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Methven rolls out red carpet for Oscars The red carpet was out and the bubbles flowing, in Methven as in Hollywood yesterday. A decade ago a group of movie loving Methvenites established a tradition of celebrating the Oscars at Denise Dixey’s residence – and this year was no different. Dressed for the occasion, about 50 women - some delivered to the venue by chauffeur, walked the red carpet to watch a live screening of the real deal, taking place simultaneously at the biggest event on the Hollywood calendar. In keeping with the spirit, the Methven brigade had “Oscars” of their own to hand out to lucky revellers. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama Argo won the coveted best film Oscar, as other key prizes were shared among several films at the 85th Academy Awards. Taiwan-born Ang Lee won best director for spectacular 3D fantasy Life of Pi, while Daniel Day-Lewis won a record third best actor trophy for Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence was crowned best actress for Silver Linings Playbook. But veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg, whose presidential drama had the most nominations with 12 nods, went home from Hollywood’s biggest awards show with only two awards, best actor and a technical prize for production design. Overall, Life of Pi won the most Oscars with four, against three for Argo and Les Miserables, two each for Django Unchained and Lincoln, and one for Zero Dark Thirty. In a heavily musical show, Adele sang Oscar-winning 007 theme Skyfall as part of a segment feting 50 years of Bond films, while Shirley Bassey belted out Goldfinger. Legendary diva Barbra Streisand also gave her first Oscars performance for 36 years, singing The Way We Were as part of a tribute to late composer Marvin Hamlisch. Affleck, whose movie had taken virtually all of the top prizes during Hollywood’s awards season during the past two months, paid tribute to Spielberg in his acceptance speech. “Steven Spielberg, I want to acknowledge, I feel is a genius and a towering talent among us,” said Affleck, who was not nominated for best director or


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To see more or purchase photos best actor at the Oscars, in a perceived snub. In an unexpected move, the best picture winner was announced by US first lady Michelle Obama, addressing the Oscars show - and final presenter, legend Jack Nicholson - by videolink from the White House. “I was hallucinating when that was happening. I was just asking... ‘Was that Michelle Obama?’ The whole thing overwhelmed me. It was an enormous honour. It was very cool,” Affleck said backstage afterwards. Hunger Games star Lawrence got a standing ovation as her

award was announced, over fellow nominees Jessica Chastain, French star Emmanuelle Riva, Naomi Watts and nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest ever nominee. Day-Lewis, who had been widely expected to win best actor, appeared to fight back tears as he took the stage - and then joked as he was handed the golden statuette by Meryl Streep. “Three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap, I had been committed to play Margaret Thatcher,” he said, referring to Streep’s Oscarwinning performance as the for-

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mer British premier in The Iron Lady. “Meryl was Steven (Spielberg)’s first choice for Lincoln,” he said, to laughs from the assembled A-listers at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. “And I’d like to see that version.” Austrian director Michael Haneke’s Cannes-winning Amour won the best foreign language film prize at the Oscars, widely seen as the most unpredictable for years.

Best supporting actor went to Austrian Christoph Waltz, who played a dentist turned bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s blood-spattered spaghetti western tribute Django Unchained. Tarantino won for best original screenplay. The star-studded show was preceded by a two-hour A-list fashion parade on the red carpet, with a healthy serving of old-school Hollywood glamour on display. - AFP

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Dodging the cost of selling your vehicle through the official channels could land you with a hefty bill in fines and impounding fees. The Ashburton District Council is partnering with the New Zealand Transport Agency to clamp down on the growing number of road-side vehicle sales on state highways and it won’t hesitate to infringe people flouting the law, council regulatory manager Richard Wade says. “Technically this is illegal. This weekend we’ve had boats, off-road motorbikes and even tractors as well as cars and trucks. Particularly near the bridge it’s starting to look like a sales yard.” Over the weekend the council had started putting warning signs on vehicles with sale signs parked on the highway and would continue to do this for a short period, but repeat offenders would pay the price in a $500 fine, he said. “NZTA has the power to tow a vehicle away and ultimately, that’s what will happen. This is not about rules for rules’ sake, it’s about public safety.” With a number of vehicles parked on the south side of the Ashburton River Bridge, Mr Wade said it became difficult for motorists to access the highway with a clear view of traffic. Add increased pedestrian traffic into the mix and there was a high potential for people to be injured, he said. “We’re not jumping straight to



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enforcement because we’re aware a lot of people may not know this is illegal, but we’ll be keeping note of the registration plates where warnings have been issued and if you continue to do it you’ll be infringed and towed.” Vehicles parked for sale along state highways would also be checked for current registration and warrant of fitness stickers. If these were out of date, additional fines would be imposed, he said. For vehicle owners who ended up being infringed, what had started out as a cheap way of selling a vehicle would quickly become an expensive exercise, he said. The council did not have the same issue with vehicles parked on side roads, Mr Wade said. “A little sign in the window of your car parked on your street doesn’t create the same problem, there’s not the same safety issues involved. It’s the state highways that are a real concern. It’s becoming like an auction yard and it has to stop.”

New shops ready to be built on Tancred St By Sue Newman Hers was the last row of buildings on the block to be demolished, but property owner June Mui will be the first person to complete a rebuild in Cass and Tancred streets. Her properties, once home to Knights Framing and Simply Wardrobes have been vacant for more than a year and were demolished about three weeks ago. Plans have been prepared for their replacement and construction

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is about to start, Mrs Mui said. “I’ll be building commercial retail shops there. It’s one shop on the plan but it can be subdivided into two. And there will be two storage rooms. In the old building there was a lot of wasted space and you had no access to upstairs. This will be the same size the building was originally.” While she has received some inquiries from potential tenants, Mrs Mui said she didn’t anticipate the buildings would be let until construction was completed. “We won’t know what rentals will be until they’re up,” she said. During the design phase of the new buildings, Mrs Mui said she was conscious of the design of its neighbour DNA Hairdressing and wanted to ensure what she

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built was compatible with this. She said she had been approached by another landowner in that area wanting her to sell her site, but she preferred to retain the land and undertake her own development. “We wouldn’t have got much for an empty section, it wouldn’t have covered the cost of our plans and we want to have this for a bit of extra income in the future. We have tried to work in with everybody by knowing who is doing what and when.” Mrs Mui said the wait for demolition had been long, largely because of insurance issues; unfortunately it took a lot longer to get a new building up than it did for the old one to come down, she said. “I hope to get work under way by Easter. We’ve got our consent, we’re

just waiting on the piece of paper. It’s all done and we’re ready to go.” In the same area, Brian Davidson owns a strip of land fronting Cass Street from the rear of Braided Rivers to the corner of Cass and Tancred streets. He is still working through ideas for its redevelopment. There are also two large, two storey buildings that are still standing between Mr Davidson and Mrs Mui’s land, but their future is unclear. While the Ashburton District Council cannot dictate the shape and form of the inner town redevelopment, group manager environmental services Jane Donaldson said it was keen to see developers working together. Most of the developers the council had spoken to were keen to work

collaboratively but there was no obligation to involve the council in their plans. Some developers were keeping their plans close to their chests, she said. “We’ve had discussions in the past with architect Bill Skews who’s doing some design work for a couple of owners who’re working together and we’ve had forums in the past with owners where Christchurch architects have talked about lessons to be learned from Christchurch.” It was clear that developers and the town generally would get better win-win outcomes if there was some form of integrated design, but it was inevitable you could never have everyone on board because of their differing priorities, Ms Donaldson said.

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EWART, Jim Pop We love you and miss you so much already. We know how brave you were, right to the end. Whenever we need you, we just need to look up at the brightest star in the sky, shining down on us. You might be gone, but not forgotten. With love always Nicholas, Annabel and Thomas. MEXTED, Rosa Ann Passed away 22 February 2013 at St. Winifred’s Hospital, aged 66. Wife of the late Gordon Mexted (Ashburton), sister and sister-in-law of Lillian May and the late Allan Reginald Quinn, Auntie of Leslie and Barbara, Yulara, Australia, Robin and Eliza, Christchurch and the late Jeffrey, John and Richard Quinn. Great Aunt to Daniel and Mollie Quinn. Cousin of Mary and Jennifer McIntosh.

Religious classes ‘values based’ By Myles Hume Bible studies are still a vital part of learning although schools and parents throughout the country are turning their backs on religious education, Mid Canterbury educators say. Research shows about 40 per cent of state schools in New Zealand continue to provide religious education which is carried out for periods when school is technically “closed�. But Mid Canterbury principals believe religious education teaches children various aspects of life, with only four out of the 21 primary

schools in the district not taking part in the practice. Mid Canterbury Christian Religious Education co-ordinator Gay Lee said there was a perception that Christianity “was forced down children’s throats� but the main focus was to give children the opportunity to open up to other parts of life. “Lots of people have ideas about what we are trying to do and it’s usually not true, we are just letting children have the choice, but there’s lots of myths and things going about,� she said. A group of parents called the Secular Education Network have been campaigning to eradicate bible stud-

ies from schools and last week made a submission to a select committee on the Education Amendment Bill. They want the Government to shut a loophole that allows public schools to close and carry out religious education. However, Methven Primary principal Chris Murphy said he had no plans to stop religious education and parents had the choice to pull their child out if they didn’t feel comfortable with a half hour lesson per week. “To me, it’s values based, we’re not ramming it down their throats, we’re just teaching them life values, such as treating other how you’d like to be treated,� he said.

Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose said it was up to individual schools to make choices about religious study, but it was a tradition he wanted to maintain even though the curriculum was forever swelling. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said he had to halve the number of lessons per year, but only one family opted out of bible studies at Longbeach School. “I’m not aware of any schools who has pulled it but with the demands on time with the curriculum there can be a lot of squeezing and religious education could be put under the microscope.�

111 diary Incidents attended to by the Ashburton Police and Mid Canterbury volunteer fire brigades recently. Check out, for up-to-the-minute updates on every fire callout in the district during the week.

• Taken to Timaru The Ashburton Police transported two people to the Timaru Police Station overnight Sunday, where they were held in custody and appeared in the Timaru District Court yesterday. • In the first incident, a man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions. He was opposed police bail and transported to Timaru. • In the second incident, a 43-year-old Ashburton man was arrested in relation to a domestic assault on Dobson Street. He was charged with male assaults female and breach of his protection order and appeared in court yesterday.

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A 20-year-old Ashburton carpenter was also stopped at a police checkpoint on East Street, about 8pm on Saturday. The man blew 536 micrograms per litre of breath and will appear in the Ashburton District Court on Monday.


• False alarm The Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to an incident on the Rakaia Highway yesterday, just after 10.30am. Crews attended the suspected vegetation fire, but the call proved to be a false alarm. • They were later called to an incident near Chertsey on Rakaia Road, about 12.50pm.

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Meryvn Chapman and his standard poodle Primo took time out for a waltz at the Allenton Rugby Club grounds on Sunday.

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Dogs of all breeds strut their stuff in ring Dogs representing about 90 different breeds were spruced up and looking their best for a twoday breed show, hosted by the Ashburton Kennel Association and held during the weekend. The skills of the four judges were put to the test, with more than 450 dogs in the ring each day.

A best-in-show ribbon was awarded each day. Monique Butterfield’s Siberian husky – Melandar Spec Force - took the honours on day one, and on Sunday a boxer owned by Eric de Boer scooped the best-of-show award. AKA spokesperson Shona

By Trevor Quinn The continuous dry spell could adversely affect farmers’ income in Wairarapa for up to three years, Federated Farmers president Jamie Falloon said. The Bideford farmer said a combination of falling lamb prices and persistent dry conditions are crippling sheep farmers. “It’s getting serious. If the dry conditions continue you’ll see a marked drop in lambing and that is serious. “The worst thing about a dry is when it spills in to two or three years. It’s a very serious situation that people are facing.� Mr Falloon said the dry conditions were having a grave impact on feed and it was leading to major problems during lambing season. “It’s affecting getting ewes in lamb and that will have an impact on next year’s income. You can’t just go and sell everything.� He said while many farmers needed to make difficult decisions about their stock there was no easy solution. Gavin Southey, a Greytown livestock agent, said he had processed about 20 per cent more stock this summer than last year. He said that if one long-term forecast prediction which forecast that there would be little rain until mid-March was accurate many farmers would be in a desperate situation. “It’s getting to the point where it’s starting to get serious. The coastal areas have been hammered like Castlepoint and Riversdale, a lot of them got rid of stock ages ago.� Mr Southey said he had also heard many farmers in the Tinui area faced similar problems. “I know they’ve been very dry since about Christmas “A lot of farmers have finishing lambs that they take up to a suitable weight to kill but a lot are selling before that because they can’t afford to feed them. “The bulk of lambs are heading down the South Island,�Mr Southey said. Mr Falloon said that he is aware that lamb prices are down as much as $50 a head and this was having a detrimental effect on farmers. “The price of lambs is uneconomic. “It’s certainly uneconomical for sheep farmers trying to make money. You need to reduce stock to keep your capital stock going.� “You’ve got your capital stock and if you sell them that’s when it does rain, it’s a real juggling act, how much feed you’ve got. You reduce your stock and next year you end up buying them back at really high prices.� -APNZ

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Check out our video Children’s Day takes off From small beginnings, Ashburton’s Children’s Day celebration has become an event that attracts thousands of people. The national day to celebrate the importance of children is now in its sixth year and last year more than 2000 Ashburtonians took part in the family festival and this year’s event promises to be bigger in every way, says organising committee member Jo Naylor. “Children should be celebrated every day and the event is an enjoyable reminder of the importance of children in growing communities. The day is a great way to connect as a family and simply enjoy time together.� The family celebration will be held at The Plains Railway in Tinwald and there will be a range of activities on offer including face painting, miniature train rides, bouncy castles

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Prebble said the association was delighted with the number of entries, with exhibitors travelling the length and breadth of the South Island to compete. “Ashburton has a reputation for putting on a good show, and it paid off. The show went extremely well,� Mrs Prebble said.

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• Jailed for drugs A woman described as a “one-stop shopâ€? for drugs who was involved in drug dealing almost daily while under surveillance has been sentenced to four years in jail. Monique Jane Eggleton, 24, pleaded guilty to a raft of drugs charges including the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine, and charges relating to supplying LSD, cannabis, cannabis oil and offering to supply ecstasy. -APNZ

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• Knocked off A man training for this weekend’s Ironman competition suffered multiple fractures when he was deliberately knocked off his bike yesterday. The man was knocked off his bike just north of Taupo, staff from the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter said. The helicopter airlifted the man to Rotorua Hospital. -APNZ

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Urban-rural trade-off mail deal By Sue Newman The trade-off for retaining six day mail deliveries to rural people could be cutting delivery days in town, says Ashburton District Council chief executive Brian Lester. Along with local authorities around the country, the council is looking at the likely impact on residents of New Zealand Post’s

drive to cut costs, most likely by reducing mail delivery days. And one suggestion the council may put forward is a trade-off deal between rural and urban people, Mr Lester said. “Our concerns are more in the rural areas; in urban areas if services are reduced back it’s not so significant. “If services can be maintained in the rural areas then that might be a reasonable compromise.”

The call to cut mail delivery days has come on the back of falling mail volumes and falling profitability for the mail business. While NZ Post is still turning a profit, this is boosted by Kiwibank and its financial services businesses. Mail volumes are continuing to slump, with a drop off of 8 per cent, or 35 million items in the past six months. Mr Lester said the council was

particularly concerned about the impact on rural people if six day deliveries were cut because in many parts of the district, the services available in town were not available in the country. “Often they don’t have same access to broadband as in town and something like getting two newspapers every second day would be a waste of time.” Finding the right economic answer wouldn’t be easy but pull-

ing in costs from one sector to retain services in the other might provide a workable solution, he said. The move to reduced delivery days was first suggested three years ago by NZPost chair Jim Bolger. A proposal to reduce services was put forward again this year by Communications Minister Amy Adams. Her proposal would require

changes to Universal Service Obligations - an agreement between NZ Post and the Government which guarantees postal services to the public. NZ Post employs about 7000 staff in its mail division including about 2200 posties. Ms Adams said it was too early to tell how many of those employees would lose their jobs if the reduced service day proposal went ahead.

Public service to farewell Hotere By Nigel Benson The life of artist Ralph Hotere will be celebrated with a public service in Dunedin this week. A requiem Mass will be held at 11am on Thursday at St Joseph’s Cathedral. Hotere, 81, died in Dunedin at midday on Sunday, surrounded by family and friends. “This mass will be open to members of the public who may wish to pay their respects to Ralph,” Hotere family spokeswoman Judith AblettKerr QC said yesterday. On Friday, Hotere’s body will be taken to Matihetihe Marae, at his birthplace of Mitimiti in Northland for his tangi. Tributes continued around New Zealand for the celebrated artist yesterday. “Our country has lost an artistic pioneer whose career as a sculptor, painter and collaborative artist spanned more than five decades; changing New Zealand art forever,” Ministry of Maori Development Te Puni Kokiri chief executive Michelle Hippolite said. “The legacy of this son of the Hokianga remains through his art, which challenged and championed important social issues.” A sculpture by Hotere and his wife, artist Mary McFarlane, Ruaumoko, stands outside Te Puni Kokiri offices in Wellington. Long-time friend, Maori Party coleader Pita Sharples, said Hotere was a great Maori figure. “Ralph’s artworks encapsulated much of the struggle that tangata whenua were facing during his time. He was an activist; he was a thought-provoking philosopher; and he was an advocate for Maori rights,” Dr Sharples said.

“He took our culture to the world, and he took our aspirations as tangata whenua and enticed people to engage in our history and our stories.” A tribute book was placed beneath Hotere’s 1989 work Oputae, Blue Gums and Daisies Falling in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday. “The gallery had a very long and rich relationship with Ralph over the years and we’re feeling his loss acutely and want to pay respect by putting up his work and allowing our audience to reflect,” director Cam McCracken said. “He was a remarkable person and a real character. He is at the very top. He is one of a handful of artists to be mentioned in the same breath as the greats; like [Colin] McCahon and [Rita] Angus. He was a very significant contemporary New Zealand artist. It’s the end of an era. It’s a very significant loss.” The Port Chalmers Community Board would pay its respects at its next meeting on March 20, chair Jan Tucker said yesterday. “He was a great member of the Port Chalmers community. He was the first, and only, ONZ we’ve ever had.” Hotere was made a member of the Order of New Zealand in the 2012 New Year’s Honours in recognition of his contribution to contemporary art. The University of Canterbury is exhibiting a series of prints produced by Hotere when he was a guest lecturer and artist-in-residence at the university in 1984. “A number of our graduates will remember him during his posting to UC and they will feel honoured to have been taught by one of the finest artists of our time,” art collection curator Lydia Baxendell said yesterday. -APNZ

A bright “sparkly” silver object seen falling from the sky in Otago on Sunday afternoon was probably a rarely seen daylight meteor. The Otago Daily Times received reports from about a dozen people in at least six locations about the object seen between 2.45pm and 3pm on Sunday. Mark Davis of Wanaka saw an “extremely bright” silver light dropping to Earth as he was driving from Omarama towards the Lindis Pass at 2.45pm on Sunday. He glimpsed it only briefly and described it as “sparkly”. Three people, including Wanaka

farmer John Leith and Chris Scott of Christchurch saw it from west Wanaka. Mr Leith said it was a “silver flash” coming out of the sky. “It looked almost like three rockets joined together with their tails pointing towards the Earth.” It was travelling so fast he did not even have time to say to others in the group: “Hey, have a look at this.” Ms Scott said it was just like a shooting star. “It was very silvery; like a sparkler glittering.” Sean O’Connell of Wanaka and his golfing partner saw the object passing over Mt Roy where “it seemed to splutter out”.

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This vehicle was abandoned after leaving State Highway One and landing in an irrigation race on Sunday night.

Vehicle takes a dunking in irrigation race Emergency services dragged a sodden vehicle from an irrigation race at Ealing yesterday morning, slowing traffic on State Highway One. Fire, police and ambulance officers attended the scene.

Ashburton police intelligence officer Mark Prendergast said it appeared the silver Honda station wagon had been in the race overnight and was spotted by a truck driver at daybreak yesterday.

