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Family grieves for mum ‘with biggest heart’ BY MYLES HUME


Ashburton grandmother Marae Judy Dean, who died in a tragic five-car crash on Monday, has been described as a bubbly woman who put family first. Yesterday police named the 52-year-old Ashburton woman and Indian tourist Gaurav Bhabhera, 28, as the two drivers killed in a high-speed head-on collision on State Highway 1 in Bankside, 8km north of Rakaia. Ms Dean’s family rallied together yesterday while they came to grips with the tragic death that played out in front of relatives driving in a convoy to Christchurch on Monday about 1.15pm. It is believed Ms Dean’s partner was driving behind her when the crash occurred. A family member told the Guardian she “had the biggest heart”. “She loved her family, for Marae her number one thing was family time.” She was a mother of five and grandmother of seven. Mid Canterbury Cook Islands Community chairman Tony Vainerere said Ms Dean was a bubbly woman and her death was “a tragedy within the community”.

Sergeant Chris Jones, of Rolleston, said Mr Bhabhera was travelling south in a rental car with his wife while on holiday in New Zealand. He said it appeared the tourist veered into the path of the vehicle Ms Dean was driving with a female relative to Christchurch. It is possible unfamiliar road conditions and distraction may have played a role. His wife Jaina was a passenger and remains in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital. According to her Facebook page she is the owner of a VishwaCare Clinic in Mumbai. The woman in the car with Ms Dean was taken to hospital in a serious condition and is now comfortable in a general ward. CMP Canterbury’s Sharon McDonald said many of Ms Dean’s family worked at the meat processing plant and expressed sympathy to them as they take time away to absorb the events of the past four days. Investigations into the crash are continuing, with police interviewing witnesses. An examination of the vehicles is expected to be completed tomorrow.

Above – Ashburton woman Marae Judy Dean, 52. Left – Indian tourist Gaurav Bhabhera, 28, (left) and wife Jaina. Right – The crash scene on Monday.


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Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says $17 million will be invested into a research and development project to produce low-calorie, low-alcohol wine. The project, called Lifestyle Wines, is a Primary Growth Partnership between the wine industry and Ministry for Primary Industries and will be the largest R&D programme ever conducted by New Zealand’s viticulture sector. “A total investment of $16.97 million has been secured for the programme, with MPI committing $8.13 million over seven years and the balance coming from industry partners as a mixture of cash and in-kind contributions,” Guy said in a statement. He said the research would focus on natural production techniques. – APNZ




Quote of day “My brother – I think he is just quite jealous I managed to get away from a screaming child.” – Prince Harry before embarking on a gruelling trek to the South Pole. – PA

Top Gear star to build Meccano bike Top Gear star James May must be getting Meccano for Christmas, because he is using the classic toy to build a motorbike and sidecar to race the Isle of Man TT circuit for a new show. The episode of his Toy Stories series, called The Motorcycle Diaries, sees May get to grips with a construction kit to try to build a vehicle capable of carrying him and co-star Oz Clarke around the 60km course. The pair, who have previously teamed up on a series of shows about wine, used 15,000 pieces of Meccano during the show. – PA


Marriage proposals dry up Scottish singing star Susan Boyle says she no longer gets marriage proposals in the post – but bank statements from people asking her to pay off their debts instead. Boyle, 52, who has an estimated net worth of more than 20 million pounds ($A35.72 million), says she never responds to the letters. She told OK! magazine: “I get them (begging letters) all the time but you just have to ignore them because you can’t give to everybody.” – PA

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Baby girl for Hewitt US actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, 34, has given birth to her first child. The actress and her partner, actor Brian Hallisay, welcomed a baby girl yesterday. “Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter,” Hewitt’s rep told Us magazine. “Autumn James Hallisay was born on November 26,” the rep said. It was also reported that Hewitt and Hallisay got married in private recently. – CM

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Henry’s Map – David Elliot, Ashburton Art Gallery. Henry is a very particular sort of pig. “A place for everything and everything in its place,” he always says. Ashburton Art Gallery is delighted to be able to bring together the drawings of David’s most recent book, Henry’s Map. These drawings are only available for viewing in Ashburton! Runs until 2 February.

On the couch – Britain’s Greatest Machines, National Geographic, 7.30pm. The 1960s was a decade of revolutions and Britain’s best designers and engineers weren’t going to be left out. Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie relives the Monte Carlo rally and organises his own Miss World competition.

Out of town – Baroque Brilliance – Beatles Go Baroque, Christ’s College, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch. The newly established ensemble Baroque Brilliance – a group of enthusiastic Baroque musicians from Christchurch will perform a work in beautiful authentic Baroque style yet with the modern melodies of The Beatles. Duration: 7pm to 8pm.

At the movies – Delivery Man, Regent Cinema, Ashburton. Vince Vaughn stars in this fertile comedy as a go-nowhere underachiever approaching middle-age who suddenly finds out that he’s the biological father of 533 children, an error from the sperm clinic he donated to 20 years ago. Got an event you want to tell us about? Email us at

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Mum appalled son confronted by men BY MYLES HUME


An Ashburton mother, whose teenage son was caught up in a mass brawl in the centre of town on Sunday, is appalled he was confronted by men at least four years older. The Ashburton mother, who does not want to be named, said her 16-year-old son was out with three friends at the movies before “cruising through town” for several hours early Sunday. She said they decided to go to

McDonald’s for something to eat, but believed they had not been drinking. “But as they walked in the door these men in their 20s standing outside said ‘look at these Justin Timberlake mother f******’. “There was no reason for it.” She said the quartet continued on inside, but after a while three of them went back outside the restaurant about 2.40am when a man in his 20s confronted one of her son’s 16-year-old friends. “It started as a one-on-one

thing but basically all these other people around the car park came running in and my son isn’t one to stand back,” she said. The woman said another three of her son’s friends were not long behind them, and also became involved in the brawl. She said they were in the car park for about 20 minutes before leaving. Her son received a large graze on his arm, and his friends bloodied faces. “The thing is my son and his

mates aren’t troublemakers, but if trouble stares them in the face they are not going to back down. “He might be a bit of a pretty boy but he can boogie,” the mother said. The brawl involved more than 30 men aged between 15 and 30, with four Talbot Security Group guards left to try and defuse the situation, while several calls to emergency services were allegedly not responded to. Ashburton police are now investigating its response.

The security firm said footage showed the fight lasting on and off for more than an hour. Although she was disappointed her son was involved in the brawl of more than 30 people, she was more worried about claims police did not deal with the situation. Another witness at the event said a Talbot Security staff member had to escort his daughter out of the premises to his car after they were both too afraid they would be caught up in the altercation.


Seven affected already discharged from hospital BY GARY FOX AND MATTHEW THEUNISSEN Seven Fonterra workers treated after a toxic fumes scare yesterday have all been discharged from hospital, and five have already returned to work. A pipe being cleaned with bleach sprang a leak and created toxic fumes at Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory yesterday morning, the dairy co-operative said. Emergency services were called to the plant about 11.15am. Some suffered a mild shortness of breath, Fonterra spokesman Steve McKnight said. Oxygen was made available to three workers who needed it and the workers showered as a precaution. There were no marks evident on the skin, and none of the six men and one woman suffered runny noses or weepy eyes, which can sometimes happen in fume events. Five returned to work after the precautionary visit to Timaru Hospital, and the remaining

two will be back at work today, Mr McKnight said. There had been a leak of sodium hypochlorite - bleach - while a cheese-making section was being cleaned, a Fonterra spokesman said earlier. “It’s used as a sanitiser which kills everything that’s left over. We’re still investigating but there has been a leak from a pipe and that has generated some fumes.” The factory and an adjoining administration area were evacuated. There was no product in the plant at the time, the spokesman said. South Canterbury District Health Board communications advisor Nicola Pearce said hospital staff had protective equipment and a decontamination shower available should it be required. The patients were in a stable condition on arrival. According to Fonterra’s website, Clandeboye is one of its largest sites and processes up to 13.2 million litres of milk per day. “This equates to more

Fonterra’s Clandeboye plant where the toxic fume scare occurred and affected seven workers.

than 40 per cent of all milk collected by Fonterra in the South Island, making the site home to New Zealand’s largest liquid load carrying fleet of trucks,” the website said.

In August, Fonterra wrongly suspected that 38 tonnes of whey protein - used to make a range of products including infant formula manufactured by Nutricia - had been contami-

nated with a botulism-causing bacterium. Dairy products, including infant formula, were withdrawn in more than seven countries as a result of the scare. - APNZ

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■■Labour’s deputy leader visits Ashburton

In brief Name released A man who died in a forestry accident in the Bay of Plenty has been named as David Charles Beamsley, 63, from Murupara, who died in an apparent tree-felling accident on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the incident off Tangiharuru Rd, Kaingaroa at 5.15pm. The accident was being investigated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the death had been reported to the coroner. - APNZ

Fire victim serious A person was in a serious condition after a house fire in Christchurch yesterday morning. Fire Service south communications shift manager Karl Patterson said emergency services were called to the fire about 6am. Firefighters discovered the person inside and pulled them out. The victim was transported to hospital in a serious condition. The cause of the fire was being investigated. - APNZ

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Labour Party deputy leader David Parker yesterday visited Ashford Handicrafts, where he checked out operations with Richard Ashford (left) and Cameron Hay. Photo Donna Wylie 271113-dw-024

‘We want to get industry moving again’ By Susan Sandys

Labour Party deputy leader David Parker has not let being criticised as a poor communicator stop him from getting important messages across. The party finance spokesman was at Ashford Handicrafts in Ashburton yesterday, after being invited by owner Richard Ashford, and as part of a regular schedule of visiting businesses around the country.

He had this to say about Prime Minister John Key saying he “can’t communicate” after his appointment to the deputy role by new party leader David Cunliffe in September. “That’s rubbish, I think my response at the time was - we don’t all want to come across as used car salesmen,” Mr Parker said. He added that political slanging matches were not his style. Part of the reason for his visit was to see how a manufac-

turer was coping in the tough export market as the New Zealand dollar rose against the currency of its major trading partners. Mr Ashford said it was “very difficult”, but thought “it would be brilliant” if Mr Parker’s suggestion of a tax credit for research and development undertaken by businesses was introduced. Mr Parker said this would be 12.5 per cent of qualifying expenditure, and as such would

mean a lot to businesses such as Ashford’s. The company had recently spent tens of thousands of dollars developing an improvement to a portable weaving tool. “We really want to get industry moving again, our manufacturing capability is a shadow of what it was 30 years ago. We have some examples such as Ashford’s which have survived, but we don’t have enough of them,” Mr Parker said.

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Banks maintains he’s done nothing wrong By Heather McCracken Act Leader John Banks maintained he had done nothing wrong after a High Court judge yesterday reserved his decision over whether to commit Banks to trial for allegedly filing a false election return. Banks left Auckland’s High Court through a rear entrance, avoiding waiting media, before being pursued down a nearby street where he insisted he “only [does] good” things. It came after the court heard arguments from Banks’ lawyer, David Jones, that a District Court judge had made errors of fact in committing the politician to stand trial. However Solicitor-General Michael Heron QC, who has

taken over the case from private prosecutor Graham McCready, said any factual errors were matters to be decided at trial, and not by judicial review. Mr Heron said District Court Judge Phil Gittos did all that was required by law in committing Banks to trial. Mr Jones told the court that Judge Gittos had erred in his decision by saying that Kim Dotcom’s donation of $50,000 was given directly to Banks, that he had incorrectly added up the number of donations in the electoral return, and said Banks had “glanced at” the papers, when the evidence given by his campaign finance manager was that he “might have glanced,” but did not read the papers.

“These are factual findings which clearly are wrong, and which must have affected the reasoning process of the judge and the conclusions that he later drew,” Mr Jones told the court. He said the issue was whether Banks knew there was a specific false statement in the return at the time it was sent, “and that is not available on the evidence before the court”. However, Mr Heron said the Crown’s case would be that Banks had encouraged the donations, knew they were being made, and made it clear he intended them to be anonymous. “So whether or not he gave the return a great deal of scrutiny won’t be at the heart of the Crown case,” he said.

After the hearing Banks said he still intended to stand for his Epsom seat in next year’s general election, but admitted it would be difficult if the trial went ahead. “I think it would be problematic if I had a trial at the end of next year for my political career, but we make that decision when we get to it, and the first base is next week.” Should the trial go ahead, he was “looking forward to being exonerated”. “I’ve spent a lifetime of doing good, a lifetime of trying to balance my family ledger, a lifetime of making a difference for people, and a lifetime of contributing to this country. I only do good. I don’t do bad things.” - APNZ

Dunedin’s NHNZ is preparing to take on the likes of Disney with the launch of its own international children’s television channel. NHNZ managing director Kyle Murdoch said 54 staff were producing content ahead of the launch in February. The educational children’s channel, aimed at 3-to-6 year olds, had already had a “soft” or trial launch in Brazil, and would expand to Asian markets next year.

Rise in students Student numbers are expected to increase at the University of Otago next year, turning around three years of declining enrolments at the institution. The prediction student numbers would increase by 1.7 per cent to 18,918 full-time equivalent students next year was made in the university’s 2014 budget. - APNZ

Motorcyclist killed A 55-year-old man died in a motorbike accident on the Haast Pass yesterday afternoon, about 20 minutes south of Haast township. The accident occurred about 12.30pm on State Highway 6. The male rider died at the scene. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved. The accident is the second motorcyclist death this week on the same stretch of highway. Christchurch man Steven Nottingham died on Monday just north of Haast. - APNZ

Warnings ignored Some Auckland drivers appeared to miss the point of warning signs asking motorists to slow down last night, with some motorists calling to complain about them. Following a number of traffic incidents on the Southern Motorway, patrol cars with flashing lights and warning signs urged drivers to slow their speed for safety reasons, police said. “Most drivers complied, and police are grateful for their cooperation in making their job safer. “However they were somewhat concerned to receive a number phone calls from some drivers who complained that others were slowing down in response to the signs,” police said. - apnz

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Aoraki Polytech reveals radical revamp BY MYLES HUME


Aoraki Polytechnic has confirmed it will dramatically change the way it operates as it faces a tough tertiary education climate. Yesterday, the polytechnic’s acting chief executive Alex Cabrera said the institution would continue to work as a separate entity and collaborate with Lincoln University, CPIT and

Otago Polytechnic. For several months collaboration with other providers was being considered, and the polytechnic’s planned transformation has now been revealed that will see changes across its campuses, including Ashburton. It comes after the polytechnic proposed to cut 30 positions last month, and revealed it was staring down the barrel of a $1.6 million operating deficit with predictions of a 400 full-time

equivalent student shortfall. Aoraki Polytechnic Council chairman Kevin Cosgrove said consultancy firm Deloitte had been assisting with the process, which took “careful consideration”. “In making this decision, council has taken into account the current tertiary education environment and the needs of our region to find a solution to strengthen the financial and academic position of the organi-

sation,” he said. Mr Cosgrove said a new collaborative model will be developed and implemented during the next 18 months. Mr Cabrera said it allowed students further opportunities. “As a group, our organisations can be more responsive to industry, and able to better prepare our students for the workforce,” Mr Cabrera said. “Our students will have the best of both worlds: not only


Mt Somers event gaining in popularity BY SUSAN SANDYS


Preparations are under way for the Property Brokers Big Day at the Office Race 2013, to be held this Saturday at Mt Somers. The Methven Lions Club is holding the event, made up of four separate races including a five-stage multisport race, traditionally popular with endurance athletes training for the Coast to Coast. The remaining races are a duathlon race, a mountain run through the Mt Somers Track and a marathon around Mt Somers. The multisport race will begin at Methven, with competitors undertaking a 40 kilometre road cycle with a gradual climb of 180 metres to the start of the Mt Somers Track at Woolshed Creek. Then it’s a 24 kilometre run through the track to Staveley Store, before competitors get back on their bikes for a 25 kilometre cycle along the foothills to the Rakaia Gorge. A gruelling kayak leg of 27 kilometres from the north side of the gorge bridge down the river follows. This will be subject to river conditions, with an alternative route via the Ran-

gitata Diversion Race (RDR). There will then be a 2.2 kilometre run out of the river, before a 24 kilometre cycle to the finish at Methven Resort. Duathlon competitors will complete a three-stage race, while the mountain run will cover 24 kilometres through the Mt Somers Track to the Staveley Store. The marathon is being introduced this year for the first time. It begins at the Staveley Store, and covers 3.5 kilometres by road to the Sharplin Falls car park, following a Mt Somers south face track and onto a miners track, then onto the Mt Somers Track to Sharplin Falls, returning to the Staveley Store. Carl Bevins from Christchurch won the multisport open male category in the last Big Day at the Office in 2011, completing it in 6hrs 05min 12sec. Tanya Maitland from Hokitika won the multisport open female category, finishing the race in 7hrs 40min 16sec. Among high profile athletes who have registered for this year’s event are Dougal Allen and Glen Currie who have both recently competed in China. More information and online registration can be undertaken at

the benefits of a local education, but all of the advantages that come from affiliation with other providers. “This will come with a broader geographic reach, and extended academic offering.” That included stronger links to agricultural courses, a sector that continues to grow in Mid Canterbury. Further developments of Aoraki Polytechnic will be available as the process progresses.

