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Fonterra’s record forecast milk price could pump an additional $58.5 million into the Mid Canterbury economy. Yesterday the dairy giant lifted its farmgate milk price for the 2013-14 season, this time by 50c to a record $8.30 per kg of milk solids. However, the good news was buffered by a warning from Fonterra chief Theo Spierings – that the financial performance over the first half would be “significantly lower” than the first half of the previous year. The move came less than a month after Fonterra hiked the price by 30c kg/MS, and this windfall came on the back of an extra 50c promised in August. The increase along with an estimated 2014 dividend of 32c per share amounts to a forecast cash payout for Fonterra’s farmers of $8.62. Mid Canterbury’s 288,000

cows are the highest producers in the country milking 406kg/ MS on average. The extra 50 cents could equate to an additional $58.5 earn for the district’s farmers. Chairman John Wilson said the record milk price reflected continuing strong international dairy prices, particularly for whole milk powder driven by demand from Asia, and especially China. Nationally, BNZ economist Doug Steel said the $8.30 milk price stacks up to $5 billion more for the economy from the dairy industry than it received last year. However Environment Canterbury’s controversial new Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP), which imposes limits on nitrogen leaching from farms has the potential to stymie further land use change to dairying. The LWRP is essentially a licence to farm, and will become notified in 2017.

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Our accents are so unintelligible an American reality TV show has slapped subtitles on us - but a linguist says we shouldn’t take it badly. In a Kiwi-hosted episode of The Amazing Race which aired on Tuesday night, several comments by Canterbury locals were put into subtitles. In one scene, where father and son contestants Dave and Connor O’Leary are fishing while still wearing racing helmets, North Canterbury Fish and Game officer Dirk Barr makes a friendly quip. “Those fish are pretty dangerous, they might jump up and get ya,” he says, his comments spelled out on the screen for the 10 million US viewers who tuned in.

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Bounty on butterflies Ravenshoe the hairy capital Groomed moustaches, braided beards and trimmed goatees are spotted so often in a north Queensland town that residents reckon its the hairiest place Down Under. It’s estimated about half the male population of Ravenshoe, where about 2000 people live inland from Cairns, sport facial hair. “Growing beards are all the go here,” local councillor Shaaron Linwood told AAP. “Most of the beards are quite long, there’s a few moustaches but most seem to go for the whole shebang. “I think people are fairly relaxed around Ravenshoe, you don’t see many barbers and you very rarely see any suits worn either.”

Prince Harry Australia-bound Line up, aspiring princesses. The royal ginger party boy, Prince Harry, (right) is heading Down Under. But Australia’s wouldbe regal consorts will have to be quick, with Prince Harry’s first official visit rumoured to last only a few days and take him the full breadth of the country. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed the popular 29-year-old royal will visit Australia in October, representing the Queen. Precise details of the trip have not been revealed, but the British media is rife with speculation about Prince Harry’s itinerary. Captain Wales - as he is known in the British Army, where he works as an Apache helicopter pilot - is due in Sydney on October 5.

Nelson is set to become overrun with bounty hunters - seeking butterflies. The Department of Conservation has put a bounty on the heads on the region’s great white butterflies to try to eradicate the pest, Newstalk ZB reported. The butterflies are seen as an unwelcome pest and pose a major threat to native cress as well as commercial cabbage and broccoli operations. DOC is willing to pay $10 for every dead butterfly brought to its Nelson office. Project manager Bruce Vander Lee told Newstalk ZB the hunt would help to answer a question they had been looking to answer for some time. “The purpose of this programme is actually two-fold. One, we want to kill as many butterflies as we can. Secondly, we’re going to get a lot better estimate of how many are out there.”

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274kg of drugs in rice A biosecurity officer checking a shipment of basmati rice for pests has helped foil an international drug syndicate. A Melbourne agriculture department officer inspected a shipment of rice arriving from India in July and noticed the powder in the bags wasn’t the normal rice residue. It turned out to be 274kg of ephedrine scattered throughout the 3600 bags of rice. The third biggest seizure of ephedrine in Australia, it could have been turned into 200kg of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of up to $200 million. The discovery led to the arrest of two Canadians and an Australian in Sydney and Melbourne this week. An Indian man has also been arrested in India.

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From despair to celebration in two days – Ashburton home owner Kate Shaw and husband Dave became a victim of changing bank rules on pre-approved loans, but they’ve fought the bank and won. photo tetsuro mitomo 250913-tm-036

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Kate Shaw is a pint-sized David who has fought the banking Goliaths and won. Yesterday morning the Ashburton woman and her husband Dave were looking at a homeless future after having their pre-approved home loan cancelled by the ASB Bank. The previous week they signed a deal to sell their current home and then signed up its replacement, assured finance had been approved with their 12.5 per cent deposit. On Monday when Mrs Shaw heard the ASB was wiping the slate clean on its pre-approved home loans she was shattered. Disbelieving, she left work,

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headed to the local branch only to have her worst fears confirmed. “I just burst into tears when the bank said no. They refused to give us any explanation. We thought that instead of having a new home for Christmas we were going to be homeless,” she said. The couple didn’t want to lose the sale on their home. They’d bought it seven years ago with a deposit of just 5 per cent and while they knew they’d received a good price for the house, they were still left with just a 12.5 per cent deposit for their new property. And that’s where the bank deal came unstuck. The Government’s rules around home

lending change on October 1 and banks will be able to have no more than 10 per cent of their home lending to people with less than 20 per cent deposit. That has prompted some banks to step in and cancel all pre-approved loans. The change caught them and it’s caught thousands of others too, Mrs Shaw said. However, rather than sit back and accept that their home ownership dreams were dashed, she’s suggesting people stand up and fight back. They did and they won. “We emailed Bill English, we emailed Jo Goodhew, we contacted the Guardian and we contacted TV3. We wanted to get our story out there. You

can’t roll over, you have to fight this. We’ve won and now we’ll have a new home for Christmas.” The trip from despair to joy had been a roller coaster ride and while she’s elated their banking story has a happy ending, Mrs Shaw said other people in the same situation shouldn’t give up their home loan dream. “Our glimmer of hope was very small. It took us two and a half days to get the result we needed. Don’t let it get you down, don’t waste time. Fight it.” The changed deposit rules meant in seven years the Shaws went from needing a 5 per cent, $10,000 deposit for their first home to a 20 per cent, $40,000 deposit for their second.

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Caution among farm buyers By SuSan SandyS

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ECan’s controversial Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) is creating uncertainty for some in the rural real estate industry. The plan will see limits imposed on nitrogen leaching from farms and has been criticised for its potential to stifle farming development. Mid Canterbury real estate agents say it is early days and there has not been a lot on the market to test its affect, but fear buyers may turn their back on farms without nitrogen leaching reports and pay more for

farms not requiring a change of land use consent. “There will be some test cases come up in the next six to nine months,” one real estate agent said. He gave the example of an arable farm with dairy grazing and centre pivots possibly being able to fetch $40,000 per hectare, while a sheep and arable farm next door might fetch just $36,000 per hectare. This was because a buyer wanting to offer dairy grazing might have to apply for a change of land use consent for the latter property. Ruth Hodges at Bayleys Real

Estate said the LWRP had not created uncertainty as such. However, vendors wanting a premium price had to make sure they provided Overseer (a nitrogen management tool) or nitrogen-to-water loss reports for their farms, as that was what the buyers wanted to see. “At the end of the day we do have buyers out there who will only proceed if they have that information. It’s definitely on the list of things that buyers want to know about,” Mrs Hodges said. “It’s definitely a question that’s raised, but I haven’t seen

any evidence of it impacting on sales or values,” she said. One rural servicing industry representative said many in the industry were tight-lipped on the possible effects of the plan, which would become notified in 2017, due to it being so controversial with potentially wide-ranging effects. “It’s really about a license to farm,” he said. In the future each farm could require a range of consents. These would give certainty to buyers, real estate agents and lenders, “and that’s possibly where we are going to go over the next 30 years”, he said.

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Search beefed up A search for a Chinese backpacker missing at National Park, Ruapehu, has been ramped up. The 28-yearold man, who had been travelling on his own around the North Island, was last seen on Sunday before he went for a walk on local tracks. The alarm was raised about noon on Tuesday by the owner of the accommodation where the man had been staying. Police are concerned for his wellbeing, with reports that he was unprepared for the bad weather which closed in. - APNZ

Hunt continues A city-wide hunt is continuing for a man who police say may have been wearing a high-visibility vest when he allegedly attacked and raped a woman in her Christchurch home. A large number of police converged on Middlepark Road in Riccarton about 10.50am on Tuesday after reports a woman in her 20s had been sexually assaulted. The woman was treated at the scene by St John Ambulance medics and is now being cared for by family members. Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Sweeney says the main focus will be on inquiries around the Middlepark Road property, with staff out talking to residents and people in the area. - APNZ

Missing tourist Police are hoping a spell of bad weather will uncover the body of Canadian tourist Connor Hayes. Hokitika police Sergeant Russell Glue said police were waiting for the Haast River level to rise and potentially dislodge Mr Hayes’ body, or wild seas to return his body to land. Whitebaiters and tourism operators were also being asked to keep an eye out, he said. Mr Hayes, 25, and his girlfriend Joanna Lam, 24 were believed to have swept off the Haast Pass road by a landslide on September 10. A body believed to be Ms Lam’s was recovered on Friday, but there has been no sign of Mr Hayes’. - APNZ

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Alpine plant growers Joy Stack (left) and Nancy Ridder are preparing for the Ashburton Alpine Garden Bonanza on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 250913-tM-011

A feast of alpine plants at Sinclair Centre Trils and frits of many shapes and colours will be on show at the Sinclair Centre on Saturday, at the Ashburton Alpine Plant Garden Bonanza. It will be the last time the society stages such an event, as it is in the process of disbanding. Flagging membership has become a problem, but longtime member Nancy Ridder

said enthusiasm had definitely not waned. The society formed in 1970, and Joy Stack joined up soon after. Over the years both women have built up a large collection of alpine plants – Mrs Stack specialising in trilliums, and Mrs Ridder in fritillarias. And they are both affiliated with many other groups, national

and international. “Alpine plants are quite hard to get, so we belong to overseas alpine groups to participate in seed exchange programmes,” Mrs Ridder said. “All my plants have been grown from seed.” Ironically New Zealand alpine plants are more difficult to grow than the majority of im-

ported varieties, because the air is too dry at lower levels. On Saturday society members will put together a display of rare plants including fritillaries, trilliums, dwalf bulbs and orchids. There will also be plants for sale and free refreshments – all for just $5. The display will be open from 11am to 3pm.

A New Zealand man who was shot in the back during a terrorist attack on a Kenyan mall could be out of hospital within days. Andrew McLaren, 34, from Hastings, is recovering in Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after the attack at the upmarket Westgate mall by al-Shabab militants which has so far claimed the lives of at least 61 civilians, six security forces and five militants. He had been in Kenya working for natural health products company Olivado as its operations manager. - APNZ

Key sick in New York Prime Minister John Key says he is feeling fine again after a bout of illness on the streets of New York yesterday. Mr Key is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and was on his way to the first event on his schedule - a state luncheon - when he turned pale and had to run into a nearby pub. However yesterday he said he felt fine again. “I don’t know whether I ate something or whatever, but it was short and sharp.” He said his bilateral meetings had gone well. - APNZ


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Gut-wrenching week for fans BY GABRIELLE STUART

The red sock pins they wore so proudly last week were Today marks a full week that gone, and their faces said a lot fans have watched Team New as Oracle once again crossed Zealand battle for the final the finish line miles ahead of point needed to bring the the Kiwi sailors. But they haven’t yet given America’s Cup home. After a remarkable come- up hope. Resident Betty Read back from Oracle the score was still confident that Team stands even at 8-8, and if rac- New Zealand could take home ing goes ahead this morning the cup today. “They’ve still got something one team will bring home the cup after what has become the up their sleeve, that’s for sure.” But although hopeful that longest America’s Cup final in she would see the Kiwis take history. For local fans the week has home victory, resident Sue been a gut-wrenching one, McDonnell was skeptical. “The Americans have lightas many gathered around the screen each morning hoping ened their load somehow, they’re just so much faster that today would be the day. At Rosebank yesterday New now. If they get away we Zealand flags were strung up won’t catch them.” Meanwhile, fewer and fewer around the lounge and there were red socks in the win- America’s Cup fans are bravdow, but just seven residents ing the weather and and headRosebank resident Elsie Mills looked on with growing disapgathered there to cheer on ing to Shed 10 on Auckland’s pointment as Team New Zealand lost the lead in race 18 of the the team, barely a third of the waterfront as race fatigue sets ommended sale prices exclude GST and on-road costs, are not available in conjunction any other offer, may exclude some fleets, America’s regatta. PHOTO GABRIELLE STUARTwith number a week ago. in. able while stocks last Cup between 1st-31st August 2013. *Single cab shown with optional accessories. Trayassembled not included. GABRIELLE.S@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

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Debt levels hit $3.5 million By Sue NewmaN

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Debt levels among people seeking advice from Ashburton’s Budget Advisory service hit $3.5 million last year with client numbers reaching an alltime high. And that debt level and the numbers of people seeking help are showing no sign of dwindling, said service manager Carol Brown. “July was our busiest month ever with 29 clients. So far this year we’ve already seen 53 and we’re only contracted to the MSD (Ministry of Social Development) for 100 one-on-one clients for the year,” she said. Client numbers could exceed 200 this year and that means the service will be forced to rely increasingly on additional funding from community groups,

Mt Potts scene of adventure challenge The vast wilderness of Mt Potts Station will be invaded next month by about 85 athletes competing in Mystery Lake adventure race. The event is a 12-hour race organised by South Canterbury Adventure Racing Club and has attracted competitors with national and international standing, among them a team of four currently rated number one in the adventure racing team world. Among the teams of two, three or four are a number of local athletes. This event is as much a race as an adventure. There are no marshals to point contestants in the right direction, no water stations or support crews. It is an event where competitors take responsibility for their own actions. The event is designed for competitive teams as well as for social ones. It is a 12-hour race but it can take as much or as little time as needed. It is an event of three disciplines – kayaking, mountain biking and running or trekking. An approved mountain bike helmet must be worn and competitors must carry enough equipment to keep their bike mobile. For the paddle an approved lifejacket must be worn. Each team must carry a first aid kit and compass.

