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Locals involved in fatal crash Ashburton College is rallying around its students and wider school community following a fatal accident in Christchurch late on Wednesday night in which a number of pupils from the school were involved. A 17-year-old female, who the Guardian has chosen not to name out of respect, was killed in the crash on Summit Road, near the Victoria Park car park and the Dyers Pass Road intersection on Christchurch’s Port Hills around 11pm, while it is understood another three teenagers suffered critical, seri-

ous and moderate injuries. The Guardian understands that the deceased and those involved in the crash were all teenagers with connections to Ashburton College and the school’s principal, Ross Preece said that while wanting to respect the privacy of those involved, he and his staff were putting all the support structures in place they could. “We are respecting the privacy of the whanau involved in this tragic situation first and foremost,” Preece told the Guardian yesterday afternoon.

“But obviously, we are also supporting our students and a wider group of people who are directly involved too.” Preece elected not to confirm what plans they had put in place at this stage while information was still coming to hand but the situation was expected to develop over the course of the week.



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Friday, November 29, 2019


Community guardians needed By Sue Newman

Finding a way to protect the Ashburton River mouth and estuary has taken many people on a long journey, a journey that still has some distance to run. However, large steps are now being taken in developing a management strategy that walks the tight-rope between protecting the environment and protecting the rights of users. As part of developing that strategy, a concept plan was prepared. It drew both criticism and accolades and a redraft of that plan has now been completed. Environment Canterbury land management and biodiversity adviser Donna Field presented the new concept plan to members of the Ashburton Water Zone committee on Tuesday and said that while the area was a very valuable bird habitat there were also a range of conflicting uses. “We’ve been through a lot of consultation to get to where we have got to now with our strategy,” she said. Currently her team was dealing with high priority activities such as erecting temporary fences around breeding colonies, undertaking predator control and pest plant eradication, Field said. “But our big problem is vehicle access, this is one of the big priorities.” The next stage was the formation of a management group that would take the lead in raising awareness within the community and become “guardians” of the area, she said. “We want to get the community involved with education and advocacy and we also want the community to come and help with projects such as fencing. We’re trying very hard to make this work, but it’s not an easy plan.” There are 78 recorded bird species using the area to nest or roost. Five of those are significantly declining in numbers and three the black stilt, black-billed gull and black fronted tern are now critically endangered. The spit is also a major resting place for shags.

A management strategy which protects the environment and the rights of users is being developed for the Ashburton River Mouth.  PHOTO SUPPLIED Birds have been monitored at the river mouth since the early 1990s. A user survey of the area taken this year showed that fishing and beachcombing or walking were the major activities undertaken, followed by bird watching and whitebaiting. Zone committee member John Waugh said the area was one of very few places in New Zealand where there was that level of bird activity and range of bird species. “It’s not an ordinary, run-ofthe-mill place. Overseas this would have become an international bird sanctuary with people coming to see the bird life. It’s an amazing site and vehicles need to be kept out of there as much as possible,” she said. Reaching the point where a concept plan was on the table has taken more than 10 years since Environment Canterbury staff first convened meetings following concerns raised by the com-

munity over the future of the area. From those meetings the Ashburton/Hakatere River Mouth Action Committee was formed, Its objective was to protect and enhance the recreational and environmental values of the river mouth and estuary. The group was actively co-ordinated by ECan until early 2011 and since then there have been intermittent discussions between land managers and landowners, local residents, interest groups and the wider community. And there have been on-going concerns over the compatibility between ecological, cultural, historical and recreational values. Public meetings have been held, surveys taken and finally a development management strategy was commissioned by ECan. A discussion paper including a concept plan for the mouth was prepared and presented to land owners, stakeholders, users and the community at separate meet-

ings. Responses and reactions saw concept plan B developed. Users valued the area for fishing, walking, the opportunity to take vehicles off-road, for freedom camping and as a place where dogs could run free, but those activities were having a significant impact on nesting and feeding birds and shore birds and there was a significant sacrifice of biodiversity values, Field said. While adaptive management was already happening through signage and temporary fencing of bird breeding habitats, this was not respected by all users, she said. In its first concept plan, ECan proposed to create a wildlife sanctuary that would still allow traditional recreational activities such as fishing, whitebaiting, surf casting and public walking along the coastal area but would not allow vehicle access along the spit. Field said that this did not sit well with some recreational users

who believed access to the mouth from Ashton Beach needed to be retained for fishing, whitebaiting and hunting. Taking those concerns on board, ECan prepared concept plan B that shifted the wildlife sanctuary boundary inland to allow vehicles on a single defined track along the coastline to access the river mouth from both north and south. The plan, she said, had been prepared with care, knowing that it would have impact on some users, but it was being done for all the right reasons. “Change does take time but if you look at what’s being done, I think we’ve been careful about taking away recreational areas.” The new concept plan comes with a raft of management recommendations but the establishment of a management group that would help raise awareness in the community was top of the list, Field said.

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Santa Claus coming to town By Sue Newman

When Santa arrives in Ashburton on Saturday, he’ll be coming on a brand new sleigh and he’ll be accompanied on his journey by 50 fairies and elves. He’ll be bringing the magic of Christmas to town as the star of this year’s Christmas parade, an event that grows every year. And this year is no exception, says organiser Carol Johns. “We’re all organised, all ready to go. This is just growing and growing and Santa is looking forward to riding on his new sleigh,” she said. That sleigh has been carefully crafted by Johns’ husband Sandy, and is being kept under wraps until the parade. “Considering the state and the size of the old one, this one’s a Rolls-Royce, it’s pretty cool,” she said. The parade will start at Mona Square and then travel down East Street to the Baring Square. It then retraces its route to return to Mona Square. The out and return route has proven to be a winner as it ensures people on both sides of the street don’t miss any of the action, Johns said. A change that will be introduced on Saturday comes in the offerings elves and fairies make

Santa’s last ride in his old sleigh was in last year’s Ashburton Christmas parade, but when he arrives in town on Saturday he will be flying in on a brand new sleigh. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 011218-RH-0046

to the children. No longer will these be limited to just lollies. At the request of many parents, children will this year have the option of potato chips or traditional sweets. Johns has been the bringer of

Christmas spirit to town for a number of years and said while there’s plenty of hard work in the organisation of the event, the rewards come when she looks at youngsters’ faces when they see Santa on his sleigh.

“I just love it and when I walk down the street beside the floats and look at all the kids and see their little faces ... that’s what it’s all about,” she said. Ashburton’s Santa parade will leave Mona Square at 12.30pm.

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Locals involved in fatal crash From P1 The car is believed to have crashed down a bank and burst into flames shortly after the crash while members of the public, who were quickly on the scene, attempted to rescue those trapped in the crashed vehicle. Kevin Clark was driving on the Summit Road when he came across the scene of the accident. “It was just after the accident and there was a group of people looking for a knife so they could help someone trapped in the car,” he told NZME. “I had a craft knife in the back of my car. I quickly grabbed it and handed it over. “The car had gone off the road and was on fire. “People were trying to get the fire out with whatever water they could find.” Tributes began flowing for the deceased yesterday afternoon on social media describing her as an amazing young woman with plenty in front of her. Police, as of last night, had released no further information on the accident and were also yet to officially name the deceased.

School principals welcome speed limit reduction By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Mid Canterbury school principals are welcoming a Government announcement that will see speed limits reduced around schools. Associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter announced yesterday that they would be reducing speed limits to a maximum of 40km/h around urban schools and 60km/h around rural schools. Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone said he welcomed the changes and would be interested to see how the changes would be introduced at the school given it was bordered by four different

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roads. “We obviously have Grahams Road on one side which runs down to Lake Hood which is a very busy road, not just with public traffic but a lot of commercial trucks as well,” he said. Genter said that on busy urban arterials and rural roads, lower speeds would primarily operate during drop-off and pick-up time only, using electronic variable speed limits signs. “On residential urban streets, permanent speed changes would be supported by street improvements like wider footpaths and raised pedestrian crossings,” she said.

Livingstone said he would be interested to see how the zones would work, and if Tinwald was defined as along an urban arterial how those drop-off and pick-up times would be defined. The school speed changes will be implemented progressively working with councils over the coming decade, and Livingstone said he hoped that they could be moved through quickly and were not something that would rely on waiting around for funding. “Drop-off times can be anywhere from 8.15 to 9 while traffic starts to build in the afternoon from 2.45,” he said.


Carew Peel Forest School principal Sharon Ketter said the changes would have a big impact for their school. “We do have the flashing signs outside the school but they only go at the busy times and we are quite tucked away,” she said. Ashburton Intermediate School principal Brent Gray said the news was absolutely fantastic. “That is outstanding news, having also been a principal at a school in the country that is really exciting news,” he said. Gray said due to the busyness of Walnut Avenue at pick-up


and drop-off times most parents would not be getting up to the speed limit at those times, but that they would make a positive impact at other times. Genter said kids should have the freedom to walk and cycle to school and feel safe doing so. “Many parents would like their kids to get to school independently, but are understandably concerned about fast moving traffic near their school,” she said. “In rural areas, a 60km/h limit outside schools will make it safer for parents and kids walking and driving in and out of the school gate.”

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Ashburton Guardian

Friday, November 29, 2019

Passion, practice, perfection

In brief Ash River consents Of the 90 consents to take water from the Ashburton River only 10 have been granted. The remaining 80 consents are on hold while consent holders investigate other sources of water and work through the impact of the review on their consented activity. At this week’s Ashburton Water Zone Committee meeting, facilitator Dave Moore said that a small group of the outstanding consents had minor concerns and these were being worked through so a decision could be made. Of the 80 on hold, about 65 belonged to members of the Ashburton River Irrigators’ Association and had a time frame extension for 12 months. A meeting for irrigators will be held in the Greenstreet Hall on December 11.

By Heather Mackenzie

Passion, practice and giving it their all made for some exceptional performances at the Kapa Haka Hakatere Cultural Festival on Wednesday. The Ashburton Event Centre was filled with colour and sound as a large number of local schools took part in the festival. Kapa means to stand in a row and Haka is a dance, so it follows that Kapa Haka means standing in a row performing traditional Maori dances, while singing or chanting words. In this festival the cultural aspect was not limited to indigenous New Zealand. Netherby Pacifica Group injected a Pacifica element to the festival when their group took to the stage resplendent in green lava lavas and ceremonial headdresses for the girls. Dorie School took the stage looking fantastic in their purple outfits. Their impressive six-man opening haka, led by eleven year old Jason Reign, was passionate enough to rival even the best All Black efforts. When asked if they were nervous to be on stage in front of such a large crowd, the Dorie students replies ranged between, yes I was really nervous, to a Nah, I’ve been in this festival three times before I wasn’t worried. Allenton School’s Kapa Haka Performance Group included

Canty Youth Ropu Young people aged between 14 and 24 have an opportunity to become a member of Environment Canterbury’s Youth Ropu. This group is co-ordinated by the youth engagement and education team at Environment Canterbury. Its goal is to build the relationship between the council and young people to empower each other to be good caretakers of the environment. There is one vacancy for a member from the Ashburton District. The group meets sixweekly in Christchurch, usually on a Sunday with a fortnightly, one hour online meeting.

Jason Reign, from Dorie School putting his all into the haka at Wednesday’s Kapa Haka Hakatere Cultural Festival at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 271119-HM-0066 the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah sung in Maori. The Year four to Year six students delivered a flawless performance that left more than a few listeners reaching for the tissues. Fiona Maw of Allenton School

said the festival is a great way for local schools to come together and celebrate culture. “It is really good for the different schools to see how others perform,” she said. “Some of the songs may be the same, but different actions can

make it seem completely different. This is not a competition, just a celebration of culture in our area. “The children have been rehearsing all year and when they are on stage you can see they put their heart and soul into it.”

Climbers overdue

MPs to vote ‘no’ to cannabis legalisation

A search and rescue effort is under way for two people overdue from a climb on Mt Earnslaw in the South Island. Police said authorities were alerted to the situation on Wednesday when the pair, who were due back, did not return.  - NZME

By Susan Sandys

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Ashburton’s two MPs will be voting “no” in next year’s non-binding referendum on whether to legalise cannabis. Both Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon and his political opponent Jo Luxton, who is a Labour List MP based in Rangitata, are against legalisation. Despite Luxton being a member of the Government that is putting forward the referendum question, she said she was not in

favour of legalisation at all. “I feel it could be a gateway to further drug use and there are huge implications for workplace health and safety too,” Luxton said. “I am against legalisation of marijuana and wouldn’t vote in favour of it. I would be more comfortable with decriminalisation where a person would not be convicted of a crime if they had some for personal use, but I would still expect a punishment of some sort, just not conviction.

