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CHANGES Interim school closures Branston Intermediate Manning Intermediate Greenpark School Glenmoor School Kendal School Linwood Intermediate Richmond School Interim mergers Burwood and Windsor Schools Central New Brighton and South New Brighton Schools Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West Schools North New Brighton and Freeville Schools Phillipstown and Woolston Schools Unlimited and Discovery Schools. tunities sitting lowly in “the teens” last year, Mr Murphy said it would be difficult for affected teachers to find refuge in the district. He agreed it could be the last straw for teachers and Christchurch families. “You would seriously think about it (moving to Mid Canterbury) if you lived in the red zone and the school your children go to closed. What would you stay for?” Education Minister Hekia Parata said it was “a sensible and fair plan”. Although she knew it would be a hard pill to swallow for some schools, she did not apologise for the overhaul. “Look, change is hard,” she said. Both principals said they were against the closures and mergers, Mr Cooper saying it was the most disorganised he had seen Ministry of Education in his 26-year career. “I have a problem with the ministry doing anything at the moment.” Mr Murphy labelled yesterday’s announcement as “an absolute travesty” and said he felt for his colleagues in Christchurch. Schools have until March 28 to put forward further information and final decisions will be made in May. Some Mid Canterbury schools will be holding a red-and-black day in support of affected schools in Christchurch.


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Reporter Sue Newman takes a quick and unexpected dip on the road during the Guardian’s road trip around the Ashburton District, with some of the people she met along the way.

By Sue Newman There’s a certain kind of magic in the Ashburton District, magic that can only be found in the country, early morning, when the sun is still new and the air smells like nothing other than damp grass. And the best way to go searching for that magic is on a bike where the world slips slowly by as the landscape unfolds. Yesterday as the sun was still stretching its legs the Guardian’s on-tour team left Ashburton behind and headed for the coast in search of the people who make

By Sam Morton The jetski incident at Lake Hood last week was a freak accident, a close friend of the injured man has revealed. Ashburton man Mark Wilson was at the lake on Wednesday night, catching up with his

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our district a great place to live. As the kilometres ticked by we found them – in paddocks, on the road, in backyards and in their homes. To a person they were happy to stop, to talk and to provide us with a small glimpse of their world. We biked on the richer for each encounter. We talked to people, we admired gardens, we looked across paddocks that told of rich harvests yet to come. And we also found quirky things. Discarded clothing on roadsides, a wealth of apple trees that told of long discarded apple cores by children long gone, stray cats, startled out of their early morn-


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ing slumber. There were cows and sheep but for many kilometres the landscape was bare of humans and animals, telling a story of the changing face of agriculture. The way we farm might have

changed, but the people who farm have not. Those we met along the way spelled that out very clearly. As we wrapped up day one of our five-day journey we celebrated, not only completing leg one in

good time, but we celebrated the people we’d met and the stories we’d been told. Yesterday we rode about 45 kilometres and finished our day in Hinds. Today we’ll be out there doing it over again. This time heading for Mayfield. We plan to ride up the Ashburton side of the Hinds River, crossing over at Hackthorne, but where we go depends on who we see. If you see us, don’t drive by, stop and have a chat. We’d love to share a little time with you, to get to know what you’re doing and why. More photos and story, P3

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The decimation among intermediate schools in Christchurch confirms they are an easy target, says an Ashburton principal. Ashburton Intermediate School principal Gavin Cooper was disappointed that almost half of the seven schools listed for closure are intermediate schools. He says intermediate schools have been used as a scapegoat by the Ministry of Education. Mr Cooper, a strong supporter of middle-school education, said it was easy for the ministry to close the intermediate schools as families had little emotional connection and Year 7 and 8 education was available at primary and secondary schools. The three intermediates; Branston, Linwood and Manning, are among seven schools which have the interim closure hanging over their heads, along with 12 other schools which are destined to merge. About 670 pupils are expected to be affected. “They haven’t thought about what’s needed for the kids, it’s just a cost-effective way to save money ... they are going to be at the top end of primary school or at the bottom end of college,” Mr Cooper said. “You only spend two years at an intermediate, whereas if you spend six years at a school you are more attached, so it does make it easier for the ministry to close intermediates.” Mr Cooper said intermediate schools fell in and out of favour with various governments, but he believed they offered a more specific education for the fragile age group. “I feel we are losing an opportunity for Year 7 and 8s to have a type of education that’s designed for them. It’s something unique and most appear to be really successful.” With several teachers set to be left in the cold from closures, Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association vice-president Chris Murphy expected there would be a spike in interest in teaching jobs in Mid Canterbury. “Mid Canterbury could be a viable choice for teachers looking to stay in the profession but the market is still very tight, there’s no schools here with ongoing vacancies,” Mr Murphy said. With primary school job oppor-

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Christchurch friends for a social get-together, when the accident occurred. Mr Wilson told the Guardian two of his friends, who both work for the same insurance company in Christchurch, were on a jetski together enjoying their time on the lake. As the jetski went over a small

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wave, the jetski passenger lost his balance, fell off and firmly grabbed hold of the accelerator, forcing him forwards in to the path of the jetski. “It was a freak accident, it really was unbelievable,” Mr Wilson said. “Of all things, what’s the chances of grabbing the accelerator, it

certainly wasn’t fortunate.” Initially, Mr Wilson’s friend thought he had done some serious damage to his head, but as it turned out he had escaped relatively unscathed. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter rushed the man to Christchurch Hospital, where he quickly recovered in the hospital ward.

“It could have been a lot worse, for sure,” Mr Wilson said. “He has got away with quite a bit of bruising and swelling and nothing was broken, except maybe his pride. He feels a bit embarrassed about the whole thing and wants to keep it on the low.” Mr Wilson is also a member of the Lake Hood voluntary patrol.

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Man erupts over rent plea A row over rent money resulted in two of Russell Lee Korostchuk’s flatmates fleeing to call the police - and assault and damage charges. Korostchuk, 34, unemployed, of Ashburton, appeared in front of Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court yesterday, where he was convicted on guilty pleas on two charges each of assault and intentional damage. The court was told that on January 13, Korostchuk - who had been drinking, got into an argument when asked for rent by his flatmate. He assaulted the man before turning his attention to another flatmate, who was at the time in his bedroom.

The men were kicked and punched in the head during the attack, before they escaped and holed up in a bedroom. Korostchuk attempted to batter the door down, before leaving to find an “iron bar�. In his absence, the men escaped and called the police. Korostchuk returned and when he found the men gone, he smashed up their vehicles. Police failed to locate Korostchuk that night, however the next day he went to the police station and handed himself in, saying he had been drunk and out of control. He was remanded for a presentence report and sentencing on March 18. Reparations totalling

$1460 are sought for the damaged vehicles. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Tyler Daniel Croll-Davis, unemployed of Ashburton, was allowed to go home on electronic bail yesterday, after spending several weeks in custody. Croll-Davis pleaded guilty to two charges of theft, arson, wilful damage and intentional damage and not guilty to beaching prison release conditions. He will return to court on March 18 for a status hearing on the breach charge, and presentence reports and sentencing on the remainder. Judge Maze told Croll-Davis electronic bail offered an opportunity to prove he could commit to an

electronically-monitored sentence. A self-confessed drug addict was given credit for his efforts to help himself. Jeffrey Andrew Knudsen, 47, of Ashburton, appeared for sentencing on two charges of unlawfully possessing firearms, ammunition and two of possessing and cultivating cannabis. Judge Maze was told Knudsen had undertaken intensive rehabilitation, including detoxification, and had engaged with counselling services. She accepted his explanation that the firearms were for recreational use, rather than part of the cannabis growing operation, however she said there was something “distinctly squiffy� about the later discovery of

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the second gun. The judge accepted the cannabis was for Knudsen’s own use, although she pointed out the quantity was at the upper end of the scale. Knudsen was sentenced to 150 hours’ of community work on each charge, to be served concurrently, and nine months’ intensive supervision, which includes judicial monitoring in three months, when Judge Maze will receive a report detailing his progress. An order was made for the destruction of the guns, ammunition and cannabis. More court news, P5

Monday • The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a Buttericks Road property, near Wakanui, yesterday, following reports a number of trees were on fire. The fire was put out on arrival and the fire crews returned to base. • Meanwhile, as one fire crew attended that incident, another crew was sent to assist St John, but was turned back before arrival. The incident proved to be minor. Weekend wrap: • Ashburton police are investigating two separate crashes at the weekend, including a ute crashing into a ditch and a crash on the corner of Mitcham Road and State Highway One. About 11.30am on Saturday, two cars collided and one passenger sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Ashburton Hospital. Inquiries are continuing into both incidents. • A 31-year-old Ashburton man was arrested yesterday for one charge of domestic assault. The man appeared in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. • A 28-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant to arrest on Friday and appeared in the Christchurch District Court yesterday. • Ashburton St John Ambulance attended 81 incidents last week, ranging from 28 urgent calls, 32 nonurgent calls and 21 routine calls. Of those calls, 59 were medical, 21 were categorised as accident and only one was classed as none of the above. The ambulance crews travelled a total of 3351 kilometres during their week.

BULMER, Herbert James (Jim) Passed away in Blenheim, peacefully, on February 16, 2013. Aged 85 years. Much loved husband of Shirley, loved father and father-inlaw of Diane and Bruce, and Donald and Kerry. Loved grandfather of Kelly and Paul, Anna, Janna, Samuel, and Harriet; loved great grandfather to Olivia and Clark. Messages to the Bulmer family, c/- PO Box 110, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Jim will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim at 4pm Friday February 22, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN BLENHEIM FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719

By Sam Morton The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade dealt with two suspicious fires early Sunday, but it is not known if they are linked. Ashburton firefighters attended a house fire on Cambridge Street, where a historic villa had been burnt to the ground. The villa was unoccupied. One hour later, the fire crews rushed to Tarbottons Road, near Tinwald, following reports a 4WD ute was on fire in the area. Firefighters put the flames out on arrival, but the case was also deemed suspicious. “It was a busy night for us all, that’s for sure. We didn’t get back to base until 5.45am, so it turned out to be quite a long night all round. “We dealt with both incidents and then notified police, who have now taken over,� Mr Burgess said. “The cause has not yet been determined, but both fires have been thought to be suspicious.� Ashburton police have been handed both cases to investigate. Nobody was available for further comment yesterday.

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Truck runs into car By Sam Morton A large truck collided with the back of a car on Moore Street yesterday, leaving the driver and passengers shaken. Ashburton police attended the scene opposite New World in Ashburton, after the truck hit the car indicating right to go in to the supermarket. “The truck didn’t realise in time and went into the back of the other vehicle,� Sergeant

Mike Jackson, of Ashburton, said. “Nobody was injured, it was probably a bit of a shock for the family in the car, but other than that, it was fairly minor.� St John Ambulance paramedics were at the scene examining both drivers and passengers for any injuries. Traffic piled up temporarily as police officers cleared the road. Police are investigating the incident.

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Water safety skills put to test on lake Warm weather and flat waters provided the perfect platform yesterday for a bunch of youngsters looking to learn the ropes of water safety.

Emily Armstrong, 11, tured) joined 24 fellow pupils Ashburton Intermediate to part in the Aquatics Day at Hood.

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The Year 7 pupils hopped aboard kayaks and small yachts and made their way around the lake, equipped with lifejackets and their new-found knowledge on water

Ashburton mother Megan Christie wants her daughter’s sword back. Her seven-year-old daughter, who is a budding highland dancer, regularly practises at Balmoral Hall with her fellow group members, on Cass Street. However, last Wednesday’s session was marred after her sword was taken in a matter of minutes. And for a seven-year-old girl, who takes her highland dancing interest extremely seriously – that news was understandably not welcomed. “We were inside briefly for maybe two minutes, we came out and the sword was gone. We don’t know who would have taken it, but there are usually quite a few people that walk past that stretch of road by the hall,� she said. “We just want it back and I

know that would make one sevenyear-old very, very happy again.� Mrs Christie and her daughter Melissa went to the police and reported the item lost. “We were then told to come to the Guardian and put the word out, so hopefully someone out there knows something,� she said. “Another parent may have picked it up accidentally, but if not, it has probably been stolen. “It’s quite concerning that it’s loose out there, because it can be quite a dangerous weapon,� she said. The sword is silver with a black protective case over the top of the sword. The handle is also silver and has Melissa’s name written on it. The Ashburton Police would like to hear from anyone that knows the whereabouts of the sword. * If you can help, contact 3078400.

By Myles Hume Two Mid Canterbury schools are throwing their weight behind an initiative to lure international students back to Canterbury after they had been told to steer clear of the South Island. Two years on from Christchurch’s devastating earthquakes, international students have fled Canterbury and never returned. And the problem has been compounded by a reluctance from international student agencies to send pupils to the recovering province, who believe Canterbury still poses a risk. Although the shock waves have not been felt as hard in Mid Canterbury, some secondary schools just an hour north have seen international student





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A 1-year-old boy was killed yesterday afternoon when he was hit by a car in the driveway of a house north of Auckland. Police and ambulance were called to the house on Woodcocks Rd at Kaipara Flats, north of Whangaparaoa, about 5.45pm. Police were examining the scene and victim support staff had been called. - APNZ

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Brent Gutsell measuring a successful harvest in boxes of seed.

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Enjoying life in Hinds, Trish Clarke and dogs Scooter and Vivian Volkswagen.

It’s the people that make it By Sue Newman Step off the Ashburton District’s highways and a whole new world opens up, a world where people have time to stop, yarn and spend a little time. Watching the world drift by from the seat of a bike is great, but more than the scenery, it’s the people along the way that make biking around the district a sheer pleasure. They add the spice, the character and the personality to the district’s rural canvas. And on day one we met some gems. There was Alan Anderson who has the world’s perfect job – if you like horses. He works for Neumann’s Tyre Services and part of his job each day is to feed the boss’ horses. For a man who’s been known to place a bet or two, horse feeding’s a great thing to have in your job description. Around the next bend we discovered Mary Pearson pedalling her way to town. This transplanted English family has lived in New Zealand for 10 years and to up their exercise quota Mary and Byron bike to work each day – she bikes in the morning and he drives; at night they swap vehicles. The perfect setup for saving money and getting fit. Longbeach School was our next stop. The kids were in the middle of their student elections but they were keen to stop and bombard us with questions. Democracy is alive and well at Longbeach. When you’re in the middle of harvest, the last thing you need is a header on the blink and standing crop ready to go. But that’s the situation Ian McCaw found himself in when a hole appeared in the bottom of his header elevator. He didn’t panic. Instead he pulled out the offending part and headed to Willowby Engineering. Steve and Shane were his fix-it men. And with a bit of midnight oil burning they had Ian’s header back in the paddock and ready to roll by the next afternoon. He’s halfway through harvesting his 165 hecatre farm and he’s working around the clock. Jeremiah McLennan also has every reason to thank the boys at the engineering workshop. His header front went on the blink yesterday but by mid-morning he had it hooked on to the back of his ute ready to tow back to the yard. The boys the farmers are praising are Shane Scarth and Steve Tocher.

