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Crowds flocked to Anzac Day ceremonies around the country yesterday to remember our fallen soldiers. At least 2000 people attended Ashburton’s dawn service, with an increasing number of young people sporting poppies and wearing medals of past generations.


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Cambridges head home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are heading for home after their three-week official visit to Australia and New Zealand with baby George. The royal couple’s last day in Australia was spent marking the 99th anniversary of the dawn landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli. After a dawn service, visiting the tomb of the unknown soldier and placing a poppy on the wall of remembrance, they planted a tree at the War Memorial before heading to their plane. They were farewelled by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher. Kate carried baby George up the stairs and into the plane, where the family waved goodbye to Australia.



INSIDE TODAY Paddleboat sells, then sinks One of Australia’s oldest paddleboats has sunk into the Murray River’s murky waters at a time when its ownership is a legal grey area. The 1877-built Avoca was found mostly submerged, and tilted to one side, at its mooring at Mildura in Victoria early yesterday. It was two weeks to the day after the historic vessel was sold at auction, only to then sink during the settlement period. The Avoca is changing hands from celebrity chef Stefano de Pieri to fellow Mildura restaurateur Simon Harrington, who submitted the winning auction bid of $55,000. “We’re all very sad about it and we’ll have to see what we can do,” Mr de Pieri said. “We don’t know what has happened. We suspect it was a power failure and the bilge pump stopped working and that was that. This is what happens to boats, particularly old ones ... (but) it’s not lost yet.” Mr de Pieri said the vessel would be inspected with a view to raising it, and that Murray River towns had the know-how and resources to do this, although he’d not had time to consider cost or sale implications. The vessel has been used in recent times as a floating restaurant and Mr Harrington had planned to substantially restore the Avoca for use as a cafe by day, bar by night. Yesterday Mr Harrington said this plan was not sunk.

Richard Gere mistaken for homeless man Actor Richard Gere has been mistaken for a real-life homeless man after a kind-hearted woman handed him food and cash while he was filming on the streets of New York City. The unshaven Gere, 64, was dressed in shabby clothes for his role as a tramp in new movie Time Out of Mind. He went unrecognised as he sifted through a rubbish bin near Grand Central Terminal, looking for food. One onlooker, oblivious to the cameras, took pity on him and gave him a bag of food - and Gere remained in character as he took the gift, smiled and thanked her. The act of kindness was caught on camera, although the good samaritan has yet to be identified.


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Ko one of 100 Most Influential People Kiwi golf sensation Lydia Ko (left) received an unexpected surprise for her 17th birthday - being chosen by Time magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential People. In a small profile written by the most successful golfer of all time, Annika Sorenstam, Ko was described as leading golf’s youth movement - and was the only person from the sport represented on the just-released list. “Lydia Ko is exceptionally talented, mature beyond her years and well liked by golf fans and competitors alike,” Sorenstam wrote. “She is responsible for sparking increased interest in our sport not just in her native South Korea and adopted homeland of New Zealand but also among juniors across the globe.” Time Magazine tweeted the news directly to Ko, this week in California for the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, who retweeted it. Others on Time’s Most Influential People, released overnight, include Russian leader Vladimir Putin, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and pop star Beyonce, who also appeared on the cover.


Record heroin bust Australian warship HMAS Darwin has seized more than a tonne of heroin valued at almost $290 million from a smuggling boat off Kenya. The record 1032kg haul was discovered aboard a dhow in the Indian Ocean, about 27 nautical miles east of Mombasa, Defence says. Darwin’s crew spotted the vessel on Wednesday and a boarding team discovered 46 sacks of heroin hidden among bags of cement. HMAS Darwin’s Commander Terry Morrison said the seizure removed a major source of funding for terrorist and criminal networks. “The search tested the steel of Darwin’s boarding parties who were working in difficult conditions throughout the night,” he said. Darwin is taking part in the UKled Combined Task Force 150. It’s one of three multinational task forces conducting security and counter-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf region.

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Youth flock to services BY MYLES HUME


They may never face the fear or experience the tragic loss, but that hasn’t stopped Mid Canterbury youth appreciating those who sacrificed for their freedom. Along with thousands of New Zealanders who gathered in hundreds of ceremonies around the country yesterday, they marked Anzac Day. Shoulder-toshoulder with past servicemen, together they remembered the courage of those who fought in wars past and clung to the hope that one day there would be an end to it all. As the number of veterans dwindle year-to-year, along comes the fear that this special day may fade, and many would forget the unthinkable horror many of our servicemen faced in the trenches of war. However, at ceremonies across the district yesterday, it was the abundance of fresh faces sporting poppies and war medals of past generations that showed how ingrained Anzac Day still is among modern-day New Zealanders – 99 years since the World War One landing in Gallipoli. Many young people featured among the estimated 2000 people who turned up at the dawn service and then again at the 11am civic service at Baring Square. “This is a better turnout than I have seen in recent years, and the number of younger people taking part is great . . . there’s not as many World War guys left but there’s been a marked increase in young people coming along,” Ashburton RSA president Maurice Baker said. The civic service saw many line the square, basked in sunlight. They watched returned servicemen, along with mem-

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Ashburton’s youth were prominent among Anzac Day services across the district yesterday. The Guardian asked some of them why they went along.

Hugh Wright, 18 “My grandfather was in the parade and served in World War Two so I thought it was important I come down and support him and also commemorate those who fought for us.”

bers of the fire, police and cadet forces march as one. Twenty-six wreaths were laid at the Baring Square Cenotaph before minister David Brown prayed for those who carried the lasting effects of war, and those who went before. Ashburton College head boy Adam Tupper recited a war poem highlighting the “atrocity” or war, while head girl Sophie Congdon marked her appreciation for fallen local soldier Jack Bentley who gave up a promising future to protect his country. As the flag was lowered and the Last Post was sounded, those gathered took a moment once again out of their year to appreciate the courage, bravery and selflessness of our servicemen. Lest we forget.

Lieutenant Colonel Grant McMillan (left) and mayor Angus McKay march into Baring Sqaure during the civic service Anzac Day ceremony yesterday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 250414-TM-300

Ashburton College head girl Sophie Congdon (left) and Adam Tupper deliver their heartfelt speeches at the civic service yesterday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 250414-TM-283

Aaron Cullimore, 19 “I had a grandad who served in World War Two, so I thought I better come down here. I still think Anzac Day is relevant to young people.”

Ruth Swaney, 19 “It’s been a few years since I have gone to a service, and that’s probably because I’ve been lazy. But I thought I would like to come to the service this year to check it out because Anzac Day is important.”

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Intimate service at Hakatere Marae BY MYLES HUME


As the photographs of Maori soldiers looked on, people from all walks of life came together for an intimate Hakatere Marae Anzac Day Service yesterday. In what was its second ever service, about 70 people, young and old, gathered to remember their ancestors – many who were members of the 28th Maori Battalion. The service coincides with the end of the taiaha wananga the marae has been hosting this week, seeing the 30 young men yesterday perform the skills and knowledge many of their ancestors displayed with the traditional Maori warfare club-like weapon. Lieutenant Colonel Grant McMillan – also the Ashburton College principal – was invited to conduct the Anzac Day dedication speech, in which he spoke

of a man named Wata te Wahahuia. He was the son of Ngai Te Rangi’s Huihana Te Arawaere and an English shipbuilder. He was one of two Maori men who were included in the 215-strong First New Zealand Contingent in the Anglo-Boer War from 1899 to 1902 in a time when “the chivalrous British had decreed that colonial natives were to take no part in this ‘white man’s war’”. Mr McMillan said Wata did not hide the fact he was Maori and he composed a Maori cry which translated to “be strong New Zealand fight bravely for your Queen, forever and ever”, which everyone on board the troopship in Wellington yelled as they departed for South Africa. The Hakatere Marae service is expected to become an annual event.

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Tuatini Arahanga and Tia Hunt welcome those gathered for the second ever Anzac Day Service at the Hakatere Marae yesterday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 250414-TM-080


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For three elderly Ashburton women, seeing almost 200 people turn out to remember fallen servicemen at the cemetery service was “absolutely amazing”. Win Chapman, Shirley Cullimore and Audrey Bruce have been attending the Ashburton Anzac Day Cemetery Service for about 70 years, and are among just a handful of people who can claim that. The 9am service is a moving time when people congregate nearby the hundreds of local servicemen who represented their district and their country in wars across the world. Mrs Chapman’s husband, Ron, was the sexton of the cemetery for several years, and he served in World War Two, making the ceremony particularly important for

her and the family. “If you look at the crowd here you can still see how important Anzac Day is, it’s absolutely amazing to see so many people here today at this service,” Mrs Chapman said. Mayor Angus McKay and Ashburton RSA president Maurice Baker laid a wreath at the flagpole shadowing the services plot. The mood was sombre at the cemetery service, and as the rain set in as the Last Post trumpeted, people stood, either bowing their heads or staring into the distance to remember them. The silence was broken by the Ashburton Cadet Unit, which fired three rounds into the distance in accordance with the commands of their superiors, before the service was rounded off by God Save the Queen and the benediction.



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Marching for our fallen soldiers Thirteen-year-old bagpiper George Gray (right) and Gavin Mowat lead the march into the Hinds Community Centre yesterday where the rural town held its Anzac Day service, organised by the Hinds and Districts Lions Club. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 250414-TM-182

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Members of the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association marched to Baring Square yesterday during the civic service where they were one of the 26 organisations to lay a wreath. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 250414-TM-328

Veterans send a message BY SUE NEWMAN


They might have been small in numbers but their message was very clear – nuclear test veterans need support. Marching under the New Zealand Nuclear Veterans’ Assocation and led by organisation chair Jen Branje, a handful of veterans from Operation Grapple took part in yesterday’s Anzac Day parade. They marched to show that they too were victims of war. Operation Grapple and operations Grapple X, Grapple Y and Grapple Z, were British

nuclear weapons tests of early hydrogen bombs. These tests were carried out from 1956 until 1958 at Malden Island and Christmas Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. A total of 551 sailors were on board the frigates HMNZS Pukaki and Rotiti which acted as supply ships, providing weather monitoring and surveillance. While the crews wore coveralls, masks and gloves during the tests and irradiated sections of the ships were washed down after the tests, it is believed sailors were exposed to radioactive fall-out in rainwater used for drinking and bathing.

Of the 500 plus New Zealanders who served at Operation Grapple, fewer than 140 are alive today, with most having died from various forms of cancer. New Zealand was later involved in protests over French nuclear testing at Muroroa Atoll. The HMNZS Otago with a crew of 242 was in the area and those on board witnessed the first atmospheric test. A month later the crew of the Canterbury watched the second French test. Greenpeace vessels also sailed in protest, to the test site.

The servicemen and women who were crews on the observer ships have battled for years to receive compensation for the impact on their health from exposure to nuclear fall-out, Ms Branje said. Participating in Anzac Day parades was about raising awareness of the impact exposure had had on the lives of those who were on board ships in the area at the time, Ms Branje said. “We’re not using Anzac Day as a target, we’re not protesting, we’re just raising awareness and some support for these fellows.”


Links to Gallipoli In the RSA section of the Rotorua Cemetery there stands an unremarkable, gnarled old pine tree, but if its twisted limbs could talk they would tell a surprising tale. The tree is most probably a descendent of the now famous Lone Pine that once stood on the ranges of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Scion tree breeder Toby Stovold said the tree was of the same species as the original tree and was looking to have it genetically tested to prove its origins, but this could take a few years. If so, it would be one of two trees in New Zealand to have proven links to the original Lone Pine, of which a pine cone was brought back by Australian soldier Sergeant Keith McDowell after World War One. - APNZ

Communities came together at dawn services around the country to honour and remember Anzac soldiers yesterday. Thousands turned out at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, including war veterans who marched onto the Court of Honour. The service opened with the sounds of the wooden Maori trumpet, the pukaea, and the hymn Abide With Me. Mayor Len Brown placed a wreath on the cenotaph to remember “all who have fallen, and all who have served”. In Christchurch, 2000 people gathered in Cranmer Square for the dawn parade. Among the readings was one delivered by Bryan Shankland VRD (volunteer reserve decoration) of the Canterbury Malaya Veterans Association. He gave the Anzac remembrance where he paid tribute to the relationship between Kiwi and Australian soldiers. About 5000 paid their respects at the Wellington Cenotaph, where soldiers wore replica 1914 uniforms created by filmmaker Peter Jackson. It’s the last Anzac ceremony to be held there before moving to the new National Memorial Precinct next year. In Mount Maunganui, two vintage trainer planes flew over the assembled crowd as the Anzac Day parade left the cenotaph. Six thousand gathered in Whangarei, where it was announced that an additional 110 names will be added to the Whangarei World War One memorial after a search of records revealed the previously un-named men. The dawn service in Rotorua at Muruika urupa (cemetery) at Ohinemutu, finished with a touching tribute as those assembled gave veterans from World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and others, a round of applause as they marched out of the cemetery. In Wanganui, the service was marred by the death of an elderly man, who suffered a heart attack at the service and collapsed. The crowd of about 4000 people at the Hastings dawn service was bigger than last year’s, which RSA Hastings president Trevor Hardie put down to interest building in the lead-up to the Gallipoli Centenary next year. - APNZ

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Police hope to question man A “person of interest” has been identified in relation to the aggravated robbery of three petrol stations in the past week. Police investigating the robberies believe 17-year-old Breyarn Hose can assist with their inquiries. He has outstanding arrest warrants and is yet to be located. The first incident occurred at 1.30am on Good Friday when two offenders, one armed with a firearm, smashed their way through the door of the Mobil station on Apirana Ave, Glen Innes. Cash was targeted and the offenders left within two minutes of arriving, police said. The second incident occurred on Wednesday at 1.25am, when two offenders arrived at the Mobil petrol station on Mt Wellington Highway and demanded to be let inside.

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The two people working at the petrol station retreated to a locked back office, police said. The offenders got in after

smashing a glass panel in a door then fired a shot in an attempt to get access to the counter area. They took the till drawer and tobacco products, police said. CCTV footage revealed the face of one of the offenders when his mask slipped below his nose. They left in a stolen white Nissan Skyline. Shortly afterwards the vehicle was found parked in New Brighton Road less than a kilometre from the scene, with the engine still running. The most recent incident occurred at about 1am yesterday morning when three offenders entered the Caltex station in Penrose. One offender confronted the lone store attendant with the firearm and assaulted him with it. The two other offenders

took shop items and cash before fleeing the premises in a brown mini van. Police investigating the similarities between the incidents believe Hose can assist with their enquiries. He is believed to be in the Auckland area with associates but has no fixed abode. Hose has outstanding warrants issued by Dargaville District Court and police say they wish to speak to him as soon as possible. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or any of the three aggravated robberies were asked to contact Counties Manukau Police Crime Squad on 09 261 132. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. - APNZ

Red Shield Appeal The Salvation Army’s annual nationwide fundraiser, the Red Shield Appeal, gets under way next week. The appeal will run from Monday until Sunday. Captain of the Salvation Army in Ashburton, Ken Smith, said money raised goes toward the work the Salvation Army does in the community. Mr Smith said there were plenty of places where you can donate around Ashburton. “There will be people at Countdown, New World, The Warehouse and outside the Post Office.” If you are unable to donate at one of these locations then you can log on to nz to find their postal address and bank account number or phone 0800 53 00 00 to donate with your credit card.

Ashburton CBD fight Ashburton police are on the hunt for two groups who were found fighting outside The Shed on Thursday night about 11.50pm. Police say the bar manager was knocked to the ground when trying to calm the incident. The perpetrators fled the scene before police arrived.

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A suspected kidnapper who escaped police custody in Auckland on Wednesday is still at large. Brett Makiri, 23 was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman on Monday. Makiri was being held in an interview room in the Auckland Central police station when he escaped about 6pm. Police were on Thursday doorknocking his known associates, visiting at least 22 addresses in Auckland and Waikato. A police communications spokeswoman said yesterday there had been no updates overnight, and police were still on the hunt. - APNZ

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Children get creative before the show starts Entering into the foyer of the Ashburton Trust Event Centre at the moment is like entering into a fantasy world, thanks to the Big Little Theatre Company. As the company stages its latest production, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it has decorated the foyer in keeping with the play, and set up a number of activities for audience members to enjoy before the show. They include making cupcakes, as pictured, with Millar Newlands, 9, getting creative, watched by Big Little’s Charlotte Parker, 10, and Toby Lee, 12. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opened last night and is staging again tonight, and tomorrow in a matinee. Photo Donna Wylie 250414-DW-004

A 40-year-old man alleged to have robbed a bank at gunpoint and taken a bite at two police officers appeared in court this week. Junior Jury is accused of the armed robbery of the Kiwibank and Post Shop branch on Kennedy Rd in Napier on April 4. In Napier District Court on Wednesday, he entered no pleas to charges of aggravated robbery, resisting arrest and assaulting two police officers and was remanded in custody until May 14. - APNZ

Fall from waterfall A woman has suffered serious injuries after falling from the top of a waterfall at Whakatane. Police were called at around midday when a member of the public saw the 41-year-old woman in a precarious position on a cliff at the Wairaka Falls, Whakatane. Police and rescue volunteers tried to reach the woman however she fell about 15 metres into a pool halfway down the falls. Police said she was acting in an irrational manner before she fell. Rescuers had to abseil down the cliff to reach the woman, and police said her behaviour made it difficult for them to retrieve her safely. She was lowered to the foot of the falls in a rescue basket. - APNZ


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Poppy Day helps out Student intern at the Ashburton Guardian, Caitlin Porter, talked to Jan Andrew, the welfare support officer at the RSA, about where exactly the money raised from Anzac poppy sales goes.

