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Monday, April 22, 2013


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match called off after brawl By Jonathan Leask

Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Alan Burgess said Mr Wragg and his dog were “very, very The owner of an Ashburton lucky” to have escaped unharmed. Triangle business and his pet dog Investigators had established the escaped their building early yes- fire had started near an open fire terday as it was destroyed by fire. unit, and it appeared the premFirefighters from throughout ises had no smoke alarms. Five Mid Canterbury successfully con- fire appliances from Ashburton, tained the fire at Methven and Ashburton Law, Rakaia attended. after emergency The fire had “effecservices were alerttively destroyed” Investigators ed to the blaze by the building, with multiple callers of the damage had established most about 3.15am. to its rear. A neighthe fire had Building owner bouring signage Peter Wragg awoke company, joinery started near after the fire startbuilding and Elite ed and made an Embroidery were all an open attempt to extinuntouched. fire unit guish the blaze, “It is quite a narbefore he and row building, we his dog escaped could get at it but unharmed. it was quite a conHe said yesterday he had man- fined space to deal with the fire. aged to salvage client records, It does create a bit of a challenge, and much information was stored the guys did a good job,” Mr electronically in an internet cloud, Burgess said. so was not lost in the blaze. Ashburton police also attended He planned to have a horse float the blaze and yesterday confirmed outside the business today so he that it had been established early could continue operation without in the investigation that the fire disruption. was not suspicious. By Susan Sandys

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Private Corey Twamley of Ashburton was reunited with his daughter Alex as he arrived home from Afghanistan at the weekend.

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Firefighters successfully contained a blaze at Ashburton Law in the Triangle yesterday, protecting neighbouring businesses.

Baby Alex was just five days old when her dad went off to war. Private Corey Twamley of Ashburton was fighting to give Afghan children the kind of human rights his daughter was born with. When he returned home on Saturday to a hero’s welcome, and to hug the baby girl he’s missed so dearly over the past six months, he said it was worth the fight. “She’s gorgeous, look how long her hair is,” he said as his family showered him with hugs and kisses. Mr Twamley arrived at Christchurch International

Airport about 5pm, with around 60 defence force comrades. Their arrival home marked the end of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team’s decade-long work in the Bamiyan Province. When the Kiwi soldiers arrived in 2003, Taliban rule meant girls were banned from school. Now, half of all pupils are girls and Minister of Defence, Dr Jonathan Coleman, is confident the Afghan authorities are wellplaced to continue the good work of the New Zealand troops. Seeing the smiles of happy school children meant that it was easier for the likes of Mr Twamley to get through his gruelling

deployment. He left New Zealand on October 3, just five days after baby Alex was born. His partner, Jessica Hanright, 24, said life as a new mum was tough at times. But she said Saturday would be like meeting his daughter “for the first time”, and expects he’ll have to ease into the relationship with his first child. Mr Twamley ‘s father Grant, from Ashburton, said he was “flaming proud” of his son and believed the Bamiyan people would be sad at the Kiwi departure. “I just hope all their hard work pays off,” he said. Mr Twamley’s grandmother Margaret of Ashburton said yesterday she and other family mem-


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bers were crying at the airport, they had been so glad to see Corey home safe and well. Corey was staying in Christchurch but she expected he would be back in Ashburton soon. Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Sholto Stephens, was confident the Bamiyan police, who have worked with New Zealand forces for a decade, are wellequipped to continue the work his men had done. “We’re pretty chuffed with what we’ve achieved,” he said. About 40 soldiers with the Theatre Extraction Team remain at Bagram Air Base to continue the final logistics of bringing their gear home over the next month.

The senior B rugby game between Hampstead and Southern was called off after just 20 minutes after an ugly brawl on Saturday left one player with a suspected broken jaw. Mid Canterbury Rugby Union chief executive Ian Patterson confirmed he had received a match called off report and would be starting the official investigation today. “We’ll be looking into the sequence of events that resulted in a match called off report being handed in and if there are any further repercussions,” Patterson said. The Guardian understands the incident started when a Hampstead player made a tackle that the Southern side took exception to, resulting in an onfield melee. “There was a head high tackle, one of those ones that hits the shoulder and slides up, a fair enough penalty but then their (Southern) players flew in like a swarm of bees,” Hampstead senior B manager Dave Waaka said. Mid Canterbury referee Kevin Opele had deemed the tackle to be a dangerous tackle and called for a penalty, but was left watching as things erupted. A skirmish broke out between the two sides and quickly escalated with reports people came in from the side-line, some to join in the fracas while others attempted to stop the fight which raged for several minutes. Southern senior B coach Laurence Rooney didn’t deny his players may have instigated the fight but said his opponents were intent on continuing it. “It stopped and started for what seemed like three or four minutes. Every time it calmed down it would start with another push or shove somewhere else and it was all go again.” Once the situation was finally stopped and the sides were separated, a Southern player was left on the ground with a suspected broken jaw. Referee Opele deemed the situation to be out of control fearing both teams would resort to retaliation tactics, and called an end to the match. The conflicting reports and sequence of events will be thoroughly looked into by the rugby union to determine if any player or players face a date with the judiciary, and the official result will also be under review.

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Youth heed drinking warnings By Sam Morton Mid Canterbury youth appear to be heeding safety messages around bingedrinking, according to local drugs expert Chris Clarke. A recent Ministry of Health survey revealed a general drop in alcohol issues among the nation’s drinkers, particularly the younger population – falling from 84 per cent recorded in 2006-07 to 80 per cent in 2011-12. But despite the modest drop, Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Services general manager Chris Clarke says there is plenty of room to improve local drinking behaviour and further limit the amount of alcohol drunk. “For the majority of people, I think the messages are sinking in or will eventually sink in, if they haven’t already,” Mrs Clarke said. “(But) there will always be people that get themselves into dangerous situations, because of the amount of alcohol

they have consumed. “It’s the old saying, ‘nice people do silly things when they’re drunk’ and unfortunately it can just be a oneoff event that can have devastating effects,” she said. The national survey also found drinkers aged between 18 and 24 were most at risk, with one in four women having found themselves in a hazardous drinking situation in the past 12 months. Among the people who had consumed alcohol in the past year, more than 530,000 or almost 20 per cent of people had recorded hazardous drinking patterns, often putting themselves or others at physical or mental risk. However, Mrs Clarke believes Mid Canterbury residents are drinking more responsibly, although she is disheartened to hear of some occasional situations that ultimately end up in court. “This is not a youth problem ... it’s a community wide issue. The community can only put so much in place, like the alcohol ban, but bringing these

numbers down further is about people taking responsibility for their drinking all the time – not just sometimes,” Mrs Clarke said. “The vital message is to look after your mates and never leave people on their own if they have had a lot of alcohol ... it’s all about the amounts we are drinking, not what we’re drinking.” Mrs Clarke said the organisation had few reports involving 18-24-year-olds and pointed out ACADs addressed the issue annually with high school students throughout the district. “(But), again, education can only do so much and go so far . . . this is about people taking personal responsibility for themselves and the way they think and act. “If they are drunk, then those decisions are going to be affected by the alcohol in their system . . . after all, alcohol is a drug and I think too often, people forget that,” she said. The report revealed 80 per cent of New Zealanders had consumed alcohol in the past 12 months.

What is a standard drink? It may seem like a straight forward question, but a report has revealed two thirds of New Zealand drinkers do not know the right answer. According to figures, released by education programme, Cheers!, more than 60 per cent did not know why a standard drink is an important measure and were unable to identify the correct level of alcohol legally allowed to consume before driving. The average person can process one standard drink every hour, but the number of legal drinks differed from person to person. However, Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Services general manager Chris Clarke says there is no excus-


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Don’t drink, walk By Susan Sandys They say don’t drink and drive, but drinking and walking can also be hazardous. An intoxicated Ashburton man needed help from police to get home on Saturday night after they found him lying on the footpath on East Street. The man was one of two men that police had to retrieve from prostrate positions after a night of drinking in the town. Ashburton sergeant Janine Bowden said one of the men was found on East Street “stretched out on the footpath” near Peter Street. The other was on West Street, but had found a place off the footpath to lie down. The first man was helped home by police, while the second was believed to be from out of town and was able to hail a taxi after being woken. Finding people incapacitated by alcohol to such an extent was a general occurrence for the weekend, and was generally worse on Saturday nights than Fridays, Ms Bowden said. She said those in an extremely intoxicated state could be brought back to the station to sober up. One of the men found on Saturday was “very cold”, and people drinking too much were not only at risk “healthwise”, but could become victims of robbery or assault.

es for not knowing and urges adults to learn the “simple maths” quickly. “On whatever can or bottle you are drinking from, the measurement of a standard drink is on there – so there really is no reason not to know how much you’re drinking,” Mrs Clarke said. “I definitely think the parents should know what a standard drink is, because if they are the ones issuing it, then it is crucial to know.” The survey quizzed 1500 people over the age of 16 and received some varied results. For the record, one standard drink contains 330ml of beer, 30ml of spirits or 100ml of wine – and equates to about 10 grams of alcohol.

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Antiques assessor Mike Walters gives a value of over $5000 for this Cecil Aldin painting from 1940, brought along by Patty and Frank Tasker. They were visiting the Rotary Club of Ashburton’s Antique and Collectables Show on Saturday at the Ashburton Sports Hall.

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Williamson likely to appear on Ellen In his speech on Wednesday, Maurice Williamson made humorous references to ‘a big gay rainbow’ over his electorate and said the Marriage Amendment Bill was a positive step

By Claire Trevett and Abby Gillies The Prime Minister has given his blessing for Minister Maurice Williamson to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show after Mr Williamson became the unexpected face of gay rights for his “big gay rainbow” speech. Mr Williamson was invited onto the show after his speech in Parliament on the same-sex marriage bill became a social media sensation, but he believed having the trip paid for by producers was against ministerial rules. However, John Key said yesterday he had discussed the payment issue with Mr Williamson and given him the green light to appear. “I’m required to give him approval under the ministerial and cabinet guidelines but I’ve done that, so if he wants to attend then he would be free to attend.” Mr Key said he understood the show paid guests’ airfares and possibly an additional amount for

appearing. “I’ve made it clear to him that if that is the case he’d need to donate that [appearance payment] to charity, but outside of that, yes, he’d be free to go.” Clips of his speech have had 1.5 million views on social media and there are now versions with Spanish and Chinese subtitles. It was tweeted about by celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Fry, Perez Hilton and Ronan Keating. A spokesman for Mr Williamson said they were waiting to hear back from the show’s producers for more details. In his speech on Wednesday, Mr Williamson, the long-standing MP

Missing hunter found Searchers have used night vision equipment to find a hunter lost in the Cape Palliser area. Due to the nature of the mission and the time of day the Life Flight crew of the Westpac rescue helicopter used state of the art night vision goggles and a powerful searchlight in their search for the man last night. The hunter, a man in his 40s, was found quickly, due in part to good information provided by police and

Mangatoetoe locals and because their equipment picked up the hunter’s torchlight from more than 5km away. He had taken a wrong turn and ended up on a sheer cliff known as Kupes Sail. With the wind picking up and approaching bad weather, a helicopter rescue was the only option. The man was airlifted out before being dropped off to walk back to his car.  - APNZ

for Pakuranga, made humorous references to “a big gay rainbow” over his electorate and said the Marriage Amendment Bill was a positive step. He has since been getting accustomed to his newfound status as a poster boy for gay rights, for which he has received praise from the United Kingdom, Australia and America, offers to stand in as governor in several states as well as appearances on various television shows. The already-married Mr Williamson said the New York Times called him one of the few “openly gay” MPs in New Zealand. “It’s gone a bit far,” he said. “My wife wanted to know wheth-


er the New York Times knew something more than I did.” Green MP Kevin Hague, who helped Labour’s Louisa Wall with the bill, said there were no sour grapes that Mr Williamson was getting all the attention. “Louisa and I, and this is tongue in cheek, gave pretty good speeches too but at every stage we’ve been upstaged by straight National Party men. There was Paul Hutchison in the first reading, Chris Auchinvole in the second reading and now Maurice Williamson. But there’s no resentment about that. It’s funny, that’s all.” He said some people might have been surprised by Mr Williamson, but in Mr Hague’s time heading the Aids Foundation in the 1990s he had worked with Mr Williamson as associate health minister. “He has always been progressive on issues like gay rights, including supporting needle and syringe exchange when it was not - APNZ popular.”

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has released details of a $158 million package which the Government says will create jobs, boost growth and increase export earnings. The additional funding was announced in a pre-Budget speech last week ahead of this week’s Trenz 2013 conference – a four-day annual tourism and trade event in Auckland showcasing around 250 New Zealand tourism operators, with 290 invited international travel and tourism buyers. The conference, which opened yesterday, is expected to bring millions of dollars into New Zealand’s economy through tourism spending. Increased tourism funding is part of a larger internationally-focused growth package that will include $28 million over four years to co-fund business innovation and growth initiatives in the sector. The Government would work with tourism businesses, the Tourism Industry Association and other groups to “create new opportunities and overcome barriers to growth in the sector”, Mr Key said yesterday. “To that end, we will partner with the sector to offer a co-funding model to be called The Tourism Growth Partnership, with the Government contributing up to 50 per cent to each initiative. “This investment will help us capture the benefits from growing the value and number of visitors, while creating new jobs, higher growth and increased export earnings.” The new funding will expand the existing Tourism Strategy Implementation Fund, which is $1.22 million per year. In an additional tourism boost, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will receive $7 million over the next four years to help increase visitor numbers to New Zealand by improving visitor facilitation. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said $5 million would be spent on ensuring visa application information was available in languages other than English, starting with the Chinese market.  - APNZ

111 diary Incidents attended to by the Ashburton Police and Mid Canterbury volunteer fire brigades recently. Check out, for up-to-the-minute updates on every fire callout in the district during the week.

• Alleged robbery A 29-year-old Ashburton man will appear in the Ashburton District Court on April 23 after an alleged robbery. Police attended an incident in the West Street car park at about 3.40am on Saturday, where a man was robbed of cash.

• Window broken A window was broken at a commercial premises on Burnett Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

• Vehicle crash About 1pm on Saturday, police attended a non-injury motor vehicle crash at the roundabout on Walnut Avenue and West Street.

