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$4m in Lake Hood sections snapped up By Sue Newman Just two years after the first sod was turned in the Lake Hood Extension Project, about $4 million has been invested by future home owners in land on the lake’s shores. The 470 hectare development will provide a mix of lake side homes and lifestyle blocks. Of the 22 sections in stage eight about half have already sold and most of the lifestyle blocks in the first release have also sold, said project director Andrew Mason. The extension project will see Lake Hood more than double in size and when completed it will offer hundreds of lifestyle and residential living opportunities. Five lifestyle blocks have sold with another two in negotiations and that will just about wrap up land available in stage seven, Mr

Mason said. Work will shortly begin on stage 7b land. While titles won’t be available for sections until the last quarter of next year, project director Mr Mason said interest in home sites was steady with many inquiries translating into sales. Of the 22 sections available in stage eight about half have sold with most of the lifestyle blocks in the first stage of the development also taken. The lake extension is being developed both to provide additional housing developments and to provide an on-going supply of shingle for one of the extension project’s partners, Ashburton Contracting Ltd for use on the district’s roads. Sales in the lake extension section of Huntingdon Park have seen a greater uptake than anticipated, but from the outset the Lake Extension Trust team had been conservative in its sales estimates, Mr Mason said.

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The rapid uptake of sections and lifestyle blocks had now given the trust the confidence to push ahead with a new access road into the lake. This will take traffic off Stranges Road to the west of the existing lake access road and will wind through lifestyle blocks to connect to the original lake settlement near the Lake House. The original access road will be retained. “This will involve a lot of work as we have to work around the existing roading and infrastructure. It’s a bigger job than it looks creating the new road and bridges, but all of a sudden the front gate to the lake will be there, bigger, newer and shiner.” When it is completed the Lake Hood Extension Project will add an additional 94 hectares to the lake reserve and the area of Lake Hood will double in size. A total of seven kilometres of residential water front will be created.

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About $4 million has been invested by future home owners in land in the Lake Hood Extension Project.

Bizarre chase ends in court A man who led police on a 71 minute pursuit was yesterday handed a suspended sentence when he appeared in the Ashburton District Court. Walter James Ross, 38 of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to charges of failing to stop and breaching an extended supervision order when he appeared in front of Judge Joanna Maze yesterday. The court heard police attempted to pull Ross over when they saw him doing 115km/h on a

motorcycle near West Melton. Ross stopped to let a passenger off but then continued on towards Darfield, then to Methven, and eventually stopped at an Ashburton address. The pursuit lasted for 71 minutes and travelled 114km, and although he overtook two police cars along the way, police said Ross’ speed never went over 105km/h and he obeyed road rules at all times. When he did stop he told police he didn’t stop because he didn’t

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have a motorcycle licence and knew he was breaching the terms of his extended supervision order, which stated he could not go outside of the Ashburton District. While the offending was serious, it did not merit a disqualification, Judge Maze said. She said he was otherwise making good progress and was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon in the next 12 months. More court news, P2, 5

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Working hard on fine tuning her skills, New Zealand’s top young florist Ashburton’s Nicole Hazlehurst. By Sue Newman When you’re chasing your dream, florist Nicole Hazlehurst has discovered the chase can be a very expensive one. The young Ashburton woman, in July, won a place in the New Zealand team for the prestigious biennial WorldSkills competition in Leipzig German. The event brings together about 1000 top young tradespeople from 61 countries to compete over 45 trades categories for world titles. Nicole secured her place in the 13 strong Kiwi team after qualifying at the Ellerslie Flowershow and then winning the young florists’ section at the national WorldSkills final.

Over the next seven months she has the daunting task of raising the $30,000 she needs to take part in the event. Unlike many competitive events, this one is unsponsored and competitors must raise sufficient money for not only themselves but also for an accompanying skills expert in their field. They have to pay all expenses every step of the way, from airfares and accommodation for two people, through to uniforms, competition fees and all travel while at the event. The big ticket event will see Nicole spending the next seven months, not only brushing up her skills, studying European floristry trends and learning about the very different range of flowers she’ll be

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working with in Germany. But most of all, those months will be spent raising money. She’s applying to any and every organisation and community funder she can find and said she’s already receiving heartening support. Recently the Ashburton Garden Club, a group with a very small membership, dug into its resources and handed her a cheque for $250. Over the coming months she’ll be undertaking a host of fundraising activities as she pulls together the cash she needs to pay for airfares, accommodation, uniforms and registration of the international event. One of those will be a Florist Extravaganza at the Christchurch Horticultural Society.

Some Ashburton youth have unrealistic job expectations around pay and working hours. That’s the view of YMCA manager Avis Page who believes a poor attitude and bad work ethic by some youth has forced employers to look outside the district for workers. In an employment landscape that offers a smorgasbord of job opportunities for youth in Mid Canterbury, a particular group of people struggle for employment. “A lot of the time young people get a job and only last two or three weeks and think they don’t like that type of work because they think they should get more money so they just leave,” Ms Page said. “It doesn’t give them stability and stickablity, gone seem to be the days of getting a job and taking whatever it took until you get another one.” The YMCA had a high success rate with reintegrating their clients back into the work force, however a select bunch found it hard to maintain a job. Ms Page said it had got so bad some Ashburton employers were offering their workers an extra dollar an hour as an incentive if they turned up to work each day. “I think they should not have to pay that, but these days when people don’t have the ability or work ethic of working a full week, maybe we do need to encourage them.” The For Real bus was in Ashburton last week to lure in workers for the Christchurch rebuild where several YMCA clients signed up. Although she said it would be a “brilliant opportunity” for some, Ms Page believed others would struggle to make the cut for the training programme as they faced drug and alcohol addiction, low motivation and problems at home. “A lot of these people have outgrown the school system, were slow learners, differently abled or have behavioural issues or sometimes they have mental health issues.” YMCA adult tutor Keith Hopkins said it frustrated him that the unemployed were not able to see the opportunities offered in a district that has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Mr Hopkins said some local meat processing factories were calling for workers but were forced to seek staff offshore. “It is (a shame) when you have places like Silver Fern Farms who are desperate for staff but can’t employ locals because they can’t pass a drug test,” he said. To ease the flow, Ms Page said local employers would have to get onboard to give troubled youth an opportunity in the real world. Although, she acknowledged it could be difficult for business owners to work with some youth.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS COONEY, Laurence Killoh – On 23 November, 2012, at Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, after a short illness. Dearly loved husband and friend of Merle. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Susan (UK), Jo and Dave (Christchurch), Jude and Richard (Auckland). Treasured grandad of Amelia, and Lincoln; Lucy, and Lizzie; and Isla. Aged 73 Years. Messages to PO Box 665, Ashburton, 7740. A memorial service for Laurence will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Havelock Street, Ashburton on THURSDAY 29 November, commencing at 1.30pm. At Laurence’s request a private Cremation service has been held. Paterson’s Funeral Services, FDANZ, Ashburton O’REILLY, Elsie Jean At Rosebank Hospital on November 25, 2012. Aged 101. Devoted wife of the late Jim and mother of the late Brian. Mother-in-law of Margaret and Dave, nana of Debbie and Donna, Anthony and Mandi, Lyndall and Simon and great nana of Krystal, Byron, and Bronte. Garden flowers appreciated. A service to celebrate Elsie’s life will be held in our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton, on WEDNESDAY 28th November commencing at 1.30pm to be followed by interment at the Methven Cemetery at 4pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton O’REILLY, Elsie Jean – On November 25, 2012. Loved daughter of the late Robert and Eliza Haskett. Loved sister and sister-inlaw of Stanley and Margaret Haskett (Ashburton), the late Leslie, Doris and Gordon Campbell, and Douglas and Nina, and loved special auntie of all her nieces and nephews. REVELEY, Suzanne Mary (Sue) – It is with great sadness we announce that on Monday 26th November, 2012, Sue passed away surrounded by her loving husband and family, after a long struggle with Breast Cancer. Sue was the loving wife and best friend of Jonathon, cherished mother and friend of Ben, Todd, and Matt. Loving Nan of Hailey Marie. Loving daughter and best friend of Pauline and the late Des Santy. Loving sister of Mike (Perth). Thanks to all of Sue’s friends for their support and friendship on this journey. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Life is not measured by the years you live But the love you gave and the things you did. Your kind nature, your heart of gold They are the memories we will always hold. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ashburton Branch of Breast Cancer would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Sue’s funeral service will be held at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on THURSDAY 29th November, commencing at 10.30am thereafter interment at the Ashburton New lawn Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton REVELEY, Suzanne Mary (Sue) – On 26 November, 2012, at Ashburton. Dearly loved daughter-in-law of Bev and the late Keith Reveley and loved sister-in-law of Barbara and Garry, Bernard and Neroli, Jillian and Robert, and loved auntie of Nathan, Daniel, and Tim; and Nicola and Michael. Courageous, lovely friend now at peace. Forever in our hearts. REVELEY Sue – Much loved and respected sister-in-law of Bernie and Neroli Reveley. Always in our hearts. YOUNG, Verona Lillian Anna – Loved sister and sister-inlaw of Shirley and Stewart Tindall, Rendall and Evelyn Wellman, John and Heather Wellman. Rest in peace. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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Drink driver shows remorse A Rakaia teenager who drove in to his friend later moved into his house to help him recover. Bryce William Clifford Elvy, 19, a café worker of Rakaia, pleaded guilty to two separate drink driving charges in the Ashburton District Court yesterday when he appeared before Judge Joanna Maze. He was sentenced to five months’ community detention on each charge, disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay the Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Rescue Helicopter Service $500 each – at the request of the victim. In an earlier appearance this year,

the court heard Elvy had been at a Rakaia pub on September 1 and left at around 12.30am, with two associates in his car and another walking. As the associate walked down Railway Terrace, Elvy’s car hit him from behind throwing him onto the car’s windscreen severely cracking it, before rolling off onto the ground. The victim suffered a broken tibia and fibula in his leg and scratches to his head. Elvy was found to have an excess breath alcohol level of 460mcg/l. Then, at 3.52am on September 16, Elvy was stopped by police on Chalmers Avenue in Ashburton and

was found to have an excess breath alcohol level of 569mcg/l. Defence counsel Jane Argyle said Elvy was incredibly distressed about the matter and has voluntarily sought alcohol counselling since the accident. Following the accident, Elvy moved in to the victim’s house to help him recover. “The injuries to his friend has been a real lesson. The defendant has done whatever he can to support the victim since then and he has been living at the victim’s (his friend’s) house to help out. “He acknowledges he has a real binge drinking problem and he has vol-

untarily sought alcohol counselling,” Ms Argyle said. Ms Argyle also pointed out Elvy’s employer had been very supportive and had provided a reference. Elvy’s father was also in court to support him, she said. In sentencing, Judge Maze described the second offence as “incomprehensible” and sounded a firm warning to Elvy – who has had no prior convictions. “It is incomprehensible that this has occurred just two weeks after that accident at a time you knew you had to deal with the consequences of that event,” Judge Maze said.

Judge Maze later referred to the victim impact statement, pointing out the victim, who had been off work since the accident, was concerned for Elvy. “He has no animosity towards you and is distressed for the impact it has had on you. “In the family’s view, you have shown considerable remorse to help him and you have made a genuine commitment to change – and you have so far been successful,” Judge Maze said. “It is you’re attitude that has made a considerable difference in this outcome, but a firm message has still got to be given, not only to you, but to those who drink drive.”

Council takes a different tack on dog safety Dealing with vicious dogs might be part of its business, but the Ashburton District Council plans to take that business one step further and move into the world of dog safety education. With five vicious dog attack investigations underway, council regulatory manager Richard Wade said his dog control team has been working hard to highlight the importance of educating children in particular, to be safe around dogs. While conviction of the owner and often destruction of the dog is the usual outcome following a dog attack, the council wants to introduce education into its dog control tool box. The district’s vicious dog problem is no greater than in any other part of New Zealand but by helping people to be dog-wise, attack opportunities could be lessened, Mr Wade said. The council has an education resource called The Dog Box that it wants to make available to schools. An approach to several school principals generated initial interest but that didn’t translate into any schools who wanted to take up the offer, he said. The Dog Box programme, which involves DVDs and games, is a fun way to help children understand what is safe and what is not safe to do around dogs, Mr Wade said. “The council is keen to get in behind this programme and to partner with schools. We’ve got a good handle on dog control we now need to up dog awareness and safety. We don’t want kids to be scared of dogs but we do want them to be safe around dogs. This programme is just begging to be used.” The council was prepared to back the resource up by going into schools with dog control staff and dog behavioural experts, he said.

• Honorary doctorate Dame Susan Devoy, former world squash champion and community health advocate, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato next year. Dame Susan, who lives in Tauranga, won the British Open Squash title eight times between 1984 and 1992, was World Champion four times, and was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand order of Merit. - APNZ

The largest of three scrub fires that burned across Western Bay of Plenty on Sunday is believed to have been deliberately lit. Firefighters were called to a large scrub fire in Whakamarama about 1pm. The Fire Service said initial reports were of a 200 square metre scrub fire but half an hour later it had escalated to 1.5 hectares and a helicopter was called in.

• Quad bike rolls A Hawkes Bay man died when his quad bike rolled in hill country on Sunday. The 64-year-old was working alone on his Porangahau farm when his bike rolled, Sergeant Ross Gilbert of Waipukurau police said. Police and labour investigators were looking into the death. - APNZ

• House fire claims life A person was killed when a fire ripped through a house in a remote rural part of Hawkes Bay. The house on Darky’s Spur Rd in Tangoio, north of Napier, had all but collapsed by the time firefighters from Bay View and Napier arrived about 5.30pm on Sunday. - APNZ photo tetsuro mitomo 261112-tm-108

The council is just itching to get a dog safety education programme into schools and has resources such as The Dog Box (above). The programme involves DVDs and games and takes a fun approach to dog safety. “It would be about making it fun for the kids and getting the message out at the same time about safety around dogs.” Ahead of next year’s census, the council will be working with data collectors to ensure all staff

receive dog safety training. It has also offered to run dog safety programmes for others whose work brings them into contact with dogs, such as posties and meter readers. Last year the council issued 95 dog infringement notices for a

range of offences from failure to register a dog through to owning a vicious dog. This year infringement notice numbers were likely to be well up on that, with more than 30 issued since June. A sting on one greyhound owner


Cooney committed to district By Sue Newman


Kawakawa police are questioning a 34-year-old man who is believed to have fired about five shots at an address on the edge of the Bay of Islands town. The gunshots were discharged at a Kawakawa house about 3pm on Sunday and police believe there was at least one other person on the property. Nobody was injured. - APNZ

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By Sue Newman

When barrister and solicitor Laurence Cooney died on Friday, Ashburton lost a man who was heavily committed to this district says his peer, Alister Argyle. Mr Cooney died after a short battle with cancer and will always be remembered as a man who was a major force in the Ashburton community in many, many ways, Mr Argyle said. “He was very conscious of his humble roots, but he was a man who had great dignity and he was a man who had an absolute commitment to the law. He was one of the old school. He served his clients faithfully and if it meant working into the night he’d do that without question.” Mr Argyle’s professional relationship with Mr Cooney stretched over 34 years until the latter’s retirement from active practice in July last year. “As a professional colleague, he was very, very highly regarded for his work ethic and his commitment to his clients. He worked extremely hard for his clients and never shied away from either hard work or the need to take a stand. He’d never take a step back – sometimes even if he was wrong,

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Laurence Cooney - ‘a giant of a man’. and he’d often call someone’s bluff.” Mr Cooney was also the district’s coroner from 1977 until the Coronial Act was changed and the role was regionalised in 2006. The role of coroner was one Mr Cooney took very seriously, Mr Argyle said. “He could be regarded as being quite ruthless in many respects with law, but when it came to his coronial role, I recall the compassion he


showed to those who had lost a loved one and also to those who may have been the cause of a premature death. He would go to great lengths to explain the process and to simplify it so people could understand and he’d ensure hearings were done with dignity and compassion.” Gary Fail was a contemporary of Mr Cooney’s for more than 40 years and described him as a “giant of a man” in his profession.

“He was larger than life within the legal profession, both academically and in practical terms and I’d often use him for bouncing ideas off.” Mr Cooney was always happy to fill the role of mentor and always happy to share his knowledge and give advice when asked, he said. “His professional reputation spread well beyond Ashburton, he was well known throughout Canterbury. He was active and influential in terms of the local profession and the New Zealand profession. He gained a huge reputation for the quality of his work and the size of his practice; he worked at 100 miles per hour.” Mr Cooney also served 13 years on the New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and its successor; was a member of a specialist New Zealand Law Society standing committee and was a Notary Public. He was also a trustee of many charitable and other trusts, and a director of numerous other companies including entities listed on the stock exchange. A memorial service for Mr Cooney will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Havelock Street, at 1.30pm on Thursday.

found 26 unregistered dogs. They were all registered within 24 hours and a hefty fine paid. That success has laid the foundation for a string of checks of all greyhound owners across Canterbury, Mr Wade said.

Mulching - perfect answer to weeds Plenty of rain means plenty of weeds but rather than a weekly session in the garden pulling those weeds out, the experts say mulching is the perfect and labour free option. Ashburton’s recycling education team say that mulching is as simple as using material that is already at hand - old carpet, flattened cardboard or thick wet newspaper around your pumpkin and zucchini plants as well as around your roses, shrubs and trees. Rather than dumping lawnclippings they too can be used as mulch along with woodchip or bark or even coarse compost for an easy care garden. Recycling expert Sheryl Stivens said that laying wet newspaper around smaller garden plants

such as cabbages and broccoli and between rows of beans and corn and then covering it with a good layer of unsprayed lawn clippings is a simple way of suppressing weeds. Lawn clippings are also good between your rows of potatoes, she said. “Mulched gardens require less watering and weeding throughout summer and earthworms thrive and multiply under the mulch enriching your soil with their castings. By doing this you’ll have healthy soil and that leads to healthy food and healthy people.” For people wanting help with home composting, setting up a worm farm or learning about mulching, help is at hand on the Community Recycling Helpline 0800627824, Mrs Stivens said.

• Indecent assault A 17-year-old girl who was indecently assaulted was found in a distressed state by a member of the public in Hawkes Bay early Sunday. Senior Sergeant Dan Foley said the attack occurred about 1am near public toilets on Maadi Rd in Onekawa. Police want to hear from anyone who saw a man wearing a bandana around his face.

• Motorcylists killed Two male motorcyclists are confirmed dead and two young women are seriously injured after a crash on the Lindis Pass yesterday. Both the injured women are aged 20. Police said the crash involved two motorcycles and a car. - APNZ

• Hillside inquiry call Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has written to the Auditor-General asking for an urgent investigation into the tendering and decision-making processes that KiwiRail used to procure rail wagons in the last two years. She said she believed the KiwiRail board had blocked proposals from Hillside and KiwiRail management for rail carriages to be built at the Hillside workshops in Dunedin. -apnz


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Lake glass reports spark cleanup A big cleanup job is about to get underway at Lake Camp after broken glass was discovered around the lake’s shoreline and in the water. The Ashburton District Council was told last week that glass had been dumped in the lake, the area has been checked and plans for a lake clean up are underway. Council property officer John Rooney is angry that the thoughtless actions of a small number of people has undone the good work regular lake users do in ensuring the lake is kept clear of rubbish and bottles. “It’s bloody idiotic, people smashing bottles in the area. Cleaning this up is a cost we’ll have to wear for this mindless stupidity, these

people are ruining the area for everyone else.” Mr Rooney plans to send a clean up team in to walk the shore line and out into lake to clear broken glass before the annual influx of summer users. “What makes it difficult is that it’s difficult to see the glass out in the water, but there’s sufficient around the shoreline to be a real nuisance.” Without being alarmist, Mr Rooney said that anyone using the lake over the next few days needed to be careful where they walked and to be on the alert for broken glass in the water. “This is the first occasion we’ve had reports of broken glass here and we’re taking this seriously. We’ll do our best to make it safe.”

