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Mayoral election hots up By Susan Sandys It is no longer a one-horse mayoral race in Mid Canterbury, as Ashburton businessman Russell Ellis throws his hat into the ring. The 51-year-old announced his intentions at a 10am media briefing, organised by a supporter, at the Ashburton clock tower yesterday. He read from a prepared statement in front of four media representatives, before answering questions. “I have chosen this location next to our iconic town clock for the reason that I believe that it is time for change,” Mr Ellis said. “It’s time to listen and make decisions after talking with the public, not before. It’s time for more openness. Don’t make the hard decisions behind closed doors. It’s time that the affordability of rates is paramount. “It’s time to get the rate payers of Ashburton back on side with council and working together for the greater good of the district. It’s time our roads and footpaths were of a standard that is acceptable.” He believed that, if elected, the mayoral role would be a challenging one, and he would have to do “a pretty big crash course to start with”. But with the support of the many people behind him, he could do it. “There hasn’t been a week go by that someone hasn’t come and asked me to do so (stand for mayor),” Mr Ellis said. Mr Ellis has hit headlines in Mid Canterbury in recent times for his role in the Ashburton Citizens’ Association, of which he is currently vice chairperson. He has been opposed to the town’s art gallery and museum project, but building won’t stop if he becomes mayor. As the project was already underway, he said the priority would now be making it pay its way. This would also be the case for the sports sta-

dium project. He did however want to put the location of the second Ashburton River bridge back on the table. “I do not believe Chalmers Avenue is the right location, I think we would be wrecking it.” He also wanted to look at the issue of council meetings times, believing a time later in the afternoon could suit working people better. Mr Ellis and wife Jackie are parents to twin 13-year-old boys, and operate Kitchen Express on East Street. Mr Ellis grew up in Ashburton and moved back here about seven years ago, from Nelson where the couple operated a different kitchen franchise, Kitchen Studio. Mr Ellis said he would sell the business and focus completely on being mayor if he won the election. Meanwhile, incumbent Angus McKay had not heard about Mr Ellis throwing his hat into the ring until the Guardian phoned to ask him for comment late yesterday morning. Mr McKay is attending an annual local government conference in Hamilton, with councillor Stuart Wilson and chief executive Brian Lester. “I think it’s good that there’s competition and it will give the voters in Ashburton District a choice,” Mr McKay said. He objected to the “behind closed doors” claim of Mr Ellis. The major issues of the art gallery, bridge and stadium were all on the agenda when he became mayor, and decisions made on the projects since had been made in public, with associated newspaper articles revealing which way individual councillors voted. Nominations for this year’s local body elections open on July 26 and close on August 23. Voting documents will be posted between September 20 and 25 and voting closes at noon on October 12. Young candidates intend to stand, P2

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By Myles Hume Will it be David, or Michael, maybe George or even William? Now we know it’s a boy, the question on everyone’s lips is what William and Kate will decide to call their baby son the Prince of Cambridge and third in line to the thrown – who was born early yesterday. Even residents at Ashburton’s Rosebank Retirement Village have got in on the hype, holding a sweepstake involving more than 70 participants to guess the name that will be given to the world’s most talked about

baby. Diversional therapist Debbie Shore said more than half the names were wiped away after it was announced Kate gave birth to an eight pound six ounce boy yesterday. “A lot of the residents and staff thought it was going to be a girl ... the place has been abuzz after seeing it on the news when it was announced by the town crier,” she said. George, Alexander and William are hot favourites in the retirement home, closely followed by Michael, David and James. However, it could be days before the sweepstake winner claims their prize if recent his-

tory is anything to go by. It took a week before William’s name was revealed and more than a month to announce Charles’. The retirement village was decorated with British flags, red and blue banners and played home to several avid royalists yesterday. No more so than Edna McGrath who had her William and Kate scrap books out on show, and she even brought her $700 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fine China dolls out of the cupboard. She was happy for the couple, but did not want to hazard a guess at the baby’s name, stat-

ing it was up to Catherine to decide that. Fellow resident Sue McDonnell said she was “excited and very pleased” for the couple, and picked the Prince of Cambridge would be named after his father William. The as-yet unnamed baby is third in line to the throne and in the direct line of succession after Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son and heir Prince Charles, and then his eldest son William. Kate spent 10 hours in labour in the private Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, in central London before giving birth at 4.24pm (about dawn NZ time).

New Zealand was one of the first Commonwealth countries to mark the birth of the Royal baby yesterday with a 21-gun salute. The New Zealand Defence Force held the salute at Point Jerningham in Wellington at noon. Troop Commander Lieutenant Michael Doughty said they received word yesterday morning of the birth. “I’ve heard that because of the late timing of her birth last night we’ll likely be the first country in the world to fire a salute,” he said. About 40 members of the public turned out to watch the salute carried out by members of the 16th Field Regiment, an artillery unit based at Linton Military Camp. Roseneath resident Holly O’Rourke, 12, said she was excited by the birth and hoped the couple would call their firstborn Jack. “They’re a nice couple, I made a Facebook video of the gun salute,” she said. Her grandmother, Christina Speirs, preferred the names James or George. “We usually watch the salutes from home because we look over Point Jerningham, but we decided to come down today,” she said. Another resident, Lou Hunt, said she had the day off work after her building needed further structural inspections after Sunday’s earthquake. “I’ve always wanted to see the salute live.” Lieutenant Doughty said the guns were kept at Point Jerningham permanently for salutes. “It’s historically been the location of gun salutes, because it points out into Wellington.” The royal birth had been the talk of the last few weeks, he said. “We are pretty excited about it. It’s always good to see a new baby being born.” - APNZ More royal birth news, P6

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Motoring. Our readers tell us they have enjoyed the recipes in the Simply Living section, and along with the improved restaurant guide, we think the Guardian will be an attractive proposition for food lovers. After all, the new format will also include a daily quick recipe in the Your Place section and our general fascination with food is also getting wellserved in the monthly YOU lifestyle magazine. As more families have two working parents and plenty of

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 24, 2013



HILL, Flint Alexander – On July 18, 2013. Passed away peacefully, at home after a courageous battle. Aged 88 years. Devoted husband of the late Nettie (Annette). Loving father and friend of Elly, Fred and Debs, Jim and Gill, Mary, Jo, and Barry. Much loved uncle of Larry and Wendy Langley, and Tina and Greg Martin. Adored grandad of Garth, Kelly, and Hayley; Ryan, and Matthew; Joseph, and Holly; and Stacey, and to Catherine, Lydia, and Jessica Langley; and Arthur, and Tazma Martin. Great granddad of Madison; and Laurie. Messages to 79 Hills Road, R D 1 Ashburton. A special thank you to Father Gray for his support to Dad and the family, and also the Districts Nurses, and Palliative Care team for their loving care. A funeral mass to celebrate Flint’s life will be held at the Church of the Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton on SATURDAY July 27, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will held at the Church, Friday evening at 7.00pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton WRIGHT, James Ernest Henry (Jim); (Driver 17080 Regiment No 1 Ammunition Co 2nd NZEF) – Previously of Island Cliff (North Otago) and Ashburton. Peacefully at McKenzie Health Care, Geraldine, on July 21, 2013. Loved husband of the late Leslie and dearly loved father and father in law of Jacqueline (Jackie) and Ken Anderson, Jillian (Kahu) Wright, Carolyn Keen and Dave Willetts, Elvina (Ena) Coster and the late Michael May. Dearly loved grandad of Richard and Debs, Carol and Steven, Chrissie and Adam, Tony, Lisa and Steve, Zane, Kate and Dwayne, Jodi, Tony and Sheryl and his eleven great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations to the RSA Welfare Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: 9 Hewlings Place, Temuka. A service to celebrate James’ life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on THURSDAY, July 25, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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Keen to stand for council Young candidates are coming out of the woodwork, announcing their intentions on Facebook to stand for the Ashburton District Council. Councillor Donna Favel, who is planning on standing again, has introduced three via her ‘Donna Favel – Councillor’ Facebook page. They include:

Sam Quinton, 21

Alden Thomas, 26

Cody Dowdle, 27

Miss Quinton left Ashburton College at 18 and attended Aoraki Polytechnic in Ashburton. She has certificates in topics including teacher aiding, parenting and care of children, and national computing. She is a member of the Ashburton Youth Council, and has finished environmental studies at Lincoln University. She is now studying law from home, and hoping to study political science in the future. Skills she hopes to bring to a councillor role include being able to relate to any age group, and Miss Quinton has already accepted an invite to attend a Mid Canterbury Animal Shelter meeting next month to hear about proposals for a cat policy for the town.

Mr Thomas is a fifth generation Ashburtonian, and purchased his first property, in Tinwald, when he was 21. “I have served on a number of committees around Ashburton and Christchurch over the years so have a good understanding of committee protocol,” he has written on his Facebook page, ‘Alden Thomas – For Ashburton District Council’. “I have also learnt valuable lessons from experiences on these committees. I am still currently on the committee for the Canterbury Steam Preservation Society, and in charge/ overseeing of a partial restoration of a Burrell traction engine on behalf of this committee and club. I work full-time at a local garage and also run a small business from home. I very much like living in Ashburton so I am very keen to improve public/council relations and see Ashburton go forward with a younger voice on council that listens to the public that vote him there.”

Mr Dowdle lives on a lifestyle block on the outskirts of Ashburton, and works as a security guard. His job gives him a night-time perspective on the CBD, and he would like to see more security cameras installed in the town, and fairy lights returned to the oak trees lining East Street. He believes the new art gallery “was a waste of rate payers money and that the original building could have easily been renovated or expanded on”. He wants to see the council engage with the public via social media. “One of the biggest issues I see with the council is that they are so out of touch with the community as a whole. I would like to see the ADC move more with the technological times and utilise things such as Facebook and Twitter. Times are changing and as the next generation is getting older and using such devices instead of pen and paper the ADC needs to reflect these changes. This would in turn let people have more of a say with their ADC.”

Fire brigade calls well up on this time last year By Erin Tasker Ashburton’s volunteer firefighters are having a busy year. They’re more than 80 call-outs ahead of what they were at the same time last year. As of yesterday morning they’d attended 274 call-outs for the year, compared to 191 at the same time last year. Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Alan The big Burgess said the big jump was due largely to a busy jump was due summer with traditional hot weather fires, particularly in largely to a busy rural areas. summer with There had also been a spike in medical call-outs for the traditional hot brigade, but that had calmed weather fires, down more recently. Among the most recent particularly in calls were two in the early rural hours of yesterday morning. First they tended to a small areas fire sparked by a light fitting which caused some structural damage to timber in a ceiling at a Thomas Street house at about 1.30am. “Luckily the lady who owned the place was up, so when it did malfunction she was able to deal with it straight away,” Mr Burgess said. There would be some repair work required, but the fire could have been much worse, he said. The second call-out was at 4.30am, to Walnut Avenue where a recycling bin had been set alight. Things might be getting busier, but a volunteer fire brigade was here to stay, Mr Burgess said. The brigade had an excellent record when it came to response times so paid firefighters were not in the immediate future for Mid Canterbury. In recent years, the Ashburton brigade has hit 400 calls for the year more than once, but last year’s numbers were down slightly, at 372, thanks in part to a quiet summer to start 2012. This year’s total is already at 274 – a number it did not hit until October last year.

More than 50 people have been injured while working on Western Bay of Plenty roads and bridges in the past two years. Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times show 29 claims were lodged with ACC in each of 2012 and 2011. Strains and sprains were among the most common injuries. -APNZ

• Iwi wants land Both sides of the city entrance to Tauranga Harbour could end up in Maori ownership under a proposal being pursued by Ngai Te Rangi iwi. Matakana Island hapu and their iwi have spent 18 months talking to the Western Bay of Plenty District Council on the return of Panepane Point, which is the southernmost tip of the forested part of the island opposite Mauao. Council and iwi negotiators are proposing a staged approach to the possible return of the estimated 200-hectare block to tangata whenua. -APNZ

• Migrants ‘cheaper’


Mask-making a hit with the kids Eleven-year-old Logan Harrington and five-year-old Ethan Thomas built papier mâché masks yesterday at the Mitre 10 Kids DIY school holiday workshops. The children will return for a second class on Thursday, to paint the masks.

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A man was killed in a collision between a car and a truck near Palmerston North yesterday morning. Police were called to the crash about 6.55am at the intersection of Camerons Line and Waughs Road. The male driver of the car died at the scene. The driver of the truck was uninjured but shaken. The road was closed until just after 11am.

More than 1000 claims have been lodged with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) following the swarm of quakes centred off the Seddon coast. The claims have flooded in as shoppers and workers returned to central Wellington yesterday for the first time since the magnitude-6.5 quake hit on Sunday. EQC general manager customer services Bruce Emson said the claim total stood at 1050. About two thirds related to damage in Wellington, with the remaining number coming from the Marlborough region. “Claims received have been for mostly minor damage or damaged contents.” If required, additional staff would be brought in to deal with an influx of claims, Mr Emson said. “There is unlikely to be any impact on processing claims from the Canterbury quakes.” There was also sufficient cover through levies, reinsurance and the Crown guarantee to provide for all valid claims, he said. Building inspections in central Wellington continued yesterday, as a number of buildings remained closed

The teacher at an early childhood centre which was engulfed by flames after an arson attack says the culprits are sure to be found in the small town. The fire ravaged the Sandhoppers early childhood centre in Ahipara, where Amy Bolstad works. The weekend blaze burned through Nga Puriri, the room which the older children use, destroying their bikes and other toys, and killing caged birds inside the room. -APNZ

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and 12 were cordoned off over concerns about falling debris and glass. Mayor Celia-Wade Brown said of the nearly 2500 buildings inspected, engineers discovered about 35 with superficial damage, but there may be more problems that have yet to come to light. The Wellington Regional Council building on Wakefield St was among those to have has suffered some damage, forcing the council to speed up its plans to relocate to new premises. Structural engineers have indicated that while the building structure as a whole had not sustained significant damage, the stairwells were compromised and should not be used. The council said it had brought forward its plans to move from its Wakefield St address to Shed 39 on the Wellington harbour - a move originally planned for November. It hoped to move at least half of its 280 staff at Wakefield St to the waterfront in about two weeks, with the other half to be relocated to other offices before a full move at the end of the year. The council said its operations including water supply, flood protection, biosecurity, parks and the harbourmaster had not been affected and continued to operate normally. Ms Wade-Brown said there was still a fair bit of cleaning up to do in the central

city, and some workers would return to find their “papers refiled on the floor”. Among the buildings to have suffered damage was the Old Public Trust building at the corner of Stout St and Lambton Quay, home to Creative New Zealand, which was understood to have suffered extensive internal damage. A source said it had been “trashed inside”, with fallen ceiling panels among the damage, leaving it unusable for some time. Three major car parking buildings in the central city will remain closed today while they continue to be inspected for possible structural damage. The council says Featherston St remains an issue due to the threat of falling glass or masonry, with traffic down to one lane in parts and pedestrians having to zig-zag through cordons. The chance of an aftershock measuring up to 6 in magnitude in the week following the quake remained at 19 per cent. Tertiary institutions remained partially closed yesterday, with Victoria University’s law school and Pipitea campus closed, and Whitireia Polytechnic also staying closed while engineers continue to check for structural damage. Massey University’s Wellington Campus reopened yesterday morning. -APNZ by David Fletcher

McDonald’s shout McDonald’s Ashburton is giving away 1000 free breakfasts on Monday morning. To celebrate 20 years of serving Kiwis breakfast, McDonald’s NZ is giving away up to 130,000 free breakfasts – with 1000 free bacon and egg McMuffins being given away in Ashburton as part of that. It will be one of the 130 restaurants handing out free breakfasts to locals from 7am to 10am on July 29. Franchisees Dave and Andrea Whalley are looking forward to the giveaway. “Monday mornings can be tough for everyone so we wanted to make early easy.

There’s no catch but you will need to set your alarm early to enjoy this iconic breakfast favourite on the house – first in, first served so the early bird will get the bacon,” Mr Whalley said. “It may be our breakfast’s birthday, but locals will get the present! To put the number of bacon and egg McMuffins we are giving away to Ashburton locals into perspective, it is enough to feed one in five of the total Allenton population.” McDonald’s offer of free bacon and egg McMuffins will be followed up over the next month with four other free breakfast offers.

