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Disastrous Mid Canty harvest BY MICHELLE NELSON MICHELLE.N@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

Many of Mid Canterbury’s arable farmers are considering abandoning the industry, in the wake of the wettest autumn on record. A recent arable industry survey showed significant reduction of the area planted in cereal crops, due to farmers leaving the industry, and that situation will be compounded by the disastrous harvest, Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers grain and seed chairperson David Clark said. “Farmers have been threatening to go for three or four years and they’ve gone – they’ve converted to dairying, they’re growing kale, fodder beet, silage – something other than growing seed crops, and there will be people who leave as a result of this harvest.” A significant amount of crop is still to be harvested. “There are pockets of specialist crops on heavy soils still to do, they can’t get the machines in, even though they are using tracks – it’s been hugely disap-

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pointing,” Mr Clark said. “It’s still a lottery whether crop harvested in the last few weeks is going to make quality specifications. Seed companies and farmers alike are nervous about this. They are doing the best that they can, but oversees customers are relying on that supply of seed.” Across Canterbury, there are huge areas of wheat that has not been sown, and there’s little likelihood, especially on heavy soils, of that happening before spring. Grass seed crops, which should have been sown in March or April, have either just gone in, or won’t be sown at all, Mr Clark said. “There has already been yield lost out of these crops, even if wheat is sown now there’s already been yield lost – that’s history now. “That’s really concerning for those farmers – it upsets both next year’s financial performance and also the arable rotation will we thrown into chaos for at least two seasons to come. “Looking back over the past 12 months it can only be described as a mongrel of a year.”

The grand finale to a successful Wheels Week Plus took place yesterday in the form of the ever-popular street parade. Organisers will soon start preparing for next year’s 25th anniversary.

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Barbara Walters bids ‘a bientot’

Pioneering US television journalist Barbara Walters has signed off for the last time, bidding fans a fond farewell but leaving the door just slightly open for a possible comeback. The day-time talk show The View that she has co-hosted since its launch in 1997 dedicated its entire hour to Walters, with surprise guests including Hillary Clinton, Michael Douglas and Oprah Winfrey. “Having had this amazing career, how can I just walk away and say goodbye?” said Walters, 84, who will remain a co-producer of the programme. “This way: from the bottom of my heart, to all of you ... thank you. But then, who knows what the future brings? Maybe instead of goodbye, I should say, ‘a bientot’, which in French means, ‘See you later’.”

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Dotcom’s marriage is over Mona Dotcom and her controversial internet mogul husband Kim Dotcom have separated. In a statement released on Saturday night, Dotcom announced his marriage of five years to his 26-year-old wife was over. “Mona and I have separated,” he tweeted. “This is a family matter and we would ask for privacy at this difficult time.” It comes in the same week as the Immigration Service ordered the deportation of all four nannies employed to look after the couple’s five children. Mona is understood to have left the Coatesville mansion without her children last Monday. It is not clear where she is living, but sources said she had not left the country.

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Wealthy Brits better off Britain’s richest people are wealthier than ever before with a combined fortune of $1027 billion, according to this year’s Sunday Times Rich List. Amid talk of the “squeezed middle”, the 1000 richest Britons now own the equivalent of a third of the country’s gross domestic product, with their combined wealth rising 15.4 per cent on last year’s total of $877 billion. A minimum of $166 million is needed to even be considered for the list this year - compared to $156 million in 2008 at the height of the pre-crash boom and $146 million last year. To get into the top 500, the rich need $370 million - double the $156 million required in 2004 and up $58 million from the $312 million cut-off point for last year’s list. Philip Beresford, who has compiled the ranking since 1989, said: “I’ve never seen such a phenomenal rise in personal wealth as the growth in the fortunes of Britain’s 1000 richest people over the past year.

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■ LAKE CAMP SALMON

Volunteers may be to blame for release By SuSan SandyS

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Renegade fishery facility volunteers may be responsible for the illegal introduction of salmon into Lake Camp, says Montrose hatchery manager Dirk Barr. However, no stock has gone missing from Mid Canterbury’s two hatcheries, at Montrose on the Rakaia River or McKinnon’s Creek on the Rangitata, casting suspicion on volunteers able to access remaining facilities. “Obviously there’s some renegade volunteers that are as-

■ COW SHOT

‘Bizarre’ cow killing By Erin TaSkEr

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Police are investigating what they’re calling a “bizarre” killing of a cow in a paddock near Rakaia overnight last Wednesday. Rakaia Police Senior Constable Mike Jackson said the heifer was killed in a paddock about 200m from the roadside, at a Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road property about 5.5km from Rakaia. “It was unusual because it was shot with a shot gun to the head and then had its throat cut,” Mr Jackson said. “And then the people who did it only took the back steaks from it – and they didn’t do a particularly good job of it either.” The rest of the heifer’s carcass was left in the paddock – a paddock containing around 180 other heifers. Mr Jackson said farm animals did go missing from time to time, but this incident was unusual in that the cow was shot in the paddock and only the back steak taken. The other cows in the paddock would no doubt have been making some noise given the disturbance, but there were no houses close by. Police have asked the public to help them catch the offender, or offenders. They are asking anyone who may have seen a vehicle parked on Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road about 5.5km from Rakaia overnight on Wednesday, to contact them. They also want to hear from anyone who may have heard gun shots being fired in the area. Anyone with any information can contact Rakaia police on 302-7009.

sociated with some form of a hatchery in some form or another. They may have thought they have done a good thing but the reality is they don’t realise what’s behind it all,” Mr Barr said. “There has to be a hatchery involved somewhere along the line,” Mr Barr said, adding no stock had gone missing from Montrose. Mr Barr said the most likely way the culprits released the salmon stock was after lifting them from a hatchery or similar facility as minute “elevants”,

where the egg sac is still present. Elevants could be scooped into a bucket or chilly bin in their thousands and transported short distances without having to have a sophisticated set-up for oxygen. He believed whoever was responsible would be “sweating it out at the moment” as Fish and Game stretched its net to catch them. Mr Barr said he had been discussing the issue with Central South Island Fish and Game manager Jay Graybill, and advising on one particular tool

which could be used to determine where the fish had come from. This was an analysis of the otolith, or ear bone, in the fish. Each otolif had a chemical signature on it from all the streams it had been in, so the stream the salmon originated from could be determined. “It’s an amazing tool the otolith reading,” Mr Barr said. The age of the fish could also be estimated by their spawning behaviour this season, which was currently under way for landlocked salmon.

If they were two years old as suspected, some would be trying to spawn along the lakeside, while the majority would wait until they were three years old to spawn. Meanwhile, chairman of the McKinnon’s Creek hatchery trust Phil de Joux in Timaru said yesterday no stock had gone missing from that hatchery either. The hatchery did supply eggs to an Ashburton River on-growing facility at Buttericks Stream, the only remaining facility in Mid Canterbury itself.

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■ WHEELS WEEK PLUS 2014

Street parade caps off a bumper Wheels Week By SuSan SandyS

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Shiny vehicles large and small tooted, chugged, wailed and rumbled their way down East Street yesterday for the Wheels Week Plus street parade. Hundreds turned out to watch the parade, which left Mona Square about 10.30am. Led by fire engines with their sirens sounding, a long procession of vehicles including a St John ambulance, motorbikes,

farm machinery, vintage and classic cars and trucks, traction engines, go-karts, modern commercial trucks and much more followed. Wheels Week Plus committee chairman Ross Butterick said the parade and the following Big Boys for Big Toys Contracting and Truck Show was a great way to finish what had been an amazing two weeks. “It’s been an absolute buzz for the town,” Mr Butterick said.

Two years ago a much smaller inaugural Big Boys event was held, and last year it was rained out, however “this year has been a ripper”, Mr Butterick said. Wheels Week Plus had attracted thousands, many from around New Zealand, and the committee would get a rest of just two weeks before it started planning next year’s event, which would be the 25th anniversary.

The Ashburton signature event features high profile happenings such as street sprints on Smallbone Drive, the Ashburton speedway event which this year saw three New Zealand titles up for grabs, and the Ashburton Motorcycle Club motocross event at Wakanui, which this year had three times the competitors than expected. “The committee has some plans in place to make it bigger and better if we possibly can.”


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■ MID CANTERBURY SPORTS AWARDS

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A lifetime devoted to athletics By Jonathan Leask

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Trevor Cochrane has devoted his entire life to athletics, and he wouldn’t change a thing. At the Mid Canterbury Sports Awards on Friday night he was honoured to receive the Robilliard Trophy for service to sport. He had an illustrious career as a competitor, attending the 1974 Commonwealth Games, but after a lower back condition signalled an end to his competing days, he took up coaching - and continues to this day. Not because he felt he had to, but because it’s what he wanted to do and loves doing it. “There should never be an expectation to give back to the sport, you do that by competing in it,” Cochrane said. “You need to want to do it.” Cochrane has been responsible for ‘tricking’ two recent recipients of the award along to the night, but this time he was the surprise victim of the surprise award. It was only when his former protégé, Steve Hollings, took the stage that he knew what was about to go down and while Hollings read out the lengthy list of achievements he was wondering how his family, wife Jan and children Charlotte and James, who were present, had kept it from him. He was taken aback by the honour so did what came naturally - he recited, as he has for 26 years to his students - the epic tale of how Hollings broke the Ashburton College high

SUV hits tanker A Mid Canterbury woman driving an SUV travelling north on the Rakaia bridge hit a milk tanker travelling in the opposite direction about 2.30pm on Saturday. Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Donald Dunlea said the “glancing blow” was enough to badly damage the SUV, and it was lucky the woman was not injured. The collision had followed an empty stock crate tied onto a trailer being towed by the SUV having become unsecured and dropping off. The collision brought a stop to traffic, which was stalled on the bridge for about half an hour. The milk tanker was able to drive off the bridge, but the SUV had to be hydradecked off.

