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Police officers attacked The assault of a Waikato police officer on Christmas night is the fifth serious assault against a police officer in the past week. The Waikato attack happened as an officer followed up a boy racer complaint, while five people have appeared in court in connection with another brutal Christmas Day attack on two Northland police officers in which one officer was knocked unconscious and nearly tasered. Western Waikato area commander Inspector Paul Carpenter said five youths in a car were identified as those involved in the attack in Huntly and a 17-year-old man believed to have been the driver - fled the scene on foot but was located outside a James Henry Street address about 10pm. “That address and the one behind had separate parties going on with several intoxicated people inside and outside the properties. “As our officers were arresting the 17-year-old he began to active-

ly resist the officers and a crowd from both parties converged on the patrol car.’’ Mr Carpenter said as one officer tried to calm the crowd the second officer got the offender under control and placed him in the back of the patrol car. “About this time a large male has run at one of the officers and king hit him from behind, knocking the officer to the ground as the crowd surrounded the patrol car. “The uninjured officer activated his Officer Safety Alarm while his dazed colleague managed to get into the patrol car. The officers then retreated from the advancing mob and reinforcements were dispatched, Mr Carpenter said. Both parties were shut down as officers from Hamilton and a dog team arrived. The injured officer was then taken to a medical centre and treated for grazing and a cut above one eye.

Mr Carpenter said police would not tolerate such attacks and those caught assaulting police officers would face the full brunt of the law. “This type of behaviour is not only cowardly, it is totally unacceptable. “Here we have two police officers working Christmas Day helping to keep the public safe, responding to a 111 call from the public, who are then set upon by a large intoxicated mob.’’ Mr Carpenter said police believe they know the identity of the constable’s attacker and further arrests are likely. In a separate incident, five people have appeared in court in connection with the attack on two Northland police officers in which one officer was knocked unconscious and nearly tasered. The two officers were hospitalised after the attack by a group of youths in Dargaville. One had fired his taser twice in a bid to fend off

his attackers. Pepper spray was also used to subdue the mob. One woman allegedly used a brick as a weapon and tried to shoot an officer with his own taser after it was taken from him. When she was unable to fire it, she smashed it. In the Christmas Day attack, the two police officers were punched to the ground then kicked after responding to a call from churchgoers who saw teenagers damaging letterboxes and street signs about 8pm on Tuesday. Police had followed the youths to a house on Tirarau Street where a party was under way. Party-goers became aggressive and the officers were assaulted. One officer was knocked unconscious and as the second officer attempted to protect him, he was kicked in the head and suffered facial bruising. Police were assisted by the local fire brigade. Seven people were arrested - five

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men and two women - on charges ranging from intentional damage, assault on police and escaping custody. Five of the accused, aged between 17 and 28, appeared in Whangarei District Court yestermorning. Three were remanded in custody. A 16-year-old boy charged with wilful damage is expected to be referred to police youth aid. Police say more arrests are likely. Both injured officers were taken to Dargaville Hospital, placed under observation and treated for their injuries. They were released shortly after midnight. Whangarei/Kaipara police area commander Inspector Tracy Phillips said police were still piecing details of the incident together. “We’ve still got all of the witnesses to interview - including the two police officers who weren’t in a state to be interviewed last night.’’ Ms Phillips said the incident was first attended to by a solo officer who then called for backup when the situation escalated. -APNZ

Chilly weather and the odd drift of rain kept crowds down at yesterday’s Ashburton Boxing Day races, but that did nothing to stop the hundreds who turned out having a great time. From early morning there was a steady stream of cars into the Ashburton Racecourse carpark with people determined to set up camp in prime viewing spots. Some were ready to roll by 9.30am and had set up for the day; others established camp and went home for more warm clothing. But regardless of whether they watched the on-track action from the comfort and shelter of a marquee or simply stood around the boot of car, the carpark racegoers were generally a well behaved lot. With alcohol limits firmly in place within the main area of the racecourse, there were few opportunities for bad behaviour. In spite of the chill, the day had all the hallmarks of a great family day out.

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Harriet Lane, 15, (left) and her brother Henry, 12, are relieved to have their cat Mostaza back after he made an unexpected trip to Lake Clearwater in their caravan. Inset: The Lane family’s caravan where Mostaza hid underneath the bed on a 50 minute journey to their holiday spot.

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RIGHT: Balloon man Clint Hawkes kept youngsters entertained at yesterday’s Boxing Day races at Ashburton. Three-year-old Evie Bennett eagerly waits for her ladybug to be created with mum Melissa.

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If you were after a bargain then Ashburton’s big box retailers were the places to be yesterday. Shoppers turned out in their thousands in search of post Christmas bargains, with some retailers reporting crowds waiting in the Boxing Day chill for shops to open. And when they did, most who had been patiently waiting made a bee-line for items already on

their shopping lists. By 9.30am most stores were well into the swing of their big sales day, with happy shoppers leaving laden with household items and for others, gifts that would be stored away until next year. While many had done their homework and came with a list of must-haves, others said they were happy to browse, picking up whatever caught their eye or

seemed like a good buy at the time. Cheap television sets, laptops and electric shavers were hot ticket items at one store, but at others the range of items keeping eftpos machines humming was wide ranging. The one thing all stores had in common were queues. Early morning they were short but as the day wore on a five or six person wait was not uncommon.

When Mostaza heard his family was heading away to Lake Clearwater for their summer holiday, he was not going to miss out this time. The ginger cat is usually looked after and fed by neighbours over the summer holiday, however he had plans to spend it with friends and family, away from home this year. Sneaking into the family caravan and hiding under the bed, Mostaza’s owner Lyndal Lane, her father Brian Early and daughter Amelia, 16, took the caravan and their cat on the 50 minute journey, over shingle and down a steep bank – completely unaware Mostaza was planning to spend the break with them. After rushing in and out of the caravan and setting it up for the holiday, Ms Lane then returned to her Ashburton home the same day on December 12 to find Mostaza was missing from home. “He never goes too far away from home and he’s always round when we feed him, so I was a bit worried about him,” Ms Lane said. Four days on and the Lane family’s fears continued to grow as they searched the neighbourhood for their sixyear-old cat. However, it was a “doubtful” suggestion from Ms Lane’s mother Daph that Mostaza might be in the caravan at the Lake Clearwater holiday spot that prompted some action. “Mum suggested on Saturday that maybe he was in the caravan, so on Sunday Harriet

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(daughter) and her grandad went up to have a look to see if he was there.” Opening up the caravan, Harriet, 15, searched high and low until she discovered her beloved cat peering from underneath the bed, sweltering in the 30 degree Celsius heat without food or water. “I was relieved, I almost started crying because I had made flyers and when people started asking about him I had to leave because I was tearing up,” Harriet said. With plans to not return to the caravan until two weeks after they dropped it at Lake Clearwater, Ms Lane said it was fortunate they made the trip or it could have been a sad ending. “I’m just so happy we didn’t turn up on holiday with a dead cat in our caravan, it’s good to have him back,” Ms Lane said. She said she would be going back to Lake Clearwater with disinfectant to clean the caravan, holding on to the hope Mostaza did not shred her new curtains. Mostaza is back at home a little lighter but recovering well.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS HALL, Arthur Albert On December 23, 2012, at home. Aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Edna for 60 years. Dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Bev and Garfield (Andy) Andrew (Timaru), Sandra Cigobia and partner Bryan, Robin and Sandra, Lynette and Gary King, (Ashburton), and friend of Fonz Cigobia. Loved grandfather of his 13 Grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Now in God’s Garden. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ashburton Branch of the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Arthur will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Havelock Street, Ashburton today Thursday commencing at 1.30pm. To be followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services, FDANZ, Ashburton SHAW, Joseph Edward Allan On December 25, 2012 at Ashburton. Loved husband of the late Margaret. Much loved father and father-inlaw of Ken, Murray and Bev (Rolleston), Joanne and Paul Breading (Nelson), Michael and Stephanie (Marton). And special loved granddad of Katherine, and Rebecca; Stuart, and Nicholas; Ethan, Emma, Matthew, and Sophie. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. Joe’s funeral service will be held at St. James’ Presbyterian Church, Tinwald, tomorrow Friday, commencing at 2pm. To be followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services, FDANZ, Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to: deathnotices@theguardian.co.nz

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Getting an early start on race day, Mark Tavendale (left) David Harford and eight-year-old Jessica Tavendale. Mr Tavendale has missed just one Boxing Day race meeting since 1984 and said the event was a great way of catching up with old friends. Over the years he said the nature of his celebrations had changed however, moving from boot parties with university friends to today’s family barbecue in a marquee. The brothers-in-law were out early setting up camp to ensure they had the perfect track-side spot for the day.

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Round Table membership rising after years of decline By Gabrielle Stuart Membership of the Hakatere Round Table club has doubled over the past few years, and after a successful Christmas tree fundraiser this year the club is hoping for a strong future. The Hakatere club hit an alltime low four years ago, with just five members, but refused to follow other clubs in the area in closing.

Since then it has seen membership grow to 11, and has had two of its members receive the National Tabler of the Year award for outstanding work to the club. Social member Ian Raymond has been with the Hakatere club for almost 20 years, and is glad to see it growing again. He said he was reluctant to join the group at first as he was running his own business, working “daylight to dark with very

little time on the weekends”. “It took a couple of years to convince me to join, but I made time in the end. Often we seem to take a lot out of the community but we don’t seem to give much back. And all work and no play makes a pretty grumpy bugger.” Mr Raymond said that one of the highlights of his time in the club were the annual lake camps, where the Round Table worked with the police, schools

and other local clubs to run a camp for 30 to 40 local intermediate school students. “It was for kids who were struggling at school but still trying. We’d take them fishing or canoeing or out in a jet boat, and you’d get kids that would come along and say I can’t do that, I can’t do that. So you’d tell them to sit on the bank and watch for a while, and before long they’d be asking if they could come along. We had

of them come along to the club.” He said the club held fortnightly meetings at members’ homes, and that anyone interested was welcome to come along. “We’ll talk about events coming up but it’s pretty relaxed, it’s not all business. Those of us who drink will have a couple of drinks, and it’s more social.” Mr Raymond said that many Round Table clubs across New Zealand had closed recently, mostly due to declining mem-

bership. “Members have grown older, and some have shifted away or left for family reasons. People are busier, and there’s not the same commitment to community there was 10-15 years ago.” The Ashburton Round Table Club closed because of lack of members about 10 years ago, followed by the Christchurch Round Table, which was the first to be established in New Zealand.

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Café sets NZ smokefree trend By Sophie Ryan Enjoying a coffee and some lunch in the sun this summer just got more pleasant for customers at one groundbreaking Whangarei café. The Tarewa Park café has recently become the first completely smokefree café in the country. The outdoor dining area in the park has become smokefree as part of the Whangarei District Council policy to make all parks, playgrounds and sports grounds smokefree. During summer, Tarewa Park will be a destination for visitors and families, and café manager Stephanie Saramet said it

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a boy in a wheelchair one year who didn’t want to do anything, and by the end of the day we had him behind the boat in a biscuit.” The club is open to men aged 18 to 45, and Mr Raymond said they would love to see more younger men joining the club. “I had a young man come up to me the other day who remembered me from the old lake camp days. Those kids will all be men now, and we’d love to see some

was the perfect opportunity to embrace the council’s smokefree parks policy. “It’s a much nicer dining experience when you can enjoy a nice meal outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air and even better when you don’t have someone at the next table smoking,” she said. All three Northland councils have taken steps to create a smokefree future for the region. Kaipara District Council was first in 2008 with smokefree playgrounds, extending the policy to cover sportsgrounds and parks in 2012. Whangarei council implemented a smokefree policy in September 2010 for Whangarei playgrounds and sportsgrounds with neighbourhood parks going smokefree in September 2011.

Far North District Council voted to implement a smokefree policy this year for playgrounds, sportsgrounds and parks to go smokefree from last September. Northland District Health Board smokefree adviser Bridget Rowse said: “This is all about the kids, being smokefree role models for them, and showing them that smoking is not a ‘normal’ activity.” Cancer Society Northland health promoter Jim Callaghan said the policy was a step in the right direction towards a smokefree New Zealand. A University of Otago survey found that 98.5 per cent of New Zealanders were in favour of making all public spaces smokefree. - APNZ by David Fletcher

More and more holidaymakers are seeing Mid Canterbury as an ideal spot to pitch their tents and relax over the summer break. Camping grounds across the district are seeing healthy bookings for the Christmas break as families look to take advantage of the many opportunities the district has to offer. Both Mt Somers camping grounds, the holiday park and the domain, are fully booked over Christmas and New Year, with many families choosing to have their Christmas dinner at the camping ground rather than at home. Several other camping grounds are either full or looking to ramp up numbers in the coming days, most putting it down to the locality of rivers, lakes and the affordability of camping. All 77 powered sites and 50 regular tent sites at the Rakaia Holiday

Park are full from Christmas throughout early January with owner Robyn Jackson saying they had attracted more families over the years with its children’s programmes and new mini golf course. Mid Canterbury’s strong camping numbers correlate with a New Zealand Tourism Industry Association survey that found almost half of New Zealanders are packing their bags and travelling over summer. Ashburton Holiday Park manager John Wood said his Tinwald motor camp had seen “progressive” numbers of the years, his camp site numbers slowly building on top of last year and looking to boom in the February. He put the influx down to more people looking to spend their holidays camping which is an affordable option in the tough economic climate. But with Mid Canterbury’s proximity to rivers and the development of Lake Hood, Coronation Holiday

Park owner Tania Dalzell said she has seen more people, mainly from Christchurch, immerse themselves in a Mid Canterbury summer. “It’s just been a gradual thing, the last couple of years they have started hosting regattas at Lake Hood and people become more aware. Most people are from Christchurch and they realise it’s nice and close so they bring their boats and jet-skis along,” Ms Dalzell said. Mt Somers Holiday Park owner Mandy Gordan said holidaymakers were realising the potential Mid Canterbury held. “It’s only 30 minutes away from Ashburton yet many people that come to us say they feel like they are miles and miles away from anywhere. “We have got the lakes that are just 20 minutes up the road, where people can take their boats or go fishing. There’s also the community hall, the domain is just next door and people can go walking up Mt Somers,” she said.

