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Pine set to face court BY MYLES HUME


Hollywood actor Chris Pine can expect no special treatment when he appears in the Ashburton District Court this morning, a drink-driving defence lawyer says. Barrister Stuart Blake has been following the case closely since news broke that the 33-year-old movie star was caught drink-driving with an alleged excess blood alcohol limit near Methven on March 1. Although Pine has been the focus of international media over his misdemeanour, Mr Blake believed that would have little bearing on his sentence, providing he pleads guilty. “To be honest I don’t think the judge will give him any special treatment because he’s a movie actor, but if I was defending him I would bring up the fact he has had so much media attention,” he said. “Under the Sentencing Act they can take into account personal factors, in the past I have had defendants receive a slightly lighter sentence because they were mentioned in the media.”

Last year, Judge Noel Welsh came under scrutiny after Israeli couple Daniel Sudri, 26, and Hadas Sudri, 25, received a discharge without conviction and were ordered to donate $2000 to a charity after pleading guilty in the Ashburton District Court to cultivating cannabis. However, Mr Blake said if a guilty plea was entered, Pine could expect to be convicted, fined and be disqualified from driving for six months, although he said that would have no effect in his native America. However, it could affect his ability to enter Canada, Mr Stuart said. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) said a charge or conviction of drink-driving can affect an individual’s immigration application depending on the type of application that they have made and the seriousness of the conviction and sentence. “INZ does consider drinkdriving a serious conviction - it is specifically listed in residence instructions as a matter that requires a character waiver.”

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Cut-rate deal for royals A luxurious Queenstown lodge has been booked for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have a romantic royal escape. UK website Mail Online this week published photos of the exclusive Matakauri Lodge and reported Prince William and Kate will stay there during their New Zealand tour next month. The news site claimed the Owner’s Cottage – usually $12,000 a night – had been secured for the same price as a local hotel room. To protect the couple’s privacy, the entire lodge – including four suites and six villas – had been booked for the night. Stephen McAteer of Matakauri Lodge told the Herald on Sunday the lodge could not disclose any information about guests and would neither confirm nor deny a royal booking. The resort is on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and boasts uninterrupted lake and mountain views. It is one of Tatler magazine’s 101 Top Hotels in the World. A stay there includes breakfast and dinner. The Owner’s Cottage has a private balcony with views across the lake and mountain range from a jacuzzi.

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Kylie Minogue will perform a worldwide television exclusive of a song from her new album at the 56th TV Week Logie Awards in April. The Australian pop diva has just released her 12th studio album Kiss Me Once. Minogue said she was excited to be premiering her song in Australia. “I can’t believe it’s been over 25 years since I had the pleasure of attending the TV Week Logie Awards. It’s been a while, but I’m ecstatic to let you know that I will be celebrating Australian television’s night of nights and treating you to a world-wide premiere performance of my new single at this year’s event! I can’t wait to see you there and I wish all the nominees the very best of luck!” Minogue, who has amassed record sales of more than 70 million worldwide, was the first person to win four Logie Awards at one event and remains the youngest recipient of the Gold Logie.

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Officials at an upstate New York school district say a kindergartner spent a day at the wrong school after getting on the wrong bus. The series of mistakes began when the 5-year-old girl boarded the wrong bus, which was driven by a substitute driver. At the school, teachers were expecting a new first-grader and asked the girl if she was that student. The girl said she was and spent the day answering to the no-show first-grader’s name. The mistake wasn’t discovered until the kindergartner’s mother called her school to report that her daughter didn’t get off the bus that afternoon. School officials say they located her a short time later.

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‘I’ll always be yours’ TV presenter Jesse Mulligan scripted his own vows when he married longtime sweetheart Victoria Dawson-Wheeler last week. Among the promises were to be always on her team, have her back and to show their two daughters what true love looks like. The Seven Sharp presenter, 38, and his bride, 33, have known each other for 10 years and were engaged for three years when they finally decided in December to set a date. About 60 guests enjoyed the wedding at a private home and garden in Grey Lynn on Monday. Victoria wore a vintage couture dress and comedian Jeremy Corbett was among the guests. Mulligan told New Idea: “It was beyond perfect. Every moment was flawlessly exciting. Aside from the birth of my two daughters, it was the best day of my life. No question.”

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Wheelie bins option for Ashburton By Sue NewmaN

Wheelie bins could become Ashburton’s must-have street furniture after a district-wide review of rubbish collections. The council’s rubbish collection contract expires in June and before it is renewed councillors are taking a long, hard look at the way in which the district’s refuse is collected. As well as the current system

of weekly black bag and recycling bin collection, under consideration are two wheelie bin options. Before any change was made, however, there would be district-wide consultation on the project, assets manager Andrew Guthrie said. Depending on the option chosen, there is likely to be an additional cost for ratepayers, but in some cases this could be negligible, he said.

“For people who don’t use bags now there would be a big cost increase but for those who use one or more bags a week, the options could be attractive because they’re paying money for the service now.” As well as retaining the status quo, the council is looking at retaining the green crate for glass and introducing a two wheelie bin system for waste and recycling material or retaining the green crate for glass and intro-

ducing a three bin system for waste, recycling and organic waste. Retaining the green crates for glass was the best option to retain quality in recycling and to avoid contamination, Mr Guthrie said. “Zero waste is our aspirational target and the options we’ve selected we believe make a better statement towards that goal than the status quo. If you go for the Rolls Royce option, with

three bins, it is even closer again to zero waste.” The combination bin and crate systems that will go out for public consultation are used in Palmerston North, McKenzie and Queenstown Lakes. While consultation documents will be distributed district-wide, the wheelie bin option will only be available to residents where there is currently a council-run refuse collection.


Goats are back at the Methven A&P Show By michelle NelSoN

There was no acting the goat in the southern-most corner of the Methven A&P Association showgrounds on Saturday. For the 41 competitors in the milking goat section it was serious business and judge James Simpson, from Southbridge, had the difficult task of picking winners. Goat classes made a comeback at the show last year, after an absence of about 18 years, convener Susan Shorten said. Saturday’s event attracted breeders and handlers of all ages, from veteran Margaret Prattley from Geraldine, who has been in the business since 1978, to four-year-old James Jones. Mrs Prattley took home a special black championship ribbon, recognising the centennial show, and the coveted “best udder” award with Tapui Alessendra, while James was awarded the red ribbon for the best junior handler. He hand-raised his kid, Queen, after she was abandoned by her mother, and is a third generation handler in his family. Methven breeder Mrs Shorten and husband Peter moved from Victoria, Australia about five years ago. They milk a herd of about 50 sable and saneen goats on their Krikri Dairy Goat stud, and have diversified into soap and cheese making. Over in the produce shed, judges found the Krikri cheese to their liking, scoring it highly on the winner’s lists. Read more about dairy goats in next week’s Dairy Focus.

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In brief Suspected broken neck

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A man was airlifted to Burwood Hospital with a broken neck and suspected head injuries on Saturday afternoon. The Guardian understands the injuries came about as the result of falling from a horse. The victim is thought to be in his 50s. Mayfield Rural Fire Force and the ambulance service assisted with the rescue, before the Westpac rescue helicopter landed at the Mayfield School to collect him.

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The gates to Mid Canterbury’s back country will be opened later this month with a four-wheel drive safari through Hakatere. Vehicles will take a 55km round trip staring at Barrosa station and travelling up the Stour River Valley to a lunch stop at remote Manuka Lake. After lunch the four-wheel

drive convoy will continue past Double Hut and the Swin River, around the back of Sugarloaf and travel out through Lake Heron Station. The event is designed as a family event and is a fundraiser for the restoration of historic Hakatere Station. Tickets are available from

Robert Schikker, 303-9826, or email or motorists can turn up and register on the day. To minimise fire risk, spark arresters are compulsory on all vehicles and these can be bought and fitted on the day. The route is suitable for high clearance vehicles only and the

event is bring-your-own lunch. The event will be run on March 23 starting at 9am. All motorists must register at Barrosa at 8am and attend a briefing at 8.45am before the convoy heads for the hills. If the weather is unsuitable for the safari, it will be postponed until April 6.



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A service will be held in Lincoln next week in memory of a Mid Canterbury man who died in a tragic accident in South Korea earlier this month. A death notice in Saturday’s Guardian said Gareth Lochhead died as the result of a tragic accident in South Korea on March 4. Tributes and messages for both him and his family have flooded his Facebook page following news of his death. Lochhead – who according to his Facebook page worked as an assistant professor at Dongguk University – is understood to have fallen from a building while working in Korea. He suffered critical brain injuries and died some days later in hospital. Through Lochhead’s Facebook page, his family have expressed thanks to his many friends and the teaching community where he worked for their support, and the staff at the hospital where he died. Lochhead’s life will be celebrated at a service at the Lincoln Baptist Church on March 25.

Serious injuries have prevented the victim of a sex attack at a central Auckland cemetery from speaking to police. The 34-year-old sex worker suffered numerous physical injuries during the attack which took place about 5.30am on Saturday. She had met her assailant in the vicinity of Liverpool St and Karangahape Road before the assault and remains in hospital, Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Newman said. “She suffered some pretty bad injuries so we’re hoping over the next couple of days that we’ll be able to catch up with her and be able to speak in detail about the attack.” Police were hoping to speak to members of the public, including a taxi driver, who helped the woman after her attack, Mr Newman said. “The victim was heavily traumatised and probably won’t be able to give us a lot of detail around her movements after the attack. “She had quite extensive injuries right around her body,

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particularly to her face, where she’s received quite serious injuries.” The attack took place in the Symonds Street Cemetery near the intersection of Grafton Bridge and Symonds Street, however the area was not visible from the road, Mr Newman said. “It was an area of reasonably thick bush.” Police would be speaking to other prostitutes who worked in the area to try to gain further information and warn them about the need for safety when going about their work, he said. “We’re doing as much as we can, but until we really speak in detail with the victim we can’t really take huge leaps forward.” Following the attack the victim sought refuge in the Langham Hotel, where staff assisted her and contacted police, Mr Newman said. New Zealand Prostitutes Collective Auckland regional co-ordinator Annah Pickering said it was not common, and definitely not encouraged for sex workers to take clients to a cemetery.

“From our experience, when you have incidences like this which have happened, it’s usually ended up quite violent ... sometimes it can be a person’s intent to hurt a sex worker, or hurt other members of the public.” Ms Pickering said she would talk to other sex workers today who operated in the area about the attack. Many of them knew each other. They were encouraged to stay safe by informing each other of their movements and taking down licence plate numbers and physical descriptions of clients, she said. “At the moment we’re just urging anyone who knows anything or who was around the area at that time of the morning to come forward.” “Post-decriminalisation, the good thing is that sex workers can go to the police and report incidences of crime.” In 1996, sex worker Natacha Hogan, known as Twiggy, was raped and murdered in the Symonds Street Cemetery by New Zealand’s first serial killer, Hayden Poulter. - APNZ

Rosebank Hospital and Resthome shut the doors on visitors yesterday, due to an outbreak of stomach flu. A staff member confirmed quarantine was in place after the Guardian received a call from the son of a resident in the facility. The man, who does not wish to be named, was disappointed he had not been told his mother was ill. He said he was informed yesterday by a third party, but his mother had apparently become unwell on Thursday or Friday. “We’ve been told norovirus has swept through the home,” he said. “My mother fell ill three days ago, and I think we’ve got a right to know that. I’ve now heard that a number of residents and staff have been ill.” Rosebank was unable to confirm how long the quarantine will remain in place.

Calf killed in crash A calf is dead and a driver was hospitalised following a collision on State Highway 1 near Chertsey yesterday. Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade, along with police and St John Ambulance officers were called to the scene shortly after noon. Rakaia chief fire officer Donald Dunlea said the calf had escaped from a nearby paddock and strayed into the path of a Nissan 4WD. The calf died on impact and the driver was taken to Ashburton hospital. Mr Dunlea said there was no need to divert traffic, but he was disappointed by the behaviour of drivers who failed to slow down when passing the scene despite the flashing lights on emergency vehicles. The person who initially called in the incident mistakenly sent the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade on a wild goose chase to Hinds.

Fighting for life A person is fighting for their life and another is in a serious condition after the motorbike they were on crashed into a road barrier in the Waikato yesterday. State Highway 1 at Rangiriri has been partially closed following the crash just after 9am, police said. There would be significant delays for traffic for several hours while police investigated the scene. Southbound traffic was being diverted 50m north of the Rangiriri Tavern. The northbound lanes remained open. - APNZ

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Engine failure in Foveaux

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Four people were rescued after their vessel suffered engine failure in Foveaux Strait yesterday. About 10.15am Bluff Fishermen’s Radio received a distress call from the pleasure boat Kotare, near Ruapuke Island, police said. Search and rescue coordinator Sergeant Ian Martin said the boat’s skipper and one crew member were in the water diving, and the two crew on board were unable to start the Kotare’s motors. Bluff Coastguard vessel NZAS Rescue was in Foveaux Strait training and responded immediately to Ruapuke Island, as did the Stewart Island Experience ferry Foveaux Express, which was on route to Half Moon Bay with passengers on board. The crew on Kotare managed to securely anchor their boat. NZAS Rescue located the divers on shore on Ruapuke Island, and another ferry eventually towed the Kotare back to Bluff Harbour. - APNZ

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Woman dies in caravan fire BY BRENDAN MANNING The person whose body was found following a caravan fire in Invercargill early yesterday was a 45-year-old woman, police say. The caravan was on a residential property on Bluff Highway near Kew Road. Seven other people, including children, suffered smoke inhalation when the fire spread to an adjacent house, Southern District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Brian Benn said. They have since been treated at Southland Hospital. “Emergency services were called to the address shortly before 5am when a

passing member of the public discovered the fire and alerted the occupants of the address. “The caravan and the house were well alight on arrival of the emergency services. The cause of the fire is not known, police and victim support are working with the families and the deceased’s name is not available.” The prompt action of the passing member of the public likely prevented further fatalities, Mr Benn said. Southern fire communications shift manger Rewai Grace said when they arrived the caravan was fully alight and the blaze had spread to a neighbouring house. - APNZ



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Auction winner Sonya Butler.

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Auctioneer Roger Burdett cut the lock on the container prior to a storage wars-style auction. Photo JosePh Johnson 150314-JJ-001

Storage Wars became a reality on Saturday, when about 50 people turned out to bid for the contents of an abandoned storage unit in Ashburton. Rainbow Storage owner Paul O’Brien initially offered the contents of two units by no-reserve public auction, after their respective owners stopped paying their weekly rental fee last December. However one paid up at the last minute, averting the sale of their property. The contents of the remaining unit sold for $105 to Sonya Butler from Christchurch. Auctioneer Roger Burdett said the unit contained household items and furniture, and some large suitcases containing clothing and bedding. “There were one or two little treasures, which the lady who won seemed quite happy with,” he said. Mr O’Brien had tried to track the property owner down via classified advertising and social media, to no avail, and was forced to auction off the contents in a manner similar to that seen on the American Television programme Storage Wars to empty the units for re-leasing.

A new marine reserve, whale and seal sanctuaries, and fishing reserves have been announced for Kaikoura. The Government will introduce a bill to enable the new reserves, with the aim of improving the management of Kaikoura’s coast and ocean. Conservation minister Nick Smith said Kaikoura’s marine environment was particularly rich because of its deep 500m canyon so close to shore. “These measures will benefit Kaikoura’s whales, dolphins, seals, albatross, rock lobster, shellfish and finfish as well as helping to sustain Kaikoura’s $134 million a year tourism industry,” he said. The new measures include a 10,000ha marine reserve focused on deep waters of the canyon, a 4600 square kilometre whale sanctuary, and the Ohau point fur seal sanctuary. Three small maitaitai reserves have been established to protect customary fishing beds, along with two larger taiapure fishing reserves, or locally-managed recreational fishing areas. Recreational catch and size limits have also been altered due to concern about fishing stocks. WWF-New Zealand said the new measures would protect wildlife and benefit New Zealand’s economy. “Looking after our environment brings term long-term economic benefits and it is great to see that approach being taken here,” said executive director Chris How. “This package should be complemented by an end to oil exploration off the Kaikoura coast. It would be a tragedy to see all this good work, and the local economy put at risk by an oil spill,” he said. The Kaikoura Marine Management Bill will be introduced to parliament this week, with the aim of having the protections in place by 2015. - APNZ

Infant bitten nine times at Pukekohe daycare By Russell Blackstock The distraught parents of an infant who needed hospital treatment after being repeatedly bitten by a two-year-old boy at a preschool are demanding answers from education bosses. Richard and Corinne Konz, from Pukekohe, say 19-month-

old John was bitten nine times on the head and body by the child of a staff member at the nearby Te Akonga early learning centre last Monday. They said his injuries were played down in a call from the centre. They only discovered the seriousness of the bites after pick-

ing him up 90 minutes later. The shocked parents took him to their local A&E. Doctors sent him to Middlemore Hospital for treatment, including three stitches to an ear wound. “I cannot understand how my son could be bitten nine times and no one noticed what was going on,” Richard said.

He said it was the third time his son had been bitten and he would not be attending the centre again. “At a meeting with school management on Wednesday, my wife was told that no one had heard him screaming.” The couple have laid a complaint with the Ministry of Education.

Corinne said that at the meeting with management, it emerged the biter’s mother was a staff member. Robyn Moloney, the licensee of the centre, confirmed the child who did the biting is the son of a teacher. She would not comment further, given ongoing investigations. - APNZ

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Tree smashes into bedroom By HeatHer Mccracken An Auckland teen will bunk down at a friend’s house this week after a tree smashed into his bedroom on Saturday night. Josh Malmo, 16, was cut on the hand by a flying shard of glass when the tree crashed into his room about 11.30pm. He was otherwise unhurt. “He just needed a cup of tea with a couple of sugars in it,” his father Andrew Malmo said. The 10m tree was brought down by high winds as the remnants of tropical cyclone Lusi passed over Auckland during the weekend. It also flattened a caravan at the same property on Onewa Road, Birkenhead, Mr Malmo said. The noise of the tree coming down sounded like “the roof was being torn off the house”. “It also landed on my wife’s

caravan and pushed it right down to the ground,” he said. Mr Malmo said the family was now waiting to hear from the landlord’s insurance company. In the meantime, Josh was staying with a friend, he said. The storm, which was downgraded from a cyclone before it reached New Zealand on Friday night, brought down trees and caused damaging storm surges around the upper North Island. It was last night expected to cause gale force winds with gusts of up to 130km/h in Wellington, South Wairarapa and Marlborough, and heavy rain in parts of the South Island. In Auckland, the storm caused surface flooding, power cuts, and caused minor coastal erosion, said Civil Defence controller Clive Manley. More than 10,000 homes lost power on Saturday, with up to 6000 customers out at one time, but Mr Manley said most were

restored within a couple of hours. Residents in 50 homes in northeastern beaches were told on Saturday night they may need to evacuate, as large swells threatened to inundate their properties. But Mr Manley said the swells began to subside earlier than forecast, meaning none of the houses sustained damage and there was no need for residents to evacuate. “When we got to high tide we didn’t get the swell expected, so that’s what saved those properties.” Inspections at affected beaches yesterday, including Snells Beach, Waiwera, Orewa, Milford, Cheltenham and Whangateau, found only minor erosion, he said. Three boats had to be secured in Auckland harbour on Saturday after breaking their moorings, and Fullers ferry sailings

to Devonport were disrupted by the weather conditions. The Fire Service Northern Communications Centre received about 200 weatherrelated incidents in Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty from Friday evening to Sunday at 2pm, including 99 in Auckland. In Northland, more than 30 businesses were inundated by sea water on Paihia’s waterfront, and will be closed for a few days for the clean-up. Firefighters closed a stretch of State Highway 11 through central Paihia on Saturday morning as high swells pushed sea water onto the road and into cafes and restaurants. Wind gusts reached 139km/h at Cape Reinga, and 120km/h easterlies blew a shed through power lines at Whangarei Heads on Saturday night, cutting power to 2000 homes. The storm was heading for

the South Island last night, but Christchurch was expected to miss the worst, with the centre of the low passing north of the city. High winds did cause some power outages, and the city was expected to get another 10mm of rain last night. But mayor Lianne Dalziel said yesterday there had been few significant issues, and the agencies on standby to respond to flooding would be stood down. “We would have been ready to respond to heavy rainfall and flooding, but, thankfully, there has not, so far, been any need,” Ms Dalziel said. High winds were expected to ease in Wellington and the South Island by early this morning, when weather would begin to improve throughout the country. - APNZ



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Funding shake-up looms By Jonathan Milne The Government is looking to fund schools according to the progress their pupils make, the Education Minister has revealed. In an interview with the Herald on Sunday, Hekia Parata described the existing regime, in which schools with deprived neighbourhoods are paid more, as a “blunt instrument”. The Ministry of Education is calculating new decile rankings for the nation’s 2500 schools from last year’s quakedelayed Census. Parata agreed that schools in some gentrified areas, especially in Auckland, could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, while others would gain similar amounts. Parata said the current funding system was unsatisfactory. “I think we need to be looking for something else.” The Government is spending a record $9.7 billion on edu-

cation, she said, but achievement levels were below the 85 to 100 per cent New Zealand needed. The most successful funding systems narrowed the gap between high-achieving rich kids and under-achieving poor kids by “strongly incentivising”pupil progress, she said. The Government did not want to fund schools according to their raw results in National Standards or NCEA, but on how much teachers had helped students to learn over the course of six months or a year, “the consistency and the progress”. “You’ve got to work out which school is delivering achievement, which schools are focusing on how they raise the quality of their teaching and leadership practice, and how is that translating into kids demonstrating that they’re learning more?” After learning of Parata’s

comments, the teacher unions raised concerns at private meetings with her. She assured them she was merely exploring funding options this year, they say, and would go into more detail next year. Post-Primary Teachers Association president Angela Roberts said she would be disappointed with any quick-fix approach. “It may be quick and easy to rank schools on their NCEA or National Standards results - but just because something’s easy doesn’t mean it’s right.” New Zealand Educational Institute national secretary Paul Goulter said Parata’s proposal was a “radical shift”to performance funding, which had failed in the US. He said the Government should invest in schools and pupils who needed help to achieve - not extra funding to those who were already succeeding. Principals’ Federation vice

president Denise Torrey said she agreed it was time to find a new way of funding schools but performance funding was not the answer. “National Standards are a blunt instrument. We hope she will engage with the profession - people who know how schools run - not just the Treasury boffins.” Mt Roskill’s May Rd School gets more targeted funding than most others because its pupils come from neighbourhoods with low-income, immigrant families. But principal Lynda Stuart says the $497-a-pupil decile funding is “never enough” to provide all the remedial assistance. However, she does not believe funding the school according to pupil progress is a better system. Stuart says the National Standards regime is the only tool for measuring progress. - APNZ

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In brief $1m richer The excitement at Wanaka New World’s Lotto counter yesterday was palpable, as staff checked tickets and fielded a steady stream of questions from shoppers keen to learn the identity of the town’s newest millionaire. The supermarket sold a winning Lotto first division ticket last week, but the $1 million prize remained unclaimed last night. Staff member Natasha Yeo said it seemed like the whole town had heard the news. - APNZ

Debt hits $6.5b Auckland Council debt, which was $4 billion three years ago, has now reached $6.5b, but Mayor Len Brown says there is a good balance between the super city’s debts and assets. He told TVNZ’s Q+A programme yesterday that in the past three and a half years there had been a significant build in infrastructure. “One of the primary reasons why Auckland was united was because we’ve had decades of under-investment in our infrastructure and particularly transportation, and so we’ve basically had to kick start.” The city had $40b worth of assets to offset the $6.5b of debt, he said. - APNZ

Armed police call-out A man allegedly brandishing a BB gun in Porirua yesterday sparked an armed police call-out in two separate Titahi Bay locations, police say. “A first sighting was received just prior to 2pm where the male was reported to be sitting at the main entrance to Titahi Bay beach holding what was believed to be a handgun,” police said. By the time police arrived he had gone. “About 20 minutes later a further call was received advising that the same person had entered a local pub and a handgun had again been seen. Police cordoned the immediate area and began evacuating patrons from the premises.” The man came out of his own accord shortly afterwards and was taken into custody without incident. - APNZ

Man still missing

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Plenty on offer at Ashburton antiques fair Eight-year-old Nelly CambellReeves and her mother Zoe were among the hundreds who visited the antique and collectables fair in the Ashburton

Sports Hall on Saturday. Rotary Club of Ashburton member Sharon Amos, who organised the event, said the club was happy with the outcome,

although more people were expected. “We had slightly more people last year, but it was still a successful fundraiser for Rotary,”

she said. “The displays were good and everyone had a good time,” she said.

