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Those taking part in the Skids for Skinny memorial event take part in a moments silence in memory of Paul Skinner who passed away earlier this year. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 231119-RH-010

Skids for Skinny a success By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

A memorial mountain bike ride and plaque unveiling was held on Saturday to commemorate the life and celebrate the contributions of a well known Mid Canterbury mountain biking identity who passed away suddenly in September. Skids for Skinny was held in memory of Paul Skinner, who passed away suddenly in September, aged 47. Skinner was a well known figure in local

mountain biking circles and ran Skinners Bikes Mowers & Saws in Netherby. Organiser Brad O’Brien said between 80 and 100 people took part in the bike ride, with a few extra meeting the riders at the skills park for the unveiling of the memorial bench. “It went really well and it was nice to see everyone come along and support the event,” he said. The memorial ride started at the Mania-o-Roto Scout Park and went along the

the Ashburton River trail to the skills park before the riders had a play in the park ahead of the unveiling of the memorial. Alongside the bench that was installed in the park, Paul’s wife, son, sister and nephew planted a tree donated by the club in his memory next to the bench. O’Brien said it was fitting that the memorial was in the skills park as Skinner had played a big role in the Mid Canterbury Mountain Bike Club and the development of the skills park over the past few years.

“I think everybody was so glad that they could do it for Paul and show our support for his family and our appreciation for what he has done for all of us and it shows how much he has done for the community,” he said.


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Monday, November 25, 2019



Grim mental health stats

ACADS’ no alcohol signs a hit

By Sue Newman

Rural suicide statistics paint a grim picture of the state of farmers’ mental health, but it is the numbers behind the numbers that are even more alarming, says National spokesperson on mental health, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey. He was in Ashburton on Friday talking to members of the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust about the need for increased support for the rural sector when it came to mental health, particularly around suicide prevention. Ministry of Health suicide figures for the period from 2003 to 2015 showed that the urban rate had decreased by 7 per cent per 100,000 people while rural numbers had risen 17 per cent, Doocey said. Every number represented a person who had chosen to take their own life but when the number who had attempted 20,000, planned, 50,000 or thought about suicide, 120,000 were added the numbers were staggering, he said. “It shows that those who do take their lives are the tip of the iceberg. From the top, from government down, this needs to be a focus. Rural mental health needs to be a priority and solutions need to be rural community focused.” Rural communities were under huge pressure from all quarters at the moment and that meant mental health issues were at what was probably an all time high, but decisions on what was needed in the rural sector and how services should be delivered could not be made in cities, Doocey said. “Mental health is the inability to deal with the stress in your life and farmers are saying they feel that they don’t have any power or control. “We need the rural community to come up with solutions to the problems and we need

Tania Scott By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon (left) and Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey talking rural mental health. PHOTO JAIME PITT-MCKAY 221119-JM-0020 to give them the means to deal with these.” While debt might be a normal part of farming, farmers were now having to deal with environmental issues, freshwater regulations, emissions trading, increasingly tight monitoring by banks and more. They were at the coal face having to comply with a raft of new regulations and rules, he said. “It’s understandable they’ll feel under siege.” Organisations such as the rural support trust were saying they had to fight to get the resources they needed and it was National’s belief that those resources should be provided and the rural communities trusted to

know how and where these should be used, Doocey said. “There are striking similarities in this with mental health in post earthquake in Christchurch. There’s an overall feeling that if another disaster hits there is no resilience left.” National was about to release its health policy that included a key mental health component. It was important it received feedback on this from affected communities about what was needed and what would work, he said. Dealing with mental health issues was sufficiently important that it should be done with a bi-partisan rather than political approach, Doocey said.

Skids for Skinny deemed a success From P1 Organisers of the event have also been raising funds as they felt it was important, in particular, that his son Jacob could continue with the sport he and his dad had been passionate about – motorcycle racing. A Givealittle page has been set up which has received a number of donations, and donations were

also accepted at the event. Paul grew up in Kyeburn, Central Otago, attending school there and then later at Ranfurly. He left after the sixth form to take up an apprenticeship as a motorbike mechanic in Alexandra, at Davidson Honda. It was his dream job, and he was able to indulge his passion for motocross, while also spend-

ing time on weekends playing rugby for the local club. He joined the town’s Roundtable group, beginning what was to become a dedication to a wide range of community organisations and groups throughout his life. Nicknamed Skinny, he revelled in the social side of playing rugby, and it was through a friend in these circles that he met wife An-

drena at the age of 23. The couple moved to Ashburton, where Paul established a mower and chainsaw servicing business with his father David in 1997. The father and son pair had been looking for an opportunity to work together as David retired from agricultural contracting and Paul wanted to move into his own business.

Using a community pool around the Ashburton District? Do not be surprised to see a no alcohol sign courtesy of the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drugs Service (ACADS). Health promoter Tania Scott said they had so far handed out nine signs to a number of community pools who felt they needed to get the message across to some people using their facilities. “A lot of those pools operate on a key system and pool (committee) approached us asking if we had any signage they could put up after learning that people had accessed the pool and had been drinking and swimming, which is obviously not a good mix,” she said. Scott said the signs were the same design as the worldwide standard, and through extra funding they have a stencil that can be used to spraypaint the message on to walls. Last summer seven community pools collected signs from ACADS, while two others have already collected signs. While they have been a big hit with community pools, Scott said the signs can be used in any location that members of the public can access, or in locations where people may not want people carrying alcohol in to certain areas.

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Committed to access-friendly CBD By Sue Newman

There will be a strong commitment to making Ashburton’s redeveloped town centre accessible to everyone, regardless of their mode of transport, says mayor Neil Brown. While the Ministry of Social Development has formulated an accessibility charter it hopes all local authorities will sign, Brown believes accessibility issues should be uppermost in all communities’ minds. “We’re already doing this without a charter and I believe that if you are going to sign something there has to be something concrete to achieve,” he said. In developing new facilities such as the EA Networks Centre, accessibility was high on the list of considerations and the pool area in particular was now a place that people of all physical abilities could access, Brown said. This accessibility focus continues through into plans for the redeveloped Ashburton’s town centre, where there has been an emphasis on creating an environment where people in wheelchairs, using mobility scooters, pushing strollers or on bikes could gain access as easily as pedestrians and motorists, he said. Selwyn District Council recently became the first local authority to sign the ministry’s accessibility charter and if Ashburton was to go down the same path, it would be something he would discuss with councillors to gauge support, Brown said. “But my belief is you don’t need to sign a charter, this is something you should be thinking about all the time. I believe we’re

doing it now without having a charter.” The ministry is approaching local authority chief executives this month to find out how well their policies and practices were meeting the needs of people with physical disabilities. The survey is designed to gain an understanding of how well local authority policies and practices are working for people with disabilities. Changes to Ashburton streets cannot come quickly enough for Shanan Bailey. She’s wheelchair bound and says that the town is currently far from access friendly. She drives, often parks up in town and says she’s usually faced with a choice – wheel along to road to access the pavement, or risk tipping her chair over trying to get it on to the kerb. As well as access from town centre disability parks being difficult, there are not enough of the dedicated parking spaces, she said. And it’s not just wheelchairs that Bailey is concerned about. The growing number of people using mobility scooters and zimmer frames also found it difficult to negotiate Ashburton streets, because many footpaths were uneven or had quite significant sloped surfaces, Bailey said. She’s urging the council to ensure accessibility is given top priority when the town centre is redeveloped. As part of that project Ashburton had a great opportunity to become known as an accessible town, she said. “We want there to be much easier access all around the CBD. We want it to be a place that’s access friendly for everyone,” she said.

Mayor Neil Brown has committed to an access friendly town which will please Shanan Bailey who’s had difficulties getting around the CBD. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN


28th community alcohol action project ready to roll By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Plans are rolling for the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service’s (ACADS) 28th Community Alcohol Action Project. The project targets drink driving and the harm it causes within the Ashburton District. The project is funded by NZTA through the Ashburton District Council. The project will run from December into February and March,

and is targeted at that period as opposed to just the festive season due to the high number of alcohol related crashes that occur over the rural harvest period, said ACADS health promoter Tania Scott. The project will be launched on December 6 at the Ashburton District Council’s Buskers’ Night with an information stall along with a performance from a parody band taking inspiration from the Blues Brothers.

Following that Scott intends to run a number of targeted events with different group using tools such as various strengths of beer goggles. The main targets of those events will include those who are using rural roads which is where most accidents occur over the harvest period. While many national campaigns target the festive period, Scott said they found it more effective to run the campaign into

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February and March. Scott has been planning the campaign for a number of months and conducted an informal survey at the Ashburton A&P Show to get a perspective on how many people in the district have been affected by alcohol-related crashes. More than 90 per cent of people Scott spoke to had been affected by an alcohol-related crash, and more than 50 per cent of those had either been involved them-

selves or had a close family member involved in an alcohol-related crash. Scott said she has consulted with a number of groups on how the campaign should be run this year, with ideas starting to run thin with the project entering its 28th year. Posters for the event have been brainstormed by employees from ANZCO with several different ideas on how to discourage drink driving proposed.


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Petition now with council By Sue Newman

When the Ashburton District Council threatened the freedom of their dogs to roam free in the North East Business park’s green spaces, dog owners were quick to react. Rather than obey the signs hammered up at the council-owned park that made it clear dogs could only be exercised in the area while on a leash, they took action of their own. Two of those dog owners, Sally Kenny and Heather Cullimore, spearheaded that action, starting a petition that has now attracted 139 signatures. Petition forms were hung at entrances to the park’s walking tracks at the end of October and those forms have now been presented to Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown. Kenny and Cullimore are both regular users of the park and said that are often up to 30 dog owners and their pets using the area, with dogs enjoying running free across its wide open paddocks, swales and roughly grassed areas. They described the area as dog heaven and say it’s the perfect place for dogs to exercise – off leash. It’s also used by people on mobility scooters as a dog exercise area because it has easy access and wide, paved paths, Cullimore said. Kenny said she started the petition because she was angry that the council could simply take away a freedom that so many people enjoyed. Cullimore said they were delighted by the level of support dog owners had given the petition. This showed how important it was for people using the area to be able to let their dogs run free, she said. Brown will now take the petition to the next council meeting. The requirement to have dogs on a leash in the business estate has been part of the council’s dog control bylaws since they were last reviewed, but signs were only erected at the estate last month.

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake in the Bay of Plenty has been reported felt by thousands of people in the North Island. The earthquake struck out to sea at 5.34am, about 50km north-west of Te Kaha, near Ōpōtiki at a depth of 115km, according to GeoNet. People reported feeling the quake all around the island, with most reporting weak or light shaking. The quake was initially reported as magnitude 5.3 but has since been revised up to a 5.9. GeoNet said that was because deeper and offshore quakes often took a bit longer to analyse all the information and get the correct magnitude.  - NZME Sally Kenny (left) with Emily and Sophie and Heather Cullimore with Alice, are determined to have the large grassed areas at Ashburton’s North East Business Park become areas where dogs can run free. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN

Lions clubs combine for big projects

The Ashburton District has seven Lions Clubs, and while they all operate independently to give back to the community, there are a number of projects they combine on. The seven clubs are the Ashburton County, Ashburton Pakeke, Hinds & Districts, Lions Club of Ashburton, Mayfield and Districts, Methven Lions and Rakaia Lions. Overall there are about 380 Lions in the Ashburton District, each carrying out their own unique club activities, projects and service ensuring the overall Mid Canterbury community is well aware of the value of Lions and the work they do. “While each club has its own style and brand, we do combine to support some key Lions Clubs International projects in the Ashburton District,” Lions Club of Ashburton member Rex Whiting said. Heads Up for Kids (HU4K) Each club has a HU4K representative and they oversee the regular collection of old New

A callout to a smoking vehicle at 11am on Saturday resulted in nothing more than a drive through the countryside for members of the Hinds Voluntary Fire Force. Chief Fire Officer Dave Kingsbury said there was no fire in the vehicle, and that it had just overheated, resulting in smoke coming from under the bonnet. Members of the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade were called to false alarm at New World on Saturday afternoon and the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade were also called to false alarm in the early hours of Sunday morning. On Sunday Ashburton firefighters were called to reports of a man becoming stuck in a baby swing at the Ashburton Domain, and were only required at the scene for less than 10 minutes to deal with the situation.

