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A 20 year-old Ashburton man has been identified as just the second person in the South Island to have contracted the notifiable disease, leprosy. The man has been a New Zealand citizen for more than 10 years. He was found to have the disease last month and is undergoing treatment.

While the disease is infectious, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Ramon Pink said the man does not pose any risk to the community or to the people with whom he had been living. He is able to continue to normally within the community while undergoing treatment. “It is very treatable and once treatment starts there is no opportunity for it to spread. Any

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it is still a significant problem, but in New Zealand it is not an issue,” Mr Pink said. Vigilant systems in place around immigrant health were generally effective in identifying contagious or notifiable diseases, but the long incubation period for leprosy, ranging from a few months to 20 years made it a more complex disease to intercept. It is spread by droplet

transmission (normally nasal secretions). Early identification of the case was due to the vigilance of his GP and then his specialist, he said. Leprosy shows as a skin rash or skin changes in its early stages and is diagnosed by testing skin samples. Untreated it can become disfiguring and lead to social isolation.

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McIver to replace Shipka Kiwi actress Rose McIver will replace Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka in the sequel to the controversial film Flowers in the Attic. McIver, who has appeared in Sir Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones and US television series Masters of Sex, has been cast as Cathy Dollganger in the made-for-TV movie, Petals on the Wind, according to Hollywood Reporter. The series, which begins with Flowers in the Attic, tells the story of the Dollganger children, who are locked in their grandmother’s attic for years after their father dies, forcing their mother to rely on her rich parents. Over time, Cathy and her brother Chris begin a sexual relationship, before they finally escape. Based on V C Andrews’ young adult novel from 1980, the sequel picks up events of the family drama 10 years later, forcing a major recasting of the characters.

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Arthur’s Pass anniversary The 150th anniversary of the discovery of Arthur’s Pass, opening up the first road from Canterbury to the West Coast, will be commemorated with a weekend of celebrations in Arthur’s Pass village on March 14-16. Canterbury government engineer Arthur Dobson ‘discovered’ the old Maori trail in March 1864, naming the pass after himself. The same route today is State Highway 73. The commemorations are a combined effort between the Department of Conservation and the community, and include the formal opening of a new walking track, a church service at the chapel, and a celebration buffet.

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Rakete gets a Wiggle on Radio personality Robert Rakete has a new job - as the official fifth member of The Wiggles. From next week Rakete, co-host of the Breakfast show on The Breeze, will become known as the “brown Wiggle” in the hugely popular children’s group The Wiggles. While he won’t be leaving his day job permanently, Rakete will take time off to fly to Australia where he has been asked to feature in the group’s new television series which is being filmed early next week. “We got a call just this morning and they’ve basically asked if I’d like to come up and take part as the brown Wiggle. “I’m kind of packing myself right now,” he laughed. Rakete admits to having a bit of experience on his side, saying he spent many hours singing along to various Wiggles hits with his children as they were growing up. “We have a blended family so my youngest is 9 and the oldest is 21 and they all grew up with The Wiggles. Yes, I know the songs.” His rise to Wiggle fame started late last year when a suggestion was jokingly made on air that he became the fifth Wiggle.

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A cat that disappeared when his owners moved to Westport following the Christchurch earthquakes has been reunited with his family after more than two years away. Angela Jackson said she and her family moved to Westport in November 2011 for a new start after losing their house in the red zone in the Christchurch earthquakes. They had been in Westport for four days when their cats Tigger, Tinkerbell and Elmo escaped. Elmo later returned but the others remained on the run. Ms Jackson tried to track down the two missing cats. Then SPCA volunteer Robyn Nahr put a photo of Tigger on Facebook, in an effort to find the owner of a friendly cat that had been found at Carters Beach. Ms Jackson and her family knew it was their pet as it had all of the right markings. Tigger had now been home two weeks. She remained hopeful that Tinkerbell too would return.

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Another Kiwi has landed a gig on popular US series Once Upon a Time. Charles Mesure will portray ruthless pirate Blackbeard in season three. The role comes after fellow New Zealander Rose McIver scored the part of Tinker Bell, making her debut in episode three airing here next Wednesday. LA-based Mesure, formerly on Street Legal and American series V and Desperate Housewives, was invited onto the show without having to audition. “The executive producer on Once ... was my old boss on V so I got a call from Vancouver saying, ‘Would you like to come up and do Once Upon a Time?’ “I didn’t have a script or any idea what the role would be. It was as simple as, ‘Come to Vancouver and play Blackbeard.”‘ While producers are tight-lipped on his story arc and how many episodes Blackbeard will appear in, Sydney-raised Mesure, 43, says most of his scenes are with Captain Hook, played by Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue. He says returning to Vancouver was like reuniting with family. “I worked on V with half of this crew for a year back in 2010, so going back on set with them was like coming home.

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Ashburton youth are overwhelmingly in favour of having water slides in place at the new EA Networks Centre from day one.

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Shontayne Sivaivai, 12 “Well I personally love water slides because they are really fun. I think it’s worth the money - a lot of people will go.”

Zenath Wishart, 12 $40,000 per pupil. “I normally go to the Timaru “It doesn’t look like a lot pool because it has a really Funding for Mid Canterbury’s when you compare it to charmassive hydroslide and it’s most at-risk pupils is tight and ter schools,” Mr McMillan heaps of fun.” does not compare with money said. put aside for new controversial “But that’s just the nature of charter schools in New Zea- education politics.” land, a local principal says. Mr McMillan said money Ashburton College principal became even tighter last year Grant McMillan has raised when the Ministry of Educaquestions over funding for the tion made the “simply bizarre” college’s alternative education move to no longer fund pupils programme after in the community reports emerged entry programme that pupils in newly who were in a established chartransition stage Sala Touli, 17 Bri Nicholson, 13 ter schools were into a career, af“I reckon there should be a “I think that’s what we need, receiving up to fecting three to water slide because it would more things to do rather than $29,000 extra in four pupils. bring in heaps of visitors for just being able to dive into the funding. Funding was us and make us more money. It pool and muck around because Ashburton Colonly allowed for would make me go there.” that can get boring.” lege’s community “verified students” Grant McMillan entry programme who had essentialtakes in troubled secondary ly been expelled or suspended pupils who struggled in main- from mainstream education. stream education and others “The funding is tight, and looking to head into careers. decisions like that are just ineral years. Most charter schools have a explicable.” By sue NewMaN sue.n@theguardian.co.nz A feasibility study has been similar aim. Labour education spokesper“It’s something we do our son Chris Hipkins said charter Ashburton is a community di- prepared by a group of consultvery best in, but we could do schools were being funded at a vided over the importance of ants and this spells out the benebetter if the funding reflected higher rate than existing state water slides in the aquatic centre fits of installing the rides today the true cost, it’s just some- schools. in the district’s new recreational and the benefits of putting the thing we have to absorb in the stadium. Today Ashburton Dis- project on hold. Councillors will One charter school is receivcollege,” he said. trict councillors will decide the discuss the report this afternoon ing funding per student five The college has funding set times that received for the avfate of a project that could see and they will then vote whether aside for up to 15 verified pu- erage state school student. up to $2.2 million extra spent to include the extra cost in next pils a year, some who may have on the $32 million EA Networks year’s budget. Education Minister Hekia If they take this approach, the been suspended or expelled in Parata said the funding figures Centre. If they give the project Mid Canterbury. the nod, the centre could open spending will be up for comput forward by PPTA were when you purchase About $11,000 is allocated inaccurate and comparisons in the middleyour of nextnew year with ment when the draft annual plan out for public consultation. per pupil, while Post Primary with partnership schools was two water slide rides in place isunit heatpump / air conditioning When radio announcer Phill Teachers’ Association (PPTA) complex because there were and ready to go. If they give analysis of charter school con- differences between the way the project the thumbs down the Hooper asked listeners yestertracts found they receive up to they are run and funded. water slides could be stalled sev- day what they thought of the Myles.h@theguardian.co.nz

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Three courses axed By Myles HuMe

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As Aoraki Polytechnic deals with the fall-out of 30 redundancies, it has now been forced to cut three courses. Tertiary Education Union organiser Kris Smith told the Guardian last week staff morale was at rock bottom at the troubled tertiary institution, and the scrapping of the courses now leaves question marks hanging over the heads of further staff. Aoraki Polytechnic chief executive Alex Cabrera said

the Certificate in Media Communication and the Diploma in Television Production will not run this February at the Dunedin campus, as well as the Sport and Fitness programme in Christchurch “due to low student demand”. Courses at the Ashburton campus are safe, but the viability of the affected courses will come under microscope this month. “The long-term viability of these programmes will be examined over the coming weeks before any permanent changes

to the programme portfolio might be made,” Mr Cabrera said. “It is too early to speculate on any potential changes the programme portfolio and the potential impact on staff. Our tutors often teach on several offerings and programmes so the cancellation of one offering doesn’t necessary result in staffing changes.” He said affected students would be helped to find alternative study options. Mr Cabrera said last week the Ashburton campus was expecting the equivalent of 60

full time students this year, after enrolling 69 last year. The campus emerged relatively unscathed from two recent restructuring processes that will see 30 redundancies across its campuses. The polytechnic has been reviewing staffing, structure and its business model after experiencing major operating deficits during the past three years, with estimates of 400 fewer full time students than it intended. It has also revealed plans to collaborate with CPIT and Lincoln University.

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A portion of a long hay stack in Westerfield caught fire yesterday, the majority of it saved by the quick response of neighbours. Photo Myles huMe 190214-Mh-013

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Neighbours of a Westerfield farm at the centre of a large blaze yesterday are being hailed for immediately creating fire breaks to stop it from spreading further. Ashburton and Mayfield fire crews turned out to a Frasers Road fire about 8am to find a portion of a 200m-long hay stack ablaze, which eventually destroyed more than 50 bales. Three fire engines and two tankers fought the blaze for

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about two hours, end to stop it from which Ashburton spreading,” Mr View or purchase Volunteer Fire Price said. photos online Brigade station ofHe said firefightguardianonline.co.nz ficer Chris Price ers and contracsuspected may tors spent a large have spontaneously part of the morncombusted due to ing watering down damp hay bales. hotspots, with the He said it had the tankers replenishpotential to be a lot ing their stocks at a worse. nearby irrigation pond. “We were very lucky the Mid Canterbury Federated neighbours saw it and made Farmers grain and seed spokesa fire break ... they came over person David Clark could not and pulled hay bales out at each comment on this case specifi-

cally, but said farmers should always ensure baling contractors used moisture readers appropriately before stacking hay. “The key message is that most contractors are using them and for all involved to try and resist the temptation of jumping the gun,” Mr Clark said. The fire serves as a timely reminder as temperamental weather has stalled the harvest season in Mid Canterbury, meaning many farmers would be looking to harvest straw for baling.

Wanted Ashburton man Christopher Allan Esmy Quinton may have grown a beard to cover his neck tattoo and be wearing a hoodie while wandering the streets at night, police say. He will also be desperate for money after having his benefit cut, and struggling to rely on cash from blackmarket tattooing. Ashburton police released the latest details about Quinton yesterday after anonymous tipoffs from the public. Quinton has gone underground after a warrant out for his arrest was issued on family violence charges for child assault last week. Detective Leigh Jenkins said police believed Quinton was still in the Ashburton to Hinds area, remaining close to his support networks. He is considered dangerous and should not be approached. “He may have grown a beard to cover his neck tattoo and his hair may be longer. He could be moving around at night time and be covering his head and face by wearing a hoodie,” Mr Jenkins said. Police had also ordered authorities to cut Quinton’s welfare payments, saying he would also be struggling for extra money he usually got from illegal tattooing. Quinton has been on the run from police for eight days now after police and the armed offenders’ squad spent last Wednesday and Thursday night searching several addresses around town. Police are relying on information from the public on sightings of Quinton, and knowledge of his whereabouts. It is believed members of the public are assisting him. Sightings can be reported to the Ashburton police on 3078400, 111 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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In brief Man falls down bank A man has died after falling nine metres down a river bank while climbing a swing rope near Palmerston North last night. The 33-year-old was swimming with a group at Raumai Reserve, near Pohangina Valley East Road, just north of Palmerston North. Central police communications Inspector Mike Coleman said the man was climbing a rope near a bridge at the Reserve when he fell just after 5.30pm. - APNZ

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Technical services librarian Nicky Farrell is gearing up for the massive task of stocktaking at the Ashburton Library. Photo Donna Wylie 180214-DW-319

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Even the most dedicated reader would be daunted by the task of having to count more than 90,000 books. That’s the task, however that staff at the Ashburton Library will face next week when over a three-day period they count and check every book, DVD and magazine on the library’s shelves. It’s a huge job, one that’s done

every five years, checked against and this year the that database. View or purchase stocktake means It’s also a time photos online the library will be where a visual guardianonline.co.nz closed for three check is run over days, from Tuesday books and other to Thursday next items to ensure week. they are in good The library order, customer maintains a comservices librarian puterised database Diane Haslett said. of stock and during the stockThe stocktake identifies misstake every item in the build- ing books but it also ‘finds’ ing is electronically scanned, books that have been listed a report run and the details as lost. Sometimes these have

been shelved incorrectly or have been pushed to the back of shelves. Over the three days staff will be running relays with scanners, racing the clock to have the job completed in time. For the reading public, that means stocking up on books before the big shut-down, Ms Haslett said. The stocktake has been well planned to ensure no books become overdue during the threeday closure.

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Seized ship $150,000 cost to taxpayer By HamiSH mcNeilly A seized Korean deep-sea fishing trawler professionally fumigated after being found to be infested with rats and lice has cost taxpayers $150,000 during its extended Dunedin anchorage. Revelations of illegal fishing, human rights and employment abuse, and the infestation have dogged Melilla 201, which docked in Dunedin almost a year ago. The vessel was seized in May and remained the subject of an

application to the courts to be sold, a Ministry for Primary Industries spokesman said. The vessel was seized under section 207 of the Fisheries Act, the ministry believing the vessel to have been been involved in unlawfully discarding quota species fish into the sea. During Melilla’s nine-month stay in Dunedin the ministry had spent $150,000 on berthage, maintenance and security costs. The spokesman confirmed reports the boat was infested with rats and lice and had to be

professionally fumigated. “Since taking control of the vessel, part of the monthly maintenance costs has been pest detection and control,” he said. The ministry would apply to the courts for recovery of all expenditure associated with holding and maintaining the vessel, he said. A ministry application to the Christchurch District Court for the vessel to be sold pursuant to the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 had yet to be decided by the courts.