Mrs Brown said. For the year to September 1 the 235 clients on the service’s books had a total debt of $3.5 million with $822,000 of this arrears on bill payments. Less than 10 per cent of those were homeowners and around 65 per cent were beneficiaries. Not all clients came voluntarily. Help from the service is compulsory for beneficiaries who seek regular top up assistance from WINZ. Seeking help early was always the key to managing debt but many people still waited until the situation was such as people with outstanding power accounts of up to $1800, Mrs Brown said. “We see people with babies walking in the door and saying they’re going to have their

power cut off. Some of these are people we’ve never seen before,” she said. “You used to be able to ring up and negotiate with a power company and your chances were good you could pay the bill off but they’re getting tougher now. If you’re in arrears and you’ve ignored their bills, once the disconnection letter is sent you’ll immediately incur costs even if you find the money and pay the bill.” While most of the service’s clients were beneficiaries or people on relatively low incomes, Mrs Brown believes there are many middle income earners who are also struggling with mounting debt. “There are so many enticements to spend, to buy now and pay for it later. And there are people who are sent informa-

tion that their credit card limits have been increased and they already have debt.” The pre-Christmas incentives to buy early and pay in the future created an additional trap for people with budget issues, she said. “We do refer people to other agencies to get help and they do a great job but we’re only solving the problem for now, for this one power bill. What about the next bill? We know it’s hard, but people need to make better choices, to make wiser decisions.” Because the service’s client numbers are steadily growing, Mrs Brown said it relied increasingly on volunteers to bridge the advisory gap. Its three-year funding contract with MSD is up for renewal in June.

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Soul a top speaker

Suppression lifted The Auckland man accused of murdering his mother and attempting to murder his father can now be named. Max Allen McGowan, who turns 35 on Saturday, has been charged with the murder of his mother, June Gainsfield McGowan, and attempted murder of his father Stephen Charles McGowan. The charges are in relation to a stabbing incident on September 11 in the couple’s home in Titirangi. An interim suppression order preventing publication of McGowan and his parents’ names was lifted when he appeared in the High Court at Auckland yesterday. - APNZ

Tourist alive and well A Chinese tourist has emerged from three nights lost in the bush during bad weather with only exhaustion. The 28-year-old backpacker was found yesterday after going missing in National Park, Ruapehu, on Sunday. He spent three nights lost in the park as poor weather closed in. A search team found him just after 1pm yesterday on the outskirts of National Park. He was flown out of the remote mountain location by an Air Force Iroquois helicopter. He was taken to Taumarunui Hospital but was thought to be suffering only from exhaustion and the cold, police said. - APNZ

Webster appeals Wife killer Malcolm Webster has launched an appeal against his conviction. Webster, 54, was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering his first wife Claire Morris in a faked car accident in 1994. He was also convicted of trying to kill his second wife, Aucklander Felicity Drumm, in a similarly staged car crash in New Zealand five years later. Webster, a former nurse from Surrey in England, stood to become a millionaire thanks to the life insurance payouts from his first wife’s death. It was only when Drumm survived her crash and Webster disappeared with her life savings that prosecutors reexamined the earlier death. - APNZ

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St Joseph’s School pupil Soul Fealofani Lima, 12, won the annual Rotary Club of Ashburton Primary School Speech Contest at the Ashburton MSA recently. Photo Myles huMe 250913-Mh-031

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Standing up for victims of bullying led Ashburton youngster Soul Fealofani Lima to being crowned the top primary school speaker at a recent speech competition. Soul, 12, was among a host of top primary school public speakers to compete at the Rotary Club of Ashburton Primary School Speech Contest, where his bid to raise awareness about bullying at-

tracted the interest of judges. It was an item on the news and support from his father Nathan and teachers that prompted the St Joseph’s School pupil to base his speech on bullying, something he sometimes sees around the school yard and in the community. “It’s something that needs to be talked about and that’s needed to get across to people,” Soul said. “I spoke about what we can

do to help our community stop bullying, things like reporting everything you see to teachers and parents.” For a young man, it was a tremendous effort to speak in front of schoolmates and other pupils from across the district packed into the Ashburton MSA, but he heeded advice given to him. “You’ve just got to be calm, relaxed and make sure you don’t speak too fast,” Soul said.

A Darfield man who committed a violent and prolonged attack on a Runanga woman was this week jailed for two years. Stephen James Reid, 43, admitted charges of assault with intent to injure and unlawful possession of a shotgun. He also admitted a new charge of breaching a protection order by threatening the woman. - APNZ

Labour support jumps Labour’s support has jumped under new leader David Cunliffe to the extent that he could form a coalition government and become Prime Minister, if yesterday’s Herald-DigiPoll survey figures were translated to an election result. It is the first political poll conducted entirely since he became leader. The poll also shows a marked dive in the popularity of John Key, to the lowest level since he became Prime Minister. Labour has gained 6.8 points to 37.7 per cent of decided voters which would give it 48 seats. - APNZ


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Mid Canterbury principals have criticised Education Minister Hekia Parata for installing “a policy of punishment”, after threats underperforming schools may face ministry intervention. Mid Canterbury principals have also questioned the reasoning behind the warning, saying it undermines educational initiatives brought in to raise achievement. Yesterday, Ms Parata made controversial claims that schools which continually failed to meet

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NCEA or national standards expectations could face ministry intervention as school performance became clearer through readily available data. That would mean governance power would be taken away from school boards and handed to a statutory manager or commissioner, who are often appointed if a school has major staffing, financial and safety problems. Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone said it showed “a policy of punishment and not one of building capability”. He said the ministry had created helpful initiatives to raise

achievement in schools, but that work could be undone if the ministry intervened with a statutory manager or commissioner. “We are trying to build capability among schools and that takes time.” Methven Primary principal Chris Murphy questioned how a statutory manager would make a significant difference, when boards of trustees had a better idea of school and community expectations. “I’m sure the commissioner doesn’t come in and the guy is Superman, what’s the difference they are going to make if

a school is legitimately and entirely doing what it can?” Ms Parata said the option to intervene due to poor educational performance was already there, but better data and information meant it now gave the ministry a better indication over whether it should act or not. Mid Canterbury primary principals have maintained national standards data was not accurate when compared across the board, while Prime Minister John Key labelled it “ropey”. Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said NCEA data should, too, be handled carefully.

“You have to be incredibly careful if you’re going to compare data in isolation. “That’s why you have got to look at the context of a school, students and the community. You’ve got to look at the value added and factors that are making it hard to progress and maybe the factors outside of the school’s control.” Ms Parata said national standards would not be the sole piece of data to make a decision on a school, stating Education Review Office reports and other sources of information would be used.

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Voting in the Ashburton District have got off to a slow start for this year’s local body elections. Distribution of ballot papers began on September 20 and by late yesterday just 227 people had cast their votes and sent their papers back to the district’s electoral office. Those voters represent just 1.06 per cent of the total number of ballot papers distributed. Three days into the 2010 election 2600 ballot papers had been returned, representing 12.71 per cent of those distributed and in 2007 the figure was 900, 4.49 per cent. Voters have the opportunity to vote for Ashburton’s mayor, but for many of those this will be the only issue where they get to have a say. Three candidates are chasing the mayoralty – sitting mayor Angus McKay, retired teacher and sitting councillor Don McLeod and businessman Russell Ellis. The Ashburton Ward of the council is the only ward where an election is required and 12,788 voters have the opportunity to select seven urban councillors from 13 candidates. Just the required number of candidates were nominated for both the council’s eastern and western wards. An election is also required for the Ashburton Trust where 11 candidates are chasing six board seats. There will be no election for the Methven Community Board with this issue failing to attract sufficient candidates and this means a by-election will be held in February. Voting in this year’s local body elections closes at noon on October 12.

Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre members tried costumes on for the first time at the weekend in line for their upcoming production Aladdin. Right is Mikayla Begg, while (from left) are Brittany McCloy, Nicole Johnson and Eddie Galbraith. 220913-TM-028 PhoTo TeTsuro MiToMo

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Sixty-one youngsters aged seven to 17 years are polishing their performance of Aladdin Junior before it opens next week. The Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre members put their costumes on for the first time on Sunday as a costume call was held, before dress rehearsals.

Next week members will move from their rehearsal venue of the Ashburton College auditorium to the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. They will rehearse there for the week before their first show on October 4 at 7pm. The show will run for two nights, before a Sunday matinee at 2pm. President Lisa Stringer said the actors had enjoyed getting

their costumes on for the first time at the weekend. “It’s all very exciting, and it just shows how much work that has been put in,” she said. Some costume items had been sourced from Ashburton’s Dance Worx and a Christchurch store, but many had been made by a few skilled parents. Props included a large mouse, a camel, an elephant and a golden bird cage, which had been

made by parent Cherie Livingstone. Dance routines were coming along well under choreographer and Ashburton dancer Amber Bailey, musical director Angie Cresswell was helping members with their singing, while director Claire Bubb was perfecting the dialogue and overall show. “The kids are having a lot of fun,” Mrs Stringer said.


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Question marks over the future of the School Journal, regarded as a Kiwi icon, have captured the attention of Mid Canterbury principals as the Government looks to privatise the publication. The Government recently announced it would wind down the operations of Government-owned Learning Media, which produces the School Journal. Finance Minister Bill English said since losing the exclusive contract to supply the Ministry of Education in 2011, its annual revenue has fallen by around 25 per cent, so the publication would be privatised. Mid Canterbury principals’ Association president Neil Simons said the School Journal has played an integral part in children’s learning for several years, so the Government needed to be careful when looking for a new publisher. Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose agreed, saying the New Zealand authors added a unique spin on the books, and it would be a shame if it lost its Kiwiana flavour. It has sparked fears among the writing community that the work may be outsourced internationally or to low-

International Herbage Seed Group representative Birte Boelt of Denmark handed over the reigns of the group’s chairmanship to AgResearch senior scientist Phil Rolston at Methven Resort this week. Photo SuSan SandyS 250913-herbage workShoP01

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bidding businesses, diluting the School Journal’s rich New Zealand content. Earlier this week, the deadline to declare an interest in bidding for the publication came and went. That had cause for concern for writer of the history of the School Journal Greg O’Brien, who lamented the Government for putting the publication ownership up for grabs just three weeks after announcing it would wind it down. “The Government has put in place a breakneck timetable in order to try to avoid the growing public backlash over this short-sighted move,” he said.

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strong connection between scientists, industry representatives and growers. “We see that as a strength for New Zealand growers in the industry,” he said. The four-day workshop, which has featured Methven area farm visits, wraps up today. Recreational acititives for delegates have included watching the America’s Cup, and Americans in the group had been particularly pleased with developments of the past few days. “They tease us and we tease them,” Mr Rolston said.

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Synlait Milk posted an $11.5 million net profit after tax, an increase of $7.1 million ahead of its prospective financial information forecast of $10.8 million. The Rakaia-based dairy processor and exporter’s revenue rose 11.5 per cent to $420 million this year, up $7.1m on last year, driven largely by increased sales volumes. Shares in the recently listed company held steady at $3.30 as the news broke on Tuesday. Synlait Milk managing director Dr John Penno said the company made positive steps forward in all areas of its business. “Profit targets were achieved due to margin growth from increased sales across our value added products and despite revenue being slightly behind target due to lower than expected

infant formula sales,” Mr Penno said. “We remain confident of meeting our long term objectives for our infant formula and nutritionals business despite missing volume targets primarily due to market disruption caused by Chinese regulatory changes at the end of the financial year. We are well positioned to take advantage of new regulations taking place in China that focus on quality standards, product pricing as well as a consolidation of brands.” Synlait Milk ramped up production by 2.8 million kilograms of milksolids, to 91,230kg/MS this year, and paid suppliers $5.89kg/MS. Mr Penno said the focus for the coming year would be growing the infant formula and nutritional powder business, and building a reputation for quality and technical excellence.

Ashburton College students are still buzzing after a successful lip sync on Tuesday. Ashburton College arts coordinator Lyndal Lane said the students delivered a good show, with some creative acts, a bit of comedy and a lot of hard work put in. “It takes a lot of courage to get up and perform in front of such a crowd of people, but they got up there and put on a show that was incredibly entertaining.” The students not only put in hard work onstage but behind the scenes as well, managing the technical side of lighting and managing the show. With just chocolate for prizes she said the show was more about working together and having fun than the competition. The Cheetah Girls, Jessie Thomson, Emily-Jane Farr, Jessica Dray and Grace Goulter took out top senior prize on the night with their piece Strut,

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Sale of $20m farm brings recognition PGG Wrightson Ashburton rural real estate agent Robin Ford has won a national company award for selling the highest priced farm in the year to the end of June. It is not a new experience for the dedicated real estate agent, who has won the in-house accolade two previous times within the past eight years. He said the sale itself, of a large Mid Canterbury dairy unit with spray irrigation for over $20 million, was nothing out of the ordinary. “Traditionally it’s a good sale, but it’s not over the top,” he said. Rather the sale reflected Mid Canterbury as a strong farming district and he had noticed,

particularly in the last five to 10 years, farm prices slowly increasing in value. “We are a bit lucky to be living here really. For arable and dairying there won’t be a better place anywhere to farm,” he said. The district was recognised among farm consultants and farmers generally as the best farming area in the country. Mr Ford was pleased to have received the award, as it indicated to vendors and buyers his commitment and capability in seeing through large sales. As well as receiving the award for the highest priced farm sale, Mr Ford was named the top revenue earner in rural sales for the South Island for the year.

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inally the people of Mid Canterbury got to see what all the fuss was

about. On Tuesday night New Zealand television aired the episode of the Amazing Race that was filmed around Methven. Millions of Americans got a taste of the best scenery and rivers the district had to offer when it was aired in the US back in February, and it would be hard for them not to be impressed. It was nice to see so many familiar Methven faces featured in this high-profile reality television show, some planned and some just passing by. Many of them will be dining out for years on their 15 minutes of fame, but the real value of the show will hopefully be in tourism dollars. The competitors were suitably impressed and their complimentary comments would have been music to the ears of local tourism operators. Experience Mid Canterbury boss Nigel Birt had pulled out all the stops and with the help of hundreds of locals presented the producers with a high-octane action episode against some of the finest scenery in the world. Mr Birt and his colleagues and all the other farmers and local operators involved deserve a huge amount of credit for creating a marketing coup that money simply can not buy. It can’t be underestimated how many people watch this awardwinning programme around the world. They will remember a place of overwhelming beauty where you can have all kinds of exciting fun. It was a wonderful gesture by Lincoln-born host Phil Keoghan to take his show to Canterbury for a post-earthquake boost, and Mr Birt fully capitalised on the opportunity. The footage from the American camera crews was simply stunning and would have reminded locals how lucky we are to live in this part of the world. Throw in some jetboats, some fishing rods, rally cars and a shemozzle and you end up with a cocktail of terrific Mid Canterbury excitement.

