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Mid Canterbury volunteers yesterday mucked in to plant 2000 native plants and cap off a three-year project to protect the district’s conservation.



A former Ashburton College employee being investigated by the teachers’ council could be named if suppression orders around discredited teachers change. A former male teacher of the college is being investigated by the council’s complaints assessment committee for inappropriate behaviour which he resigned over in May. If the teacher’s conduct is considered serious enough, he could be put before the Disciplinary Tribunal, but if found guilty: “to protect students, the outcomes are normally confidential unless there is a need to inform the teacher’s employer”. However, that could soon change after a parliamentary select committee found the suppression of teachers’ names was not in accordance with the Education Act and it recommended clearer rules around the openness of tribunal hearings. That would allow the publication of details and the names of badly behaved teachers.

Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said his personal view of name suppression was that it should be lifted if the person was found guilty of committing an offence as “people need to be aware”. However, he insisted it needed to be handled carefully. “You don’t want the situation of always having to publish names if that was insisted on because then people would know the affected students and the schools affected as well, which could have a bigger detrimental affect on the school than the person themselves.” The teachers’ council is reportedly going to meet in the next two weeks to talk about its next step following the recommendation. A decision on the future of the former Ashburton College teacher is expected in about two months, when the complaints assessment committee will either refer the matter on to the Disciplinary Tribunal or, if the teacher and school agree, conditions could be imposed on the teacher’s practicing certificate.

Former All Black Jock Ross and his grandsons Jonty, 7, and Jackson, 9, help with the Living Legends cam180813-JJ-001 paign near Ashburton yesterday.



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From the moment US parking meter mechanic James Bagarozzo began his scheme to steal from the machines, his life became overrun with quarters. He stashed them in his pockets, in a sack in his truck, in closets. Over more than eight years, he brought home $210,000 worth of quarters — 4760kg of them — which he rolled and packed in $500 boxes. At the weekend, a judge imposed a 2½-year sentence on Bagarozzo.



Rooftop party ends badly An illegal Dunedin rooftop party ended when a drunken student fell through a skylight into a lawyer’s office. Police were alerted to the early morning hijinx at the five-storey Moran building just before 1am, Saturday. Senior Sergeant Brian Benn said four students were nabbed escaping to nearby Bath Street. The four were likely to face a hefty repair bill, he said.




Streakers brave the cold Mid Canterbury and Otago B were only playing a pre-season rugby match in Oamaru but got the big game treatment when several streakers braved the cold conditions to invade the pitch midway through the first half during a stoppage in play. They then had to wait patiently on the sideline for another stoppage in play to streak back across the field.

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J-Lo back on Idol Jennifer Lopez (righ) is heading back to the American Idol judges table, according to her boyfriend. Casper Smart let the big news slip while promoting his new TV show, A Step Away, on US show E! News. When asked if his girlfriend would be joining Australian country star Keith Urban for the 13th season of American Idol, he simply said, “yes”. Reports suggest the dancer was under the impression the news had already been released by the talent show’s producers.

Former All Black and radio host Marc Ellis and his jewellery designer wife Agustina Mon have bought a slice of paradise. The couple have purchased a headland site overlooking Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island. The expansive and vacant 1.15ha site, with a large building platform, is in the gated community of Matiatia Estate. The property, which has 270 degree views of Auckland, the Hauraki Gulf and islands, and Matiatia Bay, has an official valuation of $1,760,000 but Ellis and Mon bought it by tender in January for $1,650,000.

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Crash victim ‘comfortable’ BY MYLES HUME


The elderly woman driving a ute which smashed into a tree near Ashburton on Friday has been discharged from Christchurch Hospital’s intensive care unit. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 160813-JJ-010

An elderly Ashburton woman involved in a serious car smash on Friday is now stable after fighting for her life in Christchurch Hospital’s intensive care unit. A Canterbury District Health Board spokesperson said yesterday the woman had been discharged from the intensive care unit and was “comfortable” after she was flown to hospital via the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a critical condition about 1pm on Friday. The male passenger of the car, believed to have been her workmate, was also flown to Christchurch with moderate injuries, and both were still receiving treatment yesterday. The elderly pair were the only people involved in the car

smash near the State Highway 1 and Works Road intersection, which is believed to have been caused by the woman who suffered from a medical incident while driving the southbound ute. Tyre marks from the smash show the ute veered off the left side of State Highway 1, jumped a traffic island at Works Road before careering through roadside tree branches and coming to a halt when they hit a tree. During the crash, the duo were fortunate to miss a concrete Ashburton Business Estate column, which they grazed past when they were out of control for more than 150 metres. The CDHB spokesperson said further details of the elderly man and woman would be available today.

St John users skip paying Nearly a quarter of people invoiced for St John ambulance treatment aren’t paying - leaving the emergency service millions of dollars out of pocket. St John treats 400,000 patients each year and about 185,000 call-outs result in an invoice for a part charge. New Zealanders are charged $75 or $84 depending on the region. Non-eligible visitors to the country are invoiced for $769. But 23 per cent don’t pay. St John operations director Michael Brooke says there are several reasons. “Sometimes we don’t have the information on where or who to bill; or we have incorrect or incomplete information; some people can’t pay because of financial hardship; and some won’t pay.” That’s despite a survey last year showing most people think a part charge is fair and realistic. Just 21 per cent of those surveyed said they would not be happy to receive a bill for a part charge. According to St John figures, the service wrote off bad debts of $2.9m for the financial year 2011-12. Brooke says that amount would cover the cost of operating three frontline ambulances around the clock with two crew for a year. Mr Brooke says the part charges are a necessary and important contribution to St John. - APNZ

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Project nears end Volunteers help with the third and final year of the Living Legends campaign near PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 180813-JJ-003 Ashburton yesterday. BY MYLES HUME


The last of almost 7000 native plants were put in place yesterday for a three-year project headed by Mid Canterbury’s own ex-All Black Jock Ross. Mr Ross joined 92 volunteers at the 2.5 hectare Harris Scientific Reserve near Ashburton, where they planted about 2000 various native plants to drive a local project that will protect one of the last stands of dryland kanuka

in Canterbury. “It’s pleasing to see all these people here, it’s great for future generations as people here today can come back in 40 or 50 years’ time with their grandchildren and say I helped plant this,” Mr Ross said. The three-year community conservation project, Living Legends, was created in 2011 to celebrate New Zealand’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup and has resulted in 170,000 native trees plant-

ed across 17 sites in New Zealand. Project manager Devon McLean said this year’s final Living Legends campaign saw more than double the number of last year’s volunteers, who again turned out in miserable conditions. “This project is designed to help an existing project, and what it has done is accelerate the work that’s being done here,” he said. The work at Harris Scientific Reserve will be dedicated to Mr Ross.

Man shot by police improves BY REBECCA QUILLIAM AND BRENDAN MANNING A Hastings man who was accidentally shot by police remains in a serious condition at Wellington Hospital. Iriheke Te Kani Manu Pere suffered a critical injury on Friday when a Bushmaster rifle carried by an armed offenders squad member went off. The 33-year-old was still in the hospital’s intensive care unit yesterday, but a spokesman said his condition had improved from critical to serious over the last day. The shooting happened while Mr Pere was being taken into custody about 5pm on Friday. Police were called to a Karamu Road house after members of his family became concerned about his behaviour, including his possession of a firearm he had previously pointed at family members. Armed police were sent to the house and members of the Hawke’s Bay armed offenders squad arrived and made a voice appeal for Mr Pere to come out. He walked out of the house as directed and lay face-down on the front lawn where he was handcuffed with plastic restraints. Police say Mr Pere was fully compliant during the arrest. Acting Assistant Commissioner investigations Glenn Dunbier said officers, including an AOS member, moved forward to lift Mr Pere to his feet. “It was at that time the Bushmaster rifle carried by the AOS member accidentally discharged.” Mr Pere suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper right middle back region, Mr Dunbier said. He was immediately given first aid and then taken to hospital by ambulance. Later that night Mr Pere was transferred to Wellington Hospital. An internal police investigation was under way headed by Detective Superintendent Paul Kench from Wellington. The investigating team would also include specialist interviewers from outside the Eastern District. The Independent Police Conduct Authority was also conducting an investigation. Mr Dunbier said none of Mr Pere’s actions during the course of the arrest had contributed to the shooting. - APNZ

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Local role in sporting events BY MYLES HUME


We may not have a starring role, but Ashburton is set to play a part when the curtain is lifted on two headline sporting events in 2015. Last week, seven New Zealand centres, including Christchurch and Dunedin, were confirmed as hosts for the under 20 Football World Cup – one of two marquee events for 2015. The other is the ICC Cricket World Cup scheduled for the beginning of the year, both events set to thrust New Zealand onto the global sporting stage.

U20 Football World Cup local organising committee boss David Beeche said it was expected up to 10,000 people could visit during the event from May to June, with towns like Ashburton set to prosper. “There will be lots of things, such as volunteers and school programmes to engage communities around New Zealand, we want to engage the whole country and that’s why, in part, that we chose seven centres, and we will be looking to fill the gaps.” For local youngsters, that could mean running alongside some of the game’s future stars during promotional sessions.

With Christchurch set to host nine matches, including a semifinal, and Dunedin with seven games, he said Ashburton was bound to feed off the hundreds of people passing through town. Ashburton District Council chief executive Brian Lester said Ashburton reaped the benefits of the last major sporting event to hit our shores when the Romanian team based itself locally during the Rugby World Cup. He said the district would happily play host again. However, Mr Beeche said Fifa rules state teams can not stay in hotels more than 30 minutes

from the venue and 20 minutes from training grounds, meaning it “would not be feasible” for a team to be based in Ashburton. However, Ashburtonians looking to immerse themselves in one of the world’s largest sporting events, broadcast to more than 170 million people, could play a key role. Mr Beeche said he was on the look-out for up to 2000 volunteers and would welcome anyone in Mid Canterbury to come forward. Further details of the tournament will be made available as the World Cup approaches.

1000 tenants evicted More than 1000 tenants have been kicked out of state housing in the past five years for being dishonest about personal circumstances, with most cases this year to do with the tenant lying about being in a relationship. Housing New Zealand figures for 2012/13 show 292 state rentals became available due to tenants being evicted for fraud. Not declaring a partner or total income were the main offences, which resulted in 129 criminal convictions and the identification of $11 million of rent subsidies tenants were not entitled to. Housing New Zealand was unable to say how much money it has recouped through the courts as it does not record income related rent fraud separately from other income related rent debt. Housing New Zealand expanded its fraud unit in 2008, and said its firm line on criminal offending and dishonesty had freed up 1000 houses since then for others in need. The number of tenancies terminated for fraud or criminal offending grew from 42 in 2008/09 to a peak of 312 in 2011/2012. Housing New Zealand investigations for fraud come from tenancy manager observations, anonymous tipoffs, information from other government agencies and inconsistent information from tenants themselves. - APNZ

False alarm Ashburton Volunteer firefighters were called to a false alarm activation at RX Plastics on Maronan Road about 1am yesterday.

Power pole fire A power pole on fire in Tinwald kicked the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade into action about noon on Saturday. A spokesperson said it was believed dust gathered at the bottom of the power pole caused the fire which was put out promptly.

Victim unknown A man who died after being hit by a car in Rotorua early yesterday is yet to be identified. The incident happened on Te Ngae Rd (State Highway 30) just south of Rotorua airport about 4.30am. Bay of Plenty road policing manager Inspector Kevin Taylor said from early indications, police established that the man had been lying on Te Ngae Road in the north-bound lane. He was struck by a car and died instantly from his injuries. - APNZ

Two-car crash A two-car crash in Whangaparaoa has injured a number of people, with at least two in a critical condition. Police and emergency services are currently at the crash scene, outside the Whangaparaoa Fire Station on Whangaparaoa Road. Police say at this stage the extent of the injuries is uncertain, but two people have been identified as critical. Diversions are in place and the public are advised to take Tiri Road to avoid the scene. - APNZ

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Allenton students get creative The “number 8 wire” mentality is still ringing true for Allenton School youngsters. As part their recycle and reuse unit, the school’s junior pupils created wearable art garments, which they had to plan, make, modify, test, explain and display to their fellow senior pupils. Pupils (from left) Brooke Millar, Connor Stewart and Georgia Green were among those showing their creative streak on Friday, working with Wastebusters before modelling their artwork. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Several people were injured last night when a bus carrying around 40 passengers rolled north of Shannon township just before 6pm. While initial reports said the passengers were trapped, police Inspector Ian Harris confirmed at 6.30pm all passengers were off the bus. About eight people with moderate injuries were taken to Palmerston North Hospital. - APNZ

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1367 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 1, 11, 16, 23, 29, 34. Bonus number: 7 Powerball winning number: 3. Strike: 23, 34, 11, 29.