Witnesses had also provided evidence. A conclusion to the defended hearing in relation to charges against officers aboard Melilla 201 was scheduled for June. The charges relate to two fishing trips during 2011, the same year the vessel and its sister ship, Melilla 203 - which is also berthed in Dunedin - became embroiled in claims from their Indonesian crews of unpaid wages. The trawlers are owned by Taejin Fisheries, which is based in Pusan, South Korea. - APNZ

A job boom last month has seen the number of online vacancies reach pre-recession levels, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says. The seasonally adjusted results showed that online advertisements for skilled workers grew by 7.4 per cent in January following a 0.1 per cent increase in December 2013. The major contributors were the accounting, human resources, legal and administration industries (up 16.1 per cent), along with the construction and engineering (up 6.5 per cent) industry. Skilled vacancies increased in all regions, with the South Island region (excluding Canterbury) showing the largest increase in January at 11.8 per cent, followed by the Auckland region (up 9.9 per cent). Over the year to January, skilled vacancies increased by 21 per cent, while all vacancies increased by 21.8 per cent. - APNZ

Quake anniversary The names of the 185 people who died in the February 22, 2011 earthquake will be read out during a third anniversary memorial service on Saturday. A Civic Memorial Service will start at noon on the Archery Lawn at the Botanic Gardens, with a minute’s silence at 12.51pm - the time the magnitude-6.3 tremor hit Christchurch three years ago. The Government will be represented by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee. - APNZ

Fall from balcony Whangarei Boys’ High School is investigating how a Year 11 student fell from a second-storey balcony, breaking his wrist. St John Ambulance was called to the school at 8.30am on Tuesday after the new student fell from a balcony on the technology building. The boy was taken to Whangarei Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Headmaster Al Kirk said the incident occurred before classes began, however some students were present and witnessed the fall. - APNZ

Dog believed killed It is believed the dog responsible for inflicting bite wounds to the back of a 3-year-old girl’s head has been killed. The toddler was flown to Tauranga Hospital from Matakana Island on Sunday after she was bitten. However, Western Bay of Plenty District Council is yet to receive any complaint. Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter Liam Brettkelly said the girl was taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog. He said he understood the attack happened while the girl’s parents were in a milking shed. - APNZ


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Navy sailor pleads guilty By Matthew theuniSSen A 27-year-old Navy sailor has been allowed to remain on duty after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of trainee teacher Tarun Asthana. Grenville David McFarland, of Mt Roskill, entered the plea in the High Court at Auckland yesterday. Mr Asthana suffered a fatal head injury after he was punched by McFarland and struck his head on the pavement outside a McDonald’s restaurant in central Auckland on November 4 last year. The Navy said in a statement that McFarland, a naval rating, remained on duty but had been removed from training and was currently assigned to an administrative position at the Devonport Naval Base. No decision had been made

concerning his future at the Navy. An agreed summary of facts outlining the events of that morning was read to the court. It said McFarland had been on weekend leave and had gone to various nightclubs before he and a friend went to the McDonald’s restaurant near Britomart about 4.50am. They had consumed alcohol throughout the night, however had done so sensibly and were not intoxicated, the court was told. There they found a group of young women who they had met earlier that night. As he was waiting for his meal to arrive, McFarland dropped his drink on the ground. Mr Asthana, who was also waiting for a meal, turned towards him and began clapping slowly, inviting others to

join in. Mr Asthana then approached McFarland and shook his hand, which McFarland accepted as a joke. Shortly afterwards, Mr Asthana picked up a straw from the counter and blew a piece of paper at the woman who was with McFarland. “What the hell?” she said to Mr Asthana. “You’re just standing there looking good, if it was anyone else I would not have done it,” Mr Asthana replied. After receiving her order, the woman went and sat with other friends. Mr Asthana then approached her and began complaining about service in the restaurant. “He was loud and beginning to attract attention,” she said. Outside the restaurant, Mr Asthana smacked the woman on the bottom with an open

palm, which she described as “bloody hard”. She swore at him and told him not to touch her. She told police Mr Asthana thought he was funny and was being a “smartarse”. McFarland, who was standing at a nearby bus stop eating his food, heard the altercation and was upset by it. He put his food on the ground and walked towards Mr Asthana and said, “you’re being a ******* ****”, and punched him once on the left side of his face with “significant force”, resulting in Mr Asthana falling to the ground. He struck his head heavily on the ground and was unconscious. He was placed on life support at Auckland Hospital, where he was pronounced brain dead. His life support was turned off about 72 hours later. - APNZ

An investigation is under way following a large derailment near Palmerston, north of Dunedin, yesterday. A southbound freight train with 20 wagons - including meat product and by-product derailed around 5am. Nine wagons derailed and remain on their side, with a crane arriving shortly to rerail them, a KiwiRail spokeswoman said. The driver - the only person on board - was uninjured in the incident, the cause of which was still being investigated, she said. - APNZ

Teens avoid jail Two teenagers who pleaded guilty to manslaughter following the death of their friend in an illegal west Auckland street race will not go to jail. In the High Court at Auckland yesterday, Calum Elliot, 18, and Dylan Chad, 17, were each sentenced to nine months’ home detention. Seventeen-year-old Tyler Hoyle died after he was hit by a car in Hobsonville on August 1 last year. A Scott Road resident said at the time she was driving home on the rural road that day when she came across two cars pulled to the side and saw a boy lying on the ground. - APNZ

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A New Zealander arrested in Bali on drugs related charges has been named in Australian media as 37-year-old Leeza Tracey Ormsby. According to news.com. au, Ormsby’s address is listed as Paddington, Sydney. Other media outlets are reporting her as being from Rotorua. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed it was aware of the arrest. “The Consul from the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is providing consular support and has visited the New Zealander. The Embassy’s role is to monitor the New Zealander’s welfare and ensure that they have the same rights as other detainees in Indonesia.” Ormsby allegedly had 132.2g of MDMA and 26.06g of hashish. The drugs had been found inside a villa she was staying in, news.com.au reported. - APNZ

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Creating art should be “stressfree”, according to Ashburton art tutor Jenny Thompson. Mrs Thompson runs Jenny’s Art Group each year, with weekly classes at the Short Street Studio from February through to December. Students began the year with their first class last week, where they completed a simple landscape in two hours. Mrs Thompson said she did not like to make classes too hard to start with; the main thing was giving students confidence and a sense of achievement. “I like to have stress-free art,” she said. She was not averse to “shortcuts”, even to the point of tracing over a picture to create a painting template. “Some of the artists would be horrified but I don’t care about that, I’m there to help them enjoy their art,” Mrs Thompson said. In her day-time class Mrs Thompson already had 20 enrolled, while spaces remained in an evening class. The classes were so popular she was thinking of adding a morning class.

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Dash for freedom A patched Mongrel Mob member attempted to make a dash for freedom on Tuesday, jumping over a glass pane in the dock at Hastings District Court after his bail application was declined. Travis John Rihia, 31, appeared in court charged with setting a man trap with intent to injure. He plead not guilty but his bail application was declined. As he was being remanded in custody, Rihia jumped out of the dock. He made it to the door before suffering a medical episode. - APNZ

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Beleaguered MP John Banks was excused from appearing in court yesterday where he is facing allegations that he filed a false electoral return during his failed run for the Auckland mayoralty in 2010. Banks’ case was called in the High Court at Auckland yesterday, where Justice Timothy Brewer ordered the Crown to serve its witness and exhibit lists for the May trial by March 3. The case will be called on March 12. - APNZ


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Ashburton residents are concerned about the possibility of asbestos waste from Christchurch demolition sites being carted through the district. Ashburton Citizens Association chairperson Diane Rawlinson said the topic was on the association’s agenda for next week. “We have limited information at this stage but we will be looking into it and further discussing it at our meeting next week,” Mrs Rawlinson said. Among Ashburton residents most concerned is 82-year-old Ray Patterson, who is considering organising a protest march. Mr Patterson had a brother, William, who died in the 1950s when he was just in his 20s from asbestosis. William had been working on Mandeville Street in Christchurch at a log peeling operation as asbestos was manufactured next door. “They usually had the door closed, but when the door opened they got all the dust through the door,” Mr Patterson said. William and his fellow workers became sick from the dust, and the poor state of William’s lungs meant when he contracted a cold it proved fatal.

“It’s a killer,” Mr Patterson said, and he believed the safety of it being transported through the district would rely on whether it was properly covered, and even then it would prove a risk in the case of an accident. The issue of asbestos waste being carted through the district was brought into the public arena by New Zealand First MP Denis O’Rourke. He said asbestos waste from the Christchurch rebuild is going to be carted 560km in modified shipping containers to be dumped near Winton in Southland. “The neighbours around the Southland landfill at Browns have now been told to expect the asbestos, but they weren’t consulted,” he told media. “Nor have the many communities along the route.” Mr O’Rourke says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority gave an undertaking that the toxic asbestos waste would be dumped in the purpose-built Kate Valley landfill in Canterbury. He last week raised the issue in parliament, and was told by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that the waste wouldn’t be dumped into any landfills that weren’t certified. Mr Brownlee said he wasn’t aware of any contracts for it to be taken to Southland.

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Ashburton resident Ray Patterson remembers his brother William who died from asbestosis in the 1950s. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 190214-tM-069

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Court rules search warrants valid By Matthew theuniSSen Kim Dotcom’s lawyers and the Crown are both considering appealing aspects of a Court of Appeal ruling that search warrants on Dotcom’s Coatesville mansion were valid. The warrants, executed by police on the properties of Dotcom and his associate Bram van der Kolk in January 2012, resulted in the seizure of some 135 electronic items. The Court of Appeal yesterday acknowledged there were “defects” in the warrants, but the warrants were legal. The finding overturned a previous High Court decision that the warrants were invalid because they were not sufficiently specific. This was a major platform for Dotcom’s fight against extradition to the United States to face a raft of charges relating to his Megaupload website.

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Chief High Court Judge Helen Winkelmann had decided the warrants were not in sufficiently specific terms and “authorised the seizure of such very broad categories of items that unauthorised irrelevant material would inevitably be captured”. In overturning this decision, the Court of Appeal said a reasonable person receiving the search warrants would have understood what they related to.

“This view is reinforced by the fact that Mr Dotcom was a computer expert who would have understood without any difficulty the references in the search warrant to his companies ... and the description of the various categories of electronic items.” The court acknowledged the defects in the warrants were “in form not in substance”. “The defects in these warrants were therefore not so radical as to require them to be treated as nullities.” However, the Court of Appeal dismissed another aspect of the appeal, lodged by the Attorney-General, relating to the seizure of some 150 terrabytes worth of data from Dotcom and van der Kolk. The Solicitor-General had given a direction that the seized items were to remain in the custody and control of the Commissioner of Police until

further direction. However, police permitted the FBI to remove clones - copies - of the items to the US. Justice Winkelmann ruled this was in breach of the SolicitorGeneral’s direction and therefore unlawful, and the Court of Appeal agreed. It also ordered a declaration that the removal of the clones from New Zealand was unlawful and that the police identify the clones that were removed. Dotcom’s US lawyer Ira Rothken said on Twitter: “Our Kim Dotcom legal team is reviewing the ruling made by the Court of Appeal and will likely seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.” Attorney-General Chris Finlayson said the Crown was looking at whether it would appeal the decision which related to the police handing over the hard drives to the FBI. - APNZ

Many South Island women will be feeling anxious after Southern DHB revealed it had lost thousands of breast examination images, the Green Party says. An IT server failure has been blamed for the loss of 3850 mammogram images taken between February 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012. Southern District Health Board (DHB) chief executive Carole Heatly disclosed the data loss before Parliament’s health select committee yesterday. She said letters had gone out to the affected women and their GPs yesterday. She apologised to the affected patients but stressed none were at clinical risk. The data loss comes after the DHB was criticised for delays in diagnosing cancer in 28 women between 2007 and 2010. Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague said many women would feel uneasy about the development. “There’s going to be a lot of women in the Otago and Southland area who are going to be feeling pretty anxious about that, and a larger number still who are anxious about the security of the DHB’s systems overall, not just in this particular area. “I would have thought that after all of the problems around loss of data, loss of information over the past several years, that district health boards would now be sensitive to these issues, and these sorts of problems would have stopped occurring. “It is deeply disturbing that that’s not the case, and I believe that some kind of investigation of that is also warranted.” The DHB said the images were lost due to an incorrectly configured server which failed to back up the copies of the images. Before the data was lost, the images had been reported on by a senior doctor and the results had been filed in the patient’s case notes. “The patients and the GPs have been informed of the results so there’s no clinical risk to these women.” Patients could contact 0800 214 579 for more information. - APNZ


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the respondents now identifying themselves as entrepreneurs, combining to start 47 companies which employ more than 1000 people. Each of the 101 respondents recommended YES to current pupils. Darren, now studying health science at the University of Otago, admitted he did not have a firm grasp of what it took to run a business until competing in the YES. “It opened my eyes to a lot of things, I have learned a lot of skills in networking and communicating with people, because I was quite shy beforehand, and you get to work with real businesspeople along the way,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I’m an entrepreneur just yet, I’m trying to get into a medial degree at the moment, but there’s definitely a high possibility to establish a medical business in the future.” Pupils interested in the scheme attend a full-day workshop dubbed Enterprise Day, with the first being held in Christchurch yesterday.

