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Candidates go head to head BY SUSAN SANDYS


Mid Canterbury’s three mayoral candidates went head to head in front of a crowd of about 200 at the Great Mayoral Debate last night. Local body election newcomer Russell Ellis, incumbent Angus McKay and Ashburton District Councillor Don McLeod worked the stage to bring votes their way at the Guardian-organised evening at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Guardian editor Coen Lammers presented a range of questions submitted by Guardian readers ranging from how they would reduce rates and debt levels, how can council communication be improved, would they consider changing council meeting times, and their views on increasing tensions between economic interests and environmental impacts. Mr Ellis was the first to win favour from the crowd, getting many clapping to his response to the question on council communication. Mr Ellis began his answer to the question by saying “council communication, yeah right”, and said he could not see the sense of the council having employed a public relations person - such roles were just an extra cost and only there to cover up bad news, he said.

Ashburton Guardian editor Coen Lammers (right) leads last night’s Great Mayoral Debate, with mayoral candidates (from left) Russell Ellis, Angus McKay and Don McLeod. PHOTO MYLES HUME 180913-MH-070

And as mayor he would hold regular open clinics at locations around town. Mr Ellis’ answer followed that of Mr McLeod, who had also proposed a mayoral clinic, and said the council had not been

good enough at communicating its decisions to the public. “If I’m the mayor I want to be available to people on a regular basis in a specific time slot so people can come and talk things through,” Mr McLeod said.


He had earlier said accusations that the council made decisions in secret and deliberately went




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behind people’s backs were not true, however that received a response of “rubbish, that’s true” from a man in the audience. Mr McKay said he would be the first to admit council communication was not what it should be, but it was improving. The council was about to launch a newly upgraded website, and dog owners could now register their pets online. Since Christmas he had sent some eight press releases “which haven’t seen their way into your paper in any shape or form”. He said he had not held regular mayoral clinics as it did not suit people to turn up at a certain time of the day. “I have prided myself in being available as much as I possibly can,” he said. Mr Ellis was not alone in receiving applause, and Mr McLeod and Mr McKay also found favour with the crowd on various answers, particularly their takes on the topic of tension between economic interests and environmental impact. The mayoral candidates appeared to be on an even platform of popularity with the crowd, and all received applause as they presented their closing arguments.

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Oracle owner Larry Ellison’s “party house” was apparently given a Kiwi makeover yesterday. A home was decorated with New Zealand flags in a dawn “ninja” attack, filmed and posted online by keen Team New Zealand fans in San Francisco. Titled “Kiwi ninjas spread the love”, the video shows three men jogging up to the property on a quiet suburban street - listed as the tech mogul’s “party house”. Wearing full body suits - one all black, the other two New Zealand flag suits - they cover the garage doors with flags.



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One of the best urban tramps It takes in ancient volcanoes, traditional Maori sites, stunning vistas and sea breezes, all of which make it one of the top 10 city hikes in the world. Auckland’s Coast-to-Coast walk has been named by Lonely Planet as one of the best urban tramps. The 16 kilometre walk - which takes in Auckland Domain, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill - leads hikers across the city between the Waitemata and Manukau harbours. In the number one spot was Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest walk.

The posh US seaside villa where Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace lived and was murdered in 1997 has sold for $US41.5 million. The fully furnished Miami Beach property went to VM South Beach LLC, a group led by investor Joe Nakash, one of three bidders. Gianni Versace bought the home in 1992 for $US2.9 million. The Versace family sold it in 2000 to Peter Loftin for $US19 million. He put it up for sale last year for $US125 million, but no buyers emerged and he eventually lowered the price to $US75 million auctioning it.

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A restaurant serving dishes made from food about to be thrown away by supermarkets and other companies has opened its doors in Copenhagen. “We had all worked in kitchens or supermarkets and seen how much food was thrown away, and we wanted to do something about it,” said Sophie Sales, a co-founder of Rub og Stub. Denmark is already home to an active community of “freegans”, people who eat discarded edible food to reduce waste. The restaurant is trying to get to the food before grocery stores and other retailers throw it out.

Kawerau model Danielle Hayes (right) is finding success in the Big Apple. The 2010 winner of New Zealand’s Next Top Model has been based in New York for the past few months after she signed with respected modelling agency One Management. Last week, the 22-year-old graced the catwalks of New York Fashion Week for American designers A Detacher and Bellavance. She had also recently completed a photoshoot for Vogue Italia online.

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Ashburton Indoor Bowls - A Thursday afternoon bowls session organised by Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association where anyone can come along and play the game. All you need to do is turn up and you’ll be put in a team. Sessions are weekly and run from 2pm until 4pm. For details, call Kevin Smith on 308 6070. On the couch - Netball: Silver Ferns v Australian



Diamonds, Prime, 9.40pm. Delayed coverage of the second test between New Zealand and Australia from the Vodafone Arena in Auckland. The Silver Ferns scraped over the line with a 55-51 victory against the Diamonds on Sunday and will be hoping for a more clinical performance this time around. Out of Town - The Soldier’s Tale, The Arts Centre

of Christchurch, 30 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch. Composed in 1918, Stravinksy’s The Soldier’s Tale is based on a Russian folk tale about a soldier who makes a deal with the devil, trading his fiddle for a book that predicts the future. The orchestra will perform alongside some of the city’s leading contemporary artists. Performance times: 11am, 1pm. Tickets: $35.







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Cutting limits ‘will save lives’ By Isaac DavIson Police officers who drank 13 beers in two hours and remained under the legal drink-driving limit say cutting the limit would undoubtedly save lives and reduce injuries. New Zealand Police told a select committee at Parliament yesterday that by the time someone drank the legal limit of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, they were no longer fit to make a decision about whether they should drive. MPs were discussing a re-

port by the Auditor General on drink-driving prevention measures. The report showed that the introduction of a zero bloodalcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers under 20 had been highly successful in reducing alcohol-related crashes. Labour MPs asked police officials whether reducing the legal limit from 80mg to 50mg for all drivers - as in Australia - would have a significant effect. Assistant Commissioner Road Policing Dave Cliff said overseas studies indicated that be-

tween 10 and 25 deaths, and hundreds of injuries, would be prevented if this change was made in New Zealand. “Without exception, every jurisdiction showed significant reductions in alcohol-related trauma as a result of that move, so we would expect to see the same effect in New Zealand. “The research says that when you reduce BAC level, the whole distribution of offending moves to the left, so high-end drinkers drink less, the risk declines across the whole population that’s the impact you see,” Mr

Cliff said. Superintendent Carey Griffiths said many New Zealanders would be surprised by how liberal the drink-drive limit was. He said for research, he had consumed 13 beers in two hours and was still below the 80mg limit. “There’s no way you would ever drive. It was an extraordinarily large amount of alcohol to be under the limit.” Mr Cliff said Waikato University research showed when people drank to the 50mg limit, many of them decided they were too intoxicated, did not

drive and stopped drinking. “By the time you get to [80mg], people are so affected by alcohol that they think they’re okay to drive.” The police told MPs that a person who drove to the 50mg limit was six times more likely than a sober person to crash. A person who consumed 80mg was 16.5 times more likely to crash. Police pointed out that Sweden had a legal limit of 20mg per 100ml, and its road trauma rate was half of New Zealand’s in terms of deaths per 100,000 people. - APNZ

Scholarship for pupils chasing a career in trades By Myles HuMe


Practical Ashburton College pupils wanting to pursue a career in trades will soon be eligible for a newly created scholarship. Former Ashburton College Board of Trustees member Rob Aitken recently gained approval from the Department of Internal Affairs to establish the Ashburton Technical School Past Pupils Trust which will hand out a scholarship to a departing pupil looking to enter a trade industry. Originally the brainchild of his late father George, Mr Aitken has carried on his father’s wish to recognise aspiring tradespeople. “I’m not too sure yet how much the scholarship will be but it needs to be sufficient to allow these kids to buy tools or equipment to get them started in their career . . . it could be a minimum of $1200 or more, it’s dependant on other things,” Mr Aitken said. Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan said in a recent principal’s report the inaugural scholarship should be awarded this year. Harking back to the days when


teenagers would either go to the academic Ashburton High School or the practical-focused Ashburton Technical School, Mr Aitken said it was important to his father a scholarship was created to acknowledge that history. While the trust awaits the Charities Commission to give it the goahead to be a registered charity, Mr Aitken said he was still in the process of drumming up more cash so interest from the money invested would allow for a sustainable scholarship programme. He said there was about $30,000 in the trust so far, and would soon be lifted to nearly $50,000 when the Ashburton Technical School Jubilee Trust disbands soon and hands over its remaining money. The trust will have a four-strong board, with jubilee trust committee members Gordon Clinton and Alan Lilley, both technical school old boys, joining Ashburton College Board of Trustees chairman David Rush and principal Grant McMillan. Mr Aitken said he was the trustee settler, and could be asked to co-opt on to the board.



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Ashburton Technical School Past Pupils Trust settler Rob Aitken (left) has helped establish a new scholarship for departing Ashburton College pupils. He was yesterday joined by trust board members David Rush, also the college board of trustees chairman, and Gordon Clinton. Photo Donna Wylie 180913-DW-081

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Council meeting times a hot topic Angus McKay (left) and Greg Cross.


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There was both agreement and disagreement between Mid Canterbury’s three mayoral candidates at the Great Mayoral Debate last night. On some issues Russell Ellis, protest organiser and local body election newcomer, proved a thorn in the side of the two current council members - Angus McKay and Don McLeod. Council meeting times was one topic they disagreed on. “I’m in favour of changing meeting times, I want to encourage younger people to stand,” Mr Ellis said. Those who worked full-time would not be able to make the current 1.30pm time. “If I end up on council I would need meetings to be changed to later in the afternoon so I would be able to earn a living and represent you in the best way I could.” But Mr McKay said meetings beginning 4.30pm or later would stop him getting to many of the events he attended as mayor in the early evenings. “I would miss about 50 per cent of the meetings I have with constituents at six, seven, eight at night,” Mr McKay said. At any rate, it was the new council which would set any new meeting times, to suit its members. Mr McLeod said he did not favour a set time, but the right solution for people on the council.

I’m in favour of changing meeting times, I want to encourage younger people to stand - Russell Ellis

A waterslide for the new EA Networks Stadium was another topic of disagreement. Mr Ellis said “I totally support a water slide for the kids of Ashburton”, and had a larger vision for outside the stadium area involving a BMX track, minigolf course, and barbecues. Mr McKay said the aquatic centre was being constructed so a waterslide could be added at any time, however he had not supported such a feature to date due to the “drain on the ratepayers of running it”. Mr McLeod agreed with Mr McKay and said the stadium trust had upped its initial $1 million cost estimate to possibly twice that. “Yes we want it, we want it for our kids, but we have to make sure the business case stacks up,” Mr McLeod said. Mr Ellis asked if the “same business case” scenario had been applied to other council projects such as the stadium itself and the art gallery and heritage cen-

tre. Mr McKay said for the projects he had been involved in during his time on the council the answer was “yes, yes and yes” and Mr McLeod agreed, saying successive councils over the years had to make sure business cases stacked up for projects, as did the current council. All three candidates agreed they would not be in favour of the council holding binding referendums on projects such as the second bridge route or similar major projects in the future. Mr McKay said he did not see the need for referendums once the council got its communication processes right, while Mr McLeod said councillors were elected to make informed decisions on behalf of those who had elected them. “The worry is all three of us are going to agree,” Mr Ellis said, and believed that with a committed approach to communication there would not be a need for binding referendums.

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Mixed reaction to debate and candidates BY SUSAN SANDYS AND MYLES HUME

Members of the public attending the Great Mayoral Debate had a mixed response to the evening, and the candidates. Ted Wood said he was “very disappointed” with the forum as he wanted to see more information on policies from the candidates. “No policies came out,” he said. He particularly wanted to see user pays charges introduced for roading in rates, rather than charging for roads the general rate. Sandra, who did not want to give her surname, said she enjoyed the debate and believed many would vote for Russell Ellis. “He’s straight forward, to the point and he doesn’t have a whole lot of jargon. The other two played off and said the same thing in a roundabout way.” Ed, who did not want to give his last name, said Mr McKay came across as a Ashburton mayoral candidates (from left) Russell Ellis, Angus McKay and Don “professional politician”, but he was not McLeod at last night’s Great Mayoral Debate. 180913-MH-077 impressed. “He’s had three years to do something about communication and consultation ommended sale prices exclude GST and on-road costs, are not available in conjunction with any other offer, may exclude fleets, and hesome hasn’t.”

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Margaret, who also did not want to give her last name, said she thought Mr McKay was “very approachable” and was weighing up whether to vote for him or Mr Ellis. Lesley Blain felt the contest was even and was glad to see candidates did not direct personal comments at each another. “After this I certainly know who my vote is for,” she said, but would not disclose who that was. Jackie Rapley said she wanted to thank the Guardian for giving ratepayers the opportunity to help form a view and make a decision. Bill Smith said Mr McLeod needed to be clearer on the purchase and sale of property at Lake Hood, and felt, at times, some statements were “untrue” and “a load of tripe”. Diane Rawlinson, chairwoman of the Ashburton Citizens’ Association, said it was very valuable to get all three candidates on stage, and they all did very well. Alan Reith said that he hadn’t changed his mind about who to vote for and there was a nice variety of questions. He also felt all candidates answered them very well and were genuine.







