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Lot 9 water consent back on the agenda BY SUE NEWMAN


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The future of a water consent on land owned by the Ashburton District Council in the North East Business Park will be back in the public arena next year. What became known as the Lot 9 consent became the centre of a huge wave of public anger earlier this year when the council decided to sell the land it was on to a water bottling company. The deal might have created hundreds of jobs and a new income stream for the district, but public consensus was that the district’s water should not be bottled and sent out of the district for commercial gain.

A protest group Bung the Bore was formed and this became the flag behind which the objectors marched. Opposition to the deal came from around the country and Ashburton’s Lot 9 became a national target for people opposed to the sale of water. Eventually the deal was canned but the council remained under pressure from objectors. They wanted the water consent on the lot cancelled. Councillors, however, decided that call should not be theirs, rather it should be made by the new team of councillors. And at Thursday’s council meeting, chief executive Andrew Dalziel signalled that this decision would be one they will

have to make early in the new year. It would be on the agenda for the February 23 meeting, he said. “The previous council recommended the consent should be retained for the future on Lot 9 but you will have an opportunity to look at this again and you can make your recommendations to me as chief executive to do something.” Dalziel said he had received a request from Bung the Bore founder Jen Branje to speak at the meeting and councillors would have an opportunity to ask her and her team questions about their objections. The discussion at the February 23 meeting will be open to the public.





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Planning under way for festival Double By LiNda CLarke

Planning is well advanced for next year’s Multicultural Bite festival with 20 groups already registered to sell tasty food from their home countries. The festival showcases the many different cultures of the people who now call Mid Canterbury home and is held annually on Waitangi Day. Organiser Louise Duke said the festival would start at 10am next year, to co-incide with the Waitangi on East market that would also run in the town on Febru-

ary 6. Twenty stallholders had already registered and the organisers are looking for more. “We want to encourage European groups too. We have a lot of different ethnicities, Pacific Island and Samoan and Chinese, and we are looking for some Italians who could make pizza or English who could make tea and scones,” she said. The committee is holding a registration night at the Ashburton Learning Centre, opposite St Joseph’s School, where groups can bring a sample of the food they would like to sell. The com-

mittee could advise on suitability and details like serving sizes. The registration evening begins at 6.30pm. Duke said the popular Japanese drummers would be back next year along with the Cuban dancers. The multicultural bite would be opened by Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel. The event is staged on East Street, which will be closed to traffic. Duke said they also hoped to make use of Baring Square. Stallholders compete for the Best Bite rosette, which was awarded last year to a group from

Singapore for their succulent satay beef dish. The team manning the Aotearoa stall took home the award for the costume best representing their culture, and the best stall overall went to the Samoan Catholic group. The festival began in 2010 and attracts least 10,000 people on the day. People wanting to take part in the 2017 Multi Cultural Bite should contact Louise Duke at or on 027 8747100.

the job but not double the pay By Sue NewmaN

Earthquake reduces the govt’s options The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand nearly two weeks ago has knocked a billion-dollar hole in the government’s finances in the short-term and two to three times more beyond that. The cost of the earthquake to the government is “probably a billion just in the next six months or so”, Finance Minister Bill English told TVNZ’s Q&A programme yesterday. He said the “events of the last couple of weeks” had shown why the government had to be flexible when setting its budget. The government is in surplus, prompting speculation of tax cuts, though Prime Minister John Key has been signalling a more targeted approach via a family package. Mr English said two or three weeks ago he had two or three billion dollars’ more room to move during the next three years than he had now. “That’s the money the earthquake’s going to take out of the system.” - NZN



Children out in force at field day Children were out in force yesterday to enjoy the annual Mid and South Canterbury Rural Fire Field Day. Co-ordinating group member Bryan Pitt said a number of vehicles from the 21 total rural

fire forces in the region were on show. The co-ordinating group involved members of the fire forces and Ashburton District Council. Pitt said there were vehicles from Pendarves, Hinds, Ashbur-

ton Rural Fire Force and several others present. Mayor Donna Favel and several councillors were also cooking a barbecue for some 150 children who were out enjoying the fire appliances.

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He won’t quite be double dipping, but wearing two hats around the Ashburton District Council meeting table will see Neil Brown receive a boost to his pay packet. For this council term Brown has the unusual honour of being both deputy mayor and chair of a council committee – finance. And that has created a question over how much he should be paid. Traditionally the deputy mayor and committee chairs have received the same payment for their job. This year that would be $31,728. In recognition of his double workload, however, the council has decided to ask the Remuneration Authority to increase the amount he’s paid to $35,301 for his dual role. The amount paid to elected members of local bodies is based on a mix of district population and elected member workload. This sees Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel receive $102,705 and councillors who do not have committee chairmanship responsibilities, receive $25,215 a year. The Remuneration Authority sets the total amount of money available to the council and can distribute this as it sees fit. There is no requirement for a council to spend the full amount but unused money cannot be used to top up councillors’ base salaries nor can it be carried over into the next year.

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January tagged for discussions BY SUE NEWMAN


It might be almost two months away, but anyone with an interest in where Ashburton’s new civic centre and library will be built should put a ring around January 26 on their calendar. This day has been tagged by the Ashburton District Council for a

workshop where an Opus report on options, costs and a possible way forward for the project will be discussed. In an unusual move, but because of the high level of public interest, the council is making the workshop open to the public. Last year the council commissioned Opus Architecture to pre-

pare a document that looked at a range of site options for a new civic centre and library. The council prepared a list of possible site options and put these out for public consultation. A report was prepared Opus, narrowing the sites down to just four, with several options for some of those.

This document then went out for another round of consultation. In the mix were the Balmoral Hall site, Eastfield in central Ashburton, the Baring Square church and county building site and the existing civic centre site. A summary of community comments and site recommendations has been delivered to the council

but this won’t be discussed until the January 26 workshop. Ashburton councillors have yet to see the document but once it is workshopped, chief executive Andrew Dalziel said he wants to move with urgency to have decisions made and this could be done at a special council meeting in February.


Attendance via Skype? Longbeach Challenge possibly biggest ever BY COLIN ENGELBRECHT COLIN.E@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ



Physical attendance at meetings could be an option in the future for Ashburton’s district councillors. As they review their standing orders at the start of the new council term, they could decide to step into the world where technology is harnessed to allow them to participate remotely in a meeting, says council chief executive Andrew Dalziel. The previous team of councillors decided they were not comfortable holding meetings where not all participants were physically present but with the newly elected council having seven new faces around the table, the attitude to remote attendance may have changed, he said. When councillors discussed the option of meeting attendance via Skype in 2013 they decided that while the option might have uses in areas such as Southland and Mackenzie where some councillors had to travel significant distances to meetings, it was as relevant for Ashburton. The decided to put the option aside and watch how it was taken up in other parts of the country. Councillors could also consider the option of live streaming council meetings.

Cyclists head off on the 35km bike ride during Sunday’s ATS Longbeach Challenge. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0326

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The 10th ATS Longbeach Challenge may also be the biggest year since the event began. Angela Cushnie, who is a member of the committee behind organising the event, said they had huge numbers this year. “Everything is running smoothly. “We knew it was going to be big this year but it’s all come together so well,” she said. She said it was good to see a whole range of people competing, from elderly competitors to toddlers and babies in buggies. The finishing medals were also proving to be very popular with race participants. Cushnie said everyone who finished the race was given one and the medals were a special one-off for the 10-year anniversary of the event. “Of course a big shout out to our sponsors and volunteers for making the event possible,” she said. Some of the sponsors have been with the Longbeach Challenge since it began. All proceeds from the event are put into providing equipment for schools in the Longbeach area. Half marathon winner Stephen Blackwell said he was feeling good after his win but the wind proved to be a challenge. The runner finished the event with a time of 1:14.42.

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Skipper among seven dead The skipper of a boat that capsized in the Kaipara Harbour is among the seven killed in the incident. Search teams battled waves up to four metres as they rescued three people and recovered five bodies from the harbour, north of Auckland, on Saturday night after a charter boat carrying 11 people got into trouble while trying to cross the bar. Yesterday morning police said the bodies of two more men had been found overnight. One was found on the shoreline at 1am, north of Muriwai Beach, while the second was found an hour later near Woodhill Forest. Police say the bodies are being formally identified and the next

of kin are being contacted, while they continue to search for one person still missing. They have confirmed the boat involved was the Francie, a 12-metre steel launch used for fishing charters. Kaipara Cruising Club committee member Mark Tuuta said the vessel’s captain, Bill McNatty, was among the dead. “We’re all gutted,” he said. “He was up there with one of the best. He just made a mistake.” He said members had been arriving at the club to pay their respects throughout the morning, and Mr McNatty’s daughter, 23-year-old Kathleen-Jane Hotere had also visited. “She was just distraught. She

was very close to her father.” Francie Charters says on its Facebook page it’s one of only a handful of charter boat operators on the harbour. Of the three people found alive on Saturday, two have now been discharged from North Shore Hospital, while the third remains in a stable condition. Two investigators from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission were expected at the scene yesterday. Police, the Coastguard, St John Ambulance, Surf Life Saving staff, rescue helicopters and a fixedwing plane conducted an extensive search on Saturday after the boat was reported overdue at 3.30pm.

Body under bookcase A Lower Hutt man’s body has been found decomposing under a bookshelf after his family went to check on him following last week’s earthquake, according to reports. The body of 49-year-old James Loo was found on Hutt Road on Thursday night by a concerned relative, Fairfax reports. An unnamed source said it was possible Mr Loo had died some time ago. - NZN

The Coastguard said the the boat had tried to cross the Kaipara Bar at about 2pm, but failed to report in afterwards. Coastguard rescue vessel skipper Iain Guilford described conditions as “trying with huge standing waves in excess of four metres”. According to the MetService, there were one-metre swells and wind gusts of up to 50km/h in the harbour in the afternoon. The air search was put on hold in the evening due to poor weather conditions, while shoreline searches around South Head and Te Oneone Rangatira Beach continued overnight. - NZN

Seven hurt in crash Seven people have been hurt, three seriously, in the collision of a van and car in the Hawke’s Bay. Emergency services were called to the crash on Waimarama Road, outside of Havelock North, after 7pm on Saturday. A police spokeswoman said four people were taken to hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries, while a helicopter was called for the three seriously hurt – including a man in his 20s who had to be cut from one of the vehicles. - NZN


Govt funds for hut

Wakanui students learn life-saving skills

The Government has made a lastminute donation to help preserve Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctica hut. Hillary’s hut, or the TransAntarctic Expedition Hut, was the first building constructed at New Zealand’s Scott Base in 1957 and was used as a springboard for Sir Ed in the first-ever trip overland to the South Pole by motor vehicle. Since last year, it has been the subject of fundraising efforts – including a 2000-kilometre cross-country tractor journey – by the Antarctic Heritage Trust, which hoped to raise $1 million to restore, preserve and maintain the structure. But with only $784,000 raised and the hut’s 60th anniversary only eight weeks away, the Government has stepped in with a $180,000 donation to cover the shortfall and allow for urgent work. - NZME

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Wakanui School students learned how to deal with injuries from broken bones to bee stings last week after a visit from St John. The students learnt life-saving skills and were given a boost in confidence when reacting to an emergency. St John Mid Canterbury community educator Shayne Cockburn said the skills students learnt could be the difference between life and death. It was particularly important because schools hold their camps at this time of year. As part of the ASB St John in Schools programme, St John travel to schools, teach students techniques to deal with emergencies and give Year 5 and 6 students a first aid kit to take home. The first aid kit contains everything from plasters for cuts and scrapes to bandages for the more serious injuries. Wakanui School Year 5 and 6 teacher Dylan Stoddart said his class had camp in a couple of weeks and in some scenarios the students may be the first responders. “It’s important for the students to know what to think and do in those situations,” he said.

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Another opening . . . another show By Sue NewmaN

For decades three women have been stalwarts of musical shows around the Ashburton District and while they’re still involved with Ashburton’s Variety Theatre, the trio also turn their talents to fundraising. Each year they’ve written a show that pulls together some of the district’s best entertainers and each year those shows have earned the Ashburton Trust Event Centre valuable income. Susan Spenser, Jenny Beach and pianist Penny Wilson say they’re happy to assume the informal job of helping event centre manager Roger Farr keep on top of the facility’s maintenance; it’s their pay back for the years of enjoyment they’ve had on stage in both the centre and its predecessor the Regent Theatre. And this year they’ve come up with a new take on their tried, tested and highly successful formula that mixes songs, movement and sing-a-longs in their latest production More Magic Moments. The show covers a wide spectrum of musical styles and genre and for the first time involves a

hefty dose of humour. There’s a cast of 17 aged from late 30s to an 82-year-old involved on stage and a nine piece band led by 86-year-old Alan McQuarters. “Those guys are pretty amazing. None of them read music. You just give them a song and a key and away they go,” Spenser said. Many of those on stage are singers who love to perform but who don’t want to go through the audition process that’s involved in being part of the cast of a major show, she said. “They just want to get up there and sing.” Everyone does a bit of everything but the production team capitalises on the talents of their best vocalists for solo spots. The show is also about audience participation with several sing along numbers and with the words displayed on screen there is no excuse for not taking part, Beach said. “This is a great, old style variety show, it’s non-stop, no long pauses.” More Magic Moments will be on stage in the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on December 18 at 2pm and 7pm.