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Trevor Cochrane with his family, son James, wife Jan and daughter Charlotte.

jump record, that stands to this day. The college athletics had been rained off twice with the events being held at lunchtimes to get through the programme, and on this particular day the high jump was being held on the outdoor basketball courts because the fields were too wet. Before the lunch break Hollings came up to Cochrane and said, “Trev”, as he always referred to his athletics coach rather than Mr Cochrane like the other students, “I’ve left my gear at home and they won’t let me go and get it”. Hollings looked down at his

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shoes and said “yours look to be the same size as mine”. He tried them on and away he went. The other competitors all bowed out by 1.65m before Hollings stepped up and asked for the bar to be set at 1.75m, which he cleared easily, cleared 1.80m and then asked for 1.90m. “That’s when we hit the problem because the uprights were only 1.80m so we had to build the base up from whatever we could find in the sports shed.” He cleared 1.90m and then 2m, a new school record, before he asked what the New Zealand Schools’ record was. Next thing the bar was set at 2.10m to better the record of 2.09m. At the start of the lunch hour there were around 25 people but when Hollings was lining up his New Zealand record attempt, the whole school and teaching staff were watching, and despite the bell having gone, no one was going back to class. “On the first of two attempts the bar came down but on the third I’m sure he was over the bar but on the way down his calf caught the bar and that was it.” However, “there can be no doubt” that as it was in his

shoes and shorts, part of the record is Cochrane’s. Hollings went on to set the national record later that year and was eventually selected to go to the world junior championships. Cochrane then took the acceptance speech full circle, pointing out a current pupil, Gareth Hunt who he taught to triple jump only for Hunt to break his 48-year-old record two days later. But that is what it is all about for Cochrane. “Athletes make the coach as much as the coach makes the athlete.” Hollings fitted that mantra and 26 years later Cochrane received the service to sport award the same night one of his current students was being recognised for their achievements. Hunt is the latest success story in Cochrane’s coaching reign and he hopes there is still time for a few more. “I’m not into coaching as much I was in the past. I still coach and will help anyone who asks me to, but it is not on the same scale as in the past. “It won’t be too far away from when it is time to hang up the stopwatch, but I’m not putting a time on it.”

A long-awaited decision over the Ashburton District Council’s land designation application for a second bridge across the Ashburton River is expected to be released today. Independent commissioners John Milligan and Andy Carr will release their decision online that will either accept the council’s requested route from the end of Chalmers Avenue through to a new road east of Tinwald, with conditions, or decline it. Late March, a raft of submissions were heard before the commissioners, all who opposed the council’s requested route – most believed it was in the wrong location. Mr Milligan is then expected to present his findings at an extraordinary council meeting on Thursday at 1.30pm.

Car hits tree Emergency services responded to a car wrapped around a tree about 7.15am yesterday on West Street. The female driver was the sole occupant of the car. Suffering moderate injuries, she was taken by ambulance to Ashburton Hospital, but later transferred to Christchurch. Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Alan Burgess said the brigade used its cutting equipment to extract the woman from the car. Police said the woman, in her late 20s, was travelling south on West Street when she drifted off the road into the tree.

Tractor fire On Saturday, the Hinds and Ashburton fire brigades responded to a tractor fire on McDougalls Road Lismore at 3.45pm on Saturday. The tractor was destroyed in the fire. The callout followed one earlier in the day after 9am for the Ashburton brigade. It was a false alarm at a commercial premises in Tinwald.

Quad bike accident A woman has received spine, head and chest injuries after a quad bike rolled on her in Upper Takaka. The 62-year-old woman was taken to hospital by rescue helicopter.

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1406 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 6, 19, 23, 26, 36, 40. Bonus number: 31. Powerball winning number: 10. Strike: 6, 40, 19, 36.


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Bid to bleach Bumper crowd exported paua for fight night BY SOPHIE RYAN The shellfish known as black gold in New Zealand is not known to be black elsewhere. Seafood New Zealand has applied to use sodium hydrosulphate to bleach exported paua to make it appear similar to lightfleshed or “blonde” abalone found elsewhere in the world. Seafood NZ spokesman Don Carson said the practice had been around for many years, and the Food Standards permission would make the practice official. “Overseas consumers are used to eating white abalone,” he said. “Obviously some of our seafood is further processed than others.” Chief executive of The Paua Industry Council Jeremy Cooper said the council orchestrates how the paua is collected but an-

ything past the collecting of the shellfish is not their territory. He said recreational paua collectors would sometimes take the black colour out of the flesh with lemon juice and by brushing the flesh, but the commercial entities needed a commercial solution. However, he said he wished people would be happy to consume paua in its natural state. The Food Standards believes the additive is technologically justified and would be safe to eat. The Food Standards authority is asking for government agencies, public health professionals, industry members and the community to have their say. It will accept submissions on the paua colour change until June 27. - APNZ

Taylor Garrett and Ian Blade go toe-to-toe in the ring at Mixed Martial Arts at the Ashburton MSA on Saturday night. The Mixed Martial Arts fight night at the MSA drew a bumper crowd for some quality fights featuring some local fighters. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 170514-TM-233

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74 rates submissions The Ashburton District Council will consider submissions from 74 ratepayers as the community reacts to a proposed 8 per cent rates rise. The number of submissions on the council draft annual plan is on par with previous years, as ratepayers voice their concerns to the council over its upcoming spending plan. Community relations manager Gavin Thomas said 24 of those submitters had signaled they wanted to present their views in person at submission

hearings on Monday, May 26. The council has already held six community meetings since April 14, where the district’s roading network – the four largest in the country – and the maintenance of unsealed roads was of high interest. The council has proposed to spend an additional $1 million to bring them up to a higher standard, and has made no secret of its frustration of what it believes is an unfair funding subsidy from the New Zealand Transport Agency to maintain

the district’s roads. A total of $1.9 million is being proposed for the maintenance and upgrades of unsealed roads over the next year. While the overall rate increase was 8 per cent, 1 per cent of this was made up in growth of the district. Increases range from 11 per cent for Ashburton commercial properties, to 2 per cent in Dromore and Mayfield. Rural rates bore the brunt of this year’s rate rise, but this year rural rates will rise by just

3.6 per cent. The council will need $28.916 million from rates to run the district next year. The annual plans works to update what is in the council’s long-term plan developed in 2012, which sets out a detailed programme for the approaching there years and an outline for the following seven. Following the hearings on May 26 councillors will consider all submissions and look at any changes they believe should be made.

■ FIREFIGHTER SKY TOWER STAIR CHALLENGE

Gruelling journey up Sky Tower By SuSan SandyS

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Nothing could have prepared him View or purchase for the gruelling photos online journey up Auckland’s Sky Tower guardianonline.co.nz on Saturday, says Ashburton firefighter Mark Ellis. Taking part in this year’s fundraising Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge and racing up 51 flights of stairs wearing full firefighting kit was a tough first-time experience. “Nothing could prepare you for it, nothing in Mid Canterbury,” the Rakaia School principal, who trained in the relatively modest Somerset House stairwell, said. “I got to the 30th floor and thought – Why am I doing this? Then you get to the 44th floor, do a wee circle at an observation tower and then there’s seven flights of stairs after that.” The only Ashburton firefighter taking part, he said he now had “the bug” and wanted Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade to encourage some of his fellow members (from left) Luke brigade members to take part in Rushton, Adam Williams, Logan Tomlin, Ben Lowry and future challenges. Stuart Wiseman walk to the “You have to be prepared for a start line for the Firefighter bit of pain,” Mr Ellis said. Sky Tower Stair Challenge on He completed the journey in Saturday. Photo suPPlied 15 minutes and 43 seconds, a time which put him in the top third of the about 700 firefighters. Mr Ellis raised $5084.40, Wiseman, Ben Lowry, Adam towards the national total of Williams, Logan Tomlin and $868,000 for Leukaemia and Luke Rushton – raised $11,000. “We were amazed at the level Blood Cancer New Zealand. He said it had been great to of support that the community compete alongside other Mid gave us,” supporting crew memCanterbury firefighters includ- ber Tyrone Burrowes said. Mr Rushton put in the best ing Rob Markillie from Methtime of the seven, recording an ven and seven from Rakaia. The Rakaia members – Paul impressive 12 minutes and 41 Counsell, Craig Austin, Stuart seconds.

Liquor ban breach A 21-year-old man was issued with an infringement notice for breaching the town centre liquor ban, and given a $250 instant fine, about 2.45am on Burnett Street yesterday. The fine followed a 35-year-old man being warned about breaching the ban at 1.30am on East Street.

Drink driving charge A male driver was apprehended by Ashburton police at 8.30pm on Saturday on Collins Street for drink driving after a complaint by a member of the public. The man blew 595 micrograms per litre.

Vehicle impounded On Saturday at 2am a 26-year-old man had his vehicle impounded by Ashburton police for forbidden driving.

Man stabbed A 36-year-old man has been hospitalised with stab wounds and a serious head injury following an incident at a home in Tuakau, south of Auckland, yesterday. Police said an investigation into the incident had been launched after the man was found by a family member about 12pm. He was being treated at Middlemore Hospital’s intensive care unit. “It is too soon to determine the motive for the attack and police will be conducting at thorough investigation,” Acting Detective Sergeant Lee Warden of Counties Manukau police said. The property would remain cordoned off as police continued to investigate the incident. - APNZ

Man dies at bike park A man has died after suffering a heart attack at Woodhill Mountain Bike Park yesterday. Ambulance staff were called just after 10.30am but were unable to revive the man, a spokeswoman for the service said. The matter has been referred to the coroner. - APNZ

Gore accident A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car near Gore on Saturday night. The man suffered serious injuries when struck by a vehicle on the Waimea Highway, State Highway 94, six kilometres north of Gore around 8.40pm on Saturday, police said. A Dunedin police spokesman said the man was a pedestrian who had left a vehicle shortly before being hit. The man was flown by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital following the crash and remains in a critical condition. Police enquiries into the cause of the crash were continuing with the assistance of a number of witnesses. - APNZ

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Did you know that 15 per cent of people in Ashburton District were born overseas? What does the 2013 Census show about Ashburton District; how has the area changed in the last seven years and what opportunities are there?