• Licences transferred Paul Millichamp’s hopes of reviving his bar and nightclub, Millies, has been given a boost with the transfer of his gaming machine licences from his soon-to-be demolished building to the place he hopes will be his new business base. Mr Millichamp has been desperately trying to revive Millies for more than a year after he was forced out of his Ashburton District Council owned property on Tancred Street when it was found to have sustained significant earthquake damage. Since then he’s been trying to cobble together a deal to buy a Tancred Street building, owned by the New Life Church.

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Tour a celebration of Christmas

Shania Harrison-Lee, 10, takes a closer look at some of the Christmas goodies on display during Save the Children’s Christmas house tour on Sunday. The tour took in four Ashburton houses done up to the Christmas theme as well as a decked out St Stephen’s Church. Proceeds from the tour will go towards Save the Children projects.

Glowing reports of Flight 4 Life popping up on Facebook By Sam Morton The world is talking about Mid Canterbury and it’s all down to the success of the inaugural Flight 4 Life event held on Saturday. Glowing reports from international kite enthusiasts have been popping up on Facebook over the weekend, following their presence at Lake Hood. Kite handlers from Germany, Holland, USA, Malaysia and Singapore – as well as plenty of Mid Canterbury business representatives and their families – put their skills to the test with their Japanese Rokakku fighting kites. Co-organiser Craig Hansen described the day as “spec-

tacular carnage”. “The moment the crowds got a handle on the ins and outs of kite battling, they were right behind it,” Mr Hansen said. “It’s nice to sit on the grass and watch the kite flying, but when the battles started – it really was spectacular. Everyone got in behind it and started cheering on their favourites, which was great for us to see. “It was outstanding from start to finish and we are absolutely overwhelmed by the response,” he said. Mr Hansen said feedback had been great at the post event function involving plenty of sausages, cold drinks and good banter. The international attendees

have all signalled their intentions to return next year for the day, pointing out they had enjoyed their time in Mid Canterbury. “They have all had an absolute blast – the community has been so supportive and the businesses in town have been fantastic from providing buses to the airport to offering rooms in hotels – the response has been nothing short of phenomenal,” Mr Hansen said. Reflecting on the success of the event, Mr Hansen is confident the event has established itself as an annual fixture on the district calendar. Although it was too early to say how much had been raised for CanTeen, Mr Hansen said it was fair to say the figure

would be well into the thousands. “We haven’t had the chance to do a final count up yet, but I can say we collected bucket loads. All the buckets full of coins are being stored securely in a safe, until we can get down to the bank to sort the final tally out. “It has been a massive effort from the community, both in spectatorship and participants – and to be quite honest with you, the response has blown our socks off. Amazing!,” he said. All funds raised will go to children’s charity CanTeen. Next year, organisers are earmarking the Westpac Photo Kirsty Graham 241112-KG-109 Rescue Helicopter as the worBrielle McDonald, 10, flies the kite she made at a kite flying session at Flight 4 Life on Saturday. thy cause.

Twelve people travelling as part of a group of 48 Italian tourists staying at a Jerusalem marae on Sunday night had $5000 worth of gear taken by thieves. The group were attending a dinner about 7pm when the thieves snuck into the area where personal belongings were stored. Raetihi Constable Bernie Deadman said the crime was extremely disrespectful, not only to the victims but also to the Jerusalem community. Nga Hononga Marae chairman Ron Hough said he was embarrassed by the behaviour of those responsible. -APNZ

• Lucky teen Wanganui 15-year -old Tessla Grunwald is about to take the biggest walk of her life, stepping down the red carpet as a special guest at the world premier of The Hobbit. The Wanganui High School student was the winner of a nationwide radio competition which earned her return airfares from Wanganui to Wellington along with two nights’ accommodation to the premier. She also gets to take a partner and it’s her mum who will be going with her. “I entered the competition some time ago but they announced the winner last Wednesday,” Tessla said. She is a self-confessed Hobbit fan. -APNZ

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New Zealand ‘not so pure’ Prime Minister John Key has dismissed criticism of New Zealand’s “100% Pure” brand, saying people did not expect waterways to be 100 per cent pollution-free any more than they expected to be “lovin” McDonald’s every time they ate it. Tourism New Zealand’s 100% Pure campaign came under fire again last week as international media reported that it misrepresented the country’s environmental record. Mr Key insisted yesterday that he did not believe the marketing slogan was inac-

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College puts new entrants to test Ashburton College’s latest crop of pupils sat tests and hunted prominent college landmarks as part of the new entrants’ day yesterday. Ashburton Intermediate pupil Jack Lamb (above) sat the English test with about 270 other pupils after

tackling the maths test earlier in the day. The tests gave the college an indication of what level the pupils were out. Ashburton College deputy principal Andrea Pearce said it gave college an opportunity to meet the pupils

and also allowed the newcomers the chance to get a feel for the school. The pupils also got to meet their future fellow pupils, scaling the school for important locations and college values they will need to know next year.

Tourism NZ makes Middle-earth official In case anyone doubted New Zealand was the home of the Hobbit, Tourism New Zealand has made it official with “Middle-earth” being stamped in the passports of selected visitors to the country. With Hollywood stars and

the world’s media starting to descend on Wellington for Wednesday’s premier of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the stamps are being given to certain passengers arriving at Auckland International Airport. A Tourism New Zealand

spokeswoman said it was not an official stamp but an “additional commemorative stamp” and there were no legal issues to consider. “It’s purely a commemorative stamp. The standard immigration process is in place and the standard

stamps are in place.” She said the stamps would would only be available to travellers who were in some way connected to the film because giving them to all travellers would cause too many delays at Customs. - apnz


curate, but also emphasised that it was not to be taken literally. “Overall, 100% Pure is a marketing campaign. It’s like ... McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin It!’. I’m not sure every time someone’s eating McDonald’s they’re lovin’ it. “Maybe they are, but they’re probably not every single occasion. It’s the same thing with 100% Pure, it’s got to be taken with a pinch of salt.” He said New Zealanders had to be careful not to run the country down with research which “might not be factually correct”.

“I think you’ve had one or two academics in New Zealand who have presented a view, and I think some of them might have been factually incorrect.” Massey University senior lecturer Mike Joy’s criticism of New Zealand’s environmental health - which was reported by the International Herald Tribune - was overstated. In an interview with the Tribune Dr Joy cited an international study which showed New Zealand ranked 18thworst out of 189 countries for its preservation of natural surroundings. - APNZ

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‘Shock, sadness’ as Kalta killed Christchurch OUR VIEW

still stuck in disaster mode By Coen Lammers



here’s nothing like roaming through the Christchurch rubble to fully appreciate how lucky we are in Mid Canterbury. Granted, plenty of people in the Ashburton district are still waiting for their EQC claims to be handled and the number of buildings that are identified as earthquake hazards continues to grow. Catching up with friends in Christchurch over the weekend, however, really hit home how thousands of them are yet to get into recovery mode after the quakes trashed their homes or their businesses. Many are just surviving. Since moving out of the city earlier this year, I am now getting a much stronger sense of the unique, post-apocalyptic feeling in the Garden City. Crawling through the rubble of Gloucester Street along the former Farmers building and library we were confronted with the quick-fire demolition of an eight-storey building on Durham Street. As the diggers and ‘nibblers’ were doing their destructive work, an entrepreneurial barista created an outdoor café for the hundreds of spectators who enjoyed this latest form of Christchurch entertainment. The demolition left yet another empty lot, adding to the growing numbers of open spaces in the city. No television footage or aerial photos can capture the true scale and sense of devastation at ground level. We visited friends who were elated to move back into their

No that is NOT a misprint. Our ADC has taken a lot of criticism recently so I want to take this opportunity to congratulate them on taking such a positive step with regard to the planned dog wellness day with free health checks and microchipping. Most dog owners are responsible and love their pets but often these additional costs are beyond budgets. I hope when the date is set, it is well advertised through many mediums. Sally Reid

Toot for Tucker On behalf of the Community Food Bank and St Vincent de Paul, we would sincerely like to

thank the County Women’s Lions for organising Toot for Tucker. We wish also to acknowledge the community of Ashburton District in their generous response to the Food Appeal. We are extremely grateful to all the volunteers from various groups that helped to make this event such a success. Without all this support our food banks would not be able to function and help so many families over Christmas and into the New Year. Judith Lilley and Paul Thomas

Exceptional care Having spent a day as a patient in Ashburton Hospital last week, I wish to publicly thank the staff on Ward 3 and Ward 1 for their exceptional care and kindness. Lorraine Geddes


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CHH to cut 70 jobs Carter Holt Harvey has informed staff it plans to cut around 70 jobs in Rotorua and Tokoroa before Christmas. Union members met yesterday to discuss the proposals, which would see 18 positions cut at the company’s Tokoroa plywood plant and the closure of its Rotorua Profiles plant at a cost of more than 50 jobs including contractors. The company has cited a fall in demand from export markets in Australia and a lack of new builds in New Zealand as the reason for the redundancies. EPMU timber industry organiser Ron Angel said the announcement was bleak news just weeks before Christmas. “This is the last thing people need in the lead up to Christmas.

The killing of a senior Taliban warlord, blamed for the deaths of four New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan, has been met with “shock and sadness” by one grieving mother. Intelligence gathered by crack Kiwi troops found that insurgent mastermind Abdullah Kalta was planning more lethal attacks, prompting the coalition forces’ airstrike about 1.40pm (local time) last Wednesday, in Karimak, Kahmard District, north-east of Bamiyan. The Taliban leader was responsible for a number of attacks in Bamiyan where New Zealand’s Provincial Reconstruction Team has been based. In August, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones described Kalta and other insur-

gents as “proficient and aggressively trying to hunt us down”. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) yesterday confirmed that Kalta was believed to be directly behind two deadly attacks on New Zealanders. They included the roadside bomb blast which destroyed the Humvee of army medic Lance Corporal Baker, 26, who died instantly along with comrades Corporal Luke Tamatea, 31, and Private Richard Harris, 21, on August 19, this year. Kalta was also held responsible for the slaying of Lieutenant Tim O’Donnell in August 2010. “The NZ Defence Force can confirm that a coalition air strike in Afghanistan resulted in the death of insurgent leader Abdullah Kalta,” the NZDF confirmed. “Kalta, was a known insurgent active in the area between Baghlan and Bamiyan Provinces for a number of years,” NZDF said in a state-

ment. “He was a wanted man by the ANSF and considered a frequent threat to security in the region. “Kalta was responsible for leading and co-ordinating a number of attacks against NZPRT and ANSF.” Corporal Tamatea’s mum, Lynne McSweeney heard the news via media yesterday and reacted with a “mixture of shock and sadness.” “I thought it might help with the grieving, but it hasn’t,” she said. “You get so immersed in your grief, that you almost forget what happened. News like this brings it all back.” Mrs McSweeney, of Kawerau in Bay of Plenty, was not critical of the NZDF for failing to tell her of Kalta’s death before she heard it through the media. She said modern communication meant news sometimes travelled faster than can be planned for. “Given different circumstances, it

would have been handled differently,” Mrs McSweeney told APNZ, adding that the Army had been “fantastic, really supportive” since her son’s death. Major John Gordon of the Army said it had been the NZDF’s intention to discuss the incident with families. “But the fact it was reported elsewhere meant we couldn’t do that,” he said. “We’ve got pretty good communication with all the families of our fallen. There’s some operational matters we just can’t discuss with families and I think they appreciate that. We also need all the information available before speaking to them.” Prime Minister John Key said New Zealand’s troops in Afghanistan were now safer. “He [Abdullah Kalta] is seen as a very significant figure - he played a significant part in the attack that

Our members had expected this may be in the pipeline, but there had been hope the Christchurch rebuild would provide enough work to keep things going. Sadly that hasn’t eventuated. “Given there’s another hundred jobs set to go at the Norske Skog paper mill in Kawerau in January it’s not going to be easy for people to find alternative employment in the area. Union members will receive redundancy payments but that’ll only last for so long. “These redundancies are yet another sign that New Zealand manufacturing is in crisis. We urgently need a strategy from the Government to stop the decline in our manufacturing sector and create jobs in places like Rotorua and Tokoroa.” -APNZ

killed our three soldiers earlier in the year, and my understanding is he is linked back to the Tim O’Donnell insurgent attack.” Information gathered by New Zealand’s SAS troops was presented to the International Security Assistance Force ahead of the attack, Mr Key told a post-Cabinet press conference yesterday. “Essentially New Zealand builds the picture of where these people are. It builds the case that leads to the legal support but the actual operations were carried out by ISAF.” Mr Key said the attack on Kalta happened last week and there were five insurgents killed. He did not know if there were any civilian casualties. “I think that what the families would want to know, is that we’re doing everything we can to protect those soldiers that are now in Afghanistan. - APNZ

Summer still weeks away

home after three months of EQC repairs, and living in a cold caravan on the front lawn. Like many others in the same situation, they refuse to complain and seem pretty relaxed about their challenges, but the on-going stress in their lives shows in their faces. They were not the exception, as just about every second person had a tale of insurance dramas, health problems or just suffocating uncertainty about their futures. Going through the Lyttelton tunnel we hit another cleaned up war zone as we desperately tried to remember which shops and pubs used to occupy the open spaces. Like so many spots, new life is starting and we enjoyed a few drinks in the Port Hole bar, made up of containers and a bit of timber, which had popped up on the site of the old Volcano restaurant. Space fillers like this Lyttelton pub and other projects like the container mall or the surreal football pitch on Hereford Street are wonderful rays of hope of what the future could hold. Unfortunately, these flickers of optimism are just that, flashes of light among a sea of darkness for countless others. And sadly much of the country has moved on and has little awareness of the continuing challenges. For those of us closest to Christchurch, we carry on our daily lives, but we should never forget how tough many are still doing it up the road and lend a helping hand whenever the opportunity arises.

YOUR VIEW Congratulations council

By Kurt Bayer and Kate Shuttleworth

Warm summer days are still a few weeks away as the windy spring continues to dominate, WeatherWatch. says. Weather analyst Philip Duncan said there would be an increase in windy weather from the south or southwest. “We aren’t going back to the very stormy start of spring but certainly the changeable and windier weather, which is more typical of spring, is making a comeback this week and into the first week of summer.” Mr Duncan said the changeable weather might in fact boost warm weather for some regions. “Eastern areas of the South Island are likely to reach the mid to late 20s at times, maybe even 30 degrees, however in true spring fashion colder, brief, southerly changes will help balance things out. “In the North Island western regions can expect the cloudier weather to continue while eastern areas will be dry and hot at times - but still with brief showery and cooler changes.” He said it would be hotter at times in the east but cloudier and cooler in the south and west. “While the majority of New Zealanders will celebrate the start of summer this Saturday there will still be many who will wait until the longest day of the year.” -APNZ

Jackson finally signs off on Hobbit movie Peter Jackson has finished his final cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, just days out from the film’s premiere in Wellington. Sir Peter’s spokesman Matt Dravitzki said the director had approved the final version of the film on Sunday, to the relief of its sleep-deprived postproduction crew. “There has definitely been some tired people getting some much-needed sleep. And there was a few celebratory drinks, with some bubbles.” The film has been a long time in the making, with Sir Peter only starting filming in Wellington in March after a fraught five-year build up which included an industrial dispute and a legal battle between the director and producers New Line Cinemas. However, Sir Peter has no time to take a break. He is due to front a three-day media blitz ahead of The Hobbit’s premiere, before heading to Japan on a promotional tour. After that he would be straight back to work cutting the other two movies in The Hobbit trilogy, Dravitzki said. The Hobbit was finished a day before the director predicted in his most recent behind-the-scenes video diary detailing post-production work on the film. In the video, a slightly worn-looking Jackson said the film was only expected to be finished yesterday two days before its premiere at Wellington’s Embassy Theatre. “It’s due to be finished literally two days before the premiere - hopefully. “You’re going to see a lot of sleep deprived people in this blog. Everyone’s working around the clock to get the film finished.” Jackson also showed himself in the final stages of cutting the film together with editor Jabez Olssen. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will premier on November 28. It is due to be released in cinemas on December 14, with the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug released December 13 next year and the third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again released on July 18, 2014. -APNZ

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A giant sculpture of Gollum, a character from The Hobbit, is displayed in the Wellington Airport to celebrate Wednesday’s premiere of the first movie in the trilogy, in Wellington.

Synthetic cannabis K2 gets ban notice By Hamish McNeilly K2 will be removed from sale next week, but the synthetic cannabis may have been sold containing previously banned substances. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne yesterday confirmed a Temporary Class Drug Notice had been issued, which effectively bans the substance, EAM-2201, found in tested samples of K2.

That notice will mean as of December 6 it will be illegal to import, manufacture, sell or supply the substance. Mr Dunne, when asked if K2 may contain any other substances of concerns, said “it may well, in some instances, contain substances that have already been banned”. “That has certainly been suggested to me that that is a possibility.” To date, 50 substances found in

30 products have been banned, and anyone importing, making or supplying those banned substances could face up to eight years in prison. “I suspect now that a lot of the products out there will be reformulations of existing products and the likelihood of them being comprised of some extent or another of the banned substances is reasonably high.” Mr Dunne expressed concern with the delay in testing the

product, and it underscored the importance of a move towards a permanent psychoactive substances regime; expected to come in force by the middle of next year. He noted the concern K2 had caused with communities, particularly those in Otago and Southland, and urged those worried about the effects on any similar products to contact police in the first instance. Proactive policing team Sergeant Chris McLellan welcomed the

Government’s move, as the product had been proven driver of crime in the South, including serious assaults, burglaries and a large increase in domestic violence. “When Kronic arrived we took a proactive stance, and once again with K2 we have done the same. These products, in our opinion, are extremely dangerous and users need to be aware of the consequences of using these products.” -_APNZ

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Sister pays tribute to dead sibling By Katie Holland Michelle Hoffman-Tamm’s tragic death will touch people from many walks of life, says her sister Jan Donlan. Rotorua police have confirmed the body found in a forest area close to State Highway 38 near Murupara on Friday was that of the 51-yearold Rotorua woman. She had been missing since November 7 when she left her Phillip St home on her bicycle to visit a friend nearby. A 44-year-old Rotorua woman appeared in Rotorua District Court on Friday charged with assault and was remanded in custody. Police have said further charges are likely. Ms Donlan said although her sister’s disappearance was out of character she still hadn’t expected it to end like this. “We were hoping against all hope that she would be coming home,” she said. “But as time went on it became clear something wasn’t right.” Ms Donlan said her sister was a wonderful person who would be greatly missed by a lot of people. “She did not deserve this. She was taken away from us far too young, she still had a lot to do on this earth.” The death had hit Ms HoffmanTamm’s family and partner hard, although they were all “hanging in

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Michelle Hoffman-Tamm there”. “Her partner is very fragile. They had been together about 14 years and had a loving relationship.” Ms Donlan, who spent the afternoon with her sister the day she disappeared, said her younger sister was the most non-judgmental person she had ever known. “She never judged anyone. She befriended people from all walks of life ... the elderly, young, disabled ...” Ms Hoffman-Tamm was born in Rotorua, attending Glenholme School and Rotorua Girls’ High School, and had lived in the city most of her life. She was well known around Glenholme and being a sickness beneficiary hadn’t stopped her contributing to her community, her sister said. “She was always helping people out, mowing their lawns, etc,” she

Jan Dolan said. “She would give anybody the shirt off her back.” Ms Donlan said she was relieved an arrest had been made in connection with the case but was unable to comment further. Forensic examination of a Holland St address continued over the weekend. A police team has also been searching the Rotorua Landfill for “items of interest”. Meanwhile police are still appealing for sightings of a two-tone light-coloured Subaru Legacy between the evening of Wednesday, November 7 and Sunday, November 11 in Rotorua and between Rotorua, Whakatane and Murupara. They also want to hear about any suspicious behaviour in the Holland St or Victoria St areas during that time. Ms Hoffman-Tamm’s funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1.30pm at Osbornes Funeral Home. - APNZ

Our Lady of the Snows pupils (from front to back) Patrick McHughs, 5, Savannah Clark, 5, Vikki Derik-Westaway, 11, and Lily Chapman, 10, will have a new principal next year as their current principal Alison Lilley (left) moves on at the end of the year.