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Fish stories no tall tales By Myles Hume Local fishermen have been backing up their tall tales at the South Rakaia Hotel this season, bringing back some of the biggest salmon pulled out of the Rakaia river in years. With a season that has harked back to the booming seasons of the 1990s, the South Rakaia Hotel has seen members of its

freshwater fishing club walk in with salmon that have weighed consistently above seven kilograms with some reaching up to nine kilograms. The pub weighed fish caught out of the Rakaia River and recorded them in their book with pub owner Lara Reihana saying those weights have been dwarfing those of recent years. “It’s definitely stronger, I’m just looking at 2011 and we didn’t

get weights of eight and nine kilograms until January and February,” Ms Reihana said. With the heaviest salmon weighing 24.5 pounds (11kg) in Mid Canterbury this season, North Canterbury Fish and Game officer Dirk Barr said the Rakaia River was consistent with the Rangitata and Waimakariri Rivers which had already shadowed recent seasons. Ms Reihana said it appeared

the season was lulling at the moment with many of the big hauls caught in November, however she believed fishermen were still searching for the trophy fish. “We haven’t seen people in here all weekend, they must all be out looking for the big one. Also because they have got time off now they will be out and about.” However, when a king size salmon was caught Ms Reihana said the pub was abuzz with sto-

ries and excitement but the top spots remained a secret. “Everyone comes in and wants to take a photo, everyone wants to come have a look and they rally round.” Mr Barr said Fish and Game had seen a strong run of salmon in the Rakaia River throughout November, with many of the fish feeding well in the open ocean before spawning in the lakes via the Rakaia River.

With many of the large fish also being of high quality, he had confirmation of several salmon weighing in excess of 25 pounds (11kg). Mr Barr expected a second surge of salmon to come through in late January and throughout February which is consistent with recent years. He anticipated more large salmon to be pulled out of the river after Christmas.

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Busy Methven mum happy with community board’s successes Mum-of-two Liz McMillan has got her youngest child off to school but is busier than ever, finds Guardian reporter Susan Sandys.

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Methven Community Board chairperson Liz McMillan says it has been a positive year for the board.

One would think Methven Community Board chairperson Liz McMillan would have more time up her sleeve now that her youngest child has started school. But the mum of two is busier than ever. Not only is she involved in the community board and associated projects such as neighbourhood support, but she is soon to become a Methven Playcentre supervisor and is a successful Intimo clothing party plan seller. Liz recalled many highlights from her past year on the community board, and believed the board’s strength was in its makeup of “everyday people”, very much representing Methven’s community. She believed many other community boards often had a majority of retired and semi-retired people or big business owners. “I think we have worked quite well as a team,” she said. She was pleased to end the year with the Hobbs Road walkway project getting underway after so many delays. The walkway was dug out in front of residents’ houses, but turned into an eyesore as the installation of shingle was delayed over winter due to bad weather and volunteers not being available. “It was frustrating because it didn’t go to plan,” she said. Now shingle installation was underway and the remainder of Pudding Hill Road would hopefully be undertaken early next year. It was good to see new equipment going into the Methven Railway Reserve playground, and that the Ashburton District Council had purchased a rope tower for older children, to be installed in February. “Just seeing how many people go and use the park is awesome,” Liz said. It was also good to see many using the second access point to Methven Primary School, after it opened at the end of last year. Another successful project the community board had been involved in was a caravan waste unit, after the money for installing it had initially “fallen off the end of a spreadsheet”. “We have wanted to do that for ages, but

there’s been a few hiccups.” It had all in all been a positive year, and even a dog park project which never went ahead ended up having a beneficial outcome in some respects. While the board earlier decided a dog park on council-owned land on Dolma Street would be a good way to tidy the site up, the cost proved too expensive, so it was instead leased to the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade to graze sheep. “It’s a shame but on the other hand the area has been tidied up, it looks neat and tidy and the fire brigade has benefitted as well,” Liz said. The community board is currently working in conjunction with Neighbourhood Support in Ashburton on getting a group up and running in the town, and was wanting to hear from those interested in being group leaders and looking for a co-ordinator. Establishment of an emergency response plan was underway, and the board had met with organisations such as search and rescue, St John, the fire brigade, police and the Methven Heritage Centre. Liz was crucial in setting up the Methven Farmers’ Market in Methven, but after four summers it will not run this year. She said it had been a great thing to have in the town, but now many of the producers were busy at other locations. Liz is mum to seven-year-old Floyd and five-year-old Estella, who has just started school this year. She said it was making her life a little easier, dropping her children to just one location each day. However, she will remain a familiar face at Methven Playcentre, where she hopes to begin as a supervisor in 2013. While she will be enjoying the Christmas break with friends and family, she will also be undertaking assignments to get her training completed in time. Liz is an Intimo clothing party plan seller, and it is an interest of hers which is going well in Methven, with the clothing being popular with many in the town and further afield.

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• Tramper named Police have released the name of the German tourist whose body was recovered from the Mt Aspiring National Park yesterday after plunging 200 metres to his death. Frank Spychalski, 38, from Steigertsbraun, Germany, died on a tramping trip on the Cascade Saddle. His body was recovered from a steep rocky gut off the Cascade Saddle track. - apnZ

• Teddy sparks callout A teddy-bear dangled over the Waikato River sparked an emergency callout yesterday after a woman mistook it for a human body. A passerby on the opposite bank below Awatere Ave spotted the stuffed toy dangling head-first from a tree branch about 11am, and called police. Police officers quickly discovered the item was a large teddy bear. - APNZ

• Couple found An elderly Auckland couple who were reported as missing on Christmas day have been found. The couple, aged 88 and 91, had been visiting family in Botany Downs and left just before 7pm on Tuesday to return to their home in Greenlane. Police became involved when the couple failed to make it home. The couple were located at their home address yesterday. “Apparently they got lost but eventually found their way home,” police said. - apnz

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A fatal crash in Taumarunui yesterday has taken the holiday road toll to three. A 58-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash shortly after 1pm. The accident occurred five kilometres north of Taumarunui on State Highway 4. No one else was in the vehicle at the time. The man was from Taumarunui. Three people have now died on the roads since the official holiday road toll began at 4pm on Christmas Eve. It finishes at 6am

on January 3. Last year 19 people died and 381 were injured in crashes during the official Christmas holiday period. A young man was killed following a serious car crash in Southland early yesterday morning. The crash happened 200 metres east of the Lorneville-Dacre highway, north of Invercargill, about 6.30am. Senior Sergeant Dave Raynes said a 24-year-old man was found dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant of a Honda saloon. Police closed part of the highway while a scene examination took

place. It was unclear what had caused the accident. No other vehicles were believed to be involved and the man’s name was yet to be released. Meanwhile, a 71-year-old woman became the first holiday period fatality after dying at the scene of a two-car crash in Hamilton on Christmas Day. The elderly woman was a rear passenger in a car that collided with a ute at the intersection of Te Rapa Rd and Avalon Dr about 12.35pm. Four of her family members were taken to Waikato Hospital, police Sergeant Phil Ruddell said.

Police later located a suspended driver who allegedly fled the crash site after a member of the public followed the fleeing car and helped police track its 26-year-old female driver to a Pukete address. Both the woman and the driver of the other car would be interviewed after receiving medical treatment. Mr Lynam said it was too early to determine fault or whether charges would be laid over the crash. Heavy lifting cranes were brought in yesterday after a car collided with a milk tanker near Marton.

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oxing Day, it’s traditionally Ashburton’s big day out at the races, but this year the crowds just weren’t there. Was it the weather or was it competition from the host of shops in town hosting post Christmas sales? Probably a bit of both, but for the Ashburton Trotting Club, the smaller gate must have been a disappointment. The lower numbers, however, did nothing to detract from a fine day’s racing for the punters who did turn up or for those who just wanted a day out of the house after a frantic Christmas. Generations of Ashburtonians can count that race day as one of the enduring memories of their youth. For some attending the big day at the track has become something of a ritual. It’s an event they mark on the calendar each year as a time to catch up with old school friends. Many of those long-term race day attendees can count the progress of their years in the progress of their personal race day behaviour. They’ve graduated from the party area where the order of the day was once to get as trashed as you could as quickly

as you could, to becoming race day attendees who now come with their own children and spend the day enjoying a family day out. The big race day is now a very different beast. It was well overdue for change as attitudes to drinking changed. And to the Ashburton Trotting Club’s credit, it has tackled the issue of drunkenness and loutish behaviour head-on. It’s introduced a raft of changes that have everything to do with imposing controls on what goes on in the car park and on the concourse. And this year was no exception in terms of a well behaved crowd. Yes, the numbers may have been down, but those who were there, were on their best behaviour – even in the notorious back stalls of the car park. The new era of Boxing Day races has kept the best of the past, in that it still sees boot parties and mini-marquees set up track side and it still allows youthful gatherings in the car park, but the tolerance level of what is and what is not acceptable has shifted. And that makes it a day that everyone can enjoy.

Soggy weather for Ellerslie races Tangi under way By Matthew Theunissen The rain flowed as freely as the champagne at the Boxing Day races at Ellerslie Racecourse, but the crowds weren’t deterred by the thought of a soggy fascinator. Thousands turned up to the event, which has been an institution on Auckland’s social calender for over 150 years, and is as much - or more - about the fashion than the horses. “Maybe I’ll see a horse, maybe I won’t,” said Christchurch woman Deborah Truesdale, who looked stunning in an extravagant Trelise Cooper jacket “with a bit of extra tszujing” and pants by Christchurch designer Gillian Melhop. Many turned up to take part in the coveted Fashion in the Fields competition, with a mouth-watering prize pool prompting some truly amazing outfits. Head judge Claire Hahn, who won the event in 2006, said it was like winning a “mini Lotto”, with prizes including a trip to Honolulu, an LCD television, and a new wardrobe.

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“I won a brand new Mercedes and a whole host of other prizes and it really is an absolute joy.” She said people’s outfits got better every year. “Today we’ve seen a lot of peplums, a lot of lace and pretty prints. But we’re definitely returning to an old-school art of millinery so less feathered facsinators and more structure and architecture which is really exciting for the art of millinery.” Also on the judging panel was Romanian tennis star Sorana Cirstea, ranked 27th in the world, who was here for next week’s ASB Classic.

“It was fun judging because I’ve never done it and it’s such a relaxing process because no-one’s watching and no-one’s judging - you are the one doing it so it was fun,” she said. Cirstea, recognised as one of the most beautiful women in sports by MSN, was impressed by what she saw. “It’s amazing because it’s something different and everyone’s really putting a lot of effort into dressing up and dressing according to the event. I think it’s great and I think it’s an amazing tradition and I’m very honoured to be a part of it.” New Zealand Herald marketing executive Rachel Wilkins, who is running the Viva Powder Room, said there were some outstanding outfits at the track. “A lot of people got really glammed up today, it’s their one big chance for the year to just go a little bit crazy with their fashion,” she said. The crowd of didn’t seem to mind the rain much, and it was more than welcome by Kiwi horse the Hombre, which won the 1200m Hallmark Stud Newmarket Handicap.

“It’s unfortunate for the club for it to be wet like it is but for our horse it was helpful,” said trainer John Bary said. “It played into our hands because he’s a front-running horse so once he got in front the horses from the back struggled to overtake it in the wet.” Bary didn’t even know what the prize money was, but he said it didn’t matter. “It’s all about the glory.” For most of the punters Boxing Day was the only time of year they gambled, so their betting tactics were often unscientific, if creative. “I chose based on the jockeys’ outfits and the horses’ names,” said Paul Hay. “There was one called Sweet Suitor, which I thought I’d go for ‘cause he was wearing the same colour as me. “It did say under the thing that he didn’t really have a chance but I thought you’ve got to bet for the underdog.” Organisers estimated up to 12,000 people attended the day’s event, down from up to 20,000 in years when the weather was good. - apnz

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they dive to hawk for insects or pluck a small fish from the water.” With weed encroachment, predation from cats, dogs, stoats, ferrets and hedgehogs, as well as floods and disturbance from people and vehicles, life on the river was “perilous” for the birds. The birds could be highly strung and dive bomb intruders. “If you do see a bird nesting, walk away quietly and quickly. Keep dogs on a lead if near the river, and please avoid areas where there is obviously a colony.” There were other species nesting on the river as well, and even on areas

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The discovery of two kiwi mauled by dogs is a stark reminder of the need to keep dogs under control at all times, a Department of Conservation ranger says. The dead kiwi were found on the Hihi Peninsula, near Mangonui in Doubtless Bay, where a group of land owners set up the Whakaangi Landcare Trust in 2003 to control predators, conserve kiwi and restore native forest. Ranger Irene Petrove said a shocked and upset Whakaangi woman alerted DoC’s Kaitaia area office to the deaths, which an autopsy found had been caused by dogs. The dogs were traced to a Hihi resident who was at work when his animals slipped their collars and travelled at least 4km to the Hihi Peninsula. Ms Petrove said dogs could kill large numbers of kiwi in a short time. “Dogs are a major threat to kiwi and other wildlife. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep their dogs under control. Control means that an owner knows where their dog is and what it is doing at all times,” she said. Ms Petrove urged dog owners to book their pets into a kennel when going on holiday.