“Definitely bright; had a sparkly, fiery trail, and some smoke.” Mr O’Connell said the object, which he assumed was a meteor, seemed to “fizz” and was similar to a flare but higher and faster. The superintendent of the University of Canterbury’s Mt John Observatory, Alan Gilmore, said that from the descriptions the object was likely to have been a “daylight meteor”. “They are pretty rare because they have got to be exceedingly bright to be seen.” Mr Gilmore could recall just two previous occasions when daylight meteors were reported in New Zealand - one in Hawkes Bay in 1971.

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drive for forensic examination. Judge Phillips reserved his decision on Friday. In a written decision yesterday he granted the orders. Detective Sergeant John Kean, the Invercargill police officer who gave Payne the CDs, had the power to with-hold information relating to the prosecution case which was deemed to be confidential or privileged, Judge Phillips found. The officer had given Payne the CDs not knowing Payne would be able to read the censored information, Judge Phillips said. “I am firmly of the view, when I have regard to the overall nature

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The driver, who was thought to be the sole occupant of the vehicle, was not at the scene when police attended and was not believed to have been injured. Mr Prendergast said police were satisfied there was only one

The brief and “sparkly” appearance of the object supported the idea it was a meteor. “They are very fast and so generally you don’t see them for much longer than a second, unless they are on a very low trajectory.” Mr Gilmore said meteors were falling all of the time but to have been visible, the one on Sunday would have been bigger than usual. He said at a “wild guess” it could have been as big as a baseball to begin with but would have burnt out before hitting the ground. “If the same thing had happened at night time it would have been quite spectacular. It would have lit up the whole countryside.” - APNZ

Judge orders return of sensitive material An Invercargill judge has ordered the return of “highly sensitive” police information obtained by a man facing drugs charges. On Friday, District Court judge Kevin Phillips heard an application from the Crown for the return of CDs which accountant David Christopher Payne was given last year under the evidence discovery process. He was entitled to the CDs, but discovered that by copying heavilycensored pages into a word document, he could backtrack through the police editing and read information which had been blacked out. The information included the names of police informants. The Crown also asked for any CDs or information Payne may have given to The Southland Times newspaper and his six co-accused and their legal counsels to be returned, and for Payne to surrender his laptop and computer hard

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of the information which Mr Kean had decided to withhold, that there was, and there remains, questions of possible harm if the information is further disclosed. “... Should Mr Payne wish to have the information lawfully disclosed to him, he can make application in terms of the Criminal Disclosure Act 2008, seeking orders from the court.” Judge Phillips ordered Payne, his co-accused and their legal counsels, to return by 4pm today (Tues) all CDs and/or written information supplied to them by Mr Kean, including any electronic copies made by way of further disk or file

sharing, and any printed copies of extracts from the disks. He ordered Payne’s co-accused and their legal counsels to confirm in writing that they had destroyed and removed from their computers any electronic copies or documents containing the confidential information which may have been given them by someone other than Mr Kean. The Southland Times was ordered to deliver to the court by the same deadline all information supplied to it by Payne, including CDs and all printed information. Payne was also ordered to deliver his computer hard drive(s) and electronic storage devices to the court by 4pm today for examination by an independent person. Judge Phillips directed that none of the confidential information disclosed “entirely in error” to Payne could be used during any court hearing involving Payne or his coaccused. - APNZ

person in the vehicle, and as there was no injury or damage to property, it was unlikely charges would be laid in relation to the matter. The vehicle is registered to a Christchurch address.

Jones’ niece drowns By Matthew Backhouse Labour MP Shane Jones’ whanau is reeling after his 18-month-old niece drowned in a Far North creek. Ebana Brough, who is also the great-granddaughter of former All Black Adrian Clarke, was found dead in a creek by her parents’ property on Sunday morning. Mr Jones on Sunday night made the long drive from Wellington, where he earlier picked up three portfolios in the Labour reshuffle, to the family marae in Awanui, about 8km north of Kaitaia. He said his whanau, who have gathered for the tangi at Maimaru Marae, were griefstricken. “It’s an absolute tragedy, and as you might imagine the family is very upset. Any family that loses suddenly and tragi-

cally a toddler, especially to a drowning - people are grief stricken,” he said. Mr Jones was unable to get a flight so he had to drive north on Sunday afternoon. “I’m still making my way back to the tangi. I’ve obviously been caught up ... in the politics of the Labour Party’s restructure,” he said. Ebana was the daughter of Mr Jones’ brother’s former partner Venus Cross and her partner Casey Brough, who is Clarke’s grandson. They live in a property by Waipapakauri Creek, which is close to the home of Mana Party leader Hone Harawira. Speaking from Maimaru Marae, Mr Brough said his daughter had fallen into the creek and drowned. He said Ebana was an “adventurous” little girl and the whanau was feeling lost after her death. -APNZ


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rime Minister John “Teflon” Key continues to enjoy the confidence of the biggest part of the population despite some nasty blows to his government. In the most recent polls by TV One and TV3, Mr Key’s support to be the preferred Prime Minister had increased while the National Party currently has enough support to govern without the assistance of any coalition party. The pragmatist he is, Mr Key does not read too much into this poll and said that the election

OUR VIEW next year will be tight, with the left-wing block of Labour and the Greens making up a formidable challenge to the incumbent government. Labour leader David Shearer is singing from the same song sheet, stating that the vote is “soft’ and that people are currently not interested. It would be intriguing to see what his reaction had been if Labour had made a 10 per cent gain.

Despite his relaxed response, Mr Shearer and his Labour advisors must be concerned that they are unable to make a dent in Mr Key’s telfon-like armour. The recent weeks have been tough for the Government with the controversial school announcement in Christchurch, but more importantly with a string of negative economic announcements around the country.

increased competition. The leaders of the opposition parties squarely lay the blame for any lay-offs at the feet of Mr Key, demanding a government intervention in our currency exchange and stronger support for manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, the fingerpointing by the Greens and Labour Party has not been accompanied by strong alternative economic solutions. At a glance, both parties favour battling the strong Kiwi dollar by printing more money and

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Auckland construction workers and other who will end up running the convention centre. As we all know, it is easy to point out shortcomings but it is much tougher to come up with better alternatives. The recent polls seem to indicate that the New Zealand electorate is not buying into the opposition’s message and unless the left-wing block can produce coherent, long-term, realistic economic solutions, they will struggle to push Mr Key off his well-worn throne.

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increasing borrowing to support struggling industries. The fact that both inflation and national debt will balloon appears to be an acceptable outcome. Intriguingly, the opposition has also been quick to pick holes in the government initiatives that will produce more jobs, like the Auckland Convention centre. The deal with Sky City is certainly not squeaky clean and contradicts a long term commitment to decrease the number of pokie machines, but we cannot ignore the hundreds of

I would like to say how very much I have enjoyed travelling the roads of Mid Canterbury along with Sue and Jacqui (allbe-it per favour of the Guardian) this past week. It has been a revelation to read and see the photographs taken during the past five days. It is a great credit to the effort these two ladies put in for your paper and indeed, the community. They are to be greatly admired, I am sure they gained a lot from their week on the road, but must be happy in the knowledge that they gave so much to our community. Great going ladies. You are very much admired. Iris Officer-Holmes

Burn-offs Well I certainly was not won over by the argument of Mr Ward in Saturday’s Guardian, if anything it made me more determined to keep on trying to bring this to a halt.

There most certainly are more ways to remove stubble, straw and to be rid of pests, it may not be as efficient but it would be a damn sight more friendly to everyone. Plough! Plough! Plough! Much more pleasant and safer. As for the comment made regarding there being only about 10 burn-offs opposed to about 100, well I can go outside on most days and count five to eight burning all at once so that theory is not correct. I really doubt that burning off would have a huge effect on the quality of the product at the end of the day, it just may mean more work. Mr Ward’s comment “the visual pollution is not as bad as people make out”. Where have you been living? Answer me this then Mr Ward, why is it that we can go outside, look all around us and see a dirty thick haze completely covering the town? Not to mention it smells awful and god help you if you have your washing out (which most of

us do). I have plenty of photos to prove this. We should be able to enjoy the last few weeks of summer and the first few weeks of autumn but no they are marred with huge big clouds of dirty smoke and smell as well as the black sooty burnt residue which falls everywhere. It is an eyesore, the big dirty mushroom clouds which spread all over the once blue sunny beautiful day, run close the windows get the washing in, stay indoors so we don’t need to breathe in that horrible air. Or is that not as bad as I make out either Mr Ward?  Selina Griffiths

Education amendment bill Hayden Fitzgerald’s letter to the Editor, Ashburton Guardian February 21, makes for interesting reading. Ashburton College Principal, Grant McMillan, from what I have seen and heard, would be

a very honest and upright, dedicated principal. By taking his concerns to Parliament, over the Education Amendment Bill, shows his responsibility and dedication to his pupils and their education. His leadership as principal should not be questioned. He has a difficult job and I feel he does it with integrity. For Hayden Fitzgerald to say he was whining to Parliament to me is a very strange comment. Pupils go to school to learn, to be educated and to go out into the world, as well adjusted adults. If you go to school and take tobacco, what’s next, drugs and alcohol in your personal items? These items are not allowed at school, the answer is NO, what part of NO, do you not understand. Grant McMillan has done the right thing, in taking his submission to Parliament. Thank you, Grant for looking after the pupils, who do things the right way. Marilyn M. Cross

Long-serving Labour MP Annette King has been confirmed as the party’s new health spokeswoman in David Shearer’s reshuffle of Opposition portfolios. She replaces Maryan Street who becomes environment spokeswoman. In other major changes in the Labour line-up, deputy leader Grant Robertson has been given the lead role in making jobs one of Labour’s big four themes in the run up to next year’s election. The other areas are health, education and housing, the latter job briefing handed to Auckland MP Phil Twyford. Both Ms King and Mr Twyford will move onto the front bench. Senior whip Chris Hipkins will take over the shadow education portfolio from Nanaia Mahuta, who will instead take on responsibility for Maori development. Shane Jones will return to Labour’s front bench with the Maori Affairs portfolio pending a satisfactory outcome to the Auditor General’s inquiry into Mr Jones’ 2008 decision to grant citizenship to Chinese businessman William Yan, against officials’ advice. Amongst other promotions, firstterm Dunedin North MP David Clark leaps to No 12 in Labour’s rankings and takes on economic development, while former party president Andrew Little will take

over the justice role from the departing Charles Chauvel and will also take on tourism. Sue Moroney will take on Mr Little’s current ACC portfolio. Former leader Phil Goff keeps his foreign affairs role, but adds state services. Two other long-serving Labour MPs - Lianne Dalziel and Trevor Mallard - have been moved out of the top 20 into the unranked portion of the caucus - Labour only ranks its top 20 MPs by number. Mr Mallard has been allocated the Internal Affairs portfolio. Mr Shearer said Mr Jones would remain unranked but had a place reserved for him on the front bench, pending the Auditor General’s final report. “He is a talented politician with an important contribution to make.” Mr Shearer said his decisions were based on choosing the best person for each job. “My shadow Cabinet includes a mix of new talent and experienced hands. They are raring to go and keen to get stuck into tackling the issues that matter most.” Kris Faafoi will take over Corrections, and Mr Jones’, if cleared by the Auditor General, will get regional development, forestry and associate finance. Mr Shearer said although Trevor Mallard and Lianne Dalziel had been moved out of the Shadow Cabinet, they would retain significant roles and had recognised the need for rejuvenation. -APNZ

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Tragedy cuts Train hits trapped woman in wheelchair short dream job By Andrew Koubaridis

By Nathan Crombie The death of Carterton hairdressing student Tegan Moyes comes only days after the 16-year-old started studying for her dream job. Ms Moyes, a former Chanel College student, received head and spinal injuries after she was thrown from a car that rolled on the southern approach to the Opaki overbridge soon after 3pm on February 21. She was flown to Wellington Hospital, where she died of her injuries on Sunday. The driver of the car was a young woman, also a UCOL Wairarapa student from Carterton, who received minor injuries in the crash. Chanel College principal Grant Miles said Ms Moyes had been a student for a brief time at Chanel before she enrolled this year on the hairdressing course at UCOL Wairarapa. “She was really elated to be there. It was her dream to be a hairdresser,” he said. He said Ms Moyes had gathered a loyal band of college friends, who were left reeling at her death.

Support and counselling had been offered to students in need. “Tegan was bubbly and vibrant and she knew her own mind. She kept to herself but had a small circle of friends and was a supportive and loyal friend to that group.” UCOL Wairarapa campus manager Angela Hewitt said the tragic death of Ms Moyes, who was newly enrolled on a hairdressing course, had quickly reverberated throughout the small campus community. “She had had her first week here and was enjoying it. We have a small family here and the campus has been affected in a number of ways.” Ms Hewitt said the older student involved in the crash had been on a different programme to Ms Moyes. The death of Ms Moyes comes a week after 15-year-old Carterton schoolgirl Grace Diedrichs was killed when she was thrown from a car that collided with a passenger train at the Wiltons Rd level crossing. A funeral service for Ms Moyes is to be held at the Richmond Chapel in Carterton at 11am on Thursday. - APNZ

A woman in an electric wheelchair suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a train in Auckland yesterday morning. The westbound freight train hit the woman and another woman among a group of passersby who tried to help her at a level crossing in Morningside about 9.05am. Police said the wheelchair-bound woman was taken to Auckland City Hospital with critical injuries. Her would-be rescuer suffered minor injuries and shock but was expected to be discharged from Auckland City Hospital later today. Shocked witnesses watched as the motorised wheelchair got stuck on the level crossing. A witness, who only wanted to be known as Megan, said another woman and a man joined her to try and free the woman when they saw the train coming. Megan said a third person came “flying in like Superman” to try and free the woman. By that stage the train driver had seen them and was desperately sounding the horn, which could be heard hundreds of metres away. But the driver could not avoid the impact, which Megan said was “horrific”. She thought two of the rescuers managed to jump free. The woman

The twisted remains of the wheelchair lie beside the train. who was helping had a bloodied knee but she didn’t know if that was from the impact or falling to the ground. Megan said she couldn’t believe what she’d just seen. “I just sat in the car for a minute saying, ‘Did that really happen?”‘ The twisted remains of the wheelchair were visible under the train.

Some people who saw the incident were too shocked to speak and were being comforted by Victim Support. One man fought back tears as he recalled the desperate attempts to free the woman. He didn’t know how the woman had been stuck on the tracks and watched in horror as the rescuers shook the wheelchair to try to free her.

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The train blocked Morningside Drive, stopping traffic, for a time, and Auckland Transport said one line was blocked at Morningside station. Partial train services had resumed between Kingsland and Avondale but people should expect significant delays. Police are investigating the incident. - APNZ

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Benefit fraud tops $23m in 2012 By Jared Savage Identity fraudsters “systematically and methodically” stole more than $500,000 in benefit scams before being caught last year. Forged medical records and birth certificates, including those with details stolen from dead children, were uncovered by investigators in a record year for benefit fraud which cost taxpayers $23.4 million. Four people were jailed for identity theft frauds including Colin Diedrichs - who pretended to be two young boys who died decades ago - to claim extra superannuation payments over more than 20 years. Others who used multiple identities to falsely claim benefits included Mare Hape ($20,971), Dobson Brown ($32,419) and Kataraina Slade ($44,357). “Cases of identity fraud are rare and any person who commits it, does so not through opportunity but by systematically and methodically planning their offence,” said Iona Holsted, deputy chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development. Diedrichs stole $447,514 but the ministry was able to claw back only $357,000, with the help of the police asset recovery unit, under the Criminal (Proceeds) Recovery Act. The four identity frauds prosecuted in 2011-12 were picked up by data-matching software introduced in March 2007, after the discovery of the biggest benefit fraudster in New Zealand history. Wayne Patterson used 123 fake identities to steal $3.4 million over two years - or $56,000 a fortnight - before he was caught in 2006 and jailed for eight years. This was followed by a 2008 Auditor-General’s report which said the ministry should improve the way it prevented, detected and investigated benefit fraud. An intelligence unit was launched and data-matching is now conducted with other Government agencies including Inland Revenue, Internal

• Eggs spark fire Eggs which boiled dry led to a full-scale fire in an Invercargill flat yesterday. Karen Officer said she was doing a crossword puzzle after putting a pot of eggs to boil on the stove. The eggs boiled dry and then set a tea towel on fire, which made her panic. “I flung the tea towel away, and then the couch went on fire ... then I panicked and screamed.” - APNZ

• Power warning People are at risk of being “fried” by high voltage powerlines - including people driving over and picking up 11,000-volt cables after two accidents in Whangarei. Northpower public affairs manager Steve Macmillan said a power line was brought down by a tipping logging truck and another when a car hit a power pole. -APNZ

• Arson charges A man has been charged with arson over two fires on a rural Kakahi property last week. The first fire happened about 10.50pm last Tuesday at a house in Kakahi, about 20km south east of Taumarunui. A shed on the same property was set alight about 90 minutes later. Four people fled the burning house safely but both the house and the shed were destroyed. -APNZ

FRAUD TOTALS 2005-06 $8.1m 2006-07 $7.5m 2007-08 $6.4m 2008-09 $11.1m 2009-10 $15.9m 2010-11 $22.6m 2011-12 $23.4m

• Bullet hits car A bullet was fired into a car that had broken down on the Rahu Saddle section of the Lewis Pass highway. Constable Mark Watson of Reefton said there could have had been very serious consequences if the occupants had chosen to sleep in their vehicle. He wanted to hear from anyone who saw people spotlighting from vehicles in the area over the weekend. -APNZ

Affairs, Housing New Zealand, Corrections, ACC and Customs. Figures released to the Herald under the Official Information Act show fraud detected by the ministry has tripled from $7.5 million since those changes have been made. Benefit fraud discovered last year cost taxpayers a record $23.4 million, with 742 prosecutions. Among those were seven ministry staff sacked and charged with taking $64,187. But those caught cheating the system make repayments as little as $10 a week. The total amount of debt owed is $106 million. The most common type of benefit fraud is failing to declare income and people who claim a single benefit while in a relationship. Last week, Associate Social Development Chester Borrows outlined a range of measures to clamp down on welfare fraud, including a law change to allow the prosecution of the partners of welfare fraudsters who know about the fraud or benefit from it. Other measures included more checking of beneficiaries who have been dishonest with Work and Income previously, including restricting their use of self-service online services. Number of cons detected has soared since data-matching started - APNZ

• Peeping tom An alleged peeping tom at a ladies’ public toilet in Hagley Park has been charged. Glen Newell, 44, was arrested last week after allegedly being caught peeping over cubicles in the park. He was charged with committing an indecent act in a public place and offensive behaviour and will reappear in court next month. - APNZ

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Man run over and Mutilation of tree ‘unnecessary’ killed by forklift This cabbage tree on Racecourse Road in Ashburton has been chopped down, much to the disgust of Ashburton Forest and Bird.

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By Kurt Bayer A worker run over and killed by a forklift in an early morning industrial accident in Christchurch yesterday has been named. Anthony Stephen Wells, 47, was working at Busck Prestressed Concrete Ltd at Annex Rd when the accident happened about 5.40am. Police and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are both investigating what led to the Christchurch man’s death. The driver of the forklift vehicle, known as a Merlo, alerted emergency services to the accident on Annex Rd, Detective Sergeant Chris Power said. “They were getting ready for the day and removing a vehicle from a

shed and the idea was to park it in the rear yard,” he said. “Unfortunately, it was an area the deceased had walked in to and wasn’t visible.” The driver and other colleagues immediately called an ambulance and gave first aid but Mr Wells was pronounced dead at the scene by an attending paramedic. A police scene examination at the site was completed yesterday afternoon. The death has been referred to the coroner and a post-mortem examination is expected to be done today. Workers at the factory were yesterday still in shock over what had happened. “It’s too early to make comment,” said one colleague. - APNZ

Ashburton Forest and Bird says a “mutilated” cabbage tree on Racecourse Road will take years to grow back. Secretary Val Clemens said she believed the tree pre-dated European settlement. What is left of the tree is on the grass verge outside farmland, about 200 metres from the road’s

intersection with State Highway 77. She said the new owner of the farmland, who she did not want to name, had told her he chopped it down as its upper branches were nearing power lines. She believed trimming the tree would have sufficed. “I think it was unnecessary, it will grow again from the bottom but it will take a long time.” Ashburton District Council communications officer Sharin

Shaik said the tree was not protected. “Many people are under the impression that all cabbage trees are protected but this is not the case. Old trees do not automatically make it on to the heritage trees list,” she said. It was up to a landowner or interested party to contact council and nominate any tree for consideration to be included in the district plan.

