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DEATH CALLS ON THE RISE BY JAIME PITT-MACKAY JAIME.P@theguardian.co.nz

The perceived image might be of bright red trucks, sirens and flames, but the harsh reality for firefighters across the district is that dealing with death is becoming a far too common part of the job. So much so in fact, that in the past 10 years, fatal incidences for our local firefighters have gone from five (2009) to 25 so far this year. When firefighters are attending a call and somebody dies, the code K41 is transmitted. Statistics released by Fire and Emergency New Zealand to the Ashburton Guardian, through an Official Information Act request, shows that since 2009, this code has been transmitted 159 times by firefighters across the district. Around two-thirds of these call-outs are medical call-outs, which have shown a noticeable increase since late 2013 when a memorandum of understanding between the then New Zealand Fire Service, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance, with medical call-out responses being grouped over that year.

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■■AUSTRALIA BUSHFIRES

Back from fighting bushfires

Tim Clark (right) and another New Zealand firefighter with their fire appliance from Grantham. PHOTO SUPPLIED By Jaime Pitt-MacKay Jaime.p@theguardian.co.nz

After a fortnight of fighting bushfires in alien conditions, Hinds firefighter Tim Clark is finally back at home and able to rest. Clark was part of the group of 21 firefighters sent to Australia earlier this month to assist firefighters battling a huge number of large bushfires across the country. He was based in Queensland for the duration of the stay, working in five-day rotations across the sunshine state. While he had been given a heads up he might be heading overseas, the time between getting official word he was needed and stepping on the plane was short. “We were ready to go, we just need the official invitation,” he said. “I got the word confirming I was going at 8.30 on Monday

night and I was up early the next morning to leave.” After travelling to Auckland to meet with the other firefighters, they then flew to Brisbane to start their deployment. Clark was deployed to assist with the Port Hills fire in 2017 and the Pigeon Valley fire earlier this year but said these fires were on a completely different scale to those. “It is absolutely huge just the vast area that is burning,” he said. Clark travelled all over the state, being based out of towns like Gympie and Bundaberg. The roster worked in a 1-5-15-1 rotation, with one day off for travel, five days of working, one day off for travel then another five days of working with the final day for travel home. “There were early morning starts for the day shifts but in the second half of when we were

Tim Clark on the ground in Queensland fighting bushfires that have destroyed large areas of land across Australia. PHOTO SUPPLIED there half of us were doing day shifts and half of us were doing night shifts,” he said. “I even managed to save a koala on our last night rotation. “I worked a week of night shifts on the Pigeon Valley fire and they are a completely different experience.” This was Clark’s first international deployment in seven-anda-half years as a firefighter, and

said it was an interesting learning experience to see how firefighters operated in Australia. “It will be a very valuable experience, they are very different skills to what we do but we can use them here,” he said. “There are also techniques that we use over here that they don’t over there.” The deployment Clark was part of was the first New Zealand

group to be deployed to Queensland, and he said the support and thanks they received from firefighters and the public was amazing. “They would do the same for us,” he said. As a fire volunteer, Clark said without the support of his employers at Neumanns Tyres he would not have been able to make the trip.

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■■ CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Planning starts for community Christmas lunch By Sue Newman

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Christmas might still be four weeks away but preparations for Ashburton’s big community Christmas lunch are already under way. Organiser Ann Allott is now in her sixth year in the job and if experience has taught her anything it’s that you need to be well prepared and you need to be prepared early. And that early preparation means ticking off her list of volunteers, ensuring chef for the day Danny Lysaght is on board and organising the mountains of food required. “We’re very lucky, we get a long list of returnees with our volunteers and we’re usually well looked after by the business community. And we rely on this, on donations of food and funds. “This event couldn’t happen

without the great support we get from the community and from businesses,” she said. Part of the box-ticking exercise was the invitation to the community to book a seat at the lunch, and registration forms will start running in the Guardian from Saturday. Transport will be available if required. The Christmas lunch is held in the Tinwald War Memorial Hall and this ensures everyone who wants to be part of the event can be accommodated, Allott said. Numbers, however, have been steady for the past few years at about 150. Anyone keen to be part of the team of volunteers involved in preparing for the event or helping out on the day can contact Ann Allott on 308-0333, leaving their name and contact phone number.

Volunteers dishing up at last year’s community Christmas lunch.

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Death calls on the rise The understanding sees firefighters co-respond to ‘purple’ coded calls with emergency ambulance services. A code purple corresponds to calls that are immediately life threatening, such as cardiac arrests. In 2012 and 2013 firefighters attended five medical calls each year where somebody died. In 2014 that number jumped to 14 and, as of November 25 this year, it sits at 20. In total, firefighters have attend 25 incidents this year where somebody has passed away, that number was five in 2009. Members of the Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade have been attending medical call-outs for a number of years due to having no ambulance based in the town, but that it was only formalised following the memorandum of understanding. Chief fire officer Tyrone Burrowes said for that reason there had not been a noticeable increase in deaths at call-outs they were attending, but that they were certainly happening and having an impact on the team of firefighters. “It certainly does have an impact on the guys, we had an infant (pass away) recently and that was a significant event for the crew but Fenz were great and provided plenty of support,” he said “They are really hot on the topic of wellbeing.” Being located along State Highway 1 the brigade is often called to high speed motor vehicle accidents, including the deaths of two Australian tourists earlier this month after their vehicle collided with a truck just north of the Rakaia River. “The crews that attended that got together and had a debrief about what had happened,” he said. “Fenz also had their support and they came down a couple of days later for a chat.” Burrowes said they had not had any fire-

fighters leave the brigade due to the mental stresses of the role, and that they are very careful to manage what firefighters have to deal with. “If we have a new recruit we are not just going to throw them in the deep end at a crash between a car and a truck, we will put them on to traffic management to keep them away from the scene,” he said. “Then as they get more experienced they can assist with medical calls and things like that. “Everyone is an individual and there may be some people that do not want those types of jobs such as the medicals.” In the case of the double-fatal involving the Australian tourists the Rakaia crew were replaced by a crew from Wigram for the extraction of the patients to minimise their exposure at the scene. Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Alan Burgess said one of the most challenging parts of dealing with the emotional strain from firefighting was knowing how each different individual would react. “Fenz are well aware of the implications and they are putting processes in place and there is ongoing research nationally and internationally on the issue,” he said. “The biggest problem is the level of unknown. “There is quite a difference in how people react and you never know from person A to person B to person C how they are going to react.” Burgess said there had been nobody that had left the brigade due to the type of callouts they had been attending. “The level of unsuccessful retrievals, or whatever they are classifying them as, are nowhere near the level of some other professions like those working in hospitals, with St John or the police and they are dealing with these issues as well,” he said.

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■■METHVEN

Opening day success for gym

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Craziness, but a good craziness is how Anna Johnson described her Garage Gym opening in Methven on Sunday. Sunday morning saw Johnson worrying about people turning up but also resting easy in the knowledge that her family would at least be there to support her. “I have a large extended family and I know they are all coming and my staff will be here, so at least I won’t be sat here by myself,” she said. She needn’t have worried as over one hundred potential gym goers walked through the newly installed doors to enjoy a glass of bubbles and a chat. “There was a nice mixture of people all day, some familiar faces and new ones too.” All the support from the local community was something Anna found very humbling. “They started coming in the door five minutes after we opened and kept coming until we closed two hours later.” Positive comments flowed regarding the look and feel of the building. “Everybody loved the exposed rafters.” The building was once Petrie’s garage so leaving the roof open has retained that rustic shed feel. Johnson was touched that John Petrie and his wife Chris made

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Christmas will arrive at the Ashburton Event Centre on Sunday when the complex becomes a market place with a difference. More than 70 stalls will be set up for business in the foyer, auditorium and Bradford Room and they’ll be bringing some top line offerings to Christmas market shoppers, event centre marketing manager Casey Rose said. The market has become a reg-

Hospital Christmas Christmas came early for a lucky few, as Kris Kringle himself paid a visit to the children at Auckland’s Starship Hospital. And he brought some friends to the mini parade: a few of his elves, Santa bears, Cinderella along with her ugly step-sisters and Nutcracker dancers all came along to meet the kids. Around 40 children currently in Starship care were able to escape their wards for half an hour to meet the volunteer performers, as dancers from Mt Eden Ballet School transformed into Nutcracker dancers. – NZME

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Methven’s Garage Gym owner Anna Johnson has managed to incorporate the old and new in the interior design. PHOTO PHOTO SUPPLIED the journey from Christchurch to attend the opening. “It meant a lot to have them here.” she said. Equally as popular is the graffiti on the walls, a leftover design feature from when the building

was a skate park. The ‘Thanks Trev’ tag would have made a few locals smile. “During the building process everybody asked if I was keeping the graffiti, so they were pleased to see it still there.”

Next for Johnson is getting down to running a successful business. “I want this to be a place where the everyday human being can come and get some exercise.”

Christmas arriving at event centre By Sue Newman

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ular on the event centre calendar now and each year attracts large numbers of people, she said. This year the event has its highest number of stalls and among these are several newcomers who will expand the range of items on sale, some with a Christmas flavour and some without. Items on sale will range from clothing and baby gear to Lego picture frames, jewellery and wooden wine barrel trays. “These are all high quality

stalls, no car boot sales,” Rose said. Several rows of seating will be removed in the auditorium area and this has been fully booked and stalls will flow through the rest of the building. Somerset Grocer will be on hand with coffee and cakes and sushi and dumplings will also be available. A special feature this year is a present-laden Christmas tree. There will be lucky spot prizes

and winners will be able to select a gift from the tree. There will also be goodie bags and a refreshment on offer for a gold coin donation. “We do this to open up our venue to the public, to let people have a good look around. It’s a bit of fun and something different for Ashburton,” she said. The Ashburton Event Centre Merry Little Christmas Market will run from 11.30am until 4pm on Sunday.

The jury is out in the case of a Dunedin doctor accused of murder. Doctor Venod Skantha’s High Court trial is drawing to a close – where he’s pleaded not guilty to murdering 16-year-old AmberRose Rush. Justice Gerald Nation summarised the case for jurors yesterday – including arguments by both Crown and Defence. He told them whoever cut AmberRose’s neck clearly intended to kill her – so it’s now up to them to decide whether the Crown proved it was Skantha beyond any reasonable doubt. The jury was officially released at 2.40pm – NZME yesterday afternoon. 

Taupo bushfire State Highway 1 reopened late yesterday afternoon after earlier being closed near Taupō due to a bushfire. Police had earlier helped Fire and Emergency New Zealand with cordons at the roadside bushfire about 15km south of Taupō. The highway was closed north of Waitahanui and diversions put in place. But the fire was brought under control and SH1 reopened, police said. A spokeswoman said at about 3.30pm the fire was under control and ground crews were dampening down hotspots.– NZME

Death investigated Police attended a sudden death at the Waitangi Regional Park, near Napier yesterday. Officers were called to the scene on State Highway 51 at about 1.30pm. They were still investigating the circumstances of the death but it is believed the body was found in a van. – NZME

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■■ DRIVEWAY SAFETY

Fun for kids, with a strong message By Sue Newman

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Ashburton’s Bunnings will be a hive of activity on Saturday when the store opens its doors to children for a paver decoration event with a strong safety message. Nationally the store has joined with the Parent to Parent organisation to highlight the importance of keeping children safe in driveways through an initiative that involves children decorating pavers. The idea is for the children to take their paver home and for parents to place it in an area that becomes a safe spot for a child to stand when vehicles are using their property’s driveway. The SafeSquares initiative highlights the need to be vigilant and safety conscious with children and vehicles to prevent driveway-based accidents. Historically in New Zealand an average if five children have been killed each year in driveway accidents. Of those 88 per cent were under four. Parent to Parent NZ Canterbury co-ordinator Jo Hannah said the first paver decorating

event was held in March and was a huge success. “It’s a great project and we’re happy that every Bunnings store in New Zealand will be doing it on Saturday,” she said. Parent to Parent is a national charity supporting children with disabilities or special needs and their families. It holds events where parents can meet other parents and where they can share stories and give one another support, Hannah said. “It’s a pretty tough journey these families are on and speaking to others in the same situation really helps.” Mary Banks is in charge of community events at Ashburton’s Bunnings and said the DIY area of the store will be well set up for the event. Pavers will be laid out and there will be plenty of paint on hand. It’s likely to be a messy event and so the young artists could feel free to express themselves, she suggested they wear clothing that would cope with a few paint smears. Ashburton’s decorate a paver day will be held at Bunnings on Saturday from 10am until 1pm.

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Palestinians protest decision AP Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a “day of rage” across the occupied West Bank, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest the US announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. Around 2000 people gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah at midday, where they set ablaze posters of US President Donald Trump as well as Israeli and American flags. Schools, universities and government offices were closed and rallies were being held in other West Bank cities. “The biased American policy toward Israel, and the American support of the Israeli settlements and the Israeli occupation, leaves us with only one option: To go back to resistance,” Mahmoud Aloul, an official with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, told the crowd in Ramallah. Demonstrators held signs reading: “Trump to impeachment, (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu to jail, the occupation will go and we will remain on our land.” At Israeli checkpoints near Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron, dozens of protesters threw stones at Israeli forces who responded with tear gas. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during the protest against the US announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. PHOTO AP Israeli military said it identified two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. One was intercepted by an Iron Dome missile battery. It was the second such attack in as many days by Palestinian militants, and Israeli aircraft retaliated with attacks on several Hamas sites in Gaza. There were no reports of injuries. The protests came just hours after the death of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody following a battle with cancer. Organisers had said the demonstrations – which were planned before his death – would also

call for the release of Sami Abu Diak, 35, to allow him to die at his family’s side. Israeli officials denied the request. Organised by Fatah, the “day of rage” protested the Trump administration’s announcement on Israeli settlements last week. The decision upended four decades of American policy and embraced a hard-line Israeli view at the expense of the Palestinian quest for statehood. Israeli leaders welcomed the US decision, while the Palestinians and most of the world say the settlements are illegal and undermine hopes for a two-

state solution by gobbling up land sought by the Palestinians. Israel says the fate of the settlements should be determined in negotiations, even as it steadily expands them. Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and quickly began settling the newly conquered territory. Today, some 700,000 Israeli settlers live in the two areas, which are both claimed by the Palestinians for their state. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced last week that the US was repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion.