Christmas parties canned BY SHELLEY ROBINSON

Multisport athlete Glen Currie prepares for the Property Brokers Big Day at the Office race this weekend. PHOTO SUPPLIED

More cost-cutting at the city council in Christchurch has led to the cancellation of team Christmas parties. Acting chief executive Jane Parfitt said yesterday due to “financial challenges” facing the city council in the postearthquake environment, team parties, which typically cost $25 “per head” had been cancelled. However, a $10,000 party for all staff was still going ahead, she said. That would pay for the council’s 3194 employees “two drinks” maximum, said Ms Parfitt. There would be food but no gifts, she said. The city council could not say yesterday how much would be saved by axing departmental parties. Since Lianne Dalziel was elected mayor in October she has cut back on spending, including banning free lunches for city councillors. The Christmas party move has been welcomed by second term city councillor Glenn Livingstone. - APNZ

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Ashburton River ratings still ‘very poor’ BY SUE NEWMAN

manent ratings of “very poor” because they have had consistently poor readings over the past few years. The State Highway One site has a “very poor” grading, but is still monitored. The first test for the new year was carried out in mid-November and gave a reading of 285 Ecoli per 100ml of water, well within safe limits. The danger threshold is a reading that exceeds 550 Ecoli. The site, however, has consistently breached the danger point every year, often on more


The Ashburton River remains off-limits as a swimming spot for people wanting to cool off this summer. Environment Canterbury has begun its routine monitoring of freshwater and coastal sites around Canterbury and this will continue until March. Four sites on the Ashburton River are tagged for monitoring but only one is still sampled. The remainder now have per-

than four occasions and that ensures it retains its very poor grading. On just one occasion over the past five years has the site moved up to a “poor” grading. Seventy-five samples were taken each year. The Boundary Road site was last tested in 2010/2011. That year it had breached the 550 ecoli per 100ml of water level on five occasions. Neither Digbys Bridge and Hills Road sites have been tested since the 2005/2006 season. All sites on the Ashburton

River have signs erected warning of the potential health risks. Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp have retained their very good rating for the past three years and because they have provided consistently low or zero Ecoli readings, neither site will be tested this year. Monitoring, however, will continue this season at the two Lake Hood sites. Bayliss Beach earned itself its first “very good” rating last year. The site has been monitored for about eight years, with

its worst reading of 1000 ecoli in late November 2005. Each year since any Ecoli reading has been low. Lake Hood’s main beach has been rated very good for the past three years and has consistently returned good readings. It has had two breaches of the Ecoli threshold, both readings of 1700 in the 2011/2012 year and in 2006-2007. Sampling is carried out weekly during the summer and results are available on Environment Canterbury’s website.

Rest home audits available on-line BY SUE NEWMAN

Goodhew said that providing more information would give a much clearer picture of how a rest home operated and how it cared for its residents. This will be trialled for six months and if it is abandoned, Cameron Courts is the only other facility likely to have its full report up for scrutiny. Mrs Goodhew said that publishing full reports was an important step in making the audit process as transparent as possible. “While there is a lot of useful information already in the audit summaries, the full reports show the detailed assessments carried out by auditors as part of the process,” she said. The change was part of a wider Government plan to make a difference in the lives of New Zealand’s older people, Mrs Goodhew said. Audits are carried out by accredited, independent auditors and are designed to measure whether a rest home is meeting criteria designed to make it


Coldstream is the only Ashburton rest home to have its full audit report published on-line. To make it easier for people to access information on New Zealand’s 650 aged care providers the Government is making full audit reports available on-line as well as the brief summaries that have been available. About 90 full reports were made available on Tuesday from facilities that have undergone audits since August 29. As each facility undergoes a new certification audit, its full report will also be uploaded to the Ministry of Health website. Other rest homes in the Ashburton District have certification that expires at varying times between December this year and 2016 – Cameron Courts, December 23, Methven House, May 2014 – Rosebank, April 2016 and Princes Court, April, 2016. Associate health minister Jo

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safe and an appropriate place for residents to live. It shows the positives and it shows where improvements are needed. The standards focus on the outcomes that residents experience when services are of good quality. Overall, there are 50 standards and 101 criteria within the standards that can be used for the audits. Rest homes are certified for

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■■ashburton liquor advisory plan

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Death at Burnham

Council to mull submissions

Police have released the name of a soldier whose body was found in barracks at Burnham Military Camp on Saturday. He was Jonathan Thomas Hosken, 28, of Auckland, who was based at Burnham. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and the death was referred to the coroner. - APNZ

By Sue Newman

After a day and a half spent hearing submissions, the Ashburton District Council now has the task of deliberating on what it has heard as it works towards producing a local alcohol policy (LAP) for the district. The council’s draft LAP attracted 205 submissions with about 14 submitters wanting to speak at hearings held this week. Many spoke in support of the LAP, but most had issues where they wanted the policy to be changed. With the hearing completed, councillors discussed the presentations and have requested

Robbery arrests Kaikohe police have arrested three Rebels Gang members over the armed robbery of a security van outside a local New World supermarket in September. Three firearms and a HarleyDavidson motorcycle were seized from a Kaikohe address, while further ammunition and part of a methamphetamine laboratory were seized from a rural property. Kaikohe police executed several search warrants early Tuesday as part of their investigation into the Rebels Gang. - APNZ

Neck injury A woman pruning on a Pukehina orchard was flown to Tauranga Hospital after falling and hurting her neck yesterday. The TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to the kiwifruit orchard at 12.30pm, where St John paramedics treated the 23-year-old who had slipped from a ladder an injured her neck and back. She was in hospital in a serious condition. - APNZ

By Jamie Morton A claimed sighting of the South Island kokako, a bird declared extinct six years ago, has fuelled hopes the species could still be alive. Advocacy group Forest and Bird said a sighting of the bird by two people near Reefton in 2007 had recently been accepted by the Ornithological Society’s Records Appraisal Committee, which monitors the status of rare and endangered birds. Before the Reefton sighting, the last accepted sighting of

A man was seriously injured after his car crashed into a power pole south of Christchurch yesterday. The car left the road and crashed on Tai Tapu Rd in Tai Tapu, about 18km south of Christchurch, shortly before 2.45pm. Inspector Peter Hegarty said the man was trapped in the vehicle. He was rescued by police, firefighters and ambulance staff and airlifted to Christchurch Hospital. - APNZ











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An expert panel convened to manage the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) earlier this month changed the South Island kokako’s classification from “extinct”‘ to “data deficient”, based on the 11 claimed sightings. Forest and Bird advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell said that while it couldn’t be confirmed the South Island kokako was still alive, “this is the best sign yet that it is”. The birds have - or had - orange wattles on their faces. The endangered North Island kokako has blue wattles. - APNZ





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The Ashburton Museum has received $100,000 to fit-out the new building.


Museum big winner in trust donations BY MICHELLE NELSON


The Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury has announced a $100,000 grant to the Ashburton Museum to assist with its share of fitting out the new art gallery and heritage centre. District Council fundraising co-ordinating committee chairman Don McLeod said the grant was a huge boost towards the fit-out target and would give the upcoming public campaign a grand start. “I would like to thank the

trust for their recognition of the worth of this project, which will provide a major asset for the Ashburton community.” Museum Society president Bev Tasker said she was delighted to receive such a generous grant. “It recognises the need to ensure the precious archives and historical material of the Ashburton District will be preserved for future generations,” she said. “The new facility is fulfilling promises made 30 years ago to provide facilities to care for the district’s heritage”

Museum director Michael Hanrahan said the grant allowed the organisations involved to continue planning with confidence. A public fundraising programme, led by Kevin Soster and due to start in the New Year would bridge the remaining gap in the fit-out funding. Seven Ashburton organisations were recipients of an early Christmas present, thanks to the Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury. In total $383,806 was handed out to 24 community groups, with $153,000 of that going

to Ashburton projects. The Society of St Vincent de Paul received $30,000 towards the cost of replacing their earthquakedamaged opportunity shop in Ashburton, and the local Budget Advisory Service has $10,000 to continue to provide support to an increasing number of Mid Canterbury families. Ashburton Parent Centre received $4000 to replace carpets; the Ashburton Golf Club, the Mid Canterbury Hockey and the Mid Canterbury Newcomers’ Network also picked up $3000 each for their respective projects.

A foot bridge project in Tekapo received the second largest donation, of $75,000. Ten Timaru-based organisations will benefit from a total of $124,500, and four projects in the Mackenzie District, including the Tekapo footbridge, were gifted a total of $85,306. Other organisations to receive good news were the Riparian Support Trust, who will use the $15,000 donation to upgrade the Ealing Springs Creek, an important salmon spawning site on the Rangitata River catchment, and Lifeline New Zealand.

Rangiora man in custody following school lock down A man has been taken into custody and referred to psychiatric services after a school was locked down in Rangiora yesterday afternoon. A man, aged in his 40s, was

reported to be threatening to harm himself and was believed to have a gun, police said. Up to 30 police including the Armed Offenders Squad and a Police Negotiation Team, at-

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tended. Cordons were put in place in the area, and St Joseph’s school was temporarily locked down as a precaution. Other locations were also searched.

The Police Negotiation Team subsequently made contact with the man by phone and found him in a vehicle near the Station Road industrial area. He was taken into custody

without incident and has been referred to the psychiatric services. He did not have a gun with him when he was taken into custody. - APNZ

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Young team selected to control Chicago BY SUSAN SANDYS


The Variety Theatre of Ashburton has secured high profile Christchurch musical director Luke Di Somma for its 2014 production Chicago. Mr Di Somma, of Christchurch, is musical director of The Mikado, staging at The Court Theatre, and chief conductor of the Christchurch Youth Orchestra, and regularly works with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He will join a new director for the Variety Theatre, Regan Jackson of Christchurch, who has been trained by a former company director David Williams, and Ashburton choreographer Amber Bailey. Variety Theatre president Bridget Danielson said she was excited both by the production for next year, and the standard of the directing team. “It’s very exciting actually,

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they are all young and very enthusiastic,” Mrs Danielson said. Chicago is a Broadway classic, set in the legendary city amongst the razzle and dazzle of the 1920s jazz scene, telling the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses. Auditions will kick off next month, with dance and movement auditions on December 14 at the Allenton School Hall, while principal, ensemble and

backing vocal auditions will be held on December 14. A pre-audition dancers’ workshop will be held at the Netherby School hall on December 10, 7pm to 8.30pm, and a movement workshop on the same day 6pm to 7pm. Mrs Danielson said dancing parts did not require singing, whereas movement parts would require singing. There are six principal characters, including the two prisoners Roxie Hart - described as innocent, sexy, desperate, and selfish - and Velma Kelly - sarcastic, sexy, tough and funny. Mrs Danielson had heard already that there was good interest in auditions, and she assured those who had not performed before that the directing team was looking forward to cultivating their talents. “I have heard we have some who have never performed before who are going to audition,” she said.

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Man hit by logging truck A man has died in an industrial incident at the port of Lyttelton. The man, aged in his 50s, is believed to have been struck by a logging truck while walking on a port road at Number 2 Wharf, police said. Bystanders and paramedics attempted to perform CPR but he was pronounced dead at

the scene. The man is believed to have been an employee of a contracting firm at the port. Police and ambulance services were contacted at around 3.20pm. No further details of the incident are available. Investigations by MBIE health and safety and police are under way. - APNZ

Chch quake setting unique BY JAMIE MORTON Canterbury’s unique geological setting has led scientists to believe the earthquake sequence it has experienced could likely not happen anywhere else in the world. New research published in Nature Geoscience this week challenges the common assumption that the strength of the Earth’s crust is constant by demonstrating that energetic quakes, such as those in Canterbury, can cause widespread weakening of the crust. GNS scientists had previously considered the heavy ground acceleration recorded

at the time of the 7.1 Darfield Earthquake in September 2010 as extremely rare. The force of the February 22, 2011 quake, which killed 185 people, was so great it was considered statistically unlikely to happen more than once in a millennium, and far exceeded the loading extremes that New Zealand buildings were designed for. Our codes require buildings to have a 50-year design loads to withstand the loads of a 500-year event, but early reports indicated that the ground motion that afternoon was beyond even 2500-year designs. - APNZ

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A horrible tragedy Coen Lammers editor


ike the rest of the Mid Canterbury community, we want to offer our condolences to the family of Marae Judy Dean. Mrs Dean tragically died in a crash on the north side of the Rakaia River on Monday afternoon after another car travelling south is believed to have veered on to the wrong side of the road. Indian tourist Gaurav Bhabhera also died in the crash while his wife Jaina last night remained in critical condition in Christchurch hospital. Most people in Mid Canterbury use State Highway 1 on a regular, or even daily basis, so we all can relate to the randomness of Mrs Dean’s death. When news of the accident broke on Monday, the GuardianOnline website got swamped by local readers desperate to find out more, as most of us would know someone using that road and fearing for the safety of our own friends or family. The long straight road between Hornby and Ashburton is well-known for its tedious and sleep-inducing nature and most regular drivers will be able to tell you about some narrow escape or witnessing another driver having a close call on this stretch of highway. The brain easily drifts off on the mind-numbing straights and people who do not use the road regularly can get caught out on the subtle, almost invisible bends in the road at Bankside and Dromore Corner. Dromore Corner has been the scene of several crashes over the years, while Monday’s accident happened at the Bankside location, just south of the Synlait plant. The spot used to have a small tree plantation on the west side which offered drivers some perspective, but since the trees have been cut the corner may arrive too soon and too unexpected for tourists and other irregular passersby. Whether or not the wet weather played a role, the double fatality is a reminder that this could have happened to any of us. So when you are heading up to Christchurch, or any other straight stretch of highway, keep your wits and your eyes wide open. It may save your live and that of others who may not be paying as much attention.

your view Brawl Please don’t lay the blame on McDonalds for the carpark brawl. McDonalds employ 20 staff approximately any Saturday night. A simple solution would be to get the fire brigade to hose them down. They won’t like wet clothes and they will know in the future it will happen next time too and will think twice. Don’t knock a business for earning a living and giving a huge amount of locals jobs and supporting the community fundraisers. ***** Why have the police become the centre of the brawl on Sunday morning? What about the idiots that actually caused the problem in the first place? We have no


idea what else the police were dealing with at that time. Domestic violence? How about we vent our anger where it belongs – with the ones that actually caused the problem in the first place. Jayne ***** Why are our police in the force if they don’t show up when needed? Maybe the fire brigade should have been called. They always front up. They could have hosed down the brawl. At least they would be there within 10 minutes. Richard B.

Prostate cancer charity bike ride I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to my spon-

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sors: McGregor Real Estate, Brent Kilgour Electrical, Paul Wylie Cyclerama Ltd, Hinds Tavern, Hughie Weir Methven, Brian Hanrahan Rakaia, Mrs Butterick JP, Ashburton and Allenton bowling clubs. Also all who were so kind to give donations to my project; the Canterbury Urology Research Trust will benefit by $1505.20. Cycle rider George

White Ribbon The members of the White Ribbon committee and the Families Without Violence Network would like to thank the people who participated in the White Ribbon Day march on Monday and all those who signed the pledge promising never to commit, condone and remain silent about violence towards women. We would also like to thank

the local businesses and organisations, namely Todds, Skip2It, East Street Pharmacy, Number 1 Shoes, Vitality Massage, The Warehouse, CC Collections, Community House, Base Youth Centre and Presbyterian Support who entered the White out a Window competition. This competition raises the profile of the White Ribbon campaign by helping to start conversations. A big thanks goes to our sponsors Classic Hits, The Ashburton Guardian, Zonta and Safer Ashburton District.   Edmund Burke is reported to have once said: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” So once again we would like to thank all those good people who stood up against this evil which affects so many families in Ashburton. Evans Chibanguza White Ribbon ambassador

Opinion Thursday, November 28, 2013

We are fortunate to be different

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poll result Yesterday’s result Q: Is crime increasing in Ashburton after dark?