A major construction company involved in the Christchurch rebuild says it uses migrant workers because they are cheaper than local builders. It comes at a time when builders say they are laying off staff and facing financial ruin because of delays from insurance companies and the Earthquake Commission. Leighs Construction says it has brought in 52 qualified Filipino construction workers with another “10 on the water” because subcontracting to local building firms cost too much. -APNZ

• Disappointing result Dunedin police have expressed disappointment after 14 drivers were charged with drink driving. Police breath-tested 2239 drivers at checkpoints and random stops from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. In total 145 people returned breath tests that showed alcohol had been consumed before driving. Fourteen people were charged with driving with excess breath alcohol and will appear in court. -APNZ

• Singlets honour birth Parliament’s exhibition space is showing a selection of hand-knitted baby singlets in honour of the royal birth. They are part of a nationwide project to knit baby singlets in honour of the birth of the first child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The exhibition is run by the New Zealand handicrafts society Creative Fibre. A selection of 144 of the singlets is on display at Parliament’s Bowen House exhibition space and includes some knitted by parliamentary staff and keen crafters from across New Zealand. -APNZ

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Ministry wants vans, not bus for disabled By Myles Hume The Ministry of Education has responded to calls from Ashburton parents, telling a transport company to scrap its bus service and take disabled pupils to school via van. It’s the latest in a six month saga involving the controversial Ritchies Bus and Coach contract to take disabled pupils to Ashburton College and Hampstead School. Ashburton College Board of Trustees chairman David Rush said yesterday he received a letter from the Ministry of Education saying it had requested the bus Ritchies used to transport disabled pupils be replaced by total mobility vehicles, or small vans. “So hopefully that will meet the expectations of parents, it meets everything they have brought up and discussed so the bus is going to go, the ministry agreed it was not the best vehicle,” Mr Rush said. The college board wrote to the ministry two weeks ago on behalf of concerned parents, asking the ministry to reconsider the contract

it handed to Ritchies this year. The bus had a raft of modifications made to meet the expectations of parents and the college, however there were still several outstanding safety concerns. Although Mr Rush had hoped Ashburton Taxis would be handed back the contract, he said the ministry’s latest decision would hopefully settle what has been a long process. “It’s good to see someone actually listened to us and a bit of common sense has prevailed,” Mr Rush said. Although Ritchies managing director Glenn Ritchie was not available for comment yesterday, he has previously said the company would change the transport service to vans if asked to. “If the Ministry of Education wants us to run vans, we will do it ... but that’s between us and them,” Mr Ritchie said. Mr Rush said it was now up to the ministry, Ritchies and the college to meet to determine how the request will be implemented. He hoped to have the new service up and running early in the new school term.


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Over the Dancing Mountain and through Silly Singing Bridge to Treasure Island, children joined Dora the Explorer on an epic journey in Ashburton yesterday, before helping her confront the dreaded Pirate Piggies.

It was a mission that took the combined counting, singing and map reading skills of the young audience at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, which Dora visited on her school holiday trip around the South Island.

After tickets to the only live Ashburton show completely sold out, Dora and her friends put on an extra show for the children in Ashburton. The show was produced by JCD Entertainment in Invercargill,

and features a troupe of young actors aged seven to 24 as Dora, Boots the Monkey and their friends. The next stop for the show will be in Timaru today, at 2pm at the Theatre Royal.


ers kept their information and resources highly confidential. “We are moving into an information age, the information is out there it’s now up to you what you do with it,” he said. Other New Zealand tertiary providers have been sceptical of the move, questioning how Massey University’s new model would work and how it would be received. However, Mr McMillan predicted online resources, teaching and assessments would be the future of education. “But the problem for schools is we have to make sure all learning is able to be accessed by all students regardless of their circumstances, so that will always be a factor in schools’ thinking.” Massey will run the courses through Australian website Open2study before the end of the year,

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Revolutionary university courses could provide a taster for school leavers or workers contemplating tertiary study, Mid Canterbury principals say. Massey University announced yesterday it would be the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer free online courses. The move has won the support of local secondary principals, who say it would open more doors to upskill and share information. The online courses involve video links, interactive learning and discussion forums, and can be completed in about four weeks. However, that’s where it ends as the online study does not earn credits towards a degree or a tertiary qualification. Students are issued a certifi-

cate if they score high enough in multi-choice tests. Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said the fact there was no degree at the end of the study may create a “disincentive” to do the course. “But it could help to know if you’re interested in a course,” he said. “We are always encouraging people to be life-long learners, you don’t have to assess everything. “So from that point of view people can learn something they are interested in, whether or not it leads to something, it keeps them engaged.” Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan said it could be a useful tool for school leavers who are not certain about where they wanted to go in tertiary study. He called it “an interesting approach” as tertiary provid-

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atching the television news this week has been an eerie experience for anyone in Canterbury. Having lived through the quakes of 2010 and 2011, all of us will be feeling a genuine sense of sympathy and concern for those living on both sides of the Cook Strait. Sunday’s major earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks bring back strong memories of our first exposure to that initial rattle back on September 4, 2010.

OUR VIEW Mid Canterbury, along with the wider Canterbury region got its first real taste of the power of our planet and made us realise that the term Shaky Isles was not just a tourism moniker. The way the story in Wellington and Marlborough has been playing out over the past day must give many a bizarre sense of déjà vu. Like in September 2010, the

damage has been reasonably small, nobody got killed and the capital city feels it may have escaped a bullet. The recent days have been dominated by assessing buildings for structural damage and starting to count the cost of another stream of EQC claims. Wellingtonians and the rest of New Zealand had witnessed the lethal threat of the Christchurch quakes and

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thankfully had already started strengthening the city. The Christchurch experience had raised the awareness and preparedness around the country, but the Canterbury

events must also give Wellingtonians a sickening sense that this may simply be a prelude. Yesterday’s admission by GNS that the Seddon shakes could be triggered by an unknown faultline sounds far too familiar. Before 2010 we had never heard of the Greendale fault, the crack in the Port Hills or the one off the coast in Pegasus Bay. And we all know how deadly those ‘new’ faultlines have been. Wellingtonians know they

have been living on borrowed time as seismologists have long known that the city is on the cross roads of two continental plates and has been overdue for a Big One. New Zealanders have been assuming that a major catastrophe would be triggered by the Alpine Fault but that no longer seems our most imminent concern. As nervous office workers in Wellington yesterday returned to their high-rise buildings in the CBD, few will dare to complain

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about the potential cost of earthquake strengthening. It is also a timely reminder for the council and building owners in Mid Canterbury that short-term costs cannot take precedence over the safety of its citizens, tenants and customers. We must simply hope that we are investing and preparing for events that may never happen, just like Wellington and Blenheim people can only hope that they have seen the end, and not the start of their own earthquake nightmare.

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Subdivision developers in and around Christchurch are barely keeping pace with the demand for new sections as buyers move away from traditionally popular suburbs. Sections in once highly priced hill suburbs are lingering on the market as buyers look for more greener fields in new developments on the north-western and southern city fringes and out to the Selwyn and Waimakariri districts. One real estate agent described the buyers’ interest in subdivisions as a “gold rush”. “Buyers seem to be rushing to sign contracts on sections as they become available,” he said. Sections in Selwyn and Waimakariri are selling quickly in line with the latest property valuation figures showing a continuing upward trend. Nationwide, residential values rose further in June - up 7.6 per cent on the past year, with a 2.8 per cent increase in the last three months, according to Quotable Value. Property values in Selwyn have increased 10.6 per cent in the year to June - slightly ahead of the Christchurch’s 10.4 per cent increase - but QV said the Selwyn rate had slowed in the last three months. QV Christchurch valuer Daryl Taggart said values were continuing to rise amid “more hype around the property market in

the city particularly”. Section values were also reflected in the residential property statistics, with new developments catering for the demand around Christchurch. “We haven’t seen the same sort of growth in section values as we have in the residential property market,” he said. Knight Frank Christchurch director of valuation and research Will Blake said there was a “strong market” for all subdivisions on the southwest outskirts of the city since the earthquakes. He said large tracts of land in southwest Christchurch had long been earmarked for future development. “It’s just that the future has arrived a lot quicker than anybody expected,” Mr Blake said. “Anybody with a section for sale or a subdivision is experiencing a pretty strong demand.” Average prices ranged between $175,000 and $225,000. Simes Ltd managing director Peter Cook said the large Aidanfield development at Halswell had almost sold out. The average price of lots when the 900-section development began some nine years ago was $92,000, compared with $251,000 now. Ray White Rolleston real estate agent Brendan Shefford said the average price of a 750 sq m section prior to the earthquakes was between $145,000 and $160,000. “Today you’ll pay upwards of $170,000 for the same size section.” -APNZ

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By Teuila Fuatai and Matthew Backhouse Opportunistic thieves made off with a safe containing $1300 from a cafe in one of Wellington’s landmark buildings in the CBD as the city emptied following Sunday’s big earthquake. CCTV captured four young people stealing the safe from Mojo State cafe in the State Insurance Tower on Willis St at 12.20am on Monday. Police say there had been no looting following the 6.5-magnitude quake and that the burglary could have happened on any night. Social media users have been quick to condemn the young offenders, whose undisguised faces were clear in the CCTV footage which was posted on Facebook. The CCTV footage had been shared on Facebook more than 130 times last night and had been liked more than 30 times. Marian Simons posted: “tht[sic] would count as looting given the

earthquakes etc”. A comment from Etonz Bloggers read: “Disgusting to see people taking advantage like this, so sorry this happened to you”. Rosalene Fogel also wrote: “Good work ... let’s hope someone recognises these low lifes!” Cafe owner Dale Rangihaeata said he was disappointed over the “opportunistic” theft. Mr Rangihaeata, who also owns a Mojo in nearby Bond Street, said both his cafes were open on Monday to support those who had come in to the central city to work despite safety fears. “People appreciated that,” he said. “We’re here to support Wellington and make sure people can still get their coffee fix, and there were a lot of stressed people in town.” The shoe-box size safe contained about $1300 and weighed approximately 4kg. He said his staff were surprised to find they had been burgled on a night when many residents were suffering from aftershocks and quake damage. -APNZ

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A rose thorn scratch left a fit and healthy Tauranga man with major organ failure and in a fourmonth battle to save his life. Tauranga Intermediate School caretaker Roger McAlley has praised family, friends and hospital staff after a successful fight with blood poisoning – caused by the staphylococcus (staph) aureus bacterium – finally saw him return home on Friday. “I’d been weeding under some roses one day. I didn’t have gloves on, and unfortunately my hands and arms were punctured with rose thorns,” said Mr McAlley. “The first sign anything was wrong was a sore back and I stayed home one day. I went to work the next day but wasn’t feeling too good by lunchtime, so came home. I’d got inside, got halfway up the stairs and col-

lapsed.” Wife Heather thought her 63-year-old husband was having a heart attack and called their daughter Bex, a registered nurse. An ambulance rushed him to hospital but, by the time he arrived, his body had started to shut down. Blood results revealed severe staphylococcus aureus septicaemia. The infection caused major organ failure. First Mr McAlley’s kidneys failed and he was placed in Tauranga Hospital’s ICU (Intensive Care Unit), where he stayed for five weeks in an induced coma and on a ventilator. A host of issues followed, including pneumonia; a mitral valve vegetation (an inflammation of the inner tissue of the heart); a bowel obstruction; a severe bowel infection, C. Diff (Clostridium Difficile); ulcerations; haemorrhaging necessitating 32 units of blood to be

transfused; loss of skin; loss of weight (18kg); muscle wastage; respiratory problems necessitating a tracheostomy (opening a direct airway through an incision in the windpipe); and discitis (an infection in the intervertebral disc space). Having been transferred to the Acute Renal Unit at Waikato Hospital, Mr McAlley received the first indication he was on the mend. “After four sessions of dialysis the duty doctor was looking at my tests, turned around and said ‘you don’t need dialysis’, because my kidneys had kicked in. I just cried.” Last weekend, after four months and three days, the former BNZ bank manager returned to his Matua home. He said he felt profoundly fortunate and grateful. “The most telling thing in the whole experience for me was the love of my family,” said an emo-

tional Mr McAlley. “Heather spent time lying on a mattress on the floor in Waikato Hospital to be with me at night.” For the first four days in Tauranga Hospital’s ICU, Mr McAlley’s family – wife Heather, son Mark, daughter Bex and brother-in-law Trevor – did not leave his side. He also praised the care of the Tauranga and Waikato Hospital nursing staff. “The staff were absolutely amazing. They went to the end of the trail to try and keep me going. Even to the extent of nurses doing double shifts just to care for me.” Mrs McAlley, a nurse in Tauranga Hospital Special Care Bay Unit, said: “We couldn’t believe it had happened to a healthy 63-year-old man who is passionate about sport, doesn’t smoke, drinks in moderation. It was all very surreal.” - APNZ

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A “perfect” mince and cheese pie has been crowned best in the country, breaking a controversial two-year winning streak for fruit pies. Crafted by David Liem, of Greenland Bakery & Cafe in Botany, Auckland, the winning mince and cheese pie held off an exotic field of entries at the 2013 Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards announced last night. A record-breaking 4522 pies from 505 pie-makers throughout the country included ostrich; pulled pork, peas, puha & scrumpy cider; duck breast, orange, bacon, mushroom tiger prawns, calamari, scallops & gurnard; lamb rump, beetroot, onion, lemon zest & dried thyme; and raspberry macaroon pie, red velvet pastry, raspberries, chocolate, cream and coconut. But this year’s Supreme Pie Awards saw a resurgence of the ‘classic’ categories – with 634 mince and cheese, and a whop-

ping 682 steak and cheese pies submitted for judging. With hundreds of mince and cheese pies to choose from, judge and Bakels executive chairman Duncan Loney, known in the industry as ‘the Pie Man’, described the winner as “impeccable”. “It was well rounded and well flavoured, with a perfect balance between the strength of the mince and the cheese,” he said. “The pastry was good quality, with a crunchy flaky top, robust rim, and a lovely even colour. It stood out. Celebrity judge, chef Michael Meredith, described the mince and cheese winner, announced at a dinner last night in Auckland, as “a classic”. “The balance between the pastry and filling was perfect - it brought me back to my old school days, the visits to the tuck shop.” While Greenland Bakery & Cafe has won multiple awards over the years, this is the first time Liem has taken out the Supreme spot. Liem proved his prowess with

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Harawira in court By Matthew Theunissen Video footage of chaotic scenes at an Auckland housing protest in which Mana Party leader Hone Harawira was arrested last year has been played to a court. Harawira was in Auckland District Court yesterday defending a charge of failing to comply with a police instruction, an offence punishable by a $10,000 fine. He was arrested last October when he joined protesters – fighting the removal of state houses in the east Auckland suburb of Glen Innes – who allegedly occupied a property being removed in preparation for redevelopment. Harawira allegedly locked himself in his car and turned his music up loud, blocking a Housing New Zealandcontracted truck and trailer unit from accessing the property. Footage of the incident shot by a forensic police photographer was

played to the court yesterday afternoon. Giving evidence in court, the officer in charge of the police operation, Inspector Peter Gibson, said Harawira did not move despite numerous requests by police. “I went up to the driver’s side and knocked on the window and received no response. I then knocked even harder on the window. I received no response. The driver, Mr Harawira, was just looking straight ahead,” Mr Gibson said. He knocked some more, and even positioned himself at the front of the vehicle in Harawira’s line of sight, he said. “There was no response to that. I then went back to the driver’s side again and knocked on the window once more and again received no response.” Police eventually smashed a back window of the car and arrested Harawira, along with four other protesters.

Mr Gibson, told the court it was police’s lawful duty to assist the truck to leave the location. Harawira, who represented himself in court, quizzed him about the legality of his arrest, and whether the charge was appropriate. He asked whether Mr Gibson had heard loud music coming from his car, to which he responded he had, and whether it was even possible for him to move his car given there was a police vehicle directly behind him. Harawira asked Mr Gibson over the feelings of Glen Innes residents set to lose their homes. “Are you aware of the depth of feeling the people of Glenn Innes have about this issue?” he asked, and Mr Gibson said that he was. Harawira’s supporters were too numerous to fit into the court room, prompting an apology from Judge Stan Thorburn. Harawira’s hearing is set down for - APNZ two days.

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Country star inspires children Ashburton country music star Liam Kennedy-Clark inspired children at the St David’s school holiday programme yesterday with both music and stories of his musical journey. The programme will continue today with a talk from children’s book writer Marilyn Cross, and tomorrow with Britney Moore and Hannah Wakeland from the Ashburton School Council.

