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Rising from the rubble Quake-damaged buildings demolished or earmarked for demolition in Mid Canterbury included (from left) Arthur Wells’ East Street building, Westburn Courts on the corner of West and Burnett Streets, the Methven Public Library and shops on Tancred Street.
A new Ashburton emerges from demolition sites By Michelle Nelson Two years on from the country’s worst natural disaster Ashburton is showing signs of recovery. While we got off lightly, compared to Christchurch, the events of September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011, altered the district’s future. Longstanding businesses, such as Smallbones vehicle servicing department on Cass Street, have disappeared, leaving only a vacant lot behind, and Community House is also tagged to be demolished. But redevelopment is underway on several other sites. On Burnett Street, a new building earmarked to house Michael Hill Jewellers, is rising from the rubble left in the demolition of the historic Friedlanders Building. Further along Burnett Street, passers-by contemplate the fate of a row of shops, which have sat empty for almost two years, however strengthening work has begun and the footpath under the verandas is now open to pedestrians. Many businesses displaced from the CBD by earthquake damage, have reopened in other areas, and by all accounts are doing good trade, Ashburton Business Association retail spokesperson Bob McDonald said. “There are plenty of developments going on, we are starting to see more demolition of damaged buildings,” Mr McDonald said. “At this point most of the retailers are doing okay, but the future is still uncertain. A lot of the buildings in the CBD will have to be brought up to code, and that will come at a cost.” However, Mr McDonald said business owners were looking for direction, in the form of an overall plan for the redevelopment of the CBD. “There are empty shops all around town, vacated due to earth-
quake damage, we need to keep up the pressure and keep the rebuild moving along,” he said. “Businesses are looking for direction from the council. “We hope the council will step up and facilitate the rebuild by not making it too complicated to comply with rules and regulations – the last thing we need at this point is a lot of red tape.”Mayor Angus McKay said the council was doing all it could to expedite the rebuild where possible. He said the town plan was available, but as the council does not own a lot of the land in the CBD, it was more a matter of cooperation than compliance. Mr McKay said the council had been proactive, and had an open door policy for business owners and developers. “The planning department has been busy working with CBD landowners to get something to suit both their requirements and ours, to make things as easy as possible.” He said the district had benefitted from the arrival of a number of newcomers as a result of the earthquakes, houses from quakedamaged Christchurch suburbs have been relocated to Ashburton, where regulations allow, and signs of progress in the CBD were evident. “There has been a flurry of activity with new buildings underway,” Mr McKay said. “There has been a small amount of property reorganisation taking place, where the council has sold property - small pieces of Glasgow lease land, where it dissects freehold properties, when we have been approached. This enables the buyer to get bank finance for property repair or development. “The council has been proactive in planning – the door is always open. We will continue to provide a service to facilitate the rebuild and grow the population,” he said.
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Struggling to rise above ground level this new building with frontages on East and Burnett streets is the start of a major rebuild for Ashburton’s CBD.
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Angling for the best salmon By Sam Morton More than 800 people have descended on the Rakaia River and accommodation outlets in the township are full. It can only mean one thing – the Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition is back in Mid Canterbury after an interrupted couple of years. Although the event was held last year in some form, the water was dirty and fishing conditions were poor. In 2011 the event was canned, just a day or two after the Christchurch earthquake – as it was deemed inappropriate to host the competition. However, this year committee president Ken Lee said the event was shaping up to be a big success and hundreds of competitors from out of town have already arrived in Rakaia. “We hear of people actually booking their holidays around this competition, so we are really proud that we have established the event on the calendar. “It has a great reputation and
the greatest thing is people compete to have fun. The competitive streak will always be there, but everyone is just here to share the same fun times,” Mr Lee said. About 720 people have registered in the senior section, while the junior section boasts an impressive 110 – with fishing getting underway today. The money raised from competitors will be put back into the ongoing maintenance of the Rakaia River, assisting Fish and Game with consents and fencing. Mr Lee, a keen fisherman himself, is predicting some tough fishing conditions this weekend, but believes everyone will enjoy their time on the river. “The river is very low and so clear, so I think to be honest there is going to be some nice fish caught, but as I said it will be tough,” he said. The competition will run through until Sunday, with daily prize sessions and more file photo than $50,000 of prizes up for grabs through the duration of Anglers will be lining the banks of the Rakaia River hoping to catch the best salmon to win the Rakaia Salmon the event. Fishing Competition.
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Rider still serious The rider injured while showjumping at the Maniototo A&P Show on Wednesday remained in a serious condition in Dunedin Hospital’s high dependency unit last night (Thur). Zara Crutchley was airlifted to Dunedin from Maniototo Hospital after falling when her horse went through a jump during the show’s afternoon events. As well as competing, Ms Crutchley was also working as a horse steward at the show. - APNZ
would be likely to sell out, despite the high ticket price of $85 per adult. “The Russian ballets that come through are quite spectacular. They bring elaborate backdrops and lighting,” Mr Farr said. JGeeks on March 4 are breaking a tradition of younger audiences being difficult to attract. The independent New Zealand Maori comedy music group, who burst into the scene on New Zealand’s Got Talent, was selling well and may sell out, Mr Farr said. Another highlight of the next few months would be the Ashburton Variety Theatre’s Miss Saigon, which will stage in May. With plenty of local support it would be expected to sell well. Aimed at senior citizens are the Sons of Sinatra on April 14 and Sentimental Journey on April 6, and there would be a discount for those purchasing tickets to both shows. Ticket prices at the centre ranged upwards from just $20 per adult. For promoters bringing shows through, they set the prices. “The stuff we are bringing through ourselves we are trying to keep as low as we can,” Mr Farr said. Other upcoming performances include The Eastern band, which has opened for Fleetwood Mac, on March 3, and Floral Notes with Geraldine Brophy and Jane Keller on March 14, and Roger Hall’s Taking Off on May 5.
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Chairlift rope replaced On Mt Hutt this week splicing of a new triple chairlift rope was underway. Workers from left (front) Darryl McCabe of Doppelmayr, Stu Grant of Mt Hutt and Hayden Buick of Bridon get to work. The triple chairlift rope installation started on February 7, and will run to about 1070 man
hours of effort when complete by February 25. Manager James McKenzie said the new rope is 2.61 kilometres long and weighs 15 tonnes, with a breaking strength of around 100 tonnes. “The old rope was on the lift for 23 years prior to reaching the replacement criteria for aerial passenger lifts,” he said.
Two hurt as car crashes near school A woman was seriously injured after a car left the road and narrowly missed approaching traffic near a Masterton school yesterday. Police cordoned off the stretch of State Highway 2, on the southern approach to the Opaki overbridge, where the crash happened just after 3pm yesterday. Parents crossed paddocks to retrieve their children from the nearby Opaki School and school buses were turned back at the police cordon. Drivers were told to turn around and find an alternative route.
Fire Station officer Kevin Smith said there were no other cars involved in the crash and the two occupants of the car had fled the vehicle by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. Mr Smith said other vehicles heading in the opposite direction had narrowly avoided the car as it left the road. He said one woman had serious injuries, although both women were conscious when fire crews arrived. The white hatchback in which the pair were travelling had come to rest on the roadside and one fire appliance, two
ambulances and multiple police officers had attended the scene. The Lifeflight Trust Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called and landed at the nearby Opaki Racecourse, ready to transport one of the women to Wellington Hospital. The other woman was taken to Wairarapa Hospital by ambulance but the nature of her injuries was not known. Hospital spokeswoman Jill Stringer said the woman was in “satisfactory and stable” condition. -APNZ
Sex offender Stewart which was moved onto the site. Murray Wilson has been He had 17 special conditions recalled to prison and may imposed on him. face charges in court after His release was met with allegedly phoning someone legal challenges, with his lawhe had been told not to conyer fighting the restrictive contact. ditions and Wanganui District The Department of Council appealing the decision Corrections today (Thur) to release him to the area. said it had been vigilantly Debate over his release was monitoring Wilson’s compliheated, with councillors toying ance with his parole condiwith the idea of issuing trestions and immediately made pass notices to prevent him Murray Wilson a recall application after it from entering public places. received information which Wilson appealed his release led it to believe he was in breach. conditions before the Parole Board in Police assisted in the matter. December, seeking permission to drive The Parole Board considered the appli- a vehicle by himself and the freedom to cation this afternoon and the 64-year-old attend events like concerts and church was returned to prison. services. Corrections said it would pursue legal He also questioned why he had to pay action through the courts in relation to weekly rent and power costs of $100. the alleged breach, but a spokeswoman The board last month turned down his was not immediately able to confirm what requests, and said paying rent was part of charges Wilson would face in court, or his integration to society. when and where he was due to appear. In November, three months after his The spokeswoman would not say which release on parole, Wilson told the Wanganui prison Wilson had been recalled to. She Chronicle how he was “bored out of my said the department did not usually con- tree” and spent up to 20 hours a day alone. firm where prisoners were held. He was visited by probation officers every Wilson will remain in prison until his weekday but said he was lonely and had next hearing before the Parole Board, to be not had many visitors. held before the end of March. Wilson was barred from visiting his wife Wilson was sentenced to 21 years in and children, and was permitted to see his prison in 1996 for sex and violence offenc- mother in the South Island for only two es against women and girls, as well as hours on a day trip. charges of stupefying and bestiality. He had gone on fishing trips and bush He served 18 years of a 21-year sentence walks and spent some of his time gardenbefore he was released on parole on August ing, which “passes the time”.ilson contin29 last year, first to a self-care unit on ues to deny the charges for which he was Wanganui Prison grounds and later to a found guilty. nearby two-bedroom weatherboard house - apnz
Dairy owner helps thwart robbery By Hamish McNeilly Police have praised the quick actions of a Dunedin dairy owner, who helped thwart an alleged aggravated robbery yesterday. Police swooped on St Kilda about 9.30am following a phone call from the Sai Food Market shopkeeper who said two people were acting
suspiciously outside the shop. As a result, two males - a 19-yearold and 22-year-old - were charged with the attempted aggravated robbery of the store. Earlier, the shopkeeper had shut and locked the shop’s main entrance after he noticed one of the men put a red cloth over his face and peer into the premises. Detective Sergeant Brett Roberts
said the shopkeeper was able to watch the pair via CCTV and, within minutes, a dog handler had arrested the men. A knife and clothing were also recovered nearby. “The shopkeeper did everything correctly. “He was suspicious, he locked the door so no access could be made, and he rang 111 immediately and
we were able to dispatch patrol cars almost immediately.” Det Sgt Roberts said the dairy, the target of robberies in August and November, also had good quality interior and exterior CCTV cameras. Anyone who may have witnessed the men at the front of the shop at the time of the incident were asked to contact Dunedin police on 4714800. - APNZ
• Blaze contained A large scrub fire in Northland has been contained by crews. The blaze at on Okahukura Rd, Tapora, west of Wellsford, had been contained with fire breaks to 70ha, northern fire communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said. Fresh firefighters were at the scene yesterday morning. -APNZ
• Suspicious fires Four scrub fires on the same street near Hamilton overnight Wednesday are being treated as suspicious. Emergency services were called to the first blaze that covered a 2ha area on Old Mountain Rd in Karamu, west of the city, at 4.30am. Two further smaller fires in the same street followed soon after. -APNZ
• Fatal crash A man is dead after a car and truck collided near Gisborne early yesterday morning. Emergency services were called to State Highway 2 in Ormond at 12.40am and found the driver of the car dead at the scene. Police said the truck, which was carrying empty milk crates, tipped over in the collision. The driver was not injured. -APNZ
• Name released Police have released the name of a man killed when his ute crashed into a tree near Hatepe, north of Turangi on Wednesday night. He was Shane Anthony Robson, 51, from Mount Maunganui. -APNZ
• Last Bee Gee lands The sole surviving Bee Gee has touched down in Napier ahead of Saturday night’s Mission Concert performance. “It’s been lots of fun so far,” Barry Gibb said after arriving in Napier last night. The concert is the only New Zealand performance of Gibb’s acclaimed Mythology tour which has seen him perform to sell-out crowds in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. -APNZ
• Fake licences Wanganui hotels, bars and pubs are warned to be on the lookout for fake drivers’ licences circulating in the city and being presented at liquor outlets and in bars. At first glance, the licences are a good fake, says Whanganui police acting Senior Sergeant Andrew McDonald, but they do not have the holographic decal “New Zealand Govt NZ” printed across the front. -APNZ
• Hospital jobs to go Close to 20 Wairarapa Hospital staff could be axed under a plan to unite health board management teams in Wairarapa and Hutt Valley. Spokeswoman Jill Stringer said the proposal was at the consultation stage but 50 jobs - 17 in Wairarapa, 33 in Hutt Valley - would go if it is adopted. -APNZ
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Saturday: • Outdoor market Ashburton’s weekly outdoor arts and crafts market will set up shop in the West Street car-park. A variety of goods will be on offer. Market runs from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
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Our Lady of the Snows five-year-olds (from left) Archie McKerrow, Kenneth Knight, Lily Grace, Savannah Clark, Daria Gahn and Kieran Hudson.
Alastair Clemens gives his tractor a quick grease before he heads out for more heading. He’s about half way through the 2400 hectares of crop on his property.
Farmer Laura Cairns was out in her front paddock grubbing thistles, wrapping up a solid morning’s work where she’d sold some of her prize Hampshire rams.
Cuppa time in the paddock for farmer Tom Richards and American student John Locke. They were mowing postharvest straw in readiness for a big burn-off this week.
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By Sue Newman A 50km/h sign never looked as good as the one in Rakaia yesterday after we’d slogged for two hours into a screaming south-easterly headwind. But we made it and those two hours were just a small slice of what was another magic day cycling around the Ashburton District. We hopped on board in busy Methven this morning; it was hard to leave town. We found nana Wendy Fitzgerald at the gate with grandchildren Liam and Pippa Clark finding early morning entertainment watching Daniel Sudei up to his neck in a trench, laying new water mains. Just around the corner the team from Harnetts were busy clearing roadside trees and debris from pavements ahead of a reseal that no doubt will bring a smile to residents’ faces. We left Jim Glanville and Anthony Manning hard at work as we pedalled on to stock up on lunch. We weren’t the only people exercising, a big team at the Methven Gym were sweating it out to pounding music that could be heard blocks away. Lunch and a loo stop later we looped back into town and spotted a line up of stunning bikes – motor, that is. And we also found a fantastic story. The round the South Island trip was part of a bucket list item for a Nelson couple. Joel Smith broke his back three years ago, was wheelchair bound for nine months and finally was rehabilitated to the point he could ride a bike again. He, wife Jean and friends were on tour celebrating life. The five-year-olds at Our Lady of the Snows School were more than
a little surprised to see two lycraclad nanas arrive in their classroom but were happy to chat and tell us about the great garden they were growing out back. Out onto a perfect morning on a rural road. We spotted Tom Richards and American student John Locke in a newly harvested paddock, cutting and raking straw ahead of their next big burn-off. It was to be a day of farmers, hay, harvest and machinery. Down the road we flagged down Gavin Blackwell. The Methven contractor said he was supposed to be retired but couldn’t resist the lure of a little cash each summer. He’s the gardeners’ friend, baling pea straw into small bales. Alastair Clemens might have thought he was avoiding us when he whipped into his yard gate, but we followed in hot pursuit. He was using the morning hours to check his harvest gear. With half of his crop still in the paddock Alastair was keen to use every available hour to get that harvest in the silo. As we pedalled towards Barrhill we spotted Laura Cairns in her front paddock grubbing thistles. She was a happy farmer, having sold some of her top class Hampshire rams during the morning. And into Barrhill where we were surprised to find the historic settlement alive with the chatter of 99 members of Women’s Institute. The women were celebrating Founders’ Day and were happy to stop, chat and offer us a welcome cup of tea. They were an incredibly happy bunch enjoying a day in the country. We didn’t need to go looking for Andrew Bennett and Matt Luxton from Southern Traverse Homes. The sound of their nail guns alerted us to building activity around the
• Sevens rugby The high speed action of sevens gets a twist with the Rakaia tight five sevens, with a traditional sevens tournament as well this year at the Rakaia Domain. • National Dog Show Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be at Allenton Rugby Club for the national show. Ninetytwo breeds and 450 dogs. Judging commences at 8.30am both days. • Ashburton Fanciers’ Club open day Many breeds of poultry will be on display along with demonstrations on preparing poultry for showing. A sign post will be set up for the show set to kick off at 1pm, at 923 Boltons Road, Carew.
