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Mt Hutt received 2.8 metres of snow during the weekend’s snowstorm, the biggest fall ski area staff have seen in 20 years.

Skiers could be in for a stellar season at Mt Hutt after the slopes received almost three metres of powder at the weekend, in what was the biggest snowstorm the mountain has seen in two decades. “This is a massive amount of snow we are talking about, we haven’t seen anything like this since 1992,” Mt Hutt Ski Area manager James McKenzie said yesterday. The storm delivered 2.8m of snow, making the total base at the summit 3.4m. “It’s looking like it’s going to be a fantastic end to June, and July and August are going to be just amazing,” Mr McKenzie said. Meanwhile, the avalanche that smashed through the ski area’s snowmaking building on Thursday was yet to be fully assessed. Mr McKenzie said they would be looking to access the building this week to get a full picture of the devastation, but initial reports were positive. However, about 11am yesterday a controlled avalanche over the bluff area below the Mt Hutt base building caused extensive damage to the bottom station of the triple chair and a snowmaking pump house. The full extent of the damage is not yet known and will not be determined until it is safe to put people on the ground in that area. Mr McKenzie said it was believed to have been 700 vertical metres by 200m wide. However, perfect skiing conditions greeted ski area staff yesterday when they were flown in by helicopter, but Mr McKenzie said the mountain had to be closed while 35 staff worked tirelessly in a bid to have the moun-

tain ready for skiers and snowboarders this morning. “The main things we have been doing is clearing and de-icing the lifts, clearing the access road and conducting avalanche control around the mountain,” Mr McKenzie said. “We have got some pretty clever machinery that can do that, but there is going to be a lot of shovel work.” Mr McKenzie was confident the access road and mountain would be ready for punters this morning, with fine weather forecast through until Thursday. Since Mt Hutt opened on June 15, skiers have been met with closures and a stunning day on Tuesday last week, but Mr McKenzie was excited with what this huge dumping of fresh powder could spell for the season ahead. Skiers and businesses were also brimming with excitement yesterday, with the small resort town gearing up for a wave of outsiders this week. Big Al’s Snow Sports manager Richard Owen already had an influx of customers yesterday, many looking to purchase beanies and gloves to cope with the significant amount of snow that fell in Methven. But ski hire or purchase are expected to be the items at the top of the list this week. “Getting this kind of snow early on is crucial for the season, I haven’t seen anything like this in years,” Mr Owen said. Skier Alexis Frangoulides, 32, was in Methven yesterday with friends who were hoping to get on the mountain. “I’m disappointed we couldn’t get up this weekend, but after work this week we will definitely be coming up next weekend.”

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Snow provided the main tourist attraction in Methven yesterday, after the resort town received more than 12cm of snow during the weekend. Wild weather has lashed Mid Canterbury with flooding, sleet and

ice in most parts of the district, but Methven proved the place to be as snowmen and snow fights popped up around town as the sun showed its face for the first time since last Tuesday.

Taking part in the fun were (from left) Pleayo Tovaranonte, Rich French and Alexis Frangoulides who constructed a snowman on a town centre park bench, impressing the many passersby with their creation.

Ashburton ’heading for social housing crisis’ By Sue Newman Ashburton is heading for a social housing crisis that will hit the vulnerable elderly, a social agency manager says. While the Ashburton District Council provides a range of rental housing for older people with limited assets, there is a growing group of older people who are falling through the housing gap, says Presbyterian Support’s Ashburton

manager Jackie Girvan. Those people may have owned their own home, but if this was a modest property the gap between selling price and the cost of a newer, smaller unit or a resthome villa could be impossible to bridge, she said. Because the council’s units were available only to people with a very limited amount of cash or assets, Mrs Girvan said there was a growing group of elderly who were forced to become renters on the

open market. “It’s a difficult situation and it’s one that’s becoming worse as baby boomers start coming into that bracket,” she said. Ashburton was becoming well served in terms of residential options in retirement villages, but these were out of reach for a growing pool of people, Mrs Girvan said. “They’re really only affordable for people with a reasonable amount of money. As a community we need to be looking at options within those villages for this other group


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of people. This could possibly be developers setting aside some of those villas and units as a rental option.” To meet the council’s housing unit criteria an individual must be eligible for national super or on a benefit, working fewer than 30 hours a week and have assets including other real estate, of less than $50,000 for an individual and $80,000 for a couple. Agent for the Lochlea Resort retirement village, Tony Sands,

said he was also concerned about the gap in independent living options for older people, but said rentals in retirement villages were not possible. “It’s written in the regulations that properties can’t be rented,” he said. Mr Sands believes the district council should be putting its hand up to plug the housing gap for older people, providing rentals that would bridge that gap between its current, low asset limit properties

and the options available in retirement villages. Mayor Angus McKay made it clear earlier this year that he believed it was the government rather than the council’s job to provide social housing options. The council could opt to become involved in providing additional housing units but there would be a question of funding, he said. While he did not rule the option out, Mr McKay said it would have to be done in a way that did not impact on rates.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS ANDREWS, Allan Frederick (Harry) – On June 20, 2013 at Ashburton. Dearly loved husband of Betty. Cherished father and father in law of Janene and George Burden (Kokatahi) and Mike and Megan Andrews (Rangiora). Treasured granddad of Matthew, and Lauren; Olivia, Mila, and Annabelle. Trusted master of “Max and Jess”. A great friend to many messages to Andrew’s family PO Box 472, Ashburton, 7740 Allan’s funeral service will be held at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Wills Street, Ashburton on Wednesday, June 26, commencing at 2.30pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

Homes still without power By Rebecca Quilliam Hundreds of Wellington homes and businesses remain without power as the clean-up continues in the stormbattered region. Six hundred customers had their power cut in Thursday’s ferocious storm, Wellington Electricity said. “The Wellington area witnessed an extraordinary storm causing significant damage to our electricity network and resulted in 30,000 homes and businesses without power at its peak,” the company said. Some customers in more remote

rural areas may not have electricity restored until later this week, it said. Regional Public Health was warning people without power to be careful with food that had been in freezers but may have started defrosting. Any food still frozen with ice crystals evident throughout the food, and with packaging that has not been damaged or opened, could be safely refrozen but defrosted food could not be refrozen. Train commuters into Wellington on the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa lines will face delays this week as a result of significant damage to rail tracks in Petone during the storm, KiwiRail

said. “The track damage means no trains will be able to run between Petone and Wellington until repairs are completed and all train services between Petone and Wellington will need to be bus replaced until further notice,” Tranz Metro manager Scott Brooks said. Hutt Valley Area Inspector Mike Hill has urged commuters to consider carpooling if they decide to travel by car into Wellington City. In Central Otago, Federated Farmers and the Otago Rural Support Trust have called for volunteers to help about 40 farms which had been cut off, and needed external assis-

tance with snow-raking. Federated Farmers’ adverse events spokeswoman Katie Milne said while the vast majority of farms had coped, the situation in Central Otago was serious. “We understand that many farmers in the most affected areas have been or are planning their own snow-raking operations. However for some of the most heavily affected, there may be a shortage of available hands and a lot of work to get through.” Ms Milne said the snow had presented challenges for farmers. “It is frankly bitterly cold and hard going where even simple tasks, like opening farm gates, is preceded by

having to dig the gates out first. “Perhaps the big concern is what will happen next. Hard frosts will make it hard for stock to get at both feed and drinking water.” said the forecast for the week was wet, but the sun would return to some areas too. “In the North Island the sou’wester typically drives a few showers into Auckland, coastal Waikato, Taranaki and Wanganui while in the South Island it’s the West Coast and Southland – neighbouring regions have a chance of a few spillover showers too,” analyst Philip Duncan said. - APNZ

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By Susan Sandys Calling all female skiers over the age of 50 ... there is a new incentive to go skiing on Mt Hutt this season. Instructor Jo Stern has put together the Go-Girls programme, which she will run through the ski area’s ski school. “It’s to encourage these older girls to get together and have fun on the slopes,” Mrs Stern said. She said she had encountered many women in this age group who did not ski anymore. And when asked why, many said their ski equipment was out-dated or they had no-one to ski with. Some even said they felt too old, but according to Mrs Stern that assertion does not hold water at all. “The oldest, first time, skier that I have taught was 80, and she loved it,” Mrs Stern said. “As for the myriad other reasons, they can all be overcome.” Go-Girls was designed to get skiers on the latest equipment, and the ease new technology

enabled might surprise some, she said. “You’ll be excited with the ease and control your skiing has, you’ll just want to keep skiing,” Mrs Stern said. “We’ll have you in a small group of other women, to encourage friendship and camaraderie.” Mrs Stern said she had promoted group skiing in her work as a ski instructor previously, including in Europe where she developed and managed a personal six-day programme called Fun Ski, named to illustrate the fun people have when skiing in control. “Sure, we can push the boundaries, but the fun part is trying new things in our comfort zone and then extending ourselves when we feel ready to do it,” she said. Go-Girls would run for six weeks, one day per week, two hours per day, plus coffee and muffin time. It will cost $250 for the course, with ski pass and equipment additional. It would run on a Monday, at 10.30am, beginning on July 1.

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• Cut hand A Tinwald man was taken to Ashburton Hospital after he cut his hand when punching a window at the weekend.

• No fire call-outs No fire call outs were made over Saturday and Sunday in Mid Canterbury.

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Ashburton College’s Danielle Rigby (left) and Amelia James won the solo and duet section at the Timaru regional finals at the Smokefreerockquest on Saturday night.

Two Ashburton College acts made the most noise at the Smokefreerockquest Timaru regional finals on Saturday, grabbing several of the awards on offer. Five acts from the college descended on the annual event, with the college duo of Amelia James and Danielle Rigby rated as the top musicians in the solo and duet section, while claiming praise

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A man was taken back to Ashburton police station and given a blood test after he was found drink driving by police early Saturday morning. He will appear in Ashburton District Court at the next sitting day.

Police received reports of three men fighting in the Ashburton CBD about 3.30am yesterday, but when they arrived the men had already gone.

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Mt Hutt Ski Area instructor Jo Stern is offering a new programme for women this year, after having promoted group skiing in a similar programme in Europe.

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

Police visited Fairton at the weekend after a horse was found loose in the township. When police arrived the horse was back in the driveway of its owner.

By Myles Hume Three men found walking on busy Mid Canterbury roads at the weekend in separate drunken incidents has prompted calls from police to take care when socialising. Senior Sergeant Janine Bowden, of Ashburton, said police dealt with three separate incidents that could have had serious consequences both for the men involved and for motorists. She said a man was found walking on State Highway 1 between Chertsey and Rakaia early Saturday, while another man was found walking on the road in Allenton during the weekend. A third man was reported to have been lying on Walnut Avenue by concerned residents early yesterday, but he fled before police arrived. “It’s concerning the level of intoxication that can lead to these men doing that, it’s very dangerous,” Ms Bowden said. “Lying on Walnut Avenue is just a huge risk, that’s a very busy road and he was lucky no one was driving on the road at the time in such difficult conditions. The ramifications for people driving would be incredible.” Ms Bowden said friends should stick close together when socialising and look out for each other.

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for their heart-felt song Sunny Days, which won best song. Ashburton College alternative rockers Titan came third in the bands section, narrowly missing out on advancing to the next stage. And although their hard work may not have been fully appreciated by the judges, the crowd saw them as one of the top performers in the 15-act line up, voted as the people’s choice. Ashburton College music teacher Michael Petruce was at

the Theatre Royal in Timaru on Saturday to watch his bands compete, and rated the college performances as some of the best he had seen at the teenage event. Between the two acts they managed to claim serveral of the awards on offer, he said. “I’m very, very pleased with them, and they’re all very proud, they have been working hard in the lead-up to this and it was great to see them bring it all together on Saturday,” he said.

Polytech moves to prevent email blunders By Myles Hume Aoraki Polytechnic is beefing up its emailing security system amidst a flurry of public services accidently sending private information to unintended recipients. Acting chief executive Alex Cabrera said the State Services Commissioner requested assurance from public service chief executives in April about the systems they have in place to prevent the unintentional release of private information via email. Aoraki Polytechnic has never sent private information to an unintended inbox, but after a high level risk assessment it is putting measures in place to reduce the chance of it happening. It comes after a spate


Government departments accidently leaked private information, including the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Work and Income (WINZ) and the Earthquake Commission (EQC). The polytechnic has updated its information management policy which it hopes will reduce the unintended release of information and is currently implementing a new electronic document management system. “This allows documents and files to be shared internally through links rather than sent over the email system. When an email recipient receives a link they will only be able to open the document if they were given permission to do so,” Mr Cabrera said. In a report, Mr Cabrera said the polytechnic already had

steps in place to ensure email blunders did not happen, including limiting the size of attachments on emails, training staff and restricting sensitive information to senior management and managers of core departments. In the report it said there were several options the polytechnic was considering for adoption including delay email sending features, notification that emails had been sent to an external recipient and disabling the auto-complete email address function for users who are at-risk of sending emails to unintended recipients. “Aoraki is confident appropriate measures are in place to reduce the likelihood of the unintentional release of private information via email,” he said.

Mr Petruce said Amelia and Danielle were the stand out performers for the college, and they were now tasked with submitting a 15-minute video of their music in a bid to be selected for the national finals. He was impressed with Titan’s performance, the band bringing unmatched energy to the stage with their unique sound. Other acts to represent Mid Canterbury were Heavy Weather, Jackie Tait and Mount Hutt College’s Missing Sam.

• Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1369 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 2, 7, 14, 23, 30, 33. Bonus number: 5. Powerball winning number: 8. Strike: 7, 14, 30, 23.

A 5-year-old girl has been flown to Middlemore Hospital with burn injuries after the dress she was wearing went up in flames when she came too close to a nearby gas heater at the weekend. Fire and ambulance staff were called to an address in Flaxmere to tend to the young girl who was flown to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland around 9.30pm on Saturday night. Her father, who asked not to be named, said burns covered her body from the chest down. She was wearing a fairy dress that was fitted in the body with a ballet-style skirt. The dress was engulfed in flames as she came too close to a heater in - APNZ the lounge.

• Laws for mayor? Former shock jock Michael Laws – once an MP and mayor of Wanganui – is thought to be considering a rerun for his old mayoral job. A source told the Herald on Sunday Laws has been sending more emails recently about civic affairs. Laws was weighing up the position, but would not announce he was standing until the last minute, the source said. “It certainly wouldn’t surprise me.” Current mayor Annette Main, whose husband John Blythe died this week, said she would stand again and was not concerned by talk of a challenge. Laws told the Herald on Sunday: “I haven’t given any thought to local body elections whatsoever.” - APNZ

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Southland hunter Joel Malcolm with the 85.7kg boar he stuck in Southland.

By Myles Hume Snow and torrential rain may have played into the hands of many animals at the weekend, but they were no match for Southland boar hunter Joel Malcolm. The east Southland man was one of 265 competitors at the Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition this year, and claimed the highly-prized heaviest boar crown after hanging his kill up against several other sizable pigs in the

Hotel Ashburton carpark. His 85.7kg kill was tracked down after one of his four dogs latched on to the pig in snowcovered terrain while Mr Malcolm rushed in to stick his impressive beast. “I knew when I had him he would be up there, but you never know with these competitions what some people will bring in,” he said. In its sixth year, the competition has steadily grown in size with hunters spreading to all parts of the South Island to

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Boar was one of the highly sought after animals during the Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition at the weekend.

bring their game back to the carpark by yesterday’s 2.30pm deadline. Chamois, tahr, red stag, wallabies and boar were among a host of wild animals which hunters were given three days to kill and bring back to Ashburton with more than $20,000 worth of prizes handed out by the witty Lynda Topp. One of the five organisers, Andy Wilson, said it was hard going for many of this year’s hunters, even though the poor weather was expected to push

many of the animals into lower and more accessible areas. “The weather was just so bad, the West Coast was the best place to be, we had a few chamois come out of there. “But some of the deer hunters and other boys had trouble reaching some areas because they could not get the helicopter in there, it had a big bearing on where they could go.” Mr Wilson said the snow and rain did not impact on the quality of kill, with Mr Malcolm sticking a boar five kilograms heavier

than last year’s winner, but the number of animals hunted was not as high this year. Behaviour of this year’s hunters appeared to have been within the rules with more children becoming a part of the competition. Of the many prizes up for grabs, other notable winners were Bruce Albon with his 93.5kg red stag, Grant Walker with his 83.5kg tahr, Hayden Breakwell with a 16.5kg chamois and Daniel Blair with his 60.2kg fallow buck.

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abin fever was settling in for those of us fortunate enough to be able to weather out last week’s storm indoors. But the sun came out yesterday – and so did a lot of people. In Methven’s winter wonderland snow play was the order of the day. Many of those domiciled in the alpine village are there for the snow – but at the top of Mt Hutt, not necessarily the bottom. The storm dumped almost three metres of snow on the Mt

OUR VIEW Hutt Ski Area, setting the scene for a fantastic season and skiers are itching to get up there. However the fact that it fell in such a short space of time has created its own set of problems. On Friday an avalanche wiped out the race timing building, and yesterday morning patrollers helicopter “bombing” potential danger areas, triggered an avalanche below the base building.

It rumbled down the hill at 70km/h for 700 metres, smashing into the bottom station of the triple chairlift and a snowmaking pump house. The full extent of the damage is yet to be tallied, but that aside mountain staff have a mammoth task ahead of them digging out the facilities and clearing the access road; and they’ve been hard at work making sure the area is safe.

Considering the conditions and the potential for damage we escaped relatively lightly in Mid Canterbury Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER

The rest of us will just have to wait; but there’s little doubt it will be well worth it. In the meantime, for visitors to the country, the southern skifields are open and skiers are

reporting excellent conditions. Others around the district have also had a chance to survey the damage wrought by the storm and farmers in particular will have weeks of work ahead to recover.

Toward the coast, autumnsown paddocks turned into ponds in the deluge, washing away seed and nutrients. Stock trampled valuable winter feed into the mud, and those who had sheep with

young lambs at foot will also be counting the cost. But considering the conditions and the potential for damage we escaped relatively lightly in Mid Canterbury. The wild weather might have moved on, but the danger is not over – with hard frosts forecast and a lot of surface water lying on the ground, black ice is a hazard we all need to be mindful off, especially on the roads. We are after all, not yet a month into winter.

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting in the Auckland suburb of Orakei yesterday afternoon. Police said he was arrested “without incident” in the Orakei area. Nobody else was being sought

in relation to the incident. Auckland City District detectives were to interview the man last night, before deciding what, if any, criminal charges will be laid, police said. Emergency services were called to Kupe Street just before 1pm yesterday after residents reported a man had been shot and had been seen running from the area

bleeding from a head wound. Witnesses described the weapon involved as looking like an assault rifle. The area was cordoned off while police searched for the alleged shooter and the victim. The victim was found near the scene of the incident. He was taken to Auckland City Hospital by ambulance in a serious condi-

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Wild weather since Thursday has left more devastation to the quickly-eroding Hakatere cliffs. Hutholder Rod Webb took photographs after high winds and heavy rain roughened up the relentless Pacific Ocean, breaking away another two metres of Nosey Parker Point. “With a combination of the southerly wind, a low pressure system and high tides waves come over the bar and crash against the frontage. Combined with the rain water a lot of damage occurs,” Mr Webb said. The photo above shows the point in 2006, but seven years later the cliffs have suffered heavy erosion (right). Mr Webb said the weather and subsequent erosion created a timely opportunity “for the council to visit and hopefully take some action”. Recently the Ashburton District Council received more than 50 submissions from Hakatere hutholders and is considering what can be done for the residents, some whose homes now sit only metres from the cliffs.

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Police name man sought over attacks By Anna Leask The man being sought by police in relation to eight attacks on elderly Auckland women in the last week has been publicly named. Police want to speak to 36-year-old William John Murphy, and fear he could kill unless he is stopped. Murphy allegedly struck for at least the eighth time in a week on Saturday night when he tied up an elderly woman with string and assaulted her with a weapon in her Pakuranga home. Murphy, who also goes by the name Wiremu Ruapapera, was identified as the man using a stolen Eftpos card following a robbery in Point Chevalier. Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus said Murphy was transient, and was known to have contacts between Auckland and Kaitaia. “We’d very much like to speak to him

about his activities over the past week,” she said. Sylvie van de Geer, the daughter of the latest victim, appealed for the attacker to give himself up. “Please stop ... I just urge this person to please stop,” she said. “These are our mums, these are our grandmums. These are people who have families and grandchildren. I treasure my mum ... He can’t be allowed to keep doing this.” Police carried out a forensic examination of the woman’s house on Saturday. Neighbours have described her coming out of her council flat on Pakuranga’s Dale Cres crying for help after the attack. She was only partially clothed and her hands were tied. Police believe the attack is linked to a string of similar incidents across Auckland over the last week. Saturday’s attack was the latest in a series of robberies against elderly vic-

tims, which Detective Senior Sergeant Aaron Pascoe earlier said were escalating in violence. “We’re really, really concerned about this guy harming somebody or even killing somebody, and if anybody can identify either who this person is, or his whereabouts, we need to know urgently so we can stop him.” Mr Pascoe said the man knocked at the woman’s door and claimed there was an intruder in the area. After telling her to make sure her house was secure, the man forced his way into her home. Mr Pascoe said the intruder then tied the woman up with string which he found at the house. He threatened and assaulted the woman with a weapon, before stealing property including bank cards and money. Mr Pascoe would not go into detail about the attack, but said a weapon had been found at the address.

He said the robbery was believed to be linked to other offences in Remuera, Penrose, Orewa, Takapuna, Northcote, Herne Bay and Westmere. On some occasions, the offender has claimed to be a plain clothes police officer. “This escalates the offending of what the police believe to be a series of robberies targeting the elderly residing in communal residential units or similar,” Mr Pascoe said. “The offender is becoming more aggressive in his approach to his victims.” Mr Pascoe said members of the public, particularly the elderly, should be vigilant and cautious about their personal security. “Because the offender is targeting the elderly, police are urging people to only open the door to people they know, and anyone who recognises the suspect in the attached photographs are to contact - APNZ the police immediately.” 

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PHONES Samsung Cellphone was $59 now $20

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Delonghi Dehumidifier was $599 now $350

Samsung Digital Still Camera was $169 now $75

Ralta Double Queen Electric Blanket.........................was $129 now $60 Delonghi Freestanding Heated Towel Rail.................was $169 now $85 Dimplex Convector Heater.........................................was $199 now $99 Noirot 1500wt + Timer Wall Heater.......................... was $649 now $450 Mitsubishi Dehumidifier........................................... was $799 now $500

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Rowers still rule the water By Andrew Alderson

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International rugby in Rakaia By Jonathan Leask The only rugby in Mid Canterbury at the weekend was an international fixture. The Methven Maulers Golden Oldies hosted the Feather Dusters all the way from Goondiwindi Australia. Originally scheduled to be played in Methven, a foot of snow on the field meant they needed an alternative venue, and

the Rakaia Rugby Club kindly obliged with the game taking place on the back field in conditions belying the recent wild weather, although the wintry chill was evident - especially to the tourists. The team left a relatively warm 18 degrees in Goondiwindi and arrived in Methven to freezing conditions at 4am on Saturday as the death throes of the cold snap passed through. In order to warm up for the

To see more or purchase photos game the team promptly spent 22 hours acclimatising in the pub before making the trip out to Rakaia, with few looking a lit-

tle worse for wear before kick-off. The two clubs have a close association with the Maulers having made trips over in 2007

and 2010, and for the return voyage a full touring party made the trip with the curtain raiser played between the Methven under 12s and the Goodiwindi under 12s, before the old boys took centre stage. The previous night’s warm-up efforts hadn’t done the trick but the visitors were introduced to the local tradition – a pre-game drink of warmed up port. It was an international although the standard may not

have been that of the likes of the All Black test or the Lions tour of the night before, but both sides threw the ball around and there was plenty of on-field banter. There were plenty of bruises, a handful of muscle strains and even a suspected broken arm and in the end rugby was the winner, as they don’t keep score. Then it was off to the Methven clubrooms for the warm down before hoping to hit the slopes of Mt Hutt today.

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray created further history last night at the second World Cup regatta of the season in England. They have recorded the longest winning streak at international events in men’s rowing after recording their 14th straight major title. Against an underwhelming field the pair in post-Olympic year, Murray and Bond streaked away to win by 15.73s. The performance was so decisive that at one point in the race a wide-angled television shot showed no opposition crews in the frame as New Zealand exited and no-one else entered. Bond and Murray had been equal with the Danish lightweight four of 1996-1999 and the German men’s eight of 2009 to date. Their current record includes an Olympic gold medal, three world championships and 10 World Cup wins. A couple of prestigious Henley Royal Regatta titles (2009 and 2010) have complemented their legacy. At the London Games, they even set a world best time on their way to the final (rowers refer to ‘world best’ rather than ‘world record’ because of the variance in water conditions). Underlining the pair’s continued dominance was a heat win by more than 18 seconds to send them directly into the final. The pair even found time to watch the All Blacks as they relaxed beforehand. Seven of New Zealand’s nine rowing crews contested finals overnight. The new women’s pair of Rebecca Scown and Kayla Pratt took silver in their first international regatta together, beaten by Britain’s Polly Swann and Helen Glover. Lightweight single sculler Ashburton’s Duncan Grant came fourth. - HOS

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Centre: Zoe Price helps Oliver Thomas, 1, build a snowman in Methven. Top right: Tinwald’s Daniel Snowball makes a run up the sideline against Wakanui Blue. Centre right: Methven Mauler Corey Quinn looks to get his pass away despite the attentions of the Feather Duster defender. Bottom right: Matt Markham rolls up in the Ashburton Indoor Association Championship Pairs on Saturday. Below: Hunters unload their haul for judging at the Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition yesterday.



