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The option of establishing a multi-cultural council in Ashburton has been given the thumb’s down by the newly elected Ashburton District Council. Mayor Donna Favel wanted a report prepared on options around establishing a multi-cultural council in Ashburton and when the report was presented at yesterday’s council meeting she was keen to see it received and actioned as a priority item. New councillor Selwyn Price put his hand up in support. He was a lone voice. A third of the district’s new residents between 2008 and 2013 came from overseas and the 2013 census showed that more than 15 per cent of the district’s res-

idents were born overseas but councillors did not see this as a strong enough reason to support the establishment of a multicultural council. Nationally there are 21 multi-cultural councils supported under the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils. Those councils might be increasingly common in some parts of New Zealand, but mayor Favel and councillor Price struggled to garner support for the council to back the establishment of one in Ashburton. It wasn’t the council’s role to drive this, councillors said; any lead should come from within the community and be driven by the community. Local government had been given a

directive by central government that its role was to provide basic core services for ratepayers at a cost effective way, councillor Stuart Wilson said. “People are tripping over on our footpaths and we’re struggling to keep our core services up to scratch, why are we even looking at this,” he said. Russell Ellis agreed. Right now the council had too many big projects on the boil and if it wanted to revisit the idea it could do so further down the track, he said. Favel said she had asked for the report, based on the value of the Youth Council as a conduit between the council and young people and believed a multi-cultural council could fill the same role between the district’s newcomers and the council.

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Ardern visits Rangitata electorate By ColiN ENGElBrECht coliN.e@theguardiaN.co.Nz

Ashburton’s Labour candidate Jo Luxton, along with List MPs Jacinda Ardern and Peeni Henare shook hands with a number of Timaru locals on Wednesday. The trio visited the Rangitata electorate as a part of Labour’s initiative to reach out to the regions to learn what the people are concerned about. “We’ve been making sure as a caucus that we’re doing more regional visits, which have proven so useful for us,” Ardern said. The group visited Timaru Girls’ High School, the Chamber of Commerce and Stopping Violence Services. Ardern said while there was some variation in the issues raised between the Chamber of Commerce and other local peo-

ple, core things like stable employment, income and housing were wanted by all. Another main issue raised was looking after the region’s water resources, something which has been an important discussion in Ashburton. “The discussion was ‘let’s just make sure that everyone with an interest has a say’, because of course it comes from everything from people’s interest in water quality to their access, because of the reliance on it in the area,” she said. Jo Luxton said they had also planned to stop off in Ashburton, but Ardern and Henare were delayed due to their Air New Zealand flight having to be evacuated owing to a security scare in Auckland. Due to the delay the group was

Meeting with co-ordinators of the Stopping Violence Services in Timaru are (from left) Peeni Henare, Jacinda Ardern and Jo Luxton. PHOTO SUPPLIED on a tighter schedule and had to miss some stops. Ardern said the delay did put

some added pressure on the day but the people at the school, which was their first stop, were

very accommodating. Ardern has nothing but praise for Luxton and said she was a really great candidate and wanted to do as much as she could to support her. Luxton said the day went well and they were really well received by the people they visited. “People are really hurting, social service organisations are finding it difficult to manage financially with insufficient funding to cover their ever increasing workloads,” she said. She said the service users are increasing but the funding for the services is not. “These vital services are stretched to the absolute limit. “Basically the common theme I am hearing is that there is definitely plenty of room for improvement,” she said.

■ ASHBURTON COLLEGE

Battling it out for top class honours By Noah Graham

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Ashburton College students Ashlee Strawbridge, 14, and Alex Wood, 15, with their chicken, mushroom and bacon scone-based pizza in the Ashburton College kitchens for the Year 10 Masterchef challenge. PHOTO NOAH GRAHAM 241116-NG-115

Ashburton College Year 10 students had their hands stuck together with scone dough and nostrils full of a myriad of smells yesterday as they took part in the Year 10 Masterchef competition. The students created a variety of food from pizza to cinnamon scrolls with only one rule – it had to be made from scone dough. The Year 10 Masterchef challenge is part of the overall Top Class competition between the Year 9 and 10 classes. Ashburton College head of junior school Carolyn Clough said the different activities they planned are good for the junior years as it allows them to display their different strengths. The students got stuck in to the theme and the cooking. “It’s a nice opportunity to focus on the juniors,” she said. Along with the Masterchef challenge, the Year 10 students competed in the interclass volleyball on Wednesday. Today, the Year 9 students will face off in their interclass volleyball games. From a quiz to a poster challenge, the students will get stuck in to become the overall Top Class. WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER A FREIGHT SUBSIDY

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New New Zealand citizens officially welcomed Ashburton’s Event Centre became an international meeting place yesterday as 29 people became some of New Zealand’s newest citizens. Those taking their oath of allegiance or making an affirmation were from Fiji, South Africa, Philippines, Samoa, Britain, Belgium, Israel and America. As she welcomed the candidates, mayor Donna Favel said the event was also a special occasion for her as it was her first citizenship ceremony as mayor. The new citizens were welcomed to the ceremony by Netherby School’s kapa haka group. And that group, principal Phil Wheeler said, reflected the ceremony that was about to take place in that it was made up of children across several nationalities. The latest people to become citizens of the Ashburton District are Uttam Kumar, Uma Kumar, Fiji; Johannes Niemand, Jana Niemand, South Africa; Maria Aguila, Mark Aguila and their children Sophia, Joseph and Ethan, Philippines; Sanele Fulu Kalolo, Samoa; Enelata Iolama and her children Iolama, Justine and Christian, Samoa; Luke Pulley, Britain; Levaai Savaiinaea, Sigauta Vailolo Tulafili, Samoa; Kristine Virtudes, Philippines; Robert, Karen, Rebecca and Zakharia Derrick, Britain; Suzanne Compton, Australia/Britain; Carol Hickman, Alison Johnstone, Britain; Ron Raemaekers, Belgium; Hen and Boaz Rayhin, Israel; Laura Scott, America.

Members of Netherby School’s kapa haka group providing a Kiwi welcome at yesterday’s Ashburton citizenship ceremony. PHOTO SUPPLIED Left - Enelata Iolama taking an oath of allegiance with mayor Donna Favel was one of 29 people who became new, New Zealand citizens at a ceremony in Ashburton yesterday. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 231116-SN-31

Total 4WD ban ‘not on cards’ By SuSan SandyS

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Mid Canterbury four wheel drivers fear a new Environment Canterbury (ECan) bird management plan could see them banned from the Ashburton River for extended periods. However, ECan says keeping people away from birdlife would be managed around specific nesting times, and not for extended periods. The new Ashburton River/ Hakatere Shorebird Habitat Management Plan outlines plans to investigate reducing disturbance from off-road vehicles from State Highway One to the coast between August and February inclusive. It also proposes a total ban on private vehicle and foot access between October to January each

year within 200 metres of the State Highway One black billed gull colony. Mid Canterbury Four Wheel Drive Club member and New Zealand Four Wheel Drive Association delegate John McDonald said ECan has its dates wrong with regard to nesting seasons. His understanding of bird nesting seasons on the river was September to December. Restricting access August to February would be excessive, and would leave just two months of the year for recreational use of the river, as the winter months were generally not suitable. He was wary a total all-year ban on all access to the river may be proposed by ECan, citing the plan’s proposal to investigate “options for the permanent or tem-

porary closure of access points between the State Highway One bridge and the river mouth”. “When it comes to banning vehicles from the river, there’s going to be one hell of a fight over that, as there is nowhere else for fourby-fours to go in Mid Canterbury,” McDonald said. The club had a long standing policy not to run trips in the river during nesting season, and club members would be happy to assist ECan with predator control. The plan itself stated habitat destruction and predation were the birds’ main threats. Additionally, McDonald wanted ECan and perhaps the Ashburton District Council to come up with alternative areas for four wheel drivers to take their vehicles, such as disused shingle pits.

The club had some years ago proposed building an area similar to one for motorbike riders off the river bed, but ECan had opposed it. “To say ‘stay out of the river and go somewhere else’, it isn’t going to work, unless there is somewhere else to go.” McDonald believed the plan would ultimately evolve into a good strategy for the long-term health of the river, but it was important to balance environment and people. Meanwhile, ECan says the nesting times in the plan are correct, but an outright ban during these times is not on the cards. Ashburton zone team manager Donna Lill said nesting times varied year to year due to river conditions. For black billed gulls,

nesting could start any time from August to January, with incubation of eggs taking up to 27 days, and a further 26 days until the chicks were fledged. Birds could have more than one nesting attempt during this time if their early nests were destroyed through flooding. Lill said feedback from groups such as the four wheel drive club and Fish and Game had been gathered at a meeting last week and would be incorporated into recommendations, with a meeting in February to further discuss management actions. “Measures to reduce the levels of disturbance of birds during the breeding season would be managed around the actual nesting times of the birds in any given season,” Lill said.

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■ ASHBURTON PROPERTY MARKET

Rental prices drifting down By Sue NewmaN

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Anyone looking to rent a home in the Ashburton District will have more cash left in their pocket than renters in many parts of New Zealand. Trade Me puts the average rent for an average house in the district at $325 a week and falling. In October 2015, tenants were watching the average rental carve $330 out of weekly pay packets. The online business currently has 81 rental properties around

Southland, Marlborough and Bay of Plenty however showed no sign of slowing, with remarkable jumps in October

the district on its listing board, 51 of those in Ashburton, 21 in Methven and six in Rakaia. With the 1.5 per cent fall in

rents year-on-year, Ashburton is running counter to the national trend which saw the cost of renting a home rise by 4.5 per cent.

That rise, however, is slowing, with rents unchanged over the past four months, head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries said. Canterbury as a whole showed a decline in rental prices of 4.8 per cent. Southland, Marlborough and Bay of Plenty however showed no sign of slowing, with what Jeffries described as “remarkable jumps” in October resulting in double digit yearon-year growth and record medians. Southland remains on the low end of the scale at $250 a week.

■ WAKANUI SCHOOL

Extraordinary can collecting effort for Sallies By Noah Graham

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The Salvation Army can feed more mouths this Christmas thanks to an extraordinary can collecting effort by Wakanui School. Inspired by Wattie’s Cans for Good competition, the students collected 250 tins of canned food within a month and handed them to the Salvation Army on Tuesday. The Salvation Army members presented the school with a certificate to thank them for their contributions. Salvation Army major Ken Smith was delighted with the contributions. He said the cans of food they have received from the school will help families over the Christmas period. Wakanui School Year 2 and 3 teacher Courtney Cox said she was pleased with the students’ efforts and more than happy with the number of cans collected. Cox said the collection was infectious within the school and she incorporated it into everyday lessons like numeracy and english. She said it also taught the students about two important hu-

New November high The hottest November temperature in New Zealand in at least the last 15 years occurred on Wednesday, when Gisborne reached a sizzling 34.8 degrees Celsius at 4pm. The previous November record, in the last 15 years, happened at Waione on November 24, 2009 when the maximum temperature was 33.3°C. This was also the warmest November temperature on record in Gisborne since 1940, topping the previous record of 32.4 on November 20, 1957. Wednesday’s maximum was the warmest temperature recorded since Clyde reached 35.5 in February. Ashburton reached 24 degrees on Wednesday.

Hospital unit open day Ashburton Hospital’s newest addition will open for the public this weekend. The new Acute Admitting Unit is almost complete and the first of several planned public open days starts at 12pm on November 27. The unit was blessed by religious leaders last week. Hospital staff will move in shortly, just before it opens for use in mid-December. The surgical unit is only one of only four level three facilities in the South Island and provides specialist rural care. The open closes at 2pm.

Baby’s body found A man walking his dog made the horrific discovery of the body of a young baby in a South Auckland park yesterday. Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright said the man found the body in the reserve on Mona Ave in Mangere Bridge at 8.30am. “Our priority right now is finding the baby’s mother. We want to get her support and medical treatment,” she said. “Our focus today is all about locating mum.” - NZME

Demolition looms

Wakanui School Year 2 and 3 class celebrating the 250 cans they have collected within a month which were donated to the Salvation Army on Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO NOAH GRAHAM 221116-NG-9-1

man traits: empathy and generosity. “They’ve learnt how to be generous and understand not

everyone has a full pantry,” she said. Wattie’s will also match the school’s donation, for a com-

bined total of 500 canned goods to be donated to the Salvation Army.

Three buildings owned by the Wellington City Council are set to be quickly demolished after inspections related to this month’s massive 7.8 earthquake. Wellington City Council programme manager Mike Mendonca said two of the buildings are constructed from “fragile brick, masonry and concrete”, and have suffered structural damage and could collapse in another quake. - NZME


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Getting into the festive spirit

If your Christmas shopping alarm has gone off, a trip to the Ashburton Trust Event Centre for the annual Merry Little Christmas Market might be what you need. The market this Sunday will involve 65 stalls at the event centre, all selling potential Christmas gifts. Organiser Casey Rose said the market had attracted local stallholders and others from Marlborough and Amberley. “It really is a one-stop Christmas shop under the one roof.” Special goodie bags will be given to the first 100 people who come through the doors on Sunday. Amongst the stallholders will be Anna McLachlan, selling goods to help raise money for a life-saving operation for her daughter Charlee in the United States. Anna and husband Duncan lived in Ashburton until recently and their friends, family and a wide circle of businesses are helping them on a mission to raise around $140,000. Charlee has cerebral palsy and needs an operation to loosen the muscles in her legs so she can walk more normally and ride a bike like her twin sister Jorja. The market will run from 11.30am until 4pm. Food and coffee will also be available.

