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Golf club pays tribute By Adam Burns

After 125 years, a cornerstone of Mid Canterbury golf has paid tribute to its longevity. Some disconcerting drizzle did not prevent the Ashburton Golf Club in marking its 125th anniversary yesterday. The club unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion before dozens of players took to the course in the afternoon. The club’s official anniversary was brought up on Saturday. About 60 golfers were in action before further speeches and mingling occurred in the clubhouse later in the day. Celebrations were attended club members past and present including club stalwart Bruce Leighton, who is a life member. Leighton, who became a member in 1957, revealed the plaque during presentations and thanked the club for its kindness over the years. “The golf club owes me nothing, it is a privilege to be a member and to of been of a service to the club,” he said. He has held many roles during his 63-year tenure, highlighting his spell as committee president of centenary celebrations in 1995 as a personal favourite. “Together we all did a marvellous job,” he said. “And now here we are again today celebrating another club milestone. “I am not sure I will still be around for the next one though.” Leighton added that he had made lifelong friendships throughout his time with the Ashburton Golf Club. The club was first established in 1895 although in its 58 years of existence, its members played in various spots around Ashburton. The “Brandon” course opened in 1953 and has received several modifications over the years. The club is set to host a womens weekend tournament later in the year and is also preparing to host the National Inter-Provincial event in late 2021.

Celebrating the Ashbirton Golf Club’s 125th anniversary yesterday are Neil Mackenzie (left) and life member Bruce Leighton.. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE

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Managing the firefighting fleet By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

They’re big, they’re red, and they play a key role in keeping our communities safe, but how much of a job is it to keep a track of the firetrucks in stations across the country and make sure they are working well? The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade have just received a new type two appliance that arrived at the station last week, one of 75 new appliances ordered by Fire and Emergency New Zealand. The appliance arrived fresh off the production line from a Wellington factory, with a member of the brigade not only responsible for the local brigade’s appliances, but those across Canterbury, the West Coast and Nelson and Marlborough. Chris Price is one of FENZ’s seven fleet managers dotted around the country, handling region four, mainly focusing on Canterbury, while a colleague covers the other areas at the top of the South Island. The new appliance that arrived at the Ashburton Fire Station is a type two appliance, which falls in the middle of the three main types of appliances used by brigades. “Here we have two type ones and one type two and at the paid stations like in Dunedin, Timaru or Christchurch they have type threes,” he said. “The type ones are the smallest and they are more designed for getting up country roads and small driveways, the type twos are slightly bigger and are typically used as a rescue tender as this one will be as they have to carry the rescue gear so need more room.” Type three appliances are bigger still, designed to work in urban environments, but actually carry less water than other appliances due to the expectation they will have reliable access to reticulated water when attending call-outs. The distribution of appliances works around a three-tiered cascade system based of an area’s

Fire and Emergency New Zealand region four fleet manager Chris Price with the latest addition to the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade fleet. PHOTO JAIME PITT-MACKAY 170720-JPM-0003 requirements and how busy each individual brigade is. “Ashburton is considered a high risk area so new trucks come here,” he said. “After five or six years they go to a tier-two station like Temuka where they have fewer calls but still need a rescue tender. “Ten years after that when they are getting to be 15 or 16 years old we move them to a smaller quieter place, such as Kurow or Otematata where they have fewer calls again. “Once they are 25 years old it is off to Turners.” Price said an important thing to remember with appliances is they are not given to the brigades

themselves, but to the actual communities they are in to protect. “They are there for the community’s benefit because they require this amount of protection,” he said. Generally they will try to keep vehicles in the same region to reduce travel costs, but ultimately making sure a station has the right appliance is the most important thing, meaning some long road-trips, such as what one appliance will be making when it leaves its station on Waiheke Island to get to Darfield. There are three different organisations that have tenders to build the different appliances, all based

in the North Island, meaning a road-trip to get to their final destination. “So they all go on the ferry driverless in Wellington and I have a casual driver who lives in Lincoln who is actually a volunteer firefighter and has retired from work I fly up to Picton to go and pick them up,” he said. The appliances come with all the mod-cons, the latest safety features, radios and air conditioning. “They wouldn’t buy them if they didn’t have five-star safety ratings,” he said. “That is why they go for the European brands ... because they have those safety ratings.

“You have to remember it’s not truck drivers driving these things, they are real estate agents, carpenters or plumbers, they need to be as safe as possible.” Price said the Covid-19 lockdown had presented some interesting challenges but also some positives. “I just worked from home because I was able to, the workshops we use were on reduced staffing so any repairs that were needed could be done but any servicing or other things that could be put off we did,” he said. “Fenz nationwide were 50 per cent down on calls so that was a good thing with the wheels not turning as much.”

