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Focus shift ‘will cost us tourists’ By Susan Sandys Mid Canterbury tourism operators are upset at a new focus by South Canterbury visitor information centres to favour promotion of attractions in their own district. Visitor information centres in Timaru and Geraldine are increasing their focus on promoting South Canterbury attractions at the centres, at the same time as increasing the price to operators displaying their brochures. Mount Hutt Lodge operator Butch Stern said the new focus was “completely going against all the principles of tourism networking that’s been established by the information centres all over the country”. “It’s not good for New Zealand, people come here for the entire experience,” Mr Stern said. The lodge received many of its guests from South Canterbury, particularly after the earthquakes when numbers coming through from the Christchurch area decreased. He currently paid $250 per year to display brochures at the Timaru and Geraldine i-SITEs, and paid a commission on top of that for bookings. He did not know whether he

would be renewing his subscription in July in light of the i-SITEs’ new focus on South Canterbury attractions. Other Methven tourism operators spoken to by the Guardian also believed the new focus on South Canterbury attractions would be at the cost of Mid Canterbury attractions. One activity operator who did not want to be named said “local knowledge is the best knowledge” and that it did not make sense if tourists coming through Timaru and Geraldine were not made aware of the attractions in Mid Canterbury. “It’s just really sad because the tourists are going to miss out,” she said. An accommodation operator who did not want to be named said costs of displaying brochures in i-SITEs nationwide were already “exorbitant”. It was “ridiculous” for the South Canterbury i-SITEs to raise their price further. And the world did not end this side of the Rangitata River, so it was important i-SITEs in South Canterbury let visitors know what was offered here. “We send people to Geraldine all the time,” he said. Aoraki Development, Business and Tourism (ADBT) tourism manager Katerina Tiscenko

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confirmed the two i-SITES at Geraldine and Timaru were increasing their focus on promoting South Canterbury attractions. The Geraldine i-SITE had moved to a new site and it was slightly smaller. It now had less retail stock with a smaller amount of space for brochure display, but tourism operators outside of the region were still welcome to display their brochures. There had been a slight increase in the annual cost for this, it was now $264.50. She said there had not been complaints about the new focus, as much as “queries”. “But when we talk through and discuss with people that our focus is South Canterbury attractions the response has been really, really positive,” Ms Tiscenko said. The two visitor centres were funded by the ADBT which was in turn funded by the Timaru District Council. Historically every i-SITE had promoted the whole of the country but it was a challenge to run centres in this day and age when many visitor information centres were struggling. “We think we are striking a really good balance with that,” she said.

Convicted murderer ‘evil’ By Kurt Bayer The mother of an Australian teenager killed by the man convicted of murdering Christchurch schoolgirl Jade Bayliss has described him as “evil”. Eighteen years ago Perth woman Marriya Vidot lost her son Phillip, 14, in a brutal attack at the hands of Jeremy ‘Dingo’ McLaughlin, the man found guilty yesterday of killing 13-year-old Jade. A jury of seven women and five men in the High Court at Christchurch took just two hours to find McLaughlin guilty of murdering his ex-partner’s daughter on November 10, 2011. The 35-year-old had denied strangling the schoolgirl with a piece of cord, stuffing socks in her mouth, dousing her house in petrol and setting it ablaze. The jury weren’t allowed to know McLaughlin’s criminal history. But it can now be reported that he served a prison sentence in Australia for killing Phillip Vidot in Perth in 1995. Mclaughlin bashed the boy

with a cricket bat, while a mate ran him over in a car. A 17-year-old friend of Phillip’s who was with him at the time survived the attack after eight days in a coma. McLaughlin was originally charged with murder, but in 1997 a jury acquitted him and co-accused Craig Brian Wood and instead found them guilty of manslaughter, sparking national outrage. McLaughlin, then 19, was sentenced to 12 years in jail but after just four years, was deported back to his native New Zealand in 2001. On his arrival police were advised of the manslaughter conviction, but he was not subject to any release conditions or monitoring because the crime occurred in another jurisdiction. Ms Vidot was shocked to learn in 2011, on the 16th anniversary of her son’s death, that McLaughlin was accused of killing another teen. “But I’m not surprised. He and others showed no remorse for what they had done to Phillip and Tyron,” she told The West

Australian newspaper at the time. “He’s evil. It brings up a lot of bad memories.” When the jury reached their verdict of guilty at the High Court in Christchurch yesterday, the dead girl’s mum, Tina Bayliss broke down in tears. Justice Graham Panckhurst who oversaw the eight days of evidence, told the jury: “For what it’s worth, I agree entirely with your verdict.” Outside court, Mrs Bayliss was supported by friends and family as she paid tribute to her “bright, beautiful, bubbly girl”. “On behalf of my family, I would like to say that we are all incredibly relieved that the trial is over, and that the jury has found Jeremy McLaughlin guilty for murder,” she said. “Jade is a great loss to our family and unfortunately this verdict will not change the fact she is no longer with us. This is something we have been trying to come to terms with for the past 17 months and it is extremely difficult to convey how this has affected us. - APNZ

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About 50 young men are learning the Maori art of taiaha at the Hakatere Marae, set to coincide with the marae’s first ever Anzac Day celebration.

By Myles Hume Anzac Day will be met with a timely touch of traditional Maori warfare in Mid Canterbury tomorrow. About 50 young Maori from across Canterbury and Wellington have descended on Ashburton’s Hakatere Marae to learn the intricate art of taiaha, using a wooden traditional Maori warfare weapon. Starting on Sunday, the group have put their taiaha skills to the test under the watchful eye of Christchurch-based organisation Te Tohu O Tu, which have senior tutors teaching the physical and spiritual side of the art form. The gathering also coincides with a special occasion for the marae, which will hold its inaugural Anzac Day service tomorrow, set to have a Maori spin with the young men to perform with the taiaha on what will be their final day in the district.

Check out our video “Most of the boys here have an ancestor or a family connection to the 28th Maori Battalion and to the Maori soldiers that died so we are rapt to be doing this,” Ahorei (senior tutor) Hauta Martindale said. With the public invited to the service beginning at 7.30am on the marae grounds, the service will be held in special remembrance of Maori Anzacs, backed by several songs and presentations. Mr Martindale said the taiaha was a special part of Maori culture, and fit well with the purpose of Anzac Day.

But it also offered more than just an opportunity to learn the traditional Maori art form, he said. “It gives them a sense of belonging, to learn about their own history and culture and also an opportunity to find themselves,” Mr Martindale said. Out of the many youngsters, Mr Martindale said it was likely some would not graduate, even after several years of practice with the taiaha, it can be a difficult art form to perfect. However, he said a junior and a senior member of the group will be acknowledged as the Toa – the stand out warrior.

The door has been opened for a radical shakeup in trading hours and the number and location of licensed premises in Ashburton. Off-licences might find themselves closing their doors earlier but people at the first local alcohol policy (LAP) stakeholders’ forum yesterday, appeared to want little change in on-licence hours. During the Ashburton District’s forum a range of issues were raised around the sale and consumption of alcohol and all will form part of the pool of data used to develop rules around the supply and sale of liquor in the district. One of the biggest concerns related not to licensed premises, but to the amount of alcohol consumed by people before they hit the bars. Pre-loading meant many people were intoxicated before they began their night out and that created a raft of problems. Most stakeholders felt that earlier closing times wouldn’t fix the pre-loading problem but that they could bring back the sixo’clock-swill mentality. Drink driving, violence, loitering and anti-social behaviour were raised as issues of concern, but resolving those was more about education and a culture change rather than licence hours, they said. When it came to health issues surrounding alcohol, medical officer of health Alistair Humphreys said the cost was high. “But it’s not just the acute injury, it’s the chronic effects of alcohol, they’re extensive and they’re hidden but they are important.” Council policy analyst Jenna Marsden said that the LAP would spell out how liquor was sold and supplied in the district and it would be written to meet the community’s needs. This could see significant changes to licensing hours, or it could see the status quo remain. It could also spell out where new licences could be issued, she said. Yesterday’s meeting involved licensees, supermarket owners, health and welfare groups, the police and sports clubs and it involved more than 50 people. If the council does not develop its own LAP the default provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act will apply to the district. These include an on-licence closing time of 4am. A community survey was completed last week and results were expected to be available in midMay, Mrs Marsden said. A youth survey started this week and is being promoted through Facebook. The issues and concerns raised at yesterday’s stakeholder forum and the data gathered in the two community surveys will be used by the council to formulate the draft alcohol policy, she said. A policy options report is expected in mid-June.

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Access to tobacco ‘too easy’ By Sam Morton Cigarettes should be made harder for adults to buy and illegal to supply under-age children, a local health promoter says. According to a University of Otago study focusing on how young smokers access tobacco in New Zealand, parents have been buying the cigarettes and giving them to their children. And Mid Canterbury is no different, says smoking cessation practitioner Carly McDowell, of Community and Public Health. “I think it happens everywhere to be honest – I’ve had a mother in before wanting to quit and wanting her son to quit smoking too,” Ms McDowell said. “When I asked how old her son was and realised he wasn’t old enough to buy cigarettes, I asked how was he getting them and she told me that she had been supplying them to him. “It’s not a reward, it’s harmful and I think it should be illegal to supply minors,” she said. The study surveyed smokers aged between 15 and 17, many reporting that their parents had been buying them cigarettes since the age of 12. Under the current Government

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

• Minor collision Ashburton police attended a minor car crash on the corner of Park Street and Moore Street on Monday afternoon. The crash resulted after one driver failed to give way, but resulted in no injuries. Police are continuing their enquiries.

• Domestic dispute Police officers attended a domestic dispute in Ashburton on Monday evening, but no arrests or further action was taken.

legislation, only people 18 and over can purchase tobacco – although there is nothing stopping minors from consuming, distributing or sharing tobacco. Other methods of obtaining tobacco uncovered some desperate measures including picking up cigarette butts from the ground, or doing jobs around the house in exchange for cash or cigarettes. Ms McDowell believes it is unacceptable for parents to be using cigarettes as rewards and welcomes any action the Government takes to discourage youth from smoking. “It’s about preventing young New Zealanders from smoking altogether and the likes of plain packaging and higher packet prices – they will certainly help. “I think it would be great to curb adults supplying minors with tobacco, whether it’s their children or not – but for now the education is well and truly out there, which is a good start,” she said. The Cancer Society agrees with Ms McDowell and say many adults are not fully aware of the social effect their smoking has on their children. Following the report, the society has urged the Ministry of Health to target adult smokers who continue to supply minors – prompting an urgent law change.

• Drink driving An Ashburton man was processed for drink driving after recording a breath alcohol reading of 637mcg. The legal limit is 400mcg. He will appear in the Ashburton District Court next month.

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Teens remanded in Award winners hold field day custody on car thefts Susan Geddes and Richard Pearse speak at an on-farm field day near Hinds.

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Two Ashburton teenagers will wait out their remand in custody, following appearances in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Jamie Ryan Hamilton, 18, was to be sentenced on his earlier guilty pleas to charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police signals. These charges related to offending on February 26, when Hamilton stole a vehicle and led police on a chase around Ashburton, ending when road spikes were deployed. However, while on bail Hamilton was involved in a crime spree during which 16 vehicles were stolen over a three-week period from Ashburton, Mayfield, Methven, Geraldine, Temuka, and Timaru. Yesterday he faced an additional 16 charges of unlawfully taking motor vehicles, seven of aggravated disqualified driving, six of wilful damage and one each of illegally entering a vehicle, arson and breaching a community work sentence. Sentencing on the earlier charges was unable to proceed because the options of community detention and supervision recommended by probation services were no longer an option, given the offending had occurred while Hamilton was on bail, Judge Joanna Maze said. Police argued against his lawyer’s submissions for bail at large, which pointed to significant trauma in his earlier life and, as a consequence, previous attempts at self-harm. But the police prosecutor said there were concerns of vigilante retaliation, as some victims of

Hamilton’s crime spree had indicated they would dispense rough justice before calling the police. Judge Maze took this into account and acknowledged Hamilton’s troubled past, but said he should be held in custody pending his next court appearance – for his own safety as well as that of the general public. One of Hamilton’s co-accused; 17-year-old Vincent James KuruNathan, entered no plea to 16 counts of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, 10 theft-related charges, and one each of arson and unlawfully interfering with a vehicle. Kuru-Nathan’s lawyer Paul Bradford requested a remand in custody. Judge Maze queried how KuruNathan had been implicated in so much offending within the timeframe police alleged. “You don’t have to answer this – but was he ever at home,” she asked his lawyer Paul Bradford. “He must be seriously suffering from sleep deprivation.” Both teenagers were remanded in custody without plea, in Hamilton’s case on the current charges, to reappear in the Ashburton District Court on May 6. The judge asked police to ensure both teens remanded in custody to be consistently monitored in view of their history and age. The third teenager involved was remanded at large following an appearance in the Youth Court for a lesser number of offences. More court news, P5

Revival Bar needs reviving Allenton’s Revival Bar is out of business and the building’s landlord is considering the hospitality outlet’s future. John McDonald said he was working through back rent issues with the bar’s tenant but said he was determined to see a

restaurant and bar reopen in the Allenton shopping centre. “I’m committed to seeing something there that is run according to its licence. Allenton needs to have something that fits in with its community and I’m looking pretty carefully at what we do for

Man killed in crash A man aged in his 70s was killed and his wife seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in the Selwyn District yesterday. The man’s car and a 4WD vehicle collided at the intersection of Coaltrack and Bealey roads shortly after 11.45am. Police said it was thought the man may have driven into the path of the oncoming 4WD. The man died at the scene. His wife, a passenger in the car, was airlifted by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the 4WD was taken to hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries. - APNZ

the future.” Mr McDonald was unsure how soon long it would take to resolve issues with his current tenant and said he would ensure the premises reopened with the right tenant in place. “We’re looking at options,” he said.


Happy cows, happy farm managers and happy farm owners were the order of the day at Graham and Jane Thomas’ Winslow Road dairy farm, near Hinds, yesterday. Farm manager and contract milker Richard Pearse is in charge of the first-season conversion and his good work was recognised recently by judges in the Dairy Industry Awards farm manager of the year contest. Richard, 30, won the CanterburyNorth Otago section and will go on to represent the region at the national finals in May. Richard and his partner Susan Geddes, a full-time veterinarian, work hard and are focused on progressing up the ladder to sharemilking or equity partnership. The 955-cow farm is on target to produce 435,000kgMS for the season and he has plans to

improve over the next two years. At a winner’s field day yesterday, fellow dairy farmers and others interested in the industry heard how the couple had achieved their goals. Visitors assembled at the new dairy shed, a 60-bale rotary with automatic cup removers, automatic drafting and a MilkHub herd management system. Also working on the farm is the region’s top dairy trainee Adam Caldwell; the Aucklander is in his first season on a dairy farm and loving it. The Canterbury-North Otago sharemilker-equity farmers of the year Morgan and Hayley Easton, of Oamaru, will hold a field day on April 30. National awards convenor Chris Keeping said the awards recognised excellence among farmers as they progressed in the dairy industry. Three of the 11 finalists in the 2013 sharemilker-equity farmer

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competition are past entrants and regional winners in the farm manager contest. Mrs Keeping said it was an exciting development in the awards programme, which has run in its current format since 2006 when the sharemilker/equity farmer, farm manager and New Zealand dairy trainee of the year competitions were brought together. “We always envisaged the awards would be used as a mechanism for people to advance their dairy farming career by participating in each stage of the awards programme – from trainee to farm manager and then sharemilker/ equity farmer,” she said. “We thought entering the awards would help them gain in recognition and reputation to take the next step in their dairying career and make them sought after by employers and business partners.” The national finals are in Wellington on May 24.

Cold weather brings rats inside By Sam Morton Look out Mid Canterbury, rats could be making your home theirs some time soon. Following a hot and dry summer, pest controllers are tipping a large influx of rats throughout homes nationwide – after national reports of a rat population boom. But as winter starts to bite, Ashburton pest controller AJ Kerr says he isn’t expecting any more business than usual – despite the heavy rainfall throughout the district likely to force rats to look for cover. “I don’t want to alarm anyone necessarily – I think it’s going to be a case of no more than usual,” he said. “Every year I deal with rats, they become a busy part of my job – but what I have been finding is they have been appearing in the middle of nowhere, with no logic behind it at all. “It’s a case of pure pot luck – it can’t always be predicted,” Mr Kerr said. Ashburton District Council regulatory services manager Richard Wade doesn’t believe rodents will cause a major problem in Mid Canterbury, but he is encouraging residents to maintain high standards of hygiene and

cleanliness. “Prevention is better than cure, so remember that any waste food or debris is likely to attract rodents,” he said. “Rubbish should not be left outside and waste bins/bags should ideally be put outside on the morning of collection.” He also reminded residents to ensure drain covers were kept in good condition to prevent rats accessing the building through sewer systems – as it was highly likely rats would be seeking warmth and shelter inside. Mr Kerr urged residents not to lay bait down, despite des-

perately wanting to oust the rodents. Instead, he believes traps are the cleanest method and most humane. “It’s a difficult one, because all the time you want to make sure you get rid of them by laying bait – but the reality is you don’t want them dying in your roof or in your walls ... they will stink badly,” Mr Kerr said. “I trap them and then bait accordingly, I’ve always found that to be the best and most effective method and it quickly reduces the population and prevents breeding.” Traditionally, rats seek shelter in winter.

Kaipara District Council is being accused of scaremongering after warning that defending a High Court judicial review by ratepayers could cost the organisation an unbudgeted $500,000 in legal costs The review, filed in March by the Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association, relates to the council’s handling of a community wastewater scheme, historical rating issues and council’s development contributions policy. -APNZ

• Suppression lapses The man alleged to have used his girlfriend and her one-year-old son as human shields against police pepper spray has lost name suppression. Zane Korari Mete Lewis, 22, is charged with resisting police and escaping police custody. Further charges are expected to be laid in relation to the incident which occurred on April 8. -APNZ

• Police car torched A police car parked outside the Rotorua police station has been set on fire and destroyed. Police arrested the suspected arsonist after he lit the fire just after 9pm on Monday. Detective Inspector Tim Anderson said the offender had a mental illness. “It is quite clear the person needs some help,” he said. -APNZ

• Arm in machinery An 18-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after his left arm got caught in machinery on a Wairarapa farm. Ambulance staff were called to the farm in White Rock, southeast of Featherston, after the accident about 10am yesterday. The Westpac rescue helicopter flew the patient to Hutt Hospital. -APNZ

• Escapee on the run A search is under way for a man who escaped custody at Hutt Valley District Court yesterday afternoon. Police spokesman Nick Bohm confirmed a man escaped from the court building in Laings Rd. It is not clear if he was in police or court custody at the time. -APNZ

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Legal highs spark officer’s fears By Myles Hume Psychotic issues and behavioural difficulties found in some Mid Canterbury youth are often linked to the abuse of legal highs, a local police officer says. Youth Aid Officer Rob Hooper, of the Ashburton Police, has seen first-hand the impact drugs and alcohol have on local teenagers, but the growing accessibility to legal highs in the district has him

worried. Mr Hooper deals with Mid Canterbury’s troubled youth, many who are often truant, antisocial or low level offenders. But all too often harmful substances, such as synthetic cannabis and herbal pills, were the common thread, he said. “It’s fair to say legal highs are contributing to behavioural issues without a doubt, but it’s not a stand alone issue, usually a whole lot of other things are thrown into the mix with the

issues young people face nowadays.” A Guardian investigation found Coin Save and Bel Air Dairy, situated next to each other on East Street, sold legal highs, and were being blamed for the growing number of locals seeking assistance with addiction to the harmful products. One client was said to be as young as 12. Ashburton College also deals with the flow-on effects from substance abuse carried out at

the weekend. Although truancy, squabbles and low level offending come “part and parcel” with legal highs, Mr Hooper was also concerned with the everyday impact it had on Mid Canterbury youth. “In what I have heard, synthetic cannabis is worse (than cannabis), it imbeds itself slightly differently in the brain cells and it does cause a slightly different reaction, it robs people of their dreams, and stops their motivation.

