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A man seriously assaulted early Sunday morning is the latest victim of groups of young people targeting innocent passers-by in Ashburton, police say. Police issued a warning about the dangerous groups yesterday as they announced they had arrested an 18-year-old Ashburton man in relation to the assault outside Dick Smith Electronics in the early hours of Sunday morning. The attack left the 31-year-old father with serious head injuries. He remains in Christchurch Hospital and will be there for some time as he recovers from the attack, Ashburton Police Detective Sergeant Jennifer Hooke said. She said the attack – one of two serious assaults to occur in Ashburton at the weekend – was the latest in a string of alcohol-related assaults. “A number of alcohol-related assaults have occurred in the Ashburton township by groups of young people who sit in wait for the oppor-

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tunity to cause harm to people who are out for the night. “The assaults occur in the early hours of the morning when there are a number of people moving between the local bars.” The assaults have prompted a warning from police for people to take care when out on the town’s streets after hours. “The police would like the public to be aware of their surroundings when walking through town and if they have concerns or feel intimidated or threatened they should call police and/or ask for assistance from other members of the public,” Ms Hooke said. She wanted to thank members of the public who provided important information which assisted in drawing the investigation into Sunday morning’s assault to an early conclusion. The matter is now before the courts.



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Kanye’s star studded wedding guest list

US rapper Kanye West is reportedly inviting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and US President Barack Obama to his wedding. West is gearing up for his marriage to Kim Kardashian, which will apparently take place in Paris on May 24. Kardashian, who has tied the knot twice before, has said she wants a low-key wedding, but her fiance seems to have other ideas. According to British magazine Heat, West has compiled a list of 600 people he would like to invite. Among them are Prince William and his wife Catherine, as well as the US president. Fellow rapper Jay Z and his wife Beyonce are thought to have made the cut (although there have been rumours Beyonce was unhappy the ceremony might be filmed for Kim’s reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians).



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Kogan eyes Kiwi retailers with new site Australian online retail giant has begun shipping to New Zealand. A dedicated site, launched yesterday, shows products in local currency. Kogan has an international and a British arm, but the company did not previously ship across the Tasman. Founded by Melbourne entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan in 2006, the site is notorious for undercutting legacy retailers by eliminating middlemen. “Our goal is to deliver the latest technology at market leading prices,” Kogan said in a statement. “We want to offer Kiwis the same value we’ve been offering millions of Aussies for the past eight years.”




Burger King Baby finds birth mum A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant has found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention. Katheryn Deprill, 27 (below), said she felt “pure joy” when she met her biological mother for the first time this week at an attorney’s office. And, after she learned the sad details of her conception and abandonment, she said she understood why her mum did what she did. “She is better than anything I could’ve ever imagined. She is so sweet and amazing. I’m so happy,” said Deprill, who has become known as the Burger King Baby. Deprill began her quest on March 2 by posting on her Facebook page a photo in which she held up a sign that said, “Looking for my birth mother. ... She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post.” Deprill’s story landed in numerous media outlets. That caught the attention of the woman who abandoned her, and she came forward to attorney John Waldron, who arranged for them to meet. Deprill said she bears a very strong resemblance to the woman, whose name she wouldn’t disclose. “It looked like I was looking in a mirror,” she said.

First look at Fifty Shades of Grey film A first look at the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been unveiled. 50 Shades of Grey, directed by Sam TaylorJohnson and starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, is adapted from EL James erotic best-seller of the same name. The trailer shows a suave Christian Grey (Dornan) sweeping an ordinary-looking Anastasia Steele (Johnson) off her feet with a joyride in his helicopter, a visit to his swanky Seattle apartment, and a fancy make-over. Anastasia then properly transforms from plain Jane to sexy sophisticate. There was a brief glimpse of Johnson wearing a black blindfold in a red room, but most of the focus was on the couple’s courting, writes The Hollywood Reporter. Fifty Shades of Grey is scheduled for release in February, 2015.


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Consciously uncoupling Gwyneth Paltrow’s announcement that she is “consciously uncoupling” from her rocker husband Chris Martin has inspired its own Twitter hashtag. The Oscar-winning actress and Coldplay frontman posted their decision to split on Paltrow’s website Goop. After 10 years of marriage they felt it was time to “consciously uncouple”, Paltrow wrote on the site which crashed shortly afterwards. It was just minutes before mockery of the high-profile couple’s choice of words was lighting up Twitter. “Time to consciously uncouple the top from a bottle of beer I think #consciouslyuncouple,” tweeted Iain Martin. “I would like to consciously uncouple from my “fat pants” but that means I’d have to stop my conscious coupling with cake. #mmmcake,” Natalie Hunter wrote. Later hundreds of Twitter users had taken to the social media website to get involved with the splitsville hashtag.

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Council may hike rates 8% By Sue NewmaN

As the Ashburton District Council goes into its final budget workshop today it is looking at a potential rate take of $29 million for the coming year, signalling a rate rise of about 8 per cent. The amount needed from rates next year is $3 million up on the current year with significant increases in spending on recreation and leisure, up 41.7 per

cent, refuse and recycling, 13.7 per cent and transportation, 8.3 per cent. Spending is likely to be cut on economic development by 17.9per cent and within three of the council’s departments. The council has budgeted about $18 million in next year’s budget for the EA Networks Centre and plans almost $1 million in grants to the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Ashburton Community Pool and the Ash-

burton Museum and Art Gallery. Also in the draft plan are grants to Grow Mid Canterbury, $245,630 and Experience Mid Canterbury, $371,632. During the year the council plans to consult the community on the hydroslide project for the EA Networks Centre. This will explore the type of attraction wanted, when it should be built and how it could be paid for. It will also consult the com-

munity as it reviews its kerbside rubbish collection. This could see a change from bags and a recycling bin, to wheelie bins and a recycling bin. Key projects for the year include upgrading the Methven Springfield water supply, boosting the roading budget, Ashburton relief sewer upgrade, the Mill Creek bank stabilisation project and a new dog pound. Today’s workshop is the last in a round of budget meetings

before the draft annual plan is signed off by the council on Thursday next week. It will then be up for public comment through a series of meetings around the district, beginning in Ashburton on April 14. Submissions can also be made on the annual plan and there will be an opportunity for submitters to speak to the council at a series of hearings, beginning on May 26.


Snow falls at right time for Mt Hutt By eriN TaSker

A fresh snowfall that came with Tuesday’s cold weather could not have been better timed for Mt Hutt Ski Area. With just over 10 weeks left until they open for the season – on June 7 – the team at Mt Hutt are hitting high gear when it comes to trying to entice Australian visitors to their slopes this season. A team from the ski area has been in Queensland at trade snow shows telling all who will listen how great Mt Hutt is. Mt Hutt’s operations manager James Urquhart said when he flew back into Christchurch yesterday morning to see the snow on the mountain he was cold, but happy. The snow came at a time when the Australians they have been promoting the mountain

to in recent days will be looking up their website to see there’s already snow on the slopes – the perfect advertisement. “It really confirms that Mt Hutt is the place to go.” The snow that covered the mountain on Tuesday won’t stay long, but Mr Urquhart is hoping it is a sign of things to come. He said “a million” projects were currently under way on Mt Hutt ahead of the 2014 season. “And we’re flat out trying to get a few hundred staff sorted.” Snow should start falling again on the mountain through April and into May, hopefully making for a decent base come opening weekend. Once the weather starts getting cold enough – mid-May onwards – snowmaking will also get under way.

Good morning world – fresh snow on Mt Hutt with the green Mid Canterbury plains in the background made for a picturesque scene yesterday morning. Photo Blair James




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Ashburton ‘still a safe town’ By Erin TaskEr

“Wherever you have a mix of alcohol, youth and hormones, there’s always a risk A mixture of alcohol, youth and hor- it’s going to end badly,” Mr Offen said. mones can be a recipe for disaster in the “Generally speaking Ashburton is a safe small hours of the weekend. town but there are idiots in every town But Ashburton senior sergeant Mark and when people are affected by alcohol Offen says Ashburton isn’t any worse bad decisions can be made with serious than any other town when consequences. it comes to weekend vio“You just have to keep lence. yourself, and your mates, His comments follow safe when you’re in an entwo serious assaults in the vironment where people’s town centre at the weekminds have been altered by end, one of which left a a substance.” 31-year-old Ashburton faIt wasn’t always just ther in Christchurch Hosyoung men either. pital with a fractured skull “The thing I’ve noand a brain bleed. ticed – not necessarily in Police are now on the Ashburton, but in my 28 hunt for the offenders in years in the police – is how both assaults and have more willing females are brought in extra staff to in terms of sorting their help in the investigations. issues out with their fists The assaults had sparked than they were years ago. Mark Offen warnings from some cor“Females have become ners that it’s only a matter much more assertive, or of time until someone is killed on Ashbur- aggressive, in how they resolve their iston’s streets after hours, but Mr Offen is sues. The days of just name calling, for assuring the public they still live in a safe some, is a thing of the past. town; a town no different to any other in “But young men and their hormones New Zealand. have always tried to become top dog, but Violence can happen any time, any- the problem with that is there’s always where, but when alcohol, youth and hor- someone bigger and stronger just around mones mix situations can escalate quickly. the corner.”

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Assaults not reported By Erin TaskEr

Violent assaults happen most weekends in Ashburton, but police say they don’t always find out about them. Ashburton police senior sergeant Mark Offen said just how often assaults occurred wasn’t clear because although the police urged people to report any crime, suspicious behaviour or concerns, people didn’t always do that. “We don’t know how many times an assault occurs because most of them won’t be reported,” he said. It was not unusual for a punch to be thrown, someone to break a scuffle up and for the two parties to go their separate ways without police being notified. Often police were only alerted to assaults if they were out of the ordinary, or resulted in serious injuries. Even just one punch could be deadly though, Mr Offen warned. He’s spent the past 16 years of his policing career in Timaru and recalled at least two incidents there in recent years where people had been killed by a single punch. Violence in the early hours of Satur-

day and Sunday mornings - after pubs closed - in Ashburton was not new; in November the Guardian reported on a brawl in the McDonalds carpark which involved a reported 30 people. Concerns were also raised then about the police response, but Mr Offen said police could not be everywhere at one time. People congregating around places where there was food after a few drinks was nothing also new. “Many years ago one of the main problems in Timaru was a 24-hour service station because that’s where people congregated, and that was resolved by being included in the liquor ban.” When you get large numbers of people, many affected by alcohol or drugs, situations can escalate quickly. “Someone looks at someone the wrong way or says something that’s misunderstood… there’s not always a lot of reasoning or commonsense applied.” Alcohol adds unpredictability to the mix but the police message is clear; Ashburton is a safe place to live, but everyone needs to look out for each other.


Helpline services for smokers, gamblers and other groups are being merged into a new national “telehealth”service - possibly with a simple 111-style number. The Ministry of Health is expected to issue a request for proposals for the new service in the next few days to integrate the current dedicated lines for smoking, gambling, alcohol, drugs, depression and poisons with the existing Healthline, where registered nurses provide free phone advice on any health condition. The new system is expected to cut health costs. - APNZ

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Preschool raises awareness of epilepsy Child’s Play Preschool went purple all for a good cause yesterday. They were raising awareness for epilepsy – yesterday was Epilepsy New Zealand’s Purple Day. Donning purple clothes and trying some purple cupcakes for the occasion were (from left) Ella-Rose Blampied, 4, Kim Anderson, Johan Swanepoel, 1, Nakita Swanepoel, 4, Sophie Braas, 4, and Payton McLauchlan, 4. Photo Donna Wylie 260314-DW-051

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Call for help to solve burglaries By Erin TaskEr

Police are calling on the community to help solve the spate of burglaries and thefts still causing headaches and heartbreak for Ashburton residents. Three main areas of Ashburton have been targeted over recent weeks – Hampstead, Netherby and Allenton – prompting police to bring out-of-town staff in to increase their presence in those areas, and while they have seen some results, burglaries


and thefts are still happening, Ashburton police senior sergeant Mark Offen said. “Christchurch has assisted with providing staff to proactively patrol those areas and when commitments allow Ashburton staff are deployed in those areas in an effort to address those crime issues,” Mr Offen said. “But as with all calls for service, priorities are put on jobs and offences that are happening here and now receive earlier attention and attendance than

those that have happened historically.” Threats of violence or injury would be given priority over a car window being smashed overnight, Mr Offen said. But that didn’t mean they weren’t taking the burglary and theft problem seriously. In yesterday’s Guardian, two Hampstead residents who have been hit by thieves or vandals on a number of occasions told of their frustration over the ongoing problems they are experiencing.

Mr Offen said the community had a role to play in helping police, by alerting them to suspicious behaviour and the sale of any property they believed may have been stolen. “Ashburton has very motivated and community conscious staff who are endeavoring to ensure the community is kept safe, but we need the public’s assistance in this,” he said. “Should you be offered cheap items like PlayStations, alcohol, laptops, or if you see someone acting suspiciously in an area or

hear anything that may assist us, please contact the Ashburton Police.” It’s hoped extra police staff may visit Ashburton again in the future to help bring the situation under control. “The problem’s not as great as what it was but it’s still ongoing. Property is still being stolen and disposed of and someone will know who is receiving the property. If you are offered something cheap just think of the misery that’s causing the owners it has been stolen from.”


Methven students to star on Dream Factory By susan sandys

Mount Hutt College students will star in an episode of TV3’s Cadbury Dream Factory to screen tonight. The college was visited by TV3’s Cadbury Dream Factory team last November, after one or more of its students submitted a dream that they wanted to come true. Deputy principal Kris Canham said the Dream Factory crew filmed in Methven on the weekend of November 2 and 3, and at the school on Monday, November 4. They filmed a segment involving the students at the school. “The film crew did a briefing in the school hall and explained to students what they were to do, which caused great excitement. They did several takes, so we are all interested to see what the finished product looks like,” Mrs Canham said. An episode preview on the Dream Factory website explains one of the items to screen this week, on Thursday at 7.30pm, as “bored maths students find themselves in the middle of an action movie”. The Guardian understands this refers to the Mount Hutt College segment.