“The district plan review was a great chance for the community to add new trees to the list,” she said. There was a detailed process in deciding whether a tree should be listed as a heritage tree and an arborist carried out an evaluation. Whether a tree makes it to the heritage trees list depended on many factors such as its rarity, size, age, heritage and historical importance.

Napier Council staff have hit back at the mayor’s claims they were paid well. Mayor Barbara Arnott said she would be “very surprised” if any council employees were not receiving a “living wage”. A council-employed lawnmower who asked not to be named, said Ms Arnott was “not in touch with reality”. He estimated as many as 35 council staff were paid less. - APNZ

• Man rescued A man who fell several metres into the rough sea while fishing from rocks in Wairarapa yesterday was rescued by a local fishing boat. The man in his late 50s had been fishing at Castle Point when he fell 2 to 3 metres into the sea from rocks, the Life Flight air rescue charity said. He suffered serious multiple injuries. -APNZ

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Police drop charges against attack accused Police yesterday dropped the charges against one of two men accused over an attack on a police officer in the Waikato town of Kawhia. Jack Maikuku, 49, had his charges of aggravated assault and assault with intent to injure withdrawn in Te Awamutu District Court yesterday, Radio New Zealand reported. Mr Maikuku and the other man were accused of assaulting Constable Perry Griffin, Kawhia’s only policeman, on January 11. Mr Maikuku’s charges were dropped after new footage was released that showed more detail of the incident, in which Mr Griffin is believed to have been trying to

arrest one of the men before the alleged assault. Mr Maikuku’s lawyer, Roger Laybourn, told 3 News his client was relieved but the charges should never have been laid. “I really wonder why he was arrested, why bail was opposed, why he had to go through this,” he said. “He’s a very calm, well-spoken, considered man, but there is no underplaying this is traumatic for him.” Mr Maikuku was now considering whether he will seek compensation from the police, 3 News said. The other accused man is due to appear in court again next month. - APNZ

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Afghans order US forces out Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered US special forces out of a central province, saying Afghans working with them have committed torture and murder. Karzai says the special forces will have to withdraw from Wardak within two weeks as armed Afghan groups they have set up are fuelling “insecurity and instability”. It is another blow to US-led forces, coming the same month Karzai issued a decree ordering an end to local security forces calling in Nato air strikes amid new tensions over civilian casualties. Karzai took the decision about Wardak in a meeting of the national security council, said presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi. “The US special forces and illegal armed groups created by them are causing insecurity, instability, and harass local people in

this province,” he told a media conference yesterday. He said armed individuals “named as US special forces” in Wardak “engage in harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people”, according to a statement from the presidential office. It cited a recent example in which nine people disappeared in an operation conducted by this “suspicious force”. In another incident, a student was taken away at night from his home, and his tortured body was found with its throat cut two days later under a bridge. The Americans had rejected having carried out any such operation and the involvement of their special forces, the statement said. A spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan said he had seen reports of the comments and would seek to discuss the matter with senior Afghan officials. – AFP

• Asbestos in flooding Asbestos has been found in flood debris on the NSW south coast after buildings and homes were destroyed by the weekend’s wild weather. Kiama residents are still recovering from the gale-force winds that ripped through the town in the early hours of Sunday, destroying three homes and extensively damaging seven others. The State Emergency Service says much of the debris in Kiama has been contaminated with asbestos.  – AAP

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tor in Syria.” Turkey’s southern neighbour has been locked in a 23-month-long conflict in which the United Nations estimates more than 70,000 people have been killed. Early in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Turkey broke ties with Damascus and led international calls for his ouster. Ankara has since backed the uprising against Assad by offering shelter to defectors from Assad’s army and hosting opposition meetings, while some 200,000 Syrian

refugees have fled to Turkey, many of them living in squalid camps. On February 15, Assad’s government sent a letter to the United Nations blasting Turkey’s “destructive” role in the Syrian conflict. Damascus has systematically blamed foreign powers, key among them Turkey, the West and Gulf countries, for the war in Syria. Meanwhile the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, updated its death toll from a missile attack at the weekend on the

northern city of Aleppo, saying it killed at least 58 people, among them 36 children. Washington condemned the Assad regime “in the strongest possible terms” for the strike, which activists say was carried out using surface-to-surface missiles. The army’s deadly missile strikes were “the latest demonstrations of the Syrian regime’s ruthlessness and its lack of compassion for the Syrian people it claims to represent”, said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.   – AFP

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Pope Benedict XVI has delivered an emotional last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square, saying God has told him to devote himself to quiet contemplation but assuring he will not “abandon” the church. The final days of his pontificate are being overshadowed by mounting scandal over two cardinals – one accused of covering up paedophile abusers and the other accused of “inappropriate acts” – set to take part in the conclave to elect the next pontiff. But tens of thousands of supporters turned out for Benedict’s final Sunday prayers ahead of

his formal resignation this week, often interrupting him with their clapping, cheering and chanting. “The Lord is calling me to climb the mountain, to dedicate myself even more to prayer and meditation. But this does not mean abandoning the church,” the Pope said from the window of his residence in the Vatican, his voice breaking with emotion. “If God is asking me to do this, it is precisely so I can continue to serve with the same dedication and love as before but in a way that is more appropriate for my age and for my strength.”   – AFP

Kiwis slow on the fibre network uptake By Hamish Fletcher

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James Bond’s famous Aston Martin car, complete with hidden machine guns and a smoke screen, is up for grabs for a cool £3 million ($A4.5 million). Swiss millionaire Thomas Straumann put the vehicle up for sale in Britain with the price tag, the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag said. Straumann, a shareholder in a dental implant firm, bought the Aston Martin DB5 in 2006 and spent three years restoring the car driven by Sean Connery as the fictional British spy in Goldfinger and Thunderball. After buying the car for $US2.7 million ($A2.65 million) at a US auction, Straumann had 3000 hours of work put into its overhaul, according to NZZ am Sonntag. Its famous JB007 licence plate aside, the Aston Martin boasts machine guns hidden behind retractable headlights, a smoke screen and a bullet-proof shield.  – AFP


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With a saffron turban and a flowing white beard, 101-year-old Fauja Singh (above) finished the Hong Kong Marathon’s 10km race, making him the oldest marathoner in the world. Nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, the Indian-born runner finished the race in 1 hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds. Singh says he will now hang up his sneakers. “I will remember this day. I will miss it,” Singh said minutes after crossing the finish line.

Syria missile strike toll hits 58 Turkey and the United States have lashed out against the Syrian regime after the death toll from a missile strike on Aleppo rose to 58. “Every day a large number of innocent children and women fall dead in Syria,” Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a key backer of Syria’s opposition, said on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. “We will not remain silent on those committing crimes against their people ... We will not remain silent on the brutal dicta-

Park Geun-Hye, the daughter of South Korea’s late military ruler, will be sworn in as the country’s first female president in a ceremony shadowed by North Korea’s recent nuclear test. As leader of Asia’s fourthlargest economy, Park, 61, faces significant challenges, including the belligerent regime in the North, a slowing economy and soaring welfare costs in one of the world’s most rapidly ageing societies. Her inauguration speech is expected to focus on job creation, welfare expansion and national defence, while appealing for national unity at a time of growing concern with income and wealth disparity.  – AFP

Only 2.8 per cent of those able to hook up to ultra-fast broadband had connected at the end of last year, according to an update from the Government. A statement from Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams on Sunday said as at December 31, more than 134,000 households and businesses could connect to the new fibre network. Between October 1 and the end of last year, 33,000 “end users” had fibre rolled out them, the statement said.

IRD comes calling on Allied Farmers Rural Allied Farmers says one of its subsidiaries has received a demand from Inland Revenue to pay back $3.7 million. Allied Farmers Rural has 15 days to pay back the money or reach a compromise with the taxman otherwise the Inland Revenue Department can commence liquidation proceedings. It is the second loan demand the company has received this month. On February 11 it received a demand from a lender to pay back $500,000 plus interest. The deadline for that loan to be paid is Friday. Both demands are enforceable events of default under Allied’s secured loan facility with Crown Asset Management – a company set up by the Government to manage the assets of five failed finance companies which were bailed out under its retail deposit guarantee scheme. Allied transferred the remainder of its Hanover and United Finance property portfolio to Crown Asset Management in December in a deal worth $13.5m. – Allied said it was in the process of discussing a proposal with Crown Asset Management and believed it would be able to reach an agreement to repay the debt.  – APNZ

But of the 134,000 users which can access this faster internet infrastructure, only 3806 or 2.8 per cent had put up their hand and been connected. More than 1300 of these had connected between the start of October and end of December. Although these figures may appear low, Adams’ statement said they are in line with “government expectations and overseas experiences at this early state of development”. The Government’s $1.35 billion UFB initiative aims to provide download speeds of 100 megabits per second to 75 per cent of New Zealand by the end of 2019.

Work has begun in 24 of the 33 towns and cities which are part of the UFB scheme. As well as UFB, the Government’s rural broadband initiative (RBI) also aims to improve internet speeds for areas which are not included in the main roll-out programme. According to the Minister’s statement, 89,000 rural homes and business currently have access to wireless broadband services as part of the RBI. Some 36,000 users also have access to improved fixed-line internet services that have been upgraded as part of the RBI.   – APNZ

Heartland lifts first half profit 9.2% Huawei claims world’s The smartphone that Chinese maker Huawei says is the fastest in the world.

Heartland New Zealand, which gained bank registration in December, posted a 9.2 per cent gain in first-half profit on increased earnings from retail, business and rural lending and a reduction in costs. Profit rose to $10.7 million in the six months ended December 31, from $9.8 million a year earlier, the Christchurch-based company said in a statement. Net operating income rose 15 per cent to $51.8 million, while operating expenses fell 10 per cent to $31.9 million. Growth in the net operating income mainly reflected the acquisition of PGG Wrightson Finance in August 2011 and lower cost of funds, the company said. That more than offset a wider $5.28 million loss from the noncore property businesses acquired from Marac as part of the merger that created the company. The year-earlier loss was $1.2 million. Heartland took a $4 million impairment expense against the property book, up from impairments of $1.6 million a year earlier. Heartland shares rose 2.7 per cent to 75 cents after the results, which beat brokerage First NZ Capital’s

forecast of $11.1 million profit. It will pay a first-half dividend of 2 cents a share on April 5 to shareholders on the register as at March 20. Net impaired, restructured and past due loans over 90 days were $80.2 million as at December 31, down from $90.5 million a year earlier and mainly reflecting the noncore property book, which consists of $87.9 million of receivables and $55.3 million of investment properties. The company has embarked on a review of its plan for a managed exit from non-core property over five years. The receivables book for retail and consumer, the biggest unit of the company’s core business, fell by $9 million to $945.8 million, while net operating income rose 2.3 per cent to $24.1 million. Heartland said strong motor vehicle receivables growth was offset by a shrinking residential mortgage book in the face of a competitive market. Profit rose to $17 million from $14.9 million. Business receivables shrank by 9.7 million to $530.5 million, which it said reflected higher levels of repayments “in a low credit growth market”.  – APNZ

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China’s Huawei, the No.3 smartphone maker behind giants Samsung and Apple, has unveiled a new mobile, the Ascend P2, which it claims is the fastest in the world. Sharp-cornered and thinner than a pencil at 8.4mm, the company said it can achieve speeds of 150 Mbps, fast enough to download a two-hour high-definition movie in less than five minutes. The mobile, which has a 12cm, high definition screen, has a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and is able to use the fourth-generation high speed mobile networks being rolled out worldwide. Unveiling the device on the eve of the opening yesterday of the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the company said it was “the world’s fastest smartphone”, smashing all previous records. Huawei said its phone surpassed top speeds of 100 Mbps for the fourth-generation network ready ver-

sions of Apple’s flagship iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy SIII. The Ascend P2 will launch in France through Orange in June and is also expected to be available worldwide during the second quarter of 2013, it said. “Ascend P2 downloads HD movies in minutes, and loads online videos, web pages, songs or e-Books in seconds,” Huawei said in a company statement issued at the launch. The phone, which includes a 13 megapixel camera, is the latest shot in Huawei’s battle against the fast-growing market’s titans Samsung and Apple. Samsung and Apple accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales in the final quarter of 2012 – 29.0 per cent for Samsung and 22.1 per cent for Apple – according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Behind Samsung and Apple, however, Chinese firms held the third, fourth and fifth spots – with 5.3 per cent for Huawei, 4.7 per cent for ZTE and 4.4 per cent for Lenovo.  – AFP

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 26, 2013



Sweet tooths well catered for By Michael Hanrahan


hose with a sweet tooth in Ashburton in the early 20th Century were well catered for, with ice cream parlours, confectionary shops and candy stores. One such was at 70 East Street, in the block between Burnett and Tancred streets. In September 1913 David Dodds opened a business there which he called the Leading Candy Store. It was purely a candy store, what we would call a lolly shop today. He was soon advertising for “two smart girls” for chocolate dipping and caramel wrapping – a dream job for many. Within weeks he had opened his icecream parlour, manufacturing the product on the premises and also offering fruit salad, pears and cream and iced drinks. Within seven months David Dodds was ready to move on, selling the business to Bessy and Maurice Ewan. The changeover could not have gone too smoothly as Dodds pursued Ewan in court for £50 15s and Ewan counterclaimed for £100. The case fell through when the court was advised of Dodds’ bankruptcy Maurice Ewan had been a threshing mill owner at Waiho Downs in South Canterbury before he married Elizabeth McGillivray, known as Bessie, in 1913. Both were from Ireland and after the wedding moved to Ashburton where they lived at 50 Cass Street. Bessie ran the East Street shop, dropping the word

“Leading” from the name and simply calling it The Candy Store. Maurice became the confectioner, working at the Cass Street premises, making the candies and no doubt, after Bessie added a tearooms to the East Street business in July, 1914, the confectionary for that part of the business as well. Possibly business boomed, or possibly Bessie was a hard person to work for, as advertisements for “A smart girl to assist in tearooms” were frequent. By 1922 Bessie had changed the business to become a luncheon and tearooms called The Strand, with little mention of the Candy Store. In September that year the business was bought by Fishers, but after less than a year it changed hands again to Frew and Addis, from then on known as The Arcadia, a name many Ashburton people knew it as right into the 1970s, even after it relocated to Tancred Street. It had several owners in that time, including Lewitts, J. Thomson and E. Gale. When the business was sold the Ewans changed their home address to 104 Moore Street, west of Cass Street. Maurice had a major change of occupation, being variously listed as a caretaker and a gardener right up to the time of his death, although where he worked is not known. Bessie died in August 1956 and Maurice in December 1957. Their Moore Street house was sold, demolished and a service station, Drummond and Hurley Ltd, was built on the site.

RIGHT: The East Street business known as the Arcadia shortly before it was relocated to Tancred Street. Underneath the owner’s name can be seen the remains of an earlier sign with the name of an earlier owner, J. M. Thomson.

Definitely a whimsy, not a whatnot One rat, two dogs

cause for excitement

By Kathleen Stringer


hen I first arrived at the Ashburton Museum I was given the task of cataloguing some objects before I began working with the archives. This wasn’t a problem as I had been cataloguing for over 20 years and had a grasp on what most things were and how to describe them. I was stumped however when it came to cataloguing these items (pictured right). Not only could I not put a name to them, but neither could the computer. The programme we use has a set of words we can call an object and ‘thing’ isn’t one of them. Searching the lexicon all I could come up with was ‘whimsy’. According to the dictionary a whimsy is an odd or fanciful idea (or object), and possibly derives from whim wham. A whim wham was also used for an odd object and was originally the noun used in the phrase ‘a wigwam for a goose’s bridle’. The helpful dictionary states that this was a colonial expression popular in Australia and used as early as 1836 in New Zealand. (In America they often say a ‘Whim Wham for a duck to sit on’) Other words that would be just as appropriate could be a thingamajig, thingamabob or whatchamacallit. It may even be a doohickey – which was a combination of doodad (another nonsense word) and hickey – which I was interested to discover meant gadget (as well as love bite). I’m unsure what the



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) Despite being in an escapist mood, you may need to face up to life anyway, as the Moon in Virgo encourages a spot of realism. If you could pull the duvet over your head and stay in bed you possibly would - your dreams may seem so much more inviting. The cosmos encourages you to be proactive and get on with it rather than hoping for the best.


two meanings have in common but there you go!) It is not, however, a whatnot, which is a stand with shelves, often triangular so it can fit in corners. I guess, however you could store your whimsies on them. Regardless of what you, or anyone else, might call it, they are still interesting items. It is thought that they may have been produced as competition entries for, for example, a Country Women’s’ Institute. One imagines it could have been ‘make a useless item decorative or functional’. I can almost accept the small bottle trans-

In the days before TV, movies and similar things people had to find their entertainment where they could, and it was often in ways that would very likely be frowned upon today. It was a Friday in July 1892 when two well-known Ashburton men were seen in Burnett Street with a captive rat in a wire cage, which they were trying to induce a collie dog to take an interest in. The collie, initially, took no interest but when stirred up by his owner he looked around for another dog to fight, rather than a much smaller animal, but eventually he spotted the rodent. When that happened his owner yelled to the other man to let the rat out. The rat was released, but right at that moment another

formed into a vase with a crochet holder. A little too fussy for me, but in the right colour it could be ok. However the amount of time taken to crochet around a used light bulb and a small glass dish is beyond me really. Hung, it


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) You may find that you are in demand in a number of social settings. You may be spending time volunteering for various community projects, or involved in plans with friends or associates. However, although what you are doing is probably very commendable, don’t allow yourself to get exhausted. Include some ‘me’ time in your day today.

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) It’s fair to say that your career zone is packed, so no doubt you are busy dreaming big dreams associated with your next career move. Home and career issues may clash today, causing you to come back down to earth. Talk to fellow professionals or others in your situation about what you hope to achieve. With a little tweaking, it may be possible.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) The current line-up of planets is a little like a magic carpet. The energy it invokes is capable of transporting you into a world made up of all your loveliest dreams. If you have wanted to relax at a luxurious spa resort or travel the world, then thoughts of such events may be enticing. However, duty calls and you’ll need to attend to practical matters too.

looks like a hot air balloon and one cannot fault the work, but whether it would enhance a room I’m not sure. It may not be the most beautiful thing we have in the collection, but these whimsies certainly are two of the more intriguing.

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LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Life may be more of an inside job today. Success may be dependent on getting your attitude right as well as having enough faith in yourself to sense that you can accomplish all you set out to - and more. If you want to tap into your inner resources, then set some time aside to meditate or reflect on what is best for you now. The answer may surprise you.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Being in relationship with someone – anyone - may be like walking through a fairground hall of mirrors. The more you try to understand where they are coming from, the more difficult things seem to get. Whatever they want, you need to use your impressive powers of discrimination in order to make sure everything is above board and OK.

collie arrived on the scene, and stirred up by the noise and excitement grabbed the first dog and a lively dog fight ensued. Not only was the dog fight lively, so was the rat hunt, but it was left to the two men who started things, helped by some of the onlookers, to pursue the rodent up and down Burnett Street while the dogs got on with their own private altercation in the gutter. All who took part enjoyed themselves immensely, and the whole incident was written up in the paper, although there was no report on the fate of the rat.