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Former Mount Hutt College pupil Darren Ritchie may be heading for a lifetime in the medical field, but it does not mean he will discount the business nous he gained last year. Darren was rated one of the top Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) pupils in New Zealand last year, seeing him travel to Hong Kong and present the final speech at the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame dinner in Auckland. His college group entered in the young entrepreneurial school competition and gained the only rights to sell a popular US toy in New Zealand. It was an experience he now highly recommends other Mid Canterbury pupils to take in 2014, and it is a belief shared by 101 other former pupils who took part in the first ever YES survey. According to the survey results released yesterday, YES has had a strong influence on many school pupils, with 22 of

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Former Mount Hutt College pupil Darren Ritchie at the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame dinner last year. Photo SuPPlied

■ ASHBURTON TRUST

Increased competition hits trust sales For the first nine months of its trading year, the Ashburton Trust logged $13.82 million in sales, up 1 per cent on the previous year. December and January were both ‘reasonable’ trading months, chief executive Giles Beal said, but a wet Boxing Day cost the trust heavily in terms

of lost sales because there was a small attendance at the Ashburton races. Increased competition in the late night venue market with a third nightclub in the market had also impacted on sales. “The late night market continues to be challenging and is expected to remain so due to

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The gathering of complex scientific evidence has delayed the start of double murder accused Mark Lundy’s trial to February next year. Lundy appeared in the High Court at Wellington yesterday for a case review hearing. He is facing a retrial for the murders of his wife Christine and their 7-year-old daughter Amber, after Law Lords at London’s Privy Council quashed his convictions last year. That trial had been set to start in June but has now been delayed. From March 31 the court will hear pre-trial arguments about non-scientific evidence and a further hearing on March 20 will concentrate on scientific matters, Justice Ronald Young says. It is then intended arguments about this evidence will be heard in June. Lundy arrived at the court just before the start of yesterday’s hearing, and sat in the dock during the review. When he entered the court, he seemed happy and smiled at waiting media. After the hearing finished he was comfortable with reporters introducing themselves, but refused to answer any questions relating to his court case. He left with his lawyer shortly after the end of the hearing. In 2002, Lundy was convicted of murdering Christine and Amber and was sentenced to a jail term of at least 20 years. He appealed to the Privy Council, which unanimously ruled to quash his convictions and a retrial was ordered. Lundy was released on bail last October to a location that is suppressed. - APNZ

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Wife killer Malcolm Webster is set to launch an appeal against the length of his sentence. Webster, 54, was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering his first wife Claire Morris in a faked car accident in 1994. He was also convicted of trying to kill his second wife, Aucklander Felicity Drumm, in a similarly staged car crash in New Zealand five years later. Webster, a former nurse from Surrey in England, stood to become a millionaire thanks to the life insurance payouts from his first wife’s death. It was only when Drumm survived her crash and Webster disappeared with

her life savings that prosecutors re-examined the earlier death. Webster, who has always maintained his innocence, lost an appeal against his conviction in December. Judges at the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh rejected a claim that he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Now, three judges will consider an appeal against the length of Webster’s sentence at the Court of Appeal on March 14, The Herald newspaper in Glasgow reports. A 2011 trial heard how Webster drugged his first wife Ms Morris, 32, just eight months after their marriage

and drove his car off the road with the unconscious woman inside. He then torched the vehicle and covered his tracks before collecting the life insurance payout and moving to New Zealand. The jury then heard Webster married Ms Drumm before attempting a similar deadly scam in 1999 near Auckland by drugging her and planning to kill her in another staged smash. On his return to Scotland, he tried to con another woman into a bigamous marriage, and even getting her to change her will to leave him everything, including her house and a luxury yacht. - APNZ


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25 killed, 241 injured in Kiev As thick black smoke rose from the barricades encircling the protest camp in central Kiev yesterday, the Ukrainian president blamed opposition leaders for the deadly violence that erupted between riot police and protesters in the capital in which at least 25 people died and 241 were injured. The violence this week was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralysed Ukraine’s capital in a struggle over the identity of a nation divided in loyalties between Russia and the West, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history. Amid cries of “Glory to Ukraine!” and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the centre of Kiev. With the boom of exploding stun grenades and fireworks nearly drowning out his words at times, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged the 20,000 protesters to defend the camp on Independence Square that has been the heart of the protests. “We will not go anywhere from here,” Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxing champion, told the crowd, speaking from a stage in the square as tents and tires burned around him, releasing huge plumes of smoke. “This is an island of freedom and we will defend it,” he said. Early yesterday, many were still heeding his call. “I am not going to sit and wait while they kill me,” said 32-year-old Anton Rybkovich. “I’m going to attack. The more force the government uses, the more harsh our response will be.” About 10,000 people remained on the square as piles of rubber tires continued to burn. A large building that the protesters had used as a headquarters caught fire and had been abandoned during the night, as police used loudspeakers to urge women and children to leave the square because an “anti-terrorist” operation was under way. President Viktor Yanukovych said that

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In brief 9 hurt on flight Cathay Pacific Airways said nine people were injured when a Boeing 747 hit severe turbulence over Japan. The airline said two crew members and six passengers were taken to hospital after the jet landed in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening. The 747-400, which departed from San Francisco, was carrying 321 passengers and a crew of 21. It encountered the turbulence near Hokkaido around noon Hong Kong time Tuesday. A passenger surnamed Wu told local TV news channels he felt like he was a on a roller coaster during the turbulence, which lasted two minutes. He said some passengers were thrown out of their seats and hit the overhead bins. - AP

Beware falling ice City dwellers battling one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers. Experts say that situation could get worse over the next few days as a thaw with temperatures in the 50s Fahrenheit sets in over much of the country. Streets around the nation’s tallest building, New York’s 1 World Trade Center, were recently closed when sheets of ice were seen shearing from the face of the 541m skyscraper. - AP Monuments in Kiev square backlit by fires started during the violence. Photo AP

opposition leaders “crossed a line when they called people to arms.” “I again call on the leaders of the opposition ... to draw a boundary between themselves and radical forces which are provoking bloodshed and clashes with the security services,” the president said. “If they don’t want to leave (the square) — they should acknowledge that they are supporting radicals. Then the conversation with them will already be of a different kind.” His defiant tone left few with hope of compromise after a night of violence, the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history.

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ricket fans are obsessed with numbers and Brendon McCullum has given them a figure they will talk about for years to come. Even Kiwis who barely understand the game, or get bored with the statistics, will comprehend the significance of the Black Caps captain reaching a triple century. By scoring 302 runs against India on Tuesday, McCullum became the first New Zealander to achieve this amazing feat, surpassing Martin Crowe’s previous record of 299 from 1991. It was not just the sheer number of runs but the moment in which the captain produced this country’s best ever innings, that makes it so special. The Black Caps had their backs against the wall, facing a massive deficit and heading for a seemingly inevitable defeat on Monday, until the former wicketkeeper strode to the crease. He brought his first century up by hitting a six, and ably assisted by BJ Watling, turned the match on its head. Even when Watling went, Jimmy Neesham continued in the role of perfect wing man for McCullum on an historical journey. McCullum would have struggled to sleep on Monday night, only 19 runs short of the coveted 300, and not wanting to repeat Crowe’s heartbreak and trip over in the 290s. The country was poised to witness greatness and the Basin Reserve buzzing with thousands of Wellingtonians skipping school or work to be part of history. The Black Caps captain did not disappoint and smacked a boundary to bring up his 302, only to lose his wicket shortly after. The Otago man deservedly received a standing ovation for the greatest test innings in New Zealand history, joining an extremely exclusive club of players who have reached this mark in 137 years of test cricket. It may take decades, if ever, before another New Zealander even gets close. Only 12 months ago, McCullum was controversially appointed as captain and after a barren run, the class of 2014 have now emerged as a true force, dispatching the West Indies and India, setting new records at every turn. The number that may last the longest will be 302.

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hange has always been one of those things that a lot of us either loathe or love. Our lives are all about changes – some for the good and some for the not so good. I guess it’s one of the aspects of our lives that we sometimes have no control over. But a change of a path is one thing we definitely can control. I recently attended my first day at the New Zealand Broadcasting School. Walking in with your brand new bag and your new stationery you feel like that five-yearold kid all over again, terrified to start their first day at school. As I sat in one of the craziest traffic experiences I have ever had it felt like a lifetime away from the early mornings sitting on the bus on your way to school. Traffic in Ashburton seems like a snail race in comparison to the beyond hectic traffic in this so-called big city. But looking around everyone is either screaming at the car in front of them, parents telling their kids to sit still and hush or just plain old willing the light to change to green from red with their super powers. It’s a moment where you really have to take in your surroundings, breathe in and out, because it’s the only thing that will get you through it. The difference between a good and bad situation is your attitude towards it. I have had what seems to be about a million different emotions running through me all at once these past couple of days. I have felt scared, terrified, overwhelmed, happy and just plain old tired. Who knew the sun shone at 6am in the morning? Waking up, you contemplate staying in bed for another two hours or throwing your pillow at the alarm clock and willing it to stop with the ludicrous noise. It comes with the territory. Where you seem to question why you wake up so early in the morning or why you put up

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I have had what seems to be about a million different emotions running through me all at once these past couple of days. I have felt scared, terrified, overwhelmed, happy and just plain old tired

with the traffic. It all comes down to wanting something better, chasing that goal or that job. Why we wake up every morning, pushing ourselves to do better, to do more. For your family, your friends, for yourself or just to prove the whole world wrong. We move forward to not only become successful but to become the

person that we are meant to be. It’s an endless struggle to be comfortable with yourself. To understand why changes happen. To believe in the change and that something can come from it. A wise man once told me that you make your own luck. You will not succeed or get anywhere by wishing and willing for something to happen.

You must get out there and get what it is you want. It may take years of hard work, endless nights and it may seem like forever. But hard work always pays off in the end. Although I struggle with missing my family and my friends. I know that this is for the best, to work hard and never settle for anything outside my comfort zone. Because although at times I feel alone and I struggle to get out of bed in the morning and to speak up and interact with others. My struggles today will be worth it in the tomorrow. Ashburton’s Finau Fakapelea is training to be a radio journalist. The views expressed in this column are hers and do not reflect the opinion of the Ashburton Guardian

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Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay cutting the ribbon that signals the opening of Ashburton’s latest eatery, Nando’s. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 190214-tM-058

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When Nando’s opens for business today it sends a clear message to the community that life is being breathed back into Ashburton’s Burnett Street, says mayor Angus McKay. The new café/restaurant is the first business to open in Burnett Street’s Holmslee Square, which is the first building to rise again after the string of demolitions that followed the Canterbury earthquakes. As Mr McKay cut the ribbon to open the new business, he commended the building’s owner Mark Holmes on his role in Ashburton’s post-earthquake rebuild. “I congratulate you on giving this a go and building this new premise in central Ashburton.” At 11am today Nando’s will open for business but yesterday staff were testing systems and weeks of training with service to invited guests and tradespeople. Owners Imran and Tracy Kahn say they had dined frequently at Nando’s restaurants and were sold on the food that is based around healthy cuts of chicken in wraps or burgers as well as the range of

salads and vegetarian options that are part of the menu. Mr and Mrs Kahn have been in business in Ashburton for more than six years, owning Indian Minar Restaurant and Bar. “This is something we’ve always wanted to do. We’ve eaten it and love it. We love the whole concept, the whole story and its history,” Mrs Kahn said. That Nandos story is written around the walls of their restaurant. The Nandos concept is based around the legend of cockerel in the small Portuguese town of Barcelos. In the 14th Century a passing pilgrim was wrongly accused of theft, for which the penalty was death. The pilgrim found his way to the judge who was to decide his fate. The judge was about to commence eating a roast cockerel for his dinner and the pilgrim pleaded – “if I am innocent, may that cockerel get up and crow”. It did and the pilgrim was released and went on his way. Chicken forms the basis of the menu as does the peri-peri, the African bird’s eye chilli. While this features in many of its dishes, the menu also includes other flavour choices.

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A bumper year for Ports of Auckland will result in Auckland ratepayers benefiting from a more than $20 million dollar dividend payment. The port yesterday announced a 70 per cent increase in its halfyear profit, as rising productivity attracted more customers. Freight volumes lifted across the board, with a record number of containers handled in the six months to December 31, the port said. Chief executive Tony Gibson said their productivity had gradually improved since they started restructuring in 2011. “As we’ve delivered more of what our customers want, so they’ve rewarded us with more business. In effect the restructuring has enabled us to take advantage of an improving economy and Auckland’s continuing growth.” Since 2011 the ports had reorganised its management structure, improved container handling and its use of technology, and lifted labour utilisation, with 60 per cent of stevedores now working a flexible shift and roster system, Mr Gibson said. “Looking ahead, we are focussing on developing our leaders, increasing opportunities for women, particularly in operational and management roles, and investing in the training required to prepare our people for the future.” - APNZ

HIGHLIGHTS ■ unaudited net profit after tax (NPAT) increased by 70 per cent to $26.4m for the six months ended 31 December 2013, compared to $15.5m for the same period last year; ■ an interim dividend of $20.94m will be paid to Auckland Council Investments Limited, for the benefit of ratepayers. This compares to a dividend of $11.56m for the same period last year; ■ Port Operations EBIT was up 47.1 per cent to $40.4m for the six months; ■ total container volumes for the six-month period were up 15.1 per cent to 476,333 TEU, from 413,884 TEU in the same period last year; ■ full import containers were 19.9 per cent higher and full exports 12.9 per cent higher than the same period last year; ■ break-bulk (non-containerised, including vehicles) cargo volumes were up 41.9 per cent to 2.87 million tonnes compared to 2.02 million tonnes in the same period last year; ■ car numbers were up 29.3 per cent to 99,710 units, from 77,122 units in the same period last year; and ■ port operating costs excluding depreciation were up 4.6m per cent to $56.8m.


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■ RURAL REAL ESTATE

Sales up; but market softer By Michelle NelsoN michelle.n@theguardian.co.nz

Farm sales are rocketing, but the market is softening, according to figures just released by the Real Estate Institute (REINZ) this week. The number of farm sales in the three months to January was up 165 on the same period last year, showing an increase of 41 per cent. REINZ rural spokesperson

Brian Peacock said the increase in sales volume was indicative of a positive mood in the rural sector. Overall, 564 farms sold in the three months to the end of January, compared to 554 for the three months to December, an increase of 1.8 per cent. In the year to January, 1794 farms were sold, representing a 23.3 per cent increase on the previous year – and the highest

number of sales since February 2009. The REINZ Dairy Farm Price Index rose by 2.3 per cent in the three months to January when compared to December, from 3256.1 to 3332.2. However, the median price per hectare for all farms sold in the three months to January was $22,644, compared to $23,890 recorded for the same period last year.

Dairy farm prices in Canterbury have reached a plateau, with the demand for very good properties predominately driven by local buyers. Evidence suggests some syndicates are capitalising on extensive development to release shareholdings into the buying pool for smaller properties. The median sales price for dairy farms for the three months ending in January was

$36,509 compared to $38,267 for the three months ended December, and $35,530 for January 2013 period. The median dairy farm size was 123 hectares, and the medium milk production per hectare across all farms sold was 639kg/MS. Otago recorded the highest increase in total farm sales with an additional 35, followed by Southland and Taranaki.

■ PRIMARY ITO

Training workshop By Michelle NelsoN michelle.n@theguardian.co.nz

Agribusiness qualifications were on the agenda at the Rakaia Rugby Club rooms on Tuesday. The networking event was staged by Primary ITO and involved representatives from the rural bank sector, retailers, fertiliser and milk supply companies, horticultural organisations and other related industries. Kate Alexander from Primary ITO said farmers who have received business and financial training were better equipped to make sound decisions regarding their businesses. A recent DairyNZ report showed the variation between the country’s best and worst performing dairy farms was directly linked to the management capability of those making the decisions, she said. The Diploma in Agribusiness

Management targets the decision makers, and tutored by people skilled in agribusinesses. The tutorials are locally run, and participants learn how to develop and implement farm budgets, identify and analyse investment opportunities, understand the principles of recruiting and managing staff, and develop personal and business goals. Farm owner and industry professional Adele Wells is a graduate of the diploma. She said the training initially gave her the skills to “crunch the numbers” and make ruthless decisions when evaluating share milking opportunities several year ago, and had continued to provide a solid platform as the family progressed to farm ownership. Other speakers included Primary ITO representative, farm owner and industry professional Kathryn van den Beuken and Westpac agri- Mid Canterbury rural professionals met at a workshop to promote the importance of agribusiness management at Rakaia this week. Photo Michelle NelsoN 190214-MN-053 banker Mark Williams.