“Often people make mistakes when they are young and don’t think about repercussions in the future.” Falloon is also against legalisation, and is even against the referendum itself. “It makes no sense for the Government to push ahead with a referendum on fully legalising marijuana when New Zealand doesn’t have a roadside drug testing regime in place in the way we do for alcohol,” Falloon said. The last thing we need is more

drugged drivers on the road without an accurate way of testing for it. He was however supportive of medicinal cannabis. Meanwhile, both Falloon and Luxton said they had, once upon a time, tried cannabis themselves. “I tried it when I was younger but didn’t like it at all,” Luxton said. “I have tried cannabis, from memory it made me hungry,” Falloon said.

A 21-year-old man who went to trial earlier this year over multiple allegations of sexual assault at the Labour Party summer camp has been discharged without conviction. He reached a plea deal with the case’s prosecutors mid-trial. He pleaded guilty to two amended charges of assault under the Summary Offences Act. The assault charges were in relation to two men, while the charges against two women were dismissed.  - NZME

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End of the line for firewood delivery By Sue Newman

Kevin O’Brien might have left the farm 17 years ago, he might be closer to 87 than 86 but he reckons he’s still a way off retiring from work. But one aspect of his regular work has gone – delivering firewood for St Vincent de Paul. The charity decided to call time on its firewood supply service and while O’Brien said he would have been happy to carry on until either his truck or his body stopped working, he accepts that the need is declining as more and more heat pumps are installed in homes. St Vinnies has been supplying people in need in the Ashburton District with firewood for more than 40 years, however, it’s a service that’s at the heart of the charity. The delivery of firewood to a poor man in Paris in 1833 laid the foundations on which the charity was built. His association with the organisation runs back to the day he and wife Pat moved to town after 37 years farming at Lowcliffe. He and his white truck became the firewood and furniture team, but now they’ll only be on furniture pick up and delivery duty. “We’re still getting plenty of stuff donated, people are very generous,” he said. Over the years he reckons the fire-

wood service has helped hundreds of families. At peak demand more than 20 cord of wood was delivered, but last year that had dropped to 11. “I suppose it’s an end of an era, but it’s also a sign of the times. In a way I’m a bit disappointed because that’s how St Vinnies started with a few sticks of firewood delivered to an old fella, but it’’s okay.” In supplying wood and furniture St Vinnies was giving people a hand up, an opportunity to use whatever cash they had to put food on their table, and that was often the choice clients had to make, he said. He believes demand on the services of charities such as St Vinnies will grow as more families struggle with rising living and housing costs. In the beginning Ashburton’s firewood service started with coal and over the years it has run on donations, often of complete trees. Some wood has always been purchased. Another factor in the end of the firewood service was that the team of volunteers were all getting older, O’Brien said. “Not all of our members are in a position to do the heavy work involved with the firewood operation.” Increasingly tough health and safety regulations were also making it difficult for groups of volunteers to undertake work such as cutting firewood, he said.

St Vinnies firewood delivery man Kevin O’Brien, loading up for a final delivery. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 281119-SN-0014


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Council repair jobs damaged The Ashburton District Council are calling for anyone who sees people driving erratically and deliberately damaging roads to contact Police after a section of recently resurfaced road was damaged. “We were hugely disappointed to discover this morning that someone has deliberately damaged new road seal that was recently completed on the Mitcham Road/ Jamiesons Road intersection,” the council said in a Facebook post. “The burnouts have caused thousands of dollars of damage that will need to be

fixed, which is very unfair for ratepayers and our contractors.” The council is currently in the middle of its resealing programme, with several roads undergoing reseals all across the district. “You can help us to ensure these projects are completed efficiently by following the signposted 30km/h speed limit through these roadworks,” they said. “And if you see anyone driving erratically and deliberately damaging the reseals, please report it straight away to the Police.”


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Authors share love of writing with students

Education key to consent compliance

Writer Eileen Merriman was at Ashburton Christian School as part of the Storylines National Story Tour visiting schools this month on the east coast of the South Island. The Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust promotes awareness of the importance of reading and books for children and young adults. Merriman was joined by fellow authors Paula Green, Vasanti Unka and Philippa Werry in visiting schools in Ashburton last week. Merriman said she enjoyed sharing her passion for writing with children, and it was rewarding to see them become inspired. She talked to pupils about the techniques behind her writing, as well as the opportunities available to them for entering writing competitions.

By Sue Newman

More than 200 incidents involving contaminants in waterways or unauthorised discharge to land were responded to in the Ashburton District in the year to June 30. Of those 72 per cent related to discharge to air, with 41 per cent of those found to be fully compliant with all plan rules and regulations. The remainder were low risk incidents. The majority of those incidents were dealt with by education and advice, but three infringement notices and two abatement notices were issued. Over the same period 1111 consents in the Ashburton zone were monitored. Fifty-three per cent of those were water consents. The remainder were discharge and land use consents. While the majority were compliant, four infringement and nine abatement notices were issued. In reporting to the Ashburton Water Zone committee last week, Environment Canterbury compliance monitoring officer Nick Vernon said that education rather than enforcement was proving to be the best way to deal with non-compliance issues. But we are struggling on the water side to police everything. We just can’t look at 6500 consents so we only do a snapshot of water consents in this district,” he said. Land use consents would also be a challenge, Vernon said. One of the biggest issues with water consents was the lack of data being recorded but often that came back to the telemetry provider as much as the farmer, he said.



Firearms processes tweaked Regulations that take effect tomorrow will ensure firearms owners who have already started a specific exemptions based process for their prohibited items will continue to be legally protected after 20 December 2019. “The new regulations recognise those law abiding firearms owners that have done the right thing and started an exemption process during the amnesty and buy-back. Some of these processes – endorsement licences, modification – take time and careful consideration to complete and it’s important that these people are protected after the buy-back finishes,” New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement said. “This is not an extension of the general firearms buy-back process. “Firearms owners have had

plenty of time to hand in their firearms.” The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2019 extends the amnesty period to allow applicants to possess prohibited items while their applications are being processed. This applies only to applications for firearms modification, endorsements, dealer compensation, compensation for manufactured items and compensation for unique prohibited items. “We have seen thousands of applications to modify prohibited firearms for example, many being heirlooms people wish to keep in the family. Approved gunsmiths need to be able to carry out the work requested by firearms owners into the New Year,” Clement said. The new provisions only apply to items which have been noti-

fied and are progressing through the buy-back system by the close of December 20. “The new regulations reflect the original intent of the law which is to protect law-abiding firearms owners. I do need to emphasise that if you have a prohibited firearm that you aren’t claiming an exemption for you must hand it in by 20 December 2019,” he said. “It will not be good enough to have registered online or told someone in Police you have it – it must be physically handed in. If you don’t, you are committing a criminal offence punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment which will almost inevitably result in the revocation of your firearms licence.” The amendment also clarifies that: Centrefire compatible lower receivers are eligible for com-

pensation, as are corresponding upper receivers when handed in at the same time. Police may request proof of ownership or purchase before providing compensation. Specifications now apply to compensation for manufacturers who manufactured prohibited magazines and prohibited parts prior to April 12, 2019. Compensation for large quantities of prohibited parts and magazines will take into account what portion is considered more than is appropriate for personal use. An Arms (Prohibited Magazine) Order 2019 also declares drum magazines that can be attached to pistols, including currently advertised 50 round drum magazines, to be prohibited magazines. They will be eligible for buyback before December 20, 2019.






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Measles epidemic worsens NZME There’s been another six deaths in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 39. All but four of the deaths are children under the age of four, including the six who died in the past 24 hours. And 190 people with the disease remain in hospital, including 25 critically ill children and pregnant women. A mass vaccination campaign is under way with dozens of New Zealand and Australian nurses in Samoa to assist. Samoa’s top health official predicted on Wednesday the worst was still to come. Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said more children needed to be reached. “We are still not satisfied with the coverage of the six months to the four years. We still haven’t crossed 40 per cent off that age group. “The other age groups are doing steadily, but we are still

Broadcaster/writer dies Clive James, an Australian journalist, joker and intellectual who had a long career as a writer and broadcaster in the UK, has died. He was 80. James’ representatives, United Agents, said he died at his home in Cambridge, north of London, and a private funeral was held Wednesday. James had been diagnosed with leukaemia and emphysema, and he suffered kidney failure in 2010. “I am a man who is approaching his terminus,” James said in 2012. He later assured wellwishers that he intended to live a few more years — and he did, continuing to write and broadcast until almost the end. worried that most of the kids are not coming forward or not being brought by their parents.”

A child is vaccinated at a health clinic in Apia, Samoa. For the past three weeks, the Pacific island nation of 200,000 people has been in the grip of a measles epidemic exacerbated by low immunisation rates.  PHOTO AP


Texas chemical plant hit by two explosions AP Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant mid week, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a seven kilometre radius from the plant in Port Neches in Southeast Texas, about 129 kilometres east of Houston. Officials say they have no estimate for how long the fire will burn. The initial explosion at the TPC Group plant, which makes chemical and petroleum-based products, occurred around 1am. It sent a large plume of smoke stretching for miles and started a fire. The three workers hurt during the blast – two TPC employees and a contractor – were treated at hospitals and released. About 30 employees working at the plant at the time of the explosion were all accounted for, according to TPC. Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, the top county official, told a Beaumont TV station

Smoke rises from an explosion at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations plant. PHOTO AP KFDM that it’s a miracle no one died. He said one worker suffered burns and the others had a broken wrist and a broken leg. Troy Monk, TPC’s director of health, safety and security said the blast occurred in an area of the plant that makes butadiene, a chemical used to make synthetic rubber and other products. The plant has 175 full-time employees and 50 contract workers. The second blast ripped

through the plant about 2pm, sending a steel reactor tower rocketing high into the air. That prompted Branick to order the mandatory evacuation. Water cannons were trained on surrounding plant works and tanks to keep them cool and avoid further explosions. At a news conference, Branick said a loss of power at the plant prevented any investigation into the cause of the explosions or how much damage was done to the facility. Likewise, he

said there was no estimate yet for the amount of damage to the surrounding neighbourhoods. Monk said TPC would form an investigation team to determine what led to the explosions. “We’re staying focused on the safety of our emergency response personnel folks in and around in the community as well as trying to protect the environment,” Monk said at a news conference. Firefighters have not been able to fully assess the damage at the plant, he said. Jefferson County Emergency Management co-ordinator Mike White told the Beaumont Enterprise that five residents were being treated for minor injuries, mostly related to shattered glass. He said state environmental officials were monitoring air quality but that no elevated chemical levels had been detected. Texas has seen multiple petrochemical industry blazes this year, including a March fire that burned for days near Houston and another that killed a worker at a plant in nearby Crosby.

Winter storms threaten US Thanksgiving plans AP After bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm has rolled across the American Midwest threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

The storm, which has been blamed for one death and hundreds of cancelled flights, pushed east into South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It dropped close to a foot of snow in some areas even as the system weakened and headed toward New York.

But the West was not free of heavy weather. A “bomb cyclone” caused by a rapid drop in air pressure brought snow to the mountains and wind and rain along the California and Oregon coasts. Drivers on Interstate 5, near the Oregon-California bor-

der, spent 17 hours or more in stopped traffic as blizzard conditions whirled outside. Some slept in their vehicles. “It’s one of those things, you couldn’t make it up if you tried,” National Weather Service meteorologist Brent Hewett said of back-to-back storms forming around the holiday.

Celebrity chef dies British TV chef Gary Rhodes has died at the age of 59, his family said. The celebrity chef was best known for shows like Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen. The Michelin-starred chef also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. His family said he died on Tuesday night. They said in a statement: “The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE. Gary passed away last evening, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the age of 59, with his beloved wife Jennie by his side. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy during this time.”

Custody conflict for couple Channing Tatum has asked for a counsellor to assist with his and Jenna Dewan’s custody arrangement. The Magic Mike actor finalised his divorce from the brunette beauty last week but he’s requested a monthly meeting to help schedule their time with six-year-old Everly, as well as resolve any disputes in co-parenting. He stated in legal documents: “Due to our professions, our schedules are constantly changing, and flexibility is needed to ensure that we are both able to work and be able to have equal time with Everly. We have had difficulty navigating these accommodations without assistance”.


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Large living area with compliant log burner, heat transfer and 2 heat pumps situated in the house • Double garage plus a garden shed • Mature & easy-care landscaping with fully fenced back section to keep the pets and children safe & secure If this property sounds just like what you are looking for give me a call or pop on in to one of my open homes.





Saturday, November 30 10.45am-11.15am

Offers over $349,000

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Ashburton 82 Burnett Street


31 Beach Road

Offers over $215,000 OPEN HOME SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30: 10-10.30AM


Great home in a Great Location If you are after Low maintenance and close to town then this Brand New 3 Bedroom townhouse is maybe just what you are after. • 148sqm home on a 332sqm middle section

• 3 good sized Bedrooms • Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living area all with plenty of room to move around • The main bathroom consists of a tiled shower, toilet and vanity plus it also has a separate toilet.