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Tears of laughter at comedy gigs Ben Hurley had audience members in tears of laughter at his two comedy gigs in Methven at the weekend. The Ben Hurley Straight Out of Lockdown Tour sold out Samuels Bar at the Blue Pub on Friday and Saturday night. Hurley told Friday night’s audience he had never been to Methven before, but his first impressions of the tourist town were good. “There’s about 40 houses and about 60 pubs, that’s a pretty good ratio,” he said. He asked the audience if Methven tapware had originated from the town. They answered in the negative and Hurley seemed surprised, summing up the situation with “Meth yes, not Methven tapware”. That was following one of the audience members answering Hurley’s question on what he did for a living with “drug dealer”. Hurley had pointed out the man didn’t look like he did that for his job. “If I had to pick the drug dealer, I wouldn’t go for the guy who looks like the accountant in the council.” That was just the start of his stand-up act where he ribbed audience members and told stories about his life, including tales from

lockdown, where he cooked 49 meals including one penis pie. That is nowhere near as bad as it sounds, but the story around it was very funny, just like everything Hurley delivered from the stage. The show was topped off by talented locals Bec Sandys as MC and Peter Livingstone as opening act. The Tinwald School principal was performing at his first gig opening for a major well-known comedian, after beginning stand-up just one year ago at an open mic night in Methven organised by Sandys. Livingstone stepped up to the plate, having the audience in stitches and proving he is more than capable of performing at a professional level. It was a great night and now Sandys is gearing up for the next local show featuring a top Kiwi comedian, Paul Ego at Hotel Ashburton on August 21. Livingstone will be opening act and Sandys will be MC, while there is one more support act to be confirmed. This gig replaces the previously organised July 31 Brendhan Lovegrove act at Hotel Ashburton after Lovegrove was unable to appear. All ticket holders have automatically been transferred to the August 21 evening. Reviewed by Susan Sandys

Local comedians Peter Livingstone (left) and Bec Sandys appeared alongside Ben Hurley on Hurley’s Straight Out of Lockdown tour in Methven at the weekend. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 190720-SS-001


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Road disruptions this week Motorists and foot traffic around the Ashburton central business district will be met with some disruptions this week as ongoing work within the town CBD continues. A new stormwater pipe being installed along Moore Street will temporarily close the Moore and Cass Street intersection to through-traffic this week, but drivers will still be able to access the road throughout the work. The intersection will be closed from 7pm6am on Wednesday July 22, and again on Thursday 23 July from 7am-6pm on Friday July 24. The closure will allow a new stormwater pipe to be installed from Cass Street, about 40 metres along the centre of Moore Street towards East Street. The work is part of the $15 million CBD Streetscape Renewal Project. Traffic will still be able to access Moore Street from either Chalmers Avenue (from the east) or East Street (from the west), but will be unable to drive straight through from one end to the next. Cass Street will remain open at all times. Meanwhile, the work will also see some disruptions to Burnett Street. During both today and then into tomorrow, a short section of new concrete stormwater pipeline will be installed at the Cass Street end of Burnett Street. This section of Burnett Street will be closed to through-traffic. However, traffic will still be able to gain access from East Street.

Today and then into tomorrow, a short section of new concrete stormwater pipeline will be installed at the Cass Street end of Burnett Street. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Mid Canterbury fire stations in fine order

Local fire stations might not be in line to receive any of a $57.5 million funding boost for rebuilds and upgrades announced recently, but that has come as no surprise to local fire bosses following significant work previously done. Improvements to 26 fire stations across the country, ranging from total replacement of several old stations or ones with “significant seismic issues” through to partial refurbishments and improvements to obsolete facilities, have been earmarked.

Three new cases There were three new cases of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand yesterday, the Health Ministry has confirmed. There are now 25 active cases in New Zealand, all in quarantine. Two of yesterday’s new cases were in managed isolation in Waikato and the third in Canterbury. The first case is a man in his 30s who arrived in New Zealand on 14 July from Afghanistan flying via Doha, while the other Waikato case is another man in his 30s who arrived on the same day on a fight from Pakistan via Dubai. Both positive results were from day three tests. The two men – and the family of one of them – have been transferred from Waikato to the Auckland quarantine facility. The Health Ministry said the third case is a woman in her 70s who arrived in New Zealand on June 30 from India. - RNZ

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By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

In brief

Deputy principal rural fire officer Don Geddes said he was not aware of any stations receiving funding in the Ashburton District, but he was not surprised due to the work put in prior to the amalgamation of the fire service and rural fire brigades to form Fire and Emergency New Zealand. “When I was working for the Ashburton District Council they were very supportive of the rural brigades and their buildings,” he said. “Willowby was next on the list for an upgrade but the amalgamation probably came one year too soon.”