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aranoia is an unreasonable suspicion or fear that can be obsessive, and our media along with politicians and teacher organisations suffer from it. What I am talking about is the paranoid state of mind that has existed around national standards data. The decision to publish this data was a catalyst for public outcry that rivalled Rumpelstiltskin’s tantrums. What a massive non-event this has turned out to be, parallel to the paranoia surrounding the Y2K bug. Our parents and public have more sense than the policy makers of Wellington. Case in point, 12 months ago we had faced the first publication of national standards data. Schools had been flooded with advice from the union, and the Principals Federation. We had had Official Information Requests from media, one of our local papers was phoning up for opinion. Our minister of Education was whipping up a storm about how parents wanted this. A website called Education Counts (www.educationcounts. govt.nz) had been modified to show this data and schools were telling everyone not to read anything into this situation. Wind the clock forward 12 months and people are more interested in a corporate sailing race 10,530km away. For the second year in a row, every public school in New Zealand has had their data published and this year no-one

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What I am talking about is the paranoid state of mind that has existed around national standards data

from the media phoned, no national education organisation stamped its foot, no minister fronted buzzing news conferences to make themselves look like the champion of children’s

learning. The data we produce as schools is best for that school to reflect on its performance – our parents know this. The point about gathering

data has been totally missed by media and politicians. You gather data as part of the answer to the question; how well are we doing? You use data to inform yourself about performance and trends that may be developing in your organisation. What should be asked are two questions: 1) How well does the school review its performance? 2) What does a school do with the review information it collected, to improve student learning? Currently the only external reference a parent has about how well their local school is progressing is from ERO reports. Perhaps we as schools need to have a review process we follow nationally and publish our results. It’s kind of like when your power meter reading is estimated and then next time it is officially read. Schools could publish their own reviews every year and ERO publish theirs every three years. Over all of this teeth gnashing and wailing about standards data hangs one question in my mind. What happens if your school data has shown a continual rise for three years, and then plateaus? Or worse, dips. Statistically this must happen. Which school will be the first to admit that despite all efforts for the year, their results are declining? Thinking about that confirms only one thing in my mind – I’m paranoid.

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More than 200 killed in quake Pakistan’s military has rushed to reach the scene of a huge earthquake that killed at least 208 people and toppled many mud-built homes when it hit the country’s south with enough force to create a new island off the coast. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck yesterday in Baluchistan province’s Awaran district - a dirt-poor expanse of land that is roughly the size of Wales. “The number of dead from the earthquake has reached 208 now. The injured are over 382,” Asad Gilani, one of the province’s most senior administration officials, told AFP. “The rescue teams are working to recover dead bodies and injured, but our priority is to shift injured to hospitals as soon as possible,” he said. Provincial government spokesman Jan Muhammad Buledi confirmed the new death toll, saying medical facilities were seriously lacking and there was no space to treat injured people in the local hospitals. “We are trying to shift seriously injured people to Karachi through helicopters and others to the neighbouring districts.” The scale of the territory involved is daunting. Awaran district has an estimated population of around 300,000, scattered over an area of more than 21,000 square kilometres.

People rush out their apartments and offices after they felt a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan. People fled into the streets and prayed for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. Photo AP

More than 60,000 people live within 50 kilometres of the epicentre, according to the UN disaster agency, mostly in easily collapsed mud homes. “We have been busy in rescue efforts for the whole night and fear we will recover more dead bodies from under the rubble during the daylight,” said a sen-

ior official in Awaran, Abdul Rasheed Baluch. “Around 90 per cent of houses in the district have been destroyed. Almost all the mud houses have collapsed.” Some of the dead have already been laid to rest in their villages, he added. Tremors were felt as far away

as New Delhi and even Dubai in the Gulf, while people in the Indian city of Ahmedabad near the border with Pakistan ran into the streets in panic. Office workers in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi rushed out of their buildings. “Whenever I feel jolts it reminds me of the 2005 earthquake,” one said. - AP

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terrorists. Officials said the death count could jump by another 60 or more. “We have ashamed and defeated our attackers,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation

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A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days at sea. “I have had some of the most intense and memorable months of my life out on the Pacific, it has been brilliant and brutal at the same time,” Sarah Outen (pictured) said. Outen celebrated with a bottle of champagne in Adak, Alaska, and greeted community members and supporters, her first human contact in nearly five months, as

first reported by the Anchorage Daily News. She left Choshi, Japan, on April 27 and was at sea for 6034kms. It is part of her plan for a global trek by an ocean rowing shell, kayak and bike. “I have pushed myself to my absolute limits both physically and mentally to make land here in Alaska, and body and mind are now exhausted,” she said. Outen came within 800m of the Alaska shore before winds and currents started pushing her onto the rocks. Her support team decided it was safer to tow her into Adak’s small boat harbor.

Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s family, including his daughter, Cheryl Henson, donated more than 20 puppets and props to the National Museum of American History to accompany the earlier donations of Kermit, Oscar the Grouch and early Henson creations. The newest donation includes an original version of Miss Piggy and some of her co-stars from “The Muppet Show,” including Fozzie Bear, Rowlf the piano-playing dog, Scooter and the Swedish Chef.

Deer jumps van Police say two people are recovering from minor injuries suffered when a deer jumped through their minivan as they traveled on a northern New York road. Troopers say 61-year-old John Perry, was driving near the Canadian border when a deer ran into the road from the left, jumped through the driver’s side rear passenger window and landed on a 16-year-old sitting in the back seat. Troopers say the deer continued through the van’s interior and exited through the passenger-side rear window. Perry and the teen were both treated at the Plattsburgh hospital for minor injuries and released. Troopers say the deer, a six-point buck, died. - AP

Gillard to pen memoir Julia Gillard is glad her mum encouraged her to learn to touchtype. Australia’s first female prime minister is writing her memoir, to be published by Random House in October 2014. The book deal announcement comes just as Ms Gillard plans to make her first highprofile public appearances since being ousted as prime minister by Kevin Rudd in June. The former Labor leader, who has taken up an honorary professorship in history and politics with the University of Adelaide, said she enjoyed writing and wanted to write the book herself. “It can be a struggle from time to time and I’m sure there will be moments when I am pacing around the block trying to get a new idea, but I do want to write it myself,” she said. “Fortunately, I am a very good typist. “My mother made sure that I learned to touchtype on the basis that a girl could always get a job if she knew how to type.” - AAP


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$11,000 fine for oil spill A Far North business and its owners have been fined $11,000 for discharging waste oil from industrial premises onto land. The fine to George Eric Vuletich, his wife Janice Fay and their company G & J Vuletich at Haruru Falls was handed down by the Environment Court on Friday. They operate a truck and car servicing business in the Haruru Falls industrial area. A member of the public notified the Northland Regional Council about oil in a tributary downstream of the Vuletich

about 320,000 tonnes worldwide. Hawkes Bay is the major player, with half the 42 orchards and packhouses on the Apples to China packhouse register being in the region. Hawkes Bay Fruitgrowers Federation president Leon Stallard said the situation was a case of “working through the processes”. “These things crop up every now and then, so it’s a matter of minimising the risk,” he said. It had come at the end of what had been a good season, but not “great” in the context held by some onlookers.

But it’s an area where the risk needs to be minimised as exports of apples to China grow under free trade agreements still in their infancy. This year about 9500 tonnes of apples were exported to China, about 2 per cent of New Zealand’s total apple export of

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site on January 23, February 16 and April 18, 2011. On investigation, an NRC officer told Vuletich that there was a discharge of black oil into the tributary after he discovered a storage container at the Vuletich site was leaking oil. Vuletich said he didn’t know the container was leaking and that it had been emptied about three weeks before April 19. About 12,000 litres of oilcontaminated water was removed from the tributary and some contaminated vegetation.

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Pen makers lose jobs

Pen maker Bic has confirmed it will Appeals dismissed stop manufacturing operations in The High Court has dismissed Auckland with the appeals by Horticulture New loss of 21 jobs. Zealand and Federated Farmers General manager of Bic Oceagainst Horizons Regional Council’s One Plan. Justice Kos’ ania Peter Travers said the comdecision, released late yesterday, pany had reached the “difficult has been welcomed by the decision” to cease manufacturing council and environmentalists. in early 2014. The One Plan is Horizons Regional The pens and markers made Council’s blueprint for managing in New Zealand will instead be the environment in its region imported from South Africa and everything from soil erosion to air France. pollution. The most contentious “This difficult decision was part for farmers and growers has made after much consideration been the nutrient management rules, aimed at limiting the amount and deliberation,” Mr Travers Also captionfathers day – of nitrogen leaching through soils. said. “Ultimately however, risSunday 1st of September.

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export season. While more apples were “on the water,” they were able to be diverted to other markets, and work was now underway to convince the Chinese of the continuing quality of the crop for New Zealand’s new export season in February-March, he said. The fungus neofabraea alba did not pose a food safety risk and would barely have been detectable at the point of packing. “It could have started with anything, just a small nick,” he said, adding the processes now underway were a “normal part of international trade”.

ing costs and falling volumes have made it difficult for Bic to remain competitive and continue to provide cost-effective products to our New Zealand customers.” He said Bic remained committed to the New Zealand market and would continue with other operations in Auckland, including sales, warehousing and logistics, finance and customer services, and Bic Graphics. “We acknowledge that this has been an unsettling time for our staff and apologise for any distress caused.” - APNZ

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Labour is promising to dump the Reserve Bank’s new home loan restrictions - for first home buyers only - as the policy begins to bite those looking to get a foot on the first rung of the property ladder. Finance Minister Bill English yesterday hit out at ASB Bank for cancelling home loan approvals for borrowers with less than 20 per cent equity as a result of the Reserve Bank’s new lending restrictions. He said ASB had “let down” customers by cancelling the loan approvals now when it had months to prepare for the new rules. - APNZ

Apple industry leaders are hopeful there will be only minimal damage from the discovery in China of post-harvest rot in three consignments from Hawkes Bay. The discovery, notified by Chinese authorities about three weeks ago, led to a voluntary suspension of New Zealand apple exports to China. The Chinese had asked that no apples be exported to China from the three sites. Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive Alan Pollard said at the marketing giant’s Hastings headquarters the discovery came towards the end of the

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Fonterra has enlisted the services of heavyweight New York-based management consultants McKinsey & Company to help rebuild its brand after the whey product contamination scare in August. Chairman John Wilson said the prestigious firm had experience with working with significant global companies - including food businesses - and would assist Fonterra in its efforts to “rebuild and enhance” its reputation. “We are reaching out around the world to ensure that we are really challenging ourselves on what we can do better,” he said. - APNZ

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In brief

 NZX 50 index

4,764.72 +54.13 +1.15%

 NZX 20 index

3,729.07 +34.16 +0.92%

 NZX All index

5,080.01 +50.98 +1.01%

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 S&P/ASX 200 index

5,275.9

+41.7

+0.8%

At close of trading on Sep 25, 2013

 Dow Jones Indust.

15,334.59 –66.79 –0.43%

At close of trading on Sep 24, 2013

 FTSE 100 index

6,571.46 +14.09 +0.21% At close of trading on Sep 24, 2013

 Nikkei 225 index

14,620.53 –112.08 –0.76%

At close of trading on Sep 25, 2013

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 Gold

London – $US/ounce

1,314.25

 Silver

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London – $US/ounce

–0.24

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a sheltered pen, but, as of last Thursday night, the gate was left open with the ‘game of love’ taken to the next level. The matter is far from a foregone conclusion however, as he may be approaching 20 years of age,

while the game-changing temptress is just one year old. Peacocks can live to 20 years in the wild or even 50 years in captivity, so it’s hoped Petey’s lifestyle and surroundings have been conducive for both longevity and virility. Some have

suggested, however, that an overly hermitic lifestyle may mean he is now a little too stuck in ways to want to compromise his bachelor living. Even less encouraging is the fact that Petey showed absolutely no interest in

the new arrival while she was in her pen. Although some attempts have been made to capture Petey, he remains as slippery as ever. Not only can he move incredibly quickly, but he has very much shunned the limelight.

Added spring stress after big winds Damage to irrigators on many farms has added additional workload and stress to the spring work programme. For a number of growers this means seriously considering some dryland crop management approaches, at least in the short term. There are many differences between farming dryland and irrigated crops, and one of the first that will be important is to consider nitrogen management. We hope that you are not in the position where you will have to use the following information on your farm. If irrigators are damaged there are two important agronomic factors to consider: ■ Timing of N applications

■ Overall rate of N Timing of nitrogen application Where irrigator repairs are expected to take several weeks, optimum nitrogen timing maybe slightly more difficult to achieve over that period compared to an irrigated crop where water is available to ensure uptake in periods of very dry weather. Timing urea application to just before, or even during, rainfall will help reduce N loss through volatilisation to the atmosphere. If there is uncertainty with the weather forecast, SustaiN has given grain yield increases in some trials compared with urea when the fertiliser hasn’t been washed in for several days after ap-

plication. Remember that the larger the soil mineral nitrogen reserve, the greater flexibility you have in timing windows for nitrogen application ie nitrogen timings can be delayed. Overall rate of nitrogen Hopefully, if irrigators are only out of action for a short while, reviewing overall nitrogen rate will not be necessary. However, where repairs are long term and likely to turn some crops from irrigated to dryland, it is important to review the agronomy of the whole crop, including the overall rate of nitrogen. It is much easier to work out how much nitrogen (N) you need to apply with the certainty of irrigation.