Family hope another attempt will be made today to rescue Marlborough man Kerry Blair, following confirmation his boat has been found off the coast of Taranaki. An attempt to secure the vessel and bring it to shore had to be abandoned in heavy seas on Saturday. Tasman police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said Mr Blair’s boat was spotted 200km off Taranaki by a Royal New Zealand Air Force orion. A large oil industry ship equipped to operate in heavy seas was dispatched to try to reach the boat. “The ship got to the boat but the seas out there were just atrocious and there was no way they could secure a line to it,” she said. They were not able to tell conclusively whether Mr Blair was still on board the boat. Another attempt would be made when the weather improved, she said. Mr Blair, 55, has been missing since Saturday last week when he launched his 9m aluminium boat, Erie, from the Marlborough Sounds. - APNZ

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Left - Mountain bike star Anton Cooper in action at the Oceania Mountain bike championships at the Mt Hutt Bike Park on Saturday. Cooper ended up second in the men’s elite crosscountry class on Saturday.

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Above - Estella Lister, 6, was rapt to take third prize in the Methven A&P Show spud-in-a-bucket competition, watched by Lilly Grant, 10. Left - The bails fly for a Tech Stags batsman in senior cricket on Saturday.

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Left - Ray Harraway was smiling after the veteran underhand chop. Right - In keeping with the Methven A&P Show’s centenary celebrations Caitlin Roberts was decked out in a riding habit to ride Chelton Carousel in the side saddle classes. The 10-year-old from Methven has been riding side saddle for a year now, and won the most suitable horse or pony class.

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Above - Patterson Johnson, 3, held up his mother Anna, was intrigued by the horn on a vintage car.

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MP taught a harsh lesson Coen Lammers EDITOR


erception is reality. This is a harsh lesson Justice Minister Judith Collins learned last week. The minister has been in the firing line for two weeks over a recent visit to China, during which she is accused to have endorsed and lobbied for dairy company Oravida, of which her husband is a director. Ms Collins visited the company and had dinner with some of its representatives and Chinese officials. The minister did not consider the visit to be a big deal, and reacted irritated and dismissive when reporters started asking questions about the trip. Many New Zealanders will put this saga in the ‘so-what’ category, but by her dismissive manner and her decision not to mention the dinner, this tiny storm quickly spiralled out of the tea cup. Instead of coming totally clean, Ms Collins allowed the story to gather pace, now has been publically reprimanded by the Prime Minister and has created the perception that she has something to hide. The opposition parties and some journalists seem to think that this sideshow will fatally damage Ms Collins or even the National Party, but it remains to be seen how many Kiwis really take notice. The Beehive is a bubble and all those working inside it have a different perception of the world than the rest of us. Some barely realise that New Zealanders are dealing with more important issues than Ms Collins’ Chinese dinners or Metiria Turei’s jackets. I once challenged a respective political journalist that the gallery tends to focus on mud-slinging controversies and barely touches on the real work that goes on in Parliament. He replied that most of the editors back in the office, and the public buying the papers, were more interested in controversies than the run-of-the-mill activities. If he is right, this would be a sad reflection on both the media and the New Zealand electorate. And just in case you were interested, Parliament last week discussed 17 bills, while select committees dealt with 20-odd other bills.



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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Do you think it’s too late for the Government to do a u-turn on Novopay? No 70%

Yes 30%

Today’s online poll question Q: Do you think Ashburton needs wheelie bins?

CONTACTS Which way will Winston Peters go? John Key has extended an invite to form a National-NZ First coalition.

‘Deceitful, disingenuous, dishonest’ Nick Lindo



o says “Slippery” Winston Peters of “Paranoid” John Key after PM indicates his early date for the 2014 General Election - September 20 - has been chosen to ensure Mr Peters has good time in which to make up his mind over which major party to support should he be in a position to do so after the votes are counted. Past experience suggests it could be a wise move in view of Winston’s legendary reluctance to commit himself to anything, let alone another party, before an election. Flippant, perhaps, but still wise, as the political calendar for late September has welcome gaps. However, it seems likely an election date has never before been decided upon to suit the erratic whims of a maverick MP who may not even be in the House on the morning after, NZ First having failed to make the magic 5 per cent and thus entry to Parliament. Were that to occur – still quite a possibility – Mr Key

The possibility of coalition support from Winston, and perhaps two or three of his henchmen, seems to be hanging heavy on the mind of the PM

would no longer have to worry about Peters’ prevarication yet still look faintly ridiculous for having gone to such lengths to accommodate him. The possibility of coalition support from Winston, and perhaps two or three of his henchmen, seems to be hanging heavy on the mind of the PM. He might almost be said to be displaying signs of paranoia about it. Is this latest “dig” at the leader of NZ First therefore a not too subtle indication that Winston can have all that time he may want or need post election as long as, in the end, he sides with National and any other rag-tag grouping there may then be around with which “confidence and supply” arrangements can be made. After all, where those two or three are gathered together, under MMP, there’s always the chance of a coalition.

By elevating Peters into the limelight once again - as if he hasn’t been there many times before - Key may well be sending a not very subtle signal that he, Key, would be happy to welcome him back into the fold and might even be prepared to offer him a bauble to make the deal that much sweeter. That’s what Helen (Clark) did for Winston after all and it worked well for both parties. So his alliterative comments may yet have to be seriously moderated It is, though, all still in the realms of early post-election supposition, a time when commentators run almost riot! News from other parties Act’s new leader, Jamie Whyte, seems not to have done either himself or his cause much good by apparently hinting he is less than aggressively anti incest, at least personally

if not politically. Such a controversial leap away from the more mundane elements of current electioneering can hardly be designed to garner votes on the ground. What the worthy ratepayers of “leafy” Epsom - where a successful outcome remains vital to the survival of Act in any “meaningful” form - feel about such things is undoubtedly the subject of an “ongoing” poll the results of which are breathlessly awaited, not least by the Act candidate himself, David Seymour. Meanwhile, Labour “heavy” Shane Jones, and current scourge of Countdown has called Green junior whippersnapper, Gareth Hughes, a mollyhawk, otherwise known as a screeching gull or young albatross. Jones described the remark as part of the robust exchange of the electoral debate; the Greens are miffed to the point of making an “official complaint”. Mr Peters, significantly(?) is now asserting, a Labour/Green coalition, “cannot win the next election”. Indeed, Mr Cunliffe and Dr. Norman seem to be drifting irretrievably apart. What can bring them together again? Don’t miss next week’s thrilling instalment.

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Merino Reserve Champion Merino Ram: Cleardale Station Class 1 Merino Ram, 2-shear or over: Cleardale Station 1, Class 2 Merino Ram, 1-shear: Cleardale Station 1, Strong Combing Section Champion Merino Ram: Cleardale Station Class 7 Merino Ram, 2-shear or over: Cleardale Station 1, Cleardale Station 2, Class 8 Merino Ram 1-shear: Cleardale Station 1, Cleardale Station 2.

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English Leicesters English Leicester Champion Ram: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd English Leicester Reserve Champion Ram: Cleardale Station English Leicester Champion Ewe: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd English Leicester Reserve Champion Ewe: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd Class 26 English Leicester Ram, 1-shear or over: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 1, Cleardale Station 2, Cleardale Station 3, Class 27 English Leicester Ram lamb, natural condition: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 1, Cleardale Station 2, Cleardale Station 3, Class 28 English Leicester Ewe, 1-shear or over: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 1, Cleardale Station 2, Cleardale Station 3, Class 29 English Leicester Ewe Lamb, natural condition: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 1, Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 2.

Border Leicesters Border Leicester Champion Ram: R N Currie Champion Wool Breed: Felicty Gardner Border Leicester Champion Ewe: R N Currie Class 31 Border Leicester Ram Lamb, shorn, natural condition: R N Currie 1, Class 32 Pair Border Leicester Ram Lambs, Shorn, natural condition: R N Currie 1, Class 34 Border Leicester Ewe, 1-shear: R N Currie 1, Class 35 Border Leicester Ewe Lamb, shorn, natural condition: R N Currie 1.

Romney Romney Champion Ram: Felicty Gardner Romney Reserve Champion Ram: Felicty Gardner Romney Champion Ewe: Felicty Gardner Romney Reserve Champion Ewe: Felicty Gardner Class 37 Romney Ram, 2-shear and over: Felicty Gardner 1, Class 40 Romney Ram Lamb, shorn, natural condition: Felicty Gardner 1, Felicty Gardner 2, Class 42 Romney Ewe, 1-shear: Felicty Gardner 1, Class 45 Romney Ewe Lamb, shorn, Natural Condition: Felicty Gardner 1, Felicty Gardner 2, Provincial Livestock Commercial Ram Lamb Class Class 51 One Ram Lamb, any breed, Sired by a Prime Lamb Breed Sire: AJ & CH Prouting 1, Paul Ross 2, Ryan Carr 3, Hazlett Rural Competition Class 52 Hazlett Rural Class: Ryan Carr 1, Paul Ross 2, N Carr 3.

Southdown Southdown Champion Ram: Paul Ross Southdown Champion Ewe: Paul Ross Southdown Reserve Champion Ewe: Paul Ross Class 54 Southdown Ram Lamb, natural condition: Paul Ross 1, Class 55 Southdown Ewe, 1-shear: Paul Ross 1, Paul Ross 2, Class 56 South Down Ewe Lamb: Paul Ross 1, Paul Ross 2.

Texel Texel Champion Ram: P & K Gardner Texel Reserve Champion Ram: P & K Gardner Texel Champion Ewe: P & K Gardner Texel Reserve Champion Ewe: P & K Gardner Class 57 Ram - 1 shear or over, natural condition: P & K Gardner 1, Class 58 Ram Lamb, natural condition: P & K Gardner 1, P & K Gardner 2, Class 59 Ewe - 1 shear or over, natural condition: P & K Gardner 1, Class 60 Ewe Lamb, natural condition: P & K Gardner 1, P & K Gardner 2.

Hampshire Hampshire Champion Ram: LA Cairns Hampshire Reserve Champion Ram: BJ & PE Butterick Hampshire Champion Ewe: LA Cairns Hampshire Reserve Champion Ewe: BJ & PE Butterick Class 61 Hampshire Ram, any age, natural condition: LA Cairns 1, Class 62 Hampshire Ram lamb, natural condition: BJ & PE Butterick 1, SI & HA Mangin 2, BJ & PE Butterick 3, Class 64 Hampshire Ewe, 1-shear, natural condition: LA Cairns 1, Class 65 Hampshire Ewe lamb, natural condition: BJ & PE Butterick 1, BJ & PE

cord Maiden Doe or Goatling: J Arscott & A Jones-Hollybank Zoe 1, B KennedyAntrimdowns Perdita 2, H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Katie 3, Class 138 Associated Record Doe Kid: J Arscott & A Jones-Hollybank Lavander 1, J Arscott & A Jones-Hollybank Lexi 2, B KennedyAntrimdowns Melina 3, Class 139 Junior Progeny: J Arscott & A Jones-Ardenvale Blazes 1, J Arscott & A Jones-Ardenvale Blazes 2, Kim Carter-Zodian Luna And Zodian Willow 3.

Saddle Hack Rakaia Gorge farmer Bob Brown examines the fleece on a merino ram. Butterick 2, SI & HA Mangin 3,

Dorset Down Dorset Down Champion Ram: J.T. Miles Dorset Down Champion Ewe: J.T. Miles Class 66 Dorset Down Ram, any age: J.T. Miles 1, Class 69 Dorset Down Ewe, 1-shear: J.T. Miles 1, J.T. Miles 2, Class 70 Dorset Down Ewe lamb: J.T. Miles 1, J.T. Miles 2.

Suffolks Suffolk Champion Ram: J.T. Miles Champion Ram Lamb Meat Breed: J.T. Miles Champion Ram Lamb Meat Breed: AJ & CH Prouting Suffolk Reserve Champion Ram: J.T. Miles Suffolk Champion Ewe: J.T. Miles Suffolk Reserve Champion Ewe: J.T. Miles Class 71 Suffolk Ram, any age, natural condition: J.T. Miles 1, Class 72 Suffolk Ram lamb, natural condition: J.T. Miles 1, J.T. Miles 2, Class 73 Suffolk Ewe lamb, natural condition: J.T. Miles 1, J.T. Miles 2, Class 74 Suffolk Ewe, 2-shear and over must have reared a lamb: J.T. Miles 1, J.T. Miles 2, PJ & CJ Hampton 3, Class 75 Suffolk Ewe, 1-shear,natural condition: J.T. Miles 1, J.T. Miles 2, PJ & CJ Hampton 3.

South Suffolk South Suffolk Champion Ram: AJ & CH Prouting South Suffolk Reserve Champion Ram: JP & LB Chamberlain South Suffolk Champion Ewe: JP & LB Chamberlain South Suffolk Reserve Champion Ewe: JP & LB Chamberlain Class 76 South Suffolk - Ram Lamb., natural condition: AJ & CH Prouting 1, HA Henderson 2, HA Henderson 3, Class 77 South Suffolk - 1 pair Ram Lambs, natural condition: HA Henderson 1, AJ & CH Prouting 2, R N Currie 3, Class 78 South Suffolk Ram, 1 Shear, natural condition: JP & LB Chamberlain 1, Class 79 South Suffolk - Ram, 2 Shear and over, natural condition: JP & LB Chamberlain 1, Class 80 South Suffolk Ewe lamb, natural condition: HA Henderson 1, HA Henderson 2, DM Butterick 3, Class 81 South Suffolk Pair of Ewe Lambs, natural condition: HA Henderson 1, AJ & CH Prouting 2, R N Currie 3, Class 82 South Suffolk Ewe, 1-shear, natural condition: JP & LB Chamberlain 1, AJ & CH Prouting 2, PJ & CJ Hampton 3, Class 83 South Suffolk Ewe, 2-shear or over, natural condition: JP & LB Chamberlain 1, PJ & CJ Hampton 2, JP & LB Chamberlain 3.

Poll Dorset Poll Dorset Champion Ram: Ryan Carr Poll Dorset Champion Ewe: Ryan Carr Class 84 Poll Dorset Ram, any age, natural condition: Ryan Carr 1, Class 85 Poll Dorset Ram lamb, natural condition: Ryan Carr 1, Class 86 Poll Dorset Ewe lamb, natural condition: Ryan Carr 1, Ryan Carr 2.

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Black & Coloured Champion Ram: JD & ML Stewart Black and Coloured Champion Sheep Rosette: JD & ML Stewart Black & Coloured Reserve Champion Ram: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd Black & Coloured Champion Ewe: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd Black and Coloured Reserve Champion Ewe: JD & ML Stewart Class 89 Black & Coloured Ram, 2-shear and over: DB Thompson 1, William Gibson 2, JD & ML Stewart 3, Class 90 Black & Coloured Ram, 1-shear and over: JD & ML Stewart 1, Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 2, DB Thompson 3, Class 91 Black & Coloured Wether, 1-shear and over: Phillippa Sanders 1, Class 92 Black & Coloured Ram lamb, woolly: DB Thompson 1, Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 2, JD & ML Stewart 3, Class 94 Black & Coloured Ewe, 1-shear strong: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, JD & ML Stewart 3, Class 95 Black & Coloured Ewe, 1-shear fine: JD & ML Stewart 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, Phillippa Sanders 3, Class 96 Black & Coloured Ewe lamb, woolly, strong: Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 1, DB Thompson 2, Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 3, Class 97 Black & Coloured Ewe lamb,woolly fine: JD & ML Stewart 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, Dunfield Farming Co Ltd 3, Class 98 Black & Coloured Ewe, 2-shear and over, strong: JD & ML Stewart 1, DB Thompson 2, DB Thompson 3, Class 99 Black & Coloured Ewe, 2-shear and over, fine: JD & ML Stewart 1, Phillippa Sanders 2, Phillippa Sanders 3.

Prime lambs Methven A & P Prime Lamb Competition Champion Pen of three lambs: WF & SE Bell Class 100 Three Mutton Crossbred Lambs, shorn or woolly, most suitable for Export: WF & SE Bell 1, R N Currie 2, J.T. Miles 3, Class 101 Three Crossbred Lambs, most suitable for export. Wool Breeds: WF & SE Bell 1, R N Currie 2, J.T. Miles 3. Gift Lamb - Silver Fern Farm Competition. Class 102 GIFT LAMBS - Silver Fern Farm Competition: AKJ Stevens 1, Springfield Estate 2, Brimark Farm 3.

Fine wool section Fine Wool Champion: Cleardale Station Fine Wool - Reserve Champion: Cleardale Station Class 104 Fine or Medium Merino Ewe or Wether: Aileen Sandrey 1, Aileen Sandrey 2, Class 105 Fine or Medium Merino Hogget: Aileen Sandrey 1, Aileen Sandrey 2, Class 106 Strong Merino Ram: Cleardale Station 1, Cleardale Station 2, Class 107 Strong Merino Ewe or Wether: Cleardale Station 1, Cleardale Station 2, Class 110 Corriedale or Halfbreed Ewe: JD & ML Stewart 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, Class 111 Flock Ewe or Wether: Cleardale Station 1.

Crossbred wool section Crossbred Wool - Champion: SI & HA Mangin Crossbred Wool - Reserve Champion: SI & HA Mangin Class 113 Crossbred Ewe, above 30 microns: SI & HA Mangin 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, SI & HA Mangin 3, Class 114 Crossbred Ewe Hogget, shorn as a lamb: SI & HA Mangin 1, SI & HA Mangin 2, SI &


HA Mangin 3, Class 117 2nd Shear Blend, minimum wt 8 kg to be judged on: WF & SE Bell 1, WF & SE Bell 2.

Black and coloured wool Black and Coloured Wool Champion: JD & ML Stewart Class 118 Woolley Hogget fleece, 30 microns or finer: JD & ML Stewart 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, Class 119 Woolley Hogget fleece, 31 microns and stronger: JD & ML Stewart 1, Class 120 Mature fleece, 31 microns and finer: JD & ML Stewart 1, JD & ML Stewart 2, Class 121 Mature fleece, 33 microns and stronger: JD & ML Stewart 1, JD & ML Stewart 2,

Gift Fleece Competition Class 122 Fleece, Flock sheep only, to be judged at Judge’s discretion: WHD & SH Ensor 1, SI & HA Mangin 2.

Dairy Goats Breed Challenge - Toggenburg: Barbara Kennedy-Antrimdowns Jazmine Breed Challenge - Saanen: Margaret Prattley-Tapui Alessandra Goats - Supreme Champion Medal: Margaret Prattley-Tapui Alessandra Breed Challenge - Sable: P & S ShortenKrikri Tinka Champion Herd Register Doe: Margaret Prattley-Tapui Alessandra Reserve Champion Herd Register Doe: Kim Carter-Zodian Lulu Class 123 Herd Register Doe in Milk under 3 years: Kim Carter-Zodian Alba 1, H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Helki 2, P & S Shorten-Krikri Tinka 3, Class 124 Herd Register Doe in Milk 3 years and over: Margaret Prattley-Tapui Alessandra 1, Margaret Prattley-Pukemara Giza 2, H Wilson & R Price-Pukamara Tariell 3, Champion Associated Record Doe: H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Helena Reserve Champion Associated Record Doe: H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Heidi Class 126 Associated Record Doe in Milk under 3 years: H Wilson & R PriceHeatherlea Helena 1, Barbara KennedyAntrimdowns Pearl 2, Class 127 Associated Record Doe in Milk 3 years and over: H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Heidi 1, Class 132 Herd Register Best Udder: Margaret Prattley-Tapui Alessandra 1, H Wilson & R Price-Heathlee Helki 2, Janine Tasker-Zodian Alba 3, Class 133 Associated Record Best Udder. (Conditions same as Class 138: H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Heidi 1, B KennedyAntrimdowns Pearl 2, H Wilson & R Price-Heatherlea Helena 3, Class 134 Junior Showmanship for young persons 15 years and under: James Jones 1, Herd Register Champion Junior Doe: P & S Shorten-Krikri Marta Herd Register Reserve Champion Junior Doe: B Kennedy-Antrimdowns Jazlyn Associated Record Champion Junior Doe: J Arscott & A Jones-Hollybank Lavander Associarted Record Reserve Champon Junior Doe: J Arscott & A Jones-Hollybank Zoe Class 135 Herd Register Maiden Doe or Goatling: P & S Shorten-Krikri Marta 1, B Kennedy-Rosebury Riahanna 2, Janine Tasker-Zodian Luna 3, Class 136 Herd Register Doe Kid: B Kennedy-Antrimdowns Jazlyn 1, P & S Shorten-Rosebury Patsy 2, Margaret Prattley-Pukamara Lindylou 3, Class 137 Associated Re-

Saddle Hack - Novice Champion: Amy McMullan-Swe Raffealla Saddle Hack - Novice Reserve Champion: Kate Pinckney-Portobello Saddle Hack - Champion: Amy McMullanSwe Raffealla Saddle Hack - Reserve Champion: Kate Pinckney-Portobello Class 140 Methven Pony Club Challenge Cup: Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock 1, Class 141 District Horse: Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock 1, Jenny Gilchrist-Oakabella Nixon 2, Jenny LottWentworthflash Gordon 3, Class 142 Best Rider on a Saddle Hack: Amy McMullanSwe Raffealla 1, Kate Pinckney-Portobello 2, Tracey Pierce-Avonlea Dream Dancer 3, Class 143 Novice Hack - not to have won 3 firsts: Kate Pinckney-Portobello 1, Erin McDiarmid-Just the Bees Knees 2, Sarah Bastin-Mr Cosby 3, Class 144 Novice Hack - not to have won 6 firsts: Amy McMullan-Swe Raffealla 1, Kate Pinckney-Portobello 2, Erin Mcdiarmid-Just the Bees Knees 3, Class 145 Hack not over 163 cm: Amy McMullan-Swe Raffealla 1, Erin Mcdiarmid-Just the Bees Knees 2, Olivia Mason-Hidden Moments 3, Class 146 Hack over 163 cm: Kate PinckneyPortobello 1, Laura Harrison-Poeme 2, Tracey Pierce-Avonlea Dream Dancer 3, Class 147 Ladies Hack to be ridden by a Lady or Gent: Kate Pinckney-Portobello 1, Amy McMullan-Swe Raffealla 2, Tracey Pierce-Avonlea Dream Dancer 3, Class 148 Best Paced Hack: Amy McMullan-Swe Raffealla 1, Laura HarrisonPoeme 2, Rebecca Sheate-Dabado Mh 3, Class 149 Best Mannered Hack: Sally Goldsmith-Oscar De La Renta 1, Olivia Mason-Hidden Moments 2, N CorbettHangover 3.