CONTACT Material for this page is co-ordinated by the Ashburton Museum. Articles from other organisations are welcomed, as is any feedback on what appears. Email, mail to PO Box 573, or phone 308-3167. Copies of many of the photos on this page are available for purchase from the Ashburton Museum


LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) You may be extremely sensitive to the moods and feelings of those you work with, which could be a problem today. If you don’t feel yourself, you may be picking up on your colleague’s sadness or anger, or even your boss’s headache. The cure is getting some space to yourself and enjoying a hot shower at the day’s end. You’ll then feel a lot better.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Romance can be fun at this time but there is also a possibility of mixed messages and some strange goingson. This could be a time of confusion when you may think you have met the ideal person, only to discover you haven’t. The possibility of meeting someone who has a kind and very caring quality is also quite high. Use your discrimination.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) You may be consumed by issues at home, perhaps to the extent of feeling as though you are drowning in emotions. There may be a lot going on, yet trying to see issues clearly could be a problem. You may need to ask for advice from a good friend who knows you and your situation. The feedback they give may enable you to make the best decision.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You may be trying to make sense of something, but may feel you are failing miserably. What can be missing are the facts. Get these and you’ll begin to appreciate what’s happening. Today, you may need to take action based on making the right decision. Choosing the best path forward may not be easy. Get advice from an impersonal source if you can.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Your values may be going through a change, whether you are aware of this or not. You may find that more refined ideals take the place of earlier ones. You may be moved by someone’s plight and this can alter the way you handle money and decide which goals to aim for and which to ignore. Your life and finances can open up in exciting ways.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) If you wish upon a star you may find your dream comes true, as a fabulous line-up of planets in your sign brings you a chance to make a few decisions concerning one of your biggest goals. Thankfully the Moon in Virgo is on hand to help keep your feet on the ground. Be practical today as well as visionary if you’re hoping for success.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Collaboration on pastoral programme The agricultural sector is collaborating with the Government in a multi-million dollar nationwide programme to ensure a sustainable future for our pastoral industries. Work from the second phase of the five year $38.5 million Pastoral 21 programme was showcased at the South Island Dairying Development Centre open day at the Lincoln University Research Dairy Farm recently. Minister of Science and Innovation Steven Joyce, was given an update on some of the national projects, before being shown examples of the experimental programme on the research farm. The industry group also visited the Ashley Dene farm for an update on its lucerne and dryland research projects. Pastoral 21 is a collaborative venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Fonterra and the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand. Its goal is to provide accessible systems-level solutions for profitably increasing pastoral production while reducing farms’ environmental footprint. The programme brings together projects being undertaken throughout New Zealand under three main themes. For the dairy industry, researchers are aiming to develop proven next generation dairy systems to increase profitability from production and reduce nitrogen and phosphorous losses to water. For the sheep and beef industry, the programme is investigating innovative options for redesigning the diverse range of mixed livestock systems on hill country, to significantly lift productivity and profitability. There are also two work streams looking at next generation ideas in feeds and the environment, aimed at reversing the current relationship between production gains and water quality impacts. AgResearch senior scientist, Dr Mark Shepherd, is the science leader for the P21 Programme. “This is a major programme, which brings together many strands of related research with the aim of providing New Zealand’s pastoral farmers a set of solutions that will enable a sustainable future for their businesses, both financially and environmentally,” he said. AgResearch is managing the programme, with research being done by DairyNZ, Massey University, Lincoln University, Plant & Food Research, NIWA, Landcare Research and On-farm Research. The 2011 South Island Agricultural Field Days at Lincoln.


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Mid Canterbury agricultural business owners and operators are gearing up for the South Island Agricultural Field Days in Lincoln next month. Around 20,000 people are expected to converge on Lincoln University Farm from March 20-22 where some 380 exhibitors will have set up shop on the 35ha site. It will be the last time the event, held every two years, will be held at the university farm, as the scale of the field days has outgrown the site. Around 80 exhibitors a day demonstrate machinery and equipment, which is a drawcard for farmers and contractors who get to see it in action in a real paddock, not a salesyard. Among innovative attractions this year will be a portable sawmill and an electronics company showing its remote monitoring and remote control systems. Recovery of valuable timber can be an issue for farmers and landowners with stands of timber that either have access problems or are in situations where it is not always economic to recover the timber. Marlborough engineering firm Rimu Engineering has developed a portable sawmill

to use in those rugged and remote locations. It weighs less than 300kg and can be towed on a trailer with a car. Masterton firm Harvest Electronics developed a system in 2000 to wirelessly monitor CocaCola’s vending machines around the world. Now it is promoting farm systems at the field days. It designs, manufactures and monitors telemetry equipment – machines which automatically measure and transmit data from remote sources – using GSM cellular networks and the Iridium satellite network. The wireless systems are completely customisable and are particularly useful in farming as the company’s specialty is providing equipment for outdoor remote unattended locations requiring reliable information supply. Irrigation and soil moisture, effluent use and weather are all able to be monitored with Harvest Electronics’ products designed to assist farmers. At the field days, the company will display a travelling irrigator with its attached monitor which records GPS location, speed and pressure. If any of the set limits are breached, the pump is shut off and a text message automatically alerts the farmer.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 26, 2013



A helping hand for dairying women Helping women who work in the dairy industry understand the ins and outs of purchasing stock is the focus of a series of practical workshops being held across the country, and coming to Canterbury in March. The Dairy Women’s Network is hosting the workshops to equip first herd buyers, or those looking to get involved in purchasing stock for the first time, with the skills and knowledge to understand the process of buying and selling stock, step by step, to make an informed decision. The workshop will cover sale and purchase agreements and the obligations of buyers and sellers, including the agent’s role; how to identify and set up records and transfer cows between parties including National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme requirements; spotting the ‘fish hooks’ - knowing the best time to buy and sell, pregnancy testing, in-calf guarantees, unsound animals and rejection rates, including a practical assessment to identify cows that could be rejected.   Workshop facilitation will be shared between Joanne Leigh and Maree Crowley-Hughes, both hands-

on farmers with more than 35 years’ experience between them in trading stock for their businesses. Joanne has an extensive farming background. She is a dairy farmer, farm consultant and business manager of the Tirau-based specialist calf-rearing business, Top-notch Calves, which she has owned with husband Jonathan since 1993. Based at the couple’s 63 hectare dairy farm, Top-notch Calves rears around 8000 dairy and beef calves annually, in a large scale commercial facility. Maree and husband Peter own and operate 2500 cows on three dairy farms. They are also involved with four other equity farms through Otago and Southland.  Maree has been member of the Dairy Women’s Network since 2001, and was last year appointed to the board. She is a passionate farmer who is very ‘hands-on’ at home and on the farm.  The Canterbury workshop will be held on Thursday, March 7, at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF), 1504 Shands Road  (Fonterra Dairy Supply No: 37581),  Lincoln. For a visit or phone 0800 396 748 for more information.

RIGHT: Joanne Leigh will co-host a workshop at Lincoln next month.

Challenge to boost herd reproduction A free programme to help dairy farmers lift the reproductive performance of their herds will be launched next month. Developed by farmer-owned cooperative LIC with support from Dairy NZ and other industry partners, the 6 Week Challenge will provide farmers with a range of tools and information to help them improve their six week in-calf rate and overall profitability. LIC chief executive and dairy farmer Mark Dewdney said the average six week in-calf rate on New Zealand dairy farms is currently 65 per cent, which is below the industry target of 78 per cent and this gap represents a significant opportunity for many farmers. “Getting more cows in-calf in the first six weeks of mating can have a big impact on their bottom line through increased milk production, less empties and tighter mating and calving periods,” Mr Dewdney said. “It also allows them to get more from their genetics and artificial breeding investment with more cows carrying high birth weight calves and therefore increased selection pressure for culling which will speed up genetic gain. “Whatever the farm’s focus – growing, higher BW, more days in milk or selling stock – you’ll get there quicker by getting more cows in-calf in the first six weeks.”

Mr Dewdney said the 6 Week Challenge was developed after research identified reproductive performance to be one of a farmer’s top concerns, and an area where they want more help. With a seasonal approach, it supports the DairyNZ InCalf Programme and encourages farmers to make incremental changes throughout the year to ultimately get more cows in-calf quicker at mating time. It highlights opportunities and areas of impact for each season, including heifer rearing, body condition and nutrition, heat detection and bull management. Mr Dewdney said effective management of these areas will set the cow up and give her the best possible chance of getting in-calf quicker. Farmers are also encouraged to seek further support and advice from their vet, farm consultant or coach of their choice to help them achieve their goals and stay focused – much like a sports player would, he said. “Today’s dairy cows are better than ever before, they’re different to what we milked 20 years ago, with different demands and farming is different too. It’s much more intense and on a larger scale across the board – so what we did 20 years ago won’t necessarily work today. “Mating only happens once a year

on the majority of dairy farms, but with this challenge we’re encouraging a whole-farm approach, and for it to be a focus all year – because it is the herd management practices all year that ultimately impact on its success.” When launched next month, farmers can register to take the challenge at and in return will receive an information pack about the challenge, the reproduction year onfarm and areas to focus on at different times of the year. Seasonal planning tools will also be issued for farmers to set specific tasks or goals and identify key areas to focus on. Ongoing information and support will be provided and farmers will have the ability to benchmark themselves against others in their area. Rural professionals, such as veterinarians and farm consultants, are also being encouraged to register on the website so their clients can easily nominate them to be part of the challenge with them. Mr Dewdney said farmers can find out their current six week in-calf rate from their Fertility Focus Report in MINDA or other herd recording software. For more information visit or farmers can speak with their local customer relationship manager.

The dry weather in the North Island continues to force farmers to offload lambs. During the first seven weeks of 2013, 23 per cent more lambs were processed in the North than the same period last year and carcase weights have been more than half a kilogram lighter. However, not all the lambs being offloaded are ready for slaughter. Anecdotal reports indicate that every week tens of thousands of lambs are being trucked to the South Island, where pasture growth conditions have been considerably better. North Island farmers are also looking to send ewes in for slaughter but, with most meat companies currently focusing on lambs, processing space is limited. Farmgate mutton prices are down around 10 per cent on the five-year average, with China currently buying the majority of exports.

BEEF The latest slaughter data show a huge lift in the New Zealand cow slaughter, with over 26,000 head processed during the week ended February 16. That is the highest ever cow throughput at such an early point in the season, lead by a surge in throughput in the North Island. Virtually all of these will be dairy cows, as the dry conditions force farmers to dry-off and cull cows earlier in the season. Typically cull numbers don’t reach these levels until late March. With 25 per cent of New Zealand’s dairy herd located in Waikato, which is on the brink of officially being declared a drought zone, it’s likely there are a number of big slaughter weeks still to come. Ample supplies from New Zealand, against a backdrop of mediocre end user demand, have seen US market prices softening.

GRAIN Grain markets are still in a subdued state in New Zealand with little demand for feed grains at present. This has seen prices slipping back for most feed grains, in particular for feed barley, for which supply is well up now that harvesting is mostly finished. Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) has been in very high demand in the North Island as the dry weather is having an effect on pasture growth. Spot sales have been constant into the dairy industry and this will have the effect of driving up prices as supply becomes tighter. Low production of palm oil and shipping congestion issues mean that there will be no more deliveries from Malaysia until March. Low dairy payouts mean that the demand is not transferring into the locally grown feed grains as farmers are looking for cheap feeds. Harvest yields out of Canterbury are reported to be above average, though not as high as last year’s record yields. With highs sitting over the country for most of January and February, harvesting conditions have been ideal, meaning high quality and low moisture content in harvested grain.


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Market Price Trends Week beginning February 25, 2013

l A M B ($) Including 1 kg Shorn Pelt this week

13.0kg YL SI 13.5kg YM SI 15.0kg YM SI 15.0kg YM NI 15.0kg YM Market Indicator 17.5kg YX SI 19.0kg YX SI 19.0kg YX NI 21.0kg YX SI 21.0kg YX NI 23.0kg YX SI

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

30.77 30.77 49.59 49.59 66.70 66.70 65.06 65.06 57.11 56.40 77.13 77.13 83.00 83.00 82.55 82.55 90.84 90.84 91.29 91.29 101.07 30.77 101.07 30.77 6.72 6.72

1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

1 year ago

34.65 54.02 71.40 70.46 57.91 82.60 88.95 89.39 97.41 98.85 97.78 30.77

41.09 61.50 79.64 78.96 60.39 92.13 99.24 100.15 108.72 110.75 118.81 30.77

53.10 70.80 87.27 95.91 70.11 102.50 110.44 120.99 121.03 133.53 131.99 30.77




2012/13 Low High 30.77 49.59 66.70 65.06 56.40 77.13 83.00 82.55 90.84 91.29 95.36

* * * * * * * * *

6.72 *

2011/12 ave

48.15 68.71 87.66 86.47 61.84 101.51 109.43 109.67 120.00 121.27 134.07

56.71 76.89 94.67 95.42 71.25 110.00 117.99 120.31 129.32 132.83 139.52





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P2 Steer SI (296-320kg) NI P2 Steer Market Indicator M Cow SI (160-195kg) NI M Cow Market Indicator

356 356 376 255 260 294

361 357 369 260 269 301

381 384 373 275 296 307

386 390 387 275 304 325

364 379 360 265 272 327

356 356 369 255 260 289

Bull SI (296-320kg) NI Bull Market Indicator

361 359 376

361 361 383

381 391 381

384 393 400

361 383 391

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B E E F (c/ kg) * * * * *

* 361 * 359 * 372

394 409 390 * 280 315 325 * 386 401 401

383 399 386 277 294 324

Atlas Agriculture ltd

373 400 400

Phone Rob Pooler 027447 4812 Guyon Hummon 027 622 8933 or office on 03 302 9244 239 Springfield Road West, RD6, Ashburton |


Based on announced schedules with levies & charges deducted and published premiums included. For a valid comparison between the Islands, add $1.20 in Lamb and 7c/kg in Beef to the North Is values, because North Is Cos pay freight.

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V E N I S O N ($/kg - gross) AP Hind 50kg AP Stag 60kg AP Stag 80kg

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.61 6.70 6.31

7.28 7.38 6.98

7.10 7.18 6.78

6.38 * 6.48 * 6.08 *

7.98 8.08 7.68

7.73 7.82 7.42

1500 1075 870 740 428 380 378 368 520

1420 1075 851 710 463 405 390 390 525

1420 1055 820 680 435 405 390 380 490

1745 1299 855 770 560 534 530 505 535

1280 985 815 670 395 345 340 315 485

1570 1100 900 740 * 485 437 435 410 545

1705 1170 895 797 606 594 591 564 571

418 415

453 412

460 425

363 443

338 412

473 443

415 428

4170 4230 4110 4710 11440

4170 4230 4100 4850 12270

4460 4030 4210 5070 11350

3490 3360 3420 4510 10220

W O O L Data: WSI Fine (21 microns) Medium (25 microns) Medium (27 microns) Medium (29 microns) Coarse (35 microns) Coarse (37 microns) Coarse (39 microns) 2nd Shear (37 microns-85mm) Lamb (31 micron-75mm)

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W H E A T ($NZ/Tonne) ASW (Aus standard White) NZ Free (12.5% protein)

DAIRY PRODUCT PRICES Butter (NZ$/tonne) Skim Milk powder Whole Milk Powder Cheddar Cheese Casein

4380 4440 4500 4860 12050

4380 * 4440 * 4500 * 5180 12270

4812 4151 4290 5147 12382

Prices are indicative only. They are compiled from an assessment of sales made worldwide on one-off basis in US $. Quota market sales and contracts are excluded. The prices are then converted to $NZ/t FOB at current exchange rates.



UK PM Lamb (p/kg) CIF US Bull (USc/lb) CIF US Cow (USc/lb) CIF Venison Bone-in leg (E/Kg)

PRICES 350 218 201 6.40

350 218 207 6.40

0.834 0.547 0.633 2.97

0.839 0.532 0.628 2.80

315 222 212 6.40

424 219 210 6.70

315 206 193 6.40 *

350 * 225 212 6.80

405 210 198 6.72

FINANCE US Dollar UK Pound Euro 2 Year Wholesale Rate (%)


D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

374 101 16.1

0.815 0.819 0.512 0.522 0.633 0.625 2.66 3.04 (Estimates only) 370 103 360 112 25 97 13.6 9.8 15.6

0.828 0.514 0.629 2.76 17 5 0.0

0.844 0.526 0.637 2.82 412 134 16.1 *

Note: * denotes a new low/high for season.

0.812 0.513 0.629 2.76

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WEB ID AU29219 EASTSIDE 6/42 Aitken Street Hard to find are easy care units like this, close to town with single garage. Two bedrooms, good sized living areas. Rateable Value $140,000. Very tidy.

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WEB ID AU29076 TINWALD 34 Catherine Street First time offered for sale. Nicely set for the sun. Kitchen dining living area with separate (large) lounge, two heat pumps and HRV system help make this a warm home in winter and cool in the summer. Large double garage with auto door and ample outbuildings.

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WEB ID AU29247 WESTSIDE 123 Cameron Street A lovely character home situated in the heart of town. This stunning home oozes character with beautiful timber joinery, polished rimu floors and led light windows. A sunny quarter acre section providing for a private retreat. Enjoy the benefits of central living.

WEB ID AU27246A EASTSIDE 14 Magnolia Place All brand new and in the new Braebrook subdivision, come and have a look at this 4 bedroom home including ensuite and walk-in wardrobe in master bedroom. Open plan kitchen/dining/living plus another separate lounge. Computer nook.

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COLLECTION of Riverstone Temuka Pottery. Offers. Juiceman II juicer. As new $20. 308-3495. COLOSTRUM milk for sale. Phone 027-3295-282. FOR Sale, approx 250 con-

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WEB ID AU29237

EASTSIDE 81 Bridge Street Be it first home or rental this is a winner! Great three bedroom home with cosy Ecan approved log burner. Separate kitchen, living room and Your opportunity to tellWell Mid Canterbury laundry. Garage and various sheds. fenced for children andnext pets. event A happy or meeting of your tenant presently in place.


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Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hangar RNZAF 2 Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield

Rd. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Cards “500� R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB. A.G.M. All members welcome. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meeting at Mackenzie Centre, Kermode Street, enquiries to Faye 308-1852. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

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Temple Way TINWALD 36A Johnstone Street Bristol A townhouse with just a bit extra giving a good indoor outdoor flow. Two BS99 7HD double bedrooms, open plan living area, attached garage with internal Tel: 0117 934 access. Attractively presented and currently tenanted.

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TOMORROW WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am. ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Meeting, Doris Linton Lounge. R.S.A. Cox Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmania doubles 10-12, assn doubles and golf croquet 1pm4pm. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hanger RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. 10.45am. T’IA CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 6.00pm. CHRISTCHURCH HIGH SCHOOL OLD GIRLS. Finger food tea followed by A.G.M. 169 Mitcham Road, Ashburton. 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Samoa with Kirsty. PJ Work shop. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.




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Makayla Paige RARE Happy FIND 8th birthday Squirt. Hope you have a great day. Lots of love baby girl. Love always Mummy xoxo


WEB ID AU29076 TINWALD 34 Catherine Street First time offered for sale. Nicely set for the sun. Kitchen dining living area with separate (large) lounge, two heat pumps and HRV system help make this a warm home in winter and cool in the summer. Large double garage with auto door and ample outbuildings.

ASHBURTON 5 Keenans Road 1 hectare in popular location. Vendor fattens cattle and has good orchard and gardens and is self sufficient. Unique four bedroom home set in attractive Vicki Prendergast grounds. A big plus is the outbuildings including large lock up workshop and Happy Birthday two bay pole shed. Opportunity for 2 x 20 daylifestyle. good living2and

WESTSIDE 123 Cameron Street A lovely character home situated in the heart of town. This stunning home oozes character with beautiful timber joinery, polished rimu floors and led light windows. A sunny quarter acre section providing for a private retreat. Enjoy the benefits of central living.



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1 READING with Hara for one BBQ wanted. 4 burner, any OPEN HOME 1 hour. Ring/txt 027-239-7632 condition considered. for a reading. 302-4899.

with tray. Pre loved, tidy condition. $25. 307-1553.

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WESTSIDE 74 Harrison Street Recently upgraded kitchen and bathroom are the beginnings of a remodelled home. The major expense items have been completed and now there is an opportunity to make your personal mark. This is a superbly Southlocated Roadfamily home.