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• Farmers Market After some fresh produce or plants this weekend? Then the Ashburton Farmers Market is the place to be. It’s on in the West Street car-park from 9.30am until midday.
• Rakaia Fishing Competition More than 800 fishermen will descend on the Rakaia River during the weekend, looking to land the big one in the Rakaia Fishing Competition.
Sunday: Scenic cycling Tinwald Cycling Club heads up the Rakaia Gorge for a challenging and scenic ride from Terrace Downs to Lake Coleridge and back. Juniors and Division 2 at 12.45pm and seniors at 2pm. • Champion bowls The fourth and final instalment of Mid Canterbury Bowls Champion of Champion has the top triple combinations play off at the Hampstead Bowling Club.
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Angela Mattson and four-year-old Melissa feed horses, cattle, sheep and chooks on their lifestyle block on the outskirts of Ashburton. The Mattson family dreams of the day it can build its family home on that piece of land. corner. And it was noise again that alerted us to the McMillan drilling crew. Supervisor Shane Box said that in spite of the noise, mud and gushing water the work would yield a functioning irrigation bore, probably at about 228 metres. And then the southerly struck. Our perfect day on perfect roads with a gentle downhill slope became the toughest challenge we’ve faced. Nearly two hours of hard slog into a screaming wind. There was no escaping it. Gorse hedges were too
low to provide relief and trees too far between. We got tough, we dug in and we didn’t give up in spite of being blown off the road. The outskirts of Rakaia have never looked so good. Out in the paddock we spotted Angela Mattson. With four-year-old daughter Melissa she was working on the family’s lifestyle block, the place they hope to build their new home in a few years. Next door we found Neil Robinson picking up wind-blown pears. He’s
retired but said his huge house block – built on land owned by his family since 1886 – kept him more than busy. Rakaia’s watering holes were tempting but we decided we still had time to call in at Rakaia School. Our visit to the year eight students was probably more interesting for us than it was for them. They were busy getting to know their new iPads and were keen to show us what they knew and what they could do.
And so day four wrapped up, in traditional style with a pint at the pub. And we were shattered, wind battered, sore of thigh and looking forward to curling up on the couch. Today we’ll cycle the byways around Ashburton, starting to the west of Tinwald and moving to the east before we cross over to Ashburton. We’ll pedal our way around the eastern areas, possibly out to Fairton and then back over to the lifestyle blocks on the west.
• The Lepidopterist The last performance of the Lepidopterist, the butterfly collector will be held at 2pm today. A dark funny theatre treat, combining circus feats and some really interesting facts about butterflies. At the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.
Out of town: • Reece Mastin on tour Australian X-Factor winner Reece Mastin will be performing his Beautiful Nightmare tour at the CBS Canterbury Arena in Christchurch on Saturday. Admission for all ages costs $66.50, with the show starting at 8pm.
On the couch: • International cricket The ODI series is set for a thrilling decider as the Black Caps take on England in the third ODI at Eden Park on Saturday, live on Sky Sport 2 from 1.30pm.
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He’s supposed to be retired, but Methven contractor Gavin Blackwell still powers up every harvest season to bale pea straw into small bales for home gardeners.
When there are pavements to reseal, then the tree experts from Harnetts, Jim Glanville and Anthony Manning are called in to cut trees back and clear pavements.
Enjoying lunch in the peaceful surroundings of Barrhill village, Women’s Institute members (from left) Dot Fort, Mary Simpson, Doreen Nicolson and Yvonne Lister celebrating Founders’ Day.
Rakaia School year five students are counting themselves lucky to have a classroom full of iPads. The students received the iPads last week and are quickly learning to use them.
Regulators raise concerns over DCD delay By Matthew Backhouse Overseas regulators have raised concerns about how long it took to be notified about traces of a toxic agricultural substance in New Zealand dairy products. But the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has denied New Zealand’s dairy reputation has been tarnished, saying it has gone to great lengths to identify risks and ensure the food safety system is transparent. The results of extensive testing by MPI and the dairy industry, released yesterday, show that no traces of dicyandiamide (DCD) have been found in New Zealand milk products made since midNovember last year. The testing was carried out after
last month’s revelation that traces of the fertiliser product were found in low levels in some Fonterra and Westland Milk products made last spring. The levels were significantly below the European Commission’s daily intake standards, but the finding caused concern among international customers. The Government also expressed concern about the potential damage to the industry’s image. MPI director general Wayne McNee yesterday said overseas regulators had raised concerns with how they were first notified about the issue. “Particularly there was a concern from regulators that we didn’t give them more notice at the time when the information was given to the public.”
Asked whether New Zealand’s reputation had been tarnished, Mr McNee said the New Zealand food safety system was transparent. “We go to great lengths to do testing and identify where there are risks, and we go to great lengths to make sure that we are transparent around that.” Mr McNee said the ministry had released its findings today to be as open as possible with markets and customers, despite the DCD levels found posing “absolutely no food safety risk whatsoever”. He said minute traces of DCD were found in various dairy products, and some would still be in the supply chain. “However, there remains no food safety risk. All traces are significantly below the European
Commission’s daily intake levels for DCD. “Importantly, tests on products made from milk collected on farms after November 13, 2012 show no traces of DCD at all.” The testing focussed on products using milk collected from the less than five per cent of dairy farms which used DCD on their pastures between June and November last year. Of the 1994 milk products tested, 371 had traces of DCD. However, all but nine of the samples had traces of less than one part per million. Those products were all concentrated, which meant the actual levels would be much lower. None of the 602 products made from milk since November 13 last year were found to have DCD.
Fertiliser companies voluntarily withdrew DCD products from the New Zealand market after last month’s revelation. The product cannot be used again until minimum standards are in place and MPI has clarity around ensuring it does not get into milk products in future. MPI general standards deputy director Carol Barnao said that could take two to three years. Asked what could be done to ensure farmers with DCD supplies did not use it in the meantime, Ms Barnao said it was applied under very tight controls by approved applicants. “There’s the ability to have very strong traceability.” MPI was also working with Customs to make sure no DCD could come into the country.
The affected dairy products were predominantly milk powders, as well as one butter product and 11 cheese products. Ms Barnao said it was not known exactly which markets the products had gone to, and discussions with overseas markets were at a general level. Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings welcomed the reassurance provided by the testing. “The results are as we expected given that DCD has been withdrawn from the market and has not been used on pasture since September 2012. “We will continue to work with our customers and regulators to provide them the information they require to further assure them of the quality of our products.” - APNZ
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Solid Energy debt at Day to reflect for many $389m and growing OUR VIEW
The Government held a briefing on Solid Energy’s worsening financial position yesterday. The Government and the company released statements saying Solid Energy was in discussion with its banks as it struggles with low coal prices. Solid Energy’s shareholding ministers, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall said the company’s board was working with Treasury, advisers and the banks about further restructuring options, “with the aim of returning the com-
By Coen Lammers editor
t is hard to believe that the deadly quake of February 22 is only two years ago. On one side the horrible memories of that day seem extremely vivid but at the same time many in Canterbury have experienced more changes in two years than most will see in a lifetime. Nobody died or was seriously injured in the Ashburton District but most locals knew those affected physically, psychologically or financially. Just looking around the Guardian offices, I can see a number of people who lived through the quakes of September 2010 and February 2011, and many businesses in Ashburton will be the same. Having crawled out of a collapsed building myself, February 22 will always remain a day tinged with sadness for those who died or are carrying life-long scars. Unlike other places in the country, Ashburton has been deeply involved in the aftermath of that horrible day and few will take for granted how many in Canterbury are still suffering every day, from their mental or physical scars or subsequent trauma from dealing with insurances and government officials. The current drama around school closures and mergers is just another chapter in the on-going nightmare some families are unable to escape. Other New Zealanders further afield though have already consigned the Christchurch
pany to a sustainable financial position.” The company - which was once a candidate for partial sale - has laid off hundreds of workers on the West Coast, Huntly and from its Christchurch head office. There has been a board cleanout and its long-serving chief executive Don Elder announced his departure earlier this month. “Discussions are required because the position of the stateowned enterprise has continued to deteriorate despite the restructuring that has already taken place,”
Mr English said. Mr Ryall said Solid Energy’s debt stood at $389 million and its interim result, which is due shortly, will show additional losses. “The new chair and board are focusing on a return to a core coal business which is viable at current world prices. The public is aware that there had already been restructuring at the company, but more may be required,” says Mr Ryall. “The Government appreciates this is a very unsettling time for employees and suppliers and the company’s wider stakeholders but it is a process which must be worked
earthquake to the history books and fail to understand that the battles are far from over. When I travel up north, it is sometimes hard to fathom how some New Zealanders have no comprehension what their fellow Kiwis are still going through every day. Earthquake overload and fatigue is definitely becoming a factor and is likely to increase as the years go by and taxpayers continue to pay to fix Canterbury roads and sewers. This is why the anniversary has real value. It gives us time to remember but it is also a strong reminder to the rest of the country. Most of all though it gives us time to reflect on how Canterbury has banded together to deal with the challenges and on what has been achieved, both in Christchurch and outlying areas like Ashburton. Unsafe buildings have been torn down but new structures are starting to appear in the city and around our own CBD. Both Christchurch and Ashburton will likely end up with more attractive and safer town centres and the earthquake rebuild has given Canterbury the most unlikely economic boost as the rest of the world is struggling to pay the bills. We will never forget the heavy price many of us have paid but after two years we are starting to see a few rays of sunshine at the end of a very dark tunnel.
Towns urged to entice people By Kieran Campbell Towns in New Zealand’s regional areas should be made more enticing to slow the mammoth population growth expected in Auckland in the next decade, a sociologist says. By the time New Zealand’s population reaches five million, it is expected that about 38 per cent of people (1.9 million) will live in our largest city. Auckland currently hosts about 33 per cent of the country’s population. Massey University sociologist Professor Paul Spoonley says immigrants to New Zealand will help keep the country’s population growing, and more should be done to entice those new residents to regional centres to slow the boom in Auckland.
ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) If you have anything of importance you need to discuss or even paperwork to catch up on, try to do it today rather than leaving it until the weekend. Mercury is set to rewind but if you act promptly, you can set anything important in motion. If there is someone you have been putting off calling, taking action on this can also help.
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through carefully and properly,” the ministers say. Solid’s chairman, Mark Ford, said a restructuring and turnaround plan for the company was being prepared by the newly appointed board. “Despite some modest recovery of international coal prices from a low of around US$140 per tonne in September last year - down from US$224 in June 2012 and a high of US$350 in January 2011 - the company expects any sustained recovery will be prolonged,” he said. - APNZ
“You want to distribute both the benefits and the demand the population growth produces around New Zealand,” Professor Spoonley said. “If you’re going to concentrate it in a few areas, and principally in Auckland, then you’re going to have to put a lot of resource into one part of the country at the same time you’re closing schools, hospitals, post offices [in areas where population is dropping.” Professor Spoonley said growth was also expected for other cities and towns including Christchurch, Tauranga and Queenstown but for many smaller towns the projection was for little, if any, shift in population. “The difficulty is that the population growth is uneven,” he said.
“We’re already seeing the end of growth in some regions, they’re now flat-lining [and] some of them will actually decline in population, but Auckland will grow and it will grow quite rapidly. “Unfortunately, if you keep growing Auckland [at that rate] then the issues around housing affordability or environment or transport don’t ease.” Professor Spoonley said almost all economic development was now city-focused, and even rural areas that were growing tended to use less labour. He said immigrants arriving in New Zealand should be given incentives to work outside of Auckland. “We’re using migration to shore up the numbers in New Zealand and produce new skills. We could be doing more to
TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Even if you have been inching towards some of your key hopes this month, I think there may have been a fair amount of confusion at times. And if you find yourself pausing once more and reconsidering all your options, it wouldn’t really be a surprise. Friendships too remain fluid, with some moving in and some out of your situation.
GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Your ruler is set to rewind for the next three weeks, in the part of your situation which influences your role in life and professional prospects. If you are interacting with life’s movers and shakers during this time you will need to be ultra-clear in all you say and do. With Neptune still creating a sense of smoke and mirrors, be as transparent as possible.
CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) The Moon remains with you today, in its home zone of course. Now, unfairly, you are often seen as the homely member of the zodiac, and whilst there may be times when you love yours, there is much more to you. Yet today if you can spend time catching up on chores, cooking, baking or rearranging, it may prove to be blissfully satisfying.
encourage more migrants to go to places other than Auckland,” Professor Spoonley said. Statistics New Zealand predicts the country’s population will reach five million by 2026. A new report released yesterday day, called New Zealand in Profile: 2013, shows population growth is expected to slow. Statistics New Zealand senior analyst Kim Dunstan said the mass exodus to Australia was one of the greatest contributors to last year’s population growth of just 0.7 per cent, which was the lowest of the last 10 years. He said population growth was expected to return to normal rates in coming years. The population has grown by about 480,000 to 4.4 million since 2002 but is expected to grow by only 407,000 to 4.8 million by 2022. - APNZ
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LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Financial affairs continue to need care. If news is thin on the ground today you may also find yourself worrying about why this is. In a way you are right to be guarded as someone may be withholding information. This can be especially so around property or mortgage issues. If you are interacting with a vendor, bank, broker or lawyer, do keep up the pressure.
VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) The way other people have related to you this month could generally be described as mixed, or should that be mixed signals? This is unlikely to be lessened by your ruler Mercury’s soon-to-begin threeweek retrograde. But even if certain involvements turn out to be something of an odyssey, hold the notion that there is a larger truth that will eventually emerge.
By Laura Mills The mining inspectorate heavily criticised in the wake of the Pike River disaster - will be moved to a stand-alone unit at “arm’s length” from the Government. Labour Minister Simon Bridges said yesterday it was creating a new Crown agency, implementing a key recommendation of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the disaster. A spokeswoman confirmed the new health and safety unit would include the mining inspectorate. “The new agency will have a dedicated focus on health and safety and underlines the Government’s strong commitment to addressing New Zealand’s workplace fatality and serious injury rates,” Mr Bridges said. “We have a firm target of a 25 per cent reduction of these rates by 2020.” The commission concluded it was “difficult to fathom why there was no prosecution or, at the very least, a written warning issued to Pike”. Numerous submitters argued that no one could have faith in the old inspectorate and it needed a fresh start. Some suggested bringing the unit under Queensland control. The Government hopes to have the new unit up and running by December. In the meantime, it is business as usual for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The ministry already has a new chief mines inspector, Tony Forster, who has 40 years experience in the mining industry in the United Kingdom. Legislation to establish the agency is expected to be introduced to Parliament in June. - APNZ
Macdonald moved to Chch Ewen Macdonald has been moved to a prison in Christchurch without his only registered victim, the wife of slain farmer Scott Guy, being informed. The Feilding farmer was acquitted of murdering his brother-inlaw Scott Guy last year, but was later sentenced to five years in prison for arson, vandalism and killing deer and calves on neighbouring Feilding farms. He had been held at Manawatu Prison since being charged with
murder, but One News reported (tonight - Thur) he spent last night at Rimutaka Prison and was moved to Christchurch Prison today. The Corrections Department has refused to comment on why Macdonald was moved, but One News said it was so he could undertake a rehabilitation programme, which could include psychiatric counselling or supervised outings. Mr Guy’s widow Kylee, who
is Macdonald’s only registered victim, was not informed that Macdonald was being moved. Macdonald had already served more than a year in Manawatu Prison while awaiting trial last year. He was denied parole at his first hearing at Manawatu Prison in December, with the board saying it was not satisfied he no longer posed an “undue risk to the safety of the community”. - APNZ
Police officer assaulted in cells A police officer has been hospitalised with serious facial injuries after being attacked at a police station. The officer was allegedly attacked after releasing a prisoner from handcuffs in the cells of the
Picton Police Station yesterday morning, Radio New Zealand said. A female civilian watchhouse keeper and an off-duty officer had to intervene to stop the assault. The alleged offender appeared in Blenheim District Court yester-
LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Your feelings may seem harder to disguise today. Even if you are someone who prides yourself on projecting an upbeat, positive vibe, you might find yourself wondering what people REALLY think about you. Try not to invest too much time and energy in this, but equally, making sure that you fulfil your obligations properly is also set to be key.