112 Cameron Street


Warm and Welcoming • Two Bedroom • Renovated kitchen and new carpet • Modernised colours throughout

• Fully insulated with heatpump and nightstore • Easy care section • Single garage

4 Whiteoak Grove

New Market Price $579,000


This much-loved home is reluctantly for sale due to vendors transferring. Not only was this home designed by “Billy Thomas” but originally it was his home. Retaining all its original features including the Art Deco downstairs light shades and built-in furniture. There are two connecting living areas that can be separated by the timber doors, one room has a compliant log burner, the other a new gas fire.

90 Burnett Street



• Brand new • Four bedrooms • Master with spacious WIR and light and bright ensuite

with plenty of room to move around • The main bathroom consists of a tiled shower, toilet and vanity plus it also has a separate toilet.

14 Parkdale Close


$589,000 OPEN HOME SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30: 11.15-11.45AM

Every detail has been thoroughly thought of in this immaculately presented 4 bedroom property. From the higher stud through to the bigger sized double garage. The main living has been built for the all-day sun and flows seamlessly through to the second living area, both of which flow to the manicured backyard.

1 Tranquil Place


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Comfortable and Convenient • Fabulous Location • Four Bedrooms • Family Bathroom plus ensuite

Two living areas Two heatpumps Freshly decorated throughout New window treatments and LED lighting

47a Elizabeth Street

Negotiable over $265,000

Two heatpumps for year round comfort Beautiful spacious kitchen with butler’s pantry Storage galore Double internal access garaging

5a Allison Street


Here is your chance to secure this Brand-new townhouse located in the heart of town. • 141sqm home on a 320sqm front section • Three good sized Bedrooms • Open plan Kitchen, Dining and living area all

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$775,000 OPEN HOME SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30: 11.45-12.15PM

Situated in the desirable Coniston subdivision on a family sized section of 1,010m2. This permanent material home is constructed of brick with a Rockcote finish. The new open plan kitchen is sure to impress and flows to your spacious dining/family area. Let the outside in by opening the doors to your private BBQ area or relax under the shade sail with family and friends. There are connecting doors from the family room to a second separate lounge.

11c Wills Street

Offers over $385,000


A Quality Street that is Hard to Beat • Two large Bedrooms with built in wardrobes • Spacious kitchen with ample of storage • Good sized living/Lounge space • Heated by Heat pump plus a panel heater in hallway for those cooler months

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Main bathroom has shower, bath and vanity Separate toilet & Laundry Tidy single garage with remote door opener Private and peaceful patio area for you to enjoy your morning coffee or evening meal • Low maintenance established landscaping

• 144sqm townhouse, land area 408sqm • Two good sized bedrooms, one up one down • Good sized open plan kitchen/dining/living area

• Bigger than normal garage with plenty of room for cars, work bench and golf clubs


MARK WILLIAMS Sales Consultant P: 027 442 2281

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326 EAST STREET, ASHBURTON 03 307 4222


Brand New 88 Alford Forest Rd , ASHBURTON Register your interest today for this stylish new townhouse under development situated on the westside. This town house has been thoughtfully designed and positioned for the sun, including three bedrooms and all the modern benefits of a new home.

Enjoy entertaining in the stylishly designed kitchen with open plan living flowing through to your own private backyard. This home has everything you would need plus easy care grounds and the benefit of room for parking a camper or trailer.






HOUSE AREA: 141m2 LAND AREA: 401m2


Clark McLeod



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Lifestyle & Location “ 8.0887 ha ” workshop, six loose boxes and a hen house.

376 Wakanui Road, ASHBURTON Spacious four bedroom family home well positioned amongst mature and established gardens. Two generous sized living rooms perfect for relaxing and enjoying the mountain views. Productive, fertile soils subdivided into seven paddocks with established fencing plus two holding paddocks. Good variety of sheds including three bay hayshed, utility shed and



Pleasant Setting

Established Surrounds

161D Racecourse Road, ASHBURTON

19A Davidson St, ASHBURTON

For Sale $220,000 Web ID RX2093370

For Sale $155,000 Web ID AUW2106103

This section makes a superb option with mature garden planting along the northern fence line. Fenced two sides plus an attractive entrance fence to be constructed by the vendors to suit purchaser’s entry to site. This section benefits from two possible entries, one from the street and the other from an access lane which gives plenty of building design options.


Deadline Sale closes December 10, 2019 View Saturday, November 30, 11am-11.30am

Clark McLeod 0274 322 194 Web ID ALE2080133

This section provides the ideal building platform within a good west side location. Minimise the risk of being built out with established surrounds. Boundaries are already fenced although some upgrading may be required. This section is not serviced, requires all services so please contact us for further details.

Geoff Geering Drive

Ashburton Business Estate

Seldom Available

Geoff Geering Drive , ASHBURTON

Ashburton Business Estate

153 Racecourse Road, ASHBURTON

This Ashburton District Council development presents Stage 2 of Geoff Geering Drive. This subdivision offers a variety of sections at an affordable price. Priced from just $136,500 makes the possibility of your dream home achievable. This subdivision has been developed with a focus on sustainable living keeping the environment in mind. For Sale $136,500 Web ID RX2101409

The growth of the Ashburton Business estate has exceed expectations in recent times. This Ashburton District Council Development is now established with many business and the momentum continues to grow. The release of the most recent stage offers larger scale sites from 1 ha in size to over 20 ha if required.

A private and peaceful setting along a sweeping woodland drive leads to an extensive brick residence which occupies 550m2 surrounded by manicured grounds. An entertainer’s dream, the spacious rooms in this home give you plenty of scope to spread out. With an abundance of bench and cupboard space, you will never be short of storage areas. The large kitchen/dining area flows through to a separate formal dining

Great Starter 4

Hard to find a 4 bedroom home at this price within this location. This good sized family home is heated with log fire and the convenience of heat pump. Recently upgraded with insulation in ceiling and under floor. An ideal investment property close to schools and amenities. This home presents character and provides an opportunity to add value with renovation.


12A Bullock St, ALLENTON


More than meets the eye. This townhouse under construction is loaded with the features you would expect from a modern home; open plan kitchen/living/dining; three bedrooms – master with walk-in wardrobe and en suite; tiled shower and bathroom; double garaging plus on site parking for campervan or trailer. Sited for the sun, with great indoor/outdoor living opening to concrete patios off the master

For Sale $319,000 Clark McLeod 0274 322 194 Web ID RX2075108

Big Home, Big Grounds 87 Trevors Road, ASHBURTON An exciting opportunity to purchase this versatile property could be yours. A large home, sited for the sun with plenty of windows and a conservatory; abundant storage; separate laundry with shower and insulation top and bottom. The bedrooms are huge as are the options; a half acre park-like landscaped plot with subdivision potential or an attractive outdoor scape including sleep out. The house has been refurbished and redecorated within recent times including

Clark McLeod 027 432 2194

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For Sale $1,395,000

View by appointment Clark McLeod 0274 322 194 Web ID RX2079427


25 Middle Road, ASHBURTON


room, then large lounge with vaulted ceiling.

kitchen with walk in pantry; appliances; carpet; paint and curtains. This property is a must view.






For Sale $435,000

Clark McLeod 0274 322 194 Web ID RX2079664

Mark Lemon


027 339 6665




Offers over $465,000 View by appointment Clark McLeod 0274 322 194 Web ID AUW2108895

Dress Location


9 Oak Grove, ASHBURTON

3/46 Zig Zag Road, RAKAIA

An ideal family home in the prime tree lined Oak Grove location. Seldom is there the opportunity to be in this location at this price.

A luxury chalet at the Mt Hutt Lodge Complex, located above the breath taking Rakaia Gorge with views out toward the Mt Hutt Range, is now for sale. Built over two levels and offering three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attractive open plan living area, the chalet has a modern decor with natural timber finishes and stunning views. Offers over $295,000 Web ID RX2080536

A spacious home with two living rooms, three bedrooms and tandem garage. Excellent heating options with compliant log burner, heat transfer and heatpump.

View by appointment

bedroom and living. This low maintenance, easy care home will appeal, enquire early and choose your own interior finishes.

Offers over $358,000. Web ID RX2079628

Susie McLeod

Tania Dalzell

Laura George

021 668 783


022 063 9744

Cathy Corah



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Allenton 117 Racecourse Road

Allenton 30 Woodham Drive






Looking for a solid home in Allenton? This is rental compliant with heating and insulation. Most windows are double glazed. The triple garaging is also a bonus. Immediate possession possible. This property will go quickly!

Asking Price $380,000 View Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Allenton 21 Churchill Avenue

Style with charm


A well presented home with two generous living areas, modernised kitchen, open plan dining and living creating a real social hub. Set in lovely grounds with the choice of a patio or veranda to sit and relax.

Asking Price $410,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696





Allenton 71 Elizabeth Street

All class here





This home is located in a top Allenton location. Situated on a very private 1,146sqm back section. The home has four bedrooms plus a huge conservatory built for all day sun. There is also an office or formal dining room.

Asking Price $625,000 View by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696



Stylish and spacious


A superb family home on a 1,085sqm corner section. Modern open plan design, three bedrooms and family bathroom upstairs, ultimate master suite downstairs with ensuite and WIR. Plus great garaging.

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Thu 12 Dec 2019 201 West St, Ashburton View by appointment Sarah Everist 021 0828 5816

Tinwald 8 Thomson Street

Lake Hood 15 Ludlow Drive

Christmas cracker





Painting and decorating complete, carpet replaced. Insulated under floor and in the ceiling and compliant log burner. Open plan kitchen, dining and living room. Bedrooms with built in wardrobes. Double garage with workshop.

Asking Price $335,000 View Sat 11.30am-12pm or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008






Beat the rush





An affordable option for anyone wanting the Lake Hood lifestyle with an open plan kitchen, dining and living room and separate lounge. Two bedrooms on the ground floor and master upstairs with a WIR and an ensuite. Double garage and mature plantings.

For Sale $590,000 View Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

ALTOGETHER BETTER We’re extremely proud of our talented Mid Canterbury Team. The highly skilled salespeople that we have across all areas of property means we are confident in promising the best service and skills to all clients in the area. Whatever your property needs, contact our team today.

Pete Whalan 021 723 005

Jenny Gray 027 452 2888

Ray Knight 027 434 0139

Eliza Waszczak 021 039 1770

Sarah Everist 021 082 85816

Mick Hydes 027 437 9696

Fee Ensor 021 705 014

George Morris 027 212 8668

Nick Young 027 437 7820

Mike Preston 027 430 7041

Jon McAuliffe 027 432 7769

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087

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Re s i d e n t i a l / Co m m e rc i a l / R u ra l / L i fe st y l e


Methven 462 Rakaia River Road 4




Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 4pm, Thu 5 Dec 2019 201 West St, Ashburton View by appointment Mike Preston 027 430 7041 Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

"Riverbrae" If you are looking for a property with quality arable soils and located in the favoured area of Highbank, then “Riverbrae� must be considered. This 55 hectare property presents itself as a strategic add on to an existing farming operation, smaller scale farm or larger lifestyle block. Farmed for three generations and most recently leased, this property has the soils to consistently produce a multitude of high yielding crops, as well as grazing and finishing livestock. The tastefully renovated character home sits in a well established sheltered garden setting.


Mayfield 481 Moorhouse Road 4




Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Mon 16 Dec 2019 201 West St, Ashburton View by appointment George Morris 027 212 8668 Nick Young 027 437 7820 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Attractive and productive small holding Surrounded by farmland, this 26.9950 hectare (more or less) small holding enjoys a country outlook. The property is almost completely deer fenced and includes a central lane way system throughout the block which leads into the deer shed and yard, enabling ease of stock movement. Reticulated stock water is delivered to every one of the six paddocks. This has successfully enabled the current farming system. A large range of implement sheds, calf shelters and storage sheds complete this lovely rural package. The beautiful four bedroom country home sits amongst a beautiful garden.


Elgin 252 Beach Road East 4




Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 4pm, Fri 6 Dec 2019 201 West St, Ashburton View by appointment Mike Preston 027 430 7041 Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

A cut above the rest The Vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $1,350,000 plus GST (if any). If you enjoy the finer things in life, then look no further. This extensively remodelled home has a modern luxurious feel coupled with a warm interior. The large centrally located kitchen is fit for any master chef; its island provides the perfect gathering spot with indoor outdoor flow from both living areas on to a stunning patio overlooking the pool. The beautifully designed master bedroom has an ensuite and walk in wardrobe. Further to this, a sleepout and double garage are adjacent to the home.


Tinwald 126 Johnstone Street 4




Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Wed 4 Dec 2019 201 West St, Ashburton View by appointment Mike Preston 027 430 7041 Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Step into lifestyle living The Vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $790,000. This private six hectare lifestyle property is tucked away on the outskirts of town offering a quiet rural setting with all the convenience of being only three kilometres from the centre of Ashburton. The home is set amongst beautifully manicured gardens, with a grass tennis court and in ground swimming pool providing endless hours of fun. Offering four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this property has excellent appeal to any young family looking for the next step up.