They work long hours during the harvest making sure their clients are in the paddock when they want to be, no hanging around for fix-it jobs on cranky machinery. They live in the heart of the harvest belt and they understand that when the crop’s ready it doesn’t wait. On every good journey there’s a good coffee spot, but in the rural hinterland there are no coffee shops on every corner. There is, however, Nicky Eddington. The coffee offered at the end of her long and bumpy rural drive made the trip worthwhile. Sitting beside her pond, sipping a fresh brew, was a small taste of heaven. Back on the road and heading towards the coast we spied the old Longbeach School. Today it’s home to Colombian couple Mirian Florez and Marco Vargas. When we came calling Mirian was pyjama clad and exercising before she started her job at Borough School teaching Spanish. They’ve been in New Zealand for four years and came looking for a quiet place to start a new life. They found it and they’re here to stay. Over Blackbridge, time for a photo and on down Isleworth Settlement Road to find a shady apple tree for a break. Barely time to chow down a squashed bread roll before Greg whips around the corner in his big rig on another leg of his hay bale carting relay. He’s busy, frantic almost and so are most cartage contractors he said as he revved up and headed back into a nearby paddock. Brent Holley was another cyclist on the road. He’s a Hinds resident who bikes most days for fitness. Eating well is one thing, but it’s pretty useless unless you toss in some exercise too, he said. Hinds pool was a seething mass of bodies. The students had just finished their triathlon and were celebrating. Screaming kids bombing one another from all sides meant a lycra-clad dip quickly lost its appeal. Sonia and Zac Boulter and Bucky the dog have lived in Hinds for years, but for 17-year-old Zac that means finding a job is not easy. He doesn’t have transport so he can’t get himself into Ashburton and work in Hinds is scarce. But he’s not despondent, he says he’s keeping motivated by doing plenty of chores around home while his mum’s out working. Trish Clarke, husband Bill, and Scooter and Vivian Volkswagen the dogs are relative newcomers to

YouTube video footage of a seemingly vicious fight between two Tauranga Girls’ College students has been put down to play-fighting. The video shows two girls, wearing school uniform, punching, kicking and pulling each other’s hair for about a minute as other students film, laugh and encourage the pair. Principal Pauline Cowan said it appeared the incident took place in the drama rehearsal space and was most likely a skit of some sort. - APNZ

• Not suspicious Police investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a train early on Saturday morning have confirmed that the death is not considered suspicious. Sheena Louise Wright, 41, of Christchurch, died after being struck by a train near the Hornby shopping complex about 4.50am on Saturday. - APNZ

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To see more or purchase photos Hinds, but they love life in the rural village. Trish was the gem who provided us with an early afternoon drink (orange juice) and provided half an hour of welcome shade from the searing heat. Drive through Hinds and you can’t miss Martin Perry’s place. It’s the one with the old cars parked outside. And they’re old cars, most of them in need of a lot of TLC. He’s a self-confessed old car fanatic and he stocked his Hinds Bus Company with six container loads of bits and bodies from a fire sale in Napier. That was four years ago. Today it’s an icon. A tourist attraction in its own right and it’s a happy hunting ground for anyone wanting a classic car that needs a whole lot of lovin’. Across the railway line Brent Gutsell’s business is Hinds’ hot spot as truckload after truckload of grass seed is off-loaded, ready to be dressed over the coming months before it’s sent to markets around

the world. They’re working long hours and with good harvests coming in, they’re running out of room. Forty-five silos and most seed boxes are full and still there’s crop coming in. Lou Thwaites was busy hanging out the washing while English Pointer Stan was trying to distract her for a game. She’s the southern region’s Young Farmers field officer and it’s inspiring work. She’s watching the organisation grow 2000 members at last count and climbing as young rural folk grab management skills that will help them make their way in the big business that has become agriculture today. And that was our last stop but one on day one. Forty-three kilometres on the clock and seven on and off hours in the saddle. With Hinds sleeping quietly in the searing late summer sun and the only movement the odd leaf quietly dropping from a tree or vine we had just one more place to go – the pub.


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Carterton. She died at the scene. The driver Jonathan Painter, 17, of Pahiatua is in Wairarapa Hospital in the high dependency unit with head injuries but is in a stable and improving condition. His mother Sheree Painter and stepfather Wayne Roache would not comment further. Jonathan works as an apprentice butcher for Mr Roache at Mangatainoka Meats. Grace was the daughter of Jason and Sally Diedrichs and sister of J’aime and Taryn. Mr Diedrichs is the director of Amalgamated Helicopters, a Wairarapa helicopter company and has participated in numerous search and rescue operations in the region. Solway Primary School, which Grace attended for five years, have placed a tribute to Grace on their front door, which reads: “Our beautiful ex-Solway girl

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he tramper who recently set off an emergency locator beacon because he was late for an appointment has reignited the long-running debate about rescue costs. The most recent incident on the West Coast is possibly the most blatant misuse of the beacon and the subsequent rescue operation, but is not the first time search and rescue, including Mid Canterbury’s teams, have been called on for what seems to be inappropriate demand for their services. Locator beacons are a wonderful tool and because of their decreasing cost have become common among trampers, climbers and boaties. Thankfully, the occasions that the search and rescue teams are called into action for someone who is not actually in danger remain relatively low. Still, there is currently no real deterrent for people to call in the cavalry when they feel they are in need and the recent incident shows that some people almost use the rescue teams and helicopter as a safety net for some poor decisions. The national manager of the rescue services yesterday even hinted that some people may take more risks because the locator beacons give them a false sense of security. Introducing potential billing of rescued individuals or even penalties for abusing the services may kerb unnecessary use of the rescue teams or make other people think twice before going up a mountain or crossing a stream when they are not properly equipped or experienced for that kind of adventure. The outdoor potential is one of the main reasons why we all enjoy living in this country and thousands come to visit New


Zealand, but more people need to take personal responsibility. Nobody will argue with trampers or climbers being rescued after genuine mishaps and accidents, but far too often search and rescue teams are called in because of people taking unnecessary and predictable risks. Saying that, many ordinary people wonder why others choose to embark on certain outdoor pursuits. What for one person seems like a run-of-themill climb of a major mountain, for others seems an accident waiting to happen. And this is where the problem lies with trying to legislate for the appropriate use of rescue crews and helicopters. It is almost impossible for a society to decide what is an acceptable risk or an adequate level of distress to justify setting off a locator beacon. The worst result could be yet another nanny-state response, eliminating the last bit of adventure out of our lives. Maritime New Zealand rescue and response general manager Nigel Clifford yesterday said that most people who set off a beacon genuinely felt that their life was in danger. So to deny them rescue or send them the bill because others do not see any real risk may seem a bit rough. Despite all this, authorities, insurance companies and ACC need to have a closer look at funding rescue operations because currently it is stretched and seems to rely mostly on taxpayers and those supporting the Westpac helicopter. It seems odd that the majority of people that make safe choices have to pay the bill for those who push the boundaries.

Carterton school girl, Grace Ellen Diedrichs, 15, was remembered as a “Happy little girl, smiling all the time,” by Solway Primary School principal Gail Marshall yesterday. Her former schools, Solway Primary School and St Matthew’s Collegiate School in Masterton, were flying flags at half mast yesterday in honour of Grace, who was killed on Sunday when the ute she was a passenger in collided with a commuter train. “She was just this happy little girl, smiling all the time. She had a magnetic personality that attracted friends. “She was just so nice to people,” Mrs Marshall said. Grace was flung 20 metres from the ute, after the vehicle struck the side of the train, at the Wilton’s Rd crossing in

Grace, RIP sweetheart.” Mrs Marshall said the school was sombre thinking about the loss of someone “as special as her”. She said Grace’s former teachers, who are out of the country, have sent their condolences and that the school was feeling for her parents. “I know teachers that taught her are feeling very sad about it. “We watch them grow up, it’s like your own children ... it’s really sad when this happens. “She was just well loved by everyone and we’re very sad,” she said. Mrs Marshall recalled how Grace was into sport and was “a high little achiever”. “She was a little mediator, someone that helped other people in the school. “[She was] just a gorgeous, gorgeous girl, it’s just so sad.” She said that Grace was popu-

lar among her peers. “I know she had a lot of friends. “It was just tragic to hear that it was someone as special as her.” St Matthew’s Collegiate secretary Lesley Wright said the school was offering counselling to its students and would be releasing a statement over the coming days about Grace’s death. A tribute page was set up for Grace on Facebook on Sunday and over 1000 people have visited the page, with many leaving messages to Grace and her family. “There is going to be a memory book getting made to give to Grace’s family. It will be at school and it’s for you all to write your memories of Grace in. “Rest in peace Grace, you will be missed,” Charlotte Pope wrote. - APNZ

• Big moment Rotorua’s Jayme Martin had a big part to play in New Zealand’s one-day international match against England. The 9-year-old St Mary’s School pupil won the chance to go out on the field before Sunday’s match in Hamilton, escorting the coin to the umpire for the official coin toss. He was chosen after his mother entered him into a competition run by ANZ. - APNZ

• Dead diver named Police have named a man who died while diving at an isolated beach. He was Barney Leon Akurangi, 34, of Hastings. Mr Akurangi got into trouble between Pourerere and Aramoana, about 40km southeast of Waipawa on Sunday night, and was pulled from the water by his diving partner. - APNZ

• Accidental activation A helicopter emergency locator beacon was set off accidentally on Saturday, prompting a second warning from police in only two weeks. West Coast police search and rescue co-ordinator Michael Tinnelly said yesterday the beacon on board a helicopter was activated while the machine was having work done to it. Mr Tinnelly said that once the owner realised the beacon had been activated, he turned it off. - APNZ

• Motorcyclist named The motorcyclist who died after coming off his bike near Dunsandel on Sunday morning has been named as Charles Herbert Munslow, 72, of Rangiora. Investigations indicated Mr Munslow failed to take a moderate right-hand bend over a railway crossing, losing control of the motorcycle and hitting a guardrail. Police said speed was likely to have been a contributing factor. -APNZ

• Better phone books Yellow, the company responsible for printing the directory, has responded to feedback from 15 key regions in New Zealand calling for a larger font size to be restored. Books were also set to be printed on a higher grade of paper, in order to decrease transparency between pages. “Our job at Yellow is to help Kiwis find the information they want, wherever, whenever and however they’re searching - be that online, mobile or via a book,” Yellow chief executive Chris Armistead said. -APNZ

No one at fault in jockey’s death Woman takes horse to the pub By Lee Scanlon No one is to blame for the fall that fatally injured jockey Ashlee Mundy at Kurow on December 30, the Racing Integrity Unit has found. Mundy’s mount Elleaye was in clear running and free from interference when it clipped another horse’s heels and fell, 600 metres into the 1400-metre race, said the unit’s report. Mundy fell heavily and was struck by a trailing horse. “Elleaye, as a consequence of racing tight to the outside of Crawford, clipped heels with that runner, which as a result seriously unbalanced Elleaye, which has fallen,” the report said. “Stewards are satisfied no rider or horse were at fault and that the tragic outcome was accidental.” There was no evidence of any outwards

movement by Crawford immediately before, or at the time of the accident, the report said. The trailing horse, Lemon Honey ridden by Toni Direen, had no chance of avoiding the fallen Elleaye, and Direen was also dislodged. Champagne Eva was also severely hampered, with its rider losing her side iron and becoming severely unbalanced. The fallen riders were immediately attended to by paramedics who were in an ambulance following the field, the report said. Mundy, 26, sustained serious head injuries and was flown to Dunedin Hospital. Her parents, their partners and her closest friends spent time with her before her life support was turned off the following evening. Her organs were donated. A leading apprentice, Mundy was a freelance jockey at the Gold Coast Turf

Club. She rode 232 winners in her career, including 43 winners during her 24 months on the Gold Coast, and was perhaps the only female South Island jockey to notch up 100 wins as an apprentice. She was twice named the South Island’s leading apprentice. She returned to New Zealand each holiday racing period to ride the South Island’s summer circuit over two months. She had spent Christmas with her family in Westport for the first time in a decade. Her death was the first of a New Zealand jockey from a race day fall since Sam McRae died, aged 16, in 2005. McRae’s foot got caught in stirrups at a Riverton meeting and he was dragged 900m. Mundy’s death has been referred to the coroner and is also being investigated by the police and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. - APNZ

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Greymouth police impounded an unusual mode of transport on Saturday night - a horse. The owner of the animal, a 48-yearold Greymouth woman, rode it to Revington’s Hotel, tethered it outside then offered patrons rides up and down Mackay Street. Police said yesterday that when she was asked to stop and take

the horse home, she refused. A police spokesman said the woman thought “it would be fun” for the patrons to have a gallop around. Police are not sure how many patrons took her up on her offer. The woman was eventually arrested and charged with being drunk in a public place and disorderly behaviour.

“A woman who worked at the hotel, who had some horse experience led the animal to the police station,” the spokesman said. The horse was later picked up by the Grey District Council animal control officer, who took it to greener pastures. It has since been returned to its owner. - APNZ

YOUR VIEW Housing shortage Your front page article “Housing shortage ‘critical’” is a direct result of council policy to increase the local population. Generally, councils and administrations fail in their plans, due to incompetence and arrogance. However, in the rare occasions that their policies succeed, there is usually an unintended consequence that takes away all the gloss from the rare success. In this case, the misguided policy MUST result in: A housing shortage, and therefore higher prices. An Increase in general costs An Increase in traffic congestion, and pollution. A decrease in available services An increase in crime. When I came here, in 2003, I chose Ashburton mainly for the fact that it was not a big city, and did not have the problems I have listed above. The place I chose is rapidly being turned into the place I escaped from. And for what? A bigger rates take? This is so naive it is laughable. The expenses of a high population more than offset any rates advantage. Simon Worrall

Road usage When are people going to realise that the road past Mitre 10 etc is NOT a double lane road especially heading west. In mentioning that, neither are the entries into any of the roundabouts around town. So for the typical dreary minded Nissan driver who ripped the sticks at me this afternoon up past Mitre 10, here are two options for next time; either A) ‘merge like a zip’ like you are supposed to or B) be in the right side lane at the lights so people roughly know where you are going. Maybe it is time this issue gets

resolved before there is a major accident, because I for one am sick of driving up that way with people dodging and darting across the single lane. Alden Thomas

Tree felling Whilst I am only reasonably new to the Ashburton Community in that I have been here only 3 years, I am deeply concerned. Today I woke, sent my kids to school and was rudely deafened by the sound of chainsaws from Hampstead School. Immediately I rang the principal Mr Melrose to be told yet again that the children’s safety was at risk and they were felling two trees on a part of the school’s boundary. There was no notification to the parents or the community. He told me a notice would come home today, after the event; too late to save the trees. He told me the trees were dangerous and had been for several years. Why were children allowed to play and sit under them until now? I asked for documentation re the dangerous, sick nature of the trees he said it was all verbal. For someone who continually states political correctness and everything done by the policies am I missing something here? Our community is plagued by the felling of trees by property development and dairy farming. It is plagued by burn offs which is polluting, however trees help dispel this pollution. I am saddened and perplexed about the fact that Hampstead School has in the time I have lived on its boundary felled in the vicinity of 10 to 12 significant trees with no consultation. Surely on a scale such as this something needs to be put in place to ensure this pretty piece of Ashburton retains some of its beautiful historic trees and the children retain some trees for shelter, to play around, to observe the changing seasons by.

Life is becoming to governed by political correctness and paperwork junkies and I need for others to be aware of what our communities and provinces are losing at the autonomy and willfulness of these in so called power. Kimela Fairweather

Lawler/Brosnan families’ reunion John Joseph Lawler married Mary Margaret Brosnan at Pleasant Point Catholic Church, in 1904. Descendents of John and Mary (late of Rakaia), are invited to a Family GetTogether to be held at the Rakaia Rugby Club Rooms, on Sunday, April 28 from 10am. Members of the Corboy/Corby and Crowley families also included. It would be wonderful if descendents of John and Mary’s siblings could also attend. Contact: Monica O’Neill, Phone 03 302-7408 Or email:

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Probe set for links in quad-bike deaths mon to hold inquests involving deaths in similar circumstances and Mr Shortland would also be Three quad-bike deaths in hearing an inquest into a quadNorthland in six weeks will be bike death in Auckland in April. investigated by a coroner to check An expert witness would be for common links that could help giving evidence at the Auckland prevent similar future fatalities. inquest and that evidence might Northland Coroner Brandt also have some bearing on his Shortland will hold inquests into findings in the three Whangarei the 2010 deaths of Arapohue farm- hearings. er and builder Carlos Mendoza, Last year the Ministry of Business 52; Marua farmInnovation and er Jack McInnes, Employment 64; and Suzanne launched a safety Claudia Ferguson, campaign after 62, who all died several quad-bike The guidelines after quad-bike deaths across the accidents on farms say quad bike riders country. within six weeks Every year, on must be trained/ average, of one another. 850 peoMrs Ferguson experienced enough ple are injured, was towing a trailon farms, riding to do the job er of haylage when quad bikes, with her quad bike is five deaths. thought to have However, the rolled on steep ternumber of annual rain, pinning her deaths has risen underneath on August 9, 2010, at sharply in recent years, prompta Gammon Rd farm near Awarua, ing the ministry to release several about 20km south of Kaikohe. safety guidelines. Mr Mendoza died on September The guidelines say quad bike 16 near Dargaville. riders must be trained/experiMr McInnes died on September enced enough to do the job; should 25 when the quad bike he was choose the right vehicle for the job; using to spray weeds rolled on him always wear a helmet and children at Marua. should not ride adult quad bikes. He was riding it on a steep hill Farmers who don’t follow when it rolled and pinned him those safety steps risk penalface-down. ties under the Health and Safety Mr Shortland will hold the in Employment Act if someone inquests over three days at the working on their farm is seriously Whangarei Courthouse from injured or killed. March 26. The ministry also recommends A spokesman for the Chief that quad bikes be maintained in Coroner said the inquests were a safe condition; riders take care being heard at the same time to on slopes and rough terrain; don’t determine if there was anything exceed the capabilities of the bike; in common among the three inci- don’t do tasks that interfere with dents that could then be used to safe riding and keep both hands improve quad bike safety. on the bike, with eyes on the The spokesman said it was com- ground in front. - APNZ


By Mike Dinsdale

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Ashburton College head boy Kane Olsen talks about his tough journey to leading the college to 1200 fellow pupils yesterday.