Ashburton entertainers (from left) Jenny Beach, Susan Spenser and Penny Wilson in rehearsal for their show, More Magic Moments, that will boost the bank balance in the Ashburton Trust Event Centre’s maintenance account. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 231116-SN-1

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Meagan happy in the swimming pool BY NOAH GRAHAM


There are two things Meagan Binnie loves – netball and swimming. The Ashburton Netherby School student is usually found with either a pair of goggles strapped to her head or a netball grasped firmly in her hands. At 11 years old Meagan has won three Canterbury under 12 titles for her swimming efforts in breaststroke, backstroke and individual medley. Meagan loves to be in the pool competing. She loves the challenge and the opportunity to meet new people. “I like it because I meet nice people. You get to hang out with friends.” Most of Meagan’s evenings involve being submerged in water as she spends five to six hours a week improving her swimming

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technique to get just that bit faster. Meagan looks to her friends and family for inspiration but there is one who will be a cut above the rest – Sophie Pascoe. The nine-time gold winning Paralympian is Meagan’s idol, the swimming technique she tries to emulate every time she enters the pool. She thinks Pascoe is brilliant. Meagan has proved she is no slouch on terra firma along with her aquatic abilities. As centre for the school’s netball team, Meagan realises the

importance which comes with her role. It may not come with the glory of scoring goals but it is still a vitally important position which aids her team, Meagan said. She enjoys acting as the relay for her team-mates and creating opportunities to help them score. Meagan enjoys responsibility in and out of school and is determined to rise to any challenge. Meagan has one very impressive goal, to follow in the footsteps of Sophie Pascoe and one day represent New Zealand in the Olympics.


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Everyone has their favourite song, but that does not mean they can sing it. Such is the reality faced everyday by people in the karaoke business; not that they mind. “We don’t really laugh at anybody, we laugh with them,” says Methven karaoke queen Linda Young. Young is the face behind LJ’s Karaoke, which she runs in partnership with husband Glenn at the Brown Pub in Methven each Friday night, and the Ashburton RSA once a month on a Saturday night. She says karaoke is all about having fun, people getting into the music, and giving the good singers a chance to shine, while making sure the not-so-good still get audience support. After all, it’s about having a fun night and sharing in the joy of music. “We have had some cracker nights, that it’s been absolutely packed,” says Young of the nights at the Brown Pub, which she has been holding since arriving in Methven in 2009. Young is herself a singer, having first developed her passion throughout her schooling years in Timaru, through school choirs and annual productions. She joined a playgroup and the South Canterbury Drama League and performed a range of main

acting and singing roles a variety of musicals including My Fair Lady and Les Miserables. After moving to Methven she became a Methven Theatre Company regular. Among roles was lead Angel Delight in the successful Stiff. She directed the theatre company’s production of Jungle Fever, stepping in as a cast member when it came to singing the classic The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Most recently she switched genders for the main role of Dipper in Calamity Dame, and not only enjoyed the chance of solo singing once again, but also an opportunity to make people laugh as she played the hapless hillbilly. Karaoke gives the opportunity for Young to enjoy music even when she is not performing. Songs which are crowd favourites include Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing, Meghan Trainor’s No, and Shania Twain’s Man, I Feel Like a Woman. “Even the guys get up to sing that,” Young said of the latter song.

Linda Young as Dipper in the Methven Theatre Company’s recent production of Calamity Dame. PHOTO AMANDA KONYN

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November 27 – Merry Little Christmas Market at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. To November 29 - Cash and Carry Exhibition at Short Street Studio. December 3 - Ashburton Borough School Christmas Fete, Winter Street, from 1.30pm– 4pm. Home baking, popcorn candyfloss, plant stall, crafts and lots more. The school choir and kapa haka will be performing. Entry is a gold coin donation. December 3 - Inverted Fitness pole fitness studio production, 7.30pm. To December 11 - Ashburton Society of Arts Spring into Christmas exhibition at Short Street Studio, each Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, and when sign is out on weekdays. December 10 – Ashburton Art Gallery exhibition opens, Nigel Brown, I am/We are. December 11 - Floor talk by artist Nigel Brown at the Ashburton Art Gallery, 2pm. December 11 - The Marvellous Mayfield Christmas Market, Mayfield Memorial Hall, on Sunday, December 11 from 10am–3pm. December 16 - Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas Concerts, musical director Kathy McKimmie. St Stephens Church Ashburton midday and 5pm. Admission $5 at the door. January 5 – Methven Summer School begins. January 16 – Big Little Theatre Company Summer Theatre School begins. January 16 – Ashburton Society of Arts summer art classes begin. To February 19 - Yours and Ours exhibition, recent additions to the Ashburton Art Gallery collection.

Singing has been a lifelong passion for Linda Young, and has led into a career in karaoke. PHOTO AMANDA KONYN



Dream job for former Rotorua student Growing up with a “hypo and mischievous” personality made it hard for Murupara-bred Fabian Anderson to find a place where he fit in. Now, half way across the world, the ex-Rotorua Boys’ High School student has used his unique persona to land himself an internship on one of the most popular talk shows in the world – Ellen, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. “Growing up I had trouble knowing where my hypo and mischievous personality would fit best within an industry. High school was the point when I discovered that my mouth would suit being a talk show host so that


became my dream,” the 21-yearold told the Rotorua Daily Post. After finishing high school in 2014, Mr Anderson moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. He said the decision to apply for the Ellen internship came after realising all his friends were applying. “I learnt here in America it’s the modern thing to do for students to apply for internships. I felt like I needed to follow the norm and apply for an internship along with my college friends. I’m a fan of Ellen so I thought go big or go home.” He said he was one of thou-

sands of applicants so when he was picked he was both happy and nervous. “I think it still hasn’t hit me that I have it so hopefully it’s going to hit me so I go through the high and low emotion before I start in January. “Initially I only told a select few important people and they couldn’t have been more proud. Now the news is out they are getting stopped on the street with congratulations.” He said much of his success could be attributed to his late nan Ora Anderson. “She was there for me my whole life when my parents couldn’t be.

I wasn’t naughty but I was mischievous and she was the only one that understood me. She was my biggest fan. She was like my mum and I wouldn’t exchange anything for those memories.” He said the Ellen studio ran a “tight ship” when it came to releasing information about what he would be doing. “They did mention that my personality will be good use in some of the skits they re-shoot like music videos and movie trailers but nothing is assigned and won’t be until the week before I start. I could be doing the lowest of low jobs for all I know. But I’ll still happy with what I get.” - NZME

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Rachael Redmond is very happy to clock in at the finish of the Longbeach Challenge yesterday. PHOTO MONIQUE DEVEREUX

Riders taking part in the 35km race head to the starting line during Sunday’s ATS Longbeach Challenge. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 271116-JA-0332

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Left - The Washington steam train is enjoyed by members of the public during yesterday’s Tinwald Christmas Festival at the Plains Museum. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 271116-JA-0347

Half Marathon first place winner Stephen Blackwell takes a well-deserved break after his 1:14.42 time win during the ATS Longbeach Challenge yesterday. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0337

Left - Liam Greer stands in in the Washington steam train at the Plains Museum during yesterday’s Tinwald Christmas Festival. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0349

Right - Pearl Arrowsmith sings Frozen as part of J Glassey Music Tuition performance at the Tinwald Christmas Festival yesterday. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0355

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Do you know your neighbours? James Ford



s we all come to terms with the latest earthquakes that rattled our towns and cities, as well as our nerves, we can now reflect on our initial reaction to them. While many are still feeling the effects, the most important words we hope to hear when contacting loved ones is that they’re unharmed and safe. I’m sure, like me, the majority of those in the South Island and lower North Island received concerned calls from friends and family across New Zealand and overseas. Times of distress and need tend to bring out sincerity and a willingness to help others in less fortunate positions. Our innate urge to check on those we love and care about is the reason why one story, in particular, struck a chord with me this week. Following the shakes, a decomposing body was discovered in a Lower Hutt house with a bookcase lying on top of it. The body of James Loo was found by a relative last Thursday. It is likely that Mr Loo had been dead for some time, the level of decomposition suggested the 49-year-old may have died weeks, or even months ago. Mr Loo was described by relatives as a recluse. Many attempts by his family to reconnect had failed. But, none the less, it was the recent shakes that prompted relatives to check on him. It begs the question, not just concerning Mr Loo, but rather how long it would take for those that don’t have local friends or family to be checked upon. It is ironic that in our grand age of communication, we are now, seemingly, less inclined to speak to those that live within metres of us. It’s a going trend and one that I can, sadly, admit to being part of. I don’t know my neighbours, in truth, I don’t even know their names. I feel if we assess ourselves honestly, most young people would be in the same position. The world is more transient than ever, which naturally affects the closeness of any community. But one thing we should bear in mind in our busy lives is those that aren’t as lucky as us. Those that, often due to no fault of their own, have become ostracised. It takes only a moment and little effort, but could mean so much.


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A seious case of deja vu. Kaikoura and Marlborough are now faced with what Christchurch and Canterbury went through in 2010-2011.

The worst of times bring out the best in us O

ur hearts and minds remain with those in Kaikoura, North Canterbury and South Marlborough affected by the November 14 earthquake. For those of us who experienced the September 2010 Greendale earthquake, it has brought back many memories of the frightening nature of these events but also of the strength of the human spirit and the resilience of our communities. The people of Kaikoura and surrounding areas rallied around to help care for locals and stranded visitors alike and the local marae played an important role in helping house and feed displaced people in those first few days after the event. The Government’s first priority was to ensure people in the worst affected areas received the immediate support and emergency supplies they needed and that people that needed to get out were evacuated. The New Zealand Defence

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Force stepped up and enabled this to occur efficiently and without drama. The comments from those evacuated were overwhelmingly positive and appreciative of the help and support that they had received. The damage is extensive but New Zealand is well placed to respond, and we are well-practised. We have been presented with yet another challenge but, as we have done previously, we will rise to that challenge and we will rebuild. The message from the Government to those communities is that the rest of New Zealand is

We have been presented with yet another challenge but, as we have done previously, we will rise to that challenge and we will rebuild

standing alongside you to provide whatever support you need in the coming weeks and months. In terms of immediate financial support the Government acted quickly, announcing a $7.5 million wage subsidy package as an initial step to help businesses in the affected areas of Kaikoura, Cheviot, Waiau, Rotherham, Mount Lyford, and Ward. The subsidy is modelled on previous support packages for small businesses after the Christchurch earthquakes. It is

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designed to give employers who experience a sudden big and sustained drop in revenue the confidence to retain their permanent staff while we all get more certainty on the future of the district’s key industries like tourism, hospitality and fisheries. The Government has also announced a $5 million support package to help the primary sector in the region, including funding to help with repair of non-insurable assets such as bridges and water infrastructure

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and to mobilise skilled workers to help with farm recovery work. An immediate advance payment of $1 million will support the Kaikoura District Council to cover the immediate costs of feeding and sheltering people. The financial cost of the quakes will be significant but we will bear that. We have a strong, growing economy, our books are in order and our debt levels low, so we have the financial capacity to fix our broken infrastructure and to support our affected businesses and communities. We have been here before and we have overcome those challenges. We are stronger as a result, and we will do the same this time. As a country, we are known for our resilience, our generosity, our commitment, and our willingness to pick ourselves up and carry on even in the most trying of times, and that is what we must do.

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Cuba in mourning Havana World leaders as well as Cubans at home and abroad have reacted with sadness and celebration to the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Castro, who ruled Cuba for 47 years and saw 10 United States presidents come and go before stepping down in 2006, was to be cremated at the weekend, followed by nine days of national mourning. Castro’s death late on Friday at the age of 90 was announced on state television by his brother and successor as president, Raul Castro, just before midnight. When the news was made public, restaurants started to close their doors and Cubans rushed home to share the historic moment with their loved ones. “Fidel is part of our lives. I am as old as the revolution and, although everyone dies at some point we never thought his day might come,” saleswoman Yanela said. On Havana’s iconic seaside esplanade, the Malecon, children played baseball as they do every Saturday. However, all entertainment was cancelled until the end of the official mourning period and flags in public buildings were at half-mast. His funeral will take place on December 4 in Cuba’s second city of Santiago. Supporters say Castro gave Cuba back to the people by overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and establishing a communist state. “We will mourn him for 100 years,” hospital worker Digna Maritza, 55, said. “For me Fidel means everything. He made a revolution for the poor, it is because of him that we, the poor, have everything,” said her friend Marvelys, 42. His many detractors, however, say he violently suppressed dissent among his own people during a rule marked by the United States’ disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, which brought the world closer than ever to nuclear warfare. “We know that this moment fills Cubans ... with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation,” US President Barack Obama said. Obama added that his government had “worked hard” on a rapprochement with Cuba, and that Cubans now looking to the future “have a friend and partner in the United States of America”. Obama’s successor Donald Trump said in contrast that Castro’s legacy “is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffer-

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Aretha’s lengthy anthem Aretha Franklin’s lengthy version of the Star Spangled Banner ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings NFL match may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself. Franklin’s anthem clocked in at fourminutes, 35 seconds last week. That’s compared to about two-minutes, 20 seconds for Whitney Houston’s iconic rendition of the song ahead of the Super Bowl in 1991. Franklin quickly started trending on social media. One Twitter user joked that there was enough time to cook a turkey, eat and do the dishes during the performance. Others opined that the 74-year-old “Queen of Soul” had earned the right to sing the anthem for as long as she wanted. - AP Former teacher Adis Tamayo reads the Juventud Rebelde newspaper with the latest news on the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, on a street in Havana, Cuba. PHOTO AP ing, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.” Trump had called during the presidential race for a rolling back of warming US relations unless Havana moves to end political repression. “While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve,” Trump said. Pope Francis – credited with contributing to the thaw in relations between Cuba and the US – offered his condolences to President Raul Castro, his family and the people of “beloved Cuba”. In Miami, which has the largest Cuban exile community in the US, hundreds of people took to the streets to celebrate Castro’s death. Left-wing Latin American leaders paid tribute, with Bolivian President Evo Morales vowing never to forget Castro’s “resistance to the imperialist model and the capitalist model”.