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Zealand currency and foreign currency through the use of the distinctive HU4K Collection tins. For holidaymakers travelling overseas and returning with coins and low value notes, collectively, the donated foreign currency adds great value to the HU4K collection. Locally the ANZ, BNZ, Westpac banks, Ashburton District Council reception, and businesses such as Sims Bakery, Netherby Pharmacy, Subway, World Travellers and the Lions themselves are good collection points. The Resene Paint Shop in Ashburton is the joint collection point and Fast Post provides the courier service to Wellington. Out in the rural areas of Mid Canterbury, collection cans are available at The Udder Dairy in Mayfield, Methven Hammer Hardware, BNZ and the local supermarket. In Rakaia the Four Square and Rakaia Mobil collect currency as does the local garage in Hinds. The national collection centre is in Wellington and the collective fund is available to support children for a number of good causes.

Kan tabs for kidney kids Whiting said this is a relatively low-key national project and many of the clubs, though individual Lions do collect aluminium products for it. Aluminium can tabs, flattened aluminium cans, wine bottle tops and other small items in aluminium purchased as part of the house-keeping can be collected provided they are washed and cleaned. “Perhaps some of our hospitality businesses and individual households might consider recycling their wine bottle tops and passing them on to a Lions Club member,” Whiting said. Metalcorp Ltd in Tinwald is used locally to recycle what is collected and the money goes straight into the District 202J Lions Kan Tab account. Eyeglass/spectacle collection project The eyeglass/spectacle collection project is part of the Lions Clubs International Sight First Campaign. This has been an ongoing campaign throughout New Zealand for many years and all of Lions

Clubs in the Ashburton District actively support this collection. Ashburton Pakeke Lions has been the co-ordinating club, with one member being the key contact who visits drop off points before arranging delivery of spectacles to Christchurch where they become part of the national distribution process. All recycled eye glasses, cases and lenses are checked, repaired and used to help those in need in New Zealand and in neighbouring Pacific Island communities. In Ashburton most pharmacies and eye specialists make the Lions their first contact with damaged or old glasses. Searle’s Pharmacy Allenton and Life Pharmacy on East Street are two prominent collection points. Ashburton Eye Care on the corner of Walnut Avenue and West Street and Truscott, Hamilton & Thompson on Havelock Street also collect and save old spectacles for this project. “A big thank you to other businesses and individuals who pass on old spectacles to our Lions members to support this worthy campaign,” Whiting said.

$18m Lotto win A Four Square store on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula sold Saturday night’s winning Powerball ticket worth $18,200,000. The store owner said it was the first time the Four Square at Gulf Harbour had sold a winning first division ticket in the three years he had owned the business. “People have been coming in and talking about,” said the owner. The ticket was one of five to share first division’s million dollars, but it also had the lucky Powerball number 5 for the $18 million jackpot. - NZME

Name released Police have released the name of the man who died in a light plane crash at Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury on Thursday. He was 23-year-old Ramprakash Srikumar, of Christchurch. RNZ reported on Thursday that the crash involved a Cessna 172 plane from the Canterbury Aero Club, with a solo pilot on board. After picking up an emergency locator transmission, Maritime New Zealand’s Rescue Co-ordination Centre dispatched the Christchurch rescue helicopter and ground searchers found the crash site about an hour later. The pilot was dead at the scene. - NZME

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1910 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 16, 17, 20, 22, 28, 29. Bonus number: 6. Powerball winning number: 5. Strike: 16, 17, 20, 22.

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Monday, November 25, 2019



Protesters storm ship Family not told

of killer’s release

NZME About 30 environmental protesters have stormed an Austrian oil company’s support ship in Timaru to prevent it leaving port. The Bahamas-flagged OMV was preparing to leave the port of Timaru and travel north to the oil rig off the coast of Taranaki, RNZ reports. Greenpeace said OMV is about to begin drilling three oil wells there. Police said they were called to the port at about 6am. They said officers are on site to ensure safety and to uphold the law while recognising the lawful right to protest. Climate and energy campaigner Amanda Larsson said those taking part in the occupation were prepared to stay overnight. “By occupying OMV’s henchboat, we’re delaying the monster rig from drilling for new oil in the middle of a climate emergency,” she said. “OMV’s oil rig is almost 50 nautical miles off the Taranaki coast. Its remote location means it’s nearly impossible for ordinary New Zealanders to take peaceful action to confront it directly. “We’ve brought the resistance here to disrupt its chain of support. We won’t let this rig carry out its climate-destroying activities quietly, out of sight and mind.” She said representatives from other environmental groups such as Extinction Rebellion, Oil Free Otago and 350 Aotearoa are also involved.

NZME The family of a murdered man were shocked to find out his killer had been released without them being told. Andrew Grabner and Teresa Gunn were knifed to death by Jason Reihana in 2005 in one of the most brutal double murders in New Zealand’s history. Reihana was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 21 years, but was released in August – after serving 14 years – on compassionate grounds because he has terminal cancer. But authorities didn’t tell the Grabner family. “We were taken by surprise, expecting him to serve 21 years,” Jill Grabner, Andrew’s sister-in-law, told the Herald on Sunday. “Not angry, but shocked and upset.” Neither Jill, her husband and Andrew’s brother John, nor Andrew’s oldest brother Mike were on the Victim Notification Register, which is used to alert victims of serious crime of an offender’s release or parole hearing. “We didn’t know about the Victim Notification Register,” Jill said. “It wasn’t a process that was explained to us. If we’d been notified we would have felt more in control, being told what to expect so we could prepare.” The National Party wants to minimise the chances of this happening again by making the register opt-out instead of opt-in. Grabner said she found out after Reihana’s release from Tauranga-based Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner, who had thought to phone and warn her about a upcoming article in the Bay of Plenty Times. But Mike was told by a family member who had seen the article, and expressed dismay about not being told earlier. “I understand that in this case – a double murder – no victim details were on the parole board’s register. Would those doing the review not have thought that having no victims listed is strange and that they should investigate further?” The Gunn family were not on the register either; they had tried to opt-in but the application had fallen through because of an administrative error, for which police and Corrections later apologised. They found out about Reihana’s release after one of Gunn’s sons walked into a cousin’s house and found the killer there. “That’s really shocking,” Jill said. “I can’t imagine what the son must have felt doing that.” Dave Gunn, Teresa’s father, said Reihana’s early release was a “kick in the guts”. Victims have to sign up for the register, but National Party leader Simon Bridges wants them to be signed up automatically with a chance to opt-out. It is is one of the proposals in National’s law and order discussion document that Bridges, who was part of the Crown prosecuting team in the Reihana case in 2007, will release tomorrow. Bridges said that Jill had contacted him after Reihana was released. “When you hear a story like Jill’s and know there will be many similar stories, why wouldn’t you make it automatic? It’s a no-brainer.”

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NZME A man has been shot dead after taking three children hostage – and holding a machete to the throat of one of them – at a home in Tauranga. Police were called to the property in Oriana Crescent in the early hours of yesterday after the man threatened his partner with a knife. The woman managed to escape, making her way to a neighbour’s house to call for help. Three children remained in the house, along with the man. Bay of Plenty Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor said police were told about concerns for the children as soon as they arrived. “Due to those concerns, police entered the property, where they found the man

holding a large machete to the throat of one of the children. “The man retreated into a wardrobe with that child and a second child.” McGregor said police withdrew from the property immediately, and were able to facilitate the safe escape of a third child at the same time. The Police Negotiation Team and Armed Offenders Squad tried to work with the man but communication with him was limited and concerns for the children increased as the day went on. “Police entered the property shortly after 3pm, where they were confronted by the man. He was shot by police and pronounced dead at the scene.” McGregor said the two children who had been kept hostage are safe and uninjured.


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Trump fires off insults AP Speaking to his favourite morning television hosts at the weekend, President Donald Trump offered a window into his state of mind as he faces his greatest political threat yet. As his unfiltered thoughts streamed from his mind, through a telephone receiver and onto the airwaves of Fox News for 53 minutes, it became clear that the prospect of being impeached has changed nothing about Trump’s unorthodox approach to the presidency. He continued to make lofty promises of soon-to-come bombshells, peddle falsehoods, spread long-debunked conspiracy theories, attack his perceived enemies and dabble in misogynistic tropes – all while playing the role of persecuted victim, reports The Washington Post. Trump’s phone conversation with the hosts of the Fox & Friends programme also served to undercut Republicans’ strained efforts to defend him during the House impeachment inquiry. He attacked witnesses – including ones that had been requested by Republicans – saying that he hardly knew them. He continued to smear his former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, and said House Republicans hadn’t followed his example only because they told him “She’s a woman, we have to be nice.” And he briefly appeared to welcome the prospect of being impeached by the House, saying “I want a trial” in the Senate. Trump also parroted the unfounded theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was responsible for hacking Democrats’emails during

Donald Trump the 2016 campaign, a baseless claim most Republican lawmakers tried to sidestep during the hearings. “They gave the server to CrowdStrike, or whatever it’s called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian,” Trump said, indicating that his concerns about “corruption” in Ukraine were linked to a politically convenient conspiracy. “That’s a big part of this whole thing. Why

did they give it to a Ukrainian company?” Trump’s own former homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, has said he repeatedly informed the president the allegation was false. On Friday, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee took umbrage when Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill accused them of promoting a “fictional narrative” of Ukrainian election meddling promoted by the Kremlin. Trump appeared unfazed by the fact that not even his staunchest defenders have embraced his claims about CrowdStrike, a company he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate during the July 25 phone call at the heart of the impeachment proceedings. “Are you sure they did that? Are you sure they gave it to Ukraine?” Fox’s Steve Doocy asked Trump. “Well, that’s what the word is,” Trump said, offering no evidence. “That’s what I asked, actually, in my phone call, if you know. I asked it very point blank because we’re looking for corruption.” Republican lawmakers have tried to make the case that Trump withheld military aid and a White House visit from Ukraine while seeking investigations into Democrats in part because he had legitimate concerns about corruption in the country. House Democrats have dismissed that defense, saying that Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used the pretext of corruption to try to secure probes targeting former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, as well as the unfounded claims about Ukraine’s role in the 2016 election.


Woman charged after children found dead AP A 27-year-old mother has been charged with murder after her two young children were found dead in a hot car south of Brisbane at the weekend. The girls, aged just one and two, were found unresponsive at the Waterford West home in Logan shortly after 1.30pm onSaturday. Police and paramedics were called to

the horrific discovery at the Logan Reserve Road residence but were unable to revive the girls, reports. They were declared deceased and a crime scene was established as officers worked to determine the cause of the deaths. Queensland Police took the parents in for questioning and just after midnight announced that a woman had been charged with two counts of murder.

It’s understood the woman is the mother of the girls. She will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today. Queensland Police are urging members of the public who may have any information regarding the tragic matter to contact them. Multiple media outlets have reported the car was “hot” at the time of the horrific discovery.