A 16-year-old is in critical condition in hospital after a car left the road and rolled down a bank on Christmas morning. A 17-year-old received moderate injuries in the crash on a rural road south of Carterton at 5.30am. Masterton police Sergeant Mia Wilton said the vehicle had left the road after failing to negotiate a right-hand bend at the top of a rise on Waihakeke Rd. The Mitsubishi Lancer had travelled down a bank and into a paddock, rolling several times before coming to rest. The two youths were both from Martinborough. The police serious crash unit were investigating, and it was too early to tell whether alcohol or speed were factors. Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman Chris Matthews said a 111 call, believed to have come from a local farmer, was received around 5.30am. Emergency services found one youth inside the vehicle and another walking around. The 16-year-old was freed from the car and taken to Wellington Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a critical condition. The other was taken to Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton by ambulance, where he was treated for moderate injuries. - APNZ

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Killer left chilling note An ex-convict killed two firefighters with the same calibre and make of military-style rifle used in the Connecticut school massacre after typing a note pledging to burn down his neighbourhood and “do what I like doing best, killing people,” police said as another body, believed to be the gunman’s missing sister, was found. William Spengler, 62, who served 17 years in prison for manslaughter in the 1980 hammer slaying of his grandmother, set his house afire before dawn Christmas Eve before taking a revolver, a shotgun and a semi-automatic rifle to a sniper position outside, Police Chief Gerald Pickering said. The death toll rose to three as police revealed that a body believed to be the killer’s 67-year-old sister, Cheryl Spengler, was found in his fire-ravaged home. Authorities say Spengler sprayed bullets at the first responders, killing two firefighters and injuring two others who remained hospitalised in stable condition, awake and alert and expected to survive. He then killed himself as seven houses burned on a sliver of land along Lake Ontario. Police recovered a militarystyle .223-calibre semi-automatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression, the same make and calibre weapon used in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 26, including 20 young children, Pickering said. The chief said it was believed the firefighters were hit with shots from the rifle given the distance but the investigation was incomplete. “He was equipped to go to war, kill innocent people,” the chief said. The two- to three-page typewritten rambling note left by Spengler did not reveal what set off the killer or provide a motive for the shootings, Pickering said. He called the attack a “clear ambush on first responders”. He declined to reveal the note’s full content or say where it was found. He read only one chilling line: “I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighbourhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best, killing people.”

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Firefighters battle a blaze after they were let back in in Webster, New York. A gunman ambushed four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire, killing two and ending up dead himself, authorities said. Inset: William Spengler. Pickering said it was unclear whether the person believed to be Spengler’s sister died before or during the fire. “It was a raging inferno in there,” Pickering said. A next-door neighbour said Spengler hated his sister and they lived on opposite sides of the house. Roger Vercruysse said Spengler loved his mother, Arline, who died in October after living with her son and daughter in the house in a neighbourhood of seasonal and year-round homes across the road from a lakeshore popular with recreational boaters. As Pickering described it and as emergency radio communications

on the scene showed, the heavily armed Spengler took a position behind a small hill by the house as four firefighters arrived after 5.30am to extinguish the fire: two on a fire truck; two in their own vehicles. They were immediately greeted by bullets from Spengler, who wore dark clothing. Volunteer firefighter and police Lt. Michael Chiapperini, 43, driving the truck, was killed by gunfire as the windshield before him was shattered. Also killed was Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, who worked as an emergency dispatcher. Several firefighters went beneath the truck to shield themselves as an off-duty police officer who was passing by pulled his vehicle

alongside the truck to try to shield them, authorities said. The first police officer who arrived chased and exchanged shots with Spengler, recounting it later over his police radio. “I could see the muzzle blasts comin’ at me. ... I fired four shots at him. I thought he went down,” the officer said. At another point, he said: “I don’t know if I hit him or not. He’s by a tree. ... He was movin’ eastbound on the berm when I was firing shots.” Pickering portrayed him as a hero who saved many lives. The audio posted on the website RadioReference.com also has someone reporting “firefighters are down” and saying “got to be rifle or

shotgun — high-powered ... semi or fully auto.” Spengler had been charged with murder in his grandmother’s death but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter, apparently to spare his family a trial. After he was freed from prison, Spengler — a felon who wasn’t allowed to possess weapons — had lived a quiet life on Lake Road on a narrow peninsula where Irondequoit Bay meets Lake Ontario. That ended when he left his burning home, armed with his three weapons and a lot of ammunition. “I’m not sure we’ll ever know what was going through his mind,” Pickering said. - AP

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Syrian rebels make more gains in north Syrian rebels fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border after weeks of heavy fighting and attacked a regime air base in a neighbouring province, activists said. The air base is in Aleppo province, where opposition fighters have already captured three other large military bases in recent months. Rebels have also laid siege to the international airport in the city of Aleppo, Syria’s commercial capital, and launched an offensive on the police academy near the city. With steady rebel gains across the north, President Bashar Assad’s regime is having increasing difficulty sending supplies by land to Aleppo province, especially after rebels cut a major thoroughfare from Damascus. It is just another sign that the opposition is consolidating its grip across large swathes of territory in northern Syria near the Turkish border. In another blow to the regime, activists said that Mohammed Adnan Arabo, a member of Syria’s parliament has left the country and joined the opposition. Ahmad Ramadan, an executive council member of the opposition Syrian National Council group, and other activists said Arabo arrived in Turkey on Tuesday. He said the regime’s hold on power is deteriorating and rebels are besieging military bases for weeks until they either take over or negotiate with local army commanders to surrender. He added that some regime forces are being diverted to the capital to fight there. “The regime cannot protect its bases and also cannot send forces to support troops under siege,” he said. Over the weeks, rebels fighting to overthrow Assad have also been able to take the battles into the capital Damascus, Assad’s seat of power, where the southern neighborhoods are witnessing almost daily clashes between troops and rebels. The big successes began in midNovember, when rebels captured

Aleppo’s Regiment 46, a large military base, carting off tanks, armoured vehicles and truck-loads of munitions. Three weeks later, they captured the Sheik Suleiman base near the provincial capital of Aleppo and days later they took an infantry base in the city. Last week, they captured an army technical regiment near Damascus’ international airport but were pushed back in a counter attack. The army command said in a statement that the regiment’s commander was killed in the battle. The rebels have also brought the battle to areas around Damascus international airport where some flights were cancelled earlier this month because of the intensity of the fighting. One of the biggest blows came in Damascus on December 12 when a suicide attacker blew up his vehicle outside the Interior Ministry, killing five and wounding many, including Interior Minister Mohammed al-Shaar. The government denied at first that al-Shaar had been wounded until it got out when he was brought last week to a Beirut hospital for treatment. It was the second injury the minister suffered after being wounded in a July 17, bomb inside a highlevel crisis meeting in Damascus that killed four top regime officials, including Assad’s brother-in-law and the defence minister. The rebel takeover of Harem, a town of 20,000 in northern Idlib province, was the latest in a string of recent rebel successes. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebels captured Harem in the early hours of Tuesday. Mohammed Kanaan, an Idlibbased activist, said the last post to be taken was the historic citadel, which overlooked the town. The army had turned the citadel into a military post. “Harem is fully liberated now,” Kanaan said via Skype. He added that as the rebels pounded army posts and checkpoints in Harem, the troops withdrew to the citadel that later fell in the hands of rebels. -AP

Christmas Day storms blamed for 3 deaths in US Tornadoes jumped across the US South, and, along with brutal, straight-line winds, knocked down countless trees, blew the roofs off homes and left many Christmas celebrations in the dark. Holiday travellers in the nation’s much colder mid-section battled treacherous driving conditions from freezing rain and blizzard conditions from the same fastmoving storms. As predicted, conditions were volatile throughout the day and into the night with tornado warnings still out for some parts of Alabama. The storms were blamed for three deaths, several injuries, and left homes from Louisiana to

Alabama damaged. In Mobile, Alabama, a tornado or high winds damaged homes, a high school and a church, and knocked down power lines and large tree limbs in an area just west of downtown around nightfall. WALA-TV’s tower camera captured the image of a large funnel cloud headed toward downtown. Rick Cauley, his wife, Ashley, and two children were hosting members of both of their families. When the sirens went off, the family headed down the block to take shelter at the athletic field house at Mobile’s Murphy High School. “As luck would have it, that’s where the tornado hit,” Cauley

said. “The pressure dropped and the ears started popping and it got crazy for a second.” They were all fine, though the school was damaged. Hours after the storm hit, officials reported no serious injuries in the southwestern Alabama city. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions hit the nation’s midsection. Earlier in the day, winds toppled a tree onto a pickup truck in the Houston area, killing the driver, and a 53-year-old north Louisiana man was killed when a tree fell on his house. Icy roads already were blamed for a 21-vehicle pile-up in Oklahoma, and the Highway Patrol there says a 28-year-old woman

was killed in a crash on a snowy US Highway near Fairview. The snowstorm that caused numerous accidents pushed out of Oklahoma, carrying with it blizzard warnings for parts of northeast Arkansas, where 25 centimetres of snow was forecast. Freezing rain clung to trees and utility lines in Arkansas and winds gusts up to 48 kp/h whipped them around, causing about 71,000 customers to lose electricity. Blizzard conditions were possible for parts of Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky with predictions of 10 to 17.5 centimetres of snow. An apparent tornado caused

damage in the west Alabama town of Grove Hill, located about (130 kilometres north of Mobile. Mary Cartright said she was working at the Fast Track convenience store in the town on Christmas evening when the wind started howling and the lights flickered, knocking out the store’s computerised cash registers. “We’ve had some pretty heavy weather,” said Cartright in a phone interview. “Our cash registers are down so our doors are closed.” Trees fell on a few houses in central Louisiana’s Rapides Parish but there were no injuries reported, said sheriff’s Lt. Tommy Carnline. -AP

Kader Arif, French Minister for Veteran affairs (middle) meets with Syrian refugee families in the French military mobile hospital, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan.

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Thursday, December 27, 2012

Open Homes

85 Grey Street

$130,000

This is entry level into the property market and is here for you now to explore. Great rental or first home close to schools and shops. Section size 1012 sqm (Glasgow lease within the four avenues). Currently rented at $270 per week. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS020912

19 Manchester Street

$232,000

Check out our open homes at www.midcanterburyrealty.co.nz

31 Eton Street

$150,000

1 Orr Street

Here’s your opportunity for a great deal. Your chance to be in the property market. One bedrooms cottage with open plan living and single garage on an easy care section. Included with the cottage is the furniture. So move in now.

$215,000

Solid investment opportunity rented at $255 per week, tenants would like to stay on . Open plan living, neutral decor, heat pump, modernised kitchen and bathroom. Three double bedrooms. Carport and easy care grounds.

32 Clark Street

$229,000

Looking for a first home or investment? This could be the one for you. Offering two double bedrooms, open plan living, separate laundry on a 677 sqm section. Add to your investment portfolio or renovate for yourself.

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS091112

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS221112

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS201112

141 Harland Street

145 McMurdo Street

41 Johnstone Street

Offers over $250,000

Snap me up. Currently tenanted at $260 per week. This cute permanent material home on a 507 sqm section will suit investors, first home or retirees. Two living areas, two double bedrooms, garage with workshop.

Tidy three bedroom home with open plan living plus conservatory on a compact, very neat section. Lots of renovations have been completed. Opposite school and handy to shops and park.

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS121112

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS181112

Offers over $250,000

Safely tucked away from view in a beautiful tranquil setting sits this charming four bedroom character home. Recently refurbished and updated, warm and homely, open plan living with modern kitchen, heat pump and new log fire. Modern bathrooms. Private, large corner section. Vendor relocating and sad to leave. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS061212

$258,000

Three bedroom red brick home on a family sized section. Open plan living with study, doors opening out to a large, private, sunny area. Generous garaging, close to schools and shops. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS141110

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12 Clark Street

$289,000

Permanent material three bedroom home in Allenton, close to school, kindy and shops. Open plan kitchen/dining and separate lounge with pellet fire. New carpet to go down. Recently repainted exterior. Large garaging and fully fenced 1075 sqm section ideal for pets and children. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS091212

39 Oxford Street

$349,000

Warm, sunny and inviting with modern decor, this four to five bedroom property will captivate. Updated kitchen and bathroom, dining flowing to private decking and yard. Fantastic garaging. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS191112

$295,000

116 Elizabeth Street

Be surprised. Traditional cottage on the outside. Sunny and contemporary on the inside. New kitchen, bathroom and ensuite. Three double bedrooms. Living opens to private yard. Internally accessed garden. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS151112

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS021012

7 Wakanui Road

5 Wills Street

$305,000

This classic red brick and tile construction is robust and timeless. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated with some aluminium joinery, three bedrooms, living, dining and conservatory. Also a self contained sleepout, three car garaging with mature gardens on 1261 sqm.

$570,000 - $585,000

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS051112

$394,000

$659,000

$780,000

Located at popular Lake Hood surrounded by other quality homes is this home for all seasons. This lake side masterpiece with amazing lake views and its own private jetty. Offering three bedrooms plus study, two bathrooms plus powder room, macrocarpa finishes and internal access garaging, the appeal only gets better as you look through.

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS050912

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS111012

$595,000

• Brand spanking new • Five bedrooms • Walk-in robe and ensuite • Stunning entertainers kitchen • Designer colours and drapes • Large private section • Huge outdoor living

57B Mt Harper Rd, Lake Clearwater $220,000 Well appointed holiday home at Lake Clearwater. Two bedrooms (sleeps four) with open plan living. Modern kitchen, gas cooking, water storage tanks, caliphont and shower over shub. Owner prepared to sell with most furnishings. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS071212

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60 Ludlow Drive

There are few places in Mid Canterbury where you can have it all. Situated on the canal at popular Lake Hood is this fabulous family home. Four bedrooms plus office, three bathrooms, two living and three car garaging. Awesome outdoor living.

