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An early morning brawl outside McDonald’s resulted in a “zoo-like environment” and kept police busy on Sunday. St John Ambulance attended the scene at 3.50am and one patient in her 20s was transported to Ashburton Hospital. Senior Sergeant Scott Banfield said a large group was involved but exact numbers were not known. However, no individual assaults have been reported to police so far. He said alcohol was a factor in the fight. “Every Saturday night at this time in the morning the problems come directly from Ashburton’s only two clubs that remain open until 3am. “This has been and continues to be the main reason we are still seeing some

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disorder and fighting,” he said. Banfield said after the clubs close patrons head to the only open fast food outlet and the two intoxicated groups inevitably end up fighting. He said he has spoken to the local security company and anyone causing trouble at the restaurant will be given a two year trespass notice. “There is a very obvious reason that most Ashburton bars and fast food outlets close at either midnight or 1am and that is because they do not want to have to deal with the damage and carnage that late night drinking encompasses,” he said. Banfield said having less drunk people in the streets will result in a lower risk of drunk driving, damage to properties and businesses and possibly less domestic violence. “Since taking up the role here in Ash-


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burton I have witnessed the high intoxication levels of patrons, I have witnessed the fighting, the crying young people who are simply out of their depth and the zoo-like environment at the fast food outlet where all of these persons end up,” he said. Banfield said the community has worked well over the past year and overall drunken offending had decreased. However, it still occurs late at night during the weekends. He will be speaking to local businesses and Ashburton District Council on how to solve the issue. “Locking every one up is not the answer, prevention strategies work – maybe reduced hours of operation for the fast food outlet on a Saturday night might assist as would the implementation of the local alcohol plan,” Banfield said.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Curvette winner kept busy By Colin EngElBrECht

It’s been a busy few months for Ashburton’s International Curvette winner. The Curvette award recognises a member of a Curves Gym who has achieved amazing things. Winners can enter in three categories, Health, Inspirational and Senior. Earlier this year it was announced Ashburton woman Kay Baird was the Senior Curvette of the Year. Baird, who has Multiple Sclerosis, works out at Curves Gym Ashburton and at the time of winning the award had recently completed her 1000th workout. She was flown to Sydney in mid-September by Curves Women’s Gym to take part in a photo shoot along with the other two Curvette winners. “It was fun, they did my makeup and hair and the other winners were lovely,” she said. Baird said while the gym only paid for one night in Sydney she and her husband decided to stay for three so they could

look around the city. Recently she was invited by the Rural Women Ashburton to speak at an event about living with MS. Baird said she usually avoids group speaking and the talk in front of the women was her first time. She will also be appearing in a national women’s magazine soon along with the other two winners. Her husband John was also part of the magazine’s photo shoot. “They even included John which was lovely, because he is so important with how he helps me so much, so it was so good to have him included,” she said. The 61-year-old also wrote an article about herself for the Canterbury MS and Parkinson’s Society newsletter. “So yes, it’s kept me very busy this award,” Baird said. But, despite being so busy, Baird has still managed to find time for her workouts at the gym and has recently reached 1032.

Kay Baird speaks at the Ashburton Rural Women’s meeting earlier this month. PHOTO AMANDA KONYN 181116-AK-007

Teachers celebrate their graduations By noah graham

Seventeen Ashburton School teachers celebrate their success at the Hotel Ashburton last Thursday night as they became fully registered teachers. The graduating teachers include: Back row (from left): Stacey Anderson, Hannah Gray, Donna Topham, Melissa Tucker, Anna Driscoll, Hayley Duthie, Jo Stanhope and Andrew Straight. Front row: Ali Hetherington, Shannon Wilson, Sandra Sigglekow, Alex Bensdorp, Melissa Wenmoth, Courtney Cox, Kataraina Wilcox and Kirsten Steel. Absent: St Joseph School’s Rosanne Calvert. PHOTO NOAH GRAHAM 251116-NG-0201

Seventeen Ashburton School teachers are celebrating their new roles as fully registered educators. The teachers were awarded their certificates at the Hotel Ashburton last Thursday night during NZEI’s Annual Graduand and Retirees Dinner. More than 110 people dined at the hotel to commend the teachers’ efforts and the work they have put in to achieve their qualification. Wakanui School Year 3 and 4

teacher and one of the graduates Courtney Cox said the night went really well. “It was nice to see the other teachers who had been through the same thing as you,” she said. Each of the 17 graduates undertook two years of assessed teaching alongside a tutor. Cox said it is nice to have someone who supports you and she can turn to when she needs to. It was a busy two years for Cox but well worth it. Receiving the certificate was a nice feeling but it is business as usual in the classroom.

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Customers lined up for opening Customers were lining up around the block to be among the first to enter the Merry Little Christmas Market at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on Sunday. The first 100 were treated to free goodie bags and for a gold coin donation all shoppers received a glass of bubbly or juice. Hundreds of shoppers perused the 65 stalls set up downstairs and upstairs at the event centre and organisers are already thinking about the fourth running of the market in 2017. Among the stallholders were Deanna Walsh (right) from CanInspire. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0403


Gulls may become online stars BY SUSAN SANDYS


Move over Moana, Ashburton’s black billed gulls could be the next avian celebrities to take the internet by storm. The State Highway One colony of black billed gulls, which arrived earlier this month and currently numbers 2000, will be on show to the world if a proposal to install a web camera goes ahead. The camera could cost up to $4000, and is being discussed by local groups as part of the new Environment Canterbury (ECan) Ashburton River/Hakatere Shorebird Habitat Management Plan. Web cams have worked to great effect at Taiaroa Head, where Moana the albatross has become an international celebrity. Forest and Bird chairwoman Edith Smith said black billed gulls may not have the same “mana” as albatrosses. Never-

Pretty birds – Ashburton black billed gulls and their breeding struggles could be beamed around the world. PHOTO STEVE ATTWOOD

theless, they were rare river gulls which many locals delighted in seeing return to the river bed each year. The footage gained each nesting season could be intriguing

for people to see. While freshes and floods often washed nests and chicks away, survival stories could be heart-warming. A Department of Conservation predator-watch video she saw

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from last year on the Rangitata River bed showed a tern sitting on her eggs, then a big storm coming up and washing away the bird’s efforts for the season. “Then about three days later, here was this chick, one had survived. It was a great thing to see,” Smith said. She said the web cam initiative had been discussed by Forest and Bird and other groups involved in the plan with some enthusiasm. Mid Canterbury Four Wheel Drive Club member John McDonald is the one who came up with the idea originally, and said yesterday he had discussed with a local computing firm installing a pan and tilt camera on one of the highway bridge street lights. Whether it could be installed this season or next would come down to funding. He agreed black billed gulls did not have the same mana as alba-

trosses. “But albatrosses aren’t here (in Ashburton). Everybody who crosses the bridge will see the gulls, unfortunately a lot of people don’t know the difference between black billed gulls and black backed gulls. Black billed gulls are very pretty birds if you can see them nice and close,” he said. ECan biodiversity and land management advisor Donna Field, based in Ashburton, agreed a web cam was a fantastic idea, and believed it could be erected either this season or next. Meanwhile, Field had recently installed fencing around two colonies nesting at the Ashburton River mouth, one black billed gulls and one black fronted terns. She had found one of the terns squashed by a vehicle on Friday. And while she believed it was unintentional, she said the fences would help mark out where the birds were.

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Expert input for aspiring actors By SuSan SandyS

It is never too late to learn, says Court Theatre stalwart Bryan Aitken. Aitken will be the artist in residence at the Big Little Theatre Company Summer Theatre School in January, and as such will be teaching actors under the age of 16 for the first time. “There will be expectations from both our behalfs,” Aitken said. And age will not be seen as a limiting factor in the high standards Aitken will be expecting. “It doesn’t mean to say we will be expecting anything less, because I understand that high standards have been achieved here, my job is to help take people to the next level,” he said. Enrolments are flooding in for the Summer Theatre School which will focus on integrating dialogue, song and character in the field of musical theatre, and is open for ages seven to 17. Aitken will be returning after summer school as Big Little gears up for its major production for the year, the satirical comedy musical Urinetown, which he will be directing. Aitken is renowned in New Zealand theatrical circles, and is an original Court Theatre company member, and has acted, directed and tour managed with the company over the years. He is an honorary associate artistic director with Court Theatre and former president and now vice-president of Theatre New Zealand, and a recognised speech, drama and theatre adjudicator. Fellow summer school tutor Georgie Sivier said she was looking forward to working with Aitken. “Every summer school we get to work with a different working professional and we learn bucket loads from them each time.”

Big Little Theatre Company members Deanna Watson (left) and Georgie Sivier are looking forward to working with the Court Theatre’s Bryan Aitken. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 231116-SS-008

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In brief Christmas carols Fancy a bit of Christmas cheer? Head along to the chessboard on East Street tomorrow at 4pm and you can hear scouts and their leaders singing Christmas carols. The event involves all scout groups in the Mid Canterbury zone.

Coastal challenge In Sunday’s Guardian (November 27) on page two an article about the Longbeach Coastal Challenge said that all proceeds go to schools in the area. The correct information is that all proceeds from the event are split between Longbeach Primary School and the Hinds and Districts Lions Club.

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Graham Gunn feels privileged to have played the king of instruments in Ashburton for 60 years.


Organist records milestone By SuSan SandyS

Sixty years as a church organist has been a rewarding career for Ashburton’s Graham Gunn. This week marks the threescore milestone for the 77-yearold. He was enticed into the esteemed role at Ashburton’s St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the age of 17, something he described as being “thrown in the deep end”. “I was studying for my school certificate exams,” he explained. As well as being busy with ex-

“It’s been good to play at both St Andrew’s and St Stephen’s, because they are both completely different organs,” Gunn said. He likes the St Stephen’s pipe organ for its “lovely soft sounds”, while the St Andrew’s pipe organ was “good for leading”. All these years later it surprised Gunn that he was still playing at the churches, as he had been planning to retire some 10 years ago. But with no new organists in the wings either then or now, that did not appear likely, and it’s a job he is happy to keep doing as

ams, he had not thought his skill would live up to that of his predecessor and tutor, Guyon Wells, son of a GP in the town. But he stepped into the role anyway, and following additional training and practice at St Paul’s in Christchurch, was able to extend his musical repertoire. He has been at St Andrew’s ever since, but passed on the main organist role at the church to Ashburton College music teacher Stephen Diedricks about ten years ago. He is also the principal organist at St Stephen’s Church.

long as he is able. “As you get older like I am, it gets harder because you have got to be fit, you have to work your legs around with the pedals.” Such is the precision and strength required for playing the pipe organ, said to be the king of instruments. There are just three in the town, with the third being at the earthquake-shattered Baring Square Church. Gunn is a retired Ashburton Domain foreman, and fits in his organist work with his passion for dahlia judging, which takes him all over the South Island.

Thousands of tonnes of rock and rubble displaced in the Kaikoura Earthquake can be pushed into the sea without consent from local authorities under emergency law changes to be introduced today. The legislation will also give the Government authority to immediately dredge Kaikoura’s seabed to improve boat access. Speaking at his weekly press conference, Prime Minister John Key said two new bills relating to earthquake recovery would be passed under urgency in Parliament today. The changes would “allow us to rectify the situation as quickly as possible”, Key said. - NZME

Evidence gathered Two Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators are in Auckland gathering evidence into the Kaipara Harbour fishing boat tragedy. The commission has been monitoring the police response to the tragedy and liaising with the police to obtain the necessary information to inform their investigation. Chief investigator, captain Tim Burfoot, said it was early days in the investigation. “We have a great deal of work to do but a lot of useful information has already been gathered. The local people and the police have been very helpful.” Meanwhile, police continued their search for last man missing from the capsized Francie yesterday. Police 4WD vehicles searched the Muriwai and South Head shoreline, collecting debris from the wreckage. - NZME



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Tale of two Havanas Funeral preparations were under way in Cuba as the country readies itself for a gathering of world leaders not seen since the death of Nelson Mandela. Nine days of national mourning have been declared to mark Fidel Castro’s death, at the age of 90. He is believed to have died at his home, in a military base on the outskirts of Havana. Castro is survived by his second wife, Dalia Soto del Valle, and, it is believed, nine children – although no one ever knew for sure. Plaza de la Revolucion, scene of so many of his epic speeches, was a place of pilgrimage yesterday. Cubans were flocking to the historic square, some inconsolable, to pay their respects. In contrast, there was jubilation in Miami, Florida, as Cuban Americans who despised the Castros danced in the streets. Castro’s ashes will travel across the island before a ceremony next Sunday in Santiago de Cuba, the second city, US President Barack Obama could attend the funeral – ending his presidency with a gesture sealing a relationship he has worked so hard to build. Castro’s Latin American alllies are certain to be there. Others who might go include former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and China’s Xi Jinping.

A man holds a picture of late Cuban President Fidel Castro during a public tribute to Castro outside the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City yesterday. PHOTO AP

The first that Cubans heard of Fidel Castro’s death was when his brother, Raul, appeared on television to announce the news, his voice shaking with emotion. In Havana, people gathered around their radios as state

broadcasters pumped out revolutionary anthems and recited the key achievements of their leader. As the news that the 90-yearold had died spread, bars and restaurants across the city began closing their doors.

Just 370km away in Little Havana, Miami, impromptu parties broke out, whooping and cheers ringing out under the night sky. Castro had cast a long and foreboding shadow over Cuba’s 850,000-strong exiled community. Thousands flooded on to the streets as they banged on pots, waved Cuban flags and chanted “Cuba libre!” Many were still in their pyjamas. One man waved a large sign depicting a cartoon devil wreathed in flames, alongside the message: “Satan, Fidel is now yours. Give him what he deserves. Don’t let him rest in peace.” Before long, a life-size plastic skeleton with a Cuban cigar in its mouth was bobbing toand-fro above a sea of jubilant Cuban-Americans. But for Cubans back home, the death of their former leader was met with a mixture of grief, shock and a deep uncertainty over what the new era might bring. “The whole world will remember this man ... he achieved things nobody else did,” said Duncy Fajardo, as he stood near Cuba’s National Hotel, which hosted both Ernest Hemingway and Frank Sinatra. According to a dissident Cuban newspaper, many initially thought the reports of their leader’s death were a hoax, Castro himself having once joked there were so many attempts on his life that “the day I die, no one will believe it”. - PA


Murderer drank blood of six-year-old victim

Two New York brothers have built up competing records of disturbing crime, one a convicted cannibal killer and the other a multi-murderer who confessed to drinking a six-

year-old girl’s blood. Hadden Clark, 64, is currently serving two 30-year sentences in Maryland for the 1992 murder of 23-year-old Laura Houghteling in Bethes-

da, and for killing six-year-old Michele Dorr in Silver Spring on Memorial Day 1986. His older brother Bradfield Clark, 66, has been behind bars since 1985, after killing

his married co-worker Trish Mak during a dinner invitation two years prior, cooking some of her body parts on a barbecue grill and eating them. - PA

Careful what you wish for Kiwi fans were jumping for joy after scoring tickets to Adele’s sold out Auckland shows last week. But be warned – many may leave her concert in tears. Fans rushed to get tickets to Adele’s shows last week, with her first two shows selling out in a record breaking 23 minutes. But will a show described as “depressing” be worth the high prices and stress waiting for Ticketmaster to load? Reviews have been glowing about her vocal performance. Fans who splashed out on the $700 tickets can be rest assured that she is “worth every penny”. It does mean anyone going expecting a banging good time may be disappointed, as many critics have pointed out the amount of sad songs that make up Adele’s set.

