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Teen to Mischka takes on kitten mothering role be tried for Sina’s murder One of the youngest people to be accused of murder in New Zealand has been committed to trial. The 16-year-old appeared in front of Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton Youth Court yesterday where he faced a charge of murdering Ashburton mother Sina Solomona, alongside a freshly laid charge of sexual violation by sexual connection with a female under 16. Ms Solomona was found dead at her Cass Street home on December 15 and the accused was arrested and charged with murder a few days later. He has denied the charge. Defence counsel Liz Bulger invited Judge Maze to formally commit the accused to trial on the murder count. He will appear at the High Court in Timaru on April 19. The accused was remanded in custody, but Ms Bulger indicated the issue of bail would probably be raised at the High Court callover next month. Committal on the sexual violation charge was unable to proceed yesterday due to technicalities, and Ms Bulger asked that information relating to the new charge be suppressed. However Crown prosecutor Andrew McRae said the Crown was likely to indict on all matters and Judge Maze denied the

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Taking motherhood to a new level, Mischka the chihuahua and her adopted feline baby. By Sue Newman It’s the ultimate test of nature versus nurture – will a kitten raised by a dog, bark or meow? Within a few weeks Trudy Collett will know the answer when her five-year-old chihuahua Mischka weans her latest baby, a tiny black kitten. So strong was Mischka’s mothering instinct that she was happy to take on any baby, even

a kitten. The five-year-old came into season and began producing milk at the same time as an abandoned two-week-old kitten arrived in the Collett home. From the moment Mischka saw the kitten, it was love at first sight; for the yet-to-be-named kitten it was the answer to an orphan’s prayer – a warm bed and an endless supply of milk. With two litters of puppies in her past, Mischka was no novice at feeding and caring for a fam-

ily. The instant the kitten was placed in her basket she made it welcome. Three weeks later they’re the perfect mother and son combo. “Initially we didn’t know if the kitten would live or if Mischka would cope with it, but she’d mother anything, her instincts are that strong. “She’s amazing, she does all the kitten’s hygiene,” Mrs Collett said. Devoted canine attention

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has seen the kitten thrive and become a bundle of energy. That does not deter Mischka who patiently endures having her baby climb over her, chew her ears and try to catch her bulging eyes with his sharp kitten claws. Dog-kitten adoptions are not unheard of, but with this one, in the oddest of ways, the pairing of the tiny dog and the even tinier kitten curled up in a pink basket, seems almost normal.

suppression request. The matter was remanded without plea until April 23, when the accused will re-appear in the Ashburton Youth Court to face the sexual violation charge. During proceedings the slightlybuild youth stood quietly and attentively in the dock in front of a gallery which included his parents and siblings and the mother of the murder victim.

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Marmageddon is over - for now By Sue Newman It’s black and smelly, but it drives its addicts crazy. That’s Marmite, the great Kiwi spread that’s been off the menu for almost a year, but tomorrow it’s making a comeback in supermarkets, dairies and corner stores around New Zealand. But its return comes with a warning – what’s out there tomorrow is all there is. When that’s gone the shelves will be empty again for another six to eight weeks. Since the February 2011 earthquake knocked Marmite producer Sanitarium out of business and stocks ran out in March last year,

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lovers of the zingy, yeasty spread have been forced to look elsewhere for their sharp tasting fix. For some that was a switch, albeit temporary, to Aussie cousin Vegemite, but others went cold turkey and toughed the drought out. Within 24 hours, however, Ashburton people will be able to get their first Marmite fix for many months as the product appears on supermarket shelves. Marmageddon is over – for now. Supermarkets and corner stores


are battening down the hatches for an early morning surge in trade tomorrow as Marmaholics fight to get their hands on their share of the black gold. Supplies will be limited, however and in supermarkets at least, the rule will be one 250g jar per customer. New World Ashburton owner Tony Shepperd does not expect bedlam tomorrow morning. His allocated stocks have been hiding in the shop’s store since Monday night and as a non-Marmite fan

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himself, he can’t understand what the fuss is about. Sanitarium has carefully allocated the 500,000 jars from its first production run and New World has exactly 1152 250g jars in stock. When they’re gone, that’s it for another six to eight weeks. The company anticipates there will be no Marmite black market like the one that occurred as the nation’s supplies dwindled post earthquake. New World grocery manager Jared Patterson believes the Marmite shortage only started to bite about six months ago, when every last forgotten jar in the back of the pantry was rediscovered and consumed. “Vegemite sales and even pea-

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nut butter sales lifted about then as people went after alternative spreads.” He knows his meagre stocks will be quickly snapped up and said stores had been told that stocks would continue to be limited over the next six months. The challenge for store owners is ensuring everyone gets a chance to satisfy their Marmite cravings, but the ultimate challenge for Sanitarium has been divvying up the 500,000 jars to make sure every store in every corner of the country has a chance to put the product back on their shelves, if only for a short time. Marmite came from Britain in 1910 but New Zealand quickly adopted it as its own, changing the recipe to suit Kiwi palates.

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Rainfall not a drought-breaker By Sue Newman Rainfall over the past 24 hours hasn’t been a drought breaker but it’s been a big tick in the right direction says farming leader Jeanette Maxwell. About 29 millimetres of rain has fallen in Ashburton and as far inland as Methven, but because the rain came from the east, it didn’t have as much impact on the hard-hit foothills farms, the Federated Farmers meat and fibre national chair said. “In saying that though, it’s the start of what we need. The big thing

now is waiting to see what the weather is like after this. We need nice, mild weather and more rain. If we had a really cold southerly now that would be the game breaker because nothing will grow.� She described the dryland foothills farms as being in a ‘green-drought’. Rain over the past two days was perfect in that it was gentle and temperatures were not too low, Mrs Maxwell said. “Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for a mild autumn. That would be great.� Dry conditions are making it difficult for farmers to sow autumn

grass and any feed that is available in Canterbury is being snapped up by farmers in other parts of the country. The Ashburton District has a 30 per cent chance of rain today, according to the Met Service, with fine weather and warm temperatures predicted through until Monday. Rain is likely again on Tuesday next week. Around the South Island farmers were heaving a sigh of relief that rain – any rain – had fallen, but some in the West Coast’s Grey Valley farmers said they could smell the grass rotting in their browned paddocks this morning.

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Most areas got a good downfall overnight with the earlier, gentle drizzle softening paddocks. But with time running out to grow grass before winter, Federated Farmers West Coast says the rainfall was only a “drop in the bucket�. The West Coast received about 25 millimetres of rain. North Island farmers say that while they welcomed the last 24 hours worth of rain, in many parts another 100 millimetres was needed to end the drought. Some West Coast farmers were reported to be spending $1000 a day on feeding out.

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Van thieves nabbed A crime ring suspected of stealing more than 30 Toyota vans has been busted by police. All six members of the group were arrested at five addresses in the Counties Manukau district last Thursday as part of Operation Jafa, police said. They were all members of an “organised� crime group believed to have stolen 38 Toyota Hiace vans between October 2012 and February this year, none of which have been recovered, said Counties Manukau district crime manager Dave Lynch. In total, the vans were worth more than $300,000. -APNZ

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Longbeach Playcentre’s Luke Simons, 5, (red shirt, centre) gathers with his mother Mel and fellow preschoolers who wore outrageous socks and made sock puppets as part of an early World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

Playcentre marks Down Syndrome Day By Myles Hume The red shirt Luke Simons wore yesterday said it all. “Keep calm, it’s only an extra chromosome,� it read. It’s that message Luke, 5, his mother Mel and about 10 other youngsters wanted to push yesterday, as they gathered in what was arguably the first World Down

Council, golf club head to mediation By Sue Newman The Ashburton Golf Club is hoping to achieve through mediation what it couldn’t through the planning process – a housing development along the border of its 18th fairway. Since 2008 the club has been trying to secure consent to subdivide land owned by itself and its neighbours. On Thursday it will enter into Environment Court mediation with the Ashburton District Council. It lodged an application for a consent to subdivide this land into18 housing lots in late 2010, but when the council requested additional information on the project, the club amended its plans, reducing the proposal to 14 slightly larger sections. The council’s objections were based on the subdivision being on valuable, productive land. Housing would have a negative impact on the rural character of the area and that the lot sizes were outside the council’s zone regulations it said. The golf club said that precedents had already been set for similar subdivisions at Lake Hood and the Methven Racecourse, but the council stuck to its guns and in mid 2011 the application was rejected by the commissioner and the club was forced to again look at its options. It decided to appeal the decision but because the appeal came at the same time the council was reviewing its district plan, it opted to hold off, hoping a zone change might play in its favour. It did not. Undeterred, the club again amended its plans, this time reducing section numbers to 10 but upping their size to 2000 square metres similar to those in a Racecourse Road subdivision. They hoped that would sway the council but time ticked by and there was no response. The golf club was determined not to give up and hopes it will be successful through the mediation process. The club’s subdivision plan has sections accessed by a newly created road on privately owned land. The plans submitted include proposals for stormwater disposal and for the on-site treatment of waste water. By undertaking the subdivision the club hoped to generate funds that would see it be self supporting in the future.

Syndrome Awareness Day celebration for 2013. The awareness campaign is on March 21, a connection to the 21st chromosome which has three copies in people with Down Syndrome. But with Monday being Luke’s only day at Longbeach Playcentre, youngsters and teachers celebrated a few days early to show others their classmate Luke is no different than anyone else.

“I think there’s a lot of negative publicity around children with Down Syndrome, such as identifying Down Syndrome before children are born, but it occurs at the same rate in all ethnicities and populations and it’s normal,� Luke’s mother Mel Simons said. Although many of the preschoolers may not have known exactly what yesterday was about, they created a talking point around

Down Syndrome, sporting their quirky socks, sock puppets and sock designs. “They don’t notice anything different about Luke, that’s the great thing about kids, they just take him at face value,� Mrs Simons said. Mrs Simons believed the public was becoming more accepting of people with Down Syndrome but it was vital that families and

organisations reminded everyone that Down Syndrome “is not a big deal�. Although she had no plans to mark the awareness day on Thursday as yet, Mrs Simons said she and the family would head to the Christchurch Football Club on Sunday when the Canterbury Down Syndrome Association will hold its annual awareness campaign.

ICT skills growing in importance By Myles Hume Information and communication technology (ICT) is quickly becoming an everyday skill in Mid Canterbury classrooms. And the computing industry needs to do more if it wants to fill a widening void of skilled workers, local principals say. Their comments come after ICT industry experts have called for schools and tertiary providers to generate more industry-ready students, with many New Zealand businesses

searching offshore for highly paid and skilled work to be carried out. Although ICT jobs aren’t in abundance here in Mid Canterbury, one website showed 222 ICT vacancies in Canterbury alone, many offering more than $100,000 a year. Locally, Networks Firewalls and PCs owner Robin Johnstone said he was not looking to employ anyone, but had heard through industry educators that enrolments were down for ICT -based courses by up to 30 per cent. But Ashburton College

principal Grant McMillan said schools were becoming increasingly reliant on ICT, pointing to Mid Canterbury’s fibre in schools scheme which meant many subjects were heavily based on core computing skills. He said it was up to the industry to make specialist jobs appealing and attractive to pupils, saying pupils at the college were designing software code and using 3D printers. “I think the criticism is a bit knee-jerk perhaps, and if they want to make the industry attractive to new people they

Climbers to mark Hillary’s ascent When the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mt Everest ticks over on May 29, a contingent of Ashburton climbers will recreate that event, albeit on a lesser scale. Organiser of the event Bill Hood is keen to see as many people as possible take part in the event. Several of those who will be involved undertook a


commemorative climb of Mt meal in Mt Somers that night. Somers to mark the 50th anniThe commemoration is being versary of Hillary’s conquest organised by an informal of Everest. group of trampers and and Mr “This time round we’re 10 Hood hopes that by including years older so we decided we’d a range of options for varying have a few choices – Mt Guy, levels of fitness, it will encourMt Sunday for lesser mortals age more people to take part. or a corner seat with a cup of Anyone wanting to be part coffee in the Mt Potts CafĂŠ. of the commemorative climb WE CAN climbs ARRANGE YOUR PLANS, The commemorative should contact Bill Hood, 308will wrap up CONSENTS with a pot luck 8256 or Peter Bain, 308-6886. AND BUILD!

need to look at how they make it exciting.� Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said the standard was lifting in ICT education, with it moving away from a lowly rated unit standard subject to an achievement standard-based subject. “Now we acknowledge it takes a higher level of thinking,� Mr Schreurs said. Mr Schreurs said the ICT course held a small pool of pupils with a highly skilled teacher, but the college used computing as a “facilitator� to learn in most subjects. Mr Johnstone said it

appeared schools taught a lot about the conceptual design aspects of ICT, but there was less emphasis on the core skills such as maintenance, networking and everyday computer needs. “ICT has a lot to offer and it just so interesting, there’s a lot of variety and no one day is ever the same.� Mr Johnstone said it was a job in demand, and was a career path that many school leavers should consider. “I’m always kept busy and I know other guys in town seem to have plenty of work on.�

A 14-month-year-old girl escaped serious injury when she fell from the window of a house in Rotorua yesterday. Police and ambulance received reports about 7.20am of a child falling from a secondstorey window of a house in suburban Fordlands. -APNZ

• Wrong way crash An elderly woman who drove the wrong way down a Wellington highway was seriously injured in a threecar crash. Five people were injured when the 82-year-old woman’s southbound car collided with northbound traffic on State Highway 2 at Horokiwi, between Wellington and Lower Hutt, about 11.40am on Sunday. -APNZ

• Unfit to drive Six Indian tourists driving rental cars were deemed to be unfit to be driving by Queenstown police on Sunday. Acting Sergeant Phil Hamlin said police received several traffic complaints about the vehicles weaving and crossing the centre line. The tourists were part of a tour group who were all using rental cars. -APNZ

• Body named Police have named a man whose body was found trapped under a train in Palmerston North yesterday morning. He was Giles Sharp, 39. Emergency services were called to Palmerston North station on Matthews Avenue about 6.20am. Mr Giles’ body was found trapped under a southbound Capital Connection train but police believed he was hit by the Palmerston North to Longburn train about 11pm Sunday night. -APNZ




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Dead man had drugs, alcohol in his system By Cassandra Mason A Mid Canterbury dairy farmer who crashed his motorbike and drowned in a roadside waterway had cannabis and alcohol in his system and was not wearing a helmet, a coroner has found. The body of Scott Ian Broad, 21, was found submerged in water next to his motorbike about 9.30am on April 15, 2011 by his co-workers after he failed to arrive at work on a Mt Somers farm at 4.30am. Thinking he had slept in, Broad’s employer and co-worker finished milking before they went looking for him. His body was found in a water race at the end of Sawmill Rd, across Arundel-Rakaia Gorge Rd. In a report issued yesterday, Coroner Richard McElrea found that Broad had been at a social event at a neighbouring property for five hours on the night before his body was found.