Saddle Hunter Saddle Hunter - Novice Champion: Tina Abbott-Kennebrook Cleopatra Saddle Hunter - Novice Reserve Champion: Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock Saddle Hunter - Reserve Champion: Rosa Douglass-Highway 35 Saddle Hunter - Champion: Tina AbbottKennebrook Cleopatra Class 150 Best Rider on a Saddle Hunter: Nicola Sim-Chocolate 1, Rosa DouglassHighway 35 2, Celine Didham-He’s Magic 3, Class 151 Novice Saddle Hunter - 0 - 3 wins: Tina Abbott-Kennebrook Cleopatra 1, Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock 2, Celine Didham-He’s Magic 3, Class 152 Novice Saddle Hunter - 0 - 5 wins: Tina Abbott-Kennebrook Cleopatra 1, Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock 2, Celine Didham-He’s Magic 3, Class 153 Saddle Hunter - not over 163 cm: Rosa Douglass-Highway 35 1, Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock 2, Celine Didham-He’s Magic 3, Class 154 Saddle Hunter - over 163 cm: Tina Abbott-Kennebrook Cleopatra 1, Nicola Sim-Chocolate 2, Amy Stewart-Eden Ivana 3, Class 155 Gentlemen’s Saddle Hunter to be ridden by a Lady or Gent: Nicola Sim-Chocolate 1, Celine Didham-He’s Magic 2, Isabella Roberts-Thornfield Shamrock 3, Class 156 Best Paced Saddle Hunter: Nicola Sim-Chocolate 1, Rosa Douglass-Young Pretender 2, Celine Didham-He’s Magic 3, Class 157 Best Mannered Saddle Hunter: Rosa Douglass-Highway 35 1, Tina Abbott-Kennebrook Cleopatra 2, Sarah Hazlewood-Pintado Makoya 3.

Park Hacks Park Hack - Champion Novice: Nicola Abbott-Evolution Lady Park Hack - Reserve Champion Novice: R Williams-Aldous Snow

Methven A&P Show Monday, March 17, 2014 Park Hack - Champion: Danielle Simpson-Integrities Promise Park Hack - Reserve Champion: Katherine Abbott-Ashton Lullabye Supreme Champion: Amy McMullan-Swe Raffealla Class 158 Best Rider on a Park Hack: Danielle Simpson-Integrities Promise 1, Katherine Abbott-Ashton Lullabye 2, S Lowe/Tolhoek Farmily-Forli Aristotle 3, Class 159 Novice Park Hack - 0 - 3 wins: Nicola Abbott-Evolution Lady 1, Jenny Gilchrist-Oakabella Nixon 2, R WilliamsAldous Snow 3, Class 160 Novice Park Hack - 0 - 5 wins: Nicola Abbott-Evolution Lady 1, R Williams-Aldous Snow 2, Jenny Gilchrist-Oakabella Nixon 3, Class 161 Park Hack over 148 cm and not over 153 cm: Katherine Abbott-Ashton Lullabye 1, Sarah Foster-Samarkand Park Casino 2, Jenny Gilchrist-Oakabella Nixon 3, Class 162 Park Hack over 153 cm and not over 158 cm: Danielle Simpson-Integrities Promise 1, Emma McCloy-Vancouver 2, Nicola Abbott-Evolution Lady 3, Class 163 Ladies Park Hack may be ridden by Lady or Gent: Danielle Simpson-Integrities Promise 1, Katherine Abbott-Ashton Lullabye 2, Sarah Foster-Samarkand Park Casino 3, Class 164 Best Paced Park Hack: Danielle Simpson-Integrities Promise 1, Katherine Abbott-Ashton Lullabye 2, Emma McCloy-Vancouver 3, Class 165 Best Mannered Park Hack: Danielle Simpson-Integrities Promise 1, Emma McCloy-Vancouver 2, Katherine AbbottAshton Lullabye 3.

Ridden Standardbred Ridden Standardbred Champion: Chanelle Dickie-Dustin Bromac Ridden Standardbred Reserve Champion: Sheree Tomlinson-Aramid Class 166 Best Rider on a Standardbred: Sheree Tomlinson-Aramid 1, Chanelle Dickie-Dustin Bromac 2, Porsha RushtonMaebee Tomorrow 3, Class 167 Novice Standardbred - not to have won 6 firsts: Porsha Rushton-Maebee Tomorrow 1, Class 168 Open Standardbred: Chanelle Dickie-Dustin Bromac 1, Sheree Tomlinson-Aramid 2, Porsha Rushton-Maebee Tomorrow 3, Class 169 Best Paced Standardbred: Sheree Tomlinson-Aramid 1, Chanelle Dickie-Dustin Bromac 2, Porsha Rushton-Maebee Tomorrow 3, Class 170 Best Mannered Standardbred: Sheree Tomlinson-Aramid 1, Porsha Rushton-Maebee Tomorrow 2, Class 171 Best Walking Standardbred: Chanelle Dickie-Dustin Bromac 1, Sheree Tomlinson-Aramid 2, Porsha Rushton-Maebee Tomorrow 3.

Saddle Cobs Saddle Cob - Champion: Danielle Hughes-Candyman Saddle Cob - Reserve Champion: Isabel McArthur-Jubalee Class 172 Best Presented Cob and Rider: Isabel McArthur-Jubalee 1, Lyn Chamberlain-Lochanvar 2, Lyn Chamberlain-Just Billy 3, Class 173 Best Rider on a Cob: Danielle Hughes-Candyman 1, Bencurren Stud-Bencurren The Heiress 2, Sandy Mardell-Trevellyn Fire Fly 3, Class 174 Cob not over 152 cm: Isabel McArthurJubalee 1, Lyn Chamberlain-Just Billy 2, Sandy Mardell-Trevellyn Fire Fly 3, Class 175 Cob over 152 cm and not over 155 cm: Danielle Hughes-Candyman 1, Lyn Chamberlain-Lochanvar 2, Bencurren Stud-Bencurren The Heiress 3, Class 1751 Best Ladies Cob may be ridden by Lady/Gent: Danielle Hughes-Candyman 1, Lyn Chamberlain-Lochanvar 2, Isa-

bel McArthur-Jubalee 3, Class 176 Best Paced Cob: Danielle Hughes-Candyman 1, Bencurren Stud-Bencurren The Heiress 2, Isabel McArthur-Jubalee 3, Class 177 Best Mannered Cob: Danielle Hughes-Candyman 1, Isabel McArthurJubalee 2, Lyn Chamberlain-Lochanvar 3

May 1, Heidi Cuttle-Strictly Kosha 2, Louise Poultney-Ataahua Venus 3, Class 197 New Zealand Riding Pony Society Class: Charlotte Roberts-Brookfields Panache 1, JR & SA Waddell-Glencoe Millie May 2, Amy Weastell-Maxwellton Saturday Sensation 3.

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GROuP B Group B Champion Novice Pony: Jordan Shrimpton-Ataahua Celebrity Group B Reserve Champion Novice Pony: Caitlin Shrimpton-Ataahua Penny Royal Class 198 Willow Spring Chelsea Challenge Cup - Donated by A & C Roberts Family: Alice Peters-Farview Spirit Of Dreams 1, Caitlin Roberts-Chelton Carousel 2, Class 199 District Pony over 128 cm & not over 138 cm: Sam Roberts-Chelton Carousel 1, Class 200 District Rider on a Group B Pony (Refer Rule 12): Sam Roberts-Chelton Carousel 1, Class 201 Rider - on a Group B Pony: Williams Family Myra Reid-Woodlands Park Gold Coin 1, Alice Peters-Farview Spirit Of Dreams 2, Caitlin Roberts-Chelton Carousel 3, Class 202 Novice Pony - 0 - 3 wins: Jordan Shrimpton-Ataahua Celebrity 1, JR & SA Waddell-Carnesso Royal Flush 2, Williams Family - Myra Reid-Woodlands Park Gold Coin 3, Class 203 Novice Pony - 0 - 5 wins: Jordan Shrimpton-Ataahua Celebrity 1, Caitlin Shrimpton-Ataahua Penny Royal 2, JR & SA Waddell-Carnesso Royal Flush 3, Class 204 Open Pony over 128 cm and not over 133 cm: JR & SA Waddell-Jubilee Regal Outline 1, Caitlin Roberts-Chelton Carousel 2, Class 205 Open Pony over 133 and not over 138 cm: Louise Poultney-Ataahua Venus 1, Jordan Shrimpton-Ataahua Celebrity 2, Alice Peters-Farview Spirit Of Dreams 3, Class 206 Best Paced Pony over 128 cm and not over 138 cm: Jordan Shrimpton-Ataahua Celebrity 1, JR & SA Waddell-Jubilee Regal Outline 2, Caitlin Shrimpton-Ataahua Penny Royal 3, Class 207 Best Mannered Pony, over 128 cm and not over 138 cm: Alice Peters-Farview Spirit Of Dreams 1, Williams Family - Myra Reid-Woodlands Park Gold Coin 2, Emma Jones 3, Group C Champion Novice Pony: Charlotte Roberts-Ticketty Boo Promise.

Reserve Champion Side Saddle: Caitlin Roberts-Kirkwood Sugar Daddy Champion Side Saddle: Wendy Donaldson-Caithness Mirabelle Class 178 Best Turned Out (Open to Junior and Senior Riders): Wendy Donaldson-Caithness Mirabelle 1, Caitlin Roberts-Kirkwood Sugar Daddy 2, Class 179 Best Junior Rider: Caitlin RobertsKirkwood Sugar Daddy 1, Class 180 Best Senior Rider: Wendy Donaldson-Caithness Mirabelle 1, Class 181 Best Mount (Open to Junior and Senior Riders): Caitlin Roberts-Kirkwood Sugar Daddy 1, Wendy Donaldson-Caithness Mirabelle 2,

Stock Horse Class 182 Ridden Stock Horse, to be judged on Walk, Trot, Canter and Rein Back: Lindsey Roberts-Spin N Play 1, Miranda Buechel-Brandy 2, -Paid by Chex 3, Class 183 Riding Pattern: Janine Peters-Darcy 1, Shirley Crawford-Andalusian X 2, Lindsey Roberts-Spin N Play 3, Class 184 Obstacle Class: Lindsey Roberts-Spin N Play 1, -Paid by Chex 2, Shirley Crawford-Andalusian X 3, Class 185 Best Walking Horse: -Paid by Chex 1, Lindsey Roberts-Spin N Play 2, Janine Peters-Darcy 3.

Saddle Ponies GROuP A Champion Novice Pony: Lee FamilyGlenmoor Maybe I Am Group A Champion Pony: Charlotte Roberts-Brookfields Panache Group A Reserve Champion Pony: Amy Weastell-Maxwellton Saturday Sensation Class 186 Debonaire Challenge Cup (donated by Mrs A.W. Mahoney): Millie Thompson-Westfalia Da Vinci 1, Lily Peters-Dalmar Rhinestone 2, Amy WeastellMaxwellton Saturday Sensation 3, Class 187 District Pony,over 138 cm & not over 148 cm: Charlotte Roberts-Brookfields Panache 1, Heidi Cuttle-Strictly Kosha 2, Class 188 District Rider - on a Group A Pony: Charlotte Roberts-Brookfields Panache 1, Heidi Cuttle-Strictly Kosha 2, Class 189 Rider - on a Group A Pony: Amy Weastell-Maxwellton Saturday Sensation 1, Lily Peters-Dalmar Rhinestone 2, Millie Thompson-Westfalia Da Vinci 3, Class 191 Novice Pony - 0 - 5 wins: Lee Family-Glenmoor Maybe I Am 1, Millie Thompson-Westfalia De Vinci 2, Heidi Cuttle-Strictly Kosha 3, Class 192 Open Pony over 138 cm & not over 143 cm: Lee Family-Glenmoor Maybe I Am 1, Lily Peters-Dalmar Rhinestone 2, Class 193 Open Pony over 143 cm and not over 148 cm: Charlotte Roberts-Brookfields Panache 1, Amy Weastell-Maxwellton Saturday Sensation 2, Heidi Cuttle-Strictly Kosha 3, Class 194 Best Paced Pony over 138 cm and not over 148 cm: Millie Thompson-Westfalia Da Vinci 1, Charlotte Roberts-Brookfields Panache 2, Lily Peters-Dalmar Rhinestone 3, Class 195 Best Mannered Pony over 138 cm and not over 148 cm: Millie Thompson-Westfalia Da Vinci 1, Lily Peters-Dalmar Rhinestone 2, Amy Weastell-Maxwellton Saturday Sensation 3, Class 196 Best matched and mannered pair of ponies 148 cm and under: JR & SA Waddell-Glencoe Millie

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GROuP C Group C Champion Pony: JR & SA Waddell-Glencoe Millie May Group C - Reserve Champion Pony: Charlotte Roberts-Ticketty Boo Promise Class 208 District Pony not over 128 cm, owned in the District: Charlotte RobertsTicketty Boo Promise 1, Class 210 Rider - on a Group C Pony: JR & SA WaddellGlencoe Millie May 1, Class 211 Novice Pony - 0 - 3 wins: Charlotte RobertsTicketty Boo Promise 1, Class 212 Novice Pony - 0 - 5 wins: Charlotte RobertsTicketty Boo Promise 1, Class 213 Open Pony, not over 123 cm: Charlotte Roberts-Ticketty Boo Promise 1, Class 214 Open Pony, over 123 cm and not over 128 cm: JR & SA Waddell-Glencoe Millie May 1, Champion Rider: Amy WeastellMaxwellton Saturday Sensation Champion Rider: Emily ChamberlainAwatuna Ghostly Image.

Hunters Novice Champion Hunter Pony: Philippa Fleming-Mighty Mouse Champion Pace and Mannered Pony: Millie Thompson-Westfalia Da Vinci Champion Open Hunter: Olivia MitchellTaihoa Kings Spirit Classes Reserve Open Hunter: Emily Chamberlain-Awatuna Ghostly Image Class 217 JF Franks Challenge Cup: Olivia Mitchell-Taihoa Kings Spirit Classes 1, Emma Jones 2, Emily ChamberlainAwatuna Ghostly Image 3, Class 218 District Hunter Pony - Refer Rule 12: Emily Chamberlain-Awatuna Ghostly Image 1, Class 219 District Rider on a Group D Pony - Refer Rule 12: Emily Chamberlain-Awatuna Ghostly Image 1, Class 220 Rider on a Group D Pony: Emily Chamberlain-Awatuna Ghostly Image 1, Olivia Mitchell-Taihoa Kings Spirit Classes 2, Kerr Family-Solitaire Jade 3, Class 221 Novice Hunter Pony - 0 - 3 wins: Philippa Fleming-Mighty Mouse 1, Class 222 Novice Hunter Pony - 0 - 5 wins: Philippa Fleming-Mighty Mouse 1, Class 223 Open Hunter Pony - not over 143 cm: Philippa Fleming-Mighty Mouse 1, Kerr Family-Solitaire Jade 2, Class 224 Open Hunter Pony over 143 cm and not over 148 cm: Olivia Mitchell-Taihoa Kings Spirit Classes 1, Emily ChamberlainAwatuna Ghostly Image 2, Class 225 Best Paced Hunter Pony: Olivia Mitchell-Taihoa Kings Spirit Classes 1, Emily Chamberlain-Awatuna Ghostly Image 2, Philippa Fleming-Mighty Mouse 3, Class 226 Best Mannered Hunter Pony: Emily Chamberlain-Awatuna Ghostly Image 1, Philippa Fleming-Mighty Mouse 2, Kerr Family-Solitaire Jade 3, Champion First Ridden: Knight Family-Chelton Ambitious.

First Ridden Reserve Champion First Ridden: Molly Smith-White Cloud Class 227 District Pony: Ruby StewartHillview Sleeping Bella 1, Molly RudgeRascal 2, Zara Stewart-Jossye Moonshine 3, Class 228 First Ridden - Novice 0 - 5 wins: Molly Smith-White Cloud 1, Ruby Stewart-Hillview Sleeping Bella 2, Molly Rudge-Rascal 3, Class 229 First Ridden Open: Knight Family-Chelton Ambitious 1, Molly Smith-White Cloud 2, TM Naish/V Smart-Dragonwyck Skylark 3, Class 230 Best Mannered: Molly Rudge-Rascal 1, Knight Family-Chelton Ambitious 2, TM Naish/V Smart-Dragonwyck Skylark 3, Class 231 Most suitable Learners Pony: Molly Rudge-Rascal 1, TM Naish/V Smart-Dragonwyck Skylark 2, Knight Family-Chelton Ambitious 3, Class 232 Rider 9 years and under. (First Ridden Section only): Knight Family-Chelton Ambitious 1, TM Naish/V Smart-Dragonwyck Skylark 2, Molly Smith-White Cloud 3, Champion Leading Rein: Estreich FamilyEllangowan Sensation.

Led Ponies Reserve Champion Leading Rein: Estreich Family-Ellangowan Smokey Joe Class 233 Best Presented (Leader, Rider and Pony): Estreich Family-Ellangowan Smokey Joe 1, Sarah Sauer-Sunninghill Mistique 2, Estreich Family-Ellangowan Sensation 3, Class 234 Leading Rein Pony (Conformation and suitability): Estreich Family-Ellangowan Sensation 1, Sarah Sauer-Sunninghill Mistique 2, Estreich Family-Ellangowan Smokey Joe 3, Class 235 Leading Rein Pony (Best Learners Pony): Estreich FamilyEllangowan Sensation 1, Estreich Family-Ellangowan Smokey Joe 2, T WardEllangowan McWilliam 3, Class 236 Best Rider, 4 years and 5 years, on Leading Rein Pony: Hendrik Todhunter-Chippy Boy 1, Estreich Family-Ellangowan Smokey Joe 2, Class 237 Best Rider, 6 years and 7 years, on Leading Rein Pony: Estreich Family-Ellangowan Sensation 1, Sky Sanders-Lucy 2, T Ward-Ellangowan McWilliam 3.

In hand Welsh Adult Champion: M & T NaishDragonwyck Gaiety Welsh Adult Reserve Champion: Dawn Elliott-Bendigo Royal Charm Welsh Young Stock Champion: Phillips Family-Ellangowan Champagyne on Ice Welsh Young Stock Reserve Champion: P Philip/D Elliot-Skibbereen Serenity Best Welsh Exhibit: M & T Naish-Dragonwyck Gaiety Class 238 Best Presented Led Welsh Pony and Handler: Phillips Family-Ellangowan Champagyne on Ice 1, P Philip/D Elliot-Skibbereen Serenity 2, Ashleigh Royal-Ellangowan Precious Gem 3, Class 239 Purebred Mare, 4 years and over: M & T Naish-Dragonwyck Gaiety 1, Dawn Elliott-Bendigo Royal Charm 2, Phillips Family-Ellangowan Mademoiselle 3, Class 242 Purebred Yearling 2 and 3 year old: P Philip/D Elliot-Skibbereen Serenity 1, Ashleigh Royal-Ellangowan Precious Gem 2, Phillips Family-Ellangowen Miss Heidi 3, Class 243 Partbred Yearling 2 and 3 year old: Phillips FamilyEllangowan Champagyne on Ice 1, Class 244 Best Paced In Hand Welsh: Dawn Elliott-Bendigo Royal Charm 1, Phillips Family-Ellangowan Champagyne on Ice 2, Phillips Family-Ellangowen Miss Heidi 3, Champion Adult In Hand Horse: Rachael Robinson-Caithness Mirabelle Champion Adult In Hand Horse: Vikki Niles-Langtree Country Love Reserve Champion Adult In Hand Horse: Read Family-Magnus Reserve Champion Adult In Hand Horse: Lee Family-Glenmoor Gypsy’s Girl Champion Led Horse Young Stock: Merryn Telfer-Villa Dakota Reserve Champion Led Horse Young Stock: Nikki Winn-Get Smart Class 245 Best Presented Led Horse and Handler: Julie De Flippi-Green Supreme 1, Shirley Andrews-Glenorchy Arrow 2, Merryn Telfer-Villa Dakota 3, Class 246 Best Warm Blood: Rachael RobinsonCaithness Mirabelle 1, Anna Laxton-Lord Braddock 2, Amy Stewart-Eden Ivana 3, Class 247 Stallion or Gelding 4 years & over: Read Family-Magnus 1, Julie De Flippi-Green Supreme 2, Shirley Crawford-Andalusian X 3, Class 248 Mare, (4 years and over) most suitable for Breeding,: Rachael Robinson-Caithness Mirabelle 1, Ward Family-Holmslee Onyx 2, Lyn Newbery-Gb Ms Issabelle 3, Class 249 Yearling Colt, Filly or Gelding: Sarah Young-Halo Chelsea 1, Class 250 Two and Three year Colt, Filly or Gelding: Merryn Telfer-Villa Dakota 1, Nikki Winn-Get Smart 2, Anna Laxton-Lord Braddock 3, Class 251 Best Paced In Hand Horse Any Age: Merryn Telfer-Villa Dakota 1, Anna Laxton-Lord Braddock 2, Julie De

Ashburton Guardian 13 Flippi-Green Supreme 3, In Hand Young Stock Champion: K Barringer/Estreich Family-Stoneybrooke Christmas Lily In Hand Young Stock - Reserve Champion: Vikki Niles-Skibbereen Secret Gem Supreme In Hand Pony: Vikki NilesLangtree Country Love Class 252 Best Presented Led Pony and Handler: Lee Family-Glenmoor Gypsy’s Girl 1, Gail Cox-Ashton Tinkerbelle 2, K Barringer/Estreich Family-Stoneybrooke Christmas Lily 3, Class 254 Mare, (4 years and over) most suitable for breeding: Vikki Niles-Langtree Country Love 1, Lee Family-Glenmoor Gypsy’s Girl 2, Gail Cox-Ashton Tinkerbelle 3, Class 255 Yearling Colt, Filly or Gelding not to exceed 140 cm: S J Ching-Glen Wye Royal 1, Barringer/Estreich Family-Maxwelton Pretty Woman 2, Williams FamilyWoodlands Party City Girl 3, Class 256 Two year Filly or Gelding or Colt, not to exceed 146 cm: K Barringer/Estreich Family-Stoneybrooke Christmas Lily 1, Class 257 Three Year Filly or Gelding not to exceed 148 cm: Vikki Niles-Skibbereen Secret Gem 1, Class 258 Best Paced In Hand Pony: Vikki Niles-Langtree Country Love 1, Gail Cox-Ashton Tinkerbelle 2, S J Ching-Glen Wye Royal 3, Class 259 Pony, any age not exceeding 108 cm - at maturity: Phillips Family-Ellangowen Miss Heidi 1.