Statistics New Zealand are preparing to tell the district just that. They will be in Ashburton on June 10 presenting local information from the 2013 Census. Attendees will hear first-hand about how district has changed since the last census in 2006. “Results from the 2013 Cen-

sus provide a snapshot of communities in New Zealand. It is a rich source of information about what’s happening to the population of New Zealand at both a national and local level and it can also help inform decision making at a government, business and community level,” 2013 Census general manager

Gareth Meech said. The seminars will also include guidance on how to find and access free information from the Statistics NZ’s website. To register for the seminar or for more information call 0508 525 525 or visit www.stats. govt.nz/census-seminars

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An Ashburton Celebrities wheelchair basketball team held its own against top shots, the Canterbury Wheelies, in a match at the Basketball Mid Canterbury Stadium on Saturday. Among team members’ competition was Wheelies and New Zealand representative John Wieser (pictured). Celebrities’ team members managed to score 10 baskets up against the Wheelies’ 30 in the first half. The second half was organised as a separate game, and the team members mixed up so the Celebrities team had the advantage of Wheelies’ members. This saw some stiff competition and an end result of 15-all. Umpire Pauline Paterson, representing Paterson’s Funeral Services, said mayor Angus McKay held the flag up high for the celebrity team, and among high points was Ashburton Trust CEO Giles Beal, scoring a basket. The game was held as part of the Wheels Week Plus programme. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 170514-tM-119

The farm motorbike believed to be the last vehicle a missing man was using before he disappeared in the Rangitikei district has been located by police. Stephen Walker, 25, has been missing since Wednesday night. He was last seen at his home near Bulls at 8.30pm that evening. Police said they are concerned for his welfare and are appealing to the public for information about him. Mr Walker is caucasian, of medium build, 6ft and has short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a green Swanndri, a green hoody, track pants and gumboots. A blue Suzuki TF125 farm motorbike Mr Walker was believed to be travelling on has been located on Makoura Road, near the intersection of Pohangina Road in the Apiti area, police said. Anyone who saw a person riding a bike matching this description between Bulls and Makoura Rad, possibly without a helmet, between the hours of 8:30pm Wednesday and 7:30am Thursday has been asked to contact police. Farmland and bush in the area where the bike was located has already been searched by helicopter, police staff and two SAR police dogs. Information can be reported to Palmerston North police on (06) 351 3600. - APNZ

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Dunedin crash victims brother and sister By BrEndan Manning The two people killed when an unroadworthy car crashed at high speed in Dunedin on Saturday night were brother and sister, police said. Police estimated the green stickered car, which should not have been on the road, was travelling at 180km/h before the crash. The Honda Integra was heading south on the southern motorway with five occupants about 3.15am when the driver lost control while negotiating a slight right hand bend on State

Highway 1 near Green Island. The car spun several times before striking a light pole and a tree, police said. The siblings from north Taieri - a male in his early twenties and a female in her late teens died at the scene. Police Clutha/Taieri area response manager, Senior Sergeant Alistair Dickie, said speed was a dominant factor in the crash. ‘‘They saying ’speed kills’ was quite evident in this case unfortunately.’’ Intoxication, lack of restraints and the condition of the vehicle

were also key factors, he said. ‘‘[The vehicle] had a turbocharger fitted to the motor and an intercooler to give it more power, but there’s no evidence of it being certified.’’ The vehicle was not up to Warrant of Fitness standard and had been green stickered - meaning it had faults which needed to to be repaired before being allowed back on the road, he said. The police serious crash unit estimated the car was travelling at 180km/h when the vehicle crashed. ‘‘There were three girls in the

back seat that were ejected from the vehicle, one of them died and one is in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital. ‘‘The other deceased was the front, left-hand passenger. He’s sustained injuries from inside the vehicle.’’ The other passengers, a male in his 20s and a 16-year-old female, suffered moderate to serious injuries and were also at Dunedin Hospital. Charges against the driver were being considered, Mr Dickie said. ‘‘We’re still following an investigation but it’s certainly

shaping up that charges will be laid.’’ ‘‘Young people have just got to think about what they do when they get in a car and they’ve got to think about the basic rules because it certainly in some cases means the difference between life and death.’’ The names of the deceased would not be released until their next of kin had been notified. Anyone with any information about the crash were asked to call Dunedin Police on 03 471 4800. - APNZ


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he $15,000 fine for a Marlborough farmhand for not wearing a helmet riding a quad bike has got tongues wagging in the milking sheds around Mid Canterbury. WorkSafe New Zealand took the farmhand to court on two Health and Safety charges under the Employment Act for failing to take steps to ensure his own safety and that of the young child he was carrying. Many farmers and rural workers will dismiss the fine as heavy-handed and tell you most farmers prefer to race around their properties without a helmet. One farmer this week said that those wearing helmets were only doing it because they were close to the road and in sight of the WorkSafe NZ inspectors. The convicted farmhand had been warned five times by inspectors before they decided to prosecute, but farmers around Mid Canterbury will think nothing of the familiar sight of an adult carrying their kid on their quad bike. Young children and bikes have been going hand in hand on rural properties for decades. It’s just the way of life, despite an average of five deaths on quad bikes and 850 injuries each year. The issue is particularly poignant after an Ashburton family recently lost their fouryear-old son in an accident. The exact circumstances around this incident will remain unclear until the coroner’s hearing but whatever caused this tragic accident, it is a reminder to us all how easily a quad bike crash can result in a funeral. Undeterred by opposition, WorkSafe New Zealand seems to have decided that enough is enough and they are flexing their regulatory muscle. The issue is complicated by the fact that we still do not have any specific quad bike laws around helmets, training, rider age, passengers and towing, despite coroners pleading for stricter legislation. At this stage quad bike users are only restricted by Health and Safety regulations, but can simply ignore the manufacturer’s safety guidelines. It is time for the Government to clear up this grey area.

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ational’s sixth Budget shows New Zealand is heading in the right direction. We’re also putting the wellbeing of young families and children at the heart of our new spending with a comprehensive $500 million package to help families. We’re making GP visits free for under 13-year-olds, we’re extending paid parental leave and the parental tax credit, and we’re investing more in vulnerable children and early childhood education. On top of those, for the first time spending on health tops $15 billion a year. And spending on early childhood, primary, and secondary education will reach $10 billion with an additional $3 billion on tertiary education. Each of these commitments will help New Zealanders in practical ways at times of need and support a growing economy. Our growing economy is creating more jobs, and is seeing average wages rise faster than inflation. That’s happening now and Budget forecasts show it continuing with economic growth of 4 per cent next year, and around 170,000 new jobs and a $7600 increase in the average wage over the next four years. We’re in an enviable position compared with many other countries. New Zealanders have shown considerable resilience since the domestic recession that Labour left us with, which was followed by the global financial crisis, and the Canter-

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Inmates take 120 hostages Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe have taken 122 hostages - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official says. Prison spokeswoman Sandra Melo said that there were four prison guards among the hostages at the Advogado Jacinto Filho prison in the city of Ara-

caju, the Sergipe state capital. “The riot is only in one wing of the prison,” said Melo, a spokesperson for Reviver, the private company that co-manages the prison along with the state of Sergipe. According to Melo the reason for the unrest was unclear, though it may be related to inmate demands to be trans-

ferred. She said that police had been called in, the situation had calmed down, and that negotiations for the release of the hostages would resume today. “We don’t believe that the inmates will hurt their own relatives,” the head of military police in the state of Sergipe, Mauricio Iunes, said. However he did consider the

prison guards “hostages” because “they are being threatened inside there”. In Brazil there are currently 548,000 people in prison - and a need for 207,000 spots to prevent prison overcrowding, according to Conectas, an NGO specialising in inmate rights. - AFP

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Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes yesterday in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century. Rapidly rising rivers surged into homes, sometimes reaching up to the second floors, sending people climbing to rooftops for rescue. Hundreds were also evacuated in Croatia. Authorities said 25 people have died but warned the death toll could rise. Tens of thousands of homes were left without electricity or drinking water. Landslides triggered by the floods also raised the risk of injury or death from land mines left over from Bosnia’s 199295 war. The landslides swept away many of the carefully placed warning signs around the minefields. Three months’ worth of rain has fallen on the region in three days this week, creating the worst floods since records began being kept 120 years ago. Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia, mostly its

Mine rescue ends Turkey has declared rescue operations over following this week’s devastating coal blast after retrieving the bodies of the last two trapped miners whose death lifted the final toll to 301. “The rescue operation was carried out to completion. There are no miners left underground,” Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said yesterday in the western town of Soma, site of the country’s worst ever industrial disaster. - AFP

Charles off to Canada The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, are on their way to Canada for a whirlwind four-day tour. Charles and Camilla will visit six communities across three provinces as they take part in events to mark a number of important historical anniversaries. They include the First World War centenary and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference that led to the Canadian Confederation. The royal couple will arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before travelling to Pictou County; then moving to Charlottetown, Bonshaw and Cornwall in Prince Edward Island and Winnipeg in Manitoba. - PA

Indonesian quake A 6.2-magnitude quake has struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with no immediate tsunami warning issued. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres, about 300 kilometres west of the coastal city Banda Aceh. Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. - AFP A Bosnian man walks on a damaged railway track near Tuzla, 140km north of Sarajevo, Bosnia.