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Van likely blown off road By ViV Logie Police searching for a missing Canadian couple say their van may have been blown off a mountain pass road. Hopes are fading for the missing tourists after more wreckage of their smashed up campervan from the Haast Pass was found 50km away, washed up on the beach. The van crashed over an 80m bluff near the Gates of Haast bridge on Tuesday; the same night a vicious storm brought down a huge slip nearby, closing the highway. The fuel tank was found on Tuesday north of the Haast River, near the Waita River. A search was launched this week when Connor Hayes, 25 and Joanna Lam, 24, were reported missing after Ms Lam

failed to turn up to her first day of work at the radiology department at Nelson Hospital. The couple were last seen at Fox Glacier last Tuesday afternoon; the day the weather bomb exploded over the region; lashing the Haast Pass alpine area with torrential rain and gale force winds. Haast police Constable Rob Manera discovered the chassis and wheels of the campervan in the narrow gorge, just metres from the landslide at Diana Falls. West Coast police area commander Inspector John Canning said contractors working on clearing the slip on Tuesday morning suggested that Mr Manera look in a particular area near the slip. He said it was possible the campervan had been blown off

the road in gusting winds, but doubted the missing couple were buried under the slip. Mr Canning said the “guts” of the campervan had been torn apart in the crash. “All we initially found was the chassis and wheels; the rest of the rental vehicle, including the engine and gearbox, are gone.” Police had so far been unable to confirm whether the couple were in the vehicle when it left the road, but search and rescue crews were scouring the area from the crash site to the river mouth on foot, by boat and from the air. “It is going to be a big job; at the time the couple crashed, the Haast River was running very high.” Mr Manera said he did not believe the pair had ignored any weather warning signs not

to travel in the area, or road closed signs. The New Zealand Transport Agency confirmed yesterday that the pass was closed at 8pm on Tuesday, and Mr Manera said the couple would have driven into the area before the road closed signs went up because of the treacherous and windy conditions. The slip occurred later. “They would have been there lawfully and not breached any road blocks or warnings.” Mr Hayes’ older brother Liam said the family was holding out hope the couple were alive. He said their spirits were “not the greatest, but still optimistic” and they had no immediate plans to come to New Zealand. The couple had been dating for almost two years. - APNZ

River trail reopens The Ashburton Hakatere River Trail has reopened after last week’s storm left it unsafe for public use. Ashburton District Council staff and members of the Ashburton Mountain Bike Club cleared the trail of fallen trees over the weekend. Mayor Angus McKay says while council continues repair efforts, it was good to see the local community taking initiative and coming together to help out. “It’s great to see our residents rise to the occasion and go out of their way to help their community,” he said. “This just goes to show the strength of our community and our ability to get through any event.”

Cheaper whiteware A Government scheme to supply cheaper whiteware for beneficiaries will be rolled out in the South Island this month following a single-supplier deal with Fisher & Paykel. The scheme, announced in this year’s Budget, aims to cut hardship assistance grants for whiteware by $10 million over five years. The Ministry of Social Development paid out more than $10.5m in repayable grants in the last year to allow beneficiaries and low-income people to buy fridges, freezers and washing machines. The bulk purchasing deal for Haier appliances, distributed by Fisher & Paykel in New Zealand, will ensure new units cost about the same as an average second-hand unit. - APNZ


College to close for teacher’s funeral Ashburton College will close early today for a long-serving teacher’s funeral. Sue Blair, who was aged 54 and head of the junior school, died at home surrounded by her family this week. Her funeral is at 2pm at St Andrew’s Church. “We are aware that a number of students and their families are likely to attend,” the college said in an email alert to parents yesterday. Many staff would also want to attend, and classes would finish at the end of period four at 1.20pm. “We are very aware that this is short notice and that not every student will be able to go home due to buses, parent and caregiver working hours, and the like. The buses will run as normal.” Some staff would remain at the college for the afternoon providing supervision for students needing to stay at the school. “We do ask that, if your child is attending and wearing college uniform, that they please wear this tidily.”

St Andrew’s Church fair is on this Saturday from 9am-11am with stalls galore at the Sinclair Centre. The fun starts at 9am and will feature a treasure hunt and sausage sizzle for children while bargain hunters can shop from stalls selling cakes, books, pre-loved clothing and craft. Organiser Maureen Maginness said the annual fair was a cracker and not to be missed.

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Ashburton mothers Cheryl Brunke (left) and Jenny Manton are heading to Papua New Guinea to pamper hard working women in the troubled country. Photo Donna Wylie 180913-DW-123

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A 2-year-old boy is dead after falling from the back of a truck on the East Coast yesterday. The incident happened on Phillips Road at Motu, between Gisborne and Opotiki, just before 4pm, northern ambulance shift manager Norm Ngatai said. A rescue helicopter was sent to the scene, but the boy died before it arrived, he said. Police have confirmed they were called to a property by ambulance staff just after 5pm. Central communications Inspector Ian Harris said few details were available about the incident. - APNZ

Man stabbed six times By MyLes HuMe

Two Ashburton mothers are embarking for Papua New Guinea to pamper women who are working to help improve the troubled country. Ashburton massage therapist Cheryl Brunke and hairdresser Jenny Manton only recently decided they would take up an opportunity with the Mission Aviation Foundation who are running a retreat for women working as missionaries, pilots and teachers, among others jobs, in Papua New Guinea.

“We want to pamper them – some of these women have not been out of the jungle for up to six months,” Mrs Brunke said. “I always want to do these kinds of things but they never seem to happen, but this one just stuck in my head for the past three weeks and I thought ‘I have to do it’.” The duo were told via email yesterday that some women going to the retreat burst into tears when they heard they would be receiving hair cuts and massages. With plans to make it to Pap-

ua New Guinea by October 3, both are looking to raise funds to pay for their flights, and would happily receive beauty products they could use to pamper the 30-60 women expected on the retreat. A hair product supplier had already supplied some pamper packs and Mrs Brunke said she would hold massage sessions to raise money for the trip. Mrs Brunke can be contacted on 0276564261 if anyone wanted to donate money or products.

A man stabbed in the head and arms six times on Tuesday shouted for help from a Rotorua shopping centre carpark. Rotorua police and St John Ambulance found the man, aged in his 30s, outside the police station near the Owhata Road entrance to the Te Ngae Shopping Centre carpark, about 3.50pm. Sergeant Jason Henderson said the man had “superficial” stab wounds to the top of his head and arms. The man, who was stabbed before arriving at the carpark, called emergency services from a cellphone. A spokesman said the victim had been stabbed six times. - APNZ

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$68k pay rise for Marryatt Fingerprint By Shelley RoBinSon Controversial Christchurch council boss Tony Marryatt has taken his controversial $68,000 pay rise which was put on hold after a public outcry. But city council staff are refusing to say whether it is part of the chief executive’s $400,000-plus exit package announced last week. Mr Marryatt was given a pay rise of $68,000 in late

2011, taking his salary from $470,400 to $538,529 a year. But the increase, voted in by city councillors, caused a massive outcry at a time many in the city were struggling with earthquake issues. As a result Mr Marryatt directed the pay rise be stopped - but reserved the right to take it in the future. City council media manager Jocelyn Ritchie confirmed to The Star he had now taken the payment but would not

say if it was included in his exit package. Mr Marryatt has been on special leave since July while Crown investigator Peter Winder looked into his role in the city council losing its consenting accreditation. On Friday, the city council announced Mr Marryatt would leave his role in November, staying on in an advisory capacity until then if needed. He will leave with a

$270,000 payout, plus $269,264 for severance payment and payment in lieu of notice period. Mr Marryatt’s contract was set to expire in December 2015. The Star has also been told that Christchurch city councillors were worried what an employment legal case might cost if if they didn’t come to an agreement over an exit package. - APNZ


Heritage service’s future in jeopardy By gABRielle StuARt

Heritage Education Service teachers work every day to teach local children about significant places and history of our district– and we’re in danger of losing them. Just five Mid Canterbury schools have used the Government-funded resource this year, and with the three-year contract up for review next year low numbers could spell the end of the service. Two teachers work locally with the Heritage Education Service, covering 98 schools from Oamaru to Ashburton. Educator Wendy Hurst works full-time with the programme, travelling the district to help children to explore their communities in a way that is hands-on, interactive and relevant to what they are studying in class. She said securing funding for the programme at the last review was a battle, and the message they were sending to teachers was ‘use it or lose it’. With teachers getting busier, she said the biggest challenge was simply getting the message out that the resource was available. “As staff changes often new teachers aren’t aware that we exist, and if they do they are often too busy to do anything about it. “Organising a trip does

Fairton School students Grace and Chantal study changing housing styles during a recent visit to the Ashburton Museum organised by the Heritage Education Service. photo supplied

mean hard yards for the teachers, to get permission from the board and parents and to organise transport, but we do as much as we can to make it easier for them. ” She took a class of children from Fairton School through the Ashburton Museum last month, teaching the classes about changes in land use using displays from the museum

as well as some props of her own. “I got my husband to go out and dig up a patch of turf for me that morning. He thought I was crazy, but wee kids don’t understand about a sod house until they can pass a piece of turf around and touch it and experience it. It has to be hands on.” Ashburton Museum curator Michael Hanrahan said

the service was a valuable resource for local children. “Rather than kids just visiting, they visit and learn something more about what they are seeing.” He said a lot of schools used to visit the museum through the programme, and thought that rising costs of transport might be one factor responsible for the decline in numbers.

90 jobs to go at Solid Energy mine By ReBeccA QuilliAm The loss of 90 jobs from Solid Energy’s Huntly East Underground mine will be “catastrophic” for the small town, Waikato Mayor Allan Sanson says.

The company announced yesterday 90 people would be made redundant. Mine workers will make up the majority of the redundancies, with 68 positions lost, plus 22 management and support services positions.

Workers were told last week that the mine was reducing its annual production and staff numbers were being cut as part of its ongoing response to the depressed global coal market, a spokeswoman said. Mr Sanson said the district

council was focussed on trying to find new opportunities for the workers. “That’s quite a catastrophic loss of jobs in Huntly - it’s probably quite a catastrophic loss of jobs in any small community.” - APNZ

data shared with US By AudRey young New Zealand police will provide United States authorities with legal access to New Zealand’s fingerprint database under an information-sharing agreement to combat crime and terrorism. The US, similarly, will provide New Zealand access to its fingerprint database under specified conditions. The agreement will also allow each country legal access to the other’s DNA database, at a future stage. It will also allow for automated access to the other’s fingerprint and DNA databases in the future but the expectation is that New Zealand authorities will have to send individual requests to the US for data matching. A certain amount of data sharing goes on already among law enforcement agencies, but not automated data-sharing. The US is requiring formal agreements on information-sharing with the 36 countries it has visa-waiver arrangements with. New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for the United States if they are visiting for tourism purposes. About 130,000 New Zealand residents visited the US in the past year. The Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Crime was to be tabled in Parliament yesterday and will be referred to the foreign affairs and defence committee under the treaty ratification process. It will be up to the committee to decide whether to invite submissions. The pact will then have to be passed into law to take effect. The US agencies involved include the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. New Zealand agencies with the ability to seek US fingerprint data are the Police, Customs and the Immigration Service. - APNZ

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Risk of migrant exploitation By Kurt Bayer The $40 billion rebuild of postearthquake Christchurch is raising the risk of migrant exploitation, the Government has warned. It comes after one construction firm was issued with an improvement notice by the Labour Inspectorate after a probe found a worker had not received his full wages, annual leave or public holiday entitlements.

He and another worker were also not supplied with employment agreements in breach of employment law. Now, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued a warning to Canterbury construction firms to make sure they’re complying with regulations. The ministry says it’s keeping a close eye on the post-disaster rebuild, with international evidence showing that rebuild

operations too often result in underpaid and overworked employees. The rebuild also poses a risk for migrant exploitation, with high numbers of workers in Canterbury coming from outside New Zealand. “Migrant workers are a particularly vulnerable section of the workforce and are an increasing focus for the ministry’s enforcement operations,” said the inspectorate’s acting-southern regional manager Steve

Watson. “The Labour Inspectorate is working with Immigration New Zealand to ensure migrant exploitation, such as paying less than the minimum wage or making people work excessive hours, does not occur in Canterbury.” He says the employer that received the improvement notice has introduced written employment agreements and outstanding wage and holiday payments are being made. - APNZ


Documents handed to customer By NicHolas McBride Kiwi Bank was yesterday redfaced after discovering that highly confidential documents had been handed across the counter to a member of the public at the Greymouth branch. The documents, which were passed on to the Greymouth Star, contain personal information of about 20 West Coast individuals, including full names, dates of birth, bank account numbers, signatures and e-mail addresses. The information had already been through two sets of hands before being passed to the newspaper to raise the alarm about the privacy breach. A cursory glance show the papers include original copies of automatic payment changes, money transfers, term deposits, bank operating authorities, and payments. The envelope of documents was inadvertently given to a member of the public when they went into the Kiwi Bank office, run out of the Post Shop, last Friday. The man was inquiring about opening an account and was handed a green brochure and a large envelope, and told to go away and study them. The teller had been busy on the phone and appeared distracted. The individual did not think anything untoward about the envelope and opened it when he got home; only to discover that it contained confidential documents he was not meant to see. He handed the documents to a friend. “As soon as I saw it, I thought ‘this is another privacy breach’,” the second man said, referring to similar events with ACC clients receiving information in the mail. - APNZ

Crash victim named The 14-year-old killed in a crash near Turangi on Sunday has been name as Roman Biddle from Taupo. Police believe he was at the wheel of a four-wheel-drive, also carrying a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy, that rolled on a gravel road. The two other teens received minor injuries. Police said inquiries into the incident were continuing but the dead boy was not wearing a seatbelt. “Police cannot emphasis enough the importance of wearing safety belts on all journeys,” said Senior Sergeant Fane Troy. - APNZ

500 without power Hundreds of rural Cantabrians were reconnected to their power yesterday, more than a week after gale force winds struck the area. Of the 28,000 customers whose power was cut off last Tuesday, 500 remain disconnected, electricity company Orion said. “It is a time-consuming process getting power back on to the remaining customers, as the repairs we are doing now affect only a few customers at a time,” chief operating officer John O’Donnell said. “However, we are making good steady progress and I can assure all customers that remain without power that we are working as quickly and safely as possible.” - APNZ

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Mount Hutt College head boy Alex Holmes (left) and head girl Rebecca Robinson are all geared up for this weekend’s Mount Hutt College Big Chair Fair. Photo Donna Wylie 180913-DW-029

Gearing up for Big Chair Fair By Myles HuMe

Mount Hutt College’s front field is set to be transformed into a hub of festivity on Saturday. For the first time in three years, the college is holding the Big Chair Fair where food stalls, auctions and live entertainment will combine to attract punters from across the district.

Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said the funds raised would go towards replacing the old form style seating in the college’s hall where many of the school’s events are held. “I’m not sure if we will raise all the money we need, but it’s also about working in a community and the students have worked together in groups to come up with some of the

stalls,” he said. Young Farmers will also join festivities as they look to hold a house event, to be run in the same style as the National Young Farmers’ Competition. Methven buses will be travelling around town for the event. The college’s Big Chair Fair will run from 11am-3pm, rain or shine.

He’s carrying the hopes of a nation, and now Dean Barker has another claim to fame - lending his name to a rare kiwi chick. The rowi kiwi, hatched at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Joseph, has been named Barker by centre staff, in support of the Emirates Team New Zealand skipper. The 375g chick was the first to hatch this season, and was named to show the team in San Francisco that all kiwis are behind them. Rowi are the rarest kiwi, with just 400 left, found only at the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary near Franz Joseph. - APNZ

Labour chief of staff New Labour leader David Cunliffe has appointed Auckland Council lawyer Wendy Brandon as his chief of staff. Ms Brandon was working as legal counsel in the Ministry of Health when Mr Cunliffe was minister, and was seconded to his office. Mr Cunliffe said she had a CV that spanned central and local government, as well as the private sector. - APNZ

Rangiora murder accused appears in court By Kurt Bayer A second man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead during an alleged armed robbery at the weekend. Mr Lochhead, 51, was fatally stabbed while his brother Peter Graham Lochhead was hospitalised with injuries after an altercation at their shared White St home about 9.30pm on Fri-

day. A knife was found at the scene, while a supposed getaway car was located near the neighbouring town of Kaiapoi. Police believe the two accused then hitched a ride into Christchurch where they hid before being caught days later. A 36-year-old Canterbury man was arrested late Sunday night and appeared from custody at Christchurch District Court on Monday morning.

The man, who has name suppression, is charged with murder and with wounding Peter Lochhead while leaving the alleged aggravated robbery. He has been remanded in custody without plea until October 11. On Tuesday police arrested a second man at a Hornby car park. The 39-year-old is jointly charged with the murder of Tony Lochhead and the aggravated wounding of his brother.

He made a brief appearance at Christchurch District Court yesterday before Judge Alistair Garland. Defence counsel Richard Maze made no bail application but made a successful bid for interim name suppression. The second man was also arrested on an alleged bail breach, which police say they won’t be pursuing because it’s been “overcome by other matters”. - APNZ



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First home a distant dream? Coen Lammers EDITOR


irst home buyers in Mid Canterbury would have felt some elation and relief after reading this week’s headline over dropping house prices in the district. The latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures this week revealed that the median August sale price had dropped by a whopping $25,000 to $275,000. That still sounds like a lot of money when you earn just over the minimum wage, but at least it gives young people and young families an inkling of hope that they might actually get their own home one day. Much has been written about Generation Y and Z, who do not have the patience of earlier generations and want it all immediately, including a three-bedroom modern home. From anecdotal evidence that appears to be changing and some youngsters are now targeting smaller, cheaper houses and units. Looking at online listings yesterday, there were plenty of houses under $200,000 and even some under $150,000 for sale in the district. The drop in average prices may just be a blip as overall house prices in New Zealand continue to balloon, so it will be intriguing to see how this develops over the next couple of months. The booming housing market is driven by Auckland and to a lesser extent Christchurch and its neighbouring districts, but the market seems to be cooling slightly in other districts like Ashburton. If this continues, the Government may need to review its new policy of a minimum 20 per cent deposit which comes into effect on October 1. The new regulation may help to keep Auckland prices under control, but may be unnecessary in areas like Mid Canterbury. The new loan-to-value-ratio is simply putting another hurdle in the way of young people in Ashburton who could well be able to maintain a modest mortgage. Instead, they now have to wait until they have saved a large deposit. While they are scraping together that down payment, house prices are bound to grow and so will that dreaded deposit.



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magine if there was a world where no one was harassed, treated as equals and given a chance to speak their mind. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case today. This world is a cruel one. There will be people that you meet and get along with and then there will be people that you don’t necessarily get along with. It’s natural and it’s a part of life. But intentionally discriminating against someone because of what condition, colour or sexuality they are is a big no no in my book. Bullying, a word that we associate with violence and harassment, has grown so much that it is on a much broader base then what it was 10 or 20 years ago. Texting, social networking and other technologies are now used as a starting base of bullying. What are we doing as “bystanders” to stop it? When someone is pushed to the ground in front of you do you speak up? Most of the time, we do speak up. But what are you to do when someone is writing on your Facebook page? Saying you’re “ugly” and “stupid”. Does someone speak up for you then? A majority of your friend list will see it and not speak of it. They will move on because it’s “not their problem”. Why not stand up? Why not break the silence? Because when you lay your head on your pillow each night, to know that you stood up for

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someone is a feeling that no amount of money or popularity can ever compare to. When a community takes a stand or an individual takes a stand, it makes me proud to live in a world like this. To know that if you lean on someone they will not move away but stand next to you, is a good feeling. Because our world is moving

forward and creating a difference depends on us. To use your voice and speak because we demand change, the change of harassment, the change of treatment and if you stand still nothing will move and no change will be made. But when you begin to take a step forward, to use social networking for good, to no longer think the way we think, you

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Focus now on finding people As water recedes and flows east onto the Colorado plains — revealing toppled homes, buckled highways and fields of tangled debris — rescuers are shifting their focus from emergency airlifts to trying to find the hundreds of people still unaccounted for after last week’s devastating flooding. Federal and state emergency officials, taking advantage of sunny skies, said more than 3000 people have been evacuated by air and ground, but calls for those emergency rescues have decreased. “They’ve kind of transitioned from that initial response to going into more of a grid search,” Colorado National Guard Lt. Skye Robinson said. In one of those searches Tuesday, Sgt. 1st Class Keith Bart and Staff Sgt. Jose Pantoja leaned out the window of a Blackhawk helicopter, giving the thumbs-up sign to people on the ground while flying outside of hard-hit Jamestown. Most waved back and continued shoveling debris. But then Bart spotted two women waving red scarves, and the helicopter descended. Pantoja attached his harness to the helicopter’s winch and was lowered to the ground. He clipped the women in, and they laughed as they were hoisted into the Blackhawk. After dropping off the women at the Boulder airport, the Blackhawk was back in the air less than a minute later to re-


Mark Wahlberg is now a high school graduate — 25 years after dropping out of a Boston high school. The 42-year-old actorproducer finished his diploma requirements after taking classes online. He dropped out of Copley Square High School, now known as Snowden International School at Copley, in the 9th grade. The Boston Globe reported that Wahlberg wrote of the struggles he faced growing up surrounded by “drugs, violence and crime” in a column in The Huffington Post on Monday. In the column he says he’s been taking classes and studying while on movie sets, traveling and at home.

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Two women are hoisted into a Blackhawk helicopter as they are rescued near Jamestown, Colorado. AP Photo

sume the search. The state’s latest count has dropped to about 580 people missing, and the number continues to decrease as the stranded get in touch with families. One of the missing is Gerald Boland, a retired math teacher and basketball coach who lives in the damaged town of Lyons. Boland’s neighbors, all of whom defied a mandatory evacuation order, said Boland

took his wife to safety Thursday then tried to return home. “He was very sensible. I find it amazing that he would do something that would put himself in harm’s way,” said neighbor Mike Lennard. “But you just never know under these circumstances.” State officials reported six flood-related deaths, plus two women missing and presumed dead. The number was ex-

pected to increase. It could take weeks or even months to search through flooded areas looking for bodies. Northern Colorado’s broad agricultural expanses are especially affected, with more than 640km of state highway and more than 30 bridges destroyed or impassable. State officials have put initial estimates at more than 19,000 homes damaged or destroyed. - AP


31 dead in New prime minister sworn in car bombs A new wave of car bombs rocked commercial streets in the Iraqi capital yesterday, part of a series of attacks across the country that left 31 people and four attackers dead. Meanwhile, Sunni leaders in Basra said unknown gunmen had shot dead 17 Sunnis in the Shiite-dominated southern city over the past two weeks, following threats to retaliate against them for attacks on Shiites in other parts of Iraq. Car bomb attacks blamed on hard-line Sunnis aiming to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government, coming alongside revenge killings by Shiites, are reminiscent of the cycle of violence that brought the country to the brink of civil war some years ago. A surge of bloodshed is now in its fifth month. - AP

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister yesterday and promised immediate action to slow the stream of asylum seekers arriving by boats from Indonesia and to repeal an unpopular carbon tax levied by the previous administration. Abbott was the first of 42 government executives to be sworn in by Governor General Quentin Bryce at a ceremony at Government House in the capital Canberra. He has been criticised for including only one woman in his 19-member Cabinet, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop — although she will be Australia’s first woman named to that post. His conservative party defeated former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s center-left Labor Party in September 7 elections. “We are determined to honor our commitments to scrap

Tony Abbott (left) poses with Governor General Quentin Bryce after being sworn in as the 28th PM.

the carbon tax, to stop the boats, to get the budget under control and to build the roads of the 21st century,” Abbott told the ceremony, referring to an election pledge to increase spending on road construction. “We aim to be a calm, measured, steady and purposeful government that says what it means and does what it says,” he added. Abbott also announced that

Australia’s contentious new policy on asylum seekers that includes turning back their boats to Indonesia would begin immediately after the swearing in ceremony. Australia has seen an increase in the number of such asylum seekers from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam and other countries, many of whom pay smugglers up to $10,000 to get them to Australia from Indonesian ports.

Chinese police detained a laborer who approached China’s secondrichest man to ask for a job and then attacked and injured the company chairman when he denied the request, state media reported yesterday. Zong Qinghou, chairman of food and beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group, is recovering from injuries to his left hand after the attack. Citing Hangzhou police, Xinhua identified the suspect as a 49-year-old migrant worker surnamed Yang and from the neighboring province of Jiangsu. He had travelled to Hangzhou in search of work.

Aussie beer blow Australia’s love for beer has sunk to the lowest level since the days of the post-war six o’clock swill. A more sophisticated approach to drinking is behind the rising popularity of wine, and the shunning of pre-mixed drinks and spirits. Tim Schwilk, the owner of a Sydney family wine tasting business, certainly thinks so as official figures show beer consumption dropping to the lowest point since 1945 and 1946, when Australian pubs stopped serving patrons at 6pm. “People are actually drinking to enjoy the experience, enjoy the occasion rather than just to get drunk,” the Sydney Wine Centre manager told AAP. Statistician Louise Gates said falling beer drinking levels, per person, continued a trend that started in the 1970s.