• Vehicle stolen Just after midnight Saturday police dealt with an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in Rakaia. Inquiries are continuing.

• Domestic assaults Police dealt with four domestic assaults over the weekend.

• Alleged assault Inquiries are continuing into an alleged assault outside a licensed premises in the early hours of Sunday morning.

• False alarms The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade attended two false alarm call-outs on Saturday.

• Race postponed The organisers of the Mt Somers Mountain Bike Race made the decision to postpone the event due to the heavy rainfall in the district. The Mayfield and District Lions Club turned up on Saturday to begin setting up for Sunday’s race but the persistent rain forced the club to make the decision to postpone the event until next Sunday. With the continued rain overnight and on Sunday, their decision proved to be the right one.

• Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1350 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 15, 29, 31, 34, 39, 40. Bonus number: 16. Powerball winning number: 10. Strike: 29, 39, 15, 34.

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Savea charged with assault

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New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew has confirmed the organisation will take on an independent review to gauge whether they are providing enough off-field guidance for their young players in light of Julian Savea being charged with common assault. The nine-test All Black, who has been in sparkling form for the Hurricanes this year, was charged last Monday following an incident with his partner the day before. It was more disappointing news for the NZRU who have had to deal with a string of problems from their young players during the past 12 months, notably Zac Guildford’s well-publicised battle with the bottle. “We are constantly looking at the development of our players, both on and off the field,” Tew said yesterday. “We benchmark ourselves against a lot of other professional sports worldwide. We’ve had people recently attend a conference in North America, we have a lot of people coming out here to look at what we do and it’s fair to say, generally speaking, people think we have got a very good player development programme in place. “But no system’s perfect and we are having, I guess you could call them, casualties inside our environment and we’ll just get someone to come and have a look and tell us. “It’s possible they’ll tell us we are doing too much, I don’t know what the answer is but we’ve got, obviously, incidents that we would

Julian Savea prefer not to happen and we want to make sure that we do what we can to make sure they don’t happen any more.” Savea, 22, was in tears as he issued an apology to his partner and her family at Rugby League Park in Newtown. He will appear in the Wellington District Court today. Reading from a statement, he said: “Whilst I can’t go in to the details because it is now before the courts, I understand that the details will come out in due course. But I will say that my partner and I did have an argument, I did some things that are wrong and that I shouldn’t have done and I apologise for that.” Despite learning of the incident on Monday, Savea, who appeared on posters last year as part of the “It’s Not OK” campaign against family violence, was allowed to play in the Hurricanes’ 22-16

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win over the Western Force in Wellington on Friday night. Hurricanes chief executive James Te Puni was asked twice what the reasons were behind Savea being allowed to play but both answers skirted the issue. “As Steve [Tew] has said there was a number of people involved in making that decision. I think the key thing to remember here is that this matter is subject to a process and from an employment point of view we want to make sure that this process is respected and completed and obviously we will look at what comes out of that in terms of possibly any consequences as opposed to pre-judging it,” Te Puni said. When pressed, he said: “I think the primary [reason], as per the comment I made earlier which is there was a process there and there were a number of people involved, obviously the two families concerned and the two primary people concerned, the advisers and lawyers involved and the two primary organisations involved – the NZRU and the Hurricanes. So the reality is it takes some time to work out what the various parties were looking for and as soon as it became clear that everyone was aligned around wanting to front this prior to too much more time going down the track and Julian has done that.” Savea isn’t expected to be stood down from team duties in the short term and will be eligible for selection to travel to South Africa when the Hurricanes head away next weekend following their game against the Stormers in Palmerston North this Friday night. - APNZ

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Atlas balancing is a new alternative healing practice which has come to Mid Canterbury.

A new way of healing

Fun run for local women A Mother’s Day fun run and walk will take place in Ashburton, on the back of a successful event in 2012. Women of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in a five kilometre run or walk through the Ashburton Domain on Sunday, May 12 at 10am. The event is part of a nationwide initiative in support of the Heart Foundation’s Go Red for Women campaign, and supported in Ashburton by Jennian Homes.

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By Susan Sandys Lauriston resident Ann Hamilton has just returned from Los Angeles where she learned all about an emerging new alternative health practice. Atlas balancing involves working with the atlas, or top vertebrae, with the simple tools of touch and voice intonations, to restore one’s health. Mrs Hamilton plans to set up her own practice at her home. She was first introduced to atlas balancing when she went to see a practitioner in Christchurch last year. After the session she felt she could turn her head better, could stand up straighter, slept better, had improved digestion, improved

the course at their own pace. Entrants receive a goody bag and go in the draw to win spot prizes on the day. Register for the Mother’s Day fun run and walk at before Thursday, May 2 and receive a free event teeshirt while stocks last. Check in at the Walnut Avenue pavilion in the Ashburton Domain at 9am for a 10am start. Entry costs $20 with discounts for mother-daughter teams, seniors and groups.

mood, and more energy. She decided to become a practitioner herself and this year found out about the course in Los Angeles. It went for six-and-a-half days over two weekends. “It was just the most amazing experience.” She said further atlas balancing sessions had made her brain clearer than it had ever been, and she was a much stronger person physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. She said in most people the atlas was up to 19 degrees out of position, and this had a flow-on affect on the rest of the body. “Your body is compensating for the fact your head isn’t sitting on straight,” Hrs Hamillton said. She said conditions which could

be improved by atlas balancing included general aches and pains, migraines, allergies, lack of energy, and psychological disorders. Atlas balancing practitioners used their fingers behind the patient’s ears, where the atlas can be felt just under the surface of the skin, and various intonations of their voice to which the atlas responds. Mrs Hamilton agreed many might be skeptical that the vibrations of the practitioner’s voice and gentle touching with fingers could alter one’s state of health to such a large degree. “I’m sure there’s a whole lot of skeptics out there,” she said with a smile. “My answer to them is go and get it done.”


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Those in charge should be held to account T

he families of the victims of the Pike River mine disaster must be left with mixed emotions after the company was found guilty on all nine charges relating to health and safety failures. The total condemnation of the Pike River company by the judge’s statement may have given the families some kind of satisfaction, but the entire process appears to be futile as no one person is held to account. The trial of chief executive Peter Whittall is yet to be

OUR VIEW held, but it seems almost unfair that Mr Whittall will be the only individual among the management who will be affected by the death of his 29 staff. The lawyer for Pike River had already conceded that the company in receivership would not defend itself against the case brought by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, simply because he knew that none of its former

directors or managers would be held to account. The receivers picking over the bones of the company also did not want to invest in any legal proceedings and it expects to pay the fines from the statutory liability insurance that Pike River had in place. The fine could be up to $250,000 for each offence, but even if the Crown cashes in a $2.25m pay-out from the liability insurance, it would not help any

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of the families. The families want someone to knock on their door and say sorry, and want those in charge, directors and previous managers, along with Mr Whittall, to be held to account.

In New Zealand’s legal system, company directors are not held responsible for any health and safety offence unless the director was personally involved. In the Pike River case it may be hard to prove exactly how much each director knew but looking at the catalogue of failures the company has been convicted of, it seems impossible for the directors not to have had some knowledge. And if they were not aware of the criminal failure of the company to look after the safety of their staff, the board members

were clearly failing in their job. Directors are meant to monitor those running the company and should be held responsible when the company sends employees into a lethal environment. The limited liability for directors may make sense to protect them from financial or trading errors made by their managers but they should be absolved from responsibility when lives are at stake, or in this case lost. On the back of damning report by Judge Jane Farish, Mr Whittall must be feeling the

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I was quite shocked to see the cartoon posted on the opinion page on April 19. It was depicting a “redneck” with a National Rifle Association hat carrying a box of pressure cookers. The wife was captioned as saying “You can stop hoarding pressure cookers and ball bearings, dear – Your ability

to commit mass murder the traditional American way has been protected!” Quite frankly this is appalling to me. To be honest, I thought you were better than this New Zealand. This appearing on the wake of the tragedy occurring in Boston is just tasteless. It is one thing to rag on American gun laws, but it is just plain despicable to couple that with a tragedy to the calibre that occurred. What I do find hilarious stemming not only from this cartoon is how Americans are generalised as “ignorant, gun-toting hillbillies”. The only ignorant hillbillies I can think of are those that will allow, publish and believe such smut. Taking jabs at a culture in general, due to ill circumstances, and lunacy of a few is more along the lines of what I consider ignorant. It may be hard to believe, but not all Americans carry guns, or believe in owning guns. It isn’t Wild West frontier times anymore in America. Not everything you see in Hollywood movies is real, and not everything you see in the media reigns true for the popula-

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tion’s majority. With a population size around 70 times that of New Zealand, of course there are going to be outliers that defy the norm. Just don’t believe that the few out of the 315 million people living in the US dictate and represent the population as a whole. American and Proud

Court registrar It is regrettable that your paper chose to report the retirement of Mr Gane, Registrar of the District Court, in the way that it did. I worked with Mr Gane for a number of years and he was one of the most likeable and respected people I had to deal with. He will be missed very much indeed. I have little doubt that the author of the letter to which you referred in your article is known to the police. She has for many years been involved in destructive and irrational campaigns against a variety of people in Mid Canterbury, many of them public officials. A few have obtained court orders against her to stop

her threatening behaviour, which has often involved threats made against the families of those she wishes to intimidate. I regret that you have allowed your paper to be a conduit for the harassment of Mr Gane, in the name of sensationalising a story. I have little doubt the letter to which you refer is unpleasant and irrational. I have seen a few of these letters. They are poison pen letters. They do not warrant reporting about, especially on the retirement of a cheerful and honourable public servant. Greg Martin • From the editor: The Guardian interviewed Mr Gane for a feature for next weekend’s paper to celebrate his distinguished career. Unfortunately the seriousness of the harassment slightly overshadowed his final day and Mr Gane himself was keen for the Guardian to publish this story to explain that his departure was planned and had nothing to do with the letter.

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worst for his personal defence, and it will be intriguing to see whether other names will be dragged through the mud. Thankfully, the ministry has been working hard to make sweeping changes in its safety monitoring regulation since the explosion of the mine but many Kiwis feel the Government also needs to have a good look at the legislation around liability. Once directors and managers have the pressure of personally responsibility for their employees, they may start taking their safety more seriously.

nsuring all children get a good education is the most important thing our Government can do to raise living standards, and create a more competitive and productive economy. We want every child to leave school with the skills they need to reach their potential in a modern world. I think every parent would agree with this sentiment. Earlier this month we received the final NCEA results from last year, which showed more 16year-olds are achieving NCEA Level 2 than ever before. Here in Rangitata 73 per cent of 16-year-olds achieved at least NCEA Level 2. This is 2 per cent more than passed in 2011. Nationally, about 68 per cent of 16-year-olds that sat NCEA Level 2 last year passed. That’s an

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increase of 1.7 per cent on 2011. That’s great news. These results are a credit to not only the hard-working students themselves but to all the parents, school trustees, teachers, principals, and wider communities that played a part. We know the higher the achievement at school, the better the opportunities for further education, employment, higher wages, and a better standard of living. That’s why National has

prioritised Better Public Services and set a target of 85 per cent of all 18-year-olds achieving NCEA Level 2 or an equivalent qualification in 2017. To reach this target we need about 3650 more 18-year-olds to achieve NCEA Level 2 before 2017. We have set the target at 18 years old because we want to capture all students – those that achieved at school, and those who succeeded outside school in a learning environment better suited for them. This foundation qualification opens doors to a brighter and better future for our children. High-quality education is vitally important. I t provides the opportunity for any child from any background to get ahead and make the most of their lives.

Meanwhile, 30 new vets have joined the 2013 intake of the Rural Veterinary Bonding Scheme. Now in its fifth year, a total of 136 new vets are tackling the rural shortage. The scheme’s an incentive to make rural practices more attractive to junior vets, who might otherwise end up in city clinics or overseas. They are all practicing in rural areas, and are being mentored by senior vets in their practices. Building a more competitive and productive economy is a priority for National – and livestock farming is the engineroom of our economy. We earn about $30 billion in primary sector exports a year and we want to double that by 2025. Dedicated rural vets are integral to achieving this.

Illicit drugs, pornography, home brew, gang paraphernalia and weapons are among the 854 items of contraband discovered at the Otago Corrections Facility in the last three years. The Milburn jail had 19,123 visits by members of the public between its opening in June 2007 and the end of last year. Of the 6987 people who applied to be registered prison visitors, 642 were declined for various reasons such as attempting to bring in contraband and being subject to court orders or charges. The Department of Corrections provided contraband data to the Otago Daily Times in response to an Official Information Act request, but said the exact number of people banned for attempting to bring contraband into the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) was “not available”. OCF prison manager Jack Harrison said the Milburn jail had a single point of entry and a dedicated drug dog to detect drugs on prison grounds, so levels of contraband were “at the lower end of the scale”. Less than 2 per cent of the prisoner population tested positive for drugs, which was lower than the national average, he said. Comparing prisons in respect of contraband was difficult because each had unique factors including location, design, layout, prisoner status, arrival volumes, prisoner numbers and transit from courts. “For example, some prison perimeter fences are close to public roads and prisoners’ associates may attempt throw-overs,” Mr Harrison said. “Unfortunately some prisoners will constantly try to find ways to challenge the system and attempt new ways to introduce contraband into prison, so our staff must try to stay ahead of them. The Department’s operational intelligence unit works closely with frontline Corrections staff to identify and analyse trends in contraband, we then use this informa-

tion to help prevent contraband entering prison and to improve prison security.” Between December 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012 warnings about contraband at the OCF were given to 45 people and 75 items were confiscated. In that time a total of 854 items, listed under 43 contraband categories, were discovered at the jail. Drugs included amphetamine and methamphetamine (6), as well as cannabis leaf, cannabis oil and cannabinoids (50). There were 96 items listed under “drug indication”, four of drug storage, one as “powder other”, 14 listed as pills/tablets/capsules, and 13 as prescription medicine. Three needles and 41 smoking devices were listed separately to the 14 tattoo needles and 168 items under “tobacco and smoking equipment”. Also discovered were items of pornography (4), cellular phones (6), commercial alcohol (5), home brew and its ingredients (15), improvised weapons (27), gang paraphernalia (26), and tattooing equipment including needles and ink (123). A club/baton was listed as well as a firearm and four knives. Under “modified equipment” were 28 items, and there were four cases of contraband money. Also listed was a network device, three sim cards, a phone charger, 17 “stockpiled goods”, one “throwover” and four items of “T-Bomb” – a testosterone enhancing substance. Mr Harrison said those involved in attempting to smuggle contraband into jail faced disciplinary action from Corrections staff and or police. “Prisoners often place pressure on family or friends to bring them contraband, however we make it very clear that anyone caught doing this will face consequences for their actions. The security of our facilities is paramount and working to detect drugs and other contraband before they enter our facilities is at the forefront of our efforts everyday.” - APNZ

Anzac a clear winner A clear majority of New Zealanders say that Anzac Day means more to them than Waitangi Day, according to a UMR Research poll. The poll asked 1000 New Zealanders 18 years and over which day meant more to them personally, with 60 per cent saying that Anzac Day did, while just 8 per cent said Waitangi Day was more important. Twenty-nine per cent thought both were equally meaningful to them. Maori answered the poll differently, with 29 per cent saying Anzac Day meant more to them, while 14 per cent felt Waitangi Day meant more. Fifty-six per cent thought that both days were equally meaningful.