Happy Birthday doctor There’s two things Iggy Azalea can’t get enough of and there’s one person she has to thank for them. When it comes to her “fabulous nose and breasts”, the Aussie rapper owes a great debt to plastic surgeon Dr Ashkan Ghavami. The star posted on Instagram yesterday to celebrate the “surgeon to the stars” birthday, thanking him for her greatest assets and for being someone “who supports women in their choice to do what they want to their own bodies (tons of men don’t share that sentiment)”.

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We should invest in people, not gender James Ford



hen recently questioned on his thoughts of a gender-balanced cabinet, Prime Minister John Key could not have been clearer. He described the suggestion as stupid on Newshub’s The Nation last weekend. Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue called for Key to consider following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after his unveiling of a half male, half female cabinet last year. Key’s response was that female ministers occupy the positions they are in on merit, not because of their gender. “I think if you went to our female ministers, of which we’ve got a tremendous group of talent – from Paula to Amy to Judith, you name them, Hekia, Anne Tolley, there’s just a bunch of very talented women in there,” he said. “They are there because they’re immensely talented. Yes, it’s great that they’re women and I think there should be balance.” In a time in which we strive to achieve equality for all, the Prime Minister’s views will no doubt be questioned. Trudeau reiterated his decision last year. “Because it is 2015, the fact is, men should be lucky I only made it a 50 per cent women cabinet.” But we must be pragmatic in how we tackle gender imbalance in all walks of life. New Zealand has a proud history of promoting equality. It was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in the 19th century. The first woman to win at an election was Elizabeth McCombs in 1933. We all hope that one day candidates will be judged solely by what they can offer to a role, not their gender, religious beliefs, race or sexual orientation. But if such rigid structures are introduced, we could quickly find ourselves in a contradictory position. There would inevitably be discrepancies, but if we strive towards giving all a platform to achieve and equal opportunities in pursuing our individual goals, we will inevitably create a fairer, more tolerant society. Investing in people is the answer, not head counting.


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Feds step up to the mark with earthquake response Rick Powdrell FROM THE FARM


t’s anyone’s guess whether Mother Nature has finished shaking her skirts on the South Island’s east coast, but even if the worst of the swarm of earthquakes are behind us, there’s an enormous task ahead. News outlets have described well how much needs to be done as towns such as Kaikoura pick up the pieces and the months of earth-moving work ahead to restore the coastal road to some semblance of order and safety. But this column will concentrate on the farmers and rural communities in the North Canterbury and Marlborough hinterland, where the task of getting things back to normal is also daunting. The national clout of Federated Farmers is regularly brought to bear as the organisation goes into bat for the rural sector with local and central government regulation-makers and rates/tax grabbers, but the Feds really step up to the mark when the chips are down. It was clear to us soon after the early morning 7.8 quake on November 14 that this event did not require Farmy Army battalions on the ground, as with the Christchurch shakes, but rather carefully selected platoons of people co-ordinating efforts and needs. Within 24 hours of the big strike, Federated Farmers had elected members, staff and volunteers on the ground, in the air and driving up long, winding and at times marginal driveways to check how farms had fared and what their specific needs were. Our team is still there and continues to work with Civil Defence, MPI and other agencies, often taking a co-ordinating role on the rural operations. We opened up 24/7 access to the Federated Farmers’ 0800 FARMING line, so that offers of help and needs were carefully logged and matched. Calls have since well exceeded 300 and we’ve been staggered by the generosity of Kiwis, with offers of assistance outnumbering the requests for assistance by 10

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to one. Of the 31 requests for help, the most common issues were accommodation, water for stock and humans, fuel, generators, transport and on-farm workers. Similarly, donations to the Federated Farmers Adverse Events Trust Fund have topped $33,000 to date. The money will be used

to pay for emergency supplies and essential infrastructure repairs. The Government’s $5m package for the rural sector will help and even the IRD, which isn’t often in anyone’s good books, have been thanked by Federated Farmers for their attitude. Until the end of January the

IRD is waiving use-of-money interest when a person is prevented from paying on time as a result of the recent earthquakes. It has also announced discretions on income equalisation for farmers and fishers who are significantly affected. Dealing with slips and fractures on roads is proving to be one of

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the biggest issues for farms. Milk tankers haven’t been able to get into some areas. Beef and deer farmers in the districts hit hardest by the quakes were only just starting to recover from two years of drought. They had been keen to get fattened stock and velvet out to markets to get premium prices, but the damage to roads by earthquakes has frustrated the chance to get bank balances looking a bit healthier. Getting fuel into farms will also be critical. Farmers need to get winter crops sown so there is feed for animals next winter. The harsh reality is that dealing with slips and fractured roads is going to be the new norm for impacted farmers for some time to come. We’ve also learned from previous adverse events there are impacts which may not be immediately apparent but still require attention later on. This includes scars on the mindsets of individuals and communities. There may be a temptation by some who live near the worst affected areas to drive up to farms to try and help. It’s a laudable sentiment but may not be practical, or even welcome. If you want to help with equipment, manpower or grazing, call 0800 FARMING so your offer can be assessed by the Feds team, who know who needs what. The plain truth is that cash may be the most practical way to help. To donate to the Adverse Events Trust, either call 0800 327646 (0800FARMING) or deposit to the trust’s bank account: Bank: 06-0594-0028181-00, Reference: Earthquake. It’s a registered charity so donations are eligible for tax credits. To get a receipt, email your details to adverseevents@ This has been a wake-up call to all New Zealanders – urban and rural – to make sure their families are, as much as possible, ready for an emergency or disaster. The response to these latest earthquakes also underlines that a combination of self sufficiency and concern for those around you continues to be a foundation for rural living. Rick Powdrell is Federated Farmers national board member

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Battle for your savings heats up Competition among the banks to attract people’s savings is heating up with another two major banks tweaking deposit rates. Kiwibank yesterday announced it would increase its longer term deposit rates by between 0.15 and 0.25 per cent for people who invest at least $10,000. While Westpac has released a special two year term deposit rate of 3.7 per cent – an increase of 0.45 percentage points for investments of at least $10,000. The moves follow increases by BNZ, ASB and ANZ last week. BNZ is offering a 4 per cent two year term deposit rate special which finishes at the end of this week for investments of at least $5000. Canstar, which monitors mortgage rates and term deposit rates on a weekly basis, noted the average two year term deposit rate had risen from 3.35 to 3.4 per cent in the past week while the average three year term deposit rate increased from 3.44 to 3.49. A Canstar spokeswoman said noticeable increases were being offered to depositors to attract

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cal borrowing demands via international funding, they are focusing on attracting domestic savers back to the fold with noticeable

keep pace with funding demand from borrowers. At the moment they are being forced to borrow more on the international market which is more expensive. ANZ chief executive David Hisco told the Herald the big four banks - ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac - had been borrowing roughly $80 billion a year in offshore funds but that had jumped to about $90b in the last year. “That’s quite a large increase in one year and you couldn’t expect us to continue to increase like that,” Hisco said. “We need to temper the amount of funding we are getting from offshore,” he said. “We need local deposits.And that also means that banks will look to tweak what they approve so that the volume they require doesn’t run away from them.” Banks have also been increasing their longer term fixed term mortgage rates. According to ANZ, ASB and BNZ have all increased their fixed term mortgage rates in the last week. - NZME

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Site fetches $10m above rates value An Auckland service station has sold for $10 million above its current rating valuation. Peter Herdson, Colliers International’s capital markets national director, said Z Energy’s service station at 155-167 Fanshawe Street in the western Wynyard Quarter area has sold for $23,274,000. Yet the same property appeared on Auckland Council’s data base as being worth only $13m, he said, giving a now-dated valuation from mid-2014, illustrating how fast commercial market has moved since then. The $13m comprised $12m for the land and $500,000 for the buildings. The property operated for many years as a Caltex service station, in a prime position near the Fanshawe Street offramp from State Highway 1 where motorists exited near the Auckland Harbour Bridge for the CBD. Property records show the

Z Energy’s property on Fanshawe Street. property was owned by Chevron New Zealand and is nearly half a hectare. Herdson said the property was sold by his agency and although the rating valuation was low, a market valuation was close to its sale price. The site is opposite Victoria Park and between the global headquarters of Air New Zealand and Fonterra. Petrol pumps there

closed this year and new office developments are rising around it. Colliers advertised the property as a prime freehold development opportunity in the Wynyard Quarter, selling the property via a private treaty which closed on October 12. Property records showed the site last sold for $3.5m in 1996. - NZME


Delisting from NZX to trim costs OceanaGold Corp, owner of New Zealand’s biggest gold mine at Macraes, is to delist from the NZX at the end of the year to reduce compliance costs, leaving its shares to trade on the ASX and the Toronto Stock Exchange. The shares will delist on December 30, leaving the New Zealand bourse after about nine years. On that date, shareholders on the New Zealand register will automatically be transferred to

the Australian register and their shares will be listed on the ASX in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, or CDIs, the Melbournebased company said. OceanaGold “expects to realise benefits for shareholders by delisting from the NZX including a reduction in the company’s legal and regulatory costs mainly from less compliance requirements,” it said. New Zealand shareholders may benefit from increased liquidity on the ASX as a result of

concentrating trading volumes in New Zealand and Australia on the ASX, it said. In the past couple of months, the daily volume of OceanaGold shares traded on the ASX has typically been higher than 1 million, while on the NZX volumes haven’t often exceeded 150,000. The Australian shares last traded at $A3.72 and have gained 40 per cent this year. the NZX-listed shares last traded at $3.94. - NZME

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for the latest prices, visit current price range Saleyard prices … u LAMB ($/head) weighted average Store 69 - 75 Prime 110 - 116 u HEIFER (c/kg) 250-350 kgs Lwt Store 254 - 301 u STEER (c/kg) 481-580 Lwt Prime 295 - 316 last week

MARKET REPORT Dairy More regular rain in the province has improved soil moisture levels and reduced the continual need for irrigation water. Drillers however report aquifers are still low and if the summer ahead is dry, water reserves could be tested, although in the southern regions of the provinces, levels have improved. Plentiful feed dominates and while the silage makers are busy, the short time between showers has made it difficult to get rain free hay. Nationally, October milk flows are down by 6.1 per cent on last year, and even more for Fonterra, which some analysts believe shows the big company is still losing market share. Managers at present are focusing on pasturing quality that is naturally reducing with seed head emergence and this should be removed before rotation lengths are widened. The $6 forecast by Fonterra has lifted farmer confidence, but advisers urge managers not to lose the cost efficiencies they have worked hard to achieve during those tough financial times. The lighter stocking rates now carried will create their own challenges associated with pasturing planning and the focus needs to be fixed on the farms’ performance goals. Up north water issues associated with the Healthy Rivers Plan change have disrupted recent rural real estate sales, as prospective buyers are wary of the new nitrogen reference guidelines and rules that may restrict increasing production.

Lamb Delays in the lamb kill due to the feed conditions and low price predictions, have prevented the schedules from falling as quick as the market indicate they should. The Crown is to invest $3.4 million in the Hurunui Water Project and will give hope to many farmers in the area who have battled for years with regular droughts. A new CEO has been appointed to lead ANZCO into the future and it is hoped Peter Conley will drive change and innovation into the sector like the past leadership team did, and revive on farm profits back to sustainable levels again. A large scale home kill operation has been intercepted in Auckland by MPI.

Farmers will be pleased to see officials’ hard line stance in this area, reinforcing the importance of food safety and closing another outlet for stock theft. The Silver Fern Farms Shanghai partnership is to be started before the early January 2017 commencement date, as the venture looks to hit the ground running, and injects new impetus to a deflated sheep and beef sector.

Wool Another North Island auction and more of the same, with prices easing further with only focused buying in the 72 per cent clearance rate. Real concerns now exist for values during the summer shear and wool growers’ confidence has plummeted for their product, after enjoying the last three years with respectable wool prices. H. Dawson Direct has closed down its operation last week as a result of the poor market conditions. Segard Masurel have taken a much longer term view and filled the gap for many of its customers.

Beef A mainly stable week for beef schedules as feed also rules the beef market, but good demand for chilled beef in the Asian, Middle East, and domestic markets, has slowed traditional early summer price easing. More of the same at saleyards, where shortages of stock due to feed and past droughts, have kept demand very strong. B&LNZ Genetics and M&L Australia are joint funding a beef research project that looks into beef cow profitability through their maternal traits, and the finishing performance of their progeny.

Deer More traditional easing of summer schedules as October processing volumes again lag well behind last year. Processors report strong interest in frozen product until Christmas, but future demand will be determined by the sales to date. Wapiti sires at last have been introduced to the Deer Select sire summary, and with the good weather in the south many are reporting fawning started a week to 10 days early this year.