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■ PRIMARY SECTOR

Exports $5b more than predicted By Michelle NelsoN michelle.n@theguardian.co.nz

Primary sector exports are forecast to be worth about $5 billion more than early predictions, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. The latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries Forecast, released yesterday, reveals an upward trend for agriculture, forestry and fishing exports by $4.9b to $36.4b for the year to June 30. “This is more economic good news, and shows how the primary industries continue to underpin the New Zealand economy,” Mr Guy said. The dairy sector is set to return an additional $2.7b, bringing its total revenue to $16.7b (19.5 per cent). Meat exports are expected to increase by $1.2b (22.1 per cent), to a total value of $6.6b. “Growth in these sectors is being helped by rapidly growing demand in emerging markets and supply constraints in our major competitors,” Mr Guy said. The report shows the global demand for sheep meat has risen as China is consuming more,

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and demand is recovering in the UK.” Log prices also increased 30 per cent in the second half of last year, leading to predicted growth in returns of $0.8b for this financial year. Mr Guy said report indicated the Government was on track to double primary-sector exports by 2025. “It will be important to build on this growth through the primary growth partnership, encouraging irrigation and water storage, progressing free trade deals, new roads and RMA [Resource Management Act] reform,” he said.

Brothers (from left) Michael, Luke and Nick Gilbert are this year’s recipients of the Shirley Caruthers Award for outstanding youth ambassadors in the dairy sector. Michael also won the young judge competition at the National Dairy Event. Photo suPPlied

■ OUTSTANDING AMBASSADORS

Dairying in Gilberts’ blood Young Winchmore dairy farmer Michael Gilbert has won the prestigious World Wide Sires All Breeds Young Judge Competition at the NZ Dairy Event in Feilding after taking out the Arran Trophy for the Ayrshire Young Judge competition the day before.

Nineteen-year-old Michael was back in the limelight with his brothers Nick, 22, and Luke, 16 – all three boys were named winners of the Shirley Caruthers Award presented to outstanding youth ambassadors. And little wonder – dairying

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■ DAIRY PRICES

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Women to grow skills Eleven women from around New Zealand are in Wellington for a three-day leadership course co-ordinated by Rural Women NZ and sponsored by Landcorp. The women – all Rural Women NZ members – are active in their communities and are now looking to grow their communications skills, enhance their networks, and learn more of the work of our organisation at a national level. “The women will explore what makes an effective leader, how to influence others and the importance of networks both within the organisation and in the broader rural sector,” Rural Women NZ national president, Wendy McGowan said.

Leading this first section of the programme will be Agri-Women’s Development Trust founder, Lindy Nelson, who is also the 2013 Next Business Woman of the Year. “The women all bring strong skills to the table, and we hope this leadership programme will give them a greater understanding of the role Rural Women NZ plays at national level for the good of rural communities, and how they can be part of that,” says Mrs McGowan. On the second day, participants will meet members of both the Labour and National parties’ Women’s Caucus, and will have the opportunity to observe Parliament in action.


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1 – Michelle Nelson specialises in which area of reporting for the Guardian? a. Sport b. District council c. Rural 2 – The Soviet Union collapsed in which year? a. 1989 b. 1991 c. 1993 3 – It is possible to get a DNA sample from a kiss on the cheek. a. True b. False 4 – St Valentine is usually described as … a. A fisherman b. A carpenter c. A Roman soldier 5 – NZ bungalows were first modelled on those from where? a. California b. Australia c. Germany 6 – The NZ play Middle Aged Spread was written by … a. C. K. Stead b. Roger Hall c. Greg McGee 7 – Bruce Springsteen has been married to Patti Scialfa for how many years? a. Three b. Thirteen c. Twenty-two 8 – Oscar Kightley is a New Zealand … a. Winter Olympic representative b. Actor c. TV cook

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Big Little Theatre Company actors (from left) Elise Heffernan, 11, Jake Newlands, 12 and Lachlan Kingan, 11 rehearse for their production A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photos tetsuro MitoMo 130214-tM-070, 078, 073

■ ASHBURTON BIG LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY

Getting to grips with Shakespeare By SuSan SandyS

susan.s@theguardian.co.nz

Ashburton Big Little Theatre Company members are getting into the nitty gritty of Shakespeare as they prepare for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Jackie Heffernan said many of the students had

already learned their lines since rehearsals kicked off this month, and were now discovering the depths of meaning behind the words. “Clearly they have learned them, but not with full understanding at this stage, so what we are doing is pulling back the

layers and understanding the intention behind the lines, so they can kind of own the words themselves,” Mrs Heffernan said. The play, to stage at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre from April 25 to 27, will involve puppetry, animation, special ef-

fects, and “up-to-date” dance including hip hop and contemporary, as well as body percussion. About 50 of the Big Little Theatre Company actors are involved, ranging in age from six to 15. One of the themes of the play, set in the mystical and magical

■ RED HOT NANAS

world of a dream, was youngsters whose parents did not understand them and the relationship of mankind to the natural world. “It’s a real creative fusion, at the heart of it will be some stunning performances,” Mrs Heffernan said.

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Group takes a star turn in Napier Ashburton’s home grown entertainment group, the Red Hot Nanas will be taking a star turn at Napier’s big Art Deco festival on February 23. They are (from left) Margaret Jackson, Susan Spenser, Francie Boyce, Jenny Beach and Penny Wilson. Absent was Ann Woodham. In keeping with the festival’s 1930s theme, the group will be performing a range of nostalgic numbers in a 15-0minute slot during a Saturday afternoon concert.

To Match 27 – Nelson artist Deanne Hobbs’ exhibition at Terrace Downs Resort.

February 21 – Methven Heritage Centre art gallery silent auction to wind up cash and carry exhibition which has been running since December. The silent auction will run until February 28.

March 29 – The Fresh-Up Real New Zealand Comedy Tour featuring Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood and Vaughan King. The trio are getting away from the big cities and keeping it real. Tickets on sale from January 27.

February 26 – Ashburton Film Society evening: Saving Mr Banks.

March 31 – Ashburton Society of Arts 50th annual exhibition courier delivery deadline.

To March 2 - Otago artist Juliet Novena Sorrel has exhibition at Ashburton Art Gallery, We Are Here, Recreating A Sense Of Place. Artist talk 1.30pm.

April 1 - Ashburton Society of Arts 50th annual exhibition personal delivery deadline.

April 7 - Ashburton Society of Arts 50th annual exhibition official opening and presentations at the Ashburton Art Gallery 7pm.

Ashburton Society of Arts weekly art groups held Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. The society’s summer show is open for viewing at the Short Street Studio 10am to 2pm Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays

March 7 – Zonta Youth Art Awards entries must be delivered to the gallery by 4pm.

To March 9 – Who Am I? Dowse Art Museum exhibition at the Ashburton Art Gallery.

March 14 – Zonta Youth Art Awards exhibition opening function. Exhibition runs to March 30.

March 14 – Ashburton Society of Arts 50th annual exhibition entry forms and fees due.

tickets $25, on sale from mid January.

March 20 – Too Far From Heaven, Arts on Tour NZ, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. All

If you have any events to add to the arts diary please contact Susan Sandys, susan.s@ theguardian.co.nz


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fter last weekend I’ve been reminded of the old and true saying “it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good”. I had hoped to take up a kind invitation to visit an interesting car collection last weekend and then be able to share the experience with readers. But that wasn’t to be, and instead I was confined to barracks. While I was a bit disappointed, it wasn’t all bad because being about home provided an opportunity to browse through some magazines and articles. One of them proved interesting, not just because of the stories but because they brought back some memories. In Classic Driver, I read about an immaculately restored 1936 MG TA. This delightful British Racing Green car is an absolute quintessential example of a heritage English sports car. For me it brought back memories of a similar car which a few years ago was occasionally seen around Ashburton being driven by proud owner Bobbie Barwell. In many ways Bobbie was a lady ahead of her time, she and her husband were photographers and I guess her eye for detail, artistic nature and sense of adventure were factors which lead her to buy an MG. In fact, if I recall correctly, Bobbie owned two MGs. Her first one was either a TA or TB, which was followed by the lovely green TC which she would own for many years until giving up driving and ensuring it went to a good home. Bobbie and her car became leg-

endary, and no doubt many stories could be told about them, but one in particular is fascinating. When the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Ashburton in 1981 Bobbie, along with the MG, was amongst those who parked along Seafield Road to witness the arrival of the royal entourage at Ashburton airport and welcome them as they drove into town. Knowing the Duke had once owned a car like hers, Bobbie held up a notice asking the Duke if he remembered that. Seeing the sign, the Duke asked his chauffeur to stop and he leaned out the window of his limousine and asked Bobbie if she thought the car was his old one. Bobbie didn’t hesitate to inform the Duke that no, he had never owned her car! That special moment in time was captured in a terrific photo taken from behind Bobbie’s MG looking towards the Duke in which Bobbie, her companions and car are reflected in the sheen of the Duke’s limousine. Car clubs often feature in Classic Driver magazine and in this particular edition there was a report of VW owners clubs around the country. The Volkswagen or People’s Car is as popular as it has ever been and early “Beetles” are sought

-after collectable classics. There is a photo of a delightful Beetle with layers of luggage strapped to its roof rack. The owner was going to the VW Nationals, replicating the manner Beetle owners and their families often went on holiday back in the day. It reminded me of a trip with my sister Judy and her husband David in their quite new Triumph 2000 along the road which follows Hongi’s Track, during Labour Weekend 1971. Hongi’s track passes through lovely native bush along the shore line of some of the Rotorua Lakes. There are many pleasant memories from that trip, a lovely stay in a nice cottage, water skiing and filling the almost empty 14 gallon fuel tank on that car for just under $5. Petrol was 40 cents a gallon. That’s right, a gallon! That’s another nice but sadly unlikely to be repeated memory. The picture of the overloaded VW brought back the particular memory of finding a suitcase on Hongi’s Track. It had obviously fallen off a roof

rack. We decided to leave the suitcase where it was but to look out for a vehicle it may have belonged to, and sure enough not long after we came across a family in a VW with one suitcase on their roof rack. It had come loose and the driver was grateful for being told, but a little upset when he looked up to see only one suitcase. They had started out with six! I guess we’ll never know what happened to the other four! Many years later in fact just quite recently I shared this story with a farmer who sort of saw the funny side telling me he had a similar experience. His didn’t involve suitcases, nor a roof rack or a VW. The farmer set off from Carew with several pigs being taken on a trailer to market in Timaru. Much to his dismay when he got to the destination he was on his own. The pigs had flown! The farmer retraced his journey but never saw the animals, and thought that would be that until he arrived home to find them all happily grazing to their hearts content. In his typically polite fashion he said the swine (I’m sure that’s the word he used) had obviously decided they didn’t feel like a drive to town! When magazine stories are informative and interesting it’s really good, and when they also provide pleasant memories they are even better. And the ill wind did blow some good because of the reading and knowing the visit to the car collection is still something to look forward to.

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Club news 20 Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Chess Club The Ashburton Chess Club held its opening with the A.G.M. on Monday evening. After the previous minutes and the presidents report on last year’s activities Sec/Tres K. Pow presented our balance sheet to show us in a sound position. The election of officers followed with the following appointments. President R Keeling Sec/Tres/D.O.P. K. Pow Website J. MacDonald Publicity R. Keeling. General business discussed a letter from the N.Z.C.A. regarding the timetable for the South Island Championship as they hope it will fit in with their timetable of events. Finally deciding to let K. Pow discuss the clubs view with the President of the Association. The meeting closed with a few friendly games. Anyone interested in joining the club please ring Roy 308 6936 or Ken 308 3655.

Ashburton Rose Group On Wednesday 12 February President Pauline O’Leary welcomed 16 members to the monthly meeting. We had apologies from Marilyn Coley and Joan Strachan. As we had no speaker we had a Book Swap night where members could show and tell and swap or sell their gardening books. Congratulations were extended to Daphne and Barry Rissman on their 50th Wedding Anniversary and also to Yvonne Mathews on her wonderful garden which was entered in the Garden Competition. There were many lovely roses in our Table Rose show and our competition results with most points were: Daphne Rissman 1st; Pauline O’Leary 2nd and Merrill Dudley 3rd. We also had a non-competition where members could display their Dahlias and there were many lovely ones. Our raffle was won by Bev Tuck. Our next meeting will be a garden visit to Daphne Rissman for a finger tea and rose show. Our meeting concluded with supper.

Ashburton RSA Darts A great start to RSA Darts Revival was enjoyed by all players who came along last Thursday evening at our Doris Linton Lounge. A great start to our new season was enjoyed by all players and spectators alike. We have named the six top players on the night in no order. Scott Morgan, Travis Price, Gavin Wilkie, Mathew Pawsey, Tony Waku and Phillip Tuhuhu E.& O. E. all other players played with a high standard and scoring above average and we hope to see a big improvement as the season gets underway. We are seeking to invite more players to our Thursday nights at 7.00pm. You will be most welcome to come along and play darts in what we hope is a fun filled and happy atmosphere here at the RSA Darts. Join now darts start every Thursday night at 7.00pm at 12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Juniors, ladies, men or those players who want to remember how good you played in the old days are most welcome. For more information contact the RSA at 308-7175 or Ken Bailey at 307-0455. Darts is the game for you.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Waireka Croquet Club Since New Year our members have been busy. At the NZ 4+ Association Handicap Tournament played in Timaru Waireka gained first, second and third  against a strong field. Congratulations to members Logan McCorkindale, Edmund Fordyce and Carolyn Fordyce for these achievements. Also to Logan who, partnered with Trish Dollan Waimate, came first in the Open Doubles. From there we moved on to the Masters Games where three of our members Eva Kircher. Bev Blair and Audrey Leath were proud to return to Ashburton sporting Gold Medals from the events they entered in the Golf Croquet section. Six members in all went to Dunedin and a very good time was had by all. While the golf croquet contingent were busy down south The Lil Rawlinson Handicap Doubles was held at Methven for association players. Vera Fisher and Logan McCorkindale of Waireka won the trophy and two more members were runners up – Annette Blain and Marion Marshall. To cap all this Adam Greaney won the South Canterbury Golf Croquet Handicap Singles in Geraldine. Waireka congratulates all their members who have done so well – our trophy cabinet is looking good. The weekend of the 15th and 16th February was a busy one with the club working hard to present the English Silver and Bronze medals. A NZ tournament for association players it was well attended by players from as

bye) and a brave nine year old. Red put up a brave fight and bowled Lauriston out for 152 with Liam O’Connor the standout with 5 for 37. Red regularly lost wickets and were rolled for 72. All three teams play this weekend and one of them will be short, if you are looking for a game, come to the domain just before 1pm and we will get you in a team.   

Rakaia Golf Club Rakaia Golf Club’s Marg Lloyd (pictured below) won three gold medals in the nine hole golf at the New Zealand Masters Games earlier this month. There were two stableford competitions with Lloyd winning gold on both days with scores of 19 and 18 and collected the third gold for best overall stableford of 37.