National Party voters (78 per cent), those whose highest qualification was from high school (67 per cent) and those aged over 60 were particularly likely to say Anzac Day was the more meaningful occasion. People with postgraduate qualifications (39 per cent), Green Party voters (39 per cent), Labour Party voters (34 per cent) and those aged under 30 (33 per cent) were relatively likely to say both days were equally important. Green Party voters (21 per cent) and people with postgraduate qualifications (17 per cent) were by far the most likely to say Waitangi Day meant more to them than Anzac Day. - APNZ


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Flash flooding in Nelson The Nelson area has been hit with the second highest rainfall ever recorded in one hour. Flash flooding has occurred across the Tasman region with roads closed, motorists trapped and homes flooded. Over the course of one hour last night, 104mm of rain landed in the Upper Roding catchment and 100mm in Stoke. The heaviest rain received within one hour on record was 109mm in Auckland, Civil Defence said. There were abandoned cars on roads throughout the affected areas and some motorists had to be rescued or towed to safety. Police said they were dealing with a high number of flooding reports in the Richmond and Stoke areas and emergency services were respond-

ing to several incidents, including stranded vehicles and property flooding. The rain had eased but residents were warned more rain, of about the same intensity, was expected overnight. An emergency operations centre (EOC) has been established at Tasman District Council in conjunction with police, fire and both local councils. Although the centre was not aware of any evacuations so far, it was setting up a welfare centre at the Richmond New Life Centre for any residents who needed to get out their homes or who who would be evacuated. Some houses had been flooded already. Residents were asked to stay

indoors where possible and not to travel on any roads. One road had so far been closed by authorities, Kina Beach Road where the bridge had been lifted. Other roads had been rendered impassable because of landslides or flooding, including the Takaka Hill highway. said a band of rain that had stalled over the region was responsible for the deluge. Similar showers and bands of rain were moving in to Waikato, Auckland and Northland, the forecaster said. WeatherWatch was tracking areas of rain which it said were similar to those which caused severe flooding in parts of Bay of Plenty on Saturday.

“Residents are advised to stay indoors during these downpours – similar set-ups produced the Hobsonville and Albany tornadoes” it said. “In saying that it’s important to put this into perspective: while the risk of a tornado may be high, the chance of one hitting your home is not.” The primary focus should be on flooding caused by torrential showers. An Air New Zealand flight from Wellington to Auckland yesterday also felt the brunt of the bad weather, being struck by lightning as it came in to land. An airline spokeswoman said lightning struck the wing of the aircraft on its approach to Auckland Airport.

It was not uncommon for aircraft to be hit by lightning, but it usually struck on the tail and was often not audible to passengers. In this case the plane was struck on the wing, where it would have been more noticeable. The plane had been checked by engineers and returned to service. The South Island has been feeling the impact of nearly 24 hours of torrential rain. Kaikoura police officer Constable Wendy Bennett said there had been about 10 slips on Saturday and yesterday, with large boulders falling onto the road and narrowly missing motorists. On Saturday night, a 1.5m boulder landed just in front of a car with two people inside on State Highway 1 near the Parititahi Tunnel. The

car drove over the boulder, causing extensive damage. The same thing happened at Ohau Point north of Kaikoura yesterday morning. “It’s SH1 so there’s cars going down all the time. It was very lucky it didn’t hit the car itself. It’s been very lucky that no one’s been hit by boulders actually.” The weather had eased yesterday afternoon and the slips cleared. Dozens of people were evacuated from Waihi Beach on Saturday as flooding of up to 70cm swamped the seaside town and washed out a bridge. A section of Waihi Beach Road was also washed out and police expected it to remain shut for the next few days. - APNZ

Trial after 30-year wait More than 30 years after Rodney Tahu was gunned down outside a Turangi service station, a man will today stand trial for his murder. Menzies Reginald John Hallett, 71, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Tahu in the early hours of August 16, 1979. A passing motorist found Mr Tahu lying in a pool of his own blood next to a petrol pump in the forecourt of the Shell service station. The Saturday morning rugby referee and married father of two had suffered gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder. He was rushed to Taumarunui Hospital but

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Artists exhibiting in Brush Strokes at the Methven Heritage Centre include (from left) Fred Day, Lyn Hampton, Tania Sheridan, Joe Gerrard, Jenny Husband, Sandra Harnett, Maree Isherwood, and their teacher Karen Smith.

Student artists’ work on show By Susan Sandys Exhibiting their work at the Methven Heritage Centre gallery has been a big step up for a group of student artists. The exhibition Brush Strokes opened a week ago and will run to April 30. It has attracted many visitors in its first week and some paintings have already sold. It features the work of Jen Dearborn from Alford Forest, Krissy Sullivan of Staveley, Fred Day of Ashburton and Methven residents Lyn Hampton, Jenny Husband, Tania Sheridan, Maree Isherwood, Sandra Harnett and Joe Gerrard. All have been students of Methven artist Karen Smith, based at her studio Art @ Powderhouse. Mrs Sheridan said she got into painting a couple of years ago when

she and her husband had built a house and needed art works for the walls. She attended classes with Mrs Smith each Thursday night, and was specialising in painting landscapes. She said it was exciting to showcase her work at the Methven exhibition alongside other artists, and had in the past had work featured at the heritage centre’s cash and carry, and last year entered a painting in the Otago art awards. Ms Husband said she had been painting for about six years, and had recently moved into portraits. “And I’m loving it,” she said. “It’s really cool watching them evolve from a sketch.” The first one she had painted was of her father, from a photo after he had passed away. She had enjoyed seeing him come to life in front of her on the canvas and the process had been part

died a few hours later. Mr Tahu’s killing shocked the Turangi community and kickstarted a major manhunt, but it remained a cold case until late last year. Police believed it was longest-running cold case in New Zealand’s history to end in an arrest. Hallett’s trial begins in the High Court at Rotorua today and is expected to run for about two weeks. A spokesman for Mr Tahu’s family, Colin Hair, has previously said the family would “certainly be taking a keen interest in things” but he did not know whether they would attend Hallett’s trial.

“We are all taking a deep breath and sitting back on this one, we are sitting back and letting the system do its thing.” A former neighbour of Mr Tahu told the Herald the day after his body was found that he was a “faultless father”. “Whether his children were playing marbles or flying kites, he was always there with them,” the neighbour said. Hallett, from Rotorua, was selling homes for Gardner Westerman Real Estate in Taupo at the time he allegedly killed Mr Tahu. - APNZ

• Woman injured A woman was seriously injured when the vehicle she was in crashed into a pole in south-west Christchurch yesterday. An ambulance spokesman said emer gency services were called to the crash on Whincops Road, Halswell, at 6.03am. A woman was seriously injured in the crash and taken to hospital. - APNZ

• Tornado in Raglan A small tornado brought down a tree, broke windows and damaged a roof in Raglan yesteday afternoon. Fire Service spokesman Scott Osmond said emergency services received three calls about the tornado from Taipari and Tahuna Ave around midday. “There was a bit of roof damage to a house, which had a couple of windows broken. There was also a tree down on a car.” No-one had been injured.  - APNZ

• China quake Prime Minister John Key has expressed his condolences to the families of those who died in the Sichuan earthquake and those still waiting for news about loved ones. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the province in southwest China on Saturday, killing more than 160 people and injuring thousands. There are 12 New Zealanders registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as being in Sichuan Province. No foreigners are reported as being injured in the quake but the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing would continue to monitor the situation closely, said a ministry spokesman. Mr Key sent a message of support to China and to Premier Li Keqiang. - APNZ


of “healing” after losing him. She had since moved onto painting “local icons”, and portraits at the exhibition included those of late Methven Search and Rescue identity Alan Hepburn. Ms Hampton paints contemporary scenes featuring animals and flowers. She said it was “exciting, and a little bit scary” to be exhibiting her work in Brush Strokes. “Karen is a great inspiration, she does such wonderful work herself,” she said. Mr Day said he had been learning to paint with Mrs Smith for just one term. He first picked up a bursh 20 years ago, and got into painting more seriously about three years ago. “I had lessons because I needed to expand my knowledge of landscapes, I wanted to make them more real,” Mr Day said.

Family on high after winning house By Kelli Hooks A Masterton mother who has never been able to afford her own home has won a $500,000 house and says “it has made our lives”. Michelle Cooper, 38, won Countdown’s Win a Home promotion – a new house and land in Queenstown. Ms Cooper said the win would be lifechanging for her family. “We can have dreams, we can think about our future without cringing and being able to live without having to worry each week. We do live pretty much pay cheque to pay cheque,” she said. Ms Cooper lives with her partner and their two children, Byron, 11, and Zara, 6. “I don’t think the kids really comprehend what has happened, they just know mum and dad have been crazy since yesterday. I’ve never owned a home, I’ve never even looked into it because it’s been such an unreal possibility.

“I work hard and we’ve struggled, we rent a home and have a car that’s just about dying so the timing couldn’t have worked better,” Ms Cooper said. The store manager of Masterton Countdown delivered her a letter advising her of her win last Thursday . “It took a long while to get through. We actually Googled what the promotion was and didn’t believe what I’d won. It’s been crazy, we’ve been walking around all day at home today on cloud nine, it’s just so unbelievable, I keep looking at the letter,” Ms Cooper said. She said she had forgotten that she had even entered the competition. “I didn’t consciously think that I might win that. I didn’t even think of the competition, I knew it was one but I didn’t go out to enter into it.” Ms Cooper said she would meet Countdown staff to go over the finer details next week and that the family would probably take a trip to Queenstown to look at the house, which is still being built. “It’s in a really beautiful area, it’s right off the Shotover and you can see

the Remarkables. It’s a really beautiful modern showhome.” She said she was unsure whether the family would make the move to Queenstown. “We’ve never thought of moving out of town so we’re not quite sure what we’re going to do, I just know it’s going to be awesome. “I work locally and I really, really love my job so I wouldn’t want to leave,” she said. Ms Cooper is the co-ordinator and facilitator for the Wairarapa Women’s Refuge Tamariki programme, a programme for children who have lived with, or experienced family violence. She said she might enter more competitions in future. “You’ve gotta be in to win.” But she hopes others will be able to share her good fortune. “I think this is such a once in a lifetime gift that I’d never see that happening again and I wouldn’t want that to happen to me again, I’d want someone else to experience what we are right now.” - APNZ

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Bomb suspect under heavy guard The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing lay hospitalised in serious condition under heavy guard — apparently in no shape to be interrogated — as investigators tried to establish the motive for the deadly attack and the scope of the plot. People across the Boston area breathed easier the morning after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was pulled, wounded and bloody, from a tarp-covered boat in a Watertown backyard. The capture came at the end of a tense day that began with his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, dying in a gunbattle with police. There was no word on Saturday on when Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be. The twin bombings killed three people and wounded more than 180. The most serious charge avail-

able to federal prosecutors would be the use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, which carries a possible death sentence. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty. President Barack Obama said there are many unanswered questions about the bombing, including whether the Tsarnaev brothers — ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who had been in the US for about a decade and lived in the Boston area — had help from others. The president urged people not to rush to judgment about their motivations. US officials said an elite interrogation team would question the Massachusetts college student without first advising him of his right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. This exception to issuing the warning known as

the Miranda rule typically given to criminal suspects is allowed on a limited basis when the public may be in immediate danger, such as instances in which bombs are planted and ready to go off. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said Tsarnaev was in serious but stable condition and was probably unable to communicate. Tsarnaev was at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, where 11 victims of the bombing were still being treated. The all-day manhunt on Saturday brought the Boston area to a near standstill and put people on edge across the metropolitan area. The break came around nightfall when a homeowner in Watertown saw blood on his boat, pulled back the tarp and saw a bloody Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding inside,

police said. After an exchange of gunfire, police negotiated his surrender and he was seized and taken away in an ambulance. Residents flooded the streets in relief four days after the two pressure-cooker bombs packed with nails and other shrapnel went off. The bloody endgame came just a day after the FBI released surveillance-camera images of two young men in baseball caps suspected of planting the explosives at the Boston Marathon finish line. Queries cascaded in after authorities released the photos — the FBI website was overwhelmed with 300,000 hits per minute — but what role those played in the overnight clash was unclear. State police spokesman Dave Procopio said police realised they were dealing with the bombing suspects based on what the two

A hotelier says skills learned on a military survival course allowed him to survive four days trapped in the lift of his Austrian hotel. A friend delivering bread eventually alerted rescue services after noticing post piled up outside the hotel in Bad Gastein near Salzburg. The 58-yearold man had forgotten his mobile phone on his desk. His repeated desperate cries for help went unheeded and attempts to escape through - AFP the lift roof failed. 