Geddes said he was aware of plans to erect a number of portacoms next to the Willowby Station to give members access to kitchen and bathroom facilities, which they currently do not. “I would say we won’t see any big funding here for a long time,” he said. Canterbury will receive $23.8m for a major upgrade of fire stations across the region, including $12m to build a new fit for purpose Christchurch City Fire Station on its old site in Kilmore Street. Peel Forest and Rangitata Gorge stations will get almost

$2m for upgrades. “There are a few in South Canterbury that are in need of real work and aren’t any more than four walls and a door,” he said. “Peel Forest and Clandeboye are like that, some of those more isolated ones,” he said. Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin says the new money comes after successful bids to the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund and the Crown Infrastructure Partners project funding for projects that will create and protect jobs and boost regional economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The worst of the rough weather that has pounded Northland over the past two days has eased, but MetService says there is still a risk of more rain. The region is in clean-up mode, after heavy rain flooded houses and businesses and damaged roads. MetService forecaster David Miller said conditions would gradually improve. The rain has affected water systems, and the Whangārei and Far North councils have asked people to conserve water until damage can be fixed. - RNZ

Armageddon Expo Thousands attended the country’s first major non-sporting event since the lockdown. The Armageddon Expo in Christchurch at the weekend kicked off three consecutive weekends of the event in the country, with shows also set for Tauranga and Wellington. Event founder and organiser Bill Geradts said this year’s event had expos on collectibles, fantasies, gaming and pop culture. - RNZ

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Pauline Jackson at Ashburton’s winter market on Saturday. 180720-HM-0002

Michael, Jasmina, 10, Marianna and Jakob, 13, Inch at Ashburton’s winter market on Saturday. 180720-HM-0005

Out and about in Mid Canty The weather might have put a dampener on most things but that didn’t stop the smiles across the district. Guardian photographer Heather Mackenzie was out and about and captured some of the faces. Monique Smith at Ashburton’s winter market on Saturday.

Gary Casey referees an under 13 rugby clash on Saturday.

Philip Duff braves the cold weather as Methven takes on Rakaia in senior rugby on Saturday. 180720-HM-0372



Tracy Tubman and Hiro Kakeda with their purchases from Ashburton’s winter market on Saturday. 180720-HM-0012

Di Pannett (left) and Lisa Quinn watched as Methven took on Rakaia in senior rugby on Saturday. 180720-HM-0586

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The charismatic Old Mountaineers’ Café, adjacent to the DOC Visitor Centre.

The majesty that is the Mackenzie A

oraki/Mt Cook reigns supreme in its namesake national park, permanently cloaked in a glistening snow and ice pack – even in the height of summer. No matter Mother Nature’s mood swings, whether she is throwing a torrential tantrum or lighting up the nation’s serrated spine in the golden glow of sunshine, the promise of dramatic

Immersing yourself with nature’s unplugged glory is life’s restorative elixir. The majesty of the Mackenzie region could have been pre-ordained and purpose created for restorative getaways, writes Mike Yardley. scenery is always part of the package. In fact, much of the Mackenzie region, which enjoys an altitude over 700 metres above sea level,

boasts snow-draped landscapes deep into spring. After enjoying an early winter break in Tekapo, I purred across Mackenzie’s arid plains of

The last of the day’s rays gives Aoraki/Mt Cook a surreal golden glow.

snow-speckled golden tussock, as Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park’s theatrical vertical grandeur shuffled closer into view. This gilded landscape of awe and saga, the shifting light, the ruffled immensity, the loneliness, constantly impelled me to pull over to take another photo. After taking in my fill of Pukaki’s luminous beauty, and the distant vistas of Aoraki, I followed the western side of the lake to Mt. Cook village, where a world of wondrous walking opportunities await. The most surprising aspect to Aoraki/Mt Cook’s surrounding terrain is just how easily accessible it is. You don’t need to be a woolly mountaineer or mountain-goat fit to undertake intimate wilderness walks that get you blissfully up-close with our highest peaks and glaciers. Routinely decorated as New Zealand’s greatest day walk, the Hooker Valley Track is a gentle 3-hour jaunt. Leading up the valley with unbelievably good viewpoints like Alpine Memorial, you’ll traverse golden tussocks, swing bridges, get up close with the Mueller and Hooker Glacier, and be rewarded with celestial views of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. If you’re planning a trip later