Two dead after South Canterbury crash A 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman are dead after a crash in south Canterbury. Police were alerted to the incident when an injured person was found on State Highway 82, near the crash scene at Waihao

Downs in Waimate District, about 8am yesterday. It was thought the crash had happened some time overnight. From initial scene examination it appeared a vehicle travelling from Waimate towards

Kurow failed to take a left-hand bend, left the road and ended up in the bottom of a small gully, police said. It appeared neither of the people who died were wearing safety belts. Police said speed

and alcohol were also contributing factors to the crash. The victims have not yet been formally identified, but names would be released once next of kin were notified, police said. - APNZ

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Loss of clinic a pain for district BY SUSAN SANDYS


Ashburton needs specialist services to back up general practice, says town GP and former Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) member Dr Chris Ryan. Dr Ryan believes that returning such services to the town is more important than establishing a privately-run family integrated health centre at the hospital site, a current focus of the CDHB. Dr Ryan’s concerns on a lack of specialist services at Ashbur-

ton Hospital have been backed up by other GPs. Ashburton Hospital lost emergency surgery and emergency caesarean services in 2010, and it no longer has anaesthetists after three positions based at the hospital were disestablished at the end of last year. At the same time it lost a pain clinic, run by one of the anaesthetists. Commenting on the loss of the pain clinic, Mid Canterbury GP spokesperson Rachael Norman said not all patients referred for such treatment could

travel to the next closest facility at Burwood, where there was a long waiting list. “It’s a lot for someone not that well, some of the pain problems make it difficult tor travel, three hours of travel in a car,” Dr Norman said. She had patients on her books who had been referred to the pain clinic at Burwood but had been unable to travel there, missed out on it altogether. People accessing pain clinic services are referred by their GP. The clinics offer a multidisci-

plinary approach, teaching patients how to manage their pain, and they can involve services such as social workers, clinical psychologists, and rehabilitation workers. Dr Norman agreed with Dr Ryan that losing emergency surgery and emergency caesarean services was equally a concern, and they were services she could not see returning to the hospital. Dr Ryan said generally family integrated health centres were established in small towns which once had surgical ser-

vices. Many had failed and there had been none that had solved GP shortages. “The evidence is there that it won’t work to help the GP shortage, so why are they doing it?” Dr Ryan said. The CDHB is proposing a privately-run integrated family health service be established at Ashburton Hospital. It would lease land on a long-term basis to the service. The CDHB was unable to respond to the Guardian by Friday.


Chilean man falls to death BY HAMISH MCNEILLY A Chilean man plunged to his death after taking a photograph in Milford Sound. The 19-year-old, who had been working as a seasonal worker in Milford Sound, joined two friends to climb a track above the 161m high Bowen Falls about 5.30pm on Saturday. “It is believed that one of the members of the party was taking photographs when he slipped and fell some distance to the base of the falls,” said Acting Senior Sergeant David Kennelly, of Invercargill. His friends tried unsuccessfully to locate him, before rushing to raise the alarm at the nearby Milford village. Emergency services, including the Milford Emergency Response Team, searched the area in the dark for the man. The man’s body was located in the water near the base of the falls around 6.30pm and was flown by helicopter to Te Anau. The Chilean Embassy had been advised, and his name is expected to be released once next of kin have been notified. Acting Senior Sergeant Kennelly said the death was being treated as an accident and had been referred to the coroner. - APNZ


Junior production taking shape A junior production featuring more than 60 Ashburton youngsters is starting to take shape. The Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre group production of Alad-

din Junior had its ninth rehearsal yesterday, where the cast, ranging from 7-17, worked to remember their lines and songs in the lead-up to October 4. Director Claire Bubb

has been meeting with the cast three times a week, with Caleb Livingstone, playing Aladdin (left) and Gabrielle Stringer, as Genie, (right) set to play the lead roles.

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New way to fight obesity uncovered A new way to fight obesity may have been uncovered by New Zealand scientists, who have discovered a gene that links the immune system with obesity. Researchers from The University of Auckland found the gene plays a vital part in the

cell’s immuno-metabolic reaction. This connects the immune response to infection with cell metabolism. This led researchers to investigate connections between the traditionally distinct disciplines of immunity and metabolism, in

a field of research termed ‘immunometabolism’. “We can use this to find drugs that regulate or target this new pathway in the fight against obesity,” said Professor Phil Crosier from the university’s Department of Molecular Medicine

and Pathology. The research used live imaging within transparent zebrafish embryos to uncover a new mechanism - the discovered gene - that controls immune cell function and helps regulate fatty acids. - APNZ

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New summer school courses BY SUSAN SANDYS


Methven Summer School will present its widest range of courses ever in January. Courses will include new additions such as skydiving, abseiling, jetboat driving, kitesurfing, songwriting, limestone sculpture and sugar art. There will be a Methven Masterchef event featuring Masterchef ’s 2012 winner Chelsea Winter, and a brochure launch next month featuring Mt Everest climber Mark Sheen. Methven Summer School chairperson Judith Sommerville said it was an exciting programme. “We are trying to broaden the appeal to attract a wider audience. I think there’s a bigger focus on showing what’s in Mid Canterbury, especially the Methven area, to showcase what we have got available around here,” Mrs Sommerville said.

The Masterchef event will involve four teams of two. They are Team BNZ, Team Topnotch, Team Methven Pubs and Team Likely Lads. The teams will attend Methven Masterchef classes guided by Ashburton’s own Masterchef contestant Chantelle O’Brien, with other course participants throughout summer school week. At the end of the week the teams will be judged by Ms Winter in a evening grand finale at Mount Hutt College, where the summer school is based. Here they will have a set of dishes they will create in a large home economics kitchen, with their efforts relayed by video into the college hall for attendees to see. It will be the 27th annual Methven Summer School. The event generally attracts more than 200 participants from throughout New Zealand. There are over 50 courses

altogether on next year’s programme, covering topics in arts and crafts, wining and dining, sports and outdoor pursuits, music and singing, and self-improvement. An Evening With Mark Sheen will be held at the Methven Resort on September 5 to launch the newlyreleased brochure. Re gistr ations for the summer school, which will run from January 6 to 10, can be made online at

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Excitement is building in the gay and lesbian community as legislation allowing same sex marriage comes into effect today. One of the first couples to take advantage of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, which passed into law in April, are Tash Vitali and Melissa Ray who will wed at 8am in the Unitarian Church in Auckland, as part of a ZM radio station competition. Thirty-one same sex couples from Auckland, Manukau, Wellington, Christchurch and Rotorua have told Births, Deaths and Marriages they intend to get married today. The legislation was a “symbolic” step towards equality for all LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) people, Rainbow Wellington secretary Tony Reed said. “The act is actually removing a discrimination that was there ... before we couldn’t marry, but now we can.” While Mr Reed did not have any ceremonies lined up to go to, he said John Joliff and Des Smith, the first couple to register for a civil union after the law was changed in 2005, were planning to convert their union to a marriage. There had been a lot of interest from people overseas downloading Internal Affairs’ marriage certificates, Mr Reed said. Christchurch celebrant Julie Lassen said there was no shortage of celebrants - at least 400 in New Zealand were happy to officiate at same-sex weddings. But some churches were split between parishes on the issue. - APNZ

In brief Vicious robbery Police have released an image of the men they believe attacked a Buddhist monk in a vicious robbery in Auckland. The 58-year-old monk had been attacked with a baseball bat, handcuffed and stomped on by three men who police said were “seriously lacking any moral fortitude”. Police have released an image taken from CCTV footage from the temple, in an effort to identify the offenders. Emergency services were called to the Bombay Temple on Beaver Road about 8.40pm on Friday. - APNZ

DIY postal services Post office customers are being dispatched to self-service counters as New Zealand Post bosses try to stamp out long queues. The move has cost some PostShop staff their jobs - 10 took voluntary or involuntary redundancy after scanning equipment allowing customers to pay bills and organise postage was installed in eight North Shore PostShops. The self-serve tellers are part of a pilot programme to cut the number of manned counter staff on the postal side of the business, while increasing the number of Kiwibank counter staff. - APNZ

Auckland protest More than 250 people gathered in Auckland’s Aotea Square yesterday to protest against the Egyptian security forces’ crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood supporters. The Aotea Square protesters came from across Auckland’s Muslim and Arab communities to demonstrate against Egypt’s current military-backed government. “We’re all not Egyptian, but we all share the same cause,” speaker Hassan Raslan said. They wanted social justice, freedom and bread for all Egyptians - the same necessities they had been pleading for since the beginning of the Arab Spring revolution more than three years ago, Mr Raslan said. - APNZ

New ad campaign ‘Sensible stoners’ are the target of a new advertising campaign which aims to reduce the number of crashes on our roads. NZ Transport Agency advertisements, which began screening last night, target drivers aged in their 30s and 40s who think it’s okay to drive after using cannabis. The ads are the first in New Zealand to directly target cannabis users who drive under the influence. According to the NZ Drug Foundation, two-thirds of cannabis users admit to driving under the influence of drugs. “By and large these people are not risk-takers. We’re talking to the ‘sensible stoners’ who believe that using cannabis has little impact on their driving,” said Transport Agency road safety director Ernst Zollner. “Many believe that they are safer drivers because they think they’re more focused, drive slower and are therefore more careful on the roads.” - APNZ

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Quakes force soup kitchen’s closure BY BRENDAN MANNING Wellington’s Soup Kitchen has been forced to close due to damage caused by Friday’s magnitude 6.6 earthquake. The Tory Street soup kitchen would be closed until engineers could assess the building’s strength, said Nance Thomson, the manager of the Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre. They were hoping to relocate in the meantime, Ms Thomson said. The Red Cross has wound down its operations in Seddon after the earthquake damaged homes, leaving some uninhabitable. The 6.6 magnitude quake struck near the South Island town about 2.30pm on Friday. Since then a swarm of aftershocks have hit the centre of the country, continuing to rattle quake-weary residents. Seddon suffered the worst damage from the shakes, with five houses damaged so badly they were left uninhabitable. GeoNet duty seismologist Caroline Holden said yesterday had been relatively quiet compared to the amount of aftershocks felt at other times over the weekend. “We’ve only had one magnitude 4 plus today, which was a 4.2 at around 2.15pm.” In the next seven days the likelihood of another magnitude 4 quake was 100 per cent, while the chance of a quake reaching magnitude 5 or above was around 82 per cent, Ms Holden said. “... large aftershocks are definitely expected in the next week.” However, the chance of an earthquake reaching magnitude 6 or above occurring in the next week was a mere eight per cent, she said. Sixteen magnitude 5-andabove and 59 magnitude 4-andabove earthquakes had occurred since Friday, Ms Holden said. Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said the council was awaiting a “giant 400 tonne crane” being ferried to the capital from Christchurch to help dismantle the Luke’s Lane lift shaft - initially damaged in last month’s 6.5 magnitude tremor. Workers removed steel framing and an electric lift motor, weighing about three tonnes, from the top of the shaft yesterday. However, there were few cranes in the country that could be used to remove a 30-tonne concrete slab at the top of the shaft, Mr MacLean said.

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“Just the normal run of the mill stuff - motor vehicle accidents, small fires, things like that.” The Ministry of Education said the majority of schools in areas affected by Friday’s earthquakes were expected to open tomorrow. Ministry of Education deputy secretary and convenor of the Ministry’s emergency management group Andrew Hampton said they had been working directly with schools and other providers to assess the impact of the quake and ensure buildings were checked for safety by engineers. “To date we have only received reports of superficial damage to buildings and property, and we expect that the vast majority of education providers will open as normal.” - APNZ

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Above: Mid Canterbury’s Cory Paul controls the ball against Selwyn. Right: Celtic’s Rachel MacGregor reacts to falling over on a rain soaked court.


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Above: Wakanui Black’s Adam Wilson rounds a Timaru Boys’ High School defender. Right: Rose Vannini, 7, plays on the flying fox at the Ashburton Domain.


Left: Wakanui Black’s Andrew Moore s u r v e y s his options against Timaru Boys. Right: Ashburton College’s Shalom Pulu fends off a St Thomas defender.



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Above: Collegiate goalkeeper Matthew Scammell (left) gets the ball before Rakaia’s Tyler Maher. Left: Collegiate’s Logan Scammell (left) is tackled by Rakaia’s Sam Kingsbury.


Right: Ashburton’s Declan O’Neill (left) throws a left hand at his opponent Jermaine Taumatiti. Left: Campbell Stills works his way around a Rakaia defender. Below left: Ashburton College’s Harry Ferguson takes on the St Thomas defence. Below right: Ashburton College First XV lays down the challenge.