Body to be released to family By Mike Dinsdale The body of a man found in the Hokianga Harbour will be released to his family for burial as soon as his identity is confirmed. Police believe the body found on a beach near Opononi, about 3pm on Sunday is that of Darrell “Deli” Hamilton-Singh. Mr Hamilton-Singh, 46, a father of three boys, had not been seen since he set his net on a tidal flat at Motukauri, on the northern side of Hokianga Harbour, about 3am on July 9. Extensive searches during the past two weeks failed to turn up any sign of the man, but Whangarei police Search and Rescue boss Senior Sergeant Cliff Metcalfe said it was likely the body was that of Mr Hamilton-Singh. However, the body could not be

released to his family until the formal identification process had been carried out, Mr Metcalfe said. Once the coroner was satisfied that the identification had been formally made, the body could be released. It is up to the coroner to establish cause of death. “It’s highly likely it is Mr HamiltonSingh, but the correct process has to be followed to make sure we’ve got everything right and the coroner is satisfied we’ve got the identity right,” Mr Metcalfe said. “It will be done as soon as possible so the family can have some closure.” The body was found by a couple walking on a beach at the end of Brindle Road, on the southern Hokianga Harbour, almost directly south, on the other side of the harbour, from where he went into the water. Mr Metcalfe said the beach had been searched several

times during the hunt for Mr HamiltonSingh. Mr Hamilton-Singh’s partner said the family was grateful for all the support and help from people, particularly during the many searches. The woman said it had been exhausting work for all concerned and she was pleased her partner was finally found. The family was thankful that the body had been found but were waiting for conformation of his identity and delivery of Mr Hamilton-Singh back to the Hokianga so his tangi could be held. It had been hoped to hold the tangi tomorrow, but that was unlikely now. “We want closure, but we’ve just got to wait,” she said. A rahui placed on the area stretching from Rangi Pt to Motukaraka would remain in place until after Mr HamiltonSingh is buried. - APNZ

Murray accused of ‘nit-picking’ By Edward Gay Lawyer Davina Murray is “nit-picking” in her attack on police search warrants, a court has been told. Murray, a Maori Party candidate at the 2011 election, has denied smuggling an iPhone, cigarettes and lighter to convicted murderer and rapist Liam Reid. Her 11th-hour bid to dismiss the evidence police took from her cellphone was heard at Auckland District Court yesterday. That evidence includes text messages which police say shows Murray planned to secretly marry Reid inside prison. In one of the messages, Murray asked a friend in Australia to come to New Zealand. “... Need to smuggle in two witnesses into jail as my staff to witness my wedding.” Murray discussed wedding vows with the friend and acknowledged the secret marriage could jeopardise Reid’s appeal. “My heart says: ‘I should just do it’ but my head says: ‘Wait’.” A verdict in the case and the result of

her application will be given by Judge Russell Collins next month. Murray could also face a Law Society investigation. A spokesman from the society said he could not comment on individual lawyers but in general, the Law Society will look into any lawyer facing criminal charges. Yesterday in court Murray’s lawyer Alistair Haskett said the police search warrants did not identify informants and was wide-ranging. He said the evidence was obtained unlawfully and therefore could not be used in the hearing. Mr Haskett said police trawled through 12,500 text messages that went back as far as five months before Reid was allegedly caught with the phone inside Mt Eden Prison. Mr Haskett said there had been no evidence Reid had been texting Murray and her cellphone contained privileged messages between the lawyer and other clients. “It is important it is seen as it is – a lawyer using a tool we all use to communicate information with our clients.” But police prosecutor Anna Longdill

described the submissions as “nit-picking”. She said police applied for a broad search warrant to show the relationship between Murray and Reid went further than a lawyer and client. “It established a developing relationship.” She said Murray visited Reid 61 times while he was inside Paremoremo during a period of eight months and a further 19 visits to Mt Eden over six weeks. Ms Longdill said data from the prison showed Reid had called Murray 268 times. “Mr Reid hadn’t called anyone else – a very important piece of information – no one else.” She sad police had not breached any law and therefore the evidence could be used. Murray has described herself as an advocate for Reid who is serving a 23-year sentence for raping and killing deaf woman Emma Agnew in Christchurch in 2007, and the rape, attempted murder and robbery of a 21-year-old student in Dunedin nine days later. - APNZ


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It’s a boy for Britain’s Kate and William Prince William, his wife Kate and their new son spent their first night together last night after it was announced that Britain has a new future king. Cheering crowds rushed towards the gates of Buckingham Palace as it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had produced a healthy male heir weighing 8lbs 6oz (3.8kg). The as-yet unnamed baby is third in line to the throne and in the direct line of succession after the Queen’s eldest son and heir Prince Charles, and then his eldest son William. “We could not be happier,” William, the son of Charles and the late Princess Diana, said in a brief statement yesterday. US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle led international tributes to the “joyous occasion”, while Canada was the first to hail the birth among the 15 overseas realms to which the baby will be heir. Kate Middleton, 31, spent 10 hours in labour after she and William arrived at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm,” Kensington Palace said in a statement just over four hours after she gave birth. “The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.” It was in the same hospital wing that Princess Diana gave birth to William in 1982. Royal aides later placed a formal

bulletin on a gold easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace which said that both Kate and her son were “doing well”. Royal doctor Marcus Setchell added: “Wonderful baby. Beautiful baby”. The Queen, 87, said she was “delighted” while Prince Charles said he was overjoyed. British landmarks including the London Eye and BT Tower were lit in red white and blue to celebrate the baby’s birth while cannon fire will ring out across the capital today. Newspapers splashed the arrival over their front pages, with many saying simply: “It’s a boy”. The arrival of a royal baby and a new generation for the British monarchy had been hotly anticipated ever since the couple married in 2011 after a decade-long romance. The popular couple have been widely credited with revitalising “The Firm”, as the British royals are known, following decades of scandal and the death of Diana in a Paris car crash in 1997. The palace said the boy’s name would be revealed later, but he will be known as Prince of Cambridge. Bookmakers say the favourites are George and James, traditional names for a future monarch. William, also 31, has been on annual leave and will take two weeks paternity leave from his job as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot. The birth came later than widely expected, adding to the sense of

anticipation – as well as the frustrations of hundreds of members of the international media who waited outside the hospital for three weeks. Prince Charles said that he and his second wife Camilla were “overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild”. “It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” the 64-year-old heir to the throne said in a statement. “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.” The fact that it is a boy averted the need to rush through new succession laws across the 16 Commonwealth realms, which would mean that a royal princess could no longer be overtaken by any future younger brothers. Royal fanatics gathered in London could not hide their excitement. The new arrival is Queen Elizabeth’s third great-grandchild. British Prime Minister David Cameron said outside his Downing Street office that it was “wonderful news” for Britain. “It is an important moment in the life of our nation. A proud nation is celebrating with a very proud and happy couple,” Cameron said. - AFP

Crowds besiege palace A joyful crowd popped corks, cheered and strained to glimpse the official notice outside Buckingham Palace, after the birth of a baby boy, a future monarch, to Prince William and wife Kate. The centre of attention at the palace was a golden easel upon which royal officials placed the formal birth announcement yesterday. “We just wanted to mark the birth in our own way,” said Itsuki Kuroda, a Japanese man living in London, who came to get pictures of himself and his wife Kenta with their two-year-old daughter Akari, who was dressed in the red, white and blue of the Union Jack. “This boy’s going to be king one day – it’s historic!” Kenta said. Camera flashes lit up the evening scene outside the Queen’s official residence as dozens of people tried to immortalise the moment it was announced that

Rescuers have braved landslides and blocked roads to help victims of twin earthquakes in northwest China that killed 92 people and injured almost 600. The tremors in Gansu province – with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.6 – triggered landslides which buried often crudely constructed local houses, government-run broadcaster CCTV reported. Pictures from the scene showed simple buildings reduced to rubble, with pieces of corrugated metal roofing scattered over the wreckage. The government of Dingxi city in Gansu said on a social media account that 14 people - AFP remained missing. 

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By Jamie Gray Shares in Canterbury-based milk processor Synlait Milk ended their first day of trading on the NZX at a 54-cent, or a 24.5 per cent, premium to their $2.20 issue price, reflecting strong investor demand and a limited supply of stock. Synlait Milk shares debuted at $2.62 and went on to trade in a $2.61 to $2.90 range before finishing at $2.74. The initial public offer attracted strong support from institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and New Zealand

retail investors. China’s Bright Dairy will remain Synlait Milk’s cornerstone shareholder with a 39.1 per cent holding, down from 51 per cent before the offer. Japan’s Mitsui has a 8.4 per cent stake. The company’s chief executive John Penno said the successful initial public offer and share market float was “an endorsement of where we have got to and where we are going”. Holland’s Royal FrieslandCampina surprised the market by picking up a 7.5 per cent stake during the bookbuilding phase early this month, which may have added to the stock’s attraction.

“Having Royal FrieslandCampina on the register is impressive support, so some people seem to be taking heart from that,” Shane Solly, portfolio manager at Mint Asset Management, said. FrieslandCampina, with Bright Dairy, would represent a powerful investor base, he said. The offer was priced at the lower end of an indicative $2.05 to $2.65 price range but Penno told a news conference the company was more focused on getting a good share register together rather than pricing. “Price is important but ultimately we were not prepared to sacrifice the share register to get the ultimate

in price,” he said. Penno said the strong market price was a reflection of FrieslandCampina coming on board and unsatisfied retail demand. Rakaia-based Synlait Milk successfully raised $75 million in new capital from the IPO, which it said it would use to repay debt and help fund construction of a new lactoferrin extraction and purification facility, an onsite blending and consumer packaging plant, a new dry store, a quality testing laboratory, a butter plant and a new spray dryer. FrieslandCampina is one of the largest dairy co-operatives in the world and is an existing customer of Synlait

Milk. NZX chief executive Tim Bennett said the IPO showed that there was “strong underlying demand” from offshore for investments in the domestic agriculture sector. “We have had a very strong run of IPOs this year and the pipeline looks good,” Bennett told the news conference. The IPO process added 2296 new shareholders to Synlait Milk’s share register. The offer, which also allowed existing Synlait Milk shareholders to sell into, resulted in gross proceeds of $114 million. - APNZ

Waikato Wendy’s outlet First home buyers still sets global burger record a priority, Key says By Christopher Adams Kiwis have cemented their reputation as some of the world’s most voracious fast-food consumers with a newly opened Wendy’s outlet in Waikato selling 20,000 burgers in its first week of operation, setting a record for the global chain. The burger company says its Hamilton store, which opened in Frankton on July 11, served 10,000 customers during its maiden week, beating the previous weekly sales record by 6.7 per cent, or $12,000. A company spokeswoman declined to reveal the total sales figure, saying it was commercially sensitive. At the end of last year Wendy’s was operating 6560 restaurants in 28 countries around the world, according to its 2012 annual report. Other Wendy’s stores in New Zealand have also set global records for the brand. Its Palmerston North store set a record for first week sales when it opened in December last year and before that its Christchurch outlet, which closed after the February 22 earthquake, held the title. And fast food sales records are not isolated to Wendy’s in New Zealand. A Carl’s Jr store which opened in Henderson’s Lincoln Rd in November turned over almost $180,000 in its first week of operation – a world record for the brand which operates in

more than 20 countries. A hospitality industry report published by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand and the Auckland University of Technology this month showed takeaway sales hit nearly $1.5 billion last year, up from $1.36 billion in 2011. Takeaway sales have steadily increased in the past five years, with figures showing the 2012 total was 25 per cent higher than four years earlier. Restaurant Association chief executive Marisa Bidois said many Kiwis were choosing takeaways over restaurant meals to fit in with lower budgets. - APNZ

First home buyers remain “a priority” for the pressure on the Kiwi dollar, which would hurt government and “all tools have to be consid- exporters. ered” in balancing their needs with the Reserve “Even with LVRs introduced, interest rates Bank’s likely imposition of restrictions on home may ultimately rise anyway, but the intention lending for buyers with small deposits, says with these loan to value ratios is to provide Prime Minister John Key. the Reserve Bank with other tools to dampen Speaking to the Local Government New demand,” Key said. Zealand conference in Hamilton, Key appeared The international evidence, such as the housto accept the central bank was unlikely to heed ing value destruction caused when the US subhis earlier call to exempt first home buyers from prime mortgage bubble burst, showed how an unchecked housing bubble any restrictions on high loan could leave some borrowers to value ratio lending. “substantially overexposed in But he stopped short of overvalued market.” explicitly endorsing sugges‘Higher interest rates an“And we all know what haptions over the weekend by pens if those values start to Housing Minister Nick Smith would put upwards fall.” that one way to assist first pressure on the Kiwi “So, this issue is of serious home buyers would be to give concern. I remain of the view them greater access to funds dollar, which would that all tools have to be conin their KiwiSaver accounts. hurt exporters’ sidered. Demand-side issues Key backed the Reserve are largely the purview of the Bank’s concern about the RBNZ, which is independemerging housing bubble ent, and they will in the end and its desire not to react to have to make a decision. The that by raising interest rates Government is keen to see all New Zealanders unnecessarily. “Absent of any other alternative, then rapidly have the opportunity to buy a house.” He pointed specifically to the government’s increasing house prices may see the Reserve Bank raising interest rates, which will affect Housing Accords model, which intends to see everyone – all mortgage holders and businesses, a large increase in the number of houses whereever they are in the country, as well as the built in Auckland, where a lack of supply is pushing prices, and reforms to the Resource Government,” said Key. “That is certainly not in the best interests of Management Act to speed up the resource consents process. first home buyers. - BusinessDesk “And higher interest rates would put upwards

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Rapturous welcome for Pope fighting for “a new society”. Despite the heavy security, with 30,000 soldiers and police mobilised, several people were able to stop the Pope’s convoy and touch him through his open window. The pontiff, in Brazil to attend World Youth Day, an event expected to draw 1.5 million young Catholics, shook hands and kissed babies. The threat of danger was heightened when the army announced that soldiers had discovered an explosive device during a training session on Sunday in a bathroom at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Sao Paulo state, which the pope will visit today. The homemade device was destroyed and authorities said it was nowhere near the area where the Pope or pilgrims will congregate. The Pope, who carried his own luggage on to the papal plane, has come to Brazil to promote his vision of a more humble church. Excitement about his first overseas visit brought huge crowds into the streets, chanting “long live the Pope”, singing and waving the flags of Argentina and other countries. The Pope, first in a small fourdoor car and then an open-top jeep, waved at the crowd after deciding to leave his armoured “Popemobile” behind. “I have learned that, to gain access to the Brazilian people, it is necessary to pass through its great heart; so let me knock gently at this door,” Francis said at the governor’s palace. - AFP

him at a park in the southern city of Cordoba, a month after his wife had left him and moved to another city with the two youngsters. The 41-year-old former soldier, who has always proclaimed his innocence, was arrested 10 days later on suspicion of kidnapping.

“The truth is, I never thought to step outside and take a look at my chimney. Turns out it was smoking far more than most people’s chimneys. So I started taking more care with the way I burn. Now I have a cleaner, hotter fire (and happier neighbours too). I want to do the right thing. And I am!”

A poetry-writing suspected killer is being hunted by Japanese police after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village. The five victims represent a third of the population of the hamlet in western Yamaguchi prefecture, where police earlier found three corpses after two houses were burned to the ground. Investigators yesterday discovered the bodies of two more people, who reports said appeared to have been battered to death. All five victims were in their 70s or 80s. The chief suspect is a 63-year-old villager at whose home police found a “haiku” poem stuck to the window. The haiku reads: “Setting on fire – smoke gives delight – to a country fellow”.  - AFP

• Rhino gores man A rhinoceros gored a man to death as he fished in a river in southern Nepal in what experts say is a rare event. The 38-year-old was killed at the weekend by the animal in Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s biggest conservation area, located in the southern plains, police said yesterday. Although attacks on humans are common as deforestation forces wildlife to stray into villages, rhinos rarely kill people, an expert said. - AFP

• 19 dead in crash

A crowd of faithful cheer as Pope Francis rides through the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday.

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Man gets 40 years for murdering children A Spanish man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his two children, aged six and two, to take revenge on his wife for leaving him. Jose Breton said the children, Ruth who was the eldest and Jose, went missing on October 8, 2011, while on an outing with

• Hunt for killer

Police drained local ponds, dragged rivers and searched properties but failed to find any trace of the children. However, the investigation which has gripped Spain took a twist in August 2012 when two forensic scientists hired by the children’s mother deter -

mined that a mass of charred bones found in a homemade oven on a piece of land outside of Cordoba owned by Breton’s parents belonged to a two-yearold and six-year-old child. Police scientists had originally said the bones found in the furnace belonged to animals.