Grey Power Ashburton On Monday 17th February Vice President Ruth Thomas welcomed approximately 50 members to the First General meeting of Grey Power Ashburton for 2014. Ruth was taking the meeting as President Joy Jaine is on leave of absence for health reasons. A short silence was held in remembrance of the following members who have recently passed away; Mr Burrel, Mr Sheehan, and Mr Whiting. An apology was received from Ann Gamblin, this was accepted. Ruth advised those present that Federation was interested to hear from members who had recently had problems with waiting lists for elective surgery. Forms with the questions are available from the secretary. Also the Warm up NZ Project still has funds available for free insulation for people who qualify for a community Services card. Ruth then introduced Rachael Boyd

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Dr Bryan Sykes of Edinburgh in action during the English Silver and Bronze Medal tournament at the Waireka Croquet Club. far away as Edinburgh and Canada. Thanks to the input from members they were all treated like Royalty and thoroughly enjoyed their stay in Ashburton. On the Wednesday before the tournament our new stainless steel hoops were positioned – a job which took most of the day but has certainly upgraded our equipment. To cap all the above activity off the Association Referee Brian Monckton

(Chapman) the local Road Safety Coordinator. Rachael made a very good presentation on the process of obtaining a renewal of you driving license for those over 75 and older. She also covered aspects of road safety for those using mobility vehicles and just general road safety. There were several questions relating to local problems of obtaining certificates from local doctors, and the questions asked at these interviews. Other questions covered passing lane manoeuvres; bad experiences at pedestrian crossings; the use of indicators at roundabouts; and the difficulty of studying the complex road code. Dick MacDonald passed a vote of thanks and presented Rachael with a basket of fruit and vegetables. The raffle was drawn, and Rose Stead entertained on the piano while afternoon tea was prepared. The meeting closed at 3.00. The speaker at the meeting on 17th March will be Andy Dickerson from Canterbury DHB.

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College Cricket Club A big thank you to Harry Ferguson who made his debut for the firsts at the weekend. Harry was lining up for a big day watching the Auckland nines (his normal team had the bye) until he got the big “help” phone call as one off the first went home crook and– thanks Harry it was appreciated. It looks like coach Dave Naldrett’s stern words after Gold’s big loss the week before sunk in when Gold travelled to take on Methven at home. Gold fielded first and took regular wickets to dismiss the home team for 78. Gareth Hunt was the main destroyer taking five wickets for six runs, Harry Watson snared three and Jayden Reid picked up the other. Things didn’t look too good when Gold were suddenly in trouble at 14 for 3 wickets then Hunt (13) and Luke Tod 20 not out, almost got them home but it was left up to captain Oliver Adlam to finish the game with a quick fire 14 (two fours and a six!). Red is still struggling for players and managed to field a team of six regular players, two from Green (who had the

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First we need to congratulate Wendy Suttie and Simon Fleetwood for their selection in the development rep games Monday. MSA Ladies Triples won by Raoina Isherwood Melva Middleton and Joyce Thomas. Well done Girls. Wednesday at Hinds Ruth Smith Raiona Isherwood Melva Middleton and Joyce Thomas were 4th. They were also 3rd in the fancy dress but you should have seen the Rakaia Ladies that won the fancy dress they were all dressed up as smurfs. Blue faces and all they looked awesome. We had our Lock Cup for over 60/s on Thursday. This was kindly sponsored by Methven Seed Cleaning, Textile Bags and Sacks and Mainland Seeds thank you for your Sponsorship. The winners 1st M Smallridge P Whinham R Milne and M Anderson. 2nd B White B Holdom J Cartright and N Woods. 3rd A Hill M Middleton G Turnbull and A Holmes. 4th J Brooker E Cridge M Cunningham and E Millar. Now Club Championship results. Mens Section Winners are: Singles Craig Carter Jim Lattimore Rob Fensom. Pairs Graham Brooker and Noel Bilby Rob Fensom and Jeff Limbrick. Triples Craig Carter Jeff Nowell Simon Fleetwood, Neil Owen Alan Hill and Matt Markham. Ladies - Singles Ruth Smith.

took four members for their umpire and referees badges. Congratulations to Logan McCorkindale for achieving his umpires badge in association croquet and Raylene Phillips for managing to resit hers.  Eva Kircher and Audrey Leath were successful in gaining their Referees Badge for Golf Croquet. Well done. The club is in good spirit and facing plenty more activity before the season ends in April.

Pairs Melva Middleton and Wendy Suttie, Maureen Sullivan and Raiona Isherood. Triples Maureen Sullivan Raiona Isherwood and Melva Middleton, Ruth Smith Wendy Blackwell and Mary Stone. Coming Events On Saturday 22nd we have our DAVE MCLAUGHLIN ½ day open fours we need more entries for this. 1st March C/C triples at Rakaia 2nd march C/C pairs at Ashburton The Junior Ladies Lynnlee Smith The Ladies Mary Stone Triples Until next week when I will have the finals to report BYE

Mid Canterbury Ladies Probus President Jean welcomed members to the first meeting of the year of the Mid Canterbury Ladies Probus Club. The National Anthem was sung, birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated.  The Almoner’s report was read.    The mini speaker was Gwen, who told of the many travels she had made on her own.  England, then a rental car in Ireland, this caused many challenges.  Roundabouts, road works, getting lost and so on.    There was a bomb scare at Paddington Station.   Next was a visit to the Isle of Man as her husband’s ancestors had come from there.   Her second major overseas trip was to a wedding in France.   Her advice to any contemplating travel on their own, to just go!  Congratulations were extended to Daphne on the Premier Award for her garden.  Karen reminded members that the Annual General Meeting is coming up and new members are wanted for the committee.    After morning tea the main speaker was Christine from Driving Miss Daisy, who was introduced by Janice.  This is a national franchise, there are 60, with more coming.  This job provides lots of variety.  It was started about five years go.   Christine saw this in Canada and thought it was a fantastic idea.   A lot of work comes through ACC.  It involves some early starts, she has regular elderly clients.  She also provides other services, such as helping with supermarket shopping, even getting fish and chips.  Her car is equipped with walking frames and wheelchairs.  The charges are not expensive.    Christine is hoping to get another car soon.  The work is seven days a week, available anytime but three more staff are needed.  It is a personalised service.    Colleen thanked Christine for her address.  Jean closed

MSA Outdoor Bowls Triples Tournament on February 10th with a chilly start to the day it was pleasing to witness a happy lot of faces.  Unfortunately so many tournaments and games have been postponed through inclement weather but thank you to those who still wish to participate.  The Annual M.S.A Tournament was sponsored by Jo-Anne Chapman. Winners were: 1st R. Isherwood, M. Middleton, J. Thomas (Methven)    2nd: J. Kingsbury, J. Ryke, S. Doig  (Allenton).    3rd D. Gutberlet,G. Kelly, O. Collins (Ashburton) 4th R. Bennett, D. King, D. Vanderweg (Rakaia) Ditch to Ditch: was won by Jo Dennis. After the tournament the green was again in use for the playing of the Men’s Championship Triples Final.  For the ‘Rent a Crowd” who stayed to watch, were treated to an exciting and closely fought match.  Both Teams were evenly matched and it was hard for anyone to predict a winner. After playing an extra end they then had to go into another extra end which finally decided a winner.  The Men’s Champion Triples winners are Dave Muir (s) Guildford Lane, Larry Neal.  Runners/up  Alan Stead(s) Robin Petrie, Don Eaden.  Congratulations to both teams on the playing of a most entertaining final with some outstanding shots from both teams. Saturday February 15th the 2/3’s continued. This week was played against Papanui at home and although weather was perfect the results were not. Section (1) and the Team of Syd Harrison(s), Barry Stott,Hamish Nish were the only team to keep the flag flying by winning 18—4, Still in Section (1) Ray Mitchell(s) Joan Hardy, Margaret Watson Lost 15—18 Section (2)  did not improve the situation and Brian Lynn(s) Joyce Cleghorn, Rene Devereux lost 11—17, While John Argyle(s) Ronnie Cockburn Trevor Nish followed suit and also lost 14—21.  Just a further reminder ladies   for the visit to Pleasant Point and the  challenge for “Grammy Bear” if you wish to go please write names on blackboard in Ladies Committee Room, or Phone Marie Harnett 308 3150.  Date of visit 11th March. Hopefully more to report  next week. Happy Bowling All—Good Health—Take Care. Tea Duty February 25th—27th  Sheilagh Blyth 

Rakaia Garden Club Rakaia Garden Club held its monthly meeting on the Monday 10th February at the Community Hall. The speakers for the day were Margaret & Dick Bennett from Ashburton who spoke about fuchsia growing. A large and enthusiastic group enjoyed the humour and banter as well as the information given during the next 40 minutes. The Bennett’s photos of their own fuchsias have been used for the latest national Fuchsia Society calendar. Over the last few years 70 new varieties have been introduced, a lot in darker colours. Tips were given on growing fuchsias; they like light shade but will tolerate sun and like moisture. The Bennetts use Thrive every fortnight as a liquid food for the plants After 58 years of gardening together Margaret and Dick, are well experienced to be official National Fuchsia judges. After the meeting, the dozens of labeled cuttings of different fuchsias in bloom were left for the taking. Most of us went away with a couple of these to try and grow. Competitions - Decorative: 1st Pat Duncan, 2nd Wendy Irwin, 3rd Gail Schat Bloom of the Month: 1st Pat Duncan, 2nd Trish Molloy, 3rd Faye Howard Flowering Shrub: 1st R McGurk, 2nd A Copland, 3rd B Kingsbury Bloom under 5cm: 1st Trish Molloy, 2nd Pat Duncan, 3rd R McGurk Bloom over 5cm: 1st Trish Molloy, 2nd Faye Howard, 3rd M Hanrahan Cluster: 1st Gail Schat, 2nd A Copland, 3rd Trish Molloy Spike: 1st Gail Schat, 2nd Faye Howard, 3rd M Cutforth Produce: 1st Wendy Irwin, 2nd Gail Schat, 3rd Pam Dolan Next meeting: Monday, March 10th. Meet outside Community Centre at 10.20am for garden tour of Leeston area. For more information please phone Jean ph 3035033.


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Draws ■ BOWLS

Hampstead Bowling Club Skips names that have entered in the Anstiss Cup Fours to be played on Sunday 23rd February 9am start. Whites to be worn, own lunch. Kindly sponsored by Russell Anstiss Ltd B. Holdom, M. Skilling Temuka, B. Marsh, P. Collins, M. Anderson, M. Grice, M. Smallridge, C. Dennis, D. Muir, G. Clarke, J. Ryk, T. Inwood, S. Clarke. Two more teams would be great if possible.

■ GOLF Ashburton Golf Club Harvey Norman Classic February 22 and 23 Morning 1st Tee: 8.00 G Brown & D Fisher, T Kingsbury & J Hurst, 8.07 D Hinton & V Moore, C Trott & K Shaw, 8.22 R Carlson & S Carlson, M Wackrow & L Wackrow. 8.30 E Sullivan & J Ackerley, S Reid & R Gallagher. 8.45 M Carter & K Fox, A MacGregor & S Bradford. 9.00 H Argyle & D Engelbrecht, +2 others. 9.15 E Porter & B Watkins, L Small & D Simmons. 10thTee: 8.00 C Bull & A Peck, C Paulin & J McLaren. 8.07 G Crawford & S Bea-

ven, M O’Callaghan & M Trewavas. 8.22 J Guildford & H Hawksby, S Lemon & B Fechney. 8.30 G Kean & J Kean, J Power, L Pollock. 8.45 S McCloy & K Venmore, L Cawte & M Banks. 9.00 B Donaldson & S Stratford, D Hewitt & J Hewitt. 9.15 Sponsors Time. Afternoon 1st Tee: 11.45 P Bradford & B Hawksby, S Anderson & B Smith. 11.52 P Bell & J Senior, J Williams & K McAuliffe. 12.00 P May & K Clucas, G Sparrow & N Sutton. 12.07 T Tuakeu & M Kaitao, T Bain & L Harvey. 12.15 S Bennett & P Macauley, P Fergus & J Hobbs. 12.22 K Turner & M Daniel, J Moses & P Walker. 12.30 PK Ngutu & R Leith, M Hickman & B Rutter. 12.37 P Greer & A Middleton, R Greer & G Greer. 12.45 G Rennie & T Clarke, J Williamson & G Smith. 12.52 B Grant & L Moore, P Marshall & S Pearce. 1.00 B Nuttall & R Nuttall, G Russell & B Day. 10th Tee:: 11.45 K Brown & J Gutsall, L McGee & J Smith, 11.52 C Grant & R Cockburn, R O’Neil & S Richards. 12.00 B Clarke & M Isaacs, B MacGregor & H Niles. 12.07 M Douglas & A Tindall, D Green & R Bell. 12.15 A Hopwood & V Carr, G Jansen & P Hunt. 12.22 R Lopez & T Muller, D Allan & M Beach. 12.30 W Bruce & H Lovett, J Evans & M Wederell. 12.37 D Young & M Kamate, C Mapu & J Ruben. 12.45 B Collins & E Collins, C Knight & S Kennedy 12.52 Sponsors Time. Please report in at least 20mins before starting time

Sunday will be on opposite starting Tee. Post entries still being taken. For Entries or any other queries contact Paddy on 3089022

Ashburton Ladies Mid-Week Ladies February 25 As our course is closed next week, we are playing at the Rakaia Golf Club at 9 am. We will meet at the Ashburton Golf car park at 8.15 am to car pool and travel to Rakaia.

Tinwald Women’s Golf February 25 Pat McLauchlan (all irons) 9 Hole Women 1st 2J’s Cup (Stroke and Putting) Meeting Club House 8.30 Disc Draw 9am Start Starters C Shanks, P Ellis Cards J .Undy, B Harris A.M Tea Duty J Cartwright P M Tea Duty J Vander Heide D Wellman

■ SOFTBALL Mid Canterbury Softball February 22 T Ball - 9:00 T1 Wakanui Whackers v Longbeach Stars; T2 Allenton Yellow Sox v Tinwald Dolphins; T3 Hampstead Blue v Netherby Strikers; Hinds Hawks v Ashburton Christion School Flyers.

10:00 T1 Hampstead Yellow v Longbeach Strikers; T2 Allenton Blue Sox v Borough Red; T3 BNZ Rakaia Royals v Allenton Red Sox; T4 Borough Black v St Joseph Tigers. Under 11 - 9:00 D3 Allenton White Sox v ADC Cubs, Panthers to umpire; D1 Tinwald Black Sox v Metalcorp Hampstead Allstars, Demons to umpire; D2 Netherby Black Sox v JFM Rakaia Red Sox,Rakaia to umpire. Under 13 - 10:30 D3 ADC Bluejays v Ashburton City Tigers, Hampstead to umpire; D2 Bridgestone Rakaia Ravens v Fairfield Juniors, Demons to umpire; D1 ADC Cardinals v Pirates,  Fairfield to umpire Seniors - 1:00 D4 Bedrock Panthers v Nosh Hampstead Hawks; D1 Fairfield Marines v ADC Rebels. 3:00 D1 ADC Rustys v ADC Renegades

■ TENNIS Mid Canterbury Open Grade Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre February 22 A Reserve 12.15pm Allenton v Hampstead Ferns; Methven v Hampstead Blue; Rakaia v Foothills Flyers A Grade 1.30pm Tinwald v Allenton;  Hampstead v Hinds; Dorie bye

Results ■ BOWLS

Ashburton Bowling Club RSA Indoor Bowlers Visit  February 18 1st John Smart, Carl Andrew, Janet Johnston and Anne Stroud. 3 wins   2nd  Roy Keeling, Monica Barnes, Betty Deiley and Melva Clucas 2 wins 1 draw.  3rd  Annette  Blain,  Alison Gibbs,  Delma Sutton and  Alma Smith. 2 wins.