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crete pavers, 19 x 23cm. Caulis $2 eachVIEW Saturday Please call Honey 23 Feb 10.15 - 11.00am Heat pump “Toshiba� under 021-2577-488. VIEW Saturday 23 Feb Love from family and10.30 - 11.15am 5 yr old. $2,000 ono. Phone 2 3 Tomatoes 1kg $2 bag YAMZO - Asian new sweet 307-2173 evenings. friends exciting classey 25 year1old. Busty DD, nice body. Lemons 1kg $2 bag 2 OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPEN HOME 2 Amazing massage. Phone 021-048-6053. Onions 1.5kg $2 bag Birthday $498,000 POTENTIAL PLUS OFFERS OVER $299,000 TRULY DEADLINE SALE 13/3 BRAND NEW QUAINT Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.WEB ID AU29247 CourgetteWEB ID AU27284A 1kg $2 bag WEB ID AU29095 The number

EASTSIDE Specials available from 26-02/05-03 5 Goldrich Drive Construction has been completed on this beautifully finished home featuring four bedrooms with ensuite off the master and walkin wardrobe. Open plan living/dining/kitchen. Separate lounge. Fully insulated and double Main glazed.

Rafael Nadal will test his troublesome left knee again this week at the Mexico Open, then decide if he’ll brave the first Masters Series event of the year on the hardcourts of Indian Wells. Spain’s 11-time grand slam champion will end a three-tournament Latin American comeback tour in Acapulco, playing in his third ATP claycourt tournament in four weeks. He came back from an injury lay-off of seven months to reach the final at Vina del Mar in Chile, and followed up by winning the title in Sao Paulo on February 18. In Brazil, he needed just 78 minutes to beat Argentina’s David Nalbandian 6-2 6-3 in the title match. But the 26-year-old says he still feels intermittent pain in his left knee and could yet opt out of the hardcourt tournament at Indian Wells, where men’s main-draw play begins on March 7. Nadal is a two-time champion in the California desert, east of Los Angeles. That tournament is immediately followed by the Masters Series event in Miami where he has never won.  - AFP

New Moorcroft now instore 217 West Street ASHBURTON Telephone 03 307 9176 at The China Shop. Beautiful new designs, Limited Editions and Numbered DEADLINE SALE 5/3 DEADLINE SALE Editions. Call in to view these stunning pieces ofWEB art. ID AU29231 WEB ID AU29219 We are in The Arcade. Layby WESTSIDE EASTSIDE is available. 18 Woodham Drive 6/42 Aitken Street MOTORING TRADES, SERVICES time bikes, is right to purchase this two Hard to find are easy care units like this, TWOThe Small excellent bedroom with good sized close to town with single garage. Two condition. $40townhouse each. Phone TOYOTA Estima, 1996 for CERAMIC Tiles tile quality good sized living areas. living area and nice modern kitchen. bedrooms, 308-2440. sale, 8 seater, low kms, guaranteed Tile Warehouse The home has insulation in the ceiling Rateable Value $140,000. Very tidy. excellent selection available at Redand walls, double glazing and single condition. monds FurnishingDeadline and Sale closing Thursday 28th garage. Front townhouse on308-0097. a secure GREETINGS Flooring, Burnett Street. and fully landscaped section. February 2013.


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WESTSIDE 20 Pages Road Nestled in this lovely very tidy treed and shrubbed garden is this very sunny three bedroom home with a generous open plan lounge area. Two generous bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. Full bathroom and master bedroom downstairs. Be sure to view.




EASTSIDE 81 Bridge Street Be it first home or rental this is a winner! Great three bedroom home with cosy Ecan approved log burner. Separate kitchen, living room and laundry. Garage and various sheds. Well fenced for children and pets. A happy tenant presently in place.

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WEB ID AL28409 ASHBURTON 5 Keenans Road 1 hectare in popular location. Vendor fattens cattle and has good orchard and gardens and is self sufficient. Unique four bedroom home set in attractive grounds. A big plus is the outbuildings including large lock up workshop and two bay pole shed. Opportunity for good living and lifestyle.

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WEB ID AU28267 EASTSIDE 125 William Street This freshly redecorated three bedroom home is close in on the eastside of Ashburton, handy to the post office, Countdown, park and central Ashburton. All three bedrooms are spacious and sunny and have large built in wardrobes.

TINWALD $349,000 92 McMurdo Street Relax and enjoy sunshine and privacy at VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.15 "your new townhouse". This well 12.00pm presented two bedroom (possibly three), 2 two bathroom townhouse is landscaped and waiting for you NOW! Internal access double garage, loads of storage, HRV, smart kitchen with very generous open 2 plan living, and a well fenced outdoor area.

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WEB ID AU29058 TINWALD 37 Thomson Street This magnificent villa will impress with quality finishing and modernisation throughout. Recently refurbished to the highest standard is to the benefit of the new owners for years to come. Beautifully landscaped grounds with established gardens.



If you are thinking of listing or selling contact Chris today for a friendly confidential free market appraisal

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Jake Cramond Happy 7th Birthday to our dear son and brother Jake. Have a great day! Love Mum, Dad, Rhys and Skyla xxxxxxx

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Young NZ cyclists impress at champs New Zealand cycling’s young guns have collected a three-medal haul from five riders at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships that finished in Minsk, Belarus yesterday. Auckland 21-year-old Sam Webster had to settle for fourth place in the sprint, taking event winner Stefan Botticher of Germany to a deciding ride in the semifinal before narrowly going down in the bronze medal ride to Frenchman Francois Pervis who won three medals in Minsk. Webster became the first New Zealand rider to qualify for the sprint finals at the world championships and along with Simon van Velthooven, it is the first time two Kiwis made it to the final eight. “This is the first world championships that I’ve turned up to with really good condition. After the Olympics, we made some big changes to training and the way we approach training which gave me the mental freshness,” said Webster. “I am really happy. Today in the second day I did make a couple of mistakes which is why I finished fourth but that experience will be invaluable. I am happy I beat the Olympic champ two straight and took the eventual winner to three rides. “I didn’t have an easy way through and have been in some hard rides so I am pleased with how I stepped up. It was good that it came together and now gives me a good platform to build on.” The team finished with the gold medal to 22-yearold Aaron Gate in the omnium, silver medals to the team sprint and Van Velthooven in the 1km time trial and fourth placing to Webster in the sprint. “The focus was taking a small team away who were all capable of winning medals and they have delivered on that, even exceeded that,” said BikeNZ high performance director, Mark Elliott. “From this world championship it proves our sprinters now deserve to be in the position to ride for medals. We spent the last few years developing them to where they can challenge, but now our expectations will be that we can get them into medal positions all the time. “With the experience they have received from these world championships it will stand them in really good stead in the next three years. “They have a lot of physiological development to go and we have a really strong sports science and strength and conditioning programme that lays the foundation. Then we have to get that right at the top racing experience. “We need to do that more often and combine it with the sports science and you just don’t know where these sprinters will go in the future.” Elliott said he was also thrilled with the performance from Gate and a vindication of the European-based development programme over the last four years. “We spotted his talent four years ago and he has

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New Zealand’s Aaron Gate at the Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. spent that time doing his apprenticeship riding with top team pursuiters like Marc Ryan and Jesse Sergent. Now he has taken that tactical knowledge and that power work we did early on and transferred that across to the omnium. “The fact he is the world champion is exciting for us. Aaron came through our development programme that we put in place more than three years ago and the fact we now have a world title out of it shows the positive nature of that investment. This year we are not just doing that with two or three riders but we are sending eight to Europe and that will hold us in good stead not just for this Olympic cycle but beyond.” The young sprint quartet, with an average age of only 22 years, has moved into the top echelon of sprinting. With a silver medal coming after victory in the recent World Cup, they are now a genuine threat in the team sprint. Webster became the first New Zealander to make a medal round in the sprints after becoming the fastest Kiwi at sea-level in qualifying. He took the honours to Botticher in the first semifinal, controlling the sprint and holding off the German in the challenge. The second race was the closest with the German only just rolling Webster, with only 8/1000ths of a second separating the young Kiwi from qualification to the final. Botticher jumped Webster from behind to take the inside run, and his sudden move gave him the winning break and a place in the final. The 21-year-old, a former triple junior world champion, made a strong move from the front in the first race in the bronze medal rider against Pervis, but the Frenchman got over the top 10m from the line to go one-up. While Webster challenged strongly in the second, Pervis had too much power.- APNZ

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Fields for Cambridge-Te Awamutu HRC meeting at Cambridge Raceway meeting today. NZ Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 RACE 1 12.10pm (NZT) JLT BLOODSTOCK MOBILE TROT $4000, 3yo+ non winners mob. trot, mobile, 2200m 1 x2970 Malambra (1) fr........................ T Macfarlane 2 76069 Peggy Lindenny (2) fr.................P Ferguson 3 Ballyronan (3) fr........................ M McKendry 4 54x30 Prime Power (4) fr..........................T Mitchell 5 2605x Joseph H (5) fr................................. S Argue 6 65860 Jessica fr....................................... Scratched 7 47x40 Mickey Rochfort (U1) fr.....................G Robb RACE 2 12.35pm GOTTA GO CULLEN MOBILE PACE $4000, 3yo+ 1 to 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 01949 Mary Anastasia (1) fr.....................N Chilcott 2 26201 Tour De Clouds (2) fr.....................T Mitchell 3 0815 Omar (3) fr.................................... D Butcher 4 47x95 Mhai Elsu (4) fr........................ T Macfarlane 5 73859 Ollie One (5) fr.............................. P Butcher 6 52060 Abe Attell (6) fr......................... S Lawson (J) 7 991 Old Man Geez (7) fr...................... C Webber 8 72456 Distraction (8) fr........................D Branch (J) 9 78407 Perfect Terror (21) fr.................. M McKendry 10 62310 Elsuccess fr.................................. Scratched RACE 3 1.05pm FAIRVIEW MOTORS CAMBRIDGE F&M MOBILE PACE $4000, 2yo+ f&m non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 6 Survivor Hero (1) fr.................. T Macfarlane 2 30648 God Blessed (2) fr........................ D Butcher 3 33246 Advanceforyou (3) fr..................... P Butcher 4 08427 Showmethemoneyhoney (4) fr....P Ferguson 5 538Px Classy Figure (5) fr.........................T Herlihy 6 7965 Souvenir Glory (6) fr......................B Holmes 7 0238 Flyin Impact (7) fr...........................N Chilcott 8 0 Cougar Bromac (8) fr......................S Phelan

Fields for Southland Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Ascot Park Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 RACE 1, 12.03pm (NZT) ADDED ENERGY WELCOME C0, 390m 1 8 Opawa Rufus nwtd L &....................... Wales 2 47765 Green Treats nwtd......................J McInerney 3 5362 Iona Brightspark nwtd...................... M Grant 4 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 5 75577 Quiet Snort nwtd................................ J Allen 6 4242 Red Typhoon nwtd........................... M Grant 7 54866 Uno Shyla nwtd................................R Breen 8 74862 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 9 888x5 Homebush Rick nwtd.................J McInerney 10 8787x Wandy Dylan nwtd.......................G D Turner RACE 2, 12.23pm WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS. CO.NZ C0, 390m 1 85658 One Ear Poised nwtd S &.................Bonnett 2 36545 Black Tank nwtd............................... M Grant 3 74574 Opawa Niko nwtd.............................R Breen 4 35454 Cawbourne Chief nwtd.................... M Grant 5 7436 Flying Blake nwtd C &..................D Roberts 6 57F76 Uno Nosey nwtd..............................R Breen 7 8576 Groovy Leo nwtd........................J McInerney 8 73857 Supreme Shelleen nwtd.............J McInerney 9 8787x Wandy Dylan nwtd.......................G D Turner 10 888x5 Homebush Rick nwtd.................J McInerney RACE 3, 12.42pm WILLY’S FLOORING LTD C1, 390m 1 16786 Harley Haka 23.33.....................J McInerney 2 65428 Bake Bean Betty nwtd....................... J Allen 3 F6545 Moreport Shannon nwtd P &.........B Conner 4 38546 Bolt Rama nwtd S &.........................Bonnett 5 32333 Bone Nerd nwtd........................... M Roberts

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9 x0727 Miss Sophie (21) fr........................T Mitchell 10 44849 Tina Brydon (22) fr............... S Abernethy (J) 11 Art Angel (23) fr...................................T Hall 12 Caribbean Rose fr......................... Scratched 13 Skyhigh Jet (24) fr.................... M McKendry RACE 4 1.30pm LAMP SPECIALISTS (1986) LTD HANDICAP TROT $4000, 2 or more wins +claimers discrhcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 22191 Mingara (1) fr................................M Teaz (J)

6 22353 Opawa Leighton nwtd......................R Breen 7 26557 Hazza’s Lad 22.96 S &.....................Bonnett 8 87343 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 9 85783 Aykroyd nwtd S &..............................Bonnett RACE 4, 12.59pm CENTRAL WATER CARRIERS C1, 390m 1 1774 Shyanne Jade nwtd......................... M Grant 2 66836 New Ingilltab 23.42 P &.................B Conner 3 43222 Hares Hoping 22.96.......................... B Eade 4 16687 Liquorice Whip nwtd..................J McInerney 5 44686 Black Ozark nwtd............................J Guthrie 6 77177 Ya Laughin’ 23.25 M &.......................Jopson 7 53274 Hazza’s Got Swag 23.59 S &...........Bonnett 8 76646 New Order nwtd S &.........................Bonnett 9 85783 Aykroyd nwtd S &..............................Bonnett RACE 5, 1.18pm BRENDON BURKE @ FIRST NATIONAL C1, 390m 1 24174 Sam’s Flyin Norm 23.56 S &............Bonnett 2 55475 No Lane nwtd............................... M Roberts 3 7761 Cover To Cover nwtd S &..................Bonnett 4 28373 Ruby’s Girl 23.30........................ R Hamilton 5 34587 Rollem Up Joany nwtd...............J McInerney 6 6117 Cawbourne Ranga 23.23................. M Grant 7 76526 Pukeko Express nwtd....................... B Eade 8 47288 Rumball and Ice nwtd P &.............B Conner 9 85783 Aykroyd nwtd S &..............................Bonnett RACE 6, 1.37pm SGRC $26 FIVE WIRE MUZZLE STAKES C1, 390m 1 64677 Johnny’s Blue 23.19 P &................B Conner 2 27137 Max’s Lad nwtd S &..........................Bonnett 3 43635 Shadow Wolf 23.17.........................J Guthrie 4 36866 Maggie Dee nwtd.............................. B Eade 5 35726 Merely A Dream 23.34 S &...............Bonnett 6 63447 Autumn Spirit nwtd............................. J Allen 7 11 Glenn Is Goodesy 23.08.................. M Grant 8 55864 Homebush Chopper nwtd..........J McInerney 9 85783 Aykroyd nwtd S &..............................Bonnett

11 15x17 Claudia Cardinal (1) 30................. D Butcher 12 66914 Carlos (2) 30...............................P Ferguson RACE 7 2.55pm CHRISTIAN CULLEN MOBILE PACE $4000, 3yo+ c,g&e non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 80055 No Apachemee (1) fr....................M Teaz (J) 2 80x94 Valentino Rossi (2) fr.................... D Butcher 3 6 I C U Darling (3) fr.......................... H Cullen 4 7x0x7 Gotta Go Deuce (4) fr....................N Chilcott 5 57 Butler’s Sunset (5) fr....................J Stormont 6 King Tut (6) fr........................... T Macfarlane 7 39498 Wish (7) fr................................ S Lawson (J) 8 Joshua Ross (8) fr............................G Robb 9 3742 Vapour (21) fr..................................S Phelan 10 x6448 Johann (22) fr............................... P Butcher 11 393 Guns Blazing (23) fr....................P Ferguson 12 96 Elz On Fire (24) fr..........................B Hackett 13 9778x Apache Chief (25) fr......................T Mitchell RACE 8 3.22pm SILK RESTAURANT SKY CITY AMATEUR DRS MOBILE PACE $4000, up to 3 wins +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 00x74 Aceman (1) fr.......................J Kriechbaumer 2 007x8 Franco Hastings (2) fr.......................T Wenn 3 57590 Only Whisper fr............................. Scratched 4 81647 Benji Maguire (3) fr........................ S Phillips 5 15223 JD’s Dream (4) fr..............................J Darby 6 5681x Live Or Dana (5) fr...................... J Brownlee 7 52155 Hugh Hefner (6) fr...................... M Northcott 8 97476 Speedstar (7) fr................................. T Vince 9 6x999 Mahogany (21) fr............................F Phelan 10 81567 Lucky John (22) fr..............................W Rich LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

RACE 7, 1.54pm COLORMARK SYSTEMS C2, 390m 1 36544 Another Star nwtd......................J McInerney 2 66824 Smash Amy 23.31........................... M Grant 3 43577 Smash Amego 22.80....................... M Grant 4 84525 Dyna Brownlow 23.05 C &............D Roberts 5 48517 Calm Spirit nwtd................................. J Allen 6 5x437 Mighty Fortune nwtd....................... H Cairns 7 11376 Cawbourne Philip nwtd..............J McInerney 8 7x161 Starburst Josh (c3) 22.92................ M Grant 9 33883 Cawbourne Plunge nwtd............J McInerney 10 62786 Black Trigger 22.80 P &.................B Conner RACE 8, 2.13pm SOUTHLAND & OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C2/3, 390m 1 23231 Wandy Paul (c4) 22.86.................... M Grant 2 38136 Ray Dosh 22.89................................ B Eade 3 17452 Homebush Coco 23.05..............J McInerney 4 37713 Cawbourne Heidi 22.77 M &..............Jopson 5 77874 Homebush Craig 23.13..............J McInerney 6 14225 Miss Sweet 22.86 P &...................B Conner 7 67724 Magic You 22.75 C &....................D Roberts 8 34286 Another Coffee nwtd..................J McInerney 9 36637 Fulla Torque (c2) 23.17 C &..........D Roberts 10 62786 Black Trigger (c2) 22.80 P &..........B Conner RACE 9, 2.32pm $5K BONUS QUADDIE SGRC $50 LEATHER LEADS C2/3, 457m 1 58412 Pukeko Flyer 26.35........................... B Eade 2 21725 Homebush Violet (c2) nwtd........J McInerney 3 12184 Starburst Clemmy 26.47.................. M Grant 4 45437 Shiraz Rose 26.26...................... R Hamilton 5 45423 Bob’s Eye 26.22.........................J McInerney 6 35558 Wonnie Wonder (c2) nwtd C &.....D Roberts 7 67525 Botany Comet nwtd...................J McInerney 8 16836 Big Token 26.84.........................J McInerney 9 33374 Noggin (c2) nwtd................................ J Allen 10 64657 Opawa Bart (c2) nwtd L &.................. Wales RACE 10, 2.49pm DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER

C4/5, 457m 1 16254 Another Breeze 26.20................J McInerney 2 24225 Finn McMissile 26.34.......................L Philips 3 21486 Wot Price Curly nwtd.................J McInerney 4 41437 Gordon Bale nwtd C &..................D Roberts 5 22517 Black Emily 26.42 L &......................... Wales 6 32123 Opawa Style (c4) 26.46 L &................ Wales 7 13472 Cawbourne Kim (c4) nwtd.........J McInerney 8 17786 Dyna Groll (c4) 25.92 C &............D Roberts 9 55268 Homebush Iris (c4) nwtd............J McInerney RACE 11, 3.07pm 100% SELECTRIX C4, 390m 1 36143 Turbo Tundra nwtd........................... M Grant 2 45541 Oscar Tuivasa (c5) 22.87.................L Philips 3 56764 Cawbourne Reeah 22.83...........J McInerney 4 71544 Another Colt 22.60.....................J McInerney 5 47567 But It’s Great (c3) nwtd..............J McInerney 6 63757 Homebush Edith 22.68..............J McInerney 7 43326 Anytime Will Do 22.88...............J McInerney 8 783x8 Another Becky 23.45.................J McInerney 9 58688 Jumpin’ Julia nwtd......................J McInerney 10 17358 Thunda Thighs nwtd..................J McInerney RACE 12, 3.31pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C4/5, 390m 1 27518 Speed To Succeed nwtd............J McInerney 2 16717 Dyna Frier 22.47 C &....................D Roberts 3 56111 Just A Mate 22.80......................J McInerney 4 51682 Nova’s Fortune 22.94.................J McInerney 5 52768 Homebush Helen 22.65.............J McInerney 6 51757 Jennings 23.07 S &..........................Bonnett 7 6872F Heza Sensation 22.80 P &............B Conner 8 15116 Matti Oah 22.54.........................J McInerney 9 1777x Red Label Penny 23.14.............J McInerney 10 75287 As Far As (c4) nwtd..................... M Roberts LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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What next for Erakovic? ‘I’m definitely trying to hit bigger shots, especially off my forehand’

By Kris Shannon After her dream came true in the form of a breakthrough victory, it’s back to the reality of the WTA tour for Marina Erakovic. There were no wild celebrations after her win in Memphis on Sunday and little time to reflect on the rankings boost – just a flight to Florida for a week of training ahead of a busy couple of months. The past week may have been the high-point of the 24-year-old’s career to date, but such is the life of an athlete on the professional tennis circuit. Once one tournament is ticked off, it’s time to pack the bags and head wherever the next action awaits.