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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) You might feel a bit restless today but you can turn this to your advantage if you end up doing different things which enliven your existence. Yet conversely, Saturn presses you to focus on key strands and not to get distracted. Communication, always an important area, can become even more so in the next few weeks, so work hard at it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) You might find yourself getting some very profound insights today. Call it instinct or call it a psychic vibe, but it is not a good time to ignore your hunches. You can also feel much more sensitive than usual around home and family matters. If this is an area that has seemed uncertain or you have lost focus around, be sure to tune into key people.
day charged with wounding with intent to injure. Radio New Zealand reported the injured officer had been taken to hospital and was awaiting the results of X-rays to determine the extent of his injuries. -APNZ
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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Your communicational situation has been blessed with real zip this month, and at times the odd slice of blarney. Yet it now becomes vitally important to say what you mean and mean what you say, not just today but for the next three weeks. The stars can play tricks on all of us, so making sure that you are thinking and talking clearly is key.
AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Money matters! Indeed, as bills have to be paid and services contracted for. Be particularly commonsensical and businesslike around such matters in the next three weeks. This is also a time when you would gain by checking your bank statements or receipts carefully. You can be a great humanist but humans are fallible, so be alert.
PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) The Moon is in a particularly warm and friendly place for you today, and with the Sun getting a foothold in your sign you can start to feel that trends are moving more positively in your direction. Yet there can be some strands that remain somewhat stop/start, and this can continue to be so for some while. If you encounter delays, be fatalistic about it.
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Deliberately lit fire angers father By APNZ and Herald Online A Wellington father of five who frantically bundled his young children out of the house as a scrub fire approached early yesterday morning is angry the blaze may have been deliberately lit. The fire in Happy Valley, close to the city’s landfill, endangered up to 30 houses and forced the evacuation of up to 70 residents. It was brought under control this morning but was expected to smoulder for several days. A Wellington rural fire spokesman this afternoon said the cause of the fire was not yet known, but it was unlikely to have been a natural occurrence. Chris Sadler, who bundled his family out of the house after they were woken by hysterical yelling about 2am, said he and other residents were unhappy the fire may have been deliberately lit. “I’m just happy the family is safe and gets to see another day. I mean, obviously we are angry about it, but what can you do?” Mr Sadler said he hoped whoever started the fire would be caught. He said security footage from the landfill road might help to identify the arsonists. When he was woken by the commotion yesterday morning, Mr Sadler thought his house was on fire - but then he saw the whole ridge behind his house was alight. “It was quite surreal.” He and his partner Bonnie rushed to evacuate their five children - four-yearold Poppy, 22-month-old triplets Jesse,
Jade and Fern, and seven-month-old Tilly - as well as the family dog. After several trips up and down the staircase, Mr Sadler realised he wearing nothing but shorts and shoes when a neighbour offered him a jacket. He and his wife bundled everyone into the car within a few minutes as the fire burned “horribly close” only a few hundred metres away. They will be staying at Owhiro Kindergarten, where Poppy is a student, while firefighters work to keep hot-spots in check overnight. Mr Sadler said he was grateful for the volunteer firefighters, who were “black from head to toe” with soot. “These guys were just a mess and they’re still trudging off down the street, ready to keep going, so we definitely owe them one.” Three helicopters with monsoon buckets fought the fire at its height. It was well-contained by this afternoon despite a southerly wind, which was expected to fan the blaze. Rural fire crews would monitor the fire overnight and would continue mopping up tomorrow. A rural fire spokesman said all residents had been cleared to return to their homes by this afternoon. The fire comes as Wellington faces a potential water shortage, with little rain on the horizon for the next two weeks. Greater Wellington Regional Council said the rivers that provide about twothirds of the water supply for the region were low and their levels were dropping. Residents have been asked to keep water use to a minimum in the com-
ing weeks. Firefighters were also kept busy by scrub fires in Wellsford and Hamilton. Police said a series of rural fires west of Hamilton early yesterday morning were believed to have been deliberately lit. The first fire, on Old Mountain Rd near Te Pahu, was reported about 3.30am. Firefighters arrived to find five separate blazes along the road, all within a 6km stretch. They spent several hours extinguishing hot spots and cutting down trees to prevent more outbreaks. Police would like to speak to witnesses to the fires. A blaze on 85 hectares of conservation land at Tapora, west of Wellsford, is continuing to burn. Principal rural fire officer Bryan Cartelle said a team of 26 volunteer firefighters, Department of Conservation staff and forestry contractors worked overnight to damp down hotspots and extend firebreaks. He said safety was paramount, and the team would not be taking any risks. “We are fighting this fire from the perimeter because, as the tall pines burn and fall, they’re a real danger to anyone on-site.” Mr Cartelle said locals could expect to see flames and smoke flare-ups within the containment lines for some time. “However, they can rest assured, no properties are under threat and our crews will be there day and night to monitor the containment.” The fire’s cause is being investigated. - APNZ
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Protesters force Japanese whalers to temporarily suspend annual hunt Japanese whalers have temporarily suspended their annual hunt in the Southern Ocean because protesters are making refuelling too dangerous. Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) says its Antarctic whale research mother ship Nisshin Maru was damaged yesterday (Wed) when it and a supply tanker were sabotaged by the Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon. In a statement, ICR said as the Nisshin Maru was about to come alongside the supply tanker for refuelling, the Sea Shepherd vessels made “foolhardy obstruction attempts” by repeatedly approaching to close-quarter distance.
“During their obstruction to refuelling operations the SS [Sea Shepherd] vessels provoked several collisions... The BB [Bob Barker] collided with the supply tanker too.” ICR said none of its crew members were injured, but the Nisshin Maru “suffered denting damage and broken hand railing on her bow section while the supply tanker port side hull was dented and her hand railing was damaged.” The ability to navigate was not affected by the damage, it said. However, ICR said refuelling attempts had been interrupted “due to the extremely dangerous behaviour of the SS vessels.”
The refuelling operation is essential for the safe navigation of ships, the ICR statement said. “Thus it threatens safety of our research ships and lives of crews on it and is therefore unacceptable.” ICR also rejected Sea Shepherd allegations that there was oil spillage during the research vessels’ refuelling operations. “Refuelling from the supply tanker to the research vessels is safely conducted through a hermetically sealed fuel transfer system, making leakage impossible. “SS’s allegations and rumours about the supply tanker hitting icebergs and oil spilling are equally unfounded.” - apnz
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A DAY TO REMEMBER
February 22, two years on
Forgotten tale of quake injured The second anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake is likely to focus on the 185 people who perished on the worst day in Canterbury history. Sadly, the stories of many others that were severely injured remain untold. One of those victims, Nikki Cameron, general manager of the Ashburton Guardian, tells her story to COEN LAMMERS.
he story of Nikki Cameron is unlike any other among the hundreds of victims of the Canterbury quakes. Technically, the general manager of the Ashburton Guardian is not one of the victims of February 22, but was severely injured during a big aftershock seven days later and dragged into the Christchurch nightmare. The accident affected her life in a way she could not imagine on February 22, and took months of agonising recovery to reclaim her life and her career. Nikki thought she had seen the worst one week earlier after the “big one” hit her inner-city work place at Chevron Cars on Moorhouse Avenue. “I saw buildings falling down across the road and in total panic jumped into the car to get back to my kids at school in Dunsdandel,’’ Nikki recalls. “I got an enormous fright when a big aftershock hit while I was driving over an overpass, but once I got out to Yaldhurst I realised the damage out there was nothing as serious.’’ As her workplace was locked into the red zone, Nikki had to sneak behind the cordons to retrieve her work laptop the following day and started working from home, just north of the Rakaia River. She was joined by her friend Deborah whose home was redstickered and who had brought her horse with her. “On the following Tuesday, we decided to go for a ride when an aftershock hit and my horse just went nuts,’’ Nikki remembered. “It was real rodeo style. When my feet slipped out of my stirrups I went flying, but I was mainly concerned about getting trampled by the other horse. So I rolled over and landed on my side which caused all the damage.’’ Nikki broke the sacrum in her lower back and snapped her left arm. Deborah rode her horse to a nearby house and eventually the Westpac Rescue helicopter transported Nikki to Christchurch Hospital. With only the bare facilities, water restrictions and an avalanche of injured patients, Nikki entered an emergency nightmare. “It was just manic. Like a scene you’d expect in World War Two.” In the chaos, the doctors put her broken arm in a plaster but missed her main injury. Ms Cameron was send home to her parents’ place where she spent an excruciating night sleeping in a chair as she was unable to lie down. Despite several pleas to doctors to re-examine her X-rays Nikki eventually had to ring her own ambulance to take her back to hospital where further examinations revealed the true extend of the damage. Nikki, however, holds no grudge and understands the doctors were under unimaginable pressure. She described how the nurses and doctors were run off their feet with overcrowded wards with horrific injuries, generators for basic power use and water
Nikki Cameron with Westpac Helicopter staff after being thrown from her horse Carina during an aftershock. restrictions meant they were unable to wash patients or linen. “So when the lady next to me, who had been in the crushed bus on Colombo Street, got cold one night she was given a blanket that was still had blood from another person. The conditions were shocking.” To make matters worse the continuing aftershocks put fear into even the staunchest patients and staff. “The hospital was built on rollers and shook back and forth with each aftershock, so it was pretty scary for all of us. They put the side panels up on our beds so we would not fall out as the beds were literally jumping around the room. “I couldn’t wait to get out of there.’’ To not delay her discharge any further, Nikki turned down the option of surgery on her broken arm to insert a bolt. Instead she chose to stay in a plaster and let nature take care of her broken limb. “As a result the bone did not grow back straight so now I’ve got a curve in my left arm. The specialist said it fits the curve of my bosom,” laughed Ms Cameron who clearly sees the lighter side of her ordeal. After a week of being nursed by a friend in Christchurch, Nikki could no longer stay away from her two daughters, who were being cared for by her exhusband. Despite being wheelchairbound and with only one useful arm, she moved back into her home near the Synlait plant and tried to keep the household going as best she could. Home help took some weeks to get up and running due to the earthquake chaos, but with some help from her mother, she got through the initial days. “I would shuffle around the house behind the wheelchair holding on with one arm, trying to do some cleaning and cooking.
“I could manage to get into the car, but was unable to get the wheelchair in, so I would drive to daycare, beep the horn and a teacher would come out to grab my daughter. I would then drop the older one off at school and get back in the wheelchair in the garage.’’ Meanwhile, her workplace in Christchurch had come to a grinding halt and was struggling to pay staff, prompting Ms Cameron to make an extraordinary move. “At a meeting with my bosses I told them that they did not need a financial controller in the current situation. So I virtually made myself redundant. “In my role as financial controller it was the right decision, but as the person out of a job, I did cry all the way home.’’ As Nikki’s injuries improved she started looking for new work. Soon she was approached by a recruitment agency acting on behalf of the Ashburton Guardian. “I did not want them to see me like this in the interview so I parked the car in front of the Somerset building, left my crutches in the car and shuffled to the elevator. You should have seen the look on the faces when I walked in.’’ The injuries clearly did not hurt her chances as Nikki was hired as the new general manager for the newspaper and has not looked back since. “I am really enjoying working in the newspaper business, which was a steep learning curve, but some of my past experiences from 12 years in the printing industry have been invaluable. “I work with some great people around me and like how this district has so much going for it and gets things done.’’ Despite the traumatic events of two years ago, today’s anniversary has no real impact on Nikki. “It was hard, but I have put it all in a box and have moved on with my life.”
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Those who turn disaster into inspiration As Christchurch marks two years since the earthquakes, MICHAEL BROWN looks at a group of people who made a big difference.
ormer British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said, ‘we make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give’. These words are as relevant now as they were 60 years ago and they echo an approach that helped the people of Christchurch deal with New Zealand’s worst natural disaster on February 22, 2011. Amid the sense of helplessness, there were many more who simply wanted to help. They assisted neighbours, the elderly, unfortunate or injured. They went out of their way to make life more bearable for others and, ultimately, they helped get
Christchurch back on its feet sooner. For some like Alastair Suren, who was part of the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade, it was an immensely rewarding time. Lyttelton was devastated by the 6.3 magnitude quake and multitude of aftershocks and the fire brigade fielded 580 calls for assistance in two weeks – they normally receive about 130 a year. “Many people said to me that they envied what I did because I was able to help,” said Suren, who has captured the stories of 22 men and women of the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade in a book entitled The Brigade. “They felt helpless not helping but, for me, it was an incredible feeling to be part of an organisation that helped people after this event. It was the best and worst thing I have ever experienced. “A lot of people fled from Christchurch and left with enduring images of destruction and despair. All I remember is seeing people helping others and an amazing feeling of
empowerment.” It’s often why volunteer organisations see a significant surge in new recruits after times of great stress – it’s the best marketing campaign money can’t buy – but it’s still estimated only 2 per cent of the population volunteer for anything on a regular basis. Often these are for services that are taken for granted by the wider population. When something happens, there’s an expectation they will be there to help and, invariably, they are volunteers. There are about 9000 firefighters in the country; 7000 of whom are volunteers. St John, which is a charitable organisation, has 2000 paid employees as well as 8000 volunteers ranging from ambulance officers to those in their 90s working as caring callers. St John has a strong brand in New Zealand and don’t tend to struggle to recruit volunteers but operations director Michael Brooke isn’t surprised by this. “The New Zealand structure is
built on volunteers,” he said. “You will always have some who don’t get involved in their communities but many do and they look for ways of doing that. “People want to give and make a difference. It’s just something that happens in people’s lives at various stages and, when it happens, they think about where they can do that. It then comes down to what volunteer services meet their needs. People look for what works for them.” It can be a massive commitment and some dip in and out depending on their situation. There are about 3500 volunteer ambulance officers in New Zealand and they need to attain a level of proficiency up to national diploma level and then be required for shift work. Fire recruits also go through intensive training and many brigades then operate on rosters depending on the numbers they have. At Lyttelton, they are invariably on call every second weekend and obliged to answer the
siren at any time of the day or night. In Whakatane, where Suren has since relocated, they are on call once every four weeks. While it can be hard on the volunteers, it can be equally difficult for their families who have to live with someone who can leave them in an instant or who is bound to an area because they are on call. And for every natural disaster, there are hundreds of false alarms, car crashes and small fires. Suren had a reputation in Lyttelton as something of a white angel. Whenever he was in Lyttelton, it seemed nothing significant happened but when he was out of town he missed the exciting call-outs like house fires or chemical spills. He was on the Kapiti Coast on February 22 and knew immediately he needed to return to Christchurch to not only be with his partner but also his community and his brigade. It’s what Churchill would have done. – APNZ
ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Friday, February 22, 2013
A DAY TO REMEMBER
February 22, two years on
Everything’s fallen into place By Myles Hume Sewerage covered carpets, a liquefaction-sodden backyard and broken belongings strewn across their home. John and Sally Williams’ comfortable Bexley life was destroyed within 40 seconds two years ago. At the time they thought their life was turned upside down. With great neighbours, working for a combined modest wage and the grandchildren living around the corner, it could not have been a better backdrop for the now Ashburton residents. But when the magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck on February 22, 2011, all that was taken away from them.
