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State of Deep Creek sparks resignation

Inner Wheel national past president Di Patchett (left) and district Inner Wheel chair Carol Haskett (right) surprised inspirational Ashburton woman Sarah Clifford yesterday with a special award. PHOTO LINDA CLARKE 251116-LC-0304

Prestigious award for CanBead founder BY LINDA CLARKE


There was scarcely a dry eye in the house when Sarah Clifford was presented with Inner Wheel’s prestigious Margarette Golding Award yesterday. The honour has only been bestowed on a handful of women in New Zealand and Clifford, who battles melanoma and set up charitable trust to help other cancer sufferers, is now among them. Clifford started making jewellery with beads to take her mind off the melanoma and treatment; the distraction worked and she started CanBead workshops to help others. Now, six years on,

there is also a CanTackle, where people learn about fly fishing. Inner Wheel’s national body approved her nomination for the Margarette Golding Award on the recommendation of immediate past president Di Patchett, who heard Clifford speak at an Ashburton meeting. Recipients are decided by an international panel. Ashburton members of the organisation surprised Clifford with the award yesterday at a CanBead session and Patchett flew in from Wellington to present the prestigious pin. She said Inner Wheel, which started 80 years ago in New Zealand, was known for its integrity

and truthfulness, but some subterfuge had been required to surprise Clifford. Patchett had been awestruck by Clifford’s story. “She was faced with a life threatening condition at her age, with a young family and she had the courage and enterprise and the vision to see something she had got so much pleasure from could help others. It takes a very special person to think beyond her own situation and of others.” Clifford went on to set up the CanInspire Charitable Trust, which now runs CanBead and CanTackle. Margarette Golding was the founder of Inner Wheel and the

award in her name is only given to people who have made a significant difference to the lives of others and contributed to their community. Clifford, more used to springing surprises on others, was typically modest: “Wow.” The Ashburton woman was diagnosed with melanoma in 2008 and the CanInspire trust now distributes CanBead kits around the country. Volunteers make up the kits and tutor at the workshops. The diversion therapy is not only for cancer sufferers, but for anyone affected by illness, trauma or loss. The workshops and kits are free, and funded by donations.

A Central South Island Fish and Game councillor has resigned over the state of Deep Creek, an important fish breeding stream on the Rangitata River. Steve Gerard says the river’s Conservation Order has provided no protection for the stream and he is frustrated the stream has been allowed to reach its current state. A change of attitude was needed by some councillors and staff to repair it, he said. Gerard, a fishing guide for 12 seasons, said the world class trout fishery and important salmon spawning stream had been diverted down a narrow side stream that offered little in fisheries value. A section of the main stream had since gone dry. “This stream, that was once a premium destination for both local anglers and guided fishing parties, is now a shadow of its former self.” Gerard was the fifth highest polling councillor in Fish and Game elections in 2015 and said at the time he was standing because he was disillusioned with responses to his concerns about Deep Creek. He says the stream can be fixed and that he has asked the Auditor General’s office to look into his concerns.

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Hundreds of new entrants check out the college By Noah Graham

Hundreds of Ashburton students had the chance to test out their potential schools for next year as Ashburton College and Ashburton Intermediate School held their new entrant’s days. Yesterday, Ashburton College hosted more than 250 students who had the chance to experience what school life is like at the secondary school level. The students were split into family form groups and were taught science or PE for a period. Ashburton College head of junior school Carolyn Clough was pleased how the day went. The students Clough spoke to had enjoyed the day. “From my point of view, it was a real success,” she said. Ashburton Intermediate School were joined by about 200 Year 8 students from across Ashburton schools to have a look at how the school and its lessons operated. Ashburton Intermediate School principal Brent Gray said the day was a good opportunity for students to have an in-depth look with their friends at how the school runs on a day-to-day basis. “It is a good chance for them to ask questions,” he said.

Ashburton Borough School students were some of the hundreds who visited Ashburton College yesterday to see if it will be the right school for them. PHOTO NOAH GRAHAM 251116-NG-0301


Casual users banned from pools By Sue NewmaN

Casual users and unlocked gates will no longer be allowed on community pools built on reserve land in the Ashburton District. As tough, new health and safety regulations come into effect, they will see significant changes in the way some of the Ashburton District’s community swimming pools are run. Five pools – Rakaia, Mayfield, Mt Somers, Hinds and Ruapuna – will be affected by changes in the way they operate as responsibility for safety moves from the community or swim club onto the

Cindy Meadows council. During the summer the pools are usually run by a swimming club or pool committee

on behalf of a reserve board but the shift in ultimate responsibility onto the council means rules around the operations of those pools will be tightened. At Thursday’s council meeting people and capabilities advisor Cindy Meadows said a phone survey, audit and discussion with each community pool group had identified the improvements that would be needed pre-season to reduce the level of risk. “We’ve had to run this review to ensure we have people accessing our pools without risk and the objective of this is to become consistent across all pools,” she said.

The most significant change for those pools is that casual users will no longer be allowed and gates will have to be locked at all times. Access to the pools can now only be by registered users who have been provided with a key for the season. Children under 14 must be actively supervised by a caregiver aged 16 and over and there are new regulations around first aid kits and rescue devices. All pools will now be audited pre and mid-season. The council’s survey showed that the Rakaia pool was cur-

rently the closest to meeting the new standards – it provides formal supervision for swimmers, has a locked gate with a formal key system and has a first aid kit available. Currently Hinds has a key system, Mt Somers locks its gate after 8pm but Mayfield and Ruapuna have an unlocked gate at all times. The council wanted to provide services and assistance to help the volunteer groups, Meadows said. “But as a council we’re ultimately responsible, so doing this is not an option.”

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Standing up against violence By Colin EngElBrECht

For many Netherby School students their day started with a rumble and a roar as a parade of motorcyclists entered their school. A number of White Ribbon Riders visited the school as part of their week-long White Ribbon Ride. White Ribbon Day, held every year on November 25, is the international day for the elimination of violence towards women. The riders left Picton on October 18 to travel down the South Island visiting schools and other places to talk about respectful relationships and stopping family violence. They travelled down the West Coast stopping off at various towns before hitting Invercargill and now they’re travelling up on the east. Heath Turner – better known as Shrek to his fellow riders – said they finish today. He first got involved with the riders last year when a friend of his invited him to ride with them. “It’s something we all believe in and it’s good to do it,” he said. Other events were held throughout the day and earlier in the week. At lunchtime yesterday a free barbecue was set up on the chessboard on East Street where people could go and sign a pledge against violence towards women. They could also pick up reading material about violence and where to get help. The pledge was signed by a number of Ashburton College

The tagging of Ashburton Borough School overnight Thursday signals the continuing trend of vandalism in the town. A large set of doors was tagged with spray paint at the school and

Unlikely friends A police officer and pig have become unlikely friends. It could have been goodbye pork pie for the starving school pet, stranded in Kaikoura after this month’s earthquake, if not for police feeding it. New Zealand Police posted on social media yesterday saying they were called when the wild pig stopped people getting into their school. When Constable Toni Woodroffe turned up “the pig jumped up on her like a dog” because it was starving. Woodroffe has taken the school pet food a few times so it wouldn’t go hungry. - NZME

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students as well as mayor Donna Favel and many others. White Ribbon ambassador and social worker Evans Chibanguza said he wanted to spread the message of ending violence against women. He said this year’s campaign focused on respectful campaigns so they were targeting youth. Methven Medical Centre has also been taking part in White Ribbon week and as part of their holistic care they have been asking their patients if they have been affected by intimate partner violence. On average New Zealand Police record 3500 convictions against men for violence on women. Around 14 women a year are killed by their partner.

Ashburton College students sign the pledge to stand up and speak out against violence towards women. PHOTO COLIN ENGELBRECHT 251116-CE-0310

MAYOR TAKES THE PLEDGE Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel has put her support behind ending violence against women, after signing the White Ribbon pledge at yesterday’s district council meeting. Favel said she took the pledge to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence towards women as a sign of her personal commitment to the White Ribbon cause.

“Family violence is a terrible reality for too many women in our country. It is up to communities to stand up to this kind of behaviour and reject it whenever we can. By working together, we can seek to end this violence and bring about necessary change. It’s about stopping the cycle,” she said. Several Ashburton District councillors also signed the pledge at yesterday’s meeting.

Taggers target Ashburton Borough School By Colin EngElBrECht

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community constable Mark Dryland said it’s not one of the usual signatures. He said the pavilion in the domain was also targeted, but windows were broken instead. Dryland said police received about two reports of tagging each

week. The most important thing with graffiti and tagging is to contact police to report it and then wash it off as soon as possible. Dryland said police keep a database of tagging and they track the offending as new information comes in. He said if people

encounter someone tagging they should immediately call police on 111. Graffiti removal kits are available from Kevin Clifford at Community House and if the graffiti is dealt to within 12 hours the kits are very effective.

One in five Kiwis text while driving, according to a new survey tracking risky driving behaviours. The survey, commissioned by IAG insurance, also found more than 50 per cent of people said they eat or drink while driving – the most common hazardous behaviour identified. It found 14 per cent of people – more than 1 in 8 – said they still took phone calls in the car without a hands-free device. - NZME

Part of mall unsafe Part of a Wellington mall may be demolished after the 7.8 earthquake turned it into a public safety risk. Engineers found part of the Queensgate Shopping Centre carpark would be dangerous if another earthquake happened. The shopping centre itself is structurally sound and open to the public. The Hutt City Council said that it had been told the northeastern building of the complex would be a safety risk in another earthquake. About 80 shops in the unaffected Queensgate Shopping Centre complex have reopened - NZME

Being creative is good Cooking a meal from scratch or knitting a jersey can ward off depression in students, new research suggests. Painting, drawing and writing also helps to boost a sense of well-being to keep spirits high. Experts say these “old-fashioned activities” that are favoured by the Women’s Institute may lead to an upward spiral of emotions in young adults. -NZME

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Cat back after pole adventure By Colin EngElBrECht

A startled cat was the culprit in an almost hour-long power outage in Tinwald earlier this week. Benny is now back at home safe with his fellow cat Buddy, after he scaled a power pole on Wednesday evening. Maureen Pawsey, his owner, said it all started when her daughter was visiting on Wednesday and as she went to leave they noticed a cat halfway up the pole. Pawsey said at the time she didn’t realise it was Benny because it was too far away for her to see. However, when her daughter went further down the road she saw that it was Benny. Initially her daughter tried to reach him but it was just too high and he ended up climbing further up the pole to the first cross bar. It was at that point Pawsey said her daughter decided to call the fire brigade to ask if they could help get the cat down. Unfortunately because it was live wires the fire brigade wouldn’t be able to help out so a linesman was called. The power was cut to prevent Benny electrocuting himself and as the linesman used a bucket lift to get to Benny, the cat leapt off the pole and into a neighbouring property. Pawsey said it was not his usual behaviour and he’s never run away before. “We were just quite amazed that he didn’t get electrocuted. “He hasn’t been far since he came back,” she said. She said the three-year-old cat would sometimes visit Tinwald School across the road, or go to their neighbours to torment their small dogs. But for now Benny is happy sitting in his favourite chair inside.

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Toot for Tucker ready to roll By Sue NewmaN

Sixteen years on some of the faces might have changed, but what hasn’t changed when car horns start blaring on Monday night is the generosity of the community to give bags of groceries to the annual Toot for Tucker foodbank appeal, says a spokesperson. For all of those years, Ashburton County Lions has been the driving force behind the annual appeal that sees the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul well stocked with groceries ahead of the festive season. And each year the giving gets bigger. All records were broken last year when 320 banana boxes filled with groceries were given to the two charities; she is hoping this year’s effort will top that. It’s a simple recipe – collectors gather, pick up their maps and boxes and head out to drive the streets of town, tooting their horns to signal they are in the area. Residents head for their front gates, bags filled with groceries in their hands and hand them over to collectors. Specially marked bags supplied

Collectors for the 2015 Toot for Tucker receive last-minute instructions before hitting the streets to collect groceries that boost the district’s foodbanks. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 301115-TM-121 by Property Brokers will arrive in mailboxes this week and people can fill these or they can use supermarket bags. What the groceries are in doesn’t matter, it’s the giving that counts, she said.

Two years ago the collection moved its headquarters to the Ashburton Racecourse; it had outgrown its previous base in the Walnut Avenue cricket pavilion. Non-perishable food, toiletries,

pet food, miscellaneous groceries, they are all welcome, but what’s not wanted are items that have come from the back of the pantry with a long-ago expiry date. The response is generally pretty

amazing, the spokesperson said. “A lot of people who do give are happy to do this because for them it’s come round full circle; in the past they may have been recipients of help.” Residents who know they may not be home when the horns start tooting in their area, can leave their bags of food at the gate, she said. While Toot for Tucker focuses its collection efforts on Ashburton, other groups and organisations have mounted their own collection projects. Among these are the Hinds Fire Brigade and students at several schools. Collectors with their trucks or cars and trailers should be at the Ashburton Racecourse by 5.45pm on Monday to receive instructions and collect route maps. Most are on the road for around two hours before returning laden with bags and boxes of goodies. As donations arrive at the racecourse, Lions members begin the long job of sorting and boxing these ready for collection by the charities. This year a third, Presbyterian Support, has been added to the list.


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Special Olympians win gold By Colin EngElBrECht

Ashburton’s Special Olympics Bocce team won gold for their efforts last weekend. Four players travelled to Nelson to play in the Special Olympics South Island Regional Bocce Tournament on November 19 and 20. Nine teams from across the South Island, as well as a team from Whanganui, competed in the pairs and fours category. Mark Rushton and Joanne Inwood’s pairs team won a gold medal while the second pairs team with Teresa Thompson and Emma Hurst scored ribbons and the fours team also placed well. Special Olympics Ashburton president Colleen Lindsay said it was a very long weekend, but they all performed well. “I couldn’t believe it, I was really surprised. “They started reading out the names and I didn’t hear ours and I thought they’d missed us and then the gold was awarded,” she said. The games were played on the Tahuna Beach Courts and Lindsay said the last event on the Sunday had to be cancelled due to high winds. The team now qualifies to compete in the national bocce tournament at the end of next year. Lindsay said without the generous support of community organisations and individuals who have been donating time and money, none of the success of Ashburton’s Special Olympians would be possible.

Ashburton Special Olympics Bocce players (from left) Teresa Thompson, Mark Rushton, Joanne Inwood and Emma Hurst all placed well in the Special Olympics South Island Regional Bocce Tournament. Colleen Lindsay and Colleen Inwood stand on the right of the group. PHOTO SUPPLIED


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A helping hand for hospice By Sue NewmaN

Thanks to a Good in the Hood project run by Z service stations, volunteers working with Hospice Mid Canterbury now have a larger range of recreational resources and activities to use with their clients. The project raised more than $1300 for the community organisation and this has been used to buy a range of games and puzzles that can be used to entertain people with life-limiting illnesses. Volunteers spend time with clients to provide carers with a break but that time is also invaluable for the clients, creating an opportunity to expand their activities and their contacts, said hospice trustee Jane Wright. For families caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, providing care could become the core of their relationship. When a volunteer provided carers with a break, it also created an opportunity for the ill person to talk to someone different and often conversations were started and memories revived when games were played, she said. Hospice Mid Canterbury was steadily growing its network as the

community became aware of the services it could offer, but the biggest stumbling block for many people was always accepting that they needed help, Wright said. “We’re always keen to hear from people who want help in any capacity; it’s important people know that it’s okay to ask for help.” Volunteer Marg Watson said the role was an immensely rewarding one and was as much about ensuring social contact was maintained and another layer of emotional help provided as it was in giving carers a break. Hospice Mid Canterbury is a community-based service focused on enhancing the quality of life for all those in Mid Canterbury dealing with life-limiting illness and bereavement. It provides support, education and therapies for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers. As well as providing volunteers for support such as companionship and providing carers with a break, the core services it offers are counselling, bereavement support, writing life stories, massage, reiki therapy, and books for adults and children dealing with illness, the end of life journey and grief.