Attractive and productive small holding 481 Moorhouse Road, Mayfield, Ashburton Surrounded by farmland, this 26.9950 hectare (more or less) small holding enjoys a completely country outlook with the luxury of being very close to Mayfield township and only approximately one and a half hours from Christchurch International Airport. The property is almost completely deer fenced and includes a central lane way system throughout the block which leads into the deer shed and yard, enabling ease of stock movement. Reticulated stock water is delivered to every one of the six paddocks. This has successfully enabled the current farming system which is calf rearing and

sheep and beef finishing. The beautiful country home sits amongst a beautiful garden and enjoys open views to the mountains through the impressive established trees and shrubs. The country home has four generous bedrooms and a large living area with open plan dining room and kitchen. It is heated with a large log burner on wetback plus heat pumps. A large range of implement sheds, calf shelters and storage sheds complete this lovely rural package. Small holdings of this calibre are seldom available in such a sought after area, inspection is sure to impress.




Deadline sale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Monday, December 16, 2019

George Morris Phone 027 212 8668

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ASHBURTON 11-11.30am ....................................... 376 Wakanui Road


TINWALD 12-12.30pm .......................................4 Whiteoak Grove

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Your Place 18 Ashburton Guardian

Friday, November 29, 2019

TEST YOURSELF Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 - Who played the lead role in the film The World’s Fastest Indian? a. Anthony Hopkins b. John Hurt c. Tom Courtenay 2 - By what name was Joseph Ratzinger known when he became Pope in 2005? a. Benedict XVI b. Francis c. John Paul II 3 - Which country has launched Long March rockets as part of its space programme? a. Russia b. China c. France 4 - The prefix dino (as in dinosaur) comes from the Greek term meaning what? a. Enormous b. Destructive c. Terrible 5 - What was the name of the character played by Tony Robinson in the TV series Blackadder? a. Flasheart b. Baldrick c. Percy 6 - Which fast food chain announced it was dropping its slogan Finger Lickin Good in 2011? a. Pizza Hut b. McDonalds c. KFC 7 - Crash, Ride and Hi Hat are all types of which percussion instrument? a. Cymbal b. Snare drum c. Timpani 8 - What is the main ingredient of a devil’s food cake? a. Carrot b. Chocolate c. Orange



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Motoring November 29, 2019



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s we all know, Kiwis love getting away from it all as part of their annual Christmas break, often with family and caravan or trailer in tow. In preparation for the upcoming long, hot summer, Ed Finn, Holden NZ’s Corporate Affairs manager took the opportunity to partner with Jayco Caravans Auckland for an innovative towing event to showcase this quintessential Kiwi summer experience. He assembled close to $1m worth vehicles, including a variety of five large 21’ to 25’ long Jayco caravans, together with an array of Colorados and Trailblazers to tow them. Hitching up at Jayco Auckland, our convoy drove to the Shelly Beach Holiday Park, just north of Coromandel Town for an overnight experience (unfortunately just the one night). In the lead up to doing this Ed had said: “It’s all very well to talk about how good Trailblazer and Colorado are to tow with, so we thought we’d put our money where our mouth is and put these vehicles to the test as they offer the highest tow rating in the Holden range.” (3000 and 3500kg respectively). Before heading off most of those present, including yours truly, learnt a thing or two about just how much you can properly carry and tow. And that is including what exactly the 3000/3500kg tow ratings mentioned (irrespective of make or model) actually really mean. Like can you load that much weight onto a braked trailer and drive off, irrespective of how much other stuff or people are on/ in the tow vehicle?

The short answer, as shown below – is no! Lets consider why not. And also note that when preparing for any towing activity, you need to consider both the legal and other requirements that may apply. So it’s important to calculate the maximum allowable permissible weight of what you are actually towing. But to do this firstly it’s necessary to become familiar with the meanings of: (a) Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) being the maximum a vehicle can weigh. (b) Kerb Mass – the weight of an unladen vehicle but with full fuel tank. (c) Tare Mass – is still unladen, but with just 10litres of fuel. (d) Payload – the maximum a vehicle can carry.

Roger Hart ROAD TEST

Colorado LTZ. So with referring to the terms as above, calculations for the approximate towing amount an LTZ with its GVM of 3150kg, GCM of 6000kg and 3500kg rated towing capacity are likely to be: Kerb Mass (including weight of canopy, 2357kg bullbar, towbar,and deck-liner) People, belongings and sundry stuff on 534kg deck – say    Total vehicle weight    2891kg Remaining towing capacity – 10 per cent of towball load (GVM of 3150kg - 2891kg) 259kg Which means the towing capacity in accordance with the above is 2590kg This importantly illustrates that with any similarly rated, 3500kg rated tow vehicles, this does not mean you can fill them up with people and gear, then load up to and tow up to said 3500kg, whether on a braked trailer or similarly weighted caravan. A bullbar-free Colorado LTZ with two on board together with our light carry on luggage was hitched up to the luxuriously furnished, 25 foot (7.7metre long) Jayco Silverline Outback caravan. Complete with full kitchen, impressive bathroom (with washing machine), queen

We thought we’d put our money where our mouth is and put these vehicles to the test

(e) Gross Combined Mass (GCM) – the maxium the tow vehicle and whats being towed can weigh in total together. (f) Towball load – proportion of trailer weight that is applied vertically to the rear of the tow vehicle. So with these in mind here’s an example of how to calculate what you should actually be towing. Of course in this case the tow vehicle is a

size bed etc, this was my overnight accommodation. Its tare mass was approximately 2700kg so was in keeping with our towing calculations. Given the sometimes gnarly sections of the road as we headed up the coast from Thames I thought that maybe the size and weight of this caravan might be a challenge for both driver and Colorado! That certainly wasn’t the case, with both coping very well and performing admirably. Needless to say full use was made of the Colorado’s 2.8-litre four-cylinder Duramax engine’s 500Nm of torque. All the other technology on board contributed to making the towing even more manageable including the limited slip diff, grade braking on down hill sections and trailer sway control. The latter, which utilises the combination of ABS, Traction Control, and braking electronics, particularly in the tighter sections helped keep the caravan under strict control. Once on the flatter straighter roads with the large van on its coil spring suspension tracking so well, one actually had to be mindful of staying within the 90kmh speed limit. Current prices for the Colorado LTZ start from $38,490, then ranging up to $51,490 for the top of the line Z71. Meanwhile the seven-seat Trailblazer LT, is $46,990, and LTZ $50,990 (all plus ORCs). If you want to go top-of-the-line for the memorable Jayco Silverline Outback, you can own this for $103,000! PS. The NZ Transport Agency website’s guide to safe loading and towing is also certainly worth a visit.

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he Tucson Series II has evolved into an even more impressive medium-sized SUV with new features that set it apart from the crowd. Building on its award-winning design, the athletic presence with flowing surfaces, sharp lines and a new cascading front grille creates a powerful and lasting impression. An updated colour palette gives you a fresh range of choice. The upgraded interior helps make life easier for you and your passengers. With a new floating touchscreen, upgraded dashboard design and Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto® compatibility, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. To keep you and your family safe, Tucson Series II includes a full suite of Hyundai SmartSense™ safety technology (available on some models). Tucson is available with a variety of engines, transmissions and drivetrains, including a new 8-speed automatic in Diesel models. The powerful Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD) engine produces 114 kW of power at 6200 RPM and 192 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, providing exciting performance while being economical at the same time. A powerful diesel engine offers perfor-

mance with economy, and has the advantage of HTRAC AWD for better handling on loose, rough or slippery surfaces. This popular 2.0 litre diesel produces 136 kW of power at 4000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 1750 – 2750 rpm. Available exclusively on the R-Series 2.0 Diesel, the in-house developed 8-speed

automatic transmission offers enhanced shift logic, is faster, more responsive, and has smoother gear shifts. The 8-speed automatic also enables even more potent acceleration from standstill with improved Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) characteristics, more decisive acceleration at high speeds and

greater fuel efficiency. The Tucson Series II is sleek and stylish with a new-look cascading front grille, fresh colour range, updated alloy wheels and modern headlights. Its bold and athletic design with refined, flowing surfaces and sharp lines will ensure you stand out on the road. The Tucson’s interior has been optimised to give you and your passengers a more comfortable ride. And, with a new floating touchscreen and upgraded dashboard design, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. The Tucson Series II is packed with features to keep you and your family safe, including a full suite of Hyundai SmartSense™ safety technology*. Smart Cruise Control is a brand new feature available on AWD Elite & Limited models. *SmartSense™ safety technology available on certain variants only. This new feature lets you see a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the car, as you park, manoeuvre or drive into the trickiest of spots. The Tucson now features a standard USB charging port in the rear of the center console to maximize 2nd-row passenger connectivity and functionality. A wireless charging pad allows users to charge a compatible smartphone without the use of messy and unsightly cables. (Limited models)

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n the trucking world, four-figure torque figures are nothing to shake a stick at, as the huge displacement turbo-diesel engines are designed to handle incredible load for prolonged periods of time. Four-figure power figures, on the other hand, are usually reserved for race cars, and SEMA builds that proudly feature Bluetooth drive shafts, and questionable fabrication work. As you would’ve seen by now, this particular truck doesn’t fall into the standard category by any means, and looks like something that’s come right out of SEMA. To build this beast that has been dubbed ‘Thor’, the chassis of a Peterbilt 359 crew cab tractor unit was stretched to a huge 44 feet.

With this custom chassis to work with, almost everything on the truck was refinished in chrome or polished aluminium, including all the underside components. Before we get into the insane power plant weighing down the front end, the custom work that has gone into the aesthetics can’t be overlooked. At the front, a huge 1933 Ford-inspired chrome grille is flanked by a set of flared fenders, and while the paint looks like it should belong in an old Overhaulin episode, it’s truly stunning. • Latest facelift Interestingly, the owner had sourced • from 15,000km a V24-71 Detroit Diesel a 92-foot boat • 2.8L Turbo Diesel before starting the build. This engine is comprised of two diesel 14-litre V12 engines mated back-to-back

with splined cranks. As a naturally aspirated 28-litre 24-cylinder engine simply wasn’t enough for a build of this size, 12 superchargers were slapped on top of the insane lump for a

total power output of just under 3500hp or 2609kW. Performance figures haven’t been discussed in the listing on the Worldwide Auctioneers website, but we can imagine that this big rig would seriously move – if it can put all that power down to the ground that is. Also, this thing would have the turning circle of a cruise ship, but that’s not the point, right? Thor’s current owner and builder has revealed that it cost $7 million to build, and considering it took a team of four people over seven years to finish it, we’re not going to dispute that figure. It will be interesting to see if that $7 million will be recouped when Thor crosses the block.

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he LC line-up is representative of Lexus’ evolution towards becoming a luxury lifestyle brand, providing driving pleasure and excitement to enrich customers’ lifestyles. The new LC 500 Convertible joins the coupe as aspirational halo models for the entire Lexus line-up, providing unique driving experiences that stimulate the senses, and express ultimate beauty. The exterior of the new LC artfully blends the coupe’s unique roofline with the character of a convertible, achieving beauty with the top open or closed. The interior design considers how details such as the tonneau cover and seating materials become part of the design impression when viewed from the outside. The new model follows the coupe’s ‘Exhilarating Performance’ driving signature, providing a sense of unity with nature and an exhilarating driving experience that can only be enjoyed with a convertible. The interior body structure has optimal placement and shape of braces to yield high dynamic performance faithful to the driver’s intentions. And thanks to the car’s robust and sensual sounding V8, the LC 500 Convertible accelerates in a pleasantly linear manner. To further enhance the driving experience, the LC 500 Convertible comes equipped with neck heaters and a transparent wind deflector – supporting the leading comfort and quiet that is Lexus’ DNA. A stunning design with the top up or down, featuring Lexus’ signature attention to detail. With the exterior styling based on

that of the LC coupe, the convertible retains excellent aerodynamic performance and optimal weight distribution, incorporating functional beauty into the design. The soft-top roof provides a unique silhouette and sporty disposition befitting a convertible. The line of the rear trunk lid has been lifted and widened to create a dynamic side view and emphasise the low-and-wide stance. To ensure that the convertible version of the LC 500 retains a beautiful silhouette when the top is lowered, the automatic folding mechanism stores the top under an integrated tonneau cover. Because the designers incorporated a beltline that kicks up at the end of the doors, the vehicle’s profile is characterised by a body that wraps around the cabin, providing an overall tight and clean appearance. The colour palettes of the exterior and the soft top, as well as the elegant hues of the interior, were carefully selected and combined to cater to the LC customer’s high sense of style, taste and diverse lifestyles. The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8, mated to the Direct Shift-10 automatic transmission, gives the LC linear-yet-invigorating acceleration. Power output is tuned according to the driving scene, with smooth acceleration character during normal commuting, and acceleration at the limit when the driver desires. In order to make the LC 500 Convertible’s V8 more enjoyable when the top is down, a sound generator transmits sensual engine intake sounds through the dash panel, while an exhaust valve enhances the powerful engine sound.