in the year, the added spectacle of summer wildflowers like the famed Mount Cook buttercup, heighten the spectacle, and the tawny snow tussocks blaze with white and yellow flowers. I also adore the Kea Point Track, which starts from The Hermitage, and can be easily nailed within 2 hours. It’s also a relatively flat walk, emblazoned in golden tussock and sub-alpine grasslands, leading you to the Mueller Glacier moraine wall. The walk culminates with sumptuous close-up views of Mt Sefton, The Footstool, Aoraki and the Mueller Glacier lake. As I experienced, the monastic silence is only pierced by the thunderous booms of calving ice, breaking away from the glacier at its terminal. My third must-do walk is in the Tasman Valley, a quick 8km drive from the Hermitage. The short 40 minute return walk to Tasman Glacier Lake slinks past the Blue Lakes to a viewpoint on the moraine walls, lording over Tasman Glacier’s terminal face. The walk has a gradual incline, but keep it leisurely paced and you’ll be fine. The glacier terminal lake is frequently speckled with icebergs, adding to the unplugged drama of this stunningly primal walk.


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Heading south from Tekapo, the further south you go the more the Southern Alps rise up to greet you. There were numerous ice floats on my visit in June. Winter can also see the lake freeze over. The southward views across Tasman Valley are sigh-inducing. The lake is a recent chapter in history formed only in 1974, as New Zealand’s longest glacier retreated. Once 100km long, it now stretches for 27km. Part of the track actually leads through the glacier’s old terminal moraines (rock and stone debris left when a glacier retreats), marking the foot of the glacier and its subsequent retreat, vividly illustrating nature is ever-changing. Gagging for a caffeine fix, I made my way to the charismatic Old Mountaineers’ Café, adjacent to the DOC Visitor Centre. Under the command of Mary and Charlie Hobbs, The Old Mountaineers’ Café was the subject of a rip-roaring David vs Goliath battle 20 years ago, before it could be built and finally opened by Sir Ed Hillary. You can read all about the drama in Mary’s book, Matagouri and other Pricks. Charlie is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed mountain guides – he was on-hand when double amputee Mark Inglis climbed Aoraki and then conquered Everest.

The convivial cafe, bar, restaurant showcases an extensive historic photographic gallery, brimming with grit, character and spirit. If you’re up for some serious alpine adventure, from heli-skiing to glacier kayaking, Charlie’s team offer a wealth of options. If you’re itching for some aerial spectacles, to fully appreciate the grandeur of New Zealand’s sky-piercing giants, take a scenic flight. I’ve previously basked in the undiluted glory of the Grand Traverse, the signature scenic flight offered by Air Safaris. Based in Tekapo and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Richard Rayward pioneered the scenic flights and with the hands-on help of his family, the Raywards continue exhilarating visitors. Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters is another outstanding operator, with a vast array of scenic flight options, including landing and picnicking on Tasman Glacier. In deference to the ongoing border closure, the company has revamped its pricing structure to court domestic visitors. Flights currently start from as low as $110. Back on terra firma, I drove back to the southern end of Lake

Lake Pukaki provides a flat, blue foreground for Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Pukaki, where some pristine pockets of unpeopled picnic perfection await you under the pine trees. Turn left off the main highway, just as you approach the base of the lake toward the trees. Right across the road, for a night of supremely languid boutique indulgence, with an unbeatable perch discreetly overlooking Pukaki’s long vista to Aoraki, check in to Lakestone Lodge. Exclusively located just above the southern shores of Pukaki, this contemporary off-grid, solar-heated eco retreat has been ingeniously designed to maximise the panoramic views. Polished concrete walls emit heat from the solar panels. The dominant colour of the walls is painted in metamorphosis, mimicking the lake’s hue perfectly. Eye-catching artwork is dotted around, there’s plush sofas and a roaring fire. Every room and bathroom, with luxurious bathtub, reveal unobstructed views over the lake and Southern Alps, with your own private courtyard to boot. You could not get a more primo location to marvel over the setting sun’s goodnight kiss to Aoraki, as wispy orange clouds hug the ranges.

World renowned guide Charlie Hobbs takes a tour of a glacier cave.

Just some of the spectacular scenery as viewed from Lakestone Lodge.

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Ganesh’s bacon and spinach pasta Salt, to taste 400g penne pasta 1 T olive oil 8 rashers of streaky bacon, roughly chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250g spinach leaves 250ml cream 1 C Parmesan, grated ½ C parsley, chopped ■■ In a saucepan salt the water, just enough so you can taste it, and bring to a boil. Pour in the pasta and cook as per packet instructions. Drain well and set aside. ■■ Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the bacon until crispy. Remove and set aside on a paper towel. ■■ Using the same pan, add the onions and cook till translucent. Then add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the spinach and stir till it wilts. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Take it off




