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BY MYLES HUME
Sleeplessness may have saved a Willowby family’s lives. The lucky escape had them counting their blessings yesterday – and the fire service urging people to check their heat transfer systems. Jayne McLaren detected a fire in her family home as she lay awake struggling to get to sleep on Monday night, which eventually proved to save precious seconds before the fire spread. Yesterday, Mrs McLaren, her husband Peter and their three young children were coming to grips with how their insured family home of eight years came to be destroyed in the fire, but were happy no-one was hurt as remnants of the 1905 villa’s roof lay strewn on the property. Ashburton fire risk management officer Murray Cairns determined an electrical fault in a heat transfer kit in the hallway roof caused the fire which ripped through the ceiling, before flames came down through a ventilation shaft and burnt the spare bedroom and hallway. It was only a few moments earlier at 11.30pm, when Mrs McLaren
was awake frustrated she couldn’t sleep until she heard noises above, prompting her to wake her husband who went outside with a torch to find smoke “billowing from the roof ”. The smoke alarms sounded moments later as the family fled. “I was amazed at how fast it went up,” Mr McLaren said. Although they managed to salvage some clothing and other belongings from their severely damaged Longbeach Road home, Mr McLaren was relieved to know the smoke alarms would likely have saved their lives if his wife was asleep and praised firefighters for their prompt response. Willowby chief fire officer Ian Moore said appliances from the local station and four trucks from Ashburton turned out. “We had a big battle to try and get the fire out in the roof cavity, there were two to three different pitches to the roof and we had to take a lot of material off to get it out.” Mr Cairns was not sure what brand the heat transfer kit was but urged people to check them, pointing to a recent return call of certain Weiss heat transfer units.
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Real heroes don’t die, they just reload. Yes, Sylvester Stallone is making a comeback for Rambo 5. Executives at German movie company Splendid Films have confirmed Sylvester Stallone has started work on a fifth Rambo movie. A press release from the production bosses suggests Stallone is writing the screenplay and will star as one-man army John Rambo. The statement reads: “With Rambo V, Sylvester Stallone returns in his iconic role. This time he goes up against a Mexican cartel. Stallone ... describes the new Rambo as his version of No Country for Old Men.”
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Back in time Good news from the front was important during World War One. On June 25, 1918, the Guardian reported: Amongst the recent recipients of the Military Cross is Archie C. Macdonald. Word has just been received of his promotion to the rank of captain. Captain Macdonald was well known in Invercargill, where he spent most of his boyhood, and also in Ashburton, being in the employ of Messrs Nicoll Bros., as a fat stock buyer, when he enlisted.
NZ family enjoys healthy dinner for $5 The Tattersfields spent less on one meal for their whole family than the price of one McDonald’s Happy Meal by following a plan that promises to feed four people for five days for less than $50. New Zealand Guild of Food Writers member Vicki Ravlich-Horan contacted the Herald after coverage about the price of opting for meals prescribed in the 5+ A Day guidelines. She said five days of healthy, tasty and filling meals and snacks for four people cost no more than $50. The Tattersfield family of Westmere – Karyn, Simon and children Ruby, 7, and Daniel, 5 – put it to the test, and found they could make a substantial dinner for less than $5. The night the Herald visited they were enjoying baked potatoes with leeks, bacon and cheese. “I didn’t think it would be enough to fill up the family but we had it and didn’t have anything else later on – it was satisfying.”
Tatum’s a gorger Channing Tatum gorges on bacon and cake between films. The Hollywood star is known for his muscly physique, which he’s showed off in films including stripper comedy Magic Mike and romantic movie The Vow. He needs to keep in peak physical condition for topless scenes but when he has time off, he’ll take full advantage. “Between movies I eat as much as I possibly can,” he admitted to German magazine TV Movie. “Bacon in the morning, cake in the afternoon, popcorn in the evening ... During breaks in filming I drink so much alcohol that I get fat anyway. Embarrassing.”
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■ SKY-ROCKETING SCHOOL ROLLS
Principals meeting to tackle huge roll growth By Myles HuMe
Drastic changes are on the cards for Mid Canterbury schools as they scramble to deal with roll growth. A Ministry of Education senior advisor will be at a Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association meeting tomorrow to discuss how to tackle the astronomical roll growth in the district that has led to schools holding classes in libraries and other facilities. Speculation in local education circles suggests further enrolment zones, roll capping or more building projects could be introduced to deal with the problem. “The ministry has identified several areas in New Zealand that are experiencing growth as well as decline, but Mid Canterbury is growing faster than most other districts,” Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Chris Murphy said. “I can’t speak for the ministry but they may be looking at something avant garde for our region as a trial and a tester, but we won’t know until Thursday afternoon.” According to the ministry, eight building projects are in
the pipeline or already underway in the district’s schools, equating to $2.7 million, while 11 schools already have imposed enrolment zones. At the end of last year, there were 4969 pupils in the district, which was a six per cent rise on 2009. New classrooms in the district include a $395,000 development at Tinwald School, $204,054 being spent at Methven Primary, and the $1.14 million rebuild of the Ashburton Borough administration block, with the school also set to gain four more new classes with an $816,000 budget. Rakaia, Wakanui and Hampstead schools are urging the ministry to get buildings under way immediately. Wakanui School principal Hilary Boyce hoped changes would not come at a great cost. “I know for us physical space is an issue and I imagine it is for other schools – we don’t have unlimited land, there’s a fine line between building classrooms and losing playing space,” she said. She said the ministry would likely be reluctant to build a new school, but enrolment zones and roll caps came with difficulties.
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■ CADBURY ROADSHOW
Visit heaven for Mid Canty chocolate fans By susan sandys
Chocolate lovers were in heaven when the Cadbury Carnival Roadshow came to Ashburton’s East Street chessboard yesterday. Youngsters including Violet Garing, 6, (right) decorated biscuits, while others had their faces painted and participated in a jaffa-rolling event. The Pakeke Lions held a sausage sizzle, while mayor Angus McKay and Miss Universe contestant Monique Cooley (above) tried out a chocolate-covered sausage. The roadshow is travelling around the South Island, leading up to the 14th Annual Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival from July 12 to 18. It will visit Methven today, parking up outside the town’s i-SITE from 3pm to 4.30pm.
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■ RANGITATA STATISTICS
Electorate residents older, poorer By Sue NewmaN
People living in the Rangitata electorate are older and poorer than the national average. Residents in the electorate have a median age of 42.3 years, more than four years above the national median of 38. And as well as being older, our household incomes at $70,100 are below the national median of $77,800. Rangitata’s median personal income at $28,900, however, is just above the national median of $28,500. The Rangitata electorate follows the Rangitata River to the south but crosses the river to include Temuka and Timaru City but it excludes Geraldine. People living in the northern
part of the Ashburton District will find themselves in the Selwyn electorate for September’s general election, but that means they are part of a cluster of people who are younger and financially better off than their counterparts in Rangitata. The electorate boundary follows the Rakaia River to below Methven, then cuts inland to run to the coast, pushing Chertsey and Rakaia and a large number of rural homes north. Selwyn’s median personal income is $34,400 compared to $28,500 in Rangitata, and its median household income is $92,500 against Rangitata’s $70,100. The median age in Selwyn is 39.9 years. Both the highest and lowest
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Pacific Island median household incomes are at the top of the North Island, with Epsom at $130,400 and Northland at $53,400. When it comes to personal
incomes, people in the Ohariu electorate are at the top on a median of $42,400 with the lowest in Dunedin North, $19,000. The country’s oldest median
age belongs to the Coromandel and Otaki electorates (47.9 years) and the youngest to Mangere (27.9 years). The Rangitata electorate is also well above the national average for having an older population, with 19 per cent of people aged 65 and older. The national figure is 14 per cent. People in both Rangitata and Selwyn are more European in ethnicity than most of New Zealand, with 84 per cent of Rangitata ticking the European box in the 2013 Census and 88 per cent of people in Selwyn. Both electorates have lower percentages than the national average of people who of gave their ethnicity as Maori, Asian or Pacific Islander.
■ ASHBURTON DISTRICT COUNCIL
Council still working through audit recommendations on communication By Sue NewmaN
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Frosty weather is on its way out as warm winter storm conditions move across New Zealand. AgResearch Winchmore recorded six overnight frosts in a row to yesterday, ranging from two to 7.6 degrees. But stormy conditions are raining on Jack Frost’s parade, bringing also severe gales, both today and later this week. A severe weather warning was issued yesterday, and 250 to 300 millimetres of rain in the main divide 14 hours to noon today was forecast, as well as severe gales from the foothills to the alps. MetService severe weather forecaster Erick
Brenstrum said Mt Hutt would be unlikely to receive snow from the storm, but would instead get 10 to 20 millimetres of rain, as well as the severe gales. And that would not be the end of it. “We are unfortunately looking at another bit of drama Sunday and Monday,” Mr Brenstrum said. This would once again be warm rain falling in the alps with a period of severe gales. The MetService is warning the rain could lead to rapidly rising rivers and streams and cause slips and surface flooding. The severe winds would particularly affect the Marlborough Sounds and Wellington, posing a hazard for motorists.
Two years ago the Ashburton District Council was licking its wounds after receiving a ‘fail’ mark on its communications report card. On the back of a residents’ survey that slammed the council for its poor communication skills, it commissioned consultants Carter Price Rennie to undertake an audit of the way it communicated with ratepayers. That report backed up the residents’ survey. The council took the damning reports on board and made a commitment to reversing the all-time low rating of 44 per cent by making a commitment to transparency and open, honest engagement with ratepayers. One of the key recommendations to bridge the communciations gulf was the appointment of a senior communications specialist. It may have taken two years, but the council is about to fill the gap in its communications armoury and has advertised for a senior communications advisor. The position is a new one on the council’s pay sheet, but it’s one that has been budgeted for,
for some time, council chief executive Andrew Dalziel said. “The money’s always been in the organisation but it’s been used in the past for communications consultants; now we’ve decided we’ll employ our own person,” he said. Since the damning reports the council had worked hard to improve its communication with the community but no matter how well it was doing now, it could always do better, Mr Dalziel said. “We’re better than we used to be and we’re a different council now. “For me transparency is part of the deal, you need a pretty good reasons for things to be done in committee.” Work had gone into upgrading the council’s website and that was paying dividends in terms of public use as well as its national ratings. Last year the website saw the council ranked 70 out of 78 local body websites; this year it came in in 40th place. “People need to receive topical, timely information and they want to know how to engage in processes. I’m very interested in improving the website so you can easily find the information you’re after,” he said.
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■ ASHBURTON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
In brief Long service honours Two Ashburton-based New Zealand Cadet Force officers will get recognition for their long service at a formal occasion next month. Air Training Corp Flt Lt Craig Rose (12 years) and Ashburton Cadet Unit major Cezarne Rodgers (20 years) will be presented with a medal and clasp respectively at a presentation by their former unit commanders. The presentation will be held at the RSA, Cox Street, on July 5. It starts at 3pm.
Worker crushed A farm worker suffered lifethreatening injuries after being crushed between a truck and a fertiliser-loading bucket in the Mackenzie Country on Monday. The 49-year old man became pinned between the two machines about 8.15am, rescuers say. He was stabilised on scene by St John intensive care paramedics and Lake Tekapo ambulance staff before being flown by the Christchurch-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Timaru Hospital for immediate surgery. He was later transferred to Christchurch Hospital for further assessment and treatment. - APNZ
Fraud charges A South Island lawyer struck off over accusations of stealing nearly $3 million from clients will stand trial later this year on 33 criminal charges. John David Milne, a 79-year-old lawyer from Dunedin, and latterly Christchurch, was investigated by the Serious Fraud Office over alleged long-term fraud. The SFO laid the criminal charges, which include theft by a person in special relationship, at Christchurch District Court last August. Milne denies the charges, and his trial is set down to start on October 6 at Christchurch District Court, with a final callover on September 26. The charges claim he elicited money from clients or associates on the premise that he would invest that money and pay them a return on their invested funds. The SFO alleges that none of that money had been invested, and that some early investors had been repaid with monies received from later clients. It is believed that Milne operated the scheme from 1991 to 2012. - APNZ
Fresh start plan for ABA BY SUE NEWMAN
The foundations for a new business association in the Ashburton District are about to be laid. For several months the Ashburton Business Association has been battling member apathy and questioning its future; that future is likely to be unveiled next week when the association is reshaped, reformed and reborn. A series of meetings to gauge support for a new busi-
ness association for the district have been held over the past two months, and while many business owners were unsure of the kind of organisation they wanted, they knew it had to be one that was open to all comers. Grow Mid Canterbury has led workshops where ideas for the new organisation were floated and a steering committee to shape the new association was formed earlier this month. Business Association chair Carol Johns said the support
was clearly there for a desire for a new organisation with a new focus. “People have got together and put together a format for where they think it should go. Now it’s how they do this, how they make it happen. This is something we have to do, about having something that will work for the businesses of the district,” she said. Ms Johns said it was time for a change and it was good to see the high level of energy and enthusiasm from people who
were keen to put energy into the project. The Ashburton Business Association grew out of the earlier Ashburton Retailers Association and while it has 100 plus members, it has struggled for member involvement in meetings and activities. The new group has yet to be named, but Mid Canterbury rather than Ashburton is likely to be used in the name to make it clear the organisation was open to businesses across the district, Ms Johns said.