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any may wonder, what happens to the coins that they toss haphazardly into the donation bucket after purchasing their Anzac poppy? First, we must back track. Poppy Day and the sale of poppies is one of the oldest New Zealand-wide appeals, running since 1922. The poppy, as many know, reminds us of the sacrifice made by those in the war, they are a symbol of hope and remembrance. Poppies were the first flowers that grew during World War One on the battlefields of Flanders, in Belgium. RSA volunteers exchange the iconic red poppies for a donation to the RSA Poppy Day appeal in support of veterans as well as ex-service people and their families. Poppy Day is held annually on the Friday before Anzac Day, however last week it was held on Thursday April 17 as of course it would have overlapped with Good Friday. As stated on the RSA’s website the reason that it is held prior to Anzac Day, and not on Armistice Day (November 11) with many other countries is because the ship carrying the poppies to France arrived too late for the scheme to be publicised prior to Armistice Day, which forced the RSA to postpone its campaign. The poppy is of course not only worn on Poppy Day and Anzac Day but also at the funerals of returned servicemen and women. It is often taken to be laid at New Zealand war memorials and graves overseas as well. Jan Andrew, welfare support officer for the Ashburton RSA, said the donations from the poppies go to help out ex-service people, veterans and their families that are in need. “We never used to use it for

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the service members that did CMT (Comprehensive Military Training), but we do now. That is just being fair.” Some may wonder, what constitutes need. Mrs Andrew said that it usually covers medical issues, “general medical things or specialist fees. We also have a poppy fund for petrol vouchers, for those needing transport up to things such as radiotherapy etc. in Christchurch”. The reasons for the dispersion of this fund vary. Some may have bought a new mobility scooter for example, and they can be very expensive – sometimes around $3000. “We can give them a little something towards that. The returned servicemen are very well looked after,” she said. “Things like that can be very hard on their pension.” Mrs Andrew added that often returned services widows struggle, with things such as roof repairs or shrubs that must be catered to. “If we haven’t got someone who can help them, then we will donate. But we must be fair to

everybody, I have a policy here doing the welfare, that each returned serviceman or their spouse can be given $200 from the fund. That is just to be fair; otherwise it wouldn’t go far at all.” And the RSA certainly do help, the fund does not have much money left in it at the end of each year. “Sometimes we also do things like buy a motorised wheelchair, or crutches and that comes out of the poppy fund. They will then be lent to whoever needs them, for however long they are needed. The money is only spent as long as it benefits the returned men,” she added. If the donations are in excess for one particular year then more money can be allocated, but the donation amount is generally always in the same ballpark.

Mrs Andrew said that everybody at the RSA is aware of the fund. Some may wonder with the age of the returned servicemen and their families, will this fund be something that continues on in the future? Mrs Andrew says yes, especially w i t h the extension of the fund to those t h a t did CMT and the soldiers who are fighting today. “It is sad to say but there is always some war going on somewhere that we send our soldiers to,” she said. And of course the fund can help out the families and spouses of returned servicemen as well. “For example, the men who went to Vietnam, some of their grandchildren are born with disabilities due to things like

Agent Orange.” In terms of who designates the money, that is up to Mrs Andrew herself. She does have to answer to the executive but all the details of the applications stay within her confidence. “I would say for example, ‘someone really needs help with this’, and so forth.” “They always say, always, that if they deserve it and need it, they get it.” Mrs Andrew said that often elderly people did not like to come. They felt like they were “bludging”, but they are most certainly not, this is all for their benefit. As you can imagine it can be very hard for the men and the families of men who once were fighting for and protecting our country to ask for help. Mrs Andrew said that the RSA poppy fund is there to help, there is no shame in asking for assistance and more importantly, the details of the application are completely confidential. If you wish to apply for any help please contact Mrs Andrew at the welfare office of the RSA.




















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Saturday, April 26, 2014


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Davis ready for another ride By Mike DinsDale Kelvin Davis wants to be the man who stands up in Parliament against domestic violence when he becomes an MP again next month. Mr Davis will replace Labour list MP Shane Jones next month after Mr Jones’ shock announcement this week that he was resigning and would not fight the next election. Mr Davis, who spent one term as a Labour list MP, said he would push several key issues when back in the House - Maori education, regional development, improving the num-

ber of people speaking te reo Maori, and “being the male in Parliament who stands up and says enough is enough over domestic violence”. “We should not be hurting our women and children and whanau through physical, emotional or sexual violence.” Mr Davis, a former school principal, said his return to Parliament - after missing out by 832 votes to Hone Harawira in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate race in the 2011 election and not being high enough on the Labour list at that stage - was sooner than he had expected. He is Labour’s candidate to

take on Mr Harawira for the fourth time in November’s election and is confident of winning the seat, after reducing Mr Harawira’s majority from the 6308 he held at the 2008 general election. Mr Davis has given up his job with the Ministry of Education, bought a new suit and is ready for another ride in Parliament after saying in the wake of his 2011 defeat that he would not be back for another tilt against Mr Harawira in 2014. “I wasn’t going to come back after 2011 but, after reflecting, I feel the message [about Maori being successful through edu-

cation] is still the right one. It just didn’t get enough traction last time,” he said. “I know what I’m going into this time and Maori education is going to be a big part of my kaupapa again this time.” Mr Davis said recent sexual abuse and violence cases in the Far North, such as that of Pamapuria School deputy principal James Parker - who is serving preventive detention on more than 70 sexual abuse charges involving 20 victims from the school - highlighted that more needed to be done to protect children, women and families. - APNZ

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Ormsby spotted New Zealand woman Leeza Ormsby has been spotted publicly in Bali for the first time since she was jailed there 10 weeks ago. Ms Ormsby, 37, was arrested after police raided a luxury villa in north Kuta, for which she had the keys, on February 12. The Rotorua-born Sydney resident was photographed by News Corp Australia as she left her cell in cuffs for psychiatric assessment, news. reported. Ms Ormsby has admitted to possessing a cannabis joint in her handbag but has denied any knowledge of drugs, including ecstasy and hashish, which were allegedly found at the villa. She hasn’t yet been charged and local drug police are looking for more evidence. - APNZ

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More than $60,000 worth of designer sunglasses have been stolen during smash and grabs at two OPSM eyewear stores in Auckland. Among the thieves’ spoils are more than 100 pairs of Prada, Ray Ban, Dolce and Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Oakley, Oroton, Coach and Vogue sunnies. Many of the items retail at upward of $500 each. Last Monday the thieves smashed their way into the OPSM at Silverdale, North Auckland, using a concrete paving stone to shatter the shop front window. They grabbed about 90 pairs of glasses before fleeing in a blue Subaru. - APNZ

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The Tinwald School office block was moved to its new location closer to Thomson Street on Thursday, watched by a dozen or so curious bystanders. Workers from Mid Canterbury Building Removals Ltd secured the building before painstakingly inching it across a wet and sodden playground,

and safely placing it on its new location on the grounds. Principal Peter Livingstone said the office was expected to be up and running by the end of May. Until then office staff would continue operating out of a space off the hall. Two new classrooms will

be built in the empty space by Smith and Sons Renovations and Extensions - they will be for Years 3 and 4. Mr Livingstone said the new classes for the expanding school would sit opposite existing classes. Mr Livingstone hoped one day the four classrooms would

be connected with a roof to create an additional learning space. There are 233 children enrolled at the school, already higher than expected for the year. A fire and security system upgrade was also scheduled to be done.

Farmers moved by Defence Force help Farmers in Southern Westland have been moved by the contribution the New Zealand Defence Force has made to the storm damage clean-up. The region is recovering from the devastation caused by former Cyclone Ita last Thursday. Federated Farmers provin-

cial president Katie Milne said farmers have appreciated the support from New Zealand Army engineers and personnel from Brigade One. “Given it is Anzac Day, we are moved to have the New Zealand Army on the ground here in Westland to help us to recover.” “It feels like the cavalry has

arrived but more accurately, it’s the Sappers.” Downed trees need to be cleared from farms but can be dangerous and unpredictable. “It is why wind-damaged trees should only be felled by suitably trained people like the Army engineers,” she said. “Federated Farmers does

not want to see people hurt or worse so if you’re not sure, it is best to either ask for advice or call in a forestry contractor or arboriculturalist.” Federated Farmed is working with West Coast Rural Support Trust to assess what farmers need to recover from the storm and get through winter.- APNZ

A 3.9 magnitude quake has struck 25km south of Castlepoint in Wairarapa. The quake was recorded by Geonet at 7.21pm at a depth of 39km. It had a Mercalli intensity, which measures how the quake is felt on the ground, of 4. - APNZ

Still critical A 25-year-old man injured in a motorcycle crash in Central Hawke’s Bay on Thursday night is still in a critical condition. The man was critically injured after his motorbike crashed outside The Terrace School in Porangahau Rd in Waipukurau about 7.55pm on Thursday. He was taken by ambulance to Waipukurau Aerodrome before being airlifted by the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter to Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board media advisor Grant Harding said yesterday the man was still in a critical condition. No further details about his injuries were available. - APNZ

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Defibrillator destined for public use By Toni Williams

The unsung heroes of the St John Ashburton Area Committee have been recognised with a top regional award and a prize worth $3500, which they are giving to the community. The 11 volunteer members of the St John committee received a defibrillator after winning the Member Support 2014 category at the organisation’s inaugural regional awards. They were up against seven other South Island committees. They planned to give to the community – by placing it in the foyer outside the St John building for use in emergency situations. St John Ashburton administrator Elaine Vallender said there had been discussion over the placement of the defibrillator and if people collapsed in the vicinity, helpers would head for St John but if the building was empty and crews out, the defibrillator could help save lives. She said it would be secured and a telephone number would give people direct line access to unlock its casing. The local area committee was working on identifying the locations of other defibrillators in Ashburton for public use, and once identified the results would be made public. “There are at least 50 that we

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know of already,” said Mrs Vallender. The defibrillator is a mini version of those to be placed in ambulances - they were worth around $30,000. Mrs Vallender said the award recognised the work and sup-

port the committee gave to its 104 adult St John members. “It’s recognition they are on track and they are meeting the needs of our members. They work to support the work our members do. They are often our unsung heroes,” she said.

Those members involved caring callers, shuttle drivers, youth leaders, first aid tutors, ambulance crew and area committee members. They arranged grants for education and professional development, costs for tertiary

study such as Bachelor of Paramedicine and bought necessary equipment for the station - one such item was a new training mannequin to help officers practice intravenous drug administering.


Mortgage rates rise, but this time we are ready By naTalie akoorie Homeowners are bracing for another rise in mortgage interest rates but experts say most are prepared with better spending habits and contingency plans. And while average floating mortgage rates are predicted to rise by 2 percentage points in the next two years to around 7.75 per cent, those with savings tucked away will begin to see more of a return on their investment. The Reserve Bank on Thursday lifted the official cash rate 25 basis points for the second time in as many months, to 3 per cent. ANZ Bank has already announced it will lift its variable mortgage rate to 6.24 per cent from May 12. Managing director of retail and business banking Fred Ohlsson said many of its savings accounts would also attract


higher interest rates. On a $100,000 mortgage the increase amounts to an extra $4.80 a week and $19.20 a month. For a $500,000 mortgage, the increase is $24 a week and $96 a month. ANZ said anyone with a home loan should ensure their budget can comfortably manage inter-

Look closely at your budget now and make cutbacks where possible. Pay off short-term debt. Build up a contingency fund. If you know you are going to miss a payment, speak to the bank first. Be aware that a revolving credit facility on a fixed-rate mortgage will attract floating interest rates. Take a mortgage holiday but know that interest will still accrue.

est rate increases. In 2008 the bank began a financial wellbeing programme to help struggling homeowners and loan repayment holidays were available on a case-by-case basis. None of the other major banks have moved to increase mortgage rates yet but Ki-

wibank passed the increase on to savings accounts with term deposits of $10,000 or more. ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley said New Zealanders had learned important lessons since 2008 about not over-committing. “We are behaving quite differently in terms of our borrowing and spending and saving habits now compared to before the global financial crisis,” Mr Tuffley said. “We’re more careful about our borrowing. We’re tending to save a bit more and our spending is more in line with our income growth, so that’s quite a contrast to the past couple of booms.” He said interest rates would continue to creep up, particularly the floating rate and shortterm fixed rates. Mr Tuffley said many retirees who relied on interest from

savings to cover living expenses had suffered most in the past five years. Interest on savings ranged from 1 per cent to as high as 5 per cent depending on the bank, the term and the amount. “They are certainly going to be people who will benefit as interest rates rise over the next 18 months.” Kiwibank communications manager Bruce Thompson said increased term deposit rates would be a “huge relief ” for people who used it as additional income and had been “stuck on very low rates for a very long time”. Mike Pero Mortgages and Real Estate founder Mike Pero said a home loan should not exceed 40 per cent of the owner’s net income. He said anyone with shortterm debt should try to clear it. - APNZ

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Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Three warnings for plagiarism By Myles HuMe

Aoraki Polytechnic has warned three students over plagiarism in as many years, as new figures reveal how many university students have flouted exam rules. This week statistics showed New Zealand universities dealt with 540 cases of cheating in assessments last year, with students forging signatures, using cellphones, plagiarising or buying assignments to attain top marks.

Aoraki Polytechnic has a campus in Ashburton and is the largest tertiary provider in the Mid-South Canterbury district. Chief executive Alex Cabrera said in the past 12 months the polytechnic has encountered no instances of cheating, however “in the previous few years we had issued three warnings for plagiarism”. The warnings did not go any further as there was not enough evidence to take further action. Mr Cabrera said the practi-

cal nature of several courses at Aoraki Polytechnic reduced the chances of students being able to cheat assessments, while tutors knew their students well. However, he said that did not mean the tertiary institution didn’t take cheating seriously, warning students could fail assessments or whole qualifications. “Plagiarism and cheating are taken very seriously as a breach of Aoraki Polytechnic regulations,” he said.

“An act of plagiarism or cheating by any student will result in disciplinary action being taken and will result in the failing of the assessment concerned, and may result in further action being taken. “If a case of cheating is proven it will result in a fail for that piece of work. In some instances this could also mean that a student will not be able to achieve a unit standard, National Certificate or other qualification.” Broken down figures from

New Zealand universities vary significantly, with one recording 17 cases of academic misconduct and another reporting 254, suggesting each tertiary provider dealt with cheating differently. Tertiary providers have been asked to crack down on cheating after it was revealed companies were illegally writing assignments for students who could choose the grade they wanted. Since then, Aoraki Polytechnic has been keeping a watchful eye on developments.


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Running tavern a new challenge for couple BY CAITLIN PORTER

along with their three children, and Craig and Helena are here to stay. Dunlea have come Four months ago back to their roots. the ball started The couple have rolling on their recently taken over new careers as pubthe Rakaia Railway licans. Tavern. “We were wantIt’s something ing a challenge and new for the couple we’re loving it,” Mrs Dunlea and theyare looking forward to said. “It’s a popular place,” Mr the challenge – a challenge Mrs Dunlea said. Dunlea’s parents also took on in Mr Dunlea - formerly Mid the 1990s. Canterbury’s rugby developMrs Dunlea’s parents, Bev ment officer - said the biggest and John Vantongeren, owned challenge so far was “knowing the tavern from 1995 until 2000. what to order and when to orMr and Mrs Dunlea were der it”. born and bred in Mid CanterThey are planning on implebury but moved to Scotland for menting a few small changes, four years, came home for 16 but nothing drastic. months and then headed back “At the moment the restaurant overseas to Wales for two years. is only open Friday, Saturday They have now returned, and Sunday, but we are planning View or purchase photos online

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The Mid Canterbury public is backing Coats for Kids with dozens of coats flooding in to its co-ordinators. The venture provides warm jackets to needy families and was run by Safer Ashburton and Base Youth Centre. Base Youth Centre co-ordinator Rebecca Soper said the generosity of people had been fantastic. People had been bringing in jackets almost daily – new ones, preloved ones, small ones and large ones. A few had been delivered. Ms Soper said more jackets were always welcomed especially with winter

fast approaching. People don’t think of jackets until they need one, she said. Ms Soper and Safer Ashburton’s Jenny Reed and Deb Hay would approach school principals next term to identify children who might need some assistance with jackets. She said everyone has times when things “get tough” and the rate children grew made the purchase of jackets and coats a costly exercise. Anyone wanting a jacket, or with jackets to donate, can visit Base Youth Centre on Tancred Street, or Safer Ashburton on Williams Street between 2pm and 5.30pm.

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on having roasts throughout the week,” Mrs Dunlea said. This will start on Monday. They also plan on adding a few other meal options to the weeknight menu and are looking at hosting bands. Mr and Mrs Dunlea credit the previous owners, Chris and Julie Smith, for helping them ease into their new business venture. “They’ve helped out heaps, often they’re parked up in the back paddock lending a hand,” Mrs Dunlea said. Mr and Mrs Dunlea are also helped out a lot by their children. Tayla, 12, said she helped her mum in the kitchen and polished cutlery and folded napkins.” Josh, 10, said he helped his dad with the bottles and stocking the coolers. Four-year-old Cody, is at pre-school.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014



Father risks life to save teenagers By Sam Hurley

Methven Lions Club member David Barlass works on the Mountain Thunder clean-up, a huge job many community groups help out with each year. Photo Bill irwin

Working for the community By SuSan SandyS

At about 70 members, Methven Lions Club is the country’s largest, but it is still on the look-out for new members. Publicity officer Francis Royston said the average age of club members was at least 60, and ideally it would be good to attract more in their 40s. “We would like to get younger ones in if we could, to keep

the club going,” Mr Royston said. The club donates up to $60,000 per year to groups in the community. It raises the money from a wide range of events it holds, including Mountain Thunder each Easter Saturday. Mr Royston wanted to thank the Methven community, who helped run the event each year. Groups including the rugby club, search and rescue, fire brigade and schools helped with

setting up and cleaning up. “It’s such a big event, we need outside help and we get that when we ask for it,” Mr Royston said. Other events the club holds include the Mt Somers marathon Big Day At the Office, an annual golf tournament attracting about 80 people from throughout Canterbury, and even the town’s annual Anzac Day parade. It also holds a monthly dinner,

allowing community groups to cater and raise money. The club does not only donate to groups, but also individuals, and recently gave $500 to the French tourist who this month survived being swept away and losing her backpack and possessions while tramping at Mt Somers. “We are there to help anybody out really, a lot of our money goes to different things and different organisations.”