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Monday, August 19, 2013


Taking on synthetic drugs Coen Lammers EDITOR


shburton District councillors could take a lead from their counterparts in Hamilton and tackle synthetic drugs head-on. The Hamilton council is investigating ways to use the new Psychoactive Substances Act legislation which enables local authorities to ban the sale of the drugs in certain areas around town. The National-led Government recently took a giant step by introducing this new legislation which put the onus on the producers of these products to prove that they do not harm anyone’s health. Sadly, the physical health of the consumer of these drugs is just one small part of the equation when it comes to these chemical substances. Any family or community affected by this poison will tell you how it has the potential to undermine and destroy the entire fabric of a family and a community. Users and producers of the drug will tell you that they operate within the law and that the harm done by synthetic drugs is less than that caused by alcohol. We all know the damage alcohol causes in our society but most ordinary people in this country primarily still drink to be social, not to get drunk. People taking synthetic cannabis however, only take the product with one aim in mind: to get stoned. It is well documented that every individual responds differently to the drugs and many have psychotic episodes or even lethal side-effects. With that in mind, there is absolutely no reason to sell these products, mostly to our young people, other than to make profits for the dairy owners and the producers. The profits are substantial for individual retailers and local dairy owners like Tinwald’s Ben and May Sun should be applauded for taking the drugs off their shelves. An increasing number of suburbs and towns around New Zealand have joined forces to protect their youngsters and drive the synthetic drugs from their communities. There is no reason why Ashburton could not follow their example.

YOUR VIEW Slogan Whilst Ashburton and Rolleston have enjoyed catchy slogans in the past, Chertsey seems to have avoided topical branding and for years I thought it should be “Because we can – for less”. Given that the township of Chertsey is now home to the Book Barn and may well have more books sold per head of the population, does Chertsey deserve the title of “Intellectual Capital of mid-Canterbury”? Books and magazines to feed the mind and soul are now encouraging travellers to pause in Chertsey in numbers probably not seen since alcohol prohibition in Ashburton drove drinkers to seek liquid sustenance in Chertsey. Rob Derrick Chertsey resident

Hepatitis A With the Hepatitis A outbreak making headlines, may I

voice my frustration and utter dismay, as an out-of-towner, at having to use the public toilets on East St - where, in my last 6 visits to town, there has been soap in the dispenser only once? A hand sanitiser adds to the weight of my bag - but it should not be necessary for me to carry it. We would appreciate the contractor taking a much more responsible attitude to public health. Ruth Coppard Rakaia

Marae quiz On behalf of the Hakatere Marae I thank all those who helped with our recent quiz night. The result was very close with two teams scoring in the late 60s and three in the early 70s out of a possible 77, (with bribes included). I will not name the winners (or losers), because they might get embarrassed and after all - it is the participation that counts

CRUMB by David Fletcher

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Opinion Monday, August 19, 2013

Children deserve protection

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Are you viewing the upcoming elections as a waste of time?

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resh from the still almost euphoric atmosphere of National’s annual conference, held this year in Nelson - for the first time outside a “main” centre - Social Development Minister, Paula Bennett’s “hard-hitting” proposals to protect “our threatened and abused children” have gone down well. As well, indeed, they should. What we do to our children - and have been doing for decades now - often defies belief. The cruelty and neglect from which so many habitually suffer - and some die - brings the country nothing but critical astonishment and justifiable disrepute. Advanced. How could an “advanced” Western country, famous for its fighting spirit, its clean - now slightly tarnished - green image, and its world-beating rugby team, allow its children to be so poorly treated? Despair over this issue has been constant. Well-intentioned Ministers-past, children’s charities and local communities, despite huge effort and commitment, have sadly failed to do much more than scratch the proverbial surface. So if Ms Bennett’s solutions seem “draconian” then so be it. If it’s the all-embracing - often cloying - “Human Rights” versus “The Safety of the Child” one need be neither a sentimental old fogey nor even a “redneck” to cast one’s vote in favour of the child. Vulnerable. “Vulnerable Children” is how Ms Bennett refers to these under-age victims in her new Act; it’s hard to describe them in any better way. If they are so obviously

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vulnerable the State has to do more again to make them less so. Thus awareness of such vulnerability and its undesirable sources need to be identified while there is still time to make the child safe. So often the murdered, abused or maltreated victim has been passed from one agency to the next until it is too late. Any change that breaks such a horror cycle is to be welcomed, whatever the socalled “social cost”. If there are known predators “out there” then watch them, name them and forestall their evil intentions. They have long

since forfeited their “human right”. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the political firmament, can be seen re-emerging from temporary, technical exile that well known bow tie beneath the equally famous shock of “golden” grey hair. Yes, Peter Dunne - he of the crucial vote and weighty word - is back. He has re-discovered the lost members of his United Future Party to the point where he can now once more be known officially as their leader and not, merely, as an Independent MP. The Electoral Commission has given him the sought-

after “green light”. He has convinced that august body his members are real people with needs, families, ambitions and, significantly, votes, and not simply electronic creations. His relieved smile tells all; and he’s not alone. Comforted. A certain, Mr John Key is also greatly comforted by the outcome of Mr Dunne’s campaign for re-recognition. The PM can now rely, for the next year or so, at least, on Mr Dunne’s famous “casting” vote when he needs it. The way the colours of the political picture are constantly changing that could be often.

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Issue 13

19 August 2013

Message from the Board Of Information Principal Arts and Languages Trustees News… Kia ora and Greetings Course Information Evening Last Wednesday we held a very successful evening where parents, caregivers - and students who will be moving into Years 11, 12 and 13 next year - were able to learn more about the content and nature of the courses available to them. A very large number of families spent time talking to staff members about their options for next year and we have had very positive feedback about how useful and informative the evening was. My thanks to the many staff members who both prepared material for the evening and assisted on the night. This year’s Year 10, 11 and 12 students will be asked to confirm their course choices for 2014 towards the end of this term. This year’s Year 9 students will select their 2014 options early in Term 4. Year 9 and 10 Mid-Year Reports These were posted out over the weekend. You are probably aware that we have spent some time revising our report content and format with a view to providing more information to students and their parents or caregivers about their progress. Following the feedback we have received about the new Year 11 to 13 reports, we are confident that the new format for Year 9 and 10 reports will also be well received. Should you have any questions or concerns about an aspect of your child’s report please contact their Teacher or their Family Form Teacher. Open Evening, Tomorrow Night We hold two open evenings each year so parents and caregivers of current or prospective students, and their children, can visit and learn more about the College. The evening starts at 5:30pm and runs through to 7:30pm. You are most welcome to call in and learn more about the many opportunities the College provides. Annual Rangiora Sports Exchange This Thursday we are hosting a number of teams from Rangiora High School in our annual sports exchange. This is one of three annual exchanges with other schools and this particular exchange has been a feature of the College calendar for several decades. Year 11 to 13 Exams Next Week Next week we have College exams for our Middle and Senior School students. These are important both as part of in-class learning and preparation for NCEA Examinations next term. Additionally, these exam results are needed should a student be unable to sit their NCEA external examination in November. In this event, these exams provide NZQA with the basis of awarding a grade. Cheers Grant McMillan Principal

Information Senior Student Exam Week: Monday 26 – Friday 30 August Year 11 and Year 12 students: Have exams during the five day period. When they do not have exams they are on exam study leave. Normal classes will not be operating although teachers will be available for catch-up/study help and students may be in College, by arrangement, for these times.

Recently the Press Newspaper provided lists of NCEA Achievement Levels in all Canterbury schools. Likewise the Sunday Star Times also reported on NCEA results under the banner “Best Schools Revealed”. They reported that the higher decile schools (those from Decile 8 to 10) showed higher pass rates and higher achievement levels than those of lower decile schools. This time last year similar headlines abounded, and many different experts give many different reasons. Ashburton College’s results could be better in areas, and it is fair to say everyone is dedicated to improving our results. The home environment counts for a lot. If your child is truant, their chances of passing NCEA are greatly reduced. Your child, especially in NCEA years, will have homework or study to do. If they say they have no homework, do not believe them, they will have study to do. How students perform in their school years is so important. If your child is wanting to go on to tertiary study and wanting to get into a Hall of Residence, their behaviour, as well as their academic results, is taken into account. Schools are asked for references by Halls and this plays an important part into what Hall your child will get into. I know that many Year 13 students are busy looking at Halls of Residence at the moment. Equally, if your child is leaving College for apprenticeships or employment their behaviour and academic record from College is important and may mean the difference between employment or not. Recently I was treated to the Junior Production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. What a success it was. Many first-time performers were involved and the hard work of all those involved - students, parents, caregivers and teachers - is commended. On the sports field congratulations must go to the 1st XV who defeated Roncalli College to claim the title of top co-ed school in the Press Cup Region. Their performances this year have done the College proud. David Rush Chairperson

Information Newsletter e-Version As well as reading about the College in the GuardianCollege publication, more College News information is available in electronic copy. It contains additional information on some topics in this news and additional photos. Once the College’s new web-site is operational you will be able to access both newsletter versions by going on-line. If you are a member of the public and would like to receive our full electronic copy please contact the College Office on and we will email each issue out to you. If you are a College family – you will already be on our electronic mailing list and we will email the full copy out to you.

Open Evening Tomorrow Tuesday 20 August 2013, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Year 13 students: Have exams during the four day period, Monday to Thursday, and their arrangements on these days are the same as for Year 11 and 12 students. Friday 30 August: Year 13 student classes operate as normal. In the event of illness – advice is important: If a student is unable to sit an exam please advise NCEA Co-ordinator, Mary Buckland, as early as is practicable – on 308 4193, ext 816 or Information to Students: An examination handout has been given to every senior student this week. It contains the exam timetable, dates, times and exam regulations. NZQA End of Year Exam Timetable You can access this information via web-site Go to and put exam timetable in the search box at the top right.

Future students, parents/caregivers and whanau are warmly invited and encouraged to attend Presentations start in the College Auditorium at 5:30pm and 6:15pm. These are followed by guided tours of the College, or you may choose to self-tour by following the signs.


Ice-Cream Containers and Towels Needed – Can You Help? The Science Department urgently requires ice-cream containers (with or without lids) and old towels. Donations of these items can be given to any Science teacher or dropped off at the College Office.

Week 19-23 August 2013

The week’s programme at College is full and varied with – ¾ Music Evening: Tonight, 7:00pm, Holyoake Auditorium (all tickets sold). ¾ Biennial College Art Award Competition: Entries will be on display in the Holyoake Auditorium Foyer from tonight (Monday 19 August). ¾ Regent Cinema – foreign film trip: Thursday 22 August, for students of German and Japanese. ¾ Art Gallery: Year 10, Thursday 22 August. ¾ International Food Day - food to purchase: Friday 23 August at lunchtime - students get to try Indian, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Turkish and German food. All food servings will range between 50 cents to $2:00 an item. Ashburton College’s Blues Band and Jazz Band will be playing during lunchtime, creating a fun atmosphere. ¾ Court Jesters from Christchurch’s acclaimed Court Theatre: (see poster below for further information).

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The Court Jesters bring you a night of improvised comdey that’s all about you! New Zealand’s longest running comedy show comes direct to Ashburton College for one night only! Friday 23 August 2013 8.00pm Holyoake Auditorium Tickets $10 Available from the College Office. Supporting Arts and Languages Week.

Synthetic Cannabinoids Please note this opportunity, as outlined below and provided by ACADS. Parents, caregivers and students are encouraged to attend this evening. College Hosting - for Students Additionally, Ashburton College will be hosting Dr Schep on Tuesday 27 August when he will speak with Year 10 classes and possibly some Year 9 students (as numbers in the Auditorium allow).

A presentation by Dr Leo Schep – Toxicologist at the National Poisons Centre, Dunedin. This is an opportunity for parents, caregivers, young people and members of the community to learn more about Synthetic Cannabinoids and their impacts.

Monday August 26, 2013 – 7:00pm

Ashburton College Auditorium, Walnut Avenue. No charge The presentation will be followed with time for questions. Dr Leo Schep is an expert in toxicology who has been researching the effects of Synthetic Cannabinoids throughout New Zealand. He is based at the National Poisons Centre and is the toxicologist behind the Kronic ban. His presentation will provide information about the impact of Synthetic Cannabinoids and their impact. This event has been organised by ACADS. For further information please phone 3081270 or email

NCEA Examination Entry Fees 2013 and Financial Assistance Entry fees for NCEA are now being processed, and families have received the relevant information. Reminder – due before Wednesday 04 September, to the College Office • Financial Assistance application forms • All NCEA Examination Fees Please note that this is the last day that fees can be accepted by schools. For further information telephone Mary Buckland, the Principal’s Nominee (308 4193, ext 816), or email at

Reporting to Parents/Caregivers of Year 9 and 10 Students Report Dates Further to the Interim Reports which families received during Term One the next output of reports are due and these are scheduled for posting on Friday 16 August. Reports - Format As advised in an earlier newsletter parents and caregivers will notice significant changes to the new reporting format. The key aspect for junior students is progress being reported on by Curriculum Level. Page 2 of the report provides details which will help explain how to interpret the grades used. We are confident you will find that the amount of information provided in the reports will allow you to gain a clear picture of how your child is progressing. Contact With The College - If You Wish To Discuss Your Child’s Progress • If your enquiry is subject specific please contact your subject teacher • If your enquiry is of an overall nature please contact your Family Form Teacher.