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Business confidence rebounds a little By Jenny Ruth NZME

Businesses haven’t exactly snapped out of their gloom but are feeling better than they’ve been all year with farmers and retailers leading the charge, according to ANZ Bank’s latest survey. It found a net 26 per cent of businesses still expect business conditions to deteriorate in the next 12 months but that’s a good deal better than October’s reading of a net 42 per cent and September’s 54 per cent. “While still not a great level, this is the highest read in 2019,” ANZ New Zealand chief economist Sharon Zollner said. And a net 13 per cent are now expecting their own businesses will fare better over the coming year compared with last month’s net 4 per cent expecting to fare worse. That was also the strongest reading this year. In the agricultural sector, expected own activity leaped 31 points to a net 26 per cent expecting better times, its highest level since September 2017 and the highest economy-wide. “Although changes to water regulation are causing concern, the combination of a weaker New

Zealand dollar, stronger meat and dairy prices and an emissions trading scheme lifeline have seen a sharp rise in sentiment,” Zollner says. Despite the rising optimism in agriculture, it’s the only sector with a negative read on investment intentions – a net 11 per cent intend to invest less. The improvement is also despite a net 60 per cent expecting higher costs and respondents were split on whether their profitability will rise or fall. Last month a net 27 per cent were expecting profitability to worsen. A net 19 per cent in agriculture

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negative 2 per cent it remains the weakest across the economy. Manufacturers are more optimistic but their export intentions have fallen and the services sector was steady, shifting from being one of the least pessimistic sectors to the middle of the pack. Across the economy, a net 3 per cent of firms expect to hire more staff, up 12 points and a net 6 per cent intend to invest more, also up 12 points. While profit expectations jumped 16 points, a net 5 per cent are still expecting worsening profitability. In the regions, Auckland is more downbeat than the rest of the


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are expecting to export more. The retail sector appears to be benefiting from the reviving housing market with a net 15 per cent now expecting their own activity to increase, up a whopping 34 points from the October survey. “It’s not just Christmas: this data is not significantly seasonal,” Zollner said. A net 53 per cent of retailers are expecting higher costs but that’s down from a peak of 69 per cent in August. Among other sectors, the construction industry continues to send decidedly mixed signals with own activity lifting 7 points but at

country while Wellington is the most optimistic of the three main centres. The North Island is more positive than the South. Unsurprisingly, confidence in Southland has been hit by the uncertain future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. Zollner concluded that the significant falls in both the currency and interest rates are working their way through the economy. Nevertheless, headwinds persist, including credit availability, capacity constraints, elevated costs, high household debt “and the awkward fact that our biggest trading partners appear to be in a spot of macroeconomic bother”. She sees no reason for the NZ economy to sink into recession. “The terms of trade are excellent, – even if we’re riding our luck to some extent – there’s no sign of drought, – touch wood – household real income growth is solid and unemployment low.” As well, consumers still think it’s a good time to go shopping and “net migration may be a bit more of a mystery these days, but it is clearly contributing to growth. The question is just to what degree”. Zollner is predicting annual growth will bottom at 2 per cent.

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Wall Street touches record highs


ew Zealand investors absorbed more company news this week, as well as the results from the local retail trade survey for the September quarter. Overseas, Wall Street touched record highs as investor sentiment improved following positive headlines around trade relations between the US and China. NZ retail sales for the September quarter came in above market expectations Total retail sales volumes rose 1.6 per cent on the prior period, with nine of the 16 regions showing higher sales values in the quarter. Electrical and electronic goods had the largest volume sales increase, up 4.4 per cent. Fisher & Paykel posted a strong interim result on Wednesday Fisher & Paykel Healthcare announced its financial results for the half year ended September 30, 2019. This saw the company post net profit after tax of $121.2 million, up 24 per cent, and operating revenue was $570.9 million, 12 per cent above the first half last year. Managing director and CEO Lewis Gradon said the company had a strong start to the 2020 financial year, mainly driven by the hospital product group, which delivered operating revenue growth of 19 per cent. Fletcher Building provides guidance at its annual shareholder meeting Fletcher Building provided guidance for the year ahead on Thursday, with operating earnings expected to be in the range of $515m-$565m, in-line with market expectations but lower than that posted for FY19. Overall, Fletcher Building


sees New Zealand building and construction activity easing from its peak, while in Australia the company expects weak conditions to persist. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) says quantitative easing is not on the bank’s agenda at this time Philip Lowe, the Governor of the RBA, gave a speech in Sydney on Tuesday evening and said that the bank may create money to buy government bonds if it runs out of ways to boost the economy. However, Lowe said that the bank expected the combination of previous rate cuts, the government’s recent income tax cuts, a lift in house prices and ongoing government spending on infrastructure would help boost the economy. As a result, he said the chances of quantitative easing in Australia were little. Westpac Group CEO resigns as scandal shakes the bank Westpac Bank’s CEO, Brian Hartzer, announced he was stepping down on Tuesday after the bank was alleged to have breached the anti-money laundering laws on 23 million occasions relating to more than $11b worth of transactions. Payments totalling less than $500,000 that a dozen of the bank’s customers paid to people in the

Philippines are the most damaging part of the lawsuit for Westpac, with regulator AUSTRAC saying the payments should have been detected and stopped as they were “consistent with child exploitation typologies”. In the US, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ climbed to record highs as trade-related optimism boosted market sentiment There have been a number of trade related headlines over the last few days with the Chinese government saying in a statement that China and the US “reached consensus on properly resolving relevant issues” and agreed to stay in contact on the remaining points for a phase one trade deal. Experts privy to the talks between the two countries said that officials discussed tariff removal, agricultural purchases and a review mechanism for the implementation of a potential agreement. Merger Monday saw more than $60b of deals announced in the US In merger and acquisition activity, eBay announced it will sell its ticket exchange website Stubhub for $4.05 billion in cash to Viagogo, a European competitor. Meanwhile, LVMH, the European luxury brand conglomerate, will pay $16 billion for iconic US jewellery-maker Tiffany and Co. Charles Schwab also formally agreed to buy its rival TD Ameritrade, as reported last week. Jeremy Flood works for Craigs Investment Partners. This article should not be deemed as advice. Disclosure statement available free of charge and on request.

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ragedy in a small, tight-knit community can be found at every corner. It can be in the faces of school children as they make their way to and from school, or in the eyes of parents as they arrive to drop them off and pick them up. It can be in the mannerisms of a school teacher who’s waiting for that one student to walk through the door and announce their arrival, all the while knowing that it’s never going to happen. You’ll see it in the determination of our emergency services as they push aside their own emotions to help others deal with their own. But in a community like ours, when tragedy strikes, it tugs at the very heartstrings of everyone.

Those who know will stop and check themselves a little more often than they normally might. Their minds will wander, even if just for a moment when they remember an occasion, a moment or even something as simple as a smile. It’s moments like that which impacted on almost everyone. And they’re the moments when a community comes together. Events in Christchurch late on

Wednesday night have undoubtedly scarred a huge part of the Ashburton District and they’ll continue to do so for many days, weeks, months and even years to come. And so many will be asking how do you move forward after such a tragedy and just how do you pick life back up again and soldier on? There is no answer to those questions other than time. Not a specific amount of time either, just as much a time is needed and for no two people is it rarely ever the same. People will mourn, they’ll cry, scream and get angry wondering how and why such tragic events happen and all those around them can do is allow that time for

those emotions to flow through. Not everyone reading this today will have been directly impacted by what happened on Wednesday night, but chances are that in some way, small or otherwise, there will be an association which links everyone. For a small district, we deal with a lot of this. Perhaps, in the bigger scheme, far too much considering our size and population. But what we are good at doing is coming together as one and helping each other out. It might be an offer of support, a simple hug with a friend or loved one, or even an unknowingly powerful smile to someone as they’re walking down the street. And we should do our best

to ensure we never lose that, because it’s what makes us stand out from the others. We’re an incredibly proud district. Proud of what we do on a daily basis and proud of what we achieve. Today, and for many days to come, a huge number of us will be hurting – especially our younger community – and it’s critical that we rally around them and let them know that it’s going to be OK. You can’t change what’s happened, there’s no hiding from that fact. But you can control what happens next. And that’s the responsibility of us all. No matter how small that influence might be.

Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43. In 1991, 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California. In 2008, Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel, ending a 60-hour rampage through India’s financial capital by suspected Pakistani-based militants that killed 166 people. Ten years ago: A gunman shot and killed four Lakewood, Washington, police officers at a coffee shop, Iran approved plans to build 10 industrial scale uranium enrichment facilities in defiance of UN demands it halt enrichment.

Five years ago: An Egyptian judge dismissed murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killings of protesters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising. Pope Francis stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul’s most important religious sites, the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque, on the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey. One year ago: China’s government ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. Today’s birthdays: Blues singer-musician John Mayall is 86. Actress Diane Ladd is

84. Songwriter Mark James is 79. Composer-musician Chuck Mangione is 79. Country singer Jody Miller is 78. Pop singermusician Felix Cavaliere is 77. Actor Jeff Fahey is 67. Movie director Joel Coen is 65. Actorcomedian-celebrity judge Howie Mandel is 64. Actress Cathy Moriarty is 59. Actress Kim Delaney is 58. Actor Tom Sizemore is 58. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 57. Actor Don Cheadle is 55. Actor-producer Neill Barry is 54. Musician Wallis Buchanan is 54. Pop singer Jonathan Knight is 51. Rock musician Martin Carr is 51. Actress Jennifer Elise Cox is 50. Actor Larry Joe Campbell is 49. Rock musician Frank Delgado is

49. Actress Paola Turbay is 49. Contemporary Christian singer Crowder is 48. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 48. Actor Brian Baumgartner is 47. Actor Julian Ovenden is 44. Actor Chadwick Boseman is 43. Actress Anna Faris is 43. Gospel singer James Fortune is 42. Actress Lauren German is 41. Rapper The Game is 40. Actress Janina Gavankar is 39. Rock musician Ringo Garza is 38. Actor-comedian John Milhiser is 38. Actor Lucas Black is 37. Actor Diego Boneta is 29. Actress Lovie Simone is 21. Thought for today: “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” – George Harrison (1943-2001). – AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Friday, November 29, the 333rd day of 2019. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On November 29, 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy. On this date: In 1877, The Education Act 1877 established free, compulsory and secular education for all Pākehā New Zealand children. The Act did not apply to Māori, but they could attend the free schools if their parents wished them to. Primary school education was made compulsory for Māori in 1894. In 1893, the first woman mayor in the British Empire, Elizabeth Yates, was elected in the Auckland borough of Onehunga. In 1910, British explorer Robert F. Scott’s ship Terra Nova set sail from New Zealand, carrying Scott’s expedition on its ultimately futile – as well as fatal – race to reach the South Pole first. In 1929, Navy Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the South Pole. In 1947, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews; 33 members, including the United States, voted in favour of the resolution, 13 voted against while 10 abstained. In 1949, the first female Māori MP, Iriaka Rātana, was elected In 1952, President-elect Dwight D Eisenhower secretly left on a trip to Korea, keeping his campaign promise to assess the ongoing conflict first-hand. In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning. In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off


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ome people love doing it, but their enthusiasm gets away on them and it ends up being a ‘bit rough’ or it lasts way too long. For some it comes very naturally and they launch straight into it without hesitation and both parties are left happy and even satisfied. A few find the idea of it weird and almost repulsive. My brother Greg is definitely in the latter camp. He’s an awkward hugger! My other brother Mark is a natural as is my best mate Cam. If I fire the mitt out for a handshake with Cam, he’ll swat that thing away and have his arms round me, before he can finish saying “bring it in man”. I’m in between. I’m better than I was. I used to be an awkward hugger. I think it was the initial, ‘should I?’ moment. What if my hug is unwanted and they think I’m creepy! The reason I’m on this train of thought is a follow up from a very busy weekend which included a trip down to Queenstown for Greg’s 50th celebrations. The three Hooper boys are not huggers of each other. But, for the rest of the family they are dished out no worries at all. I never noticed Greg’s awkwardness when hugging before but it was pointed out by his two lovely daughters in the weekend. I would like to say they pointed this out subtly but that would be

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a complete lie. They ringed him out about it. In fact one of them caught one of his awkward hug moments in a photo on her phone. This photo was circulated amongst our group, resulting in roars of laughter. “It’s my birthday weekend, surely I get away without being the butt of everyone’s jokes,” Greg responded. Oh no! This was a whole new angle of attack for us. So much so that, when I was doing the rounds saying goodbye on Sunday, I warned one of the daughters that I was going in for a hug with the birthday boy. “Aw, we’re doing that are we?” he said when I approached arms outstretched. The video is priceless and both the daughters giggling at the end, finishes it beautifully. It got me to thinking – shouldn’t there be some easy to follow rules around hugging? So I’ve come up with these. The Hoops Hugging Rules The Golden Rule  Nothing longer than 2.7 seconds – unless it’s your spouse or kids.