Revealed: Shane Jones’ secret fear By Claire TreveTT Shane Jones’ partner, Dot Pumipi, says the MP’s greatest fear in making the decision to resign was that his phone would stop ringing and he would get withdrawal symptoms from the sudden lack of attention. Ms Pumipi said Mr Jones had pondered some time before making his decision. “In the last couple of weeks with the decision he’s been making he has had ‘withdrawals’, and that is purely because of the fear his phone will stop ringing. He was worried he would wake in the middle of the

night and feel that withdrawal. He’s so used to his phone ringing, he’s that kind of person, and all of a sudden that’s going to stop. When it comes to the end of Parliament it’s going to be tough and he’s going to feel a bit lonely, I think.” However, she said as soon as he made his decision he was happy with it. The final decision was made on Sunday night after Mr Jones talked to Ms Pumipi and then his father. She had told him he had nothing to lose. Asked whether she was to Mr Jones’ career what Yoko Ono was to John Lennon’s, she

laughed and said she had told him she’d support him whatever he did. “I said to him ‘whatever you do, you must make this decision for yourself and you must take responsibility for it yourself ’.” She said Mr Jones had been on a high since the leadership campaign last September. “Shane never expected to get through, but he definitely gave them a run for their money on the contest. “He would have been the perfect Prime Minister.” Ms Pumipi said Mr Jones’ father was also a key person. “His father said it was time,

he had been on a high in Parliament and if he had been given an opportunity in another role, he said ‘do it now. You’ll have disappointed colleagues and some disappointed voters but they will get over it.”‘ She said Mr Jones also felt some responsibility to Maoridom, especially in Northland where Mr Jones is Labour’s only Maori MP. She said there was a further upside to his decision: “I can go back to Countdown.” Mr Jones’ campaign against Countdown has been handed over to Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove. - APNZ

A father saw his daughters’ faces flash before him as he risked his life by diving into the surf to save two teenage girls who were caught in a rip at a Hawke’s Bay beach yesterday. Chris Solomon, on holiday from Wellington, was walking along Waimarama Beach just after 9am when he saw the two girls struggling to stay afloat and “waving their arms in the air”. “When I noticed they were in trouble I made a split second decision,” the 54-year-old said. “I just had to go out there and risk it.” The pair were beyond the sandbar and fighting the dumping waves just south of the Waimarama Surf Life Saving Club. “I swam out to get them, there was no-one else in the water to help ... I was in my t-shirt and shorts but I didn’t realise how deep it got. I yelled back to shore ‘help, we need help’.” He said the better swimmer of the two girls, believed to be about 13, managed to make her way back to shore while he “battled through the waves” with the weaker teenager. “We tried to get back in but the waves kept crashing on top of us.” As the two came closer to the beach, Mr Solomon said he was “grabbed and pulled in” by a woman before “I just collapsed”. “I was just about all in. I’d taken on a lot of water and was throwing up coming onto the beach ... I was very cold, I’d gone blue.” The two girls were safe but Mr Solomon, originally from the UK, was drifting in and out of consciousness as local emergency services and the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter arrived. “They put oxygen on me and were talking to me, they were fantastic and very calm which helped and the doctor who was on the beach at the time, Robyn, she was great.” Having completed a life-saving course “many years ago”, Mr Solomon said following his ordeal he had a greater appreciation for the dangers of the sea and those who risk their lives to save others. - APNZ

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School holidays can be a nightmare for any parent, so reporter Myles Hume has pieced together a survival kit to get through the last week of the Easter break.

Surviving the Easter break Thirteen-year-olds Charlie and Jack hang out gaming during the school holidays while older sister Jessie, 16, catches up on the road code revision. Photo toni Williams 240414-tW-051

Tips for keeping the kids busy during the holidays


he old adage goes - to survive the school holidays, the children must be kept busy. But for thousands of Mid Canterbury parents that’s probably a lot easier said than done, as they found out during the first week of the Easter break. It leaves just one more week to entertain, subsidise and monitor their offspring before they return for term two. Board games, fort building and other indoor activities would have been popular activities last week when rain set in, and for some parents it will be the same again with more miserable forecasts on the way. However, for inspiration some Ashburton parents could take a leaf out of Jane Thomson’s book. The Tinwald mother-of-three has 13-year-old twin boys and a 16-year-old daughter to handle over the holiday break. School holidays have become easier since her eldest became old enough to babysit, but Mrs Thomson still says the key to getting through is to keep the

children busy, and that’s exactly what she has been doing. Football trainings, cadets, netball, dance practices and part-time jobs mean her three children are run off their feet during the break, and when they are at home the XBox keeps the boys entertained. “I pretty much do the taxi run and take them to their jobs and sports practices when they need to, but it is also a good time to do things like flu jabs and hair cuts,” she said. She and her husband Kenneth both work full-time, but the holidays provide an opportunity for the family to catch up with Hanmer Springs providing the backdrop for a short getaway last week. Mrs Thomson admits funding children over the holiday break can be a nightmare for any parent, especially for those who need to pay for child care. But she has reached a solution where everyone wins. Twins Jack and Charlie, at only 13 years old, work parttime at Smallbone Bros and Terrace View respectively and

their eldest sibling Jessie works at the MSA. “They learn how to look after money, and also in the holidays if they want to buy things that I wouldn’t want to pay for, they can afford to buy it or do it themselves,” she said. Parenting expert John Cowan, of The Parenting Place, said the challenges parents ran into “varied incredibly” as different age ranges and parents’ working situations made each case unique. But money was always the biggest hurdle when attempting to entertain youngsters or paying for holiday programmes or child care. “It might also mean you have to take the kids to work or reschedule your workload. “But even if we have got time off it can still be hard balancing our own needs for rest and recreation during a holiday with our children’s very different needs – you might want to sleep late, curl up with a book and relax at a café but your kids want something more active and entertaining.”


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Use butchers’ paper or newsprint to create art, newspapers, wall coverings, comic strips, body outlines, cut-outs. Build forts from furniture, blankets, cartons Skittles in the hallway Get a camera and create photobooks, powerpoint shows, TV programs Sort old photos into albums Jobs – polishing, cleaning windows, wiping out the pantry. Plan a concert – skits, karaoke, dance, magic shows. Big mess day – mud slides, painting, water play. Make play dough Want to make school holidays cheaper?

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Get them to plan ahead – “What is the one movie you want to see?” Get them making snacks like popcorn rather than buying. Visit free things like museums and parks. When kids have friends around they tend to entertain themselves. Outdoor activities – Mid Canterbury

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Lake Hood Aquatic Park Bike ride along the Ashburton River Trail Visit the Ashburton lakes Ashburton Domain – cricket, tennis, football, rugby Command Paintball Clay shooting – Terrace Downs Mt Hutt Bike Park Indoor activities – Mid Canterbury

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Ashburton Community Pool NZ Alpine and Agriculture Ashburton Art Gallery/Museum Plains Vintage Railway and Museum Regent Cinema BASE Youth Centre Ashburton Library

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Radio lifeline in the bush A school group on a three-day tramping trip played a vital role in the rescue of a French woman swept away to what many thought was sure death during a tramp in Mid Canterbury’s high country. Erin Tasker reports.


hen a desperate French man arrived at Woolshed Creek Hut 10 days ago, fearing his wife had been swept to her death, he was met by a school group with a mountain radio. That mountain radio meant the alarm was raised immediately. The group was able to radio for help and communicate with the outside world, advising rescuers of exactly what had happened. Miraculously, the French woman made it out alive. She made the estimated two-hour walk out alone and under the cover of darkness, after a terrifying experience which saw her swept away when she slipped into a usually calm creek - swollen by recent rain – and washed over two waterfalls before grabbing onto rocks and clambering out. Those who were sent to find her were sure they’d be looking for a body. They were amazed she’d survived and said if she hadn’t got out of the water at the point she did, it was highly like she would have died. While she was fighting to save herself, her partner was racing to Woolshed Creek Hut – about 15 minutes from where his partner was swept away – to raise the alarm. When he got there, he found a group of 15 students, two teachers and a parent from Hillmorton High School. Groups from Christchurch’s Hillmorton High School always take a mountain radio when they go on long tramps, like the three-day one they were in the middle of on April 16. Teacher Matt Washer was part of that group and thought he’d heard a woman screaming not long before the fraught man arrived.

Mr Washer thought he was imagining it, but now he knows he probably wasn’t. The parent with the group used the mountain radio to raise the alarm while the rest of the school group comforted the man. Had they not had that mountain radio, the man would likely have had to walk another couple of hours to the nearest car park and would probably have found no one there, so he would have had to keep walking towards Mt Somers until he found help. Personal locater beacons are recommended for anyone heading into the wilderness tramping or hunting, but the advantage of a mountain radio over a personal locater beacon was that it enabled them to talk to the outside world, Mr Washer said. It meant searchers had all the information they needed and the

group knew what was going on outside while they comforted the French man. “For four or five hours we had this French guy in our hut and we were looking after him and we thought, and he thought, his girlfriend was dead,” Mr Washer said. “He was quiet but he was relatively chatty. He had the odd talk with some of us then he would take himself off to the bunk room for a bit.” Occasionally he’d break down and he stayed in the hut while Mr Washer and another teacher retraced his steps, looking for any trace of the woman. “Me and another teacher went back to the creek and tried to find her and there was just no way, it was atrocious weather and the creek was a raging torrent,” Mr Washer said. They saw the two waterfalls

she’d gone over – one four metres high and the other 10 metres high. “And both my colleague and I looked at them and thought there’s no way. If she got swept down that far there’s no way she would have survived it, there was just plumes of water coming off them.” The group had walked to the hut, and across the creek where the woman was washed away, the previous day. “Twenty-four hours before we had crossed at the exact same place and it was just a trickle,” Mr Washer said. But by the time the French couple went to cross, the conditions had changed dramatically. Mr Washer said the French man had crossed first successfully, but his partner didn’t. Mr Washer said the water wasn’t deep, but it would have

been fast. Like the searchers deployed to look for the woman, Mr Washer was expecting the worst. So he too, was amazed when news filtered through that she was alive. Mr Washer was talking to the French man in the bunk room when the parent came in and told them she was alive. “He said she’s alive, she’s safe and well, and he just grabbed me around the waist and burst into tears,” Mr Washer said. The French man was escorted out of the hut and back to Methven to be reunited with his love later that night, while the school group made their way out the following day. It was a traumatic experience for them and although the kids handled it well, Mr Washer said they were happy to head straight into school holidays once they got home.

WHAT THE MOUNTAIN SAFETY COUNCIL HAS TO SAY The Mountain Safety Council recommends that all outdoors enthusiasts follow the Outdoor Safety Code and ensure that they take an appropriate means of communication with them. This is especially relevant when undertaking trips in the backcountry, where cell phones cannot be relied upon. One option is to use a mountain radio via the New Zealand

Mountain Radio Service (MRS). Equipment can be hired in several main centres throughout New Zealand where you will be given full details on how it works - from setting up the aerial, operating instructions, channel frequencies, base station call times and listening watches. Many also offer Personal locator Beacon (PLB) hire and other services too.

Radios are compact, lightweight and cheap to hire. Communication is available in most mountain areas and reception is not obstructed by the mountains as line-of-sight is not required. Route details are recorded at base stations. Radios offers two-way communication, which can be helpful for describing the nature of assistance required or for inform-

ing appropriate people of any delays and avoiding unnecessary search and rescue operations. They do have disadvantages though; the long wire (40m) antenna that has to be erected could be a problem for an injured solo tramper. The radio can be subject to static from thunderstorms and overseas interference is possible particularly later in the evening.

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Ease work stress . . . call in the dogs Dogs in the workplace are proving a big hit, as Natalie Akoorie reports.


aking your pet dog to work could be the key to reducing stress and building better relationships with colleagues. Studies in the United States, where 3 per cent of Americans take their canine friends to the office each day, show the benefits of allowing dogs at work include increased morale and productivity, happier employees, lower absenteeism rates and improved relationships among coworkers. The trend is taking off in New Zealand as employers begin to see the advantages of a pooch in the workplace. Dexter the chocolate labrador has been going to work every day with his owner Jeremy Bar-

ron for the past 11 years. As managing director at Public Eye advertising in Auckland, Mr Barron began bringing Dexter to the office as a 3-month-old puppy. “We like to have a relaxed and creative atmosphere and Dexter adds to that.” The business, on the third floor of a character building in the central city, employs a staff of seven, all of whom love the dog. Dexter has his own leather chair and though he’s occasionally been returned by police after a wander up the road, the family-friendly Labrador is usually well-behaved, sleeping most of the day. Four dogs roam the office at

Interpine Group in Rotorua, an innovation park owned by the New Zealand Crown Research Institute Scion - where dogs being walked or playing with their owners are a common sight. That’s because the Scion campus has a policy allowing dogs in kennels outside the buildings but Interpine general manager David Herries permits dogs inside the office. They include his 5-year-old chocolate labrador Coco, a boxer called Toby, almost 6, and two fox terrier puppies named Scampy and Tia. “As long as the dogs aren’t wandering anywhere, they can roam around the office and sit under people’s feet and keep us entertained.”

Mr Herries said Interpine’s 16 staff enjoy a relaxed working environment, though if anybody with a fear of dogs or allergies arrives the animals are temporarily shut away. The dogs are toilet trained, sociable and not too excitable, though a tug-o-war is not out of the question and Coco is handy for cleaning up crumbs after morning tea. Mr Herries said the labrador was enthusiastic about going to work, which she had been doing since she was 6 weeks old. “She’s the first person in the truck every morning.” Staff even go as far as celebrating each dog’s birthday every year, right down to cake and candle.

SPCA Auckland executive director Bob Kerridge said dogs made excellent companion pets. “They want to please. Particularly if they are well trained and part of the family, they are great companions to have.” Mr Kerridge said dogs were a healthy addition to the workplace because they encouraged people even non-owners to get outside and exercise, even if just to toilet the animal. And from a social perspective dogs were better than staff parties and training sessions for bonding. “People who like animals will probably come up and spend a couple of minutes talking to your dog and maybe if you’re lucky you as well.” - APNZ

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Medals lost in the post By steve Deane

Indonesian Air Force personnel stand guard near a Virgin Australia airplane in Bali, Indonesia, yesterday. A drunken passenger who caused a hijack scare on a Virgin Australia flight by trying to break into the cockpit was arrested after the plane landed on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. ap photo

Hijacking scare on flight A drunk passenger who tried to force his way into the cockpit of a Virgin Australia flight caused a hijacking scare. The flight from Brisbane to Bali landed safely at Denpasar airport in Bali, and the airline said all the passengers were safe. Early reports were that the plane had been hijacked, but a statement on Virgin’s Facebook page refuted this. “There are incorrect reports that a Virgin Australia aircraft

was hijacked on route to Denpasar. This is not correct. The aircraft in question has landed safely and at no point was the safety of our passengers ever in question,” the statement said. The Sydney Morning Herald reported Virgin Australia airport manager at Ngurah Rai, Heru Sudjatmiko, saying a drunk passenger on flight VA41 had tried to get into the cockpit of the plane but had been stopped by the crew. Mr Heru said the man was

handcuffed and put into a rear seat of the Boeing 737-800. Hijacking reports were “clearly a miscommunication”, and the pilot had sent a distress call and told air traffic control that the plane was hijacked. “I don’t know why that happened.” ABC News reported Palani Mohan, who was on a Garuda Indonesia flight taking off from Bali, as saying militarystyle trucks had rushed towards the plane.