“I don’t think people are fully understanding of how bad synthetic cannabis is, they really don’t know the mental implications.” A woman working at one of the dairies which sold legal highs told a mystery shopper about how one of the products “would KO you”, and about how she had seen people who could hardly move after smoking synthetic cannabis. Mr Hooper said it had not yet reached an alarming rate, but

By Laurel Stowell A woman charged with manslaughter over the methadone death of a nine-year-old Raetihi boy can now be revealed as the child’s mother. Name suppression was lifted yesterday for Claudine Michelle Herewini, 42, when she appeared in Whanganui District Court. She is charged with the December 7 manslaughter of her son, Antony Christensen, by administering the Class B drug

methadone. Herewini appeared in the dock wearing a blue hoodie, looking pale and ill. She leaned against the wall throughout her one-hour appearance and occasionally smiled or waved to a row of her supporters. She was remanded in custody to reappear on June 24 after Judge David Cameron refused bail. He suppressed all the details canvassed during her lengthy bail application. Her counsel, Debbie Goodlet, said Herewini’s case was unlikely to be heard until next year. -APNZ

Layna Hunt of Ashburton plays Kate Monster in Avenue Q which opens tonight in Christchurch.

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Show part ‘a dream come true’ By Susan Sandys Ashburton’s own Layna Hunt has scored a big break in her performance career with a part in Avenue Q. The colourful musical featuring puppets and actors opens tonight at the Aurora Centre in Christchurch. Ms Hunt, who will star as Kate Monster, said getting a part in the show had been a dream come true, especially after nervewracking auditions. She had always been a fan of the show, which has been a favourite on the international stage and features

song classics It Sucks To Be Me and The Internet Is For Porn. The 21-year-old last year completed NASDA’s three year programme, which she called “the absolute best experience of my life”. “I did a lot of preparation for the audition as I had my heart set on being a part of this show, as it’s absolutely hilarious,” Ms Hunt said. She said for the first audition she had to prepare a monologue and sing a song from the show. For the callback for Kate Monster she had to learn and sing the character’s solo, There’s A Fine Fine Line, and also read

from the script. “I was very nervous but determined to do my best,” Ms Hunt said. “I was absolutely thrilled when I received my acceptance letter telling me that I had got the part. To be honest I wasn’t expecting to get Kate Monster but was hoping to at least get into the company as a puppeteer. “My role of Kate Monster is played by a puppet that I operate on my arm, so the rehearsals have been very stressful but fun. Learning how to operate a puppet properly was so much fun but absolutely kills my arm by the end of rehearsal.” She urged Mid Cantabrians to

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he was “uncomfortable and concerned” about the availability of synthetic cannabis. He wants local retailers still selling legal highs to wipe their shelves clean, making it difficult for Mid Cantabrians to access the harmful substances. “I don’t think it’s a product we need circulating around the community, if it’s not on your door step then it’s going to reduce the number of people who use it,” he said.

Delayed start but race still expected to pull good crowd It might be running one week later than planned, but this weekend’s Mt Somers Bike Race will still be a big crowd puller. Torrential rain saw the event postponed from last Sunday, but organisers say they expect a similar size field for this weekend’s event. While a small number of riders had said they wouldn’t be competing, there had been a flood of entries from riders who had had competing interests last week, organiser Brent Murdoch said. The decision to postpone was a no-brainer, he said. “At the end of the day, last Sunday was just not the day to do it. It came down to a safety issue particularly for the younger and novice riders.” Sunday’s big race is likely to see around 600 mountain bikers competing over three categories in a race that has now become




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ugby is again in the spotlight this week for all the wrong reasons. While Mid Canterbury rugby had its own on-field brawl in a senior B game to sort out, the New Zealand Rugby Union is scrambling with two high-profile players appearing in court for assault charges and driving offences respectively. Sunday’s press conference by All Black winger Julian Savea in which he publicly apologised for an assault on his partner was unexpected and was especially poignant as the Hurricanes’ star was the poster boy for an antiviolence campaign.

OUR VIEW Savea is the 11th professional rugby player to be charged with assault in the last seven years and it makes you wonder about how the NZRU is supporting its players. The NZRU has now commissioned an independent inquiry to find out how it can better support its players to cope with “the pressures of the professional game”. The debate and the repercussions around Savea’s case and the driving offence of

Blues player Francis Saili have been intriguing because the latter was stood down by his Blues coach while Savea was allowed to play on Friday despite his team management being aware of the charges. Obviously, even within rugby circles there is disagreement on how the employer reacts to incidents in the private lives of their players. Many feel that professional athletes are paid top salaries for their services which include

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certain responsibilities as a public role model. Unacceptable behaviour therefore should affect the employment of that player. On the flipside, others point to professional sectors where employees are not punished for any misdemeanours in their

private lives. That argument however does not really stack up because any person in a highprofile position with a substantial salary represents his employer wherever he or she goes. Whether he or she is a politician or a prominent business person, serious or criminal misconduct will undoubtedly threaten their career. This is why professional athletes fall into the same category as MPs, mayors, chief executives of companies, or even the editor or the general manager of the local paper. If their actions severely tarnish their own status or that of their company, they will have to

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all the temptations, but that is a different challenge that could be solved with some outside assistance. As long as the NZRU refuses to confront its own culture and stops covering its players with the cloak of forgiveness, nothing will change and more All Blacks will appear in court. Making players go through the customary teary-eyed press conference, and rolling out the usual line about “pressure in the professional game”, without tackling or preventing the addictions and violence head-on, is not helping anyone.

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live with the consequences. The excuse that professional athletes have extraordinary pressures to deal with is utter rubbish. As one commentator once noted, try to support a family on $500 a week and you know what real pressure is. Ordinary people will struggle to understand why running around with a rugby ball, having all your needs taken care of, having employers and sponsors paying you millions and having stunning women fighting for your attention could be perceived as pressure. There is no denying that some youngsters will struggle to handle

Explosion at suspected P-lab A cordon remains in place around the Mt Maunganui house where a P-lab exploded early yesterday morning, critically injuring one man. Police said the section of Ocean Beach Rd which had been closed to traffic had reopened. Waikato Hospital said a 57-year-

old man burned in the blast was still in critical condition in the intensive care unit. The man, who received burns to his torso and head, was rescued by firefighters following the explosion just before 4am. A second man fled the house and was found at a nearby home.

About 10 surrounding houses were evacuated, but most residents were able to return to their homes later in the morning. Most said they did not hear the blast. Police inspector Karl Wright-St Clair confirmed police were dealing with a P lab. “We believe the lab was opera-

tional at the time of the explosion”, he said. The investigation is focusing on the basement, and the police officers who arrived first at the scene went through a decontamination process. No arrests had been made. - apnz

scene about 1pm after he heard “screaming” and “calls for help”. “I heard him screaming and yelling ‘help me’. I ran over and tried to get John to put pressure on the wound while I called the ambulance. The person I spoke to on the phone told me that even if there was a heart surgeon there, he wouldn’t have survived,” he said. With tears streaming down his face the man performed CPR until ambulance paramedics arrived. “I hoped CPR would have done something, just anything, but it didn’t. He had a huge hole in his chest just below his ribs.

There was blood everywhere. The paramedics said he was bleeding internally. He died at the scene.” “I had known him for 10 years. He was a really, nice guy. Everyone around here is still in shock, we just can’t believe it. You never think a grinder is going to explode when you’re using it. A few tears were shed. We would always say hello and would often see him pottering around the yard,” he said. The man said Mr Hebden was a “workaholic” and a “fairly private guy”. “It is so tragic what has happened. It was a freak accident

and there was nothing we could do about it. We really tried and did everything we possibly could to save him. Our thoughts really go out to his family,” he said. Mr Hebden’s son, Paul, said the family were still coming to terms with his death and said it was “too soon” to talk about what had happened. A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment spokesman said due to Mr Hebden being self-employed the department will not be investigating. Mr Hebden’s death has been referred to the coroner. - APNZ

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A record 209,000 prescriptions for anti-depressants were written in Christchurch last year and the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists has “grave concerns” for residents of the quakeravaged city. At the organisation’s annual conference over the weekend, it was concluded that the Nationalled Government needs to place as much emphasis on helping to rebuild the psychological health and resilience of the people of Canterbury as it did on town planning. “The National Government is continuing to try to fix the cracks and rebuild the infrastructure of the city of Christchurch, but as an organisation we are concerned that the ongoing psychological effects cannot be papered over,” association spokesman Kyle MacDonald said. “Ongoing political and legal arguments about insurance claims and the ‘rebuild’ will only add to this emotional struggle.” Latest reports showed the number of anti-depressant prescriptions in Christchurch was more than twice that of Auckland, despite the population difference. Other sources suggested the number of cases of depression was up more than 30 per cent on 2011. “It is understandable that after the pressure to simply survive starts to pass, that levels of depres-

sion and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder climb,” Mr MacDonald said. “It is vital that we, as a nation, do not simply expect people in Christchurch to ‘move on’.” Toni Gutschlag, general manager of mental health services for Canterbury District Health Board, said demand for specialist mental health services dropped in the first 6 to 12 months after the quakes and extra resource had gone into primary care and community-based non-government organisations. “Our message to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or that they cannot cope with quake-related or other life issues is if they need to contact their General Practice team in the first instance who can refer them to someone who can help - whether that be at a community service level or a more specialist service. “Demand for specialist mental health services is now returning to pre-quake levels and we’re also seeing an increase in demand in some areas that we weren’t evident before the quakes. An example of this is Child and Youth services where we are beginning to see a slight rise in the number of referrals. “We continue to closely monitor demand to ensure we have the right services in the right places and people know where to go for help.” - apnz

Key shoulder-tap Chch man killed in grinder accident not mentioned in document release By Samantha McPherson

A group of workers tried to save a builder who died in a freak accident after a grinder “exploded” and left him with a deadly gash in his chest. John Hebden, 64, of Avonhead, died at a yard on Sturrocks Rd, Casebrook, on Monday after the grinder he was using on a trailer “exploded” and sliced a “huge hole” in his chest, below his ribs. Mr Hebden fell to the ground, “screaming”. A man, who did not want to be named, said he rushed to the

By Jamie Morton The jury in the trial of the man accused of murdering a service station worker in 1979 will need to decide whether the killing was murder or manslaughter. Menzies Reginald John Hallett, 72, is facing trial in the High Court at Rotorua after pleading not guilty to the murder of Rodney Tahu in the early hours of August 16, 1979. While the Crown has accused Hallett of murder, his defence team has indicated it will seek a manslaughter verdict, for reasons that have not yet been revealed. In his opening statement yesterday, crown prosecutor Fletcher Pilditch told jurors Hallett allegedly pulled into the Shell service station at Turangi just after 1am with a “rattle” in his vehicle, and asked for some oil. After Mr Tahu, who was closing up the shop, could not help, Hallett allegedly called him a “black bastard”. Hallett drew a .22 pistol and fired once and missed as Mr Tahu ran shouting “help, help”, the Crown alleged. Firing again, Hallett’s sec-

ond shot hit Mr Tahu in the shoulder, causing him to slump over in “pain and shock”, alleged the prosecution. Hallett then stood over Mr Tahu, shooting him once in the inner corner of his left eye, Mr Pilditch said. Mr Tahu’s injuries were described as causing “irreparable brain damage” and he later died in Taumarunui Hospital. The Crown alleged the events stemmed from a letter from Hallett’s then estranged wife regarding a custody battle over one of their two daughters. Mr Pilditch described this letter as the “catalyst”. He also alleged that Hallett had slept with his pistol under his pillow at times. A passing motorist found 32-yearold Mr Tahu lying in a pool of blood next to a pump in the forecourt of the Shell station. The Saturday morning rugby referee and married father of two had suffered gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder. He was rushed to Taumarunui Hospital but died a few hours later. The Crown alleges Hallett drove to his wife’s house in Wellington and told her “I’ve killed someone. Yes

I have.” His wife then approached police and told them what her husband had said, the court heard. The following day police waited for Hallett to return home to Taupo. They told the court that when he saw them he did a U-turn and drove off along the Napier-Taupo Road. This led to a standoff on the highway, during which Hallett accidentally shot himself in the shoulder and left arm. He was taken to hospital and was later charged with firearms offences relating to a shotgun and the pistol that he allegedly used to kill Mr Tahu, Mr Pilditch said. Mr Tahu’s killing shocked the Turangi community and kickstarted a major manhunt, but it remained a cold case until late 2011. Police believed it was the longestrunning cold case in New Zealand’s history to end in an arrest. Ten jurors were selected on Monday and the remaining two were picked yesterday. The trial was delayed a day because not enough jurors were found. The trial is expected to run for two weeks. -APNZ

A 10-year-old boy has died after being electrocuted while playing in a garage at a Rotorua house. The boy was believed to be playing with a hair dryer or straightener when he was electrocuted about 6pm on Monday. Ambulance and fire service staff were called to the Mount View Drive house shortly after the incident but were unable to resuscitate the boy. The child was rushed to Rotorua Hospital where doctors spent at least 30 minutes trying to save him, St John Ambulance Rotorua operation team manager Darryl Stretch said. He said the boy was pronounced dead at hospital. “It sounds like he was playing with a hair [device], like a hair straightener, and whatever happened it electrocuted him.” Mr Stretch said when ambulance and fire service staff attended they spent about 10 minutes at the scene, treating the boy. “He was in the garage when it happened,” he said. “His mother was very distraught and so were the rest of the family.” - APNZ

By Audrey Young None of the historic documents released yesterday by the State Services Commission on the appointment of Ian Fletcher as director of the Government Communications Security Bureau indicate that Prime Minister John Key knew him or shoulder-tapped him for the job. The commission released documents today associated with the appointment, including Cabinet papers and a Cabinet minute. Mr Key has previously said he told the Cabinet when recommending Mr Fletcher for the job that he knew him. He has since admitted that he telephoned Mr Fletcher in 2011 to let him know about the job after Mr Key and State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie rejected the shortlist of three. Mr Rennie has said would rather have made the call himself but that it wasn’t unethical of the Prime Minister to have called him. He said he had known that the pair knew each other because Mr Fletcher had advised him during a meeting in 2009. Labour deputy leader Grant Robertson said tonight that he took Mr Key’s word for it that he made the personal disclosure to the Cabinet. But he believed it should have been stated in the paper Mr Key took to the Cabinet recommending Mr Fletcher - and that it should have been recorded in the Cabinet minute, which makes no mention of it. “I think John Key should have put in the paper that he knew Ian Fletcher. That would have been the right thing to do.” Nor did the paper mention that Mr Key had personally alerted Mr Fletcher to the job and it should have, Mr Robertson said. The commission says the costs

Ian Fletcher associated with the appointment came to $59,252, which were footed by the GCSB. Mr Fletcher’s appointment began on January 30,2012, 10 days after the police raid on Auckland-based internet mogul Kim Dotcom. The pre-raid surveillance undertaken by GCSB was found to be unlawful because Mr Dotcom was a New Zealand resident. A subsequent inquiry found that up to 88 New Zealanders may have been spied on unlawfully by GCSB, which is allowed to help other agencies but is prohibited under the present law from spying on New Zealanders. A new law is being drafted to set out the conditions under which it will be able to spy on New Zealand citizens and residents. Mr Fletcher was appointed for a five-year term. His pay is not revealed but he gets four weeks of annual leave on top of statutory holidays and has unlimited sick leave. He was previously the director general and chief executive officer of the Queensland’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. He had been responsible for 5600 staff and an operating budget of $1.83 billion. - APNZ

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Congratulatory email sparks sarcastic reply A former Ashburton court manager has taken a swipe at his boss, after a contentious congratulatory email was sent at the same time staff redundancies came into effect. The message, from now redundant area court manager Chris Alleyne, was dripping with sarcasm. He hit the ‘reply to all’ button after Ministry of Justice secretary Andrew Bridgman sent an email to all staff, telling them about a “leadership forum” meeting which gathered together managers from Wellington and around the country. “... One of the themes that came out of today was the need for us to celebrate more often ...” He also congratulated the ministry for coming 14th in the Randstad awards – an annual survey which aims to measure the attractiveness of large employers. “I’m extremely proud of the ministry’s ranking this year and I think it is definitely worth celebrating.” He said more work needed to be done on the “working atmosphere” but encouraged staff to “take a bow”. But less than half-an-hour later, Mr Bridgman and the entire 3500 Ministry

of Justice staff – including Wellington bureaucrats, staff in the country’s courts, and public defence lawyers – received a second email – from Mr Alleyne. It begins: “Thanks Andrew, your timing is impeccable.” Mr Alleyne criticised his boss for the timing of the email. “This coming on a day that will be the last day at the ministry for a significant number of long-serving and loyal managers who have been swept aside because of some flawed philosophy that they don’t know what they are doing ...” One of those managers is Mr Alleyne himself. “What a day to pick to send that out. I thought: “Bugger it, I’m not going to let that pass.” Mr Alleyne – who managed courts in Christchurch, Ashburton, Westport and four other areas in the South Island – said he pressed the send button by accident and the email went to literally hundreds of his colleagues. More than 50 colleagues from around the country had emailed him back, thanking him for his comments.

Mr Alleyne said others had picked up the phone to voice their support, fearing that the ministry may check email messages following the embarrassment. He said Mr Bridgman’s email was “too much” after two years of the courts being disrupted by earthquake damage, and some staff members losing loved ones. He said Christchurch courts have only just got back on their feet but are now ahead of the national average in waiting times and other targets set by bosses in Wellington. Asked about morale, Mr Alleyne said it was “pretty low”. “Even though a lot of people aren’t affected directly, nevertheless they’re feeling bad about how the managers are being treated.” Mr Alleyne said he is taking a personal grievance claim against the ministry about losing his job. A spokesman from the Ministry of Justice said there would be no comment on the emails and any potential fall-out. He said the ministry had cut more than 38 full-time equivalent positions which is estimated to save $5 million a year.