For Erakovic, that means a training camp in the Sunshine State before going to California for the prestigious Indian Wells tournament early next month. If Erakovic can continue her form at the most well-attended tennis tournament outside of the four grand slams, she would see her world ranking further improve while her bank balance will also reap the benefits. The Kiwi No 1 has a patchy record at Indian Wells, with her opening-round loss last year her first appearance since 2009, but

SCOREBOARD Results Athletics

Ashburton Junior athletics Round 1 of Club Champs February 20 Long Jump: Girls 7 Years  1st  Rosaria Gibson 2.66m,  2nd  Felicity Pye 2.32m,  3rd  Isla Syme 2.28m. Girls 8 Years  1st  Ella Pearson 2.94m,  2nd  Harmyn McLean 2.80m,  3rd  Maddi Lowry 2.53m.  Girls 9 Years  1st  Lydia Pye 3.09m,  2nd  Jasmin Strawbridge 3.08m,  3rd  Mia Pearson 3.00m.  Girls 10 Years 1st  Isabella Roulston 3.51m,  2nd  Ashlee Strawbridge 3.47m,  3rd  Sian Gerard 3.45m. Girls 11 Years 1st Amy Pearson 3.53m.  Boys 7 Years 1st Izak Derik-Westaway 3.01m, 2nd Aaron Jefferson and Quaid Roche 2.87m.  Boys 9 Years 1st Jake Jackways 3.34m, 2nd Hugh Cameron 3.31m, 3rd Ben Wall 3.27m. High Jump:  Girls 9 Years 1st  Mia Pearson 1.09m,  2nd  Jasmin Strawbridge and Hannah O’Reilly 1.06m. Boys 10 Years 1st  Josh Sheridan 1.08m,  2nd  Kaleb Finn 1.08m,  3rd  Olly Hood 1.05m. Boys 11 Years  1st  Harry Hood 1.25m,  2nd  Zane Cockburn 1.14m,  3rd  Hayden Jefferson 1.11m. Shot Put: Girls 7 Years  1st  Felicity Pye 5.37m,  2nd  Isla Syme 4.42m,  3rd  Rosaria Gibson 4.04m. Girls 8 Years  1st  Harmyn McLean 5.53m,  2nd  Ella Pearson 4.43m,  3rd  Maddi Lowry 3.74m. Boys 8 Years  1st  Jackson Ross 6.63m,  2nd  Harry Schmack 6.40m,  3rd  Matheson Colquhoun 6.00m. Boys 12 Years  1st  Logan McCorkindale 8.07m,  2nd  Jack Sheridan 7.31m,  3rd  Jack Houston 6.91m. Discus: Girls 12 Years  1st  Nataliya Stroganov  14.28m,  2nd  Courtney Guise 13.17m,  3rd  Bailey Tait 12.53m. Girls 13 Years  1st  Tayla Cousins 14.63m. Girls 14 Years  1st  Michaela Staite 17.02m, 2nd Mikhayla-Rose Stroganov 15.90m,  3rd  Larissa Allen 13.17m. Boys 7 Years 1st Quaid Roche 11.40m, 2nd Henry Thomas 11.19m, 3rd Daniel Cousins 10.20m. Boys 9 Years  1st  Hugh Cameron 19.46m,  2nd  Jed Syme 13.25m,  3rd  Ben Wall 13.06m. Track 100m: Girls 7 Years  1st  Rosaria Gibson 18.13s,  2nd  Isla Syme 18.90s,  3rd  Felicity Pye 19.30s. Girls 8 Years  1st  Ella Pearson 17.57s,  2nd  Harmyn McLean 18.11s,  3rd  Maddi Lowry 18.28s. Girls 9 Years  1st  Isabella Gibson 15.76s,  2nd  Jasmin Strawbridge 16.24s,   3rd  Mia Pearson 16.30s. Girls 10 Years  1st  Ashlee Strawbridge 15.18s,  2nd  Isabella Roulston 15.88s,  3rd  Sian Gerard 16.10s. Girls 11 Years  1st  Amy Pearson 16.82s. Girls 12 Years  1st  Vikki Derik-Westaway 14.82s,  2nd  Courtney Guise 14.87s,  3rd  Nataliya Stroganov 15.08s. Girls 14 Years  1st  Michaela Staite 15.66s,  2nd  Larissa Allen 15.77s. Boys 7 Years  1st  Izak Derik-Westaway 16.41s,  2nd  Daniel Cousins 17.53s,  3rd  Henry Thomas 17.91s. Boys 8 Years  1st  Jackson Ross 16.09s,  2nd  Matheson Colquhoun  16.72s,  3rd  Harry Schmack 17.08s. Boys 9 Years  1st  Hugh Cameron 15.60s,  2nd Jed Syme 15.83s,  3rd  Cade Whittaker 15.98s. Boys 10 Years  1st  Josh Sheridan 16.07s,  2nd  Kaleb Finn 16.12s,  3rd  Olly Hood 16.19s. Boys 11 Years  1st  Harry Hood  14.95s,  Toby Lee 15.46s,  3rd  Ben Norton 15.68s. Boys 12 Years  1st  Aiden Campbell 14.24s,  2nd  Laurie Carter 15.07s,  3rd  Logan McCorkindale 16.17s. Track 400m: Girls 10 Years  1st  Ashlee Strawbridge 1.15.00,  2nd  Loren Hay 1.22.93,  3rd  Isabella Roulston 1.23.24. Girls 11 Years  1st  Amy Pearson 1.12.62. Boys 10 Years  1st  Josh Sheridan 1.19.53,  2nd  George Seque 1.22.94,  3rd  Kaleb Finn 1.24.91. Boys 11 Years  1st  Ben Baker 1.13.82,  2nd  Harry Hood 1.13.94,  3rd  Sam Peek 1.24.71. Track 1500m: Girls 12 Years  1st  Bailey Tait  6.38.96,  2nd  Vikki Derik-Westaway 7.35.42,  3rd  Maggie Tarry and Nataliya Stroganov 8.17.31. Boys 12 Years  1st  Logan McCorkindale 6.05.24,  2nd  Aidan Campbell 6.29.39,  3rd  Jack Houston 6.36.54.

Bowls Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre Champion of Champion Triples February 24 Semi Finals: Senior Men: Allenton (P Whinham (S), T Sutton, G Clarke) bt. Ashburton MSA (A Stead (S), R Petrie, D Eaden) 28-10; Ashburton (R Gutberlet (S), M Quinn, H Kemp) bt. Hampstead (P Collins (S), A Macdonald, N Bensdorp) 20-14 Senior Women: Allenton (S Holdom (S), W

Watson, R Davies) bt. Ashburton MSA (S Taylor (S), J Cleghorn, K Muir) 23-16; Ashburton (D Gutberlet (S), G Kelly, O Collins) bt. Methven (M Sullivan (S), R Isherwood, W Suttie) 20-17 Junior Men: Methven (A Holmes (s), D Callaghan, J Lattimore) bt. Ashburton (A Millar (S), R Dakers, R Ford) 25-13; Hinds (N Atkinson(S), B Johnston, A Johnston) bt. Allenton (J Bruce, J Drayton, A Leis) 15-14 Junior Women: Hinds (M Wilkins (S), L Bartlett, H Wilkins) bt. Ashburton ( H Mowatt (S), H Gray, P Smith) 26-15. Finals: Senior Men: Ashburton bt. Allenton 24-17 Senior Women: Allenton bt. Ashburton 20-17 Junior Men: Hinds bt. Methven 22-11 Junior Women: Hinds bt. Rakaia (H Harkerss (S), M White, B Carter) 21-12

Nan Marsh Women’s Triples February 25 Played at MSA Bowling Club 1st Rosemary Bennett (S), Diana King, Diane Vanderweg (Rakaia Bowling Club) 3 wins, 17 ends, 33 points 2nd Gloria Hawkins (S), Relda Prendergast, Joyce Gray (Ashburton Bowling Club) 3 wins, 17 ends, 32 points 3rd Shirley Pagey (S), Barbara Gawn, Win Breach (Methven Bowling Club) 3 wins, 17 ends, 31 points 4th Wendy Suttie (S), Shirley Thomas, Jill Harkerss (Composite Team) 2 wins, 18 ends, 36 points

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club February 22 Monday Evening – 2 rnd Duplicate N/S 1 A van Dyk and M Jones 2 H Blee and P Jowers  3 M Bruce and S Lyons E/W 1 G Brown and D Fisher 2  A Gilbert and S Harris  3  B Blair and I Wray Tuesday Evening – 2rnd Duplicate N/S 1 B Smith and J Knight 2 R Kyle and S Rosevear, 3 M Buckland and M Stowell E/W 1 A Maude and M Moore, 2  A Blain and R Brownlie  3 M Kolkman and A Rooney Wednesday Afternoon - 2 rnd    Duplicate N/S 1 J Lovett and R McLaughlin, 2 A Lysaght and M Moore, 3  M Stowell  and I Taylor E/W 1 K Robb and B Smith, 2 R Kyle and  A Maude, 3 J Wadworth  and P Wise Thursday Evening – 2 Round Duplicate N/S 1 W Kolkman and J Rooney 2 M Buckland and M Stowell. 3 B Smith and J Knight E/W 1 A Reid and S Rosevear. 2   M Kolkman and M Muir 3 J Fechney and M Holdaway

she will head to Southern California in high spirits. There is also one upside to that first round exit from 2012. With the world rankings determined by a 52-week, cumulative system, a player can enhance their ranking by improving on their most recent result at a specific tournament. As for financial incentive, just making the third round, for example, would earn Erakovic a bigger cheque than the $48,000 winner’s prize she received in Memphis. Following Indian Wells, Erakovic faces the prospect of another major

C Smith 22.4-6-52-3-0-0 J Domigan 14.0-5-28-2-0-0 H Cooke 9.0-2-34-0-2-0 M Grattan 10.0-0-48-0-0 R Meyer 19.0-5-45-3-1-0 R Prattley 1.0-0-7-0-0-0 Southland S Wadworth c D Kruger b K Polson ........... 8 R Duffy b T Meyrick .................................... 23 R Meyer c M Winter b R Polson ................ 12 S Fitzgibbon c R Polson b R Phillips ......... 23 J Domigan Ibw b R Phillips ........................ 1 H Blakely c T Meyrick b R Phillips ............. 2 R Prattley Ibw b R Phillips .......................... 1 C Smith Ibw b T Meyrick ............................. 31 H Cooke b R Phillips ................................... 1 M Grattan not out ........................................ 19 J Hodson b R Polson .................................. 5 Total 56.1 overs ........................................... 132 Bowlers R Polson 8.1-2-23-2-0-0 K Polson 7.0-1-28-1-0-0 R Phillips 21.0-4-46-5-0-0 T Meyrick 20.0-7-29-2-0-0 Mid Canterbury R Polson not out  67 D Murari st S Fitzgibbon b M Grattan ........ 32 J Print not out ............................................. 17 Total 19.2 overs .......................................... 122 Bowler J Hodson 5.0-0-25-0-0-0 C Smith 2.0-0-22-0-0-0 H Cooke 3.0-0-18-0-0-0 M Grattan 4.0-0-29-1-0-0 R Meyer 4.0-0-15-0-0-0 R Prattley 1.0-0-1-0-0-0 S Fitzgibbon 0.2-0-6-0-0-0 Southland S Wadworth c M Winter b R Polson ........... 55 R Duffy c D Murari b M Tait ........................ 63 R Meyer c R Polson b R Phillips ................ 22 S Fitzgibbon Ibw b R Phillips ...................... 17 J Domigan Ibw b R Phillips ......................... 4 H Blakely run out (T Meyrick) ..................... 5 R Prattley c D Murari b R Phillips ............... 1 C Smith not out ........................................... 31 H Cooke run out (K Polson) ....................... 10 M Grattan Ibw b R Polson .......................... 8 J Hodson st M Winter b T Meyrick ............ 6 Total 52.2 overs .......................................... 240 Bowler R Polson 16.0-1-73-2-1-0 K Polson 3.0-1-12-0-0-0 R Phillips 13.0-0-49-4-0-0 T Meyrick 10.2-1-36-1-0-0 M Tait 8.0-1-40-1-1-0

Golf Ashburton Golf Club

Cricket Lauriston Cricket Club February 23 3rd Grade Lauriston 209 M Gilbert 71, T Blackburn 39, T Puckett 15. Ashburton College 74 (R Early 3/9 T Blackburn 2/7 M Gilbert 2/21) Player of the day M Gilbert and T Blackburn Lauriston 68 Methven 170 Player of the day C Early (4 Catches) 5th Grade February 16 Lauriston 155/6 (L Begg 25, G Smith 34) Tech 102/15 (T Henderson 4/5, L Begg 3/12) 6th Grade Febryary16 Lauriston 242 Coldstream 222 Player of the day: J Ermio, A Stewart and C Cornelius

Mid Canterbury Cricket February 23 and 24 Mid Canterbury Senior Reps v Southland Senior Reps Mid Canterbury Senior Reps won by 9 wickets Mid Canterbury R Polson b C Smith ..................................... 7 D Murari c S Fitzgibbon b J Domigan ......... 18 J Print b R Meyer ......................................... 51 D Kruger c C Smith b R Meyer ................... 68 M Winter c S Fitzgibbon b J Domigan ....... 0 J Morrison c J Domigan b R Meyer ........... 10 W Southby c C Smith b J Hodson ............. 43 R Phillips c S Wadworth b J Hodson ......... 46 M Tait Ibw b C Smith .................................. 0 T Meyrick c S Wadworth b C Smith ........... 2 K Polson not out .......................................... 0 Total 87.4 overs ........................................... 251 Bowler J Hodson 12.0-2-32-2-0-0

Harvey Norman Brandon Bonanza February 23 and 24 Winner: Kath Shaw with a nett score of 130 Runner Up: David Marsden nett 131 Women’s Grade Results 1st Catherine Bell 140 (c/b); 2nd Karen McRae 140; 3rd Maryanne Glasson 141 (c/b); 4th Sheryl Reid 141; 5th Hilary Lovett 142: 6th Shirley Winter 144; 7th Ellenor Sullivan 145 by c/b. Gross prize Catherine Knight 150. Saturday Nett Rona Evans 69; Sunday Nett Sharon Davidson 69. Senior Men’s Grade Results 1st Jacob Priergaard-Peterson 139; 2nd Brent Clarke 140; 3rd Wayne Smith 141; 4th Brent MacGregor 143(c/b); 5th Richard Leith 143. Gross Prize Simon Wright 146. Best Gross Saturday Jeff Hewitt 74; Best Gross Sunday Adam Marshall 76 by c/b. Intermediate Men’s Grade Results 1st Grant Smith 136; 2nd Ray Lambert 139; 3rd Bob MacGregor 141(c/b); 4th Paul Greer 144(c/b); 5th Bob Winter 144. Best Gross Prize Steve Stratford 165. Junior Men’s Grade Results 1st Steve Kircher 136; 2nd Perry Hunt 137; 3rd George Brown 139; 4th Peter MacAulay 140; 5th Terry O’Reilly 146. Best Gross Prize Murray Wackrow 188 Straightest Drive: Brent Smith Nearest The Pins Saturday: Graeme Bellamy, Helen Argyle, Brent MacGregor, Bob Winter. Nearest The Pins Sunday: Catherine Bell, Nicki Gill, Paul Greer, Helen Argyle. Longest Drives Saturday: Greg Hubbard, Sharon Bradford Longest Drives Sunday: Adam Marshall, Hilary Lovett Teams Prize: tied on 287 were: Ellenor Sullivan, Janice Ackerley, Sheryl Reid, Rhonda Gallagher

tournament in Miami, where last year she made the second round before being ousted by Yanina Wickmayer. In April it’s off to Charleston, the largest women-only tournament in the world which also recruits the majority of the top-ranked players. Erakovic enjoyed some success in South Carolina last year, winning two matches en route to a thirdround defeat to Serena Williams. It all makes for a hectic stretch for Erakovic, before the clay court season starts in Europe, and one in which she will be able to test her new game against some of the world’s top players. Erakovic credited some of her victory in Memphis to a change of approach on the court, one that

favoured power over finesse. “I’m definitely trying to hit bigger shots, especially off my forehandmake it a real weapon and dictate points,” she told Newstalk ZB. “And I’m trying to get more kilometres per hour on my serve as well. If I keep doing that and I keep improving, I tend to have more time and I tend to dominate on the court.” Erakovic said she wasn’t a regular watcher of the world rankings, but she would have been pleased to experience a nine-place jump to No 62 following her maiden title. Her career high in No 39, something which she could approach with favourable results in the following few tournament. - APNZ

and Tom Kearney, Jamie Stone, Gavin Smith, Jeff Williamson.

Martin Reid & June Doig 9-7; Brian Sivier & Patsy Huggins lost to Graham Esker & Sandi Leith 5-9.

Mayfield Golf Club

A Grade Fairton lost to Hampstead 4 matches to 2 Peter Leonard & Rebecca Robinson lost to Tony Brosnahan & Peter Kirwan 5-7, 2-6; Connor Brosnahan & Bradley Chisnall lost to Ben Deeley & William Blacklow 2-6, 4-6; Peter Leonard beat Tony Brosnahan 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-7); Rebecca Robinson lost to Peter Kirwan 1-6, 2-6; Connor Brosnahan lost to Ben Deeley 0-6, 0-6; Bradley Chisnall beat William Blacklow 6-4, 6-4.

9 Hole division February 21 Stroke and stableford Ladies 1st Jill Ludemann 56:20:36 with 20 stb. 2nd Sue Graham 66:28:38 with 18 stb Men 1st Eddie Graham 53:15:38 with 17stb 2nd Ray Thompson 55:15:40 with 13 stb Nearest the Pins: Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 – Jill Ludemann, Mayfield Transport No. 5 – Barbara Inglis

Methven Golf Club February 23 1st Round Rodger Harris Memorial Trophy Stableford Aggregate Senior: Michael Royston 77-12-65 42 Intermediate: Jason Ree 81-15-66 41 Junior A: KJ McCloy 88-21-67 41 Junior B: Mako Matsui 90-27-63 44 Other scores 43 Les Linton, 40 Dayle Lucas, Mark Scrivenor and Russell Currie. 39 Alan Lock, Doug Hamilton, Keith Middleton, Robbie Watson. 38 Ben Rutter, Alan Broomhall, Alastair Maxwell, Ian Davis and Gary Horn. 37 Dave Marsh, Pete Woods, Dave Puckett, Piers Rolton and Athol McAlpine. Twos’ KJ McCloy, Piers Rolton x 2, Alastair Maxwell & Barry Wackwitz. Nearest the Pins: Arabica # 4 Barry Wackwitz, Terrace Downs # 6 Mako Matsui, Skitime # 13 Doug Hamilton, Hunters Wines # 17 Paul Dixey Topnotch Four Square Best Nett Mako Matsui 63 Second Best Nett Les Linton 64 Aqua Japanese Restaurant Best Gross Dayle Lucas 73 Next Week Medal Round and 2nd Stableford Aggregate:1st Mount Harding Blue Tees (Also Kemp and the McGettigan) Bar Duty: March 2 Phil Trail and E Meaclem, March 9 C McHugh and D Callaghan, March 16 KJ McCloy and L Linton

Methven Ladies Golf February 20 Harrison Trays Lynn Worsfold/Heather Middleton 66.5 Sharryn Bree/Gwen Goodwin 68 Jenny Senior/Naomi Fairfull 68.5. Twos: J. Senior. N.Fairfull. Nearest to Pin No 4 Dorothy No 13 Jane No 17 Jenny

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight par February 21 Senior; Brendan Hurley 6 up, Michael Thomas 5 up, Chris Bell 4 up, Bill Mason 3 up, Gordon Rennie 3 up, Kerry Venmore 3 up, Ryan Ford 3 up, Paul Gray 3 up. Junior; John Vucetich 4 up, John Harris 3 up, Mata Kamati 2 up, Lyndon Moore 2 up, Ritchie Watson 2 up, Craig Paulin 2 up . Women; Sally Cain 4 up, Judy Johns 3 up, Kirsty McAuliff 1 up, Elizabeth Collins 1 up.