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Dreaming of warmth I t might be the direct result of the miserable weather over the weekend, but for the first time since lockdown, I’m dreaming of an overseas holiday. Somewhere warm, preferably with a beach and also somewhere comfortable with this pasty white dad bod being able to get some much-needed Vitamin D into the system. I can’t say that up until this point I’ve been too fussed about jumping on a big bird and flying somewhere other than New Zealand, but right now it’s about the only thing that seems worth doing. A common theme for many New Zealanders, I’m sure. Right now, hoardes of people I know from all walks of life are usually starting to get excited about their annual journey to somewhere other than our own country. This time of the year seems the ideal time of the year for many to get away from the cold frosty mornings to enjoy something a little more tropical for a few weeks. But of course, they’re stuck here. The limitation on the border – while aware of their great importance – are becoming tiresome and yes, New Zealand has lots to offer. Unless what you’re in the market for is a nice golden beach with plenty of sunshine and some nice warm weather. For that picture-perfect scenario, you are out of luck. But what is probably causing the most frustration is the unknown. Right now there is no clearly visible path available for when we will be able to return to our favourite overseas spots for a bit of a holiday. Even Australia, which seemed so close to being within grasp about six weeks ago, is a long way away considering some of the issues they are having with Covid-19. So, I guess it’s got to be beanies, warm socks and a good jacket and a continuation of the exploration of the place that we call our own backyard for now. At least it’s better than not being able to travel anywhere at all, I guess.


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n this column I would firstly like to acknowledge two of my colleagues. Last Monday in his column in this newspaper Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon wrote candidly about the topic of mental health including the challenges that the social media age has brought to our mental wellbeing and the importance of being strong enough to admit when you are having a difficult time and need time out or help to keep you on track. It takes honesty and courage to have these conversations particularly when you are in the public eye. As Members of Parliament it is right that our views are subject to scrutiny by the people we represent. However, the relentless pressure of being in the media spotlight can certainly take its toll on individuals and their families. So, while I am saddened and disappointed for my close friend Todd Muller that he has found himself unable to continue in the role of Opposition Leader, he has my full support in prioritising his

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health and the wellbeing of his family. While the situation with Todd was both sad and unexpected, the National Party has moved quickly to appoint Judith Collins as our new leader and we are all united behind her. For me personally, having already decided and announced last year that it was time to leave politics, I was then asked to stay and lead the Covid-19 recovery policy work which I was honoured to do. With the changes of this week and what would have been a different role for me, it makes sense for me to step aside as I had previously intended in the knowledge that the new line-up has an amazing depth of

talent and experience. Meanwhile, the Government is trying to continue to focus the narrative on the health risks of Covid-19 rather than on how to manage the biggest economic and jobs crisis in 30 years. The NZIER’s most recent quarterly survey of business opinion showed a collapse in business confidence to levels not seen since the worst of the Global Financial Crisis with business activity at its lowest level since 2009. Critically, the survey found more than a third of businesses are expecting to lay off staff between now and the end of September. At the same time many businesses and commercial landlords are in a completely unacceptable legal limbo awaiting direction from the Government. New tenancy rules for commercial leases announced by Andrew Little on June 4 were meant to take effect that day with the Government intending to pass legislation and have the new rules

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apply retrospectively. However, that legislation failed after New Zealand First declined to support it. Now there are only three weeks left before Parliament adjourns on 6th August in which to pass legislation. This is gross incompetence given the Government has been promising rent relief since the start of lockdown in March. The Government needs to come out with clear proposals, or just be honest and admit that they’re going to do nothing to deal with this situation so that everybody can move on. Our communities need a Government that that can deliver strong economic policies to help our businesses get back on their feet. The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof

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Knockout time in the Cup By Adam Burns and Matt Markham