northeast corner, resembled a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. Admir Malagic, a spokesman for Bosnia’s Security Ministry, said about a million people — over a quarter of the country’s population — live in the affected area. “Bosnia is facing a horrible catastrophe,” said Bakir Izetbegovic, the chairman of the

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four villages outside the town. “We need everything, we are underwater,” mayor Mico Micic exclaimed. In eastern Croatia, the overflowing Sava spread over villages and farm land, sending hundreds fleeing. The rain caused nearly 300 landslides in Bosnia, burying dozens of houses and cars. - AP

Florence wedding Hip hop star Kanye West and reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian are getting married in Florence this month - and some locals are not happy about the happy couple taking over some of their most beautiful monuments. The wedding is planned for May 24 and the ceremony will be held in the Forte Belvedere - a 16thcentury fortress built by the Medici family now used for exhibitions. - AFP

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Nigeria and its neighbours have vowed to join forces against Boko Haram under an accord described as a declaration of war on the Islamic militants holding more than 200 schoolgirls. Meeting in Paris, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and his counterparts from Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger approved an action plan to counter an organisation that has been blamed for 2000 deaths this year as well as last month’s abduction of the schoolgirls from northeastern Nigeria. Underlining their threat, Boko Haram was suspected of carrying out another

attack on the eve of the summit, killing one Cameroonian soldier and kidnapping 10 Chinese workers in Cameroon. “We have seen what this organisation is capable of,” French President Francois Hollande said yesterday. “They have threatened civilians, they have attacked schools and they have kidnapped citizens of many countries. France in particular has been a victim of it. “When more than 200 young girls are being held in barbaric conditions with the prospect of being sold into slavery, there are no questions to be asked, only actions to be taken,” Hollande added. The action plan will involve co-ordi-

nation of surveillance efforts aimed at finding the girls, the sharing of intelligence and joint efforts to secure the porous borders in the region, according to the summit’s conclusions. In the longer term, the countries agreed to forge a regional counter-terrorism strategy under the auspices of the existing but barely active Lake Chad Basin Commission, with technical expertise and training support from Britain, France, the European Union and the United States. The countries also agreed to push for UN sanctions against the leaders of Boko Haram and another Nigerian Islamist group, Ansaru. - AFP


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In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week it’s Bridget King who’s working on a natural gas project off the coast of Western Australia.

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ridget King has a goal to visit 30 countries by the time she’s 30. Now based in Perth, she’s already up to 26 so reckons she’ll get there no problem, particularly given she works a job where she does 28 days on and 28 days off. It’s a roster which means when she’s working, she’s working hard, but when she’s off, she’s got plenty of time to do what she wants. She works on a liquefied natural gas project as part of the business services team. “I effectively work 28 days straight and then have 28 days off. I am based off the coast of Western Australia so I fly to site and am accommodated and work on-site at the construction village/camp. I live and breathe work 11-plus hours a day, seven days a week for the time on site, and then relax for the other 28.” She has three other ex-Ashburton friends doing similar fly-in fly-out roles in the industry, though their rosters can vary greatly. “You could be doing 19 days on, nine days off or 26 days on nine days off, that’s a popular roster.” She counts herself as extraordinarily lucky to have spent the majority of her working life abroad working and living in different countries and industries. Bridget moved to Perth when she graduated from university. She knew she wanted to live and work overseas and when friends decided to go to Perth she decided to go too. She went

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with three friends and lived there on and off for the next seven years. “I thought it would be an amazing opportunity to start my career in Australia, specifically in a place where at the time, it seemed to be booming regardless of being in the midst of the global financial crisis. “When I first moved to Perth we turned up with bags on our back, no accommodation, no jobs, and it was the best thing I ever did.” Over those seven years Bridget also spent one year working and travelling in London, three months in the USA working as a music teacher in a summer camp, and then spent 18 months back in New Zealand. But an opportunity to move back to Perth and work in the oil and gas industry proved too good to be true. “I jumped at the opportunity to return and work on a project, particularly in a fly-in fly-out role. “I have always loved working and long hours and challenging work doesn’t faze me at

all. In fact, it is what I always preferred. “As with many projects, people come from all over the world and the majority are expats, so the knowledge is from different projects in Africa, Asia – just about anywhere you can think of. Her roster took some getting used to. “It is certainly difficult to get used to having 28 days off when I spent the rest of my career working five or six days a week and sometimes working a second and third job. But I wouldn’t change it for anything, getting the opportunity to study and travel on the time off.” She’s making the most of her time off by studying and will start her MBA in a few months. “I also want to finish off some more music study that I never got around to completing.” The time off also allows her to pursue her other love – travelling. “I love to travel so it definitely gives me the time to do some more. I recently read an article on a girl who was try-

ing to visit 25 countries before she turned 25. I missed the 25 mark, so I am trying for 30 countries before 30. I am up to 26 so far so I think I should make it!” Before returning to Perth, Bridget was based in Christchurch for 18 months, working as operations manager for a seismic engineering company. “It was an amazing opportunity to be involved in the rebuild and similar to the current project in Western Australia. The team was from all over the world and specialists in their field, which happened to be earthquake engineering, which was extraordinarily challenging and interesting to be a part of.” Industries like that she works in now are traditionally male dominated. “This project has a little better ratio of men to women than I have seen before but in saying that, I have worked with many extremely talented women engineers and construction professionals. “Honestly, it is so busy at the projects that I have worked on, you hardly notice it unless you see the actual

statistics.” Typically the oil and gas industry pays well. “The aspects that make it a little higher is that you are usually doing a lot more hours than the normal working week, in my case at present, around 80. “Also, being located on site, typically all accommodation and food is provided so it is difficult to spend money on the days that you are on-site. Though it is easy to spend twice as much when you are off-site.” One of the best parts about Western Australia is the weather. “On my last swing at site the temperatures were around 40 during the day dropping to around 30 overnight so it is nice not having to ever have a hoodie or sweater with you,” Bridget said. Perth is home to many former Mid Cantabrians. “At one stage we had a netball and rugby team made up with all Ashburtonians. It’s nice to be a long way from home but still be surrounded by familiar faces.”


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On the roof of the world Rainbow prayer flags flutter in the breeze at the summit of Kyanjin Ri in the Himalayas.

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t’s quiet at the top. The rainbow prayer flags, seldom still, do not stir as the first rays of sunlight creep over the eastern mountain ranges. Punctuated only by shallow, raspy breaths, the calm is a welcome respite. For days the frigid Himalayan wind has howled relentlessly but at the summit of Kyanjin Ri, a 4700m “mini” peak in Nepal’s Langtang National Park, a stillness settles over the mountain. Strong gusts sweep through the valley in the afternoon, but for now, the tranquillity gives an opportunity to reflect on what it takes to reach the top. The answer is a lot. It takes four days from the forest floor, climbing more than 2500m through desert, snow and yak dung to reach the foot of the mountain hidden deep in the bowels of the Himalayas. Coupled with the dangers of altitude sickness and flea-infested blankets at the rudimental teahouses scattered along the track, the sacrifices sometimes feel like they outweigh the reward. But standing on the roof of the world, the view (and thin air) quite literally takes your breath away. To the north, Langtang’s

A mountaintop in the frigid Himalayas provided Paul Purcell with something the Western World failed to – the chance to stand still highest mountain, the 7227m Langtang Lirung, casts its shadow over the park’s most remote village, Kyanjin Gompa. To the south, the Kangja La Himal range assembles itself in a jaw-dropping panorama of alpine perfection. And way below in the west is the tiny track from which all hikers come, and have to revisit on the arduous trek back home. Often skipped for the more illustrious Everest or Annapurna treks, Langtang is Nepal’s third most popular Himalayan national park. Yet it offers an experience the other two don’t – complete purity. Tourist traffic during the trek, often an issue on the bigger tracks, is non-existent. Locals regularly offer free accommodation just so hikers will buy and share their meals with them. And Westerners are scarce, giving trekkers the chance to truly immerse in the local way. But first you have to get here. From the moment the bus pulls out of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, on its bumpy, cramped 120km journey to Syabru Besi (Langtang’s trail

The limited meal choices shouldn’t sway you from embarking on this remote journey. Each sacrifice and every muscle-burning step up yet another steep climb is worth it. In today’s Western life, constantly bombarded without a moment’s rest, the mountaintop gives trekkers something the Western world simply cannot. The chance to stand still. - AAP

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■ RUGBY

Rakaia, Methven provide highlights By Jonathan Leask

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Rakaia remain unbeaten after they took down defending champions Southbridge in the Combined Country Cup on Saturday. Coming out on top 26-12, Rakaia handed Southbridge their first defeat of the season while Methven became the leaders in section one after hammering Hampstead 71-0. In section two, both Mid Canterbury sides broke their losing streaks with Southern claiming their first win against Burnham-Dunsandel and after three straight losses, Celtic drew with West Melton. The biggest result was Rakaia taking down Southbridge. “We were hungrier and more committed,” Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft said. “We got in their face, shut down their space, stuck to our game plan and really fronted up.” Rakaia were down 0-6 before a Richard Burns try was converted by Andrew Fluker to lead. From there, Seta Koroitamana scored Rakaia’s second try which Fluker converted and he then proceeded to land four penalties for Rakaia to take the eventual 14-point win. Fluker’s boot ticked over the scoreboard but it was defence that won them the game, denying Southbridge a four-try bonus point for the first time this season. Rakaia have some injury concerns and a red card has John Sharpe off to face the judiciary, but they got the all-important four points and remain unbeaten. Methven also remained unbeaten to move out in front in section one after beating Hampstead 71-0 in a game that doubled as a Watters Cup clash. Methven had a 24-0 lead at halftime after a try to Jonetani Baleamoto and two from Brenton Connell, with Dan Maw converting all three and a penalty. In the second half Connell completed his hattrick, Richard