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How lambs are helping Hector’s dolphins Collaboration between Wools of New Zealand, Banks Peninsula wool growers and leading international fabric company, Camira Fabrics UK, is having a positive spin-off – funding and support for the critically endangered Hector’s dolphin. Wools of New Zealand, the grower-owned sales and marketing company, and its grower shareholders are the suppliers of lamb’s wool which meets stringent performance and environmental standards for Camira Fabrics’ growing BlazerTM upholstery fabric range. For every metre sold, a percentage of the sale goes to the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust to benefit Banks Peninsula’s Hector’s dolphins contributed by the growers and Camira in partnership. Cheryl Kindness, Development Director at Camira Fabrics UK, currently in New Zealand talking to New Zealand strong wool growers as part of a Wools of New Zealand roadshow, says the company is highly supportive of farming practices that are in harmony with the environment. “BlazerTM fabrics are made from 100 per cent Laneve® wool, Wools of New Zealand’s integrity brand, meaning the wool is natural, sustainably produced, traceable back to its origin and provides assurance of best farming practice.” Mark Shadbolt, chairman of Wools of New Zealand says, “the relationship with Camira Fabrics has been a win-win across the board, with incremental growth in demand for lamb’s wool over the past three years having rewarded sheep farmers for meeting the specifications of the Laneve® contract. “The demand for BlazerTM as Camira’s flagship range of fabrics alongside other blends of wool and natural products such as nettle and hemp is growing rapidly globally, providing additional sales opportunities for crossbred wool growers and their annual lamb’s wool production.” Mr Shadbolt says the link back to the Hector’s Dolphin is a real bonus.


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Above – William, Jess, Keegan and Maddie evaluating their Po- Above – “Can’t wait, it smells and looks delicious,” Jacob and Matthew cook up tato Snack Attack before serving. a storm making Noodle Bolognaise.

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Where drama is a plus This term in Performing Arts we are learning about drama. We have learnt about the four elements of drama – facial expressions, voice, gestures and movement and have been playing lots of fun games to put these into practise. Some of us were worried that drama would be scary or we would be pushed out of our comfort zones but it has been

great fun! We are making TV advertisements so we are trying to make the elements of drama really over the top to make these fun and interesting. Some of us are also involved with this year’s production called Ye-Ha! Rehearsals have started and we are already looking forward to showing off our singing, acting and dancing.

This year our Year 7 students started by making weather vanes. Through this project students gained knowledge of a variety of different resistant materials like acrylic, treated timber, aluminium and galvanised tin. This project allowed students to gain skill with a selection of hand and power tools. During the second half of the year the Year 7 students have been finding out about what happens within an electronics circuit and what jobs are of some basic components – resistors, transistors and capacitors to name a few. Our Year 8 student started the looking into the world of robotics and how they are being integrated into different areas of work and home. As part of this they also gain

some basic programming skills as they program robots to solve challenges using different sensors. In the second half of the year we see some of the Year 8 students making and programming a circuit to carry out tasks like making LEDs flash or come on automatically

at night or to power a motor to go. The Year 8 students also have a design task where they select materials to construct a case to hold the circuit. Some students choose to use timber to make a box while others use a vacuum former to mould a piece of plastic.

Anything is possible with art classes

Charlotte Muir’s sculpture made from an eel trap into this gorgeous angel piece.

Anything is possible in the art room! From crazy-themed sculptures to elaborate Pasifika mixed media paintings, the students are giving it a go. Sometimes it’s serious and challenging and other times we play by experimenting with new techniques and materials. Expressing yourself and using your imagination also help in finding your own style and favourite art practice. This is particularly evident in The Little Picasso’s art extension groups. They have been working hard on their panels for the annual Mid Canterbury’s School Exhibition happening at the end of the year. This is

the last time all the schools will exhibit at the current art gallery, so expect to see something amazing this year. We have several groups working throughout the year to complete their masterpieces. We are also entering the Resene Masterpiece mural competition again this year. Watch this space. The Year 8s have been transforming household items destined for the rubbish heap into fabulous papier mache sculpture, turning them into great artworks. They set up an exhibition in the Talanoa Hub where students could vote for their favourite pieces who were then awarded prizes. This taught

them about how to curate an exhibition using organisation skills and self-promotion, with great results. By popular demand after last year’s group we had to include another specialist Fabric Art extension group taken by our fabulous artist in residence Margaret Hortin. She expertly taught the students the finer points of stitchery, colour and composition to create their amazing cushions and bags. These have been kindly displayed in Material Time’s window on West Street over the past few weeks. Swing by and check them out. An amazing accomplishment and everyone had so much fun.

Extension art girls, Nadia Schikker, Sarah Millar and Georgia Canning with their nearly completed mixed media canvas for the Mid Canterbury Schools’ Exhibition.


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Geraldine singer songwriter Jaz Paterson has just released her first EP.

September 26 – Live music from Canterbury reggae singer Erin Crowley at the Blue Pub in Methven. 7.30 start, admission free.

September 27 – The Very Best of Suzanne Prentice concert from 7.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

September 28 – The changing face of small town NZ, photographic exhibition by Mary Macpherson at the Ashburton Art Gallery until November 10.

To October 1 – Momentum exhibition by artist Angela Mole at the Methven Heritage Centre.

October 4-6 – Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre junior production of Aladdin at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre. Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm.

October 5 – Art fair at the opening of The Ashburton Society of Arts Spring show from 10am at the Short St Studio.

October 6 – Metro Maori Jgeeks Eggs Factor tour performance from 6.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

October 13 – The Grand Ole T-Oppry country music concert postponed. New dates to be confirmed.

October 17 – Kelvin Cruickshank from TV series ‘Sensing Murder’ visiting Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7pm, R18.

October 22-23 – Magic Moments local 50s and 60s song and dance show at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Tues 1.30 and 7.30pm, Wed 7.30pm.

October 25 – Arts on Tour Bella Kalolo Band concert from 7.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

October 26 – Court Theatre Production Bombshells from 7.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

November 19 – NZ rural comedy You Gotta Be Joking from 7.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

November 21 – A Festival of Russian Ballet by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company from 8pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

November 29 – Fourman band Beyondsemble performing from 7pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

Ashburton Society of Arts weekly art and printmaking group Wednesdays 10am to 2pm, life drawing group first Monday of the month 10am to midday, mixed media art group Mondays 10am to 2pm, Saturday painting group 10am to 2pm.

Young musician rising to challenge By GaBrielle Stuart gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz

With a name like Jaz, a career as a musician seems like destiny. But for Geraldine artist Jaz Paterson, getting there is not an easy journey. Making a name for yourself while living in rural Canterbury is a challenge at the best of times, but the 18-year-old is going solo as her own manager this year and fitting chasing her dreams around part-time work. It’s a challenge, but it’s one she entered with her eyes wide open. “I always knew it was going to be difficult, but I’m only going to be 18 once. My philosophy that I’ll give it a shot while I’m young, and if it works out I’ll go for it.” And right now, it seems to be working out just fine. The singer songwriter has just released her first EP, a mix of tracks that walk the line between soft folk and more upbeat pop, featuring some strong lyrics and gorgeous vocals. Just a year out of school, she has already racked up some impressive achievements that

include making semi-finals in the International Songwriting Competition and shortlists for the Olympic Songwriting competition, as well as placing in the top 10 in the Homegrown Unsigned Artist Competition. But the singer isn’t letting success go to her head. “It takes a lot of hard work to make it in this business. “You watch TV programmes where success looks instant and people go straight to the top, and it’s hard to remember sometimes that reality isn’t usually like that. “I look at some of the artists I really admire and their journeys encourage me, because they spent years working and not getting anywhere. You’ve got to work really hard to get where you want to be.” She has clear goals in mind for her future, hoping to move

to Christchurch next year and begin playing more regular gigs around the city. “Eventually I’d like to release a full album and I’d love to go touring, but right now I’m working to develop my sound and make it unique.” Each of the five songs on her EP were recorded in different studios and put together in places as far as India, and she said that finding the funds to professionally record her songs was another challenge. “The EP was recorded over a couple of years, one song at a time. “A lot of competitions come with sponsored recordings, and others I’ve saved for and paid for myself. “That makes it extra satisfying, though, to see each song develop individually.” The young artist has built a

significant fan base online, and she said that the instant feedback of social media was both encouraging and a challenge. “It can get tempting to do things like put demos up right away, rather than holding back when you know you can make it better. It’s taken a lot of learning as I go, but people are starting to engage a lot more online, so it is a really, really big factor now.” But in a changing world, the things that make her tick are the same things that have motivated artists for centuries. “I love playing live and seeing people smile. “I love going to a studio in the morning with a demo and seeing a song develop and take shape. And the absolute best thing is when people tell me they like my music.” Ashburton fans will get the chance to hear the South Canterbury artist live this year, as she is lined up to sing at FREE MUSIC Christmas in the Park at the Ashburton Domain in DecemFor a chance win one of two copies of South Canterbury singer ber. Jaz Paterson’s new EP, track down the title of the EP and email Her EP is available online it to gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz along with your name and from her website, www.jazpatcontact details. ersonmusic.com.

If you have an event coming up and you think it might be suited to the Arts Diary, please let us know by contacting Susan Sandys on 307-7961 or susan.s@theguardian. co.nz


Motoring Thursday, September 26, 2013

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■ HYUNDAI I40 CRDI ELITE

Lean, mean, sleek machine M

y first Hyundai experiences happened nearly a couple of decades ago. Where? Well, quite appropriately, Pusan, South Korea, in Hyundai Pony taxis, bouncing over very rough cobbled streets and lots of gutters. Like those rough and definitely tough utilitarian Ponies, we, despite the hair-raising driving and lack of seat-belts, survived. In those days, the few Kiwis owning Hyundais were perhaps regarded as being a little strange. Or clever at being even able to say Hyundai! Which is certainly not the case now, for Hyundai, with its 11-vehicle range of hatches, sedans, wagons and SUVs is a major player in the New Zealand market. And with the exception of a ute, it has a vehicle for just about every need – or want. The most recent addition is the diesel only, eye-catching I40 sedan which sits, and is priced just below the larger, petrol only, i45 sedan. When the i45 arrived three years ago, it was the first to really show off the company’s now trademark “Fluidic Sculpture” styling which gives it a definitely up-market look.

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The i40 however was designed and engineered in Europe, and while said styling is clearly evident, it looks leaner and more dynamic. And it’s not just good looking, but strong as well and has received awards in Europe for this. There are two versions of these diesel i40 sedans - the $46,990 CRDi and CRDi Elite at $51,990 as driven. For the extra money for the Elite, you get heated leather seats front and rear, 18 inch alloys, six-disc sound system, push button start/stop, climate air, front/rear parking sensors and a reversing camera and more. While the 1.7 litre common rail, turbo-diesel is a little smaller than some, it produces 100kW and a very usable 320Nm of torque between 2000 and 2500 rpm. Which means the i40 is a very decent performer

Hyundai’s i40 CRDi Elite is a stylish, roomy, very well equipped car, whose, dynamics and economical, but torquey diesel mean it’s an easy commuter. But then just as quickly comes into its own for effortless long distance driving.

and has ever present, keen midrange punch. In fact with the presumptive 6-speed auto relishing the diesel’s torque, there’s plenty of acceleration on tap whatever the rev counter shows. There’s minimal turbo lag, which is only slightly evident from a standing start, when 100kmh is reached in 10 seconds. Selecting the sport mode means a quicker response as well as the auto staying in fifth gear. Obviously doing this can upset the claimed 6L/100km overall fuel economy! With the advantage of the stop/start technology around

HYUNDAI I40 CRDI ELITE ■ Price: $51,990 ■ Warranty: 3 years ■ Engine: 1.7 litre 4 cylinder turbo-diesel, 100kW/320Nm ■ Transmission: 6-speed auto, front wheel drive ■ Economy: 6.0L/100km town and cruising on flat open roads, the computer can show 5L/100km without trying too hard. But realistically high 6s are more likely for everyday driving, even with some “press on” hill stuff. As well, this smooth-running, diesel, while making its presence known from cold starts, then keeps very quiet, even when driven hard. The spacious cabin is inviting with its nice textures, soft leather, attractive styling, premium sound system, dual zone climate control and rear view camera .The dials and well-placed controls on the sweeping dash have neat blue back-lighting.

There’s plenty of adjustment seat and steering wise so it is easy for the driver to get well set up on the good-sized, expectedly comfortable and supportive seat. Two adults in the back were also comfortable and happy with their more than adequate space, and shapely, heated seats. Also plenty of space (505 litres) for four tourists’ gear in the easy to load boot, where the space is flat, low and is complete with cargo net, fire-extinguisher and safety vest. The back seat splits 60/40 and folds. Safety-wise the i40 has nine air bags, stability control and plenty more, and is ANCAP 5 star rated. The brakes are strong and progressive while the electronic parking brake has an auto hold system for easy hill take-offs. The i40’s very European-like ride and handling provide a nice sporty feel, with a neat balance of firmness and comfort, while the electric steering is precise enough, and provides reasonable feed back. Meaning keen drivers will enjoy its predictable composure, and grip through corners of any difficulty.


Club news 20 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Allenton Netball Club Another season has come to a close. A big thank you to all our coaches and managers for the tremendous effort you put in to coaching and managing our netball teams both in Senior and Junior grades for the 2013 season. It is very much appreciated. Congratulations to those teams who made semi finals and finals. Great effort. The Club is selling Christmas Cards as a fundraiser at present. There are 5 cards in a pack selling for $10.00. Please contact either Marg Verrall on 3024717 or Amy McIntyre 0275181000 to place your orders. The results for the Senior Trophy winners are: Moriarty Trophy Most Improved Player 2nd Grade Down, Daize Beale; Player of the Year Trophy 2nd Grade Down, Tracey Robertson; New World Trophy Most Improved U14 Player, Ruby Anderson; New World Trophy Most Consistent U14 Player, Jewel Pantaleon, Most Improved U16 Player, Brooke Maslin; Most Consistent U17 Player, Emily Callas; Paper Plus U18 Player of the Year, Kelsey Bush, Baker Trophy for Most Improved Senior Player, Alisha Rollinson; Amy McIntyre Trophy for Social Team Player of the Year, Karlene Reid; Club Player of the Year, Emily Callas; Hart Trophy for Team Manager of the Year, Maree Bush; Mrs R Wendelborn Team Trophy of the Year, Allenton C; Senior Coach of the Year, Kellie Johnson; Johnsons Hire Centre Senior Umpire of the Year, Vicki McArthur; Maree Jemmett Trophy for General Excellence, Tracy Maslin. The results for the Junior Trophy winners are: Most Consistent Player Year 8, Apii Terekia; Most Consistent Player Year 7, Meg McIntyre; Cabouts Junior Trophy Year 6, Ellen Westwood; Most Consistent Player Year 5, Emily Milner; Junior Trophy for Developing Player, Olivia Chamberlain; BNZ Most Consistent Junior Player, Jemma Donnelly; Maslin Most Improved Junior Player, Julia and Stephanie Van Schalkwyk; Sandrey Sportsmanship Trophy, Nicola Cain; Junior Coach of the Year, Debby Cabout; Johnstons Hire Centre Junior Umpire of the Year, Nicole Johnson. Heartiest congratulations to all of the above winners - you have done the Club proud. We hope to see you all back to play for Allenton Netball next season. The first round of Twilight Netball went well starting on Tuesday 17 September with 16 teams entered in the competition. Twilight runs for the next six weeks with Amy McIntyre as the organiser.