Rebecca Wright

Wright coming home United States correspondent for 1 News, Rebecca Wright is coming home in the New Year and has landed a journalist role with Sunday. Wright has shone in the role since she moved with her husband, cameraman Cameron Williams and baby daughter Scarlett at the beginning of 2017. Wright has been involved in the most electric political times in recent memory since Donald Trump was sworn in as president. The 38-year-old has reported many natural disasters, the rise of the #MeToo movement, too many mass shootings, the war in Syria, numerous Oscar awards, and reported on the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda. - AP

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Sequel not ruled out Joker director Todd Phillips has clarified the will-they-won’t-they rumours about a sequel to the successful film. Last week The Hollywood Report said Warner Brothers was forging ahead with the follow-up to the Joaquin Phoenix-starring super-anti-hero title. But Deadline countered that with a report saying no deals were in place for Phillips or Phoenix to reprise their roles. Now Phillips has confirmed to IndieWire that no deals are in place, but that doesn’t mean a follow-up to what’s reportedly the most profitable comic book film ever won’t happen.  - NZME


Boy thrown from mall balcony back at school Imelda Staunton AP The boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota earlier this year has returned to school. The child, identified only as Landen, is walking “perfectly” after suffering from injuries that resulted from the incident in April, according to a GoFundMe page run by a family friend. Noah Hanneman, the organiser of the page, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Landen, who was five years old at the time of the incident, went home in August with a limp and uneven legs from by a broken femur and an open wound on his abdomen, according to the page. The boy spent months in intensive care to recover from two broken arms, a broken

leg, the removal of his spleen and procedures to remove fluid from his lungs and stomach, among other injuries, according to a family statement. He is now walking without a limp and able to blow kisses to his mother before heading off to school each day, an update on the GoFundMe page said. Since the GoFundMe account launched the day after Landen’s attack, it has received more than $1 million from well-wishers to cover his medical bills. On April 12, Emmanuel Aranda arrived at the Mall of America “looking for someone to kill” and then threw 5-year-old Landen off a third-floor balcony, according to authorities. Aranda pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in May and was sentenced to 19 years in prison. At his trial,

he did not make a statement on his behalf and did not appear to show remorse, according to a report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Aranda’s mother told reporters that her son was homeless before his incarceration and had suffered from mental-health problems since he was a toddler, according to the Star Tribune. In September, Aranda filed to appeal his case, without providing a reason, the newspaper reported. In her victim impact statement, Landen’s mother told Aranda that she had forgiven him because of her faith in God. “God will judge you someday, and I have peace with that,” she wrote. “I hand it off to him and you will take none of my thoughts ever again. I am done with you.”

Staunton as Queen? The third season of Netflix drama The Crown is only a week old, but the next actor to the play the Queen has been found already, according to a UK report. Imelda Staunton will take over as Queen Elizabeth for the fifth and sixth seasons of the series, the Daily Mail said. Staunton would replace Olivia Colman who plays the Queen in the current third season and the upcoming fourth season. Claire Foy played a young Elizabeth in the first two seasons. However, Netfix has denied the report. The company told Deadline: “We are currently filming season four of The Crown but have not commissioned any further seasons yet, therefore any news on casting remains speculation.”  - AP


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Participants gather for the Skids for Skinny memorial ride.


Jacob Skinner leads the Skids for Skinny riders in to the skills park on Saturday. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 231119-RH-005

Busy weekend in Mid Canty Paul Skinner’s son Jacob and wife Andrena take a seat on the memorial seat installed at the skills park in his memory following his sudden passing in September. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 231119-RH-019

There were plenty of happenings across Mid Canterbury over the weekend and Guardian photographer Robyn Hood was out capturing the action.

Thumbs up and smiles were all part of the package in yesterday’s Longbeach Coastal Challenge. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 241119-RH-037

One competitor in the Longbeach Coastal Challenge hitches a ride. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 241119-RH-015

Mountainbikers get under way in yesterday’s Longbeach Coastal Challenge.



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Top talent for Andre By Susan Sandys

Ashburton College has some incredible talent, and what better way to use it than to fundraise for a good cause. Performing for Andre on November 29 will feature performances from the college’s current and past students. Organiser and teacher Claire Bubb said the aim was to raise at least enough for one month’s treatment for Ashburton’s Andre van Rooyen, who needs the

$10,000-per-month drug Crizotinib after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Bubb is a teacher at the college, and a colleague of van Rooyen’s wife Debbie. “We are bringing together the absolute best for the last few years to provide a really good night’s entertainment,” Bubb said. And she had been overwhelmed with support. “I love how our community comes forward to support each

other, I think it’s fantastic, everybody I have asked, without exception, has said ‘yes’,” she said. “It’s just the power of that community spirit in Ashburton, which is fantastic.” The evening would be MC’ed by deputy principal Ron Creswell, who would also be singing, alongside a line-up of top vocalists including Jack Bubb, who is studying music at Ara, teacher and NASDA graduate Jack Hanrahan, NASDA graduate Libby Higson, Otago University student

Lucy Clough, well-known local singer Luke Glendining, and award-winning country music artist Ocean Waitokia. Dancers are to include Hannah Wakelin, Carl Cayanan, while there will also be bands and drama acts. As well as performances, an auction of vouchers donated by businesses will be held. Performing for Andre will be in the college auditorium at 7pm. Tickets are $20 from the college office.

The magic of the Bee Gees Showtime Australia’s Bee Gees tribute, The Bee Gees Night Fever, has launched into a national tour and will hit the Ashburton Trust Event Centre tomorrow night. The new cast of (from left) Zachary Coombs as Barry Gibb, Warren Driscoll as Robin Gibb and Andre Behnke as Maurice Gibb, will recreate the band’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience. This will be done in a full-spec, theatre-style production with live music that will immerse audiences in the exquisite trio of harmonies and iconic high-pitched falsetto that fans know and love. The Bee Gees was founded by the three Gibb brothers and became iconic in the 1970s as they had a huge number of hits and pioneered disco music. PHOTO SUPPLIED

■■ November 25 - Ashburton Society of Arts social committee 7.30pm light-hearted debate on the pros and cons of drawing the human form. ■■ November 26 – The Bee Gees Night Fever, 8pm, Ashburton Trust Event Centre. ■■ November 27 – David Rickard, Echoes from the Sound Barrier, exhibition opening at Ashburton Art Gallery 6pm. The artist will be in attendance and following formalities will present a floor talk. Exhibition opening November 28 to February 20. ■■ November 29 – Performing for Andre at Ashburton College auditorium, 7pm, tickets $20 from college office. ■■ November 29 – Festive Walk, East Street from 9pm. Take a stroll down the path from Friday, November 29 until Friday, January 3 and let the lights and art installations guide you. ■■ November 29 – Light Up the Night, Baring Square East from 6.30pm–9.30pm. The Christmas season kicks off in Ashburton with the lighting of the town’s giant Christmas tree. ■■ November 30 – Taking the Piste Comedy Night, The Blue Pub, Methven from 8pm-9.30pm. Pop Up Comedy presents the last one for 2019. MC is local comedian Bec Sandys (The Project) and all your favourite locals. ■■ Saturday 30 November 2019 8:00pm – 9:30pm ■■ December 1 – Merry Little Christmas Market, 11.20am to 4pm, gold coin donation, at Ashburton Trust Event Centre. ■■ December 6 – Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas Concert midday and 5pm at Ashburton, St Stephen’s Church. Admission $5 at the door plus a gift of food for the foodbank. Guest Tainui Koru, musical director Jocelyn Jones, accompanist Deborah Sloper. ■■ December 8 – Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas Concert 4pm at Geraldine, St Andrew’s Church. Admission $5 at the door plus a gift of food for the foodbank. Guest Tainui Koru, musical director Jocelyn Jones, accompanist Deborah Sloper.


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lot of focus has been put on New Zealand’s suppression law in the past few weeks with details of Grace Millane’s killer still protected by name suppression, while closer to home the person accused of killing Peter Hemi has been granted interim name suppression. These are often decisions that rile the general public, who feel they deserve to know who these people are and complaints are often voiced with more emotion than thought. Suppression laws may be frustrating, but they serve a very important cog in the judicial system in this country. We live in a world where everyone is presumed innocent until

proven guilty, even in the most obvious cases of guilt. Those suppression laws ensure that the process followed through the courts is as balanced as possible for all parties, so while it might be easy to sit back and be angry with that system, if you found yourself in the position of being wrongly accused of a crime, you would want to be able to defend yourself in a fair and balanced environment.

Social media and the internet have created a lot of issues in relation to suppression laws, with people easily able to post comments on things like Facebook naming someone with a suppression order. It is an issue we faced here at the Guardian with our Facebook page following the announcement from police someone had been arrested and charged with murder for the death of Peter Hemi, and required careful moderation to ensure that what was being posted remained legal. Some argued that they committed a crime, why should they be protected? That name should be suppressed to ensure the chance of a fair trial, because without fair

trials our justice system would crumble. Police were forced to put out a press release on Saturday night warning people about naming the defendant on social media. Detective Inspector Scott Beard said while they appreciate the public feeling around this case, they wanted to remind the public that it is an offence to breach a court order such as a name suppression – this includes naming someone on social media. The penalties for contempt of court are steep: a $25,000 fine or six months in prison. Naming someone with name suppression does nothing positive, it can only get yourself in to trouble, can risk the right to a fair

trial and does nothing to support the family of the deceased in the case of homicide. When someone is killed, too much focus is put on the person who did it and not the person who lost their life. Their life should be celebrated, treasured and remembered, not forever associated with the name of their killer. I am sure we will eventually know the name of Millane’s killer after suppression orders are lifted, but I am not fussed if I do or do not know it. I hope New Zealand can take lessons from what has happened to be a better place, and hopefully improve our shocking statistics in regards to violence against women.

Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. In 2016, Fidel Castro, who led his rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, died at age 90. Ten years ago: Toyota said it would replace the gas pedals on 4 million vehicles in the United States because the pedals could get stuck in the floor mats and cause sudden acceleration. Five years ago: Attorneys for

Michael Brown’s family vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, a day after a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson. (The Justice Department later declined to prosecute Wilson.) One year ago: US border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico after some of them tried to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries; US authorities

temporarily shut down the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, where thousands were waiting to apply for asylum. Today’s birthdays: Playwright Murray Schisgal is 93. Actress Kathryn Crosby is 86. Actor Christopher Riordan is 82. Singer Bob Lind is 77. Author, actor and economist Ben Stein is 75. Actor John Larroquette is 72. Actor Tracey Walter is 72. Movie director Jonathan Kaplan is 72. Author Charlaine Harris is 68. Singer Amy Grant is 59. Rock musician Eric Grossman is 55.

Rock singer Mark Lanegan is 55. Rock singer-musician Tim Armstrong is 54. Actor Steve Harris is 54. Actor Billy Burke is 53. Actress Christina Applegate is 48. Actor Jerry Ferrara is 40. Actor Joel Kinnaman is 40. Actress Valerie Azlynn is 39. Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace is 28. Thought for today: “There’s no one so intolerable or less tolerated in society than someone who’s intolerant.” — Giacomo Leopardi, Italian author and poet (1798-1837). - AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Monday, November 25, the 329th day of 2019. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On November 25, 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels. On this date: In 1903, by winning the lightheavyweight championship, Timaru boxer Bob Fitzsimmons became the first man to have won world professional boxing titles in three weight divisions. In 1915, a new version of the Ku Klux Klan, targeting blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, was founded by William Joseph Simmons. In 1947, movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the Hollywood Ten who’d been cited for contempt of Congress the day before. In 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lighted an “eternal flame” at the gravesite. In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard regained the World Boxing Council welterweight championship when Roberto Duran abruptly quit in the eighth round at the Louisiana Superdome. In 1999, Elian Gonzalez, a 5-yearold Cuban boy, was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an international custody battle. In 2001, as the war in Afghanistan entered its eighth week, CIA officer Johnny “Mike” Spann was killed during a prison uprising in Mazar-e-Sharif, becoming America’s first combat casualty of the conflict. In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland


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Flavourful Kuching, Sarawak

Dreamy sunset over the Sarawak River.


t’s easy to fast become enamoured with Kuching, sweeping you up in its warm, hospitable and clingy tropical embrace. Sarawak’s historic capital is quite simply one of Malaysia’s most charming and laidback cities, slung around the banks of the Sarawak River, with Mount Santubong brooding on the western horizon. It was my first visit to this rel-

City mosque and burial grounds.