Fasting diet doctor The television doctor who came up with the 5:2 fasting diet has lost enough weight and is now on a more moderate eating plan. “My wife said I was beginning to disappear,” says Dr Michael Mosley, who is in Australia for the launch of a series on pay TV’s BBC Knowledge channel. The UK doctor and television celebrity developed the diet while researching a drugfree way to control his diabetes. After some gruelling experiments with strict fasting regimes he came up with the popular 5:2 diet, the subject of the documentary Eat, Fast And Live Longer, which will be screened in Australia in October. He has also co-written a bestselling book about the diet on which people eat normally for five days of the week and restrict their calories for two non-consecutive days. Dr Mosley says he has lost 12kg, no longer has diabetes and has reduced his cholesterol. He also no longer snores. - AP



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lion at March 31. However, there were changes in the composition of that figure with the New Zealand government paying down debt and net private sector debt increasing, spurred by the first increase in net banking sector liabilities in six quarters. The kiwi dollar was little changed at 82.35 US cents from 82.31 cents immediately before the release. Net government debt to the rest of the world fell by $4.5 billion in the quarter to $7.8 billion, or 3.7 per cent of GDP, the first improvement in the official debt position since March 2011. Net banking sector borrowing from overseas was up $4.4 billion to $108.3 billion, at $50.9 per cent of GDP. The impact of the drought was the primary factor in a fall in exported goods of $498 million compared to the March quarter, as volumes fell by 18.1 per cent. Imports were down $119 million on the previous quarter. The balance on services was a deficit of $155 million for the quarter, $27 million less than the previous quarter, and featured higher earnings from providing financial services to overseas clients and from merchanting services. Offsetting this was a $92 million increase in imports of services over the quarter, reflecting technical services related to oil extraction. – APNZ

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The 20 highest ranked members of the Black Caps will see their Accident Compensation Corp levies almost halved under proposed changes for the coming year while domestic cricket associations and netballers face a sharp increase. Proposed 2014/15 work levy rates, released this week, would result in a 17 per cent reduction in the average rate to 95 cents for each $100 of liable earnings. But for the top 20 Black Caps, the levy would fall 43 per cent to $2.31. Based on the $300,000 Fairfax Media last year estimated a good cricketer could earn per annum from retainers and match fees that would amount to a $5100 reduction. The top Black Caps are selfemployed contractors, paying their own tax, while provincial players are paid by their associ- BY PATTRICK SMELLIE ations, which in turn are funded by New Zealand Cricket. New Zealand’s current account “I’m sure they will be very deficit came in at a seasonally adhappy it has dropped,” said a justed $2.2 billion for the three spokesman for New Zealand months to June 30, reflecting the Cricket. The decline didn’t re- impact on agricultural exports of flect any change in safety prac- the late summer drought. tices at the top levels of profesThe actual deficit was a quarsional cricket, he said. terly $1.25 billion, smaller than At the same time, the levy economists’ consensus forecasts for the community cricket catof around $1.81 billion. For the egory, which covers all other year to June 30, the current acprofessional players, would rise 25 per cent to $2.10 per $100 count deficit shrank to $9.1 billion, or 4.3 per cent of gross of wages. The Black Caps are set for a domestic product, compared to a steep reduction because ACC deficit at 4.5 per cent of GDP in has reduced their estimated the year to March 31. The annual improvement rerisk profile, based on factors flected a substantial revision in such as the number and cost of claims, a spokesman for the the March quarter deficit, which came down from the $663 million corporation said. The increase for community gap initially reported to a final cricket reflects the fact that figure of $416 million and slowtheir levies have been capped in ing investment income outflows in the most recent period. recent years. “Foreign-owned companies I n Professional netball players New Zealand made lower profit in also face an increase in the levy to $1.05, from 84 cents, which the latest year, and paid less interthe ACC spokesman reflected est on loans received from their “an increase in this group’s overseas parents,” Statistics New Zealand said in its official release. claims experience”. The investment income deficit The levies for professional rugby union and league, both of $2.0 billion in the June quarsports with high injury rates, ter was $269 million lower than in would reduce by about 12 per the previous quarter. The country’s net international cent to $4.81 per $100 of wages, on a par with other higher- liabilities position remained stable risk sports such as motor cy- at June 30 at $151.3 billion, or 71 cling and horse racing. per cent of GDP, compared with Also caption- fathers day –figure of $151.6 bil– APNZ a revised Sunday 1st of September.

powder, the biggest product by volume, rose 1.1 per cent to $US5096 a tonne. Skim milk powder fell 1.7 per cent to $US4330 a tonne. The price of anhydrous milk fat declined 3.3 per cent to $US4940 a tonne and butter milk powder rose 2.2 per cent to $US4805 a tonne. Butter rose 5.2 per cent to $US3911 a tonne. Cheddar rose 1 per cent to $US4295 a tonne. Lactose wasn’t offered. Milk protein concentrate fell 0.6 per cent to $US7569 a tonne. Rennet casein fell 0.4 per cent to $9825 a tonne. There were 131 winning bidders over 13 rounds. There were 178 participating bidders out of a total number of qualified bidders of 877. – APNZ


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The wild winds may have died down, but damage from lightning strike may have damaged hundreds of centre pivot irrigation systems in Mid Canterbury. IrrigationNZ says farmers should exercise caution when starting irrigation systems – even if storm damage isn’t obvious – as lightning strike has emerged as a secondary cause of problems following last week’s storm. “Don’t start your irrigator before you’ve undertaken appropriate the safety checks,” IrrigationNZ CEO Andrew Curtis said. “Just because your centre pivot didn’t blow over in the wind doesn’t mean your system is okay. We are now hearing reports of irrigation control systems fried by lightning strike, especially along the Canterbury foothills. Farmers need to check their infrastructure carefully before the season begins.” With labour shortages predicted as crews scramble to repair wind damaged centre pivot systems, farmers cannot afford the downtime resulting from break downs due to negligence. “Basic checks like ensuring the pivot tracks are free from obstructions, tyre pressures are correct and so forth are a no-brainer,” Mr Curtis said.





ADVICE IrrigationNZ and FMG Rural Insurance’s advice for irrigators affected by last week’s storm: ■ Begin your check with the machine turned off. ■ Walk the length of your irrigator or pivot and check for physical damage. ■ Check for signs of electrical damage at the pump shed and along the length of the irrigator. ■ Walk the length of your irrigator track and check for irrigator parts, trees or other debris in the paddock. Take precautions when driving around. ■ If you have experienced damage contact your insurance company & lodge a claim. ■ If you have concerns or require an assessment get in touch with your local supplier to let them know. For further information, please check IrrigationNZ’s advice in relation to this storm at as well as the standard pre-season checklist for irrigators developed by IrrigationNZ in conjunction with FMG Rural Insurance.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ashburton Guardian


Dennis Wallace tells Annette Lambly about the many changes he has seen in dairying.

From pasture to profit Having grown up on a Ruawai dairy farm, Dennis Wallace has always had a love of the land and strong attraction to dairying. “Farmers do something that is real,” he says. “There is something innately satisfying about milk flowing into a vat and the awareness that it is going to end up as a high-value product,” he says. Wallace has spent 30 years in agriculture-associated servicing or sales roles, including a three-year secondment in 2000 to Ireland, where he worked with dairy farmers as they moved from traditional farming towards modern pastoral techniques. “Ireland’s rural social structure was similar to the New Zealand rural structure I grew up in – small family units where unlocked doors were the norm, everyone knew each other and neighbours pitched in with seasonal chores.” Those days are long gone. The push for more production and profits has seen the Northland average herd size rise to 300 cows and the growth of large herds of up to 1600 cows resulting from farmers buying neighbouring properties. “As a result there are fewer dairy farms and, in turn, fewer people employed on the land and this has impacted considerably on the rural community infrastructure and social environment. However, the economic reality of what makes a viable dairy farm appears to suggest size does matter, especially where debt servicing is involved.” Wallace recalls that when working as an AB technician during the mid-1970s there were still a few walk-through cowsheds.

Above – Dennis Wallace has a great love of the land. Left – Cows are bred not only for temperament, conformation and fertility, but also to be efficient converters of grass to milk.

Those disappeared as herd sizes grew and herringbone sheds were the order of the day – now rotaries have gained in popularity. “The technology used now as part of milk harvesting is tremendous and contributes hugely to the quality of the product that eventually ends up on to consumers’ tables.” That was just the beginning of many changes attributable to the advancement of technology, Wallace says. Production has increased through improved genetics, better grass species, increased supplement usage, better pasture management and improved animal health and husbandry. Animals are now bred to produce and fit with modern dairy requirements. Not only are they

bred for temperament, conformation and fertility, but also to be efficient converters of grass to milk. Farmers need to be aware of environmental issues, sustainability, traceability and OSH requirements and, while the practical skill requirement of farming continues to be huge, hard work alone is no longer enough to make the farm business successful. Farming is a multimilliondollar business and sound business decisions are required. “I don’t perceive many of the 1940s and 50s generation farmers would have envisaged sitting down to write out goals or plans before heading out with a pitchfork or shovel, and I doubt whether they would have given much thought to succession

planning,” Wallace says. “We are fortunate in Northland to have some excellent rural professionals who are available to walk farmers through these issues, and courses and training is available for upskilling.” As a strong believer in what dairying can offer future generations, Wallace would like to see better promotion of career opportunities. “Dairy farming continues to offer new entrants the opportunity to grow asset wealth at a rate that potentially outpaces many alternative career choices,” he says. Today’s farming has many operational choices, including once-a-day milking, split calving, split herds, and the way farmers fed their herds whether

pasture, housed or combinations of both. “Twenty or 30 years ago oncea-day milking would not have been viewed as anything but a lifestyle option, feeding cows a waste product from palm trees was unheard of, selling surplus heifers to China didn’t happen and irrigating with effluent to utilise the nutrient content would not have been common. “We are often reminded the dairy industry is the largest export contributor to the economy and there is a responsibility that this carries. “I have an absolute conviction most people tending the land are doing so with empathy for the environment and a desire to nurture and improve the piece of land they are entrusted with.”

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■ Heat a dash of oil in a wok. ■ Stir-fry all the vegetables until they are tender but still crisp. ■ Stir in the garlic, ginger and green chillies and cook until just fragrant. Set aside. ■ Add the lamb to the pan and cook quickly over a high heat so


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Arts 18 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Digby showcases Ashburton


By GaBrielle Stuart

The work of Ashburton artist Margaret Digby is already well known in the district, but her latest exhibition, Out and About, showcases the huge variety in styles and mediums that she is capable of. For both bright coloured landscapes and muted, abstract pieces, the artist credited the sights and sounds of Ashburton as her inspiration. “The early morning train, the traffic noise, the town clock chiming and the old buildings beside the latest architect’s dream.” Her work includes contemporary and abstract art, and over her years as an artist she has experimented with a number of different mediums, including printmaking. “My aim is to allow the paintings to speak for themselves. Art is like a language, you have to learn it and then you have to keep on painting and challenge yourself.” The Out and About exhibition at the Ashburton Art Gallery will open at 1.30pm on Saturday, and will run until mid October.

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Right – Some of local artist Margaret Digby’s latest work have been hung at the Ashburton Art Gallery, ready for the exhibition opening on Saturday.

Opera from around the world By GaBrielle Stuart

Tickets are still available for the Mid Canterbury Choir concert Opera Favourites in Ashburton this weekend. The concert on Saturday will start at 7pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, and will include a range of classic opera favourites from around the world. Choir manager Carol Gunn said that every piece would be sung in English, so the concert would be great for people wanting a taste of opera. Guest soloists include Hinds professional opera singer Lois Johnston, who regularly travels across the country and the world to perform and is looking forward to performing on her home turf. Tickets cost $25 with discounts for students and seniors, and are available from the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

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Winter show nears end By GaBrielle Stuart

There are just two days left to visit the Ashburton Society of Arts Winter Show, which has seen local paintings, jewellery and multimedia art grace the walls of the Short Street studio over the past nine weeks. With 14 local artists contributing their works this year, organiser Ngaio McKee

said that the show had been a successful one. “A lot of people visited, and they loved it. We had all sorts of styles and shapes and sizes this year, so I think there was something to appeal to everyone.” She said that the handmade jewellery had been a particular success this year. The Ashburton Society of Arts are already preparing for

the spring show which will kick off early next month, with several local artists already signed up to exhibit. The spring show will open with a fair on October 5, with a range of goods from art supplies to handcrafts for sale. Saturday will be the last day of the winter show, with the Ashburton Short Street studio open from 10am to 2pm.

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Sharon Bull views some of the varied local works on display at the Ashburton Society of Arts Winter Show.

September 21 – Opera Favourites by the Mid Canterbury Choir, 7pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. September 21 – Out and About exhibition by Margaret Digby opens at the Ashburton Art Gallery at 1.30pm. Exhibition will run until October 13. To September 21 – Ashburton Society of Arts Winter Show at the Short Street Studio. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. September 25 – Fly My Pretties national tour visiting Ashburton for a concert at 8pm at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre. . September 26 – Live music from Canterbury reggae singer Erin Crowley at the Blue Pub in Methven. 7.30 start, admission free. September 27 – The Very Best of Suzanne Prentice concert at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. September 28 – The changing face of small town NZ, photographic exhibition by Mary Macpherson at the Ashburton Art Gallery until November 10. October 4-6 – Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre junior production of Alladin at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre. Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm. October 6 – Metro Maori Jgeeks Eggs Factor tour performance at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 6.30pm. October 13 – The Grand Ole T-Oppry country music concert postponed. New dates to be confirmed. October 17 – Kelvin Cruickshank from TV series Sensing Murder visiting Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7pm, R18. October 22-23 – Magic Moments local 50s and 60s song and dance show at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Tues 1.30 and 7.30pm, Wed 7.30pm. October 25 – Arts on Tour Bella Kalolo Band concert at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7.30pm. October 26 – Court Theatre Production Bombshells visiting the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7.30pm. November 19 – NZ rural comedy You Gotta Be Joking at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7.30pm. November 21 – A Festival of Russian Ballet by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 8pm. November 29 – Four-man band Beyondsemble performing at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7pm. Ashburton Society of Arts weekly art and printmaking group Wednesdays 10am to 2pm, life drawing group first Monday of the month 10am to midday, mixed media art group Mondays 10am to 2pm, Saturday painting group 10am to 2pm.