Forensics experts determined that the children were given tranquilisers but could not say if they were still alive when they were incinerated in the oven. The trial jury, made up of seven women and two men, found Breton guilty of murdering his young children on July

12. This weeky, a Cordoba court gave him a jail sentence of 40 years – 20 years for each murder. “The accused conceived of the idea of killing the children as revenge against his spouse,” the court wrote in its ruling. - AFP

Nineteen people have been killed and 20 hurt in a head on fiery crash between a double decker coach and a truck in central Thailand. “Altogether there are 19 dead – 18 died at the scene and another one died at the hospital,” an official from the national institute for emergency medicine in Bangkok said. She added that 20 people were injured in the crash in central Saraburi province. The bus, which was travelling from Bangkok to Roi Et in the northeast of the country, caught fire after the crash. Images from Thai television news showed the extent of the damage to the vehicle, which appeared to have been incinerated. Police, who have arrested the driver of the truck, said the crash was a head-on collision involving - AFP three vehicles. 

All our chimneys make a difference to our air. You can help clear the air with the following tips: 1. Go outside and check your chimney 2. Put your rubbish in the bin, not the fire 3. Use dry, seasoned wood only 4. Never burn treated wood 5. Don’t damp the fire down before you go to bed When your fire is well underway, all you should see is a thin wisp of smoke or no smoke at all.

If you see a smoky chimney call 0800 329 276 (privacy protected). AIR/6173/AG

The Pope got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of pilgrims as he arrived in Brazil on his first foreign trip as pontiff, but violent protests later swept the streets. The 76-year-old Argentine rode in a open-top Jeep through the centre of Rio de Janeiro yesterday, kicking off a week-long visit to a country whose Catholic numbers are slipping and in which economic progress has recently been joined by social unrest. Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, was cheered by throngs of the faithful, but police used tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades to disperse scores of rioters hurling firebombs after the Catholic leader met with President Dilma Rousseff at the state governor’s palace. AFP photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba, who was capturing the confrontation, was clubbed on the head by a riot policeman and received three stitches. Earlier police blocked access to the palace as hundreds of Anonymous “hacktivists” and gay militants rallied to denounce Rio state Governor Sergio Cabral’s policies as well as the $US53 million spent on the Pope’s landmark visit to the world’s most populous Catholic nation. Rousseff’s popularity has plunged in recent weeks, amid frustrations with corruption, poor public services and slowing economic growth. The leftist and Brazil’s first female president acknowledged the social discontent, saying Brazil’s youth was



ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 24, 2013


The condiment of contrasts By Daniel Neman, Toledo Blade


ellow, yet fiery. Smooth, yet piquant. Mustard is the condiment of contrasts. It is an essential element of, say, an elegant piece of sole with herb butter, but it is also perfectly at home squiggled on top of a hot dog. It’s the condiment that goes with everything – meat, fish, vegetables. And you can even eat the plant leaves. Mustard comes in practically every flavour you can imagine: but the kind we are going to focus on today is one of the most common and popular types, Dijon. Dijon mustard, from France’s Dijon region, is extremely smooth and almost creamy. It has a bit more bite than you find in the bright yellow mustard, but less heat than many of the other, more rustic mustards. It is always made using white wine and it usually has to be cooked to create it, which is not the case with many other mustards. It is also more versatile than most. Other mustards have straightforward uses; yellow mustard goes with a pastrami sandwich, grainy mustard is superb with German sausages. Dijon is great with these and more, but it can be used as an ingredient in cooking, too. It adds a rich undertone of warmth to a cream sauce, or a pungent depth to grilled meats. But don’t go overboard. Dijon mustard has such a forthright, dominating taste, it can blast away other ingredients in a dish unless it is used with discretion. That was a lesson I learned early, when I first began cooking with mustard. I would just smear Dijon mustard – maybe mixed with a little olive oil – on chicken and then sprinkle on some herbs before roasting it. The result wasn’t bad at all, but the mustard definitely stood out. In the years since then, I have learned to have a gentler hand with the Dijon. For a more ambitious dish, I tried chicken breasts with brandied mustard cream sauce from a recipe in the never-disappointing The Frog Commissary Cookbook. I was immediately attracted to the sauce, which includes brandy, Dijon mustard, cream and a healthy dose of vermouth. The dish was fabulous. But to be perfectly frank, anything made with that sauce would be fabulous. If you want that great sauce but you don’t want the extra calories from the butter, the dish would work just as well on chicken that had been grilled, baked or even steamed. Or try the sauce on veal or fish. Next up was an inspired pairing of grilled swordfish with a sauce of Dijon mustard, shallots and chives.

Swordfish is notable for its fresh sweetness, and the sharp flavours of the mustard, shallots and chives made an intriguing contrast. In fact, you’ll find a little pot of Dijon mustard is a good friend in the kitchen. Chicken a la dauphin

6 chicken thighs, with skin Salt and pepper 2 tsp oil 2 tsp Dijon mustard ¾ C dry white wine 2 sprigs thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried 1 tsp honey

• Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. • Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and brown chicken on both sides, beginning with the skin side. While the chicken browns, whisk together the mustard and the wine. • Using tongs, remove chicken to a platter and pour off oil and grease in the pan. • Add wine-mixture mix to hot pan, return chicken pieces and add thyme. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until chicken is done, about 30 minutes. Remove sprigs of thyme, return chicken to a clean platter, stir honey into jus until it dissolves, and serve chicken with the jus. • Serves: 3-6 people Chicken breasts with brandied mustard cream sauce

4 boneless chicken-breast halves, skinned ½ C flour seasoned with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper ¼ C butter (recipe follows) 2 tsp minced shallots ½ C dry vermouth 2 tbsp brandy 5 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 C heavy cream 2 tsp minced parsley


1 (1.8kg) boneless pork loin 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp chopped red onion 2 tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tbsp coarsely chopped rosemary leaves, plus a few sprigs for garnish

• Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. • Evenly rub the entire pork loin with the Dijon mustard, followed by the onion, salt, pepper and garlic. Make sure to really rub in the spices, and then sprinkle the rosemary evenly all over the top. • Place the pork in a roasting pan lined with a rack, and roast for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 150 degrees, and continue roasting until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 70, about 1 hour more. Transfer the pork to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

Slice and arrange on a platter garnished with rosemary sprigs. • Serves: 8 Grilled swordfish with mustard • •

5 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp white wine ½ C minced shallots ½ C chopped fresh chives ½ tsp white pepper 6 swordfish fillets Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for brushing

Jeanette Tarbotton Serving the ageing


espite much publicity lately it appears as if there are still some elderly people being captured in a scamming trap. Some believe that it is just a “computer thing” and don’t recognise the dangers. This is not the case as scamming can occur through the mail and even over the telephone. A simple definition of scamming is that it is a scheme designed to defraud or swindle by tricking anyone who can be attracted to the possibility of becoming rich. A recent television programme revealed that millions of dollars are being scammed out of pensioners each year through fake lotteries. In one case a 79-year-old man lost $20,000 after he sent cheques to the scammers to claim his prize while another man received 169 lottery scam letters in just one day. One of our major banks is so concerned about this issue that they have appointed a fraud co-ordinator to try track the perpetrators down. Evidence has shown that the scams ask for anything between $10 to $90 which is supposedly a processing fee to release funds that the victim has ‘won’ and once your name gets into their systems you are inundated with this mail. The best way to deal with this is to write RETURN TO SENDER on the envelope and put it in the post. Evidence has shown that these schemes can come from all over the world, even from reputable countries. It is well known that in many cases there is a criminal element involved. If you should happen to open one of these unsolicited letters don’t act on your own. Ask a family member or someone you can trust whether it is genuine. Dont get trapped into smart so called attractive offers, they will always be too good to be true. Age Concern will follow up any incidents that come to our notice. There are a lot of good things happening around us, don’t let the despicable things take over. Jeanette Tarbotton is a member of Age Concern

Preheat grill as hot as possible. Mix mustard, olive oil, white wine, shallots, chives and pepper in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and reserve. • Season fish all over with salt and pepper. Grill about 3 minutes per side, brushing with olive oil after turning. Transfer onto serving plates, spoon sauce onto plates and serve immediately. • Serves: 6 - SHNS

• Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour and shake off the excess. Heat the butter in a pan. Add the chicken and saute over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn the chicken and saute 3-5 minutes more or until just done. Remove from the pan and

Charming Thai Ashburton harming Thai Ashburton opened its doors on Friday the 30th July, 2004. Owners Ton and Patti Kittikote are proud to support local contractors and suppliers in bringing this delicious asset to the town. Together with their two children - Gina and Jinny, Ton and Patti enjoy the Mid Canterbury lifestyle and are keen members of the community through school, sports groups and the friends they make through the restaurant. As a chef at the busy Ironside restaurant in Christchurch, the couple felt they needed to bring Thai cuisine to Ashburton and with other business and management degrees between them, this was just the

keep warm in the oven. • Discard any butter left in the pan. Add the shallots, vermouth and brandy to the pan; turn the heat to high and reduce the liquid to 3 tablespoons while stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Whisk in the mustard. Add the salt, pepper and cream and cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is the consistency of a light gravy. Transfer the chicken from the oven to dinner plates, mask with the sauce, dust with parsley and serve at once. • Serves: 4 Rosemary dijon pork loin

Have you been caught?

dining out

challenge they were after. Charming Thai has grown to be one of Ashburton's top meal destinations, offering only the freshest ingredients and the best service in town. Charming Thai are proud to say no to MSG and most of their meals can be made gluten free for you. There are four variants of hotness: mild, medium, hot and Thai hot, for the more adventurous. Charming Thai chefs are brought over from Thailand from 5 star hotels and resorts, to ensure authenticity and top quality dishes. Although some pastes and spices need to be sourced from Thailand, the restaurant uses local vegetables and meat, in season for the freshest taste.

Charming Thai Testimonials



My partner and I have been a few times to Charming Thai restaurant and we love it. The decor is lovely, the staff are very friendly and the food is delicious.

I recommend Charming Thai without reservation, the food is wonderful, the selection on the menu kept everyone happy. Great value for money, Ton and the team are very helpful and friendly. Super food and excellent hosts.

Sue and Gary Cardigan


Charming Thai has become a Sunday night ritual for us whether it be dine in or takeaway. We are never anything other than completely satisfied with the food and service Ton and his team deliver and we have raved about Charming Thai to everyone we know! Sue and Gary.

Best Thai Ever! I have been here lots of time and the food and service are great and fast. My favourite would be the Satay Chicken. Make sure you come and try this if you are in Ashburton.

Sonja Mckurow


Colleen Boulton


I love coming to Charming Thai, Good value for money, very good hosts, delicious food, great platters.

One of my favourite places to dine, food is delicious, service is fantastic and we always have our meal on the table within 15 minutes. Superb!

We have dined in and have taken away and every time the food has always been consistent, delicious and very filling. The staff are always very friendly and polite, also there are many choices for children which can be hard to find in Thai restaurants. Highly recommend Charming for a great night out with friends or with family.

Fantastic, love the fresh food, great for takeaway tea the meals are huge, in fact my husband and I can normally share one! Great value for money and definitely traditional Thai food, cooked to perfection.

To start your wonderful Thai experience with Charming Thai book today!

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Charming Thai Restaurant is an excellent and unique Thai restaurant in Ashburton. In our menu, you will find a variety of distinctive tastes, ranging from the north to the south and from the west to the east of Thailand.

Brewed coffee at the peak of freshness served by experienced, friendly staff This multi award winning cafe is now open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. With delicious new meals to warm your heart and soul and its relaxing atmosphere, Nosh Cafe is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends.

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Bookings essential phone 03 307 8887

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Noticeboard bUilDing SySteMS a DMiniStr ator In this full-time position your daily duties will vary from assisting and supervising a small administration team, monitoring and reporting our system compliance, facilitating and introducing refinements into our business processes. You will play a key role in ensuring our system continues to comply with legislation and our ongoing accreditation assessments so previous experience in administration of International Accreditation New Zealand requirements would be of advantage, though not necessary.

Tender documents are available from the Ashburton District Council, P O Box 94, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton - Phone (03) 307 7700, Fax (03) 308 1836. All inquiries should be directed to Brian Fauth, Roading and Street Services Manager. Tenders close with the Chief Executive, Ashburton District Council, P O Box 94, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton, at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 6 August 2013.

Not only will you have an eye for accuracy and a friendly confidence to answer customer queries, you will also need to enjoy working within a busy interdependent team which has statutory timeframes to meet.

a SHbUrton DiStriC t liCenCing CoMMit tee

UPCoMing PUbliC MeetingS - JUly / aUgUSt 2013 All meetings are open to the public unless specified and residents are welcome to attend. thursday 25 July Finance & Community Services Committee – 1.30pm

Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Sale anD SUPPly oF alCoHol aCt 2012 aPPliCationS For CoMMittee MeMberS Ashburton District Council is appointing a District Licensing Committee (DLC) to deal with alcohol licensing matters within our district. The new Act requires the Committee to be established by 18 December 2013. The Council has recently appointed a Commissioner and is now seeking applications for at least 3 committee members.

thursday 1 august Council Meeting – 1.30 pm

A briefing document is available online which outlines the competencies, experience and requirements committee members must meet. The new Act requires members to have experience relevant to alcohol licensing matters but excludes those who have an actual or perceived connection with the alcohol industry and certain other nominated occupations.

thursday 5 august Methven Community Board – 1.30 pm

Technical guidance and training will be provided to ensure you understand the new regulatory framework and the role you will play within it.

thursday 15 august Operations Committee – 1.30pm

Committee members will be remunerated in accordance with the new Act. Applications which include a cover letter outlining your experience against the necessary competencies and a CV containing at least two referees will be accepted online or by post to People & Capability Manager, Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7700.

thursday 22 august Environmental Services Committee - 1.30pm 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

Cle an He at libr ary SeSSion


Tenders are invited for the chip resealing of approximately 50 km of both rural roads and urban streets in the Ashburton District. The work includes minor smoothing and seal texturizing as preseal repairs, approximately 3,300m2 of asphalt paving and approximately 380,000m2 of chip sealing with a variety of binders and treatments.

To be successful, you will need to be a great communicator with transferable skills gained from previous experience working in a quality system environment, auditing business systems or ensuring compliance within a legislative environment. Strong administration and computer skills are the key as your building knowledge will develop through exposure and 3 july 2013 training.

Our district will provide you and your family a lifestyle unrivalled by most; apply online with a CV and cover letter by 29 July 2013 to make the most of this unique opportunity.


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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 1.00pm on the following dates:

applications close 29 July 2013.

l aUriSton Fire Station oPening – CoMMUnit y invitation Lauriston Volunteer Rural Fire Force and the Ashburton District Council invite members of the community to the opening of the new fire station at 19 Lauriston Barrhill Road on Sunday 28th July. The event will commence at midday, with a barbecue lunch provided from 12.30pm. This will be followed by the formalities and children’s activities. All welcome.

• Thursday 25 July 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 options that are 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


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BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet CONTAINERS for sale or food. Call Nick’s Pet Food hire, ex shipping: general 0272-101-621 A/H 03-322and insulated. Sidelifter 7626. available for delivery. – Wilson Bulk Transport, CALF SHED BEDDING. Phone 308-7772. Premium wood mulch chipped from the outside edges of our logs. GRAZING Guaranteed 100% wood and contaminant free. NO GRAZING wanted for 200 DEMOLITION MATERIALS here. Adams dairy heifers from July to used Malcolm May 2014. Phone Greg 027 Sawmilling, 378 6314. Canterbury McDowell Road - Ph 3083595. Grazing Ltd.

HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460

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READYMADE CALF SHELTERS HEN HOUSES - PUMP SHEDS. Sturdy well built sheds made to last. Choice of colours and sizes as we make to order. Your readymade specialists Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 3083595. Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm Sat 8am-12 noon.

MEETINGS, EVENTS ASHBURTON Society of Arts. Winter show Short St Studio. Starts Saturday, July 20 for 9 weeks. Open: Mon, Wed, Sat 10am - 2pm. Ph 308 4533.

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Actors Wanted! Methven Theatre Company invites budding and experienced actors to audition for this year’s show. ‘Happy Coupling’ is a New Zealand comedy with punch!