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Two arrested in Canada terror plot Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida “elements” in Iran, police said yesterday. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who live in Montreal and Toronto, were planning to derail a Via Rail passenger train in Toronto but posed no immediate threat, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. “This is the first known alQaida planned attack that we’ve experienced in Canada,” Superintendent Doug Best told a news conference. RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said the two men had “direction and guidance” from “al-Qaida elements located in Iran”, though there was no reason to think the planned attacks were state-sponsored. Police said the men did not get financial support from al-Qaida, but declined to provide more details. “It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent,” RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan said. “We are alleging that these two individuals took steps and conducted activities to initiate a terrorist attack. They watched trains and railways.” Strachan said they were targeting a route, but didn’t say if it was a cross border route. Bruce Riedel, a CIA veteran who is now a Brookings Institution senior fellow, said al-Qaida has

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Representatives of Toronto’s Islamic community attend a news conference in Toronto as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announce the arrest yesterday of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on a rail target, in Toronto. had a clandestine presence in Iran since at least 2001 and that neither the terror group nor Tehran speak openly about it. “The Iranian regime kept some of these elements under house arrest,” he said in an email to The Associated Press. “Some probably operate covertly. AQ members often transit Iran travelling between hideouts in Pakistan

and Iraq.” Charges against the two men include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group. Police said the men are not Canadian citizens, but declined to say where they were from or why they were in the country. They had been in Canada “a significant amount of time”. He

would not say how long, but said they had been under investigation since last fall. Authorities were tipped off about one of the suspects by members of his community, said Best, who would not specify which community. The investigation was part of a cross-border operation involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the US

Department of Homeland Security. There is no connection between the Canadian terrorist plot and the Boston Marathon bombings, said a US Justice Department official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity because the source was not permitted to speak on the record about the matter.

Strachan said the two men will attend a bail hearing in Toronto today. A spokeswoman for the University of Sherbrooke in Montreal said that Esseghaier studied there in 2008-2009. More recently, he has been doing doctoral research at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, a sokeswoman at the training university confirmed. A Linked In page says a man with Esseghaier’s name and academic background helped author a number of biology research papers, including on HIV and cancer detection. The page carries a photo of a black flag inscribed with the Islamic declaration of faith. The arrests just a few months after two Canadians were found among militants killed in a terrorist siege at a gas plant in Algeria. The siege killed at least 38 hostages and 29 militants, including Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas, two high school friends from London, Ontario. In 2006 Canadian police foiled the so-called Toronto 18 home grown plot to set off bombs outside Toronto’s Stock Exchange, a building housing Canada’s spy agency and a military base. The goal was to scare Canada into removing its troops from Afghanistan. The arrests made international headlines and heightened fears in a country where many people thought they were relatively immune from terrorist strikes.  – AP

Witherspoon ‘embarrassed’ UK police concerned by vigilante ‘paedophile hunters’ A British band of self-styled paedophile hunters has been ambushing men it believes are out to meet young girls, posting video of the confrontations to the web in a tactic which has yielded arrests – but alarmed police. Letzgo Hunting says its members pose as teenage girls online in an effort to lure would-be child abusers into the open – where they’re met with a camera. Police in the Leicestershire and West Midlands areas of central England acknowledged that five suspects aged 24 to 54 had been arrested in connection with the group’s activities, but warned that the stings could backfire. “Unfortunately, these kinds of

public ‘naming and shaming’ activities can actually have a negative (effect) on victims of child abuse,” Leicester Police said yesterday. “While we understand the strong feelings that motivate this kind of activity, it can seriously affect the chances of success in court, preventing victims from getting justice and increasing the chances of offenders walking free.” It’s not entirely clear who makes up the group, where it is based, or when it was founded – attempts to reach various members of Letzgo Hunting through their website and their Facebook pages weren’t immediately successful – but their videos laid bare their modus operandi. In one video posted to the

internet last month, a man is seen being confronted on a footpath by someone who identifies himself as being one of several “paedophile hunters”. When the startled man denies being there to meet a girl for sex, his accuser contradicts him. “You were talking to myself, not a 14-year-old girl, so I know exactly what’s been said,” the accuser says, before adding that the footage will be turned over to police – and posted online. Freelance sting operations of this nature have been taking place since the late 1990s, said Laura Huey, a cyberpolicing expert at the University of Western Ontario.   – AP

A court hearing on a disorderly conduct charge has been rescheduled for actress Reese Witherspoon, who said she is “deeply embarrassed” by what she said to a state trooper during a traffic stop in Atlanta. Witherspoon’s case was scheduled today, but it was reset for May 22. She was arrested at the weekend. The Oscar-winning actress released a statement apologising for her behaviour when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. Toth also had a hearing set for today, but it was rescheduled for May 23. The actress didn’t appear in court. She was in New York attending the premiere of her new movie Mud. She posed for cameras on the red carpet but did not stop to talk


Reese Witherspoon to reporters. “Do you know my name?” Witherspoon is quoted as saying in a state trooper’s report of the incident. She also said: “You’re about to find out who I am” and “You’re about to be on national news,” according to the report. “I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embar-

rassed about the things I said,” Witherspoon said. “It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behaviour.” Witherspoon said she can’t comment further “out of respect” for the pending case, and her publicist, Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson, offered no other details. The 37-year-old actress was arrested on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct after a state trooper said she wouldn’t stay in the car while Toth was given a field sobriety test. The trooper noticed the car driven by her husband wasn’t staying in its lane, so he pulled the couple over.  – AP

Reality show to blast off Are you crazy enough to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Applications are being accepted by the makers of a Dutch reality show that says it will deliver the first humans to the red planet in 10 years. The main requirements are strong health, good people and survival skills, being 18 or older, and having a reasonable grasp of the English language. The company, called Mars One, aims to land its first four astronauts in 2023 for a televised reality show that would follow the exploits of the first humans to attempt to establish a colony on Mars. Already, the organisers have received “10,000 emails from more than 100 different countries from people who are interested in joining us for this mission”, said founder Bas Lansdorp at a news conference in a New York hotel. In all they are seeking six groups of four people each. A new group would make the seven-month journey every two years after the first crew departs in 2022. The cost for the first mission is about

$US6 billion ($A5.9 billion). “It sounds like a lot of money. And actually it is a lot of money. But imagine what will happen when the first people land on Mars. Literally everybody on the globe will want to see it,” Lansdorp said. The project has garnered plenty of sceptics but is backed by Dutch Nobel laureate Gerard ‘t Hooft, who won the 1999 prize for physics. The world’s space agencies have only managed to send unmanned robotic rovers to Mars so far, the latest being Nasa’s $US2.5 billion Curiosity rover that touched down in August 2012. Major drawbacks to the proposed mission include the inability to return to Earth, the small living quarters and the lack of food on the dry planet. That is, if the radiation endured during the trip is not lethal, and if the volatile landing goes according to plan. Key attributes for applicants, according to Mars One medical director Norbert Kraft, are being adaptable, resilient, creative and having empathy.  – AFP

• Foreigners captured The Taliban took 11 civilians prisoner, including eight Turks and a Russian, after their cargo helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, in the first large-scale capture of foreigners there in nearly six years. Security forces dispatched to the remote area retreated after engaging in firefights with the insurgents but failing to secure the area or retrieve the captives. The crisis began when the civilian transport aircraft was forced down in strong winds and heavy rain in the village of Dahra Mangal in the Azra district of Logar province, south-east of Kabul, District Governor Hamidullah Hamid said. He said the helicopter came down in a region about 20km from the Pakistani border. – AP

• 100 killed More than 100 people have been found dead in a town near the Syrian capital of Damascus after a five-day operation to retake the town by regime troops, a watchdog says. “There are 101 martyrs who have been identified in Jdaidet al-Fadl, which was taken completely by the army on Sunday. The victims are 10 women, three children and 88 men, including 24 rebels,” Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said. On Monday (NZ time), the group said it has confirmed the deaths of at least 80 people killed during shelling on the area, fighting and in summary executions.  – AFP

• Titanic letter A letter written by the bandmaster of the Titanic who carried on playing as the doomed ship sank has sold at auction for £93,000 ($A138,000). Wallace Hartley, 33, has become a key figure of the disaster as – together with his seven other band members – he carried on playing until the very last moments. The violinist, who travelled as a second-class passenger on Titanic, wrote a letter to his parents as the ship set off from Southampton on April 10, 1912.  – PA

• Cobras seized Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver. Officer Dang Van Hanh said the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue centre near the capital where they were treated before being released into the wild. King cobras are the world’s longest venomous snake and grow up to 5.5m. The meat of the king cobras is considered a delicacy by some in Vietnam, where hunting and trading the snakes is banned. The snakes are also sometimes preserved in traditional medicines. – AP

• Goat a showstopper A goat has shut down a major highway in Sydney. Traffic along Bangor Bypass in Sutherland stopped yesterday as the RSPCA tried to tranquilise the stray goat. It’s the second time in a week a goat has evaded animal rescuers. On Thursday, an elderly female goat known as Wategoat scrambled away from rescuers making a risky bid to reach her, when she was trapped at the bottom of a cliff at Byron Bay in northern NSW.  – AAP

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Officials: Boston suspects motivated by religion Two US officials say preliminary evidence from an interrogation suggests the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack were motivated by religion but were apparently not tied to any Islamic terrorist groups. The two ethnic Chechen brothers practised Islam. The US officials spoke yesterday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to publicly discuss the investigation. One of the brothers died in a police shoot-out. The other brother was formally charged yesterday after being questioned by federal officials in his hospital room where he is recovering from multiple injuries. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill – a crime

that carries a possible death sentence. Officials have said Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother set off the two pressure-cooker bombs at last week’s race that sprayed shrapnel into the crowds, killing three people and wounding more than 200. His brother, Tamerlan, 26, died Saturday after a fierce gunbattle with police. Tsarnaev was listed in serious but stable condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, unable to speak because of a gunshot wound to the throat. In a criminal complaint outlining the evidence, the FBI said Tsarnaev was seen on surveillance cameras putting a knapsack on the ground near the site of the second blast and then manipulating a cellphone and lifting it to his ear. The complaint

contains the charges shed no light on the motive for the attack. After the first explosion ripped through the crowd, a calm-looking Tsarnaev quickly walked away, and about 10 seconds later, the second blast occurred where he left the knapsack, the FBI said. The FBI did not make it clear whether authorities believe he used his cellphone to detonate one or both of the bombs or whether he was talking to someone. The court papers also said that during the long night of crime that led to the older brother’s death and the younger one’s capture, one of them told a carjacking victim: “Did you hear about the Boston explosion? I did that.” Tsarnaev was charged with using and conspiring to use a

weapon of mass destruction against persons and property, resulting in death. He is also likely to face state charges in connection with the shooting death of a university police officer. The Obama administration said it had no choice but to prosecute Tsarnaev in the federal court system. Some politicians had suggested he be tried as an enemy combatant in front of a military tribunal, where he would be denied some of the usual US constitutional protections. But Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen from Russia who has lived in the United States for about a decade, is a naturalised US citizen, and under US law, American citizens cannot be tried by military tribunals, White House spokesman Jay Carney said. – AP

Quake rescuers Second arrest battle landslides over girl’s rape Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous south-west China that has left at least 192 dead. Huge boulders blocked rescue vehicles along roads leading to some of the worst-hit areas, and some areas were only accessible by foot along broken passes through the rough terrain. Survivors including the elderly were carried out on the backs of neighbours as well as by helicopter, as rescuers were also bolstered by thousands of civilian volunteers who rushed to the area to help. State broadcaster CCTV showed orange-suited emergency workers making desperate dashes past cliff-edges, trying to avoid sudden landslides in a

region weakened by more than 2000 aftershocks. Industrial diggers clawed through debris including the mangled remains of cars and motorbikes crushed by tumbling rocks, to clear roads also clogged by huge queues of traffic. The 6.6-magnitude quake which hit Sichuan province at the weekend has left another 23 missing and more than 11,000 injured, local authorities said, while some 17,000 families have lost their homes. Local villager Luo Chengfang, 54, spoke of her relief when her 31-year-old son Luo Shiwei was pulled out from under seven feet of rubble. “I have no home, and no hope for the future, but I was so relieved he came out alive,” she said.  – AFP

Indian police arrested a second man over the kidnap and rape of a five-year-old girl, as officers faced further protests and a hail of accusations that they botched their handling of the case. After a weekend of demonstrations in the capital, crowds again vented their anger over levels of sexual violence in New Delhi, which first erupted in December after the savage gangrape of a 23-year-old student on a bus. Doctors, meanwhile, said the five-year-old victim of the latest attack was in a stable condition after being left for dead and was able to talk to her parents. Police said they had arrested a second man late Sunday (India time) over the attack, which began on April 15 when the

youngster was allegedly abducted from her home before being raped and mutilated. Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar conceded “there were shortfalls” in the police reaction and that “they had not responded as they should have”, but rejected protesters’ calls for him to quit, saying it would serve no purpose. “If my resigning will prevent such depraved action of the society then I am prepared to resign 1000 times, but that is not going to address the problem,” he told a packed news conference. The two accused are garment worker Manoj Kumar, 22, a tenant in the girl’s house who was arrested last Friday, and his friend Pradeep Kumar, taken into custody at his uncle’s home in eastern Bihar state.  – AFP

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PSY continues to set records on YouTube. The South Korean pop star hit another mark for viral views with his new single Gentleman, earning 38 million views in a single day as it set a blistering pace to 200 million views. Kevin Allocca, YouTube’s

trends manager, says Gentleman was viewed 38 million times on April 14, surpassing the single-day record of 30 million set by the KONY 2012 short film. It also holds the day-of-debut record with 18.5 million views. PSY’s Gangnam Style is

YouTube’s most-viewed video at 1.5 billion. Gentleman reached 100 million views in four days and was approaching 204 million views late Monday. It’s not clear if those are records, but it took Gangnam Style more than 50 days to reach 100 million views.  – AP

Analyst: Consider Mighty Power risks


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Research firm Morningstar is valuing Mighty River Power at $2.70 per share but says if the Labour/Green proposal to revamp the electricity sector were to go ahead it could knock the price down to under $2. Morningstar analyst Nachiket Moghe released a note yesterday morning recommending investors subscribe to the offer.

Moghe is one of few analysts not captured by a blackout preventing those directly involved in the deal from making a recommendation on the stock until 40 days after its shares are allotted. He said his high valuation, which is at the top end of the $2.35 to $2.80 range predicted in the investment prospectus, was based on Mighty River Power’s strong competitive position. “We expect Mighty River to generate return on invested capital of 12.5 per

cent on average over the next five years ...” Moghe said strong free cash flows due to a declining capital expenditure programme should result in higher distributions to shareholders and he projected dividends to rise by 11.5 per cent per annum on average between this year and 2017. But he warned regulatory change would be the main impediment to the company generating strong returns. “We believe the opposition proposal is fairly extreme, but it would significantly

reduce our fair value estimate if implemented.” Moghe said the proposal had the potential to reduce Mighty River’s operating income by $100 million and erode the value of the shares by 60c to 80c per share, potentially pushing it below $2 per share. He said he had a high uncertainty rating on the stock because of the regulatory uncertainty. While a general election is still 18 months away and the revamp of the

sector could take a further four years after that, Moghe said potential investors should consider the risk now. “They should consider those risks before investing in the shares. It’s not just the fair value, you’ve got to look at all the risks as well.” Moghe said despite his high valuation he would not be surprised if the shares ended up being valued at the low end of the range or even below the low end. “It’s most likely to be closer to the lower end,” he said.  – APNZ

Consumers Opaque shipping arrangements prompt regulation soak up reinsurance costs By Paul McBeth

New Zealand’s largest insurance group, IAG, has slightly improved its underlying profit margins on insurance products while passing on a doubling in the cost global reinsurance because of the Canterbury earthquakes. In a presentation for investors in Sydney, IAG’s New Zealand chief Jacki Johnson said reinsurance costs had risen to 15 per cent of gross written premiums (GWP) in the first half of 2013 from around 8 per cent in 2010. Underlying margin in IAG’s insurance lines has risen to 11.5 per cent in the first half of the current financial year, compared with 11.2 per cent before the Canterbury quakes, in 2010. Underlying margin fell to 8.5 per cent in the 2011 financial year, when the brunt of quake claims was borne, but bounced back to be even stronger last year than at present, at 11.8 per cent. IAG’s managing director and chief executive Mike Wilkins said in a statement outlining IAG’s New Zealand growth strategy that the local unit sought “an underlying margin of around 10 per cent over the longer term. “We anticipate the underlying margin will be slightly higher in the short to medium term, consistent the business’s recent performance,” said Wilkins. New Zealand now constitutes 17 per cent of the total GWP written annually by Australian-based IAG, having grown from just 4 per cent 13 years ago. – APNZ

A lack of insight into the arrangements international shipping lines use to operate in New Zealand has inflamed fears the companies could be artificially pushing up freight costs and is central to the thinking behind a new regulatory regime, Cabinet papers show. Commerce Minister Craig Foss said the current regime doesn’t offer effective oversight, and without that, “there is a risk that the prices paid by consumers of the services are higher than they would be in a competitive market,” according to a March 25 Cabinet paper published on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s website. MoBIE anticipates the new regime should “minimise the risk of detriment from anticompetitive behaviour,” even though the benefits “are not able to be quantified,” according to the ministry’s regulatory impact statement. The lack of oversight has created an “inadequate regulatory regime” which leaves international shipping “essentially unregulated”. “Given the lack of oversight of international shipping in New Zealand, it has been difficult to assess whether this weak regulatory arrangement has resulted in poorly performing markets,” Foss said in the Cabinet paper. “This lack of direct evidence has been the experience with similar reviews by overseas agencies.” Earlier this month Foss unveiled plans to bring shipping lines’ arrangements under the Commerce Act, whereas previously they were exempt. “Improving the efficiency of international transport services through more appropriate regulatory regimes is one concrete step that government can take to address the chal-

lenges, objectives and goals set out in the Business Growth Agenda,” Foss said. The Government’s so-called business growth agenda, driven by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, is a raft of plans aimed at building a more productive and competitive economy. Among those goals, is a target of lifting the ratio of exports to 40 per cent of gross domestic product by 2025 from its current 30 per cent. Still, the Cabinet paper says “submissions on the state of competition in the markets were inconclusive” with local shippers concerned the “high level of information exchange” suggested “some arrangements are leading to higher shipping rates than would be expected”. At the same time submitters acknowledged “the advantages other collaborative service arrangements

offer New Zealand in creating shipping networks with sufficient frequency and geographic coverage”. MoBIE dismissed concerns from the International Container Lines Committee, the shipping lines lobby group, that repealing the exemption might deter lines from servicing local routes, saying the changes will make it easier for them to collaborate without breaching the act, because New Zealand shipping routes are “typically more profitable” than others, and because carriers operate in jurisdictions where competition law applies. The Commerce Commission’s new oversight role of shipping lines is expected to cost the regulator between $50,000 and $200,000 for each of up to 10 agreements needing clearance, and between $150,000 and $500,000 for each of up to five agreements needing authorisation. A portion of those costs would be

met by application fees from the shipping lines, which are still being determined, the paper said. “The level of the fee could range from a nominal contribution to something that is closer to cost recovery,” it said. Foss announced the plan to remove the exemptions on April 8, a month before Parliament’s commerce select committee was due to report on the matter by May 14. He asked the committee, chaired by National backbencher Jonathan Young, to look at the issue last year after a Productivity Commission report recommended ditching ratesetting agreements, while retaining the exemption on other operational agreements. MoBIE will advise the committee of the decision for its consideration as part of the report back on the bill, the paper said.  – APNZ


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, April 24, 2013






on’t underestimate the culinary delight that is a good meatloaf. We’ve all eaten meatloaf, often when we’re down on dollars and looking for a cheap meal, but a good meatloaf is a thing of joy. That, however, relies on using good-quality ingredients and stepping outside the run-of-themill packet of mince, onion and a bit of seasoning variety. A modern day meatloaf can contain just about anything and if you have a family that’s vegetable shy, then a meatloaf is also a great hiding place for shredded vegetables – they add bulk, taste and a boost to nutritional value too.