“We wouldn’t have ever thought to live anywhere else, we loved it there,” John said. Spending three weeks in their dining room, living amongst the muck and stench they still called home, the anxiety was too much for them to stay in the ruined and forgotten eastern suburb. Abandoning their jobs, family and rented home, John and Sally moved to a small two-bedroom flat in Ashburton – a place they happily now call home. It has not been easy for the pair. Sally, 60, and John, 69, have struggled to hold down jobs with their age and poor health standing in the way. It has not been helped by the hard-hitting news that Sally had leukemia.
They live on a combined pension of $500 a week, and have struggled to handle their $16,000 debt they were comfortably paying off when Sally worked as a chef at the Ibis Hotel and John was a cleaner at St Martin’s School. To an outsider their story may sound sad, but they would not have life any other way. “We’re ‘the glass half full’ kind of people,” Mrs Williams said. “We can’t batter ourselves with what has happened, it’s just the circumstances. But our life now is quite peaceful, worry-free, we have great neighbours and there’s no shaking or trembling.” The couple, who have been together for 20 years, spend hours on end in their coulourful garden, where a small vegetable patch
keeps the grocery bill down and the mind occupied. Trips around the district allow them to enjoy the finer aspects their newfound life, and their grandchildren visit often. Today will mark the second anniversary of a horrific day for John and Sally, but they will not be dwelling on the tough road they have travelled. “Home is here now, occasionally we go past the old house which is still standing and say ‘gee they need to mow their lawns’, but we won’t be going there or doing anything to remember that day,” John said. “It’s great how it has all fallen into place, it was hard at the start but we can’t find one negative thing about Ashburton,” Sally said.
RIGHT: Sally and John Williams have been down a tough road since the devastating earthquake two years ago, but they are now loving life in Ashburton. Photo Joseph Johnson 200213-JJ-014
Home was destroyed, but not family Life keeps getting better in Christchurch By Susan Sandys
By Kurt Bayer Life in post-disaster Christchurch is continuing to improve, according to a new survey which has found three-quarters of residents say life is good. Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cantabrians’ positivity and resilience has shone through in the results of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s 2012 Wellbeing Survey. While most respondents reported experiencing stress that had a negative effect on them, 74 per cent rated their overall quality of life as good or extremely good. Only 7 per cent rated their quality of life as being poor or extremely poor. Conducted for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) by Nielsen Research between August and October 2012, the Wellbeing Survey garnered responses from 2381 residents selected randomly from the electoral roll in Christchurch city, the Waimakariri and Selwyn districts. Asked about positive outcomes arising from the earthquakes, 76 per cent had experienced pride in the ability to cope under difficult circumstances, 69 per cent increased resilience as a family, 68 per cent had a renewed appreciation of life, and 67 per cent a heightened sense of community. “What this shows is that despite the enormous challenges people have faced across greater Christchurch, they have battled on and continue to find positives,” Mr Brownlee said. The Wellbeing Survey also reveals many challenges thrown
up by the earthquakes continue to impact on the lives of the respondents. The three most prevalent negative impacts experienced as a result of the earthquake were identified as: loss of recreational, cultural and leisure time activities; distress and anxiety associated with on-going aftershocks; and dealing with EQC or insurance issues. It also found that higher proportions of Christchurch residents have experienced a strong negative impact on their everyday lives as a result of the earthquakes. An overwhelming 97 per cent of residents have experienced stress at least some time in the past year, while nearly a quarter indicated they have been living with this type of stress for most or all of the time over the past year. “There is still a long way to go in the recovery, both in terms of the physical rebuild and in supporting people to recover from the effects of the earthquakes,” Mr Brownlee said. Asked about their overall confidence in earthquake recovery decisions, 60 per cent of respondents were very confident, confident or neutral about the decision-making. When asked about their confidence in Cera’s decision-making, 68 per cent of respondents were very confident, confident or neutral. Findings from the second part of the Wellbeing Survey – an online component open to all residents on the Cera website – are due to be released later in the year. The intention is to conduct further surveys at six-monthly intervals until the end of 2014 to monitor progress. – APNZ
Methven has been a healing place for the Petersen family following the February 22 earthquake two years ago today. Rachel and Palle Petersen and their three daughters – Emma, Sophie, and Pia, today aged 19, 17 and 14 – sought refuge with family in the town, where Rachel grew up. At 12.51pm when the earthquake struck Rachel was in the kitchen of her family’s Mediterranean-style home on St Andrews Hill near Redcliffs. She had just put a chicken in the oven, and was planning to drop off baking to a nearby friend who had recently moved. She had kissed her teenage daughter Sophie goodbye who was home sick for the day and was lying on a couch in the nearby lounge room. “And then it hit, boom,” she said. “All I remember seeing is my whole pantry just going …,” she said, moving her arms to demonstrate all the items falling out on to the kitchen floor. As furniture was thrown and crashed around the house, and parts of the ceiling caved in, Rachel ran through the dining room into the lounge for Sophie, who had been momentarily knocked unconscious by a 100kg mirror on a wall falling down and scraping her head. It was just luck that the mirror had not fallen on her completely. The pair ran out of the house for the reserve next door. A neighbour’s pool had slid down a bank and they had to run through that, getting themselves covered in mud to their knees. They made it to the park and clung to one another. “We were connected as if we were one person,” Rachel said. Their dog Tipper had also made it out of the house, having been let out before the earthquake struck by Rachel, who thinks he may have sensed it was about to strike. The mother and daughter pair were picked up from the park by a friend to take them to Redcliffs School, to collect Pia. Rachel was relieved to find her daughter was uninjured after she had considered that Sophie and Tipper may be all she had left of her family. “I thought no-one could survive that,” she said.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo 150213-TM-95
Palle and Rachel Petersen and daughter Emma, now living in Methven, remember well their beautiful home of St Andrews Hill which featured in housing magazines before the earthquake. Many of the students at Redcliffs had been outside when the quake struck while those inside had “run for their lives” to get out. Palle, who worked at a wool export business in Addington, had not realised the earthquake was as bad as it was in the rest of the city until tuning in to media reports. He hit the road and finally made it home around 3pm. Emma was a student at Rangi Ruru at the time and managed to team up with others from the Sumner area to get a ride home, completing the usual 20-minute journey by about 5pm. “The first thing I saw was the house just blown apart, I had been fine until then,” Emma
said. She has undertaken a paper in earth sciences at Lincoln University since, and learned the force of the earthquake, its epicentre just 4km away, had travelled directly under the house. By the time Emma got home, Rachel and Palle had made the decision to leave their wrecked house for Methven, where Rachel’s mother Beatrice Weir lived. The trip there was punctuated with stops for a traumatised Rachel to stop and be sick. When they went to bed that night they slept little, and Rachel got up to have a shower to wash the mud off her legs. The following days were made easier by the good will and hospitality extended by the com-
munity. The Methven Heritage Centre, where a Civil Defence emergency centre had been set up, provided them and many other earthquake refugees with meals and items such as toothbrushes. Palle made daily trips back to the house to board up broken windows, and in following days Methven farmers helped them relocate their furniture from the house to their sheds. The family stayed at Rachel’s mum’s house for 10 weeks before finding a place to rent. Today as they prepare to move back closer to Christchurch sometime this year, they look back on their stay in Methven as an amazing time in their lives. They girls enjoyed attending
Mount Hutt College (Pia for a whole year), until returning to Rangi Ruru, making many new friends in the town and getting to ski regularly. The good will of her family and the residents had been amazing, Rachel said. As well as her mother and sister. Margaret Feiss in Methven, who had been “a rock”, she wanted to thank the Red Cross, Brent and Lyn McDonald, John and Robyn Dynes and Joanna and Steve Suyker. “Methven has been healing,” Rachel said. Living through the experience of the earthquake and its aftermath had made them realise it was family and people that mattered in life.
For the first time in a long time I can actually say I’m excited about what’s ahead
By Sam Morton
’ RIGHT: Former Millies Bar owner Paul Millichamp has risen again, two years after his business closed down following earthquake damage.
Photo Erin Walker 210213-EW-032
Two years on, thousands of personal dollars later and Paul Millichamp is hoping his fortune is about to change. Like many other business owners in Ashburton, the Christchurch earthquakes struck his livelihood hard. The once popular “Millies” was deemed unsafe and put off limits by the Ashburton District Council Following that decision, Mr Millichamp suddenly had some major decisions to make himself; give up and move on or persevere and rebuild his dream. To those who know him, it’s no surprise he chose the latter. Digging deep into his savings, raiding the business insurance fund and remortgaging his house were just some of the major sacrifices he has had to make to uncover
a glimmer of hope. Moving into the former New Life Church on Tancred Street proved to be his saviour, but there is still plenty of work to be done – and he knows it. It’s been one hell of a struggle, but as Mr Millichamp puts it – it’s his dream and he isn’t prepared to give up on it anytime soon. So with robust commitment and dogged determination, Mr Millichamp adopted a new trading name, Arcadia, in a move he hopes will mark a new start. “Millies used to have quite a stigma attached to it, so I want to get away from all that and move forward. This isn’t so much a continuation, this is a fresh start and a new chapter,” Mr Millichamp said. “I’ve had some huge support from my family and I wouldn’t be standing in this building today with a future in sight without them. It’s been just one huge rollercoaster.”
However, even with opening a successful new bar, restaurant and night spot – Mr Millichamp is under no illusions how tough his life is going to be from here on in. But he’s optimistic and he will drive his business forward – not resting until he has a pina colada in his hand, profit in the bank and a chance to let out a big sigh of relief. “I could have walked away, I could have given up, but I’ve got a young family that mean the world to me and I really wanted to set them up with the brightest future possible. “Life has been tough, but I’m still standing and for the first time in a long time I can actually say I’m excited about what’s ahead. (But) it’s been a long time coming,” Mr Millichamp said. Arcadia is expected to open before the end of April, possibly next month.
ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Friday, February 22, 2013
Pistorius lawyers poke holes in case Lawyers for South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius have poked holes in the prosecution’s murder case against him, challenging flawed police work to boost the athlete’s hopes of being released on bail. The defence yesterday forced the lead police investigator to admit multiple police errors in the case, undermining earlier explosive claims that witnesses heard arguing, a woman screaming and gunfire at his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day. The 26-year-old Olympic athlete insists he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in a horrible accident and not intentionally, as the prosecution aims to prove. Under cross-examination, investigating officer Hilton Botha was
forced to admit that Pistorius’ version of the early morning shooting fitted the crime scene. “It sounds consistent,” Botha said. Defence lawyer Barry Roux went on to cast doubt on key witnesses at the bail hearing. A woman who lives in the same highly secured complex as Pistorius “heard talking that sounded like non-stop fighting from two to three in the morning,” hours before she was killed, Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said. Another witness reported hearing gunshots, screams and then more shots, police said. “We have the statement of a person who said after he heard gunshots, he went to his balcony and saw the light was on. Then he heard a female screaming two,
three times, then more gunshots,” Botha said. But Roux disputed these accounts as police said one witness was at least 300 metres from the house and the other had misheard the number of gunshots fired. Botha was also forced to admit police had missed a bullet that hit the toilet basin in their investigation. The defence’s forensic team discovered the bullet four days later. He also conceded he did not wear protective clothing when Pistorius’ forensic team visited the house, which may have contaminated the scene. In another twist, prosecutors yesterday backtracked on the claim that a police search of Pistorius’ home found testosterone
and needles in a dresser in his bedroom. “We can’t tell what it is,” said national prosecuting authority spokesman Medupe Simasiku later said. “We can’t confirm or deny it until we get the forensic report.” Pistorius’s defence team and his relatives looked confident at the end of the session, while prosecution’s lawyers were seen to be holding worried discussions. “The Pistorius family finds the contradictions in Botha’s testimony extremely concerning,” they said in a statement, adding that they were “satisfied” with the bail hearing. Pistorius, the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympics in London last year, says he shot Steenkamp
by mistake through a locked bathroom door, believing she was a burglar. “I had no intention to kill my girlfriend,” he said in an affidavit read to the court on the first day of his bail hearing yesterday. Steenkamp was shot three times through the bathroom door early on February 14, with wounds to her head, elbow and hip. Although it appeared to be a successful day in court for the defence, Pistorius still needs to convince the magistrate there are compelling reasons why he should be let free during his trial. Police revealed that Pistorius had previously been arrested at his Pretoria home for assault, although he was not charged. Magistrate Desmond Nair said
Jesse Jackson Jr pleads guilty
Internet glasses for a mere $1500
The son of a prominent US civil rights leader, holding back tears, entered a guilty plea yesterday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison under a plea deal with prosecutors Before entering the plea to the conspiracy charge, former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, told US District Judge Robert L. Wilkins, “I’ve never been more clear in my life” in his decision to plead guilty. Later, when Wilkins asked if Jackson committed the acts outlined in court papers, Jackson replied, “I did these things.” He added later, “Sir, for years I lived in my campaign,” and used money from the campaign for personal use Jackson once seemed destined for higher office. His wife Sandra, appearing later in the same court, also had high political visibility as a member of the Chicago city council, a position she resigned last month after investigation of the couple began. After entering his plea, Jackson dabbed his face with tissues, and at point a court employee brought some tissues to Jackson’s lawyer, who gave them to the ex-congressman. Jackson told the judge he was waiving – AP his right to trial.
Google is giving more people a chance to pay $1500 for a pair of the internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing. The product, dubbed Google Glass, will be offered to those selected as part of a contest announced yesterday. Participants must submit an application of up to 50 words explaining what they would do with the Google Glass technology. Entries must include the hash tag “ifihadglass” and be submitted through Google Plus or Twitter by next Wednesday. Google Glass is supposed to perform many of the same tasks as smartphones, except the spectacles respond to voice commands. The glasses include a tiny display screen attached to a rim above the right eye and run on Google’s Android operating system for mobile devices. Google Glass is supposed to make it easier for people to take pictures or record video wherever they might be or whatever they might be doing. Online searches also can be more easily conducted by just telling Google Glass to look up a specific piece of information. Google’s Android system already has a voice search function on smartphones and tablet comput– AP ers.
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• Drone toll 4700 A US senator has said an estimated 4700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America’s secretive drone war, local media reported yesterday. The toll from hundreds of dronelaunched missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere has remained a mystery, as US officials refuse to publicly discuss any details of the covert campaign. But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of drone use, openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the – AP toll.
• Pilot rapped for rant An Air India pilot faces the wrath of his bosses after appearing in a YouTube video rapping about bad pay, ageing female flight attendants and cancelled flights at the airline. Titled Air India Rap, the homemade track starts with the pilot putting on his uniform before the start of his shift – only to be told that the flight has been cancelled at the last minute. The lyrics, set to a looping hip-hop soundtrack, are replete with expletives and take potshots at the airline’s cabin crew. Crew are often criticised by passengers for being rude and the managers are blamed for the airline’s dismal reputation. “How do I fly with women in their 60. They call them air hostesses, we call them aunties,” goes the lines penned by the pilot. – AFP
Shipley linked to another stressed company
Ericsson opening in Wellington Swedish company Ericsson is opening a new facility in Wellington which will service the rollout of the ultra-fast broadband scheme and create 30 jobs. The telecommunications giant said yesterday it would establish a new fibre duct manufacturing facility in Todd Park, Porirua. The plant will produce ducting for Chorus to case fibreoptic cables being rolled out as part of the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) scheme and rural broadband initiative.