“The captain of my plane made an announcement saying we were delayed indefinitely because a hijack was going on in Bali airport, about 150 metres away from us. “I saw at least five vehicles including military-style trucks, filled with men in uniform, rushing towards the plane. “Bali airport seems to be in lockdown, we’ve been told no planes will be departing or arriving.” - APNZ

The daughter of a World War One veteran is distraught after her father’s medals were lost by a courier company. Biddy McCarroll, 76, had planned to wear her father Andrew Whitefield’s service medals at a dawn service yesterday. Instead, she may never see them again after New Zealand Couriers botched a track-and-trace delivery from Christchurch. “It’s gutting,” Mrs McCarroll said. “It’s really disappointing.” Her nephew Andrew McKay had been entrusted with the three medals, which he was to pass on to the Gore Returned and Services Association. However, Mrs McCarroll decided she would wear them at yesterday’s dawn service in Whangamata. So three weeks ago, Mr McKay - himself an army veteran of 34 years - sent the medals north from Christchurch via courier. They never arrived, sparking an intense but unsuccessful hunt. New Zealand Couriers’ trackand-trace system shows the medals left Christchurch, but they did not go through the Hamilton or Kopu depots as they should have on the way to Whangamata. Theft within the company has not been ruled out. “Theft happens everywhere and on occasion it may well happen in our business as well,” said Dean Bracewell, managing director of New Zealand Couriers’ parent company, Freightways. - APNZ


Two teenage boys assaulted in violent attacks By Mike DinsDale Two teenage boys have been assaulted in Whangarei in separate, violent, evening attacks, with one stopped by a GP and political aspirant while the other involved an attacker intoxicated on legal highs who also assaulted police. Whangarei GP Shane Reti wants the community to unite to stop violence in the city after he helped stop a violent assault on a boy in the CBD while filming a video on Wednesday night about yesterday’s Anzac Day commemorations. The attack came just over two hours after

a 14-year-old boy was assaulted by a 17-year-old who was high on psychoactive substances, also known as legal highs. Whangarei/Kaipara Police Area Prevention Manager Senior Sergeant Cliff Metcalfe said about 6.40pm on Wednesday a 17-year-old boy - who was highly intoxicated on what police believed were psychoactive substances - was walking on Lupton Ave. Mr Metcalfe said a 14-year-old boy was skateboarding nearby when the older boy ran at the younger boy and tackled him. “The 17-year-old then punched the younger boy sev-

eral times. Police arrived at the scene very quickly and the older boy started kicking one of the police officers as they were trying to arrest him,” he said. “Police managed to get him under control and took him back to the Whangarei Station. He is facing charges of assault with intent to injure and assaulting police.” Mr Metcalfe said this was the second time in a week where police had to deal with someone under the influence of psychoactive substances after officers found an 11-year-old boy in a very disoriented state on Maunu Road last week. They took him

to Whangarei Hospital to detox. Dr Reti, who is the National Party candidate for Whangarei in September’s general election, said he was disappointed by the level of violence he witnessed just after 9pm on Wednesday that involved two young men “kicking the heck out of ” a boy on the ground in Rathbone St. He captured part of the assault on video when he left his camera running after filming a video for his Facebook page at the Field of Remembrance in Laurie Hall Park. While driving out of Laurie Hall Lane on to Bank St, he noticed a car stopped in the middle

of the road and heard a commotion before realising what was going on - a boy aged 15 or 16 was curled up in the foetal position while two young men took turns kicking him. Dr Reti got out of his car and approached the attackers who stopped the assault. “The young man was bruised and dazed but conscious and I applied the required medical cares until the police arrived,” he said. Police are carrying out further inquiries to identify the offenders and would like anyone with information to come forward. - APNZ

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Phelps on podium in comeback meet Michael Phelps settled for second place behind old foe Ryan Lochte in his first final in 20 months, but the swimming superstar showed just how serious his comeback bid is. Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 golds, matched the fourth-fastest 100m butterfly time of the year by clocking 52.13s while fellow American Lochte won in 51.93 at the Mesa Grand Prix in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday. “I did what I wanted to do,” said Phelps, adding he’d targeted a time of about 52 seconds. “The race was fun. The stroke was a little rushed tonight, it was way more relaxed this morning. But I swam a final again.” Lochte, whose most memorable duels with his Olympic teammate have come in individual medley races, was thrilled to line up against Phelps at his first meet since the 2012 London Games. “I probably wouldn’t have gone that time if Phelps wasn’t in there,” Lochte said. “I’m glad he’s back. “Him leaving, it kind of broke my heart a little. Racing against him is so much fun.” Phelps had made it look easy in posting the fastest time of the heats in the morning. However, he said his first race in nearly two years felt “strange”. “I felt like a summer league swimmer today,” Phelps said after the heats. “I felt like I should have my heat and lane number written on my hand in case I forget it.” But by the time the final rolled around, Phelps had his game face on, seemingly oblivious to the cheers of the sell-out crowd of 1200. “I was more serious tonight than I was this morning,” Phelps

Michael Phelps . . . locked on Rio.

said. “I knew what I wanted to do.” He wasn’t too quick off the blocks, and said his turn was “probably the worst” of his career. Coach Bob Bowman - who agreed about the turn - said the technical glitches could be fixed. “I think that’s a really good time to start with,” Bowman said of Phelps’ performance in an event in which he is the world record-holder and three-time reigning Olympic champion. “It’s totally expected,” Bow-

man said of the mistakes. “He hadn’t been in a race in two years until this morning.” Phelps is entered in today’s 50m freestyle, in which Bowman said he’ll actually swim butterfly for training purposes. Mostly Bowman is happy to see Phelps’ enthusiasm for racing, and the excitement his presence in the meet has generated. “It’s fun to have him here. It’s fun to see what he brought to the sport, and that’s really what he wants to do ... as long as he’s enjoying it like he is, it’s good

for everybody.” While many think Phelps is a lock to swim at the Rio Olympics, the man himself keeps cautioning that it’s a long road to 2016. “This is one meet, it’s one race,” Phelps said. “It’s a long way whether I decide to continue or not. I’m doing this because I’m having fun, I’m just enjoying myself on this road, this process, this journey.” But Phelps’s return has already galvanised swimming fans.

Tickets to all sessions at the Mesa meet were sold out the day after Phelps announced on April 14 that he would return - compared to one sold-out session last year. The 100 media credentials issued were five times as many as last year. More telling, perhaps, is the welcome Phelps is receiving from his fellow swimmers. “He’s the greatest of all time and always will be that,” 12time Olympic medallist Natalie Coughlin said. “So this is just all icing on the cake.” - AFP


Beau Ryan set for NRL return against Penrith By James macsmith Sidelined throughout Cronulla’s disastrous start to the season, Beau Ryan is set to finally make his 2014 debut in Saturday’s clash with Penrith at Remondis Stadium. The 28-year-old winger hasn’t played this season due to a neck injury, but is poised to be rushed back into a Sharks side that sits at the bottom of the NRL ladder, with just one win from seven games. Ryan was named on an extended bench by interim coach

Peter Sharp, but if cleared will come into the starting side at the expense of Jonathan Wright, who has struggled on the flank this year. Winger Sosaia Feki and centre Ricky Leutele will continue to combine on the Sharks’ left side. Ryan’s inclusion will add some spice to what is sure to be a desperate battle, after Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward took umbrage at the part-time comedian’s depiction of him on Channel Nine’s Footy Show earlier this month. Ryan has since apologised for

the skit and has stopped airing it. Meanwhile, Panthers prop Tim Grant says he is keen to put his contract dramas behind him and put in a big performance up front for Penrith. Grant last week signed a fouryear deal with South Sydney starting in 2015, but is keen to make an impact in his final season with his junior club. “I have a lot of unfinished business here at Penrith,” Grant said. “For me I’m really excited about moving onto South Syd-

ney. (But) that contract is in the filing cabinet. I still feel lucky to be coming to training every day and to be pulling on a Panthers jersey. “I’m just enjoying being here playing footy and looking to finish off with a big year here, starting with the Sharks this weekend.” Prop Sam McKendry (ankle) remains sidelined with Grant to start in the front-row alongside Brent Kite, with Jeremy Latimore and Nigel Plum on the bench. - AAP

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Goalkeeper has plan to play pro By Jonathan Leask

A rumoured development contract with the Wellington Phoenix was news to goalkeeper Pieter Taco Bierema but something he hoped wouldn’t be too far away from happening for real. “I don’t know where that rumour came from but I would love for it to be true,” Bierema said. “I would love to go on and play professionally. “I had a go over in Europe last year with a few clubs and train-

ing camps to see where I am at and if I had a shot over there. “I came away feeling I definitely have a chance one day.” An outfield player in his junior days in Mid Canterbury, he made the move into goal when he was 15 and quickly made an impression, making his senior debut in May 2011. Based in Christchurch, the 19-year-old now plays for Cashmere Technical. His team are unbeaten through six games, and haven’t conceded a goal in the Mainland Premier League

but he is yet to have a run – hoping to back in the box in the next few weeks. “I had surgery six weeks ago so am still working my way back in.” He believes the “set-up” he has now in Christchurch has him on track towards professional football, being in the Lincoln University sports academy and playing high level football. He has upwards of 30 hours of football a week through the academy and trainings, as well as studying for an Ag Com de-

gree, which he hopes will pay off in the future. Bierema is currently recuperating from appendicitis which has stalled the start of his winter season following on from a big learning curve with Canterbury United over the summer. “The football season is weird. There is a winter and a summer season. “During the summer is the national league and in winter is club stuff.” He had limited time with Canterbury United, which finished

fifth, but got some good exposure in the Annual Phoenix Challenge. “I didn’t get a lot of game time during the season but I did play the game against the Wellington Phoenix in the Phoenix Challenge game and we won that 2-1.” On that occasion Phoenix striker Krishna squeezed a goal past Bierema in wet conditions at ASB Football Park in Christchurch but if all goes to plan it could be bigger names attempting to best Bierema.

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NSW Swifts too strong for lethargic Steel By Dana Johannsen It is time to officially rule a line through the Steel’s transtasman league play-off hopes after the southern side were outmuscled and out-thought by the NSW Swifts in Canberra yesterday. A horror start set the tone for what would be a tough afternoon for the Steel, who were never able to find their rhythm on attack, or make much of impact defensively against the slick Swifts unit. Having clearly done their homework on the visitors’ attacking patterns, the Swifts defence did a good job of isolating the Steel midcourters, and getting strong hands-over pressure

to cut down the quick-release high balls into Jhaniele FowlerReid. Unable to make the most of their key attacking weapon, the Steel slumped to a 65-52 loss to the third-placed Swifts, ending their faint hopes of a top four spot. After a breakthrough win over their Thunderbirds on their last trip across the Tasman - their first win on Australian soil in 17 attempts - the Steel took a lot of confidence into the match. But a four-day turnaround in between Monday night’s win over the Tactix and the special Anzac Day clash appeared to sap some on the Steel’s energy. Their captain Jodi Brown ad-

mitted there were things her side could have done better to cope with the challenging schedule. “I think we have to go back and have a look at it, but we can’t use it as an excuse. We had known about [the tight turnaround] for a long time, so it was something we had prepared for, but probably not as well as we could have. But you have to give the Swifts a lot of credit - they played extremely well today,” said Brown. Struggling to even penetrate their attacking third early on, the Steel found themselves 14-2 down mid-way through the opening quarter, with the gap between their second and third

goals extending a painful six minutes. The visitors managed to recover somewhat towards the end of the period, but trailing 20-10 at the first break, they were left with an awful lot to do of the remaining three quarters. They managed to hang in there for most of the second spell, as they notably upped their defensive intensity to force the Swifts to work a bit harder bringing the ball through the court, slowing their service into shooter Caitlin Thwaites, who was in dominant form at the back, shooting 32 from 35 in her three quarters. But a couple of errors from the Steel late in the spell - on

both occasions a result of poor ball placement - allowed the NSW side to stretch out their lead to 13 heading into the second half. The Swifts execution fell away slightly in the third period in the free and fast-flowing match, but the home side continued to dominate. Leading 54-36 at the final turn, the Swifts took the opportunity to inject some youth off the bench, with shooter Gretel Tippett and midcouters Brooke Miller and Madeline Hay all getting a run. With the game gone, the Steel also gave youngsters on their bench a chance to try and prove themselves on the big stage and restore some pride.  - APNZ

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Whitelock in Sevens Crusaders utility back Adam Whitelock is the surprise addition to the New Zealand Sevens squad for the World Series tournaments in Glasgow and London next month. “Adam was quite simply outstanding during the trial games this week,” coach Gordon Tietjens said. “He comes with the reputation of being the fittest Crusader and fitness and conditioning are so important at this level. His fitness probably won him his spot. He was just so relentless. He is a very capable player and this gives us more depth as well as being a great opportunity for Adam to pursue a spot in the Commonwealth Games team.”

Which Saunders? Another Mid Canterbury football name hit the transfer headlines this week but it was just a coincidence. News out of England were that a number of Premier League Clubs were tracking teenage striker Callum Saunders, including Tottenham and Aston Villa. While it was exciting news for Saunders the son of former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wales striker Dean, who plays for Crewe Alexandra, not the Saunders who attended Ashburton College and played for Mid Canterbury.

Reds target Barrett The Queensland Reds have put Super Rugby’s form playmaker, Beauden Barrett, in the cross-hairs as they aim to end a 16-year curse against the Hurricanes. The Reds have never won at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium and know they must heavily pressure Barrett to celebrate skipper James Horwill’s 100th match in style and breathe life into their play-off hopes. All Blacks winger Julian Savea and fellow wrecking ball Alapati Leuia have attracted most attention for the in-form Hurricanes but it’s the slender five-eighth who has expertly pulled their strings. Barrett, 22, is poised to start in the New Zealand No.10 jersey in their June Test series with Dan Carter unavailable and Aaron Cruden (broken thumb) injured, but will be targeted by the Reds.

Heart attack call Kiwi Andrea Hewitt is travelling to France to be with fiance and fellow triathlete Laurent Vidal after he suffered a heart attack overnight (NZT). Vidal, who in recent years has been based in Christchurch, went into cardiac arrest following a training swim at a pool in Sete, according to French media reports. The 30-year-old experienced chest pain while swimming and exited the water to seek help from employees at the pool. Firefighters were called to the scene and Vidal went into cardiac arrest before being revived a few minutes later and regaining consciousness. The Frenchman was then airlifted to a hospital in nearby Montpellier, where he was placed in an induced coma for at least 48 hours. Hewitt, New Zealand’s No 1 triathlete, tweeted that she was flying to be by Vidal’s side and expressed her gratitude for the support she had received: “Thank you everyone for your kind words for Laurent,” she wrote. “Shocked and so worried!”

Chiefs crash heavily BY KRIS SHANNON It was a grand final rematch but only one side looks like they can make their way back to Super Rugby’s showpiece. The Chiefs dropped a second straight crunch clash and, with just one win from their last six games, this can no longer be called an early-season slump. Certainly not with the humbling they received at the hands of the

Brumbies last night. While the two teams came into the encounter level on 25 points, the Brumbies had six wins in this campaign to the Chiefs’ four and the disparity showed. It was five tries to two and the Chiefs were desperately lucky to earn that return. While the defending champions still sit on top of the New Zealand conference, that falsely inflated position could come to an end as early as tonight. The fall w o u l d hardly be undeserved. The Chiefs have yet to turn in a convincing 80-minute performance this season and perhaps the only positive is this nadir should cause some real soul-searching in Hamilton. A double-digit injury list hardly helps, especially when one absentee is talisman Aaron Cruden, but Dave Rennie’s outfit have Augustine Pulu

always preached depth and a team-first ethos able to overcome any loss in personnel. The attacking malaise that has hampered the Chiefs in recent weeks continued throughout last night’s game, with a lack of imagination compounded by repeated handling errors. While much of the pre-match focus was on the respective teams’ set piece, the Chiefs more than held their own only to be let down in an area in which they generally excel. But that strength has traditionally come with Cruden at the helm and, once again without their main spark, the Chiefs were short of creativity and often forced the issue with ball in hand. That led to a number of drops in promising positions, granting respite for the Brumbies’ defence whenever the home side seemed to grow weary. Illdiscipline had a similar effect on the Chiefs’ momentum, with seven penalties in the first half gifting the opposition improved field position. One such instance led to the only try of the half, when the Brumbies’ composure allowing Matt Toomua to eventually drag a couple of tacklers over the line from close range. The hosts could have been better off than their seven-point halftime lead were it not for the Chiefs

much-maligned lineout winning all seven of their throws in a solid half. Dave Rennie and co appeared to utilise the break to deliver the message about pressing in attack and it was a far more patient, probing Chiefs who returned. Unfortunately for their chances, a pair of sustained spells in possession - the second totalling 15 phases - both broke down without result. Sandwiched between those moves, the Brumbies once again illustrated a cutting edge absent in their opposition, with Joe Tomane finishing a sharp move in the corner. Things soon got worse for the Chiefs when James Lowe was sent to the sin bin for tripping, and the extra man proved fruitful when Tevita Kuridrani crossed to give his side an unassailable lead. The centre’s second exploited an ocean of space rarely seen in Wayne Smith’s days in charge of the defence, leaving late tries from Brad Weber and Josh Hohneck as the definition of consolation. Brumbies 41 (Toomua 2, Tomane, Kuridrani 2 tries; Leali’ifano 2 pens, con, White 2 pens, con) Chiefs 23 (Webber, Hohneck tries; Anscombe 3 pens, Horrell 2 cons) Halftime: 13-6 - APNZ

Blues finish difficult BY PATRICK MCKENDRY A precious victory in this week of all weeks for John Kirwan and the Blues. A defeat to the Waratahs at Eden Park last night would have given the impression of a season in freefall following the Benji Marshall debacle. The Blues, a franchise under the spotlight, haven’t won an away match for well over a year, but their home record this season remains impeccable. They won last night 21-13. This was a quality Waratahs side too, one which pounded the Blues into mince meat in their pre-season match in Sydney. Left - Ma’a Nonu was aggressive in the Blues’ win.