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. The entrance to the new Acute Assessment Unit is next to the main hospital entrance. Outdoor shoes will need to be removed before you enter.

Z Ashburton manager Jimmy Tweddle (right) hands over a range of games and puzzles bought with funds raised through the Good in the Hood project to Marg Watson and Dale Earnshaw, volunteers for Hospice Mid Canterbury. PHOTO AMANDA KONYN 181116-AK-051

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Virtual dairy farm experience Green pastures dotted with dairy cows are familiar sights for most New Zealanders, but are less common in other parts of the world. So curious about what life is like on a New Zealand dairy farm, delegates at the recent NIZO Protein Dairy Conference in Singapore donned virtual reality headsets to step briefly into the dairy farm virtual world. Fonterra’s General Manager of NZMP Ingredients for South & East Asia, Hamish Gowans, said that the virtual dairy farm experience was an exciting and innovative way to bring to life the New Zealand story of lush pastures, cared-for cows and finest dairy. “With their headsets projecting 3-D images of a typical dairy farm environment, complete with sounds, delegates were able to get a sense of the origins of our dairy ingredients – a new experience for many.” NZMP was a sponsor of this

year’s conference, which brings together global food industry representatives to discuss growing opportunities in the milk protein market. “Fonterra is well known for its whole milk and skim milk powders, but companies may not be as familiar with our higher-value, more advanced ingredient solutions. The conference provided us with a great opportunity to speak to potential customers about our wide range of high-value ingredients.” Gowans said that more consumers are looking for specific nutritional benefits in their foods, especially turning to protein for the benefits of muscle maintenance and recovery, as well as weight management. “The global protein ingredients market is poised for huge growth as more consumers seek healthier diets. This means protein-fortified foods are becoming more mainstream.”

Enjoying a ride into the past John Wylie and Helen Harper from Terrace View Retirement Village. PHOTOS SUE NEWMAN 221116-SN-1

Taking a visit down memory lane More than 150 seniors from Ashburton’s resthomes took a step back in time this week when they gathered at Tinwald’s Plains Railway to enjoy a social afternoon. As smoke billowed into the sky and the elderly trains chugged down the line, the stories started flowing of the train trips taken in their youth. The team from the plains were on hand to open up the various museums and displays and members of the Ashburton Vintage Car Club turned up with several vehicles to take their guests for a spin. Right - Happy to be back in their motoring past, Margaret and Ted Paisley. 221116-SN-3



Conference delegates delve into the dairy farm virtual world.

Maori, Mana parties consider working 10499752AH together PROOF TIME 27/10/2016 9:29:20 a.m. 11/04/16 LAST RUN: SIZE: 1/4 PG HZ on what is best for our people and The leaders of the Maori Party to put the interests of our people and Mana Party have hailed “hisfirst and foremost,” Maori Party toric” talks as they probe a pospresident Tukuroirangi Morgan sible agreement to cooperate at said. next year’s election. Both Mana and the Maori Party Executives of both parties met suffered setbacks in the 2014 genin Whangarei on Thursday. eral election. “This is a significant occasion Morgan, elected president of where we have been able to put the Maori Party in July, has been aside our differences and focus

a driving force between the Maori Party-Mana talks. There was some bad blood between Harawira and Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell after Harawira’s split from the Maori Party, but Flavell has said he could work with any party in the best interests of Maori and the nation. -NZME

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Gunman targets home French police searched yesterday for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said. An unusually large police operation was launched to search for the suspected attacker, believed to be armed with a shotgun and a knife. The identity of the assailant and motive for the killing were unclear. The press service for the gendarmes, or military police, couldn’t say whether the incident was linked to a terrorist act. Security at religious and other sites has been increased after a string of Islamic extremist attacks on France. A gendarme service spokesman said more than 100 members of the security forces were dispatched to the village of Montferrier-sur-Lez, near the city of Montpellier in the southern tip of France. Prosecutor Christophe Bar-

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A woman was killed by a masked intruder carrying a knife and sawn-off shotgun at retirement home for monks and nuns near Montpellier in France. ret told reporters that a woman who works at the retirement home called police to say she had been attacked. When the officers arrived,

they found the body of another woman, gagged and tied up outside the building with three stab wounds, the gendarme spokesman said.

Kings’ hit single Don’t Worry Bout It became a national sensation and now it’s helped him break one of Lorde’s longheld records. Kings’ hit has been the number one New Zealand single for 19 consecutive weeks, breaking the record previously held by Lorde, whose hit Royals held the top spot for 18 weeks. It’s another in a long line of huge achievements for the North Shore man, whose real name is Kingsdon ChappleWilson. He just picked up the New Zealand Music Award for breakthrough artist of the year and he’s due to release his debut EP.

The worker who alerted police did not suffer serious injuries but was deeply rattled, and no one else at the residence was harmed. - AP


China scaffolding collapse kills 67 workers Scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China collapsed into a deadly heap on Friday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on about 70 workers in the country’s worst work-safety accident in over two years. At least 67 people were killed by the collapse of the work platform at a power plant cooling tower that was under construction, state media reported. Two others were injured and one worker was missing. The cooling tower was being built in the city of Fengcheng in Jiangxi province when the scaffolding tumbled down, an official with the local Work

Rescue workers look for survivors after a work platform collapsed at the Fengcheng power plant in eastern China’s Jiangxi Province. PHOTO AP Safety Administration, said by telephone. The reported death toll sug-

gested that nearly all the construction workers at the cooling tower perished.

Close to 70 people were working at the site when the scaffolding gave out, according to local media reports. About 500 rescue workers, including paramilitary police officers, were digging through the debris with their hands, according to state broadcaster CCTV. It showed debris strewn across the floor of the cavernous, 165-metre-high concrete cooling tower, in the middle of which stood an unfinished structure. Rescue dogs were seeking to locate survivors or the bodies of victims, while backhoes shifted wreckage to the margins of the massive round tower. - AP

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Treasure trove of artist’s work A treasure trove of paintings and drawings by Methven retired artist Viera Beattie have been discovered following her death last month. Susan Sandys reports.



iera Beattie was six weeks short of her 100th birthday when she passed away last month. The retired artist was considered reserved and private, leading an unassuming life as a resident of 30 years in one of the self-contained units at Methven House. Viera got an early start to her artistic career, winning prizes in her youth at the Methven A&P Show. She went on to become a teacher as well as an artist, and is believed to have retired from painting about 20 years ago. Never having married and being an only child, it was left to friends and relatives to discover a treasure trove of her work following her death. They were overwhelmed by the large number of paintings, drawings, sketches and calligraphy items, not to mention the high quality of the works. There are an estimated more than 100 works, which are currently being exhibited at the Methven Art Gallery at the Methven Heritage Centre. Viera was not so modest that she did not delight in showing some friends her works over the years. “She would always like to show something she had done,” said one friend, while another said she had hardly seen any of the pieces despite visiting her regularly. They described her work, including composition, portraits, landscape and still life, as “extraordinary”. The discovery got her friends and relatives delving into her interesting artistic past, and organising an exhibition at the Methven Art Gallery. Viera studied drawing and painting at Julian Ashton Art School Sydney 1951 to 1955, and also studied lettering and calligraphy in the city. She exhibited around New Zealand including with New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Wellington from 1956, Canterbury Society of Arts and Ashburton Society of Arts from 1965, and won several art prizes. Her work made its way into public and private collections in New Zealand, as well as in England, France and Australia. The Methven community benefited from having such a strong artistic talent in its midst, and she undertook a variety of jobs including designing the Methven Lions Club logo, Mt Hutt skifield monograms, and doing gold lettering on Methven Cemetery headstones.


Above – Viera Beattie helps Methven A&P Association members in 2012 in preparation for the 100th show. Right – An exhibition of Viera Beattie’s work is at the Methven Art Gallery.



Above – Relative Jan Clucas and friends Vivienne Lamb and Margaret Johnson organise artworks at the exhibition. Right – Drawings are among over 100 artworks discovered. 231116-SS-010



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ou’ve been a productive busy person all your life and suddenly you’ve retired and you have time on your hands. It’s an age old dilemma but having a plan can help ease the transition into slowing down. Here are our top tips for keeping busy and at the same time keeping mentally healthy.

Write your memoirs This could be in the form of letters to your living relatives, or journal entries every day. Recording your past experiences and adventures will allow you to share these moments with loved ones and relay life lessons to others. You can start by recording your memories in a journal or writing letters to a specific family member, such as your children or grandchildren.

Read your way through a book list Maybe you have an ongoing list of books you’ve been keeping all these

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years for when you have the time to delve into them. Head to your local library and work your way through a book list, whether it’s a personal one you have been keeping, or a comprehensive book list of Western classics.

Learn a new language Exercising your brain by learning a new language will keep your mental facilities sharp and clear. Try a computer based language program like Rosetta Stone or Duolingo. If you are looking for a reason to get out of the house, sign up for a language class where you do activities and practise sessions to improve your conversation skills.

Do a weekly physical activity Staying active is another important way to stay busy during retirement. A physical activity like tennis, golfing, swimming, biking or jogging, done once a week, can keep you healthy and grounded.


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The range of equipment in our shop has also increased as a result of the exposure of our mobile service. Before, we had to refer people elsewhere for assistive products but now we have many of the most popular items ourselves in our shop. We’ve now had a year since the introduction of the Total Mobility Taxi card in place of the old paper voucher system. Despite some early communication problems it’s been a successful change and users will be thankful they no longer need to post back old voucher butts for new books. With over 2000 clients, Aspire Canterbury is the largest Total Mobility agency in Canterbury.

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ecently, a close friend observed a proud and dignified elderly woman in care request a trip to the bathroom, only to be told by a caregiver, “Just go in your pull ups dear...we are too busy.” This is a spectre that haunts us all; the notion of having all of our faculties but having lost every shred of dignity and independence. It is a grim thought and we only deal with it by refusing to believe it “could happen to me”. At about the same time other similarly elderly friends returned elated and glowing after a planned extreme adventure overseas. This is why we now say that age is just a number and for many people it is. But ageing is also emerging as one of the greatest areas of inequality. The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study has revealed that stress and disadvantage as a child lays the foundations for chronic disease. A life of poverty further ensures that lifestyle choices are limited, stress is maximised, and the scene is set for early onset

of chronic illness and disability as a precursor to the ageing process. The growing bulge of older people in our population is too well recognised to require further description. At the simplest level, the number of people available in the workforce will progressively become disproportionately smaller than those who have retired, regardless of whether they are living independently or receiving care. As a country, we need to be giving considerable thought to cost-effective, workforce-sensitive and attractive ways to support an ageing population. In a recent visit to the Netherlands to explore some of their innovations in aged care, a number of things stood out to me. One stunning example was De Hogweyk, a village for the care of people with dementia. Founded 23 years ago, the village is resourced in the same manner and to the same level as all residential facilities, and receives people with severe dementia for permanent long-term care until death. However, the person-centred approach to dementia care sets this

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – In which country would you find Cape Columbia? a. USA b. Canada c. Colombia 2 – Motown Records originated in which US city? a. Chicago b. Detroit c. Tallahassee 3 – Which country wants to extradite Julian Assange? a. Norway b. Sweden c. USA 4 – Which musician has a backing band called The Heartbreakers? a. Bruce Springsteen b. Cliff Richard c. Tom Petty 5 – The Houti rebellion is taking place in which country? a. Yemen b. Somalia c. Sudan 6 – Where will the 2019 Rugby World Cup be held? a. Argentina b. USA c. Japan 7 – When will Donald Trump be inaugurated as President of the United States? a. December 22, 2016 b. January 20, 2017 c. January 31, 2017 8 – How many times has Tim Shadbolt been elected mayor of Invercargill? a. Six b. Seven c. Eight

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In brief Rain ruins first day DRS was the major talking point at the end of a rain-shortened first day’s play in the second test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Hamilton following the dismissal of the home side’s captain Kane Williamson. New Zealand, put in to bat on a green wicket by Pakistan’s stand-in skipper Azhar Ali, were 2-77 when the umpires ended the day’s play at 4.30pm after light rain had forced the players off before lunch. Opener Jeet Raval was on 35, while Ross Taylor was on 29. But it was the controversial dismissal of Williamson that proved the main talking point after he was given out for 13 after a review. - NZME

Loe and Ili still in doubt Injury clouds remain over New Zealand Breakers centre Rob Loe and guard Shea Ili ahead of their NBL game against the Taipans in Cairns. The pair will travel to North Queensland for tomorrow’s game but coach Paul Henare says a decision about their availability will be left until close to tip-off. Ili suffered a lower back fracture in the pre-season and is yet to play while Loe has been sidelined with a foot injury, missing the win and loss to the Hawks last week. - NZME

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Peter Collins bowed out of the Lowry Cup in style after winning the tournament for a fifth time in Methven last Sunday. He saw off a defiant Roger Gutberlet 21-20 in what developed into a thrilling final. It was another impressive milestone in an already accomplished bowling career. Collins now has 10 sub-district titles to his name; he also won two centre titles in Canterbury before moving south almost two decades ago. During his time in Mid Canter-

bury, Collins has been crowned champion twice in triples and pairs and once in fours in addition to his Lowry Cup wins. He recently returned to Allenton after spell at the Ashburton Club, where he played and won with his son, Shane. Collins’ success over a career spanning 36 years is certainly inspiring in its own right. But what makes his haul of titles even more impressive is achieving it while living with and managing emphysema. The 76-year-old doesn’t allow the condition to get in the way of him playing, though.

While this year’s Lowry success will more than likely be his final outing in the district’s premier singles competition, he will still be a regular in club singles and team matches. Collins, who now sits third on the Lowry list behind father and son Sandy and Alastair Keith, commended the level of talent in Mid Canterbury, particularly at the Allenton club. “It’s a game you can play at all ages, I have emphysema and I still play,” he said. “It incorporates everyone, it attracts a lot of older people but there is a lot of younger ones

coming in that are very good.” He received plenty of phone calls from his fellow Allenton players after picking up his tenth title, and credits the club and its members for their wholesome approach to the game. “I’m getting a bit older now, I thought I’ll go in again and see if I can get five and I did,” he said. “I enjoy the camaraderie of it, and the challenge and competitiveness – it’s great.” You would be forgiven for assuming Collins’ title haul will remain on the magic number 10, but it may not be sensible to bet against him adding another.