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Be part of this hilarious show which will stage 9-12 October in Methven. Audition Details: Sunday 4 August, 1pm-4pm


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William Woods Happy 5th Birthday to our big boy. Have fun at school. Love always Mum, Dad and all the family. xx

Please note change of venue - Mt Hutt College Hall, Methven Successful actors need to attend a call back between 5pm and 7pm that day. To register your interest in auditioning, please contact Wayne Pannett 0278 138 016, Alister Body 0274 923 997 or Tammy Dickson on 027 407 1501 by Sunday 28 July.


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Congratulations on your graduation from Ruma Whakawhanui – The Extension Room. Happy birthday and happy school days from all your friends and teachers at Childs Play Preschool, Tinwald.

SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. For professional window tinting of homes, offices and vehicles. UV (fading) privacy, glare and heat control. Phone your only local applicator, Craig Rogers 307-6347. Member of Master Tinters NZ.


MOTORING WHEEL Alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. – Phone 308-6737.

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Ryan Ledingham Happy 3rd Birthday Ryan. Hope you had a great day. Love always Mum, Dad and Emma.

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IT Systems Analyst

» Machine Operators/Drivers

We are seeking an experienced IT Systems Analyst to join our organisation.

Rooney Earthmoving is one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors specialising in earthworks and civil projects. The organisation employs over 215 staff and operates a significant fleet of heavy machinery in the central South Island.

Key duties in this diverse role include • Primary contact for all IT support requirements (desktops/servers/software). • Liaising with and escalating issues to our third party support providers. • Completing routine maintenance including backups and managing disaster recovery plan. • Providing Tier 1/Tier 2 technical desktop support to our 50 users across the network. • Maintaining the PBX and telephone systems.

The company is currently looking for

Skills and experience required • Minimum 3-5 years experience in Information Technology roles. • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or certification (e.g. MCTS/MCSA/MCITP). • Experience providing Tier 1/Tier 2 support to users. • Experience with Windows Server (2008 R2). Windows 7, Microsoft Systems Centre, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, DNS, DPM, TMG/ISA. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting EA Networks’ IT systems, as such you must be confident and able to work independently and autonomously. EA Networks offers an interesting and varied role for the successful applicant. This is a great opportunity to join a stable and successful local company and make a difference that will be recognised.

» Experienced Scraper Operators. » Skilled Dump Truck Drivers. Applicants should possess: • A good work ethic • Be capable of working unsupervised • Maintain regular attendance • Be a team player • Be prepared to work overtime as required • Hold the required licences

To apply for this role please send your resume to;

These positions are based at the Ashburton Branch and reporting to the Area Manager.

Applicants need to apply to:

quoting ref EA122

The Area Manager, PO Box 403, Ashburton.

Loader Driver


An opportunity exists in our engine reconditioning workshop for an experienced Automotive Machinist/Engineer.

required to screen shingle etc.

We are seeking a versatile, motivated individual with a mature outlook. A level of competence on machines associated with automotive engineering is required.

Truck and trailer licenses required.

We offer a challenging variety of work and competitive remuneration.

Phone 302 8039.

If you like to be considered for this position, please send your application and CV to – Peter Blacklow G.J. Blacklows and Co Ltd P.O. Box 135 Ashburton 7740 Or – Email:

Methven Shingle Supplies

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Applications close August 8, 2013

phone 307 7900

Women’s Fashion Sales Person We have an exciting position available in our Women’s Fashion area. If you enjoy people, clothing and fashion, want to work for a well established company and to be part of a fun, dedicated, talented team we want to hear from you. At Sparrows our clothing and customer service is what sets us apart and we are looking for a person who has the ability to understand customer needs and will ensure their in-store experience is a memorable one. Hours are flexible, however will include rostered weekend hours. If this sounds like you then please email your CV to

Office Junior We are seeking a bright, outgoing and eager to learn Office Junior to join our firm. The successful applicant will possess: • • • •

A pleasant personality An excellent telephone manner Accuracy in message taking Word processing skills to a high standard

You will be working in a busy environment and be expected to handle telephone enquiries, reception work, typing and general office duties. This is an entry level position with opportunities for an aspiring legal secretary or a person wishing to pursue a career as a legal executive (involving qualification at tertiary level). Please apply in your own handwriting, enclosing a copy of your CV, to The Office Manager Argyle Welsh Finnigan Solicitors PO Box 454 Ashburton 7740 Or email: Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, July 26, 2013.

Cook/Kitchen Staff Required

Looking for the ideal part-time driving job?

We require someone to help our existing team to cater for our live in staff during the silage season running October 2013 to March 2014

We need school bus drivers!

General cooking abilities required, experience cooking for large numbers would be helpful but not necessary.

Driving a school bus is very rewarding and allows you plenty of time to follow other pursuits in between daily trips.

Working weekends will be required on a roster system.

We currently have vacancies within our company for School Bus Drivers in the Ashburton area.

Must have own transport

Assistance may be available for suitable applicants to obtain the required licences. For further information, please direct enquiries to: The Manager Pearsons Coachlines Ltd 403 West Street Ashburton Email: (03) 308 2992 or 021 344 647 Website:

Full Time Cleaner/Groomer A full time cleaner/groomer required for our tractor division on short term contract. HT license and some mechanical expertise would be beneficial.

Possibility of flexible hours depending on applicants. For more information please call 03 302 5890 Please apply by email to

Experienced Car Painter Experienced car painter required on a short term contract to restore some classic Ford cars and tractors. Email your CV to Peter Gluyas: Or phone 307 5800


Email your CV to Peter Gluyas: Or phone 307 5800

Gluyas Ag Centre ASHBURTON

Skilled trades people and labourers required for local mid Canterbury landscape business. Please call Shannon on 027 876 2544 for details of positions available immediate start required.

After School Care: Wednesdays and Thursday, Five hours per week, three children, aged 8, 5 & 3 Own vehicle required

Please call Amanda 021 688 015

We would like to employ a new team member who can work at least 20 hours per week. The successful applicant should have the following skills: • The ability to complete accounts through to finalising • The ability to interact well with other people • Process GST returns • A good knowledge of farming practices and terms • Knowledge of FBT and payroll would be an advantage We can offer the successful applicant: • A competitive wage • Flexible hours • Centrally located office • The advantages of working in a small office structure

Applications to Falloon & Co Ltd P O Box 103 Ashburton E-mail

Ph: (03) 308 6011 email:


We have a fixed term position available in our busy garden department starting early August – February 28, 2014. The position is full time, Tuesday – Saturday roster. This position does require some lifting therefore a level of fitness is required. The person we are looking for will need to be focused on customer service, be a keen gardener and be able to work in a team. If you think you have these attributes, we would like to hear from you. Please send your c.v. and covering letter to: or post to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740. Applications remain confidential and close on Thursday, August 1, 2013.


9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 12noon. ST DAVID’S CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMME. For 5-12 years, cost $2.50 per child per day, no bookings needed. Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am. ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Monthly Social meeting, Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock St. 1.15pm. TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome, Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton Hall, Harrison Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Entries, set subject Sepia Image, Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - JULY 25 9.00am-4.00pm.

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 - 12noon. ST DAVID’S CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMME. For 5-12 years, cost $2.50 per child per day, no bookings needed. Allens Road, Allenton. 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. 10.30am. MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. New Comers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Ashburton. 10.30am. ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. Make Hairy Maclary, a birthday card. Childrens Library, Havelock St. 10.30am - 3.30pm. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Christmas decorations. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 12.30pm. M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 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. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - beginners welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St. 2.00pm. TINWALD GARDEN CLUB. Gaye Henderson. Hellabores, Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 2.00pm. R.S.A. WOMENS SECTION. Social afternoon with entertainment. R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, Creek Road.


Silver Ferns on a netballing merry-go-round By Dana Johannsen The defection of Magic stars Laura Langman and Irene van Dyk has set in motion an intriguing player merry-go-round in the transtasman league. After weeks of rumours of a player walkout brewing at the Magic, it was confirmed at the weekend that Langman had signed with the Northern Mystics, while van Dyk is to link up with the Central Pulse. Having lost two of their “big four”, the Magic are now scrambling to keep star defensive duo Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin from following their Silver Ferns team-mates out the door. With some of New Zealand’s most valuable netball commodities on the market for the first time in over six seasons, it has left several imports shopping around for new franchises. The arrival of Langman at the Mystics casts doubt on whether the Auckland side will have enough room in their budget for Australian international Julie Corletto. The star defender crossed the Tasman this year, joining her husband, Daryl, a shooting guard for the NZ Breakers. He still has another year to run on his contract with the Breakers and Corletto is said to be keen to remain in Auckland. But the Mystics, who are searching for a naming rights sponsor after their five-year partnership with LG ended this season, need to weigh up whether they can afford the athletic defender, who has ongoing injury concerns. Mystics coach Debbie Fuller believes that in Langman they have secured the key piece of the puzzle that was missing this year. Having also re-signed captain Maria Tutaia, Anna Harrison and Kayla Cullen for the 2014 season, the Mystics have a strong core to build the team around. “Now that we’ve got Laura we’re reassessing whether that import spot should be utilised. “It’s good to know with Anna, Kayla, Maria and now Laura we’ve got a lot of strength there and now we need to look where our priorities lie,” she said. Confident in the development of some of their young defensive talent, the Auckland side are likely to first look at shoring up their attacking end, with Silver Ferns Cathrine Latu and Grace

Laura Langman: Signed with the Northern Mystics for next season. Rasmussen top of their list. Australian shooter Caitlin Thwaites is also on the lookout for another franchise after van Dyk’s move to the Pulse. Thwaites has been linked with the Vixens and the Swifts, but where she winds up may depend on where veteran shooter Catherine Cox decides to go. Cox, who is off-contract with the Fever, has been tipped to follow former coach Julie Fitzgerald to the Magic, but is believed to be more likely to sign with either the Sydney or Melbourne teams. That raises the possibility that Thwaites could be targeted by the Magic. Former Silver Ferns Liana Leota and Joline Henry are among the invited trialists at Netball New Zealand’s selection camp next month.

The national selectors yesterday confirmed the 24 players who have been invited to try for positions in the Silver Ferns and national accelerant squads. Along with the current members of the two squads, seven further players have been invited to try out - Leota, Henry (Pulse), Jane Watson (Tactix), Rachel Rasmussen, Courtney Tairi, Phillipa Finch (Steel), and former Pulse midcourter Katarina Cooper, who sat out the 2013 season with a knee injury. Leota and Henry will be eyeing a return to the Silver Ferns test side for September’s Constellation Cup series against Australia. There will be at least two spots up for grabs, with incumbents Harrison (pregnant) and Bailey Mes (knee injury) to miss the international season. - NZH

Khawaja chasing big hundreds By Ben Horne Usman Khawaja admits he hasn’t been hard enough on himself in his pursuit of big hundreds. Khawaja spent two years out of the Australian team, and in his return at Lord’s he played a sloppy shot to get out in the first innings before making a fighting 54 in the second. But the 26-year-old said he needed to be stricter on himself and not accept 50s and 60s as good scores. Khawaja is looking to cement his place at No.3, a position that sums up Australia’s failings over the past few years. Shaun Marsh in Sri Lanka 2011, is the only Australian No.3 out of eight candidates to have scored a hundred since Ricky Ponting moved from the pivotal first-drop position in 2011. Khawaja knows he needs to be the next. “I played five games last year of Shield cricket for Queensland. “I scored a hundred and a couple of 80s. I missed a few hundreds. So I probably wasn’t hard enough on myself personally,” Khawaja said. “I can’t speak for other players. I know it frustrates me to hell getting 50s and 60s. “You do all the hard work and it’s probably the best time to bat. “Obviously it’s up to the individual in terms of batting and trying to go big. Putting that onus on themselves. “Ever since I got dropped from Australia a couple of years ago it’s been up and down, trying to find my way back. “I feel like I’m in a good place now. Hopefully I can make some of those starts into big scores.” However, Khawaja admitted

Usman Khawaja: One of the few Aussie batsmen to score runs. that in many ways, there’s no quick fix for Australia. While England boast 628 caps between them, Australia share just 298. Khawaja doesn’t believe the Sheffield Shield competition is a factor in poor performance, but says you can’t buy experience. “There’s been a lot of nice performances over the last couple of years. “It probably hasn’t been as consistent or everyone doing it at

the same time,” he said. “We’ve got a young side. I think eventually you’ll find players finding their feet. “I think the (Shield) schedule was alright last year and I think it’s getting better this year. “I’ve got no complaints about it.” Khawaja replaced Ed Cowan in the line-up for the Lord’s Test and will get another chance to spend time in the middle in Australia’s three-day tour match against Sussex starting on Friday.- AAP


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2 2164P Rosetown Joe m (4) 70..................C Perrett 3 66612 Tallentire dm (2) 68.5......................S Phelan 4 33237 Dane Ruler tdm (5) 67.................. M Mitchell 5 x0123 At The Top tdm (6) 66...................... I Lupton 6 Px54L Smoke tdm (1) 65.5..............G Walsh 7 x951L O’Connor m (3) 65.5.......A Kuru (1.5) 8 x5L17 Roberty Bob d (8) 65............ C Studd 4 2.05pm K E HILL CONTRACTING MAIDEN 1150 $7000, MAIDEN, 1150m 1 2 Passing Parade b (2) 58.5............ O Bosson 2 05x85 He’s Myn (10) 58.5.................... M Cameron 3 Vanilla Lad (7) 58.5..........................S Collett 4 9x Wickedly (1) 58.5.........................C Dell (a1) 5 Better Keep Up (4) 58.5........... P Turner (a1) 6 Metallic (11) 58.5.........................D Johnson 7 77 Waitoa (12) 58.5..........................B Lammas 8 92 Alice Web Ellis (8) 56.5...........K Chiong (a4) 9 45549 Pantana b (5) 56.5...................B Hutton (a3) 10 77x80 Miss Zeta (6) 56.5..................... T Wenn (a4) 11 8x Oceana Sands (3) 56.5................... S Spratt 12 8970x The Daughter (9) 56.5..................... C Grylls 5 2.40pm SUZUKI MAIDEN 1350 $7000, MDN, 1350m 1 0x503 Kontiki (5) 58.5.............................. O Bosson 2 6 Flash Forward (3) 58.5....................S Collett 3 9 Chequesinthemail (7) 58.5................ L Innes 4 388x9 Longview (4) 58.5..................... T Wenn (a4) 5 60x Sir Al Syd b (10) 58.5.......... R Hutchings (a) 6 0x09 Sugar Daddy (6) 58.5..................C Dell (a1) 7 000x9 Wayward Wonder (15) 58.5.............R Jones 8 63652 Stella (1) 56.5..........................B Hutton (a3)