A toxicology report showed that during this time he had consumed alcohol and smoked cannabis. After leaving the social occasion on his bike about 11pm, Broad spoke to an ex-girlfriend over the phone and arranged to meet her on the property. She said she could tell he had been drinking and “was drunk”. The last text she received from him was at 12.12am saying he would meet her in one minute at the end of Sawmill Rd, but she could not find him in the foggy conditions and returned home. The report found that Broad’s Honda motorcycle, which was permanently wired on high beam, travelled through a “T” intersection at low speed across a grass verge and crashed into the water race on the other side. He died from “critical severity head injury compounded by drowning following immersion in a roadside water course”. Broad was not wearing a crash helmet, and the bike was nei-

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ther registered nor warranted, the report said. He also had only a learner’s class car licence and was not entitled to be driving the motorcycle on a public roadway. Coroner McElrea found that while the crash was low speed, conditions were foggy and illumination was high beam only. “The rider was not wearing a crash helmet. He has been rendered immediately unconscious on impact, and has drowned through his head being submerged in a water race,” McElrea said. Having been at a social event for five hours, McElrea said Broad had consumed some alcohol, smoked cannabis and was “noticeably intoxicated”. “The most likely cause of the crash was the cannabis consumption and the lowered visibility at the time, compounded by the headlight for the motorcycle being permanently wired on high beam.” - APNZ

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Rural Women want to make rural areas safer places to live Mid Canterbury people are being encouraged to take part in a rural crime and safety survey. Rural Women New Zealand says the survey launched yesterday is aimed at making rural communities safer places to live. “We are hoping for a wide response from all sectors of the rural community,” says Rural Women NZ executive officer, Noeline Holt. “You may have already taken part in a recent survey around crime occurring on your farming properties. However, the focus of this survey is broader and we urge you to take part.” Rural Women has worked with Crimestoppers and Police to develop questions that cover a range of issues including theft, drink driving and speeding as well as violence to people or animals. “The survey will help us under-

Given the nature of small rural communities, we believe there are occasions when people are hesitant to contact the police, and for that reason we are promoting the work of Crimestoppers

stand how people feel about crime and safety,” Ms Holt said. The survey also seeks people’s views on police responsiveness and involvement in rural communities. “Given the nature of small rural communities, we believe there are occasions when people are hesitant to contact the police, and for that reason we are promoting the work of Crimestoppers, where people are able to pass on information anonymously.” The survey is open for three weeks, then results will be analysed by an independent research

company and the key findings will be used by Rural Women NZ to work with Crimestoppers and Police to make rural communities safer. “We strongly encourage people to take part in this survey. Participants are anonymous and it’s a good opportunity for people living in rural New Zealand to provide valuable feedback about these important issues.” To take part in the survey, go to: http://se.buzzchannelgroup. com/default.aspx?u=e8755c4b9 8f44dadb30ca1c9534ed46b

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Emerging leaders Hannah Wakelin, 12, (left) prepares Haxby Hefford, 12, in a newspaper dress and accessories before a fashion show at the Kickstart Leadership Course at the Ashburton Racecourse yesterday.

Kick-starting leadership skills By Myles Hume The district’s future leaders were given first-hand advice into what it takes to guide the followers yesterday. As part of the Ashburton Rotary Club’s annual Kickstart Leadership Course, 26 Year 8 pupils from schools across Mid Canterbury met to begin the week-long journey to sharpen their raw leadership skills. Mayor Angus McKay visited the budding leaders at the

Ashburton Racecourse in the morning, speaking of his role and what it takes to lead the district. In the afternoon, the youngsters created their own fashion show with dresses made from newspaper - Ashburton College leaders Kane Olsen and Finau Fakapelea keeping a close eye on the emerging talent. “This is really good for social leadership skills and I have learnt new ways to meet and greet people. “This week I am hoping to

Teen with a huge list of Mercury offending sent to prison again scare at An Ashburton teenager with a negative attitude toward alcohol rehabilitation and an extensive record of offending went to jail for 11 months, without leave to apply for community sentencing options yesterday. Tyler Daniel Croll-Davis, 17, appeared before Judge Joanna Maze for sentencing on wilful damage, arson, theft, burglary and breach of prison release conditions charges. He told the judge he was not prepared to undertake residential alcohol rehabilitation because “it just doesn’t work” for him. The court was told that burglary from a house was the lead charge, but compounding on that

on December 14 Croll-Davis took newpapers left for rural delivery by the Ashburton Guardian and The Press and set fire to them. His actions resulted in the arson charge after a park bench in the Ashburton CBD was set alight and resulted in a fire brigade callout. He was also convicted of graffiti on the Ashburton clock tower on December 19. Judge Maze said an aggravating factor was that the crimes occurred less than a month after Croll-Davis had been released from an earlier custodial sentence. She said drug and alcohol abuse was a very real problem for CrollDavis, and declined to give dis-


count for his youth in sentencing him because of his previous convictions. “Your prospects are not high, given your previous history and rate of offending,” the judge said. She sentenced him to 11 months‘ imprisonment and ordered him to begin making reparations of $150 on the arson charge, to pay The Press $33 and the Guardian $49 by instalment within 28 days of his release. He was also ordered to undertake a physiological report, an alcohol and drug assessment and counselling as directed by probation services upon release. Fines totalling $513 were remitted. More court news, P5

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Three fire engines were called out to a school in Auckland yesterday after reports of a mercury scare. Three trucks responded to the 12.45pm call that a thermometer had broken at Golden Grove school in Onehunga. “A small amount of mercury from a school thermometer slipped out,” said fire services spokesman Steve Smith. The decontamination was now complete, but one truck stayed on site to make sure there were no further problems, he said. No medical attention was needed. - APNZ

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ost of us would have been overjoyed to see the rain coming down during the past few days. Even driving and walking to work through the rain yesterday morning created a sense of enjoyment instead of the traditional dreary Monday morning feeling. The entire country has been affected or has been made aware of the effects of the big drought of 2013. Even those of us who are not dependent on rainfall for our livelihood, but are

OUR VIEW merely concerned for the state of our garden, we all share the concern for the farmers and other industries that rely heavily on the wet stuff from above. The continuing drizzle outside the Guardian offices seems encouraging, but Metservice confirms that’s all it is. The rainfall is far from a drought breaker and those affected by the rain will remain worried as the wet spell is not

likely to last past tomorrow. With more highs arriving from across the Pacific Ocean, the warm, dry weather is predicted to resume. Hopefully though, the current rainfall is a sign of things to come and not just a nasty teaser from Mother Nature. Farmers have long memories and will not forget the painful lessons from the past summer months. Fortunately the Mid

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Canterbury farmers had already prepared themselves after previous dry periods, and the rest of the country may take some pointers. For North Island farmers, the current situation is unlike

anything they have ever had to deal with. And of course, if it happens around Auckland or Wellington a crisis suddenly becomes a lot more important in the national psyche. The reality is that farmers in Otago, Canterbury and Marlborough have had to deal with this situation many more times over the past few decades but when it happens south of Cook Strait, the mainstream media do not seem to pick up on it as quickly. The most encouraging part

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officially broken, the snowball effect off the current spell will linger on throughout the agricultural industry and all those who do business with farmers. With our climate seemingly changing on a more permanent basis, and rainfall becoming less reliable, it is important that lessons need to be learnt. For some farmers in certain areas that may mean that their traditional style of farming may carry too much risk without rain and that they may need to consider alternatives.

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in Mid Canterbury is that our irrigation has given agriculture a certain layer of protection, and even dryland farmers are better prepared than their northern colleagues. All in all, there does not seem to be any sense of panic in this neck of the woods. This does not change the impact on the entire nation, which Finance Minister Bill English now estimates could be up to $2 billion, depending on when the heavy rains starts falling in the hardest hit areas. And even when the drought is

YOUR VIEW Same sex marriage Now that New Zealand has increased the speed of its slide into immorality by passing the same sex marriage bill, I would just like to point out to the people who don’t believe in the Bible as the word of God (and I would have to say Louisa Wall must be one) that the Christian Church is not against the homosexual, we would welcome them in our Church. God says in His word that we are to love one another and even love our enemies, but and there always seems to be a but – we are to hate the sin.

Louisa Wall has made a plea to the churches to consider the rights of the gay and transgender people “with love, compassion and reason”. I have already said we love them, compassion, my dictionary says this word means “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”. I am concerned for their sufferings their misfortunes, reason, my dictionary has several meanings and one being “good or obvious cause to do something”. The Christian Church can give them love, compassion and reason if they would only see the

God that I believe in so please Louisa don’t ask the church to consider turning a blind eye to the sinful road they are going down. God says that is the road to destruction. There are those out there that believe this is all fairy tales so can I put it like this, when I die believing in a creator God living a good life trying to show love to all and find out it was a fairy tale what have I lost? The fairy tale believers when they die and find out that I was right what have they lost? Think about it, by the way if you wish to reply to this letter I have already been called a religious bigot – I

need some other names for my CV. George Rendall

Upset child I fail to understand why the Guardian would publish the photo of the upset child playing tennis. How do you think he will feel and what do you think will happen to him at school now? It is appalling. Bullying at its best! Why not photograph the winners - same with the cricket! Not good enough for our local newspaper. Jane Hurley

Climber thought it was the end A German climber who fell 20 metres down a crevasse at Fox Glacier thought she would take her last breath on the ledge where she lay with a badly broken arm and ankle. Sabine Hellenbrandt spent a cold night huddled next to rescuers after she fell on the western slope near the glacier peak on March 7. Speaking of her ordeal for the first time yesterday, the 34-yearold said she and her climbing companion were not using ropes when she lost her footing on a gentle slope. “I was slipping down and it was a 20-metre fall down in the crevasse. And then I was lying on the ice and I was thinking it could be the last breath I will take.” Climbing companion Helmut Lachmann, a general practitioner, said they had been using ropes earlier in the climb. But they were unable to make a belay when the ice turned to hard snow nearer the peak. Dr Lachmann was about 10m ahead of Ms Hellenbrandt when he heard something behind him. “I looked back and saw Sabine slipping away ... and then she disappeared into the crevasse,” he said. “I had so much fear that she was dead because I had seen from the side that this was a really deep crevasse, and I could not believe that she could survive such a deep fall.” Dr Lachmann went to the edge of the crevasse and looked down to see her lying on a ledge. “I shouted to her ‘Sabine!’ and she answered to me.” He said he was glad to see she was alive and

moving. Dr Lachmann climbed down with a rope to help her. He said her left arm was bloody and injured, and he also feared she might have suffered internal injuries. “I was really worried she may die on the glacier.” Ms Hellenbrandt said her broken arm and ankle were painful, but after realising she could still move the rest of her body she thought it was not so bad. Dr Lachmann tried pull her out of the crevasse with a rope, but when that failed he decided to trek to the Pioneer Hut to radio for help. Ms Hellenbrandt was left lying in her bivouac sack for four hours until she heard a helicopter. She cried out for help when she heard the three guides who were sent to rescue her. Ms Hellenbrandt said she felt “very safe” when they reached her. One of the guides kept close to her overnight while they waited to be airlifted out the next morning. “I said, ‘Please can you come very close to me, then I have the feeling I’m not alone.’ And we talked the whole night, a lot of hours, about everything - about mountaineering, about the stars, about families.” She was airlifted to the Franz Josef medical centre the next day. Ms Hellenbrandt has done a lot of mountaineering in Germany and Austria, but this was her first time in New Zealand. She said she wanted to return Photo IAIN MCGREGOR despite her ordeal - but she might German climber Sabine Hellenbrandt talks to media in Christchurch hosnot try to tackle the glacier again. pital after she fell down a crevasse. - APNZ

deal with the massive problems Novopay is causing in schools right now. Despite seven months of chaos, our schools still aren’t being compensated for all the extra work and stress the problems with Novopay are causing,” he said. Last week it was revealed Novopay creator Talent2 had hired debt collectors to retrieve money over paid to teachers. Mr Joyce will also announce details of a package to compensate school staff for the hundreds of extra hours spent administering the Novopay and for the stress people have faced. The Post Primary Teachers’ Association started legal action this month against acting Education Secretary Peter Hughes on behalf of its 18,000 members for allegedly failing in his duty to pay teachers. PPTA enlisted Michael Reed QC to take a case to the High Court that would seek a judicial review of the actions of the Secretary of Education. Mr Joyce announced the opening of the Backlog Clearance Unit (BCU) last week, set up to boost the number of staff working on solving problems. - APNZ

Son’s last dignity By Martin Johnston A father who won the right to name health workers who cared for his son before his death says “Zac will rest easier” because the precedent-setting ruling won’t be challenged. The Auckland District Health Board last night said it would not appeal against a High Court ruling that lifted the veil of secrecy and allowed three nurses and a now-deceased doctor who cared for Zachary Gravatt to be named. The Medical Association had earlier said the decision was a “dangerous precedent” but Zachary’s parents said last night it was a victory for open justice and freedom of speech. Earlier, in 2011, Coroner Brandt Shortland had suppressed the names of the four health practitioners - and a fifth whose name remains banned from publication. A medical student, Mr Gravatt died aged 22 at Auckland City Hospital in 2009, at the height of the swine flu pandemic, from blood poisoning and organ failure caused by meningococcal C bacteria. He was suspected of having influenza, and only 75 minutes before he died was meningococcal disease suspected. He died at 7.15pm on July 8, just over 15 hours after he woke up with a fever and in extreme pain. His father, Lance, who took the coroner’s suppressions to review at the High Court before Justice Christian Whata, said it was not his intention that the health practitioners be publicly named and shamed. He and Mr Gravatt’s mother, Jenny, felt “it’s the last dignity that those who cared for Zachary can give him after he’s died - to ... put their hand up and say, ‘I was part of the team that looked after Zachary on the day and it didn’t work out how we would have wanted it to work out and for that, we are sorry’.” Mr Gravatt thanked the health board for deciding not to appeal against the court ruling. “It means a lot to Jenny and I and the family. I feel that Zac will rest easier. “I think it’s a brave decision from Justice Whata and one that I think all New Zealanders should celebrate. Freedom of speech and open justice have been reaffirmed by the High Court and they apply to all New Zealanders equally.” There was medical evidence at Mr Shortland’s inquest that the true cause of Mr Gravatt’s infection could have been detected sooner had there been regular recording of

Zachary Gravatt his vital signs, especially his blood pressure. The coroner suppressed names because of the perceived risk that the health workers could be subjected to unfair media criticism, a form of punishment. This was despite his finding that the delays in recognising and treating meningococcal infection were the fault of the health system and the stress it was under, rather than individual health workers. He also argued that allowing the names to be published would discourage other health workers from coming to New Zealand to work and would undermine confidence in the health system. But Justice Whata, in revoking four of the suppression orders, said the coroner’s emphasis, which he endorsed, on systemic rather than individual failure “strongly mitigates” any adverse impact of the facts of the case on the health workers’ reputations. He also dismissed the coroner’s deterrence-effect argument. The board’s chief executive, Ailsa Claire, said it was disappointed by the court decision but had decided not to appeal. “The current ruling provides clear guidelines so that we can continue to support and protect our staff members, whilst ensuring that our resources are allocated in a pragmatic way to improve the health of the Auckland population.” A lawyer not involved in the case, Jonathan Coates, said Justice Whata’s ruling was an unequivocal reminder to coroners that the presumption was for open justice unless there were particular reasons to the contrary. The health workers: Dr Peter Black (deceased), consultant in internal medicine. Claire Child, emergency department charge nurse. Emma Hill, assessing nurse/nurse educator. Evan Gounder, clinical charge nurse, admission. - APNZ

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Spiked man relives ordeal By Andrew Koubaridis Hanging from a fence while a metal spike was embedded 11.5cm into his leg, Adrian Davids tried not to panic. The 20-year-old had just leaped over the fence in the North Shore suburb of Beach Haven - something he’d done “heaps of times before” when he slipped and fell on to the spike. “I’d done it the day before. It was raining and the gate was locked so I thought ‘sweet, will just jump again’.” But this time his jeans snagged on one of the spikes, causing him to fall. “And then I got that feeling you get when you know it’s all going to go wrong.” Mr Davids was on his way to visit a mate and spend the rainy day playing PlayStation until the freak accident left him impaled. He said from his North Shore Hospital bed he felt a piercing pain but nothing severe, so figured it was only his jeans that were caught. “I was trying to yank them, trying to get free, when I realised my leg was caught by more than just my jeans. “There was a bit of pain around the area but I thought it was just the jeans that got caught.” The panic set in when he realised the spike was sticking into his thigh. “I was hanging there for 10 minutes and started yelling when I couldn’t get free.