4 wks ago

Processor prices … u LAMB ($) including 1kg woolly pelt 15.5 kg YM SI 81.64 86.03 17.5 kg YX SI 92.11 97.07 19.0 kg YX SI 100.08 105.47 21.0 kg YX SI 110.05 116.00 Local trade (c/kg) SI 550 590 (16-22kg) u MUTTON ($) including 0.5kg pelt 21.0 kg MX1 SI 58.39 58.39 u BEEF (c/kg) P2 steer SI 508 512 (270-295kg) M Cow SI 352 365 (170-195kg) M2 Bull SI 458 465 (296-320kg) Local trade P2 SI 530 550 (180-280kg) u VENISON ($/hd) gross AP Hind 50kg SI 392 427 AP Stag 60kg SI 477 519 AP Stag 80kg SI 604 660

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Auction prices … u SI/NI WOOL indicator prices (c/kg, clean) Mid mic (23.1-31.5) 735 787 922 Fine Xbrd (31.6-35.0) 411 454 539 Coarse Xbred >35 mic 413 446 502 Merino 1,541 1,544 1,539

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Local market prices … u GRAINS ($/tonne, delivered Canterbury) free price Wheat, milling,12.5%p 300 300 300 Wheat, feed 280 275 270 Barley, feed 275 265 260

Source: Midlands Grain 370 370 300 310 310 270 290 290 250

International market prices … u LOGS indicator prices, $/tonne Forest index Nov -16 114.63 113.24 112.64


u DAIRY (NZ$/tonne) Butter Skimmilk powder Wholemilk powder Cheese - cheddar

4,375 3,147 3,838 4,836

Fonterra milk price Fonterra dividend Fonterra share price

5,874 3,374 4,499 5,202

5,556 3,366 3,972 5,119

4,308 2,735 3,641 4,376

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u EXCHANGE RATE (NZ$1.00=) US dollar 0.7001 Euro 0.6635

Source: WSI 952 766 642 411 598 413 1,587 1,424

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Calves sell for around $460 each An abundance of feed in the district at the moment helped raise money last week for the IHC and several Mid Canterbury schools. Some 390 calves were offered at Thursday’s sale at the Tinwald saleyards, with prices averaging $460 an animal. Nationally the IHC calf scheme raises more than $1 million and 167 calves raised to weaning weight by Mid Canterbury farmers went under the hammer for the organisation. PGG Wrightson dairy rep Victor Schikker said other beneficiaries of calves sold at the sale, the final cattle sale before the yards close next month, were the Mid Canterbury Rugby Union, the Mayfield A&P Association and Mt Somers Springburn and Wakanui Schools. There were also a couple of private vendors. Schikker said the yarding was predominately friesian bull calves,

There was good demand for calves at Thursday’s sale. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

along with beef calves, with a large gallery of around 70 buyers from the wider Canterbury area. He said prices were about $100

up on last year’s sale, reflecting an abundance of feed in the district. The bulk of the animals will be fattened on Mt Somers farms.


Farmers knocked off precarious perch Agriculture and fishery workers have been overtaken by workers in elementary occupations such as cleaners, rubbish collectors and labourers for having the highest injury rate, Statistics NZ said yesterday. Agriculture and fishery workers had held the top spot for eight years. Elementary occupation workers, which also includes jobs such as pest controllers, hotel porters and courier drivers, had 238 claims per 1000 fulltime equivalent employees in 2015, which was the same rate as the year before. However, the injury rate for ag-

riculture and fishery group workers, which includes forestry workers, fell from 242 per 1000 workers, to 233 in 2015. The provisional figures are based on work-related injury claims accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). They also show workers in elementary occupations had the highest rate of claims for more serious injuries, with 40 entitlement claims for every 1000 fulltime workers. These claims could include death benefits, weekly compensation, lump sums and rehabilitation payments.

“Workers in the agriculture and fishery occupation, which includes forestry workers, now have the second highest claim rate for the first time since 2007. Between 2008 and 2014, these workers had the highest rate of work-related claims. Even though this data is provisional, it’s usually a good indication of what the finalised data will show, which will be available in 2017,” collaborative development manager Michele Lloyd said. The regional picture places Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay with the highest incidence rate – 151 injury claims per 1000 FTEs.

Kraft Heinz-Watties harvester Corey Bestenbreur (left), with PMC Sparks Brothers at Pendarves on Thursday.


Vegetable harv Kraft Heinz-Watties and other vegetable processors are in the thick of a busy season, working in Mid Canterbury paddocks up to 24 hours per day. Field supervisor Dean Casey said the season for crops such as peas

and broad beans ran from mid-November to late February and it carried on regardless of the weather. “There’s only a small window of opportunity before the peas are mature. Machines just keep going for three months non-stop,” he said.

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Last chance to get your entry in There is just one day to go until entries close in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, including the Share Farmer of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions. Entries are being accepted online at and close at midnight tomorrow. General manager Chris Keeping says that out of all entries received to date, there are 275 who entered in time to be eligible for the early bird entry prize draw of $12,000 in travel vouchers and spending money. “What’s really pleasing to see is the number of first-time entries across the three competitions, including 86 entrants in

the Dairy Trainee of the Year competition who have never entered before and 60 first-time Dairy Manager of the Year entrants. “The Dairy Industry Awards encourage sharefarmers, dairy managers and dairy trainees to pull their business apart and scrutinise why they operate the way they do,” Keeping said. She said the recent payout increase announced for Fonterra farmers meant those entering the awards this year can use the competition’s process to analyse their financial situation and look at how to best utilise the money, when it comes in. “We know there are huge benefits and opportunities to be had for those that do take the step to

enter the awards – over $190,000 in national prizes that can be won, networks and friendships developed, confidence gained, business improvement and career advancement.” The 2016 Share Farmers of the Year, Mark and Jaime Arnold, say entering the awards was one of the best decisions they had ever made. “With the higher forecast payout, there might be more room for movement in certain areas. “The awards process gives you an opportunity to actually sit down and look at what you’ve done and how you can do it better or different,” Jaime Arnold said. “You want to make sure you are making the right choices.”

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He said PMC technician Kevin Barker was visiting from England to commission a new harvester. Sparks Brothers spokesperson Andrew Sparks said 24 hectares of peas on the property were being harvested by Kraft Heinz-Watties over two

days, while an additional 40 hectares would soon be harvested by Talley’s. He said yield may be down on last year due to variable spring conditions. “It’s been a tricky spring weather-wise, because of the cooler conditions,” he said.

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – In 2012, Ashburton was noted for having most of what kind of NZ businesses? a. Agricultural b. Family c. Co-operative 2 – What are Aloha, Erfurt, and Ballerina? a. Greetings b. Towns c. Roses 3 – The family name of the German Chancellor is...? a. Merkal b. Mierkel c. Merkel 4 – What was the first country to legislate for same sex marriage? a. Norway b. France c. Netherlands 5 – What is the world record for the women’s 100 metre race? a. 10.49 seconds b. 10.89 seconds c. 11.09 seconds 6 – In what year did the Battle of Trafalgar take place? a. 1805 b. 1809 c. 1813 7 – NaCl is the chemical formula for...? a. Silver b. Household detergent c. Common salt 8 – How many gold medals has paralympian Sophie Pascoe won? a. Seven b. Eight c. Nine

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Ashburton Guardian


A story from one receipt By Kathleen Stringer


ith fewer people using postal services and our reliance on electronic forms of communication, receiving anything in the mail these days is worthy of note. At Ashburton Museum, however, we recently received something quite interesting by post. Looking at this item – dirty, tatty and at first rather boring (it is after all ‘only’ a receipt) – at first one might struggle to find anything to comment on, but it has much to tell. Firstly there is the Ashburton watchmaker Samuel Salek. Samuel obviously went to some effort to produce an attractive document. His receipt refers to a watch purchased by Mr H. Speight. It records the purchase and guarantees that Salek will keep the watch “in good working order and cleaned free of charge for three years”. It also states that Mr Salek was the sole agent for the Lazarus sight-testing system and spectacles. Although we know a little about Mr Salek, our museum didn’t have anything from his store, so that factor alone, made this tatty piece of paper quite valuable. Who was Salek? In 1885 Samuel Salek was listed as a pawnbroker, then the following year an I. Salek (at the same address) was listed as a jeweller. It would appear that there was a family of Saleks who were businessmen and that the brothers worked as partners, as in 1887 as Isaac Salek left for Wanganui, but was still listed as business owner of the City Loan Office. The firm, which also had branches in Wanganui and Timaru, offered both a jewellery and pawnbroker business. They employed a watchmaker as early as 1887. By 1891, Samuel is listed as both pawnbroker and jeweller. In 1898, he sold the business to Mr de Beer. Who was Speight? The watch purchaser Hubert Speight’s story is just as interesting. Hubert received his education under his father and became a pupil teacher at St Albans. He came to Riverside School (later amalgamated with Wakanui) in 1892. He lived with his sister Bertha, who was also involved with the school. When they

Above – Mr Salek’s receipt given to Mr Speight. Left – An unusual men’s pocket watch, attached to a fob chain made of human hair with gold fittings and polished stone one end, in the Ashburton Museum collection. The hair belonged to Ada Webb, wife of owner George Webb, who was said to have beautiful auburn hair. Unfortunately, there are no items known to be from Mr Salek’s shop in the collection. Right – An advertisement in the Ashburton Guardian dated January 12, 1894, for Mr Salek’s jewellers shop in East Street, Ashburton.

left in 1896 the community held an evening to wish them well. Hubert was presented with a gold Albert (watch chain) and pendant purchased from Mr Salek, so maybe he put his watch on the chain? He was also involved with the school choir which presented him with a pair of binoculars. Hubert seemed to be well-liked and involved with a number of activities, including football. He came from an academic family – his brother was Robert, who was a teacher at Christchurch Boys’ High School and a well-known geologist. Both his parents were teachers, his father James a teacher in the Akaroa area, Kakahu in

South Canterbury and finally St Albans in Christchurch. The schoolmaster James is a good example of what teaching was like when schooling was more a luxury than a legal requirement. James learned his profession in workhouses in England before coming to Canterbury. He insisted on strict discipline, being well known as “the flogging headmaster” and was once said to have attached a pupil’s tongue to the mantelpiece for talking. James suffered the same bigotries as many men of the time. For example, he was unsupportive of co-worker Ada Wells, a prominent

suffrage worker, when she asked for maternity leave. However, despite these failings, he was determined that children should receive a good education – being vocal in the need for more or better school buildings. In St Albans he supplemented building funds with his own money, or arranged for speakers to hire out the schoolrooms. After Hubert left Riverside, he moved to the North Island, where he married another teacher. The receipt The receipt now at the museum, was donated to the collection by Hubert’s granddaughter, who lives in the North Island.

It would be easy for her, the donor, to have thrown out this old seemingly worthless piece of paper, but how wonderful she didn’t. Taking the time to write a letter with information about her family and posting it to us, she has increased our knowledge of two families, who although they did not stay very long in our community, made a real impact that it’s good to know more of. We are always very grateful for such donations, either by hand or mail. Hopefully, this example will serve as a guide to how the commonplace or unimportant can be a real asset to the story of our community.

Honouring the Fallen During the period of the First World War, 1914 to 1915, many men from the Ashburton District signed up to fight for the Empire against the German army. Many did not return — almost 450 from Ashburton were killed. The first Ashburton men were killed on April 25, 1915 — the first Anzac Day. Ashburton philanthropist and patriot Frederick Ferriman presented a special flag and a flagpole to the families of those men. The Ashburton Museum with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Ashburton Plains, has erected in front of the Museum one of the original Ferriman flagpoles, and on the centennial of the death of each Ashburton soldier will fly a replica flag. An original flag is on display in the Museum. This week the Ashburton Museum honours: December 5: Cyril Douglas MAKEIG

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 son 46, Clarry Whiting 42, Neil Rayner 40. Women; June Bruhns 40, Maxine Whiting 39. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Bronwyn Flannery. Gluyas Ford # 6; Bronwyn Flannery. Bedrock Bar and Stonegrill # 12; Alec Millar. Ace Auto Electrical # 16; Neil Connelly. Two’s: Pete Marshall, Michael Thomas, Alan Dennis, Alec Millar, Elizabeth Collins. Net Eagle; # 7 not struck Winning pair in the Thompson Cup for mixed couples combined stableford was Darren Green and Maree Moore with 76.

RESULTS ■ Bowls MSA Outdoor Bowling Club Half Day Triples Sponsored by Skip2It Flooring Xtra, November 25 1st R. Mitchell, T. Caldwell, J. Withell 3 win 17 ends 41 points; 2nd A. Smith, J. Martin, B. Molloy 3 wins. 16 ends 31 points; 3rd M. Smallridge, P. Whinham, G. Sparks. 3 wins 15 ends 26 points

■ Football English Premier League

Allenton Bowling Club November 25 Ladies’ Charene Trophy sponsored by Heartland Bank: 1st R. Bennett, W. Watson, S. Holdom & A. Sargisson – 3 wins, 1 draw, 21 ends & 38 points, 2nd L. Chaney, J. Kingsbury, M. Foster & R. Johnston – 3 wins, 1 draw, 18 ends & 38 points, 3rd F. McKnight, A. Reid, M. Knox & V. Whinham – 3 wins, 18 ends & 39 points, 4th W. Blackwell, R. Isherwood, W. Breach & D. Callaghan – 3 wins, 18 ends & 35 points, 5th M. Sullivan, R. Heads, P. McElwain & J. Thomas – 3 wins, 15 ends & 34 points.

Ashburton Bowling Club November 26 Saturday Roll overs 1st Alison Gibbs, Graham Taylor and Peter Quinn 3 wins 9 ends 20 points, 2nd John Kewish, Murray Patterson and Heather Mowatt 2 wins 11 ends 10 points

■ Cycling Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers November 23 Wednesday Night & Social Wheelers Cup and Trophies Series - 22 riders 1st Ethan Titheridge 25m 30s. 2nd Don Summerfield 25m 16s. 3rd Mark Smitheram 25m 17s. 4th Roger Wilson 25m 18s. 5th Don Morrison 25m 35s. 6th Kate Brown 28m 09s. 7th Nigel Leary 25m 41s. 8th Peter Restieaux 36m 08s. 9th Jelle Hendriksen (New Course Record 21m 57s) F/T. 10th Michael Templeton 21m 58s 2f/t. 11th Brad Hudson 21m 58s. 3f/t. 12th. Tony Ward 21m 58s. 4f/t. 13th Michael Gallagher 21m 59s. 5f/t. 14th. Paul Macfie 23m 40s. 15th Richard Kirwan 23m 40s. 16th Nathan Tew 22m 04s. 6f/t. 17th Paul Summerfield 26m 12s. 18th Kevin Opele 24m 46s. 19th Paul Hands 29m 41s. 20th Emma Hudson 29m 44s. 21st Brent Hudson 29m 45s. 22nd Doug Coley 25m 11s.