8 0x948 Caradonna (1) 56.5..................B Hutton (a3) 9 66047 Blackwood (14) 56.5.......................... D Hain 9 57 Leaper Faith (8) 56.5................. M Cameron 10 80x65 Cartelora (2) 56.5.......................M Sweeney 10 Itsaarun (3) 56.5......................R Smyth (a3) 11 8699x All Of The Lights (12) 56.5......... M Cameron 12 8x9 Hidden Secret (8) 56.5.................... C Grylls 8 4.25pm THANK YOU ST JOHN PAEROA VOLUNTEERS 13 89x08 Rusta (13) 56.5............................D Johnson RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1670m 14 00. Simone (11) 56.5...................B Lammas 1 x6428 Black Attack mb (3) 59................. O Bosson 15 00x0 Te Atatu Princess (9) 56.5................. M Hills 2 22221 King Panamera m (11) 59........R Smyth (a3) 6 3.15pm GOLD FM RATING 65 2100 $7000, Rating 65 3 31902 Cardon Boy m (8) 58.5................B Lammas 4 71033 Edward The Eighth m (6) 58.5.P Turner (a1) Benchmark*, 2100m 5 74410 Wrecking Crew (14) 58.5... L Magorrian (a4) 1 3331 Real Treasure m (1) 70.5...M Roustoby (am) 6 08506 Ruby Lips (16) 58............................ C Grylls 2 0x812 Atomic Road m (6) 69.5.......S MacNab (am) 7 84439 I Chianti (10) 57.5 3 1734F Montopoli (8) 69.5..............M Northcott (am) 8 0x150 Pioneer 57.5................................. Scratched 4 9Px85 Bobby (4) 67........................ L Wheeler (am) 9 74154 Maeve Davone 57......................... Scratched 5 7x003 Kokanee Gold tm (5) 67........... S Wenn (am) 10 76x6P Currency Spike 57........................ Scratched 6 9x07x Candidly (7) 66.5...................B Ropiha (am) 11 8316x Ashley (12) 56.5............................... S Spratt 7 x9565 Keepa Lady m (3) 66.5...............A Tata (am) 12 9x564 All About Fun m (2) 56...............M Sweeney 8 36564 King Piccolo (11) 66.5...............K Hillis (am) 13 81900 Hardtaluva (15) 55.5........................S Collett 9 05777 Raisafuasho (9) 66.5.............. (am) 1 J McKay 2 3 14 10565 Smuckers 4 6 7M Hills (7)5 55................................. 10 64700 Sneaky Shan d (10) 66.5....... A Barlow (am) 15 8x344 Go Paddy m (9) 55.5................. M Cameron 11 28476 C’mon (2) 66.5...................... C Rusling (am) 16 x3826 Seams Like Magic (1) 54.8.... R Hutchings (a) 12 24008 Now Weretalkin’ (12) 66.5....M Fenwick (am) 44030 Postage m (4) 55.5......................D Johnson 7 3.50pm GOLDDIGGERS PAEROA MAIDEN 2100 $7000, 17 18 9x005 Ballypiper (13) 54 MDN, 2100m 9 10 19 x9860 Rockonby 55................................. Scratched 1 45x62 Beau Ransom (7) 58.5................ B Lammas 20 59x07 So Bling m (5) 55 2 40362 Istimagic (2) 58.5.................. M Cheung (a4) Em: Go Paddy, Seams Like Magic, Postage, Ballypiper, 3 734 Tequila At Midnite (10) 58.5......A Jones (a4) Rockonby, So Bling 4 60630 Lochwood (6) 58.5............................. M Hills Blinkers on : Rusta (R5), Hardtaluva (R8) Blinkers off: Pantana, The Daughter (R4), 5 60x80 Jachil (4) 58.5.................. K Kalychurun (a3) 11 Hidden Secret (R5), C’mon (R6)12 Winkers on: Stella (R5) Winkers off : Wayward 6 0x825 Chloe Keeper (5) 56.5................... R Norvall Wonder (R5) Pacifiers on: The Daughter (R4) Pacifiers off : Oceana Sands (R4) 7 x9943 Saucy Penny (9) 56.5...................... C Grylls

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Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Jul 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14; 15 and 16 Trebles : 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 14, 15 and 16 1 12.09pm (NZT) ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 24234 Thunder Time nwtd G &............. Sarah Ross 2 4 Magherafelt nwtd........................ B Johnston 3 74432 Sedgebrook Glory nwtd.......................F Kite 4 45723 Another Stone nwtd...................J McInerney 5 32 Addicted nwtd...................................L Ahern 6 Magic Tobin nwtd U &................. McCracken 7 74856 Intense Zoom nwtd......................J McArthur 8 35443 Groovy Leo nwtd........................J McInerney 9 77 All The Milk nwtd...............................G Quirk 10 785 Crazy Katie nwtd....................... S Gommans 2 12.29pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 Samy Louise nwtd....................... K Hanover 2 53238 Cool Heir nwtd U &..................... McCracken 3 55674 Fantas Fiction nwtd..........................S Fagan 4 64262 Cuts Deep nwtd............................P Blanche 5 43354 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 6 4766x Knocka Off Time nwtd.................G M Clarke 7 58524 All For One nwtd........................J McInerney 8 No No Romeo nwtd..........................G Quirk 9 77 All The Milk nwtd...............................G Quirk 10 768F5 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 3 12.47pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 520m 1 35363 Versatile Richie nwtd........................T Agent 2 46845 Billy Holmes nwtd.......................G M Clarke 3 F2536 Miss Sara nwtd.................................L Ahern 4 23453 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 5 88775 Seconds Good nwtd.................A Duganzich 6 32221 Another Another (c1) nwtd.........J McInerney 7 68757 Looptastic nwtd........................T McCracken 8 47855 Jimmy Buffett nwtd K &......................Phillips 9 58577 Cluain Meala nwtd...................... B Johnston 4 1.04pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 305m 1 27138 Judy In Disguise 18.02...............R N Maisey 2 88482 Black Mercedes 17.85.............. S Gommans 3 43317 Homebush Diamond 18.00........J McInerney 4 45243 Jager 17.94.................................G M Clarke 5 25737 Asia Ostee nwtd............................... M Mann 6 66312 Uno Orange 17.63...........................S Maher 7 64863 Opawa Crusher nwtd........................... J Udy 8 57286 Sedgebrook Lad 18.06........................F Kite

9 77767 Amicus Curiae nwtd.......................... C Clark 10 55888 Imagination nwtd......................... T M Furner 5 1.22pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1 C1, 305m 1 56457 Viohlay 18.05....................................T Agent 2 55562 Bearly Possible nwtd............................ J Udy 3 62856 Kate Rose 17.96.......................... C D Brider 4 45785 Riba Lorda 17.73........................G M Clarke 5 47685 Bubble Ostee nwtd.......................... M Mann 6 11451 Snuffalopogas 17.53.........................L Ahern 7 68885 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 8 78x53 Jimmy The Buck 18.03................. P Denbee 9 74876 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 10 36588 Tanybryn 18.02 L &............................. Morris 6 1.39pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 1 64357 Opawa Black nwtd B &................. G Atwood 2 57756 Sydenham Bubbles 17.51...........G M Clarke 3 35886 Lavender Sal 17.85....................... P Denbee 4 55413 Supreme Shelleen 17.78...........J McInerney 5 15221 I’m A Catch 17.59 L &........................ Morris 6 11361 Sophie’s Terra nwtd C &..................... Fagan 7 34588 Red Hot Dutch 18.26.................. S Drysdale 8 788x7 Bo Woo nwtd.................................... M Mann 9 77767 Amicus Curiae nwtd.......................... C Clark 10 8x887 Fawn Allegro 18.08..........................P Knight 7 1.57pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C1 C1, 520m 1 53546 Belldeen 30.24..........................A Duganzich 2 66421 Ellie Waves nwtd C &.......................... Fagan 3 33764 Darby Lane nwtd L &.......................... Morris 4 22247 Big Girl Welshy 30.23................J McInerney 5 2x112 Graduation 30.34..............................L Ahern 6 67614 Opawa Jen nwtd..............................S Maher 7 16725 Sue Sews Socks 30.65............. T Mischefski 8 54537 Belle Cadeau 30.76.........................H S Kite 9 53853 Time For What nwtd.......................M Gowan 10 54855 Runs Like Al nwtd........................ C D Brider 8 2.15pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 1 44548 Gina Mac 17.71...........................J McArthur 2 65451 Another Drink 18.11...................J McInerney 3 33711 Sydenham Opal (c2) 17.89.........G M Clarke 4 86755 Flayosc nwtd............................... T M Furner 5 23343 Scarilicious 18.03 L &......................... Morris 6 24144 Sectioned 17.89.......................... M Goodwin 7 22822 Working Waikato 17.75.................. D Donlon 8 77753 Homebush Cindy 17.97...................P Knight 9 78775 Homebush Julie 18.55.............. S Gommans 10 86867 Kiwi Ranger 18.15...............................F Kite

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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) Fair Go. (T) Showtime. (New, PGR, T) New Zealand reality series. 8.30 One Born Every Minute. (T) Two very differently romantic couples and two dads from tough upbringings who want better lives for their sons. 9.30 Hoarding: Buried Alive. (T) Extreme hoarder Mary Thompson is in denial while Anne Thomas fears she’s passing down her compulsion to son Brendan.

10.35 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.05 Hit And Miss. (PGR) 12.05 Attitude. (R, T) 12.45 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.10 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)

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Friends. (G, R, T) Neighbours. (G, T) Shortland Street. (T) Two And A Half Men. (PGR, T) The Neighbors. (G, T) The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, T) When the girls’ trip to Vegas falls through, the guys invite them to a Dungeons & Dragons date night that causes Sheldon and Amy’s relationship to take an unexpected turn. 2 Broke Girls. (PGR, T) Devious Maids. (T) Supernatural. (AO, T) Are You There, Chelsea? (PGR)

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FOUR 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) A social worker sets out to help the Simpsons after a domestic violence charge, but he is horrified when the Vegas wives of Homer and Ned unexpectedly come to Springfield. 7.30 Glee. (PGR, R) The New Directions pay homage to the movie Saturday Night Fever by grooving to disco-infused dance numbers. 8.30 Grimm. (AO) Nick and his mother team up to fight the Mauvais Dentes, and

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11.35 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G) 12.35 Home Shopping. (G) 1.35 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.05 Home Shopping. (G)

details about Juliette’s affliction come to light as Monroe and Rosalee race against the clock to save her. American Horror Story: Asylum. (AO) Lana plans an escape from Briarcliff, and enlists Grace’s help. The Event. (AO, R) Thomas shares the message he received with Sophia, Diane Geller and other Sleepers. Entertainment Tonight. (G) Infomercials. (G)


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Deal Or No Deal. (G) Millionaire Hot Seat. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. Mythbusters. (PGR) Elementary. (AO) Sherlock agrees to take a case from a man claiming to be Moriarty, hoping it will bring him closer to finding his nemesis. 9.30 Game Of Thrones. (AO) Arya has a surprise visitor. 10.40 Back Benches. (PGR) Wallace Chapman and Damian Christie welcome a panel of sitting MPs from a variety of parties to come together to discuss political issues.




6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 The Doctors. (G) 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. (G) 2.00 Cops LAC. (PGR, R) 3.00 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, R) Six contestants take turns in the hot seat answering questions of varying difficulty in the quest to win $1 million. 3.30 Getaway. (G, R) Enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of your chair as the Getaway team takes you to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News.





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Sarah Ross 8 458x5 Red Herring 17.90.......................J McArthur 22 14 4.00pm GARY PEACOCK REMEMBRANCE C2 HEAT 9 78775 Homebush Julie 18.55.............. S Gommans 10 37787 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 2 C2q, 305m 23 1 32787 Sydilicious 17.84................................. R Udy 10 2.50pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C1 C1, 305m 2 51575 Wunya 18.34..............................J McInerney 1 53521 Kim Dotcom (c2) 17.82.....................T Agent 3 11223 Dum Diddly Do 17.95................. G Holswich 2 33211 Mamalulu nwtd C &............................ Fagan 4 34365 Furious Response 18.05...................... L Bell 3 33361 Creme Da Genes 17.72....................L Ahern 5 78278 Okuku Lilly nwtd.............................. R Casey 4 67345 Sub Silentio nwtd.........................B Goodwin 17.62...........................W 5 63582 Dolly Wind 18.08 1. Vegetable (9) 6 8646x My Bad 2. Jonny Expanse of water (3) Kite Shane 17.63 B &.(5) ............. G Atwood (3) 7 44361 Groovy 6 73257 Homebush Anabel 18.12.................. C Clark 8. —de Janeiro 3. Frilled lace 8 57623 Gone Awol 17.74.......................J McInerney 7 24576 Homebush Coco 17.83..............J McInerney 9. Disastrous (6) Pridespring 17.52.......................G Quirk 8 615 Kiribati Girl 18.33...................... S Gommans (11) 9 77846 Bound4.ByHot M Mann 9 74876 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J 11. GoMcInerney before (7) 10 88677 Naughty 5. Courty Alikenwtd....................... (7) 10 88887 Mrs. Bouquet 18.22.....................G M Clarkelandowner 15 4.18pm BAKERY C2 HEAT (11) 3 C2q, 305m 12. Scottish (5) RENOWN 6. Group of islands 1 16774 Judge To Excel nwtd........................... R Udy 11 3.08pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 13.E Churchman Supporter of CromwellUdy Jorge 17.77...............................J 1 13434 Summer Tension 30.51......... S Duganzich (6) 2 32x62 Agent7. 15. Light wind (6) 3 66452 Thrilling Terror (9) nwtd..........................G Quirk 2 23628 Excited Royale.......................................nwtd 4 88211 Techno 3 25224 Uno Charm nwtd...............................L 17. SpeakAhern slowly (5) 10.Tacho Fear17.91 (11)F &.................Turnwald 5 46638 Homebush Hayley 17.59............J McInerney 4 47643 Botany Molly nwtd......................J McInerney 18. Get rid of (7) 6 46645 Kazillion 11. 17.68...................................D Fanciful plan (4,5) Edlin 5 71833 Matisse nwtd U &........................ McCracken 20. Incompatible (11) Canvass (7) 7 36678 Your14. On Fire (c1) 17.89.............. B Johnston Maher 6 2336F Opawa Token nwtd...........................S 8 1113F Little16. Rascal 17.54............................L Ahern 7 22113 Cognac Diamond nwtd G22. &.......Fuss Sarah (3) Ross Handsome man (6) Emergencies: 8 43447 Thrilling Ava 30.51...........................B Marsh 23. ProofGowan (9) 19.ByMiddle-Eastern 9 77846 Bound Pride 17.52.......................G Quirk 9 53853 Time For What nwtd.......................M (5) 10 88775 Still Helinacountry 17.84 G &................ Sarah Ross 10 74458 Jag You Are nwtd........................ B Johnston 16 4.35pm GUTHRIE BOWRON 12 3.25pm BOX 9 CATERING C0D C0d, 645m 21. Vase (3) C2 HEAT 4 C2q, 305m 1 71486 Opawa Charlie 17.77.......................... R Udy 1 47731 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke 2 77668 Gem’s Conquest 17.86....................... R Udy 2 17778 Miss Foley nwtd..........................G M Clarke 3 68782 Chelsea’s Beauty 17.84................ T Downey 3 7x112 Noaki Hurricane nwtd K &.................Phillips 4 Song nwtd......................... B Johnston Ahern 4 14228 Bigtime Jet nwtd...............................L Across: 7 Avenue; 8 83677 Eric’s Canter; 10 Torment; 11 Radio; 12 5 44483 Mr. Big Stuff nwtd..............................G Quirk 5 37453 Bigtime Latte nwtd............................L Ahern Rock; 13 Leant; 17 Delay; 18 Toil; 22 Amass; 23 Crowded; 6 43677 Jimmy Jurante 17.80..................J McInerney 6 33656 Backyard Bully nwtd................... G Hodgson 24 Benign; 25 Fringe. 7 56557 Homebush Hell’s 17.63..................... C Clark 7 32361 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell 8 13614 Zippit Sweetie 17.98.........................L Ahern 8 24743 False Impression nwtd......................L Ahern Down: 1 Pasture; 2 Terrace; 3 Outer; 4 Vagrant; 5 Study; Quirk 6 9 77846 Bound By Pride 17.52.......................G 9 43447 Thrilling Ava nwtd.............................B Marsh Brood; 9 Utterance; 14 Message; 15 Mordant; 16 Pledged; nwtd....................... 10 88677 Naughty Courty M Mann 10 23453 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris Maybe; Taint; 21 Hoard. 13 3.43pm BROAD ROOFING C2 19 HEAT 1 C2q, 20 305m LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 1 83686 Okuku Bobo nwtd........................... R Casey First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


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6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV Holiday Edition. (G) 8.30 Planet Sheen. (G, R) 9.05 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.15 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.35 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (G, R) 10.10 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) In celebration of Freedom Day, Dr. Zoidberg eats the Earth flag.

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6.45 Fear. (1996, M) Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, William Petersen. 8.25 National Lampoon’s European Vacation. (1985, M) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. 10.00 Eastern Promises. (2007, 18) Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen. 11.40 The Watcher. (2000, 16) Keanu Reeves, James Spader. 1.20 Fear. (1996, M) Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, William Petersen. 3.00 Home Alone. (1990, PG) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. 4.45 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. 6.55 Napoleon Dynamite. (2004, PG) Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez. 8.30 Spider-Man. (2002, M) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy high school student gains spider-like abilities which he must use to fight evil as a superhero. 10.35 The Ghost Writer. (2010, M) Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan. 12.45 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. 2.55 Spider-Man. (2002, M) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. 4.55 The Ghost Writer. (2010, M) Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan.