■ PGC BUILDING COLLAPSE
Quake victim wants to thank his rescuers BY SUSAN SANDYS
Earthquake survivor Nick Walls could not see the faces of those who rescued him, but would today like to meet and thank them. The 33-year-old Ashburton accountancy firm director was commenting after the announcement of the 2014 New Zealand Bravery Awards this week, which acknowledged 27 people who risked their lives to help those injured and trapped after the February 22 quake. Mr Walls was trapped for 10 hours in the collapsed PGC building in the 2011 February 22 earthquake. He suffered major crush injuries and today continues to have issues around nerve damage in his left leg. “It was pitch black during the rescue, apart from their torch lights and things, by the time they got to me I was starting to go into shock, so I don’t remember a lot,” Mr Walls said. He said he owed his life to his many rescuers, and did not know if any of those acknowledged in the awards were
Earthquake survivor Nick Walls wants to ﬁnd and personally thank his rescuers.
among those who had helped save him. He had met just one of his rescuers, Rob Mackle, a Rakaia area dairy farmer. Mr Mackle hit headlines at the time. He had thrown his chainsaw, helmet and other items in the back of his truck before heading
into the city to help. Mr Walls said there were others besides the actual award recipients such as Mr Mackle who may very well have helped in his rescue, and be deserving of such awards themselves. For this reason, Mr Walls was pleased the Government
Honours Unit was welcoming any other nominations for those who helped during the quakes. Today Mr Walls continues to be based in both the Christchurch and Ashburton offices of Leech and Partners, and lives at Halswell.
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■ ASHBURTON HOSPITAL
Counting down to retirement By Toni Williams and CdHB Toni.w@Theguardian.co.nz
Ashburton Hospital boss Garth Bateup was farewelled by dozens of staff, including Canterbury District Health Board chief executive officer David Meates, yesterday over a relaxed afternoon tea celebration. He is retiring after 32 years in the top job. His final day is Friday. Mr Bateup’s decades-long service gave him the title as longest serving general manager in New Zealand. In his official role as Ashburton and Rural Health Services general manager Mr Bateup has been responsible for rural health in Ashburton and other hospitals across Canterbury, including Akaroa, Darfield, Ellesmere, Kaikoura, Oxford and Waikari. He said the job had “had its moments. Fantastic ones and difficult ones but in the end it’s been really enjoyable or I would not have stayed this long.”
The highlight of his time at Ashburton Hospital was the development and implementation of the new model of care to ensure the sustainability of its services. “That was never going to be an overnight fix and a large part of it has been our ability to recruit and retain good medical and clinical staff,” he said. “Ashburton can’t survive on its own, it needs a link to a major tertiary hospital and that is the benefit of having Christchurch Hospital so close.” Mr Bateup was also pleased to see the recent establishment of rural health medicine as a specialty. While he has a “bucket list” for his retirement including spending time with family, Mr Bateup said he would miss the diverse group of people he worked with. Ashburton Hospital director of nursing Jan McClelland said Mr Bateup’s experience and knowledge would be greatly missed.
“Garth has been good to work with, he is open and supportive and a humble person, he is always the first to say it’s not about him but about the team,” Mrs McClelland said. Prior to working in Ashburton, Mr Bateup spent seven years with the former West Coast Hospital Board in a senior management role and began working life as a public servant in the Government’s Forest Service in Nelson, then went to Agriculture and Fisheries Department in Palmerston North. After his West Coast appointment he joined the Ashburton Hospital Board as general manager in July 1982. Mr Bateup said he thought he would leave the Ashburton role when he “ran out of things to do” however “because health is such a changing environment” that time never came. “It’s been a fantastic setting to work in, there’s been a lot of satisfaction in it and it’s been a privilege to work with a great team of people,” he said.
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■ AUCKLAND SCHOOL STABBING
Boy stabbed with scissors By Sophie Ryan A boy aged about 10 received critical stab injuries yesterday in a fight with another intermediate-age boy at a Christian school in Auckland. A student was being spoken to by police in relation to the inquiry, and police said it would take some time to fully establish what happened. The incident happened at Pacific Christian School in Mangere Bridge yesterday morning. The student was stabbed
with scissors during a fight, a school manager said. St John spokesman Robbie Walker said emergency services received a call to an incident around 11.30am in Coronation Rd. “We have a young male in a critical condition ... police were on scene.” Inspector Shawn Rutene said both boys were enrolled at the school, and their families were receiving help from Victim Support. Police said Victim Support
was also working with staff, students and other parents. A scene examination was taking place. Mr Rutene said the CIB was investigating the incident, and police were talking to staff and students at the school. “There’s quite a bit of information to be gathered.” He wouldn’t confirm whether a weapon was used in the fight or what the fight was about. The families of the students in the fight and the school community were going through “a
very trying time”, he said. Police at the school were taking photographs outside a classroom in a playground area yesterday afternoon, as people stood at the gate looking on. Artwork done by students covered the windows of classrooms, which appeared to be empty. Police officers were examining evidence, including what appeared to be clothing on the ground, near a fenced playground with slides, tunnels and monkey bars. - APNZ
■ MAYFIELD LIONS CLUB
Cancer Society this year’s main recipient By Toni WilliamS
The Mayfield and Districts Lions Club members have raised more than $14,000 for the Mid Canterbury Cancer Society. It was one of the largest cash donations to be received by the branch. Every year the Lions host a golf tournament, raffles and auction with proceeds going to an organisation within the district – the Cancer Society was this year’s lucky recipient. Mayfield and Districts Lions Club president Chris Olley and golf tournament organiser Don Ingold said $14,150 was raised through the generosity of individual people and businesses within the district who had donated money or product
to the cause. The Cancer Society planned to distribute the funds to people travelling to Christchurch for cancer treatment unavailable locally. Cancer Society health promoter Mandy Casey and centre manager Annie Bonifant warmly received the donation. They said the cost of travelling to the city for treatment rose quickly and petrol vouchers, or drivers, helped to relieved some of the pressure. “Nobody budgets for cancer,” Mrs Bonifant said. “It’s just overwhelming the generosity of the community and Mayfield and District Lions. “This money will go a long way to support people in this area,” said Mrs Casey.
In brief Inundated with names A Dunedin Police campaign for the public to choose a name for their latest K9 crime fighting recruit has been an off-the-leash success. More than 22,000 people have commented on the Dunedin Police Facebook page since they asked for help on Monday afternoon to name the pure-bred German Shepherd. Sergeant Craig Baron, of the Dunedin Dog Section, said police have been taken back by the level of interest in naming the eight-week puppy. The unnamed puppy must have a name starting with “K”. The competition would close on Friday at 4pm, with Sgt Baron and a team to decide on the top five names. The final choice would be made by the New Zealand Police Dog Breeding Programme manager. - APNZ
Hunter sentenced The Southland hunter who fatally shot a fellow deerstalker after mistaking him for a deer earlier this year has been sentenced to seven months’ home detention, 400 hours’ community service and ordered to pay $10,000 to his victim’s partner. On April 13, Wayne Edgerton from Tuatapere mistook Adam Hill, 25, for a deer and shot him while hunting. Earlier Edgerton pleaded guilty to reckless use of a firearm causing death. - APNZ
Cancer Society Mid Canterbury centre manager Annie Bonifant (left) and health promoter Mandy Casey are supported by Mayfield and Districts Lions Club members Chris Olley (front left) and Don Ingold. The club has donated more than $14,000 to the society. PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS 240614-TW-010
Crowds of school students ran to a nearby carpark in Auckland yesterday to see a fight that left a teenager with a serious stab wound to the neck. Two teenagers were taken to Middlemore Hospital following the incident at Wickman Way, Mangere, at 3.45pm. An ambulance spokesman said one of the patients, aged in his late teens, had a serious stab wound to the neck. The other sustained minor injuries, he said. - APNZ
■ ASHBURTON SCHOOLS’ MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW
Audience captivated I had the pleasure of attending the first night of the Heartland Bank Schools’ Music Festival 2014 and it did not fail to capture me from the very first song. Congratulations to the children from Ashburton Borough, Mayfield, Netherby, Ashburton Intermediate, Special Choir and the special guests Ashburton College Phoenix Chorus. You are all stars who entertained and captivated your audience. Well done to the Massed Choir conductors Fiona Maw, Bryony Digby and Anna Lischner turning the usual playground chatter into beautiful harmony for everyone to enjoy. The selection of songs this year was age appropriate and gave the children the opportunity to show off their talents. It was easy to tell their favourites as the volume turned up slightly, but controlled by the
conductors to ensure the songs were sung and not shouted. Last night’s special guests were the Ashburton College Phoenix Chorus conducted by Jo Castelow, and accompanied by Stephen Diedricks. Wow, what a treat with all three songs sung to perfection. By the stillness and complete silence of the children behind they will all aspire to being part of phoenix in the future. Ashburton remains in good hands going forward and continues to produce musical talent to be proud of, with some impressive soloists last night. Elaine Vallender once again conducted the Special Choir with a Special Sound adding some variety by introducing the rakau sticks, and the diction was flawless. One of my favourite things about this festival is the opportunity for schools to showcase the depth of talent with their
individual items and this year didn’t disappoint. A great Haka from Mayfield, a stunning soloist from Rakaia l, a cellist accompanying the Ashburton Intermediate, a tuneful choir from Netherby l and a polished per-
formance by Ashburton Borough. Thank you Heartland Bank for supporting this festival and giving our youngsters the opportunity to experience and gain confidence on stage.
My congratulations to everyone involved with the organisation of this event and in the words of the last song of the evening I’m a Song (Sing Me) and that they did. Reviewed by Sally Farr
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Lions let loot loose By Toni Williams
Members of Ashburton County Lions gave money back to Mid Canterbury youth groups on Monday with donations totalling over $2600. The County Lions raised $5000 with their inaugural pop-up accessories shop and wanted to give money back to the youth based community groups. Most of the groups to benefit had volunteered time in the past on the Toot for Tucker food drive. Members of the Air Training Corp, Ashburton Intermediate School’s The Shine Group, Ashburton College’s Gifted and Talented programme, Mania-o-Roto Scouts, Mid Canterbury Girl Guiding and Mid Canterbury Riding for the Disabled were given amounts between $400 and $600. Ashburton County Lions projects director Betty George said it was good to give back to the youth in the community. “We like to encourage them to join groups and be active. They learn leadership and life skills,” she said. Mrs George said the remainder of the money would go toward an Ashburton Domain hopscotch project and given to others later in the year.