■ Croquet Waireka Croquet Club November 21 Interclub Advanced Grade: Waireka White v West End Singles: Edmund Fordyce 7 v Joyce Fraser 1; Christopher Stittal 7 v Mavis Holt 3; Kaleb Small 7 v Jill Day 4; Caitlin Smith v Paula Nelson 3; Edmund Fordyce 7 v Mavis Hold 0; Christopher Spittal 7 v Joyce Fraser 1; Kaleb Small 7 v Paula Nelson 4; Caitlin Smith 6 v Jill Day 7; Doubles: Edmund Fordyce and Christopher

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car around a corner ahead of team-mate Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany during the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina track yesterday. Hamilton won the race but Rosberg claimed the championship. PHOTO AP Spittal 7 v Joyce Fraser and Mavis Hold 1; Kaleb Small and Caitlin Smith 7 v Jill Day and Paula Nelson 2; Total games won: Waireka White 9 v West End 1; Total points (hoops) Waireka White 69 v West End 26; Primary Grade: Waireka Red v Waireka White Singles: Janice Murta 7 v Lyn Jones 4; Gail Benseman 6 v Heather Kaye 7; Jackie Rollinson 5 v Pauline Scott 7; Eva Kircher 7 v Shelagh Field 2; Janice Murta 7 v Heather Kaye 4; Gail Benseman 7 v Lyn Jones 4; Jackie Rollinson 4 v Shelagh Field 7; Eva Kircher 7 v Pauline Scott 1; Doubles: Janice Murta and Gail Benseman 7 v Lyn Jones and Heather Kaye 4; Jackie Rollinson 4 v Pauline Scott and Shelagh Field 7; Total games won: Waireka Red 6 v Waireka White 4; Total points (hoops) Waireka Red 61 v Waireka White 47;

Waireka Croquet Club Ruby Ferriman Cup Golf Croquet Drawn Doubles Competition Bev Blair and Joan Hetrick 7 v Sue Lamb and Pauline Scott 6; Bill Allnutt and Donna Lobb 7 v Eva Kircher and John Lobb 4; Phyllis Reith and Sue White 6 v Barbara McIntosh and Shelagh Field 7; Phyllis Reith and Sue Whyte 7 v Heather Kaye and Mary Bruce 1; Bill Allnutt and Donna Lobb 6 v Sue Lamb and Pauline Scott 7; Bev Blair and Joan Hetrick 3 v Eva Kircher and John Lobb 7; Bev Blair and Joan Hetrick 6 v Phyllis Reith and Sue Whyte 7; Eva Kircher and John Lobb 6 v Barbara McIntosh and Shelagh Field 7; Sue Lamb and Pauline Scott 7 v Heather Kaye and Mary Bruce 4; Sue Lamb and Paulikne Scott 7 v Barbara McIntosh and Shelagh Field 3; Eva Kircher and John Lobb 7 v Heather Kaye and Mary Bruce 2; Bill Allnutt and Donna Lobb 3 v Phyllis Reith and Sue Whyte 7; Bill Allnutt and Donna Lobb 7 v Bev Blair and Joan Hetrick 5; Sue Lamb and Pauline Scott 5 v Eva Kircher and

John Lobb 7; Barbara McIntosh and Shelagh Field 7 v Heather Kaye and Mary Bruce 4; Gold and Silver Star Bill Allnutt 6 v Christopher Spittal 7; Bill Allnutt 5 v Christopher Spittal 7; Bill Allnutt 4 v Kaleb Small 7; Bill Allnutt 7 v Kaleb Small 2; Kaleb Small 6 v Christopher Spittal 7; Kaleb Small 5 v Christopher Spittal 7;

■ Golf

Twos: Jamie Stone, Greg Fleming, Kevin Smith, Dave Hewitt, Phillip Kerr, Andrew Tindall and Hamish Niles. Nett Eagles: # 12, Birdies: # 13 November 27 Nine Hole Results - Sutherland Cup Winners: Sharon and Paddy Bradford with a combined stableford score of 77. Runners up: Wendy and Eric Parr with 72pts. Twos: Paddy Bradford.

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November 25 Midlands Seed Friday night teams Top Team: Hoppy’s Hopefulls – Wendy Hopwood, Kristen Williams, John Hetrick, Chris Anderson 95.5 Ladies: Trott’s Lot 87.5, Business Birdies 85 Men: Concrete Blockheads 92.5, Four Putters 91, Coastal Sharks 89, I P Nightly 89, The Fisherman 89 Mixed: Vintage Wine 94.5, Wait N C 89, Tee Partee 86. Top lady: Wendy Hopwood 35, Top man: John Power 33.5 Nearest Pins: Templeton Motors – George Brown; Paul May Motors – Margaret Bean; Mac & Maggies – Ellenor Sullivan; BP Ashburton – Rhonda Gallagher Gabites Lucky Player – Eric Weir, BP Lucky Player – Ruth Keeley. Twos: Gaby Jansen. November 26 Santa Maria Cup Hamish Niles and Bill Hetrick both on nett 67. Other good scores: Paul Greer 68; Bill Doak 69; Chris Robertson, Brendon Davidson, John Power, Bryan Donaldson and Barry Jury all 70. RMF Cup Winner: Ian Rive with 181 points, Chris Ralston 153, Noel Sutton 147, Barry Jury 144, Adrian Hopwood 136 and Peter Wright 133. Nearest The Pins: Braided Rivers: Andrew Tindall; Rothbury Insurance: Murray Wackrow, Netherby Meats: Kevin Smith, South Island Seeds: Greig Sparrow, Charming Thai (longest putt) Tong King.

November 23 9 Hole Twilight Competition Ladies: Adrienne Hopping 18 Stableford points Men Andrew Peck 23 Stableford points 70 off the Stick, Roger Lake 23, Bill Allan 22, Wayne Vessey 21,  Wayne Blair 20, Richard Spicer 19, Mark Greenslade 19, Chris Bell 18, Don Ingold 18, Harley Davies 18. Nearest the Pin, Andrew Peck.

Tinwald Golf Club November 24 Twilight Stableford Leading scores in the irons and hybrid round played on Thursday from the alternate tees: Men: -6; Michael Thomas 32 b/l Mata Kamate 32, Owen Miller 33, Tim Stoddart 35 b/l. 7-10; Mitch VanderKrogt 34, Graham Mils 36, Neil Rayner 36, Kieron Gray 36. 11 plus; Ryan Braddock 34, Richard Hewson 35, Geoff Soal 37 b/l. Women: 0-14; Mara Kennedy 32. 15 plus; Jenny Harrex 30. Bayleys nearest the pin: # 6 Nigel Ludeman.# 16 Pete Ranson Two’s; Pam McAndrew, Pete Ranson, Mata Kamate, Richie Watson, Josh Smith. November 26 Stableford – LJP TRophy Leading scores in the 1st round of the LJP Trophy stableford played on Saturday were: - 14; Randall Feutz 38, Rod Harris 37. 15-21: Pete Marshall 41 c/b Brian Rouse 41, Gordon Rennie 36. 22 plus: Lindsay Jack-

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■ Pigeon racing Ashburton Racing Pigeon Club November 26 Seddon Flock, 3 Flyers Sent 23 birds Winners Flying Time – 4 hours 22 minutes 21 seconds. 1st M Davidson 1183.773 mpm 2nd R Cornwall 1130.472 mpm 3rd L Davidson 1111.337 mpm.  

DRAWS ■ Bowls Hampstead All Sports Club December 5 Bowling Section Women’s Rose Bowl 4s - Proudly sponsored by Netherby Pharmacy Start 9:00 am, Location Hampstead Bowling Green Skips: M. Eder, D. Gutberlet, R. Bennett, N. McKenzie, W. Watson, M. Lloyd, R. Isherwood, G. Baker, M. Middleton, G. Hawkins, H. Boag, F. McKnight, S. Scott, G. Body

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club December 3 The closing day match will be played for the John Smallbone Memorial Trophy. This is a mixed Canadian Foursomes match. There will be an earlier start time as the Trophy Presentation dinner will be held from 6pm. Starting times: Morning 8am, Afternoon report to the Pro shop at 11.00 for an 11.30am start.

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RESULTS ■ Motor racing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Results from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday (55 laps): 1. Lewis Hamilton (MER) 1hr 38m 4.01s 2. Nico Rosberg (GER/MER) +0.439 3. Sebastian Vettel (GER/FER) 0.843 4. Max Verstappen (NED/RBR) 1.685 5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/RBR) 5.315 6. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/FER) 18.816 7. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/FOR) 50.114 8. Sergio Perez (MEX/FOR) 58.776 9. Felipe Massa (BRA/WIL) 59.436 10. Fernando Alonso (ESP/MLA) 59.896 11. Romain Grosjean (FRA/HAA) 1m 16.77 12. Esteban Gutierrez (HAA) 1m 35.11 13. Esteban Ocon (FRA/MAN) 1 lap 14. Pascal Wehrlein (GER/MAN) 1 lap 15. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/SAU) 1 lap 16. Felipe Nasr (BRA/SAU) 1 lap 17. Jolyon Palmer (ENG/REN) 1 lap Not classified: Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/TOR) 14 laps Daniil Kvyat (RUS/TOR) 41 laps Jenson Button (ENG/MLA) 43 laps Valtteri Bottas (FIN/WIL) 49 laps Kevin Magnussen (DEN/REN) 50 laps

■ Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis November 23 Twilight Hit & Miss 16 v Smithies 17, Trades 17 v Hackers 16, Tridents 18 v High Raters 15, ADC Aces 16 v Famous Grouse 17, TBC 12 v We Are Stihl Suzuki 21, Miss Hits 15 v Get a Grip 18, Tax-manian Devils 14 v Council Crew 19, Twilight Ferns 14 v Hit 4 Brains 19, String Quartet 18 v CATS 15, Raqueteers 18 v Lucky Strings 15, The Unknowns 19 v Triple Threat 14, New Bees 16 v Hepburns 17. November 24 Sunset Doubles Division 1: Heineken Openers lost to AFC 1-5, Carrfields 1 lost to Coasters 2-4, Ball Wackers lost to Cates Grain & Seed 0-6, Serve in Volley beat Fairton Turkeys 3½2½

Division 2: New Boys drew with Golden Flyers 3-3, Doubles Faults beat Winchmore 5½-½, Ruapuna beat Cream of the Crop 6-0, Miss Hits lost to B Team 1-5 Division 3: 4 Aces lost to Highly Strung 2-4, Backspin beat The No Hopers 6-0, Read Revellers beat Burton Battlers 6-0, I’d Hit That lost to Faultless 2-4. Ladies Go Girls beat Casual Sets 6-0, The Sunset Girls drew with Wanna Bees 3-3, The Ladies beat Dorie Damsels 4-2, In with a Shot drew with Backhand Babes 3-3. November 26 A Grade Tinwald lost to Hampstead 6 matches to 0: A. Gomez-Lopera & D. Taylor lost to A. Mitchell & A. Van Rooyen 1-6, 1-6, D. Scott & M Lucas lost to M. Thyne & J. Brosnahan 0-6, 4-6, A. Gomez-Lopera lost to A. Mitchell 6-3, 3-6, 0-1 (5-10), D. Taylor lost to A. Van Rooyen 1-6, 1-6, D. Scott lost to M. Bubb 1-6, 0-6, J. Sheridan lost to J. Brosnahan 1-6, 2-6. Allenton beat Methven 55 games to 47: R. Cromie & B. Looij beat K. Kawamata & F. Ness 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4), N. Thomassen & M. Looij beat S. Innes & I. Talbot 6-4, 6-0, R. Cromie lost to F. Ness 3-6, 6-3, 0-1 (210), B. Looij lost to K. Kawamata 3-6, 4-6, N. Thomassen beat I. Talbot 6-1, 6-0, M. Looij lost to S. Innes 5-7, 1-6. Fairton beat Southern 5 matches to 1: P. Leonard & T. Leonard beat A. Wilson & P. Bryant 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 1-0 (10-6), P. Crozier & M. Martin beat O. McKeown & E. Connelly-Whyte 7-5, 6-1, P. Leonard lost to A. Wilson by default, C. Brosnahan beat P. Bryant 7-5, 6-4, T. Leonard beat O. McKeown 6-1, 6-1, P. Crozier beat E. Connelly-Whyte 6-2, 6-0. A Reserve J. Jackways & J. Pye lost to R. Watt & A. McKeown 3-6, 6-4, 0-1 (8-10), F. Pye & L Pye lost to A. Watt & L. Adam 1-6, 6-2, 0-1 (8-10), L. Pye lost to A. Watt 4-6, 5-7, F. Pye beat L. Adam 7-5, 7-5, J. Jackways lost to R. Watt 1-6, 3-6, J. Pye beat A. McKeown 6-3, 6-2. Allenton beat Methven 54 games to 48: G. Preston & C. Collins lost to N. Alombro & J. Sheridan 2-6, 5-7, H. Preston & L. Moore beat C. Hollings & V. Talbot 6-3, 6-2, G. Preston lost to N. Alombro 5-7, 0-6, C. Collins lost to J. Sheridan 5-7, 1-6, H. Preston beat C. Hollings 6-1, 6-2, L. Moore beat V.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Hampstead Dorie lost to Methven 4 matches to 2: J. Barry & Z. Aschen lost to G. Casey-Solly & J. Sheridan 3-6, M. Hopkins & A. Riley lost to J. Ermio & A. Ermio 6-7 (8-10), J. Barry lost to G. Casey-Solly 4-9, M. Hopkins beat J. Sheridan 9-5, Z. Aschen beat J. Ermio 9-5, A. Riley lost to A. Ermio 3-9. Methven Silver beat Southern Smash 5 matches to 1: S. Van Rooyen & H. Glass beat R. Furrer & E. Keating 6-1, G. Holdsworth & H. Simpson beat M. Armstrong & S. Scott 6-2, S. Van Rooyen lost to R. Furrer 5-9, G. Holdsworth beat M. Armstrong 9-2, H. Simpson beat E. Keating 9-1, H. Glass beat S. Scott 9-0.

NZ Breakers coach Paul Henare has delivered a stinging critique of his team, lamenting a “soft” defensive effort in their NBL loss to Cairns. The 91-80 defeat in Cairns also featured a lack of smarts down the stretch according to Henare, after his team fought back from 53-38 down at halftime. Talbot 6-1, 6-0. Tinwald beat Hampstead 4 matches to 2: H. Tawateo & J. Jones beat L. Schikker & T. McCaw 7-5, 6-4, C. Thomson & J. Leslie lost to L. Prendergast & A. Spicer 1-6, 0-6, H. Tawatao lost to L. Schikker 2-6, 6-3, 0-1 (11-13), J. Jones lost to T. McCaw 5-7, 6-2, 0-1 (5-10), C. Thomson beat L. Prendergast 6-1, 6-4, J. Leslie beat A. Spicer 6-2, 6-2. Junior A Hampstead beat Methven 4 matches to 2 O. Bubb & R. Breen beat J. King & G. Newton 6-1, H. Feutz & W. Copland lost to S. Fulton & C. Wareing 5-7, O. Bubb beat J. King 9-2, R. Breen beat G, Newton 9-3, H. Feutz beat C. Wareing 9-7, W. Copland lost to s. Fulton 6-9.