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McCaw poised to boost Crusaders By Patrick Mckendry APNZ

Gareth Anscombe kicks a penalty for the Chiefs in last night’s game against the Brumbies.

week with precious victory Kirwan was concerned about the physical challenge against a team with two giants in the form of Will Skelton and Kane Douglas, but the Blues shaded that, and, more remarkably, played smarter than the men from Sydney. This was light years from their weak effort against the Hurricanes in Wellington last weekend. Ma’a Nonu, who missed that defeat with a calf problem, was direct and aggressive and Jerome Kaino put in one of his most influential performances of the season. Try scorers Francis Saili and Lolagi Visinia were dangerous and in Frank Halai and Charles Piutau they had able assistants. Weepu, back from his health

scare, played most of the second half off the reserves bench. The four competition points keeps the Blues in touch with the other New Zealand teams and edges them up towards the middle of the table in eighth. More than that, it allows them to re-callibrate after the Marshall mess. They will look forward to the Reds at Eden Park next Friday with renewed confidence. The Waratahs would have left the field at halftime wondering how they weren’t in the lead. They were playing the majority of the rugby, and with men like Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau in their side they had every right to look for an expansive game, but their ambition was their undoing at times. Final

passes went to ground when players were in scoring opportunities, literally in the case of Bernard Foley, who had done so well to break through only to throw a shocking pass to his unmarked wing Cam Crawford. The Blues’ lineout was rattling - it was as if they didn’t know where to throw it with Steven Luatua biding his time on the reserves bench - but somehow they won enough ball and made enough scrambling tackles to stay in front. Visinia’s try owed much to the directness of Nonu, who burst through the defence and featured later when throwing the long cut-out pass for Lolagi Visinia, and Saili capitalised on quick thinking from his teammates following a botched Ber-

nard Foley kick. They had a bit of luck - Rob Horne’s effort in the second minute was ruled out for a double movement and he knocked on with a clear run to the line later in the half. Folau, the Waratahs’ main attacking threat this season, couldn’t get going, with Nonu in particular testing his positional play with grubber kicks. A tactical win to go with their physical dominance. A precious victory indeed. Blues 21 (Lolagi Visinia, Francis Saili tries; Simon Hickey 3 pens, con) Waratahs 13 (Jacques Potgieter try; Bernard Foley 2 pens, con) Halftime: 8-3 - APNZ

Richie McCaw is poised for a return to the Crusaders this week, an addition which will boost the team’s increasingly competitive loose forward mix. McCaw hasn’t played since receiving surgery after cracking his left thumb bone in the Crusaders’ second match of the season, a defeat to the Blues at Eden Park on February 28. After missing the majority of last season due to his sabbatical, he is extremely keen to make his mark for a team who have impressed over the past three weeks, their away victories over the Lions, Cheetahs and Chiefs setting them up nicely for the home run. The Crusaders have the bye this weekend, allowing No8 and skipper Kieran Read more time to recover from his concussion he suffered against the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium. If Read is fit to play in the team’s next assignment against the Brumbies in Christchurch next Saturday, McCaw will be vying for the impressively consistent Matt Todd and Jordan Taufua, who played extremely well in Hamilton, for a starting place. Luke Whitelock is also improving - he made a big impact when replacing Read last weekend. His brother, George, who couldn’t make the match-day squad, is also waiting for his opportunity. “Richie is extremely keen to be involved after his time on the sidelines,” coach Todd Blackadder said. “I can’t speak highly enough of the work he has put into the squad since he has been injured. It has been a big help.” Blackadder suggested after the Cheetahs victory in Bloemfontein that he would be prepared to play McCaw somewhere other than openside flanker, where he has been one of the best in world over the past few years. That could mean a blindside flanker role for the 33-year-old, or a left-right set-up with Todd. If Read is ruled out, Taufua will be favourite to start at No8. He delivered exactly what was required against the Chiefs - impetus and aggression with his ball carrying and defence - a point of difference to the more methodical George Whitelock. Luke Romano is likely to be available following his calf strain, and will bolster the locking stocks. Sam Whitelock has the second highest minutes in the squad with 616 minutes from eight appearances behind midfielder Ryan Crotty’s 632 minutes. Dominic Bird will be free to play following his one-week suspension for a shoulder charge against Chiefs No8 Liam Squire last weekend, the ban served during this weekend’s bye week thanks to the International Rugby Board’s eccentric regulations.

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Warriors hang on for win over Storm We should have known. The Warriors defied their poor form of 2014 to win a hugely entertaining game over the Storm last night. It’s the kind of victory that makes a statement; that could set a platform for the rest of the year. There were great performers all across the park for the Auckland team. Sam Tomkins impressed with his constant involvement, while the Konrad Hurrell and Ngani Laumape gave the penetration out wide that Dane Nielsen has never offered. The effort from the forwards was immense, as they constantly repelled the Storm attackers. For much of the first half the Warriors resembled the Storm, dominating possession and territory with strong forward drives and limiting their mistakes. Then at the start of the second spell the Melbourne side impersonated the Warriors; offloading at will, razzle dazzle football and some of their best attacking moves of 2014. Earlier, the Warriors had made their most convincing start of the season. There was purpose, power and precision from the first whistle gone was the lacklustre play of

last week against the Dragons. They barely made a mistake in the first 20 minutes, with a 92 per cent possession rate as they camped in Storm territory. Unfortunately, there was little reward for their constant pressure. David Fusitua showed remarkable agility to score his first NRL try - after swift work from Ben Henry - in the tenth minute but further opportunities were squandered by poor fifth tackle options. It has been a problem that has plagued the team in recent seasons, as the pressure valve is released with inaccurate kicks. The Warriors extended their lead in the 28th minute, Simon Mannering putting Feleti Mateo over near the posts after the impressive Fusitua had regained possession from a kick. But as Melbourne do, they responded with one of their few forays into the Warriors’ red zone, clever work from Cooper Cronk allowing Kevin Proctor to power over. The Storm completely dominated the first quarter after halftime, making repeated incursions with the offloading of Jesse Bromwich particularly damaging. After conceding a try in the 44th minute, the Warriors showed defensive resilience that has been absent

Sebastine Ikahihifo offloads during the game against Melbourne.

for much of this season - at one stage repelling three consecutive sets on their own line. Shaun Johnson completed a fabulous team try in the 64th minute, after great work from

Jayson Bakuya and Fusitua. His conversion attempt from a handy angle hit the posts, missing the chance of an eight point lead but the Warriors hung on in a frenetic finale.

Storm 10 (K. Proctor , Y. Tonumaipea tries; C. Smith goal) Warriors 16 (D. Fusitua, F. Mateo, S. Johnson tries; S. Johnson 2 goals) - HOS

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Lowndes extends lead, Whincup struggles By Roje Adaimy V8 Supercars series leader Craig Lowndes says there’s no doubt defending champion Jamie Whincup will bounce back from his early-season woes but, right now, he’s relishing the edge he holds over his once-dominant teammate. Lowndes extended his championship lead over Ford’s Mark Winterbottom to 49 points on yesterday with a third-place finish in the opening race of this weekend’s round at Auckland’s Pukekohe circuit. Holden veteran Jason Bright won the Anzac Day race - his first of 2014 - ahead of local hero Shane van Gisbergen in second. But it was a horror afternoon for Whincup. The 31-year-old started from second and had the jump on polesitter Bright to take an immediate lead in the 100km race, but was unexpectedly forced out midway through with power steering issues. Whincup had been eager to turn things around across the ditch after a poor showing at the

last round in Winton sent him from second to fifth on the drivers’ standings. “We were really disappointed with today,” he said. “Unfortunately, another 50 points missed is costly at this early stage in the championship but I guess it’s just the way it goes. “We’ve still got another three races to go, so we’re optimistic onwards and upwards.” Lowndes was at a loss to explain why Triple Eight weren’t as dominant as they’d been in seasons past, but insisted it wasn’t the end of their titlewinning ways. “At the moment, we’ve been lucky to be on the podium, but our cars are still not fast enough,” he said. “We need to lift our act on that a little bit. “But to have a bad run and still be able to extend your lead, I think it’s been a great day. “We’ve still got to lift our game - that’s for sure. “If I can go away from this weekend leading a championship, I’m really confident we can have a strong second half of

Craig Lowndes takes pole at Pukekohe.

the season - which we normally have had.” Whincup - who also crashed out during practice - has a new engineer this season in David Cauchi, after the man who helped guide him to his previous five crowns, Mark Dutton, was promoted to team manager. But with 10 rounds still re-

maining, Lowndes, runner-up to Whincup the past three years, is tipping a recovery. “Whether he’s too far gone now to bounce back to win a championship, who knows? But he’ll bounce back,” he said. “He’s a strong character. I think he’s enjoying it at the moment. He’s had such a great run

of championships and races. He’s still dedicated; he’s still focused. “I don’t think his process has changed. I think he’s had a little bit of bad luck.” Two more 100km races will be run today, before a mini-marathon 200km battle on Sunday.  - AAP

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Who would answer the call to arms today? Sue Newman



t says a lot about New Zealand’s increasingly secular society that attendance at Anzac Day parades continues to grow at the same time as attendance at traditional Christian church festivals continues to decline. As it has been for several years now, the turnout at Anzac services around New Zealand has been huge. And it’s not just those who remember a time of war, or who lost close relatives in battle who attend. It’s families with young children, teenagers and young adults who swell the ranks of those who come to honour their forefathers who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. The sacrifices made over more than 100 years of war have not been forgotten. There is a genuine understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made by individuals of the past for generations of the future. Today’s world, however, is very different to the world of the two great wars, when serving your country was considered an honour, laying down your life was accepted as the ultimate sacrifice. Honour had a different meaning. For most of the young men who sailed to the battlefields of Europe for World War One the war promised adventure and a chance to see the world. The realities of the mud, terror and brutality of life in the trenches would have been impossible to imagine. And while those who served in World War Two would have had a much more realistic idea about war, battle conditions and the very real possibility of never returning home, they too were inspired by the desire to fight for God and country and the ideal of achieving freedom for the future. Times have changed. Warfare has changed and the large scale conflagrations of the past are unlikely today. Modern day warfare is a very different beast, but it continues to extract a price in human sacrifice. Young men and women continue to join the armed forces, prepared to put their lives on the line when New Zealand commits to a foreign war but they do so in full knowledge that war could mean death. If a large scale call to arms was made today the response from those of fighting age would be very different. Rather than signing up and shipping out most would ask why?

YOUR VIEW Anzac Day I have just returned from the Cenotaph and need to comment on the condition of the grassed area around the Cenotaph. It seems that the council has no regard for the fallen soldiers and the seriousness of the occasion today, Anzac Day, a 99year remembrance. I was astonished and abhored at the untidy nature of the area. There had been no attempt to clean up the leaves and the grass was unmown. I know that the weather hasn’t been the best, but there have been plenty of weather breaks for the area to have been tidied up for the important events happening today. “LEST WE FORGET” related to fallen soldiers and no excuse for the council to


“FORGET”. It would appear that your eyes and efforts are in the building of “Council Memorials” such as the arts centre and the swimming complex, which will have the current mayor and senior councillors memorialised is stone for the future. Time for the council to take a serious look at themselves and start working for the people of the Ashburton District rather than making memorials for themselves. John Murphy

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


HNZ proposed payout as dividend By Simon CollinS Housing New Zealand considered using an insurance payout for Christchurch earthquake damage to meet an unexpected demand to pay higher dividends to the Government in 2011, official letters disclose. The heavily edited letters, provided to Labour housing spokesman Phil Twyford under the Official Information Act, show that the corporation also slowed down its repairs and maintenance to fund an unexpected $45 million jump in the dividend required that year - from $63 million agreed in the agency’s statement of intent to $108 million. The documents also reveal that Housing NZ plans to raise $383 million in the three years to June 2016 by selling or leasing state houses to community and iwi groups and “the possible introduction of third party equity via possible overseas providers”. This is the first time anyone has mentioned foreign companies being involved in planned state house sales, and Mr Twyford said it might point to possible public/private partnerships to redevelop state housing. He said ministers had forced Housing NZ to pay $216 million more in dividends than they gave it in capital contributions in the four years to last June, and Housing NZ’s statement of intent showed that the agency planned to pay a further

CHANGING FORTUNES ■ 4 years to June 2009 ■ Capital from Govt: $479 million ■ Dividends to Govt: $168 million ■ Net from Govt: + $430 million ■ 4 years to June 2013 ■ Capital from Govt: $132 million ■ Dividends to Govt: $348 million ■ Net from Govt: - $216 million Housing New Zealand’s changing fortunes are revealed in letters released under the Official Information Act.

net $252 million to ministers in the three years to June 2016. “If that’s not asset-stripping, I don’t know what is.” “They have reduced the net number of state houses by 700 in the last 12 months. “They are using it as a cash cow in the middle of a housing shortage.” However a spokeswoman for Housing Minister Nick Smith said Housing NZ had always had to pay a dividend and its highest dividend in recent years was $176 million in 2002, under a Labour Government. “Saying the dividend will come from the insurance payout

is not true,” she said. “Housing NZ’s most recent statement of intent shows very clearly that the insurance payment is for capital expenditure and that its surplus [dividend] is funded out of normal operating revenue.” A letter from then Housing Minister Phil Heatley in May 2010 set targets for the agency’s return on equity of 1.1 per cent in 2010-11, 1.2 per cent in 201112 and 1.3 per cent in 2012-13. Those targets were reiterated in February 2011. Then suddenly, in an undated letter evidently written in May 2011 after the February 2011 earthquake, the required returns were raised to

1.6 per cent in 2011-12 and 1.7 per cent the next year. Corporation chairman Alan Jackson wrote back the next month stating that the board would pay the extra $45 million required that year “from a combination of operational savings, changes to capital structure that may include increasing debt, and changes to capital programmes which may include use of insurance proceeds from the Canterbury earthquakes”. There is no evidence in the documents that the insurance money was used to pay the dividend. Other figures show that Housing NZ plans to spend a net

■ 3 years to June 2016 ■ Capital from Govt: $14 million ■ Dividends to Govt: $266 million ■ Net from Govt: - $252 million $542 million on repairs and new building in Christchurch in the three years to June 2016, much more than the $320 million it received in insurance claims. However the “operational savings” included decisions announced in August 2011 to end the agency’s social services and focus on its role as a landlord, and to close its offices from April 2012 except for appointments made through a call centre. - APNZ


Outlook for 2014 global growth remains positive F or investment markets the outlook for 2014 global growth remains positive, although various events resulted in slower economic growth over this first quarter. In the United States, manufacturing activity was hurt by severe weather conditions in eastern states, but employment growth continues to provide confidence that the United States recovery is on track. On the negative side, growth in Europe is still weak, with geo-political tensions and the potential financial consequences of the stand-off between Russia and the West over the Crimea providing another risk to Europe’s financial system. Global growth has been reliant on emerging economies, In China, economic growth rates are now being questioned as policymakers seek to reign in domestic lending practices. However other Chinese

Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan


stimulus packages intended to maintain economic growth indicates that policymakers are committed to ensuring growth levels remain within target bands. Elsewhere, other Central Banks are also mindful of the potential impacts of policy mistakes, as was evident with the US Federal Reserve withdrawing the use of unemployment data as a leading indicator for monetary policy tightening. Looking at equity markets, despite investment risks increasing over the quarter, markets remained robust. For New Zealand inves-

tors, currency movements largely offset the gains made by international shares, after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand tightened monetary policy. This coupled with strong dairy prices and volumes, meant the New Zealand dollar appreciated significantly during the quarter and is again back to its recent highs. Australia was the best performing market outside New Zealand, with financial shares providing most of the uplift. The smaller information technology sector managed the largest gains after positive results were reported by a number of companies with global franchises, while resource stocks declined on Chinese growth concerns. United States and European equities managed small gains in local currencies, but these were overwhelmed by the stronger New Zealand dollar. New Zealand was the strong-

est equity market (even in local currency terms), however we note that market leadership (the number of shares outperforming the benchmark index) continues to reduce, suggesting momentum is losing strength. Earnings growth expectations over the next few years however are still positive and should continue to provide underlying support. For fixed interest investors the Reserve Bank of New Zealand move to commence its monetary policy tightening cycle contributed to an increase in shorter-term interest rates. The forward guidance was again for an aggressive tightening of policy and for short-term rates to rise to 4.0% by December 2014. However weak global economic data and low inflation has allowed longer-term interest rates to decline. This was even after the US Federal Reserve again signalled

lower bond purchases.

Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are Authorised Financial Advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. To arrange a meeting to discuss your investment objectives in confidence, call (03) 307 9540 or email This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.

The Financial Advisers Act 2008 and the Financial Advisers (Disclosure) Regulations 2010 require written disclosure of specific information by people providing investment advice, as well as adherence to content guidelines. The attached editorial has been written with consideration of these requirements. Please do not alter without prior notification and agreement so that we can ensure Forsyth Barr is compliant with these regulations.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


In brief Plane runs off runway An Australian defence plane has overshot a runway in Afghanistan. No one was injured but the C-130J Hercules aircraft needed to be towed away for inspection after the incident at Kabul International Airport on Thursday. The aircraft came to a halt about 70 metres from the runway’s end. The RAAF has launched an investigation. - AAP

Death an accident

Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders attend the dawn service at the Anzac Commemorative Site, North Beach, in Gallipoli, Turkey, yesterday. ap photo

Crowd falls silent at Gallipoli By Julian Drape A smaller-than-expected crowd at Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn service has been reminded that reverential silence on the often eerily quiet Turkish peninsula is a tribute to the diggers who died in 1915. Just 4400 mostly Australian and New Zealand pilgrims turned out this year ahead of the 2015 centenary commemorations which will see 10,500 people crammed on to North Beach. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson yesterday said the soldiers who mistak-

enly landed at Anzac Cove 99 years ago were, by their own admission, ordinary men. “They did not seek glory, nor did they want their actions to be glorified - for it was they who quickly came to know the true horror of war,” the minister said as the sun rose over the Gallipoli cliffs. “That these ordinary men, however, did extraordinary things is beyond doubt.” Senator Ronaldson said the Anzacs left a vanquished fighting force but “were victorious in helping forge the identity of our two new nations”. “As the dawn of this new day

breaks over the peninsula our tribute to the spirit of Anzac is a reverential silence,” he said. Some 8700 Australians died during the eight-month campaign alongside 2700 New Zealanders. It’s estimated up to 87,000 Turks lost their lives. The modern Turkish nation, too, was built partly on the back of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s success as a commander at Gallipoli. He went on to become the republic’s first president in 1923. Young Australian Erinn Cooper camped out overnight to attend the dawn service.