“My jeans looked to be free but I wasn’t going anywhere. That’s when I started to freak.” His mates inside eventually heard his calls for help. His first reaction was to get free as his mates held him up. “I was just going to rip it out. At first I just wanted to lift me off and rip it out but one of the boys was smart enough and said not to. “Lucky he said something, we were just going to yank it off. I was already putting my hand at the bottom of the spike and trying to lift the skin up.” He had surgery on Sunday night to remove the spike and will have the wound closed today. Mr Davids was shown a scan that showed how close the spike came to a crucial artery and nerves. “It showed it [the spike] just pushed it out of the way and didn’t go in.” He’d been told if the spike hit the artery he could have bled out quickly and realises how lucky he was. The pain didn’t start until the spike was sawn off the fence and he could feel the injury – and it moving inside him. “That’s when the pain was there ... Because I was moving around and it was still attached to me.” The builder’s apprentice and kickboxer said he had definitely learned his lesson and wouldn’t be trying to leap over any fences in the future. And he won’t be keeping the spike as a souvenir either. “I’m going to give it back so they can weld it back on.” - APNZ


Afternoon given over to the dogs


Esme Heffernan, 7, leads her dog Dolly through the agility course.

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Ashburton youngster Matthew Ashdowne, 8, pushes his dog Sweetie through the agility course at Ashburton’s first Dog Day Out on Saturday. With the spotlight on local pooches, families took their beloved pets through a fashion parade and agility course while a range of treats and freebies were also on offer. With many turning out to the Industrial Park on Riverside Terrace, organisers hope to make it an annual event for the future, with many revellers taking up the free health check and affordable micro-chipping for their pets.


Mayfield’s Tim Hoban lends a helping hand to his springer spaniel Bella.


Jailed for theft Fines, supervision on assault, damage charges A string of car thefts landed a 21-year-old in prison yesterday. But his criminal history compounded on his initial sentence of 11 months. Charlie Thomas Wedderburn appeared for sentencing on four thefts of motor vehicles and one of arson before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court. Despite his letters of apology to the victims of his crimes and offers to pay reparation, Judge Maze stood firm. She pointed to the $22,000 Wedderburn already owed in fines and reparations, and had made no attempt to address these. And his numerous previous convictions also drew scorn – his court-related offending dated back to his first district court appearance in April 2009 and was now spread across charges in four district courts. Wedderburn’s defence was that he now had a child and was expecting another, and that he was determined to present a better role

model for his children. His lawyer also said he had attempted to stop offending but had “relapsed” before his latest crime spree. Wedderburn had been involved in group offending which involved stealing and stripping vehicles of parts before disposing of them. Some were dumped, one was torched and one dumped in the sea. Judge Maze said that despite his expressions of remorse it was difficult to see a real commitment, when looking at the history of his offending, outstanding fines and reparations he owed. In addition to the prison sentence she imposed release conditions that Wedderburn complete alcohol and drug assessments. Insofar as reparations were concerned, she said insurance companies would have their own remedies. In the matter of outstanding fines, Judge Maze accepted that Wedderburn had no intention to repay them, and imposed an extra two months’ imprisonment on his sentence, cumulative at 13 months.

The following people appeared in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Russell Lee Korostchuk, 34, a labourer of Newlands, appeared for sentencing on two charges of assault and two of wilful damage. Korostchuk had attacked his flatmates in an argument over overdue rent money, kicking and punching them. When they ran away to call police, he turned his attention to their vehicles, damaging both of them. His defence counsel Michelle Barrell told the court Korostchuk had confronted his problems with alcohol and had agreed to pay reparations to both victims. Judge Joanna Maze took into account his offer to make amends and his voluntary engagement with alcohol and drug services before convicting him on all counts and sentencing him to intensive supervision for 12 months, including a provision that she receive judi-

cial monitoring on his progress in three months, and thereon after if requested. He must also pay $580 reparation to one victim and $380 to the other at $30 a month, beginning within 14 days of his appearance. Cory Rangi Tahiri Bates, 25, a dairy farm worker of Lismore, was convicted on a guilty plea of breaching the conditions of a community work sentence, in that he failed to abide by his 7.30pm curfew requirements. He told Judge Joanna Maze the breach had occurred because he had fallen asleep at a friend’s house. He was convicted and discharged, and his curfew was amended to 8.30pm to 3.30am seven days a week. Jamie Ryan Hamilton, a labourer, 18 of Ashburton, appeared on charges of stealing a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police signals. The court was told on February 24 police were alerted by a couple that their

for six months. Saula Bueta, 50, a freezing worker of Tinwald, was convicted of driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 187 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood on his guilty plea. He was fined $650, disqualified from driving for six months, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay court costs of $130, analyst fees of $83 and medical costs of $75. Eric Andrew Chesmar, 55, of Tinwald, was charged with drink driving (EBA 522mcg/l) on January 12, however Judge Maze accepted the undisclosed evidence presented by affidavit and declined to disqualify him from driving, despite two previous drink driving convictions in 1979 and 1980. He was fined $350 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. Anna Marie Phillips, 25, of Hampstead, pleaded guilty to drink driving (872mcg/l) on March 10. Phillips had two previous convictions for drink driving in 2005 and 2009. She was disqualified from driving for six months, ordered to undertake alcohol and drug counselling and to obtain a zero-alcohol licence for three years when she becomes eligible to obtain a driver’s licence.

dairy farm worker of Burnside, had a bad night out after the horse races in December, and found himself in court facing assault charges. The court was told Doyle and his brother assaulted two men after an earlier altercation in a Palmerston North bar, leaving both unconscious on the road – neither had anything to do with the earlier events. However, Judge Maze accepted his offer of $500 to each victim for emotional harm to be paid within seven days of yesterday’s appearance, convicted him and ordered him to appear on the charges if called within three months. Doyle had no previous convictions. Stewart Gordon Kerr, 17, unemployed of Rakaia, pleaded guilty to breaching parole conditions and was ordered to undertake nine months’ supervision. Fines totalling $279 were remitted. Daniel Joseph Raukere, 23, of Ashburton, was convicted and dis-

charged on a charge of breaching his community work sentence. Rohan James Barham, 18, of Hampstead, appeared on his second breach of a community work sentence. Judge Maze ordered a pre-sentence report with appendices, and told Barham he was a freedom fighter of sorts “fighting for his liberty at this point” – he has until April 29 to make good his outstanding 26 hours. Robert Bennett, 25, a printer, of Hampstead, appeared on March 4 for breaching his community work sentence, and was back in front of the judge yesterday. Judge Maze warned him not to assume he would be eligible for community detention when he re-appears on April 29. Michael David Johnston, 22, a farm worker of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman and threatening behaviour. He was sentenced to nine months’ supervision with special conditions.

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Drink driving charges Graeme Dennis Aldridge, 26, a forklift driver of Ashburton, was convicted of drink driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 119 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood, when the legal limit is 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. He was fined $750, disqualified from driving for six months, ordered to pay court costs of $130 and analyst fees of $98. The court was told a member of the public called police after finding Aldridge asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with the motor still running parked across a private driveway shortly after 7am. It was his second drink driving offence in 12 months, having been convicted of driving with an EBA of 822mcg/l in March last year. Aldridge was also ordered to obtain a zero alcohol licence for three years when his disqualification ends. Joshua Nicholas Ross, 20, a painter, of Hampstead, was convicted on a guilty plea of drink driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 546 micrograms per litre of breath (547mcg/l) when the legal limit is 400mcg/l. He was fined $400, ordered to pay court costs of $130, and disqualified from driving

vehicle had been stolen, shortly after they located the vehicle but the driver failed to pull over when signalled by lights and sirens. Hamilton, a disqualified driver with two previous convictions, travelled down West Street at speeds reaching 110km/h. After a prolonged chase he was finally stopped at 1.42am. He was remanded on bail until April 22 for a pre-sentence report and sentencing. Matthew Lyndon Gibson, 25, a driver of Ashburton, was convicted of exceeding his driving times. He was fined $350 and ordered to pay court cost of $130. Gibson had considered time spent unloading stock as time off. Judge Maze accepted that he was balancing animal welfare with the requirements of the Transport Act, and acknowledged police were not seeking disqualification of his driver’s licence. Luke Matthew Doyle, 23, a

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Indians confess to rape of tourist Police in India say they have arrested a group of farmers in their 20s who have confessed to gang raping a Swiss cyclist, the latest in a series of shocking sex crimes in the country. The woman was on a biking holiday with her husband in central Madhya Pradesh state when she was attacked on Friday night while putting up a tent in a remote forested area. Her husband was tied up as she was assaulted and the pair were also robbed, police said. Local officer MS Dhodee said five local men, illiterate small-scale farmers aged 20-25, had been arrested. A sixth suspect, 19, was detained in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state and was being returned to the area. Dhodee said they had recovered a laptop, some cash and a mobile phone stolen during the assault, which occurred as the couple were getting ready to spend the night ahead of a trip to the Taj Mahal in the town of Agra.

“They were passing by, noticed the couple putting up their tent and saw an opportunity to attack and rape the woman,” Dhodee said. “We found the laptop buried carefully under a pile of leaves, near some shrubs in the forest. The mobile phone was recovered from the home of the mother-in-law of one of the men,” he said. The five arrested men face charges of rape and robbery. The sixth suspect is expected to face the same charges. After the attack, the 39-yearold rape victim and her husband, a 30-year-old mechanic, stopped a motorcyclist who took them to the nearest police station, said SonntagsBlick, a Swiss Germanlanguage newspaper. She underwent a medical examination at a local hospital before leaving for the Indian capital Delhi, police said. The woman’s mother-in-law said she had spoken to her son and the couple were recovering. – AFP

• Dog’s detour An English Springer Spaniel named Hendrix ended up taking a serious detour on his way from New Jersey to Phoenix this week. He ended up in Ireland after being put on the wrong flight. United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says the six-yearold dog was travelling in cargo when the mix-up happened.  – AP

• Duchess wants boy The Duchess of Cambridge has told a soldier she would like her baby to be a boy as she attended a St Patrick’s Day parade at a military barracks. But Kate, who is five months’ pregnant, said the Duke, who attended the event with her, would prefer to have a girl. Ahead of watching the parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, the duchess suffered an embarrassing mishap when the heel of one of her shoes became stuck in a drain. Kate had to lean on William while she pulled it out with her hand.  – PA

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Pope’s impromptu foray to greet faithful Pope Francis greets the faithful at the Vatican. Pope Francis began his first Sunday as pontiff by making an impromptu appearance to the public from a side gate of the Vatican, startling passersby and prompting cheers, then kept up his simple, spontaneous style by delivering a brief, off-the-cuff homily at the Vatican’s tiny parish church. Francis waved to the crowd in the street outside St Anna’s Gate and before entering the church, which serves Vatican City State’s hundreds of residents, he shook the hands of the parishioners and kissed babies.

China now ranks as one of world’s top arms exporters China has joined the world’s top-five arms suppliers while remaining the second largest arms importer between 2008 and 2012, a Swedish-based research institute says. India kept its spot as the

world’s leading arms importer, accounting for 12 per cent of global arms, twice as much as China, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said yesterday. The US accounted for

30 per cent of global arms exports in the period, selling arms to more than 80 countries. Australia, along with South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), were the three main importers of

US arms, the updated SIPRI Arms Transfer Database said. Aircraft remained a mainstay in US export volumes during the period, accounting for 62 per cent.

Later yesterday, countries will enter the final round of talks on an arms trade treaty at the United Nations headquarters in New York. A final draft has been pending since last year, when

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Cyprus’ Financial Minister Michalis Saris (right) leaves the meeting with president Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, yesterday.

Bank levy ‘least painful’ for Cyprus

President Nicos Anastasiades says a controversial bank levy on private depositors in Cyprus banks as part of an EU bailout deal is the “least painful” option for the financially embattled island. “I chose the least painful option, and I bear the political cost for this, in order to limit as much as possible the consequences for the economy and for


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ket – Australia – in the early stages of a growth pick-up, New Zealand could be on the cusp of a sharp lift in activity.” The construction industry showed one of the biggest improvements, with 13 per cent of firms in the sector receiving an improved risk rating, up 6 per cent since 2009, according to the research. The fishing and forestry sectors experienced the smallest improvement in risk ratings, up only 5 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively.  – APNZ

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New Zealanders concircumstances have tinue to feel relatively improved from the last chipper about their ecosurvey, in December, nomic circumstances, with a net 10 per cent despite the national of households expectspread of drought coning the next year to be ditions and a string of worse than last year, an high profile job cuts, the improvement from a net Westpac McDermott12 per cent negative in Miller confidence survey December. shows. While negative, However, public servthe survey assessors ants are less optimisdescribe the March figtic than private sector ures as “now close to workers and a gap is their historical average” Felix Delbruck opening between men’s’ and “the highest since and women’s’ confiMarch 2007, before the dence levels, which Westpac senior onset of a domestic recession foleconomist Felix Delbruck puts down lowed by the global financial crisis to construction activity, particularly in 2008”. in Christchurch, with far more men Expectations about the future than women employed in that sec- remain “fairly gloomy” by comparitor. son, with a net 32 per cent expecting Low income workers and the good times in the next five years, a unemployed remain “very gloomy”, five percentage point fall on the level while middle to high income earn- of optimism recorded in December. ers show “steady improvement” in “But it’s clear caution is diminishsentiment. ing,” says Felbruck. “Households’ Likewise, the young and middle- perceptions of their finances are aged are feeling better about the now the rosiest since late 2007, and future than older New Zealanders, their professed willingness to spend possibly reflecting the positive on big-ticket items is also close to impact of low interest rates on post-2006 peaks.” borrowing costs and the negative On an index basis, the Consumer impact of low rates on people living Confidence Index fell slightly in off their savings. March to 110.8, from 111.1 in Perceptions about immediate December.  – APNZ

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Happier cows a solution to employment issues? With more and more dairy farm staff entering the industry from urban backgrounds, an animal husbandry expert says there has to be more emphasis placed on stockmanship skills, which start with managers and owners having farm policies that put animal welfare first. DairyNZ’s animal husbandry expert Chris Leach and farm dairying specialist Mel Eden share a passion for interpreting cow behaviour and helping farmers get “inside the cow’s head”. By understanding their animals, they say farmers will improve job satisfaction for farm staff, animal health and the bottom line. The two experts will this week present a workshop called Interpreting Cow Behaviour to more than 300 dairying women at the Dairy Women’s Network annual conference in Nelson later this month – most of them farm owners and managers. Mr Leach said the workshop would at times take a light-hearted view on a serious subject that was relevant even if people didn’t handle stock themselves, because farm policy is what dictates practice. “Understanding that a cow is hardwired as a prey animal, which makes it naturally fearful and influences how it sees and reacts to the world around it, is not only a fascinating subject – we can use that information to help us become better stock people and have happier staff and animals. “Research shows that happy cows produce more milk and decrease farm working expenses. If a cow is stressed in the yard, her milk let down can be affected for as much as 30 minutes. If milk let-down is

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compromised the likelihood of her getting mastitis increases and stressful situations such as overcrowding in the yard or being forced down the race can contribute to lameness. “So understanding and allowing for the speed and formation in which cows walk to the shed will improve cow flow into the bail area, the cows will be happier, there’ll be less dung and less kicking. If there is a reduction in those two things milking becomes less of a chore, your staff are going to be much happier and more likely to stay in the industry longer,” he said. Co-presenter Mel Eden is considered a guru on the subject, having travelled around the world advising on dairy shed design to improve animal welfare and production, and mastitis control. He is an independent farm consultant and also works closely with DairyNZ on its Milksmart programme, which aims to improve the wellbeing of animals and people by creating greater milking efficiencies in New Zealand.