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look around and I see black, white, yellow and red. The colours and faces in our community are forever changing. If you were to look back 10 years, you would see one colour and one colour only. But times are changing and we are beginning to see more than the one colour. We’re beginning to see the tradition, the shapes, sizes and the different tastes all around us. Everything is beginning to change. People may question the path Ashburton is heading down, but I myself am one of those changing faces. As a Pacific Islander I have seen first-hand the changes in our community and I am one that is definitely embracing it. Schools are beginning to accept and adapt to the different circumstances and cultures around them. We as a community seem to feel as if we cannot see the different colours on the skin of our neighbours and the languages our peers speak. It’s the ever-changing culture and face of New Zealand that make this country so unique. The question we seem to think about is, how do we become one with this culture that seems so completely different from your own? Or how do we embrace the land of opportunities and new beginnings without losing the identity and the culture that past ancestors have given us? We all have cultures and beliefs whether we believe it or not. We all believe in a faith, a higher power, each other or just a moment that has kept us afloat. It’s a hard balance to keep. I

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have struggled with everyday moments, just like everyone else. Struggling to fit in with a culture and then feeling like our own language is slipping away so easily. Thinking that maybe if we spoke English we will forget our culture that has been engraved into our souls for years. But we must all remember, that though our language and the traditional values we have learnt from our elders may be the thing that makes us stick out amongst everyone else, it is what makes us different – the pieces that piece our individuality together. Do not feel that you have to lose your culture to fit into another one. I used to believe that just because we are from a certain background, that I could only amount to that. But as I grew up I realised that nothing holds us back but ourselves. I learnt that it is okay to embrace the culture of our beautiful country and to meet and interact with different faces around our community. We are an ever-growing country beginning to understand the beauty of the cultures behind the faces.

New Zealand’s community is based on one thing, unity. Although we may think that because we are multicultural, we are too different to unite, because nothing can really change culture and the patterns on our backs. But we must remember that although our culture has given us everything – who we are and the family that we love so dearly – the country we live in is a beautiful place, with opportunities as wide as the ocean. We must look beyond the expected boundaries that are before us. Because our culture can only take us so far. We are so lucky and fortunate to be as unique as we are, to speak a language that only a few can understand, to wear the clothes that we do and understand the values that we have. We cannot judge everything that we see before us because although we may not understand others’ differences, it is what ties others to their culture. The clothes we may look down on is all some have known. Do not jump to conclusions because we all have grown up differently from others – Experienced different, eaten different

and believed different. In life we all crave to fit in, there is always a time where we wish to be like everyone else. But being different isn’t a bad thing, we should be proud of what makes us different to everyone else. Our beliefs and views have been something that has set us aside from everyone else. We have travelled different paths from everyone else. Everything that we have done is for tomorrow. Because as much as we try to change the stripes of a zebra, we cannot undo what has been engraved for centuries because that is what makes a zebra different from a donkey. We must understand that although we are different, that we wear flowers in our hair or tattoos on our faces, this is what separates us from everyone else. Do not forget the rarity and special attributes we have been given. Because we are ever so fortunate to be different. Finau Fakapelea is head girl of Ashburton College. The views expressed in this column are hers and do not reflect the opinion of her school or the Ashburton Guardian

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30 migrants feared dead A sailboat passing through the southern Bahamas islands with about 150 Haitian migrants on board has capsized after running aground, killing up to 30 people and leaving the rest clinging to the vessel for hours, authorities say. The exact death toll remained uncertain. Authorities on the scene confirmed at least 20 dead and determined the number could reach 30 based on accounts from survivors, Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux, a Royal Bahamas Defence Force spokesman said. The remains of five victims had been recovered and the Bahamas military and police were working with the US Coast Guard to recover additional bodies as they pulled survivors from the stranded sailboat. “Right now, we are just trying to recover as many bodies as we possibly can,” Deleveaux

This image taken from video made available by the US Coast Guard shows a group of Haitian migrants sitting on the hull of a capsized sailboat near Staniel Cay, Bahamas.  AP photo

says, adding that in addition to being overloaded, it likely encountered rough weather. Authorities believe the migrants had been at sea for eight to nine days with limited food and water and no life jackets, Coast Guard Lt. Commander

Gabe Somma said. Many were severely dehydrated when the first rescue crews reached them. The incident occurred near Harvey Cays, about 125km southeast of New Providence, the island that includes the

capital of Nassau, and 417km southeast of Miami. Fishermen spotted the dangerously overloaded sailboat and alerted the Bahamas military, which asked the Coast Guard for assistance in locating the vessel, Somma said. - AP

Two of UK ‘slaves’ identified by media London were triggered when Herivel raised the alarm. The couple were arrested on suspicion of slavery-related offences amid claims that three women were held against their will for more than 30 years. Brought up with her two sisters, Mary and Susan in Belfast, Herivel joined Balakrishnan’s extremist collective in the 1970s after moving to London to study, turning her back on her family, it is claimed. Attempts by her family to make contact failed, according to family friend Frances Presley.

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Siti Aishah Abdul Wahab, who would now be 69, left for Britain around 1968 with her Malaysian fiance, but the relationship soon deteriorated and her family lost track of her, said Mohamad Noh Mohamad Dom, 67. His wife, Kamar Mahtum, has boarded a flight to London early on Wednesday hoping to confirm whether the woman was her sister, said Mohamad Noh in Jelebu, Johor. The three woman, including a 30-year-old Briton, were freed on October 25 after one of them secretly contacted a - PA/AFP charity.

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She told The Times: “They have tried to contact her for years. I know she was involved in some kind of cult group. My understanding is that she cut herself off (from the family). I know they have always tried their best.” Herivel was prosecuted in 1978 after police raided the group’s south London bookshop and headquarters. She and five fellow cult members appeared in court charged with obstructing police officers. Meanwhile, a Malaysian family believes one of the women is a relative.

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Tiger to remain at zoo A tiger that bit its handler wasn’t acting out of aggression and won’t be removed from Australia Zoo. The tiger was playing in front of an audience, when it became over excited and bit trainer of nine years Dave Styles, who had raised it since it was a cub. The beast raised itself on two legs and dragged Mr Styles into the pool just after the daily show at the Sunshine Coast zoo, onlookers say. While in the water, Mr Styles was bitten on the neck and shoulder with puncture wounds near vital blood vessels. Mr Styles, 30, was flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a stable condition. - AAP

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Two of the women held as slaves in a London home for 30 years may have been identified, with claims one is the daughter of a World War Two British codebreaker and the other a Malaysian woman from the southern state of Johor. Josephine Herivel, aged in her fifties, is the daughter of John Herivel, one of the leading codebreakers at Bletchley Park who deciphered the Enigma code. Reports suggest that last week’s arrests of slavery suspect Aravindan Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda in south

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British television chef Nigella Lawson was so “off her head” on drugs that her assistants were able to go on spending sprees with her credit card, her ex-husband Charles Saatchi has said in court documents. The comments by art collector Saatchi emerged yesterday ahead of the trial of Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, who are accused of committing fraud while working as personal assistants to the celebrity couple. In an email read out to a London court, Saatchi told his ex-wife: “Of course now the Grillos will get off on the basis that you... were so off your heads on drugs that you allowed the sisters to spend whatever

they liked.” The judge ruled that the email could be reported, despite the trial having not yet started. Saatchi and Lawson, who has made her own millions with TV shows in Britain and the United States as well as a string of cookbooks, split after 10 years of marriage earlier this year. They announced their divorce after shocking pictures appeared in the British newspapers of Saatchi grabbing Lawson by the neck outside a London restaurant. He accepted a police caution over the incident but said he was “disappointed” she had refused to say publicly that he had not abused her. - AFP

Beijing is waging a war against air pollution and it is doing so one barbecue at a time. Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues “to cut PM2.5” — the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs. Citizens online ridiculed the exercise, suggesting authorities should focus on bigger sources of pollution. A media officer at Beijing’s Xicheng district administration bureau said the hundreds of barbecue grills were confiscated over a three-month campaign and cut up so they couldn’t be used again.  - AP

Death toll hits 5500 The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5500, with 1757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency says. Authorities fear the number of fatalities will increase since emergency workers were retrieving more bodies as they cleared debris. More than 3.5 million people were displaced by the typhoon, which slammed into the eastern Philippines with record winds of more than 300km/h on November 8.  - DPA

Murder trial to start The trial of two Muslim converts accused of brutally murdering a soldier in broad daylight in a London street will go ahead in the next few days. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, will stand trial at the Old Bailey court in London following the conclusion of legal submissions yesterday. Lee Rigby, a 25-yearold soldier who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, died from multiple cut and stab wounds when he was attacked as he walked back to Woolwich Barracks in southeast London on May 22. - AFP

Wolf causes panic A wolf on the loose in southern England has sparked panic after a pack of five animals escaped from a zoo. The timber wolves got through a damaged fence in their enclosure at Colchester Zoo to the east of London in the early hours of yesterday. Two were shot dead shortly after they escaped, one returned of its own accord and one was shot with an anaesthetic dart and captured. But one animal remained at large in woodland for several hours, before it was found and destroyed by zoo staff. - AFP


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Restrictions starting to ease pressure BY MATHEW BACKHOUSE Lending restrictions are starting to ease the pressure on the property market but first-home buyers are still finding it tough as prices and interest rates creep up, mortgage brokers say. Home loan affordability worsened across most of New Zealand last month, despite the introduction of the Reserve Bank’s lending restrictions. The Roost Home Loan Affordability report said surveys had shown a significant slowing of low-deposit lending and first-home buyer activity since the restrictions began on Octo-

ber 1, but that was yet to flow into a slowdown in house price inflation. Median house prices rose in 19 of 24 regions and hit record highs in Auckland, Hamilton and Canterbury, the report said. The Reserve Bank had said the impact of its limit on high loan to value ratio (LVR) mortgages was not expected to be reflected in housing market data for three to six months. But mortgage broker John Bolton of Squirrel said there were early signs the changes were working. The auction clearance rate had dropped, meaning more

houses were being sold by negotiation, and properties were not selling as quickly. “Those are all indications of a softening property market, and those are all early indications that the Reserve Bank rules are working and are starting to slow the property market down.” However, it was too early for the impact on home loan affordability to be felt. He said affordability was still getting worse as house prices continued to rise and interest rates crept up. Bank loans of more than 80 per cent property value were

now an impossibility for firsthome buyers, and the number of pre-approved mortgages was down by as much as 50 per cent, Mr Bolton said. “It’s pretty tough. The firsthome buyers that we are getting through are generally because they’ve got family support.” Mortgage broker Jeff Royle of iLender said there had been a “massive increase” in non-bank loan applications since the LVR changes were introduced. Mr Royle said clients could get non-bank mortgages of up to 90 per cent value at close to the rates banks were offering. “It’s been phenomenal, abso-

lutely phenomenal. “So if a first-home buyer wants to buy a property and has got a 10 per cent deposit, they can still buy.” Loan Market mortgage broker Bruce Patten said non-bank loan inquiries were not ridiculously buoyant. “There’s just been a lot of first home buyers that have pulled back and thought ‘Let’s just wait and see and we’ll keep saving and we’ll see what the new year brings’.” There had been less activity in the property market than six weeks ago, but no reduction in prices, he said. -APNZ

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Argyle, Welsh, Finnigan Barristers and Solicitors of Ashburton has been through both challenging and satisfying times in its 30-year history. So says partner Alister Argyle, as he looks to the firm he began marking its anniversary next week. Mr Argyle established the business as A D Argyle on December 1, 1983. David Welsh joined in 1992, and the late Paul Finnigan in 2002. Today there are another two partners on board – Janese PriergaardPeterson and Leandra Fitzgibbon, while the original staff of two has expanded to about 25, which includes Mr Argyle’s daughter, associate Jane Argyle.

Mr Argyle said the rural downturn of the 1980s had been challenging for professionals such as accountants and lawyers, as they had many clients under severe financial pressure. He remembered overseeing many a $45,000 government exit package application for those farmers who could not afford to make interest payments and needed to relocate from their farm. He also remembers discounting meetings, where farming heads brought together financiers with a view to discount some of their mortgages so farmers could continue. Mr Argyle saw many who had guaranteed properties for others caught out in the tough times and have to remortgage or sell their homes. “One learned some very good


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lessons, the unexpected dangers that people are often blind to,” he said. His advice today was “don’t ever guarantee unless you can afford to lose the money”. “Since then Ashburton has bounced back wonderfully well, it’s always been a good place to live and practice in.” Mr Argyle said he and fellow partners at the practice had enjoyed the range of work they had undertaken over the years, which included criminal and family custody and access cases, and highlights had included assisting clients who had built “very successful businesses”. Technology had developed exponentially. When he established the firm, staff used IBM golf ball typewriters and had to go to the post office to use the town’s only fax machine.

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Mackenzies welcomed in Parliament Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners Craige and Roz Mackenzie were welcomed in Parliament last week. The Mid Canterbury arable and dairy farming couple were named the national winners of the competition for operating a profitable, productive farm unit, while maintaining sustainability. The Primary Production

committee chairperson, Shane Ardern, thanked the Mackenzies and welcomed the opportunity to hear in more detail about their farming activities. Since taking over the farm in 1993, the couple have been determined to make their farming activities a success by employing state-of-the-art technology to maximise production in a sus-

tainable manner. The judges were impressed by their full use of all available technologies which has enabled them to build a sustainable business that is structured not only for the present, but also as an example and an inspiration to the next generation of farmers. “It is an achievement of which they can be proud,” Mr Ardern said.

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DairyNZ has hit back at the Commissioner of the Environment’s recent water quality report, saying significant work is already under way to address the issues raised. The water quality in New Zealand: Land use and nutrient pollution report, released this month, painted a bleak picture for Mid Canterbury’s waterways, and levelled much of the blame on intensive dairy farming. DairyNZ’s Strategy and Investment Leader for Sustainability, Dr Rick Pridmore, says while the report looks at the impact of land use change and nutrients on water quality by 2020, the reality is there are already central and local government and industry initiatives in progress that define how New Zealand’s freshwater resources are managed. “We are working with farmers, regional councils and other stakeholders to contribute to desired water quality outcomes,” Dr Pridmore said. “The commissioner’s report highlights the critical importance of this limit-setting process, because uncontrolled growth is unsustainable. Unfortunately the report paints an unrealistic picture of the future that ignores this limit-setting process.” Under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, communities are required to define their values and set limits for water quality. There is multi-stakeholder support to do this in a collaborative process. “We are pleased to see the commissioner recognising our industry’s Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord and its commitments on fencing of waterways, water, nutrient and effluent management,” he said. Fonterra farmers have already fenced about 24,400km of waterways to meet the demands of the water accord. “We are stepping up as an industry and taking our responsibilities seriously. “Progress will be independently audited by a third party and is being robustly implemented through supply agreements,” Dr Pridmore said. DairyNZ, on behalf of dairy farmers, has increased its investment in the environment by over 60 per cent to $11m this financial year, with key projects under way.


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Strategy aims to increase profitability the imperative to use resources sustainably. He told the meeting that the overwhelming direction from growers during a series of meetings held with growers was to increase profitability. The answer to increasing profitability lies in four strategic themes. The first of these is developing export markets to create more options and reduce reliance on a few historical markets. This requires a good economic foundation, which is covered in the second theme to improve productivity. This means increasing the sustainable yield achieved by growers, as well as driving productivity improvements across the supply chain. Export success also requires a commitment to quality, essential to get priority placement and premium value in export markets. The third theme hence focuses on the enhancement of onion quality. The fourth theme takes a longer view, and puts forward options for the industry to invest in new approaches and processes to fully realise the potential of the New Zealand Onion industry. Dr Morrison said the strategy was for the industry, and not just a plan for ONZ growers, but exporters, R&D providers and government agencies all have key roles in achieving the result.