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Bad weather hampers rescue By Mahesh Pandey Bad weather is hampering rescue operations in rain-ravaged northern India where up to 1,000 people are feared to have died in landslides and flash floods that have left pilgrims and tourists stranded in remote mountains without food or water. So far 557 bodies have been found after torrential rains struck the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand on June 15, flooding the Ganges river and devastating an area known as the “Land of the Gods” for its revered Hindu shrines. More than 20,000 people were cut off in remote areas with the full extent of the loss of life only likely to emerge after flood waters recede and rescue workers reach isolated areas, officials said. “The death toll could be more than 750 - maybe around 1,000,” Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna said in the state capital Dehradun late on Saturday. Raging rivers have swept away houses, buildings and entire villages. Dozens of helicopters and thousands of soldiers have been deployed to help people trapped across the state. But air operations had to be suspended on Sunday due to rain and overcast conditions over the pilgrimage sites of Kedarnath and Badrinath as well as Rishikesh, which is popular with adventure tourists for its white-river rafting. Twenty trekkers including six Americans were rescued on Saturday after they were marooned

near a remote glacier, while the army managed to make contact with nearly 1,000 people stuck in mountains near Kedarnath. Weather permitting, two aircraft were to transport a medical team and equipment to set up an emergency “mini hospital” in the region, Indian Air Force spokeswoman Priya Joshi said. About 120 bodies were recovered from the Kedarnath temple complex and more were feared to be lying in nearby jungle where tourists took refuge after hotels and other buildings collapsed in the deluge. The Times of India newspaper said some people had died of hunger and illness when relief failed to reach them in time. “Mostly the young survived. But many had to see their loved ones die a slow death in front of their eyes,” it quoted a rescue worker as saying. Rescuers hoped to evacuate more people on Sunday after road links to several areas were reopened. The military operation, involving around 50 helicopters and more than 10,000 soldiers, was focused on reaching those stranded in the holy town of Badrinath after earlier finding widespread devastation in the Kedarnath temple area. Special trains and buses have been pressed into service to bring tourists home while medical and food supplies were being flown to stranded people. Floods and landslides from monsoon rains have also struck neighbouring Nepal, leaving at least 39 people dead, according to the government in Kathmandu. - AFP

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Aust soldier killed By Nick Perry It was a cruel twist of fate that just as a new memorial for Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan was being unveiled, a special forces commando lay fatally wounded in Oruzgan province. The first national memorial devoted solely to the servicemen lost in Afghanistan was opened in north Queensland on Saturday – just as Taliban insurgents were firing on Aussie troops, killing one and wounding two. Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who laid a wreath at the memorial on Saturday, said that both sorrow and pride were etched on the faces of family members who attended the ceremony to remember their loved ones. “It seems particularly cruel that as that service was coming to an end we were starting to receive the first news of more death and more wounding in Afghanistan,” the prime minister said yesterday. She warned people against being

lulled into a “false sense of security”. “This news reminds us that our mission is ongoing, that the danger is ongoing,” she said. Defence confirmed a special forces soldier had become the 40th Australian to die fighting the war in Afghanistan. The decorated soldier from the Sydney-based 2nd Commando Regiment was shot and killed during a firefight with insurgents in southern Afghanistan’s Khod Valley. One of his comrades was in a serious condition after sustaining a gunshot wound, while an airman suffered minor injuries in the skirmish. Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley said the three casualties were given first aid and airlifted to Tarin Kowt base. “Sadly, despite their efforts, they could not save one of their mates,” Gen Hurley told reporters in Canberra. The dead man was a seasoned soldier, on his fifth tour of Afghanistan and with previous service in Iraq - AAP and East Timor.

Gunmen dressed as paramilitary police killed nine foreign tourists in an unprecedented attack in the Himalayas of northern Pakistan, in a security failure bound to embarrass the new government just weeks after it took office. The gunmen stormed into a base camp, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers in an area of the far-flung north not previously associated with violence or Islamist militancy. The killings will jeopardise the only foreign tourism that remains in Pakistan - that of mountaineers – the few international tourists to still visit a country troubled by alQaeda and Taliban violence. Officials said five Ukrainians and a number of Chinese were killed. One Pakistani also died and one Chinese survivor has been recovered, the government said. The climbers were staying at a first camp, around 1280 metres, for Nanga Parbat, one of the highest mountains in the world, in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. “There were nine foreigners and one Pakistani. The incident took place around 10pm (0300 AEST Saturday). They were mountaineers,” Diamer police official Mohammed Naveed said. “Gunmen came and opened fire on them. It is confirmed that they have been killed,” he said. Five Ukrainians were among the dead, Ukraine’s ambassador to Pakistan Vladimir Lakomov said. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar told parliament one Chinese survivor had been rescued. The Himalayas in northern Pakistan offer some of the most spectacular climbing in the world. Its peaks are a magnet for expe-

Ugly dog A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner at the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Walle, a four-year-old mutt from Chico, California who was entered at the last minute, was judged most unsightly of 30 dogs at the Northern California competition. “This dog looked like he’s been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals,” judge Brian Sobel said. The contest at the SonomaMarin Fairgrounds gets worldwide attention, with media from around the world travelling to Petaluma, - AP north of San Francisco. 

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rienced mountaineers, often from Europe. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. While Gilgit-Baltistan has seen deadly sectarian violence targeting Pakistan’s Shi’ite Muslim minority, foreigners have never before been targeted in such a remote part of the region, which officials said was inaccessible by road. Helicopters were dispatched to recover the bodies, and that police and paramilitary had been ordered into the area, officials said. Nisar told parliament that the attackers were dressed as Gilgit Scouts, a paramilitary police unit, and accessed the camp with the help of two guides whom they kidnapped. “They abducted two guides and through them reached the area. One guide was killed in the shoot-out. One is alive. He is now detained and being questioned,” he said. Pakistan condemned the attack, but the killings raise serious questions about security failures and embarrass a country already suffering from a poor image. The interior minister conceded there was no police or security escort for foreigners up in that area of the mountains. The top bureaucrat and top police official in Gilgit-Baltistan were yesterday suspended, state TV said. “The prime minister of Pakistan has condemned these inhuman and cruel acts, ordered to conduct thorough investigation, and apprehend the culprits to bring them to justice,” the government said. The government, which took office earlier this month after historic elections, faces a massive array of problems related to a moribund economy and Islamist militancy. - AFP

• Acid attack A young actress suffered burn injuries in an acid attack in northwest Pakistan at the weekend, her relatives and police said. The 18-year-old, known as Bushra and popular in the northwest for her film, television and theatre appearances, was attacked while asleep at her home in the town of Nowshera, 148 kilometres northwest of Islamabad. The teen was immediately taken to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar where Dr Suhail Ahmad said she had suffered 33 per cent burn injuries, on her face and shoulder, but was in a stable - AFP condition. 

• 21 killed in Iraq A suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people at a Shi’ite mosque north of Baghdad, after three other attacks leave eight dead, broadcaster Al-Jazeera reports. Saturday’s attack during evening prayers left 25 people wounded. The suspected bomber was believed to have set off an explosive belt. Eight people including a suicide bomber were killed earlier on Saturday in two separate attacks targeting police in northern Iraq, security officials said. A car bomb was detonated by a suicide driver at security checkpoint in Mosul, 400km north of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 15. In Kirkuk, 250km north the capital, gunmen killed three police officers and wounded a - DPA fourth. 

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Firefighters and onlookers gather around the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, yesterday. Five people were killed and six others injured when the four-storey building collapsed.

Five die in latest building fall A four-storey building has collapsed in Mumbai, killing five people in the second such incident in as many days and underlining shoddy construction practices in the financial capital of the country. The dilapidated building, located in a busy market area in suburban Dahisar, was vacated two years ago but local vegetable vendors continued to use it as a night shelter, officials said yesterday. “Five people died when the building collapsed early morning. We are awaiting more details,” Mumbai Police spokesman Satyanarayan Choudhary told AFP. Rescue operations were under way to clear the debris and search through the rubble for survivors. A local lawmaker said the building had been evacuated two years ago after it was declared dangerous by the civic authorities but its redevelopment had been hampered by a

court dispute. “It was due to be redeveloped but there was a dispute between the owner and tenants.... local vegetable vendors were taking shelter there,” Vinod Ghosalkar told reporters. Ghosalkar said authorities were attending to six people injured in the accident. It was the fourth building collapse in recent months in the Mumbai area, including one in April that killed 74 people. Two builders and seven others were arrested in connection with the collapse of the unauthorised and partly finished building after the April accident. On Friday, an apartment block collapsed in Thane district, killing 10 people including five children in their sleep. The collapses have highlighted widespread shoddy construction standards in India, where a huge

demand for housing and pervasive corruption often result in cost-cutting and a lack of safety inspections. Last week, part of a five-storey apartment block in central Mumbai caved in and killed 10 people. The accident was blamed on alleged illegal alterations to the structure, exacerbated by heavy monsoon rains. The high cost of property in Mumbai and surrounding areas pushes many low-paid families, especially newly arrived migrants from other parts of India, into often illegal and poorly constructed homes. India’s urban housing shortage was estimated at nearly 19 million households in 2012, and in Mumbai the situation is so dire that more than half of the city’s residents live in slums. - AFP

Police have arrested a 62-year-old man who allegedly killed six people in a gun rampage across Shanghai, state media reports. Saturday’s shooting spree left four workers at a chemical factory, a taxi driver and a sentry at a military barracks dead before the perpetrator was arrested, Xinhua news agency reported. The killings were triggered by an “economic dispute” with one of the man’s colleagues at the factory, the Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News website reported.  - DPA

• Fugitive arrested A British killer who escaped prison after being jailed for a frenzied knife attack on his aunt has been captured on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Simon Hennessey, 49, has been on the run since he walked out of an English prison in December 1998. In 1978 aged just 14 Hennessey mutilated his aunt Mary Webber, 72, in a brutal knife attack at her home on the English south coast city of Plymouth, stabbing her 70 times.  - PA

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See a theme park like a VIP with no waiting America’s biggest theme parks will pack in around 120 million people this year. That’s a lot of standing in long lines for roller coasters, juggling show schedules and figuring out when and where to eat. But there’s a way to eliminate the stress of making the annual trek to Disney, Universal, Six Flags and other popular parks. Many now have VIP tours with perks usually reserved for celebrities — private tour guides, no waits for the biggest attractions, reserved seating at shows and parades along with behind-the-scenes peeks at places normally off limits. All of this, of course, comes at a steep price. The VIP tours at Six Flags parks in New Jersey and near Los Angeles come in at $299 per person. Cedar Point in Ohio charges $395 apiece for a full day of perks that include front of the line access to its 16 roller coasters. Disney World’s VIP tour starts at $315 per hour for up to 10 people. “Time is money and when you’re waiting in line, you’re wasting

money,” said Joey Ray, of Sparks, Nevada, whose vacations usually revolve around theme parks. The ability to bypass the lines means he can see everything in a day instead of staying an extra night or two at a park. Ray said he’s gone on a few of the VIP tours, including at Universal Studios Hollywood where visitors get to see the studio’s costume and prop departments and walk through the courtyard in the back lot where Back to the Future was filmed. Just seeing that was worth the splurge, he said. Those in the theme park industry say there are two distinct types of visitors now — those who closely watch what they spend and those who are willing to shell out more but are limited by time. Gone are the days when everyone pays the same price for a theme park ticket and waits in the same lines. “Everyone is not equal anymore,” said Dennis Spiegel, a themepark consultant and president of International Theme Park Services Inc. in Cincinnati.

His company found in a survey just completed that the money parks make from VIP tours is small, but growing. It also showed that VIP visitors are moving twice as fast through the parks with front-of-line access and that about 70 per cent wouldn’t come back without it. “It became very apparent that this is something that’s going to continue to grow in the future,” said Spiegel, who noted that parks recognise the potential for ill will when guests with high-priced tickets sidestep lines full of paying customers. Their solution now is to design new rides so that people won’t notice when they are being bypassed. Disney was one of the few theme park operators offering the personalised tours up until the past 10 years. Now they can be found regional parks including Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., and Kings Island near Cincinnati. Six Flags parks nationwide have several levels of VIP passes depending on location. At Six Flags Great America near Chicago, the fourhour express tour is $225 per per-

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Tourists purchasing tickets at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles. Many theme parks now have VIP tours with perks usually reserved for celebrities – private tour guides, no waits for the biggest attractions, reserved seating at shows and parades along with behind-the-scenes peaks at places normally off limits.

son (with a minimum of four people) while the ultimate tour for $400 lasts all day and gets you unlimited games, food, and a cabana at the water park. The biggest perk is doing it all with no waiting, said park spokesman Brandon Bruce. “You can definitely cover a lot of ground,” he said. Tracy Bates, a roller coaster fan from Ridgeville, South Carolina, said he has shelled out for the VIP tours when he’s making a one-time visit to a theme park or when crowds are heavy. His wife, Charlene, doesn’t do roller coasters, so skipping the lines is a big bonus. “I hate to leave her sitting while I’m waiting in line for an hour,” he said. The other benefit is that their personal guide is always willing to take photos, he said. “You don’t end up with a bunch of pictures of just one of you,” he said. While nearly all of theme park VIP tours allow guests to skip the lines entirely, the ones at Disney don’t — they still must use the Fastpass lines that are available to everyone. What they do get is a personal concierge who can monitor wait times across the parks, make dining reservations, arrange for the best seats at shows and make sure everyone in the group can get autographs and photos of Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins and all their other favourites. Guides tailor the tours to whatever the guests want to see, whether it’s the princesses or the big ticket rides. “They’re looking for a care-free visit without all of the planning,” said Chris Wojcik, who’s been a Disney tour guide the past 17 years. He also acts as a mediator to make sure everyone gets to see what’s on their wish list and can find an air-conditioned attraction when they get overheated. Some families request the same guide year after year and plan their vacations around when they are available, said Marvin Smith, who oversees the VIP tours at Disney World. What makes Universal Studios Hollywood’s VIP Experience unique is that it includes an up-close tour of the movie and television production studio where scenes in To Kill a Mockingbird, ’The Sting, and Pirates of the Caribbean, were filmed. Sometimes those on the tour can get a glimpse of stars walking along the back lot, see the sound editing process or step onto a set just after shooting is finished. “People say they never realised


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An empty train during a test run above a new main entrance area on Cedar Point’s new GateKeeper roller coaster in Sandusky, Ohio. The coaster will turn riders upside down six times and soar above a new main entrance on seats that extend sideways from the track, with nothing above or below them. what it takes to make a movie or a TV show,” said guide Bobby Machlin. “They walk away looking at it differently.” The $299 per person ticket includes a private trolley, gourmet lunch, a VIP lounge and sunscreen.