“Farmers don’t deliberately mistreat cows by not considering their behaviour and environment – it’s just that it’s not necessarily front of mind in terms of operating the business. Some of the changes farmers can make are so small but make a big difference to the entire milking experience for both animals and people. “For example cows remember clothing, not people – so if you are doing a job that is going to cause discomfort or pain for the cow like calving, don’t wear the clothes you wear to the milking shed, or suddenly milking is going to be a fearful experience for the cow and a totally different experience for you,” he said. “The cow is a complex animal. Yes, it learns to do as it’s told but it doesn’t necessarily do it happily if it is not being treated well – and there are usually things that can be improved in its environment. “Most importantly though we need to get inside our bovine business partner’s head because we have more and more staff joining us from urban areas that haven’t grown up with cattle. Understanding cow behaviour will make their jobs, and yours, a lot easier.” The Dairy Women’s Network conference kicks off in Nelson tomorrow, with the conference theme Taking Down the Boundary Fences. Other speakers at the conference include Olympian Mahe Drysdale, Rakaia MP and associate minister for primary industries Jo Goodhew, Trustee Parininihi Ki Waitotara (PKW) Farms Limited Hinerangi Edwards and the international queen of time management, Robyn Pearce.

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LAMB North Island lamb processors remain at full capacity as the drought continues to force farmers to offload lambs. The latest data show that the weekly North Island lamb slaughter is the highest in at least the past 25 years for this time of the season. But carcass weights at slaughter have not been this light in March since 2008, which is clear indication of how difficult farmers are finding it to finish lambs. Processing has also ramped up in the South Island in the past few weeks as the dry weather starts to bite, although weights remain significantly better than in the North Island. So far overseas prices look to have held on despite the higher production out of New Zealand. China continues to soak up much of the additional production, which is supporting the market. Schedule prices for lamb this week have remained unchanged.

BEEF Despite the massive early cow culling in New Zealand, prices for imported cow meat have risen over the past week. The fact that prices have trended upwards during a period of very high supply is a promising sign for exporters. It is seen as an indication that the strong underlying demand remains, despite a weakerthan-expected start to 2013. US domestic 90CL prices are finally firming every week, which is ultimately what has given the import market the boost it needed. However, importers remain cautious with their buying as they’re very uncertain as to how long this huge supply of meat out of New Zealand will continue for. It’s hoped that the recent firming in prices, combined with favourable exchange rate movements over the past few weeks, will be enough to halt any further slides in beef schedules.

DAIRY Dairy commodity prices continue to be driven upwards by the down stream impacts of drought in New Zealand. The drought has worsened and is now severely restricting milk flows across the North Island. The South Island is faring a little better as much of the dairy land there is under irrigation. However, supplies of water for irrigation are becoming increasingly restricted. Fonterra has reduced the volume of product they plan to put up for sale at the next GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) event. This can only drive prices even higher. The total volume of product available on GDT is seasonally low anyhow, but the reduction in product offerings from previous forecast indicates Fonterra has little uncommitted product available. Current prices for whole milk powder (WMP) may be too high for some buyers, but there should still be plenty of demand for the relatively small volumes of product on offer. Prices will move higher at the next GDT auction, the question is “How much higher will they go?”

Market Price Trends Week beginning March 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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29.55 48.24 65.20 63.31 57.60 75.39 81.13 80.34 88.78 88.85 97.02 29.55

29.55 30.77 48.24 49.59 65.20 66.70 63.31 65.06 57.30 56.40 75.39 77.13 81.13 83.00 80.34 82.55 88.78 90.84 88.85 91.29 97.02 101.07 29.55 29.55 6.72 6.72

37.36 57.04 74.74 72.82 57.68 86.50 93.18 92.38 102.08 102.16 102.89 29.55

48.98 68.67 86.25 90.18 69.24 100.03 107.85 113.74 118.26 125.52 129.06 29.55



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2011/12 ave

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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P2 Steer SI (296-320kg) NI P2 Steer Market Indicator

351 353 383

351 353 380

361 357 369

386 392 371

364 383 375

M Cow SI (160-195kg) NI M Cow Market Indicator

232 236 301

237 238 294

260 269 301

280 302 310

265 272 333

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

341 343 388

346 343 385

361 361 383

386 401 387

361 387 407


B E E F (c/ kg) 351 * 353 * 369 * 232 * 236 * 289 * 341 * 343 * 372

394 409 390 * 280 315 325 * 386 401 401

383 399 386

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.

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

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6.38 6.48 6.08

6.73 6.83 6.43

7.00 7.08 6.68

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7.73 7.82 7.42

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1500 1075 870 740 433 378 380 373 520

1420 1070 850 685 435 388 382 375 505

1701 1249 855 770 580 555 555 540 540

1280 985 815 670 395 345 340 315 485

1570 1100 900 740 * 485 437 435 410 545

1705 1170 895 797 606 594 591 564 571

433 415

418 415

449 422

360 443

338 412

473 443

416 427

4130 4340 4180 4770 11900

4030 4080 3960 4510 11750

4450 4020 4150 5060 11100

3490 3360 3420 4510 10220

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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Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

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A selection of stamps from sheet music sold by Ashburton businesses.

ABOVE: Baring Square Methodist Choir & Orchestra circa 1910. Back row (from left): E. Passmore; H. Carter; M. J. Rattray; J. W. Baker; E. Bonnington; A. D. Mars; A. Dixon; B. Alcorn; R. Collins. Third row: N. Jones; M. Andrews; L. Woodyatt; S. Bonnington; M. Jones; H. Humphries; R. Williams; S. Jones. Second row: R. Bonnington (pianist); J. Thomas; M. E. Undrill; E. Undrill; R. W. Peters; G. H. Carson; E. Jones (organist); Connie Jessop (Beauvais); J. W. Timmins. Front: M. Berryman; L. Rattray; W. Collins; E. Campion; Mrs W. Robinson. RIGHT: The musicians of the Ashburton Musical Union.

Music poses many questions By Kathleen Stringer


couple recently brought in some sheet music for the Ashburton Museum to consider for its collection. It included some interesting pieces of Ashburton’s history, as well as questions that need answering. We were told that the music had belonged to George H. Carson. In 1897 George and his brother opened a cycle store in Cameron Street. In 1899, they purchased The Eclipse Cycle Works, in Tancred Street, from E. Knight. This company, called variously Carson and Co, G. H. Carson and Eclipse Cycle Works was located both on Cameron Street (although advertisements states Baring Square) and Tancred street, near H. M. Carson’s grocery store. By 1903 the business, now called G. H. Carson Cycle and Motor Works, was selling, repairing and hiring out bicycles, selling motorcycles and undertaking light engineering and enamelling. The company soon moved into motor engineering and in 1913

imported the first Cadillacs into Ashburton. George went bankrupt in 1928 and the following year the business closed. George, it seems was not only a mechanic, but a singer. The repertoire suggests he was a bass. Newspaper accounts of concerts make mention of his performing throughout the area and as far away as Peel Forest. While many of his appearances were in connection with the Wesleyan churches, he was also to be found at concerts for the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Good Templar’s Lodge, and the Ashburton County Band. He sang at such events as a fundraiser for the Waterton library and dances at Lauriston and Elgin. He was also a member of the Ashburton Minstrels. His wife was often mentioned as his duet partner or organist. While some of his music is sacred, his folders also contain humorous songs such as House Hunting and Father O’Flynn. His collection gave us an insight into a well-known businessman and provided information about the entertainments that took place in Ashburton at

Milner and Thompson’s business on the East Street, Burnett Street corner, when managed by H M Jones. the turn of last century. It also had a number of stamps from local businesses. We already had Horace A. Gates – a wellknown performer. He opened his school of music in the Saunders Building on April 14, 1890. He later extended into retailing,

including being the agent for Charles Begg and Co and the D. I. C. Christchurch. In 1917 Horace sold his business to H. P. Evans which became a Charles Begg and Co agency. For a time Horace was also agent for the Dresden Piano

Company. This later changed its name to the Bristol piano company as the name Dresden was a little too Germanic for some patriotic music lovers. Advertisements in the Ashburton Guardian 1915 state ‘When the business started over 32 years ago the name was chosen as a good trading title, but there can be no doubt that it is no longer acceptable for an ALL BRITISH COMPANY. In 1905 W. R. Davis opened a business premises for the Dresden Piano Company, in Burnett Street. We also had the Bristol Piano company itself. In 1913 H. P. Evans took over from Mr Davis, later the manager was a Mr Spellerberg. We also had a single sticker from H. M. Jones bookseller and Stationer; he had been operating since 1878. These businesses were not unknown and, although we had a few stamps from them, it was good to have some extra information. George wrote the date he purchased the sheet music and using newspaper reviews we can devise a good story. However, some stamps needed more investigation and posed

questions. Out on the Deep was performed by George at the Ashburton County band’s concert at the Oddfellows hall on August 26, 1902. It was so good he had to give an encore! This song, along with A Hundred Fathoms Deep, The Diver and Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (which George has dated December 1900) was purchased from J. Wright music seller and picture framer. Mr Wright seems to have been located in Tancred Street for a short period of time. In 1900, he was advertising that he had a contact, Mrs A Zeplin, from Christchurch who would, ‘if sufficient inducement offers’, teach graceful skirt dancing, plain and fancy dancing of every description. In 1902, Wright was advertising his services as a teacher of banjo, mandolin and guitar (as well as retailing music). He was the conductor and promoter of the Ashburton Banjo Band. His advertisements stop in 1902. Where did he go? A song not mentioned in any concert review was God’s Slumberland. This was purchased from D. G. Taylor. Milner

and Thompson, who sold pianos, appointed H. M. Jones as their agent, but on February 2, 1903, Milner and Thompson opened their own business in Tancred Street, with Mr Taylor as their manager. In January, 1904, Miss Heseltine took over the business and offered for sale instrumental pieces, toys, fancy goods, stationery and woodwork. She also promised to provide lessons in music and woodwork. What happened to Mr Taylor? Perhaps the most perplexing of all are the sheets of music which include Father O’Flynn, purchased from Rough and Smith. The name Rough is almost as rare as the name Smith is common, but I simply can’t find them anywhere. Who were these people? Where did they operate and when? Was it an agency (like Charles Begg) or were there really two men selling something in Ashburton? Perhaps someone has more music with their name on it which could at least help us date when they were here. We would really appreciate someone solving our conundrum; we don’t want this musical mystery to end flat.


Postcards grew with the times P

ostcards were very common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were usually sent by people on holiday to those at home as a souvenir of where they had been. Often this type of postcard carried a scene from the place being visited, or sometimes more than one scene, but there were also the more generic ones of the “having a great time, wish you were here” type. They usually featured a humorous drawing with the name of the town superimposed. These cards were often used as the text or email of their day. They



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) It may be best to put social plans aside for a while as you may need a chance to rest and recharge. At the same time, the presence of Mars in your sign could be spurring you on to greater things. This isn’t a time for major accomplishments but it is helpful for doing the groundwork for a later date when you’ll be more in command of your future.


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) The current focus puts the accent on the meaning of friendships. Currently, your friends may not only be inspiring and fun to be with in so many ways, they may also provide lots of spiritual support. It’s possible you might also attract some needy types as you’re in a compassionate mood. You’ll need to be polite but firm, otherwise they’ll exhaust you.

often carried little more than brief and somewhat cryptic messages such as “arriving 6pm train tonight”. They relied on the postal service being faster and more reliable than it is today. Gradually the humorous type of card became more sophisticated, with the drawings often becoming a little more risqué. Eventually double-sided cards, often with moving parts, were produced. These usually had no room to write a message or address and had to be mailed in an envelope. They

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) A tendency to give into pleasures and a laissez-faire attitude may prompt you to forget duties in your search of personal enjoyment. It’s important to compromise even if you do feel in an escapist mood. Make an effort to get work done early so you can enjoy yourself later on. When it comes to setting career goals you may be aiming for the stars.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Today could be a winner in so many ways! You’ll do fabulously well in group encounters or meetings in which your charismatic personality helps make the event meaningful and special. With Mars now encouraging you to set off on a long journey, you may be getting itchy feet. Whet your appetite with travel movies or books, then make a plan.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Luck may be with you today at a time when relationships and social contacts seem to flourish. You may be liaising or collaborating with various people on plans and projects. It’s a good day to pursue practical matters and make career choices. Currently, your health seems to be linked with your emotions. A positive boost in one enables the other.

Contact Material for this page is co-ordinated by the Ashburton Museum. Articles from other organisations are welcomed, as is any feedback on what appears. Email, mail to PO Box 573 or phone 308-3167. Copies of many of the photos on this page are available for purchase from the Ashburton Museum

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) So many fortunate things could happen that you might have trouble keeping up with it all. Today, it may be confidence rather than luck that generates so much positivity. It’s a good time to trust yourself and take up opportunities. With a focus on fun and adventure this may be your chance to indulge yourself by exploring the unknown.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Once again the current focus suggests you need to spell things out and clarify your communications with others, especially those associated with contracts or money-spinning deals. Banish anxiety and brush off worrying thoughts as they may be consuming a lot of your energy. Instead, face up to problems and determine to resolve them.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Zesty and happygo-lucky influences make for a fine day to go on an outing and enjoy fun and recreation. If you’re single and looking for romance, or married and want to rekindle that spark, you can do it. However, some practical concerns like money may put a damper on your fun. Don’t let vague fears affect you. It’s time to take positive action.


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DAILY DIARY TODAY TUESDAY MARCH 19 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, new comers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.40am. MID CANTERBURY MEN’S PROBUS. A.G.M. and speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Singles competition. Waireka Croquet Club Ashburton Domain, Philip Street. 10.45. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Maintenance class and exercises. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock 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, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Rd. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Cards “500� R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON DAHLIA CIRCLE 3rd, table show and meeting. Visitors welcome. Hall open from 6.30pm. TINWALD HALL, Graham Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

TOMORROW WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 9.00am. ASBHURTON BRANCH OF RED CROSS. Red Cross Rose Day in Ashburton. Support us at New World, Post Shop and the Warehouse. 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Morning coffee, Cafe Central, Tancred Street. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmania doubles 10-12, assn doubles and golf croquet 1pm4pm. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.45am. T’IA CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON TRAVEL CLUB. June Lindores, speaking on “The enjoyment of cruising�. St David’s Church Lounge. 48 Allens. Road, Allenton.


Zac Guildford spent last Saturday with his non-playing team-mates at AMI Stadium; this weekend he’ll be hoping to get some on-field action.