Transition Department News Liaison Visits Scheduled for the next few Tuesdays: • CPIT (Christchurch Polytechnic) for course planning 20 August • Lincoln University for course planning 17 September • University of Canterbury for course planning and • Otago Polytech for course planning 24 September University and Polytechnic Halls of Residence for 2014: Information is still available from the Transition Office on University and Polytechnic Halls/Colleges of Residence and the application process. Confidential reference forms should now have been handed into Transition Staff so they can be completed and submitted by mid-September. Year 13 Testimonials: Achievement Statements should now have been returned to the Transition Department. Career Information Web-site An interesting and informative website for students and/or their parents/caregivers to access career information is

Congratulations Lincoln High School/Ashburton College Winter Sports Exchange This annual event was hosted in Ashburton by Ashburton College on Monday 05 August, and covered the sports of Basketball (Senior Boys), Football (Boys’ and Girls’ 1st XI), Golf, Hockey (Boys’ and Girls’ 1st XI), Netball (Senior A, Senior B, Year 10A, Year 9A) and Rugby (Under 14 and Under 15 Boys). From the twelve activities Lincoln High School emerged victors of the Exchange Trophy by 7 wins to College’s 4 wins and one draw.

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Events Curriculum Related Whãnau Success and NCEA Staff member, and Chairperson of the College’s Mãori Student Achievement Committee, Denise O’Halloran advises on the evening held on Monday 05 August at Hakatere Marae. The purpose of the evening was to provide information about NCEA to Mãori parents/caregivers and their children. This is an NZQA initiative with presenters travelling from Christchurch to run the evening. It was very well received by the College staff who attended and the small number of parents/caregivers who attended with their children. Discussion Points Attendees were asked to discuss and write their aspirations for their children, to look at making a path to achieve their goals and were then presented with information about NCEA and how it impacts on their children. Parents and caregivers were advised to help their children with suitable advice about subject choices relevant to the paths their children wanted to travel and to get expert advice from career advisors. Those attending found the presentation stimulating, informative and very worthwhile.

Year 12 Phys Ed Skiing/Snowboarding Programme Physical Education teacher Karen McKenzie outlines the Year 12 Physical Education Programme where classes have the chance to gain four NCEA Level 2 Credits through skiing or snowboarding. The programme operates over three days with many beginner skiers and snowboarders progressing to a competent level following their one and a half hour daily lesson.

Boys’ Ski Championship

1st Beth Jopson 2nd Brooke Clark 3rd Brittney Davis

1st Harry Ferguson 2nd Jake Beeman 3rd Flynn Beeman

1.13.35 1.18.44 1.22.99

1st Hugh Wright 2nd Andrew Jopson 3rd Laurent Fifield

1st Orange House 2nd Red House

(Pictured, left to right): Are three of the participants, kitted up in their safety gear and ready to go: Alisha Bota, Jamie Phillip and Naomi Cone.

The winning trios are pictured below.

1.35.88 1.41.40 1.42.48

1.03.40 1.08.51 1.09.71 3rd 4th

Blue House Green House

(Left, left to right): Brittney Davis, Beth Jopson, Brooke Clark. (Middle, left to right): Flynn Beeman, Harry Ferguson, Jake Beeman (Right, left to right): Laurent Fifield, Hugh Wright, Andrew Jopson.

Activity Related

Ball Gown Extravaganza

A sincere thank you is extended to all who supported the fundraiser – the models, announcers, escorts, musicians, sound and lighting people and the audience as well as sponsors DNA and Depeche Mode.

Lucy’s group looked at the effects of light on the growth of Macrocystis pyrifera (kelp), an important seaweed in terms of a food source and habitat for other organisms.

Congratulations to both Lucy and Sarah for representing Ashburton College so well at Portobello. As the first Ashburton College students to attend this annual programme, their good work has paved the way for future Ashburton College Year 10 students to take part in this amazing opportunity.

Results were as follows: Girls’ Ski Championship

The three classes of 2013 were very competent with close to forty students achieving a Merit Pass or better.

Held on Thursday 08 August this very successful evening raised $1400 to off-set forthcoming Winter Tournament Week expenses as the team, this year, travels to Oamaru to take part in the Jenny Hair Secondary Schools’ Trophy Competition.

These took the form of a scientific poster, a serious scientific presentation and a creative challenge. Lucy’s group presented a puppet show for their creative display whereas Sarah’s group presented a television drama episode complete with advertisements. Both Lucy and Sarah were commended for the roles they played in effectively communicating their team’s project to the audience.

Excellence Standard Many of the Year 12 Physical Education students had entered the race to see if they could meet the time for the Excellence standard, and this was achieved by Ryan Hampton, Ben McFadden, Angus MacKenzie and Beth Jopson.

House Competition

Making Sense of the Marine World 2013

The final block course involved analysing their findings and preparing presentations which were made to parents, teachers, mentors and visitors.

This annual College race, set by the Mt Hutt Race Department and run under International Ski Racing rules and timed electronically, was held at Mt Hutt on Tuesday 06 August with forty four students entered.

Boys’ Snowboard Championship

College Girls’ Hockey Team Fundraiser

Sarah’s group investigated the presence of parasites in the feet of cockles in relation to the size of the cockles and their position on the shore.

Tucker Trophy – College Ski/Snowboard Champions 2013

Students must complete a practical assessment with their teachers on the final day and, from there, the top skiers and boarders are encouraged to participate in the College Tucker Trophy Race Event.

New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, Portobello, Dunedin Year 10 students, Sarah Tiffen and Lucy Clough (pictured right with their completion certificates), have just concluded an eight day programme of extension and enrichment in Science under the theme “Making Sense of the Marine World Aids Survival and Enriches Lives”.

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Congratulations ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) - Science Results A total of sixteen Ashburton College students participated this year, from Years 9 – 12. Overall, three students achieved Distinction (top 10% in their year group in New Zealand) and six students were awarded Credit (top 25% in their year group in New Zealand). All of the Distinction Awards were earned by Year 10 students, two of whom had also earned Distinction in Year 9. Distinction: Lucy Clough, Scott Kelland, Jonathon Stevens. Credit: Kelsey Campbell, Cameron Jopson, Ashley Kelland, Simon Reid, Bill Tallents, Sarah Tiffen.

Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Badminton Championships Physical Education staff member Sue Johnstone accompanied both the College girls’ and boys’ teams to this competition held in Timaru on Tuesday and Wednesday 06 and 07 August respectively. Girls’ Team - Section Runners-Up The Girls’ Team of Leonie Brown, Fran ConnellyWhyte, Claudia Kinvig and Ella Radford were runnersup in their section and won their cross-over match in an excellent effort. Boys’ Teams – Top Results Thirty two boys travelled to Timaru and gained excellent results. Results were – Boys’ A Grade Team Runners-up - from memory College’s best result in this grade. Team members were: Andrew Hawthorne, Duxley Mui, Tim Mui and Jin Jin Qin. B Grade Results: 1st – B1 Grade Team members: Donan Ashby, Aron Martizano, Blair Snowball and Jesse Stewart. 1st – B2 Grade Team members: Matt Boote, Tom Dudley, Ryan Hampton and Devam Pandya. 2nd – B2 Grade Team members: Laurent Fifield, Matt Gill, Adam Greaney and Caleb Tuck. 1st – C Grade Team members: Matt Begg, Connor Brosnahan, Cameron Jopson and Tom Ravenscroft.

Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Netball Tournament The Ashburton College B and Under 18 Teams contested this tournament in Timaru on 04 August. Additionally Ashburton College hosted the event on-site. College B Team - 3rd placing Was gained by team members Katherine Turton and Amanda Fleming (Co-captains), Brittany Butler, Olivia Cunneen, Emily Hickman, Stacey Hopwood, Kate Lloyd, Tessa Morrison, Ella Sinclair, Molly Stapleton. Coach Kaye Kennedy and Manager Claire Corbett noted that the team played superbly all day and enjoyed playing indoors. Every player exceeded expectations, with a huge number of turnovers achieved by defenders Katherine Turton and Kate Lloyd. Speed, accuracy and tight defence in the mid-court was accompanied by a classy shooting performance. College Under 18 Team Concluded the tournament in 5th place following three wins and one loss in Pool Play and a three goal win over Mackenzie College A in cross-over play. Team Members were: Sonya Leadley (Captain), Victoria Coley, Sally Cunneen, Brooke Harnett, Laura Harrison, Albertene Hefford, Annie McDonald and Barrine Ross, with Coach Jodene Lowe and Manager Mary Hefford.

Events Calendar Teams at Winter Tournament Week: Friday 31 August – Friday 06 September • Junior Basketball, NZSS Junior Zone – Boys and Girls (Dunedin) • NZ Indoor Bowls Secondary Schools’ Championships (Wellington) • SISS Netball Tournament (Christchurch) • Boys’ 1st XI Soccer, Jim Wishart Tournament (Christchurch) • Boys’ 1st XI Hockey, Johnson Cup (Timaru) • Girls’ 1st XI Soccer, Gary Sowden Tournament (Ashburton) • Girls’ 1st XI Hockey, Jenny Hair Tournament (Oamaru) • SISS Junior Rugby Tournament (Christchurch) • Senior Basketball, Boys’ and Girls’ Teams, NZSS Zone 4 (Nelson)

Events Calendar August 19

Performing Arts Course, Hagley Community College, Christchurch Year 13 Biotechnology One Day Course, Lincoln University College Music Evening, 7:00pm, Holyoake Auditorium 19-23 College Arts and Languages Week 20 10J, 10K, 10L, 10M, 10N - Ski/Snowboard 2013 Programme, Mt Hutt Pasifika students - visit, reading programme/mentor support, Netherby School College Open Night, 5:30pm start 21 Litolff & Dawe Cups - Teams’ Time Trial Cycling Championships, Prebbleton 10V, 10W, 10X, 10Y, 10Z - Ski/Snowboard 2013 Programme, Mt Hutt College A Netball – Christchurch Schools’ Wednesday Competition 1st XV Girls’ Rugby (Top 4 play-offs) - South Canterbury Girls’ Rugby Competition v St Kevin’s College, Oamaru


Year 12 PED - Sports Leadership, Hampstead/St Joseph’s Schools Year 13 TOU, 13 SEP, 13CDV - First Aid Course, St John Rooms, Ashburton NZ International Biology Olympiad, on-site. 22 Year 10 Art Gallery Visit Year 10-13 German and Japanese students, Movie Trip, Regent Cinema Rangiora High School Exchange, at Ashburton College 12OR - Class Outing, Base Café, Ashburton Toolbox - Teen Parenting Course, 7:30-9:00pm, Menorlue 23 Court Jesters – Scared Scriptless, Auditorium, 8:00pm International Food, Lunchtime 24 Canterbury Secondary Schools’ One Day Horse Trials 25 Postponement Day, Aoraki Ski/Snowboard Championships 26-30 Senior Examination Week – Year 11, 12, 13 students 27 9GK, 9GL, 9OL, 9OM, International Students - Ski/Snowboard Programme, Mt Hutt


Finals day (if qualify) 1st XV Girls’ Rugby (Top 4 play-offs) South Canterbury Girls’ Rugby Competition, Timaru Postponement Day: College A Netball - Christchurch Wednesday Competition 29 9BK, 9BM, 9RJ, 9RK, 9RL - Ski/Snowboard Programme, Mt Hutt 12OR - Class Outing, Base Café, Ashburton Toolbox - Teen Parenting Course, 7:30-9:00pm, Menorlue 31-01 Sept SISS Cycling - two day tour, Blenheim (entry tbc)

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Term Dates 2013:

Term Three: - Friday 27 September Term Four: Monday 14 October - Thursday 12 December (Year 9 and 10 students)

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Monday, August 19, 2013


In brief Flood toll rises A government news agency says the death toll in flooding in China’s northeast and southeast has risen to 43 and landslides blocked a major train line. In the south, six people were reported were killed by flooding and landslides in Guangdong province, which abuts Hong Kong. Landslides blocked the rail linking Beijing with Guangzhou, the country’s southern railway center, delaying some 80,000 passengers. China suffers flooding each summer rainy season but this year’s inundation is the northeast’s most severe in decades.