Principal says it’s time for change By Myles Hume When Alison Lilley walks out of the school gate for the last time at the end of term, she can leave knowing the school in is good shape. Ms Lilley, 55, has resigned as principal of Our Lady of the Snows after spending 11 years at the school, nine of those as principal, during which she has seen the school grow and develop. “I want to leave while I’m still having fun,” she said.

Ms Lilley said it was time for a change, one for herself and the school as she looks to spend more time with her husband Richard. They want to travel the world, with Turkey being at the top of the list. “I think it’s time for a change and that’s my decision, but I think it’s also good for a small school to have change,” she said. Mrs Lilley said she would have “mixed feelings” about leaving the school, but she hoped to go into a reliever’s role one day

after spending quality time with her newly-born grandson Arthur, and adult children Michael, Jane and George. “I want to be able to spend quality time with my family and my children live away from home so I want to be able to visit them. There just comes a time when I want to make a choice and I feel happy that the school is growing and developing with the great team in place. “It’s going to be different driving past the school because I live down the road, but I think it’s a

great opportunity for the school and I look forward to seeing what they (the new principal) will add.” Ms Lilley has seen the roll more than double while leading the school, but she has also seen herself develop as a principal, learning the art of the challenging job at Our Lady of the Snows. “I’ve learnt so much about children’s learning and as a teacher you have to develop because it is always a changing environment.” Her last day of school will be on December 14 but she will still be working over the summer break.


Debt collector gets detention A man who demanded a $1000 drug tax and threatened to ransack his victim’s house was yesterday sentenced to four months’ community detention in the Ashburton District Court. Charles James Nukunuku, 32, a debt collector, had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of demanding with menace in relation to an incident on August 1, where he demanded the money after turning up at the home of a man who he had earlier threatened while wearing his gang patches.

At an earlier court appearance, the court heard Nukunuku was a patched member of the Mongrel Mob, but yesterday his counsel Keith Owen said Nukunuku had moved to Ashburton for a better life and to get away from his gang connections. He told the court Nukunuku had handed in his gang patch and was caring for his two young children. Judge Joanna Maze said Nukunuku had a limited history of violence and had admitted to asking for tax money, but denied

making threats. She said he may have come to Ashburton for a better life, but his offending had been pre-meditated and he had been assessed as being a moderate risk of reoffending. So she sentenced him to four months’ community detention with a curfew of 7pm until 7am, and warned him if he didn’t make the most of the opportunity to change, a custodial sentence would be inevitable. “And the real victim in that will be your children,” she said.

Pensioner’s dark secret comes to light By Sandra Conchie Eighty-three-year -old Eileen Marie Farquer fleeced the system for quarter of a century, pocketing almost $215,000 in benefit payments. The frail-looking Te Puke pensioner managed to hide her offending for more than 25 years but her dark secret was finally uncovered after she drove into the path of a fully laden fuel tanker in March and ended up in hospital with serious injuries. Farquer hobbled into the Tauranga District Court on Friday with the aid of a walking stick to be sentenced on five benefit fraud charges. She appeared bewildered and confused. Farquer had earlier pleaded guilty to one charge each of making a false statement and obtaining by deception and three charges of dishonestly using a document. Partially deaf, she needed spe-

cial headphones to listen to Judge Christopher Harding and was given permission to sit in the witness box beside him rather than in the dock. According to court documents, Farquer used the name Lee J. Strauss in 1987 to get an unemployment benefit, and continued to receive benefits in that name until June 3 - a period of 25 years. A year later she used her real name to get another unemployment benefit which she received until December 10, 1993, when she was granted superannuation. During that time she also filed two income review forms and an emergency benefit application using her fake identity. As result of the car crash south of Te Puke on March 30, police received information that Farquer was receiving two benefits. On May 24 police searched her Tauranga Hospital bedroom, her site at Bledisloe Caravan Park in Little Waihi and a storage unit in Papamoa.

Community work Man who had ‘lots’ to drink has costly hangover sentence on multiple charges A man who forced his former partner to the ground and ripped her clothing was yesterday sentenced to 200 hours’ community work. Matthew James Sandor Cague, 27, appeared for sentence in front of Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court yesterday having earlier pleaded guilty to charges of wilful damage, assaulting a female and two of breaching a protection order. The court heard the victim had a protection order out against Cague but went around to his house and he became upset, grabbing her by her collar and forcing her to her knees. She got away but he followed and ripped her jacket before she got into her car. He then also got into the car and pulled her hair. The victim struck out and he head-butted her before getting out of the car and slamming and kicking the door.

The court heard Cague then called her later and threatened to kill her. He had three previous convictions for assaulting a female – all from earlier this year. Judge Maze said aggravating factors in the case were the fact he was still serving a sentence for previous offences when the latest offences occurred, and that there was actual violence, although injuries were limited. She said a pre-sentence report stated Cague had a propensity for anger and violence and although he had been doing well on a sentence of supervision, his attitude towards his victim was appalling and he was unable to see the situation from the position of the victim. The fact that he was able to pay reparation immediately worked in his favour. Cague was sentenced to 200 hours’ community work and was ordered to pay $1446.90 in reparation within 48 hours.

A man who damaged three cars on Lincoln Road, Christchurch, on September 22 was yesterday sentenced to community work and supervision. Robert Bennett, 24, a printer of Ashburton, will also have to pay more than $2000 in reparation for the damage he did to the three cars. Bennett jumped on the roof of a parked vehicle, jumped on the bonnet of another vehicle and cracked the windscreen, and then smashed the windscreen of a third vehicle. He earlier admitted to having had “lots” to drink that night. Bennett was sentenced to 60 hours’ community work and six months’ supervision by Judge Joanna Maze, with a condition that he complete a drug and alcohol assessment.

was convicted of driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 546mcg/l. He pleaded guilty to the charge and the court heard he was stopped on Havelock Street at 2.50am on November 10. He was fined $400, ordered to pay court costs and disqualified from driving for six months.

Jason Henry Forsyth, 29, unemployed of Ashburton, was convicted of driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 563mcg/l. He pleaded guilty to the charge and the court heard he was stopped on Eton Street at 1.05am on October 22. Forsyth said he was just reversing his car from his driveway, to park it on the street. Judge Joanna Maze fined him $650, ordered him to pay court costs of $650 and disqualified him from driving for six months.

Andrew Robert Crestani, 23, a farm hand of Coldstream, was convicted of charges of obstructing police and possessing cannabis, arising from an incident in Greymouth on November 4. He pleaded guilty to both. He’d been at a party and tried to intervene when another man was being arrested. When Crestani was taken to the police station, six grams of cannabis was found in his wallet. He was fined $200 and ordered to pay court costs.

Phoenix Hawkins, 20, a shed hand of Rakaia,

Patrick Minhinnick, a shearer of Ashburton, was convicted of driving while disqualified after being caught at 7.05am on October 21. He was heading to Christchurch where his partner had been unexpectedly discharged from hospital. Judge Maze fined him $250 and ordered him to pay court costs, but did not disqualify him further.

During those searches police found and seized documents in her true and fake identities. When interviewed by the Social Development Ministry on July 19 Farquer admitted she knew what she was doing was wrong, and had used the extra money to live and pay debt. Farquer was overpaid $214,780.88 between April 21, 1987 and June 3 this year that she has arranged to pay back at $10.50 a week. The ministry opposed home detention, arguing it was an inadequate response. But Farquer’s lawyer Cate Andersen told Judge Harding her client was remorseful and had offered to pay all the money back. Judge Harding told Farquer he had read medical reports that detailed her health difficulties, including her ongoing needs as a result of the crash. “In all the circumstances I am prepared to exercise my prerogative and show you the mercy of

the court and you will instead be sentenced to 12 months’ home detention,” he said. Outside court Farquer, who was assisted from the courthouse by her supporters into a waiting car parked close to the back door, declined to comment. None of her supporters would comment either. Iona Holsted, deputy chief executive Ministry of Social Development, said Farquer had deliberately and systematically stolen from taxpayers for 25 years. “We know that most of our clients are honest and meet their obligations, but when we find people who cheat our system we will prosecute them. “Age is no barrier to us prosecuting those people who go out of their way to rort the welfare system,” Ms Holsted said. “We have started to recover the money that Eileen Farquer stole from us, and will continue for as long as it takes.” - APNZ

Committed to trial The case of a Tauranga man charged with two attempted murders after separate shooting incidents has been committed to trial in the Rotorua High Court. Steven Dennis Poole, 44, of Bayfair, appeared in Tauranga District Court yesterday facing two charges of attempted murder, one charge each of aggravated burglary, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The first callover will be held at Rotorua High Court on February 14. Poole remains in custody. Meanwhile, one of the four men involved in a smash and grab at a Tauranga central city liquor store has pleaded guilty to the charge in court. Anthony Wilson, 28, from Te Puna, appeared in Tauranga District Court yesterday morning and pleaded guilty to burglary in relation to an incident at a Thirsty Liquor outlet. Wilson was remanded in custody after being declined bail on Friday. - APNZ

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Britain hit by more heavy rain

France’s main right-wing opposition party is close to collapse after talks failed to resolve a bitter leadership dispute and an exprime minister vowed to take the battle to the courts. The contested leadership vote has thrown into turmoil ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP – still reeling from its loss of the presidency and parliament this year – and raised the spectre of an unprecedented split on the right. Called in to mediate the damaging dispute, party heavyweight Alain Juppe threw in the towel after only 45 minutes of talks between ex-prime minister Francois Fillon and party secretary general Jean-Francois Cope yesterday. Fillon quickly blamed his rival and raised the stakes by promising to turn to the courts. “Jean-Francois Cope holds sole responsibility for a failure that hurts our party and, furthermore,

Hundreds of homes across Britain have been flooded as heavy rain and strong winds continue to batter the country and environmental officials warn of more storms to come. In a Twitter message, Prime Minister David Cameron described scenes of flood in the rural south-western region of Cornwall as “shocking”, and promised that his government “will help ensure everything is being done to help”. Two people have died since heavy rains began on Thursday, including a woman killed by a falling tree in the south-western city of Exeter and a man who became trapped in his car in rising waters in Somerset, also in the south-west. The Cornish village of Millbrook was reportedly under 1.5 metres of water with 40 homes evacuated, a BBC reporter who lives there said, after torrents of muddy water swept through the village on Sunday. Many communities were cut off after police shut waterlogged roads in Cornwall, where four severe flood warnings were issued overnight over rapidly rising river levels, and neighbouring Devon. Across Britain, the Environment Agency said nearly 500 homes have flooded since Thursday and warned more rain was on the way. In Malmesbury in Wiltshire, western England, pub landlord Tom Hudson said he had water lapping at the door in the worst floods he had seen for 14 years. “It’s gone down a lot but I’m

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A supermarket delivery van ploughs through floodwater in Appleton Roebuck, northern England, yesterday. Rainstorms and floods have hit parts England. trying to get hold of some sandbags because more rain is forecast for later today,” he said.

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He was seen in a variety of poses on the statue of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, in Whitehall, at times balancing precariously on the duke’s head. Onlookers said he was clothed before he climbed to top of the statue. Officers were called to reports that someone had clambered on to the statue, and might have a knife. The man was seen waving his arms around and was talking to crews on the ground as crowds of onlookers gathered at either end of the cordon.  – PA

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undermines the image of political activity,” Fillon said in a statement. “Anxious to break the deadlock into which Jean-Francois Cope’s successive power grabs have plunged our party, I will refer the matters to the courts to restore the truth of the results and give a voice back to (party) activists,” he said. Cope held his ground, saying he was awaiting the decision of a party electoral appeals commission. He did not want to “mix the judicial process with the political process”, he added. Fillon, 58, and Cope, 48, have traded accusations of fraud and bad faith since last Monday’s party vote ended with Cope ahead by a handful of votes. Cope was declared the winner of the leadership battle by a margin of just 98 votes in a contest in which more than 150,000 party members voted. – AFP

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A group of investors in the failed Ross Asset Management group has asked the High Court to be admitted as a party to proceedings and called for the liquidation of the companies to be put out to tender. A tentative new date of December 10 has been set for the Financial Markets Authority to update the High Court on the Ross Asset Management receivership, by which time receivers PwC is expected to have applied to liquidate the group. At a brief hearing in the High Court at Wellington yesterday counsel for receivers John Fisk and David Bridgman of PwC sought an order allowing them to sell property owned by the Ross Group to the extent necessary to pay their fees up until November 12 of $153,683. There were insufficient liquid assets from the group’s owner David Ross. Fisk told BusinessDesk said the application to put the group into liquidation would be made this week. Also at the court yesterday, Bruce Tichbon, who represents more than 50 per cent of investors in Ross’s group of investment companies, sought to be admitted to proceedings. Tichbon told BusinessDesk he was concerned his group wasn’t being kept in the loop. In Tichbon’s memo to the court he also sought for any liquidation to be put out to tender with a clear brief on strategy and costs. Members of his group had observed receiverships and liquidations “where professional fees have devoured all the money left over,” he said. The tender for liquidation should clearly state “how investors’ interests will be represented.”  – APNZ

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People wait in line to purchase lottery tickets in New York. The jackpot for Powerball’s weekend drawing has climbed to $NZ395 million, the fourth-largest in the game’s history.

US lottery hits record $516m Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $NZ516 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said sales were strong over the holiday week for Sunday’s drawing, which was estimated at around $NZ395 million before the numbers were picked.

That was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game’s history. Neubauer says the jackpot for Thursday’s drawing could go even higher than the estimated $516 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings. The previous top Powerball prize was $NZ443 million, won in 2006 by ConAgra Foods Workers in Lincoln, Nebraska.   – AP

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Fulton Hogan, the privatelyheld construction company, has slowed its growth aspirations across the Tasman after problems with a joint venture in New South Wales eroded earnings, leading to an 89 per cent drop in annual profit. Net profit sank to just $7.9 million in the 12 months ended June 30, from $73.9 million a year earlier, which departing chairman Ed Johnson described as a “disappointing and totally unacceptable group performance” in the company’s annual review, mailed to shareholders. Revenue grew 12 per cent to $2.73 billion, in line with budget. “Absolutely we’ve had a tough year, but we are very confident between the board and myself we have the business back on track, back to a stable position, and our performance in the first quarter would underpin that,” managing director Nick Miller told BusinessDesk. “We’ve had a very strong performance out of the business across the first quarter.” The Christchurch-based company’s earnings plunged after it took a $27.4 million charge on associate companies and jointly controlled entities, including its Pacific Highway joint venture in NSW, which has been beset with wet weather. Fulton Hogan has taken a $55.6 million provision for future losses in its current liabilities on its joint venture. The construction firm delayed its annual meeting until midDecember as it negotiated the details of the problematic Australian project, having already revoked a planned share buyback in October. Fulton Hogan expanded its footprint across the Tasman last year, buying out its partner in Victoria-based Pioneer

Road Services. Including a revaluation of land, and losses on cash flow hedge reserves and foreign exchange, Fulton Hogan posted a loss of $7.1 million, compared to a comprehensive profit of $99.7 million in 2011. Miller said the company is slowing its growth aspirations in Australia after building its presence across all states and territories in the world’s 12th biggest economy, which was “critical to our strategy”. The company rejigged its Australian operations to attract more specialists in its two work streams – industries and construction. “Part of it has been around reducing overhead structure, but also focusing on what’s important. We’re confident we now have that under control and the business is running well,” he said. The board declared a final dividend of 5 cents per share, taking the annual payout to 11.5 cents, down from 20 cents paid in 2011. Fulton Hogan delayed the next two buyback instalments for Shell New Zealand to let it consider a potential acquisition of some resource-based assets in New Zealand. Miller said the company is focusing on strengthening its balance sheet, through increasing its retained earnings and selling some non-core assets such as forestry and land. Those funds will be put towards repaying debt, he said. Fulton Hogan had current liabilities of $532.3 million as at June 30 and non-current liabilities of $772.9 million. Miller was upbeat about the coming year, with a forwardorder book of $3.7 billion, saying “the underlying business is still very solid and is well-positioned for the future.”  – APNZ

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Syria rebels take Palestinian camp Syrian rebels have seized the training camp of a proregime Palestinian faction in Damascus province and taken control of an arms depot after fierce clashes, a watchdog says. “Rebels stormed a Popular Front-General Command (PFLP-GC) training camp in the Rihan area of Damascus province, after violent clashes with local fighters,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday. It said the rebels took full control of the camp after launching an attack on Sunday, with casualties suffered on both sides, including among the families of a number of the Palestinian militants. Separately, rebels took over an arms depot after several days of fighting in Deir Suleiman, also in Damascus province, seizing weapons and ammunition, the Observatory said.