■ tinwald golf club The victorious Tinwald Golf Club team of (from left) Kieron Gray, Lyndon Moore, Roger Bruce, Eddie Tulip, (front) Colin Johnstone and Shane Webster that won the Moyes in the Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Association Pennants finals held at the Gleniti Golf Club. The Tinwald Moyes B team won the cup with an 11-6 win over Gleniti. Tinwald also had a team win the Redpath Cup, beating Geraldine 8-4.

Michael went through any announcements required and wished those members who have been ill a speedy recovery. He then handed over the evening to Margaret Twamley our Hostess for the evening. Margaret then introduced Dot Hart and her family and we sat back and enjoyed some great Rock & Roll Music, with Guitars, Keyboard and Drums. Tunes played were “Maggie May” “I’m a Believer” “Sweet Home Chicago – a Blues Number a- and a number of others. To follow we then had the Piano Trio of Rose, Allenton Outdoor Bowling Audrey and Fairlie playing , “The Three Friends” “Iris” for Iris who unfortunately Club wasn’t there and Vinica len Vinica la Our Benefit Tournament for Sandra got great stuff. Margaret then introduced underway on Saturday with great supthe Accordian Group, and while they port and a good day had by all ending were getting set up Judith Lamont gave with a BBQ.   Unfortunately the rains came and Sunday play was cancelled.    us a story, ”Miss Beatrice. ”The AccordThe results for Saturday were as follows:   ian Group are Bernard on organ, Michael 1st:   R. Greaney, P.McKinnel, P. Hogs,  I. Irene, Bryan, Peter Shirley all on the accordion, and we were entertained with Rule  (ChCh) -  2nd:  B. White, D. Kida great selection of Old Time Music, An dey, N. Woods, P. Kiddey (Alle)  3rd:  Joe. Ryk, M. Anderson, M. Quinn, J. Ryk  4th:  Iris bracket and further Old Time Bracket B. Chapman, M. Ridpen, S. Boon, G. Tay- which got the audience toe tapping and singing, they then finished with Pretty lor.    Very well done to all and everyone Paper. that helped in any way to make the day Raffles were drawn at this stage and a good one.  A huge THANKYOU to  all the Sponsors for their donations, just won by Jackie Currie, Peter Thomas, Bev French, Neil White and Lyndon Hay. Conwonderful. grats to all. Margaret continued with her Not to forget the Triples played on Friprogramme and we had Anne & Ross Alday!!!!   This was also well attended and excellent bowls were played by one and lott as our next item, with Ross playing all.    Boy we are really into the season the saxophone, The Entertainer, Snappy Rag and Moonlight Air were amongst his woohoo!!   The results were 1st:  M. Smallridge, P. Collins and G. Sparks.  2nd:  B. music. A very talented boy who is off to Harper, W. Blackwell, and J. Syme.   3rd:   University next year. Michael Kingsbury A. McIntosh, D. Thomas, and M. Cabout.  and Kevin Cameron were our next art4th:  G. Eder, M. Eder, and W. Lee   5th:  ist. Kevin is a pleasant singer and we sat back and listened to “Lucky Lips” CrysB. Neilson,  D. Watson, and J. Slater.   It seems a high standard has been set for tal Chandelier” to name a few. Margaret the Triples so go out and go hard eve- then invited Dot Hart and family back on ryone    Go Team NZ for goodness sake stage for the final numbers and we were certainly entertained and “Wipeout” GET THE JOB DONE.  That’s all. stole the show for me. Michael then thanked everyone for playAshburton Electronic Keying during the evening and supper was board and Organ Club served. On Monday the 16th September the arrival music for the monthly club night Ashburton Garden Club held at the Snr. Citizens Hall was beThirty members and one visitor gathered ing played on the piano by Bev French at the Senior Centre for the September a great variety and selection of music. Meeting with Jennifer Marks presiding. Michael Kingsbury our President then There were 13 apologies. Jenny Marks welcomed everyone including visitors the Presdient reminded everyone about and especially our visitors from Timaru the Pot Luck Luncheon to be held in NoDot Hart and her Family who were going vember and that Nicole Hazelhurst will to be guest entertainers for the evening.

be there to speak on her trip to Germany for the Worldskills competition at 11am. The Almoner Pamela Bird said several members had been sick either at home or in hospital and we all wished them well for a speedy recovery. Mr. Woodhouse and his son then spoke on propagating from seed and answered our many questions. They run the nursery from their home in Bridge Street, and were very interesting to hear. Afternoon tea was then served.

Ashburton Harrier Club Championships - The Ashburton Harrier Club contested their annual club championship road race around the Northpark Industrial Estate on Saturday 21st September 2013. Two junior runners completed a 3km course: - Ben Baker 11:24 and Josh Sheridan 11:55. Joe Ford was the first runner home in the men’s 8.32km race with a time of 31:20, closely followed by Brian Goods 32:47, Peter Larkin 32:51, Graeme Wall 34:15, Gary Whiting 34:55, Ian Broadbelt 35:00, Bruce Henderson 36:28, Neill 36:38, Merv Gilbert 41:03, Jimmy Stubbs 48:49 and Mike Callaghan 50:18. The first home on handicap for the runners was Graeme Wall, followed by Gary Whiting and Ian Broadbelt. The walkers completed a 6.25km course with Dave Strong finishing first with a time of 39:07 followed by Patrice Ansell 39:37, Lori Rusbath 43: 38, Barbara Taylor 44:44, Linda Bayne 46:54, Robin Ford 47:23, Jackie Gilbert 50:17, Trish Harvey 50:17, Anita Hayes 53:17 and Viv Strong 56:11. The overall winner for the walker’s handicap was Anita Hayes closely followed by Viv Strong, Jackie Gilbert and Dave Strong. This race wrapped up a very successful winter season for the harrier club which commenced back in March 2013.

Ashburton Horticultural Society Nineteen members enjoyed a very challenging Quiz evening with questions based on newspaper advertising. Top scorers Brian Glassey, Graham Gunn and John Hoogweg proved to have read and remembered a wide range of topics. Thanks to Trevor Gamblin who set up the Quiz for us!

Raffles were won by Rex Tarbotton and large number of members and visitors Maureen Randall. to the Club’s September meeting held Premier Bloom – Daffodil - Brian Glas- at the Ashburton R.S.A. A Special welsey. come was made to members of The TeTable show results: muka Pakeke Lions Club and apologies Pat Tarbotton 10 firsts, 10 seconds, 2 were read by Lion Milner Jacobs. thirds. Brian Glassey 7 firsts, 2 seconds, Grace was read by Daphne Allison and 5 thirds. Shona Thomas 6 firsts, 7 secfollowing the meal the speaker for the onds, 4 thirds. Maureen Randall 2 firsts, evening Tash Sim, a Glass Artist based 2 seconds, 1 third. John Hoogweg 2 at Hinds, was introduced by Lion Ray firsts, 2 seconds, 1 third. Norm McDowell                     Harraway. Tash was the first female 2 firsts. Rosemary Case 1 first, 1 second, Glazier to graduate in N.Z. during her 2 thirds. Dorothy Broome 1 first. Surrey time at Armstrongs Glass in AshburLamont,  1 second. Joy Jaine 2 thirds. ton. Tash spoke to the meeting on her There were very good entries in the dafinternational experiences in glass art, fodil section and the new season Sched- jewellery, leadlight windows and restoule was distributed to members. Next ration of antique items. While in Europe meeting 7.30pm Monday 28 October, she also studied glass blowing and has Speaker Margaret Rickard. Visitors and now included this in her repertoire. She new members welcome to attend. displayed her many artworks which included mirrors, lamps and lovely glass Ashburton Musical Club jewellery and an item that recently won SPRING CONCERT arranged by Carolie an award at the local Art Exhibition. Andrew was held at the Sinclair Centre These items were all hand made in her on 14 September.   Our thanks to Carolie studio at Hinds. Tash is a very passionate for providing an interesting and enjoyartist which was appreciated by a very able concert.  Vocal Solo – Samantha attentive audience. She was thanked McArthur - The Sound of Music – Rogby Lion Derek Prebble and presented ers and Hammerstein. O My Louve’s Like with a small gift. a Red Red Rose – Robert Burns. Piano Lion Bob Rogers reported on the Clubs Solo – Jackson Hood – Dreamy – Brian Produce and Raffle stall which was sucBonsor.  Vocal Solo – Joshua Pike – Sevcessfully held at the town’s Boulevard ven, Crudele – Antonio Caldara, Pilate’s Day and thanked all members involved. Dream – Andrew Lloyd-Webber.  Piano Lion Colin Divers reported on the “Heads Solo – Ryan Strijbis – Assez Lent – Mau- Up for Kids” old money collection and rice Ravel, Blue Air – Madeleine Dring.  encouraged members to bring any old Vocal Solo – Jack Hanrahan – Impossible coins and foreign currency for him to Dream – Mitch Leigh, What a Wondercollate. He also mentioned the Clubs ful World – Weiss & Thiele. Piano Solo – forthcoming member’s golf tournament. Joy Sun – Sonata in A Flat major op 110, Lion Ray Harraway reported on the Bus 1st Mvt. – Beethoven.  String Quartet – trip to Temuka Pakeke Club which is Paula Green, Ruth Hall, Justus Frank, and to take place on the 10th October and Mary Pearson – Spring – 1st Mvt – Vivalforthcoming concerts in Ashburton. di, Suite from “Shakekspeare in Love” – Lion Peter O’Neill then addressed the Stephen Warbeck arr Tony Osborne, The meeting on the Pink Ribbon and Blind Beginning, Viola and Will, The Dances, Appeals and also and update on the The End.  Fantasia in A minor – Handel Club’s Boat Restoration. Tail Twister arr A Christopherson, Londonderry Air – Lion Ron Paterson then extracted a few arr. A Christopherson. dollars from member’s misdemeanours Accompanist: Carolie Andrew.   The final during the month and also auctioned off concert for the year , which is a Public produce that was left over from the stall. Concert, will be held in the Sinclair CenRaffles were then drawn and the meettre on 12th October at 7.30pm when ing was closed with the singing of the the Scholarship for the year will be an- National Anthem. nounced and awarded. The Monthly Craft Morning is to held at Val Cartneys on Monday October 14th at Ashburton Pakeke Lions 10a.m.

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Club news www.guardianonline.co.nz On Wednesday 11 September President Pauline O’Leary welcomed 11 members to the monthly meeting. We welcomed three visiting ladies and we had apologies from April Breading, Heather Gray, Joan Lawrence, Joan Strachan, Shirley Thomas and Bev Tuck – accepted. Unfortunately due to family commitments our speaker was unable to attend our meeting so we had a discussion on our roses and the care they need. Our competition was for 3 daffodils and results were: 1st Annette Emmerson; 2nd Lois Bradley; 3rd Zena Clark. Our monthly raffle was won by one of our visitors Merrill Dudley. Our speaker for our next meeting will be Barry Rissman who will speak on “Moon Gardening Advice”. The meeting concluded with supper.

Ashburton Senior Citizens Inc. Ashburton Senior Citizens monthly Social Afternoon was held on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at the Ashburton Seniors Centre. The audience was treated to the lovely piano playing of Hope as they arrived. Arthur Berry welcomed everyone and led the singing of “Happy Birthday” for the birthday people, following by another of his delightful stories. Yvonne Cherry then greeted everyone with a “loud hello”, Heather Glass playing her guitar entertained the audience with a lovely bracket of songs starting with “Galway Bay”. Two violinists came on stage and really showed the versatility of the violin in competent hands to the delight of the audience. Jim accompanied by Yvonne sang “Friends and Neighbours” and “When I grow too old to dream”, Heather returned to encourage members to sing the chorus for “Grandfather” and “You canna shove your Grandma off the bus” and the “Sunday Driver”. Ruth and Paula returned to demonstrate how their violin playing complimented each others playing. Yvonne reminded members of our November raffle and how volunteers would be appreciated for help with this. Please contact Yvonne. She then played a lovely selection for the audience to sing a long with. Jim sang “Welcome to my World” and “April Showers” to end another enjoyable afternoon. Yvonne thanked all the great entertainers and then afternoon tea was served. For Total Mobility please ring 3081237.

Ashvegas Country Club Heavy showers dominated our club day at Tinwald last Sunday with only a small number brave enough to turn up for their weekly round of golf. A 3 man South African Stableford round was played and really tested the mathematical ability of some of our golfers with the final result still in doubt as a result of some highly questionable multiplication. The winning team consisting of Logan Tasker, Daz and of course Legs claimed victory and the beer with a score of 113 points. Clarkie had the best individual round for the morning finishing with a net 71 after a round of 86 with Logan next best with his net 76. Terry Kingsbury won the putting prize with 29 putts.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This Sunday is the annual Presidents Cup clash with the Tinwald Golf Club with tee off time scheduled to be at 12.30pm as part of the golf club’s club day. The last 2 matches have been close affairs with Ash Vegas coming out on top on both occasions and it is likely that Tinwald president, Chris Hart, will have selected many of his clubs top burglars so another tough match is on the cards.