Junior B Allenton beat Dorie 4 matches to 2 D. Gilbert & R. Blundell beat S. Kingsbury & B. Sloper 6-2, K. Harrison & J. Amos beat S. Pye & O. Jackways 6-3, D. Gilbert beat S. Kingsbury 6-1, R. Blundell beat B. Sloper 6-1, K. Harrison lost to S. Pye 1-6, J. Amos lost to O. Jackways 3-6. Methven Black lost to Southern Starts 5 matches to 1 J. King & S. Furndorfler lost to G. Austin & S. Henson 0-6, B. Giera & R. Giera lost to C. O’Connell & S. Wilson 2-6, J. King lost to G. Austin 1-6, S. Furndorfler lost to S. Henson 3-6, B. Giera beat C. O’Connell 6-5, R. Giera lost to S. Wilson 0-6. Junior C Southern Sharks lost to Wakanui 27 games to 28: J. Johnson & L. O’Connell lost to F. Veix & D. McBain 3-6, I. Brooke & B. Hyde beat R. Hart & L. Sloper 6-1, J. Johnson lost to F. Veix 1-6, L. O’Connell lost to D. McBain 5-6, I. Brooke beat R. Hart 6-4, B. Hyde beat L. Sloper 6-5. Allenton Smashers lost to Allenton Aces 30 games to 26: A. Parsons & J. Gilbert lost to M. Christie & A. Ciora 2-6, T. Amon & F. Nicol beat S. Hosking & C. Gorton 6-5, A. Parsons beat M. Christie 6-3, J. Gilbert lost to A. Giora 5-6, T. Amos lost to S. Hosking 1-6, F. Nicol beat C. Gorton 6-4. Hampstead drew with Methven White 26 games all: A. Spooner & R. Wall beat E. Watson & J. Campbell 6-4, G. Butler & R. Harris lost to C. Robinson & C. Perham 3-6, A. Spooner beat E. Watson 6-0, R. Wall lost to J. Campbell 5-6, G. Butler beat C. Robinson 6-4, R. Harris lost to C. Perham 0-6.


Templeton duo to the fore after mass start The father and son duo of Ross and Michael Templeton scooped the major prizes in the Tinwald Cycling Club’s 45km mass start event on Sunday. Battling against a solid westerly on the outward leg from Mt Somers to the old shearers’ huts at Hakatere Station, the field split into a number of bunches with a lead group of 10 riders.

The quick run home saw several of the group peel off, leaving six riders to contest the finish. It was Michael Templeton, who for the second week running had the final say and claimed victory – covering the distance in 72 minutes 35 seconds. Brad Hudson produced a top ride to take the second place spoils with Hamish McDonald in

the thick of the finish to secure the final podium position. Steve Hands and Rob Hooper were next home. Templeton senior’s sterling ride to stay with the lead bunch saw him deservedly lift the sealed handicap honours. Ryan Jackson pulled out his best ride of the season to claim second place in the sealed handi-

cap, with Timaru visitor Doreen Lembke taking the third place spoils. Junior rider Alyssa McGinity bravely battled the elements and was justly rewarded for her efforts by claiming line and sealed handicap honours. Next week the club will contest a 48km handicap event on the Grahams Road block.

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In brief Ruiz ‘the favourite’ Joseph Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry says Andy Ruiz Jr must be considered the favourite to beat his man and claim the WBO world heavyweight title in Auckland in a fortnight. In a statement perhaps designed to focus Parker’s mind now that the Kiwi pair have arrived in the city from their Las Vegas base, Barry said Ruiz had the experience, skills, hunger and toughness to beat the 24-year-old New Zealander at Vector Arena on December 10. “He is the favourite to win this fight, there is no doubt in my mind about that,” Barry said. - NZME

Irving, James lead Cavs Kyrie Irving poured in 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter as LeBron James added a triple-double to lead Cleveland to a 112-108 comeback NBA victory over Philadelphia yesterday. James came up with his third triple-double of the season while Kevin Love chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the defending champion Cavs (13-2) register their fourth straight win. Denver beat the Phoenix Suns 120-114, and Indiana slammed the Los Angeles Clippers 91-70. - AAP

All Blacks in camp Expectations among the All Blacks coaches are going to be running higher in 2017 which is why they are going to hold a training camp in January which will be used to make a number of things clear. Around 40 players – all those who were involved with the All Blacks this year and a handful of injured warriors such as Sonny Bill Williams and Nehe Milner-Skudder – will gather up for a few days in summer and map out the next six months. There will be fitness testing, gameplan clarity and a blueprint laid down for how the All Blacks plan to evolve and develop their game for the series that is threatening to be bigger than Ben Hur. - NZME

Leadership required Peter Sterling has called for strong leadership from league central as the standoff between ARLC chairman John Grant and the NRL clubs enters a second week. Relationships between league central and clubs have reached crisis point after the governing body last week reneged on a funding model agreed to a year ago. - AAP





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In brief College win thriller Ashburton College 1st XI secured a tight win at the weekend against St Andrew’s College 1st XI with a tight five run difference between the two sides. Ashburton won the toss and batted first, scoring a solid 201 before they were bowled out in the 44th over. Opener Tom Ravenscroft dragged the team to a competitive score with his 73 off 106. The St Andrew’s batting lineup struggled to gain momentum, as Will Graham and Gareth Hunt bagged eight wickets between them to restrict St Andrew’s to 196 for nine.

Hilfenhaus a Cantab Canterbury have signed Australian swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus for the first half of this season’s T20 domestic competition in New Zealand. The 33-year-old rightarmer will play Canterbury’s first six T20 matches before Christmas. Canterbury have also secured the services of Australian allrounder Shane Watson for Sunday’s opening match against Central Districts in New Plymouth. - NZME Mid Canterbury’s Bevan Ravenscroft posted nine before being dismissed by South African Francois Mostert on Sunday. PHOTO JAMIE ADAIR 231116-JA-0399


Mid Canterbury fall five short By James Ford

Mid Canterbury’s final pre-season hit-out before the start of their Hawke Cup campaign on December 3 ended in defeat in Ashburton on Sunday. The home side fell to a narrow five-run loss to old enemy North Otago. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat as openers Duncan

Drew and Dallas Mauhika posted 16 and 22 respectively before Jeremy Smith put up 21. But North Otago’s middle order failed to fire as Nathan Smith (1), who turned out for New Zealand Under 19 at the world cup in Bangladesh earlier this year, and Zach Wade (2) were removed by Jason Morrison (3 for 24 off 10 overs). Brady Kingan then went for a

duck as Tom Meyrick (2 for 14 off 10 overs) collected his first of two wickets. South African all-rounder Francois Mostert offered the most resistance with 35 off 41 deliveries before being dismissed by Harry Jones (3 for 21 off 10.1 overs) as North Otago posted 133. Despite a fine effort from Robbie Polson (20), Bo Houston (31) and Meyrick (39), Mid Canter-

bury’s chase fell an agonising five runs short. Craig Smith and Mostert played the roles of chief destroyers for North Otago, taking 5 for 31 off 12 overs and 4 for 10 off 10 overs respectively. Mid Canterbury will now turn their attention to their Hawke Cup clash against South Canterbury at Ashburton Domain Oval this weekend.

Taylor notches test century number 16 By andrew alderson Led by Ross Taylor’s 16th test century and with fine but windy weather forecast today, New Zealand are poised to press for a series victory against Pakistan, the world’s No.2 side. The hosts declared at 313 for five, leaving Pakistan to survive three overs before stumps on the fourth day in Hamilton. The visitors finished on one without loss, but the chase for 369 should be insurmountable if past Seddon Park results are a gauge. In 2000, Australia hauled in the highest successful fourth innings chase with 212-4. The highest score in the final innings was Sri Lanka’s 344-6 for a draw in 1991. If New Zealand secure a draw or win, it will be the first time in 31 years they have triumphed in a series over Pakistan. Taylor, who undergoes surgery on his left eye this week to remove a pterygium growth, looked as comfortable as he has

in months at the crease. He finished unbeaten on 102, the first time he has passed 50 in 12 test innings. The mark also broke New Zealand’s seven-test hundred drought. Appropriately Taylor reached the milestone cutting backward of point, the signature shot in an innings which brought him to within one ton of mentor Martin Crowe’s New Zealand test century record of 17. The speed of his hands and a savage intent made captivating viewing. He leaned forward in his stance, before making a judgement call and rocking back where necessary to attack. He was dismissed lbw to Riaz on 16 but survived courtesy of a no-ball on review. The ball tracker also showed the delivery going over the stumps. Earlier, Kane Williamson (42) and Tom Latham (80) forged a 96-run second-wicket partnership, the foundation in establishing the hosts’ target. The pair survived a run out ca-

Centurion Ross Taylor lamity by one television frame in the 19th over. Sub-fielder Yasir Shah picked up and underarmed in one motion towards the striker’s end. When he hit the stumps Latham was ‘out’; when the bail lifted Latham was ‘in’. The opener was 23 and New Zealand 47-1. Latham was cruelly treated on the verdict. Initially the scoreboard operator posted ‘out’ on the screen before reverting to ‘not out’ moments later. Hopefully the culprit is never put in charge of any nuclear warheads.

Williamson was last dismissed in the 40s in June 2014, and had navigated through them 19 times since. Latham passed 50 for the third time in 18 innings at home; he has done so 13 times in 33 innings overseas. It continues a curious pattern to his scoring since the Zimbabwe series in August. Latham has had 13 innings, passed 50 four times and not reached 10 on the other nine occasions. This innings marked a return to his customary grit until Wahab Riaz, working towards 140km/h, got a short ball to hurry on. Latham lobbed a legside catch to Sarfraz. Colin de Grandhomme offered late impetus, belting 32 off 21 balls. At lunch New Zealand were 971. Jeet Raval practically walked, such was the accuracy of Mohammad Amir’s lbw shout. Pakistan may have regretted not selecting the world’s seventh-ranked bowler Yasir on an ageing wicket. - NZME

Smith praises fielding Australia batted with more determination and bowled with greater efficacy in Adelaide, but their improved fielding was also critical in a much-needed win that snapped a five-test losing streak. Steve Smith’s side recorded a seven-wicket win over South Africa on Sunday, completing victory in the day-night dead rubber. Australia’s fielding has been a concern for Smith and coach Darren Lehmann in recent years. Former skippers Ian Chappell and Steve Waugh have been highly critical, while Lehmann himself described the side’s fielding as “shoddy at best” in 2014. - AAP

Proteas tickled pink South Africa’s doubts have disappeared about day-night test cricket. Captain Faf du Plessis says he wants more pink ball cricket after experiencing a day-night Test for the first time at Adelaide Oval. Du Plessis says the third test against Australia erased any queries in the South Africans, who were initially reluctant to play tests with pink balls. “Before this series, the questions that we did have about the pink ball and playing day-night cricket often were more sceptical – and now that we have been through it, not so much,” du Plessis said. “I think it’s positive signs going forward. I would definitely like to see it in South Africa.” - NZME

Not just a nurdler The Australian public has seen only one of fresh-faced opener Matt Renshaw’s many strengths, according to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja, who captains Renshaw at Queensland, was full of praise for what the 20-year-old achieved on test debut at Adelaide Oval. Renshaw, one of three debutants blooded in the day-night clash, finished 34 not out to help Australia secure a seven-wicket win. But Khawaja suggested it would be wrong to pigeonhole the English-born opener as a grinder or nurdler. “I’ve seen him come up against a few spinners and really heave them for some big sixes and really change gears.” - AAP


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Filly repays trainer’s faith Sweepstake may have been at long odds when she placed in the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas, but her performance came as no surprise to her trainer Mike Breslin. The Per Incanto filly was making just her fourth race day appearance when she finished a brave third behind the star southerner La Diosa at Riccarton. “She raced pretty much as I expected and there’s more to come. “She’s only lightly raced and she’s still learning,” Breslin said. “She’ll be back in work on December 1 and her main aim will be the New Zealand Oaks and we’ll work her programme back from that.” Part-owner Breslin has confidence in Sweepstake’s ability to be competitive at 2400 metres. “She’s out of a Carnegie mare, who is a half-sister to the dam of a Wellington Cup winner (Graphic) so she’s got a strong staying pedi-


gree on her dam’s side and we’ll go with that,” he said. Sweepstake’s mother Lottery is also a half-sister to Lady Annaliese, who ran third in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks before her sale to the United States where she was a stakes winner. Meanwhile, promising stablemate Wafer pleased Breslin with her last-start second behind the talented Lewis Caroll at Waverley where she resumed after a lengthy break. The winner of the Listed Gore Guineas back in January, the daughter of Alamosa hadn’t raced since she finished fifth at Te Rapa in the autumn. “I was pleased with her run the other day and we’ll just take her along quietly,” Breslin said. “She’ll have her next couple of runs in her own grade and then we might have a look at some black type.” - NZME

Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 29 Nov 2016 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13; 14 and 15 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 13, 14 and 15 1 12.05pm (NZT) SOUTHLAND GREYHOUNDS WELCOME C0, 390m 1 78x5 Sergio Star nwtd ....................J T McInerney 2 5 Wong Answer nwtd M & ....................Jopson 3 36 Ghost nwtd ...................................C Roberts 4 5 Definitely Maybe nwtd M &................Jopson 5 27422 Homebush Stormy nwtd.........J T McInerney 6 38388 Starry Baxter nwtd .................J T McInerney 7 Crooked Hillary nwtd ..............J T McInerney 8 75666 Eskimo Chill nwtd...............................J Allen 9 887 Homebush Eliza nwtd ............J T McInerney 2 12.25pm ADDED ENERGY DASH C0, 390m 1 46367 Waimak Sheff nwtd ................J T McInerney 2 78 Crazy Sunday nwtd ................J T McInerney 3 82473 Homebush Tulip nwtd .............J T McInerney 4 1 What’s Wong nwtd M & .....................Jopson 5 Lydia Tee nwtd ..............................R Adcock 6 68468 Homebush Edge nwtd............J T McInerney 7 7 Unfathomable nwtd M & ....................Jopson 8 65586 Double Brew nwtd M &......................Jopson 9 887 Homebush Eliza nwtd ............J T McInerney 3 12.45 GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ C1, 390m 1 15F24 Too Much Sugar nwtd ............... A Bradshaw 2 73443 Cronos nwtd ......................................B Eade 3 86188 Homebush Banker nwtd .........J T McInerney 4 64128 Southern Honey nwtd .................R Hamilton 5 54757 Rhinegolde nwtd ................................J Allen 6 16578 Opawa Crusade 22.38 L &................. Wales 7 13 Super Stevie nwtd ........................C Roberts 8 77784 Idol Georgie nwtd .............................. J Rush 9 36677 Homebush Bailey nwtd ..........J T McInerney 4 1.05 HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD BREEN C1, 390m

Gold Fever may be given the opportunity to emulate her older half-sister following her weekend success on debut at Te Rapa. “The Matamata Breeders’ Stakes looks a likely target for her,” said Jamie Richards, who prepares the Savabeel filly in partnership with Stephen Autridge. Gold Fever’s sibling Gold Rush won the Group Two event last season. - NZME

On the comeback trail Call Me Royal is making good progress after a tendon injury halted his career. “He had seven weeks in his box and he’s out in a yard now,” trainer Tarissa Mitchell said. Call Me Royal won four races this year and he also finished runner-up over 2500 metres at Riccarton. - NZME