Facilitators Daria Glesser and Howard Mahere prepare for the Effective Cross-Cultural Communication workshop tonight. It is open to anyone interested in attending. Photo toni Williams 260314-tW-106

Working to bridge the cultural divide By Toni Williams

Personal boundaries, greetings and national stereotypes will be just some of the topics of conversation at a multi-cultural workshop tonight open to anyone wanting to attend. However numbers were limited to 25 people. The Effective Cross-Cultural Communication workshop has been organised through the Mid Canterbury Newcomers’ Network but opened to people across the divide. It aimed to do just that bridge the cultural divide. It was the first planned event

of its type. Facilitated by Mirna Dassano, Howard Mahere and Daria Glesser the trio hoped to share experiences with others and talk about cultural differences. They came from three countries to live in New Zealand (Argentina, Zimbabwe and Russia respectively) but between them they had awareness of many cultures. They hoped to share these experiences with others and draw information from those attending to learn about other cultures. There were estimated to be more than 100 different cul-

tures in and around Mid Canterbury. Ms Glesser said the evening promised to open up discussion around cultural differences and expose some of the expectations different cultures had. It was about awareness. “It’s about having an appreciation of those differences, we want the same things but how we go about it is different,” said Ms Glesser. “We are learning from each other, we are different but we’re still human beings, said Mr Mahere. Topics to be covered included national stereotypes, cultural

“types” discussion, share experiences, greetings around the world, personal space and nonverbal communication. Ms Glesser said they would also discuss the iceberg concept where people generally judged others only by what they saw and not from the deeper unknown factors. The evening will be held in the Community Link rooms at the WINZ offices on the corner of Cass and Moore streets tonight from 7pm. People need to register with Daria Glesser on 027 220 8791, or via email to newcomers@

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Top 100 crash sites revealed By Sue NewmaN

The Ashburton District might have its accident hot spots, but none of these have made their way onto the country’s top 100 high risk intersection list. As part of the Government’s road safety strategy, the top 100 accident sites have been identified and are on a list that must be addressed with safety measures by 2020. The list has been prepared as part of a guide to a new way

of identifying high-risk intersections and, using the Safe System approach, provides best practice guidance on reducing deaths and serious injuries at high-risk intersections. The country’s worst accident spot is Auckland’s Glenbrook and Kingseat Roads, where there have been 50 accidents that have resulted in injuries from minor to fatalities between 2003 and 2012. Taupo has the next two worst sites, followed by Rotorua and Napier before a return

to Auckland. Christchurch does not feature until number 14, with the intersection of Russley Road and Memorial Avenue the site of 38 casualties. Christchurch also takes up slots 25–27 – the Main North Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marshlands and Shirley roads and Barrington Street and Lincoln Road. Christchurch has 14 intersections on the top 100 list, Dunedin has three with Selwyn District rounding out the only

South Island intersections to make it onto the top 100 with four. Two of these are intersections that cross State Highway 1 at Aylesbury Road and Dawson’s Road. The other two Selwyn hot spots are Shands and Blakes roads and Jones and Curraghs roads. A total of 2946 injury accidents have occurred at the top accident spots with 53 of these accidents involving fatalities and 445 serious injuries.


The Rural Women NZ’s roadshow planned to run in Ashburton on Saturday has been cancelled. Mid Canterbury provincial president Bev Bagrie said it was hoped to reconvene and stage the event at a later date. The roadshow will be held as scheduled in Rangiora on Friday. More details are available on the Rural Women website www.

False alarm The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a false alarm on Tuesday night, followed by another two fire call-outs early yesterday morning. Tuesday night’s was to an alarm activation at an Allenton preschool, while the two yesterday morning – Wakanui Road at 6.30am and Mitcham Road shortly before 9am – were both rural related. The Mitcham Road call-out was to a tractor on fire.

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Women share tried and true recipes

The Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network are hosting a European night tomorrow night as a regular ‘settling-in’ get together celebrating the diversity of different countries. It will be held at the sport pavilion on Walnut Avenue in Ashburton, starting at 7pm. The organisation planned a different themed settling-in meeting with shared food suitable for the whole family once a month. Newcomers Network co-ordinator Daria Glesser said there would be lots of activities and games to for everyone. There would also be a European-based quiz with prizes of tickets to Cirque and Fiona Pears kindly donated by the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. People were reminded to bring a plate full of edible food in a European style. Everyone was welcome.

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More than 500 delicious triedand-true recipes are available in Rural Women New Zealand’s latest cookbook. Mid Canterbury provincial president Bev Bagrie said A Good Baking Day was the third in a series of recipe books, following on from A Good Spread and A Good Harvest. The never-fail recipes for cakes, muffins, slices, biscuits, loaves, scones, breads and more have come from the collections of baking experts from Rural Women’s members around the country. “Home baking is making a comeback – and it’s so much nicer,” Mrs Bagrie said. And there’s the added advantage of knowing exactly what goes into the finished product without having to read the fine print. Dairy free, gluten free and sugar free options recipe options have been included to account for special dietary requirements. Some of the photos in the book are of baking from the kitchens of Winchmore Rural Women members. All proceeds will be used to support grants and scholarships offered by Rural Women NZ. A Good Baking Day is available by emailing drumblade@, at a cost of $30. Discounts are available when purchasing more than one book.

Roadshow cancelled

Cold start to day Methven residents had to scrape ice from their car windscreens yesterday morning after an overnight frost. Michael Kemp, who has a weather station in his Methven backyard, said he measured a grass temperature of -1.5°C. It was not the heaviest frost so far this year, as there had been a three degree frost about three weeks ago. He said Tuesday night’s air temperature had dropped as low as 1.9 degrees. Fresh snow on the mountain would have helped bring temperatures down, he said. Methven arable farmer David Grant said a frost this time of year would not do much harm to crops, as most were already harvested or developed enough to escape damage. “It was quite a hard frost, the ground was frozen.”

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Rural Women New Zealand’s Mid Canterbury provincial president Bev Bagrie gets ready to whip up a treat from the organisation’s new recipe book, A Good Baking Day. Photo Donna Wylie 260314-DW-193

The death of a homeless man who was found behind a disused grocery store in Auckland on Monday is now the subject of a homicide investigation. Maqbool Hussain, 49, was found dead by relatives in a temporary squat in Balmoral after suffering what police describe as a violent death. A homicide investigation, codenamed Operation Gridley, has been launched. Mr Hussain was originally from Pakistan but had lived here since 1992. - APNZ

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Silverware heads south Players Zak Trudgeon (left) and Reuben Browne were members of the Ashburton YMCA team that took part yesterday in an annual triangular sports tournament with students from Timaru and Christchurch. There was a trophy at stake but this year the Ashburton side was forced to watch the silverware head south. The 60 students competed in the Ashburton Domain oval over soccer, ultimate frisbee and a potato war event and then shared a barbecue lunch. The annual match has been held for about five years and provides a good opportunity for students to leave the classroom and mix with fellow students from other campuses, organiser Jan Gilmore said.

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No sign of plane INTERIM RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Forecast Cash Payout for the 2013/14 Season of $8.75, up 42 per cent. Farmgate Milk Price $8.65 per kgMS. Estimated full year dividend of 10 cents per share. Revenue $11.3 billion, up 21 per cent. Normalised EBIT $403 million, down 41 per cent. Net profit after tax (NPAT) $217 million, down 53 per cent. Earnings per share 13 cents, down 54 per cent. Interim dividend of five cents per share.

Profit drop for Fonterra BY MICHELLE NELSON

to calculate the farmgate price of milk, lifted 60 per cent, conFonterra has posted a 53 per tributing to a 35 per cent incent drop in first-half net profit crease in revenue from NZ Milk as the high dairy commodity Products, the co-op’s largest diprices and capacity constraints vision. However, non-reference slash the dairy co-operative’s products, such as casein and margins. cheese, which tally milk as the Profits for the six months to biggest input cost, remained January 31 fell to $217 million, stable and costs couldn’t be equating to 13 cents a share, passed on. from $459 million (28c per “Looking ahead, the outlook share), according to the compa- for dairy remains strong, and ny statement rethe business has leased yesterday. plans in place to Total revenue profit from the for the period, continued rise in which included global dairy derecord Decemmand,” Fonterra ber shipments chief executive to China of Theo Spierings 110,000 metric said. tonnes, lifted 21 Increased volper cent to $11.3 ume has also billion. Normalresulted in volaised earnings tile global dairy before interest prices. and tax (EBIT) “While we are Theo Spierings fell 41 per cent maintaining the to $403 million, current forecast Fonterra chairman John Wilson Farmgate Milk Price, we will said. continue to review it and update Fonterra is on track to de- the market, as required,” Mr liver the highest-ever return to Spierings said. its farmers, with a forecast cash “The board is therefore mainpayout of $8.75 per kilogram of taining its 65 to 75 per cent milksolids, but the co-operative dividend payout ratio. It has earnings were stymied by the declared an interim dividend of higher cost of milk before pro- five cents per share, equivalent cessing into branded products. to 50 per cent of the forecast The price of whole milk pow- dividend for the current finander, a reference commodity used cial year.” MICHELLE.N@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

Federated Farmers remains optimistic Federated Farmers is optimistic about Fonterra’s half-year result, saying the co-op could still be on track to break the $20 billion revenue barrier – the equivalent of the ‘fourminute-mile’ for corporate New Zealand. Mid Canterbury corporate dairy farmer and the federation’s dairy chairperson Willy Leferink said the fall in operating profit could deflect attention from the revenue generated. “This is real money coming into the economy. Revenue for the half-year is up 21 per cent to $11.3 billion, while we’ve got close to the $20 billion barrier in the past, this time we’ve got a real chance of breaking it,” he said. However, Mr Leferink said the recently declared drought in Northland coupled with the drought-like conditions in the Waikato could act as a brake. “We’ve also seen GlobalDairyTrade retreat in recent trading events, due in

part to increased volume, but that’s to be expected since we are in a global commodity market,” he said. “Yet this interim result means every Kiwi benefits from what farmers and Fonterra does, almost $7 billion is spent locally by Fonterra farmers – we know every payout dollar farmers receive puts $300 into the back pocket of every man, woman and child. If we include the dividend, a forecast $8.75 per kilogram of milksolids. We are talking about thousands of dollars.” The fall in profit was of concern to farmers, reflecting the higher cost the co-op was paying for milk. “Profit is the direct marker for value-add and the overall performance of the co-op as a company, Mr Leferink said. “As shareholders we need to ask questions because the dividend leaves a bit of a sour taste in an otherwise spectacular half year.”

BY REBECCA QUILLIAM AND LANE NICHOLS Police searchers have been scouring a small area off the Coromandel coastline for an oil slick in their hunt for a small biplane that disappeared after take off on Tuesday morning. The home-made aircraft, believed to have been owned and piloted by Auckland man Daroish Kraidy, took off from Ardmore airfield at 11.25am on Tuesday. The 53-year-old was the sole occupant of the aerobatic plane, which was heading northeast when it disappeared from radar shortly after take-off. Auckland Westpac Trust Rescue Helicopter spotted the oil slick about 300m to 400m off the Coromandel Peninsula coast this morning, the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Search and Rescue Mission Controller Neville Blakemore said. It sent the Auckland police launch Deodar to investigate but it was unable to find the small slick, estimated to be about 30m long. The boat was still in the area off Wainuiototo Bay searching with sonar, and the help of the police dive squad. An RNZAF P3 Orion also searched around the northeast of Great Barrier Island, and the Trustpower Rescue Helicopter from Tauranga searched the coast between Waihi and Whitianga, Mr Blackmore said. No distress beacon had been activated, but a search was launched after a friend of the pilot reported concern for his safety. Reported sightings by members of the public indicated the plane might have continued flying in a northeasterly direction, Mr Blackmore said. Further options for continuing the search would be evaluated overnight, he said. Mr Kraidy, 53, is a listed shareholder and director of Hobby City. He lives in Mission Bay according to the electoral roll. A Hobby City employee would not comment this morning but a source confirmed to APNZ that Mr Kraidy, whose Facebook page said he studied at Rhodes University in South Africa, was the missing pilot. Mr Kraidy was reportedly a former South African air force pilot who had represented New Zealand at the Precision Flying World Championships. - APNZ

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Landslide death toll rises By Paul Brown Rescuers digging through the debris of a monster landslide in the US state of Washington have found another 10 bodies, bringing the death toll to 24 with potentially more than 170 still unaccounted for. A day of rain hampered efforts to find survivors in the vast pile of mud and timber which crashed into the tiny town of Oso on Saturday. “Unfortunately, we didn’t find any signs of life,” Snohomish County fire district chief Travis Hots said, three days after the catastrophe in the northwestern US state of Washington. He said two more bodies had been recovered, adding to the 14 corpses already brought out, while eight more were located in the debris. The number of reports of people unaccounted for remains at 176, although that could include double-counting and people who may turn up elsewhere, and so likely does not represent how many more fatalities may be found. A total of 49 dwellings in the

A 74-year-old US woman who spent 32 years in jail for a killing she says she did not commit has been freed, a Los Angeles court said. Her freedom stems largely from the work of a group of law students. Mary Virginia Jones was convicted in 1981 of homicide, kidnapping and robbery. On Monday, Judge William Ryan of the Los Angeles Superior Court overturned her conviction and ordered her freed. - AFP

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Searchers on water and land look through debris following a deadly mudslide in Oso, Washington. AP Photo

rural town were hit by the 2.5 square-kilometre wall of mud, rocks and trees, which also destroyed part of a highway about 95km northeast of Seattle. Hots said the massive emergency operation was still aimed at finding survivors as well as recovering bodies, even though the chances of finding people

alive diminish with each day. “We haven’t lost hope that there’s a possibly that we can find someone,” he said. The National Guard joined local and state emergency workers after President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency. “I would just ask all Americans to send their thoughts and

prayers to Washington state and the community of Oso and the families and friends of (the missing),” Obama said. “We hope for the best, but we recognise that this is a tough situation,” he said. Officials say finding survivors is still possible, even though there have been no signs of life since Saturday. - AFP


Twelve aircraft resume search for missing jet A dozen aircraft from six nations will search the southern Indian Ocean for the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Seven military aircraft from Australia, China, New Zealand, the US, Korea and Japan have joined five Australian civil aircraft carrying 34 West Australian State Emergency Service volunteers as observers.