The 22-year-old comes from a military family - her father did tours of duty in East Timor and Iraq while her grandfather fought in World War Two. Ms Cooper, from the Gold Coast, said she was representing them both at Gallipoli. “It’s really mind-blowing to be here,” she said. “Anzac Day is our biggest day of the year. It’s a really big thing in our family.” Ms Cooper considered applying for the centenary in 2015 but decided the ballot was too risky. “Coming this year was something we could actually make happen.” - AAP


Malaysia vows transparency on MH370 By Dan Martin Malaysia’s premier has pledged to release a report on flight MH370’s disappearance as passengers’ families protested outside the country’s embassy in Beijing, venting anger at the agonising information vacuum surrounding the plane. Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose government has faced wide questioning over its transparency on MH370, promised that a preliminary report submitted to the UN’s aviation

body would be released publicly. “In the name of transparency, we will release the report next week,” he said. That wasn’t soon enough for dozens of Chinese relatives who held an overnight protest outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, according to a spokesman for relatives. Many family members, especially those in China - twothirds of the 239 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane were Chinese - have for weeks

bitterly accused Malaysia of a secretive and incompetent MH370 response. Tensions boiled over at a briefing yesterday at a hotel where relatives are staying, after airline representatives said a Malaysian embassy official would not arrive to answer their often extremely combative questions. “We want somebody from the embassy to come out and tell us why they didn’t come,” said relative Steven Wang. He said about 100 people

had waited outside the mission overnight. Dozens of relatives had staged a noisy protest last month at the embassy - apparently sanctioned by Chinese authorities, who cleared streets for their approach - decrying Malaysian authorities and the national airline as “murderers”. The Boeing 777 vanished on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and is now believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, where an Australian-led search is under way. - AFP

The death of the Duchess of Cornwall’s brother Mark Shand, who fell and banged his head outside a New York hotel bar, has been ruled an accident. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office in New York said the 62-year-old’s death was caused by blunt impact head trauma with skull fracture and bleeding in the brain. Mr Shand was in New York for an auction at Sotheby’s in aid of a charity for underprivileged children and the Elephant Family, of which he was chairman, which aims to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction in the wild. He was taken to hospital after reportedly slipping while lighting a cigarette and hitting his head on the pavement outside an after-party for the charity event. - PA

Facebook buys Moves Facebook has bought the fitness app Moves, which helps users monitor daily physical activity and their calorie counts on a smartphone. The two-year-old Finnish startup ProtoGeo, which developed the app, said yesterday it had been acquired by the US social networking giant, and that key members of its team would be moving to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Both companies said Moves would continue as a standalone application, rather than be integrated into the Facebook framework. - AFP

Crushed by crucifix An Italian man has been crushed to death by a giant crucifix honouring John Paul II that collapsed during a ceremony ahead of the late pope’s canonisation. A piece of the 30-metre-high wooden cross fell during the event near an Alpine village, killing the young man on the spot, Italian media reported. The Jesus Christ statue on the cross is six metres high and weighs 600 kilograms and the crucifix was curved and fixed to the ground with cables, the reports said. The victim’s age was given at 20 or 21 years old. John Paul II is to be declared a saint in the Vatican tomorrow. - AFP

Recovery continues Dive teams are racing to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loom and the victims’ families angrily press officials to wrap up the recovery effort. The confirmed death toll stood at 181, but 121 people remained unaccounted for - their bodies believed still trapped in the submerged vessel that capsized on April 16 with 476 people on board. Rescuers are only managing to retrieve about 30 bodies a day. - AFP

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Rural Account Manager Ashburton Are you looking to grow your career in Rural Banking? Work within the Ashburton community in this outstanding opportunity!

We are seeking friendly, confident and helpful people to join our team. You must love working with customers and must have a positive attitude together with great personal presentation. We have two positions available for Graveyard (Night Shift). Hours are 10pm to 8am 4 days on, 4 days off. You will be responsible for serving and assisting customers and for keeping the service station clean, tidy and fully stocked. You will be in a position of responsibility and must be able to take charge. Full training on systems will be given but previous Retail experience would be an advantage. For further Details please contact: Tyrone Burrowes Ph 03 3077140

The ASB rural team have a good grasp of rural business realities. Many are farmers themselves or have experience in farming and they are very much a part of their local community because it is the place they like to call home. If you would like to be part of a team that works to deliver the best rural banking experience for the community it lives in, this might just be the career move you have been waiting for. We are looking for an energetic and positive team player to join the Ashburton Rural Banking team as a Rural Account Manager. You role will be assisting the existing Rural Manager, providing them with high-level financial analysis and portfolio support whilst preparing credit submissions for new and existing clients. As crucial first line support, you will proactively provide frontline service to a portfolio of high value rural clients assisting with their day-to-day banking requirements. To be successful in this role, you will be passionate about rural banking, having secured significant experience within the industry. Sound credit writing and financial analysis skills combined with account management experience, strong organisational and communication skills are essential. Your ability to deal with clients on a wide range of business issues is imperative and a tertiary qualification in a related area is preferred. Are you up for the challenge? Apply today! To apply for this role go to Job Reference: AR111694

Golden Stockfoods is located in Tinwald and specialises in producing high quality supplement and concentrate feeds. We are looking for someone who is motivated to work to a high standard and meet production targets, often within tight time frames. This role will suit a person with mechanical aptitude as you will be required to efficiently operate and maintain pelleting plant and other blending equipment with care, to accurately batch ingredients and to pack product. We have direct contact with customers so a high level of customer service and professionalism is required. A forklift license is desired and some weekend work may be required to keep up with production demands. We are seeking someone who will fit into a close knit team of non-smoking, mostly healthy eating types, who subscribe to the what-ever-it-takes motto. Preference will be given to someone from within the industry or a related role. Apply with covering letter and CV by Friday, May 2, 2014 to:

Essential Nutrition Ltd, 41D Birmingham Drive, Christchurch, 8024 or email :

Email CV’s or drop them into store

Closing date for this role is: 28th April 2014

Got something to sell? Having a garage sale?

Guardian Situations Vacant

307 7900

Call the Guardian today for your advertising requirements. 307 7900

Call Toni & Peter May on 03 308 8893 to find out more! 151 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton


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Saturday, April 26, 2014



Ray Mayne Hose & Fittings Ltd is a small to medium sized irrigation business in Ashburton. We are well established in this community and continue to experience growth locally and nationally.

• Are you our next Maintenance Fitter? ANZCO Foods is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters employing over 3,000 staff worldwide. A dynamic, multinational company, our core purpose is to procure, process and market New Zealand beef and lamb products to the world. As the largest of the ANZCO Foods meat processing plants, CMP Canterbury, near Ashburton, is seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual to fill this critical role. Reporting to the Engineering supervisor, the Maintenance Fitter position is a permanent and salaried one. To be successful you will have: • a trade qualification in services engineering or fitter/turner • at least 5 years working knowledge of maintaining industrial plant/ equipment • a working knowledge of manufacturing operations in the food or related industry • a working knowledge of monitoring and auditing systems for compliance • maintenance diagnostic or fault-finding experience and repair of industrial equipment • proven computer literacy • knowledge and experience of reliability-based maintenance. If you want to make a difference in a growing company, please apply online at Applications must be received by 4pm, 2 May 2014.

Gaming Machine Technicians Gaming Machine Distributors has available three (3) additional positions for Field Service Technicians, one (1) based in Ashburton, one (1) based in Timaru, and one (1) based in Christchurch. The applicants must have or be able to attain Est A/B Certificate, have a current drivers licence, enjoy working with an experienced technical team as well as being capable of working independently showing a high degree of common sense and a sense of humour. Gaming is a specialised field and full training will be provided. If you are highly motivated, keen to learn or are already qualified send your CV to: The Manager, Gaming Machine Distributors, PO Box 7188, Christchurch Or drop one into 60 Montreal Street Christchurch, alternatively email These positions are available for an immediate start.

Truck Driver Needed! Due to increased work load we require another driver Successful applicant must be physically fit, enthusiastic and hold a Class 5 truck license.

To apply call 021 327 318

Cleaner Required

We are installing a new web based job management and scheduling programme, Mobile Agenda, in our busy office in Ashburton, and wish to employ a suitable person to operate this module for us. It works in partnership with our accounting package, Accredo. Before we fully implement this system, we would like to employ someone who can “grow” with the programme from its inception. This position is ideally a full time position, but, with a possible flexibility in hours, could be a part time position; however a minimum of 35 hours / week would be necessary. The person we are looking for must possess excellent communication skills. They must also: • Be well organised • Be confident with an excellent telephone manner • Have a high attention to detail • Work effectively as part of a team whilst also able to work unsupervised • Have above average computer skills • Be prepared to work longer hours when seasonal requirements dictate • Have an understanding of the agricultural sector • Have a willingness to assist in other areas of our business Please apply, in writing, to: Ray Mayne Ray Mayne Hose & Fittings Ltd P O Box 247 ASHBURTON 7740 Email:

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton

Media Sales Consultant

Ph 308 9205 Email: principal@

Are you the type of person who loves a challenge, has to win, can juggle ten things at once, enjoys socialising and networking. If you are, you need to be working with us! We have vacancy for a professional rural advertising sales consultant to join our newspaper and web sales team. This position will provide you with great opportunities to be innovative and creative in an exciting team environment. You will have the opportunity to work closely with rural business owners/managers to develop their own individual advertising strategy and will be responsible for advising, creating and implementing their advertising in Ashburton’s leading media. The ideal candidate will have previous experience selling within the rural sector, be sales focused and target orientated, bright, energetic, with an exceptional customer service ethic and a proven rural sales track record. A high level of professionalism, personal integrity, drive and motivation to succeed is expected as is a commitment to providing the best possible outcome for the client. We will provide you with the training and support to offer your clients a superior professional service, to bring them the results they expect and more. The Ashburton Guardian offers an excellent remuneration package and is a great place to work. If you are an experienced sales professional with a proven history of delivering the highest levels of client service to achieve your personal and professional goals, then you should apply in writing, with confidence to:

Desme Daniels General Manager Ashburton Guardian 03 307 7974 Closing date for applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

307 7900

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton supply automotive and engineering products and accessories within the Ashburton/Mid & South Canterbury districts. Due to increased demands from a growing customer base, they now seek an internal/part time “on road’ salesperson to join their team. This is a full time position with some Saturday morning work.

We are looking for a delivery driver for our aluminium joinery. The successful applicant must be:

The position includes: - Warehousing and stock control duties - Building strong customer relationships - Identifying and generating new business opportunities - Developing existing client base

Immediate start would be an option for the right person.

If you are interested in a career with an award winning, well established company, are self motivated, well organised and meet the above criteria, please send your cover letter and CV to: Peter Blacklow, Manager, Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton. Or email

20 hours per fortnight.

Expressions of interest to Rebekah Clement.

Want to be part of our success?

Delivery Driver Required

Beginning early May. Cleaning experience necessary and references required.

Guardian Classifieds

Business is booming and sales are soaring.

Store Person/Sales Representative

Applicant will need: - To be honest, confident and result driven - Proven sales history would be an advantage - Be willing to go the extra mile for our customers - An engineering & automotive background - Possess a NZ citizenship & current drivers licence - Good computer skills


South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 FREEPHONE 0800 452 522

Needing a new staff member? Call the Guardian today for your situation vacant advertising requirements. 307 7900



Job Scheduler Maintenance Fitter

Ashburton Guardian

• • • •

Physically fit for heavy lifting Minimum class 4 licence Motivated and reliable Have good communication skills

If this sounds like you please call Karl on 0274 366 453 or email

Building –

it’s what we know and it’s what we do best. That’s why clients have chosen us, again and again. 211 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton (03) 307 61 30

Looking for a builder with a little more experience?  Housing  Commercial  Farm Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote.

Phone 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258

Classifieds 42 Ashburton Guardian

Guardian Motoring Call the Guardian for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

Saturday, April 26, 2014 WANTED


COLLECTOR - pays top price for old bottles, old metal advertising signs, or any petrol or oil company items. Phone or text 021 034 9001.



LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES • Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available


WANTED by local collector, old enamel signs, stone jars, old bottles, old china and kitchenalia. Phone Russell 308 4870 or 0274 301 075.

Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

Mid-Canterbury Birthday Greetings Metal Recycling Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Aimee Sparks Wow 12th!! Happy Birthday. Mum, Dad and Hayley. xoxo

Licensed Buyer Dealer

10A McGregor Lane Riverside Estate (Off McNally Street)

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime


4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes - 20 years local service, Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 468.

Aimee Sparks Best wishes for a Happy Birthday. Love Nan and Grandad. Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

COMPUTER PROBLEMS? For prompt, reliable service, contact Kelvin Boult, KJB Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot Place, Ashburton, ph 308 8989, 30 years local experience. SUPERGOLD discount card accepted.

Pettinice Coloured Fondant

Ready to use. Available in 11 colours. The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Got something to sell? Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian today for your advertising requirements. 307 7900

For all your classified requirements.

Phone the Guardian 307 7900


TRADES, SERVICES CARPET-2-U sales and installation of carpet, vinyl and tiles. Phone Mike Gill on 027 491 4210.


– WW-AG15 Removal of Standing Grass at Ocean Farm Tenders are invited for the removal (sale) of standing grass at Ocean Farm, Terrace Road, Ashburton. Ocean Farm is the land disposal area for the Ashburton wastewater treatment and disposal facilities. This contract includes standing grass from approximately 282 hectares of pasture irrigated with treated wastewater. Documents are available from the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, PO Box 94, Ashburton. All inquiries should be directed to Paul Sanderson, Farm Manager, Cellphone 027 345 6190. Tenders close with the Chief Executive, Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton, at 4.00pm on Tuesday, 20 May 2014. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952.

NEIL McCANN Group Manager Service Delivery

SOLAR-SHADE-WINDOWTINTING. Controlling the Sun. Best Product, best installation, best price. Lifetime warranties. Ph 0800 473 242,

SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator 307 6347 or 0800TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ.

RURAL TRADING POST APRIL/MAY CALF SHED BEDDING SPECIAL. 10% discount on bulk orders for our premium woodmulch delivered in April/May. Guaranteed 100% untreated wood/bark. NO DEMOLITION MATERIALS USED HERE. Sawdust also available. Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 3083595.

RAFFLES RSA GOLF SECTION EASTER RAFFLE RESULTS 1st - Elaine Gorton 2nd - Wendy Marr 3rd - B. Collins 4th - Marie Jarden 5th - Don Campbell 6th - W. Nish 7th - Steve King 8th - Win Peck. Winners have been notified.



12HA KALE, straw also available, close to Winchmore YAMAHA Big Bear 4 wheel Hall. Phone 027 222 5360. drive. Goes well, never misses a beat. Phone 0274PEASTRAW for sale. Me- 914-210. dium square. $40 per bale. Phone 027 626 8679. MEETINGS, EVENTS

WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.

TAEGE round bale feeder. $7,000 ono. Phone 03 303 9705 or 027 229 2313.


Guardian Real Estate

CONVENTIONAL pea straw bales for sale. Weed free. $5 per bale delivered. Phone 303 7680 / 027 390 0002.

Call the Guardian for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

MOTORCYCLES 2008 KXF 450 for sale. Excellent condition, had full rebuild two hours ago. Neve been raced, only been trail ridden. $5,500 ono. Phone 303 7680 / 027 390 0002.

LIVESTOCK, PETS Rakaia LandSAR General Meeting at 7.00pm Followed by Annual General Meeting Monday, May 12 At 7.30pm Apologies to the Secretary.

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.

LET OR LEASE OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE. Parking, fibre optic hub, 24 hour access, security monitored. Clean and tidy. Lease options. $PBN. Phone 021 554 570.

Daily Events Saturday 9.00am - 12.00noon ASHBURTON DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET. Weekly farm fresh produce, plants, coffee, food and more. North end of the West Street car park.

Sunday 8.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Church lounge, Baring Square East. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service led by Frank Tasker. 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

Monday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street. 9.30am - 12noon ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Children’s holiday programme 5-12year

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Large variety of toys for hire. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages.

Main Street, Methven. 10.00am - 12.00noon ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

10.00am - 12.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, all welcome. Upstairs 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON CRAFT MARKET. Saturday’s in the West Street Car park.

10.00am - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

9.30am ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship led by Rev John Bilverstone, all welcome, 65 Oxford Street. 10.00am ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Service for ANZAC Day with Rev David Brown, Cnr Havelock and Park Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

10.00am ASHBURTON MODEL AERO CLUB. Radio controlled aeroplane flying, weather permitting. Lovett’s Road, Maronan Road. 10.00am ASHBURTON M.S.A. QUOITS. All welcome to have a throw. Racecourse Road M.S.A. Sports ground. 10.00am HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Sealy Street. 10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Park Street.

10.00am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 10.30am EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping god and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby. 11.00am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship, St James, Jane Street, Tinwald.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 7.00pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 7.00pm ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown in the Sinclair Centre, cnr Havelock and Park Streets.

olds. $2.50 per day, running all week. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.45am THE PLAINS LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Monthly meeting, Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 10.00am ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF. Members will contest the Tucker Shield. Tinwald Golf Course.

10.00am ASHBURTON COUNTY VENTERANS GOLF. Members will contest the Tucker Shield. Tinwald Golf Course. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 2.00pm ASHBURTON GREY POWER. Speaker Sharnie Williams Grey power electricity. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm TINWALD INDOOR BOWLS CLUB. All welcome to come and have a bowl.

Tinwald Hall, entry off McMurdo Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON BIRD CLUB. Monthly meeting, Rovers Den, Mania-oroto Park, Chalmers Avenue. 7.30pm ASHBURTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Speaker: Pam Williams, decorative: Summers End. Sports Pavilion, Walnut Avenue.



Milking Quality Grass and Lucerne for Sale.

April 29

10.30am & 2.00pm Make a wind chime from keys

May 1

GRAZ4U LIMITED. May to May grazing available for large numbers of 1 yo dairy heifers. Winter Grazing for BEST RANGE. LOWEST PRICES. END OF STORY. R2's and Cows available. 5 Hectares of fodder beet to be HOLIDAY bought harvested and taken off farm. A Contractor is ACCOMMODATION available. Please contact: AKAROA - CHARMING, Sarah: 027 206 6760 or spacious holiday home, 3 Matthew Bird: 027 608 3226. bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all required to electric heating. Sky, all mod GRAZIERS increased cons, short walk to village. accommodate Phone Brian 307-8000 or demand for dairy heifer grazing and winter cow 308-6180. grazing, immediate, or May 1, 2014. For all grazing HANMER SPRINGS. requirements. Contact Phone: Modern, fully furnished three Matt cellphone no: 027 608 bedroom home. Sleeps eight, 3226. all mod cons, pellet fire and heat-pump, Sky TV, two GRAZING available for 150 bathrooms, Portacot and heifers from May 1, 2014, on high-chair. Short walk to Winchmore irrigated property village. $130 per night. Phone with experienced graziers. 027 223 0761. Phone Greg Tait - Canterbury Grazing Ltd 0273 786 314. HOME IMPROVEMENT WAREHOUSE


FLOAT hire - single, double and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & Feed. Phone 308-3422 anytime.