Crusaders rally round Zac By Patrick McKendry Zac Guildford made a popular return to the training field for the Crusaders yesterday, impressing with his fitness despite an absence of almost two months due to his alcohol issues. Guildford took a full part in training at the Crusaders’ Rugby Park base in Christchurch, with assistant coach Aaron Mauger saying the 24-year-old looked in good shape. The former All Blacks’ wing has played only part of a pre-season game for his Hawkes Bay club Napier Tech after withdrawing from the Crusaders squad in late January and attending

a month-long alcohol rehabilitation course. However, his fitness and the Crusaders’ shortage of specialist wings brings him into the frame for their match against the Southern Kings in Christchurch on Saturday night. “He is likely to enter the match via the reserves bench after Johnny McNicholl and Tom Marshall impressed - and scored tries - in their team’s 41-19 victory over the Bulls. “He’s having his first run around and the energy’s good,� Mauger said. “He looks like he’s in pretty good nick, so I don’t think it will take him too long to get into it. “He’s made a few changes, some

changes we’re going to see. He’s a different man, so we’re looking forward to seeing him go first day back.� “It’s business as usual for us. The players welcomed him back in. He did a great job on Friday.� Guildford addressed the team on Friday, talking about his issues and the support he needed. It was a speech which went down well with the players, with some saying it helped inspire them to their much-improved effort against the Bulls a day later. “He’s our mate so it it’s great to have him back in the environment and he’s loving it, too,� prop Wyatt Crockett said. “It’s fantastic and we’re just so stoked to have him back.�

Sharks seize the trophies By Jonathan Leask The Mid Canterbury Cricket’s summer was called to a close with the season’s silverware dished out on Saturday. The Jr Mounsey Fielding and All-Round Conduct Trophy went to Lauriston again, denying the Sharks the clean sweep for a second time. The G. Murray Memorial Trophy for batting average and the Supporters Club Trophy for batting aggregate both went to Sharks batsman Ben Mably, with a an average of 45. The Ken Butler Memorial Trophy bowling average went to Sharks bowler Danny Hurley with an average of 7.45, having the best bowling effort of 6/17, and the ACCA Wicket Keeping award went to Sharks glove man Paul Morrison with 11 catches and four stumpings. The Logan Talbot Trophy for Services to Cricket went to Andrew Bennett. In senior cricket competitions Lauriston picked up the final competition trophy, the Muirhead Rosebowl, beating the Tech Sharks - who won

the Pritchard Shield, Studholme Shield, Twenty20 Trophy and held the Bevan Stroud Challenge Trophy. Rhys Phillips was also named the senior representative player of the season. The junior grades also concluded on Saturday. Methven beat Lauriston in the third grade final and then Methven beat Allenton in fourth grade. Coldstream-Tech took down Methven in fifth grade and ColdstreamTech also took out sixth grade beating Lauriston. Tom Meyrick was the first recipient of the Gary Ashworth Memorial for most outstanding junior player across all grades, as well as picking up the under 19 award. The under 17 award went to Michael Bell, while Kieran Hunt took home the under 15s. Lewis McDonald was the primary pre-season player of the year and Oscar Redfern was Mid Canterbury player of the South Island Primary Tournament. Richard Turpee picked up the year 7 rep award and Archie Redfern in the year 5-6 team.

Kate Hayman remaining unbeaten this season in the single was the highlight of Ashburton College’s opening day at rowing’s Maadi Cup. Hayman started the national secondary school regatta at Lake Karapiro by winning her under 17 and under 18 heats in what was a successful day for the college crews. The boys’ novice double of Sean McCormack and Benji Barry started the day off on a winning note taking out their heat to advance to the quarter-finals, with Lachie Davidson and Mark Tait coming fourth to also qualify. The under 16 girls’ quad of Jemma Kate Hayman: maintaining superb form

• Watson for skipper? Aussie skipper Michael Clarke’s vice-captain Shane Watson, one of four players suspended for the third Test over the homeworkgate affair, was en route to Delhi yesterday after returning to Sydney for the birth of his first child. Having been labelled a good team man only “sometimesâ€? by Cricket Australia’s high performance chief Pat Howard, Watson is now facing the prospect of leading the side in the fourth Test if Clarke is ruled unfit. Michael Clarke dropped down the order three spots in the current test against India to No.6 because of a back injury and made 18 runs. Australia is struggling to avoid defeat in this test. - AAP

• Rafa’s return on track

Danny Hurley took out the Ken Butler Memorial Trophy with an average of 7.45

Hayman on a winning roll By Jonathan Leask

“We’ve sort of been keeping in touch with Zac the whole time, through text messages and what not. “So the guys know what he’s been dealing with, and that’s been really good, so when he comes back we’re not having to ask him heaps of questions about it, we can just get on just like normal, really. Asked if the senior players needed to look after Guildford, Crockett replied: “It’s on all of us, on every single one of us to be good role models and to help him out. “But at the end of the day, Zaccy, he’s got to do it himself, and he’s going to do that. “He’s in a great space, and it’s just awesome.� - APNZ

Roth, Olivia Fleming, Georgia Lysaght and Jess Jary with cox Matthew Parker, came in fourth to scrape onto the quarter-finals. Matthew Beveridge and Matthew Rae took out their under 16 double heat. Five crews have their heats today, including Hayman and Lysaght in the double, before the repechage races begin. The under 16 boys’ four of McCormack, Barry, Rae, Tait and Parker have their repechage this afternoon after coming in sixth in their heat yesterday. Adam Hodge also has a repechage in the under 18 single after coming sixth in his heat, but his focus will be todays heat in the lightweight double with Beveridge.

Five crews have their heats today, including Hayman and Lysaght in the double

Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-3 6-4 yesterday to win his third Indian Wells ATP Masters title and cement his return from a sevenmonth injury layoff. The 11-time grand slam champion from Spain claimed his first hardcourt title since 2010 and a record 22nd title in an elite Masters event. He had previously shared the record of 21 with Roger Federer. Nadal hadn’t played a hardcourt tournament since pulling out of the Miami Masters last March with tendinitis in his left knee - the same sort of knee trouble that would sideline him from his second-round Wimbledon exit in late June until February. - AFP

• Lampard’s 200th goal Rafael Benitez insisted the ugly scenes sparked by Frank Lampard’s 200th goal for Chelsea in the 2-0 win over West Ham shouldn’t overshadow the England midfielder’s landmark achievement. Lampard finally reached his double century for the Blues after a month stuck on 199 with a first-half header against his former club at Stamford Bridge yesterday. But the 34-year-old’s goal was greeted with anger by West Ham’s travelling supporters as Lampard and John Terry celebrated the milestone in front of the away end. Terry had already responded to taunts from the east London club’s fans as he warmed up in front of them by bending over to aim his backside towards them. - AFP


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Southland greyhound fields, form Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 19 Mar 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.25pm (NZT) CENTRAL WATER CARRIERS C0, 390m 1 88 Juno Baxter nwtd.......................J McInerney 2 6371 Draco Baxter (c1) nwtd..............J McInerney 3 853 Paddy Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 4 62875 Iona Brightspark nwtd...................... M Grant 5 F Phil Wart nwtd.................................. M Grant 6 6477 Mighty Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 7 83331 Dynamic Black (c1) nwtd A &.............Seque 8 Sting Me nwtd.................................. M Grant Emergencies: 9 86782 Fantas Fiction nwtd..........................S Fagan 10 57744 Quiet Snort nwtd................................ J Allen 2 12.55pm WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS.CO.NZ C0, 457m 1 24324 Opawa Royal nwtd L &....................... Wales 2 67 Clinton Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 3 Opawa Wally nwtd J &.....................D Fahey 4 8F235 Poised Boy nwtd A &..........................Seque 5 Joey’s Secret nwtd S &.....................Bonnett 6 42626 Opawa Token nwtd L &....................... Wales 7 68633 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L &................... Wales 8 Opawa Legs nwtd L &........................ Wales 9 48 Opawa Goodie nwtd L &..................... Wales 10 87 Morgan Baxter nwtd...................J McInerney 3 1.25pm WILLY’S FLOORING LTD C1, 390m 1 36344 New Ingilltab 23.42 P &.................B Conner 2 13F35 Two Ways nwtd.................................B Shaw 3 64657 New Order nwtd S &.........................Bonnett 4 83528 Aykroyd nwtd S &..............................Bonnett 5 53348 Opawa Leighton nwtd......................R Breen 6 84746 What A Dump nwtd J &..........................May 7 55557 Starburst Blanch nwtd...................... M Grant 8 52143 Black Tank 23.30.............................. M Grant 9 57485 Miss Fit nwtd S &..............................Bonnett 10 38787 Wandy Matt 23.28............................ M Grant




ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) RPA. (PGR, T) Kingdom Of Plants. (G, T) Sir David Attenborough explores the fascinating world of plants by using pioneering techniques in 3-D time-lapse and macro photography. 9.35 Dangerous Roads. (AO, T) Adventurer Ben Fogle and comedian Hugh Dennis drive a historic route from the Peruvian Andes to the depths of the Amazon. 10.50 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.20 The Closer. (AO)

6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (T) 8.40 Revenge. (AO, T) Things get complicated as Mason Treadwell delves further into Emily’s past. 9.40 Rookie Blue. (AO, T) Andy’s personal life is turned inside out. 10.40 Fringe. (AO, T) Walter follows leads to a key piece needed to defeat the Observers, while a member of the Fringe team takes on a new role. 11.40 The Mentalist. (AO, R, T)



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12.20 Australian Druglords. (AO, R, T) 1.20 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.45 BBC World. 1.45 Sport Today. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.30 Asia Business Report. 2.45 Sport Today. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Asia Business Report. 3.45 Sport Today. 4.00 BBC World

5 25171 Black Emily (c5) 26.42 L &................. Wales 6 28338 Another Colt (c4) 27.03.............J McInerney 7 15342 Mamaja (c5) 25.88.......................... R Casey 8 12336 Opawa Style (c4) 26.46 L &................ Wales 9 35465 Moriarty (c5) 26.35...........................B Shaw 10 62486 Enable (c4) 26.55 H &.........................Taylor 8 3.56pm BRENDON BURKE FIRST NATIONAL C2, 457m 1 82271 Opawa Casper nwtd L &..................... Wales 2 22111 Charlie’s Choice 26.07 A &.................Seque 3 18636 Slightly Amazing 26.68 J &.....................May 4 53132 Another Star 26.35.....................J McInerney 5 46112 Bolt Rama nwtd S &.........................Bonnett 6 85868 Parole To Excel nwtd.................J McInerney 7 3743F Noggin nwtd....................................... J Allen 8 85178 Calm Spirit nwtd................................. J Allen 9 67587 Sixty Twenty nwtd S &.....................B Evans 10 53342 Opawa Webby 26.91 L &.................... Wales 9 4.16pm COLORMARK SYSTEMS C4, 390m 1 14364 Wandy Paul 22.86............................ M Grant 2 77862 Dyna Groll 22.62 C &....................D Roberts 3 33575 Dyna Diego nwtd C &...................D Roberts 4 66375 Cawbourne Dusty 22.73.................. M Grant 5 34253 Turbo Tundra nwtd........................... M Grant 6 72652 Cawbourne Kim nwtd.................J McInerney 7 43458 Decado 22.93 C &........................D Roberts 8 71316 Cawbourne Heidi 22.77 M &..............Jopson Emergencies: 9 76467 Cawbourne Reeah 22.83...........J McInerney 10 17577 Jennings 23.07 S &..........................Bonnett 10 4.39pm SOUTHLAND OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C5, 390m 1 35615 Waterhouse 22.75 J &............................May 2 23715 Another Gon 22.75....................J McInerney 3 16274 Matti Oah 22.54.........................J McInerney 4 21214 Fanta Alert 22.40 C &......................... Fagan 5 3341F Cawbourne Spear 23.00............J McInerney 6 35561 Hot Mango 22.72 A &.........................Seque 7 2F623 Heza Sensation 22.80 P &............B Conner 8 71836 Dyna Frier 22.47 C &....................D Roberts 9 77x36 Red Label Penny 23.14.............J McInerney


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1 23232 Grant A Wish 23.27.........................R Breen 2 36356 Shadow Wolf 23.17.........................J Guthrie 3 55773 Hazza’s Lad 22.96 S &.....................Bonnett 4 72734 Foggy Storm 23.41 J &...........................May 5 26234 Merely A Dream 23.34 S &...............Bonnett 6 41273 Shyanne Jade 22.92........................ M Grant 7 44744 Autumn Spirit nwtd............................. J Allen 8 75357 Opawa Sir nwtd................................B Shaw 9 46866 Black Ozark nwtd............................J Guthrie 10 57485 Miss Fit nwtd S &..............................Bonnett 5 2.25pm ADDED ENERGY STAKES C1, 390m 1 74142 Sam’s Flyin Norm 22.96 S &............Bonnett 2 77177 Ya Laughin’ 23.25 M &.......................Jopson 3 17238 Glenn Is Goodesy 23.08.................. M Grant 4 73217 Ruby’s Girl 23.30........................ R Hamilton 5 57335 Star Gun 23.04 J &.................................May 6 54286 Bake Bean Betty nwtd....................... J Allen 7 54138 Cawbourne Chief 22.95................... M Grant 8 88836 Rumball and Ice nwtd P &.............B Conner 9 78685 Harley Haka 23.33.....................J McInerney 10 5x868 Business Class nwtd S &..................Bonnett 6 2.55pm 100% SELECTRIX C1, 457m 1 64335 Moon And Sea nwtd.......................... J Allen 2 32232 Ziggy War Paint nwtd................. R Cockburn 3 42112 Red Typhoon nwtd........................... M Grant 4 87337 Miss Ozark 26.97............................J Guthrie 5 24318 Opawa Albie nwtd L &........................ Wales 6 11846 White Legs nwtd........................J McInerney 7 46775 Johnny’s Blue nwtd P &.................B Conner 8 515F Opawa Bro nwtd L &........................... Wales Emergencies: 9 44244 Warrugal Springs nwtd A &................Seque 10 43486 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 7 3.26pm RACING SERIES FINAL NZRSf, 457m 1 3712F Flying Moe (c4) nwtd........................B Shaw 2 14261 Homebush Edith (c5) 26.40.......J McInerney 3 11424 Bob’s Eye (c4) 26.21..................J McInerney 4 16561 Unshaken (c5) 26.48 J &.................D Fahey

Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (R) Cowboy Builders. ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Marlon’s taken aback, Andy’s concerned, and Adam’s annoyed. Come Dine With Me. (G) A daily lifestyle show that sees five very different people competing to be named the ultimate dinner party host. Cookery School. (G, R) Chef Richard Corrigan has taken on the challenge of improving Britain’s cooks. Dickinson’s Real Deal. Te Karere. Ellen. (G) Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T).

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12.40 Embarrassing Teenage Bodies. (Final, AO, R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 2.45 Rizzoli & Isles. (AO, R, T) 3.30 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

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3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (G, R, T) Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Rachael Ray. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (G) Home And Away. (G, T) Casey gives the statement, Romeo rejects Heath for a job at the gym, and Romeo gets some bad news.

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 Modern Family. (PGR, T) Phil and Claire get the dreaded late night call that Haley has been arrested. 8.00 Go On. (PGR) 8.30 NCIS. (AO, T) Tony can’t decide if he will be naughty or nice when his father visits him at Christmas. . 9.30 NCIS: LA. (AO, T) Callen, Sam, Kensi and Deeks spend Christmas aboard an aircraft carrier investigating the death of a fellow NCIS special agent. 10.30 Nightline. 11.10 Underbelly: The Golden Mile. (AO, R, T) 12.10 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)

PRIMe 6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 The Doctors. (G) 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. (G) 2.05 All Saints. (PGR, R) Steve comes under fire when he fails to notice a patient has critical injuries. 3.00 Stargate Universe. (PGR, R) Lucian Alliance prisoner Simeon escapes, creating a manhunt on a remote planet. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News.