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Labour bid for two MPs By Thomas heaTon It seems Labour party Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is extending an olive branch to his opponent. Mr Gibson wants Rangitata to be an electorate with two MPs, and he expects one of them to be incumbent Jo Goodhew. Mr Gibson has urged voters to vote strategically, so they then will be represented in parliament by both of the majority parties. The idea follows Mr Gibson being placed at 56th on his party’s list, it also follows a poll suggesting the Labour party might not get enough votes to seat him in Parliament. Mr Gibson said he hoped to get enough electoral votes to create a “purple electorate” or an electorate with two MPs, from both Labour and National parties. By having two MPs from different parties, everybody will have their voices heard, Mr Gibson said. Mr Gibson is pitted against experienced National MP Jo Goodhew, who has been a member of parliament since 2005. Mrs Goodhew noted the lower rank of her opponent, as she talked about representing her current electorate. “The voters in the Rangitata electorate will be looking for a strong voice to represent them in parliament, one that is highly regarded by the party they are standing for,” Mrs Goodhew said. The election is looming and Mr Gibson is keen to gain some more votes. “Considering the amount of time left, I’m looking forward to a big push,” Mr Gibson said.
www.guardianonline.co.nz Mid Canterbury based youth groups benefited from the Ashburton County Lions recent pop-up accessory shop. Representatives were (from left) Air Training Corp FLT LT Craig Rose NZCF No. 24 SQN, Mania-o-Roto Scout leaders Dave Strong, Philip Crozier, Ashburton County Lions project director Betty George, Ashburton College Gifted and Talented students Simon Bennett and Oskar McLauchlan, Riding for the Disabled Janet McNally and Girl Guiding Sherry Wootton. PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS 230614-TW-006
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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – Tilsit, Limburger and Port Salut are all types of what? a. Butterfly b. Cloud c. Cheese 2 – Which is the only south east Asian country never colonised by a European power? a. Vietnam b. India c. Thailand 3 – What does the letter A stand for in DNA? a. Acid b. Alkaline c. Agent 4 – The four balls in a standard croquet set are coloured red, yellow blue and…? a. Green b. Black c. White 5 – How many seats are there in the auditorium of the Ashburton Trust Event Centre? a. 500 b. 750 c. 1000 6 – What is the name of the island in San Francisco Bay that served as a prison until 1962? a. Barbarossa b. Alcatraz c. Devil’s Island 7 – Who are the first brothers mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible? a. Cain and Abel b. James and John c. Moses and Aaron 8 – Which movie begins with the caption “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”? a. 2001 A Space Odyssey b. Lord of the Rings c. Star Wars
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It’s all about perspective Stu Oldham
n arresting photograph on the front page of the Guardian this week exposed our community’s divergent views on good taste and the idea of “necessary” news. It was of a child wandering through stags shot for the Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition. The close-packed stags lie on the cold carpark; the rosycheeked child pauses to rest her hand on an antler. The animal was part of an overall record haul shot during a successful competition that attracted more than 220 hunters. The child was among many families there to mark the end of the competition. The photograph was published Monday morning. Opinions were stirred soon after. On Facebook, a reader said the photograph of beautiful animals killed for sport made her cry. Another telephoned to say it was not “news” – it was irresponsible. Others said the event was popular and so was, ipso facto, news; that hunting is often a family tradition; that the game was non-indigenous “pests” and that much of it would be turned into food. And besides, they said, what do readers think happens at a hunting competition? The event was newsworthy – it attracted many people and many records were set – but the question of good taste, justifiably, remains. It seems likely many of the people who took to the internet to defend the scene did so because they are familiar with it. To them, it was a slice of life. It is also likely that some take no part in such events because they find them distasteful. To some, the “sport” and the spectacle are out of step. It is fair that the sport’s proponents should be represented on our pages but, equally, it is fair that people should not be confronted with unsettling images. This means a newspaper ought to strike a palatable middle ground. The debate has reinforced your newspaper’s obligation to work hard not to overstep the mark.
YOUR VIEW Constructive criticism The Ashburton Guardian has actively promoted and invited comment on local issues and while that may be seen as being the opportunity to publish various points of view, and while the Guardian’s intentions may have been commendable, the correspondence that you have received and have chosen to print has achieved absolutely nothing other than to promote the views of small-minded individuals who have little else to do than to make personal attacks on council representatives. Our district has progressed to become one of the leading in New Zealand. This has all been achieved by the foresight and wisdom of our forbears and former elected council officers who, I would hope, received far more constructive input from
their constituents than those negative views expressed by your recent contributors. I strongly believe that we need a progressive council that is sensitive to the wishes of the community and to that end it is the responsibility of the residents of our district to elect to council, representatives who are best equipped to act on our behalf. Having elected a new council, the majority has ‘spoken’ and placed its trust in the ability of those elected for the first time, and those being re-elected, to conduct the affairs of council in a responsible manner. The people have spoken and I, for one, offer my total support to those elected and thank them for taking time out of their own lives to represent us as they work to progress our district. If Ashburton’s habitual dissenters believe that it is the councillors’ fault decisions
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are not going your way, think again, we elected those councillors to attend to affairs of council and if their performance is not what you expect, it is your right not to support their re-election at the next opportunity. To those disgruntled individuals wallowing in their own negativity – could I suggest they make sure they put their hand up and offer their services at the next Local Body Elections. But hey, do not hold your breath as I do not expect that is likely to happen as they will then not be able to hide behind a nom de plume. Alister Brown (Abridged)
Congratulations Congratulations on your decision to clean up the quality of the letters to the editor section. As a visitor of some months
(I’ve been braving your frosts) I’ve been surprised by how enthusiastic Ashburton letterwriters seem to be to play the man instead of the ball. I applaud your newspaper sticking to the principle of free speech, but to TEM (Letters, Bridge motives, June 24) and future writers, I would say complaints are easier to consider when they make sense and offer solutions. Shannon Grey Note to correspondents The Guardian will continue to publish letters relating to the bridge decision, but it will not publish letters that stray from factual discussion into unsupported claim and personal attack. Correspondents are reminded to identify the date of publication when referring to material already published. – Editor
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Councils have to be meticulous E very year the AuditorGeneral (Lyn Provost) reports to Parliament on the results of audits conducted on New Zealand’s local authorities. Alongside the specialist one-off investigations her office undertakes into the local government sector, all councils’ annual reporting information is audited. This is to give the public and central government a level of confidence in council performance and accountability. In her most recent report to Parliament, concerning the July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, financial year, there are hard-hitting findings that will result in changes to widespread rating practices throughout the sector. Putting Kaipara District Council and the issue of poor management and governance oversight to one side as an extreme example of what can go wrong, the report still makes for a sobering read for the local government sector. Last year, auditors were specifically instructed to look more closely at council rate setting processes than they have in the past. What they found, and what the report documents in detail, is that a significant number of councils throughout the country had poor, deficient, or questionable rates practices, particularly with their processes for setting rates. Many councils failed to comply with the detailed requirements of the law. A number of councils were found to have
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procedural problems with their rates-resolution processes and practices. A number had problems with their funding impact statements. One council might not have properly adopted its final long-term plan, which could affect the validity of all rates in the district. Others omitted to include all the information required for
ed for water charges, especially water meter charges”. Many councils did not pay enough attention to the legal requirements and had poor and incomplete processes, for lump-sum contributions. Why has this occurred? The Rating Act is okay in itself, but the problems come about as council officers try to implement and integrate the act’s requirements with the requirements of another piece of legislation, the Local Government Act 2002. Practices have evolved over time as officers have tried to be pragmatic. We are frequently asked by the public to use plain language rather than bureau-
challenge the validity of rates through the High Court. Any uncertainty or ambiguity in existing processes needs to be rectified. Thankfully the Ashburton District Council is not one of the 15-plus councils signalled out by the Auditor-General. We obtained a standard or unqualified audit report (ie, a clear audit opinion) for our 2012/13 annual report. Council officers did report some minor technical issues through to our audit and risk sub-committee. These have been or will be covered-off with council setting the rates this Thursday for the 2014/15 financial year, and
Auditors found ‘complexity, confusion, and lack of clarity with how local authorities rated for water charges, especially water meter charges’
their long-term plans and revenue and financing policies for rates to be validly set. In some cases councils failed to comply with the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 requirements about general rates. One council incorrectly charged and collated rate penalties. For others, their rates resolutions failed to comply with the statutory requirements of the Rating Act. Auditors found “complexity, confusion, and lack of clarity with how local authorities rat-
cratic jargon. Often the level of non-compliance that has been found could be described as quite minor, but … in the Auditor-General’s view “… near enough is not good enough”. The message from the Auditor-General is that councils need to be meticulous about complying with the Rating Act. We have a responsibility to meet the obligations of the act. The risk of not addressing the poor practice that has been identified is that anyone can
also with our next audit, which will occur over the coming months for the 2013/14 year. This audit will be conducted by Audit New Zealand (on behalf of the Auditor-General) at an expected cost of $111,000 excluding GST and council officer time. The Auditor-General’s full report for the 2012/13 year is available on the website: www.oag.govt.nz Andrew Dalziel is chief executive officer for the Ashburton District Council
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Kerry visits Kurdish region US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unannounced visit to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region as part of an urgent diplomatic drive to stop the fractious country tearing apart. A day after meeting Iraqi Arab leaders in Baghdad to discuss a lightning assault by Sunni militants, the top US diplomat landed in Arbil to urge Iraqi Kurdistan’s president, Massud Barzani, to work to uphold Iraq’s cohesion. Kerry would highlight “the important role that the Kurds can play in helping the central government address ... challenges for the benefit of all Iraqis,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. The militant offensive has cleared the way for Iraqi Kurds - who were once gassed by former dictator Saddam Hussein to take control of a swathe of disputed territory they want to incorporate into their autono-
mous region over Baghdad’s strong objections. Crucially, their security forces are now responsible for securing the ethnically mixed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the heart of that disputed territory. “Now we are living a different era,” Barzani told CNN ahead of today’s talks, as he called for Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki, whom he described as “the one responsible for what has happened” in Iraq, to step down. “During the last 10 years we did everything in our ability ... to build a new democratic Iraq, but unfortunately the experience has not been successful.” Pressed on whether Iraqi Kurds would seek independence, Barzani said: “The time is here for the Kurdistan people to determine their future and the decision of the people is what we are going to uphold.” “Iraq is obviously falling apart anyway, and it’s obvious
Honey, it’s a fake Would honey by any other name smell as sweet? Apparently, yes, although some shoppers have recently discovered that their so-called honey doesn’t actually come from bees. A food importer has been fined $30,600 for selling syrup derived from corn and sugar cane from Turkey as Victorian honey. Basfoods Australia has also been forced to remove all the “misleading” products off supermarket shelves, after concerns were raised by the local honey bee industry to the consumer watchdog. - AAP
John Kerry: Highlighting the future role Kurds have to play. AP PHOTO
that a federal or central government has lost control over everything.” Sunni insurgents, led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, have pressed their offensive by seizing the
strategic town of Tal Afar in northern Iraq, while security forces retook a border crossing with Syria from the militants on Monday. Iraqi forces are struggling to hold their ground in the face of the drive. - AFP
Ukraine’s pro-Russian insurgents have agreed to a temporary ceasefire and talks with the new Western-backed president, as US President Barack Obama warned Russia it risks fresh sanctions over its support for the separatists. The surprise ceasefire announcement from the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly threw his weight behind Kiev’s peace overtures and urged the separatists to halt fire. Ukraine’s security services confirmed yesterday that militia strikes in the two heavilyRussified industrial regions that have been at the heart of the insurgency came to an abrupt halt in the late afternoon. - AFP
Midair jet collision
Students to testify in Korea ferry trial
A collision between a military jet and a Lear jet over western Germany has killed one occupant of the civilian plane, police say. Authorities said yesterday the collision occurred at an altitude of 2500 metres. They initially thought it took place at a higher altitude of between three and five kilometres. One of the engines of the civilian jet was sheared off in the impact and crashed on a road, the official said. The rest of the aircraft came down in a wooded area near Olsberg-Elpe in North Rhine Westphalia, missing a house by about 90 metres. - DPA
BY WON SUK-CHOI Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom in their traumatised home town, a district court has ruled. The court in Gwangju, 165 miles south of Seoul, said the decision had been made to spare the students any further stress. The ruling came as the court began to hear evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew, who are charged with criminal negligence and abandoning the passengers of the Sewol ferry which capsized and sank on April 16 with the loss of nearly 300 lives. Among the dead were around 250 students from the same high school in Ansan city just south of Seoul. Captain Lee Joon-Seok and three senior crew members are accused of “homicide through wilful negligence” - a charge that can carry the death penalty. The 11 other defendants are being tried on lesser violations of maritime law. Some 50 witnesses are expected to give evidence and the court said the students’ testimony would be given during a special session at a court in Ansan. “This decision was taken in consideration of the students who live in the Ansan area and may have difficulty travelling such a long distance in the aftermath of the accident,” a court statement said. The session will take place between July 28-30 and will be closed to the public to protect the students’ “privacy and mental well-being”, it said. - AFP
Urgent action needed The world’s oceans need saving from pollution and overfishing, and urgent action is needed within five years, an independent panel warns. The Global Ocean Commission said cutting down on single-use plastics products, restricting fishing on the high seas, and establishing binding regulations for offshore oil and gas exploration are key parts of the rescue plan. In all, the former heads of state and business leaders offered eight proposals for ocean health in their report, From Decline to Recovery - A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean. - AFP
Warning for migrants US authorities have stressed that thousands of underage migrants rushing to make it into the US, most of them from violent regions of Central America, will face deportation. “While some might make asylum requests, I want to make very clear that asylum is very difficult to obtain. Very few people get asylum in the United States,” Esther Olavarria, an adviser to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, said yesterday. - AFP
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
■ IPO WITHDRAWN
In brief Pascoe takes advantage
Billions sucked from market
to list on July 23. Christchurch based apple grower and agribusiness company Scales Corp expects to list on the NZX on July 25. Another private equity selldown, Metro Glass, is expected to hit the market soon. Listings for technology firms including Orion Health, Vista Entertainment Solutions and CricHQ have been tipped to list this year. “It could well be fatigue,” Ward said. “There were a number of these last year and there have been a lot of them at the start of this year.” - APNZ
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bling sales to more than 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) by 2020 come true. Owner Pernod Ricard says it provides capacity to spread Irish whiskey globally and will help close the gap with American whiskey behemoth Jack Daniel’s. “Our long-term goal is definite-
ly to be seen globally as a brand as big as Jack Daniel’s,” Thierry Billot, head of brands at Pernod, said in an interview at Jameson’s new distillery just outside Cork. “Growth in the US will represent a significant part of it - we’re still far behind it there. We also need - AP to open Asia.”