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Poor weather yesterday curtailed the air search. Two ships, Australian ship HMAS Success and China’s polar supply ship Xue Long, are in the search area, 2000 kilometres south-west of Perth. Not all search aircraft are in the area at the same time. A Chinese Ilyushin Il-76 left Perth about 8am, with a Korean P-3 Orion aircraft departing at

5pm. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was throwing everything it could at the search. “We are just going to keep on looking because we owe it to people to do everything we can to resolve this riddle,” he said. “It is not absolutely openended but it is not something we will lightly abandon.” Mr Abbott said he spoke

to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday and pledged Australia’s continuing help. “We owe it to an anxious world to do everything we can to finally locate some wreckage and to do whatever we can to solve the riddle of this extraordinarily ill-fated flight,” Mr Abbott said. - AAP

Uganda has recovered 107 bodies, including 57 children, after a boat capsized at the weekend on Lake Albert, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The boat, which was packed with refugees from the DRC hoping to return home from a camp in Uganda, was believed to have been carrying up to 250 people when it overturned on Saturday. “The exact number of passengers on board has yet to be established,” Uganda’s Refugees Minister Hillary Onek said. “The number of bodies recovered are 44 females, 63 males. Among them are 57 children. The total number of the dead is 107.” - AFP

56-storey plunge Two construction workers in Hong Kong have plunged 56 storeys to their deaths, fire authorities said, after the scaffolding they stood upon snapped in two. The accident took place yesterday as the pair renovated a residential building in the upscale Mid-Levels neighbourhood of the former British colony, one of the world’s most vertical cities known for its strong safety record. - AFP

Pollution a killer Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe’s worst environmental health problem, contributing to seven million deaths worldwide, the UN says. “Air pollution, and we’re talking about both indoors and outdoors, is now the biggest environmental health problem, and it’s affecting everyone, both developed and developing countries,” said Maria Neira from the World Health Organisation. - AFP

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Farmers’ passion uplifting Coen Lammers EDITOR


he joy of being the editor of the local paper is that you get invited to all sorts of events. Some days you are asked to embarrass yourself in an egg-and-spoon race, a dog trial or other public events that are basically there to create a few laughs at your expense. All part of the job. More often than not, these events include saying a few words, which extends from the tiny pupils at Tinwald School asking you about your salary to the service groups wanting to discuss the Sudoku puzzles. It is wonderful to get away from the office and meet the Lions, Rotary and Probus clubs, the Rural Women and other groups and find out what they really think about their daily newspaper. For a change, this week I had the pleasure of attending a dinner of the Dairy New Zealand board, where I just had to listen and learn. The board and management team of Dairy NZ had descended on Mid Canterbury for their regular meeting, but also to catch up with the ECan commissioners and have an evening with local dairy farmers and representatives of Federated Farmers. Dairy farming issues are vital to this district and therefore for the Guardian, and it was revealing to hear the depth of knowledge in some of the presentations by the big brains that work for Dairy NZ. The dairy industry is booming, but the evening reiterated that the industry faces major challenges around balancing profitability and sustainability. Thankfully, some very smart people are looking at the future and trying to find solutions that will satisfy the public concerns over environmental impact, while securing the economic viability of the dairy industry. It was striking how passionate the experts and farmers were about the future of their business and the land they work on. And if we can harness all that passion and knowledge, surely Mid Canterbury farming can become an economic, as well as an environmental success story.



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Environment v economics


t’s a classic case of environment versus economics”, commented Parliamentary Commissioner Jan Wright in her report into water quality. Economics certainly plays a part in addressing water quality issues but as a geographer, environmental planner and farmer I cannot look at fresh water as a choice between economics and the environment. The notion that environmental protection and economic development are potentially conflicting goals is not, in my view, a recipe for success. It removes any expectation that businesses should take responsibility for protecting the environment; or that environmentalists need to consider social or economic costs of environmental outcomes. In my world, economic and environmental considerations are two sides of the same coin. It is hard to be green if you are in the red; but you cannot have long-term social or economic prosperity if you undermine the natural capital you rely on to create it. This link between economics and the environment is recognised in the purpose of the Resource Management Act 1991, the main statute that manages natural and physical resources in New Zealand. The purpose of the Act is not about economic development, nor environmental protection. It is to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources – a concept that encompasses environmental, economic, cultural and social well-being. Currently water quality is a pressing concern for many of us, but if we are really going to get beyond that first hurdle of frustrated finger-pointing, I suggest we need to think beyond a choice between economics and the environment. We need to understand the severity of the issues and long-term trends. Most regional councils have only been monitoring water quality for the past 10 to 15 years; and it is not comprehensive monitoring of all contaminants in all catchments. Similarly, we do not seem to have a national record of how sewage systems in New Zealand are managed, including

our largest cities. Some waterways are recording concentrations of contaminants above desired levels, and where this is the case we need to act. There are also many examples where long term water quality is improving due to better land management or waste disposal practices. To keep improving, we need to look at all water quality issues and understand cause and effect. To date the debate has focused on nitrates and farming, but there are other causes of poor water quality: E.coli, phosphorous, sediment, heavy metals and didymo, to name some of the more common ones, and they come from urban, rural, industrial and recreational sources. E.coli is a significant water quality issue, which affects drinking water, swimming, and mahinga kai. The main cause of E.coli is poop, which can come from several sources such as wildlife, livestock and humans. There are towns in our country that either discharge sewage directly into waterways or have design overflow systems to allow this to happen in wet weather. Environment Canterbury’s consent database shows 15 towns in the region have resource consents to do this, including our largest city, Christchurch. Whilst this has been an accepted practice for many years, it begs the question, is it simply a case of economics versus the environment, or are the issues more complex? In evidence on the Proposed Canterbury Regional Land and Water Plan, Christchurch City Council estimated it would cost $1.6 billion to redesign the city’s sewage system to prevent overflows of raw sewage into the Avon and Heathcote rivers. Even then the city’s topography means there would still likely be overflows in low-lying areas during flooding. When finding remedies to address water quality issues in urban and rural areas many factors come into play such as established infrastructure, technical feasibility, cost, social values and priorities. We do not start from a clean slate; we start with pre-determined practices and infrastructure developed from the

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information and values available at the time. I am not suggesting we are forever bound to the permissions of the past. Whether it is a town sewage system, an industrial discharge, or a farming practice, it is not always a simple fix and it is not always instant. In my mind that does not mean we stop looking for solutions – but we do need to allow people a reasonable timeframe and path to adjust. Can we do it with water? If history is anything to go by farmers certainly can. Over the past year many farmers in Canterbury have gone from ‘what on Earth are nitrates?’ to doing Overseer budgets, estimating nitrate loss and working out how to reduce it. This takes me to my final point – the importance of time.

A Ngai Tahu kaumatua said, when describing Te Waihora/ Lake Ellesmere to me, “It took 150 years to get the lake to the state it is in now, it will not be fixed overnight”. We have made a start on a path of continual improvement - a community working together to make it better each and every year. I have not heard one single farmer tell me they won’t commit to that; but if we are going to make a real difference we need that commitment across the board. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” - Henry Ford Lynda Murchison, Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial president

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In brief Walker makes mark Fashion designer Karen Walker says she is taking pause to appreciate the significance of being made a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She received the insignia from the Governor General at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland yesterday. The designer, who has products available in more than 30 countries, said the honour is more than just the excitement of having letters after her name. She said it was encouraging to see fashion designers recognised in the New Year honours for services to fashion. “One of the things that really drives me is making ideas and originality important in New Zealand,” she said. “We’re a young country and we don’t have a lot of history of design and idea-based businesses. - APNZ

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Ashburton’s Swarovski store was sparkling with pride this week as representatives Sharron Wilson and Lois Sparrow accepted an award from national sales manager Jacqui Vaughan. From 43 sales points

nationwide, the Ashburton shop has for the second time had the highest growth in new collection sales. “We have a real loyal following of Swarovski collectors here in Ashburton and the surrounding district,”

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said Ms Wilson, the store’s owner. The shop was established almost seven years ago. Ms Vaughan presented the Ashburton representatives with a 2004 crystallised vintage bottle of Moet.

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CricHQ pushes into India New Zealand sport software developer CricHQ doesn’t consider BlackBerry a hasbeen of the technology world. The Wellington-based company, whose online system allows cricket scores and statistics to be displayed live on smartphones, has sealed a deal with the Canadian mobile phone maker that will see its content become accessible on BlackBerry’s new BBM Channel messaging service. CricHQ chief executive Simon Baker said millions of people around the world used the service. “It means people don’t have to use texting, which costs people from a telco point of view,” he said. “It’s a direct, BlackBerry-specific messaging platform, which is free.” While the mobile phone firm’s sales have declined as a result of competition from Samsung and Apple smartphones, Baker said BlackBerry remained strong in cricketmad India, particularly among businesspeople. “And while we’re focusing on the Indian part of it, around the IPL [Indian Premier League], a large part of our business is in Africa and BBM is the dominant messaging service in Africa as well.”

Krishnadeep Baruah, of BBM, said the messaging service provided an effective platform for companies like CricHQ to connect with fans and establish communities. “We expect cricket fans will be highly engaged on the channel, discussing and sharing their thoughts with others in the community,” Baruah said. CricHQ, which has 125,000 active monthly users and claims to have the world’s biggest collection of cricket data, has raised $8 million from private investors - including former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming and current captain Brendon McCullum - since it was established in 2010. The company is gearing up to raise another $6 million over the next couple of months to fund a marketing push in India. “We’ve got a good opportunity to expand into India,” Baker said. “It’s a massive, massive market and we want to do it properly and we want to do it fully resourced.” The company has been providing its content free of charge but plans to begin charging for its service this year. - APNZ

Facebook is stepping into the world of virtual reality, buying pioneering company Oculus VR for about $US2 billion ($A2.19 billion) in cash and shares. Oculus is responsible for the Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality headset, which has received a lot of attention from video game developers despite not yet being released. Facebook said it would look to extend the use of the technology to communications, media, entertainment and education. The social media giant has sought to connect the world via mobile apps, but said the time had come to begin focusing on new platforms. “Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all of the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face - just by putting on goggles in your home,” said Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post. - AAP

Tannery fined Tasman Tanning has been fined and ordered to pay reparations totalling $163,000 in the aftermath of a toxic leak from its Wanganui plant. The company appeared for sentencing yesterday in Whanganui District Court having earlier admitted failing to ensure employees’ safety on November 2, 2012 when 21 workers were exposed to hydrogen sulphide after a mix-up of chemicals at the Tod Street plant. Two workers were in hospital for a week. Judge Phil Gittos fined the company $73,000 and ordered it to pay reparation totalling $90,000 to six staff members. Some reparation has already been paid. - APNZ

Drought concern Farmers dealing with a second year in a row of parched weather might not receive financial assistance, but will gain “psychological relief” with the announcement of an adverse event being declared, Federated Farmers says. The event has been declared for Northland’s west coast after dry weather since November. MetService has predicted the region will stay dry until next month. The Ministry for Primary Industries said the situation was a “serious concern”. Federated Farmers said farmers should be looking at drought-resistant pastures, - APNZ


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Farmers have a new tool to help them ensure their dairy effluent system is up to scratch. The dairy effluent warrant of fitness programme, developed with the support of DairyNZ, was launched this week at the Waikato Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek, Hamilton. The warrant of fitness involves a three or four hour assessment of an effluent system by a qualified assessor and will ensure that the system used is up to standard Assessors check that effluent consents and rules are being met, nutrient loadings and the effluent storage calculator will be checked, catchment areas such as stand-offs and feedpads will be assessed and the application depth and rate test of irrigation systems will be checked. A test pit will be dug to observe soil risk and hazard identification and general health and safety will be noted. Farmers will be provided with a full report at the end of the assessment. This will highlight any areas of concern and will suggest remedial courses of action.

DairyNZ’s Sustainability team leader, Dr Theresa Wilson, said the programme was developed due to the need for a consistent method for assessing an effluent system to ensure it was fit for purpose for the farm. “Many farmers have been upgrading their effluent system over the last few years. Getting it assessed by an independent expert to see if it meets the grade gives them peace of mind,” she said. “A WOF assessor will look at the farm’s complete effluent infrastructure,” says Theresa. “They will point out areas of risk and suggest practical actions a farmer can take to ensure their system is capable of being compliant 365 days a year.” For farmers who were planning an upgrade, it would also be useful to talk to an independent expert, Ms Wilson said. Assessments also had an important role for anyone buying or selling a farm or for a sharemilker moving onto a new property as a tool to understand how well the effluent system was working, she said. Farmers can check out the programme on line

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Ashburton’s dairy farmers are being asked to stand up and show their support for the organisation they own and fund, DairyNZ. The dairy body is about to test owner loyalty through a vote on its annual levy and chief executive Tim Mackle said a ‘yes vote’ was crucial for the future of the organisation. DairyNZ is the dairy industry’s organisation for farmers, funded through farmer levies and Government grants to undertake research and development, improve

farm profits and to advocate and support farmers on environmental issues. The organisation also invests levy funds on farmers’ behalf in more than 40 organisations across New Zealand that work to benefit the dairy farming industry. While DairyNZ works co-operatively with a range of other organisations it also employs a team of scientists to work on dairy specific research. The farmer levy was crucial for the organisation to remain in business, Mr Mackle said. Farmers vote every six years

to continue with the levy system and to agree to the amount charged. Currently the levy rate is is set at 3.6 cents per kilogram of milk solids. For New Zealand’s average dairy herd of 402 cows with an average milk solids production, the annual levy is $5018. For most dairy farms in the Ashburton District, however, the levy is significantly larger. No change was planned to the levy in this year’s voting round. “We always set a maximum rate, five cents. Every year the board has the opportunity to

From left Jeremy Hood, chief financial officer, Craig McBeth, regional team leader and David McCall, general manager development and extension of DairyNZ, during a farm visit as part of their two-day stop-over in Ashburton for the organisation’s monthly board meeting. Photo Donna Wylie 250314-DW-165


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your support’ for dairy body increase the levy but we haven’t done that. Typically you’d never go there unless something significant happened in the industry such as a biosecurity event,” he said. The levy vote was crucial for the future of DairyNZ, but that didn’t mean farmers should simply tick the box without asking questions, Mr Mackle said. “They have every right to demand a better understanding of the value they’re getting for their money. “We must create as much value as we can for dairy farmers through their investment in our activities. “For me the big challenge is to make sure we use the opportunities to help farmers gain a better understanding of what we’re doing and what we’re delivering.” While DairyNZ worked to provide farmers with practical onfarm tools, resources, research and advocacy, it also had staff working at the coal face, in the field, he said. “The reality is that it’s not until you talk to farmers face-to-face that you understand their needs and concerns. “Not surprisingly they say they want us to be working on stuff they can put into their farm and that highlights the fact that the New Zealand farmer always wants to get better. We need good research for them and good regional initiatives to fix problems.” The DairyNZ board met in Ashburton this week as part of

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its plan to hold at least three of its monthly meetings in the regions each year. It also invited farmers to a dinner where they listened to guest speakers and were able to question board members.


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The key challenge for DairyNZ now was to get a strong mandate from farmers to continue with the milk solids levy, Mr Mackle said. “We have to build on last time

(2008 vote) and gain more momentum. Fifty per cent is not enough.” In the 2008 vote there was a 52 per cent voter response with 74.6 per cent agreeing to the levy.

The DairyNZ team will return to Ashburton on April 9 with a roadshow where farmers can gain a better understanding of the levy and its importance to the dairy industry.