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Victims hope sentences send pope a message AP The Argentine victims of two priests sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for sexually abusing deaf children at a Catholic-run school hope Pope Francis takes note of the historic message delivered in his homeland. Survivors of the abuse at the Antonio Provolo Institute for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children in Lujan de Cuyo, a municipality in northwestern Argentina, are waiting for Francis’ reaction to this week’s verdict. They say the priests should be made to “resign directly by the Holy Father,” the maximum punishment imposed by the Roman Catholic Church. “This is a watershed case for society, justice, the victims and also for the church,” said Bishop Sergio Buenanueva, head of the Pastoral Council for the Protection of Vulnerable Minors and Adults in the Argentine Episcopal Conference. The sentences handed down by the three-judge panel in the city of Mendoza – the longest ever imposed on clergy in Argentina – sent “a strong message to the church,” Buenanueva said. The Rev Nicola Corradi, an 83-year-old Italian, was given 42

Two victims from the Antonio Provolo Institute for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children, embrace after hearing a guilty verdict for their abusers. PHOTO AP years and the Rev Horacio Corbacho, a 59-year-old Argentine, got 45 years. They were arrested in 2016. The panel also sentenced Armando Gómez, a gardener at the institute, to 18 years in prison. It’s expected that Corradi will remain under house arrest because of his age, while Corbacho and Gómez will be held at a prison in Mendoza. The verdicts can be appealed. The judges found the men guilty of 20 counts of abuse, including rape, that occurred between 2005 and 2016 at the school, which has since shut

down. The 10 victims were former students and all minors at the time of the abuse. Buenanueva said he expects the church to defrock the priests. But a former student at the school for the deaf, who asked not to be identified, said the pope “never expressed interest” before in the victims and wondered “what is he going to say now?” The Provolo victims have often said they did not feel the local church or the Vatican protected them. Francis has not commented publicly on the case, although in

2017 the Vatican sent two Argentine priests to investigate what happened in Mendoza. One of the two priests, judicial vicar Dante Simon, told Associated Press, “Thank God there has been justice and peace for the victims.” The case has shocked Argentines – as did the revelation that Corradi had been previously accused of similar offences at a sister agency, the Antonio Provolo Institute in Verona, Italy, but was never charged. The Vatican had known about Corradi since at least 2009, when the Italian Provolo students went public with tales of abuse and named names. The Vatican ordered an investigation and sanctioned four accused priests, but Corradi apparently never was punished in Italy. Former male and female students testified that the priests touched and raped them in their dormitories and school bathrooms. They also said they were forced to look at pornographic images. They said they were warned to keep quiet. Corradi is also being investigated in the province of Buenos Aires, where alleged abuses occurred in the Provolo Institute of the city of La Plata. The priest ended up there after Verona, but before he went to Mendoza.

Disney’s Star Wars movies have featured plenty of celebrity cameos, filling out the galaxy far, far away with actors, musicians and comedians. The ninth and apparently final episode of the main saga, The Rise of Skywalker, is no different, with a latest teaser giving us a look at both Ed Sheeran and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ed Sheeran is obviously playing one of the Stormtroopers. After the negative reaction to his jarring Game of Thrones cameo, it’s probably for the best they’ve stuck a helmet on him. Miranda will be a Resistance member, as he is seen alongside Naomi Ackie, who plays new character Jannah.

Johansson on marriage The 35-year-old actress has been married twice, once to Ryan Reynolds between 2008 and 2011, and once to Romain Dauriac – with whom she has five-yearold daughter Rose – from 2014 to 2017. And she has now admitted she didn’t “understand” marriage when she first tied the knot with Deadpool star Ryan. Scarlett said: “The first time I got married I was 23 years old. I didn’t really have an understanding of marriage. Maybe I kind of romanticised it, I think, in a way.” She is now engaged to Colin Jost, and has said she is now able to make “more active choices” about her love life than she did when she was younger.

Allen decries thought police Comedian Tim Allen took aim at political correctness in his field, lamenting the fact that he has to accommodate the “thought police” when speaking to big arenas. “What I got to do sometimes is explain – which I hate – in big arenas, that this is a thought police thing, and I do not like it. But when I use these words, this is my intent behind those words,” he told The View. “So, as long as you understand my intent – I still get people: ‘Well, just don’t say it,’” he said, mocking critics. Co-host Joy Behar, also a comedian, had asked Allen about “pc culture” which she said made comedy “really hard”.

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ometimes we take for granted the work that our volunteer emergency service workers do on a daily basis. We see the flashing lights and hear the loud sirens and that rush of adrenaline pours through our veins at the anticipation of the speed and determination in which they travel to reach their destination. Growing up so many children harbour dreams of one day riding in the big red truck with the lights and the siren. There images are of burning buildings, cats stuck up trees and being a part of the annual local Christmas parade. There’s a distinct desire in so many of us to know where they are going. What they’re running

too and just how dramatic it might be. It’s just the inquisitive human nature in us all – when realistically, so many wouldn’t be able to deal with what they do each time the station doors open. Instead, we wonder, as they flash on by, what it might be like, even if it’s just for a moment and then, once they’ve gone and the sirens become a distant buzz, we carry on. They’re out of sight and out of

mind and there’s barely another thought about what might be waiting for them when they arrive. But the harsh reality of it all, is that it is very rarely ever pleasant. And sadly, in an increasingly growing number of cases, it has resulted in death. Information released to the Ashburton Guardian under the Official Information Act this week makes for some both tragic and damning reading. This year alone our volunteer firefighters have attended 25 call-outs where at least one person has died. As much as we’d like to avoid the thought of sudden or avoidable death, it’s pertinent to always remember that it is there, and that it does happen and

in so many instances our local firefighters are often the first response, seeing and dealing with situations that so many of us care not to even imagine. Yet these men and women who are willing to give their time to be the first on the scene that most other people are running from, do it with an incredible level of professionalism and skill and do so without asking for anything in return. It can’t be easy. In fact sometimes, especially in those really traumatic situations, it would be bloody hard. But again, these incredible people brush themselves off and with a little bit of help from time-to-time, pick themselves back up and return to normal life, waiting for that

buzzer to go once more to do it all again. That kind of action takes a pretty special person. Someone who is selfless in their nature and hard enough skinned to deal with the things that no one really wants to deal with. And so, each and every day, we as a community should be eternally grateful to those who race to the aid of others in need every time they’re asked. The people who drop whatever it is they are doing in their own life to run into some extremely difficult and harrowing situations in an effort to keep this community safe. They’re the true heroes of our community and the truth is that we probably don’t recognise that enough some times.

collapsed after would-be rescuer Dynegy Inc. backed out of an $8.4 billion takeover deal. (Enron filed for bankruptcy protection four days later.) Ten years ago: For a second straight day, Tiger Woods was unavailable to speak to the Florida Highway Patrol about an accident involving his SUV that sent him to the hospital with injuries. Five years ago: A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin, Texas, and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze before he died during a confrontation

with police. One year ago: President Donald Trump told the New York Post that a pardon for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “not off the table,” prompting critics to fear that Trump would use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. Today’s birthdays: Recording executive Berry Gordy Jr. is 90. Former Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., is 83. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is 82. Singersongwriter Bruce Channel is 79. Singer Randy Newman is 76.

CBS News correspondent Susan Spencer is 73. Movie director Joe Dante is 72. Former “Late Show” orchestra leader Paul Shaffer is 70. Actor Ed Harris is 69. Former NASA astronaut Barbara Morgan is 68. Country singer Kristine Arnold (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 63. Actor Judd Nelson is 60. Movie director Alfonso Cuaron (kwahr-OHN’) is 58. Rock musician Matt Cameron is 57. Actress Jane Sibbett is 57. Comedian Jon Stewart is 57. Actor/comedian Stephnie (cq) Weir is 52. Rhythm-andblues singer Dawn Robinson is 51. Actress Gina Tognoni

is 46. Hip-hop musician apl. de.ap (Black Eyed Peas) is 45. Actor Malcolm Goodwin is 44. Actor Ryan Kwanten is 43. Actress Aimee Garcia is 41. Rapper Chamillionaire is 40. Actor Daniel Henney is 40. Rock singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees) is 36. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 35. R&B singer Trey Songz is 35. Actorrapper Bryshere Gray is 26. Thought for today: “Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.” — William Cowper, English poet (1731-1800). - AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, November 28, the 332nd day of 2019. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On November 28, 1942, fire engulfed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing 492 people in the deadliest nightclub blaze ever. (The cause of the rapidly-spreading fire, which began in the basement, is in dispute; one theory is that a busboy accidentally ignited an artificial palm tree while using a lighted match to fix a light bulb.) On this date: In 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name. In 1861, the Confederate Congress admitted Missouri as the 12th state of the Confederacy after Missouri’s disputed secession from the Union. In 1905, Sinn Fein (shin fayn) was founded in Dublin. In 1919, American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began conferring in Tehran during World War Two. In 1964, the United States launched the space probe Mariner 4 on a course toward Mars, which it flew past in July 1965, sending back pictures of the red planet. In 1979, an Air New Zealand DC10 en route to the South Pole crashed into a mountain in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard. In 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was slain in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate. Sixties war protester Jerry Rubin died in Los Angeles, two weeks after being hit by a car; he was 56. In 2001, Enron Corp., once the world’s largest energy trader,


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inston’s perennial frown, and the grumpiness in his tone of voice are both becoming even sharper. Thus, even hardened media people used to his intemperate reaction to even their most benign questions are, wisely, taking precautions when interviewing him by wearing crash helmets and barb-resistant vests. Peters’ latest stoush with the Fourth Estate has featured NZ First’s recently discovered “slush” fund, whereby Winston and his acolytes were able to spend up big on items, it is claimed, which broke electoral law. Among the acquisitions – for the princely sum of $920 – a picture of lost sheep in a North Island paddock, which could be seen to have a significance unintended by the NZ First operative who made the purchase. For all I know he may, by now, himself have been put out to grass for inadvertently demeaning the Party and its illustrious, if irascible, leader. Other acquisitions, too, have raised eyebrows in high (and low) places and the finger of suspicion pointed at the leader of the third, and vital, strand of a current, creaky coalition to which we are all expected to

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kowtow. Winston’s fury at the suggestion of any breath of illegality in his foundation is of the titanic type and clearly a danger to himself and anyone else within a ten metre radius. So much so, I am almost sure l saw a hair out of place when he appeared on a recent edition of Newshub. He should beware of over-reaction. It can damage your health, (especially if you are well into your seventies). So, Peters is doing his volcanic imitations as he counters what he considers a slur on his squeaky-clean integrity, while others – albeit in a less excitable manner – discuss the justification, or otherwise, of the suppression of the name of the man found guilty of murdering Grace Millane. They also question the direction, from the Minister of Jus-

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tice, that Millane’s sexual track record should have been off limits to the accused’s defence. To me, neither of these quasi-legal rulings seem justified. Unpleasant as it may have been – and with the victim’s parents front and centre throughout the trial, it certainly must have been – if the defendant is to receive a fair trial, claimed flaws in the character and behaviour of the victim should surely be available for any defence lawyer to question. In a case like this Millane’s apparent sexual proclivities were highly relevant to the case. By the same token, the continuing suppression of the murderer’s name – a feature of New Zealand’s judicial system largely unknown overseas – is hard to justify. That the name is at once to be found on Google and other social media platforms, including a few in this country – was not a bit surprising. The Minister concerned, Andrew Little, is naive indeed if he thinks he can keep secret the name of a now world infamous killer in a case involving “rough” sex and sleaze. Finally, Parliament has now approved David Seymour’s End of Life Bill and it will go to a ref-

erendum to be tacked onto next year’s election voting papers. As the result was announced, Finance Minister Grant Robertson could be heard lamenting the fact the final decision could not be the one taken in Parliament. And how much I agree with him. Parliament should not be a place where only non-controversial matters are debated and decided upon. The MPs are just as much as our representatives when dealing with issues of significance, and their decisions should be final. Otherwise democracy is seen to rule only when opposition is minimal. As I noted in an earlier article, we should trust our MPs to make rational decisions and if we don’t care, either for them or their decisions, we vote them out of office at the first opportunity. Let democracy do its job! The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof.