Valid 90 day employment trials
ewman Graphics Ltd (NGL) recently learnt the hard way that a 90 day trial period must be agreed in writing to be valid. They dismissed their employee, Michael Boskett-Barnes (MBB), believing there was a trial period. Unfortunately they were wrong and the subsequent personal grievance cost them $13,800 plus costs. A 90 day trial period is available to all employers, and restricts an employee from raising a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal. However there are some very specific requirements. The employee must not have worked for that employer previously and the trial period must be in writing as part of an Employment Agreement, and signed by both parties. The hook of these require-
ments is that if the employee doesn’t sign the agreement before the first day of work, the trial period is not valid. Even the first hour of the first day is too late. By this stage they have already been an employee and therefore excluded from the trial period legislation. The Employment Relations Authority and Court have been very clear about this. After being offered the job with NGL, but before he started full time, MBB worked some limited hours at NGL. Although a trial period had
been discussed, there was no Employment Agreement or trial period signed before MBB first worked. As such the decision from this personal grievance should come as no surprise. When trial periods were first introduced there was a concern that employers would use them unscrupulously, firing at will. This has not been our experience. It is costly to recruit and train, and not in the best interest of business to keep recruiting new staff. Dismissals relying on trial periods are seldom used without good reason. Christine Summerville of Chapman Employment Relations is an employment and HR advisor for businesses in Ashburton firstname.lastname@example.org
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At a Jameson factory dating from the 18th century near Ireland’s Cork, the world’s biggest Irish whiskey producer has staked its future in a new facility with three shiny stills used to produce spirits. The distillery is key to making Jameson’s ambition of dou-
Just one month after Mother Nature defeated Jeff Bezos in a battle for the .amazon domain name, a new conflict is fermenting in these Internet suffixes. This time around, the hotly contested properties are .vin and .wine, and the attack is being led by a very rankled France. Winemakers in Europe, Australia and California are protesting a decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to move forward with the introduction of .vin and .wine as so-called top-level domains. - NZH
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new issues either confirmed or pending. The raft of IPOs follow the Government’s partial sales of Mighty River Power, Meridian last year and Genesis, and several other smaller issues, which have sucked billions of investment dollars out of the market. A strong sharemarket has encouraged several companies to raise capital and to seek a listing on the stock exchange. Software business Gentrack will list on the NZX and ASX today, while satellite technology company ikeGPS expects
Investor fatigue claimed its first victim yesterday when Australian private equity firm Next Capital withdrew its initial public offer (IPO) for the equipment hire company, Hirepool, after local institutions baulked at the asking price as the offer neared its final hurdle. Next Capital’s decision to take the offer off the table came after institutions had exerted downward pressure on the $1.10 to $1.50 indicative price range. One financial market source said three or four retail brokers and about three quarters of the local institutional market staged a “virtual boycott” of the issue, which they had priced at about 70c to 85c a share. Failure to get the offer away had given an over-exuberant market a shakeup, he said. “It’s injected an air of reality back into the market,” he said.
Serko’s poor debut on the market, plus the share decline in Xero’s share price was evidence of the market becoming more circumspect about valuations, the source said. The withdrawal of Hirepool stunned the market as the indicative price range is usually arrived at during “soft sound” interchanges between the vendors and institutions before the pricing guide is formulated. “I was surprised to hear that local institutions walked away from it, so it can only be that they had second thoughts,” JBWere New Zealand equity manager Rickey Ward said. “And that would not be surprising given the flood of IPOs that are coming to the market.” The local market has a handful of new issues that have been officially set in train or that are on the drawing board. In Australia, the IPO market is running hot, with up to 20
James Pascoe, the retail group owned by David and Anne Norman, has taken advantage of a slump in Warehouse Group shares to nudge its holding up to 5.15 per cent. James Pascoe acquired 544,964 shares on market yesterday for about $1.65 million, implying it paid $3.03 a share. Warehouse slipped 0.7 per cent to $3.01 on the NZX and have shed almost a fifth of their value this year. The purchase amounts to only about 0.2 per cent of Warehouse’s stock, meaning James Pascoe was already close to the 5 per cent threshold where a holding must be disclosed to the NZX. - NZH
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Nothing warms in winter like soup
inter means soup; warming, filling soup by the steaming bowlful. When it comes to ringing the changes in the soup bowl the options are endless. Just about any vegetable in an amazing variety of combinations, any lentil or any meat can form the basis for a warming start to winter dinner or for a filling lunch. Soups can be as light or as substantial as you like, from a clear consommé that tempts the palate to a hearty, meaty offering that is a meal in itself.
Lamb and chickpea soup 500g lamb meat, minced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, diced 300g spinach, washed and cut into strips 3T tomato paste 1T ground cumin 3t harissa or other chilli sauce, to taste 1 1/2 litres chicken stock 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste 150g pasta ■ Add the lamb to a saucepan and cook over high heat. ■ When browned remove from the heat and set aside. ■ Keep a tablespoon of fat in the saucepan, but discard the rest. ■ Reduce to medium heat then add the garlic, onion and spinach. Cook until the onion is translucent and the spinach wilted; about 5 minutes. ■ Return the lamb to the saucepan with the onion-spinach mixture.
■ Then add the tomato paste, cumin, harissa, chicken stock, chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and pepper. ■ Simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes. ■ Add the pasta and cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
Easy carrot soup 2T olive oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1T curry powder 1kg carrots, chopped 4C (1 litre) vegetable stock 2C (500ml) water, or as needed ■ Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Fry onion until transparent. ■ Stir in the curry powder. ■ Add the chopped carrots and stir until the carrots are well coated. ■ Pour in the vegetable stock, and simmer until the carrots are soft, about 20 minutes. ■ Transfer soup to a blender, and purée until smooth. ■ Pour back into the pot and thin with water to your preferred consistency.
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■ Big Little Theatre Company actors Maddie Bremner and Lily Burdett get to know their ﬂour babies. PHOTOS JOSEPH JOHNSON 220614-JJ-47
When art mimics life BY SUSAN SANDYS
Big Little Theatre Company senior members are experiencing some of the difficulties of parenting first-hand as they rehearse for their upcoming production Flour Babies. Rehearsals began last week for the play, which follows the story of a group of tearaway school pupils who are banned from science experiments. One project the students are charged with however, is to make a flour baby and care for it for three weeks. These comprise a 1.5kg bag of flour as a body and stuffed stockings for the limbs and head. The flour babies have to be constantly supervised, just as a real baby would be. Director Jackie Heffernan decided to mirror the play and get its actors to undertake the same project. Hence the students, aged 12 to 17, got together last Sunday afternoon and began constructing their flour babies. Within one hour these babies were beginning to reach completion, were dressed in cute baby clothes and even had names.
Big Little Theatre Company actor Caleb Livingstone with his ﬂour baby, Rupert. 220614-JJ-42
Lily Burdett named hers Gracie. She said Gracie would be always under the care of herself or another family member, and would be coming to dance
classes with her. Lily is rehearsing for Danceworx’s Extracts from the Tales of Beatrix Potter, and Gracie was dressed accordingly in Beatrix Potter-
themed clothes. Mitchell Farr named his flour baby Darryl, and planned to take him to school with him. When he could not look after him, his mum or dad would have him at their workplaces. Caleb Livingstone named his flour baby Rupert and said he had had already organised “daycare with the cat”. However, he will no doubt be pulled into line by Mrs Heffernan, who is intending to stick to her policy of the flour babies must be under constant supervision. She was aware of one flour baby which had been booked into preschool. Mrs Heffernan said the play looked at issues such as the difficulties associated with teenage pregnancy and parents returning to the workforce. “I think the best way for them to understand that is to carry out this project themselves,” Mrs Heffernan said. Another theme was how young people were limited by the expectations schools and society had of them. “They are only limited by our expectations of them,” Mrs Heffernan said.
June 25 and 26 – Heartland Music Festival, annual Mid Canterbury Primary Schools Choral Music Festival. To June 26 – Artist Vjekoslav Nemesh’s exhibition Mother Of All Illusions exhibition at Terrace Downs, open during resort opening hours. June 26 – Beyond the Garden exhibition featuring paintings by Amber Emm opens at Terrace Downs Resort, runs to August 7. June 28 – Danceworx’s Extracts from the Tales of Beatrix Potter opens at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre at 3pm. June 29 – Danceworx’s Extracts from the Tales of Beatrix Potter stages for the second and final performance at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 3pm. July 2 – Ashburton College production Fame Junior the musical opens at the Ashburton College Holyoake Auditorium, 7pm start. All tickets $15. Stages again July 3 and 4. July 5 – Christchurch City Chorus, Sweet Adelines, at Ashburton Trust Event Centre. July 7 – Ashburton Trust Event Centre big day out, school holiday entertainment. Bring your own cushion for theatre story time in the Bradford Room, followed by magician Josh Grimaldi in the auditorium. More entertainment in the foyer with face painting, balloons, fairies and sing-a-longs. July 11 – Dust Palace Art House Circus presents … with a stranger… at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. July 13 – Ashburton Musical Club, public concert – brass ensemble from Christchurch, 2pm at the Sinclair Centre. Afternoon tea served. July 18 – The Boy from Vegas featuring Tainui Kuru at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, with guest artists Matthew Everingham on piano and Stephanie Ching vocals. Ashburton Society of Arts weekly art groups held Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Jeff Bradley and the Delta Swing playing at Terrace Downs Resort every Sunday, 11am to 3pm.
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In brief Global trail of crime The affects go around the globe like a Mexican wave - a trail of destructive and sometimes deadly celebration is left after every World Cup win. Bogota’s mayor ordered a ban on alcohol sales during Colombia’s World Cup matches after nine people died in fighting and car accidents sparked by the 3-0 win over Greece. About 3000 street fights were reported to police after the win in the city of eight million people. Migrant Algerian fans poured onto the streets of Paris after Algeria beat South Korea 4-2. At least 28 people were arrested by police who fired flash balls to break up unruly crowds and dozens of cars were burned. Nepalese police have caught hundreds of football fans drinking and driving after staying up all night to watch World Cup matches, and in Kathmandu, police seized the licences of more than 400 fans in one week. - AFP
Neymar notches a double By Talek Harris
England ring changes England manager Roy Hodgson has announced nine changes for his side’s final World Cup game against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte. Centre-back Gary Cahill and striker Daniel Sturridge will be the only survivors from Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Uruguay in Sao Paulo, which sealed England’s elimination in the group phase. “Well, Ben Foster will play in goal,” Hodgson told a pre-match press conference at the Estadio Mineirao. “The rightback will be Phil Jones. Gary Cahill will play centre-half alongside Chris Smalling, and Luke Shaw will play left-back. In midfield we will have (James) Milner, (Frank) Lampard, (Jack) Wilshere, (Ross) Barkley and (Adam) Lallana, and Sturridge will play up front.” - AFP
Japan search for spark Coach Alberto Zaccheroni must urgently find a way to unlock Japan’s attacking potential against already-qualified Colombia this morning but is relying on events elsewhere if his side are to reach the World Cup last 16. Japan came to Brazil with their hopes high after finishing ahead of Australia in their Asian qualifying group, aiming to better their impressive last-16 showing in South Africa. But little has gone right for the Blue Samurai since they started brightly against Ivory Coast, taking an early lead through Keisuke Honda only to concede twice. Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa was relegated to the bench for the next game against Greece and although he came on in the second half, the match finished in a drab 0-0 draw. After the stalemate against 10man Greece a frustrated Honda was damning about the team’s lack of creative spark. “We lack ideas,” he said. “We tried to attack but we just can’t put the ball in the back of the net.” - AFP
Applause for Neymar after he scored twice for Brazil.
Neymar has scored twice as Brazil thrashed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the World Cup knockout rounds yesterday. A thrilling finale to Group A saw the hosts surge past Cameroon in Brasilia while Mexico downed Croatia 3-1 in Recife. Both Brazil and Mexico will advance to the next round, while the Netherlands beat Chile 2-0 in a match in which both teams knew going in that they would qualify for the last 16. Brazil finished top of their group on seven points, leading Mexico, also with seven, on goal difference. Brazil will play Chile in Belo Horizonte on Saturday while Mexico will face the Netherlands in Fortaleza on Sunday. Star striker Neymar opened the scoring against Cameroon in the 17th minute - the 100th goal of the tournament - to set the hosts on their way. A close-range effort by Cameroon’s Joel Matip jolted Brazil on 26 minutes before Neymar settled nerves again with his second of the match nine minutes later.