An “aggrieved” Faf du Plessis is appealing an International Cricket Council decision to fine him for ball tampering in the second Test against Australia. The ICC announced the verdict on Tuesday and fined the Proteas captain his entire match fee from the Hobart test, but he avoided a ban for the third test in Adelaide where he hit 118 not out on Thursday. He was found to have been shining the cricket ball with a sweet in his mouth. “Faf has decided to appeal the match referee’s decision after he and his legal team had studied the written reasons provided by the match referee.” Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said. - AAP

Rooney attacks media Wayne Rooney has taken another swipe at the media after becoming Manchester United’s all-time leading European goalscorer with the opening goal against Feyenoord. The 31-year-old, who broke the deadlock in a 4-0 win, has dominated the headlines since pictures emerged showing the Three Lions skipper looking the worse for wear during the international break. Rooney fought his corner after United’s draw with Arsenal last Saturday, saying “what’s been going on is disgraceful”, that his treatment showed “a lack of respect” and that “enough is enough”. - PA


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ber 19 Race - 21 km half marathon Time - 3h31m21s (I wanted to write “2h21” but you can check it out on the website. Haha) Stops - NONE Achievement - Ran most of the race (with a little 500m or so walk halfway) Here are the details of my first ever half marathon event… 4.50am – Time to get up! As soon as the alarm rudely interrupted my sleep, I jumped out of bed. That is a first, as I am always hitting the snooze button three times at least before getting up. I guess I really didn’t want to miss the race. 5am – Cooking my omelette (that actually was more like scrambled eggs that day – ah, nerves), toasting my bread and getting my coffee ready. 5.10am – Eating breakfast looking at the beautiful scenery of Lake Wakatipu from the apartment and repeating to myself “You’ve got this”, “You’ll be fine”, “One km at a time”, “You can do it”. 5.25am – Time to shower and dress. Three preventive plasters on each foot, right knee strapped, sunscreen on, tissues in pockets, favourite running top and pants on. Feeling good but nervous. 5.40am – Packing my drop bag with water belt, lollies, headphones, cap, iPhone arm band, iPhone and race number. Triple checking that I had everything I need. 5.50am – Waiting, waiting, waiting. Praying for a bowel movement before the race. Which after a long wait happened. Feeling relieved. 6.20am – Leaving the apartment and walking to the Queenstown Memorial Centre to get on the shuttle that will bring me to the start line. 6.35am – Waiting in a long queue to get on one of the shuttles. I must hand it to the organisers of the marathon, it is a well-oiled machine!

6.45am – En route to the start line, which was approximately 20 minutes away from the town centre. Going up and up, I was looking at the amazing scenery around me, breathing deeply, trying to relax and calm myself. And then boom – the bus couldn’t go up, the gears weren’t responding. I thought “oh no”, don’t tell me the bus I am in won’t make the start line. Someone sitting behind me joked and said to the driver “Should we all get out and push?” I was thinking “please no”. The gears finally started working again and up we went again. Pfff. 7.05am – At the start line with an hour to go before the race starts. I was amazed by the number of people around me. I knew there would be a lot, however, I didn’t

know there would be that many. Trying to keep myself busy and also still trying to relax. I enjoyed meeting people chatting, listening to the guy on the microphone who was entertaining us (really funny guy) and looking at people warming up to the race with a trainer who was there to help everyone move to some funky tunes. Suddenly someone tapped on my shoulder and said “Are you Emma from the Guardian?” “Ahh, yes I am”, wondering who he was. He continued “I like your column very much. It is really inspiring.” I was really flattered and touched that he came up to

me. We had a quick chat and said “good luck” to each other. He gave me the best boost I could have hoped for. I thought “I need to finish this race now, there is no way I am not.” Thank you, thank you Chris. 7.30am – Met with Henry’s brother who was also doing the race. It was great to see a familiar face in the middle of a sea of strangers. As you are supposed to have the faster runners starting first, Simon went to the start line and I waited for my turn to come. I thought I would do it between 3 to 3.30 hours so I had to start in the last group, the slow bunch. Haha. 8.20am – I finally started running, passing the mat of the start line which activated my time. “No coming back Emma, You’re in now for 21km.” In the weeks leading to the race, I was told by a few people that the race was “pretty much flat” with a “big hill at the 10km mark”. And here I am passing the start line and straight running on a little hill. I thought “What is this? This isn’t flat, this is definitely an incline.” I panicked for a few seconds thinking that this track may not be at all flat or that my definition of flat is different to other people’s and that it might be up and down hills for 21km. Oh my. I hoped not. I ran calmly (people had warned me not to rush at the start and run like you would on your own) and enjoyed the scenery, the atmosphere, taking it all in. What a great atmosphere. Everybody was happy. Everybody was there for their own reasons, mine was to prove to myself that I could do a half marathon. Before I knew it, I had run 5-6km without realising it, enjoying every minute of it. It is true the people around you boost you. I then started to have sore toes, like they were frozen. I don’t know what happened there as I never had this feeling before. I tried to move my toes and get them to move again. It helped,


but on and off I had this pain all the way. At around the 9km mark, my right knee started to hurt so I did some different strides and got rid of it for a while. I then suddenly saw this big hill in front of me and thought “oh my, that is the big hill. Very steep.” I kept running but halfway through it, I felt like I was going backward, and was wondering if I would ever reach the top. I decided then to walk. I walked half of it and then another couple of hundred metres to get my breathing back. It is a very tough hill, I can tell you that much. I then started running again until the end of the race, despite the pain on my knee and toes. How did I do it? I am not sure. I wanted to walk again a million times, however I didn’t. I thought of you all, of Chris and I kept going and going. Here and there along the way, people would say “Go Emma, go Emma” and that helped too. Strangers or fellow competitors supporting you and encouraging you made all the difference. One of the participants tapped on my shoulder at some stage (around 13km mark) and said to me “you’re doing well, keep going”. She must have seen I was struggling. I looked at her and thanked her for giving me a second wind. She was bigger than me and running so I thought then “if she runs and doesn’t walk, I shouldn’t”. I spent the last 7-8km of the race stalking her, looking to her for inspiration. I never lost sight of her and kept going, kept going. Within the last 5km of the race, I got passed by marathoners. I laughed thinking “They are run-

ning the full marathon 42km and they will finish the race before me.” I laughed out loud at the situation and kept on going. 11.40 – The last few hundred metres of the race are in the middle of Queenstown. People cheering at you was magic. I was so exhausted and this support was fantastic and empowering. 11.51 – I finally ran through the finish line with a big smile, looking at my partner Henry and my friend Zara screaming at me. It was the best feeling in the world. “I did it” I repeated to myself. I walked to a water stand and drunk what felt like a litre of water, chatting to people who had just finished too. We were really buzzing. Someone then came up to me and gave me my medal for completing the race. Whoop whoop. It is so nice to finally hold this piece of metal. I met Henry and my friends Zara and Hoodie. I started crying in my partner’s arms. A wave of strong emotions just got the better of me. I was so happy then. The girl I was stalking came to me, hugged me and congratulated me. Such a lovely, friendly encounter. I’ll remember her. One of my clients told me once that “You’ll love running events or you’ll hate it, there is no middle ground.” Well, I loved it. I definitely did. Not only was the scenery spectacular, but the atmosphere was absolutely sensational. The buzz around this marathon was brilliant and so empowering. I recommend it. If you are thinking of doing a 10, 21 or 42km race, this is for sure the place you want to do it. But be ready for a hilly track not a ‘pretty flat’ one. Haha. I’ll be better prepared next year for sure. Yes, I’ll do it again without hesitation. And I am already thinking of doing another one in the next few months. Hanmer Springs here I come! PS: It has been a real pleasure to write my columns and I hope some of you have started running or exercising again. A million thanks to you all for your support. Au revoir for now.





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Gunning for sevens glory The Mid Canterbury sevens rugby team will be out to repeat last weekend’s heroics when they compete at the South Island National Qualifying tournament at Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru today. Mid Canterbury snuck past Otago Sassenachs Blue 29-26 in the final of the inaugural Redpaths North Otago Rugby Referees Sevens tournament in Oamaru last Saturday, but will face sterner challenges today. The top five teams from the South Island tournament will progress to the nationals in Rotorua in January. Mid Canterbury will kick off their quest to the nationals against old enemy South Canterbury at 11am. Mid Canterbury: Maleli Sau, Greg Spence, Iromi Vatunitu, Brian Matoramusha, Mateo Raturawa, Osea Baisagale, Timoci Nabakeke, Hushdon Tohovaka, Cory Sinclair, Nete Caucau, Seta Koroitamana, Oliver Sapsford.

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Crotty talks up ABs’ chances against France All Blacks second-five Ryan Crotty hasn’t been able to lace up the boots lately, so he’s been helping out by getting his chat on. The 28-year-old will line up for the world champions against France this weekend for the first time since suffering a hamstring strain in their loss to Ireland in Chicago. But where some players may have moped about, cursing their luck, the Crusaders gun has spent his last three weeks trying to keep the spring in his side’s step. And while he contends the pep talks served their purpose, playmaker Beauden Barrett isn’t so sure. “It’s not so motivating but he’s always chipping in with a bit of chat here and there, he’s always bickering in the background but that’s just standard,” Barrett

said, with a nod and a wink. But it’s not the only way in which Crotty, who’s made the No.12 jumper his own this year and nabbed four tries, has talked his way towards team success. The Cantabrian has picked up the phone and dialled a few inside sources this week, in the hope of sounding out any secret French plans of attack. Former Crusaders teammates including star No.10 Dan Carter, utility Colin Slade and midfielder Adam Whitelock all ply their trade in France nowadays, and know Les Bleus better than most. Crotty had been in touch with all of them and, with the imminent arrival of even more ex-All Blacks in the City of Lights, may soon learn more. “It’s pretty good actually. “I’ve been texting Slade, he’s

Ryan Crotty played against a few of them in the competition over here, just little tips on what to look out

for,” Crotty said. “It was good getting in touch with Dan, he’s always onto it with the best restaurants, a bit out of my price range though.” Crotty will be closely watching the movements of opposing No.12 Wesley Fofana in particular, one of the strongest midfielders in world rugby. He said the Clermont gun was a marvel with the ball in hand and in distribution. “Defensively you just have to get your alignment spot-on with him, and try and take his space away, (because) he’s good when he’s got time on the ball,” Crotty said. “The French are a really unpredictable side. “They’re an exciting side with a lot of athletes in their team, so you just have to be ready.” - NZME

French out to emulate All Blacks Somewhere deep within new French boss Guy Noves’ thinking for his test side lies the splendour of the All Blacks jumper in full flight. Les Bleus will take on the world champions on Saturday for the first time since being trampled 62-13 in last year’s World Cup quarter-final, where winger Julian Savea ran riot with a hattrick. Noves, who ascended to the test job after that Cardiff debacle, promised at the time to restore France’s renowned running rugby and flamboyant style. And after a difficult initiation, finishing fifth in this year’s Six Nations and drawing their twomatch June series with Argentina, Noves feels his side is finally showing its potential. A 52-8 win over Samoa two weeks ago was followed by a nailbiting 25-23 loss to Australia, with playmaker Camille Lopez missing a last-second drop goal. Noves, who formerly coached Toulouse for 22 years, told reporters yesterday he wanted to see further improvement from his side against the best in the business. “We’d like to perform as the All Blacks do, (because) when we watch the great nations of rugby, they’re playing this kind of rugby,” Noves said. “We admire the best, which are the All Blacks, and they’re an example for us.” France has made three changes to the side which was so close to snatching victory against Australia, with Lopez, fullback Brice Dulin and loosehead Xavier Chiocci entering the XV. Noves said his side, which contains three burly loose forwards in Charles Ollivon, Kevin Gourdon and Louis Picamoles, could take a few lessons from the All Blacks’ loss to Ireland in Chicago. On that day Ireland punished the All Blacks with every set-piece and attacking opportunity they had, and Les Bleus would have to do the same. - NZME

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TJ learns the lessons BY GREGOR PAUL It all makes sense to TJ Perenara now. It didn’t used to, not in his younger days because back then he thought that no matter who he played for, the gameplan should work around his skills and not the other way around. He sees now that was a problem and so too was his failure to fully understand that he was being asked to play a certain way for the Hurricanes and a slightly different way for the All Blacks. His rise to the All Blacks No 9 jersey in the last few months hasn’t been triggered by him suddenly finding a yard of extra pace, or pushing his passes out a split second faster or improving his kicking game. All of these things have happened, but they are a product of him getting his head around what his role is in the All Blacks. It’s that simple – for the first time since he broke into the national squad in 2013, he knows exactly what he’s been picked to do. He knows now what to consider his core skills and with that certainty he’s been able to make decisions quicker which in turn has made it seem, perhaps, that he’s quicker, stronger and more accurate with his passing. But in truth, he’s always been a supremely good athlete. He’s always been able to make incredible support runs, big tackles and boot the ball a mile. Now he’s doing it on instinct and he’s doing it better because he’s more confident. How he made his mental breakthrough is the most interesting part of the story. Perhaps not unexpectedly it was being forced to face adversity that changed things for Perenara. A regular squad player since 2013, he was cut from

the initial All Blacks squad in June this year. Head coach Steve Hansen offered no soft landing – Perenara had been dropped, only to be offered a reprieve of sorts because Tawera Kerr-Barlow wasn’t fit enough to play in the first two tests of the series against Wales. “The most disappointing thing was that I thought I was actually playing pretty good footy,” says Perenara. “I didn’t think I was playing terribly so that disappointed me. “But the feedback I was getting from the Canes and the All Blacks was that it was two different roles. “The one that I play at the Canes is different and that is what I had struggled with at previous times with the All Blacks. “I was still trying to play a certain gameplan that wasn’t our gameplan so trying to transition into an All Blacks role and then transition back into the Canes is something I am trying to get better at. “I think the main thing for me was that I was defined about it. “I thought the way I play can suit any gameplan and that is something I didn’t understand.