From a Kiwi perspective, it’s still an under-the-radar destination. Sarawak’s gateway city of Kuching is a quick hop from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, loaded with heritage, culture and culinary discovery, as Mike Yardley writes. atively under-the-radar destination and the city’s historic core is where you’ll want to centre your attention. The burgeoning suburbs are

serrated with brand-spanking apartment towers and the ensuing contemporary palaver, but the buzzing heart of the city remains resolutely human in scale,

evocative and awash in heritage architecture. Before diving into the downtown delights, I joined a sunset river cruise, which serves up a superb introductory overview of the city’s skyline and landmarks, while gliding along the sluggish beige artery. You’ll see brightly painted water taxis (tambangs) doing a brisk trade and intimate perspectives of the traditional stilt houses of Malay kampungs, edging the river. On the north side of the river, statement architecture doesn’t get more ostentatious than the gleaming State Legislative Assembly, lording over the river like a bling-bling golden spaceship. Riverside colonial vestiges include the Square Tower and Fort Margherita, both built in 1879, and the sprawling Astana, formerly residence of the White Rajahs and now home to the Governor. After admiring a theatrically fiery sunset gild the cityscape, watching dragon-boats slice through the water like knives through butter and marvelling over the on-board traditional indigenous dance performances, I disembarked at the jetty on Kuching’s waterfront, lustily

festooned in fairy lights. A one-mile long pedestrian promenade snakes along the waterfront, making for serene and sensory strolls by day and night. Sarawak’s back-story is indeed fascinating, in which those White Rajahs ruled the roost in this trading port for a century. They were a dynastic monarchy of the British Brooke family, who founded and ruled the Raj of Sarawak, from 1841 to 1946. I met my effervescent local guide, Tony, who had a smile as bright as the moon. He whisked me through the compelling historic core of Kuching, a true melting point of culture and religion, where Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam happily co-exist. We popped in to the exquisite Tua Pek Kong Chinese temple, wafting in incense, marvelling at the masterly craftsmanship of this pint-sized temple. Parallel to the waterfront runs Main Bazaar Street, brimming with shops selling authentic tribal handicrafts. Merrily painted in a rainbow of faded colours, these storied Chinese shophouses pepper the old town, row upon row of them, redolent with charm and time-honoured trading verve.


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Kuching means “cat” in Malay and you’ll notice cat statues all over the town centre. Chinatown’s back streets and lanes form a honeycomb of incense-filled temples, cafes, street food stalls and miniature workshops abuzz with tinsmiths, cobblers, carpenters and tailors. The aptly-named Carpenter Street is a revelation in old-school craftsmanship, as old-timers ply their specialist trades, kerbside. Kuching means “cat” in Malay and you’ll notice cat statues all over the town centre– catnip for Instagram! There’s also the Cat Museum, devoted to all things feline. It is the world’s oldest cat museum and bulges with a staggering array of exhibitions devoted to the history and abiding love affair with pussy-cats. There are over 4000 exhibits! Passing through Merdaka Square, the Sunday morning service was just wrapping up at the gorgeous cream-hued St Thomas Cathedral. The golden-domed City Mosque is another uplifting house of worship, just a short walk from the open-air market, which was popping with colour, energy and hustle. Adding to the carnival of colour, bubbling pots and sizzling woks served up all manner of

Temple time in Kuching.

local culinary delights, which I was itching to sample. Kuching is an irresistible foodie paradise, particularly the street food, where most dishes cost less than a $NZ2-3. I absolutely adored Chinatown’s Seng Kee, a hawker-style food court. I plumped for Sarawak Laksa, which may well be the best Laksa I have ever had. The Sarawak broth is made with a mixture of sambal belacan, sour tamarind, galangal, lemongrass, coconut milk and herbs and spices. The laksa comes with egg strips, prawn, chicken slices, bean sprouts and lime garnished on top of the mee hoon. This creamy texture and mix of spicy and sour tastes packs a particular punch thanks to Sarawak’s famed peppercorns, plus it comes topped with tiny calamansi limes. Later that night, Tony led me to Top Spot on Bukit Mata Street, an immense open-air seafood court on the roof of a car park. More than 500 diners sit at communal tables, ordering from neon-lit seafood stalls displaying live crabs, prawns, razor clams, wriggling squid, grouper, pomfret and parrot fish. Dine like a local! On the north side of the

Classic Chinese shophouses.

Sarawak River, a steady stream of tambangs whisked people across to the cheerfully-coloured village of Kampung Boyan, to get their fill of Kek Lapis from the Mira Cake House. These brightly-layered cakes have now evolved into hundreds of designs, textures and tastes. They’re delicious, moist and buttery – and the ultimate in eye-candy! A sure-fire way to beat the sticky heat of day is to savour Ais Kacang, Sarawak’s shaved ice dessert. The bowl of ice is topped with a kaleidoscope of goodies, piled high with jellies, ice cream, condensed milk, fruits and colourings. Tapioca pearls pop in the mouth, chunks of fruit release their sweet juices, ice crunches and the whole thing swims around like a liquid disco. Finally, you know you’re in Malaysia when those addictive, sticky skewers of meat, sizzle from street stalls with seductive temptation. I certainly enjoyed my fill of satay on the streets of Kuching! The city’s table is a generous one, go hungry, tuck into everything and discover their delights. http://www.malaysia. travel/en/nz

Kuching up in lights.

Laksa Sarawak.

Things on sticks and delightful juices on the street.

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Rennie ‘relentless’

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New Wallaby coach Dave Rennie will be no pushover for the people who appointed the Kiwi, warns one of the men who knows him best. Australian rugby has already been torn apart by a rift between its head coach and chief executive. The departed Michael Cheika and Rugby Australia’s chief executive Raelene Castle fell out before and during the World Cup in Japan. Rennie, who won two Super Rugby titles at the Chiefs, has been appointed by Castle’s administration to turn the Wallabies around. New Zealand coaching legend Wayne Smith was Rennie’s assistant and mentor at the Chiefs, and says he is a very loyal but direct man. “He’s prepared to put himself in the gun sights of those above him to fight for what he thinks is right,” Smith told the Sun-Herald. Smith, an assistant to two of the All Blacks’ World Cup winning coaches, expects Australia to become an attack orientated side under Rennie. He described him as “relentless, unwavering, loyal.” “He’ll take no prisoners,” Smith said. “He will be relentless in his pursuit of excellence and expects all around him to be the same. “Rens expects loyalty and trust then gives it back in spades. “He is unwavering in his commitment to attack. “Players will have to lose their conservative ideas and be open to myriad possibilities of how to use the ball in a positive and logical way. “Even behind their own goal

Dave Rennie is well-known as an attack-oriented coach. line, if opportunities present themselves, you’d better take them.” Smith also believes Rennie’s Rarotongan heritage will play a significant part in his approach. “Rens will want the team to connect with their past and the community, to show gratitude, to build their grit and resilience,” Smith says. “He understands the need for

huge personal meaning as part of a winning mindset … he is a supporter of diversity and he stands up for his people and program if he thinks it’s right.” The Sun-Herald also quotes former All Black pivot Andrew Mehrtens saying: “You don’t find anyone in New Zealand who says a bad word about him. “He stays out of the limelight, he wants to get in and do his job

and do it as well as possible. “He’ll pull together a group of guys and put his passion into it and wants them to get a good experience out of it. He’ll absolutely throw everything he can into the Wallabies. “He’s coached alongside the man I’ve probably got the most respect for in rugby, Wayne Smith, and Smithy can’t speak more highly of the guy.”

Australasia low on the rugby radar By Tom Vinicombe If rumours out of France are anything to go by, then New Zealand and Australia could be in for underwhelming test schedules in 2021. French newspaper L’Équipe has reported that France will embark on a two-game tour to Japan in 2021. The last time that France and Japan clashed was in 2017, with the two sides recording a draw. The Rugby World Cup showed that the Brave Blossoms are more than capable of footing it with the tier-one teams around the world. England have already locked in a tour to the Land of the Rising Sun in 2020, giving Japan two exceptional July series over the next two years. Japan’s gain could be Australasia’s loss, however, with quality Northern Hemisphere opposition likely to be hard to come by thanks to the British and Irish Lions tour. The Lions will travel to South Africa in 2021, which will gut England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland of a number of key players. That leaves France as the only European powerhouse who will have a full contingent available. In 2017, during the previous Lions tour to

New Zealand, France travelled to South Africa for a three-match series. Australia, meanwhile, played in a quasi-tournament with Fiji, Scotland and Italy. The All Blacks and Wallabies will now be looking at similar schedules for 2021, if it does come to light that Japan are hosting France. A match between New Zealand and Italy could be on the table, with the Italians last travelling to New Zealand in 2009. The two nations were supposed to duke it out in this year’s World Cup but the game was famously called off due to Typhoon Hagibis. Otherwise, the Pacific Island sides could have the most to gain. Fiji will play the Wallabies next year and are understood to have already secured a game against the All Blacks in 2021. With few other appealing opposition on offer, NZR could look to line up matches against other Pacific Nations sides – and Rugby Australia will likely try something similar. France will almost certainly add one additional game to their July schedule, which could see them travel to one of the Antipodean nations for a final game. One way or another, the best test rugby on offer will be coming out of Africa, with the world champion Springboks hosting what promises The All Blacks may have a quiet 2021. to be an exciting Lions side.

Sonny Bill Williams is reportedly set to become the first $30 million man in rugby league and rugby union, according to a staggering breakdown of the former All Blacks star’s career earnings. The record $10 million, twoyear contract with the Toronto Wolfpack in the Super League has already made him the highest earning star in the history of the two rugby codes and it could push him towards total career earnings of $30 million, according to The Daily Telegraph. Williams has squeezed more money out of his code-hopping career than anyone else before him, completely justifying his decision to walk out on the Canterbury Bulldogs and rugby league in 2008. According to the report, Williams has earned more than $26 million in his 16-year football career, and seven-fight boxing career. Combined with a long-term $2.5 million ambassadorial sponsorship deal with adidas, Williams’ earning are set to reach $28 million by the time he sees out his deal with Toronto. A breakdown of ‘Money Bill’ Williams’ contract earnings, fight deals and an international Adidas sponsorship since 2004 when he started out at the Canterbury Bulldogs reveals an extraordinary pathway to unprecedented wealth in the football codes. The 34-year-old’s fortune reportedly doubles the career earnings of Melbourne Storm legend and future NRL immortal Cameron Smith – and he’s done it much easier. While Smith has had to play more than 500 professional rugby league games for his earnings, Williams has only played 299 career matches across his NRL and rugby carers. Williams’ new $10 million deal with Toronto in the English Super League even catapults him over the great English rugby star Jonny Wilkinson and All Black legend Dan Carter in the earnings stakes. A reported return to the boxing ring in October, 2020, to fight either Barry Hall or Paul Gallen would reportedly push Williams to the $30 million mark. Williams and Gallen were reportedly both in line for a $2 million payday before Gallen was held to a controversial majority draw when he faced AFL great Barry Hall in their Code War fight in Melbourne earlier this month. A re-match between Gallen and Hall in 2020 is expected to decide which of the two stars will earn the payday against Williams. The fight is clearly a passion project for Williams – he doesn’t need the money after his Toronto contract. Toronto has a competitive advantage of being able to sign Williams as a Super League marquee player where just $300,000 of his salary will be included in the team’s salary cap.