It may also export its products to the AsiaPacific region. Ericcson is expected to invest $15 million into the facility, with production due to begin at the plant later this year. It is the only the second fibre ducting plant Ericsson has built and the first outside Sweden. The Government’s $1.35 billion UFB initiative aims to provide download speeds of 100 megabits per second to 75 per cent of New Zealand by the end of 2019. – APNZ
By Tamsyn Parker
Hate that hair? In Brazil, beware. A self-regulatory council for Brazil’s advertising industry is looking into complaints against razor maker Gillette for running bodyshaving commercials. Council spokesman Eduardo Correa says 20 consumers have filed complaints that the campaign “encourages prejudice against hairy men”. The online commercials show beautiful women telling men they should shave their chests to please their girlfriends. – AP
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earlier he could not rule out that there was some planning involved in the killing, which may be considered as a premeditated murder, setting a high bar for bail. The bail hearing was adjourned until today when both sides are expected to summarise their arguments. The athlete, who off the track has had a rocky private life with stories of rash behaviour, beautiful women, guns and fast cars, has built up a powerful team of lawyers, medical specialists and public relations experts for his defence. In 2009, Pistorius admitted to a newspaper that he slept with a pistol, machine-gun, cricket bat and baseball bat for fear of burglars. – AFP
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Another company linked to Dame Jenny Shipley is under pressure and may be forced to stop operating by September if it cannot meet new Reserve Bank requirements. Sentinel Assurance is owned by Seniors Money International, of which Shipley is the chairwoman. Shipley has come under fire recently since the collapse of construction company Mainzeal. She resigned as chairwoman of Mainzeal on December 31 – just six weeks before the company went into receivership on Waitangi Day. Sentinel, which is New Zealand’s largest provider of home equity release mortgages, noted in its annual report in June last year that it did not meet the minimum solvency requirements for the new Reserve Bank licence and was investigating potential solutions. “If solvency cannot be achieved the company may need to cease its insurance activities,” the report stated. The firm’s auditor, KPMG, also noted that while the company was working with the regulator to resolve the licensing issues, the existence of the “material uncertainty” cast doubt on the company’s ability to “continue as a going concern”. Under new licensing requirements brought in after the collapse of insurer AMI, Sentinel is required to have $5 million in solvency capital on its balance sheet. Sentinel’s accounts show it does not have any capital that meets the solvency requirements because the capital is held by a related party. Shipley said Sentinel was working through the new licensing requirements with the Reserve Bank and was on target to meet full licensing requirements. “(Sentinel) expects the Reserve Bank will issue a solvency standard for captive life insurers, under which the company will have a significant solvency surplus.” She said Sentinel’s parent company Seniors Money international was on track to make a $10 million operating profit and was well positioned for the future. Sentinel chief executive Vaughan Underwood said the company did not need to raise capital and insisted it was about getting its classifica-
Jenny Shipley tion and internal structuring right. “It’s a little bit about them (the Reserve Bank) understanding us better. It’s clear we are in a slightly different category.” Asked why the discussion was taking so long to resolve, Underwood said “it doesn’t feel like that long”. “To engage with a large organisation everything takes time. It doesn’t feel like there are any hold-ups.” A spokesperson for the Reserve Bank said that in most cases the minimum capital and solvency requirements for insurers came into effect on December 31 last year as specified in their provisional licences. However, the bank said it envisaged most full licences would be issued by the end of June. Questions have been raised about Shipley’s suitability as chairwoman of Genesis Energy ahead of its planned partial float on the stock exchange. Asked if she would stand down if investors were put off buying into Genesis because of her involvement with Mainzeal, Shipley said she would do what was best for the company. “In all my governance roles I focus on the best interest of the companies and I will continue to do so.” – APNZ
Mark Cerny, lead system architect for the Sony PlayStation 4, speaks during a news conference to announce the new video game console yesterday in New York.
New PlayStation to take the stage Sony is unveiled its next-generation gaming system, PlayStation 4, at an event in New York, saying the console will be part of a new ecosystem focused on hardware, software and services. The console is Sony Corp’s first major game
console since the PlayStation 3 went on sale in 2006. Yesterday’s unveiling is an attempt to give Sony the spotlight on video games, at least until Microsoft Corp. unveils the next Xbox in June, as expected, at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles. – AP
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FARM cottage to rent in Willowby. Two bedrooms plus sunrooms, good log fire, large section, no dogs, no smokers, references required. Ph 302-6022. LARGE one bedroom, fully self contained flat, ensuite, separate lounge and kitchen. Nice grounds. $245 per week including power. Phone 027281-4303. RETIRED couple, no children, small dog, require two bedroom cottage or house to rent. Keen gardeners, long term. Up to $270p/w. Please phone 03-304-7707.
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CROSSBRED 2th ewes. 50, or numbers to suit. $120. Phone 0274-374-399 or 303-7283.
SWAROVSKI Jewellery on Sale at Swarovski Boutique in The Arcade. Selected pieces 50% off. Two weeks only - finishing 23 February. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10.00am- 1.00pm.
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ASIAN, have lots of fun, GARAGE Sale - Saturday. with a warm, caring Thai 11.30am. Grove Street, near beauty. Phone Fiona 021- Jane Street. Sign at gate. 187-1559. GARAGE Sale - Saturday, FOR ladies only - see 8am, Cameron Street (West Saturdayâ€™s paper. Phone Street end). Jacques 021-0269-3636 for your Saturday your needs and fees. In my PLAN world, the ladies come first. morning by checking the Guardian Classifieds for garage sales.
CASH for used goods, when you advertise in the Guardian Classifieds. Phone WIND KNOCKING THOSE 307-7900. PLANTS AROUND???? Come see us for the CONTAINERS for sale or largest/cheapest stake hire, ex shipping: general selection in town. Also made and insulated. Sidelifter to order raised vegetable available for delivery. â€“ garden planter boxes Wilson Bulk Transport, ADAMS SAWMILLING, Phone 308-7772. Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 308-3595. Mon-Fri 7amDEADLINES - Ashburton 5.30pm, Sat 8am-12noon. Guardian Classifieds Eftpos available. close at 5.00pm every week day, the day prior HIRE to insertion. Phone 03307-7965.
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DAILY DIARY TODAY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 9.00am. ST DAVIDâ€™S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, museum open. Seafield Road. 12.00noon. CAVENDISH CLUB. Opening lunch, 31 Tancred Street. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Euchre. R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton. 1.30pm. ARTHRISTIS GET TOGETHER. Monthly meeting Christmas Treasures. Trevor Wilson Centre, Tancred Street.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday, March 10, 2013 At 6.30pm Ashburton Club and MSA, Burnett street. All welcome For lessons, enquiries phone David on 307 0596
Registrations We would like to invite any new members, past and present, players and coaches, to register for the 2013 season. We also welcome any new committee members. Direct registrations: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Israel Folau will start at fullback in his Super Rugby debut against Queensland on Saturday, but the Waratahs are planning to also utilise the superstarâ€™s unique skills out wide. Folau was a dynamite target for crossfield kicks during his NRL career and although rugby follows a different attacking structure, the Waratahs will consider employing some league-like tactics. â€œIf we get ourselves in a position to do that, maybe,â€? said coach Michael Cheika. â€œYouâ€™ve got to lay the platform thatâ€™s going to allow you to launch those types of attacks. â€œMaybe heâ€™ll be out on the wing and hopefully weâ€™ll draw a few blokes and weâ€™ll run it. Who knows? â€œWeâ€™ll try and keep the opposition guessing a little bit.â€? Cheika said Folau and his team were â€œentering the lionâ€™s denâ€? for their seasonopener at Suncorp Stadium. Scoring tries out wide was a Folau trait during his State of Origin days for Queensland. But itâ€™s unlikely turning up at Suncorp and doing the same wearing blue will endear Folau to the Brisbane faithful. Cheika is confident Folau has handled enough hype throughout his stints in league and the AFL to be unaffected by a hammering from the Queensland fans. â€œWe believe thatâ€™s going to be a pressure-cooker atmosphere and he has experienced that before so heâ€™ll be ready for that,â€? Cheika said. â€œThatâ€™s the good thing about going away from home. You get the fans against you and youâ€™ve got to try and silence them by doing good things.â€? Wallabies prop Benn Robinsonâ€™s expected demotion from the NSW starting line-up is not due to form. Cheika will announce his team at 8.30pm AEDT, but Jeremy Tilse is set to earn the first start of his Super Rugby career.
Israel Folau is the Waratahsâ€™ attack weapon. Itâ€™s an unexpected fall from grace for Robinson, the Waratahs captain last year, but Cheika denied he was out of favour. â€œI donâ€™t think we can talk about form,â€? he said. â€œBennâ€™s only had a 50-minute trial match so itâ€™s just the combination that I might want to work with on the day. â€œAll the front-rowers have made it really difficult for me to pick a starting team.
â€œTilse has been extremely big on workrate. Heâ€™s hungry and like the other props, heâ€™s put his hand up for an opportunity in the starting team.â€? Bernard Foley is all but certain to put up with his ankle injury and start at five-eighth. Fellow playmaker Berrick Barnes is expected back from a knee problem next - AAP week.
Aust focus on swing in India Australiaâ€™s bowling attack will focus on swing in the orange dust of Chennai in the first Test starting on Friday, while for India the spin is the thing. While some would say itâ€™s a gamble by Australia, the tourists are doing their best to take the chance element out of it with detailed planning on how to get the ball in exactly the right condition. Thereâ€™s an old saying that many hands make light work, but Australia are taking the opposite approach. India can be expected to include two or three frontline spinners, while Australia have named Nathan Lyon as their only specialist slow bowler. â€œI donâ€™t think it is (a gamble),â€? Clarke
said. â€œI think weâ€™ve got a really good attack. Weâ€™ve got three specialist fast bowlers. Weâ€™ve got a couple of part time (spinners) in David Warner and myself. Indiaâ€™s team will be a lot different to ours. â€œBut I think we have gone with our strengths and weâ€™re backing that when the wicket does deteriorate here not only will it spin more it will go up and down more and we think reverse swing will play a part as well.â€? Clarke says Chennaiâ€™s high humidity will make it crucial for players to be disciplined in how they handle the ball on its journey from wicketkeeper back to bowler. â€œGenerally here because you sweat so
much the guys that arenâ€™t bowling need to take control of the ball,â€? Clarke said. â€œSo whether that is me or â€˜Wattoâ€™ (Shane Watson) in slip, we have to look after it for the bowlers and keep it out of their hands as much as possible. â€œIf the ball is reverse swinging, if you get the shiny side wet it stops the swing. So that is something we will talk about. â€œA lot of the time in the subcontinent the keeper catches the ball and gives it to one of the slip fielders and instead of throwing the ball around the field, it will generally go straight from slip to mid-on and they will hand it to the bowler. â€œThe less hands on the ball the better.â€? -AAP
Botha not up for challenge By Patrick McKendry The management of promising New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker said it has challenged Francois Botha to a match-up but has been forced to move on after the South Africanâ€™s connections refused to accept it. David Higgins of Duco Events, an organisation which promotes Parker, said Botha would have been a good step up for the 21-year-old, who has looked impressive in his three professional fights, all of which have been won by knock out. Botha recently lost to former All Black Sonny Bill Williams on points amidst farcical scenes in Brisbane. Higgins and business partner Dean Lonergan were quick to criticise the fight and its controversial aftermath which featured claims of a failed drug test and an attempted bribe, but have clearly also
seen the benefits - both commercial and publicity-wise - in attracting the 44-yearold Botha to a bout in New Zealand. Higgins said Williamsâ€™ points win which came in 10 rounds instead of the advertised 12, should have been a knockout victory to Botha but for â€œKhoder Nasserâ€™s interventionâ€?. â€œWe made an attractive offer to Bothaâ€™s people but they were extremely reticent and were looking for opponents other than Joseph. Then they were non-responsive. It appears they fear Joseph even though he has fought professionally only three times. â€œIf Botha shies away from Joseph, maybe we should call him the White Pussycat rather than the White Buffalo,â€? Higgins added. Botha, who has 61 fights to his name and has been in the ring (and lost to) such heavyweights as Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield, is said to be keen on a rematch against Williams
in South Africa this year. Higgins said the hunt was already on for other â€œbigâ€? overseas names which would mark a new phase in Parkerâ€™s professional career. Parkerâ€™s next fight is next Thursday in Christchurch against 30-year-old Dontay Pati, who, according to respected boxing website boxrec.com, has fought only once - at cruiserweight - for one loss. Parkerâ€™s last fight, against Richard Tutaki in Auckland in December, was scheduled for six rounds but was stopped a minute into the third. Parker will also fight in April before his step up in class in May. Higgins added that Mayâ€™s fight could be sanctioned by both the WBO and WBA in order to boost Parkerâ€™s reputation and ranking. The latter organisation ran the Williams v Botha fight and came under scrutiny for not having a representative at ringside. - APNZ
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New Zealander Simon van Velthooven has claimed a silver medal in the kilo time trial at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Belarus. The Olympic bronze medallist finished 0.648 seconds behind Frenchman Francois Pervis, who finally won his first world title in the event after finishing on the podium in five of the last six years. Germanyâ€™s Johann Eilers was in third. The Manawatu rider who was ranked No 1 going into the race took out a bronze at the same event at last yearâ€™s World Championships in Melbourne. Riding last in the event, the pressure was on the New Zealander after Pervis set a blistering time. â€œIt was great out there yesterday. I knew I was on a good time but I didnâ€™t feel sensational,â€? van Velthooven said. â€œItâ€™s a really nice track and a huge arena. Theyâ€™ve put on a great show here but the person that beat me rode a sensational time and I think thatâ€™s a sea level world record so to come out after seeing that was a little bit daunting but I knew it could be beaten and unfortunately I didnâ€™t beat it but I put it all out there and Iâ€™m still very happy with my silver medal.â€? Fellow New Zealander Eddie Dawkins finished in eighth place. Van Velthooven said his strategy was to race as hard as possible. â€œTo be honest I just go as hard as I can, thatâ€™s the reason they call me the Rhino. It wasnâ€™t very conservative, it was me going as hard as I could itâ€™s just that Francois is such a good starter. I do need to work on my start, working on my start
A silver medal for Simon van Velthooven at the UCI Track Cyclilng World Championships. does benefit my team sprint but as you could see my third and fourth laps were my fastest - thatâ€™s my strong point. â€œI do love the lactate tolerance side of it and really hurting myself. Thatâ€™s probably half the reason I like doing the kilo - is the pain involved.â€? Van Velthooven next races in the keirin, an event which he finished third at the
London Games last year. He said the small New Zealand team in Minsk are all confident of performing well enough to get on the podium. â€œComing here we all looked at each other and agreed we could all win medals this week, let alone world titles. Itâ€™s a great start ... the boys will be itching to race over the next couple of days.â€? - APNZ
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By Rob Forsaith Upon touching down in Sydney over five months ago, Italian ace Alessandro Del Piero declared: “I am not here for the end of my career. I am here for the start of a new career”. With yesterday’s announcement, that Del Piero would play the 2013/14 A-League season with Sydney FC, the 38-year-old proved his Australian adventure is no sabbatical. Del Piero had been in talks with Sydney FC for months and attracted interest from foreign clubs before a deal was finalised late on Wednesday. Both parties agreed to activate the second year of his $2 milliona-season contract, with Del Piero saying he never gave any serious thought to leaving the Sky Blues. Now it’s just a question of how long the Italian maestro conducts play before taking his final bow. “With my age, I want to be very honest with me and all of the squad. We have to see year by year,” Del Piero said. “I understand if it’s not possible, then I’m going to pass ... but if we think we can do it, also for next year (2014/15 season), then there will be a new story.” Del Piero has enjoyed a spectacular first season in the A-League, scoring 11 goals in 18 matches - the highest-ever goal haul by a Sydney FC player in a single season. Aside from his dazzling skills, the former Juventus striker has been a smash hit off the park, helping generate greatly-increased media interest, crowds, television ratings and merchandise sales. “He has raised the profile of not only Sydney FC, but the A-League as a whole,” Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow said. “It’s incredible to think every week there are football fans across Italy tuning in to watch Sydney FC play live.” After a horrible start to their current campaign, the Sky Blues have risen to fifth under coach Frank Farina. Del Piero nominated the side’s turnaround, his family’s happiness, and the vision of Farina and Barlow as crucial factors in his decision to remain in Australia. “It was a big challenge for me and my family to come here, I changed everything in our life,” he said. “We had to check things over here (hence the delay in committing to a second season). “(My family is happy and) now my son speaks English better than me.” Ultimately, Del Piero won’t be content until Sydney FC bank some silverware. “It’s a challenge and I want to win the championship,” the six-time Serie A winner said. “That’s why I came here. “Everyone wants improvement next year. Everyone wants to do better and better every week and that’s what I feel when I talk with Scott and all the board and the boss. “That’s why I’m very happy to stay here.” With Lucas Neill, Joel Griffiths and Brett Emerton now on Sydney FC’s books, the club will be better placed to fulfil Del Piero’s desire. - AAP
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One News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Come Dine With Me. (T) Britain’s Best Dish. (G, R) Britain’s most talented cooks battle it out to impress judges John Burton Race, Ed Baines and Jilly Goolden. Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) David Dickinson proves that one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. Te Karere. (T) Ellen. Millionaire Hot Seat. (T) Hosted by Eddie McGuire.