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Catherwood scored a double and Chris Lock crossed the line while Tim O’Sullivan scored the lone try for the forwards. Maw also dotted down, and with another six conversions had a tally of 26 points. The host’s tenth try on the final whistle sealed a 71-0 win as Hampstead became the fifth team in a row not to be able to cross Methven’s try line, but they can expect a much bigger challenge from a wounded Southbridge in round eight while loose forward Richard Webby has a date with the judiciary after a red card. Also in section one, Darfield moved into fourth place with a 22-15 win over Ashley and Prebbleton edged out Oxford 23-20 with Kaiapoi on the bye. In section two, Southern broke a run of five straight losses with

a dramatic 18-15 win at home over Burnham-Dunsandel. Burnham-Dunsandel had the chance to snatch a draw with a penalty from handy range with time up, but it came off the post and after a frantic few moments Southern were able to put the ball into touch and take their first win. Southern had tries to George Ellis and Will McKenzie with a conversion from Brown in the first half and then two penalties from Brown in the second half as they had to hold on for the win. “I would hate to see the tackle count from the second half because it felt like that’s all we did, but it was enough to get the win,” Southern coach Mike Spence said. Celtic broke their run of losses

but in not in the way they would have wanted, with a 17-all draw with West Melton. “It was just a day when we scored 17 points and they scored 17 points,” Celtic coach Warren McKenzie said. “You can’t expect much more when you only play the second half and even then we weren’t clinical enough.” Down 3-7 at the break, Celtic had tries to Will Hintz and Sam Watt converted by Nick Wilson but West Melton were able to match Celtic with a converted try and a penalty to end the game deadlocked. Waihora remain top of section two after beating Glenmark 25-3 and Lincoln closed in on the quarterfinals with a 55-7 win over Saracens with Ohoka on the bye.

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Re-energised Cruden makes most of down time By Patrick Mckendry After two and a half years of hard work at the Chiefs, Aaron Cruden has made the most of the down time his broken thumb has presented. The first-five, who had started every match for Dave Rennie’s side since the coach took over in 2012, has missed the past five matches and has only recently arrived back in New Zealand af-

ter a week-long holiday in Bali. Cruden jetted back in on Saturday and flew into Christchurch for the All Blacks’ training camp yesterday. ‘‘When the injury first happened you’re always pretty disappointed and frustrated by it but you actually come to terms with what’s happened and have a chance to sit back and realise you get a little bit of a rest and an opportunity to re-charge you’ve

really got to make the most of it and I’ve certainly been doing that,’’ he said. A recent X-ray had shown his left thumb was healing nicely and he hoped to be available to play for the Chiefs against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. Cruden has yet to catch and pass but would do so with the All Blacks over the next few days.

‘‘It feels nice and strong. I got the cast off last week. Moving it around again, it’s feeling good. ‘‘I suppose I will be a little bit nervous the first time I put a fend out or go in to make a tackle, so I think it’s important that this week I do the preparation right and if it’s not feeling right I’ll pull back a little bit.’’ Saturday’s match will put Cruden against Beauden Barrett, providing the Hurricanes player

recovers from the hip problem suffered in the defeat to the Highlanders on Friday. In the absence of Dan Carter, Cruden is the No1 ranked first-five in the country, with Barrett, who has been in impressive form, third in the pecking order. ‘‘I’m just going to be pretty excited about playing rugby again, no matter who I play,’’ Cruden said. - APNZ


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■ RUGBY

In brief

Blackadder draws line under loss Todd Blackadder was at a loss as to how the Crusaders failed to beat the Sharks in Christchurch, but as he seeks to prepare them for a potentially difficult away match against the Highlanders amidst the backdrop of an All Blacks training camp, he simply hopes it was a one-off. The Crusaders had a oneman advantage for most of the match following Jean Deysel’s red card for a stamp on Jordan Taufua, and a two-man advantage after Willem Alberts’ yellow in the second half, yet still contrived to lose 30-25 to a side which has never beaten them in Christchurch. It was an extraordinarily poor performance from the

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Crusaders, who had won their previous five matches and who looked like championship material after thrashing the Reds in Brisbane. A victory would have put them on top of the table and in charge of their own destiny. Instead, they dropped a place to fifth, two points below the Highlanders whom they play in Dunedin on Saturday. To make matters worse, Blackadder will be without 10 of his players until Wednesday due to the All Blacks training camp in Christchurch. ‘‘It’s going to be a really good challenge for the team this week,’’ Blackadder said. ‘‘This needs to be an anomaly, just one of those poor perfor-

mances you just can’t put your finger on. That’s our challenge, to show that it was otherwise what we’ll take out of tonight is that the rot has set in and we’re too good a team for that.’’ Credit must go to the Sharks for hanging on for one of the most stunning victories of the season. But there will be some harsh questions asked of the Crusaders this week once the squad is finally back together. The feeling was that the Crusaders were too slow in adapting from a kick-first game plan to an attacking strategy which would have made the most of their numerical advantage, but how a team which included All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw

couldn’t make that leap almost beggars belief. ‘‘They were hungrier than us, certainly at the breakdown, and that was disappointing,’’ Blackadder said. ‘‘You’ve got to be mentally up for every game in this competition and we weren’t.’’ The Highlanders showed in their victory over the Hurricanes that they don’t have too many issues with their defence. With only four players - Liam Coltman, Aaron Smith, Malakai Fekitoa and Ben Smith - involved with the All Blacks this week their preparations are also likely to be much smoother than the Crusaders’. - APNZ

■ WHEELS WEEK PLUS 2014

Southern hold on Round one winners Southern held on for a one-point win to start the second round of Mid Canterbury Senior B rugby on Saturday. With the Michael Duff Memorial in the cupboard after winning round one, Southern started the Centennial Mug second round with a 13-12 win over Rakaia at Rakaia’s club day. Methven started the new round with an upset 27-20 win over Hampstead in Methven and Mt Somers also got off to a winning start at home edging out Collegiate 18-17. The only joy for the embattled Allenton was avoiding triple digits in a 0-94 loss to Tinwald.

Saracens eye double Saracens stayed on course for a domestic and European rugby double by beating London rivals Harlequins 31-17 in the English Premiership semi-finals on Saturday. Victory put Saracens into a May 31 Twickenham final against Northampton, 21-20 winners over Leicester on Friday. Saracens could go into the domestic showpiece clash as the champions of Europe if they win their first European Cup final, against French title-holders Toulon, at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium next Saturday. - AFP

Goalkeeper dreams

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Auckland City goalkeeper Tamati Williams still dreams of playing professional soccer. The zoology student, arguably the best amateur goalkeeper in New Zealand, has just been recalled to the All Whites and now, at the ripe age of 30, is playing the best soccer of his career. Tomorrow, he hopes to help Auckland win the OFC Champions League and qualify for the Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco; a global tournament watched by millions. A good performance on the world stage could be the difference between professionally studying the animal kingdom or professionally barking at a back four. - APNZ

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Super Rugby Round 14

Terry Butt in his 2012 Camaro ZL sits ready to go at the start line of the Ashburton Car Club Standing Quarter Mile on Saturday. Butt’s best was a 14.25 second effort which was good enough for fifth, with the winning time was 12.87s set by Stephen Kyle in a Nissan Skyline. Dave Stockdill in a Chev Camaro was second with a best of 13.42s with Shane Christie third in a Holden Commodore that clocked 13.66s. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 170514-tM-054

Winterbottom puts error to bed Mark Winterbottom admits a wrong call by his team cost him a crack at victory and the chance to extend his championship lead in the final V8 Supercars race in Perth. But the Ford favourite says he is happy to cop it on the chin and move on. Winterbottom finished third behind teammate Chaz Mostert and Holden rival Craig Lowndes in a tense 83-lap battle under heavy clouds at Barbagallo Raceway yesterday.

Mostert’s win was his first since joining Ford Performance Racing at the start of the season and came on his one-year anniversary in the series. “This must be my track,” said the 22-year-old. “I didn’t expect this early in the season to get a win, but I’m really happy to get it. “A lot of guys in the category have been trying over the years to get a win and I’m lucky enough to get two.” But things could have played

out very differently, with strategy proving Winterbottom’s undoing. Lowndes, Winterbottom and Mostert led the pack for the opening 25 laps, with less than a second separating the trio before the first round of pitstops. Winterbottom was the last of the three to get a new set of tyres and, as a result, lost his place behind Lowndes to Mostert. “We didn’t get the strategy right, there’s no doubt about

it,” the reigning Bathurst winner said. “We should’ve pitted earlier. “We probably should’ve come out in the lead ... there’s no doubt we stayed out too long. “But you just cop it. It’s one of those things.” Winterbottom said his engineer was not happy with the decision and was emotional after the race. “But I just sprayed him with champagne and he got over it,” he said. - AAP

HIGHLANDERS 18 (Hayden Parker 5 pens drop goal) bt HURRICANES 16 (TJ Perenara try Andre Taylor con Beauden Barrett 2, Taylor pens). SHARKS 30 (Kyle Cooper, Cobus Reinach, Sibusiso Sithole tries Francois Steyn 2, Tim Swiel cons Steyn 2, Swiel pens) bt CRUSADERS 25 (Colin Slade try con 6 pens). MELBOURNE REBELS 30 (Luke Burgess 2, Tom Kingston tries Jason Woodward 3 cons 3 pens) bt QUEENSLAND REDS 27 (Michael Harris, Greg Holmes, Ben Lucas tries Harris 2, Quade Cooper cons Harris 2 pens). STORMERS 24 (1 penalty try) (Ruan Botha, Juan De Jongh tries Peter Grant 3 cons pen) bt WESTERN FORCE 8 (Matt Hodgson try Sias Ebersohn pen). CHEETAHS 27 (Johan Goosen, Willie Le Roux tries Goosen con 4 pens drop goal) bt BRUMBIES 21 (Robbie Coleman, Stephen Moore tries Nic White con 3 pens). NSW WARATAHS 41 (Rob Horne 2, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley tries Foley 5 cons 2 pens) bt LIONS 13 (Jaco Kriel try Marnitz Boshoff con 2 pens).