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he original ix35s fronted up with lots of style and petrol or diesel options. Designed and engineered in Europe, their ride and handling was accordingly set up for smooth driving conditions. Which are quite different to our (and theirs across the ditch), rather unique variety of roads including very coarse seal, shingle and potholes. So for these Series 11, facelift models, Hyundai’s Aussie in-house chassis development team have come up with welcome improvements. They’ve changed the springs, shock-absorbers and steering, both to suit “our” driving conditions and for a much improved driving experience. The positive results of this become obvious with the very first drive. The new “flex steer” system (it gives the choice of three different settings) is direct and there’s a nice agile feel about town, where even on those testing Christchurch roads, the suspension changes mean a quiet and smooth ride. As previously, there’s a choice of three engines. However the two petrol engines both now have direct injection. The 2-litre, as driven, is frontwheel-drive only (the others are AWD). It now delivers 22kW and 205Nm of torque and as for all the range, has a traditionally smooth, but now more responsive, six speed auto.

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Although brand new, with only 32km on the speedo when collected and expectedly felt very “tight”, the test ix35’s initial performance was more than adequate. And certainly became noticeably freer and more willing after a further 300km of driving. Claimed overall fuel consumption is 8.4l/100kms. While the 2-litre petrol will do the job for many, those wanting or who think they need more go, the 2.4-litre petrol now puts out 136kW and 240Nm. Then there’s the champ, the 2-litre diesel with its 135kW and 392Nm of torque from 1800-2500rpm. Its stated fuel economy is 7.2l/100kms. All models are rated to tow 1500kg, braked. While visual changes to exterior are pretty much cosmetic with new headlights and wheels, inside, there’s evidence of subtle changes with some more soft feel surfaces. Also minor reworking of the clear dials and straight-forward controls. All ix35s are well provisioned with

Bluetooth, new sound systems and dual zone air-con. No sat-nav though! Of course being an Elite the furnishings include very comfortable leather clad seats (heated in front). Back seat space is generous as well, with very good knee and head-room. The backs of the rear seats recline as well so those therein, can get really comfortably set up for longer trips. Overall the Elite’s interior certainly creates and provides a feeling of quality! As well there’s excellent storage for all the usual stuff, including a deep central bin and large door pockets. Then luggage-wise, seats up, 465 litres fits in. Which is fine but perhaps a little less than some of the opposition because of the presence of a full-sized matching spare alloy wheel, which I always like the reassurance of having. And anyway, small stuff is able to be stowed around the spare! For longer loads there’s a 60-40 split – with seats folded 1436 litres can be stowed. And a cargo net is standard fare along with a fire extinguisher and high-vis jacket. As well as refining the ride and handling, those Aussie engineers have done lots of work, and been successful in minimising road noise, even on the Elite’s lower profile 18 inch tyres.

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Miller next young GP star?

HYUNDAI IX35 SERIES LL - ELITE ■ Price: $43,990 (others from $39,990) ■ Engine:, 2.0-litre petrol 4-cylinder 122kW/ 205Nm. ■ Transmission: 6-speed auto, driving front wheels. ■ Economy: 7.2 litres/100km ■ Safety: 5 stars

Motorcycling great Mick Doohan says gun teenager Jack Miller could become a MotoGP world championship contender as early next year after his impressive season-opening victory in the entry-level Moto3. The 19-year-old stood atop the podium at the Qatar Grand Prix for the first time on Sunday following his maiden race for potent outfit Red Bull KTM. In doing so, he became the first Australian to win in the smallest cylinder class (125cc) since Casey Stoner in Malaysia a decade ago. “I think he’s just confirmed everyone’s belief in him - that given the right machinery he’s capable of heading out there and winning,” Doohan said. “It makes that dream a little bit closer for him - of Moto2, but perhaps even bypass Moto2 and go straight into MotoGP if the right team were to become available for him. “The sport loves him and that’s half the battle. He’s well liked within the paddock and the people who run the sport enjoy having him around. “And we certainly need another Aussie to be running up the front in MotoGP.” The five-time MotoGP world champion reckons few question marks remain next to Miller’s name and his ability. His seventh-placing on a less competitive Honda in Moto3 last year proved he had race craft. - AAP

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■ WHAT’S NEW? Subaru reckons the new WRX has not lost its “best bang for buck” tag, even though it has a much more sophisticated ambiance to distance the car from its “boy racer” past. Under the bonnet is a direct Injection 2 litre boxer. With turbo of course! The result 197kW and 350 Nm of torque from 2400rpm. And for the first time there is an auto – with an 8 speed, paddle-shift CVT. The manual now has six speeds. Whatever the gearbox, power naturally reaches the road through Subaru’s proven all-wheel-drive. The cost - $48,990 for the manual and $49,990 for the auto. Even better equipped Premium models come complete with leather upholstery, sunroof, satellite navigation, rain sensing wipers, LED headlights and Harman Kardon sound systems, for an extra $5000. Subaru says significantly greater use of high tensile steel produces both handling and safety benefits and combined with stiffer suspension, it means an even more thrilling WRX drive experience. And that this WRX is the best handling version of the pocket-rocket icon yet!

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avid Beckham has joined Jaguar as a brand ambassador and will support significant forthcoming Jaguar product launches in China. British sporting icon Beckham will feature in above-the-line marketing campaigns for the brand in one of its most significant international markets. Bob Grace, Jaguar Land Rover China Managing Director, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that David will be an ambassador for Jaguar in China. David Beckham is a Briton whose achievements mean

he has global popularity and he is someone who embodies contemporary British style and sophistication.” As part of a long-term partnership, former international footballer Beckham will star in a series of print adverts and TV commercials exclusively in China. David’s role will initially see him feature alongside the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé, a sports car that is already regarded as a modern classic and one that is the perfect expression of Jaguar’s vision of modern British style and

elegance. On the start of this new partnership, David commented: “I’ve always been an admirer of Jaguar - from the styling and design to the feel and roar of the engine, every element feels uniquely British. I love the classic E-Type of the 60s and today this legacy is alive in the phenomenal F-TYPE Coupé, a car that epitomises British craftsmanship. It’s an honour to support a brand with such an amazing heritage and I look forward to being part of Jaguar’s exciting future in China.”

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Age Concern Ashburton Age Concern is a voluntary organisation working with the older people in the Ashburton District to both maintain and enhance their quality of life. From the office at the Seniors Centre, 206 Cameron Street the following services are offered: Courtesy Drivers. Our drivers drive you to appointments etc in your own car. 206 Club. A day programme held on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday incorporating activities, entertainment and companionship 10am-3pm, including a 2 course midday meal. All enquiries welcomed. 50 Plus. 2 programmes during the year – a weekly gathering for fellowship, with a guest speaker/outing. This year’s first session begins on 11 April concluding on 30 May. Also offered is an Advocacy Service, a Ladies Low Impact Exercise Class 9.30am10.30am Monday mornings and we have available a list of Super Gold Card suppliers in Ashburton. We provide Total Mobility Assessment, can organise gardening assistance and/ or home help. Our Secretary/Manager, is available 8.30am-2.30pm Monday-Friday; phone 3086817. A more recent project has been a Hospital Visiting roster for out of town patients, which has been very well received. This is supported by volunteers and committee members alike. Another recent initiative is Steady As You Go (Saygo), a falls prevention programme pioneered in Otago, aimed at smaller groups participating in a series of balance and awareness exercises. We are pleased to provide this concept to the Ashburton community. Support for Age Concern is welcomed and an Annual Membership fee of $10 entities you to receive a quarterly newsletter and access to releases from Head Office. All financial members are recognised at an annual Christmas gathering. The activities that Age Concern is proud to offer are achieved through the sterling work of its numerous volunteers in a great variety of roles. Their significant contribution is recognised at a function hosted annually by the Executive Committee. Also gratefully acknowledged are the grants and donations received from the various charitable groups whose support we are privileged to enjoy. These, plus the ongoing fundraising efforts of the Committee, enable us to continue and expand our programmes. On 10 April we have an exciting event planned, featuring a fashion parade and floral demonstration at the Lochlea Lifestyle Resort Lodge. Start time is 11.30am, lunch is included in the $25 ticket price and these can be sourced from committee members, and/or the office 3086817. For Total Mobility enquiries please phone 3086817.

Ashburton Garden Club Thirty-one members and one visitor gathered at the Senior Centre for the March meeting and Autumn Flower Show with the President Jennifer Marks presiding. There were 14 apologies. Jennifer welcomed everyone and thanked all who entered, all who attended the Garden Walks for the January and February meetings and all who opened their gardens for us to visit. A special thanks to Pat Tarbotton for having us all there for supper at the end of the January walk. It was with regret that we accepted Mrs Bev Cornwalls resignation due to ill health as Bev has been such a worker for this group in the past. Barbara Lischner was welcomed as a new member. As our speaker for March was unwell and unable to attend we had a quiz which Jennifer had sorted out while Daphne Allison from the MSA Garden Club judged the Flower Show. After the judging, Allison was able to comment on tips for future showing which was most appreciated. Autumn Flower Show Results: Champion Bloom. Pamela Bird. 1. Dahlia 1 bloom Water lily variety; 1st Isabel Porter; 2nd Pat Tarbotton;, 2. Dahlia 1 bloom Pom Pom Variety 1st Pat Tarbotton; 2ndLois Bradley; 3. Dahlia 1 bloom Cactus Variety 1stJenny Marks; 2nd Pamela Bird;, 4. Dahlia 1 bloom Decorative Variety 1st Pat Tarbotton; 2nd Isabel Porter, 5. Dahlia 1 bloom Collarette variety 1st Jenny Marks; 2nd Isabel Porter , 6. Rose 1 bloom hybrid tea 1st Rona McConnell; 2nd Jenny Marks;, 7. Rose 1 bloom Miniature 1st Audrey McKay; 2nd Barbara Lischner;, 8. Chrysanthemum 1 bloom Incurved 1stAudrey McKay; 2nd Pamela Bird; 9. Chrysanthemum 1 bloom Reflex 1st Barbara Lischner; 2ndAudrey McKay;, 10. Climber 1 bloom any variety (foliage may be included) 1st Audrey McKay; 2nd Isabel Porter , 11. Gerbera 1 bloom 1st-

Mid Canterbury junior athletics Outstanding Ashburton athletics winners for 2014 were (from left) Alin Onicas, Natasha Waddell, Jade Peters, Emma Becroft and Jaidyn Busch. The five were recognised at the Mid Canterbury Junior athletics end of season prize giving last night at the Ashburton Domain Oval. The Whiting Family Trophy for most Pat Tarbotton; 2ndPamela Bird;, 12. Large 1 bloom any other flower 1stPat Tarbotton; 2ndJenny Marks , 13. Small 1 bloom small any other flower 1st Pat Tarbotton; 2nd Mary Smith; 14. Miniature 1 bloom any other flower 1s tPat Tarbotton; 2ndAudrey McKay; 15. Spike 1 bloom any other flower 1st Pamela Bird; 2ndPat Tarbotton 16. Cluster 1 bloom any other flower 1stPat Tarbotton ; 2ndBarbara Lischner; 17. Shrub 1 branch flowering 1stIsabel Porter; 2nd—- 3rd Pat Tarbotton, 18. Shrub 1 branch non flowering 1stIsabel Porter; 2nd Audrey McKay; 19. Vegetables/Fruit Salad Selection on a tray 1stJenny Marks; 2ndAudrey McKay, 20. Vegetables 3 Runner Beans 1st Audrey McKay; 2ndJenny Marks; 21. Vegetables Selection of 3 other vegetables on a plate 1stJenny Marks , 22. Fruit 3 fruit on a plate 1st Jenny Marks; 2nd Lois Bradley 23. Pot Plant Potted succulent 1stMaureen McDowell; 2ndAudrey McKay; 24.Decorative “Tussie Mussie” 1st Jenny Marks; 2ndAudrey McKay, 25.Decorative “The Wild Look” 1st Jenny Marks; 2nd Isabel Porter , 26.Decorative “Birthday Basket” 1st Audrey McKay; 2nd Jenny Marks , 27.Sand Saucer “Childhood Fun” 1st Jenny Marks.

Ashburton Golf Club Well we now have the qualifiers for the club champs, it was a bit disappointing, that we only managed to fill one of the grades, but some great matches will be taking place over the next month or so to sort out the champions, matches start on the 5th April, culminating in the finals day on Sunday the 4th May. The top qualifiers for each grade were Robbie Bell, Steve Stratford, Dave Hewitt, and Bruce Ferriman, so well done to these and good luck to all participants. This weekend sees a good group of the Brandon folk cross the bridge to play in the Tinwald 3500, lets see if we can bring back a few spoils of war. Whilst on our course we have an Irish stableford on Saturday and a mixed day on Sunday incorporating the final of the White trophy , where Alison and Len Hunt will lock horns with Heather Robertson and Vince Carr, get yourselves down there and support them if you can. Snippet of news from John Davis, it seems that our Penney pennants team, have managed to snag a win, now for those people who don’t keep a check on these things, it is quite a rare occurrence. I had to do a bit of searching, and it seems the last win they had, John himself was not old enough to qualify for the team, but he remembers taking a day off school to welcome the victorious team back to the club. Well done boys. Good golfing.

Ashburton Harriers On Saturday 15th March 2014 the Ashbur-

promising athlete was Jaidyn Busch, who has also made the Canterbury Interprovincial team to travel to Hastings at Easter. The Proctor Family Trophy for most dedicated athlete was jointly awarded to Jade Peters and Natsaha Waddell while the Most Promising Junior Trophy went to Emma Becroft. At recent Canterbury Championships

ton Harriers held the annual Turkey Trot 3km run/walk handicap race. Conditions for the race were perfect for the annual event. 19 runners and 17 walkers wrote down their own estimated time they thought they would complete the 3km with the member whose actual time was closest to their estimated time being the overall winner. The race was held in and around the domain, starting on Park St behind the Oval Pavilion and finishing at the main West St Entrance. There were four runners who were within four seconds of their estimated time. Joe Ford, Brian Goodes, Jeremy Manton and Finlay Manton. Next Jim Stubbs who was only 6 seconds from his estimated time. For the walkers the closest estimated time was Dave Strong who was within 4 seconds, Barbara Taylor 5 seconds and Anita Hayes 7 seconds. A prize to the runner with the biggest variation went to Ged Wall, with the walker being Marie McGrath. Each of these members received a turkey prize which were kindly donated by Phil and Judith Crozier. The overall fastest runner home was Joe Ford 10:18, 2nd Matthew Clough 10:35 and third Brian Goodes 11:11. The fastest walker home for the 3km was Dave Strong 18:56, 2nd Patrice Ansell 19:12 and 3rd Judith Crozier 20:54.