Once the special back lot tour is over, they get front of line access to all of the park’s shows and rides too. Machlin said those taking part in the VIP Experience get more out of their day because he knows so

many time-saving short cuts and can take guests through special entrances to shows and attractions. “I’m able to get them through twice as much in the same amount time because I know the park so well,” he said. -AP

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People on the VIP Experience tour at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles.



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) The week begins with a truly lovely link between the Sun and Neptune. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to help others and be less influenced by your own need for recognition. If there is someone you know who is in hospital or isolated, a visit or thoughtful gesture will be gratefully received. Compassion can have its own reward.

TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) The Moon could see you keen to do something a bit different today, even if it is shaking up your normal routine. You might also want to attend to any outstanding correspondence or emails. Mercury is set to rewind this week so seize the opportunity to be well organised before its tricky influence bites home.

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Work hard at tying up any financial loose ends because a curve ball or two could come your way later this week. Yet if you want to make money, the most productive way to do so may be by following your muse. This may be less possible at work but if you have a hobby or interest which is creative, think how you can monetise it.

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CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) The Sun is getting established in your sign and all through this week it is making a potentially inspirational angle to Neptune. This can be truly marvellous if you want to do something new, especially if it involves culture, travel, history or the arts. But rather than trying to achieve hard and fast results, you may just want to explore possibilities.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) You can find yourself enjoying some quite amazing dreams this week. Even if you are someone who tends not to remember your night dreams, you may find it wonderful to daydream, especially if you can find yourself in some form of splendid isolation with the time to access the parts of yourself and life you rarely do.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) You could find yourself developing something of a crush on one person in your circle this week, or you may join together with one other likeminded individual to campaign for a cause which is important to you both, especially if it relates to social justice or seeking to protect those who are more vulnerable in society. Good for you if so!

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) If you need to talk to anyone important about a proposal or interview, or any kind of official department, get to it. Things can get snared up in Mercury’s reversal later this week and if you can make your move now, chances are you will get a much better response to what you propose or plan. A role in the caring profession is also possible.

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) This would be a super week to have a complete change of scene. If you are travelling, for example, you can have a rare ability to soak up the sights and sounds you encounter in a very vivid way. True, travel planet Mercury does start to rewind, which means you must stay mindful of the practical elements, but in all other ways it’s a fine time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) You might find yourself fantasising about your ideal home or family scenario. If you are living in accommodation that is less than ideal, the chances are you can find yourself even more firmly focused on what you would really like now. If you have property, you may think of the people you would like to benefit from it in future times.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Each day sees a mixture of standard conversation, polite greetings and perhaps a nice chat over a coffee or cup of tea. But today and at some point this week you could find yourself really quite spellbound by the content of one discussion, or by the person you are talking to! Someone could be about to become so much more important.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Aquarius people often have a care for the welfare of people as a whole, not just themselves. And your ability to see and identify with the things which people find difficulty with is, as a zodiac sign grouping, one of your greatest gifts. You may find yourself doing something particularly kindly this week, perhaps even helping or healing someone.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You can shimmer magically all through this week, and even if that sounds a little fanciful, I am being entirely sincere. Astrology is essentially the art of timing our moves. If we do this well and couple the timing with application, hard work and no little self-belief, wonderful things can happen. Bear this carefully in mind Pisces.


Ashburton College Newsletter

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Monday, June 24, 2013

Issue 10, June 24, 2013

‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

Message from the Principal ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’ Kia ora and Greetings. College Closures As you read this I am hopeful that we have a calm, sunny day and things have returned to normal after a somewhat wet and cold weekend that was (hopefully) not as dire as had been predicted. As I wrote this on the previous Thursday morning, the promised snow was less than expected but the weather was very wet and cold. The forecast was saying there was more to come, we were working through the options for the College Ball and deciding whether the College was to be open or closed on the Friday. A decision to close the College is not made lightly and is often made on the basis of forecasts and assessments rather than absolute information. We are well aware of the disruption that closing can cause families and businesses, balanced against the need to have a decision made early enough. First and foremost is always safety. If it is not safe for the majority of our students to travel to College, or move around the College, or may not be safe for them to get home, we will close. Many families (especially our outlying families) will make an individual decision for themselves which is ideal, as they are best placed to make a decision for their children. The same applies to our staff, many of whom live outside the Ashburton urban area. If it is not safe for them to travel to work, we expect them to stay at home. Pearsons, our bus operator, have the same safety focus and will always advise us of which bus runs are safe to operate and which are not. Clear and obvious decisions are always the easiest to make. In a perfect world it starts gently snowing at 2:45pm, the forecast is for more snow

for the next 12 hours – and the decision is both easy to make and can be broadcast with plenty of advance notice. Less clear was the decision we worked through regarding the College Ball, which at the time of writing was scheduled for ‘tomorrow night’. The forecast kept changing but we asked, would the roads be too icy late at night anyway? However, if it continued to rain ice was unlikely to be an issue. We met with the Police and ACADS also to work our way through this. With all of the perfect hindsight available on a Monday morning, I trust that you will agree with the decisions we eventually made, even if the weather then chose to do something else. However, should anyone have a reliable crystal ball that they are willing to lend to us can you please call me. Student Reports Over the last year we have been working through a significant project to improve our recording of student progress throughout their time at College. A lot of good work has been done and I am grateful to a large number of staff members for the many hours they have put into developing and implementing this. An obvious change that parents and caregivers will see is that the mid-year and end-of-year written reports have become more detailed and will provide parents and caregivers with more information, including test results. The end-ofyear report, in many areas, will also include the mid-year information so parents and caregivers can more easily see progress. Eventually, we are aiming to provide parents and caregivers with the ability to log-in through the College Website and see a range of learning, behavioural and attendance information about their child at any time. However, this may well be another year away yet. Cheers Grant McMillan Principal

Staff - Welcome


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This support is provided through the provision of information, and one-onone support contact on the disability or associated issue.

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Curriculum Related New Zealand Marine Studies Centre Talent Development Programme Two of our Year 10 students, Sarah Tiffen and Lucy Clough (pictured right, left to right) were recently selected for a Marine Science Programme, at Portobello, in Dunedin. This eight day residential programme is for Year 10 gifted and talented students and involves twenty students from lower South Island Secondary Schools in a Marine Research Project at the University of Otago New Zealand Marine Studies Centre. Students work in teams and are mentored to develop their science investigation and communication skills. The programme runs over eight days, split into three sessions. The students are split into groups and, working with a mentor, develop research projects based on an aspect of Marine Science. The students then complete field work, gather and analyse data and present their results.

2013 is Parent to Parent’s 30th anniversary year – celebrating 30 years of support to families with disabilities, health impairments or special needs.

College Ski/Snowboarding 2013 Programme Year 9, 10 and International Students

Sarah’s project involves parasite infestation of cockles. Her group is investigating whether the size of the cockle influences the amount of parasite infestation and whether buried or surface cockles have more parasites (pictured left, working on the project).

Ski/Snowboard dates for Years 9, 10 and International Students are as follows. These days are part of the Year 9 and 10 Outdoor Education programme and students are encouraged to take part. Year 10 10J, 10K, 10L, 10M, 10N 10V, 10W, 10X, 10Y, 10Z

- Tuesday 20 August (payment by Thursday 15 August) - Wednesday 21 August (payment by Friday 16 August)

Year 9 9GK, 9GL, 9OL, 9OM + overseas students - Tuesday 27 August 9BK, 9BM, 9RJ, 9RK, 9RL - Thursday 29 August

(payment by Thursday 22 August) (payment by Friday 23 August)

Skiing Costs:

$71 $55

Full Hire/Lesson/Bus Lesson/Bus (Season Pass Only with own gear)

Snowboarding Costs:

$71 $55

Full Hire/Lesson/Bus Lesson/Bus (Season Pass Only with own gear)

It may be that, as a family/student you want to start budgeting now. Snowboarding is limited to the first twenty five students paid per trip. Information notices will be issued during the last week of this term to students. Payment is required four school days prior to going. No late payments accepted. .

Lucy’s project is about the effect of light intensity on the growth, community structure, levels of chlorophyll and productivity of Macrocystis (brown kelp). The girls completed their first session from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 01 June, and will be back in Portobello at the end of this week. At a later date, the students will give a final presentation of their work to parents/caregivers, mentors and invited guests. This is the first time Ashburton College has been involved in this programme and on the recommendation of Lucy and Sarah, we hope to have students selected to participate again in 2014. Sarah said the programme builds science skills, knowledge and awareness, to which Lucy added that she ‘loved it’. Both students agreed the experience was very worthwhile, cementing their interest in matters of Science.

Year 12 and Inter-House Skiing

(Pictured right): The New Zealand Marine Studies Centre is also the venue for the College Year 13 Biology Trip in September.

Interhouse Skiing/Snowboarding:

Special Olympics Football Ribbon Day

Year 12PED, NCEA Assessment Skiing/Snowboarding Programme: Tuesday 30 July; Thursday 01 August; Friday 02 August . Tucker Trophy - Tuesday 06 August

Written by SLSU students Anthony Van Asperen, Levon Wilson, Raymond Williams and Olivia Mui


On Monday 10 June, most of us from the SLSU travelled down to Timaru to participate in a football fun day. It was held at the Aoraki Stadium.

Cans for the Salvation Army – Mufti Day Awhi Clarke

Learning Support Assistant Community Entry Programme

Information Ashburton College Production of

In establishing the cause for this second 2013 Mufti Day the Executive decided on a local cause, the Salvation Army Foodbank, from which money and donations could be put into our local community. (Pictured right, left to right) are members of the Student Executive - Kane Olsen (Head Boy), Matthew Arnold, Hannah Waters, Ellen Dakers, Ash McBride, Vicky Squires, Finau Fakapelea (Head Girl) and Josh Aberhart, with Judith Lilley of the Salvation Army (centre of picture). 627 cans of food make up the Salvation Army Shield and central cross while an additional $383.50 in cash was able to be donated.

(Pictured right, clockwise from left): Emma Hurst, Isaak Ballantyne, Raymond Williams, Anthony Van Asperen.

The Student Executive thanks College families for their generosity.

After a short break we had a game of soccer and a ribbon prize-giving before heading home. It was an enjoyable day and it was great meeting new people.

Last Tuesday Ashburton College, in conjunction with the Ashburton District Road Safety Co-ordinator, Rachael Boyd, held its annual Road Crash Day, for Year 12 students. This programme is a community initiative designed to heighten awareness around the main causes of vehicle crashes, known as the FATAL 5: Speed, Alcohol, Restraints, Dangerous Driving and High Risk Drivers.

Reporting to Parents/Caregivers

The day’s programme was based around reality – the REAL consequences of a fatal road crash and its effect on family, friends and the community in which it happens.

Reports – Format Parents/caregivers will notice significant changes to our reporting format.

This was followed by a series of Workshops facilitated by –

Further to the Interim Reports which families received during Term One the next output of reports is: • Year 11, 12 and 13 students to be posted out on Thursday 11 July. • Year 9 and 10 students’ reports scheduled for Friday 16 August posting.

Page 2 of the report provides details which will help explain how to interpret the grades used. We are confident that you will find the amount of information provided in the reports will allow you to gain a clear picture of how your child is progressing.

Two key aspects are: • •

Senior Student Reports – include all NCEA Standards enrolled in, internal and external. Junior Student Reports – report on progress by Curriculum Level.

Detail about both of these aspects is included in the explanation page.

• • • •

Students Against Driving Drunk Serious Crash Unit New Zealand Fire Service St John Ambulance


Teacher Isabel Myers has provided the second article on Work Experience opportunities for SLSU students who, as they enter their final years at College, have as part of their weekly timetable where they transition into work experience within the community. At present there are three students working under this scheme.

Our second student to be featured is Teresa Ryan. Teresa Ryan works at New World Ashburton twice a week, for three hours. She is regarded as a member of the Checkout Team where she is responsible for helping with the magazine returns. Mary Jean Hart of New World has commented that Teresa has grown in confidence and her initiation of interactions with staff members and customers is increasing.

Victoria Stirling Nigel Price Joshua Kumbaroff Andrew Beckley

The SLSU staff are again very appreciative of the New World staff team for supporting Teresa in her work experience and helping her develop lifelong skills which may enable her to work within the community.

Interactive displays and the educational resource film ‘The Ripple Effect’, where Brent and Christine Laurenson tell of their eighteen year old son’s and his mate’s death in a car crash, concluded the day. This story is available on

Contact With The College - If You Wish To Discuss Your Child’s Progress • •

SLSU (Student Learning Support Unit) Work Experience

The SLSU is very appreciative of the willingness of local businesses to participate in this scheme, and advises they are always looking for opportunities for the students to be placed within the community.

Students began the day with an introduction in the Auditorium and then moved to a Mock Crash and Speed Braking demonstration at the Middle Road courts area (pictured right). From College, students were transported to the Ashburton Trust Event Centre where they had information from James Morrison (Driving Instructor), Lisa Collins (mother of a thirteen year old son who was killed after getting off the school bus) and Alisa Davies from ACC.

Report Dates

Lots of other students from other schools were there too. For the first part of the morning we practised some soccer skills: dribbling, passing and shooting the ball into the goal. We were mixed up in teams with the other students.