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YOUR VIEW Mayoral car Reply to Mr Reveley. Why does the mayor not use his own car and be paid for council travel, just like the previous mayor had done? Perhaps the new mayor would like a new car so that he can drive around the district checking for potholes and driving through them, as some of us are doing, and consequently wrecking the new car, or is this asking too much? Dennis Lister


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Farmers urged to lodge hail claims By Heather Chalmers

covers and ensure you have the right protection in place,” Town said. Federated Farmers’ grains spokesman and Dromore farmer Brian Leadley said hail damage was widespread, “It affected an area from St Andrews through to Darfield and from the coast at Coldstream inland to Kirwee. “In some crops the damage is quite severe, depending on the growth stage of the crop.” Leadley said he had two adjacent paddocks of wheat at different growth stages. “While I haven’t done a full assessment yet, I have probably lost 15 to 20 per cent of yield from head damage in the early-sown wheat, but the other later-sown paddock should recover.” Fortunately, the weather had been drier since, limiting the risk of disease and fungal problems brought on by plant damage. Pea crops close to maturity, as well as emerging and tender crops such as potatoes and sweetcorn, were particularly susceptible to hail damage. “If you have lost the main stem, then you lose the plant. If you lose the leaves off the stem it will check the plant, but it will recover,” Leadley said.

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Mid Canterbury farmers with insurance cover are being urged to lodge a claim for crop and other damage as soon as possible, following last week’s severe hail storms. Insurer FMG said that, as at November 26, it had received 46 claims for wheat and 29 claims for other crops such as radish and linseed, damaged by hail. All wheat in New Zealand was insured at $225 a tonne under the United Wheatgrowers’ levy order, in a contract with FMG. Private insurance was also available for other crops. FMG national claims manager Emma Town said it was working hard to progress crop-related claims as quickly as possible and support its clients and the community “so that they can get back on track”. “For any of our clients still assessing damage to their property, we encourage them to lodge a claim with us as quickly as they can, as the sooner we receive it, the faster we can help. “These storms also act as a timely reminder for everyone, whether you’re insured with FMG or not, to check your insurance

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Wetlands are rich in biodiversity values and provide habitats for many species of plants and animals and Environment Canterbury is updating maps that identify the location of those wetlands in Canterbury. An updated map was released in May showing where wetlands may exist and it wants property owners to view those maps and provide feedback. Wetlands were identified through a desktop exercise and letters have been sent to property owners on whose properties these wetlands were identified. Over the past month changes to the map layer have been made to ensure the difference between wetlands has been aerially

identified and ground surveyed. Farmers can query the presence of a potential wetland and if it is confirmed they will be told what implications this might then have. Just 22 requests for a review of or deletion from the map have been made. As well as their value in biodiversity, wetlands play an important role in nutrient and sediment filtering, water quality, and flood control, so it is essential they are protected. Since European settlement in Canterbury, over 90 per cent of the region’s previously extensive freshwater natural wetlands have been lost along with about half of the coastal wetlands. Mapping these wetlands helps identify the remaining wetlands so work can begin towards protecting these.


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Reducing nitrogen leaching By Heather Chalmers

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Growing catch crops to soak up nitrogen from grazed winter forage paddocks is not only good for the environment, it is also a profitable exercise for farmers, says a researcher involved in Canterbury trials. Lincoln Agritech field research scientist Peter Carey said trials showed that winter-sown cereal catch crops reduced nitrate leaching by 20 to 40 per cent. Sowing a short-term crop such as oats, triticale, or Italian ryegrass, as soon as possible after cows had finished a winter forage crop of kale or fodderbeet was an effective way to capture nitrogen at a high-risk time for leaching. It was also profitable, providing extra feed for farmers. Traditionally, winter forage paddocks were often left fallow for three to five months post-grazing, posing a risk of nitrate leaching from animal urine patches. Losses from wintering systems have been measured at 50kg to 180kg/ ha, Carey said. Large-scale corporate dairy farmer Dairy Holdings is hosting a catch crop trial at its Rushtons’ Farm dairy support block near Mount Somers. Rushtons’ Farm carries young stock and heifers as well as wintering cows. DH agronomy manager Brent Davison said the business had been using catch crops for the past three years, preferring an oats and Italian ryegrass mix. “We have been getting six to 10 tonnes/ha off the oats at the first cut. “It is worthwhile economically, as well as from an environmental point of view,” Davison said. At Rushtons’ Farm a catch crop had been sown in early June and a second in mid-July. The earlier the crop was established, the greater the potential to reduce nitrate leaching, Carey told a field day at the property. “You need to have it in by August, but the earlier the better. “If you have an early kale crop, don’t hang around, get a catch

Inspecting an oats and Italian ryegrass mix catch crop at Rushtons’ Farm near Mount Somers are (from left), Dairy Holdings agronomy manager Brent Davison and contracting manager Clint Jordan, Brendon Malcolm and Shane Maley, both of Plant and Food Research, and Peter Carey of Lincoln Agritech. PHOTO SUPPLIED crop in and you will get the benefits. It also means you can harvest the catch crop sooner and go back into another winter forage crop or pasture. “Canterbury has had some milder, drier winters, so farmers and contractors are able to get the tractor out more often.” Figures based on trials also showed that adding a catch crop generated more income than growing a winter fodder crop alone, with returns of $1000 to $2000/ha net of expenses at 25 cents a kg of drymatter. “If you get a wet season and more leaching in the late winter/ spring period and don’t have anything to mop it up, a lot of the nitrate can disappear out of the bottom of the soil profile and end up in a stream or aquifer. “A winter grazing block may be 10 per cent of a farm, but represent 50 per cent of total nitrate leaching loss.”

When cow urine was deposited, it went through a process of mineralisation, becoming ammonium (NH4+) first, which bonds to the soil. “However, it doesn’t stay in this form very long.” Microbes in the soil turn this into nitrate (NO3-), the more mobile form of nitrogen, which isn’t held by the soil and is prone to leaching through the soil profile. If the timing was right, the crop would be growing and drawing up nitrogen as the soil started to warm and more of the ammonium was converting to nitrate. As the crop was using water, it was also reducing drainage, so the reduction in N leaching was because of both, Carey said. Direct drilling or minimal cultivation was the preferred method of establishment. Cultivation gave the catch crops a good start because of better germination rates from a better seed

bed, but also by stimulating the soil to produce more soil mineral nitrogen. Cultivation was more likely to be necessary after fodder beet, because of heavy soil compaction and pugging. Additional applied nitrogen may be required for the growing crop. “We are seeing, particularly on stony soils, a need for added nitrogen. “Once the crop starts growing it can be quite hungry for nitrogen and there may not be enough for maximum yield production,” Carey said. The project compared direct drilling, cultivation and leaving the trial sites fallow on farms with different soil types. Oats, triticale and Italian ryegrass were compared as catch crops, with oats achieving the highest yields. “We are finding that oats are dependable as they

are early germinating.” At a trial at Te Pirita last year, 12 tonne/ha of oats and 10 tonne/ ha of triticale was produced from a former kale paddock, sown on July 13 and harvested on November 22. Up to 220kg of nitrogen was removed in the crop, with no nitrogen applied. A slower start than 2018 meant yields were not at last year’s levels and harvesting was later, Carey said. Environment Canterbury was looking at the trial results, with a future update of Overseer to include a more comprehensive catch crops module to account for the reduction in N loss. The study was two years into a three-year Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund project, run by Lincoln Agritech in partnership with Plant and Food Research and supported by other companies and agencies.

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House lending risk may rise NZME There are early signs that house lending risk may be increasing again, the Reserve Bank says. That was one of the risks highlighted by the central bank as part of its six-monthly Financial Stability Report which looks at the risks to New Zealand’s banks, finance companies and insurance firms. The Reserve Bank decided to keep home lending restrictions on hold yesterday with no change to the loan to value ratios. The report said that household indebtedness remained high and some households faced particularly large debt burdens. “The risk of large housing losses has reduced somewhat over the past three years. House price inflation has slowed, particularly in Auckland, reducing the likelihood of a future sharp house price fall.” But it warned that vulnerabil-

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creasing again.” The central bank noted that house price growth had strengthened in recent months even with the restrictions and it was unclear how long this strength would persist. “There are also early signs that banks are easing mortgage lending standards in response to the low interest rate environment.” Data shows high LVR lending – those borrowing more than 80 per cent of the value for their own home or more than 70 per cent for an investment property – was the highest it has been in the three months to September 2019 compared to the same period in the prior three years. The report said household sector debt remained the largest single vulnerability to New Zealand’s financial system with household debt making up 60 per cent of bank lending and it growing at a rate of 6 per cent a year. Low interest rates have allowed people to service bigger mortgages and servicing ratios currently remained around the 20-year ratio average. “However, there is a risk that prolonged low interest rates will encourage new borrowers to take on excessive debt, exposing them to financial stress if they experience a loss of income, or if interest rates rise in the future.” The Reserve Bank report noted that a resurgence in the housing market would be particularly concerning if it came with an easing in bank lending standards and a rise in high-risk lending. While mortgage lending standards had been tightening at the banks that may be changing with Australian regulator APRA relaxing its rules on debt servicing test rates. “APRA regulations directly affect the four Australian-owned banks, and indirectly affect other banks through competition. This has contributed to a loosening of bank lending standards in New Zealand in the past few months, which has the potential to increase the supply of credit to the housing market.” The report said in the low interest rate environment it was not unrea-

sonable that banks should adjust their lending standards. “...but the effects of these changes will need to be monitored closely to ensure that they do not lead to an increase in vulnerabilities.” Overall, the Reserve Bank said the risks to New Zealand’s financial system remain elevated and more was required to ensure they were resilient over the longer term. Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr said the international risks to the financial system had increased. “Global growth has slowed amid continued uncertainty about the outlook for world trade.” Orr said this had resulted in reductions in long-term interest rates to historic lows, including in New Zealand.

The central bank was also committed to bolstering the resilience of the financial system and said bank capital buffers were key to helping banks absorb losses when faced with unexpected developments. The Reserve Bank is due to announce its final decision on increasing bank capital on December 5. Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand said good governance and robust risk management of financial institutions was also important. “Our recent reviews of banks and life insurers, and the number of recent breaches in key regulatory requirements, reinforces the need for financial institutions to improve their behaviour. We are engaging with industry to ensure that they strengthen their own assurance processes and controls.” Bascand said it had also reviewed its own supervisory strategy and would be taking a more intensive approach, which will involve greater scrutiny of institutions’ compliance. “Some life insurers have low solvency buffers over minimum requirements. Recent falls in longterm interest rates are putting further pressure on solvency ratios for some of these insurers.” Bascand said affected insurers were preparing plans to increase solvency ratios and were subject to enhanced supervisory engagement. “This highlights the need for insurers to maintain strong buffers, and insurer solvency requirements will be reviewed alongside an upcoming review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act.”

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Club news 14 Ashburton Guardian Altrusa International of Ashburton We continue with the upkeep of the Stillborn Memorial at the Ashburton Cemetery, initiated some years ago, which for some of us is a labour of love. Our Foot Clinic continues to provide a practical service, and we have donated funds raised to the Age Concern and Alzheimer’s organisations in Ashburton. We are looking towards Christmas, with our Christmas Tree of Remembrance which will be in the Arcade in December, giving people a chance to buy a star and write a message for someone they wish to remember at Christmas time. Children’s books are being collected, for local children at Christmas. At our Programme Meeting members enjoyed a chance to talk about their Christmas experiences. The Laos Mission School, through Elizabeth Hill, a past member, will benefit from our International Night dining experience. A Year Nine Innovation class at Ashburton College learnt about our non-profit organisation projects and enthusiasms, such as our assistance with the reading programmes of Pasifika at Ashburton College, AVAILLL and Boost in local primary schools in Ashburton and Methven.

Ashburton Bowling Club Ashburton Bowling Club members’ results and other pertinent matters for the past week or so, are as follows: On November 17 in the Histen Trophy Open Triples at Hampstead, Brent Mason as part of a composite team came 3rd with 3 wins, 26 ends, 60 points. At the Charene Trophy Women’s Fours at Allenton on November 22, Ashburton’s Leonie Spargo, Heather Goodall, Barbara Skilling, Wendy Herriott came 2nd, and in 3rd place were Ashburton’s Shirley Taylor, Judie Ryk, Margaret Watson, Kath Muir. Very well done, ladies!! On Saturday (23) we had our inhouse Quaich Trophy. Whilst layers were required, the weather was fine. 1st were C Bird, C Rooke, Alison Gibbs with 3 wins, 16 ends, +15 points, 2nd were M Anderson, Relda Prendergast, O Gray, with 2 wins, 1 draw, 14 ends, +5 points., and 3rd were J Smart, D Ross, R Suttie, with 2 wins, 13 ends, +7 points. A reminder for Lady Members that the Bowman Cup Ladies Fours at Ashburton BC will now be played on Monday December 16. Sadly this is due to the inclement weather resulting in postponement on November 11. Please consult with your skips if necessary. If you are coming to the club this Saturday 30, be mindful of possible traffic hick-ups and parking in the Domain, as the big fella is having a Parade in town! Good bowling everyone!