The training camp “functioned for over 30 years as a base of resistance, graduating thousands of Palestinian youth and hundreds of guerrillas who have humiliated the Zionist enemy with important operations,” the PFLP-GC said in a statement condemning the attack on Sunday. State news agency SANA quoted an official as saying that the attack was “carried out by armed terrorist groups ... Mossad proxies working for the Zionist enemy in response to operations carried out by the Front against Tel Aviv”. The PFLP-GC on Thursday claimed responsibility for a Tel Aviv bus bombing in which 29 Israelis were wounded. “Our guerrilla cells in the heart of Palestine managed to bomb one of the city buses in Tel Aviv and send a strong message to the leaders of the

• Blaze toll hits 110 At least 110 people died when fire swept through a Bangladesh garment factory, with witnesses telling of desperate workers jumping from upper floors. Firefighters battled for several hours to contain the blaze, which broke out on the ground floor of the nine-storey Tazreen Fashion plant 30km north of the capital Dhaka at the weekend.  – AFP

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enemy that committing massacres against our civilians will not pass without punishment,” it said. The Israeli internal security service, Shin Bet, arrested members of a cell accused of the bombing on Friday, allegedly “associated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad”. It said that the men had recruited an Israeli national to carry out the attack. In early November, the PFLPGC fought alongside loyalist troops against rebels in Yarmuk in southern Damascus, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. Activists said other Palestinian factions fought with the rebels. The PFLP-GC is headed by Ahmad Jibril, a staunch ally of President Bashar al-Assad, who has been fighting an unprecedented revolt against his regime that began as a peaceful uprising in March 2011.  – AFP

Fireworks exploded a fuel canister during a festival in northern Peru killing four people and leaving 17 others injured, police said. The incident occurred yesterday in the town of Rio Seco, in the region of Cajamarca, during a festival dedicated to the patron saint of the town. An unexplained “spark” ignited some fireworks close to a fuel cylinder, which exploded next to the audience.  – AFP

• Killer landslides Panama has declared three disaster areas after two people were killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain. “I have just seen the people who were killed and spoken with their families. This is more serious than people thought,” President Ricardo Martinelli said in a posting on Twitter yesterday. The worst-hit areas were Colon province on the Caribbean coast and the Capira area 60km west of Panama City, where a landslide buried two people inside their home.  – AFP

Suicide bombings kill 11 in Nigeria A suicide bomber has rammed a bus into a church at a military barracks in northern Nigeria and another has detonated his explosives-packed car minutes later, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more. The first bomb attack struck minutes after Sunday mass (Nigeria time) in the town of Jaji, the latest such attack against Christians in the west African nation where the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has waged a deadly campaign. A military officer said the first explosion did not cause any casualties, but drew people who were leaving church to the area ahead of the second blast. Those killed included soldiers, but it was not clear how many, a military spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how the bombers were able to enter the military barracks. While

civilians are often allowed inside barracks in Nigeria, security has been tightened due to repeated Islamist attacks. “There were twin suicide bombings today at St Andrew Military Protestant Church,” army spokesman Brigadier General Bola Koleoso said. “A bus first ran into the church and exploded about five minutes after service while a Toyota Camry parked outside the church detonated 10 minutes later.” He said 11 people were killed and at least 30 had been taken to hospitals with various injuries. A military officer said on condition of anonymity that “the first blast caused no casualties and curious worshippers gathered around the scene looking at the debris ... and that was when the second blast happened”. Jaji lies some 30km from the state capital Kaduna city, which

has been hit in the past by deadly attacks blamed on Boko Haram. The group has often targeted churches in its bloody insurgency, as well as police and other symbols of the establishment in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country that is divided between a mainly Muslim north and a predominantly Christian south. Although no group has claimed responsibility for the church bombings, the incident was similar to previous attacks blamed on the Islamist extremist group. Last month, at least 10 people were killed and 145 wounded in a suicide church bombing and reprisal violence in Kaduna. Violence linked to Boko Haram’s insurgency in northern and central Nigeria is believed to have left some 3000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.  – AFP


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Mick Jagger (left) and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, yesterday. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years Ageing rockers The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years in the industry by performing to a packed London crowd for the first time since 2007. The band, all in their 60s and 70s, took to the stage yesterdayin front of 20,000 scream-

ing fans at the O2 Arena. Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, 69, was joined by guitarists Keith Richards, 68, Ronnie Wood, 65, and drummer Charlie Watts, 71. It is the first time the band has been joined with former

members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor for more than 20 years. They opened with I Want to be Your Man, with front man Jagger strutting around dressed in a silver blazer and trilby, before launching into Get Off of My Cloud.  – PA

One of the Middle East’s greatest political mysteries will come a step closer to being solved when scientists exhume iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s remains to see if he was poisoned. “It is very painful. It is a shock, and it is not easy for myself or my daughter,” Arafat’s widow Suha said by telephone from her home in Malta ahead of the controversial procedure. “But we must do it to turn the page on the great secrecy surrounding his death. If there was a crime, it must be solved.”  – AFP

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Forum takes common-sense approach Mid Canterbury environmental awardwinning dairy farmers Ben and Shannon Johnson will join like-minded dairy farmers at a sustainability forum in Invercargill this week. Taking a common-sense approach to sustainable dairying is the theme of the forum. Forum chair, past-participant and Putaruru dairy farmer Martin Bennett says 54 participants at the Building Environmental Leaders Network Forum will be asked to share their thoughts on how the dairy industry shapes its response to sustainability challenges. “Each year this programme takes people who have come through competitions in the industry. “Every dairy farm is a piece of a jigsaw. We embrace their achievements and help them untangle complex sustainability chal-

lenges so they understand how they fit into the big picture,” says Martin. “We also give them leadership skills training to help them realise their potential to assist others in the community.” The Johnsons’ farm at Westerfield won the water efficiency award and the dairy farm award at the 2012 Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards, and their sharemilkers Enda and Sarah Hawe were national sharemilkers of the year. This is the sixth year of the forum, run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust in partnership with DairyNZ. To date 184 farmers from across the country have been involved in workshop sessions on sustainability challenges and leadership skills. Martin says the common-sense approach is about farmers being involved in finding solutions to managing change in the dairy industry.

“We have to evolve as fast as we can, but at a pace that lets us adjust our businesses so we can survive change and prosper for the good of our communities and New Zealand. “We can’t have wholesale changes overnight as they’ll bankrupt farmers and communities will feel the effect of lost businesses. We need to be financially viable to make changes.” He says the forum is a unique opportunity to hear from leaders across all the pillars of sustainability. “It’s not every day that farmers get the chance to discuss complex industry issues around sustainability with people like Dame Margaret Bazley, Bernard Hickey and Kevin Hackwell and then follow that with discussions with other farmers over dinner.” The forum is being held in Invercargill from November 27-29.

Glammies – Ultimate lamb meat taste test Mid Canterbury sheep farmers are being encouraged to enter this year’s Glammies, also known as the Golden Lamb Awards.

The Glammies are open to all New Zealand sheep farmers who breed commercial stock and the overall winner will receive a trophy and $2000 cash. Each entrant will have a lamb randomly chosen from their mob and two legs removed, with one analysed and the other used for tasting. Finalists will be chosen based on an initial evaluation of yield, appearance and eating quality. Appearance will be based on colour measurements and eating quality will focus on the attributes of tenderness and juiciness. Entries must be received by December 7 and stock sent to a participating plant for processing in the week January 16-22. Ashburton Meat processors, Silver Fern Farms Fairton and Alliance’s Smithfield plant are local processors. For an entry form, go to: http:// Entry_Form_2013.pdf

Free course to improve skills Mid Canterbury young people working in the rural sector are being offered a chance to improve their skills and attitudes by signing up for a free course run by agricultural training centre Taratahi, Young Farmers and AgITO. The Generate rural leadership course involves nine workshops over five months at times to fit around participants’ commitments. Organisers say whether you are working on a farm, in the rural servicing sector or involved in the rural corporate world, the course offered tools to develop attitude, character and people skills. Clarissa Wallace, from Taratahi, said the course subject material was delivered by experienced and motivating facilitators, and graduates would receive a nationally recognised Certificate of Rural Leadership on completion. Two courses will be run in Mid Canterbury, one in Ashburton starting February 17 and the other in Rakaia starting February 15.


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“These animals occur rarely, but they provide invaluable resources for wool studies.” Now that this season’s lambs are on the ground, the team would like to find other such animals in New Zealand – and they would like farmers’ help to do this. “Lustre mutants grow wool that resembles that from the “lustre breeds” like the english leicester, border leicester or lincoln and to some degree the finnish landrace or the mohair from an angora goat,” Dr Scobie said. “Some of the lustre mutants that have been reported previously have grown wool that is quite likely to cott or felt, particularly those found in the merino breed. “The propensity to felt may be due to a protein difference or changes in the surface structure and if we could control that we could reduce the amount of cotting on the sheep or felting of the end product – unless of course felting is a desirable feature of the final product.” Natural mutations have played an important role in New Zealand’s farming

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history. “Many years ago, a mutation in romney sheep produced the drysdale, which is a very hairy sheep with horns that became a significant breed, though numbers have declined,” he said. “The identification by AgResearch scientists of prolificacy gene mutation, the inverdale gene, and the subsequent development of the genetic test for it has given farmers a new option when making reproduction management decisions. “Not all mutations become so useful or productive, but they are always very helpful in improving our understanding of normal animals. “If you think you have a lamb with an unusual coat take another look. Lustrous wool looks quite like mohair from an angora goat, with a shiny appearance that hair care companies would like to be able to reproduce and sell in a bottle!” Farmers throughout New Zealand that think they have identified a lustre lamb can contact Dr David Scobie by phoning 03 321-8688 or emailing info@

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AgResearch scientists are on the look-out for lambs with curious coats and they need Mid Canterbury farmers help to find them. Last year, a lamb with an unusual wool coat was identified by a farmer and brought to the attention of AgResearch staff involved in the AgResearch Enhanced Wool Quality project. “The farmer thought his lamb was the result of a cross between a goat and a sheep, however subsequent genetic testing by my colleagues showed the lamb was 100 per cent sheep,” says AgResearch scientist Dr David Scobie. “The unusual coat was the result of a natural mutation that enhanced the lustre characteristics of the wool. Unfortunately this lamb has not survived into this season. “We are very interested in locating lambs with this unusual wool coat, because studying a naturally occurring mutation with such a dramatic effect on fibre characteristics provides a unique opportunity to understand the genetic and physiological mechanisms affecting fibre quality.

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LAMB After a relatively strong start to the season, the New Zealand lamb slaughter has dropped away markedly in November, particularly in the South Island. National weekly throughput had climbed as high as 314,000 head but the latest data show that this dropped back to just 235,000 head during the week ended November 17. The lift seen in late October is an indication that farmers heeded to recommendations and got as many lambs as possible in before the last Christmas chilled shipment departed in early November. But conditions in many parts of the country this spring have not been the best for pasture production and subsequently lambs have taken longer to finish. It is likely that the slowdown in processing in the past few weeks is likely to be a direct reflection of that.

BEEF Thanksgiving in the US last week appears to have done very little to cool the imported beef market, which has continued to run hot. In US dollar terms, imported 90CL cow meat is now trading at all-time record high levels, while 95CL bull meat is on par with its record high achieved earlier this year. A lift at this time is somewhat surprising, as trading during Thanksgiving week is often quiet. Also, the US cow slaughter is near its seasonal peak, so supplies of domestic 90CL meat are relatively strong. With firmer prices expected into early 2013, it’s possible that some buyers may be doing more purchasing earlier in the season. This would explain why prices are currently rising, as import supplies remain tight, particularly out of New Zealand.

DAIRY Agrifax prices for Oceanic dairy commodities eased last week. Dairy commodities prices are now on average 7 per cent lower than they were a year ago when measured in US dollar terms. When this is transferred into New Zealand dollar terms the differential pushes out to 15 per cent. Global markets for milk powders have softened in the past month. The Euro strengthened slightly against the US dollar over the past week, but remains relatively weak. This is making European sourced skim milk powder very competitive on global markets and is putting downwards pressure on prices. However, milk production in Europe is tracking behind year ago levels, which is expected to impact on the volume of product available to export. If supply tightens on the global market then prices are likely to respond in a positive manner. But if New Zealand continues to produce milk at elevated levels throughout the remainder of the 2012/13 season, then this is likely to have a detrimental impact on global commodity prices and the milk price New Zealand dairy farmers receive.

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The Central Temperance Hotel was short-lived By Michael Hanrahan


arly in the morning of May 13, 1881, a fire destroyed Ashburton’s Central Temperance Hotel in Havelock Street. The two-storey wooden building with 20 rooms had been built to the east of Somerset Lane by James Baker, a partner in the adjoining coach building business of Baker and Brown. The first proprietor was J. Broom, who opened the business in November 1878. He is possibly the man standing in the door for the photo, which was taken between November 1878 and February 1879. While the name “Temperance” would indicate a business that did not sell alcohol, the photo of the building clearly shows that it had a bar – possibly one that did not sell alcohol. Within four months of starting business Mr Broom was bankrupt and relinquished the lease. In February 1879 James Baker advertised it for sale on easy terms. The advertising continued until July, the building being advertised as fronting on to Baring Square and opposite the Railway Station – something of a stretch of the truth as at the time the railway station was diagonally across Baring Square from the hotel, opposite the post office. The building appears not to have sold, but it did attract another tenant, Thomas Broadbelt who in August 1879 re-opened as a boarding house, but still with the same name. In July the following year, 1880, there was another new proprietor, George Watts, who was still operating the business nine months later when a fire originating from the kitchen coal range spread throughout the building. Mr Watts, his wife and one child were staying at Chertsey on the night of the fire. Two of their other children were in the hotel, and they were taken to safety by one of the three boarders who were also in residence. The fire brigade and police were soon on the scene, but it was obvious they could do little with their hand-operated pumps to save the building. They concentrated on trying to save

The Central Temperance Hotel in Havelock Street, 1878.

adjoining buildings, demolishing some smaller structures in an attempt to stop the fire spreading to shops in East Street. Close behind the hotel were the Somerset Stables, a large wooden building, and across the lane was the back of the town hall, another wooden building fronting on to East Street.

The fire brigade’s only water supply was from the street side channels, and as they were not fitted with sumps it was difficult to get the water deep enough for the pumps. The large crowd that turned out also hampered their efforts. Next to the hotel and attached to it

was Baker and Browns coach factory and blacksmiths shop which caught fire and was also destroyed. During the afternoon before the fire a strong nor’west wind had been blowing but it had died away and was virtually calm at the time of the fire. In spite of that the fences surrounding the county

clerk’s house on the opposite side of Havelock Street, on the Baring Square corner, caught fire on several occasions. By 4am, two hours after the fire broke out, not a board of either the Central Temperance or Baker and Brown’s coach factory was still stand-

ing, although all the stock from the factory was saved. The coach factory was covered by insurance, as was the boarding house furniture. The Central Temperance Hotel was never rebuilt, a block of shops eventually taking its place, although today the site is a carpark.

Memories of A long way in a short time the Radiant T By Kathleen Stringer

By Kathleen Stringer


his rather unexciting sign is an object that is sure to stir a few memories. It comes from the Radiant Hall, on Willis Street, which was a venue for a variety of functions. Just looking through our archives I located such events as a ‘dramatic event’ to raise money for the Belgian relief and balls and dances for the Ashburton Hunt and the Tinwald Cycling Club. There are programmes for a number of concerts for touring performers, the Country Women’s Institute, scouts and guides, schools and combined performances for the borough’s 75th anniversary. Other events include the Bride of the Year, a celebration for Dean O’Donnell’s diamond jubilee and Smallbone’s golden jubilee. I am sure there are many other events that were just as noteworthy, such as private parties and other activities. The building was originally a stable. The Guardian of 1892 mentioned a past fire in Edward Cookson’s stables that was “a theatre of conflagration of considerable extent”. This probably was the reason why in 1878 tenders were opened for new stables. This new



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) This can turn out to be a rather strange day in which tensions and powerful emotions may be felt. Issues associated with career and financial matters may come to a head. The positive news is that with application and careful consideration things can get resolved. You may have a tendency to want to jump in at the deep end but just see where things lead.



building, opened in November of that year, had a frontage of 65 feet and contained 17 stalls and three loose boxes. For 31 years Mr Cookson owned the business. He sold it, in 1905, to J J Lewis. T White purchased the stables in 1938 and converted them into the Radiant Hall. According to the Scottish Society’s notes, their first dance at the new premises attracted almost 1400 people. James and Douglas Stewart purchased the hall from Mr White. The Stewarts then sold the building to the Scottish Society, who held many functions there. In 1974 they sold it to the Redmond family who changed its name to Martingale Mews. For a short time it was an upholstery factory but after all the horses and hooleys the building was beginning to show its age. In 1996 the building was pulled down to make way for the present Countdown complex carpark. The museum has a few items rescued from the building, including this sign, but would be interested to hear some of the stories associated with it as well.


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) One relationship may have been problematic for some while but today an issue that you have been carefully avoiding may need to be resolved. However, the simple act of talking about it may not be that easy. Both of you may be entrenched in your own views and unwilling to listen to the other. Someone needs to offer the hand of peace.

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) There is an extremely businesslike energy around that could enable you to close a lucrative deal or perhaps get the job you have been hoping for. However, it may not be that easy. You may have to show that you can be professional in all senses of the word. If you’re not, you may not get what you want, so do your homework to maximise your chances.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Relationships have been intense for some time. However, today they may go one step further, with powerful forces buffeting either a new romance or your long-term relationship. Romancewise, your sweetheart may give you the cold shoulder, which could be quite hurtful. Someone at work may also try to dominate you. Stand your ground if need be.


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LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) An issue at home may have a knock-on effect at work and on your performance. If you and a partner or friend aren’t getting on it could affect the way your day pans out. Make peace with each other and things could change for the better. At work your focus and very competitive nature can take you places. You seem determined to succeed.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) A budding romance seems to be hotting up. The passion you both feel may seem almost overwhelming and take you places you hadn’t imagined. Strangely enough it could be because of this deep intensity that you become frightened to share your feelings. If you do, you may seem closed off and unnaturally cool. Try not to miss this chance Virgo.

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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Financial anxieties of a temporary nature may cause you to think about taking drastic action in order to handle your money in a more efficient way. You could also find that one income stream dries up, leaving you feeling panicky. However, a chat with your partner or friend may throw up many new ideas for bringing extra money into the home.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) You may feel out in the cold, as though cut off from others and unable to connect. As Venus links with Saturn in your sign you may not feel particularly romantic or warm-hearted. However, as this focus is very businesslike, you could do well in a professional setting. Choose your words with care though. You may say something harsh you don’t mean.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) Although things are generally going well for you, you may feel quite moody today for reasons you may not be able to put your finger on. You may feel like spending some time alone, thinking things through and working out your next move. If you’re out shopping, the desire to own that special item may become super-strong. Can you resist Archer?

his advertisement, printed in the Journal of the Mid Canterbury Federation of CWI, caught my eye recently. In these days of independent women it is odd to see something that glaringly states that men were the breadwinners and women depended on their husbands for everything. As the pop singer Pink states: “Today Shorty got a job, Shorty got a car, And Shorty can pay her own rent.” What struck me most about the ‘old fashioned’ point of view was that the journal wasn’t printed in the 1940s or 50s, as I expected but 1963. Women really have come a long way in a short time. It looks like a basic advert and it is, but it tells so much. Firstly, it may hint that the ‘oppressed’ role of women wasn’t as clear cut. Yes ladies depended on their husbands for their hats and coats (so we know that such items were still in fashion in those days) but they also were in a position to encourage and support their husbands in their farming. It is no longer PC to talk about farmers’ wives, society has now realised that farming is a partnership and farmers are both male and female. Secondly, it reinforces how important farming was to the economy – “Good grass means good living”. We townies forget that even today we rely heavily on agriculture for our standard of living. Third it refers to a local business – the Victory Lime Works. So well known, perhaps, that no other information but its name needs to be given. The museum has some material pertaining to this industry in our Mid Canterbury Transport collection. It was one of a number of mines and related activities in the Staveley-Mt Somers area.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You seem to be in a very determined mood and unlikely to change your course once you have decided on your next move. In fact, you could be so determined that anyone else’s doubts may not deter you. Yet do try to be flexible, for it might be for your own good. A friend may seem to cold-shoulder you. Let it pass. It’s possibly a temporary problem.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) An issue at work may leave you feeling sore and possibly slightly wounded. Try not to take this to heart as it could have an effect on your health. If you can forgive and let it go you’ll possibly find that things soon sort themselves out anyway. Although your natural instinct is to work things out intellectually, it may be best to trust that this will resolve itself.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) This is one of those days when it’s possible that you may get into an argument. It’s best not to rock the boat because someone could react very angrily. The desire to explore new options, especially when it comes to study and learning, may be strong. Today can also see you think about business or business management as a possible subject.


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Vettel overwhelmed by third world title Sebastian Vettel was not sure if he should laugh or cry yesterday after becoming Formula One’s youngest triple world champion by finishing a dogged sixth in the rain-lashed Brazilian Grand Prix. He struggled with his emotions and wept on his final lap as his Red Bull chief screamed congratulations at him on the team radio, the 25-year-old German having climbed through the field after a first-lap collision with Bruno Senna’s Williams. After some wild celebrations on the pit wall, and with a mass of his team-mates in the cramped Interlagos garages, he said: “It is difficult to imagine what goes through my head now even for myself. “I am full of adrenaline and if you poke me now I wouldn’t feel it. “It was such an incredible race. When you get turned around at Turn Four for no reason and it becomes like heading the wrong way down the (British motorway) M25 it is not the most comfortable feeling. “I was lucky no-one hit me, but the car was damaged and we lost a lot of speed, especially when it dried up. “Fortunately it started to rain again and I felt so much happier. “People try to push us in a certain direction when they talk about how we perform when it rains but I think we have proven across the season we like rain conditions as well as dry.� Asked about the pressures during a post-race interview with BBC Television, he added: “It is unbelievable, but the most important thing is that throughout the season we always kept believing in ourselves. “A lot of people tried to play dirty tricks but we did not get distracted by that and kept going our way and all the guys gave a big push right to the end. “We stepped up our game in the second half of the season which allowed us to come back in this championship. I have to thank all the team because there is no-one in our team more important than the next person. “We are all a group and fighting next to each other and

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Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel celebrates with members of his team after the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix. Vettel overcame a first-lap crash to clinch his third straight Formula One championship title. not against each other. I am very proud of that. It is unbelievable.� He showed great emotions again when asked to reflect on joining an elite pantheon of triple champions.