‘Road Crash’ Day

Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11 July 2013, 7:00pm, Holyoake Auditorium, Walnut Avenue. Tickets - $15 Tickets are on sale at the College Office

(Pictured left, back row left to right): Isaak Ballantyne, Raymond Williams, Tom Southby, Dom Cotter, Anthony van Asperen. (Front row, left to right) Teresa Ryan, Olivia Mui, Emma Hurst, Kevin Daly, Sheree Tily.

Mufti clothing was the order of the day on Friday 07 June. College’s Student Executive has organised three mufti days for the year.


If your enquiry is subject specific please contact your child’s subject teacher If your enquiry is of an overall nature please contact your child’s Form Teacher.

From the Canterbury District Health Board Free Influenza Vaccinations For Under 18s

TrustPower Ashburton District Youth Community Spirit Award

Pasifika (SPAC PAC) Speech Competition

The District Health Board advises that in 2013 and for the next two years at least, the Canterbury Health System is offering free flu vaccinations in Canterbury for youth aged under 18.

Year 13 student Abbey Marshall is an amazing, busy and giving young woman. This was recognised recently when she was awarded the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award.

Seven Ashburton College students from both Junior and Senior levels, proudly represented Ashburton College at the annual Anurieta (Teta) Pao-Sapaoga Pasifika Speech Competitions held on the evening of Tuesday 11 June at St Thomas Of Canterbury College in Christchurch.

Contributing to winning this award were her capabilities and involvement within the Order of St John. Abbey is the current District Cadet of the Year and a Cadet Leader within the Ashburton Division.

Not only was this the largest entrant group from any one school, but our students also gained the most placings from any one school. This was a significant success and stands as testament to these students’ ability and courage to stand up and speak on behalf of their own cultures and languages.

In addition to this Abbey is well-involved at Ashburton College as a member of the Student Executive and Co-Chairperson of the Ball Committee; is a member of the Phoenix Chorus; plays hockey and was Choreographer for Variety Theatre Ashburton’s Miss Saigon.

The judges from each section consistently praised the speakers for the high quality of their speeches and presentation and often very few points separated the individual results.

Flu is a severe and highly infectious illness that spreads easily in a school or pre-school environment. At best, it’ll put you out of action for a week, sometimes longer. It is important to vaccinate under 18s because influenza spreads quickly through pre-school and school communities and because children under 5 are particularly vulnerable, as are older relatives and people with chronic medical conditions. We in Canterbury care about the vulnerable people in our community and so this year, our message is “protection for others starts with you”. The flu vaccine is available now at Medical General Practices – call yours and protect yourself and your whānau/family before winter.

Transition Department News

St John National Success Abbey’s St John involvement has also taken her to national level success and, this year at the end of April, she took part in the St John Youth National Competitions as a Team Leader of one of the four South Island teams.

Various tertiary institutions and community groups visit the College during our Year 13 Forum on Tuesdays, to share information with students about courses and programmes they offer.

Abbey and her team won two from five tests, were placed in other tests and emerged 2nd placed overall in New Zealand. As an additional bonus the South Island Region won the overall title over the other two Regions of Central and Northern.

Year 12 students are welcome to attend also, but need to register their names at the Transition Office before the visit.

The team is pictured left, showing Abbey second from the left. This was the team coming first in their team test.

The following visits are scheduled for the next two weeks: George McDonald (Head Boy 2012) – 25 June NZ College of Early Childhood Education – 02 July

Also competing at this event was fellow College student Josh Aberhart, one of twelve competing in the emergency team section.

Liaison Visits:

‘Fafaga fanau i upu ma tala. Tautala i lau gagana.’ “Feed The Children With Words And Stories. Speak Your Language.”

Speech entrants and results were: 1st 1st 2nd 2nd

Christian Vainerere Losana Cakaunitabua Finau Fakapelea Switi (Sweet) Lisala

Cook Islands Māori Senior Section Fijian Senior Section English Senior Section Tongan Senior Section

Junior (Sesega) Fuluasou Mercy Vaoga Romeo Touli

Samoan Junior Section Samoan Junior Section Samoan Senior Section

Ashburton College appreciates the work of teachers Marg Macpherson and Bernadette Thompson as they support these students in their opportunities. (Pictured right, left to right); placegetters Finau Fakapelea, Christian Vainerere, Losana Cakaunitabua and Switi (Sweet) Lisala.

Ashburton College Newsletter

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Monday, June 24, 2013

‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

Issue 10, June 24, 2013

Forthcoming Events

Congratulations Big Sing’

Rugby - College Day Annual Tournament : Runners-Up

Since the beginning of the year, the two College choirs have been rehearsing and working hard in preparation for the annual Big Sing Festival in Christchurch.

Coach of the 2nd XV Boys’ Rugby Team, Mike O’Callaghan, highlights a very successful day for the team which played in this tournament on Wednesday 12 June at Burnside Park, Christchurch.

On Friday 07 June they headed off to Christchurch, the Phoenix Chorus with twenty four members and Phoenix Rising, our Junior Choir, with thirty seven Year 9 and 10 students. Musical Director for the Phoenix Rising is Angela Cresswell (pictured left) and for the Phoenix Chorus Jo Castelow (pictured below). Both choirs were accompanied by Laurence Searle from Christchurch.

Team Members: Kirk Chettleburgh (Captain), Aidan Achten, Ockert Alberts, Benji Barry, Joe Brown, Karl Clement, Logan Flett, Adam Greaney, Daniel Harper-Grey, Anton Herewini, Kieran Hunt, Alex McEnaney, Angus Mackenzie, Johnson Manihera-Hohaia, Jack Meyrick, Charlie Stewart Morrison, Patrick Sandrey, Kody Stuthridge, Samuel Whiting, Mike advises that it was a good day out for the 2nd XV. The team reached the final as the only undefeated team with results against Rangiora High School (0-0), Ellesmere College 34-0, Geraldine High School (12-7), Cashmere High School (24-5). They dominated the final against St Thomas of Canterbury College but were unable to capitalise on numerous breaks, resulting in scores being locked up at full-time (0-0).

Following the competition, held during the afternoon at St Mark’s Presbyterian Church, both choirs had the privilege of performing in the Gala Concert at CBS Arena in the evening, as well as singing in the Massed Choir items at the conclusion of the Concert. Both of the Musical Directors, Angie Cresswell and Jo Castelow were proud of the performances the Choirs gave and were equally pleased with the positive and encouraging comments made by the adjudicators. This intense event, co-ordinated by the Choral Manager Carolyn Clough, ended with fifty nine happy, but tired singers and staff, making it back to Ashburton just after midnight. Impressive work by all! The College thanks Angie Cresswell and Jo Castelow for the many hours they have put in to make our choirs sound so good, and to Beckley’s Coachlines who helped us to meet tight deadlines and were very accommodating of our needs. Also thank you to Trudy Ralston, Kerry Marshall and Janine Marshall who assisted with the uniforms for Phoenix Chorus.

Golf Croquet – National Junior Youth Squad Selection

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PUBLIC NOTICES Sale of Liquor Act 1989

New from Denby THE HERITAGE COLLECTION. Simple and honest with a real rustic charm Veranda, Pavilion and Orchard are all designed to work together and look fantastic in your kitchen. Available at The China Shop in the Arcade.

Public Notice

Ashburton Performing Arts Theatre Trust has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the grant (or renewal) of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 211A Wills Street, Ashburton and known as “Ashburton Trust Event Centre”. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is Entertainment. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: 11.00hrs - 24.00hrs 7 days a week.

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES. Warm up with one of our smoking hot ladies, HIRE that are waiting for you in sexy lingerie. The lovely Crystal is back, and we also welcome Mila to the team. NEW LADIES WELCOME. GENERAL hire. Lawn021 565 126. mowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting GET RID OF THE WINTER work, Call and see U-Hire BLUES. Come in and see Ashburton. 588 East Street. our hot, frisky ladies that Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; are waiting to help u warm Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sun- The application may be day 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: up. Phone/text 021 565126. 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460 inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District FOR SALE Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, MOTORING Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to MUNDIAL Knives. Now object and who wished to stocking Mundial forged object to the grant of the carbon steel chefs knives in WHEEL Alignments at great application may, not later 10 styles. Special prices. Maximise the life of than 10 working days after introductory prices from only your tyres with an alignment the date of the first $49.99. Chop like a from Neumanns Tyre Ser- publication of this notice, file professional. Kitchen vices Ltd, 197 Wills Street. a notice in writing of the Kapers. The Arcade. – Phone 308-6737. objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON This is the first publication MONDAY JUNE 24 of this notice. 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. RURAL TRADING POST 9.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, READYMADE calf shelters Consultancy House. hen houses - pump sheds. Sturdy well built sheds made 9.30am - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. to last. Choice of colours and Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, sizes as we make to order. Cameron Street. Your readymade shed 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. specialists Adams Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Sawmilling, Malcolm Cameron Street. McDowell Road, Ph 3083595. Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm, 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Sat 8am-12noon. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - counting, all welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, SITUATIONS WANTED Philip Street. 6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women cirDAIRY FARM work wanted. cuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. I have 10 and half years 7.30pm. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the experience and my partner Parish centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets. can rear calves etc. Please phone Sam Hoffman 027 781 7.30pm. TINWALD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers 1272 or Belinda 027 815 welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 6720.



9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Stretching exercise for all abilities. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 10.00am. ASHBURTON NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Coffee morning, all welcome. NOSH Cafe, Ashford Village, West Street. 10.45am. M.S.A.TAI CHI CLUB. Maintenance class and exercises. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 12noon - 3pm. ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community House, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 12.50pm. M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Rd. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Cards “500” R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

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With games being only 10 minute halves the number of tries scored was impressive. Top try scorer was Sam Whiting with four tries. Kirk Chettleburgh was the Outstanding Player, ably supported by Ockert Alberts, Charlie Stewart Morrison, Anton Herewini and Kody Stuthridge.



New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Cross-Country


Emma Waite (Year 13) and Cameron Jopson (Year 9) pitted themselves over this course held at the Halswell Quarry, Christchurch on 15 June.


Physical Education teacher, Karen McKenzie, tells us that excellent entry numbers (177 Boys’ Year 9, and 142 Senior Girls) meant that the start was quite congested and that the runners had to sprint for 300m to get a good position. The track narrowed considerably on the hill climb which was constant and muddy. The temperature on the day was quite cool, at around 6 degrees, and those who had warmed up well and had practiced sprinting got off to a good start. The Senior Boys’ race had over 200 competitors. The competition was well organised and the students all performed well for their schools. While not placed Cameron completed the 3km in 11:34 and Emma Waite (pictured left, second from the front) the 4km in 17:27, both quite respectable times.

Held on Wednesday 05 June thirteen students represented the College at the Pudding Hill Course. The hilly course provided some challenges to runners more used to flat terrain but, even so, four students attained a top ten finish. 3rd Under 15 Boys Cameron Jopson 4th Under 15 Girls Mikhayla Stroganov 5th Under16 Boys Matthew Beveridge 9th Under 19 Girls Emma Waite


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Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Cross Country



In extra time St Thomas scored a try from a kick to earn a Golden Point and win by 5-0.

Four College students: Harry Ferguson, Adam Greaney, Ryan Hampton and Andrew Hawthorne, have been invited into New Zealand Croquet’s 2013/14 Junior Youth Squad. This squad meets in October, with attendees eligible for New Zealand Team selection.