Right – Considering making a purchase, Christmas shopper Rosemary Case. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0242

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Christmas market on again

Christmas came early in Ashburton on Wednesday when the Somerset Grocer went festive. Crowds turned up to sip, nibble and browse a large range of food designed to add style and pizazz to Christmas gatherings. Several of the cafe’s suppliers set up mini stalls where guests could sample dips, nibbles and oils and if what they tasted tempted their palate then there was an opportunity to buy as well. Staff were kept busy plying guests with food from the cafe’s kitchen and owners Nicky and Mark Milmine said they were delighted with the way the evening set the scene for the festive season to come.

On Sunday 27 November, from 12 noon to 2 pm, Ashburton Hospital is hosting a public open day, giving you the chance to see our new facilities for acute care.

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Ashburton builder aiming for national prize An Ashburton builder and an Ashburton homeowner could see their name up in lights tomorrow night when this year’s national House of the Year winners are revealed. A renovation of an Ashburton home that saw a garage converted into a high spec, upmarket one bedroom house earned its builder Paul Cartney of Smith and Sons, a gold medal in the up to $250,000 renovation category of the awards. It has now been judged against others in that section to find the national winner. Not only is the house in the running for a category or lifestyle award, it is also up against all other gold reserve finalists to win the coveted supreme award. The house build and renovation awards have been running for 25 years and recognise quality craftsmanship across the spectrum of building from cost-effective to luxury. Four entries in the Mid-South Canterbury competition were named as gold reserve finalists, two from Timaru, one from Fairlie and Smith and Sons from Ashburton. Paul and Anna Cartney are travelling to Auckland for the gala dinner and awards and say that while they’re proud of the renovation project and delighted to have made the finals they’re being careful not to get their hopes up too high for a category win.

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Birds, vehicles a bad mix Sue Newman

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our-wheel-drive vehicles and riverbeds have been a marriage made in heaven. As long as we’ve had the rugged vehicles, there have been owners who enjoy nothing more than testing their mettle against the environment, carving their way through territory that has neither tracks nor pathways. But that Kiwi tradition is under threat as four-wheel drivers run head on into opposition to their recreational activity from environmental groups. Whether or not vehicles should be allowed to carve rutted swathes through riverbeds or whether those riverbeds should be a protected environment for wildlife, is open for debate. It’s an argument with rights and wrongs on both sides. Environment Canterbury have drawn up a new plan that could see vehicles banned from the riverbed during bird nesting periods. If it comes into effect the riverbed would be off-limits during the time it is used most – by both birds and vehicles – the summer months. You only need look at the riverbed around the Ashburton River bridge and you can see why – nesting birds as far as the eye can see. And these are not just any birds, they’re rare and protected gulls who need all the help they can get to launch a new generation into the wild. None of that of course solves the four-wheel drivers’ problem. They want access and it’s likely to be denied, partially at least. They’re saying ECan has its dates wrong for bird nesting and they say they’ve always been responsible in how they’ve used the area. Banning them is punishing them for something they haven’t done. They’ve largely been respectful users of the riverbed and they say they’re happy to work in with ECan. If they’re forced out of the riverbed, there’s nowhere else to go. Yes, there are plenty of rugged tracks in the back country and further afield, but they’re right in saying there’s nothing else close to home. There has to be a way to accommodate both groups, but the nesting birds can’t change their routine; the four-wheel drivers can.

YOUR VIEW RDA and the Dog House In the article about RDA and the Dog House boarding kennel and daycare on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, there were several incorrect statements. Several RDA volunteers did attend the open day and the photo identified Dawn Grieve as a tutor. She is, in fact, a very committed volunteer and committee member. Maxine Whiting, we believe, will be surprised at her new role. The statement: “RDA was one of the two neighbours the ADC consulted with over possible noise issues but were satisfied the effects would be negligible” is totally incorrect. Staff at ADC made the decision

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that this application would not be a notified consent and RDA and other neighbours (other than the ‘ONE’) would not be notified and have an opportunity to be consulted, prevented us making submissions or lodging objections. Ironically the Dog House has asked us to notify them when we are using our riding arena and they will relocate their dogs to another part of the property. We have been operating at this location for 37-plus years and our activities were happening before these neighbours purchased their property. We have many neighbours and find them very supportive. We have other activities and groups visiting/participating in our educational and community awareness programmes and are

We have had amazing support in the community, with many people struggling to understand how this could happen and others telling us of their similar experiences with decisions made by ADC staff. It is to be hoped that the new councillors in their governance of our district will be addressing our community’s concerns. RDA are having their break-up day and prizegiving on Wednesday, November 30, at 1pm. Perhaps ADC staff and councillors who have never been down to our operation, would like to come along and meet some of our riders and their parents and caregivers. Brian Early President NZ Riding for Disabled Mid Canterbury Group Inc

not planning on notifying neighbours about our activities. ADC staff did not see fit to notify us of activities that would be occurring daily next to us. Regarding your paragraph “As much as they’re not happy ... we had to find out the consent was granted via Facebook”, we still feel this consent should not have been granted without consultation with RDA and all neighbours. In an email to ADC we asked if they had done a health and safety report and this was ignored. We have consulted Workplace Safety and they have expressed serious concerns around our being able to operate in our current situation. One option suggested by them was to relocate our arena. A conservative cost estimate for this is in the vicinity of $40,000.

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ou get a run of things in life sometimes. Of late I have been asked to talk at some local group/organisation meetings. Far from an expert on anything, I tend to talk about my life to date and how it has led to hosting the breakfast show on the wireless. Each time I do a talk, I wrestle with the thought of talking about my tap-dancing days. Do I talk about it (especially in front of blokes, like the Rakaia Lions recently) or try and pretend it never actually happened, as I do every other day. Why exactly am I bringing it up again in this column, you are probably wondering? Well I have to admit, I left the Lions talk feeling better about life. The talk had gone pretty well, but I think it was more of the old theory, talking about it helps. So maybe writing about it will accentuate that good feeling. So here goes. My mother was obviously very much hoping to have a daughter, I blame Greg and Mark for this not happening. Mark especially, who was clearly a mistake and then “meant to be” a girl. So much so, that the name Melanie was already selected for him. To punish us for turning out the wrong gender she forced us to tap dance. (I’m feeling better already) I was pushed on stage at three years of age. It was a memorable performance apparently. Nothing to do with skill and natural talent, apart from my finale. I bowed to the back of the stage instead of the front, thereby giving the crowd, and more importantly the judges, a brown eye. But that is not our most embarrassing tap dancing story. One of my brothers, who shall remain nameless (it wasn’t Greg) tells a very funny story, well it’s funny to everyone else apart from him. He was forced to compete in a tap dancing competition one Saturday morning. This meant mother was right in her element, full face of makeup, some bloody awful sparkly waistcoat or jacket over some sort of frilly shirt and black slacks. The trouble with

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Hey aren’t you Mark Hooper? I’m Andrew and we used to play soccer together years ago. Hey, didn’t you wear makeup to soccer one day?

this day was, Mark (oops I wasn’t going to mention names eh) had soccer on that same day. This was something he enjoyed and actually wanted to attend. Cutting a long story short, Mark had to finish his tap dance and race straight to soccer. The poor bugger didn’t have enough

time, according to mother, to remove his face full of whale blubber and fish scales. Mark’s team-mates were horrified, so much so he was ostracised from any team huddles and his team refused to pass the ball to him during the game. More than 20 years after this

horrific day in Mark’s life, he pulled into a service station in Christchurch. The attendant greeted him and said, “Hey aren’t you Mark Hooper? I’m Andrew and we used to play soccer together years ago. Hey, didn’t you wear makeup to soccer one day?”

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Greg and I think it is important that Mark continues to talk about this event to aid his healing, that is why we bring it up every time we are all together. With that and the fact that Greg and I still find it hilarious when we are on the booze. Brotherly love at its best! Till next week Hoo roo Phill Hooper FORMER tap dancer Phill Hooper is the breakfast host of Ashburton’s Hokonui radio station. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.


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Hack claims; recount call Hillary Clinton is being urged to call for a recount in three crucial states where some experts believe results may have been hacked. Voting-rights lawyer John Bonifaz and prominent computer scientist J Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan, are part of a group of experts who believe results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked, New York Magazine reports. The group is lobbying Clinton’s team to request an independent review as soon as possible, to count the paper ballots and compare them to the electronic results. While the group did not find evidence of hacking, their analysis found Clinton received 7 per cent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines, compared to areas that used optical scanners and paper ballots. They believe this may have cost Clinton up to 30,000 votes, a potentially gamechanging number if you consider she lost Wisconsin by 27,000. If she won all three states she could overturn the outcome of the election.

The Veronicas go topless They’ve just released two new singles and a steamy music video. And The Veronicas’ comeback hit new heights as they took to the stage to sing at the 30th ARIA Awards on Wednesday night in Sydney. They strutted onto the stage completely topless with just red glitter covering their modesty. Meanwhile, the 31-year-old and her twin sister Lisa also told The Daily Telegraph: ‘We’re thrilled to be hosting this year’s ARIAs and we’re honoured to have the opportunity to help bring 30 years of ARIAs to life.’ However when the actual performance took place, there was a slight technical glitch and they ended up having to perform their song twice. Hillary Clinton is being urged to call for a recount in three crucial states where some experts believe results may have been hacked. “America’s voting machines have serious cybersecurity problems,” Halderman explained in a blogpost. “We’ve been pointing out for years that voting machines are computers, and they have reprogrammable software, so if attackers can

modify that software by infecting the machines with malware, they can cause the machines to give any answer whatsoever.” Halderman, a leading authority on voting system security, said the only way to know whether a cyberattack

changed the result was to examine the paper ballots in crucial states. “Unfortunately, nobody is ever going to examine that evidence unless candidates in those states act now, in the next several days, to petition for recounts,” he said.

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General tickets to Adele’s third New Zealand show have sold out just over an hour after being announced. The superstar yesterday broke the record for the most shows played – and sold out – at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on one tour. Tickets for Adele’s new show, at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday, March 26, went on sale at 12.30pm yesterday, just half an hour after the first two shows, on Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25, went on sale. After adding the third show to her schedule, promoters confirmed her first two shows sold out in just 23 minutes. The only tickets available now are the VIP packages. The shows are the first time an artist has been booked to play three shows in one tour at the South Auckland stadium.

The nightclub where Australian teenager Jamie Murphy was detained for allegedly possessing white powder has apologised for using “excessive force”. Tests on the powder revealed yesterday it was not illegal drugs, a day after Murphy, 18, was detained in Kuta on suspicion of being in possession of cocaine or heroin. He had been detained at the popular night spot Sky Garden after security guards

alleged they discovered white powder inside a plastic satchel within his bum bag. Chief of Bali police, Inspector Sugeng Priyanto, said tests done on the 1.6 grams of powder, as well as a urine test undertaken by the teenager, have come back negative. Chief Priyanto said it is believed to be a mixture that includes painkillers and paracetamol. “We’re sure everyone is

relieved to hear this news, especially Jamie, his family, and Jamie’s friends,” Sky Garden management said in a statement. “Regarding the complaints we received about the apparent rough treatment of Jamie by our security at the mobile police station, we would like to extend our sincere apology to Jamie, his family, and friends.” They said the security involved in the teenager’s

detainment has been “reprimanded” and will not be permitted to return to work until completing further training. “We only want to add, that in his defence he was ordered to hold Jamie’s face up so the police could take his photo related to the detainment; however, we too feel he used too much ‘excessive force’, which is clearly unacceptable under any circumstances.” - AAP

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the new government to pursue a pro-growth agenda, through deregulation, tax reform and government spending programmes, driving share markets higher. In what is a holiday shortened week, the US saw record highs from the S&P500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite and the small cap Russell 2000. This is the first time all four have reached record highs on the same day, with the last time being in 1999. Both the Dow and the S&P500 pushed through key thresholds, as the S&P500 cruised above 2200, while the Dow moved above 19,000. Markets were closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. Although we are reaching the end of the year, there are still plenty of economic events to keep markets and investors on their toes. The Italian referendum on constitutional reform will be held on December 4 and is already causing some angst. The reforms would see changes to the current law making process. In addition to this the US Federal Reserve will meet in midDecember. The market is now pricing in a 100 per cent chance of a rate hike at this meeting and will be looking to commentary as to when subsequent rate hikes can be expected.

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Investors kept on their toes he NZX50 had a mixed week following last week’s strong gains that snapped a six-week losing streak. There were only a few economic releases in recent days, however, there has been plenty of corporate news flow to keep investors on their toes. One of the stand out news items has been the a2 Milk trading update, given at the company’s Annual General Meeting held in Sydney. Demand for a2’s infant formula in China as well as demand for its premium fresh milk in Australia pushed the company to a record revenue level for the first four months of this year. Revenue rose 96 per cent from the same period in the previous year while net profit rose from $3.2 million to $22.0 million this year. In addition to this, the company says it hopes to adopt a dividend policy at the end of the 2017 financial year. The share price made significant gains following the announcement, rising more than 10 per cent. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported its interim result this week, with net profit climbing 26 per cent to $78.2 million and operating revenue up 12 per cent to $425.2 million. The solid result was driven by increased sales of its hospital products and home care devices. Full year guidance was upgraded as the company expects the growth to continue into the New Year. Despite the healthy result, the share price came under fire as concerns over pending litigation increased. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Australian peer

ic Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting. Apec, which has 21 members including China, is the primary forum for economic growth and co-operation in the Asia-Pacific Region. “You would have seen some reports coming out on how China is very keen to see how they could be involved in a deal around the AsiaPacific. “This is the beast we always talked about - if the US withdraws then they will hand influence in the Asia-Pacific to China.” He said China had long promoted the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, which it actively promoted in Peru. “They have been promoting that for some time now and when TPP was progressing all of us in the Asia-Pacific wanted to do that option first. “Something will come out of the Asia-Pacific region which New Zealand will be a part of. It just won’t include the US for now and China will likely be at the centre of it.” - NZME

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lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12 2016, the EP9 lapped the 20.8km Green Hell in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on November 4, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s. With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes,the EP9 delivers

1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1360PS. The EP9 accelerates from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres. The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency.