“For all of us in the team and also myself it is unreal. To win that third title here, where one of my greatest idols Ayrton Senna was from... “It is very difficult to imagine I join him and other great

Show over for Schu Michael Schumacher bade an emotional farewell to Formula One yesterday after finishing seventh in his final race, the tumultuous seasonending Brazilian Grand Prix. After 21 years, seven drivers’ championship triumphs and 91 victories, the 43-yearold recovered from an early puncture to score points in his final outing with the Mercedes team. In an incident-packed race, Schumacher fell to the back of the field in the opening laps but climbed to sixth before being passed by titlebound fellow-German, and good friend, Sebastian Vettel. “I think it’s a nice ending,� he said. “I’m finishing off and he’s (Vettel) clinching his third title. “I’m very proud of him and he’s a good friend of mine and let’s see what happens in his future. “My emotions are under control at the moment, maybe later having a drink and hugging the mechanics it’ll become more sentimental but I’m looking forward to life after Formula One now. “It’s been a pretty big challenge in this race because obviously I had the puncture and was at the back again ... It took some memories back to 2006 when the same thing happened to me. “Luckily I have the nature of not giving up and always trying to find a solution, and photo ap it worked out. Michael Schumacher runs his last race in Formula One. “In a way it does remind me of 2003 when I had a similar He added that he had enjoyed his “second struggle and just managed by career� with Mercedes. a point to win the championship.� “It’s been a beautiful time. He smiled as he looked back on his thrilling “Lots of exciting moments we shared, and fight with 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of lots of tough moments. Lotus during the race. “The most incredible thing in a way is “People are here to see a show, so you might that I felt a lot of support in these last three as well put one on,� added Schumacher. years and they have been the most difficult “Give it a go and give it the maximum. “I was having a go, and at certain moments years for me. “But the fans have always been behind me.� you need to accept that there isn’t the space  - AFP and admit defeat.�

names by winning three successive titles. My radio was not working, I was crying and you didn’t hear that and I am very happy about that. I just can’t find the right words to describe how I feel right now.� - AFP

• ‘In a club of his own’ Mark Webber says Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel is in “a club on his ownâ€? after securing his third successive Formula One drivers’ championship. Webber came fourth to finish the year sixth overall. The 36-year-old Australian was full of praise for Vettel. “He’s in a club on his own now,â€? Webber said. “It’s very, very special to do it three times in a row. Last year was a little more straightforward, but this year was a bit more difficult, as was 2010. Three in a row is going some, for sure. So I congratulate him, it’s a great effort.â€? - AAP

• Hamilton crashes out Lewis Hamilton blasted Nico Hulkenberg yesterday after the Force India driver sent the former world champion crashing out of the Brazilian Grand Prix on his final day behind the wheel of a McLaren. The 25-year-old German lost control as he attempted to squeeze into the lead on lap 55 of the 71-lap race and rammed straight into Hamilton. His car was damaged beyond immediate repair and, after returning to the McLaren garage, he was greeted with a standing ovation by the team, mindful that he had given his all in his final race before joining Mercedes in 2013. - AFP

• Alonso pipped Fernando Alonso hinted his world championship dream was shattered by rough justice in Belgium and Japan rather than his heartbreaking knife edge defeat in Brazil yesterday. The Ferrari driver finished second behind Jenson Button of McLaren in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, but his performance was not enough to prevent Sebastian Vettel from claiming a third title by just three points. The Spaniard insisted that his campaign had been undermined at Spa, when he was shunted by Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, and at Suzuka when Vettel’s alleged blocking tactics in qualifying resulted in only a reprimand for the German.-AFP

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Otago greyhound fields and form Otago Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Forbury Park Raceway Meeting Date: 27 Nov 2012 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14; 15 and 16 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 14, 15 and 16 1 12.03pm OTAGO FIRST4 MAIDEN SPRINT C0, 310m 1 27 Dixie Queen nwtd............................. B Dann 2 Charlie’s Choice nwtd A &..................Seque 3 038 Zoe Brand nwtd................................ B Dann 4 4 Leah Belle nwtd...............................R Breen 5 27583 Inner Beauty nwtd............................. B Dann 6 68688 Blue Shorts nwtd P &....................B Conner 7 58846 Homebush Cruden nwtd............J McInerney 8 Cawbourne Spear nwtd.............J McInerney 9 2255x Capua nwtd J &......................................May 10 86 Opawa Wolf nwtd.......................J McInerney 2 12.23pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ C0, 545m 1 856 Wagon Wheel nwtd M &....................Jopson 2 78788 Zahra nwtd......................................J Guthrie 3 7536 Pukeko Express nwtd....................... B Eade 4 62 Uno Flash nwtd L &............................ Wales 5 47675 Secret Nicole nwtd P &..................B Conner 6 3736 Opawa Niko nwtd.............................R Breen 7 72241 Secret Arnie (c1) nwtd L &................. Wales 8 865 Uno Green nwtd L &........................... Wales 9 66542 Choose To Love nwtd M &.................Jopson 10 274 Pindari nwtd J &...............................D Fahey 3 12.42pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS SPRINT C1, 310m 1 75636 Maggie Dee 18.93............................ B Eade 2 28564 Froggy Newitt nwtd........................... B Eade 3 71121 Secret Sprite nwtd J &.....................D Fahey 4 67876 Cawbourne Catch 18.53................... M Flipp 5 77754 Wandy Matt 18.91............................ M Grant 6 83738 Summerland King 18.93....................J Dunn 7 43564 Johnny’s Blue 18.69 P &................B Conner 8 44524 James Arthur nwtd.............................J Dunn 9 64848 Ohoka Summer nwtd S &.................Bonnett 10 77746 Are Tee May nwtd............................. M Flipp 4 12.59pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP SPRINT C2, 310m 1 F8648 Wyndham (c1) nwtd M &...................Jopson 2 17367 Aussie Haka 18.73........................... M Grant 3 48718 Wandy Jewel nwtd.......................D Kingston 4 62213 Fulla Torque nwtd C &..................D Roberts 5 31146 Wandy Gaylene nwtd..................... G Cleeve 6 62746 Black Trigger 19.04 P &.................B Conner 7 58754 Okuku Lilly 18.77............................ R Casey 8 27738 Tower 18.96..................................... M Grant

9 83566 Foggy Storm 19.01 J &...........................May 10 23877 Don’t Call Me nwtd....................J McInerney 5 1.18pm CB NORWOOD FARM MACHINERY STAKES C1, 545m 1 75173 Opawa No Ear nwtd J &..................D Fahey 2 67881 Homebush Chopper nwtd..........J McInerney 3 31461 Indi’s Grace 33.47............................ M Grant 4 88435 Moon And Sea 34.08......................... J Allen 5 36455 Heroism nwtd A &...............................Seque 6 52313 Jinja Jam nwtd J &...........................D Fahey 7 43176 Opawa Sir nwtd L &............................ Wales 8 382F7 Miss Ozark nwtd.............................J Guthrie 9 27457 Casley 32.57 M &................................. J Hill 10 68756 Autumn Spirit 33.63........................... J Allen 6 1.37pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C2, 545m 1 22725 Space Race nwtd J &......................D Fahey 2 38538 Shadow Wolf 33.17 P &.................B Conner 3 17574 Homebush Wild 33.11................J McInerney 4 61274 Noggin 33.03..................................... J Allen 5 55751 Pukeko Flyer 33.02........................... B Eade 6 43572 Okuku Surprise nwtd...................... R Casey 7 34113 Calm Spirit 33.00............................... J Allen 8 36344 Thrilling Jonah 32.75....................... M Grant 9 83835 Baby James nwtd......................J McInerney 10 41157 Over Bid nwtd A &..............................Seque 7 1.54pm BLUE BUBBLE DUNEDIN TAXIS C1, 310m 1 21133 Pick The Tip nwtd............................ D Voyce 2 87x8x Funny Haha nwtd.............................. M Flipp 3 37684 Bank Roller nwtd............................... M Flipp 4 68622 Marmalade Skies nwtd......................J Dunn 5 15855 New York Affair nwtd J &.........................May 6 77885 Moreport Shannon 18.87 P &........B Conner 7 71462 New Ingilltab nwtd P &...................B Conner 8 24164 Ray Dosh nwtd................................. B Eade 9 51546 Wandy Millah 19.16.....................D Kingston 10 15476 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 8 2.13pm FORBURY MAIDEN SPRINT FINAL C0f, 310m 1 111 False Step (c1) 18.81........................J Dunn 2 22123 Grant A Wish (c1) 19.32..................R Breen 3 2231 Starburst Blanch(c1) nwtd............... M Grant 4 64158 See Spot Run (c1) 19.48.................R Breen 5 87471 Redial (c1) 19.21...............................J Dunn 6 88522 Zip Zap Zappa nwtd...................R Blackburn 7 242 Billy Brand nwtd................................ B Dann 8 41473 Smash Amy (c1) 18.86.................... M Grant 9 27 Dixie Queen nwtd............................. B Dann 10 6216 Stirling Dann (c1) nwtd C &................ Fagan 9 2.32pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS STAKES

C3, 545m 1 11647 Botany Comet nwtd...................J McInerney 2 56577 Archie’s Jet 32.77 M &.......................Jopson 3 x7522 Know Peril 32.94............................ G Cleeve 4 78855 Wonnie Wonder nwtd C &.............D Roberts 5 15175 Sretror 32.65 J &.............................D Fahey 6 55167 Another Course nwtd.................J McInerney 7 44366 Black Emily 33.28 L &......................... Wales 8 52787 Thrilling Sadie nwtd......................... M Grant 9 x3144 Fear Go 33.00................................ G Cleeve 10 21345 Opawa Style 32.98 L &....................... Wales 10 2.49pm BRIAN BAGLEY DRIVER LICENSING STAKES C4, 545m 1 42112 No Undies Sundy 33.35.............J McInerney 2 36566 Gone Awol (c3) nwtd.................J McInerney 3 587F3 Okuku Dreamer nwtd C &................... Fagan 4 46685 Opawa Collar 33.06 S &..................B Evans 5 64758 Felixstowe (c3) 32.70 A &...................Seque 6 77878 Molly Paisley nwtd......................... G Cleeve 7 15664 Take No Prisoner 33.41................. G Cleeve 8 88852 Cynthia Baxter 32.70.................J McInerney 9 17627 Homebush Iris 33.01..................J McInerney 10 41333 Bob’s Eye 33.20.........................J McInerney 11 3.10pm GREEN ISLAND BARBER SHOP C2, 310m 1 67278 Johnnie George 18.80..................... M Grant 2 45144 Okuku Skyhigh nwtd C &.................... Fagan 3 14488 Homebush Coco 19.25..............J McInerney 4 38288 Lightning Fever 19.08 S &...............B Evans 5 57388 Cawbourne Heidi nwtd M &...............Jopson 6 24277 Okuku Bobo 19.01.......................... R Casey 7 44837 Where’s John Cee 18.84................. M Grant 8 24361 Jimmy Cee 18.68.............................. M Flipp 9 72587 Mainland Star nwtd........................... B Dann 10 63667 Tie My Tie 18.64 J &...............................May 12 3.33pm DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER SPRINT C3, 310m 1 81613 Excessive Speed nwtd...............J McInerney 2 45314 Waterhouse 18.75 J &............................May 3 26474 Tepirita Tiki 18.49.............................R Breen 4 81823 Star Gun 18.67 J &.................................May 5 32222 Another Coffee 18.72.................J McInerney 6 41221 Drive Five nwtd..................................J Dunn 7 57315 Rule Judge Judy 19.42 J &.....................May 8 13177 But It’s Great 18.95....................J McInerney 9 47326 Finger Pop nwtd.................................J Dunn 10 47725 Homebush Domino 19.20..........J McInerney 13 3.55pm ST KILDA VETERINARY CLINIC STKS C5, 545m 1 78518 Wodston Bobo 32.75...................... R Casey


2 22687 Know Spunk 32.85......................... G Cleeve 3 44516 Shunt Appeal 32.48.......................... B Eade 4 64352 Yella Mustard 32.78 J &...................D Fahey 5 71157 Finn McMissile 33.31.......................L Philips 6 52363 Mamaja 33.28................................. R Casey 7 27666 Magic Maggie (c4) 32.29 C &.......D Roberts 8 7111F Admire nwtd A &.................................Seque 9 14848 Waterview Lass (c4) 33.34 A &..........Seque 10 43586 Geoff The Ref 32.25 A &....................Seque 14 4.23pm HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY SARAH MCLAUGHLIN SPRINT C5, 310m 1 73573 Tricky Harry nwtd...........................J Holdem 2 77118 Hauko 18.70.......................................J Dunn 3 81526 Sosan 18.76 C &..........................D Roberts 4 33136 Homebush Helen 18.58.............J McInerney 5 32254 Sorry Vanderford 18.38 J &....................May 6 75314 Homebush Edith nwtd................J McInerney 7 55661 Homebush Mayhem nwtd..........J McInerney 8 11543 Another Gon 18.41....................J McInerney 9 25315 Fanta Alert nwtd C &.......................... Fagan 10 18128 Rosca 18.15...............................J McInerney 15 4.40pm GREEN ISLAND SUPER LIQUOR SPRINT C4, 310m 1 56745 Dyna Brownlow 18.92 C &............D Roberts 2 6375x Genista Outlaw 18.59 J &.......................May 3 23338 Pure And Special 18.47................... M Grant 4 76843 Know Escape 18.31....................... G Cleeve 5 4F173 Benny’s Angel nwtd...................J McInerney 6 18288 Iceberg Rapper 19.07...................... M Grant 7 68528 Just A Mate 18.68......................J McInerney 8 52564 Cool Jordie 19.12..............................S Whall Emergencies: 9 61856 Vitalize 18.72 J &....................................May 10 83878 Genista Tornado 18.58 J &.....................May 16 4.58pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 18TH DECEMBER SPRINT C4, 310m 1 64745 Homebush Craig nwtd...............J McInerney 2 81438 Mustard Fudge 18.47 J &.......................May 3 23477 Flying Jojo nwtd C &.....................D Roberts 4 7x886 Persian Oil nwtd............................... M Grant 5 66342 Fireman’s Salute 18.52.................. G Cleeve 6 16874 Natalia Bale 18.48 S &....................B Evans 7 47127 Gotta Find Bubba nwtd..................... M Flipp 8 16334 Heza Sensation 18.70 P &............B Conner 9 F3877 Genista Lightnin 18.74 J &.....................May 10 46786 Magic You 18.90 C &....................D Roberts LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

ACROSS 1. Dissembling (12) 7. Midget (5) 8. Fold (5) 9. Label (3) 10. Refuge (9) 11. First course (6) 12. Innate (6) 15. Enslave (9) 17. Dandy (3) 18. Concerning (5) 19. Romeo (5) 21. Businessman (12)


DOWN 1. Conjectural (12) 2. Cockney’s tea (3) 3. Child (6) 4. Powerlessness (9) 5. Boxing ring (5) 6. Stamina (7,5) 7. Figure (5) 10. Onlooker (9) 13. Bid (5) 14. Thrash (6) 16. Scowl (5) 20. Strive (3)

1. Fret (6) 4. Particular (6) 9. Qualm (6,7) 10. Late (7) 11. Retinue (5) 12. Petty (5) 14. Traverse (5) 18. Wrong (5) 19. Agony (7) 21. Worsening (13) 22. Obscure (6) 23. Virtuous (6)

DOWN 1. Area (6) 2. Premier (5,8) 3. Famous (5) 5. Voter (7) 6. Exuberance (6,7) 7. Myth (6) 8. Volunteer (5) 13. See (7) 15. Frank (6) 16. Forbidden (5) 17. Alter (6) 20. Grind (5)



Across: 4 Rivalry; 8 Rumpus; 9 Advance; 10 Convey; 11 Greedy; 12 Squabble; 18 Retrieve; 20 Aplomb; 21 Please; 22 Comfort; 23 In fact; 24 Reflect. Down: 1 Precise; 2 Ominous; 3 Superb; 5 Indigent; 6 Awaken; 7 Recede; 13 Barbaric; 14 Get-away; 15 Beneath; 16 Oppose; 17 Woeful; 19 Relent.

Across: 1 Hypocritical; 7 Dwarf; 8 Pleat; 9 Tag; 1 Sanctuary; 11 Entree; 12 Inborn; 15 Infatuate; 17 Fop; 1 About; 19 Lover; 21 Entrepreneur. Down: 1 Hypothetical; 2 Cha; 3 Infant; 4 Impotence; Arena; 6 Staying power; 7 Digit; 10 Spectator; 13 Offe 14 Wallop; 16 Frown; 20 Vie.

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Breakfast. Good Morning. ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (T) Coach Trip. (G, T) Four Weddings USA. (G,


3.00 60 Minute Makeover.


4.00 Te Karere. (T) brings you key events and stories of interest to Maori, as well as bringing a Maori perspective to the day’s news and current affairs. 4.30 ONE News. 4.55 Come Dine With Me. (G, R) A daily lifestyle show that sees five very different people compete to be named the ultimate dinner party host. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat.




6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Close Up. (T) 7.30 Coastwatch. (Final, G, R, T) Boaties come to grief in the Waitemata Harbour. 8.00 Dog Squad. (Final,

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8.30 Trek: Spy On The Wildebeest. (Final, G, R, T) The migration reaches Kenya’s Masai Mara where, for the calf, the river presents his greatest challenge yet. 9.40 The Other Side of Jimmy Savile. (T) 10.40 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.10 The Closer. (AO, T) 12.10 Tough Nuts. (AO, T) 1.10 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.35 BBC World. 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 World Business Report. 3.45 Sport Today. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.30 HARDtalk. 5.00 The Hub. 5.05 The Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (R, T)



6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Toon Disney. (G, R, T)

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7.25 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. (G, R, T) 7.50 Transformers Prime. (G, R, T) 8.15 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 8.40 The Magic Roundabout. (R, T) 9.05 Fireman Sam. (G, T) 9.15 Chuggington. (G, R, T) 9.25 Mr Men. (G, R, T) 9.30 Infomercial. 11.00 Korero Mai – Speak To Me. 11.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 12.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 12.30 Hope And Faith. (G, R, T) 1.00 My Kitchen Rules. (G, R, T) 2.00 Jeremy Kyle USA. (PGR) 3.00 Mr Men. (G, R) 3.05 Pocoyo. (G, R, T) 3.10 Franklin. (G, R, T) 3.30 Spongebob Squarepants. (G, R, T) 4.00 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. (G, R, T) 4.30 Life With Boys. (G, T) 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 My Wife And Kids. (G, R, T)

(G, R)

12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R,


1.00 Dr Phil. (PGR, R) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PGR, R) 3.00 Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. (PGR, R, T) Tabatha tries to retool a children’s salon in California, but its owner admits that she doesn’t even know if she wants to save her salon, creating a huge challenge for Tabatha. 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G, R) 5.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T)

6.00 Neighbours. (G, T) 6.30 Spin City. (G, R, T) 7.00 Shortland Street.

3 News. Campbell Live. Block Australia. (PGR) Drug Bust. (PGR, R, T) Te Manurewa CIB plan to bust meth-dealers, frontline police officers are confronted by an marijuana grower, and a drug-addicted youth decides life on the run has become too much. 8.35 Grand Designs Australia. (Final, G, T) 9.35 Inside Child Poverty.