Head boy, girl share stories

By Myles Hume Ashburton College pupils will not need to look far for inspiration this year. Along with the much awaited revelation of the house and student executives, the college’s head boy and head girl were presented their badges of honour and took a moment to share their journey to the top. Depression, a lack of drive and a tough upbringing were among experiences the college’s leaders Kane Olsen and Finau Fakapelea bravely put out in front of 1200 pupils sat on the chessboard yesterday. Kane, who surprised fellowpupils with his bag-piping talent beforehand, spoke of his tumultuous and challenging time last year when he was diagnosed with depression. Being with his closest friends and walking through the school gates every day was a struggle for Kane who was not afraid to

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tackle “the fragile road to recovery”. “It was anything but easy, I know there are a few that know what I’m talking about,” Kane said. “I’m not trying to pull heartstrings, I’m trying to put forward to you all that life does try test you and sometimes life, the unforgiving thing it can be, doesn’t make these tests the slightest bit easy and life tries to see what you are made of.” Head girl Finau said turning up to school and going home at the end of the day were not enough. She wanted to fulfill her dreams and grasp hold of every

opportunity. “I want to be able to make my parents proud, where mum will be able to forget the fact that she woke up at 5am and didn’t get home until 9pm. So she can forget the tears pain of swollen feet. So my dad will be proud and he will forget the stress and struggles of lifting 50kg boxes of meat.” Amidst the inspiration, there was also time for celebration as both Kane and Finau announced their student executive which will govern the college. The executive, chaired by Kane and Finau, will start to form committees in the coming weeks.


Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan (left) head boy Kane Olsen and head girl Finau Fakapelea.


On sixth drink-driving The following people appeared before Judge Joanne Maze in the Ashburton District Court yesterday.

Drink driving Graeme Hans Vanderhilst, 44, of Ashburton, appeared on his sixth drink driving charge. He had been driving with 300 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood (the legal limit is 80 millidrams). Judge Maze said the starting point for sentencing was imprisonment, given the high level and the number of previous drink driving offences. However she stepped back and sentenced Vanderhilst to four months’ home detention, with a supervision clause, and disqualified him from driving indefinitely.

Adam Robert Marshall, 26, a wool technician of Ashburton, was convicted of drink driving (EBA88mg/100ml). He was disqualified six months, fined $350, and ordered to pay court costs of $130. Jason Shane Alexander, 19, of Ashburton, was convicted of drink driving (EBA 920mg/l) and resisting police. He was sentenced to a total of 130 hours of community work, which included remittance of outstanding fines totalling $880, and disqualified from driving for six months. Richard James Hatrill, 53, of Allenton, was convicted of drink driving (EBA 555mg/l) and disqualified from driving for six months, fined $400 and ordered to pay court costs of $130.

Raymond Allan Coster, 53, of Hakatere, pleaded guilty to two charges of drink driving. The court was told Coster was on bail for the first offence on November 12, when he was arrested on December 23 (EBA 1158mg/l). Coster’s behaviour in a service station in Oamaru concerned staff, who had contacted the police. He has been held in custody since, and he was returned to jail last night on a 16 month sentence on both counts. He was also indefinitely disqualified from driving and ordered to hold a zero alcohol licence for three years, if he got his licence back.

Paese Paese, 45, a baker, of Hampstead, was convicted on his third count of drink driving (EBA 901mg/l) and a charge of driving while forbidden. He was disqualified from driving for 13 months, and ordered to hold a zero alcohol licence for three years from the time his licence is reissued. He was further sentenced to 80 hours of community work, 12 months supervision with stipulations to undertake drug and alcohol assessment and counselling.

Ricki Anthony Joseph McQueen, 23, spray painter, of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to drink driving with an excess breath alcohol (EBA) level of 874 micrograms per litre of breath. The legal adult limit is 400mg/l. He was convicted and disqualified from driving for six months, fined $700 and ordered to pay court costs of $130.

Other matters

Rachelle Kaye Fitzgerald, pleaded not guilty to charges of drink driving and giving false information. She was remanded for a status hearing on March 19.

Jason Henry Forsyth, a meat worker, of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to disqualified driving. He was disqualified from driving for six months, effective from May 26, when his current period of disqualification ends, fined $250 and ordered to have no interest in a motor vehicle for 12 months.

Yvonne Marie McLean, 54, of Ashburton was sentenced to five months home detention following her appearance in the Ashburton District Court on fraud charges yesterday. The case was brought to court by the IRD, who had proved 22 charges of failing to account for employees’ PAYE tax that was deducted from wages, totalling almost $50,000, and one GSTrelated charge. McLean’s health and personal problems were taken into account, as was her impending bankruptcy. Judge Maze declined the IRD’s request for solicitors’ fee payments of $250 per charge, saying it was not proper with a bankruptcy looming. She also left IRD to pursue recovery of the debt through the official assignee. Shane Ronald Douglas Coombes, 44, sub-contractor, of Rakaia, pleaded guilty to charges of cultivating and possessing cannabis, and a bong. He was convicted and fined $500 on the cultivation charge, convicted and discharged on the other two charges, and ordered to pay court costs. A destruction order was issued for the cannabis and bong. Michael David Johnston, 32, a farmer of Lauriston, was convicted on charges of assaulting a woman and threatening behaviour, on a guilty plea. The court was told Johnston and his pregnant partner fought while she was driving on January 28. She pulled up, and after a tussle about who would drive, Johnston got in the back seat and choked the victim. A passer-by intervened, and eventually managed to get the children and victim away from the scene, but not before Johnston punched and broke the windscreen in an effort to get in the car.

Napier man who charge hit partner with a spade denies harm with intent

He was convicted and remanded for a presentence report and sentencing on March 18.

Benjamin Josiah Leonard, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman, and had undertaken restorative justice before he appeared yesterday. The victim of the attack spoke directly to Judge Maze, disputing the police version of the event and saying it was overstated. The case was remanded for 21 days to allow the defendant time to file and serve an affidavit to this effect. Sentencing will then take place. Gordon Green, unemployed, of Ashburton, was convicted of theft on a guilty plea. He was sentenced to 100 hours community work – which included remitted outstanding fines.

Christopher Leon Weir, 22, unemployed, of Tinwald, remanded without plea, on charges of intentional damage, carrying a weapon, assaulting a woman and possessing and supplying cannabis, and possessing methamphetamine. He will reappear on March 19. Kandice Joan Gordon, 24, of Ashburton, was convicted and discharged on a theft charge. Casey Joan Caroline Kerr, 21, unemployed of Ashburton pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, and the Class B drug ecstasy, and not guilty to charges of disqualified driving and careless use. Police officers were assisting noise control officers early on the morning of August 8, when they noticed snap-lock bags containing drugs on the coffee table. She was convicted and sentenced to 40 hours of community work on each of the drug charges, to be served concurrently but cumulative on her existing community work sentence. On

the driving charges, Kerr was disqualified for 12 months, from November 30, 2012, and sentenced to 70 hours community work.

Jeremy Alan Reuben, 31, unemployed of Ashburton appeared to face charges of kidnap, twice assaulting a protected person, assaulting a woman, assault with intent to injure and cannabis-related offences. Reuben was remanded on custody by consent without plea until his next appearance on March 4. Levi Adam Barlett, 24, labourer of Tinwald, was convicted on his guilty plea for theft of alcohol, a bottle of rum worth less than $13 – he was fined $250, ordered to pay court costs of $130 and to make reparations of $12.90. Stephanie Duffield, 17, unemployed of Hinds, was convicted and sentenced to three months’ community detention with a 9pm to 7am curfew on theft and dishonesty charges. She will also undertake six months’ supervision, including drug and alcohol assessment and counselling, and pay reparations by installment. Brian Damond Cavill, 25, a farmer, of Hampstead, took offence when he was asked to leave The Shed nightclub on January 1 – and he started a fight with two other men, whose behaviour had also caused them to be removed from the club. As a result he was convicted of disorderly behaviour, fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. Christopher Jon Tait, 21, unemployed of Tinwald, was convicted and discharged on charge of obstructing police, but was ordered to pay court costs of $130.

garden spade. “He ran outside and hit her in the head with it,” Mrs Graham told the jury in her openA Napier man fractured his part- ing address. “Afterwards he then ner’s skull when he hit her with a went back inside ... he left her, litspade, then left her lying in a pool erally, lying in a pool of blood.” She of blood after an argument, a court said his response was definitely has heard. not reasonable given the circumA jury trial for Andrew Tauira stances. Whatarau began yesterday at “All I remember was waking up the Napier District at the hospital,” the Court in which he is woman said on the defending a charge stand yesterday. “I of causing grievous was told that I sufAfterwards bodily harm with fered a severe blow he then went intent. to the back of my The incident back inside ... he head.” occurred in the early Whatarau’s left her, literally, defence lawyer Scott hours of April 22, 2012 at Whatarau’s lying in a pool of Jefferson asked her residence in if she had picked blood Maraenui after the on Whatarau at the two had attended a party earlier that party at a friend’s night. house. He also asked her His partner at the time was if she had arrived home in a “jealtaken to hospital with injuries that ous rage”, and suggested she had included a 6cm wound to the back tried to run at Whatarau with a of her head, a fractured skull and stick at the property not long before bleeding around the brain, crown she suffered the head injuries. prosecutor Nicola Graham told the It was when she was trying to hit court. Whatarau with the stick that he She returned to the house after used the spade to protect himself leaving the party separately from and it was then when he struck her Whatarau. with it, Mr Jefferson said. When questioned by Mrs Graham, Mr Jefferson said a neighthe woman said she returned to the bour’s police statement described house calm after the two argued at Whatarau as retreating away from the party. her during the incident. But she returned to find herself Her account of the night was locked out then smashed several “completely” at odds with the neighwindows. bour’s, he said. It was after this that Whatarau The trial is expected to continue is said to have hit her with the today. - APNZ By Corey Charlton


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 19, 2013


All future races for Pistorius cancelled Oscar Pistorius’ track career was put on hold indefinitely yesterday because of his murder charge, reinforcing the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian and disabled sports icon might never run again competitively on his famous carbon fiber blades. Pistorius’ agent was forced to cancel all future races, he said, so Pistorius could concentrate on defending himself against allegations he murdered his model girlfriend by shooting her several times in his upscale house on Valentine’s Day morning. Reeva Steenkamp died from gunshot wounds suffered inside Pistorius’ home in the predawn hours of Thursday (South African time). Pistorius was arrested and charged with her murder the same day. His family denies he murdered her. “I have decided that following these tragic events that we have no option but to cancel all future races that Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in,” agent Peet van Zyl said in a written statement yesterday. A few hours earlier, Van Zyl had visited his athlete at a police station in the South African capital, Pretoria, where he is being held in custody in a red-bricked, onestory building with green metal fencing. Pistorius has been there since Saturday following the shocking developments at his villa in a gated community in Pretoria’s eastern suburbs where Steenkamp was shot dead. Her death and Pistorius’ arrest stunned South Africans, who revered Pistorius for his humble nature and success at overcoming adversity to become an inter-

Oscar Pistorius national star, despite having his lower legs amputated as a baby. Pistorius still had “overwhelming support” from his fans, Van Zyl said as he left Brooklyn police station, but the agent steered away from a question from a reporter on what Pistorius’ emotional state was now like following the death of his girlfriend and a possible realisation that his entire career was in ruins. Pistorius’ sponsors – including big-name brands Nike and eyewear manufacturer Oakley – were also sticking by him, Van Zyl said. But that could depend on the outcome of a possibly lengthy murder trial. “Regarding sponsors and partners, I can confirm that at this point in time, all parties are supportive and their contractual commitments are maintained,” Van Zyl’s In Site Athlete Management

company said. “They have said they are happy to let the legal process takes its course before making any change in their position.” The Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike Inc and Foothill Ranch, California-based Oakley Inc did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. Pistorius was quickly arrested and charged with murder Friday, with prosecutors saying at his first court appearance a day later that they would pursue a more serious premeditated murder charge, which carries a life sentence. Pistorius broke down and wept in the court, with his face in his hands. His family later denied he murdered Steenkamp and said the state’s own evidence “strongly refutes” any possibility of a murder. “I am not going to comment on anything except that (what) is related to his athletics career at this point in time,” Van Zyl told reporters outside the police station after being asked how Pistorius was coping. “Obviously from a management side and also as a friend, it’s a tragic circumstance and events that have unfolded and we can only give Oscar our support at this point in time.” Family members and his lawyers also visited Pistorius yesterday, but declined comment both when they arrived and when they left the city centre police station. The family of Steenkamp, a model, law graduate and budding reality TV star, told The Associated Press that her body had been released by police after an autopsy and was back in their hometown of Port Elizabeth on South Africa’s southern coast.  – AP

• Seven abducted Gunmen have stormed a construction site in northern Nigeria, kidnapping seven foreign workers and killing a security guard, in the latest attack on expatriates in the region. Two Lebanese, an Italian and a Greek have been confirmed by their governments to be among those seized in the attack Sunday on the Setraco construction site in the town of Jama’are in Bauchi State.  – AFP

• Blasts kill 21

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An elderly Pakistani man, reacts next to the body of his grandson Mohammed Javaid, a victim of the weekend’s bombing, in a Mosque in Quetta, Pakistan.

Shiites lash out after bombing Members of the Pakistani Shiite Hazara community have threatened to hold widespread protests if the government did not arrest within 48 hours the people responsible for a massive bombing that killed 81 people in a south-western city. The weekend’s blast at a produce market in Quetta underlined the precarious situation for Shiites living in a majority Sunni country where many extremist groups don’t consider them real Muslims. Some 160 people were also wounded in the blast. Most of the dead and wounded were Hazaras, an ethnic group that migrated from

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Australia, Dollar 0.8197 0.8201 Britain, Pound 0.5447 0.5449 Canada, Dollar 0.8501 0.8505 Euro 0.6325 0.6328 Fiji, Dollar 1.4809 1.5051 Japan, Yen 79.2800 79.2900

• Obama, Tiger play US President Barack Obama has played a round with Tiger Woods, crowning a buddies golf trip with his long-awaited first match-up with the 14-times major champion. Obama was spending a longweekend at a luxury resort in Florida and on Sunday took lessons from legendary coach Butch Harmon, before meeting up with golfing icon and former world number one Woods for yesterday’s round. Woods visited Obama in the White House in 2009.  – AFP

Resolution moved for APN director clean out


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of the dead from the blast still hadn’t been buried yesterday. Religious and community leaders were set to meet last night to decide whether to bury their dead or to protest the bombing by refusing to bury the bodies as they did after a similar attack in January. After 86 people died in that bombing, which hit a billiards hall, prompting Shiites to camp out in the street for four days alongside the coffins of their loved ones. Eventually the country’s prime minister ordered a shake-up in the regional administration, putting the local governor in charge of the whole province.  – AP


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Afghanistan over a century ago. Shiite Muslims, including Hazaras, have often been targeted by Sunni extremists in Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is the capital, as well as in the southern city of Karachi and north-western Pakistan. The vice chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party, a political group representing Hazaras, said that the party was giving the government 48 hours to find those responsible for the attack and arrest them. “Otherwise, the Hazara community will start a protest in Pakistan and the world over,” said Azizullah Hazara. Graves had been dug but at least 60

A series of bombings mainly targeting Shi’ite areas of Baghdad has killed at least 21 people in the latest violence to hit Iraq as it struggles with protests and a political crisis. Three car bombs struck the sprawling Sadr City slum in the north of the city, car bombs exploded in Ameen, Al-Husseiniyah and Kamaliyah in the east, and a roadside bomb blew up in Karrada in central Baghdad, security and medics said. Another roadside device went off in Saidiyah in the capital’s south. At least 21 people were killed and more than 120 were wounded in the attacks.  – AFP



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Australia’s APN News & Media says it has received formal notification requesting its directors call a general meeting of shareholders to consider the removal of Peter Hunt, Brett Chenoweth, Melinda Conrad, John Harvey, Kevin Luscombe and John Maasland from its board. APN News, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, said in a statement it intended to make another announcement yesterday concerning a potential capital-raising “and other matters”. Trading in APN shares went into a trading halt, at the company’s request, on Friday after a news report called into question the leadership of Chenoweth as chief executive, while the company

considered a capital raising. Debt-laden Irish media group, Independent News & Media, which owns 28.95 per cent of APN News and Media and which is opposed to a capital-raising – has called for Chenoweth’s resignation. APN News said the non-INM representative directors of APN unanimously supported Chenoweth and the strategy being implemented under his leadership. But Australian funds management company, Allan Gray, which has a 19.8 per cent stake – the second biggest after INM’s – is also understood to be strongly opposed to a capitalraising. Allan Gray’s managing director Simon Marais told The Australian last week that a potential capital-raising

would be a “crazy thing to do”, and would “certainly not get our approval”, arguing the company is not in danger of breaching banking covenants. The company’s market capitalisation, as of last week, was $A198.5m. A capital-raising, expected to be in the form of a rights issue, would be used to reduce the company’s debt, which is estimated to be worth about $A470 million. In an earnings update released last December, APN News said its second half net profit would be affected by the deterioration of publishing revenue in Australia. “Publishing in both Australia and New Zealand has seen weaker market conditions than in H1, with APN’s publishing revenue in H2 down by 10 per cent,” it said then.