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■ MAZDA CX-9

Quietly outstanding D

riving a large, affordable seven seater SUV has become a lot more exhilarating with the arrival of Mazda’s new CX-9. For with it Mazda continues its enthusiasm to provide cutting-edge technology across its whole range of vehicles, all of which, now echo innovation and safety. And the CX-9 now leads the charge engine-wise, with its newly developed Skyactiv 2.5 litre turbo-petrol engine which gives it impressive performance. The range includes three models across two grades. All have the same engine and 6-speed auto. The front-wheel-drive GSX costs $52,995, while the optional all-wheeldrive version is $55,495. The Limited, all-wheel-drive is $62,995. So value-wise they are extremely well priced, particularly so given the standard equipment, performance, premium finish and safety gear, the sum of which Mazda reckons will meet the needs of New Zealand families looking for the complete SUV. Visually the CX-9’s five-metre long exterior is eye of the beholder stuff, and in that respect I beheld a neat well balanced design which looks purposeful and has an excellent on road presence. Safety is to the fore.

When tested by ANCAP, and receiving the maximum 5-star rating, it scored 35.87 out of a possible 37 points, which is obviously the result of its impressive combination of structural design, occupant restraint/protection systems plus all the standard, active safety features. In this respect all are replete with blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking, reversing camera with guidance, trailer sway control and more. The Limited model adds lots more, including radar cruise control (can bring you to a complete stop), lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist systems. There’s even a driver attention alert which monitors the driver’s attentiveness. I drove both a GSX two-wheel-drive and a Limited and confirm that the cabins of both were a classy place to be, not only because of the leather furnishings, but because they are comfortable, roomy and airy. They are also easy to get in and out of because of the large doors. The spacious second row of seats slides forward to allow excellent access for those in the third row, where space is sufficient for short journeys for standard sized adults, but much better suited to the infantry for longer journeys. Then with the third row folded flat there’s a wide, long and flat luggage

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space, the floor of which sits quite high (the with compact space-saver spare sits below) so is easily loaded. There’s separate air-con controls for the middle row, and as well the rear armrest has storage space and two USB chargers. For those in the front there’s a very easy to use infotainment system with a large 8-inch, non-touch centre (you don’t get fingerprint smudges on it) screen whose functions are operated by way of a rotary controller and strategically placed buttons. The other thing that strikes you is how quiet it is in the cabin. Mazda engineers strove to make the CX-9 the quietest in its class and what they have achieved is very impressive. The new 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 170kW of power at 5000rpm and 420Nm of torque at 2000rpm. In practice this energetic, but very quiet engine is a great all-rounder that really suits the style of the CX-9 with its strong

and even spread of torque, and a smooth upper end. This engine’s combination of a dynamic pressure turbo and cooled exhaust gas recirculation system means there is no turbo lag at all! It pulls away quickly from from standstill, is very lively around town and likewise on the open road. Performance figures include a 0-100km/h time of 8.5 seconds and a claimed overall fuel economy of 8.6L/100k. The also-new, 6-speed auto, which changes up and down, both quickly and very smoothly, has a sports button; its likely most drivers won’t find it necessary to use it. In all driving situations the steering proved precise, as did the handling, both of which you come to expect from Mazda, but perhaps not so much as with such a large, family SUV. It is agile and corner friendly, while all the time maintaining its settled, very comfortable ride. Using a totally unnecessary, heavy right foot, the engine’s delivery can promote some squeal from the GSX’s front tyres. The predictive, on demand all-wheeldrive, optional for the GSX edition and standard on the Limited will suit those who drive lots on shingle, ski field roads, tow boats etc.

MAZDA CX-9 ■ Costs: GSX 2WD $52,990, Limited AWD $62,995 (+ORC.) ■ Engine: 2.5 litre, direct injection turbo-petrol, 170kW@5000rpm and 420Nm@2000rpm ■ Transmission: 6-speed auto., GSX 2WD. Limited - on demand AWD (optional for GSX) ■ Quoted Overall Economy: 8.8L/100km. ■ Safety: 5 star NCAP, blind spot and other traffic alerts, autonomous emergency braking etc. ■ Tows: 2000kg.

FINALE This new and excellent CX-9, is refined, very well equipped and an exceptionally safe family sized SUV. Deservedly it is a Car of the Year finalist!


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2008 Toyota Corolla GX 1.8 5DR

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Primed for Suzuki Series T he annual Suzuki Series kicks off at Taupo on December 4 and the 2016 edition is packed with International riders ready to take on New Zealand’s best motorcycle racers. The Suzuki Series is spread over three quick-fire rounds during December at Taupo, Manfeild and Wanganui, and is the richest international motorcycle series in New Zealand with $36,550 series prizemoney. With 13 Isle of Man TT wins the headline rider is Michael Dunlop of Northern Ireland, who is also the fastest man ever around the unforgiving road course. Dunlop, 27, set his scorching lap record of 215.591kmh (133.962 mph average speed) during the Senior TT on June 10. Dunlop is racing at Manfeild and at Whanganui for the very first time and will expect to be amongst the leading group on a Suzuki GSXR1000 superbike, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can make history down-under around the legendary Cemetery Circuit. 2016 is the third appearance for Liechtenstein resident Horst Saiger, who won the 2014 Suzuki Series on debut aboard the Red Devil Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. The 45-year-old has extensive road circuit experience around the globe on tracks including the Isle of Man where he lapped at 204.39kmh (127mph) earlier this year, the North West 200, and at Macau. Last year Saiger and Kiwi Sloan Frost entered the final round at Whanganui equal on points, but it was Frost who won the Suzuki Series, from Tony Rees, with Saiger third. Defending Suzuki Series champion Frost starts as favourite Kiwi and will be keen to keep the international stars behind his Fujitsu TSS Red Baron Suzuki NZ GSXR1000. Adding glamour to the F2 600 class is Avalon Biddle, who won the 2016 FIM European Women’s Cup for the second year running. Avalon has done her country proud by completing every race inside the top 15 except one, in her title defence in one of the most competitive championships in Europe. She will be riding an MTF Vehicle Finance Kawasaki ZX6R, built by Ozzy Performance.

Michael Dunlop, seen here blasting around the legendary Isle of Man course, is a major drawcard for the Suzuki Series.

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Alfa creates the ultimate SUV

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orn From the world’s greatest driving road – Stelvio Pass – the All-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a whole new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be Italian. Built in Italy, the top-of-the-line Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivers a classleading 377 kW and 0-100 kmh in just 3.9 seconds. Building on the excitement of the award-winning 4C and the all-new Giulia premium mid-size sedan, Alfa Romeo – the heart and soul of the automotive industry – introduces the all-new Stelvio premium mid-size SUV. The all-new Stelvio is the second of a new lineup of vehicles built off a world-class architecture that embodies the brand’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit. Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models feature an all-new, all-aluminium, 2.0-litre, direct-injection turbo engine delivering a class-leading, standard 209 kW and 415 Nm of torque, allowing it to achieve a top speed of 232 kmh. Stelvio Quadrifoglio – the “halo”

model in the lineup – continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance and motorsport expertise with bestin-class 377 kW, powering it from 0-100 kmh in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 285 kmh. State-of-the-art technologies, including the Alfa DNA Pro selector, torque vectoring differential, Chassis Domain Control (CDC), and aluminium column-mounted paddle shifters with 100 millisecond shifts, maximise the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s driving pedigree. The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – standard on all Stelvio models, including the Quadrifoglio, provides additional driving confidence and superior control. Iconic Alfa Romeo design and genuine Italian craftsmanship combine to create a premium mid-size SUV that truly stands apart from the crowd. The Stelvio offers innovative safety and security features and leverages advanced driver-assist features, including Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus. The new offering is crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Frosinone, Italy.

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Elderly Christmas Wish 2016 A little smile, a word of cheer A bit of love from someone near A little gift from one held dear Best wishes for the coming year These make a Merry Christmas! The Ashburton Guardian wants to make the festive season a little brighter for our district’s elderly by having their Christmas wishes granted by a supportive community. Help us make someone’s Christmas extra special. We would like to invite our older residents to send to us their wishes. It could be help with your garden, a coffee date or some fresh home baking. Then we will ask people in the community to volunteer to make these wishes come true. Send us your Christmas wishes by Monday, November 28. By mail: PO Box 77, Ashburton, 7740 By email: reception@theguardian.co.nz Or drop it in: Level 3 Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street


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In brief $59.95 for Parker fight Joseph Parker’s promoters have set the pay per view price for his world heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr at $59.95, saying it reflects the enormous cost of putting on such a historic event, plus the quality of the undercard. There was speculation the price would be $70 or more, but in reality Duco Events would never have taken that risk, despite the cost of the December 10 fight card costing $4.2 million, a sum which has risen from just over $4 million two weeks ago. - NZME

Scathing self-criticism His victory over Carlos Takam in May sent Joseph Parker to the upper echelons of the heavyweight division, and in a roundabout way set up his title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr, but the Kiwi has delivered a scathing assessment of his performance that night, saying it was “rubbish”. He felt the 12-week camp was too long and there were overtraining issues which manifested themselves in a back and left elbow injury. He appeared flat during many of the 12 rounds, and although he deserved the decision, it wasn’t the statement performance he was looking for. - NZME Bryan Sivier and Chris Burt in action during the final week of twilight tennis’ first round.

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■ TENNIS

Close encounters on court By James Ford

James.F@theguardian.co.nz

The final fixtures in round one of Mid Canterbury’s twilight competition produced some exciting encounters at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening. CUSTOMER: Stihl Suzuki extended their 100 ID: to per cent record by puttingREP TBC

the sword 21-12 to take the biggest win of the night. The victory moves Stihl Suzuki to eight wins from as many outings. Meanwhile, Tridents extended their unbeaten run to seven matches following a loss in week SPACEWISE LTD. one. N150 High Raters produced a defiant

Get a Grip (18-15) and Council display, but Tridents proved too strong on the night for their de- Crew (19-14) will be pleased with their night’s work with both sides served 18-15 victory. Tradies were also in fine form taking out their fourth wins of to deal Hackers their second loss the season over Tax-mania Devof the campaign in a tightly con- ils, who have yet to pick up a win, tested 17-16 battle, while Smith- and Miss Hits. The twilight teams will be back ies and Famous Grouse also took PROOF TIME on a.m. court next Wednesday for 17-16 victories over 27/10/2016 Hit & Miss9:29:20 11/04/16 LAST RUN: round two. and ADC Aces respectively. SIZE: 1/4 PG HZ

Erakovic scores in first round at Hawaiian Open New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic has had a first round win in her final WTA event of the year. Erakovic beat American Dan-

ielle Lao 6-3 6-4 In the first round of the $US125,000 Hawaiian Open in Honolulu. However Erakovic, who has a singles ranking at 107, now faces

the tournament top seed and Chinese No.1 Zheng Shuai who is ranked 23 in the world in the second round. Another Kiwi wasn’t so fortu-

nate. Queenstown’s Ben McLachlan and Australian Jarryd Chaplin were knocked out of the first round at the $US75,000 Columbus, Ohio Challenger.- NZME

Rosberg favourite Australian Daniel Ricciardo has backed Nico Rosberg to claim his first Formula One world title at this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Rosberg is 12 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, meaning he will win the title if he finishes on the podium for the ninth successive race. If he does so, he will become just the second man to follow his father’s footsteps to a world championship, after Keke Rosberg won the title in 1982. - AAP

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TELTRAC COMMUNICATIONS LTD MOBILE PACE

$8,000, 3YO+ C1 MOB. PACE, 2600m

 1 X1633 Baileys Rock (1) C Dalgety  2    2 0040X Bella Jones (2) G & N Hope    3 07074 Hard Days Night (3) L Jones    4 45873 Danny Del Vito (4) L Mosely    5 35840 Gunpowder (5) B Hutton  3  6 3X051 Sparkling Delight (6) G O'Reilly  0 7 05008 Dapper George (7) M Howard    8 X5178 Mr Woodlea (8) T Twidle     9 29059 Handlebar Hank (9) L Jones  Barrier

 10 X3231 Mongolian Storm (21) P Court  1  4 10 22506 Letspendanitetogetha (21) R Dunn  M Purvis (J)  11 10X08 Guna (22) P Yeatman   12 654X0 One Big Fella (23) N McGrath  7:26PM NRM SIRES’ STAKES SERIES NO 33 SILVER MBL PACE 0 13 08906 Sicilian Secret (24) I Schwamm  OPT 806 $27,000, 3YO C&G MOB. PACE, 1950m    1 3292 Mikey Maguire (1) F Fletcher  C DeFilippi  14 51X96 Freedom Fighter (25) R Dunn  4 15 P1499 Cmeerock (26) R Dunn  3  2 54518 Billy Badger (2) R Dunn  J Dunn   16 17444 Whoosh Factor (27) A Stuart  2  3 1818 Thefixer (3) Purdon/Rasmussen  N Rasmussen Barrier

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43185 Kardesler (4) G Payne 

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9P09 Baileys Knight (5) J Harrington 

J Harrington (J)