Clydesdales Clydesdales and Shires - Champion: Geraldine Cook-Woodbury Ruby Clydesdale & Shires - Reserve Champion: Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Tyler Class 260 Best Presented Heavy Horse and Handler: Geraldine Cook-Woodbury Ruby 1, Bencurren Stud-Ashtencroft Winter Rose 2, Gareth Price-Dayboo Ella 3, Class 261 Yearling Colt, Filly or Gelding: Erewhon Station-Erewhon Ceri 1, Erewhon Station-Erewhon Roxy 2, JE Winter-Glen Lie Lisa 3, Class 262 Two and Three year Colt, Filly or Gelding: Geraldine Cook-Woodbury Orange 1, Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Tyler 2, Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Adele 3, Class 263 Mare over three years: Geraldine CookWoodbury Ruby 1, Gareth Price-Dayboo Ella 2, CJ Hedley-Donnybrook Amber 3, Class 264 Stallion or Gelding over 3 years: Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Luke 1, Erewhon Station-Paladin Monty 2, Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Connor 3, Class 265 Best Walking Horse: Geraldine Cook-Woodbury Orange 1, Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Adele 2, Geraldine Cook-Woodbury Ruby 3, Class 266 Ridden Clydesdale: Erewhon Station-Erewhon Hank 1, Erewhon Station-Erewhon Julia 2, Erewhon Station-Erewhon Mackenzie 3, Class 267 Working single or multiple heavy horse or horses, attached to a sledge or: Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Luke 1, JE Winter-Erewhon Ferg 2, Erewhon Station-Donnybrook Connor 3, Class 268 Single Horse in Harness attached to a Vehicle: JE Winter-Erewhon Ferg 1, Class 269 Multiple Hitch attached to a sledge or Vehicle. Consideration to be given: Erewhon Station-Erewhon Wagon Team 1.

Harness section Champion Non-Hackney: H & M Ringland-Enbes Toytown Soldier Champion Hackney: JM Riley - WH Beck Riley/beck-Almendell Aquilla Class 270 Best Turnout: JM Riley - WH Beck Riley/beck-Almendell Aquilla 1, H & M Ringland-Enbes Toytown Soldier 2, Class 271 Best Paced: JM Riley - WH Beck Riley/beck-Almendell Aquilla 1, H & M Ringland-Enbes Toytown Soldier 2, Class 272 Best Whip: JM Riley - WH Beck Riley/beck-Almendell Aquilla 1, H & M Ringland-Enbes Toytown Soldier 2, Class 273 Best Non Hackney: H & M Ringland-Enbes Toytown Soldier 1, Class 274 Best Hackney: JM Riley - WH Beck Riley/beck 1.

Working Hunters JH Muirhead Gentlemen Rider: S MaleyLycanthorpe JH Muirhead - Best Lady Rider: Kelly Evans-Ink Class 275 Open Working Hunter, Light Weight: Ashleigh Coleman-Vibrance 1, Amy McMullan-Khandallah 3, Class 276 Open Working Hunter, Heavy Weight: Kathy Stokes-Hallfield Soverign 1, Cath Adams-Samo 2, Jo Hallenstein-Woodsman Walley 3, Class 277 Novice Hunter - 0 - 5 wins. Height approx 1metre: Leigh McConchie-Chagall Deluxe 1, Stevie Young-Wican Magick 2, Amy McMullanKhandallah 3, Class 278 DAVID HOOD CONTRACTING - Hunter - Light Weight: Leigh McConchie-Chagall Deluxe 1, Ashleigh Coleman-Vibrance 2, Amy McMullan-Khandallah 3, Class 279 NEuMANNS TYRES - Hunter - Heavy Weight: Kelly Evans-Ink 1, S Maley-Lycanthorpe 2, Kelly Evans-Hammertime 3.

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Pony Hunters NortherN riNg Pony hunter Champion: Leigh McConchie-tally ho iris Pony hunter - reserve Champion: Jackson Family-Just Paddy Class 281 Beginner Pony hunter - 12 years and under: Jackson Family-Just Paddy 1, Charlotte roberts-ticketty Boo Promise 2, Class 282 Novice Pony hunter, 148 cm and under - 0 - 5 wins: Leigh McConchie-tally ho iris 1, Celine Didham-Perfectly Painted 2, Jackson Family-Just Paddy 3, heather McConchie-tally ho the Joker 3, Class 283 open Pony hunter, 138 cm and under: Amy Weastell-Mahoe Secret Squirrel 1, Class 284 open Pony hunter, over 138 cm and not exceeding 148 cm: Jackson Family-Just Paddy 1, Leigh McConchietally ho iris 2, olivia Mitchell-taihoa Kings Spirit Classes 3, Class 285 Novice Hack Hunter not to have won a first prize: James Didham-river Dance Slick Willy 1, emma McCloy-rythum ‘n’ Blues 2, Ward Family-holmslee Pretty Boy 3.

Show Jumping Class 286 ANDreW JACKSoN CoNtrACtiNg LtD - open Pony 95 cm: emma Waite-Airborne Majic 1, olivia Mitchell-taihoa Kings Spirit Classes 2, heather McConchie-tally ho the Zues 3, Class 287 CANterBUrY VetS training horse max 95 cm tAM5 Art 238 2.2: Danielle Simpson-Bartolo 1, Amy McMullan-Swe raffealla 2, Jo hallenstein-Woodsman Walley 3, Class 288 ANDreW JACKSoN CoNtrACtiNg LtD -: emma Waite-Airborne Majic 1, Ana Gatrell-Crazy Colours 2, Class 289 BACK trACK DAirieS - open horse 1.05 mtr tAM5 Art 238 2.2: Amy Stewart-Architect 1, ian Bell-Union Jack 2, rosa DouglassYoung Pretender 3, Class 290 AtLAS CoNtrACtiNg - open horse. 1.15 mtr tAM5 Art 238 2.2: ian Bell-Miss Serendipity ii 1, Kerr Family-Magic Moments 2, Amy Stewart-eden ivana 3, Class 291 AtLAS CoNtrACtiNg oPeN horSe 1.15 mt tAM2 Art 238 2.1: ian Bell-Miss Serendipity ii 1, Kerr Family-Magic Moments 2, Amy Stewart-eden ivana 3, Class 292 CANterBUrY VetS - open horse 1.05 mt tAM2 Art 238 2.1: ian BellUnion Jack 1, Amy Stewart-Architect 2, rosa Douglass-Young Pretender 3, Class 293 ANDreW JACKSoN CoNtrACtiNg LtD -: emma Waite-Airborne Majic 1, Ana Gatrell-Crazy Colours 2, Class 294 WitherS FArM - training horse max 95 cm tAM2 Art 238 1.2: emma McCloyrythum ‘n’ Blues 1, Class 295 ANDreW JACKSoN CoNtrACtiNg - open Pony 95 cm tAM2 238 2.1: Ana gatrell-Sweet Aldigo 1, Class 296 MCKAY & DoNALDSoN - riDe AND reV: Danny SimpsonBartolo 1, Leeann Ward-holmslee integrity 2, Leeann Ward-holmslee Lourdes 3.

Pony Show Jumping Class 298 tiNWALD CANVAS & UPhoLSterY - training Pony max 75 cm tAM5: James Waddell-Freelance ii 1, emily Chamberlain-Kennebrook Q 2, Steph hubbard-Beagle 3, Class 299 open Pony 85 cm - tAM5 Art 238 2.2. (instant Jump off): heather McConchie-tally ho the Joker 1, James Waddell-Freelance ii 2, heidi Cuttle-Strictly Kosha 3, Class 300 training horse tAM5 85 cm. Art 238 2.2. (instant Jump off): Melissa Perry-gb Ms issabelle 1, rebecca Sheate-Security guard 2, James Sheate-Phantom Power 3, Class 301 training horse tAM2 85 cm. Art 238 2.1: James Sheate-Phantom Power 1, Melissa Perry-gb Ms issabelle 2, rebecca Sheate-Security guard 3, Class 302 open Pony 85 cm. tAM2 Art 238 2.1: heather McConchie-tally ho the Joker 1, James Waddell-Freelance ii 2, emily Chamberlain-Awatuna ghostly image 3, Class 303 MethVeN Motor SerViCeS LtD - training Pony max 75 cm: emily Chamberlain-Awatuna ghostly image 1, Steph hubbard-Beagle 2, emily Chamberlain-Kennebrook Q 3,

Poultry Champion Bird: e. Farr Best Male Bird: BJ glassey Best Female Bird: e. Farr Class 306 game, Female: J & K taylor 1, J & K taylor 2, Class 308 Ancona, Female: BJ glassey 1, Class 313 Silkie, Male: BJ glassey 1, S & L raisbeck 2, S & L raisbeck 3, Class 314 Silkie, Female: BJ glassey 1, S & L raisbeck 2, S & L raisbeck 3, Class 316 Any other light Breed, Female: J & D elms 1, Class 317 Australorp, Male: BJ glassey 1, Class 319 orpington, Male: e. Farr 1, Class 320 orpington, Female: e. Farr 1, Class 322 rhode island red, Female: B. A. Farr 1, Class 323 Sussex, Male: J & D elms 1, Class 324 Sussex, Female: J & D elms 1, Class 325 Wyandotte, Male: J & D elms 1, Class 326 Wyandotte, Female: J & D elms 1, Class 327 Any other heavy

Monday, March 17, 2014 Breed, Male: BJ glassey 1, Class 328 Any other heavy Breed Female: BJ glassey 1, Class 329 game Male: J & K taylor 1, J & K taylor 2, Class 330 game Female: J & K taylor 1, J & K taylor 2, Class 332 Pekin, Male: JB Sauer 1, e. Farr 2, JB Sauer 3, Class 333 Pekin, Female: e. Farr 1, e. Farr 2, Class 336 Any other Variety, Male: J & K taylor 1, BJ glassey 2, J & D elms 3, Class 337 Any other Variety, Female: J & K taylor 1, BJ glassey 2, e. Farr 3, Class 338 Any variety, Drake: B. A. Farr 1, J & K taylor 2, Class 339 Any Variety, Duck: B. A. Farr 1.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES (Under 16 years) Class 340 Large Fowl, Male: georgia Middleton 1, Brittany Fowler 2, Brittany Fowler 3, Class 341 Large Fowl, Female: georgia Middleton 1, Angus Morris 2, Charlie Morris 3, Class 343 Bantam, Female: Maddison taylor 1, Class 344 Duck: georgia Middleton 1, Class 345 Drake: georgia Middleton 1.

Farm Produce Class 381 Methven A & P Feed Wheat Competition: DJ & rJ grant 1, Creeside Farm 2, greenvale Pastures Ltd 3, Cates Seed Competition Class 382 Blue Peas, any variety, to be named: g Letham 1, Class 383 Peas, any other variety, to be named: rS Lilley 1, AKJ Stevens 2, redmond Farm Partnership 3, Malteurop New Zealand Ltd - Malting Barley Competition Class 384 Sample Malting Barley (to be entered in normal transparent sample bag): Viewmount Farm 1, tA & CS richards 2, DJ & SJ Wright 3, Five Star Beef Feed Barley Competition Class 385 Sample Feed Barley (to be entered in normal transparent sample bag): Marr Farms Ltd 1, Pg & iM Campbell 2, Canterbury Seed 3, Cairnbrae Seeds Ltd Clover And grass Seed Competition Class 386 White Clover, any variety, to be named: gA Bennett 1, L & h Digby 2, DW & MD Maw 3, Class 387 red Clover, any variety, to be named: Marr Farms Ltd 1, Class 388 Perennial ryegrass, to be named: greenvale Pastures Ltd 1, Viewmount Farm 2, AJ Lochead 3, Class 389 Short rotation ryegrass, to be named: AKJ Stevens 1, Canterbury Seeds - Mixed Farm Produce Class 390 Black oats: redmond Farm Partnership 1, Ben Streeter 2, Class 391 White oats: tA & CS richards 1, redmond Farm Partnership 2, South Pacific Seeds Asian Vegetable Seed Class 393 Asian Vegetable Seed: S & h grant 1, greenvale Pastures Ltd 2, Canterbury Seed 3.

Homemade wine, beer and cheese Premier exhibit Wine and Beer: tom taylor Class 395 Fruit Wine Dry red: Marius Cabout 1, Marius Cabout 2, Class 396 Fruit Wine Dry White: Marius Cabout 1, Class 397 Fruit Wine Sweet red: Marius Cabout 1, Class 398 Fruit Wine Sweet White: Marius Cabout 1, Marius Cabout 2, Class 399 Vegetable Wine: Marius Cabout 1, Class 403 Ale: Marius Cabout 1, Markus Clement 2, Class 404 Lager: tom taylor 1, Marius Cabout 2, Class 405 Stout: tom taylor 1, Class 406 hard Cheese: S Shorten-ricotta 1, S Shorten-Sheep Milk 2, Class 407 Soft White Mould Cheese (indicate type): S Shorten-Saint Maure 1, Dawn Caunter-Camembert 2, g hood 3, Class 408 Soft Blue Mould Cheese: g hood 1, Class 409 Fresh Soft Cheese (indicate type): S Shorten-Chã¨vre 1, S Shorten-ricotta 2, Judith SommervilleFeta Cows Milk 3.

Produce and preserves Class 410 three hen eggs, judged by weight & condition, white, single yolk: glenys rapsey 1, Lyn Chamberlain 2, Maximus hellyer 3, Class 411 three hen eggs, judged by weight & condition, tinted, single yolk. one egg: Ben Streeter 1, C richards 2, Maximus hellyer 3, Class 412 450 grams Pot of Jam Microwave made: glenys rapsey 1, glenys rapsey 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 413 450 grams Pot of Apricot Jam: DA hill 1, glenys rapsey 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 414 450 grams Pot of Blackcurrant Jam: glenys rapsey 1, DA hill 2, J.V. McLaughlin 3, Class 415 450 grams Pot of raspberry Jam: J V thomson 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, C richards 3, Class 416 450 grams Pot of Strawberry Jam: glenys rapsey 1, W Moreland 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 417 Collection of Jams, 450 gram Pots, 3 varieties (not mixed fruits): J.V. McLaughlin 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 418 Jar of Lemon honey: glenys rapsey 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, glenys

The serious business of rescuing victims from a vehicle smash wasn’t wasted on these youngsters during a mock accident. 150314-JJ-010 rapsey 3, Class 419 450 grams Pot of Marmalade: glenys rapsey 1, DA hill 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 420 Jar of Jelly, any Variety: glenys rapsey 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 422 1 Jar of Pickles, and 1 Jar of Chutney: glenys rapsey 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, N.M. McLaughlin 3, Class 423 1 Jar of Pickle Vegetables: J.V. McLaughlin 1, Class 424 1 Jar of Fruit Chutney: glenys rapsey 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 425 1 Bottle of tomato Sauce: J.V. McLaughlin 1, glenys rapsey 2, A richards 3, Class 426 1 Bottle of Plum Sauce: S.A. redmond 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 427 1 Jar of relish: N.M. McLaughlin 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 428 1 Jar of tomato relish: DA hill 1, Annette Maw 2, J.V. McLaughlin 3, Class 429 1 Bottle of Preserved gherkins: Annette Maw 1, S.A. redmond 2, Class 430 Sweet Sauce in Presentation Bottle: Annette Maw 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, Jeanette Maxwell 3, Class 431 1 Jar of Pickled onions: J V thomson 1, Class 432 1 Jar of tomato Soup: S.A. redmond 1, Annette Maw 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 435 Any other condiment, Sweet: glenys rapsey 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, Jeanette Maxwell 3, Class 436 Any other condiment, Savoury: Annette Maw 1, DA hill 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 437 1 herb Bottle: J.V. McLaughlin 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2, J V thomson 3, Class 438 gift basket with 6 items from Produce & Preserves section: N.M. McLaughlin 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, J V thomson 3.

Knitting Class 439 Collection Baby garments, 2 pieces knitted in Wool, one pattern: g greenslade 1, Joy Wilson 2, Jenny Nordqvist 3, Class 440 Baby’s Knitted Booties, in Wool: g greenslade 1, g greenslade 2, Joy Wilson 3, Class 441 one Baby’s garment, or Article, knitted in Wool: g greenslade 1, Jenny Nordqvist 2, g greenslade 3, Class 442 Baby’s Knitted Singlet in Wool: Joy Wilson 1, g greenslade 2, g greenslade 3, Class 443 garment in Double Knit, patterned: Jenny Nordqvist 1, Joy Wilson 2, W Moreland 3, Class 444 Any garment in 4 ply Wool: Joy Wilson 1, Julie Fairweather 2, g greenslade 3, Class 445 Any garment in other than Wool: g greenslade 1, Julie Fairweather 2, Class 446 garment not double knit or four ply: g greenslade 1, g greenslade 2, Shirley herridge 3, Class 447 hat, any ply, Knitted, any medium: J V thomson 1, g greenslade 2, J V thomson 3, Class 448 Scarf, any medium: Judy Willetts 1, Judy Willetts 2, Alison hydes 3, Class 449 Socks, any ply, knitted, any medium: Maureen Puckett 1, g greenslade 2, g greenslade 3, Class 450 home-made Soft toy, knitted or crocheted, soft eyes: g greenslade 1, g greenslade 2, Jenny Nordqvist 3, Class 451 Best Dressed Doll, garments may be knitted or crocheted: g greenslade 1, Joy Wilson 2, Joy Wilson 3, Class 452 Blanket, knitted any medium: Joy Wilson 1, Jenny Nordqvist 2, g greenslade 3, Class 453 Blanket, crochet, any medium: B thompson 1, Angelie Moore 2, Class 454 1 Peggy Square, wool labels not necessary: J V thomson 1, Joy Wilson 2, J V thomson 3, Class 455 Crochet Article or garment: elwyn Ward 1, Class 456

handspun, handknitted garment. Sample of Fleece attached: g greenslade 1, Judy Willetts 2, Jenny evans 3, Class 457 handspun, handknitted Article eg hat, booties. Sample of fleece: Judy Willetts 1, g greenslade 2, Jenny evans 3.

Arts and crafts Class 458 Pin Cushion: Kehi Jufer 1, Maureen Puckett 2, Class 459 home made Soft toy or Doll, not knitted or crocheted,: Jeanette Maxwell 1, Jeanette Maxwell 2, Class 461 Christmas Decoration under 20 cm: elsa hydes 1, Melinda Lattimore 2, Kehi Jufer 3, Class 462 Christmas Decoration over 20 cm. Not patchwork: Fran Brown 1, gilian gilbert 2, gilian gilbert 3, Class 463 Christmas Decoration over 20 cm Paper: S Cullen 1, Fran Brown 2, elsa hydes 3, Class 464 Collection of hand Work, three Articles, distinct varieties: g greenslade 1, Lynley Pluck 2, Fran Brown 3, Class 465 Wall Hanging, any size, any medium, not patchwork: Dianne Sauer 1, M Den Baars 2, Alison hydes 3, Class 466 Set of two Fabric Placements - Not patchwork: Judy Willetts 1, J Weily 2, Class 469 Article of Decoupage larger than 30 cm: W Moreland 1, Class 470 Article made from Furnishing fabric: Kehi Jufer 1, Maureen Puckett 2, Class 471 An Article of Craft not otherwise specified in any section: Dianne Sauer 1, S Cullen 2, Dianne Sauer 3, Class 472 Cushion - not patchwork: eA Allen 1, Fran Brown 2, Dianne Sauer 3, Class 473 Something new from something old: Maureen Puckett 1, Kehi Jufer 2, A richards 3, Class 474 An Article of Craft not otherwise specified, e.g. Pottery, Ceramics, Wood: W Moreland 1, W Moreland 2, W Moreland 3, Class 475 hand made Christmas card: Alison hydes 1, Lynley Pluck 2, Alison hydes 3, Class 476 hand made Card: Lynley Pluck 1, Alison hydes 2, WP & MK Den Baars 3, Class 477 hand Made Anniversary Card for tutors/instructors: elsa hydes 1, Alison hydes 2, Alison hydes 3, Class 478 hand Made Card for a teenager, any medium, tutors/instructors exempt: Lynley Pluck 1, Angelie Moore 2, Lynley Pluck 3, Class 479 Scrapbooking - Page layout maximum 2 page spread: Jeanette Maxwell 1, S Cullen 2, Alison hydes 3, Class 480 Scrapbooking - 12” x 12” Maximum double Spread: Alison hydes 1, WP & MK Den Baars 2, M Den Baars 3, Class 481 1 Mini Album, no larger than 6” x 6”: Alison hydes 1, Dianne Sauer 2, M Den Baars 3, Class 482 Kaiser Product project: elsa hydes 1, S Cullen 2.

Children’s painting Premier exhibit - Painting: Ashton - Sues Child Care Class 485 Painting in Water Colours, any subject: Mallory oram 1, Class 486 Painting in any other medium (Acrylic, Pen & ink, Collage. Not mixed: Bronwyn Marsh 1, Yassimin taylor 2, Bronwyn Marsh 3, Class 487 Abstract, or interpretive in any medium: Lucy reeves 1, Caitlyn Stewart 2,

Needlework and handwork Premier exhibit - Needlework & handwork: r Fleming

Class 491 Adult’s Winter garment. Machine made: Judy Willetts 1, Mallory oram 2, Class 492 Apron, Machine made: Kehi Jufer 1, r Fleming 2, J V thomson 3, Class 494 Child’s Dress or Pinafore, Machine made, (suitable for child under: Julie Fairweather 1, Class 496 Nightdress or Pyjamas: Annette Maw 1, Class 498 A Specimen of Smocking: Jenny roberts 1, Class 501 hand made Bag, machine allowed: Melinda Lattimore 1, Maureen Puckett 2, Kehi Jufer 3, Class 502 hand embroidery Article: Joy Wilson 1, Kehi Jufer 2, Lynley Pluck 3, Class 503 hand made handerchief: Melinda Lattimore 1, Class 506 Article in Counted Cross Stitch, unframed. eg mat or garmet: Fran Brown 1, Kehi Jufer 2, Kehi Jufer 3, Class 507 Article in Counted Cross Stitch, framed. Stitch area less than 40 cm: r Fleming 1, Joy Wilson 2, g greenslade 3, Class 508 Article in Counted Cross Stitch, framed. Stitch area to be greater: Jeanette Maxwell 1, g greenslade 2, Dawn Lightfoot 3, Class 509 Bed Quilt in Patchwork, to be hand or machine made. Quilting allowed: Maureen Puckett 1, Sandra Wright 2, Sandra Wright 3, Class 510 Article in Patchwork, to be hand or machine made. Quilting allowed: Angelie Moore 1, Maureen Puckett 2, Class 511 Patchwork Article/Quilt for tutors/instructors: Melinda Lattimore 1, Melinda Lattimore 1, Class 512 Article of tapestry in wool, cotton or silk: g greenslade 1, g greenslade 2, eA Allen 3.