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Dorie’s Riley Breen has eyes firmly on the ball as he lines up a return against Southern’s Henry Ross on Saturday.



Southern wraps up first round By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Southern may have lost their perfect unbeaten streak but their defeat to Dorie in the Mid Canterbury Open Grade tennis competition was not enough to stop them finishing the first round of games at the top of the table. Only a scoreless loss and a full set of wins from Hampstead could have upset Southern’s party on Saturday, who went down by a nose to Dorie, losing five matches to four. Southern started strongly in the doubles, with Sam Bubb and

Henry Ross combining to defeat Jayden and Rhys Cromie 6-2, 6-1, while Jess Aldridge and Jim Barry defeated Isabel Brook and Tim Parsons 6-2, 6-4. Riley Breen and Tim Groves got one back for Dorie, defeating Ollie Bubb and Erin Connelly-Whyte 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-4. Once play moved to thte singles Dorie dominated, with Jayden Cromie, Riley Breen, Tim Groves and Brendon Adam all winning their matches. Only Sam Bubb and Erin Connelly-Whyte won their singles for Southern.

Hampstead also had a tough day at the office, going down seven matches to two against Fairton. Fairton’s young star Diego Quispe Kim combined with Connor Brosnahan to comfortably account for Peter Leonard and Peter Kirwan 6-1, 6-1, while Mike Kerr and Phil Crozier made it two from two for Fairton by downing Josh Jones and Matt Hopkins 6-3, 6-2. John Leslie and Angel Spooner made it a sweep in the doubles for Fairton, defeating Mia Lui and Ashton Cromie 7-6, 6-4.

Quispe Kim, Brosnahan, Kerr and Crozier all won their respective singles matches, while Mia Lui and Ashton Cromie spared Hampstead’s blushes with their wins against Leslie and Spooner respectively. In the last match-up of the round Allenton were able to pick up a six match to three victory against Methven. Allenton started the tie strongly, winning all three doubles matches. Tyler Leonard and Lee Gilbert defeated Cameron McCracken and Aidan Watt 7-6, 6-3, while

Jake Parsons and Mathieu Lucas defeating Ryan Watt and Neil Alombro 6-0, 7-5. Lachlan Adam and Sam Holland rounded off the dominance with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Drew Gilbert and Victoria Talbot. When it came to the singles McCracken picked up Methven’s first victory, defeating Tyler Leonard 6-1, 6-1. Alombro and Talbot followed his lead winning their matches, but Gilbert, Parsons and Adam were all able to win their single matches to give Allenton the overall victory.


ASB Classic organisers snare another superstar Fifteen-year-old American sensation Coco Gauff will play in the ASB Classic in Auckland this summer. Gauff joins US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, 23-time grand slam singles champion Serena Williams and two-time defending champion Julia Goerges as players already confirmed, with the full field to be released on Wednesday. “Coco is probably the biggest

signing we’ve had this year and that’s saying something,” said tournament director Karl Budge. “What Coco achieved at Wimbledon had her on front pages around the world and it’s amazing to think we’ve secured her to play in Auckland.” Andreescu and Gauff created the biggest headlines in women’s tennis in 2019. Gauff’s signature is a major coup and will ensure

the 2020 ASB women’s Classic is the highest-profile tournament staged in the city, surpassing even 2017, when Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki shared centre court. “I can’t wait to start my season in Auckland,” said Gauff. “2019 was such an incredible year and I achieved so many of the goals I set for myself. “Wimbledon was obviously a

highlight, as was capturing my first WTA title. However, I have a number of goals and things I’m working on in my game. So many players talk about Auckland. I’ve not been before, so this will be cool to experience.” Gauff took the tennis world by storm in July, when as a qualifier she reached the last 16 at Wimbledon, after beating Venus Williams in the first round.

That was just the start of a phenomenal run of success. She made the last 32 at the US Open before capturing her first WTA title in Linz in Austria last month. She turns 16 in March. No player has arguably captured the attention of the public quite like the young American. More than five million viewers in the UK tuned in for her thirdround Wimbledon match.


Monday, November 25, 2019

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Stags’ dominance extends Tech Stags continued on their winning way in the Country Combined Cricket competition on Saturday while their Mid Canterbury bedfellows, Allenton, ticked up a win without even stepping onto the pitch. Allenton were down to play Weedons on the Allenton wicket at the Ashburton Domain, but their rivals were unable to field a team, meaning that they picked up the points for a default to push them into a clear second on the points ladder for the Southern zone of the Combined Competition. Just a few metres over from the Allenton wicket, Tech squared off with the Peninsula Harbour side on the Technical wicket, and went into the match wary that of all the sides they have faced so far in the competition it was this one which had pushed them the closest. Batting first, Tech were chewing on their fingernails early when opening bat Jason Morrison was back in the sheds after six overs, but an 82-run second wicket stand between Harry Jones and Bevan Richan steadied the ship with Jones scoring 45 and Richan. At 110-3, they were in a good position to launch but a number of batsmen failed to get going with a 21-run innings from Alex

Bevan Richan looks to fend a ball off to the leg side in Saturday’s victory for the Tech Stags. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 231119-RH-045

Veint the next best score as Tech limped through to 199/8 at the end of the innings.

On paper, their total probably didn’t look that great and there would have been some nerves.

But an incredible spell of bowling from Bevan Ravenscroft and Alex Hooper, the side’s two open-

ing bowlers quickly erased any cause for concern. Hooper snared one of the Peninsula Harbour opening batsmen in his first over, then Ravenscroft rolled the first-drop in the third over of the innings and it was all downhill from there for the visitors. They looked on track to better the total of 35 they managed to bowl a side out for before a last-wicket stand of 24 helped Harbour Peninsula through to 48 before they were all out. Hooper finished the match with the excellent figures of 7-17 off his seven overs bowling two, two-wicket maidens in which he ripped through the middle order of his rivals. Harry Jones, who bowled first changed, chipped in with two wickets of his own on the way to two for 18 off three and Tech’s unbeaten run was extended further. With a clearly struggling Weedons up next week for the Tech side, it’s hard to imagine them not keeping that winning run going until the Christmas break and into next season as well. Allenton will play a cross-over match with the northern zone sides next weekend when they travel to Brookside to play Ohoka.

Santner racks up a day to remember est first-class scores, and when Santner Walking onto Bay Oval yesterday, Mitch- wickets to reduce them to 55-3. ell Santner had never made a test century, Any hopes of an English victory were holed out, Watling pushed on, becoming and hadn’t taken a test wicket since 2017. swept off the table in the first session the first New Zealand wicketkeeper to Walking off Bay Oval yesterday evening, however, where Watling and Santner reach a double century. It had been faultless batting all day to and Santner had compiled a superb hun- made the most of a lifeless pitch to dethat point, with the Northern Districts dred, claimed three wickets in nine overs, moralise the English bowlers. and – most likely – produced a test-winThe pair played just two scoring shots man boosting his average over 40 in the process, and moving into ninth all-time ning performance for New Zealand. in the first half hour. As he departed the field, he shared the Archer bowled five maidens in a row, on New Zealand’s test run-scoring list. It was a shame his innings had to end adulation of the Mount Maunganui fans and in 30 overs just 58 runs were scored. alongside BJ Watling, who similarly had a Much like Saturday, the go-slow even- – swiping at Archer trying to adding to day that dreams are made of, as the Black tually proved profitable. The English England’s misery – and after Tim Southee’s contractually obligated six, and Caps moved within seven wickets of a a brief Neil Wagner flurry, the Black test victory over England. Caps declared, giving them just under Watling’s historic 205, part of a refour sessions to bowl England out. cord-breaking partnership with SantThey’ll resume needing seven furner, put the Black Caps into an unther wickets, and spin may be their beatable position on day four of the path to victory. There was little pace test. or bounce on offer for the Black Caps Watling, in particular, batted Engseam attack, who initially found life land out of the test, then kept batting, just as tough as their English counterand for good measure, batted a little parts, but Santner continued a dream bit more, as the Black Caps brought Mitchell Santner had his best day in cricket. day by ripping through the English up their highest total against England. After 670 minutes and 473 balls, Eng- bowlers were run into the ground – Arch- top order. First, Dom Sibley was lured into land finally got their man – but only be- er’s 42 overs by far the most of his first- a needless push, edged it to – guess who – cause Watling had started to unselfish- class career – and it could have an impact Watling. After 101 consecutive wickets in ly up the ante, attempting to pile on as on their freshness in the second test in home conditions claimed by seamers, finally, a spinner had a reason to celebrate. many runs as possible before a declara- Hamilton later this week. Santner had an even wider smile before tion. Remarkably, when Jofra Archer had Santner, who had struggled the day him caught behind, it was the first time in before but fought through a short-ball stumps, removing Rory Burns, who top699 balls and 976 minutes of test cricket barrage, was far more comfortable as he edged a sweep to Colin de Grandhomme, that Watling had been dismissed, having reached his first test century, and quickly and then in the final over, Jack Leach finished 105 not out against Sri Lanka in turned the screws, plundering five sixes prodded forward, and the rebound fell to Tom Latham under the helmet, who took his last test innings. to rapidly increase the run rate. He added 261 with Watling – a New a stunning one-handed reflex catch. His wicket was far too late for EngReplays suggested Leach hadn’t hit it land, who were 262 runs in arrears when Zealand seventh-wicket record against the Black Caps finally declared at 615-9, all-comers – as the pair blunted the Eng- but he didn’t review, sending England further into despair, but Santner – and the and Santner added to their misery be- land attack for 500 balls. Both batsmen brought up their high- Black Caps – to new heights. fore stumps, claiming three stunning BJ Watling acknowledges a double ton.