Methven will host Hampstead and Southern will invite Rakaia to Hinds for semi-final rugby this week in the Mid Canterbury Rugby Union’s Watters Cup knockout stages. After five weeks of pool play rugby, it was Celtic, from the five competing sides, who miss the business end of the season – but not after they finished with some real promise by pushing Southern to the absolute max in an absolute beauty on Saturday – with Southern needing to turn around a 3-16 deficit to win the match. Up in Methven, it was equally as entertaining, with last year’s Watters Cup finalists adding another humdinger of a match to their growing list of brutal encounters over recent years. Methven emerged victorious, booking a home spot this week – but Rakaia were far from disgraced in a see-sawing match. Keen to keep their unbeaten season intact, Methven made the most of some good early possession, and an unconverted try to Luke Gilbert and a penalty to Ruben Early had them 8-0 up after 10 minutes of play. The reliable boot of the experienced Andrew Letham replied with a penalty soon after, before barnstorming No.8 Seta Koritamana pushed his way through four or five Methven defenders to score and draw the scores level, before Letham added the extras to see Rakaia up 10-8 at the 30 minute mark. Early added his second penalty not long after to give the lead back to Methven, but two further penalties to Letham, as both sides struggled to get some continuity going, left Rakaia with a 16-11 lead at halftime. Methven had shown a slight edge up front at times during the first stanza, and quickly put that to use after the break with some big driving mauls from lineouts which saw them marching up the field. First Matt Stone crossed over from a solid drive, and then 10 minutes later Jeremy Lewthwaite did the same and all of a sudden, Rakaia were on the back foot, down by five. Letham again came to the rescue with six minutes on the clock and put his side within two with his fourth penalty of the match, but a further penalty to Early three minutes later pushed the lead back out to five. With time up on the ground clock, Methven on a number of occasions appeared to clear the ball believing the match was over, but the final whistle wouldn’t come for another 10 minutes after the Early penalty. Rakaia put sustained pressure on the Methven line and nearly stole the match. With a three-on-one overlap, the last pass just missed the free player’s hands and went into touch and that was the game, with Methven grabbing the four points to see them clear table leaders. They’ll head into finals footy full of confidence. Their set piece play has been strong all season, but defensively is where they’ve won matches. Rakaia threw all bar the kitchen sink at them on Saturday, but aside from Koroitamana’s solo effort they stood tall and defended the line well. Matt Stone had a big game off the back of the scrum for the home side, and was able assisted by his loose forward mates, Lewthwaite and Gilbert, while captain Matt Groom was a constant presence and made valuable ground with the ball in hand. For Rakaia, it was a case of close but no cigar, and they’ll now have to prepare for a trip to Hinds to face Southern, who beat them in pool play. Flankers Evan Blyth and Harry Ashworth both put in big shifts for them on Saturday

Methven’s Luke Gilbert looks to bust the first tackle on Saturday. while Lepani Sevita was asked to do plenty with the ball in hand and gave his side plenty of go forward ball. Meanwhile, an injury-time try by Southern veteran James Carr broke Celtic hearts in Ashburton. The late five-pointer by the replacement sealed a 20-16 win for the visitors, after they had been trailing for the majority of the encounter. The side were facing likely defeat as they found themselves down 16-3 midway through the second spell. Before their late-game hurrah, not a lot went right for Southern in what was a mistake-ridden performance. They also found themselves on the end of a lopsided penalty count, despite having a dominant scrum. The climate can sometimes be a great leveller in rugby and Celtic, to their credit, were better in adapting to the greasy conditions for a good chunk of the game than their opponents.

The hosts controlled possession and territory, pinning Southern into their own half for a large part of the first half. Celtic registered early points courtesy of a seventh minute penalty from JR Titi Esau. Their opponents meanwhile struggled to get out of their own half, with dropped ball and penalties preventing them in gathering any momentum. They were forced to scramble in defence as Celtic crashed it up in midfield, with first five Nathan McCloy implementing a savvy kicking game. The home side extended their lead midway through the first half when David Morrison scored in the corner following a superb offload by midfielder Paovale Sofai. Celtic looked to play the game at pace and created several opportunities with ball in hand, however a second first-half try continued to be snuffed out by Southern. The only joy for the visitors during the first half was a penalty by William Green before the break, as Celtic headed into the

Andrew Letham had a big day with the boot for Rakaia kicking 14 points in his side’s loss. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 180720-HM-0472


second half with an 8-3 advantage. The home team looked to deliver another blow after the interval, boldly turning down shots at goal from close range. It was a decision which paid off when Sofai barged over from first receiver after Celtic sent their attack to the fringes. With the game slipping away, Southern went to their bench as Jon Dampney pushed to turn things around for his side. Southern were continuously getting pinged by the referee as a mounting penalty tally applied further pressure on the visitors. Titi Esau added another three to take the lead out to 13. Having lacked cohesion for much of the game, Southern began to see more ball as they began to march into Celtic’s red zone. The revival began when tighthead Adam Williamson dived over – receiving a ball out wide with no support before the frontrower powered through a tackle to finish. Southern started to make serious inroads and were now controlling the ball in a more assured manner. Another try followed soon after as the side rumbled up through the five metre channels. Dampney was unable to convert from out wide, leaving the ledger at 16-13. Celtic also had the opportunity to extend their lead heading into the final exchanges when Southern were penalised in their 22. Looking to take the lead beyond the seven point range, Celtic opted to tap and go, with the hosts coming out of the sequence of play unrewarded. A penalty touchfinder by Celtic which went dead was another critical moment which offered another chance for a final onslaught from the visitors. Southern worked their way into Celtic’s 22, with a handful of penalties keeping the home team on the backfoot. Hammering away at the line, a final pickand-go from Carr ended Celtic’s resolve as Southern’s experienced campaigners stood up when the side needed it.