$330,000

Three bedrooms, two living areas plus a rumpus room. A sunny family home on a private Allenton section. Present owners leaving town giving you the ideal opportunity.

View atwww.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS300712

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS031012

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2 Halston Close

70 Alford Forest Road

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS041212

This lovely three bedroom home is situated close in west side. Large lounge with high ceiling gives a spacious feel. New carpet and lino a year ago. Private back yard and glasshouse. Double garaging and off street parking. Excellent location.

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This house has won multiple prizes in House of the Year. Stunning lake views from the kitchen/living areas that flow to outdoors. Separate formal lounge. Four bedrooms. Triple car garaging with landscaped section.

$321,000

Lovely character brick home with original features and potential, on the west side. Huge separate lounge, country style kitchen dining area. Three double bedrooms. Big 1287 sqm section. Three car garaging.

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS111112

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34 Ludlow Drive

47 Wakanui Road

A selection of building sites available

41 Chertsey Line Road

$499,000

Stylish and modern with so many desirable features including entertainers kitchen, two living areas, rumpus room. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms. Double garage, double carport, private grounds. Too many features to list. View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS131012

251 Alford Forest Road

Commercial Lease

Braam Lane

This building could also be purchased by negotiation. It will be available for vacant possession 1st April 2013, or potentially earlier by mutual agreement, and the vendors are committed to make good at the property to 67% National Building Standard (NBS).

Superb location situated in Carters Terrace. Choice of three sections, all with services to boundaries. Design and build the home you desire. Prices to suit your budget.

View at www.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS300212

URBAN Mick Hydes 0274-37-9696

URBAN Debbie Boon 0274-484-006

112 - 114 Tancred Street, Ashburton

$129,000 - $145,000

Charlesworth Drive, Lochlea West side

701 sqm

$180,000

Carters Estate

West side

2063 sqm

$450,000

Braebrook

East side

612 – 929 sqm

$137,000

1D Carters Terrace

Tinwald

620 sqm

$95,000

2 Elmwood Grove

Tinwald

947 sqm

$170,000

1 Wisteria Place

Tinwald

903 sqm

$170,000

83 David Street

Hinds

2046 sqm

$75,000

View atwww.ashburton.harcourts.co.nz AS150110

URBAN Chris Halligan 021-024-52349

URBAN Helena Ratten 0274-577-998

Leo Ratten PA to Helena Ratten 03 308-6497

URBAN Jill Leonard 0274-982-500

RURAL/LIFESTYLE Dave Thomson 027-6011-426

RENTAL MANAGER Michelle Hydes 027-77-66-497

RENTAL MANAGER Alana Lwin 0274-736-825

BUSINESS OWNER Phillip Kenny 0274-753-669

Phone 03 308-6497


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To place an ad, call 307-7900

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WANTED

PUBLIC NOTICES

Wanted

ADAMS SAWMILLING open Thursday, Friday 8am5pm, Saturday 8am-12noon, for all your DIY/home handyman jobs over the Christmas/New Year break HoHoHo Merry Christmas & have a safe and Happy New Year - Malcolm McDowell Road Ph 308-3595.

Standing Grass and Lucerne. Peavine for Hay and Silage. Please phone Andrew Quigley 0274 369 307 office@quigleycontracting.co.nz

FOR SALE

MOTORCYCLES

CASH for used goods, when you advertise in the TRAIL bikes, buy or sell in Guardian Classifieds. Phone the Motorcycles section of Ashburton Guardian 307-7900. Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. FENCING, posts, rails, PLANTS, PRODUCE paling, pegs, boxing - lots and lots of sizes fantastic prices give us a call - Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road, ph 308-3595 MEADOW hay, fresh cut. Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm, Sat Good horse hay. $4.50 bale. Pick up Mt Somers. Phone 8am -12noon. Eftpos. 303-9010 or 029-777-5545.

GRAZING

SOUTHBERRY

GREEN grass advertised in the Guardian Classifieds.

Open 9am - 6pm daily

RASPBERRIES RANUI TAYBERRIES BLACKBERRIES Closed Christmas Day

HIRE SPECIALISED equipment not being used? Advertise it for rent/hire in the Guardian classifieds to make extra cash. Phone 307-7900.

56 Tinwald Mayfield Westerfield Road Phone 308 1338

LOST, FOUND

No eftpos available and no Christmas orders taken please.

ANIMALS or stock wandered? Place a classified in the Ashburton Guardian. Phone 307-7900.

REAL ESTATE

MOTORING

YOUR future home, WAGONS, buy or sell advertised daily in the Real through the Ashburton Estate section of Guardian Guardian classifieds. Phone classifieds. 307-7900.

Public Notice

Peter William Walker and Marilyn Jean Walker, t/a Walker Foodmarket Ltd, Owner/Operators, has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the renewal of an Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at 2 Bridge Street, Ashburton and known as Netherby Four Square Supermarket. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is- Supermarket. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Monday to Friday: 5.00am to 10.30pm Saturday: 6.00am to 10.30pm Sunday: 7.00am to 10.30pm The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 10 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON 7740 This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication was made on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

RURAL TRADING POST

MOTORCYCLES FARM bikes, buy or sell in the Motorcycles section of Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

Sale of Liquor Act 1989



CAREER opportunities in Vacant, even STRAW sell yours in the Situations Rural Trading Post section more in “Weekend Guardiof the Guardian classifieds. – an� on Saturday. Phone 307-7900.

TRADES, SERVICES

DAILY DIARY TODAY - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. Closed until 7 January.

1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage Hangar, RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road.

CERAMIC Tiles - tile quality guaranteed - Tile Warehouse selection available at Redmonds Furnishing and Flooring, Burnett Street. ELECTRICIANS Plasterers, Painters, all advertise in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. – Phone 307-7900.

TOMORROW FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage Hangar. Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road.

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By Michael Brown In a sport in which the player with the most weapons normally wins, Marina Erakovic knows she needs to add more to her arsenal. The Kiwi No 1 tennis player has enjoyed a decent year. She climbed to a career-high ranking of 39, played in her second WTA final, won two WTA doubles events and banked US$315,228 in prize money. But niggling injuries, her ongoing struggles at grand slam events – she has not gone past the second round since 2008 – and dreadful first-round defeat at the Olympics means she looks back on 2012 as only “alright�. Erakovic wants more than alright. She wants to be a top-20 player and, at 24, knows she needs to develop her game. She knows she needs to possess more than a good serve and forehand to jump from her present ranking of 66 and some of that might be in evidence at the ASB Classic, which starts in Auckland on Monday. “The last couple of years I have been trying to hit the ball bigger, trying to move better, be fitter and make the forehand and serve bigger,� she said. “They are still things I am working on. I think next year I will probably look at taking the ball a little earlier and try to get into the net a little bit to finish those points off. It’s just getting stronger and hitting bigger. “I felt I was lagging behind in everything, from movement to especially the mental side. Nothing can prepare you for matches like matches. It’s that simple; just going out there and playing the tennis. The realisation of needing to hit bigger was probably when I started working with [coach] Chris Zahalka. He was really keen

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8.30 FILM: Marley & Me.

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Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston. Based on the memoir by John Grogan, a family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic, adopted Labrador puppy named Marley. 10.55 Rove LA. (AO)

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12.10 Memphis Beat. (AO, T) 1.05 Lost Tapes. (AO, R, T) 1.40 Infomercial. 2.40 Ugly Betty. (G, R, T) 3.35 Army Wives. (AO, R, T) 4.20 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (G, R) 5.30 Infomercial.

12.00 Defying Gravity. (AO) 12.55 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)

PRIMe 6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 Best Of The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat.

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Home Shopping. (G) Great Outdoors. (G, R) Live To Dance. (G, R) Getaway. (G, R) Extraordinary Kiwis. (G, R) Meet Victoria Metcalf, a scientist working in Antarctica studying how fish survive in freezing cold water, the challenges of living in such an extreme climate and the effects of global warming. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. 5.30 Prime News.

7.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.10

R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 3.25 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 3.35 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G) 3.45 What’s Up Warthogs. (G, R) 4.10 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G, R) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 That ‘70s Show. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PGR, R) 7.30 Family Guy. (PGR, R)

on that. At first I didn’t really understand, but I get it now. Even when you practice, you really want to be hitting it like you want to be hitting it in a match.� Erakovic normally prepares for the ASB Classic in Auckland but spent three weeks this month with Zahalka in Florida. A good run at Stanley St will see her surpass US$1 million in career earnings and become the first New Zealander since Brett Steven in the 1990s to achieve the feat. She has banked US$989,318 since turning professional in 2006 and, with the ASB Classic offering US$235,000 in prize money, could pass the figure next week. It would require a vast improvement on her past three outings in Auckland which saw her bundled out in the first round but she has the potential to at least match her semifinal appearance of 2008. She will also be among the favourites in the doubles considering she is teaming up with Brit Heather Watson and the pair have won both WTA tournaments they have played together. The draw for both the singles and doubles will be made on Saturday, and Erakovic will hope to avoid some of the top seeds like world No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, Julia Goerges (18), Yanina Wickmayer (23), defending champion Zheng Jie (26) and even former world No 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova who has slipped to 72 after a series on troubling injuries. She has the ability and experience to compete with players of that calibre and hopes she now has the firepower to do it more often. “As every year passes, I enjoy it more and learn more,� she said. “I even value it more as I get older.� - APNZ

TV2, 8.30pm, PG (2002) On the cusp of marrying into one of America’s most esteemed political families, a chic New York fashion designer (Reese Witherspoon, below) heads down south to revisit her hillbilly heritage and sort out the small matter of securing a divorce from her redneck high school sweetheart (Josh Lucas). Sadly, Witherspoon is given little scope to utilise the sort of over-the-top antics that made Legally Blonde such a treat, but this has its moments.

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8.00 The Cleveland Show. (PGR, R) 8.30 American Dad. (PGR, R) When Stan decides to be a friend to Steve rather than a father, the two of them begin paling around. 9.00 Neighbors From Hell. (PGR, R) Balthazor encounters an enigmatic man who also hopes to demolish the drill. 9.30 South Park. (AO, R) 10.00 Cops. (AO, R) 10.30 Friday Night Lights. (PGR) 11.25 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

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6.00 Cricket. 3rd Twenty20. South Africa v New Zealand. From St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Replay. 9.30 Cricket. Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day One. Highlights. 10.00 Cricket. KFC T20 Big Bash League Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes. Replay. 1.30 Cricket. 3rd Twenty20. South Africa v New Zealand. From St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Replay. 5.00 Sea Master Sailing. 5.30 A-League Highlights Show. 6.00 Football League Show. 6.30 Surfing. US Open. 7.30 Surfing. ASP Mens World Championship Tour. ONeill Coldwater Classic Santa Cruz. 8.00 Davis Cup Best Of 2012. 9.00 Export Gold Match Fishing League. 9.30 UFC Wired. 10.30 Darts. World Championships. Day Ten Session Two. Replay. 1.30 Darts. World Championships. Day 11 Session One. Live. 5.30 ICC Cricket 360.

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DOWN 3. 8. 9. 10. 11. 14. 15. 16. 18. 20. 21. 24. 25. 26. 27.

Guarantee (9) Space (4) Lively (9) Overcome (6) Remnant (5) Burdened (5) Lake (4) Object (5) Nurse (4) Liquid measure (5) Taut (5) Fear (6) Soliloquy (9) Agitate (4) Skill (9)

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DOWN 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 11. 12. 13. 17. 19. 22. 23. 24.

Belief (9) Self-assured (9) Leave out (4) Hanker (5) Mettle (6) Polluted (4) Parade (5) Uplift (5) Chastise (9) List (9) Dazzle (5) Signify (6) Reconnoitre (5) Cajole (4) Ado (4)

SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLE No 12,087

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Across: 1 Blasphemous; 9 Outline; 10 Pecan; 11 Dread; 12 Elegise; 13 Outset; 15 Avenue; 18 Knuckle; 20 Lotto; 22 Nudge; 23 Placate; 24 Well-meaning. Down: 2 Lithe; 3 Spindle; 4 Heeded; 5 Maple; 6 Unction; 7 Good-looking; 8 Undeveloped; 14 Trundle; 16 Villain; 17 People; 19 Knell; 21 Train.

Across: 1 Hail; 3 Salivate; 8 Mope; 9 Souvenir; 1 Deliberately; 13 Twenty; 14 Prance; 17 Premeditated; 2 Euphoria; 21 Limb; 22 Parasite; 23 Ague. Down: 1 Humidity; 2 Impulse; 4 Aboard; 5 Inveterate; Annul; 7 Earl; 10 Abstemious; 12 Readable; 15 Nothing; 1 Addict; 18 Riper; 19 Help.