Di’s death probed

34 dead, dozens missing Divers plucked two more bodies from a sunken passenger ferry yesterday and scrambled to plug an oil leak in the wreckage after a collision with a cargo ship. The accident near the central Philippine port of Cebu that has left 34 dead and more than 80 others missing. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said 751 passengers and crewmen of the MV Thomas Aquinas had been rescued after the inter-island ferry was in a

collision late Saturday with the MV Sulpicio Express Siete then rapidly sank off the Cebu pier. Stunned passengers were forced to jump in the dark into the water after the captain ordered the ferry abandoned. Coastguard, navy and fishing vessels, backed by helicopters, scoured the choppy seas off Talisay city in Cebu, about 570 km south of Manila, Sunday but found no sign of any more survivors. Divers, however, re-


trieved the bodies of a man and a woman in the ferry, which sank in waters about 33 metres deep. Relatives flocked to a ticketing office of ferry owner, 2GO Group Inc., and pasted pictures of their missing loved ones. Others, like Richard Ortiz, waited quietly and stared blankly at the vast sea from the Talisay pier. “I just want to see my parents,” said Ortiz, who clutched a picture of his father and mother.

“This is so difficult.” Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Abaya said foreigners were among the ferry passengers and all were fine, except for a New Zealand citizen who was brought to a hospital. 2GO said the ferry “was reportedly hit” by the cargo vessel “resulting in major damage that led to its sinking.” An investigation will begin after the rescue operation. - AP

British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information’s “relevance and credibility.” Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit. The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

Obama golfs President Barack Obama hit the links on his Martha’s Vineyard vacation with comedian Larry David. The president played five hours of golf Saturday in an unlikely foursome that included the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star and “Seinfeld” co-creator, former US trade representative Ron Kirk and businessman Glenn Hutchins, a part owner of the Boston Celtics. Obama spent a couple hours Saturday morning with his wife and daughters on a private beach on the island’s south shore.


Wildfires burn on Troops storm mosque Fire crews yesterday faced another challenging day battling a rapidly growing wildfire burning closer to two posh, central Idaho resort communities, while other fires raged on in the western US. In northern Utah, several manufactured homes were destroyed when the Patch Springs Fire raced through the community of Willow Springs, about 95 km southwest of Salt Lake City, jumping a state highway and fire lines, authorities said. Officials said that blaze had burned about 13,355ha. It was estimated at 20 perc ent contained. The fire was sparked by lightning on August 10. Idaho’s Beaver Creek Fire, meanwhile, grew and overnight, flames moved closer to homes and subdivisions in the mountains west and north of the communities of Hailey and Ketchum, and the Sun Val-

ley Resort. So far, authorities have issued mandatory evacuations for 1600 residences in this smoke-shrouded valley. More homeowners, along with the growing camp of firefighters and support staff, could be asked to move Saturday depending on fire activity, fire officials said. The blaze was started by lightning August 7. It expanded significantly Friday, burning through tinder-dry brush and timber in the mountains west of the towns. - AP

Egypt remained on edge Sunday after security forces stormed a Cairo mosque a day earlier and the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood remained poised to hold further street protests despite a possible outlawing of the group. At one point, troops exchanged gunfire with men shooting from a minaret of the al-Fath mosque on Ramses Square, where hundreds of supporters of Mohammed Morsi had fled overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people. The evacuation was prompted by fears that the Brotherhood again planned to set up a sit-in, security officials said, similar to those that were broken up Wednesday in assaults that killed hundreds of people. Simultaneously, police arrested the brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri, who officials said planned to bring

in armed groups to provide support to those holed up inside the mosque. Mohammed al-Zawahri, a Morsi ally, is the leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafi group which espouses al-Qaida’s hard-line ideology. He was detained at a checkpoint in Giza, the city across the Nile from Cairo, the official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorised to brief journalists. The Egyptian government has announced it has begun deliberations on whether to ban the Brotherhood, a long-outlawed organisation that swept to power in the country’s first democratic elections a year ago. Such a ban — which authorities say is rooted in the group’s use of violence — would be a repeat to the decades-long power struggle between the two parties. - AP

Bear mauls hunter Crews equipped with night-vision goggles and flares staged a middle-of-the-night rescue to reach a hunter more than 36 hours after he was mauled by a brown bear in northern Alaska’s remote Brooks Range, the Alaska Air National Guard said. The man was part of a group on a guided hunting trip.

Gondola crash A German tourist was crushed to death yesterday after the gondola he was riding in collided with a larger boat ferrying passengers along Venice’s Grand Canal, authorities said. The crash occurred near the highly trafficked Rialto bridge, one of the most picturesque and popular spots of the lagoon city, which is overwhelmed by tourists this time of year. Venice’s mayor promptly convened a panel of experts to look into worsening congestion in the city’s waterways. - AP

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Korea cool woos China’s new rich BY ELIZABETH SHIM


tanding by a French chateau’s window, the bride-to-be glows in the afternoon sun as she gazes into her fiancé’s eyes. This Chinese couple’s fairytale moment, however, isn’t unfolding at a Bordeaux estate. The 20-something Beijing lawyers and fans of South Korean pop idol Rain are part of a small but growing number of affluent Chinese for whom the craze for all things South Korean means flying to Seoul for the weekend to have wedding pictures taken. China is the source of one quarter of all tourists to South Korea, and a handful of companies in South Korea’s $15 billion wedding industry are wooing an image-conscious slice of the Chinese jet set happy to drop several thousand dollars on a wedding album with a South Korean touch. The draw for many of the well-heeled Chinese isn’t Seoul’s ancient palaces or the fiery cuisine. It’s an elegant urban style exemplified by Gangnam, the tony Seoul district made globally famous by South Korean rapper PSY’s Gangnam Style. Helping shape that image is the popularity of South Korean cosmetics and fashion and the many South Korean stars whose looks are widely copied in China. “The style in South Korea is more sophisticated and cuter than what we have in China. We came here because South Korea is the leader in fashion and makeup,” said the bride-tobe, Yang Candi, as two stylists fussed over her hair during a recent photo shoot. South Korea’s tourism ministry estimates that more than 2.5 million Chinese visitors spent an average of $2150 per person in 2012, more than any other nationality. That’s helping companies such as iWedding, which is the largest of the South Korean wedding planners hosting Chinese tourists, to flourish. Every month for more than a year, iWedding has done business with 50 to 60 Chinese couples, the company said, including the Beijing attorneys whose love of South Korean TV shows and music brought them to Seoul. A South Korean competitor, Design Wedding, recently part-

nered with a Chinese company in Shanghai and has photographed more than 50 Chinese couples since May. Chuka Club, another South Korean wedding planner, said it gets Chinese clients even though it doesn’t advertise on Chinese websites like its rivals. “Chinese look up to South Korea for its sophisticated urban culture, style and beauty,” said Song Sung-uk, professor of South Korean pop culture studies at the University of Korea in Seoul. “Rather than visiting traditional palaces or shopping for antiques, they would rather go to Gangnam to experience state-of-the-art shopping malls.” Song said South Korea, which built the fourth largest economy in Asia from the rubble of the 1950-53 Korean War, is synonymous with the good life that middle-class Chinese aspire to. South Korea’s pop culture plays a big part in cultivating that image. “I always wanted to come here, especially after watching South Korean TV shows,” said the groom-to-be, Chen Jingjing. The couple said they had high expectations for their trip and were excited about the prospect of glamorous photos mimicking the pampered lifestyles of their favourite South Korean celebrities. The trip, they said, would also give them bragging rights at home with their friends and family. After nearly three hours of hair, makeup and frequent amorous glances, Chen and Yang, dressed in wedding white, are chauffeured to a nearby photo studio where they spend the next eight hours striking poses before facades resembling cobblestoned streets or Loire Valley estates. The heart of the day for Yang and Chen was overseen by a nimble South Korean photographer who orchestrates the eight-hour photo session with an air of Gangnam cool, cooing enthusiastically to get the couple’s poses just right. Other helpers rushed to adjust Yang’s hair or dust off Chen’s lapel as mellow South Korean pop tunes wafted from speakers embedded in the ceiling. The photographs are arranged in a leather-bound album, part of a South Korean package for couples that includes transportation, doting


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In brief Warriors on the brink

What seemed almost inevitable three weeks ago has suddenly become almost impossible. The Warriors’ season is slipping away and they don’t seem to be doing enough to arrest the slide. Quite unbelievably, given their season is on the line, the Warriors are playing with an alarming lack of intensity. It was missing against Cronulla and Manly and was absent again against a Penrith side who embarrassed them 62-6 in May, and beat them 28- APNZ 24 yesterday.

Boomers’ clean sweep

Both New Zealand basketball teams were soundly swept by Australia yesterday, but only for the Tall Ferns did the defeat come with severe consequences. The Tall Blacks hung tough for the first half before going down 76-63 in Canberra, while the women’s side lost by 18 and, as a result, failed to qualify for next year’s Basketball World Cup. The Tall Blacks have already punched their ticket for the men’s tournament, leaving little but pride on the line for yesterday’s game, but they failed to earn - APNZ much of that.

Otago just sneaks in

Mid Canterbury’s Ross McKay is beaten to the ball in the line-out against Otago B in Oamaru on Saturday. Photo Jonathan Leask 170813-JL-025

Coach presented with quandaries By Jonathan Leask

Mid Canterbury went down to Otago B 13-20 in Oamaru on Saturday, leaving coach Glenn Moore with plenty to ponder before taking on Poverty Bay in the start of the Heartland rugby championship this weekend. Otago B gave Mid Canterbury a strong opposition in their final pre-season hit out. An early converted try from Otago B was answered with two long range penalties from

Murray Williams to make it 7-6. The Hammers then took the lead through speedster Muleli Bula and the Williams conversion made it 13-10. Otago B were gifted a try when Mid Canterbury captain Jon Dampney kept an attempted kick for touch from a penalty in play, but then slipped over and the Otago winger was rewarded for his chase with a simple try, putting Otago B in front 15-13 at halftime. Mid Canterbury spent pre-

cious little time in the opposition territory in the second half and had little opportunity to attack, but their defensive structure got a good workout. “The defence was outstanding really given we played 20 minutes with 14 men,” Moore said. A dangerous tackle from Tukulua Tolu and a case of mistaken identity had Peni Manumanuniwila receive the yellow card and in his absence Otago B was finally able to

crack the Hammers line. Tolu eventually received his yellow card in the closing stages but the score remained at 13-20. The scrum was solid enough under the new laws but of big concern was the faltering lineout. “The lineout has been an issue in the last few games and certainly something we need sorted out,” Moore said. Mid Canterbury have six days to sort those things about for the start of the campaign.

Otago finished just ahead of Bay of Plenty in a penalty-ridden ITM Cup game in Dunedin yesterday. The home side won 32-29 after trailing 19-13 at halftime. Neither team could put the other one away and the loser was slightly unlucky. Best for Bay of Plenty was loose forward Carl Axtens and halfback Samisoni Fisilau while openside flanker Lee Allan had an impressive 50 minutes for - ODT Otago.