Brazil stretched their lead through Fred after the interval and looked to be cruising to first place. But a flurry of three Mexico goals in 10 minutes from Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez against Croatia changed the complexion of the qualifying picture. With Mexico rampant and leading 3-0, one more goal could have seen them pip Brazil to first place in Group A. Panic was short-lived however, with substitute Fernandinho stroking home Brazil’s fourth to restore the hosts goal difference advantage. A late consolation goal by Croatia’s Ivan Perisic snuffed out any chance of a remarkable turnaround by Mexico. In yesterday’s earlier games, the Netherlands ensured top spot in Group B - and a date with Mexico - by beating Chile 2-0 in Sao Paulo. Super-subs Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay grabbed the late goals to settle a hard-fought clash. The victory gave the 2010 runners-up a 100 per cent record after earlier wins against Spain and Australia.
The Netherlands, missing suspended captain Robin van Persie, finally broke through Chile’s defence on 77 minutes. Daryl Janmaat whipped in a cross and Fer rose high to thunder home a header. In the dying minutes, Arjen Robben burst clear down the left flank and crossed for Depay to stab home from close range. “We have to take time to enjoy this fantastic result but it shouldn’t end here,” said Robben. “We have to change our mindset and look ahead because we really want to move forward.” Spain defeated Australia 3-0 in Group B’s dead rubber, with David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata scoring. In today’s games, Italy and Uruguay battle to avoid elimination in Group D, where a win for either side will send them through to the last 16. Costa Rica meanwhile will attempt to win the group, needing just to avoid defeat against England in Belo Horizonte. In Group C action, Japan face Colombia and Greece play the Ivory Coast. - AFP
The two-faced beast that is Sao Paulo S ao Paulo is a two-faced beast. The biggest city in Brazil has a terrible reputation, and with 22 million inhabitants and 6000 murders a year, it’s not difficult to see why. Over the years I have travelled and worked in many countries and cities that our authorities would advise against visiting, but I have to admit that Sao Paulo’s notoriety had me slightly concerned. To counter this apprehension, I convinced myself that it could not be worse than the previous World Cup in the crazy metropolis of Johannesburg. Every bit of research and anecdotal evidence though, told me to spend as little time in this city as possible, aside from one former Sao Paulo expat from Christchurch who was sure that I would enjoy the city. Well, he was right.
Of course, security in Brazil is at an all-time high and I was fortunate to be hooked up with Kevin, a local Kiwi businessman, who showed me the other face of Sao Paulo. The New Zealander, who lives in a fortress with gates, electric fences, security cameras and a massive Rottweiler, pointed out that the city used to have 36,000 murders a year two decades ago, but that didn’t manage to minimise the current death rate. We visited several areas around the metropolis by metro, which is the cleanest, most efficient and seemingly safest I have seen anywhere in the world. He needed some tools and headed for Sao Bento, the district for hardware stores. Contrary to most business principles, the local retailers don’t look for a gap in the market, but instead cluster together with
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hundreds of competitors. We walked through other neighbourhoods to find the electronics district, bartered in some run-down markets, travelled to the Japanese district for groceries, before ending up in the bar district of Villa Madalena. Trying to find a good place to watch the football, we stumbled upon the biggest impromptu street party I have ever seen. Thousands of Paulistas over a stretch of two kilometres mingled with visitors, laughed, drank and danced without any hint of aggression or drunkenness.
This was not what I was expecting of Sao Paulo. The following day, we took a ride to explore burgeoning neighbourhoods where favelas are replaced by high-rises, at the rate of five new towers every day. While traversing the city, the poor in this economic powerhouse appeared more prosperous than those lingering in the backblocks of Rio de Janeiro, but on this scale, the next desperate act is just around the corner. Just as I was starting to relax and wound down the car window to get some fresh air, I got a stark reminder of the other Sao Paulo. “Can you please wind it back up?” Kevin said. “We don’t want to give anyone an open invitation to stick a gun in the window.” - Coen Lammers is a former editor of the Ashburton Guardian
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Socceroos require ‘killer instinct’ By Steve Larkin
Australia, ranked 62nd in the world, paid a hefty price for suffering stage-fright early in their opening 3-1 loss to Chile; then pushed the star-studded Netherlands in a 3-2 defeat featuring Tim Cahill’s wondrous volley goal. But the wheels fell off against Spain in Curitiba’s Arena da Baixada, with the Socceroos firing not one shot on target. Postecoglou said his fatigued players couldn’t muster the required effort. “We lost our discipline, our decision-making wasn’t great,
“We haven’t got the results that we wanted,” Postecoglou told reporters. “We came here with the intent of trying to make an impact ... but it hasn’t happened. “The one objective we did have was to measure ourselves against the very best and I think we have done that. We know exactly where we’re at. “I have got a clear indication of where we’re at as a nation and what we need to improve on to make sure that the gap that exists now between us the top 20 nations in the world is bridged.”
After measuring Australia against the world’s best, Ange Postecoglou knows where they fell short. And he now knows what is needed. A killer instinct. Better concentration. Greater squad depth. A more effective attack. Postecoglou says all are priorities after Australia won respect but lost all three games in a World Cup campaign in Brazil which ended with a 3-0 defeat by Spain yesterday.
Van Gaal goes on attack Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has bristled at suggestions he isn’t playing attacking football at the World Cup. After his team beat Chile 2-0 to top Group B with three wins out of three, Van Gaal fired back questions at the press conference when asked about his counterattacking set-up. “Could you give me a definition of attacking football? That’s my question to you,” Manchester United-bound Van Gaal said to one journalist. “I’m asking you, if you have such a clever question ... if you’re going to ask me questions, I’m going to ask you questions.” - AFP
we gave the ball away far too cheaply,” he said. The Socceroos were punished by Spain, who offered Postecoglou further evidence of what Australia require most. “We need to keep giving these guys opportunities and exposing them to this kind of football so they get an understanding of the level of concentration that is needed,” he said. “Apart from just the physical effort and tactical discipline, just the concentration. I think more than anything, that has really shown us up in this tournament.” - AAP Primary Logo
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Mauresmo’s advice working By Steven GriffithS Andy Murray credits new coach Amelie Mauresmo (right) with helping to quash his nerves as the champion kicked off his Wimbledon title defence with a 6-1 6-4 7-5 victory over Belgium’s David Goffin. Murray, attempting to become the first British man to successfully defend the Wim-
RESULTS ■ Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Women’s Open Pennant, June 23 Zone 1 (Rakaia) Rakaia 1 10 Ashburton 1 2, Mayfield 1 6 Geraldine 1 6, Tinwald 1 8 Methven 4, Zone 2 (Rakaia) Pleasant Point 1 10 Rakaia 2 2, Temuka 1 10 Tinwald 2 2, Ashburton 2 7.5 Geraldine 2 4.5 Zone 3 (Timaru 26.5) Tinwald 3 10 Timaru 2, Temuka 2 6 Mayfield 3 6, Gleniti 1 9 Rakaia 3 3. Zone 4 (St.Andrews) North Otago 1 7.5 Lower Waitaki 1 4.5. Zone 5 (St. Andrews) Waimate 10 St.Andrews 2, Tokarahi 9 Kurow 3, Lower Waitaki 2 8.5, North Otago 2 3.5
Methven Men’s Golf Stableford Round, June 21 Stableford Winner, Ian Sawers 41; 2nd Michael Kemp 39; 3rd Dave Puckett 38; 4th Gavin Santy 36 by lot; 5th Phil Johnson 36; 35, Mark Gazzard, K J McCloy, Mike Gray, Rob Watson, Mark Gorman, Neil McArthur; 34, Jim Rooney, Athol McAlpine, Keith Middleton, Les topping.
9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Meeting in the Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street.
Thursday 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Beginners and maintenance class. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Large variety of toys for hire. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East.
nis world, but the 2006 Wimbledon winner has already begun to prove the critics wrong according to her new employer. With Murray concerned about how he would cope with his first match back at Wimbledon since his historic final victory over Novak Djokovic last year, the 27-year-old was able to take inspiration from Mauresmo’s advice. - AFP
Twos; Rod Carson, Phil Johnson, Phil Lalor Club Voucher Best Gross, Ian Sawers 79 Closest to the Pins Aqua Restaurant # 4 Bernie Walsh; Hunters Wines #6 Doug Hamilton; Ski Time #13 Athol McAlpine; The Green Parrot #17 Rod Carson; Methven Travel 2nd shot #14, Doug (thumbs) Sheldon Next Saturday, 4th round Callaghan trophy. Captain v President will be held on Saturday 5th July.
384.17, 28th, Sarah Clifford 380.13, 40th, T J Stewart 378.8, 45th, Stephen Millichamp 377.14, 46th, Coby Snowden 377.9, 47th. C grade, 27 entries won by Linda Pettigrew, Dunsandel 391.18. D Grade, 16 entries, won by Sheryl Guyton, Nelson 380.12, from Joanie Benge, Blenheim 380.10, Jayden Collett 365.7 9th. Women’s section, 40 entries won by Kim Bishell, Blenheim, Sandy Collett 4th, Phillippa Fleming 8th, Nina McKenzie 15th, Sarah Clifford 22nd and Coby Snowden 28th. Junior section 28 entries won by Brad Palatchie, Blenheim, Phillippa Fleming 4th, and Jayden Collett 23rd. Open club teams, 8 entries, won by Dunsandel, Denva Wren 392.24, Rex Gardiner 393.20, Elizabeth Gardiner 393.20, 1178.64, Mayfield, Martin Fleming 390.17, Phillippa Fleming 391.18, John Fleming 391.20, 1172.55, 3rd, Coronation No 1, Sandy Collett 393.18, Steve McArthur 391.19, Nick Stewart 387.18, 1171.55, 5th. B grade teams, 8 entries, won by Clinton, Michael Sutherland 391.19, David Whiteside 390.14, Peter Falconer 389.15, 1170.48, Coronation No 2, Nina McKenzie 386.16, Sarah Clifford 380.13, T J Stewart 378.8, 1144.37, 6th, Coronation No 3, Jayden Collett 365.7, Coby Snowden 377.9, Bryan Hunter 387.16,
■ Shooting Smallbore Rifle Shooting South Island Championship, June 21 Won by Kim Bishell, Blenheim, 591.33, from Rex Gardiner, Dunsandel 590.34, Regan Cowe, Blenheim 590.34, Elizabeth Gardiner, Dunsandel 589.27, and Sandy Collett, Coronation 589.27. Master grade, 13 entries won by Brad Palatchie, Blenheim 396.26, Greg Menzies 391.23, 6th, Martin Fleming 390.17, 9th. A grade, 41 entries, won by Tony Black, Gore 396.25, Sandy Collett 393.18, 9th, John Fleming 391.20, 14th, Steve McArthur 391.19, 15th, Nick Stewart 387.18, 25th. B grade, 55 entries won by Morris Stevenson, East Otago 395.25, Phillippa Fleming 391.18, 5th, Bryan Hunter 387.16, 16th, Nina McKenzie 386.16, 20th, Robbie Hewitt
1129.32, 8th. Weekly shoots, 23 June Ashburton club Bruce Dellow 89.1, Greg Menzies 100.8, 97.5, Laura McKenzie 93.3, Allan Mitchell 93.4, Roger Harris 95.4, G Wright 84, C J Menzies 94.2. Coronation club Bryan Hunter 95.5, Nina McKenzie 92.1, 95.1, Sarah Clifford 94.5, 96.5, Sandy Collett 96.3, Jayden Collett 87. Mayfield club Hamish Kirk 58, Robert Spencer 73, James Spencer 55, Oakley Murphy 54, Thomas Corbett 55, Kyle Hansen 89.1, Courtney McClintoch 91.1, Ben Nordqvist 71, Pip McClintock 92.3, 96.5, Andrew /donaldson 91.1, 95.2, Gwen Wilce 79, Phillip Wilce 91.2, Carl Nordqvist 98.5, 98.5, John Fleming 85.4, Martin Fleming 98.4, 98.7, 100.8.