6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 Malcolm In The Middle. (PG) 7.15 Cash Cab. (PG) 7.40 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Monk. (PG) 9.25 Law & Order. (M) 10.20 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.10 Black Dawn. (16VLS) 12.55 NYPD Blue. (M) 1.45 Monk. (PG) 2.45 Malcolm In The Middle. (PG) 3.10 Pawn Stars. (PG) 3.35 Cash Cab. (PG) 4.00 The Press Simpsons . (PG) Central Features 4.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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12.05 Home Shopping. (G) 1.35 Best Of The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.05 Home Shopping. (G)

ACROSS 1. Ave (4) 3. Drool (8) 8. Brood (4) 9. Memento (8) 11. On purpose (12) 13. Score (6) 14. Skip (6) 17. Intended (12) 20. Elation (8) 21. Member (4) 22. Sponger (8) 23. Fever (4)

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8.30 Superstorm: Hell & High Water. (New) Experts and eyewitnesses take us inside the superstorm and ask how cities like New York can protect themselves from future disasters. 9.30 Wife Swap USA. (PGR) 10.30 Allo Allo. (G) 11.10 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G)

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line and rounding the South Head of Sydney Harbour first. The 100ft super-maxi has also had a series of modifications in the lead-up to the SydneyHobart race and it showed as she opened up a sizeable lead over fierce rival Ragamuffin Loyal before even leaving the harbour. Wild Oats XI is attempting to beat her race record time of just over one day and 18 hours, set during her 2005 race victory. But she’ll need favourable conditions all the way to Hobart to do so. - AAP

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pull the 2003 line honours winner at 10am, citing the failure of the boat’s owners to produce sufficient documentation regarding its design and recent hull modifications. CYCA commodore Howard Piggott delivered the news while Wharington had his phone switched off as the skipper was giving his crew a pre-race briefing at the time. Piggott said the race committee’s decision was final. That meant a reduced fleet of 76 boats took to the water and race favourite Wild Oats XI looked unbeatable after flying off the start

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Bookies had Wharington’s super-maxi as third favourite for this year’s line honours and her skipper was clearly angry and emotional after a last-minute appeal against the decision was dismissed. “We are absolutely devastated to be told at the 11th hour that we are unable to race to Hobart,� he said. Wharington later accused race organisers of conspiring against larger yachts – comments which could land him in further hot water. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) race committee made the decision to

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Furious Wild Thing skipper Grant Wharington was left to rue what might have been after controversially being banned from this year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The flamboyant and highly-experienced yachtsman was booted out of the famous bluewater classic yesterday morning – just three hours before the start – after failing to file a cache of important documents relating to recent alterations to the boat.

8.30 Infomercials. (G) 10.30 Dr Oz Show. (PGR, R) 11.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 Terra Nova. 1.00 Royal Pains. (PGR) 2.00 White Collar. (PGR) 3.00 The Real Housewives Of New York City. (PGR) 4.00 Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight.

9.30 Infomercial. 11.00 Sonny With A Chance. (G, R, T) 11.30 Operation Hero. (G, R, T) 12.00 FILM: The Last Mimzy. (2007, G, R, T) 2.00 Make It Or Break It. (R) 2.55 Pocoyo. (G, R, T) 3.10 Disney Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 3.35 Spongebob Squarepants. (G, R, T) 4.00 Zeke And Luther. (R, T) 4.30 Pair Of Kings. (G, T) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 My Wife And Kids. (G,

7.30 Coronation Street. 8.30 The Boy Who Was Born A Girl. (G, T) 16 year old Jon is your typical teenage boy in all respects except one – he was born a girl. 9.35 Threesome.

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6.23 Soccer. English Premier League. Aston Villa v Tottenham. Live. 8.38 Soccer. English Premier League. Stoke v Liverpool. Live. 11.00 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 11.30 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 12.00 Cricket. Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day Two. Morning Session. Live. 2.35 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 3.05 Cricket. Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day Two. Afternoon Session. Live. 8.00 The Cricket Show. 8.30 Cricket. KFC T20 Big Bash League Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars. Live. 12.30 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 1.00 Fight Night On SKY. 3.00 Soccer. A-League. Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Heart. Replay. 5.00 Ryder Cup Official Film.

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9.30 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1. (2010, M) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint. 11.55 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. (2011, M) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 2.05 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. (2011, PG) Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick. 3.45 Tanner Hall. (2009, M) Rooney Mara, Georgia King. 5.20 The Double. (2011, M) Richard Gere, Topher Grace. 7.00 Shark Night. (2011, 16) Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan. 8.30 Safe House. (2012, M) Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds. 10.30 The Adjustment Bureau. (2010, M) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt. 12.15 The Garden. (2006, 16) Lance Henriksen, Brian Wimmer. 1.45 Making Of We Bought A Zoo. (2011,

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2.05 Shark Night. (2011, 16) Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan. 3.35 The Garden. (2006, 16) Lance Henriksen, Brian Wimmer. 5.05 The Double. (2011, M) Richard Gere, Topher Grace.

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Swamp Loggers. (PG) Man Vs. Wild. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Ragin’ Cajuns. (PG) Inside The Catch. Best Brawls. (PG) Cuff Me If You Can. (M) Most Evil. (M) I (Almost) Got Away With It. (M) After The Catch. (PG) Swamp Loggers. (PG) Man Vs. Wild. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) X-Ray: Yellowstone. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Elvis Bracelet/ Silver Columbus Ships. Auction Hunters. (PG) The Dallas Mavericks. Sons Of Guns. (M) Shotgun Superstarts vs. Red Jacket. Benelli USA challenges Red Jacket to improve upon their M-4 military shotgun, but Joe challenges Will’s decision. Then, an old gunsmith returns. American Guns. (M) Wounded Vet Rifle. Blood Relatives. (M) Disappeared. (M) Cuff Me If You Can. (M) Swamp Loggers. (PG) Abalone Wars. (PG) Sons Of Guns. (M) First Time Filmmakers: Korea. (PG) Dirty Jobs. (PG)

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MOVIe GReats 6.40 Lethal Weapon 3. (1992, M) 8.35 Braveheart. (1995, 16) Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau. 11.30 Fun With Dick And Jane. (2005, M) Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni. 1.00 Lethal Weapon. (1987, M) Danny Glover, Mel Gibson. 2.50 Uptown Girls. (2003, M) Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning. 4.20 Eraser. (1996, 16) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams. 6.15 Rain Man. (1988, M) Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise. Barry Levinson’s OscarŽwinning film about a voyage of discovery for an ambitious yuppie and his autistic brother after the death of their father. 8.30 Species III. (2004, 16) Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper. The daughter of Eve begins her mission to mate with humans, while a specialist military team hunts her down before it’s too late. 10.25 Mamma Mia! (2008, PG) Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep. 12.20 Uptown Girls. (2003, M) Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning. 1.50 Species III. (2004, 16) Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper. 3.40 Mamma Mia! (2008, PG) 5.30 Eraser. (1996, 16) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams.

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HOWZAT!! 2012 was a big year of sport in Mid Canterbury and this week we rewind to see what the Guardian photographers captured throughout the year. Left, top: Ashburton’s Trevor Nish during the backstroke race at Special Olympics swim meet. Left, second down: Women owned the roads around Methven, soaking in the views for the 2012 Girls on Bikes event. Left, third down: Southern’s Kyle Brown is wrapped up by Allenton’s Henry Taripo during the Collegiate Sevens. Left, bottom: Allenton’s Matt Bassett looks to outflank his Ashburton opponents during the junior men’s final at the Champion of Champion Triples.

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Above: Jason Morrison sends down a ball to a Southland batsman during the first innings of a Hawke Cup cricket match at the Ashburton Domain. Morrison took six first innings wickets. Right, top: Mike Johnson canters clear in the Ashburton College house relay at the Ashburton College athletics day. Right, second from top: Andrew Robertson (orange cap) looks to hit the water first on the way to a record in a breaststroke event at the Ashburton College swimming sports. Right, above: Braden Currie covers the final few metres of his epic 254km journey in under 12 hours for a third place finish in the Coast to Coast.

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SPORT Treble: $105.80 (2/8/3). Sub: Castellina Lover (4). Trainer: Steven McRae, Halswell. Breeding: 5 m McArdle-New Review. RACE 8 - ROBBIE’S BAR & BISTRO ASHBURTON CUP HCP , $22000, 3200m 4-3 Four Starzzz Flash (11) D Dunn 1 2-4 Major Mark (10) B Orange 2 8-8 Flyover (6) L O’Reilly 3 Scratched: Van Washing Man, Supreme Gem. Also (in finishing order): 7-7 Magical Mel, 1-2 Glencoe V C, 10-10 River Black, 3-1 Mister Presley, 11-11 Bettors Creek, 5-6 Ohoka Texas, 6-5 Just Rose, 9-9 Samuel James. 1-1/4L, 5-1/4L, 3/4L. Time: 3:59.50. MR: 2:00.40. Last 800m: 58.70. Win: $6.20. Places: $2.10, $2.20, $5.00. Quinella: $18.10. Trifecta: $624.80 (11,10,6). First4: $2877.20 (11,10,6,2). Sub: Glencoe V C (13). Trainer: Cran Dalgety, West Melton. Breeding: 6 h Four Starzzz Shark-Seven)]. RACE 9 - TRU TEST HANDICAP TROT, $7500, 2400m 5-5 Trick Star (7) T McMillan 1 10-8 Paint The Moon (14) S McNally 2 1-1 No Potato (3) D Dunn 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 9-10 Gregory R, 11-11 Take For Granted, 13-12 Danke, 3-4 Bert Powell, 7-6 Brawlinwiththeboyz, 6-7 Evander D Go, 12-14 Dixie Commando, 14-13 Sophistication, 15-15 High Distinction, 8-9 Always Treasure, 2-2 Tyron Lochie, 4-3 Whata Gamble. Hd, Hd, Hd. Time: 3:07.50. MR: 2:05.40. Last 800m: 60.00. Win: $13.70. Places: $3.20, $4.10, $2.00. Quinella: $128.90. Trifecta: $2242.00 (7,14,3). First4: $3002.70 (7,14,3,11). Double: $60.10 (11/7), $48.30 (11/14). Sub: No Potato (3). Trainer: Terry McMillan, Ashburton. Breeding: 5 g Sundon-Star Of Pernod. RACE 10 - HOTEL ASHBURTON PACE, $7000, 2400m 1-1 Ideal Arden (2) B Hutton 1 3-4 Bianca (3) B Orange 2 2-2 Scotty’s Image (13) M Williamson 3 Scratched: Blackberry Lane, Shantahlia Knight, Annette King. Also (in finishing order): 12-12 Top Brass, 9-8 Austin Bromac, 4-3 Double Chocolate, 7-7 Shamrocks Boy, 6-6 Hey Knowitall, 13-13 Albie Al, 11-10 Braeview Angus, 10-9 Towney, 8-11 American Chopper, 5-5 Royal Cynic (Pulled up). 7-3/4L, Lg nk, 2L. Time: 3:04.80. MR: 2:03.90. Last 800m: 59.20. Win: $2.30. Places: $1.50, $2.10, $1.70. Quinella: $6.60. Trifecta: $46.20 (2,3,13). First4: $1160.60 (2,3,13,4). Sub: Ideal Arden (2). Trainer: Bruce Hutton, Greendale. Breeding: 3 c American Ideal-Madam Maroussia.

By Greg Buckle Mitchell Johnson capped his recall to the test side with a four-wicket haul including his 200th victim as Australia skittled Sri Lanka for 156 before tea on day one of the second test yesterday. Left-armer Johnson, who claimed six wickets in his comeback test against South Africa in Perth last month then was overlooked for last

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ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) With the go-getting energies of Mars now in Aquarius, your social life may start to buzz. Friends may come out of the woodwork that you haven’t seen in some time and be keen to get in touch. You seem determined to make the most of the last part of 2012. A desire to learn new things, study and take on fun challenges can inspire you to greater things.

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TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Long-term relationships may go through a few challenges but today’s planetary line-up can encourage you to be realistic about what’s happening between you. Though things may have been difficult lately, there is a chance of a breakthrough if you’re willing to work for it. Meanwhile, with Mars now in Aquarius, you may be keen to get your career plans focused.

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) You may have to work today, and if so, the pressure could be more intense, especially as there may be news about the company you work for, or perhaps pay issues. With focus and determination you may be able to sort things out to your advantage. There is still a very sociable energy around you which can prove to be supportive and engaging.

Racing Rotorua Venue: Rotorua Meeting Date: 27 Dec 2012 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.47pm SPEIGHT’S CIDER MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN 4YO&UP, 1200m 1 769x9 Segunda (1) 58.5................. R Hutchings (a) 2 x3533 Question (5) 56.5....................... M D Plessis 3 45x90 Miss Zeta (6) 56.5............................ M Wenn 4 8x50x Staretto (7) 56.5.............................. A Calder 5 4 Wai Iti (2) 56.5.............................C Lammas 6 9x Contrada (3) 56.5................... M McNab (a1) 7 6 Willing Spirit (8) 56.5........S Shirahama (a2) 8 790x Coriander (9) 56.5..........................M Tanaka 9 63989 Lady Marilyn (4) 56.5......................... M Hills 2 1.22pm ATKINSON & DONALDSON PLUMBING MAIDEN 2200 $7000, MDN, 2200m 1 33724 Caliburn (2) 58.5................................ M Hills 2 3x604 Coercion (6) 58.5....................... M D Plessis 3 4036 Iznogoud (8) 58.5................... M McNab (a1) 4 70576 Volcanic Activity (4) 58.5..................S Collett 5 0x794 Herman (9) 56.5............................J Waddell 6 68580 Android (7) 56.5.............................. A Calder 7 00 Spades (3) 56.5................S Shirahama (a2) 8 x0399 Natassja Kinski (5) 55..................D Johnson 9 07 Wonderland (1) 55.........................M Tanaka 3 1.57pm INTERISLANDER 3YO MAIDEN $8000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 Beauty Apps (12) 57.5.................C Lammas 2 Directionz (13) 57.5................. P Turner (a1)