“I didn’t understand myself and my role enough and I feel like the older I get the more I understand that my style of play needs to work in with the gameplan instead of the gameplan working with my style of play.” Being dropped did the trick – it made him take stock of what specific direction he needed to take. His career had been smooth sailing until then. He was the schoolboy superstar, jumped straight into the New Zealand Under-20 side and was playing for Wellington when he was barely 19. The Hurricanes followed and so too did the All Blacks. And then wham, he was out in the cold and it hurt. “For a big part of my time in the All Blacks, I always want to be playing and I guess I made squads but I didn’t get too much game time, which I guess is a little bit different to not actually making the squad,” he says. “I made teams growing up and I guess the only

bad thing that happened was I broke my ankle. “I never missed any teams before because of selection so that was a big wake up call for me and something I have learned from. “When you face adversity as a footy player you can go one of two ways: you can either get worse or get better and that is something I always told myself that I wanted to come back stronger. “Yes it hurt at the time but it is something that has made me a better player.” No one could disagree with his assertion that he’s a better player. His pass doesn’t have the same sting as Smith’s and he’s not quite the same pass and run player, but he’s more muscular, defensively top class and able to influence the game differently. At the core of his offering, though, is the ability to get his hands on the ball and move it – to keep the tempo of the All Blacks’ attacking game high and to ensure that they can play with the continuity they are after. It’s not quite what he does at the Hurricanes where he’s more of a playmaker, but nor is he a clone of Smith. And that’s the crucial thing as far as he’s concerned, his game can’t be easily referenced off anyone else’s because it is not built or styled on anyone else’s. “A few years ago I didn’t think I wanted to be like Aaron Smith but I thought that style of play was getting starts – that is what the selectors wanted and I instinctively thought that if I play like that, then I will get more opportunities,” Perenara says. “But that was wrong in my eyes when I look back on it now. “If you try to be someone else you are never going to be as good as them. “My thought process now is to be the best I can be and if it is good enough great and if I fail, I would rather fail being myself then fail trying to be someone else.” - NZME

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In brief Kaino return welcome After the disaster against Ireland in Chicago, and a tough return match in Dublin, the All Blacks hardly need to be warned about the threat their old nemesis France possess. They know France can be an unpredictable beast, but the All Blacks at least have some comfort in also knowing they are welcoming back Jerome Kaino to the No6 jersey. For a 76-test All Black who prides himself on his power, Soldier Field would have hurt. But the lessons will have been learned as far as Kaino is concerned, and the 33-year-old is the man who can ensure the All Blacks aren’t gun shy as far as their defence is concerned. - NZME

Quade happy on bench Enigmatic Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper is content with his bench-warming role, despite playing a meagre three minutes on tour so far. Cooper missed a golden opportunity to spark his tour when he was a game-day scratching for last weekend’s win over France. “It’s frustrating but at the end of the day that’s part of footy, you’ve got to take your opportunities when they come,” he said ahead of their clash with Ireland in Dublin. - AAP

Making a difference Skills guru Mick Byrne has admitted it was “daunting” for him to come into the Wallabies set-up and tell veteran players to change their techniques. Byrne was poached by Michael Cheika to instil the Australian players with the same high qualities. He was unsure how stalwarts like skipper Stephen Moore would react to his advice, though Byrne’s influence has been apparent with the hooker adding more accurate running and passing skills to his repertoire. - AAP

O’Connell dives in Just when things had settled down, Irish rugby icon Paul O’Connell has reopened the Great Dublin Debate about the All Blacks’ tactics, saying the world champions ‘did go over the edge’ against Ireland. O’Connell said that while he doesn’t think the tackles were premeditated attempts to attack Irish players, Fekitoa and Cane should have been shown a red and yellow card respectively. - NZME

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Warriors boss treads carefully BY DALE BUDGE Warriors managing director Jim Doyle is refusing to back underfire NRL chairman John Grant as the standoff between clubs and administration reaches breaking point. Australian media is reporting the 16 NRL clubs have written to the NRL Commission to show a vote of no confidence in Grant after a heated meeting on Wednesday where the NRL backtracked on an agreed game funding model. Doyle says the clubs won’t accept the NRL’s change in stance. “We had a meeting on Wednesday and I think it is pretty well known that all 16 clubs are disappointed that after that meeting the NRL has changed tack,” he told Radio Sport Breakfast. When asked whether the issue would lead to Grant’s removal as chairman Doyle chose his words carefully. “Who knows? At the end of the day we all have to do the right thing for the game and for the clubs etc and as long as we get it back on track that is the most important thing. “A year ago the game an-

nounced a funding model for the future. “John Grant and the clubs collectively announced they had reached a funding agreement so each club could plan accordingly for the future not only for the next broadcasting deal but beyond that as well. “Over the last 12 months we have been working through to get a long form agreement and each individual point was being finalised and we were down to a few points. “On Wednesday morning the NRL changed tack and all the chairs of all the clubs said we could no longer plan for the future because we don’t know what the future looks like and that is completely opposed to what we have been working towards, which is unacceptable.” The blueprint of divvying up of revenue was split on percentages which meant that no matter how much total revenue came into the game an even share was dished out to all parties. “The total revenue that comes in the game gets split – x amount to the clubs, x amount to players, x amount to grass roots etc,” Doyle says.

Jim Doyle “That was what was agreed to for the future. “If for example the next broadcast deal is twice the amount and the game revenue is twice as much then everyone gets twice as much. If the next deal and the game revenue is half then everyone gets half. “It is pretty straightforward –

you don’t need to negotiate every few years – everyone gets a share of the pie and if the pie gets bigger then everyone gets a bigger piece, if the pie gets smaller everyone gets a smaller piece. “It aligns everybody to go in the same direction because it is in the best interest of everybody to make the pie bigger. It was strange they wanted to change tack.” It is understood the NRL is concerned about the costs of running the game at grass roots levels as well a disappointing playing registration numbers, which is the catalyst for their change in stance. Meanwhile NRL chief Todd Greenberg admits the code has deep concerns about the declining numbers of rugby league players in Australia. The issue is at the heart of a row between NRL clubs and distribution of funding from the $1.8 billion television deal that threatens to claim the scalp of ARL chairman John Grant. Greenberg is backing Grant and says his priorities remain the same as the day he was ushered in as NRL chief executive in March. - NZME

Jockey great dies Bill Skelton, one of New Zealand’s greatest jockeys, died yesterday morning. He was 85. Skelton won the premiership seven times and he was the first rider to win 2000 races in New Zealand. He retired in 1985, and only David Walsh and Lance O’Sullivan have bettered his tally of 2156 wins. Skelton was a member of an outstanding West Coast racing family and was followed as a jockey by younger brothers Frank, Bob, Errol and Max. Between them the brothers rode the winners of more than 4500 races. - NZME

Franco disappointing Robbie Burns and Little Rascal will progress on to next month’s Group 1 $250,000 Auckland Cup, but the future is not so rosy for one Robert Dunn’s other stable stars. Franco Cristiano, who has won more than 57 per cent of his races, has disappointed the Canterbury and Auckland trainer. “He will go to the trials again on Saturday and hopefully he will perform a little bit better than what he has this time in. His programme will be decided after we have a look at him go around on the weekend,” Dunn said. Franco Cristiano finished fifth of six at his first workout back since finishing eighth, fifth and third in a luckless Australian campaign in August. - HRNZ

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Law partner settles into the community BY LINDA CLARKE


Growing up on a farm in South Otago, Tiffany McRae didn’t see herself going into the family business. She chose law and the career move paid off, with the 29-yearold recently appointed a partner in the Ashburton law firm Russell Moon and Fail (RMF). Her farming background has proven valuable though, and as a senior associate she has been Left - Tiffany McRae is enjoying life in the legal lane in Ashburton. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 161116-TM-0018

working alongside partner Gary Fail and his rural clients, drawing up the complex legal documents needed when farming properties are bought and sold. McRae passed her law degree with honours at the University of Canterbury but like many new law graduates, she found jobs hard to come by and was working for AMI insurance when she spotted a job for a legal secretary with RMF partner Gretchen Hart. The position was to cover maternity leave but it was a foot in the door of the legal profession. Four years down the track she is the youngest law firm partner in town and enjoying life at RMF,


Guardian Shares & Investments Compiled by

Michael Coleman and Selwyn Sloan MONEY MATTERS

offshore, and the uncertainty of the US election are all factors which lend support to the position of offshore investors reducing their New Zealand holdings. The largely unexpected US election result increased shortterm market volatility significantly as investors considered the potential impact on the US economy. The longer-term effect of economic policy changes on market sentiment is still to be seen. Are there differences in conditions between now, 1987 and 2008? The answer is yes. The New Zealand economy is growing well, with GDP running in excess of 3 per cent, one of the best growth rates in the OECD. That is good news for company profits. Interest rates are historically low, with the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75 per cent. This is also good news for companies, resulting in low borrowing costs. Inflation is low and running at under 1 per cent. These conditions are different to 1987 when GDP growth turned negative, and interest rates and inflation were running at double digit rates. Even in 2008, the OCR was being lowered from 8.25 per cent to try and encourage spending and investment. Conditions are different

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today, despite the market being relatively expensive. For a New Zealand investor currently invested in the sharemarket, who is looking for income, what are the investment options? Bank deposit rates are low at the 2 to 3 per cent mark, before tax. Rental property returns vary, but given the high cost of residential property, rent returns are in the vicinity of 2 per cent. Bonds, or longer term fixed interest securities, are in the 3 to 5 per cent range currently. Less liquid fixed term investments such as finance companies, or mortgage trusts, are in the 4 to 5 per cent range. Dividends from the sharemarket are averaging 5 to 6 per cent before tax. With this return comes additional volatility in share prices. However, quality companies with growing earnings can also provide increasing income over the longer term as higher profits can result in higher dividends. Whether recent weakness in the sharemarket will extend further is an unknown, but a level of exposure to the market should help to enhance an investor’s total income. How much exposure they have will be determined by how much volatility they are prepared to accept.


Source: NZX and Standard & Poors


Commentators claim signs indicate a correction near number of market commentators have recently suggested that conditions are set for a New Zealand sharemarket correction. Comparisons have been made with October 1987 and 2008 when falls in the value of the market of up to 40 per cent occurred. Recent market weakness, and the receivership of two listed companies in the same week (Wynyard Group and Pumpkin Patch), could be seen as signs supporting those commentators’ views. There is no doubt that the market has had a spectacular run over the past few years. Since the last significant downturn in 2008 (the year of the Global Financial Crisis – the GFC), the NZX 50 Gross index, which is an indicator of the value of the 50 largest companies on the New Zealand sharemarket including dividends (or profits) paid out by these companies, has grown from a level of 2715 at January 1, 2009, to 6790 at November 10, 2016. That is a gain of 150 per cent. The market is valued at 18 times earnings, compared to a historical average of 15 times earnings, which is a 20 per cent premium. Over half of our market is owned by offshore investors. With the gains received over the last few years, some analysts believe much of the recent selling has been done by these investors taking profits. In particular, several large Australian based fund managers have been noted as sellers. The strength of the New Zealand Dollar, combined with a likely hike in interest rates

and within the town’s friendly legal fraternity. “There are a lot of young professionals in this town and the legal practitioners’ society meets regularly to talk about issues that affect everyone.” She said a stint as a volunteer at Community Law in Christchurch cemented her desire to practice; it was rewarding to help people suddenly needing legal advice but didn’t know what to do. McRae said Ashburton was a progressive town and had great facilities. It also provided great access to the outdoors and allowed her to pursue her hobby of orienteering.

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Opinion 26 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, November 26, 2016


There are good people James Ford



016 has certainly been a year to remember on a global scale. A quick glance back over the past 11 months offers more drama and controversy than arguably the past decade. On all fronts, from natural disasters, politics, sport and even celebrity deaths, it’s been a turbulent one. Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to the White House. The Brits chose Brexit. We lost Prince, Bowie, Rickman, Ali and yesterday one of our own in Bill Skelton. This isn’t a wrap of the year by any means. But it has been a year, so far, that has left many questioning the decisions and behaviour of others. It’s been testing, to say the least. But one news story jumped out at me this week and renewed some of the faith this year has taken. Yesterday, all 80 residents of the sleepy Spanish village of Cerezales del Condado became millionaires. Their new financial situation was not brought on by a lotto syndicate, but rather the kindness of a former local. Antonino Fernández was born in poverty in Cerezales del Condado in 1917 as the 11th of 13 children. When he died at age 99 in August, Fernández’s financial situation was the polar opposite – he was a billionaire. After emigrating to Mexico in 1949 he went on to become CEO of Grupo Modelo, the brewery company which makes Corona beer. Corona Extra is the second most imported bottled beer to the United States. Decades after leaving, Fernández considered those that remained in a colourful and eccentric will. He left $169 million to the residents of Cerezales del Condado – approximately $2 million each. The community that he knew growing up as a poor child will never be the same again. In death he changed the lives of his own people for the better by ridding them of financial worry. It was a commendable and thoughtful act that also offers a wholesome message to us all. It may not seem like it in our darkest moments, but there are, and always will be, good people. So when we feel at our most disenfranchised, there’s probably someone thinking of us warmly.

YOUR VIEW Plains Railway Day We wish to thank everyone involved in our recent visit to The Plains Railway – the Ashburton Vintage Car Club for the wonderful rides (Lots of reminisc-

ing there) and the MSA Band for entertaining while we had afternoon tea. Thank you also to all of the Plains Museum volunteers and the Lynn Woodwork Museum. Also the train drivers and helpers for making everyone’s

day memorable. And lastly thank you to the Plains Rotary for financially supporting the train rides. The staff, volunteers and members, Park Street Day Centre


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an it really be that New Zealand is immune to what appears to be the changing attitude elsewhere to politics, politicians and all their works? Global disenchantment seems to be on the rise. Trump is the most obvious indication of what many would label as this insidious trend, but there are others. Brexit may be the first sign of it in Britain where it is clear no-one has any real idea of how to deal with its ramifications. Some see it as a situation ripe for exploitation by a charismatic leader who can rally his troops to take full advantage of a potentially unstable situation. Who knows? There may be a wealthy demagogue just waiting in his upmarket eerie deep in Belgravia ready to make a run for office and power. There must be millions in the UK just waiting for the dynamic direction which they have long anticipated that will inspire them to sweep away “the old” and replace it with something, as they see it, far better. Yet, despite these overseas manifestations of unrest, somehow, HMNZS The Good Ship Key (GSK) sails on, the flag of apparently poll-permanent popularity streaming in the wind, on and on into the limitless future. On the ocean too, pretenders

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to the kingdom in their flimsy craft make futile challenges to the mighty GSK, before broadsides have them crumbling into the shark-infested depths below. HMNZS The Little Liner is certainly one of them. It seems unable to slow the tide of the other vessel’s unhindered progress. Mini Green boats of indeterminate design can sometimes be seen fleetingly sailing hither and yon until a blast from the horn of GSK sends them scurrying for cover. Much the same can be said of the M.V. Winston, which despite its seasoned exterior, is still no match for Captain Key. Well, that seems to be the current impression, but how realistic is it? The PM’s constant optimism whatever may be happening in the world at large, leads us to believe we do, indeed, enjoy a rock solid, “rock star” economy, which sees us for ever at an advantage over other less wellendowed countries. His comments this week to

the effect that tax cuts are still an integral part of his plans for next year’s election despite the sudden enormous short, and much longer-term, cost of the Kaikoura quake border on the astonishing. Mr Little would seem to have every right to decry such a statement. So the housing crisis bubbles on, there are still far too many small children arriving hungry at school, the road toll rises. Though he made a serious visit to the shaken souls in Kaikoura and its hinterland, within hours he was to be seen “joshing” with his young Canadian counterpart, M. Justin Trudeau, at Apec trade talks in Lima, Peru. Some might feel he should have stayed at home during a national crisis. On trade talks themselves, Mr Key now has to accept the TPP is dead in the water, the presidentelect of the United States having promised to scuttle it on his first day in office. Our PM is, as they say, “whistling in the wind” if he really thinks either that we and the other nations involved can simply carry on without the US or we can somehow make a bilateral deal with America. We tried that for years and, in the end, got nowhere. Anyway, Mr Trump would instantly ask,

“What’s in it for us?” Answer: Not much, if anything. What must also be a worry for our smiley PM, is the pending influence of the erratic, eccentric, unproven incoming President of the United States, Donald Trump. Until he has had a week or two in the Oval Office (what a hideous thought) noone will quite know to what extent he will blight their best-laid plans, Mr Key’s among them. It won’t be long before the “good old days of Obama” are recalled with great affection as I am sure they are poised to be by many, even before their hero and his charming wife and daughters leave the White House for ever. Grim thought The Trump cabinet is filling up with fast-talking, prematurely retired, three-star generals, experienced climate change deniers and veteran water boarders, who have, surprisingly, declined the oft-offered opportunity to undergo the practice themselves to get the real feel of it. Also seen entering the gilded halls of Trump Towers on her way to pay homage at the Trump throne, a woman person. We need have no fear for her future in the administration as “no-one” understands women better than Trump, “no-one”, in or out of the locker room.