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6.00 One News. (T) 7.00 Seven Sharp. (T) 7.30 Coronation Street.
8.30 Relocation Relocation. (G, T) David and Alison are ready to take control of their own destinies.. 9.30 Restoration Man. (PGR, T) Scientist Phil and his wife Joanne take a huge financial gamble in buying a Grade II listed Church of England gothic revival rural parish church in the Eden Valley. 10.35 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.05 Alan Carr: Chatty Man.
12.05 Spicks And Specks. (AO, R, T) 12.50 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.15 BBC World – GMT With George Alagiah. (G) 2.00 Impact. 3.30 The Ideas Exchange. 4.00 World Have Your Say. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.40 Weekend World.
6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Grizzly Tales. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.50 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G, R, T) 8.20 Tiki Tour. (Final, 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 Desperate Housewives. (PGR, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee. (G, R, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Spongebob. (G, R, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water.
3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R,
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PRIMe 6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.
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Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show.
5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (R, T)
1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Twelve overweight contestants battle the bulge to lose the most weight. 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight. 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) Jett meets a girl at the disco, Sasha’s still convinced something’s not right with Rosie, Roo and Alf discover the reason Maddy’s parents haven’t showed.
2.05 All Saints. (PGR, R) The MRU are called to the scene of a crash, where a honeymooning couple have severe injuries, and Adam’s skills as a doctor are tested by a backpacking patient. 3.00 Sea Patrol. (PGR, R) 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 Friends. (G, R, T). 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street.
6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 Modern Family. (PGR,
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4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion.
7.30 Mr T’s World’s Craziest Fools. (PGR, T) 8.00 FILM: Herbie: Fully Loaded. (2005, R, T) Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon. A teenage girl who dreams of becoming a NASCAR driver is the new owner of an old VW bug which has a mind of its own. 10.00 Distraction. (AO, R, T) 10.30 The Bachelor. (Final, T) 11.25 Dating In The Dark Australia. (Final, AO, R,
8.00 Sunny Skies. (PGR, T) 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (AO) Graham is joined by Dame Helen Mirren, who is starring as the director’s wife in Hitchcock, and actors Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. 9.30 7 Days. (AO) 7 Days sees New Zealand’s top comedians pit their wits against the week’s news and each other. 10.05 The Radio. (AO) 10.35 Nightline.
12.30 Ghost Whisperer. (AO, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 The Voice Australia. (G, R, T) 4.20 The Lost Children. (G, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.35 Just The Job. (G, R, T)
11.15 The Big Game. (PGR) Big names, big pots and big egos, The Big Game is the next generation of high stakes cash poker. 12.15 Lie To Me. (Final, AO, T) 1.15 NCIS. (AO, R, T) 2.15 Infomercials.
Deal Or No Deal. (G). Millionaire: Hot Seat. The Crowd Goes Wild. American Idol. (G) The contestants are whittled as down the pressure intensifies at the Las Vegas Semi-finals. 9.30 Beauty And The Beast. (PGR) JT becomes worried when he suspects Vincent is involved in one of Cat’s latest cases and soon puts himself in grave danger after Vincent ‘beasts out’ during an examination.
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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) The Planet Express crew goes to a parallel universe made accessible by Professor Farnsworth’s latest experiment. 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) 7.30 American Ninja Warrior. (G) Based on the hit Japanese series
Sasuke, this series sees 10 American athletes compete through elaborate obstacle courses for the chance to go to Japan to face the course from the original series. 8.30 FILM: The Core. (2003, AO, R) Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo. Earth faces its doom when scientists discover the planet’s core has stopped spinning. 11.05 Covert Affairs. (Final, AO) Annie and Danielle’s vacation in Stockholm turns dangerous when Danielle is mistaken for a spy, putting her life in danger.
Herbie: Fully Loaded. Paparazzi magnet Lindsay Lohan (below) hops in the driver’s seat for her third Disney remake – a polished jump-start of the venerable Herbie franchise. Lohan plays budding racing-car driver Maggie Peyton, whose disapproving father (Michael Keaton) has all but put the brakes on her career on the track. This all changes when Maggie saves the titular antique VW with a mind of its own and a propensity for mischief from the scrap yard.
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6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 Raw. (M) Kick start your weekend with the latest wrestling action. 10.30 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 Lie To Me. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos.
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sky sPORt 2 6.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 6.30 The Age Of 27. 7.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Wollongong Hawks. Highlights. 8.00 Darts. Premier League. Live. 11.30 Total Rugby. 12.00 Soccer. A-League. Sydney FC v Adelaide United. Replay. 2.00 Athletics. GE Canary Wharf Triathlon Super. Sprint Eliminator. Highlights. 2.30 Athletics. GE Canary Wharf Triathlon Super. Sprint Final. Highlights. 3.00 Golf. WGC Accenture Match Play Championship Day Two. Highlights. 4.00 Re:Union. 5.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Wollongong Hawks. Highlights. 6.00 Motorsport. Toyota Racing Series. Round 5. From Manfeild, Feilding. 7.00 ICC Cricket 360. 7.30 Crowd Goes Wild. 8.00 Football League Show. 8.30 Motorsport. New Zealand V8 Series. From the Manfield Circuit, Feilding. Highlights. 9.30 Basketball. NBL. Wollongong Hawks v Adelaide 36ers. Live. 11.30 Darts. Premier League. Night Three. Replay. 2.30 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 3.00 The Ultimate Fighter: Aussie v UK. 4.00 Soccer. A-League. Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart. Replay.
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6.25 Larry Crowne. (2011, M) . 8.05 Mr: Popper’s Penguins. (2011, G) Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino. 9.40 Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. (2010, M) Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce. 11.20 Man On A Ledge. (2012, M) Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks. 1.05 Directors: Mike Newell. (2011, PG). 1.35 The River Why. (2010, M) Zach Gilford, Amber Heard. 3.20 The Pirates! Band Of Misfits. (2012, G) Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek. 4.50 Wild Target. (2010, M) Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt. 6.30 Jane Eyre. (2011, M) Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender. A young governess softens the heart of her surly employer, only to discover that he is hiding a terrible secret. 8.30 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. (2011, M) James Franco, Freida Pinto. A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other, and to the rise of the Planet of the Apes. 10.20 Transit. (2012, 16) Jim Caviezel, James Frain. 11.50 True Justice 2: Blood Alley. (2012, 16) Steven Seagal. 1.20 The Tooth Fairy. (2006, 16) Lochlyn Munro, Chandra West. 2.50 Transit. (2012, 16) 4.20 The River Why. (2010, M)
7.25 Unbreakable. (2000, M) Bruce Willis. 9.10 The Mask. (1994, M) Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz. 10.50 A Beautiful Mind. (2001, M) Russell Crowe. 1.05 Blood Diamond. (2006, 16) Leonardo DiCaprio. 3.25 Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009, 16) Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy. 4.55 Cry Baby. (1990, M) Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake. 6.20 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. Rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London battle each other for trade secrets. 8.30 Unforgiven. (1992, M) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. A gritty tale of a retired gunslinger, who reluctantly takes on one last job with the help of his old partner and a young wannabe. 10.45 The Ghost Writer. (2010, M) Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan. 12.50 The Hunted. (2003, 16) Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro. 2.25 Cry Baby. (1990, M) Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake. 3.50 Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009, 16) Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy. 5.20 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale.
DIsCOVeRy 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30 8.00 8.30
10.30 11.30 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 5.30
Dirty Jobs. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Yukon Men. (M) Sons Of Guns. (M) Blood, Lies And Alibis. (M) Fatal Encounters. (M) Gold Rush: The Dirt. (PG) Gold Rush. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Gary Nall and his friend Dave Akers take a flight to the Knick Glacier deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Out of the blue they hit a pocket of turbulence and crash land into the mountainside. Nightmare Next Door. (M) Road to Hell: The gruesome slaying of adored resident Debra Rawls leaves a town deadly in fear. Disappeared. (M) Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (M) I Was Murdered. (M) Call 911. (PG) Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Connect. (PG)
KEY: T Teletext R Repeat S Stereo P Premiere F Final RATINGS: G General exhibition PG Parental guidance recommended M Suitable for mature audiences AO Adults only 16 Approved for persons 16 and over 18 Approved for persons 18 and over c Content may offend l Language may offend s Sexual content may offend v contains violence
shINe 6.00 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 6.30 Quick Study 7.00 3-2-1 Penguins! 7.30 Adventures from the Book 8.00 Jacob’s Ladder 8.30 Connection Point 9.00 Hour of Power 10.00 The Verdict of Science 10.30 Facing the Canon 11.00 Christianity Explored 11.30 Hearts Wide Open 12.00 Connection Point 12.30 Enjoying Everyday Life 1.00 The 700 Club 1.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 2.00 Nzone Focus 2.30 Incredible Creatures 3.00 3-2-1 Penguins! 3.30 Adventures from the Book 4.00 Jacob’s Ladder 4.30 Life FM presents 5.30 Nzone Focus 6.00 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 6.30 Destined to Reign 7.00 The 700 Club 7.30 The One to One Show 8.00 Building a Difference 8.30 FEATURE: Kingdom in their Eyes 9.00 MOVIE: Copying Beethoven 10.30 Incredible Creatures 11.00 The Easter Experience 11.30 The Verdict of Science 12.00 Building a Difference 12.30 Journey into the Amazon 1.00 FEATURE: Kingdom in their Eyes 1.30 MOVIE: Copying Beethoven 3.00 The Easter Experience 3.30 The Verdict of Science 4.00 From Heartache to Hope 4.30 Nzone Focus 5.00 Beyond the Search 5.30 Journey into the Amazon
LOCAL RADIO: AM Newstalk ZB 873; FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; FOX FM 94.9, 98.9 AND 95.7
Australian races Caulfield Jetbet 3
TAB doubles 1-2, 5-6, 8-9. Trebles 3-4-5, 7-8-9. Quaddie 6-7-8-9. Place6 4-9.
PReMieR signs PlAte
$100,000, 3yo SW+P, 1200m 159s5 0s95s s2371 0s161 5525s 116s3 161 541s5 s12s4 10166 46s11 1s342 15s
Pronto Pronto dw (4) 57 Jason Warren (Mornington) Cambiaso w (5) 57 D T Oâ€™Brien (Flemington) Chosen Moment dn (9) 56 Anthony Freedman (Flemington) General Peekay tdh (11) 56 M G Price (Caulfield) Crystal Web w (12) 56 M Ellerton & S Zahra (Flemington) Flamberge dwh (13) 56 P G Moody (Caulfield) Floatmyboat c (10) 56 R D Griffiths (Cranbourne) shoreham w (6) 56 Saab Hasan (Flemington) Grand emperor d (3) 56 D L Howard (Cranbourne) Delagos h (1) 56 A J Cummings (Caulfield) tan tat Rock dhn (2) 56 P G Moody (Caulfield) snip the Dancer (8) 56 Shea Eden (Cranbourne) street Crime (7) 56 M A Kavanagh (Flemington)
B Melham B Prebble G Boss C Newitt C Symons v Duric C Williams B Rawiller D Dunn N hall l Nolen D Smith M Rodd
$100,000, Rating 94, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
26798 0021s s3355 51121 54145 3049s s5006 31138 6s764 6412s 3s956
over Quota b (11) 60 M C Webb (Cranbourne) P Mertens Mourinho wn (7) 59 Peter Gelagotis (Moe) S arnold hotham heights tdwh (2) 57.5 Luke Oliver (Caulfield) B Rawiller secret Liaison td (8) 56.5 M Ellerton & S Zahra (Flemington) D lane snow Cover t (3) 56 J W Mason (Ballarat) D Thornton (a3) stoneblack wh (9) 55 R W Smerdon (Caulfield) C Symons Devils Force dw (1) 54 Mark Riley (Mornington) D Stackhouse Finishing Card ch (4) 54 C W McDonald (Caulfield) C Schofield (a1.5) Giresun cw (6) 54 Peter Snowden (Flemington) k Mc evoy Now you know dn (10) 54 D T Oâ€™Brien (Flemington) C Williams Blue Ribbon dhn (5) 54 C W Little (Caulfield) l Nolen
dâ€™uRbAn ARMAnAsCO stAkes
$220,000, 3yo Fillies Group 2 SW+P, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
20s42 3s117 s5164 944s5 11 3957s 72s11