51451 Tiger Thompson (6) B Mowbray  37167 On The Rantan (7) C Dalgety  Barrier

Geraldine Harness

Tomorrow at Orari Racecourse

J Curtin R May

November 26, 2016

 12 0 Spinatale (12) K Collins  R Holmes 12:38PM $10,000, 3YO+ C0 TROT, 2500m  13 P Ellmers Hoofing It (13) K James  J Curtin PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver  4 14 260 Willedu (u1) P Kerr  R Close   1 894 Alpine Sun (1) M Edmonds  L O'Reilly   15 Sky City King SCRATCHED 0 2 09006 Whataboyz (2) M Heenan  M Heenan LINTON DISTRIBUTORS PACE $12,000, 4YO+ C2–C3 0 3 00X Medusa (3) K Cameron  K Cameron 2:15PM SpecHcp, 1950m   4 0X Spurred By Success (4) M Edmonds  M Edmonds   1 300X8 Emily Blunt (1) G & N Hope  R May   5 58603 Brylin Rose (5) J Versteeg  J Versteeg   2 X0507 Romanite (2) J Harrington  J Harrington (J)   6 X8953 Red Hot Poker (6) G Telfer  M Williamson   3 40601 Ardent Lustre (3) I Court  R Holmes   7 5X0 Time For Diamonds (7) A Ford  J Ford   4 73394 Chapter One (4) J Howe  J W Cox 4  8 X3772 Prince George (8) L McCormick  L McCormick  4  5 57026 Dana Duke (5) P Bagrie  J Dunn   9 38X43 Chevron Express (9) C Dalgety  J Dunn   6 75564 Pulling The Strings (6) A Black  B Williamson 0 10 06XL6 Zsa Ziva (10) K Ford  A Tomlinson  2  7 3X183 Torrid Bromac (7) R Todd  M Jones  11 Geena’s Success (11) D Mitchell  G O'Reilly  1  8 4810X Buster Brady (1) K Austin  B Orange 2 12 4 Idle Boys (12) M Austin  B Orange   9 24353 Boomer Bailey (2) G Telfer  M Williamson  13 438X Ruthless Kayla (13) K Fairbairn  T Quate (J)  10 0X430 Franco Texas (u1) D Taylor  J Young  14 Flying Dan (u1) G Laing  G Laing  3 11 21214 Superfecta (u2) Purdon/Rasmussen  T Williams 0 15 58860 Lola Leigh (u2) J Aarts  R Close NORTH END MOTORS TROT $10,000, 3YO+ C1–C3  16 70X05 Princess Harbour (u3) K James  K James 2:45PM SpecHcp, 2500m 1 17 422 Trouble Giero (u4) B White  S McNally   1 02705 Dream Big (1) M Tapper  B Williamson  18  Breenys Cullen SCRATCHED   2 97X30 Tui Nova (2) J Wheeler  J Wheeler 3 19 50X5 Justamollyarcher (u5) R Jenkins  R Jenkins   3 51038 Belmont’s Greatest (3) D McCormick  R Close   4 9X506 Missie Castleton (4) L Marshall  G Smith MARQUEE & EVENT HIRE MOBILE PACE 1:13PM $10,000, 3YO+ C0 MOB. PACE, 1850m   5 5X16 Dragon Sun (5) R Holmes  R Holmes 4  1 716 Beach Skipper (1) P Court  B Orange 4  6 81 Massive Metro (6) K Fairbairn  T Quate (J)   2 6 Sacred Angel (2) R Dunn  R Houghton   7 02563 Sugar Cane (u1) D McCormick  D D McCormick   3 930 Scotlynn Harry (3) D Taylor  J Young   8 90843 Ygritte (u2) A Hoffman  B Orange 1  4 1X4 Dream To Reality (4) R Dunn  J Dunn 2  9 23241 Young Stranger (1) T Grant  C R Thornley 2  5 34X33 Bettor To Be Tricky (5) G Payne  G R Payne 1 10 4X114 Everybody Knows (2) G & N Hope  M Williamson   6 Tricky’s Beaut (6) P Kerr  R Close  11 98X65 All Star Angus (3) Purdon/Rasmussen  J W Cox 3  7 27383 Quite Ideal (7) B Mowbray  M Williamson  12 1X100 Agatha Tyron (4) P O'Reilly  P O'Reilly   8 8890X Nellie Franco (8) J Versteeg  J Versteeg  13 89107 Solar Storm (u1) B Hutton  J Curtin   9 2650 Flashing Diamond (9) R Holmes  R Holmes   14 08401 Astrapi (1) M Smolenski   J Dunn Barrier S Ottley  10 690X3 Franco Tmick (21) D Taylor  C Markham  15 P000X Free Bird (u1) B Ward  3 16 867X1 Gershwin (u2) G & N Hope  R May  11 8X006 Firey Su (u1) G Prendergast  G O'Reilly  SIM’S BAKERY TROT

M House M Edmonds S Tomlinson (J) S Ottley A Clark I Cameron B Orange K McCormick M Perriton W Parsons R Close C D Thornley

B Orange

C D Thornley R Close R McIlwrick (J) C DeFilippi G O'Reilly S McNally M Williamson D Keast (J) R May J Curtin N McGrath I Schwamm J Dunn

Compiled by

DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES FIRST 4 PLACE 6

2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 1-2-3, 5-6-7, 9-10-11 2-3-4-5, 8-9-10-11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 6-7-8-9-10-11

  4 X6377 Pegasus Merrily (4) D Mitchell    5 09085 Myboylolliepop (5) M Edmonds  1  6 60475 Smoldering Ashes (6) M Smolenski  2  7 X3129 Maninthemirror (7) M Jones    8 50040 Laytons Crusader (8) T & G Chmiel    Toll Gate (9) J Howe   9 Barrier

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8640 Eastwood Suzy (21) J Burrows  00 Other Way (22) C McDowell  08568 Paleface Sioux (23) M Nyhan  08396 Dios Del Fuego (24) K Nyhan  040P7 Crafty Cullen (25) T & G Chmiel  07578 Aveross Ferrari (26) A Faulks 

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 12 Myidealson (12) Purdon/Rasmussen   13 0X694 Caitlin Franco (13) P Anderson  2 14 62 Magical Mitch (14) K Fairbairn   15 09X70 Buffy Bay (15) J Harrington 

J W Cox S Ottley T Quate (J) J Harrington (J)

M Williamson L O'Reilly P Davis C D Thornley T Quate (J) R McIlwrick (J)

S Tomlinson (J) R Holmes C DeFilippi M Williamson J Smith J Dunn S Ottley G O'Reilly R May K Butt (J) B Orange

$11,000, 4YO+ C0 & faster, 2600m

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T Chmiel S Payne (J)

GRAPHITE DEVELOPMENTS LTD FUTURITY PACE

  1 4969 Flyingmasterwilliams (1) D Taylor  T Williams   2 78P59 Lakeisha (2) R Holmes  S Golding   3 042 Go Davey (3) D Taylor  8:54PM CHRISTCHURCH CASINO MOBILE PACE  4  4 77743 Stop Means Stop (4) G Burgess  $8,000, 4YO+ C0 MOB. PACE, 2600m OPT 809 2  5 5821X Missinmemate (5) B Hill    1 73698 Royal Jester (1) M House  B Orange 1  6 00420 Lloydin Magic (6) M House  3  2 Webby Vanderquack (2) A Stuart  S Golding 3  7 27518 Blade (7) G Smith    3 08X70 The Bounder (3) D Thompson   J Dunn  Track Information Type: Grass; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1678m; Weather: Few Showers

J Curtin S Ottley

HARAS DES TROTTEURS TROT $8,000, 4YO+ C2–C4, C5 with cond. SpecHcp, 2600m

  1 84D37 Little Mo (1) K Ford    2 31040 Gee Gees Invasion (2) R Holmes    3 25X83 Galleons Royale (3) C & J DeFilippi  4  4 X4120 Don’t Look Back (4) D Gillespie    5 87X30 All Lit Up (1) L & J Smith  2  6 1X543 Donegal Bettorgretch (2) C Dalgety  1  7 6120X Eyre I Come (u1) M Jones  3  8 61462 Tornado Valley (1) T McMillan    9 700X5 Gee Up Neddy (2) L Jones   10 36786 Prestine (3) B Roberts   11 41197 Twelve Monkeys (u1) M Austin  OPT

S McNally M Edmonds

J Young R Holmes M Jones R Close R May M House B Orange

2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 1-2-3, 5-6-7, 9-10-11 2-3-4-5, 8-9-10-11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 6-7-8-9-10-11

  5 68517 Easy Rider (5) D & C Butt  G Smith   6 0350X Karanga Red Fantasy (6) D Jones  G O'Reilly   7 83406 Johnny Eyre (7) M Brown  S Ottley SIMPSONS FLOORING XTRA/BURGERS BUTCHERY PACE   8 51609 Dreamy Damien (u1) A Garters  3:49PM C D Thornley $10,000, 3YO+ F&M C0, 1850m L O'Reilly   1 My Blue Heaven (1) J Hay  J Hay   9 1649X Jerry Garcia (1) L O'Reilly  4 10 21693 Brilliant Strike (2) P Court  B Orange   2 20X2 Le Vado (2) N Le Lievre  G O'Reilly   11 Alta Orlando SCRATCHED 3  3 78X24 Reaza Grunter (3) K & T Barron  B Orange  J Dunn   4 6X704 Blazing VC (4) R Jenkins  A Lethaby  12 972P6 Quick As A Trick (1) R Dunn  1 13 75404 Mossdale Conner (1) G & N Hope  R May 4  5 76283 Alta Teresa (5) P Kerr  J W Cox  N McGrath 1  6 2300X Ready To Fire (6) Purdon/Rasmussen  T Williams  14 9X204 Maverick (2) N McGrath    7 39 April Rose (7) G Smith  G Smith VILLAGE INN TAB & SPORTS BAR TROT $12,000,   8 X2478 Pay Me Interest (8) B Hill  R May 5:35PM 5YO+ C4 & faster DiscrHcp, 2850m   9 332X Lorretta Franco (9) R Todd  C D Thornley   1 13204 Le Lievre’s Gift (u1) J Curtin   J Curtin Barrier M Williamson  10 X3608 Mighty Impact (21) B Mowbray  S Ottley   2 P7119 Stylish Duke (u2) M Tapper  R Holmes  11 793 Bettor Chance (22) S Moore  R Close   3 X9204 Aile Rouge (1) R Holmes  J W Cox 2 12 3 Neverbettor (23) N McGrath  N McGrath   4 P38X0 Heard The Whisper (2) A Hoffman  4  5 42102 Hey Yo (3) J Harrington  J Harrington (J)  13 Miss Patriot (24) P Kerr  J Dunn  A Tomlinson  14 January Jones (u1) N McGrath  M Williamson   6 0XP80 Zachary Binx (1) K Ford    7 21446 Kowhai Whiz (2) M Jones  R Close TEMUKA TRANSPORT PACE $10,000, 3YO+ C1–C2 4:24PM B Orange SpecHcp, 2500m   8 51738 Royal Shine (3) S Smolenski  S Ottley   1 25406 Hestia Franco (1) L Smart  J Morrison (J)   9 93802 Valmagne (1) C & J Kennett  3 10 0X003 Belles Son (2) K Chapman  J Dunn 1  2 1 Raukapuka Ruler (2) C Dalgety  J Dunn  2 11 01455 Harrysul (1) G & N Hope  R May 0 3 558X0 Em Ay (3) B Negus  1 12 41300 Amaretto Sun (2) K Ford  S Tomlinson (J)   4 X2065 Exceptional Man (4) I Court  R Holmes    5 85550 The Edge Of Reason (5) E Latimer  I Lee (J) TURLEY FARMS PACE $10,000, 4YO+ C1 4  6 1X115 Ariadne Lavra (6) M Jones  S Ottley 6:05PM JUN.D, 1850m   7 31309 Martin John (7) A Stuart  S Golding 4  1 45220 Mrs Brown’s Boy (1) J Howe  S Payne (J)   8 X6427 Crackabella (8) D Taylor  S McNally 0 2 35577 Chief Kapai (2) E Latimer  0 9 88X07 Hesa Dazzler (9) G Lamb  J Keast   3 0X813 Richard Le Fort (3) J Lethaby  T Lethaby (J)  10 26500 Lottie Franco (10) H Hunter  H Hunter 2  4 1X020 Real Torque (4) M Jones  K Butt (J) 2 11 02306 She’s A Flyin (11) S Boyd  R Close 3  5 670X2 Best Defence (5) M Jones  L McKay (J)  12 0X270 Motu Lightning Lass (12) S Adlam  G O'Reilly 0 6 05703 The Persuader (6) E Latimer    13 056X8 Bird Of Paradise (u1) B Ward  T Williams   7 X7463 No More Change (7) C Ferguson  ECOLAB METHVEN GRADUATION HEAT PACE S Tomlinson (J) PYE GROUP METHVEN GRADUATION HEAT PACE 3:14PM 1:45PM B Orange $10,000, 3YO+ C0 PACE, 1950m  14 X6815 Joemaro (1) M Austin  $10,000, 3YO+ C0 PACE, 1950m   8 8X020 Shantahlia Romeo (8) G Lamb  A Stewart (J) 1  1 321X4 Augusta (1) Purdon/Rasmussen  L O'Reilly  15 X0946 Buzkil (2) J & J Geddes  T Williams   1 00689 Sandra Keith (1) A Lowe  J Geddes 1  9 3X312 Rocknroll Legend (9) Telfer/Garlick  C Smith (J)    2 5X6 Zimfandel (2) B Negus  B Orange   2 95X8 Zulu Courage (2) B Negus  M Williamson  0 16 X0507 Romanite (3) J Harrington  J Harrington (J)  Barrier 3  3 00264 Ellmers Image (3) K James    3 9000 Limoso (3) G Telfer  R Close  K Cox (J) G Telfer  3 17 X2176 Clasina Maria (u1) P Young  J Young  10 141X7 Compliant (21) K & T Barron    4 0090 Okains Bay (4) M Cations  G O'Reilly  18 1X355 Christopher Banner (u2) L Hanrahan  A Lethaby   4 2579X Junior (4) D Jones  K Blakemore (J) R May  11 4413X Pay Me Way (22) B Hill    5 349 Raising Hope (5) G Payne  0 12 98959 Claus (23) S Moore  G R Payne   5 190X Wanted Man (5) A Stuart  T Chmiel  19 X0565 Mr Midnight (u3) D Mitchell  B Williamson  4  6 97445 Rozzano (6) P Toomey   13 70872 Wozniacki (24) J Harrington    6 30 Run Boy Run (6) P Kerr  R Holmes J Harrington (J) J Dunn  FRESHCHOICE GERALDINE CUP PACE $18,500, 4YO+   7 48X Crimson Lane (7) T McMillan  0 14 X2365 Buckeye (25) J & J Geddes  J Markham (J) 5:00PM T McMillan   7 0X080 Tutoko Kid (7) K Duncan  D Keast (J) C4 & faster DiscrHcp, 2850m    8 770X0 Lilac Reign (8) D Taylor  1  8 3 Nearis Green (8) J Hay  J Young  J Hay   1 17088 Perissa (1) M Jones  R Close  15 62X24 Nui Toc Tien (26) S Dolan  J Morrison (J) 3  2 7X265 Stroke Of Luck (2) Purdon/Rasmussen  2  9 X2462 Likely Jereme (9) J Hay  J Curtin  T Williams  16 01302 Ashes Of Tears (27) M Smolenski  R McIlwrick (J) J Hay   9 X4557 Nadia Bay (9) N Perkins  2  3 256X5 Classie Brigade (3) N McGrath   10 X508X Champagne Reign (10) D Jones  B Orange  J Curtin  17 X8931 The Nans Man (28) R Dunn  L O'Reilly  10 40979 Bobby M (10) B Hill  M Purvis (J) 3 11 43X84 Handsome Hero (11) G Kelk  G O'Reilly  11 275 Honour The Bet (11) K Chapman  J Dunn   4 60884 Ideal Arden (4) B Hutton  B Hutton  18 X4203 Mysistersastar (29) L Boulton  J Markham (J)