Shooting Ashburton Rifle Club

Dorie beat Methven 4 matches to 2 Rhys Cromie & Murray Aymes beat Jayden Cromie & Ben Wright 6-0, 6-3; Todd Boag & Jess McCloy won by walkover; Rhys Cromie beat Jayden Cromie 6-4, 6-4; Murray Aymes lost to Ben Wright 4-6, 4-6; Todd Boag lost to James Watt 0-6, 2-6; Jess McCloy won by walkover. A Reserve Hinds/Mayfield beat Allenton Gold 5 matches to 1 Hayden McNulty & Angus Rollinson beat Bryn Looij & Erin Connelly-Whyte 6-0, 6-3; Hugh Rollinson & Rebecca Reith beat Aaron Reid & Imogen Reid 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7); Hayden McNulty beat Bryn Looij 6-3, 6-2; Hugh Rollinson beat Aaron Reid 6-1, 6-2; Angus Rollinson beat Imogen Reid 6-0, 6-0; Rebecca Reith lost to Erin Connelly-Whyte 1-6, 0-6. Hampstead Gold lost to Hampstead Blue 56 games to 48 Peter Leslie & Jamie Burrows lost to Christal Brosnahan & Milly Young 4-6, 0-6; Shannon Crequer & Angus Mears beat Nicole Purdom & Jukia Imai 6-3, 6-3; Peter Leslie lost to Christal Brosnahan 1-6, 1-6; Jamie Burrows beat Milly Young 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-5); Shannon Crequer lost to Nicole Purdom 6-3, 4-6, 0-1 (5-10); Angus Mears beat Jukia Imai 6-4, 6-4. Tinwald lost to Hinds/Longbeach 5 matches to 1 Sam Bubb & Ryan Feutz lost to Duncan Rollinson & Charlie Stock 6-2, 0-6, 0-1 (4-10); Liam Schikker & Cannan Elvines lost to Nic Jansen & William Reith 4-6, 2-6; Sam Bubb lost to Duncan Rollinson 1-6, 0-6; Ryan Feutz beat Charlie Stock 6-1, 6-4; Liam Schikker lost to Nic Jansen 4-6, 2-6; Cannan Elvines lost to William Reith 3-6, 0-6. Allenton Maroon lost to Methven White 4 matches to 2 Larissa Allan & Hanna Lloyd lost to Flynn Ness & Hamish Hood 2-6, 2-6; Fran Connelly-Whyte & Oliver McKeown beat Irene Anderson & Ella McKendry 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7); Larissa Allan lost to Flynn Ness 3-6, 4-6; Hannah Lloyd lost to Irene Anderson 2-6, 2-6; Fran Connelly-Whyte lost to Hamish Hood 0-6, 0-6; Oliver McKeown beat Ella McKendry 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).

& Max Langley 9-2; Erin Connelly-Whyte lost to Oliver McKeown 4-6, 6-7 (7-9); Ryan Feutz beat Liam Schikker 6-2, 6-1; Fran Connelly-Whyte lost to Sam McAtamney 1-6, 6-4, 0-1 (7-10); Aaron Martizano beat Max Langley 6-1, 6-1. Junior A Hampstead Hurricanes lost to Allenton Maroon 4 matches to 2 Vlad Barbu & Felicity Dalzell lost to Maisie Looij & Charlotte Muir 4-6; Thomas O’Brien & Troy Wilson lost to Tori Kelland & Jordyn Kell 3-6; Vlad Barbu lost to Maisie Looij 2-9; Felicity Dalzell beat Charlotte Muir 9-3; Troy Wilson lost to Tori Kelland 6-9; Thomas O’Brien beat Jordyn Kell 9-7. Longbeach beat Hampstead Rackets by default Hinds beat Tinwald Trojans 4 matches to 2 Ryan McNulty & Emma Jansen beat Tyler Leonard & Hannah Kirwan 6-3; Jaidyn Busch & Mary Yeatman beat Victoria Sandrey & Abbey Brady 6-3; Ryan McNulty lost to Tyler Leonard 4-9; Emma Jansen lost to Hannah Kirwan 2-9; Jaidyn Busch beat Victoria Sandrey 9-3; Mary Yeatman beat Abbey Brady 9-8 (7-3). Wakanui lost to Allenton Green 6 matches to 0 Jake Keenan & Harrison Davies lost to Edwin Dargue & Liam Donnelly 3-6; Jabe Settle & Cory Paul lost to Millie Ness & Harry Dargue 5-6 (7-9); Jake Keenan lost to Edwin Dargue 6-9; Harrison Davies lost to Liam Donnelly 1-9; Jabe Settle lost to Millie Ness 2-9; Cory Paul lost to Harry Dargue 4-9. Hampstead Crusaders beat Methven Silver 6 matches to 0 Quinn Ritchie & Lewis Potts beat Sam & George 6-3; Jake Hastie & Oliver Hastie beat Mark & Daniel 6-2; Quinn Ritchie beat Sam 9-1; Lewis Potts beat George 9-2; Jack Hastie beat Mark 9-6; Oliver Hastie beat Daniel 9-1. Rakaia beat Dorie 6 matches to 0 Hannah Helem & Daniel Hadfield beat Timothy Bassett & Hamish Sloper 6-3; Justice Robinson & Marcus Bishop beat Meg Gilbert & Thomas Mones-Cazon 6-1; Hannah Helem beat Timothy Bassett 9-1; Justice Robinson beat Hamish Sloper 9-2; Daniel Hadfield beat Meg Gilbert 9-4; Marcus Bishop beat Thomas Mones-Cazon 9-1. Junior B Tinwald Blue beat Rakaia Black 4 matches to 2 Grace Adams & Mitchell Farr beat Josh Bloomfield & Jessie Blakemore 6-5; Sophie Adams & Kate Brady beat Josh Dennett & Reilly Langley 6-4; Grace Adams beat Josh Bloomfield 6-2; Mitchell Farr beat Josh Dennett 6-3; Sophie Adams lost to Reilly Langley 1-6; Kate Brady lost to Jessie Blakemore 1-6. Methven Green beat Longbeach Tryhards 25 games to 18 Jack Sheridan & Ollie Pooler lost to Ashleigh Bagrie & Laura Bagrie 3-6; Harry Pooler & Annalise Early beat Krystal Gane & Jake Gane 6-0; Jack Sheridan lost to Ashleigh Bagrie 0-6; Harry Pooler lost to Laura Bagrie 4-6; Annalise Early beat Krystal Gane 6-0; Ollie Pooler beat Jake Gane 6-0. Allenton beat Hinds 31 games to 22 Lachlan Hyde & Nicholas Wilson lost to Patrick Harnett & Felix Harnett 2-6; Joseph Allen-Perkins & Jonathan Rollinson beat Connor Allen & Caleb Collins 6-4; Nicholas Wilson lost to Patrick Harnett 2-6; Lachlan Hyde beat Felix Harnett 6-4; Joseph Allen-Perkins lost to Connor Allen 0-6; Jonathan Rollinson beat Caleb Collins 6-5.

Hinds Black beat Rakaia 6 matches to 0 Hayden Jefferson & Elliot Wilson beat Thomas Scott & Jahmaica Kulsen 6-1; Hamish MacLeod & Amelia McKeown beat Jazmin Blakemore & Sarah Mattson 6-2; Hayden Jefferson beat Thomas Scott 6-0; Elliot Wilson beat Jahmaica Kulsen 6-3; Hamish MacLeod beat Jazmin Blakemore 6-0; Amelia McKeown beat Sarah Mattson 6-2. Hampstead Sting beat Longbeach Spinners 5 matches to 1 Levi Deal & Emma-Louise Stagg beat Hunter Brooke & Charlie Brooke 6-0; Luke Prendergast & Timothy Connelly-Whyte beat Emily Bitmead & Charlotte Gray 6-3; Levi Deal beat Hunter Brooke 6-0; Emma-Louise Stagg beat Charlie Brooke 6-0; Luke Prendergast beat Emily Bitmead 6-0; Timothy Connelly-Whyte lost to Charlotte Gray 4-6.

Christchurch Challenger Grade February 22 Mid Canterbury Black lost to Edgeware Gold 6 sets to 7 Singles Aidan Mitchell lost to Tom McGowan 3-6, 4-6; Connor Brosnahan lost to Dylan Ward 4-6, 0-6; Jamie Burrows lost to Mike Melbourne 1-6, 3-6; Hamish Hood won by walkover. Doubles Aidan Mitchell & Connor Brosnahan beat Tom McGowan & Dylan Ward 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (7-2); Jamie Burrows & Hamish Hood won by walkover. Mid Canterbury Blue lost to Elmwood Red 5 matches to 1 Singles James Watt lost to Jack Tiller 0-6, 1-6; Duncan Rollinson lost to Phillip Hoeper 0-6, 1-6; Flynn Ness beat John Lynch 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6); Sam Bubb lost to Fong Fu 7-5, 2-6, 0-1 (0-10). Doubles James Watt & Duncan Rollinson lost to Jack Tiller & Phillip Hoeper 1-6, 0-6; Flynn Ness & Sam Bubb lost to John Lynch & Fong Fu 2-6, 1-6. Mid Canterbury lost to Waimari Red 4 matches to 2 Singles Ashleigh Leonard lost to Michel Matson 6-1, 6-1; Stacey Hopwood los tot Holly Matson 6-1, 0-6, 0-1 (3-7); Millie Young lost to Ruby Spencer 6-1, 2-6, 0-1 (3-7); Larissa Allan beat Grace Cocks 6-0, 7-5. Doubles Ashleigh Leonard & Stacey Hopwood lost to Michel Matson & Holly Matson 6-1, 6-2; Millie Young & Larissa Allan beat Ruby Spencer & Grace Cocks 6-1, 6-0.

Draws Bowls

Ashburton Bowling Club First National Aussie Mixed Pairs. February 27, 12.30 Start [Whites] skips: M Anderson, N Atkinson, I Blackwood, J Bruce, C Cleghorn, P Collins, G, Crack,C Dennis, J Drayton, G Eder, A Gowan, O Gray, D Gutberlet, R Gutberlet, B Harper, R Herriot, A Hill,  B Holdom, H Johnston, R Keeling, H Kemp, D Kiddey, , J Lilley, K Lynn,  A Mackenzie, D Muir, M Quinn, B Robinson, J Ryk, G Taylor, W Watson, B White, Inquiries; Ph 3087907.


February 24 600 yards Peter Newman 47.5, 50.2, 97.7, John Snowden 49.7, 48.1, 97.5, Tim Webb 46.5, 49.3, 95.8, John Miller 47.3, 47.7, 94.10, Sandy Collett 44.3, 47.2, 91.5, Murray Cook 45.2, 46.2, 91.4, Darian Miller 43.0, 47.1, 90.1, John Fleming 44.1, 42.0, 86.1, Coby Snowden 41.0, 40, 81. Free rifle, Harvey Westland 52, 54, 106.


Tinwald beat Allenton 4 matches to 2 Simon Jordan & Kyle Brown lost to Jack Deeley & Ashleigh Leonard 3-6,6-7 (7-10); Michael Donaldson & Aidan Mitchell beat Brenton Donaldson & MaryAnne Thyne 6-2, 6-4; Simon Jordan lost to Jack Deeley 2-6, 6-4, 0-1 (6-10); Aidan Mitchell beat Ashleigh Leonard 6-2, 6-2; Michael Donaldson beat Brenton Donaldson 6-4, 6-2; Kyle Brown beat Mary-Anne Thyne 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (12-10).

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Marina Erakovic with her guitar-shaped trophy after defeating Sabine Lisicki, of Germany, in their final round tennis match at the US National Indoor Championships at the weekend.

Mid Canterbury Tennis February 23 Mixed Masters Gold beat Red 4 matches to 2 Dennis Taylor & Bob Riseley beat Chris Thomas & Rose Wilson 9-4; Reg Donaldson & Maree Allen lost to Faye Ruddenklau & Denys Patterson 4-9; Dennis Taylor & Maree Allen beat Chris Thomas & Denys Patterson 9-8; Bob Riseley & Reg Donaldson lost to Rose Wilson & Faye Ruddenklau 7-9; Dennis Taylor & Reg Donaldson beat Chris Thomas & Faye Ruddenklau 9-4; Bob Riseley & Maree Allen beat Rose Wilson & Denys Patterson 9-4.

B Grade Methven Jade beat Tinwald Orange 4 matches to 2 Dean Wilson & Jarrod Hill beat Ella Sinclair & Albertine Hefford 9-5; Samantha Molloy & Amelia Holmes beat Emily-Jane Farr & Sally Cunneen 9-6; Dean Wilson lost to Ella Sinclair 5-7, 1-6; Jarrod Hill lost to Albertine Hefford 6-3, 4-6, 0-1 (6-10); Samantha Molloy beat Emily Jane Farr 6-3, 6-3; Amelia Holmes beat Sally Cunneen 6-2, 6-4. Pic ‘n’ Mix lost to Methven Black 6 sets to 4 Kate Wild & Harriet Stock beat Paddy Ahearn & Quinton Pannett 9-2; Jake Edwards & Cannan Elvines lost to Laura Muckle & Alice Todhunter 8-9 (7-9); Kate Wild beat Paddy Ahearn 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11); Jake Edwards beat Laura Muckle 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5); Harriet Stock lost to Alice Todhunter 0-6, 0-6; Cannan Elvines lost to Quinton Pannett 4-6, 5-7.

Junior C Methven Gold defaulted to Hinds Silver

Hampstead Flames beat Longbeach Ace’s by default


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March 2 The second qualifying Round for the Club Championships (Blue Tees) Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a 12 noon start Saturday Starters: Morning B Bain and S Beavan; Afternoon S Richards & C Galway Results B Nuttall & N Sutton.


Orange drew with Green 46 games all David Fisher & Brian Sivier beat Martin Reid & Graham Esker 9-5; Pauline Scott & Patsy Huggins lost to June Doig & Sandi Leith 8-9; David Fisher & Patsy Huggins lost to Martin Reid & Sandi Leith 6-9; Brian Sivier & Pauline Scott beat Graham Esker & June Doig 9-7; David Fisher & Pauline Scott beat

Rakaia lost to Allenton 4 matches to 2 Georgia Benny & Holly Wild lost to Sam Bubb & Angus Mears 3-9; Jake Benny & Jacob Pye lost to Rosie Twamley & Nic Thomassen 5-9; Georgia Benny lost to Sam Bubb 2-6, 0-6; Jake Benny lost to Angus Mears 0-6, 3-6; Holly Wild beat Rosie Twamley 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Pye beat Nic Thomassen 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12-10)..

Hampstead beat Tinwald White 4 matches to 2 Erin Connelly-Whyte & Ryan Feutz beat Oliver McKeown & Sam McAtamney 9-5; Fran ConnellyWhyte & Aaron Martizano beat Liam Schikker

Methven Brown beat Tinwald Green 26 games to 22 Liam Heavan & Bailey Allred lost to Ashlee Strawbridge & Loren Hay 3-6; Ashleigh Allred & Charlie Brown beat James Brady & Jasmin Strawbridge 6-0; Liam Heavan lost to Ashlee Strawbridge 3-6; Bailey Allred lost to Loren Hay 2-6; Ashleigh Allred beat James Brady 6-0; Charlie Brown beat Jasmin Strawbridge 6-4.

Methven Orange beat Methven Red 5 matches to 1 Thomas Leithwaite & Josh Molloy beat Josh Sheridan & Kate Braidwood 6-0; Harry Faulks & Reilly Duff beat Sophie Innes & Emma Lake-Hill 6-1; Thomas Leithwaite lost to Josh Sheridan 3-6; Josh Molloy beat Kate Braidwood 6-0; Harry Faulks beat Sophie Innes 6-4; Reilly Duff beat Emma Lake-Hill 6-0.


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Open Grade - Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre March 2 A Reserve 12.15pm Methven White v Hinds/Longbeach; Tinwald v Hampstead Gold; Methven Purple v Allenton Maroon; Hinds/Mayfield v Hampstead Blue; Allenton Gold v bye A Grade 1.30pm Allenton v Hampstead; Fairton v Methven; Tinwald v Dorie



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Bulldogs suspend NRL star Barba Suspended Canterbury superstar Ben Barba has been described as “ill” by the NRL club’s chief executive Todd Greenberg. The Bulldogs stood the champion fullback down indefinitely yesterday citing behavioural issues and Greenberg said he would not be playing when the season began. The move came just two days before the 2012 Dally M Medal winner was due to officially launch the new season and Greenberg has

advised the NRL he won’t be there. “Ben Barba is ill and he needs help,” said Greenberg, who added the youngster was dealing with numerous personal issues and had breached the club’s code of conduct, although it was not a police matter. Greenberg declined to detail what had happened to provoke the suspension but said the player needed “professional help” to deal with his problems and the

club was doing what it could to assist him. It has been reported that Barba recently separated from his partner Ainslie Currie, with whom he has two children. Greenberg said there was no indication when Barba may next be seen on the football field. “It could be six weeks, it could be six months,” said Greenberg, who believed the suspension and time out of the spotlight to over-

come his problems would come as a “relief” to Barba. “Ben’s at a point where I think football is the furthest thing from his mind. “Whilst we all know the undoubted on-field attributes and abilities that Ben displays, we must always maintain our focus on the more important issues of personal development and accountability.” Barba apologised for letting

down the club and his fans, but said he had come to a point where he had to face his demons head on. “I’m incredibly sad to be stepping aside as I’ve been so blessed with what’s happened to me over the past few years,” Barba said in a statement. “But I feel as though I would be wearing a mask if I didn’t confront the matters I’ve been dealing with until now.

“I feel it is best to deal with these problems front on and I believe that by doing so, this will make me a better person and player in the future. “This will be a step-by-step process for me and whilst I hope to return to football soon, I hope that through this next period, you can respect my privacy so that sooner rather than later, I can return to playing rugby league as best I can.” - AAP

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Black Sticks women draw second test The New Zealand women’s hockey team are a much happier side after yesterday’s 1-1 draw against world No 2 Argentina in their second test in Rosario. After Sunday’s 4-1 opening loss, the Kiwis played a much tighter defensive game and showed more pressure in attack for longer periods. Stacey Michelsen captained the side and also scored the equaliser late in the first half. “It was a much improved and more disciplined performance, particularly our penalty corner defence. We still missed some chances that would have won us the game, but hopefully we can really make the most of our opportunities on Wednesday,” said coach Mark Hager. “We are a young side with a lot of new players. We had a good debrief and there were a lot of learnings. It is pleasing to see that there is definite improvement in the areas that we targeted and that this showed in the scoreline,” he added. Argentina got ahead after Noel Barrionuevo scored a penalty stroke 15 minutes into the first half. Michelsen took a cracking reverse stick shot which the goalkeeper initially saved and then Michelsen scored from the rebound.  - APNZ

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Methven’s Jim Lattimore rolls up in the junior men’s champion of champion triples semi-final against Hinds at the Hampstead Bowling Club on Sunday.