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Ashburton Guardian



Methven boss top-of-the-table clash By Adam Burns

An immense display by Methven has put them on top in senior football. The side hammered the Western AFC Roar 5-1, turning the top-of-the-table clash at the weekend into a walk in the park at the Methven Domain. It was the fifth win of an unbeaten season for the Mid Cantabrians, with the team now holding a one point lead over the Christchurch club. The goals were also flowing at Kendall Park, as Mid Canterbury United fell to a 5-3 defeat to Waimakariri United in an action-packed encounter. The side were in early trouble when they found themselves down by two goals. However United wrangled their way back into the game with a double by Jaime Smitheram and a strike by Millar McLauchlan. The two sides were all square at 3-3 late in the second spell, however Mid Canterbury were denied a competition point when the hosts found the back of the net twice late in the game. It was more comprehensive at reserve level, with Waimak winning 5-0 over United earlier in the day. Mid Canterbury United continued to forge ahead in division four as they completed a 5-2 romp over Nomads United White in Christchurch. The result means United retain a three point lead over Papanui-Redwood at the top of the ladder. Although there was plenty to celebrate for the club’s senior team, Methven’s division six outfit fell to a 5-1 loss to HSOB at Bishopdale Park. It will be a battle between Methven and Selwyn to avoid the wooden spoon in the coming weeks.

Methven are scampering away in senior division two football.


Spectacular strike puts Wood in the record books Chris Wood has etched his name into Burnley’s record books in style. The All Whites striker scored from a spectacular overhead kick deep into first half stoppage time to help the Clarets to a 2-0 win at Premier League cellar dwellers

Norwich. It’s Wood’s 13th league goal of the season, the most ever by a Burnley player in the Premier League. He’s also the first player from the Lancashire club to reach that tally in the competition’s top flight since Ray Hankin and Peter

Noble in the 1975/76 season. “Personally it’s lovely. You always go out there to score as many as you can so it’s nice. “Thankfully I popped up with one today to take me to the record,” Wood told Sky Sports UK. “It was a good time to score,

just before half-time. “Especially when they’ve just gone down to nine men.” It’s also Burnley’s record-breaking 15th win of the Premier League. Since the Premier League restart last month, only Manches-


Crusaders prep on hold Hurricanes coach Jason Holland wants to savour his side’s dramatic win over the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa before turning his attentions to trying to end the Crusaders’ 36-match unbeaten run in Christchurch next week. The ‘Canes 29-27 come-from-behind victory has kept their slim title hopes alive and moves them six points behind the threetime defending champions. But Holland didn’t want to spend his Sunday thinking about the Crusaders. “I don’t want to move there yet. I want to soak up what we’ve just done out there against the Blues, especially if we lost out here to the Blues it hurts for three or four days. So I want to take another day or so to enjoy this,” Holland said. “We want to beat the other team and we

want to go to Christchurch to end their run. “We’re going to have to prepare well and that will start on Monday morning, but at the moment we’re going to enjoy this win.” The Hurricanes will travel to Christchurch with a near full-strength squad, despite another bruising New Zealand derby. “The boys are always really sore on Monday morning when they rock up after these derbies so there’ll be some sore bodies, but nothing serious at the moment.” The Blues had won their last two meetings, and the hosts had to dig deep to turn the tables. “We went 27-22 down [after] we had the better of the game and we still had the ticker and the composure to come back and win that game,” Holland said. “That’s real credit to where the boys are getting to.”

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ter City and Manchester United have earned more Premier League points than Burnley, helping them rise to ninth on the table. The Clarets are now level on points eighth-placed Sheffield United and a point ahead of Arsenal, having played an extra game.

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Chiefs self-destruct You couldn’t write that script. Once again, the Highlanders came from behind to knock over the Chiefs in Super Rugby Aotearoa, but this time it was from about the length of the Riccarton straight. In Hamilton yesterday, the Highlanders were down 24-zip a quarter way through the match, but in the last quarter they turned on the afterburners to torch the Chiefs, who were out on their feet in the closing stages. Rob Thompson smashed his way over the line after the siren had sounded to tie the scores, then ex-Crusader Mitch Hunt calmly stepped up to add the final nail. The result meant the Chiefs were left in completely uncharted territory, down six in a row. Add in five of them at home and Warren Gatland’s homecoming looks less than happy. The Chiefs, already well-settled at the bottom of the table, started like champions, and had the southern men well and truly on the ropes. There was a controversial moment as Damian McKenzie ap-

peared to have scored, but the referees ruled accidental offside from Sam Cane’s knee knocking the ball into Kaleb Trask’s foot. The ref had gone back two phases in play for the ruling. The visitors just kept the heat on in the second half, even though Lachlan Boshier appeared to be saving the day multiple times for the home team. Boshier had scored a try himself in the fifth minute of the game. Minutes later Anton LienertBrown crashed over, and McKenzie added a penalty. Discipline was poor for a long period in the visitors’ camp, and the Highlanders looked down and out. Down by 17 at the break, they let in another try soon after to deepen their plight. But then, in the space of 10 minutes, they scored back-to-back tries to keep themselves just in touch. Hunt scored one, haring down the left hand touch, then Smith added another, and it was 31-19. Eventually Thompson added his finishing touch, and it was game over.