APN News, in its December trading update, said its net profit before exceptional items, was expected to be $51-$54 million for 2012. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, was expected to be $150m-$155m before exceptional items, for 2012, it said then. The APN’s full-year result is due on Thursday. Before last week’s trading halt, which ends today, APN News shares were at A30c, having traded in a wide A24.5c to A96c range over the last 52 weeks. In a separate development, INM has agreed an outline deal to sell its South African media business for 170m euro ($268.4m) to a consortium, although a final agreement still needed to be signed.  – APNZ

Brett Chenoweth

Big protests in Spain against health reforms

LG to release full HD phone in Korea

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of 16 Spanish cities Sunday to protest plans to part-privatize the public health care system, with some questioning the government’s motives. It was the third “white tide” demonstration in Madrid, named after the color of the medical scrubs many protesters wear. But it was the first time cities other than the capital took part, including Barcelona, Cuenca, Murcia, Pamplona, Toledo and Zaragoza. Protesters marched carrying banners saying “Public health is not to be sold, it’s to be defended.” Health care and education are administered by Spain’s 17 semiautonomous regions. Some indebted ones, like Madrid, have announced the part-privatization of some services, with some people openly suspicious that the move is

LG Electronics Inc. says its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week and hit shelves in Japan in April. LG said yesterday the Optimus G Pro smartphone features a 5.5-inch (nearly 14cm) screen that packs over 2 million pixels, or twice as many as smartphones with HD screens. The South Korean company, Sony Corp., HTC Corp. and other phone manufacturers are trying to make high-resolution screens a key feature in their new smartphones this year. Full HD screens are more common in televisions but smartphone makers began to embrace them this year amid cut-throat competition. LG said its new Androidpowered phone sports other upgrades including a camera that can shoot full HD videos and photographs.  – AP

more a political-motivated ploy than an attempt to cut costs. Civil servant Javier Tarabilla, 31, said Spain’s welfare state was being dismantled to be handed over to the private sector. “This is pillaging of our public services, looting something we’ve all contributed to through taxes, to give it to private companies to run for profit,” he said. Madrid regional health councilor Javier FernandezLasquetty has called the protests irresponsible, saying public money savings were essential to lift Spain out of debt and onto the road of economic recovery. “These protests create conflict and are not in the interest of public health, but they do favor the interests of those who organize them,” FernandezLasquetty said.   – AP

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Health workers protest against the austerity measures in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. Thousands of people marched in different cities of Spain to protest plans to privatise parts of their public health care system, with some questioning the motives behind the government’s actions.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 19, 2013



Exciting prospects for S. Canty chipmakers A $15,000 travel grant from the Lincoln University Foundation has proved of real benefit to the farming and potato chips business of South Canterbury couple Ray and Adrianne Bowan. The couple won the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year competition in 2011 and used the money on an information-gathering trip to the USA and Asia. “Raymond and I took a long time to decide where we wanted to travel,” Mrs Bowan said. “We wanted to utilise the award to reflect our farming business as well as our new factory business. In the finish we visited Asia and the United States and the knowledge we brought back will help us progress both businesses.” The Bowans farm 1214 hectares in Orari and 197 hectares at Coldstream on the Mid Canterbury side of the Rangitata River. With 95 per cent of their farm irrigated, they grow potatoes, cereals, barley, maize and grass seeds, plus over-wintering dairy cows. In 2009 when a potato chip factory in Washdyke closed down the Bowans bought the factory and established Heartland Potato Chips, which have enjoyed a rapid

South Canterbury couple Ray and Adrianne Bowan after winning the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year award. rise in popularity through the New Zealand supermarket retail scene. In Singapore, the Bowans visited

• Market report

LAMB Although the last Easter shipment of chilled lamb to the UK has departed, there is a positive that has been left in its wake. That is the long period focused on chilled production has taken some of pressure off the frozen leg market. Built-up stocks certainly haven’t completely cleared but the market has become a lot more stable. It’s hoped that as New Zealand’s processors swing heavily back towards frozen production, the market is now set to handle it. Adjustment to post-Easter pricing to reflect the increased proportion of frozen product being produced has seen meat companies chop another 10-15c/kg from schedules this week. Acute negative exchange rate movements in the past week also helped prompt this move. At the farmgate, schedules have slid further for this week in both the North and South islands.

BEEF The gap between US imported cow and bull meat widened a few cents further in the past week. Despite the US cow kill finally starting to slow significantly every week this year, mediocre end user demand means domestic pricing has stayed flat. On top of that, offerings of cow meat out of New Zealand have been greater than normal, as the North Island cow slaughter has picked up earlier this season. The net result is that there is little pressure on US buyers to purchase, hence the softer pricing. Bull meat, on the other hand, remains in tight supply. Meanwhile many markets through Asia are currently taking a break as Chinese New Year is celebrated. This typically leaves trading desks quiet, with buying often not resuming for a few weeks.

DAIRY The past week was largely a steady one for Oceanic dairy commodity prices. The Agrifax Weighted Average Commodity Price is currently hovering at around par with a year ago, up 1 per cent in US dollar terms but 2 per cent lower in NZ dollar terms. Fonterra will be offering slightly lower volumes of product at the next GlobalDairyTrade auction, however, this is as forecast and is in line with New Zealand’s seasonal milk supply pattern. The February 19 auction will see Fonterra offering butter for the first time on the platform. In Australia, milk production is reported to be getting squeezed, with dry conditions impacting on milk flows in the biggest dairy producing state, Victoria. Meanwhile the USDA is predicting US milk output will reach 104.4 million tonnes in 2022, compared with a forecast of 91.2 million tonnes for this year. A 3.5 per cent decline in cow numbers from 2012 to 2022 is predicted to be offset by a 19 per cent increase in production per cow, reflecting continued technological and genetic developments.

supermarkets to get a feel for the local trade and then spent more than a day meeting supermarket

sales teams. “We were surprised at the level of interest shown in Heartland Potato

Govt coughs up $1.7m for irrigation scheme planning The Central Plains Water project has been given $1.71 million from the Government for preliminary design and planning of its irrigation scheme. The project will use water from the Rakaia River to irrigate land north to the Selwyn River, relieving pressure on groundwater and springs that currently supply consented irrigators. Government’s Irrigation Acceleration Fund has committed $1.71m to preliminary work on the headrace canal and pipe distribution network. Construction of the canal is due to start in September. Another $4m is also earmarked for this stage, subject to key milestones being achieved in March. Water use from the Rakaia River is already consented and recent amendments to the river’s Water Conservation Order have made storage in Lake Coleridge available.

Some 20,000ha will be irrigated in stage one of the project but ultimately it will enable irrigation of 60,000ha. One half of this will replace existing irrigation sourced from groundwater. The CPWL scheme has already achieved resource consents. The consent conditions include requirements for farms to be best practice and for water quality monitoring and nutrient management. The funding will pay for more people to be employed on the project and allow more work on securing water reliability, developing water agreements and farm management plans with farmers, detailed design of the river intake, cana, pipe distribution and control systems, and finalising costs. Selwyn District Mayor Kelvin Coe says the council is pleased that Central Plains Water’s funding application has been successful.

Market Price Trends Week beginning February 18, 2013

L A M B ($) Including 1 kg Shorn Pelt

13.0kg YL SI 13.5kg YM SI 15.0kg YM SI 15.0kg YM NI 15.0kg YM Market Indicator 17.5kg YX SI 19.0kg YX SI 19.0kg YX NI 21.0kg YX SI 21.0kg YX NI 23.0kg YX SI

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31.05 50.28 67.24 65.56 56.40 77.76 83.69 83.18 91.59 91.99 93.20 31.05

32.27 51.55 68.65 66.80 58.15 79.40 85.47 84.75 93.57 93.73 95.36 31.05

34.65 54.02 71.40 70.94 58.28 82.60 88.95 90.00 97.41 99.53 97.78 31.05

42.45 62.91 81.20 81.07 60.67 93.95 101.22 102.83 110.91 113.71 121.20 31.05

56.49 73.46 90.22 98.83 69.89 105.95 114.18 124.68 125.16 137.60 136.52 31.05






1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

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48.15 68.71 87.66 86.47 61.84 101.51 109.43 109.67 120.00 121.27 134.07

56.71 76.89 94.67 95.42 71.25 110.00 117.99 120.31 129.32 132.83 139.52

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Chips. And, while we have decided not to look at the export market for now, so we can concentrate on managing the growth in our New Zealand sales, the experience was invaluable and something we can store up for the future.” During their travel to the United States, the Bowans looked at potato farming, machinery, spraying programmes and irrigation at Presque Isle in Maine. They also caught up with potato agronomist Dr Steve Johnson, who spent some time in South Canterbury a few years ago. Dr Johnson works with local farmers trying to better the growth and yield from potato crops. The winning couple also visited a large grower of potatoes, onions and carrots and caught up with a student at Cornell University, which has a close association with Lincoln University. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to use the travel award at our discretion. “Using it to cover both avenues of our business was important to us as it was both parts of our business that contributed to our winning the award in 2011,” Mrs Bowan said. Chair of the Lincoln University

Foundation Board of Trustees Ben Todhunter said the Bowans’ experience is just what the South Island Farmer of the Year award is all about. “Through creating opportunities for excellent farmers to grow their businesses, bring knowledge back

We were delighted to talk to other agricultural people at our field day about what we have done, but we have also learned so much from talking to others


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P2 Steer SI (296-320kg) NI P2 Steer Market Indicator M Cow SI (160-195kg) NI M Cow Market Indicator

361 361 369 260 273 301

366 367 377 265 277 309

386 392 372 280 304 313

386 390 390 275 304 320

364 373 360 265 266 320

361 361 369 260 273 289

Bull SI (296-320kg) NI Bull Market Indicator

361 365 383

366 371 390

386 399 387

384 392 401

361 379 386

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to New Zealand and utilise that knowledge for the benefit of the agricultural industry here, we believe the South Island Farmer of the Year award makes a valuable contribution to New Zealand’s agricultural performance.”

All winners of the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year award receive a travel grant, and are supported to host a field day so that others can learn from the excellence and innovation that earned the title. Winner of the 2012 award Synlait Farms will hold a field day at one of its dairy farms on March 6. “One of the wonderful things about participating in this competition is that the knowledge sharing goes both ways,” Mrs Bowan said. “We were delighted to talk to other agricultural people at our field day about what we have done, but we have also learned so much from talking to others, especially during the exercise of our travel grant. “We would encourage anyone to go to the Synlait field day and consider entering the competition themselves when the 2013 entries are called for.” Synlait’s field day will be at the company’s Robindale property, located at 498 Te Pirita Road, inland from Dunsandel, near Hororata (Synlait Supply number 1011).

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Based on announced schedules with levies & charges deducted and published premiums included. For a valid comparison between the Islands, add $1.20 in Lamb and 7c/kg in Beef to the North Is values, because North Is Cos pay freight.

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V E N I S O N ($/kg - gross) AP Hind 50kg AP Stag 60kg AP Stag 80kg

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.61 6.70 6.31

7.46 7.55 7.16

7.20 7.28 6.88

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7.73 7.82 7.42

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1420 1055 815 670 435 405 398 380 495

1790 1272 855 798 555 525 525 520 535

1280 985 815 670 395 345 340 315 485

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1705 1170 895 797 606 594 591 564 571

418 415

443 412

461 425

359 443

338 412

473 443

415 428

4160 4190 4010 4690 11410

4200 4300 4200 4820 12110

4620 4020 4170 4980 11170

3490 3360 3420 4510 10220

4210 4430 4270 5180 12270

4812 4151 4290 5147 12382

W O O L Data: WSI Fine (21 microns) Medium (25 microns) Medium (27 microns) Medium (29 microns) Coarse (35 microns) Coarse (37 microns) Coarse (39 microns) 2nd Shear (37 microns-85mm) Lamb (31 micron-75mm)

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UK PM Lamb (p/kg) CIF US Bull (USc/lb) CIF US Cow (USc/lb) CIF Venison Bone-in leg (E/Kg)

350 222 205 6.40

345 220 208 6.40

0.848 0.548 0.636 2.99

0.841 0.526 0.629 2.82

315 220 208 6.40

432 215 205 6.70

315 206 193 6.40 *

350 * 225 212 6.80

405 210 198 6.72

FINANCE US Dollar UK Pound Euro 2 Year Wholesale Rate (%)


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357 48 13.5

0.809 0.833 0.511 0.527 0.634 0.634 2.56 2.91 (Estimates only) 412 126 312 93 18 84 12.6 11.0 12.0

0.828 0.514 0.629 2.76

0.844 0.526 0.637 2.82

17 5 0.0

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The remains of the Baptist Tabernacle after the fire. The roof at the rear was the remains of the first church which was joined to the Tabernacle when it was built and used as classrooms.

The Baptist Tabernacle in Peter Street, destroyed by fire in March 1925.

Baptist parishioners ‘fired out of the church’ By Michael Hanrahan


arly Ashburton was a town of large wooden buildings. Fires were common, many large buildings of all types were totally destroyed. One type of building that seemed, to a large extent, to be exempt from fires was the town’s churches. The exception to this was the Baptist Tabernacle, a very large building with seating for 250 people. It was situated on the south side of Peter Street, to the east of Cass Street. While it appeared to be brick, the brick effect was decorative,

the church being built completely of wood. By 1925 the building, although less than 30 years old (it was built in 1896) was in a bad state thanks to the actions of borer. Just after midnight on March 4, 1925, the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade received a call to a hedge fire on a property in Cox Street belonging to a Mrs Amos. As the brigade passed the Peter Street corner they noticed a glow the windows of the Tabernacle. The hedge fire was forgotten, left to a bucket brigade to extinguish. Within minutes of the brigade arriving, the church was burning from end to end, the fire spreading rapidly aided by the paper

and scrim wall linings and the tinder dry borer-wooden walls. The heat was so intense it hindered brigade members from connecting their hoses to the hydrant, which was right in front of the building. It soon became obvious there was little chance of saving the church, and efforts were concentrated on saving the house on the west side, owned by Mary Long and occupied by Mrs Young. The paint on its walls was blistering and one stream of water was continually played on the house by the brigade. To the east of the church was Kames Sutherland’s two storey house. While somewhat further

away from the church than other buildings the slight nor’west breeze was blowing in its direction, causing its paint to blister also. The brigade was able to save it by playing their second hose on it, while bystanders used buckets to dip water from the side channels to extinguish the numerous small fires that had started up in gardens. On the other side of Peter Street houses there were also damaged by the heat. As with any large fire, in spite of the time of the morning sightseers came from some distance away, many by bicycle. A number of bicycles were leant on the front fence of the church, but before

long it was noticed their pumps and tyres were starting to burn. Owners risked themselves to rush in to rescue their bicycles, wheeling them through the water in the gutter to stop the tyres burning. Within three-quarters of an hour only a few sticks of the church building remained standing, with the shell of another building that had been the original church at the rear – by then used as classrooms. Church members were not totally disheartened by the loss – some saying they had been “fired out of the church”. The fact was they had for some time been thinking of building a new

Something you don’t see every day FROM THE COLLECTION

By Kathleen Stringer


ere’s something that you don’t see every day, a fire screen made from a penguin skin! Sadly we don’t know how the donor obtained such an interesting item, but it still has a story worth telling. As most people will recall Robert Falcon Scott was unsuccessful in his bid to reach the South Pole first. Being ‘British’ they decided that they would still go to the Pole, even though food was in short supply. It ended badly for Scott and his companions, but somehow people have turned their tragedy into some form of success. In February this year, Oamaru commemorates Scott and his companions with a number of events. This may seem rather odd for those who don’t know the story so I will summarise. Scott’s expedition was supported by the Royal Geographic society in London. Part of the ‘sponsorship deal’ was that they would be informed of any news first. In the early hours of the morning of February 9 two



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crewmen rowed ashore to wire the fateful news to The Society and the King. Such was the secrecy and time delay that the Oamaru Mail ran a story about the expedition entailed ‘All’s Well’ and then ran another story the following day saying ‘oops no it wasn’t’. To mark its connection to the

event, Oamaru planted a tree in the middle of the road (a dead end one, so it wasn’t as strange as it sounds) which traced the path the crewmen took to the Harbour Master’s house. The local high schools also have a Scott memorial essay which, in my day, every pupil had to enter. The topic was usually something uplifting such as bravery, or some other noble quality, as its topic. While working at the North Otago Museum I uncovered an essay written by Janet Frame when she was at Waitaki Girls’, that year the topic was why King George 5th was a good king. It always struck me as odd that we should be remembering someone who really got it wrong. Not only was the expedition deficient in food, planning was flawed – for example using ponies instead of dogs for transport. Even Oamaru’s connection was the result of a mistake – while originally it was said


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that Captain Pennell and Dr Atkinson chose Oamaru as a quiet port to enter, it was later uncovered that they thought they were in Port Chalmers – even the survivors were prone to error. The fire screen itself is in good condition, given its age. The glass surround has protected the oily feathers of the penguin well. I am unsure what the significance of the fire screen is, and it would be interesting to know how many, if any, such screens are in existence. Due to few discrepancies connected with the object, it may not be an ‘official’ souvenir, ie brought back from the expedition and given to a friend or useful contact of a party member. Firstly, the design is more art deco (1930s early 40s) rather than the 1910s. Second, and most obvious if you know anything about Scott, is the screen is dated 1914. While Scott was thought to have died in March 1912 the news wasn’t announced until 1913. I will however, investigate, who knows, we may have a very significant Antarctic item in our collection. Watch this space!