Cavendish Club On 20th September we had a “Beetles” afternoon. Sixteen members joined in the fun and the hour quickly went by. After eight games afternoon tea was served and enjoyed by all. Forty four Cavendish Club members enjoyed a lovely lunch at Braided Rivers Restaurant on Friday 6th September. President Sandra Grant welcomed members and also guests from Timaru to the luncheon. The Cavendish Club was celebrating 86 years as a women’s club in Ashburton. Garden Circle Spring Flower Show On 13th September the Garden Circle held their Annual Spring Flower show. After the horrible storm a few days before members thought there would be no flowers left, but it was amazing the quality and quantity of the exhibits. Graham Gunn judged the Daffodil Section the results being for the Grigg Cup – Gloria Copland 1st; Jennifer Hunt 2nd; and Joan Dephoff 3rd. Gloria Copland won the Pauline Cornwell Cup for the Champion Daffodil in the Show. Pat Tarbotton judged the Cut Flowers Section and the Murdoch Trophy was won by Sandra Grant 1st; Yvonne Matthews 2nd and Bev Cornwall 3rd. The Rountree Tray for the best Camellia in the Show was won by Sandra Grant. After the judging Graham Gunn gave a very interesting talk about what a judge looks for in different exhibits and also how to present the flowers. Altogether a very happy and most informative day.

Creative Fibre Ashburton The September meeting was held on Monday the 16th at the Allenton Rugby Club. There were 25 women present which was a bit disappointing as we held a Silent Auction after the business part of the meeting. There was a report about the Glen Tui Weekend which a few of our members attended. While there a competition was held for knitted small toys  and these were then given to children suffering traumas. The Stavely Camp  which was a live-in was held last week. Unfortunately it coincided with the storm and the women had to use their pioneering skills with the power outage and cook meals for  about a dozen on the woodburner and cope with a limited water supply as an electric pump was required. In spite of having to return a day earlier they enjoyed their time together. It will go down as the year we had no power for three days. The AGM will be held at the October meeting and subs are due at that time. We were reminded that entries for the A and P Show are due in by FRIDAY 27th September.

A Christmas luncheon could be held on Tuesday 3rd December, the style and place to be decided. SHOW AND TELL Woven squares, Alpaca coloured necklace, 2 prs of knitted socks, spun wool, 5 knitted baby singlets, knitted baby rug, knitted circular baby shawl, knitted small duck, 1 pr baby socks, baby’s jersey, oval baby’s shawl and 2 baby’s bonnets. The Silent auction was then held. That concluded the formal meeting and lunch and conversation took place.

Methven Bowling Club Sunday 22nd was our opening day. We had a good attendance to the afternoon. President Craig Carter welcomed members and the new bowlers. He told everyone about the work that had been carried out over the winter months, this included painting, digging out the ditch and pebbles being placed and also indoor renovations. He thanked everyone that had helped out on these projects. He thanked Hugh Weir and Mary Stone for having the grounds looking picture perfect. He called upon our Patron Gene Pagey and our Patroness Mary Stone to roll up the Kitty and bowl the first bowl, Craig then declared the Bowling Green open for 13/14 season. Unfortunately it was raining so games were not able be played but the members enjoyed a social afternoon with a cuppa and a chat. Craig wished all bowlers a good season and his committee all the best in their delegated positions. Bruce Harper Wendy Blackwell and Ivan Symes had a good start to their season being placed 2nd in the Allenton Triples.

Methven Golf September 21 Senior: Mike Royston 78-10-68 Intermediate: Phil Elliott 82-16-66; Junior A: Gavin Santy 86-23-63; Junior B: Phil Lalor 100-30-70 Other Good scores, 64 Dave Reeve 66 Rodger Callaghan 67 Doug Sheldon mike Gray 69 Alister Maxwell 70 Keith Middleton James Anderson Mark gazzard Bob Ilton 71 Eric Meaclem 72 Tony Worsfold 73 Ben Rutter Ian Sawers Phil Johnson Peter Harper Allan Smith Dave Puckett. Twos, Dave Reeve Doug Hamilton Marty Hickman Nearest the Pins #4 Arabica: Allan Lock (4); #6 Terrace Downs: Dave Reeve; #13 Ski Time: Marty Hickman; # 17 Hunters Wines Doug Hamilton The Blue & Brown Pubs 2nd shot # 14: Mike Royston Top Notch 4 Square Supermarket best nett: Gavin Santy 63; Second nett: Dave Reeve 64; Aqua Japanese Restaurant Best Gross: Alister Maxwell 77 Next Saturday Finals Day 8-30am Junior Knockout, 8-37 am Senior Knockout,844am Junior B, 8-51am Bronze B, 8-58am Junior A, 9-05am Bronze A, 9-12am Intermediate,9-19am Silver, 9-26am senior. All No1 Tee. 12-30pm Nett Champs & Flights No10 Tee. Sunday 29th September – Toyota cup & club day, men & Women 12-30pm.

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■ DORIE TENNIS CLUB The Dorie Tennis Club organised an open day with games and a sausage sizzle on Sunday. It was a gorgeous day and we had a wonderful turnout, with 30 children and 14 adults. Mid Canterbury Tennis coach Jane Brosnahan was leading the games for the older kids and her daughter Chrystal took care of the youngest group. The aim of the day was to introduce the sport to families and children that don’t normally play or that are not involved with the tennis club at all. We have been running tennis coaching for children and adults at Dorie Tennis Courts since April 2012, after realising how many people from our community would not drive into Ashburton for this purpose but were keen to take the short drive to the hall, having the chance to socialise with other locals at the same time. Since then there has been a steady increase in numbers of children and ladies taking part in the programmes. Brosnahan has been coming to Dorie every Friday since we started, and coaching all the different groups and skill levels. We have 28 children and seven ladies registered so far for the tennis coaching in term 4, who will be taking lessons on Tuesdays and/or Fridays afternoons at Dorie.

Club Welcome to the new season of lawn bowls. Time moves so fast and the Opening Day for 2013-14 seems to arrive very quickly for Members of the M.S.A. Club. The day was most successful both weather wise and attendance. The President Mr John Argyle welcomed all those present with a special welcome to the New Members. With formalities over, Vice President Mrs Marie Harnett sent Kitty up and Life Member Mr Henry Hunt bowled the first bowl of the Season—-Henry (96) must have been practicing all winter as his bowl almost got a kiss?  The season was the declared open and players took to the green with great enthusiasm. Special mention to our Green Keeper Mr Maurice Sunbeam for the first class presentation of the green.  Many remarks were made to the condition and that long time players had never seen it so good.   Congratulations Maurice. Roll up days are programmed until September 26th when competition will commence with the Ngaire Hunt Mixed Triples.  To be followed on 27th with M.S.A. 1/2 day Triples. To all Members who have been on the sick list at home or in hospital, we hope all are healthy again and can enjoy another season of bowls.  To those that have suffered Bereavements our Sincere Sympathy, and may 2014 bring better days. That’s All Folks

Nor’westers Muso’s Club August Jam Well another great day for the August Jam. To open off the day, Leora Te Tomo donned the acoustic guitar and sang her way through a terrific set including ‘ Words ‘ from The Bee Gees , ‘Sorrow’ from David Bowie , ‘ Sundown ‘ from Gordon Lightfoot , ‘Yellow ‘ from Coldplay , ‘Harper Valley P.T.A. , ‘Ode To Billy Jo’ and finished off with ‘Whats Up” from 4 Non Blondes , Thanks Leora , always a pleasure to have you perform for us. Tony Johnson on acoustic guitar/ vocals made the trip north from Timaru again to entertain us all, in which he never disappoints. His brilliant set included Beatles, CCR, Eagles, ’Isis ‘ & ‘ Mozambique “ from Bob Dylan and finished off with ‘Dear Prudence ‘ from The Beatles. Cheers mate, thanks again. Next up we had the bones of a band to keep an eye on. Dremayne on drums/vocals and Josh on guitar, and they ripped through an awesome set including ‘And Will Defy’ from Kiwi rockers, I Am Giant. ‘Lonely Day ‘ from System Of A Down, ‘Bullet For My Gun ‘ from Black River Drive, to name a few. I understand their other guitarist was unable to attend and they have just secured a bass player, so look out, these guys mean business!! ‘Three Bottles ‘, consisting of Kinnear on vocals, Hoover on bass & Tony on drums took over and powered their way through a solid set from  Kings Of Leon, Queens Of The Stone Age, Silverchair, Weezer, Black Keys, Staindt, Soungarden & finished off with a powerful ‘Rocking In The Free World’ from Neil Young, brilliant fellas. Kinnear on acoustic/vocals then did a

Ashburton Guardian 21 nice solo set, followed by  Tony Johnson also doing a solo set, both of these acts going down well with the crowd. To top off another great day we had the amazing talent of young Josh McIntyre to end the days entertainment with a terrific drum solo, keep it up Josh, well done. Well everyone, remember this Sunday is the September Jam, hope everyone will turn up to Fenneys Louge, Devon Hotel, for another Super Sunday - an afternoon not too be missed!! See you all there.

Seniornet Ashburton Inc. This month we have had numerous classes and forums. As there has been just one or two wanting workshops, we have found the forums have been working out successfully, as this gives other members, who have been interested, but have not registered for a class the opportunity to come to the forum’s they choose. By the time this goes to print we will have had our “Drop Box, Icloud, Sky Drive” forum, by Sam from Noel Leeming. I’m sure we will all be a lot more knowledgeable about “Saving to the Cloud” after this presentation. We are very grateful to Malcolm and his staff from Noel Leeming for all their help and support they give to Seniornet members. Our Question and Answer afternoon presented by Lindsay Holland, on the “Setting up and maintenance” of our computers was very well received and gained us all an insight into what we need to do to keep our computers running smoothly and take off all the rubbish. Thank you Lindsay. Next month our Question & Answer afternoon will be held Thursday 3 October 1.30pm in the MSA Lounge, the subject is: UFB Ultra Fast Broadband by Electricity Ashburton and one of their providers Ultimate Mobile. We hope this will answer many of our questions about UFB. Seven of our committee went to the Regional meeting held in Lincoln, at their Community Centre. What a facility this was, with many rooms available for different organisations and sports and outside, most sporting bodies had their grounds at this complex. The Lincoln Council are very supportive of Seniornet and offered this facility for future meetings, both Regional and future Symposium’s. Lisa their “Community Development Officer” was very helpful and is working with the four Seniornet groups in their County, to be all under the one umbrella. It was an excellent meeting and it is good to get ideas and support from other bigger Seniornet groups in our Canterbury District. We hope if our Community Centre goes ahead, there will be the same support. We would like to thank and acknowledge the grant from the Community Trust, Mid & South Canterbury, to assist in the upgrading of our computers. Without this assistance, we would be unable to provide the up to date technology for our members. Please ring Jenny 308 8424 for information on any workshops or you can also ring Margaret 307 7498.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

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■ MOTOCROSS

In brief Villumsen wins silver Ashburton College motocross rider Cade Srhoy was recently crowned Aoraki Secondary School 14-16 year old 250cc grade champion at Pleasant Point. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 250913-TM-059

New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen earned a record fifth straight medal in the time trial at the world road cycling championships in Florence, Italy, yesterday. The diminutive 28-yearold rode impressively on the flat and open course to earn silver and become the first woman to win a time trial medal in five consecutive years at the world championships. She produced an outstanding performance over the 22km test to finish behind in-form Dutch rider Ellen van Dijk, known as “Animal” by her Specialized Lululemon teammates, who was the overwhelming favourite.

Williamson goes pro New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson will be Yorkshire’s overseas professional for the next English season. The Northern Districts player joined the county in August and averaged 53 in seven championship innings as they made a strong push for the title, which was eventually won by Durham. “It’s great news to have Kane on board for next season,” Yorkshire’s director of cricket, former test player Martyn Moxon said. “We have seen him excel in four-day cricket in the short time he has been with us and I have no doubt that he will be a tremendous asset in all forms of the game next season.”

Paddon steps up

Consistent Cade wins Aoraki medal BY MYLES HUME MYLES.H@THEGUARDIAN

An underwhelming finish at the Canterbury championships just two weeks ago made Ashburton College motocross rider Cade Srhoy’s recent success all that much sweeter. The 16-year-old claims consistency was the key when he was crowned the Aoraki Secondary Schools 14-16 year old 250cc grade champion at the South Island Secondary School Motocross Championships at

Pleasant Point on Saturday. It came after a tough run at the Canterbury champs just a week prior when “it just wasn’t my day”, with Srhoy claiming one of his most memorable titles on his Honda CRF 250R while also finishing fourth overall in the South Island rankings at the event. The Lowcliffe teen joined fellow riders Nick Heney and Eric Johnstone to ride under the Ashburton College banner, however the team placed down

the field overall. Srhoy could not pin his victory on one aspect, but believed consistency played a major role. “In the three races I had, I came third, fourth and fourth and the bike just went as it should have,” he said. Some servicing and minor tuning to the suspension combined with a freshly groomed McKnight race track also contributed to the title, he said. Cade has been riding since he was seven years old, and raced

in his first event at 10. He says the Aoraki secondary school motocross medal is one that he says rates highly along with a 10th placing at the junior national championships in 2010. Srhoy said he will now look to compete in nearby events before shifting his focus to another bid at a major title. “I want to go to the junior national champs next year, but that’s still a wee way away just yet,” he said.

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eron Nine Hole Men and Women’s Section October 3 - report 9:15am Competition TBA Nine Hole convenors – Carolyn King 308 7022 and Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 September 28 – report 8.15am for play with weekend ladies Competition TBA Club Captain – Alison Grant 302 4635

SPORTS DRAWS AND RESULTS

Results ■ GOLF

Mayfield Golf Club September 21

Winners Bisque Par: 0-18: Nigel Ormrod 9 up; Allan Dixon and John Sim 4; By lot Kerry Read 3 up 19-36: Roger Lake 12 up; Peter McLauchlan 9; Ian Hopping 7; By lot Don Ingold 6 up Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: Allan Dixon; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Steve King; National Bank No 14: Terry Kingsbury; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: Ian Hopping Two’s: Ian Hopping; Eagles: Wayne Blair No 12; Ash Vegas Player of Day: Roger Lake Nett Eagle: No 7 Not Struck

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Warriors squad The 2013 Kiwis train-on squad (so far): Brisbane Broncos: Alex Glenn, Josh Hoffman. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs: Greg Eastwood, Krisnan Inu, Sam Kasiano, Sam Perrett, Frank Pritchard. Melbourne Storm: Jesse Bromwich, Tohu Harris, Kevin Proctor. North Queensland Cowboys: Jason Taumalolo, Antonio Winterstein. St George Illawarra Dragons: Bronson Harrison, Jason Nightingale. Penrith Panthers: Lewis Brown, Sam McKendry, Dean Whare. Warriors: Shaun Johnson, Thomas Leuluai, Kevin Locke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Sam Rapira, Elijah Taylor, Manu Vatuvei. Wests Tigers: Adam Blair, Tim Simona

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Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women

1 October LGU, Medal Tuesday Starters: Dee Simmons, Betsy Martin No 1 Tee 9.30 W Parr, C Trott, B Turton 9.36 P Bell, J Mitchell, H Lovett 9.42 D Hinton, D Engelbrecht, T Cates 9.48 K Green, B Watkins, C Ness 9.54 J McKeown, F Matsinger, E Langford No 7 Tee 9.48 A Grant, B Martin, M Bean 9.54 S Lemon, L Wackrow, K Robb No 10 Tee 9.30 H Argyle, B Blair, H Robertson 9.36 S Simpson, H Ward, R Bennett 9.42 A Grant, B Martin, M Bean 9.48 D Simmons, A Hunt, B Gregory, B Cam-

Tinwald Golf Club September 28

Championship finals No 1 Tee 9.00 R Shearer v B Kirdy 9.10 B Cochrane v B Kirdy 9.20 A Pierce v W Mellish 9.30 J Smith v J VanderHeide 9.40 D Cockburn or G Hubbard v M Thomas 9.50 A Gray v W Stevenson 10.00 N Heney v A Marshall 10.10 T McAndrew v D Green or G Cartney 10.20 B Harris v P Ellis 10.30 D Lye v B Ravenscroft 10.40 J Smith v S Anderson. K Bishop v A Millar.