Shield stays in Hamilton

Waikato were given a scare but managed to see off North-land at Waikato Stadium on Saturday night to retain the Ranfurly Shield for another week. The holders withstood a big challenge from a fired-up Northland side, winning 31-22 in a clash closer than the scoreboard indicated. On another day, one in which they possessed a greater attacking edge, Northland may have delighted the large contingent of supporters determined to take the Shield home. - APNZ

Battle of the bridge

All Blacks promising no let up By Darren WaLton The ruthless All Blacks have declared there will be no respite for the Wallabies when they seek to lock up the Bledisloe Cup for an 11th consecutive year in Wellington on Saturday. Unbeaten in New Zealand since 2009, the All Blacks are raging favourites to retain trans-Tasman bragging rights with a 15th straight win over the Wallabies on home soil. But the humble world champions are refusing to count their chickens despite piling on six tries in Saturday night’s 47Photo aP 29 romp in the opening BledRichie McCaw gets the up- sloe Cup game in Sydney. Skipper Richie McCaw says per hand on Saturday night.

with the margins so fine at the top there can be no room for complacency. “There’s very, very little between these teams and if you don’t get the prep right and you don’t turn up and put the performances out there, you come second,” he said. “So if you start thinking that you’re better than you are, you’ll tip up. “I think that’s the greatest challenge in sport - to back up performance after performance. “It’s easy when you have a bad one to get that motivation. It’s being able to make sure you do that when you have had a win. “That’s the way we look at it.” McCaw had no trouble playing 72 minutes in his first Test

after a nine-month sabbatical. Coach Steve Hansen said Steven Luatua would continue to deputise for injured flanker Liam Messam, while man-ofthe-match Aaron Cruden will look to make the five-eighth position, which injured star Dan Carter once had a mortgage on, his own for the remainder of the Rugby Championship. In a Carter-esque display, Cruden notched 22 points from a try, four conversions and three penalties, all while controlling the slick All Blacks backline with precision and guile. Hansen, though, warned that his side would be looking to be even more clinical on Saturday. - AAP

They may be neighbours but geographical proximity was the only thing Auckland had in common with North Harbour after easing to a 27-20 victory at Eden Park yesterday. The two sides continued the contrasting fortunes they experienced in last year’s ITM Cup, with Harbour flattered by the scoreline as their local rivals ran out four tries-totwo winners. - APNZ

Decision upsets Bennett

Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett has accused Melbourne of deliberately conceding penalties to slow down the game and admitted he no longer knows what constitutes a sin-binning offence in the NRL. Bennett said Cooper Cronk should have spent 10 minutes on the sidelines when he took out Darius Boyd as he advanced towards a Jarrod Mullen chip-kick just 10 metres from the Storm’s line. “There’s no doubt he should have been sent to the sin-bin. That’s not sour grapes, it’s a professional foul,” Bennett said. - NZH

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In brief

Slugging it out



Christian Tikao led the way for the locals at the Ashburton Boxing Club tournament on Saturday night. Fresh from defending his Southland title a week earlier Tikao claimed a unanimous decision win over Queenstown’s Mike McKee in what was the only win from the local sluggers. “The results didn’t all go our way but it was a ripper of a night,” Ashburton Boxing Club coach Colin Sheehan said. There was a full card of 12 bouts and the locals had to wait until the penultimate fight to have anything to smile about as Tikao outscored McKee in a performance that has Sheehan certain he will head to the Canterbury Championships in September. Connor Perriton was the first of the Ashburton sluggers to step in the ring but was beaten by Christchurch’s Caleb Hauraki in bout three. Despite a bleeding nose Melissa McGlynn fought well in the only female bout but was outscored by Queenstown’s Elizabeth Regan. Declan O’Neill stood up in the first round but was outscored in the final two to be beaten by Christchurch’s Jermaine Tauamiti. There was also a special presentation at the half-time break to long serving Ashburton referee Des O’Grady who was making his last appearance as a judge at his club’s tournament after 50 years scoring ringside.

Ashburton’s Melissa McGlynn throws a right hand at a dodging Elizabeth Regan during the Ashburton Boxing Club Tournament on Saturday night. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 170813-JJ-071

Gill into record books

Jacko Gill has the Commonwealth Games in his sights after he broke the world junior shot put record at the Millennium Track on Auckland’s North Shore yesterday. The 18-year-old produced a 23m effort with the 6kg shot to pass the previous mark of 22.73m that was set by German David Storl. Gill has been troubled by a foot injury and a couple of other niggles this year but shook off his concerns to complete a clean sweep of the world age-group records. - APNZ

Wenger defends policy

Arsene Wenger was forced to mount a defiant defence of Arsenal’s transfer policy after his side suffered a disastrous start to the Premier League campaign. A 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa prompted an angry reaction from supporters at the Emirates Stadium who made it clear they were unimpressed with Wenger’s failure to land his principal targets during preseason. Yet while Gunners boss Wenger insists he will continue with his efforts to strengthen his squad, he denied the absence of a big name signing was responsible for his side’s dismal opening day defeat to an - AFP impressive Villa side.

M2 Taupo gallops Today at Taupo raceway

Taupo RC Venue: Taupo Meeting Date: 19 Aug 2013 NZ Meeting number : 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.56pm MARKS EWEN & ASSOCIATES MAIDEN 1800 $7000, MDN, 1800m 1 x0444 Huarwee (9) 58.5 ...........................H Tinsley 2 50433 Call The Shots (2) 58.5 ...............T Thornton 3 x3456 Sunset Pass (1) 58.5.....................O Bosson 4 x5467 Ima Perfect Guy (8) 58.5 ...............M McNab 5 08x59 Gingerbread Man (6) 58.5... M Dravitzki (a2) 6 07x06 Hunky Dory (7) 58.5 ........................J Riddell 7 x8043 Set (5) 56.5 .....................................R Myers 8 x0846 Lady Lindauer (10) 56.5 ............J Oliver (a4) 9 x0600 Encharm (4) 56.5 ...................... A Collett (a) 10 x6557 Cartelora (3) 56.5 .......................M Sweeney 11 x0756 I’m Ruby (11) 56.5 ...................... D Johnson 2 1.31pm THE CAMBRIDGE STUD BURGUNDY R65 1000 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1000m 1 5422x Irish Fling db (6) 59 ........................H Tinsley 2 17. Fast Fiction m (1) 59 .....................O Bosson 3 x3661 Bay Dancer m (3) 58.5 ........ M Dravitzki (a2) 4 7x35x Never Surrender dm (2) 58.5 ...... D Johnson 5 6x229 Best Command tdmb (10) 58 ............L Innes 6 3510x Quality Street b (8) 57.5 ..................R Myers 7 16340 Ason m (9) 57 ...............................M McNab 8 21 Dunoon d (7) 56 ........................ M D Plessis 9 120. Goodn’targ m (5) 54.5 ......... R Hutchings (a) 10 58x09 Tanaya m (4) 54.5 .................. A Forbes (a1)



2.06pm THE BRADBURY PARK BOWL 3YO FILLIES HANDICAP $7000, 3YOF HCP, 1200m 1 1111x Recite d (4) 60 .................... M Dravitzki (a2) 2 1x22x Bounding (3) 57.5 ..................... M D Plessis 3 314x3 Girl Of My Dreams d (2) 55.5 ............L Innes 4 x316x Ruthless Lady d (1) 54 .................... K Myers 5 Question Mark (5) 54 ...............K Leung (a3) 4 2.41pm SHOWCASING MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN 1 3523x Karmazyn (8) 58.5 .............. M Dravitzki (a2) 2 4x Mr Garcia b (7) 58.5 .................. M D Plessis 3 5x0x Our Eejay 58.5 ............................. Scratched 4 4305x Gold (13) 56.5 ...............................D Bradley 5 465 Umizoomi (12) 56.5......................... R Jones 6 8x57x Roc de Chine (3) 56.5 ..................... K Myers 7 3. Kentucky Son (5) 56...........................J Jago 8 78. Blizzard (4) 56 ..................... R Hutchings (a) 9 Hardcore Rock 56 ........................ Scratched 10 65x Kick Buttowski (9) 56.............. A Forbes (a1) 11 9x Wolfwhistle (6) 56..............................L Innes 12 Satay (2) 54.................................T Thornton 13 Ambrosia (11) 54 .......................M Coleman 14 Carmen Sandiego (1) 54.................R Myers 15 Zebtaine h (10) 56.5...........................M Hills 16 3x9 Keen Tempo 58.5 ......................... Scratched 17 Proud Life 56.5 ............................. Scratched 18 Question Mark 54......................... Scratched Emergencies: Carmen Sandiego, Zebtaine, Keen Tempo, Proud Life, Question Mark

5 3.16pm FULLY FLEDGED AT FAIRDALE MAIDEN 1000 $7000, MDN, 1000m 1 Jack Flash (7) 58.5......................T Thornton 2 Proud Life 56.5 ............................. Scratched 3 4554x Lucky Feather (9) 56 ....................... R Jones 4 Atlante (6) 56 ..................................J Riddell 5 El Roca (5) 56 ...................................L Innes 6 252x2 Dreamer b (12) 54........................... K Myers 7 32x Quake (13) 54 8 359x6 Save The Melody (2) 54 ...... R Hutchings (a) 9 Costa Viva 54 ............................... Scratched 10 Dresden Park (1) 54 .................. M D Plessis 11 Waitino Biscuit 54......................... Scratched 12 8x Zambari (10) 54 .........................M Coleman 13 7x Hush Hush (11) 54 14 7. The Knight’s Queen (3) 56.5 ...........R Myers 15 7x Wairere 54.................................... Scratched 16 67x00 Gut Busta (14) 58.5................ A Forbes (a1) 17 x5088 Decadent (8) 56.5 18 98x0x Permission Granted (4) 56.5 Emergencies: Hush Hush, The Knight’s Queen, Wairere, Gut Busta, Decadent, Permission Granted 6 3.51pm OCEAN PARK AT WAIKATO STUD R65 1300 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1300m 1 00302 Tradtri (10) 59................................O Bosson 2 3x320 Thedepot b (11) 58.5 ......................J Riddell 3 x3251 The Paperboy (6) 58 ............ M Cheung (a4) 4 8430x Beauty Humour (3) 57.............. S Wong (a4)

5 3435x Zaragoza (5) 56.5 ....................... D Johnson 6 x3710 Contrada (2) 55.5 .....................K Leung (a3) 7 x0538 Prince Of Thrace (4) 55.5..................L Innes 8 168. Clos De Tart mb (7) 55 .................... K Myers 9 6965x La Vitesse (12) 55 ......................M Coleman 10 5806x Shallwetellthem (9) 55 ....................R Myers 11 x3445 Oh Em Gee m (1) 54.............. A Forbes (a1) 12 48x04 Sloshed (8) 54........................... M D Plessis 13 x0940 Whoopi Gee 54 ............................ Scratched 7 4.26pm THE DARCI BRAHMA MAIDEN 1300 $7000, MDN, 1300m 1 x3x53 Carmody (12) 58.5 .................... M D Plessis 2 0x2 Rapid Gain b (10) 58.5..................O Bosson 3 626 Flash Forward (1) 58.5 ....................S Collett 4 x8538 He’s Myn (3) 58.5 ............................J Riddell 5 60x94 Da Beast (6) 58.5 ...............................M Hills 6 3x9. Keen Tempo (8) 58.5 ........... R Hutchings (a) 7 5x674 Lavish Prince (9) 58.5 ...................D Bradley 8 62054 Senatorial (4) 56.5 ...................K Leung (a3) 9 3x Frankly (5) 56.5 ................... M Dravitzki (a2) 10 Indemnity (7) 56.5 .......................T Thornton 11 08579 Third Rate Romance (2) 56.5 ......... K Myers 12 0x760 Mooretaine h (11) 56.5.......................J Jago 13 7523x Puccini (13) 56 ....................... A Forbes (a1) Blinkers on : Save The Melody (R5), Oh Em Gee (R6), Flash Forward (R7) Blinkers off : Umizoomi (R4), La Vitesse (R6), Senatorial (R7)

Winkers on : Prince Of Thrace, La Vitesse (R6) Winkers off : Never Surrender (R2), Beauty Humour, Oh Em Gee (R6) Pacifiers on : Never Surrender, Tanaya (R2)

Mark Sweeney is down to ride Cartelora in the first on the card at the Taupo gallops today.