Anti-rape protesters have staged fresh rallies sparked by a brutal attack on a five-yearold Indian girl in New Delhi. A team of doctors at the city’s top government hospital are treating the child and officials say she is in a “stable condition” and showing signs of improvement. The attack on the five-yearold and the following public revulsion is reminiscent of

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• Top curves Screen siren Marilyn Monroe has been named as having the best celebrity curves of all time, beating modern pin-ups such as Kelly Brook, Christina Hendricks and Kim Kardashian. More than 50 years after her death, the Hollywood star has topped a poll of men and women, with 40.8 per cent of people voting Monroe’s body to be the best. And the survey showed that old school glamour rules as Monroe is joined in the top five by actresses Raquel Welch (24 per cent), Sophia Loren (23.3 per cent) and Jayne Mansfield (18.40 per cent). Model Kelly Brook is the only current figure to make the top five, with a quarter (25.8 per cent) of the votes putting her in second place. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian trails behind with just 7 per cent, while actress Christina Hendricks has 5 per cent. The poll of more than 2000 men and women across the UK found that curves are favoured by six out of 10 people. - PA

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Five snowboarders have been killed in an avalanche on Colorado’s Loveland Pass, authorities say. Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger said six snowboarders were caught in the slide. The condition of the lone survivor was not released. The Colorado Department of Transportation closed a highway as many skiers were headed home from the nearby Arapahoe Basin ski resort. Lisa Clarke Devore, who was headed back to Denver from the resort, said she saw a fire truck and ambulance on the pass, as well as two search dogs headed into the area of the slide.  - AP

men told a carjacking victim during their night of crime. During the long night of violence leading up to the capture, the Tsarnaev brothers carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz and released him unharmed, killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, severely wounded another lawman and took part in a furious gun battle and car chase in which they hurled two hand grenades at police from a large homemade arsenal, authorities said. Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau said Tamerlan Tsarnaev ran out of ammunition and police tackled him, before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev drove the carjacking victim’s Mercedes towards them. Police dove out of the way and the Mercedes dragged the older brother’s body down the block. - AP

the horrifying gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus last December, who died from her injuries. That case led to weeks of protests and a national debate over the status of women in India, putting the spotlight on the high incidence of sexual violence. The five-year-old victim is being treated for serious internal injuries sustained during

a more than 40-hour ordeal, allegedly at the hands of a garment worker arrested on Saturday. “She is in stable condition and showing signs of improvement,” hospital medical superintendent D.K. Sharma said. “She is conscious and talking to her parents, doctors and nurses and it can be said there is no danger to her life now,” he added.

The 22-year-old suspect, Manoj Kumar, described by media reports as a tenant in the child’s house, was apprehended after he fled to his in-laws’ home in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Police accuse him of repeatedly attacking the child inside a locked room after kidnapping her on Monday in a lower middle-class area of the New - AFP Delhi.

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People carrying their belongings walk in quake-damaged Gucheng Village, Longmen Township, Lushan County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province at the weekend after a powerful earthquake struck.

Quake death toll rises By Neil Connor Thousands of rescuers are combing flattened villages in southwest China in a race to find survivors of a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rises past 200. Dressed in bright orange uniforms, they battled their way yesterday up mountain paths strewn with wreckage to reach isolated parts of Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Army troops dressed in camouflage worked through the night, searching villages for survivors and treating the injured. China’s new Premier Li Keqiang has rushed to the disaster zone and was shown by state broadcaster CCTV eating breakfast in a tent. He told state media “the rescue effort is our first duty”. Li said on Saturday the first 24 hours was “the golden time for saving lives”, as China’s new leaders respond to a fresh disaster five years after another Sichuan earthquake left more than 90,000 dead or missing. But the rescue operation was hampered by huge queues of traffic – some stretching back for 20 kilometres – clogging roads into the disaster zone. “We really want to go in and help people, but instead we are waiting in traffic,” one frustrated relief official said in his car, as large numbers of volunteer rescuers from local communities tried to head to the zone.

Boulders the size of cars littered streets in Lushan county, the epicentre of the earthquake. “Three people died in that building, and no one wants to live in this area any more because it is too dangerous,” a 45-year man surnamed Yang told AFP, surrounded by rubble from the quake. More than 1100 aftershocks have followed since the quake struck Sichuan on Saturday morning. Chinese seismologists registered the tremor at 7.0 magnitude while the US Geological Survey gave it as 6.6. At least 179 people have been confirmed dead, 24 are missing and nearly 11,500 were injured, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. Firefighters helped by sniffer dogs have pulled 91 people alive from the rubble, the Xinhua news agency said, citing the Ministry of Public Security. At Lushan People’s Hospital, a steady stream of ambulances continued to arrive in the early hours of Sunday. Most victims were taken to tents erected in the grounds of the hospital, where doctors treated the wounded. Quake-prone Japan, which has been mired in tension with China over a highseas territorial dispute, has offered any help required. China says overseas assistance is not needed at the moment but it will contact - AFP Japan if that changes.

The first group of Texas residents who fled when a fertiliser plant exploded in a deadly fireball were allowed to go home on Saturday to find out what remained. “It is safe, safe and safe,” City Council member Steve Vanek said emphatically at a news conference. He said a group of residents

in a small area were allowed back in on Saturday, but he gave no indication when all evacuated residents could return. Those let back in were subject to an evening curfew and were warned to stay in their homes. Evacuated residents had been anxiously waiting to assess what is left of roughly 80 damaged homes after the blast at West Fertilizer Company that killed 14 and injured 200. The blast scarred

a four-to-five block radius. Bryce Reed, a spokesman for the town of West, told residents that small tanks were leaking and had triggered small fires in one part of the town. He said they were small and were contained and didn’t cause further injuries. “The whole place is still on fire, smoldering, all that kind of stuff. It could spark up,” Reed said. But, he cautioned, “There isn’t really enough structure

left to light up and burn.” But closer to the site, things were far more tense. Ron Price, a 53-year-old construction worker, said he approached the police barricade on Saturday to check on his son’s home. He drove his truck up to the roadblock and was trying to get in when state troopers “came flying down the road” and told everyone to get back because there was another chance of explosion. - AP



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Vermont is suddenly awash in world-class beers By Lisa Rathke Everyone expects Vermonters to wow the world with their maple syrup and cheeses. But lately the buzz has been about the brews. Not that the craft beer movement is anything new to this tiny New England state, which sports the highest number of brewers per capita — roughly 25,030 people per brewery. But lately the attention those brewers have garnered

is different. It’s not a hey-theyhave-great-beers-in-Vermont. It’s a hey-they-have-the-best-beer-inthe-world. No, really. Hill Farmstead Brewery recently was rated the world’s best brewer on the popular international consumer review website, And that has triggered a rush of beer enthusiasm — and enthusiasts — that has bordered on fanaticism. Since Hill Farmstead opened three years ago, beer tour-

ists have been coming from around the world to visit the micro-brewery on a farm off a dirt road in Greensboro to buy growlers and bottles of brewer Shaun Hill’s creations. “It’s like a cult following,” said Ben King, who with his wife Sarah flew up from North Carolina to sample Vermont’s beers. They even rented a car so they could stock it, then make the 13-hour drive home. “As you can see it’s definite-

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Customers line the bar at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro, Vt. Vermonters are buzzing about beer, and with good reason. The craft brew world has noticed that the small New England state better known for its cheeses and maple syrup also happens to make killer beer.

ly growing and I’m part of that crowd,” said King, who was among the first in line at Hill Farmstead on a recent Saturday. “The beer’s so good.” What’s so good about it is the attention to detail and the flavour, said Joe Tucker, executive director of RateBeer, which in February named Hill Farmstead the world’s best brewer — out of a pool of 13,000 — based on reviews of flavour, aroma, mouth feel and appearance. “We’re sort of at a point where people have progressed beyond just prizing big strong beer and so what they’re looking for now is a more nuanced flavour,” he said. And flavour is something that Hill Farmstead does well, he said. “They’ve got a barrel ageing programme and they’re getting a lot of interesting flavours out of the barrels. They’ve used wine barrels before,” he said. They’ve also used zest and rind from citrus fruits. Hill is modest about how the beer is made — it’s hops, water, yeast — and agrees that it’s very good, but not the world’s best. “We definitely put a lot of attention to detail. The process is very refined. It’s not like a fortunate mistake or something. It’s not like we don’t know what we’re doing and, ‘Ah, we found gold out in the hills.’ I’ve devoted my life to trying to make the best beer,” said the 33-year-old. Just as the artisanal cheese movement created its own culture in Vermont during the past 20 or so years, the craft beer industry has begun to do the same. “A lot of that plays out to how and why you’re starting to now see these little pockets of small breweries that are not trying to take over the world. They’re simply trying to make world-class craft beers in the type and fashion that they want to enjoy them and there’s many

like-minded beer lovers out there that that’s resonating with,” said Julia Herz, a spokeswoman for the Brewers Association, a national non-profit trade association. And the Vermont Department of Tourism is tapping into that. The state already offers a “passport” encouraging beer lovers to visit lesser known brewers and collect stamps that can be traded in for prizes. They also are planning a contest in Washington, DC, in which the prize will be meeting some of Vermont’s star brewers. Along with Hill Farmstead, beer fans also have been seeking out brews by The Alchemist in Waterbury — known for its cult sensation Heady Topper, a double India pale ale sold in a can and rated Vermont’s best beer by RateBeer — as well as Lawson’s Finest Liquids of Warren. The day before visiting Hill Farmstead, the Kings visited The Alchemist and bought six cases of Heady Topper. They hoped to get more, but found some stores limit sales, like the Hunger Mountain Food Co-op, which has a limit of two four-packs a person to allow more customers to get it. But at a local pub, they did get a chance to sample Lawson’s Double Sunshine IPA. “It was amazing,” he said of the beer, which sells out within hours of being delivered on Fridays at Hunger Mountain. Hill shies away from his stardom, preferring to brew beer than to take pictures with beer lovers. He got his start brewing in Vermont as a teenager, then working at the Shed Brewery in Stowe before going to Denmark in 2008 to hone his craft. He never expected his efforts would trigger this sort of following. He just wanted to sell a few growlers a week. “The beer is very good of course, but there’s also so much else that

Brewer Shaun Hill checks the process of brewing beer at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro, Vermont. The brewery has been rated the world’s best brewer on a popular international consumer review website called goes into someone’s understanding and perception of an object or of beauty, right? I mean it’s location and place and branding and the fact that everything about it is authentic,” he said of his beer made with water from the family’s well. Visitors take in the beautiful views from the hill top farm and get to sample some of the beer — on a

recent day served by Hill’s mother — as they wait in line, sometimes a couple of hours — to get growlers filled or to purchase bottles. Mike Klisc, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and three friends said the wait was worth it. “It’s world class. I think there is a little bit of hype behind it. But it really is some of the tastiest beer I’ve ever had,” he said. - AP

Cheers! Havana original Sloppy Joe’s Bar reopens It’s happy hour again at the original Sloppy Joe’s saloon, an iconic Cuban bar that reopened recently after a nearly 50-year hiatus and is sure to quickly become a must-see for tourists eager to drink in the flavour of Havana’s freewheeling past. Waiters in black and orange shirts and ties shook up round after round of the Sloppy Joe

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cocktail, a cool, refreshing blend of brandy, port and Cointreau, with a fruity pineapple finish, while about two dozen customers took a break from the spring heat and noshed on tapas like ceviche and marinated shrimp. “Finally the big day, after so much waiting, and I think it’s been worth the pain,” said Ernesto Iznaga, manager of the reborn Joe’s. “May all our clients ... upon entering, breathe in that ‘50s atmosphere that characterised the place.” Historic pictures lining columns in the bar bring that era to life most vividly, and are keen reminders of how Sloppy Joe’s was one of the most popular places among American tourists who made Havana their party-time playground as far back as the Prohibition Era. One photo shows Ernest Hemingway, Noel Coward and Sir Alec Guinness when the latter was in town to film Our Man In Havana, which included a scene shot in the bar. Iznaga had the movie showing on twin flatscreen TVs above the bar Friday. “Everybody had to have their picture taken at Sloppy Joe’s, whether they were basic American tourists or movie stars,” said Barbara Bachman, a New York book designer who was one of the first to belly up to the bar for a drink. Bachman, who was on her annual trip to the island to visit family with her Cuban-born husband, said she learned about the bar from photos she found at Havana flea markets. Curious, she asked around and finally managed to track it down several years ago. Peering through holes in the wall, she said, it was just a bunch of dust and a few sticks of furniture. The bar was shuttered in 1965 as Fidel Castro’s Communist government nationalised nearly all


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private enterprise, and it was subsequently abandoned to decay over the decades until the City Historian’s Office, a government agency, began looking at restoring the building in 2007. Historians, architects and designers carefully pored over photographs from long ago and interviewed old-timers to recreate Joe’s in its original location as faithfully as possible, down to the delicate plaster moulding, dark wood panelling and colourful bottles of alcohol displayed behind glass. The dark mahogany bar, once reputedly the longest in Latin America at about 18 meters, was polished to a high shine. “It’s really nice. It’s not quite what I would’ve expected in Havana at all,” said Nick Clough, who was visiting from Newcastle, England. “Very in keeping with what it used to be,” said his wife, Joanna Clough. “It feels like you’ve stepped back in time - even though it’s clearly quite new and modern.” In his novel Our Man In Havana, Graham Greene wrote: “No Havana resident ever went to Sloppy Joe’s because it was the rendezvous of tourists.” That will no doubt be largely true during Joe’s second lease on life. The bar stands between several high-end tourist hotels and is mere steps from some of Havana’s most important museums. A sloppy sandwich and a cocktail will set you back $13 plus tip, far too pricey for Cubans who scrape by on government salaries averaging $20 a month. But tourists in search of a piece of history are sure to flock here to have their picture taken in the same joint where everyone from Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner to Nat King Cole and Ted Williams once whet their whistles.

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A waiter serves drinks at Sloppy Joe’s Bar during its reopening in Havana, Cuba. Waiters in black and orange shirts and ties shook up round after round of the Sloppy Joe cocktail. The iconic Cuban bar reopened after a nearly 50-year hiatus. They will include increasing numbers of have invented them. They arrive with the tomato-and-green-oliveAmericans, tens of thousands of whom are travelling to the island each year on cultural exchange spiced ground beef piled high and spilling out of tours that are tightly scripted but usually include the bun, which ends up looking more like a tiny hat instead of something actually expected to some free leisure time in the evenings. Tangy sloppy joe sandwiches are synonymous contain all that meat. Best to skip breakfast before ordering one, and with the saloon – and were purportedly first - AP dreamed up here although others also claim to multiple napkins are recommended.