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uring the last fortnight several readers have kindly shared their Morris car stories with us. And we’ve heard some really interesting tales. Lots of people have owned a Morris, or two or more. Some of those cars have been with a family since new or almost new, others are recent acquisitions. The cars we’ve heard about all have something in common, they have provided fun and created pleasant memories. All of which is further proof that my friend Tony Adam’s theory - that everyone has either owned a Morris or knows some who has – is correct. Some readers have asked about the history of Morris cars, for example “why is a Morris called a Morris?” Well the marque bears the name of its founder William Richard Morris, later Lord Nuffield. Like many pioneers of the motor industry William Morris had been involved in the bicycle trade. William Morris established a company called Morris Garages and progressed into vehicle sales, hire and repair and then decided to begin manufacturing on his own account. His first car, the 1913 Morris Oxford, named after him and the place where his factory was located was built using mainly bought in parts. The use of parts manufactured by others enabled Morris to manufacture without stretching his resources. The strategy paid off. By the end of 1914 over 1300 cars had been built. Soon Morris’ Oxford and Cowley models accounted for a whopping 40% of all British car production. Other models were introduced NG

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which saw the Morris Company becoming Europe’s largest manufacturer in 1937. Two years later just as World War 2 was breaking out Morris became the first British Company to have notched up production of one million vehicles. Over the years the Morris Company took over other sometimes ailing businesses such as Riley and Wolseley, and ultimately these and other concerns all came under the umbrella of British Leyland. When the legendary motoring designer Cecil Kimber was looking to name the now iconic British sports car he had dreamed up, he looked back to the roots of the company and used an abbreviation of the concerns first name - Morris Garages – and MG was born. Many people will associate the famous Morris Minor with the period through from the late forties to the mid sixties. Correctly so but that was not the first time the Morris Company had produced a car bearing that name. A Minor was also produced between 1928 and 1933; this model was followed by the Morris 8. The company struck gold with these and other models, and did so again with the introduction of the Mini. It was the first front wheel drive to be fitted with a transverse mounted engine. Like most of the saloons and sports cars produced by Morris, the Mini was the right car at the right time.

even in today’s money they were huge amounts, and the foundations established under the Nuffield name continue to provide significant benefits worldwide. The Morris name has not adorned a new car for almost 30 years, but the marque is far from forgotten and models made famous by the Company like the Mini and MG continue to be produced by other manufactures. And of course the name will always be kept alive by all of us who have owned, wish we

owned or know some one who does or has owned a Morris. William Morris was obviously a man of considerable vision who had the nous to create a very successful business and in the process become a legend of motoring. We’ll never know but it’s easy to imagine he may not be surprised at the fame his cars have achieved. Happy 100th Morris!


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As well as being innovative and prolific manufacturers of cars the Morris organisation also produced commercial vehicles and tractors. The production of Morris branded cars ceased in 1984 and the rights to the name are now owned by a Chinese company. The last model introduced was a commercial vehicle called the Ital; it was later manufactured under another name. The success of his Company made William Morris both a wealthy and highly decorated man. He was married, but the couple had no children so his baronetcy and two peerages ceased after his death at age 85 in 1963. During his life time and through his estate William Morris gave and bequeathed large amounts of money to various philanthropic causes. Even though these gifts were made many decades ago


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Ashburton Indoor bowls

Vincent de Paul Society.

On Thursday night the IHC Fours tournament sponsored by Redmonds Furnishing & Flooring of which we are very grateful, was played 14 teams entered. The tournament was run to support the travel fund for the IHC clients. Indoor bowls have been running this tournament for a great many years. All the entry money and all profit from the raffles, with all raffle prizes donated by the committee members goes to them as well, the total collected was a total of around $370.00 a great effort some of the clients also played in teams and had a great night. The competition was played on the points system over four games. The winners on the night was a team from Willowby of Murray Bassett, Darren Turner, Neil Ross and George Bishell with 4 wins and 95 points second on 3 ½ wins was Russell Ellis team from Wakanui and third on 3 wins 1 loss and 75 points was Winston Lee’s team.

Ashvegas Country Club

Ashburton Savage Club The 2013 season is drawing to a close. The final raid & Wahine Night korero are now behind us leaving only the A.G.M. on 12th November. Oamaru Raid Sunday 25th August. The bus departed from the Savage Club Hall at 10.00a.m. with a lunch stop at the Waimate Hotel. A number of Waimate Savage Club members joined with us for the meal, with some travelling on the bus, to Oamaru. Thirty two members & supporters attended the raid. All members of the Ashburton Savage Club participated in the afternoon’s programme, which was as follows:- 1.Club Orchestra. 2.Vocal Solo: Jim Burgess. 3.Comedy Sketch: Graham Taylor-Harold Kemp. 4.Piano Solo: Lorraine Boud. 5.Chorus Group: Accompanist John Davis. 6. Piano Solo: Bill Maginness. 7.Instrumental item: J.Davis-D.Peterson-A. McQuarters-G.Robinson. 8.Vocal Duet: John & Joyce Gray. 9.Piano Accordion Solo: Kevin Crean. 10.Silver Lassies Quartet: J.Gray-M.Taylor-L.Boud-C.Corbett.11.Comedy Sketch: Tony Blain-Joyce Gray. 12.Accordion Solo: John Lilley. 13.Keyboard Solo: J.Davis. Wahine Korero10th.September. What a night!! Gale force winds and dangerous driving conditions prevented a number of members from attending our final evening for 2013. Although down in numbers, the warm atmosphere and full programme ensured an enjoyable evening. Great Chief Bruce Wear accompanied by Winsome, officiated from the dias & presented the following programme. 1. Some rollicking numbers by the orchestra. 2. Vocal Solo: Jim Burgess, accompanied by John Davis.3.Sketch: Harold Kemp-Tony Blain. 4.Accordion Solo: John Lilley. 5 Chorus Group, accompanied by John Davis. 6.Piano Solo: Bill Maginness. 7.Silver Lassies Vocal Trio: Joyce Gray-Colleen Corbett-Lorraine Boud.8.Gray Lads Instrumental: John Davis-Alan McQuarters-Geordie Robinson-Bill Maginness.9.Vocal Solo: John Gray, accompanist John Davis.10. Banjo Trio: Russ Carter-Bob Neilson-Jim Mitchell.11.Keyboard Solo: John Davis. Supper was served by members from St.

Last weekend’s club day was held at Mayfield with a best ball stableford competition being held. The winning pair were local club professional, Terry Kingsbury and Clarkie who finished with a score of 44 stableford points to narrowly finish in front of the pairing of Steve Cowie and Pete Bettle who had 42. The best individual round of the morning was recorded by Steve who managed 41 points after an excellent round of 74. Steve won the putting prize with 24 putts while Terry won the closest to the pin prize. This Sunday’s club day is scheduled to be held at Tinwald at the normal tee off time of 10.00am.

Dorie Tennis Club The Dorie Tennis Club organised an Open Day with games and a sausage sizzle on Sunday. It was a gorgeous day and we had a wonderful turn out, with 30 children and 14 adults. Mid Canterbury Tennis Coach Jane Brosnahan was leading the games for the older kids and her daughter Christal took care of the youngest group. The aim of the day was to introduce the sport to families and children that don’t normally play or that are not involved with the tennis club at all. We have been running tennis coaching for children and adults at Dorie Tennis Courts since April 2012, after realizing how many people from our community would not drive into Ashburton for this purpose but were keen to take the short drive to the Hall, having the chance to socialise with other locals at the same time. Since then there has been a steady increase in numbers of children and ladies taking part in the programmes. Brosnahan has been coming to Dorie every Friday since we started, and coaching all the different groups and skill levels. We have 28 children and seven ladies registered so far for the tennis coaching in term 4, who will be taking lessons on Tuesdays and/or Fridays afternoons at Dorie.

Grey Power Ashburton On Monday 16th July President Joy Jaine welcomed 70 plus members to the Monthly General Meeting of Grey Power Ashburton. Apologies were received from Rod Beavan; Ann Stafford and Ken Smith, accepted. Joy advised members of the new promotion of Grey Power and Pulse Utilities to enable members to save on their electricity accounts. Members must telephone 0800-473-976 and have ready a copy of their recent electricity account to get an assessment of the savings available. There are still a small number of subs outstanding. Joy then introduce the local body candidates who in turn outlined their aims and objectives if elected to office. The following candidates had made themselves available for this meeting; Thelma Bell; Russell Ellis; Donna Favel; Angus McKay; Don McLeod; Maree Moore; Vicki Smith; Alden Thomas; Alisdair Urquhart and Sam Quinton. Each candidate had 5 minutes to speak to the assembled

Allenton Outdoor Bowling Club Opening Day last Saturday saw a good attendance enjoying a friendly roll up to get the season on its way.   First day for people and all were received enthusiastically. Trevor Gamblin was timekeeper and made sure that all had a fair deal. Dick MacDonald and Peter Thomas were capable sound assistants. Questions at the end of the session covered; lights at Tinwald; the ward system of voting; making your vote count; council debt; underpass for Tinwald; changes to Domain entrance; lights on Chalmers Avenue; pool charges at new stadium; after all questions had been suitably fielded by various candidates, Joy thanked the candidates and wished them well in the election. At Joy’s insistence CDHB candidate Robin Kilworth was given a few minutes to speak to members. The raffle was drawn and prizes distributed. The meeting concluded at 3.15pm and afternoon tea was served. Next meeting on 21st October, the speaker will be Janet Wainscott who has written a book after caring for her mother with dementia.

Mid Canterbury Ladies Probus Club President Jean welcomed members to the September meeting of the Mid Canterbury Ladies Probus Club held recently. After the National Anthem was sung, a new member, Elizabeth was inducted into the Club. Trip Convenor Avis told of two trips being planned for the next few months, the raffle was drawn and member Ann read from her Little Book of Words. After morning tea Janice introduced Michael Hanrahan, Curator at the Ashburton Museum who told of his hobby of collecting whistles. The Museum has a Collectors Corner which is changed every month and his whistles have featured there. He has approximately 800 whis-

the Ladies yesterday with also a great turnout.   We played triples and the winners were Wendy Watson,  Verna Hastie, and new member  Millie.   Well done.   Friday Triples this Friday,  Saturday &

Sunday the Sponsored Tournament for our Sandra.   If you are playing have a good one and if you are not playing just come along anyhow and enjoy the day.   Let the games begin!  Go Team NZ.

tles and they are made of wood, pottery, plastic or metal. He sources these whistles over the Internet or in antique shops and believes that pottery whistles make the nicest sound. Some of the whistles are from Peru or Eastern Europe, and they have many different uses – warnings, orchestras and farming being a few. He showed reed whistles, military and police type whistles and whistles that play a tune. They are also used for advertising, but his favourite is a train and railway station whistle, but there is also a cat and fish, baby in a shoe, cow and calf, duck, cat chasing a bird in a cage and so on. He has a whistle from Argentina that was hand made from a bullet. Michael also told us of the whistle which is used to catch the haggis in Scotland. He also has the World’s loudest whistle, but did not blow this one for the members. It is a fascinating collection, and most members did not realize there could be so many different types of whistles. Michael was thanked for his talk by Val. President Jean reminded members of the movie and coffee mornings, then closed the meeting with the Thought for the Day – “You will never grow old while there is love in your heart.”

was Anthea Copland. Results of the monthly competition were: Decorative: 1st D Simpson 2nd M Hanrahan 3rd G Schat Flower of the month: 1st C Tyson 2nd F Howard 3rd D Simpson and G Schat Bloom under 5 cm: 1st P Dolan 2nd M Cutforth 3rde C Hurst Bloom over 5 cm: 1st P Dolan 2nd M Hanrahan and B Kingsbury Flowering Shrub: 1st P Smith 2nd M Hanrahan 3rd M Cutforth Spike: 1st D Simpson 2nd A Copland 3rd P Dolan Cluster 1st: P Dolan 2nd B Kingsbury 3rd T Molloy Produce: 1st D Simpson 2nd T Molloy 3rd P Dolan There was a sales table this time with a wide variety of items for sale and the spuds for our “Spud in a Bucket” Completion were also handed out. The Hint of the Month was for Rhubarb. They are big feeders and always like a feed of sheep pellets or any animal manure spread around their base. June Cromie showed us examples of the photos she has taken of her flowers and hanging baskets and also an embroidery piece she had made from a photo taken from her previous garden. Our next get together is going to be a bus trip to Waimate on the 14th October which will feature a visit to three gardens and the knitwear factory. The trip will be hosted by the Waimate Garden Club as it is a reciprocal visit for when they came to us earlier in the year. The bus leaves the Rakaia Community Centre at 8.30am and we are expected to get back to Rakaia around 5 to 5.30pm. The cost at present will be $25 but may be subsidized when the final number of members attending is finalised. Please let Carmel know if you wish to join us but haven’t put your name down yet.