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VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Relationships of all kinds may be very important today and for a while yet. However, you could find it hard to pin anyone down or get a promise or a date from them. Friends, your lover, your boss or just about anyone else may promise the earth but something might get in the way of delivering. Either be patient or issue an ultimatum.

church and had already purchased land for it at the corner of Havelock and Cass streets. In the interim the Salvation Army offered the Baptist congregation the use of their youth hall. No definite cause for the fire was established, although electrical wires were suspected. However, the fact there was another fire, only a block away in Cox Street, caused some suspicion arson may have been involved, and the congregation certainly felt people had been using the church as a “drinking den” at nights. This suspicion was strengthened when the earlier history of the building as far as fires were


Historic Places Mid Canterbury

A glimpse of the district’s past By Julie Luxton


ocals interested in history may enjoy a ramble on Sunday to get a glimpse of our district’s past. Organised by Historic Places Mid Canterbury the ramble is a chance to visit a rare mud brick cottage dating from 1860 and said to be one of the best examples of earth building in our district. The date it was built has not been established, but it is believed to be from the 1860s when the land on which it stands was part of Lagmhor, Run 38. Before the estate was fully fenced boundary riders were located on the outskirts to keep the stock from wandering. The ramble then stops at the remains of Waterton township, once a hive of industry that included a hotel, flour mill, public library and hall, Methodist church, blacksmith shop and a number of houses. The third stop is the Windermere Church of St

John, officially opened in 1878. The land for the church was granted by Mr E. G. Wright. He came to Canterbury in 1862 as a private engineer and contractor and his first large contract was the construction of a portion of the West Coast road, including that over the Otira Gorge. He then built the


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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) With a major focus on Pisces and your work and health zone, you may want to set a few goals for yourself concerning both of the above. If you don’t there may be a tendency to drift and before you know it, perhaps to have missed a golden opportunity. Be inspired by your dreams and visions concerning what it may be possible for you to achieve.

concerned was taken into consideration. About two years earlier, during 1923, some Ashburton people were prosecuted for what the papers reported as “a drunken orgy at midnight” in the building, and later in 1923 a fire had occurred at the church on the evening of Saturday, December 29. Initially it was blamed on church members who had during the day been working to secure roofing iron loosened by a nor’west wind, but it was later found to have started in a bird’s nest above the front door, and the blame shifted to people setting off fireworks in an early New Year’s celebration.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Though Valentine’s Day has already passed, the opportunities for love and romance are still strong. You could fall in love with someone and be content to worship them from a distance. This isn’t your usual style but it may be the way things pan out for a while yet. If you fall in love you could lose yourself in powerful feelings that erode away your ego.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) Your home may feel like a womb that’s safe and secure: a place where you can relax and be yourself. With a big emphasis on this part of your situation you might enjoy taking time to smell the coffee and do your own thing. The cosmos brings you a chance to reconnect with your heart’s desire and inner purpose, and also to reflect and refocus.

Hurunui Bridge then took over a contract for a portion of the Main South railway, including the bridges over the Ashburton and Rangitata rivers in 1875. From the money he received from these contracts he was able to purchase Windermere and Surrey Hills in 1876. The final stop is the Ealing Hall where pioneer families of the district have recorded their family history and recently located this in the hall. Afternoon tea will be supplied here. The Ealing Road Block is also well worth a visit and sits on the rest area at Ealing. This road block and interpretation panel was an earlier Mid Canterbury group project. You do not have to be a member of Historic Places Mid Canterbury to attend the ramble, but membership does support heritage issues locally and nationally. The cost is $2 for members and $10 for non-members. Register by contacting Julie Luxton 03 308-3866 or email

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You may be brainstorming for ways to increase your income and earn extra cash. Give inspired ideas an airing even if they seem wacky or far out. Making money on the internet may be a way to increase your wealth too. If you ever wanted to write a novel, especially a fantasy novel, this may be a good time to make a start. Anything is possible.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Connect with the inspired energy behind all your financial and business transactions and you may find ways to influence your career for the better. Try not to lose concentration though, or get spaced out or forget where you’re heading. With a major Pisces influence you can easily get sidetracked and lose the benefits of recent good work you have done.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) There is a lot going on in your zodiac sign and this can be reflected in the activities in your life. You may be spoilt for choice as ideas swim like beautiful fish through your mind. Which will you choose? It helps to focus on one thing and put all your efforts into making it happen. If you keep chopping and changing every two minutes, you may be less successful.

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DAILY DIARY TODAY TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 9.40am. MID CANTERBURY MENS PROBUS. General meeting, mini speaker, main speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Singles competition. Waireka Croquet Club Ashburton Domain, Philip Street. 12noon - 3pm. ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community House, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM,

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Rd. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Cards “500� R.S.A. Cox Street. 1.30pm. WESTPARK W.I. A.G.M. St Paul’s Church lounge, 65 Oxford Street. 6.30pm. ASHBURTON DAHLIA CIRCLE. 2nd table show and meeting. Visitors welcome. Hall open from 6.30pm. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. FOREST AND BIRD. 69 plant species found on the Ashburton plains. How to protect? Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

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Wind of change for Hurricane Taylor By Patrick McKendry Andre Taylor’s exploits with the Hurricanes last season took even him by surprise. One of the most effective broken-field runners around, Taylor’s performances helped him to 10 tries – a competition high alongside Bjorn Basson of the Bulls – and the brink of an All Blacks call-up. The danger he presented from fullback or wing was ever-present for opposition defences and looking back at the footage now he can hardly believe it himself. “To be honest, out of my whole rugby career that was probably my best season,� said 25-year-old Taylor of his third year at the Hurricanes. “There were things there I didn’t know that I could do. It just sort of happened. You go back and watch it and it’s like, ‘oh yeah, I can do that’, which gives you belief and confidence to try and keep going. “It gives me confidence going into this year but I also know the opposition would have studied what I did and how I attacked last year. This year I have to find some way of varying my choices and options. It’s going to be tough but working with my back three and players inside me, I should be able to change a few things.� Many of Taylor’s best matches came at fullback, but he is likely to be used more on the wing this season given Cory Jane’s knee injury which will rule the All Black out for most of the year. Beauden Barrett, a first-five who can also play fullback, could be used in the No15 jersey which the national selectors, who see the 21-year-old as a real option at the back, will not be unhappy about. Julian Savea, the All Blacks wing, makes up a pacy and exciting back three for the Hurricanes. “There’s a bit more workload now with CJ and his experience out. But we’re still using him to help us out tactically,� Taylor said. “He hasn’t gone off the radar but there’s more onus on me and probably Julian Savea to take control of the back

Andre Taylor three.� The Hurricanes host the Blues in Wellington on Saturday night and Taylor draws a comparison between what Sir John Kirwan is attempting to build at the Auckland franchise and Mark Hammett’s work at bringing together what appeared to be a dysfunctional Hurricanes outfit. Hammett’s men were written off after the departures of Ma’a Nonu and Piri Weepu to the Blues, but it was Pat Lam’s men who reached rock bottom, rather than Hammett’s. Taylor has seen plenty of the Blues’ pre-season matches to know they will be dangerous. A narrow loss to Queensland across the Tasman was followed by victories over the Waratahs and Highlanders. “They’ve still got a lot of players from last year so it doesn’t change much for us. They’re a pretty strong side. Watching their pre-season matches, they look quite structured so it’s something we can’t take lightly. “They’ve got a few attacking backs like Rene Ranger and Charles Piutau and Frank Halai who looks like Jonah Lomu,

so it’s not going to be easy. “It’s similar to us last year. Everyone underestimated us and we did better than everyone thought and that’s why we can’t take this week lightly.� As for his contact with the All Blacks selectors – head coach Steve Hansen admitted Taylor was on his radar – the man himself said it was positive and left him with food for thought. It’s about adding to his game, without losing what makes him such an exciting presence with ball in hand. “Ian Foster rang me a couple of times. He told me never to give up and that I was on the outskirts [of selection]. He said I had to work on my kicking game, to get more distance, and to use other players more and things like that. I’ve gone away and thought about that and tried to use it in pre-season.� As the New Zealand Super 15 teams prepare to kick off in 2013, surprise package Taylor is hoping to do it all again. - APNZ

Aust A Botha’s management focus on keen for SBW rematch sweep of Lions By David Beniuk The Australia A side have declared drubbing “the Poms� 5-0 is top of their agenda in the one-day series which has begun in Hobart. The second-string Aussies have taken a 2-0 series lead with a 122-run thrashing of the England Lions at Bellerive, while the visitors are yet to win in five games on tour. With two Ashes series and major one-day tournaments to be played between the nations later this year, century-maker Joe Burns says the urge for a clean sweep is “massive�. “It’s always nice to beat the Poms, whether it be at A-level or in the top team,� he told reporters after cracking 114 from 136 balls in Australia A’s 7-315. “We’ve spoken about that as well and we really want to go 5-0 in this series. At the start of the series, we don’t talk about winning 3-2 or 4-1, we speak about winning 5-0 and that’s the approach we have to have and just be clinical.� The toothless Lions were all out for 193, losing their last six wickets for just 23, as the temperature hovered around 35C in Hobart. Lions allrounder Rikki Clarke, who has played two Tests and 20 one-day internationals for England, said experience in Australian conditions was more important than the scoreboard for the young squad. “I don’t feel personally that’s the be-all and end-all,� he said. “There’s a bigger picture and a bigger plan rather than maybe losing the games so far we’ve lost here.� Burns, with his maiden one-day ton, and Callum Ferguson (74 from 78) ensured the Lions would face a huge run chase with a 128run third-wicket stand. The 23-year-old Queenslander hit 13 fours and two sixes to better his previous best one-day score of 82. “After the Big Bash, it’s nice to come back into forms of the game where you have a few more balls to set up your innings,� Burns said. “It’s something I was really focused on, going on and getting hundreds.�  - AAP

The representatives of Sonny Bill Williams and Frans Botha have reportedly agreed to a rematch in South Africa in December. Williams recently won a controversial points victory in Brisbane over the 44-yearold South African, before claims and counterclaims of a late change to the length of the fight, failed drugs tests and attempted bribes. In spite of it all, and Williams’ apparent coolness about fighting again, both camps are keen to do it again. Botha’s boxing promoter, Thinus Strydom, told Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, that he and Williams’ manager Khoder Nasser had

agreed to a rematch. “They do however have a few pre-conditions, like sending samples three months prior to the fight as well as directly after the fight for dope tests. We don’t have an issue with that,� Strydom told the newspaper. Last week Nasser said a rematch was a “definite�. No venue has been agreed on but Botha would like the fight to be in Durban, while former All Black Williams would prefer it to be in Cape Town, where he has many supporters. - APNZ

Bates takes top player prize New Zealand captain Suzie Bates has been named player of the tournament at the women’s cricket World Cup in India, after finishing as the leading run-scorer in her side’s fourthplace finish. Bates was prolific with the bat throughout the 18-day campaign and finished with an average of 67.83 over seven innings. A brilliant century against Australia was the most memorable innings, while that was complemented by three further half-centuries. She contributed four wickSuzie ets with the ball too, as well as keeping to her usual high standards in the field in the White Ferns’ ultimately disappointing campaign. The 25 year-old said she felt privileged to receive the award but she was already looking forward to the White Ferns’ future opportuni-

ties for silverware. “It was tough to be watching the final and not be in it but, from a personal point of view, winning a trophy at the end of this tournament is really pleasing,� Bates said. “I’m honoured to have been named the player of the tournament, but now it’s time for us to go back to the drawing board in New Zealand and make sure we continue to improve - similar to the rapid progress that the West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa have made.� It caps off a fine summer Bates for Bates, who also had a big impact in the recent Rose Bowl and Twenty20 series in Australia. Over the course of the tournaments she became just the third White Fern to score four consecutive half-centuries. - APNZ

Top 10 finish for McCall Southland No1 Vaughan McCall has finished as the best of the Kiwis at the South African Stroke Play Championship after he secured a top 10 finish in George. The 21-year-old from the Gore Golf Club carded a three under par 69 in the final round at the Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa to finish 10 shots back from the champion Haydn Porteous. The South African became only the third player in the history of the South African Stroke Play Championship to defend his title. Porteous closed with a final round of 69 to win by two strokes on 13-under-par 275. Werner Ferreira took second place on 11 under with a final round of 69, and Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti finished third on 10 under with a closing 70. He joins Dale Hayes (1969 and 1970) and David Suddards (1978 and 1979) as the

only players to have defended their national Stroke Play titles. McCall, who had rounds of 73, 68, 75 and 69 to finish on a three under par total, will now return home to prepare for his own title defence of the New Zealand Stroke Play at Paraparaumu Beach from March 21-24. McCall made history in 2012 when he became the first golfer in 24 years to win both the NZ Stroke Play and the NZ Amateur Championship in the same year. Manawatu amateur Josh Munn, who got into contention at the halfway stage with a superb seven under par 65, faded in the final two rounds with scores of 73 and 78 to slip back to a share of 29th place. The other two Kiwis in the field, Tyler Hodge of Levin and Blair Riordan of Takaka, missed the cut. - APNZ


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Manawatu HRC fields, form, drivers Fields for Manawatu HRC meeting at Manawatu Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 RACE 1 12.28pm (NZT) THE RALTEX MOBILE PACE $5500, claimers mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 54000 Eagle Eyes (1) fr.....................K Marshall (J) 2 90987 Eagle Eye Bromac (2) fr................T Mitchell 3 07964 Howzat (3) fr.............................. J Abernethy 4 19858 Motu Just In Time (4) fr...................S Phelan 5 50680 Mighty Creation (5) fr.....................N Chilcott 6 22034 Crown Prince (6) fr................... J I Dickie (J) 7 00221 Thrill Factor (7) fr..................... Z Butcher (J) 8 36865 Jonny Wilkinson (21) fr................. D Butcher 9 07343 Sierra Franco (22) fr...................P Ferguson RACE 2 12.58pm THE HARD WORKING COMMITTEE TROT $5500, 3yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2500m 1 3684 Foray (1) fr......................................M Hickey 2 39544 Wywurri fr...................................... Scratched 3 54x82 Seen (2) fr..................................... S Dickson 4 74735 Navaho (3) fr...............................P Ferguson 5 Jomo (4) fr.................................. J Robinson 6 48800 Consentual fr................................ Scratched 7 0 Lord Mickey fr............................... Scratched 8 62254 Door Slammer (5) fr...................... D Butcher 9 346D6 Rich Earl (6) fr............................... F Cossey RACE 3 1.23pm THE LIFE MEMBERS MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 7 Kotabharu (1) fr...............................S Phelan 2 00269 Wards Creek (2) fr.................... J I Dickie (J)

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Otago Greyhound RC fields, form Fields for Otago Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Forbury Park Raceway meeting today. NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 RACE 1, 12.16pm (NZT) OTAGO FIRST4 MAIDEN SPRINT C0, 310m 1 74 Flying Blake nwtd C &..................D Roberts 2 44786 Winsome Extra nwtd..................J McInerney 3 27622 Go Timmee nwtd............................ G Cleeve 4 784F7 Manapouri nwtd M &............................. J Hill 5 21 Star Dreamer (c1) nwtd C &............... Fagan 6 63463 Uno Green nwtd L &........................... Wales 7 53 Iona Brightspark nwtd...................... M Grant 8 4578 Leah Belle nwtd...............................R Breen 9 666 White Legs nwtd........................J McInerney 10 57F76 Uno Nosey nwtd..............................R Breen RACE 2, 12.35pm DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER SPRINT C0, 310m 1 37457 Opawa Niko nwtd.............................R Breen 2 478 Red Eye Max nwtd..................... R Cockburn 3 67385 Supreme Shelleen nwtd.............J McInerney 4 Dynamic Black nwtd A &....................Seque 5 32631 Go Alice (c1) nwtd......................... G Cleeve 6 477 Homebush Limbo nwtd..............J McInerney 7 354 Cawbourne Chief nwtd.................... M Grant 8 35486 Uno Shyla nwtd................................R Breen 9 85 Jack’s A Jewel nwtd C &...............D Roberts 10 67x86 Jumpin’ Joseph nwtd.................J McInerney RACE 3, 12.52pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG. NZ C0, 545m 1 48373 Poised Boy nwtd A &..........................Seque 2 476 Opawa Jay nwtd L &........................... Wales 3 577 Opawa Royal nwtd L &....................... Wales 4 365 Black Tank nwtd............................... M Grant 5 75577 Quiet Snort nwtd................................ J Allen