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club President John Lynch welcomed a good number of members and visitors from neighbouring Lion’s Clubs to the March Meeting. This being Irish Night meant members wore something green to celebrate all things Irish. A large number of apologies were read and clipboards circulated for the forthcoming collection for the Red Puppy Appeal on Friday 28 March and the Annual Bowls Tournament to be held on Sunday 13 April. Lion Bob Rodgers reported on the success of the Club’s recent Auction and thanked the many members who helped. He mentioned the Coin Trail to be held on the Checker Board on Friday 4 April in conjunction with the Lions International longest lunch/sausage sizzle from 11am to 2pm for the General Public. Peter O’Neill reported on the Auction and a change to bring the date forward for next year’s auction is being considered. Peter outlined the progress of the club’s Clinker Boat Project and the need to obtain a large shed for the storage of the Boat so repairs can be completed to get the boat painted and up and running. Lion Meredith Lowe reminded members of the Old Time Dance to be held in the Greenstreet Hall on Fri-

Becroft won the eight-year-old girls’ overall silver and Alin Onicas won the 14-yearold boys’ overall bronze, with both presented their medals last night. Becroft, Peters, Jenna Borthwick, Isabella Gibson, and Ella Pearson travel to Dunedin this weekend as part of the Canterbury Triangular team.

day 11 April and the Age Concern’s Fashion, Food and Flowers fundraiser will take place at Lochlea Lodge at the Lochlea Lifestyle Resort from 11am on Thursday 10th April. Secretary Lion Barry Bluett read a number of thank you letters from organisations who had recently received a donation from the Club. Mary Simpson read the grace and during the meal the members were entertained by Bruce and Lanae Hill who sang and played a number of Irish Songs. These lovely songs were well received and congratulations to Bruce and Lanae who recently attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival and came away with several trophies. Lion Meredith Lowe inducted a new member Mr Roger Jones and his wife Isla (sponsored by Lion Graeme Mably). They were warmly welcomed by members. Rffles were drawn and members had a sing-a-long with Bruce and Lanae with a variety of Irish Songs with Bruce playing the Mandolin. Tailtwister Ron then extracted a few dollars from various members for any misdemeanours they may have committed during the month. The monthly Craft Morning is to be held at Ina Divers on Monday 7 April at 10 a.m. The evening concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.

Methven Bowls Hello everyone the season is almost at an end only 2-3 weeks to go. Monday at the Rakaia open fours the winners were Alan Hill, Wendy Blackwell, Gary Eddington and Jim Baltimore. Well done. Shirley and Gene Page, Hugh Weir and Mary Stone were 3rd. At the club this week Jim Lattimore won the Junior Men’s Singles. This was a very close game between Jim and the inform Dave Callaghan. Both Men played extremely well Congratulations Jim all the hours of practice you have put in over the season has paid off for you; job well done. The Ladies Singles Final was also played between Ruth Smith and Melva Middleton. A more focused Melva turned up on the day and played with determination and never lost her concentration; playing great draw bowls helped Melva take the win. Congratulations Melva on winning the Ladies singles. This gives Melva all 4 titles this season. On Tuesday the Ladies had a busy day playing in the morning for the Nora Stephens Trophy of drawn pairs; it was won by Lois Allred and Mary Stone. Afternoon the Ngaere Dalton Tray Drawn Ausy Pairs. This was also won By Lois Allred and Barbara Gawn; Lois had a great day all round she also got the prize for the best dressed green person. Good going Lois.

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Saturday the men played the Ken Waterreus drawn triples. Congratulations to Adrian Kemp, Bruce Harper and Bruce Redmond on winning the Trophy. This was a great day followed by a BBQ. On Sunday the champion of champions fours were played at our club. Our Ladies had a win in the first round but were beaten on the second game by Rakaia. Rakaia went on to win the championship; congratulations Rakaia. Our Open Men were out bowled in their first game. Our Junior Men really did the club proud by winning their final. A big congratulations to Anthony Holmes, Roger Callaghan, Noel Bilby and Jeff Limbrick. On Saturday 29th at Methven the Challenge Trophy and the Prestige Trophy will be played. The men’s Gala Cup will be at Allenton and Ladies Premier Trophy at Ashburton. All these games start at 9am. On Sunday 30th the C/C singles will be played at Hampstead. The best of luck to Glenda Ryan, Melva Middleton, Rob Fensom and Jim Lattimore. That’s all this week so bye for now and good bowling everyone.

Seniornet Ashburton We welcome all our members and intending members for 2014. Our classes have started well and we have had some successful forums for the month of March. There has been confusion about our Seniornet rooms in the MSA. These are at the far end of the Reading room, off Burnett Street. Our Question & Answer afternoons are held in the Lounge at MSA. Registering is required for all classes and forums except Q & A afternoons. We require registration, as we have only a limited amount of room and computers available. Subscriptions are due now. We are having Beginner classes on Windows 7, Monday 31st March 10am, Windows 8 to be arranged, Saving on Tuesday 1st April 10am. Tablets/ipads/ phones Tuesday 8th April 7pm. Word, Excel classes will be arranged as needed. Apple/ Mac classes or forums can be arranged in the evening. Question & Answer afternoon Thursday 3rd April 1.30pm (MSA Lounge). The presentation for April is “Telecom”, so bring your questions along, on phones, mobiles, internet and emails, genuine or spam. XP users, are you aware XP support stops on April 8th 2014? Read the article in the Newsletter and come along to the forum on a free operating system, which may be suitable for you to download onto your XP computer. This system is called Linux Lite and Paul Hazelwood will give us a presentation on this system and answer questions on Tuesday 8th April at 10am. Please register for all classes and forums (not Q & A afternoons). Phone Jenny 308 8424 Margaret 307 7498 for all enquiries.

Club news 22 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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and she was wished all the best for the future. Our New President is Sandy Saussey, Secretary Alison Doig, Treasurer Natalie Quantock, Vice President Rae Holdsworth. Committee: Rosemary Ashton, Joan Prendergast, Pat Gibson, Audrey Lowe, Jennifer Stewart, Val Dellow. New members Deb Ellery, Wilma Breading with retiring member Aine Whiting. Audrey moved that Subs stay the same and this was passed. Sandie was presented with the Presidents chain by Audrey, and flowers were presented to Pat for all her work in the past. Raffle was won by Jeanette Winston. Our speaker was Knox Hampton who has been

Audrey welcomed members to the March meeting and best wishes were given to all those having birthdays and anniversaries. 7 Apologies were accepted. Pat read the Treasures report and Natalie reported that she has visited 2 members. The Movie for April is “The Monuments Men” at the Regent Theatre on 2nd at 11 am. Milner Jacob was welcomed to conduct the Annual General Meeting. The minutes from the last meeting were read and confirmed. Audrey then gave a very good report of our last years meetings and outings. The Treasurers report was given by Pat

for a trip to Africa for a 10 week holiday with her family who live and work there. After many injections she headed away to stay with her daughter who is a Doctor in Malawi and her husband is a Missionary there. They live in a modest brick house with few modern conveniences. She spoke about the poor conditions and medical care that is available to the people. As photos were pasted around for members to look at it makes us realise how lucky we are to live in our country but these people always look happy as they go about their lives. Aine thanked Knox for her very interesting talk. The meeting closed at 11.45 am. The next meeting is to be held on 28th

April 2014.

Ashburton Horticultural Society President Dick Bennett welcomed members and visitors to the March meeting, apologies were received and best wishes sent to those who are unwell at present. Speaker for the evening was Lester Hurst with the able assistance of wife, Gaynor. Lester gave an excellent account of his interest in growing begonias, travel and new friendships made with fellow begonia growers and the methods of propagating, storage and prevention of botrytis. Members were impressed with the beauti-

ful blooms on display and I am sure more of us will be growing these glorious plants in the future. Results: Brian Glassey (8,6,1) Ken McLaren   (6,7,1)  Pat Tarbotton (5,5,3) Patricia McLaren (5,3,5 Shona Thomas (3,3,1)  Maureen Randall (3,1,2) Joy Jaine (2,1,1) John Hoogweg (1,1,2)             Norm McDowell (1,1,1) Rosemary Case (1,0,2) Surrey Lamont (0,1,1) Premier award – Brian Glassey white chrysanthemum – ‘Dorridge Lady’ Raffles were won by Rex Tarbotton and Joy Jaine and the meeting concluded with supper.



■ Bowls

Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub-Centre Premier, Prestige, Gala and Challenge tournaments March 29 Women’s Premier Trophy at Ashburton. Methven, Rakaia, Allenton and Ashburton 10.00am start. Women’s Prestige Cup at Methven. Ashburton, Allenton, Ashburton MSA and Methven 9.00am start. Rakaia the bye report at 11.00am. Men’s Challenge Cup at Methven. Hampstead, Ashburton, Allenton, Methven, Ashburton MSA, and Hinds 9.00am start. Rakaia the bye report at 11.00am. Men’s Gala Cup at Allenton. Ashburton MSA, Ashburton, Allenton, Rakaia, Hampstead and Methven, 9.00am start. Hinds the bye report at 11.00am. Champion of Champion Singles to be held at Hampstead 30/03/14 Colts. Hinds, Methven, Ashburton and Rakaia.9.00am start, Byes Allenton and


Ashburton MSA report at 10.00am Junior Women. Ashburton,Rakaia.9.00am start. Byes, Hinds, Methven and Allenton report at 10.00am. Senior Women. Allenton, Hinds, Ashburton MSA and Methven to report at 10.00am. Ashburton Hampstead to report at 11.00am. Senior Men. Ashburton MSA, Hampstead, Hinds, and Rakaia to report at 11.00am. Ashburton and Allenton to report at Midday

■ Golf

Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women April 1 Draw Steward: Janice Dunlop 308 3910 Tuesday Starters J. Dunlop and J. Montgomery Round 1 Championship Matches: No 1 Tee 9.30 W. Parr v A. Grant, 9.36 V. Moore v L. Wackrow, 9.42 C. Trott v S. Elliott, 9.48 H. Lovett v S. Lemon, 9.54 K. Robb v A. Hopwood Non-qualifiers Bisque Par Round No 10 Tee 9.30 J. Guilford, B. Watkins, B. Gregory 9.36 D. Hinton, A. Hunt, F. Matsinger 9.42R. Fail, M. Bean, B. Cameron 9.48 K. Read, E. Porter, G. Lane 9.54 P. Bell, J. McArthur, E. Langford 10.00 J. Welch, J. Montgomery, J. Leferink

All players who have byes are welcome to report at 9.30a.m. for a 10.00 a.m. start Nine Hole Men and Women’s Section Thursday April 3rd Rnd 2 Sue Bunt – Stroke, Rnd 3 Jean Drummond - Putting Nine Hole Convenors – Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 and Wendy Smith 308 9207 Saturday 29th March Medal, Rnd 2 Bonnington Cup - report 8.20 a.m. for 8.45 a.m. start All women players welcome to join weekend ladies Club Captain – Jenny Williams 308 2081

Tinwald Golf Club Saturday round of the 3500 March 29 Sundays draw will be at the clubhouse. Players are asked to report at least 15 minutes prior to their start time. No 1 Tee 8.00, J Schofield, G King, P Hefford, D Green. 8.07, T Kittikote, A Chaikaew, S Stringer, R Turnbull. 8.14, C Hart, P Roulston, J Fechney, T Newton. 8.21, B McFarlane, R Watson, K Venmore, S McCloy. 8.28, J McLaren, C Paulin, C Davies, P Lane. 8.35, T Reynolds, J Moses, P Trembath, M VanderKrogt No 7 Tee 8.00, C Bell, P Bell, M Kamate, C Middleton.

8.07, B Walsh, P Johnson, G Jansen, P Hunt. 8.14, S Wilson, P Elliot, W Blair, K Read. 8.21, R Kirdy, S Kennedy, J Moorren, G McCormick. 8.28, R Simms, T Kingsbury, S Cowie, A J Kerr. 8.35, M Argyle, G Argyle, G Rennie, A Anderson. No 13 Tee 8.00, J Hylands, V Hylands, T Johnson, D Cockburn. 8.07, B Kirdy, I Kennedy, K Bufton, C Geddes. 8.14, B Kirdy, M Kennedy, B Harris, D Wellman. 8.21, S Jones, T Wilson, J Steenson, L Bell. 8.28, A Gray, N Gill, M Carter, K Fox. 8.35, W Parr, V Moore, K McAuliffe, J Williams. No 1 Tee 12.00, N Heney, S Anderson, B Jary, M Ewing. 12.06, W Lloyd, K Greenaway, L Moore, C Grant. 12.12, P Hooper, N Mills, W Eddington, T Clarke. 12.18, J Smitheram, S Kircher, M Young, S Stratford. 12.24, M Thomas, A Marshall, D Small, J Small. 12.30, L McGee, J Smith, R Thompson, Saki. 12.36, R Wards, N Rayner, J Williamson, G Ackerly. 12.42, B Collins, W Collins, P Bradford, A Hopwood 12.48, L Spence, J Woodham, C Miller, K Bonnington. 12.54, M Fine, N Joyce, W Smith, B Smith. 1.00, G McCormick, M Banks, L Smeath, C Holders. No 7 Tee 12.00, K Gray, W Mellish, G Smith, A Barrie. 12.06, S Ross, G Hubbard, J Hurst, D Hunt.

12.12, B Peddie, B Green, D Lye, S Moore. 12.18, S Webster, K Whiting, A Bradley, E Wenger. 12.24, B Henderson, S Calder, K Turner, M Daniel. 12.30, R Ford, R Hewson, J Moses, M Duncan. 12.36, P Greer, H Niles, M Williams, P Boon. 12.42, R Feutz, A Moore, P Marshall, R Bruce. 12.48, W Anglem, E Tulip, B Rouse, C Mapu. 12.54, L Jackson, R Harris, R Chatterton, G Russell. No 13 Tee 12.00, C Knight, H Argyle, W Stevenson, H Aynsley. 12.06, S Newman, J Peacock, J Moore, A Lilley. 12.12, J VanderHeide, V Prendergast, N Webb, J Webb. 12.18, J Beardsley, E Collins, D Bell, S Lane. 12.24, D Boon, M Whiting, K McCrea, J Holmes. 12.30, J Evans, M Wederell, B Cochrane, J Smith. 12.36, M Moore, S Mee, W Bruce, Hillary. 12.42, J Shanks, A Browne, D Gill, S King. 12.48, A Maxwell, D Lucas, P May, K Clucas. 12.54, D Allan, M Beach, C Whiting, A Millar.