Rakaia Garden Club We had a great turnout for our August meeting which was also our Daffodil Show. 28 members attended and also some new faces. Luckily it was held the day before the “winds!!” wrecked gardens and uprooted trees so there was a huge turnout of daffodils for the show and spring flowers for the monthly competition. A day later and I doubt if there would have been many flowers still standing! The winner of the Best Daffodil was Pam Dolan and the winner for Most Points



■ Golf

Tinwald Golf Club Tuesday Ladies September 17 Stroke Round Barbara Harris 105-37-68, Maree Moore 107-36-71, Val Cartney 117-44-73, on C/B from Val Prendergast 107-34-73, Marilyn Bennett 90-16-74 on C/B from Joyce VanderHeide 93-22-74 on C/ B from Maureen Colville 97-23-74 on C/B from Karen King 102-28-74. Nearest The Pins: Sponsored by No. 6 Stables Family Restaurant Val Prendergast: No12. Hair by Mac & Maggie Phyl Ellis: No. 2 2nd Shot Dairy Business Centre Di Bell : No. 16: 2nd Shot Outdoor Adventure Mara Kennedy

Two’s Di Bell, & Val Prendergast 9 Hole Stroke Round Valda Johnston 33, Karen Young 39


■ Golf

Ashburton Golf Club Midweek September 24 Winifred Tucker Memorial Brooch Report 9.00am for multiple start 9.30am Bring and Buy in the clubhouse after play Draw Steward: Leigh Wackrow – 308 3790 Starters: Pauline Bell, Betsy Martin No 1 Tee 1st off D Engelbrecht, B Martin, E Langford 2nd off D Hinton, K Shaw, B Cameron

No 2 Tee 1st off C Trott, K Read, D Simmons No 7 Tee 1st off W Parr, T Cates, B Gregory No 9 Tee H Argyle, A Hunt, J Early No 10 Tee 1st off V Moore, R Bennett, F Matsinger 2nd off J Mitchell, L Wackrow, C Ness No 11 Tee 1st off, F Williamson, E Porter, K Green 2nd off P Bell, K Read, B Blair No 16 Tee B Turton, A Grant, K Robb No 18 Tee J Guilford, H Robertson, H Ward Nine Hole Men and Women’s Section 26 September - report 9:15am Mayfield wooden spoon challenge at Ashburton Nine Hole convenors - Carolyn King 308 7022, Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 September 21 - report 8.15am for 8.45am start Club Captain - Alison Grant 302 4635

Ashburton Golf Club September 21 The qualifying round for the Watson Cup 4BBB Matchplay competition will take place this Saturday, the top 16 pairs qualify. Starting Times: Morning report for 8.00am start; Afternoon report at 11.30am for a 12noon start. Starters: Morning: Garth Madden and Brian Edmondston Afternoon: Paddy Bradford and Brent Clarke Results: Steve Richards and Brian Hawkesby

Tinwald Golf Club Tuesday Ladies September 24 Centennial Trophy Starters K. McAuliffe & M. Smith: Cards D. Mitchell & D. Sharplin

Tea Duties: Morning P. Boon. Afternoon S. Young, D. Bell No. 1. 9.30a.m. V. Johnston V M. Sherriff – Referee A. Dwan No. 1 9.35a.m.: D. Sharplin, P. McAndrew, S. Young. 9.40a.m: J. Undy, B. Cochrane, S. Vucetich No. 4. 9.30a.m: B. Harris, M. Kennedy, M. Pawsey: 9.35a.m: K. King, V. Prendergast, D. Wellman No. 10 9.30a.m: C. Linney, M. Colville, P. Bell: 9.35a.m: B. O’Neill, C. Shanks, P. Ellis: No.13 : 9.30a.m.: M. Bennett, S. Lane, D. Bell: 9.35a.m: L. Bird, V. Cartney, T. O”Connell, B. Jackson. 9 Hole Players Stableford Round: No. 10 9.40a.m: K. Young, V. Hampton, G. Whipp: No. 17: 9.30a.m. J. Moorren, N. Costin, P. Gibson:


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ashburton Guardian 21

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting at Addington Raceway. Meeting Date: 19 Sep 2013. NZ Meeting number: 10. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12. 1 4.40pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C4, 295m 1 41242 Two Ways 17.30 ...............................B Shaw 2 11111 Mary Marlow 17.24 ......................... M Grant 3 87858 Campaigner 17.34 H & .......................Taylor 4 33553 Ringa Ding 17.50 ......................J McInerney 5 52564 Opawa No Ear nwtd J & ..................D Fahey 6 18457 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ........................C Roberts 7 84313 Wandy Gaylene 17.30....................G Cleeve 8 34256 Gotta Go Ace 17.48 ..................R Blackburn 9 58855 Botany Prancer 17.54 ...............J McInerney 10 66875 Marmalade Skies 17.43 ....................J Dunn 2 5.00pm (NZT) HAMPDEN TAVERN DASH C4, 295m 1 53262 Wandy Chick 17.36 ........................G Cleeve 2 22142 Batiatus 17.34 ...........................R Blackburn 3 71788 Opawa Rufus 17.34 S &..................B Evans 4 24487 Pick The Tip 17.11 .......................... D Voyce 5 32458 Pure And Special 17.25 .................. M Grant 6 74257 Zebidiah 17.02 J & ..........................D Fahey 7 74345 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney 8 x578x Flip The Dice 17.23 .................. A Botherway 9 58746 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 10 77784 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 3 5.23pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK STAKES C3, 520m


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11261 Cool Bear nwtd ............................... M Grant 31844 Popstar Rocket 30.57 ........................M Flipp 12325 Girl Racer 30.42 H & ...........................Taylor 74151 Noisy Leo 30.73 ........................J McInerney 11685 Axel Grinder 30.46 ................... A Botherway 12411 Caboul 30.24 J & ............................D Fahey x3236 Know Spunk 30.25 .........................G Cleeve 42322 Ohoka Frenchi 30.69.................... L Waretini 34563 Alisaray 30.59 .............................. L Waretini 55526 Rocky Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 4 5.55pm FLAIR LIGHTNING SPRINT HEAT 1 C5q, 295m 1 12388 Homebush Churro 17.35...........J McInerney 2 57x37 Know Rival 17.22 ...........................G Cleeve 3 46531 Wandy Boiler 17.33 ........................G Cleeve 4 17672 Ate Pizza 17.18 ................................B Shaw 5 81616 Dixie Lee 17.00 .........................R Blackburn 6 33515 Drysdale 17.17 ....................................A Lee 7 33331 Pearl’s Boy 17.19 ...........................G Cleeve 8 52726 Mr. Whippy 17.19 W & ....................... Nissen 9 73858 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 5 6.25pm FLAIR LIGHTNING SPRINT HEAT 2 C5q, 295m 1 33757 Etched In Stone 17.25 ..............R Blackburn 2 31711 Damarjo 17.30 H & .............................Taylor 3 81511 Princely Dollar 17.38 .................J McInerney 4 14363 Know Jealousy 17.29 .....................G Cleeve 5 28356 Homebush Sarge 17.35 ............J McInerney 6 64167 Wandy Geno 17.27 ........................G Cleeve

7 56331 Wandy Devil 17.36 .......................... M Grant 8 12312 More Better 16.99 W &...................... Nissen 9 73858 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 6 6.58pm FLAIR LIGHTNING SPRINT HEAT 3 C5q, 295m 1 26234 Callahan 17.26 .............................M Roberts 2 61538 Go Housie 17.09 ............................G Cleeve 3 14342 Nippa Mary 17.09......................J McInerney 4 17364 Rodriguez 17.19..................................A Lee 5 12118 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 6 81823 Bellwave 17.20 W & .......................... Nissen 7 63361 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 8 41148 Dynamic Black 17.46 A &...................Seque 9 73858 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 7 7.26pm FLAIR LIGHTNING SPRINT HEAT 4 C5q, 295m 1 24552 Homebush Helen 17.18 ............J McInerney 2 52724 Know Advantage 17.04 ..................G Cleeve 3 64566 Not A Know 17.22 ........................A Waretini 4 43513 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 5 6818x Wandy Hallee 17.29 .......................G Cleeve 6 1214x Follow Fame nwtd .............................M Flipp 7 63262 Butterbean 17.29 M & .....................P Binnie 8 42448 Starburst Blanch 17.26 ................... M Grant 9 73858 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 8 7.55pm KOLORFUL KANVAS CHRISTCHURCH CLASSIC FINAL R/Af, 520m 1 11111 Thrilling Giggle 30.25 ...................... K Walsh

2 31112 Palucka 30.47 J & ...........................D Fahey 3 x3424 False Notion 30.54 J & ....................D Fahey 4 12431 Opawa Stretch 30.33 J & ................D Fahey 5 11312 Thrilling Brave nwtd......................... K Walsh 6 45324 Girl Pride 31.54 A & ...........................Seque 7 12713 Carat’s Prince 30.62 J & .................D Fahey 8 18213 Mr. Jimmy 30.81 A & ..........................Seque 9 52185 Mega Girl 30.55 A &...........................Seque 10 22535 Team Dream nwtd C & ....................... Fagan 9 8.25pm 2013 KINGSTON CUP FINAL C2df, 732m 1 74441 Jinja Power 43.71 J & .....................D Fahey 2 54x74 Know Revenge 43.47 .....................G Cleeve 3 11162 Thrilling Brat 43.34 .......................... K Walsh 4 44334 Know Peril 44.39 ............................G Cleeve 5 32111 Osti’s Pursuit 43.68 ...........................C Hore 6 42132 Retaliate First nwtd F &..................Turnwald 7 14253 Bigtime Kelina nwtd..........................B Shaw 8 21613 Unshaken nwtd J & .........................D Fahey 9 44315 Thrilling Marty nwtd......................... K Walsh 10 17665 Bob’s Eye nwtd .........................J McInerney 10 8.55pm I PAVE CONCRETE STAKES C4, 520m 1 557x3 Flying Moe 30.56 .............................B Shaw 2 86768 Opawa Midnight 30.66 S & .............B Evans 3 23327 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn 4 31722 Starburst Clemmy 30.86 ................. M Grant 5 54425 Homebush Violet 30.41 .............J McInerney 6 55525 Take A Trick 30.62 .............................M Flipp 7 36347 Stolen Money 30.24 .......................G Cleeve 8 62281 Red Typhoon 30.56 ......................... M Grant

Rangiora harness Today at Addington Raceway

Rangiora Harness Racing Club meeting at Addington Raceway on 19 Sep. NZ Meeting number: 20. 1 7.12pm (NZT) ALLWOOD TREES MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 1950m 1 1x211 Offtocullect (1) fr ...........................B Orange 2 36747 Flyin Frances (2) fr ............................J Dunn 3 36443 Vertical Four (3) fr ............................J Curtin 4 527x1 Big Is Good (4) fr.............................. D Dunn 5 00x77 Hannah Jaye (5) fr ......................... K Barron 6 2P614 Crackapaca (6) fr .............................P Davis 2 7.40pm ROYAL ASPIRATIONS - RANGIORA HORSE OF THE YEAR TROT $6500, 4yo+ 1 win trot jun.d, stand, 2600m 1 32251 Xmas Joy Belle (1) fr ................. T Bagrie (J) 2 8100 Stylish Command (2) fr ................A Veint (J)

3 50953 Danke (3) fr ...........................J Anderson (J) 4 80974 Gold Harmony (4) fr ................ S Golding (J) 5 327x0 Aile Rouge (5) fr ...................M Anderson (J) 6 x8090 Continental Halo (6) fr ........... J Markham (J) 7 24324 Anonymiss (7) fr ......................... S Ottley (J) 8 52807 Gunsight Pass (U1) fr.................... K Cox (J) 9 00x1 Princess Sophia (U2) fr ................. K Butt (J) 10 0x921 Fancy Pants (U3) fr .................... R Close (J) 11 01633 Chiola Belle (U4) fr............. B Williamson (J) 12 24085 Dragon Lady (U5) fr ................B Thomas (J) 13 0x48x Hubie Hudson (U6) fr .................J Trainor (J) 3 8.10pm PETER RENNELL MEMORIAL HANDICAP PACE $9000, 4yo+ 4 to 7 wins discrhcp pace, stand, 2600m 1 64111 Helena Jet (1) fr ................................. R May

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1310x Greenburn Creek (2) fr....................... D Butt 69158 Rome’s Burning (3) fr ....................... D Dunn 11x82 Cam Before The Storm (4) fr...... S Ottley (J) 03091 Fair Dinkum Bromac (5) fr .............B Orange 50570 Lake View fr.................................. Scratched 59867 Givethejobtobarnsy (1) 10............J Versteeg 2631x Elusive Chick (1) 20 ............................A Butt 33149 Chechnya (2) 20..........................N McGrath 11107 Copy My Past (3) 20 .................. R Close (J) 4 8.40pm AUTOLOAN COMPANY MOBILE PACE $6500, 4yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2600m 1 06x38 Singer Su (1) fr............................. P Wakelin 2 Ireby Owen (2) fr ......................... G A Payne 3 06 The Big Bite (3) fr ........................C DeFilippi 4 9 Best Jet (4) fr ............................ T Bagrie (J) 5 7 Fulham Flyer (5) fr.........................R Holmes

6 38246 Blytheburn (6) fr ...................... C D Thornley 7 65x42 Bettor Fella (7) fr ...................J Anderson (J) 8 98 Independent Anvil (8) fr.................. K Barron 9 06x Lady Lindenny (9) fr ......................... D Dunn 5 9.10pm GARRY THOMPSON’S BIRTHDAY HANDICAP TROT $9000, 5yo+ 4 or more wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2600m 1 25352 Mamselle (1) fr ................................M Jones 2 18185 Whata Gamble (2) fr ................ S Smolenski 3 25326 Pammys Boy (3) fr..................... M Edmonds 4 13787 Blackjacky (1) 10 ....................... T Bagrie (J) 5 25463 Live The Dream (2) 10 .......................R May 6 58x68 King Of Strathfield (1) 20 G O’ .............Reilly 7 29227 Uncas (2) 20 ...........................B Thomas (J) 8 5350x Leighton Hest (1) 30 ........................ D Dunn