WFA key for Kawi

Sweepstake will be targeting the New Zealand Oaks. PHOTO RACE IMAGES

Allan Sharrock is looking forward to Kawi’s return to weight-for-age racing in Saturday’s $A1 million Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. His Savabeel six-year-old finished sixth last time out in the Railway Stakes and he will meet the winner Scales Of Justice five kilos better off. - NZME

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Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington 3 5x1 Mazu 30.35 J & ...............................D Fahey TANCE C1d, 645m 1 46261 Goldstar Coco 38.60 S & ................B Evans Raceway Meeting Date: 29 Nov 2016 NZ Meeting num- 4 54733 Velvet Girl 30.68 ............................... B Dann 2 35426 Know Scholar nwtd ........................G Cleeve ber: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 5 15453 Spring Sam 30.74 ..................J T McInerney 3 25771 Oak Spur nwtd ..................................P Scott 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 6 53885 Crystal Flame 30.59 ........................ M Grant 4 67857 Goldstar Avery 38.12 S &................B Evans 10, 11 and 12 7 53484 Another Vespa nwtd ...............J T McInerney 5 16143 Goldstar Dallas 39.00 S &...............B Evans 8 17425 Mushroom Cloud nwtd .......................C Weir 1 4.06pm THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT C1, 295m 6 65272 Luminary 38.13 .........................R Blackburn 9 36646 Goldstar Miley 31.02 S & ................B Evans 1 38418 Saraya Jayde 17.55 ..................... L Waretini 7 88878 Goldstar Po 38.27 S & ....................B Evans 2 54111 Whose He 17.49 ..............................A Joyce 10 15466 Nariti 31.53................................R Blackburn 3 57478 Cawbourne Peejay 17.23 ................J Tanner 4 4.56pm FAST ARCHER AT STUD SPRINT C1, 295m 8 57467 Goldstar Boomer nwtd S & .............B Evans 1 81387 Minnie Sprite 17.81 ...................... L Waretini 7 5.55pm ADDINGTON EVENTS CENTRE SPRINT 4 44176 Ben Jamming 17.56 M & ...................Jopson 2 74854 Jinno Gino 17.65 ......................... J McMillan C1, 295m 5 24544 Know Cheers 17.50 .......................G Cleeve 1 32836 Kablitz 17.62 ................................ K Cassidy 3 32453 Broken Penniless 17.64 .................G Cleeve 6 73531 Opawa Blinky 17.49 L & ..................... Wales 2 44625 Coleridge Jim 17.60 M &..................... Smith 4 86526 Dan Blue Blood nwtd .............J T McInerney 7 68283 Goldstar Scooter 17.94 S & ............B Evans 3 58727 Cosmoholic 17.53 ........................A Waretini 5 33472 Go Tommo 17.10 S & ......................B Evans 8 85474 Another Charm 17.75.............J T McInerney 4 15766 Homebush Noodlum nwtd ......J T McInerney 6 67553 Glad Rags 17.61 .................................A Lee 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy 5 82874 Kiwi Baxter 18.02 ...................J T McInerney 7 31712 Zabambi 17.62 .................................A Joyce 10 55786 Max Brainstrain 17.39 M & .................. Smith 2 4.23pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSS MATHERS DASH 8 51242 Dixie Miss 17.49........................R Blackburn 6 15466 Kelly’s Boy 17.60 .............................. S Whall 7 41224 Bella Jade 17.58 ..........................C Roberts 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy C1, 295m 8 73755 Abacus Magic nwtd .......................R Adcock 1 16217 Smash Bomber 17.35 ..................... M Grant 10 37888 Lagoon Allira nwtd M & ....................... Smith 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy 2 62577 Another Cruise 17.40 .............J T McInerney 5 5.16pm HAMPDEN TAVERN DASH C1, 295m 1 27183 Hilton Cust 17.61 ...................... A Bradshaw 10 66848 Smash Fire 17.80............................ M Grant 3 22867 Cosmic Chelsea 17.36 M & ............P Binnie 2 21412 Smash Demand 17.47 .................... M Grant 8 6.11pm ISLINGTON TAVERN DASH C1, 295m 4 12821 Ohoka Hunter 17.80..................... L Waretini 1 41565 Little Snicko 17.74 ..................J T McInerney 3 6865x Big Catch 17.38 M & .........................Jopson 5 618 Goldstar Scout 17.50 S & ...............B Evans 2 25446 True To Life 17.65 ................................A Lee 4 76352 Royal Bash 17.32 ............................. B Dann 6 75663 Royal Descent 17.89 .................R Blackburn 3 26565 Lucas Scott 17.43 ........................ L Waretini 5 61678 Flat Pack 17.73 ......................J T McInerney 7 643F8 Hat Trick Chaos nwtd .......................A Joyce 4 76573 Black Tryax 17.71 ...................... G T Bennett 6 43646 Goldstar Bomber 17.33 S & ............B Evans 8 65883 Bursar 17.40 ................................ K Cassidy 5 22335 Know Contest 17.30.......................G Cleeve 7 84655 Ohoka Braxton 17.82 ................... L Waretini 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy 6 28348 Smash Lilly 17.57............................ M Grant 8 38687 Fear Marina 17.51..................J T McInerney 10 x7884 Cawbourne Teash nwtd...................J Tanner 7 34514 Falconhurst nwtd J &.......................D Fahey 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy 3 4.41 ANGLER’S ARMS TAVERN STAKES C1, 520m 8 127x7 Smashniak Smash nwtd ....................C Weir 1 11232 Opawa Racer 30.72 J & ..................D Fahey 10 68687 Moratorium 17.85 ......................R Blackburn 2 36225 Goldstar Dodge 30.88 S & ..............B Evans 6 5.36pm GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND DIS- 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy


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37342 Kelly’s My Name nwtd .....................J Goode 54343 Goldstar Archie nwtd M & .................Jopson 36646 Goldstar Miley 31.02 S & ................B Evans 1 43556 Another Message 30.42 .........J T McInerney 15466 Nariti 31.53................................R Blackburn 2 25616 Cawbourne Brandy nwtd..............C Roberts 3 71211 Zipping Marlisa 30.23.........................C Weir 12 7.22pm LIVAMOL DASH C1, 295m 1 77655 Slick Action 17.63 S &.....................B Evans 4 24838 Run Zola 30.51 H & ............................Taylor 2 15488 Zircon 17.28 ...........................J T McInerney 5 34148 Goldstar Phelps nwtd S & ...............B Evans 3 75457 Gracious Oak 17.46 .................. G T Bennett 6 74725 No Biffo nwtd ................................... M Grant 4 64263 Sioux Baxter nwtd ..................J T McInerney 7 32212 Draxler 30.32 J & ............................D Fahey 5 55223 Kingman 17.39 ................................ M Grant 8 15244 Opawa Anthony 30.39 J & ..............D Fahey 6 66416 Jinga Snag 17.85 .............................A Joyce Energencies: 7 64678 Cool Dexter 17.28 M & ......................Jopson 9 36646 Goldstar Miley 31.02 S & ................B Evans 8 36564 Rocket Jewel 17.51 ......................C Roberts 10 15466 Nariti 31.53................................R Blackburn Emergencies: 10 6.46 GARDEN CITY CHEM-DRY SPRINT C1, 295m 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy 1 38863 Brooke Davis 17.25 ...................... L Waretini 2 18211 Serious Torque 17.24 ...................... M Grant 10 44877 Terra Alert 17.31 C & ......................... Fagan 3 47565 Minor Brainwave 17.97 M & ................ Smith SELECTIONS 4 66477 Sergio Destroyer nwtd............J T McInerney Race 1: Saraya Jayde, Goldstar Scooter, Whose He, Opawa Blinky 5 66245 Timely Reminder 17.17 M & .............Jopson Race 2: Hat Trick Chaos, Smash Bomber, Ohoka Hunter, 6 87335 Princely Money nwtd ..............J T McInerney Race 3: Mazu, Opawa Racer, Mushroom Cloud, Velvet Girl 7 74446 Pagani 17.47 ............................. G T Bennett Race 4: Zabanbi, Dixie Miss, Broken Penniless, Minnie Sprite 8 51227 Know Bias nwtd .............................G Cleeve Race 5: Hilton Cust, Flat Pack, Smash Demand, Royal Bash 9 67738 Tayla’s Friend 17.61 ..................... K Cassidy Race 6: Know Scholar, Luminary, Goldstar Dallas, Goldstar Avery 10 48888 Jimmy Nail 17.88 ........................ J McMillan Race 7: Homebush Noodlum, Bella Jade, Kablitz, Coleridge Jim 11 7.06pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC STAKES C1, 520m Race 8: Falconhurst, Black Tryax, Smashniak Smash, Little Snicko 1 74253 Mandy Junior 30.88 J & ..................D Fahey Race 9: Zipping Marlisa, Opawa Anthony, Cawbourne Brandy, 2 67455 Flaming Sambuca 31.20 ........J T McInerney Race 10: Serious Torque, Know Bias, Brooke Davis, Pagani 3 18666 Oaks Hill nwtd ........................... G T Bennett Race 11: Opawa Hope, Kelly’s My Name, Oaks Hill, Cairo 4 75324 Opawa Hope 31.36 L & ...................... Wales Race 12: Zircon, Slick Action, Rocket Jewel, Kingman 5 2681 Translator nwtd J & .........................D Fahey LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 6 25216 Cairo 31.21 ..................................... M Grant - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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Southland dogs Today at Ascot Park Raceway 1 88761 Botany Cold nwtd ...................J T McInerney 2 64676 Chill Out Rach nwtd M & ...................Jopson 3 62351 Mya Time 22.92 ................................B Eade 4 35237 Definite 22.77 .................................. R Breen 5 52153 Cawbourne Wazza 22.79 .............C Roberts 6 83755 Freckle Flyer nwtd ..............................J Allen 7 68368 Opawa Richie nwtd L & ...................... Wales 8 81584 Opawa Opal 22.84 L & ....................... Wales 9 36677 Homebush Bailey nwtd ..........J T McInerney 5 1.25pm ASCOT PARK CONSORTIUM C0, 457m 1 585 Magic Brodie nwtd ............. N C W Wanhalla 2 53633 Light Thaw nwtd .................................J Allen 3 83243 Opawa Velocette nwtd L & ................. Wales 4 3857 Lucky Sunday nwtd ................J T McInerney 5 77578 Homebush Myra nwtd ............J T McInerney 6 88 Opawa Spirit nwtd L & ....................... Wales 7 82642 Trendy Blake nwtd ..................J T McInerney 8 4221 Kiwi Breeze nwtd J & ......................D Fahey 6 1.45pm OTATARA DASH C1, 390m 1 53535 Rib Curler 22.97 .................................J Allen 2 53478 Theseus 22.89 ..................................B Eade 3 47477 Harden Faster 22.93 M & ..................Jopson 4 46257 Todd Blue Blood 23.59 ...........J T McInerney 5 23454 Another Jamie 22.73 ..............J T McInerney 6 44327 Miss Blue Sky nwtd .....................R Hamilton 7 32245 Idol Star 23.02 L & ............................. Wales 8 38486 Thrilling Spell 23.00 .................... B I Conner 9 36677 Homebush Bailey nwtd ..........J T McInerney 7 2.06pm MR WHIPPY SOUTHLAND C2/3, 390m 1 78576 Another Belle 22.47 ...............J T McInerney 2 44277 Mrs Phyliss nwtd ....................... A Bradshaw 3 73784 Homebush Riley 22.81 ...........J T McInerney 4 81888 Pukeko Bolt nwtd ...........................B Healey 5 74512 Wunzee 22.72 ........................J T McInerney 6 46766 Jinja Loch 22.74 .........................H Wanhalla 7 21633 Scary Canary 22.72 ..........................B Eade 8 34411 Opawa Lean Meat 22.55 L & ............. Wales

9 45742 Briseur De Reves nwtd ............. A Bradshaw 10 17267 Star Apache nwtd........................ B I Conner 8 2.26pm FAR SOUTH CHALLENGE HEATS (GROUP 2) C5q, 457m 1 13365 Helena Allen 25.77.......................C Roberts 2 51111 American Warrior 25.69 J & ............D Fahey 3 26387 Homebush Howard 26.02 ......J T McInerney 4 84415 Black Crow 25.75 ...................... A Bradshaw 5 35246 Know Neglect 26.13 .......................G Cleeve 6 25384 Ebert Bale nwtd ...........................C Roberts 7 34213 Berridale Lad 25.82............ N C W Wanhalla 8 55348 Lektra Concord nwtd ......................G Cleeve 9 2.46pm FAR SOUTH CHALLENGE HEATS (GROUP 2) C5q, 457m 1 42754 Fekitoa nwtd ..................................R Adcock 2 32164 Nozzno Fear nwtd ..................... A Bradshaw 3 44622 Know Answer nwtd.........................G Cleeve 4 x72x7 Jessie Surfs 26.31 .......................C Roberts 5 36276 Ace Bale nwtd ..............................C Roberts 6 17211 Opawa Kevin 26.01 J & ...................D Fahey 7 44353 Southern Lights 26.10 .................R Hamilton 8 24717 Homebush Kelso 26.08 ..........J T McInerney 10 3.06 CONGRATULATIONS POKER PLAYER C2/3, 390m 1 83778 Another Liz nwtd ....................J T McInerney 2 27878 Definer 22.88 ................................R Adcock 3 15531 Deman Blue Blood nwtd ........J T McInerney 4 42144 His Nibs 22.79....................................J Allen 5 17831 Chicago Black 22.59 ..............J T McInerney 6 65676 Get Ready Freddy 22.81 ........... A Bradshaw 7 36156 Albie McLeod 22.82 ..........................B Eade 8 62627 Max Stix 22.78 .............................C Roberts Emergencies: 9 58176 Bronson Jewel 22.62....................C Roberts 10 17267 Star Apache nwtd........................ B I Conner 11 3.26 FAR SOUTH CHALLENGE HEATS (GROUP 2) C5q, 457m