3 Snip In Time 57.5.......................... Scratched 4 42. North Of Sunset (7) 55.5.................S Collett 5 42290 Parvati (11) 55.5.................. R Hutchings (a) 6 4 Dancing On Tables (1) 55.5............ A Calder 7 6x385 Pipedreams (10) 55.5 8 3 Hot In Pink 55.5............................ Scratched 9 Lady Hauraki (5) 55.5....................J Waddell 10 6 Rubysmyne (14) 55.5........................ M Hills 11 Alberta 55.5.................................. Scratched 12 Goldie (6) 55.5..................S Shirahama (a2) 13 9 Majority Verdict (9) 55.5...............D Johnson 14 Our Foxy Lady (15) 55.5............ M D Plessis 15 9x8 Dynamite Girl (4) 55.5...................M Tanaka 16 8x960 Mumzagraduate (8) 55.5........K Chiong (a4) 17 x8608 Solstar (2) 57.5................................ M Wenn 18 3x343 Agostini h (16) 55.5 19 x2586 Celtic Star 57.5............................. Scratched 20 05 Timetodance (3) 55.5 Emergencies: Dynamite Girl, Mumzagraduate, Solstar, Agostini, Celtic Star, Timetodance 4 2.32pm POMARE ELECTRICAL MAIDEN 1560 $7000, MDN, 1560m 1 x3504 Beautiful Brother (14) 58.5..............S Collett 2 86x5 Luhsing (7) 58.5 3 98x80 Billy Whiskers h (5) 58.5...S Shirahama (a2) 4 x9890 Diktator (11) 58.5............................ A Calder 5 49x70 Gordyfromgreatbarr (9) 58.5...........L Cribbin 6 0 Don Diego (10) 57.........................J Waddell 7 500 Keep Rocking (13) 57..................C Lammas

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Relationships are very much in the spotlight as Mars in Aquarius stirs up your longterm relationship, helping you to clear the air. The same may be true of other dayto-day relationships in which you may be involved. The focus is platonic, friendly and idealist. Romance is also a possibility with a desire to enjoy life and be a pleasureseeker.

to mid-wicket at 4-79. The loose strokeplay of Dilshan and Samaraweera was repeated by vice-captain Angelo Mathews (15) whose off-drive landed in the hands of Mike Hussey at second slip off the bowling of Siddle at 5-99. Prasanna Jayawardene (24) edged a short ball to third slip off Johnson and Dhammika Prasad was beaten for pace next ball and caught behind for a duck as Johnson found himself on a hat-trick.  - AAP

8 Peacefuleasyfeelin (1) 57........ P Turner (a1) 9 72029 Samphire (2) 56.5................ R Hutchings (a) 10 50840 Timely Magic (8) 56.5..................D Johnson 11 Joyohjoy (3) 55.......................... M D Plessis 12 7 Silk Chardonnay (6) 55..................M Tanaka 13 90 Serenanova (4) 56.5 14 9 Nancho’s Hope (12) 57 Emergencies: Serenanova, Nancho’s Hope 5 3.07pm THE DAILY POST RATING 65 1560 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1560m 1 13994 Billie Jean King (1) 58..................C Lammas 2 0x946 Recession Proof (8) 58.................... T Harris 3 x8353 Virginia Wade (3) 57.5............... M D Plessis 4 27330 Divine Spice b (5) 57.....................J Waddell 5 0x058 All In Bluff (4) 56.5.......................... A Calder 6 159x9 Itsallme m (7) 55.5.........................M Tanaka 7 6374L Lolly (2) 55.................................. L Satherley 8 560x9 Little Chief td (6) 55..........S Shirahama (a2) 6 3.41pm MILLS REEF WINERY STARS UNDER THE STARS 27/1 R75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1950m 1 17160 Calgacus tdm (4) 60.5......S Shirahama (a2) 2 x8118 Commanding Oak (2) 56.5......... L Satherley 3 94755 Run To The Bank (3) 56.................J Waddell 4 32904 Jungle Knight (7) 55.5................ M D Plessis 5 136x8 La Manzanilla tm (1) 54....... R Hutchings (a) 6 4x998 Glitzabeel (6) 54..........................C Lammas 7 99x46 Rosenellis (5) 54...................... P Turner (a1) 7 4.16pm BETH MILLARD-BAYLEYS ROTORUA SUMMER CUP F&M MDN $12,000, MDN F&M, 1400m

1 38x37 Mandy O’Reilly b (9) 57.5................ T Harris 2 85356 I’m A Taart (7) 57.5......................D Johnson 3 730x0 Luvlybubbly (5) 57.5......................... M Wenn 4 x5900 Secret Love (4) 57.5....................... A Calder 5 x2568 Marmi (2) 56.......................... M McNab (a1) 6 05 Timetodance (3) 56.................... M D Plessis 7 07x00 Little Rocket (10) 56....................V Gatu (a4) 8 Marika Mia (6) 56...........................J Waddell 9 0 Pforperfect (11) 56.......................C Lammas 10 93096 Sky Hi Baby (8) 56............S Shirahama (a2) 11 So Wise (1) 56......................... P Turner (a1) 8 4.51pm TOWNLEY TRENCHING & ELECTRICAL RATING 65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark Fillies Mares*, 1400m 1 x7317 Deecruz d (1) 59........................ M D Plessis 2 3x313 Kaleidoscope b (10) 59................C Lammas 3 9168x Mellow Yellow td (5) 58.5................ A Calder 4 28255 Queen Of Rock m (8) 58.5..............N Harris 5 193x4 Oh Em Gee tm (6) 58...................... T Harris 6 40316 Walsburgs Flight (4) 58.....S Shirahama (a2) 7 x2319 Morning Oil d (9) 57.5.......... R Hutchings (a) 8 3428x Tamsyn Rose m (3) 57............... L Satherley 9 6x6x7 Lady Gaga d (7) 56.5...................D Johnson 10 9x978 Dontdyewonderin h (2) 56................. M Hills Blinkers on: Question, Staretto (R1), Herman, Android (R2), Timely Magic, Serenanova (R4), Recession Proof, Divine Spice (R5) Blinkers off : Coriander (R1), Gordyfromgreatbarr (R4) Winkers off : Divine Spice (R5), Jungle Knight (R6)

Today’s Taranaki RC fields and form Taranaki RC Venue: New Plymouth Meeting Date: 27 Dec 2012 NZ Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 1.40pm PUKEKURA MOTOR LODGE BOOF FLEMING MEMORIAL 3YO $7000, MDN 3YO, 1800m 1 4 Border h (1) 57.5......................... R Hannam 2 7 Cast Iron Jack h (7) 57.5................ J Riddell 3 98 Fixates h (5) 57.5............................ J Parkes 4 7x Master Daad 57.5......................... Scratched 5 9 Nancho’s Hope (4) 57.5 6 860 The Man Bag (2) 57.5...............B Grylls (a3) 7 022 Genus b (9) 55.5........................... O Bosson 8 32 Freya h (8) 55.5................... M Dravitzki (a3) 9 93 Saltatio (10) 55.5................................ S Dye 10 909 Carinya (3) 55.5..............................D Walker 11 Mayflower (6) 55.5 2 2.15pm DAVE & EDDIE 2YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 2YO, 1000m 1 36. Mai Volks (3) 57.5...........................D Walker 2 4. Code Duello (4) 57.5...................... J Parkes 3 Dufellforte (10) 57.5...................... O Bosson 4 2. Orbity b (5) 55.5......................... M Cameron 5 3 Diamantine h (9) 55.5..................B Lammas 6 458 Frances (7) 55.5 7 3. Save The Melody (1) 55.5 8 Cape Mapperley (6) 55.5................. K Myers 9 Nippa Mary (2) 55.5.....................R Hannam 10 66x The Alcippe (8) 55.5 -

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$7000, MDN, 1200m 1 35x23 Sound Barrier (4) 58.5.......... M Cheung (a4) 2 Our Oliver h (10) 58.5..................B Lammas 3 372 Perfect Flow (3) 57.......................... J Riddell 4 7x Fly With Me (8) 57........................ O Bosson 5 Norman h (6) 57 6 Porotene Power h (9) 57..............R Hannam 7 Facet h (5) 57............................ M Cameron 8 Sykes h (1) 57 9 Neena Rock h (2) 56.5................... J Parkes 10 Insanebolta h (7) 55.................... V Johnston 11 7 Shezastunna h (11) 55 4 3.25pm GUSTO RESTAURANT MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 6x230 Postman Pat (3) 58.5............... D Turner (a4) 2 Clyde Abner h (5) 58.5..............J Oliver (a4) 3 23 Kodema b (1) 57........................... O Bosson 4 9 Intermission h (12) 57..................... J Parkes 5 5304x Hostage (9) 56.5..........................B Lammas 6 Little Butterfly (10) 56.5 7 5 Luck At Last (13) 56.5......... M Dravitzki (a3) 8 6 Diamond Grace h (2) 55............ M Cameron 9 58 Nightclubs h (6) 55 10 Porotene Lollipop h (8) 55...........R Hannam 11 Shez Ekceptional h (4) 55.......... V Johnston 12 7 Shezastunna h (7) 55.......................S Doyle 13 60x08 Zetow h (11) 55.............................. T Russell

4.00pm SEATON PARK MAIDEN F&M $7000, MDN F&M, 1600m 1 9x632 Shipsterns (10) 57.5....................... J Parkes 2 57528 Cool Reception h (2) 57.5.......... M Cameron 3 00055 Lucie Can Danske (8) 57.5......... V Johnston 4 8 Lustre h (9) 57.5............................. J Riddell 5 x5900 Secret Love (6) 57.5........................ K Myers 6 64 Sound (1) 56................................. O Bosson 7 05 Speak Up (4) 56........................J Oliver (a4) 8 58 Nightclubs h (3) 56...................... R Hannam 9 Love Me Moore (5) 56.................B Lammas 10 Shez Ekceptional h (7) 56 6 4.35pm TARANAKI DAILY NEWS RATING 75 1600 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 17127 Glaizem th (10) 59.......................... J Riddell 2 3600x Veldt (4) 59..............................B Hutton (a4) 3 31x55 Via Veneto td (2) 57...................... O Bosson 4 x6882 Celebration td (8) 56.5..................... K Myers 5 69x30 Cavestani tdm (1) 56...................... J Parkes 6 65684 Baltis tdmh (6) 55.5..................... R Hannam 7 32865 Storm Home th (7) 55.5....................S Doyle 8 14865 Mr Keeninsky d (3) 55................. V Johnston 9 61559 Zeina Royale tdmh (9) 54.... M Dravitzki (a3) 10 x6467 Yardstick th (5) 54...................... M Cameron 7 5.10pm FARMLANDS RATING 65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 31x96 Falzano th (4) 59........................... O Bosson 2 1299x The Palm King (8) 59 -

3 73562 Lumiere Blue h (5) 58.5..................D Walker 4 2104. Wowowow d (1) 58.5................. M Cameron 5 7x71 Goyescas td (7) 58............................. S Dye 6 50x01 North Dakota td (2) 58.................... J Parkes 7 374x6 La Vie En Rose tdmh (3) 57........B Lammas 8 10x7 Money Bags mh (6) 54.5................. K Myers 9 08098 Killarney Lass d (9) 54.................R Hannam 8 5.45pm JD HICKMAN TRANSPORT RATING 65 2000 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m 1 03422 Heapzacash mbh (5) 59..............R Hannam 2 9010 Ex Es th (3) 58.5........................ M Cameron 3 x5155 Fair Script th (7) 58......................... J Riddell 4 83071 Coventina th (4) 57.5...................... J Parkes 5 0x190 Aint No Lollygagga h (11) 55.5... V Johnston 6 86075 Count de Loree (13) 55.5.............. T Russell 7 41490 Cloemmbai (12) 55....................J Oliver (a4) 8 95480 Taats tdm (10) 55...................... A Taylor (a3) 9 5x400 Viva La Vida d (2) 55......................D Walker 10 40066 Sneaky Shan (9) 55................. D Turner (a4) 11 51800 Divine Miss Em dm (8) 54.5.....B Grylls (a3) 12 38450 End Of The Line h (6) 54............. B Lammas 13 94309 Seagold (1) 54................................. K Myers 14 0x758 Joyous 54...................................... Scratched Blinkers on : Border, Fixates (R1), Shezastunna (R3), Postman Pat, Shezastunna (R4), The Palm King (R7) Blinkers off : Frances (R2), Wowowow (R7), Ex Es, Aint No Lollygagga (R8) Winkers on : Wowowow (R7)

Christchurch greyhound fields, form Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 27 Dec 2012 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm (NZT) SUPER PETS DASH C0, 295m 1 6 Know Charity nwtd......................... G Cleeve 2 52266 Zip Zap Zappa nwtd...................R Blackburn 3 5 Know Favours nwtd........................ G Cleeve 4 48 Starla nwtd.................................J McInerney 5 56355 Another Fantasy nwtd................J McInerney 6 7 Go Bridie nwtd............................... G Cleeve 7 26 Know Fault nwtd............................ G Cleeve 8 3333 All For One nwtd........................J McInerney 9 51 Life’s A Laugh 17.43..................R Blackburn 10 64273 Harley Haka nwtd......................J McInerney 2 12.20pm BUSINESS TIME AT STUD STAKES C0, 520m 1 5356 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd M &...................Jopson 2 65424 Choose To Love nwtd M &.................Jopson 3 Opawa Andrea nwtd L &..................... Wales 4 5F Fergie’s Belle nwtd L &....................... Wales 5 4 Know Solution nwtd....................... G Cleeve 6 25226 Kylie’s Belle nwtd L &.......................... Wales 7 Chill Out Ralph nwtd L &.................... Wales 8 73362 Goldstar Bella nwtd S &...................B Evans 9 47547 Casino Black nwtd......................H Anderton 10 5 Opawa Carlos nwtd L &...................... Wales 3 12.38pm THURSDAY PLACE PICK STAKES C1, 520m 1 417 Ohoka Frenchi 31.22.................... L Waretini 2 85333 Seraphine Jewel 30.95 M &................. Smith 3 634F7 Opawa Bart 30.78 L &........................ Wales 4 77746 Pied Warrior 31.15....................... J McMillan 5 26411 Wayleggo 30.61............................. I Fensom 6 26542 Botany Molly 30.79....................J McInerney 7 85654 Wandy Jewel nwtd.......................D Kingston 8 54652 Cawbourne Tilly nwtd.................J McInerney