Saucy meatloaf

500g sausage meat 500g mince 1C breadcrumbs 2 onions

Chilli glaze ¼ C sweet chilli sauce ¼ C barbecue tomato sauce ½ C cold water ¼ C light soy sauce 2T vinegar 2T brown sugar

2t curry powder Salt and pepper 1T chopped parsley 1 egg 1/2 C milk 1/2 C water

Sauce: 1/2 C water 1/2 C tomato sauce 1/4 C worchester sauce 2t vinegar 1/4 C brown sugar 1t instant coffee 30g butter 2T lemon juice

45 mins, basting frequently.

• Combine all ingredients till well mixed and smooth. • With wet hands shape into a loaf in oven dish. • Cook for 30 mins at about 180°C. • Combine all sauce ingredients and simmer 5 mins. • Pour over sauce and cook for another

Chilli glazed meatloaf

600g pork sausage meat (sausages with the skins removed) 1C fresh breadcrumbs ½ C milk 1 small onion, finely chopped 2T chopped fresh parsley 1 t curry powder 1 egg Salt and freshly ground black pepper

• Heat oven to 175°C. • Grease a standard loaf tin with oil. • Place meatloaf ingredients in a bowl and mix well to thoroughly combine. • Pack mixture into prepared tin. Bake for 30 minutes. Sauce: • Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. • Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. • Remove the meatloaf from the oven and make holes all over with a skewer. • Pour off any excess fat and then pour the sauce over the meatloaf so that it soaks into the holes. • Return meatloaf to the oven and bake for a further 30 minutes. • Remove and slice to serve.

Hidden vegetables meatloaf

1kg lean minced beef 2 onions, peeled and diced 2 carrots, grated 2C other vegetables finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2t powdered beef stock 2 eggs lightly beaten 2C dried breadcrumbs ½ t salt ½ t white pepper

Serving the ageing

the oven. • Cook for a further 10 minutes until the glaze has browned.

Rolled meatloaf

• Remove the loaf from the oven and tip out any excess oil. • Pour the glaze over the loaf and return it to the oven for a further 15 minutes. • Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Apricot and walnut glazed meatloaf

• Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a loaf pan with baking paper. • Combine all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. • Pat the mixture into a loaf shape and place in the loaf tin. • Cook in the oven for 45 minutes. • In a small bowl, combine all the glaze ingredients.

Jeanette Tarbotton

700gr lean beef mince 300gr lean sausage meat 1 red onion, peeled and chopped 2t minced garlic 1C fresh breadcrumbs ½ C roughly chopped dried apricots 2T chopped fresh parsley 1T chopped fresh rosemary 2 eggs, beaten ½ C evaporated milk or cream 2T sherry Glaze: 4-6 T apricot sauce 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts 2 T chopped dried apricots

• Preheat the oven to fan bake 180°C. • Mix loaf ingredients together. • Using wet hands shape the mixture into a large loaf shape. • Place in a small roasting dish or lasagna-style baking dish. • Cook the loaf in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. • Mix together the ingredients for the glaze. • Remove the meatloaf from oven and spoon over the glaze. • Reduce the oven temp to 160°C fan bake, return the meatloaf to

600g mince 2 t mixed dried herbs 1T Worcestershire sauce 1C soft breadcrumbs 1 onion, chopped 1 egg 2T tomato sauce 1-2T flour 1 1/2 C cold, cooked mashed kumara 2t spring onion, finely chopped 1/2C grated cheese

• In a bowl, mix the first seven ingredients together thoroughly. • Cut a piece of tinfoil 30 x 40cm and lightly sprinkle with flour. • Turn the meat mixture on to this. • Spread and press the mixture about 1cm thick and over a 20 x 30cm area. • Mix the cold, mashed kumara with spring onion and cheese. • Spread over meat to within 1cm of the edge. • Roll up like a sponge, using the foil to encase the roll. • Place in a shallow baking dish and bake at 180ºC for 45 minutes.

Pork and sage meatloaf with apples

oil spray 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 500g lean pork mince 1t ground sage ¼ t ground cloves 1t Worcestershire sauce 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored and finely sliced salt and pepper

• Heat oven to 180°C and line a loaf pan with baking paper (using baking paper makes it easier to get the meatloaf out of the pan).

Stay healthy and safe


ge Concern is focusing on keeping safe and healthy. We hope that most of the older population will have had their flu vaccination which is free to those over 65 years. There has been a lot of publicity highlighting how important it is that we protect ourselves from the possibility of the latest strain reaching our shores. As winter approaches we need to take care, particularly as we move around outside in icy and slippery surfaces. There have been campaigns and promotions aimed at helping elderly people to stay on their feet, but it can happen to anyone. Research has shown that some folk do not think that they are at risk or even old enough to benefit from any education. Those who have had a fall are aware of the dangers and do take care, but it is not a recommended experience. The World Health Organisation has been highlighting the prevalence and risk of high blood pressure. Make sure that your doctor checks it for you because it can be controlled with regular medication which will lessen the risks of serious health issues. Age Concern has been taking an interest in the White Paper for Vulnerable Children that is being discussed by a working group on the issue of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. There are many grandparents who for different reasons have stepped in to pick up the pieces to provide love, care and a home for vulnerable children. The Government has allocated a considerable amount of money to assist with this issue and is seeking to know how it can best be utilised. If you have any ideas on this matter please let Age Concern know and we will forward good ideas in the appropriate direction.

dining out

the finest Japanese cuisine in Mid Canterbury Healthy and tasty Japanese cuisine tonight! including Japanese black beer for By Yuki Matsuda the blokes. Black beer incorporates a roasty malt flavour with a hint uki Matsuda has had 17 years of chocolate, and a long lingering experience in the kitchen, seven aftertaste that only hints of of which were spent working in bitterness. Japan. For the ladies there is Japanese In 2003 Yuki took up the adventure plum wine available. This wine is of owning and operating his own sweet, some say it has a different restaurant – AQUA Japanese in taste to that of other wines but Yuki Methven. recommends giving it a try as most Yuki’s advanced knowledge and people will fall in love with its aroma skill in Japanese cooking has enabled and taste. He also recommends him to create traditional, delicious you try Japanese Sake which is Japanese meals to serve in AQUA. sometimes thought of as a strong The most popular meal on the alcohol but in fact sits at 12.5%, the menu is the Teppan Yaki plate which Sake has a wonderful taste that you is when the food is cooked on a hot can’t find anywhere else. plate. This is served with beef which AQUA Japanese Restaurant and has been marinated in a honey soy takeaways have their 10 year sauce and is served with fried rice. anniversary coming soon, Yuki says “I Other popular meals are deep am going to have a big celebration in fried dumplings, deep fried chicken June” so keep your eyes out for the marinated with garlic soy sauce and birthday festivities. the stir fried Teriyaki chicken noodles Yuki welcomes diners to come with delicious vegetable sauce. and experience AQUA Japanese, AQUA Japanese Restaurant and he works hard to ensure you have Takeaways also showcase some a personal, traditional Japanese fabulous Japanese drink options experience while dining.


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Great shared meals Edamame and garlic seaweed

Smoked salmon (Salmon-don)


Prawn croquette

Teppan Yaki plate


Deep friend chicken marinated with garlic soy sauce


Salted Japanese green soya beans and garlic sesame seaweed


JFC – Japanese fried chicken (Kara-age) $16.50


Quality prawn croquette with sweet vegetable sauce


Pickled spicy Chinese cabbage. It’s actually Korean food but... good with beer!


Spicy prawn

Yakisoba (stir fried noodles)


Deep fried prawn with original spicy garlic powder

Quality New Zealand smoked salmon with homemade mayonnaise sauce on rice

150g of quality sliced and marinated beef rib eye, grilled with vegetables and sweet honey sauce (comes with fried rice also)

Most popular meal for the last 4 years! $13.50

Stir fried egg noodles with teriyaki chicken pieces, vegetables and traditional sweet vegetable sauce

Soup Miso soup $3.00 Bonito soup (seafood stock soup) $2.50

Tuna sashimi (raw tuna)

Quality raw tuna sashimi with wasabi and soy sauce


Rice meals



Vegetable fried rice


Tuna carpaccio


Teriyaki chicken fried rice


Agedashi tofu


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Deep fried dumplings with sweet and sour soy sauce. Tastes like meat but it’s vegetables! Good healthy option for you too

Soy sauce and chicken stock based pan fried rice with eggs, leek, carrot and sweet corns


Soy sauce based fried rice with teriyaki chicken, leek, carrots and eggs


Japanese traditional seafood round pan cakes with bonito, mayonnaise and sweet vegetable sauce

Fresh tuna marinated with garlic olive oil and parmesan cheese

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24 APril 2013

PaRking offiCER - PaRt-timE

ExPERiEnCE mid C antERbURy

UPComing PUbliC mEEtingS

We are looking for a motivated individual with great time management skills to join our team working 20 hours each week, alternating between the morning and afternoon shift. You will play a pivotal role ensuring high accessibility to our CBD by enforcing relevant legislations and by-laws in a fair and equitable manner.

board members

april / may 2013 All meetings are open to the public unless specified and residents are welcome to attend.

Strong communication and customer service skills are essential in this public role; you’ll also need to be fit and able to be on your feet each day. When you’re not on the pavement you’ll be in the office following up on parking related administration so computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office is essential.

Experience Mid Canterbury is responsible for marketing the Ashburton district as a great visitor destination, operating i-Sites in Ashburton and Methven and working with our local tourism sector to ensure it continues be a success. A new board is being appointed as part of a change in governance to a council controlled organisation. The board will be provided with clear direction in terms of performance objectives for the organisation and will be encouraged to look for new and innovative approaches to achieve these objectives.

To find out more information go to our website to read the position description, then apply online. applications Close 28th April 2013.

We are looking for talented, skilled people to join the board and drive Experience Mid Canterbury forward, ensuring it delivers outstanding service and value for money for Council and the community.

ClE an HE at libR aRy SESSion

This is a rare opportunity to show your commitment to our district by using your expertise in one or more of the following fields; tourism, leadership, strategic planning, governance, finance or marketing at a board level.

The Ashburton District Council would like to invite Ashburton Residents to a public information session about the Clean Heat Ashburton Programme. This will be held at the Ashburton Public Library between 11.00am and 1pm on the following dates: • Thursday 18 April • Thursday 2 May, Thursday 16 May, Thursday 30 May A representative will be available on site to offer advice, provide guidance and answer any questions that you have relating to Clean Heat Ashburton and the funding that is available to home owners who live within the Ashburton Clean Air Zone. For further information visit or call (03) 307 7700. Together – Let’s clean up our air

For more information on what it takes to be a member of the Experience Mid Canterbury board and for an application pack please go to: Ashburton District Council website – To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Sarah Mosley, Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740 or Applications close Monday 6 May.

WE aRE RE ViEWing oUR libR aRy oPEning HoURS The Ashburton Public Library is reviewing our opening hours so we can improve our services to the community. It is important to us that any changes in opening hours are on the right days and times. It is always a challenge balancing staffing resources and hours but we want to get it right. You can help us by telling us when you make best use of the library.

R WADE, Regulatory Manager

dR af t RESERVE managEmEnt Pl an foR tHE a SHbURton domain and gaRdEnS

If you would like to provide feedback please :

Ashburton District Council advises that the draft Reserve Management Plan for the Ashburton Domain and Gardens is available for community consultation from Saturday 6 April 2013. The draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared in accordance with section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977. The purpose of the Plan, as outlined in the Act, is to provide for and ensure the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, preservation and appropriate development of the Domain. Council invites any people or organisations with an interest in the Plan to provide suggestions or objections by 7 June 2013. Copies of the draft Reserve Management Plan for the Ashburton Domain and Gardens and a submission form are available from the Council website www.ashburtondc.govt or from the Council offices at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

• complete the questionnaire on the Ashburton District Council website; or • print a copy of the questionnaire from the Ashburton District Council website and either post or hand deliver to the Ashburton Public Library, 180 Havelock Street, Ashburton 7700; or • collect and complete the questionnaire at the Ashburton Public Library J WatSon, district librarian

Wednesday 24 april Environmental Services Committee – 1.30 pm Extraordinary Council Meeting – to follow Committee meeting thursday 2 may Finance & Community Services Committee – 1.30 pm thursday 16 may Council Meeting – 1.30 pm monday 20 may Methven Community Board – 1.30 pm thursday 30 may Draft 2013/14 Annual Plan Submission Hearings – 9.30 am Operations Committee – 1.30 pm friday 31 may Continuation of Draft 2013/14 Annual Plan Submission Hearings – 9.30 am Council and committee meetings are held in the Council Chamber, Ashburton District Council offices, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Methven Community Board meetings are held in the meeting room of the Methven Heritage Centre, Main Street, Methven. b lEStER, Chief Executive

dR af t tR a dE Wa StES byl aW Ashburton District Council adopted the draft Trade Wastes Bylaw on 4th April 2013. The draft Bylaw identifies and sets out Council’s requirements for Trade Wastes activities in the district. The draft Trade Wastes Bylaw is now open for public comment and feedback, and Council wants to know what you think of what is proposed. The Bylaw is open for submission until 5.00pm Friday 7th June 2013. Copies of the summary and full draft Trade Wastes Bylaws and submission forms will be available from Saturday 6th April 2013 on Council’s website, or from the following locations – • • • •

REfUSE and REC yCling anZ aC day aRR angEmEntS 2013

If you would like a copy sent out to you please phone the Council Office on (03) 307 7700

Submissions should be addressed to ‘Reserve Management Plan – Submission’ and posted to Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7700, or may be delivered to the Council’s offices at 5 Baring Square West, or emailed to

Resource Recovery Parks

b lEStER, Chief Executive

kerbside Collection

Roa d SafEt y C alEndaR ComPEtition

Kerbside refuse and recyclables programmed for collection on Thursday 25th April in Allenton (Christchurch side of Harrison Street, West Street, Farm Road to north east of town boundary) will be collected on Friday 26th April 2013.

The Ashburton and Rakaia Resource Recovery Parks will be closed on Thursday 25th April 2013.

There are no changes to any other collections.

HaVE yoUR Say – a SHbURton diStRiC t CoUnCil dR af t annUal Pl an 2013/14 The Ashburton District Council adopted its draft Annual Plan for 2013/14 on 4 April 2013. The draft Annual Plan details Council’s proposed work programme and budget for the coming year and outlines the level of funding required from rates. The draft Annual Plan 2013/14 is now available for feedback from the community, and Council wants to know what you think. Copies of the full draft Annual Plan 2013/14, summary and submission form are available on Council’s website or from the following locations:

R RoUSE, operations manager

• • • • • • •

StoCk WatER - R aCE maintEnanCE We want your artwork in our road safety calendar! Design a picture with a “safe speed” safety message and you have a chance of being in the road safety calendar for 2014! Visit the Road Safety page of the Ashburton District Council website for more details or contact Rachael Chapman, Road Safety Coordinator at rachael.

Council wishes to remind stockwater customers that races are to be kept clean with water flowing at all times. Throughout the year, Council water rangers closely monitor the standard of race maintenance in the network.

Submissions on the draft Annual Plan 2013/14 will be received until 5pm, 10 May 2013.

Please attend to any requests from ranger staff to clean races in a timely way. Bylaw Enforcement Notices may be issued for races that do not comply maintenance requirements of the Stockwater Bylaw.

t V takEbaCk PRogR ammE

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that, for the purpose of ANZAC Day Ceremonies, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) for the period indicated hereunder: Roads to be Closed: HAVELOCK STREET, from Park Street to East Street, Ashburton BARING SQUARE WEST, from Havelock Street to Cameron Street, Ashburton STATE HIGHWAY 1 (WEST ST) from Burnett Street to Wills Street, Ashburton CAMERON STREET, From West Street to Park Street, Ashburton

Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton Ashburton Public Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton Rakaia Mobil, State Highway 1, Rakaia Mount Somers General Store, Pattons Road, Mount Somers Hinds on the Spot, Peters Street, Hinds Methven i-SITE, Main Street, Methven Mayfield Udder Dairy, SH 72, Mayfield

This also a reminder that any tree/hedge or gorse trimmings that fall into a stockwater race, are to be removed immediately after trimming has occurred.

The responsibility for maintenance is as follows-:

CloSURE of Roa dS to oRdinaRy VEHiCUl aR tR affiC

Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Sqaure West, Ashburton Ashburton Public Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton Methven i-SITE, 160 Main Street, Methven Rakaia Mobil, Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia

For “local” stockwater races on private property or on the property road frontage, these are responsibility of the relevant property owner. • For “main” stockwater races and road crossings, these are the responsibility of Council. If in doubt as to the status of a race on your property please contact Council Customer Services on 307 7700.

The Ashburton District Council is participating in the Ministry for the Environment’s TV TakeBack program. For a limited time a subsidised fee of $5 will be charged to drop off your old televisions at the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park only. The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park is located on Range Road, Ashburton and is open: Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

8 am – 5 pm 9 am – 5 pm 1 pm – 5 pm

Further information about the nationwide TV TakeBack programme is available at

Period of Closure: 6.00 am until 8.30 am and 10.00 am until 12.30 pm on Thursday 25 April 2013

a SHbURton CEmEtERy Ex tEnSion PRoPoSal

Detours will be available on adjacent streets and will be signposted.

Ashburton District Council is planning to extend the Ashburton cemetery to provide for our burial and remembrance needs for the next 80 years.

It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. Brian Lester Chief Executive Ashburton District Council

The proposed plans are available for community feedback and submissions. You can view the plans at Ashburton District Council offices or go to Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 10 May 2013.