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Onions are a quiet achiever in the primary industries sector and is contributing around $90 million in export receipts to the New Zealand economy.

A strategy to increase the profitability of New Zealand’s onion industry has been unveiled. It is now in the final process of being ratified by the industry, giving industry participants a last opportunity for feedback. Onions New Zealand (ONZ) chairman Michael Ahern highlighted in his address that the onion industry grew exports 17 per cent in the current season compared to last year, and is contributing around $90 million in export receipts to the New Zealand economy. It is a quiet achiever in the sector. Having secured an independent levy in the past 12 months, good progress is being made across a lot of areas not least development of the industry strategy. ONZ consultant Dr James Morrison said a strong New Zealand currency is adversely affecting onion export receipts and also giving a boost to overseas competitors who are increasing production aggressively. With most of the New Zealand crop destined for export markets, this is a key issue. While the focus of export markets has been shifting from Europe and towards Asia over the past decade, the industry desperately needs to create more options. He also recognised the challenges arising from the current economic environment and

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Dorie woman chosen a Kerry Maw

Rural Women New Zealand’s new national president Wendy McGowan has appointed Mid Canterbury woman Kerry Maw as her vice president. The appointments were announced at the organisation’s AGM held in Wellington this week, attended by 80 members from around the country. Mrs McGowan previously served a three-year term as national vice president, and has been the national council-

■■dairy industry awards

One week left to enter dairy awards Entries in the 2014 New Zeawww.dairyindustryawards. land Dairy Industry Awards and close on December are running neck-and-neck 20. with last year. The Dairy Industry Awards National convener Chris are supported by national Keeping says 251 entries have sponsors Westpac, DairyNZ, been received in the ShareEcolab, Federated Farmers, milker/Equity Farmer of the Fonterra, Honda Motorcycles Year, Farm Manager of the NZ, LIC, Meridian Energy, Year and Dairy Trainee of Ravensdown, RD1, Triplethe Year competitions comjump, along with industry pared with 248 entries at the partner Primary ITO (forsame time last year. merly AgITO). “We’re about three weeks Of the entries received to in and it is amazing how close date, the dairy trainee contest the numbers are – it definiteis proving the most popular ly indicates we are on target with 132 entries received. to reach or even better last The farm manager contest Chris Keeping year’s record 566 entry numhas received 78 entries and bers.” the sharemilker/equity farmMrs Keeping says people have about er contest has 41 entries. one week left to enter and be eligible for “Obviously we’d like to see some more the Early Bird Entry Prize Draw of three entries in the prestigious sharemilker/ Honda XR125 Duster farm bikes, each equity farmer contest which celebrates its valued at $4000. 25th anniversary in 2014. One bike will be drawn from those that “We recognise there is much more work enter early (before December 1) in each to do to enter the sharemilker contest than competition. the trainee contest, but know the benefits All entries are being accepted online at to all who enter make it worth the while.”

lor for Bay of Plenty/Coromandel for the past eight years, taking a special interest in land use issues, bio-security and food safety. Mrs Maw, who farms at Dorie, is Rural Women’s national councillor for Canterbury. “As national president I will build on our organisation’s goals and aspirations to be dynamic, vibrant, leading, innovative and visible at all levels,” Mrs McGowan said. “Rural Women NZ’s interest in land,

health, education and community issues need our attention and advocacy, just as they did in the 1920s. “As then, encouraging women living in rural communities to voice their concerns and support for one another is what we do well.” Looking ahead, Mrs McGowan says it is exciting to be taking a leading role in plans to celebrate the UN International Year of Family Farming in 2014.


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sion to take on the patron’s role was made easier by the organisation’s commitment to provide a voice for rural women and rural families. Prime Minister John Key also spoke at the opening ceremony and answered questions from the floor. He said there are significant differences between our urban and rural communities and the key question is how we make sure those differences and issues are understood by everybody.

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The organisation is planning a series of events in March and April around the country to highlight the important role of family farms in provincial economic prosperity. “It’s also an opportunity to strengthen links and understanding between rural and urban.” The AGM was officially opened by Rural Women NZ’s patron, Her Excellency, Lady Janine Mateparae, who said her deci-

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1 – What is the lowest average temperature (degrees Celsius) in Ashburton in December? a. 6.2 b. 7.9 c. 9.9 2 - Caledonia is an old name for...? a. Ireland b. Scotland c. Wales 3 – Who stars in the Transporter movies? a. Ewan McGregor b. Keanu Reeves c. Jason Statham 4 – Which type of pine is grown most in NZ for timber? a. Radiata b. Insignia c. Ponderosa 5 – Where was the painter Marc Chagall born? a. Russia b. Germany c. France 6 – Which is not a kind of angel? a. Orphanim b. Vestal c. Seraphim 7 – Which union represents public health employees? a. TEU b. TIASU c. NUPE 8 – The Baring who was the third Baron Ashburton was named...? a. James b. Francis c. Nicholas

1. Shock over mass brawl 2. Details emerge from Rakaia crash 3. Two die in five-car crash at Rakaia 4. Junior bowlers battle it out 5. Family in convoy witness fatal crash


Dorie School celebrates 125 years Benjamin Dolan (front) (a fifth generation at Dorie School, together with brother Daniel) raised the flag at the ceremony during the singing of the National Anthem recently. The Dorie School community was celebrating its 125th jubilee on November 9. PHOTO SUPPLIED

GOODIE GIVEAWAY If you would like to go into the draw to win a copy of The Wiggles Go Santa Go DVD, write your name, address and the DVD’s title on the back of an envelope and send to:

Each week the Ashburton Guardian gives readers a chance to win DVDs courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment. Winners will be announced in this column the following week, so keep looking! If you see your name in the winner’s box, come into the Guardian and claim your prize. ID may be required. Winners have two months to claim their DVDs.

Goodie Giveaway, PO Box 77, Ashburton.

Alternatively you can email with the above details. Entries must be received no later than 9am, the following Wednesday. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD

Winners of Killing Season DVDs are: Maxine Rothwell, Ken Aitken, Emily Dent.

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Arts Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Christchurch artist a natural By Gabrielle Stuart


t is rare to find an artist as adept with as many different styles and mediums as Mehrdad Tahan. The Christchurch-based artist takes on detailed oil portraits with as much skill and finesse as he shows in his moody, landscape-inspired impressionist pieces, and is as likely to be found crafting works in charcoal with his fingertips as he is with a brush and palette of oils. His three-day exhibition in Ashburton, opening tomorrow, displays a bit of them all. Mr Tahan said he wasn’t the sort of artist who created a series of paintings - just a series of stories. “Every painting has its own story. If they were viewed like a row of books they would make quite a series indeed, but each is its own work.” The works that will be on exhibit at the Ashburton Society of Arts studio were created over the past two years at the artist’s home, after he lost two studios in the Canterbury quakes: the first in September and his second in February, just 10 days after its grand opening. However, the artist wasn’t daunted by his apparent string of bad luck. Painting is in his blood and not something that he could ever give up. “The urge to paint is something I was born with. It came naturally to me. From a very young age I would simply see things and draw them how I saw them.” That involved plenty of surrealism and impressionist work, especially in his younger years, and was part of what drew him to make New Zealand his permanent home. “The landscapes in New Zealand are beautiful. There is a different landscape, a different light to anywhere else in the world. “My landscapes are about more than clouds and hills, they are about how light falls on the land. I have spent my life with my head always looking up toward the sky, never the ground.” His paintings represent the work of a lifetime, with more than 30 years’ experience as a fulltime artist and his paintings featured in collections across the world. And he is no stranger to Mid Canterbury, where he has exhibited several times, won multiple accolades and is a member of the Ashburton Society of Arts. He said he was looking forward to staying in Mid Canterbury for the length of

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arts diary ■■ November 29 – Three day Mehrdad Tahan exhibition at the Ashburton Society of Arts Short St Studio until December 1, open 9.30am to 5.30pm. ■■ November 29 – Four-man band Beyondsemble performing from 7pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. ■■ December 1 – Strassman Careful What You Wish For! comedy night from 6pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. ■■ To December 7 – The Ashburton Society of Arts Spring show from 10am to 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Short St Studio. ■■ To December 8 – Expect the Unexpected exhibition of the work of Methven artists Judith Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Open seven days from 7.15am to 5pm at the Methven Heritage Centre. ■■ December 12 – The New Entrants Dance Party at the from 7.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre, with an optional Christmas buffet meal from 6pm. ■■ December 14 – Ashburton District schools project Our Evolving New Zealand Culture opening from 1.30pm at the Ashburton Art Gallery. ■■ December 14 – Ashburton New Entrants 2013 Dance Party from 6pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. ■■ December 14 – Robin Arnst’s art school at the Ashburton Society of Arts Short St Studio. ■■ December 15 – Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas concert from 5pm at the Geraldine Domain pavilion, Geraldine. ■■ December 15 – Ashburton Mitre 10 Christmas in the Park concert and fireworks display from 6.30pm at the Ashburton Domain. ■■ December 20 – Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas concert at 12.15pm and again at 5.15pm at St Andrews Church. ■■ December 21 – Dowse Art Museum children’s exhibition Who Am I? at the Ashburton Art Gallery to March 9. ■■ Ashburton Society of Arts weekly art and printmaking group Wednesdays 10am to 2pm, life drawing group first Monday of the month 10am to midday, mixed media art group Mondays 10am to 2pm, Saturday painting group 10am to 2pm.

the exhibition at the Short Street studio, where he will be based every day to talk about his work, and to create quick charcoal sketches of visitors who stop by. “For an artist,

an exhibition is not just about selling paintings. More important is meeting the people who view the work, and being able to display what you have achieved as an artist through

the year.” The exhibition will run over three days at the Ashburton Society of Arts Short Street studio from tomorrow to December 1, from 9.30am to 5.30am.

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

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■ old marques never die

Time to move on

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he opening of a new chapter in life, whether personal or work related, provides an opportunity to look forward and to recall the past. Last weekend long established local motor business Smallbones announced their move to new premises. It’s something they have been looking forward to, but they also looked back with a certain amount of nostalgia at the premises they have left. Some early photos of that building they have left and some fascinating history accompanied the announcement. It was delightful to know they still know the names of their very first customers. Over the years the business has held the franchise for at least 15 different makes of vehicle. Of those brands at least nine are no longer produced, although one has made at least one comeback. Most if not all of the marques listed will be known to and easily recalled by many car enthusiasts, even if they have been out of production for a long time. But included in the list were two which may be a little obscure to many of us. Those two are Bayard and Grey. It seemed like an interesting idea to try and fine out something about them, so that’s what I did. Of course these days a starting point is often the internet, but that’s not where my search began, I did something I’ve done before. I rang Sam Cullimore and asked if I could come and look at his copy of The Complete Encyclopaedia of Motorcars 1885–1968. Typically Sam was only too happy to oblige and it was

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The regal-looking Minerva was once sold and serviced by Smallbones.

really great to call on him and Janet, catch up and then get out this incredible book which has provided a wealth of information in the past, and which we knew would do the same for us again. But for a moment or two we began to have some doubts. We couldn’t find Bayard. No, we thought, this can’t be right, this book has never failed us in the past, it’s not about to now and sure enough a little more in-depth searching lead us to our quarry, and we found that Bayard was manufactured by the Clement Company. Adolphe Clement was a notable promoter of early motor vehicles, and his name was associated with a range of cars and models. He chose the name Bayard to honour a 16th century French hero of the same name who

had saved the town where his company later established a factory. Sometimes called a Clement Bayard, sometimes just a Bayard, the name was last used singularly in 1923 which by coincidence was the year in which the first car sold by Smallbone Bros Ltd - a Dodge - was manufactured. Like the Bayard, the Grey also proved to be a bit allusive. Sam and I put this down to the possibility of confusion around the spelling of the name. While Grey is not recorded in the encyclopaedia there is reference to an American marque named Gray. It’s possible this is the make sold and serviced locally, and if so it adds a little bit of irony to the Smallbone story given the way history has unfolded for them, because the Gray Car

The car yard for so long the home of Smallbones, on the corner of Cass and Burnett streets.

Company was established by former employees of Ford. Did I say two makes which perhaps stood out? Well there is another unusual marque mentioned in the Company history too – Minerva. Certainly a rare breed but by coincidence one that I did not need to look up, because over the last fortnight or so this long-since gone Belgium marque has not only been mentioned in passing, but in fact I have spoken to a gentleman who owns of one of these, which he acquired something like 30 years ago and over that time has restored. Sam’s book really is fascinating. He bought it many years ago at a time when the price of $15 seemed a lot for a book, and he said he did mull it over before making the purchase. Today Sam says he’s glad he outlaid what was a lot at the time because over the years since he has had immense value from it. And so have others. The internet is an invaluable tool and no doubt I could have found this information on it, but visiting Sam and Janet and chatting about motoring history is a far more interesting and fun way of doing some research than looking on-line. After all, the internet can’t tell you its first car was an Austin 7, or talk about all sorts of motoring experiences. So thanks Sam and Janet, we’re so glad you bought the book. And even gladder we can look at it from time to time.

No team orders. No dirty tactics. Just clean, wheel-to-wheel action. That’s how Jamie Whincup expects - and perhaps hopes the final V8 Supercars round of 2013 will play out in Sydney. But if the carnage at Phillip Island last wekeend is anything to go by, the streets of Olympic Park will be far from civil from December 6-8. Series leader and defending champion Whincup (2815 points) faces a massive challenge from his Red Bull Racing Holden team-mate Craig Lowndes, who sits a mere 20 points behind him in one of the closest championship finishes in V8s history. Meanwhile Ford rivals Mark Winterbottom (2691) and Will Davison (2592) retain some chance and could benefit from any major mishaps for the Holden pair. “It’s a crazy scenario, but that’s sport,” said defending champion Whincup. “I’d absolutely love to be leading the championship by more than 20 points. t’s not a nice feeling right now and it won’t be a nice feeling for the next two weeks. “I’ll be working my absolute hardest in making sure I’m prepared as well as I possibly can for what could be the biggest win of my career.” Whincup is chasing a recordequalling fifth trophy, while 39-year-old Lowndes, on the opposite side of the team garage, is looking for his fourth. Few words were shared between the pair following their respective victories in Sunday’s two races, but 30-year-old Whincup insists there is no tension. “Our friendship’s stronger than it’s ever been, to be honest,” he said. “I think we’ve done a good job getting into this position, where we’re both championship contenders come the last event of the year. “And I can’t see that changing. I think we’ll both continue to work together (for practice) on Friday and then we’ll go out - AAP there and race.”

Jamie Whincup

Club news Thursday, November 28, 2013 Allenton Outdoor Bowling Club

Ashburton College Cricket Club

Fruit/Vegetable, Three Broad Beans: Audrey McKay 1.

Another week gone! Progressive Pairs results for 22/11 were: LEADS: 1st. John Vanderheide, 2nd. Marie Reid. SKIPS: 1st. Ken McLaren, 2nd. Stephen Doak / Rex Scarf. Well Bowled. FRIDAY TRIPLES: 1st. J. Ryk, M. Anderson, D. Kinvig. 2nd. R. Bennett, J. Drayton, W. Watson. 3rd. B. Holdom, J. Cartwright, S. Holdom. 4th. M. Smallridge, P. Collins, G. Sparks. Our Sponsor for the day was EXECUTIVE HONORARIUM Our thanks to them. Some awesome bowling to be seen. Now we know Bish our passed Chairman is still very much involved but picked the wrong chair to sit in this time. It is told that he was ‘DECKED’ by his deckchair and has received numerous scratches & bruises for this effort hehe. Stability is a great attribute Bish so hope you are mending the chair and your body, mind you both could be beyond repair. Also a reminder to a Sunday player that lying down on the green is not allowed and an upright stance should be maintained at all times. That’s all from me catch you all again next week, and have a good one.  