Tinwald Women April 1 Meeting and Clubhouse Draw 9 15 am report. Marie Smitheram 4 BBB(drawn partners). 9Hole Women 4 BBB Starters J Bruhns, R Kinvig Cards V Prendergast, D Mitchell Tea am G Whipp; pm M Colville, T O’Connell

Waikato harness Today at Cambridge Raceway

Harness Racing Waikato’s meeting at Cambridge Raceway on March 27. NZ Meeting number: 5. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10. 1 5.45pm (NZT) CAMBRIDGE TAB AMATEUR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE $5500, 4yo+ c1 to c3 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 07796 Kleen N Shine (1) fr .......................F Phelan 2 79080 Libby Jaccka (2) fr ...........................P Scaife 3 59305 Clancy’s Icon (3) fr ........................S Yoakley 4 90502 Riverboat Sue (4) fr ............. J Kriechbaumer 5 90756 With A Vengeance (5) fr ....................W Rich 6 01603 Harry The Maori (6) fr ...................... T Vince 7 62275 Hunua Honey (7) fr.........................S Phillips 8 41240 Howzat (8) fr ................................. K Judson 9 23941 Kotare Kano (21) fr.................... N Chalmers 10 32637 Easy For Cullen (22) fr ...............M Northcott 11 67904 Lucky John (23) fr ...........................A Shand 2 6.15pm NOVOTEL TAINUI JEWELS ACCOM PACKAGES HCP TROT $6000, 5yo+ c2 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 51363 Sapphire Castleton (1) fr ...............P Butcher 2 30997 Bet Online (U1) fr ..........................N Chilcott 3 42535 Tommiray (1) 10 ...................... B Butcher (J) 4 11782 Madisonz Luck (U1) 25 .............S McCaffrey

5 19516 Silver Stream (1) 35 .................. J Abernethy 6 4146x Topnotch Dream (2) 35 ........ D Ferguson (J) 3 6.45pm PGG WRIGHTSON YEARLING SALES GRADUETTE MBL PACE $19,000, 2yo fillies mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 7 Smart By Design (1) fr ............ T Macfarlane 2 1 Bettor Be Supreme (2) fr ................T Herlihy 3 2153 Unforgiving (3) fr ...........................S Lawson 4 5 Mystical Pocket (4) fr .................... B Mangos 5 9 Santanna Jewel (5) fr .....................S Phelan 4 7.15pm CAMBRIDGE TAB MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c2 to c3 +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 52831 Jack Bates fr ................................ Scratched 2 12000 Imajollywally (1) fr ............... S Abernethy (J) 3 80886 Viewfield Apache (2) fr ............ S Butcher (J) 4 10521 Cullies Delight (3) fr ......................T Mitchell 5 44833 Celtic Warrior (4) fr ........................P Butcher 6 62275 Hunua Honey (5) fr............................L Hollis 7 63244 Sky Major (6) fr ............................. B Purdon 8 72148 Mullingar Mac (7) fr ................. B Butcher (J) 5 7.45pm FAIRVIEW MOTORS CAMBRIDGE TROT $5500, 3yo+ c1 trot, stand, 2200m 1 13160 Sir George Grey (1) fr .................J Stormont 2 66307 Jimmys Girl (2) fr.......................... C Webber 3 30x06 Te Kouka Breeze (3) fr ................M Nicholas

4 95093 Door Slammer (4) fr ......................P Butcher 5 07036 Celeris (5) fr .................................R Downey 6 00420 Showtime Lady (6) fr ......................J I Dickie 7 75107 Noodles (7) fr .......................... T Macfarlane 8 46100 No Go Slow Briton (8) fr ................. G Martin 9 46905 Zimple (9) fr........................................L Neal 10 07891 Djokovic (U1) fr ..................................L Chin 11 53830 King Of Cool (U2) fr .....................M Teaz (J) 12 21009 Ton Tine (U3) fr .............................S Lawson 13 06874 Sundon’s Mountain (U4) fr ............N Chilcott 6 8.10pm DUNSTAN FEEDS JUNIOR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE $6000, 4yo+ mares c1 to c2, c3 with cond. mob. pace jun.d, mobile, 2200m 1 3959P Kate Caterina (1) fr .....................A Grant (J) 2 25842 No Liability (2) fr ................... D Ferguson (J) 3 09321 Shardon’s Pearl (3) fr ............ A Poutama (J) 4 56678 Pacific Rapture (4) fr ............ S McMullan (J) 5 30658 Tactful Lady (5) fr .........................A Veint (J) 6 42776 Bettor Romance (6) fr ............ S Grayling (J) 7 38081 Heart Of Jessie (U1) fr ........ S Abernethy (J) 7 8.35pm PRINTECH HANDICAP PACE $7000, 4yo+ c2 & faster +claimers discrhcp pace, stand, 2200m 1 98199 Kilarney Guy (1) fr ........................J Moka (J) 2 41663 Steel The Light (U1) fr ........ J MacKinnon (J) 3 71419 Mach’s Gem (1) 10.............. S Abernethy (J)

18577 JD’s Dream (2) 10 .................. S Grayling (J) 44833 Celtic Warrior (3) 10 ......................P Butcher 67379 Spirit And Desire (1) 20................ B Mangos 38795 Westburn Courage (U1) 20 ..... S Butcher (J) 18004 Beaming Jay (U2) 20 .............. T Macfarlane 20041 Underwood Road (1) 30....................L Hollis 20555 Carlos (2) 30 ........................ D Ferguson (J) 11014 Pembrook Benny (1) 65 ................ B Purdon 8 9.00pm MITRE 10 MEGA CAMBRIDGE MOBILE PACE $5500, 4yo+ c1, c2 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 70009 Winstone P (1) fr .......................... B Mangos 2 7986P No Apachemee (2) fr....................M Teaz (J) 3 73857 Imaginary Life (3) fr .......................P Butcher 4 77788 Russian Alsu (4) fr .........................M Collins 5 59616 Seven Blue Chips (5) fr ..................S Phelan 6 63053 Vote For Me (6) fr .......................P Ferguson 7 38090 Silent Night (7) fr ...........................T Mitchell 8 97109 Miss Lara (8) fr ........................ T Macfarlane 9 x5698 Merstique Desire (21) fr ................N Chilcott 10 0x685 Naenae Tabman (22) fr ...............A Donnelly 9 9.25pm ZONE BAR AT SKYCITY MOBILE PACE $5500, 2yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 x979x Art Angel (1) fr ............................. B Mangos 2 9x6 Lady Maria (2) fr.............................. P Young

3 0x Zoltina (3) fr....................................S Phelan 4 90 Stand Sure (4) fr ...........................P Butcher 5 8x0 Victor Ideal (5) fr ..................... S Butcher (J) 6 47335 Idealistic (6) fr ...........................D Alexander 7 9 God’s Delight fr ............................ Scratched 8 0 Field Of Courage (7) fr ............ B Butcher (J) 9 05204 The Merchant Banker (21) fr .......J Stormont 10 09844 Acton Town (22) fr ........................ C Webber 11 43008 Living By Chance (23) fr ............P Ferguson 12 Spare Change fr........................... Scratched 13 879x7 Souvenir Glory (24) fr............ A Poutama (J) 14 56955 Tiger Tamer (25) fr ........................T Mitchell Emergency: God’s Delight 10 9.50pm HARNESS JEWELS AT CAMBRIDGE MAY 31 MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 82601 Ineedanorvic (1) fr .......................A Donnelly 2 48147 Smooth Delight (2) fr .................... B Mangos 3 48157 Triple Bouquet (3) fr ................ T Macfarlane 4 11335 Destination Moon (4) fr ..................J I Dickie 5 155 Civoniceva (5) fr ............................S Lawson 6 09046 Speak Up (6) fr............................. G Noakes 7 1403 Its All On (7) fr ............................P Ferguson 8 4830x Handlebar Hank (8) fr ...................T Mitchell 9 34805 Miro Bay (21) fr .............................P Butcher 10 85505 Waipipi Falcon (22) fr ....................N Chilcott

8 33575 Opawa Stretch 30.33 J & ................D Fahey 7.57pm HAMPDEN TAVERN RACING SERIES HEAT NZRSq, 520m 1 76336 Opawa Swede 29.95 J &.................D Fahey 2 68678 Speedy Kazza 30.46 .................J McInerney 3 11411 Magic Emily 30.15 H &........................Taylor 4 44312 What I Like 30.59 ......................J McInerney 5 5636x Opawa Rapid 30.54 L & ..................... Wales 6 77463 Not A Know 30.33 ........................A Waretini 7 56213 Jinja Power 30.41 J & .....................D Fahey 8 53833 Opawa Casper 30.20 L & ................... Wales 9 8.22pm LITTLE BROWN JUG SPRINT C5, 295m 1 61556 Swip And Tear 17.28 H & ....................Taylor 2 35616 Hustler Ambition 17.31....... Melissa Roberts 3 37156 Cawbourne Dasher 17.19 W & ......... Nissen 4 46181 Homebush Mayhem 17.26 ........J McInerney 5 23213 Mr. Whippy 17.17 W & ....................... Nissen 6 57436 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 7 81415 Go Housie 17.03 ............................G Cleeve 8 11131 Terra Annie 17.22............................. B Dann 9 44276 Zebidiah 17.02 ..........................A Bradshaw 10 7535x Wandy Geno 17.27 ........................G Cleeve 10 8.49pm PUBLICANS CUP STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 15614 Gordon Bale 30.07 .......................C Roberts 2 35213 Russell Hart 30.03 ....................J McInerney 3 11881 Raw Energy 29.89 ....................J McInerney 4 24571 Deanne’s Fantasy 30.42 J & ...........D Fahey

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M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting at Addington Raceway on March 27. NZ Meeting number: 10. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12. 1 4.52pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C4, 295m 1 73567 Will Excite 17.36 .......................... L Waretini 2 42778 Sprinkles 17.33 .........................J McInerney 3 16464 Wandy Grant 17.19 ........................G Cleeve 4 17273 Cawbourne Tomcat 17.18 W &.......... Nissen 5 33464 Red Carpet 17.29...........................G Cleeve 6 78885 Deanne’s Magic 17.26 ...............D Stapleton 7 66623 Trans Tasman 17.23 ..................R Blackburn 8 52788 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 9 38576 Team Dream 17.44 C & ..................... Fagan 10 85887 Blonde Tori 17.47 ......................A Bradshaw 2 5.15pm (NZT) HURUNUI HOTEL DASH C5, 295m 1 43187 Rusty Knife 17.26 W & ...................... Nissen 2 61323 Billy West 17.18 .....................M K Dempsey 3 15163 Sophie’s Terra 17.10 C & ................... Fagan 4 52342 Know Advantage 17.04 ..................G Cleeve 5 21412 Hetfield 17.36 ...............................C Roberts 6 57165 Know Escape 17.02 .......................G Cleeve 7 17513 Botany Pete nwtd ......................J McInerney 8 62345 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 9 44276 Zebidiah 17.02 ..........................A Bradshaw 10 12774 Cawbourne Jelly 17.19 W & .............. Nissen 3 5.35pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK DASH C4,

295m 1 65466 Opawa Style nwtd L & ........................ Wales 2 61566 Star Dreamer 17.34 C & .................... Fagan 3 66254 Explodable 17.27 ..............................M Flipp 4 32385 Wandy Chick 17.36 ........................G Cleeve 5 64278 Know Favours 17.37 ......................G Cleeve 6 62233 Smash Rumour 17.42 ..................... M Grant 7 24427 Botany Prancer 17.20 ...............J McInerney 8 46735 Butterbean 17.29 M & .....................P Binnie 9 54886 Mer De Noms 17.32 ..................R Blackburn 10 84x87 Know Trust 17.23 ...........................G Cleeve 4 5.57pm (NZT) THE MILLER BAR & CAFE STAKES C3, 520m 1 34246 Banbit 30.57 B & .............................. T Shaw 2 23686 Pseudonym 30.52 .....................R Blackburn 3 67856 Opawa Bro 30.38 L & ......................... Wales 4 87137 Jibbajabba Jewel 30.46................C Roberts 5 65886 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 6 28275 Waimak Dave 30.88 ..................J McInerney 7 14434 Gee Cee Bee 30.70 ...................H Anderton 8 42152 Opawa Zara 30.64 J & ....................D Fahey 9 58845 Lochinvar Camaro 30.40 ..............C Roberts 10 65573 Bigtime Kelina 30.36 M & ..................Jopson 5 6.27pm (NZT) ANGLER’S ARMS TAVERN SPRINT C4, 295m 1 17536 Rambunctious 17.67 .................A Bradshaw 2 8x845 Batiatus 17.34 ...........................R Blackburn

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23272 Know Charity 17.35........................G Cleeve 26621 Homebush Craig 17.29 ...................... I Kaye 71876 Georgie Wong 17.16 ......................... J Rush 75525 Another Colt 17.19 ....................J McInerney 58577 Wandy Hallee 17.29 .......................G Cleeve 61186 As Far As 17.37 .........................D Stapleton 38576 Team Dream 17.44 C & ..................... Fagan 88x87 Wandy Jewel 17.39 .....................D Kingston 6 6.57pm ISLINGTON TAVERN RACING SERIES HEAT NZRSq, 520m 1 33146 Opawa Webby 30.38 L & ................... Wales 2 71774 Bob’s Eye 30.69 ........................J McInerney 3 65361 Opawa Jed 30.06 J & ......................D Fahey 4 15288 Opulent 30.44 ...............................R Adcock 5 21388 Harlem Haka 30.51 ...................J McInerney 6 24314 Jinjarango 29.93 J & .......................D Fahey 7 16526 Rodriguez 30.74..................................A Lee 8 41812 Stolen Money 30.24 .......................G Cleeve 7 7.27pm COALGATE TAVERN RACING SERIES HEAT NZRSq, 520m 1 25143 Bone Nerd 30.62 ........................D Stapleton 2 15655 Opawa No Ear 30.18 L & ................... Wales 3 65144 Know Attempt 30.20.......................G Cleeve 4 41155 Charlie’s Choice 30.45 ..................R Adcock 5 25114 Homebush Chopper 30.21 ........J McInerney 6 22224 Botany Kevin 30.56 ...................J McInerney 7 86355 Joyville 30.58 ............................J McInerney


51828 Cawbourne Witch 30.64 ...............C Roberts 2512 Cracking Chain nwtd J & .................D Fahey 11378 Brighton Bullet 30.01 J & ................D Fahey 32547 Wild Grove 30.41 .........................C Roberts 25888 Goldstar Bella 30.48 S &.................B Evans 12577 Pindari 30.25 ............................Matt Roberts 11 9.13pm GLENBYRE TAVERN STAKES C3, 520m 1 32467 Air Flow 30.75 ........................... M Robinson 2 31188 Nom De Plume 30.65................R Blackburn 3 54248 Kin Nikki 30.36 ............................. L Waretini 4 52525 Take A Trick 30.62 .............................M Flipp 5 44x57 Know Peril 30.62 ............................G Cleeve 6 46878 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney 7 87721 No Undies Sundy 30.39 ............J McInerney 8 57144 Opawa Bomb 30.67 L & ..................... Wales 9 58845 Lochinvar Camaro 30.40 ..............C Roberts 10 65573 Bigtime Kelina 30.36 M & ..................Jopson 12 9.38pm SPEIGHT’S DASH C5, 295m 1 22434 Iona Haka 17.44........................J McInerney 2 6238x More Better 16.99 W &...................... Nissen 3 11131 Sozin’s Comet 16.94 .................J McInerney 4 12318 Quedrago 17.28 C & .......................... Fagan 5 15542 Take No Prisoner 17.17 .................G Cleeve 6 14175 Excuse Please 17.35 .................. J McMillan 7 47535 Know Pride 17.26...........................G Cleeve 8 1774x Cawbourne Burn 17.24 ............Matt Roberts 9 87147 Pearl’s Boy 17.19 ...........................G Cleeve 10 56374 Two Ways 17.30 B & ........................ T Shaw


Thursday, March 27, 2014


In brief

Perry out with hamstring strain By Jonathan Leask

Crusaders prop Tim Perry will miss tomorrow night’s clash with the Hurricanes because of a hamstring strain that also threatens his ticket to South Africa. Perry strained his hamstring at training last week in the Crusaders bye week which has ruled him out for the round seven match in Christchurch with a potential three weeks stint on the side-lines. “We were doing a breakdown drill and it just felt like a cramp,” the former Mid Canterbury player said. “It will probably be three weeks until I come right but nothings 100 per cent sure yet.” With Perry out of action and fellow loosehead prop Joe Moody still recovering from the leg he broke in last year’s NPC final, All Black Wyatt Crockett keeps his starting berth and the Crusaders have had to call in Daniel Lienert-Brown to provide cover from the reserve bench. Lienert-Brown has been in the Crusaders Knights development team and has been training with the squad in the absence of Moody.