According to his official biography, Castro was born in Biran in eastern Cuba on August 13, 1926. As a young lawyer, he took up the fight against the Batista regime. After several years in exile, he landed in Cuba with a small army of guerillas in 1956. A talented military tactician, Castro and his fellow revolutionaries managed to overthrow the Batista regime to widespread popular support in 1959. Two years later, Castro declared his revolution to have been Marxist in nature and aligned his country with the Soviet Union. This – as well as an agricultural reform and nationalisation programme – put him on a collision course with Washington, which imposed a trade embargo that would last decades. Castro bowed out of frontline politics in July 2006 for health reasons, handing the reins of power over to his brother Raul, initially only provisionally and then on a permanent basis. Castro’s subsequent health had been a closely guarded secret in Cuba. There have been no details released on the cause of death. - DPA

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Long-distance first lady It will be one of many unusual things about a Donald Trump administration: a long-distance first lady. Trump will move into the White House after the January 20 inauguration. Breaking with tradition, Melania Trump and 10-year-old son Barron plan to remain in New York City at least until the end of the school year. - AP


Asthma storm death toll now six A sixth person has died almost a week after Melbourne was hit by an unprecedented thunderstorm asthma outbreak. The patient, who’d been in a critical condition, died in an Eastern Health hospital on Saturday night as a result of thunderstorm asthma causing other “medical complications”, a hospital spokeswoman said. “There have now been six deaths that may have occurred as a result of conditions relating to the thunderstorm asthma events on Monday,” the health department said in a statement yesterday. Five patients remain in intensive care in Melbourne hospitals. Three are in a critical condition.

A further 12 are in hospital battling a variety of respiratory and related conditions. The news of the sixth death came as Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced a $500 million funding boost for the state’s ambulance services. The package – which the government says is in addition to $144 million provided in the 2016/17 budget – will result in 450 new paramedics being employed over three years. Labor also plans to establish six new “super response centres” across Melbourne to meet a growing demand driven by population growth. “We know that in an emergency every

second counts,” Ms Hennessy said in a statement yesterday. “That’s why we’re giving our paramedics the new resources they need, where they are needed most.” Monday’s asthma storm overwhelmed emergency services and hospitals. Paramedics dealt with an unprecedented 1900 emergency calls in five hours on Monday evening as the phenomenon swept the state. At one point there were 140 code one cases occurring at the same time. Melbourne hospitals across Monday and Tuesday treated more than 8500 patients. - AAP

Dev Patel

Patel mesmerised by Lion Dev Patel knows how special a film like Lion is. He’s been waiting nearly eight years, since his breakout in Slumdog Millionaire, for a role as substantive and soulful as Saroo Brierley, an Indian man who was lost as a 5-year-old, adopted and raised by Australian parents, and who, 25 years later, used Google Earth to retrace his steps to his hometown and his birthmother, not knowing the name of either. “I read an article about it somewhere, I’m not quite sure where, and I was completely mesmerised,” Patel said. It’s why the 26-year-old pursued the part so aggressively, showing up at screenwriter Luke Davies’ doorstep before the script was even finished, and, after winning the part, taking a full eight months to prepare. - AP


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Aust IS recruiter alive Australia’s most wanted terrorist Neil Prakash could face justice on home soil after being arrested in Turkey. The former Melbourne man is reportedly alive and under arrest by Turkish authorities despite reports he was killed six months ago in northern Iraq. Prakash, who is linked to several failed Australian terror plots to kill innocent people, was only injured, not killed in Mosul on April 29, as previously announced, The New York Times reports.

A spokesperson for Justice Minister Michael Keenan on Saturday said the man, believed to be Prakash, is now subject to a formal extradition request from Australia. “An individual we believe to be Neil Prakash has been arrested and detained in Turkey,” she said in a statement. “The arrest of the person we believe is Prakash is the result of close collaboration between Australian and Turkish authorities.” Jacinta Carroll, director of the Counter Terrorism Policy Centre at the Australian Strate-

gic Policy Institute, believes it likely Australia will be given priority to prosecute the militant, given his influence and links to attacks here. Prakash was linked to a failed Melbourne plot to behead a police officer on Anzac Day last year and to Numan Haider, an 18-yearold who was killed after stabbing two police officers in Melbourne in 2014. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in May named Prakash the most senior Australian operative in IS. - AAP

Therapist freed A German therapist who had been held hostage for nearly two days by a patient was freed after talking her captor into giving himself up. Police in the eastern German city of Weimar say the 50-year-old was taken hostage last week by the man who forced her to drive around the area near Weimar. The two later travelled by foot and into a nearby forest as police began a search using helicopters and sniffer dogs. According to reports, the therapist had suffered violence during her ordeal, but police did not provide details. She alerted police after she convinced the man, a violent offender with a criminal record, to give himself up. - DPA


Hounded by dogs

Fire destroys medieval German town hall

Around 1500 German posties are bitten by dogs each year and Deutsche Post is looking to technology to help alleviate the problem. Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel says the company’s 100,000 posties are trained in dealing with dogs, but that many still have to take time off work for injuries inflicted by attacking canines. “Aggressive dogs should be brought inside when letter carriers are doing their rounds,” Appel said. He said Deutsche Post was investigating the possibility of using drones for the delivery of some mail and packages. - DPA

The greater part of a historical German town hall has been destroyed by a large fire, as authorities continue efforts to completely extinguish the blaze. According to police, 15-metreshigh flames were shooting out from the roof of the more than 600-yearold building in the Bavarian town of Straubing, about 60 kilometres from the Czech border. Firefighting teams were able to keep the flames from spreading to neighbouring buildings, including shops and a newly opened Christmas market, but the fire continued inside the building. “Certainly not the entire building has been affected, but the historical part in any case has,” Straubing Mayor Markus Pannermayr said. He added that the Gothic building, initially completed in 1382 as a trading house, would be rebuilt, but “we have to now see first if we have the situation under control, that there are no injuries. That is the most important thing.” No injuries have yet been reported, and there were no initial indications as to how the fire started. - DPA

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The town hall of Straubing in southern Germany has been destroyed by fire.



Prince Harry answers the tough questions Prince Harry has spoken openly about the privileges and the “huge responsibility” of being a senior member of the royal family after being quizzed by a group of St Lucian youngsters. In the question and answer session with the young people in the Caribbean country, many of them wanted to know the prince’s thoughts on environmental issues but one youngster raised a more personal query – “what does it feel like to be a prince?” Harry told the teenagers he will spend his entire life earning the respect of society for the privilege his position and status as a grandson of the monarch affords him. But, as ever with Harry, there was a lighter tone when he met the group in the grounds of Pigeon Island National Park and he told them: “Firstly I don’t have a crown or a cape, sorry about that”, and he went on to say that he did not live in a castle. The prince spoke to the young people after

he had officially unveiled a plaque designating the Castries Water Works Reserve and surrounding rainforest as St Lucia’s contribution to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project. With his hands on his hips Harry told the teenage girl who had asked what it felt like to be a prince, and a large group of her schoolmates: “As a prince you’re born at birth with a natural platform to be able to try and make a difference, which a lot of people have to spend years and years getting to that point. “So from that perspective I’m very lucky to have a platform to be able to try and make change in the causes that mean a lot to me but also to you guys.” Harry went on to say: “Being born with a lot of privilege comes with a lot of responsibility. But I like to think I’m going to have to spend the rest of my life earning the respect for that privilege, and trying to make a difference for the rest of my life.” - PA

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A four-week-old monkey which has been stolen from a NSW zoo could die if it’s not reunited with its distressed mother soon. Symbio Wildlife Park on the NSW south coast posted on Facebook yesterday pleading for people to share information to help track down the baby monkey which was stolen, along with two other monkeys, on Friday night. “We are still appealing for your help to spread the word,” the post said. “Our primary concerns are for our four-week-old baby who has been separated from mum for 36 hours now, so time is crucial to get this little one reunited with mum to enable him/her to feed.” A zookeeper told police its twin, who was left at the zoo, could also die because the mother was too stressed to feed it. - AAP

Taxi driver honoured The Brisbane taxi driver who rescued passengers during a fatal attack on a bus driver has been given an award for his bravery. Aguek Nyok kicked in the back door of the bus to help passengers escape the blaze that claimed the life of 29-year-old bus driver Manmeet Alisher, also known as Manmeet Sharma. He was handed the Taxi Hero Award for his courageous actions at Moorooka on Brisbane’s southside last month. The father-of-four said he didn’t stop to think of his own safety before rushing to save 11 people trapped inside the burning vehicle. “I never had even a single moment to think ‘do I do it or not’. The only thing on my mind was just do it and get these people out,” he added. “I never thought of myself or what might happen.” Mr Nyok, 31, said he has had an emotional meeting with one of the survivors. - AAP

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he tourists who pour into Bali pose a conundrum for Indonesia. The government wants them to keep coming, but would like them to explore more of this diverse and beautiful nation. Bali is only one of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. The island is packed with four million people, and attracts about the same number of overseas visitors every year. Kuta, Legian and Seminyak have become a seamless metropolis, jammed with motor bikes, cars, “taksis”, buses, pushbikes and pedestrians. Often the pedestrians move fastest. I am visiting Bali for the first time in 36 years, and the change is a shock. In 1980 we stayed in primitive losmens and dodged packs of wild yellow dogs. We soaked up the sun, bought sarongs, had massages on the beach, and gorged on cheap satays and nasi goreng. Fast forward to 2016. The Balinese are as charming as ever, and the food and shopping are good (though not as cheap). Most of the beaches are reserved for beach clubs and hotels. Few people go into the sea, but the swimming pools are huge, and the cocktails inviting. Wild tourists have taken the place of wild dogs. You can’t say Bali is spoilt, because people clearly have a ball there. But it’s not the same as it was. So perhaps it’s time to glimpse Indonesia’s myriad other attractions. Just west of Bali is Java, home to more than half of Indonesia’s total population. Jakarta, the busy, buzzy national capital, is on Java. So is the cultural centre of Yogyakarta, and its ancient temples of Borabudur and Prambanan. Less well known, and even closer to Bali, is the province of Banyuwangi. Banyu-where? Banyuwangi is in Java’s far east - the bit closest to Bali. (Much of what’s on sale in Bali comes from Banyuwangi). Ferries run constantly between Banuwangi’s Katapang port and Gilimanuk in

Ijen volcano is both a natural wonder and a workplace. The miners work there for two hours at a stretch, in acrid air, cutting the sickly yellow chunks of sulfur that burn with a blue flame. western Bali. The voyage takes about an hour and costs a bargain 6000 rupiah (about 68 cents). Banyuwangi resembles Bali in 1980, only with a Javanese and Muslim twist. There are emerald-green rice fields, unspoilt beaches, fabulous scenery, three national parks, and a colourful and flirty welcome dance, the gandrung. And because only 50,000 foreigners a year come to Banyuwangi, it’s definitely unspoilt. Of all Banyuwangi’s attractions, one is literally a highlight. You can climb a volcano, clamber down into its crater and see blue flames licking the sulfur. Welcome to Ijen. You climb at night. Leave your hotel in the town of Banyuwangi around midnight, then drive 45 minutes to the start of the track. From here it’s a 3.5km climb

(much of it up a 40-degree incline) to the rim of Ijen volcano. The walk costs 10,000 rupiah - about $1. At night it’s cool enough for a puffer jacket, smelly enough for a breathing mask, and rough and muddy enough to call for good boots and a headlamp. The young and fit might do the climb in an hour and a half, but the rest of us take up to three hours. (It’s dark, remember.) If you’re apprehensive, order a “taksi” – a sort of cushioned wheelbarrow that’s pushed and pulled by small, tough locals. You can walk part of the way, and use it for a breather when the going gets tough. A taksi up and back will set you back 800,000 rupiah ($84). Even if you can manage the climb, it’s worth spending 200,000

rupiah ($21) for a guide, who will provide reassurance and maybe a walking pole. Most of the guides have been sulfur miners here. Ijen is both a natural wonder and a workplace. And what a workplace, you realise when you get to the top and begin the perilous clamber over slippery rocks down into the crater. The miners work there in hell for two hours at a stretch, in acrid air, cutting the sickly yellow chunks of sulfur that burn with a blue flame. When their double cane baskets are full, they raise the load – 80kg or 90kg – onto their shoulders and carry it out. For this backbreaking work the miners receive a pittance – about 300 rupiah a kilo. That means about $2.80 for an entire load. The physical feat is astonishing.

Then the miners begin the process again. Ijen is the first place the sun hits Java. The blue-pink dawn reveals a lunar landscape and a murky turquoise lake, Kwata Ijen, in the crater’s depths. Two nearby volcanoes loom through the mist. The miners continue to pour up from Ijen’s crater, carrying their yellow loads. Our guide, who was a miner for 12 years, describes the work as “very dangerous”. He should know: he badly hurt his leg in an accident. And what’s it all in aid of? Perhaps you’ve seen sodium laurel sulfate among the ingredients of your shampoo, liquid soap and detergent. The sulfate may well have come from Ijen’s sulfur. As I said, amazing. See it for yourself. - AAP

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In brief Late slump costly Victory appears beyond Danny Lee and Ryan Fox after a late slump derailed their third round at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. The New Zealanders climbed as high as third midway through day three at the 28-nation tournament on Saturday before three bogeys over the last five holes crippled their charge. An even-par 72 left Lee and Fox in a share of eighth on five-under, nine strokes behind runaway leaders Denmark. - NZME

Mixed emotions for Jones

Thomas Bird top-scored for Allenton with 85 in a convincing 128-run win over Lauriston on Saturday.

New Zealand slalom kayaker Luuka Jones was disappointed not to notch a win in front of her home crowd but was heartened by her form in a new discipline. The Rio Olympic silver medallist in the K1 class had one of the fastest raw times in the final of an international event at the new Whitewater Park in Auckland. However, she clipped three gates, leaving her fifth behind French winner Nouria Newman. The positive for Jones came when she was second in the C1 class, which she will contest leading up to the Tokyo Olympics. - NZME PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR


Allenton hitting top form By James Ford

Allenton and Methven proved too good for Lauriston and Coldstream in round four of the Pritchard Shield on Saturday, while defending champions Tech had the bye. T20 winners Allenton’s fine run of form continued with a convincing 128 run victory over Lauriston. The hosts won the toss and sent Allenton into bat, which didn’t prove the wisest of decisions.