Ashburton Golf Club What a finish we had to the season long RMF Silva Cup we had last Saturday, we had a beautiful day, a glorious course, a big field and many of the players brought their A game. Dave Morrison thought he

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 had the Santa Marie Cup in the bag with a great nett 64 in the morning. Then Richard McKernan managed to knock the ball around the course in 74 shots playing off an 11 handicap and steal the cup from under Dave’s nose. Those two were both not still involved in the RMF Silva Cup, but the players who were, shot some great scores. Bruce Day, Greig Sparrow, Barry Jury and Tuffy Sa all shot nett 68’s and had to be separated on countback to sort out the minor places, but Tom Blacklow flew in from ninth place shooting a wonderful nett 66 to pick up the Club Sub thanks to RMF Silva, and Bruce picks up a nice new golf bag off Sega Golf for his second place. This cup has certainly become a major part of the Men’s season, everyone looks to which games are score counters, and it drags out the hardy golfers when the weather would normally have kept them at home. Across the season over 100 players have registered scores, so many thanks again to RMF Silva for your continued support. This Saturday is club closing day, we will be playing a mixed Canadian stableford round for the Smallbone Trophy. We have an early start time of 11am report for 11.30 start, this gives everyone a chance to play then go home, put on their glad rags and return for Presentation evening. Tickets for this are going fast, so if you haven’t already got yours give Dee or a board member a shout to make sure you don’t miss out on a great night. Coming up over the next few weeks, we have many great mixed days. Matt will be running one of his fun Pro shop days, we will have the Radius care Xmas salvers and kick off qualifying for the Property Brokers shootout, so make sure you get yourself down to the course for your golfing fix. See you around. Good golfing

Ashburton Horticultural Society President Trevor welcomed 15 members to our November meeting. After an enjoyable Pot Luck tea we held our monthly meeting. We ended the evening with a quiz on streets of Ashburton. Table Show results: Joy Jaine – 7 firsts, 3 seconds, 1 third, Pat Tarbotton – 4, 4, 1, John Hoogweg – 5, 2, 2, Rosemary Case - 4, 1, 1, Surrey Lamont – 1, 1, 2, Cyril – 1, 0, 0, Premier award went to Joy Jaine with a pink rose – Liverpool Echo The raffle was won by Brian Glassey Next meeting will be on Monday January 27, 2020 with guest speaker from Ashburton Contracting Landscaping at 7:30pm at the Sports Pavilion, Walnut Avenue. New members and visitors most welcome.

Ashburton MSA Petanque Club It has been a busy time for both players and organisers as our Club has hosted two major tournaments this month. First was the Clubs NZ tournament and

Lion Jim Young with Advance Ashburton Community Foundation executive officer Sandi Wood. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club President Lion Noel Lowe welcomed Lions 202J District Governor Kevin Bryson and his wife Glenys, Members and visitors to the November Meeting and called for a moments silence to remember those affected by the catastrophic Australian Bush Fires. Apologies were read by Lion Milner Jacob. Lion Joe Butchard reported on the progress of the Christmas Raffle and Lion Jim Martin outlined the programme for the Special Needs

Ashburton Bridge Club This wildly distributional hand from last Monday night received various opening treatments from dealer, East. 1 Club, 2 Club or 5 Club opening bid will all probably end with the same result – 5 Clubs. It is very difficult to bid a Club slam, 6 Clubs, with only 25 high card points between the East and West hands, although the shape of each hand individually makes them worth much more. Whether East is playing in either 5 Clubs or 6 Clubs, as long as the opening lead from South is not a Club, there is the possibility to make 7 Clubs, 13 tricks. On any lead other than a Club, declarer, East, cashes the Spade A in dummy, comes to his hand with either a Diamond or Heart ruff, plays the Spade 7, ruffed in dummy with the Club 9, eliminating the Spade loser from his own hand. He now returns to his hand with a Heart ruff, draws the defender’s trumps and still holds the spade K for the 13th trick. Of course, should South choose a Club as the opening lead, this line of play is not an option, and 6 Clubs, 12 tricks is the maximum available. East/West can also make 5 No Trumps, but it is not an easy contract to find. we were pleased to have 20 of our players take part in this along with players from Papanui and Timaru. The winner of the Triples was a Papanui team and runners up were Johnny Wright, Bev Attewell, and Peter Marriott from Ashburton. Plate winners were Karen and Neville Bensdorp and Richard Browne and runners up were Carolyn White, Shelagh Field, and Jonathan Crum all from Ashburton The Doubles were held on the second day and was won by a Timaru team, and Karen and Neville Bensdorp were runners up. The Bowl runners up were Madeline and Garry Kilgour, and the Saucer winners were Shirley Cant and Colin Jones, with the runners up being Shelagh Field and Mick Little. The singles were held on the third day and was won by a Papanui player with Bev Attewell from Ashburton being runner up. Shelagh Field won the plate and Nicky Foden was runner up, both from Ashburton Bowl winner was Jonathan Crum and Allen Moore was runner up. Both players also from Ashburton. A very successful weekend for our players. This last weekend we hosted the S.I. Senior doubles and 16 couples took part, coming from Papanui, Christchurch, Timaru, Caversham, Dunedin City, and Alexandra. We had 7 players taking part and the event was won by a couple from Alexandra. While our players didn’t make it into the top 8 they did make those they were playing against work hard for their points with sometimes only losing a game by one point. A good effort all round. And no tournament can be a success without the helpers working behind the scenes. A big thank you to them. This weekend we have 4 of our players

Day to be held at the Tinwald Domain on Thursday December 5. Trish Mably read grace and a very pleasant meal followed. District Governor Kevin Bryson gave a talk on all aspects of Lions, locally, Nationally and Internationally, stressing the need for diversity in both membership and projects a theme promoted by International President Dr Jung Yul Choi. He also spoke of the great work done around the world by the Lions club International Foundation in areas of sight, Diabetes, Measles, Youth and Disaster Relief. Governor Kevin then presented service chevrons to several Pakeke Members for service to the Club between 20 years and 40 years and to Lion Graeme Neale for 45 years of service. Lion Dave Bennett thanked Kevin on behalf of the Club and presented him with the Club Banner. Lion Jim Martin then introduced the speaker Sandi Wood, Executive Officer for Advance Ashburton Community Foundation and she gave an enthusiastic and passionate insight into the work that this organisation does in our local Community. This philanthropic organisation operates by building a permanent fund from bequests and private donations and 4.26 million has been distributed to Local Community causes to date, to such recipients as the academic Chair at our Ashburton Hospital to develop and enhance Rural training, research and development for young medical professionals to assist in the drive to have young doctors to come and work in rural areas. Also the Boost Literacy Fund which improves literacy in Primary School Children now catering for 175 local children and other various projects. Sandy was thanked by Lion Jim Young and presented with a certificate of appreciation. Raffles were drawn and the Tailtwister Lion Robert Spencer entertained all present with various fines he extracted from members. The singing of the National Anthem concluded the evening.

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taking part in the Canterbury team to play in the Tri Star. We wish Jan Guilford, Karen and Neville Bensdorp and Richard Browne all the best. Our last official playing day for the year is Sunday 15th December and we start the New Year on Tuesday January 7.

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On November 13 the Ashburton Toastmasters club hosted the area competition, with clubs participating being Alpine (Timaru), Liffey, Lincoln Research and Ashburton. We started with a warm-up speech by Basil about wine tasting. Basil is a superb speaker (and the chief judge for the evening). Next came the area D5 Humorous speech contest: Sonya Scott - “The gift horse” (about a haunted car). Marie Muhl - “Be careful what you wish for” (being a vet), 2nd place winner. Helen Pidwerbesky - “Love is all you need” (Wedding story). Barb Curran - “Not for sissies” (School camp), 3rd place winner. Chris Gregg - “The noble male” (family holiday from the male perspective). And our very own Rebecca Perkins “Worry” - 1st place winner. We had a break and then the area D5 Table Topics (impromptu speaking) contest. The question was: “If you could spend an afternoon with a famous person, living or dead, who would you pick?” Participants were: Sandra McLean - 1st place, Grey Walsh, Christopher Gregg Alanna Hollier (Ashburton Toastmasters) - 3rd place, Paddy Tollan - 2nd place, Banny Hayes, Dave Moore. Great evening and wonderful speakers. Congrats to all participants. If you compete in a contest you are already a winner

Mid Canterbury Ladies Friendship Club President Avis Kingsland welcomed members to the November meeting. After the National Anthem had been sung, members stood for one minute in memory of Mary Leighton who passed away recently. Birthdays and Anniversaries were celebrated. A letter from Ronald McDonald House was read thanking the Club for the cleaning products that had been donated to them. The mini speaker was Noeline Inch who told of her visit to Buckingham Palace, the ticket had been purchased in New Zealand. Bags were checked and ear plugs given for the commentary. Into the main grand hall and up the staircase, the Green Room, Throne Room (where the raised dais is located) and on to the Blue Room. The State Dining Room is magnificent, seating 46 people around the table. There was also the Tapestry Room, Picture Room, Marble Room and Gallery. The portraits are huge, chandeliers magnificent and there was gold everywhere. As well there are 350 clocks/watches, it takes two people to look after them. After morning tea Michael from ‘Open Spaces’ Ashburton Domain told of his job. They are removing the annuals. The annuals are grown in their nursery, they have up to 35,000 plants. In the summer they like to have soft colours but some prefer bright colours. The seed order for

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next spring has to be done now. They keep the tulip bulbs for two years. Not much spray is used. There are 12 staff members in a team. Landscape architects are drawing up plans for the Domain, then the public will be able to make submissions. Michael was thanked for his presentation. Next meeting is a special bus trip to Sheffield for a festive Christmas meal. President Avis closed the meeting with the thought for the month – “Good friends are like bras, supportive, never leave you hanging, make you look good and always close to the heart.”

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President Don McLeod welcomed a number of partners to a recent meeting. He advised of the Club Christmas function to be on Tuesday December 10 at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, there will be dinner and a Variety Theatre Ashburton Cabaret. The three minute speaker was David Stewart. He told of growing up on a farm at Greenstreet with three sisters. David left school and only ever wanted to farm. He later suggested to his father that dairying was the way to go. The dairy farm, now being farmed by his sons (David says he is now the “boy”), is developing pivot irrigation, has a barn for wintering cows and supplies milk, including winter milking. John Rickard introduced his London-based son David who was one of the club’s Young Achievers in 2005. David has been based in London for the last 18 years having trained as an architect at Auckland University and studied art in Milan for two years. David is now an artist working on conceptual installations. He is visiting Ashburton to install and launch his exhibition, Echoes from the Sound Barrier, at the Ashburton Art Gallery, opening on November 28. David told the club he became a fulltime artist 10 years ago, and is associated with galleries in London and Venice and has worked in several cities throughout Europe. David’s work explores responses to the built environment, the perception of space, our relationship to place etc. His installations have explored these themes and have involved half tonne clay balls dropped from various height buildings into a public square and aluminium contaminant collected, melted down and reformed into a cube sculpture on a redeveloped steelworks site. Some installations are shown in one place, dismantled and shown again in other locations. Another involved locating the four corners of the world – in Mozambique, Brazil, Western Australia and the Makemo Atoll – and photographing two sticks at right angles at each place. The photographs were then put together to create an illustration of the world’s four corners. David has also produced a book, “The End”, which simply documents over 300 predictions of the end of the world. David said his original training as an architect has been very useful in his art work. A number of questions from members followed David’s address and he was ably thanked by Ivan Blain. Thought for the Week – Rodger Letham “Well-behaved women rarely make history”.

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Stellar line up for ASB Classic NZME Five Grand Slam singles champions feature in a remarkable ASB women’s Classic field that would surely rank as the strongest in the tournament’s history. Sure, there have been years when all eight seeds have been ranked inside the world’s top 30, but never has there been the number of star power drawcards that will be on show in 2020, and who could all rightfully claim to be the headline act. There are 164 WTA singles titles among the field and all but three players have won a tournament. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki is back for her sixth appearance and at No 37 in the rankings, will be the sixth seed in singles. A handful of the biggest names had already been revealed with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu the top seed at No 5 in the WTA rankings, having made the final last January as a qualifier. She went on to win the WTA premier title in Indian Wells in March and another title in Toronto before her stunning US Open triumph over Serena Williams. Williams, with 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, suffered a second-round exit in her only previous appearance in Auckland in 2017, but she went on to win the Australian Open, her last major triumph. The American, at No 10 in the rankings, will be the second seed. Fifteenth ranked Croatian Petra Martic has had a superb season and the 28-year-old will be the third seed in Auckland. She

reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros and the fourth round at both the US Open and Wimbledon. Martic won her first tour title in Istanbul in April. Eighteen-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, at No 24 in the rankings, will be the fourth seed. She is repaying the faith shown by tournament director Karl Budge when as a wildcard, she reached the quarter-finals in January. Anisimova made the French Open semifinals in Paris in June. Two-time defending champion Julia Goerges, at No 28 in the rankings, will be the tournament’s fifth seed and despite the incredible competition, will be a strong contender to three-peat on a centre court she cherishes more than most. While 15-year-old American Coco Gauff is bound to be centre of attention given her meteoric rise following her run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, another young American, Catherine (Cici) Bellis, is the seventh seed. The 20-year-old has used her protected ranking of 43 to get into the tournament after spending more than a year off the tour with career-threatening elbow and wrist injuries. Bellis is a former WTA Tour newcomer of the year. There is a welcome addition from France with former world number four Caroline Garcia playing in Auckland for the first time. The 26-year-old has slipped to 46 in the rankings and will be unseeded. She is a class act however and has won seven WTA singles titles, most recently in Nottingham in June.