Family, friends  Hugging your brothers, the ones you have spent your entire life taking the ‘you know what’ out of is not a runner. A good firm handshake and mumbled “good to see ya” will suffice.  Sisters, step sisters, sisters-in-law, nieces and all female cousins are all good to go. All male extended family members could receive a one-armed effort with a squeeze on the shoulder.  Good mates you only see once a year or so, who aren’t hard out huggers like Cam or Skippy from the Phat Duck – a left arm backslap type, with a handshake will do nicely. When you hug, hug for real  Nothing worse than the fake hug!  Same goes for the dead

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fish handshake – shake it like you mean it.  Don’t whisper “you smell good” when hugging anyone. That’s creepy; in fact don’t whisper anything while hugging!  If they do smell nice, tell them when you back up.  Don’t close your eyes while hugging anyone except your other half.  Never hug from behind, unless it’s your spouse. Pick your location  A one-armed hug at the urinal is a definite no-no.  Check for knives or other weapons before hugging an ex. Hugging at work  Don’t hug those you supervise. Unless it’s at a funeral or their wedding.  Don’t hug your clients, unless they are like Skippy and you don’t get a choice.  You can hug your peers, especially if they have done something awesome, just don’t do it every day. Finally, hug your kids  LOTS. Until next week, hugs and kisses Phill Hooper, happy hugger. Phill Hooper is the breakfast host of Ashburton’s Hokonui radio station. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.

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Racing 28 Ashburton Guardian

Friday, November 29, 2019



Cruz Bromac on a mission

Aussie superstar scratched

By Jonny Turner New Zealand Cup winner Cruz Bromac has a point to prove in the first heat of the Inter Ddominions, despite having just etched his name in to Australasian harness racing history just days ago. The All Stars pacer will begin his quest to go two places better than his third in last year’s final in the second of two first round heats at Alexandra Park series tonight. The 8-year-old’s fast finishing New Zealand Cup win and desperately unlucky third in the New Zealand Free-For-All should leave no doubt over where the horse is at physically. What space the horse’s manners are in has been the cause of much more speculation as Cruz Bromac approaches his first start on a right-handed track, after producing mid-race gallops in the races each side of his New Zealand Cup triumph. The challenge of quickly adapting to right-handed racing is one that horses with much better manners than Cruz Bromac have failed to handle before. Tonight the veteran will attempt to prove that rule does not apply to him and trainer-driver Mark Purdon is confident he can do it. “He seems to be much happier going the Auckland way around,” Purdon said. “Sometimes you just never do know how they will be in a race.” “But on his work at home he does appear to be much more comfortable this way around.” Thefixer goes in to night one of the Inter Dominions in the opposite position to his leading stablemate. There is plenty of doubt about where the horse is physically after the former New Zealand Cup winner produced two flat performances during the New Zealand Cup Carnival. Purdon admits his stable is at a

By Garrick Knight

New Zealand Cup winner Cruz Bromac was third in last year’s Interdom final. loss to explain why the 6-year-old raced below his best. “We were expecting better from him and and we haven’t really been able to put our finger on the reason for his performances.” With nothing appearing to be hindering Thefixer there appears no reason he could not bounce back to his best during the Inter Dominions, Purdon said. Whether he is able to do that tonight will depend on what kind of run driver Natalie Rasmussen is able secure when Thefixer starts from barrier one on the second row behind Atomic Red. The New South Wales raider looks to have more than enough speed to hold the front and gift Thefixer a perfect run in the trail. However, the horse’s $18 win

odds suggest he is an easy target if any of the main contenders in the heat come looking to take the front from him. Fellow New South Wales rep and comeback star Bling It On could be one of those. That is if driver Luke McCarthy decides to press forward with the Victoria Cup winner. Bling It On’s arsenal of staying power, early and late speed mean the reinsman has plenty of options to help him negotiate the horse’s tricky barrier 7 draw. The All Stars stable also start Another Masterpiece in heat two after Ashley Locaz, Chase Auckland and Ultimate Sniper compete in heat one. After travelling well to Auckland, Purdon expects Chase

Auckland and Ultimate Sniper to continue on from their excellent last start victories at Addington last Friday night. Ashley Locaz rejoins his stablemates on the track after a minor leg issue ended his New Zealand Cup campaign. His lack of recent racing may place him slightly behind his main rivals on night one, but Purdon expects quick improvement from the 5-year-old through the series. “His work has been good, he may just need a run, but he is a horse that has raced well fresh before.” “Drawing two will be an advantage for him, I don’t know whether he would be winning, but I am sure he will go well.”

Best of the best at Alexandra Park By Michael Guerin If you are going to host an Inter Dominion trotting series you hope the best trainers in the business will turn up. This week they have. Training trotters is not for everybody, it is a game of patience, trial and error and plenty of heartbreak. But after bizarrely being canned in the 2012 series, the trotting series was reborn last year and they have provided some of the truly magical moments in Inter Dominion history. The series which starts at Alexandra Park tonight not only sees the undisputed king of Australian trotting

in Andy Gath, who trained last season’s Interdom winner Tornado Valley return to Auckland with McLovin, but has at least one rep from the most successful trotting trainers in New Zealand’s recent history. The domestic numbers, including wins recorded in partnerships, of the still active kings and queen of New Zealand trotting: • 599: Phil Williamson • 351: Mark Purdon • 344: Paul Nairn • 307: Michelle Wallis • 287: John Dickie • 261: Tim Butt (now in NSW) • 250: Barry Purdon • 132: Tony Herlihy

Master trainer Phil Williamson

It wouldn’t be an Inter Dominion Series without some last minute controversy and it has once again materialised on the eve of Auckland’s 2019 edition. The series’ fourth favourite, McLovin, has been scratched from tonight’s first round of the Trotting Championship heats at Alexandra Park. His Victorian trainer, Andy Gath, says the son of Monarchy broke out in a fever yesterday morning. “He didn’t eat up last night and had a really high temperature this morning,” Gath told HRNZ. “So, I got him treated with medication which has ruled him out of tomorrow night.” But as of yesterday lunchtime, he was not officially ruled out of the series. Gath was holding on to hope that McLovin could re-enter the series on Tuesday for the second round of heats, something which is technically possible under the series conditions. “To be eligible to compete in the Grand Final of the Trotting Championship, horses shall start in all Qualifying Heats, unless exemption is granted by the Host Controlling Body, which shall decide upon each case according to its merits,” reads the relevant condition. The host controlling body is Harness Racing New Zealand and they are being called upon to make a determination in the next 48 hours, before Tuesday’s second round of heats are drawn up late Saturday morning. Handicapper Andrew Morris said he would be consulting with the Racing Integrity Unit and the Inter Dominion Council and a decision would be made in due course once all information had been gathered. The Inter Dominion Council includes both HRNZ’s CEO, Peter Jensen, and his Harness Racing Australia counterpart, Andrew Kelly. The Racing Integrity Unit’s Nick Ydgren said he had been contacted by Gath for clarification on withholding periods, but had not yet been notified of what specific medications were administered. Gath says there is a precedent in place, with both Sinbad Bay (1995) and Bag Limit (1987) granted permission to re-enter the series after scratching through illness. “But they were both ultimately scratched prior to racing, anyway.” Bag Limit’s scratching allowed subsequent grand final winner, My Lightning Blue, back in to the field. Auckland Trotting Club Racing Manager, Regan Cotter, believes McLovin would get zero points for Round 1, meaning even if he was allowed back in for Tuesday, he would face an uphill task to make the final. Gath just wants the option available should McLovin recover in the next 48 hours.



d M3 Addington Dogs Today at Addington

November 29



1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 2-3-4-5, 9-10-11-12 7-8-9-10-11-12 THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT

PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time

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52727 Book Of Dreams nwtd 55447 Impressive High nwtd 5337 Mr Muppet nwtd 75641 Frosty Kate 17.71 58737 Sheer Flattery nwtd 26337 Sonja nwtd 48365 Honey Dew Jewel nwtd 26 Homebush Susan nwtd 77X48 Homebush Surgeon nwtd 888X Homebush Barry nwtd

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S & B Evans M Dempsey J McInerney J McInerney M Grant R Blackburn D Roberts J McInerney J McInerney J McInerney

$1,365, C0, 295m

A Lee J McInerney K Cassidy S & B Evans J McInerney D Roberts J McInerney D J Lane J McInerney J McInerney

$2,390, C0, 520m

R Wales R Casey S & B Evans A Bradshaw J M McCook S & B Evans J & D Fahey L Waretini S Hindson J McInerney

$1,365, C0, 295m

J McInerney M Dempsey R Adcock J McInerney J Dunn C Roberts J McInerney M Grant S & B Evans J McInerney

STEVE ANNGOW DRAPES & BLINDS PH0272719588 DASH $1,365, C0, 295m

54781 Goldstar Whitey 17.45 16224 Shanly Star 17.15 41541 Double Scoop 17.28 88858 Princely Gold 17.15 41482 Jetstream Marley 17.32 26362 Jinja Cream Fizz 17.27 58643 Ohoka Lacey 17.47 82732 High Violet 17.40 78167 Aroha 17.19 37455 Vasterbottenost 17.34




$1,365, C0, 295m


46684 Homebush Maree nwtd 73F45 Shoelace Jack nwtd X5764 Homebush Erin nwtd 3582 Father Leo nwtd 82 Carl Spackler nwtd 66353 Two Be Frank nwtd 3 Meatloaf nwtd 84 Sweet Dreaming nwtd 88 Goldstar Beau nwtd 88888 Homebush Odette nwtd


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32675 Citizen Zagreb nwtd 877 White Roxy nwtd 645 Auto Speed nwtd 33526 Homebush Liz nwtd Jaubert nwtd 782X5 Hendrix Bale nwtd Marakesh Max nwtd 432 Horse Range Jim nwtd 88 Goldstar Beau nwtd 78868 Homebush Marissa nwtd


K Cassidy J & D Fahey J & D Fahey A Joyce A Joyce R Wales A Bradshaw R Wales S Hindson J McInerney


557X6 Blushing Pete nwtd F3264 Opa’s Dream nwtd 77661 Goldstar Spook nwtd 34567 Max Volume nwtd 56773 Haze Adams nwtd 36533 Goldstar Smithie nwtd 3243 Mr Blackjack nwtd 56347 Ohoka Megan nwtd 87488 Princess Romaine nwtd 778 Impressive Gift nwtd

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$2,500, C0, 520m


5572 Yes Yes No nwtd 77285 Bound Up nwtd 76442 Mulberry Rock nwtd 37745 Goldstar Perrie nwtd 4364 Homebush Fudge nwtd 23626 King Theoden nwtd 33 Maffra Daisy nwtd ST Andrews nwtd 77X48 Homebush Surgeon nwtd 78868 Homebush Marissa nwtd

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R Blackburn J McInerney R Wales M Dempsey A Botherway D J Lane H Anderton J McInerney J McInerney J McInerney


42733 Goldstar McQueen nwtd 83886 Ginger Cracker nwtd 5777 Impressive Mood nwtd 75 Big Tiny nwtd 82754 Nykara nwtd 55673 Sweet Mary Ann nwtd Zadee Bale nwtd 864X8 Mick The Mouse nwtd 77X48 Homebush Surgeon nwtd 78868 Homebush Marissa nwtd




43135 Creme Brulee 30.26 73616 Cosmic Stu 30.52 17224 Mighty Muscle 30.20 63335 Goldstar Ashton 30.35 21726 Know Leave 30.71 53846 Know Equal 30.45 67161 My Rosie 30.51 1127X Tradition 30.03 56485 Opawa Tab 30.66

1 2 2 3 3 1 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 4 7 8 9 10

J McInerney M Dempsey J McInerney J McInerney R Adcock B Dann S Hindson R Blackburn S & B Evans J McInerney


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L Waretini J McInerney J & D Fahey S & B Evans G Cleeve G Cleeve L Waretini J & D Fahey R Wales


$1,900, C2f, 295m

32151 Machine Gunn 17.38 78411 Ineffable 17.34 62411 Punch On Buzz 17.28 24421 Bashful Buffy 17.17 22825 Homebush Finn 17.21 15513 Nikko Baxter 17.32 66651 Know Logic 17.21 88571 Justin Ryan 17.27 28372 Citizen Aguero 17.46 16224 Shanly Star 17.15

R Adcock B Dann J McInerney J McInerney J McInerney J McInerney G Cleeve S & B Evans J McInerney J McInerney