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

37 Know Smiggle nwtd ...................... G Cleeve 1 14584 Mamalulu 17.65 C & .......................... Fagan Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington 1 25732 Easy Silence nwtd............................ B Dann 6 Raceway Meeting Date: 19 Aug 2013 NZ Meeting num- 2 52563 Cool Bear nwtd ............................... M Grant 7 54226 Court The Belle nwtd L & ................... Wales 2 47725 Cawbourne Hurdo 17.51 M G &......SR Hurd ber : 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 3 64157 Fanta’s Fever 17.78 C &..................... Fagan 8 23637 Casino Black nwtd .....................H Anderton 3 56848 Another Gunna nwtd .................J McInerney and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 4 F7684 Candy Belle nwtd S & .....................B Evans 9 72451 Scotsome Power 30.99 M &..............Jopson 4 7x67x Belisconi nwtd W & ........................... Nissen 5 27514 Word For Word 17.77 ................R Blackburn 10 46367 Opawa Lauren nwtd L &..................... Wales 5 28162 Mary Marlow 17.48 ......................... M Grant and 9; 10, 11 and 12 6 32357 Ohoka Hart 17.71 ........................ L Waretini 6 4.52pm SKY HIGH SCAFFOLDING DASH C1, 295m 6 12462 Blue Gale Rise 17.66 ....................... B Dann 1 3.25pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C1, 295m 1 76443 Billy Brand 17.89 .............................. B Dann 7 34877 Mulberry Hunter nwtd................... K Cassidy 1 43681 Mulberry Brook 17.59................... K Cassidy 7 46675 Ohoka Blue 17.49 ........................ L Waretini 2 12223 Wellywood 17.81 W & ....................... Nissen 8 23814 Wunzee nwtd ............................J McInerney 2 44756 Black Tank nwtd L G & ................ SJA Stone 8 33487 Son of Grace 17.61 ...................R Blackburn 3 82684 Zed Kay Man 17.60 .....................D Kingston 9 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 3 27278 Homebush Daphne nwtd ..........A Bradshaw 9 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 4 13736 Chase The Stars 17.88 M & ................ Smith 10 75787 Homebush Nos nwtd .................J McInerney 4 11 Keramus 17.44 .............................. G Cleeve 10 76F87 Homebush Awesome 18.04 ......J McInerney 5 36835 Nitro Express nwtd ....................... L Waretini 4 4.17pm (NZT) CAROL’S TAB SPRINT C1, 295m 5 11355 Emily Patrick 17.55 ...........................J Dunn 9 5.45pm MILLER BAR & CAFE STAKES C1, 520m 6 41823 Cec Divine 17.60........................... G Cleeve 1 86675 Noisy Leo 17.58 ........................J McInerney 6 23257 Harper Mehl nwtd S & .....................B Evans 1 55164 Opawa Anne 30.73 L & ...................... Wales 7 86843 Twister Al 17.43........................... J McMillan 2 28615 Gracy Racer 17.60 ..........................S Fagan 7 41728 Cawbourne Polly nwtd .................... M Grant 2 32326 Mega Girl 30.73 A &...........................Seque 8 33244 Cawbourne Ranga nwtd ................. M Grant 3 68x88 Glenn Is Goodesy nwtd................... M Grant 8 24564 Yapster Jewel 17.55 M &..................... Smith 3 26435 Bank Roller 30.67 .............................M Flipp 9 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 4 25144 Starburst Benny 17.55 .................... M Grant 9 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 4 52335 Know Future 30.74........................ G Cleeve 10 75787 Homebush Nos nwtd .................J McInerney 5 43574 Red Eye Max nwtd .................... R Cockburn 10 75787 Homebush Nos nwtd .................J McInerney 5 61234 Opawa Romeo 30.92 L & ................... Wales 6 71171 Mer De Noms 17.41 ..................R Blackburn 7 5.10pm EMERSON CONSULTANCY STKS C1, 520m 6 65486 Canvas Rider 31.57 M & ...................Jopson 2 3.42pm KOLORFUL KANVAS DASH C0, 295m 1 34341 Teevee Kimba 17.77 .........................M Flipp 7 84363 Go Nola 17.55 ............................... G Cleeve 1 77x32 Nom De Plume 31.19................R Blackburn 7 84527 Opawa Jean 30.73 L &....................... Wales 2 72 Abogado nwtd ...................................M Flipp 8 71374 Claremont Diva 17.73 ...................... B Dann 2 2F331 Opawa Stretch 30.33 J & ................D Fahey 8 25132 Carat’s Prince 30.62 J & .................D Fahey 3 35547 Vienna nwtd ..............................R Blackburn 9 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 3 62211 Stich Up 30.81 S &..........................B Evans 9 37747 Massage Only 31.09 ...................D Kingston 4 5x225 Cawbourne Beau nwtd.................... M Grant 10 76F87 Homebush Awesome 18.04 ......J McInerney 4 45561 Know Taste 30.85.......................... G Cleeve 10 78758 Secret Sarah 31.03 S & ..................B Evans 5 58735 Bublin Jed nwtd.................................M Flipp 5 4.35pm AWARDS DINNER 24 AUGUST 0274310117 5 47523 Opawa Cassidy 31.13 L &.................. Wales 10 6.02pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC DASH C1, 295m 6 54577 White Legs 30.82 ......................J McInerney 1 F7552 Smash Dora 17.53 .......................... M Grant 6 22248 Hot Tea nwtd .............................A Bradshaw STAKES C0, 520m 7 4754F Business Chic nwtd M & ...................Jopson 1 25245 McJopson nwtd S & ........................B Evans 7 75254 Opawa Natty 30.92 L & ...................... Wales 2 46542 Jack’s A Jewel 17.35 ....................C Roberts 8 8 Cassie Haka nwtd .....................J McInerney 2 27 Know Rights nwtd ......................... G Cleeve 8 62572 Know Solution 30.99 .................... L Waretini 3 75756 Star Gun nwtd J & ..................................May 9 473 Trumped Up nwtd M & ......................Jopson 3 66238 Opawa Paul nwtd L &......................... Wales 9 37747 Massage Only 31.09 ...................D Kingston 4 13655 Goldstar Jeanie 17.53 S & ..............B Evans 10 3 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd ....................C Roberts 4 48 Know Judge nwtd .......................... G Cleeve 10 16758 Wagon Wheel 30.58 M & ..................Jopson 5 58751 Jet Even 17.62 .............................A Williams 5 53223 Noble Fantasy nwtd S &..................B Evans 8 5.27pm CTV SPRINT C1, 295m 6 47465 Belfast Suzy 17.69 H & .......................Taylor 3 4.00pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO DASH C1, 295m

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78458 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 64386 Rite Round Range 17.72 ..........A Bradshaw 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 75787 Homebush Nos nwtd .................J McInerney 11 6.20pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ STAKES C1, 520m 1 12334 Opawa Leanne 31.20 L & .................. Wales 2 22133 Girl Pride 31.54 A & ...........................Seque 3 478x8 Know Fun 30.62 ........................... L Waretini 4 12 Know Security 31.14 ..................... G Cleeve 5 1118x False Notion 30.54 J & ....................D Fahey 6 15638 Opawa Pearl 30.98 L & ...................... Wales 7 55466 Blushing Belle 30.67 L & .................... Wales 8 28475 Gypsy Hunter 30.85 W & .................. Nissen 9 37747 Massage Only 31.09 ...................D Kingston 10 84778 Baby James 30.98 ....................J McInerney 12 6.40pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C1, 295m 1 55468 Flirt With Me 17.64 M & ....................Jopson 2 36166 Genia Haka 17.74 .....................J McInerney 3 61227 Duco To Duco 17.73..........................M Flipp 4 48632 Starburst Paul nwtd ......................... M Grant 5 76413 Charles Fredrick 17.82 ......................J Dunn 6 18663 Go Timmee 17.63 ......................... G Cleeve 7 1584F Be Prepared 17.35 ........................... B Dann 8 76487 Ohoka Sandy 17.63 ..................... L Waretini 9 66867 Hear Hare Here 17.60 P & .................Doody 10 76F87 Homebush Awesome 18.04 ......J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Sport Monday, August 19, 2013

In brief



Ashburton Guardian 19

Unbeaten streak intact

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Defending premiers Methven A made a statement in crushing College A 43-19 in Saturday’s fourth round of premier netball, a week out from their match-up with title rivals Celtic. College A needed an inspired performance to keep their playoff hopes alive, but a motivated Methven outfit had other plans. “I think it was a matter of experience and our girls turned up to play,” Methven coach Dianne McTigue said. “They didn’t really have a lot of answers for us.” Methven raced ahead in the first quarter to lead 11-4 and doubled their score by halftime. With the game well in hand McTigue used the opportunity to “rotate” some of her players into different combinations, but they were still too efficient. “We were able to mix up our combinations but with Leanne (Clemens) and Rebecca (Robinson) shooting so well it made things a lot easier.” Methven came out ahead 9-6 in a tighter third quarter before they closed out the final quarter 12-6 for the comprehensive win in wet conditions. Despite the rain the round had to go ahead or the season would end in straight finals having already had a few weeks rained off already this season. The win cemented Methven’s top four spot and Hampstead then followed suit, outclassing College B 32-18 to lock in a top four spot. Celtic A continued an unbeaten season eclipsing last year’s 10 game win-streak with their 26-10 win over United, their eleventh straight since losing last year’s W L BP Pts final (excluding grading ■ Celtic 4 0 0 16 games, where they were ■ Hampstead 3 1 1 13 also unbeaten). Their shot at ■ Methven 3 1 0 12 12 straight wins and an unbeat■ United 1 3 1 5 en regular season is against defend■ College A 1 3 0 4 ing premiers Methven in a mouth■ College B 0 4 0 0 watering final round matchup. United are staring down a must-win final round clash with Hampstead A to claim fourth spot Celtic’s Rachel MacGregor moves to defend United’s Kelsey Ashworth in a rain soaked with College A also in contention fourth round of the premier netball competition on Saturday. taking on winless College B. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 170813-JJ-051

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New football viewing

Kiwi football fans have had their first taste of Premierleaguepass. com and the new online broadcasting platform received mixed reviews around the country. Coliseum stunned New Zealand’s sport broadcasting market by securing the English Premier League rights from Sky in June, and CEO Tim Martin said he was very satisfied with opening night. “For the vast majority of customers, the service worked great,” Martin said. Thousands of fans fired up computers to watch Liverpool against Stoke at 11.30pm and Twitter was quickly awash with praise, and questions - HOL about the new service.

Adams eyes Tall Blacks

Kiwi NBA rookie Steven Adams wants to suit up for the Tall Blacks in future, providing it works in with his busy schedule. The 20-year-old was drafted 12th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder this year but wasn’t available to play for New Zealand on their recent tour to China or their ongoing series against Australia. Adams has been busy with the NBA’s summer league and various training camps as he looks to get up to speed with the pro game after he played only one year of college hoops before he declared for the draft. Adams said the Thunder wouldn’t stand in the way of him representing - APNZ New Zealand.

Gold rush carries on

Champion New Zealand swimmers Sophie Pascoe and Mary Fisher continued their golden deluge with a brace of victories at the IPC world championships in Montreal yesterday. Christchurch’s Pascoe won her third gold medal in as many events when she triumphed in her S10 category 100m butterfly final, and in a world record time. Fisher, from Wellington, won her fourth gold in five swims - having to settle for silver in the other - in the S11 100m butterfly. For Pascoe, it was the event in which she won one of her three gold medals at last year’s Paralympics in London. - NZH

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All persons having claims against the under mentioned estate are required to send particulars of such claims in duplicate and certified as owing as at date of death of the deceased to Perpetual Trust limited at its office at Level 17, AMP Centre, 29 Customs Street West, PO Box 3376, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, not later than 20 September 2013 .

Wakanui Black’s Adam Wilson celebrates a goal with a thumbs up to his team-mates against Timaru Boys on Saturday. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 170813-JJ-056

Hat-trick still on the cards BY JONATHAN LEASK


Wakanui Black has a shot at a Walker and Hall Shield hat-trick when they face Northern Hearts in the men’s final of the MidSouth Canterbury Hockey competition. Wakanui Black were too good for Timaru Boys to continue their unbeaten season through to the grand final where they will meet Hearts after they got the better of last year’s finalists Wakanui Blue 5-4. Black had no major trouble in taking down Timaru Boys 4-1 for a shot at the hat-trick, with added pressure of securing an unbeaten season, or the infamy

of losing at the final hurdle. “There will be a bit of pressure on us to keep that unbeaten run,” Wakanui Black’s Mark Bennett said. “Timaru Boys’ gave us a really good hit out which is what we needed. “We sorted a few things out during the game and bar 10 minutes in the first half it was a pretty complete performance.” Wakanui Blue faced a third consecutive showdown with Hearts for a place in the final, and for a second time it went the way of Hearts 5-4. After playing “rubbish hockey” in the first half Blue were down 3-0 at half time before a second half rally fell short.

Daily Daily Events Events Thursday Monday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE 9.00am INC.DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. ST For free budget advice and workshop Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Allens Road, Allenton. Consultancy House. 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE 9.30am INC. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. For free budget advice and workshop Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30am Tuesday MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.00am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. ST DAVID’Sexercise UNIONfor CHURCH. Stretching all abilities. M.S.A. Real Women circuit training Social hall, Havelock Street. in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.40am


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12.30pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, TE HUB. Racecourse Road. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, Enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 12noon - 3.00pm hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street, Tinwald. ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 11.00am - 3.00pm ASSOCIATION (INC). TE HUB.centre. Community house, rear of Signing Seeds, seedlings, enviro centre. Westpac Bank, 122workshops, Tancred Street. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road.

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“We tried to mix things up and while we succeeded in opening things up on attack we also left ourselves vulnerable at the back,” Blue’s Sam Moore said. “We had the chances to do it but we weren’t tight enough at the back.” Tinwald’s season was also brought to an end, losing 1-2 to Tainui in their plate semi-final. In the women’s competition Hampstead finished their season on a high with a 3-0 win over Timaru Girls’. Defending champions St Andrews put six unanswered goals past Pleasant Point and will meet Craighead in the final after they beat Geraldine 4-2.

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2.00pm HINDS GARDEN CIRCLE. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Look at itemsCentre, and afternoon tea. and Euchre in retail the Parish Cnr Burnett Lushingtons, Winter Streets.Main Road, Tinwald TINWALD 7.30pm INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers welcome, GLENYS’ DANCETinwald GROUP.Hall, Graham Street. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. ASHBURTON ELECTRONIC ORGAN & All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. KEYBOARD CLUB. 7.30night - 9.30pm Club concert. Seniors Centre, Cameron ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Street. Stitch and chat. Preparation for exhibition. Senior Centre. 5.30pm ALLENTON TENNIS CLUB. Junior Tennis registration. Allenton Sports club, Cavendish Street. 5.00 - 7.00pm 7.30pm - 9.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Family funeveryone night. Fish ‘n’ chipsracquets followed Great fun, welcome, by games. Also Gluten food.Street. Please provided. Sports hall, 35 free Tancred ring Church Office 308 5174 or text Isobel 7.30pm 027 386 8166 by Thursday 15 August for FOREST & BIRD. indication of food to order. St David’s Chris Rickard, local farmer. His work with Church Hall, 48 Allens Road. Kiwis. Sinclair Centre, Park Street.