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Cromwell Races Sunday at Cromwell

CENTRAL LAKES EQUESTRIAN CENTRE MAIDEN

$10,000, MDN, 1400m Jockey

PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer

1:58PM OPT 604

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November 27, 2016 QUARTZ REEF WINES RATING 65

$20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1220m

1 3122X Patrick Erin (7) 60 B & S Anderton  1 J Lowry (a1) 1 1 2632 Waimate Bill (4) 58.5 Blair-Edie/Cheng  R Hannam 2 8531 In Danger (13) 59 D Crozier  R Hannam 2 4239X Mac Murdoch (12) 58.5 J Dalton  D Bothamley 3 3548X Them Or Us (6) 59 S Prince  D Bothamley 3 3 50320. Showyouhow (7) 58.5 A Carston  K Williams 3 4 X0106 Flytime (4) 58.5 R & Ashley McKay  S Wynne 4 4 40429 Wagner (14) 58.5 T Mitchell  S Wynne 2 5 481X0 Elusive Boxers (1) 58 A Carston  K Williams 5 84X67. Caper Caleb (9) 58.5 S McKay  J Lowry (a1) 6 X10X5. Rutherford (17) 58 B Howden  R Yatim (a3) 6 0X Raise The Belle (2) 58.5 S Prince  T Moseley 7 0X026 Daifuku (19) 57 C Spittles  C Spittles 2 7 23635 Flying Sardine (6) 56.5 K Tyler  K Kalychurun (a2) 8 X010X Entree (10) 57 S McKay  M Tanaka 8 28X5 Karayah (11) 56.5 M Daly  M Tanaka 9 41X Knutquacker (5) 57 E Winsloe  T Moseley  9 Radiant SCRATCHED 10 8X922 Macy (14) 57 T Kennedy  C Johnson 10 74 Step Inside Love (5) 56.5 A Hoffman  4 11 02X36 Passito (2) 57 S Prince  L Callaway K Kalychurun (a2) 11 050X6 Fitsandgiggles (10) 56.5 K & I Taplin  G Jogoo (a2) C Barnes 12 X5840 Kasundi (3) 56.5 J & K Parsons   13 Mia Mamma SCRATCHED 12 677. Kwezi (3) 56.5 C Anderton  C Johnson C Barnes 13 0X Mayday (13) 56.5 K Tyler  A Collett 14 16X Showemup (15) 55 S McKay  0 15 72X10 Dontpokethetiger (12) 54.5 P Rudkin  A Collett 14 0X5. Dream Rich (15) 55 R McKenzie  S Wahab (a4) 0 16 7X146. Hot Tempo (11) 56 M Tapper  0 15 33607 Bobtail (8) 55 R & Ashley McKay  G Jogoo (a2) 0 17 1446X Tickets On Her (8) 56 J & K Parsons  0 16 7X80X Card Shark (1) 58.5 Charles/Corbett  0 18 56210 Carmenize (16) 55.5 A Hoffman  L Callaway 12:48PM THE BROOKLYN BARBER MAIDEN 0 1 9 127X0. Waipari Lad (18) 56 M & M Pitman  $10,000, MDN, 1400m OPT 602 0 20 60300 All Dressed Up (9) 55.5 J & J Gordon  2 1 X7X23 Edward (15) 58.5 C Anderton  D Bothamley 2 550X8. My Plan (2) 58.5 Blair-Edie/Cheng  L Callaway 2:33PM WINGATUI FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN 3 7505X Oh Nova (10) 58.5 J Dalton  R Hannam OPT 605 $10,000, MDN, 2030m 1 1 43432 Itemize (13) 58.5 B & S Anderton  C Barnes 4 64X00 Sebring Dragon (9) 58.5 Charles/Corbett  R Black 2 072X5 Smokem Up (7) 58.5 E Winsloe  S Wynne 5 8 Taxihome (8) 58.5 R & Ashley McKay  A Collett R Hannam 1 6 44X4. Plowshare (6) 57 S Prince  C Johnson 3 30X74 Gazza The Guru (6) 58.5 S McKay  L Callaway 7 6 Daytona (14) 57 A Carston  M Tanaka 4 26655 Precious Percy (2) 58.5 L Dobbs  D Bothamley 8 Herbie (12) 57 N & B Blatch  J Lowry (a1) 5 3X599 Darci Inn (8) 58.5 J & K Parsons  6 93X70 Ifra Dancer (10) 58.5 M & W Coles  M Tanaka 9 2257X Satin Jitterbug (11) 56.5 S McKay  T Moseley 7 X5444 Barclay Creek (12) 56.5 Kennedy/Furlong  A Collett 3 10 23250 Susie Wolff (5) 56.5 M & M Pitman  S Wynne 8 75352 Eyes Wide Shut (14) 56.5 P Collins  K Kalychurun (a2) 11 259 Lizzie Bordon (13) 56.5 S McKay  G Jogoo (a2) 4 9 43720 She Rocks (11) 56.5 J & K Parsons  G Jogoo (a2) 4 12 3020X Windermere Lass (3) 56.5 J Blackadder  C Spittles 2 10 X8342 What A Deeza (1) 56.5 P Rudkin  K Williams 13 6504. Angel (4) 56.5 K Tyler  K Kalychurun (a2) 11 097X3 Discussing Flags (3) 56.5 N & B Blatch  T Moseley 14 0X0. Strategus (16) 56.5 G Robinson  K Williams 12 00X39 Countess Ruby (15) 56.5 T Kennedy  C Johnson 0 15 33607 Bobtail (7) 55 R & Ashley McKay  13 X6545 Madam De Soir (9) 56.5 J Phillips  R Black 0 16 7X80X Card Shark (1) 58.5 Charles/Corbett  3 14 70757 Misty Trella (4) 56.5 M & M Pitman  P Shaikh (a3)

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Good; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1600m; Straight: 350m; Rail: Rail true; Weather: Few Showers

9 57X43 Popp ’N Lindauer (12) 56 S Tyler  M Tanaka 1 10 X9411 Rideitlikeustoleit (2) 56 P Collins  G Jogoo (a2) 11 86872 Back In The Day (5) 56 Michael & Nikki White  L Callaway 4 12 8X231 Waylay (4) 55.5 B & S Anderton  C Barnes 13 3X291 Willow (1) 55.5 B & S Anderton  S Wahab (a4) 3:43PM 607

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FRED FERRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY $30,000, OPN HCP, 1400m

1 2X402 Signify (3) 60 A Cowan  2 2 8724X Magic Epic (7) 56.5 J Dalton  1 3 309X4 Timy Tyler (5) 56 K Tyler  4 X8577 El Chico (9) 54.5 M & M Pitman  3 5 1X536 Coulee (6) 54 B & S Anderton  6 540X7 Meursault (11) 54 A Carston  7 4X330 Full Count (2) 54 N & B Blatch  8 63137 Ric O’Shea (10) 54 S Prince  9 62PX5 Fastfoot (8) 54 S Tyler  10 2X374 Thyme Zone (4) 54 K Thompson  4 11 44245 Diamond Edge (1) 54 Kennedy/Furlong 

A Collett J Lowry (a1) K Kalychurun (a2) S Wynne G Jogoo (a2) C Johnson L Callaway C Barnes M Tanaka T Moseley R Hannam

DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES FIRST 4 PLACE 6

2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 1-2-3, 5-6-7, 9-10-11 2-3-4-5, 8-9-10-11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 6-7-8-9-10-11

9 23X22 Landales Gold (7) 54 T Kennedy  10 66546. Crackling Rosie (3) 54 P Rudkin  11 76X41 Suzerain (11) 54 D Crozier  12 9X857 Weapon Of Choice (8) 54 Blair-Edie/Cheng 

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$20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m

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Lions on the horizon By GreGor Paul Hard to believe really that this test in Paris is the last the All Blacks will play before they take on the British Lions next winter. And that adds another layer of importance to this last test of 2016. There’s already plenty hanging on it. Obvious questions spring to mind – none more prominent than whether the All Blacks can find the same mental edge in Paris that they had last week in Dublin? This time they are not coming off a loss. This time they don’t have the hurt and frustration of defeat to drive them. Making things harder again is that they are coming into this last test having given everything they had against Ireland. They squeezed the last drops of fuel out of the physical and emotional tanks and have to find a way to fill them both ahead of playing France. If they don’t manage that, they will be in trouble. France aren’t a great side by any means but they look better under coach Guy Noves than they ever did under his predecessor Philippe St Andre. And, of course, they will find an extra something against the All Blacks. They always do and who knows, with their engines all stoked up and a bit of luck early, they could tap into their inner genius – a quality that everyone suspects is tucked away in every French team. Hard enough then for Kieran Read and his team without the need for added pressure. But it is there whether they like it or not. Lions coach Warren Gatland was in Chicago, he was in Dublin and if he’s not in France, he’ll have eyes and ears telling him what he needs to know. He’ll have a good picture of

The Black Ferns’ No 1 world ranking is intact following their scrappy 20-10 win over Canada in Dublin. That world ranking was not a major talking point for them leading into the match, but they did start well against their 2017 WRWC pool opponents. Early possession monopoly saw halfback Kendra Cocksedge make a searing break to set up the first of a brace to fullback Selica Winiata, but they were not able to convert all their chances and halftime saw the score at 8-0. Yellow cards to locks Charlene Gubb and Eloise Blackwell, plus the constant whistle of Irish referee Helen O’Reilly, meant the

In brief Perenara in No. 9 Hard work, discipline and compelling form have earned TJ Perenara the All Blacks number nine jersey ahead of Aaron Smith for the last test of the year. That, and coach Steve Hansen’s belief that Smith’s confidence has been dented by events of the last six weeks and as a result, his form hasn’t returned to the dizzy peaks of earlier in the year. “I don’t think you need to be a rocket scientist to know that Nuggy [Smith] has struggled since he came back,” said Hansen “In that first game he obviously hadn’t played for a while. Against the Italians he was better and he was better again against Ireland but team comes first and TJ’s taken that opportunity and played really well and we feel he deserves a start so he is going to get one”. - NZME

All Blacks team 1. Joe Moody (23) 2. Dane Coles (48) 3. Owen Franks (89) 4. Brodie Retallick (59) 5. Samuel Whitelock (83) 6. Jerome Kaino (76) 7. Matt Todd (7) 8. Kieran Read - captain (96) 9. TJ Perenara (28) 10. Beauden Barrett (48) 11. Julian Savea (51) 12. Ryan Crotty (25) 13. Anton Lienert-Brown (7) 14. Waisake Naholo (11) 15. Israel Dagg (60). 16. Codie Taylor (14) 17. Wyatt Crockett (57) 18. Charlie Faumuina (45) 19. Scott Barrett (3) 20. Ardie Savea (11) 21. Aaron Smith (57) 22. Aaron Cruden (46) 23. Rieko Ioane (1). - NZME

Anton Lienert-Brown has been one of the finds for the All Blacks this season. what he thinks the All Blacks are all about anyway but this last test will tell him plenty. It will give him a better idea of how deep this All Blacks side can dig. This is the seventh test in nine weeks for the All Blacks – a time in which they have also been around the world twice. They are also going to be without two key leaders and players in Ben Smith and Sam Cane. It will be a test of character firstly but so too will it be a test of how tactically and strategically versatile this All Blacks side is. They haven’t yet shown on this trip the true effectiveness of their kicking game. They haven’t yet shown since

they left New Zealand that they have a triple threat attack game. Against Ireland, they didn’t really show any kind of attacking game and this is where the opportunity lies for the All Blacks to send a message to the Lions. This is what the 2004 All Blacks did at the same ground. They thumped France in Paris by a record margin, playing a continuity game that was high tempo and high skill. It was a game built on a foundation of rock solid set piece and brutal forwards, with the young Daniel Carter making everything happen from No 10. It was a performance that scared Lions coach Sir Clive Woodward half to death – cer-

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tainly got him heading down the wrong track with his response of believing he would be best to counter this sort of high octane game by picking old warhorses to beat the All Blacks up and slow things down. What might showing the full extent of the All Blacks’ attacking repertoire do to the mindset of Gatland. Might he, like Woodward, panic a little and start thinking of outlandish ways to counter? It’s unlikely. Gatland is too calm, too good a coach, but still, it would do the All Blacks no harm to send an emphatic message that stays with the Lions until they arrive on New Zealand shores. - NZME

Black Ferns retain their world No. 1 status By CamPBell Burnes

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Black Ferns struggled to find their rhythm and flow in a tight match. Teenaged replacement prop Aotearoa Mata’u again made an impact off the bench, crashing over for a try, while Winiata’s second was down to a superb long break by left wing Renee Wickliffe. Canada, who also lost substitute Brittany Waters to the bin at one stage, scored two tries, the first a breakout to wing and 2014 women’s player of the year Magali Harvey, and the second off a lineout drive to hooker Laura Russell. Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore was not happy with the injury toll, nor the recycling of the ball.