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Good Samaritans who go unrecognised


hanks. We all know it and I’ve been reminded of it – we are surrounded by many good people. And one of them did a kind thing for me last week. But I am disappointed, that’s because I don’t know who this Good Samaritan is. I’ll explain what happened and maybe

the person concerned will read this and know that I’m grateful. Last week I parked my car in Cameron Street east, outside the Seniors Centre. As I got out I dropped a pullover on the road, but I didn’t realise that until I came back to the vehicle quite a while later and found the garment tied around the mirror. The pullover is a bit like a pair of

favourite old pair of slippers, well actually its nothing like a pair of old slippers, but I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean. Actually I haven’t even got a pair of favourite old slippers, although as a joke another chap and I did buy an old slipper for somebody once. But that’s another story! Getting back to the pullover it’s been

around a fair while, but I like it and I would miss it if I lost it, thanks to some kind person I still have it. Maybe that kind person may read this, maybe someone knows who it was. I’d like to hear because I’d like to be able to say thanks in person. I know this is just one of many acts of kindness which happen in our community every day, the person who did me a

favour has probably done the same for many others and is likely to continue doing so. But as well as keeping me and my pullover together the person has reminded me that we live in a great community and has made me hope I can do something similar for someone else one day. Thank you whoever you are.

Motown gets the blues Detroit – Motor City – Motown declared bankrupt. What next! Like Yankee cars or not, it has to be acknowledged that Detroit was in its heyday the motor car capital of the world. It’s where Henry Ford set up his famous production line, and in the process changed history forever. And of course Detroit changed too. All sorts of innovative designs came out of the city which derives its name from the French who first settled there in 1701. People flocked to Detroit in the 1920s to work in the car industry. In the 1960s we were introduced to the now famous Motown sound. There were great sounds coming out of the city, large buildings sprang up and some amazing cars were produced. At around 700,000 the population of Detroit is still large, but it’s less that half what is was in the glory days of the 1950s, and the city is plagued with crime and decaying buildings. It almost beggars belief to think a city like Detroit could go bankrupt, especially to the tune (not a Motown sound) of $18 billion. That’s a whole lot of Fords and Chevvies!

What would Henry Ford think of it all? He’s probably doing wheelies in his grave! Detroit may never ever again be what is was, but it will always have a place in the annals of motoring and music history. So for petrol heads and music buffs the news has been sad; however there is a gilmour of hope - Clint Eastwood he of the Magnum 44 and “make my day punk” fame, says we haven’t heard the last rumble of an American V8 engine coming out of Motown just yet. Not about to argue with him, so let’s hope Clint’s right! And as long as there are American car and Motown music enthusiasts the legend will never die, it would take a lot more than a mere $18 billion to do that.

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Rookie cleans up in Grand Prix Rookie Marc Marquez won the US Grand Prix on Monday, extending his championship points lead and becoming the youngest rider in Moto GP history to win back-to-back series races. The 20-year-old Spaniard, who won earlier this month in Germany, captured his third victory of the season as he beat out German pole sitter Stefan Bradl at Laguna Seca raceway. “I’m very happy because it’s great to go into the summer break with this result,” Marquez said. “It’s a new circuit and I’ve got 25 points.” Bradl claimed his first podium spot and nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi finished third. With the victory, the Repsol Honda rider becomes the first rookie to win at Laguna Seca. Marquez also won races at a new course in Austin, Texas, in April and last week in Germany, as he surpassed Freddie Spencer as the youngest to record consecutive victories.  - AFP Marc Marquez

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Aussie gets a shot at NASCAR By Ed Jackson

Australian Owen Kelly will achieve a boyhood dream when he lines up in August’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New York’s Watkins Glen road course. Kelly will become the eighth Australian to compete at the highest level of NASCAR racing when he competes for Phoenix Racing in the August 11 event.



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) You can look forward to some very vivid and illuminating dreams tonight Aries, and if you are someone who tends to have some ‘epics’ at the best of times, you may find yourself really tripping the light fantastic. Your sixth sense can also be important later on. Someone may seem fine but perhaps they are set to withhold their true feelings.

TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Your ruler Venus is newly located in one of the most special areas of your solar horoscope and its magic will radiate brilliantly for the next four weeks. Also today, she links superbly with the Sun. If you are fortunate enough to feel close to anyone special at this time, expect the feelings to be amplified to a beautiful new level.


GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Sometimes people accuse Gemini people of being fickle and quick to say the right things without always meaning them. Does this seem grossly unfair or is there an echo of truth? Either way, this is one of those days when if you do want to convey a very sincere or genuine message or be generous to someone you love, it can really hit the mark.

The 36-year-old Tasmanian was given the nod by Phoenix Racing’s owner James Finch after impressing behind the wheel at a minor-category Nationwide Series event last month. “The phrase ‘a dream come true’ is used a lot, but there is no other way to describe this,” Kelly said. “When you look at the numbers, NASCAR is the pinnacle of world motorsports and I am humbled that an organisation with the history of Phoenix Racing has

provided me with this opportunity.” Kelly will join fellow Tasmanian and former V8 Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose on the grid at Watkins Glen. Crew chief of the51 car Kelly will race next month, Nick Harrison, said Kelly had been the outstanding candidate to fill the seat. “We are pumped to have him as part of our operation. Anyone who looks at his career and has watched him in Nationwide knows he has got talent.” - AAP

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CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) In many cases the influence of Saturn is not very edifying. Yet all this week it has been keeping a watching brief on proceedings and providing some welcome grounding. By the weekend its influence will be less helpful again so use today’s bond with Jupiter in your sign to good effect. Look to concentrate on creative themes that can be lasting.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) The Full Moon at the start of the week may have taken some of the shine off the arrival of the Sun in your zodiac sign. But hopefully now you are starting to experience the fizz and giant warmth that your ruler can bring. Chances are, especially with the help of Venus, you can exude an extremely appealing vibe that is set to draw things to you.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Whilst you may be riding a wave of popularity as the Sun and Saturn begin to square at the weekend, some of what you are being told now may seem in time to be a little hollow. This is NOT to say you should be wary or mistrusting, but just be conscious that moods and modes can switch quite quickly and that no-one should be taken for granted.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Someone may draw on your good nature later today but if you are weary and have your own needs to attend to, try not to feel guilty if you decide to say, “Sorry, I am tied up”. This continues to be a time when your professional aspirations are looking better and some very solid foundations going down. In love, has one friend been taking more interest?

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Saturn has been with you since last October. How are you finding it? If you were born in the early part of the sign the impact has probably been all the greater. Yet for all Scorpios, Saturn asks you to simply hone down to what is truly essential. Today anything that points more towards growth has a better chance of flourishing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) For the rest of this week Venus is in direct opposition to the dreamy energies of Neptune. This may make love issues a little less straightforward, and with the Moon moving later into Pisces and gliding towards Neptune itself, you might end the day feeling less clear-headed than usual. It may be better not to be too trusting at this time.

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AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Sugars, calorific goodies or a nice glass of wine! These are things that many of us like to have from time to time but if you find yourself being tempted to up the ante on these, try to figure out why. The chances are, you are putting a lot of effort in just now, so rewards may be all the more tempting but your body can be sensitive to over-indulgence.


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Aki a welcome surprise package for the Chiefs By Patrick McKendry The Chiefs will be without the injured Tim Nanai-Williams when they take on the rapidly improving Crusaders midfield in Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final, but second-five Bundee Aki believes his side has the depth to cope. It has been a challenging season for the Chiefs midfield. Aki has been one of the positives, along with the way Nanai-Williams has converted to centre, but now that he has been ruled out with a groin problem, for which he will need surgery, much of the onus will fall on 23-year-old Aki, who is playing his first season at this level. Coaches Dave Rennie and Co have selected seven different midfield combinations. The absence of Sonny Bill Williams has been keenly felt, as they knew it would be, but they have managed to find the consistency necessary to finish at the top of the table despite some bad luck. Former All Black Richard Kahui was ruled out earlier in the season with yet another shoulder injury, leaving the Chiefs with one of the smallest midfields in the competition. But as the players around him have come and gone, Aki has been a virtual constant at second-five he has started 12 of the Chiefs’ 16

matches in the No12 jersey. Last year he was a member of the Chiefs wider training squad, a sideline to his main job as a bank teller for Westpac in Mangere. Now the Counties player is earning interest on a growing reputation. “It’s pretty unlucky for him,” he said of Nanai-Williams’ injury, “but I back the other players to step up and do what he’s been doing. “All the players that we have can do the same things he does. “It’s a good thing for the team,” Aki said of the midfield rotation earlier in the season. “Everyone’s on edge and with the injuries that we’ve had, the coaches have confidence in every player we have.” Now is a good time to have confidence. The Crusaders have not only shown an improvement up front, playmaker Dan Carter has hit a rich vein of form which is allowing the relatively new midfield combination of Tom Taylor and Ryan Crotty to flourish. Both Taylor and Crotty are smart, precise players. They are solid defenders too but perhaps lack the flair that Aki possesses. Charlie Ngatai is likely to be Aki’s midfield partner at Waikato Stadium. He and Aki played in both the

• Hard road for U17s Things got a lot tougher for the Mid Canterbury under 17 netball side yesterday after two heavy defeats on the second day of the New Zealand under 17 Championships in Hastings. In its first game, the U17 team lost 46-28 to usual tournament heavyweights Hamilton City before going on to play Rotorua in the afternoon, losing 40-27. The tournament features 32 teams and is the first time school aged players get the chance to show their skills to New Zealand netball selectors.

• Cooper Maori coach Colin Cooper says he is humbled by his appointment as New Zealand Maori coach. The new role for Cooper, a former NZ Maori player and current Taranaki coach, was announced yesterday. He will direct the team that will tour North America in November. Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson has been announced as Cooper’s assistant. Cooper, of Ngati Pukenga descent, who represented NZ Maori from 1982-1983 said: “This is pretty special for me. I am very proud of my Maori heritage, and I feel very privileged to be appointed to this job. The Maori All Blacks have always been a unique team that celebrates the best of Maori and rugby.”- APNZ

Chiefs’ matches against the Crusaders this season and Ngatai adds a bit of size to the No13 jersey which has been swapped around a fair bit. Nanai-Williams has seen the most action there but Kahui, Ngatai, and Save Tokula have all played at centre. Andrew Horrell, who has had ankle problems, has also been tried at second-five. Aki, who scored the Chiefs’ first try against the Blues in front of his family and former workmates at Eden Park, admitted he had been surprised by his progress. “I actually have been surprised at how I’ve adapted in my first season of Super Rugby. “I’m enjoying it at the moment and hopefully there’s a lot to learn and hopefully I’ll get better.” Counties coach Tana Umaga, the former All Blacks midfielder, has been a major influence, but Aki said all of the Chiefs coaches had had input into his progress this year - not only Rennie and Wayne Smith but also Tom Coventry and Andrew Strawbridge. “They’re a high-quality coaching staff and everything they’ve been teaching me has been helping.” It is the direction the former bank teller will be counting on in the biggest match of his career.- APNZ Right: Bundee Aki has been a revelation for the Chiefs this season.

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Blues camp upbeat after talking with Benji By Wynne Gray The Blues have been boosted by Benji Marshall’s positive reaction about playing Super 15 rugby next season and have made an offer to the Kiwi five-eighth. Several other groups including the Waratahs are chasing Marshall’s signature and he expects to make a decision about his future in the next few weeks. Blues chief executive Andy Dalton and coach John Kirwan flew to Sydney, where they spent a number of hours with Marshall and his agent Martin Tauber, explaining their rugby vision for the standoff if he returns home. “It was the first face-to-face meeting we had, he was a really genuine Benji Marshall: ‘Ready for a change’ guy and he is ready for a change,”

said Kirwan. “We are very keen to have him. “He wants to play rugby. We spoke about how we do things, what our goals are and what we want to achieve and I think we are in with a shot for sure.” The Blues cannot compete financially with offers to stay and play rugby in Australia, but the Blues pitched a broad proposal to Marshall about rugby, lifestyle and career opportunities in New Zealand. They thought he was receptive to their ideas and understood he needed to make a decision which suited him and his family’s future. That verdict would be made in the next few weeks as neither party wanted drawn-out discussions. “For us it is a matter of putting an offer to him and making sure

Blair playing for new deal By Melissa Woods Melbourne Storm centre Maurice Blair knows a thing or too about timing and he’s hoping his defending champion NRL club gets it right again this season. Blair is in the final year of his contract at the Storm and has been in a purple patch of form. Apart from Melbourne’s shock 39-0 loss to the Bulldogs in their last outing, the 28-year-old has scored at least one try in seven successive games. The Storm say they want to keep Blair but salary cap pressure may dictate that his future lies back home in Queensland, with the Titans reportedly interested.

“Playing good at this time of the year always helps,” Blair said. “My manager is handling it and I’m just trying to play well every week but hopefully we will get it sorted sooner rather than later.” From round 18 last year Melbourne lost four straight but then found some winning momentum to claim five straight to finish the regular season before their successful finals campaign. Despite their shellacking at the hands of the Bulldogs, Blair said there was still confidence they could repeat the feat. The Storm’s heavy loss came when they were missing their State of Origin foursome, but Blair warned they couldn’t rely purely on their stars to lift them to victory.

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Reds 16 Dragons 12 Rhinos 20 Wildcats 18 Standings P W D L F A BP Pts Huddersfield Giants 22 17 0 5 703 421 0 34 Wigan Warriors 22 16 1 5 736 338 0 33 Warrington Wolves 22 16 1 5 721 373 0 33 Leeds Rhinos 21 13 1 7 557 415 0 27 Catalan Dragons 22 11 2 9 544 514 0 24 Hull Kingston Rovers 22 12 0 10 546 619 0 24 St Helens 22 11 1 10 534 467 0 23 Hull FC 22 9 2 11 478 449 0 20 Wakefield Wildcats 21 9 1 11 550 568 0 19 Bradford Bulls 22 8 2 12 490 539 0 18 Widnes Vikings 22 7 2 13 571 695 0 16 Castleford Tigers 22 6 2 14 508 703 0 14 Salford City Reds 22 6 1 15 369 779 -2 11 London Broncos 22 3 2 17 393 820 0 8 * Salford City Reds deducted 2 points

Shooting Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club July 22 Some excellent scores posted this week. Sandy Collett, Nina McKenzie and Heather Ross all with personal bests. Mark Stewart a possible in 20yard practice. Individual scores were: Savanna McArthur 93.2, 94.4, Murray Cook 84.0, 80.0, Steve McArthur 193.10 , 96.2, Sandy Collett 98.5, 100.7, Heather Ross 91.3, Bill Rankin 95.2, Brian Hawksby 95.4, 94.2, Coby Snowden 97.4,

“We’re going to enjoy getting the boys back but everyone else in the team has to play their role too,” Blair said. “Origin takes a bit out of you so we have to get in there and help them out.” The Storm travel to Auckland to face the Warriors on Sunday - a team that historically lifts to take on their Melbourne rivals. The Warriors beat Wests Tigers 24-12 last round to sit 11th on the ladder. Apart from a loss to the competition-leading Rabbitohs, they’ve won three of their last four games. “They’re a quality side and we’re really going to have to be on our game to beat them,” Blair said.  - AAP

93.1, Sarah Clifford 97.4, 97.3, Bryan Hunter 93.1, 95.4, 98.5, Nina McKenzie 96.5, 99.5, Hailey Beevor 94.3, Nick Squires 90.0, Graham Hunter 98.5, Mark Stewart 97 and 100.

Mayfield Smallbore Rifle Club July 22 J Fleming 99.6, 99.5. P McClintock 91.2. P Fleming 90.0. E Chamberlain 65.0. B Nordqvist 70.1. A Wakelin 93.2. B Austin 91.2, 94.4. C Nordqvist 98.5, 95.5. S Bartlett 98.5, 95.2. M Fleming 99.7, 98.4, 196.11, 98.7.