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By Jonathan Leask Rain, wind and a slippery pitch made for miserable playing conditions in senior football on Saturday, but Mid Canterbury managed to come away with a 1-1 draw with FC Twenty11 in Christchurch. Coach of the division one side Peter Roberts said It wasn’t the best of games, and he was happy enough with the drawn result. “A draw is probably a fair result. “Both sides had their chances but neither team was able to master the abysmal conditions,� he said. Mid Canterbury started well, with Greg Feutz clearing off the line in the first five minutes. Then, in a repeat of a similar move ten minutes later, he got through for a one-on-one and beat the keeper, scoring in the empty net. But as the first half went on, the pitch got worse, making ball control difficult and in a scrappy end to the half FCTwenty11 started to dominate the game. “It would have been level, but for a couple of great saves from man of the match Sandro (Lizandro Rejas) in goal.� The visitors led 1-0 at halftime and brought Edze Bierema and Aaron Leckenby off the bench, which resulted in Mid Canterbury seeing more of the ball and creating a few more chances. However, it was the home team who got on the score sheet following a defensive slip. Veteran striker Keith Grosvenor latched onto a loose ball to finally beat the Mid Canterbury keeper and bang in the equaliser. As the game wore on, chances appeared at both ends with players continuing to go down on the slippery

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surface and ball control was even more difficult. FC Twenty 11 put the Mid Canterbury side under pressure in the last five minutes, with one shot hitting the post. The visitors also had a chance in injury time when a neat move involving Bierema, Inacio and Feutz that resulted in the keeper having to pull off a fine safe just as it looked like Feutz had stolen the points. Down in division four Mid Canterbury Eastern drew with Nomads 0-0 and in division five Methven International drew with FCTwenty11 2-2, while it was an 8-0 win for the Masters side over Christchurch United. The 18th division one side beat Cashmere Tech 8-0, the division three side beat Parklands 8-2 and the 15th grade beat Nomads 5-2. The Mid Canterbury 13s beat Halswell 4-1 and the 12s had the biggest win of the day beating Western Blacks 12-6. The 14s went down to competition favourites FCTwenty11 2-3 in a muddy encounter at Ashburton. The 14th grade girls drew with Selwyn 1-1 in a division four encounter. The Mid Canterbury 10th grade side lost to Selwyn Tornadoes 3-4. The Mid Canterbury Women also scored a big win yesterday, beating Cashmere Tech 5-1.

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Kiwis’ World Cup plans taking shape New Zealand rugby league bosses are hoping to arrange a match involving a New Zealand Prime Minister’s XIII against their Australian counterparts as part of the Kiwis’ World Cup preparations. The Kiwis’ calendar is clear until their World Cup opener against Samoa on October 27 but they are in talks to play a warm-up game against a team from the Pacific. New Zealand will also face France and Papua New Guinea and will want to keep their powder dry against their three pool opponents but Tonga, Fiji and the Cook Islands will also play at the 14-team tournament. Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is also hopeful a match can be arranged between a New Zealand Prime Minister’s XIII and the Australian PM’s XIII featuring World Cup contenders whose NRL seasons end before the final stages of the NRL playoffs. The Australian side play Papua New Guinea annually in Port Moresby. The Kiwis’ lack of preparation time together has often been cited as a key reason for Australia’s stranglehold on the Anzac test, which they haven’t lost since 1998, and the Kangaroos again prevailed in Canberra on Friday night 32-12. Samoa have put together a powerful squad for the World Cup, including Roy Asotasi, Steve Matai, Jeff Lima, Junior Sa’u, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Antonio Winterstein, Eddy Pettybourne and Ben Roberts, although they suffered a 36-4 thrashing at the hands of fierce rivals Tonga at Penrith’s Centrebet Stadium on Saturday. “To play Samoa first is a tough ask,� Kearney said. “They are going to have a good team. Ideally, you would have liked to play them at the back end of pool play so you could build momentum. We have

New Zealand bookended the two Four Nations hockey tournaments with their poorest performances, according to assistant coach Greg Nicol. Having won the first tournament in Whangarei a week ago, New Zealand lost the final of the second tournament, belted 5-1 by world No 2 Argentina in Tauranga yesterday. They were 4-0 down at halftime, having conceded far too much space and possession and from that point it was always a stretch to get back in

• Hayman in SI squad Ashburton College rower Kate Hayman has been named in the South Island under 18 rowing squad to take on the North Island at Lake Karapiro later this week. Hayman attended the trials at Lake Ruataniwha that had 20 boys and 20 girls vying for 12 spots in each team. Hayman was recognised as a top sculler at the Canterbury rowing awards last week and had won a silver and bronze at the Maadi Cup earlier this year.

• Country sees off City Akuila Uate put his hand up for a State of Origin recall with a powerful performance for NSW Country in yesterday’s 18-12 win over City at Coffs Harbour. The Newcastle winger was axed for last year’s series decider in Brisbane after an indifferent display in game two in Sydney, but produced a performance that will give Blues coach Laurie Daley plenty of thought. The Fijian flyer scored a try in the first half, finishing off a sweeping move by Country and then produced a brilliant one-handed pass to set up Knights team-mate James McManus for the decisive four-pointer. - AAP Kiwis coach Steve Kearney: “Samoa first-up a tough ask for Kiwisâ€? to hit the ground running because we don’t have time to warm into it. “We have to focus on that game because there might not be a back end of the tournament if you don’t get it right. “We will definitely be having a warmup game. It’s just a matter of where and who against. It’s what is best for our preparation. I would like to play over in the UK before the tournament. We are working through that at the moment. “There could also be a possibility of a Prime Minister’s XIII against an Australian XIII, like the team they take up to PNG. We’re looking at that possibility.â€? A detailed programme for the 35-40 players in consideration for the World Cup will be put together and regular contact made with the leadership group. Decisions will also need to be made around the makeup of Kearney’s coaching group, with Tony Kemp’s resigna-

tion because of allegations of sexual harassment creating a vacancy. Kemp was part of the high performance team and also acted as team manager. Assistant coach Tony Iro stepped into the manager’s role for the Anzac test but will not be able to do both jobs at the World Cup and Kearney is reviewing his options. He leaned on former Australia coach Wayne Bennett as a mentor for the 2008 World Cup campaign when they claimed their first world title and has used him as a sounding board since. “Having someone like Wayne involved, because it was my first year as a head coach, gave me and the lads confidence,� Kearney said. “I am now five years more experienced but that might be something we look at - but not Wayne. “Tony Iro might take up the manager’s role now so I will need some help on the coaching front. We will look at that over the next week or two.�  - APNZ

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the contest once Argentina had the bit between their teeth. “Argentina came out fighting, wanting to win, they had more energy than us, beat us to the ball,� former South African striker Nicol said last night. “We were probably a bit timid and when you give a quality side like Argentina as much space and chances as we gave them in the first half, it’s bloody hard to come back.� The Argentine show was run by their champion attacker Luciana Aymar, who with her team-mates was mobbed by Argentine fans at the final whistle in a torrential thunderstorm.

She scored one goal, after a long run starting wide on the right. As the world No3 Black Sticks’ defence parted like the Red Sea, Aymar strode through to grab her chance. She set up another goal with a long, raking pass and the seven-time world player of the year was the top act on the park. “She is something special,� Nicol said. “A lot of people talk about her getting old and retiring but she certainly showed retirement is not something she’s interested in. She cut us open a fair few times. She’s still class.� - NZH

• Fever bounce back West Coast Fever hit back after their hiding last week in Adelaide to beat the NSW Swifts 71-51 in the trans-Tasman netball clash in Perth yesterday. The Fever, fresh from a 26-goal defeat to the Thunderbirds, returned to form with a comprehensive performance against NSW. West Coast were right on top from the outset with Caitlin Bassett and Catherine Cox looking firing in attack, while their mid-court and defence pressure stifled the Swifts’ creativity. Bassett ended up with 47 goals from 55 attempts with Cox adding 23 from 26. - AAP

• Title closer for Man U Manchester United can move to within three points of the Premier League title by beating Aston Villa tonight and could even finish the game as champions if results go their way this weekend. Alex Ferguson’s side currently hold a 13-point lead over second-place Manchester City and if their nearest rivals lost at Champions League-chasing Tottenham Hotspur overnight, United would need just three points to secure the English crown. Villa will travel to Old Trafford buoyed by a run of form in which they have taken 10 points from a possible 15 and knowing that a surprise victory would have huge ramifications at the bottom of the table. If the visitors were to win, both Reading and Queens Park Rangers would be relegated and third-bottom Wigan Athletic would be cut six - AFP points adrift of safety.



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Wyndham RC fields, form and riders Wyndham RC Venue: Wyndham Meeting Date: 22 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number : 6 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.30pm (NZT) CALDWELL CONTRACTING / TITIROA TRANSPORT MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2000m 1 53433 Loose Goose (4) 58.5...................T Moseley 2 9x234 Willie Roydon (1) 58.5..................... J Morris 3 06885 Rotar (3) 58..................................C Johnson 4 x9341 Gurus Response 56.5................... Scratched 5 4x2x6 See You At Divas (5) 56.5........... A Frye (a3) 6 70345 Voodoo Beach (6) 56.5......... R Doherty (a2) 7 9 Mustang Missy (2) 56.5..........C Barnes (a3) 2 1.02pm LEE’S DAIRY & CAFE/HERBERTS TRANSPORT 2&3YO MDN $7000, MDN 2&3YO, 1100m 1 82 Gunna Fly (7) 57.5........................T Moseley 2 07x4 Langham Lady 55.5...................... Scratched 3 Ripple (2) 55.5........................ B Pitman (a1) 4 95 Risky Flight (1) 55.5..........................P Taylor 5 965 Emma Savanna (3) 55.5............. A Frye (a3) 6 7 Northern Tap (5) 55.5..............L McKay (a3) 7 8x Sophie Louise (9) 55.5................ B Lammas 8 Cleo Layne (4) 54................. R Doherty (a2) 9 Dalwhinnie (8) 54.........................C Johnson 10 Shirley Brook (6) 54.................T Direen (a2) 3 1.38pm MACAULAY MOTORS MAIDEN $7000, 1400m 1 80 No Excuse Mike (4) 58.5....K C Walters (a1) 2 24245 Croydon (5) 58..................................P Taylor 3 8x973 King Tap (2) 58............................ B Lammas 4 20x87 Four Gees 56.5............................. Scratched 5 69x32 I’m A Taart (11) 56.5................T Direen (a2) 6 705 The Kaapkay (1) 56.5......A Tempelman (a3) 7 0x950 Dana Pascalle (3) 56.5.................... J Morris 8 20x80 Sweet But Neat (6) 56.5....... R Doherty (a2) 9 030 Polly’s Sister (9) 56.......................K Williams 10 00604 Thegreatpickpocket (10) 56......... C Johnson 11 6x307 Reddy To Razzle (12) 56................R Bishop 12 x406x Katie’s Diamond (8) 56................... J Bullard 13 07x4 Langham Lady (7) 56...................T Moseley

Emergency: Langham Lady

4 2.14pm HILLSIDE METALS R65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating

65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 00690 The Gordonian m (2) 59....... R Doherty (a2) 2 19x0x Ambitious Folly m (8) 58............ S Muniandy 3 01775 Double Tap (5) 57.5.....................C Johnson 4 87x76 Motorboat Mike (10) 57.5.............B Lammas 5 6x007 Young Bachelor (9) 57..................... J Morris

Chris Johnson goes to Wyndham today in search of more winners, and he could start in the first of the day on Rotar.

6 59061 Heart Of Hearts d (1) 56.5...... B Pitman (a1) 7 7985x Aqualine (7) 56.5............................ J Bullard 8 1766x Flirtation tm (4) 55.5.....................T Moseley 9 42368 Kasbah Keeper (6) 55.............. J Chong (a3) 10 07376 Shatarka (3) 55...............................R Bishop 5 2.50pm AB LIME R65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 F742x Tap ‘N’ Gold m (10) 59.......... R Doherty (a2) 2 44630 Stand Up m (5) 58.......................... J Bullard 3 65104 Rikho (3) 58................................ A Frye (a3) 4 05860 Gannicus tm (7) 57.5...................C Johnson 5 90396 Lord Yarborough (6) 57................B Lammas 6 85910 Sophronia (1) 56.5...................L McKay (a3) 7 94200 Powder Creek d (8) 55............C Barnes (a3) 8 06089 Whisky Reign d (2) 55......................P Taylor 9 95053 Ima Geegee m (9) 54.5................T Moseley 10 2840x Chocolate Cake dm (4) 54............... J Morris 6 3.25pm HAPPY 40TH GORGE ROAD COUNTRY CLUB R65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1100m 1 2317x Howlongdowewait (2) 58...................P Taylor 2 510x7 Navigator (11) 58............................R Bishop 3 64x12 Ruby Red b (1) 56.5....................... J Bullard 4 01 Observe (10) 56.5....................T Direen (a2) 5 6184x Deliteful Halo dm (9) 56...............C Johnson 6 23140 Quoin (7) 56............................C Barnes (a3) 7 61048 Marlin Monroe (6) 54.5........... B Pitman (a1) 8 x4770 I’m Inquisitive m (5) 54.5........... S Muniandy 9 2765x Kidunot (8) 54.5.................... R Doherty (a2) 10 56099 Tuatap (12) 54.5...........................B Lammas 11 6x070 Krissies Choice (3) 54..................T Moseley 12 84800 Marechal (4) 54................................ J Morris 7 4.01pm AA DIPPING & SPRAYING PINE BUSH CUP R85 $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 2000m 1 5406x Danz A Rook tdm (10) 59.......... S Muniandy 2 59271 Stormy Rain d (1) 59.................. A Frye (a3) 3 64564 All Spice tm (9) 56........................T Moseley 4 24561 Saragarhi d (11) 56............... R Doherty (a2) 5 17605 The Boys d (3) 54....................T Direen (a2)