Colin Knaggs State Highway Manager NZ Transport Agency, Christchurch

5 Baring Square West, Ashburton 7700 PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740 P (03) 307 7700 E



FOR SALE. King bed Sleepyhead Hardly used, $550. F&P Smartdrive top washer, $220. 3 Seater Couch converts Queen bed, $360. Low Boy 9 drawers plus mirror, $100. Computer Desk, $40. TV cabinet FOR SALE 900mm wide. Glass Doors, $120. Reel Mower Front catcher, $275. All offers CONTAINERS for sale or considered, Ph 307 8026. hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. – Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772. ASHBURTON LAW - Peter Ragg. Fully operational. Text Peter to 8808 or phone 027 281 4686, email:

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

FOR SALE GET set for Mother's Day (May 12) with a fantastic gift from The China Shop. We have an excellent selection to suit all budgets and gift wrapping is included. You will find us in The Arcade. ‘GOOD GRIPS’ kitchen utensils. Peelers, tin and jar openers. 18 pieces designed for the British Arthritic society, Kitchen Kapers, The Arcade

FOR SALE WINDOW Sale - great savings of 30% to 70% on cookware, cutlery, tableware and gifts. Now on in The Arcade windows at Kitchen Kapers. WOODWICK candles - the best candles in the world! Why Woodwick? They have an impressive burn time. Wooden wick, soy wax and unique scents. New range of fragrances instore now. The China Shop The Arcade.



PEASTRAW for sale. Good quality, weed free. $4 per bale pick-up, $4.50 delivered Ashburton. Phone 022-1391654.

FUNCTION / party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open MonMOTORING Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday WHEEL Alignments at great 8am - 12.30pm. Ph: 308prices. Maximise the life of 8061, A/h: 308-7460, your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. – Phone 308-6737.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900


1600 STORE lambs, approx 31kg LW, mixed sex, black face x bred and ½ bred. Phone Central Otago 027 420 0008.

LOST, FOUND LOST R 80 rugby gear bag full of clothing, 2 pair rugby boots, running shoes. Taken outside Braided Rivers restaurant Sat night. Return would be greatly appreciated. A reward will be offered. Please call James on 307-6014.



HORTICULTURE Training. Vegetable Production Includes organics, composting, soil, nutrition, large and small scale. Supplement your income, change your lifestyle. Other course options available. Phone 03-308-7870.

WORK WANTED by physically fit male experienced in all aspects of dairy farm work, tractor driving, fencing and general farm duties, has own transport. Phone Tony 022 620 3710.

BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby RURAL TRADING POST calves, horse and all farm RURAL TRADING POST animals. We also sell pet SAM-SPRAYER: 2006, self food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-322- TO GIVE away silage tyres propelled, good condition. Phone 0274-517-176. Ph 03 302 4717. 7626.

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900


WEB ID AU27749 WESTSIDE 9 Alford Forest Road A spacious attractive villa on a large section. Four bedrooms, open plan living area with modernised decor, kitchen and two bathrooms. Excellent double garaging with workshop space.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WEB ID AU27549 TINWALD 128 Melcombe Street Wonderful family home. Updated bathroom and kitchen with spacious living areas is just the start. Heat pump, log burner and HRV will ensure this home creates a warm atmosphere for the kids.

Classifieds VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 10.30 - 11.15am







4/46 Peter Street Two Bedrooms Web ID AS506 $280 per week


References required

The following services have been arranged and all citizens of the Ashburton County are invited to attend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6.30am DAWN SERVICE

Dawn Service at the Cenotaph Baring Square West. Service conducted by Captain John Stone of the Salvation Army.


Service conducted by Captain John Stone. R.S.A. Members assemble at north end of Service Personnel plot 8.45am.


Cenotaph Baring Square West Service conducted by: Rev David Brown. Guest Speakers: Ashburton College Head Girl and Head Boy; Finau Fakapelea and Kane Olsen. NZRSA Speech Contest Competitior; Ryan Strijbis. Limited seating available for elderly citizens. 150 seats reserved for Returned/ Service personnel. Ex Service personnel, also other groups: Scouts, Guides etc. assemble at the corner of Havelock and Park Streets by 10.45am. Dress for all services, mufti and medals. Courtesy van available, phone 308-7175.


Service at Hinds Hall at 10am. Speaker: Rev. Rob Davison. Speaker: Mr John Creighton. Ex Service personnel and Scout and Guides assemble at Scout Den at 9.45am.


Service at Mayfield Memorial Hall at 10am. Parade to assemble at Mayfield Tavern car park at 9.45am. Minister: Rev Bryan Gilmore. Speaker: Michael Hanrahan. Silver Band in attendance. Morning tea to follow, a plate would be appreciated. Mayfield Anzac Golf Tournament 12.30pm for a 1pm start.


Assemble at the Memorial Arch on McDonald Street at 9.50am. Service at Mt Hutt Memorial Hall at 10.00am. Speaker: Mr John Schreurs. Service conducted by Rev. Pat Kennedy. Morning tea in the supper room of the Memorial Hall. All Methven residents welcome. Dress for all services mufti and medals. MEETINGS, EVENTS

HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING, UV, heat, privacy etc. Vehicles - Homes Commercial. Phone your only local applicator Craig Rogers 307-6347, member of Master Tinters NZ.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

Autumn Sale 25% Off ALL STOCK/ POTS

Phone 308 9950

Grahams Road, Tinwald

East Street, Phone 307 0456


Sale 90% Of Stock Is Less Than $10! Everything must go by the end of April


Sat, April 27 – One day only! 10am – 4pm Framed & unframed art, craft, books & magazines. Surplus art materials & equipment, picture frames and many more interesting items

At The Short Street Studio

Enquiries phone Ngaio 308 4533 or Lyndsay 302 3898

To promote your business in any of the Ashburton Guardian products, call me now



021 662 884 03 307 7976 03 307 7981 Level 3, 161 Burnett Street Ashburton



ME YOURS217 West Street Licensed REAA 2008

Telephone 03 307 9176 217 West$225,000 Street 03 307 9176

WEB ID AU27928

WEB ID AU28249

WESTSIDE $258,000 VILLA LOVERS JUST FOR YOU! SMALL HOME, SECTION SELDOM OFFEREDEASTSIDE IN TOWN $275,000 LARGE 14 Wakanui Road 53 Elizabeth Street ID AU27749 Be impressed with theWEB presentation WESTSIDE and enjoy the lovely character and 9 Alfordthis Forest Road warmth home has to offer. Recently renovated A spacious attractiveand villaredecorated on a large to a very high including section. Fourstandard bedrooms, open plan aluminium windows, gas hot water living area with modernised decor, and heating and bathrooms. replacementExcellent of the kitchen and two roof. double garaging with workshop space. View By Appointment VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 10.30 - 11.15am


VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am


OFFERS OVER $299,0002 DECOR T...



125 William Street OPEN HOME

WEB ID AU27549 A sunny and warm North facing front TINWALD unit with easy care grounds. This two 128 Melcombe bedroom unit hasStreet been well cared for since new and nowhome. offered to the Wonderful family Updated market for and the first time.with A handy bathroom kitchen spacious Allenton location close to the Domain living areas is just the start. Heat pump, and Hospital. log burner and HRV will ensure this homeBycreates a warm atmosphere for View Appointment the kids. 2

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WEB ID AU28267

$289,500 DREAM HOME

WEB ID AU28283

This freshly redecorated three bedroom Deadline Sale WEB AU30171 WESTSIDE home is close in on theID eastside of Russell Avenue EASTSIDE 35 Leeston Street 2Ashburton, handy to the post office, Countdown, park factor and central Packed withaltered wow in the bracket 4 Attractive bungalow home that has been Ashburton. All three bedrooms are you can afford, this inviting permanent over time. Attached double garaging with spacious andseparate sunny and have large material home is well positioned on an built in wardrobes. bedroom. Large workshop plus implement shed.section. A beautiful established 646m2

1 3 1 1 2


OFFERS OVER $265,000


WEB ID AU28278

Deadline Sale 6/5 WESTSIDE WEB ID AU30170 View By Appointment 41 Galbraith Street EASTSIDE 47 Aitken Street This home has undergone an amazing 4 Extra large townhouse with everything needed to transformation. Freshly painted inside, make living easy (nearly 200sqm of house new carpet and and drapes, upgraded garage here). Four generous sizedbathroom bedrooms. Very new kitchen. and gorgeous new and sunny open plan This home is ideal as a first family Viewkitchen By Appointment pleasant open plan living with stacker doors to smart 2 living spaces will appeal to families.3 3 home or investment property. outdoor area, just perfect for relaxing. Deadline Sale closing Monday 13th May at 4pm. VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 10.15 - 10.45am VIEW Wednesday 24 Apr 12.30 - 1.30pm 1 VIEW Wednesday 24 Apr 12.30 - 1.15pm NEW LISTING



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WEB ID AU27928

14 Wakanui Road TRADES, SERVICES Be impressed with the presentation

and enjoy the lovely character and warmth this home has to offer. Recently renovated and redecorated to a very high standard including aluminium windows, gas hot water and heating and replacement of the roof.



View By Appointment

NoNEW DECOR T... FRESH open home

The position is permanent and salaried one. A mechanically-minded individual with experience may also be given consideration for an apprenticeship. Our ideal applicant will be: • • • • • • •

A team player Versatile and flexible Willing to learn and develop Competent in diagnosing and problem-solving Competent in planned and preventative maintenance An excellent communicator Organised in your work habits.

Enquiries may be made to the HR Recruitment Manager, Sharon McDonald OR the Engineering Manager, John Corcoran on (03) 302 7699. If you want to make a difference in a growing company, please apply online at or post applications to The HR Manager, CMP Canterbury Ltd, PO Box 101, Ashburton.

WESTSIDE 53 Elizabeth Street A sunny and warm North facing front unit with easy care grounds. This two bedroom unit has been well cared for since new and now offered to the market for the first time. A handy Allenton location close to the Domain and Hospital.

Applications close 5 May 2013.








View By Appointment

The Front Store Engineering Supplies operates five engineering supplies branches throughout the South Island and is owned by Timaru based engineering company Wallace and Cooper Ltd.




34 Robinson Street Riverside Industrial Park Ashburton


14 Trellech Place

• Hostess kitchen, dining-living • Separate formal lounge • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms • Double garage, garden sheds and off street parking • 840m2 landscaped private secluded section

Vendor Expectations Offers Over $470,000 Set Sale closes 3pm, 9 May 2013 Prior offers considered Open Home: Sat 27 April 2013 11am – 12noon

Vince Carr B 03 307 8714 m 027 434 6634 ID: ASH2342653


PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008

Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian 307 7900 for all your classified requirements.


9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 9.45am. ASHBURTON PROBUS LADIES. Social event, Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 10.30am. ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. Design a dragon, Children’s Library, Havelock Street. 12noon - 3pm. ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community House, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Rd. 1.15pm. TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Cards “500� R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Meeting, Enquiries to Faye 308-1852, all welcome. Mackenzie Centre, Kermode Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Results Photojournalism. Entries, landscape, field trip images. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - APRIL 25 Anzac Day 9.00am-4.00pm.

CMP is a technically advanced processing facility with state-of-the-art equipment, providing ample opportunity for individual growth and genuine career development.



Former All Blacks Physio ACC provider

The successful applicant will be part of a strong engineering team, with a passion for excellence while maintaining and developing our assets for the future.


View By Appointment

Contact: Paul Annear

We have an amazing opportunity for a motivated, self-starter looking for a maintenance fitter role. This position is based at our Ashburton plant and will report to the Engineering supervisor.

View By Appointment

WEB ID AU28267 EASTSIDE 125 William Street This freshly redecorated three bedroom home is close in on the eastside of Ashburton, handy to the post office, Countdown, park and central Ashburton. All three bedrooms are spacious and sunny and have large built in wardrobes.

Injured/Need Help

CMP Canterbury Ltd, is a leading NZ meat exporter and part of the ANZCO Foods group.

WEB ID AU28249




Maintenance Fitter



Ph 307-0560 306 Havelock St, Ashburton

Rodney & Pam Williams


Hastings Ltd under the Real Estate OVER Agents 2008 McLeod Ltd 217 Act West Street 03 307 9176 Hastings OFFERS $268,000 XMASMcLeod WONDER MAKE



Licensed Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed REAA 2008


Mon, Wed, Sat – 10am - 2pm


VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 10.15 - 10.45am


Open Anzac afternoon

Opening Sat, April 27, 2013 , 10am Continuing for five weeks


VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am Phone 308 6415

Autumn Show

April 25, 2013


• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302

Ashburton Society of Arts


WEB ID AU28278 WESTSIDE 41 Galbraith Street This home has undergone an amazing transformation. Freshly painted inside, new carpet and drapes, upgraded bathroom and gorgeous new kitchen. This home is ideal as a first family home or investment property.



landscape supplies

OFFERS OVER $265,000

WESTSIDE 2 Russell Avenue Packed with wow factor in the bracket you can afford, this inviting permanent material home is well positioned on an established 646m2 section. A beautiful new kitchen and sunny open plan living spaces will appeal to families.


To advertise here call 307-7900 or email


Better in Blue


$289,500 DREAM HOME



Rakaia ANZAC Parade Followed by service in the Community Centre. All welcome.

Alana 0274 736 825 Michelle 027 77 66 497



4 Hakatere Drive Three / Four Bedrooms Web ID AS498 $320 per week 283 Tancred Street Two Bedrooms Web ID AS505 $300 per week



WEB ID AU28283

AVAILABLE rEntALs 15 Ludlow Drive Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms Web ID AS491 $420 per week




VIEW Saturday 22 Dec 11.00 - 11.30am

ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 11.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 1.00pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon new and old members welcome. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, creek Road. Some activities may not be running due to public holiday

Wanted the right person for the job

To promote your business in any of the Ashburton Guardian products, call me now


The Front Store has a proud history of providing quality engineering products to the farming and business communities throughout the South Island and prides itself on being 100% New Zealand owned and operated. This is a challenging and stimulating role in an established team providing the highest levels of product quality and service in the Ashburton area. An opportunity has come up for a Sales Representative based in our Ashburton branch. THE POSITION Reporting directly to the Ashburton Branch Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining and expanding this large customer base. The position requires the ability to translate technically complex information, providing solutions to customer enquiries and also contribute to the day to day operations of the branch. Duties will include calling on customers focused on growing business across both new and existing within the territory and actively pursuing new business via cold calling and targeting marketing campaigns. THE APPLICANT We require a dynamic individual who has previous experience in a sales related role with a proven record of achieving sales targets and business growth. Experience in the engineering or mechanical industry is desirable but not essential. Written applications marked ‘Confidential’ including CV, should be addressed to:



03 307 7975 021 892 425

Sales Representative C/- Andrew Teale The Front Store P.O. Box 435, Timaru Email: Applications close 30th April 2013

MERCHANDISER 30hrs per week Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy to join the Merchandising team. This position is for 30 hours per week, 6 hours per day. Hours could be flexible to suit the successful candidate. This person will be responsible for all the promotion aisles, end caps and foyer. The role will cover the Mitre 10 bulk merchandising requirements to ensure product is placed and ticketed correctly. This successful person for this position will require the following: • Good merchandising skills • Be able to lift as heavy lifting will be involved • Basic computer skills required • Able to work as a team • Able to work unsupervised, and good planning skills to meet deadlines • Eye for detail This position offers great job satisfaction and fantastic staff buying privileges.

Place your job ads with our experienced team Deadline 2pm prior publication day

Please email your c.v. along with a covering letter to: Hr.ashburton@mitre or post to: Lyn Church, Human Resources, Mitre 10 MEGA, P.O.Box 35, Ashburton 7740. All applications remain confidential and close on Wednesday 1st May 2013.

Ashburton College ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

Ashburton College girls’ 1st XI Football Expressions of interest are invited for a Girls’ Football Coach. This will involve three College Sports Exchanges and two tournaments (one day and four days) in 2013. Please email expressions of interest to: Ashburton College, via by Wednesday 01 May 2013

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

Seed Industry Our company located in Ashburton is a substantial producer and exporter of vegetable seeds world-wide. This position would best suit a person experienced in the seed industry, although that should not preclude others from applying. There is huge potential to increase our already substantial share of this exciting and expanding business of production and exporting of seeds. The applicant will be expected to: • Assist with logistics in arranging production, processing and exports. • Have a basic knowledge or understanding of accounts. • Be a team player as they will be joining and existing dedicated group. • Understand that as exporting is a major part of our business the applicant will need to have some experience in this field or be prepared to apply themselves to this major area of our business. • Be prepared to assist in any activities together with other staff that will be of benefit to the company. • Locate at or nearby Ashburton. • Have permanent residency in New Zealand. Rewards: • Becoming a part of an expanding and rewarding business. • The future may bring the opportunity for international travel as the business continues to expand. • Remuneration and benefits will be attractive for the right person. If you are looking for an experience to enjoy and establish your future, please apply in confidence by sending your CV with a cover letter, no later than the 3rd May 2013 to:

The Manager Smith Seeds Ltd. P.O. Box 358, Ashburton 7740 Or email to: Our website can be accessed at –

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, April 24, 2013



To advertise here call 307-7900 or email

Ashburton Milking Systems Ltd build and install the dairy industry’s leading rotary platforms and milking systems in the Mid and South Canterbury areas. The company now seeks a Dairy Systems Technician in Ashburton to provide service support to customer milking systems operations. You will, after being trained in our systems: • Solve milking systems failures and troubleshoot problems independently • Conduct routine preventative maintenance • Assist with system installations • Advise clients on the appropriate use of equipment There is an on call roster for after hours. To be successful in this role, you must have: • An engineering/mechanical background • Some farming background or experience (ideally dairy) • Experience installing hardware/software and assessing problems • Great verbal communication, time management and customer service skills • A valid New Zealand Drivers’ License.

Due to the continued growth in irrigation development in Canterbury, and with our Reinke centre pivot sales increasing, we have three vacancies for energetic people to be part of our centre pivot and lateral spanning crew within our organisation • Fit active people • Full drivers licence • Can work overtime – including Saturdays when required • Be capable of operating equipment – cranes, diggers, telehandlers etc • Be good thinkers who can learn tasks quickly • Be self motivated with good communication skills • Team players

Yard Person We require staff for our Ashburton yard that enjoy working outside and have a good level of physical fitness.

Must have at least 6 months experience in the Japanese food industry, have both English and Japanese conversation skills Contact: AQUA Japanese Restaurant 03 302-9010 for more information

We require a truck driver to start immediately in our busy contracting team.

Guardian Classifieds

If you are interested in working with a highly organised team that offers up to date equipment and great work conditions please apply by contacting Leigh Chalmers at Winslow Contracting: 03 307 6974 or

Phone 307 7900

Truck Driver Required

Must have Class 5 License and confidence to operate other machinery such as telehandler loaders. Applicant must be adaptable to all situations, have a broad range of skills and be prepared to work long hours during the harvest season.