6 54445 Opawa Carlos nwtd L &...................... Wales 7 35253 Tepirita Ruby nwtd.....................J McInerney 8 21 Opawa Marg (c1) nwtd J &..............D Fahey 9 66x87 Opawa Jake nwtd L &......................... Wales 10 8 Opawa Rufus nwtd L &....................... Wales RACE 4, 1.11pm BLUE BUBBLE DUNEDIN TAXIS STAKES C1, 310m 1 82162 Marmalade Skies nwtd......................J Dunn 2 23646 Opawa Steve nwtd L &....................... Wales 3 68734 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 4 177 Shyanne Jade nwtd......................... M Grant 5 63267 Foggy Storm 19.01 J &...........................May 6 31678 Harley Haka nwtd......................J McInerney 7 56467 Johnny’s Blue 18.69 P &................B Conner 8 8F654 Moreport Shannon 18.87 P &........B Conner 9 73878 Wandy Matt 18.91............................ M Grant 10 88585 Real Slim Shady 19.02 J &.....................May RACE 5, 1.30pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP SPRINT C1, 310m 1 37584 What A Dump 18.78 J &.........................May 2 46683 New Ingilltab nwtd P &...................B Conner 3 88858 Sing Cilla Black 18.53 J &......................May 4 32x48 Winston Who nwtd.............................J Dunn 5 85223 Opawa Leighton nwtd......................R Breen 6 68485 Uno Flash nwtd L &............................ Wales 7 21126 Starla nwtd.................................J McInerney 8 34475 Wandy Feather 18.64...................... M Grant 9 44686 Black Ozark 18.95..........................J Guthrie 10 34587 Rollem Up Joany nwtd...............J McInerney RACE 6, 1.47pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS STAKES C1, 545m 1 66433 Moon And Sea 34.08......................... J Allen 2 24614 Spicy Bling nwtd C &....................D Roberts 3 22532 Indi’s Grace 33.47............................ M Grant 4 x6542 Bake Bean Betty 32.86...................... J Allen 5 56314 Criniti’s nwtd.......................................J Dunn 6 66344 Autumn Spirit 33.63........................... J Allen 7 23122 Jinja Power nwtd J &.......................D Fahey

8 38228 Chill Out Ralph nwtd L &.................... Wales 9 22264 Charlie’s Choice nwtd A &..................Seque 10 76526 Pukeko Express 34.14...................... B Eade RACE 7, 2.06pm BRIAN BAGLEY DRIVER LICENSING SPRINT C2, 310m 1 46278 Black Trigger 19.04 P &.................B Conner 2 21143 Bugsy Bangles 18.45 J &................D Fahey 3 23111 Wandy Grant 18.73........................ G Cleeve 4 77655 Star Gun 18.67 J &.................................May 5 31561 Go Housie nwtd............................. G Cleeve 6 16766 Life With Dexter 18.60 J &......................May 7 84764 Primitive 18.58...................................J Dunn 8 26682 Smash Amy 18.86........................... M Grant 9 7668x Cosmic Bolero nwtd P &................B Conner 10 11118 Dillmanstown 18.92............................J Dunn RACE 8, 2.25pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS CEE. SPRINT C3, 310m 1 51142 Miss Sweet 18.88 P &...................B Conner 2 22113 Mr. Big Stuff 18.63.............................J Dunn 3 44168 Big Token nwtd...........................J McInerney 4 33417 Homebush Coco 19.25..............J McInerney 5 77632 Cot Case Cutie 18.62 J &.......................May 6 74685 Rule Judge Judy 19.42 J &.....................May 7 61342 Another Coffee 18.72.................J McInerney 8 88877 Genista Tornado 18.58 J &.....................May 9 36361 Turbo Tundra (c4) 18.63................... M Grant 10 77372 Pure And Special 18.47................... M Grant RACE 9, 2.42pm NEW ZEALAND RACING SERIES NOVICE FINAL NZRSf, 545m 1 32315 Thrilling Jonah (c2) 32.75................ M Grant 2 44515 Know Revenge (c2) 32.71............. G Cleeve 3 74851 Calm Spirit (c2) 33.00........................ J Allen 4 57416 Time For What (c1) 33.53............ M Roberts 5 51217 Homebush Violet (c2) 33.51......J McInerney 6 68541 Opawa Peekay (c2) 32.90 L &............ Wales 7 81211 Opawa Casper (c1) 33.19 L &............ Wales 8 72323 Bone Nerd (c1) nwtd.................... M Roberts

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9 14211 Stolen Money (c2) nwtd................. G Cleeve 10 76526 Pukeko Express (c1) 34.14............... B Eade RACE 10, 3.06pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C3/4, 545m 1 65856 Magic Lass nwtd C &....................D Roberts 2 77x23 Union Steam (c3) 32.83...................J Goode 3 85755 Homebush Iris 33.01..................J McInerney 4 53876 Okuku Dreamer nwtd C &................... Fagan 5 81121 Starburst Clemmy(c3) 33.36............ M Grant 6 16116 Wild Grove (c3) 33.09 J &...............D Fahey 7 13322 Black Emily 33.28 L &......................... Wales 8 22213 Cawbourne Kim nwtd.................J McInerney 9 38784 Gone Awol (c2) nwtd.................J McInerney RACE 11, 3.23pm MURRAY GRANT MEMORIAL SPRINT C4, 310m 1 62633 Waterhouse 18.75 J &............................May 2 61715 Another Colt nwtd......................J McInerney 3 24522 Blickling Bridge 18.62 J &.......................May 4 73612 Benny’s Angel nwtd...................J McInerney 5 45655 Smash Dora 18.69........................... M Grant 6 7783x Another Becky 18.88.................J McInerney 7 87534 Know Rival 18.52........................... G Cleeve 8 22441 Elki nwtd...................................... M Roberts 9 56764 Cawbourne Reeah 18.47...........J McInerney 10 85884 Iceberg Rapper 19.07...................... M Grant RACE 12, 3.41pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 12TH MARCH C5, 310m 1 68114 Sorry Vanderford 18.38 J &....................May 2 62656 Cawbourne Dusty 18.49.................. M Grant 3 16872 Heza Sensation 18.70 P &............B Conner 4 28771 Cool Jordie 19.12..............................S Whall 5 34816 Another Breeze 18.32................J McInerney 6 13618 Wandy Devil 18.77........................... M Grant 7 23732 Homebush Mayhem 19.12.........J McInerney 8 31533 Know Escape 18.31....................... G Cleeve 9 66728 Jonny Jet nwtd...................................J Dunn 10 17537 Fireman’s Escort nwtd................... G Cleeve

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SPORT SCOREBOARD Results Athletics

Ashburton Junior Athletics February 13 Long Jump Girls 7 Years 1st Emma Becroft 2.88m, 2nd Rosaria Gibson 2.52m, 3rd Mackenzie Hunter 2.44m. Girls 8 Years 1st Ella Pearson 2.88m, 2nd Harmyn McLean 2.69m, 3rd Maddi Lowry 2.56m. Boys 7 Years 1st Izak DerikWestaway 3.25m, 2nd Hamish O’Reilly 2.86m, 3rd Daniel Cousins 2.83m. Boys 8 Years 1st Jackson Ross 3.13m, 2nd Matheson Colquhoun 2.42m, 3rd Jack McKenzie 2.39m. Boys 9 Years 1st Hugh Cameron 3.49m, 2nd Mac Holmwood 2.94m, 3rd Jed Syme 2.83m. Boys 10 Years 1st Ben Nordqvist 3.38m, 2nd Josh Sheridan 3.37m, 3rd Ben Hooley 3.16m. Boys 11 Years 1st Marcus Bishop 3.81m, 2nd Toby Lee 3.44m. High Jump Girls 10 Years 1st Ashlee Strawbridge 1.13m, 2nd Isabella Roulston 1.05m, 3rd Loren Hay and Sheryl Carter 0 .95m. Girls 11 Years 1st Amy Pearson 1.16m, 2nd Natasha Waddell 1.05m, 3rd Olivia Bryning 1.05m. SHOT PUT Girls 9 Years 1st Hannah O’Reilly 4.96m, 2nd Eilish Pierce 4.67m, 3rd Hannah Humm 4.36m. Girls 12 Years 1st Nataliya Stroganov 4.82m, 2nd Maggie Tarry 4.37m, 3rd Vikki DerikWestaway 4.15m. Girls 14 Years 1st Taylor Cousins 7.43m, 2nd Mikhayla-Rose Stroganov 7.05m, 3rd Charlotte Waddell 6.56m. Boys 10 Years 1st Ben Nordqvist 6.43m, 2nd Ben Hooley 5.99m, 3rd Josh Sheridan 4.82m. Boys 11 Years 1st Marcus Bishop 8.22m, 2nd Toby Lee 6.78m. Discus Girls 10 Years 1st Sheryl Carter 16.05m, 2nd Ashlee Strawbridge 12.48m, 3rd Isabella Roulston 10.79m. Girls 11 Years 1st Natasha Waddell 11.40m, 2nd Amy Pearson 11.38m, 3rd Olivia Bryning 10.98m. Boys 8 Years 1st Jackson Ross 16.10m, 2nd Matheson Colquhoun 11.51m, 3rd Jack McKenzie 10.72m. Boys 12 Years 1st Aiden Campbell 15.90m, 2nd Logan McCorkindale. Boys 13 Years 1st Richard Bishop 20.42m. 60M Girls 7 Years 1st Emma Beecroft 10.52s, 2nd Mackenzie Hunter 10.72s, 3rd Rosaria Gibson 11.72s. Girls 8 Years 1st Ella Pearson 10.93s, 2nd Harmyn McLean 11.47s, 3rd Maddi Lowry 11.65s. Girls 9 Years 1st Isabella Gibson 10.28s, 2nd Hannah O’Reilly 10.69s, 3rd Eilish Pierce 11.20s. Boys 7 Years 1st Michael Bradley 10.58s, 2nd Daniel Cousins 10.79s, 3rd Hamish O’Reilly 10.85s. Boys 8 Years 1st Jackson Ross 10.15s, 2nd Izak Derik-Westaway (7) 10.41s, 3rd Matheson Colquhoun 10.56s. Boys 9 Years 1st Hugh Cameron 9.92s, 2nd Jed Syme 9.95s, 3rd Cade Whittaker 9.98s. 200M Girls 7 Years 1st Emma Beecroft 39.46s, 2nd Mackenzie Hunter 41.21s, 3rd Rosaria Gibson 41.38s. Girls 8 Years 1st Ella Pearson 39.20s, 2nd Maddi Lowry 39.89s, 3rd Harmyn McLean 41.76s. Girls 9 Years 1st Isabella Gibson 37.00s, 2nd Hannah O’Reilly 37.41s, 3rd Eilish Pierce 39.24s. Boys 7 Years 1st Hamish O’Reilly 37.69s, 2nd Daniel Cousins 38.33s, 3rd Michael Bradley 39.42s. Boys 8 Years 1st Jackson Ross 34.00s, 2nd Izak Derik-Westaway (7) 34.52s, 3rd Matheson Colquhoun 36.08s. Boys 9 Years 1st Hugh Cameron 33.23s, 2nd Cade Whittaker 33.60s, 3rd Jed Syme 37.17s. Boys 12 Years 1st Aiden Campbell 30.57s, 2nd Logan McCorkindale 35.51s. Boys 13 Years 1st Richard Bishop 33.79s. 400M Girls 9 Years 1st Isabella Gibson 1.20.24, 2nd Mia Pearson 1.23.98, 3rd Jasmin Strawbridge 1.26.14. Girls 12 Years 1st Vikki Derik-Westaway 1.26.33. Boys 9 Years 1st Jed Syme 1.23.40, 2nd Hugh Cameron 1.28.50, 3rd Cade Whittaker 1.32.80. 800M Boys 12 Years 1st Logan McCorkindale 2.58.19, 2nd Aidan Campbell 3.14.07. Boys 13 Years 1st Richard Bishop 2.52.13. 1500M Boys 10 Years 1st Josh Sheridan7.33.97, 2nd George Seque 7.34.90, 3rd Ben Nordquist 8.31.10.

Bowls Ashburton Bowling Club Toyota Triples February 15 1st Bob Harrison, John Bennett and Dick Smitheram; 3 wins 16 ends 41 points; 2nd Murray Smallridge, Athol MacDonald and Gordon Sparks; 3 wins 12 ends 29 points; 3rd Charlie Leech, Mike Quinn and Maurice Houston; 2 wins 1 draw 14 ends 28 points; 4th Brian Williams, Colin Dennis and Alan Smith; 2 wins 15 ends 23 points; 5th Roger Gutberlet, Diane Gutberlet and Ursula Crack; 2 wins 14 ends 30 points; 6th Bob Neilson, Doug Watson and Jack Sclater; 2 wins 14 ends 21 points  Ladies Stepping Out Triples February 18 1st  Curd, N Woods and A Reid  3 wins 20 ends 38 points. 2nd M Eder, S Maw and J Chivers  3 wins 16 ends 34 points. 3rd  G Whipp, W Herriot and J Rooke  2 wins 1 draw 20 ends 34 points.

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club February 15 Monday evening – 2 rnd Duplicate N/S 1  G Brown and D Fisher 2  M Bruce and S Lyons3 V Hampton and B Leighton E/W  1  O and J Hooper  2  J Lovett and L Leadley  3  V Boje and Joyce Johnson Tuesday Evening – 2rnd  Duplicate N/S 1 B Smith and J Knight 2 W Kolkman and I Taylor, 3  M Buckland and M Stowell E/W 1 P  and T Downwaard ,2  A Rooney and M Kolkman 3 B McIlraith and J Irwin Wednesday Afternoon 2 rnd    Duplicate N/S 1 A Lysaght and M Moore, 2  M Buckland and T Downward,3   B Macaulay  and B McIlraith E/W 1  K Robb and B Smith, 2 J Irwin and  Jan Johnson, 3 A Maude and R Kyle Thursday Evening – Mary Mulligan Trophy N/S 1 B Holmes and R McLaughlin 2  S Rosevear  and T Small. 3  M Buckland and  J Knight E/W 1  P Fergus and  K Robb. 2   M Moore and I Taylor  3 M Bruce and E Taylor

Cricket Mid Canterbury Senior Reps v South Canterbury

Senior Reps February 18 South Canterbury won by 8 wickets Mid Canterbury D Murari c G Matthews b C Hinton ............. 8 R Polson c G Matthews b M Woods ........... 7 B Ward c C Davies b M Woods .................. 5 D Kruger c G Matthews b S Murphy ........... 8 M Winter c N Horsley b M Woods ...............53 W Southby Ibw b M Woods ......................... 0 R Phillips st G Matthews b S Carlew ...........13 M Tait c G Matthews b M Woods ................21 T Meyrick c R Preston b M Woods .............. 0 K Polson c S Carlew b S Murphy ................ 3 P Warren not out .......................................... 2 Total 40.4 overs ..........................................133 Bowler C Hinton 13.0-1-53-1-0-0 M Woods 14.0-6-19-6-0-0 S Murphy 9.4-1-40-2-0-0 S Carlew 4.0-2-8-1-0-0 South Canterbury C Davies c K Polson b P Warren ..............  10 R Preston c M Winter b R Phillips ............. 48 J Geddes Ibw b R Phillips ......................... 31 N Horsley Ibw b R Phillips ......................... 32 G Drake c D Murari b R Phillips ................ 15 B Matthews b R Phillips ............................. 3 S Carlaw b P Warren ................................. 28 Z Sanders not out ....................................... 13 M Woods c W Southby b T Meyrick .......... 18 S Murphy c D Murari b T Meyrick ............. 11 C Hinton c K Polson b R Phillips ................ 2 Total 69.0 over ........................................... 224 Bowler P Warren 11.0-4-22-0-0 R Polson 8.0-1-34-0-0-0 R Phillips 28.0-5-86-6-0-0 D Kruger 2.0-0-7-0-0-1 M Tait 2.0-0-7-0-2-0 T Meyrick 16.0-2-48-2-0-0 K Polson 2.0-0-12-0-0-0 Mid Canterbury 2nd Innings D Murari Ibw b M Woods .............................15 R Polson c G Matthews b C Hinton ............ 1 B Ward b M Woods ..................................... 9 D Kruger c G Matthews b S Murphy ........... 17 M Winter c G Matthews b S Murphy .......... 21 W Southby b C Hinton ................................ 7 R Phillips b M Woods .................................. 26 M Tait c C Davies b C Hinton ..................... 2 T Meyrick c S Carlaw b M Woods .............. 17 K Polson Ibw b S Carlaw ............................ 0 P Warren not out ......................................... 0 Total 36.3 overs ..........................................117 Bowler C. Hinton 14.0-3-35-3-0-0 M Woods 13.0-2-49-4-0-0 S Murphy 8.0-1-31-2-0-0 S. Carlaw 1.3-1-0-1-0-0 South Canterbury Senior Reps 2nd Innings C Davies c M Winter b R Phillips ................ 3 R Preston run out (T Meyrick) ..................... 1 J Geddis not out ........................................... 7 N Horsley not out ..........................................17 Bowler R Phillips 4.0-1-8-1-0-0 T Meyrick 3.2-0-20-0-0-0