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7.30 The Amazing Race Australia. (Final, PGR, T) Season Finale: One team makes a potentially disastrous decision, while tensions flair between two rivals as the final three teams race across two continents in the quest for $250,000. 9.00 The Mentalist. (AO, T) 10.00 Body Of Proof. (AO, T) 11.00 Scrubs: The Final Season. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Charlie’s Angels. (AO, T) 12.30 Police Women Of Dallas. (PGR, R) 1.30 Infomercial. 2.30 Aotearoa Social Club. (AO, R) 3.20 Call Me Fitz. (AO, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (G, R) 5.30 Infomercial.

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) Top Chef. (PGR, R) Entertainment Tonight.

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10.35 Nightline. 11.05 Sports Tonight. 11.20 CSI. (AO, R, T) 12.20 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)

PRIMe 6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.

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7.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat.


7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 Great Outdoors. (G, R) 1.00 The Crowd Goes Wild.

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1.30 Hot Property. (G, R) 2.00 Getaway. (G, R) Catriona visits Montenegro, Jason joins the Sea Patrol crew at Mission Beach, Kelly is in Cancun in Mexico, Natalie stays at the Cullen Hotel in Melbourne and Dermott joins the Alcatraz Night Tour. 3.05 Legend Of The Seeker.

Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 That ‘70s Show. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGR) 8.00 New Girl. (PGR) Jess enlists Schmidt’s help for a Parent Trap-type scheme when her divorced parents visit for Thanksgiving.

8.30 Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23. (PGR) The second season begins with James trying to organise a Dawson’s Creek reunion, where he encounters some stars from TV’s past. 9.00 Whitney. (PGR) A romantic snag ensues when Whitney happens upon a box of items from Alex’s former flame. 9.30 30 Rock. (PGR) 10.00 Parks And Recreation. (PGR) 10.25 90210. (PGR) 11.20 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) Monk. (PG) Law & Order. (M) CSI: Miami. (M) CSI: New York. (M) NYPD Blue. (M) Monk. (PG) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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Cash Cab USA. (PG) The Simpsons. (PG) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) Law & Order. (M) America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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12.00 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

NYPD Blue. (M) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG) Cash Cab USA. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos.

7.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 8.30 CSI. (M) 10.30 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 NYPD Blue. (M) 12.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 1.00 Malcolm In The Middle. (PG) 1.25 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.50 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.15 Monk. (PG) 3.05 CSI: Miami. (M) 3.55 CSI. (M) 5.35 Simpsons. (PG)

Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) The Crowd Goes Wild. Best Of Qi. (PR) America’s Got Talent.

8.30 50 Years Of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special. (PGR) Richard Hammond celebrates 50 years of Bond’s greatest cars including the goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit submarine car. 9.50 Rick Stein’s Cornish Christmas. (G, R) 11.05 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G)

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6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos.

4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News.

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 The Angry Beavers. (G, R) 7.30 Monsuno. (G, R) 7.55 The Wild Thornberrys. (G, R) 8.20 Go Diego Go. (G, R) 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.30 The Wiggles Show. (G, R) 9.40 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. (G) 9.50 Action Central. (G, R) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame

Sky Movies 12.00am Highly strung father-to-be Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr) becomes entangled with potsmoking wannabe actor Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) as he boards a plane to Los Angeles to get home in time for his child’s birth. When Ethan’s antics get both men kicked off the plane and put on a “no fly” list, Peter has no option but to share a car with Ethan and drive across the country.

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sky sPORt 2 sky sPORt 1 6.00 IAAF Champion Of The World. 2005 Helsinki. 7.00 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Second Test Day Two. Highlights. 7.30 Cricket. Australia v South Africa. Second Test Day Five. Highlights. 8.00 Rugby. End Of Year Tour. Wales v All Blacks. From Cardiff. Replay. 10.00 Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v Wollongong Hawks. Replay. 12.00 IAAF Champion Of The World. 2005 Helsinki. 1.00 Golf. NZ Open. Round Four. Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch. Highlights. 2.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. DP World Tour Champs Round Four. Highlights. 3.00 Premier League Review. 4.00 A-League Highlights Show. 4.50 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Second Test Day Two. Highlights. 5.20 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Second Test Day Three Morning Session. Live. 7.35 The Cricket Show. 8.05 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Second Test Day Three Afternoon Session. Live. 1.00 The Dirt. 1.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Weekend Replays. 5.30 The ITM Fishing Show.

6.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 6.30 Golf. NZ Open. Round Four. Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch. Highlights. 7.30 A-League Highlights Show. 8.00 Motorsport. FIA Formula One Championship. Brazilian GP. Replay. 10.30 Rugby. Sevens. Southern Regional. From Timaru. Highlights. 12.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 12.30 Cricket. Australia v South Africa. Second Test Day Five. Highlights. 1.00 Rugby. End Of Year Tour. Wales v All Blacks. From Cardiff. Replay. 3.00 Athletics. Mass Participation Series. French Riviera Marathon 3.30 Lawn Bowls. NZ Open. Women’s Pairs 5.00 Motorsport. FIA World Touring Car Championship. Macau Race One. 6.00 Motorsport. FIA World Touring Car Championship. Macau Race Two. 7.00 The Dirt. 7.30 Golf. European PGA Tour. DP World Tour Champs Round Four. Highlights. 8.30 ITM Reunion. 9.30 Rugby Zone. 10.00 Soccer. A-League. Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. Highlights. 11.00 NBL. Melbourne v Wollongong. Replay. 1.00 Soccer. A-League. Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory. Replay. 3.00 Soccer. A-League. Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar. Replay. 5.00 ITM Reunion.

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Zookeeper. (2011, PG) Making Of War Horse. (2011, M). Another Earth. (2011, M) Paranormal Activity 3. (2011, M) Faster. (2010, 16) Nightmare At The End Of The Hall. (2008, M) Sara Rue. Jack And Jill. (2011, PG) Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes. Foster. (2011, PG) Toni Collete, Ioan Gruffudd. Beastly. (2011, PG) Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer. Priest. (2011, M) Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet. A battle-hardened rogue warrior priest embarks on a perilous quest to save his niece from a murderous pack of vampires in a postapocalyptic world. Lottery Ticket. (2010, M) Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Gregory Moss, Ice Cube. One very lucky 18-year-old realises everything is about to change when he discovers he is holding the winning lottery ticket. In Time. (2011, M) Due Date. (2010, 16) Street Kings 2: Motor City. (2011, 16) Ray Liotta. Too Late To Say Goodbye. (2009, M) Rob Lowe, Lauren Holly. Foster. (2011, PG) Toni Collete, Ioan Gruffudd.

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Swamp Loggers. (PG) Man Vs. Wild. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Meteorite Men. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Extreme Forensics. (M) Scorned: Love Kills. (M) I Was Murdered. (M) I Married A Mobster. (M) You Have Been Warned. (PG) Swamp Loggers. (PG) Man Vs. Wild. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Sons Of Guns. (M) Countdown To Collision. (PG) Superhuman Showdown. (PG) Brain Power. Our team of scientists are on a quest to identify the ultimate superhuman in brain power. They investigate five very different candidates and put them through a series of tests. I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Gary Nall and his friend Dave Akers take a flight to the Knick Glacier deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Nightmare Next Door. (M) Deadly Sins. (M) Extreme Forensics. (M) Swamp Loggers. (PG) Cops & Coyotes. (M) Countdown To Collision. (PG) Superhuman Showdown. (PG) Dirty Jobs. (PG)

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MOVIe GReats 6.40 Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. (2000, PG) Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen. 8.25 Blade Runner: The Final Cut. (1982, M) Harrison Ford, Sean Young. 10.20 Speed. (1994, M) Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves. 12.15 Heartbreakers. (2001, M) Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 2.20 King Arthur. (2004, M) Clive Owen, Keira Knightley. 4.25 King Arthur. (2004, M) Clive Owen, Keira Knightley. 4.55 Barbershop. (2002, M) Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Eve. 6.40 Barbershop 2: Back In Business. (2004, M) Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer. Calvin has a new fight on his hands as urban developers try to smarten up the neighbourhood with big brand shops, including a hairdressing chain. 8.30 Gladiator. (2000, M) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix. Winner of a Best Actor Oscar®, Russell Crowe stars as a Roman general betrayed in this action-packed story of revenge set in the Roman Colosseum. 11.05 Transporter 2. (2005, M) Jason Statham. 12.35 King Arthur. (2004, M) 2.40 Barbershop. (2002, M) 4.20 Gladiator. (2000, M)

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A score to settle ‘

It’s been a long year and maybe we were thinking about the week ahead

By Wynne Gray Conrad Smith’s noggin has not taken its usual beating. He is weary and his body fatigued but you suspect, like his team-mates, he is ready for one last push against England. If there were scores to settle in Cardiff because of some remarks made around last year’s World Cup, there are just as many this week at Twickenham. The dangers are ubiquitous, not least from an England side which has lost two tests on the bounce but has size and oomph about it which will click with a vengeance one afternoon at Twickers. England are dwelling in a world of hurt and uncertainty, but if conditions are similar to those they had against the Springboks they will fancy their bulldozing work against the All Blacks. They last beat the visitors at Twickenham in 2002 when John Mitchell left 21 regulars at

home to prepare for the World Cup. Ali Williams and Andrew Hore made their debut that day but should not be involved this weekend. Before that you have to go back to 1993 to find a test when England triumphed at Twickenham against the All Blacks. The numbers favour the All Blacks but England are always a physical examination. Smith will look across at men like Manu Tuilagi, whose frame suggests he should be playing with a smaller number on his white jersey. He is a smash and grab man with a touch of daring. He made one intercept save and bust out against the Boks but then, like England, ran out of ideas. You figure if the hulking Ma’a


John Low; ATS 2nd Shot 9 & 18: Barry Hill; Nett Eagle No 17: Errol Rix.

Tinwald Golf Club

Basketball NBA results

Collated NBA results and standings yesterday (home team in CAPS): TORONTO RAPTORS 106 San Antonio Spurs 111 NEW YORK KNICKS 121 Detroit Pistons 100 BROOKLYN NETS 98 Portland Trail Blazers 85 DENVER NUGGETS 102 New Orleans Hornets 84 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 104 Phoenix Suns 101 ORLANDO MAGIC 110 Boston Celtics 116 OT


Women’s Results Waterford Trophy: Tinwald Committee V Ashburton Committee Date 22 November 2012 Colleen Linney Defeated Wendy Parr: Kirsty McAuliffe Lost to Vicki Moore: Anne Dwan Lost to Allison grant: Jacqui Beardsley Defeated Leigh Wackrow: Mara Kennedy Defeated Dee Simmons: Val Prendergast Lost to Heather Robertson: Donalda Mitchell Defeated Kathryn Green: Barbara Harris Defeated Jenny Keen. Tinwald Won 5 games to 3.

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Ashburton Bowling Club Pairs and Fours Sponsored by Heartland Building Society held Nov 25 at Ashburton Bowling Club. A full field of 16 teams played 2 games of 4’s and 4 games of pairs (reversing partners). 6 games total. 1st Ian Kaye, Neil Skirton, Rosemary Bennett and Jill May  6 wins  46 ends 108 points. 2nd Bob Holdom, Matt Bassett, Sandra Holdom and Cath Bassett 5 wins  45 ends   81 points 3rd Roger Herriot, Gwen Whipp, Winston Lee and Wendy Herriot 4 wins 1 draw  42 ends 69 points 4th Alistair MacKenzie, Noeline MacKenzie, Doug Kinvig and Gillian Kelly  4 wins 35 ends 74 points.

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club Results for week ending 23rd November Monday Evening Duplicate N/S 1 J Browne and J Lovett, 2= A Clelland and A Harris and P Jowers and D Wilkinson E/W 1 H Briggs and P Scott, 2 O and J Hooper, 3 M Bruce  and Joyce Johnson Tuesday Evening – Duplicate N/S 1 M Moore and T Small 2 P and T Downward, 3  M Buckland  and J Edmond E/W 1 P and T Downward 2 J Knight and B Smith 3 M Holmes and R Kyle Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate N/S 1 B Smith and M M Buckland, 2 J Edmond and S Rosevear, 3 A Maude and I Taylor E/W 1 J Irwin and J Lovett, 2 R Kyle and  R McLaughlin, 3 K Robb and E Segers Thursday Evening. Duplicate. Seniors and Senior Reserves N/S 1 J Knight and B Smith, 2 M Holdaway and R McLaughlin. 3 M Buckland and J Edmond E/W 1= R Kyle and L Wackrow and J Fechney and M Holmes, 3 K Robb  and B Turton Thursday Evening. Junior Teams. C Gillies and L Adams, S Logan and F Williamson

Cricket England v India England beat India by 10 wickets in the second Test at Wankhede Stadium yesterday. Scores: India 327 (C Pujara 135, R Ashwin 68; M Panesar 5-129, G Swann 4-70) and 142 (G Gambhir 65, R Ashwin 11; M Panesar 6-81, G Swann 4-43); England 413 (K Pietersen 186, A Cook 122; P Ojha 5-143) and 0-58 (N Compton 30no, A Cook 18no).


Mayfield Golf Club Geraldine Visit November 24 Geraldine retained the trophy with average 33.8; Mayfield average 33.5. Individual Winners: Ladies; Barbara Clarke 38 points, Denise Kenny 37, Glenis Carr 37, Jillian Lake 36. Men: John Sim 45, Errol Rix 40, Kerry Stevens 40, Ian Fraser 39, Barry Hill 39, Ian Hopping 39, Allan Dixon 39, Phil Southern 38, Max Benseman 38, Neil Collins 37, John Sherfcliffe 37, John Low 36. John Low eagled No 10. Two’s: Glenis Carr, Barbara Clarke, Dave Lapthorne, Gordon Duthie, George Leslie, Wayne Blair, John Sim, Max Benseman, Kerry Stevens. Aon Insurance Nearest Pin No 2 Ladies: Natalie Rix; Men: Don Lake; Bayleys Real Estate No 11: Ladies: not struck; Men: Andrew Lake; MX Property Brokers No 5: Kerry Stevens; National Bank No 14:

Results from the Terrace Downs Titleist Open played on the 24th of November 2012 Overall Gross Mens JJ Love 69 Overall Gross Ladies H. MacAskil1 88 Mens Division One Gross M. Burns 76 Nett J. Burns 70 Stableford R. Wentworth 36 Mens Division Two Gross J. Ferguson 85 Nett E. Crown 63 Stableford M. Golding 39 Ladies Gross G. Bolderston 91 Nett A. Burrows 72 Stableford J. Edwards 31

Ashburton County Veterans Golf Association On Monday 19th November 51 members hosted 36 Selwyn Vets in a contest for the Byrne Salver. This is a home and away fixture in which the result is determined by the average Stableford score of each side over the two rounds. This year Selwyn were the victors with an average score of 63.54 compared to Ashburton’s 62.67 total. The best individual scores on the day were: 1st = with 41 points were Peter Kiddey and Ben Pawsey. 3rd. = with 40 points were Guildford Lane, Graeme Moore and Ron McLaren. (S) 6th. = with39 points were Ron Fabian (S) Chris Fox(S) Peter Pratt, Graeme McEvoy, Bill Gates. 12th. = with 38 points were Ray Wards, John Dudley, Peter Burnett (S) Tony Johnstone (S) Nigel Chamberlain (S). 17th. = with 37 points were Jack Hart, Alex Millar, Ben McOmish, Bruce Pugh, Ian Hoskin, Brian Winchester (S) Rob Hughes (S) Dick Taiaroa (S) Rex Parker (S). Twos: Peter Kiddey and Rex Parker (S)

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight November 22 Results from the twilight stableford round played on Thursday in ideal scoring conditions by a field of 108 players were: Senior; Graeme Mills 23, Ryan Ford 22, Mark Argyle 22, Kevin Bishop 22, Brent Smith 22, Brian McFarlane 21, Brendan Hurley 20, John Smitheram 20, Wayne Lloyd 19 b/l. Junior; Brent Kirdy 24, Stan Stringer22, Richard Hewson 22, Ray Wards 21, Dave Allan 21, Earle Jackson 20, Richie Watson 20, Jamie Binnie 20. Women; Barb Harris 25, Madeline Smith 23, Amanda Gray 21, Carol Shanks 21, Sally Cain 21.

Miniball Year 3 Year 5 Boys Allenton Allstars vrs St Josephs Lakers Hard fought battle that had to go into overtime – final result Allenton Allstars winning 32 – 28. Top scorers Kaleb Chamberlain 18 points (Allenton) and Jonty Small 12 points (St Josephs) Year 5 Most Valuable Boy (joint award) Kaleb Chamberlain and Kalen Tait Year 5 Most Improved Boy Bailey Gray Year 5 Girls Allenton Ninjas vrs St Josephs Starz Allenton dominated, but St Josephs didn’t give up and made a late comeback – final result Allenton winning 38-19. Top scorers Zoe Beckly 10 points (Allenton) Sophie & Millie Ness (St Josephs) 8 points each. Year 5 Most Valuable Girl Sophie Ness Year 5 Most Improved Girl Olivia Stockdill Year 6 Boys Tinwald Tallblacks vrs Hampstead MSA Breakers After Tinwald lead most of game, Hampstead MSA

Nonu got a similar chance he would make more profit. But those are skills Nonu should have after 75 tests, while Tuilagi is just starting his test career. Smith has the computer brain for the game, he feels the pulse of a test. After Cardiff his face had escaped the bruising, cuts and black eyes which have been his recent countenance. He’s had a lengthy season, but wants one more scalp. Wales were well sorted but in every international there were lessons. The All Blacks had tried to kick the ball away because they were tired in the last quarter and had Cory Jane in the sinbin. On reflection it would have been easier to conserve energy by holding on to possession.