What a weekend of cricket, Gold won their final, the girls won, Jamie Stockdale returned some amazing bowling figures and Shaun Stagg’s porn name was revealed (one of the highlights of the 1st IX game apart from Jack Meyrick’s 85 in a game of where five of his team mates recorded ducks!) The girls XI had another good win in Christchurch beating Riccarton by 87 runs. Losing the toss, College were put into bat and made steady progress. The last wicket was lost with the very last ball of the innings and college had made a respectable 125 runs. Ashley Harrison was close to making another half century but was run out with a direct throw for 47. Mel Puckett was the next highest scoring batter with 13.College continued their good form in the field taking regular wickets. The fielding was tight with some very good catches taken. Rebecca Clarke fielded well for a great run out. Puckett led the bowling attack with figures 4 for 10 after 5 overs. Kieren Bell and Rebecca Clarke both took a wicket for 2 runs in bowling Riccarton out for 38. At home, Blue unfortunately could not field a team and their players filled in for either Red or Green in their battle. Green batted first and scored 172 with Harry Ferguson (51) Devam Pandya (31) Dylan Shore and Josh Strange both with 13 while Kane Freeman chipped in with 12 n.o. Michael Burton snared three wickets for Red. Then Jamie Stockdale recorded the staggering figures of 7 wickets for one run off his five overs to help roll Red for a meagre 41. Burton and Liam O’Connor were equal top scorers on 11. Shore (2) and Will Tod were the other wicket takers for Green. Gold were looking to turn the tables on Methven in the pre-Christmas grade final on the Oval. They got off to the perfect start with Josh Buchanan claiming a wicket first ball of the game and another third ball to have Methven reeling. Gold continued to claim regular wickets with Deon Biggs (on come back from injury) getting 3, and Gareth Hunt 2 while Jayden Reid, Andrew Jopson and Sam Turner got one each. Gold lost Andrew Jopson (8) in the third over but Zach Naldrett (18) Buchanan (10) and a fine 41 n.o. from Hunt saw Gold home for a four-wicket win. Well done boys. This weekend sees the return of 20/20 cricket and two games a day. 

Ashburton Golf Club

Ashburton Bowling Club Were you all enthralled with the Aust Premier League bowls last week on Sky sport? What an event worth the watch. Congrats to the Blackjacks for their performance, A little closer to home, some very good bowls have been seen on our greens lately too. The greens have been in tip top condition and received praise for the green staff from the visiting players in the Rowntree cup, the men’s 3 4’s and 2 4’s. Both ladies teams had a win in the Rowntree Nov 13. Friday triples at Allenton  Nov 22 saw Jo Ryk, Murray Anderson and Doug Kinvig placed 1st with 3 wins. The previous Friday the same team with Judy Ryk as well won the Show day fours at Allenton, Roger, Diane, Gaynor and Mike Quinn with 2 wins and 20 ends were 2nd. Well done teams. Interclub men’s play on Sat Nov 23 v Kaiapoi 3 4’s  the teams won 2 games. Jo, Murray, Doug and Russell Anstiss won 19-10. Charlie, Tony Blain, Mike and Harold had a good win 26-5, but BrianW, John Smart, Graham and Colin Bird went down 14-20. Ash v Avon Park in the 2 4’s saw Colin D, Alisair MacK, Ian Blackwood and Mitch Goodall won 15-8 and Roger Herriot, Winstone Lee,Alan Millar and Russell Lowe won 16-11. In the pairs and 4’s held at Ashburton Nov 24 and sponsored by Heartland, Ashburton skipped teams were in all 5 placings. 1st Roger, Diane, Gaynor and Mike 5 wins 42 ends and 80 points, 2nd Jo, Murray, Wendy Watson and Judy Ryk 4 wins 1 draw 39ends 73 points. 3rd Dion  Kiddey, Graham Clarke, Noeline Woods and Pip Kiddey 4 wins 36 3nds and 70 points. 4th Alastair MacKenzie, Heather Goodall, Doug Kinvig and Noeline MacKenzie 4 wins 33 ends and 67 points. 5th Roger Herriot, Gwen Whipp, Winstone Lee and Wendy Herriot 3 wins 1 draw 37 ends and 67 Points. The tournament committee handled the job very well. Congratulations. It was a big day. The ladies champs have completed two more finals, the triples were won by Margaret Eder, Shirley Maw and Wendy Herriot by 1 shot from Heather Goodall, Rosemarie O’Sullivan and Alison Gibb. The Junior singles were completed on Nov 21 and won by Pip Kiddey from Winnie Dickman. The scores had been really close and at 17 all Pip managed a four on the last end. Congrats to both players. The senior singles are to be played in January.  We have a  team of people to tend the gardens, Noeline MacK, Des and Relda, Roy Keeling and Russell Lowe. Thank you all for volunteering, the gardens are in good hands and should shoot away with this week’s rain on them. The gardens outside the clubhouse are in our care too. Please consider them when parking. To all who are unwell we wish you a speedy recovery and will see you back bowling or watching very soon. We do miss you and your smiling faces. The Club Xmas dinner will be December 7 at a cost of $8, no food to be brought by you, Russell has it all in hand. Tickets available from Hubert or Russell.

Ashburton Garden Club Forty one members, two new members and three visitors, gathered at the Senior Centre for the November Meeting and Pot Luck Christmas Dinner with Jennifer Marks presiding. There were 19 apologies. Nicole Hazelhurst gave us a very interesting talk and showed slides on her recent Worldskills trip to Germany where she competed in her field of floristery. Norma Galway thanked Nicole and presented her with a token for coming along. This was followed by a lovely pot luck lunch which was enjoyed by all present. Yvonne Cherry entertained us, playing the organ and a short meeting followed lunch. Two new members, Noeline Inch and Kay McLenaghan were welcomed. Jenny thanked Yvonne for her entertainment, and Gaye Branthwaite presented her with a token for coming along. This was followed by the Christmas cake and a cup of tea, and Jenny Marks wished everyone a merry Christmas. The following is the results of the Flower Show, November 21. Flower of the Month, Peony Rose: Kathy Collie 1, Elaine Busby 2, Mary Smith 3. Large Bloom: Kathy Collie 1, Isabel Porter 2,Audrey McKay 3. Small Bloom: Kathy Collie 1, Audrey McKay 2, Pat Tarbotton. Miniature Bloom: Audrey McKay 1, Isabel Porter 2, Pat Tarbotton 3. Spike: Audrey McKay 1, Pat Tarbotton 2, Kathy Collie 3. Cluster: Pat Tarbotton 1, Isabel Porter 2, Audrey McKay 3. Shrub: Kathy Collie 1, Pat Tarbotton 2, Audrey McKay 3. Decorative A, So Simple: Isabel Porter 1, Mary Smith 2, Audrey McKay 3.

Hope everyone has got their names down for Presentation Night this coming Saturday, If you haven’t and you want to come, just get in touch with Alison, Neil or Dee, and reserve your place for a great night. If you have not won a trophy, don’t worry you can come and sit with me on the also ran’s table. Beforehand during the day we are playing for the Smallbone Trophy on club closing day, this is another mixed game, with all welcome, but please note the early start. 11am meet for an 11.30 tee off. Also if any big strong men can get there at 11 and help get the table tops out of the shed and into the club, it would be greatly appreciated. Early heads up for the shoot out, once again this year Paul and Pauline Fergus have come on board, so with their great help we can offer Free Full Membership to the 2014 season for the winner of the Hydraulink Shoot out. Qualifying starts December 14, there are five qualifying rounds with the best two cards to count, and the top 19 players go through to the final, which will be on Sunday 26th January. Don’t forget AGM  Thursday, December, 12 come and have your say.

Ashburton Men’s Probus Club After president Bevan had welcomed members and usual business had been conducted, our mini speaker was our newest member, Andrew Brown. Born in 1946, only child of his parents who owned a 250 acre cropping and sheep farm close to South Ashburton, he went to the Borough School, then to St Andrew’s College for four years followed by a six-month Diploma study in Sheep Farming at Massey University College in Palmerston North. In 1970 he took over the family farm and got married. A family of three followed - two sons and a daughter. From 1965 he was involved with the Ashburton A&P Show organization, joining the Committee in 1972. He became chairman in 1990 and is still heavily committed to this important annual fixture. About nine years ago Andrew sold his farm but retained 25 acres on which he built a new home. He grows potatoes and runs some lambs This lead him to help form our local Farmers’ Market selling a wide range of merchandise, mostly local produce. A very good relationship has been established between sellers and buyers to everyone’s benefit. Andrew has various items of vintage agricultural machinery including three tractors and so he became involved in last year’s successful “Wheat and Wheels” vintage show. One of his overseas trips included Scotland where he was able to visit the farm and house owned by his grandfather, unchanged after many, many years. For him that was a remarkable experience not given to many! Our guest speaker was Francis Frewen who had worked in a number of different jobs. However, he found himself in 1960 with the Ministry of Works on the huge power scheme at Benmore where over 300 men were employed unsupported by any effective first-aid. The management recognized the situation and some employees were given the chance to attend a 10 week first-aid training course; Francis was one of them. The training was thorough and he gained high marks in the final exam. but he was also required to drive the ambulance! While still required to work and earn his wage, he was asked to attend road accidents which often meant getting calls in the early hours and having to travel to remote locations. Invariably callers had little idea of where the accident was and the type of injuries and numbers needing treatment. He had to assess traveling times and road conditions so that the injured could be taken to hospitals in either Oamaru or Timaru, or with burn injures to Burwood. Some trips took him away for as long as 14 hours He finished his time at Benmore and moved – still with the MOW – to Taupo as safety officer for the Ohakuri dam construction. After this was completed

he secured a position as safety officer for the Power Board at Pukekohe While there he was on hand at rugby matches to help injured players but he was also expected to deal with spectators! (At one rugby game he was asked to pay $5 for admission!) He also helped injured jockeys at race meetings A visit to his family in Dubai allowed him to view a three-day International Motorcycle and Car Rally held in the desert. This was impressive, with over a 100 motorcycles and cars. The first-aid support had his great interest For retirement and family reasons Francis and his wife came to Ashburton five years ago. For over 40 years he had given his time and skills to help his fellow man in a way that has preserved lives and mobility, and that is a most significant heritage.

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club Eighty two members and partners attended the November meeting of Pakeke Lions Club at Hotel Ashburton. President John Lynch welcomed all and advised that clip boards to be circulated were seeking names for assistance to sell the Pakeke Christmas raffle and asking for member to indicate which task they would prefer to undertake at the 2014 Charity Auction. Golfers were encouraged to attend the forthcoming Pakeke golf match. Out of date and foreign currency is still being collected to fund the “Heads Up For Kids” programme. To date Lions Clubs from throughout New Zealand have collected 20 tonnes of old coins since launching in 2010. The project supports Kiwi Kids who have a positive attitude towards education and community but not the financial resources to fund the available training programmes. Ashburton Pakeke are looking for a suitable person to be nominated and sponsored to attend the next Berwick Outdoor Experience. Highlight for the evening was a presentation from representatives of the Ashburton Filipinos group. Through a power point presentation members were given an insight into the history and geographical make up of their homeland both past and present with an addition of images from the current disaster that has devastated the area. There are over 3000 Filipinos residing in Mid Canterbury all contributing to the economy of the District and integrating into the community. The group delighted us with some musical items and particularly delightful was the 4 year old girl with her traditional dance. The many uses of a malong, a tubular hand woven garment was demonstrated through dance and actions. Its versatility is amazing from carrying children to the various ways it can be worn as a scarf, wrap around or as a form of dress. A monetary collection was taken from members present and given to the group as they seek to raise funds to support families back in the Philippines. Tail Twister Lion Ron was able to extract a good number of fines from those who had come to his notice and as usual provided some amusement with his ‘funnies’. The evening closed with the singing of the National Anthem accompanied by Betty George.

Ashburton Rose Group On Wednesday, November 13 President Pauline O’Leary welcomed 15 members and two visitors to the monthly meeting. We had apologies from Pam Harcourt, Carol Ealing, Maureen Coley, Merill Dudley, Rowena Downes and Clare Wesley. As we had no speaker Pauline spoke on the care of roses for this month and April Breading brought a number of roses which were named and shown to us. This month was our first “Rose Show” for this season and our guest judge was Graeme Gunn who judged the lovely roses that were on show. He spoke to us when he had finished and Pauline thanked him with a gift. Our monthly raffle was won by one of our visitors. Our next meeting will be our Christmas meeting with a Table Rose Show. The meeting concluded with supper.

Ashburton Pottery Society Inc The Ashburton Pottery Society Inc are pleased to announce that the Official

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opening of their new clubrooms by Mr Jim Pollard, President of NZ Potters Inc. will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 1pm, 26 Nixon Street, Tinwald, Ashburton. After the opening, the Clubrooms will be open to the public to view and have afternoon tea with the members. There will also be a display of member’s pottery, to show the different styles of pottery over the years. After the demolition of Kirk House, the work is still ongoing, but we are pleased to now have a place to create our pottery after almost one year without premises. The grounds have yet to be tidied, but plans are being put into action for that and should be started early next year. We would be pleased to see you if you care to join us on the day.

Ashburton Photographic Society Here we are again planning our End of Year award & trophy presentations. This year has passed very quickly but we have managed to achieve many workshops, field trips and competitions which have given us great learning opportunities. Every season creates new opportunities for that captured image and more discussion on the wonders of our cameras. The Digital & Photoshop world has opened a whole new concept to photography though creating the perfect image within the camera is still the ultimate. Our AGM was well supported – great to have lots of members present & a good opportunity for discussion on club matters. Elected committee – President – Jude Box, Past President-Margaret Clifford, Secretary -Emmily Harmer, Treasurer - Julie Begg, Committee - Carol Efford, Suzanne Watson, Chris Howe, Peter MacGregor and Gaynor Hurst. Outgoing President Margaret has given many years to our club as President and Competition Secretary – in appreciation for her dedication Club members were pleased to honour Margaret with a life membership to our society. Portrait photographer Penny Nichols from Rangiora gave much time in critiquing our Portrait competition and presented our results with worthy comments for which we were grateful. Results were: Prints: acceptances – Peter MacGregor‘Amber’ & ‘Rosie’, Catherine McMahon‘Deep in Thought’, Gaynor Hurst-‘Young Violinist’ & ‘Peek-a-boo’, Margaret Clifford-‘Lisa’, Jude Box-‘Pensive’. Honours – Peter MacGregor-‘Country Girl”. Digital Images: acceptances – Carol Efford-‘Amy’ & ‘Emma’, Gaynor Hurst‘Ashley-Ann’, Chris Howe-‘Brown Eyes’, Peter MacGregor-‘Cow Girl’, Cindy Lovett-‘Natural John’. Honours – Jude Box-‘Blond Hair, Blue Eyes’ & ‘Pretty Swimmer’, Chris Howe‘Monique’ TOP IMAGE 3rd Grade Competition judged by Christchurch Photographer Scott Fowler gave us very worthwhile feed back on our images being particularly conscience of our B grade members. Results were: B Grade: Prints- acceptances – ‘Nicky Tabener-‘Sparkle in the Eye’ & ‘What could make you happier?’ Honours – Gloria Wilkie-‘Lillies’ A Grade: Prints - acceptances – ‘Margaret Clifford-‘Face Painting’ & ‘Backs to the Wind”, Carol Efford-‘Seen Better Days’, ‘Bubble Fun’ & ‘Curved Flower’, John McIntosh-‘Jannelle’, Gaynor Hurst‘Sky Walk’ Honours-‘Suzanne Watson-‘Pink Rhododendron’ B Grade: Digital Images- AcceptancesDebbie Jackson-‘Down a Drive’, Cindy Lovett-‘Light Flower’, Ivan Jackson-‘New Growth Honour – Ivan Jackson-‘Kristy-Lee’ A Grade: Digital Images- Carol Efford‘Fireworks’& ‘Yellow & Red’, Jorg Nittmann-‘Hope’, ‘Saving the Front Wall’ & ‘Water’, Chris Howe-‘One Ski’, Clarrie Brake-‘Pastoral’ Gaynor Hurst-‘Too much rubbish!’ Honours- Sally Brake-‘Lucy’ 2014 programmes will be available shortly. Visitors are welcome to attend our final night which will include the presentation of the awards and trophies for 2013.