“We’re happy to get another win, but there were some parts of the game that were messy, particularly with the recycling of the ball, which made it hard to get continuity. Unfortunately it looks like we’ve also got some more casualties.” But he is as much looking at performance as result less than nine months out from Women’s Rugby World Cup. “We’ve just been focused on trying to get a performance with a view to the World Cup next year and around a tournament-type scenario,” he says. Captain and hooker Fiao’o Fa’amausili seemed happier than her coach. “We take great pride in the black jersey. We came in respect-

ing that Canada is a good team but confident that we could pull off Black Ferns rugby. “This is a good test for us, they are in our pool for the World Cup, and we just have to keep building from now on,” she says. Canada, for their part, were not happy either, feeling that they did not get their game going until the final quarter. They now have a very short turnaround to face England on Saturday. This was the 12th Black Ferns’ victory, with no defeats, against Canada. Now the Black Ferns refocus for a side that has lowered them. They face Ireland on Monday, the home side the last team to beat them, in a major upset in the 2014 World Cup. - NZME

Owning the Force They’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears on the field, and now Western Force players are opening up their wallets in a bid to save the Super Rugby franchise from extinction. The Force face the prospect of being cut from Super Rugby if the number of Australian teams is reduced from five to four. In the meantime, the Force are getting on the front foot to ensure they become so financially stable that it won’t make sense to get rid of them. The Force are aiming to become Australia’s premier community-owned club in a campaign they’ve dubbed ‘Own The Force’. - AAP

Spreading the blame Under-fire South Africa coach Allister Coetzee insisted he alone was not responsible for a dreadful run of results as the battered Springboks arrived in Cardiff for the final match of their European tour. South Africa have lost seven of 11 tests this year, equalling their record for the most defeats in a season since returning to international rugby in 1992 from apartheid-induced isolation. The Springboks hit a new low on Saturday as they suffered a maiden defeat by Italy, going down 20-18 in Florence. - NZME

Fekitoa, Savea mix-up Days after revealing the new All Blacks’ alternate jersey to mixed reviews, adidas have made a blunder in a promotional video in which they have confused Malakai Fekitoa for Julian Savea. The video, posted on Savea’s instagram account, features close-ups of Savea, the wing hoping to emulate his three-try performance against France at the last World Cup when he lines up in Paris on Sunday. But the action shots are of his team-mate Fekitoa, a player suspended due a high tackle against Ireland. - NZME


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Pakistan talking up positives By DaviD Leggat A Pakistan player walked up to the Seddon Park pitch when the tourists arrived for practice ahead of the second test starting today. The covers were on the strip, but the player bent down and peered at what lay underneath. No prizes for guessing his thoughts when he straightened up: “Here we go again”. Then again, a green, seamfriendly pitch shouldn’t be an entirely unhappy prospect for the world No 2 test nation, who now have some tough matchplay under their belt. They have quality fast-medium bowlers and won’t have New Zealand’s topclass left-armer Trent Boult to contend with as they set about winning the second test to square the series. If they do that they’ll maintain a fine record of having lost just one test series – in Sri Lanka in 2014 – in their last 11, while nabbing wins over Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England and the West Indies. Boult has a knee injury and will most likely be replaced by Matt Henry, who was unlucky to miss out in the first test lineup. New Zealand looked to get an early taste of Pakistan’s likely seam components with big leftarmer Mitchell McClenaghan bowling in the nets yesterday. Mohammad Amir and either Rahat Ali or Wahab Riaz are expected in Pakistan’s XI. All three are left-armers, and good operators. “I think their bowlers will enjoy it,” senior batsman Ross Taylor said of the Seddon Park pitch, although it’s expected to brown off a degree or two by the first ball. The most relevant statistic ahead of the test is that the last four tests have been won by the team who, having won the toss,

Going under the knife Ross Taylor will go under the knife next Wednesday in a bid to rid himself of an irritation in his left eye. Taylor has a pterygium on the eye but has been cleared for the second test against Pakistan, starting today. He will be sidelined for between four to six weeks, will miss the Chappell Hadlee series next month and is hoping for a full clearance after surgery. “My eyesight is still pretty good but there’s a medical reason it needs to be done and hopefully the recovery is as short as possible,” the 77-test veteran said yesterday. - NZME

Munro in the runs Colin Munro looks ready for a return to international cricket after striking a rapid century for Auckland in the Plunket Shield. Big-hitting Munro struck an unbeaten 108 off 86 against Canterbury in Rangiora in his second innings in nearly four months. The 29-year-old has struggled with injury and was unavailable for the recent one-day international series in India. He returned to the crease last week with 32 against Northern Districts. - NZME

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The Black Caps will be keen to score another victory over the world No. 2 side Pakistan. sent their opponents in. Take that as a solid clue of the respective captains’ thinking this morning. Pakistan got in a bind in their second innings in Christchurch when fine New Zealand seam bowling pegged them down and they went nowhere fast, having been trailing by 67 after the first innings. That won’t do this time, said classy middle order batsman Asad Shafiq. Last time he was here, five years ago, Shafiq made 83 in just his second test and averages 46 against New Zealand. He’s understandably relish-

ing returning to this particular ground. “We have to go for runs,” Shafiq said, talking a positive game. “On a wicket like this it’s very difficult to stop the ball every time. “It seams and swings a bit and it’s just a matter of time before you get a good delivery and so you have to take it on.” Pakistan need a replacement for regular captain Misbah-ulHaq, who had to fly home on Sunday after the death of his father-in-law. The short odds are on fellow middle order batsman Mohammad Rizwan getting a chance so

as not to cause a rearrangement of the batting order. He’s only played limited-overs internationals but is well regarded. New Zealand have some decisions to make too, other than Boult’s replacement. Allrounder Mitchell Santner, on his home ground and over his fractured right wrist, is a big chance to be the sole spinner, replacing Todd Astle. Seddon Park certainly doesn’t look a two-spinner pitch. It also doesn’t look like an Indian pitch, so New Zealand, after their recent travails, should be optimistic. - NZME

Boult out until Chappell-Hadlee series Black Caps pace bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of the second test against Pakistan starting this morning, due to a knee injury. Boult has some irritation in the joint of his right knee, which has been managed in recent weeks. Doug Bracewell has been brought into the squad. Black Caps Coach Mike Hesson said: “Trent has had a minor discomfort in his knee dating back to the tour of India, which we’ve been managing in recent weeks. “Unfortunately he irritated it further while fielding in the first test. “He bowled again and we were optimistic he would be ready for Hamilton, but during training on Wednesday felt further pain and has subsequently been ruled out of the test. “We’re hopeful at this stage that he’ll be available for the ChappellHadlee series, but will continue to monitor him over the coming days.”

Boult was troubled by the knee on the final day of the Christchurch test, but did some bowling only to have the niggle flare up. “It’s obviously disappointing for Trent,” senior player Ross Taylor said yesterday. “He’s been a big contributor to our success in the test format. “The way he bowled in Christchurch, taking Azhar Ali’s wicket to break the back (of Pakistan’s second innings) ... he’ll be a big loss. “But it shows our stocks are pretty good when it comes to fast bowling when you can bring in Matt Henry, who was probably one of the pick of our fast bowlers (in India), and Doug Bracewell as well.” Left arm swing man Boult has taken 173 wickets in his 47 tests at 29.15 apiece. The New Zealand XI won’t be finalised until shortly before the start of play today. - NZME

Mike Hussey fears Australia’s test debutants could be inhibited by the fear of being swiftly axed if they fail to make a big early score. Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson will pull on the baggy green for the first time in the day-night test against South Africa which started last evening. The batsmen are seen as part of a generational change for a team struggling to rebuild amidst a horror streak. Hussey believes fear of a hovering axe could prove too much for the debutants. “I just worry about what sort of messages that’s sending to the players,” Hussey said. “It’s difficult to build a culture when the team is changing so much and so vigorously.” - AAP

Under the microscope South African captain Faf du Plessis knows his every move will be scrutinised in the third test against Australia. He just hopes the same spotlight will be trained on Australia’s cricketers. “There will be a lot of eyes on everyone, not just the South African team but the Australians as well,” du Plessis said. Du Plessis’ South Africans are seeking a 3-0 series whitewash of the revamped Australians, and the Proteas captain said the use of pink balls, which swing more than red balls, could work in his favour – he won’t need to shine the ball as much. “The timing is perfect that it’s a pink ball,” he said. “Possibly for this one game I maybe need to stay away from mints.” - AAP

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Trent Boult is a vital part of the Black Caps’ bowling attack.

Injury-plagued speedster Pat Cummins has been named in Australia’s 14-man squad to play against New Zealand in the three Chappell-Hadlee ODI matches in Australia early next month. Cummins has been in and out of Australian teams for several seasons, bugged by injuries but at his best is a seriously quick addition to their fast bowling ranks. The surprise name is West Australian allrounder Hilton Cartwright, picked to play for Australia for the first time. - AAP


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New crisis facing NRL The NRL is teetering on the edge of a rebellion from its 16 clubs as anger over its failure to secure a funding agreement blazes like wildfire. Relations between the game’s governing body and clubland is described as being at its lowest ebb since the Super League war after a disastrous meeting on Wednesday in which four club chairmen stormed out. ARL Commission chairman John Grant is now facing a test of his leadership and could find his position under threat if the clubs and state bodies unite to overthrow him. On Wednesday Canterbury’s Ray Dib, North Queensland’s Laurence Lancini, Cronulla’s Damian Keogh and Melbourne’s Bart Campbell prematurely left a meeting with Grant and NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg in a sign of the growing rift. The meeting, between the club’s 16 chairmen and the NRL, was convened to finalise a deal on club funding. Last December the two parties reached an in-principle agreement that from 2018, club funding would equate to 130 per cent of the salary cap. However that deal was never finalised and the club’s frustration at Greenberg’s and Grant’s inability to get the deal done is growing. Speaking on Triple M’s The Grill Team yesterday morning, Mark Geyer – who played in the Super League two decades ago – was adamant a new split would hurt the game. “Me and Matty (Johns) were both part of the Super League war in the mid-90s, and while it filled up our bank accounts, it

2017 draw released The NRL’s 2017 draw has been released, which includes a reduction in the number of five-day turnarounds between games from 31 to 19. The season will kick off on Thursday March 2 with premiers Cronulla hosting Brisbane at Southern Cross Group Stadium. The grand final rematch between the Sharks and Melbourne will be played in round six at AAMI Park. The NRL has introduced a new timeslot for Friday night games, with one match starting earlier at 6pm and the other about 8pm. - AAP

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wrecked the game,” Geyer said. “The mere thought of having a split competition again, it makes me shudder.” Matty Johns said people were becoming disillusioned with the direction the game is heading in, saying a lack of genuine rugby league people at the top level was an issue that needs to be addressed. “What I’m starting to hear a lot of is there’s not enough people in the structure of the NRL who know enough about the game ... there’s not enough people who understand the game and the traditions in the game,” he said. He used the example of the Sharks – who celebrate 50 years in the NRL this year – wanting to play the Roosters on April 2, because they played the Eastern Suburbs club in their first ever match back in 1967. But that request was denied,

and instead, they’ll play Newcastle that round. “For me that’s a no-brainer but they didn’t do it. “Instead, they’re going to play Newcastle on that day. That’s an example where the clubs go, ‘You know what, you’re not understanding the traditions of the game’.” However, he doesn’t think we’ll see a reincarnation of the Super League, saying: “Will there be Super League two? Look, I do not believe it will get to that, but it’s interesting that some of these clubs are threatening.” Geyer also took aim at the scheduling, pointing to round one this year, which won’t play host to a grand final rematch between Cronulla and the Storm. “It’s just a no-brainer, but we don’t (do it). Who is making these decisions?” There are a number of sticking

points getting in the way of finalising a new funding agreement – including the NRL’s insistence on creating a sinking fund to prop up failed clubs. The clubs insist it is not their responsibility to provide funding to a failed rival club. At Wednesday’s meeting the NRL pulled the club funding agreement from the table, prompting the four chairmen to walk out. The NRL argued that until the collective bargaining agreement and salary cap is agreed upon, it is pointless negotiating the funding deal. There will be another meeting between the chairmen and the clubs next week at which Grant is expected to be scrutinised. The NRL’s inability to finalise the salary cap for 2018 is also a source of growing frustration with agents, players and clubs. - AAP