Former world No1. Caroline Wozniacki will be back in Auckland for a sixth time in January. French 2017 Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, ranked 44, rediscovered her best form towards the end of the season, reaching the final of Linz last month where she lost to Gauff. Ostapenko played in Auckland for the first time as a wildcard six months before winning her first grand slam title in Paris. 54th ranked Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 US Open and 2009 French Open champion, completes the list of five Grand Slam singles champions in the draw. Kuznetsova’s younger compatriot Daria Kasatkina appears in Auckland for the first time. The

CLUB NEWS From P4 The Lions Club of Ashburton – Publicity November 2019. Our club meeting for November featured Sandy Wood, from Advance Ashburton as our guest speaker. Her detailed insight to the aspirations of both giving and receiving to the local community, was extremely well received. The proposed visit to Ashburton Food Processing will be held at a later date. Three new members will be inducted at the December meeting. David Groves, sponsor Philip Kerr, and Chris Barham, sponsor Murray Bonnington, will be welcomed into our Club at our December meeting as well as Ash Shah, sponsor David Stewart, to be another welcome member to our Club. The 3 minute speech was delivered by Chrissy Milne who gave a full and colourful insight into her busy life. Forthcoming events include – Christmas lights visit to the well-known Van Tongeren family home Thursday December 19 from 7.30 onwards. Thanks David and family. Our December meeting will also serve as an end of year function with a Christmas theme. This is a wives and partners night and will include a Christmas fare menu, entertainment by the Variety Theatre led by Gavin Templeton and members. Santa will attend and rumour has it he may bring his guitar and sing too! Lions members are asked to bring 2 small gifts marked male and/or female to exchange on the night. Christmas dress in red, green and white colours is encouraged. Two recent events include a visit to Dot’s Castle in Oamaru and attendance at the Simon O’Neill and Woolston Brass Band concert. Both were most successful. Our annual South Island Motorhome Show takes place Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1 at the Ashburton A&P Showgrounds. Our plan-

the tournament in Shenzhen in China, which has a prize pool of $US650,000 compared to Auckland’s $US250,000. In Andreescu and Gauff, the ASB Classic has attracted the two players who generated the biggest stories in women’s tennis this year. The later start date of January 6 for the main draw is no doubt going to see increased interest from spectators on the first two days, when only six main draw matches will be played on centre court. Given the quality of this field assembled, Budge should achieve his goal of a tournament sellout.

22-year-old broke into the world’s top 10 a year ago but has endured a difficult 2019 season and is currently without a coach. Kasatkina is a tremendous talent who won the French Open junior title in 2015, and will be a tournament dark horse with her ranking of 69. The entry cut-off is an impressive 82, with American Taylor Townsend rounding out the list of direct acceptances. It’s remarkable considering there are two further 32-draw WTA tournaments with much bigger prize pools in the Brisbane International, a premier level event which carries a $US1.5 million purse, and

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ning committee is looking for folk that have retro caravans that they would like to display over the weekend. For further details contact Rex on 0273255349. Our Club wishes Seasons Greetings to all our members, fellow Lions, and the wider community.

The Plains Ladies Friendship Club The Plains Ladies met for the final time this year on Monday November 25 at the Doris Linton lounge at the RSA. Jeanette welcomed everyone looking very festive with her Christmas adornments. Of course there was a Christmas theme. Seated in groups of six with pretty Christmas decorations all around the room there was lots of enthusiastic chatter. Once the formal part of the meeting had been conducted and notices given we were ready for entertainment. The committee regaled us with lots of hilarious Christmas themed jokes interspersed with music played by Pearce Watson until it was time for morning tea. Christmas mince pies were the order of the day. Once fortified we returned to the hall for the Christmas Quiz. The questions were thought provoking and had some of us scratching our heads. Some needed a few extra clues to be given before we got the answer, and of course some we did not know the answer to. It was lots of fun and the winning groups were rewarded with a Chocolate Father Christmas. The Raffles were drawn and Jeanette reminded us that the successful coffee mornings will continue on December 9 and January 13. The morning concluded with Jeanette and the committee wishing everyone a very enjoyable and safe Festive season.

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Tough weekend for juniors By Matt Markham

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Mid Canterbury’s junior representative cricket sides had a mixed bag of results in matches at the weekend with only the Under 15 side tasting success in four matches across the day. The Year 7, Year 8, Under 15 and Under 17 sides were all in action but for most it was a tough day at the office. Playing in Pleasant Point, the Under 15 side took on South Canterbury and won the toss and elected to bat first in their 50-over match. A 40-run opening partnership between George Robins and Jack Irwin set a good platform for the green and golds with Irwin going on to reach 42 before he was eventually trapped LBW in the 29th over. With a solid platform, Mid Canterbury would have hoped to put together a strong total, but aside from a 43 from Patrick Currie, a number of batsmen failed to get going and they were eventually all out for 170 in the 42nd over. In reply, South Canterbury were in trouble early, losing two quick wickets, but their middle order stuck to the task and began compiling the runs. At 148-7 they were in a good position to get the win, but some slick tail end bowling saw them rolled for for 158th in the final over of the match. Toby Robinson was the chief destroyer for the Mid Canterbury side, taking 4-20 off his five overs while Jack Middleton and Nicholas Stringer each chipped in with two wickets. Back in Ashburton, the Under 17 side

also took on South Canterbury and, like their junior counterparts, also took the bat after winning the toss. After a strong start including a solid 61 from Devon Flannery, Mid Canterbury would have been disappointed to have lost their final five wickets for 14 runs as they made it through to 162. With the ball in hand, Mic Canterbury took frequent wickets but struggled to stem a strong run-rate as South Canterbury managed to run down the total inside 40 overs with three wickets to spare. Angus Jemmett and Millar Newlands took two wickets each for the home side. In Year 8 action, Mid Canterbury took on Canterbury Country in Ashburton. The visitors batted first and scored 184/7 off their 40 overs with Blake Robinson claiming two wickets from his six overs with the ball. In reply, Mid Canterbury were rolled for 153 although a 97-run partnership between Robinson (48) and Tom McKenzie (55) gave them a good chance at one stage of the match. In the Year 7 match, which was also in Ashburton and also against Canterbury Country, it was a tough day for the Mid Canterbury lads who were rolled for 56 when chasing down a total of 188. Representative cricket returns again this weekend when local sides take on Canterbury Country development sides in Ashburton while the Under 15 and Under 17 sides take on the same teams but in Darfield and Southbridge respectively.

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A good New Zealand cricket win, spoiled By Hamish Bidwell RNZ

A memorable New Zealand Test cricket win has been spoiled. Worse still, an international sportsman’s view of this country has been tarnished as well. The racial abuse levelled at England cricketer Jofra Archer, at Mount Manganui’s Bay Oval this week, is a stain on our collective reputations and has absolutely taken the shine off events on the field. Starting with Brendon McCullum, and now under Kane Williamson, the Black Caps cricket team play in a manner that makes New Zealanders proud and represents who we like to think we are as people. The team are honest, hardworking and humble. Whether they win or lose, they always conduct themselves well. They don’t whinge and they don’t abuse. They try very hard, and they clearly care, but they always remain respectful of their opponents. Monday’s innings and 65-run victory over England represented the Black Caps at their best. Maybe Kane Williamson, Tom Latham and Trent Boult would make a combined New Zealand-England XI, but that’s about

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The rest of them appear to be world class team-mates and produce world class effort, but you wouldn’t describe them as world class players. But boy do they contribute. Almost all of them could feel they played a part in winning at Bay Oval, by playing the kind of com-

mitted but fair cricket that’s become their calling card. Opponents and visiting pundits might overlook their qualities, but the rest of us don’t. Or didn’t, until Archer took to social media and said he’d been abused by a fan. I attended a day of the match in a social capacity. It was hot, the

cricket a little slower than some fans could stomach, and people were well lubricated. One or two clearly didn’t get the concept of England’s travelling fans, either. The Barmy Army are getting on a bit now and, while their numbers swell and average age plummets on big overseas tours such as the Ashes, the group assembled at Bay Oval were quiet and unobtrusive on the whole. But, again, that appeared lost on the odd fan, who’d clearly arrived expecting or wanting a confrontation. The Barmy Army are witty and good natured and an asset to cricket, but people still associate noise or vocal support for abuse. These misguided folk don’t have the repertoire of songs the English fans do, so settle for calling people names and hoping to get a laugh from their mates. Only it’s not funny. It’s cringeworthy, at best. Mostly it’s just offensive and Archer was right to be hurt. Honestly, how many people at the ground over the five days were there just to see Archer? I know I was. Few things excite in sport quite like a genuinely fast bowler and Archer is among the very best

exponents in the world. He’s also a stylish batsman, brilliant fieldsman and just a good all round advertisement for the game. So who polices those fans who lack the ability to treat opposing players with the same respect the Black Caps do? Is it fellow spectators? Maybe. But how many of us would really have the nerve to confront someone in that situation? It’s not like you can appeal to their better nature; after all, they are actively abusing a man for the colour of his skin. The best we can hope for here is that Archer still feels safe in New Zealand and is happy to take the field, during the second Test at Hamilton’s Seddon Park. Sadly, the damage to New Zealand’s reputation is done, though. Of all the things we’d like to be known for, recent events such as this and the Christchurch mosque shootings cast the country in an unfavourable light. People should be able to live here or visit here without fear of abuse, or worse. The fact they’re not is actually quite distressing. It’s also taken the gloss off a cricket game that really ought to have left us feeling proud.


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Growing the love of karate By Heather Mackenzie

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A strong commitment to karate is what prompted husband and wife Thorsten and Jacqui Windhorst to open Ashburton’s Jion International Karate Dojo. The duo ran a successful Karate Dojo in their home country of Germany for seven years, so when head Sensei Thorsten and wife Jacqui moved to Ashburton, it seemed a natural progression to start a school here too. The first members were a couple of their daughter’s friends, but in no time word spread and 12 years on the club boasts over 70 members across a wide age range. An increase in numbers is not the only thing the club should be proud of. Sensei Thorsten and the other instructors can also boast about some pretty successful members, past and present. Since the club’s beginning a number of members have been successful at national level and went on to represent New Zealand at Oceania competitions, all the way to Commonwealth Games level. Jacqui said the club is currently focusing on a couple of events, the club summer camp and the upcoming grading.

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After a gap of three years, the summer camp is begin held again at the Mt Hutt Retreat at the end of January. “Our last camp was three years ago, so it is definitely time to get together again for some team building activities,” she said.

“Ideally we would like all our members to attend, including our youth/adult group. To date we have 35 children registered and at least three parent helpers.” Thorsten, Jacqui and their daughter will also be attending the camp.

Fundraising for the camp is well under way, with fundraising efforts including a sponsored walk around Lake Hood. “We wanted our younger members to be involved with fundraising by challenging themselves on a 10km sponsored walk. Each

child was asked to raise at least $10 on the walk.” Fifteen children, some as young as five, took part in the twice around Lake Hood circuit. Accompanying the walkers were five parents and one assistant instructor, 17-year-old Leanne Walsh. “We started close to the Lake House. After one circuit there was a snack and drink break before setting off for the second lap. With a little encouragement from my husband and the parent supporters, the children completed the walk in under four hours.” Club grading will be held in mid-December. Belt progression grading, also known as Kyu grading, is the first to take place over two days. This is where students are looking to move up the ladder with respect to their belt colour. Two days later is the Dan grading. “We have four of our students taking part this year,” Jacqui said. “Two of them are looking to gain Junior Grade level and the other two are hoping to gain their One Dan which is black belt level.” 2020 will be rounded off nicely for the club with their annual Christmas Dojo presentation awards on December 17.

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Aussies apologise to World Rugby for behaviour NZME Michael Cheika’s sendoff from the Wallabies after the World Cup has taken a nosedive. Rugby Australia has taken the extraordinary step of apologising to World Rugby bosses over the Wallabies’ behaviour in Japan. RA’s Kiwi chief executive Raelene Castle wrote an apology to World Rugby after it “expressed concerns about the behaviour of

some members of the Wallabies set-up, including head coach Michael Cheika”, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. They said Castle was made aware of issues by the Japan organising committee and top rugby officials. Castle and Cheika had a rocky relationship which involved a heated argument at the Australian embassy in Japan. The report said that Cheika’s

“surly” behaviour towards World Rugby and an “us-against-them” attitude trickled down to other members of the Aussie camp. The written apology related to incidents and public comments which upset the hosts and rugby bosses. The organising committee regarded the Wallabies as among the most difficult teams to deal with. Cheika made some bitter pub-

lic complaints during the tournament, over a three-week suspension on wing Reece Hodge and a penalty for a high ball carry by Samu Kerevi against Wales. “If there is one bloke World Rugby is not listening to it’s me … no matter what language I spoke to them in,” Cheika said after the first incident. The Kerevi situation led him to say: “As a rugby player, a former player, I am embarrassed.”

Australia crashed out in the quarter-finals, beaten heavily by England, and Cheika quit the job. “I think it’s no secret that I’ve pretty much got no relationship with the CEO and not much with the chairman (Cameron Clyne),” Cheika said. Castle did not fire back at the time, instead thanking Cheika for his service. New Zealander Dave Rennie is the new Wallaby coach.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

■■RED TERROR

For sale, but still winning A win last week for Red Terror, who is currently for sale on gavelhouse.com, further boosted his appeal and took his earning’s past the $55,000 mark. A tough performance over 2500m at Thursday’s Manawatu meeting saw Red Terror celebrating his seventh career victory to go with seven runner-up finishes. The decision to sell is a matter of room for owners, former Mid Cantabrians, Scott Dickson and Lydia Pickford. “He is now rated at 59 and we have a number of other horses in this grade,” Pickford said. “The reality is we don’t really want four or five horses all in the one race going forward so he’s on the market unreserved.” With the grass circuit set to ramp up, Red Terror looks capable of hitting the ground running for his new connections and Pickford is thrilled with how he’s pulled up. “Terror has pulled up in great order after his win last week, he looks absolutely fantastic and still has more wins in store.” Red Terror is a son of Mach Three is from the hardy American 1.51.6 mare Ann Other Porsche who won on 35 occasions.