18728 Dirk The Jerk 25.87 ...........................J Dunn 14257 Epic Dream 26.20 .........................R Adcock 3227x Dyna Vikkers 26.04 ......................C Roberts 15441 Know Style nwtd ............................G Cleeve 63145 Opawa Norris 26.08 J & ..................D Fahey 41555 Magic Mike nwtd ..........................C Roberts 11266 Wheelchair Norm nwtd...........J T McInerney 11311 Know Hassle 26.00 ........................G Cleeve 12 3.46 WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS.CO.NZ C2, 390m 1 35x44 Opawa Binge nwtd L &....................... Wales 2 25328 Lauren The Leech 22.57 ...................J Dunn 3 82146 Joey Baxter 23.19 ..................J T McInerney 4 52238 Another Fan 22.74 .................J T McInerney 5 5157x Arcane Sabre nwtd M & ....................Jopson 6 44651 Know Salute nwtd ..........................G Cleeve 7 13652 Opawa Idol 22.56 L &......................... Wales 8 72312 Lots Of Beersies 22.90 ............... B I Conner Emergencies: 9 58176 Bronson Jewel 22.62....................C Roberts 10 45742 Briseur De Reves nwtd ............. A Bradshaw 13 4.12pm SOUTHLAND & OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C1, 457m 1 52436 Homebush Skip nwtd .............J T McInerney 2 66271 Know Leave 26.36 .........................G Cleeve 3 42313 Opawa Short 26.62 L &...................... Wales 4 21223 Cawbourne Ridge 26.76 ..............C Roberts 5 4217 Cisco 26.40 J & ...............................D Fahey 6 33357 Luciastar 26.85 ......................J T McInerney 7 38145 Storming Mack 26.27 .................. B I Conner 8 55335 Zipping Piper nwtd ...................... B I Conner 9 54872 Thoracic 26.57 .......................J T McInerney 10 46548 La Kinks 26.36 ...............................C Healey 14 4.28 EVOQUE CAFE@REMARKABLES C2, 457m 1 71187 Opawa Waihemo 26.48 J &.............D Fahey 2 73278 In The Boot nwtd M &........................Jopson 3 43244 Odin Slayer nwtd ....................... A Bradshaw

23833 Know Respect 26.16 ......................G Cleeve 11121 Eagle Tee 26.04 ............................R Adcock 52266 Lagoon Belle 26.36 ......................C Roberts 66212 Obeyance nwtd ..................................J Allen 52266 Ana Dior nwtd ..............................C Roberts 57631 Shift The Blame nwtd .............J T McInerney 87187 Subterfuge nwtd .................................J Allen 15 4.47pm RACING AGAIN 13 DECEMBER C4, 390m 1 71473 Dyna Quirk 22.45 .........................C Roberts 2 43315 Opawa Val nwtd L & ........................... Wales 3 33441 Chokehold 22.52 M & .......................Jopson 4 14213 Must Desire 22.43 ..........................G Cleeve 5 24846 Puma Pants 22.14..................J T McInerney 6 88418 Homebush Errol 22.70 ...........J T McInerney 7 34324 Amino Trouble nwtd ................... A Bradshaw 8 52215 Cawbourne Patty nwtd .................C Roberts Emergencies: 9 17866 Chippy Jordy nwtd M & .....................Jopson 10 23667 Super Bad nwtd ...........................M Roberts SELECTIONS

Race 1: Sergio Star, Homebush Stormy, Ghost, Wong Answer Race 2: Unfathomable, Lydia Tee, What’s Wong, Crazy Sunday Race 3: Too Much Sugar, Homebush Banker, Cronos Race 4: Opawa Richie, Definite, Cawbourne Wazza, Opawa Opal Race 5: Magic Brodie, Homebush Mura, Kiwi Breeze, Opawa Spirit Race 6: Theseus, Miss Blue Sky, Harden Faster, Idol Star Race 7: Homebush Riley, Another Belle, Opawa Lean Meat Race 8: Berridale Lad, Helena Allen, Black Crow, Know Neglect Race 9: Opawa Kevin, Southern Lights, Ace Bale, Fekitoa Race 10: Chicago Black, Get Ready Freddy, Max Stix, Definer Race 11: Dirk The Jerk, Opawa Norris, Know Hassle, Epic Dream Race 12: Lauren The Leech, Lots Of Beersies, Opawa Binge Race 13: Know Leave, Cisco, Storming Mack, Opawa Short Race 14: Eagle Tee, Know Respect, Opawa Waihemo, Odin Slayer Race 15: Cawbourne Patty, Dyna Quirk, Amino Trouble, Chokehold LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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Puzzles Puzzles and horoscopes

Cryptic crossword

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

ACROSS 1. Total air CID controlled was overbearing (11) 8. Let no rat be put out if willing to put up with it (8) 9. How to dirty the earth (4) 10. Line angler uses soundly musician will put above the stave (5) 13. A notorious fiddler watched his capital going up in smoke (4) 16. Is ready with a quick answer when in the lending library (4) 17. Nothing could replace the head of 13 (4) 18. Be inclined to watch over one’s flock (4) 20. Is new to it, and impertinent (5) 24. It may be quick, but it’s securely held (4) 25. Getting over obstacle by finding space in the forest (8) 26. Coroner sent out for something of prime importance (11) DOWN 2. Simply tick over in unpaid leisure-time (4) 3. Trees are treated thus, in brief (5) 4. Get in a sort of suffusion (5) 5. Ben is perhaps confused with another playwright (5) 6. It’s not crooked, but not up to standard right away (8,3) 7. Vital fluid, more yellow than usual, may give one the pip (5,6) 11. Lamentation for Reg if he’s put out (5) 12. High feature would need second letter ahead to get across (5) 14. It is always lasting, like the flower that doesn’t fade (4) 15. To put one’s name to it may be ominous (4) 19. Could so put one off mine as to make up one’s mind (5) 21. It is right to follow regulation with a straightedge (5) 22. It is inclined to be a way of looking at something (5) 23. One in his pride, a person much sought after (4)



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

Quick crossword 1





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


7 8 9 10

TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 12 Excellent – 15 Amazing – 24

Previous solution: UPRIGHTS

11 12





19 29/11

20 21



ACROSS 1. Manacle (8) 7. Separate (5) 8. Gathers (9) 9. Mongrel (3) 10. Coloured (4) 11. Glum (6) 13. Clumsy person (colloq) (13) 15. Dish (6) 16. Sprockets (4) 18. Writing material (3) 20. Exemplify (9) 21. Single (5) 22. Trouble maker (8)


Your Stars

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): You are entitled to project your sense of order on this beautiful chaos. Why accept other views as the way it’s supposed to be done? That’s their way, and this is yours. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Do you believe in psychic gunk? Sometimes when you go out in the world, you feel like there’s a film of bad energy transferred to you. Look for tools to help you brush off the residue of karma. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): To be thoughtful and kind is the most important goal. This one goal will organise the rest of your thoughts. It will make the complications align into simple problems to be systematically solved. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): When you’re in your fan mode, you are dazzled by what’s popular, selling and being supported and acclaimed. When you’re in competition mode, you know that these things only signal: “It’s on!” LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Are you feeling what’s outside or inside you? This can be confusing for one as empathetic as you, and that goes double when people close to you feel intense emotions. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): You’ve come to consider synchronicity as more than something that happens to you on a regular basis; it’s an aspect of who you are. You’ll experience a most favourable coincidence today. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Figure out what you need, and ask for it. Don’t wait on this one. You may find yourself lacking certain resources and this, if left unchecked, will take a physical and emotional toll. Get what you need. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): People will gather in tight circles to gab about what’s wrong. Seldom do they assemble in such a way to express what’s wonderful. Be the one to bring people together to celebrate what’s going right. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Cook food. Walk the earth. Put your hands in dirt. Get grounded. Otherwise, this sense of lightness you’re experiencing can cause you to disconnect from people who need your attention. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): The focus will go to a relationship in its early stages. Whether the relationship is oriented toward business or pleasure, the heart connection is what will matter. It needs to feel right. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Character development often happens through hardship, though it’s harder to be strong in good times. You’ll manage such a remarkable feat of grace. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): You connect to others, raising their spirits and your own in the process. If it’s all you accomplish today, count yourself among the most accomplished people there are.

Previous cryptic solution

Across 1. Gaslight 4. Acts 8. One 9. River 10. Rio 11. Pelican 12. Spank 13. Tremulously 17. Ample 18. Private 20. Tea 21. Sauce 22. Hit 23. Reel 24. Splendid Down 1. Groups 2. Spell 3. Haven 5. Curtail 6. Shocks 7. Pressurise 9. Recompense 14. Replace 15. Barter 16. Belted 18. Plump 19. Aphid

Previous quick solution



Ashburton Guardian

Previous solution: ace, aced, acne, acned, and, cad, can, cane, caned, dace, dan, dance, dean, den, ecad, end.

Across 1. Tantalising 8. Radiant 9. Roost 10. Sore 11. Negates 12. Cue 13. Echo 15. Toys 17. Due 19. Worldly 20. Orca 23. Mince 24. Imperil 25. Categorised Down 1. Thrash 2. Nadir 3. Ajar 4. Intone 5. Irrigate 6. Ghostly 7. Artist 12. Cold feet 14. Chronic 16. Swampy 17. Dyeing 18. Fabled 21. Rorts 22. Spar

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

DOWN 1. Moor (5) 2. Emerging (7) 3. Effeminate (4) 4. Empathy (6,7) 5. Ludicrous situation (5) 6. Tales (7) 7. Astonish (7) 12. Worked out (7) 13. Nauseous (7) 14. Conceited person (7) 15. Distorts (5) 17. Guide (5) 19. Misplaced (4)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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

BARR, Joan Evelyn – Passed away November 21. to ensure publication. Surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved eldest To place a notice during daughter of the late Ray and office hours please contact the late Lelia Flett. Precious us on 03 307 7900 sister and sister-in-law of for more information Albert and the late Olive, Any queries Gwen and the late Ken please contact Mattingley, the late Ngaire 0800 and the late George Banks, ASHBURTON Barbara and Bruce (0800-274-287) McLauchlan, the late Meryvn and the late Kay, the late Vivan, the late Charlie and Gaye, Valma and the late Mike Sammertino, the late Judy Weily, Alison and Ross Robinson, Ian and Ann, Shona De La Mere, Pauline and Rodger Whinham, Toni Canterbury owned, and David Gray. Precious locally operated aunty and great aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Patersons Great great aunty to all her Funeral Services littles. Will be sadly missed and Ashburton

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BARR, Joan Evelyn – Your passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. You were always there for us and were interested in everything we did. We were so privileged to be part of your life and to share our lives with you. Love always, Brenda and Mark Fox, and Wendy and Richard Mercer (deceased).

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Data provided by NIWA


NZ Situation

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

60 plus


FZL: Lowering to 1200m

Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Wind at 1000m: W 30 km/h dying out. Wind at 2000m: W 40 km/h dying out.



Cloudy periods. Light winds.

Cloudy periods. Light winds.



Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Northeasterlies developing.

Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Northwest.



Increasing high cloud. Northwesterlies picking up.

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

13 -4 23 -4 18 23 14 18 11 24 26 10 21 1 2

fine cloudy cloudy drizzle showers fine rain fine rain fine fine showers fine snow fine

2 4 18 18 28 25 33 33 30 6 21 11 23 -7 32

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9 noon 3


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10:37 4:46 10:51 5:11 11:19 5:24 11:33 5:51 12:02 6:05 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 5:46 am Set 8:56 pm


Good fishing Rise 5:49 am Set 8:20 pm

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New moon

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

Rise 5:46 am Set 8:57 pm


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

First quarter

7 Dec 10:04 pm

17 4 28 29 9 16 7 32 1 25 23 24 13 18 2

8 0 14 24 3 9 -3 23 -1 19 19 15 6 -2 -2

Rise 5:46 am Set 8:59 pm


Good fishing Rise 7:07 am Set 10:07 pm

Full moon

14 Dec 1:07 pm

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few showers


few showers


few showers

River Levels

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Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday 254.6 Nth Ashburton at 12:10 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:10 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 12:15 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 17.3 19.5 Max to 4pm 1.7 Minimum -3.1 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm November to date 81.6 Avg Nov to date 59 2016 to date 564.4 631 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 15 At 4pm Strongest gust S 39 Time of gust 2:19pm

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M 022 350 2269 P 0800 438 547 E

to 4pm yesterday


Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

18.5 18.8 3.1 –

17.8 21.4 7.0 4.1

14.9 19.8 3.7 –

0.0 265.6 – 1372.9 –

0.0 44.8 42 518.4 579

0.0 85.8 49 508.4 473

W9 – –

E 24 W 37 1:16pm

E 17 SE 57 1:25pm

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

© Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2016

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20 19 26 18 19 20 24 17 24 23 17 18 14

Palmerston North few showers

Canterbury Readings



This Christmas season, The Salvation Army will give care to more than 17,000 families, providing a wide range of support when it’s needed most.

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

overnight max low


Forecasts for today

31 2 31 3 30 33 25 29 27 31 33 27 29 8 6

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing Tuesday

NZ Today

TODAYFZL: About 2400m, lowering to 2000m at night

Cloudy periods, a few showers. Southerlies dying out.

fine fine fine fine showers showers fine fine fine fine thunder fine fine fine fine


Rain about the divide, some heavy falls, clearing from the south later. Elsewhere, fine and a few showers. Snow to 1700m. Wind at 1000m: NW 70 km/h, turning S 30 km/h later. Wind at 2000m: NW 90 km/h easing to SW 50 km/h in the evening.


World Weather


Canterbury High Country

southeasterly about the coast there.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A front slowly moves over the North Island tomorrow and early Thursday and weakens. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure builds over the country from the south. A trough moves onto the South Island on Saturday.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Call the Guardian Canterbury Plains for all your TODAY classified Increasing high cloud, with northwesterlies in the morning. Mostly dry, requirements. strengthening but isolated showers south of Darfield from afternoon and winds turning light 307 7900

But thanks to your support, the Sallies were able to provide a package of practical assistance such as temporary housing, food, budgeting and parenting help.


9:10 – 5:30

30 to 59

When Trish and her daughter Sarah first came to The Salvation Army for help, they’d just slept under a bridge the previous night. That Christmas they faced the situation of being added to the growing number of Kiwi families who fall into severe poverty.


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WEBSTER, Malvae – Cherished and loved family friend of Warren and Vera Frew, Kirk and Linda, Nathan and Caley, Kylie and Jason Gill and Georgia, Elise and Freja. Rest in peace.



Mainly fine. Northeasterlies.

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FRIDAY: Cloudy periods, chance shower. Northeast developing.


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WEBSTER, Malvae – Much loved and respected sister, sister in law and aunty of Jack and Sue Bird. Deanna, Juliet and Justin and families.

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THURSDAY: Cloudy periods. Light winds.





TOMORROW: Cloudy periods, a few showers. S dying out.