9 15854 Secret Arnie 31.33 L &....................... Wales 10 75551 Ohoka Zoe 30.78.......................... L Waretini 4 12.56pm COASTER’S TAVERN SPRINT C1, 295m 1 62518 Opawa Leighton 17.95 L &................. Wales 2 16125 Claremont Pizzaz 17.34................ L Waretini 3 53144 Harper Mehl nwtd S &.....................B Evans 4 F2511 Georgie Wong 17.56..........................J Rush 5 1514 Will Excite 17.73........................... L Waretini 6 31222 Wellywood 17.82 W &........................ Nissen 7 21143 Make Your Point 17.65 W &............... Nissen 8 63226 Upsala Jewel 17.96 S &..................B Evans 9 62331 Another Colt 17.35.....................J McInerney 10 16 Know Jealousy 17.29..................... G Cleeve 5 1.14pm GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND STAKES C2, 520m 1 65365 Sonic Duffer 30.70......................... G Cleeve 2 15274 Silvia Sue 30.93.........................A Bradshaw 3 34228 Mixed Grill 30.51........................... L Waretini 4 48215 Know Chaos 30.70........................ G Cleeve 5 57642 Opawa Style 30.71 L &....................... Wales 6 25212 Rambunctious 30.90..................A Bradshaw 7 63327 Sretror 30.69 J &.............................D Fahey 8 78758 Thrilling Sadie 30.70........................ M Grant 9 61745 Mr. Dozer 30.46 W &.......................... Nissen 10 16463 Judge To Excel 30.66 W &................. Nissen 6 1.31pm ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER DASH C5, 295m 1 25411 Homebush Sarge 17.41.............J McInerney 2 11263 Callahan 17.26............................. M Roberts 3 51177 Wise Wonder 17.34 C &..................... Fagan 4 2F133 Oscar Tuivasa 17.36..................R Blackburn 5 14171 Ocotillo 17.03 J &............................D Fahey 6 53157 Crixus 17.45...............................R Blackburn 7 35821 Pearl’s Boy 17.28........................... G Cleeve 8 52221 Know Advantage 17.25.................. G Cleeve 9 61286 Cawbourne Dusty 17.51.................. M Grant

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CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Romance, or a love relationship, may be especially intense today. A long-term relationship could be transformed over time. Be careful of a budding romance, though, as it could turn out to be quite businesslike and may have strings attached. Don’t get involved if it doesn’t feel right. The newly positioned Mars in Aquarius may encourage you to start an online business.

Johnson removed the dangerous Tillakaratne Dilshan for 11 after pushing an inswinger through bat and pad as the Sri Lankan aimed an ambitious slog over mid-on. Peter Siddle (2-30) achieved a massive breakthrough as skipper Mahela Jayawardene was caught behind for three at 3-37. Bird’s alarming bounce caught Thilan Samaraweera (10) by surprise in the first over after lunch as the right-hander top-edged a pull-shot

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Gore fields, form and drivers Gore Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Gore Raceway Meeting Date: 27 Dec 2012 NZ Meeting number: 11 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 9, 10 and 11 1 2.06pm THOMAS GREEN PUBLIC HOUSE & DINING ROOM TROT $6000, 3yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 6x243 Maidofdiamonds (1) fr....................K Barclay 2 03447 Forest Galleon (2) fr.......................... A Milne 3 Monty Python (3) fr.............M Williamson (J) 4 0 Coulditbe (4) fr.................................. A Black 5 Makarewa Jake (5) fr........................ D Dunn 6 07335 Sun Shine Whiz (6) fr.......................R Swain 7 4x7 Merilane (7) fr.......................... N Williamson 8 00 Square Deal (8) fr............................ E Swain 9 x0787 Mokosun (U1) fr.......................... B McLellan 10 70090 Winfield Monarch (U2) fr....................J Bond 2 2.41pm AON INSURANCE BROKERS PACE $8000, 3yo+ non winners pace, stand, 2700m 1 95x0 Franco Normandy fr...................... Scratched 2 Super Caesar (1) fr........................B Orange 3 2335x Kate Stephanie (2) fr........................ D Dunn 4 0765 Kardinya (3) fr................................T Holland 5 26x Rakabolt (4) fr.................................P Hunter 6 48x52 Kensal Green (5) fr............. B Williamson (J) 7 x8727 Acting Up (6) fr................................R Swain 8 333 Cherokee Bromac (7) fr......M Williamson (J) 9 7 Barrow Street (8) fr............................A Beck 10 64 Bushi (9) fr..........................................M Kerr 11 7 Julius Maximus (10) fr...................T Williams 12 20 Extremelea (11) fr..........................A Armour 13 35346 Farmer Dons (12) fr.......................... A Milne 14 353 Bryleigh Star (13) fr................S Walkinshaw 15 Cool Delight (14) fr.........................C Barron Emergency: Franco Normandy 3 3.16pm ARDEN LODGE FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE $8000, 3yo+ f&m non winners mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 58 Curragh’s Princess (1) fr............. B McLellan 2 Backandbeyond (2) fr......................C Barron 3 02x49 Petra Robyn (3) fr..........................B Orange 4 62 McArdle Meg (4) fr.......................... P Hunter 5 7 Bromac Del Mar (5) fr....................... A Milne 6 58x70 Shards Of Myross (6) fr.................... D Dunn 7 20 Elisaveta (7) fr.......................... N Williamson 8 26626 Pass The Sugar (8) fr........................A Beck 9 8543 Ganesh Bromac (9) fr........... C Ferguson (J) 10 8x079 What Me (U1) fr............................... E Swain 4 3.51pm TOTAL BODY FITNESS TROT $6000, 3yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 Millions To Spare (1) fr...................B Orange 2 00 Veruca (2) fr.................................... B Heads 3 20728 Three Strangers (3) fr.......................D Dunn 4 x6297 Makarewa Rick (4) fr.......................K Franks 5 7518x Its Oscar (5) fr.........................S Walkinshaw 6 Cool Son (6) fr.................................R Swain 7 Tinted Light (7) fr................M Williamson (J) 8 000 Reserve Banks (8) fr.......................C Barron 9 3x Nickelson (U1) fr...................... N Williamson 10 680x0 Feather Boyz (U2) fr...............A Malcolmson 5 4.26pm HOKONUI RURAL TRANSPORT LTD MBL

week’s first test in Hobart, claimed 4-63 from 14 overs and bowled with tremendous pace up around the 145 km/h mark. Kumar Sangakkara top-scored with 58 and, in doing so, became the 11th player in test history to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs. Sri Lanka won the toss and Aussie debutant Jackson Bird (2-32) struck in his second over when Dimuth Karunaratne was caught behind for five.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) A plan or project may take a more serious turn as Saturn continues to angle Pluto. This rather intense combination of energies may encourage you to devise a detailed strategy so that you can not only succeed but excel. Home and family issues continue to be fun and career progress is also excellent. Mars can push you to explore health issues.

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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) There’s a rather intense energy today which links your personal finances with home and family affairs. You may be working out ways to earn money from home or to bring in extra cash for home appliances or perhaps decoration. Remember, where there’s a will there’s a way. Friends continue to support you. Romance may be a possibility.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) This may be a good opportunity to hire a life coach or to get involved in a course or workshop that encourages you to live to your full potential. Current influences encourage change from the inside out. A transformation could take you from where you are now to where you want to be sooner than you think. But you may need to cooperate Scorpio.

10 73573 Tricky Harry nwtd.......................... L Waretini

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1 25748 Kin Nikki 30.96.............................. L Waretini 2 86831 Wandy On In nwtd.......................D Kingston 3 12666 Ohoka Taylor 31.28.......................A Waretini 4 23427 Time For What nwtd M &...................Jopson 5 31238 Gotta Go Ace nwtd....................R Blackburn 6 32634 Opawa Patch 31.09...................J McInerney 7 71F37 Threat nwtd J &...............................D Fahey 8 21473 Uno Flash 31.57 L &........................... Wales 9 44666 Secret Nadia 31.11 L &...................... Wales 10 74856 Canvas Rider 31.57 S &..................B Evans 8 2.24pm FANTA CLAWS AT STUD SPRINT C3, 295m 1 15232 Tom Finn 17.42................................. B Dann 2 56778 Bigtime Allgo nwtd P &.......................Doody 3 34478 Benny’s Angel 17.50..................J McInerney 4 28654 Jed Norton 17.36........................... G Cleeve 5 33115 Runway Queen 17.41.................... G Cleeve 6 25314 Out By Five 17.64 M &......................Jopson 7 32237 But It’s Great 17.88....................J McInerney 8 25453 Smash Amego nwtd......................... M Grant 9 72583 Homebush Domino 17.56..........J McInerney 10 37642 Radiator Springs 17.39 W &.............. Nissen 9 2.58pm ROBBIE’S BAR & BISTRO DASH C2, 295m 1 72234 Wandy Feather nwtd........................ M Grant 2 62417 Avec Lamour 17.69....................A Bradshaw 3 52123 Don’t Call Me 17.54...................J McInerney 4 88887 Wandy Olivia 17.41........................ G Cleeve 5 52115 Another Jewel 17.32..................J McInerney 6 72316 Turbo Tundra nwtd........................... M Grant 7 14514 All Against Me 17.47..........................P Scott 8 33231 Butterbean 17.35 M &....................PT Binnie 9 53167 Cawbourne Spear 17.75............J McInerney 10 24442 Where’s John Cee 17.36................. M Grant 10 3.33pm AMBER CLEANING SERVICES C3/4, 520m

1 15677 Grace Hill 30.38 W &......................... Nissen 2 63211 Opawa Rapid 30.59 L &..................... Wales 3 64457 Miss Iron Fist 30.68...................J McInerney 4 72664 Not A Know 30.82.........................A Waretini 5 21132 Parole To Excel 30.70 W &................ Nissen 6 35735 Business Plan 30.50..................R Blackburn 7 65772 Magic Maggie 30.50 C &..............D Roberts 8 24343 Black Emily 30.67 L &......................... Wales 9 25515 Opawa Midnight 30.66 L &................. Wales 10 24364 Big Token 31.09.........................J McInerney 11 4.08pm CLARKSON SIGN STUDIO SPRINT C5, 295m 1 24212 Etched In Stone 17.31...............R Blackburn 2 14272 Know Mistake 16.95...................... G Cleeve 3 11545 Opawa Collar 17.33 S &..................B Evans 4 23113 Cawbourne Reeah 17.44...........J McInerney 5 87118 Alisaray nwtd................................. L Waretini 6 21522 Kyann 17.01 A &.................................Seque 7 52122 Fireman’s Salute 17.14.................. G Cleeve 8 23421 Persian Oil 17.53............................. M Grant 9 58272 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 10 71773 Vampires Shadow 17.23 J &..................May 12 4.43pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 41115 Okuku Lilly 17.51............................ R Casey 2 56235 Vitalize 17.65 J &....................................May 3 12247 Rule Judge Judy 17.59 J &.....................May 4 11231 Starburst Hannah 17.56................... M Grant 5 12166 Okuku Skyhigh 17.44 C &.................. Fagan 6 83434 Pure And Special 17.25................... M Grant 7 12122 Mr. Whippy 17.32 W &....................... Nissen 8 17755 Homebush Mayhem 17.38.........J McInerney Emergencies: 9 14565 Blickling Bridge 17.54 J &.......................May 10 62347 Magic You nwtd C &......................D Roberts LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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RACE 1 - PAPER PLUS ASHBURTON FILLIES & MARES MOB, $7000, 1609m 4-3 Indian Arrow (11) J Patterson 1 6-7 Sara Holley (9) R Holmes 2 1-1 It’s Only Me (4) B Orange 3 Scratched: Destiny In Motion, Curve, Ally Grace, Hannah Jaye. Also (in finishing order): 3-4 Dalness, 5-6 Dream Gal, 7-5 Hellofanangel, 9-9 Wood Fire, 8-8 Narissa Franco, 10-10 Flying Lexi, 2-2 Cracklin Rosie. Lg nk, Hd, 2-1/4L. Time: 1:58.00. MR: 1:58.00. Last 800m: 58.30. Win: $13.00. Places: $2.00, $4.80, $1.10. Quinella: $154.50. Trifecta: $886.90 (11,9,4). First4: $4837.30 (11,9,4,3). Sub: It’s Only Me (4). Trainer: John Patterson, Waimate. Breeding: 4 m Christian Cullen-Bloomin Heather. RACE 2 - DR C.G. MURFITT & ASSOCIATES PACE, $7500, 2400m 7-7 In Tandem (7) R Holmes 1 6-5 Roo Star (3) T McMillan 2 5-3 Double Line (8) G O’Reilly 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 4-6 Petes Reward, 3-4 Billy Jack, 2-2 Here Comes Brucie, 8-8 Sixonenine, 9-9 Killawatt, 1-1 Optimo Denario (Pulled up). Hd, 1-1/4L, 1-3/4L. Time: 3:03.20. MR: 2:02.90. Last 800m: 57.00. Win: $20.60. Places: $4.20, $2.50, $1.90. Quinella: $102.90. Trifecta: $2570.30 (7,3,8). First4: $6019.60 (7,3,8,6). Sub: Optimo Denario (2). Trainer: Robbie Holmes, Leithfield Beach. Breeding: 4 m Presidential Ball-Whata Legacy. RACE 3 - SPRAY MARKS GROUP MOBILE PACE, $8000, 2400m 5-4 Paradise City (8) B Thomas 1 2-2 Franco Harrison (1) D Dunn 2 4-5 Bedtime (2) D Butt 3 Scratched: Presidential Honour, Tyron’s Alive. Also (in finishing order): 1-1 Monifieth, 6-6 Woodlea Legend, 3-3 Get Holme Tyron. 1-1/2L, 1-1/2L, 1/2 nk. Time: 2:58.60. MR: 1:59.70. Last 800m: 59.00. Win: $12.80. Places: $3.20, $2.20. Quinella: $26.40. Trifecta: $336.10 (8,1,2). First4: $902.10 (8,1,2,3). Double: $136.90 (7/8), $38.30 (7/1). Treble: $8703.20 (11/7/8). Sub: Monifieth (3). Trainer: Barry Ward, West Melton. Breeding: 5 m Bettor’s Delight-Child In Time. RACE 4 - MORRISONS SADDLERY & FEED/ ZILCO NZ MOBIL, $7000, 2400m 2-2 Ima Jaymar (8) S Smolenski 1 4-4 Ajaye (7) D Butt 2 5-5 Pacquiao (4) K Barron 3 Scratched: Strandhill. Also (in finishing order): 9-9 Shantahlia’s Star, 1-1