■ Volleyball Robbies Bar & Bistro June 23 - Panic Slowly v Serves You Right 3-0, 4 Play (the Chokers) v Clirco 2-1, Atomics v S & Giggles 0-3, Wonders v USO 0-3, Social Quads v Misfits 1-2, Set Play v Team Havoc 2-1...Robbie’s player of the day Sadie from Panic Slowly
Today at Te Teko Raceway
Whakatane RC Venue: Te Teko Meeting Date: 25 Jun NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.10pm (NZT) J SWAP CONTRACTORS LTD 2YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 2YO, 1200m 1 Amun Ra (8) 57.5.......................M Cameron 2 75 Sherpa (2) 57.5 ...............................S Collett 3 79x Woodsman (3) 57.5......................... R Jones 4 Minginui (4) 55.5 ................. R Hutchings (a) 5 6 Dramatist (6) 55.5 ................... P Turner (a1) 6 6 Thee Auld Floozie (7) 55.5 .......... D Johnson 7 Miss Drama Queen (5) 55.5.......M Coleman 8 Nectacolecta (10) 55.5 ............. B Grylls (a1) 9 Rock Harmony (1) 55.5 ...............T Thornton 10 The Kakahu Express (9) 55.5 ...J Wong (a3) 2 12.45pm NZI/SWEENEY TOWNSEND & ASSOCIATES LTD 3YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 x8x42 Storm Bro (6) 57.5 ...................... D Johnson 2 06x45 Draw The Line (11) 57.5.......... P Turner (a1) 3 5. Aeternum (8) 57.5 .......................T Thornton 4 0 Bomaye (2) 57.5.........................M Cameron 5 600x Strike Back (1) 57.5.......................O Bosson 6 The Canon (5) 57.5 .................... L Satherley 7 The Kakahu Kid (4) 57.5 ................. M Wenn 8 2 Celebrity Miss (9) 55.5 ....................S Collett
Daily Events Wednesday
bledon title since Fred Perry in 1936, was riddled with anxiety ahead of the opening match of the tournament yesterday. But he was able to deal with the bout of pre-match tension thanks to some words of wisdom from Mauresmo. The Frenchwoman’s surprise appointment as Murray’s coach earlier this month has been questioned by some in the ten-
M2 Whakatane gallops
Skelton ‘will get better’ It’s hard to see him getting bigger, but NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is convinced Wallabies sensation Will Skelton will only get better. Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie credits Cheika for much of Skelton’s meteoric rise, saying his persistence with the New Zealand-born behemoth at Super Rugby level was a key to the 22-year-old’s development. World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry tried to lure Skelton back across the Tasman last year, but Cheika wasn’t letting the big unit go anywhere. “He didn’t look out of place up there and the more experience he gets the better he’s going to be,” Cheika said. - AAP
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises, ideal for users of mobility 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop, sale of pre-loved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church. Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE.
9 x9267 Laugh (7) 55.5...........................J Oliver (a3) 10 Anna Kaye (3) 55.5 ....................M Coleman 11 0 Eva Quick Steph (10) 55.5 .......A Jones (a3) 12 0x Ruby Tuesday (12) 55.5 ...... R Hutchings (a) 3 1.20pm TEAM WEALLEANS 2100 MDN $7000 1 75253 Fast Profit b (2) 58.5 ........... R Hutchings (a) 2 45x57 Bayross (3) 58.5 .........................M Coleman 3 40x65 Bach (1) 58.5 ................................O Bosson 4 43x99 Chequesinthemail (6) 58.5 ...... R Smyth (a2) 5 7x66 Chongqing (7) 58.5 ...................J Wong (a3) 6 39 Gesemi b (9) 56.5 ......................M Cameron 7 50644 Lady Lindauer (5) 56.5 ................T Thornton 8 07. Kachina (4) 56.5.......................... D Johnson 9 90x9 Ruapunawai (8) 56.5 .................T Wenn (a3) 4 1.55pm RISING ROMANCE 1600 RATING 75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 22054 Snow Excuse m (1) 59 ..................O Bosson 2 17090 Fastnfree tdm (5) 58.5..............A Jones (a3) 3 x3761 Nancylee dm (8) 57.5.......... R Hutchings (a) 4 9x201 Waitoki Flower d (7) 57 ..............M Coleman 5 01309 Pherozardo dm (2) 56.5 .................. R Jones 6 5x416 Clos De Tart m (4) 56 .................M Cameron 7 0x108 Mistaar dm (6) 56 ........................ D Johnson 8 74x80 Kakahu Nell dm (3) 55.5 .................S Collett
aids. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 1.15pm TINWALD “500” CARDS. Come and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome. Waireka Croquet club, The Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.30am RAKAIA REAL WOMEN. Real women circuit training in the hall, St Andrews Church, Bridge Street, Rakaia. 10.30am - 3.30pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Own work, stitch and chat. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 12noon TINWALD GARDEN CLUB. Mid winter lunch plus Annual General
5 2.30pm GARTSHORE CONSTRUCTION 1600 RAT-
ING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 74491 Alphabet Street d (9) 59 ...........A Jones (a3) 2 43645 Hez Cool dm (7) 58.5 ............... B Grylls (a1) 3 210x0 Sweetazcuz (10) 58 ................S McKay (a4) 4 95x10 Scarlet Chaparral m (6) 57.......... D Johnson 5 33700 Call The Shots (8) 57 .................M Cameron 6 6407x Duncan m (5) 57 ................. R Hutchings (a) 7 88x78 Nasrina m (1) 56.5 ..................... L Satherley 8 880x0 A Soldiers Song 56.5 ................... Scratched 9 70x76 Zarazen d (11) 56.5......................... R Jones 10 00x70 Big City (2) 56 ...................................M Chui 11 78x9P Wonderland (3) 55.5 ....................... M Wenn 12 x6830 Clio (4) 54 ...................................T Thornton 6 3.05pm GOLDEN GRAIN LTD 1200 MDN $8000 1 25x2. The Likely One (15) 58.5 ...........M Coleman 2 4x2. Alicudi b (2) 58.5 ...........................O Bosson 3 25. Haddon Hall (4) 58.5 ................ B Grylls (a1) 4 3650x Jack Flash (5) 58.5.....................M Cameron 5 68x50 King Pheroz (10) 58.5 ........L Magorrian (a3) 6 Chaos (6) 58.5 ................................ R Jones 7 Caruso (17) 58.5 .........................T Thornton 8 De One Swat (9) 58.5 ................ L Satherley 9 Heeza Dreimer (3) 58.5 ............T Wenn (a3) 10 Merckx (13) 58.5 ......................... C Dell (a1)
Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/ intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Instructor Annette 307-7138a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Meeting. The Print Room, off Havelock Street. 1.30pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon, all players welcome. Balmoral hall, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.
11 4 Mary Poppins 56.5 ....................... Scratched 12 You Little Ripa (1) 56.5 ..............J Wong (a3) 13 0566x Lil Miss Waitoki (7) 56.5 14 Lady Peteali (8) 56.5 .......................S Collett 15 Mr Luv (14) 58.5...................... P Turner (a1) 16 7 Deception (11) 56.5 17 0x Princess Reims 56.5 .................... Scratched 18 570x0 Elle Grace (16) 56.5 19 600x Strike Back (12) 58.5 Emergencies: Mr Luv, Deception, Princess Reims, Elle Grace, Strike Back 7 3.40pm NEW WORLD WHAKATANE 1600 MAIDEN 1 340 Handsome Hermes (13) 58.5..........S Collett 2 054 Tokyo King (3) 58.5 .......................O Bosson 3 847x0 Lucky To Be Cool (2) 58.5 ...........T Thornton 4 97. Jet Fighter (9) 58.5.............. R Hutchings (a) 5 90x8 Metallic (11) 58.5 ............................ M Wenn 6 2285. Luxury Liz (1) 56.5 .....................M Cameron 7 40x25 Chardon (12) 56.5 .....................J Oliver (a3) 8 90x34 Fairy Cake (4) 56.5 ...................J Wong (a3) 9 0x56x Let’s Divorce (8) 56.5 .........................J Jago 10 5x85. Firostefani (6) 56.5 .....................M Coleman 11 Victoria Heights (10) 56.5 ........... D Johnson 12 70 Mangaroa Flo Jo (5) 56.5.............. R Norvall 13 90x00 Te Atatu Princess (7) 56.5........A Jones (a3)
Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Results 2nd open competition, entries natural history. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - no counting, beginners welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, Philip Street, the Domain. 2.00pm R.S.A. WOMENS SECTION. Social afternoon with speakers. R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time / sequence dancing. Learn to dance, all welcome. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MID CANTERBURY LTD
Design and Build Consultant
Mike Greer Homes is one of New Zealand’s leading residential design and build companies. This market leader and award winning business are seeking a Design and Build Consultant to join their Ashburtonbased team. You will drive sales and assist clients with the planning and design of their dream homes. You will follow up sales leads, driving potential opportunities and work with the clients throughout the design and planning stage of their build. To • • • •
be successful in this role you will be a confident go-getter and have: A strong background in sales, preferably within the building industry Strong communication skills Great attention to detail Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends If you believe you have the passion and energy to join this progressive team, apply now by emailing your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’
Learning Support Assistant Alternative Education Programme (Community Entry Programme)
Sheena Tyrrell, Management Administrator, Ashburton College, P O Box 204, Ashburton 7740. Email: email@example.com Phone: 308 4193, ext 812, Fax: 308 2104
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS & BUSINESS ADVISORS Office Junior with Future Opportunities. We are seeking an office junior to join our team. This position would ideally suit a school leaver who would like an opportunity to gain work experience and progress into an accounting role with study. This is a is full time position and could provide the successful applicant with a real career opportunity. If you would like to work with a passionate and enthusiastic team in a modern office we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV and contact details by 10 July 2014 to:
P O Box 582 Level 2, Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.croys.co.nz
Greg Donaldson Contracting “Do it Once, Do it Right”
Fleet Mechanic – Diesel Mechanic • Must be able to work on all types of vehicles and machinery, petrol and diesel, for an excavation company. • Must have sound knowledge and experience of truck and trailers, exceptional understanding of CoF and ORS. • Must have class 5 licence with W, T, R an advantage. • Must be able to work unsupervised and be a good decision maker. • Must have knowledge of hydraulics and servicing of excavation equipment, be a self-starter and have good work habits and ethics. • Sound diagnostic abilities Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. In return we offer a good employment package. Please apply in our own handwriting with references/ referees to: The Workshop Manager - Bob O’Brien Greg Donaldson Contracting Ltd P O Box 439, Ashburton
Guardian Situations Vacant
Due to continual company growth we require additional staff in the following roles.
WAREHOUSE POSITION This position requires somebody physically fit with a can do attitude and good computer skills. Duties include (but are not limited to): • Pick / Pack / Charge orders • Receipting of Inwards goods and checking off of all documentation • Inventory control / stock taking • Packaging of product • Running our label machine Experience in a warehouse environment would be an advantage, however full training can be provided. The ideal candidate for this position will also be: • Mechanically minded • Have a current fork lift licence • Good computer skills Applicants must apply with a current CV which includes at least two referees and two written employment references.
QUALITY CONTROLLER This position requires somebody with good attention to detail, good computer skills (some shift work may be required so you will need to be open to working nights.
We are looking for an additional staff member to support this programme. This is a permanent position of 15 hours/week (9:30am-12:30pm, 5 days/week) College term-time only. Employment is under the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement, Associate Scale, Grade B. Initial payment step commensurate with experience. The Programme meets the needs of specific students who, for a range of reasons, are alienated from mainstream education. The programme operates off-site, under the auspices of Ashburton College, for the benefit of Ashburton and Mt Hutt College students. Applications close 4:00pm Friday 27 June 2014. Commencement for the beginning of Term Three, 2014 preferred (Monday 21 July). Enquiries/applications to:
Duties include (but are not limited to) • Inspection of pre-production samples and sign-off • Sign off on style setups and ensure sample meets specification sheets • Checking of all products to ensure production is constantly meeting strict quality standards • Following all standard operating procedures, including documentation of all spec sheets • Inspecting raw materials and reporting faults or issues within production Experience in a factory or quality position would be an advantage. Applicants must apply with a current CV which includes at least two referees and two written employment references.
MACHINE OPERATORS – two positions available
This position requires somebody physically fit with a good eye for detail and the ability to thread up machines for pre production. Duties include (but are not limited to): • Threading up of machines in preparation for production runs • Inspecting socks as production runs off machines to ensure quality is correct • Helping Hosiery Technicians with any tasks and cleaning of machinery • Checking production against specification and sample to ensure quality of product is correct The position would suit a school leaver wanting to start and build a career longer term in the Industry. These Operator positions will be shift based and applicants must be willing to work nights or weekends as per shift rotations. Additionally somebody mechanically minded would be ideal. Applicants must apply with a current CV which includes at least two referees and two written references.