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TODAY: High cloud. Chance late shower as strong NW turns SE.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

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Television Tuesday, November 29, 2016



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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather, and information. 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show With special guests Kendall and Kylie Jenner. 0 10am Tipping Point Quiz show in which four players take on an extraordinary machine, hoping to win its jackpot. 11am The Chase Australia 0 Noon 1 News At Midday 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm May The Best House Win Abroad 0 2pm Coach Trip 2:30 Four In A Bed 3pm Tipping Point 3:55 Te Karere 2 4:25 Millionaire Hot Seat 0 5pm The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 N Amazing Spaces – Shed Of The Year From hundreds of entries, 32 have made it onto the shortlist for Shed of the Year 2016. 0 8:30 The Job Interview AO 0 9:30 N The DNA Detectives 0 10:30 1 News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 7:05 Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 0 7:20 Pokemon XY 7:45 The Penguins Of Madagascar 0 8:15 Henry Hugglemonster 0 8:40 Doc McStuffins 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street 3 0 Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 0 2pm Judge Rinder PGR 3pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 3:30 Holly And Luke’s First Dates 0 3:35 Wander Over Yonder 0 4pm Lightning Point 0 4:30 The Adam And Eve Show 0 5pm 8 Simple Rules 0 5:30 Home And Away Summer Bay gathers to celebrate Billie and VJ’s wedding. 0 6pm The Simpsons 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

11pm Major Crimes The violent death of a tough judge’s son leads Major Crimes to a whitesupremacist biker gang currently in the judge’s court. 0 11:55 Compulsive Shoppers PGR 0 1:05 Te Karere 3 2 1:30 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 32

11pm Mom PGR 0 11:25 F Shameless AO 0 1:35 Shortland Street 3 0 2am Infomercials 3am The Vampire Diaries AO 3 0 3:50 Scandal AO 3 0 4:40 The Adam And Eve Show 30 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

Amazing Spaces – Shed of the Year, 7:30pm on TVNZ 1

BRAVO 10am Million Dollar Listing NY 3 10:55 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 3 11:45 Snapped PGR 3 12:40 The Real Housewives Of Orange County 1:30 Wahlburgers 3 2pm Wahlburgers 3 2:30 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 3:30 Hoarders – Family Secrets 4:30 Hoarders – Family Secrets 5:30 F Top Chef 6:30 Million Dollar Listing NY 7:30 Botched 3 8:30 The Real Housewives Of Melbourne Gina’s early departure the night before the wedding turns the wives into reception detectives; back in Melbourne, family is the focus, with bitter-sweet life lessons to be learned. 9:30 The Real Housewives Of Atlanta 10:30 Keeping Up With The Kardashians 11:30 Snapped 12:20 Infomercials 3

7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 The Middle Frankie thinks April is not good enough for Axl, and is determined to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. 0 8pm The Real O’Neals 0 8:30 This Is Us 0 9:30 Hotel Hell 0 10:30 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0

Home and Away

5:30pm on TVNZ 2

THE BOX 6am CSI – New York MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Storage Wars PG 7:40 Shipping Wars PG 8:05 The Amazing Race PG 8:55 Criminal Intent MV 9:45 SVU MVS 10:35 NCIS MV 11:25 Shearing Gang PG 11:50 Border Security M 12:15 Ice Road Truckers PG 1:05 The Force MC 1:30 Criminal Intent MV 2:20 CSI – New York MV 3:10 The Amazing Race PG 4pm Storage Wars PG 4:30 Shipping Wars PG 5pm The Simpsons PG 5:30 Criminal Intent MV 6:30 The Force MC 7pm Storage Wars PG 7:30 NCIS MV 8:30 Scorpion MV 9:30 Hawaii Five-0 MV 10:30 SVU MVS 11:30 NCIS MV


12:30 The Amazing Race PG 1:20 Shipping Wars PG 1:45 CSI – New York MV 2:35 SVU MVS 3:25 The Simpsons PG 3:55 Scorpion MV 4:45 Hawaii Five-0 MV 5:35 The Force MC




6am Paul Henry 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:25 Family Feud 3 0 Noon Dr Phil AO 3 1pm M The Boy She Met Online PGR 3 2010 Thriller. Alexandra Paul, Tracy Spiridakos, Jon Cor. 0 2:55 Entertainment Tonight 3:20 Sticky TV 4:25 Survivor – Millennials v Generation X One castaway dons his ‘love goggles’ when he is struck by another’s beauty; heat exhaustion affects another player. 5:25 Family Feud 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm

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8:30 Hot Bench 3 9am The Crowd Goes Wild 3 9:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm MasterChef USA (Starting Today) 3 The top 40 contestants compete in a challenge to determine the top 20. 2pm The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR 3 3pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:30 Antiques Roadshow 3 0 4:35 Hot Bench 5pm Million Dollar Minute 5:30 Prime News 6pm Wheel Of Fortune Contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases to win money or prizes, all determined by a spin of The Wheel. 6:30 Jeopardy Fast-paced general-knowledge quiz. 7pm Story 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Zumbo’s Just Desserts PGR 7:30 The Great British Bake Off The remaining dessert makers 0 must take their favourite 8:30 Poldark PGR Arnott’s biscuit and turn it Ross closes Wheal Grace for into a new dessert. 0 good; with Elizabeth facing 8:35 SVU And Chicago PD an important decision, Crossover episode. 0 Demelza’s world has been 10:30 NewsHub Late turned upside down. 0 9:50 Legends AO 10:45 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR

6:30 Pukoro 3 2 7am Pukana 2 7:30 Pukoro 3 2 8am Miharo 2 8:30 Te Kaea 3 2 9am Kawe Korero – Reporters 9:30 Te Irikura 3 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 2 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Ako 3 2 3pm City Slickers Rodeo 3 3:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 4pm Iwi Anthems 3 4:30 The Stage – Haka Fusion AO Talent show where performers must impress world-class judges with their best dance-fusion routine, aiming to win a prize of $50,000. 5pm Polyfest Kapa Haka (HLS) 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm My Mokai 3 6:25 Moko Toa – The Revenge Of Hara 2 6:30 Pukana 2 7pm KTK – Next Level 3 7:30 Kai Ora 3 8pm Native Affairs – Summer Series 8:30 M Send A Bullet AO 2007 Documentary. 10:05 F The Political Game 10:35 Te Kaea 3 2

6am Benny Hinn 6:30 New York – America’s Busiest City 7:30 Natural World – The Himalayas 8:30 The Cook And The Chef 9am The Water Brothers 9:30 Tasting Tasmania 10am My Restaurant In India 10:30 Junk Gypsies 11am F Buy It, Fix It, Sell It 11:30 F Auction Kings Noon New York – America’s Busiest City 1pm Secrets Of Great British Castles 2pm Walking Through History With Tony Robinson 3pm The Cook And The Chef 3:30 The Water Brothers 4pm Natural World – Wild Mothers And Babies 5pm River Cottage – Three Go Mad 6pm Charlie Luxton’s Homes By The Sea 7pm Sold! 7:30 Building The Dream Charlie has been commissioned by Tara and Dimitri to build a thermallyefficient house on a tight budget in the Cotswolds. 8:30 My Dream Home 9:30 Money For Nothing 10:30 Sold!

11pm The Night Shift AO When a thick fog rolls into San Antonio, stranding TC, Jordan, and Paul far from the hospital, they find themselves saving victims of a truck crash. 11:55 Infomercials 5am Infomercials

11:05 Kawe Korero – Reporters News reporters dissect and discuss the day’s news and events. 11:35 Closedown

11pm River Cottage – Three Go Mad 11:30 Sold Midnight The Liquidator 12:30 Benny Hinn 1am The Cook And The Chef 1:30 The Water Brothers 2am Natural World – Wild Mothers And Babies 3am Charlie Luxton’s Homes By The Sea 4am Building The Dream 5am My Dream Home

11:45 Cricket – International (HLS) Blackcaps v Pakistan. Day five at Hamilton’s Seddon Park. 12:20 Home Shopping 1:50 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:20 Home Shopping



6:50 Directors – Roger Donaldson PG 7:20 Spooks – The Greater Good MVLS 2015 Thriller. Kit Harington, Peter Firth. 9:05 The Other Side Of The Door 16VC 2016 Horror. Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky. 10:40 War Story MLS 2014 Drama. Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley. 12:10 Regression 16VLSC 2014 Thriller. Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson. 1:55 Spooks – The Greater Good MVLS 2015 Thriller. Kit Harington, Peter Firth. 3:40 The Truth Commissioner MVLS 2016 Drama. Roger Allam, Barry Ward. 5:15 Pay The Ghost MVLC 2015 Horror. Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Veronica Ferres. 6:50 Daughter Of God 16VLS 2015 Crime. 8:30 Break Point MLS 2014 Comedy Sport. Two estranged brothers decide to pair up as doubles partners to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament, amid sibling rivalry and tennis ball volleys. 10pm Deadpool 16VLSC 2016 Action Adventure. 11:50 A Broken Code MVLSC 2012 Crime.

6:55 The Time Machine MV 2002 Sci-fi. Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law. 8:30 Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps ML 2010 Drama. Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas. 10:40 The Hitcher 16VLC 2007 Horror. Sean Bean, Sophia Bush. 12:05 Insidious ML 2010 Horror. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne. 1:45 Little Nicky MS 2000 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette. 3:15 Max Payne 16VL 2008 Action. Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges. 4:55 Stuck On You ML 2003 Comedy. Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Cher, Eva Mendes. 6:50 Snake Eyes MVL 1998 Thriller. John Heard, Nicolas Cage. 8:30 The Water Diviner MV 2014 Drama. After the end of the First World War, a grieving man travels to Gallipoli to find the bodies of his three sons who were missing in action. Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko. 10:25 Sex And The City 2 MLS 2010 Comedy. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon.


1:20 The Truth Commissioner MVLS 2016 Drama. 2:55 Pay The Ghost MVLC 2015 Horror. 4:30 Daughter Of God 16VLS 2015 Crime.


12:50 Watchmen 16VLS 2009 Action. Malin Akerman. 3:30 The Making Of Sex And The City 2 PG 3:45 Little Nicky MS 2000 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette. 5:15 Max Payne 16VL 2008 Action.




6am Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Four. 6:30 Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four. 7am Cricket – International India v England – Third Test, Day Three. 7:30 Rugby – International France v New Zealand. 8am Rugby – Heartland XV Tour 8:30 Basketball – NBL Cairns Taipans v NZ Breakers. 9am Cricket – International India v England – Third Test, Day Three. 9:30 Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four. 10am The Cricket Show 10:25 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Five. 1:05 Cricket – International Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four. 1:35 L Cricket – International Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Five. 6:30 The Cricket Show 6:48 L Football – Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup Semi-final One. 9pm Football League Show 9:45 Football – NZ Premiership Highlights Show 10:18 L Football – Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup Semi-final Two.

6am Kayaking – WhitewaterXL NZ Invitational (RPL) From Whero Whitewater Park in Manukau. 8:05 World Rugby A show reflecting on the best of rugby union around the world. 8:30 Rugby – International (RPL) France v All Blacks. 10:30 Rugby Nation 11:30 School Of Hard Knocks Noon The Hunters Club 1pm Sky Sport TBC 2:30 Kayaking – WhitewaterXL NZ Invitational 3:30 Rugby – International (RPL) France v New Zealand. 5:30 School Of Hard Knocks 6pm Sky Sport Select 6:30 UFC Now 7:30 Football – NZ Premiership Highlights Show 8pm The Crowd Goes Wild 8:30 Sky Sport Select 9pm School Of Hard Knocks 9:30 The Back Page 10:30 Inside Supercars 11:30 Cricket – International (RPL) Blackcaps v Pakistan – Second Test, Day Five. Last two hours from Seddon Park, Hamilton.

6am Auction Hunters PG 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG Pribilof Stare. 7:30 How Do They Do It? PG 8am Auction Hunters PG 8:30 MythBusters PG Seesaw Saga. 9:25 Harley And The Davidsons M Race to the Top. 10:50 Auction Hunters PG Whip It Good. 11:15 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M 12:10 Disappeared M Heavy Metal Mystery. 1:05 The Perfect Murder M Murder by the Book. 2pm How It’s Made PG 2:25 How It’s Made PG 2:55 How Do They Do It? PG 3:20 Auction Hunters PG Space Cowboys. 3:50 Gold Rush PG Frozen Gold. 4:45 MythBusters PG 5:40 MythBusters PG Alaska Special 2. 6:35 Alaskan Bush People M Growing the Wolfpack. 7:30 Naked And Afraid PopUp Edition M Belize Jungle. 8:30 American Tarzan PG Witch’s Hat. 9:30 The Last Alaskans M Fire and Ice. 10:30 How It’s Made PG 11:30 Gold Rush PG Frozen Gold.

12:30 Football – Arsenal TV Arsenal v Bournemouth. 3:30 Football – A-League 4am Football League Show 4:30 Football – NZ Premiership Highlights Show 5am UFC Now

1:30 Cricket – International (HLS) Australia v South Africa – Third Test, Day Four. 2am The Back Page 3am Inside Supercars 4am Basketball – NBL (RPL) Cairns Taipans v NZ Breakers.

12:30 The Perfect Murder M 1:25 Disappeared M 2:20 Auction Hunters PG 3:15 Deadliest Catch 4:10 Treehouse Masters PG 5:05 Dual Survival M


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sport McGregor vacates title Conor McGregor has vacated his UFC featherweight title and instead opted to retain his lightweight crown, the sport’s governing body has said in a short statement. The Irishman became the sport’s first two-division world champion when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt at UFC 205 in New York a fortnight ago. The UFC said on Saturday that McGregor – who is not expected to fight again until the middle of next year – had relinquished the featherweight belt which has now been given to interim holder Jose Aldo.

Top fields for NZ champs Entries for the next month’s New Zealand Tennis Championships have been confirmed and the tournament is arguably the strongest for years and most certainly one of the largest entries. The men’s singles highlights the lack of top world ranked singles players but is offset by world class doubles exponents and the depth competitors, including Michael Venus. The women’s draw looks likely to be headed by New Zealand-born Canadian Erin Routliffe. The 21-yearold North American was born in New Zealand while her parents sailed around the world.

Thom Graham celebrates passing the century mark as he records 127 during Ashburton College Year 9/10’s convincing victory over Lincoln Ellesmere Lions on Saturday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Graham posts maiden ton BY JAMES FORD


Ashburton College’s year-9/10 team were in fine form to take a 245 run victory over Lincoln Ellesmere Lions at Lincoln

High School on Saturday. The College boys batted first and recorded 270 for 6 from their allotted 40 overs. It proved a day to remember for Thom Graham (127) who

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posted his maiden century in a fine display. Jonty Small also had an impressive day with the bat, posting 62 not out. The home side offered little resistance as Tom Middleton

and Bryden Smith had plenty of joy with the ball, taking 4 for 3 and 3 for 8 respectively. Lincoln Ellesmere were skittled for a paltry 25 in the 11th over.

Radradra in trouble An arrest warrant has been issued for NRL star Semi Radradra after he failed to appear at a Sydney court yesterday in relation to domestic violence charges. Apparently Radradra failed to appear in court because he is in Fiji. The 24-year-old has pleaded not guilty to two counts of common assault and one count of causing actual bodily harm in relation to alleged incidents involving his estranged partner, Perina Ting.

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