Breakers fought back and took the win with great team work – final results Hamsptead winning 29 – 25. Top scorers Fotu Hala 12 points (Hampstead) Sam Pearce 11 points (Tinwald) Year 6 Most Valuable Boy Fotu Hala Year 6 Most Improved Boy Cameron Wilson Year 6 Girls Allenton Magic vrs St Josephs Wildcats Closely fought battle with Allenton coming out the winners – final result Allenton winning 28-21. Top scorers Natasha Waddell 15 points (Allenton) Sammy Arnold 9 points (St Josephs) Year 6 Most Valuable Girls (joint award) Sammy Arnold and Natasha Waddell Year 6 Most Improved Girl Ashlee Strawbridge Most Improved Team – Netherby Cyclones Sportsmanship Award – Longbeach School

Motor racing Brazilian Grand Prix Collated results from the Brazilian Grand Prix yesterday (71 laps): 1. Jenson Button (ENG/MLA) 1hr 45m 22.656sec 2. Fernando Alonso (ESP/FER) +2.754 3. Felipe Massa (BRA/FER) 3.615 4. Mark Webber (AUS/RBR) 4.936 5. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/FOR) 5.708 6. Sebastian Vettel (GER/RBR) 9.453 7. Michael Schumacher (GER/MER) 11.907 8. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/TOR) 28.653 9. Kamui Kobayashi (JPN/SAU) 31.250 10. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/LOT) 1 lap 11. Vitaly Petrov (RUS/CAT) 1 lap 12. Charles Pic (FRA/MAR) 1 lap 13. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/TOR) 1 lap 14. Heikki Kovalainen (FIN/CAT) 1 lap 15. Nico Rosberg (GER/MER) 1 lap 16. Timo Glock (GER/MAR) 1 lap 17. Pedro de la Rosa (ESP/HRT) 2 laps 18. Narain Karthikeyan (IND/HRT) 2 laps 19. Paul Di Resta (SCO/FOR) DNF 3 laps Not classified:Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MLA) 17 laps Romain Grosjean (FRA/LOT) 66 laps Pastor Maldonado (VEN/WIL) 70 laps Sergio Perez (MEX/SAU) 71 laps Bruno Senna (BRA/WIL) 71 laps Overall Standings 1. Sebastian Vettel (GER) 281 2. Fernando Alonso (ESP) 278 3. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) 207 4. Lewis Hamilton (ENG) 190 5. Jenson Button (ENG) 188 6. Mark Webber (AUS) 179 7. Felipe Massa (BRA) 122 8. Romain Grosjean (FRA) 96 9. Nico Rosberg (GER) 93 10. Sergio Perez (MEX) 66 11. Nico Hulkenberg (GER) 63 12. Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) 60 13. Michael Schumacher (GER) 49 14. Paul Di Resta (SCO) 46 15. Pastor Maldonado (VEN) 45 16. Bruno Senna (BRA) 31 17. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) 16 18. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 10 Constructors 1. RedBull - Renault 460 2. Ferrari 400 3. McLaren - Mercedes 378 4. Lotus - Renault 303 5. Mercedes 142 6. Sauber - Ferrari 126 7. Force India - Mercedes 109 8. Williams - Renault 76 9. Toro Rosso - Ferrari 26 10. Marussia - Cosworth 0 10. HRT - Cosworth 0 10. Caterham - Renault 0

Rifle Shooting Fullbore Rifle Shooting The annual Jack Shield competition held at Ashburton 25th November resulted in a very close win with handicaps included, for the Ashburton team 522.75, from Malvern 521.77 and Christchurch 521.74. Shot as seven shot matches in coached teams at 300, 500 and 600 yards, Ashburton scores, Darian Miller 33.3, 35.2, 34.4, 102.9, John Miller 35.4, 35.4, 34.4, 104.12, John Fleming 34.3, 35.3, 33.2, 102.8, Peter Newman 35.3, 35.4, 35.3, 105.10, Sandy Collett 34.3, 30.2, 32.1, 96.6, plus handicaps

“I think we spent more energy chasing them,” Smith said. “It is easy to be picky. It has been a long year and maybe we were thinking about the week ahead. We knew the game was in the bag and it was a matter of holding them out.” Smith follows the history of the game and will have spotted the sort of dangers which jumped up and bit the All Blacks in 1993. They had beaten Scotland, convincingly the week before but then stumbled against a strong but beatable England when Rob Andrew out-duelled Jeff Wilson in an allkick match. The All Blacks were denied a lot of decent ball and could not find enough space from their ad-lib moments in a heavyweight clash against a tenacious England. Ireland in the second test, the Wallabies in Brisbane and Italy in Rome all found some of that blueprint. The All Blacks will head into a very sour summer if they let that occur again this week. - NZH

522.75, Malvern , Darren Swaney 34.5, 35.4, 34.4, 103.13, Bevan Mehrtens 35.4, 35.5, 34.3, 105.16, Chris Kershaw 35.4, 35.5, 35.3, 105.12, Richard Rowlands 34.3, 34.3, 34.3, 102.9, Andrew Whooley 30.1, 34.4, 34.2, 98.7, plus handicaps 521.77, Christchurch, Harry Barker (FTR) 35.5, 35.5, 35.5, 105.15, Tim Webb 35.5, 35.5, 33.1, 103.11, John Forrest 33.2, 35.6, 34.1, 102.9, Rob Lilley 32, 33.3, 33.2, 98.5, Andrew Orr 29, 34.3, 35.3, 98.6, plus handicaps 521.74. Other scores Brian Hawksby 33, 32.4, 35.2, 100.6, Chris Brown (Free rifle) 35.4, 35.6, 35.3, 105.13, Murray Cook 26, 31.2, 28.1, 91.3, and Kevin Harper 27.1, 35.4, 34.3, 96.8.

Softball Hampstead Softball Club Nosh Café Slow-Pitch 23rd November 2012 TGIF Sluggers 19 - 18 Marines & Angels; S & Giggles 19 - 6 Muz’s Tigers; Hawks 11 – 7 As Good As It Gets.

Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis Results from November 24 Mixed Masters Gold beat Blue 4 matches to 2 D. Taylor & C. Christie beat G. Wilson & M. Early 9-1; R. Donaldson & D. Patterson lost to M. Thyne & T. Swain 2-9; D. Taylor & D. Patterson lost to G. Wilson & T. Swain 3-9; C. Christie & R. Donaldson beat M. Early & M. Thyne 9-8 (7-1); D. Taylor & R. Donaldson beat G. Wilson & M. Thyne 9-6; C. Christie & D. Patterson beat M. Early & T. Swain 9-8. Red lost to Green 4 matches to 2 B. Riseley & G. Donaldson lost to M. Reid & W. Christie 0-9; F. Ruddenklau & T. Hunt beat J. Doig & S. Leith 9-7; B. Riseley & T. Hunt lost to M. Reid & S. Leith 4-9; G. Donaldson & F. Ruddenklau lost to W. Christie & J. Doig 4-9; B. Riseley & F. Ruddenklau beat M. Reid & J. Doig 9-7; G. Donaldson & T. Hunt lost to W. Christie & S. Leith 3-9. B Grade Rakaia beat Hampstead 7 sets to 6 G. Benny & H. Wild beat E. Connelly-Whyte & P. Young 9-3; J. Benny & J. Pye lost to F. ConnellyWhyte & A. Martizano 8-9 (6-8); G. Benny lost to E. Connelly-Whyte 5-7, 6-1, 0-1 (4-10); J. Benny beat F. Connelly-Whyte 6-1, 6-2; H. Wild lost to P. Young 0-6, 6-0, 0-1 (6-10); J. Pye beat A. Martizano 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4). Tinwald White lost to Methven Black 5 matches to 1 O. McKeown & J. Leslie lost to P. Ahearn & R. Posa 8-9 (6-8); S. McAtamney & M. Langley lost to A. Todhunter & L. Muckle 1-9; O. McKeown lost to P. Ahearn 3-6, 1-6; J. Leslie beat L. Muckle 6-1, 6-1; S. McAtamney lost to R. Posa 4-6, 2-6; M. Langley lost to A. Todhunter 2-6, 0-6. Methven Jade beat Tinwald Orange 5 matches to 1 D. Wilson & J. Hill beat E. Sinclair & E. Farr 9-2; S. Molloy & A. Holmes beat A. Hefford & S. Cunneen 9-3; D. Wilson lost to E. Sinclair 4-6, 4-6; J. Hill beat A. Hefford 6-4, 6-1; S. Molloy beat E. Farr 6-0, 6-4; A. Holmes beat S. Cunneen 6-2, 6-4. Allenton beat Piknmix 5 matches to 1 S. Bubb & S. Reid beat K. Wild & H. Stock 9-3; R. Twamley & N. Thomassen beat C. Elvines & A . Elvines 9-8 (7-2); S. Bubb beat K. Wild 6-1, 6-0; S. Reid lost to H. Stock 2-6, 2-6; R. Twamley beat C. Elvines 6-3, 6-0; N. Thomassen beat A. Elvines 6-1, 6-0. Junior A Hampstead Rackettes lost to Tinwald Trojans 5 matches to 1 K. Canning & E. Radford lost to T. Leonard & H. Kirwan 0-6; H. Rossellini & G. Canning lost to V. Sandrey & A. Brady 3-6; K. Canning lost to T. Leonard 1-9; E. Radford lost to H. Kirwan 2-9; H. Rossellini beat V. Sandrey 9-5; G. Canning lost to A. Brady 3-9. Hampstead beat Methven Silver 5 matches to 1 J. Brosnahan & Q. Ritchie beat B. Todd & S. Kemp 6-4; L. Potts & J. Hastie lost to T. Faulks & G. McKendry 3-6; J. Brosnahan beat B. Todd 9-4; Q. Ritchie beat S. Kemp 9-3; L. Potts beat T. Faulks 9-2; J. Hastie beat G. McKendry by default. Longbeach lost to Allenton Green 6 matches to 0 D. Scott & L. Scott lost to E. Dargue & L. Donnelly 1-6; E. McDowall & l. Wilson lost to S. Ness & H. Dargue 3-6; D. Scott lost to E. Dargue 3-9; L. Scott

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• Wellington on top Luke Ronchi’s century put Wellington in a strong position on the first day of its four-day Plunket Shield match against Auckland yesterday. Keeper Ronchi was born in Dannevirke, and represented Australia after moving to Perth as a child. He struck 127 after bringing up his century off 104 balls at Eden Park’s outer oval. Wellington finished the day on 380 all out. In reply, openers Tim McIntosh and Lou Vincent survived one Mark Gillespie over before stumps. At McLean Park, Central finished the first day of their match against Otago on 367-7; Carl Cochopa stealing the limelight with a measured 123 off 210 deliveries.  - APNZ

• Big win for Grayson

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Conrad Smith was again a one-man tackle machine against Wales.

lost to L. Donnelly 2-9; E. McDowall lost to S. Ness 2-9; L. Wilson lost to H. Dargue 0-9. Hampstead Hurricanes lost to Allenton Maroon 5 matches to 1 V. Barbv & S. Prendergast lost to M. Looij & C. Muir 4-6; F. Dalzell & T. Carter lost to T. Kelland & J. Kell 4-6; V. Barbv lost to M. Looij 3-9; S. Prendergast beat C. Muir 9-8 (8-6); F. Dalzell lost to T. Kelland 5-9; T. Carter lost to J. Kell 4-9. Junior B Hinds beat Rakaia Pink 6 matches to 0 N. Wilson & C. Slee beat J. Bloomfield & S. O’Reilly 6-2; J. Allen-Perkins & J. Rollinson beat O. Bishop & H. Beattie 6-1; N. Wilson beat J. Bloomfield 6-2; C. Slee beat S. O’Reilly 6-2; J. Allen-Perkins beat O. Bishop 6-2; J. Rollinson beat H. Beattie 6-5. Methven Green lost to Rakaia Black 5 matches to 1 J. Sheridan & O. Pooler lost to J. Bloomfield & J. Blackmore 2-6; J. Todd & H. Pooler lost to R. Langley & P. Docherty 2-6; J. Sheridan lost to J. Bloomfield 5-6; J. Todd lost to R. Langley 1-6; H. Pooler lost to J. Blackmore 2-6; O. Pooler beat P. Docherty 6-0. Tinwald Red beat Allenton 6 matches to 0 J. Jones & S. Millar beat P. Harnett & C. Allan 6-5; J. Millar & S. Bell beat C. Collins & L. Woodman 6-2; J. Jones beat P. Harnett 6-3; S. Millar beat C. Allan 6-3; J. Millar beat C. Collins 6-1; S. Bell beat L. Woodman 6-3. Junior C Methven red beat Hampstead 4 matches to 2 B. Farrell & J. Sheridan beat B. Douglas & J. Kettley 6-2; M. Hydes & S. Innes lost to D. Barbu & M. Colquhoun 1-6; B. Farrell beat B. Douglas 6-0; J. Sheridan beat D. Barbu 6-3; M. Hydes lost to J. Kettley 4-6; S. Innes beat M. Colquhoun 6-2. Rakaia lost to Allenton 6 matches to 0 J. Kulsen & R. Nee lost to K. Chamberlain & T. Donnelly 0-6; J. Blakemore & S. Mattson lost to C. Harnett & K. Danielson 0-6; J. Kulsen lost tot K. Chamberlain 0-6; J. Blakemore lost to C. Harnett 1-6; R. Nee lost to T. Donnelly 0-6; S. Mattson lost to K. Danielson 0-6. Hinds Silver beat Methven Gold 4 matches to 2 A. Watt & M. Furrer lost to C. Taylor & F. Taylor 3-6; R. Furrer & R. Watt beat A. Connew & A. Taylor 6-3; A. Watt beat C. Taylor 6-2; M. Furrer lost to F. Taylor 3-6; R. Furrer beat A. Connew 6-3; R. Watt beat A. Taylor 6-2. Longbeach lost to Hampstead Sting 4 matches to 2 S. Scott & F. Mohamad lost to L. Deal & E. Stagg 2-6; E. Bitinead & R. Gray lost to L. Prendergast & T. Connelly-Whyte 2-6; S. Scott lost to L. Deal 1-6; E. Bitinead lost to E. Stagg 0-6; F. Mohamad beat L. Prendergast 6-3; R. Gray beat T. ConnellyWhyte 6-3. Challenger Grade (Boys) Mid Canterbury Blue lost to Edgeware Gold 5 matches to 1 Singles J. Watt beat A. Brash 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (7-4); J. Wild lost to D. Ward 1-6, 0-6; J. Benny lost to M. Melbourne 4-6, 3-6; D. Rollinson lost to W. Doak 4-6, 6-7 (4-7). Doubles J. Watt & J. Wild lost to A. Brash & D. Ward 3-6, 6-3, 0-1 (0-7); J. Benny & D. Rollinson lost to M. Melbourne & W. Doak 3-6, 3-6. Girls Mid Canterbury beat Te Kura red 5 matches to 1 Singles A. Leonard beat G. Davidson 6-1, 6-2; S. Hopwood beat R. Jones 6-0, 6-1; C. Brosnahan lost to R. Hider 6-7, (6-8), 1-6, 0-1 (8-10); L. Allan beat A. Cotterrall 6-1, 6-3. Doubles A. Leonard & S. Hopwood beat G. Davidson & R. Jones 7-5, 6-4; C. Brosnahan & L. Allan beat R. Hider & A. Cotterrell 6-3, 6-3.

Ashburton Trust Gala Cup 2012 Tennis Results November 24-25 A Grade Men’s Singles Round 1 Joseph Langley beat Jack Deeley 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) Luke Glendining beat James Wild 6-0, 6-2 Phil Crozier beat Aidan Mitchell 6-0, 6-2 Jayden Cromie beat Ben Deeley 6-3, 6-1 Rob Howe beat James Watt 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) Quarter Final Rhys Cromie beat Joseph Langley 6-1, 6-3; Tom Deeley beat Luke Glendining 6-0, 6-1 Jayden Cromie beat Phil Crozier 6-2, 6-2

Simon Jordan beat Rob Howe 6-1, 6-2 Semi Final Rhys Cromie beat Tom Deeley 6-1, 6-1 Jayden Cromie beat Simon Jordan 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8) Final Rhys Cromie beat Jayden Cromie 6-3, 6-0 Plate Round Round 1 Ben Deeley beat Aidan Mitchell 6-2, 6-2 Semi Final Jack Deeley beat James Wild 6-3, 6-1 James Watt beat Ben Deeley 6-2, 6-3 Final Jack Deeley beat James Watt 6-1, 6-1 A Grade Men’s Doubles Round 1 Jayden Cromie & Rhys Cromie beat Phil Crozier & Joseph Langley 6-0, 6-0 Tony Brosnahan & Luke Glendining beat Brentton Donaldson & Pete Kirwan 6-2, 6-1 Jack Deeley & Tom Deeley beat Hayden McNulty & James Watt 6-0, 6-1 Rob Howe & Simon Jordan beat Aidan Mitchell & James Wild 6-2, 6-1 Semi Final Jayden Cromie & Rhys Cromie beat Tony Brosnahan & Luke Glendining 6-1, 6-2 Robe Howe & Simon Jordan beat Jack Deeley & Tom Deeley 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) Final Jayden Cromie & Rhys Cromie beat Rob Howe & Simon Jordan 6-3, 6-2 Plate Round Quarter Final Brentton Donaldson & Pete Kirwan beat Phil Crozier & Joseph Langley 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-6) Hayden McNulty & James Watt beat Aidan Mitchell & James Wild 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) Final Hayden McNulty & James Watt beat Brentton Donaldson & Pete Kirwan (walk over) A Grade Women’s Singles Round 1: Ashleigh Leonard beat Stacey Hopwood 6-0, 6-2 Round 2: Ashleigh Leonard beat Rebecca Robinson 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 Round 3: Rebecca Robinson beat Stacey Hopwood 6-2, 6-1 Winner: Ashleigh Leonard A Grade Women’s Doubles Final: Ashleigh Leonard & Stacey Hopwood beat Rebecca Robinson & Linda Robinson 6-4, 6-2 A Reserve Men’s Singles Quarter Final Joseph Benny beat Aaron Reid (walk over) Flynn Ness beat Connor Brosnahan 7-5, 6-3 Duncan Rollinson beat Bryn Looij 6-2, 6-1 Hayden McNulty beat Hamish Hood 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4) Plate Round Hamish Hood beat Bryn Looij 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8) Semi Final Connor Brosnahan beat Joseph Benny 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) Final Connor Brosnahan beat Hamish Hood 6-1, 6-1 A Reserve Men’s Doubles Round 1 Joseph Benny & Duncan Rollinson beat Hamish Hood & Flynn Ness 6-4, 6-3 Round 2 Joseph Benny & Duncan Rollinson beat Connor Brosnahan & Bryn Looij 7-6, (10-6) 6-3 Round 3 Connor Brosnahan & Bryn Looij beat Hamish Hood & Flynn Ness 6-2, 7-6 Winner Joseph Benny & Duncan Rollinson A Reserve Women’s Singles Round 1: Christal Brosnahan beat Milly Young 6-2, 6-1 Round 2: Christal Brosnahan beat Larissa Allan 6-3, 6-1 Round 3 Larissa Allan beat Milly Young 6-1, 6-1 Winner: Christal Brosnahan A Reserve Women’s Doubles Final: Christal Brosnahan & Milly Young beat Larissa Allan & Laurel Allan 6-3, 6-3.

Touch Collegiate Touch Results

New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson has denied Zac Alexander his 12th title on the men’s professional squash tour with a thrilling five game win over the Australian in the final of the Saskatoon Boast in Canada. Grayson and Alexander battled it out for over an hour and a half yesterday before the Kiwi clinched the title 11-5 7-11 12-10 3-11 11-9. Grayson retrieved many of Alexander’s winners and played immaculate length to overcome Alexander. - APNZ

November 22 Youngsters 2 vs Barbarians 5 Give me 10 7 vs The Lemons 0 Spraymark Sharks 4 vs Team Xtreme 8 Farques 2 vs Maulaz 2 Laser Sparks 1 vs Kinvigs A 4 Cereal Business 4 vs High Raters 8

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MSA Bowling Club MSA Half Day Triples Friday November 30 The following skips have entered teams: R. Neilson, R. Cockburn, R. Mitchell, T. Thomas, C. Leech, A. Smith, W. Lee, A. McDonald, A. Waddel, G. Taylor, J. Ryke, B. Williams, T. Watson, B. Harrison, A. MacKenzie, B. Brasell Any enquiries to Jack Sclater on 308-4154.

Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre Sub Centre Pairs to be played on Sunday 2nd December, start time 9am. Entry Fee $10 per player or $20 per team, to be paid before play commences. Dress Code: Whites or club uniforms to be worn. Teams (Skips Name) to report to following greens: Allenton: R Gutberlet, B Mayson, M Smallridge, C Leech, B Marsh, M Skilling, G Sparks, R Greaney, M Middleton, B Harrison, P Collins, B White, M Grice and A Crawford. Ashburton MSA: D Kiddey, A Hill, A McGirr, N Skerten, B Williams, B Lynn, K Congdon, G Taylor, J Smart, G Eder, R Herriott, G Bishop, B Holdom, M Anderson Contact: Rodger Herriott 3085686 or Wendy Suttie 3082085

Softball Hampstead Softball Club Nosh Café Slow-Pitch 30th November 6.30pm: D.1 TGIF Sluggers V S & Giggles D.2 Hawks V Nosh Café Marines  &  Angels    D.3 Muz’s Tigers V As Good As It Gets     

Tennis Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis Saturday 1st December 2012B Grade – Duty Team –Tinwald Orange. 9am sharp start: Allenton v Methven Jade; Rakaia v Lon/May/Rak picknmix; Tinwald White v Tinwald Orange; Methven Black v Hampstead.Junior A –Pool A – 9am start: Tinwald Trojans v Wakanui at Tinwald; Allenton Green v Hinds at Allenton; Longbeach v Hampstead Racketts at ATTC. BYE – Methven Blue.Junior A – Pool B – 9am start: Hampstead Crusaders v Rakaia at Rakaia; Hampstead Hurricanes v Methven Silver at Hampstead; Allenton Maroon v Dorie at ATTC.Junior B – 9am start: Allenton v Longbeach Tryhards at Longbeach; Hinds v Hampstead at Hinds; Methven Green v Rakaia Pink at Rakaia. 10.30am start: Rakaia Black v Tinwald Red at Tinwald. BYE – Tinwald Blue.Junior C – Pool A – 9am start: Methven Red v Hinds Black at Mt Hutt College; Rakaia v Hampstead Flames at Hampstead; Methven Orange v Longbeach Aces at Methven Domain.10.30am start: Allenton v Dorie C at Allenton. Junior C – Pool B – 9am start: Tinwald Green v Methven Gold at Mt Hutt College; Hampstead Sting v Methven Brown at Hampstead; Longbeach Spinners v Hinds Silver at Hinds.Please phone any defaults to ATTC on 3083020.