Members Joy wh (4) 56.5 R W Smerdon (Caulfield) summer Gem t (7) 55.5 M C Kent (Cranbourne) Meliora h (2) 55 P G Moody (Caulfield) Balaclava Lady c (6) 55 N A Blackiston (Flemington) Red Fez (3) 55 D A Hayes (Flemington) Gondokoro (5) 55 P G Carey (Mornington) hamam h (1) 55 Luke Oliver (Caulfield)
G Boss B Rawiller l Nolen C Williams C Schofield (a) B Prebble C Newitt
bMW AutuMn ClAssiC
$220,000, 3yo Group 2 SW, 1800m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
111s2 212s3 49741 321 1s6 231 74652
Fiveandahalfstar dh (2) 57 A J Cummings (Caulfield) super Cool (8) 57 M A Kavanagh (Flemington) subiaso (5) 57 R E Laing (Cranbourne) sea of Choice n (1) 57 D A Hayes (Flemington) high shot wn (7) 57 M C Kent (Cranbourne) Luckâ€™s a Fortune (6) 57 P G Carey (Mornington) Bit of a schiller (4) 57 J E Hickmott (Murray Bridge) Must Confess (3) 57 Kane Harris (Mornington)
G Boss M Rodd S arnold C Schofield (a) C Williams R Booth B Prebble B Melham
CARltOn dRAugHt PeteR yOung
$220,000, Group 2 WFa, 1800m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
12123 1031s s08s2 68511 49s25 111s1 044s0 77782
Mr Moet w (4) 59 A G Durrant (Lark Hill) tanby (3) 59 Robert Hickmott (Mt. Macedon) Mawingo (1) 59 Anthony Freedman (Flemington) Budriguez t (5) 59 D R Jolly (Goolwa) Foreteller tdw (8) 59 C J Waller (Rosehill) eclair surprise d (2) 59 P Stokes (Morphettville) Prairie star dw (6) 59 D T Oâ€™Brien (Flemington) invest (7) 57 Heath Conners (Geelong)
D Staeck N hall C Williams B Prebble D Dunn D Tourneur B Melham P Mertens
CAtHAy PACifiC futuRity stAkes
$500,000, 3yo & up Group 1 WFa, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2171s 54215 2174s 4902s 0250s 0800s 100s4 9330s 22153 412s1
Green Moon (1) 59 Robert Hickmott (Mt. Macedon) king Mufhasa tcdw (7) 59 B J Wallace (Takanini) Mourayan wb (6) 59 Robert Hickmott (Mt. Macedon) Glass harmonium d (9) 59 M D Moroney (Flemington) Maluckyday dn (5) 59 M, W & J Hawkes (Flemington) Niwot wn (2) 59 M, W & J Hawkes (Flemington) shanghai Warrior wn (10) 59 P T Hyland (Cranbourne) Lights of heaven dwhn (8) 57 P G Moody (Caulfield) koonoomoo dn (3) 57 Rod Grantley (Mornington) all too hard tcd (4) 55.5 M, W & J Hawkes (Flemington)
B Prebble M Rodd k Mc evoy S arnold B Rawiller Dean holland G Boss l Nolen S Baster D Dunn
PAtinACk blue diAMOnd stAkes
$1,000,000, 2yo Group 1 SW, 1200m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
12s 13 33s3 2 23 24 7s44 2s11 11 111 162 â€” 222 1 3 4s4
Crack a Roadie b (9) 56.5 Stephen Theodore (Cranbourne) C Williams Dissident th (15) 56.5 P G Moody (Caulfield) v Duric shamus award (4) 56.5 D T Oâ€™Brien (Flemington) N hall the Bowler h (3) 56.5 A J Vasil (Caulfield) C Newitt thermal Current h (6) 56.5 P G Moody (Caulfield) l Nolen i am titanium (14) 56.5 D A Hayes (Flemington) C Schofield (a) Fast â€˜nâ€™ Rocking (5) 56.5 D A Hayes (Flemington) S arnold Guelph t (13) 54.5 Peter Snowden (Flemington) k Mc evoy Metastasio t (12) 54.5 Peter Snowden (Flemington) G Boss Miracles of Life t (1) 54.5 D J Clarken (Morphettville) Ms l Stojakovic (a) Montsegur t (8) 54.5 Peter Snowden (Flemington) C Reith Casquets SCRATCHED kona Breeze h (10) 54.5 P G Moody (Caulfield) B Prebble Gregers n (11) 54.5 D A Hayes (Flemington) D Dunn Godiva Rock (2) 54.5 M C Kent (Cranbourne) M Rodd Quest For Peace h (7) 54.5 P G Moody (Caulfield) D Stackhouse
sPORtingbet OAkleigH PlAte
$400,000, Group 1, 1100m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
4110s 8070s s111s 3273s 41721 s1511 3007s s700s 0361s 2310s 12212 923s4 8s216 11s1
ortensia tdwb (4) 58 Paul Messara (Scone) Woorim cdw (13) 58 R L Heathcote (Eagle Farm) Barakey d (8) 57 J P Taylor (Bullsbrook) spirit of Boom w (5) 56 T J Gollan (Eagle Farm) sea Lord n (2) 55.5 S V Brown (Flemington) adebisi cdw (6) 55 Desleigh Forster (Eagle Farm) Facile tigre tw (3) 55 Jason McLachlan (Sunshine Coast) Lone Rock hn (7) 54.5 R W Smerdon (Caulfield) Freereturn twn (11) 53.5 Jason Warren (Mornington) Mrs onassis cdn (12) 52.5 G A Ryan (Rosehill) Rescue Mission tcn (10) 52.5 Anthony Freedman (Flemington) Unanimously dn (14) 52.5 Matthew Dale (Canberra) Undeniably tn (9) 52.5 M A Kavanagh (Morphettville) shamal Wind hn (1) 50.5 R W Smerdon (Caulfield)
tbV MAnneRisM stks
C Williams D Browne J Brown B Prebble l Currie D Dunn B Rawiller N hall C Newitt k Mc evoy D yendall M a Cahill S Baster G Boss
$150,000, 4yo & up Mares Group 3 SW+P, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5
2230s 0054s 1118s 41431 133s2
spirit song tdwn (7) 59 Aaron Purcell (Warrnambool) hi Belle tc (10) 58 J T Gunning (Pakenham) star of Giselle tcb (1) 58 M Ellerton & S Zahra (Flemington) Family Crest n (6) 57 R D Griffiths (Cranbourne) storm Burst tdwh (2) 56 P G Moody (Caulfield)
Caulfield Selections Race 1: ChoseN MoMeNt, PRoNTo PRoNTo, GeNeRal Peekay Race 2: seCRet LiaisoN, Blue RiBBoN, MouRiNho Race 3: MeMBeRs Joy, haMaM, ReD Fez Race 4: FiVeaNDahaLFstaR, SuPeR Cool, hiGh ShoT Race 5: MR Moet, MaWiNGo, eClaiR SuRPRiSe Race 6: aLL too haRD, kiNG MuFhaSa, GReeN MooN Race 7: MiRaCLes oF LiFe, TheRMal CuRReNT, MeTaSTaSio Race 8: BaRakey, aDeBiSi, ShaMal WiND Race 9: staR oF GiseLLe, SToRM BuRST, NeveR FoRGeT
Rose Pattern cd (5) 56 D A Hayes (Flemington) Bonaria tcw (4) 56 P T Hyland (Cranbourne) Never Forget wh (3) 55 P G Moody (Caulfield) Goldslick dw (8) 55 M C Kent (Cranbourne) Vibrant Rouge n (9) 55 G A Thornton (Geelong) Minnie Downs (11) 55 B O Cox (Wodonga)
Warwick farm Jetbet 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
51113 420s7 s93s8 58614 11824 54523
C Schofield (a) C Williams D Stackhouse G Boss D Thornton (a) C Newitt
B Rawiller v Duric k Mc evoy R Maloney l Nolen
Weather/track/Rail Fine/Dead (4)/Out 5m from the 1000m to the winning post, then out 3m for the remainder
inglebuRn Rsl Club HAndiCAP
$85,000, 3yo & up Benchmark 85, 2200m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
28831 211s7 22333 13722 31s51 04371 85712
Bid spotter dw (3) 60.5 A J Edmonds (Gold Coast) thubiaan w (4) 58 C J Waller (Rosehill) Marden b (1) 56 C J Waller (Rosehill) Planetarium n (5) 54.5 G A Ryan (Rosehill) sindarin hn (7) 54 Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm) agent Bauer w (6) 54 Ms G Markwell (Kembla Grange) Now i see w (2) 54 T J Bartley (Wyong)
S Guymer (a3) J Bowman P Robl G Schofield J Collett C Brown J Cassidy
eAsteRn CReek tAVeRn HAndiCAP
$85,000, 3yo Benchmark 75, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
445s4 s2361 7s211 s2154 6s311 161 14s17 Ps11 312s3
Ninth Legion c (1) 60.5 M, W & J Hawkes (Rosehill) turnley dwhn (9) 59 C E Conners (Warwick Farm) Zin Zan eddie th (7) 58.5 Matthew Smith (Warwick Farm) knoydart th (8) 57 Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm) Gold epona w (6) 56.5 K A Lees (Broadmeadow) Diamond Drille dw (2) 54.5 Ms G Waterhouse (Randwick) Lansdowne Road h (3) 54.5 Joseph Pride (Warwick Farm) song and Laughter wn (5) 54 Kevin Moses (Randwick) excited Prince h (4) 54 J C Coyle (Warwick Farm)
J Mc Donald P Robl J Ford J Bowman C Brown T Berry J Collett J Cassidy N Berry
dARby RACing HAndiCAP
$85,000, 2yo, 1200m 1 17 Marseille Roulette d (11) 58 Ms G Waterhouse (Randwick) 2 23231 Rockford dn (2) 58 Ms G Waterhouse (Randwick) 3 22 Good Job Bro h (15) 57 J G Sargent (Warwick Farm) 4 1 Calming influence (5) 56 C J Waller (Rosehill) 5 8s Champollion h (1) 56 Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm) 6 3s Chilly Prediction h (6) 56 J C Coyle (Warwick Farm) 7 3 Mr Jackman b (3) 56 Ms G Waterhouse (Randwick) 8 2 Northern Jewel (8) 56 A J Cummings (Randwick) 9 Parfuri h (14) 56 Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm) 10 teo (7) 56 J A Oâ€™Shea (Randwick) 11 5s senior Council (9) 55 Lionel Cohen (Rosehill) 12 1 snitzelâ€™s Jewel (13) 54.5 G A Ryan (Rosehill) 13 1 all that i am (12) 54 T R Martin (Rosehill) 14 6 Just a Blur (4) 54 Ms B Joseph & P A Jones (Canberra) eMeRGeNCy 15 68s sovereign Bid h (10) 55 W T Prain (Warwick Farm)
N Rawiller B Shinn J Bowman J Cassidy C Brown J Collett T Berry P Robl J Parr J Mc Donald J Ford G Schofield B avdulla C Spry
inVeRMien tRisCAy stAkes
$100,000, 3yo & up F&M Quality listed, 1200m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
s371s 1511s s546s s1414 12s61 s5614 5s184 1s123
appearance dwhn (2) 59.5 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) Nocturnelle tdw (8) 56 C J Waller (Rosehill) Colorado Claire d (3) 54.5 J A Oâ€™Shea (Randwick) sheâ€™s Clean tdw (5) 54 C J Waller (Rosehill) California storm (6) 54 D P Smith (Broadmeadow) Mickelberg cdwh (4) 54 G Portelli (Warwick Farm) in top Gear tdh (7) 54 G D Hickman (Warwick Farm) Bella Rossie bh (1) 54 G Portelli (Warwick Farm)
B Shinn G Schofield J Mc Donald J Cassidy S Clipperton (a) J Collett T Berry B avdulla
CAnley HeigHts HOtel HAndiCAP
$85,000, 3yo & up Benchmark 80, 1300m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
s2421 7260s s763s 1121s s6s25 s9423 69165 33s11 04010 s13s8 16s11 20634
Zedlion wh (6) 60 J C Coyle (Warwick Farm) S Guymer (a3) Brayroan w (3) 59 Anne-Marie Ruttley (Cobbitty) S Clipperton (a2) eigelstein w (7) 58.5 C J Waller (Rosehill) J Cassidy Jacquinot Bay wh (11) 58.5 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) B Shinn territory h (9) 58.5 J M Austin (Warwick Farm) P Murphy Mecir b (12) 57 M, W & J Hawkes (Rosehill) J Mc Donald Mossamine cdw (8) 57 G A Rogerson (Randwick) J Collett No Bad Blood w (10) 57 Ms K Waugh (Wyong) S lisnyy (a3) Deceiver d (5) 56.5 D A Williams (Goulburn) J Bowman Definite Choice th (1) 56.5 G D Hickman (Warwick Farm) P Robl exotic escape dhn (4) 54 Rick Worthington (Warwick Farm) T Berry youthful king w (2) 54 J A Sylvester (Cessnock) Ms R Murray (a3)
sCHWePPes APOllO stAkes
$250,000, 3yo & up Group 2 WFa, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
s175s 316s5 974s7 1106s 1313s 1214s 2716s 96295 740s3 42s40 73621 700s9 163s4
shoot out tdw (7) 59 C J Waller (Rosehill) Danleigh tdwn (3) 59 C J Waller (Rosehill) albert the Fat dw (8) 59 C J Waller (Rosehill) Glencadam Gold (6) 59 Ms G Waterhouse (Randwick) Laser hawk db (11) 59 Ms G Waterhouse (Randwick) kelinni td (2) 59 C J Waller (Rosehill) Gatewood wb (5) 59 C J Waller (Rosehill) Monton tdw (4) 59 R J Quinton (Randwick) Centennial Park dw (10) 59 David Payne (Rosehill) Willy Jimmy tcdh (1) 59 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) almaâ€™s Fury d (12) 59 Paul Murray (Kembla Grange) Doctor Doom dwh (9) 59 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) tougher than ever dw (13) 55.5 C J Waller (Rosehill)
J Bowman J Cassidy B avdulla T Berry N Rawiller C Brown J Collett S Clipperton (a) G Schofield N Berry B Shinn R Quinn J Mc Donald
sOutHeRn CROss stAkes
3618s s6312 58s48 12032 23s6s 0076s 40s38 0s303 37s11 13s0s
streama tdwbh (9) 59 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) J Bowman skytrain cdwhn (10) 57 Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm) J Parr hypurr dh (7) 56.5 Joseph Pride (Warwick Farm) J Collett Uate cn (3) 54 K A Lees (Broadmeadow) B avdulla onthelookout tcdw (4) 54 Ms B Joseph & P A Jones (Canberra) T Berry hood dwh (5) 54 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) Ms k oâ€™hara Jest Crewsinâ€™ tw (8) 54 Ms J Bowen (Muswellbrook) P Robl stratford dw (2) 54 M, W & J Hawkes (Rosehill) J Mc Donald Whitlam w (1) 54 K A Lees (Broadmeadow) B avdulla ideal Position dw (6) 54 J T Brasch (Mudgee) G Ryan
nAgs HeAd HOtel glebe HAndiCAP
$85,000, 3yo & up Benchmark 95, 1600m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
â€” 82381 000Ps 1s8s0 s4027 39s72 9434s s0571 75631 0s650 214s0 18s44 39533 422s9
Julienas SCRATCHED havana Rey tcwhn (8) 58.5 Bjorn Baker (Warwick Farm) G Schofield stand to Gain wb (3) 58 C J Waller (Rosehill) J Bowman Coliseo d (14) 56 N F Gardner (Canberra) B Shinn Zakynthos imprintz tcwbh (2) 56 G R Nickson (Warwick Farm) P Robl Palasport dwhn (13) 54.5 G D Hickman (Warwick Farm) S Clipperton (a2) Lunayir (4) 54 C J Waller (Rosehill) C Brown Magic Weekend tw (9) 54 M, W & J Hawkes (Rosehill) S Guymer (a3) shamardani ch (7) 54 G D Hickman (Warwick Farm) T Berry hardbreak hotel tch (5) 54 G H Walter (Warwick Farm) N Berry sables d (10) 54 Peter Snowden (Agnes Banks/Hawkesbu) J Collett Falklands (11) 54 M P Quinn (Port Macquarie) Ms J Duggan (a3) Mr edison w (6) 54 J B Cummings (Randwick) Ms k oâ€™hara Peck d (1) 54 Peter Snowden (Agnes Banks/Hawkesbu) B avdulla
Warwick Farm Selections Race 1: PLaNetaRiUM, BiD SPoTTeR, ThuBiaaN Race 2: ZiN ZaN eDDie, kNoyDaRT, GolD ePoNa Race 3: MaRseiLLe RoULette, GooD JoB BRo, CalMiNG iNFlueNCe Race 4: aPPeaRaNCe, NoCTuRNelle, She'S CleaN Race 5: ZeDLioN, MeCiR, JaCQuiNoT Bay Race 6: shoot oUt, alBeRT The FaT, DaNleiGh Race 7: Uate, STReaMa, SkyTRaiN Race 8: ZakyNthos iMPRiNtZ, havaNa Rey, JulieNaS
COCA-COlA fAlVelOn HAndiCAP
$100,000, Quality listed, 1200m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
12381 1327s 35s63 120s0 311s2 333s9 54s83 1112s 522s0 07539 37s11 1s143 â€” 74222
Funtantes tcdwh (9) 58 R L Heathcote (Eagle Farm) R Wiggins River Lad tcdw (6) 57.5 Natalie McCall (Sunshine Coast) P hammersley the sixties cdwh (5) 57.5 Ms T Green (Eagle Farm) M hellyer tomboy tcdwh (12) 56 R L Heathcote (Eagle Farm) a allen (a) Better than Ready tdwbh (3) 56 K M Schweida (Eagle Farm) R Mc Mahon War ends d (11) 56 A J Edmonds (Gold Coast) T Bell Craiglea Falcon tcdw (2) 56 P J Fleming (Gympie) k Wharton transporter tb (7) 56 John Thompson (Gold Coast) J Byrne Joint Chiefs cdwh (13) 56 B K Wakefield (Eagle Farm) G Cooksley Jugahlation cdwh (10) 56 David Murphy (Eagle Farm) Ms M vance (a) Whitlam w (1) 56 K A Lees (Broadmeadow) G Colless iâ€™m Cool tdwbh (4) 56 Desleigh Forster (Eagle Farm) M Cahill silver scholar SCRATCHED Fitness Fanatic dn (8) 56 Ms G Heinrich (Gold Coast) J lloyd
Eagle Farm Selections Race 6: BetteR thaN ReaDy, iâ€™M Cool, FuNTaNTeS
Morphettville Jetbet 6
Fine/Good (3)/Out 11m from the 1200m to the winning post, then out 8m Remainder. Sectional 615m.