Opener Thomas Bird was in a defiant mood, posting 85 off 106 deliveries including eight fours and three sixes to give Allenton a strong foundation before eventually being removed by Ram AnkePelli. Bird may have top-scored but twin brother Jordan also refused to go quietly with 45 off 57 balls while Matt Tait made a valuable contribution with 24. Bevan Ravenscroft was Lauriston’s best with the ball with 3 for 18 off his nine overs. In reply the home side could

only muster a paltry 68 as Ryan Bell played the role of chief destroyer. Bell took 4 for 7 off his five overs in a ruthless bowling display, while Sean Strange (2 for 16 off 3) and Kody Stuthridge (2 for 23 off 4) nabbed two wickets each. In the afternoon’s opposite fixture, Methven bounced back from a round three loss to Tech to record their first win of the campaign. Coldstream won the toss and elected to bat.

The visitors were all out for 203 in the 44th over as Ben Crequer (85) top-scored in an impressive display. Undeterred by that score, Methven chased down the target in the 41st over as Ben Payne’s (51 not out) four carried the hosts over the line. Tech will return to the fray next Saturday as they look to get their title defence back on track against Coldstream while Allenton host Methven and Lauriston will be on the sidelines with the bye.

Southee hits Pakistan for six of the best By david Leggat Pakistan were dismissed for 216 early in the final session of the third day in their second test against new Zealand at Seddon Park yesterday. After a two-hour delay for rain, Pakistan resumed their innings at 201 for eight but Tim Southee whisked out Mohammad Amir and Imran Khan in quick fashion to finish with six for 80 off 21 overs. Babar Azam remained unbeat-

en on 90, his highest test score, having batted 277 minutes and faced 196 balls. New Zealand secured a 55-run first innings lead. Southee’s wickets were his fifth five or more wicket haul in tests. Neil Wagner finished with three for 59 and Colin de Grandhomme one for 29. Earlier, Pakistan had pulled themselves back into the test with a spirited batting display on the third morning. Quality contributions from Ba-

bar, Sarfraz Ahmed and Sohail Khan meant Pakistan had made good progress after starting the day at a parlous 76 for five in reply to New Zealand’s 271. The chief honours should go to the gifted Babar. He made three successive ODI centuries against the West Indies recently and has been earmarked as Pakistan’s brightest batting prospect. Yesterday it was easy to see why. His strokeplay was often ef-

fortless and he avoided obvious traps, such as persistent shortpitched bowling to try and lure him into a false hook from Neil Wagner. By lunch he had batted 251 minutes, faced 181 balls and hit eight fours in a classy exhibition. Wagner eventually got Sarfraz spearing a catch to second slip. New Zealand gave four overs to left arm spinner Mitchell Santner who, while tidy, showed it remains decidedly a seamers pitch. - NZME

Stokes gets reprimand Ben Stokes has received an official International Cricket Council reprimand for his “inappropriate comments” as he left the field after being dismissed on day one of the third Test against India in Mohali. The New Zealand-born England allrounder appeared to stop briefly as he walked off to engage with some of the India fielders – including captain Virat Kohli. Stokes now has two demerit points on his record, the first of which he incurred during England’s second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka last month. - NZME

Nine straight victories San Antonio have beaten the Washington Wizards 112-100, making it nine straight NBA wins. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Spurs with 24 points, while Tony Parker added 20. Meanwhile, Kemba Walker scored 28 points as the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-102 victory over the New York Knicks. Russell Westbrook recorded his second straight triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 106-88. - PA

Ablett on the outer Gold Coast will probably have a new AFL captain next year as Gary Ablett deals with family issues and tries to regain full fitness. The two-time Brownlow Medallist and the Suns’ only AFL captain has managed just 20 games over the last two years because of his ongoing left shoulder problems. It emerged late last month that Ablett had sought a shock trade back to Geelong. - AAP






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In brief Chelsea sink Spurs Chelsea consolidated their position at the top of the EPL table by inflicting a first Premier League defeat of the season on Tottenham with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge. First Manchester City and then Liverpool had taken over first place during Saturday’s matches. However, it was the Blues who finished the evening one point ahead again after coming from behind as Spurs lost in the league for the first time in 13 games. - PA

Aguero double for City Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City secured a 2-1 win at Burnley yesterday. Dean Marney’s first goal in the Premier League for seven years put the Clarets ahead on 14 minutes. Aguero levelled on 37 minutes, poking the ball in at the far post, and then put the visitors ahead on the hour with a scrappy close-range finish, which was enough to secure victory. League champions Leicester snatched a 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough with a stoppagetime penalty from Islam Slimani, while Hull and West Brom played out a dull 1-1 draw. - PA The 5km walk event at yesterday’s Longbeach Challenge saw one group of three generations enjoying the sun and coastal views. Viv Horsburgh, her daughter Chantelle Quinn and grandaughter Bella Robertson completed the walk in under an hour. They were not the only family members involved in the annual event this year. Bella’s father, Hayden Robertson, was the 8th man home in the 12km run. PHOTO MONIQUE DEVEREUX


Blackwell takes the honours By Colin EngElBrECht

Results are in for the nine events at yesterday’s ATS Longbeach Challenge. For the male category in the Half Marathon Stephen Blackwell came in first with a time of 1:14.42, Matt Pelper in second with 1:18.30 and Peter Codyre came in third with a time of 1:19.19. For the women Sarah Alexander took out first in a time of 1:30.17, Fiona Gilroy was second in 1:34:43 and Iva Prazakova third in 1:36.59. In the 12km recreational run for the men’s section Shaun Clark took out first in 50 minutes 22 seconds, Hugo Snape finished second with Jared Scammell hot on his hells in third. In the women’s category Sophie Schrader placed first in 56.38, Natasha Waddell second in

58.29 and Rachel Thomas third in 59.38. In the 12km scenic walk Chris Redmond finished first in the men’s section with a time of 1:14.37, followed in second by Darryn Harris at 1:32.39 and Neville Bensdorp in third in 1:38.19. Jolene Brewster Lewis came out on top in the women’s with a time of 1:25.03, Judith Crozier finished behind her in 1:30.51 and Loretta Rusbatch placed third in 1:32.23. Matt Galbraith, Adam George and Connor Galbraith place first, second and third respectively in the men’s 5km run with times of 22:05, 22:07 and 22:16. For the women’s race first, second and third was won by Gracie Trotter, Jessica Grey and Alice Barnes with times of 23.31, 23.54 and 24.10. In the 5km scenic walk the men’s winners were Scott String-

er, in first, Lucas Jemmett, 30:52 in second and Jack Hislop with a time of 32.43 in third. Women’s 5km scenic walk winners were Alia Forrester in first, Taylor Lamont in second and Lisa Stringer in third with the times 30.13, 30.42 and 31.38 respectively. In the 35km bike ride Anton Cooper placed first at 1:17.19, Craig Oliver second at 1:22.13 and Marc Prutton in 1:24.19. Women’s winners Amy Hollamby, Kristine Marriott and Sarah Anderson finished first, second and third in 1:31.54, 1:36.20 and 1:37.48. First place winner Mike Kernish, second place Michael Audeau and Jacob Turner can count themselves winners in the 23km bike ride with finishing times of 1:01.09, 1:02.22 and 1:04.25. Women’s winners were Julie

Wallace in first in 1:10.19, Maria Fowler in second in 1:13.05 and Nikki Tod in 1:14.23. 12km bike ride men’s winners were Angus Hyde, Jed Syme and Oliver Nicholls in first, second and third with finishing times of 42:52, 43:33 and 44:08 respectively. 12km women’s bike winners were Jennie Holmes, Holly Trotter and Michelle Clark in first, second and third with finishing times of 47.46, 53.15 and 56.38. The winning boys in the 5km kids bike ride were Arthur Finegan, Timothy Freyer-Raisher and Hunter Abernethy in first, second and third, finishing in 23.14, 29.43 and 29.44 respectively. The girls who proved to be the best in the 5km bike ride are Isla Syme, Emily Branje, Millie Pottinger in first, second and third with finishing times of 23.25, 31.15 and 32.19.


Keane no flawed Irishman, says O’Donovan Central Coast star Roy O’Donovan has described the A-League’s latest marquee target Robbie Keane as your typical flawed Irish star genius – without the flaws. Keane’s possible move to Australia gathered steam over the past week after three A-League clubs signalled their intent on luring the former Tottenham star. The talk immediately piqued the interest of the Mariners’ own Irish star in O’Donovan, who said

he would love to play against his childhood hero. “He was absolutely an idol of mine. A great player, one of our greatest of all-time, highest capped, highest goals, and a top bloke,” O’Donovan said. “I think that Western Sydney should go all out and try and get him as a guest player, he’d be great.” Keane is arguably Ireland’s greatest player, scoring 68 goals

in 146 appearances for the national team he served as captain for the past five years. He enjoyed over a decade in England’s top flight where he scored almost 100 goals for Spurs, but spent the past five years for LA Galaxy in the MLS. O’Donovan said Keane defied the assumption that Irish sporting stars were flawed, describing him as the consummate professional.

“I think the Irish mentality is you buy into a flawed genius as such, maybe a big drinker or an absolute raving lunatic who can play a bit as well,” O’Donovan said. “But Robbie Keane always kept himself under the radar off the pitch, but on the pitch he’s been an absolute outstanding Irish ambassador. “I hope he comes to the ALeague. I’d love it.” - AAP

Hudson aims for upset All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is excited about his team’s draw for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and said his side is determined to make a statement on the world stage. The All Whites will play host nation Russia in St Petersburg in the opening match and will also face Portugal and Mexico in next year’s FIFA Confederations Cup. “There are very little expectations on us with the giants of world football,” said Hudson from Kazan. “We want to go to these games and cause an upset.” - NZME

Messi not on radar Pep Guardiola has insisted he had no intention of signing Lionel Messi, saying he wants the Barcelona star to see out his career at the Nou Camp. Manchester City manager Guardiola has been linked repeatedly with a move for the reigning world footballer of the year. Speculation has intensified because Argentina international Messi’s contract with Barcelona expires at the end of next season, and he has so far declined to agree an extension. However, the City manager believes the forward would be better served by staying at Barcelona, where he has been since the age of 13. - NZME

Rojas stars for Victory Marco Rojas has sent Melbourne Victory to second on the A-League table with a decisive role in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle. The Kiwi winger transformed the contest with a deflected strike in the 52nd minute and a breakaway finish two minutes later. Like most of his Victory team-mates, Rojas stuttered and was without polish in a first half of missteps, but when Fahid Ben Khalfallah was brought down by Wayne Brown just outside the box early in the second half, Rojas delivered. His free kick deflected off defender Iain Fyfe and into the net, leaving keeper Jack Duncan cursing his luck. Rojas then seized on Johnny Koutroumbis’ loose ball, surging forward to sidefoot home. - AAP

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Cool heads prevail for ABs By GreGor Paul There will be no rock under the towel this summer for the All Blacks after they produced a performance that demanded they dig to the deepest parts of themselves to finally win 24-19. It was a game that required the All Blacks to show cool under pressure, to take all their half chances when they came and defend with the same relentless desire they had the week before. Not easy things to do in the final game of the year – but they were done and the win came to cap a year that was quite outstanding. And the All Blacks will be happy enough now to take that summer break and not think about rugby for a couple of hours ... or however long the off-season is these days. This was a test that was almost as physical as the one in Ireland and had plenty more aerobic content to endure as well. This was a tough against a French side that looked nothing – absolutely nothing – like the one the All Blacks last met. This lot can play. They had all the heart, the passion, the desire that a French team looking for revenge should have. But they also had cool heads, neat skills and patience. They had the ability to find holes, lots of them and play with the same sort of continuity as the All Blacks at their best. For periods, especially in the first half, the All Blacks were having to defend as if they were still in Dublin. Yet they endured, they hung in there with a degree of confidence and trust in what they were doing and they needed a sucker punch or two, they found them. The first came from a beautiful flat, cross field kick from

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has judged his team’s year a successful one after the hard-fought 24-19 victory over France in Paris yesterday. Hansen said after the rigours of Ireland in Dublin last weekend, the All Blacks toned down their physical activities during the week. “We just took our time and we didn’t do a lot of running, we did a lot of mental preparation, a lot of understanding of what our roles were,” Hansen said. “This time of year is a tough time – we went around the world twice in nine weeks, nine time changes in seven games, so the boys did well.” - NZME

Ioane a rising star

Israel Dagg prepares to touch down for the All Blacks’ first try yesterday morning. Beauden Barrett that Julian Savea magnificently took before feeding Israel Dagg. The second came when Barrett intercepted on his own goal-line – and that was crucial. Game-changing even. Test rugby rides this fine line. There were France, smashing through tackles, offloading and threatening all sorts. The line was at their mercy, they had done all the hard work and just needed the lass pass to touchdown in the corner and take the lead. And instead Beauden Barrett, with the most impeccable timing, flew off the line, poached the pass and went under the posts at the other end. France could hardly believe it. All that hard work, all that pressure and they were traipsing back

90 metres to watch Barrett add the extras. That was the turning point because until then, it was another case of the All Blacks having to absorb rather than apply pressure. That’s been the pattern on this tour and may have something to do with the relative freshness of the northern teams. They are cranking up, the All Blacks are winding down and for the first 40 minutes it looked exactly like that. France had the energy. France had the drive, the hunger and they looked, refreshingly, like France. They stitched together some fluid rugby – bumping and bumping up the middle and then suddenly going wide and working the ball out of the tackle.