Cookery Premier exhibit - Cookery: Marie-Lena rommel Class 513 Three Bran Muffins: Glenys rapsey 1, J.V. McLaughlin 2, J V thomson 3, Class 514 Three Savoury Muffins: J.V. McLaughlin 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 515 three Sweet Muffins: Glenys Rapsey 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, DA hill 3, Class 516 Fruit & Nut Loaf, must be baked in open tin: glenys rapsey 1, DA hill 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 518 two Varieties Plain Biscuits, three of each: N.M. McLaughlin-1 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 519 three Plain oven Scones: NM McLaughlin 1, S greive 2, J.V. McLaughlin 3, Class 520 three Sweet Scones: J.V. McLaughlin 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 521 three Pikelets: DA hill 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 522 Men only - three Pikelets: Sam Kemp 1, Luke Leitis 2, Class 523 three pieces Shortbread: DA hill 1, glenys rapsey 2, S greive 3, glenys rapsey 3, Class 524 three Belgium Biscuits: N.M. McLaughlin-1 1, DA hill 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 525 three Afghans: glenys rapsey 1, rachel Moore 2, Catherine hughes 3, Class 526 three pieces of Cooked Slice, any variety: glenys rapsey 1, glenys rapsey 2, J.V. McLaughlin 3, Class 527 three pieces of Apple Shortcake: S.A. redmond 1, glenys rapsey 2, Class 528 three pieces Uncooked Slice, any variety: glenys rapsey 1, N.M. McLaughlin-1 2, glenys rapsey 3, Class 529 Novice - three pieces of Cooked Slice, any variety: Claudine Campbell 1, J Pearce 2, Patrice hammond 3, Class 530 three Chocolate Chip Biscuits: glenys rapsey 1, glenys rapsey 2, J V thomson 3, Class 531 Chocolate Cake, baked in

Methven A&P Show Monday, March 17, 2014 a square tin: Glenys Rapsey 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, N.M. McLaughlin-1 3, Class 532 Novice - Chocolate Cake, baked in square tin: Marie-Lena Rommel 1, C Ling 2, Patrice Hammond 3, Class 533 Men Only - Chocolate Cake, baked in square tin: Ben Todd 1, Sam Kemp 2, Class 534 Banana Cake, Iced: Glenys Rapsey 1, DA Hill 2, N.M. McLaughlin-1 3, Class 535 Carrot Cake, uniced. (No fruits or nuts to be used in recipe): J V Thomson 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, N.M. McLaughlin-1 3, Class 536 Sultana Cake: Glenys Rapsey 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, N.M. McLaughlin-1 3, Class 537 Plain Sponge with jam filling: J.V. McLaughlin 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, Class 538 Decorated Cup Cake: Tracey Middleton 1, Laura Gundry 2, Karen King 3, Class 539 Three Truffles, any recipe: J V Thomson 1, N.M. McLaughlin-1 2, J.V. McLaughlin 3, Class 540 A Ploughmans Lunch: S.A. Redmond 1, J V Thomson 2, J.V. McLaughlin 3, Class 541 Three pieces of Confectionary: Catherine Hughes 1, Class 542 Gluten free cake - any recipe: Glenys Rapsey 1, Class 543 Gluten free slice - any recipe: Glenys Rapsey 1, Emma Maw 2, Class 544 Gluten free cookie - any recipe: Glenys Rapsey 1, Catherine Hughes 2, Class 545 A healthy snack bar - any recipe: J V McLaughlin 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, N.M. McLaughlin-1 3, Class 547 One Loaf of Bread - Mixed Grain: Alison Hydes 1, Ben Todd 2, Class 548 Girdle Scones: S.A. Redmond 1, Glenys Rapsey 2, DA Hill 3, Class 549 Albert Square , three pieces: Glenys Rapsey 1, DA Hill 2, Jackie Todd 3, Class 550 Gingerbread - three pieces: Glenys Rapsey 1, S.A. Redmond 2, N.M. McLaughlin-1 3.

Open Section Premier Exhibit: Dinah Hughes-Matilda Class 551 People (more than one): Dinah Hughes-Karen Hill Tribe Woman And Child 1, Dinah Hughes-School Bus - Thailand 2, Dinah Hughes-Monks At Lambrang Monastery - China 3, Class 552 Sculpture: A Greenslade 1, John Phillips 2, Dinah Hughes-60cm Monk Statue - Golden Mount - Bangkok 3, Class 553 Sport Activity: Dinah Hughes-Inline Skating - Australian Championships 1, Dinah Hughes”mountain Thunder” Motorbike Racing - Methven 2, Dinah Hughes-Bike Polo - Australasian Championships - Timaru 3, Class 554 Landscsape: Rachel Amyes 1, Dinah Hughes-Above The Clouds At Phu Chi Fa - Thai-laos Border 2, G Richards 3, Class 555 Print - Rural Activity: G Richards 1, Dinah Hughes-Burning Off - Methven 2, Dinah Hughes-Milking A Mare To Make Kumis, A Fermented Drink - 3, Class 556 Show Theme - Yesteryear: Dinah Hughes-Clydesdale Team - Methven 1, Alison Hydes 2, G Richards 3, Class 557 Print - Own Choice other than in Schedule: Dinah Hughes-Matilda 1, John Phillips 2, G Greenslade 3.

Dahlias Best Dahlia in Show: Joyce Read Most points in the Dahlias Section: Joyce Read Most points in the Cut Flowers Section: N.M. McLaughlin Class 558 1 Giant Dahlia 20 cm and over: Joyce Read 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Class 559 1 Medium Decorative Dahlia, 15cm to 20cm: Joyce Read 1, Class 560 3 Medium Decorative Dahlias, under 15 cm, in one container: Joyce Read 1, Joyce Read 2, Class 561 1 Medium Cactus Dahlia: Joyce Read 1, Class 562 3 Small Cactus, or semi-Cactus Dahlias, under 15cm,: Jackie Ryan 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Joyce Read 3, Class 563 3 small Fimbriated Dahlias in 1 container: Joyce Read 1, Joyce Read 2, Class 564 3 Pom Pom Dahlias, under 5cm, in one container: Joyce Read 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Jackie

Ryan 3, Class 565 3 Blooms, any type of Dahlia, not already mentioned in Dahlia Section: Joyce Read 1, Joyce Read 2, Joyce Read 3, Class 566 1Cactus or semi Cactus Dahlia: Joyce Read 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Class 567 Fimbriated Dahlia: Joyce Read 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Class 568 3 Mini or Small Ball Dahlia in one container: Joyce Read 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Class 570 3 Dahlias, different types, in separate containers: Joyce Read 1, Joyce Read 2, Class 571 Collection of 3 Dahlias, separate containers. District Exhibitors: Di Callaghan 1, Class 572 3 Collarette Dahlias, in one container: Jackie Ryan 1, Joyce Read 2, Joyce Read 3, Class 573 1 Dahlia, medium large or giant: Joyce Read 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Joyce Read 3.

Cut Flowers Premier Exhibit - Cut Flowers: Joyce Read Class 574 3 kinds Cut flowers (outdoor grown) 1 bloom of each, separate containers: Joyce Read 1, Joyce Read 2, N.M. McLaughlin 3, Class 575 2 stems Sweet Peas: Joyce Read 1, Annette Maw 2, Class 576 1 Carpet Rose Stem: N.M. McLaughlin 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2, Karen Currie 3, Class 578 1 stem Hybrid Tea Rose: N.M. McLaughlin 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2, Class 579 1 Stem Floribunda Rose: Joyce Read 1, Joyce Read 2, N.M. McLaughlin 3, Class 580 1 Stem one bloom Miniature Rose: N.M. McLaughlin 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2, Di Callaghan 3, Class 581 1 Branch of Rose: S.A. Redmond 1, Class 582 Container of Chryanthemum, 1 bloom: BJ Glassey 1, BJ Glassey 2, Class 583 3 Petunias, any shade, on a plate: N.M. McLaughlin 1, Class 584 1 Branch of Fuchisa: N.M. McLaughlin 1, Joyce Read 2, N.M. McLaughlin 3, Class 585 1 Head Hydranga, any shade: Robyn Ryan 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Di Callaghan 3, Class 586 1 Head Agapanthus: Margaret Feiss 1, Class 587 A Collection of Foliage: Di Callaghan 1, AM Ayers 2, Robyn Ryan 3, Class 588 3 French Marigolds: S.A. Redmond 1, A Garde 2, N.M. McLaughlin 3, Class 590 1 Bloom Tuberose Begonia: N.M. McLaughlin 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2, Joyce Read 3, Class 591 1 Specimen Bloom: Jackie Ryan 1, Class 592 1 Stem Geranium: Jackie Ryan 1, Class 593 1 Spike Gladioli: Lyn Chamberlain 1, Lyn Chamberlain 2, Jackie Ryan 3, Class 594 1 Spike Gladioli, District Exhibitor only (see Rule 12): Lyn Chamberlain 1, Lyn Chamberlain 2, Class 597 1 Container of Succelents: N.M. McLaughlin 1, Class 598 1 Branch of Flowering shrub or climber: N.M. McLaughlin 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Class 599 1 Stem, any other variety: Robyn Ryan 1, Joyce Read 2, Di Callaghan 3, Class 600 1 Stem Gerbera: Gilian Gilbert 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2, Class 601 1 Stem Lily: J Read 1, Annette Maw 2, J Read 3, Class 602 A Display of Flowers, 6 kinds, one stem in each container: Methven Garden Club 1, Methven Garden Club 2, Class 604 1 Vase of Perennials: Joyce Read 1, Robyn Ryan 2, N.M. McLaughlin 3, Class 605 1 Vase of Annuals: Joyce Read 1, N.M. McLaughlin 2.

14 YEARS AND UNDER Premier Exhibit - Junior Cookery: Jonty King Class 614 Healthy Lunch, packed, must include bread product. 7 years and under: Charlie Ruddenlkau 1, Methven Preschool 2, Methven Preschool 3, Class 615 Healthy Lunch, packed, must include bread product. 8 - 10 years: Fergus Middleton 1, Jack Miers 2, William Middleton 3, Class 617 Fruit Kebab: Sophia Maw 1, Oliver Maw 2, Byron Campbell 3, Class 618 3 Chocolate Brownies: Emily Taylor 1, Leilani Lobb 2, Oscar Waddington 3, Class 619 3 Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Joe Todd 1, Maximus Hillyer 2, Zoe Waddington 3, Class 620 Chocolate Cake: Caspar Waddington 1, William Wightman 2, Juliet Campbell 3, Class 621 3 Muffins any variety. 10 years & under: Maximus Hellyer 1, Gus Casey Solly 2, Class 622 3 Muffins, any variety. 11-14 years: Lauren Pluck 1, Ellie Boekholt 2, Leilani Lobb 3, Class 623 Three Pikelets: Makayla Hulme 1, Sam Wright 2, Class 624 Three scones, any variety: Joe Todd 1, Class 626 3 Truffles: Leilani Lobb 1, Piper Hood 2, Abby Lowe 3, Class 627 One Loaf of Plain Bread, made in Breadmaker: Amelia Taylor 1, Joe Todd 2, Class 628 One Loaf of Wholemeal Bread, made in Breadmaker: Emily Taylor 1, Class 630 Box of Biscuits, 3 Varieties, 2 of each: Jessica Moore 1, Charlie Rudd 2, Nicole Moore 3, Class 633 One Giant Cookie no bigger than 25 cm: Jorja Jones 1, Jack Jones 2, Ethan Jones 3, Class 634 Three Big Cookies no bigger than 15 cm: Joe Todd 1, Joe McIntosh 2, Class 635 Decorated Cup Cake - Pre School: Bridget Glass 1, Methven Playcentre 2, Methven Playcentre 3, Class 636 Decorated Cup Cake - 5 - 7 years: Olivia Aitken 1, Sarah Aitken 2, Toby King 3, Class 637 Decorated Cup Cake - 8 - 10 Years: Jonty King 1, Sienna Fox 2, Josh Ruddenklau 3, Class 638 Decorated Cup Cake - 11 - 14 years: Emily Taylor 1, Anna Bennett 2, Josh Dove 3, Class 639 Three pieces of uncooked slice - any variety: Lauren Pluck 1.

Children’s section Class 646 Print - Floral. 10 years and under: Oliver Maw 1, Jessica Hydes 2, Jessica Hydes 3, Class 647 Print. Floral. 11 years to 15 years: Rosie Suyker 1, Lauren Pluck 2, Lauren Pluck 3, Class 649 Print On the Farm. 10 years and under: Oliver Maw 1, Class 650 Print - On the Farm. 11 years to 15 years: Jessica Hydes 1, Rosie Suyker 2, Rosie Suyker 3, Class 652 Print - Animal Study. 10 years and under: Jessica Hydes 1, Jessica Hydes 2, Thornton Taylor 3, Class 653 Print - Animal Study. 11 years to 15 years: Kristie Hunter Letham 1, Kristie Hunter Letham 2, Class 655 Print - People (more than one). 16 years to 18 years: George Mckendry 1, Class 656 Print - Any other subject other than Floral, Animal Study or on the Farm: Paige Humm 1, Paige Humm 2, Class 657 Print - Any other subject other than Floral, Animal Study or on the Farm: Kristie Hunter Letham 1, Lauren Pluck 2, Rosie Suyker 3.

Decorative classes

Junior Arts and Crafts

Class 606 Our Heritage: Jackie Ryan 1, N.M. McLaughlin-1 2, Class 607 Grass Roots: N.M. McLaughlin-1 1, Jackie Ryan 2, Class 608 Bold and Beautiful: Jackie Ryan 1, N.M. McLaughlin-1 2, Class 609 Lemon Chiffron: Jackie Ryan 1, N.M. McLaughlin-1 2, Class 611 Grass Roots: Di Callaghan 1, Class 612 Bold and Beautiful: Di Callaghan 1, Class 613 Lemon Chiffron: Di Callaghan 1, S Bell 2.

Premier Exhibit - Junior Arts and Crafts: Makayla Hulme Class 660 Article made of Paper only - 5 8 years: Chintamani Hesketh 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 661 Article made of Paper only, 9 - 11 years: Isla Miers 1, Sanjaia Hesketh 2, Sanjaia Hesketh 2, Class 662 Article made of Paper only , 12 - 14 years: Maysie Willis 1, Class 665 Article made of fabric, e.g. soft toy, 9 - 11 years: Anna Bennett 1, Class 666 Article made of fabric, e.g. soft toy, 12- 14 years: Maitreua Hesketh 1, Maysie Willis 2, Maitreua Hesketh 2, Class 667 Article of Embroidery, unframed. 10 years & under: Todd McCloy 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 669 Article of Embroidery, framed. 10 years & under: Todd McCloy 1, Class 671 Christmas or Easter Decoration, Preschool: Lily Newport 1, Class 672 Christmas or Easter Decoration, 5 - 8 years: Todd McCloy 1, Alice Miers 2, Class 673 Christmas or Easter decoration. 9 - 11 years: Jack Miers 1, Class 674 Christmas or Easter decoration. 12 - 14 years: Maysie Willis 1, Class 677 A Hobby collection, e.g. shells, weeds, stamps, NO LARGER THAN 50 CM SQUARE: Lucy Reeve 1, Charlie Ruddenlkau 2, Class 678 A Hobby collection, e.g. shells, weeds, stamps, NO LARGER THAN 50 CM SQUARE: Isla Miers 1, Class 680 Any Craft not already specified. 10 years & under: Todd McCloy 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 681 Any Craft not already specified. 11 - 14 years: Maitreua Hesketh 1, Maitreua Hesketh 2, Anna Bennett 3, Class 682 Creative waste, 8 years & under: Makayla Hulme 1, Class 683 Creative waste, 9-11 years: Ben Papworth 1, Class 685 Wearable Arts: Isabella Casey Solly 1, Class 686 Hand Made Craft - Preschool: Grace Newport 1, Class 687 Hand Made Craft - 5 - 8 years: Todd McCloy 1, Chintamani Hesketh 2, Class

Junior Cookery

James Ferguson-Cooke, 6, of Methven, won first place for his carrots. Photos JosePh Johnson 150314-JJ-009

689 Hand Made Craft - 12 - 14 years: Maysie Willis 1, Maitreua Hesketh 2, Class 691 Hand Made Card - 5 - 8 years: Jessica Moore 1, Lucy Reeve 2, Nicole Moore 3, Class 692 Hand Made Card, 9 - 11 years: Jessica Hydes 1, Lauren Pluck 2, Hayden Dove 3, Class 693 Hand Made Card, 12 - 14 years: Maysie Willis 1, Emily Taylor 2, Class 694 Stamped Handmade Card, 8 years and under: Zanthe Butterick 1, Class 695 Stamped Handmade Card, 9 - 11 years: Jessica Hydes 1, Class 696 Stamped Handmade card, 12 - 14 years: Maysie Willis 1, Class 697 Scrapbooking - single page - 11 - 13 years: Ellie Boekholt 1, Emily Taylor 2, Amelia Taylor 3, Class 700 Garment made of fabric, 11 -14 years: Sanjaia Hesketh 1, Maitreua Hesketh 2, Class 705 Decorated Gumboot, Preschool: Bridget Glass 1, Class 706 Decorated Gumboot, 5 - 8 years: Zanthe Butterick 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 707 Decorated Gumboot, 9 - 11 years: Emma Begg 1, Isla Miers 2, Class 708 Decoarated Gumboot, 12 - 14 years: Jorja Jones 1, Sam Wright 2.

Junior decorative Class 711 Arrangement of Flowers Year 4-6: Todd McCloy 1, Class 712 Sand Saucer, Preschool: Methven Preschool 1, Methven Preschool 2, Methven Preschool 3, Class 713 Sand Saucer, Year 1 - 3: Olivia Aitken 1, Sarah Aitken 2, Nicole Moore 3, Class 714 Sand Saucer, Year 4 6: Todd McCloy 1, Class 715 Gentlemen’s Buttonhole (one flower only). Up to Year 3: Chintamani Hesketh 1, Class 716 Gentlemen’s Buttonhole (one flower only). Year 4-6: Isla Miers 1, Oskar Trafford 2, Class 718 Ladies Corsage. Year 4 - 6: Todd McCloy 1, Class 719 Flower Arrangement in a small yoghurt container: Ella Irwin 1, Class 720 Single Flower in Vase: Chinamani Hesketh 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 722 Arrangement in Miniature Container (under 13 cm overall). Year 4-6: Todd McCloy 1, Class 723 Floral Face on a round dinner paper plate: Isabella Casey Solly 1, Izaac - Sues Child Care 2, Isaac - Sues Child Care 3, Class 725 Miniature Garden in a 2 LITRE ICECREAM CONTAINER. Up to Year 3: Jessica Moore 1, Ava Goodwin 2, Class 726 Miniature Garden in a 2 LITRE ICECREAM CONTAINER. Year 4-6: Josh Ruddenklau 1, Stella Clyne 2, Todd McCloy 3, Class 727 Artifical Arrangment - All ages: Emma Papworth 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 728 Floral Arrangement in Gumboot: Chintamani Hesketh 1, Annabel Glass 2, Angus - Sues Child Care 3, Class 729 Weed Arrangement in Boot: Bridget Glass 1, Charlie Ruddenlkau 2, Lily Goodwin 3, Class 730 Floating Bowl: Vicki Pluck 1, Ava Goodwin 2, Chintamani Hesketh 3, Class 732 Vegetable and or Fruit Sculpture. Up to Year 3: Toby King 1, Jamie King 2, Leah Maw 3, Class 733 Vegetable & or Fruit Sculpture. Year 4-6: Ethan Jones 1, Emma Papworth 2, Jack Jones 3.

Children’s painting Class 734 Novice, any medium, 6 years and under: Stella - Sue’s Child Care 1, Holly Watson 2, Zoey - Sues Child Care 2, Angus - Sues Child Care 3, Class 735 Novice, any medium, 7 - 10 years: Shyan Hughes 1, Piper Hood 2, Emma Begg 3, Class 736 Novice, any medium, 11 - 14 years: Anna Bennett 1, Sanjaia Hesketh 2, Brielle McDonald 3, Class 738 Drawing, any medium, 6 years and under: Charlize Blakely 1, Sarah Reeve 2, William Davey 3, Chintamani Hesketh 3, Class 739 Drawing, any medium, 7 - 10 years: Lucy Reeve 1, Jack Davey 2, Louis Kiamtia-green 3, Class 740 Drawing, any medium, 15 - 18 years: Mallory Oram 1, Mallory Oram 2, Mallory Oram 3, Class 741 Drawing, any medium, 11 - 14 years: Heidi Cuttle 1, Amelia Taylor 2, Maitreua Hesketh 2, Class 742 Painting, any medium, 6 years and under: Ashton - Sues Child Care 1, Jessica - Sues Child Care 2, Grace Newport 3, Sarah Reeves 3, Class 743 Painting, any medium, 7 - 10 years: Lily Goodwin 1, Sam Cuttle 2, William Wightman 3, Sam Cuttle 3.

Technology Premier Exhibit - Technology: Georgia Lowe Class 760 Meccano Model 10 years and under: Todd McCloy 1, Ben Papworth 2, Todd McCloy 3, Class 761 Meccano Model, 11 - 14 years: Jacob Stowell 1, Joe McIntosh 2, Class 762 Working Meccano Model, 16 years and under: William Rudge 1, Joe Todd 2, Class 764 K-nex Model, 8 - 10 years: Todd McCloy 1, Todd McCloy 2, Class 765 K-nex model, 1112 years: Josh Dove 1, Class 766 Basic Lego Model, 7 years and under: Craig Glass 1, Estella Lister 2, Louis Kiamtiagreen 3, Class 767 Basic Lego Model, 8 - 10 years: Georgia Lowe 1, Liam Stephens 2, Gus Casey Solly 3, Class 768 Basic Lego Model, 11 - 14 years: Matthew Hydes 1, Angus Anderson 2, Robert Mc-

Ashburton Guardian 15 Donald 3, Class 769 Technic Lego Model, 8 - 10 years: Hayden Dove 1, Gus Casey Solly 2, Todd McCloy 3, Class 770 Technic Lego Model, 11 - 12 years: Josh Dove 1, Ben Lightfoot 2, William Rudge 3, Class 772 Technic Lego Model, 15 - 16 years: Todd McCloy 1, Class 773 Junior Engineering Model, 9 years and under: Todd McCloy 1, Class 774 Junior Engineering Model, 10 - 14 years: Joe Todd 1, Class 775 Plastic Kit Set Model, 10 years and under: Liam Stephens 1, Todd McCloy 2.

Workshop craft Class 746 Bug Thermometer. Year 7: Cloe Small 1, Ben Peak 2, Sian 3, Class 747 Bird Feeders: Iram 1, Henry 2, Class 748 Tray. Year 8: Emily Taylor 1, Class 749 Mechanical Toy. Year 8,: Emily Taylor 1, Joe Todd 2, Class 752 Small Cabinet. Year 10: Sam Kemp 1, Ben Todd 2, Joe Todhunter 3, Class 753 A Piece of Furniture. Year 11: Heath Fulton 1, Class 754 A piece of Furniture. Year 12: Callum Smith 1, Class 756 A Piece of Furniture - Open: Maitreua Hesketh 1, Vickie Davis 2, Vickie Davis 3, Class 757 Farmyard Junk Adults: Jim Todd 1, Class 759 Farmyard Junk - 11 to 18 years: Angus Anderson 1, Lauren Pluck 2.

Children’s pets Class 780 Best Pet Sheep to be exhibited and led by any child: Angus Stewart-Dotty 1, Jacob Stowell 2, Kody Owen-Meep 3, Class 781 Best Pet Lamb, to be exhibited and led by a child 7 - 13 years: Jacob Stowell 1, Leitis brothers 2, Class 783 Pony (not entered by Exhibitor in Pony Section): Brock Leitis-Patch 1, Class 784 Dog or Pup (not entered by exhibitor in Sheep Dog Section): Paige Humm 1, Charlie Leitis-Stella 2, Cooper LeitisJade 3, Class 785 Any other Pet (excluding Horses, Ponies and Sheep): Harpa Hughes-Pig 1, Shyan Hughes-Goat 2.