Golf Ashburton Golf Club ANZ Friday Teams February 15 Top Team: Owies Oddfellows 97 (Richard Begg, Owen Miller, Robert White, Whare Paul); Top Man: Richard Begg 37; Top Lady: Val Cartney 32; Men: Young Uns 90, X Cockies 89½, Fairlie Flyers 87, Hit & Hope 85½; Mixed: Macks 92, Roaring Pride 91, Gabites Swingers 85½; Ladies: Mrs Browns Girls 93½, Periwinkles 87. Nearest Pins; Templeton Motors: J. Binnie, Paul May Motors: T. Bennett, Mac Maggies: J. Cantrell; BP Ashburton: D. Morrison Gabites Lucky Player: M. Mitchell; BP Lucky Player: Adrian Hopwood Two’s: Di Engelbrecht, Dave Morrison x 2, T. Bennett Final Result February 15 Top Team Over the Field: X Cockies 626 (Tony Bennett, Derek Prebble, John Lovett, Bill Doak); 2nd Owies Oddfellows 625 (Owen Miller, Richard Begg, Robert White, Whare Paul); 3rd: Roaring Pride 625 (Val Cartney, Ina Divers, Clarrie Glaway, Bob Jones). Grades; Women: 1st Lovely Ladies 621½; 2nd 4w’s: 618; Mixed: 1st Green Team 618½, 2nd Just the Hounds 611; Men: 1st Read Rebels 621, 2nd Fairlie Flyers 614, 3rd Pakeke Pros 609. The most consistently participating but continuously unsuccessful team: The Fisherman. First Championships Qualifying Round February 16 Senior: Greig Sparrow net 69; Intermediate: Brent MacGregor 69; Junior A: George Brown 67; Junior B Gerald O’Sullivan 69. Other scores Charlie Alexander 69; Paul Greer, Miti Daniels and Peter Bain 70; Clarrie Galway, David Fisher, Bill Doak, Hamish Niles, Paul May, Bob Grant, Owen Miller, Vince Carr and Paul Mac Fie all 71; Rodney O’Neill 72 on countback from 8 others. Twos: Charlie Alexander, David Fisher, Rodney O’Neill and John Dudley. Nett Eagles: #6 Birdy Jackpot: #9 Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: David Fisher, MSA: Owen Miller, Rothburys Insurance: Sharon Bradford, Netherby Meats: Vicki Moore, Blue Pub (Longest Putt): Charlie Alexander, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Vince Carr.

Mayfield Golf Club 9 Hole division February 14 Wendy Sim Opening Day Trophy, Best Nett and putting competition 1st - Victoria Simpson 63:28:35 with 16 putts Nearest the Pins – Greg Sim Builders & Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 – Bernie Morrison; Mayfield Transport No. 5 – not struck.

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight Stableford February 14 Senior; Brendan Hurley 24, Ray Wards 24, John Smitheram 22, Murray Wilson 22, Gordon Rennie 22, Pete Marshall 22, Nigel Heney 21, Snow Pierce 21, Brent Smith 21.Junior; Bruce Henderson 22, Mark Williams 21, Lyndon Moore 21, Kerry Whiting 21, Craig Paulin 21. Women; Madeline Smith 24,

Shona Vucetich 23, Elizabeth Collins 22, Verna Hampton 22, Carol Shanks 21 b/l.Non-handicap; Andy Rattray 33.

Shooting Ashburton Rifle Shooting John Snowden 50.10, 50.7, 50.8, 150.25, John Miller 50.8, 50.5, 50.8, 150.21, Tim Webb 50.9, 49.4, 50.7, 149.19, Peter Newman 45.3, 50.6, 49.4, 144.13, Brian Hawksby 47.3, 49.5, 47.5, 143.13, John Fleming 48.4, 49.4, 43.1, 140.9, Murray Cook 46.1, 48.4, 46.2, 140.7, Sandy Collett 48.2, 46.3, 44.1, 138.6, Coby Snowden 46.1, 43.1, 46.4, 135.6.

Softball Hampstead Softball Club Nosh Café Slow-Pitch February 15 Nosh Café Marines & Angels 20 - 9 Hawks; S & Giggles 19 - 14 As Good As It Gets; TGIF Sluggers 20 - 11 Muz’s Tigers.

Mid Canterbury Softball February 16 Tball Borough 7-0 Tinwald Dolphins; Hinds Heroes 31-27 Hampstead Yellow ; Hampstead Blue 7-0 Rakaia Redsox; St Josephs Panthers 31-30 Longbeach Strikers; Tinwald Whitesox 21-15 St Josephs Tigers; Netherby Nixons 35-30 Allenton Diamonds Slowpitch Metalcorp Hampstead Allstars 15-10 Allenton Tigers; Netherby Dodgers 15-14 Rakaia Royals; Tinwald Blacksox 19-11 Hampstead Little League Cardinals 15-10 Ashburton City Tigers; Pirates v Methven Mad dogs - game to be replayed. Revival Series Fairfield Marines 10-8 Phoenix Flyers; Rusty Demons 15-5 AC Hellcats; Nosh Cafe Hampstead Hawks 22-9 Revival Rebels; Fairfield Marines 11-5 Rusty Demons

Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis February 16 Mixed Masters Blue beat Red 6 matches to 0 Martin Reid & Gordon Wilson beat Chris Thomas & Bob Riseley 9-4; Brian Sivier & Adrienne Hodson beat June Doig & Terri Hunt 9-7; Martin Reid & Adrienne Hodson beat Chris Thomas & T. Hunt 9-5; Gordon Wilson & Brian Sivier beat Bob Riseley & June Doig 9-5; Martin Reid & Brian Sivier beat Chris Thomas & June Doig 9-2; Gordon Wilson & Adrienne Hodson beat Bob Riseley & Terri Hunt 9-5. Orange beat Gold 4 matches to 2 David Fisher & Peter Yates beat Dennis Taylor & Cynthia Christie 9-6; Barbara Danielson & Pauline Scott beat Reg Donaldson & Maree Allen 9-8; David Fisher & Pauline Scott beat Dennis Taylor & Maree Allen 9-6; Peter Yates & Barbara Danielson lost to Cynthia Christie & Reg Donaldson 5-9; David Fisher & Barbara Danielson beat Dennis Taylor & Reg Donaldson 9-4; Peter Yates & Pauline Scott lost to Cynthia Christie & Maree Allen 6-9. A Grade Methven lost to Allenton 5 matches to 1 Jayden Cromie & Ben Wright lost to Tony Brosnahan & Ashleigh Leonard 1-6, 4-6; James Watt & Jack Edgington lost to Brenton Donaldson & James Wild 1-6, 5-7; Jayden Cromie lost to Tony Brosnahan 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 0-1 (3-10); Ben Wright lost to Ashleigh Leonard 5-7, 3-6; James Watt beat Brenton Donaldson 6-1, 6-4; Jack Edgington lost to James Wild 0-6, 0-6. Hampstead lost to Dorie 4 matches to 2 Tom Deeley & Murray Amyes lost to Rhys Cromie & Don Lake 3-6, 3-6; Matt Bubb & Mary Anne Tyne beat Todd Boag & Jess McCloy 6-1, 6-1; Tom Deeley lost to Rhys Cromie 3-6, 2-6; Murray Amyes lost to Don Lake 1-6, 3-6; Matt Bubb lost to Todd Boag 6-2, 4-6, 0-1 (8-10); Mary Anne Thyne beat Jess McCloy 6-1, 6-2. Fairton beat Tinwald 5 matches to 1 Peter Leonard & Dave Hampton beat Simon Jordan & Luke Glendining 6-3, 6-3; Phil Crozier & Bradley Chisnall beat Aidan Mitchell & Isaac Langley 6-3, 6-1; Peter Leonard beat Simon Jordan 6-2, 6-3; Phil Crozier beat Luke Glendining 6-1, 6-3; Dave Hampton lost to Aidan Mitchell 6-7 (4-7), 3-6; Bradley Chisnall beat Isaac Langley 6-3, 7-5. A Reserve Hampstead Gold beat Hinds/Mayfield by default Methven White beat Methven Purple 6 matches to 0 Flynn Ness & Hamish Hood beat Catherine Kuyf & Sam Stratton 6-1, 6-3; Irene Anderson & Sarah Ishikawa beat Amanda Withers & Ella McKendry 6-4, 6-1; Flynn Ness beat Catherine Kuyf 6-2, 6-1; Irene Anderson beat Amanda Withers 6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (10-5); Hamish Hood beat Sam Stratton 6-3, 6-2; Sarah Ishikawa beat Ella McKendry 6-1, 6-0. Allenton Maroon lost to Tinwald 7 sets to 6 Hannah Lloyd & Ryan Feutz beat Georgia Harvey & Shannon Crequer 6-0, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6); Larissa Allan & Kate Benny lost to Pippa McCaw & Beth Muir 2-6, 2-6; Larissa Allan beat Beth Muir 6-3, 6-2; Kate Benny lost to Pippa McCaw 3-6, 0-6; Hannah Lloyd lost to Georgia Harvey 0-6, 2-6; Ryan Feutz beat Shannon Crequer 6-1, 6-1. Hampstead Blue beat Hinds/Longbeach 7 sets to 6 Christal Brosnahan & Connor Brosnahan beat Duncan Rollinson & Nic Jansen 6-2, 6-4; Nicole Purdom & Jukia Imai lost to William Reith & James Moore 6-3, 1-6, 0-1 (3-10); Christal Brosnahan beat Duncan Rollinson 6-1, 6-0; Connor Brosnahan beat Nic Jansen 6-1, 6-0; Nicole Purdom lost to William Reith 0-6, 0-6; Jukia Imai lost to James Moore 1-6, 2-6. B Grade Hampstead beat Pik n mix 5 games to 1 Erin Connelly-Whyte & Ryan Feutz beat Kate Wild & Jake Edwards 9-5; Fran Connelly-Whyte & Penny Young beat Troy Edwards & Cannan Elvines 9-7; Erin Connelly-Whyte beat Kate Wild 6-0, 7-6 (7-5); Ryan Feutz beat Jake Edwards 6-0, 6-1; Fran Connelly-Whyte beat Troy Edwards 6-3,

6-2; Penny Young lost to Cannan Elvines 4-6, 0-6. Allenton lost to Methven Black 6 sets to 5 Angus Mears & Rosie Twamley lost to Paddy Ahearn & Rory Poser 5-9; Simon Reid & Nic Thomassen beat Ella Ahearn & Laura Muckle 9-4; Angus Mears lost to Paddy Ahearn 6-7, (4-7), 4-6; Rosie Twamley beat Ella Ahearn 6-4, 6-2; Simon Reid lost to Laura Muckle 1-6, 4-6; Nic Thomassen beat Rory Poser 6-7 (10-6), 6-2. Rakaia lost to Methven Jade 4 matches to 2 Jake Benny & Holly Wild lost to Quintin Pannett & Jarrad Hill 4-9; Jacob Pye & Richard Bishop lost to Samantha Molloy & Amelia Holmes 7-9; Jake Benny lost to Quintin Pannett 3-6, 4-6; Holly Wild lost to Jarrad Hill 1-6, 0-6; Jacob Pye beat Samantha Molloy 6-0, 6-1; Richard Bishop beat Amelia Holmes 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6). Tinwald Orange lost to Tinwald White 6 matches to 0 Ella Sinclair & Sally Cunneen lost to Oliver McKeown & Liam Schikker 2-9; Albertene Hefford & Emily-Jane Farr lost to John Leslie & Sam McAtamney 0-9; Ella Sinclair lost to Oliver McKeown 4-6, 3-6; Albertene Hefford lost to John Leslie 3-6, 6-4, 0-1 (12-14); Emily Jane Farr lost to Liam Schikker 1-6, 4-6; Sally Cunneen lost to Sam McAtamney 2-6, 6-4, 0-1 (7-10). Junior A Wakanui beat Tinwald Trojans 4 matches to 2 Jake Keenan & Harrison Davies beat Tyler Leonard & Hannah Kirwan 7-6, (7-2); Jabe Settle & Cory Paul beat Max Langley & Abbey Brady 6-4; Jake Keenan lost to Tyler Leonard 6-9; Harrison Davies beat Hannah Kirwan 9-6; Jabe Settle lost to Max Langley 3-9; Cory Paul beat Abbey Brady 9-8. Allenton Green beat Hinds 34 games to 30 Liam Donnelly & Sophie Ness lost to Ryan McNulty & Fergus Lobb 5-7; Harry Dargue & Millie Ness beat Emma Jansen & Jaidyn Busch 6-0; Liam Donnelly lost to Ryan McNulty 1-9; Sophie Ness beat Fergus Lobb 9-5; Millie Ness lost to Emma Jansen 5-9; Harry Dargue beat Jaidyn Busch 9-0. Hampstead Hurricanes drew with Rakaia 31 games all Hayden Adams & Vlad Barbu beat Hannah Helem & Daniel Hadfield 6-2; Scott Prendergast & Felicity Dalzell lost to Justice Robinson & Marcus Bishop 4-6; Hayden Adams beat Hannah Helem 9-0; Vlad Barbu lost to Justice Robinson 3-9; Scott Prendergast beat Daniel Hadfield 9-5; Felicity Dalzell lost to Marcus Bishop 0-9. Hampstead Crusaders beat Allenton Maroon 5 matches to 1 Jade Brosnahan & Lewis Potts beat Maisie Looij & Charlotte Muir 6-4; Jack Hastie & Oliver Hastie lost to Tory Kelland & Jordan Kell 4-6; Jade Brosnahan beat Maisie Looij 9-5; Lewis Potts beat Charlotte Muir 9-2; Jack Hastie beat Tory Kelland 9-7; Oliver Hastie beat Jordan Kell 9-2. Methven Blue beat Hampstead Rackettes 4 matches to 2 Isabelle Talbot & Jack Taggart beat Kristin Canning & Ella Radford 6-2; Emily Talbot & Rosemary Taggart lost to Helena Rossellini & Georgia Canning 2-6; Isabelle Talbot beat Kristin Canning 9-2; Jack Taggart beat Ella Radford 9-8; Emily Talbot lost to Helena Rossellini 1-9; Rosemary Taggart beat Georgia Canning 9-2. Dorie lost to Methven 6 matches to 0 Clark Stewart & Tomas Mones-Cazon lost to Ben Todd & Daniel Wilson 3-6; Annabel Bassett & Meg Gilbert lost to Sam Kemp & Mark Wilson 2-6; Clark Stewart lost to Ben Todd 1-9; Annabel Bassett lost to Sam Kemp 5-9; Meg Gilbert lost to Mark Wilson 2-9; Tomas Mones-Cazon lost to Daniel Wilson 8-9 (4-7). Junior B Allenton beat Hampstead 4 matches to 2 Patrick Harnett & Felix Harnett beat Troy Wilson & Thomas O’Brien 6-1; Connor Allen & Connor Donaldson beat Mac Burdett & Megan O’Brien 6-5; Patrick Harnett beat Troy Wilson 6-2; Felix Harnett beat Thomas O’Brien 6-3; Connor Allen lost to Mac Burdett 2-6; Connor Donaldson lost to Megan O’Brien 4-6. Hinds beat Tinwald Red 5 matches to 1 Nicholas Wilson & Cameron Slee beat Josh Jones & Sarah Millar 6-4; Joseph Allen-Perkins & Jonathan Rollinson beat Jack Millar & Sophie Bell 6-5; Nicholas Wilson beat Josh Jones 6-3; Cameron Slee beat Sarah Millar 6-1; Joseph Allen-Perkins lost to Jack Millar 3-6; Jonathan Rollinson beat Sophie Bell 6-1. Rakaia Pink lost to Rakaia Black 4 matches to 2 Sophie Moore & Jess Bloomfield beat Josh Bloomfield & Josh Dennett 6-0; Olivia Bishop & Holly Beattie lost to Preston Dochety & Sarah O’Reilly 5-6; Sophie Moore beat Josh Bloomfield 6-3; Jess Bloomfield lost to Josh Dennett 2-6; Olivia Bishop lost to Preston Dochety 2-6; Holly Beattie lost to Sarah O’Reilly 1-6.