NFL teams like look of Taumalolo, Holmes Jarryd Hayne’s former NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, are among at least 16 clubs sending scouts to watch NRL stars Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes work out in Los Angeles on the weekend. The New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals have also indicated they will attend Saturday’s closed door session near the University of Southern California campus. “At this point I’ve heard from more than half the league,” Jeff Foster, president of National Football Scouting that is organising the workout, told AAP yesterday. Hayne’s hot and cold season with the 49ers last year obviously did not dampen the team’s interest in physically elite, but NFL raw rugby league players. The workout has been scheduled to allow NFL scouts to watch Taumalolo and Holmes and then travel to the nearby LA Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Summer

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Jason Taumalolo has caught the eye of US NFL scouts. Olympics, to watch one of US college football’s biggest games of the weekend, USC against Notre Dame. Foster said Taumalolo, 23, and Holmes, 21, will undergo NFL Combine style tests. “We’ll weigh and measure them and put them through a

series of timed events like the 40 yard dash, three cone drill, the shuttles, we’ll broad jump and vertical jump,” Foster said. “From there we’ll run them through some simple position specific drills. “They are ball handlers first so we’ll determine what positions in

rugby translate to what positions in the NFL.” Taumalolo is a 191cm tall, 113kg lock/second-row with the North Queensland Cowboys and Holmes is a 185cm, 87kg fullback/winger with the Cronulla Sharks. Foster said they will do some “basic workouts” at the wide receiver, running back and tight end offensive positions. “Then from there we will also look at some really basic defensive positions,” he said. “Just based off size and the physical nature of them, we will likely look at safety and outside linebacker positions.” The pair flew from London to LA immediately after playing against each other in the Australia-New Zealand Four Nations final. Taumalolo and Holmes are contracted to their NRL clubs until the end of the 2017 season so interested NFL teams may have to wait a year before they move to the US. - AAP

Conor McGregor would consider an offer from wrestling powerhouse WWE, according to agent Audie Attar. McGregor made UFC history earlier this month as he beat Eddie Alvarez to become the first ever dual-weight champion since the company was founded. He was watched live by WWE’s executive vice president of talent, live events and creative Triple H, who later commented that the Irish fighter had everything required to succeed. And Attar suggested his 28-year-old client would be interested in a ‘conversation’ with the WWE. “I think it’s all about business,” he said. “If WWE is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it.” - PA

Auckland eyes A-League Oceania powerhouses Auckland City will put their hands up to join the A-League – but only if they have support from Football Federation Australia. New Zealand’s most successful club is taking initial soundings to join Kiwi side Wellington Phoenix in the Australian competition. Auckland might be outside the square of FFA’s current thinking, given the previous difficulties of the New Zealand Knights, which folded after two unsuccessful A-League campaigns in 2007. - NZME

Keane in WSW sights Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has confirmed interest in signing Irish striker Robbie Keane to the A-League club. Both the Wanderers and Brisbane have been linked to a pursuit of Keane since the former Tottenham, Liverpool and Ireland star announced he’ll be leaving MLS franchise LA Galaxy after six seasons. The 36-year-old is yet to decide where his future lies and other clubs have already signalled their interest including his Dublin hometown team Shamrock Rovers. but it’s believed the Wanderers are seriously weighing up a marquee offer. - NZME

Barca, Atletico winners Spanish giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have progressed to the knock-out stages of the Champions League as group winners with comfortable victories over Celtic and PSV Eindhoven. Lionel Messi struck either side of the interval to give Barcelona a simple 2-0 win over Socceroo Tom Rogic’s team in Glasgow to win Group C. Manchester City advanced after being held 1-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach. Atletico, beaten finalists last season, won 2-0 on second half goals from Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann to top Group D. - PA


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By GreGor Paul It feels a little like the world has been upside down when the All Blacks come to France with their discipline under a cloud and their opponent fearful of their flair. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way round? Aren’t the French cursed with a notoriously volatile temperament that has often seen them lose the plot one minute only to play breathtakingly beautiful rugby the next? Not now. Or at least not this week as a result of the All Blacks being shown three yellow cards in the last three weeks, two players cited, one suspended and their conduct relentlessly questioned since they beat Ireland 21-9. There’s no doubt perspective has gone missing to some extent in trying to evaluate whether the All Blacks were wild and unhinged in Dublin. They were not the ogres some said they were, but nor were they without fault. Discipline was a problem, just not as much of a problem as some have said. And because it was a problem, it has been addressed by the coaching staff. Their message was essentially to cut out the needless penalties – to work harder at staying at onside and to keep the point of contact on defence well below the shoulders. “The penalty count [in Ireland] was 14-4 and I don’t think the four was a fair reflection – I don’t think that was consistent,” says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. “But the 14 were spot on and we can’t argue with that because when you look at them they were obvious penaties apart from Nugget [Aaron Smith’s] sin-binning which was a no-brainer: the ball was out and he kicked the ball. “[World Rugby referees boss] Allain Rolland confirmed that with me on Monday that it shouldn’t have been a yellow card. “It shouldn’t have been a penalty. What he did was fine. “So how many of the other 13 were avoidable? “Well, the high tackles were avoidable unless they are a collision like Sammy’s [Sam Cane] one. “But the other ones were too high and as a result we have a player not selected, so of course we have got to talk about it. “The other area where we are giving away too many free kicks is on the edge of the ruck – coming offside by stepping forward too early. “We have talked about that as well because it allows teams to stay in the game and the difference between applying and

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Too many penalties are hurting the All Blacks badly; they must get onside with the whistleman. absorbing pressure is sometimes those penalties. “And in Ireland we had to absorb a lot of pressure because we let them off the hook with poor discipline. “We wouldn’t be doing an honest review if we didn’t deal with that.” It’s the brainless stuff that has been a coach killer on this tour. Too many times the All Blacks have casually transgressed at times when they were beginning to mount pressure. To give away 14 penalties as they did in Dublin was criminal and it left them playing without the ball and in their own territory for long periods. It also meant they spent most of the game tackling and not attacking. “What we say is that we don’t want any stupid ones,” says Hansen. “Some you can’t avoid. “It might be a scrum collapse and the referee is going to make a decision and it might be right and it might be wrong and these are the ones that we can’t avoid. “But silly offsides and high tackles you can. “Stepping round to the edge of the ruck to attack the halfback when he hasn’t picked the ball up is poor communication by the defensive line and someone being impatient. “Being edgy. They are avoidable.” - NZME

Michelsen in line for top honour Black Sticks livewire and Northlander Stacey Michelsen is one of five players shortlisted by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for Women’s Player of the Year. Michelsen, who has played 216 tests for New Zealand, had a stunning year at events such as the Hawke’s Bay Cup and Rio Olympic Games. “It is a huge honour to be nominated, particularly alongside the other nominees who I have a great amount of respect for as players,” Michelsen said. “It’s been a very tough year with the disappointment of not

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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): In the name of understanding where another person is coming from, you’ll learn about things that don’t interest you. It will either build character or the relationship or both. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): You’re going to change; you’re not going to lose who you are, though. By arranging the “you” differently, you’ll appear to be, and therefore experience life as, someone else. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): You’re in a sweet position to negotiate, because you don’t really need the thing you’re bargaining for. Be ready and willing – almost eager – to walk away from the deal, and you’ll get the best one. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): When others treat you poorly it doesn’t bring your value down; it brings theirs down. If this happens, rise above it. If, from that view, you still think a sharp response will help, apply it mindfully. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You’ve a new deliberateness to your being. You show up, tune in, keep flowing attention to what you’re doing and execute the action like it’s the only thing that exists in the world moment. For you, it is. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Make your point, but don’t present it as the absolute truth. You’ll be more convincing if you present it as one good option. Bring up the opposition, if only to prove you understand what you’re up against. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): These are normal conditions – no extenuating circumstances. What you see is what you’ll get more of. Is that acceptable? If not, do something now. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): There are those who believe the morally correct thing to do is that which results in the happiness of the majority. Right is right, and wrong is still wrong even when it’s the popular choice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): As conclusive as it may be, the evidence that, as of yet, has gone undiscovered cannot be factored into your decision. Buy time. You need to know more. Don’t act now. Better to wait and see. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Someone is trying to convince you that the story is neither true nor false – that the amount of truth it holds should be enough. Fuzzy logic won’t hold over time. It’s true or it’s not. Probably it’s not. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): No more messing around. You don’t need inspiration or research or tools. Get in there and put the hard work in. You can have this finished in a few hours if you apply yourself. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): The commercial world is a messy plurality of objects and services organised into a monetary system. Today it will help you to remember that this concept of money isn’t fixed or absolute. Negotiate.

ACROSS 1. Is able to appear in a filthy place if there’s not much to it (6) 4. Hardly a mark left when cell is halved (6) 9. Thing that is written in the papers (7) 10. Rascal who grows away from type (5) 11. They move boat from Basra, often in reverse (4) 12. Get weaker and possibly deaf (4) 13. Point on the which one is punctual (3) 15. Consider how a river reaches its mouth initially (4) 16. Seaweed extract from nickel plating (4) 19. A vehicle some abusers use (3) 21. Misfortunes make one sick on Sunday (4) 22. A clown will play around with one (4) 24. Under heat, nitrogen may be dispersed (5) 25. In the wing, tree is used for cleaning (7) 26. Bird that doesn’t finish the water-plant (6) 27. Agreement is the way it was posted (6)

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BODY, Katherine Elizabeth Ellen, (Kath) – Peacefully at Methven House on November 22, 2016, aged 87 years. Much loved daughter of the late Ann and Edmund Body, sister and sister in law of the late Euan and Audrey, the late Eddie and Hazel, Shirley and the late Clem, Margaret and the late Alan and Gladys and the late Alf. Loved aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt of her many nieces and nephews. Messages to 2510 Methven Highway, RD 6, Ashburton 7776. In lieu of flowers donations to the Methven Care Trust in appreciation of the wonderful care given to Kath would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A celebration of Kath’s life will be held at the Lyndhurst Reserve (former Lyndhurst School), 365 Springfield Road East on TUESDAY, November 29, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433

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HASKETT, Stanley (Reg no 437883) – On November 23, 2016 at Radius Millstream Ashburton Aged 95 years. Loved husband of Margaret for almost 60 years, father and father-in-law of Robert and Lesley, Garry and Carol, David and Pat, Wendy and Denis O’Reilly and John. Grandad of Christina and Chris Blythe, Chris and Darina, Brad and Emma, Anna and Jordan and great grandad of Brianna, Jaime and Jenna Blythe, Arlo, Libby and Kourtney and Mini. Messages to the Haskett Family, 21/25 Charlesworth Drive, Ashburton 7700. At Stanley’s request a private service will be held.

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather, and information. 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen DeGeneres brings her brand of humour to daytime talk. 0 10am Tipping Point Quiz show in which four players take on an extraordinary machine, hoping to win its jackpot. 11am The Chase Australia 0 Noon 1 News At Midday 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1:30 Coronation Street PGR 3 0 2pm Coach Trip 2:30 Four In A Bed 3pm Tipping Point 3:55 Te Karere 2 4:25 Millionaire Hot Seat 0 5pm The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Sesame Street 0 7am Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 0 7:15 Pokemon XY 3 7:45 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 8:10 Henry Hugglemonster 3 0 8:35 Doc McStuffins 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street 3 0 Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 0 2pm Judge Rinder PGR 3pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 3:30 Leon 0 3:35 Wander Over Yonder 0 4pm Lightning Point 0 4:30 The Adam And Eve Show 0 5pm 8 Simple Rules 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The Simpsons 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 MasterChef Australia Guest chef Curtis Stone joins the off-site team challenge, where each team must prepare a six-course degustation menu for 50 guests in two-and-a-half hours. 0 8:40 Coronation Street 0 10:40 1 News Tonight 0

7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 F Take Me Out 0 9pm The Voice PGR On the fourth and final night of battles, six more artists duet, hoping to reach the knockout rounds. 0 10pm Catherine Tate’s Nan 2015 Special 0 10:35 Two And A Half Men PGR (RPL) 0

11:10 F Love Child PGR Martha and Bowditch marry; Annie and Chris decide to elope. 0 12:15 Castle AO 3 Castle and Beckett play nanny to a lost child while solving a murder. 0 1:10 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 1:35 Infomercials

11:35 2 Broke Girls PGR 3 0 12:05 Scrubs PGR 3 0 1am Shortland Street 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:30 The Assets PGR 3 3:15 Beowulf – Return To The Shieldlands AO 3 4am Scandal AO 3 0 4:45 The Adam And Eve Show 3 0 5:10 Neighbours 3 0 5:35 Crash And Bernstein 3 0

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6am Paul Henry Paul Henry hosts a news show. 9am The Café Mike Puru and Mel Homer present a lifestyle and entertainment show. 10am Infomercials 11:25 Family Feud 3 Game show played by two competing teams, each consisting of four family members. 0 Noon Dr Phil AO 3 1pm M Love At The Parade PGR 2012 Romantic Drama. A woman falls for a consultant who helps her coordinate a Thanksgiving parade. Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo. 2:55 Entertainment Tonight 3:25 Sticky TV 4:25 Wipeout 0 5:25 Family Feud 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Friday Story 7:30 Now That’s Funny! PGR Entertaining viral videos from around the world presented in a light-hearted way. 0 8:35 The Graham Norton Show AO 3 0 9:35 Live At The Apollo AO 3 0 10:35 NewsHub Late