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9 16348 Celestrial Magic 30.27 J & ..............D Fahey 10 x5458 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 11 9.25pm DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY STAKES C5, 520m 1 51255 Raw Energy 29.96 ....................J McInerney 2 43526 No Undies Sundy 30.39 ............J McInerney 3 11313 Russell Hart 30.24 ....................J McInerney 4 32434 Know Class 30.12 ..........................G Cleeve 5 21511 Zarishel 30.35 H & ..............................Taylor 6 71342 Cawbourne Philip 30.34 ............J McInerney 7 55435 Banbit 30.57 .....................................B Shaw 8 74261 Indi’s Grace 30.20 ........................... M Grant 9 64157 Opawa Swede 30.02 J &.................D Fahey 10 16676 Ultimate Dream 29.93 ...............A Bradshaw 12 9.55pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 43237 Trans Tasman 17.23 ..................R Blackburn 2 43224 Just A Mate 17.21 .....................J McInerney 3 56543 Opawa Legs 17.42 .......................M Roberts 4 11314 Attack Wide 17.23 ..........................G Cleeve 5 62828 Smash Amy 17.19........................... M Grant 6 85576 Tepirita Rita 17.43 ............................B Shaw 7 42286 Memphis Hotcakes 17.38..................M Flipp 8 17778 Know Trust 17.23 ...........................G Cleeve 9 47467 Sting Me 17.12 ................................ M Grant 10 88577 Rule Judge Judy 17.47 J & ....................May LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track - APNZ


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Sport 22 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, September 19, 2013


In brief Marks promoted

Youngsters fly flag at nationals

Former Tall Black Sean Marks has continued his rapid rise through the San Antonio Spurs organisation, being named an assistant coach for the forthcoming NBA season. Marks has worked in a number of roles for the Spurs since retiring from basketball in 2011 and will reportedly sit on the bench next season as coach Tony Popovic’s assistant. The 38-year-old suited up for six NBA teams over 11 seasons in his playing career, winning a championship with the Spurs in 2005 before eventually joining the franchise’s front office.

By Myles HuMe

Four Mid Canterbury youngsters have been selected in what Canterbury Primary Schools cross country team coach Paul Norton claims is the hardest team to be chosen for. Mount Hutt College’s Josh Sheriden, Year 7, Ben Baker, Year 7, Longbeach School’s Jenna Borthwick, Year 5, and Ashburton Intermediate’s Matthew Clough, Year 8, have been selected in the 86-strong primary cross country team to represent the region at the upcoming Inter Regional Cross Country championships to be held Brightwater, near Nelson. Norton has been preparing his squad for the event to be held next Wednesday as they vie for the Phil Costley Shield, but admits it has been a long journey for the youngsters to get where they are today. “I think it is the hardest Canterbury rep team to make, because every single child starts out doing cross country . . . it’s estimated 70,000-80,000 compete, that’s way more than rugby or football rep teams,” he said. After featuring in their individual school races, the Mid Canterbury quad then had to show their worth in the Ashburton County championships where they were then given entry to the Canterbury champs. After finishing highly in their respective grades they were then selected for the Canterbury Primary Schools cross country squad. Norton said the squad would take on teams from across the country, but had Wellington in their sights after sharing the title with the North Island team last year. “I think our strongest group will be our Year 8 girls, they have the New Zealand cross country champ in there and some really strong runners,” Norton said.

Aussie rich list He might have spent most of the last NBA season sitting courtside, yet Andrew Bogut is Australia’s equal-richest athlete aged 40 or under. The mammoth basketballer joined soccer star Harry Kewell at No.36 on this year’s BRW Young Rich list - the highest of any other Australian sportsperson with an estimated wealth of $50 million. Bogut is in his final year of his five-year, $US60 million ($A65.15 million) contract with the Golden State Warriors. Despite missing 50 of 82 games during the regular season due to an ankle injury, the 28-year-old Victorian added $10 million to his worth in the past 12 months. - AP

Diamonds desperate Coach Lisa Alexander says her Australian team will treat the second netball Test against New Zealand like a gold medal match and must set the pace as they attempt to level the series. The Diamonds went down 55-51 to the Silver Ferns in the opening clash of the five-match Constellation Cup in Invercargill on Sunday. Alexander is desperate to square things up with victory in Auckland on Thursday, before returning to Australia for the remaining three Tests in Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra. “This game is like a gold medal match for us, we have to win it and get back into the winning mentality,” she said.

Phoenix signing Josh Sheridan strides out on a training run, preparing for the inter-regional cross country championships in Nelson.


Fans hope today may be the day For Kiwi fans it has felt like the never-ending regatta, but today, everything going to plan, could be the day. After Team New Zealand’s dominant start to the America’s Cup match it looked as though they would make short work of Oracle Team USA. But a stunning resurgence from the Cup defenders, combined with lay days and untimely weather delays has seen the finals series drag on longer than initially thought. Return flights home are starting to become a concern for Kiwi fans, who are worried they could miss out on witnessing a

famous New Zealand sporting moment if Emirates Team NZ can pull it off. After yesterday’s races were called off due to high winds on San Francisco Bay, there will be racing every day from here on in (weather dependant) until there is a result. That means for Team NZ every race day looms as a potentially historic day for the syndicate and New Zealand sport. For the sake of frayed nerves, the sooner the better around about 10am this morning would be perfect. While the New Zealand public might have been guilty of

getting a little ahead of themselves when it comes to planning their celebrations, Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said he has not allowed his mind to drift to the possibility of lifting the Auld Mug. At 7-1 up in the match you would think the team would be afforded the luxury of comfort in the series, but Barker refuses to stray from the “one race at a time” philosophy he has preached throughout the regatta. “You can’t start heaping more pressure on any one particular race, you’ve got to approach every one the same, knowing

you’ve got to be as error-free as possible,” said Barker. “[Lifting the Cup] is about the furtherest thing from my mind to be honest. It’s very much about trying to win two more races. We know it’s going to be a battle for every point. We know statistics are on our side, but we have to go out there and earn each point as they come and we have to work very, very hard for those points.” It’s not a line that is going to capture the headlines like Barker’s tough-talking opposite Jimmy Spithill, who delivers bold statements day after day at the post-race press conferences.

Ernie Merrick added another young recruit to his Wellington Phoenix roster yesterday with the signing of Queenslander Josh BrindellSouth on a one-year contract. Brindell-South, 20, becomes the seventh player aged 20 or under in the Phoenix squad, and the fullback is still coming to terms with the fact he is starting a professional career. He played through a groin strain, he was so keen to impress. - APNZ

Southland wins Southland is back on track for 2013 with a 33-25 away win over Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup. The win has seen them leap from the bottom of the championship to third place - at least temporarily - but it was a game which featured two massive turnarounds. The Stags lead the game 13-6 after half an hour. By halftime Bay of Plenty were in front 19-13. After an hour the home side were up 25-13 and then Southland struck back with two tries in as many minutes to Elliot Dixon and Marty McKenzie to lead 27-25. - APNZ


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Power lifter shifts focus By GaBrielle Stuart

Barely five foot tall, Tania Pitt-Guthrie’s giant-sized helping of energy and determination saw her take away the title of Ms Physique at the South Island bodybuilding championship, a win that has earned her a place at nationals next month. The South Island champs was the Ashburton woman’s first major bodybuilding competition, and she was up against some far more experienced contenders. “There were 490 people watching, so it was pretty nerve-wracking up there on stage! But it was an absolutely amazing

feeling to get that trophy.” With less than a month until she will compete for the national bodybuilding title in Auckland, the South Island win isn’t shifting her iron focus. “They’re looking for muscle definition and symmetry all over, so as well as training every day it takes a lot of cardio and consistent diet. You’re expecting a lot from your body.” Coming from a background in competitive international power lifting, she is no stranger to hard training. The mother of two earned a place in the power lifting world championships within two years of taking up the sport, and went on to

win multiple international powerlifting titles and set several records. After nationals she is looking forward to having a drink with her friends and some down time, but it’s not likely she will settle back for long. The bodybuilding world title of Ms Universe is the ultimate goal, and although she admits that it would take years of dedication to reach that level, her rocket-fueled power lifting career proves she has plenty of the determination needed to succeed. Right: Personal trainer Tania PittGuthrie is back at work after her bodybuilding title win.


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ean Barker is well on his way to becoming the new Buck Shelford. No, he’ll never get near Richie status, that man is sort of in a competition all of his own that no-one else can even enter, perched on a pedestal so high its approaching the stratosphere. But with this week’s antics on the water, Barker may well have Buck in his sights as the new Zealander doing things in the sporting arena that transcend him to somewhere way above the normal sporting hero, and to be sure we do have a bucketload of genuine contenders for that title. That neat trick of getting the boat to go up at a 45 degree angle, having so many New Zealanders glued to their tellies leaning over that the country may well have tipped a bit itself (obviously Barker watched James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever in his youth) will go

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down in Kiwi sporting history as one of those Moments that will be remembered forever. In an interview straight after the race he was the epitome of calm, cool and collected. If the skipper had removed his fancy space-age blacksuit top, he would surely have revealed Piri Weepu’s T-shirt, the one that says “I’ve got this.” Barker has come a very long way since he was a fresh-faced youngster daring to challenge the big boys of world yachting, a precocious, silver-spooned pretty-boy who in the eyes of many (like me) was engaged in a lifestyle that involved swanning around the world having a great time doing exactly what

he wanted, at a massive expense to the taxpayers (like me). But he’s done the hard yards, and suffered some seriously embarrassing defeats on the journey. Remember Valencia? Barker looked just a wee bit gutted when he lost that last race to Alinghi by a mere second, and wore a lot of criticism for cracking under pressure in that campaign. No more. He may have become skipper of New Zealand’s America’s Cup campaigns by

default, when Russell Coutts defected to the enemy, but he’s proved repeatedly that he doesn’t need the backing of daddy’s millions anymore, he’s where he is purely on merit. It’s just a pity that the whole shebang is forever overshadowed by a phalanx of highpriced lawyers dangerously wielding their briefcases as they launch themselves into yet another interminable courtroom drama. Buck may have led his troops into hand-to-hand combat (sor-

ry, rugby) against the dastardly French, torn scrotum and all, but these guys on the water aren’t out for a Sunday sail any more either. Just ask the family of Artemis’ Andrew Simpson, who happily went off to win the America’s Cup, but isn’t coming home at all. A national referendum may be required to confirm that Barker is approaching Buck-like status, and he probably wouldn’t quite make it, but he just might be getting close. Oh, and enjoy the fantastic spectacle these super-boats are providing, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever see them racing again. Whoever wins the prized Cup decides the format for the next round, but the economics of building and racing the AC72s are completely unsustainable, and that’s even for multizillionaire Oracle owner Larry Ellison.


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Friday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am for 10.00am start ASHBURTON COUNTY LADY VETERANS GOLF CLUB. June Withell Trophy, Tinwald Golf Club, Frasers Road.

today in the Ashburton township areas and Methven. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock Street.

9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street Tinwald. 10.00am AGE CONCERN. New insurance rules, changes to the way we insure our houses. Open to all members of the public, gold coin donation. Senior Centre, 206 Cameron Street, Ashburton.

10.00am HINDS GARDEN CIRCLE. Posy making for rest homes, followed by lunch at Stables. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD. Friendship day, exhibition open until Sunday 22nd. Sinclair Centre, Cameron Street. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s Gold Rush Panels. Main Street, Methven.

10.30am MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. Newcomers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Restaurant, Moore Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road.

10.00am 50+ Speaker: New insurance rules! changes to the way we insure our homes. Senior Centre, 206 Cameron Street.

10.00am ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD. Inspired to stitch - local embroiderers exhibition. Ashburton Art Gallery. Baring Square East.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s gold Rush Panels. Main Street, Methven.

10.30am ASHBURTON PARENTS CENTRE. Playgroup, all welcome, free. Netherby shopping Centre, Chalmers Avenue.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 2.00pm ASHBURTON GARDEN CLUB. Meeting in the Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm R.S.A. Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton.

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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Today’s Full Moon in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart will help keep things in perspective, allowing you to trust your gut. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) You have an intuitive sense of timing, a read on people and situations at the same time that fate is working to put you in the right place at the right time. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Today’s Full Moon in your career sector is likely to bring things to a head, providing the right leverage just as the past and future come together. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) With a sense of romance and playfulness in the air and the confidence to follow your heart, a dose of wanderlust kicks in at the perfect time. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) While today’s Full Moon might bring financial matters to a head you’ll find motivation and a welcome push for both income and money matters. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) The timing of today’s Full Moon in your relationship sector couldn’t be better, falling in an auspicious day for communication matters. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) The way you see things on the work and income fronts might never be on the same page, suddenly aware of how many options you have. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) A new sense of what’s possible on the personal, romantic and relationship fronts has you unwilling to settle for less. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Today’s Full Moon in your home and family sector may create some work/life balance tension, but see this as the helpful wakeup call that it is. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Today’s Full Moon falls in your communication sector, on what is an auspicious day for both friendship and relationship building. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) A case of good timing sees both income and career matters come to a head at the same time, with a chance to grab any opportunities this might trigger. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Today’s Full Moon in your sign gives you a chance to look back at the journey so far and forward to the second half and what needs to be revised.