Puzzles Monday, August 19, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Quaff such fortified wines as one lends one’s name to (8) 7. Soundly observed piece of drama (5) 8. A line of rulers dry right out, very unpleasant (7) 9. Reporter’s selfannouncement to fix it in one’s mind? (7) 10. Newspaper title to repeat another’s words (4) 12. No longer a child to a child (5-2) 14. A seaman among the Communists impedes progress (7) 17. Body picture will work, poetically (4) 18. Not up to being different on either side? (7) 21. A fan will be an elector, indeed, without end (7) 22. To keep the betting safe, this may be the natural limit (5) 23. A chap who holds another by name is from the New World (8)


















DOWN 1. No end of a dust-up on private room, it’s so abrupt (6) 2. Inclination of writer unable to include end of paragraph (8) 3. Eject those opposed to ‘them’ in first part of Bible (4) 4. Is attempting to be sitting like a judge (6) 5. Gala occasion when Summer in France is loudly kicked off (4) 6. Rises from one’s bed and puts on a show (4,2) 7. One will assume an artistic stance but eat first (7)

11. Vehicle ring to employ to go out on a spree (7) 13. Sort of drug Ron confused with cacti (8) 14. No gentlemen, Hugo’s? Could be right to begin with (6) 15. Dole out in writing up, but not often (6) 16. Sort of spontaneous translation that’s not understood? (6) 19. Boy with a turn-round in the current situation (4) 20. Sound mad to put the last first, but claim it’s true (4)

QUICK ACROSS 1. Trail (4) 8. Not earned (10) 9. Sloping area of ground (8) 10. Spouse (4) 12. Buccaneer (6) 14. Goad (6) 15. Lasso (6) 17. Protective headgear (6) 18. Network (4) 19. Family member (8) 21. Quay (10) 22. Compass point (4)


SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Obliterate 6. Stir 10. Piece of one’s mind 11. Sidesteps 12. Ingle 13. Dowse 15. Hectic 19. Quarto 20. Glass 23. Natal 24. Rehearsed 26. Scatter-cushions 27. Yoke 28. Accessions Down 1. Opposed 2. Lies down 3. Trews 4. Refresher 5. Tongs 7. Twinge 8. Redress 9. Aspiring 14. Equality 16. Cookhouse 17. Maestoso 18. Amnesty 21. Sadists 22. Attack 24. Roric 25. Athos QUICK Across 1. Boasts 5. Napped 9. Strewn 10. Income 11. Pair 12. Imploded 14. Deaden 16. Eroded 19. Document 21. Vial 22. Clam up 23. Foodie 24. Secede 25. Lessen Down 2. Outrage 3. Steered 4. Sentience 6. Annul 7. Plodded 8. Dreaded 13. Plentiful 14. Deducts 15. Archaic 17. Obvious 18. Examine 20. Mound



DOWN 2. Totally destroy (10) 3. Body of a ship (4) 4. Look up to (6) 5. Behind (6) 6. Unfair arrangement (1,3,4) 7. Axe-like tool (4) 11. Lies (10) 13. Got down (8) 16. Tax (6) 17. Empty (6) 18. Cats’ high pitched cries (4) 20. Carry (4)


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LYSAGHT, Andrew (Andy) 25/9/1920 – 15/8/2013. Reg. No 407702 Gunner 3rd Division (Pacific) NZ Army; JP – On August 15, 2013, at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton. Peacefully in his 93rd year. Loved husband of the late Ellen (Nellie). Loved father and father-in-law of Dorothy (deceased), Gerard and Marie (Christchurch), Stephen (deceased), Ann and Rex Fleming (Morrinsville), Daniel and Heather (Ashburton), Matthew and Linda (Greymouth), Paul and Jo (Papakura), Helen and the late Kevin Briggs (Ashburton), Andrew and Jane (Hastings), Angela and David Dixon (Darfield), and Veronica and Nigel (London). Much loved grandfather to Mark and Christopher; Peter, Phillip, and Michael; Shaun and Brendon; Thomas and Bridget; Jacqui and Grant; Caitlin and Damian; Olivia, Blake, and Jack; and Ella. Much loved great grandfather to nine. Loved by all his nephews and nieces, family and friends. Rest in Peace. Messages to 27B Sapphire St, Christchurch 8051. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A funeral Mass for Andy will be held at the Church of The Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton on TUESDAY, August 20, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will be at the Church on Monday evening at 7.00pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

LYSAGHT, Andrew (Andy) – Loved brother and brother-inlaw of May and Steve Sugrue; James (Jim); Bid and George Lysaght (all deceased). Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. R.I.P. LYSAGHT, Andrew (Andy) – 25 September 1920 - 15 August 2013. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Kathleen (Sister Daniel) McDonnell; Jack and Sheelagh McDonnell; Dorothy and Bill Heenan; Moira and Martin Shelley; Jim and Vera McDonnell; Dan McDonnell, Leo and Nan McDonnell (all deceased.) Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. R.I.P. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to: to ensure publication. During office hours notices may also be sent to:




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isolated snow thunder flurries

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Mostly cloudy. Fresh northeasterlies.

THURSDAY Scattered rain clearing, and becoming fine. Fresh northeasterlies easing.

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Full moon

Bad fishing


Bad fishing

Set 6:48 am Rise 6:14 pm

Last quarter

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Rise 7:19 am Set 5:53 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday 107.9 Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:30 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday

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Waitaki Kurow at 3:00 pm, yesterday Source: Environment Canterbury

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Rise 7:21 am Set 5:52 pm

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Rain about the divide, possibly heavy during the morning, and scattered falls further east. Snow above 1200 metres. Gale NE easing and turning NW.

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 9.9 10.9 Max to 4pm 8.4 Minimum 8.7 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 6.0 16hr to 4pm August to date 18.4 Avg Aug to date 35 2013 to date 601.0 436 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 15 At 4pm Strongest gust NE 33 Time of gust 2:27pm

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A northeasterly flow develops over New Zealand tomorrow and strengthens on Wednesday as a trough approaches from the Tasman Sea. The trough moves over the country on Thursday, and is followed by an unsettled westerly flow.

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Tiki Tour 3 0 7am Fish Hooks 3 0 7:25 Rated A For Awesome 0 7:50 Transformers Prime 3 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Shortland Street PGR 3 0 11:30 Scrubs PGR 3 0 Noon The Secret Circle PGR 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm My Kitchen Rules PGR 3 0 3:10 Supernormal 0 3:20 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:30 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 4pm Kickin’ It 3 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 The Middle PGR 0 8pm Suburgatory PGR 0 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy AO 0 9:30 N Private Practice PGR Addison settles into her new life after making a choice between Jake and Sam; Violet fears the worst when Pete fails to attend his court hearing. 0 10:30 F Shameless AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Office 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 1pm Dr Phil AO An expectant mother wants to stop binging and purging while she is pregnant. 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3pm Million-Dollar Listing NY PGR 4pm Rachael Ray Jerome Bettis and Julie Benz join Rachael in preparing chorizo-and-black-bean soup with eggs. 5pm Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals Jamie cooks crab bolognese with crunchy fennel salad, and Mexican BLT, chillies, guacamole and salad. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Storm City – Earthquakes PGR 8:30 M Knight and Day AO 3 2010 Adventure. When a fugitive couple’s sometimes dangerous adventure erupts into double-crosses, close escapes, false identities, and romantic problems, they realise all they can count on is each other. Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard. 0 10:50 Nightline

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Midnight Sailing – America’s Cup (Highlights) 12:45 World’s Strictest Parents US PGR 3 0 1:45 Infomercials 5:05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:40 N Orange Is The New Black AO 12:45 Brothers And Sisters PGR 3 0 1:35 Infomercials 2:40 Private Practice AO 3 0 3:25 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:15 Anderson Live 3 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials

11:30 The Winter Games (Highlights) Nightly highlights coverage from the 2013 Winter Games in the Queenstown region. 12:10 Sons Of Anarchy AO 3 1:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church

11:20 Entertainment Tonight 11:45 Infomercials



12:30 Benny Hinn 1am House Crashers 1:30 What’s Really In Our Food? 2am Trish’s Paris Kitchen 2:30 Secret Meat Business 3am Design Star 4am B-Guided 5am Coast

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11:30 Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) Pure Michigan 400. 12:30 Motorsport – Nascar Nationwide Series 1:30 UFC On Fox 8 (Replay) 3:30 Basketball – Men’s FIBA Oceania Championship (Replay) 5:30 Red Bull Chronicles

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SKY SPORT 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Kai Time On The Road Chef Peter Peeti goes to the Bay of Plenty to visit a new shop with the flavours of fresh seafood. 8pm F Behind The Faces 3 8:30 Native Affairs 9:30 A New Hope AO 10pm Tatai Hono 3 10:30 Rugby League – UK Super League


12:30 Te Kaea 3 2 1am Closedown


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6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs PG Scrapple Maker. 7:30 Sons Of Guns M 8:30 Tuna Wranglers PG 9:30 Deadliest Catch PG 10:30 Top Hooker PG 11:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 12:30 I (Almost) Got Away With It M Got to Hide Out in Suburbia. 1:30 Blood, Lies And Alibis M 2:30 Auction Hunters PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Sons Of Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Sons Of Guns M 7:30 Auction Kings PG 8pm Auction Hunters PG 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 The Big Brain Theory PG 10:30 Deadly Devotion M 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M

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12:35 Biography – Marisa Tomei PG 2010 Documentary. 1:25 The Omen 16VL 2006 Horror. Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles. 3:15 A Beautiful Mind M 2001 Drama. 5:30 Assault On Precinct 13 16VL 2005 Action.



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SKY SPORT 1 6:30 Rugby – International (Highlights) Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 7am L Golf – US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship – Round Four. From Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. 10am Rugby – World Club Sevens (Highlights) Day Two. From Twickenham in London. 11:30 Rugby – International (Highlights) Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Noon Rugby – International (Replay) South Africa v Argentina. From Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. 2pm Athletics – IAAF World Championships (Replay) Day Nine – Evening Session. From Moscow, Russia. 6:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 7pm Arena Access 7:30 Basketball – Women’s FIBA Oceania Championship (Replay) Opals v Tall Ferns – Game Two. From AIS Arena in Canberra. 9:30 Basketball – Men’s FIBA Oceania Championship (Replay) Boomers v Tall Blacks – Game Two. From AIS Arena in Canberra.

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2:05 Masterchef USA PGR 3 The search continues for America’s best chef. 3pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 0 3:30 Getaway 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0


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24 Monday, August 19, 2013

Ashburton College’s Jason Street gets face to face with his St Thomas opponents during the haka before the plate final of the Crusaders Secondary School rugby competition. Photo JosePh Johnson 170813-JJ-009

Up close and personal By Jonathan Leask

Ashburton College were outplayed by St Thomas’ to go down 10-19 in the plate final of the Crusaders Secondary School rugby competition at Allenton on Saturday. St Thomas made the stronger start in the wet conditions and then managed to hold College at bay to take the win. “They were just better on the day and wanted it more than us,” Ashburton College coach Shane Enright said. “We both had to turn up and

They were just better on the day and wanted it more than us play in the wet weather, but they just played better.” St Thomas’ kicked three pen-

alties to get out to a 9-0 lead before College hit back with a try to prop Mathew Iakopo and Nathan McCloy converted and it remained 7-9 at halftime. After the break St Thomas’ made the decisive play scoring a try to move out to 16-7 before McCloy landed a penalty to close the gap to six. “We kept on attacking but we couldn’t put the phases together to create anything,” Enright said. With five minutes to go St Thomas’ put the final nail in the coffin, kicking a penalty to take

a nine point lead and then holding on for the win. It wasn’t the result College were hoping for but their sixth place finish is still easily the best in the school’s history and they now fully focus on a bigger finish to the season. As the top co-ed school in the College host the top co-ed team from the Highlanders competition, Dunstan High School, on August 31 in the South Island Co-ed final, with the winner going to the national top four finals in Rotorua the following week.

Historic win Marlborough Boys won their first Crusaders competition title and became only the fourth school to win the cup when the beat Nelson College 15-11 in Blenheim. After being beaten in the 2006 and 2008 finals, Marlborough beat their Tasman rivals and 2007 winners Nelson in a tight final, outscoring the visitors two tries to one. The bowl went to Timaru Boys’ after they got up over Waimea 17-12 and the shield went to Lincoln after they beat Shirley 13-11.

Ashburton Guardian, August 19 2013