Ko ‘let down by driver’ in final round

Methven Brown beat Longbeach Spinners 6 matches to 0 Liam Heavan & Charlie Brown beat Sean Scott & Hunter Brook 6-0; Jack Brown & Clancy Brown beat Charlie Brook & Emily Bitmead 6-4; Liam Heavan beat Sean Scott 6-1; Charlie Brown beat Hunter Brook 6-0; Jack Brown beat Charlie Brook 6-3; Clancy Brown beat Emily Bitmead 6-0. Dorie beat Methven Red 4 matches to 2 Jacob Price & Lydia Pye lost to Ben Farrell & Sophie Innes 5-6; Nico Mone-Cazon & Felicity Pye beat Kate Braidwood & Mathew Hydes 6-1; Jacob Price lost to Ben Farrell 0-6; Lydia Pye beat Kate Braidwood 6-2; Nico Mone-Cazon beat Mathew Hydes 6-0; Felicity Pye beat Sophie Innes 6-1. Allenton beat Methven 25 games to 24 Kaleb Chamberlain & Tegan McIntyre beat Josh Molloy & Harry Faulks 6-1; Cleo Harnett & Samuel Judge lost to Reilly Duff & Cameron Holmes 3-6; Kaleb Chamberlain beat Josh Molly 6-0; Tegan McIntyre beat Harry Faulks 6-5; Cleo Harnett lost to Reilly Duff 2-6; Samuel Judge lost to Cameron Holmes 2-6.

By Patrick McKendry Lydia Ko’s coach Guy Wilson has revealed why the golfing prodigy stumbled in the final round of the Australian Open – and the depth of her disappointment at finishing third. Wilson said a technical flaw when using the driver – normally Ko’s most effective club – undermined the 15-year-old’s round, and ultimately her tournament. A co-leader with Jiyai Shin heading into the final round at Royal Canberra, Ko stumbled over the early holes, enjoyed a brief recovery to challenge again, but then slipped to third overall behind winner Shin and second-placed Yani Tseng. Already on her way to her next challenge – the Honda LPGA Thailand which starts on Thursday – Ko has travelled armed with advice from Wilson about how she can improve on the tee. “The thing which let her down on the final day was her driver, which she had been so confident with during the week – making 14 or 15 fairways on most of the days – and then when it mattered most it didn’t work,” Wilson said. Asked if the usually nerveless Ko had been knocked off her stride by all the attention she was receiving around the world, Wilson replied: “It was purely a technical thing. I guess nerves might have played a part in that because she couldn’t figure it out while playing. She did hit a number of three woods when she would normally use the driver; she resorted to playing safe on a few occasions which is the thing to do when your key club isn’t going great. But on the holes when it mattered most when she was on her fightback, the one that would go left would ruin it.” Ko went left off the first tee, hitting into trees. A duffed second shot left her with a double bogey – the first of the tournament for her – before she bogied the second. With playing partner Shin comfortably making par on both, Ko was quickly three shots back. Although she rallied to draw level with Shin on the back nine, for once

Hinds Black beat Longbeach Aces 4 matches to 2 Olivia Wilson & Amelia McKeown beat Edward Keating & Daniel Bishop 6-4 Elliot Wilson & Hannah MacLeod beat Jasper Keating & Hamish Bishop 6-0; Olivia Wilson lost to Edward Keating 4-6; Elliot Wilson lost to Daniel Bishop 3-6; Hamish MacLeod beat Jasper Keating 6-1; Amelia McKeown beat Hamish Bishop 6-3. Hampstead Flames beat Rakaia 6 matches to 0 Toby Lee & Taryn Douglas beat Thomas Scott & Jahmaica Kulsen 6-0; Bradley Douglas & Lachlan Kingan beat Rebekah Nee & Sarah Mattson 6-1; Toby Lee beat Thomas Scott 6-0; Taryn Douglas beat Jahmaica Kulsen 6-0; Bradley Douglas beat Rebekah Nee 6-1; Lachlan Kingan beat Sarah Mattson 6-4. Christchurch Challenger Grade Friday 15 Mid Canterbury lost to Waimari Gold 4 matches to 2 Singles James Watt lost to Jack Murison 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 0-1 (7-9); James Wild lost to Michal Murchinson 1-6, 0-6; Joseph Benny beat Geordi Talarico 0-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7-1); Duncan Rollinson lost to Josh Murison 6-3, 5-7, 0-1 (2-7). Doubles James Watt & James Wild lost to Jack Murison & Michael Murchinson 0-6, 2-6; Joseph Benny & Duncan Rollinson beat Geordi Talarico & Josh Murison 7-6, (7-1), 7-5. Mid Canterbury beat Hagley Park/Cashmere Red 6 matches to 0 Singles Ashleigh Leonard beat Annabel Coates 6-2, 6-2; Stacey Hopwood beat Stephanie Jeffs 6-1, 6-1; Christal Brosnahan beat Lucia Kennedy 6-0, 6-0; Larissa Allan beat Samantha Kirkness 6-0, 6-1. Doubles Ashleigh Leonard & Stacey Hopwood beat Annabel Coats & Stephanie Jeffs 6-1, 6-3; Christal Brosnahan & Larissa Allan beat Lucia Kennedy & Samantha Kirkness 6-1, 6-3.

Draws Bowls

MSA Outdoor bowls Women’s Sponsored Triples February 21 starting at 9.30am Skips: Tinwald 1, G. Hawkins, W. Blackwell, N. MacKenzie, D. Gutberlet, R. Bennett, S. Holdom, W. Watson; Tinwald 2, Jo Dennis, G. McCosker, M. Sullivan, L. Curd, M.S.A.


Lydia Ko in her already remarkable career, Ko’s consistency wasn’t there. Shin went clear before Tseng also overtook her. Ko finished on 14 under, two shots behind Taiwan’s Tseng, the world No1, and four shots behind South Korea’s Shin. Wilson said her final-round 76, which was three over par, was one of Ko’s worst scores in a tournament “since I can remember”. Asked about her state of mind on Sunday night, Wilson said it was one of extreme disappointment. “She was pretty peed off, really. She could have won the tournament quite easily and she knows that she’s good enough to win week to week. “The one time that she needed it [a consistent round], it fell to pieces. Even if she had shot even par she could have won, I think. And then to not even come second, to come third; regardless of who the players are she’s still pretty peed off.” Shin’s extremely slow play earned her an official warning as well as several negative comments on social media from those who believed it a ploy to put Ko off, but Wilson said that wasn’t a factor. “That wasn’t to blame at all, it was more the driver and the fact that the very confident shot that she normally uses is the thing that has knocked her foundations down.” - APNZ

2013 Super 15

Ashburton Golf Club Brandon Bonanza February 23 Number 1 8.00 R Nicol, V Moore, K McRae,H Lovett. 8.07 D Hinton, F Williamson, T Cates, D McConnachie. 8.22 S Beavan, G Crawford, G Bellamy, R Carlson. 8.30 R Evans, K Shaw, B Watkins, H Ward. 8.37 C Hart, W Scott, J Moore, R MacGregor. 8.45 J Williamson, T Kearney, J Stone, 9.07 C Steyn, T Gimblett, P van Vollenhoven, S Stratford. 9.15 P Bell, J Senior, S Bradford, N Gill.11.30 R O’Neill, G Hewitt, S Richards, D Marsden. 11.37 S Jones, N Watson, S Winter, 11.45 P May, D Houghton, R Philip, G Sparrow. 12.00 B Clarke, H Niles, B MacGregor, M Isaacs. 12.07 P Greer, A Middleton, S Kircher, G McConnachie. 12.15 B Chinn +3 more. 12.37 M Kelly, P Jones, P Watson, T Kingsford. Number 10 8.00 G Brown, D Fisher, D Hewitt, K Soster. 8.07 R Gallagher, J Ackerley, E Sullivan, S Read. 8.37 J Stara, B Fechney, M Stoddart, R Bennett. 9.00 W Parr, E Parr, L Wackrow, M Wackrow. 11.30 H Argyle, D Engelbrecht, 11.45 P Bradford, B Hawksby, R Lambert, L Thomas. 12.00 MA Glasson, M Marsh, S Davidson, P Davidson. 12.07 P Pratt, B Nuttall, R Chatterton, K Clucas. 12.15 K Turner, M Daniel, D Green, J Green. 12.22 A Marshall, G Hubbard, M Ewing, M Thomas. 12.37 A Hopwood, P Hunt, G Jansen, G Smith 12.45 W Smith, B Smith, L McGee, S Kennedy. 12.52 V Carr, J Fechney, P MacAulay, S Bennett. Post entries accepted, any amendments to the draw will be posted on the Club website.

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Tinwald Blue beat Longbeach Tryhards 6 matches to 0 Grace Adams & Kate Brady beat Ashleigh Bagrie & Laura Bagrie 6-2; Sophie Adams & Haxby Hefford beat Krystal Gane & Jake Gane 6-0; Grace Adams beat Ashleigh Bagrie 6-3; Sophie Adams beat Laura Bagrie 6-4; Kate Brady beat Krystal Gane 6-0; Haxby Hefford beat Jake Gane 6-0.

Hampstead Sting beat Methven Gold 5 matches to 1 Levi Deal & Emma-Louise Stagg beat Finn Taylor & Edward Connew 6-0; Luke Prendergast & Timothy Connelly-Whyte beat Aroha Connew & Aoyte Taylor 6-1; Levi Deal beat Finn Taylor 6-5; Emma-Louise Stagg beat Aroha Connew 6-0; Luke Prendergast beat Aoyte Taylor 6-1; Timothy Connelly-Whyte lost to Edward Connew 1-6.

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Ko ‘let down by driver’ P11 | Wind of change for hurricane taylor P9

NZ attack boosted Boult the other option – and have the opportunity to bowl New Zealand to a series victory. That prospect seemed rather unlikely before McClenaghan’s injury, with national selection manager Kim Littlejohn ruling out the possibility of recalling Southee before next month’s three-test series. Littlejohn said it was preferential for Southee to remain with Northern Districts rather than give the England batsmen the chance to get “a look at him”. But, with England’s test team arguably on a par with the Proteas outfit which embarrassed the Black Caps last month, it would perhaps be prudent for New Zealand to snatch their current chance for a series triumph rather than leave Southee in reserve. He certainly appeared ready to return during Northern Districts’ win over Wellington last week, with match

By Kris Shannon New Zealand have gone for the kill in the ANZ one-day series against England, calling in not-so-secret weapon Tim Southee for the remaining two games. Despite assurances Southee, recovering from a thumb injury, would be kept under wraps until the tests, the national selectors smelt blood in the water and have let him loose. Mitchell McClenaghan took four wickets before departing with a side strain in the Black Caps’ three-wicket win in Hamilton on Sunday night, and now Southee will have a chance to capitalise on the good work of the man he has replaced. He could be immediately included in the playing XI in Napier tomorrow – with provincial teammate Trent

figures of 9-149 being complemented by 83 from 54 balls with the bat during his first run-out in two months. The 24-year-old felt no ill effects of the torn ligaments he suffered in his left thumb late last year, saying one game at domestic level was enough to assure him of fitness and form. “I’m very pleased with the way [the recovery] has gone,” he said. “I saw the surgeon a couple of weeks ago and he was very happy with the way that things had progressed. “I’ve been bowling in the nets for for the last three or four weeks. It was good to get some match time in and it felt like it was coming out reasonably well.” As for the confusion surrounding his availability, Southee thought he had been ruled out of only next week’s four-day warm-up match in Queenstown and was ready, when

From the sideline

needed, for the one-day series. Although another game in the Plunket Shield may have provided better preparation for wearing the whites against England, Southee said he was hardly going to turn down the opportunity join the national team earlier than expected. “The opportunity has come to come into the one-day set-up, and leading into the tests there’s still a few weeks so there’s still a chance to do plenty of bowling.” Southee was looking forward to meeting with teammates “buzzing” after the dramatic win in Hamilton, though he did express his disappointment at the reason for his recall. “[McClenaghan] has done extremely well in the short period he’s been involved and it’s a shame for him to get injured after another good performance.”  - APNZ

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Connie Davidson rides along River Road towards Rakaia in the Tinwald Cycling Club junior race on Sunday.

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Brent Kircher called on all his years of experience to time his final charge to the line to win the Tinwald Cycling Club race on the roads of Rakaia on Sunday. The club headed to Rakaia to contest for the John Cleary Memorial and Les Lisle Cups with a good field close to 60 riders for the 50km handicap event on River Road. The front and middle marks came together in the latter half of the run home to the finish line producing a bunch sprint to determine the final outcome. Kircher hit the front at the right time and held on to win by the

barest of margins and lift the John Clearly Memorial Trophy. Matt Ellis was rewarded for a solid ride to take second in the sprint with Rakaia local Geoff Skerton able to produce a top shelf effort to be right in the thick of the finish and secure third. Bruce Albon held on gamely to take fourth having kicked early in the sprint with the ever present Janis Crawford fifth. Tony Ward covered the course in 68.24 minutes to set the fastest time from co-markers Nathan Tew and Brad Hudson. Earlier the juniors and division two rode 16km.

Another Rakaia rider took top honours in the juniors with Ryan Jackson continuing his sterling first season on the bike, lifting the Butcher Cup. Ben Sutton came in second and in doing so recorded the fastest time of 28.0 minutes. Jake Beeman was on his shoulder at the finish to claim third and the second fastest time, with Connie Davidson fourth. John Harcourt and Tony Tarbotton had a battle royal with Harcourt getting the nod on the line to take division two. Next week the club travels to Terrace Downs for the picturesque ride to Lake Coleridge and back.

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Ashburton swimmer Matthew Harford won bronze at the New Zealand Junior Swimming Championships in Wellington at the weekend. Harford was seeded third in the boys’ 12 and under 200m butterfly and lived up to his billing, setting a personal best time to claim bronze. Harford also managed three other top 10 finishes, coming seventh in the 200m freestyle, eighth in the100m butterfly and eighth in the 400m freestyle. While Harford was the standout, the rest of the team also performed admirably. “It was a great effort with almost 100 per cent PBs (personal bests) from all 10 of our swimmers,” Ashburton Swim coach Carl Gordon said. “Of our 10 six were 12 and under so will have a chance to go back next year. The others in their last year swam well and set times good enough for the next step up which is what we aim for.” The Ashburton swimmers produced some of their best results in what was a tricky meet for swimmers, held joint-

ly in Wellington and Auckland. Matthew Clough came in third in the boys’ 12 and under 400m IM in Wellington, but ended up fourth after a swimmer in Auckland snuck into third. Clough was also eighth in the 200m backstroke, eighth in the 100m backstroke and 13th in the 400m freestyle. Sophie Beckley was seventh in the 100m breaststroke and eighth in the 12 girls’ 100m breaststroke, Aimee Elliott was seventh in the girls’ 12 and under 400m freestyle and Josh Harkness was 11th in the boys’ 11 50m freestyle. Overall the Ashburton Swim Team was 31st out of the record 92 clubs with the club without their own pool again winning the top club prize. QEII Swim Club lost the use of their pool in the earthquakes and currently uses the facilities at Jellie Park. They were top club last year and repeated that effort in a strong performance with 1028 points ahead of the powerful North Shore club with 688. The swim team is now preparing to send six swimmers the National Age Group Championships in Wellington from February 26.

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Guardian Weather

Tuesday, 19 February 2013




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NZ Today


Fine apart from areas of morning cloud. Northeast breezes.

Fine weather. Wind at 1000m: N 25 km/h developing. Wind at 2000m: N 30 km/h developing.









Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


FRIDAY: Cloudy, some drizzle. Southerlies.



Canterbury High Country

THURSDAY: Cloud increasing, evening drizzle. Southerlies.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Morning cloud, then fine. Northeasterlies.

TOMORROW: Morning cloud or fog, then fine. Southwest developing.




Ashburton Forecast

30 to 59

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

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Morning low cloud or fog, then fine. Southwest breezes developing.

26 27 23 28 23 25 27 21 23 25 31 22 22


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FZL: Above 3000m

Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light NW. Wind at 2000m: Light NW.


Cloud increasing, evening drizzle. Southerlies.

Fine, apart from increasing cloud in the east. Southeasterlies developing.



NZ Situation Cloudy, with drizzle patches. Southerlies. The large high remains over most of the country until Wednesday. A weakening front SATURDAY moves over the south and east of the South Island on Thursday, followed by another ridge of Mostly cloudy with winds tending northeast. high pressure.

Cloudy areas, especially in the east. Easterlies.

SATURDAY Mainly fine. Light winds.

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River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

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E 24




20.8 58.0

NE 26

25.0 12.7


23.4 79.0

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6:02 12:19 6:23 12:44 6:56 1:09 7:12 1:33 7:44 1:54 7:57 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 6:57 am Set 8:35 pm


Bad fishing

Set 12:36 am Rise 3:54 pm

Full moon

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Rise 6:58 am Set 8:34 pm


Bad fishing

Set 1:22 am Rise 4:42 pm

Last quarter

5 Mar 10:54 am

Rise 7:00 am Set 8:32 pm


Bad fishing

Set 2:12 am Rise 5:25 pm

New moon

12 Mar 8:53 am

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