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Red Terror won at Manawatu last week and is currently for sale from the stable of former Mid Canterbury horseman, Scott Dickson. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has a few races in consideration for smart two-year-old Not An Option. The winner of his only raceday start at Counties, Not An Option won a trial at Cambridge on Tuesday over 800m and looks one of the early lamplighters amongst the juvenile division. “I was really happy with his trial,” Pike said. “He relaxed pretty nicely, almost too well. “He has become a very relaxed colt, which is good to see going forward. “He showed a really good turn of foot when he did get clear to win quite comfortably. I was impressed with him.” The Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Trentham on December 7 is a possible target for the colt. “We are going to see how he pulls up. That’s in 10 days’ time which is going to come up quick enough but it looks like a nice race for him at Wellington. “His short term goal will be the Eclipse Stakes on New Year’s Day into the Karaka Million. It is probably just finding a link run that is best suitable in between.” – NZ Racing Desk

Forbury Park harness Today at Forbury Park

Forbury Park Trotting Club Inc Venue: Forbury Park Meeting Date: 28 November 2019 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 5, 6 and 7 1 5.20pm (NZT) NZ HORSE TRANSPORT LTD TROT $7500, 2yo+ r40-r44, non-winners, stand, 2200m 1 93874 Pat The Monkey (1) fr.....................R McIlwrick 2 40508 Ayutthaya (2) fr..............................L McKay (J) 3 0x906 Dream Of Pat (3) fr...................... B Williamson 4 28387 Cuddly Trouble (4) fr.................... N Williamson 5 954x9 Jaccka Josh (5) fr..............................B Barclay 6 00x67 Sage Trouble (U1) fr..............................A Beck 7 5P00x Mickey Jay (U2) fr........................M Williamson 8 609 Muscle Power (U3) fr............................ A Clark 2 5.45pm RICOH PACE $8250, r40-r55, stand, 2700m 1 84624 Kotare Elite (1) fr........................... C Ferguson 2 07863 Wolf West (2) fr..................................B Orange 3 63x38 Allandale (3) fr............................. B Williamson 4 55598 Ivana Legacy (4) fr............................A Armour 5 24422 Bound To Impress (5) fr................... J Versteeg 6 36857 Woodlea Explorer (6) fr...............M Williamson 7 0090x Sounds Bettor (7) fr...........................B Barclay

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Tony Pike aims big

8 86370 Man I’m Good (U1) fr.............................A Kyle 3 6.11pm DUNEDIN CITY MOTORS MOBILE PACE $8250, r45-r60,r61-r65 w/c., mobile, 2200m 1 10x82 Bettors Atom (1) fr......................... C Ferguson 2 44178 Vigoroso (2) fr.............................. M Hurrell (J) 3 3x885 Notaword (3) fr..................................A Armour 4 9x437 Bettors Highlight (4) fr.......................B Barclay 5 40x17 Bella Sara (5) fr.................................B Orange 6 347x0 Gabby’s Star (6) fr....................... B Williamson 7 18465 Rah De Rah (7) fr........................M Williamson 8 4131x Parama (8) fr E Barron (J,........................... Cl) 4 6.36pm YALDHURST HOTEL HANDICAP TROT $8250, r45-r70 discrhcp, stand, 2200m 1 71x25 Horse Of Course (1) fr....................R McIlwrick 2 66745 The Night Sweats (2) fr.....................B Orange 3 42233 Crusher Collins (U1) fr................ N Williamson 4 38464 That’s The Story (1) 10M............. B Williamson 5 19x91 Gazza Galleon (2) 10M...............M Williamson 6 24x41 Abby May (3) 10M......................... C Ferguson 7 71611 Whatwillbeewillbee (U1) 20M..............J W Cox 5 7.01pm SPK INDUSTRIES FILLIES & MARES MOBILE

PACE $7250, non-winners 3yo+ f&m., mobile, 2200m 1 x6823 Clifton Jessie (1) fr........................L McKay (J) 2 4970P Phoebe’s Delight (2) fr.................... B McLellan 3 30x32 Delight (3) fr......................................B Orange 4 6 Nikasa (4) fr.......................................B Barclay 5 7 Moana (5) fr........................................K Larsen 6 8x807 Southern Belle (6) fr..............................A Beck 7 66645 Major Menace (7) fr....................... C Ferguson 8 3 Barika (8) fr................................. N Williamson 9 95364 With The Stars (21) fr................... M Hurrell (J) 10 x9028 Tuapeka Jessie (22) fr................. B Williamson 11 08 Smirk Free (23) fr........................M Williamson 12 44590 Deja Blue fr......................................Scratched 6 7.26pm DUX THINK HOT WATER MOBILE PACE $7250, non-winners 3yo+., mobile, 2200m 1 400 Mack Sheer (1) fr...............................B Barclay 2 33664 The Naenae Express (2) fr....................A Beck 3 00673 Jacks Anne (3) fr.........................M Williamson 4 7098 Leconte (4) fr........................... S Tomlinson (J) 5 8x302 Lucas Hood (5) fr...........................R McIlwrick 6 4475 Hokuri Platter (6) fr............................B Orange

7 8 The Night Watchman (7) fr.......... N Williamson 8 00 Carter (8) fr................................... J R Bennett 9 Dion Robyn (21) fr................................A Milne 10 94728 Top Pocket Chance (22) fr...................... K Butt 11 66590 Forty Wives (23) fr....................... B Williamson 12 0 Makara (U1) fr.....................................J W Cox 7 7.51pm NEXT RACE MEETING 6TH DECEMBER MOBILE PACE $7500, r40-r44., mobile, 2200m 1 670x0 Coolhand Easton (1) fr......................B Orange 2 05633 Running On Empty (2) fr...................B Barclay 3 05693 Ideal Asset (3) fr.....................................C Butt 4 46504 Shindal (4) fr...................................R McIlwrick 5 82370 First Son (5) fr......................... S Tomlinson (J) 6 0x70x It’s All Over Now (6) fr.................. M Hurrell (J) 7 29848 Dreaminsover (7) fr..................... B Williamson 8 80089 My Nikayla (8) fr..................................... K Butt 9 75836 Tetrick (21) fr................................. C Ferguson 10 50775 Ellnbac (22) fr................................. B McLellan 11 8P09x Playboy Prince (23) fr..................M Williamson 12 60900 Eja Patron (24) fr.................................J W Cox Pacifiers on : It’s All Over Now (R7)

Pacifiers off : Mickey Jay (R1), Woodlea Explorer (R2) LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated, U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {C.cl} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS: Race 1: Pat The Monkey, Jaccka Josh, Sage Trouble, Cuddly Trouble Race 2: Ivana Legacy, Wolf West, Sounds Bettor, Bound To Impress Race 3: Parama, Rah De Rah, Bettors Atom, Bettors Highlight Race 4: Gazza Galleon, Crusher Collins, Whatwillbeewillbee, Horse Of Course Race 5: Delight, Clifton Jessie, Barika, Tuapeka Jessie Race 6: Lucas Hood, The Naenae Express, Leconte, Mack Sheer Race 7: Running On Empty, Coolhand Easton, Tetrick, Eja

8 03567 Come Back Tiger th (2) 56.............. A Calder 9 6x859 En Soie d (9) 54...........................C Lammas 10 47705 Dudewithattitude th (3) 54................S Collett 7 6.18pm CHESTERS PLUMBING & BATHROOMS 1200 $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 24521 Ihu d (6) 59.......................................J Riddell 2 4317x Bahamas 58.................................. Scratched 3 01078 Way Above d (2) 58.......................... T Harris 4 x4881 Bothered d (13) 57.5........................S Collett 5 768x7 Iffindoubt (1) 57.5................. T Yanagida (a2) 6 1 Only In Jakarta td (3) 57.................. S Spratt 7 23x1x Snitz Of Time d (14) 56.5 8 x8507 First Rock d (8) 55.5................... L Satherley 9 1 Megeve d (4) 55.5.......................M Coleman 10 321 Romantic Lady d (10) 55.5............... C Grylls 11 x7102 Showboat (9) 55.5 12 20x1 Showoroses d (7) 55.5.................... A Calder 13 16x06 Olivia (11) 55.5...................................R Elliot 14 070x0 Eridani (15) 54 15 706x9 Garados d (12) 56...............S Weatherley (a) 16 x000x Socially Excited dm (5) 56 Emergencies: Garados, Socially Excited Blinkers on : Sheeznoteasy (R1), Clever Approach (R3), Inconceivable, Patsys Lad (R4), Zouluminous (R5), Master Painton, Polzeath (R6), First Rock (R7) Blinkers off : Sagunto (R2), Rio Belle (R3), Way Above (R7) Winkers off : Deshi (R1) LEGEND: Runner Form b - Beaten favourite at last start c - Won at this distance on this course

d - Won at this distance on another course h - Home track m - Won in heavy going t - Won at track X - Spell of three months Race Information hcp - handicap mdn - maiden nmw - no metropolitan wins, opn - open r80 - rating 3yo - nominated age 3yo & up - nominated age and up, 3yo f - nominated age and type 3 & 4yos - combined age groups c&g - colts and geldings cg&e - colts, geldings and entires e&g - entires and geldings f&m - fillies and mares hwt - high weight sw - set weight swp - set weights and penalties spa - set weights, penalties and allowances wfa - weight for age wlt - welter weight wfp - weight for age with penalties and allowances SELECTIONS: Race 1: Holsty, Hunter Villain, Burton, Couturiere, Foo An Songs Race 2: Stilton, Sagunto, Lake Superior, Beau Jeu, Sir Aglovale Race 3: Clever Approach, Kajino, Hosel Rocket, Justa Boy Bullseye, Takeiteasy Race 4: Lochwinnoch, Silver Lake, Atlanta Georgia, Ambitious Showgirl, Dawnlight Race 5: Amal Rose, Zouluminous, Red Hussar, Riverfalls, Zakalicious Race 6: Vichy, Nasha Riva, Master Painton, Farm Boy, Polzeath

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Tauranga gallops Today at Tauranga

Racing Tauranga Venue: Tauranga Meeting Date: 28 November, 2019 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 5, 6 and 7 1 2.38pm (NZT) CHEMWASH 1200 $10,000, MDN, 1200m 1 2533 Burton (2) 58.5................................V Colgan 2 23x2 Holsty b (10) 58.5 3 5x36x Hunter Villain b (11) 58.5............. D Johnson 4 x0024 Foo An Songs (1) 58.5...................J Waddell 5 46x Deshi (9) 58.5...................... T Yanagida (a2) 6 x68x0 Master Oakleigh (4) 58.5........C Burdan (a3) 7 Envied (7) 57................................... A Calder 8 9634x Shipshape b (12) 56.5...................... S Spratt 9 7700x Sheeznoteasy h (8) 56.5..............T Thornton 10 6 Couturiere (3) 55.........................M Coleman 11 Communique (6) 55............S Weatherley (a) 12 Marmellos (5) 55..........................C Lammas 2 3.13pm LEE STRINGER TREMAINS REAL ESTATE 2100 $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 1 65283 Beau Jeu dm (1) 59.........................J Riddell 2 76135 Lake Superior d (7) 59................. D Johnson 3 14x07 Sir Aglovale d (4) 58.5.................M Coleman 4 06419 Sagunto (3) 58................................ S McKay 5 83174 Florence Ivy 57............................. Scratched 6 30x04 Stilton d (5) 56.5.......................... L Satherley 7 47x88 Seconds Out tdm (2) 56.5.... T Yanagida (a2) 8 4x780 Ohthoserussians d (6) 55.5..........T Thornton 3 3.48pm LANEXCO STEAKS 2100 $10,000, MDN, 2100m 1 0083 Hosel Rocket (14) 58.5................C Lammas 2 0x793 Justa Boy Bullseye (9) 58.5.....E McCall (a3) 3 87635 Kajino (12) 58.5................................ S Spratt

4 80x76 Hvar (11) 58.5................................. A Calder 5 62909 Prestigious Lad (8) 58.5......S Weatherley (a) 6 89 Reiko You (3) 58.5............................S Collett 7 980x7 Star Of The Show (4) 58.5.............. R Kozaki 8 3x808 Takeiteasy (1) 58.5..................J Fawcett (a1) 9 0908 Uluaki (2) 58.5.........................C Burdan (a3) 10 88 Viva Volare (6) 58.5.......................... T Harris 11 07 Ying Resolute (5) 58.5......... T Yanagida (a2) 12 534 Clever Approach (10) 57.................. C Grylls 13 98x00 Rio Belle (7) 56.5.........................T Thornton 14 9x98 Rip ‘n’ Burn (13) 56.5...................... S McKay 4 4.22pm RYAN + ALEXANDER RECRUITMENT 1600 $10,000, MDN, 1600m 1 42046 Diogenes (8) 58.5............................ S Spratt 2 3x466 Secret Runner (20) 58.5 3 8x050 Alfa Rosso (2) 58.5......................... A Calder 4 00x42 Lochwinnoch (4) 57......................T Thornton 5 2264 Wild West (15) 57 6 0x742 Ambitious Showgirl h (19) 56.5....T Yanagida (a2) 7 72327 Atlanta Georgia h (10) 56.5.............. C Grylls 8 7x632 Dawnlight (1) 56.5...............S Weatherley (a) 9 8x935 Jojo Roxx (18) 56.5 10 0x466 Acacia (7) 56.5...................................R Elliot 11 50x46 Forrest Red (6) 56.5.........................S Collett 12 6233 Silver Lake (11) 55......................M Coleman 13 76x05 Power’s That Be (17) 55...............C Lammas 14 885 Shocking Penny (5) 55............J Fawcett (a1) 15 0 Inconceivable (14) 58.5 16 Principle (3) 57 17 90 Parkview (9) 58.5 18 8x68 Patsys Lad (13) 57 -