Dancing Class 786 Highland Fling, 6 years & under: Madeline Marshall 1, Jasmin Christie 2, Chloe Graham 3, Class 787 Highland Fling Novice, under 14 years: Chloe Graham 1, Gabrielle Rodgers 2, Class 788 Highland Fling, under 8 years: Lucy Marshall 1, Kaitlyn Braithwaite 2, Amelia Grieve 3, Class 789 Highland Fling, under 10 years: Melissa Christie 1, Lucy Marshall 2, Brianna Sloper 3, Class 790 Highland Fling, under 14 years: Charlotte Sloper 1, Lucy Moore 2, Britney Moore 3, Class 791 Reel O’Tulloch, under 16 years: Charlotte Sloper 1, Britney Moore 2, Lucy Moore 3, Class 792 Sword Dance, under 8 years: Hayley Nolan 1, Kaitlyn Braithwaite 2, Amelia Grieve 3, Class 793 Sword Dance, under 10 years: Melissa Christie 1, Brianna Sloper 2, Hayley Nolan 3, Class 794 Sword Dance, under 12 years: Charlotte Sloper 1, Lucy Moore 2, Nina Tucker 3, Class 795 Sword Dance, under 16 years: Britney Moore 1, Kate Booker 2, Class 796 Highland Reel, under 14 years: Charlotte Sloper 1, Britney Moore 2, Lucy Moore 3, Class 797 Seann Triubhais, under 12 years: Megan Harrison 1, Charlotte Sloper 2, Lucy Moore 3, Class 798 Irish Jig, under 8 years: Amelia Grieve 1, Kaitlyn Braithwaite 2, Hayley Nolan 3, Class 799 Irish Jig, under 10 years: Oskar Trafford 1, Brianna Sloper 2, Isla Miers 3, Class 800 Irish Jig, under 14 years: Lucy Moore 1, Charlotte Sloper 2, Britney Moore 3, Class 801 Irish Jig, under 12 years. County only: Lucy Moore 1, Charlotte Sloper 2, Megan Harrison 3, Class 802 Irish Hornpipe, under 16 years: Britney Moore 1, Charlotte Sloper 2, Eirinn MacLean 3, Class 803 Sailor’s Hornpipe, under 12 years: Lucy Moore 1, Charlotte Sloper 2, Nina Tucker 3,.

Shearing results Senior: Ist Jock Barrett, 2nd Phoenix Hawkins, 3rd Pat Mulvihill. Open: 1st Tony Coster, 2nd Ivan Scott, 3rd Grant Smith. Intermediate: 1st Darren Alexandra, 2nd Corey Smith, 3rd Joseph Stephens. Junior: 1st Alex Smith, 2nd Adam Coe, 3rd Sarah Higgins. Steer Riding: 1st Hugh Griffiths, 2nd John Lovell, 3rd Richard Feke, 4th Monique Leong, 5th Luke.

Sheep Riding 1st Bree Middleton, 2nd Jonty King, 3rd Isiah Carter. 3rd Gus Casey Solly.

Sheep Trials Open: 1st Paul Ross - Ken, 2nd Paul Ross - Tess, 3rd Peter Binnie- Moss; Maiden: 1st Paul Ross - Ken, 2nd Gavin Greenwood - Dee, 3rd Bill Nicholas - Tess District Maiden: 1st Paul Ross - Ken, 2nd Bill Nicholas - Tess, 3rd Hugh Weir - Meg.

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Monday, March 17, 2014


In brief Car bombs kill 19 A series of car bomb attacks targeting commercial areas and a restaurant killed at least 19 people Saturday in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, authorities said. Police officials said a car bomb went off at night in a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 13. Minutes later, police said another car bomb explosion near a falafel restaurant killed three people and wounded six in the capital’s Qahira neighborhood. A third car bomb exploded in a commercial street in western Baghdad, killing four persons and wounding 14 others, police said. Later, a car bomb in a commercial area of Baghdad’s northwestern neighborhood of Shula killed four people and wounded nine, police said.

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Police examine pilot’s simulator Malaysian authorities yesterday were examining an elaborate flight simulator taken from the home of the pilots of the missing jetliner, after it was established that whoever flew off with the Boeing 777 had intimate knowledge of the cockpit and knew how to avoid detection when navigating around Asia. Satellite data suggested the plane flew for at least 7½ hours — more than six hours after the last radio contact — and that it could have reached north into Central Asia or deep into the southern Indian Ocean, posing awesome challenges for efforts to recover the plane and flight data recorders vital to solving

the mystery of what happened on board. Given that the northern route would take the plane over countries with busy airspace, a southern path is seen as much more likely. The southern Indian Ocean is one of the most remote stretches of water in the world, the third deepest and has little radar coverage. The wreckage might take months — or longer — to find, or might never be located. There appeared to be some confusion Sunday as India, one of 12 countries contributing planes and vessels to the search, said it had stopped looking while waiting for confirmation from Malaysia on

where to look. Malaysia’s acting transport minister tweeted he was in meetings to decide the “next course of action” after Saturday’s revelations. In the first detailed findings on what happened to the plane, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday someone severed communications with the ground and deliberately diverted Flight 370 back over the Malay Peninsula after it departed Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early on March 8 with 239 people on board. Malaysia’s Transport Ministry said that police searched the homes of both the pilot and the co-pilot on Saturday. It didn’t say whether this was the first

time they had done this since the plane went missing eight days ago. It said police were examining an elaborate flight simulator taken from the home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah. The statement also said they were investigating engineers who may have had contact with the plane before it took off. The flight departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.40am heading toward Beijing. Investigators now have a high degree of certainty that one of the plane’s communications systems was partially disabled before the aircraft reached the east coast of Malaysia, Najib said. - AP


Crimea holds vote to join Russia Crimea is bracing for a referendum on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia, escalating a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe’s eastern edge that has left diplomacy in disarray. Around 1.5 million people were called to vote yesterday on the rugged diamond-shaped peninsula, which is inhabited mostly by ethnic Russians. The choice is between becoming part of Russia or taking more powers but staying in Ukraine - and a vote for the status quo is not an option. Polls closed at 7am today

with initial results expected soon after - although rehearsals for the big day including the slogan “We are in Russia!” beamed onto a government building left no doubt as to the outcome. The West has said it will not recognise the referendum, while Moscow insists it is an example of self-determination like Kosovo. Russian troops and pro-Moscow militias took control of the strategic peninsula soon after the Kremlin-backed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev last month after three months of deadly protests

against his rule. Ukrainian military bases in the region - home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet since the 18th century - are surrounded but there has been no armed confrontation and it is not clear what will happen to them after the vote. There have been several attacks on journalists and prounity activists condemned by Amnesty International. Washington has dismissed a vote “under the barrel of a gun” and the new government in Ukraine has branded it “illegitimate” and is concerned

Moscow is trying to stir up a wider rebellion in Russified parts of eastern Ukraine. Russian lawmakers have given the go-ahead for President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine when he wants, citing the need to defend ethnic Russians against ultra-nationalist radicals. Ukraine is on full combat alert and on the eve of the vote it accused Russian forces of seizing a village just outside Crimea saying: “Ukraine reserves the right to use all necessary measures to stop the military invasion by Russia”.

Officers at thousands of American law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use. And some rank-and-file officers are worried the technology might ultimately be used to derail their careers if, for example, an errant comment about a superior is captured on tape. Most law enforcement leaders and civil liberties advocates believe the cameras will ultimately help officers because the devices give them a way to record events from their point of view at a time when citizens armed with cellphones are actively scrutinising their every move.

Honda recalls vans Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the United States because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak. Odysseys from 2005 through 2010 model years are involved. The recalled minivans were made between June 23, 2004, and September 4, 2010. According to documents posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cover on the fuel pump strainer can wear down from exposure to high temperatures and acidic chemicals, like those found in fertilisers. Fuel leaks can cause a vehicle fire.

Baby dies after fall A three-month-old boy has died in hospital after he and his mother fell from a second-storey balcony on the NSW Central Coast. The boy and his mother were taken to hospital after the accident at a Niagara Park home yesterday afternoon. “Ambulance paramedics rushed to the home to find the(baby) had fallen approximately five metres to the ground in the arms of his mother,” CareFlight said in a statement. He was flown to the Westmead Children’s Hospital with critical head injuries but died shortly after arriving. His mother remains in Gosford Hospital and is expected to be transferred to a Sydney hospital later yesterday. Further information is being sought from emergency services.

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Message from the Principal Board of Trustees News Kia ora and Greetings Reporting to our Parents and Caregivers We are entering the eighth week of a twelve week term and already we are reporting to parents and caregivers on their child’s progress at College. Years 9 and 10 ‘Interim’ (or “settling-in”) Reports were posted home two weeks ago and over the next two weeks we have evening meetings between parents, caregivers and teachers. An important ingredient for success is when a person also takes responsibility for their own performance. This is as true for learning as it is for Sport or in The Arts, and will be an important part of our Year 9 interviews next week. Every Year 9 student has been asked to give their assessment of how they are doing at College, and in class, and are also required to attend the interview with their parent/caregiver and teachers. The student’s self-assessment will be discussed alongside any questions or comments that a parent/ caregiver has. Naturally, the most important part of the discussion will include what is going well and how we can better support your child – our student, to succeed. Over recent years more and more students have been attending parent-teacher interviews and we are now, as stated above, actively encouraging this. This year, for the first time ever, we are requiring our Year 9 students to attend as well please. In advance, please accept my thanks and appreciation for your help with this. Helping our Young People From time to time young people make mistakes. Or they get caught up in swirling situations that are amplified by the intensity of youth. Of course the older, wiser heads around them – usually family members, teachers or community members, look on with the experience of maturity, and give sage advice such as “It doesn’t matter” or “Get over it”. In doing so we usually end up convincing the young person that we are so out of touch that we just don’t know, we don’t care, or we simply don’t understand (heard any of those before?). It is easier for us to be proactive than reactive. About eight days ago we had a very brief fracas between a few students, which was quickly stopped and sorted out by other students. Sadly as we sorted this out we learnt that a number of parents/caregivers had been aware of the situation for some time. Not only was this event avoidable, so was the interruption and distraction from learning and class time. I am not blaming these parents or caregivers at all. Sometimes this ‘stuff’ is simply rubbish. But, if, as a parent or caregiver you become aware of ‘adolescent stuff’ swirling around and developing to an extent that it is unlikely that the young people will be able to manage it well or solve it themselves, please let us know. Cheers Grant McMillan Principal

Staff - Welcome Muriel Morgan

Learning Support Assistant, Student Learning Support Unit.

Rosalyn Rhodes

Has returned to a Learning Support Assistant position in the Student Learning Support Unit.

Lori Rusbatch

Has returned to a Learning Support Assistant position in the Student Learning Support Unit.

Aimee Samuels

Recently appointed as the College’s Reader-Writer Co-ordinator which she will undertake alongside of her current Science Technician role.

Forthcoming Events Please refer to the College Extra e-newsletter for additional calendar dates of upcoming events.

The College year is now well and truly under way. I hope all the new students to Ashburton College, as well as the new staff, are settling in well. Following on from my previous newsletter the Board has received feedback from parents and caregivers via our recent survey and we have been using this information to assist in setting our Strategic Plan. It was an interesting meeting where we fully explored where the College is expected to be in the next 3-5 years and where our weaknesses and strengths lay. Whilst we still have some work to do on this, things have progressed to a stage where we are in a position to advise the Principal where we see the priorities lie. As happens every year we met last week with the College Heads of Faculty to discuss the 2013 results, what worked, and what didn’t. As has been reported previously, the College’s NCEA results showed great improvement last year, but we need to ensure this is not just a ‘one-off’ and build on these results. To do this we need to understand what we did differently that made the difference. We also need to work on what we need to achieve for the next twelve months and how this will be done. Also of interest is to look at the diversity of students currently attending Ashburton College, which includes six other countries represented at the College. This cultural diversity within the College is something many of us, as parents and caregivers, never had the chance to experience in our days as students. We expect every courtesy will be shown to these students and it will be a great chance to learn from them as much as they will be learning New Zealand culture. Again a reminder to parents that, nationally, Board Mid-Term Elections are being held later this year. We encourage anyone who wants to know more to contact Sheena Tyrrell at the College (308 4193, ext 812) or any Board Member. It is also timely to remind everyone that our meetings are open to the public and you are all welcome to attend and observe. Our next meeting is 01 April at 7:00 pm in the Menorlue building. You will be made most welcome. David Rush Chairperson

Information Year 9 and 10 Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Interviews – Have You Booked? These are scheduled, at the Hotel Ashburton, from 6:00pm– 9:00pm, for  Thursday 20 March for Year 10 and  Tuesday 25 March for Year 9 Booking Your Interview Time As per information sent out with your child’s Interim Report you can book your interview time on-line. If you don’t have an on-line facility you can still book by contacting the College Office (308 4193). Bookings are open until the day before the Interview. Change of Format for Year 9 Interviews – Student Attendance Requested Remember that, as part of a process to increasingly involve students in the Parent/Caregiver/Teacher interview process we are asking that all Year 9 students attend, and take part in, their interview on 25 March.


Lip Sync 2014 Ashburton Trust Event Centre Wednesday 09 April 7:00pm Tickets $7.00

Tickets on sale from the College Office, Student Counter, from Friday 04 April

Information Festival of the Spoken Word Thursday 29 May (Term 2, Week 4) 7:00pm. College Auditorium. For students who like speaking or acting! This is your chance to be on stage for a few minutes! Categories: Serious or humorous Single or in groups Sketches and monologues

This is a House Competition. Students check notices for details. Auditions: Term 2, Week 1. Entry forms available from House Leaders or Ms McIndoe (A5). ( Friends and families welcome.

Tickets: $5:00, available at the College Office from Monday 26 May.

2014 Class Photographs Can now be ordered from the College Office. Photographs are presented on an A4 laminated sheet with the photo at the top and the students’ names below the photograph.

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Family Form Teachers have their class photograph for students to view. Parents/caregivers can view photos on the Photoshots Website – refer to recent email message sent via School-links which advised the access website, login and password. On-line viewing is available for a limited period only.

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Order Envelope available at the College Office. If paying by Internet Banking into Photoshots account, please indicate this on your Order Envelope.

Orders close Wednesday 26 March 2014,

and photos will be distributed to students before the end of Term 1. No postage or packaging will be charged on orders made by the due date. Payment Options: • Cash (correct change would be appreciated) or Eftpos at College Office; • Cheque (made out to Photoshots Ltd - NOT Ashburton College); • Internet Banking to Photoshots’ account (06-0831-0221832-00) Photoshots Ltd. As a reference, please note the first three letters of your surname, after the letters “AshColl’ - ie John Smith = AshCollSmi

Ashburton College Library Te Whare Pukapuka Matauranga Ashburton College has a well-resourced library, which is open for students from 8:45am until 3:45pm. The librarians offer a wonderful collection of books as well as assistance with finding reading material, helping with research, homework and on-line learning. The library acts as a base for students’ learning whether it be e-learning, Gateway Programme or class groups. Our staff - Anne Williams, Delia Achten, Sarah Bartlett, Stephanie Hutchinson and Maxine Watson - are here to assist students with their reading and learning. Our library website ( gives students quick links to reading lists, homework help, research sites, databases and many other useful places so be sure to check it out.

Wanted - Good Quality College Uniform Kilts and Jerseys For sale in the College’s Uniform Clothing shop If you can help us with these this would be much appreciated. Items can be delivered to the College Office. We do ask that the clothing is cleaned, ready for sale. Clothing can be either donated, or offered for sale (80% return of sale to you).

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Congratulations New Zealand Track Cycling Championships – National Champion

Aoraki Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

South Island Secondary Schools’ Tennis Championships

Several of College’s top cyclists - Jessie Banks, Henry Smith, Isabella Smith, Julia Tarbotton and Brendan Whalley – competed well at the New Zealand Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill, from 0509 March. For Jessie the rewards for her hard work were significant.

The College team, with the support of Manager Carolyn Clough, had a very successful meet in Timaru on Thursday 06 March.

Michael Clark, teacher-in-charge of tennis, tells us that deuces, super ties and threatening clouds summed up the 2014 South Island Secondary Schools’ Championship, held in Timaru over the weekend of March 7-9. Ashburton College was well represented with two teams at the tournament and left the three day championship well pleased with their efforts.

Jessie Banks: New National Champion, and two medals gained – ¾ National Champion in the Under 15 Girls’ 1500m Scratch Race and Bronze Medal winner in the Derby, plus a 4th place finish in the Points Race.

College Athletics Finals Held in superb, albeit hot, conditions at the end of February, three students broke long-standing records. All in the Boys’ Under 15 Grade, record breakers were – Alin Onicas

Discus (41.42 metres), held previously by Brad Gordon since 1986 (36.39 metres). Alin beat the previous record by an amazing 5.03 metres).

Gareth Hunt

Triple Jump (11.93 metres), held previously by Ashburton College Head of Physical Education and Health Faculty and former Commonwealth Games representative, Trevor Cochrane (at 11.89 metres since 1966).

Tuakana Kamoe

Shot Put (12.01 metres), held previously by Stuart Kirk since 1996 (11.71). (Pictured left) – Current and former Triple Jump record holders, Trevor Cochrane congratulates Gareth Hunt.

2014 College Athletic Champions Under 19 Boys Champion: Matthew Beveridge

Runners-up: Ali Pelesikoti, Kieran Hunt

Under 19 Girls Champions:Emma Waite / Naomi Cone Runner-up: Annie McDonald Under 16 Boys Champion: Johan Erasmus Runners-up: Jack Good, Kerry Claydon Wade, Cameron Turpin Under 16 Girls Champion: Charlotte Waddell Runner-up: Maddie Evans Under 15 Boys Champion: Gareth Hunt Runner up: Alin Onicas Under 15 Girls Champion: Liberty Ross Runner up: Georgina Kelly Under 14 Boys Champion: Matthew Clough Runners-up: Adam Phillips, Keegan Gentle Under 14 Girls Champion: Veronica Wall Runner-up: Kate Donald (Pictured right) – Matthew Beveridge, Under 19 Boys’ Champion in action over the High Jump.

South Island Secondary Schools’ Triathlon Championships Held in Oamaru at the beginning of March, Matthew Clough was College’s sole representative competing in the Junior Boys’ (Under 14 Years) section. Third placing – Matthew Clough After congestion in the swim event, due to a number of events within the day setting off at the same time, Matthew had an exceptional cycle to move into third place which, despite closing on the two runners in front, he retained to the end of the run. Matthew’s final time was 38:28.00 for the 300m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run (although an error meant athletes covered 3km on the run

Team members were - Sophie Beckley, Brittany Butler, Lucy Clough, Matthew Clough, Brittney Davis, Takumi Fujita, Olivia Gibson, Katelyn Grey, Matthew Harford, George Howden, Caitlin Johnstone, Zack Martin, Emma Mealings, Jake O’Grady, Kody Stuthridge-Croot, Bailey Tait, Maggie Tarry, Adam Tupper, Emma Tupper, Tori Watson, Jessica Windhorst. Ten new Aoraki records were set by College swimmers – ¾ Matthew Harford - Four records and Overall Champion. 1st: 200m Freestyle (2:03.64); 100m Backstroke (1:04.09); 100m Freestyle (57.78); 100m Butterfly (1:01.95). Matthew’s new record in the 200m Freestyle for Junior Boys is faster than the Senior Boys’ record and his record time in the 100m Butterfly was also a Canterbury Age Group record. ¾ Lucy Clough - Two records and Overall Champion. 1st 100m Individual Medley (1:09.90), Aoraki record; 200m Freestyle (2:10.65), Aoraki record; 100m Butterfly (1:09.80). 2nd 100m Freestyle

Third Placing The Ashburton College Mixed Team placed third overall, narrowly missing out on second place and a chance to attend nationals. Even sets and even games demanded a super tie against eventual second place-getters Burnside, in which Burnside claimed the honours 107. Defending national champions, St. Andrew’s College took out the Mixed Team Division. The College Girls’ Team, comprising Larissa Allan, Christal Brosnahan, Tessa McCann and Erin Connelly-Whyte, held their own against some strong and, in the case of Tessa and Erin, often older and more experienced opposition. The girls were unable to convert a number of deuce games to victories but were pleased with their performances finishing 5th overall. (Pictured left, clockwise from the front): Tessa McCann, Ashleigh Leonard, Connor Brosnahan, Christal Brosnahan, Aidan Mitchell, Stacey Hopwood, Larissa Allan, Nic Jansen, Erin Connelly-Whyte.

(Pictured right) – Overall champions, Lucy Clough and Matthew Harford.

Student Leaders ¾ Matthew Clough - One record and Runner-Up 1st: 100m Individual Medley (1:09.93); 100m Breaststroke (1:18.93), Aoraki record; 2nd 100m Backstroke and 100m Butterfly. Matthew’s record time was 12.8 seconds quicker than the previous 100m Breaststroke record. ¾ Zack Martin - One record. 1st 50m Breaststroke (36.90), Aoraki record 2nd 100m Breaststroke 3rd 100m Freestyle ¾ Junior Boys’ Relay team Two records, to the team of Matthew Harford, Matthew Clough, Zack Martin and George Howden. 1st 200m Medley Relay (2:11.80); 200m Freestyle Relay (2:01.72). The team took 16.75s off the previous record for the Medley Relay, finishing 20 seconds ahead of second placed Timaru Boys’ High School. ¾ Senior Girls’ Relay Team Caitlin Johnstone, Lucy Clough, Brittany Butler, Brittney Davis: 1st 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay. Most Points Trophy College won the trophy for the most points in Girls’ Relays for the 6th year in a row, and finished second in the Boys’ Section.

Year 10 Student Council As outlined in our previous newsletter two representatives from each Family Form at both Year 9 and Year 10 levels are elected to positions on their year level Councils. These Councils enable Year 9 and 10 students to have a voice in the College regarding student matters. Each Council meets every 2-3 weeks and, as part of their role, will also initiate activities for the Junior School and report to the Student Executive on behalf of the Junior School. The Year 10 Junior Council for 2014 is:

(Back row, left to right): Emma Simonsen, Cannan Elvines, Tom Ravenscroft, Bradley Van-der-Eik, Becca Harper-Grey, Tayla Wright. (Front row, left to right): Samantha McArthur, Jemma Piercy, Megan Harrison, Riley Claydon-Wade, Sean Achten, Sophie Kettley, Jasmin Hollings. (Absent): James Prendergast, Millie Hopwood, Pania Waaka, Mitchell East.

AshColl AshDance 2014

Further ‘top 3’ results will be listed in the College’s Extra e-Newsletter.

This annual event was described by this year’s judges as having an ‘excellent’ standard. Dance teacher Justine Hanrahan and new College Drama Teacher, Kylie Maddren, were both impressed by the talent.

Canterbury Schools’ Show Jumping Competition Karen McKenzie, Teacher-in-Charge of Equestrian, advises that thirty three teams from throughout Canterbury competed in this competition held at McLean’s Island Equestrian Centre in Christchurch, on Wednesday 26 February. The Ashburton College team finished 9th overall, against very tough competition comprising many competitors holding South Island or National Titles and heading to Horse of the Year in March as serious contenders for further titles. Each school must have one competitor at each jump height and the 4th competitor at any height. (Pictured below): The Ashburton College Team: Jaimee Bird (95cm height) on Showtym Image; Emma Waite (105cm height) on Airborne Majic; Megan Harrison (80cm height) on Fancy Bow & Arrow, and James Sheate (95cm height) on Phantom Power Best results: All riders performed well but Jaimee Bird achieved our best results with a 1st and 5th placing in the 95cm section.