Allenton reigns supreme on the green By Jonathan Leask The last of the champion of champion series had Ashburton and Allenton sharing the senior triples titles and Hinds dominating the juniors at Hampstead on Sunday. Ashburton senior men’s trio of Roger Gutberlet, Mike Quinn and Harold Kemp outlasted Allenton’s Pete Whinham, Tom Sutton and Graham Clarke 24-17 in the final. Ashburton overcame Hampstead 20-14 in the semifinals with Ashburton too strong for Ashburton MSA 28-10. In the senior women it was

Allenton’s Sandra Holdom, Wendy Watson and Rachael Davies came out on top of Ashburton’s Dianne Gutberlet, Gillian Kelly and Ollie Collins 20-17. Like the men, the Allenton women had also ended the Ashburton MSA’s run in the semi-finals 23-16 while Ashburton had a hard-fought 20-17 win over Methven to make the final. Ashburton and Allenton were in the thick of the action in the junior men as well but both were beaten in the semi-finals, with Hinds edging out Allenton 15-16 and Methven having a 25-13 win over Ashburton. The Hinds combination of Neil

Atkinson, Bob Johnston and Allan Johnston then overcame Methven’s Anthony Holmes, Dave Callaghan and Jim Lattimore 22-11. In the junior women Hinds’ Mavis Wilkins, Lettie Bartlett and Heidi Wilkins beat Ashburton 26-15 in the only semi-final before outplaying Rakaia’s Jill Harkerss, Maureen White and Barbarra Carter 21-12. Out of the champion of champion events, Allenton reigned supreme taking eight titles this summer with Ashburton the next best with 4. Methven and Hinds both had two with Ashburton MSA and Tinwald one each.

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Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 yesterday as pole sitter Danica Patrick’s bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish. Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr at Daytona International Speedway to win “The Great American Race” for the second time while Mark Martin was third. Australian Marcus Ambrose was amongst the lead group of drivers when the 200-lap race re-started with six laps left but struggled to avoid a final lap pile-up to limp over the finish line in 18th place. Patrick, already the first woman to earn pole position for a race in NASCAR’s elite series, grabbed another slice of racing history when she became the first woman to lead a lap of the Daytona 500 and the first to lead a lap of a Sprint Cup race under a green flag. “It was nice to run up in that lead group,” Patrick said. “The only downside was I didn’t get a chance to take a risk. “I am here to learn. I felt pretty comfortable. Taking the green flag, that is the best place to be on the track.” Jeff Gordon, starting beside her on the front row, seized the lead on the first lap but, when Patrick moved to the front on the 90th, it was to a huge ovation from the crowd. She ran in front for a total of five laps. It was another milestone for Patrick, who was a rookie in 2005 when she became the first woman to lead laps in the Indianapolis 500. Patrick ran in the top 10 for most of the race. A slow early pitstop cost her some places, but moved to the front after a quick stop before the third restart from a caution shortly before the halfway point. From there, she held off Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer at the start-finish line to lead the 90th and 91st laps. She regained the lead on the 127th lap after Kenseth made a scheduled pit stop, then led through the 129th lap until making another stop herself. Patrick was running in third on the final lap in her bright green Chevrolet. But when Earnhardt made his move on the inside of the speedway oval, she was shuffled back. Patrick, who appeared to have plenty of speed, admitted she just didn’t know what move she could have made to try to seize the victory. - AFP

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Breakthrough win for Marshall College cricketers After knocking on the door all season, Matt Marshall finally secured a Tinwald Cycling Club victory in the picturesque Terrace Downs 50km handicap on Sunday. The club headed up the Rakaia Gorge starting at Terrace Downs and winding their way to Lake Coleridge and back but there was little time to take in the back country scenery. Marshall had come close on a number of occasions and again had to work hard at the finish but managed to hold out the fast finishing Kristine Marriott to secure the win.

Richard Kirwan produced his best race of the season coming in third behind Marriott. Craig Roulston is another benefiting from mid-week training sessions, pulling out a solid ride to take fourth with the ever present Rachel Thow fifth. The scratch riders had worked hard all day to come in 30 seconds behind the winner, with Nathan Tew recording the fastest time of 80.43 minutes from co-markers Brad Hudson and Tony Ward. Earlier the juniors and division two

competed over 16km. Jake Beeman, back on the bike after a break, rode strongly off the scratch mark to take the win and set the fastest time, recording 30.43 minutes. Bailey O’Donnell had a super ride to secure second while Caitlin Titheridge also pulled out a top effort, showing strength on the undulating course to grab third. Oliver Davidson and his sister Connie battled out for fourth with Oliver having the last say. Drew Titheridge took out ddivision two.

Northern Mystics leadership questioned By Dana Johannsen The leadership at Northern Mystics is being questioned after the young Auckland side’s disastrous showing at a preseason tournament in Melbourne at the weekend. Having already lost the services of star defender Anna Harrison, who withdrew from the squad this month after announcing her pregnancy, the Mystics have been without their captain, Maria Tutaia, for a crucial chunk of the preseason as she holidayed in France. The Auckland side lost all three of their fixtures at the weekend, including a 25-39 defeat at the hands of last year’s wooden spooners, the Mainland Tactix. With the Mystics trying to bed in an all-new midcourt and still developing defensive combinations after the loss of Harrison and key utility Charlotte Kight, the weekend’s tournament was a good opportunity to develop their through-court links.

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Allenton bowler Sandra Keith has another national title, helping the Canterbury women take out the National Intercentre championships in Auckland on Sunday. The South Island centres of Canterbury and Dunedin became the top teams in the country after three days of intense regional rivalry on the Howick greens, as Canterbury won the women’s title and Dunedin the men’s title in the finals on Sunday. The Canterbury women took on Nelson in the final which came down to the fours. Black Jacks Jan Khan of Canterbury and Val Smith fought their own battle in the women’s singles final, ending in a 22-20 impasse that favoured Smith. The loss didn’t dampen the Cantabrians’ spirits as national open pairs champions Sandra Keith and Serena Matthews made good on their promise to “keep on winning”. Keith and Matthews beat Nelson players Jo Edwards and Amy McIlroy, 21-17 to take the final. “It was never going to be an easy game, but Serena played well up front and we just played good bowls to get keep our lead.” Keith said. The win continued another strong season from Keith who isn’t finished yet. “Nah, I’m not sick of winning. “It’s also pretty exciting to be back here in a few weeks to play for New Zealand in the trans-Tasman,” Keith said. Keith almost didn’t have the opportunity to add another title after Canterbury had to scrape through their semi-final against Hawke’s Bay, when the fours drew 15-all and Canterbury squeezed through into the final on differential, courtesy of a 21-7 win by Keith and Matthews. The Canterbury fours then had a 14-9 victory over the Nelson quartet in the final to silence any critics and seal the win for Canterbury. In the men’s competition, Dunedin, boasting the likes of former New Zealand representative and Commonwealth Games singles bronze medallist Mike Kernaghan, 2013 National Open Singles Champion Shaun Scott and a wealth of lesser known class bowlers, defeated Manawatu. Kernaghan stood out in the field as the only unbeaten player in the entire tournament. The veteran bowler met Manawatu’s Ross Ellery in a gripping final that finally went Kernaghan’s way, 25-19, after a late comeback that kept the vocal crowd on their toes. In the pairs, Scott and lead Mark Watt kept the game points coming, but were defeated in the final against Craig Gush and Phillip Skoglund 9-12 after beating Wellington up-and-comer Lance Pascoe and Justin Goodwin 18-17 in the semi-final. Perhaps the tightest game in the final was the fours match that went Dunedin’s way in a last-ditch turnaround that saw the South Islanders take the final three ends after trailing 8-11. Dunedin won 12-11 after a final bowl run shot by Manawatu skip Pat Horgan failed to hit its target.


Ruth Aitken The untimely absence of Tutaia, along with injury to former Silver Fern midcourter Grace Rasmussen, meant Mystics newcomers Malia Paseka, Elisapeta Toeava, Lavinia Vaitohi, Jessica Bourke and

Erikana Pederson experienced a baptism of fire in their first taste of ANZ Championship netball. Mystics coach Ruth Aitken, who is herself in a caretaker role at the club with Debbie Fuller stepping aside because of family commitments, admitted it wasn’t ideal for the team to be without their captain for their preseason fixtures. Tutaia and the other Silver Ferns in the group had already missed two weeks of training in January and February to attend national training camps, leaving Aitken without consistency in her squad for the build-up. Aitken said Tutaia had approval from the franchise to travel to France, where her rugby-playing boyfriend Roimata Hansell-Pune is based, but her leave was approved at a time when it was thought the tournament would be held over the first weekend of March. “[The tournament dates] were changed quite late, so we were fine with [Tutaia] going. It is pretty challenging for her with her partner being based overseas, so it’s a long

time before she sees him again,” Aitken said. Leadership was always going to be a crucial area for the Mystics this year after the retirement of their inspirational captain and club stalwart Temepara Bailey (nee George) at the end of last season. That was compounded by the loss of experienced defenders Harrison and Kight, but Aitken said she was confident she still had enough leaders in her group. “It’s about players stepping up. We’re really lucky we’ve got [Australian import] Julie Corletto in the defence end and while she is still getting used to everything she is a great leader in her own right. We’ve got Grace stepping up in the midcourt and with Maria in the forward court I think we’ve got good experience in there.” Provided Rasmussen’s calf injury receives the all clear, Aitken will finally have her full group back together this week. With just four weeks until their season opener against early title favourites the Melbourne Vixens, the Mystics have their work cut out as they

look to address the key areas where they were exposed over the weekend. The biggest concern is their midcourt as Mystics management grapple with whether to play some of their more established players out of position, or throw their youngsters straight into the deep end. Aitken said the rookies in the team received a wake-up call in Melbourne. “It was a big step up for them and they certainly know what sort of competition they’re in now.” The two sides to miss the weekend’s tournament in Melbourne - the Magic and Pulse - enjoyed a competitive hit-out against each other in New Plymouth on Saturday. The defending champion Magic side had a 78-71 win over the Pulse, with both teams making liberal changes throughout the match, played over six 15-minute periods. With two Silver Ferns Liana Leota and Joline Henry - still to join the Pulse line-up, Robyn Broughton’s side look strong topfour contenders. - APNZ

just short of target By Jonathan Leask

The Ashburton College 1st XI posted their biggest total of the season but were 54 runs short against St Andrews in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ cricket competition on Saturday. Playing the first one-day game of the new season, as secondary school cricket runs over a calendar year, college managed to post their highest total of the season but it couldn’t match St Andrews’ first innings effort. St Andrew’s batsman Henry Shipley scored an unbeaten 129 to lead the way in their 250/7, with the next best score being 33 extras. Jordan Scott-Wells took 3/50

from his 10 overs and Jack Dudley 2/41 from his nine. Runs have been hard to come by for college so far this season but they produced their best effort yet chasing the daunting target. Scott-wells was out in the second over with college yet to add a run but Tom Dudley and Jack Meyrick combined for a 136-run second wicket partnership. Meyrick made 76 before Dudley fell two runs later for 34 at 138/3 but the remaining batsmen were unable to maintain the momentum to reach the target. Josh Gill made 17 and Mark Mably finished up 12 not out as college finished up with a season best 196/9 but were 54 runs shy of St Andrew’s total.

Ko finishes in tie for 14th World No1 amateur Lydia Ko has fired a three under par 69 in the final round of the Thailand LPGA Championship to finish in a share of 14th place at the LPGA Tour event. The 15-year-old, who was playing in Thailand after winning the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open and finishing third at the Australian Open in consecutive weeks, had another fine week at the Siam Country Club in Chonburi. Ko carded rounds of 69, 71, 74 and 69 for a five under par total of 283 to finish seven shots back from the South Korean winner Inbee Park who won by one shot from local hope Ariya Jutanugarn. The Pinehurst School student made five birdies and two bogeys in her final round that saw her climb five places and once again place near the top of a world-class field. She kept alive her record of never missing a cut in a professional event

and claimed the title for the leading amateur at the event finishing 15 shots ahead of Thailand’s Suppamas Sangchan. Ko will now head to Queenstown to play in the NZ PGA Pro-Am at The Hills where she will play as a celebrity amateur in the tournament that begins on Thursday. Australian-based Kiwi Michael Long saved his best for last when he carded a six under par 66 in the final round of the Victorian Open to finish in a share of 14th place on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The New Zealand Open champion of 1996 had rounds of 77, 67, 70 and 66 for an eight under par 280 total to finish five shots back from Australian Matthew Giles who won the title by one shot. Long made seven birdies and a bogey in his final round that saw him climb from a share of 40th place into the top 15.  - APNZ



ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, February 26, 2013


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Concussion headache for coach a detached retina, suffered while playing for the Hurricanes last season. He passed a psychometric concussion test yesterday, with a physical test the next step in the process. If Smith passes that he will be allowed to take part in contact training. Smith’s leadership could be crucial against the Reds, who have had a mixed start to the season. They lost the opener against the Brumbies in Canberra but beat their biggest rivals the Waratahs at their Suncorp Stadium home in the weekend. The Reds under Ewen McKenzie are often difficult customers at home and adding to the difficulties for the Hurricanes is the late kick-off – 8.20pm local time or 11.20pm in New Zealand. Also monitoring Smith’s recovery will be All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. The 30-year-old Smith is said to be taking a sabbatical later this year and won’t be available for the All Blacks’ European tour. With Richard Kahui recovering from shoulder surgery and leaving the Chiefs for Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season, and Tamati Ellison also making a comeback from an operation, Hansen needs options for the No13 jersey. Tim Nanai-Williams was outstanding there for the Chiefs in the victory over the Highlanders, scoring two tries in the process, but is very inexperienced. Highlander Ben Smith is looming as a safe option, with Rene Ranger also in the frame if he can impress at the Blues this season. Crusader Robbie Fruean will want to press his claims against Ranger at Eden Park on Friday night. It will be the Crusaders’ first competition match of the season after a bye in round one. - APNZ

By Patrick McKendry Conrad Smith’s travel plans this week are still to be decided after the All Blacks centre failed a sideline concussion test in the Hurricanes’ defeat by the Blues in Wellington. Smith, the Hurricanes’ captain, was to undergo a fitness test yesterday, after which he would be monitored for headaches. If he suffers any adverse effects, he won’t be on the plane for the match against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday night. The Hurricanes leave tomorrow but no announcement will be made on Smith’s inclusion until today. “He needs to pass the physical test now,” coach Mark Hammett said yesterday. “If he’s not cleared then he won’t [fly to Brisbane]. He needs to be cleared today to be able to pass that seven-day protocol. “He’s in pretty good shape and in pretty good spirits. “He generally doesn’t have a lot of knocks. He’s had a few eye injuries but this is not an eye injury. I think he’ll be fine.” Smith left the Westpac Stadium field after colliding with Rene Ranger in the 70th minute of the 34-20 defeat, a dispiriting one for the Hurricanes who had plenty of opportunities to punish the Blues. The Pitch Side Concussion Assessment has been introduced to Super Rugby this season. Hammett added: “He got a knock, but he felt fine. He felt fine straight after the game when I was talking to him, but that doesn’t always determine how bad a concussion is.” One of the worst concussions Smith has suffered came in 2010 when he blacked out after taking the ball into a tackle. His most serious eye injury was

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By Jonathan Leask Six Ashburton swimmers hit the Aquatic Centre in Wellington for the New Zealand National Age Group Championships today. Joseph Brown, Lucy Clough, Caitlin Johnstone, Grace Sommerville, Jake O’Grady and Sam Woolf will be among over 700 swimmers from across the country descending on Wellington, with Ashburton Swim coach Carl Gordon was confident his swimmers can make a splash. “Lucy, Caitlin, Grace and Joseph are all seeded in the top three in their age groups in some

- coach Carl Gordon of their events so I’m hopeful they can perform to their potential and finish in the top three,” Gordon said. “I think we should pick up a couple of medals. What type and colour is the tricky part but we would be disappointed if we came home empty-handed. “It’s one of those events where your seeding is only an indication and the higher level of competition brings the best out of people

so you can just never know what you’ll be up against.” Last year Ashburton picked up two national titles, three silver and five bronze as well as a number of Eastern District records. In the 16-year-old girls’ event Sommerville become a national champion, picked up two silver and a bronze but she may have a harder time this year. “Grace steps up an age group

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into the 17 and 18-year-olds as opposed to just 16-year-olds so she is in the younger bracket and will find the competition a lot harder.” Of the six swimmers Gordon said they were all reasonably experienced enough at the national level to handle the competition, even the “relative newcomer” Woolf who has two events in 15-year-old-boys and had the potential of a top performance. It’s a big week for the swimmers with heat sessions in the morning before finals at night across the five days.

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Mid Canterbury finally deliver in Hawke Cup After three heavy defeats Mid Canterbury claimed an outright win in the Hawke Cup over the defending zone champions Southland in Invercargill to finish their rep cricket season on a bright note. After struggling for runs over the previous three weekends Mid Canterbury put together partnerships and then piled on the pressure in the field to deny

third wicket stand. Both batsman and captain Matt Winter all fell with the score on 143 for Mid Canterbury to be looking in trouble at 143/5. Will Southby and Rhys Phillips then added a 77-run seventh wicket partnership to get Mid Canterbury out of trouble, and past 200 for the first time in the first innings in four games. Southby made 43 and Phillips 46 before the final wickets fell cheaply to be all out for 251. Mid Canterbury then started

well with the ball to have the hosts 63/4 at stumps. After a strong performance with the bat on day one Phillips did the damage with the ball on day two, ripping through the Southland middle order for figures of 5/46 from 21 overs. At 74/8 Mid Canterbury could smell victory despite stubborn Southland batting dismissed the hosts for 131, 120 runs behind and quickly enforced the follow on. Second time around Southland

go off to a flyer with a 121-run opening partnership in quick time as they chased the fading opportunity to claim an outright. Southland looked to score runs quickly but wickets fell just as fast to be all out for 240 for a lead of 120 with 26 overs left to play. Phillips was again the standout with the ball taking 4/49 off 13 overs while Robbie Polson added two wickets to his first innings pair. Mid Canterbury then set about scoring quick runs chasing the

outright victory needing 4.6-anover. Polson then delivered with the bat making a blistering 67 not out to steer mid Canterbury home with Dan Murari the only man out for 32 as Mid Canterbury claimed a nine wicket win. It was salt into the wound as Southland missed out on the a zone challenge, with South Canterbury off to play Bay of Plenty at Mt Maunganui in a three day challenge match starting on March 8.

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NZ Situation

A high lies over the South Island tomorrow, generating a southeast flow over the northern North Island. A tropical low is expected to pass to the east of the North Island later on Thursday, then move south on Friday and weaken near the Chatham Islands during Saturday.

Cloudy periods. Winds mainly light.


FZL: Above 3000m

FZL: Above 3000m

Fine apart from areas of morning and night cloud. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.

THURSDAY Mainly fine. Light winds.

FRIDAY Cloudy periods, rain developing about the Main Divide. Northwesterlies.



Cloudy periods. Winds mainly light.

Cloudy periods. Winds mainly light.

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River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

117.2 4.86 6.23 47.9

Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday


Ashburton Airport


Temperatures °C

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Feb 2013 min to date to date

Wind km/h

max gust



24.4 96.2

NE 30

Christchurch Airport 20.4 13.8 14.0


20.8 58.0

E 41

Timaru Airport


23.4 79.0

SE 30

Average Average











22.3 13.3








Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3


Tuesday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3



9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Thursday 9 noon 3


9 pm

2 1 0

4:56 11:04 5:11 11:24 5:36 11:45 5:54 12:08 6:19 12:29 6:40 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:07 am Set 8:24 pm


Good fishing Set 7:15 am Rise 8:09 pm

Full moon

26 Feb 9:28 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:08 am Set 8:22 pm


Good fishing Set 8:22 am Rise 8:37 pm

Last quarter

5 Mar 10:54 am

Rise 7:09 am Set 8:21 pm


Bad fishing

Set 9:30 am Rise 9:07 pm

New moon

12 Mar 8:53 am

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


Ashburton Guardian, Tuesday, February 26, 2013