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MUP, Schools’ Music Festival Rehearsal, Netherby School, Ashburton, 1:30pm MUP, Schools’ Music Festival Rehearsal, Netherby School, Ashburton, 11:00am MUP, Performance at Schools’ Music Festival, Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7:00pm Year 11 General Studies, Burnham Military Camp College A Netball, Christchurch Competition, Hagley Courts, Christchurch Girls’ 1st XV Rugby, South Canterbury Girls’ Rugby Competition v Geraldine High School at Geraldine U15 Rugby v Albany Creek GPS Rugby Club, Brisbane, Australia (South Island Tour), at Ashburton 12OR - Class Outing, Base Café, Ashburton College Chess Team, Canterbury 2013 Chess Tournament, Christchurch NZ Marine Studies Centre Talent Development Programme-Y10 GATE Science Students, Portobello, Dunedin Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Mud Run, Motukarara Race Course Year 12 Biology, Microscope Course, Lincoln University Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Table Tennis Championships, Timaru Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:00pm, Menorlue Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Duathlon, Ruapuna Raceway, Christchurch Run-offs: AshColl Year 9 Speech Competition, Room A5 Year 13 Forum - NZ College of Early Childhood Education College A Netball, Christchurch Competition, Hagley Courts, Christchurch Year 11PIA, 11AGR, 13 AGR – Deer Farm Visit Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Girls’ Football Competition (date still tbc) 12OR - Class Outing, Base Café, Ashburton College Chess Team, Canterbury 2013 Chess Tournament, Christchurch Summer Blues Assembly, Period 4, Auditorium (invitations to families) Uniform Clothing Shop open, 10:00am – 1:00pm, via College Office. AshColl Year 9 Speech Competition, Period 2 Triathlon NZ, Youth Academy, Training Camp – Christchurch Aoraki Netball Tournament Armidale v Ashburton College - Rugby Match Burnside High School v Ashburton College Exchange – all hosted at Burnside, Christchurch Production – Alice in Wonderland, Auditorium, 7:00pm College A Netball, Christchurch Competition, Hagley Courts, Christchurch Year 9 and Year 10 Extra Spelling Competition, Timaru 12OR - Class Outing, Base Café, Ashburton College Chess Team, Canterbury 2013 Chess Tournament, Christchurch College Ball, Hotel Ashburton South Island Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships, Blenheim South Island Secondary Schools’ Cycling Championships, Christchurch South Island Secondary Schools’ Junior Netball Tournament, Hagley Park, Christchurch

Term Dates 2013: Term Two: Term Three: Term Four:

- Friday 12 July Monday 29 July - Friday 27 September Monday 14 October - Thursday 12 December (Year 9 and 10 students)


Wilkinson keeps the faith By Stephen Rodgers Eddie Wilkinson has kept his faith in Muirfield as he and trainer Mike Moroney attempt back-toback wins in the Caloundra Cup. Muirfield ran seventh behind Anagold in the Ipswich Cup but Wilkinson was pleased with his effort. “A few things went against him but overall I thought he ran well,” Wilkinson said. “The pace of the race didn’t suit

him when they slowed up in the middle stages and I thought he did a good job to keep finding the line.” Wilkinson said Muirfield found it difficult to adjust to the tightturning Ipswich track and his racing pattern would be better suited to the spacious Sunshine Coast course. “He was a little bit lost around Ipswich but his last 150 metres was good once he got balanced up and into the clear,” he said. “The step up to 2400 metres will be better as well. He ran second in

the Warrnambool Cup over 2350 metres, so the trip won’t be a problem.” Wilkinson and Moroney combined to win the 2012 Caloundra Cup with Shenzhou Steeds which ran second to Rialya in the Tattersall’s Cup on Saturday. Although Wilkinson rode Shenzhou Steeds in the Tattersall’s Cup he said he would prefer to remain aboard Muirfield at the Sunshine Coast. He will ride the Brian Smithtrained Meet George in next week’s

sprint, the Glasshouse Handicap. Meet George ran second to Woorim in the 2011 Glasshouse and was a creditable fourth to Belltone last year. He tuned up for his next attempt at the race with a second to Conservatorium in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. “He hasn’t lost his zest for racing. He’s just a great old warhorse,” Smith said. “His lead-up form this year has been terrific and he’s done a treat since the Eye Liner.” - AAP TURF

Eddie Wilkinson: Prefers Muirfield

Today’s Racing Rotorua fields, form and riders Racing Rotorua Venue: Rotorua Meeting Date: 24 June 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.43pm (NZT) HIGHBURY PARK STUD 2YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 2YO, 1230m 1 487 Babilloni (7) 57.5..............................R Jones 2 Shame On You (3) 57.5...............T Thornton 3 Attica (2) 57.5...................... R Hutchings (a) 4 6x Bellaire (1) 57.5...................... A Forbes (a1) 5 Result Merchant (6) 57.5................... D Hain 6 43 Dahls Delight (8) 55.5...................... M Wenn 7 8467 Abbey Rose (10) 55.5.................M Sweeney 8 Dunoon (5) 55.5......................... M Cameron 9 075 Klever Girl 55.5............................. Scratched 10 7 Elsie Rox (4) 55.5............................ K Myers 11 En’joyour Lindauer (9) 55.5.......J Oliver (a4) 2 1.18pm CLASSIC HITS WITH PAUL & RACHEL 3YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1230m 1 35. Twist Of Fate (5) 57.5......................R Jones 2 Just Jack (11) 57.5.............. R Hutchings (a) 3 0x9x Outside Centre (6) 57.5..............M Sweeney 4 Passing Parade (4) 57.5.................. K Myers 5 06993 Suggest Gold (7) 55.5............... M Cameron 6 45280 Hughes That Girl (13) 55.5..... A Forbes (a1) 7 2648x Kilmorack (2) 55.5.................... P Turner (a1) 8 9x6x Subrideo h (8) 55.5........................... R Stam 9 800x0 Chapel Bells (12) 55.5................... R Norvall 10 8x I’m A City Girl (10) 55.5.............J Oliver (a4) 11 Kash For Lass (9) 55.5...................... M Hills 12 Miss Grace h (3) 55.5..................B Lammas 13 Scarlet Minette (1) 55.5...............T Thornton 14 Sophisticate 55.5.......................... Scratched

15 Single Glance 55.5....................... Scratched 16 6080x Solstar 57.5................................... Scratched Emergencies: Single Glance, Solstar 3 1.53pm CHAPMANS BUFFET HOLIDAY INN ROTORUA MAIDEN $8000, MDN, 1230m 1 558x2 Green Easy b (10) 58.5................ L Allpress 2 3 Cast King (13) 58.5..........................R Jones 3 Moon Pool (12) 58.5................ P Turner (a1) 4 60x00 Maa Chuck (8) 58.5....................M Sweeney 5 6080x Solstar (9) 58.5............................B Lammas 6 5x44x Born Happy (4) 56.5............. M Cheung (a4) 7 45280 Hughes That Girl (1) 56.5 8 5270x Mooretaine (2) 56.5............................J Jago 9 80660 Blackwood (6) 56.5............................ D Hain 10 609x0 Brisayus (3) 56.5..........................T Thornton 11 Miss Grace 56.5............................ Scratched 12 77x00 Rich N’ Roses (11) 56.5...... J Whiteside (a3) 13 0060x River Moy (5) 56.5........................... M Wenn 14 Single Glance h (7) 56.5......... A Forbes (a1) 15 800x0 Chapel Bells 56.5.......................... Scratched Emergency: Chapel Bells 4 2.28pm PROGRAMMED PROPERTY SERVICES RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1230m 1 0x011 Regalia m (6) 60.5.................... A Taylor (a3) 2 x5494 Edward Cheval m (10) 57............T Thornton 3 x228x My Blossom Lady (5) 56.5............ L Allpress 4 70x00 Hug A Ginga m (4) 55.5...... R Hutchings (a) 5 50x99 A Cool Change t (3) 55.5.................R Jones 6 1986x Offangone t (8) 54.5.................R Smyth (a3) 7 589x5 Hey Bruce (11) 54.5........................S Collett 8 79x34 Oh Em Gee tdm (12) 54......... A Forbes (a1) 9 1478x Sedgwick (9) 54........................ S Wong (a4)

10 x58x0 Tanaya m (1) 54....................... P Turner (a1) 11 0x703 Princess Holly b (2) 54...............M Sweeney 12 08x70 Brondan (7) 54................................... M Hills 5 3.03pm ILES CASEY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 266x2 Fastfoot tb (9) 59.5................... D Turner (a3)

Mark Sweeney is down to ride Abbey Rose in the first on the card at the Rotorua Racing meeting today.

2 079x8 Happy Man tdh (4) 58.5................... K Myers 3 x0019 Roll With Pulse tdm (6) 58 4 x4149 Centavada dm (1) 57...................T Thornton 5 019x7 Keep Rocking t (5) 56.5............. M Cameron 6 x5879 Galaxy Road (3) 55.5......................S Collett 7 60x95 Hollywood Angel db (2) 55.. R Hutchings (a) 8 99x56 All About Fun m (11) 55.......... P Turner (a1) 9 618x8 Lady Of Troy h (12) 54.5.............M Sweeney 10 4x90x Bella Rhi m (10) 54.........................D Walker 11 09530 Impy Luis d (7) 54.............................. M Hills 12 x8009 Rivelatore d (8) 54.................... A Taylor (a3) 6 3.38pm NZI RATING 75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1950m 1 15611 Android m (11) 59......................... L Allpress 2 x6099 Gee Oh m (5) 58.................. R Hutchings (a) 3 9277x Amity Dane m (3) 58.......................... M Hills 4 x0452 Le Bon Fin m (2) 58.........................R Jones 5 604x0 Seigal td (1) 57.5............................D Walker 6 16x19 Glitzabeel tdm (9) 56.5.............. M Cameron 7 11019 Madly Bentley m (10) 56.5...........T Thornton 8 41166 Amanpulo t (7) 55.5.................. A Taylor (a3) 9 2568x Sir Amron m (8) 55.5...............B Hutton (a3) 10 75x57 Chart The Stars m (4) 55............M Sweeney 11 789x7 Yangming bh (12) 54........................ K Myers 12 008x6 Maharishi m (6) 54...........................S Collett 7 4.13pm ESCAPE TO RYDGES ROTORUA RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2200m 1 x4631 Revenge m (17) 58................. A Forbes (a1) 2 0x255 D’Llaro tdm (3) 57.5................. D Turner (a3) 3 439x4 Little Matey d (5) 57.5...............A Jones (a4) 4 x3613 Excuse Me Madam tm (13) 57.P Turner (a1) 5 P0x56 Goginga m (16) 56.5........................R Jones

6 02137 Noah Jon tdm (12) 56.5................. R Norvall 7 22309 Affaire D’Honneur t (14) 56.. R Hutchings (a) 8 03424 Trabaldy d (11) 56.......................M Sweeney 9 969x0 Second In Command (7) 55.5.R Smyth (a3) 10 700x0 Zer Ebeny m (8) 55.5.......... J Whiteside (a3) 11 00x05 Raisafuasho (15) 55........................ M Wenn 12 0x965 Te Kingi m (4) 55.............................S Collett 13 573x9 Charlie’s Angel td (1) 54.................... M Hills 14 0x603 Winnipeg (6) 54............................... K Myers 15 8x597 Viking Chief d (10) 54.5................ L Allpress 16 847x0 Kokanee Gold dm (2) 54 17 507x3 Shooting Daggers m (9) 56.5 Emergencies: Viking Chief, Kokanee Gold, Shooting Daggers Blinkers on : Hughes That Girl, Chapel Bells, I’m A City Girl (R2), Hughes That Girl (R3), Hug A Ginga (R4) Blinkers off : Outside Centre (R2), Brisayus (R3), Offangone, Princess Holly (R4), Fastfoot (R5) Winkers on : Oh Em Gee (R4) Winkers off : Hughes That Girl, I’m A City Girl (R2), Hughes That Girl (R3) Pacifiers on : Outside Centre (R2), Brisayus (R3) Pacifiers off : Tanaya (R4) SELECTIONS Race 1: Dunoon, Dahls Delight, Elsie Rox, Abbey Rose Race 2: Twist Of Fate, Just Jack, Passing Parade, Kilmorack Race 3: Green Easy, Cast King, Born Happy, Hughes That Girl Race 4: Regalia, Edward Cheval, My Blossom Lady, Offangone Race 5: Fastfoot, Roll With Pulse, Hollywood Angel, Happy Man Race 6: Android, Le Bon Fin, Glitzabeel, Seigal, Madly Bentley Race 7: Excuse Me Madam, Revenge, Noah Jon, Trabaldy

Palmerston North greyhound fields, form Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Jun 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 11, 12 and 13 1 12.12pm (NZT) AWAPUNI DASH C0 C0, 375m 1 48638 Tarryn’s Pride nwtd F &..................Turnwald 2 43645 All For One nwtd........................J McInerney 3 38585 Go Max nwtd.................................K Jackson 4 1 Cold Turkey (c1) nwtd.......................L Ahern 5 1 Aschenputtel (c1) nwtd.....................L Ahern 6 74425 Circle of Life nwtd.......................R N Maisey 7 33623 Snuffalopogas nwtd..........................L Ahern 8 44433 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 9 75562 Another Drink nwtd....................J McInerney 10 48877 Seconds Good nwtd.................A Duganzich 2 12.32pm WOODVILLE STAKES C1 C1, 457m 1 68453 Endorse 26.47............................D Schofield 2 75281 Summer Tension nwtd.......... E S Duganzich 3 35635 Armistice Day nwtd...........................L Ahern 4 33235 Time For What nwtd.......................M Gowan 5 42728 Secret Nadia 26.21..........................S Maher 6 2x111 Way Too Crude nwtd F &................Turnwald 7 67444 Bullabakanka nwtd...................T McCracken 8 46435 Runs Like Al nwtd........................ C D Brider 9 4F486 Flayosc nwtd............................... T M Furner 10 57847 Baby James nwtd......................J McInerney 3 12.52pm J P PRINT (PETONE) C1 C1, 375m 1 22278 Coarsair nwtd U &...................... McCracken 2 44462 Kate Rose nwtd........................... C D Brider 3 65858 Marjanshar 22.12................... R M Bannister 4 x1645 Jager nwtd..................................G M Clarke 5 47222 Kotumba nwtd L &.............................. Morris 6 14716 Black Hennessy 21.37 F &.............Turnwald

7 85862 Dogged Dan nwtd..............................R Hunt 8 84542 Mac Tan 22.04 B &....................... G Atwood 9 77534 Red Hot Dutch nwtd................... S Drysdale 10 4F486 Flayosc 22.37.............................. T M Furner 4 1.10pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 457m 1 54346 Thrilling Cloud nwtd.................T McCracken 2 54655 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 3 78Px4 Thrilling Grace nwtd B &............... G Atwood 4 58583 Belldeen nwtd...........................A Duganzich 5 55642 Another Burst nwtd.....................D Schofield 6 18577 Miss Foxy Minx nwtd G &...................Denby 7 56431 Bigtime Tip 26.79..............................L Ahern 8 86655 Mission Drive nwtd...........................M Olden 9 4F486 Flayosc nwtd............................... T M Furner 10 57468 Opawa Stu 26.54..............................G Quirk 5 1.27pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1, 375m 1 35675 Jolokia nwtd.................................R J Murray 2 11 Hot King Cole 21.92.........................L Ahern 3 22x37 Masonyx 22.06.............................A Turnwald 4 66531 Your On Fire (c2) 22.06.............. B Johnston 5 45325 Home Brewer 22.37.......................A Speight 6 66426 Sub Silentio nwtd.........................B Goodwin 7 21321 Flirt Academy (c2) 22.07 U &..... McCracken 8 26588 Rijeka 21.76...................................M Gowan 9 77534 Red Hot Dutch nwtd................... S Drysdale 10 78537 Blue Rush nwtd L &............................ Morris 6 1.45pm MARTON STAKES C2 C2, 457m 1 32112 Fastback King 26.36......................... A Clark 2 43548 What’s Up Gee nwtd.........................L Ahern 3 31211 Thrilling Zoom nwtd......................... K Walsh 4 36626 Kango Klink 26.47..........................B Mitchell 5 71163 Tekau nwtd...................................A Turnwald 6 16161 It’s A Doll 26.90............................A Turnwald