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Monday, November 25, 2019



Bosson brilliance on show

Red letter day for Lupton

NZME A brilliant front-running ride by Opie Bosson aboard rugged stayer In A Twinkling saw the pair combine to take out the Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup (2100m). Sporting the tangerine and blue colours of Te Akau Racing, In A Twinkling and Bosson dictated play from the moment the field for the Group Three feature left the starting gates. Allowed some soft sectionals throughout the middle stages, Bosson upped the tempo on the Fastnet Rock four-year-old with 600m to run and immediately had his nearest challengers struggling to respond. Maintaining a strong gallop to the line, In A Twinkling registered his third career victory at his 17th start, comfortably holding out Cutadeel and Strolling Vagabond who dead-heated for second ahead of the well-supported Concert Hall. Trainer Jamie Richards was delighted with the victory by a horse who had taken time to deliver on his three-year-old form which saw him finish runner-up in the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) while also placing fifth in the Gr.1 ATC Derby (2400m). “He’s got really good form as a three-year-old although sometimes you question how genuine he is,” Richards said. “In front, rolling along and setting his own tempo is probably the way to ride him. “He’s had a bit of a frustrating run of seconds and been unlucky


Palmerston North Greyhound Racing Club (2014) Incorporated Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 25 Nov 2019 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.45pm (NZT) FORMPRO RATINGS FREE EVERY MONDAY C0 C0, 410m 1 67756 Dewie nwtd............................... S Gommans 2 23251 Big Time Spot nwtd.............................L Cole 3 23 Paris End nwtd....................................L Cole 4 34874 Penny Mowhawk nwtd................... D Denbee 5 66477 Goldstar Hadlee nwtd............... K Gommans 6 66453 Spring Comet nwtd D &..............J MacAuley 7 4721 Idol Wilson nwtd.................................M Flipp 8 38 Giraffe Club nwtd................................L Cole 9 57868 That’s Frank nwtd.......................J McInerney 2 1.02pm GREYHOUNDS AS PETS C1 C1, 410m 1 63753 Zipping Luther nwtd J &.......................D Bell 2 75621 Bigtime Baxter nwtd.................... D P Symes 3 18 Bees And Birds nwtd...........................L Cole 4 x1375 Bigtime Toby nwtd............................. P Clark 5 26282 Shrewdy nwtd........................ L E Dunkerton 6 4878x White Comet 23.69........................ D Donlon 7 35542 Mother’s Touch 23.63 J &.....................D Bell


Palmerston North Greyhound Racing Club (2014) Incorporated Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 25 Nov 2019 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 3.39pm (NZT) NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE (C0-C1) HEATS NZRSq, 457m 1 3x658 Tuff Jewel nwtd..............................B Mitchell 2 47675 Electrical Storm nwtd....................M Goodier 3 55537 Gunnar Blueblood 26.34............J McInerney 4 68754 Arm Turner nwtd.........................J McInerney 5 61272 Big Time Elsa nwtd.............................L Cole 6 Big Time Danny nwtd..........................L Cole 7 34442 Born Quick 26.16...............................M Flipp 8 78875 Toki Girl 26.45............................... D Denbee 9 57868 That’s Frank nwtd.......................J McInerney 2 3.54 NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE (C0-C1) HEATS NZRSq, 457m 1 57445 Black Mags nwtd...............................S Stone 2 11 Dangerous Di nwtd................ L E Dunkerton

Opie Bosson took In A Twinkling to the front, and it was all over bar the shouting. 2400m) as he does have a future as a stayer with some nice races coming up.” Purchased out of the Curraghmore draft at the 2017 Premier Yearling Sale for $250,000 by Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis,

here and there so this is really good for the team. “He had very good form in Australia so he is a fair horse but you wouldn’t play cards with him. “We’ll take him home now and set him for the Waikato Cup (Gr.3,

In A Twinkling is raced by the Te Akau Fastnet Moment syndicate and holds a nomination for the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport Wellington Cup at Trentham in January along with the Auckland Cup at Ellerslie in March.

The after effect of some vigorous celebrations the night before had Matamata resident Mark Lupton feeling a little weary yesterday but still in a state of elation after Yearn, the bonny mare he owns with wife Cath, took out the Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes at Pukekohe on Saturday. It was the first black type victory for the Savabeel six-yearold that the pair were essentially gifted by her breeders Clyde and Pat Buckingham. Lupton was quick to pay tribute to the pair for introducing him to the Savabeel filly five years ago. “Clyde had said to me to have a look at some of the young ones they had on the farm as he wanted to reduce some of the numbers they had,” Lupton said. “I said to him I thought the Savabeel filly looked a good type and he said to me I could have her. I broke her in and she was such a tough thing that I thought I might keep her to race for ourselves but I wanted to do the right thing by Clyde so I organised to lease her with 10 per cent of any winnings to him and a $30,000 right of purchase. “Things have worked out pretty well all around and we exercised that right of purchase so I think we have all had a win out of this one.”

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway 8 56333 Zipping Romeo 23.91 J &....................D Bell 9 47578 Double Change nwtd................ S Gommans 3 1.20pm MONSTER FISH AT STUD C1 C1, 410m 1 x3263 Goldstar Auburn nwtd............... S Gommans 2 17824 I’ll Be Loyal nwtd..........................B Hodgson 3 46424 Three Amigos 23.65 J &......................D Bell 4 57333 Chat Ya Later nwtd............................. I Howe 5 45446 Jay Grim 24.10 J &..............................D Bell 6 81627 Elsa Blueblood nwtd..................J McInerney 7 16871 Mickey Mowhawk 24.23................ D Denbee 8 25178 My Pablo nwtd..................................... N Udy 9 47578 Double Change nwtd................ S Gommans 4 1.36pm CREATIVE CATERING C1/C2 C1/2, 410m 1 86587 Bigtime Ronnie nwtd.......................... I Howe 2 x8756 Opawa Flash nwtd.............................. N Udy 3 88484 Tap Out Reg nwtd........................A Turnwald 4 57828 Cawbourne Ridge 23.56 J &................D Bell 5 53558 Big Time Tatum 24.32.........................L Cole 6 72576 Elouera Mist nwtd J &..........................D Bell 7 84676 Cool Wolf 23.70.............................. D Donlon 8 46762 Retail Mayhem 23.85...................... L Pearce 9 47578 Double Change nwtd................ S Gommans 5 1.55pm J P PRINT, PETONE C1/C2 C1/2, 410m

1 57235 Bigtime Jamie nwtd.............................L Cole 2 76511 Tuff Temptress 23.72......................B Mitchell 3 21261 Big Time May 23.90............................L Cole 4 64377 Naharis nwtd......................................D Edlin 5 33777 Nuclear Jewel 24.34........................L Doody 6 58132 Frizzled nwtd.................................M Roberts 7 62566 Born Fab 23.83................................S Maher 8 31553 Lady Jellybean 24.04....................M Goodier 9 47578 Double Change nwtd................ S Gommans 6 2.12 RED SNAPPER SEAFOODS, CHRISTCHURCH C1/C2 C1/2, 410m 1 45531 Cawbourne Moss 23.75................M Roberts 2 35216 Token Pick nwtd.................................. N Udy 3 53417 Big Time Rusty nwtd A &.................Williams 4 51564 Dyna Bryleigh nwtd.......................M Roberts 5 53456 Bigtime Cutie 23.66.............................L Cole 6 57x71 Double What 24.03......................A Turnwald 7 36758 Mitsuta nwtd.......................................D Edlin 8 35248 Punch On Ruby nwtd.................J McInerney 9 47578 Double Change nwtd................ S Gommans 7 2.30pm PAUL CLARIDGE ELECTRICAL C3, 410m 1 46471 Bigtime Jetty 23.62.............................L Cole 2 64155 Idol Duke 23.53..................................M Flipp

3 33382 Big Time Dusty 23.76..........................L Cole 4 87338 Dyna Vernon 23.75.......................M Roberts 5 18653 Bigtime Caleb 23.56............................L Cole 6 48877 Magic Flynn 23.38...............................L Cole 7 33172 Big Time Nash 23.39...........................L Cole 8 83418 Light Cruiser nwtd..........................G Atwood 8 2.48pm DOUG BRADLEY PAINTERS C3/4, 410m 1 18536 Spring Fox 23.63 D &..................J MacAuley 2 16485 Bigtime Annie 23.23............................L Cole 3 58764 Dyna Diode nwtd...........................M Roberts 4 748x3 Limpy Jackson 23.72 J &.....................D Bell 5 18667 Bigtime Thor 23.38..............................L Cole 6 58566 Millie Prince 23.29 J &.........................D Bell 7 48243 Bigtime Charlote nwtd.........................L Cole 8 7516x Trophy Trophy nwtd......................A Turnwald 9 3.06pm OUTBACK TRADING COMPANY C4, 410m 1 42165 Little Scamp 23.33........................ D Denbee 2 45331 Dynamite Danger 23.55 G &... S Fredrickson 3 21226 Bigtime Honey 24.01...........................L Cole 4 13576 Bigtime Eve 23.26...............................L Cole 5 42218 Bigtime Stella 23.62............................L Cole 6 47158 Big Time Marlisa 23.37.......................L Cole 7 65342 Billy’s Churn 23.50...................... G Hodgson

8 41424 Bigtime Jasmine 23.51........................L Cole 10 3.23pm STEVE THE AUCTIONEER DAVIS C5, 410m 1 12185 Bigtime Banjo 23.49............................L Cole 2 41538 Fare Dodger nwtd.........................M Goodier 3 76815 Big Time Lebron 23.67........................L Cole 4 4177x Thrilling Trev nwtd..................... K Gommans 5 14111 Awesome Quality 23.24......................L Cole 6 36356 Bigtime Lizzy 23.43.............................L Cole 7 24525 Funky Facts 23.27 G &........... S Fredrickson 8 64227 Bigtime Emjay 23.56 G &........ S Fredrickson SELECTION

8 46786 Bill’s Barker 26.58............................S Maher 9 57868 That’s Frank nwtd.......................J McInerney 6 5.11pm KERNOW CONSTRUCTION C2 C2, 457m 1 46121 Melita Vella nwtd.................................L Cole 2 33612 Diamond Geezer 26.93.................M Goodier 3 71111 Big Time Vince 26.40..........................L Cole 4 11364 Bigtime Fred 26.04..............................L Cole 5 11214 Broke Brad 26.31.........................A Turnwald 6 44411 My Khloe nwtd...................................M Flipp 7 37243 Tuff Knight 26.78............................B Mitchell 8 51144 Flying Huey 26.19..................... K Gommans 9 47477 Bigtime Benji 26.11.............................L Cole 10 45328 Big Time Kobe 26.78...........................L Cole 7 5.26pm PNGRC SECTIONAL TIMES @ PNGREYHOUNDS.KIWI C2/C3 C2/3, 457m 1 55252 Bigtime Forest 25.97...........................L Cole 2 23768 Thrilling Massey 26.29.............. K Gommans 3 67333 Bigtime Alfie 26.37..............................L Cole 4 23711 Allen Mack nwtd.......................... D P Symes

5 22678 Bigtime Leads 26.03...........................L Cole 6 11126 Big Time Amie 26.61...........................L Cole 7 1726x Irish Rogue nwtd.................................L Cole 8 36666 Gray Bale nwtd.............................M Roberts 9 74837 Big Time Rhino 26.30..........................L Cole 10 58637 Big Time Trae 26.11............................L Cole 8 5.46pm TOTAL BODYSHOP SUPPLIES C3/C4 C3/4, 457m 1 56128 Big League Diva 25.95 G &.... S Fredrickson 2 32137 Tommy The Jett 26.09..................A Turnwald 3 37473 Big Time Seth 26.05............................L Cole 4 71326 Cheeseball 26.11................................L Cole 5 41864 Big Time Benny 26.58.........................L Cole 6 76151 Djay Dynamix 25.79............................L Cole 7 14547 She’s For Us 26.00.......................M Roberts 8 87225 Bigtime Puma nwtd.............................L Cole 9 74837 Big Time Rhino 26.30..........................L Cole

Race 1: Paris End, Idol Wilson, Spring Comet, Giraffe Club Race 2: Bigtime Baxter, Zipping Luther, Zipping Romeo Race 3: Chat Ya Later, I’ll Be Loyal, Goldstar Auburn, My Pablo Race 4: Cawbourne Ridge, Elouera Mist, Bigtime Ronnie Race 5: Tuff Temptress, Frizzled, Born Fab, Big Time May Race 6: Cawbourne Moss, Dyna Bryleigh, Big Time Rusty Race 7: Bigtime Jetty, Big Time Nash, Magic Flynn, Bigtime Caleb Race 8: Trophy Trophy, Limpy Jackson, Bigtime Charlote Race 9: Bigtime Eve, Billy’s Churn, Bigtime Stella, Bigtime Jasmine Race 10: Awesome Quality, Bigtime Lizzy, Funky Facts LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway

3 47785 Jetlag Jag nwtd..........................J McInerney 4 48771 Big Time Dynasty nwtd.......................L Cole 5 25538 Bigtime Ava nwtd.............................. P Clark 6 54352 Here’s Hemi 26.33.....................J McInerney 7 75842 Jay Mike 26.28.................................... N Udy 8 Big Time Chad nwtd............................L Cole 9 57868 That’s Frank nwtd.......................J McInerney 3 4.16pm TERM JACKPOT NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE (C0-C1) HTS NZRSq, 457m 1 78768 Lucky James 27.03............................M Flipp 2 Big Time Vegas nwtd...........................L Cole 3 4 Life Is Good nwtd.............................M Olden 4 1213F Woman No Cry 26.43..................A Turnwald 5 77681 Homebush Maxi nwtd................J McInerney 6 37462 Tuff Mr. Tee 26.54...................... S Gommans 7 424F5 Morning Sun nwtd......................J McInerney 8 Big Time Gwyn nwtd...........................L Cole 9 57868 That’s Frank nwtd.......................J McInerney 4 4.34 NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE (C0-C1) HEATS

NZRSq, 457m 1 58876 It’s Timmy 27.02.........................J McInerney 2 x6887 Three Of Hearts 26.46.................B Hodgson 3 2 Big Time Pluto nwtd............................L Cole 4 736 Free Thinker nwtd............................M Olden 5 23474 Summer Glee 26.85...................J McInerney 6 84323 Born Ellie nwtd.................................... N Udy 7 Big Time Jackson nwtd.......................L Cole 8 52347 Bigtime Kate 26.13 G &.......... S Fredrickson 9 57868 That’s Frank nwtd.......................J McInerney 5 4.54 NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE (C0-C1) HEATS NZRSq, 457m 1 612F Idol Ziggy nwtd...................................M Flipp 2 42842 Bigtime Diesel nwtd G &......... S Fredrickson 3 Fool’s Russian nwtd............................L Cole 4 7428 Webber Come nwtd...................J McInerney 5 63667 Slam It 26.64..............................J McInerney 6 54323 Thomas William 25.97................... D Denbee 7 Big Time Brie nwtd..............................L Cole

LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Monday, November 25, 2019

Ashburton Guardian 19


Butler turns up the Heat AP Jimmy Butler is turning into a perfectionist. Butler had 27 points against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 116-108 for their fifth straight victory. Butler played for the Bulls from 2011-17. He was 7 of 10 from the field and had seven assists and five rebounds. Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Kendrick Nunn scored 13 of his 21 points in the first quarter to help Miami improve to 11-3. The Heat led wire-to-wire and had as much as a 26-point lead. Despite a 11-3 record and a five-game winning streak, Butler wasn’t happy to see the lead dwindle to single digits in the fourth quarter. “A win is a win. “I’m not going to downplay that none, but I think the way we have been winning is not the way we would like to win. “We played great basketball in the first half. I think we are all proud of that, but then we just have these mental lapses night after night. “It just can’t happen if we want to be as good as we say we want to be,” said Butler. Zach Lavine led the Bulls who finished with 15 points. Chicago is 3-6 at home this season. Bulls coach Jim Boylen pulled LaVine and the other starters midway through the first quarter. “I just pulled him. Not combative. Guys know. “Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen and our starters got to play better for us to become what we can become.

“That’s how it works,” Boylen said. “I want him to be a two-way player. That’s what I want him to be.” Meanwhile Anthony Davis scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-127 t. Davis also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, and LeBron James added 23 points and 14 assists. The Lakers have won six in a row to improve the best record in the NBA to 13-2. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points and Steven Adams added 22 for the Thunder. They have lost five of six. Los Angeles guard Rajon Rondo was ejected early in the fourth quarter after a kick to Dennis Schroder’s groin area. Kawhi Leonard hit a goahead jumper with 15 seconds remaining to finish with 24 points and lift Los Angeles over Houston. Russell Westbrook missed at the other end and Paul George got the rebound while getting fouled. He made both free throws with one second left to complete a wild finish and help the Clippers improve to 10-1 at home with their fourth win in a row overall. James Harden couldn’t get a shot off on the Rockets’ final possession as time expired. George scored 19 points in his second game playing with Leonard. Lou Williams led the Clippers with 26 – all in the second half. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points. Harden had 37 points and 12 Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler is all alone as he goes up for a dunk during the first half against the Philadelassists for the Rockets. phia 76ers. PHOTO AP

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1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed most public holidays.

1.15pm ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Golf and Association Croquet. Allenton Sports Club, Cavendish Street. 6pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. 6pm ASHBURTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Monthly meeting with Pot Luck Tea. Domain Pavilion, Walnut Avenue.

10am speaker, Assoc. Prof. Adrian Paterson, Department of Pest Management and Conservation Lincoln University speaking on Evolution, Teenagers and Society. Visitors welcome. $10 charge. St David’s Union Church, 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton. 9.45am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Handicap singles Golf Croquet. New players welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, Philip Street. 10am NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Weekly coffee morning, any enquiries to Merrill 307-6363. Nosh Cafe, West Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

10am MSA TAI CHI. Weekly exercises and Tai Chi for arthritis. Meet MSA Social Hall, Havelock Street. (excludes school holidays). 10am - 3pm 206 CLUB AGE CONCERN. Join us for a fun day filled with activities for the over 60 years. For more information ring Age Concern 308-6817. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street. 10am - 4pm HOSPICE MID CANTERBURY OP SHOP. Quality clothing and homewares. Donations welcome. 71 Tancred Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome, Phone Age Concern 308-6817. All Saints Church. Methven.

1pm AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome, Phone Age Concern 308-6817. Presbyterian Church, Rakaia. 1pm ASHBURTON MSA PETANQUE SECTION. Club day, new players welcome. boules supplied. 115 Racecourse Road, Ashburton. 1pm - 2.30pm R AND R LINEDANCING ASHBURTON. Absolute beginners line dance class. Enquiries Rayma 0274 867 504. M S A Social Hall, Havelock Street. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Singles, handicap range -6 to 8, 9 to16, Golf Croquet new players welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, Philip Street. 3pm - 4.30pm R AND R LINEDANCING ASHBURTON. Intermediate line dance class. Enquiries Rayma 0274 867 504. MSA Social hall, Havelock Street. 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Night time section, all welcome, rackets available. E.A. Networks Stadium, River Terrace, Ashburton. 7.30pm ASHBURTON TABLE TENNIS. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday, Tennis bats available. M.S.A. Havelock Street.

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No�ce of By-elec�on No�ce is given that on Tuesday 18 February 2020 a by-elec�on will be held to fill one extraordinary vacancy for the Methven Community Board. Nomina�ons Nomina�ons for the above posi�on open on Monday 25 November 2019 and must be made on the official nomina�on form. Copies of the nomina�on form and a candidate informa�on sheet can be requested from the Ashburton District Council office, downloaded from , or from the electoral officer (contact details below). Completed nomina�on documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12 noon on Monday 23 December 2019. Each nomina�on must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by EFTPOS, cash or on-line banking (see candidate informa�on sheet for requirements). Candidates are encouraged to also submit a candidate profile statement and recent colour photograph. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate informa�on sheet which is available with the nomina�on form. All nomina�on documents must be lodged together. Candidates should refer to the candidate informa�on sheet for further details. Electoral Rolls A preliminary roll for the by-elec�on can be inspected at the following loca�ons during normal office hours from Monday 25 November 2019 to Monday 23 December 2019: • Ashburton District Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton • Ashburton Public Library, Cnr Havelock and West Streets, Ashburton • Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre, Main Street, Methven Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residen�al electoral roll by: • Comple�ng an enrolment form available at postshops, public libraries or the Ashburton District Council Office • Calling 0800 36 76 56 • Visi�ng the Electoral Commission website ( Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Monday 23 December 2019. Applica�ons for registra�on as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed or on the website and must be returned to the electoral officer before 4pm on Monday 23 December 2019. Elec�on Details If an elec�on is required to fill this vacancy, the elec�on will be conducted by postal vo�ng under the First Past the Post electoral system. Candidate names will be listed in random order on the vo�ng papers. Anthony Morton Electoral Officer PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140

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Cryptic crossword

Monday, November 25, 2019

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ACROSS 1. Capital, the way he judged in favour of Aphrodite (5) 4. Sin is – or might be – the making of a composer (7) 8. Make something up, or start your list (9) 9. Gilbertian Princess would help the first to be last (3) 10. Fact of being all, yet I’m no different (7) 12. A musical tie might damage one’s reputation (4) 14. He doesn’t believe in the rice being thrown (7) 17. Call a greeting if the comedown is hard (4) 18. Men who are there at the birth, one is told (7) 20. Hollow one’s hands for the trophy (3) 21. Ranking equally with 1 Across, as up for revision (4,5) 23. Keeps oneself out of sight, as one does sleeping on a futon (4,3) 24. From Tyre men brought back a hard mineral (5) DOWN 1. Hip solo caliph composed, having a reconciled outlook (13) 2. Find a deep gulf in entering wild party (6) 3. One posted about ten lines (8) 4. A short marsupial (3) 5. Utters in easy assurance, upside down (4) 6. It will depend on it being freezing outside (6) 7. Try and bow us in, somehow, deep in thought (2,1,5,5) 11. How to give in idly around the East (5) 13. Follower of PC is idle anyhow (8) 15. It is not a complex medicinal herb (6) 16. Little Leslie can interview the person with the tenancy (6) 19. Work a leading lithographer does in stone (4) 22. Is not trained as a recruit (3)

Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anti-clockwise.

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Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or Previous solution: INTRUDER anticlockwise. Previous solution: INTRUDER

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ACROSS 1. Risque (4) 3. Trustworthy (8) 9. Innovator (7) 10. Surround (5) 11. Imperceptible (12) 13. Followed (6) 15. Appear (6) 17. Mixtures (12) 20. Fate (5) 21. Progress (7) 22. Yearly (3,5) 23. Inquires (4)


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Across: 2. Climb 5. Obey 7. Emit 8. Needless 9. Advanced 11. Wide 12. Schizophrenic 15. Ages 17. Stocking 19. Cultural 21. Bail 22. Clip 23. Elder 7 Down: 1. Nomadic 2. Cut 3. Ionic 4. Breadth 5. Owl4 6. Eased 10. Amiss 11. Wreak 13.3Observe614. Inn7sign 16. Gruel 18. Oiled 20. Tap 21.9Bar 5

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DOWN 1. Feelings of intense pleasure (8) 2. Multitude (5) 4. Make wealthy (6) 5. Arousing anger (12) 6. Scrapper (7) 7. Always (4) 8. Silly or forgetful person (7-5) 12. Maintains (8) 14. Pot cleaner (7) 16. Alternatively (2,4) 18. Spoken exams (5) 19. Jump lightly (4)

Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.