HIGH quality supervised grazing available for Rising 1 Heifers, now, or at May 1, 2014. For all grazing requirements. Contact: Matt cellphone no: 027 608 3226.


ASHBURTON HOSPITAL HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health Advice. DAILY, 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 7.30pm Children must be accompanied by an adult. DUTY DOCTORS CHALMERS WARD - (including Assessment, This service is for emergency medical Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN care only. Please remember your VISITING. Community Services Card. Emergency MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. phone until 8am Monday - 0800 700 155. Allenton Medical Centre, Harrison Street, -Husbands and patient’s own children may will be the duty practice for Friday, Saturday visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. and Sunday until 8am Monday. They will hold TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, surgery from 10am until 12 noon and from -unrestricted visiting. 6pm until 7pm both days. No appointment ASHBURTON REST HOMES necessary. Surgery phone 308 9139. COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY,


For weekend doctor and emergency details - please telephone the Methven Medical Centre, ph 302 8105. Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners note of referral.


Searles Allenton Pharmacy, Harrison Street, Allenton, will be open from 10.30am - 12 noon on Anzac Day and Sunday, from 9.30am - 12 noon Saturday, and from 6pm 7pm all three weekend evenings.

FitDance Academy

Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or visit for more information.

For Term 2: (Registration before May 2) Zumba kids Pilates for Beginners

Jubilee Christian Fellowship

Beginners Flamenco Dance (Ladies and Girls) Information or Registration by Facebook: ZumbaFitness Ashburton

Every Sunday All Welcome

email: paulamolina.zumba or phone 027 856 5143

You can be stable in instable days.

206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL TIDY two bedroom flat, close in West side, dishwasher, heatpump. No smokers, no digs. Ph 020 444 8889. TO LET - Three bedroom permanent material family home. Double garage. Quiet west side location. Logburner & under floor electric heating. $340 per week. Available long term from May 16. No pets. Non smokers only. Telephone 308 8807.

St David’s Church 48 Allens Road Everyone welcome

Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting 10.00am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome Enquiries Phone 308-8699



TO RENT: three bedroom warm house in Tinwald, good garages, no dogs. References required. Phone 021 183 1114.

TWO bedroom flat with carport, modern kitchen, heat pump. $270/wk. Non smokers, no dogs. Semi furnished if required. References required. Ph 308 8386 and leave a message.

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency

MENTAL HEALTH Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team.



SAFE CARE - 24 hr Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791

The Ashburton and Rakaia Resource Recovery WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE Parks will be closed on: Friday, April 25. The NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Methven drop-off facility for household items will Keeley: 308 4432 or 0274 342 646 be closed on: Friday, April 25



MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL SHELTER - Contact (cats) Tracey 021

24 hr - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - Direct dials to a volunteer. Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message.

ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE Call us free on (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days. LIFELINE - Toll-Free: 0800 353 353



Join us for an Encounter with Jesus Christ For more info please call Sundays @10.00am Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695 Including Children’s church Everyone is welcome. See you at Cnr Cass & Cameron St’s Ph 308 7610 or 308 7062 10am

We hope to see you this Sunday!

Offers classes: Zumba Dance-Cardio Zumba Sentao-Toning


unrestricted visiting. CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted OMMUNITY ERVICES visiting. ART GALLERY PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted Phone 308 1133. Baring Square East, visiting. Ashburton. Sat & Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm EMERGENCY DENTIST Closed Public Holidays. If you do not have or cannot contact your ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. for the name of the rostered weekend dentist Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm Sundays and Public Holidays.


Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm



131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall)


FIREWOOD for sale, generous 3.6m cord, semi dry pine, delivered Ashburton BORED out of your tree, only $150. Phone Dave 027 need some excitement? Give me a call. Xander. Busty and 660 6433. attractive. Phone 021 0233 9259 (no texting) No time wasters. SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred CUTE KATIE. Let me take Reddecliffe at Electric care of your every need, blow Mobility Ashburton today. your mind until you unwind. I Phone 308-3602 love to dress up and kiss and make you feel like the man CARAVANS, TRAILERS you are. Classy and fun, my sexy, slim, curvy body will put a smile on your dial. Phone CARAVAN around 18’ to 25’ 020 4030 5858. wanted. British or U.K. type preferred. Don’t mind repairs. Phone 027 938 5344. DAISY DUKE – New, very classy, porn star body, ADULT naughty kiwi beauty. Loves foreplay. I always love ENTERTAINMENT teasing to please – I’ll be the six if you be the nine. I'm 25, BIANCA - 22 years old, fit and busty. Kissing my lips discreet, fun, blonde, sexy. are soft, sweet and juicy. I'm Toys. I love to play!! Here here to satisfy. Girl doubles. for the weekend. Phone/text Discreet location. Outcalls for bookings 027 302 6270. available. Phone 022 414 4135. xx

SATURDAY, April 26. 8.30am. Belt Road. Tools, cots bassinet, compressor, tyres, shower dome, camping gear, fishing gear, squash bag, furniture and lots more.


308 7646

HORSE grazing urgently required, prefer close to Tinwald, but anything considered. Responsible owner, References available. Ph 027 479 1730.


Speaker: Bob Ritchie Creche Available Refreshments to follow. 6.00pm House of Prayer

For bookings phone


WINTER GRAZING. Kale in Mayfield area (numbers to suit). Transition grass, covered barley straw, quality grass balage. Good cattle yards. Experienced grazier. Sold standing or per head per week. Phone Andrew 027 470 1067.

10.00am Morning Service

17 August, CBS Arena Christchurch @ 5pm


WANTED - Short and long term/winter grazing wanted for beef cattle. Lamb grazing also required. Phone 027 632 6168.


◊ DISNEY ON ICE “Treasure Trove”

Maize | Silage | Baleage | Hay | Grass | Straw GRAZING

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts Phone 308 5409

05 May, La Vida Centre, Hansons Lane, Christchurch @ 11am Concert includes lunch

Call one of our salesmen now for more details James 027 436 9989 Ricky 027 436 9317


Numbers limited, bookings essential, ph 308 5119

◊ OPERATUNITY “100 Glorious Years of Song”

We have standing Grass and Lucerne available at very good prices. Lock in feed now to prolong milking this season or to hit the ground running come spring time. Take advantage of the recent good growth which has seen pricing ease on standing silage feed.


Church Services

Beckley Coachlines Programme

Fodderbeet and Sugarbeet also available.


Ashburton Guardian




10.30am & 2.00pm Make a Mother’s Day mosaic tile

Saturday, April 26, 2014


ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm POST DELIVERY CENTRES Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm


ASHBURTON - Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. METHVEN - Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am until 3pm. Phone 302-8955 or


Reservations & timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. Baring Square East, Ashburton. Ph 308 3167 BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Saturday-Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. Closed Statutory Holidays. Group Bookings by arrangement NIMAL ERVICES




WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm.


DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24 hour service

1356 969 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350

VETERINARIANS VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Ph 03 308 2321 1 Smallbone Dr, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. 24-hour Easter weekend emergencies: Large: Fri: Izzy Cassan, Sat/ Sun: Peter Crawford. Small: Fri: Juan Gray, Sat/Sun: Nina Field. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Ph 03 307 5195, Cnr East St & Smithfield Rd, Ashburton. Saturday clinic 9am - 12 noon. Easter weekend emergencies: Large: Rajiv Balboharan. Small: Refer VetEnt.

Vet Ent and Vet Life now operate a joint after hours small animal emergency service. To use this service please phone your vet as usual.

ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 027 683 8999, 149 Cameron St, Ashburton: The duty vet this Easter weekend is: Katie Kent. Full emergency service all Easter weekend. CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, West Street Clinic, Main Rd, Methven. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Easter Weekend emergencies: Fri: Steve Williams. Sat/Sun: Jade Hackney.

Television 44 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 TV ONE

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6am Te Karere 0 6:30 Country Calendar 3 0 7am Rural Delivery 7:30 Infomercials 9am Come Dine With Me Omnibus PGR 0 11:25 Tagata Pasifika Noon Cook Me The Money 1pm Mexican Food Made Simple 3 0 1:30 NZ On A Plate – Off The Beaten Track 3 0 2pm Four Weddings PGR 3pm Keep Calm And Carry On 30 3:30 Coastwatch 3 0 4pm South 3 0 4:30 Get Fresh With Al Brown 30 5pm F River Monsters 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Country Calendar A group of Banks Peninsula farmers joins forces to market their wool, which they see as having unique qualities that merit a price premium. 0 7:30 MasterChef Masterclass Judges Simon Gault and Ray McVinnie cook dishes from their cookbooks. 0 8:30 Endeavour AO 0 10:25 Call the Midwife AO 3 0 11:30 F Whitechapel AO 3 0 1:20 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:20 Neighbourhood 0 4am Infomercials 5:30 The Key Of David

CHOICE TV 6am What’s Really In Our Food? 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8am Selling London 8:30 World’s Greenest Homes 9am Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 9:30 Trish’s Paris Kitchen 10am You Live In What? 11am Auction 11:30 Million Dollar Contractor Noon House Crashers 12:30 Great British Garden Revival 1:30 Better Homes And Gardens 3pm Selling London 3:30 World On Wheels 4pm The Apartment Hosted and judged by Jamie Durie. 5pm Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British The bikers explore the nation’s culinary heritage and uncover the stories behind Britain’s favourite dishes. 6pm Carter Can 6:30 Jimmy’s Forest 7:30 Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 8:35 A History Of Scotland 9:45 Outcasts AO In 2045, a fleet of anti-matter transporters departed Earth for a newly-discovered, lifesupporting planet. 11pm The Apartment Hosted and judged by Jamie Durie.


Midnight Jimmy’s Forest 1am Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 2am Carter Can 2:30 Flatmates AO 3am A History Of Scotland 4am Outcasts 5am Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British


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6am Pocoyo 3 0 6:05 Poppet Stars 3 0 6:10 The Adventures Of Chuck And Friends 3 0 6:35 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 3 0 7:20 Teen Titans Go! 0 7:45 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 8:10 Green Lantern – The Animated Series 0 8:40 Adventure Time 3 0 9:05 Secret Mountain Fort Awesome 0 9:15 Regular Show 3 0 9:30 Just The Job 3 0 10am Fresh 10:30 Rodney 3 0 11am Wipeout 3 0 Noon The Bachelorette 3 0 1:55 N Switched At Birth 0 2:55 The Fosters 3:55 Melissa And Joey 3 0 4:25 Full House 0 5pm Extreme Makeover – Home Edition 3 0 6pm The Amazing Race 0 7pm M Inkheart PGR 2008 Adventure. Brendan Fraser. 0 8pm L Lotto This week’s Lotto draw. 8:05 Inkheart PGR Continued. 0 9:05 M Contagion AO 2011 Thriller. Matt Damon, Kate Winslet. 0

6am Charles Stanley 6:30 Outdoors With Geoff 3 Geoff learns how to use soft baits in the strong currents on the Kaipara Harbour, with surprising results. 7am Gone Fishin’ 3 7:30 Infomercials 9:30 The Nation 10:30 House Rules 3 11:30 House Rules 3 12:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia PGR 3 1:30 F Beauty And The Geek Australia PGR 3 3:05 The Great Food Race 3 5pm Gone Fishin’ 3 5:30 Modern Family When the Dunphys’ neighbours find Claire’s annual Halloween extravaganza inappropriate, Phil suggests having an open house for the holiday. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking PGR 0 7:30 Ice Road Truckers PGR 0 8:30 CSI AO 0 9:30 CSI – New York AO 0 10:25 M Crazy Heart AO 3 2009 Drama. An ageing country singer finds redemption and romance with a journalist who discovers the man behind the musician. Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall. 0

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:05 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 7:35 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 8am Sticky TV 3 8:30 Rugrats 3 9am Rocket Power 9:25 Redakai 3 10:10 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Infomercials 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm iCarly 5:30 Big Time Rush 3 6pm M Big Fat Liar 3 2002 Family Comedy. After a Hollywood producer steals an idea from a 14-year-old boy, and turns it into a movie, the boy travels to Los Angeles to make the producer tell the world the truth. 0 8pm M Marley and Me – The Puppy Years 2011 Family. During his puppy years, Marley and his summer friend, Bodie, create havoc at a neighbourhood dog contest. Travis Turner, Donnelly Rhodes. 9:50 The Simpsons PGR 3 0 10:20 Friends with Benefits AO 10:45 Excused AO 3

6am Home Shopping 11:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? UK 3 Noon NRL Fulltime (Highlights) Round Seven. 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 2pm Send In The Dogs Australia PGR 3 3pm Bondi Rescue PGR 3:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars ITM 500 – Auckland. 4:30 Addicted To Fishing 5pm Motorsport – V8 Supercars ITM 500 – Auckland. 6pm Junior MasterChef UK 6:30 MasterChef USA PGR The final 10 home cooks travel to Huntington Beach, California, for a surfside challenge to serve tacos to 101 local surfers.

11:15 M Tears Of The Sun AO 2003 Drama. Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci. 0 1:45 The Bachelor Pad AO 0 3:55 Happily Divorced PGR 3 4:45 The War At Home PGR 3 0 5:05 Fresh 3 5:30 It Is Written 3

12:45 Infomercials 5am Hillsong 5:30 Charles Stanley

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11:45 Torchwood – Miracle Day AO 3 As the stock markets collapse, and the Torchwood team is splintered across the world, Oswald Danes seems to hold all the cards, and the birth of an alliance sends them all on a final mission. 12:55 Home Shopping

7:30 New Tricks PGR As Lane faces life after UCOS, Esther asks him to help one of her book-club friends find her missing brother, but will his nose for the truth get him into further trouble? 8:35 Silent Witness AO 9:45 Rugby – Super Rugby Hurricanes v Reds. From Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

MAORI TV 10am Toku Reo (Starting Today) 3 2pm The Big Hit 3 2:30 Kanikani Mai 3 3:30 F It’s In The Bag The classic Kiwi game show. 4pm Oruorua 3 4:30 Pumanawa 3 5pm Pumanawa 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Journey To The West 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 M The Wind In The Willows 1996 Family Adventure.

THE BOX 6am Gator Boys PG 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Lie To Me MV 8:10 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 10:15 Raw MC 1:10 The Pretender Marathon PG 4:30 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 Modern Family PGL 8pm Pawn Stars PG 8:30 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 9pm We’re The Fugawis PG 9:30 Gator Boys PG 10:30 Lie To Me MV 11:30 Criminal Intent MV


12:30 The Pretender Marathon PG 3:50 Criminal Intent MV 4:45 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 5:10 We’re The Fugawis PG 5:35 The Simpsons PG

7:10 Small Blacks TV 7:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Round Eight Friday. 8am Netball – ANZ Championship (Replay) NSW Swifts v Southern Steel. 9:30 #SkySpeed 10am L Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship ITM 500 Auckland – Day Two. Coverage of the qualifying, race 11, race 12 and support class races. 5pm Sky Sports News UK 5:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Blues v Waratahs. From Eden Park in Auckland. 6pm Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Brumbies v Chiefs. From Canberra Stadium in Canberra. 6:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Sharks v Highlanders. From Kings Park in Durban. 7pm L Rugby – Super Rugby Hurricanes v Reds. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 9:35 L Rugby – Super Rugby Force v Bulls. From nib Stadium in Perth.

11:40 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) 1:40 Small Blacks TV 2am Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) 2:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) 3am L Rugby – Super Rugby Cheetahs v Stormers. 5:05 Rugby – Super Rugby 5:35 Small Blacks TV

SKY SPORT 2 Mole must get his home back from the evil Weasels. John Cleese, Steve Coogan, Eric Idle. 9:10 M Les Choristes PGR 3 2004 Musical Drama. The new teacher at a severely administered boys’ boarding school works to improve the students’ lives through music. 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6:30 MythBusters PG 7:30 MythBusters PG 8:30 ET Fishing Escapes PG 9:30 Game Of Pawns PG 10am What Happened Next? PG 10:30 Deadliest Catch PG 11:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 12:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 1:30 MythBusters PG 2:30 Auction Hunters PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Gold Rush PG 4:30 Futurescape With James Woods PG 5:30 Mighty Planes PG 6:30 Manhunt PG 7:30 Treehouse Masters PG 8:30 Treehouse Masters PG 9:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG 10:30 Moonshiners PG 11:30 Game Of Pawns PG


Midnight Auction Hunters PG 12:30 Capturing Oswald PG 1:30 What Happened Next? PG 2am Destroyed In Seconds PG 2:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 3:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 4:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 5:30 MythBusters PG

Crazy Heart

10:25pm on TV3

MOVIES PREMIERE 6:05 Jack Reacher MVL 2012 Action. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike. 8:15 Age Of Heroes 16VL 2011 War. Sean Bean, Danny Dyer. 9:50 Save Your Legs ML 2012 Comedy. Stephen Curry, Brendan Cowell. 11:25 Red Lights MVL 2012 Thriller. Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro. 1:20 Jack Reacher MVL 2012 Action. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike. 3:30 Ted 16LS 2012 Comedy. Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis. 5:15 Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters 16VL 2013 Action. Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton. 6:45 Parental Guidance PGL 2012 Comedy. Billy Crystal, Bette Midler. 8:30 The Sweeney 16VLS 2012 Action. Ray Winstone, Ben Drew. 10:25 The Bay 16VL 2012 Horror. Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly. 11:50 A Dark Truth 16V 2012 Action. SUNDAY 1:35 Ted 16LS 2012 Comedy. 3:20 Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters 16VL 2013 Action. 4:50 The Bay 16VL 2012 Horror.