7 15523 That’s King nwtd......................... B Hodgson 8 21217 Crushed Monkey 26.54 U &....... McCracken 9 36836 Eric’s Song 26.56........................ B Johnston 10 13877 Homebush Colt nwtd.................J McInerney 7 2.02pm ASHURST DASH C2 C2, 375m 1 12332 Eureka Izmir 21.58 F &...................Turnwald 2 72435 Thrilling Tune 21.90..................... B Hodgson 3 28465 What A Peanut nwtd..................J McInerney 4 41784 Snap To It 22.23.......................... T R Pilcher 5 1415F Flying Blake 22.36............................... L Bell 6 11116 Stunt Double 21.78...........................L Ahern 7 54624 Homebush Alex 21.64................J McInerney 8 35221 Thrilling Might 22.03................... T M Furner 9 768x8 Fawn Allegro (c1) nwtd....................P Knight 10 67772 Raveon 22.18.................................M Gowan 8 2.20pm FEILDING DASH C3 C3, 375m 1 37262 But It’s Great nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 34331 Radiator Springs(c4) nwtd................G Quirk 3 25161 Red Crystal (c4) 22.20................ B Hodgson 4 11721 Tawny Port (c4) 21.73 F &..............Turnwald 5 62217 Tarapunga nwtd..........................D Schofield 6 42644 Mr. Big Stuff nwtd..............................G Quirk 7 71123 Kezz 22.06...............................T McCracken 8 81274 Homebush Hayley 21.89............J McInerney 9 66x62 Par nwtd.......................................A Turnwald 10 83538 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney 9 2.38pm CLOVERLEA STAKES C4 C4, 457m 1 53267 On Trey nwtd...............................D Schofield 2 43524 Nonu Nonu Boom 26.29...................L Ahern 3 86433 Backyard Bully 26.08..................G Hodgson 4 76534 Bigtime Latte 26.16...........................L Ahern 5 37311 Thrilling Logic (c5) nwtd................... K Walsh 6 16834 Mick Mania 26.10........................G Hodgson

7 53185 Thanks Charlie nwtd..................J McInerney 8 11221 Speed Legend (c5) 25.90........... B Hodgson 9 78465 Ostapchuk 26.12...............................L Ahern 10 27x67 Bigtime Karen 26.86.........................L Ahern 10 2.55pm SHANNON DASH C4 C4, 375m 1 54775 Finger Pop 21.56..............................G Quirk 2 65342 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G &................Denby 3 73241 Mirage (c5) 21.32 F &.....................Turnwald 4 22414 Thrilling Cairo 21.68...........................D Little 5 21152 Sir Richie 21.57................................L Ahern 6 43334 Cosmic Fury 21.65...........................L Ahern 7 72235 Cosmic Mack 21.35....................D Schofield 8 72456 Chemically Free 21.56.....................M Olden 9 14567 Tilt Your Glass 21.43..................D MacAuley 10 78448 Jack’s First nwtd............................... A Clark 11 3.13pm FOXTON SPRINT C5 C5, 375m 1 21631 Decado 0.00........................................ L Bell 2 32558 Wee Diger 21.72.........................G Hodgson 3 11322 Charming Nev 21.61.........................L Ahern 4 36715 Ate Power 21.35 F &.......................Turnwald 5 12224 Call Me Ralph 21.55...................G M Clarke 6 12621 Calamity Free nwtd.....................D Schofield 7 12228 Daddy Lowe 21.17............................L Ahern 8 63571 Red Moova Hoova 21.60 G &.............Denby Emergencies: 9 33385 Toi Shan 21.61............................D Schofield 10 43843 Little Blackspot 21.27.................D MacAuley 12 3.32pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C3 C3, 457m 1 48213 Lincoln Flyer 26.26...........................G Quirk 2 12472 Time Fraud nwtd F &......................Turnwald 3 23813 Deceiver 26.24.................................M Olden 4 35145 Thrilling Sonic nwtd.......................... K Walsh 5 46337 Thrilling Terror nwtd..........................G Quirk

6 26432 Thrilling Charly nwtd........................ K Walsh 7 27144 Fire Boy Baxter nwtd.................J McInerney 8 84636 Trinity Boy nwtd D L &.....................L Wright 9 44757 Cawbourne Tilly 26.31...............J McInerney 10 63757 Gone Awol nwtd.........................J McInerney 13 3.54pm BULLS STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 34441 Koko Whiz 26.51.........................D Schofield 2 83785 Sammy James 26.01........................L Ahern 3 34112 Louie Machall 26.12 A &...................... J.Hall 4 44121 Indiana Izmir 26.22 F &..................Turnwald 5 12212 El Jetta 26.41....................................L Ahern 6 31188 Slangevar nwtd..................................D Little 7 14547 Bigtime Jet nwtd...............................L Ahern 8 F7834 Lochinvar Sonic (c4) nwtd..........D Schofield Emergencies: 9 78465 Ostapchuk (c4) 26.12.......................L Ahern 10 27x67 Bigtime Karen (c4) 26.86..................L Ahern SELECTIONS Race 1: Cold Turkey (c1), Aschenputtel (c1), Snuffalopogas Race 2: Way Too Crude, Summer Tension, Time For What Race 3: Black Hennessy, Kotumba, Coarsair, Mac Tan Race 4: Bigtime Tip, Another Burst, Belldeen, Miss Foxy Minx Race 5: Flirt Academy, Hot King Cole, Jolokia, Your On Fire Race 6: Thrilling Zoom, Fastback King, Tekau, That’s King Race 7: Eureka Izmir, Stunt Double, Thrilling Might, Snap To It Race 8: Tawny Port, Tarapunga, Red Crystal, Radiator Springs Race 9: Speed Legend (c5), Thrilling Logic (c5), Backyard Bully Race 10: Mirage, Chemically Free, Cosmic Mack, Finger Pop Race 11: Call Me Ralph, Calamity Free, Charming Nev Race 12: Thrilling Charly, Lincoln Flyer, Thrilling Sonic, Time Fraud Race 13: Louie Machall, Koko Whiz, Indiana Izmir, Ostapchuk LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track



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Wakanui Blue’s Brad Going winds up for a shot past the despairing dive of Tinwald goalkeeper Michael Dekker.

Unbeaten record intact - just ACROSS

By Jonathan Leask There were wins for the Wakanui men in a wet round of the Mid-South Canterbury hockey competition on Saturday. Wakanui Blue claimed a bonus point 5-2 win over Tinwald to stay on the pace, and Wakanui Black established themselves as the frontrunner with a a win over Northern Hearts in a top of the table clash. The Ashburton turf was flooded on Thursday but cleared in time for Blue to rain down five goals and extinguish a strong challenge from Tinwald. Strikes from Karl Snowball and TJ Duncan had Blue take an early 2-0 advantage, but Tinwald hit back with

two quick goals from Daniel Snowball and George Murray to equalise. Then Tinwald started to match Blue on attack and defence as the game got interesting, with neither side claiming ascendency before Blue broke the deadlock with Brad Going scoring before halftime. “We were lucky to bang in a third to take a one goal buffer into halftime because the game was pretty even at that stage,” Wakanui Blue’s Sam Moore said. “We came back out looking to play with more control and pass it around rather than try to go straight up the guts, and with about 15 minutes to go we made it safe and then got a stroke on full time to blow out the score but it was closer than 5-2 suggests.”



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All Blacks v France All Blacks 24 (Ben Smith, Beauden Barrett tries; Dan Carter 4 pens, con) France 9 (Jean-Marc Doussain 2 pens, Florian Fritz dg). HT: 8-6.

Rugby league NRL results standings Round 15 SYDNEY ROOSTERS 20 (B Cordner 2 S KennyDowall 2 tries D Mortimer 2 goals) bt BULLDOGS 18 (B Barba D Halatau K Inu tries T Hodkinson 3 goals) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Gavin Badger, Matt Cecchin. Crowd: 20,275. WESTS TIGERS 17 (D Nofoaluma J Reddy T Simona tries B Marshall 2 goals B Marshall field goal) bt CANBERRA 12 (S Earl A Milford tries J Croker 2 goals) at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Referee: Alan Shortall, Adam Devcich. Crowd: 7,833. SOUTH SYDNEY 30 (D Farrell J Hunt A Reynolds J Sutton D Walker tries A Reynolds 5 goals) bt PARRAMATTA 10 (K Sio 2 tries C Sandow goal) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Gerard Sutton, Henry Perenara. Crowd: 17,077. Bye - Manly, Cronulla, Newcastle, Penrith,

Brisbane, Warriors, North Queensland, St George Illawarra Standings P W D L B PF PA PD Pts 1 South Sydney 14 12 0 2 1 362 215 147 26 2 *Melbourne 13 10 1 2 1 307 188 119 23 3 Syd Roosters 14 10 0 4 1 324 185 139 22 4 Manly 13 7 1 5 2 251 178 73 19 5 Cronulla 13 7 0 6 2 229 225 4 18 6 *Gold Coast 13 7 0 6 1 278 237 41 16 7 Bulldogs 15 8 0 7 0 290 313 -23 16 8 Canberra 14 7 0 7 1 272 308 -36 16 9 Newcastle 14 6 0 8 1 288 247 41 14 10 Penrith 13 5 0 8 2 271 250 21 14 11 Brisbane 14 6 0 8 1 270 273 -3 14 12 Warriors 14 6 0 8 1 276 342 -66 14 13 N Queensland 14 5 0 9 1 240 277 -37 12 14 St G Illawarra 14 5 0 9 1 208 272 -64 12 15 Wests Tigers 14 5 0 9 1 194 369 -175 12 16 Parramatta 14 3 0 11 1 214 395 -181 8 *(denotes teams yet to play) Top point scorers (tries, goals, field goals, points): Adam Reynolds (Souths) 2 56 2 122 James Maloney (Roosters) 4 50 0 116 Cameron Smith (Storm) 1 43 0 90 Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles) 5 33 0 86 Shaun Johnson (Warriors) 4 34 2 86 Aidan Sezer (Titans) 0 40 2 82 Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs) 1 37 0 78 Luke Walsh (Panthers) 0 38 1 77 Top try scorers: Josh Hoffman (Broncos) 12

The Combined Country Cup rugby final was postponed to this Saturday after the grounds at Southbridge were deemed unplayable. The match between Southbridge and Lincoln was initially set to be the only senior rugby played on Saturday, but was moved to Sunday in the hopes the sodden Southbridge field would have sufficient drainage but was then postponed for a second time to this Saturday.

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• Lee hits the lead Just one round of golf separates Danny Lee from putting one foot on next year’s PGA Tour. Lee continued his recent resurgence on the Tour, shooting an eight-under-par in yesterday’s third round to move into the lead at the Rex Hospital Open in North Carolina. Lee now sits on a 17-under total from three rounds and leads the pack by four strokes as he seeks his second tour win - and perhaps an even greater prize. Meanwhile, Lee is not the only Kiwi golfer chasing a win in the United States. Teen phenom Lydia Ko is right in the mix as she seeks her second career victory in the LPGA Tour, sitting three shots off the lead heading into the final round of the NW Arkansas - APNZ Championship.

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Graeme Chapman picks his line during the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association’s Championship Pairs on Saturday.

Dad and daughter pair in top form By Jonathan Leask With the wintry weather settled in outside a hardy bunch of bowlers made the pilgrimage to the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium where the Championship Pairs title was up for grabs on Saturday. With shelter and a potential title 18 pairs took to the mats and after

By Michael Burgess Magic skipper Laura Langman has emerged as the Mystics’ No1 target for the 2014 season - and the prospect of a switch cannot be discounted. The star Magic centre has been the subject of transfer speculation over the past few years as one of the top midcourters in the sport. The Mystics are a short hop up State Highway One, are well resourced and have the corporate potential of the Auckland market. In previous seasons, Langman was considered a possible foil for Temepara George in Auckland, combining in a centre-wing axis as they did for the Silver Ferns. The Mystics

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Tennis Netherlands Open Collated results from Netherlands Open yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Final: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt 2-Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 6-3 6-4. Women, Final: Simona Halep (ROU) bt 4-Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4 6-2.