Email applications to: email@example.com or post to P O Box 179, Ashburton 7740
Mt Hutt Helicopters 2013 Ltd Immediate start administrator
Location 880 Forks Rd RD1 Ashburton We are seeking an enthusiastic team player to join our Company as a part time accounts administrator. Must have previous experience of excel, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general administration duties. Perform data input accurately and in a timely manner. Previous experience with Xero and Ace software packages preferable. Please email your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close 7 July 2014
CARPENTER WANTED Due to growth in the business, we have an exciting position available for an experienced carpenter. If you are keen to work on a variety of exciting building challenges, we want to hear from you. As well as experience on varied building projects, you will also receive: • Excellent working conditions • Be part of a friendly team • Receive excellent remuneration relative to your experience If you are ready for an exciting change to your career, please feel free to give me a call. All inquiries will be received in conﬁdence. Call Des on: 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258 email@example.com
Caretaker wanted Hinds School, Reed Street, Hinds and the Mid Canterbury Technology Centre, McLean Street, Ashburton seek a capable, honest reliable person to work up to 15 hours per week (term time only) with the flexibility to work extra hours if and when they arise. The appointee must be a keen gardener and handy “fix it” person. Applications in writing to the Principal, Hinds School, RD 5, Ashburton and include relevant experience and the names of three referees to be received by July 4, 2014.
Any further information can be sought from the Principal 03 303 7208
Classifieds 22 Ashburton Guardian
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Team Administrator Spray Marks Group is a privately owned Ashburton based business operating throughout the South Island. The Group’s activities cover all aspects of road marking, traffic management, commercial signage, engineering and maintenance. We are looking for a Team Administrator to provide a high level of support within the Group for all administration and customer care. Based in the Ashburton office, the successful applicant will be the first point of contact for customers, suppliers and the public. We expect you to be professional with outstanding communication, organisation and customer service skills. The essential elements required for this position: • Professional frontline customer service and presentation • Accurate and timely cross functional team administration • Outstanding interpersonal communication • High attention to detail and accuracy • The ability to deliver to multiple and sometimes very tight deadlines • Advanced MS Office skills • Able to self-manage, be organised with the ability to prioritise workload to meet • demand • A fantastic flexible attitude The Spray Marks Group is a dynamic environment with high expectations for delivering outstanding customer service both internally and externally. This position requires an individual who will ensure our front office area is professionally presented and managed at all times while supporting the wider management team achieve their goals. A remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. To apply for this position, please send a current curriculum vitae and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website www.spraymarks.co.nz for more information on the Spray Marks Group.
Reporter The Ashburton Guardian is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative reporter to be part of our newsroom during one of the most exciting periods in our 135 year history. We offer the successful applicant the opportunity to: • Be part of our energetic, talented and fiercely local news team in a new era of cutting edge, hyper-local multi-media journalism. • Join one of the last independent daily newspapers where we determine our own rules and our own destiny. • Get the opportunity to develop a full set of multi-media skills on our ground-breaking GuardianOnline website. • Explore your journalistic boundaries and interests, mixing news with features across all facets of life. • Combine a terrific job with a fantastic lifestyle with endless outdoor adventures on lakes, rivers and mountains. • Become part of the fastest-growing and most prosperous district in the country with facilities far beyond its size.
If that sounds like you, please send your application to: Stu Oldham, Editor email@example.com Level 3, 161 Burnett Street
Guardian Situations Vacant 307 7900
Beckley Coachlines Programme
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Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon
SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting for cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator 307 6347 or 0800TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ.
24 YEAR OLD male looking for dairy farm work. Some dairying experience, keen to learn. Partner and child CV available. Ph Chris: 022 393 3708.
NOTICE OF DAY OF REFERENDUM
Voting documents must be returned not later than 12 noon on Thursday 14 August 2014 to the Electoral Officer, Ashburton District Council.
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Voting documents can be returned by mail or hand delivered to the Ashburton District Council Offices, corner Baring Square West and Havelock Street, Ashburton.
WINCHMORE WATER SUPPLY CLOSURE REFERENDUM Under sections 9 and 65 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, I give notice that on Thursday 14 August 2014, the Winchmore Water Supply Closure Referendum will be held under the First Past the Post electoral system by postal vote. Voting documents will be posted to eligible voters (approximately 40) from Wednesday 23 July 2014.
Special voting in terms of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 may be exercised at the above-mentioned Council Office, or by telephoning the Electoral Office on 0800 922 822. Under section 30 of the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 a person may apply to enrol as either a residential or ratepayer elector right up to and including Wednesday 13 August - the day before the close of voting.
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25 YEAR OLD seeks building work. Just moved back from Australia. Would love to finish apprenticeship. 5 years in the trade. Has own tools, prefers small team. Call Logan 027 331 0985.
Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Public notice of application for on-licence, off-licence, or club licence (or application for variation of conditions of onlicence, off-licence, or club PERSONAL licence) Lushingtons Cafe Limited, 5 Archibald Street, FIND LOVE NOW Ashburton has made Say goodbye to lonely nights application to the District Licensing Committee at and internet dating disasters. Ashburton for the renewal (or Say hello to love and issue or variation of happiness with that special conditions) of an on licence in respect of the premises person in your life. situated at 5 Archibald Street, Ashburton known as Ph 0800 856 640 til 7pm Lushingtons Cafe. Someone for everyone The general nature of the business conducted (or to be Matchmaker since 1989. conducted) under the licence www.lovesuccess.co.nz is: Cafe. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is For all subscriber (or is intended to be) sold the licence are: enquiries, missed under Monday to Sunday 8am 11pm. delivery, new The application may be subscriptions, inspected during ordinary hours at the office of temporary stops, office the Ashburton District call our subscriber Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, hotline Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the 0800 274 287 application may, not later 0800 ASHBURTON than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary, Ashburton District Licensing Committee, PO Box 94, Ashburton District Council No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. The first 211 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton publication was made on (03) 307 6130 Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
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MEETINGS, EVENTS CHERTSEY HALL COMMITTEE Annual Meeting to be held at the Chertsey Hall Monday, July 7 at 7.30 pm Everyone welcome Sec: 302 2766.
BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 348 9439.
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TUITION available in all Primary School subjects years 3-8. high School English, Geography and History to NCEA. ESL enquiries also welcome. Please contact: 021 0238 GRAZING GRAZIERS required to 9709. accommodate increased demand for dairy heifer FOR SALE grazing and winter cow FIREWOOD JUNE SPECIAL. grazing, immediate, or May 1, 3 cord (10.8m3) screened 2014. For all grazing slabwood $240 delivered in requirements. Contact Phone: town C.O.D. - Adams Matt cellphone no: 027 608 Sawmilling 308-3595 3226. EFTPOS/Credit Card facilities available at mill yard prior to GRAZING wanted for lambs, delivery numbers to suit. Please phone Mitch 027 313 1320. GREAT EXCITEMENT at The HIGH quality supervised China Shop! Saturday June grazing available for Rising 1 28 from 12.00pm - 3.00pm Heifers, now, or at May 1, acclaimed Moorcroft Designer 2014. For all grazing Vicky Lovett from the UK will requirements. Contact: Matt be instore signed her new cellphone no: 027 608 3226. collection Visions of New Zealand. Ring 308 2757 to book your spot. FOR SALE CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772.
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The Ashburton District Council seeks tenders for the construction of a Fire Shed at Alford Forest, 4941 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road, being part of Alford Forest Reserve, Ashburton.
The Ashburton District Council seeks tenders for the demolition of the old Changing Sheds at 158 Middle Road, Ashburton.
– Building Demolition, Old Argyle Park Changing Sheds
– Building Construction, Alford Forest Fire Shed
The work involves the construction of a single storey timber framed building with steel cladding, comprising two vehicle bays, a meeting room and ablutions. The area is approximately 181sqm. Council will obtain all necessary consents for the construction prior to commencement. Conditions of tender, contract for service, working drawings and specifications can be obtained from the Receptionist, Ground Floor, Council Administration Building, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton or by phoning Council’s Property Department on either (03) 307 7840 or (03) 307 7863. Tenders are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Alford Forest Fire Shed” and are to be either posted or placed in the Council tender box at the administration building before the closing time of 4:00pm Tuesday 1 July 2014. Tenders for the property close with the Chief Executive Officer, Ashburton District Council.
Conditions of tender and contract for service, can be obtained from the Receptionist, Ground Floor, Council Administration Building, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton or by phoning Council’s Property Department on (03) 307 7840 or (03) 307 7863. Tenders are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Argyle Park Changing Sheds” and are to be either posted or placed in the Council tender box at the administration building before the closing time of 4.00pm Thursday, 26 June 2014. Tenders for the property close with the Chief Executive Officer, Ashburton District Council. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Officer for enquires, Rees Hunt, Property Advisor
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Officer for enquires, Rees Hunt, Property Advisor www.ashburtondc.govt.nz
Guardian Situations Vacant
The work involves the demolition of a single storey building with iron roof, comprising changing rooms and a meeting room. The area is approximately 130sqm. The demolition has received Building Consent.
23 JUNE 2014
HAVE YOUR SAY - LAST WEEK Ashburton District Council’s draft Local Approved Products Policy (LAPP) is now available for community consultation. The LAPP specifies where in the district retailers of approved psychoactive products (more commonly known as “legal highs”) may be located. Although the Government has recently revoked all approvals for psychoactive products and licences to sell them, it is likely that some of these products will return to the market in 2015. Council needs to be prepared for when this happens, so has continued with development of its LAPP. Council wants to hear what you think of the proposed policy. To learn more about the policy visit www.ashburtondc.govt.nz Submissions will be received until 5.00pm, Monday 30 June 2014.
DOG REGISTR ATION
Up & Coming
Dog registration fees for the 2014/15 year are as follows:
Biodiversity Grant Applications
Funding applications are invited from groups and organisations for financial assistance from the Ashburton District Council’s Biodiversity Grants scheme.
Council Meeting Thursday 26 June 2014, 1.30pm
Penalty for late registration - Urban
Penalty for late registration - Rural
Desexed Urban Dogs or Selected Owner
Licence to keep 3 or more dogs - Urban
Renewal of licence to keep 3 or more dogs - Urban $21.00 Dog registration starts 1 July 2014. Late fees will apply from 1 August 2014. Save time, re-register your dog online this year. Learn more at www.ashburtondc.govt.nz
WEBSITE Find out what’s happening at your local council on the Ashburton District Council website. It’s easy to use and has all the information you need about the services that the Council offers you. Visit www.ashburtondc.govt.nz
WINTER DRIVING Driving on our roads during winter requires extra care. Visibility and stopping distances can be compromised by frost on windscreens, evening fog and ice on roads. Roads sheltered from the sun can be slippery even on sunny days, with low winter suns also making sunstrike more likely. During the winter months for the past 5 years, there were 257 crashes resulting in 4 fatalities, 16 serious injuries and 61 minor injuries. Drivers are urged to allow more time for travel, keep their windscreens clear, check that tyres have sufficient tread and brakes and lights are working. Drive to the winter conditions and arrive alive.
Council provides for annual grants to protect and/or enhance indigenous biodiversity in the Ashburton District. The maximum individual grant available is $5,000 and can be no more than 50% of the total project cost. The applicants share of the project’s cost can be in kind, or financial. Application forms and full criteria are available from the Council website and from the Council offices. For further enquiries please contact the Council on 307 7700 or email email@example.com. Applications close 5.00pm Monday 14 July 2014.
Methven Community Board Monday 30 June 2014, 1.30pm Environmental Services Committee Meeting Thursday 3 July 2014, 1.30pm Service Delivery Committee Meeting Thursday 3 July 2014, to follow Environmental Services meeting Review of Transportation & Parking Bylaw Hearings Monday 14 July 2014
Watch Out For
Tomorrow, 26 June 2014, an application for resource consent at 8a Manse Street, Ashburton, will be notified in this paper, the Ashburton Courier and on the Council website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz Copies of the application and submission form will be available on the website, at the Council, the Ashburton Library, Rakaia Mobil and Methven i-SITE.
Road Closure Location: Winderemere Road from Hendersons Road to State Highway 1 Hinds Highway. Reason: To carry out repairs to the main trunk railway crossing. Date: 22 June & 30 June 2014. From 6.00am until 6.00pm.
KEEPING THINGS HUMMING
Council provides a 24 hour call centre service 307 7700.
Senior Communication Advisor
You can also request service through our website. Click the green “Request It” tab on our front page. Urgent requests for service are given a priority response. Non-essential requests are normally responded to on the next working day. We are working to keep our district humming.