■ GOLF Tinwald Women Golf February 18 Stroke Phyl Ellis nett 68; Kirsty Mc Aulliffe nett 71; Marilyn Bennett nett 72c/b; Linda Mc Clea nett72; Diane Lowe nett 73c/b; Joe Peacock nett 73c/b; Mara Kennedy nett 73 c/b; Sonjia Mee nett 73c/b Nearest The Pins No 6 Stables Restaurant J Beardsley; No 12 Hair by Mac& Maggie Mara Kennedy; No 2 Dairy Business Centre Mara Kennedy; No 16 2nd Shot Outdoor Adventure Shirley Young. Two’s J Peacock, S Young 9 Hole Ladies Stroke Round Pauline Boon nett 36 c/b; Nancy Costin nett36; Madge Sherriff nett 37

M5 Manawatu harness Today at Manawatu Raceway

Manawatu H R C meeting at Manawatu Raceway on February 20. NZ Meeting number : 5. Doubles : 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10. Trebles : 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10. 1 5.55pm (NZT) R H RACING MANAGEMENT HANDICAP TROT $6500, 4yo+ c1 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 23240 Hector McFeckle (1) fr.....................S Doody 2 32246 Miss Middleton (2) fr ......................S Phelan 3 62005 Two Wishes (3) fr .......................... F Cossey 4 66722 Speedy Earl (4) fr ................................B Butt 5 08020 Desert Storm (U1) fr ........................B Taylor 6 x9190 My Mums Astar (1) 10................. S Kane (J) 7 25061 Palais Royal (2) 10 ...................K Chittenden 8 77460 Latent (3) 10..................................Z Butcher 9 97892 Sunbrite (4) 10 .................... S Abernethy (J) 10 40614 Thanks Charlie (5) 10 .................. S Dickson 11 88008 Rarangi Jewel (1) 20 .....................B Weaver 12 18281 Quite Easy Damit (2) 20................T Mitchell 13 51251 Foray (1) 40........................... A Poutama (J) 14 62019 Silver Stream (1) 50 .................. J Abernethy 15 46303 Damit Invasion (U1) 50 ..............P Ferguson 2 6.17pm VENUS BLOODSTOCK FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ f&m c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 65436 Sheza Bright Star (1) fr ............... S Kane (J) 2 0827 Magic Daze (2) fr .................. A Poutama (J) 3 50790 Sikeda (3) fr ..................................Z Butcher 4 76069 Capital El (4) fr .......................... J Abernethy 5 7972 Alta Michaela (5) fr .............. S Abernethy (J) 6 24152 Righteous Royale (6) fr ..................S Phelan

7 68 Artistic Princess (7) fr.................P Ferguson 8 34543 Taittinger Rose (21) fr ............. J Thomas (J) 9 46009 Significant Anvil (22) fr ........................B Butt 3 6.45pm SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 29433 Classic Bet (1) fr ........................P Ferguson 2 2x532 Big Slow (2) fr .....................................B Butt 3 P Seymour (3) fr ...............................S Butcher 4 72x45 Real Life Hero (4) fr..........................B Taylor 5 20995 Aces Fella (5) fr ............................ S Dickson 6 92557 Travelling Man (6) fr ............. D Ferguson (J) 7 00233 Spanish Lustre (7) fr ......................S Phelan 8 92545 Cassidy Paige (21) fr.....................Z Butcher 4 7.10pm WEATHERMASTER MANAWATU HANDICAP TROT $6000, 3yo+ c0, c1 with cond. spechcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 8 Katieellen Castleton (1) fr .............Z Butcher 2 x4786 Wywurri (2) fr ................................S Lawson 3 70P03 Cheeky Charlie (3) fr .....................B Weaver 4 34430 Mistress Castleton (4) fr .................S Phelan 5 56 Jed Star (5) fr ...................... S Abernethy (J) 6 9x005 Classy Chassis (U1) fr ........................B Butt 7 x7602 Tuinfro (U2) fr ........................ A Poutama (J) 8 65985 Pricilla P (1) 30..............................S Butcher 9 09654 John Joseph (2) 30 ..................... W Fleming 10 790x4 Tumundal (3) 30 ........................... S Dickson 11 16587 Consentual (U1) 30 ................... J Abernethy 12 60079 Sudon Speed (U2) 30 ....................E Phelan 5 7.35pm NAYLOR LAWRENCE & ASSOCIATES MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m

1 22330 Gilted (1) fr ................................ J Abernethy 2 7x704 Living By Chance (2) fr ....... S Abernethy (J) 3 44P48 Energizer (3) fr ..............................B Weaver 4 98424 Ashley H (4) fr ............................P Ferguson 5 06833 Mach Cullen (5) fr .........................Z Butcher 6 00500 Golden Billion (6) fr .......................S Butcher 7 09900 Pescado (7) fr................................T Mitchell 8 55966 Bettor Backim (21) fr ........................B Taylor 9 03x59 Seven Blue Chips (22) fr ................S Phelan 10 0 Westburn Jewel (23) fr ..................S Lawson 6 8.00pm VISIQUE NAYLOR PALMER OPTOMETRISTS MOBILE PACE $7500, 4yo+ c2 to c6 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 70416 Sobek (1) fr ...................................B Weaver 2 80010 Motu Just In Time (2) fr ........ D Ferguson (J) 3 95514 Iwannabebig (3) fr .........................S Lawson 4 21755 Machie Mach (4) fr ........................Z Butcher 5 64351 Monets Daughter (5) fr .......... A Poutama (J) 6 56333 Beckinsale (6) fr .........................P Ferguson 7 76162 Rocknroll Lass (7) fr .......................S Phelan 8 51567 Shortys Desire (21) fr....................S Butcher 9 01895 Caesar’s Flame (22) fr .............. J Abernethy 7 8.25pm OUTBACK TRADING MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ c2 +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 45123 Justalittlebettor (1) fr ...........................B Butt 2 80010 Motu Just In Time fr ..................... Scratched 3 26981 Threestones (2) fr ......................P Ferguson 4 21102 Chanelle Bromac (3) fr ......... D Ferguson (J) 5 01271 Bettors Card (4) fr ..........................S Phelan 6 76106 Crusader Courage (5) fr ................B Weaver 7 24788 Jonny Wilkinson (6) fr....................S Butcher 8 13095 Superior Desire (21) fr ..................Z Butcher

9 94721 Immortal Me (22) fr .......................T Mitchell 10 61324 Aces N Eights (23) fr ................. J Abernethy 8 8.50pm BUCKLE’S BIRTHDAY BASH MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 46768 Jack Bates (1) fr ................... D Ferguson (J) 2 09889 Mahogany (2) fr........................K Chittenden 3 84600 Westburn Creed (3) fr ...................S Lawson 4 05294 Benji Maguire (4) fr ............. S Abernethy (J) 5 90500 Independent Anvil (5) fr............... S Kane (J) 6 50695 Dashing Dane (6) fr....................... F Cossey 7 63965 Elsu Attack (7) fr .....................A Shutkowski 8 03860 Cabo Wabo (21) fr .........................T Mitchell 9 27916 Major Donegal (22) fr ..........................B Butt 10 34435 Get Holme Tyron (23) fr.................Z Butcher 11 99004 Winsome Falcon (24) fr ..............P Ferguson 12 661 Westburn Endure (25) fr.................S Phelan 13 00542 Eyre Hostess (26) fr .............. A Poutama (J) Emergency: Mahogany 9 9.15pm DEANS & ASSOCIATES MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 90236 Gotta Go Armbro (1) fr .............. J Abernethy 2 39597 Pilot Officer (2) fr ...........................B Weaver 3 78160 Lola Jones (3) fr ..................................B Butt 4 43799 Gamblers Delight (4) fr ...................S Phelan 5 10000 Sublime Lustre (5) fr ............... J Thomas (J) 6 09214 Thunderbird Tara (6) fr ..................S Lawson 7 86185 Darjeeling Bromac (7) fr ........ A Poutama (J) 8 80505 Megatron (21) fr ............................ F Cossey 9 77356 Kotare Kano (22) fr........................Z Butcher 10 61752 Sweet Ava (23) fr ................ S Abernethy (J) 11 34040 No Liability (24) fr ................. D Ferguson (J) 12 28338 Fifteen Six (25) fr ..........................T Mitchell

10 9.45pm JIM CURTIN RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 90007 Karitane Whisper (1) fr ........................B Butt 2 67007 Westburn Warrior (2) fr..................S Lawson 3 44468 Salvador (3) fr ...............................T Mitchell 4 6815P Courage Du Fair (4) fr .......... D Ferguson (J) 5 46406 Gotta Go Justdoit (5) fr ............. J Abernethy 6 32853 Flyin Louie (6) fr .............................S Phelan 7 78903 Thats Bettor (7) fr ................ S Abernethy (J) 8 80223 Mister Dann (21) fr ........................Z Butcher 9 67507 Bettabe Fast (22) fr ....................P Ferguson 10 09889 Mahogany (23) fr......................K Chittenden 11 41214 Starry Delight (24) fr.............. A Poutama (J) Picks Race 1: Foray, Quite Easy Damit, Hector McFeckle, Speedy Earl Race 2: Taittinger Rose, Righteous Royale, Alta Michaela, Magic Daze Race 3: Big Slow, Classic Bet, Spanish Lustre, Real Life Hero Race 4: Tuinfro, Mistress Castleton, Classy Chassis, Cheeky Charlie Race 5: Mach Cullen, Ashley H, Energizer, Gilted Race 6: Rocknroll Lass, Monets Daughter, Iwannabebig, Sobek Race 7: Threestones, Justalittlebettor, Chanelle Bromac, Aces N Eights Race 8: Jack Bates, Major Donegal, Eyre Hostess, Get Holme Tyron Race 9: Gotta Go Armbro, Fifteen Six, Sweet Ava, No Liability Race 10: Mister Dann, Gotta Go Justdoit, Flyin Louie, Starry Delight

9 7.50pm FLAIR NZ BRED FEATURE R/A, 520m

12 9.05pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting at Addington Raceway on Feb 20. 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 4.43pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C3, 295m 1 33735 Starburst Benny 17.55 M G & ........... S Hurd 2 58833 Sosan 17.43 .................................C Roberts 3 48226 Homebush Craig 17.29 ...................... I Kaye 4 37556 Cawbourne Plunge 17.71 .........J McInerney 5 13658 Sea Spray Tich 17.50 C & .................. Fagan 6 12452 Fleur Du Liys 17.57 ...................R Blackburn 7 54635 Mildred Lillian 17.47 ..........................M Flipp 8 13822 Another Jewel 17.32 .................J McInerney 9 78538 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn 10 68877 No Undies Sundy nwtd .............J McInerney 2 5.00pm (NZT) SHIRLEY VET CLINIC DASH C4, 295m 1 53852 Red Carpet 17.29...........................G Cleeve 2 67466 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 3 73485 Turbo Tundra 17.57 M G & ................ S Hurd 4 63663 Wandy Chick 17.36 ........................G Cleeve 5 45116 Botany Prancer 17.20 ...............J McInerney 6 45452 Know Charity 17.35........................G Cleeve 7 66357 Sheza Gamble 17.33 W &................. Nissen 8 51433 Team Dream 17.44 C & ..................... Fagan 9 48377 Opawa Rufus 17.34 S &..................B Evans 10 88885 Another Colt 17.19 ....................J McInerney 3 5.25pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK DASH C3, 295m 1 17785 Blue Gale Rise 17.28 ....................... B Dann 2 32477 Wandy Feather 17.39 M G & ............ S Hurd

3 18148 Angelic Star 17.33.............................J Dunn 4 35835 Ohoka Hart 17.50 ........................ L Waretini 5 11674 Yaldhurst Edward 17.38 ............J McInerney 6 26222 Jack’s A Jewel 17.35 ....................C Roberts 7 3338F Star Dreamer 17.34 C & .................... Fagan 8 46347 Waimak Dave 17.60 ..................J McInerney 9 78538 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn 10 78868 Lynny Southcombe 17.29 .........J McInerney 4 5.45pm (NZT) DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY STAKES C3, 520m 1 37158 Lochinvar Camaro 30.40 ..............C Roberts 2 62733 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 3 44567 Cawbourne War 30.22 .................C Roberts 4 24342 Banbit 30.57 B & .............................. T Shaw 5 27645 Joyville 30.58 ............................J McInerney 6 35776 Homebush Violet 30.41 .............J McInerney 7 76226 Cawbourne Crazy nwtd................C Roberts 8 63513 Jibbajabba Jewel 30.46................C Roberts 9 26668 Celestrial Magic 30.27 J & ..............D Fahey 10 55425 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney 5 6.05pm (NZT) CTV SPRINT C3, 295m 1 26163 Excuse Please 17.35 .................. J McMillan 2 25567 Elki 17.31 .................................Matt Roberts 3 43651 Botany Pete nwtd ......................J McInerney 4 82854 Kin Nikki 17.26 ............................. L Waretini 5 11125 Hanna The Spanna 17.23 .................J Dunn 6 26137 Bad Week 17.33........................J McInerney 7 34627 Gorilla On Drums 17.31 ...................A Joyce 8 23746 My Foolish Heart 17.52 H & ................Taylor 9 78538 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn 10 88668 Smash Amego 17.60 M G & ............. S Hurd 6 6.30pm (NZT) KOLORFUL KANVAS SPRINT C5,

295m 1 67143 Billy West 17.18 .....................M K Dempsey 2 12671 Dillmanstown 17.36...........................J Dunn 3 35452 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 4 25611 Cawbourne Jelly 17.19 W & .............. Nissen 5 74331 Pick The Tip 17.07 .......................... D Voyce 6 1215x Starburst Josh 17.04 M G & .............. S Hurd 7 71247 Not A Know 17.22 ........................A Waretini 8 41363 Homebush Mayhem 17.26 ........J McInerney 9 47526 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 10 23677 Homebush Churro 17.29...........J McInerney 7 6.55pm YALDHURST HOTEL STAKES C3/4, 520m 1 16658 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 2 43336 Opawa Jed 30.06 J & ......................D Fahey 3 73661 Hustler Ambition 30.58....... Melissa Roberts 4 73543 Opawa Bro 30.38 L & ......................... Wales 5 76825 Homebush Chopper 30.60 ........J McInerney 6 78647 Bigtime Kelina 30.36 M & ..................Jopson 7 51626 Botany Kevin 30.56 ...................J McInerney 8 72854 Laudable 30.48 .............................R Adcock 9 26668 Celestrial Magic 30.27 J & ..............D Fahey 10 23686 Pseudonym 30.52 .....................R Blackburn 8 7.25pm CAROL’S TAB SPRINT C5, 295m 1 64374 Homebush Edith 17.21 .............J McInerney 2 14144 Oscar Tuivasa 17.23........................L Philips 3 x3351 Take No Prisoner 17.17 .................G Cleeve 4 84276 Know Jealousy 17.29 .....................G Cleeve 5 11138 Dixie Lee 16.91 .........................R Blackburn 6 22177 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 7 12221 Drysdale 17.17 ....................................A Lee 8 67134 Yabba Yabba 17.33 H &.......................Taylor 9 23775 Arkaden 17.44...............................R Adcock 10 21888 Cawbourne Porshe 17.27 W & .......... Nissen