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G) 6.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 60 Minutes. (G, R) Keeping you up to date with the latest from around the country and the globe, join our investigative team for the stories you need to know. 8.30 FILM: Wyatt Earp. (1994, AO, R) Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Catherine O’Hara. Dramatisation of the life of the legendary sheriff of the wild west. 12.05 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G) 1.00 Home Shopping. (G) 2.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.30 Home Shopping. (G)

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender. (G) 7.55 George Of The Jungle. (G) 8.20 Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. (G) 8.45 HUMF. (G) 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.45 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G, R) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G)

4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) When ratings for Itchy & Scratchy cartoons plummet, a studio committee creates a new, hipper character and hires Homer to provide the voice. 7.30 America’s Next Top Model: College Edition. (PGR) The girls


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meet designer Cedella Marley and wear bikinis created by her as they each are photographed riding on a dolphin. FILM: Meet Dave. (2008, PG, R, T) Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union. A group of tiny aliens arrive in New York City in a spaceship shaped to look like a human being. The Real Housewives Of New York City. (G, R) The ladies attend various Fashion Week shows. Entertainment Tonight. (G) Infomercials. (G)

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1 37625 Mighty Fortune nwtd P &...............B Conner 2 13275 Homebush Chopper nwtd..........J McInerney 3 37121 Max’s Lad 22.92 S &.........................Bonnett 4 44143 Cawbourne Philip nwtd..............J McInerney 5 63766 Fulla Torque 23.17 C &.................D Roberts 6 54773 Thrilling Sadie nwtd......................... M Grant 7 74413 Hazza’s Got Swag 23.59 S &...........Bonnett 8 x6528 Arkaden nwtd A &...............................Seque Emergencies: 9 62786 Black Trigger 22.80 P &.................B Conner 10 85665 Opawa Blaze 22.88 S &...................B Evans 12 5.16pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C3, 390m 1 42256 Miss Sweet 22.86 P &...................B Conner 2 23145 Bugsy Bangles nwtd J &..................D Fahey 3 57712 Smash Amego 22.73....................... M Grant 4 13624 Ray Dosh 22.89................................ B Eade 5 48151 Stirling Dann 22.78 C &...................... Fagan 6 13323 Starburst Josh 22.92........................ M Grant 7 421F7 Smash Amy 22.92........................... M Grant 8 24336 Magic You 22.75 C &....................D Roberts 9 31358 Banbit nwtd.......................................B Shaw 10 61584 Lynny Southcombe nwtd............J McInerney SELECTIONS Race 1: Sting Me, Dynamic Black, Draco Baxter (c1), Paddy Baxter Race 2: Opawa Wally, Opawa Legs, Opawa Royal, Opawa Cassidy Race 3: Two Ways, Black Tank, Opawa Leighton, Starburst Blanch Race 4: Grant A Wish, Shyanne Jade, Hazza’s Lad, Merely A Dream Race 5: Glenn Is Goodesy, Sam’s Flyin Norm, Ruby’s Girl, Star Gun Race 6: Red Typhoon, Ziggy War Paint, Opawa Albie, Opawa Bro Race 7: Mamaja (c5), Bob’s Eye, Unshaken (c5), Homebush Edith Race 8: Charlie’s Choice, Another Star, Bolt Rama, Opawa Casper Race 9: Dyna Groll, Wandy Paul, Cawbourne Heidi, Turbo Tundra Race 10: Fanta Alert, Matti Oah, Another Gon, Cawbourne Spear Race 11: Cawbourne Philip, Max’s Lad, Homebush Chopper Race 12: Bugsy Bangles, Smash Amego, Starburst Josh, Magic You LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track



Sky Movies, 10pm The inspiration for movie plots can come from all sorts of strange places, although possibly none stranger than Hasbro’s classic navel combat board game, Battleship. Extrapolated from a fairly simple game, the film follows an American fleet conducting war game exercises in the Pacific Ocean, who unwittingly disturb an alien armada. An impressive cast, including Liam Neeseon, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård and Rihanna (below), Battleship makes for an entertaining, if not intellectual, blockbuster.

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ACROSS 1. Cartel (9) 8. Vast age (3) 9. Proviso (11) 11. Go before (7) 12. Jeer at (5) 13. Spring (6) 15. Ebb (6) 17. Praise (5) 18. Difficult (7) 20. Beatification (11) 22. Lubricate (3) 23. Trio (9)


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7. Select group (5) 8. Raise (7) 9. Commerce (7) 10. Wrong (5) 12. Significance (10) 15. Carelessness (10) 18. Meander (5) 19. Cyclone (7) 21. Unfriendly (7) 22. Foreign (5)


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Across: 7 Entire; 8 Strict; 10 Untruth; 11 Roost; 12 Rite; 13 Break; 17 Brash; 18 Tyro; 22 Aroma; 23 Explain; 24 Ladder; 25 Fringe. Down: 1 Require; 2 Statute; 3 Argue; 4 Eternal; 5 Pivot; 6 State; 9 Chorister; 14 Creased; 15 Tyranny; 16 Pointed; 19 Fault; 20 Moody; 21 Spare.

Across: 1 Syndicate; 8 Eon; 9 Stipulation; 11 Preced 12 Taunt; 13 Source; 15 Recede; 17 Extol; 18 Arduou 20 Blessedness; 22 Oil; 23 Threesome. Down: 2 Yet; 3 Inure; 4 Awaken; 5 Epistle; Venturesome; 7 Ineptness; 10 Inequitable; 11 Possesso 14 Collect; 16 Caesar; 19 Dodge; 21 Sum.

the bOx 6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.15 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.40 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.50 Law & Order. (M) 10.40 NCIS. (PG) 11.35 CSI: New York. (M) 12.25 CSI: New York. (M) 1.15 NYPD Blue. (M) 2.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.35 Cash Cab. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & Order. (M) 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (PG) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) Grissom and Catherine handle the case of a women’s dead body found at Cirque du Soleil by a performer. 10.30 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 NCIS. (PG) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.05 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

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6.15 The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 8.10 Biography. Mad Mel. The Rise & Fall Of A Hollywood Icon. (2010, PG). 9.40 Legally Blonde 2. (2003, PG) Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field. 11.15 Saw. (2004, 18) Cary Elwes, Danny Glover. 1.00 Saw 2. (2005, 18) Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, Tobin Bell. 2.35 The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 4.30 A Good Year. (2005, M) Russell Crowe. 6.30 The Long Kiss Goodnight. (1996, 18) Geena Davis. A mild-mannered teacher has flashbacks of her past as a ruthless, highly trained assassin and must quickly remember it all to save her life. 1996. 8.30 The Wrong Man. (2006, 18) Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis. When down-onhis-luck Slevin stumbles into a war between two New York gangsters, he must use his wits to cheat death. 2006. 10.25 Black Hawk Down. (2001, 16) Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett. 12.45 Making Of Fast & Furious. (2009, M). 1.15 The Long Kiss Goodnight. (1996, 18) Geena Davis. 3.15 The Wrong Man. (2006, 18) 5.05 Black Hawk Down. (2001, 16) Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett.

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One Day. (2011, M) Courageous. (2011, M) Secrets In The Walls. (2010, M) One For The Money. (2011, M) The Mechanic. (2011, 16) Biography: Charlie Sheen. (2009, PG). Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. (2011, G) Justin Bieber. Conviction. (2011, M) Lovely Molly. (2011, 16) Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis. A newlywed woman moves back to her deceased father’s house in the countryside, but painful memories soon begin to haunt her. Cedar Rapids. (2011, 16) Ed Helms. A by-the-book insurance agent, away from home for a convention, is distracted by three convention veterans who show him the ropes and push his boundaries. Battleship. (2012, M) Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard. A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. Your Highness. (2011, 16) Voodoo Moon. (2006, 16) Lovely Molly. (2011, 16) Making Of Tower Heist. (2011, PG). Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. (2011, G) Justin Bieber.

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Heavy snowfalls disrupt big race Ashburton’s Hayden Roulston was among a long list of riders to not complete a snow-disrupted edition of Milan-San Remo yesterday morning (NZ time). Race officials were forced to shorten the first Monument of the season after 117km of racing after heavy snow on the Passo del

Turchino made the climb unrideable. Riders returned to their team buses to bypass the ascent and the race eventually restarted on the coast with 130km to San Remo. However after battling four degree temperatures a number of riders did not return, electing to sit out the remainder of the race.

SCOREBOARD Results Basketball NBA results Collated NBA results and standings yesterday (home team in CAPS): MILWAUKEE BUCKS 115 Orlando Magic 109 L.A. CLIPPERS 93 New York Knicks 80 TORONTO RAPTORS 91 Miami Heat 108 HOUSTON ROCKETS 78 Golden State Warriors 108 MINNESOTA T-WOLVES 97 New Orl Hornets 95 DALLAS MAVS 101 Oklahoma City Thunder 107 L.A. LAKERS 113 Sacramento Kings 102 BROOKLYN NETS 93 Atlanta Hawks 105

NBL Results Standings NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS 114 (T Abercrombie 24 C Webster 23 A Pledger 22) bt MELBOURNE TIGERS 84 (C Goulding 19 L Walker 14 S Scott 12) at North Shore Events Centre. WOLLONGONG HAWKS 81 (A Deleon 25 O Forman 15 D Gruber 11) bt SYDNEY KINGS 74 (D Lazare 17 J Harvey 12 T Garlepp 12) at WIN Entertainment Centre. CAIRNS TAIPANS 76 (J Wilson 19 A Grabau 16 C Gliddon 11) bt ADELAIDE 36ERS 73 (A Petrie 19 S Christopherson 16 A Gibson 10) at Cairns Convention Centre. TOWNSVILLE CROCODILES 75 (G Ervin 17 P Crawford 13 R Hinder 12) bt MELBOURNE TIGERS 73 (C Goulding 26 A Ballinger 17 T Greer 15) at Townsville Entertainment Centre. PERTH WILDCATS 70 (J Wagstaff 13 R Carter 12 S Redhage 12) bt CAIRNS TAIPANS 53 (C Tragardh 13 A Grabau 12 D Rychart 7) at Perth Arena. Standings P W L Pts %Won NZ Breakers 27 24 3 112.07 88.89 Perth Wildcats 27 21 6 116.15 77.78 Wollongong Hawks 27 12 15 100.35 44.44 Cairns Taipans 27 11 16 97.05 40.74 Sydney Kings 27 11 16 94.09 40.74 Melbourne Tigers 26 10 16 96.01 38.46 Townsville Crocodiles 26 10 16 92.13 38.46 Adelaide 36ers 27 8 19 94.85 29.63

Cricket New Zealand v England second Test Scoreboard at the end of the second Test between New Zealand and England at the Basin Reserve yesterday. England 1st innings All out for ...........................465 New Zealand 1st innings All out for ...........................254 Fall: 6 (Fulton), 48 (Rutherford), 48 (Taylor), 85 (Williamson), 89 (Brownlie), 189 (McCullum), 197 (Southee), 239 (Watling), 252 (Wagner), 254 (Boult). New Zealand 2nd innings P FULTON c Cook b Anderson.................. 45 H RUTHERFORD c Bell b Panesar........... 15 K WILLIAMSON not out.............................. 55 R TAYLOR not out...................................... 41 Sundries (1lb 5w)........................................ 6 Two wickets for............................................ 162 Fall: 25 (Rutherford), 81 (Fulton). Bowling: J Anderson 12-4-27-1, S Broad 14-6-32-0 (1w), S Finn 11-2-36-0, M Panesar 26-12-44-1, J Trott 3-0-10-0, J Root 2-0-12-0.Overs: 68Toss: New ZealandUmpires: Asad Rauf, Rod Tucker TV umpire: Paul Reiffel Match referee: Roshan Mahanama Result: Draw. Series: The series is even at 0 all.

Athletics Ashburton Junior Athletics Repeat Round 1 of Club Champs 13 March Long Jump: Girls 7 Years 1st Emma Becroft 2.64m, 2nd Rosaria Gibson 2.70m, 3rd Mackenzie Hunter 2.57m. Girls 8 Years 1st Ella Pearson 3.18m, 2nd Harmyn McLean 2.65m, 3rd Maddi Lowry 2.63m.

Girls 9 Years 1st Lydia Pye 3.30m, 2nd Isabella Gibson 3.23m, 3rd Mia Pearson 3.19m. Girls 10 Years 1st Ashlee Strawbridge 3.57m, 2nd Sian Gerard 3.56m, 3rd Isabella Roulston 3.41m. Girls 11 Years 1st Amy Pearson 3.86m, 2nd Natasha Waddell 3.84m. Boys 7 Years 1st Michael Bradley 2.72m, 2nd Hamish O’Reilly 2.70m, 3rd Henry Thomas 2.63m. Boys 9 Years 1st Ryan McNulty 3.45m, 2nd Hugh Cameron 3.40m, 3rd Jake Jackways 3.31m. High Jump: Boys 10 Years 1st Ben Nordqvist 1.08m, 2nd Kaleb Finn 1.05m, 3rd Josh Sheridan and George Seque 1.00m. Boys 11 Years 1st Zane Cockburn 1.19m, 2nd Toby Lee 1.08m, 3rd Sam Peek 1.00m. Shot Put: Girls 7 Years 1st Emma Becroft 5.49m, 2nd Felicity Pye 5.38m, 3rd Mackenzie Hunter 4.90m. Girls 8 Years 1st Ella Pearson 4.78m, 2nd Maddi Lowry 4.02m, 3rd Harmyn McLean 3.61m. Boys 8 Years 1st Matheson Colquhoun 7.02m, 2nd Jackson Ross 6.57m, 3rd Harry Schmack 6.11m. Boys 12 Years 1st Matthew Clough 8.35m, 2nd Logan McCorkindale 7.81m, 3rd Aiden Campbell 6.78m. Discus: Girls 12 Years 1st Isabella Seque 10.92m, 2nd Maggie Tarry 9.80m. Girls 14 Years 1st Hannah Roulston 23.53m, 2nd Charlotte Waddell 15.38m, 3rd Aimee Denbee 12.83m. Boys 7 Years 1st Michael Bradley 11.14m, 2nd Daniel Cousins 10.99m, 3rd Hamish OÕReilly 9.18m. Boys 9 Years 1st Hugh Cameron 18.71m, 2nd Ryan McNulty 12.69m, 3rd Jake Jackways 12.53m. Track 100M: Girls 7 Years 1st Emma Becroft 17.32s, 2nd Mackenzie Hunter 17.83s, 3rd Rosaria Gibson 18.02s. Girls 8 Years 1st Ella Pearson 17.47s, 2nd Maddi Lowry 18.79s, 3rd Harmyn McLean 18.82s. Girls 9 Years 1st Mia Pearson 16.25s, 2nd Lydia Pye 16.34s, 3rd Isabella Gibson 16.54s. Girls 10 Years 1st Ashlee Strawbridge 15.56s, 2nd Sian Gerard 15.91s, 3rd Isabella Roulston 15.96s. Girls 11 Years 1st Amy Pearson 14.57s, 2nd Natasha Waddell 14.79s. Girls 12 Years 1st Vikki Derik-Westaway 15.00s, 2nd Maggie Tarry 17.31s, 3rd Isabella Seque 18.00s. Boys 7 Years 1st Henry Thomas 17.48s, 2nd Hamish OÕReilly 17.71s, 3rd Daniel Cousins 17.76s. Boys 8 Years 1st Jackson Ross 16.16s, 2nd Matheson Colquhoun 17.01s, 3rd Harry Schmack 17.41s. Boys 9 Years 1st Hugh Cameron 15.26s, 2nd Ryan McNulty 15.42s, 3rd Jake Jackways 15.81s. Boys 10 Years 1st Ben Nordqvist 15.34s, 2nd Kaleb Finn 16.20s, 3rd Josh Sheridan 16.92s. Boys 11 Years 1st Toby Lee 15.80s, 2nd Sam Peek 16.06s, 3rd Zane Cockburn 16.94s. Boys 12 Years 1st Aiden Campbell 13.98s, 2nd Laurie Carter 14.42s, 3rd Logan McCorkindale 16.36s. Track 400M: Girls 10 Years 1st Isabella Roulston 1.21.70, 2nd Loren Hay 1.23.57, 3rd Sian Gerard 1.26.57. Girls 11 Years 1st Natasha Waddell 1.10.52, 2nd Amy Pearson 1.15.65. Girls 12 Years 1st Vikki Derik-Westaway 1.18.11. Boys 10 Years 1st Ben Nordqvist 1.17.51, 2nd Josh Sheridan 1.19.32, 3rd George Seque 1.19.50. Boys 11 Years 1st Toby Lee 1.18.79, 2nd Sam Peek 1.23.37, 3rd Zane Cockburn 1.26.12. Track 1500M: Girls 12 Years 1st Isabella Seque 7.12.60, 2nd Maggie Tarry 7.45.31, 3rd Vikki DerikWestaway 8.01.16. Boys 12 Years 1st Logan McCorkindale 6.01.91, 2nd Aidan Campbell 6.02.54, 3rd Laurie Carter 7.15.71.