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6 87733 Our Mona Lisa dm (4) 54....... B Pitman (a1) 7 91656 Irish Wit (5) 54.............................C Johnson 8 01887 Split Decision (8) 54.................... B Lammas 9 60093 The Bishop d (6) 54.........A Tempelman (a3) 10 50962 Lady Burlesque (7) 54..................... J Morris 11 17004 Uncle Jim (12) 54.............................P Taylor 12 14089 Maitland Grey d (2) 54........ D Prastiyou (a3) 13 77x97 Knightonthetown (13) 54.........C Barnes (a3) Emergency: Knightonthetown 8 4.32pm DB BREWERIES TUI R85 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1400m 1 46741 The Jester (13) 59.5........A Tempelman (a3) 2 10253 Sucre db (12) 57.5.......................... J Bullard 3 13141 Chapel Star (7) 57.5....................C Johnson 4 90387 Coat Of Arms (1) 57.5................ A Frye (a3) 5 21440 King Prawn d (8) 57.5.......................P Taylor 6 40x5x The Hammer Head dm (3) 57.5.R Doherty (a2) 7 61505 Stormpatrol dm (5) 57................ S Muniandy 8 42478 Sandfly dm (4) 56.5................C Barnes (a3) 9 575x6 Al Askan d (11) 55.5........................ J Morris 10 658x2 Prime Hit dm (6) 55.5..................B Lammas 11 72037 Redfern (9) 55.5...................... B Pitman (a1) 12 6133x Mr Trimbole tdm (2) 55.............T Direen (a2) 13 x130x Rushinella m (10) 54....................T Moseley Emergency: Rushinella Blinkers off : Aqualine (R4) Winkers on : Sophie Louise (R2), Aqualine (R4), Whisky Reign (R5) Winkers off : Ambitious Folly (R4) SELECTIONS Race 1: Loose Goose, Willie Roydon, Rotar, See You At Divas Race 2: Ripple, Gunna Fly, Shirley Brook, Emma Savanna Race 3: King Tap, I’m A Taart, The Kaapkay, Langham Lady Race 4: Double Tap, Kasbah Keeper, Shatarka, The Gordonian Race 5: Rikho, Chocolate Cake, Tap ‘N’ Gold, Powder Creek Race 6: Ruby Red, Navigator, Howlongdowewait, Marlin Monroe Race 7: Stormy Rain, Saragarhi, Our Mona Lisa, The Bishop Race 8: Sucre, Chapel Star, The Jester, Prime Hit, Coat Of Arms

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Palmerston North greyhound fields Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 22 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm (NZT) AWAPUNI STAKES C0 C0, 457m 1 242 Uno Heidi nwtd.................................L Ahern 2 x2742 Another Fantasy nwtd................J McInerney 3 46538 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 4 Mariah nwtd......................................P Taylor 5 54563 Just Like Prince nwtd.......................S Maher 6 4 Bigtime Tip nwtd...............................L Ahern 7 54347 Choose To Love nwtd M &.................Jopson 8 F Uno Kim nwtd...................................L Ahern 2 12.22pm WOODVILLE SPRINT C0 C0, 375m 1 6675 Queen Cobra nwtd............................ A Clark 2 73727 Black Hennessy nwtd F &...............Turnwald 3 4 Flirt With Me nwtd C &..................D Roberts 4 1 Cosmic Fury nwtd.............................L Ahern 5 67335 Cuts Deep nwtd............................P Blanche 6 33738 Tepirita Jazil nwtd........................ C D Brider 7 Queen Rowdy nwtd..........................P Taylor 8 4 Go With It nwtd.................................G Quirk 9 58451 Blue Rush nwtd L &............................ Morris 10 57754 Addis Mate nwtd........................A Blackburn 3 12.45pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 C1, 375m 1 53535 Merely A Dream nwtd S &................Bonnett 2 2211 Shanghai Sam 21.36........................L Ahern 3 37857 Belfast Skertz nwtd S &....................Bonnett 4 15223 Aykroyd nwtd S &..............................Bonnett 5 48876 Seong Duk nwtd U &.................. McCracken 6 2F211 Tawny Port nwtd F &.......................Turnwald 7 6x126 Stock Taker 21.40.............................L Ahern 8 58764 Miss Moet 22.18...........................P Blanche 9 52276 Genial nwtd............................ R M Bannister 10 13544 Yeah Nah nwtd.....................................L Udy


tV1 6.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.30 2.00 3.00

Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (R) Cowboy Builders. (G) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Come Dine With Me. (G) Cookery School. (G, R) Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) David Dickinson proves that one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. 3.55 Te Karere. (T) Te Karere brings you key events and stories of interest to Maori, as well as bringing a Maori perspective to the day’s news and current affairs. 4.25 Ellen. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) Six contestants go head-to-head to win the cash in a game of strategy and skill.



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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) Border Security. (G, T) The Force. (PGR, T) Water police respond to a mayday call for a stricken yacht 60kms off Darwin’s coastline. 8.30 Criminal Minds. (AO, T) When the daughters of a man go missing on the anniversary of their mother’s disappearance, the BAU is brought in to study him as a suspect. 9.30 The Following. (T) After losing Claire to Joe’s followers, Ryan and Parker attempt to recover her.

10.30 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.00 Damages. (AO) 12.05 The Suspects. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.35 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)

4 1.10pm MANAWATU RACEWAY DASH C2 C2, 375m

1 11644 Little Midnight nwtd S &....................Bonnett 2 52718 Dyna Brownlow 22.10 C &............D Roberts 3 12238 Charming Nev 21.84.........................L Ahern 4 52125 Kezz 22.06...............................T McCracken 5 66676 All The Rage 21.91 U &.............. McCracken 6 85136 Cawbourne Brooke 21.94..........J McInerney 7 77843 Scott Me Going 22.03 U &.......... McCracken 8 42144 Sam’s Flyin Norm nwtd S &..............Bonnett Emergencies: 9 5x561 Dasher Rum 21.78............................R Waite 10 23267 Winsome Achiever nwtd................A Speight 5 1.30pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1 C1, 457m 1 54421 Bizarro nwtd S &..............................B Evans 2 64725 Cawbourne Bree nwtd...............J McInerney 3 35653 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 4 44631 Fearsome McKay nwtd S &.............B Evans 5 35616 Inner Beauty nwtd....................... B Johnston 6 2x11 Way Too Crude nwtd F &................Turnwald 7 32233 Cover To Cover 26.87 S &................Bonnett 8 55242 Bulet Tooth Tony 26.48......................R Waite Emergencies: 9 28538 Thrilling Sound 25.97 S &................B Evans 10 68644 Canvas Rider nwtd S &....................B Evans 6 1.48pm CLOVERLEA DASH C2/3 C2/3, 375m 1 5418x Four Too Many 22.00.........................D Hunt 2 42221 Red Moova Hoova 21.60 G &.............Denby 3 84367 Chelseas Babe 22.02................... T Downey 4 51888 Diggin’ On You 21.90................... B Johnston 5 436x6 Monty Dosh nwtd F &.....................Turnwald 6 14528 Bound By Pride 21.66.......................G Quirk 7 58717 Okuku Skyhigh 21.74 U &.......... McCracken 8 85111 Fulla Torque 21.60 C &.................D Roberts 9 65716 New Order 21.80 S &.......................Bonnett 10 86553 Okuku Wee Man nwtd U &......... McCracken


7 2.07pm FEILDING SPRINT C5 C5, 375m

1 16722 Complicit nwtd F &..........................Turnwald 2 12624 Glenaddis 21.91 G &..........................Denby 3 66512 Donky Deep 21.57 G &.......................Denby 4 41154 Finger Pop 21.56..............................G Quirk 5 44218 Louie Machall 21.42 A &...................... J.Hall 6 31843 Little Blackspot 21.27.................D MacAuley 7 11211 Daddy Lowe 21.17............................L Ahern 8 42314 Magic You nwtd C &......................D Roberts 9 52636 Wise Crack Lad 21.76.....................M Olden 10 53186 Time’s Up 0.00 G &............................Denby 8 2.38pm MARTON DASH C3 FINAL C3f, 375m 1 47x74 Thrilling Terror 21.78.........................G Quirk 2 56772 Homebush Alex 21.64................J McInerney 3 38273 Decado 0.00........................................ L Bell 4 87741 Juke Box Boy 21.46................. L MacDonald 5 24211 Bolt Rama 21.56 S &........................Bonnett 6 24363 Parra Sparra 21.70....................J McInerney 7 47374 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75................ T Downey 8 31122 Starla 21.67...............................J McInerney Emergencies: 9 55615 Trinity Boy nwtd F &........................Turnwald 10 73445 Fire Boy Baxter 21.55................J McInerney 9 3.04pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C5 C5, 457m 1 33373 Sam I Am 26.33...........................A Turnwald 2 377x8 Corteccia 26.37............................A Turnwald 3 86285 Unprofessional 26.11 F &...............Turnwald 4 43145 Bigtime Jet nwtd...............................L Ahern 5 268x4 Sugar Plum nwtd C &...................D Roberts 6 28142 Cob Webber 25.91 F &...................Turnwald 7 32217 Ate To Much 26.02 F &...................Turnwald 8 3237x Fizzle Bale nwtd C &....................D Roberts 9 66727 Seven Iron 26.31 F &......................Turnwald 10 3.36pm SHANNON DASH C4 C4, 375m 1 67152 Emma Marie 21.77....................... T Downey


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.25 Zip And Mac. (G, R) 6.35 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 7.00 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.30 Kick Buttowski. (G, R, T) 7.55 Beyblades Metal Masters. (G, T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T) 8.35 Guess How Much I Love You. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Make It Or Break It. (Return, G, R) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (G) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee. (G, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G) 3.15 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T) 6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) Boyd’s fun times fall flat. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (G, T) 8.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) Sheldon’s friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award. 9.45 Kitchen Nightmares. (AO, T) 10.45 Necessary Roughness. (PGR, T) 11.45 Hot In Cleveland. (PGR, R, T) 12.40 Off The Map. (AO, R, T) 1.35 Infomercials. 2.35 Greek. (Final, PGR, R) 3.25 Make It Or Break It. (G, R) 4.10 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR, R) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.


3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (G, R, T) Dr Phil. (PGR, R) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR, R) The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Twelve overweight contestants battle the bulge to lose the most weight. Rachael Ray. (G, R) Entertainment Tonight. Home And Away. (G, T) Casey and Kyle, unable to resolve their differences, drive off together, Steph dumps Dex, and Gina and John’s adoption of Jett goes through.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 The Doctors. (G) 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. (G) 2.05 Man Vs Wild. (PGR, R) Bear journeys to the scorching Namibian desert, one of the driest places on earth. 3.00 Better Homes And Gardens. (G) Ideas and practical guides to improvement projects for your home and garden, plus recipes and entertaining solutions. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. 5.30 Prime News.

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 The X Factor NZ. (G) With the bar already set high, the contestants have only one chance to impress the judges if they want to move forward in the competition. 8.45 Kevin’s Grand Design. (New, PGR) UK reality series in which Kevin McCloud sets out over five years to prove that we can all have beautiful, affordable, eco homes for the same price as low cost housing. 9.45 The Blue Rose. (AO, T)

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G) 6.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 Colour Of War: The American Story. (PGR) 8.30 The Great British Bake Off. (G) Mary’s treacle tart seems simple enough, but its lattice top proves to be the undoing of some of the bakers. 9.35 60 Minutes. (G) Keeping you up to date with the latest from around the country and the globe, join our investigative team for the stories you need to know.

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10.50 Nightline. 11.30 The Americans. (AO) 12.30 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.

10.35 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 11.10 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G) 12.05 Home Shopping. (G) 1.35 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.05 Home Shopping. (G)

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G) 8.35 Planet Sheen. (G, R) 9.05 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.15 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.35 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (G) 10.10 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R)

7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGR) 8.00 New Girl. (PGR, R) A nervous Jess invites Russell to spend a weekend at the loft. 8.30 Up All Night. (PGR) Reagan has trouble firing her under-performing assistant, causing Ava to question if Reagan’s lost her edge while Chris and Reagan look for a babysitter.

9.00 Whitney. (PGR) Whitney’s half sister arrives, but she comes with life-altering news and Alex and Mark spread cheer to a recently dumped R.J. 9.30 The Mindy Project. (PGR) Mindy feels awkward when her teen neighbour inquires about birth control. 10.00 Community. (PGR, R) Dean Pelton nabs Jeff for listing a fake class on his schedule, but then a mysterious professor emerges to back up Jeff’s claim. 10.25 Alphas. (AO) 11.25 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

2 52425 Moody Man 21.73..............................D Edlin 3 25118 Okuku Dreamer nwtd U &........... McCracken 4 87466 Sosan 21.39 C &..........................D Roberts 5 78285 Krussian 21.59...................................D Edlin 6 85277 Cawbourne Steffi 21.86....... J Woolston-Bell 7 28643 Excessive Speed nwtd...............J McInerney 8 68x77 Tilt Your Glass 21.55..................D MacAuley Emergencies: 9 77387 Kazillion 21.83...................................D Edlin 10 68868 Moon Warrower nwtd........................ J Tapiki 11 3.54pm FOXTON STAKES C3/4 C3/4, 457m 1 17531 Bigtime Latte 26.16...........................L Ahern 2 12338 Bee Rabbit 26.36..............................L Ahern 3 66774 Opawa Midnight 26.34 S &..............B Evans 4 73342 Ode To Liberty 26.42........................R Waite 5 11843 Pink Sock 26.86 F &.......................Turnwald 6 78888 Come On Rodge nwtd B &........... G Atwood 7 41721 Just Mac 26.35........................... B Hodgson 8 45252 El Jetta 26.41....................................L Ahern Emergencies: 9 55271 Sammy James 26.22........................L Ahern 10 67764 Missing Melody 25.98.......................G Quirk 12 4.15pm ASHURST STAKES C2 C2, 457m 1 13567 Max’s Lad nwtd S &..........................Bonnett 2 32218 Bone Nerd nwtd........................... M Roberts 3 15314 Time Fraud nwtd F &......................Turnwald 4 x68xP Opehu Tiger 26.59............................R Waite 5 13112 Fergie’s Belle nwtd...........................S Maher 6 21574 Opawa Stu 26.54..............................G Quirk 7 11111 Sir Richie 26.16................................L Ahern 8 43423 Deceiver 26.24.................................M Olden 9 67834 Triple Aye 26.56......................... W Hodgson 10 57357 Thrilling Tune 26.37..................... B Hodgson

ACROSS 6. Odd (7) 7. Existence (5) 9. Trivial (5) 10. Violent (7) 12. Unfit (11) 14. Vengeance (11) 18. Satisfied (7) 19. Begin (5) 21. Desire (5) 22. Licentious (7)

LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track



Sky Movies, 8.30pm (2011) Solid actioner from writer/producer Luc Besson in which Avatar and Star Trek star Zoe Saldana (below) again proves herself to be a fantastic action hero. She plays a vengeanceseeking assassin who is after those responsible for murdering her parents years earlier. Ignore the recycled plot and focus instead on the balletic and often brutal action, as this action film delivers the goods again and again.

sky sPORt 1 6.30 The ITM Fishing Show. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. RBC Heritage Round Four. Live. 10.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Reale Seruros Open De Espana Round Four. Highlights. 11.00 SKY Sport What’s On. 11.30 Rugby League. 1.30 Snooker. World Tour. Championship Day Two. Replay. 4.30 Cricket. Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians. Highlights. 5.30 Cricket. Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors. Highlights. 6.30 Netball. College Series. Mt Albert Grammar v Auckland Girls Grammar. Delayed. 7.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. WBOP Magic v Canterbury Tactix. From TECT Arena, Tauranga. Live. 9.30 Basketball. NBL. Final Game Two. Replay. 11.30 SKY ARENA Access. 12.00 Football. AFL. Sydney Swans v Geelong Cats. Delayed. 3.00 Motorsport. New Zealand V8s. From Pukekohe Park Raceway. Highlights. 4.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Kings v Bulls. From Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth. Replay.