Big Is Good, 3-3 Levels Legacy, 11-11 Woodlea Wager, 6-7 Caesar, 10-10 Hotdiggitydog, 8-8 Maybe Flyin, 7-6 Kelvin Grove, 13-13 Ultimate Blue Jean, 12-12 Hit The Spot, 14-14 Roman Seal. Hd, Hd, 5-1/4L. Time: 2:58.50. MR: 1:59.60. Last 800m: 59.03. Win: $5.20. Places: $1.70, $2.80, $3.70. Quinella: $23.30. Trifecta: $345.70 (8,7,4). First4: $3070.70 (8,7,4,9). Sub: Big Is Good (13). Trainer: Fred Fletcher, Weedons. Breeding: 3 c Courage Under Fire-Jamel Franco. RACE 5 - MONK ARCHITECTURE & NO BULL DESIGN MOBIL, $8500, 2400m 2-2 Johnny Fox (2) S McNally 1 1-3 Smiling Star (5) R Holmes 2 5-5 Bella Arden (8) C DeFilippi 3 Scratched: Illumaway. Also (in finishing order): 3-1 Highview Teejay, 7-7 Wonderful Tonight, 6-6 Double Happy, 4-4 Awesome Prospect. Lg nk, 2L, 1/2 nk. Time: 2:59.20. MR: 2:00.10. Last 800m: 54.90. Win: $3.20. Places: $1.80, $1.90. Quinella: $4.30. Trifecta: $64.30 (2,5,8). First4: $157.70 (2,5,8,6). Double: $12.80 (8/2), $5.00 (8/5+). Sub: Smiling Star (5). Trainer: Steven McRae, Halswell. Breeding: 4 g Western Terror-Ivy Rose. RACE 6 - MAXIM HOMES MOBILE PACE, $7500, 2400m 3-3 Comply Or Die (8) K Barron 1 2-2 Jerry Garcia (9) L O’Reilly 2 4-4 Safedra (10) D Dunn 3 Scratched: Ohoka Assassin, Field Officer, The Brigadier. Also (in finishing order): 1-1 Franco Nattai, 6-6 Betty Golightly, 7-7 Classic Brigade, 5-5 Macintosh. 1/2L, Lg nk, Lg nk. Time: 2:55.90. MR: 1:58.00. Last 800m: 57.34. Win: $5.00. Places: $2.50, $2.30. Quinella: $9.60. Trifecta: $69.20 (8,9,10). First4: $177.20 (8,9,10,1). Sub: Franco Nattai (1). Trainer: Ken Barron, West Melton. Breeding: 4 g Live Or Die-Mood Indigo. RACE 7 - CHRISTIAN CULLEN CANTY MARES SERIES MOBI, $9000, 1609m 3-3 New Revenue (3) S McNally 1 2-2 Magna (1) J Geddes 2 5-4 Ginger Spice (5) B Orange 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 1-1 Castellina Lover, 4-5 Tyler Franco, 7-8 Life’s Essential, 8-7 Supreme Gem, 6-6 Anita Patron. 1-1/4L, Lg nk, 1L. Time: 1:56.90. MR: 1:56.90. Last 800m: 56.00. Win: $7.40. Places: $1.70, $1.60, $2.40. Quinella: $16.90. Trifecta: $233.30 (3,1,5). First4: $508.60 (3,1,5,4). Double: $20.40 (8/3), $9.70 (8/1).

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Aust dismiss Sri Lanka for 156

Results from yesterday’s Ashburton races The weather was overcast and the track fast for the Ashburton Harness at Ashburton yesterday.

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PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) A connection from far away may dredge up some old memories. There may be a link with an ex or an old friend who may come into your life again at this time. Something may need to be worked out between you but with care and compromise you can succeed. Career-wise, you may be emboldened to take on a new job or contract - perhaps behind the scenes.


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Wind taken out of wild thing’s sails P9 | SRi lanka dismissed for 156 P11

McClenaghan looks the goods There are no guarantees McClenaghan will play against South Africa. It’s uncommon for sides to play two left-arm seamers, with Trent Boult likely to lead the attack along with Doug Bracewell and Chris Martin, but McClenaghan has taken his limited opportunities well. It has probably helped that he has played under a captain who is equally aggressive, because Brendon McCullum has told him to bowl with fire and not be afraid of leaking runs. McClenaghan took three wickets the first time he put on a black cap for a warm-up game, then opened with a wicket maiden in his first Twenty20 international – a rarity in the shortest format of the game – struck South African

By Michael Brown It’s been said Mitchell McClenaghan has a touch of blue steel about him, a look made famous by the comedy Zoolander, and not just because he’s a parttime model. The 26-year-old has made a striking start to his international cricketing career and has now been rewarded with a call-up to the New Zealand test squad for the upcoming two-test series against South Africa starting on January 2. He comes in as a replacement for the injured Tim Southee, who is sidelined for at least a month with a thumb injury, and also benefitted from the ongoing injury problems experienced by Mark Gillespie.

‘Mitchell is a talented and exciting young fast bowler who has the ability to unsettle batsmen with his pace and bounce’ - coach Mike Hesson captain Faf du Plessis with a fiery delivery and impressed with his pace and hostility. “Mitchell is a talented and exciting young fast bowler who has the ability to unsettle batsmen with his pace and bounce,” coach Mike Hesson said. “We are confident if the opportunity arises during the tour he will perform well during the test series.” McClenaghan will probably always go for a few – it’s the way

he approaches his cricket – and his raw statistics don’t make for particularly compelling reading. He has played 26 first-class matches and snared 76 wickets at 39.03 and this season has 14 wickets from his four Plunket Shield matches at 34.85. But it is often the intangibles that are more important. The Aucklander is not short of confidence and regularly bowls in the mid-140kmh bracket and hopes he

is a direct replacement for Southee in more ways than one. “Unfortunately Timmy’s thumb wasn’t right,” McClenaghan said ahead of this morning’s deciding Twenty20 international against the Proteas in Port Elizabeth. “He’s been a big part of the test side for the last 18 months and has been going really well. That will be a big loss. “But I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to step into his shoes if I get the chance. I believe I can take wickets and be a lot more threatening. I can be used in short spells and hopefully I will be a substitute for Timmy in the wicket-taking department. “Most of the boys bowl at a good click but I definitely feel like I can bowl a good spell of heat and put

From the sideline

them on the back foot.” It’s a triumph for a player who once endured a dreadful run of injuries that included a fractured pelvis, three hip surgeries and a snapped ankle ligament. More recently he’s followed a rigorous crossfit training programme and diet which has seen him give up, among other things, bread and pasta. “The diet’s been massive,” he said recently. “No sugars, no breads, no nothing, really. Just good veges and broccoli, lots of broccoli. I’ve learned to love it.” Of course, South Africa’s powerful batting lineup have feasted on plenty of bowlers like McClenaghan before and it’s one of the reasons why they are the No 1-ranked test side. - APNZ

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What is this person famous for?

Bold run sees Four Starzz Flash win

Who said it?

“All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.”

Today’s sports trivia question

Two players scored hat-tricks of tries when the Chiefs beat the Western Force in 2007, who were they?

By Sue Newman

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Just when it looked likely that Ashburton’s Boxing Day races would be a bad day at the office for top driver Dexter Dunn, his fortunes turned when he drove Four Starzz Flash to win the feature race with a bold run in the race’s dying stages. The six-year-old entire started off 10 metres and sat well back in the field for most of the 3200 metres, allowing Stephen McNally and River Black to make the pace. For almost half the distance River Black, Samuel James and Magical Mel were settled at the head of the field until Regan Todd and Ohoka Texas laid down a challenge and moved into the lead. They held that lead until they turned for home for the final time. It was then game on with River Black returning the challenge. At the start of the Bettor’s Delight passing lane backmarker Major Mark showed his metal when with Glencoe VC and Flyover he began pushing for the lead. It was a strong run by Four Starzz Flash, however, that wrecked their hopes just as Major Mark looked to have the race tied up. Four Starzz Flash came home one-and-aquarter lengths clear of Major Mark, driven by Blair Orange, with Aimee Edmonds and Flyover five-and-a-quarter lengths back. Four Starzz Flash ran the 3200m in 3.59.5, with a mile rate of 2.04, final 800m, 58.7 and To see more or final 400, 28.2. • Race results P11 purchase photos

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Today’s answers: Mystery person: Montenegrin Dejan Savicevic had an illustrious football career with Red Star Belgrade, and heavyweights AC Milan thought he was worth having, forking out 10 million pounds back in 1992. Quote: Jack Dempsey Trivia question: Roy Kinikinilau and Brendon Leonard

Photo Kirsty Graham 261212-KG-041

A superb drive by Dexter Dunn saw Four Starzz Flash (outside) run home with a huge burst of speed to take the Robbies Bar and Bistro Ashburton Cup at Ashburton’s Boxing Day races.

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Guardian Weather

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© Meteorological Service of NZ Limited 2012

Waimate

For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit metservice.com

NZ Today

Patchy morning drizzle, then fine spells increasing in the afternoon. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers about the foothills south of Mt Cook. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.

TOMORROW

TOMORROW

19 OVERNIGHT MIN 11

MAX

23 OVERNIGHT MIN 11

MAX

27 OVERNIGHT MIN 14

SUNDAY: Fine with high cloud. Gusty northwesterly easing. MAX

24 OVERNIGHT MIN 9

Midnight Tonight

ia

Wind less than km/h 30

Patchy morning drizzle, then fine breaks during the afternoon. Isolated afternoon and evening showers inland south of Ashburton. Southerlies tending northeasterly during the afternoon.

MAX

SATURDAY: Morning cloud clearing. Northeast to northwest.

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TODAY

LYTTELTON

AKAROA

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Canterbury High Country

TODAY

TOMORROW: Afternoon fine spells. Northeasterlies.

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LINCOLN

Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Cloudy, afternoon fine breaks. Northeast develops.

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CHRISTCHURCH

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Ashburton Forecast

30 to 59

Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

60 plus

morning min max

showers clearing rain showers showers fine showers fine fine fine fine fine fine

18 16 16 14 14 13 12 14 12 10 11 13 8

25 26 24 21 18 20 20 21 19 18 24 17 19

FZL: About 3200m

FZL: 3000m

Fine apart from morning cloud. Morning and evening cloud, fine spells in the Wind at 1000m: Light NW. afternoon. Northeasterlies, freshening about Wind at 2000m: NW, gradually rising to the coast. 40 km/h.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

Morning cloud then fine. Winds turning gusty Rain setting in about the Divide, mainly fine further east. Strong gusty northwesterlies, northwest. rising to gale about the tops.

SUNDAY

NZ Situation Fine with high cloud. Gusty northwesterlies An area of low pressure over northern New easing. Zealand should drift away to the east tomorrow, followed by a ridge. Meanwhile, a broad trough MONDAY in the Tasman Sea, preceded by northwesterlies Mostly fine. Gusty northwesterlies. is approaching the South Island.

SUNDAY Rain about the Divide, mainly fine further east. Strong gusty northwesterlies, gale about the tops.

MONDAY Showers with northwesterlies.

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fine 14 rain 7 fine 22 rain 6 showers 20 fine 23 fine 14 fine 12 fine 7 rain 24 thunder 25 showers 23 showers 3 rain 2 rain 7 rain 3 showers 13 rain 17 showers 22 rain 6 rain 25 rain 15 rain 24 rain 5 fine 9 fine -2 fine 15 rain 0 showers 24 fine 8 rain 1 rain 7 fine 21 rain 23 showers 6 fine 7 fine -10 rain 24 fine -3 fine 18 rain 17 fine 10 fine 1 rain 0 rain 6

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River Levels

cumecs

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

214.4 5.71 10.4 125.5

Source: Environment Canterbury

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Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday

max

Ashburton Airport

19.9 13.9 13.0

0.0

30.4 774.5

SW 35

Christchurch Airport 19.0 14.6 15.2

1.2

29.4 653.4

SW 52

Timaru Airport

0.0

10.0 605.2

S 41

Temperatures °C

Average Average

21.3

9.9

8.1

21.0

10.4

8.1

19.6

8.6

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688

41

624

48

526

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3

6

Thursday 9 noon 3

6

Wind km/h

min grass 16 hour Dec 2012 min to date to date

19.1 13.5

Average

Rainfall mm

9 pm am 3

6

Friday

9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

6

max gust

Saturday 9 noon 3

6

9 pm

2 1 0

4:00

10:08 4:13 10:19 4:40 10:48 4:52 11:00 5:20 11:28 5:32 11:41 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 5:50 am Set 9:18 pm

Bad

Bad fishing

Set 4:43 am Rise 8:08 pm

Full moon

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Rise 5:51 am Set 9:18 pm

Fair

Fair fishing

Set 5:33 am Rise 8:52 pm

Last quarter

5 Jan www.ofu.co.nz

4:59 pm

Rise 5:51 am Set 9:18 pm

Fair

Fair fishing

Set 6:27 am Rise 9:31 pm

New moon

12 Jan

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

8:45 am

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