Masters of Ceremony, Head Girl Sophie Congdon and Head Boy Adam Tupper, did a fantastic job of keeping the audience entertained and did their own rendition of the Bird Dance, getting audience participation while the judges deliberated. Winner of the People’s choice, Junior Akaroa Ngapoko, was a great help in filling this gap also. Winners were 1st: Jess Dray and Olivia Stewart (pictured above right) - to the song “Stay”. 2nd: Olivia Stewart - Solo; performing to the song “Heaven”. 3rd: Multi Choice: Hannah Wakelin, Tessa Inwood, Britney Moore, Mickayla Milmine and Lily Burdett, performing to the song “Like a Drum”. People’s Choice: Single Junior 101: Year 9 student Junior Akaroa Ngapoko, Solo Performance (pictured below).

News 20 Ashburton Guardian

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hot mission for Hamish In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week it’s Hamish Wright who is aiming for Australian and world glory on the bike.


shburton cyclist Hamish Wright dreams of becoming an Australian champion, and a world champion. The former New Zealand representative cyclist now calls central Queensland home, where he finds the constant warm temperatures great for training, but the wildlife and the huge trucks on the road not so great. Hamish and wife Amanda moved to Australia in November 2012, but it was professional development in the concrete industry and a desire to work on a landmark project somewhere in the world which was the driving force for him, not cycling. The couple live in a small town in the middle of Central Queensland called Dysart – population around 3000. It’s in the Isaac Region, which is part of the Central Highlands and Coalfields area. “Dysart weather can be described in one word…hot! We regularly get minimum overnight temperatures of 25 degrees, some days it doesn’t get below 30 degrees all day and night. “It’s like a hot nor-wester that you never really ever get reprieve from. When a thunderstorm rolls in, it just feels hotter as the humidity increases, so rain never brings a cool breeze with it.” Because they’re in a tropical climate, they have a dry season and a wet season. “The summer brings the rain, and although it’s hottest, it’s also wettest and greenest. The surrounding landscape goes from a dry, barren desert to lush green bush land. “During the wet season we might get five or more days in a row where it just buckets down all day; we might get anything between 200mm and 600mm in a 24-hour period. “When it rains hard here you can’t even really drive because visibility is practically zero and you get a lot of surface water on the roads. Flash floods are a real problem too and we have to keep an eye on any cyclones that develop in the Coral Sea.” Hamish works as the concrete area operations manager for Holcim Australia. “I manage two concrete plants, one in Dysart and another in a small town called Nebo about a two-hour drive from Dysart. “The site visits would be one of my favourite parts of my job. The majority of our big projects

Ashburton abroad

with Hamish Wright in Australia that we supply are on coal mines so doing visits into the mines is always fun.” That’s his job, but cycling is his passion – a passion he hopes will take him around the world. “All things going well, I plan to attend the World Masters Track Championships in England in October.” Hamish has represented New Zealand as a junior, and as an elite cyclist. As a junior at the under-19 Oceanias he won silver and bronze, and in 2001 as an elite rider at the Oceanias he was part of the silver medalwinning sprint team and won bronze in the keirin. He’s a track cyclist at heart, but he has done road cycling, including two Tour of Southlands. The biggest differences between cycling in New Zealand and Australia are the climate, the wildlife and the big trucks, or road trains. “The heat obviously creates hydration issues if I am going out for a long ride (four or five hours). I have had to call on my lovely wife several times to bring me out full drink bottles when I have underestimated how much I was going to consume. But also when you are sitting all day at the velodrome during a carnival it’s quite important to maintain the fluid levels, the heat here dehydrates you a lot quicker than you think.” “The wildlife is always interesting out riding here. From kangaroos bouncing across the road in front of me, to emus running down the side of the

Above - Hamish Wright sweating it out at the track in Queensland. Left - Hamish is a concrete plant area manager for Holcim, and is based in Dysart, Queensland.

road, wild camels roaming the paddocks or snakes slithering across the road, it’s a whole lot different to the sheep and cows of Mid Canterbury. The worst wildlife to look out for though is the snakes. Whether alive or dead it’s the one thing you don’t want to run over and risk flicking up into your bike frame. “The road trains here are quite big and while mostly the truckies are really polite and give me plenty of room, when you have a 100 tonne road train roaring past at 100km/h you still hang on pretty tight.” Wide loads also differ in Australia. “There is always a lot of mining vehicles/equipment being moved around, and when I say wide loads, I mean both lanes of the entire road. So even on a bike I have to stop and get off the road onto the verge to let the load go past.” But for all-year-round training, you can’t beat the consistently warm temperatures of

Queensland, Hamish said. “Doesn’t matter if you have to train in the dark it’s still going to be over 20 degrees. I haven’t had to wear long sleeves or long legged pants out on the bike since we moved here. “I look at the odd photo of me all wrapped up training in the snow or the frost and don’t miss that part at all. “But in terms of the countryside and scenery you definitely cannot beat Mid Canterbury, there is so much variety compared with the scorched brownness and dead trees in central Queensland.” His ultimate cycling goal is to become an Australian champion and a masters world champion. “I am training really hard towards that goal now and with the Australian Track Champs coming up this month it will give me a really good indicator of where my fitness is in relation to these goals. “With the nearest velodrome being a three-hour drive away, I have been working closely with

my coach Gordon McCauley to customise my programme so that I can do a lot of track related exercises out on the road.” There’s more to life than working and cycling though, and the Wrights love to explore their new homeland. “When we aren’t away cycling we take every opportunity to explore new areas in Queensland and with the Great Barrier Reef nearly on our doorstep there are plenty of places to discover.” The couple say Australia will be their home for the next couple of years. “In that time I will gain the experience and qualifications to head somewhere else in the world with Holcim. I am really keen to head to somewhere like the Middle East to work although somewhere in Europe would be fantastic. “Eventually I can see us moving back to New Zealand. Even though there are great experiences to be had in other countries, my friends, family and heart will always be in New Zealand. “I have an All Blacks flag hung at work, I wear my socks with a fern when I cycle and am a staunch Warriors fan, so no matter where I am in the world, the Kiwi will always remain in me.”

Travel Monday, March 17, 2014

Ashburton Guardian



Take a walk on the mild side I

don’t have much to tell you about Scotland, really. It’s true, they have whiskey, and kilts, and some people speak with an accent so thick that you wonder whether you’re hearing English or Gaelic. All of that’s fun. But I’m just here to tell you about the walks I took. If you’ve heard anything about the weather in Scotland, you’ve heard the word “wet.” Or perhaps “boggy”. Or “everchanging”. These conditions make even more impressive the large collection of well-known footpaths that are the best way to explore the stunning countryside. The most famous one is the West Highland Way, a 150-kilometre trail from the outskirts of Glasgow into the remote and moody Highlands. It ends shortly past the foot of the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, which can be walked up and down as a day hike, if you’re fit. Near the summit, I saw small children and dogs. The Way was my appetiser for more walks to come. I did its northern half, skipping the lowland part of the hike and heading straight into the landscape so heart-skippingly shown in the James Bond movie Skyfall. It’s easy; there are hotels or hostels at every stage, and even baggage transport service. The single most useful tool for planning walks in Scotland is the popular website The site breaks down dozens of trails, with frank talk about muddy or risky conditions. It also links to that other essential tool, Ordnance Survey topographical maps. And then there are the photos. WalkHighlands does what other trail guides don’t: It shows what the scenery looks like at several different stages of each walk. Before leaving for Scotland, I spent hours clicking through trails and shopping for landscapes. That’s how I came across the path to a place called Rhenigidale. It looked like a modest walk, just about 8 kilometres long, but the details that emerged made it more and more intriguing. It seemed the tiny seaside village in the string of islands called the Outer Hebrides had

Forget about the whiskey, Cara Anna went to Scotland for the walks and to take in the jaw-dropping scenery.

The startling white-sand beaches on the west coast of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The beaches are an easy draw for travellers, though getting into the cold water above your ankles in cooler weather takes some courage – and a squeal. photo ap

a hostel, one that didn’t take advance bookings but rarely would turn anyone away, especially if they arrived on foot. It seemed so remote, somehow so unlikely, that I emailed to make sure. The reply was prompt. “The hostel door is never closed,” Peter Clarke, the chair of something called the Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust, replied. “You may put your overnight fees in cash, or by cheque, in the honesty box. If it is not in the hostel, the warden usually visits in the morning and early evening.” To this triple-locked Manhattan resident, it had the whiff of a fairy-tale. The next sign that I might be on to something came in an article by British author Robert Macfarlane, who has written movingly about nature and exploring it on foot. He called the winding old postman’s path to Rhenigidale, its only land route to the outside world until a road was completed in 1989, “one of the most beautiful paths I know”.

And once in Scotland, after topped a rise, and there was es just a few steps from the sea. finishing the West Highland the sea, which the track began But there’s no pilgrimage-like Way and happily making to follow. There were ruined approach, since the public bus day hikes around the Isle of stone houses, the snuffling of service stops a couple minutes’ Skye, I found that speaking porpoises, rabbits skittering out walk away. of Rhenigidale could have a of sight. It’s a lovely place to The third hostel, on the profound effect. One especially watch for the aurora borealis, island of South Uist, is next excited bus driver nearly ran and the stars. to a ruined churchyard and a off the road. In my two days at the hosshort walk from the Atlantic, A hostel manager beamed tel, no one appeared but the past rich stretches of colourand confided, “No tourist has friendly warden, Kate Langley, ful machair, or shell-sand and mentioned that for months!” who lives with her husband and wildflowers. There’s something satisfying small children across the road. The hostels make excellent in taking a vacation and actuShe knelt in the cozy sitting bases for walks on sprawling ally getting away from it all. As room of faded maps and old white-sand beaches and climbs my ferry left Skye for the Outer cushioned chairs and lit the of the nearby hills. In the sumHebrides, it was decided: No coal stove. On a little radio, mer tourist season, the islands Internet. No phone, even if it BBC Scotland played bagpipe bloom with galleries, B&Bs and had signal. music and folk songs. local seafood. After the ferry docked in the I almost wished for a pipe While the Gatliff hostels village of Tarbert, I bought and slippers. I spent a startling don’t have the perks of more simple provisions at a small amount of time just standing traditional getaways, notably grocery — oats, tea, lentils — outside with a mug of tea. laundry or the drying rooms because Rhenigidale has no The modest Gatliff Hebridethat many places have for wet shops, just a handful of homes. an Hostels Trust also runs two gear, each has the essentials — And the next day, Sunday, eveother rustic hostels in stellar full kitchens, heat, electricity, rything on the stoutly Protlocations for those who wander hot water. That’s in addition to estant island would be closed, through the islands, many of simplicity, a sense of place and except the churches. them by bike in the bracing stunning, changing skies. The path soon split from winds. Some say the repurposed v WINNER “Three x weeks ... in Scotland?” Wfarmhouse the paved road out of Tarisland ednesday 23on the small more than one person had 2013 best of the the October 2013 Eof XP O | 7.00its Hote travel retailer bert and climbed into the of Berneray the best, with pm l Ashburtois asked, with a touch doubt. n | RSVP is es se nt v AFTA AWARD ia O l N low, stony hills. It eventually Travelfront doors and outdoor benchLYx- AP Absolutely. presentations |

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Monday, March 17, 2014



Rain puts paid to junior tournament

Warriors’ troubling start



Mid Canterbury’s top young tennis talent unveiled itself during the weekend, despite rain severely reducing the Mid Canterbury Junior Graded Tournament. With two grades still left to play during the week and all doubles matches canned due to yesterday’s heavy downpours, many grades found their top players as youngsters put their club alliances aside and competed for personal glory. The tournament featured 71 youngsters at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre who have just rounded off their club season playing in junior C grade through to B grade competitions. Allenton’s Sophie Ness won the girl’s B grade competition in convincing fashion, going unbeaten through the tournament to oust Isabelle Talbot 6-2 6-1 in the final. In the junior B girls singles, Sophie Innes beat Abby Brownlie 6-4 to take out the final, while in the junior C grade Jasmin Strawbridge overcame Amelia McKeown 6-3. Kaleb Chamberlain was crowned the junior A boys champion after beating Jonathon Rollinson in a tight encounter 9-7. Josh Molloy won the junior


Play was disrupted at the Mid Canterbury Junior Graded tournament yesterday due to heavy rain, but organisers managed to get through several games while the weather was fine on Saturday at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 160314-DW-019

B boys grade with a 6-4 win over Aidan Watt, while junior C player Henrick Tawatao beat Murphy Dargue 6-3 in his final. Mid Canterbury Tennis coach Chris Anderson said the administrative team worked hard to push through as many games as possible yesterday, with the horrid weather forecast eventually coming into

fruition yesterday. “I’ve been running this tournament for many years and this is just the second time we have been rained out on the second day,” she said. It meant all doubles play-offs were cancelled, but tournament organisers hope to play out the final stages of the junior A girls singles roundrobin and the B grade boys final be-

tween Nicholas Thomassen and Harry Dargue. “We may play those during the week or next Saturday, depending when everyone is free.” The next notable date on the junior tennis calendar is next Sunday when Mid Canterbury take on South Canterbury at the Ashburton Tennis Centre at 9.30am.

It usually takes a lot for a coach to admit their faith in their side is being tested but it’s what the Warriors’ poor start to the season has already done to Matt Elliott. He is normally a coach who’s full of optimism, full of conviction, but Elliott looked crestfallen after watching his side fall to a disappointing 31-12 defeat to the Dragons at Eden Park on Saturday. What made it even more difficult to accept was that they reproduced many of the failings from the previous week when they went down limply to the Eels 36-16. Both results came against teams who were among the favourites for the wooden spoon and, ominously, the Eels leaked 50 points against the Roosters on Saturday night. “Our will to compete in the game at the moment could be questioned,” Elliott said. “I know we’re a much better team than that.” The biggest issue is around the side’s mentality. Despite having five months to think about, to prepare, for the opening game of the season, they lacked intensity. - APNZ

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway

Palmerston North Greyhounds meeting at Manawatu Raceway on March 17. NZ Meeting number: 9. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12. 1 12.01pm (NZT) AWAPUNI STAKES C0 C0, 457m 1 78 Boston Mona nwtd F &...................Turnwald 2 85747 Icahn nwtd...................................B Hodgson 3 4F767 String Theory nwtd S & .............C Blackburn 4 25234 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 5 8224 Caesar Queen nwtd F & ................Turnwald 6 83648 Lauren’s Luck nwtd A & ...................... J.Hall 7 8575 Ruth’s Raider nwtd .................. T McCracken 8 78575 Fantas Fiction nwtd .................. S Gommans 2 12.20pm WOODVILLE DASH C0 C0, 375m 1 52441 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 F6436 Google It nwtd .......................... S Gommans 3 66646 Seconds Good nwtd......................M Gowan 4 87645 Garnsey nwtd ........................... S Gommans 5 57254 Dark Faerytales nwtd ....................A Speight 6 88 Wairere Mike nwtd ..........................P Knight 7 36x73 Trojan Troy nwtd F &.......................Turnwald 8 72346 Black Magic Rock nwtd G & ...............Denby 9 877 Working It nwtd ....................... T McCracken 10 47878 Arctic Thunder nwtd ................. S Gommans 3 12.40pm J P PRINT(PETONE) C1 C1, 375m 1 74522 Fanta’s Fever nwtd ................... S Gommans 2 52715 Dogged Dan 22.33 ............................ R Hunt

3 F1538 Hermione Baxter nwtd ..............J McInerney 4 61257 Flirt With Me 22.03 .................. T McCracken 5 78432 Missy Sloy 22.16 ..................... T McCracken 6 32611 Homebush Verona 21.94...........J McInerney 7 46561 Caesar Win 22.36 F & ....................Turnwald 8 58675 Yes He Will 22.29 ............................. I Moore 9 54445 Tenkay Down 21.85...................J McInerney 10 53867 Home Brewer 22.37 ......................A Speight 4 12.59pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 457m 1 32454 Amy Wineglass 27.05 ..............A Duganzich 2 74748 Zamaddis Lass nwtd .................... T Downey 3 11811 Loo Loo Blue nwtd ...........................L Ahern 4 48228 Sarah Campbell nwtd..................B Hodgson 5 16x68 All About Amy 26.73 A &..................... J.Hall 6 16655 Wolf Marine nwtd ..................... S Gommans 7 47566 Hear Hare Here nwtd P & ..................Doody 8 34626 Adda Boy Zeke 27.02 B & .............G Atwood 9 74848 Figlia nwtd G &..................................S Ross 10 67688 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 5 1.17pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTOFINISH C1 C1, 375m 1 45423 Homebush Titan nwtd ...............J McInerney 2 21634 Waldo Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 3 38777 Snap To It 22.23 ..........................T R Pilcher 4 12167 Vinny Doon 21.93 B &...................G Atwood 5 x7343 Rijeka 21.76 ..................................M Gowan 6 66326 Kezz 22.06 .............................. T McCracken

7 1143 Magic Bolt 21.46 ...........................B Mitchell 8 73223 Boot The Cash nwtd................ T McCracken 9 54445 Tenkay Down 21.85...................J McInerney 10 57348 Cawbourne Anna 22.21 ............J McInerney 6 1.40pm MARTON DASH C2 C2, 375m 1 46631 Opie Bossman 22.28 F & ...............Turnwald 2 25787 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd ............J McInerney 3 18778 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75 ............... T Downey 4 64433 Caesar Chance nwtd F & ...............Turnwald 5 13224 Varga Frost nwtd ...........................A Speight 6 51242 Smirnoff 21.80.......................... S Gommans 7 58668 Raveon 21.92 ................................M Gowan 8 11112 Zipping Tay 21.69 F & ....................Turnwald 9 51587 Mr. Darci nwtd A & .............................. J.Hall 10 52588 Azure Dreams nwtd G & ................. J Clarke 7 2.04pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C2/3 C2/3, 375m 1 74623 Crystal Wave 21.54 .....................B Hodgson 2 78786 Jill Sprite nwtd .................................... N Udy 3 63658 Wong Way Susie nwtd F & .............Turnwald 4 43716 Go With It nwtd G & ..........................S Ross 5 43733 Uno Flash nwtd ...............................S Maher 6 82323 Uno Orange 21.81 ..........................S Maher 7 23364 Addicted 21.79 .................................L Ahern 8 86357 Run Junior Run 21.69 .................A Turnwald 9 58768 Decado 21.57...................................... L Bell 10 47368 Mighty Baxter nwtd ...................J McInerney

8 2.22pm ASHURST STAKES C1 C1, 457m

81614 Enhancer 21.51...........................B Hodgson 17223 Individual Lily 21.57 .........................L Ahern 77125 Nitro Luis 21.83 F & .......................Turnwald 42222 Call Me Ralph 21.34 G & ................ J Clarke 34357 Talk It Over 21.55 ................................ L Bell 57716 Chemically Free 21.48 ....................M Olden 11 3.20pm FEILDING STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 36366 Winning Knocka nwtd ......................L Ahern 2 61638 Way Too Crude 26.09 F & ..............Turnwald 3 21124 Johnny Ritza 26.27 ..........................L Ahern 4 51678 Tepirita Rita 25.94 F & ...................Turnwald 5 77355 El Jetta 26.41 ...................................L Ahern 6 17726 Bigtime Dasher 26.17 ......................L Ahern 7 82685 Flying Moe nwtd ............................B Mitchell 8 51115 Wallace Lad 26.28 ...........................L Ahern 9 65488 Crushed Monkey 26.34 ...................... N Udy 12 3.48pm FOXTON STAKES C2/3 C2/3, 457m 1 24463 Nonu Nonu Boom 26.29 ..................L Ahern 2 686F2 Mick Mania 26.10 ....................... G Hodgson 3 67878 Summer Tension 26.68 ............E Duganzich 4 32415 Miss Isabella nwtd G & .....................S Ross 5 138x1 Jonesy’s Fortune nwtd F &.............Turnwald 6 34887 Necter 25.85 ...............................B Hodgson 7 74258 Backyard Bully 26.08 ................. G Hodgson 8 55416 Bigtime Jet 26.20 .............................L Ahern 9 51587 Mr. Darci nwtd A & .............................. J.Hall

6 59440 King Piccolo dm (2) 55 ............. B Grylls (a1) 7 x0430 Riverenza (4) 54.5............... R Hutchings (a) 8 80780 Little Chief (9) 54.5.............................M Hills 9 05099 Sweet Rita m (5) 54 ....................T Thornton 6 3.41pm HENDERSON HORTICULTURE 1400 RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 24506 Day Walker d (13) 59 .................M Sweeney 2 04223 Diamond Edge td (7) 59 .................. C Grylls 3 3530x Pherozardo mb (5) 59 ..................... R Jones 4 41. Prince Bruno d (8) 58.5 ..............M Coleman 5 8880x Black Hennessy d (4) 58.5 ......... M Dee (a1) 6 06048 The Mig d (12) 58.5...................T Wenn (a3) 7 82145 Hannah Mary t (6) 57 ......................S Collett 8 0x041 Kansas (14) 57............................T Thornton 9 516x Sneaky Feelings mb (3) 57 .....B Hutton (a3) 10 681 Far Enuff (9) 56.5 ...............................M Hills 11 31 Soviet Song d (10) 56.5 ...... R Hutchings (a)

12 92506 Blooming Hell (2) 55 .................. L Satherley 13 0100x Prickley Princess dmb (11) 54.5 ....... D Hain 14 597x0 Ribbony Rose (1) 54 ................ B Grylls (a1) 7 4.16pm NEW WORLD WHAKATANE 1400 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 83784 Bagsagold (10) 58.5 2 6x493 Whatwasthat (8) 58.5 .........................J Jago 3 8x96. Blackjack Man (1) 58.5..............T Wenn (a3) 4 75 Southern Comet (5) 58 .............. M Dee (a1) 5 Jordanian Prince (6) 58........... P Turner (a1) 6 The Arabian Duke (7) 58 ................. C Grylls 7 630x Rivertaine Coup (3) 56 ............. B Grylls (a1) 8 55 Blue Ivy (2) 56 ..................... R Hutchings (a) 9 7x855 Running Scared (4) 56 ..............J Oliver (a3) 10 9 Little Dreamer (9) 56 - APNZ

1 33812 Cider Drinka nwtd ...........................M Olden 2 43747 King’s Selection nwtd ............... S Gommans 3 74735 Cawbourne Logan nwtd ........... S Gommans 4 84785 Belldeen 26.48 .........................A Duganzich 5 15476 Paddy Baxter 26.55...................J McInerney 6 51787 Opawa Chris nwtd......................R N Maisey 7 65565 Time For What nwtd ......................M Gowan 8 x1111 Tina’s Dilema 26.15 .........................L Ahern 9 48837 Taikorea Lass nwtd ...................... T Downey 10 67688 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 9 2.39pm CLOVERLEA DASH C4 C4, 375m 1 23744 Red Crystal 22.20 .......................B Hodgson 2 565x2 Fastback King 21.85 ........................ A Clark 3 18847 Wise Crack Lad 21.76 .....................M Olden 4 68537 Uno Allegro 21.56 ............................L Ahern 5 63111 Dolly Peg 21.72 F & .......................Turnwald 6 25347 Queen Cobra 21.84 ......................... A Clark 7 32265 Stiff Drink 22.01 F & .......................Turnwald 8 23511 Opawa Token 21.61 ........................S Maher 9 12677 Go Fern Go 21.82 .......................A Turnwald 10 56853 Emma Marie 21.77....................... T Downey 10 2.58pm SHANNON DASH C5 C5, 375m 1 26455 Cosmic Fury 21.65 ...........................L Ahern 2 34247 Stirling Dann nwtd .............................. N Udy 3 14577 Fierce Star 21.24 F & .....................Turnwald 4 11837 Stellar Force 21.51 ................... S Gommans

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M2 Whakatane gallops Today at Te Teko

Fields for the Whakatane Racing Club’s meeting at Te Teko on March 17. NZ Meeting number: 2. Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7.