$1,685, C2, 295m

65874 Amuri Liv 17.28 65213 Goldstar Willa 17.40 21623 Opa’s Mate 17.47 21111 Oakmont 17.47 87646 Mulberry Minx 17.34 12264 Yanira Bale 17.33 76383 Shaw Winner 17.52 12337 Homebush Reed nwtd 78167 Aroha 17.19 57837 Call Me Joe 17.31

J McInerney S & B Evans R Casey D J Lane K Cassidy C Roberts J M McCook J McInerney A Botherway A Botherway

Otaki Races Today at Otaki

November 29

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Dead; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1800m; Straight: 400m; Rail: True | new chute |; Weather: Mainly Fine DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES PLACE 6 12:53PM OPT 345


1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2-3-4, 6-7-8 1-2-3-4, 5-6-7-8 3-4-5-6-7-8

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1 1X110 Collinstreet (2) 60.5 A Sharrock 2 55512. High Quality (8) 58.5 G Haigh 3 38X21. Masetto (7) 56.5 Moroney/Gerard 4 78900 Bronsteel (3) 55.5 K Gray 5 44000 Francis Drake (6) 55.5 TeamRogerson 6 55X08 Kamanda Lincoln (4) 55.5 L Latta 7 10711 Dezella (5) 54.5 R Patterson 8 X0939 Mighty Connor (1) 54 J McKay

1:28PM OPT 346

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$22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2300m


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J Parkes

D Turner J Riddell R Goldsbury J Fawcett (a1) C Burdan (a3) S Collett R Elliot M Singh R Myers D Johnson


$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1200m

J Riddell R Elliot Z Moki J Parkes S Collett H Andrew J Waddell C O'Beirne (a2) D Turner


$50,000, OPN HCP, 1200m

283X2 Ferrando (8) 60 TeamRogerson 965X1 Rock ’N’ Affair (6) 53 K Gray 8X113 Princess Amelie (9) 53 L Latta 6X106 Amastar (3) 53 S Marsh 4X939 Sweepstake (1) 53 M Breslin 13X24 Satu Lagi (7) 53 P Campbell 639X7 Evalina (5) 53 S Marsh 38X83 What A Smasher (4) 53 K Gray 100X2 She’s A Goddess (2) 53 Moroney/Gerard

3:48PM OPT 350

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$22,500, 2YO SW+P, 1000m

1 61333. Tellyawhat (8) 59 A Sharrock 2 1280X Real Beach (7) 58.5 Lowry/Cullen 3 21X26 Malo Bik (5) 58.5 R Patterson 4 32481 Motivation (6) 58.5 J Bary 5 X7913 Walkin’ By (9) 58 T Pike 6 06X14 Stumpy (2) 58 K Gray 7 217X0 Harbourside (4) 57.5 T Pike 8 100X8 Magico (1) 57 Benner/Wynyard 1 9 141. Belle Plaisir (3) 55 L Tanner

3:13PM 349



X0602 Bruno Stars (13) 60 C Ivil 1 X0939 Mighty Connor (10) 59.5 J McKay 82877 Zac Brown (3) 59.5 S Nickalls 6X631 Resolution (7) 59 J Bridge 16024 Speed Call (6) 58.5 C Bambry 67X03 He No Opilio (1) 58 C Rauhihi 24X13 La Phyta (8) 57 M Goodwin 091 Vazza’s Gift (4) 57 T Keegan 35000 So It Was (2) 56.5 G Andrew 16X00 Platinum Spirit (5) 56 L Latta 0X946 All In Stitches (9) 56 K Gray 00395 Katiem Marie (12) 55.5 K Myers 00990 Itellyouonething (11) 54.5 C Rauhihi

2:38PM OPT 348


C O'Beirne (a2) J Parkes C Lammas R Goldsbury R Elliot S Collett R Myers R Kozaki

2 Bordeaux Le Rouge (8) 57 J Richards Preakness (2) 57 A Campbell V Colgan Gentleman Jack (5) 57 G Vile H Andrew Just Ben (4) 57 G Vile R Hannam 990 Silent Zone (1) 57 Rae/Williams-Tuhoro T Thornton 374 Queen Of The Prom (10) 55 Rae/Williams-Tuhoro S Collett 3 Passione (7) 55 L Latta R Myers Meglio Di Falcrest (3) 55 A Meadows R Elliot Dragon Queen (11) 55 Moroney/Gerard Gurtlyn (9) 55 A Baker B Ansell (a3) Opalescence (6) 55 J Mahoney J Fawcett (a1)

2:03PM 347



8 170X1 Lincoln Green (8) 57.5 L Latta 9 23722. Mohaka (7) 57 Lowry/Cullen 10 7X054 Star Quality (5) 57 S Walsh 11 216X9 Gerda (4) 56 E Davies 12 12X30 Marietta Lane (6) 55.5 F Auret 4 13 10X35 Hocico Blanco (2) 55 M Goodwin

4:25PM 351


R Elliot S Collett R Hannam T Thornton R Myers D Bradley D Johnson M Singh C Lammas


$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1600m

26X00 Monrecour (10) 60 F Auret 668X8 Terra Sancta (1) 59.5 T Pike 63245 Whatsup (12) 59.5 K Gray 256X6 The Rippa (9) 59 L Latta 70649 Miss Contessa (11) 58 G Vile 813X1 Bonny Ezra (3) 58 C Cromarty Myrtle

V Colgan J Waddell H Andrew S Collett C Burdan (a3) J Riddell SCRATCHED


4:59PM OPT 352


R Hannam D Turner M Singh R Myers J Parkes R Elliot


1 7X182. Peloton (8) 56.5 A Campbell 2 57631 Scorpz (5) 56.5 S Marsh 1 3 1 Shenanigans (9) 56.5 James/Wellwood 4 521. Sig Positano (12) 56.5 G Nicholson 5 Ranger 6 63500 Lord Bouzeron (11) 56.5 C Bambry 7 Our Creed 2 8 2264 Wild West (3) 56.5 D Guy 3 9 52 Tibetan (6) 56.5 A Campbell 10 X4644 She’s A Lady (1) 54.5 Baker/Forsman 11 2X15. Chiaretta (7) 54.5 S Marsh 4 12 41 Siracusa (2) 54.5 Ramsay/Ritchie 13 81745 Gumpert (10) 54.5 T Da Cruz 14 42 Tabata (4) 54.5 S Marsh

J Parkes J Waddell R Elliot L Hemi SCRATCHED Z Moki SCRATCHED C Lammas V Colgan R Myers D Johnson S Collett T Thornton


$22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m

1 637X5 Mikjene (11) 59.5 T Keegan 2 661X8 Rainbow Song (8) 59.5 W Moorehead 2 3 X9621 Spiderman (5) 59 C Ivil 1 3 4 314X That’s Incranibull (1) 59 E Davies 1 5 321X6 Credit Manager (10) 58.5 K Gray 6 9X752. Bellissimo (4) 58 B Marriott 7 39X82 Du’blues (3) 57.5 A Meadows 4 8 X3493 Cover Drive (6) 57.5 K Myers 9 0X981 Ruie’s Crumpet (7) 57 Lowry/Cullen 10 0X8X9 Maduro (2) 56.5 J Mahoney 11 60705 Veloce (9) 54 T Yeates

C O'Beirne (a2) V Colgan C Burdan (a3) J Parkes T Taiaroa (a4) H Andrew R Myers R Elliot D Turner S Collett J Fawcett (a1)

d M9 Whanganui Dogs

Today at Hatrick Raceway

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November 29



1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 2-3-4-5, 9-10-11-12 7-8-9-10-11-12 RIVERCITY GAS C3

PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time

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25272 Bigtime Forest 30.20 33324 Crackling Gal nwtd 12628 Big Time Amie 30.53 24512 Oster Bale nwtd 33351 Bigtime Alfie 30.09 18647 Big Time Benny 30.70 43121 Sefton Stan nwtd 67143 Bigtime Tank 30.36 66666 Gray Bale 30.23 76757 Vibe 30.95

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$2,860, C5q, 305m

L Cole L Cole L Cole Udy & Cottam M Flipp S Lozell F Kite G & S Fredrickson B Marsh L Cole

$2,860, C5q, 305m

W & T Steele Udy & Cottam L Cole L Cole G & S Fredrickson S Codlin S & B Evans L Cole L Cole J & D Bell





24216 Electric Dancer nwtd 47176 Idol Nifty 17.46 17211 Miss Claude 17.70 32518 Waterloo Girl 17.90 21857 Bigtime Banjo 17.59 13513 Big Time Frosty 17.57 52253 Bigtime Kiss nwtd 14747 Bigtime Ziggy 17.66 516X1 Trophy Trophy nwtd 48X36 Limpy Jackson nwtd


L Cole S & B Evans G & S Fredrickson R Adcock L Cole J McArthur B Hodgson L Cole L Cole J & D Bell


44131 Captain Kev nwtd 81111 Buddy Boom 17.43 63568 Bigtime Lizzy 17.65 34222 Cheese And Chalk 17.78 22648 Bigtime Bronx 17.65 77412 Opawa Viking nwtd 52613 Dizzy Banjo nwtd 58712 Bigtime Pearl 17.64 57681 Big Time Chance 17.78 85664 Millie Prince 17.72

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$2,860, C5q, 305m


38633 Bigtime Shine 17.26 16344 Big Time Billie 17.65 25131 Sir Duggie 17.18 15274 Blitz ’Em Rene 17.63 22486 Eye Far 17.62 22263 Fantastic Amy 17.56 28221 Sedgebrook Lover 17.69 53312 Dynamite Danger 17.69 37857 Hip Hop Rapper 17.49 86533 Bigtime Caleb 17.42


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L Cole Udy & Cottam L Cole C Roberts L Cole L Cole S Lozell L Cole M Roberts A Turnwald


22282 Trojan Hoarse 17.67 36414 Goldstar Trooper nwtd 42272 Bigtime Emjay 17.52 31113 Flora Dora nwtd 41113 Awesome Quality 17.58 71382 Fifi 17.38 14637 Funzalo 17.61 68151 Big Time Lebron 17.76 57681 Big Time Chance 17.78 64514 Zipping Gabby nwtd


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$3,325, C3, 520m Trainer

63435 Jinja Mongo nwtd Bigtime Charlote 61735 Super Over Drama nwtd 15737 Kiwi Boy nwtd 12516 Opawa Vinny nwtd Big Time Flash 12611 Justa Gift 17.62 35761 Bigtime Eve 17.41 516X1 Trophy Trophy nwtd 53813 Bigtime Luna 17.78

$2,860, C5q, 305m

W & T Steele M Flipp Udy & Cottam W Kite L Cole L Cole L Cole L Cole A Turnwald J & D Bell

$2,860, C5q, 305m

W & T Steele SCRATCHED S & B Evans Udy & Cottam J & D Fahey SCRATCHED J & D Bell L Cole A Turnwald S J Phillips

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$4,735, C5q, 520m

G & S Fredrickson3 P Ferguson L Cole2 S Clark C Roberts J & D Fahey L Cole G Cleeve M Roberts C Roberts

$4,735, C5q, 520m 4 R Adcock3 J & D Fahey2 C Roberts K Walsh1 L Cole A Turnwald S Lozell G & S Fredrickson L Cole C Roberts

$4,735, C5q, 520m 1 A Turnwald L Cole J & D Fahey P Ferguson L Cole 4 G Cleeve K Walsh C Roberts3 M Flipp L Cole





$4,620, C1/2d, 645m 2 G Cleeve1 D P Symes4 A Turnwald G Cleeve3 A Turnwald A Turnwald S & C Blackburn A Turnwald

47444 Know Anxiety nwtd 37117 Allen Mack 38.04 54426 Opawa June 38.77 61753 Classy Witch nwtd 16128 Kamada Park nwtd 61363 Emgrand Rose nwtd 32648 Stormin’ Home nwtd 53181 Hot Platter 38.30


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SCRATCHED M Flipp2 A Turnwald1 G Cleeve K Walsh J & D Fahey L Cole L Cole 4 M Roberts L Cole

11611 Emgrand Park 30.29 57412 Bigtime Brody 30.16 11721 Opawa Toddy 30.32 13716 Robson nwtd 23574 Big Time Ocean 30.29 11761 Pearls Are Us nwtd 21413 Thrilling Amigo nwtd 36515 Dyna Varsity nwtd 8X728 Our Tyson 30.36 726X5 Irish Rogue nwtd




$4,735, C5q, 520m

11213 Start The Show nwtd 57126 Opawa Deal nwtd 23122 Dyna Dave 29.99 27214 Thrilling Talk 30.15 35264 Bigtime Rod 29.91 43433 Diddilee 30.07 65322 He’s All Shine nwtd 31256 Gazza’s Girl 30.44 6485F Bigtime Annie 30.58 24512 Oster Bale nwtd