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Reporter We are looking for a talented young reporter to join our news team. The person we are seeking is likely to be a journalism course graduate with a year or two of work under their belt, but as much as training and experience we are looking for someone with passion, enthusiasm, energy and a desire to tell a story. We need a can-do kind of reporter who enjoys getting out and about in the community, meeting contacts face to face, who has a great phone manner and who relates well to people of all ages. If you are a motivated reporter who is happy to write across a broad range of subjects and who is keen to take photos to illustrate those stories, we’d love to hear from you. In return we offer you a great work environment where variety is the only certainty in your day. You will also have an opportunity to be involved in and to grow the social media side of our business.

Please email application and CV to Sue Newman: or post to Box 77, Ashburton 7740 Closing date November 30, 2016.

The lifestyle offered in the ashburton district is second to none – we have a skifield, lakes and a vast back country all within an hour’s drive of town. And if you need the excitement of a city, Christchurch is just a one hour drive up the road.

Sports Reporter Wanted – a sporting all-rounder who wants to become a star. The Ashburton Guardian has an opportunity for a young reporter to make their mark in the world of sport. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about sport – of all codes, who is keen to get to know the triers, the grinders and the good team players as well as the sporting stars. You’ll be a one-person sports team and you’ll be playing the field, covering everything from rep rugby and netball through to primary school cricket and football. The Guardian is a progressive provincial six-day-a-week newspaper and our sports coverage is one of the cornerstones of our success. Our readers are passionate players, watchers and armchair critics and they love nothing more than reading a good yarn about local players and local matches. Sport, of course takes place all day, every day and at all sorts of hours and that means your working day will rarely be nine to five; your working week rarely Monday to Friday. You’ll also be required to swing one of our cameras from time to time Weekend work is a given but that means you’ll have time off during the week to enjoy the host of recreational facilities our district has to offer. You could be skiing less than an hour after you get out of bed, water skiing within 10 minutes of home, tramping, hiking or fishing all within about 40 minutes drive. If you’re the potential sports star we’re looking for then we’d love to receive you letter of application telling us about your passion for sport along with your CV.

Part-time Salesperson Bathroom/Kitchen department We have a vacancy for a sales person in our very busy Bathroom/Kitchen department. This position is for 24 hours per week with a Thursday – Saturday roster. This department services both the trade and DIY customers. The successful applicant will require the following attributes: • • • • •

Excellent customer service skills. Be reliable and able to work in a team. Good computer skills Be able to work unsupervised Some lifting is required therefore a level of fitness is required. • Retail experience would be an advantage, however full training will be given. If you think you are the person we are looking for we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV and covering letter to: or post to Human Resources, PO Box 35, Ashburton 7740. All applications remain confidential and close on Monday, December 5, 2016.


Closing date November 25, 2016.


Draughtsman / Design Engineer Sustainable Water Limited (SWL) provides technology focused water management and construction solutions for the agricultural and energy industries. SWL provides superior lining solutions, irrigation design, project management and installation and industrial advice on repair of earth based delivery or storage systems. We are currently seeking an experienced Draughtsman / Design Engineer to join our team in early January 2017 to assist the Irrigation Design Engineer and Effluent Engineer in the following: • Designing irrigation or effluent management schemes tailored to meet client needs in a professional and timely manner • Being actively involved in preparing, farm nutrient plans, including the use of Overseer and farm environment / management plans The successful applicant will ideally possess the following: • Excellent attention to detail • Be computer savvy • Preference will be given to someone with local knowledge • Be competent in designing on-farm irrigation and effluent schemes using CAD based software such as Irricad or Autocad • Have experience in the agricultural and/or irrigation sector, with a sound knowledge of hydraulics and pumping • An agricultural or engineering degree would be an advantage If you fit the above criteria, are looking for a competitive salary and a good work environment, we would love to hear from you. Please apply in writing, supplying the names and contact phone numbers of two work related referees, to Honda’s range of lawn and garden advanced 4-stroke technology products offer everything you need to make gardening a dream.

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Due to a staff member relocating, we are looking for an Administrator support person to work with our Administration team. The role will include the following duties: • Involvement in maintaining Health & Safety systems • Reception • Weekly and monthly reporting • Responsibility for PPE • Other clerical duties as required You’ll need to be a friendly, well organised person capable of managing interactions with our management team to succeed in this role. Strong computer skills are a must, as well as high attention to detail. Health & Safety experience would be an advantage, but training will be given to the right person. The perfect candidate will have a positive attitude, high energy levels, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour. This will be a part-time role of 25-30 hours per week. We are offering the opportunity to grow your Health & Safety knowledge and career in a supportive environment, while having the chance to be part of a great company with great people. If you have the required skills and are interested in a challenge then we would love to hear from you. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment Drug Screen. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Applications close Friday the 2nd of December 2016 Please send your application and a CV or details to: Jane Jolly Ashburton Contracting Ltd PO Box 264, Ashburton 7740 Email:


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Five Star Beef - Ashburton


ANZCO Foods Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters employing over 3,000 staff worldwide. A dynamic, multinational group of companies, our core purpose is to procure, process and market New Zealand beef and lamb products to the world.

Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton, has a vacancy in our very busy Building Supplies department. This is a full-time position and will include one weekend day. This position involves working in a sales role serving our large customer base of both Trade and DIY customers. Experience in building materials or interest in DIY would be preferred, but not essential as full training will be given.

Five Star Beef, owned by ANZCO Foods, is based near Ashburton and is the only large scale commercial cattle feedlot in New Zealand, producing high quality grain finished beef, with a standing capacity of up to 20,000 head. We are looking for an experienced general hand to join our team. This role covers the care and handling of incoming and export cattle, processing and induction, cattle drafting, feed mixer-truck operation and maintenance, and general duties throughout the yards and feedlot.

To be successful, applicants will have: • The ability to work well in a team environment. • Excellent communication and people skills. • Accuracy • Reliability • Ability to use initiative.

The successful candidate will have experience with handling livestock and knowledge of cattle farming operations, as well as some experience and aptitude for operating machinery, and carrying out general maintenance. You will be conscientious, reliable and able to work effectively within a small team and also independently when required. There is a requirement to work rostered weekends (approximately one in three).

In return these positions offer great job satisfaction, fantastic staff buying privileges and solid job security. Please send your CV and covering letter to: or post to Mitre 10 MEGA PO Box 35, Ashburton 7740.

If you have the skills and motivation to succeed in this role and would like to be part of the exciting future of our company we would like to hear from you.

Applications close on Monday, December 5, 2016.

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0.5 Principal Release 2017 We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative team member to join our Year 0-3 class. ICT, curriculum leadership and multi level teaching skills a requirement of position. Application packages available from Electronic applications only to: Rebekah Clement, Principal

NZ Bio Grains Ltd Part-time person required to help with office work. Knowledge of MYOB System would be an advantage. Hours by arrangement.

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PART-TIME work required. Good all-round experience. Farming, tractor work, irrigation. Good home handyman. Please phone 308 8585 and leave a message. TRACTOR driver/machinery operator seeking work. Experience with engineering and dairy farming, own transport and tools available. Immediate start possible. Please phone 027 951 6346.

Required at Cameron Courts Rest home. Permanent part time, 20 hours a week. Training provided. Flexible hours. Immediate start. Phone 03 308 8534

Child Care Position Two pre-school children in their own home. Part time 15-20 hours per week, flexible. Winchmore area.

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25 hours/week College term time. Role purpose: • To co-ordinate the organisation of the Gateway Programme to ensure all stakeholders actively pursue the best outcomes for students, including through ‘work-based’ placements, with associated NCEA accreditation. • Agriculture Academy Programmes: organisation of work placements, field trips and related bookings, completion of required forms, liaison with outside providers, assisting with interviews of students in senior programmes. Employment is under the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement. Initial payment step commensurate with skills and experience. Commencement: for Term One 2017, with actual date to be negotiated with the successful applicant. Applications close noon, Monday 05 December 2016. Enquiries/package/applications to: Sheena Tyrrell, Management Administrator, Ashburton College, P O Box 204, Ashburton 7740 Email: Phone: 308 4193, ext 812; 027 247 8003.

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Senior Hairstylist Wanted Vivo Hair Salons are looking for passionate, experienced Senior Stylists to join our team. We will consider full-time and part-time stylists. Vivo is a busy salon group with a fun, exciting vibe and loyal clients! We need stylists with a flair for hair and a love for people to join our senior stylist team. At Vivo we get excited about beautiful hair and believe that the best way to look after our clients is to look after our stylists. We love to have fun, are always positive (even on bad hair days!) and love to celebrate achievement. Vivo have salons across New Zealand and we offer regular education and training events as well as monthly competitions and incentives in salon. You will definitely earn more with Vivo! If you are passionate about hair, love to create amazing work for your clients and have an ambition to want to be the best stylist you can be, call us today! It will be the best career move you will ever make!

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Storeperson Ashburton Stapletons is a long established grain and seed company based in Ashburton. An opportunity has arisen for a Storeperson. Key responsibilities will include: • General yard duties including assisting in the intake and despatch functions. • Assisting and operating a seed mixer and seed treatment plant • Seasonal field work. You will need to be organised, capable of lifting bags of seed for continuous periods, and have a willingness to work extended hours if necessary. A forklift licence would be an advantage but not essential.

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Applications should detail recent relevant experience, qualifications and references. Please apply to: Jack Harnett Stapletons 2009 Ltd PO Box 380 Ashburton 7740 Or

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FOR SALE: 12.4-11x36 dual wheels to fit 16.4-14x30 wheels (same size). Quick attach, tyres as new. Also: I.H. A-45 sickle bar 6’ 3-point linkage mower. Good condition with spare knife. Phone 027 460 3939.

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7.30pm Tuesday, December 13 Scout Hall Chalmers Avenue. All welcome.

door auto. 22,500kms, transferrable warranty till March 2019. Phone 308 6420.


BROWN shaver chickens. Healthy, free range, point-oflay chickens for sale, (20 weeks old) $25 each. Phone Joe: 302 8244 or 027 424 4345. BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 348 9439.

WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns PLANTS, PRODUCE WANTED- 1 dozen duck Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills NEW potatoes. $2.50 kg. eggs. Phone 308 6564 or 021 Street. Phone 308-6737. 224 5676. Bennett - Melrose Road.

Daily Events SATURDAY 9am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET. Weekly market with fresh local produce, hot drinks and food. North end West Street Car park. 9am - 12.30pm CRAFT MARKET. Crafts for sale in the West Street car park.

SUNDAY 8am ASHBURTON MASTERS SWIMMERS. Open to all level of swimmers over 20 years followed by coffee and chat. E A Networks Centre. 8am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Park Street. 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH. Mass, Holy Spirit Church, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Advent 1 - Volunteers Day, worship

MONDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am THE PLAINS LADIES CLUB. Christmas meeting at a Winchmore garden. Meet Balmoral Hall for carpooling at 9.30am.

9.30am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Community Garden, Thomson Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON T OY HIRE. Open for toy hire. Methodist Church Baring Square. 10am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

10am - 11.30am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Pre-loved clothing sale, bargains and cuppa. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Cnr Thomson and Jane Street. 10am - 12pm ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10am - 1pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome.

Heritage Centre, 327 West Street. 10am - 3pm ASHBURTON SOCIETY OF ARTS. ”Spring into Christmas” Art Show, Short Street Studio. 10am - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.15am ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Assn and Golf Croquet, Allenton Sports

Club, Cavendish Street. 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet doubles. Waireka Philip Street. 5pm ASHBURTON MASTERS SWIMMERS. Open to all level of swimmers over 20 years followed by coffee and chat. E A Stadium.

service led by Rev Henry Mbambo. 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton. 9.30am ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship led by Rev John Coutts, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street. 9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Combined service and worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Baring Square Church Lounge. Baring Square East. 10am ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Morning service and children’s programme, Ashburton Baptist Church, Cass Street. 10am ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH. Morning worship in the Sinclair Centre celebrating St Andrew’s Day, Park St. 10am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Lessons and Carols, Park Street. 10am - 3pm ASHBURTON SOCIETY OF ARTS. “Spring into Christmas” Art Show, Short

Street Studio. 10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 10.30am GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping God and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby. 11am - 4pm. THE PLAINS RAILWAY. Train rides, stalls and much more. Santa arrives at 2pm. The Plains, Maronan Road. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton

airport, Seafield Road. 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet doubles, Waireka. Philip Street. 4.30pm - 6.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Youth group meet in youth room. 48 Allen’s Road. 5pm ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL. Cafe Church, Cnr Thomson and Jane Street. 7pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall).

10am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 12noon - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Free lunch every Monday. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets, entry off Cass Street.

1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Seafield Road. 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, 327 West Street. 1.15pm ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB.

Assn and Golf Croquet, Allenton Sports Club, Cavendish Street. 6pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 6pm ASHBURTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Pot luck tea and bring a friend. Sports Pavilion, Walnut Avenue.

6pm ASHBURTON COUNTY LIONS CLUB. “Toot for Tucker”, gathering food to fill the shelves of the Salvation Army and St Vincent De Paul’s. Helpers required, Meet at Ashburton Racecourse at 5.45. 7.30pm CATHOLIC PARISH CENTRE. Euchre, all welcome. (not public holidays). Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets.




2 year old jersey bulls to lease. TB and BVD tested and vaccinated, they are well grown and in good condition. Contact John Benefield, 027 227 6075


CanInspire is a small Charitable Trust providing workshops in Jewellery making and fly fishing to individuals experiencing illness and loss. Our Trust has a large number of volunteers, a paid coordinator and workshop tutors who carry out our day to day work. We are currently looking for two enthusiastic volunteers to join our board and assist us with the governance of our organization. If you would like to play a part in a growing organisation that makes a real difference in peoples day to day lives we would love to hear from you.

Congratulations Happy 60th Birthday Bruce Bell HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

AKAROA - CHARMING, spacious holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village. Phone Brian 307-8000 or 308-6180.

211 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton (03) 307 6130

Guardian Real Esate 307 7900

For more information please contact Sarah Clifford, our Chair, on 027 296 0044 or email our coordinator, for an information pack.

HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / party hire, call and see Ashburton U-Hire. 588 East Street. Open MonFri 7.00 - 6.00pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 9.00am 2.00pm. – Ph: 308 8061

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Tinwald School All families of prospective New Entrants to Tinwald School from December 2016 to June 2017 are invited to an Information Meeting on Thursday, December 1 at 9.30am in the Tinwald School hall. All welcome! For catering purposes please RSVP by phone on 308 4555

Guardian Motoring 307 7900

HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health Advice.

DUTY DOCTORS For all urgent medical calls phone 0800 700 155 at any time. IN EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PHONE 111. This service is for emergency medical care only. Please bring your Community Services Card. All non New Zealanders should bring their passport with them, New Zealanders should bring some form of ID. Allenton Medical Centre, The Mall, Harrison Street, will be the duty practice for Saturday and Sunday until 8am Monday. They will hold surgery from 10am until 12.30pm and from 2pm until 5pm both days. Appointment necessary, phone to book from 9.30am. Surgery phone 308 9139.