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will step up to the full World Rally Championship competition in October with confirmation the pair will get behind the wheel at Rally de Espana. Paddon and Kennard will compete for the Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team, running in full factory colours as part of the M-Sport team. It’s the first time Paddon has competed in a full world rally car and the 26-yearold also becomes the first New Zealander to compete in a new generation WRC model. “To say I’m excited is an understatement, but I am also focused on ensuring that we make the most of this opportunity,” Paddon said.

Canterbury brutal The rugby factory is still churning out the five eighths in Canterbury. With four senior men banged up or on All Black duty, Richie Mo’unga is the latest to settle into his ITM Cup work in the red and black jersey. He did that with some certainty last night in Christchurch. The teenage Mo’unga kicked out on the full to start the match but after that glitch he moved into some very solid work. It was difficult for everyone, particularly Manawatu who met a Canterbury side with multiple changes but no reduction in their firepower or cohesion as they eased out to a record victory against Manawatu. They had a bonus point for four tries after just 35 minutes on an evening when constant rain made conditions awkward. In that period Canterbury missed out on a couple of others as Paea Fa’anunu and Ryan Crotty lost the ball across the line. Manawatu were left to defend for much of the half. However, tighthead prop Chris Eves scored a superb individual try when he charged down a kick. - APNZ


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■ INDOOR BOWLS

Henry’s back on mat By Susan Sandys

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Ninety-six-year-old Henry Hunt will be cutting the cake at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association 60th anniversary this weekend, and he may even have a bowl while he is there. The keen Ashburton bowler and great granddad of 24 has been out of action for 12 months due to a sore leg, but plans on getting back into his favourite sport. He said he had been playing bowls “a wee while”, and when he counts up the years they add up to about 50. He joined the Allenton Indoor Bowling Club around 1963, and was one of a team of enthusiastic volunteers who helped build the association’s stadium in the industrial estate, which was officially opened in 1998. The building project involved turning a machinery storage shed for tractors and headers into a prime sporting facility.

“The floor was quite a job putting in,” he said. Among Mr Hunt’s jobs was drilling thousands of holes through the concrete for the chipboard to be overlaid, and making sure the surface was level.  “We started off with a theodolite but a water level was a lot quicker,” he said. Mr Hunt is patron and a former president of the association, and his late wife Ngaire was also involved in the club as treasurer. Highlights included playing in teams all over the country, as far afield as Wanganui and Invercargill. “It’s a good game, you make a lot of great friends, life-time friends,” he said. And while none of his seven children had followed him into the sport, he thought it was the type of sport anyone could pick up. “All you need is a pair of fatsoled shoes, everything is supplied by the clubs,” he said.

Ashburton’s Henry Hunt, 96, has been playing indoor bowls for 50 years. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 240913-DW-047

■ OPINION

Formula One racing high on the must-see list

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omewhere on the bucket list is a visit to the world of the Formula One circus. Now logic would suggest a visit to Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australasia, sometime in March, or if I pick up one of those big Lotto prizes running around, surely the glitz and glamour of Monaco would be the desired destination - but no, I think Singapore will be the name written down on that list. It is the only circuit where they race at night, under lights, which would be an amaz-

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ing spectacle in itself, but the course they have manufactured is quite incredible. The race course winds through the city streets while busy traffic lanes continue to run on strands of superhighways just above the track, and there’s boats on the water just downstairs a bit, lending a

surreal touch to the action, and you could even watch from a massive boat flying hundreds of metres in the air (ok, it’s sitting on the top of the Marina Sands resort building, a stunning three columned edifice, with a swimming pool that goes right to the edge so you can look 55 stories down); best check that one out on the goggle-eye. Sir Jackie Stewart (ranked fifth of the fifty greatest Formula One drivers of all time) was a guest comments man at this year’s event. I thought yeah OK, expecting a shuffling old codger, being

fed patronising questions about how it all was in the good old days, but this guy is still very much one of the sharper knives in the rack, and his views on everything from his battles with Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and John Surtees, right up to the politics of running an F1 team today were thoughtprovoking, stimulating and insightful, no loose marbles in that old head. Asked about the concentration necessary to keep one of the current snarling, over-powered rockets between the racing lines, as someone in practice

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made a mistake and crashed at high speed, but walking away unharmed, he simply said “We had to concentrate too; if we missed the corner we died.” Other highlights on the sporting scene: the NRL games have lifted a notch or three, as they always do, for the finals series every September, the games on show are just sensational advertising for the code. Pity the referees can’t keep up, with the usual crop of incredibly bad decisions turning up to spoil the spectacle. Roll on the Manly-Knights final!

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Key race for Burnt Orange Burnt Orange’s performance at Ellerslie on Saturday is likely to determine which feature race path trainer Stephen McKee follows with the three-year-old. He has impressed in a brief career to date and the Gr.3 Manuka Doctor Bonecrusher Stakes will paint a clearer picture of his immediate future. “I’m happy with where he is at the moment and we could look at the Wellington Guineas and then the 2000 Guineas or give him a freshen-up and then look toward the Derby,” McKee said. “It will depend on how he goes on Saturday, although I would have preferred to run him on a better track but that isn’t going to happen. “He can put up with it, but he’s a big, long-striding horse and he will be more comfortable on the better tracks.” Bred and raced by Westbury Stud principal Gerry Harvey, Burnt Orange placed

in both his trials on heavy going before a debut second at Tauranga. He comfortably broke his maiden at Ruakaka and then gave a strong account of himself in the Listed Wanganui Guineas when second behind the unbeaten Lord Turbo. “He jumped out and put himself in the race and was committed to an inside run in the worst of it,” McKee said. “He went to the line pretty well and they were six lengths clear of the third horse.” Burnt Orange has been ridden in all three of his raceday appearances by current jockeys’ premiership leader Mark Du Plessis, who believes the son of Mossman can be a serious New Zealand Derby contender. Mark has always said that the further he goes the better he’s going to be,” McKee said. His Ardmore stable is currently going through a rebuilding phase.

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club at Addington Raceway on 26 Sep 2013. NZ Meeting number: 10. 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. 1 4.50pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C3, 295m 1 31248 Aversion 17.33 H & .............................Taylor 2 45465 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney 3 42132 Arkaden 17.62 A & .............................Seque 4 21283 Chevy Chevelle 17.41 H & ..................Taylor 5 52351 Blickling Bridge 17.53 J & ......................May 6 41462 Mr. Big Stuff 17.37 M & .....................Jopson 7 26115 Cool Bear 17.42 .............................. M Grant 8 17666 Kin Nikki 17.41 ............................. L Waretini 9 46x67 As Far As 17.37 ...........................M Roberts 10 87543 Cawbourne Plunge nwtd ...........J McInerney 2 5.09pm (NZT) TERRA KEROMA AT STUD DASH C4, 295m 1 11112 Mary Marlow 17.24 ......................... M Grant 2 32624 Wandy Chick 17.36 ........................G Cleeve 3 28285 Smash Amy 17.19........................... M Grant 4 47467 Sting Me 17.12 ................................ M Grant 5 47432 Dyna Groll nwtd ...........................C Roberts 6 24366 Just A Mate 17.21 .....................J McInerney 7 66487 Primitive 17.19 ...........................D Stapleton 8 55762 Tepirita Rita 17.43 ............................B Shaw 9 38177 Maximum Jewel nwtd ...................C Roberts 10 58746 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 3 5.26pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK SPRINT C3, 295m 1 56367 Homebush Cruden nwtd ...........J McInerney 2 51517 Bit Piccadilly 17.49 H & .......................Taylor 3 76455 Excuse Please 17.35 .................. J McMillan 4 16517 Cosmic Galaxy 17.55 A & ..................Seque 5 36334 Know Fault 17.24 ...........................G Cleeve 6 74561 Blonde Tori 17.47 ...................... A Bradshaw 7 86657 Nitro Mabel 17.39 H &.........................Taylor 8 24585 Pure And Special 17.25 .................. M Grant 9 46x67 As Far As 17.37 ...........................M Roberts 10 83667 Wandy Paul 17.47 ........................... M Grant 4 5.44pm (NZT) DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY DASH C5, 295m 1 17118 Damarjo 17.30 H & .............................Taylor 2 818x4 Wandy Hallee 17.29 .......................G Cleeve 3 43637 Know Jealousy 17.29 .....................G Cleeve 4 35635 Homebush Sarge 17.35 ............J McInerney 5 58248 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney

6 62347 Callahan 17.26 .............................M Roberts 7 21421 Batiatus 17.34 ...........................R Blackburn 8 24213 Two Ways 17.30 ...............................B Shaw 9 38853 Homebush Churro 17.35 ...........J McInerney 10 7x377 Know Rival 17.22 ...........................G Cleeve 5 6.08pm (NZT) FANTA CLAWS AT STUD STAKES C3, 520m 1 21211 Beadman 30.77.................................J Dunn 2 45635 Alisaray 30.59 .............................. L Waretini 3 11218 Gee Cee Bee 30.70 ...................H Anderton 4 23223 Ohoka Frenchi 30.69.................... L Waretini 5 55261 Rocky Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 6 24112 Caboul 30.24 J & ............................D Fahey 7 23256 Girl Racer 30.42 H & ...........................Taylor 8 61738 Wandy On In 30.79 .....................D Kingston 9 51875 Noisy Leo 30.73 ........................J McInerney 10 x7574 Business Plan 30.50 .................R Blackburn 6 6.35pm (NZT) HURUNUI HOTEL SPRINT C5, 295m 1 32627 Butterbean 17.29 M & .....................P Binnie 2 41675 Wandy Geno 17.27 ........................G Cleeve 3 21185 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 4 33616 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 5 67266 Ate Pizza 17.18 ................................B Shaw 6 52257 Homebush Helen 17.18 ............J McInerney 7 78581 Campaigner 17.15 H & .......................Taylor 8 32215 Know Mistake 16.95 .......................G Cleeve 9 38853 Homebush Churro 17.35 ...........J McInerney 10 7x377 Know Rival 17.22 ...........................G Cleeve 7 7.01pm CTV STAKES C4, 520m 1 21862 Adulterous nwtd ...........................C Roberts 2 6348F Celestrial Magic 30.27 J & ..............D Fahey 3 32775 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn 4 17227 Starburst Clemmy 30.86 ................. M Grant 5 54586 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 6 4252F Homebush Violet 30.41 .............J McInerney 7 22813 Red Typhoon 30.56 ......................... M Grant 8 76654 Bob’s Eye 30.73 ........................J McInerney 9 45775 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ........................C Roberts 10 7x386 Flying Moe 30.56 .............................B Shaw 8 7.28pm FLAIR LIGHTNING SPRINT FINAL C5f, 295m 1 45662 Not A Know 17.22 ........................A Waretini 2 36423 Rodriguez 17.19..................................A Lee 3 18231 Bellwave 17.20 W & .......................... Nissen 4 63312 Wandy Devil 17.36 .......................... M Grant 5 37571 Etched In Stone 17.25 ..............R Blackburn 6 214x1 Follow Fame 17.32 ............................M Flipp 7 16161 Dixie Lee 16.99 .........................R Blackburn

8 33312 Pearl’s Boy 17.19 ...........................G Cleeve 9 38853 Homebush Churro 17.35 ...........J McInerney 10 27243 Know Advantage 17.04 ..................G Cleeve 9 7.55pm OAK N FERRY BAR & RESTAURANT DISTANCE C2d, 645m 1 43142 Know Future 38.75.........................G Cleeve 2 4x741 Know Revenge 38.46 .....................G Cleeve 3 16137 Unshaken 38.21 J &........................D Fahey 4 16676 Ultimate Dream 38.33 ...............A Bradshaw 5 44412 Jinja Power 38.49 J & .....................D Fahey 6 76358 Goldstar Bella 38.51 S &.................B Evans 7 33456 Know Peril 38.37 ............................G Cleeve 8 35377 Know Taste 38.73...........................G Cleeve 9 76687 Know Honour 38.53 .......................G Cleeve 10 57177 Line Honours nwtd .........................G Cleeve 10 8.18pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ STAKES C5, 520m 1 15117 Zarishel 30.35 H & ..............................Taylor 2 25525 Raw Energy 29.96.....................J McInerney 3 11128 Gordon Bale 30.25 .......................C Roberts 4 71342 Cawbourne Philip 30.34 ............J McInerney 5 42538 Bigtime Kelina 30.36 ........................B Shaw 6 26323 Opawa Jed 30.06 J & ......................D Fahey 7 13215 Wayleggo 30.31 J & ........................D Fahey 8 52657 No Undies Sundy 30.39 ............J McInerney 9 43568 Banbit 30.57 .....................................B Shaw 10 74776 Speedy Kazza 30.46 .................J McInerney 11 8.43pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC DASH C5, 295m 1 27264 Mr. Whippy 17.19 W & ....................... Nissen 2 43424 Nippa Mary 17.09......................J McInerney 3 15383 Go Housie 17.09 ............................G Cleeve 4 81442 Cawbourne Queen 17.19 .............C Roberts 5 27243 Know Advantage 17.04 ..................G Cleeve 6 35274 Homebush Mayhem 17.27 ........J McInerney 7 23748 Oscar Tuivasa 17.36........................L Philips 8 35136 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 9 38853 Homebush Churro 17.35 ...........J McInerney 10 7x377 Know Rival 17.22 ...........................G Cleeve 12 9.08pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 53755 Ringa Ding 17.50 ......................J McInerney 2 43136 Wandy Gaylene 17.30....................G Cleeve 3 64532 Cawbourne Chief 17.39 .................. M Grant 4 88577 Rule Judge Judy 17.47 J & ....................May 5 24488 Starburst Blanch 17.26.................... M Grant 6 32373 Trans Tasman 17.23 ..................R Blackburn 7 63751 Turbo Tundra 17.57 ......................... M Grant 8 28874 Ramrada 17.21 ............................C Roberts 9 38177 Maximum Jewel nwtd ...................C Roberts 10 88556 Botany Prancer 17.54 ...............J McInerney

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ASHBURTON Law - Peter RENTAL Ragg - moved to 228 Wills Street, opposite Events Centre. Ph 308 0327 for all ALLENTON - two bedroom unit, tidy, heat pump. Suit legal matters. mature person or couple. Long term preferred. Rent PLANTS, PRODUCE negotiable. Ph 308 5817 evenings. ASHBURTON Alpine Garden Bonanza. Rare plants, ADULT including Trilliums, Fritillaries and dwarf bulbs on display ENTERTAINMENT and for sale. Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11am 3pm. Sinclair Centre, Park ASIAN NEW, 24 year, size 6, sexy, classy, busty, the best Street. quality. Please phone Diane 021 0264 7179.