1 12.50pm (NZT) BAY OF PLENTY MARQUEE & PARTY HIRE 2100 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2100m 1 09420 Outline (4) 58.5 ............................... C Grylls 2 23525 Mountain Jack (2) 58..........................M Hills 3 8640 Waikirikiri (3) 58 ..........................T Thornton 4 98833 Lady Lindauer b (5) 56.5 .......... B Grylls (a1) 5 55537 Sentebale (6) 56.5 .................. R Smyth (a2) 6 75080 Serenanova (1) 56.5 ....................... R Jones 2 1.25pm H R FISKEN & SONS LTD 1200 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 5250x Cee Tee Are (10) 58.5 ......... R Hutchings (a) 2 00x49 Heart Of Grace (9) 58.5 .................. R Jones

3 0009 Knees Up Barry (5) 58.5 ...........J Oliver (a3) 4 4075 Shaara (8) 58 .................................. C Grylls 5 Jordanian Prince (4) 58........... P Turner (a1) 6 805x9 Miss Zeta (6) 56.5 .....................T Wenn (a3) 7 76645 Hayley Grace (1) 56 ...........................M Hills 8 Lady Em (2) 56 ........................ B Grylls (a1) 9 9 Little Dreamer (3) 56 .......................S Collett 10 Unico (7) 56 ...............................M Coleman 3 1.55pm GARTSHORE CONSTRUCTION 1600 RATING 75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 01028 King’s Fortune d (8) 59........ R Hutchings (a) 2 35200 Russianov d (4) 57.5 .................T Wenn (a3) 3 30121 Sir Darci d (7) 60 ............................. C Grylls 4 6708x Ocean Bound (1) 56.5..............A Jones (a4) 5 35474 Kaleidoscope (2) 56 ...................M Coleman 6 35x88 Leonidas (3) 56 .......................... M Dee (a1) 7 6850x Fastnfree t (6) 54.5.................. R Smyth (a2)

8 83604 Hassle Free d (5) 54 ...................T Thornton 2.30pm COQUETDALE TRUST 1200 RATING 85 $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 23584 Alvesta dm (5) 59 ............................S Collett 2 20341 Dorian Grey d (2) 57.5 ...............M Coleman 3 54046 Vincent Street d (3) 56.5 ............ M Dee (a1) 4 11358 Ruready td (6) 56 .......................V Gatu (a3) 5 49738 Travino (4) 55 ...................... R Hutchings (a) 6 37510 Rich Billie Marsh td (1) 54 ............... C Grylls 5 3.06pm TEAM WEALLEANS 2100 RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 1 x0614 Second Innings (8) 59 ........................J Jago 2 316x5 King Laria (1) 58 ........................M Coleman 3 06712 Lilly Belle m (7) 56 ..........................S Collett 4 80198 Meir (6) 55.5.................................... C Grylls 5 10000 Eva Keeneva d (3) 55.5..............M Sweeney



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Lauriston, Stags in showdown By Myles HuMe

It will be a showdown between defending champions Lauriston and the Tech Stags for the Muirhead Rosebowl in next Saturday’s final. Both teams emerged victorious in semi-final play during the weekend, with Lauriston registering a dominant win at home over Tech Sharks and the Tech Stags overcoming Allenton at the Ashburton Domain. The final is shaping up to be a thrilling affair at the Ashburton Domain oval, with both teams notching up four wins during this year’s round robin play. However, it will be Lauriston that will wear the favourite’s badge after beating the Stags by 54 runs in round three this year and claiming the title last year in emphatic fashion. However, Tech Stags will take confidence over Saturday’s three-wicket win over Allenton, set up by a strong bowling display. Allenton were put in to bat, but found themselves on the back foot when their opening batsman went for a duck in the first over. Wickets fell consistently throughout the innings with Matt Tait chipping in with a solid 39 – his squad eventually bowled out for 140 in 37.1 overs. Joe Peters and Hayden Sinclair were the standouts among the Tech Stags bowlers, finishing the match with the figures

Tech Stags batsman Joe Peters survives an LBW appeal during his side’s Muirhead Rosebowl semi-final victory over Allenton at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday. Photo JosePh Johnson 150314-JJ-071

3-39 and 3-33 respectively. Strong partnerships were key to the Stags’ run chase, with four partnerships exceeding 20 runs. Sinclair was the pick of the bunch again, scoring 48 runs from 63 balls. He was supported by opener Robbie Polson who scored 21 runs. They reached Allenton’s

score in over 36, finishing with 144-7. In the other semi-final, Lauriston beat the Tech Sharks by 132 runs. Lauriston batted first with Scott Morgan (92) and Bevan Richan (30) proving valuable in their team’s 237/9 effort. Tech Sharks bowler Sam Hurley claimed figures of 4-52,

while Matt Miller ended with 3-33. Five ducks did not help the Tech Sharks run chase and they fell well short at 105 all out. Captain Jason Morrison provided relief with 59 runs, while Lauriston bowlers Michael Gilbert (2-12) and Bevan Richan (3-30) formed the spine of the blowing attack.

Gold medal for Ellis at track nationals

Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis claimed her first gold medal at the New Zealand Elite Track Nationals on Saturday, holding out a spirited effort from the field to win the 10km scratch race. Hot off two silvers in the individual pursuit and the 20km points race, the 24-year-old added to her medal haul on day three of the championships at the Avantidrome in her newlyadopted home, Cambridge. She held her nerve after streaking out in front on the final lap, keeping Canterbury’s Elizabeth Steel to a silver despite a last minute charge. Ellis finished with a time of 12:41:617, with it being the first time she has won a medal in a scratch race.

In brief Georgia qualifies Georgia are looking forward to the biggest match in their rugby history after qualifying for a World Cup match against the All Blacks. Georgia earned the right to play the world champions at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on October 2 next year after beating Romania to win the FIRA-AER European Nations Cup Division 1A title in front of a capacity crowd of 27,000 at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in the Romanian capital of Tbilisi. After the 22-9 victory, Georgia’s coach Milton Haig, a New Zealander who is a former coach of Counties, said: “For Georgia and the guys, to play against the All Blacks - something we’ve never done before - will be a special occasion. Of course, as a coach and a Kiwi, it will be something I’ve never dreamed of before and it will be massive. - APNZ

Title to Auckland City


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In her open women’s 4000m team pursuit bid last night, Ellis bowed out in qualifying, but fellow Mid Cantabrian Julia Tarbotton made the bronze race final with her Composite 1 team members Georgia Williams, of Auckland, Southland’s Makayla Smith and West Coast North Islander Ruby Perry. In a neck-and-neck race they managed to claw their opponents back in the final stages to take the bronze during the final session of racing last night, the team strongly led by Williams. Fellow Mid Canterbury rider Daniel Rafferty showed promise in the elite men’s keiren after qualifying for the semi-final on Saturday. He was knocked out at the next stage but claimed first place in the 7-12 final. Last night, in the elite men’s 750m team sprint, he missed out on the bronze medal with

Auckland City claimed their first ASB Premiership title in five seasons yesterday with a 1-0 win over Team Wellington in the grand final. After four years of frustrating playoff losses it was a deserved fifth championship title for Auckland who were the better side today at Kiwitea Street and throughout this year’s competition, losing just once all season. One moment of real quality separated the two teams, when Auckland skipper Ivan Vicelich delivered a 60-yard inch-perfect pass into the path of Emiliano Tade, who expertly took the ball in his stride before dinking it past Wellington goalkeeper Jacob Spoonley after 31 minutes.

Phoenix draw 2-2 There’s no doubt the Wellington Phoenix’s final push to secure a playoff spot in the A-League will be entertaining. Following a controversial 2-2 draw with the Melbourne Heart across the Tasman yesterday, Ernie Merrick’s side remain three points adrift of a finals berth in eighth place with four rounds left. The game was essentially a dance of the desperates, given both teams are outside the top six and there are precious few games left in the regular season. Sadly, referee Ben Williams had a noted influence on the game with a collection of debatable decisions.

Mystics in panic

Lauren Ellis claimed gold in the keiren.

Composite teammates Andrew Ward, of Canterbury, and Greg Potter, from Auckland, going down to Southland. The Mid-South Canterbury

4000m men’s team pursuit team won gold, spear-headed by Shane Archbold and Dylan Kennett, when they narrowly beat Southland last night.

Panic was likely to be the prevailing mood in the Mystics’ dressing room after the Auckland netball side slumped to their third straight ANZ Championship loss against the Pulse, 53-47, last night. With two tough matches against Australian sides in the next two weeks, this Mystics side that looks so promising on paper may not even find themselves in the hunt for a play-offs position if they can’t produce a remarkable turnaround in the next seven days. Having been completely outclassed in their opening two matches, the Mystics will take some comfort at least that tonight’s effort showed much improvement on their first two outings. After their poor start against the Adelaide Thunderbirds, the Pulse have shown they are shaping up as New Zealand’s best top-four hope. - APNZ

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Hard work ahead of season By Myles HuMe

Celtic failed to snatch the Mick Casey Memorial Trophy from Mackenzie Country in the side’s annual pre-season clash yesterday. In miserable conditions, the Celtic senior rugby side went down 5-12 in what new coach Warren Mackenzie said was tough second-up game for his side. Mackenzie Country were the holders of the memorial trophy heading into the match and yesterday managed to edge ahead of the local side in a game that was dominated up front. “We struggled to get our phases together and the conditions made it extremely tough, and in the end it came down to who made the most mistakes in

the game,” Mackenzie said. “This week we will be focusing on recycling the ball at training before we head off to play Timaru Celtic next week.” In other pre-season matches, Hampstead took on Temuka in Ashburton yesterday. The home side ended up on the wrong side of a heavy loss, not even scoring a try. The team travels to Timaru next Saturday to take on Timaru Old Boys. Rakaia travelled south to Waimate where it rolled out its senior and division two players, with the team coming out on top. Next weekend, Methven will be taking on Darfield after playing Geraldine last week, while Southern will be out to beat Pleasant Point away after beating Fairlie recently.

Blues get rough deal from refs Blues’ coach Sir John Kirwan wants answers from referees’ boss Lyndon Bray after getting what he feels is a rough deal from match officials for the third game in a row. Kirwan’s team’s incredible comeback from 20-0 down against the Lions in Johannesburg fell just short, the home side clinging on for a 39-36 victory thanks in part to a controversial decision by

Australian referee Stuart Berry and his South African television match official Johan Greeff as the Blues were in the midst of their fightback. With the score 23-15 on the hour mark, Berry, after consulting with Greeff, awarded a try to fullback Coenie van Wyk despite Charles Piutau’s cover tackle knocking the ball from midfielder Deon van Rensburg’s grasp. - APNZ


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Puzzles Monday, March 17, 2014 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Pilot on a self-destruct mission (8) 7. How to steal the eggs one will cook (5) 8. Set it a trap with a set of variations (7) 9. Sounded amused by lad, huge as he might be (7) 10. Therefore it’s right to enter one’s self (4) 12. Wearisome, the way it suited nothing inside (7) 14. With 3-D, mule got in confusion (7) 17. Hard-core yarn of how I’m taken in by family practitioner (4) 18. He joins plates that might revert to one inside (7) 21. Makes it seem I could list things one by one (7) 22. What basket-maker uses is ore crushed out of shape (5) 23. One picking team might let score sort him out (8)







DOWN 1. One sleeping fish to split open and cure (6) 2. How to dig moral out of a flower (8) 3. Make things woolly using nitrogen in the outfit (4) 4. He is too enthusiastic to laze about (6) 5. Get clean of rough water boat leaves behind (4) 6. Degrees of colour in sunglasses (6) 7. Used a pestle to do end up like this (7)


11. Cold chisel one may have under one’s pillow (7) 13. One such as Pangloss? Stop it: I’m changing! (8) 14. A worm that turns round the right courgette (6) 15. Pour scorn on egghead in having dried out (6) 16. Seem to change a paper around (6) 19. It carries blood in style (4) 20. To give way to it is a bit of a precedent (4)


















QUICK ACROSS 1. Bargain (6) 5. Ridiculous (6) 9. Stings (6) 10. Conclusion (6) 11. Formerly (4) 12. Military manoeuvres (3,5) 14. Large cutting tool (6) 16. Rebuked (6) 19. Troops (8) 21. Nothing (4) 22. Magic potion (6) 23. Burst out (6) 24. Nylons (6) 25. Gestured in agreement (6)

SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 8. Dementia 9. Stream 10. Countrified 11. Kit 13. First 15. Protected 17. Eat one’s heart out 19. Chaffinch 21. Shady 23. Arm 24. Documentary 27. Domino 28. Seraphic Down 1. Semolina 2. Lean 3. Story 4. Par for the course 5. Essential 6. Cry 7. Satire 12. Scotch 14. Scoffs 16. Semicolon 18. Underpin 20. Harrow 22. Beard 25. Tope 26. Pit

DOWN 2. Annual publication (7) 3. Any item of clothing (7) 4. In another place (9) 6. Jewellery (colloq) (5) 7. Weaponless (7) 8. Clad (7) 13. Downturn (9) 14. Dubious (7) 15. Shouting (7) 17. Disregarded (7) 18. Oval (7) 20. Simpleton (5)



SUDOKU Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.


QUICK Across 1. Shun 3. Psych out 9. Unfolds 10. Oasis 11. Gatecrashers 14. Lid 16. Atoms 17. Eel 18. Maiden voyage 21. Ideal 22. Hostage 23. Retreats 24. Gems Down 1. Squiggle 2. Unfit 4. SOS 5. Clothes horse 6. Observe 7. Toss 8. Black-and-blue 12. Adorn 13. Clueless 15. Dialect 19. Agape 20. Tier 22. Hit



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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Eleven days after Venus left your career sector, today’s Full Moon in your work sector gives your new professional year the final push it needs. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Falling in a fun and romantically charged part of your chart today’s Full Moon is a Lovers Moon, bringing much needed light relief. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Where professional and home matters clash you’ll have some tension, but also a chance to tweak any work/life balance issues. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Today’s Full Moon is in your communication sector and comes with an opportunity for a breakthrough and to clear the air. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Today’s Full Moon, falling in your income sector, will give any income opportunities already at a tipping point a timely nudge in the right direction. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) The halfway point in your current solar year is marked by today’s Full Moon, waking you up to both your personal and relationship needs. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) An ideal day for daydreaming and navel gazing may make it feel that you’ve lost your edge, but is in fact a valuable opportunity to hear yourself think. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Just in case life was getting a too serious, today’s Wishing Moon is a reminder you can’t control everything, giving fate the upper hand. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) With your professional instincts brewing for the last few days, as strong lunar vibes bring things to a head you need to be ready to seize the moment. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) A Full Moon in an adventurous part of your chart is likely to trigger a case of Mondayitis. Wanderlust and curiosity come to a head. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) A bit of financial tension is a small price to pay for a Full Moon that brings both a nose for money and the means to give stalled income matters a push. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) There’s a chance today for your relationships to find their voice and to address any personal/relationship balance issues, getting things out in the open.

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Family Notices FAGAN, David Joseph On March 15, 2014, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Much loved husband of the late Faye. Dearly loved father of Nicola, and Suzanne, and treasured Grandad of Caitlin, Oliver, and William; Max, Molly, Charlie, and Harry. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton. Donations to the Ashburton Cancer Society would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A Requiem Mass to celebrate David’s life will be held at St Ita’s, Rakaia on TUESDAY March 18, commencing at 11am. Followed by interment at the Rakaia cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will be at the Church on Monday evening at 7pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

FAGAN, David Joseph Passed away peacefully March 15, 2014, at Ashburton. Treasured brother and great friend of the late Terry and Adrienne (Christchurch), Judith and Lyndsay Smith (Ashburton), Graham and Rosalie (Wellington), and Bob and Wendie (Halswell). Much loved and respected Uncle of his nieces, nephews and their families.





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Areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. A chance of evening rain. Northerlies developing, then a late southwest change.

Mainly fine, however a scattered rain developing in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW severe gale 100 km/h in the north, easing to gale 80 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW severe gale 120 km/h in the north, easing to gale 80 km/h.


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TOMORROW A period of early rain, then fine apart from evening cloud. Southerlies dying out, northeasterlies developing near the coast.

FZL: Above 3500m


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mainly fine


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Fine, apart from a few showers near the divide. Northwesterlies becoming strong about the tops and exposed valleys.


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WEDNESDAY Fine, apart from morning cloud. Northerly breezes.


Fine or becoming fine with light winds.

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 1:00 pm, yesterday


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


Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 1:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 16.2 16.6 Max to 4pm 14.0 Minimum 14.0 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 20.2 16hr to 4pm March to date 53.8 Avg Mar to date 31 2014 to date 149.4 139 Avg year to date Wind km/h S4 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 35 Time of gust 9:06am


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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am Whanau Living 3 10:30 Ellen 3 With special guest Fergie. 11:30 House Guest 3 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Cameron tells Debbie the recording is fake, and that he did not hurt Gennie. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 0 2pm May The Best House Win 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Lady Gaga. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 MasterChef New Zealand The bottom five duos from yesterday’s challenge face a cook-off for four remaining places in the top six. 0 8:30 Person of Interest AO 0 9:25 The Following 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Football – English Premier League (Highlights)

12:05 Football – Women’s Fifa U17 World Cup (Highlights) New Zealand v Paraguay. New Zealand’s opening pool match, from Costa Rica. 1:20 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:45 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 N2K PGR 7am Early Edition 8am Cash And Cari 8:30 Danny By The Sea 9am Extreme Frontiers Canada 10am Sicily With Aldo And Enzo 10:30 Survival School PGR 11am Work Of Art Noon Catch And Cook 12:30 Natures Babies 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:20 Monty Halls’s Island Escape 3:30 Cash And Cari 4pm Simply Italian 4:30 Galleons Of Spice 5pm House Wreck Rescue 6pm Travel Wild 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm Deals From The Dark Side PGR Follow eccentric relic collector Steve Santini on his quest to buy and authenticate dark and haunted items for his unusual collections. 7:30 Lonely Planet – Six Degrees China 8:30 Walking Through History With Tony Robinson 9:45 Hidden Treasures Of African, Indian And Australian Art 11pm Deals From The Dark Side PGR 11:30 She’s Got The Look


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:55 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 7am The Looney Tunes Show 3 0 7:25 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Beyblades Metal Masters 3 0 8:20 Sofia The First 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Two And A Half Men AO 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 4pm Jessie 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 The Middle 0 8pm Trophy Wife PGR Pete, Kate, Diane, and Jackie wake up on Christmas morning hungover, and with the house in a mess, and try to piece together the events of the previous night. 0 8:30 Super Fun Night 0 9pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine PGR 0 9:30 The Walking Dead AO 0 10:30 Revolution AO 0 11:30 Are You There, Chelsea? AO 3 12:25 Shameless AO 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 F Greek PGR 3 3:15 N Secret Life Of The American Teenager PGR 4am Jeremy Kyle USA PGR 3 4:40 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

TV THREE 6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 2:30 Rachael Ray 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 The Block – Sky High It is 24 hours until the teams deliver their first bedrooms and ensuites, and lack of sleep is effecting everyone. 5:30 The Simpsons Homer falls in love with the high life of flying in private planes when he saves Mr Burns from drowning, and Burns repays him by flying him to Chicago for a night on the town. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Road Cops PGR 0 8pm The GC PGR 0 8:30 M The Fast and the Furious AO 3 2001 Action. Undercover police infiltrate Los Angeles street car racers to apprehend thieves who have been stealing electronic equipment. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster. 0 10:45 The Paul Henry Show 11:25 The Borgias AO Micheletto helps Cesare recruit mercenaries to exact revenge on the French troops who burned the nunnery where Ursula resided. 12:30 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church



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

11:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Southern Steel. Midnight Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Bulldogs v Sharks. 2am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Sharks v Reds. 4am Basketball – NBL (Replay)

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7:30 L Netball – ANZ Championship Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Southern Steel. From Claudelands Arena in Hamilton. 9:15 The Netball Zone 9:45 L Netball – ANZ Championship Adelaide Thunderbirds v NSW Swifts. From Netball SA Stadium in Adelaide.

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Samuel Gaze, of Cambridge, leads the under 23 men’s bunch at the start of their cross-country event at the Mt Hutt Bike Park on Saturday. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 150314-JJ-045

Bikers battle in dry, then mud BY MYLES HUME


It was two quite different stories for cross-country and downhill riders at the weekend’s Oceania Mountain Bike Championships. Methven’s Mt Hutt Bike Park played host for the first time to the country’s biggest mountain biking event over Saturday and Sunday, seeing the sport’s top riders descend on the mountain slopes for two quite contrasting days. Day 1, Saturday, saw crosscountry riders compete in idyllic conditions as Queenstown’s Karen Hanlen and Australia’s Dan McConnell defended their

respective Oceania titles. While Day 2, yesterday, the downhillers were forced to traverse the slopes in dreadful conditions with favourite Sam Blenkinsop and Sarah Atkin claiming the elite titles in times 30 seconds slower than qualifying in dry conditions. Women’s cross-country champ Hanlen, who was recently diagnosed with asthma, managed to claw back Rebecca Henderson’s 30-second lead on an enthralling final lap to take victory with a slender victory on Saturday. “This year the start was a lot faster, the competition is defi-

nitely stronger, I definitely acknowledge that, and I was lucky to keep in a bit of sight of the lead too. I worked with Jenni King (of Australia) and it came together for me in the final lap.” In the men’s cross-country, New Zealand mountain bike star Anton Cooper finished second to McConnell who was hot off winning Australian National Championships. Cooper, the Cannondale professional, gained an early lead in the race, but McConnell gathered precious seconds over successive laps, before pulling ahead and stretching the gap out to 30 seconds.

Cooper was unable to close the gap, and McConnell stretched his lead out to over two minutes in the final lap, winning his fourth Oceania title. Downhill world number five Blenkinsop, who rides for Lapierre International, was stoked with his 3.21.23 win in the miserable conditions yesterday. “It was pretty gnarly. Even after yesterday’s practice I thought the last section was pretty sketchy, I didn’t know how half the field was getting down it,” said Blenkinsop. He managed to keep a strong field at arm’s length, including

top seeds Cam Cole, Brook McDonald and Edward Masters, Having recently earned her first national title, Atkin was once again in a class of her own with a time of 4.25.43, 30 seconds ahead of her closest rival Veronique Sandler, of Queenstown. “It was good fun as long as you weren’t taking it too seriously, I was just pretty much trying to get down without crashing,” said Atkin. UCI qualifying points were also on offer for upcoming world cup races along with spots in the lead up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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