DOWN 1. Precipitous (5) 2. Box (6) 3. Ovum (3) 4. Faith (6) 5. Wounded (7) 8. Attribute (7) 11. Spouse (7) 13. Fanatic (7) 15. Revert (6) 16. Choice (6) 17. Shatter (5) 20. Devil (3)


1. Boast (4) 3. Skilled in drawing (8) 9. Refrigerated (7) 10. Double (5) 11. Shatter (12) 13. Get the better of (6) 15. Edge (6) 17. Of spelling (12) 20. Crop up (5) 21. Disciple (7) 22. Ponder (8) 23. Woe! (4)

1. Rear entrance (4,4 2. Wrong (5) 4. Blush (6) 5. Questioner (12) 6. Awry (7) 7. Cook (4) 8. Flattery (12) 12. Takings (8) 14. Stayed (7) 16. Overcome with horror (6) 18. Inn (5) 19. Cripple (4)



Across: 1 Legitimate; 7 Bible; 8 Rancour; 10 Tallness; 11 Jolt; 13 Mature; 15 Handle; 17 Omen; 18 Imprison; 21 Secrete; 22 Dross; 23 Dependency. Down: 1 Label; 2 Greenery; 3 Thrust; 4 Mend; 5 Twofold; 6 Abstemious; 9 Rottenness; 12 Harridan; 14 Treacle; 16 Impend; 19 Story; 20 Cede.

Across: 6 Strange; 7 Being; 9 Petty; 10 Furious; 1 Unqualified; 14 Retribution; 18 Content; 19 Start; 2 Yearn; 22 Immoral. Down: 1 Steep; 2 Carton; 3 Egg; 4 Belief; 5 Injured; Quality; 11 Husband; 13 Devotee; 15 Return; 16 Optio 17 Break; 20 Imp.

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Long wait over for Rakaia

In another hard fought local derby Rakaia claimed an historic win over Methven with some dogged defence at the death. At 16-13 in favour of Rakaia, Methven turned down a shot at goal to possibly level the scores, opting to go for the lineout and the win only to be denied by resilient Rakaia defence which held them out for their first win over Methven in 35-years. “Some good defence won it for us,” Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft said. “We finished the first half strong and it thought if we carried that on we would run away with it, but Methven to their credit fronted up. “I was thinking they would go for the draw but they wanted the win, took the gamble and lost.” Methven first five eighth David Maw crossed for a try in the opening minutes and converted the effort to put his side up 7-0. Rakaia responded with a try to Tevita Vi and two penalties from Josh Colgan, who had spent 10 minutes in the sin bin for high tackle offences, to go ahead 11-7. As the half wound down Methven flanker Mitch Sim was sent to the sin bin and Rakaia halfback Cawte Whiting made the most of the resulting overlap, sneaking down the blind off a scrum to put Rakaia

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Waihora v Celtic Celtic were left to rue a slow start as they were beaten 17-24 by Waihora. Conceding 14 points in the opening 10 minutes was a less the ideal start for Celtic, who were eventually outscored four tries to one. “We let them score too many tries,” Celtic coach Dave McCrea said. “Being down 14-0 early on makes

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Rakaia players appeal for a try during their win over Methven in the Combined Country Cup rugby competition in Methven on Saturday. it pretty hard and considering the way we played for the rest of the match, it was pretty telling.” Down 14-0, first-five-eighth Nathan Wolf landed a penalty to put Celtic on the board, only for Waihora to conjure up a third try to lead 19-3. Celtic got some continuity going and Wolf added a further two penalties for a 19-9 half-time score and carried on at the start the second half, but despite a sustained period of attack were left with only adding another Wolf penalty. When Waihora got their shot they produced a move from a lineout to

score a fourth try and go ahead 24-12. Celtic came back to finally crack the Waihora defence, putting Willy Hintz in for the try to close the gap to seven. As the clock wound down Celtic was trying to wear down Waihora but the hosts’ desperation kept them out. “We spent the last 10 minutes down their end attacking their line and even got over a few times, but we just couldn’t score.”

Glenmark v Southern The teams from the furthest

reaches of the competition clashed as Southern made the long haul to Glenmark, but they came up short again. It was wet cold and another long day at the office watching his side defend for the majority of the game for Southern Coach Nathan Hellyer. “It’s pretty hard to score points when you don’t have the ball and spend most of the game defending,’ he said. “We started well but Glenmark played great wet weather rugby, keeping it in tight and their kicks along the ground, and that meant we had limited opportunities.”

Wakanui teams left to fly the flag By Jonathan Leask All four Mid Canterbury senior hockey teams travelled to Timaru on Saturday, but only the Wakanui men’s sides came back with wins. The Wakanui men kept up winning ways while both Tinwald and the Hampstead women were on the wrong end of a big score. Defending champions Wakanui Black were patchy at best, but still managed to scrape a 1-0 win over Cambridge. Cambridge put a lot of pressure on throughout the match while

Black battled to maintain possession and get any rhythm going. However Black conjured up a goal to Adam Wilson and managed to hold Cambridge out for the win. “It was a bit closer than we would have liked. We were a bit flat and they were playing to their potential so we’re just happy to come away with a win at all,” Black’s Mark Bennett said. Wakanui Blue claimed a 7-2 bonus point win over Excelsior to remain unbeaten. Blue was on top from the start but found the first goal hard to come by, and when they did snare

it they were caught napping with Excelsior equalising immediately. But after that mistake Blue went on to take a 3-1 lead at the break and in the second half scored five goals, four of their own and one for Excelsior. “It was a case of Excelsior hacking the ball down field and our goalie, not having had a lot to do, went to keep the ball in play but ended up putting it in the back of our own net.” It was a small hiccup but Blue marched on to the win with Hayden Sinclair and Bradley Going scoring two goals each.

Tinwald put up another tough fight but were ultimately outclassed by Northern Hearts 11-2. It was a tough first half with Hearts getting out to a 5-0 lead and adding another at the start of the second before Tinwald took charge. Jimmy McAndrew struck home for Tinwald and Johnny White followed up for the visitors’ second minutes later to make it 6-2. However, from their Hearts resumed their dominance to blow out to an 11-2 win. “They didn’t do too badly, but their fitness is letting them down a bit,” Tinwald assistant coach

Murray Bonnington said. “They produced some good attack but on defence they just aren’t marking up and are keeping up late in the game.” In the women’s competition Hampstead were left disappointed at another second half meltdown. After holding defending champions St Andrews to two goals in the first half Hampstead fell apart to conceded seven second half goals for a 9-0 loss. “The first half was actually pretty closely contested, but then they just ran rings around us,” Hampstead’s Rebecca McCloy said.

Mystics finally get points on the board By Dana Johannsen After a week in which claims of in-fighting emerged, the Northern Mystics have picked up their first win, causing an extra-time boilover against the Central Pulse.

Having opened the season with four straight losses - including a double extra-time loss to the Tactix last week - the meek Mystics were under huge pressure to start firing. Trailing by six goals at halftime, it looked as though the match would go much the way the first

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Football English Premier League English Premier League results and standings: Norwich City 2 (Bennett 50, Bennett 52) Reading 1 (McCleary 72) Fulham 0 Arsenal 1 (Mertesacker 43) QPR 0 Stoke City 2 (Crouch 42, Walters 77 pen) Sunderland 1 (Sessegnon 45+1) Everton 0 Swansea 0 Southampton 0 West Bromwich Albion1 (B Jones 64) Newcastle United 1 (Gouffran 8) West Ham 2 (Jarvis 21, Nolan 80) Wigan Athletic 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Manchester United 33 26 3 4 75 35 81 Manchester City 32 20 8 4 58 27 68

Arsenal 34 18 9 7 65 35 63 Chelsea 32 18 7 7 64 33 61 Tottenham Hotspur 32 17 7 8 55 40 58 Everton 34 14 14 6 51 38 56 Liverpool 33 13 11 9 59 40 50 West Brom Albion 33 13 6 14 43 44 45 Swansea 33 10 12 11 43 42 42 West Ham 34 11 9 14 40 47 42 Fulham 34 10 10 14 44 52 40 Southampton 34 9 12 13 47 54 39 34 8 14 12 33 53 38 Norwich City Sunderland 34 9 10 15 38 45 37 Stoke City 34 8 13 13 30 41 37 Newcastle United 34 10 7 17 43 60 37 33 8 10 15 36 60 34 Aston Villa Wigan Athletic 33 8 7 18 37 60 31 QPR 34 4 12 18 29 56 24 Reading 34 5 9 20 37 65 24 Leading goalscorers: 22: Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 21: Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 18: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) 17: Michu (Swansea) 16: Demba Ba (Chelsea) 15: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) 14: Rickie Lambert (Southampton) 13: Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham), Romelu Lukaku (West Bromwich Albion), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 12: Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

Scottish Premier League Scottish Premier League results and standings Relegation Group Kilmarnock 0 Hearts 1 (Sutton 4) St Mirren 1 (Thompson 52) Dundee 2 (McAlister 40, Finnigan 81)

Veteran Gordon McCauley has proved he still has what it takes, winning the elite men’s race on the final day of the BikeNZ club road national championships in Queenstown. Aged 41, McCauley is no stranger to victory, having won the club road national championships twice previously, as well as the elite national road race five times and elite national time trial on three occasions among an array of honours in the sport. “I knew I was going good before the race. I had a win in Auckland and then another win in Otago, so it was just a case of how much the week would take out of me,” he said. - APNZ

Marco Rojas’ final decision on his future has come down to two European clubs. Though his management team has received offers and enquiries from many clubs across the continent in recent months, the A-League MVP is weighing up two longterm contracts with prominent continental outfits. His most likely destination remains the Bundesliga. Stuttgart have previously tabled an offer and remain the favourites but there has also been interest from Borussia Dortmund, Nuremberg and Wolfsburg. - NZH

Hampstead v Lincoln Lincoln served up a second half lesson in wet weather rugby on Saturday, putting 31 points on Hampstead for a 37-10 win. Hampstead had led 10-6 at halftime following a safety-first game plan of kicking to the corners, but then opted to run the ball in the second half which played into Lincoln’s hands. “The weather did us and a good team beat us,” Hampstead manager Nicki Woods said. “We did a lot of kicking in the first half to play down their end and it was looking good at halftime. “But In the second half we looked to run it when we should have been kicking it and turned it over every time, which you can’t afford to do against Lincoln.” Isoa Korowale scored the opening try after five minutes and the conversion and a penalty from Josh Nonu gave Hampstead the halftime lead. However, the second half was all Lincoln as they punished Hampstead’s mistakes with an astute display of wet weather rugby to wrap up their fourth straight win, and hand Hampstead a third straight defeat.

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four have for the home side. But a brilliant third quarter comeback put the Mystics in strong position to steal the win 68-67. Captain Maria Tutaia fittingly slotted the goal that sent the match to overtime and later the winning shot to deliver the Pulse’s top four

credentials a massive blow. While the Mystics did an impressive job of fighting their way back into the match, it was a controversial umpiring decision that gave the home side the opportunity to level the score at the end of regular time. With 10 seconds to score off

Champions Group Dundee Utd 1 (Daly 69) Motherwell 3 (Higdon 3, 55, Ojamaa 8) (Bottom-placed club relegated to first division) Standings P W D L F A Pts Champions Group Glasgow Celtic 33 21 6 6 78 30 69 Motherwell 34 16 9 9 59 44 57 33 12 15 6 58 49 51 Inverness CT St. Johnstone 33 11 13 9 39 38 46 Ross County 33 11 12 10 42 43 45 Dundee Utd 34 10 14 10 49 55 44 Relegation Group Kilmarnock 34 10 12 12 47 44 42 Aberdeen 33 10 11 12 38 41 41 Hibernian 33 10 10 13 40 47 40 Hearts 34 10 10 14 35 45 40 St Mirren 34 8 12 14 41 53 36 Dundee 34 6 8 20 24 61 26

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Netball ANZ Championship Round 5 ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS 39 (Carla Borrego 22 Erin Bell 17) bt MELBOURNE VIXENS 38 (Tegan Caldwell 21 Erin Hoare 11 Sharelle McMahon 6) at Netball SA Stadium. WEST COAST FEVER 71 (Caitlin Bassett 48 Catherine Cox 22 Kate Beveridge 1) bt NSW SWIFTS 51 (Carla Dziwoki 19 Susan Pratley 14 Amorette Wild 9 Melissa Tallent 9) at Challenge Stadium. NORTHERN MYSTICS 69 (Catherine Latu 45 Maria Tutaia 24) bt CENTRAL PULSE 68 (Caitlin Thwaites 41 Donna Wilkins 27) after extra time at The Trusts Stadium. Standings P W L For Agt % Pts Q’land Firebirds 4 4 0 259 219 118.26 8