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Daily Events Thursday

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. 9.00am - 4.00pm Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. Square East. For free budget advice and workshop 9.30am - 1.00pm enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Consultancy House. Second time round op shop. Ashburton 9.30am Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock Street. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. 10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Social hall, Havelock Street. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 9.30am - 11.30am 10.00am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Sports hall, Tancred Street.

Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Momentum by Angela Mole. Main M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. Street, Methven. 12.00noon R.S.A. WOMENS SECTION. 10.30am Pot luck lunch with finger food, housie, ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD. speaker. R.S.A. Cox Street. Workday with Jane Van Keylen. Senior Centre, Cameron Street 12.50pm

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

Friday

10.00am 50+ With an interesting speaker: Senior Centre, 206 Cameron Street.

10.30am ASHBURTON PARENTS CENTRE . Playgroup, all welcome, free. Netherby shopping Centre, Chalmers Avenue.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Momentum by Angela Mole. Main Street, Methven.

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building.

1.30pm R.S.A Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton.

9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street Tinwald.

10.30am MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. Newcomers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Restaurant, Moore Street.

M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road.

2.00pm TINWALD GARDEN CLUB. Chantelle Quinn master Chef experience. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. 7.30pm ASHBURTON INDOOR BOWLS. Closing night and prize giving, ladies $2, men a plate. Ashburton Indoor bowls stadium, 31 McNally Street.

1.30pm ARTHRITIS GET TOGETHER. Trevor Wilson Centre, Tancred Street. 2.00pm CAVENDISH CLUB. Travel circle with guest speaker. 31 Tancred Street.


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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Right now, when it comes to money you have the power to move mountains if you have to, but it all comes down to having a goal. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Your relationships and your communications benefit from an alliance between Venus and Jupiter, the planets of love and luck today. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Venus is reaching out to lucky Jupiter in your income sector, creating some auspicious conditions for work and income matters over the next few days. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) As you start to appreciate how many options you have and how important it is to follow your heart is, this may require a rethink of old intentions. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) You’re waking up to the fact that not only is joy found in life’s simple pleasures, but peace of mind as well, with normality under rated. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Last week’s Full Moon in your relationship sector brought things to a head, communic-ation is turning this into an advantage. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Venus and Jupiter, the luckiest planets in the solar system are working in cahoots, creating an auspicious day for both income and career matters. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Being able to see what you want from your new solar year before it begins might be frustrating, but allows you to do some window shopping first. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) You’ve reached a point where you should know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. It’s time to walk the talk. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) With the laws of attraction and synchronicity in play today avoid stage managing things, let fate and unscripted moments take the lead. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) The Moon is giving you a creative edge as work and career forces form an auspicious link, giving you confidence to follow your heart. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Whatever battles you’re waging on the work front or how ever urgent you think things are, make sure this isn’t at the expense of having your life.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS MOON, Dorothy Brett, QSM On September 25, 2013 at Coldstream House, Ashburton. Dearly loved wife of the late Ellis George Moon. Cherished and adored mother of Sue Bayley and son-in-law Dr. Gary Richwald. Much adored by the late John Moon, and Frankie and Michael Stock, Dame Rosie and Michael Horton, Elizabeth and Rob Ensor, and Judith and David Hayton. Very loved Dottie to Andrew and Trish, Jane and Vaughan, Sara and Simon, David and Denise, Nicky and Rory, Kate and Philip, Joanna and Richard, Nick and Deanna, Vicki and Ian and all Dottie’s wonderful great grandchildren. Dearest sister of Tom and Ted Beverley (England), and companion of Les. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. In lieu of flowers, donations to Westpac Helicopter would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on SATURDAY, September 28, at the Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Rd, Ashburton, commencing at 1:30pm. Followed by private interment. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS JOHNSTONE, Rita – Rita’s family wish to express their sincere thanks to all who sent messages of sympathy. Your cards, and flowers have been appreciated and also those who attended Rita’s funeral. A special thank you to Dr Mark Sycamore and staff at Parklands Hospital.

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few showers

Remaining showers clearing in the morning, then cloudy periods. However, a few showers developing south of Ashburton in the afternoon, some possibly heavy. Southwest breezes.

Remaining showers clearing early, then becoming fine. A few showers developing south of Mt Cook in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: SW rising to 45 km/h by evening. Wind at 2000m: SW rising to 50 km/h in the afternoon.

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few showers

Napier

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Wellington

few showers

TOMORROWFZL: 2600m, lowering to 2000m in the evening

Nelson

fine

Cloud increasing. Rain developing about the divide in the afternoon, and a few spots spreading further east. Snow level lowering to 1600m in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to 60 km/h in the morning, and to gale 80 km/h afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to gale 70 km/h morning, and to severe gale 90 km/h in the afternoon.

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday 198.4 Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 3 0 6:55 Stitch! 3 0 7:25 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 7:50 Slugterra 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 Noon Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Melissa And Joey 3 0 3:30 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4pm Mako Mermaids 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Sarah finds an unexpected solution. 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 Two strange drinking friends keep officers busy; the police take no chances when a man high on P goes on the run. 0 8pm Street Hospital PGR 0 8:30 Arrow AO 0 9:30 20/20 0 10:30 Nikita AO 0

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6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 8am Casper Scare School 3 8:30 Chuggington Badge Quest 8:40 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 3 8:50 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Tree Fu Tom 3 9:55 Humf 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring Wonder Pets and Dragons – Riders Of Berk. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 6:30 Futurama 3 7pm The Simpsons PGR 3 Lisa becomes self-conscious about her weight after kids at school make fun of her posterior. 0 7:30 Animation Crossover – Night of the Hurricane PGR 3 9pm Bob’s Burgers PGR 3 9:25 South Park AO 3 Randy Marsh becomes a local hero after passing a sizable bowel movement. 9:55 Cops AO 3 10:25 Against the Wall AO 3

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6am Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) Singapore Grand Prix. 6:30 Women’s Football – Valais Cup Final (Replay) New Zealand v China. 9am Motorsport – Rally New Zealand (Highlights) 10am Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) Sylvania 300. 11am Sky Sport – What’s On 11:30 Women’s Football – Valais Cup Final (Replay) New Zealand v China. 2pm The Ultimate Fighter 3pm Motorsport – GP2 Series (Replay) Singapore Race Two. 4pm Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Canterbury v Manawatu. From AMI Stadium in Christchurch. 6pm Total Rugby 6:30 Heartland Rugby 7:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Northland v Tasman. From Toll Stadium in Whangarei. 9:30 The Ultimate Fighter 10:30 Motorsport – FIA World Touring Car Championship Inside WTCC Bratislava. The official magazine show for the World Touring Car Championship.

11:05 Tagata Pasifika 11:35 Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights from Race 19 from San Francisco Bay. 12:45 The Zoo – This Is Your Life 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 Police Ten 7 3 0 Midnight Rizzoli And Isles AO 0 1am Renters PGR 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Army Wives PGR 3 0 3:20 Huge 3 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials

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11:20 Excused AO 3 Dating show in which singles looking for love try to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11:45 Infomercials

11:25 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:25 Home Shopping 1:55 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:25 Home Shopping

11:30 Golf World Midnight Inside The PGA Tour 12:30 L Golf – European PGA Tour Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Round One. From the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. 4:30 Heartland Rugby 5:30 Sky Sport – What’s On

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THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 My Name Is Earl PG 8:55 24 MVLS 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:55 CSI – Miami MV 11:45 NCIS MV 12:35 SVU MV 1:25 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:20 My Name Is Earl PG 2:45 My Name Is Earl PG 3:10 24 MVLS 4pm Hardcore Pawn PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Law And Order MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PG 7:30 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 8:35 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 9:40 SVU MV 10:40 Law And Order MV 11:40 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS

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12:45 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 1:50 24 MVLS 2:40 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:30 My Name Is Earl PG 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

SKY SPORT 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Survive Aotearoa PGR Chris and Barrie are stranded scuba divers who must find a way to Kapiti Island, where they face a steep, 300m rock climb and a potentially cold night in their wetsuits. 8:30 Code 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa AO 10pm Head 2 Head PGR 10:30 Beneath The Maori Moon 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

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12:30 Ice-Cold Gold PG 1:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 2:30 Backyard Oil PG 3am Auction Kings PG 3:30 Forbidden M 4:30 Man v Wild PG 5:30 Auction Kings PG

6:45 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton. 8:15 Our Idiot Brother MLS 2011 Comedy. Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks. 9:45 The Cabin In The Woods 16VL 2011 Horror. Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson. 11:20 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol MV 2011 Action. Tom Cruise. 1:30 Teenage Bank Heist MC 2012 Thriller. Abbie Cobb, Maeve Quinlan. 2:55 True Justice – Lethal Justice MV 2011 Action. Steven Seagal. 4:25 Footloose MVS 2011 Comedy. Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough. 6:20 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows MVL 2011 Action. Robert Downey jr, Jude Law. 8:30 Alex Cross MVS 2012 Action. Tyler Perry, Edward Burns. 10:15 The Five-Year Engagement 16LS 2012 Romantic Comedy.

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12:20 The Three Musketeers MV 2011 Adventure. 2:10 Firelight PGC 2012 Drama. 3:50 The Five-Year Engagement 16LS 2012 Romantic Comedy. 5:55 Footloose MVS 2011 Comedy.

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MOVIES GREATS 7:15 A Few Good Men PGL 1992 Drama. Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise. 9:35 Lara Croft – Tomb Raider MV 2001 Action Adventure. Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight. 11:15 The Rock 16VL 1996 Action. Sean Connery, Ed Harris, Nicolas Cage. 1:30 What Lies Beneath MVL 2000 Thriller. Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer. 3:40 The Making Of Battleship MV 4:05 Hope Floats M 1998 Comedy Drama. Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick jr, Gena Rowlands. 6pm The Da Vinci Code MV 2006 Drama. Tom Hanks, Audrey Tatou, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany. 8:30 Saving Private Ryan 16V 1998 Drama. Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns. 11:20 Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels 18V 1998 Action. Vinnie Jones, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher. FRIDAY 1:10 Hope Floats M 1998 Comedy Drama. Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick jr, Gena Rowlands. 3:05 The Da Vinci Code MV 2006 Drama. 5:30 Saving Private Ryan 16V 1998 Drama.

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1am Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) Northland v Tasman. 1:30 The Ultimate Fighter 2:30 Boxing – Fight Night Ricky Burns v Raymundo Beltran. 4:30 Gridiron – Lingerie Football League Philadelphia Passion v Baltimore Charm.

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Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line during the 18th race of the America’s Cup to even the series. AP PHOTO

Kiwis need luck in cup shootout One more chance. Team New Zealand have let seven opportunities to clinch the America’s Cup slip by. Today will be their last roll of the dice. And at this point it will take some serious luck for the Kiwi boat to triumph over Oracle Team USA who have engineered one of the greatest sporting turnarounds of all time. After 18 fascinating, thrilling and intensely close races, the 34th Cup match all boils down to today’s winner-takes-all showdown in San Francisco. Unprecedented has been a word bandied around a lot at

this America’s Cup, from the pre-Cup controversy and shenanigans to the stunning speed and manoeuvring these boats are capable of, everything about the 2013 event has been lifted to a new level - not always for the better. Now it is headed for a finish like no other. Not since 1983 has the America’s Cup come down to one final race. Whatever happens on the waters of San Francisco Bay today, the regatta will be remembered as the greatest Cup contest ever. “I don’t know what you guys have been doing for the last two

weeks, but we’ve just been training. The regatta actually starts [today],” Team New Zealand wing trimmer Glenn Ashby joked of today’s monumental showdown. Few outside of Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill’s household would have picked it would ever reach this point. Trailing 1-8 in the series only a week ago, the Oracle team looked for-all-of-Larry-Ellison’s-money gone. Then the unthinkable happened. With a series of subtle enhancements to their boat and the

Hyundai’s lean machine P19

rapid improvement in their boathandling and crew-work, Oracle came back from the brink. Yesterday they pulled off their sixth and seventh straight wins to tie the series at 8-all, dealing Team NZ a major psychological blow in the upwind leg of the second race when they showed blistering speed to sail right over top of them. Spithill said he never had any doubt his team could reach this point. “We’ve come back from a very deep hole, the boys have worked very, very hard and we want this. It’s not over, that’s the key

point here - we’ve got to finish it off,” said Spithill. It is just a shame that for every great comeback story, there must be a great collapse. Dean Barker will almost certainly cop it if his side cannot collect that elusive victory today. But to brand Team New Zealand as chokers would be dismissive of the remarkable job Oracle have done. The Team New Zealand skipper said his side was doing everything they can to win, but it was clear yesterday Oracle had a significant edge over them in speed. - APNZ

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