19 467x0 Not Usual Heaven (12) 58.5 20 607 Fired (16) 58.5 Emergencies: Inconceivable, Principle, Parkview, Patsys Lad, Not Usual Heaven, Fired 5 5.02pm JEREMY PRYOR SOTHEBY’S 1400 $10,000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 79x3 Not Usual Litening (9) 57.5..............J Riddell 2 306 Red Hussar (15) 57.5..................M Coleman 3 Cautious Approach (2) 57.5............. S Spratt 4 Mach Schnell (11) 57.5 5 Mersey Beat (14) 57.5.................T Thornton 6 3x2 Amal Rose b (4) 55.5.........................R Elliot 7 734 Zakalicious (12) 55.5...........S Weatherley (a) 8 3 Zouluminous (8) 55.5..............C Burdan (a3) 9 5x5 Octave (10) 55.5..........................C Lammas 10 Cabasset (1) 55.5............................ C Grylls 11 Exquisita (6) 55.5.............................S Collett 12 Hakuna Matata (7) 55.5.................. R Kozaki 13 Lyn’s Orchid (16) 55.5 14 One Missile (3) 55.5........................V Colgan 15 0x097 Valtteri (13) 57.5 16 329 Riverfalls (5) 55.5 Emergencies: Valtteri, Riverfalls 6 5.39pm HIKAKA INVESTIGATIONS 1600 $11,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1600m 1 16x40 Voler Pour Moi (1) 59........... T Yanagida (a2) 2 170x8 Lady Painton (4) 58.5.............C McLean (a4) 3 60x50 Farm Boy d (6) 58...........................V Colgan 4 74x03 Master Painton d (7) 58.......S Weatherley (a) 5 0x656 Polzeath d (8) 58 6 14281 Nasha Riva tdmh (5) 56...............T Thornton 7 325x6 Vichy d (10) 56............................M Coleman

Race 7: Only In Jakarta, Megeve, Bothered, Romantic Lady, Showboat


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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Key runners secure plum draws HRNZ All eyes will be on barrier one in both of Friday night’s heats of the Interdominion trotting series after key runners Big Jack Hammer and Marcoola secured the ace draw. Clinching the sought-after starting spot following Monday’s draw continued a nearly perfect lead-up to the series Victorian trainer David Aiken is enjoying with his seven-year-old. Big Jack Hammer has settled in well at John and Josh Dickie’s Clevedon property alongside fellow Australians Tough Monarch and McLovin. “Everything is good — the horse has settled in good,” Aiken said.  “The three Aussies at John and Josh Dickie’s have all settled in well.” The only thing that could be going slightly better with The Pres squaregaiter is his preparation for right-handed racing. But, that got a big boost when Big Jack Hammer was handed barrier one for the first 2200m heat of the trotting series.  Racing on the inside of the track – the best place for a right-hand-

M9 Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 28 November 2019 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 4.14pm (NZT) THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT C2, 295m 1 66347 Cry Lonely 17.37............................... C Steele 2 27326 Ezra Blueblood 17.33.................. J McInerney 3 73771 Sozin’s Blue 17.26....................... J McInerney 4 18781 Homebush Boden 17.44.............. J McInerney 5 74254 Belfast Demo 17.42 H &.........................Taylor 6 22756 Blazing Banjo nwtd...................... J McInerney 7 58645 Golden Bay 17.13 J M........................McCook 8 85861 Punch On Rex 17.39................... J McInerney 9 87645 Major Storm 17.39...........................C Roberts 10 17448 Go Mufasa 17.16................................R Wales 2 4.34pm GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND SPRINT C4, 295m 1 31561 Homebush Aimee 17.34.............. J McInerney 2 47714 Smash Grenade 17.38....................... M Grant 3 11114 Archie John Hill 17.44 J &..................D Fahey 4 41457 Fickle Mistress 17.36 H &.......................Taylor 5 33658 Fleur Dior 17.27....................................J Dunn 6 62652 Fidgety Feet 17.21..................................A Lee 7 66515 Elodea 17.39............................... R Blackburn 8 2315x Jaded Affair 17.33........................... L Waretini 9 17662 Hilton Hangover 17.15.........................B Dann 10 35466 Goldstar Major 17.24 S &...................B Evans 3 4.53pm KAISA EARTHWORKS PH 0272073323 DASH C2/3, 295m 1 46225 Mitcham Reado 17.24................. J McInerney 2 12855 Dyna Quark 17.52...........................C Roberts 3 14467 Smash Over 17.32.............................. M Grant

M3 Waikato Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 28 November 2019 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.09pm (NZT) FARMLANDS COPRICE SPRINT C0, 375m 1 Cointreau Time nwtd...................... A Lawrence 2 76586 Riccitelli nwtd....................................... M Black 3 Amaro nwtd.................................... A Lawrence 4 73366 Bailey And Cream nwtd R &....................L Udy 5 Vacant Box Five n & a 6 24 Thrilling Dora nwtd...............................K Walsh 7 23 Paddy Fast nwtd M &............................ J Smith 8 2 Thrilling Summer nwtd.........................K Walsh 2 12.27pm COOKIES KITCHEN SPRINT C1, 375m 1 16851 Go Falcon 21.41 W &...........................T Steele 2 38632 Bigtime Zack nwtd................................. B Craik 3 53535 Jinja Lad 21.72................................. R McPhee 4 57728 Master Brady 21.90............................. S Codlin 5 6223F Snoopy’s Hero 21.44............................... D Ray 6 62734 Agbeze nwtd........................................ M Black 7 85683 Stellar Babe 22.10............................ P Cleaver 8 83211 Black Bridge 21.72...............................R Roper 9 57838 In Focus 21.66.................................. P Cleaver 10 75365 Aleng nwtd..........................................S E Hunt 3 12.44pm AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSORIES STAKES C0, 457m

Big Jack Hammer’s gate speed and his record in group one sprints in Australia make him a big player in the first heat of the trotting series. He proved he was key contender in last year’s series when producing top four finishes in each of the three Victorian heats before running ninth in the final after being shuffled back in the field. It is precisely that kind of run that could hinder Big Jack Hammer’s chances of helping Aiken add an Interdominion Trotting title to the pacing championship he won in 2015 with Lennytheshark. “He is one of those horses — when he won a couple of group ones last year — that probably has got to get the right trip,” the trainer said.  “He can’t make his own luck. He has got a bit of speed, but he has got to be handy at the right time.” Big Jack Hammer should get the kind of run he is looking for on Friday night from his ace draw. Decisions on which, if any, of his rivals could give the trotter a nice run in the trail will sit with leading reinsman Luke McCarthy. McCarthy will jump back in the sulky behind the seven-year-old

Australian raider, Big Jack Hammer, has picked up barrier one in one of two trotting heats on the first night of the Inter Dominions in Australia. PHOTO SUPPLIED ed rookie — should give the Victorian every chance to adjust to the Alexandra Park style quickly. “It is fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for a better draw,” Aiken said. “The first time around going right handed, it is probably going to work out pretty good.” Big Jack Hammer’s right handed work since landing in New

Zealand has not been perfect, but he has shown his trainer enough to suggest the direction will not cause a major problem during the series. “It probably could be better,” Aiken said. “When I worked him on Tuesday morning he was OK, he wasn’t 100 per cent. I think the barrier is going to help him.”

for the first time since he left Sydney two years ago. Few horses drawn outside Big Jack Hammer look to have the gate speed to cross the Victorian immediately after that start. The same scenario should play out for the horse many expect to lead from barrier one in heat two of the trotting series. Marcoola looks the obvious early leader judging by the blazing beginning he made when smashing the national mile (1609m) record at Ashburton two starts ago. The new arrival at Barry Purdon’s stable will need to hold out northern gate flyer Credit Master if he and driver Sheree Tomlinson are going to put in a repeat of their dazzling Ashburton display. Credit Master looks capable of at least testing Marcoola early in their 2200m heat. Should Big Jack Hammer and Marcoola lead each heat it would hand a perfect run to the horses drawn behind them. Series outsider Paramount King is drawn to follow out Big Jack Hammer in heat one.  Otago trotter Majestic Man tracks through Marcoola in heat two. 

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway 4 57217 Just Izzy 17.35....................................B Dann 5 32436 Little Krakatoa 17.24....................A Bradshaw 6 61148 Punch On Jessie nwtd................. J McInerney 7 45757 Goldstar Jay Jay 17.24 S &................B Evans 8 63143 Broken Penniless 17.40.................... G Cleeve 9 87877 Know Cause 17.29........................... G Cleeve 10 87645 Major Storm 17.39...........................C Roberts 4 5.13pm BEACH CAFE & WINE BAR STAKES FEATURE R/A, 520m 1 46671 Goldstar Mauney 31.04 S &...............B Evans 2 64634 Nippa Enough nwtd..................... J McInerney 3 15x61 Student Loan 30.32 J &......................D Fahey 4 23342 Opawa Nat 30.28 J &.........................D Fahey 5 11654 Homebush Sayer nwtd................ J McInerney 6 45354 Goldstar Truman 30.85 S &................B Evans 7 26145 Goldstar Yankee 30.54 S &.................B Evans 8 55647 Goldstar Vale 31.08 S &.....................B Evans 9 88882 Homebush Hotshot nwtd............. J McInerney 10 86777 Baldrick nwtd............................... J McInerney 5 5.31pm THURSDAY PLACE PICK SPRINT C2/3, 295m 1 71747 Reign Of Fire 17.36..................... J McInerney 2 52732 Starr Blueblood 17.61.................. J McInerney 3 86766 Go Gunna 17.25.................................R Wales 4 87878 Raptor Attack 17.18......................A Bradshaw 5 14678 Goldstar Halsey 17.41 S &.................B Evans 6 81527 King Kali 17.19................................... M Grant 7 23362 Jax Jewel 17.37...............................D Roberts 8 37364 Black Eye Bill 17.47......................M Dempsey 9 87877 Know Cause 17.29........................... G Cleeve 10 87645 Major Storm 17.39...........................C Roberts 6 5.56pm MURRAY & HANNAH @ RAY WHITE CASHMERE DASH C2/3, 295m 1 73627 Cash A Roo 17.27 S &.......................B Evans 2 38585 Smash Damage 17.17........................ M Grant

3 14446 Chitina Tin 17.15....................................A Lee 4 41344 Mitcham Trudy 17.31................... J McInerney 5 54343 Sozin’s Noir nwtd......................... J McInerney 6 63688 Dyna Elliot 17.31.............................C Roberts 7 12828 Know Scrutiny 17.24........................ G Cleeve 8 21247 Goldstar Liberty 17.32 J M.................McCook 9 87877 Know Cause 17.29........................... G Cleeve 10 87645 Major Storm 17.39...........................C Roberts 7 6.23pm A2C ASPHALT 2 CONCRETE PH 0800222583 DASH C5, 295m 1 72563 Platinum Paisley 17.08.........................J Dunn 2 63282 Chanyaka 17.23..................................B Dann 3 12624 Ketchikan Kim 17.25.............................J Dunn 4 17873 Nippa Martino 17.22.................... J McInerney 5 45342 Hankenstein 17.19.......................A Bradshaw 6 64336 Jinja Ellie 17.24.................................. A Joyce 7 14283 Smash Wild 17.07.............................. M Grant 8 32571 Billy Frost 17.37.................................. M Grant 9 73357 Busy Rocca 17.29.............................. M Grant 10 17438 Memoir 17.39 H &..................................Taylor 8 6.47pm SPECTATOR’S BAR & BISTRO DASH C2/3, 295m 1 58584 Goldstar Spotty 17.31 S &..................B Evans 2 58673 Cawbourne Britty 17.22...................C Roberts 3 53362 Know Sweat 17.26........................... G Cleeve 4 88578 Amuri George 17.33.................... J McInerney 5 28883 Black Tori 17.35............................A Bradshaw 6 74666 Call Me Flo 17.16........................A Botherway 7 25632 Enchantee 17.51......................... R Blackburn 8 12582 Opawa Oscar 17.24............................R Wales 9 87877 Know Cause 17.29........................... G Cleeve 10 87645 Major Storm 17.39...........................C Roberts 9 7.15pm ACTIVE ELECTRICAL CHRISTCHURCH STAKES C3, 520m

1 13253 Max Dancer 30.13 J &........................D Fahey 2 26387 Opawa Sweet 30.23...........................R Wales 3 83317 Opawa Roy 30.55...............................R Wales 4 14462 Know Threat 30.21........................... G Cleeve 5 14413 Uthor Bale 30.14.............................C Roberts 6 21288 Our Anna 30.38..................................R Wales 7 75673 Joe Bonanza 30.39..................... J McInerney 8 18886 Replica Casino 30.37....................... B Pringle 9 17588 Sefton Joy 30.38.................................R Wales 10 7.41pm CHRISTCHURCH CASINO STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 51357 Egomaniacal 30.08..........................D Roberts 2 21746 Opawa Rooster 29.99.........................R Wales 3 87x87 Viktoria Vikkers 30.19......................C Roberts 4 22331 Know Denying 30.37........................ G Cleeve 5 84561 Opawa May 30.21..............................R Wales 6 68518 Thrilling Watch 30.60.......................D Roberts 7 47215 Our Jolene 30.32................................R Wales 8 x5134 Know Betrayal 30.27........................ G Cleeve 11 8.06pm I PAVE CONCRETE SPRINT C5, 295m 1 11521 Lisa’s Boy 17.24................................ R Casey 2 77335 Treville 17.27........................................J Dunn 3 77631 Pita Ramos 17.14.................................J Dunn 4 82551 Beck Eleven 17.09........................... L Waretini 5 17828 Hilton Forabet 17.16............................B Dann 6 67551 Wildebeest 17.20..........................A Bradshaw 7 41265 Culvie Ness 17.28 H &...........................Taylor 8 22346 High Dreamer 17.11........................... M Grant 9 73357 Busy Rocca 17.29.............................. M Grant 10 18386 Fired Up Jed 17.21..............................B Dann 12 8.26pm PROTEXIN DASH C4, 295m 1 56751 Know Shame 17.38.......................... G Cleeve 2 23563 Man Of Letters 17.38..............................A Lee 3 42383 Neelix 17.29................................ R Blackburn