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Rugby Super Results Standings Rd 10 HURRICANES 22 (Tusi Pisi, Brad Shields, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen tries Beauden Barrett 2 cons pen) bt WESTERN FORCE 16 (Alby Mathewson try Jayden Hayward con 3 pens) at Westpac Stadium. Referee: Nick Briant. NSW WARATAHS 25 (Cam Crawford, Israel Folau, John Ulugia tries Brendan McKibbin 2 cons 2 pens) bt CHIEFS 20 (Gareth Anscombe, Ben Tameifuna tries Anscombe 2 cons 2 pens) at Allianz Stadium. Referee: Craig Joubert. CRUSADERS 24 (Robbie Fruean, Tom Taylor tries Tyler Bleyendaal con 4 pens) bt HIGHLANDERS 8 (Jason Emery try Colin Slade pen) at Christchurch Stadium. Referee: Garratt Williamson. QUEENSLAND REDS 19 (Rod Davies, Liam Gill, Jake Schatz tries Quade Cooper 2 cons) drew BRUMBIES 19 (Christian Lealiifano try con 4 pens) at Suncorp Stadium. Referee: Glen Jackson. Crowd: 38,404. CHEETAHS 12 (Willie Le Roux, Raymond Rhule tries Burton Francis con) bt SHARKS 6 (Patrick Lambie 2 pens) at Kings Park Stadium. Referee: Jonathan White. Crowd: 10,652. BULLS 34 (Akona Ndungane, Jacques Potgieter, Jan Serfontein, Jano Vermaak tries Louis Fouche

their own centre pass, Tutaia biffed a Hail Mary ball into Cathrine Latu, which was intercepted by Pulse captain Katrina Grant. But Grant was called for contact, giving the Mystics a penalty shot after regulation time had sounded, which Tutaia calmly slotted. - APNZ

2, Morne Steyn 2 cons Steyn pen drop goal) bt SOUTHERN KINGS 0 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Referee: Francisco Pastrana. Crowd: 45,649. Bye-Blues, Stormers, Melbourne Rebels NZ Conference P W D L PF PA PD BP Pts Blues 7 4 0 3 189 140 49 7 31 Chiefs 8 5 0 3 240 169 71 6 30 Hurricanes 8 5 0 3 199 202 -3 3 27 Crusaders 8 4 0 4 213 161 52 6 26 8 0 0 8 150 236 -86 2 6 Highlanders P W D L PF PA PD BP Pts Ladder Brumbies 9 6 2 1 240 156 84 3 35 Blues 7 4 0 3 189 140 49 7 31 Bulls 8 5 0 3 206 171 35 4 28 Queensland Reds 9 6 1 2 191 178 13 3 33 Chiefs 8 5 0 3 240 169 71 6 30 Cheetahs 9 6 0 3 199 201 -2 3 27 Sharks 8 5 0 3 178 127 51 3 27 Hurricanes 8 5 0 3 199 202 -3 3 27 Crusaders 8 4 0 4 213 161 52 6 26 NSW Waratahs 8 4 0 4 187 220 -33 1 25 Stormers 7 3 0 4 154 153 1 4 24 Melbourne Rebs 8 2 0 6 162 258 -96 3 19 Western Force 9 2 0 7 162 208 -46 4 16 Southern Kings 8 2 1 5 166 256 -90 1 15 Highlanders 8 0 0 8 150 236 -86 2 6

Tennis Monte Carlo Masters Collated results from Monte Carlo Masters yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Semi-finals 1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-2 6-1. 3-Rafael Nadal (ESP) bt 6-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-3 7-6(3).

They made the most of an early opportunity opening the scores with along range try to Mickey Collins with Lee Armstrong adding the extras. But that would be it for Southern. Glenmark applied an effective wet weather strategy to have Southern stuck in their own half for much of the match and when the visitors weren’t defending they were scrambling the ball out of their own red zone. Southern defended strongly but were unable to keep Glenmark out, falling to their fourth straight defeat of the season.

Players prefer the capital By Kris Shannon New Zealand Football is yet to decide which city will host November’s crucial World Cup qualifier, but the All Whites have made clear their preference for Wellington. Westpac Stadium in the capital and Auckland’s Eden Park are the two options for the high-stakes playoff against an as-yet known Central American opposition, with the debate essentially boiling down to history versus increased revenue. Having hosted the All Whites’ last game of this magnitude, the famous win over Bahrain in 2009, Wellington has emerged as the players’ choice according to NZF Players’ Association member Harry Ngata. But NZF is trying to avoid the emotion surrounding the game which booked New Zealand’s ticket for the 2010 World Cup, and the lure of Eden Park’s superior capacity means the decision is far from straightforward. NZF would be confident of selling out either venue and any boost in gate revenue would be dwarfed in comparison to the prize - both financial and footballing - of making a second straight World Cup. Ngata said the All Whites players had long been speculating over the venue for the playoff and they were in almost unanimous agreement about where they would feel most confident. - APNZ

World No1 amateur Lydia Ko has stormed home in the final round of the LOTTE LPGA Championship in Hawaii. The 15-yearold from the Gulf Harbour Country Club, who began the third round in a share of 21st place, jumped inside the top 10 with a superb six under par 66 at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu. The New Zealand representative, who has never missed a cut in the 16 professional events she has played over the past three years, finished in a share of 10th place in the world class field. Ko, who will celebrate her 16th birthday this Wednesday, finished nine shots back from the champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway who defeated American Lizette Salas in a playoff.- APNZ

• Auks dig a big hole Auckland City face an uphill battle to defend their O-League crown after being beaten 1-0 by Waitakere United at Kiwitea St yesterday. Captain Jake Butler’s first-half goal was enough to seal the points for the visitors and leave their city rivals needing a win in Tahiti next week to progress to the semi-finals. That will be no mean feat. AS Dragon resemble a shadow Tahitian national team and they beat Auckland 3-1 in New Zealand earlier this week. If Auckland are unable to overturn that result, they will cede the title they have won in three of the last four seasons. - APNZ

• Mariners take final The Central Coast Mariners executed football’s equivalent of shooting Bambi, depriving the Western Sydney Wanderers of the perfect finish to their fairytale first season. But in doing so the Mariners completed a fairytale of their own, winning their first A-League grand final in four attempts to erase a history of heartbreak. Two months ago the Mariners were in financial crisis. Players were not being paid. They had to borrow money to meet their bills and mortgages until Englishman Mike Charlesworth bought the club and saved the day. Graham Arnold’s team made Charlesworth’s rescue act all worthwhile in yesterday’s decider. They scored an emphatic 2-0 victory, crushing the expectations of a 42,100 crowd at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium, filled three to one by the newly fabled fans from Sydney’s west waving red and black colours. The Mariners had led 2-0 before and lost - two years ago in a nightmare finale against Brisbane Roar which was eventually settled by penalties. - AAP But not this time.

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up 16-7 at the halftime whistle. A close quarter battle ensued in the in the second half, with Methven able to land a penalty from Maw making for a personal tally of 13, but was denied the opportunity of a possible further three points as his side went for the win. “We really stepped up and were one play away from the win, but a good Rakaia side held us out,” Methven coach Dale Palmer said. “We came up short but they backed themselves and put everything out there.” With Rakaia down to 14-men again Methven poured everything at the Rakaia line but were caught short, and in odd circumstances referee Ant McGirr blew full time from the flat of his back after getting too close to the action.

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Lauren’s career on hold Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis hasn’t competed for her country since the London Olympics, and may not get the chance again until the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year. The New Zealand women’s track cycling team have been told they will not compete at another major event until the Commonwealth Games in July 2014 - in spite of the sport likely to enjoy almost $8 million in high performance funding over the next two years. Ellis and the women’s track team met management via Skype on Wednesday to hear the decision. “I thought for a while that this could happen so I didn’t get my hopes up, but it was still a shock when they told us. It’s obvious the disappointment we feel about it but at the end of the day it comes down to money. If it’s not there we can’t really do anything to change it so it’s unfortunate that’s what it’s really come down to.” It’s a save now to spend later strategy. “What we know so far is the reason for Bike NZ sending us to these competitions is so they can send us to qualify for the two years leading up to the Olympics.” That makes sense to the accountants, but not for affected cyclists. “It’s disappointing that it’s happened but at least now we know. And I can continue training and building towards the Commonwealth Games.” News of the lay-off comes despite governing body BikeNZ being allocated $3.9 million in high performance funding for 2013, with another $3.9 million forecast for the following year. Cycling is a government tier one

BikeNZ CEO resigns However, another reason behind the decision is the drive to correct an estimated $251,000 of overspending from the high performance budget in the previous Olympic cycle. In December, Turner preferred to treat the extra spending as an overdraft-type situation, saying $80,000 of the fee could be accrued to 2013 which he expected to be a quiet year. However, the scenario set an awkward precedent in sporting fiscal management.

Kieran Turner resigned as BikeNZ CEO last week as the sport’s governing body prepares to relocate to the new velodrome in Cambridge. Turner said the intention of cutting the women’s team was to skew funding so more would be available in the last couple of years of the Olympic cycle. “BikeNZ has to live more within its means and prioritise our medal chances on a leaner programme [in post-Olympic year].”

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NZ teams not so super By Patrick McKendry This weekend marked the halfway stage of Super Rugby’s regular season and as the dust settles on another round in which the New Zealand teams were less than impressive, it’s worth asking what’s going on in our game? Blues apart, and how they have come to sit atop the New Zealand conference is extraordinary in itself, the Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders all have their issues, some clearly more than others. Injuries are playing a part with the Chiefs, Crusaders and Highlanders in particular badly affected, but as the New Zealand teams muddled their way through the last couple of rounds, teams from across the Tasman flourished. The Reds and Brumbies are serious threats, with the Waratahs also beginning to find their attacking mojo thanks in part to the athletic code-hopper Israel Folau. First, a look at the weekend. The Western Force offered little in the first half against the Hurricanes in Wellington, yet later threatened to steal what would have been a remarkable victory,

the home side hanging on 22-16. For the Chiefs against the Waratahs in Sydney, the opposite applied. Dave Rennie’s men hardly fired a shot early on. In going to halftime 15-0 down it is the first time since 2010 that they have failed to score in the opening stanza. They came back to take the lead with less than five minutes remaining, but quickly conceded a soft try and the match 25-20. It was an uncharacteristic loss for the defending champions who, worryingly for them, were also second best against the Reds in Hamilton the week before. The Crusaders and Highlanders, struggling for different reasons, battled in difficult conditions in Christchurch. The home side won 24-8 but looked a shadow of their former selves, Jamie Joseph’s men losing their eighth game of the season and looking like deserved winners of the wooden spoon. Former All Blacks midfielder

Matt Cooper believed the Kiwi malaise could be blamed on several factors - injuries, a failing of core skills, an attacking mindset and good analysis from the opposition, particularly by the Australians. “What is disappointing from a New Zealand perspective is that the failure of some core skills under pressure just seems to be creeping in higher than normal,” Cooper said. “Halfway through the competition, you’d expect that to be better. Our lack of intensity sometimes without the ball on defence has also exposed some of our teams. “I think it’s a phase New Zealand teams are going through and when the heat goes on I’d expect we’ll see the intensity lift and better skills. The other teams are probably reading us now. We have always had an extremely attacking mindset too. “Is it time, dare I say it, to be a bit more conservative at some stages? Or are we going to continue with this pretty hectic attacking mindset?

Is it time, dare I say it, to be a bit more conservative at some stages?

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“When you have that attacking mindset you normally come out on top but with that high-risk, high-reward game we have been caught on the hop a bit. Do we go back to a conservative approach? I don’t think that’s the style of New Zealand rugby teams.” Former All Blacks selector Peter Thorburn believes the migration of so much of New Zealand’s secondtier talent overseas is playing a part in the at-times bumbling performances. “There will be 60 or 70 players who aren’t All Blacks and some of them wouldn’t be top-level Super Rugby players necessarily, but they just keep that level up.” With injuries to high-profile players Kieran Read and Dan Carter at the Crusaders, Richard Kahui, Ben Afeaki and Craig Clarke at the Chiefs and Nasi Manu, Tamati Ellison and Mose Tuiali’i at the Highlanders, that lack of depth at the next level will take more of a toll. Players already up to speed to Super Rugby level needed less instruction and were a step ahead in terms of “rugby smarts”, Thorburn said, something the the Reds, Waratahs and Brumbies appear to have in abundance.  - APNZ

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Who were the chairman and chief executive officer of the NZRU when they butchered the bid to host the 2003 Rugby World Cup?

Mystery person: For years on the verge of doing something really good, Jermaine Beckford has played for Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Wealdstone, Uxbridge, Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United, Leeds United and Everton, as well as Jamaica. Quote: David Beckham, on being asked if he considered himself ‘volatile’ Trivia question: Murray McCaw and David Rutherford

targeted sport after securing three Olympic medals in London. BikeNZ is partly hindered by the world governing body’s restrictive rules. The Union Cycliste Internationale adjusted them this season. They now require teams to send athletes to all three World Cup events to qualify for the world championships. Previously two were enough. The proposed World Cup venues are understood to be in Kazakhstan, Mexico and England. The logistics of getting to each has put a strain on many team travel budgets. That budget would also balloon with the UCI decision to increase the women’s team pursuit distance to 4000m and add another rider so it is the same as the men’s event. The men’s endurance track programme (team pursuit Olympic bronze) and sprint programme (keirin Olympic bronze) will proceed. The Oceania Championships, also starting in October, have now become the initial goal. “That is if that goes ahead. It’s still unsure whether or not UCI will allow it to be held. So if that doesn’t go ahead then there will be nothing until the Commonwealth Games.” Either way the women’s team are left in a difficult position heading into the Commonwealth Games. “It’s definitely going to be tough missing out on a season, especially with the women’s team pursuit changing to four riders over 4km. So not actually competing in it when it starts we’ll be missing out on a bit.” Complicating matters is the decision by Commonwealth Games organisers not to include a women’s team pursuit. The individual pursuit, 500m sprint, points and scratch races are registered instead. A decision on the Olympic programme for Rio is also due in July which will dictate further BikeNZ plans.

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A complex trough with associated fronts moves slowly over New Zealand. The trough moves away to the east on Thursday leaving a disturbed southwest flow over New Zealand.

Showers developing with a cold southwest change.

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FRIDAY Showers clearing. Northwesterlies developing.

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