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A few showers, mainly north of Banks Peninsula. Southwesterlies developing.

Showers about the divide, and a few spreading further east north of the Rakaia River, snow above 1900 metres. Fine with high cloud elsewhere. Northwesterlies, dying out at lower levels.

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6am Breakfast America’s Cup Special Races 11 and 12 between Oracle US and Emirates Team New Zealand, from San Francisco Bay. 10am Good Morning 11am House Gift Three interior-design experts visit an ordinary home and compete to find a house gift that will win a permanent place in the heart of the household. 0 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Charity thinks Debbie’s plan is risky; David is troubled; Cain is worried. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me Australia PGR 3 2pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3pm Ellen 0 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Masterchef Australia 3 0 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street PGR Will Sophie confess her feelings for Amber? Nick’s new love causes conflict; Lloyd gets another kick while he is down. 0 8:30 Packed to the Rafters PGR 0 9:30 Gavin and Stacey PGR 0 10:05 Vicious AO 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 6:55 Fish Hooks 3 0 7:25 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 7:50 Slugterra 0 8:20 Franklin 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 Noon Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Melissa And Joey 3 0 3:30 Penguins Of Madagascar 0 4pm Mako Mermaids 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street TK and Sarah struggle to cope; Bella gets ambitious; Chris brings in new blood. 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 A family is caught trying to break into a police station; a fleeing driver causes a serious accident. 0 8pm Street Hospital PGR 0 8:30 Arrow AO 0 9:30 20/20 0 10:30 Nikita AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 1pm Dr Phil AO A woman claims the father of her three children started sexually abusing her when she was a child. 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Oz tests new health trends to find out what works and what does not. 3pm Top Chef – All Stars PGR 3 4pm Rachael Ray Pop group 98 Degrees performs its latest hit. 5pm Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals 3 Jamie makes seared Asian tuna, coconut rice, and jiggy-jiggy greens; and ricotta fritters, tomato sauce, and courgette salad. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 F Grand Designs Revisited 3 Kevin returns to see if Andrew Tate and Deborah Mill’s water-tower conversion has happened, and if their dream home has worked out as they envisaged. 0 8:30 The Almighty Johnsons AO Today is the day everything changes. 0 9:30 Bones AO 3 0 10:30 Nightline

11:05 Tagata Pasifika 11:55 America’s Cup Highlights of Races 11 and 12 from San Francisco Bay. 0 12:40 The Zoo – This Is Your Life 30 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 Police Ten 7 3 0 Midnight Rizzoli And Isles AO 0 12:55 Renters PGR 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:30 Off The Map AO 3 0 3:20 Haven AO 3 0 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials

11:10 Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. 11:40 Medium AO 0 12:40 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am My Kitchen 8:30 Attrell’s Antiques Apprentices 9am Food Safari 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am American Restoration 11:30 The Boat That Guy Built Noon Celebrity DIY 12:30 Where The Wild Men Are 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 32 Brinkburn Street 3:30 Attrell’s Antique Apprentices 4pm Taste 5pm The Home Show 6pm My Kitchen 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm Auction Room 7:30 Escape To River Cottage 8:05 Paul Hollywood’s Bread 8:50 Gourmet Farmer 9:20 Food Safari 9:55 Sicily With Aldo And Enzo AO 10:35 Woodley AO 11pm Auction Room 11:30 32 Brinkburn Street


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Attrell’s Antiques Apprentices 1:30 Woodley AO 2am Taste 3am The Home Show 4am My Kitchen 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Paul Hollywood’s Bread 5:30 Sicily With Aldo And Enzo

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 8am Casper Scare School 3 8:30 Chuggington Badge Quest 8:40 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 3 8:50 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Tree Fu Tom 9:55 Humf 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 6:30 Futurama 3



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors 1pm The Jeff Probst Show PGR 2pm Conviction Kitchen 3 At a final dinner, surrounded by the trainees’ families, chef Ian Curley announces which two will be given a fresh start and permanent jobs with him. 3pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 3:30 Getaway 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat

The Simpsons PGR 3 0 Family Guy PGR 3 American Dad PGR 3 Family Guy AO 3 Bob’s Burgers PGR (Starting Today) 3 When the children hunt for treasure in an abandoned toffee factory, Bob and Linda must find them before the factory’s scheduled demolition. 9:25 South Park AO 3 9:55 Cops AO 3 10:25 Against the Wall AO 3

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Best of Man v Wild PGR 3 8:30 Death in Paradise PGR When a woman not only predicts her own murder, but also gives a description of the murderer, it all feels too easy for DI Richard Poole. 9:40 Netball – International (Delayed) New Zealand Silver Ferns v Australian Diamonds – Test Two. From Vector Arena in Auckland.

11:20 Excused AO Dating show in which singles looking for love try to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11:45 Infomercials

11:10 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:10 Home Shopping 1:40 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 2:10 Home Shopping

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MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Korero Mai 3 2 3pm Warrant Of Fitness 3 3:30 Mythic Warriors – Guardians Of The Legend 3 4pm Pukoro 2 4:30 Pukana Ka Pao 3 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3



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6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs PG Road-Kill Cleaners. 7:30 American Guns M 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG Birds in a Truck. 10:30 American Guns M 11:30 Deadliest Catch PG 12:30 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M 1pm I Married A Mobster M 1:30 Scorned – Love Kills M 2:30 Sons Of Guns M 3:30 American Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG Walking On Water. 6:30 American Guns M 7:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 8:30 Backyard Oil PG Game of Possum. 9pm Auction Kings PG 9:30 Forbidden M Crazy Love. 10:30 Blood Relatives M Home Wrecker. 11:30 Disappeared M

6:30 Goodnight For Justice PGV 2011 Western. Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist. 8am The Three Musketeers MV 2011 Adventure. Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen. 9:50 The Ides Of March MLS 2011 Drama. George Clooney, Ryan Gosling. 11:35 Friends With Kids MLS 2011 Comedy. Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt. 1:20 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. 2:50 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. 4:20 The Rum Diary MVLS 2011 Drama. 6:20 Real Steel MV 2011 Action. 8:30 The Campaign 16VLS 2012 Comedy. 10pm Ghost Rider – Spirit Of Vengeance MVL 2011 Action Fantasy. 11:35 The Pool Boys 16LS 2011 Comedy.

7:05 High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd. 9am Seed Of Chucky 16VL 2004 Horror. Jennifer Tilly, voice of Brad Dourif. 10:25 Interview With The Vampire 16V 1994 Horror. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas. 12:25 The Sweetest Thing 16LS 2002 Romantic Comedy. Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair. 1:50 Seed Of Chucky 16VL 2004 Horror. Jennifer Tilly, voice of Brad Dourif. 3:15 Ghost Rider MV 2007 Action. Nicolas Cage, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes. 5:05 Wimbledon MLS 2004 Romantic Comedy. Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill. 6:45 Lara Croft – Tomb Raider MV 2001 Action Adventure. 8:30 Schindler’s List MVL 1993 Drama. 11:45 The Usual Suspects 18VL 1995 Thriller.

12:45 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 1:50 24 MVLS 2:40 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:30 My Name Is Earl PG 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

12:30 American Guns M 1:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 2:30 Backyard Oil PG 3am Auction Kings PG 3:30 Forbidden M 4:30 Man v Wild PG 5:30 Auction Kings PG

1:05 The Darkroom 16VL 2006 Horror. 2:30 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. 4am The Pool Boys 16LS 2011 Comedy. 5:30 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama.

1:30 Wimbledon MLS 2004 Romantic Comedy. 3:05 Lara Croft – Tomb Raider MV 2001 Action Adventure. 4:45 The Usual Suspects 18VL 1995 Thriller.




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11:30 Mixed Martial Arts – UFC Countdown 12:30 L Golf – European PGA Tour Italian Open – Round One. From Torino Golf Club in Italy. 4:30 Inside The PGA Tour 5am L Golf – US PGA Tour Tour Championship – Round One.

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 N Survive Aotearoa PGR Two men are horseback hunting up the Whanganui River, when they become stranded, far apart, in uncompromising terrain. 8:30 Code 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa AO 10pm Head 2 Head PGR 10:30 Beneath The Maori Moon 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 My Name Is Earl PG 8:35 My Name Is Earl PG 9am 24 MVLS 9:50 Law And Order MV 10:45 CSI – Miami MV 11:40 NCIS MV 12:35 SVU MV 1:25 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:20 My Name Is Earl PG 2:45 My Name Is Earl PG 3:10 24 MVLS 4pm Hardcore Pawn PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Law And Order MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PG 7:30 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 8:35 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 9:45 SVU MV 10:45 Law And Order MV 11:40 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS


6am Cricket – Champions League Twenty20 (Replay) Otago Volts v Kandurata Maroons. 9:30 Multisport – ITU London Magazine 10:30 Golf Central 11:30 Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. Noon Rugby – International (Replay) New Zealand v South Africa. 2pm The Ultimate Fighter 3pm Golf – Asian Tour (Highlights) Yeandger Tournament Players’ Championship. 4pm Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Bay of Plenty v Southland. From ASB Stadium at Bay Park in Tauranga. 6pm Total Rugby 6:30 Heartland Rugby The provinces battle it out for the Meads and Lochore Cups. 7:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Auckland v Northland. From Eden Park in Auckland. 9:30 The Ultimate Fighter For the first time ever, women will compete on the Ultimate Fighter as 16 bantamweights battle to get into the house. They will be joined by 16 male bantamweights also fighting for a spot to win the Ultimate Fighter. 10:30 Hammerhead Nemesis


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6am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Bay of Plenty v Southland. From ASB Stadium at Bay Park in Tauranga. 8am Deaker On Sport (Replay) Murray Deaker and guests discuss the week’s sporting issues. 9am M7 Multisport TV Lighthouse to Leighton. 9:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Bay of Plenty v Southland. From ASB Stadium at Bay Park in Tauranga. 11:30 Re:Union (Replay) An analytical look at the weekend’s rugby matches with reviews, previews and interviews. 12:30 Deaker On Sport (Replay) Murray Deaker and guests discuss the week’s sporting issues. 1:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship (Replay) Sandown 500. 3:30 Sky Sport – What’s On A look at what is coming up on the sports channels over the next week. 4pm Cricket – Champions League Twenty20 (Highlights) Otago Volts v Kandurata Maroons. From Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India. 5pm Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. 5:30 Inside The PGA Tour 6pm Deaker On Sport (Replay) 7pm Cricket – Champions League Twenty20 (Replay) Otago Volts v SLC Replay. From Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India. 10:30 L NRL Footy Show


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Sport Ko keen to chase gold Lydia Ko has a few decisions to make around her professional career but one thing is clear - she wants to win Olympic gold in Rio in 2016. The 16-year-old, who has risen to fifth in the world rankings even though she’s still an amateur, returned home yesterday to start a two-month hiatus from golf to focus on her schoolwork and contemplate when to turn professional. She finished second in her last tournament, the Evian Championship in France, and said, “the next time you see me I may be a pro” but yesterday Ko was more circumspect. She has some invitations to play tournaments after her exams finish at the end of November but is undecided about her next move. “I haven’t said yes or no at the moment because I am going to concentrate on my studies,” said Ko, who will return to school tomorrow today at Pinehurst School on Auckland’s North Shore. She’s more clearcut on her Olympic ambitions, especially as golf will be included on the 2016 programme for the first time since 1904. “I met [Olympic rower] Mahe Drysdale at the NZPGA and I was like, ‘wow, a gold medallist’,” she said. “If I get to be the gold medallist, it would be even bigger knowing I have done a huge thing like Mahe has.” - APNZ


Safety first for All Blacks on tour The All Blacks leave for their most difficult stage of the Rugby Championship on Saturday and will be reminded of the need to be vigilant about their safety in Buenos Aires and Johannesburg. Their first assignment is a trip from Auckland to the Argentine capital via a short stopover in Santiago, Chile - a necessary stop for a commercial flight which they avoided last year due to a direct charter.

The 28-player team will quickly become aware of the security arrangements once they eventually land in Buenos Aires - a police escort which is likely to surprise and delight the team in equal measure. Escorting them to the hotel in central Buenos Aires will be a group of riot police in body armour. They will be on motorbikes, two to a machine, the passenger likely to be holding a

snub-nosed tear gas firearm at the ready. He will also be armed with a pistol and a rubber baton - the latter to use on vehicles which find themselves in the way. Last year on the All Blacks’ first away Rugby Championship trip to Argentina, the police turned out in force to escort the team to trainings at a private school on the outskirts of the city and to and from the

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airport. However, they outdid themselves on match day in a dramatic escort to and from the stadium at La Plata. “I think I counted 35 police motorbikes taking us to the ground for the game, which is the most I’ve ever seen,” All Blacks manager Darren Shand said yesterday. The show of force is designed to both intimidate any wouldbe criminals and clear a path

through traffic, but it is when the players are left to their own devices that any trouble is likely to come. Last year, on the day the All Blacks were leaving Buenos Aires after their 54-15 victory, New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Mike Eagle and director Gerard van Tilborg were mugged by two men who stole van Tilborg’s Rolex watch and escaped on a motorbike. - APNZ

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