$80,000, 3yo listed SW+P, 1050m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2110s 28s04 111s 16112 1502s 50s11 11 322s5 23117 211s1 2852s 11s s1622
Daytona Grey hn (2) 59 L Macdonald & A Gluyas (Morphettville) Ms C lindop Diamond earth (12) 58 A J Cummings (Caulfield) P Gatt office Bearer n (4) 58 P G Moody (Caulfield) Ms l Meech spoilspot t (9) 57.5 F W Meuring (Strathalbyn) Ms k Bishop (a) Dashitude tcbh (5) 57 Chris Bieg (Morphettville) Ms a herrmann Force of three ch (8) 57 Paul Beshara (Morphettville) C lever Last Day t (11) 57 D R Jolly (Goolwa) J holder alezan thunder tbh (6) 56 Sam Kavanagh (Morphettville) S Price Ustinovâ€™s Fury (13) 56 T T Oxlade (Woodchester) J Potter Latvian amber th (1) 55.5 D J Clarken (Morphettville) S Cahill stella Lante ch (3) 55 John Hyam (Morphettville) T Baker holder sunset tdh (10) 55 M A Kavanagh (Morphettville) J Bowditch agulhas (7) 54 Peter Snowden (Flemington) J Noonan (a)
Morphettville Selections Race 7: oFFiCe BeaReR, holDeR SuNSeT, aGulhaS
Australian races Ascot Jetbet 10
Fine/Good (3)/Out 3m.
Pinkâ€™s tOtAl Hygiene PACkAge
$47,500, 3yo & up Benchmark 74+, 1400m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
05s40 1s6s1 53327 4117s 170s1 507s1 20s04 42143 1s440 54637 28022
Disco Bling tdh (4) 59 Ms J Erkelens (Ascot) Flashy Doll tdh (3) 58.5 Ms J Erkelens (Ascot) ten aces tcd (7) 58 J P Taylor (Bullsbrook) Verdello Blue dh (1) 57.5 R E Roney (Ascot) Galiletto tdh (6) 55 D L Morton (Ascot) Red hot sax tc (2) 55 D R Harrison (Lark Hill) Daintree Road dwn (10) 54.5 G B Delane (Albany) Dash For home th (5) 54 C H Webster (Ascot) elusive image t (11) 54 Grant Williams (Karnup) General Confusion tch (9) 54 N D Parnham (Ascot) saezuri tcd (8) 54 R & C Price (Bunbury)
tHink Pink-CHAllenge stks
C Parnham (a3) D Ganderton a Mitchell (a3) C Staples W Pike P Carbery S Mc Gruddy T Turner J Whiting B Parnham Ms k yuill
$80,000, 3yo listed SW+P, 1500m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
5s511 61421 s3726 71386 21141 2s011 6s324 42s17 s3318 2305 7s755 4 0s578 10225 3352
7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
express service th (12) 58 D T McAuliffe (Ascot) Brockyâ€™s Deal th (4) 57 L A Smith (Ascot) Profound effect h (2) 57 P H Humann (Ascot) antique Belle t (8) 56 Grant Williams (Karnup) helder the Painter t (9) 56 Aaron Morton (Narrogin) Ronnie two th (14) 56 C H Webster (Ascot) Zedspiel h (3) 56 P H Jordan (Ascot) Dubai escapade (6) 56 J T Warwick (Myalup) Desert Glow t (11) 56 Grant Williams (Karnup) apocalypse Now h (10) 56 T M Andrews (Ascot) Coughlinâ€™s Law h (7) 56 D L Morton (Ascot) Crumpet oâ€™Reilly (15) 56 A D Mathews (Muchea) holy Maximus (1) 56 C G Willis (Lark Hill) Bippo No Bungus tbh (13) 54 N D Parnham (Ascot) super Friared bh (5) 54 J J Miller (Ascot)
Pink - CyRil flOWeR stks 66161 23452 55757 126s3 131s2 s6269 18854 8444s 13112 95035 239s7 49s75 01211
P harvey B Parnham P knuckey W Pike C Mc Callum T Turner C Staples S Meeres J Whiting S Mc Gruddy J Mallyon (a) P Carbery l Camilleri S Parnham W White
Mabel Grace t (8) 59.5 A G Durrant (Lark Hill) P knuckey kerrific tcdw (9) 55.5 B Watkins & G Hitchcock (Bunbury) Ms k yuill Bites the Dust tcd (12) 55 P E Roberts (Bunbury) S Meeres Bombora tdh (11) 54 Simon Miller (Ascot) P Carbery heavy set h (5) 54 J J Miller (Ascot) W White Metal talk tcd (2) 54 M L Lane (Bunbury) J Whiting Miss tahitian tcd (6) 54 Ms R L Mills (Bunbury) B Parnham our olâ€™ Fella cdwb (3) 54 S J Wolfe (Albany) S Mc Gruddy Peggieâ€™s Dream tcb (1) 54 B Watkins & G Hitchcock (Bunbury) W Pike sir hallowell cd (13) 54 D R Harrison (Lark Hill) S Parnham speccio tcd (4) 54 S W Barrass (Lark Hill) R hill (a) tudor Lad cd (7) 54 R & C Price (Bunbury) l Camilleri Watermans Bay c (10) 54 P & M Giadresco (Bunbury) T Turner
Pink bug sPRint
$40,000, 3yo & up Rating 74, 1200m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
â€” 0s130 9s340 212s0 â€” 0s040 0s717 20s73 33125 249s4 1211s 111s4 405s7 58662 10s12 s8050
inok Ronâ€™s Gem dh (13) 59.5 H S McLaren (Ascot) Military secret dwhn (2) 59 T M Andrews (Ascot) ysmael c (1) 59 B Watkins & G Hitchcock (Bunbury) Catlantic even astar tch (9) 58 N D Parnham (Ascot) Letâ€™s Lighten Up d (3) 58 V A Brockman (Lark Hill) Rose b (6) 57.5 B Watkins & G Hitchcock (Bunbury) Fighters second cdh (14) 57 Ms D Riordan (Ascot) Venetian Prince dh (7) 57 T M Andrews (Ascot) helena Miss t (10) 56.5 Ms S Dye (Bunbury) i see Luck d (11) 56.5 S J Wolfe (Albany) Pure heaven tdwh (8) 56.5 N D Parnham (Ascot) the Blues dwh (5) 56.5 N D Parnham (Ascot) Mia China Doll dbh (12) 56 Simon Miller (Ascot) Redhage cdw (16) 55.5 Grant Williams (Karnup)
Ascot Selections Race 5: FLashy DoLL, GalileTTo, ReD hoT Sax Race 6: exPRess seRViCe, BRoCkyâ€™S Deal, RoNNie TWo Race 7: PeGGieâ€™s DReaM, WaTeRMaNS Bay, keRRiFiC Race 8: Mia ChiNa DoLL, RoSe, i See luCk
riccarton Park Jetbet 6
SCRATCHED B Paterson (a2) J Mallyon (a2) Ms k yuill SCRATCHED C Parnham (a3) R hill (a1.5) W Pike P harvey D Ganderton a Mitchell (a3) S Mc Gruddy B Parnham S Parnham P Carbery J Whiting
Punters Challenge here aPril 6th 12.53 $15000, rating 75 benchmark, 2000m
So Regal (4) 59 John Sargent (Riccarton) Mighty Ruler (7) 57.5 Terrill Charles (Ashburton) Ruthless Tycoon d (5) 57.5 Neil Coulbeck (Leithfield) Pinaz d (3) 56.5 T & M Stokes (Waikuku) Tristanâ€™s Choice m (2) 56 M & W Coles (Timaru) Ask My Wife tm (6) 55 Danny Crozier (Riccarton) Barbara Jennie (1) 54 Centaine Spittles (Woodend Beach) Ms Courtenay Place (8) 54 Danny Frye (Balcairn)
M Cameron D Walsh S Wynne (a3) P Taylor R Doherty (a2) D Bradley R Hannam A Frye (a3)
avon City Ford
$12500, mdn, 1800m 1 68042 Presley (12) 58.5 Belinda Middlewood (Balcairn) 2 72x5 Red Bullet (4) 58.5 Phillip Craw (Oxford) 3 00635 Evidence (16) 58.5 Brian Gliddon (Prebbleton) 4 00303 Forgotten Hero (14) 58.5 Malcolm Price (Sefton) 5 x5964 Youâ€™re In Luck (6) 58.5 Steven Woodsford (Rangiora) 6 0x655 Messines (20) 58.5 Lisa Latta (Riccarton) 7 400x The Contender (3) 58.5 James Keast (Weedons) 8 80905 Seasoned Gem (15) 58.5 Gray Eatwell (Hokitika) 9 x7756 Boujet La (9) 58.5 Kennedy/Furlong (Riccarton) 10 590 Eyeou (10) 58.5 Kennedy/Furlong (Riccarton) 11 Koche (8) 58.5 T & L Prendergast (West Melton) 12 05597 Mister Spiderman (7) 58.5 Lisa Latta (Riccarton) 13 04662 Halo May (11) 56.5 Michael Daly (Washdyke) 14 83536 I Candy (13) 56.5 Iain Marks (Ashburton) 15 094 Seraphim Falls (1) 56.5 Mike McCann (Riccarton) 16 82 Riverenza (17) 56 Jason Bridgman (Rangiora) EMERGENCIES 17 3x609 Additup (19) 58.5 Brett Inglis (Timaru) 18 â€” Itwasme 19 x0x07 Yak Yak (2) 56.5 Barbara Harris (Woodend Beach) 20 â€” Lincoln Sea 21 55600 Tungata Zebiwe (18) 58.5 Dave McConchie (Kirwee)
C Johnson A McKay (a4) T Moseley P Taylor B Lammas J Bullard D Walsh T Direen (a2) K Williams L Allpress K C Walters (a2) D Bradley C Barnes (a3) S Wynne (a3) S Muniandy M Cameron R Doherty (a2) SCRATCHED R Hannam SCRATCHED
$12500, 3yo hcp, 1200m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kostalot td (4) 59 Neil Coulbeck (Leithfield) Biddedo td (3) 55.5 David Hutton (Timaru) Pamina d (6) 54.5 Kevin & Pam Hughes (Riccarton) Delightful Belle d (2) 54 A M Cowan (Ashburton) Waitin Awhile (5) 54 Russell McKay (Ashburton) Monira (7) 54 Terri Rae (Riccarton) 8x567 Slinkys Comet (1) 54 Centaine Spittles (Woodend Beach)
21294 41107 8100x 2613x 59047
S Wynne (a3) C Barnes (a3) A Frye (a3) L Allpress T Moseley M Cameron R Hannam
raCeCourse hotel & motor lodge 2.38 $12500, rating 65 benchmark*, 1200m
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
3898x x6962 x3971 07843 1260x 606x0 x145x 53450 7x256
Bulwer Bay td (9) 59 M & M Brown (Ngapuke) K C Walters (a2) Halo Buster d (1) 58.5 Steven Woodsford (Rangiora) L Allpress Astrogal td (4) 57 Jan Hay (Ashburton) M Cameron Refreshnly Vibrant td (7) 56.5 Kathryn Thomson (Rangiora) B Lammas Fine Line b (2) 56 Danny Frye (Balcairn) L Callaway Castel Benito d (6) 56 Ian Rogers (Riccarton) D Walsh Champagne Katie td (3) 55.5 Kevin & Pam Hughes (Riccarton) A Frye (a3) Mary Burke (8) 55 Russell McKay (Ashburton) T Direen (a2) Our Bella Rose (5) 54 Barbara Harris (Woodend Beach) R Hannam
airPark Canterbury handiCaP
$25000, open hcp, 1000m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
31322 1520x 22087 x7200 83123 5491x 76214 62514 32710
Pinsgold t (4) 59.5 Neil Coulbeck (Leithfield) Draconic t (9) 55.5 Michael Pitman (Riccarton) Hayley Rose t (3) 54 Jan Hay (Ashburton) Jaggard (2) 54 Walsh/Gregory (Foxton) Never Die td (8) 54 Kennedy/Furlong (Riccarton) Cora Lynn t (6) 54 M & M Brown (Ngapuke) Orutan tdb (5) 54 John Sargent (Riccarton) Crumb t (7) 54 L & R Didham (Riccarton) Dâ€™Cash Man td (1) 54 K & L Rae (Ruakaka)
Canterbury Selections Race 1: SO REGAL, PINAZ, BARBARA JENNIE Race 2: I CANDY, HALo MAy, RIvERENZA Race 3: KOSTALOT, BIDDEDo, PAMINA Race 4: BULWER BAY, CHAMPAGNE KATIE, REFRESHNLy vIBRANT Race 5: NEVER DIE, PINSGoLD, HAyLEy RoSE Race 6: ESqUINA, RoC CITy, PLEASE RELEASE ME Race 7: DOZINTMATERANYWAY, WINDWHISTLE, HoWBADDoUNEEDIT Race 8: WILLOW PARK, HoME MADE HALo, RAvISHING Race 9: RIDLEY, PURPoSE, CRAWFoRD
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
95F88 42614 96x04 136 6x223 4440x 43567 04521 10076 x5439
Elleaye (2) 59 John Sargent (Riccarton) Classic Kanga tdm (3) 58.5 K & L Rae (Ruakaka) Global Partner d (1) 57.5 John Sargent (Riccarton) Esquina (5) 57 Jan Hay (Ashburton) Please Release Me (9) 57 Brett Inglis (Timaru) Control b (8) 57 Kevin & Pam Hughes (Riccarton) Roc City t (7) 56.5 Paul Gray (Rangiora) Savannah Al Jamal td (4) 56.5 K & L Rae (Ruakaka) Squash (10) 55.5 J & K Parsons (Balcairn) Tallyho Tui (6) 54 Sarah Haisma (Rangiora)
M Cameron J Bullard L Allpress K Williams R Doherty (a2) C Johnson A Frye (a3) P Taylor B Lammas T Moseley
garrards horse & hound
$25000, open hcp, 1600m
Concussion Plates (Front) on: Presley (R2) Standard Bit on: The Contender, Boujet La (R2) Lugging Bit on: Barbara Jennie (R1); Fine Line (R4) Lugging Bit off: The Contender, Boujet La (R2); Asaint Sheaint (R8) Butterfly Bit off: Fine Line (R4) Norton Bit off: Barbara Jennie (R1) Norton Bit on: Asaint Sheaint (R8) Blinkers off: The Contender, Itwasme (R2); Pamina (R3); Bulwer Bay, Fine Line (R4) Blinkers on: Additup, Tungata Zebiwe (R2); Biddedo (R3); Our Milly Smith (R7); Individual, Sing Like Ella (R8) Pacifiers on: Fine Line (R4); Sentence (R8) Pacifiers off: Control (R6) Side Winkers off: Waitin Awhile (R3) Side Winkers on: Bulwer Bay (R4); Hidden Identity (R8) Cheek Burrs on: Boujet La (R2) Boots on: Red Bullet (R2) Boots off: Control (R6) Shadow Roll off: Itwasme (R2) Shadow Roll on: Beyond Our Shores (R8) Tongue Tie off: Tristanâ€™s Choice (R1); Seasoned Gem (R2) Tongue Tie on: Itwasme, Yak Yak (R2)
67343 88091 05281 54212 37899 94651 06226 500x6
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