8 7


3 7 6 2 8 7 9 1 6 1 4 2 5 3 8 3 1


9 1 8 8 4 6 1 2 7

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5 8 2 3 9 1 4 7 6

1 9 4 7 8 6 2 5 3

9 2 3 6 4 5 7 8 1

4 6 5 1 7 8 9 3 2

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6 3 1 4 5 7 8 2 9

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3 7 6 5 2 4 1 9 8

2 3 4 9 8 6 7 5 1

5 7 1 2 4 3 9 6 8

8 9 6 1 5 7 4 3 2

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9 8 7 4 6 5 1 2 3

6 3 9

Across: 1. Providence 7. Niece 8. Stealth 10. Redirect 3 Iffy 5 18. Riff-raff 11. Grin 13. Grisly 15. Hectic 17. 21. Garment 22. Alike 23. Youngsters 8 4 2 Down: 1. Plead 2. Overrule 3. Insect 4. Even 5. Culprit 3 6. Intriguing 9. Handcuffed 12. Selfsame 14. Inferno 7 3 1 16. Hiatus 19. Alias 20. Lean

Previous solution: and, any, bad, ban, band, bandy, bay, dab, dan, day, nab, nay




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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Having things just the way you want them is a luxury that is quite affordable today. All you have to do is discern between the finer details and then employ your famous charm as you make the request. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): You’ll be importing information to people of various sensibilities. Some of them may have no detectible sense of humour. Give a jest it’s moment and let seriousness have the rest of them. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Self-serving emotions are always repellent and cannot be hidden, even behind perfectly ordered and appealing words. Generous and genuine emotions are attractive, no matter what words they wear. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): There’s a lot of grace in the way you hang out with people. You seek some simple and true feeling you have in common and dwell there, letting that emotion encircle the both of you. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): If you cling too tightly to the thing that’s pretty good, you won’t know what better things are out there for you. All adventures start the same way, in a moment of letting go. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): You’ll make people interested in you. It happens with a hint. You’ll get them curious, but not overwhelmed, employing quiet grace, powerful presence or cool courteousness. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Right now, you’ve a tight rule on a certain very lovely and secure pond. It would be fine if you didn’t also know that is a big bay out there and an ocean beyond it. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You’ll share the light of what you know on a subject if and when you do know something. Even then, you’ll interject with caution, as no one likes to be overinformed or told what to do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Maybe you can’t change the people around you, but you can change who you’re around. Today, it’s a simple matter of walking to the next group and saying hello. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Armor will crack. Body language will relay inconsistencies. Don’t doubt your detectors. When a thing feels off, a little too forced, just not quite right... heed that instinct. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): The truth is always shining through. Desire and desperation can obscure vision. But when you don’t want or need anything from a person, it is easy to see what’s real in the situation. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): It is safe to assume that you are adored more than you know, and that love is being stored up for you like some sort of secret stash or an inheritance.

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good How 8many words 13 of Excellent three or 21 more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. Previous and, any, word. bad, There’s atsolution: least one five-letter ban, band, bandy, bay, dan, 21 day, Good 8 Very Good 13 dab, Excellent nab, nay



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FZL: Lowering to 3300m


WEDNESDAY Mainly fine with high cloud. Northerlies strengthening. Mainly fine with high cloud. Northerlies.

FRIDAY Cloudy periods increasing. Southerlies developing in the morning, dying out later. showers drizzle fine cloudy fine showers fine fine fog thunder thunder thunder fine drizzle cloudy

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Rain about the divide. Mainly fine with morning cloud elsewhere. W strengthening.

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Good fishing Rise 5:06 am Set 6:57 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday 370.7 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 2:42 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

9:15 3:30 9:37 3:56 10:08 4:21 10:28 4:49 11:01 5:11 11:20 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.












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Rain developing about the divide and scattered rain further east from afternoon. Gale or severe gale NW gradually easing.



overnight max low

Palmerston North fine

FZL: Rising to 3500m

Fine with some high cloud. Cloud increasing about the divide. Wind at 1000m: NW 30 km/h developing afternoon, rising to 45 km/h at night. Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h gradually rising to gale 65 km/h in the evening.

Fine with some high cloud. Northerlies strengthening, tending northwest evening.

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Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light. NW 35 km/h developing towards evening.

Areas of morning cloud and possible drizzle, then fine. Northeasterlies developing in the afternoon.

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 16.7 29.6 Max to 4pm 11.5 Minimum 10.4 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm November to date 61.4 Avg Nov to date 52 2019 to date 689.4 624 Avg year to date Wind km/h S 19 At 4pm Strongest gust S 54 Time of gust 1:39pm

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6am The Powerpuff Girls 3 0 6:30 Kung Fu Panda – Legends Of Awesomeness 3 0 7am Sky Sport News 8am Game Shakers 3 8:30 The Moe Show 3 0 9am Million Dollar Minute 9:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 10am The Doctors PGR 3 11am Antiques Roadshow 3 0 Noon Sky Sport News 12:30 Madam Secretary PGR 3 0 1:30 Man With A Plan PGR 3 0 2pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 3 3pm Wheel Of Fortune 0 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm A Place In The Sun 5pm 3rd Rock From The Sun 0 5:30 Prime News 6pm Pawn Stars 3 7pm 7:30 8:30 9:35

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Whanau Living 3 Sachie’s Kitchen 3 F Marae PGR 2 M Fractured Land AO 2015 Documentary Biography. 10pm Waka Huia 3 10:30 Te Ao – Maori News 3

11pm Te Kauta 3 Chat show featuring guests who reminisce about their younger days and some of their naughtiest secrets. 11:30 Closedown

SKY SPORT 1 6am Sevens – Ignite U20 Combine (HLS) 7:30 First XV Rugby (RPL) St Kentigern v Feilding High. 9am First XV Rugby Christchurch Girls’ v Hamilton Girls’. 10:30 First XV Rugby (RPL) King’s College v Hastings Boys’. Noon Sevens – Ignite U20 Combine (HLS) 1:30 First XV Rugby (RPL) St Kentigern v Feilding High. 3pm First XV Rugby (RPL) Christchurch Girls’ v Hamilton Girls’. 4:30 First XV Rugby (RPL) King’s College v Hastings Boys’. 6pm Sevens – Ignite U20 Combine (HLS) 7pm The Season Hamilton Boys’ High School. 7:30 The Season Hamilton Boys’ High School. 8pm The Season Hamilton Boys’ High School. 8:30 Getting Grilled With Marshy Russell Coutts. 9pm Getting Grilled With Marshy Glen Jackson. 9:30 The Season Hamilton Boys’ High School. 10pm The Season Hamilton Boys’ High School. 10:30 Getting Grilled With Marshy Russell Coutts. 11pm Getting Grilled With Marshy Glen Jackson. 11:30 First XV Rugby (RPL) St Kentigern v Feilding High. Tuesday 1am First XV Rugby (RPL) Christchurch Girls’ v Hamilton Girls’. 2:30 First XV Rugby (RPL) King’s College v Hastings Boys’. 4am Sevens – Ignite U20 Combine (HLS) 5:30 The Season Hamilton Boys’ High School.

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6:30 Takoha 3 6:40 Pukoro 2 7:10 Tamariki Haka 3 7:20 E Kori 3 7:25 Pipi Ma 7:30 Potae Pai 3 7:40 Darwin + Newts 3 7:50 Kids’ Kai Kart 3 8am Fresh 3 8:30 Hip Hop International – New Zealand Nationals 3 9am Te Ao – Maori News 3 9:30 R&R 3 10am Tangaroa With Pio 3 10:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 3 11am Tautohetohe – On The Road PGR 3 Noon Waka Ama Sprints 3 12:30 Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR 3 1pm The Stage – Haka Fusion AO 3 1:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 2pm Toku Reo 3 2 3pm Takoha 3 3:10 Pukoro 2 3:40 Tamariki Haka 3 3:50 E Kori 3 3:55 Pipi Ma 4pm Potae Pai 3 4:10 Darwin + Newts 3 4:20 Kids’ Kai Kart 3 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Grid 3 5:30 Nga Kapa Haka Kura Tuarua 3 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 6:30 Te Ao – Maori News

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed. CLASSIFICATIONS: 16/18 Approved for persons 16/18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

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6am Nadiya’s Food Adventure 6:30 Simply Nigella – Xmas 7:30 Jelly Jamm 8am Bondi Vet 9am Gardeners’ World 9:30 Aussie Barbecue Heroes 11:30 Mysteries At The Monument PGR 12:30 Jamie And Jimmy’s Food Fight Club 1:30 F Kai Safari 3 2pm Storage Wars – New York 2:30 Wildlife Rescue New Zealand 3:30 Love Nature – Animal Park 4:30 Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenges three best mates Tim, Thom, and Trevor, giving them five weeks to travel from River Cottage to Lands End without any money. 5pm Gourmet Farmer 5:30 Mysteries At The Museum 6:30 American Pickers 7:30 Amazing Hotels – Life Beyond The Lobby Giles and Monica travel 200km north of the Arctic Circle to Sweden’s Lapland. 8:30 Egypt’s Lost Pyramid Excavating a secret burial crypt in the desert. 9:30 Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 10:30 American Pickers 11:30 Mysteries At The Museum 12:30 How To Cook Like Heston 1am Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys 1:30 Gourmet Farmer 2am Gardeners’ World 3am Animal Park 4am Egypt’s Lost Pyramid 5am Mysteries At The Museum

SKY SPORT 2 7:30 Blackcaps v England (HLS) First Test. From Bay Oval in Tauranga. 8:30 Australia v Pakistan (HLS) First Test – Day Four. From The Gabba in Brisbane. 9:30 India v Bangladesh (HLS) First Test – Day Three. From Eden Gardens in Kolkata. 10:30 L Blackcaps v England First Test – Day Five. From Bay Oval in Tauranga. 6:30 Blackcaps v England (RPL) First Test – Day Five. Last two hours from Bay Oval in Tauranga. 8:30 Blackcaps v England (HLS) First Test – Day Five. From Bay Oval in Tauranga. 9:30 Marsh One-Day Cup (HLS) Queensland v Western Australia. 10pm Blackcaps v England (HLS) First Test – Day Five. From Bay Oval in Tauranga. 11pm Australia v Pakistan (HLS) First Test – Day Five. From The Gabba in Brisbane.


Midnight India v South Africa (HLS) Third T20. 12:30 Blackcaps v England (HLS) First Test – Day Five. 1:30 Australia v Pakistan (HLS) First Test – Day Five. 2:30 Marsh One-Day Cup (HLS) Queensland v Western Australia. 3am Blackcaps v England (RPL) First Test – Day Five. 5am India v South Africa (HLS) Third T20. 5:30 Marsh One-Day Cup (HLS) Queensland v Western Australia. 25Nov19

DISCOVERY 6:35 Gold Rush PG We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bucket. 7:30 World’s Deadliest Drivers PG 7:55 World’s Deadliest Drivers PG 8:20 Why We Hate 16VLC Hope. 9:10 Outback Opal Hunters PG 10am How It’s Made PG 10:25 How Do They Do It? PG 10:50 Abalone Wars PG 11:40 Swamp Murders M 12:30 Blood Relatives M Murder Mansion. 1:20 Evil Lives Here MVC I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl. 2:10 World’s Deadliest Drivers PG 2:35 World’s Deadliest Drivers PG 3pm Alaskan Bush People PG Bird and the Bees. 3:50 Gold Rush – White Water PG When Bears Attack. 4:45 Fast N’ Loud PG Motorcycle Mayhem/ Packing a Packard for Pebble 1/2. 5:40 Abalone Wars PG 6:35 Outback Opal Hunters PG 7:30 Fast N’ Loud PG A Very Brady Edition. 8:30 Fast N’ Loud PG 9:25 Towies PG 10:15 Surveillance Oz – Dashcam PG 11:05 Naked And Afraid M 11:55 How It’s Made PG Tuesday 12:20 How Do They Do It? PG 12:45 World’s Deadliest Drivers PG 1:10 World’s Deadliest Drivers PG 1:35 Gold Rush – White Water PG 2:25 Moonshiners M 3:15 Alaskan Bush People PG 4:05 Treehouse Masters PG 4:55 Naked And Afraid M 5:45 Gold Rush – White Water PG | Compiled by

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Southern wraps up first round

Watling makes it a double




Hundreds of people took the Longbeach Estate for the annual Longbeach Coastal Challenge yesterday. The annual fundraiser, which yesterday was being held for the 13th time since it’s inception has raised more than $230,000 for various groups and organisations. Featuring mountain biking, walking and running for all skill levels, the challenge is a highlight each year for many locals and those from further afield. Full results and a wrap of the event will appear in tomorrow’s edition of the Guardian. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 241119-RH-028





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