For weekend doctor and emergency details please telephone the Rakaia Medical Centre, phone 303 5002.


MASSIVE garage sale!! Furniture, kids stuff, tools, etc. All cheap. All must go. Signs out 8.30am Lagmhor Road.

Do you have a son or daughter interested in horse riding? We run horse riding courses every weekend and all school holidays throughout the year. Fully supervised, fun and educational. Complete beginners to advanced riders welcome. Shuttle from Christchurch and accommodation available. Stay for 2, 5 or 7 days.

Ph 03 312 4309 | Gift vouchers for Christmas.


AFFORDABLE Art Sale. Starting this Saturday, November 26 until Tuesday, November 29. At the Short Street Studio. Do your Christmas shopping. Open 10am - 4pm. DRY old man pine - $180. Green old man pine - $140. Dry blue gum -3 $250. All per cord - 3.6m , split and delivered. Phone Peter Nicoll 027 2012 777. DRY old man pine $180, green old man pine $130, green blue gum $150, green larch $140, all 3.6m³. Spilt and delivered. Phone Shane James Firewood 303 7063.

To All Relief Teachers The Mid Canterbury Principals Association encourage all relieving teachers in the area to register on our website with your name, preferred teaching level, teaching registration number and expiry date, and contact details. This will allow all schools to access a wider pool of relievers, and give you the opportunity to work in different schools. In 2017, this will be the preferred method

SCOOTER’S - new and of schools to contact relievers. secondhand three and four wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred ADULT ACCOMMODATION, Reddecliffe at Electric RENTAL Mobility Ashburton today. ENTERTAINMENT NEW Asian. Sweet, hot, sexy, Phone 308-3602 busty 40DD. Sexy lingerie. WOOD lathe and tools. Must Good times and good bedroom sunny Reasonable offer massage. Phone 021 0231 TWO sell. townhouse to let in Tinwald. accepted. Phone 308 8968. 4195. Available immediately, $270pw. Please phone 027 ADULT ACCOMMODATION, 433 3567.


ALBA, 28 year old, Chinese lady, 36 D cup, busty, size STORAGE units available. 10. Good personality. Various sizes. Phone 027 Professional massage. In/out 4491 871. calls. Phone 021 163 2328.


Weekend Services



One unit available immediately. 9m x 3m x 3.2m door height. Suitable boats, caravans, campervans, cars etc. 24hr monitored security. Don't leave your valuable possessions out in the weather to deteriorate.



TO LET: Two bedroom sunny flat. Good location. Walking distance to shops and hospi- WANTED - flatmate. Must be tal. $285 per week. Phone working. $130 per week plus 021 324 529 expenses. Phone 308 9122.

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency

846) - Direct dials to a volunteer. MAIL CLOSING TIMES Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message. FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm ASHBURTON REST HOMES STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm COLDSTREAM HOUSE, CAMERON COURTS ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE POST DELIVERY CENTRES Call us free on (0800 787 797). and PRINCES COURT all have DAILY, Allenton & Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days. unrestricted visiting. Methven & Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm LIFELINE - Toll-Free: 0800 353 353 ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS EMERGENCY DENTIST Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm If you do not have or cannot contact your OMMUNITY ERVICES Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend dentist ART GALLERY INFORMATION CENTRES in Christchurch. Hours 9am - 5pm, Saturdays, 327 West Street, phone 308 1133. ASHBURTON - Sat 10am until 2pm. Sundays and Public Holidays. Open Daily: 10am – 4pm Wed: 10am – 7pm Sun CLOSED. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ELPLINE ERVICES METHVEN - Saturday, Sunday and Public Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Holidays 10am until 3pm. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Saturday: 10am - 1pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm Phone 302-8955 or Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 ASHBURTON MUSEUM 857 2133 or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous. BUS DEPARTURES 327 West Street, Asburton. Ph 307 7890. for more information. Reservations & timetables, 24-hour service. Weekends 1pm - 4pm. Research facilities Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. weekday afternoons. MENTAL HEALTH - Call free on 0800 BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team. EA NETWORKS CENTRE - POOLS Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. 20 River Terrace Phone 03 308 4020 SAFE CARE - 24 hr Rape and Sexual WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. Assault Crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791 NIMAL ERVICES Public Holidays 10am - 5pm. from 10am - 1pm Sunday and from 5pm - 7pm both evenings.







Wises Pharmacy, Countdown Complex, East 24 hr - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 Street, will be open from 9am - 1pm Saturday,



Call 302 6902


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WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - John Keeley - 308 4432 or 0274 342 646.


ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 0276 838 000, 149 Cameron St, Ashburton: Duty vet: Ben Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. VET ENT RIVERSIDE - PH 03 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Dr, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend 24-hour emergencies: Large: Peter Crawford. Small: Refer Vetlife. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Ph 03 307 5195, Cnr East St & Seafield Rd, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend 24-hour emergencies: Large: North - Hamish Reid, South - Kaitlin Lutz. Small: Matt Wong. CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, West Street Clinic, West Street, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend emergencies: Steve Williams.

DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL Vet Ent and Vet Life now operate a joint after-

Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24h/sce. hours small animal emergency service. To use this service please phone your vet as usual.

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6am Te Karere 3 2 6:30 Country Calendar Eight is Enough. 0 7am Rural Delivery 0 7:30 Infomercials 9am Tagata Pasifika 9:30 Four In A Bed PGR Noon Who’s Doing The Dishes? 1pm Humble Pie 2pm F Kiwi Living 3 0 3pm F Border Security International PGR 3 0 3:30 F Rapid Response PGR 3 0 4pm Robson Green – Extreme Fisherman Robson travels to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific in search of an ambush predator with a vicious bite. 5pm F Chasing Monsters Many exotic animal species have been introduced into Florida’s Everglades during the last 50 years, some of them aggressive and lethal. 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Country Calendar Soggy Bottom. 0 7:30 Posh Pawn 0 8pm L Lotto The Lotto draw. 8:05 Posh Pawn Continued. 0 8:30 Around The World With Manu Feildel Japan. 0 9:30 Coronation Street PGR 3 0 10:30 Winter AO 3 0

6am Paw Patrol 3 0 6:25 Thomas And Friends 0 6:35 The Octonauts 3 0 6:45 Elmo The Musical 0 7am Thunderbirds Are Go 0 7:25 The Jungle Bunch To The Rescue! 0 7:40 Ninjago – Masters Of Spinjitzu 0 8:10 Star Wars Rebels 0 8:35 Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 0 9:05 Adventure Time 3 0 9:30 Lab Rats 0 10am Crash And Bernstein 0 10:30 Blossom 0 11am Full House 0 11:30 Baby Daddy PGR 0 Noon Australian Survivor PGR 3 0 2:30 Once Upon A Time PGR 3 0 3:30 F Young And Hungry PGR 4pm Food Fighters 0 5pm Cupcake Wars 6pm Black-Ish 0 6:30 The Middle 0

6am Charles Stanley 6:30 Pukana 2 7:30 Infomercials 9:30 The Nation 10:30 Survivor – San Juan Del Sur 3 11:30 America’s Next Top Model PGR 3 12:30 F Face Off PGR 1:30 F Smokefree Rockquest 2015 3 2:30 Fresh Off The Boat PGR 3 3pm New Girl PGR 3 3:30 The Goldbergs PGR 3 0 3:55 The House That £100K Built 5pm Grand Designs New Zealand (Starting Today) 3 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm

6am Home Shopping Noon The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:30 Mythbusters PGR 3 Adam and Jamie tackle Hollywood’s hit men, and their seemingly supernatural ability to hit a target. 3:30 Jamie And Jimmy’s Food Fight Club 3 0 4:30 Football – English Premier League (HLS) 5:30 Prime News 6pm University Challenge Lincoln v Canterbury. 0 6:30 MasterChef USA The final five cooks take on a mystery box challenge that brings them back to basics, with each contestant given a different single ingredient to create an elevated dish.

7pm M Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince PGR 2009 Adventure. Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year, to face a danger that may be more than a match for his strengthening wizardry powers. 0 9:45 M Coyote Ugly PGR 2000 Romantic Drama. 0

7pm The X Factor Australia PGR The remaining contestants perform for the judges and audience. 0 8:45 The X Factor Australia PGR In the results show, the two acts with the lowest public vote sing again for the judges, who vote on who they think deserves to stay and who should go. 10:45 Motive AO 0

7:30 F The Brokenwood Mysteries PGR 3 0 9:30 Silent Witness AO After Nikki helps Nelson solve the mystery of his father’s death, allowing him to confront his memories and refocus on the case, he discovers the link between the victims. 0 10:40 The Hunters’ Club PGR

11:30 Devil’s Playground AO 3 Bishop Quaid decides to look into the allegations made by Brendan; Elliot becomes the target of new unwanted attention; Brendan confides in Tom. 0 12:30 Betrayal AO 3 0 1:20 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:20 Infomercials 5:30 The Key Of David

11:40 M Teaching Mrs Tingle AO 1999 Horror. A girl must ensure her nasty history teacher does not obstruct her path to success. 0 1:40 M Obvious Child AO 2014 Comedy Drama. 3:05 N Constantine AO 0 3:50 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 0 4:45 Mystery Girls PGR 3 0 5:30 It Is Written 3

11:45 Nurse Jackie AO Akalitus does not believe Jackie when she says the hospital is being sold to Norwegian developers. 12:20 Infomercials 5am Hillsong 5:30 Charles Stanley

11:10 Midsomer Murders AO 3 Barnaby investigates the death of a man who invested in an invention. When others tied to the invention start dying, including the inventor himself, Barnaby must work quickly to find the truth. 1:20 Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan. 1:50 Home Shopping


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BRAVO 10am Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry 3 10:45 Millionaire Matchmaker 3 11:30 Million Dollar Listing NY – Ryan’s Wedding PGR 3 12:30 Wahlburgers 3 1pm Wahlburgers 3 1:30 Hoarders – Family Secrets 3 2:30 Hoarders – Family Secrets 3 3:30 Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition 3 4:30 Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition 3 5:30 Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition 3 6:30 Flipping Out 7:30 Millionaire Matchmaker Patti must help a divorced father of three who cannot help sharing too much information about himself. 8:30 Shahs Of Sunset 9:30 Shahs Of Sunset 10:30 Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons AO 11:30 Snapped PGR 12:20 Infomercials 3

6am Mission – Impossible: Rogue Nation MV 2015 Action. Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson. 8:10 Jupiter Ascending MV 2014 Action. Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum. 10:20 The Gallows MVC 2015 Horror. The Tropic of Cancer Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown. 8:30pm on Choice 11:40 Term Life MVL 2016 Crime. 1:10 Mission THE BOX – Impossible: Rogue 6am Wild West Alaska Nation MV 2015 Action. M 6:50 Whose Line Is It Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson. Anyway? US PG 7:15 Whose 3:20 Absolutely Anything Line Is It Anyway? US MVLS 2015 Comedy Sci-fi. PG 7:40 Gator Boys PG Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, 8:30 Modern Family PG Sanjeev Bhaskar. 4:45 Max PGV 8:55 Last Man Standing 2015 Adventure. Josh Wiggins, PG 9:20 Counting Cars PG Thomas Haden Church. 9:45 SVU MVS 10:35 NCIS MV 6:35 Sisters 16LS 2015 11:25 The Simpsons Super Comedy. Amy Poehler, Saturday PG Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph. A marathon of Simpsons 8:30 San Andreas ML 2015 episodes. 2:25 Last Man Action. A Search and Rescue Standing PG 2:50 Law pilot must take his former wife And Order – UK MV and his daughter to safety 3:40 Elementary MV after a major earthquake hits 4:30 The Simpsons Super California. Dwayne Johnson, Saturday PG 7:30 Modern Carla Gugino. Family PG 8pm Last Man 10:25 See No Evil Standing PG 8:30 Counting 2 16VSC 2014 Horror. Cars PG 9pm Call Of The Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, Wildman PG 9:30 Gator Boys Danielle Harris. PG 10:30 Smackdown MV SUNDAY SUNDAY 12:15 Raw MV Midnight Southpaw 16VLC 2:40 Storage Wars – Texas 2014 Drama. Jake Gyllenhaal, PG 3:05 Storage Wars – Rachel McAdams. Texas PG 3:30 Storage Wars 2am Hangman 18VLSC 2015 – Texas PG 3:55 Modern Horror. 3:25 The Directors – Family PG 4:20 Counting Tom Shadyac PG 3:55 Sisters Cars PG 4:45 Gator Boys PG 16LS 2015 Comedy. 5:55 Max 5:35 Call Of The Wildman PG PGV 2015 Adventure.

MOVIES GREATS 7:20 A Nightmare On Elm Street 16VLS 2010 Horror. Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner. 8:55 Starship Troopers 16V 1997 Sci-fi Thriller. Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards. 11am Crash 16VL 2004 Crime. Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon. 12:50 After.Life 16VLSC 2009 Horror. Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long. 2:30 The Other Man MLS 2008 Thriller. Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney. 4pm Love Actually MLS 2003 Comedy. Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth. 6:15 The Next Three Days MVL 2010 Crime. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks. 8:30 King Kong MV 2005 Adventure. An ambitious movie producer coerces his cast to travel to a mysterious island where they find a giant ape that becomes attached to the leading lady. Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrian Brodie. 11:35 Orphan 16VLSC 2009 Thriller. Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman. SUNDAY 1:35 I, Robot MV 2004 Sci-fi Thriller. Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan. 3:30 Love Actually MLS 2003 Comedy. Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth. 5:45 Making Of We Own The Night PG 2007 Featurette.


6:30 Pukoro 3 2 7am Avatar 7:30 My Mokai 3 8am The Zoo 3 8:30 Te Kaea 3 2 9am Playlist 9:30 Kaitangata Twitch 10am Hoiho 3 10:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 11am Kawe Korero – Reporters 1:30 Te Po Mekemeke 3 2pm L Basketball – College National Championship Winner SF1 v Winner SF2. 3pm Rugby League – Fox Memorial Shield 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 6:30 M The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie PGR 2004 Animated Adventure. SpongeBob SquarePants and his starfish friend Patrick go on on a quest to clear the name of Mr Krabs. Voices of Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence. 8pm Iti Pounamu 8:30 M Albert Nobbs AO 2011 Romantic Drama. In a time when women are not encouraged to be independent, a woman poses as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s poshest hotel. Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. 10:30 Te Kaea 3 2 11pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 He Tira Haka. 11:30 All Talk With Anika Moa 3 Recent inductee into the Music Hall of Fame, Moana Maniapoto, is joined by fellow music heavy hitter Dave Dobbyn and mayoral candidate Chloe Swarbrick. Midnight Closedown

SKY SPORT 1 10:30 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Two. Morning session from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 1:05 Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Two. 1:35 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Two. Afternoon session from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 6:30 The Cricket Show Analysis and highlights of the week’s games, with features and player profiles from grassroots to domestic and international cricket. 7pm L Hockey – Four Nations India v New Zealand. From Melbourne. 8:30 World Rugby A show reflecting on the best of rugby union around the world. 9pm Hockey – Four Nations (DLY) Australia v Malaysia. 10:30 FIH Hockey World 11pm Triathlon – Noosa Festival


Midnight Fox Sports News 12:30 Kayaking – WhitewaterXL NZ Invitational (HLS) 1:30 Golf – World Cup Round Three. 2am Sky Sport TBC 2:45 L Tennis – Davis Cup Final Croatia v Argentina – Day Two.