The Crusaders are bound for Africa next week for dates with the Lions in Johannesburg, then the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein before a rematch with the Chiefs in Hamilton on Easter weekend. Perry was doubtful he would come right in time for the twogame South African leg but with four weeks training he is determined to be back to face the Chiefs. Even if he was to come right early, with the Crusaders being low on loosehead props Perry wouldn’t be released to club duties and a potential run-a-round for Rakaia. While it was bad news for Perry, the clash with the Hurricanes will see Crusaders captain Kieran Read play his 100th game for the franchise. After tinkering with the backline in the opening four matches, the backline remains unchanged from the win over the Rebels with Lienert-Brown in for Perry the only change in the 23-man squad. Perry isn’t the only injury worry ahead of the South African leg as halfback Willi Heinz (calf strain) and George Whitelock (adductor) won’t be risked this weekend.

Tim Perry is recovering from a hamstring strain.

Crusaders team to play the Hurricanes: 1 Wyatt Crockett, 2 Ben Funnell, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 6 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd, 8 Kieran Read (c), 9 Andy Ellis, 10 Colin Slade, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 12 Tom Taylor, 13 Ryan Crotty (vc), 14 Nafi Tuitavake, 15 Israel Dagg, Reserves:16 Codie Taylor, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Dominic Bird , 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Kieron Fonotia, 23 Nemani Nadolo.

The battle for the Browning Shield returns to the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre this weekend and the hosts are out to break a 33-year long drought of wins. The new format for the 78-year-old Canterbury Country tennis trophy was success-

fully trialled last year where all of the senior representative teams played the roundrobin at one venue over one weekend. After a number of seasons featuring defaults as teams struggled to conjure up enough to travel throughout the season, the one-weekend format proved a hit especially for Mid Canterbury who had been unable to field a team of six men

and six women since 2010. Ellesmere won all three of their matches last year to take the shield for the 17th time, and third in three years. Host Mid Canterbury combined with the West Coast last year but will go it alone this time, with top players Rhys Cromie, Neil McCann, Ashleigh Leonard and Stacey Hopwood available for most matches.

North Canterbury have combined with Hurunui and 23time winners Malvern, and winners of the shield in 10 of the last 15 seasons, complete the draw. Mid Canterbury-West Coast meet North Canterbury-Hurunui in round one, defending champions Ellesmere in round two and then Malvern in round three.


Maadi crews make up for lost time By Jonathan Leask

After losing 10 hours of racing on Tuesday, the Maadi Cup secondary schools’ rowing regatta resorted to time trial racing yesterday. “It was the quickest way to eliminate the slower boats and get to the quarterfinals,” Ashburton College rowing coach Steve Beveridge said. The repechage was reduced to a race against a clock with some of the college crews able to advance to today’s semi-

Canterbury muscled their way to the top of the domestic one-day cricket competition standings with a six-wicket win over Northern Districts today (weds) and they will see the same opponents again in the playoffs this weekend. Canterbury’s victory at Hagley Oval ensured they claimed top spot at the expense of ND and the winner of their contest at the same venue on Sunday will go straight through to next weekend’s final. Canterbury will be high on confidence after their final-round win was set up by seamer Ryan McCone, who took career-best figures of 6-19, as ND were bowled out for 119 with only two players making double figures.

Ankle injury or not, Cory Jane appears to no longer be a certain starter for the Hurricanes. Jane has played for the Wellington-based franchise since 2007 and has been one of their most influential figures in recent seasons but currently he is out of favour. The 45-test All Black missed last Friday’s loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin with an ankle sprain but he revealed on Monday he wouldn’t have been picked anyway. After playing the first three games of the season on the wing, Jane was absent from the Hurricanes’ 60-27 win over the Cheetahs two weeks ago with a broken nose. Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett said the 31-year-old would have to earn his spot back when he is fit given the strong form of incumbents Julian Savea and Alapati Leiua.

Maria meets Serena

Senior reps battle for Browning Shield

Canterbury on top

Jane not starting?


By Jonathan Leask

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finals, while other still faced quarterfinals. In the boys’ under 17 single Benji Barry and Matthew Beveridge both finished fourth in their respective quarterfinals to advance to semi-finals. Georgia Lysaght had a busy day with five races, missing out in the girls’ under 17 single quarter after advancing through the repechage, the under 17 coxed four and the under 17 double with Jemma Rotch, but her under 17 quad (with Olivia Fleming, Wall and Rotch,

cox Madeleine Evans) advanced from the repechage to the semifinals. The girls’ under 18 novice double of Veronica Wall and Jordyn Kell advanced to the semi-finals after coming third in their quarterfinal, while Sarah Hazelhurst and Grace Wilson were eighth. The girls’ under 15 double of Wall and Wilson were second and advance to the semifinas today. Both the boys’ under 17 doubles were knocked out after finishing fifth.

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will have a rematch of their 2013 final in the Miami Masters semi-finals after both advanced in formidable style on yesterday. Sharapova, who has not beaten the world number one American since 2004 and has lost 14 consecutive matches in the rivalry, regained her big-match confidence after twice being pushed to three sets by defeating Petra Kvitova 7-5 6-1. Top seed Williams pounded German fifth seed Angelique Kerber 6-2 6-2, taking 62 minutes and ending with seven aces and four breaks of serve in windy conditions.

Man City wins 3-0 Manchester United manager David Moyes has once again called on the club’s supporters to show patience after his side fell to a sixth home defeat of the campaign against Manchester City. While City’s 3-0 success yesterday took them to within touching distance of the Premier League summit, United’s defeat left them 12 points below the Champions League places with only seven games of the season remaining.

Broken neck

Steve Beveridge

Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett says the Knights will give stricken back-rower Alex McKinnon all the help he needs to recover from the broken neck he sustained against Melbourne on Monday. McKinnon is in a Melbourne hospital waiting to find out if there will be any longterm damage from the fractured C4 and C5 vertebrae in his neck.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014




The worst performance in Wayne Smith’s time at the Chiefs will leave a few players fearing for their spots against the Bulls this weekend. The Chiefs were almost unrecognisable in last week’s loss to the Force, more reminiscent of an earlier incarnation of the franchise rather than the championship calibre of the last couple of seasons. Smith was blunt in his assessment of his side’s display and, ahead of their visit to Loftus Versfeld on Sunday morning, warned that many Chiefs had cause for concern ahead of Friday’s team naming. “We’re considering all options,” said the assistant coach “There will be a fair bit of anxiety this week around player selection, I guess. “When you perform like that every player is up for a selection competition. We’ve been known for keeping edge in the team by changing people and not putting up with poor performances. So I’d say that applies to everyone this week and there will be a bit of an edge.” - APNZ

SPORTS RESULTS ■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club 9 Hole Tournament March 21 Best Gross: J. Tutton 40 in Grade 1; runner up V. Johnston 53; 3rd G. Hamilton with 55. Best Net was won by A. Maw with 35, then H. Cuthbert 37 and L. O’Hanlon 37 on countback. In Grade 2 the Best Gross winner was G. McKirdy with 61, then J. Chisholm 61 on countback and E. Ward with 62. Best Net winner was S. Graham 37, B. Ingles 39 and R. O’Brien 40. Best Putting was D. Knight 13 and N. Costin 14. 2nd Shot Closest to Pin No 2 was L. O’Hanlon and on No 12 G. McKirdy Longest drive on No 9 was A. Maw and on No 11 was R. O’Brien. There were 2 team prizes: M. Sherriff, J. Sheppard, I. McDonald and M. Hill and A. Fleming, D. Sandry, D. Ellery and A. Smith Twos: Gail McKirdy Twilight Results March 20 Stroke 0-6: Steve Anderson 33, Josh Smith 34, Tony Sheppard 36, Matt Fine 36, Mark Argyle 36, John Smitheram 36 b/l. 7-10: Eugene Davis 31, Paul Lane 31,Kerry Venmore 33, Steve McCloy 33, Chris Bell 34. 11 plus: Tony McAndrew 36, Greg Prendergast 37, Jock Young 38. Women 0-16: Marilyn Bennett 33, Barb Harris 37, Pam McAndrew 37, Belinda Kirdy 37. 17 plus: Marg Reddecliffe 37. Bayley’s nearest the pin; # 2 Pam McAndrew. # 12 Andrew Barrie. Two’s: Di Bell, Joyce VanderHeide, Andrew Barrie, Snow Pierce, Jason McLaren. Classic Hits longest drive: Belinda Kirdy March 22 Stroke – Captain versus President match Match halved 14 all Best scores: Alan Lilley 66, Brent Smith 66, Albert Biddick 68, Wayne Ross 68, Ton Kittikote 69, Eddie Tulip 69, Ryan Ford 70, Gordon Rennie 70, Owen Everest 70, Riki Shearer 70, Wayne Smith 70, Richard Hewson 70, Andrew Barrie 70. Women stroke: Wendy Stevenson 71, Sue Newman 74. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Barb Harris. Gluyas Ford # 6; W Lloyd. Bedrock Bar and Stonegrill # 12; John Smitheram. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Dave Gill. Two’s: Wayne Ross, Adam Marshall, John Smitheram, Ryan Ford, Gordon Rennie, Kevin Greenaway. Net Eagle; # 10 Not struck

■ Shooting Smallbore Rifle Shooting Mayfield Rifle Club March 24 P McClintoch 92.1, A Donaldson 97.1, B Nordqvist 77, T Nordqvist 66, C Nordqvist 98.5, J Fleming 94.2.

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Daily Events Thursday 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Beginners and maintenance class. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am JEAN’S LINE DANCE. Line dance low impact, Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Large variety of toys for hire. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East.

Friday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 11.30am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH TINWALD. Drop in for a cuppa and chat. Cnr Jane and Thomson Street, TINWALD. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter,

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop, sale of pre-loved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church. Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research upstairs. 254 Cameron Street. 10.30am - 12noon. ASHBURTON PARENTS CENTRE, PLAYGROUP, kids play, parents relax with a cuppa. Parents Centre Rooms, Netherby Shopping Centre, Chalmers Avenue.

Fit kidz, St David’s Union Church, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 10.30am - 3.30pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Round boxe continued and chat. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises in the Social hall, Havelock Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, every one welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM Classic aircraft on display 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Rd. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. Euchre, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street. 1.30pm ARTHRITIS GET TOGETHER. Talk, Trevor Wilson Centre, Tancred Street. 2.00pm CAVENDISH CLUB.


including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 2.00pm TINWALD GARDEN CLUB. Michael O’Callaghan speaking on guardian maintenance. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street.

Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Public notice of application for on-licence, off-licence, or club licence (or application for variation of conditions of onlicence, off-licence, or club licence). Methven Pubs Ltd, 137 Main Street, Methven, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the issue (or renewal or variation of conditions) of an off licence in respect of the premises situated at 137 Main Street, Methven, known as the Brown Pub. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is: Hotel/Bottle Store The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Across the bar: 8am - 11pm Monday to Sunday, except on the Thursday before Good Friday, on Easter Saturday, and on Christmas Eve, and on the day before Anzac Day, may only be sold between 7am - 12 midnight. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee 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 15 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 Committee, PO Box 94, Ashburton District Council No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. The first was on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

2.00pm R.S.A. WOMENS SECTION. A.G.M. R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.00pm NEWCOMERS NETWORK. Free workshop cross cultural communication. Community Link room. Cnr Cass and Moore Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time / sequence dancing. Learn to dance, all welcome. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. Travel circle, speaker Knox Hampton. 31 Tancred Street. 7.00pm NEWCOMERS NETWORK. Cultural evening, super programme, games for the whole family. Hockey Pavilion, Walnut Avenue. 8.00pm MID CANTERBURY S.P.C.A. Annual General Meeting, Ashburton Community Link Room, Cnr Moore and Cass Street.