The successful applicants will be self motivated and work well in a team. Enquiries to 027 222 3319. Please apply to: Mark Great Southern Group 143 Alford Forest Road

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900



tV1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Good Morning. Join host Jeanette Thomas as she brings you the latest fashion, celebrity guests, showbiz gossip, top chefs and music. 10.00 Ellen. (G, R) 11.00 Cowboy Builders. (G) 12.00 ONE News. (T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Robbie storms out, Jai brings a poorly Noah into the factory, and Declan’s annoyed when Nicola calls in sick. 1.30 Come Dine With Me. (PGR) 2.00 Cookery School. (G, R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. (G) With guest Julia Louis-Dreyfus. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T)


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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) Fair Go. (T) Border Security. (G, R, T) 24 Hours In A&E. (AO, T) Fifty-year-old builder Jim arrives in A&E screaming in agony, 83-year-old James has a cyst on his knee. Thelma’s Gypsy Girls. (Final, AO, T) It’s time for Thelma to make her choice and select two of the apprentices for a fulltime job. ONE News Tonight. (T) Person Of Interest. (AO, R, T)

12.00 Attitude. (R, T) 12.40 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.10 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)

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ACROSS 1. Aphoristic (11) 9. Peculiar (3) 10. Caustic (9) 11. Shabby (5) 13. Non-professional (7) 14. Quit (6) 16. Individual (6) 18. Trust (7) 19. Divide (5) 20. Being (9) 21. Fur wrap (3) 22. Swift (5,2,4)


DOWN 2. Finish (3) 3. Sticky (5) 4. Ordinary (6) 5. Place apart (7) 6. Worldwide (9) 7. Built (11) 8. Deterioration (4,3,4) 12. Vital (9) 15. Cartilage (7) 17. Shed (4-2) 19. Bundle (5) 21. Jeer (3)

DOWN 1. Grant (7) 2. Scorn (7) 3. Gasoline (6) 5. Paraffin (8) 6. Affectionate (6) 7. Disobedient (6) 13. Hindrance (8) 14. Eyeglass (7) 15. Defame (7) 16. Soak (6) 17. Leave (6) 19. Shared (6)

4. Expert (7) 8. Rough (6) 9. Valour (7) 10. Splendid (6) 11. Unmarried (6) 12. Reveal (8) 18. False (8) 20. Stop (6) 21. Levy (6) 22. Babyhood (7) 23. Loads (6) 24. Smash (7)



Across: 1 Brag; 3 Artistic; 9 Chilled; 10 Twice; 11 Disintegrate; 13 Outwit; 15 Border; 17 Orthographic; 20 Arise; 21 Apostle; 22 Meditate; 23 Alas. Down: 1 Back door; 2 Amiss; 4 Redden; 5 Interrogator; 6 Twisted; 7 Chef; 8 Blandishment; 12 Proceeds; 14 Tarried; 16 Aghast; 18 Hotel; 19 Maim.

Across: 1 Sententious; 9 Odd; 10 Corrosive; 11 Seed 13 Amateur; 14 Resign; 16 Person; 18 Confide; 19 Spl 20 Existence; 21 Boa; 22 Fleet of foot. Down: 2 End; 3 Tacky; 4 Normal; 5 Isolate; 6 Universa 7 Constructed; 8 Wear and tear; 12 Essential; 15 Gristl 17 Lean-to; 19 Sheaf; 21 Boo.

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Movie Greats, 4.45pm Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice) gets the opening just right with the Wham!-style ’80s music video. Hugh Grant (below right) plays has-been pop star Alex Hunter, who is roped in to pen a bump-and-grind tune for Cora Corman (Haley Bennett). Fortunately for Alex, who can’t write a hit to save his life, his “plant waterer” (Drew Barrymore) is a bit of a poet. A fun romantic comedy.

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6.45 Circle Of Friends. (1995, M) Minnie Driver, Chris O’Donnell. 8.25 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (2001, M) Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight. 10.05 Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties. (2005, G) Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 11.25 Assault On Precinct 13. (2005, 16) Ethan Hawke. 1.15 The Omen. (1976, 16) Gregory Peck, Lee Remick. 3.05 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (2001, M) Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight. 4.45 Music And Lyrics. (2007, PG) Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore. 6.30 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. (1998, 18) Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro. An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. 1998. 8.30 Kiss Of The Dragon. (2000, 18) Jet Li, Bridget Fonda. 10.10 Closer. (2004, 16) Julia Roberts, Jude Law. 11.55 Biography: Mel Gibson. (2008, PG). 12.45 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. (1998, 18) Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro. 2.40 Kiss Of The Dragon. (2000, 18) Jet Li, Bridget Fonda. 4.15 Biography: Mel Gibson. (2008, PG). 5.05 Music And Lyrics. (2007, PG) Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore.

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love it when overseas visitors who are interested in wheels and wings are quite blown away with the treasures we have in our district. Like the Spring Lynne motorcycle collection, Bruce McIlroy’s Bentley garage and the Air, Plains and Vintage Car Club museums! OK most of the time it seems these are blokes-only interests, so there’s likely to be a need to placate those of the opposite sex with a diversonary trip the next day. Preferably, from said blokes’ point of view, to somwhere offering great scenery and food, but with decidedly limited opportunities for retail therapy in galleries/art studios. Like the cafe at Mt Potts! And what better to do all this in than a very neat looking SUV, like Kia’s midsized Sportage diesel with its higher ride height and vision, together with back-road suited ground clearance and on-demand AWD. Because of the influence of design guru Peter Schreyer Kias now have

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The collective we, Canadian visitor passengers included, enjoyed our time with the Sportage diesel. For us it proved to be a neat combination of form and function with its definitely snazzy styling, excellent, comfortable furnishings, enthusiastic but frugal diesel and smart drive system.

a subtly different but acceptably desirable style, including a signature “tiger” grille. The top of the line 2.0 turbo-diesel LTD version, driven, has 18 inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and chrome highlights. It has a solid, well built feel and costs $52,240 (plus on road costs). That’s $5000 more than the similarly specced 2.4 litre petrol Sportage LTD. In keeping with this really stylish exterior, the cabin is tastefully smart with an attractive, easy to look at and use dash. This has nice contours and houses, a high placed, six-CD, sevenspeaker sound system, and clear, white numbered dials. These when adding in the quality feeling steering wheel, the large leather clad seats (front ones have quick acting heaters), key-less entry, rain-sensing wipers, dual zone climate control, privacy glass and a reversing camera all give the Sportage an invitingly quality feel.

2.0 litre diesel AWD Kia Sportage LTD RRP: $52,240 plus ORCs. (other Sportages start from $34,240). Safety : Five stars - six air bags. Engine: four cylinder, 2litre turbodiesel, 135kW/400Nm Transmission: 6 speed auto AWD Stated Economy: 7.5L/100ks Warranty: 5-year/100,000km.

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Then with plenty of legroom for both the driver (whose seat has lots of adjustment to get the desired driving position) and for the front passenger its a case of lets get on the road! There’s clear views to the front and sides, although the sloping roof and smallish back window means the reversing camera (on the left side of the rear-view mirror) and parking sensors are definitely helpful. And the two passengers in the back seats certainly are happy with their shapely pews and commented favourably on legroom and foot-space. These rear seats split and fold quickly and easily to give a flat carrying, convenient rather than large size luggage space, while the wide rear door opens high for easy loading, and there’s a

matching, full-size alloy spare wheel. Wherever we drove, the 2litre diesel was definitely enthusiastic. While it is a tad noisy from cold starts or in the very few times it was ever needed to be worked hard, it proved certainly quiet and refined at cruise. Lining up with135kW and 400Nm of torque between 1800 and 2500 rpm it pulls very strongly, just where you need it to for just about every type of day to day driving. As well it races away from a standing start, without any noticeable turbo lag and gets to 100km/h in 9.5 seconds. Kia say the diesel is rated at 7.5 L/100ks overall.

From this its rather obvious the very decisive, close ratio, six-speed auto matches up very well to the diesel’s torque. I tried the doing my own gear changes and soon decided the auto was best left to do its own thing. Ridewise the Sportage is very easy to live with for its suspension has been specifically tuned for our, well Australasian conditions. So in built-up areas does a very good job of isolating those within from most of our unpredictable road surfaces. But then at the same time, while being sufficiently firm to satisfy most drivers in a series of corners, still proved to be more than acceptably comfortable on

the bumpy Hakatere-Potts Road, where the reassurance of there being lots of grip from the combination of those wide tyres and the quick to act, on demand all-wheel-drive system (which can be locked in) was always appreciated. Meanwhile the stability/traction control system was sometimes keen to remind that it was keeping an eye on things and the steering, which is certainly precise enough in town provides a reasonable amount of feel at speed. From a safety angle all the Sportage models are 5 ANCAP star vehicles thanks to an impressive array of features, including six airbags, and the traction/stability control. There’s also a downhill brake/hillstart control.

Loeb aiming for the sky Swift debut for Swift Maxi Always ready to rise to a fresh challenge, the nine-time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb and Peugeot Sport will contest the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30. The Frenchman will tackle the world’s highest hill climb – which culminates at an altitude of 4301 metres – at the wheel of the 208 T16 Pikes Peak which was specially engineered and built by Peugeot Sport. The event marks the French team’s return to the classic American event after its memorable victories there in 1988 and 1989. The announcement of this ambitious project three weeks ago caused something of a buzz in motorsport circles, and the time has now come for the next phase of this exciting adventure: the unveiling of the machine with which Sébastien Loeb will target victory in Colorado. Although its exterior styling resembles that of the production model, the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak was tailor engineered and designed to meet the specific needs of the famous American event.



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) Mercury, still in your zodiac sign, goes face to face with the Moon in Libra today. The Moon is asking you to be more carefully attuned to the feelings of others. Mercury in Aries, though, can be quite outspoken, impulsive and changeable. If you need to talk about anything sensitive or difficult, it may be best to wait until later today.

The old and the new: Ari Vatanen’s 405 T16 and Sebastien Loeb’s 208 T16.


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Although there is so much goodness fizzing away in your situation, you might just temporarily lack a bit of confidence or feel that you might inadvertently step on people’s toes. Don’t worry. This is not going to last long but it is a small planetary signal just to keep things in balance and keep a bit of private time back for yourself.

That said, Peugeot can count on the considerable experience it gained of the so-called ‘Race to the Clouds’ with the 405 T16 which claimed back-toback victories in 1988 and 1989, in the hands of Ari Vatanen and Robby Unser respectively. Sébastien Loeb counts among those who were struck by the film ‘Climb Dance’ which was produced to commemorate Vatanen’s resounding success.

No punches have been pulled with the 208 T16 Pikes Peak which will compete in the event’s premier ‘Unlimited’ class, a category that allows plenty of freedom on the technical front. The engineers have naturally taken on-board the salient features of this legendary competition, the USA’s oldest after the Indy 500 and a truly unique cocktail because of its incredibly twisty, high-altitude course.

Emma Gilmour’s radical new Suzuki Swift Maxi rally car has completed its first high-speed special stages, leaving both Gilmour and her co-driver Glenn Macneall fizzing at its potential. Following delays with the arrival of key components, Gilmour made a big call on the eve of last weekend’s Otago Rally, electing to withdraw from the competitive component of the event. Instead, she arranged to run the new Vantage Team Suzuki car on the event as one of the official ‘Zero Cars’ as soon as it was ready. Zero Cars run at the front of the field at high speed, with their main task being to alert the public of the imminent arrival of rally cars travelling flat-out. By running in this mode Gilmour photo Euan Cameron was able to debut the car in comEmma Gilmour goes hard out in the new Suzuki Swift Maxi petition conditions without the

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Unfortunately you may be discovering a bit more about certain associates, and some of what you learn may not be particularly palatable. If you are a Twin with very high standards or expectations, in some way or another you could end up being disappointed. Don’t look for too much outside help. Fall back on your own resources at this time.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Your contacts book is probably burgeoning but despite this and the possible offers that arise, you may want to wait until later in the day to make your mind up about anything definitive. You can occasionally have a tendency to see issues through rather more subconscious and emotional lenses, and earlier on this is possible Cancer.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) You might pride yourself, ordinarily, on your clarity of thought and purpose, but today, at least for a few hours, fact may appear stranger than fiction. Because of this, just be extra cautious in your conversations with life’s movers and shakers or the bureaucrats and officials we all encounter. That old adage of first impressions counting still holds true.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Your ruler is briefly opposed by the Moon today. This can ratchet up the intensity in your responses, especially about money or matters of intimacy. Balancing your needs with the needs of another is going to be the challenge. Also, you may feel that your opinion is beyond doubt. This is all very well, but everyone is entitled to their own.

pressure of limited servicing time and an overnight parc ferme where the vehicle is locked away and unable to be touched. Gilmour’s decision turned out to be the correct one, as the new car was only ready to be driven for the first time on the evening of the rally’s ceremonial start. That first drive and quiet driving the following day, revealed a list of tasks to be done before the Swift Maxi was ready for a gentle special stage debut. Working through the task list had Gilmour and her team burning the midnight oil on Saturday night, but with the end reward that the car was ready to take up its Zero Car role on Sunday morning. Driving it in that capacity, Gilmour completed four special stages totalling some 50 kilometres, including well over half at a decent rally pace. “That was enough to make me even more excited than before at the potential of what is an allnew machine,” said Gilmour.

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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) You can have a wonderfully deft touch when it comes to making your point but today you may find your temper is on a shorter fuse than usual. People can irritate you more easily and you may decide to tell them exactly how you feel. Confrontation is possible. When you’re upset, a much feistier side of you can come to the fore and this is possible now.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Your co-ruler Mars is, of course, the planet of war. Today, it is side by side with the Sun in the part of your situation concerned with how you interact with others. Now, this may make it a bit trickier to work in a co-operative or collaborative way. Remember, Mars likes to have its voice heard so you may find yourself being ultra-competitive.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) Whatever you do today, don’t expect oodles of feedback or acknowledgement. Worse, if you put a load of effort in and believe you deserve any, you could find yourself boiling over at the injustice if there is a lack of it. It may be best to narrow your focus and just do the things that you can gain satisfaction from. Avoid those who get on your nerves.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) If there is someone on your radar that you are strongly attracted to, you may decide to let them know. If you use today’s energies wisely, your personality, charisma and drive could make a fantastic impression. The trick is keeping enough of yourself back. If you don’t, it may seem that you’re trying to hurry things along. This may prove counterproductive.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) You have a side that can like your own space. This may come up today, a time when you may be better off controlling your own environment where possible. Even if you share your home with others, try to create some moments for yourself. You probably won’t like anyone making demands on you. Your mood could be a bit up and down.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You may be much more blunt when saying how you feel today. Your ideas can be delivered with greater intensity, even force. This is probably not a great day for getting into a debate about a contentious subject with someone with very different views. What may work well for you is some intense physical exercise. This can help burn off frustration.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, April 24, 2013



• Tourney ‘going ahead’ Organisers of the Ballantine’s Championship have given assurances that this week’s event in South Korea will go ahead after two of its biggest stars withdrew over fears of conflict with North Korea. American Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, and Dustin Johnson, the world No.19, pulled out over “perceived unrest on the Korean peninsula” following weeks of military tensions between Seoul and nuclear-armed Pyongyang. The withdrawal of the American Ryder Cup players deprives the $US2.8 million ($A2.74 million) European Tour and Asian Tour event, starting on Thursday at Blackstone Golf Club near Seoul, of two of its top players. - AFP

SI selection ‘best achievement yet’ Kate Hayman, pictured in action with Georgia Lysaght at the Maadi Cup, will be representing the South Island at Lake Karapiro over the next few days.

Forbury Park TC fields, form, drivers Forbury Park Trotting Club Inc Venue: Forbury Park Meeting Date: 24 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 5.04pm ANYTHING’S POS IT & BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TROT $5000, 2yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 Final Effort (1) fr.............................M Denton 2 Majestic Time (2) fr......................... K Barron 3 80P62 Last Love (3) fr.................................M Jones 4 7 Foreverman (4) fr.......................... R Holmes 5 88528 Sea Spray Ronnie (5) fr......M Williamson (J) 6 64005 Davey’s Gift (6) fr.........................C Ward (J) 7 65753 Flying Buck (7) fr........................... R Jenkins 8 00x56 Chevy Corvette (U1) fr............. N Williamson 9 96Px0 City Courage (U2) fr............ B Williamson (J) 10 080P Mr Majestic (U3) fr...........................J W Cox 2 5.30pm DAVIES HEAT N COOL TROT $5000, 3yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 9x5 Gorilla Playboy (1) fr...........M Williamson (J) 2 6844x Time For Success (2) fr...............C Ward (J) 3 0 Contiki (3) fr...................................B Barclay 4 85803 My Mums Astar (4) fr...................T McMillan 5 Emma’s Man (5) fr.............................. B Butt 6 64037 Speedy Success (6) fr.....................J W Cox 7 44 Monorail (7) fr............................... R Jenkins 8 0 Springfield Blush (8) fr.......................J Dunn 9 00369 Zoogin (U1) fr.................................K Barclay 10 5 Chiodon (U2) fr...................................R May 11 40304 Feather Boyz (U3) fr.......................T Chmiel 3 6.00pm LOCALLY OWNED FUNERAL DIRECTORS F&M MOBILE PACE $5000, 2yo+ f&m non winners mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 90682 Alexis Mary (1) fr..................... S Stewart (J) 2 8x09 AK Forty Seven (2) fr.....................B Barclay 3 58 Highland Reign (3) fr..........M Williamson (J) 4 95860 Mashika (4) fr.....................................J Dunn 5 40430 Real Faith (5) fr........................ N Williamson 6 86596 Three Black (6) fr...........................A Armour 7 5 Pembrook Belle (7) fr........................D Dunn 8 6x Lavra Star fr.................................. Scratched 9 Cracker Three (21) fr.......................M Jones 10 0 Happy Ticker (22) fr............................R May 4 6.30pm CLYDESDALE’S LTD MOBILE PACE $6000, 2yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 3 Flyin Armalight (1) fr........................J W Cox 2 690x Doctors Point (2) fr............................D Dunn 3 250 Uncle Ben (3) fr..............................K Larsen 4 Cavallo Volante (4) fr.......................M Jones 5 0xP Pay Me Operative (5) fr................. M Kerr (J) 6 570 Kawatiri Dawn (6) fr.......................K Barclay 7 30645 Tuscaloosa (7) fr..........................T McMillan