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

6am Double Your House For Half The Money 7am The Liquidator 7:30 Catching The Impossible 8:30 The Get Growing Roadshow 9am My Ireland With Colin 10am Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 11am The Liquidator 11:30 American Restoration Noon Gardeners’ World 12:30 The Get Growing Roadshow 1pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 2pm Double Your House For Half The Money 3pm Brother v Brother 4pm Beverly Hills Pawn 4:30 Salvage Hunters 5:30 Bondi Vet 6:30 Wild Arabia

7:30 American Pickers Series that follows two skilled pickers as they look for objects with historical, collectible, and pop-culture value. 8:30 The Tropic Of Cancer 9:30 The Auction House 10:30 New Zealand Hunter Adventures 11:30 Brother v Brother 12:30 Beverly Hills Pawn 1am Bondi Vet 2am Wild Arabia 3am American Pickers 4am Salvage Hunters 5am The Tropic Of Cancer

SKY SPORT 2 6am The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 6:30 Golf – World Cup (HLS) Round Two. From the Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne. 7am World Sailing 7:30 #SkySpeed 7:58 L Darts – Players Championship Day One, Session Two. Noon Sport News NZ 12:30 Football – UEFA Championship League (HLS) The group stage, match day five. 2:30 Sky Sports News UK 3pm Sport News NZ 3:30 The Cricket Show 4pm Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Two. 4:28 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Three. Morning session from Adelaide Oval. 8:55 #SkySpeed 9:25 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Three. Afternoon session from Adelaide Oval.


Midnight Hockey – Four Nations (RPL) Australia v Malaysia. 1:40 L Darts – Players Championship Day Two, Session One. 26Nov16

DISCOVERY 6am Auction Hunters PG Great American Cashtime. 6:30 MythBusters PG Banana Slip, Double Dip. 7:30 MythBusters PG Swimming in Syrup. 8:30 ET Fishing Escapes PG Western Waterways. 9:25 World’s Biggest Shipbuilders PG Emergency. 10:20 The Last Alaskans M Dark Winter. 11:15 Treehouse Masters PG 12:10 Bering Sea Gold PG The Plague. 1:05 American Tarzan PG Mudslide. 2pm Harley And The Davidsons PG 2:55 Beat The Ancestors PG Medieval Machine Gun. 3:50 Deadliest Catch – Legend Of The Wizard PG 4:45 Alaskan Bush People M Growing the Wolfpack. 5:40 You Have Been Warned M Homemade Hotshots. 6:35 Bering Sea Gold PG The Plague. 7:30 Treehouse Masters PG 8:30 Insane Pools – Off The Deep End PG Waterpark Wonderland. 9:30 Abalone Wars M 10:30 Auction Hunters PG SUNDAY Midnight The Last Alaskans M 12:55 World’s Biggest Shipbuilders PG 1:50 Treehouse Masters PG 2:45 Auction Hunters PG 3:15 Treehouse Masters PG 4:10 Dual Survival M 5:05 MythBusters PG | Compiled by

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6am Rural Delivery 3 0 6:25 The Fishing Show 0 7:10 Sunday 0 7:35 Tagata Pasifika 8am Praise Be 8:30 Attitude 0 9am Q+A 0 10am Waka Huia 10:30 Marae PGR 2 11am Neighbourhood 0 11:30 Fair Go 3 0 11:55 Biggest And Baddest 0 12:50 Storage – Flog The Lot! PGR 1:50 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 3 0 2:55 Intrepid NZ PGR 3 0 3:55 F More Tales From Northumberland With Robson Green 4:25 Fishy Business Adam Clancey leads a team of anglers and divers on fishing adventures around New Zealand and the world. 0 4:55 Fierce 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0

6am Art Attack 3 0 6:25 Thomas And Friends 0 6:35 The Octonauts 3 0 6:45 Little Monstar 3 0 6:50 My Little Pony 3 0 7:10 Looped 0 7:35 Jamie’s Got Tentacles 0 8am Tom And Jerry’s Giant Adventure 0 8:50 Mako Mermaids 0 10:05 F Dog With A Blog 0 10:30 The Bachelorette PGR 0 Noon Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 0 2:35 Samantha Who? 0 3:05 Uncle Buck 3:30 Home And Away Omnibus 0 6pm F Black-Ish The Johnsons take a trip to 1920s Harlem when Pops tells them the history of their family. 0 6:30 The Middle 0

6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston 7am Charles Stanley 8am UCKG 8:30 Turning Point 9am R&R 9:30 The Hui 0 10am The Nation 0 11am Shark Tank 3 0 Noon Entertainment Tonight Weekend PGR 1pm Motorsport – Formula E Magazine Show 1:30 Motorsport – Highlands 101 3pm Motorsport – World Endurance Championship Bahrain, round nine. 4pm Motorsport – World Rally Championship Australia, round 14. 5pm Highway Thru Hell 3 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm

6am Religious Programming 10:30 Sport Box Noon Rugby – International (DLY) France v All Blacks. From Paris. 0 2:05 The Crayfishers PGR 3 0 2:35 Coastwatch Oz PGR 3 3:05 The Millers PGR 3 3:30 Storage Wars – Canada 3 4pm David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 3 0 4:30 Rugby Nation 5:30 Prime News 6pm The Great British Bake Off – Masterclass Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood share their tips and tricks for perfect results with signature Bake Off dishes, including Mary’s family recipe for Tipsy Trifle.

10am F Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 10:30 This Is Piki PGR 11am Death Threat 3 11:30 The Political Game 3 Noon Waka Warriors 3 12:30 Ahorangi Next Generation 3 1pm Finding Aroha PGR 1:30 Play PGR 2:30 L Basketball – College National Championship 3:30 Rugby League – Fox Memorial Shield 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Tangata Taumata Rau 3 Mere McLean visits Waikirikiri in Ruatoki, the home of Rapaera Black, who takes her for a walk around his papakainga while he explains the tikanga and lifestyle of the people of Ruatoki.

6am Monkey Thieves 6:30 Through The Bible With Les Feldick 7am The Auction House 8am Wild Arabia 9am The Get Growing Roadshow 9:30 Beverly Hills Pawn 10am American Pickers 11am Brother v Brother Noon Monkey Thieves 12:30 Bondi Vet 1:30 Salvage Hunters 2:30 The Tropic Of Cancer 3:30 Extreme Frontiers South Africa 4:30 Jamie’s Great Britain Jamie travels to the West Country, where he samples traditional Jamaican and Guyanese cooking, as well as local scrumpy. 5:30 Restoration Man 6:30 The Living Room

7pm Sunday 0 7:30 Our Big Blue Backyard Auckland Islands. 0 8:30 Victoria 0 9:30 Broadchurch AO 3 0 10:30 Call The Midwife PGR 3 0

7pm N Terry Teo PGR Terry Teo is a savvy teenager on his way to becoming a career criminal, until his father is murdered and it appears the gang for which he is prospecting may be responsible. 0 8pm The Simpsons PGR 0 8:30 M Mr Deeds PGR 2002 Comedy. 0 10:30 F Dead Of Summer AO

7pm Storage Wars – Texas PGR 7:30 Prime Planet – The Wonders Of Britain Despite its size, Britain packs a lot in, from an ancient volcanic past through ice ages and modern farming, Britain’s countryside story is one of diversity. 0 8:30 Weekend Murders – Midsomer Murders PGR 0 10:30 F Psych PGR

7pm Tohu Taakaro O Aotearoa (DLY) 8:30 M The Broken Circle Breakdown PGR 2012 Romantic Drama. It was love at first sight for a couple, in spite of their many differences, but their love is tested when their daughter becomes seriously ill. 10:35 Te Kaea 3 2

7:30 British Treasure, American Gold 8:30 M 1408 PGR 2007 Horror. Soon after a man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel, he confronts genuine fear. 10:30 M Barney’s Version AO 2010 Comedy Drama.

11:35 Q+A 3 Local political-affairs programme. 0 12:40 Attitude 3 0 1:10 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:05 Marae PGR 2 3:35 Infomercials

11:20 The Exorcist 0 12:10 M Hostel – Part III AO 2011 Horror. Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley. 1:45 Supernatural AO 3 0 2:30 Infomercials 3:05 Jeremy Kyle AO 3 3:55 Mike Tyson Mysteries 3 4:15 It Is Written 3 4:45 Hart Of Dixie PGR 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

7pm M Turbo PGR 3 2012 Animated Comedy. An underdog snail’s dreams go into overdrive when he attains the power of superspeed. Voices of Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Snoop Dogg. 0 9pm Best Of The Graham Norton Show AO 3 0 10pm Humans AO 3 0 11pm M Greenberg AO 3 2010 Comedy Drama. 0 1:20 Entertainment Tonight Weekend PGR 2:20 Infomercials 5:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 3

Terry Teo

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BRAVO 6am Hoarders – Family Secrets 3 6:45 Hoarders – Family Secrets 3 7:30 Million Dollar Listing NY 3 8:15 Million Dollar Listing NY 3 9am Hoarders – Family Secrets 3 9:45 Millionaire Matchmaker 3 10:40 Below Deck 3 11:30 The Real Housewives Of Melbourne 3 12:30 The Real Housewives Of Atlanta 3 1:30 Shahs Of Sunset 3 2:30 Shahs Of Sunset 3 3:30 Million Dollar Listing NY 3 4:30 Million Dollar Listing NY 3 5:30 Million Dollar Listing NY (Starting Today) 3 6:30 Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry 7:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 8:30 Dance Moms 9:30 Botched 10:30 Mother Funder$ PGR 11:30 Snapped PGR 12:20 Infomercials 3


7pm on Three

THE BOX 6am Storage Wars – Texas PG 6:25 Storage Wars – Texas PG 6:50 Storage Wars – Texas PG 7:15 Border Security M 7:40 Shearing Gang PG 8:10 The Simpsons Super Sunday PG A marathon of Simpson’s episodes. 10:45 Call Of The Wildman PG 11:10 Border Security M 11:35 Shearing Gang PG 12:05 Hooten And The Lady MV 1:05 Raw MV 3:50 Smackdown MV 5:35 Main Event MV 6:30 Scorpion MV 7:30 Hooten And The Lady MV 8:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 9:30 NCIS – LA MV 10:30 Main Event MV 11:30 Scorpion MV MONDAY 12:30 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away MVL 1:20 Storage Wars – Texas PG 1:45 Storage Wars – Texas PG 2:10 Storage Wars – Texas PG 2:35 Border Security M 3am Shearing Gang PG 3:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 4:20 NCIS – LA MV 5:10 Scorpion MV

11:30 Al’s Fish’n With Mates AO 11:05 Closedown Al McGlashan, with the support of the fishing community, rallies behind a special woman with an encounter with one of the most exciting fish in our oceans. Midnight Cricket – International (HLS) Blackcaps v Pakistan. Day three. 12:35 Home Shopping



7:45 The Making Of The Man From UNCLE PG 2015 8am San Andreas ML 2015 Action. Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino. 9:55 Absolutely Anything MVLS 2015 Comedy Sci-fi. Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar. 11:20 See No Evil 2 16VSC 2014 Horror. Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, Danielle Harris. 12:55 Southpaw 16VLC 2014 Drama. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams. 3pm The Lazarus Effect MVC 2014 Horror. Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass. 4:25 Child 44 16VLC 2015 Drama. Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman. 6:40 Victor Frankenstein MVLSC 2015 Horror. Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay. 8:30 The Hateful Eight 18VLSC 2016 Western. During a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh. 11:20 Sleeping With Other People 16VLSC 2015 Comedy Drama. Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie. MONDAY 1am Dear Viola M 2014 Romance. Kellie Martin, Jefferson Brown. 2:25 Victor Frankenstein MVLSC 2015 Horror. 4:15 The Hateful Eight 18VLSC 2016 Western.

6am After.Life 16VLSC 2009 Horror. Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long. 7:40 The Next Three Days MVL 2010 Crime. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks. 9:55 King Kong MV 2005 Adventure. Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrian Brodie. 12:55 Love Actually MLS 2003 Comedy. Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth. 3:10 Out Of Sight MVL 1998 Action Comedy. George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames. 5:10 Maid In Manhattan PGL 2002 Romantic Comedy. Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes. 6:55 The Mechanic 16VLS 2011 Action. Jason Statham, Ben Foster. 8:30 Limitless MVLS 2011 Thriller. A writer discovers a top-secret drug that gives him superhuman abilities. Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro. 10:20 Sherlock Holmes MV 2009 Action. Robert Downey jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams.


12:25 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas 18 1998 Comedy Drama. Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Torro, Christina Ricci. 2:20 Out Of Sight MVL 1998 Action Comedy. George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames. 4:20 Maid In Manhattan PGL 2002 Romantic Comedy. Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes.

SKY SPORT 1 7am Kayaking – WhitewaterXL NZ Invitational (HLS) 8am Cricket – International (HLS) Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Two. 8:30 L Rugby – International France v New Zealand. 11:30 Sky Sport News NZ Noon Sky Sport TBC 1:30 Rugby – International (HLS) France v New Zealand. 2pm Sky Sport News NZ 2:30 Sky Sports News UK 3pm Cricket – International (HLS) India v England – Third Test, Day One. 3:30 Rugby – International (HLS) France v New Zealand. 4pm Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Three. 4:28 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four. Morning session from Adelaide Oval. 8:55 Rugby – International (HLS) France v New Zealand. 9:55 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four.


Midnight Rugby Nation 1am Rugby – International (HLS) France v New Zealand. 1:30 World Rugby 1:55 L Tennis – Davis Cup Final Croatia v Argentina – Day Three.

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

12:30 Decks, Docks And Gazebos 1am Jamie’s Great Britain 2am M 1408 PGR 2007 Horror. Soon after a man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel, he confronts genuine fear. John Cusack. 4am British Treasure, American Gold 5am Restoration Man

SKY SPORT 2 6am Cricket – International (HLS) Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Two. 6:30 Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Three. 7am Cricket – International (HLS) India v England – Third Test, Day One. 7:30 The Cricket Show 8am Golf – World Cup (HLS) Round Three. 8:30 Hockey – Four Nations (RPL) India v New Zealand. 10am Cricket – International (HLS) India v England – Third Test, Day One. 10:30 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Three. 1:05 The Cricket Show 1:35 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Three. 6:30 UCL Magazine Show 7pm L Football – A-League Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix. 9:15 Rugby – International (RPL) France v New Zealand. 11:30 Fox Sports News


Midnight Cricket – International (HLS) Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Three. 12:30 Golf – World Cup (HLS) Round Four. 1am Basketball – NBL (HLS) Cairns Taipans v NZ Breakers. 1:40 L Darts – Players Championship Day Three, Session One. 27Nov16

DISCOVERY 6am Auction Hunters 6:30 MythBusters PG Car v Rain. 7:30 MythBusters PG YouTube Special. 8:30 Bering Sea Gold PG The Plague. 9:25 Treehouse Masters PG 10:20 Harley And The Davidsons M Race to the Top. 11:45 Auction Hunters PG Whip It Good. 12:10 World’s Biggest Shipbuilders PG Emergency. 1:05 Abalone Wars PG 2pm Abalone Wars PG 2:55 Abalone Wars PG 3:50 Abalone Wars PG 4:45 Abalone Wars M 5:40 Abalone Wars M 6:35 Railroad Australia PG 7:30 The Genius Of George Boole PG Industry leaders and academics from around the world explore the life and importance of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes. 8:30 Harley And The Davidsons PG 9:30 How The Earth Works PG 10:30 Treehouse Masters PG 11:30 MythBusters PG MONDAY 12:30 You Have Been Warned M 1:25 Dual Survival M 2:20 Auction Hunters PG 2:45 Auction Hunters 3:15 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG 4:10 Treehouse Masters PG 5:05 MythBusters PG | Compiled by


Family Notices 38 Ashburton Guardian BIRTHS

ROBINSON – Hayden and Claire (nee McKendry) are delighted to announce the arrival of Stella Margot, on November 16, 2016. A sister for George and Dominic. Special thanks to Olivia Smart and Claire Shatford.