8:30 Hot Bench 3 Judge Judy and other judges debate before reaching a verdict. 9am The Crowd Goes Wild 3 9:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm Jamie And Jimmy’s Food Fight Club PGR 3 0 2pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR 3 3pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:30 Antiques Roadshow 3 0 4:35 Hot Bench 5pm Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Prime News 6pm Wheel Of Fortune Contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases to win money or prizes, all determined by a spin of The Wheel. 6:30 Jeopardy Fast-paced general-knowledge quiz. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Top Gear – Ambitious But Rubbish PGR 3 8:35 Bones AO 9:35 11.22.63 AO Jake finds an unlikely ally in a local drifter, as trailing Oswald takes him to the dark side of Dallas, where he realises Oswald may not be the only threat Kennedy will face. 10:35 Jane The Virgin PGR

6:30 Pukoro 3 2 7am Avatar 7:30 Pukoro 3 2 8am Miharo 2 8:30 Te Kaea 3 2 9am Kawe Korero – Reporters 9:30 Te Irikura 3 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 2 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Ako 3 2 3pm Hoiho 3 3:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 4pm Iwi Anthems 3 4:30 Whare Taonga 5pm Polyfest Kapa Haka (HLS) Scenes from the largest secondaryschool Polynesian festival in the world, which attracts 9,000 performers and 80,000 spectators. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm My Mokai 3 6:20 Huhu 6:30 Avatar 7pm Pukuhohe 7:30 Get Your Fish On 8pm Paki Vault 3 8:30 M The Saint AO 1997 Action Romance. An international thief needs one more robbery to reach the $50 million mark, but he did not count on falling in love with his target. Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue. 10:45 Te Kaea 3 2

6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Tiny House Nation 7:30 Wolverine – Chasing The Phantom 8:30 Reno v Relocate 9am The Water Brothers 9:30 A Taste Of The Yorkshire Dales 10:30 Property Brothers At Home 11:30 Toy Hunter Noon Tiny House Nation 1pm Gok’s Fill Your House For Free 2pm Matthew Evans – For The Love Of Meat 3pm Reno v Relocate 3:30 The Water Brothers 4pm Catching The Impossible Fishing enthusiasts travel through Britain to catch the biggest fish. 5pm My Ireland With Colin 6pm Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 7pm American Restoration 7:30 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 8:30 Double Your House For Half The Money 9:30 The Get Growing Roadshow 10pm Gardeners’ World 10:30 American Restoration

11:05 Bob’s Burgers PGR Gene and Louise are on their own when a mishap sends Tina to detention; Bob and Linda get into trouble with their accountant. 11:35 Bob’s Burgers PGR 12:05 American Dad PGR 12:30 Community PGR 3 1am Infomercials

11:35 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR A celebrity chat show. 12:35 Cricket – International (HLS) New Zealand v Pakistan. Test two at Seddon Park in Hamilton. 1:05 Home Shopping 2:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:05 Home Shopping

11:15 Kawe Korero – Reporters News reporters dissect and discuss the day’s news and events. 11:45 Closedown

11pm My Ireland With Colin Midnight The Liquidator 12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Reno v Relocate 1:30 The Water Brothers 2am Catching The Impossible 3am Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 4am The Get Growing Roadshow 4:30 Gardeners’ World 5am George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

MOVIES PREMIERE 6am Pay The Ghost MVLC 2015 Horror. Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Veronica Ferres. 7:35 Would Be Kings 16VLS (Mini-series) (Part 2) 9:05 #Lucky Number 16VLSC 2015 11.22.63 Double Your House for Half Comedy. Tom Pelphrey, the Money, 8:30pm on Choice Natalie Hall, Method Man. 9:35pm on Prime 10:30 A Broken Code MVLSC 2012 Crime. BRAVO THE BOX Michael Girgenti, Josh Webber. 10am Million Dollar Listing 6am CSI – New York Noon Deadpool NY 3 10:55 Keeping Up MV 6:50 The Simpsons 16VLSC 2016 Action With The Kardashians PG 7:15 Storage Wars Adventure. Ryan Reynolds, 3 11:45 Snapped PGR PG 7:40 Shipping Wars PG Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller. 3 12:40 N The Real 8:05 The Amazing Race 1:50 Pay The Ghost MVLC Housewives Of Orange PG 8:55 Criminal Intent MV 2015 Horror. Nicolas Cage, County 1:35 Below Deck 3 9:45 SVU MVS 10:35 Saints Sarah Wayne Callies, 2:35 Vanderpump Rules 3 And Strangers 16V (MiniVeronica Ferres. 3:25 Would 3:35 Abby’s Ultimate Dance series) 12:15 Whose Line Is Be Kings 16VLS (Mini-series) Competition 5:30 Top Chef It Anyway? US PG 1:05 The (Part 2) 5pm The Gallows MVC 6:30 Million Dollar Listing Force MC 1:30 Criminal 2015 Horror. Reese Mishler, NY PGR 7:30 The Real Intent MV 2:20 CSI – New Pfeifer Brown. 6:25 Jupiter Housewives Of New York York MV 3:10 The Amazing Ascending MV 2014 Action. City 8:30 M Pride Race PG 4pm Storage Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum. And Prejudice PGR 2005 Wars PG 4:30 Shipping 8:30 Term Life MVL 2016 Romantic Drama. When Wars PG 5pm The Crime. Hunted by the mafia spirited Elizabeth Bennet Simpsons PG 5:30 Criminal and set up by crooked police meets single, rich, and proud Intent MV 6:30 The officers, a wanted thug must Mr Darcy, Darcy reluctantly Force MC 7pm Storage stay alive long enough for finds himself falling in love Wars PG 7:30 NCIS his daughter to receive an with a woman beneath his MV 8:30 Elementary MV insurance payout. class. Based on Jane Austen’s 9:30 Law And Order – UK MV 10:05 Mission – Impossible: 10:30 SVU MVS 11:30 NCIS classic novel. Keira Knightley, Rogue Nation MV 2015 MV Matthew Macfadyen, Action. Tom Cruise, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench, SATURDAY Rebecca Ferguson. Brenda Blethyn. 12:30 The Amazing SATURDAY 11pm Keeping Up With The Race PG 1:20 Shipping 12:15 The Green Inferno Kardashians Wars PG 1:45 CSI – New 18VC 2013 Horror. Lorenza Izzo, 11:30 Snapped PGR York MV 2:35 SVU MVS Ariel Levy. 1:55 Jupiter SATURDAY 3:25 The Simpsons Ascending MV 2014 Action. 12:20 Infomercials 3 PG 3:55 Elementary MV 4am Term Life MVL 2016 5am Million Dollar Listing 4:45 Law And Order – UK MV Crime. 5:30 The Directors – Tom Shadyac PG NY 3 5:35 The Force MC

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7:05 Almost Famous MC 2000 Drama. Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson. 9:10 The Mummy – Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor MV 2008 Action. Brendan Fraser, Jet Li. 11:05 You’ve Got Mail PGL 1998 Romance. Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks. 1:05 Sex And The City 2 MLS 2010 Comedy. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon. 3:30 City Of Angels MS 1998 Romantic Drama. Meg Ryan, Nicholas Cage, Dennis Franz. 5:25 Head Over Heels MS 2001 Comedy. Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze jr. 6:50 Hot Tub Time Machine 16LS 2010 Comedy. John Cusack, Clark Duke. 8:30 A Nightmare On Elm Street 16VLS 2010 Horror. A contemporary re-imagining of the Wes Craven horror classic. Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner. 10:10 Starship Troopers 16V 1997 Sci-fi Thriller. Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards.

6am The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 6:30 World Sailing November. 7am Golf – World Cup (HLS) Round One. 7:30 Golf – European Tour Weekly Review 8am Rugby – The Breakdown 9am Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day One. 9:30 Inside Cricket 10:30 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day One. 1:05 TBC 1:35 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day One. 6:30 The Cricket Show 7pm World Rugby 7:30 Cricket – International (RPL) Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day One. Last two hours of play from Seddon Park, Hamilton. SATURDAY 9:45 L Football – 12:20 Crash 16VL 2004 Crime. A-League Western Sydney Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon. 2:10 The Making Wanderers FC v Brisbane Roar. From Spotless Stadium, Of We Own The Night PG Sydney. 2:25 City Of Angels MS 1998 SATURDAY Romantic Drama. Meg Ryan, Midnight Fox Sports News Nicholas Cage, Dennis Franz. 12:30 World Rugby 4:15 Head Over Heels MS 2001 Comedy. Monica Potter, 1am Golf – World Cup (HLS) Round Two. Freddie Prinze jr. 5:40 Hot 1:40 L Tennis – Davis Tub Time Machine 16LS Cup Final Croatia v Argentina 2010 Comedy. John Cusack, Clark Duke. – Day One.

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

SKY SPORT 2 6am #SkySpeed A review of the week’s motorsport highlights and the progress of Kiwis on the world stage. 6:30 School Of Hard Knocks 7am Hockey – Four Nations (RPL) India v Malaysia. 8:30 Hockey – Four Nations (RPL) Australia v New Zealand. 10am #SkySpeed 10:30 Rugby – Oceania 7’s (HLS) 11:30 Sky Sport Select Noon Fox Sports News 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 1pm Football – A-League (RPL) Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory. 3pm Sky Sports News UK 3:30 Select 4pm Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day One. 4:28 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Two. Morning session from Adelaide Oval. 8:55 Select 9:25 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Two. Afternoon session from Adelaide Oval.

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DISCOVERY 6am Auction Hunters 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG Man v Ice. 7:30 How Do They Do It? PG 8am Auction Hunters 8:30 MythBusters PG YouTube Special. 9:25 Harley And The Davidsons M Race to the Top. 10:45 Auction Hunters PG Whip It Good. 11:15 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M Guilty Until Proven Innocent. 12:10 Disappeared M Running for her Life. 1:05 The Perfect Murder M MurderIn-Law. 2pm How It’s Made PG 2:25 How It’s Made PG 2:55 How Do They Do It? PG 3:20 Auction Hunters 3:50 Gold Rush PG The Monster Lives. 4:45 Bering Sea Gold PG The Plague. 5:40 MythBusters PG Car v Rain. 6:35 MythBusters PG 7:30 You Have Been Warned M Homemade Hotshots. Can you mix electricity with swimming pools? What is the sound of homemade gunpowder? 8:30 World’s Biggest Shipbuilders PG Emergency. 9:30 Railroad Australia PG 10:30 How It’s Made PG 11pm How It’s Made PG 11:30 Gold Rush PG The Monster Lives.

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Adams hits cult status The most powerful man in American basketball has compared Steven Adams’ cult status to that of Dennis Rodman, the most outrageous player in the league’s history. NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the off-the-cuff remark during an interview with Radio Sport. And while he backtracked a little, Silver made it clear that the big Kiwi who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder had become a central character in an increasingly global league. “He (Adams) is a huge star, and not just in New Zealand but in the United States,” said Silver.

Aussie women dominant

Social netball player Devaun Thompson goes up for the big jump shot during Wednesday night’s games.

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Te Tahi puts up big numbers BY COLIN ENGELBRECHT COLIN.E@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

Mid Canterbury Netball’s summer league teams clashed again on Wednesday night during week eight of the games. Te Tahi pulled out the biggest win of the night scoring 43-24 against opponents One Hundred Percent. Stepping Stones remains unbeaten after adding a strong victory to their names, beating Fly Hunnys 39-6.

It was an exciting match between On Point Herambe’s Hombres and Tits and Bits with a close 19-18 match going to Tits and Bits. Cunning Stunts didn’t add to their winning streak after Splash ‘n’ Buckets proved too much in their 31-16 game. RMF managed to claw back another win in a close 23-21 match against High Rates. Tavendale and Partners are back in action after their loss to Stepping Stones last week,

beating Silver Thomas 27-19. Property Gurus added another victory to their names as they beat EA Networks 26-15. S & Giggles were in fine form again following their victory last week, this time adding Balls Up! to the list of teams defeated during their 32-15 game. Seeds R Us pulled a 22-13 victory out this week against Talley’s Cool Chips following a defeat last week. Disco Dukies won 19-6 over

Because We Can, Ruthless Roosters beat I Thought I Was Wine Tasting 23-12, The Scoregasms pulled out a decisive 33-9 win over Methven Magic and Dodgy Knees proved they were anything but with a 27-10 win against Gin and Tonic. However, Dream Team couldn’t keep the dream alive losing to Drinkerbells 32-9. Battle Dogs finished off their night on a high, winning 37-21 against Bench Warmers.

Grant aims high as triathlon season kicks off The start of the triathlon season in Christchurch is just days away, with the annual House of Travel triathlon festival on this Sunday at Pegasus. This year will see over 350 competitors taking part in a

variety of events, ranging from kids as young as 5, all the way up to professional athletes in the elite cup. The elite cup also marks the first race of the season in the Triathlon NZ National Junior se-

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ries, with the best up and coming athletes from around the region taking part and hoping to knock defending champion Mike Phillips off the podium. The elite cup will see athletes complete a 350m swim, a 10km

bike and a 2.5km run not once but twice. Methven’s Julia Grant will be aiming to go one better than her second place last year. She will be up against fellow New Zealand rep Laura Wood. - NZME

The relentless world leading Southern Stars are seeking a fivematch sweep of South Africa and the perfect performance. Wednesday’s nine-wicket rout of South Africa at North Sydney was Australia’s ninth straight women’s ODI cricket win and gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The two remaining games will be played at Coffs Harbour, though they won’t count toward the ICC women’s Champions trophy, which Australia were presented with on Wednesday.

Narine a Renegade Melbourne Renegades have recruited another West Indian to take Chris Gayle’s place, with spinner Sunil Narine joining the club for the upcoming Big Bash League season. Narine has starred in the Indian Premier League, winning two titles with Kolkata and taking 85 wickets across five seasons. The off-spinner, ranked ninth in the world for Twenty20 bowlers, has taken 40 T20 wickets for the West Indies at just over six runs per over. He joins Dwayne Bravo as the Renegades’ overseas players after Gayle’s controversial stint ended last season.

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