The morality of their desire to pillage the Pacific Islands of their best players is somewhat questionable, but when it nets them wings of the quality of Noa Nakaitaci and Virimi Vakatawa, it’s understandable why they flirt with the outrage of the rest of the world. The two Fijian wings lit the game up and the more they did so, the more France realised their best bet was to keep pushing it wide when they could and let those two run. Nothing wrong with their plan, they just couldn’t quite execute the way they wanted. France 19 (L. Picamoles try; M. Machenaud 2 pens; B. Serin 2 pens) New Zealand 24 (I. Dagg, B. Barrett, C. Faumuina tries; B. Barrett 3 cons, pen). HT: 10-6. - NZME

Wallabies fuming over lost Grand Slam A frustrated Michael Cheika has demanded a meeting with World Rugby referees boss Alain Rolland after watching the Wallabies’ grand slam dream shattered by a three-point loss to Ireland in Dublin. The Wallabies went down 2724 in a thrilling contest at the Aviva Stadium yesterday, but Cheika was furious at the lopsided penalty count which finished 13-3 in the home side’s favour. Despite copping the worst of the French referee Jerome Garces’ whistle, Australia mounted a stirring second-half comeback to recover from trailing 17-0 in the 39th minute to owning the lead 18 minutes later. Australia scored three straight tries to hold an unlikely lead with 20 minutes remaining – before Ireland’s Keith Earls scored the match-winning try in the 66th minute and the home side de-

Big tick from Hansen

fended grimly for the win. But Cheika remained aggrieved at the refereeing performance and insisted it had taken too much out of his side. “I thought we played a lot of footy in the end but we but we got penalised a lot didn’t we?” Cheika fumed. “(It was a) 13-3 penalty count and that costs you field position, costs you territory and obviously points as well. “You can’t win a test match if you’re giving away that many penalties or that big a difference between the two teams. “Impossible.” Cheika made it clear he would be taking his concerns through the official channels before next week’s season-ending test against England at Twickenham. “That’s something I’ll be dealing with Alain Rolland about afterwards,” Cheika said.

Michael Cheika is unhappy about the penalty count dished out to his team yesterday.

“I’ll go through the proper channels as opposed to making it an issue out here and see if we can get something but I doubt it.” It was an inspiring victory for Ireland – who lost star flanker Sean O’Brien to a leg injury hours before kick-off, and were also

without key playmaker Johnny Sexton, with the win completing their first-ever trio of victories over the southern hemisphere’s big three. Australia had been thoroughly outplayed before a Dane HaylettPetty try right before the break gave them hope and a 17-7 halftime deficient – while further five-pointers to Tevita Kuridrani and Sefanaia Naivalu briefly gave them the lead. Australia went ahead for the first time in the game’s 58th minute through a converted try to winger Naivalu, who hit a gap and crossed for his first Wallaby try. A penalty goal to Foley – who would be yellow-carded in the dying moments for a dangerous tackle – extended the lead before Earls reclaimed it for good for Ireland with 14 minutes remain- AAP ing.

All Blacks young gun Rieko Ioane’s month on tour with the test side has made him a new man, according to Steve Hansen. Ioane, 19, made two appearances in his side’s four northern hemisphere tests, including the 24-19 victory over France. The Blues ace was brought into the fray early in the second half after Ryan Crotty was injured, and went on to make eight runs and two tackles. With fellow prodigy Anton Lienert-Brown alongside Ioane, the side’s average midfield age was just 20. “There’s still a lot of work for him to do but he’s really got a taste of what it’s like to be an All Black”, said Hansen. - NZME

Boks ‘embarrassing’ The Springboks’ miserable rugby year had a fitting end yesterday, with a severely depleted team losing to Wales 27-13 to complete a clean sweep of test defeats on their European tour. Leigh Halfpenny’s five penalties and second-half tries by forwards Ken Owens and Justin Tipuric sealed a third straight win for the Welsh, having beaten Argentina and Japan over the last two weekends. Successive losses to England, Italy, and now Wales left South Africa with a record of eight losses in its last nine test matches. - NZME

England machine rolls on England showed great determination, organisation and experience to overcome a red card for Elliot Daly and grind out an impressive 27-14 victory over Argentina yesterday to make it 12 wins in a row under Eddie Jones. Wing Daly was sent off for tackling Leonardo Senatore in the air but England still battled to a 16-0 lead via the boot of Owen Farrell and a penalty try. Argentina got back to 16-14 one minute into the second half but some streetwise play enabled Farrell to stretch the lead before a Jonny May try secured the win. England can complete an unbeaten calendar year with victory over Australia next week. - NZME

Scots crush Georgia Scotland doesn’t do banana skin games anymore so Georgia was duly accounted for by 43-16 on an artificial rugby turf at Kilmarnock yesterday. In the 18 months before Vern Cotter took over as coach in mid-2014, Scotland lost to Samoa and Tonga. But on the New Zealander’s watch, the Scots improved to 9-0 against tier two teams after beating the Georgians by six tries to two. “It was a nice win,” captain Greig Laidlaw said. “We scored a lot of good tries against a tough Georgia side.” - NZME


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Coldplay right on song Time has served Coldplay well and she now looks set to challenge for higher honours after maintaining her unbeaten record this season. The Savabeel mare successfully resumed in Rating 75 company last month and on Saturday she added the Gr.3 Eagle Technology Stakes at Ellerslie to her record. “She has matured and come into her own as a four-year-old,” said Andrew Forsman, who trains in partnership with Murray Baker. “She was a touch weak as a three-year-old and wasn’t really finishing her races off, but she’s the real deal now.” While the Waikato Stud-raced mare may have lacked strength last term, her victory in the Gr.3 Eulogy Stakes was an indication of her natural talent. “She’s probably best at a mile and ridden off the speed,” Forsman said. “We were thinking of the Cal Isuzu Stakes for her at Te Rapa in a couple of weeks, but we’ll wait and see how she comes through this first.” Coldplay enjoyed a good run three back and one off the fence and she finished resolutely to get the better of Ronchi, who took control 250 metres from home. “He’s a hard horse to catch

Opie back in the saddle Normal service was resumed at Ellerslie on Saturday with the champion jockey Opie Bosson showcasing his skills in the saddle. The 36-year-old signalled his permanent return to New Zealand with a typically polished display aboard the progressive stayer Street Smart to claim the thick end of the stake in the Dunstan Feeds Stayers’ Championship Qualifier. Bosson recently cut short his contract with the Hong Kong Jockey Club by mutual consent and Street Smart’s trainer Shaune Ritchie was certainly glad to see him back. - NZME

Trainer caught out Stephen Marsh received a pleasant surprise when Ruud Not Too produced a stirring first-up performance to win a competitive Rating 85 contest at Ellerslie. The Cambridge trainer believed she was the best of the three runners he lined up in Saturday’s Withers & Co 1100, but he still didn’t expect to win the sprint. “At the weights and the way they were drawn, I had Ruud No Too on top of mine, but I still thought Go Nicholas would win,” Marsh said. - NZME

Craig Grylls gets Coldplay down to the line in the Eagle Technology Stakes on Saturday.

Takedown a winner


once he gets in front and she really knuckled down,” Forsman said. “I thought she may have too much to do so it was a really good effort.” The stable were also represented by Saint Emilion, who led and finished fourth while Mime

petered out to run sixth. “Saint Emilion ran to keep him ticking over for the Zabeel Classic and Mime was a touch disappointing today, she didn’t let down like she can,” Forsman said. The last-start rating 75 winner Stylish Attack gave a bold

account of herself to come from the back for third. “I’ve been patient with her coming through the grades,” owner-trainer Graeme Hughes said. “She’s ticking all the boxes and she’s a lot stronger now than she was last season.” - NZME

An exuberant Gary Moore has trained his first Australian Group One winner and has declared Takedown ready to take on the world after his win in the Winterbottom Stakes in Perth. A champion jockey in Hong Kong and the winner of the Prix de l”Arc de Triomphe, Moore has trained successfully in Macau but Takedown’s win on Saturday is by far his biggest achievement out of the saddle. Ridden by Sydney jockey Tim Clark, who had already claimed two wins on the undercard at Ascot on his first visit to the track, Takedown overhauled Sheidel to put himself in the frame for the International Sprint in Hong Kong on December 11. Moore is the son of legendary jockey George Moore and the brother of multiple Hong Kong champion trainer John Moore. - AAP

First Honour upsets the punters at Ellerslie Punters were left reeling after the fourth race at Ellerslie on Saturday when enigmatic Cambridge galloper First Honour upset the applecart in the Swiss Deli sponsored 2100 metre contest. A perennial placegetter in his early days who took 11 races to


Palmerston North Greyhound Racing Club (2014) Incorporated Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 28 Nov 2016 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13; 14 and 15 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 13, 14 and 15 1 2.08pm (NZT) FORMPRO RATINGS FREE EVERY MONDAY C2 C2, 375m 1 21313 Ima Lucky Zarr 21.95 ..................A Turnwald 2 57136 Midnight Action 22.24 ......................S Stone 3 28158 Premier Prince 22.26 ......................L Doody 4 41752 Doosh 21.98...........................J T McInerney 5 76163 Belfast Barry 21.74 J & .......................D Bell 6 51714 Cawbourne Serina 21.64 ............. T Downey 7 17112 Rain And Tears 21.76......................... N Udy 8 64631 Alcudia 21.77 ....................................M Flipp 9 14283 Cawbourne Owen nwtd................M Roberts 10 78415 Bigtime Taylor 21.51 .........................L Ahern 2 2.25pm GREYHOUNDS AS PETS C3 C3, 375m 1 43225 Kirkham Jack 22.05.........................L Doody 2 33214 Stormy Days 21.57 ..........................L Ahern 3 22112 Scooter’s Rose 21.46 .............. T McCracken 4 41361 Cawbourne Foxy 21.70 ................M Roberts 5 32732 Cawbourne Nath 21.70 ................M Roberts 6 27226 Cawbourne Jarrod 21.53 .............M Roberts 7 24516 Ear’s Boris 21.91 ...............................M Flipp 8 75443 Enhancer 21.51...........................B Hodgson 9 31278 Thrilling Cassie 21.86 ...........K A Gommans 10 26633 So Over It 21.96 L &........................... Morris 3 2.43pm USE PETRAVELLER.COM.AU C4/5, 375m 1 11611 Bear Inda Square 21.33 ...................L Ahern 2 22514 Skuzi 21.30 ......................................L Ahern 3 88164 Angie Zarr 21.31 .........................T R Pilcher 4 46324 Allegro Class 21.23 ..........................L Ahern 5 24257 Homebush Ramona 21.70 .....J T McInerney 6 x3361 Takamori 21.47 ..........................B Goldsack 7 12431 Allegro Gun 21.25 ............................L Ahern 8 37422 Cawbourne Mezza 21.85 .............M Roberts 9 52542 Big Boy Deno 21.55 J & ......................D Bell 10 51473 Kaputski 21.39 .......................G Fredrickson

break maidens, First Honour has now made it three wins from his last four starts and has developed a penchant for winning in a fresh state. The Duke of Marmalade five-year-old hadn’t raced since finishing near last in April. None of that mattered on Sat-

urday however as he held out a host of challengers in the closing stages to score a gritty half length victory, playing nearly $60 to win. Co-trainer Trevor Cruz, who prepares the gelding with his brother Martin for their mother Angel, was all smiles after the

event. “We’ve just been waiting for the tracks to come right so hopefully we will see a bit more of him now,” he said. “I was expecting him to run a place but good on him, he’s done the business. “It’s definitely handy that he likes Ellerslie.” - NZME

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway 4 3.00pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 457m

1 6 Five Eyes nwtd ............................. P Denbee 2 73331 Unaccustomed nwtd ...................A Turnwald 3 63 Kylin nwtd .........................................L Ahern 4 74 Bigtime Division nwtd .......................L Ahern 5 3 Bigtime Lonestar nwtd .....................L Ahern 6 25578 Bigtime Player nwtd .........................L Ahern 7 28464 Bigtime OnFire nwtd ........................L Ahern 8 76475 Fashion’s Fancy nwtd .......................S Stone 9 78538 Magic Maria nwtd ..........................G Atwood 10 72785 Bigtime Light nwtd............................L Ahern 5 3.17pm BUCK FEVER@ STUD C1 C1, 457m 1 57388 Cawbourne Jazzy 26.12 ..............M Roberts 2 46611 Cawbourne Muzza 26.33 .............M Roberts 3 58865 Opawa Gumisie nwtd J & ....................D Bell 4 36736 Black Roadstar nwtd .....................B Mitchell 5 88576 Allegro Beau 26.35 ................G Fredrickson 6 72581 Mark’s Boy nwtd ...............................L Ahern 7 22234 To The Bank 26.32 ....................... P Denbee 8 44532 Cawbourne Miami nwtd ..................L Doody 6 3.37pm NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE HEAT 1 NZRSq, 457m 1 45316 Opawa Extreme 26.40 ......................M Flipp 2 53437 Bigtime Sam nwtd ..................G Fredrickson 3 11124 Bigtime Sweetie nwtd.......................L Ahern 4 26174 Bigtime Coffee nwtd .........................L Ahern 5 63366 Devilskin nwtd ........................J T McInerney 6 156 Bigtime Boy 27.22 ............................L Ahern 7 53877 Sasha McBell nwtd ................J T McInerney 8 1111 Thrilling Raider 26.09 ...................... K Walsh 9 3 Bigtime Lonestar nwtd .....................L Ahern 10 863 Bigtime Jess nwtd ............................L Ahern 7 3.52pm NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE HEAT 2 NZRSq, 457m 1 37558 Allegro Power nwtd ..........................L Ahern 2 58784 Opawa Leanna nwtd .........................M Flipp 3 76665 Speedy Dispatch nwtd J & ..................D Bell 4 84885 She’s Mustard nwtd..........................R Waite 5 65857 Catlin Blueblood nwtd ............J T McInerney