Tenders Building Demolition Old Argyle Park Changing Sheds Building Construction Alford Forest Fire Shed For more information, visit www.ashburtondc.govt.nz
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ACROSS 1. Follow movement pattern I’m backing with great potential (7) 5. Some metal, fifty per cent gold, in crumpled tin (5) 8. Declaim bombastically about Bible priest, depending (7) 9. Thesis short couple are about to copy (5) 10. Sink down to see it at entry in final resting-place (9) 12. What is cast to go on no longer? (3) 13. Time for a verb to be stretched tight (5) 17. Upland in the moors overturned? What rubbish! (3) 19. More than swing from the left: definite change of direction (5,4) 21. Sit around in Virginia and one will get a view (5) 22. Have a tendency to be a bit steep, perhaps (7) 24. Stops the flow of flower-bearers (5) 25. Was in tears as one said Hallo (7)
DOWN 1. Without a 6th, 1 Across could seem to be there when it’s not (6) 2. One of the Giants hit goal anyhow (7) 3. Two indefinite articles, a lot of table talk (3) 4. Something on top – wide, too (5) 5. Piece of equipment to give effect to (9) 6. Looked open-mouthed at space between: need only half (5) 7. The aim Jolly Jack will acquire (6)
11. Differences in pitch, or times when music isn’t played? (9) 14. He’s going the rounds in a pleasurable sort of way (7) 15. Quietly wanders, and shows it to be so (6) 16. When at home, incline to be mean (6) 18. One’s faculty of discernment may not be enough for a bite (5) 20. What it’s like racing, in the course of departure (5) 23. Letter heard to be a starting signal: are next? (3)
CRYPTIC Across 1. Homes 4. Abandon 8. Demur 9. Backlog 10. Oil 11. Cormorant 12. Loss 13. Lava 18. Celebrate 20. Sic 21. Ringers 22. Gloom 23. Cheated 24. Sedan Down 1. Hydro-electric 2. Mumbles 3. Strict 4. Auburn 5. Anchor 6. Delta 7. Night-watchman 14. Abscond 15. Abject 16. Passed 17. Merges 19. Lunge QUICK Across 1. Data 8. Extinguish 9. Gauntlet 10. Heir 12. Voiced 14. Streak 15. Dilute 17. Scaled 18. Stet 19. Construe 21. Kidnappers 22. Knew Down 2. Antagonist 3. Aeon 4. Stolid 5. Unites 6. Euphoria 7. Char 11. Inadequate 13. Courting 16. Escape 17. Sunder 18. Saki 20. Task
QUICK ACROSS 6. Ruddy (6) 7. Dais (6) 10. For ever (7) 11. Resources (5) 12. Rupture (4) 13. Undue speed (5) 16. Strange (5) 17. Pleads (4) 20. Welcome (5) 21. Smash (7) 22. Bicycle for two (6) 23. Comment (6)
DOWN 1. Belated consideration (12) 2. Anticipated (7) 3. Foolish person (5) 4. Shorten (7) 5. Giant (5) 8. Brilliant move (12) 9. Uncomfortable (3,2,4) 14. Someone who gives up (7) 15. Unbiased (7) 18. Inclines (5) 19. Destined (5)
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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) The support is here to give your heart a voice, wear your heart on your sleeve and to give the past and unsaid words a voice. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Having not only the Moon in your income sector but Mercury in retrograde motion, gives you a tremendous amount of resources to work with. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) You have a chance today to look to the future and the past, getting a better sense of where you’ve been and where you’re going. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) As Venus spends her first full day in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart this takes your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) With the future looking bright, as you review the year that’s been there’s a need to be more vigilant about leaving old baggage in the past where it belongs. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) There is an old, familiar and unwelcome force in play today that in reality is a chance to deal with and resolve things once and for all. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) In an adventurous part of your chart, Venus has the kind of support to make it possible to keep the spirit of adventure alive and find the right balance. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) During her first full day in your financial sector Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction has a dream team to work with. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) With Mercury having retrograded back into your relationship sector last week, he’s here to support Venus to give the past and unsaid words a voice. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Just as Venus is spending her first full day in your work sector some familiar work/life balance issues are likely to come to a head. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Venus is giving matters of the heart a massive push, but her main objective is to help you find a balance between work and play. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 21) With your heart engaged and the job of taking home and family matters more seriously now on in earnest, put things in perspective.
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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS
Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:
GRANT, Nola Elizabeth – On June 23, 2014, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 90 Years. Dearly loved wife of email@example.com to ensure publication. Donald - together again after 23 years. Adored mum of the During office hours notices late John and the late may also be sent to: Lorraine (Methven), Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org and Liz, Robert and Deirdre, Any queries and David Elizabeth please contact McCormick. Most precious 0800 mama of Jane, William and ASHBURTON Bethany, Graham, Sarah and (0800-274-287). Ellie, Lawrence and Chauntel; Jamie, Ashleigh and Bridget; Cameron and Victoria. She was a wonderful mum, who devoted all of her life to caring for others, selfless to the end. Our extreme gratitude to Dr Graham Ritchie and the caring Staff at Canterbury owned, AAU and Ward One locally operated Hospital. A Ashburton Funeral Service to celebrate Patersons her life will be held at St. Funeral Services Andrews Presbyterian Church, Havelock Street, and Ashburton Ashburton, at 11am on FRIDAY, June 27, 2014, Crematorium Ltd followed by interment at the Office and Chapel Ashburton Lawn Cemetery. Corner East & Cox Academy Funeral Services Streets, Ashburton FDANZ Ph. 03-343 0919.
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SATURDAY: Mainly fine. Northeasterlies developing.
FRIDAY: Brief rain, then fine. Light winds.
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TODAY: Some light rain midday, then fine. Strong northeast easing.
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LILLEY, John Alfred Allen – On June 23, 2014. Dearly loved brother in law of Robin and Lois Marshall. Loved uncle and great uncle of Kevin and Kristy, Jayden, and Brandon Marshall. Tania and Bryan, and Chloe Hill. “Will be sadly missed”
McCLOY, Lawrie GRANT, Nola Elizabeth – "God saw you getting tired Eldest daughter of John and a cure was not to be. Thomson and Elsie MacKay. So he put his arms around (late of Fairton). Treasured you and whispered sister of the late William (Boy) MID CANTERBURY FUNERAL SERVICES "come to me" Denise MacKay and with tearful eyes (Matamata), Jean and Ian we watched you Galbraith’s provide choice! Drummond (Ashburton), Rita Galbraith’s We have a team of highly respected, professional funeral directors and and saw you pass away. and Trevor Yardley celebrants. We oﬀer you complete funeral care including pre-arrangement, Although we loved provide choice! (Christchurch), and the late and your choice of venue, funeral celebrants and catering. you dearly, We believe that every life is unique and every person’s funeral needs to Marjorie MacKay. Loved and reﬂect their individualityCall - ask us howus we can be of assistance to you and on We could not make you stay. respected Auntie Nola of all your family. A golden heart her nieces and nephews. Call us on 308 3980 308 3980 stopped beating, or call in and visit our new premises at Fond memories. or246 callHavelock in andStreet visit hardworking hands at rest. "An angel whispered take my God broke our hearts to hand and come with me" our new premises at prove to us Eion McKinnon Rob Cope-Williams He only takes the BEST" 246 Havelock In memory of my darling Dad Street who died 15 years ago today, LILLEY, John Alfred Allen – how I wish things could've On June 23, 2014 at been different. Loved and Christchurch Hospital. Guardian Classifieds Oﬃcial Opening 18 Feb - 9am til 4pm remembered always, Kylie, Peacefully after a short, Leighton, Willa and Fletcher courageous battle. Dearly 307 7900 xxxoo loved husband and friend of Judith. Treasured father and father in law of Anitia and Sheldon Copland (Christchurch) and Darron and Clare Lilley (London). Much loved Poppa of Ella, • Professional and and Laura Copland. discreet funeral ﬁlming • Photo slideshow Messages to the family of the • Video memorial tribute • Video relay links late John Lilley, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service of Ph 307 7109 - Cell 027 275 3441 - firstname.lastname@example.org celebration for John will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, Cnr Cass and Cameron Streets, Ashburton on FRIDAY June 27, Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers. commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton. Madison Usmar Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Happy 1st Birthday Celebrant
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Few spots of rain, clearing in the afternoon and becoming mainly fine. Northeasterlies, gale in exposed places, easing by evening.
TOMORROW Fine, with high cloud at times. Winds mainly light.
FZL: Lowering to 2000m
FZL: About 1800m
SATURDAY Mainly fine. Northeasterlies developing.
Brief rain, then mainly fine. Winds mainly light, but northwesterlies for a time.
Rain or showers about the divide, and a few showers further east, easing later and clearing in the east. Snow lowering to 1100m. NW turning SW, easing at low levels, but rising to gale about the tops.
SUNDAY Thickening high cloud. Northeasterlies freshening.
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Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014
An active front over the northeast of the North Island moves off to the east tomorrow, leaving a disturbed westerly flow over New Zealand. A ridge moves eastwards across the country during Saturday and Sunday morning, followed by strengthening northerlies.
Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 14.3 14.3 Max to 4pm -3.0 Minimum -7.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.2 16hr to 4pm June to date 51.6 Avg Jun to date 48 2014 to date 468.8 330 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 19 At 4pm Strongest gust N 28 Time of gust 3:53pm
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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Cowboy Builders 3 Melinda Messenger and Dominic Littlewood help a couple who have been under pressure since a cowboy builder wrecked the extension to their house. 0 11am House Gift Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Declan is satisfied; Megan is worried. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 House Guest 3 2pm Come Dine With Me PGR 3 0 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Football – Fifa World Cup (Highlights) Day 13 of group play in Brazil. 0 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Highway Cops PGR A driver tries to flee after driving into a tree; there are cows on the loose near Marton; a driver drives on the footpath. 0 8pm Fair Go 0 8:30 One Born Every Minute 0 9:30 Nashville AO 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Purdon goes five from five
BY SUE NEWMAN
A solid line possible stars of tomorrow were out on the track at Ashburton Raceway yesterday to run against the clock. If there were any awards on the day, they had to go to Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen’s All Stars Stable. The pair lined up a team of nine youngsters, with Purdon in the sulky for four of those.
He made it four from four, and also picked up another winning trials drive in the cart for Craig and Aimee Edmonds behind Fiery Mountain Girl in a qualifying trot. Slickest time of the day went to Purdon and the Bettor’s DelightScuse Me two-year-old Have Faith in Me. The colt ran the mile in 2.00.3, 800m, 58.5secs, 400m, 27.2 secs. Purdon also clocked best sectionals of the day with Big Lucy in a two-
year-old mobile pace. The Badlands Hanover-Halcyon Franco filly ran the mile in 2.02.4, and flew the final 400m in 26.9secs. Paul Kerr proved he might have a promising youngster in his stable with Princess Arts (Art Major-Natal Franco), which ran the mile in 2.01.7, coming home just a neck and .01 of a second head of the Cran Dalgetytrained Rowan Sapphire (Santanna Blue Chip-Rowan Empress).
Dalgety trucked five youngsters to trials, but had to contend himself with second placings. All five runners beat the clock, however and earned themselves their race day ticket. They were among 22 horses to qualify yesterday. There was a wealth of heavy firepower on the track, with a number of trainers from larger stables taking the opportunity to give some of their youngsters a run.
Logging his ﬁfth trials win from ﬁve drives, Mark Purdon brings Big Lucy home to win race seven, two-year-old mobile pace at Mid Canterbury’s trainers and owners trials yesterday by a length and a half from the Cran Dalgety trained Storm Maguire. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 230614-TM-011
Criticism got to McCaw, says Hansen BY PATRICK MCKENDRY Steve Hansen says he was compelled to talk to Richie McCaw about the unprecedented criticism the All Blacks captain received in some quarters after the first two tests against England before he played in the third with a broken rib. All Blacks coach Hansen believes the criticism affected McCaw, who went into the series with limited preparation due to his broken thumb. The full extent of McCaw’s
rib injury was revealed in an Xray and announced by Hansen on Radio Sport yesterday. The 33-year-old is believed to have suffered the injury in either of the Auckland or Dunedin test victories, but the soreness was put down to bruising. An increase in pain levels following the 36-13 win at Waikato Stadium led to the scan and a diagnosis which will keep McCaw out of the Crusaders’ final round-robin matches of the season against the Hurricanes, Blues and Highlanders.
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While the announcement of McCaw’s injury came as a surprise, so too was Hansen’s revelation concerning how the 127test veteran had reacted to the criticism by public and media. Hansen said talk of McCaw missing too many tackles - his miss on Marland Yarde allowed the England wing to score in Dunedin - and being over the hill needed to be addressed. “I only discuss it with him because it’s the first time in his career that he’s been criticised so it’s something new for him
to deal with, and it’s one of the tough things for players to have to deal with,” Hansen said. “Being the competitor he is, he’s certainly [going to attempt] to prove everybody wrong so you’ve just got to make sure that he doesn’t go out and try too hard. “I think too he’s a little bit like Cory [Jane] where he was trying too hard and wanted to prove to everybody that he’s still a great player and that’s the first time he’s had to deal with that. “I think a lot of the challenges
are that they are worried that he won’t be there for the World Cup and we don’t have another Richie McCaw.” Had McCaw’s broken rib been diagnosed a week earlier, the All Blacks’ selectors would have had some big decisions to make in Hamilton. Sam Cane, McCaw’s backup, faces another three to five weeks on the sidelines for the Chiefs due to his knee problem and Matt Todd has only just returned to the Crusaders from a calf injury. - APNZ
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