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■ NETBALL

In brief Swifts have edge NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright credited a trans-Tasman record crowd in Sydney with helping his side end a three-year netball hoodoo against the Adelaide Thunderbirds yesterday. The Swifts downed the visitors 45-42 in front of a buoyant crowd of 10,118 at Allphones Arena to edge them closer to a home final. The hosts enjoyed a comfortable 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and, although the Thunderbirds hit back strongly to twice draw level, the home side was never headed.

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Celtic’s Debbie Summerfield reacts to making contact with United’s Hannah Blair in a premier netball clash on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 170514-tM-158

Methven avoid drop in shake-up By Jonathan Leask

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Methven called in the cavalry to see off College B 51-13 and stave off relegation from premier netball on their Country Day in Methven on Saturday. The 2013 runners-up were in what was a relegation playoff match, with Mid Canterbury netball adopting a new three round promotion-relegation format this season. The home side called in some experienced heads that had the side produce

a comprehensive win to stay afloat in the top flight. With three players unavailable, player-coach Sally Williams was light on numbers for the crunch game but had the luxury of calling in Kate Cairns and Sarah Patton, who helped the team achieve. “We wanted to make our mark, stay in premier and really put on a good performance on club day,” Williams said. “We got the job done but we want to stay in premier so we

have to keep building.” Defending champions Celtic completed an unbeaten opening round with a convincing 2915 win over United, extending their unbeaten streak out to 19 while Hampstead A delivered the upset in edging out College A 23-22, the school girls second one point loss in the round. Those two results meant little in the grand scheme of things with all the grades reset for the start of the second round this Saturday.

College B will now drop down into senior A and Collegiate come up to premier after an unbeaten senior A round concluded with a 33-16 win over Celtic B. Collegiate will get a baptism of fire, drawn to meet defending premiers Celtic first up this Saturday. Celtic B drop down to senior B but with Celtic C remaining in senior A, the two sides will have to swap letters. Coming the other way, College Y10A move up to senior A.

■ GOLF

Ko five back at Kingsmill Championships By DanieL RichaRDson Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has some work to do on the final day of the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship today if she wants to claim another professional title. The 17-year-old is in a share of third at eight-under after three rounds but is five shots back from leader Lizette Salas, who is at 13-under. Ko had to finish her second round yesterday too as play was suspended the day before and carded a bogey-free fourunder 67 during her third round. She is in a tie for third alongside Australian Katherine Kirk and American Stacy Lewis, while Korea’s Hee

Young Park is in second at 10-under. Ko, the world No 3, hasn’t registered a bogey in her past two rounds at the Kingsmill Resort, River Course in Virginia. America’s Salas produced an impressive six-under 65 during her third round to help her push up the leaderboard. Meanwhile, Manawatu’s Tim Wilkinson has fallen down the leaderboard at the PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas. The left-hander fired a one-over 71 during his third round yesterday and is in a tie for 38th at two-under for the week, eight shots back from leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Brendon Todd who are at

10-under. On the second-tier Web. com Tour, Hamilton’s Steven Alker is in a share of 34th at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, South Carolina at eight-under after he shot a four-under 68 during his third round today. Alker is six strokes back from a trio of Americans who lead the tournament at 14-under. On the OneAsia Tour, Mark Brown was the best of the Kiwis at one-under in a share of 22nd after three rounds of the SK Telecom Open in Korea. Auckland’s Ryan Fox was at even-par in a tie for 29th, while Michael Long had slipped to a tie for 47th at three-over for the week. - APNZ

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Shane Smeltz has become new Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold’s latest acquisition with the New Zealand international striker joining the A-League club on a one-year deal. The prolific goalscorer’s move to Sydney from Perth ends an exciting week for the Sky Blues after snaring young forward Bernie Ibini and re-signing defender Matthew Jurman. Smeltz, 32, is second on the A-League’s all-time leading goalscorers list having scored 77 goals in 135 games. He is also a Jonny Warren Medal winner and has twice been Oceania Footballer of the Year and the A-League’s Golden Boot winner. - AP

Evans takes lead Veteran Australian Cadel Evans replaced compatriot Michael Matthews in the overall leader’s pink jersey following the 179km eighth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday from Foligno to Montecopiolo. The 37-year-old Evans, Tour de France champion in 2011 and third in this race last year, placed fifth on the stage, eight seconds adrift of Italian Diego Ulissi, who was winning his second stage of this year’s race. Matthews, a sprinter who had led for six days and began Saturday with a 21-second advantage over Evans, was already a quarter-of-an-hour behind approaching the final 6.4km climb. Evans, who saw one of his main rivals for overall victory Joaquim Rodriguez crash out on Thursday when he broke three ribs, now holds a lead of 57 seconds over Colombian Rigoberto Uran uran while Polish rider Rafal Majka is third, 1min 10sec adrift. - AP

130-year wait St Johnstone clinched the Scottish Cup for the first time in their 130-year history with a 2-0 win over Dundee United in a pulsating final at Celtic Park. United had come close to taking the lead on the half hour mark when Ryan Dow’s flick came back off the post before Steven Anderson headed St Johnstone in front in first half stoppage time following a blunder from ‘keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak. Nadir Ciftci almost had United on level terms minutes after the break as his free-kick nicked the inside of the bar while prolific Saints striker Stevie May had a goal ruled out after he bundled the ball over the line with his arm. The game was being played at a terrific tempo with chances at either end before Steven MacLean fired home in the 84th minute to spark wild celebrations amongst the St Johnstone fans. St Johnstone’s victory is their first major trophy.


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Monday, May 19, 2014

■ HOCKEY

Teen side draw again in senior deadlock BY JONATHAN LEASK

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Hampstead-Collegians are still looking for a first win in their first season in the Mid-South Canterbury women’s hockey competition after a third draw in five games. Their most recent draw was a 1-1 stalemate with Timaru Girls’ High School at the NBS Ashburton hockey turf on Saturday. The young side had previously drawn with Geraldine and Craighead, with losses to top sides Hampstead and St Andrews, so were intent on getting the win but it wasn’t to be. “They are playing so well and full of confidence that it will come eventually,” coach Donna Mealings said. “We have shown in this first round we can be competitive. Now we just need to get some

wins under the belt.” A reverse stick from Emma Mealings was deflected in goal by Caitlyn Johnstone to give the home side the lead in the second half, but Timaru Girls’ hit back from a penalty corner with 10 minutes to go, and 1-1 was where it remained. In a top of the table clash down in Timaru Hampstead drew 2-2 with Geraldine, where Geraldine scored an equaliser with five minutes left on the clock and neither side could break the deadlock before time expired. Geraldine struck first before goals from Shannon ThomsonLaing and Carys Jones had Hampstead take a 2-1 lead, before Geraldine came up with the late equaliser. In the men’s competition defending champions Wakanui Black had a bonus point 5-0 win

over Tainui in Timaru with a commanding performance. “We controlled possession for most of the match which ended up in scoring goals and shutting them out,” Wakanui Black’s Mark Bennett said. Ryan Wilson opened the scoring before goals from Hugh Copland, Michael Bruce and Sam Bennett, with Wilson completing the rout with his second strike. Tinwald were downed by Northern Hearts 10-0 in Ashburton and Wakanui Blue had the bye. Right - Hampstead-Collegians’ Emma Mealings attempts to get past a Timaru Girls’ High School defender in the Mid-South Canterbury women’s hockey competition at the NBS Ashburton Hockey turf on Saturday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 170514-TM-101

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■ NETBALL

Pulse on track for playoffs spot It all comes down to the final two weeks of the season for the Central Pulse. After they bounced the Northern Mystics 49-45 at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North last night they kept themselves in the hunt for a maiden ANZ Championship playoff berth. The Pulse, who have never won across the Tasman, travel to Australia for games against the Queensland Firebirds and West Coast Fever during the final two rounds of the campaign. The equation is simple: Win both and they will be involved in the post-season for the first time in franchise history. They’ve made life hard on themselves at times this season but tonight’s win was another example of how smooth they can look, although the highlights weren’t as frequent as they would have liked. Pulse goal attack Donna Wilkins, one of the most accurate shooters in the competition, was left on the bench to start the game as her ankle continued to trouble her. The former Silver Fern sat out last week’s impressive victory over the Mainland Tactix as Paula Griffin deputised well in her absence. Griffin started proceedings for the Pulse tonight but was only required for the first two quarters as she shot 8/12 before being pulled at halftime as

Wilkins entered the contest. From the opening whistle you knew it was going to be a tightly-contested outing as the ball was turned over three times inside the first minute. The lead changed hands multiple times during the first half as neither team could assert themselves on the game. Pulse wing attack Liana Leota has continued to work her way back to full fitness after giving birth recently and Pulse coach Robyn Broughton again stuck with the same tactic of playing her in the second half. Leota and Wilkins made for some heavy artillery for the Pulse to bring in to the game in the third quarter and they were certainly needed given the home side trailed the Mystics 24-25 at the main break. Having so many past and present Silver Ferns on the court was eventually going to work in the Pulse’s favour though as they slowly ground their way to a lead during the third stanza. Pulse defenders Te Huinga Reo SelbyRickit and Katrina Grant plucked crucial intercepts during the third quarter as they backed up the precision shooting of Wilkins and Irene van Dyk. With a five-goal lead heading in to the final period, the Pulse were able to protect their advantage as they kept their season alive. - APNZ

■ RUGBY

Cooper hurt as Waratahs surge Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper was ruled out of Australia’s season-opening Test against France next month on a costly weekend for his battling Queensland Reds and the stumbling Brumbies. Cooper suffered a shoulder injury in Queensland’s last-minute 30-27 loss to the Melbourne Rebels, a sixth straight defeat that leaves the Reds bottom of the Super Rugby ladder and facing the demoralising prospect of collecting the wooden spoon. The Brumbies’ surprise 2721 slip-up against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein and the Western Force’s 24-6 loss to the Stormers in Cape Town opened the door on Sunday for the NSW Waratahs to take control of the Australian conference. And the Waratahs burst through it with a 41-13 bonus-point win over the Lions to set up an intriguing run to

the finals. More immediately, though, Cooper’s anticipated month on the sidelines leaves Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie on the hunt for a new No.10 for the first of three Tests against Les Bleus in Brisbane on June 7. A standout on the Wallabies’ spring tour, Cooper was likely to hold onto his Test starting spot despite the Reds’ forgettable Super campaign, but now McKenzie must weigh up the merits of several contenders. Brumbies five-eighth Matt Toomua, who made his Test debut in McKenzie’s first match in charge of the Wallabies last year, looks the favourite for a recall, but Bernard Foley has soared into contention after a superb season for the Waratahs. Fellow Waratahs midfielder Kurtley Beale could also slot into the Wallabies playmaking hot seat. - AAP

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Daily Events Monday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 3070496. 60 Cass Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF.

Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S WALKING GROUP. Meet outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop open for the sale of preloved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.40am MID CANTEBURY MENS PROBUS CLUB. Monthly meeting with a mini and main speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture

Members will play the 2nd round of the Heartland. No catering. Methven Golf Course.

Real women circuit training in the hall, St Andrews Church, Bridge Street, Rakaia.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road.

6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - counting, all welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street . 2.00pm GREY POWER. AGM with speaker from Galbraith Funeral Services, Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 6.00pm RAKAIA REAL WOMEN.

7.30pm TINWALD INDOOR BOWLS CLUB. All welcome to come and have a bowl. Tinwald Hall, entry off McMurdo Street. 8.00pm ASHBURTON ELECTRONIC ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB. Club night concert, visitors welcome. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

11.30am WESTPARK W.I. 30th birthday lunch. Bedrock Cafe, Harrison Street, Allenton.

1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street.

12.00noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre in Community House, at the rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display

7.00pm MID CANTERBURY SOIL AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION. Annual General Meeting, 816 Boundary Road, Willowby. 7.30pm ASHBURTON KIDNEY SOCIETY INC. Annual meeting, St John Rooms, Tancred Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.


Puzzles Monday, May 19, 2014

www.guardianonline.co.nz CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Where it is turned into coal (8) 7. Card taken up to concoct a charge (5) 8. One’s behaviour will give the orchestra the beat (7) 9. Run away with any spare credit perhaps (7) 10. Water vessel used in a brewery (4) 12. Let cat out holding one suggestive of touch (7) 14. A sword salts use with copper ahead (7) 17. Harmonise with the openings in a net (4) 18. It cuts calls made about physical education (7) 21. One chosen to decide issue might involve one in barter (7) 22. Nymph could redo a version of it (5) 23. Fraternal sex-change? (8)

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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) What your ultimate is, is to learn from the past as you prepare to turn a corner, aware that this is still a work in progress. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) It’s not only on the work front that you’ll need to stay in the moment, but to hold back in any situation that requires action. Favour a wait and see approach. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Stay in the moment but also tap back into some of those old romantic and creative passions. Let old memories inspire a new sense of resolve. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) There is a chance and a need to stay in the moment but also to look back, ready to either lay the past to rest or resolve old issues. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Be mindful of the chance you have to look back objectively and of chances that arise to give the past a voice or to bury the hatchet. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) This is one time when you don’t want to force yourself out of your comfort zone, especially where you lack the confidence. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) You’re likely to sense you’re reaching an important turning point and the tide is about to turn, with a need to stay in the moment. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Use whatever skills and resources are at your disposal to work smarter and manage a day where daydreams and memories are holding you captive. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) If you’re going to catch up with old friends or make the most of the fact that the doors are open to the past, then today is the day to do it. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) This is a good day for professional talks and relationship building, but also for setting time aside for your personal relationships. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With an alliance between work and income forces still building there is enough professional and financial confidence to play hooky if you can. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) There is just enough financial tension to keep you on your toes and to challenge your excuses, with a chance to use the past as motivation.

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MOORE, Leslie Dixon (Les) (Reg. No. NZ4213274) – Please note all late death notices or notices sent outOn May 17th 2014. Passed side ordinary office hours away peacefully at Terrace must be emailed to: Canterbury owned, View Retirement Village, locally operated Ashburton. In his 92nd year. deathnotices@theguardian.co.nz to ensure publication. Much loved husband of Patersons the late Mollie. Loved and During office hours notices cherished father and father may also be sent to: Funeral Services in law of Geoff and Jennie, classifieds@theguardian.co.nz and Ashburton Brian (Australia), and the late Any queries Kathleen Dixie. Loved GrandCrematorium Ltd please contact dad of Blake, and Ben and 0800 Office and Chapel special great Granddad of ASHBURTON Andrew Leslie Moore. Loved Corner East & Cox (0800-274-287). brother of Joyce, Margaret, Streets, Ashburton and the late Jim. The family would like to thank management and staff at Terrace DEATHS View for their love and care of FUNERAL Les. Messages to the Moore family, 1072 Lismore/Mayfield FURNISHERS Road, RD 5, Ashburton 7775. MASTER Donations to Westpac Resue MONUMENTAL MASON Helicopter and St John would MID CANTERBURY FUNERAL SERVICES be much appreciated and E.B. CARTER LTD may be left at the service. For all your memorial Galbraith’s provide choice! A service to celebrate Les’s Galbraith’s requirements have a team of highly respected, professional funeral directors and life will be held at the SinclairWe celebrants. We offer you complete funeral care including pre-arrangement, New headstones and designs provide choice! Centre, Park Street, Ash-and your choice of venue, funeral celebrants and catering. Renovations, burton on Wednesday 21stWe believe that every life is unique and every person’s funeral needs to Additional inscriptions, their individualityCall - ask us howus we can be of assistance to you and on May, commencing at 2.00pm.reflect your family. Cleaning and Concrete work Followed by a private family Call us on 308 3980 308 3980 or call in and visit our new premises at Carried out by qualified interment. tradesmen. or246 callHavelock in andStreet visit Paterson’s Funeral Services East Street Ashburton our new premises at 620 FDANZ Ashburton Ph/Fax 308 5369

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Fine, with high cloud. Northwesterlies.

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Areas of morning low cloud, then fine with high cloud. Northerlies.

WEDNESDAY High cloud with strengthening northwesterlies, followed by a southerly change during the afternoon bringing a few showers.

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 17.8 19.0 Max to 4pm 4.8 Minimum 0.2 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm May to date 30.8 Avg May to date 36 2014 to date 411.2 256 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 20 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 39 Time of gust 9:17am

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Television Monday, May 19, 2014

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Selling Houses Australia Peter and Anastasia need to upsize, but they have been trying to sell their three-bedroom bungalow in Croydon Park for 12 months with no luck. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Rishi feels under pressure; Rodney senses trouble ahead; David must hide his disappointment. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 3 0 6:52 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Dinosaur Train 0 8:25 Fireman Sam 3 0 8:35 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Cougar Town PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm According To Jim 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 3:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 4pm I’m In The Band 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Seven Sharp 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 Border Security 0 7:30 My Kitchen Rules 8pm The Force PGR 0 It is time to meet group two, 8:30 Person of Interest 0 and newlyweds Uel and 9:25 N Intelligence AO Drama Shannelle are first up. 0 about a hi-tech intelligence 9pm Hot in Cleveland PGR operative enhanced with a When Melanie tries to keep a super-computer microchip secret from others, tensions in his brain, and the arise. 0 government cyber-security 9:30 Grey’s Anatomy AO 0 agency that supports him. 0 10:30 Revolution AO 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Alcatraz AO (Starting Today) 30 11:50 The Missing PGR 3 When Lance Kapua went missing, his family’s enquiries were all but disregarded by those whose job it was to look for him. 0 12:45 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:10 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Sandmasters PGR 7am Early Edition 8am Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 8:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 9am The World After Stonehenge 10am Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 10:30 The Boat That Guy Built 11am Untamed Africa Noon Cash And Cari 12:30 Horizon – Global Weirding 1:30 How To Haggle For A House 2:20 Coast 3:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 4pm Heaven’s Kitchen Cookbook 4:30 Destination Flavour Japan 5pm The Home Show 6pm Love Your Garden 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm Baggage Battles 7:30 Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains Jonathan Phang travels to incredible food destinations, such as Paris, Venice and Istanbul to explore fine dining at its best. 8:30 A Great Welsh Adventure With Griff Rhys Jones 9:45 Metropolis 11pm Baggage Battles 11:30 How To Haggle For A House

TUESDAY

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Bath Crashers 1:30 Love Your Garden 2am Heaven’s Kitchen Cookbook 2:30 Destination Flavour Japan 3am Metropolis 4am A Great Welsh Adventure With Griff Rhys Jones 5am The Home Show

11:30 Happy Endings PGR 0 11:55 Mad Love PGR 0 12:25 Mistresses PGR 3 0 1:15 Infomercials 2:20 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:05 Necessary Roughness AO 3 0 4:10 The War At Home 3 0 4:35 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

TV THREE 6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:25 The Shopping Channel 11:25 The Nanny 3 0 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO A woman accuses her husband of adultery and reckless spending. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR The best ways to boost dietary fibre intake. 2:30 Rachael Ray Sunny Anderson shares recipes for dips; Rachael prepares vegetable nachos supreme. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5pm The Biggest Loser Australia The contestants are paired up to face the Punisher Challenge, running the steps of the Opera House. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Road Cops PGR 3 0 8pm Kings Cross ER PGR 0 8:30 M Rambo AO 2008 Action. In Thailand, John Rambo joins human-rights missionaries to go into Burma and rescue a group of Christian aid workers kidnapped by the Burmese army. Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz. 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show 11pm The Borgias AO One of the purged cardinals sets the Vatican treasury on fire. 12:05 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:25 Chuggington 8:35 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 8:45 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 3 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Barney And Friends 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 3 0

PRIME

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6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 1:55 Secret War PGR 3 3pm History Under The Hammer 3 3:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Hugh’s Three Good Things 3 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his guest chefs create savoury apple dishes.