4 72441 Sozin’s Empire 17.26................... J McInerney 5 62461 Ohana Lad 17.48.................................. C Weir 6 21733 Forehand Raid 17.19............................J Dunn 7 72527 Inside Affair 17.16.................................J Dunn 8 32464 Homebush Boots 17.38............... J McInerney 9 35374 Taieri Terra 17.34............................... R Casey 10 46862 Goldstar Dodge 17.26 S &.................B Evans LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance, fstd - First Start This Distance, 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS: Race 1: Cry Lonely, Golden Bay, Ezra Blueblood, Sozin’s Blue, Belfast Demo Race 2: Archie John Hill, Homebush Aimee, Fickle Mistress, Fleur Dior, Smash Grenade Race 3: Dyna Quark, Mitcham Reado, Broken Penniless, Little Krakatoa, Just Izzy Race 4: Opawa Nat, Student Loan, Goldstar Yankee, Goldstar Mauney, Goldstar Truman Race 5: Go Gunna, Starr Blueblood, Jax Jewel, Reign Of Fire, Raptor Attack Race 6: Chitina Tin, Smash Damage, Sozin’s Noir, Cash A Roo, Know Scrutiny Race 7: Platinum Paisley, Chanyaka, Ketchikan Kim, Hankenstein, Smash Wild Race 8: Opawa Oscar, Cawbourne Britty, Goldstar Spotty, Enchantee, Know Sweat Race 9: Max Dancer, Uthor Bale, Opawa Sweet, Our Anna, Know Threat Race 10: Egomaniacal, Opawa May, Opawa Rooster, Know Betrayal, Know Denying Race 11: Pita Ramos, Lisa’s Boy, Wildebeest, Treville, Beck Eleven Race 12: Know Shame, Man Of Letters, Sozin’s Empire

3 12166 Sakichi nwtd....................................P Ferguson 4 73677 Thrilling Katie 21.23...............................E Potts 5 11115 Go All Lin 21.54.................................. S O’Neill 6 53423 Billy’s Churn 21.54..........................G Hodgson 7 52677 Heart Shaped Box nwtd........................ B Craik 8 x3465 Busy Flash nwtd W &...........................T Steele 9 12868 Grunt 21.20 W &..................................T Steele 10 3774x Jinja Murphy nwtd W &........................T Steele 9 2.29pm SUPERIOR CHUNKY DOG ROLLS SPRINT C5, 375m 1 18221 Athenais 21.19...................................... S Ross 2 58635 Typical 21.25......................................... S Ross 3 32434 Call Me Leo 21.28................................T Green 4 32416 Barossa 21.38................................ A Lawrence 5 4162F Paddy’s Passion 21.30.........................T Green 6 31853 Suspicious Minds 20.89........................ B Craik 7 88174 Raging Demon 20.99 R &........................L Udy 8 22428 Sophia Noir 21.18.......................... A Lawrence 9 73147 See Eye Be 21.04.............................H Mullane 10 75358 Relevance nwtd R &.................................L Udy 10 2.47pm KEVIN VAN TILBURG APPRECIATION STAKES C2, 457m 1 16854 Billy Bright 26.10.............................P Ferguson 2 72374 Sir Kinloch 26.03................................. S Codlin 3 43466 Jinja Babe nwtd......................................E Potts 4 22111 Spring Queen 25.68...............................E Potts 5 13225 Thrilling Amelia nwtd............................K Walsh

6 51222 Smoochie 25.85............................. A Lawrence 7 73358 Canya Sniper nwtd.................................E Potts 8 22584 Jinja Nice nwtd.......................................E Potts LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance. 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS: Race 1: Thrilling Dora, Cointreau Time, Thrilling Summer, Paddy Fast, Amaro Race 2: Go Falcon, Black Bridge, Bigtime Zack, Snoopy’s Hero, Agbeze Race 3: Shaynee, Thrilling Murphy, Thrilling Hudson, Rich Lister, Baileys Nice Race 4: Talkabout Sophie, Shambi’s Girl, Just Maddie, Seven Sharp, Tilly’s Silly Race 5: Looby’s Story, Dignity Dented, Little Teegs, Bold Diesel, Kapai Tahi Race 6: Thrilling Peta, Sheyna, Native Scout, Botany Wayne, Odnoc Ankie Race 7: Bigtime Jacob, Gain Capital, El Narco, Enjoy The Perks, Stay Rich Race 8: Ti Amo, Sakichi, Billy’s Churn, Heart Shaped Box, Tuff’s My Mum Race 9: Athenais, Suspicious Minds, Sophia Noir, Typical, Call Me Leo Race 10: Spring Queen, Thrilling Amelia, Smoochie, Billy Bright, Sir Kinloch

Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway 1 43255 Rich Lister nwtd................................... S Lozell 2 64565 Xena Poppy nwtd R &..............................L Udy 3 55 Baileys Nice nwtd........................... A Lawrence 4 6 Thrilling Hudson nwtd..........................K Walsh 5 7 Fear The Fur nwtd............................... S O’Neill 6 23342 Shaynee nwtd...................................... S Lozell 7 6 Thrilling Murphy nwtd...........................K Walsh 8 62578 Indi Shae nwtd.................................... S O’Neill 4 1.02pm MAYHOUNDS RETIREMENT PROJECT SPRINT C1, 375m 1 77877 Hua Hua nwtd.................................. R McPhee 2 74557 Seven Sharp 21.56......................... W Toomath 3 76888 Miss Dupre nwtd.................................S E Hunt 4 F7557 Tilly’s Silly 21.55 R &................................L Udy 5 16574 Just Maddie 21.72................................ M Black 6 73755 Talkabout Sophie 21.54....................... M Black 7 668x7 Shambi’s Girl nwtd..........................K T Herbert 8 87688 Sly Cath nwtd.........................................J Black 9 47464 Rainy River nwtd.................................S E Hunt 10 51688 Bold Diesel nwtd..................................T Green 5 1.19pm THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR STAKES C1, 457m 1 72877 Dignity Dented nwtd.............................T Green 2 87378 Wairoa Angel 26.05.........................M Prangley 3 22267 Thrilling Arnold nwtd........................... S Codlin 4 51688 Bold Diesel 25.85.................................T Green 5 Vacant Box Five n & a 6 65783 Kapai Tahi 25.94 R &...............................L Udy

7 F1734 Little Teegs 25.83........................... A Lawrence 8 25232 Looby’s Story nwtd......................... A Lawrence 6 1.37pm VETORA CAMBRIDGE SPRINT C3, 375m 1 47555 Native Scout 21.34...............................P Green 2 14358 Kuridrani 21.57..................................... M Black 3 32741 Sheyna 21.17....................................... S Lozell 4 11466 Idol Ajay 21.44 W &..............................T Steele 5 72437 Over Indulgence 21.66........................P Henley 6 52234 Botany Wayne 21.24............................P Green 7 11211 Thrilling Peta 21.18..............................K Walsh 8 24335 Odnoc Ankie nwtd...........................P Ferguson 9 62567 Talkabout Izzy 21.33............................... D Ray 7 1.54pm YVETTE BODIAM PHOTOGRAPHY SPRINT C1/2, 375m 1 31766 Gain Capital 21.22................................ B Craik 2 14526 Bigtime Jacob 21.24............................. B Craik 3 51823 Don Morocco 21.33........................... P Cleaver 4 65213 El Narco 21.57.....................................P Green 5 47464 Rainy River nwtd.................................S E Hunt 6 34164 Stay Rich 21.46 M &............................. J Smith 7 43421 Enjoy The Perks 21.06........................P Henley 8 32216 Fancy 21.71......................................H Mullane 9 4548x Thrilling Dexter 21.39........................... S Lozell 8 2.11pm GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND SPRINT C4, 375m 1 34862 Ti Amo 21.38......................................... B Craik 2 43113 Tuff’s My Mum 21.09............................. S Ross


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Jan 15 @ 7.30pm, Jan 16 @ 2pm & 7.30pm British Invasion Jo Castelow and Alice Sollis bring you the Mid Canterbury Summer Singing School for the 16th year. The theme this year is British Invasion and includes music from Elton John, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Beatles, Lulu, Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield, along with a medley from the musical Kinky Boots.

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Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): What people will remember about this day is how you made them feel. Whatever efforts you give toward serving needs will be effective in so far as they are delivered with warmth. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Your mood will be dictated by a thought process that is either inclusive or defensive. Both modes will be appropriate at different moments of the day. Generosity is enabled by good boundaries. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): While “thanks” is a word, gratitude is an embodiment. You’ll enact it, radiate it, be it. This takes no effort on your behalf, partly because you’re so relieved that things have turned out as well as they have. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You could overcomplicate things by trying to give more and differently than what is necessary. All together now: “All you need is love. Love is all you need.” – The Beatles LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): What happens in your home between two people is important to the workings of the entire world. It’s hard to believe, but just think about how this has already been true in your life. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): You’ll shed one idea of who you are to adopt a new one. You’ve done this many times, always for the better. You were a child once, and now you’re responsible for what happens in your own life. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Feng shui suggests your front door be larger than your back door so good energy can easily come in and have difficulty leaving. The principle will hold, regardless of your door size. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You have faith in the people around you, and you treat them like they’ve already embodied their potential. If they haven’t already, they will, and your belief plays a part in this. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Focus your energy where it will be most appreciated. Keep imagining that people mean to help you, even if that’s not what they seem to be doing. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Such a lot will go on: interpersonal dynamics, family psychology, petty differences, sibling bickering, history revealed and more. You’ll be that calm touchstone, a neutralising influence, indispensable. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Hugs, genial conversation, gentle sharing... whatever buffers the negative feelings is also a promotional agent for health and well-being, not to mention the higher realms of joy, fun and laughter. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): You rejoice in what you have, which is so much. The more you talk, share and reach out, the better you feel. Tonight you’ll tell a good story – a useful skill that others will watch and learn from.

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Fine and warm with high cloud. Isolated showers from afternoon about the eastern foothills. Northerlies turning southerly south of Ashburton at night.

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Becoming fine, however scattered rain developing later. Gale NW, severe later.

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Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:00 pm, yesterday 323.6 Nth Ashburton at 8:00 am, yesterday

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Sth Ashburton at 12:05 pm, yesterday

10.5

Rangitata Klondyke at 1:00 pm, yesterday

114.9

Waitaki Kurow at 1:05 pm, yesterday

316.0

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Mainly fine, high cloud. Northeasterlies.

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Morning cloud, then becoming fine. Northerlies developing. Fine, with increasing high cloud. Northerlies.

overnight max low

Partly cloudy, and isolated showers. Wind at 1000m: NW 35 km/h, turning E late morning. Wind at 2000m: Light winds.

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Cloudy with isolated showers about the foothills. Southeasterlies turning northeasterly in the evening.

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 22.1 22.5 Max to 4pm 12.3 Minimum 8.0 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm November to date 61.4 Avg Nov to date 58 2019 to date 689.4 630 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 37 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 56 Time of gust 7:48am

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MAORI

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Brentton Donaldson will play the singles for the Canterbury Country junior men’s side in the Southern Quad representative fixture this weekend. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

Rep bowlers set to roll By Matt Markham

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Some of the best bowlers in the Canterbury Country region will step out in force this weekend when they travel to Timaru to compete in the annual Southern Quadrangular representative fixture. The side features 16 local players from Mid Canterbury among a scattering of players from around the wider Canterbury region and

it also includes some big names of the sport including former Black Jack and national champion, Sandra Keith. Keith features in an almost all Mid Canterbury senior women’s side and will skip the women’s triples alongside Wendy Watson and Leonie Spargo. The women’s pairs is also an all Mid Canterbury affair with Rachel Davies skipping a strong pairing with Wendy Suttie.

Noeline Woods, Raylene Heads and Sandra Holdom make up three quarters of the women’s fours side while Pat McElwain was named as a reserve. The women’s junior side is a little less green and gold flavoured however with just Michelle Foster featuring. She skips the fours side. Lynda Osborne and Colleen McFarlane are listed in the reserves. In the men’s action, decorated

player Rodney Greaney will skip the pairs while Craig Carter, Alec Crawford and Tim White make up the majority of the fours side. Jeff Nowell will play off the front in the men’s triples. Brent Mayson is a reserve. In the junior men’s team, singles hotshot, Brentton Donaldson will play the singles while Shane Calder features in the men’s fours side with Wayne Lloyd named as a reserve.

A good New Zealand cricket win, spoiled

The Country side will play matches against the strong Canterbury side, South Canterbury and also North Otago in what is one of the major representative fixtures of the season. The representative fixture is the only major bowling action of note for the weekend with club championships and Canterbury-wide interclub fixtures also taking place during the course of the weekend.

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