Touch Collegiate Touch November 29 6.30pm Give me 10 vs Team Xtreme Spraymark Sharks vs Kinvigs A 7pm Farques vs Barbarians Youngsters vs Cereal Business 7.30pm The Lemons vs Laser Sparks High Raters vs Maulaz


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• Nafatali out for Ferns

Home ground the place to be

Black Ferns first-five Victoria Nafatali is out of the second test against England at Aldershot’s Army Rugby Stadium on Wednesday morning (NZT) due to a knee injury. Otago’s Nafatali, a new cap, was injured in the team’s 16-13 first test defeat against England at Esher on Saturday. Waikato’s Chelsea Alley has been called in as a replacement. Black Ferns team for the second test against England: Selica Winiata, Hazel Tubic, Claire Richardson, Kelly Brazier, Shakira Baker, Kendra Cocksedge, Emma Jensen, Casey Robertson, Justine Lavea, Aroha Savage, Rawinia Everitt, Eloise Blackwell, Kathleen Wilton, Fiao’o Fa’amausili (c), Karina Stowers. Reserves: Ruth McKay, Stephanie TeOhaere-Fox, Aleisha Nelson, Jackie Patea, Lydia Crossman, Zoey Berry, Teresa Te Tamaki, Halie Hurring.-APNZ

• Hore cited for big hit All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore has been cited for his swinging arm hit on Welsh lock Bradley Davies in Sunday’s test in Cardiff. The date of the hearing before an International Rugby Board judicial officer has yet to be set but it doesn’t look good for the 74-test veteran who will likely miss this week’s test against England and the start of next season. Not even one minute into the game and Hore clobbered Davies when the big lock strayed in front of him at a breakdown. Davies had no idea it was coming - the attack arriving from behind and he left the field dazed, a condition he sustained until well after the game. Only Hore will know what he was really up to but multiple replays only confirm the impression there was intent and purpose. “To be honest, all we have seen is the one replay of it and he looks like he is going in to clean out the Welshman in front of him,” said All Blacks - HOS coach Steve Hansen.

All smiles: Methven golfers took the spoils at their annual golf tournament on the weekend, taking out top spot in both the men’s and women’s field. In fine weather, Robyn Hood (left) and AnnMaree Middleton (right) combined effectively to win the event, alongside fellow clubmates Peter Brown and Jim Latimer.

• Quade: rugby on hold Photos Kirsty Graham

Time for IRB to update ban rulings By Patrick McKendry Whatever sanction Andrew Hore is handed for his cheap shot on Bradley Davies, a fundamental flaw in the International Rugby Board’s regulations means the All Blacks hooker will get a three-match discount on his ban. One of the IRB’s “core principles” is that each match is regarded as equal - whether that’s a test in front of 80,000 at Twickenham or a runaround with Invercargill Marist in front of a windswept two men and a dog at Sandy Point Domain. If we can assume that Hore is given more than a one-week ban for his hit on the Wales lock at Cardiff, which is extremely likely (a top-end ban for striking with the arm is eight weeks), he will miss Sunday morning’s test against England, with his suspension continuing into Super Rugby next year with the Highlanders. The problem for those who don’t see a place in the game for foul play is that the Highlanders have scheduled three pre-season matches for 2013 and they will count, despite the fact Hore wouldn’t have played in any of them. In this era of almost continuous rugby, it is extremely rare for All Blacks to play a pre-season match for his Super Rugby franchise,

which is understandable, but the automatic wiping of three weeks from Hore’s suspension isn’t as easy to get to grips with. Hore isn’t the first to benefit from this unusual - by international sporting standards - policy. When Springboks prop Dean Greyling smashed Richie McCaw in the face with his forearm in a test in Dunedin this year he was given only a two-week ban - effectively a slap on the wrist - but what made it worse was the fact Greyling missed only one test. South Africa had the following week off, but Greyling’s Currie Cup club, the Blue Bulls, didn’t, so he had to suffer the anguish of not being able to play for them, even though he wouldn’t have been available anyway. It’s time, then, for the IRB to get in the real world and take a leaf out of football’s book. Under the regulations of Fifa, football’s global body, if you commit a crime in a Champions League match, that’s where you do the time. Similarly, a ban handed down for an offence in a Premier League match is served in that competition. A recent example in New Zealand was All Whites goalkeeper Glen Moss effectively missing the World Cup in South Africa two years ago after his four-match ban for abus-

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Andrew Hore: likely to be missing a few games in the near future. ing a match official in a World Cup qualifier against Fiji in 2008. Rugby has been let down by too many inconsistent rulings on foul play this year. It’s time for an overhaul, and while they’re at it, the IRB would do well to look at a core principle which doesn’t appear to have any relevance in today’s world. A final word on Hore’s act - new wide angle footage from the BBC has provided some context to his

moment of madness only 40 seconds into the game at Millennium Stadium. Hore was chasing a kick and had his progress blocked by Davies, who looked behind him twice and changed direction three times in order to block the All Black. This is something which will be used as mitigation but the fact remains it was an ugly act and it’s likely to be the one enduring memory of this tour. - APNZ

‘We must bully Wallabies’ By Andrew Baldock Forward Aaron Shingler says Wales must go out to bully the Wallabies on Saturday as the real possibility of suffering an autumn Test series whitewash is “almost unthinkable”. Shingler’s words mirrored the sense of desperation for Rugby World Cup semi-finalists and Six Nations champions Wales as they go into their final Test of 2012 on a six-Test losing streak. A fourth successive home defeat of the autumn campaign would see Wales drop out of the world’s top eight-ranked teams and into tier three for next week’s 2015 World Cup pool draw. “Everything is on the line,” said Shingler, who replaced the poleaxed Bradley Davies just three minutes

into Wales’ 33-10 defeat by New Zealand on Saturday. “It’s important we don’t come away with four losses. It is a massive, massive week. “We’ve got to be very accurate, very aggressive and look to bully them (Australia). “A whitewash is almost unthinkable. We’ve trained well every week, our preparation has been good, it just hasn’t gone as we would have liked on the field.” Wales have lost seven Tests in a row to Australia, but four of those reversals were by six points or less. Injury worries that

have stalked Wales since before the autumn internationals began when prop Adam Jones and flanker Dan Lydiate were sidelined by long-term problems and remain an issue. Tighthead prop Aaron Jarvis injured his knee against New Zealand and left the Millennium Stadium on crutches, while centre Jamie Roberts suffered hip trouble and flanker Ryan Jones was concussed. Another We l s h prop, Paul James, and Per pignan-based utility back Aaron Shingler

James Hook are also unavailable, because the Australia game falls outside the International Rugby Board’s autumn Test window and clubs are under no obligation to release players. France-based trio Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins and Luke Charteris are all available, though, after an agreement was reached between the Wales management and their respective clubs. Having lost to Argentina, Samoa and now New Zealand this month, which followed a 3-0 summer Test series defeat in Australia, Wales are experiencing their worst run of results since the 2002-03 season. Wales hooker Matthew Rees said: “It’s a massive game next week and we have got to win. “At the end of the day, international rugby is all about winning.”  - PA

England remains the team to beat By Gregor Paul It wouldn’t have taken the All Blacks long after arriving in London to be reminded, if indeed they had ever forgotten, that this is one of the cities in the world where losing is a non-negotiable. Old world icons are everywhere, the empire is certainly not forgotten and the sense of ownership and entitlement is hard to escape. Twickenham has always, perhaps a little pompously, been the self-appointed home of the game: rugby’s version of the Vatican and defeats there carry a peculiarly acute pain. The All Blacks never forgave themselves for losing 15-9 in 1993. The draw in 1997 felt like a defeat such was the furore from the home side and, even now there are Kiwis everywhere who can’t make peace with the fact that Ben Blair didn’t actually score in the closing minutes to confine the All Blacks to another loss. There are few worse feelings for All Blacks than trudging off the hallowed turf, the stadium a sea of white and raucous singing of Swing Low driving into the soul. “Always,” was Piri Weepu’s emphatic answer when asked if England are a team the All Blacks still love to beat. “I guess it is just like the New Zealand/Aussie rivalry. “We will definitely be going full on this week and making sure we get our preparation right. “There is always talk about the history between the two countries and obviously we have got a Kiwi boy who is with the squad [Thomas Waldrom]. “I guess, with the new fellas, we can touch upon what the history has been like.

“I am pretty sure for the last game of the tour there won’t be much motivation needed.” That natural mental stimulus will be handy as physically the All Blacks admitted that they had little left in the tank for the final 10 minutes in Cardiff. England have the capacity to test them for the full 80 so it will be a game where they need to dig deep and tap into the powerful motivation force that the fear of losing can sometimes bring. Just as important will be retaining the discipline and ensuring that the All Blacks don’t enhance their reputation in Europe as a side that is willing to indulge in off the ball nonsense. Adam Thomson was cited in Edinburgh and confirmation that Andrew Hore has been cited for his swinging arm in Cardiff is expected imminently. A third incident would be nothing short of a disaster. Hansen knows his side are perceived in a poor light and he knows they can’t afford a third judicial experience. “I am resigned to the fact that he [Hore] will be cited,” he said. “That is what happens every time we come up here. “I think they think we are thugs or something but we don’t play differently to anyone else. “I think we have shown plenty of times over the last 12 months that we are a disciplined side. “If you look at the incidents that have surrounded Richie we have not jumped in and made it a big scene. “We pride ourselves on playing good rugby and yes we are physical and we don’t take any backward steps - and we don’t expect our opposition to do that either - but we don’t go out there to do things [foul play] intentionally.” - HOS

Controversial Wallabies’ playmaker Quade Cooper is putting his rugby union career on hold to make his boxing debut. Cooper has confirmed he is on the undercard of Sonny Bill Williams’ fight at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 8. The Reds’ five-eighth will fight in the cruiserweight division against a yet-to-be determined opponent. Cooper said while rugby union was “the game I love”, his future in that sport remained up in the air after he rejected an “unacceptable” offer from the Australian Rugby Union. - APNZ

• Eels ‘want to cheat’ Parramatta reportedly want to deliberately break the NRL salary cap in order to sign Israel Folau and have asked the ARL Commission for permission to do so. The Eels have put in a special request to the game’s governing body to exceed the $5 million cap by $400,000 so they can fit the AFL convert onto their books, according to News Ltd. The Eels’ cap would then be reduced by $400,000 the following season. Over the two seasons Parramatta would spend the same amount on players as each of the other 15 NRL clubs are allowed. Parramatta claim they have been open in their intentions to sign Folau, but it is unlikely such a radical proposal in regard to bending the cap rules would go down well with other NRL clubs. - AAP

• Parker lifts Spurs Frenchman Tony Parker tossed 11 of his 32 points in overtime, including six in the second extra session, to carry the San Antonio Spurs past the Toronto Raptors 111-106 in the NBA yesterday. The Spurs moved to 3-0 on their six-game road trip and improved to 11-3 overall, including a league-best 7-1 mark away from home. Tim Duncan had 26 points for the Spurs. New York’s Carmelo Anthony erupted for 15 of his 29 points in the opening quarter and Steve Novak added a season-high 18 to shoot the Knicks past the visiting Detroit Pistons 121-100. Joe Johnson put in 21 points as the Brooklyn Nets pulled away to beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 98-85. Rajon Rondo collected 15 points, 16 assists, nine rebounds and the go-ahead layup midway through the overtime session, sending the visiting Boston Celtics to a 116-110 over the - DPA Orlando Magic.

• Prince ‘impressive’

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England at their Twickenham fortress: the team everyone wants to beat

Brisbane Broncos skipper Sam Thaiday says latest recruit Scott Prince is already sending strong signals he can be a key part of 2013 NRL premiership plans. Thaiday says it’s taken the 32-year-old former Gold Coast halfback only a few weeks to have a considerable impact on players. A surprise two-year signing following his controversial release from the Gold Coast, Prince arrived at Red Hill earlier this month knowing he’d have to earn a place in coach Anthony Griffin’s squad next season.- AAP



ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Proteas eke out draw in epic test Faf du Plessis survived at the crease for more than seven and a half hours to post one of the great hundreds by a debutant and lead South Africa to a famous draw with Australia in the second Test. South Africa batted for 148 overs, four and a half sessions and nine hours, at 1.67 runs an over to finish 8-248 and deny Australia a win they thought was in the bag. Peter Siddle (4-65) gave his side everything at the death, but wasn’t able to get the two wickets required in the final over - his 33rd. It seemed only a matter of time yesterday until Australia wrapped up victory and edged one step closer to stealing the Proteas’ No.1 ranking with a series win. However du Plessis (110no), supported by AB de Villiers (33) and then Jacques Kallis (46), ensured Australia must win the third Test in Perth to usurp them at the summit of Test cricket. What the day five heroics will do to the psyche of Australia, and for the confidence of South Africa, remains to be seen when everything goes on the line at the WACA starting Friday. South Africa entered the history books, surviving the fourth highest number of overs to save a Test. Australia paceman Siddle went through the pain barrier to give his side hope with a courageous bowling effort and spinner Nathan Lyon took 3-49, but it wasn’t enough. It’s a shattering result for Michael Clarke and his men given the way they’d set the match up

Faf du Plessis was the hero for South Africa, with an unbeaten century on debut

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Centurions set up big total Sri Lanka have fought their way back into the second test against the Black Caps by claiming three wickets, including Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson, in the opening session on day two. Taylor and Williamson took their third wicket partnership through to 262, and the New Zealand tally to 276, before Taylor was trapped lbw for 142

by Rangana Herath. The New Zealand skipper was attempting to sweep the spinner and was trapped plumb in front. Herath also dismissed Williamson in similar fashion for 135 after the youngster brought up his third test century earlier in the session. The score is Williamson’s highest in test cricket, surpassing his

previous best of 131 in India. Taylor and Williamson displayed real patience and resolve against the Sri Lankan attack at Colombo, qualities which have been sorely lacking this year from their team. Williamson’s demise left New Zealand 290-4 and it was soon 291-5 when Kruger van Wyk failed to trouble the scorers.

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with a record-breaking first day and second innings target. When Lyon had Jacques Kallis caught at bat pad with about 70 minutes left in the day, the end was in sight. Siddle got rid of Dale Steyn (nought) and Rory Kleinveldt (3) with 12 minutes left in the day to bring out No.10 Morne Morkel (8no), but Australia couldn’t come up with the remaining two wickets. The loss of fast bowler James Pattinson mid-match (side strain) proved to be a massive factor - and now Siddle will have a tough time backing up for Perth after bowling himself into the ground. It was a nailbiting finish. Fearlessly led by 28-year-old du Plessis, South Africa showed enormous character to fight it out to the death after Australia set them a world record fourth-innings target of 430. Du Plessis arrived at the crease in the 21st over with the scoreboard reading 4-45. He went on to face 376 balls, defy DRS reviews and watch his more high-profile team-mates fall around him to carry h i s bat in an extraordinary display of concentration, technique and nerve. Du Plessis survived three lbw reviews yesterday and a crucial dropped catch from keeper Matt Wade, who was standing up to the stumps to Ben Hilfenhaus (1-65). Du Plessis and his old schoolmate from Pretoria AB de Villiers resumed with South Africa 4-77. The pair put on a patient 89-run stand from 408 balls before de Villiers (33 from 220 balls) was bowled by Peter Siddle shortly after lunch. Superstar allrounder Kallis (58 and 46) defied a hamstring injury for the second time in the match to play a crucial role for his country. His partnership with du Plessis was worth 99 runs. - AAP

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The New Zealand keeper was bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan after lasting just three balls. The New Zealanders’ first innings finished at 412, when Herath took his sixth wicket for the innings, bowling Trent Boult for one. Daniel Flynn had supported the earlier century-makers with a fine 53.

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Fine, cloudy periods developing in the evening, mainly about the coast. Southwesterlies developing in the afternoon.

Fine, with high cloud from afternoon. Wind at 1000m: NW 50 km/h . Wind at 2000m: W gale 80 km/h.

NZ Today








Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


FRIDAY: Showers clearing, frosts at night. Cold southerly dies.



Canterbury High Country

THURSDAY: High cloud, some rain. Late cold southerlies.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Mainly fine, afternoon cloudy periods. Southwesterlies.

TOMORROW: Fine. Northeast breezes prevail.




Ashburton Forecast

30 to 59

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

60 plus

clearing clearing fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine drizzle

13 10 13 10 12 11 9 9 10 6 5 9 9

20 21 22 20 19 23 25 16 25 24 20 19 15

NZ Situation

A moist westerly flow over the North Island moves away to the north tomorrow and Thursday. Meanwhile, a disturbed cold southerly flow slowly spreads north over the country as a high moves north over the Tasman Sea. The high extends a ridge onto the South Island on Friday.

TOMORROWFZL: Gradually lowering to 2000m

Fine apart from a few cloudy periods. Fine apart from areas of coastal cloud. Wind at 1000m: Light. Winds mainly light, northeasterlies for a time Wind at 2000m: SW, gale 80 km/h at times. about the coast.


morning min max

FZL: 2600m


High cloud increasing, with scattered rain. Southwest winds. A late change to cold southerlies and showers.

High cloud increasing, and scattered rain developing. Showers spreading from the south later, with snow to 700m. Light winds at low levels, SW about the tops dying away.



Showers clearing, and becoming fine, with frosts at night. Cold southerlies dying away.

Showers clearing, and becoming fine, with frosts at night. Light winds at low levels, southerlies about the tops.



Mainly fine, early frosts. Northeasterlies developing.

Mainly fine, early frosts. Northwesterlies developing.

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

18 5 24 5 19 22 14 16 13 24 25 22 1 1 3 7 11 23 21 6 25 10 25 7 13 8 14 -4 23 11 2 8 15 23 9 10 3 25 1 19 18 13 7 -3 5

31 9 30 10 30 32 22 30 29 30 34 32 7 7 8 4 20 23 25 23 33 25 33 9 17 9 25 0 32 25 4 7 25 30 18 17 6 31 5 27 20 23 13 5 7

River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:30 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

160.8 10.3 11.0 97.2

Source: Environment Canterbury


Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday


Ashburton Airport

min grass 16 hour Nov 2012 min to date to date





85.2 731.5

SE 50

Christchurch Airport 18.3 10.8



34.8 614.4

S 43


52.2 586.6

SE 35

Temperatures °C




Timaru Airport








17.9 10.4


Rainfall mm







Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3


Tuesday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3



9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Thursday 9 noon 3

Wind km/h

max gust


9 pm

2 1 0


9:50 3:58 10:03 4:23 10:32 4:37 10:44 5:04 11:13 5:17 11:25 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 5:48 am Set 8:54 pm


Bad fishing

Set 4:43 am Rise 7:36 pm

Full moon

29 Nov 3:47 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 5:47 am Set 8:55 pm


Fair fishing

Set 5:19 am Rise 8:31 pm

Last quarter

7 Dec

4:33 am

Rise 5:46 am Set 8:56 pm


Fair fishing

Set 6:00 am Rise 9:23 pm

New moon

13 Dec 9:43 pm

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


Ashburton Guardian, November 27

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