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7pm The Simpsons PGR 0 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 7:30 Who Wants To Be A PGR A man at the wedding Millionaire UK intentionally stirs up trouble 8:30 Shearing Gang PGR 3 amongst the gang; the Shearing boss Peter has an prodigal Marshall finally emergency when a gang makes it to the Farhampton walks off the job; at Cecil Inn. Peak, Juddy tries creating 8pm The Goldbergs PGR merino lingerie for his 8:30 New Girl PGR favourite rousie. 9pm The Michael J Fox Show PGR 9pm Storage Wars Texas 9:25 Raising Hope PGR 9:30 60 Minutes PGR 9:55 Parks and Recreation PGR 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 10:25 The Americans AO 11:15 Entertainment Tonight 11:40 Infomercials

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

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Maggie And The Ferocious Beast (Starting Today) 3 2 4pm Miharo 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm N Nga Pari

THE BOX 6am SVU MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Monk PGV 8:55 Criminal Intent MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 SmackDown! MC 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 Criminal Intent MV 2:20 SVU MV 3:10 Monk PGV 4pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Criminal Intent MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Outback Hunters PG 9:30 CSI – New York MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

TUESDAY

12:30 Monk PGV 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 SVU MV 2:35 Law And Order MV 3:25 Outback Hunters PG 4:20 CSI – New York MV 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

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9am L Golf – LPGA Tour Kingsmill Championship – Round Four. From Kingsmill Resort, River Course in Williamsburg, Virginia. 11am Golf – OneAsia Tour (Highlights) SK Telecom Open – Round Four. Noon Golf – European Tour (Highlights) Open de Espana – Round Four. 1pm Golf – LPGA Tour (Highlights) Kingsmill Championship – Round Four. 1:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Reds v Rebels. 3:30 Golf Central (Replay) 4:30 Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Replay) From Shanghai. 6:30 College Netball (Replay) Semi-final Two – Wellington East Girls College v Auckland Girls Grammar. 7:30 L Netball – ANZ Championship Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Mainland Tactix. From ASB Arena in Tauranga. 9:15 Netball Zone 9:45 The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 10:15 Sky Sport – What’s On 10:45 Small Blacks TV

11pm Fox Sports News 11:30 Cycling – Giro D’Italia Midnight Netball – ANZ Championship 12:30 Netball Zone 1am Rugby League – NRL 1:30 Netball – ANZ Championship 3am Cycling – Giro D’Italia 3:30 #SkyRugby – Breakdown 4am Rugby – Super Rugby

SKY SPORT 2 Karangaranga o te Motu Nga Reo o te Tairawhiti. 6:30 Ako (Starting Today) 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Moteatea (Starting Today) 3 8pm F Te Iti Kahurangi 8:30 Native Affairs 9:30 Firefly AO 10:30 Making Tracks AO 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Factory Made PG 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG No Season for Old Men. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Men v Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal. 8:30 MythBusters PG Firearms Folklore. 9:30 Treehouse Masters PG Record High Recording Studio. 10:30 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG Outback Treasure Hunter. 11:30 Deadly Devotion M 12:30 Blood, Lies And Alibis M 1:30 I (Almost) Got Away With It M 2:30 Amish Mafia M 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG 6:30 Manhunt M 7:30 Auction Hunters PG 8pm Auction Hunters PG 8:30 MythBusters PG 9:30 Magic Of Science PG 10pm Deadly Dilemmas M 10:30 Auction Kings PG 11pm I’d Kill For You M

TUESDAY

Midnight Evil, I M 12:30 Evil, I M 1am Fatal Encounters M 2am River Monsters PG 3am Deadliest Catch PG 4am Man v Wild PG 5am River Monsters PG

Intelligence

9:25pm on TV One

MOVIES PREMIERE 7:20 16-Love PG 2012 Romantic Comedy. Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey. 8:50 The Purge 16VL 2013 Horror Thriller. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey. 10:15 This Is 40 16LS 2012 Comedy. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann. 12:25 World War Z ML 2013 Action. Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos. 2:25 16-Love PG 2012 Romantic Comedy. Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey. 3:55 The Purge 16VL 2013 Horror Thriller. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey. 5:20 Whiskey Business PGC 2012 Comedy. Pauly Shore, John Schneider. 6:45 Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. Nicolas Cage, January Jones. 8:30 Evil Dead 18VL 2013 Horror. Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez. 10:05 Dark Shadows MVL 2012 Comedy. Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer.

TUESDAY

Midnight The Pact 16VL 2012 Horror. Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien. 1:30 Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. Nicolas Cage, January Jones. 3:15 Evil Dead 18VL 2013 Horror. 4:45 The Pact 16VL 2012 Horror.

My Kitchen Rules 7:30pm on TV2

MOVIES GREATS 7:10 X-Men MV 2000 Action. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ian Mckellen. 8:55 Sweet Home Alabama PGL 2002 Romantic Comedy. Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey. 10:45 The Making Of Godzilla 11am Enough 16V 2002 Thriller. Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle. 12:55 The Yards MVL 2000 Crime. 2:50 Rumour Has It MS 2005 Romantic Comedy. 4:25 Harrison’s Flowers 16VL 2001 Drama. 6:25 The Brave One 16VL 2007 Action. 8:30 The Importance Of Being Earnest 2002 Comedy. 10:05 The Watcher R16 2000 Thriller. 11:45 Lara Croft – Tomb Raider MV 2001 Action Adventure.

10am Golf Central Golfing action from New Zealand and around the world. 11am Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Replay) From Shanghai. 1pm Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) HP Byron Nelson Championship – Round Four. From TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas. 2pm Rugby League – 40/20 Hosted by Awen Guttenbeil with a weekly line-up of league stars. 2:30 Cricket – Natwest T20 (Replay) Somerset v Surrey. 6pm Golf – LPGA Tour (Highlights) Kingsmill Championship – Round Four. From Kingsmill Resort, River Course in Williamsburg, Virginia. 6:30 Golf Central (Replay) Golfing action from New Zealand and around the world. 7:30 Rugby Nation Hosted by Tony Johnson. 8:30 #SkyRugby – Breakdown 9pm L Rugby League – NRL Sea Eagles v Knights. From Brookvale Oval in Brookvale. 11pm Monday Night With Matty Johns

TUESDAY

Midnight Aussie Rules – AFL (Delayed) St Kilda v Gold Coast Suns. From Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. 3am Fox Sports News 3:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 4am Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) Sprint TUESDAY All-Star Challenge. From Charlotte 1:25 Biography – Jim Carrey Motor Speedway in Concord, North PG 2:15 The Brave One 16VL Carolina. 2007 Action. 4:15 The Watcher 5am Motorsport – Nascar 16VL 2000 Thriller. 5:50 The Nationwide Series (Highlights) Importance Of Being Earnest 2002 Pioneer Hi-Bred 250. From Iowa Comedy. Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

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

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Sport Methven’s Simon Fleetwood bursts through a gap in the Hampstead defence during his side’s 71-0 demolition in the Combined Country Cup rugby competition in Methven on Saturday. FULL STORY P16 ■ RUGBY LEAGUE

Warriors toppled by Bulldogs The Warriors were unable to celebrate Andrew McFadden’s permanent appointment with a win, being tipped over by the table-topping Bulldogs in Hamilton yesterday. The 16-12 defeat brought to a close the Warriors’ brief winning streak and extended the Bulldogs’ stretch of seven straight victories. Having produced enough in a pair of wins to shed the interim tag, McFadden had his side threatening an upset in the opening stages. But the respective sides’ positions on the lad-

der eventually showed, with a professional second-half performance enabling the Bulldogs to survive a furious finish. The loss left the Warriors in the competition’s bottom five and ended a spell of positivity that saw McFadden earn a contract extension through the end of the 2017 season. There were still signs in the display that the Warriors could pull themselves into playoff contention as the campaign progresses, particularly in an opening quarter that produced their first try.

But the Bulldogs’ defence - the best in the NRL - proved too tough for the Warriors to crack, and they would have wanted more points from their early ascendancy. While they were undoubtedly happy with their narrow lead at the halftime break, the Warriors’ dominance should have established greater control. They seized the initiative from the opening whistle, holding their own against the Bulldogs’ fearsome forward pack and putting pressure on their line defence. The Warriors were completing their sets and forcing the

Bulldogs to spend significant time in their own 20, soon finding reward when Ben Matulino crashed over. But, having played flawless football in the opening 20 minutes, mistakes began to creep into the Warriors’ game as the Bulldogs took charge. Simple errors from Simon Mannering and Sione Lousi put their side under the pump and, after completing their first 11 sets, the Warriors failed to do so in four of their next six. Only their scrambling defence was keeping out Canterbury -

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until the half hour mark when a cut-out pass from Sam Kasiano enabled Mitch Brown to cross in the corner. The Warriors were clearly starting to tire due to the increased work load on defence, but they hung onto their lead heading into the second spell. The break did nothing to turn the tide, though, and the Bulldogs’ quality again shone through as they opened an eight-point gap. A late salvo brought a try to Ben Henry and a stunning break from Shaun Johnson almost completed the comeback.

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