Bowls Ashburton Bowling Club March 16 Final of Corner to Corner 1st Ernie Surridge; 2nd Annette Blain; 3rd Hubert Johnston.

Ashburton Bowling Club Glassey 3 bowl Pairs March 14 1st  Dion Kiddey and Pip Smith 3 wins 19 ends 37 points; 2nd  John Smart and Koa Congdon  3 wins  19 ends  33 points; 3rd  Murray Anderson and Gillian Kelly  3 wins  18 ends  30 points; 4th  Roger and Diane Gutberlet  3 wins 16 ends  30 points.

But, with rumours circulating that the Turchino section of the race was to be neutralised, the chasing bunches moved to close the gap, reducing the deficit to seven minutes and 10 seconds by the race was called to a halt after 117km. The six breakaway riders were allowed to regain their lead before

An enforced interval which lasted nearly two hours and had the course distance of the longest one-day race of the season was reduced from 298km to 244km. Six riders formed an early break away and opened up a lead of more than 10 minutes after just 40km of racing.

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club March 15 Monday Evening – Band C Ladder N/S 1 H Blee and L Leadley 2 J Browne and J Lovett 3 P Jowers and Joyce Johnson E/W 1 A Clelland and P Wise 2 V Boje and A Gilbert 3 J Allen and S Lyons Tuesday Evening – A Ladder N/S 1 J Knight and B Smith 2 M Buckland and J Edmond, 3 R Brownlie and T Mills E/W 1 M de Jong  and M de Jong(Jnr), 2 A Reid and S Rosevear 3 R McLaughlin and K Robb Wednesday Afternoon - Valetta Trophy N/S 1 M Buckland and B Smith, 2  S Rosevear and M Stowell, 3 B McIlraith  and M Moore E/W 1 P and T Downward, 2 M Muir  and L Rose, 3 M Hoar and P Scott Thursday Evening – Mary Mulligan Trophy N/S 1 M Buckland and J Knight 2 B Smith and M Stowell. 3 M Holmes and R Kyle E/W 1 P and T Downward. 2 S Rosevear and T Small 3 P Fergus and K Robb


Juliet Kingsbury 116pts. 2nd. Maddie Lowry 109pts 3rd. Emma Lowry 96pts. 4th. Isla Moffiett 84pts. 5th. Gemma Taparau 75pts. Wizz Wheelers Boys Tropy & Rossette 1st Luke Rhodes 102pts 2nd. Simon Moore 78pts. 3rd. Callum Kingsbury 77pts. 4th. Joel Moffett 70pts. 5th. Nick Kershaw 68pts.

Football English Premier League Wigan Athletic 2 (Beausejour 18, A Kone 90) Newcastle United 1 (Santon 72) Chelsea 2 (Lampard 19, Hazard 50) West Ham 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Fulham 1 (Berbatov 52) Sunderland 1 (Gardner 40 pen) Norwich City 1 (Hoolahan 26) Manchester United 1 (Rooney 21) Reading 0 Stoke City 0 West Bromwich Albion0 Aston Villa 3 (Agbonlahor 45+3, Weimann 59, Benteke 81) QPR 2 (Jenas 23, Townsend 73) Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 (Monreal 74, Gervinho 90+1) Southampton 3 (Schneiderlin 6, Lambert 33, Rodriguez 80) Liverpool 1 (Philippe Coutinho 45+1) Everton 2 (Osman 32, Jelavic 90+3) Manchester City 0

Scottish Premier League

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers March 16 1st Sam Cullimore F/T (10.57m) 21m 21s 2nd Scott Albon 2f/t (10.32m) 21m 32s 3rd Shona Proctor (8m) 24m 20s 4th Ben Sutton 3f/t (10 32m) 21m 49s 5th John Uden (10 32m) 21m 53s 6th Tonee Hurley (10 32m) 21m 54s 7th Bruce Paterson (7m) 25m 36s 8th Bevan Brown (7m) 25m 39s 9th Caitlin Titeridge (5 30m) 28m 12s 10th Janette Hooper (7m) 25m 44s 11th Alan Cox (5m) 27m 46s 12th Ross Proctor (9 30m) 24m 11s 13th Bruce Arnst (Go) 33m 57s 14th Paul Hands (9 30m) 24m 57s 15th Nigel Chatterton (9 30m) 28m 38s. Calder Stewart, McDonald, Tinwald Supervalue Results Trainer Wheels Group 1. 1st Jai Karmata 8pts. 1st=Calen Fletcher 8pts. 2nd. Oakley MacKenzie 4pts. Group 2 1st. Zac Moore 10pts. 2nd. Holly Douglas 6pts. Group 3. 1st. Oliver Bellow 8pts. 2nd. Feddie Hastie 6pts. 3rd. Fleur Kingsbury 5pts. 4th. James Lansdown 4pts. 5th. Lala Hastie 1pt. W/W A1 Grade. 1st. Jenna Moore 10pts. 2nd. Madison Clark 6pts. 3rd.Simon Moore 4pts. 4th. Ella Skinner 2pts. A2 Grade. 1st= Ella Pearson, Rosie Gray, Amy Pearson, Mia Pearson 5pts. 2nd.Jenna Borthwick 2pts. Harry Fleming, Stalla Fleming. B. Grade 1st.= Zac Evans, Isabella Gibson 8pts. 2nd. Gemma Tapurau 4pts. 3rd. Nikl Kershaw 2pts. C. Grade 1st= Rosaria Gibson, Tom Rosevear, Charlize MacKenzie 5pts. 2nd= Briar Clark, Emmett Rowlands 3pts. 3rd. Emily-Jane Elliott 1pt. D.1. Grade 1st. Jesse Nieman 8pts. 2nd=Zac Bartlett, Luke Rhodes 5pts. 3rd. Penny Marriott 1pt. Callum Kingsbury. D.2. Grade 1st=Joel Moffett, Louis Hastie, Lachlan Lansdown 5pts. 2nd. Georgia Gibson 1pt. Fergus Wilson. E. Grade 1st. Phillip Soshnikov 8pts. 2nd. Ashlin Banks 6pts. 3rd Maxton Rowlands 5pts. 4th. Josh Bellow 3pts. F. Grade 1st.=Tyler Bartlett,Ben Pearson,Liam Elliott 5pts. 2nd. Juliet Kingsbury 4pts. 3rd. tegan Marriott 2pts. 4th. Samantha Nieman 1pt. Navadaha  Pease, Savahnah Todd. Open & U17. 1st Laurent Fifield 8pts. 2nd. Sam Cullimore 7pts. 3rd. Ben Sutton 6pts. 4th.Bailey Kershaw 5pts. B. Grade U17. 1st. Jessie Banks 8pts. 2nd. James Skinner 6pts. 3rd.Oliver Davidson 5pts. 4th. Caitlin Titheridge 4pts. 5th. Kees Donaldson 3pts. C. Grade U17. 1st. Josh Kershaw 10pts. 2nd. Ethon Titheridge 6pts. 3rd. Cole Beeman 5pts. 4th=Ryan Jackson ,Connie Davidson 4pts. 5th Connie Davidson 2pts. Trainer Wheels Girls Trophy and Rossette Fleur Kingsbury 106pts. 2nd. Madeline Howden 72pts. 3rd.Savannah  Todd 50pts. 4th.Oakley MacKenzie 48pts. 5th. Trae Aitken 40pts. Trainer Wheels Boys Trophy & Rossette 1st Freddie Hastie 54pts. 2nd. Fionn Dineen 44pts. 3rd. Santi Bernardo 31pts. 4th. Zander Etheridge 30pts. 5th. Ben Dineen 28pts. Wizz Wheelers Girls Trophy and Rossette. 1st

Scottish Premier League results and standings Dundee Utd 1 (Gardyne 89) Dundee 1 (Conroy 67) Inverness CT 2 (Shinnie 5, McKay 59 pen) Ross County 1 (Lawson 33) Glasgow Celtic 4 (Commons 1, Mulgrew 68, Hooper 87, Samaras 90+4) Aberdeen 3 (Vernon 45, Magennis 54, 60) Motherwell 4 (Higdon 48, McFadden 54, Higginbotham 67, Hateley 84) Hibernian 1 (Taiwo 23) Standings P W D L F A Pts Glasgow Celtic 31 20 5 6 74 29 65 Motherwell 31 14 8 9 51 41 50 Inverness CT 31 11 14 6 56 48 47 Ross County 31 11 12 8 40 38 45 St. Johnstone 31 11 11 9 38 37 44 Hibernian 31 10 10 11 39 42 40 Dundee Utd 31 9 13 9 46 51 40 Kilmarnock 30 9 11 10 44 40 38 Aberdeen 31 9 11 11 36 40 38 Hearts 31 8 10 13 30 41 34 St Mirren 30 8 9 13 36 47 33 Dundee 31 4 8 19 20 56 20

Golf Stableford Round March 16 Stu Bennett 45, Brian Nuttall 42, Gerry O’Sullivan 42, Paul Greer 41, Evan Waters 41, Ken Clucas 40, Don Houghton 40, Bruce Ching 40, Eddie Chilton 40, Garry McKeown 40, John Davis 39, From 2 others. Nearest Pins: Rothbury Insurance: Liz Pollock. Netherby Meats: Denis O’Sullivan. Robbies Bar & Bistro: Kevin Smith. Braided Rivers: Evan Waters. Net Eagles # 11 Birdie Jackpot # 1 Twos: Bruce Ching, Paul May x2, Denis O’Sullivan, Ross Chatterton, Tom Kearney, Kevin Smith. Results of Foodstuff Trophy V Tinwald March 17 Tinwald won 36.4 to Ashburton 36.2 Brian Nuttall 44, Karen McRea 43, Bernie Cameron 42, Eric Parr 41, Paul Hefford 40, Selwyn Munro 40.

Mayfield Golf Club March 16 1st Round Ruapuna Rose Bowl Winners: Steve King, Nigel Ormrod, Terry Kingsbury, Jack Allan, Tony Neilson, Kerry Read, Andrew Lake, Dave Morrow, Bill Allan, Colin Bryant, Ian Hosking. Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: Jack Allan; Bayleys Real Estate No 11: Wayne Blair; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Andy Lake; National Bank No 14: Bill Allan; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: Andy Lake. Two’s: Jack Allan x 2, Wayne Blair, Terry Kingsbury eagled No 12. Ash Vegas Player of the Day: Nigel Ormrod 82-18-64; Nett Eagle: No 17 - Not Struck.

Mayfield Golf Club Twilight 9 Hole Stableford March 13 Mat Bird 20 Stableford Points; Jack Allan 19; Richard Spicer 18; Gordon. Duthie 17; Ian Hopping 17; Steve  King 17; Arnold Rushton 17. Nearest the Pin No 5: Jason Ryan.

Methven Golf March 16 Senior: C J Middleton 78-12-66; Intermediate: Mark Scrivenor 80-14-66; Junior A: Mick Hodgson 84-22-62; Junior B: Mako Matsui 87-27-60. Other Good scores 63 Les Linton 65 Phi Lalor Jim Rooney 66 John Robinson 67 Dougal Scott Stu Wilson Barry Wackwitz Trev Dawe 68 Keith Middleton MikeRoyston Dale Fisher Mike Gray Mark Gorman Mike Joiner 69 Brian Taylor Bruce Dickson. Twos, Mick Hodgson Pete Harper Phil Elliott Doug Hamilton C J Middleton (2) Nearest the Pins: #4 Aribica: Doug Hamilton; #6 Terrace Downs: Mark Scrivenor; #13 Ski Time: Dale Lucas; #17 Hunters Wines: Mako Matsui Top Notch 4 Square Supermarket best nett: Mako Matsui 60; Second nett: Mick Hodgson 62. Aqua Japanese Restaurant Best Gross: Keith Middleton 76 Isherwood Trophy March 17 Winners Jan Lane & Ian Lucas 76 Points By lot from Sally Jones & Bernie Walsh Individual Scores, 41 Sally Jones, Kay Twaddell 40 Alister Maxwell 39 Ian Lucas 39 Jane Helmore 38 Gai Arnson 37 Jan Lane 37.

Methven Ladies Golf March 13 Nancy MacCormick 36 Holes Sharryn Bree Lynn Worsfold am 92-26-66 pm 98-26-72 Total 138 Morning Medal Nola Hydes Naomi Fairfull 10332-71 Afternoon Medal Margaret Kelk Heather Middleton 100-32-68 18 Hole Stableford Alison Muckle 41 Jane Helmore 38 Nearest to Pin No 17 Canterbury Hotel Fay No 4 Methven Pharmacy Naomi No 6 Methven Foursquare Not Struck No 13 Methven Resort Pam Twos Naomi Jane Nola Alison x 2. Twilight stableford March 14 Senior; Pete Trembath 24, Bill Mason 22, P K Ngutu 22, Michael Thomas 22, Miti Daniel 21, Jason McLaren 21, Kevin Bishop 21,Murray Wilson 21,Steve Anderson 20 b/l. Junior; Allen Moore 23, Ron Meiklejohn 22, Kieron Gray 21, Les Hunter 21, Jamie Binnie 20, Selwyn Munro. Women; Carol Shanks 21, Belinda Kirdy 21, Elaine Pierce 21, Janet Michelich 20, Sally Cain 20.

Pigeon racing Ashburton Racing Pigeon Club First Race 2013 Young Bird Programme March 16 Liberation Point: Kaikoura; Time: 2:10:30:00 Fanciers Entered: 5; Birds Released: 138 Fancier: 1st M. Davidson; Flying Time: 03:58:40; MPM 954.8200; 2nd R. Cornwall 949.7733; 3rd L. Quinn 947.1533; 4th S. Davidson 945.2600; 5th T. Drummond 920.4500.

Shooting Ashburton District Rifle Club Club Championships Final March 17 15 shot 600 yards John Snowden 74.11, plus lead up 298.42, total 372.53, John Miller 70.4, 295.36, 365.40, Peter Newman 73.6, 292.28, 365.33, John Fleming 73.7, 284.17, 357.24, Brian Hawksby  71.6, 280.17, 351.23, Sandy Collett 68.3, 278.7, 346.10, Coby Snowden  66.6, 271.11, 337.17, Murray Cook 69.7, 261.8, 330.15. Other scores Tim Webb 75.8, 50.3, Allan White


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Hayden Roulston: currently battling freezing temperatures on the European circuit

the peloton rolled out to set about catching the escapees. The result was a thrilling finale which eventually saw Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) out-gun pre-race favourite Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) in a six-way sprint to secure the first-ever World Tour victory for an African-registered team.

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71.6, 48.3, John Forrest 72.6, 48.1, John Fleming 50.5, Peter Newman 49.3, John Miller 48.5, Murray Cook 45.3.