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

21124 Jinja Ruby 30.16 J & .......................D Fahey 44311 Harlem Haka 30.51 ...................J McInerney 51742 Andrea 30.43 ................................R Adcock 43112 Mr. Jimmy 30.81 ............................R Adcock 27718 Speedy Kazza 30.46 .................J McInerney 11743 Opawa Stretch 30.33 J & ................D Fahey 72433 What I Like 30.59 ......................J McInerney 57285 Opawa Mez 30.37 J & .....................D Fahey 46262 Carat’s Prince 30.38 J & .................D Fahey 21124 Ambilight 30.67 J & .........................D Fahey 10 8.15pm I PAVE CONCRETE SPRINT C4, 295m 1 56142 Sprinkles 17.33 .........................J McInerney 2 11111 Quedrago 17.28 C & .......................... Fagan 3 68776 Isabelle Domain 17.21 ..............J McInerney 4 42643 Rusty Knife 17.32 W & ...................... Nissen 5 86824 Know Escape 17.02 .......................G Cleeve 6 66771 Georgie Wong 17.16 ......................... J Rush 7 86823 Campaigner 17.15 H & .......................Taylor 8 x8666 Know Favours 17.37 ......................G Cleeve 9 27637 Cawbourne Dasher 17.19 W & ......... Nissen 10 58577 Wandy Hallee 17.29 .......................G Cleeve 11 8.40pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ DASH C5, 295m 1 45125 Trans Tasman 17.23 ..................R Blackburn 2 42673 Bugsy Bangles 17.16 B & ................ T Shaw 3 x8343 Wandy Luck 17.44 .........................G Cleeve 4 65251 Know Pride 17.26...........................G Cleeve 5 71652 Sting Me 17.12 M G &....................... S Hurd 6 27353 Mr. Whippy 17.17 W & ....................... Nissen 7 13136 Iona Haka 17.44........................J McInerney 8 11131 Damarjo 17.09 H & .............................Taylor 9 88241 Sophie’s Terra 17.10 C & ................... Fagan 10 28773 Fly Canary Fly 17.74 .................J McInerney

1 68547 Cawbourne Chief 17.39 M G & ......... S Hurd 2 12357 Will Excite 17.36 .......................... L Waretini 3 15846 Wandy Boiler 17.33 ........................G Cleeve 4 76555 Stolen Money nwtd ........................G Cleeve 5 12786 John Dory 17.45........................J McInerney 6 84466 Explodable 17.27 ..............................M Flipp 7 31211 Cawbourne Tomcat 17.18 W &.......... Nissen 8 61572 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 9 68854 Mer De Noms 17.32 ..................R Blackburn 10 668x6 Ate Pizza 17.18 .................................J Dunn Picks Race 1: Mildred Lillian, Sosan, Starburst Benny, Fleur Du Liys, Criniti’s Race 2: Know Charity, Team Dream, Red Carpet, Swip And Tear, Wandy Chick Race 3: Angelic Star, Star Dreamer, Jack’s A Jewel, Blue Gale Rise, Wandy Feather Race 4: Cawbourne War, Jibbajabba Jewel, Banbit, Homebush Violet, Lochinvar Camaro Race 5: Hanna The Spanna, Bad Week, Elki, Excuse Please, Gorilla On Drums Race 6: Starburst Josh, Cawbourne Jelly, Billy West, Pick The Tip, Life’s A Laugh Race 7: Opawa Jed, Hustler Ambition, Opawa Bro, Laudable, Celestrial Magic Race 8: Dixie Lee, Drysdale, Take No Prisoner, Yabba Yabba, Oscar Tuivasa Race 9: Jinja Ruby, Opawa Stretch, Harlem Haka, Mr. Jimmy, Andrea Race 10: Quedrago, Sprinkles, Campaigner, Rusty Knife, Know Escape Race 11: Damarjo, Trans Tasman, Sting Me, Wandy Luck, Sophie’s Terra.


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■ INTER-PRIMARY TOURNAMENT

In brief Nines injuries galore

Destined for six

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The large injury list from last weekend’s Auckland Nines has been identified as one of the downsides of the inaugural tournament, and Warriors coach Matt Elliott thinks increasing the size of squads from 16 to 20 might help alleviate the risk of injuries at future tournaments. The Warriors were one of the few clubs to emerge unscathed from the weekend’s action. Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote (knee), Manly’s David Williams (knee) and Souths’ Luke Keary (torn pectoral muscle) all suffered serious injuries that will put them out for some time and others like Jarrod Mullen, Todd Carney and David Stagg are struggling to make the start of the NRL season. - APNZ

NZ U19s thumped

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Hinds Primary School’s Jed Syme eyes up a big shot during the Mid Canterbury Year 5/6 Inter-Primary School Cricket Tournament at the Ashburton Domain yesterday. Hinds lifted the Mid Canterbury Cricket year 5/6 trophy

by a solitary run last year in a tense final against Allenton, but Allenton returned in 2014 to sweep through the tournament unbeaten and claim the trophy with a 33-run win over Tinwald, former winners of the trophy.

Tinwald had made three consecutive finals, winning in 2011 before finishing fifth last year. They made it back to the big game again but were outclassed by Allenton. Longbeach claimed third after beating Hampstead.

The matches had teams bat in pairs facing two overs eachpair, and every player bowling one over with the decisive factor being scoring runs without losing wickets. Every time a wicket is lost a team lost three runs.

■ RUGBY

Hammers have hard Heartland draw By Jonathan Leask

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Defending Meads Cup champions Mid Canterbury host the grand final rematch and a replay of the nail-biting semifinal in this year’s Heartland rugby Championship. The exact dates and order of the draw is yet to be finalised but who Mid Canterbury will meet has been released. The Hammers will host

Buller, arch rivals Wanganui, semi-finalists West Coast, who Mid Canterbury beat with an injury time try to advance to the final, and the grand final rematch with North Otago, where Mid Canterbury will put up the Hanan Shield. Their away fixtures are to Timaru to meet South Canterbury in the other Hanan Shield fixture, to Masterton to meet the other 2013 semi-finalist

Wairarapa Bush, Thames Valley in Paeroa and arguably the hardest of away trips to Ruatoria to face East Coast. The strength of the sides varies from year to year but based on last year’s standings the Hammers meet seven of the top eight teams, with them being the top side. The sides Mid Canterbury won’t meet in the round robin are three of the bottom four

from last year King Country, Horowhenua Kapiti, and wooden spooners Poverty Bay. The biggest match of the season however comes on July 9 when Mid Canterbury will challenge Counties Manukau for the Ranfurly Shield in Pukekohe, the Hammers first challenge in 11 years and 13th attempt at winning New Zealand rugby’s oldest and most prestigious prize.

■ WINTER OLYMPICS

Wells just misses halfpipe medal at Sochi New Zealand freeskier Jossi Wells was supposed to be a medal chance in the slopestyle and used the disappointment of an 11th-placed finish in that event to push for a place on the podium in yesterday’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Wells finished fourth in the halfpipe, narrowly missing out on claiming New Zealand’s first Winter Olympics medal since Annelise Coberger, who won

silver in the slalom in 1992. The Wanaka skier headlined New Zealand’s best day at the Sochi Games; Wells’ brother Beau-James finished sixth in the halfpipe and Lyndon Sheehan was ninth. Shane Dobbin was seventh in the 10,000m speed skating event. Jossi Wells went into the slopestyle ranked fourth in the world but finished a disappointing 11th when he struggled in both runs of the final.

“I wanted some redemption and that’s how it worked out,” he said after finishing fourth in the halfpipe. “I’m feeling pretty happy. I definitely skied the best pipe runs I’ve done ever. “To come fourth is pretty cool for me for a pipe event. I haven’t really been riding a whole lot of pipe recently.” Wells was third after an opening run of 85.60 in the final at the Extreme Park halfpipe in

Rosa Khutor but was pushed down to fourth before his final run when Canadian Mike Riddle scored an impressive 90.60. Wells scored 78.40 on his second run, not enough to get into a medal spot. American David Wise won gold with a 92.00 and Frenchman Kevin Rolland took bronze with 88.60. In the freeski halfpipe discipline, athletes are judged on the degree of difficulty, variety and execution.

New Zealand were beaten by England by 115 runs in their final pool match at the under-19 cricket World Cup in Dubai and will now enter the second-tier playoff competition. England made a slow start to their innings but posted 239 in their 50 overs, with Brett Randell taking 3-57 from 10 overs. New Zealand’s chase got off to a bad start and wickets fell regularly as they slumped to 114 all out in 36.1 overs. Opener Rakitha Weerasundara provided some resistance with 41 but was the only one of the top four to make double figures. They finished third in their pool behind Sri Lanka and England with only one win over the United Arab Emirates and the highest they can finish at the 16-team competition is ninth. They are likely to play Papua New Guinea, who are winless in Group A, in their next match on Sunday.

New Hurricanes The injury concerns dogging the Hurricanes have seen coach Mark Hammett name a handful of new faces in his side to meet the Sharks in Durban on Sunday morning. With loose forwards Victor Vito and Brad Shields both hobbled by knee complaints, Blade Thomson, who made a lone appearance for the Hurricanes off the bench last season, will make his starting debut at No 8. Wider training group member Adam Hill could be in line for a Super Rugby debut via the bench as loose forward cover with the exciting Ardie Savea not named in the matchday squad. Newcomer Hadleigh Parkes will fill the void of a crocked Tim Bateman (knee) at second-five, while rookie Marty Banks will make his Super Rugby debut from fullback.

Hockey bonanza A bumper period of international play is looming for the two Black Sticks teams in the next two months. Confirmation of four home tests for the women’s team against Korea and China provides an ideal lead-in to the inaugural Six Nations tournament in Hastings in April. The games against Korea will be the first for New Zealand in Auckland since before the Olympic Games in 2012. There has been an emphasis on taking the game to the provinces. Hockey New Zealand hopes for a strong turnout at the games, to be played at the Auckland Grammar turf in Mt Eden. Both teams are off to the World Cup in The Hague in May. - APNZ


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■ ROWING

Bond seeking more titles at Karapiro Hamish Bond is looking for a fourth win over Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale in the single sculls this summer at the New Zealand Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro. Bond has had the edge over Drsydale this season, beating him in three previous regattas and after they both qualified fastest in their heats they have set up a fourth showdown. Bond won the first sculls heat by nearly 47 seconds from Ashburton rower Duncan Grant, with his pairs crewmate Eric

Murray in third place. Drysdale eased to victory in his heat, with a time just over a second quicker than Bond produced. Bond has previously claimed the honours in the single at the North Island Club Championships, the Cambridge Town Cup regatta, Christmas Regatta at the same venue in December. They’ll meet again in the final on Saturday. Bond is also contesting the premier men’s pair with James Lasche and took out their heat

to advance directly to the final, while with the southern RPC men’s eight was third in the heat and will look to make up ground in the final. Mayfield’s Emma Dyke is also a member of the southern Regional Performance Centre’s (RPC). Dyke is in the women’s under 22 eight which was third in their heat, was fourth in the under 22 pair and third in the under 20 pair. The RPC is the training ground for the next crop of

New Zealand rowing representatives and with this year’s New Zealand Championships in the middle of the Olympic cycle, with just over two and half years until the 2016 Rio Olympics, the selectors have an eye on the future. “The selectors will be looking for talent which can see our high performance programme through to Rio 2016 but also beyond to Tokyo in 2020,” Rowing New Zealand High Performance Manger Alan Cotter said yesterday.

■ BOWLS

■ RUGBY LEAGUE

NZ , Aust to co-host 2017 league world cup

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Townies take honours on Rakaia greens Methven’s Ruth rolling up at the Rakaia Bowling Club in the Langley Cup yesterday. The cup had seven Mid Canterbury club teams and one Mid Canterbury Sub Centre

side square off with seven Christchurch club sides and a Bowls Canterbury team. The townies took the honours 10-6 but Mid Canterbury salvaged some pride beating the

Canterbury Sub centre team in the final round. The next big competition on the Mid Canterbury calendar is the start of the Champion of Champion series with top

triples teams from around the district playing at Rakaia on Saturday, March 1. The pairs play on the Sunday at the Ashburton Bowling Club greens.

Green close to nailing spot in NZ Golf Open By Jonathan Leask

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Ashburton’s Jordan Green is one good round away from playing the New Zealand Golf Open at The Hills and Millbrook Resort from February 27 to March 2. Green was one of seven golfers to advance from the pre-qualifying event at the

“We want to see these rowers put their best forward this week and make themselves available as we track towards 2016.” Rowing New Zealand plans to take competitive squads to the upcoming world cup events in Sydney, Aiguebelette and Lucerne and the world championships in Amsterdam. Elite and Under-23 triallists will be named on Sunday, with trials happening at Lake Karapiro from March 2-6, with crews expected to be named on March 6.

Christchurch Golf Club, and is among the 25 golfers looking to fill the final 10 spaces for the open in the two final qualifiers, with the South Island event at the Cromwell Golf Club on Tuesday. The North Island final is at the Omaha Beach Golf Club on Monday. Playing in the New Zealand Open is a big goal for Green,

who is eyeing up turning professional like fellow Ashburton golfer Daniel Pearce. Pearce turned professional in November 2012 and will also feature at the New Zealand Open. The final places in the field have been allocated to other non-exempt players who finished in the top 10 in the PGA

of New Zealand Order of Merit from 2013 including Pearce, Richard Lee, Jarred Pender, Grant Moorhead, Fraser Wilkin, Troy Ropiha, Dominic Barson and Doug Holloway. Three young New Zealand professional golfers, Mathew Perry, Ben Campbell and Brad Shilton, have also been given invites.