More club news in tomorrow’s Guardian

Racing 22 Ashburton Guardian


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Waipa gallops


Today at Te Awamutu raceway

Fields for Waipa RC meeting at Te Awamutu today. NZ Meeting number: 3. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8. Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 RACE 1 12.55pm (NZT) COMMERCIAL HOTEL TE AWAMUTU RATING 75 1400 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1400m 1 11400 Baldovino tdm (9) 62 2 320x2 Nine Pin d (5) 58 ....................... A Collett (a) 3 0x774 Dorian Grey d (7) 57 ........... R Hutchings (a) 4 11828 Sunbeam m (11) 56.5 ................M Coleman 5 6310x Hexie Hao d (3) 56.5 ................. M D Plessis 6 x20x5 Red Dakota d (4) 56.5.......................L Innes 7 14306 Waipipi Lad tdmh (8) 56.5 ..........M Sweeney 8 17x81 Travel Wise dm (6) 56 .................T Thornton 9 39x05 Walsburgs Flight td (2) 54.5 ............ C Grylls 10 78710 Belorussiya td (1) 54 ................ A Forbes (a) 11 85225 Ruby Lips (10) 54.................... R Smyth (a3) RACE 2 1.30pm WAIPA WORKINGMEN’S CLUB 3YO MAIDEN 1400 $7000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 83 The Patriot (6) 57.5 ..................... D Johnson 2 264x0 Skylla (9) 57.5 .............................T Thornton 3 369x0 Another Emperor h (8) 57.5 ..... B Grylls (a2) 4 5. Sir Sunny h (5) 57.5 .......................... D Hain 5 All Torn Up h (7) 57.5 .................M Cameron 6 89 Intuitive h (2) 57.5 ......................M Sweeney 7 Mystic Man h (4) 57.5 .............. A Forbes (a) 8 73x Royal Dominance (1) 55.5 ................L Innes 9 69x3 Zvonareva (10) 55.5 ........................ C Grylls 10 67x0. All Night Delight (11) 55.5 ... R Hutchings (a) 11 Pondarosa Miss h (3) 55.5 ..............S Collett RACE 3 2.05pm WAIPA AWARDS 8TH DECEMBER 2013 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1580m 1 x0x09 Dandee Boy 58.5 ......................... Scratched 2 64293 Babilloni b (11) 57 ........................... C Grylls 3 x9x60 Bellaire h (8) 57...........................T Thornton 4 0 Big ‘N’ Rich (6) 57 ...........................S Collett


Leith Innes 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

40x55 Screw Loose h (12) 56.5 ............M Sweeney 4x447 Flying Orca (10) 56.5 ....................M McNab 7x478 Gothic Lady (5) 56.5 ....................... S Spratt 7x0 Back On Song (4) 56.5 ....... R Hutchings (a) 0608x Kens Legacy h (3) 56.5 ............. A Collett (a) 080x Miss Nancho Belle (9) 56.5 .........L Callaway 4x549 Altai Rose (1) 55 ....................... M D Plessis

■ Bowls 12 High Esteem (7) 55 ............................J Jago 13 0x687 Toetwotoe h (2) 55 ................... A Forbes (a) RACE 4 2.40pm WAIPA MEMBERS DAY OUT MAIDEN 2000 $7000, MDN, 2000m 1 74024 Mangaroa Hustler (3) 58.5 .........M Cameron 2 86735 A L’Orange 58.5 ........................... Scratched 3 26539 April Joy (4) 58.5 ................................J Jago 4 99738 Kenny Kool Kat (7) 58.5 .............M Sweeney 5 x0x09 Dandee Boy (2) 58.5 ....................... R Jones 6 x3676 I’m All Yours (5) 58.5 ........... R Hutchings (a) 7 604 Glamour Boy (9) 57 ......................... D Nolan 8 5x794 Silver Minx (6) 56.5 .......................M McNab 9 89575 Maybe Later h (8) 56.5 .................... M Wenn 10 x7059 Miss Directional (1) 56.5 .......... A Forbes (a) RACE 5 3.15pm MARC WEBB PAINTING AND DECORATING MAIDEN 1150 $7000, MDN, 1150m 1 848x2 Domarco (6) 58.5 ...................... M D Plessis 2 23864 Plays Until Dark (2) 58.5 ................. C Grylls 3 58x Bachata h (10) 58.5 ....................... J Adams 4 76 Frodo (12) 58.5 ................................. D Hain 5 0 Sir Blitzen (7) 58.5 ......................T Thornton 6 Custer (13) 57 ........................... A Collett (a) 7 520x7 Okay Annie h (4) 56.5 ................M Coleman 8 0x5 Immigration (8) 56.5 .................... D Johnson 9 6x Zedenuf (1) 56.5 ...................... B Grylls (a2) 10 0 Who Why (9) 56.5 ..............................J Jago 11 50x Brah Spring (11) 55...........................L Innes 12 Beckinsale 55............................... Scratched 13 67. Hayley Grace h (3) 55 .....................S Collett 14 Wilma Rudolf (5) 55 ......................M McNab RACE 6 3.50pm FAIRVIEW MOTORS TE AWAMUTU RATING 65 1150 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1150m 1 22108 Poppas Delight 59 ........................ Scratched 2 64010 Kontiki tdh (1) 58.5 ....................T Wenn (a4) 3 5287x Memory h (2) 58.......................K Leung (a2)

4 248x9 Rio Rose (5) 56.5 ............................ C Grylls 5 5508x Brokash (11) 56 ............................M McNab 6 68545 Rosie Rules tdm (8) 56 ...............L Callaway 7 0879x Direct Line (10) 55.5 ...................... J Adams 8 7929x Thatz It h (3) 55.5...................... M D Plessis 9 00250 Lasting Touch td (4) 54............. B Grylls (a2) 10 0x897 Rich Billie Marsh (9) 54 ................... M Wenn 11 7067x Brondan td (7) 54 ........................ D Johnson 12 807x8 Intercity Girl d (6) 54 ....................... S Spratt RACE 7 4.25pm RACE IMAGES RATING 65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 x6500 Day Walker tdh (7) 59 .............. B Grylls (a2) 2 9x61x Eskabar d (5) 58 ...................... A Forbes (a) 3 2331x Notforlong h (2) 58 ......................T Thornton 4 22108 Poppas Delight (4) 58 ..................... C Grylls 5 x618x Emilio d (8) 57.5 ................................L Innes 6 8510x The Nott (9) 57 ............................ D Johnson 7 x7338 Our Foxy Lady mbh (6) 55 .........M Coleman 8 20376 Goodn’targ mb (1) 54 ................ M D Plessis 9 979x8 Cops ‘N’ Coyote (3) 54 ....................S Collett RACE 8 5.00pm BOXING DAY RACES AT PIRONGIA RATING 65 2000 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m 1 3x609 Mr Toogood tdh (8) 59 ............. R Smyth (a3) 2 06703 Amity Dane tm (1) 58.5 ......................J Jago 3 70x10 One O Eight t (9) 58.5 ..................... C Grylls 4 x1045 Raf Lanac m (6) 58.5 ............... A Forbes (a) 5 33065 Seagold d (4) 58 ........................M Cameron 6 3x090 Sonoza (5) 56.5 ............................M McNab 7 20x17 Wonderland (3) 56.5 ................... D Johnson 8 30040 Molto Grato tmh (10) 56.5 ........ B Grylls (a2) 9 13090 Perfectly Clever tmh (2) 55.5 ............. D Hain 10 x9665 Lion Rock Hill (7) 55.5......... R Hutchings (a) 11 800x0 Sing Hang Star 55........................ Scratched 12 63920 Light The Way 54 ......................... Scratched 13 x0745 Going Places th (11) 54 ............ M D Plessis

Manawatu harness Today at Manawatu Raceway

Fields for Manawatu HRC meeting at Manawatu Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 RACE 1 6.10pm (NZT) KAPITI COAST HRC SUPPORTERS HANDICAP TROT $6500, 4yo+ c1 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 00x58 Sunbrite (1) fr ...............................M Teaz (J) 2 46170 Door Slammer (2) fr ................... J Robinson 3 676x7 Dancingwiththestars (3) fr ..........P Ferguson 4 57x71 Forest Galleon (4) fr ....................A Donnelly 5 90493 Latent (5) fr ...................................Z Butcher 6 49524 Thanks Charlie (6) fr .................... S Dickson 7 32210 Rich Earl (7) fr ............................... F Cossey 8 47906 Sudon Speed (U1) fr ................. J Abernethy 9 58660 John Joseph (U2) fr .................... W Fleming 10 62175 Miss Middleton (1) 10................... D Butcher 11 x9171 Flying Buck (U1) 10 ......................R Jenkins 12 0x019 Bet Online (U2) 10 ........................N Chilcott 13 79742 Rarangi Jewel (1) 20 .....................B Weaver 14 x1151 Foray (1) 30........................... A Poutama (J) RACE 2 6.35pm DEANS AND ASSOCIATES TROT $6000, 3yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2500m 1 4P657 Miss Adventure (1) fr .................... D Butcher 2 076x4 Jomo (2) fr.................................. J Robinson 3 663 Mighty Sunny (3) fr.......................M Teaz (J) 4 44542 Jagermeister (4) fr.......................A Donnelly 5 20245 It’s Big Time (5) fr ..........................Z Butcher

6 686D0 Trouble Ado (6) fr .................. A Poutama (J) 7 4x800 Apollo Mission (7) fr ......................R Jenkins 8 65476 Earl Mountbatten (8) fr ............ B Butcher (J) 9 97850 Special Girl (9) fr ...........................T Mitchell 10 47609 Seymour (U1) fr ............................N Chilcott 11 23438 Consentual (U2) fr..................... J Abernethy RACE 3 7.05pm MANAWATU HRC MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 75868 Pilot Officer (1) fr ...........................N Chilcott 2 84244 Shortys Desire (2) fr................ B Butcher (J) 3 7x981 Gotta Go Armbro (3) fr .............. J Abernethy 4 68419 Fifteen Six (4) fr ............................T Mitchell 5 82443 Bettabe Fast (5) fr ......................P Ferguson 6 25262 Westburn Creed (6) fr ....................S Phelan 7 68000 I’m Bettor (7) fr ..............................R Jenkins 8 PPx77 Keystone Glen (21) fr ....................Z Butcher 9 7x69P Riverboat Gracie (22) fr.................B Weaver 10 7x521 Bettor Pack A Pistol (23) fr ........... D Butcher 11 x8080 Eagle Eyes (U1) fr....................... W Fleming RACE 4 7.35pm SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 480x6 Highview Linda (1) fr ............ D Ferguson (J) 2 88528 Lady Molly (2) fr ............................B Weaver 3 x5242 Bettor Backim (3) fr ..........................B Taylor 4 44835 Trophy Hunter (4) fr ........................S Phelan 5 x0703 Streamline Boy (5) fr .....................R Jenkins 6 2 Okey Dokey (6) fr ......................... D Butcher 7 8x806 Sublime Lustre (7) fr .....................T Mitchell 8 00985 Boomchickawowwow (21) fr ..........N Chilcott

9 35554 Lola Jones (22) fr .......................P Ferguson 10 x3273 Karitane Whisper (23) fr ................Z Butcher 11 96363 Monets Daughter (24) fr ........ A Poutama (J) RACE 5 8.05pm FARMLANDS SPORT TURF AND LAWN SEEDS MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 8xP80 Garndor (1) fr ........................ A Poutama (J) 2 31815 Saucy El (2) fr .............................. D Butcher 3 x0990 Golden Bloom (3) fr................. B Butcher (J) 4 75757 Thrill Factor (4) fr...........................Z Butcher 5 33334 Silent Night (5) fr ...........................T Mitchell 6 00778 Waipipi Falcon (6) fr .................. J Abernethy 7 43303 Crusader Courage (7) fr ................B Weaver 8 67472 Jack Bates (21) fr ..........................N Chilcott 9 48654 Flyin Louie (22) fr ...........................S Phelan 10 31x96 Daily Delight (23) fr ....................P Ferguson 11 x6059 Cinders And Ashes (24) fr................B Taylor RACE 6 8.30pm ALLAN MCNEILL CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS MOBILE PACE $6500, 4yo+ c1 to c2 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 74295 Dashing Dane (1) fr....................... F Cossey 2 x5671 Imracn (2) fr .....................................B Taylor 3 42441 Ineedanorvic (3) fr .......................A Donnelly 4 8x503 Elsu Attack (4) fr .....................A Shutkowski 5 8x879 Gemma Kate (5) fr ........................T Mitchell 6 21227 Iwannabebig (6) fr .........................B Weaver 7 93751 Get Holme Tyron (7) fr...................Z Butcher 8 34341 Salvador (21) fr ..................... A Poutama (J) 9 55957 Aces N Eights (22) fr ............ D Ferguson (J)

10 56696 Donostia (23) fr ..............................S Phelan 11 33682 Celtic Warrior (24) fr ..................... D Butcher 12 63575 Viewfield Apache (25) fr .......... B Butcher (J) RACE 7 8.55pm DAVIS TRADING MOBILE PACE $7500, 4yo+ c2 to c5 +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 x5215 Benji Maguire (1) fr ................... J Abernethy 2 12138 Tactful Lady (2) fr ..........................T Mitchell 3 33754 Thats Bettor (3) fr ..........................B Weaver 4 66243 Mister Dann (4) fr ..........................Z Butcher 5 21106 Real Faith (5) fr ....................... B Butcher (J) 6 68881 Beckinsale (6) fr .........................P Ferguson 7 75712 Carlos (7) fr .......................... D Ferguson (J) 8 0x786 Victor Vtoo (21) fr .................. A Poutama (J) 9 55331 Dougie Maguire (22) fr ................. D Butcher 10 42333 Stormy Breeze (23) fr....................N Chilcott RACE 8 9.20pm COLEMAN DESIGNS MOBILE PACE $6000, 4yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 53602 Getinbehind (1) fr ..........................R Jenkins 2 04067 Hey Knowitall (2) fr .......................... D Jones 3 0780 Bellendore (3) fr ......................... J Robinson 4 90x66 Thunderbird Tara (4) fr ...................S Phelan 5 0x884 Huckleberry Finn (5) fr ......... D Ferguson (J) 6 x0x09 Lucy Blue (6) fr..............................N Chilcott 7 23725 Santa Rosa Glory (7) fr ..............P Ferguson 8 22444 Darjeeling Bromac (21) fr ...... A Poutama (J) 9 P008 Tuff Player (U1) fr ..........................T Mitchell Pacifiers off : Eagle Eyes (R3), Thunderbird Tara (R8)

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Fields for Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Addington Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 10. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 RACE 1, 4.52pm (NZT) SUPER PETS DASH C3, 295m 1 88735 Opawa Rufus 17.34 S &..................B Evans 2 43533 Excuse Please 17.35 .................. J McMillan 3 23132 Know Charity 17.40........................G Cleeve 4 58822 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 5 13327 Okuku Wee Man 17.55 C & ............... Fagan 6 18274 Georgie Wong 17.26 ......................... J Rush 7 27288 Cawbourne Plunge nwtd ...........J McInerney 8 43388 Wandy Feather 17.39...................... M Grant 9 125x8 Mum’s Prodigy 17.58 ........................P Scott 10 23248 Business Plan nwtd...................R Blackburn RACE 2, 5.10pm (NZT) I PAVE CONCRETE DASH C4, 295m 1 44455 Ramrada 17.21 ............................C Roberts 2 61878 Waimak Dave 17.60 ..................J McInerney 3 86838 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 4 72177 Taieri Plains 17.41 C &....................... Fagan 5 62368 Cawbourne Dasher 17.19 W & ......... Nissen 6 51612 Smash Amego 17.60 ...................... M Grant 7 84448 Homebush Churro 17.29...........J McInerney 8 26386 Fireman’s Escort 17.28 .................... B Dann 9 86458 Secret Sprite 17.45 B & ................... T Shaw 10 87585 Marmalade Skies 17.43 ....................J Dunn RACE 3, 5.28pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK STAKES C4, 520m 1 35286 Starburst Clemmy 30.86 ................. M Grant 2 27322 Speedy Kazza 30.46 .................J McInerney 3 24456 Ultimate Dream 29.93 ...............A Bradshaw 4 13275 Validation 30.62 ...........................C Roberts 5 11F14 Hustler Ambition 30.58....... Melissa Roberts 6 84652 Charlie’s Choice 30.45 ..................R Adcock 7 77613 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn

8 34547 Take A Trick 30.62 .............................M Flipp 9 31888 Opawa Style 30.55 L & ...................... Wales 10 66773 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney RACE 4, 5.45pm (NZT) BILL’S BAR & BISTRO SPRINT C3, 295m 1 17853 Cosmic Galaxy 17.55 ....................R Adcock 2 78356 Phil Wart 17.43................................ M Grant 3 65783 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney 4 1144x Home Truth 17.32...........................G Cleeve 5 61547 Blonde Tori 17.47 ......................A Bradshaw 6 46186 Make Your Point 17.40 S &..............B Evans 7 31364 Ohoka Hart 17.50 ........................ L Waretini 8 43273 Ketut 17.46 ...................................C Roberts 9 125x8 Mum’s Prodigy 17.58 ........................P Scott 10 76224 Just A Mate 17.21 .....................J McInerney RACE 5, 6.02pm (NZT) DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY SPRINT C4, 295m 1 64855 Bugsy Bangles 17.16 B & ................ T Shaw 2 14737 Another Jewel 17.32 .................J McInerney 3 34264 Know Wisdom 17.36 ......................G Cleeve 4 23281 Turbo Tundra 17.57 ......................... M Grant 5 72848 Opawa Legs 17.42 ...................Matt Roberts 6 15381 Isabelle Domain 17.21 ..............J McInerney 7 17273 Cawbourne Jelly 17.27 W & .............. Nissen 8 86435 Dillmanstown 17.43...........................J Dunn 9 86458 Secret Sprite 17.45 B & ................... T Shaw 10 15667 Homebush Edith 17.21 .............J McInerney RACE 6, 6.20pm (NZT) CHRIS & LISA EARL DASH C5, 295m 1 51311 Sahara Rama 17.09 ......................R Adcock 2 71423 Roqette 17.10 ..............................C Roberts 3 24788 Two Ways 17.30 B & ........................ T Shaw 4 78718 Know Rival 17.22 ...........................G Cleeve 5 18836 Princely Dollar 17.38 .................J McInerney 6 81775 Campaigner 17.15 H & .......................Taylor 7 71785 Another Gon 17.17....................J McInerney 8 22532 Go Housie 17.03 ............................G Cleeve

9 52713 Cool Bear 17.24 .............................. M Grant 10 83254 Know Mistake 16.95 .......................G Cleeve RACE 7, 6.45pm GARDEN CITY CHEM-DRY STAKES C3, 520m 1 F8755 Glasses Up nwtd ............................. M Grant 2 57744 Opawa Bro 30.48 L & ......................... Wales 3 61251 Idol Girl 30.51 L & .............................. Wales 4 86856 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 5 61743 Opawa Bomb 30.67 L & ..................... Wales 6 11113 Deanne’s Fantasy 30.42 J & ...........D Fahey 7 22562 Red Typhoon 30.56 ......................... M Grant 8 15718 Cawbourne Polly 30.87 ................... M Grant 9 68886 Opawa Midnight 30.66 S & .............B Evans 10 77F67 Black Emily 30.16 L & ........................ Wales RACE 8, 7.15pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ STAKES C4, 520m 1 74864 Wild Grove 30.41 .........................C Roberts 2 43361 Botany Kevin 30.56 ...................J McInerney 3 56417 Chevy Chevelle 30.68 H & ..................Taylor 4 46441 Stolen Money 30.24 .......................G Cleeve 5 63227 Opawa No Ear 30.18 J & ................D Fahey 6 55155 Pseudonym 30.52 .....................R Blackburn 7 22775 Bone Nerd 30.62 ......................Matt Roberts 8 53F83 Cawbourne Witch nwtd ................C Roberts 9 31888 Opawa Style 30.55 L & ...................... Wales 10 66773 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney RACE 9, 7.45pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C5, 295m 1 66634 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 2 47178 Wandy Jewel 17.39 .....................D Kingston 3 83677 Botany Prancer 17.54 ...............J McInerney 4 12613 Yabba Yabba 17.33 H &.......................Taylor 5 55616 Mr. Whippy 17.17 W & ....................... Nissen 6 11118 Dixie Lee 16.97 .........................R Blackburn 7 13513 Sozin’s Comet 17.18 .................J McInerney 8 25727 Attack Wide 17.23 ..........................G Cleeve 9 52713 Cool Bear 17.24 .............................. M Grant

Men’s Inter Sub Centre Fours Quadrangular December 15 At Kirwee: C. Carter, B. White, A. Kemp, J. Nowell G. Bishop, D. Kiddey, B. Harper, S. Fleetwood At Darfield: R. Greaney, C. Fowles, R. Holdom, D. Kinvig M. Lawson, P. Whinham, M. Quinn, J. Ryk A. Crawford, M. Smallridge, G. Eder, M. Anderson

Bowls Mid Canterbury SubCentre The following skips have entries in the Sub-Centre Pairs, Sunday, December 1 9am start. Ashburton Green: R Gutberlet, D Kiddey, P Collins, R Herriott, C Leach, J Ryk, N Bensdorp, M Grice, A Crawford, K Lynn, G Crack, G Bishop, M Smallridge, A McGirr. Hampstead Green: R Greaney, M Andeson, B Williams, M Middelton, P Kiddey, B Holdom, A McKenzie, M Skilling, B Marsh, D Muire, B Clarke, B White, B Mayson, C Moore

■ Golf

Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women December 3 Summer golf report 8.30am for 9am start. Three clubs and a putter Nine Hole convenors – Carolyn King 308 7022 and Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 30 November Closing Day Mixed Canadian foursomes – 11am report for 11.30am start Club Captain – Alison Grant 302 4635

■ Softball

Mid Canterbury Softball 9:00: D1- All Sports All Sorts; D2- Hampstead Club; D3- Ashburton Demons Club 10:30: D1- Ashburton Demons Club; D2Dan Flanagan; D4- Fairfield Club Revised Senior Games  D4 - ADC Rebels v Fairfield Marines1:00 Rustys to umpire; D1- Bedrock Panthers v ADC Renegades 1:00 Nosh to umpire; D1 - ADC Rustys v Nosh Hampstead Hawkes 3:00 Renegades to umpire Revised Under 13 Games D4- ADC Bluejays v Fairfield Juniors; D1 Bridgestone Rakaia Ravens v Pirates; D2 - ADC Cardinals v Ashburton City Tigers

■ Tennis

Mid Canterbury Open Grade Tennis Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre November 30 A Reserve 12.15pm: Allenton v Methven; Foothill Flyers v Hampstead Ferns;  Rakaia v Hampstead Blue A Grade 1.30pm: Allenton v Hampstead; Dorie v Tinwald; Hinds bye

Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis 10 66151 Cawbourne Queen 17.17 .............C Roberts RACE 10, 8.15pm CLARKSON SIGN STUDIO STAKES C5, 520m 1 11136 Raw Energy 29.89 ....................J McInerney 2 16867 Indi’s Grace 30.20 ........................... M Grant 3 58432 Opawa Casper 30.23 L & ................... Wales 4 43632 Pindari 30.25 J &.............................D Fahey 5 22482 Gordon Bale 30.25 .......................C Roberts 6 23324 Know Class 30.12 ..........................G Cleeve 7 43362 Brighton Bullet 30.01 J & ................D Fahey 8 13875 No Undies Sundy 30.39 ............J McInerney 9 85688 Bigtime Kelina 30.36 B & ................. T Shaw 10 65386 Opawa Webby 30.38 L & ................... Wales RACE 11, 8.40pm GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND DASH C5, 295m 1 18327 Wandy Grant 17.19 ........................G Cleeve 2 81788 Iona Haka 17.44........................J McInerney 3 41272 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 4 74528 Know Escape 17.02 .......................G Cleeve 5 61676 Red Carpet 17.29...........................G Cleeve 6 14887 Dynamic Black 17.46 ....................R Adcock 7 21211 Follow Fame 17.09 ............................M Flipp 8 81233 Nippa Mary 17.09......................J McInerney 9 52713 Cool Bear 17.24 .............................. M Grant 10 12156 Sting Me 17.12 ................................ M Grant RACE 12, 9.05pm SPEIGHT’S DASH C4, 295m 1 F5364 Will Excite 17.36 .......................... L Waretini 2 21387 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 3 17656 Embee Dee 17.43 .....................J McInerney 4 18441 Mer De Noms 17.41 ..................R Blackburn 5 14847 Opawa Wally nwtd L & ....................... Wales 6 27485 Homebush Mayhem 17.27 ........J McInerney 7 13666 Roxy Rascal 17.44 M &.....................Jopson 8 33787 Tepirita Rita 17.43 B & ..................... T Shaw 9 83F68 Starburst Blanch 17.26 ................... M Grant 10 78656 Elki 17.31 .................................Matt Roberts

Round 6, November 30 B Grade - played at ATTC 9am sharp start Duty Team Methven White. Allenton Green v Hindalong Wildcats; Hampstead v Methven Purple; Allenton Maroon v Methven White; Tinwald v Rakaia Rebels. Junior A start time 9am sharp Pool A: Allenton v Methven Jade at ATTC; Hampstead v Southern at Hinds; Dorie A Black v Tinwald Blue at Dorie School. Pool B: Rakaia Boyz v Methven Silver at Rakaia; Hampstead Crusaders v Tinwald Sky at Hampstead; Dorie A Red v Wakanui at Wakanui. Junior B start time 10:45am Allenton v Methven Blue at Allenton; Methven Green v Hampstead at Methven Domain; Dorie B v Hinds Smash at Dorie Hall. Junior C start time 9am sharp Pool A: Allenton Blue v Methven Red at Methven Domain; Methven Gold v Tinwald/Wakanui at Mt Hutt College; Dorie C v Tinwald Pink at Tinwald. Pool B: Longbeach v Rakaia Rascals at Longbeach; Allenton Charcoal v Hinds Stingers at Allenton; Methven Orange v Hampstead at Hampstead. Please phone any defaults through to Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis 308 3020 as soon as possible.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

■ rugby league

In brief

Forwards out to pack a punch By Michael Brown The Kiwis came into the World Cup believing they had the best forward pack of any tugby league team in the competition. They probably still do but they were comprehensively outplayed by a committed England pack last weekend. Sam Burgess produced an outstanding display of power, aggression and considerable skill to confirm his place among the best forwards in the game and he was ably backed up by James Graham. The Kiwis tried to assert their dominance in that match, trying in particular to knock Burgess off his stride, but never achieved it. “It was a test match and he was the big dog in their side,” Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney said. “We have a couple of lads who were trying to assert their authority in a test match. In terms of effectiveness, I don’t think we did it that well.” The Kiwis will come up with a different sort of challenge on Sunday morning. Where England were able to match their size, Australia have opted for a more mobile and efficient for-

England’s James Graham is tackled by New Zealand’s Jesse Bromwich (centre) and Isaac Luke (right) during their Rugby League World Cup semi-final match in London last week.

ward pack. They selected only three recognised props in their 24-man squad but have players like Paul Gallen and Josh Papalii who are very comfortable doing the dirty work up the middle. Gallen has made the most metres of any forward and is second overall at this tournament with 690m. Andrew Fifita (653m) and James Tamou (558m) also occupy spots in the overall top 10, although all three have played five games

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whereas the most any New Zealand prop has played is four. The Kangaroos are also expertly steered around the park by hooker Cameron Smith, who is widely acknowledged as the smartest player in the game. The Kiwis almost use a fiveprop rotation with Frank-Paul Nu’uausala also used up the middle as a ball runner and the aim is then for hooker Issac Luke to take advantage out of dummy half. New Zealand’s size is more

easily accommodated in international rugby league, which has 12 interchanges and only one referee - the NRL has 10 interchanges and two referees which mean faster playthe-balls - but it’s only an advantage if it’s harnessed well. They have to win the ruck and play with control or they could be exposed. Kearney has good competition among his front-rowers and might be contemplating a change with the hard-running Sam Moa putting pressure on Sam Kasiano, who was quiet against England. New Zealand prop Jesse Bromwich said they recognised they were outplayed by the England pack last weekend. “We definitely spoke about that,” he said. “But I think the emotion got the better of us, giving penalties away when we shouldn’t and going for big hits and missing. It’s something we need to control and something we need to work on. “We need to calm it down. Just handle it. It’s going to be a big occasion and I’m not sure if the boys are going to be able to handle it but we will definitely - APNZ be trying.”

■ opinion

Cliffhanger follows cliffhanger I t’s been a tough week. The first two mornings of the working week (if you’re lucky enough to work Sundays), having to stay up till five in the morning, to watch first the Kiwis, then the All Blacks leave it until the 80th minute to both grab unlikely victories. The Kiwis v England at least was a superb game of rugby league, with the balance of power shifting from one side to the other throughout the game, and when you watch the replays and see what Shaun Johnson did at the end to snatch it for the New Zealand side, you realise that really was a piece of rugby league magic. Imagine if the best laid plans actually work, and Gordon Tietjens gets hold of Johnson for a few months to prepare him for the Olympic sevens, that boy could be quite good! The game the very next morning was a different kettle of fish. The Irish, after a lacklustre (to be complimentary) display against the Aussies just a week ago, were expected to duly roll over and die against the might of the All Black juggernaut - but that’s not quite how it panned out.

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Park? (sorry, Aviva Stadium). Certainly not Twickers, Newlands or the Sydney Football Stadium. Even at Lancaster Park, on some rare occasions, you might Steve Devereux have heard one or two unfriendly MY SHOUT voices speaking up as the opposition was taking a shot at goal (hard to believe I know, but I Somebody (the New ZealandHAVE heard it). bred coach perhaps?) injected a But the dead-calm silence durlarge dose of brimstone and fire ing Monday morning’s game directly into the main artery of was downright uncanny, and may the team in green jerseys, and from minute one the men in black have even contributed to Jonathan Sexton taking just that fraction were back-pedalling - rapidly. of a second too long, that tiny At half-time, in that ridiculous sound-bite they grab from a play- misjudgement that caused what er rushing off to the sheds to get really was a bread-and-butter yelled at by the coach, captain-in- shot to drift off what looked like a good line to shave the upright waiting Kieran Read was not a on the wrong side. happy man, and rightly so. That shot, which would have The All Blacks looked insipid, changed the course of rugby histentative and unaware of any tory (even Richie said afterwards particular game plan that may it was game, set and match if it have been hatched by their own had gone over) will haunt Sexton coaching staff throughout the forever, and Brian O’Driscoll first half of the match, and the half-time rev-up hardly seemed to would have been none to pleased about it either, in his last shot at a make much of a difference. Biggest feature of the game: the win over his eternal nemesis. But, it’s an 80-minute game, eerie, almost deathly silence when there was a goal kick being taken not 79 and a half, and somehow, somehow the ABs lifted for one (by either side). last attack against a green maWhere in the world would you chine that had a fuel guage showget that, except at Landsdowne

ing empty, and Ryan Crotty was at the end of the chain to deliver the final blow. Even then the drama wasn’t over, if Ireland could upset Aaron Cruden’s conversion they would at least salvage a draw, but they were too keen in their charge, and the ref had no option but to give Cruden another chance after he missed his first attempt, a chance he wasn’t going to blow. Haven’t seen a finish like that since, oh, about a month ago, from the Hammers at the Showgrounds with that marvellous last-second try to make the final. That’s it for the All Blacks’ record-breaking season, but the Kiwis aren’t finished yet, and this weekend they have an immense mountain to climb to retain the Rugby League World Cup. They have one or two superstars, and a couple more players in stunning form - but the Kangaroos are chock full of players fitting both descriptions. On paper its a 20-point win to the Aussies. But just maybe, Stephen Kearney can extract an Irish-like performance from his men, with an All Black-like finish to go with it, and we can give the Aussie leaguies a nice four-more-years speech.