9 31272 John Paul Jones (9) fr.....................K Larsen 10 03021 Arma Courage (21) fr........................D Dunn 7 7.55pm SPROSEN MOTORS HANDICAP TROT $6000, 1 to 5 wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2700m 1 92310 Midnight Music (1) fr.....................B Norman 2 08007 Earls Buller Girl (2) fr.................... N Buchan 3 35558 Andrew Ryan fr............................. Scratched 4 51380 Goodboy Tiger (3) fr............M Williamson (J) 5 64028 Whendaboysliteup (U1) fr..... C Ferguson (J) 6 0215 Sarah Lindenny (U2) fr................C Harrison 7 00704 Evander D Go fr............................ Scratched 8 x1070 Beyond Me (1) 10............... B Williamson (J) 9 06354 Trick Star (2) 10...........................T McMillan 10 61079 The Doctor (U1) 10........................K Barclay 11 75681 Moon Countess (1) 20........................ G Lee 12 34302 Whitney (2) 20...............................B Barclay 13 22190 Westmelton Willie (U1) 20....... N Williamson 14 17556 Not Likely 30................................. Scratched 15 60x79 Sunnivue Impulse 30.................... Scratched 16 82513 Jess Jaccka (1) 40...........................J W Cox 17 26011 King Kenny (U1) 40.......................... D Dunn Emergencies: Andrew Ryan, Evander D Go, Beyond Me 8 8.20pm CUSTOM SIGNS MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 60181 Supabet (1) fr................................ M Kerr (J) 2 81039 Delightful Song (2) fr......................K Barclay 3 05691 Shortys Desire (3) fr..........................A Beck 4 51784 Expressionist (4) fr..............M Williamson (J) 5 0177x Lee Van Cleef (5) fr....................... R Jenkins 6 x0971 Westburn Courage (6) fr.....................R May 7 15400 Belmont Fire (7) fr...........................T Chmiel 8 14416 Arma Legend (8) fr....................... R Holmes 9 8x344 Xmas In New York (9) fr........... N Williamson 10 35030 Hugo Seelster (21) fr.......................... G Lee 11 76308 Graceandtemika (22) fr....................J W Cox 12 148x5 Donegal Chokin (23) fr..................... D Dunn 9 8.50pm FISHERS MEATS HANDICAP PACE $8000, 3 to 6 wins discrhcp pace, stand, 2700m 1 93100 Franco Revel (1) fr..........................T Chmiel 2 0x333 Kid Galahad (2) fr...............................R May 3 10894 Rome’s Burning (3) fr.........................J Dunn 4 08118 Cherokee Charlie (1) 10..................J W Cox 5 00807 Just Rose (1) 20......................... S Ottley (J) 6 41252 Better To Be Bad (U1) 20..............B Barclay 7 6721x Flyin Courage (U2) 20........M Williamson (J) 10 9.16pm RICOH CONSULTING PACE $6000, 3yo+ non winners pace, stand, 2200m Dexter Dunn has the ace draw with 1 23052 Clifton Venture (1) fr.........................J W Cox 2 Comrade (2) fr.................................... B Butt Batini in the last on the card at the For- 3 99 Imaginary Life (3) fr.....................C Harrison bury Trotting Club’s meeting tonight. 4 700x8 Extreme Gift (4) fr.........................B Norman

8 Big Slow (8) fr..................................... B Butt 9 49 Bhappy (9) fr................................. R Jenkins 5 7.00pm RICOH DUNEDIN JUNIOR DRIVERS MBL PACE $5000, 4yo+ 1 to 2 wins mob. pace jun.d, mbl, 2700m 1 39001 The Vicar (1) fr......................... S Golding (J) 2 08808 Augustus Time (2) fr..............J Anderson (J) 3 01970 Maybe Flyin (3) fr.........................J Young (J) 4 05700 Lexington Lad (4) fr.....................M Cross (J) 5 81238 All For D B (5) fr.................. B Williamson (J) 6 4975x Lady Brownhouse (6) fr............. J Trainor (J) 7 60553 Hudson Sully (7) fr................ C Ferguson (J) 8 70090 Share The Joy (8) fr.....................C Ward (J) 9 75194 Occidental (9) fr............................ M Kerr (J) 10 057x3 Chal Fire (21) fr..................M Williamson (J) 11 29650 Gliding Charm (22) fr............... S Stewart (J) 12 45990 Simon Sivad (23) fr........................ K Cox (J) 13 33701 Shortys Delight (24) fr................. S Ottley (J) 14 61 Gamblers Delight (25) fr............M Purvis (J) 6 7.30pm ALHAMBRA UNION RUGBY MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 2416 Quick As I Can (1) fr........................J W Cox 2 50007 I’m Bettor (2) fr.............................. R Jenkins 3 59520 Whyamibettor (3) fr......................... K Barron 4 95248 Washington Express (4) fr..................R May 5 4x090 Ruweisat Ridge (5) fr.................... N Buchan 6 75970 Greshees Angel (6) fr.........M Williamson (J) 7 29047 Gracious Belle (7) fr...................... R Holmes 8 6x351 Angus T Jones (8) fr.......................T Chmiel

5 75700 Manchester Tom (5) fr............M Prendergast 6 606x3 Kirstys Luck (6) fr........................... K Cox (J) 7 Sammy The Bull (7) fr........... C Ferguson (J) 8 0 Smooth Lynda (8) fr...................... R Holmes 9 0854 She’s Got It (9) fr.......................M Purvis (J) 10 388 Arising Easton (10) fr........................D Dunn 11 0x079 Trophy Hunter (11) fr...........M Williamson (J) 12 54087 Bryleigh Star (12) fr................... J Trainor (J) 13 668x5 Red Under Fire (13) fr....................K Barron 11 9.46pm MCCLELLAND REFRIGERATION-FUJITSU SUPPLYS MBL PCE $5000, claimers mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 77748 Barberino (1) fr...............................B Barclay 2 63886 Rolias (2) fr................................. S Ottley (J) 3 775x3 Valhalla (3) fr....................................J W Cox 4 00709 Rome (4) fr............................... N Williamson 5 55845 Del Sur (5) fr....................... B Williamson (J) 6 31084 Winstone P (6) fr...............................D Dunn 7 13616 Cullen’s Finest (7) fr............M Williamson (J) 8 469x7 Fiery Rascal (8) fr...............................R May 9 221x2 Montecrengle (9) fr............................J Dunn 10 P1321 Mullingar Mac (U1) fr.....................A Armour 12 10.16pm MARLOW PIES MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 1Px00 Batini (1) fr........................................D Dunn 2 407x0 Alexy (2) fr..........................M Williamson (J) 3 13837 Shard N Awe (3) fr...........................J W Cox 4 9000x Falcalla (4) fr............................ S Golding (J) 5 76549 Davy Lindenny (5) fr........................... B Butt 6 86451 One And Only (6) fr...........................J Dunn 7 00988 Riverboat Princess (7) fr................B Barclay 8 P1600 Halfmoon Bay (8) fr.............................R May 9 00106 Lurah (9) fr.................................... R Holmes LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS Race 1: Majestic Time, Foreverman, Davey’s Gift, Flying Buck Race 2: Time For Success, Monorail, Chiodon, Gorilla Playboy Race 3: Mashika, Pembrook Belle, Alexis Mary, Happy Ticker Race 4: Uncle Ben, Flyin Armalight, Bhappy, Big Slow Race 5: Chal Fire, All For D B, Hudson Sully, Gamblers Delight Race 6: Quick As I Can, John Paul Jones, Whyamibettor Race 7: King Kenny, Whitney, Jess Jaccka, Westmelton Willie Race 8: Supabet, Delightful Song, Lee Van Cleef Race 9: Cherokee Charlie, Better To Be Bad, Kid Galahad Race 10: Clifton Venture, Kirstys Luck, Smooth Lynda Race 11: Montecrengle, Mullingar Mac, Cullen’s Finest Race 12: Batini, Davy Lindenny, Shard N Awe, Halfmoon Bay

Fields, form, riders for Te Aroha today Racing Te Aroha Venue: Te Aroha Meeting Date: 24 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.30pm (NZT) SUPER LIQUOR TE AROHA MAIDEN 2200 $7000, MDN HWT, 2200m 1 37342 Surpass b (2) 68........................... P Ormsby 2 47733 Cast Iron Jack 68.......................... Scratched 3 00047 Run Em Anyway (5) 68.........M Mitchell (1.5) 4 70x00 Space Oddity h (8) 68...................A Kuru (3) 5 46724 Favourite Girl (6) 66...........K Veenendaal (3) 6 0x62x Potheen (7) 66................................S Phelan 7 80x05 Dixie Run (4) 66..........................C Studd (3) 8 8 Dee I Why (3) 66............................. M Cropp 9 277x9 Rosevale (1) 66.................................S Doyle 2 1.05pm McCONNOCHIES SERVICE STATION R65 2200 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark & JMPS HWT*, 2200m 1 30x73 Zenocoin m (6) 74........................... D Nolan 2 00x51 It’s A Message dm (7) 73......M Mitchell (1.5) 3 5304x Palemo t (4) 72.............................A Kuru (3) 4 00812 West End m (9) 71..........................S Phelan 5 50Px4 Reynards Bro (5) 69..........K Veenendaal (3) 6 256x7 Riviera Star m (2) 68.5...................C Perrett 7 01L0x Generous Type tdm (8) 67.5.......C Studd (3) 8 434x6 Supercharged m (1) 66................. P Ormsby 9 Fx998 Arose tm (3) 65....................... G Walsh (1.5) 10 09540 Fair Script 65................................ Scratched 3 1.40pm BARRY BROWN WINNERS CIRCLE MAIDEN 3YO 1200 $7000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 3372x Travel Wise b (7) 57.5........................ M Hills 2 70540 Canthassleme (12) 57.5..................S Collett 3 8. Sino Heights (4) 57.5...................T Thornton 4 x234x Senatorial (8) 55.5............... R Hutchings (a) 5 3338. Princess Nicole (10) 55.5........ P Turner (a1) 6 473x Answer That (9) 55.5..................M Coleman 7 73x4 Sonata (13) 55.5........................ A Collett (a) 8 x5356 Aluka h (15) 55.5............................. S Spratt 9 9x884 Dynamite Girl (17) 55.5 -

10 Clos De Tart (16) 55.5............... M Cameron 11 996x Mini Bloom (6) 55.5................... M D Plessis 12 Moccona Mist (2) 55.5...................M Tanaka 13 0x Scorching 55.5.............................. Scratched 14 Troia 55.5...................................... Scratched 15 56x8x Domestic Goddess (1) 55.5 16 Royal Tiger (14) 57.5.................... O Bosson 17 Murdoch (5) 57.5 18 Ignishun 55.5................................ Scratched 19 Our Molly Malone (11) 55.5 20 0 Wahoo Dan (3) 57.5 Emergencies: Domestic Goddess, Royal Tiger, Murdoch, Ignishun, Our Molly Malone, Wahoo Dan 4 2.15pm GRAHAM SHARPE (SHARPIE) MAIDEN 1600 $7000, MDN HWT, 1600m 1 0937x Istimagic (6) 68................................ D Nolan 2 78x5 Culto La Vida (5) 68...................... P Ormsby 3 6 Sir Al Syd h (8) 68................M Mitchell (1.5) 4 706 Sir Jack Remington (7) 68..............S Phelan 5 x0x06 Bahhton (11) 68............................A Kuru (3) 6 900x8 C’mon h (10) 68.............................. M Cropp 7 08x08 Hez Cool (2) 68...................... G Walsh (1.5) 8 70x00 Space Oddity h (12) 68................ S Houston 9 74583 Big Bang Baby h (9) 66...................... C Dell 10 566x5 Bunkered (4) 66..............................C Perrett 11 286x6 Cool Reception (3) 66.......................S Doyle 12 3708 Shehad (1) 66....................K Veenendaal (3) 5 2.50pm TE AROHA MEMORIAL R.S.A F&M MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN F&M, 1200m 1 6344x Fullovit (15) 57.5.........................M Coleman 2 2536x She’s Insatiable (10) 57.5.......... M D Plessis 3 57x05 Zabinella (4) 57.5.............................S Collett 4 Flossy The Cat (17) 57.5........... A Collett (a) 5 Miss Nancho Belle h (5) 57.5.. P Turner (a1) 6 Star Embrace (11) 57.5.................M Tanaka 7 9x522 Carolina Island b (14) 57.............. O Bosson 8 23x Our Foxy Lady (8) 57........... R Hutchings (a)

9 3. Ellure (16) 57............................. M Cameron 10 30x Stars Of Jiro (13) 57.......................... M Hills 11 Ignishun (1) 57.............................C Dell (a2) 12 6x06 Suggest Gold (2) 57................. A Taylor (a3) 13 09x Goldie (6) 57....................................R Jones 14 Our Molly Malone (3) 57..............T Thornton 15 56x8x Domestic Goddess (9) 57 16 0x90x Dayna Brae h (7) 57.5 17 473x Answer That 57............................. Scratched 18 73x4 Sonata (12) 57 Emergencies: Domestic Goddess, Dayna Brae, Answer That, Sonata 6 3.25pm BAKER CONSTRUCTION 2012 LTD CG&E MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN CG&E, 1200m 1 29x Mr Trixstar (4) 58.5.......................C Dell (a2) 2 3789x Tennessee Whiskey (12) 58.5.... M Cameron 3 4208x Victory Gold (1) 58.5.......................... M Hills 4 89x0x Bayross (2) 58.5..............................S Collett 5 6x0x7 Castelnaudary (6) 58.5................T Thornton 6 Fever (7) 58.5.......................... P Turner (a1) 7 2000x The Paperboy (9) 58.5........................ S Dye 8 3 Immense (11) 58..............................R Jones 9 Murdoch (5) 58................................ S Spratt 10 Royal Tiger (10) 58....................... O Bosson 11 75x Zulu Boy (3) 58................................. L Innes 12 0 Wahoo Dan (8) 58............... R Hutchings (a) 7 4.00pm ECOLAB R75 1600 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 015x8 El Marino tdm (6) 60.5................ L Satherley 2 22x63 Cody Cat b (9) 58.5.....................C Dell (a2) 3 10239 Bob Valdez (1) 58.......................V Gatu (a4) 4 066x6 Gee Oh dm (7) 57.5............. R Hutchings (a) 5 198x2 Red Dakota d (2) 57.5...................... L Innes 6 44593 Cat Woman dh (4) 57..................T Thornton 7 446x2 Chapchick dm (11) 57................... O Bosson 8 069x5 Bartote td (3) 56.5.......................M Coleman 9 x9399 Yin Yang Master t (13) 56.5............. S Spratt

10 07084 Haere Mai d (12) 55.5......................S Collett 11 68543 Secret Whisper t (10) 55.5......... M Cameron 12 26417 Lovetohaveit 54............................. Scratched 13 35x16 Mareka Miss dm (14) 54.............M Sweeney 14 15x86 Augusta National d (5) 54.......... M D Plessis 15 091. Thats How We Roll d (8) 54 Emergency: Thats How We Roll 8 4.35pm JAN REVELL MEMORIAL R65 1600 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 7566x Karlos tdm (1) 59........................ L Satherley 2 18526 Due North 58.5............................. Scratched 3 144x5 Vitali (9) 58.5................................. O Bosson 4 23531 Footprint (14) 58............................... L Innes 5 091. Thats How We Roll d (16) 58.....M Coleman 6 533x6 Unbeknown h (13) 57................ M D Plessis 7 0866x Dan Dinero m (10) 57.......... R Hutchings (a) 8 678x0 Postage dmh (15) 56.5............ P Turner (a1) 9 24075 Already Perfect d (7) 56..............M Sweeney 10 75316 Our Essence (3) 56................K Chiong (a4) 11 05910 Astana (2) 55.5................................ S Spratt 12 60108 Navy Beach 55.5.......................... Scratched 13 0573x Charlie’s Angel t (17) 55.................... M Hills 14 17406 Wairaka d (6) 54.5..................... M Cameron 15 67929 Thatz It 56..................................... Scratched 16 3778x Viking Chief t (12) 56 17 x3809 Nolawood (11) 54.................... K Leung (a3) 18 43960 The Prophecy (5) 56 19 x9700 Francilienne d (8) 54 20 8x700 Atlantis h (4) 54.5 Emergencies: Thatz It, Viking Chief, Nolawood, The Prophecy, Francilienne, Atlantis Blinkers on : Domestic Goddess (R3), Hez Cool (R4), Domestic Goddess (R5) Blinkers off : Space Oddity (R1), Travel Wise, Dynamite Girl (R3), Space Oddity (R4), Tennessee Whiskey, Bayross (R6) Winkers on : Travel Wise (R3) Winkers off : Generous Type (R2), Hez Cool (R4)

Wanganui greyhound fields, form Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.19pm (NZT) ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 HT 1 C0q, 305m 1 55354 Another Stone nwtd...................J McInerney 2 2 Botany Pete nwtd.......................J McInerney 3 34657 All For One nwtd........................J McInerney 4 66567 Billy Holmes nwtd.......................G M Clarke 5 7x76x Thrilling Chaos nwtd................... G Holswich 6 42757 Intense Zoom nwtd......................J McArthur 7 276x Dixie Queen nwtd............................. B Dann 8 Boot The Cash nwtd...................M Goodwin 9 65877 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 10 87877 Blue Shorts nwtd..................B J Androutsos 2 12.39pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER HT 2 C0q, 305m 1 743x8 Ello Elle nwtd....................................P Taylor 2 7 Thirsty Kelvin nwtd.....................J McInerney 3 Homebush Julian nwtd..............J McInerney 4 Allegro Roxs nwtd.............................L Ahern 5 3P472 Homebush Smoke nwtd............ S Gommans 6 6 Holly Lolly nwtd........................... M Goodwin 7 x8448 I’m A Catch nwtd L &.......................... Morris 8 82 Another Drink nwtd....................J McInerney 9 65877 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 10 4x868 Maddie Brand nwtd G &.....................Denby 3 12.57pm GUTHRIE BOWRON C0 HT 3 C0q, 305m 1 45677 Where’s Rican nwtd...................J McInerney 2 776 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 3 Charles Fredrick nwtd........................J Dunn 4 6 Queen Rowdy nwtd..........................P Taylor 5 Botany Jessie nwtd....................J McInerney 6 44225 Homebush Limbo nwtd..............J McInerney 7 366 Sedgebrook Glory nwtd.......................F Kite

8 Little Rascal nwtd..............................L Ahern 9 65877 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 10 87877 Blue Shorts nwtd..................B J Androutsos 4 1.14pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 HT 4 C0q, 305m 1 68688 Wheyhound nwtd...............................D Hunt 2 57 Sole Mio nwtd....................................J Dunn 3 66856 Looptastic nwtd..........................J McInerney 4 Hold Up Harry nwtd.....................B Goodwin 5 Botany Craig nwtd.....................J McInerney 6 72223 Flying Blake nwtd................................. L Bell 7 Homebush Sting nwtd................J McInerney 8 45865 Ruthless nwtd..............................J McArthur 9 65877 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 10 4x868 Maddie Brand nwtd G &.....................Denby 5 1.32pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR HT 5 C0q, 305m 1 Botany Kevin nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 78 Ranger Chick nwtd................... S Gommans 3 66751 Queen Cobra (c1) nwtd.................... A Clark 4 783x4 Sheza What What..................................nwtd 5 583 Another Another nwtd................J McInerney 6 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 7 Homebush Diamond nwtd.........J McInerney 8 Shalana Star nwtd.............................J Dunn 9 65877 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 10 87877 Blue Shorts nwtd..................B J Androutsos 6 1.49pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C0, 520m 1 What’s Up Gee nwtd.........................L Ahern 2 77253 Mighty Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 3 43 Bigtime Tip nwtd...............................L Ahern 4 2421 Uno Heidi (c1) nwtd..........................L Ahern 5 3 Le Roux nwtd.................................... B Craik 6 27422 Another Fantasy nwtd................J McInerney 7 37388 Tepirita Jazil nwtd........................ C D Brider 8 631 Positivity (c1) nwtd............................ B Craik 9 45547 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell

10 44675 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke 7 2.07pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1 C1, 305m 1 24233 Homebush Buffy 17.51..............J McInerney 2 53373 Uno Orange nwtd.............................S Maher 3 674x8 Jolokia 17.89................................R J Murray 4 112 Laugh Like Santa 17.44....................L Ahern 5 44234 Don’t Call Me 18.03...................J McInerney 6 66622 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 7 74765 Marjanshar nwtd.................... R M Bannister 8 74568 Sedgebrook Lad 18.06........................F Kite 9 13544 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 10 82357 Red Hot Dutch 18.26.................. S Drysdale 8 2.25pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 520m 1 23337 That’s King 30.61........................ B Hodgson 2 17583 Rich List 30.77 3 36124 Secret Nadia nwtd...........................S Maher 4 56536 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 5 56164 Clinton Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 6 15621 Katcha Fire nwtd............................... B Craik 7 42854 Excited Royale.......................................nwtd 8 34213 Harajuku Baby 30.56........................ B Craik Emergencies: 9 56356 Summer Tension 30.58......... E S Duganzich 10 47376 White Legs nwtd........................J McInerney 9 2.43pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR FINAL C2f, 305m 1 65537 Okuku Wee Man nwtd U &......... McCracken 2 57216 Homebush Craig (c3) 17.76.......J McInerney 3 16544 Gina Mac (c1) 17.71....................J McArthur 4 12211 Big Bolt (c3) 17.48...........................T Green 5 6T842 Stevie’s Magic (c1) 17.86....................W Kite 6 22312 Talk It Over (c3) 17.55......................... L Bell 7 55663 Surf Quake 17.69 U &................ McCracken 8 26552 Sheeza Meesha 17.90 G &................Denby 9 54426 Star Bound nwtd......................... G Pomeroy 10 23654 Winston Who nwtd.............................J Dunn

By Myles Hume It may have felt like foreign territory initially, but budding Ashburton rower Kate Hayman says she is already feeling at home in the South Island under 18 rowing team. The 16-year-old travelled to Lake Karapiro yesterday afternoon with fellow South Island representatives to go up against the top U18 rowers of the North Island at Lake Karapiro, starting tomorrow. Hot on the heels of her recent recognition as Canterbury’s champion women’s sculler for the 2012/2013 season, Hayman rates her inclusion in the South Island squad as one of her best achievements yet. But it is has been a whole different experience for the Ashburton College teen. “It’s kind of new to me, just being round a whole heap of people that are so dedicated and love the sport so much, we all have that one really important thing in common,” she said before departing Christchurch Airport yesterday. Only trialing for the squad on Friday, the team was selected on Sunday before they had two hit-outs on Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. Hayman will be representing her

Clarke return ‘timely’ By Patrick McKendry With the Chiefs’ legs looking a little wobbly in losing to the Reds and Waratahs on successive weekends, the return of hard-working lock and co-captain Craig Clarke could hardly have come at a better time. Clarke has missed the Chiefs’ last five Super 15 matches due to a concussion suffered in the team’s loss to the Stormers in Cape Town on March 9. His leadership and work ethic have been missed by Dave Rennie’s men, particularly in the recent defeats in Hamilton and Sydney where uncharacteristic mistakes were made time and again by the defending champions. Now available once more, Clarke said it was time for clear thinking rather than wholesale changes. He and his team-mates recognised the amount of work ahead of them and were looking forward to the opportu-

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Collated results from the National Basketball Association opening-round playoffs yesterday (all series best-of-seven): Eastern Conference at Brooklyn Chicago Bulls 90 Brooklyn Nets 82 (Brooklyn Nets 1 Chicago Bulls 1) Western Conference at Los Angeles L.A. Clippers 93 Memphis Grizzlies 91 (L.A. Clippers leads series 2-0)

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nity to right some wrongs against the Sharks at Waikato Stadium - a replay of last year’s final - on Saturday night. “It’s pretty obvious that we’re starting pretty poorly and that’s a combination of [a lack of] intensity and accuracy - there have been too many mistakes which have let teams get a roll on early which is fairly tough to combat once you’re down by a few,” Clarke said. “There’s been a little bit of a disconnect between the forwards and the backs - when do the backs get the ball and when do the forwards take over, that sort of thing.” The Chiefs began the defence of their title well in accounting for the Highlanders and Cheetahs, and retained their attacking spark in the defeat by the Stormers. They weren’t entirely convincing in their victories over the Kings, Highlanders and Blues, looked second best against the Reds and simply gave the Waratahs too much of a head start. - APNZ


Croquet 10 3.00pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 FINAL C1f, 520m

island in the quads and singles and will join fellow Mid Cantabrians Renee Olley, of Craighead Diocesan, and St Margaret’s College cox Natalie Bocock, who also made the 12-strong team. “It was a good hit-out and a bit of a learning curve bonding together as a crew,” Hayman said. “We have a got a wee bit of work to do but it was starting to feel pretty good and we all started moving together.” With the South Island squad dominating their northern foes in last year’s meet, Hayman said the team was out do to more of the same this year, and she was personally hoping to shine in the singles where she will be up against an opponent unknown to her. Success at this week’s meet would top off a stunning season for Hayman, after claiming two medals at Maadi Cup and receiving her Canterbury rowing crown as the top women’s sculler at a recent supper dinner. Even though she was not expecting it, she said it was a privilege to pick up an award Olympic gold medalist Caroline Evers-Swindell won as a youngster. “I wasn’t expecting it at all, but it was amazing to win it.”

Trophy Winners and Runners up 2012-2013 Open Championship: Barbara Field; Senior Championship: Barbara Field; Runner-up Senior Championship: Lois Alexander; Intermediate Championship: Lois Alexander; Junior Champion: Jill Walkham; Handicap Singles Open: Barbara Field; Runner-up  Handicap Singles: Robin Johnston; Senior Handicap Singles: Barbara Field; Junior Handicaps Singles: Robin  Johnston; Senior Championship Doubles: Barbara Field, Jill Walkham; Open Handicap Doubles: Lois Alexander, Betty Hawthorne.

Football English Premier League English Premier League results and standings Manchester United 3 (van Persie 2, 13, 33) Aston Villa 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Manchester United 34 27 3 4 78 35 84 Manchester City 33 20 8 5 59 30 68 Arsenal 34 18 9 7 65 35 63 Chelsea 33 18 8 7 66 35 62 Tottenham Hotspur 33 18 7 8 58 41 61 Everton 34 14 14 6 51 38 56 Liverpool 34 13 12 9 61 42 51 West Brom Albion 33 13 6 14 43 44 45 Swansea 33 10 12 11 43 42 42 West Ham 34 11 9 14 40 47 42 Fulham 34 10 10 14 44 52 40 Southampton 34 9 12 13 47 54 39 Norwich City 34 8 14 12 33 53 38 Sunderland 34 9 10 15 38 45 37

Stoke City 34 8 13 13 30 41 37 Newcastle United 34 10 7 17 43 60 37 Aston Villa 34 8 10 16 36 63 34 Wigan Athletic 33 8 7 18 37 60 31 QPR 34 4 12 18 29 56 24 Reading 34 5 9 20 37 65 24 Leading goalscoreres: 24: Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 23: Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 19: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) 17: Michu (Swansea) 16: Demba Ba (Chelsea) 15: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)

Golf Ashburton Golf Club Women’s Section April 23 Rnd 1 Championships – Winners Silver Catherine Bell, Pauline Bell, Wendy Parr Bronze I – Sue Simpson, Jenny Williams, Abbie Hopwood Bronze II – Sheryl Reid, Jeanette Montgomery, Bernadette Cameron, Hilary Ward. Non Championship Par Round Pauline Bell – 1 up, Trish Cates – 2 down. Nearest The Pins: No. 4 Gabites: Shirley Elliott No 8 House of Travel Ashburton: Pauline Bell No.12 Lynn’s Small Salon: Abbie Hopwood No. 14 Todds of Ashburton: Jan Guilford 2nd Shot to Green: Not Struck.

Shooting Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club April 15 and 22 (Steve McArthur) and T.J. Stewart top scored in the open Sandy Collett was top lady both nights and Hailey Beevor topped the juniors both times. Nikita Begbie and Simon O’Reilly show a lot of promise in the Tyro grade. Individual scores were: Logan McArthur (64.0) 52.0, Savanna McArthur (94.1 97.2) 94.5 96.3, Steve McArthur (98.6 93.3) 97.4 100.6 Jared McAtamney (93.1) Jake Crouchley (95.2) Hailey Beevor (97.3 91.2) 96.2 90.1, James Smith (87.1) 94.3, Tom Evans (91.1) Heather Ross (89.0) 84.0, Sandy Collett (97.3) 96.3, Kate Taylor (89.1) David Atkin (94.3) 93.1, Erin McLaren (86.2) Mark Stewart (94.1) 96.6 97.4, Nina McKenzie (96.1) Graham Hunter (95.3) Bryan Hunter (97.5) 95.3, Bill Rankin (96.5 97.4)96.3, Brian Hawksby (95.1) 94.2, T.J.Stewart (92.2 97.5) 97.6 96.3, Nick Squires (94.2 96.4) 95.1, Ian Dolden (93.0) Kaye Burgerhout (78.1) Shirley Herridge 96.5 94.5.

• Bulls claw one back Determined defence and a gritty performance from injured Joakim Noah helped the Chicago Bulls notch a 90-82 victory over the Brooklyn Nets yesterday that evened their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series. The Bulls bounced back from a disappointing game-one defeat to knot the best-of-seven firstround series at one game apiece, with game three back in Chicago on Thursday. Noah, playing through painful right foot injury, scored nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, and finished with 10 rebounds, and two blocks as the Bulls bounced back from a 106-89 loss in game one - AFP on Saturday.

• An expensive bite Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been fined and will donate the money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group following the Uruguayan’s shocking bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez sunk his teeth into Ivanovic’s right arm during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield in the Premier League. The ugly incident has sparked widespread condemnation of Suarez and both the player and Liverpool were forced to apologise, while Reds manager Brendan Rodgers claimed his star forward’s actions were unacceptable. - AFP

• Ricky’s happy again Parramatta insist coach Ricky Stuart has moved on from his recent tirade against NRL referees and is now focused on preparing the Eels for Monday’s western Sydney derby against Penrith. The club was slapped with a $10,000 fine after Stuart’s expletive-laden outburst during a post-match press conference following their 28-22 round six loss to Gold Coast. But, according to prop Mitch Allgood, a smile returned to Stuart’s face during a pre-training talk yesterday. “He’s a lot more happier than that,” Allgood said. - AAP

• SWB a likely starter Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello has declared Sonny Bill Williams a likely starter for the Anzac Day NRL clash with St George Illawarra. The New Zealand international was forced to miss last week’s Test match against Australia after having gel injected into his knee to help reduce the impact of a cartilage injury. But Minichiello confirmed the star back-rower had trained on Sunday and Monday, saying he fully expected Williams to play in his first Anzac Day match. “He had a real good session yesterday. He’s looking like he’ll take his place in the team,” Minichiello said. - AAP

• Defeat ‘no tragedy’ Rafael Nadal is determined to put aside his first loss in a decade in Monte Carlo as he searches for peak physical condition this week in Barcelona. The world No.5 brushed off his 6-2 7-6 final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the weekend, which ended his bid for a ninth straight Monte Carlo title, saying it was “no tragedy”. Instead of moaning about missing out on another clay record, the 26-year-old merely re-dedicated himself to the Roland Garros runup, starting in the Catalan capital where he makes his secondround start tonight. “Hopefully I can play another great week in Barcelona, play some matches that will keep helping to put me in the 100 per cent condition physically,” said Nadal, who has won at Barcelona in seven of the last eight years. - AFP

• Kirchner to Leinster Springboks and Bulls fullback Zane Kirchner has signed a twoyear contract with Irish province Leinster, his Super Rugby franchise said yesterday. Kirchner, 28, is the latest South African rugby union star to move abroad as the financial rewards are far greater in Europe, especially with the rand struggling against major currencies. The Pretoria-based Bulls, three time winners of the Super Rugby championship, will lose five-eighth Morne Steyn and lock Juandre Kruger to French Top 14 sides this year. Leinster is seeking a replacement for New Zealand-born Fiji international Isa Nacewa.  - AFP



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Warriors to release shackles On the face of it, the Warriors don’t stand a chance against the Melbourne Storm tomorrow night - which is why they will try to take the game to the defending NRL champions. The Warriors sit in 15th on the ladder, above only the Bulldogs by virtue of a slightly superior points differential, and are 10 points behind the undefeated Storm. They have won only one game this season - although they have lost four by four points or less - and are in danger of losing touch with the top eight even though it is still early in the season. What is boosting their confidence of an upset is the fact they have historically done well against the Storm in Melbourne, not least of all their dramatic win in the first round of the 2008 playoffs. Punters, however, give them little chance with Melbourne listed at short-priced odds to continue their winning streak. The Warriors will be without winger Manu Vatuvei and centre Dane Nielsen and captain Simon Mannering is a major doubt. Coach Matt Elliott is hopeful Mannering, who injured a calf in the leadup to last week’s Anzac test, will recover in time and he will be given until Thursday morning to prove his fitness. “He’s extremely unlikely but, while there’s some possibility, we are going to take him away with us,” Elliott said. “At this stage he’s not playing. “The physio tells me he’s no chance of playing, but I’m the optimist. “While it’s not a sign of desperation, we certainly want to get our best players on the

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A fine run in the home straight saw trainer Ben Waldron bring smart two-year-old filly Icebreaker from near the rear of the field to finish first in a learners’ workout pace at the Ashburton Trotting Club yesterday. The Real Desire-Chilled Ice filly, owned by Margaret Donaldson, ran the 2400m in 3:14.4, last 800m 59.3, 400m 28.4. She came home a neck clear of Stewart McEvoy’s Psychedelic Dream and Craig Thornley with Joe the Hunter.

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Life after Lemanis for Breakers By Michael Brown

When Andrej Lemanis was appointed Breakers coach eight years ago, Paul Henare didn’t Warriors side to play really know what to think other Melbourne at AAMI Park, than hope Lemanis would last Melbourne, on Thursday more than one season. The club were going through (9pm NZT): Kevin Locke, Bill Tupou, Ngani Laumape, Konrad considerable growing pains with Hurrell, Glen Fisiiahi, Thomas two coaching changes in their Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, first two seasons and those issues Sam Rapira, Nathan weren’t restricted to events on Friend, Russell the court. Packer, Feleti Mateo, Eight years later, Lemanis is Ben Henry, Todd Lowrie. Interchange: on the verge of leaving one of the Elijah Taylor, Ben most successful basketball clubs Matulino, Jacob in ANBL history. The Breakers Lillyman, Pita recently won their third-straight Godinet, Jerome title, matching the record set by Ropati. Sydney between 2003 and 2005  - APNZ as the only clubs to win three Simon consecutive titles. Mannering: Lemanis is expected to be confirmed as Australia coach this Unlikely to be playing on morning, with assistant Dean Vickerman likely to step up as Saturday

head coach. The Breakers supported Lemanis’ bid to become Boomers coach, believing they had a succession plan in place with Vickerman and Judd Flavell working alongside Lemanis since 2007. It would create a vacancy on the coaching team, with Paul Henare, Pero Cameron and Dillon Boucher candidates to step in as an assistant. Henare, coaching Southland in this season’s New Zealand NBL said he was “definitely” keen to re-join the club he spent eight years as a player and Boucher, who recently retired as a play-

er and will join the corporate team, would also consider the role. “I feel like I have a lot to offer on the basketball court,” Boucher said. “I haven’t exactly put my hand up for the job but if they were to float the idea past me it would definitely be something I would consider. “Whether I fill an assistant coach’s position or not is irrelevant. I will still be in and around and trying to help the team succeed because, as far as I am concerned, if you are part of the [Breakers] family then you are part of trying to make this thing work. “I have a lot of expertise to offer no matter what my position at the club.” Both Boucher and Henare en-dorsed the candidacy of Vickerman should Lemanis leave. “There are plenty of people out there who want the job,” Boucher

said. “Dean would be the obvious choice and probably deserved to be a head coach five years ago. He’s done his time and thoroughly deserves it. He knows what has gone on in the past and knows the team has been left in good hands.” Lemanis was a controversial appointment when he took over after a dismal 2004/05 season. Most expected Tall Blacks coach Tab Baldwin to get the job but Lemanis, who had been Townsville assistant, was preferred. “The first time I met him I thought, ‘man, can we have a coach longer than one season without any disruptions’?” Henare said. “I just wanted the club to be successful and hoped Andrej was going to help us do that. “He was all about putting in the work on and off the floor and holding people accountable. “He was able to still stay true to who he was as a coach and person but still find a way that was better than before.” - APNZ

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park and obviously Simon is a very big part of that.” Todd Lowrie, Sam Rapira and Thomas Leuluai are candidates to assume the captaincy if Mannering is ruled out. The Warriors will at least welcome back Jacob Lillyman, Elijah Taylor, Glen Fisiiahi, Pita Godinet and Jerome Ropati, who is a chance of making his first NRL appearance of the season after being included on a five-man bench. Ropati has been making his comeback from knee surgery with the Vulcans over the past month. Lillyman’s return means they will be able to boast their strong fourprop rotation for the first time in 18 matches, but Elliott didn’t want his players to get sucked into an arm wrestle against the masters of the grind. “You are not going to beat them by being conservative,” he said. “That’s why historically they don’t enjoy playing the Warriors. If we want to try to match Melbourne in a Melbourne-style of footy, we will come second. “Every team has their vulnerability, some less than others. Being conservative is not how to break this team down. “The less conservative, the more risk, but it also makes it enjoyable footy.”

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Fine, apart from patchy morning rain south of Timaru. Light winds.

Mainly fine, some morning low cloud in sheltered valleys. Isolated showers in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW 30 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h.

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Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


SATURDAY: Fine, high cloud. NW winds dying away.



Canterbury High Country

FRIDAY: Showers clearing. NW winds developing.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Morning cloud, then fine. Light winds. TOMORROW: Fine, then evening showers. Cold S change.




Ashburton Forecast

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Mainly fine, however, showers developing in the evening with a cold southerly change.

FRIDAY Showers clearing leaving high cloud. Northwesterlies developing, strong and gusty inland.

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NZ Situation

A complex trough moves away to the east of New Zealand tomorrow leaving a disturbed westerly flow over New Zealand. A front moves onto the south and west of the South Island during Friday, then spreads over the North Island on Saturday.

Fine with high cloud. Northwesterlies changing southerly for a time.


FZL: Lowering to 2200m

FZL: Lowering to 1800m

Mainly fine, isolated showers. Wind at 1000m: Westerly rising to 40 km/h. Wind at 2000m: Westerly rising to 60 km/h.

FRIDAY Rain developing during the afternoon, with heavy falls about the divide. Northwest winds rising to gale.

SATURDAY Rain, with heavy falls about the divide, clearing late. Northwesterly gales easing.



Fine with northerlies.

Fine with strong northwesterlies.

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River Levels


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Rise 7:17 am Set 5:45 pm


Good fishing Set 5:00 am Rise 4:35 pm

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Rise 7:18 am Set 5:43 pm


Good fishing Set 6:11 am Rise 5:09 pm

Last quarter

2 May 11:16 pm


Rise 7:19 am Set 5:42 pm


Bad fishing

Set 7:24 am Rise 5:49 pm

New moon

10 May 12:30 pm

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