6 42214 Bigtime Thinker nwtd........................L Ahern 7 1514 Thrilling Hettie nwtd ........................ K Walsh 8 11215 Bigtime Lady nwtd............................L Ahern 9 74 Bigtime Division nwtd .......................L Ahern 10 78538 Magic Maria nwtd ..........................G Atwood 8 4.20pm NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE HEAT 3 NZRSq, 457m 1 32132 Thrilling Wilson nwtd ....................... K Walsh 2 53222 Bigtime Fever nwtd...........................L Ahern 3 54763 Phantom Way 26.44 L & .................... Morris 4 27422 Banshee Reel nwtd ..........................R Waite 5 58838 Unverified nwtd ......................J T McInerney 6 66252 Bigtime Welldone nwtd.....................L Ahern 7 74158 Bigtime Spirit 26.55 ..........................L Ahern 8 25558 Gunnar Blueblood 26.45 ........J T McInerney Emergencies: 9 25578 Bigtime Player nwtd .........................L Ahern 10 72785 Bigtime Light nwtd............................L Ahern 9 4.39pm NZ RACING SERIES NOVICE HEAT 4 NZRSq, 457m 1 13131 Bigtime Bell nwtd .............................L Ahern 2 43686 Opawa Bucks nwtd ...........................M Flipp 3 25885 Chase Me Apatche nwtd ...............G Atwood 4 17538 Bigtime Summer nwtd ......................L Ahern 5 34252 Kaylah Blueblood nwtd...........J T McInerney 6 86624 Tammy’s Fire nwtd .................. T McCracken 7 43145 Unbeknown nwtd ........................A Turnwald 8 42744 Bigtime Bakagain nwtd ....................L Ahern 9 28464 Bigtime OnFire nwtd ........................L Ahern 10 25578 Bigtime Player nwtd .........................L Ahern 10 4.57pm OUTBACK TRADING COMPANY LTD C2 C2, 457m 1 72163 Thrilling Surge 26.24 ....................... K Walsh 2 24561 Cawbourne Clay 25.93.................M Roberts 3 23624 Molly O’Shea 26.54.....................B Hodgson 4 31772 Cawbourne Steps 26.10 ..............M Roberts 5 33336 Swiftly Chloe 25.86 .....................B Hodgson 6 51354 Zipping Jock 25.68 J &........................D Bell 7 6x12F Logano nwtd ...............................A Turnwald

8 6516F Kirkham Harvey 26.63 ....................L Doody 9 27542 Allegro Runnings nwtd .....................L Ahern 10 18813 Spring Allegro 26.20 ........................L Ahern 11 5.22pm PRESTON’S MASTER BUTCHERS C2/3 C2/3, 457m 1 74845 Nitehawk Rose 26.26 ..................B Hodgson 2 63458 Boston Lightning 25.95 ...............A Turnwald 3 73364 Bernie’s Boy 26.24 ........................B Mitchell 4 25415 Lady Zeena 26.52 ........................ T Downey 5 77422 Ready Made Size nwtd ....................L Ahern 6 14677 Trendy Mind 26.25 ...........................L Ahern 7 71613 Bigtime Ranson 26.27............G Fredrickson 8 87754 Lonesome Nitro 26.14..................M Roberts 9 35818 Cawbourne Toddy 26.03 ..............M Roberts 10 66764 Docker 26.03 ...............................A Turnwald 12 5.42pm CLASSIC RESTRICTED AGE R/A, 457m 1 57631 Map My Run 26.04...........................L Ahern 2 12351 Bigtime Jason 26.00 ........................L Ahern 3 41313 Magic Latte 26.53 ............................L Ahern 4 61314 Allegro Beaty 26.58..........................L Ahern 5 84627 Americano nwtd ...............................L Ahern 6 22312 Spare Some Time nwtd....................L Ahern 7 63357 Cawbourne Panic 26.33 ...............M Roberts 8 27156 Kirkham Coby 26.09 ....................M Roberts 9 18813 Spring Allegro 26.20 ........................L Ahern 10 16788 Kirkham Jasper nwtd ...................M Roberts 13 5.58pm WHEELDEAL.CO.NZ C1 C1, 375m 1 55541 Opawa Top nwtd J & ...........................D Bell 2 51221 Mousey Mousey nwtd .................A Turnwald 3 32746 Nero 21.28 ..................................B Hodgson 4 43337 Lick It Up nwtd .......................J T McInerney 5 16151 Cawbourne Chezzy nwtd .............M Roberts 6 58377 Scotta Pie nwtd .......................... L M Pearce 7 72575 Shelly McBell nwtd .................J T McInerney 8 22377 Opawa Perissa nwtd .........................M Flipp 9 74585 Repeat Visit 21.97 ............................... L Bell 10 x6647 Mangamahu Jack 21.91 ................G Atwood 14 6.16 AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSORIES C1, 375m 1 37747 Cawbourne Westy nwtd ...............M Roberts

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55132 Cyndi Action nwtd J & .........................D Bell 38472 Botany Calypso nwtd .............J T McInerney 78512 Unawares nwtd ...........................A Turnwald 34423 Midnight Enemy nwtd.......................L Ahern 35673 Take The Shorts 22.02 L &................. Morris 47588 Adrenalin Kick 21.77 ..............J T McInerney F2112 Billy Marlow 21.88 .............................M Flipp 77754 Uno Marcus nwtd ..................... S Gommans 27854 Lure Me In nwtd ....................... S Gommans

15 6.36pm SHAKEY JAKEY @ STUD C1 C1, 375m

1 57238 Cawbourne Hint 21.73 J & ..................D Bell 2 21648 Boyish Charms 22.07.............J T McInerney 3 32265 Steel The Gold nwtd L & .................... Morris 4 76887 Tracey 21.77.................................. R Maisey 5 46463 Shinzigzag 21.56 .......................B Goldsack 6 24511 Cawbourne Stick 21.47 ................M Roberts 7 38463 Johnny Angel nwtd.................. T McCracken 8 12532 Cool Rythm 21.83 .......................B Hodgson Emergencies: 9 86687 Terra Trip nwtd.......................... S Gommans 10 62868 Filante nwtd........................................ N Udy SELECTIONS

Race 1: Ima Lucky Zarr, Rain And Tears, Doosh, Belfast Barry Race 2: Ear’s Boris, Cawboourne Foxy,, Kirkham Jack, Enhancer Race 3: Bear Inda Square, Angie Zarr, Skuzi, Allegro Gun Race 4: Bigtime Onfire, Bigtime Division, Unaccustomed, Kylin Race 5: Cawbourne Jazzy, Allegro Beau, Opawa Gumisie Race 6: Bigtime Sam, Bigtime Boy, Thrilling Raider, Opawa Extreme Race 7: She’s Mustard, Thrilling Hettie, Bigtime Lady, Allegro Power Race 8: Bigtime Spirit, Banshee Reel, Thrilling Wilson, Bigtime Fever Race 9: Bigtime Bell, Unbeknown, Bigtime Bakagain, Bigtime Summer Race 10: Thrilling Surge, Swiftly Chloe, Zipping Jock, Logano Race 11: Lady Zeena, Bigtime Ranson, Ready Made Size Race 12: Bigtime Jason, Map My Run, Kirkham Coby, Magic Latte Race 13: Nero, Opawa Top, Mousey Mousey, Lick It Up Race 14: Cawbourne Westy, Unawares, Midnight Enemy, Cyndi Action Race 15: Cawbourne Hint, Shinzigzag, Cool Rythm, Steel The Gold LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Sport 20 Ashburton Guardian




Tough times for Super Black team Super Black Racing is unlikely to be on the Supercars grid in 2017. The New Zealand-owned outfit has been left searching for a Racing Entitlements Contract, which allows teams to compete in the series, after Prodrive coowner Rusty French purchased the REC the team has used the past two years. French had looked at racing the team out of the Brad Jones Racing garage but the Herald on Sunday understands that move is unlikely now. Super Black Racing boss Greg Hahn, who has already announced his departure from the team at the season’s end, was not prepared to talk about the team’s future aside from saying things would be clearer after the season finale on the streets of Sydney next weekend. Driver Chris Pither has shown glimpses of talent this year – winning pole position for a race at Ipswich in the middle of the year a standout – but is now looking at finding an alternative drive. The most likely seats available are the second car at Garry Rodgers Motorsport or a drive with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport. Super Black Racing first competed as a wildcard entry in the 2014 Bathurst 1000 before a first full season in the championship last year. Owner and founder Tony Lentino died from cancer in July and the future of the team has been in limbo ever since. Pither said reports of Super Black Racing’s departure from Prodrive Racing was a surprise. “It was a little bit out of the blue I guess, and in some ways it’s disappointing,” he said. “Obviously I was hoping to continue as we were. “At this point, I’ve got nothing organised, so that’s quite worrying. “It’s definitely nervous times.” The New Zealander, and the future of his all-Kiwi squad has

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been put under the spotlight after it was reported earlier this week that former Team BOC pilot Jason Bright would be taking over Prodrive Racing’s fourth entry – leaving Pither and his team up in the air with just one round remaining in the 2016 season. After an up-and-down season, Pither sits 19th in the championship points – having hoped that continuity with SBR would help improve his form looking towards 2017. “Coming to the end of my first season, I really want to try to stay in the same team, same environment. “That’s obviously the best way to grow. “You start to build a relationship with your engineer, and the way you communicate with your engineer so that they can understand what you need out of the car. “You need that two to three years really to start to consistently be at your potential. “I think this year we’ve had a few glimpses that show we can be up the pointy end. “Obviously that pole at Queensland Raceway was a bit of a confidence booster for me, but we’ve been a little bit inconsistent.” Despite the situation unfolding late in the year, Pither remains determined to secure a full-time slot for 2017 – with a preference for continuing to work with Super Black Racing. “I’m hunting around as much as possible to gain opportunities to try and piece something together so we can stay on the grid for me, [and for] Super Black Racing. “Tony and Emily Lentino gave me the opportunity this year to fulfil my dream and step up to the championship, and I’m very grateful for that. “The connection with the whole Super Black vision is something that I really enjoyed and want to try and continue if I can.” - NZME


NOTICE OF MEETINGS DECEMBER 2016 The following meetings will be held in December:

Public Notice

Thursday 1 December Performance, Audit and Risk Committee 2.00 pm

– Grazing Tender

The Ashburton District Council, on behalf of the Mount Somers Reserve Board, seeks tenders to graze the land described below; 75 Hoods Road, Mount Somers Area 6.5 ha

Legal Description: Part Rural Section 41262

A Five (5) year grazing licence is proposed with a commencement date of 1 January 2017. Tenderers may tender by completing the appropriate documentation which may be obtained from Council’s Customer Services Department at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton or by phoning Council on (03) 307 7700. Tenders are to be enclosed in an envelope enfaced “Mt Somers Land Tender” and are to be either delivered or posted to Council by the closing time of 4pm on Thursday 15 December 2016. Please address to:

Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.


TO LET: Two bedroom sunny flat. Good location. Walking distance to shops and hospital. $285 per week. Phone 021 324 529

In addition to the above meetings, the Regulation Hearing Committee is scheduled to meet weekly. Meetings will be held on either Thursday or Friday as required. To confirm venue and start times for these meetings please check online at the link described below or contact Customer Services on (03) 353-9007 (calling from Christchurch) or calling from any other areas: 0800 324 636 (0800 EC INFO) Agendas will be available online at minutes/Pages/default.aspx at least two days prior to each meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend the above meetings, and copies of the agendas will be made available at the meetings.


Kelly Bisset Assistant Property Officer


Tuesday 13 December Canterbury Water Management Strategy Regional Committee 1.30 pm


The Chief Executive Officer Ashburton District Council PO BOX 94 ASHBURTON 7700


Thursday 8 December Council meeting 10.00 am



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WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.


AMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS - All oils, greases, fuel additives, filters, antifreeze, car polish, V & L cleaner, tyre cleaner, rust bust, rain clear, engine cleaner and more. Call local distributor: Veehof phone 302 2911.


COMPUTER PROBLEMS ?? For prompt reliable service. Contact Kelvin Boult, KJB Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot Place, Ashburton. Phone 308 8989. 30 years local service. Same day service if possible. SUPERGOLD discount card welcomed. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Quality window films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety and security. For cars, homes and offices. Phone Craig Rogers 307 6347 or 0800 TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ. Check us out on FACEBOOK.

Daily Events MONDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am THE PLAINS LADIES CLUB. Christmas meeting at a Winchmore garden. Meet Balmoral Hall for carpooling at 9.30am. 10am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for


The Super Black Racing team may not be on the track next year.

All meetings will be held at the Environment Canterbury offices, 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch

9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allen’s Road. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved second hand clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church. Cnr Main Road and Jane Street. 9.30am - 4pm ASHBURTON MENZ SHED. Open day for all members.

all ages. Main Street, Methven. 12noon - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Free lunch every Monday. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets, entry off Cass Street. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Seafield Road. 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP.

Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, 327 West Street. 1.15pm ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Assn and Golf Croquet, Allenton Sports Club, Cavendish Street. 6pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 6pm ASHBURTON

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Pot luck tea and bring a friend. Sports Pavilion, Walnut Avenue. 6pm ASHBURTON COUNTY LIONS CLUB. “Toot for Tucker”, gathering food to fill the shelves of the Salvation Army and St Vincent De Paul’s. Helpers required, Meet at Ashburton Racecourse at 5.45. 7.30pm CATHOLIC PARISH CENTRE. Euchre, all welcome. (not public holidays). Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets.

182 Methven Highway (Old Allenton Nurseries Packing Shed). 9.45am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet, handicap singles. Draw at 9.45am. Waireka, Philip Street. 10am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises and Tai Chi for Arthritis. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 10am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE.

New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter. 12noon- 3pm JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SIGNING CENTRE. New Community House, 44 Cass Street. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future, Seafield Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON M.S.A. PETANQUE CLUB.

Club day, non-members welcome. 115 Racecourse . 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. New players welcome, enquiries to - Clark Gillies 021146-3619. EA Network Centre Stadium. 7.30pm ASHBURTON TABLE TENNIS. Everyone welcome, M.S.A. Havelock Street.