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Rain about the main divide, heavy at times. Snow to 1700 metres. Thickening high cloud further east. Wind at 1000m: NW 50 km/h, rising to gale 75 km/h from afternoon, and to severe gale 90 km/h in the far east for a time in the evening. Winds tending N at night. Wind at 2000m: Rising to NW gale 70 km/h S of Arthur’s Pass in the morning, spreading elsewhere in the afternoon, rising to severe gale 100 km/h in the evening.

A few spots of morning rain, then a fine afternoon. Cloud increasing towards evening, and one or two showers with a southwest change.

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Morning low cloud and possible drizzle, clearing to fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies.



A ridge moves east of Aotearoa today allowing a trough over the Tasman Sea to move closer to the country. A complex trough crosses the country from the west tomorrow and Wednesday, followed by a strong southwest flow. The strong southwest flow gradually eases on Friday.

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TOMORROW: Few spots of morning rain, then mainly fine.



STAPLES, Mary Irene (nee Bruce) – 17.10.1919–17.7.2020 Passed away peacefully at Summerset Mountain View, New Plymouth on July 17. Beloved wife of Theo (deceased March 15, 2020) for 76 years. Treasured and devoted Mother to Jocelyn and Chris Beath, Aubrey and Sandra Staples. Much loved Nana of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary and Theo will shine bright in the heavens now together again Grateful thanks for the love, compassion and care shown to Mary by the nurses and caregivers at Molly Ryan and IN MEMORIAM the care and patience shown Mary at Summerset in her final days. A special mention to Dr Irina Danych for her loving care of Mary over the last few years. A celebration will take place at Vospers Funeral Home at 2.30pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. HAWKE, Yvonne May (Eve) – Passed away July 20, 2019. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside New Plymouth us every day. 06 759 0912 Unseen, unheard but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. Wayne, Michael, Theresa and families.





TODAY: Morning low cloud and possible drizzle, clearing. NE.



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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 8.7 9.8 Max to 4pm 5.2 Minimum 5.6 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 2.6 16hr to 4pm July to date 22.0 Avg Jul to date 35 2020 to date 294.2 379 Avg year to date Wind km/h W6 At 4pm Strongest gust NE 17 Time of gust 3:16pm

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Canes ready for Crusaders

Chiefs throw it all away



Fotu Hala looks for support up court in Team Donkey’s dominant performance. PHOTO JAIME PITT-MACKAY 150720-JPM-001

Strong finish gets Donkey home Team Donkey did what Team Donkey do best, and competition newcomers Wildlife announced their intentions for Men’s A Grade basketball last week. Both sides put together strong performances on the court with Team Donkey beating Nomads 84-53 while Wildlife took down the College side, 97-81 as the competition began to find its feet three weeks in. Off the back of a good win the week prior, Team Donkey found their feet early on and managed

to get the ball through the basket consistently to lead 39-21 at the end of the first half. Nomads looked to start the third quarter strongly to get themselves back into the match and they put together some good play, stringing together some strong offensive work to eat back the deficit to just nine at 54-45 at the end of the third. Team Donkey had other ideas though and a strong fourth quarter saw them take control of the match once more as they cruised

away to a comprehensive win. Cam Butler was the standout for the Donkey side, finishing with 27 points, while Pip Johnston kept his good form going with a solid 25-point effort. For Nomads, Kody Stuthridge was good with 16 points and Tony Gilbert chipped in with 15 as well. The night’s second match between Wildlife and College was a tight contest through the first quarter as they ended the first stage locked at 22-all. The second quarter was much

of the same although College lost some of their authority at the defensive end, with some nice movement on the court from Wildlife seeing them take a 50-39 lead at the half time break. That momentum was carried into the game’s third quarter as well, as they really hit their stride with a blowout on the cards at the end of the third with Wildlife up 82-56. College took to the court in the final quarter with nothing to lose, and they worked their way right

Knock-out time looms in the Watters Cup

back into the match by lifting the intensity and speed of the game. But the experience Wildlife were up to the challenge and mitigated the damage to hold on for a good 97-81 victory. Wildlife were again led in the scoring by Emiliano Guerra with 21 points, while Sean Hunter chipped in with a solid 14 points in a real team effort. For College, Riley Sa kept his good form going with a 23-point effort with Jacob Swan scoring 13 points.