6am Boxing – Mayweather v Maidana (Highlights) 6:30 Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) ITM 500 – Race 10. 7am L Golf – US PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Round Two. From TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. 10am Golf – European Tour (Highlights) China Open – Round MasterChef USA Two. 6:30pm on Prime 10:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Broncos v Rabbitohs. 12:30 L Rugby League MOVIES GREATS – Holden Cup Sharks v Panthers. 6:10 The Making Of Robin From Remondis Stadium in Hood PG 6:40 Hairspray PGS 2007 Woolooware, NSW. Comedy Musical. Nikki Blonsky, 2:30 L Rugby League – John Travolta. 8:35 Closer 16LS 2004 NSW Cup Sharks v Panthers. Drama. Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive From Remondis Stadium in Owen, Natalie Portman. Woolooware, NSW. 10:20 Kick-Ass 18VL 2010 Action. 4:30 L Rugby League – NRL Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson. Sharks v Panthers. From Remondis 12:15 Fool’s Gold MV 2008 Stadium in Woolooware, NSW. Adventure. Matthew McConaughey, 7pm L Rugby League – NRL Kate Hudson. Cowboys v Eels. 2:10 The Bone Collector MVL 9:30 L Rugby League – NRL 1999 Thriller. Denzel Washington, Bulldogs v Knights. Angelina Jolie. 11:30 Rugby League – NRL 4:05 Something Borrowed MLS (Replay) Sharks v Panthers. 2011 Romantic Comedy. Ginnifer SUNDAY Goodwin, Kate Hudson. 1:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) 6pm Armageddon ML 1998 Action. Cowboys v Eels. 8:30 The Waterboy ML 1998 3:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars Comedy. Championship (Highlights) ITM 10:05 Signs M 2002 Sci-fi Thriller. 500 – Race 11. 4am Motorsport 11:50 Something Borrowed – V8 Supercars Championship MLS 2011 Romantic Comedy. (Highlights) ITM 500 – Race 12. SUNDAY 4:30 Rugby League – NRL 1:45 The Bone Collector MVL 1999 (Highlights) Saturday. 5am L Thriller. 3:40 The Waterboy ML Golf – US PGA Tour Zurich Classic 1998 Comedy. 5:10 Signs M 2002 of New Orleans – Round Three. From Sci-fi Thriller. TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana.

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

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Television Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ashburton Guardian 45

Sunday, April 27, 2014 TV ONE

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6am Rural Delivery 3 6:25 60 Minute Makeover 3 7:05 Sunday 3 0 7:35 Tagata Pasifika 3 8am Praise Be 8:30 Attitude 0 9am Q+A 10am Marae 2 10:30 Waka Huia 11am Neighbourhood 3 0 11:30 Football – English Premier League 1:30 N Road To The 2014 Fifa World Cup Preview of the World Cup in Brazil, featuring the qualifying nations of Brazil, Japan, Germany, and Algeria. 2:30 N Road To Rio 0 3:35 Fair Go 3 0 4:05 Islands On The Edge 0 5:20 Planet Dinosaur 3 0 6pm One News 0


©TVNZ 2014

6am Fireman Sam 3 0 6:10 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:15 Pocoyo 3 0 6:25 Art Attack 3 0 6:45 Henry Hugglemonster 0 7:10 The Looney Tunes Show 3 0 7:35 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 8am What Now? 10am Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 3 0 Noon Pretty Little Liars PGR 3 0 1pm Twisted PGR 3 2pm Scrubs PGR 3 0 2:30 Trophy Wife PGR 3 0 3pm Home And Away 3 0 5:55 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 6:25 M The Smurfs 2011 Family. Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris. 0

8:30 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 7pm Sunday 0 AO Coulson takes the war 7:30 MasterChef New Zealand to Centipede; as they get The top three duos replicate closer to the truth, secrets are a paddle crab linguine dish revealed and an unexpected by Kiwi chef Peter Gordon. 0 twist threatens the team. 0 8:30 F Offspring AO 9:30 The Tomorrow People AO 0 Nina prepares for the biggest day of her life; Mick sets off to 10:30 M The Apparition AO 2012 Horror. A couple are bring Billie home. 0 haunted by a supernatural 9:30 Mr Selfridge PGR 0 presence that is unleashed 10:25 Rake AO 0 during a college experiment. Ashley Greene. 0 11:35 Q+A 3 Local political affairs programme. 12:40 Attitude 3 0 1:10 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:05 Marae Maori current affairs show. 2 3:35 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am World On Wheels 6:30 Christ Embassy 7am The Apartment 8am Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 9am Days Of Our Lives Omnibus PGR Noon Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 1pm Jimmy’s Forest 2pm Carter Can 2:30 Early Edition 3:30 Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 4pm Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 4:30 Catch And Cook 5pm Military Driving School PGR 5:30 The World Of Stonehenge 6:30 Sandmasters 6:55 Gourmet Farmer 7:30 Coast 8:30 Vexed AO A drama about a pair of mismatched police officers who disagree on everything from on the job policing to their own personal lives. 9:45 Joanna Lumley – The Quest For Noah’s Ark 11pm Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 11:30 Early Edition


12:30 Sandmasters PGR 1am Gourmet Farmer 1:30 Coast 2:30 Vexed AO 3:30 Joanna Lumley – The Quest For Noah’s Ark 4:30 What’s Really In Our Food? 5am The World Of Stonehenge

12:10 M The Punisher – War Zone AO 2008 Action. 0 2am Supernatural – The Animation AO 2:45 Infomercials 3:20 20/20 3 0 4:10 Posh Nosh 3 0 4:20 It Is Written 3 4:45 Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew 3 0 5:30 Infomercials




6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 7:25 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 7:50 The X’s 8:15 Rugrats 3 8:40 Rocket Power 9am Fanboy And Chum Chum 9:25 Sticky TV Omnibus Noon Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Infomercials 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm iCarly 5:30 Big Time Rush 3 6pm Malcolm In The Middle 0 6:30 Survivor – Brawn v Brains v Beauty

11:35 7 Days AO 3 New Zealand comedians pit their wits against the week’s news and each other. 12:35 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 3

11pm The League AO Kevin and Jenny bet on the playoffs; Taco wants Ruxin to get more involved with Taco Corp. 11:30 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 12:25 Infomercials

11:45 N Colour Of War VI – Adolf Hitler PGR Drawing from German colour-film collections, the story of the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler. 1:15 Home Shopping

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2pm Aa Rau 3 2:30 Marae DIY 3 3:30 Rugby League – UK Super League Tetley Cup Challenge. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Anzac Highlights Including the Dawn Service, a conversation with Sir Peter Jackson, the Anzac Cove Dawn Service, Arohaina Mai Concert and the Chunuk Bair Service. 6:30 Ka Tu Ka Korero PGR Kingi helps Nellie Kututai overcome her

THE BOX 6am The Pretender Marathon PG 9:20 Lie To Me MV 10:15 The Simpsons Marathon PG 12:20 Modern Family PGL 12:45 Gator Boys PG 1:35 Pawn Stars PG 2:05 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 2:30 We’re The Fugawis PG 2:55 Raw MC 5:45 WWE Main Event MC 6:45 SmackDown! MC 8:30 CSI MV The team investigates a teenage boy’s murder and an apparent gunshot victim. 9:30 CSI MV 10:30 Underbelly – The Golden Mile MC 11:30 WWE Main Event MC


12:30 SmackDown! MC 2:10 CSI MV 3am CSI MV 3:45 Underbelly – The Golden Mile MC 5:05 Modern Family PGL 5:30 Pawn Stars PG


6am Religious Programming 10:30 Sport Box Noon Better Homes And Gardens 3 1pm Grassroots Rugby 2pm Davey Hughes – Untamed PGR Davey visits Kodiak Island off Alaska, where there are silver salmon to catch, whales to photograph, mountain goats to hunt, and a chance to meet a Kodiak brown bear. 2:30 Netball – ANZ Championship Week eight of the ANZ Championship. 3:30 Rugby Nation 4:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars ITM 500 – Auckland. 6:05 History Under The Hammer 3 6:30 One Man And His Campervan 3 7:30 Glee PGR 7pm Storage Wars PGR 3 8:30 M Cocoon 7:30 Antiques Roadshow PGR 3 1985 Sci-fi Comedy. 8:30 N Wild Brazil Aliens visiting Earth to Programme exploring some retrieve the cocoons of of Brazil’s animals and the some of their people teach landscapes they inhabit. a charter-boat skipper, and a 9:40 Ross Kemp – Extreme group of senior citizens about World AO love, life and friendship. 10:40 Secret War PGR Steve Guttenberg, Jessica Tandy, Don Ameche. 0

6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong 7am Charles Stanley 8am Universal Church Of The Kingdom Of God 8:30 Turning Point With David Jeremiah 9am Re-Think 9:30 Three60 10am The Nation 11am The Best Of Campbell Live 11:35 3rd Degree 3 12:30 ‘Til Death PGR 3 1pm Entertainment Tonight Weekend 2pm Big Angry Fish PGR 3 2:30 Motorsport – Rally New Zealand International Rally of Whangarei, round one of the New Zealand Rally Championship contested over two days. 3:25 Motorsport – NHRA 4:05 Motorsport – WEC The championship starts in the UK with the Six Hours of Silverstone. 5pm The Block – Sky High 6pm 3 News 7pm F The Great Food Race PGR The final teams embark on their final challenges to produce the best meals they have ever cooked. 8:30 The Blacklist AO 0 9:30 Hawaii Five-0 AO 0 10:30 House of Cards AO

6am Cricket – IPL (Delayed) Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore. 9:30 Cricket – IPL (Delayed) Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders. 12:30 L Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship ITM 500 Auckland – Day Three. Coverage of qualifying, race 13 and support class races. 5pm Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Hurricanes v Reds. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 5:30 Cricket – IPL (Highlights) Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore. 6pm Cricket – IPL (Highlights) Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders. 6:30 Super Rugby Review

7pm L Netball – ANZ Championship Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Adelaide Thunderbirds. From Energy Events Centre in Rotorua. 9pm Road to Glasgow 9:30 Rugby Nation Hosted by Tony Johnson. 10:35 L Cycling – UCI World Tour Liege-Bastogne-Liege. From Belgium. 3:05 Sky Sport – What’s On 3:30 Golf – LPGA (Highlights) Swinging Skirts Classic – Round Three. From Lake Merced Golf Club in San Francisco, California. 4am Football – A-League (Replay) Semi-final Two – Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory.

SKY SPORT 2 10am Golf – European Tour (Highlights) Volvo China Open – Round Three. 10:30 L Golf – LPGA Tour Swinging Skirts Classic – Round Three. From Lake Merced Golf Club in San Francisco, California. 1:30 Sunday Footy Show 3:30 Sport 365 4pm L Rugby League – NRL Sea Eagles v Raiders. From Brookvale The Great Food Race Oval in Brookvale. 7:00pm on TV3 6:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Adelaide MOVIES PREMIERE MOVIES GREATS 6:55 Armageddon ML 1998 Action. Thunderbirds. From Energy Events 6:15 A Dark Truth 16V 2012 Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Centre in Rotorua. Action. Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria. 6:40 Rugby League – Holden Cup Affleck, Steve Buscemi, Liv Tyler. 8am Hansel And Gretel – Witch (Delayed) Sea Eagles v Raiders. From 9:25 Something Borrowed MLS Hunters 16VL 2013 Action. Jeremy Brookvale Oval in Brookvale. 2011 Romantic Comedy. Ginnifer Renner, Gemma Arterton. 7pm Motorsport – V8 Supercars Goodwin, Kate Hudson. 9:30 Parental Guidance PGL 2012 Championship (Highlights) ITM 500 11:20 The Waterboy ML 1998 Comedy. Billy Crystal, Bette Midler. – Race 13. From Auckland. Comedy. Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, 7:30 The Fishing Show 11:15 The Sweeney 16VLS 2012 Fairuza Balk. Action. Ray Winstone, Ben Drew. 8pm L Motorcycling – 1:05 The Bay 16VL 2012 Horror. Will 12:50 Signs M 2002 Sci-fi Thriller. Superbike World Championship Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Rogers, Kristen Connolly. Assen – Race One and Supersport. 2:30 Life Of Pi PGC 2012 Adventure. Culkin. 10:40 L Motorcycling – 2:35 Chocolat MVS 2000 Drama. Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan. Superbike World Championship Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche. 4:35 This Is The End 16VLS 2013 Assen – Race Two. From The 4:35 Happy Gilmore ML 1996 Comedy. James Franco, Jonah Hill. Netherlands. 6:20 42 PGL 2013 Drama. Chadwick Comedy. Adam Sandler, Christopher MONDAY McDonald, Julie Bowen. Boseman, Harrison Ford. 12:05 Football – Spurs TV 6:10 Robin Hood MVLS 2010 Action. Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City. 8:30 Fast And Furious 6 MV 2013 Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett. Action. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. 3:05 Motorsport – Nascar 10:40 Here Comes The Boom MVL 8:30 Repo Men 18V 2010 Action. Nationwide Series (Highlights) 10:25 Rumour Has It MS 2005 2012 Comedy. Kevin James, Salma Toyotacare 250. Romantic Comedy. Hayek. 4am Motorsport – Nascar Sprint MONDAY MONDAY Cup Series (Highlights) Toyota 12:25 The Making Of The Lone Midnight After The Sunset MVLS Owners 400. Ranger PG 12:50 Life Of Pi PGC 2004 Action Comedy. 1:35 The 5am L Golf – US PGA Tour 2012 Adventure. 2:55 42 PGL 2013 Making Of Sex And The City 2 PG Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Drama. 5am Fast And Furious 6 1:50 Robin Hood MVLS 2010 Action. Round Four. From TPC Louisiana in MV 2013 Action. 4:10 Chocolat MVS 2000 Drama. Avondale, Louisiana.

fear of public speaking. 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Rugby League – NRL Warriors v Storm. 9:30 M Albert Nobbs AO 2011 Drama. In a time when women were not encouraged to be independent, a woman poses as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s best hotel. Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Offspring 11:25 Te Kaea 3 2 8:30pm on TV One 11:55 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6:30 MythBusters PG 7:30 MythBusters PG 8:30 Futurescape With James Woods PG 9:30 Blade Brothers PG 10am Auction Hunters PG 10:30 Naked Castaway PG 11:30 Moonshiners PG 12:30 All The President’s Men Revisited PG 1:30 You Have Been Warned PG 2:30 You Have Been Warned PG 3:30 You Have Been Warned PG 4:30 You Have Been Warned PG 5:30 Punkin Chunkin PG 6:30 Punkin Chunkin PG 7:30 All The President’s Men Revisited PG 8:30 Gold Rush PG 9:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 10:30 Treehouse Masters PG 11:30 Amish Mafia M


12:30 Manhunt PG 1:30 Game Of Pawns PG 2am Destroyed In Seconds PG 2:30 Man v Wild PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 5:30 Man v Wild PG

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

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First quarter

Bad fishing

Rise 5:49 am Set 5:00 pm

3:17 pm

Full moon

15 May 7:17 am

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

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Rise 7:21 am Set 5:39 pm

Bad fishing

7 May

8 9 15 22 11 9 13 25 1 16 23 17 12 7 12

20 15 24 28 17 16 25 33 13 26 28 26 24 24 18

19 10 18 2 20 7 18 6 16 10 18 5 17 2 15 8 18 3 18 1 15 5 15 7 15 5

River Levels



Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 1:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 126.9 Nth Ashburton at 1:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings





Forecasts for today

14 11 29 11 18 24 18 28 9 26 24 27 7 8 11




Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing Saturday



Rain and southeasterlies, gradually easing.

A few showers. Southwesterlies.

few showers


FZL: Lowering to 2000m


Rain, with heavy falls possible, and strong southwesterlies. Rain and winds gradually easing.


Palmerston North fine

High cloud thickening, then rain overnight. Wind at 1000m: N 50 km/h, gusting 70 km/h, turning S south of Mt Cook at night. Wind at 2000m: N rising to gale 80 km/h, turning SE in the south overnight.

Rain, with heavy falls possible. Northwesterlies turning southerly.

overnight max low




World Weather

FZL: Rising to 2400m

Fine with morning frosts. Wind at 1000m: SW gusting 60 km/h during the morning, easing. Wind at 2000m: SW gale 80 km/h, easing to W 20 km/h.

Fine with light winds.

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Canterbury High Country


Saturday, 26 April 2014

A front moves up the South Island tomorrow with an associated complex low affecting the country on Monday and Tuesday. A ridge moves onto the South Island on Wednesday.

30 to 59


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TODAY: Fine, after a chilly start. Light winds.




Ashburton Forecast

Wa i m a ka r i r i


Saturday, April 26, 2014




Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 19.3 22.2 Max to 4pm 7.5 Minimum 6.1 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.6 16hr to 4pm April to date 121.4 Avg Apr to date 42 2014 to date 302.6 210 Avg year to date Wind km/h W 28 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 65 Time of gust 2:51pm

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Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

18.1 21.3 7.5 –

20.5 22.8 11.2 10.7

19.5 21.6 6.1 –

3.1 199.1 – 644.7 –

0.0 102.4 41 289.6 181

0.4 75.0 27 145.8 161

N6 – –

NW 30 NW 57 2:10pm

W 20 W 65 2:18pm

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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) An objective sense of what you have to work with and a smart head for money come together, putting the power back in your hands. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Stay in the moment, getting your head around your options for the coming year, while at the same time keeping your mind and your options open. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) After a tough few days and with tensions already easing, what you need and what you have is a chance to relax, reflect and let it all sink in. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) An alignment of stars in your friendship sector over the weekend is a chance to start making up for lost time, giving your social life a push. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Where your excuses have been challenged you’re now able to think outside the square, realising life is too short to hide behind your excuses. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) The scene is set for some Eureka moments or the kind of hunches that can put recent financial tension or challenges into perspective LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Just days into your annual financial review you’re already finding it easy to take your power back, due to the house-keeping you’ve done in the past. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) As the Sun and Mercury spend their first weekend in your relationship sector they’re able to keep it real and ensure the communication lines are open. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) With May set to be the best month of the year for matters of work matters the heart get a practice run at finding a balance between work and play. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) As relationship tensions are easing back there is massive support from around the solar system to turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) This is a chance to wash the challenges of the month out of your hair and either get things clear in your own mind or talk them through. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) With the hard work done, the reality checks over and everything out in the open, this is a chance to return to the financial drawing board.


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