Softball Mid Canterbury Softball March 16 Tball Semi Finals T1 Tinwald Whitesox 26-23 Borough; Longbeach Strikers 32-30 Allenton Diamonds; Hinds Heroes 38-36 Hampstead Yellow; St Josephs Panthers 7-0 Rakaia Redsox; Allenton Gold 28-27 St Joseph Tigers; Hampstead Blue 30-18 Netherby Nixons Slowpitch Semi Finals Metalcorp Hampstead Allstars 21-4 Rakaia Royals; Netherby Dodgers 9-8 Tinwald Blacksox; Hampstead 19-13 Allenton Tigers  Little League Finals 1st Cardinals; 2nd Ashburton City Tigers; 3rd Pirates; 4th Methven Mad Dogs.  Revival Series Finals 1st Rusty Demons; 2nd Fairfield Marines; 3rd Revival Rebels; 4th Nosh Café Hampstead Hawks.

Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis March 16 Mixed Masters Green lost to Gold 4 matches to 2 Martin Reid & Peter Yates lost to Dennis Taylor & Cynthia Christie 5-9; June Doig & Sandi Leith lost to Reg Donaldson & Maree Allen 8-9; Martin Reid & Sandi Leith beat Dennis Taylor & Maree Allen 9-4; Peter Yates & June Doig lost to Cynthia Christie & Reg Donaldson 8-9 (1-7); Martin Reid & June Doig beat Dennis Taylor & Reg Donaldson 9-8 (7-1)); Peter Yates & Sandi Leith lost to Cynthia Christie & Maree Allen 409. Blue beat Orange 4 matches to 2 David Fisher & Gordon Wilson beat Willie Christie & Graham Esker 9-0; Judy Johns & Adrienne Hodson beat Barbara Danielson & Pauline Scott 9-5; David Fisher & Adrienne Hodson beat Willie Christie & Pauline Scott 9-3; Gordon Wilson & Judy Johns lost to Graham Esker & Barbara Danielson 8-9; David Fisher & Judy Johns lost to Willie Christie & Barbara Danielson 4-9; Gordon Wilson & Adrienne Hodson beat Graham Esker & Pauline Scott 9-4. Christchurch Challenger Grade March 15 Mid Canterbury Blue lost to Edgeware Orange 4 matches to 2 Singles James Watt beat Andrew Storer 6-4, 6-2; James Wild lost to Tom Paine 3-6, 1-6; Joseph Benny lost to Oscar Acland 6-0, 0-6, 0-1 (5-7); Duncan Rollinson beat Nat Jeerayanon 6-3, 6-4. Doubles James Watt & James Wild lost to Andrew Storer & Tom Paine 3-6, 2-6; Joseph Benny & Duncan Rollinson lost to Oscar Acland & Nat Jeerayanon 1-6, 3-6. Mid Canterbury Black beat Te Kura Gold 4 matches to 2 Singles Aidan Mitchell beat Harry Black 6-3, 6-1; Hayden McNulty beat Ettienne Harrington 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7-5); Connor Brosnahan beat Tom McKay 6-0, 6-1; Nic Jansen lost to Will Schneideman 2-6, 1-6. Doubles Aidan Mitchell & Connor Brosnahan beat Harry Black & Tom McKay 6-1, 6-2; Hayden McNulty & Nic Jansen lost to Ettienne Harrington & Will Schneideman 6-4, 1-6, 0-1 (7-9). Mid Canterbury beat Te Kura Red 6 matches to 0 Singles Ashleigh Leonard beat Rebecca Jones 6-0, 6-2; Christal Brosnahan beat Rebekah Hider 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (7-4); Millie Young beat Anna Cotterrell 6-2, 7-5; Larissa Allan beat Bridget Dunbar 6-3, 6-0. Doubles Ashleigh Leonard & Christal Brosnahan beat Rebecca Jones & Rebekah Hider 6-2, 6-2; Milly Young & Larissa Allan beat Anna Cotterrell & Bridget Dunbar 6-2, 6-0.

Indian Wells Masters

Collated results from Indian Wells Masters yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Final 5-Rafael Nadal (ESP) bt 7-Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4-6 6-3 6-4. Women, Final 2-Maria Sharapova (RUS) bt 8-Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-2 6-2.

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Intermediate Grade March 22 Stadium Opening Duty – Borough Bulls 3.45pm George & Co v Borough Bulls (Emily Hickman, Justus Frank) 4.30pm The Saints v The Lepricorns (Nic Ross, Fletcher Arnold) 5.15pm St Jos Storm v Inter Celts (Jayden Reid, Ko dy Stuthridge) 6.00pm Longbeach Lakers v Taste The Thunder (Sam Ward, Josh Lowe) 6.45pm St Jos Jazz v St Jos Diamonds (William Hollings, Keryn O’Donnell) 7.30pm Asteroids v St Jos Titans (Sandra Hurley, Kieran Hunt) Closing Duty – St Jos Titans Sports Hall Opening Duty – Ball Bashers 3.45pm Ball Bashers v Robillards Rebels (Tessa Morrison, Victoria Coley) 4.30pm Longbeach Bouncers v Thunder (Scott Kelland, Hannah Roulston) 5.15pm Herricanes v CPT Survivors (Liam O’Connor, Barrine Ross) Closing Duty – CPT Survivors Bye Girls – 7 Up Boys – Borough Bullets

Bowls Ashburton Bowling Club March 22 The following skips have entered teams:R Anstiss, J Bennett, T Blain, B Brasell, R Cockburn, G Crack, J Dennis, J Dutton, G Eder, M Eder, L Connell, D Gutberlet, R Herriot, S Holdom,T Johnson, C Leech, A MacDonald, A MacKenzie, ,J McKibbon, J.Martin, E Maw, B Neilson, S Robinson, J Ryk, S Scott, N Sharplin, J Smart, A Smith, G Taylor, A Waddell, T Watson, B Williams. 12:30pm Start (whites to be worn) Inquires to J Ryk Phone 3087907. 

Golf Ashburton Golf Club March 23 Par Round will be played Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a 12 noon start Afternoon Starters: S Richards, M Trewavas Results: B Nuttall & J Dudley

Softball Mid Canterbury Softball March 23 T-Ball Finals 9am T1 Hampstead Blue v Tinwald Whitesox (Playing for 1st & 2nd) T2 Netherby Nixons v Borough (Playing for 3rd & 4th); T3 Longbeach Strikers v Hinds Heroes (Playing for 5th & 6th) T4 Allenton Diamonds v Hampstead Yellow (Playing for 7th & 8th ) T5 St Josephs Panthers v Allenton Gold (Playing for 9th & 10th ) T6 Rakaia Redsox v St Joseph Tigers (Playing for 11th & 12th) Tinwald Dolphins are 13th place. Slowpitch Finals 9am D1 Metalcorp Hampstead Allstars v Netherby Dodgers Playing for 1st & 2nd) D3 Tinwald Blacksox v Rakaia Royals (Playing for 3rd & 4th) D4 Allenton Tigers v Hampstead (Playing for 5rd & 6th).

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Breakers fit for playoffs The Breakers are hoping their injuries are behind them and they will, for once, be at full fitness at the business end of the Australian NBL season. Both Mika Vukona and Will Hudson are in line to make meaningful contributions in the playoffs, beginning at Vector Arena on March 28, with the two-time defending champions hoping they’re not forced to do things the hard way for the third year running. Two years ago it was Vukona whose involvement was cast into doubt by a knee injury. Last year, first Cedric Jackson and then Tom Abercrombie suffered setbacks in the semi-final series to throw the Breakers’ best-laid plans into disrepair. But Vukona has shaken off the initially serious-looking ankle injury he suffered last week and is in line to play a full role in the Breakers’ final regular season game in Perth, while Hudson is also looking likely to return from a long lay-off. Breakers’ physiotherapist Anousith Bouaaphone confirmed that Vukona played a full part in practice yesterday and should be at 100 per cent for Friday night’s intriguing top-of-the-table clash with the Wildcats. Bouaaphone said Vukona getting through the first training of the week was a positive sign and, given he should continue to improve in subsequent sessions, there will be no temptation to hold back the power forward for the playoffs. Hudson, meanwhile, is slightly further behind as he attempts to overcome the small tear in his left knee which has seen him on the sidelines for the last month. “Will’s going a little bit slower

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High-speed crash mars race meet The fourth round of the New Zealand Superbike Championships was one to forget for Baillie Perriton at Hampton Downs at the weekend. After a month’s hiatus in the national series Perriton was keen to continue his strong showing, but his chances took a tumble on the test day. If suffering from a flu virus wasn’t enough of an obstacle, a crash during a test run almost ruined the weekend before it had started. On the fastest part of the circuit Perriton was clipped by another bike, which sent him on a high speed slide along the tarmac, and had the bike slam into the wall. Perriton was lucky to only suffer a few bruises, and a large friction burn on his arm where the rough surface had worn completely through his leathers, however,

Sunday, but that only made the racing conditions trickier. Eager to get a good start Perriton jumped the start again, along with another rider. Once again Perriton went on to finish fourth but this time he increased the gap to make the result stand, finishing one place ahead of Prendergast. The third and final race was longer as it doubled as the NZTT/ Geoff Perry Memorial Trophy. Finally timing the start properly, Perriton moved up into third for the early stages of the race but the rain returned in the closing stages and combined with the extra laps took their toll on Perriton’s banged-up body. Instead of pushing too hard and risking a crash, Perriton rode home safely to fifth while Prendergast saved his best until last, moving up from fifth mid-race

the bike did not escape so lightly. Almost every part was damaged, including a ruptured fuel tank which meant team manager Merv Orford and Baillie’s father Damian had a long night rebuilding the bike in time for qualifying. The effects of the 150kmh crash took its toll on the young rider, but with his bike back up and running he put in a valiant effort to qualify fourth and line up on the front row. The racing then got off to a bad start as Perriton jumped the start and was issued with a 20 second time penalty. Perriton looked a little uncomfortable at times, but still rode well to finish in fourth spot only for the time penalty to relegate him to seventh, behind his fellow Ashburton rider Darcy Prendergast. The countrywide drought had a mild reprieve as heavy rain fell on

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to finish third. It may have been a bad weekend but he picked up a valuable 33 points over the weekend to move up the overall points table to third after starting the fourth round in fifth. The 250 title is already going to young Australian Luke Burgess who claimed another three-race clean-sweep, having won all but one of the 12 races to blow out to 275 points, an unassailable lead of 131 points. Perriton will now set his sights on second place and a better weekend in the fifth and final round in Taupo this weekend where he faces a battle with Richard Willets, who also made the move from fourth up into second on 144 points. - By Jonathan Leask

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Call it turf wars. Who would have imagined 20.12m of the stuff would be the hottest topic going to Eden Park where the test series will be decided from Friday. After the second test washout at the Basin Reserve yesterday, New Zealand are a surprise chance to win the test rubber, with the series locked up 0-0. Amid claims the pitches used for the first two tests of the ANZ

international series were deliberately doped up, or down, to negate England’s seam bowling strength, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum spoke as he usually bats in putting up a vigorous defence of the University Oval and Basin pitches yesterday. He maintained both tests would most likely have produced results but for rain - and English opposite Alastair Cook didn’t disagree with that notion - rather than the flatness of the strips. “We’ve played reasonably pro-

actively throughout,” McCullum said. “We go into every game trying to win. We see this as a great opportunity to clinch a series win against England and that’s something that we’d all hold very fondly. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I certainly don’t agree with it.” McCullum took a flick at England’s bowling coach David Saker’s criticism of the test pitches. “It seems to be bowling coaches who have an issue with them. It’s always going to be the way.

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than we anticipated but, at the same time, he is making progress,” Bouaaphone said. “He’s one of those guys who we know we can get back, but we just have to be quite careful with him at this stage. “We want the guy back, but we also want him to be making a positive contribution in the playoffs.” In his spare time away from the treatment room, Bouaaphone must be keeping his fingers crossed in a bid to avoid history repeating as the Breakers hunt a three-peat. The physio has been one of the busiest men in the organisation in the last two finals campaigns, something he attributed to the gruelling nature of the competition. “It’s kind of scripted like that every year, isn’t it? “Come playoff time you get something like that,” he said. “I guess that’s what it comes down to with the league, it’s sort of a battle of attrition sometimes. “It’s a matter of what team holds out the longest and what team can hold their players the longest. “And I guess that’s the emphasis that we put in each year - how do we maintain our players so that, come these crucial moments, we are the last ones standing?” They have managed to achieve that aim the last two campaigns, most memorably in 2011 when a hobbled Vukona inspired the Breakers the victory in a must-win semi-final game in Perth. Bouaaphone said, like many at the NSEC last Thursday night, his mind was cast back to that moment when Vukona went down. “It definitely did go through my mind, because he was holding his knee and he wasn’t able to put weight on it - and I feared the worst. “But luckily it was just a minor injury in the end.” - APNZ

By Kris Shannon

From the sideline

“It’s not three or four-day test match wickets, they’re five-day grinding wickets, which you have to work incredibly hard on for your fruits. They’ve been pretty good and they’ve certainly allowed both teams to have periods of dominance.” This is the third decider on the English tour. The tourists won the final game in both the T20 and ODI series, which left McCullum bitterly disappointed at his team’s failure to stand up both times. England deserved those victories. - NZH

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013




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Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle clearing in the afternoon. Southerly winds.

Patchy drizzle clearing during the morning and be fine. Wind at 1000m: Light SE. Wind at 2000m: Light NW.

NZ Today








Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


FRIDAY: Fine apart from evening cloud. Light winds.



Canterbury High Country

THURSDAY: Mainly fine with light winds.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Cloudy, rain clearing afternoon. Southerly winds. TOMORROW: Fine apart from morning cloud. Light winds.




Ashburton Forecast

30 to 59

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

60 plus

13 8 11 7 11 11 7 9 4 5 6 9 9

Fine apart from morning cloud. Light winds.

THURSDAY Mainly fine with light winds.

morning min max

fine showers rain showers showers showers showers showers drizzle drizzle fine showers shower


22 22 20 17 15 18 14 18 15 15 18 15 15


NZ Situation

A high moves onto New Zealand tomorrow and Thursday, and off to the east during Friday, leaving a ridge over most of the country while a northwest flow develops in the south. The northwest flow spreads north over the South Island on Saturday, while the ridge persists further north.

Fine apart from areas of evening cloud. Winds mainly light, northeasterlies developing about the coast.

SATURDAY Cloudy periods, mainly morning and evening. Northeasterlies about the coast, light winds inland.


FZL: 2000m

FZL: Rising to 2500m

Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: SW dying out.

THURSDAY Mainly fine with light winds.

FRIDAY Mainly fine with light winds, but northwesterlies about the tops at night.

SATURDAY Fine apart from areas of cloud near the divide. Northwesterlies picking up at all levels.

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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 9:30 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 2:15 pm, yesterday

158.4 5.62 7.80 81.7

Source: Environment Canterbury

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Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday


Ashburton Airport

13.4 12.1 11.7


34.6 130.8

S 33

Christchurch Airport 15.9 13.8 13.7


15.6 73.6

S 37


25.0 104.0

S 37

Temperatures °C

Average Average

Timaru Airport









14.6 10.9


Rainfall mm







Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3


Tuesday 9 noon 3


Wind km/h

min grass 16 hour Mar 2013 min to date to date

9 pm am 3



9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


max gust

Thursday 9 noon 3


9 pm

2 1 0


10:45 4:50 11:10 5:24 11:40 5:43 12:03 6:17 12:30 6:32 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 7:34 am Set 7:47 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 2:34 pm

First quarter

20 Mar 6:28 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:35 am Set 7:45 pm


Bad fishing

Set 12:04 am Rise 3:19 pm

Full moon

27 Mar 10:29 pm

Rise 7:36 am Set 7:43 pm


Bad fishing

Set 12:57 am Rise 3:59 pm

Last quarter

3 Apr

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

5:38 pm


Ashburton Guardian, Tuesday, March 19, 2013