Puzzles Puzzles and horoscopes

Cryptic crossword

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Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

ACROSS 1. Fuel didn’t weigh much, which was illuminating (8) 4. Takes a part from Cats maybe (4) 8. A person, indefinite, who is singular (3) 9. It flows as result of motorist losing his head (5) 10. In Spain, 9 causes no end of disturbance (3) 11. Bird may be nuts about 51 (7) 12. Put it across king will give one a hiding (5) 13. Moult, surely, yet in an uncertain way (11) 17. More than enough can be made out of maple (5) 18. Soldier who keeps himself to himself? (7) 20. ‘And is there honey still for -----?’(Brooke) (3) 21. What cheek, finding it in a boat on board (5) 22. Being on-target it is a big success (3) 23. How one drunk may move in a dance (4) 24. Spindle, spun by daughter, is very fine (8) DOWN 1. Puts together some musical ensembles (6) 2. A trick of work is to name it letter by letter (5) 3. Own the North to be a place of rest (5) 5. Liar, cut in such a way, must cut it short (7) 6. Piled up in the cornfield, they are jolts to the system (6) 7. Is in strong demand, to treat high-flying aircraft so (10) 9. It will pay one back to see men crop it in such a way (10) 14. Two materials to put back (7) 15. Haggle with the saloon to get a half of bitter (6) 16. Being in a girdle, had a bash (6) 18. Give all one’s votes for the pleasantly-rounded (5) 19. Personal assistant turned up and concealed an insect (5)



Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Quick crossword 1







How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There is at least one fiveletter word.



TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 9 Excellent – 12 Amazing – 15

Previous solution: SEASONAL 10




15 17

18 20


21 28/11

22 23




ACROSS 1. Tempting (11) 8. Shining (7) 9. Perch (5) 10. Painful (4) 11. Nullifies (7) 12. Signal (3) 13. Reverberate (4) 15. Playthings (4) 17. Owing (3) 19. Experienced, knowledgeable (7) 20. Killer whale (4) 23. Ground beef (5) 24. Put in danger (7) 25. Classified (11)


Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): If you’re not into it, don’t do it. If you have to do it, try to change the way you think about it. Make it about the action, not the outcome the action will bring to you. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Get what you want from a place, and then get out. This is how your gypsy spirit will find satisfaction. Keep it moving along; this is freedom – or something like it. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): You’d like to believe that there are a “wise few,” yet the group often gets together and behaves otherwise. Real leadership is needed here. Are you up to it? CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): Many forces of destruction are captivating, seductive and beautiful. Beware of anything that crosses your path today that falls into the “captivating, seductive and/or beautiful” category. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Mark Twain’s advice was to eat what you like and let the food fight it out on the inside. However, today, good digestion will be a secret key to your success. Don’t leave it to chance. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): It’s mighty fine when the game is good enough on its own, but that won’t always be the case. When it’s not, you have to be the fun. What you bring will make the intolerable thing tolerable. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Your ability to suspend disbelief helps you enjoy stories crafted for your entertainment. But when the story is supposed to be true, no good can come from ignoring glaring discrepancies. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You’ll learn from a failed test. It’s better to fail early and cheaply. Don’t be afraid to to see the boundaries of what you’re dealing with. You’ll apply that learning to create a winning strategy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): What is making it hard for you to deliver the result you and the others expect? The answer to this simple question, applied well, could lift your mood by 10 points. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): You’ll seldom find meaning in a cake, unless it’s the pink and green cake that’s melting in the rain in MacArthur Park. Meaning is, after all, usually readily found in annoying and unsatisfactory things. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Life gets bigger when you’re braver and constricts with fear. Life on the small scale is no better than an outsize life; it’s just a matter of personal preference. Choosing don’t merely react. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Gather more information and put off judgment for as long as possible. Maybe this one is not up to you to figure out, and in that case, you’re free to apply yourself in better places.

Previous cryptic solution

Across 1. Ambiguous 5. Tea 7. Took 8. Spot cash 10. Somewhat 11. Bass 13. String 15. Gallop 18. Dock 19. Quantity 22. Treetops 23. Hero 24. Hay 25. Marvelled Down 1. Artists 2. Broom 3. Orphan 4. Site 5. Travail 6. Aphis 9. Swank 12. Paint 14. Rockery 16. Pay-load 17. Supper 18. Ditch 20. Ideal 21. Atom

Previous quick solution

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Ashburton Guardian

DOWN 1. Soundly defeat (6) 2. Lowest point (5) 3. Partly open (4) 4. Chant (6) 5. Water (8) 6. Spectral (7) 7. Painter (6) 12. Second thoughts (4,4) 14. Habitual (7) 16. Marsh-like (6) 17. Colouring (6) 18. Legendary (6) 21. Scams (5) 22. Part of a mast (4)

Previous solution: age, ages, ape, apes, apse, asp, gap, gape, gapes, gaps, gas, gasp, page, pages, pas, pea, peas, peg, pegs, sag, sage, sap, sea, spa, spae.

Across 6. Author 7. Dawdle 10. Lambast 11. Acrid 12. None 13. Snare 16. Loath 17. Halo 20. Occur 21. Matador 22. Tetchy 23. Column Down 1. Falling short 2. Stamina 3. Loyal 4. Macabre 5. Adorn 8. Endeavouring 9. At one time 14. Fourths 15. Hard nut 18. Acute 19. Stool

Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.



Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian








Monday, November 28, 2016



BARR, Joan Evelyn, (nee Fleet) – Joan passed away peacefully at Coldstream Hospital Ashburton on Monday, November 21, 2016, aged 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Russell. Much loved mother and mother in law of John and Jenny. Cherished gran of Amelia and Shan and Georgina and great-gran of Madeleine and Kingston. Joan will be very much missed by family and friends. A very big thank you to the Coldstream staff for all your care and support of Joan. Donations to the Ashburton Hearing Association appreciated. At Joan’s request, a private funeral has been held.

WEBSTER, Malvae – On November 25, 2016 at Terrace View Retirement Village, Ashburton. Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Sonya and Geoff Frew and John and Kate. Treasured Nana Malv of Jemma, and Kayla; Courtney, Brooke, Harry, Jack, and Sam and loving great Nana of Harper, Peyton, and Jackson. Special friend of Ron and Barb. Messages to the Webster family PO Box 472, Ashburton. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Malvae will be held at the Sinclair Centre, Park Street, Ashburton on Tuesday November 29, commencing at 11am. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

WEBSTER, Malv – In loving memory of a wonderful Sister, Sister-In-Law and friend of the Peter (deceased) and Lyn and treasured Aunty of Lee and Darren and their families. “Words can never be enough my dear friend” Love and Miss you. Lyn x


Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433

FORD, Allan Stuart, (Peter) –

On November 25, 2016 at Princes Court Dementia Care, Ashburton. Aged 93 years. Devoted husband of the late Janyce, loved father of Adrienne and Alan Ayers, Henry and Marg, (Auckland) Wal and Nicki, (Cust) and Rosie and Russell, (Wanaka). Grandfather of Peter and Anna, Steve, Mark and Amy; Rob and Jess, Bridget, Jamie and Zoey; Michael and Rachel, Chris, Joanna; and great grandfather of six. Messages to Ford family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Our grateful thanks to the staff at Princes Court for the kindness and care shown to Dad in his last years. The funeral service will be held at St David’s Union Church, 48 Allen’s Road, Ashburton on WEDNESDAY, November 30, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433

FORD, Allan Stuart, (Peter) –

On November 25, 2016. Loved brother and brother in law of Norma and Jim Bain (both deceased), Murray and Margaret, Gordon (deceased) and Ngaire, and Barbara and Albert Irvine.

Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

to ensure publication. To place a notice during office hours please contact us on 03 307 7900 for more information

Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433




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Midnight Tonight


9:15 – 5:25 AM


Data provided by NIWA

Waimate less than 30 fine

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder




60 plus


FZL: Rising to 2200m

Fine, apart from a few showers about the divide. Snow to 900 metres at first. Wind at 1000m: W gale 65 km/h in exposed places. Wind at 2000m: W gale 80 km/h.

Fine breaks. A few showers developing in the afternoon with a change to southerlies. Fine breaks, isolated showers. Winds turning easterly. Fine breaks, isolated showers. Light easterlies.

Eion McKinnon



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fine fine fine thunder thunder fine cloudy cloudy fine

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Fine breaks, isolated showers. W dying out.


Fine breaks, isolated showers. Light winds.

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9:57 4:08 10:11 4:31 10:37 4:46 10:51 5:11 11:19 5:24 11:33 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 5:47 am Set 8:55 pm


Good fishing Rise 5:16 am Set 7:24 pm

New moon

30 Nov 1:20 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 5:46 am Set 8:56 pm


Rise 5:46 am Set 8:57 pm

Good fishing


Rise 5:49 am Set 8:20 pm

First quarter

7 Dec 10:04 pm

mainly fine


mainly fine



2 3 15 24 4 12 -3 23 -3 19 19 14 7 -2 4

Good fishing Rise 6:26 am Set 9:15 pm

Full moon

14 Dec 1:07 pm

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit

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Palmerston North showers Wellington

mainly fine








mainly fine









River Levels

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:05 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday 421.0 Nth Ashburton at 12:10 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:10 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:25 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 12:14 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings




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FZL: About 2300m

Rain about the divide, with some heavy falls, clearing from the S during the afternoon and evening. Elsewhere, fine breaks and a few showers. Snow down to 1900m. Wind at 1000m: NW gale 70 km/h in exposed places easing to 30 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW severe gale 90 km/h easing to 50 km/h.


Managing Director

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country


Monday, 28 November 2016

A front moves over the South Island tomorrow, then slowly moves over the North Island on Wednesday and Thursday and weakens, while a ridge of high pressure builds from the south.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Canterbury Plains

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THURSDAY: Fine breaks, chance shower. Light easterlies.

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WEDNESDAY: Fine breaks, chance shower. Winds turn easterly.





TOMORROW: A few showers develop afternoon with S change.








TODAY: Mostly sunny, chance shower. Northerly develops later.



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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather, and information. 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show With special guest Dwayne Johnson. 0 10am Tipping Point Quiz show in which four players take on an extraordinary machine, hoping to win its jackpot. 11am The Chase Australia 0 Noon 1 News At Midday 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm May The Best House Win Abroad 0 2pm Coach Trip 3 Venice. 2:30 Four In A Bed 3pm Tipping Point 3:55 Te Karere 2 4:25 Millionaire Hot Seat 0 5pm The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0


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6am Paul Henry Paul Henry hosts a news show. 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:25 Family Feud 3 0 Noon Dr Phil PGR 3 1pm M Dispatch PGR 2016 Thriller. When a 911 operator is fired after mistaking a real murder for a prank call, feeling guilty, she works to find the killer before there is another victim. Fiona Gubelmann, John Lee Ames, Scott Bailey. 2:55 Entertainment Tonight 3:20 Sticky TV 4:25 N Survivor – Millennials v Generation X Twenty castaways compete in Fiji, and are divided into two tribes separated by a generation. 5:25 Family Feud 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm Story 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 Zumbo’s Just Desserts PGR 7:30 F Fair Go 7:30 Kitten Impossible The dessert makers must Following last week’s Ad When it comes to cunning, conjure up a creation that Awards, the Kids’ Awards stealth, action, deception, defies gravity. 0 break tradition with a special and intelligence, the real look at how plastic is choking undercover heroes are cats. 0 8:35 Humans AO 0 9:35 The Blacklist AO the shores and creeping into 8:30 First Dates New Zealand Red goes into action to the food chain. 0 PGR 0 intercept Alexander Kirk, a 8:30 Lucifer 0 9:30 The Walking Dead 0 move that tests Liz’s loyalties. 9:30 Person Of Interest AO 0 10:25 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 10:25 1 News Tonight 0 0 10:35 NewsHub Late 10:55 Criminal Minds AO 0 10:55 Mom PGR 0 11:50 Murder In The First AO 11:20 Seven Year Switch US 11:05 The Nation An in-depth A manhunt for a missing shooter 12:15 Desperate Housewives weekly local current affairs show. 0 proves more difficult than 3 0 1:10 Shortland Street 3 12:20 Infomercials anticipated; Terry is promoted to 0 1:35 Infomercials 2:40 The 5:30 City Impact Church acting lieutenant, but the greater job Originals AO 3 3:25 Scandal AO 3 responsibilities soon test him. 0 0 4:15 America’s Funniest Home 12:40 Te Karere 3 2 Videos 3 0 4:40 The Adam And 1:05 Infomercials Eve Show 3 0 5:05 Neighbours 5:05 Impact For Life 3 0 5:30 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 7:05 Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 0 7:20 Pokemon XY 7:45 The Penguins Of Madagascar 0 8:15 Henry Hugglemonster 0 8:40 Doc McStuffins 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street 0 Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 0 2pm Judge Rinder PGR 3pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 3:30 Holly And Luke’s First Dates 0 3:35 Wander Over Yonder 0 4pm Lightning Point 0 4:30 The Adam And Eve Show 0 5pm 8 Simple Rules 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The Simpsons 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