Saturday, November 26, 2016


BARKER, Dayle Julian – Jill and Graham Barker and family wish to sincerely thank everyone for their kindness, love and support at the time of the tragic loss of a dearly Canterbury owned, loved son, brother, father and partner. Our very many locally operated thanks to those who attended Dayle’s funeral service, and Patersons DEATHS many tributes of flowers, Funeral Services the BODY, Kath – cards and baking. A special Peacefully at Methven House and Ashburton thanks to the ambulance on November 22, 2016. Aged paramedics who did their 87 years. Much loved Aunty Crematorium Ltd utmost best at the scene of Kathy of Elizabeth and Roger. the accident and to all those Office and Chapel people Great Aunty Kathy of Debra unknown to us who and great-great Aunty K of Corner East & Cox also assisted the accident. Ben and Ruby. We have Streets, Ashburton We would also like to express many wonderful memories. our sincere thanks to Bernard Egan, funeral celebrant, and FORD, Allan Stuart, (Peter) – Mark Glandville from On November 25, 2016 at Simplicity Funerals, G Burrell Princes Court Dementia and Sons funeral directors, Care, Ashburton. Aged 93 and Trotts Gardens and years. Devoted husband of Brantwood Chapel, who the late Janyce, loved father helped us through the horrific MID CANTERBURY of Adrienne and Alan Ayers, experience. Please accept FUNERAL SERVICES Henry and Marg, (Auckland) this as a personal Wal and Nicki, (Cust) and Galbraith’s provide choice! acknowledgement as many Rosie and Russell, (Wanaka). We have a team of highly respected, professional funeral directors and addresses are unknown. Galbraith’s celebrants. We offer you complete funeral care including pre-arrangement, Grandfather of Peter and Dayle will be so very dearly and your choice of venue, funeral celebrants and catering. provide choice! Anna, Steve, Mark and Amy; missed by many, We believe that every life is unique and every person’s funeral needs to Rob and Jess, Bridget, Jamie reflect their individuality - ask us how we can be of assistance to you and but never forgotten. Call us on your family. and Zoey; Michael and us on 308 3980 Rachel, Chris, Joanna; andor call in Call 308 and visit 3980 our new premises atGREENING, Maxine – great grandfather of six. 246 Havelock Street Lynda, Anne, David, or call in and visit Jim, Messages to Ford family, PO Mark and families would like Box 472, Ashburton 7740. our new premises at to express their sincere Eion McKinnon Rob Cope-Williams Our grateful thanks to the appreciation for all the 246 Havelock staff at Princes Court for the wonderful support shown to kindness and care shown to Street them following the loss of Dad in his last years. The Maxine. Thank you for all the funeral service will be held atOfficial Opening 18 Feb - 9am til 4pm cards, flowers, phone calls, F UNERAL St David’s Union Church, baking and plants for the 48 Allen’s Road, Ashburton FURNISHERS garden. Special thanks to on WEDNESDAY, November Father Mathew Valloppallil for MASTER 30, commencing at 1.30pm. Maxine's wonderful service. MONUMENTAL MASON Followed by private Please accept this as a cremation. personal acknowledgement of E.B. CARTER LTD Paterson’s Funeral Services thanks to you all. For all your memorial






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TODAY: High cloud, odd spot rain. Northwest, gale gusts 120km/h.



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Ashburton Forecast

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NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Southwesterlies cover New Zealand tomorrow and Monday in the wake of a broad trough. On Tuesday, a front moves onto the South Island, then slowly moves onto the North Island on Wednesday and weakens, while a ridge of high pressure builds further south.

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Canterbury Plains TODAY


Fine, apart from isolated showers about the Banks Peninsula. Southwesterlies dying out. Northerlies developing later.


High cloud and a few spots of rain. NW. A few showers developing later. S change.

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Fair fishing

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Fair fishing

Rise 4:46 am Set 6:27 pm

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Good fishing Rise 5:16 am Set 7:24 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:05 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday 174.5 Nth Ashburton at 12:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:25 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 12:10 pm, yesterday

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Canterbury Readings

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Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing Saturday



FZL: 1200m

Fine, apart from a few showers about the divide. Snow to 900 metres at first. Strong or gale westerlies.


overnight max low

Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls about the divide, gradually easing to a few showers by evening. Snow down to 800 metres. Wind at 1000m: Severe gale NW easing to W gale 65 km/h in the morning. Wind at 2000m: Severe gale NW easing to W gale 70 km/h in the morning.



World Weather

FZL: Lowering to 1600m

Rain, with heavy falls. Squally thunderstorms and hail possible near the divide. Snow down to 1000 metres. Wind at 1000m: NW, severe gale 100 km/h, easing to 90 km/h in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NW, severe gale 140 km/h, easing to 100 km/h in the morning.

Mostly dry with high cloud and gusty northwesterlies. However, a few showers developing in the afternoon with a southwest change, some may be heavy.

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Variable high cloud. Scattered rain about the foothills and a few spots of rain spreading elsewhere at times. Northwesterlies, gale in exposed places, gusting 140 km/h at first near the foothills and 120 km/h elsewhere.

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 24.3 24.5 Max to 4pm 11.7 Minimum 11.0 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm November to date 81.6 Avg Nov to date 52 2016 to date 564.4 624 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 41 At 4pm Strongest gust NE 61 Time of gust 1:12pm


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Puzzles and horoscopes Cryptic crossword

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Simon Shuker’s CodeCracker

ACROSS 1. A bug one mouse, tailless, gets can be taken in two ways (9) 5. A meal made in a pot? (3) 7. Accepted that it’s all right to come first (4) 8. See the money that’s paid on the nail (4,4) 10. Who’s team has been routed, to a degree? (8) 11. It is a low-toned fish, by the look of it (4) 13. A number of horses that may get tied into knots… (6) 15. … will go full out for Georgia if poll returns (6) 18. A weed to cut short (4) 19. How much that could be quaint to try heartlessly for (8) 22. They are as high as one can go in the forest (8) 23. Leading male character found her on the shores of the Hellespont (4) 24. Cut and dried, this maker will give one a swinging blow (3) 25. Thought it wonderful to be given level dram like this (9) DOWN 1. They may draw the stars, it might be (7) 2. It is just the shrub for a besom (5) 3. No harp can be played by one bereft of parents (6) 4. Where they build one sort of set around it (4) 5. It is hard work having to drag wearily around Virginia (7) 6. Plant louse possibly coming from a ship (5) 9. Boast of being a big bird to Kelvin (5) 12. It may be as fresh as undercoat, say (5) 14. A moving chair at end of runway giving one a garden feature (7) 16. Do a play about what aircraft carry for profit (3-4) 17. Last meal went to the wall in Milan (6) 18. The last one to be desperately defended: get rid of it! (5) 20. It couldn’t be better, one piece of business (5) 21. A particle to be found in the period before lunch (4)


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

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There is at least one fiveletter word.

Quick crossword 1








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Previous solution: EXPLORER


26/11 12

TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 16 Excellent – 20 Amazing – 23







ACROSS 6. Writer (6) 7. Move slowly (6) 10. Berate (7) 11. Bitter or pungent (5) 12. Not any (4) 13. Trap (5) 16. Reluctant (5) 17. Circle of light (4) 20. Happen (5) 21. Bullfighter (7) 22. Irritable (6) 23. Pillar (6)

Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Avoid self-promotion. The smart ones will understand right away. The others wouldn’t understand any better if you told them, so that’s another reason to stay modest. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): You’re better off not to assume that money means the same thing to you as it does to the people you deal with. When they show you how they value things, pay attention. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): The main problem about human existence is fragility. You make that a little less obvious for someone. You make that person feel protected --maybe even strong. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You’re simply too tough on yourself! Why dwell on mistakes when there are so many things you’ve done right? And you’ll do even more good today once you shake off that critical mood. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You’ll get an opportunity to do business where there is a strong sense of stability and tradition around matters of finance. Soon after you connect with those who share your values, you’ll strike a deal. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): A masterful communicator, today your word choices increase your charisma. Instead of saying “no problem,” which brings to mind the negative, you’ll say “my pleasure,” and create only good feelings. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Maybe it’s noble to be defiant in the face of life’s ridiculousness. Or maybe it’s just necessary. Either way, you should feel pretty good about your reaction to today’s nuttiness. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You’ve a comfort level around certain people that allows you to work seamlessly together. It won’t matter who did what or where the credit lands. This is a form of love. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Your presentation of an idea can sell it, whether the idea is good or not. Does this activate your sense of personal responsibility? Vet ideas before making a pitch. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): This thing you’re trying to accomplish cannot be a linear pursuit. It’s a holistic process. So when you feel yourself drawn “off track,” maybe you’re actually just working things from a different angle. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): A one-sided commitment won’t work as well as a reciprocal one. Can you involve another person? There’s magic when you join forces with someone just as committed as you are. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): What you’ve decided to become is far more interesting than any inherent or inherited aspect of you. Share your story. It will help you gain a certain objectivity and self-appreciation.

Previous Cryptic solution

Across 1. Scanty 4. Scarce 9. Article 10. Rogue 11. Oars 12. Fade 13. Dot 15. Deem 16. Kelp 19. Bus 21. Ills 22. Fool 24. Neath 25. Washing 26. Thrush 27. Assent Down 1. Shadow cabinet 2. Altered 3. Tack 5. Cornered 6. Rigid 7. Electric light 8. Sepal 14. Delights 17. Promise 18. Glows 20. Stair 23. Isis

Previous solution: den, dene, denes, dens, dense, end, ends, ens, née, need, needs, see, seed, seen, sen, send, sene.

Across 1. Last 8. Economised 9. Stimulus 10. Errs 12. Verity 14. Phoney 15. Wilful 17. Seesaw 18. Mean 19. Wrathful 21. Rust bucket 22. Seen Down 2. All the time 3. Teem 4. Mouldy 5. Gossip 6. Tiresome 7. Adds 11. Reevaluate 13. Infinite 16. Lawful 17. Stalks 18. Mars 20. Hits


Sudoku 22


Previous Quick solution



Ashburton Guardian

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


DOWN 1. Failing to reach a target (7,5) 2. Staying power (7) 3. Dependable (5) 4. Grisly (7) 5. Decorate (5) 8. Attempting (12) 9. Previously (2,3,4) 14. Quarters (7) 15. Tough guy (4,3) 18. Severe (5) 19. Wooden seat (5)

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SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 22a Chalmers Avenue, Ashburton 23 Beach Road, Ashburton 501a West Street, Ashburton 97 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton Cawton Grove, Tinwald 13 Mason Place, Ashburton 1A Lochhead Crescent, Methven 6 Primrose Place, Ashburton 3/1 Porter Street, Ashburton 26a Princes Street, Netherby 86 Allens Road, Ashburton 57 Morgan Street, Methven 221 MiddleRoad, Ashburton 338 Havelock Street, Ashburton 164 South Street, Ashburton 46 Allens Street, Methven 46 Reid Crescent, Ashburton 10 Balmoral Place, Ashburton 18 Charlesworth Drive, Ashburton 18 Bridge Street, Ashburton 1 Colcord Place, Methven 26 Mitchell Place, Ashburton 31 Graham Street, Ashburton 23 King Street, Ashburton 16 Cross Street, Ashburton 22 Melcombe Street, Tinwald 13 Walshs Road, Allenton 112 Middle Road, Ashburton 58 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton 10 Burton Place, Ashburton 3 Creek Road, Ashburton 18 Torbay Avenue, Lake Hood 90 Dunford Street, Rakaia 52 Dolma Street, Methven 8 Sudbury Street, Ashburton 127 Cameron Street, Ashburton 2/52 Eton Street, Ashburton

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SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 44 Carters Terrace, Tinwald 13 Walshs Road, Allenton 17 Agnes Street, Tinwald


44 Carters Terrace, Tinwald


Character & Charm on Carters - 3 bedrooms (master with WIR & ensuite) - Upstairs rumpus room or 4th bedroom - 2 bathrooms - 2 living spaces - 2 car garaging with internal access - Log fire & heat pump Are you tired of seeing the same types properties time and time again?


Offers over $399,000 OPEN HOME Sunday 1:00pm - 1.30pm Kim Miller 027 236 8627 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

164 South Street, Ashburton

18 Charlesworth Drive, Ashburton

16 Cross Street, Ashburton

13 Walshs Road, Ashburton

- 2 Bedrooms

- 3 Bedrooms (Principal with en-suite & walk-in-robe)

- 3 Bedrooms

- 4 Bedroom (Principal with ensuite)

- Generous Open Plan Kitchen, Living, Dining

- Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Lounge flows to 2nd Lounge

- Solid, Secure Brick home

- 2 Living (open plan kitchen/dining/lounge)

- Compliant Log Fire & Heat Pump

- 2 Bathrooms

- Open Plan Kitchen, Dining & Living Area

- 2 Bathrooms (including Spa bath)

- Double Glazed & Fully Insulated

- Double Garage with auto door and internal access

- Compliant Log Fire with Wetback

- Double Garage with internal access

$329,000 OPEN HOME Saturday 11:15am - 11.45am

Offers over $570,000 OPEN HOME Saturday 12:00pm - 12.30pm

$319,000 OPEN HOME Saturday 12:45pm - 1.15pm

Offers over $505,000 OPEN HOME Sat 1:00pm - 1:30pm & Sun 1:00pm - 1:30pm

112 Middle Road, Ashburton

58 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton

2/52 Eton Street, Ashburton

73 Davis Crescent, Ashburton

- 4 very large bedrooms complete with fabulous storage

This 3 bedroom cottage is “packed with potential”; and straight over the road from the Netherby School-very handy.

This lovely, well maintained 2 bedroom unit with compliant log burner and heat pump is ready to purchase. Updated interior including new bathroom it also boasts a lovely patio garden and single garage.

Open plan kitchen dining through to the lounge.

- 2 well appointed bathrooms - Open plan kitchen, living with outdoor flow - Separate lounge

The outside has been repaired and painted, but the inside is a blank canvas. Currently tenanted at $280 per week - tenants keen to stay.

This new listing is a wee gem. Rental appraisal completed at $280-290 per week.


Three Bedrooms plus the Attic Separate laundry, combo bathroom Compliant wood burner

$425,000 OPEN HOME Saturday 1:00pm - 1:30pm

$220,000 OPEN HOME Saturday 1:30pm - 2:00pm

$200,000 OPEN HOME Saturday 3:00pm - 3.30pm


Ag 26 november, 2016  
Ag 26 november, 2016  

Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, November 26, 2016