Secrets revealed Details revealing how Oracle Team USA used the foil control system in their America’s Cup victory over Team New Zealand have been released. This report from suggests the system employed by Oracle was legal, using a simple “mechanical feedback” loop which allowed them to have precise control of the daggerboard rake, bringing added stability. The changes allowed Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill to push buttons on the AC72’s steering wheels to rake the daggerboards in 0.5 degree increments forwards and backwards. These automatic movements gave Oracle an advantage over Team New Zealand who continued with a manual system which meant dealing with variations in hydraulic pressure which came from their grinders. - APNZ

Hore retires Andrew Hore has confirmed he has put on the All Blacks jersey for the last time and will now pursue life as a farmer. The veteran hooker confirmed his retirement at Auckland Airport yesterday, where he returned following his team’s perfect season. “I don’t think I’ll put on the All Blacks jersey again. I’ve had a good run, and hopefully I’ll get home and make a good fist of my next job, which is going to be a farmer. Hopefully if I do that as well as I’ve played rugby then I shouldn’t be going too badly.” Hore, who made his debut for the All Blacks in 2002, said he looked forward to leading a quiet life for a while.  - APNZ

Top players for open Five players ranked inside the world’s top 20 will contest the Heineken Open in January. The full field, which includes a four-time Open champion, will have a cut-off of 65. Joining the already announced world No 3, David Ferrer, are Tommy Haas (12), John Isner (14), Philipp Kohlschreiber (22), Benoit Paire (26) and a wildcard entry from Marcos Baghdatis (87). It will be Baghdatis’ Open debut. The Cypriot, a Junior Grand Slam winner and finalist at the Australian Open in 2006, has a loyal fan base around the world due to his high-energy and passionate personality. Kohlschreiber returns in an attempt to go one better after his appearance in the final again in 2013 where he lost narrowly to Ferrer.  - APNZ

Eye on Abercrombie Breakers’ swingman Tom Abercrombie will be the player to watch as they go head-to-head with the Melbourne Tigers tonight. Scoring 20-plus points in his last two games, Abercrombie has begun to cement himself as the Breakers’ much needed go-to guy. If he can reinstate this claim against the Tigers this week, he may be able to help this Breakers side achieve their first backto-back win of the season. “I’m feeling good, I’m feeling confident so for me it’s about just trying to stay consistent,” said an elated Abercrombie. - APNZ

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GARAGE Sale: good clothing from infant to adult. Port-acot, toys, books, jewellery, furniture and other household items. George Street, Saturday, from 8am.

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Daily Events Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East.

Friday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH.

9.30am - 12.30pm METHODIST PARISH GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Street, Tinwald.

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

2.00pm R.S.A. WOMENS SECTION. Entertainment, Red hot Nana’s, plate please for afternoon tea please. R.S.A. Cox Street.

9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock St.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

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

7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.

2.00pm TINWALD GARDEN CLUB. Tash Sim, lead lighting. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street.

7.30pm DIABETES NZ ASHBURTON. Open meeting, Allison Lawton, decorating Christmas cake. Senior Centre, Cameron St.

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

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

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Exhibition by local artists Judith Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Main Street, Methven. Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street Tinwald. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Exhibition by local artists Judith Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Main Street, Methven.

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

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

Puzzles Thursday, November 28, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Record different prey: can show something wrong (11) 7. Knocking? Press the bell and make a very quiet entry (7) 9. It is pink and topless, and not written in the test (4) 11. Hold a piece of jewellery to one (5) 12. With iron in fact changing, it will have a bearing (6) 14. Article on ring with reason to be about religious study (11) 18. Uses razor to hold in craft (6) 20. Not moving, if one can get rent adjusted (5) 22. Aristotle might have written this letter at a stroke (4) 23. Oil the French spill in credit with him working at mine (7) 24. Marauder or companyleader put out vehicle in military use (8,3)







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DOwn 2. Lovely-looking girl I’m initiating, only to arraign one (7) 3. Being somewhat nervous, we add Guy but drop each other one (4) 4. For one of the bends vanadium must be included in nostrum (5) 5. A spell at the wheel may prove to be a hoax (5) 6. Sort of grey way to review it unsparingly (5) 8. One politician is not static, and gets better (8) 10. Going away with one, in California one is authoritative (8)

13. Fight in the ring for what may be square all round (3) 15. Mother gets up with Heath in the country (7) 16. Being like half a pickle, only jelly (5) 17. Unsmiling thing one sees when the boat has passed one (5) 19. Soundly change the table at which priest officiates (5) 21. Little science, but a right to show where one was hurt (4)


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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) You’ve been able to look at things from every angle, with a chance now to start compiling all that experience into a game plan. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Just as Mercury, planet of communication moves into his final 7 days in your relationship sector he gets some special support from lucky Jupiter today. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) A smart head for work matters allows you to spot the second chances the door is now open to on the work front. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) There is an opportunity for better personal and relationship balance and authenticity. It’s all about giving your heart a voice today. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) With a bit of work tension in the air and home and family matters needing your attention, having the communication lines open is essential. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) With the door open to second chances on the friendship, social and networking fronts, there is a chance for a do over or to make up for lost time. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) At the very time that you’re likely to be dealing with work/life balance issues, there is a chance today to turn this into an advantage. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) The more you can see your new solar year as a journey of discovery the better, keeping your game plan as flexible as possible. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) It is important to move forward with your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground, realising that it’s time to pick your battles wisely. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Look deeper into the process that is already underway to update your professional priorities, as you start to sense big opportunities developing. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) A partnership between Jupiter in your work sector and Mercury in your career sector allows you to put your work and career objectives on the same page. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Explore your professional options and keep your eyes open, but also embrace a sense of adventure and follow your heart while you can.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS






LILL, Dorothy Joan – On November 26, 2013 at Coldstream Hospital, Ashburton, aged 88. Married to Brian for 64 years. Loved mother of Ian and Chris, Ross and Barbara, Susan, Bransby and Thecla, and Irene. Special grandma to Rachel, and Becky (deceased); Thomas, Marianne, Clara, John, and Frances; Guy, Emma, and Peach Jackson; Joseph, David, Adam, and Ryan; Sarah, Tom, and Matt Perkins, and great grandma to her 12 great grandchildren. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Thank you to Coldstream staff and Dr Lues for their care. Donations to the Ashburton Hearing Association would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Oxford Street, Ashburton on FRIDAY, November 29, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation.





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DEAN, Marae Judy – 15-08-61 - 25-11-13. (Result of an accident). Loving daughter of Thomas and Terepai Dean (deceased). Office and Chapel Partner of Teariki Akaroa. Corner East & Cox Mother of Diana and C J, Penrose and Nathan, Streets, Ashburton Ebelyza, Ronnie, and P J Webb. Loving Grandma to Kaylah, Lucian, Sedayjah, FUNERAL Phoenix, Jaslene, Leikyn, and Zayden. Loving sister of FURNISHERS Ebenezera, Urarii, Alice, MASTER Erena, (deceased) Terepaii MONUMENTAL MASON and Tapini. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. E.B. CARTER LTD She was always there to For all your memorial lend a helping hand to requirements anyone who needed it. New headstones and designs Beautiful smile and Renovations, a heart of gold. Additional inscriptions, A service to celebrate Cleaning and Concrete work Marae’s life will be held at St Paterson’s Funeral Services Carried out by qualified FDANZ Ashburton James Presbyterian Church, tradesmen. Thomson Street, Tinwald on 620 East Street Ashburton SUNDAY, December 1, Ph/Fax 308 5369 commencing at 5.00pm. or 0274 357 974 LILL, Dorothy Joan – Paterson’s Funeral Services On November 26, 2013 NZMMMA Member FDANZ Ashburton at Coldstream Hospital, Ashburton. Dearly loved Please note all late death daughter of the late Jack and Celebrate and notices or notices sent out- Annie Parsons. Sister and side ordinary office hours honour your sister in law of Marie and must be emailed to: Burson Nuttall, Nell and loved ones Norman Davison (all to ensure publication. deceased), Janet Moore and During office hours notices the late Duncan Smith, the late Mervyn Moore, Margaret may also be sent to: (deceased) and Raymond Chalmers, Mabel and the late Any queries Les Moore, and the late please contact Gordon and Joan Lill. Special 190 East St, Ashburton 0800 Aunty Dot to all her nieces Ph 308 8945 ASHBURTON and nephews. (0800-274-287).









Midnight Tonight



9: 10 – 5: 30 AM


Data provided by NIWA


NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains




60 plus

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Northwesterlies spread over the country tomorrow, ahead of a front moving onto the south of the South Island in the evening. The front moves over most of New Zealand during Saturday, clearing Northland early Sunday, followed by a southwest flow. A high spreads over New Zealand from the Tasman Sea on Monday.


overnight max low


few showers

Rain north of Christchurch. Patchy drizzle further south clearing during the morning but remaining cloudy. Northeast winds ease and tend southerly in the north during the morning.

Mostly cloudy. Rain north of the Waimakariri river. Patchy drizzle in the south clearing during the morning, and isolated afternoon and evening showers developing, possibly heavy. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.














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few showers


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mainly fine

Becoming fine during the morning with northeasterlies developing, turning strong gusty northwest in the evening.


SATURDAY A few showers, with snow lowering to 1000 metres. Westerlies, gale about the tops.


Showers with cold southerlies.



Scattered showers, with snow above 1000 metres. Southerlies.

Becoming fine. Northeasterlies developing.

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

FZL: 3000m

Fine, then rain spreading north about the divide during the afternoon and evening, reaching the foothills at night. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to gale gusting 110 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to severe gale 120 km/h.

Fine spells, but scattered showers developing from afternoon. Northwesterlies dying away.

World Weather

FZL: 2600m

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Rise 5:47 am Set 8:55 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 2:39 am Set 3:22 pm

New moon

3 Dec

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Rise 5:47 am Set 8:56 pm


Rise 5:46 am Set 8:57 pm

Bad fishing


Rise 3:09 am Set 4:27 pm

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10 Dec 4:13 am

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Fair fishing

Rise 3:40 am Set 5:35 pm

Full moon

17 Dec 10:30 pm

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 4:00 am, yesterday 219.0 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 9:30 am, yesterday

7.33 nc

Rangitata Klondyke at 11:45 am, yesterday

98.7 nc

Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings




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SATURDAY: Fine spells, afternoon shower. Dying northwesterlies.





TOMORROW: Becoming fine with northeasterlies in the morning.




TODAY: Cloudy, morning drizzle. Easterlies.




Ashburton Forecast

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Map for today

Thursday, November 28, 2013




Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 13.6 13.8 Max to 4pm 8.5 Minimum 8.4 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 4.0 16hr to 4pm November to date 35.0 Avg Nov to date 57 2013 to date 750.8 629 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 19 At 4pm Strongest gust E 28 Time of gust 3:43pm

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Television Thursday, November 28, 2013

6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Coach Trip PGR 0 11:30 Infomercials noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Amy is subdued; Debbie tries to flirt; Paddy is determined. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Robin Williams. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street PGR Anne, Sally, and Frank go for a celebratory drink; Leanne pours her heart out. 0 8:30 F Packed to the Rafters PGR The Rafters begin packing up their family home, but is moving into a small, rental townhouse their only option? 0 9:30 Gavin and Stacey PGR 3 0 10:05 F The Spa PGR 11:05 One News Tonight 0 11:35 Tagata Pasifika 12:40 Crash Investigation Unit 30 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures 0 7:20 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Ultimate Alien 3 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 2 Broke Girls PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Suburgatory PGR 3 0 3:30 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4pm Girl v Boy 3 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 RBT 0 8pm Airline USA – On the Fly It is a day of shouting, laughing, and celebrity sightings; in Chicago, Anita Herbert must pacify an angry family who have to buy a ticket for their toddler. 0 8:30 Embarrassing Bodies AO 0 9:30 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 0 10:35 Nikita AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil PGR 3 A former contestant on America’s Next Top Model deals with a drug addiction. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 Dr Oz discusses controversial new information. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 Julie Andrews chats with Rachael; tips for decorating for the holidays. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show With guests Julianne Hough and comedian Russell Peters. 4:30 Big Brother Australia A magazine style program about what’s been happening in the Big Brother House. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live A daily look at issues touching the lives of New Zealanders. 7:30 The X Factor USA PGR The top nine acts perform in front of the judges and a live audience. 9:30 Project Runway – All Stars PGR The all-star designers design avant-garde creations. 10:25 Nightline

11:35 Neighbours At War PGR 3 0 12:05 Rookie Blue AO 3 0 1am Code – 1 PGR 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:35 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:25 Pretty Little Liars 3 0 4:10 Anderson Live AO 3 5am Infomercials

11:05 CSI AO 3 A disembodied brain is found at the site of a car crash, but it does not belong to any of the victims. 0 12:05 F Medium AO 0 1:05 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 Planet Sheen 3 8:25 Chuggington 3 8:35 Care Bears 3 8:55 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring – Lalaloopsy and Max Steel. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 30 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 0 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR Maya’s efforts for charity are overshadowed by her father’s large cash donation. 0 7:30 American Ninja Warrior 8:30 bro’Town PGR 3 When world famous actor Sam Neill turns up to teach drama at St Sylvester’s, the boys become his biggest fans. 0 9pm South Park AO 3 9:30 Californication AO 3 0 10:40 Life Unexpected PGR 3 11:35 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials



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11pm Rugby League – World Cup (Highlights) Semi-final Two – Australia v Fiji. 11:30 Golf – Australian Open (Highlights) Round One. 12:30 Ice Hockey – NHL (Replay) Detroit Red Wings v Boston Bruins. 2:30 Cricket – HRV Cup (Replay)


6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 7am The Hook And The Cook 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am Bondi Vet 8:30 Home By Novogratz 9am Food Safari 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am American Restoration 11:30 Auto Speed noon Celebrity DIY 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:15 Ray Mears’ Wild Foods 3:30 Home By Novogratz 4pm James And Thom’s Pizza Pilgrimage 4:30 Turkish Delights With Allegra McEvedy. 5pm The Home Show 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm Pawnbrokers 7:30 Return To River Cottage 8:05 Hairy Bikers’ Mum Knows Best 9:30 Cheese Slices 9:55 My Kitchen Christmas Special 10:30 The Strange Calls AO 11pm Pawnbrokers 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British



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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sport Young basketballers head across Tasman


A group of budding Mid Canterbury basketballers will tomorrow head to Australia to compete in the Great Murray River Jamboree. Albury, Australia, is the destination for under 12 basketball players (from left) Danielle McArthur, Isobella Roulston and Loren Hay who will be representing the South Island with Sammy Arnold, Ashlee Strawbridge, Abe O’Donnell and Hayden Davis at the development tournament. However, in a slight twist the team will not be competing together and perhaps be taking on one another as the tournament sees teams randomly mixed as they focus on developing their skills. That could see them joining North Island counterparts, or forming team ties with players from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, among others. Each of the seven Mid Canterbury players were selected on the potential they showed during the season, and will be joining five Christchurch players when they fly out tomorrow and return on Tuesday.

Paget’s B sample positive BY DAVID LEGGAT Irrespective of the outcome of horseman Jock Paget’s hearing over a banned substance found in his horse, there are strong reminders for the New Zealand eventing community. Paget will face an International Equestrian Federation judicial tribunal in Lausanne after the B sample taken from his Badminton and Burghleywinning horse Clifton Promise tested positive to Reserpine, a sedative used to help recovery

from lengthy injuries. Paget was advised on October 14 the A sample from the Burghley test in September had been positive. He now has 21 days to prepare his dossier of evidence explaining how the drug got into the horse’s system. New Zealand has a large number of riders either at the top of the three-day eventing game based in the United Kingdom such as double Olympic champion Mark Todd, world No1 Andrew Nicholson, Caroline Powell, Jonelle Richards and

Clarke Johnstone - or in the upand-coming category. Equestrian Sport New Zealand boss Jim Ellis said yesterday that Paget’s experience was a sobering reminder of the obligations on riders. “That’s a process we’ve been going through with all those riders,” Ellis said. “It’s a salient lesson to all people in the sport. We are strong supporters of Clean Sport (FEI anti-doping programme), the rules are clear around what can and can’t be in horses systems

and it’s difficult with horses, there’s no question about that.” Ellis said it is unlikely the hearing will take place before the latter part of the first quarter of next year, leaving Paget’s ability to earn a living down to private lessons. He was stood down by EQNZ, as per FEI regulations, when the A sample failed. “If there is a silver lining it’s that it is the European off-season, so having missed the final event in France (the Pau fourstar late last month) there isn’t

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any competition until March,” Ellis said. In a statement Paget, part of New Zealand’s bronze medalwinning team at last year’s London Olympics and world No3 at the time of the Burghley win, said he is confident of providing a comprehensive explanation to the FEI. Ellis backs Paget’s positive stance. “We do have real confidence that Jock can present a really plausible and persuasive case to the FEI,” he said. - APNZ

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