MOVIES PREMIERE 7am The Lazarus Effect MVC 2014 Horror. Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass. 8:25 Sleeping With Other People 16VLSC 2015 Comedy Drama. Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie. 10:10 Child 44 16VLC 2015 Drama. Tom Hardy, Kitten Impossible New York – America’s Busiest City, 7:30pm on Choice Gary Oldman. 12:25 Victor 7:30pm on TVNZ 2 Frankenstein MVLSC 2015 Horror. Daniel Radcliffe, BRAVO THE BOX James McAvoy, 10:55 Keeping Up 6am CSI – New York Jessica Brown Findlay. MV 6:50 The Simpsons With The Kardashians 2:15 Dear Viola M 2014 PG 7:15 Storage Wars Romance. Kellie Martin, 3 11:45 Snapped PG 7:40 Shipping Wars Jefferson Brown. PGR 3 12:40 The Real PG 8:05 The Amazing Race 3:40 American Ultra 16VLC Housewives Of Orange PG 8:55 Criminal Intent 2014 Comedy. Jesse Eisenberg, County 1:35 Dance MV 9:45 Hooten And The Kristen Stewart. 5:15 War Moms 3 2:30 Botched Lady MV 10:35 Can’t Pay? Story MLS 2014 Drama. We’ll Take It Away MVL 3 3:30 Hoarders – Family Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley. 11:25 Criminal Minds 16VS 6:45 Spooks – The Greater Secrets 4:30 Hoarders – 12:15 NCIS – LA MV 1:05 The Good MVLS 2015 Thriller. Family Secrets Force MC 1:30 Criminal Kit Harington, Peter Firth. 5:30 Top Chef (Part 1) Intent MV 2:20 CSI – New 8:30 The Other Side Of 6:30 Million Dollar Listing York MV 3:10 The Amazing The Door 16VC 2016 Horror. NY Race PG 4pm Storage Wars A portal opens between 7:30 Hoarders – Family PG 4:30 Shipping Wars the living and the dead PG 5pm The Simpsons Secrets 3 when a mother attempts PG 5:30 Criminal Intent to reconnect with her dead 8:30 N Million Dollar MV 6:30 The Force MC son. Sarah Wayne Callies, Listing Los Angeles 7pm Storage Wars PG Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky. Josh Flagg mentors a teenaged 7:30 NCIS MV 8:30 Shearing 10:10 Regression 16VLSC buyer with an eight-millionGang PG 9pm Border 2014 Thriller. Ethan Hawke, dollar budget; Josh Altman’s Security M 9:30 Ice Road David Thewlis, Emma Watson. domination of the Bird Streets Truckers PG 10:30 SVU MVS 11:55 Lost River 16VLC 2014 continues when he lists the 11:30 NCIS MV TUESDAY Thriller. Christina Hendricks, 12:30 The Amazing Race Eva Mendes. TUESDAY home of a famous drummer. PG 1:20 Shipping Wars 1:30 Directors – 9:30 Wahlburgers PG 1:45 CSI – New York Roger Donaldson PG 10pm Wahlburgers MV 2:35 SVU MVS 3:25 The 2am American Ultra 10:30 Keeping Up With The Simpsons PG 3:55 Shearing 16VLC 2014 Comedy. Kardashians Gang PG 4:20 Border Security 3:35 Regression 16VLSC 2014 11:30 Snapped PGR M 4:45 Ice Road Truckers PG Thriller. 5:20 War Story MLS 2014 Drama. 5:35 The Force MC 12:20 Infomercials 3


8:30 Hot Bench 3 Judge Judy and other judges debate before reaching a verdict. 9am The Crowd Goes Wild 9:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm Jamie And Jimmy’s Food Fight Club PGR 3 0 2pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR 3 3pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:30 Antiques Roadshow 3 0 4:35 Hot Bench 5pm Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Prime News 6pm Wheel Of Fortune Contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases to win money or prizes, all determined by a spin of The Wheel. 6:30 Jeopardy Fast-paced general-knowledge quiz. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Paul Merton’s Secret Stations 0 8:30 60 Minutes PGR 9:30 Nightwatch AO 0 10:30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR

11:30 Football – English Premier League Southampton v Everton. From St Mary’s Stadium. 1:30 Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan. Day four from Seddon Park in Hamilton. 2:05 Home Shopping

MOVIES GREATS 6:05 The Mechanic 16VLS 2011 Action. Jason Statham, Ben Foster. 7:40 Limitless MVLS 2011 Thriller. Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro. 9:30 Sherlock Holmes MV 2009 Action. Robert Downey jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams. 11:35 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas 18 1998 Comedy Drama. Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Torro, Christina Ricci. 1:30 The Interpreter MV 2005 Drama. Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman. 3:35 Calendar Girls PGC 2003 Comedy. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters. 5:20 Space Jam 1996 Animated. Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle. 6:45 Insidious ML 2010 Horror. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne. 8:30 The Time Machine MV 2002 Sci-fi. Hoping to alter the past, a 19th century inventor travels far into the future, to find humankind divided into two warring races. Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law. 10:10 Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps ML 2010 Drama. Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas. TUESDAY 12:20 The Hitcher 16VLC 2007 Horror. Sean Bean, Sophia Bush. 1:45 The Interpreter MV 2005 Drama. Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman. 3:50 Insidious ML 2010 Horror. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne. 5:30 Space Jam 1996 Animated.


6:30 Pukoro 3 2 8am Miharo 2 8:30 Te Kaea 3 2 9am Kawe Korero – Reporters 9:30 Te Irikura 3 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 2 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Ako 3 2 3pm Tagata Pasifika 3:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 4pm Iwi Anthems 3 4:30 Te Hikoi Mahanga 3 5pm Polyfest Kapa Haka (HLS) Scenes from the largest secondaryschool Polynesian festival in the world, which attracts 9,000 performers and 80,000 spectators. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm My Mokai 3 6:25 Moko Toa – The Revenge Of Hara 2 6:30 Pukana 2 7pm Swagger 7:30 Matau PGR 3 8pm Te Po Mekemeke 3 8:30 Friday Night Lights PGR Series about the lives of small-town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff. 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa AO 3 10pm Whawhai Fight Night 10:30 Te Kaea 3 2 11pm Kawe Korero – Reporters News reporters dissect and discuss the day’s news and events. 11:30 Closedown

SKY SPORT 1 10:30 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Four. Morning session from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 1:05 Cricket – International (HLS) India v England – Third Test, Day Two. From Mohali Stadium, Chandigarh. 1:35 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Four. Afternoon session from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 6:30 Rugby Nation Highlights and analysis of the latest rugby action. 7:30 The Hunters Club The team ventures into the remote Southern Alps as part of the annual tahr ballot, in the midst of one of the most severe cold snaps in recent history. 8:30 School Of Hard Knocks 9pm Rugby – International (HLS) France v New Zealand. 9:30 L Basketball – NBL Sydney Kings v Adelaide 36ers. 11:30 Fox Sports News


Midnight Hockey – Four Nations (RPL) Final – Teams TBC. 2am Hockey – Four Nations (RPL) Third Place Playoff – Teams TBC. 3:30 Football – A-League (HLS) Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix. 4am Football – EFL Championship (RPL)

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

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6am Benny Hinn 6:30 The Living Room 7:30 British Treasure, American Gold 8:30 Reno v Relocate 9am The Water Brothers 9:30 Jamie’s Great Britain 10:30 Restoration Man 11:30 Double Your House For Half The Money 12:30 Decks, Docks And Gazebos 1pm Extreme Frontiers South Africa 2pm The Living Room 3pm Reno v Relocate 3:30 The Water Brothers 4pm Natural World – The Himalayas Documentary looking at the wildlife of the mountain range, home to snow leopards, Himalayan wolves, and Tibetan bears. 5pm Tasting Tasmania 5:30 My Restaurant In India 6pm Junk Gypsies 6:30 Buy It, Fix It, Sell It 7pm Auction Kings 7:30 New York – America’s Busiest City 8:30 Secrets Of Great British Castles 9:30 Walking Through History With Tony Robinson 10:30 Auction Kings

11pm Tasting Tasmania 11:30 My Restaurant In India Midnight The Liquidator 12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Reno v Relocate 1:30 The Water Brothers 2am Natural World – The Himalayas 3am Junk Gypsies 3:30 Buy It, Fix It, Sell It 4am Secrets Of Great British Castles 5am Walking Through History With Tony Robinson

SKY SPORT 2 6am Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Three. 6:30 Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four. 7am Cricket – International India v England – Third Test, Day Two. 7:30 Football – A-League Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix. 8am Fox Sports News 8:30 Golf – World Cup Round Four. 9am Rugby – International 9:30 Motorsport – TCR International Series 10am Fox Sports News 10:30 Kayaking – WhitewaterXL NZ Invitational 11:30 Motorsport – Formula One Championship Noon Basketball – NBL 12:30 Hockey – Four Nations 2:30 Football – A-League 3pm The Cricket Show 3:30 Cricket – International 4pm Cricket – International 4:28 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Five. 8:55 Basketball – NBL 9:25 L Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Five. TUESDAY Midnight The Crowd Goes Wild 12:30 Rugby Nation 1:30 Rugby – International 3:30 School Of Hard Knocks 4am Cricket – International 4:30 Cricket – International 5am Cricket – International 5:30 The Cricket Show 28Nov16

DISCOVERY 6am Auction Hunters PG 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG On the Edge. 7:30 How Do They Do It? PG 8am Auction Hunters 8:30 MythBusters PG Car v Rain. 9:25 Harley And The Davidsons PG 10:20 Beat The Ancestors PG Roman War Weapon. 11:15 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M Cold Case in Hotlanta. 12:10 Disappeared M Secrets of a Son. 1:05 The Perfect Murder M Curtain Call. 2pm How It’s Made PG 2:25 How It’s Made PG 2:55 How Do They Do It? PG 3:20 Auction Hunters PG 3:50 Gold Rush PG Rivers of Gold. 4:45 Deadliest Catch PG 5:40 MythBusters PG Seesaw Saga. 6:35 Diesel Brothers PG 7:30 Auction Hunters PG Always Money In Philadelphia. 8pm Auction Hunters PG Carolyn Goes Topless. 8:30 MythBusters PG 9:30 You Have Been Warned M Wild Rides. 10:30 How It’s Made PG 11pm How It’s Made PG 11:30 Gold Rush PG Rivers of Gold. TUESDAY 12:30 The Perfect Murder M 1:25 Disappeared M 2:20 Auction Hunters PG 2:45 Auction Hunters PG 3:15 Deadliest Catch PG 4:10 Treehouse Masters PG 5:05 Dual Survival M | Compiled by

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sport Lyon wants to mentor Reports of the end of Nathan Lyon’s international career may have been greatly exaggerated, with the offspinner rediscovering his mojo then vowing to help Australia’s youngsters learn the ropes in test cricket. Lyon’s test career was hanging by a thread after he went wicket-less for some 660 consecutive first-class deliveries. Lyon snapped that streak with the help of a Matthew Wade stumping on day one of the ongoing day-night test then returned to form with three wickets in the night session on day three. Lyon, who is the most experienced member of the incumbent XI, vowed to stick around for a lot longer.

All Whites draw Russia

Dennis Taylor gets in a good backhand shot during his match against Andre Van Rooyen on Saturday. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 9620-0064

Allenton on winning roll BY JAMES FORD


Allenton continue to lead the way in the Mid Canterbury open grade interclub tennis competition after seeing off a defiant Methven on Saturday. Rhys Cromie and Bryn Looij toppled Koji Kawamata and newly crowned Gala Cup champion Flynn Ness 3-6, 6-1, (10-4) while Nicholas Thomassen and Maisie Looij proved too good for Sophie Innes and Isabelle Talbot 6-4, 6-0 to give Allenton a clean sweep in the doubles. The singles proved a different story with Methven taking three matches to one overall.

In a thrilling encounter between 2015 Gala Cup winner Cromie and 2016 winner Fynn Ness, the reigning champion took the spoils. Ness showed plenty of resilience to see out the tie 6-3, 3-6, (10-2). Nick Thomassen hit back for Allenton, winning his singles clash against Isabelle Talbot 6-1, 6-0. Despite Methven victories for Koji Kawamata (6-3, 6-4) and Sophie Innes (7-5, 6-0) over Bryn and Maisie Looij respectively, Allenton took the contest 54 games to 46 overall. Fairton ended round one on a high with a convincing five

matches to one triumph over Southern. Peter and Tyler Leonard took a 6-3, 7-6, (10-6) win over Adam Wilson and Peter Bryant while Phil Crozier and Mary-Anne Martin accounted for Oliver McKeown and Erin Connelly-Whyte 7-5, 6-1. Peter Leonard scored Southern’s only victory of the afternoon via default against Wilson in singles play. The other three clashes saw Conner Brosnahan down Peter Bryant 7-5, 6-4, Tyler Leonard make light work of Oliver McKeown 6-1, 6-1 and Phil Crozier dispatch Erin ConnellyWhyte 6-2, 6-0. Meanwhile, Hampstead kept

themselves in the running with an emphatic six matches to zero victory over Tinwald. Andre Van Rooyen and Aidan Mitchell had far too much for Andres Gomaz-Lopsa and Dennis Taylor in a 6-1, 6-1 win, while Mary-Anne Thyne and Jade Brosnahan put Dallas Scott and Mathieu Lucas to the sword 6-0, 6-4. It was much of the same in the singles as Mitchell downed Gomaz-Lopsa 3-6, 6-3, (10-5), Van Rooyen saw off Taylor 6-1, 6-1, Matt Bubb thrashed Dallas Scott 6-1, 6-0 and Jade Brosnahan downed Jack Sheridan 6-1, 6-2.

Ruiz Jr a late arrival for heavyweight bout Andy Ruiz Jr has gambled ahead of his WBO heavyweight title fight against Joseph Parker by delaying his arrival in New Zealand until a week tomorrow – only five days before the bout.

While the Mexican heavyweight will be flying from Los Angeles and a relatively friendly time zone compared with New Zealand, putting back his arrival date must be considered a risk,

Black Caps take a 55-run lead P16

as it gives him little time to adapt to local conditions. It means Ruiz will be one of the last fighters on the card to arrive for the December 10 fight at Vector Arena, including those

from Australia such as Jeff Horn, the No 2-ranked welterweight. His delay will in theory help him reap the benefits of his altitude training at Big Bear Lake, California. - NZME

The All Whites will play host nation Russia in the opening match of next year’s Fifa Confederations Cup. New Zealand were drawn alongside the 2018 World Cup hosts, European champions Portugal and Concacaf champions Mexico in Pool A for the eight-team tournament in June-July, 2017. World champions Germany were grouped with Asian champions Australia, Confederations Cup first-timers and South American champions Chile and the yet-to-bedetermined African champions, who will be determined in February.

NFL scouts impressed NFL scouts from the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and 12 other teams have cast their eyes over NRL stars Jason Taumalolo and Valentine Holmes at a workout in Los Angeles. Whether Taumalolo and Holmes will score NFL contracts is unclear. They impressed during the two-hour session at Loyola High School near downtown LA, but the scouts say they will need to see more to determine if Taumalolo and Holmes can can pick up American football quickly enough to play the sport at its highest level.

Messi ‘not on City’s radar’ P17

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