Tinwald Golf Club July 20 Stroke – Alan Teale Memorial Senior: Bill Mason 70, Bryan McFarlane 72 b/l. Intermediate: Bruce Collins 70, Gavin Smith 72, Lyndon Moore 72, Justin Smith 73. Junior: Riki Shearer 72, Malcolm Fechney 72, Dave Rush 73, Eddie Tulip 75 b/l. Women: (Stableford) Helen Spicer 37, Leen Bell 36. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Peter Walker. Gluyas Ford # 6; Dave Horrell. Stirling Sports # 12; Riki Shearer. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Wayne Mellish. Two’s: Graeme Hortin, Dave Horrell, Riki Shearer, Bill Mason, Sonja Mee. Eagle; Nigel Heney # 14Net Eagle; # 10 Justin Smith Winner of the R.S.A. Trophy: Snow Pierce. Winner of the R.S.A. Cup: Graham McCall.

we negotiate properly in the next while,” said Kirwan. There were always some difficulties with any deal but there were always solutions. “The most exciting thing for me was walking out of the room, thinking he would be a real asset to our franchise and he felt the same. “If it doesn’t work out from a contract point of view, so be it, but I think he would be a fantastic professional to have in the organisation,” Kirwan added. “He is a leader, he knows what he wants, he has great experience, he is a good guy who looks you in the eye and tells you what he is thinking and what he is feeling. “I got a good vibe out of it.” The Blues staff spent last week debriefing the players and concluding their season reports before they

turned their minds to next year’s roster and roles they needed to bolster. As they did that, the search for a new chief executive continues with murmurs the Blues were looking to trim a large list of applicants to about five contenders. Noises have grown that Breakers boss Richard Clarke is in that frame, while mentions were made of Martin Snedden and Iain Abercrombie, but both said the timing was not right while former Blues chief executive Peter Scutts is not on the shortlist. The Blues’ player recruitment has not turned up any senior locks to replace captain Ali Williams or Anthony Boric, who are heading to overseas contracts. “We do have our feelers out there,” said Kirwan “and we are having a

broad look all over the place.” The Blues failed to entice Dominic Bird away from the Crusaders last year and he wants to stay while James Broadhurst has also signed on again with the Hurricanes. Meanwhile, they wait to see whether Brand Benji will cross the Ditch. “He has a mix of clothing, media and business interests, is an x-factor player and works well on TV programmes. “All those ideas could help him in the future. “We had a go and I am also the type of person who says you really have to want to come here, it is not just about the money and I did not get that impression about him. “He has to want to come back home though.”  - NZH

Broncos wield axe By Laine Clark Whether it came too late remains to be seen but Brisbane captain Sam Thaiday claims a selection shake-up was just what the Broncos needed as they look to keep their slim NRL finals hopes alive. Needing six wins from their last seven games to stay in the top eight mix, Broncos coach Anthony Griffin finally wielded the axe ahead of Friday night’s away clash with North Queensland - and Parramattabound Corey Norman was the biggest scalp. Norman has been banished to the second-tier Queensland Cup for the first time since 2011 after being replaced by Josh Hoffman at fullback. Ben Hunt is the new No.7, replacing former NSW halfback Peter Wallace who will be used off the bench mainly at hooker. Ex-Test prop Ben Hannant has been named in the starting frontrow but will be given until the last minute to overcome his troublesome calf complaint. “It’s something that we probably Sam Thaiday: ‘Selection shake-up just need to do,” Thaiday said. “We’ve got nothing to lose at the what the Broncos needed’

moment so we can make those changes and hopefully it makes people want their spot a little bit more and work harder. “It’s always a different competition after Origin. It feels like we’re starting our season over again.” Griffin did his best to pour cold water over any conspiracy theories around Eels-bound Norman’s dumping. “People say ‘oh he’s going to Parramatta’. Well he’s been going to Parramatta since round three,” he said. “Obviously our form is not where it needs to be and putting Josh back there might give us something more defensively and offensively. “I am not telling any porkies.” The last time Griffin made such sweeping changes, the Broncos suffered their worst home loss - a 56-18 thrashing at the hands of New Zealand Warriors in round 12. But Griffin said yesterday: “We need to do something to try and get ourselves back into the winners’ circle. “I have been patient and loyal to a lot of those guys for a long time - it’s not something I decided to do flippantly or off the cuff. “I think it will help the team this weekend.” - AAP

Court decision on America’s Cup today By Paul Lewis It should be known today whether a court injunction will stop the America’s Cup, and Emirates Team New Zealand’s promising march towards a showdown with holders Oracle. It is all to do with a little-known African-American sailing group, African Diaspora Maritime. They contend that Oracle’s host yacht

club, Golden Gate Yacht Club, unfairly dismissed their attempts to compete in a defender series to win the right to defend the Cup in San Francisco. If ADM win the injunction, the America’s Cup regatta would halt. The purpose of the injunction is to win the approval of the New York Supreme Court for an ADM entry to the Cup and a series against Oracle to decide who will race against the winner of the Louis Vuitton. That

will almost certainly be Team NZ. The problem is that ADM do not have a boat or a crew. It would take years to design, build and launch a boat and train a crew sufficiently skilled to take on Oracle. Few people took this legal effort seriously until ADM’s attempt to prove breach of contract against GGYC was approved on appeal. And that is making a few people in the America’s Cup nervous.  - NZH

John Sutton denies South Sydney are over-reliant on Greg Inglis after the NRL ladder-leaders slipped to their third defeat this season following Monday’s loss to struggling St George. Inglis has been ruled out for six to eight weeks after damaging his posterior cruciate ligaments in last week’s State of Origin decider. In the superstar’s absence Souths produced their least effective display of the season as the Dragons ran out 22-18 winners in golden point to ease their fears of claiming the wooden spoon. “I thought it was our defence that let us down night and Greg stands at the back so it had nothing to do with him not being there,” - AAP Sutton said.

• Life bans for officials Players and officials of four Nigerian amateur clubs involved in two promotion play-off games that produced farcical 79-0 and 67-0 scorelines have been banned for life. A Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) committee investigating the results also recommended that the match officials in the two matches should be given life bans. All four clubs, Plateau United Feeders, Akurba FC, Bubayaro FC and Police Machine FC, have been banned from the game for 10 years.-AFP

• Refs together again The two men at the centre of the NRL video referee howler at the weekend will be together again on Friday night, but not in the box. Justin Morgan and Luke Phillips - who attracted widespread condemnation for a awarding a try to Penrith’s Dean Whare on Sunday afternoon, have survived the cut this weekend, with both to play a role in the Canterbury-Parramatta contest. But the pair won’t be side-by-side, with Phillips to be in the middle with a whistle alongside Matt Cecchin, and Morgan to be joined in the video referees box by experienced referee Jared Maxwell. Whare was awarded a try at Centrebet Stadium despite replays clearly indicating the centre had his hand on the sideline before - AAP touching down.

• Cadel’s boss quits Cadel Evans’ team sporting director John Lelangue has quit in the wake of a disastrous Tour de France for BMC Racing outfit. The Belgian oversaw Australian Evans’ historic tour victory in 2011 during his six years with the American-owned team. However, BMC Racing announced his immediate departure “for personal reasons” yesterday, just a day after the finish of the 100th Tour de France in which the big budget team under-performed. Team leader Evans failed to back up his Giro d’Italia third placing by contending for a podium spot, finishing 39th. - AAP

• Dope ban for Braun Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has been suspended for the remainder of the season for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy. Commissioner Bud Selig announced the suspension yesterday and said it was effective immediately, which means the outfielder Braun will miss the final 65 games of the Brewers’ season which will cost him about $US3 million of his $US8.5m salary. “As I have acknowledged in the past I am not perfect,” said Braun, 29, who was the most valuable player of the National League in 2011. “I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. I wish to apologise to anyone I may have disappointed all of baseball fans and especially those in Milwaukee.” - AFP

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• Radford hangs tough Kane Radford produced a strong performance to finish 20th in a blistering men’s 10km open water swim at the world swimming championships in Barcelona yesterday. The Rotorua swimmer dropped off the top group in the final 800m to clock 1:49.43, 28 seconds behind Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece, who took out his second 10km world title ahead of Thomas Lurz of Germany. Swimming New Zealand open water manager Philip Rush said Radford had impressed in what he believes was arguably the strongest men’s 10km open water field ever assembled. - APNZ

• Peats to Parramatta Struggling Parramatta have continued their rebuilding by signing South Sydney utility forward Nathan Peats on a threeyear deal from next NRL season. Peats, who can play at hooker and lock, has been granted a release by the ladder-leading Rabbitohs, having earlier this year signed a new deal with them until the end of 2015. He has found his opportunities limited this season due to the good form of Issac Luke. - AAP

• Siddle a Renegade Big Bash League semi-finalists Melbourne Renegades yesterday signed Test quicks Peter Siddle and James Pattinson for the next two seasons. Leggie and Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will form a spin trio with Aaron O’Brien and Sri Lanka’s Test world-record holder Muttiah Muralidaran at the Renegades in the BBL 03 domestic Twenty20 cricket competition. The season starts on December 20 when the Melbourne Stars host the Renegades at the MCG. - AAP

• Victory tests depth

Mid Canterbury/Hosoe player Lily Burdett works to control a corner in her team’s 3-2 win over South Canterbury Black in the football Friendship Tournament yesterday.

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Friendship football the name of the game By Myles Hume It was a mixed bag for Mid Canterbury youngsters competing in the football Friendship Tournament at the Ashburton Domain yesterday. The first day of the 12th grade com-

petition saw the Mid Canterbury/ Hosoe mixed side play in two contrasting games, losing 11-0 to Nelson Royal and then turning around to beat South Canterbury 3-2 in their second game. The straight Mid Canterbury side managed to post two wins out

of their three matches, pushing theirs claim as a contender for the Japan Cup. Up against East Southland in their first match, the team scraped through with a 2-1 win before going on to play North Canterbury, where they found themselves on the wrong

side of a narrow 5-4 defeat. In their third game, the side played against Japanese visiting side Hosoe, where they pieced together a 6-3 victory. Mid Canterbury Football development officer Peter Roberts said it was an exciting day’s play with



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some high class football in all 18 matches. Both Mid Canterbury and Hosoe have their own representative squads for the tournament, and have also selected extra players to form a third team, the mixed Mid Canterbury/Hosoe side, which has

two captains and two coaches. In today’s matches, Mid Canterbury/Hosoe takes on Selwyn and Canterbury Red, while Mid Canterbury confronts the Nelson White side. Matches start at 10.30am with the tournament ending tomorrow.

For Melbourne Victory, their dream clash with English Premier League giants Liverpool is about sending the kids to school. The Victory will dispatch one of their youngest ever sides to battle at the MCG tonight - shorn of several of last season’s star players. But coach Ange Postecoglou hopes pitting his side against the likes of internationals Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez will leave a lasting imprint - both on his players and the growth of the A-League club. Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan and new signing Mitch Nichols are away on Socceroos duty, while Adama Traore and Gui Finkler are recovering from long-term injuries. Last season’s starters Marco Rojas and Marcos Flores have departed, with no new major signings secured. - AAP


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their goal of providing their players opportunities to further themselves within the sport, so Breakers brass will genuinely have mixed emotions about Abercrombie’s plight. But his suiting up when the new season begins will be an agreeable sight, given the additional losses of coach Andrej Lemanis (Australian Boomers) and veteran Dillon Boucher (retirement). And Abercrombie will not be too disheartened by his time on the bench in Vegas. He went into the tournament with eyes wide open and fully aware of the difficulty in breaking into the world’s best basketball league, while time is still on his side if he wishes to take his talents offshore. “Well that chapter is over, summer league was a great experience just wish I would have got more of a chance,” Abercrombie tweeted. “Moving to china tmrw!” That will be music to the ears of Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vucinic, who has been

By Kris Shannon Tom Abercrombie will fly to China today to join up with the Tall Blacks after an unsuccessful stint with the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League. The Breakers swingman had hoped to put himself in the shop window during the Las Vegas tournament but struggled for minutes as his Suns side reached the final unbeaten. Phoenix were defeated by Golden State in yesterday’s showpiece, though that result was of little consequence for Abercrombie. After playing 15 minutes in the Suns’ first game, the 26-year-old never managed more than four minutes’ court time during the subsequent six games, finishing with two points and three rebounds in total. It was hardly enough of a contribution for Abercrombie to turn heads but his misfortune is far from bad news for the Breakers. With the very real possibility of league MVP Cedric Jackson leaving, after appearing to outgrow the ANBL last season, Abercrombie’s departure would have dealt a double blow. The club have remained firm in

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shorn of several key players as he prepares to face Australia next month. With big guns Kirk Penney and Steven Adams joined on the sidelines by six other frontline players, the Tall Blacks will rely on a squad featuring four debutants. Abercrombie will add some muchneeded savvy to the unseasoned side, which will face the national team twice and play two tournaments during their fortnight in China. Then comes the two-game showdown with Lemanis’ Boomers in the Fiba Oceania Championship, at which Abercrombie will be a welcome presence. - APNZ

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A Warriors recruit has been caught up in the drugs probe into Australian sport, and it could have an impact on the makeup of Matt Elliott’s squad next season. Jayson Bukuya, who in May signed a two-year contract to play at Mt Smart from 2014, was named as one of eight Cronulla players who had reportedly been considering a deal with anti-doping officials that would have seen him accept a sixmonth ban. Up to 14 Cronulla players are

with interest, and it will be a similar situation with the Kiwis. The Newcastle Knights, who in February were one of six clubs to meet with the NRL’s integrity unit after being named in the Australian Crime Commission’s investigation into drugs in sport and organised crime, have neither confirmed nor denied Jeremy Smith was one of the 30 players. Smith, a fixture in the New Zealand side, was at Cronulla in 2011 - the year that has become a focus of Asada’s investigations. Players face bans of up to two years if charged with doping offences. - APNZ

Rebels player Debbie Summerfield lays up a shot against Ashburton College in the women’s A grade basketball final on Monday night.

Right on the buzzer . . . Rebels sharpshooter Nicole Witterick netted a three-pointer on the buzzer to win her side the women’s A grade basketball competition on Monday night. The Rebels took on competition front runner Ashburton College at the Mid Canterbury basketball

stadium in a closely contested A grade competition final that went into extra time. The two teams could not be separated through the extra time period, until the Rebels claimed an all-important rebound. Witterick latched on to the final

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said to be among 30 NRL players and a number of support staff who have been told to schedule interviews with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s (Asada) as part of their ongoing drugs investigation. The players had 48 hours to respond and interviews will commence on August 1. Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said they had not had any contact from Asada advising them of any of their players being on the list. “And nor do we expect any [contact],” Scurrah said. They will, however, be watching developments across the Tasman

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pass and stood outside the circle to shoot the winning points and claim her side a 52-51 victory and the women’s A grade title. Rebels coach Ange Leadley said she was proud of the character her side showed in the thrilling encounter.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013




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SATURDAY: Fine. Light winds.


Midnight Tonight 30 to 59

Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

Mainly fine, apart from areas of morning cloud. Westerly winds.




Wind less than km/h 30


FRIDAY: Cloudy periods. Northeast developing.







Canterbury High Country

TOMORROW: Fine, evening cloud. Light winds.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine, chance morning cloud or fog. Westerlies.





Ashburton Forecast

60 plus

morning min max

rain 9 16 rain 6 15 fine 5 16 showers 7 15 showers 10 13 fine 5 15 showers 5 15 NZ Situation rain 7 12 A west to southwest flow over the country dies fine 3 15 away over central and northern New Zealand fine 2 14 during Friday as a ridge pushes in from the fine 2 9 Tasman Sea. Meanwhile, westerlies persist fine 4 13 over southern areas, with a front moving across showers 3 12 there on Saturday.

Fine, evening cloud. Northwesterlies dying away early morning, then light winds.

FRIDAY Cloudy periods. Northeasterlies developing.

SATURDAY Fine with light winds.

SUNDAY Fine with light winds.

FZL: 1600m

Showers, mainly near the divide, with snow down to 1200 metres. Mainly fine elsewhere. Wind at 1000m: W rising to 60 km/h. Wind at 2000m: W rising to gale 80 km/h.


FZL: Lowering to 1000m

Fine. Wind at 1000m: W 35 km/h, dying away. Wind at 2000m: SW 60 km/h.

FRIDAY Fine. Light winds at low levels and southwesterlies about the tops dying away.

SATURDAY Fine with westerlies.

SUNDAY Fine with westerlies.

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fine thunder rain fine fine showers fine thunder fine rain windy fine showers showers cloudy showers cloudy showers fine rain rain fine fine showers showers fine showers rain fine rain showers showers showers rain fine fine rain showers fine fine cloudy fine drizzle showers thunder

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River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 12:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday

114.4 11.9 12.1 56.1

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Canterbury Readings

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Ashburton Airport

min grass 16 hour Jul 2013 min to date to date


4.2 -0.4


20.2 576.0

SW 22




45.0 438.8

N 26


10.2 369.6

SE 22

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Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3



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9 pm am 3


Thursday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3



9 noon 3

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10:35 4:54 11:06 5:17 11:29 5:46 11:59 6:12 12:23 6:39 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:56 am Set 5:23 pm Bad

Bad fishing Set 8:18 am Rise 7:25 pm

Last quarter 30 Jul

5:45 am

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Rise 7:55 am Set 5:24 pm Bad

Bad fishing Set 8:53 am Rise 8:39 pm

New moon 7 Aug

9:52 am

Rise 7:54 am Set 5:25 pm Bad

Bad fishing Set 9:26 am Rise 9:49 pm

First quarter 14 Aug 10:58 pm

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