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Puzzles Thursday, March 27, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Did some gambling on the chopping-board? (5) 4. Post in street of rod and ball construction (7) 8. Some of the soldiers have a special job made up of rackets (4-5) 9. Instruction to repeat first booking is to follow (3) 10. Has to depend on it: learn how to adapt (7) 12. Lose one’s footing on the journey (4) 14. A crime involving first criticism of the potter’s art (7) 17. The French keep such fever at a distance (4) 18. A taste of film to come in the caravan (7) 20. What printer uses in certain knowledge (3) 21. It’s a prerequisite for the state (9) 23. When the Saint one is called for comes up in the calendar (4-3) 24. Prod dugout in the Northeast (5)






8 10 11 12


14 15 16 17


19 20


DOWN 1. Resolution made me tired of turning to the country (13) 2. Chess man otherwise known as a bird (6) 3. Indeed an apartment may have one feeling low (8) 4. Don’t allow one a place to get a drink (3) 5. Make elephant upset, swallowing vegetable (4) 6. To the French, a stream of hair colouring (6) 7. A paper dance is arranged at which one ceases to exist (13)

11. Characteristic of one in putting 19 up (5) 13. A mention in dispatches for action it carried out (8) 15. Sort of bed starts under mattress – that’s claptrap (6) 16. Having kinship with fifty in ideal form (6) 19. It bites up some of the medicament (4) 22. Vote against it making the sound a horse makes (3)



YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 2. Clamp 5. Tack 7. Wood 8. Pretence 9. Monsieur 11. When 12. Resuscitation 15. Flaw 17. Macerate 19. Constant 21. Bean 22. Used 23. Tarry Down 1. Provoke 2. Cud 3. Apple 4. Pierrot 5. Toe 6. Cache 10. Squaw 11. Water 13. Compact 14. Outrage 16. Lions 18. Cater 20. Sad 21. Bay



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QUICK Across 1. Unclear 5. Bosom 8. Concentration 9. Tar 10. Throw a fit 12. Upbeat 13. Hamper 15. Extremist 16. End 18. Brothers-in-law 20. Ensue 21. Stroppy Down 1. Uncut 2. Contributions 3. Eventuate 4. Retort 5. Boa 6. Stiff upper lip 7. Monster 11. Wealthier 12. Useable 14. Fibres 17. Dowdy 19. Hoe

QUICK ACROSS 6. Thoughtful (7) 7. Calamari (5) 9. Wipe (3) 10. Watered (9) 12. Early (5,2,4) 15. Upsetting (11) 17. Permits (9) 19. Poorly (3) 21. Vicious (5) 22. Worry (7)

DOWN 1. Commenced (5) 2. Inquire (3) 3. Finished (4) 4. Crouching (9) 5. Quandary (7) 8. Children (6) 11. Broken into pieces (9) 13. Sporting venues (6) 14. Hardships (7) 16. Ecstasy (5) 18. Nervous (4) 20. Colony insect (3)







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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Personally, professionally and in every aspect of your life, keep your day flexible enough to allow spontaneity and thinking on your feet. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) A time for defining your overall career objectives for the coming year is now, with time and support for the follow through. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) A good day for professional and money matters has to compete with a sense of wanderlust, with fantasies of escape trying to highjack your thoughts. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) As the Moon and Venus align in your financial sector there is a chance to put your financial instincts, desires and expectations on the same page. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) The stars make this an important day for money matters, especially when it comes to getting your head around your options and where to from here. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Forces in play on the work, relationship and social fronts all require your attention today, but fortunately they are working together. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) This is a day that brings home the importance of balance, realising you can maintain your professional edge and still have time to follow your heart. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Just 6 days into some busy months on the work front you’re being reminded by playful and adventurous forces that life can’t be all work and no play. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Your emotional responses don’t lie and a chance to give your heart and your emotional responses a voice is something you can’t afford to waste. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) There will be times today when you need to keep your money or professional hats on, but times when your relationships are a priority. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) An alignment between the Moon and Venus is giving you a strong and confident sense of what your heart and instincts are telling you. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) What starts life as a desire or something from within your imagination can be nurtured, over time sparking something real and tangible.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

PEACH, Marjory Edna (Madge) – On March 24, 2014. Very dearly loved mother and mother in law of Marjorie (Di) and Mal Trewavas. Wonderful nana of Paul and Cherie, Kelvin, dearly loved friend of Kim and much loved great grandmother of Danielle, Samantha, Morgan and McKenzie. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

to ensure publication. During office hours notices may also be sent to:

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NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30

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isolated snow thunder flurries

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60 plus

Canterbury Plains

Canterbury High Country



Fine with light winds.

Mainly fine. Cloud increasing in the evening and patchy drizzle developing. Northeasterlies.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

A slow-moving high lies over the country through to the weekend. On Sunday, a trough approaches the south of the South Island from the west.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers


NZ Today

overnight max low



Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: SW easing to 20 km/h from afternoon.




mainly fine


FZL: Above 3000m


mainly fine


mainly fine







Fine. Northwest breezes.



Often cloudy, with patchy drizzle. Light winds.




Fine with high cloud. Northwesterlies.







Partly cloudy. Light winds.

High cloud. Northwesterlies.


mainly fine

Often cloudy, with patchy drizzle. Light winds.

World Weather

Adelaide Amsterdam Bangkok Berlin Brisbane Cairns Cairo Calcutta Canberra Colombo Darwin Dubai Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt

thunder fine fine cloudy thunder thunder fine fine rain rain fine showers showers showers cloudy

FZL: Above 3000m

Geneva Hobart Hong Kong Honolulu Islamabad Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Madrid Melbourne Moscow Nadi New Delhi

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fine rain fine showers cloudy drizzle thunder showers rain fine fine rain fine showers fine

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7:33 1:43 7:54 2:13 8:25 2:36 8:48 3:06 9:15 3:27 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:43 am Set 7:33 pm


Good fishing Rise 3:08 am Set 5:11 pm

New moon

31 Mar 7:46 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:44 am Set 7:31 pm



Rise 4:20 am Set 5:48 pm

First quarter


Rise 7:45 am Set 7:29 pm

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Full moon

15 Apr 7:44 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 107.5 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday

47.5 nc

Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings




River Levels

Forecasts for today

18 -2 27 4 21 23 17 25 14 24 24 21 2 5 3

22 23 20 19 18 20 20 18 22 23 23 18 15

Palmerston North fine

Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: NW 30 km/h developing.




Midnight Tonight

30 to 59

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SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, patchy morning drizzle. Northeast winds.



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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 14.9 14.9 Max to 4pm 2.0 Minimum -1.9 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.2 16hr to 4pm March to date 84.8 Avg Mar to date 51 2014 to date 180.4 159 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 19 At 4pm Strongest gust E 28 Time of gust 3:52pm

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Whanau Living 3 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 House Guest 3 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Marlon starts to form an idea when Laurel tells him she is happy. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 Sally and Kevin are getting on well, and Sophie is hopeful of a reconciliation between them. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 2pm May The Best House Win PGR 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Shaun White. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 The Art of the Architect 0 8:30 N Mr Selfridge PGR In 1914, the world-renowned Selfridge’s celebrates its fifth anniversary. 0 9:35 N Best Bits The best and worst moments of television from the week that was. 0 10:05 Citizen Khan 3 0 10:40 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:55 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 7am The Looney Tunes Show 3 0 7:25 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Beyblades Metal Masters 0 8:15 Sofia The First 0 8:35 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 Rated A For Awesome 0 4pm Jessie 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Evan finds his feet; Harper competes for love; Kane sacrifices his love for the sake of honour. 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 0 8pm Motorway Patrol PGR 0 8:30 Arrow AO 0 9:30 20/20 0 10:30 The Originals AO

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO Tests reveal the validity of a husband’s accusations that his wife is cheating. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 2:30 Rachael Ray 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 The Block – Sky High The teams visit Spacecraft in Collingwood for a challenge. 5:30 The Simpsons Lisa is elected student-body president, but is unaware Principal Skinner is using her to enforce controversial budget cuts for the school. 0 6pm 3 News

11:10 F Seven Dwarves – The Wedding AO 3 0 12:10 The Vicar Of Dibley 3 0 12:45 Going Going Gone 3 1:15 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:40 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 Police Ten 7 3 0 Midnight Political Animals AO 3 1am RBT 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 Hart Of Dixie 3 0 3:10 Secret Life Of The American Teenager PGR 3 3:55 Jeremy Kyle USA AO 3 4:40 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:10 Golf World 0 11:40 F Underbelly – Badness AO 3 0 12:40 Blue Bloods AO 3 1:40 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials


Campbell Live Dream Factory PGR 0 CSI AO 0 Supersize – Fat for Ca$h AO Story of women who sell their size to men who like large women. 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11:35 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 2pm MasterChef USA PGR 3 The three judges introduce the remaining home cooks to the next Mystery Box Challenge. 3pm River Cottage Autumn PGR 3 Hugh throws a dinner for the River Cottage team where all the key ingredients will be foraged. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7:30 American Idol American Idol searches the United States for the next American pop star. 9:30 Bali – The Dark Side of Paradise AO To the average tourist, Bali is a dream holiday location, but it has a darker side. 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 11pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping


6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Autospeed 7am Botham On The Fly 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am Travel Wild 8:30 Cash And Cari 9am Food Safari 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am Traders And Collectors 11:30 Autospeed Noon Make My Home Bigger 12:30 iFish 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:25 Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 3:30 World’s Greenest Homes 4pm Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 4:30 Secret Meat Business 5pm International Open House 5:30 Dear Genevieve 6pm Travel Wild 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm Traders And Collectors 7:30 Bill’s Kitchen – Notting Hill 8:05 Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries 8:45 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers 9:20 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 10pm Italian Food Safari 10:30 Outland 11pm Traders And Collectors 11:30 Gator Boys


7pm 7:30 8:30 9:30

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:25 Chuggington 3 8:35 Strawberry Shortcake 8:55 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:10 Bob The Builder 3 9:20 Thomas And Friends 3 9:30 Peppa Pig 3 9:40 Wonder Pets 3 10:05 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Lois tries to get the boys to behave until Christmas by holding their presents hostage. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR 8pm American Dad PGR 8:30 Bob’s Burgers PGR 9pm South Park AO 3 9:30 F House of Lies AO Marty gets help from a surprise source as he deals with MetroCapital’s takeover attempt. 10:40 Lie to Me AO 0

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Cash And Cari 1:30 Outland AO 2am Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 2:30 Secret Meat Business 3am Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries 3:30 Dear Genevieve 4am Travel Wild 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Flatmates AO 5:30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers

10am Korero Mai 3 Beginner Level. 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 Intermediate Level. 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Joe’s World On A Plate 3 3:30 F The Backyardigans 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 2014 Waka Ama Sprints 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2

THE BOX 6am SVU MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Monk PGV 8:55 Most Shocking M 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 NCIS PGV 12:15 Criminal Intent MV 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 Most Shocking M 2:20 SVU MV 3:10 Monk PGV 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Criminal Intent MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Hell On Wheels 16VLS 9:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 Monk PGV 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 SVU MV 2:35 Law And Order MV 3:30 Hell On Wheels 16VLS 4:20 Criminal Minds 16VS 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

11pm Golf World 11:30 Sky Sport – What’s On Midnight Legends Of F1 Jackie Stewart. 1am Basketball – NBL (Replay) Adelaide 36ers v Melbourne Tigers. 3am Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) 4am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay)

SKY SPORT 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o te Motu 3 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 The Kapa 2 8:30 Greatest Sports’ Stories Of Our Time – The Announcement AO 10pm The Big Hit 2 10:30 Te Taua Moana 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown


8:30pm on TV One


6:30 Deadliest Catch PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG Romania. 8:30 MythBusters PG Breaking Glass. 9:30 Survive That! PG 10:30 Moonshiners M 11:30 Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets M Twisted Love. Noon Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets M 12:30 Nightmare Next Door M 1:30 Beauty Queen Murders M 2:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 3:30 American Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG Jet Pack. 6:30 Gold Rush – The Dirt PG 7:30 Gold Rush PG 8:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 9:30 Alaska Gold Diggers PG 10:30 Porter Ridge M Prank Wars. 11pm Fatal Encounters M


Mr Selfridge

Midnight Disappeared M 1am Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M Ho Hum Bandit. 1:30 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M Gamble On Love. 2am Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M From Starry-Eyed to Star Witness. 2:30 A Haunting M 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Brew Masters PG 5:30 A Haunting M

7:40 Below The Beltway MC 2010 Comedy. Tate Donavon, Noah Wyle. 9:10 The Possession 16VL 2012 Horror. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick. 10:45 Trance 16VLS 2013 Crime. James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson. 12:25 Prometheus 16V 2012 Sci-fi. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender. 2:30 Lost Treasure Of The Maya MVLS 2009 Action. Michael Madsen. 4:10 No Clue 16C 2013 Comedy. Brent Butt, Amy Smart. 5:40 Cloud Atlas 16VLS 2012 Adventure. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry. 8:30 This Is The End 16VLS 2013 Comedy. James Franco, Jonah Hill. 10:20 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski. 11:50 Everything She Ever Wanted Part 1 MVS 2009 Drama. Gina Gershon, Rachel Blanchard.


1:20 The Making Of The Bourne Legacy MV 2012 1:35 Lost Treasure Of The Maya MVLS 2009 Action. Michael Madsen. 3:15 No Clue 16C 2013 Comedy. 4:45 Everything She Ever Wanted Part 1 MVS 2009 Drama.

Bali – The Dark Side of Paradise 9:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS 6am Backdraft PGL 1991 Thriller. Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Rebecca de Mornay. 8:15 The Sweetest Thing 16LS 2002 Romantic Comedy. Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair. 9:40 Layer Cake 16VLS 2004 Thriller. Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon. 11:25 Air Force One MVL 1997 Action. Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close. 1:30 Frequency MV 2000 Thriller. Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel. 3:30 The Sweetest Thing 16LS 2002 Romantic Comedy. Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair. 4:55 The Wrestler 16VLS 2008 Drama. Mickey Rourke. 6:45 Closer 16LS 2004 Drama. Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman. 8:30 Resident Evil 16V 2002 Action Thriller. 10:15 Insomnia MVL 2002 Crime.


12:15 Michael Clayton MVL 2007 Crime Drama. 2:15 The Wrestler 16VLS 2008 Drama. 4:05 Closer 16LS 2004 Drama. 5:50 Resident Evil 16V 2002 Action Thriller.

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

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Luci Askin aboard Totem during the pony championship at the Horse of the Year in Hastings.




Superb second for Askin BY JONATHAN LEASK


Luci Askin recorded the best finish from a South Island rider in a number of years when she settled for second in the Pony Championship at the Horse of the Year. “I was told that no one from the South Island had ever won it so I came pretty close,” Askin said.

“Second is still pretty good and I’m pretty happy.” Twenty-nine riders started the class, with just 11 coming back for the second round. From that point, only the top four combinations returned with Askin on Totem, Briar Burnett-Grant (Taupo) on Mighty Maximus, Sharnaye Lammers (Whangarei) on 2012 Pony of the Year, the Kaimanawa Watch Me Move, and Matthew Irvine

and Funhouse. They were all on scratch, but Burnett-Grant added four faults to her card after taking the first fence. Askin was careful to record another clear but paid for it with two time penalties before Irvine went clear without fault and in good time. Lammers gave it a good nudge but took two rails en route for the 14-year-old Irvine to take

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the win, and Askin settle for second. It was Askin’s last outing as a pony rider making the move up to hacks next year. Askin wasn’t the only local to settle for second. Zoe Shore also took out second place in the Pro-Am rider on board Zara. Jaimee Bird was second in the Pony 1.20m on Showtym Image and fourth in the Pony Champi-

onship stakes 1.25m. Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) won her fifth JB Olympic Cup on the Sunday on board Dunstan Springfield, her fifth win from five different horses. This time McVean also beat current world champion Philippe Le Jeune (Belgium), who was riding her other horse Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark but he came in second riding Susie Hayward’s stallion, Andretti.

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Ashburton Guardian March 27 2014

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Ashburton Guardian March 27 2014