New Zealand will make a play to host the 2017 rugby league World Cup final after Australia and New Zealand were last night announced as joint hosts for the next tournament. The joint Australasian bid beat off one from South Africa, which was seen as too risky by the Rugby League International Federation. South Africa didn’t play at last year’s tournament and the South African government don’t recognise rugby league as an official sport. Australia and New Zealand have promised to deliver the most profitable World Cup in history - last year’s event exceeded the profits of A$5 million made at the 2008 event hosted by Australia. New Zealand will be guaranteed at least one quarter-final, possibly two, and there’s also a likelihood of hosting one semifinal. “Australia have encouraged us to compete for the final as well,” NZRL chairman Scott Carter said. “There’s a strong likelihood we will host a second quarter-final as well as a semifinal.” The only time New Zealand has hosted the World Cup final was in 1988, when Australia beat the Kiwis 25-12 at Eden Park. The success of last weekend’s Auckland Nines at the same venue was good timing for the joint bid, with rugby league in this country proving they can stage major events. The New Zealand Government are also keen to host global events on a regular basis and they put their backing behind the bid. - APNZ


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Off-road test for conquering Currie By Jonathan Leask

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Braden Currie is waiting to see if there is any juice left in his legs before taking on his next challenge. A week after conquering the 243km Coast to Coast the fastest for his second consecutive title, Currie is down to contest the Moonlight Mountain Marathon in what will be his first off road marathon on Saturday. His off road running ability is quickly becoming that of legend. In the Coast to Coast he showed his unmatched ability on the 33km mountain run to open up a 20 minute lead on fivetime winner Richard Ussher. The 42km marathon distance shouldn’t trouble Currie if he does make the start line, but the fact it will be seven days since he emptied the tank to win the Coast to Coast, and that he “still hasn’t been home” since make him an unlikely starter. Next month Currie has the Motatapu Xterra and is also making plans to contest the Wenzhou Adventure Challenge in China again this year in a team with his brother Glen, Dougal Allan and Coast to Coast women’s champion Jess Simson. Later in the year the Wanaka based athlete will get to race in his own back yard in essentially his own race. Currie is a Red Bull sponsored athlete and has had input into a new event, the two-day Red Bull Defiance multisport race in October. “I was invited to foster the creation and concept behind an event that offers a new facet to multisport,” Currie said. “Based on my experience of team stage racing in China, I was inspired to develop a style of race that offers epic challenge across a variety of terrains with the additional fun element of racing in a team.” The race is a run, kayak and mountain bike race for two person teams, traversing six high country stations with target shooting and elements of rope work added to keep things innovative.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

DAVISON, Alexander – On Tuesday, February 18, at Ashburton Hospital. Much loved son of the late Selina and James, and stepson of Norman Hume. Loved brother, brother in law and companion of Colin and Joyce Davison, the late May and Bob Clucas, the late Donald and Joan Davison, the late Norman and Nell Davison, and the late Joan and Gordon Lill. Loved and admired uncle of all his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and his great great nieces and nephews. Donations to Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Alex’s life will be held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church Oxford Street, Ashburton on SATURDAY, February 22, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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Increasing high cloud. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to 60 km/h, gusting 80 km/h in exposed valleys. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to gale 80 km/h.

Becoming fine during the morning. Northerlies dying out. Late showers possible in South Canterbury with a southerly change.

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Rain developing near the divide, and scattered falls further east, clearing in the afternoon. Northwesterlies tending westerly and about the tops and may rise to severe gale there.

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Mainly fine, a few coastal showers early morning and possibly again in the evening. Winds mainly light.

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Mainly fine, but a few showers later with a southerly change.

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WHITING, Norman – February 15, 2014. Son of May and Allan. Loved brother and brother in law of Ron and Gladys (deceased), June, Murray and Daphne, Joyce and John Harpur, Ian and Colleen, and all his nieces and nephews. Loving memories.

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Whanau Living 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 House Guest 3 0 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 Brendan’s Magical Mystery Tour PGR 0 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Bradley Cooper. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Pokemon – Sinnoh League Victors 3 0 8:15 Doc McStuffins 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Melissa And Joey 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Two And A Half Men AO 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Shake It Up 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

TV THREE

FOUR

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO A woman considers marrying her brother-in-law to honour her dead sister’s final wish. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Oz discusses how tapping into the mind, body and soul can tame blood pressure and heart rate. 2:30 Rachael Ray Tony Bennett and The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper join Rachael. 3:30 The Glee Project 4:30 Would I Lie To You? UK AO 3 5:05 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News 7pm 7:30 8:30 9:30

7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 0 8:30 Schapelle PGR From her prison cell in Bali, Schapelle Corby became Australia’s first multi-media celebrity of the Internet era. Her case became front-page news and continues to polarise opinion. Follow her life changing story. 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

Shortland Street 0 Police Ten 7 0 Motorway Patrol 0 Arrow AO When medicine for Glades Memorial Hospital is hijacked, Oliver gets into a fight with China White and her new partner, the Bronze Tiger. 0 9:30 20/20 0 10:30 The Originals AO

Campbell Live Dream Factory 0 CSI AO 0 N Hens Behaving Badly AO A Nottingham wild child celebrates her big night; a group of women travel to Amsterdam. 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11:05 Seven Dwarves AO 0 12:05 The Vicar Of Dibley 3 0 12:40 Going Going Gone 3 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 Rookie Blue AO 3 0 1am Street Hospital AO 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Primeval AO 3 3:20 Gossip Girl PGR 3 0 4:05 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:10 Underbelly – Badness AO 3 The police get their first major break on locating Anthony Perish, after Frank agrees to go undercover. 0 12:10 F CSI AO 3 0 1:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV

7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30

SKY SPORT 1

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 American Idol 9:30 Reign AO When a plot to kill Bash goes wrong, Queen Catherine is suspected of orchestrating it; Mary offers to help free a wrongly imprisoned, pregnant peasant with a tie to Bash. 10:30 Welcome to Sochi The latest from the Winter Olympics with Hayley Holt and Scotty Stevenson.

11:40 Entertainment Tonight 12:05 Infomercials

11pm Sochi Winter Olympics Freestyle skiing; ice hockey.

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 The Kapa Twenty-four contestants are divided into three teams before facing their first challenge, Choral. 8:30 No Crossover – The Trial Of Allen Iverson AO 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa AO 3 10:30 Te Taua Moana 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Monk PGV 8:55 Most Shocking M 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 NCIS PGV 12:15 Criminal Intent MV 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 Most Shocking M 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:10 Monk PGV 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm CSI MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Hell On Wheels 16VLS 9:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG 10:30 Moonshiners M 11:30 Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets M Noon Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets M 12:30 Nightmare Next Door M 1:30 Evil Kin M 2:30 Bear Grylls – Get Out Alive PG 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Gold Rush – The Dirt PG 7:30 Gold Rush PG 8:30 Bering Sea Gold – Under The Ice PG 9:30 Gold Fever PG 10:30 Porter Ridge M 11pm Fatal Encounters M

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Cash And Cari 1:30 Outland AO 2am Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 2:30 The Pioneer Woman 3am Carter Can 3:30 Dear Genevieve 4am Designer Travel 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Flatmates AO 5:30 Destination Flavour Japan

12:30 Monk PGV 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:35 Law And Order MV 3:30 Hell On Wheels 16VLS 4:20 Criminal Minds 16VS 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

Midnight Disappeared M 1am Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M 1:30 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M 2am Factory Made PG 2:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 5:30 Time Warp PG

10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Cyberchase 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 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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MOVIES PREMIERE 6:15 The Numbers Station 16VL 2013 Thriller. John Cusack, Malin Akerman. 7:45 Profile Of A Killer 16 2012 Thriller. Joey Pollari, Gabriele Angieri. 9:20 Murder On Her Mind PGL 2008 Drama. Annabeth Gish. 10:50 Swinging With The Finkels MLS 2011 Comedy. Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman. 12:15 The Numbers Station 16VL 2013 Thriller. John Cusack, Malin Akerman. 1:45 Profile Of A Killer 16 2012 Thriller. Joey Pollari, Gabriele Angieri. 3:20 Murder On Her Mind PGL 2008 Drama. Annabeth Gish. 4:50 The Haunting Of Bryan Becket ML 2010 Thriller. 6:20 John Carter MV 2012 Action. 8:30 GI Joe – Retaliation MV 2013 Action. 10:20 Father v Son 16S 2010 Comedy. 11:55 The Garden 16V 2006 Horror.

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1:25 The Haunting Of Bryan Becket ML 2010 Thriller. 2:55 John Carter MV 2012 Action. 5:05 Biography – Patrick Dempsey PG 2007 Documentary. 5:55 Father v Son 16S 2010 Comedy.

Reign

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MOVIES GREATS 6:20 The Making Of It’s Complicated M 6:45 The Pursuit Of Happyness ML 2006 Drama. Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 8:40 The Devil Wears Prada PGL 2006 Comedy. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway. 10:30 Shanghai Knights MV 2003 Action. Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson. 12:25 The Pursuit Of Happyness ML 2006 Drama. Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 2:20 What Lies Beneath MVL 2000 Thriller. Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer. 4:30 Miss Congeniality MV 2000 Comedy. Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt. 6:20 In The Line Of Fire MVL 1993 Suspense Thriller. Clint Eastwood, Rene Russo, John Malkovich. 8:30 Cold Mountain 16VS 2003 Drama. Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Renee Zellweger. 11:05 Hope Floats M 1998 Comedy Drama. Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick jr, Gena Rowlands.

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1am Directors – Taylor Hackford PG 1:30 What Lies Beneath MVL 2000 Thriller. 3:40 Cold Mountain 16VS 2003 Drama.

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

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6am The Crowd Goes Wild 6:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 7am Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) 7:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 8am Fox Sports News 8:30 Football – A-League (Highlights) 9am Triathlon – Challenge Wanaka (Highlights) 10am The Crowd Goes Wild 10:30 Ironman – Surf Series Noon Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure 12:30 Sky Sport News UK 1pm Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup (Highlights) 1:30 Adventure Angler 2pm Golf – World Championships (Highlights) 2:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) 4:30 Golf – Champions Tour (Highlights) 5:30 Inside The PGA Tour 6pm Triathlon – Challenge Wanaka (Highlights) 7pm Fox Sports News 8pm The Crowd Goes Wild (Highlights) 8:30 Total Rugby 9pm Golf – World Championships (Highlights) Accenture Match Play Championship – Day One. From The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. 9:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 10pm Sky Sport – What’s On 10:30 Inside the PGA Tour 11pm Ironman – Surf Series 12:30 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) 1am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) 3am Fox Sports News 3:30 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) 5am Basketball – NBL 5:30 Football – A-League

MAORI TV

6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 7am The Hook And The Cook 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am Designer Travel 8:30 Cash And Cari 9am Food Safari 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am American Restoration 11:30 Autospeed Noon Make My Home Bigger 12:30 The Hook And The Cook 1pm Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:25 Hugh’s Big Fish Fight 3:30 Cash And Cari 4pm Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 4:30 The Pioneer Woman 5pm Carter Can 5:30 Dear Genevieve 6pm Designer Travel 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm 20th Century Roadshow 7:30 Bill’s Kitchen – Notting Hill 8:05 Ask The Butcher 8:35 Destination Flavour Japan 9:20 Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast 10:25 Outland AO 11pm 20th Century Roadshow 11:30 Why Not? With Shania Twain

FRIDAY

PRIME 6am Sochi Winter Olympic Update The latest highlights, news, and results from Sochi, Russia. 8:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR A talk show focusing on tough medical questions in an open forum. 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 2pm America’s Got Talent 3 3pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:30 Father Ted PGR 3 Ted, Dougal and Jack go on a summer holiday to Father O’Rourke’s caravan, but their holiday gets off to a sticky start. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Sochi Winter Olympics (Highlights)

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:25 Chuggington 3 8:35 Care Bears 3 8:55 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:10 Bob The Builder 3 9:20 Thomas And Friends 3 9:30 Peppa Pig 3 9:40 Barney And Friends 3 10:05 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Hal and the boys are besieged by bats after Hal brings home an antique armoire; Lois is robbed at work. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR 8pm American Dad PGR 8:30 Bob’s Burgers PGR 9pm South Park AO 3 9:30 N House of Lies AO A management consultant and his high-rolling, lowethics team go to New York to concoct a plan for bankers trying to justify their annual bonuses. 10:45 Lie to Me AO

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6am L Golf – World Championships Accenture Match Play Championship – Day One. From The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. Noon Fox Sports News 12:30 Golf – Asian Tour (Highlights) Qualifying School Final. 1:30 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) 3pm Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – Second Test, Day Five. 3:30 Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure Hosted by cousins Scott and Mig, as they take you to some of New Zealand’s top fishing destinations. 4pm Golf – World Championships (Highlights) Accenture Match Play Championship – Day One. 4:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Sharks v Bulls. 6:30 Sky Sport News UK 7pm L Golf – LPGA Tour Handa Women’s Australian Open – Round Three. From Victoria Golf Club in Cheltenham, Victoria. 11pm Fox Sports News 11:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – Second Test, Day Five.

FRIDAY

Midnight Motorcycling – Superbike Season Preview 1am Fight Night (Replay) Mark Flanagan v Andrew Green. 3am Inside The PGA Tour 3:30 Golf – World Championships (Highlights) Accenture Match Play Championship – Day One. 4am The Crowd Goes Wild 4:30 Total Rugby 5am Sky Sport – What’s On 5:30 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights)

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Perry gets the nod

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Former Mid Canterbury rugby prop Tim Perry will start for the Crusaders tomorrow.

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Former Mid Canterbury prop Tim Perry has been given the nod to start for the Crusaders in the Super 15 opener against defending champion Chiefs in Christchurch tomorrow night. Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has named a team that includes three Crusader debutants plus a fourth in the reserves. Perry, who played his first Super Rugby game last year for the Blues, will make his first start for the Crusaders in the number one jersey. Midfield back Rey Lee-Lo is another player who made his Super Rugby debut last year (for

the Hurricanes) but will run out for the Crusaders for the first time tomorrow. New Zealand Sevens player, Nafi Tuitavake, was named in the Crusaders’ wider training group for this year but has impressed enough during the preseason to make his Super Rugby debut on the wing. He’ll be supported by fellow back and wider training group member Rob Thompson in the reserves. Blackadder said the players had been rewarded for their efforts during the pre-season and he is confident they are up to the task. “We made it clear to players from the outset that our pre-sea-

son games would be viewed as trial matches,” Blackadder said. “We thought it was important to start with a clean slate, put all players on an even footing and ask them to prove themselves before the season started. “These players did that.” Perry will be joined in the front row by seasoned Crusaders Corey Flynn and Owen Franks. All Black locks Sam Whitelock and Dominic Bird make up the locking combination, with fellow All Black Luke Romano as cover. Richie McCaw will captain the team at seven, with brothers George and Luke Whitelock making up the loose forward trio.

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In the backs, Andy Ellis starts at halfback and Tyler Bleyendaal has been given the first run at first five. Ryan Crotty will join Lee-Lo in the midfield. Tuitavake and Johnny McNicholl on the wings with Israel Dagg at fullback. It is a big opportunity for Perry. All Black Wyatt Crockett is essentially the incumbent loosehead at the franchise but Perry has the chance to establish himself before fellow loosehead prop Joe Moody returns to action in March. Moody seriously injured his ankle in the ITM Cup final playing for Canterbury ion the eve

of the All Blacks touring squad announcement, where his name would have been called out. Perry now has the chance to push his way up the pecking order. The full Crusaders team: 1 Tim Perry, 2 Corey Flynn, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 5 Dominic Bird, 6 George Whitelock, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 8 Luke Whitelock, 9 Andy Ellis, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 11 Nafi Tuitavake, 12 Ryan Crotty (vc), 13 Reynold Lee-Lo, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 15 Israel Dagg. Reserves: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Willie Heinz, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Rob Thompson.

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