Eastbourne Championships Collated results from Eastbourne Championships yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Final: Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt 2-Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-0. Women, Final: Elena Vesnina (RUS) bt Jamie Hampton (USA) 6-2 6-1.

approached Langman last year but Kayla Cullen was then a top prospect at centre and might have been ready to step up. Instead the 21-year-old struggled in the unfamiliar position. The midcourt has become top priority for the Mystics. Langman would be a key in re-building the team and help usher in a new culture. Despite all of the injuries and other problems that have beset the team this year, their awful performances have revealed some serious issues with some senior players. On the surface, it appears the Mystics need Langman more than she needs them. She is a major influence and captain of a Magic team that have made history again this season,

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Langman was said to be becoming the first defendsurprised to be told she ing champion to reach the “only had a few years left [at final four. The Mystics should top level]”. The 27-year-old bounce back next year with has a remarkable record of returning coach Debbie durability - she has never Fuller, but this campaign’s missed a Silver Ferns game since her debut in 2005 scars will take some healing. Langman might not be and, despite the potential captain; there are domifor misunderstandings, it’s nant personalities like Anna not necessarily a message Harrison and Maria Tutaia. Laura Langman to be relayed to such a However, the Magic are in marquee player. transition, with an almost entirely The Magic have also had financial new board set on change. Though issues for most of their existence, the team is focused on replicating the extent of which has helped spark their triumph of last year, there have the new board’s direction. It’s a been murmurings of discontent over testament to the professionalism of some of the new initiatives as they the team that they have succeeded prepare to play the Mystics in their in such circumstances, but needs final regular season game tomorrow. to change. - HOS

New Zealand missed out on confirming a place in next year’s World Cup when they lost a dramatic penalty shootout to Korea in the World League tournament in Rotterdam yesterday. With the scores tied 3-3 at the end of normal time, Korea won the shootout 3-2 to advance to the World Cup as third-placed finishers. World No 3 New Zealand now go to the Oceania qualifiers in Stratford in October, where they will progress to The Hague next June as a Continental champion if they beat Australia. - NZH

• Injuries hit Wallabies Brumbies flanker George Smith is among three players called up to join the injury-ravaged Wallabies ahead of Saturday night’s must-win second Test against the Lions. Smith, his Brumbies teammate Jesse Mogg and Queensland Reds centre Ben Tapuai have been added to the squad following Saturday night’s 23-21 loss in the opening test in Brisbane. Reinforcement was called due to injuries that have placed inside centre Pat McCabe, winger Digby Ioane, centre Adam AshleyCooper and fullback Berrick Barnes in doubt. - AAP

• T-Birds v the Vixens Adelaide Thunderbirds are likely to play Melbourne Vixens in next Sunday’s trans-Tasman netball league semi-final after overcoming the Queensland Firebirds 54-52 at Netball SA Stadium. The win was a fitting completion to the Thunderbirds’ regular season, which ended with 12 wins and one loss. - AAP

Souths go clear We listen By Adrian Warren

Halves Adam Reynolds and John Sutton starred, as South Sydney created a three point buffer at the top of the NRL with a 30-10 victory over last-placed Parramatta yesterday. The Rabbitohs trailed 4-0 early on at ANZ Stadium, but scored the next 18 points to take control of the game. Reynolds scored one try and set up two more with kicks and finished with 14 points. Strapping five-eighth Sutton stood in a tackle to set up a try and scored one himself in a commanding performance. Winger Ken Sio scored two tries for Parramatta, the second of which was a 90-metre intercept effort, after a pass from Reynolds deflected into his hands. That was about the only blem-

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honours in the Pairs Championship. Crawford went close to gaining a second title for the season after he opened the season winning the championship fours alongside Michael Lawson, Ken Mackenzie and Rowena Mackenzie. Another title goes on the line this weekend with the men’s and women’s singles championship on Saturday.

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advanced after beating Rosemary Bennett and Christine Talbot. The semi-finals were one-sided affairs as Crawford proved too strong for Walker 11-3, while in the Bassett battle Murray and Cait overcame Matt 11-1. The Bassett family combination continued their strong performance in the final, fending off Markham and Crawford 7-4 to claim the

four rounds seven pairs qualified for post section play, with the fatherdaughter combination of Murray and Cait Bassett having the bye into the semi-finals. Matt Markham and Alex Crawford beat Grant Wilson and Robyn Atkinson, Matt Bassett and Graeme Chapman got the better of Ken Johnson and Graham Ranson while Lloyd Walker and Helen Rennie

ish on Reynolds’s copybook. Sio scored in the corner in the 12th minute, but Reynolds and Sutton turned the game around with their well-executed option taking. Centre Dylan Walker crossed in the 17th minute after a Reynolds stab kick deflected off Eels five-eighth Joseph Paulo and wrongfooted Parramatta fullback Jake Mullaney. After 29 minutes, Sutton offloaded to Justin Hunt, whose well placed kick was touched down for a try by winger Dylan Farrell. It took just three minutes of the second half for Souths to extend their 12-4 halftime lead to a 14-point advantage. Another Reynolds kick set up a try to Hunt. Sio’s intercept try provided a rare moment of joy for Parramatta, but Reynolds brushed off some flimsy defence for the Rabbitohs’s fourth try. - AAP

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Andrew Durante’s possible ineligibility for New Zealand would create a significant issue for the All Whites ahead of their crucial World Cup playoff, especially as coach Ricki Herbert was considering him as a central midfielder. Fifa announced yesterday they were investigating Durante’s eligibility after he played in the 2-0 defeat of the Solomon Islands in a World Cup qualifier in March. It’s something New Zealand Football hoped would happen they asked the Solomon Islands, through the Oceania confederation, to appeal Durante’s eligibility - to provide some clarity ahead of a crucial phase in their calendar. Fifa said some months ago they thought Durante, who was born in Sydney but is now a New Zealand citizen after five years playing for the Wellington Phoenix, was eligible and it was up to NZF to decide if they wanted to risk it. NZF found this inadequate, which is why they forced the issue by playing Durante in a qualifier after the All Whites had already guaranteed progression to November’s intercontinental playoff against the fourth-best side from North and Central America. Durante was looming as a central character in that match. The 31-year-old was originally seen as a direct replacement for Ryan Nelsen, who retired from all football earlier this year, and would slot into the middle of a back three alongside Winston Reid and Tommy Smith. It’s still the most probable outcome, assuming Durante is cleared, but Herbert was keen to explore whether Durante could fulfil a role as a holding midfielder and was eyeing up the August international window as an opportunity to try it out. “ I t depends on who we play [in the playoff] and what formation were are going to employ but I think

he would be more than capable of playing in there,” Herbert said. “I would like to play him in that role in one of the five games [we are likely to have before November’s playoff].” Central midfield and fullbacks remain New Zealand’s most problematic positions. Michael McGlinchey is a certainty for the more forward-running central midfield role, and Ivan Vicelich is the most likely option in the holding - he played all three games in that position at the 2010 World Cup even though he’s more regularly a centre-back these days. Youngster Tim Payne is another option in central midfield but Herbert might be more inclined to go with experience in a high-stakes game. There is also a dearth of fullbacks, particularly on the right, which is why Herbert has favoured the 3-4-3 formation he first adopted against Bahrain in 2009. He said he was considering switching to a 3-5-2 formation in the coming months but would at least like the option of playing a back four. Herbert tried converting Leo Bertos into a fullback at the Phoenix last season and it’s something he’s still considering at international level. “Leo played there for me at the Phoenix and I think he got better and better and learned the defensive responsibilities,” he said. “I thought he coped. “He’s one of the quickest players over a short distance and he would have good support from Tommy and Winston. “Someone like Durante could sit in front and screen to give us a little more protection. “But we need the games to make that happen.” They also need some clarity around Durante’s situation and it’s hoped Fifa will make a decision soon. - APNZ

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Smith a shining light for ABs

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Who said it? “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and whenyou reach your limits; that is real joy.”

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Ben Smith again demonstrated that he is the form All Black at New Plymouth’s Yarrow Stadium on Saturday night, scoring the first try of the match and setting up the second for Beauden Barrett. He is pictured breaking a tackle and running around France’s Marc Andeau, while he has Victor Vito looming in support.

By Jonathan Leask Mid Canterbury battled through the polar blast for another three points in Mainland Football division one by beating Waimak United 1-0 under lights at ASB Park on Saturday night. In a re-arranged Division 1 fixture with the North Canterbury side being involved in the Chatham Cup next weekend, both sides were keen to take up the opportunity of getting the game played despite the 2 degree temperature, 5 degree wind chill and driving rain. Mid Canterbury were at full strength and keen to build on the previous winning performance. Mid Canterbury looked to press on halfway and release their




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lift the side to second in the table delighting a coach Peter Roberts. “The guys stood up tremendously well against freezing, rainy conditions and a typically vociferous and aggressive Waimak team,” Roberts said. “For the first time this season we kept a clean sheet and closed the game out holding on to a lead. “With the polar conditions, the game wasn’t the prettiest and we have played much better, but it is pleasing to grind out a result and see everyone in a green shirt give 100 per cent.” It was difficult for Roberts to single out a to pick a Man of the Match but went with fullback Tom Talbot, who he said “ won every challenge and dominated the dangerous Waimak winger”.

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Mid Canterbury took control and then went ahead in the 57th minute when Ricky Barbosa burst forward from left back on a quick counter attack and played a delightful through ball inside the fullback where Austen Beats sprinted clear before dispatching a calm side foot finish past the keeper. The game became increasingly physical as Waimak tried to battle their way back, urged on by their hordes of supporters in the stands. Mid Canterbury stood up to the challenge and frustrated their opponents by maintaining possession and dominating challenges. As the clock ran down Mid Canterbury kept the ball well to control play and closed out the game for a valuable three points to

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speedsters creating several chances while in the Mid Canterbury goal Sandro dealt with several Waimak crosses, punching well clear on a tricky night for keepers. It may have been cold but the game heated up as Waimak didn’t hold back on any challenges, with the referee showing yellow to a couple of their midfielders and to Mid Canterbury’s Giuseppe Vassalini. The teams were locked at 0-0 as they retreated to the dry and warmth of the sheds at halftime to hatch a plan to break the deadlock. Mid Canterbury came out determined to get tighter on the Waimak strikers and be more patient on the ball. It had an immediate effect as


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Centre, wing or fullback - the questions about where Ben Smith is best suited remain and are likely to continue for some time. The man himself, though, who All Blacks coach Steve Hansen reckons was the back of the series, appears to be relieved simply to be able to say he finally feels comfortable at this level. Outstanding in Auckland and Christchurch, right wing Smith was one of the few All Blacks backs to shine in New Plymouth. He scored his team’s first try with a nice piece of pace and skill and was forever leaping to receive high kicks and testing the defence on the counter. He was one of the most penetrative of the All Blacks’ backs. “I’m just getting more confident in the environment,” he said. “I think you get more confidence from playing week-in, week-out, so I think that’s helped.” Confidence doesn’t seem to be an issue for Smith on the field, but the All Blacks coaches still believe he has work to do in the area of self belief. After mainly being used as a substitute since making his All Blacks debut 15 tests ago in 2009, Smith has had the luxury of starting the past three. He played 80 minutes in Auckland and was replaced late on in Christchurch and at Yarrow Stadium. Backs coach Ian Foster agreed Smith had benefited from his time in the No14 jersey, the selectors resisting the temptation to try him at centre. Smith’s combination with fullback Israel Dagg has been excellent and there was a new component in the back three on Saturday with the addition of Rene Ranger on the left wing ahead of Julian Savea. “Ben has obviously been a big part of that [back three combination],” Foster said. “He brought great form into this campaign. “I think the last three weeks he has grown and I thought he looked settled. “It was always the plan to give him three in a row in that position because we really felt it would give him a lot of confidence ... and he showed that.” Smith’s performances in the three tests were one of the main positives for Hansen and Co. He was consistent under the high ball - an important role for the modern wing - but carried on a running game for which he has been receiving continued plaudits at the Highlanders. “For me, I enjoy counter-attack,

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that’s something I enjoy doing, having a bit of a go when it’s on. “I think you’ve got to use the attributes that you’ve got.” Asked about the potential to move in one position to centre following Conrad Smith’s sabbatical, Ben said: “In the past, utility has been something which has helped me to make the All Blacks. “I’ll play anywhere, I’ve said that right from the get-go that I just enjoy being out there and I’ll play whatever role for the team [I can]. “Over the last three games it’s been at wing and I’ve really enjoyed it.” Meanwhile, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has his own issues, but at least he won’t be losing any sleep about the way the All Blacks finished the three-test series against France. Saturday night’s match in New Plymouth had a first-test feel about it, something which All Blacks coach Steve Hansen acknowledged yesterday. His five selection changes to the team so convincing in last weekend’s 30-0 victory in Christchurch played a big part in that but while it felt like there was something missing, the lack of the injuries that Deans suffered in Brisbane was a relief for him. Hansen wasn’t quite as positive about his team’s effort yesterday as he was in the bowels of Yarrow Stadium on Saturday night. He was disappointed by several things - the many unforced errors for one, the way some of his players didn’t respond to the challenge, another - but overall was satisfied with the way things turned out over the past three weekends. “We said at the start we had to take risks,” Hansen said. “We’ve got some clear answers to some of the questions we’ve had. “We’ll watch a bit of form over the next few weeks. “The important thing is some of the questions have been answered, some of them positively and some of them negatively.” Dan Carter, back from a hand injury, was rusty outside a misfiring Piri Weepu and even Kieran Read was affected by a malaise which manifested itself in regular knock-ons. “Reado probably didn’t have his greatest game and he’ll learn from that,” Hansen said. “Clearly there were a lot of unforced errors.” For the upcoming Rugby Championship, Hansen will name a squad of 28, plus a wider training trio for a total of 31. Richie McCaw will return from his sabbatical, with Matt Todd, Jeremy Thrush and Francis Saili among the players likely to drop out.  - APNZ

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