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24116 Hey Fernando 30.17 55117 Keysile nwtd 74731 Big Time Seth 30.31 33211 Pinny Mack 30.34 22154 Dyna Xarvel nwtd 11616 Go Vegas nwtd 31411 Bigtime Levi 30.06 13473 Know State nwtd 45475 She’s For Us 30.29 24512 Oster Bale nwtd




Avenger Bale 37415 Go Glow nwtd 13653 Tap Out Bill 30.65 25127 Know Refusal nwtd 71322 Thrilling Vice nwtd 11621 Spring Falcon 29.95 62785 Bigtime Shadow 30.17 41211 Bigtime Bruno 30.07 45475 She’s For Us 30.29 726X5 Irish Rogue nwtd


Weather: Mainly Fine


$30,000, Rating 82 Benchmark, 2300m PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey


$2,860, C2, 520m

A Joyce L Waretini S & B Evans A Williams G Cleeve J McInerney R Casey J McInerney A Botherway C Roberts

c M6

$1,685, C2, 295m

S & B Evans J McInerney C Steele J McInerney A Williams A Joyce L Waretini R Blackburn A Botherway A Lee

$1,685, C2, 295m





64515 Rum Gin Mixer 17.37 53131 Prince Zulu 17.45 78334 Dyna Naya nwtd X2111 Ride The Clutch 17.63 24763 Know Hassle 17.29 28372 Citizen Aguero 17.46 11563 Opa’s Joy 17.33 17885 Homebush Tesan 17.28 78167 Aroha 17.19 87645 Major Storm 17.39


2 $1,365, C0, 295m 1 Trainer 3


65368 Mulberry Tip nwtd 24 Pretty Busy nwtd Bobble nwtd 55626 Jinja Twinkle nwtd 8457 Jinja Toni nwtd Yappy Yap nwtd 7 Lethal Lettie nwtd Opawa Cutie nwtd 87488 Princess Romaine nwtd 778 Impressive Gift nwtd


2 4




Compiled by

$2,035, C3, 305m

31726 Big Time Nash 17.87 11264 Idol Patches 17.71 71416 Jericho Warrior 17.83 76441 Dark Syrah 17.77 53813 Bigtime Luna 17.78 21163 Idol Fancy Pants 17.77 64514 Zipping Gabby nwtd 11315 Johny Mowhawk 18.03 33822 Big Time Dusty 17.92 41554 Idol Duke 17.80

b M8 Addington Harness Today at Addington

L Cole2 M Flipp1 R Waite R Waite3 S J Phillips4 M Flipp J & D Bell D Denbee L Cole M Flipp

November 29

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1193m DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES PLACE 6 5:51PM OPT 32


1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2-3-4, 6-7-8 1-2-3-4, 5-6-7-8 3-4-5-6-7-8 GRAPHITE DEVELOPMENTS LTD AM DRVRS PACE

$8,000, 4YO+ R40-R53, Up-R69., 2600m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver

3 4 2


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

66283 Opawa Mach (1) K Cameron 00898 Pat Campbell (2) B Negus 00309 Xmas Bay (3) B Negus 01983 Beau Vista (4) J & A Lethaby 88401 Held To Ransom (5) J Alford 64700 Fun In The Dark (6) M Purvis 40565 Bush Man (7) T Yesberg 04007 Leading The Way (8) W Stapleton P3772 The Governor (9) T Bagrie Barrier

10 38327 Royal Jester (21) A Edge

6:19PM OPT 28

1 2 3 2 4 4 5 1 6 7 8 9 10 3 11


A Edge1


$10,000, R42-R60., 1980m

42700 Unique Rose (1) M Edmonds 57349 Chivasion (2) M Edmonds 7500X Michelle (3) Jones/Hill 54059 Chasing Great (4) K Townley 50846 Milly An Eyre (5) M Smolenski 30X02 Majestic Chevron (6) N McGrath 10050 Majestic Sunset (7) I Schwamm 37X28 Tehoro Dazzle (8) R Holmes 41400 Unique Marshall (9) M Edmonds 35107 Sioux Princess (u1) Jones/Hill 150X2 No Fears (u2) J Morrison Barrier

6:45PM OPT 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



R Sissons4 C Negus M Stratford P Wallace N Munro3 B Wilmott2 M McIntyre W Frost S Murtha

R May M Edmonds S Ottley L McKay (J)3 M Smolenski4 G Smith J Curtin R Holmes2 C D Thornley M Jones G O'Reilly1


$10,000, NON-WINNERS 3YO+, 2600m 4

80X66 Westburn Bliss (1) I Court 447 Kenya (2) G Payne 8X4 Spanna (3) A Sewell 48094 Bonny’s Gem (4) M Purvis 2333 Prospect Park (5) J Gameson Beauty Barry (6) G Smith 39X88 Scared Stiff (7) T Chmiel 5550X Been To Jenny’s (8) K Cameron

R Holmes J W Cox S McNally A Cameron (J) C D Thornley1 G Smith T Chmiel K Cameron


9 10 11 2 12 1 13 14 15


7X Star Watch (9) T Yesberg Regatta 87456 Night Lights (10) A Mugford 32222 The Guild (11) J Hay X6623 Ringo’s A Star (12) M Purdon 94227 Bossmaro (u1) R Austin 64830 Glenledi Bandit (u2) M Smolenski

7:19PM 19


4 1 3 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


M Williamson SCRATCHED A Mugford (J) J Hay S Ottley J Curtin R May


1 Miss Graceful (1) N McGrath Heartburn (2) D Taylor 2 Petrea Bromac (3) N McGrath 1 Sugar Loaf (4) R Dunn 77X71 Fancy (5) Jones/Hill 32331 Renegade Rose (6) T Stratford 28 Princess Jessie (7) S McMullan 215X1 Stylish Memphis (8) Jones/Hill 97873 Woman In Gold (9) Dalgety/Purdon Barrier

G Smith B Laughton (J) T Chmiel M Anderson S Ottley M Williamson J W Cox R May S O'Reilly (J)

10 43144 Emmersyn Lee (21) J Curtin

7:51PM OPT 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 3 2 1

1 2 2 3 1 4 5 6 7 8 4 9 10 3 11 1 2 3 4 5 6


2 1 3 4



M Williamson R Holmes J Curtin G O'Reilly M Anderson R May R Close S McNally C DeFilippi


$12,500, R60+ DiscrHcp, 2600m

1X320 Never Mind (1) T Yesberg 30787 Justamollyarcher (2) J & A Lethaby X3193 Zsa Zoe (3) K Ford 202P2 Globe Trekker (4) J & A Lethaby 09080 Zeddie Marit (5) T Bagrie 35441 Lone Star Lad (6) R Todd Idle Moose 3X309 Majestic Hurricane (u1) K Barron X3101 Overzealous (1) M Nyhan 41680 Medusa (2) K Cameron 79921 Ruthless Kayla (1) K Fairbairn

M Williamson R Jenkins K Tomlinson (J) A Lethaby M Hurrell (J) R Close SCRATCHED K Barron P Davis K Cameron M Anderson


SCRATCHED B Butt S Ottley M Anderson G Smith R May


P Davis R Holmes J W Cox R May M Jones S Ottley M Anderson R Close G O'Reilly

M Williamson

b M5 Alexandra Park Harness Today at Alexandra Park

November 29

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1006m; Weather: Few Showers 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9 4-5-6-7-8-9 HUAWEI BESTSEAT360 MOBILE PACE

$15,000, 4YO+ R46-R60. JUN.D, 2700m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver


3 2

9 10 1 11 12

87X98 Bettathanapokeindeye (1) P Screen 52945 The Blue Beat (2) A Matthews 73939 The Paua Diver (3) J & J Dickie 62X49 Mac’s Tomado (4) N Chilcott 06423 The Lone Ranger (5) S Telfer X5031 Kolovos (6) J Young 4403X Dina Brown (7) T Herlihy 06088 Bubbles O’Leary (8) R Villiger Barrier

92765 Mister Slick (21) T Vince 93219 Destined For Heaven (22) T Vince 12012 Flying Finn (23) B Purdon 486P4 Troubador (24) B Mangos

6:36PM 538


3 4 2 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



$15,000, 3YO+ R50-R56., 2200m


9 X1424 Dr Susan (21) Dalgety/Purdon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


F Schumacher (J) D Ferguson (J) N Delany (J) Z Meredith (J)


Mimi E Coco 2417 Hampton Banner (1) R Green 22241 On A Roll (2) J Young X5311 Eighteen Carat (3) Cooney/Hopkins 7X006 To Sir With Love (4) Cooney/Hopkins 0460X Jody Direen (5) M House 3X661 Be My Rock (6) B Purdon 1X620 Tommy Lincoln (7) R Green

7:03PM 546



K Blakemore (J) S Tomlinson (J) C Smith (J) L Whittaker (J) A Harrison (J) A Drake (J) T Hanara (J) O Thornley (J)

SCRATCHED Z Butcher S Abernethy J Stormont T Macfarlane T Mitchell S Phelan D Butcher B Orange


$20,000, R50-R84 DiscrHcp, 2700m

X8312 Fanny Hill (1) P Williamson 54204 Saint Michel (2) T Vince 317X5 Circus Boy (3) J Young 21702 Sunny Petite (4) J Stormont Madeakillin 33551 Kapai (1) R Dunn 81071 Superfast Ninja (2) A Poutama

B Williamson N Chilcott M McKendry J Stormont SCRATCHED J Dunn A Poutama

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


L Chin D Butcher B Orange T Mitchell Z Butcher SCRATCHED J Abernethy T Herlihy S Phelan


$20,000, R66-R78., 2200m

4X177 About Turn (1) White/Berger 11866 Young Conqueror (2) A Donnelly 0X656 Double Rocket (3) A Donnelly 51217 Sole Ambition (4) B Purdon 18932 Ball Of Art (5) B Purdon 1X175 Jay Tee Tyron (6) R Dunn 514X2 Revolver (7) T Herlihy X1813 Mr Kiwi (8) J & J Dickie

D Butcher A Poutama S Phelan M McKendry Z Butcher J Dunn T Herlihy J I Dickie


9 6160X Tiger Swift (21) R Paynter

8:04PM 556


2 1 3


9 02817 Paramount King (21) J & J Dickie 4 10 02463 Monty Python (22) P Williamson 11 McLovin

8:33PM 554


2 4 1 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13



1 2



9 X2347 Majestic Man (21) P Williamson 10 58X50 Ronald J (22) P Nairn 11 25160 Winterfell (23) Purdon/Rasmussen

9:40PM OPT 537



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


B Williamson S Phelan M Purdon


52X34 Atomic Red (1) S Turnbull X6233 Sicario (2) B Lilley 56688 A G’s White Socks (3) B Purdon X1132 Triple Eight (4) S Telfer 519X3 On The Cards (5) B Purdon 3X868 Star Galleria (6) S Reid 69X11 Bling It On (7) B McCarthy 90394 Dance Time (8) S Telfer

$30,000, FFA., 2200m

A Turnbull T Herlihy M McKendry D Butcher Z Butcher T Mitchell L McCarthy B Butcher


4 9 X5255 Thefixer (21) Purdon/Rasmussen 2 10 39213 Cruz Bromac (22) Purdon/Rasmussen

N Rasmussen M Purdon 11 37132 Classie Brigade (23) R Dunn J Dunn 12 X4543 Another Masterpiece (24) Purdon/Rasmussen T Williams

10:10PM OPT 536

1 2 4 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



$20,000, 3YO+ R57-R63., 2200m

10245 Henry Hu (1) B Purdon 50510 Peter Forsberg (2) J Abernethy 25521 Magilligan Point (3) J Stormont 09910 Comic Book Hero (4) R Darby 11924 Double Or Nothing (5) R Green 85652 Court On The Edge (6) S Telfer 43543 Spirit Of Anzac (7) White/Berger 21X41 Gliding Away (8) K Barron Barrier

S Phelan J Abernethy J Stormont T Macfarlane Z Butcher B Butcher M White B Orange

b M20 Fasttrack $30k Harness Pick6 Today at Alexandra Park

November 29

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1006m; Weather: Few Showers OTHER 7:31PM



$20,000, R66-R78., 2200m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4X177 About Turn (1) White/Berger 11866 Young Conqueror (2) A Donnelly 0X656 Double Rocket (3) A Donnelly 51217 Sole Ambition (4) B Purdon 18932 Ball Of Art (5) B Purdon 1X175 Jay Tee Tyron (6) R Dunn 514X2 Revolver (7) T Herlihy X1813 Mr Kiwi (8) J & J Dickie Barrier

9 6160X Tiger Swift (21) R Paynter



9:40PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

$30,000, FFA., 2200m


D Butcher A Poutama S Phelan M McKendry Z Butcher J Dunn T Herlihy J I Dickie T Mitchell


1 33235 Big Jack Hammer (1) D Aiken 2 11384 C K Spur (2) A Donnelly

$30,000, FFA., 2200m

L McCarthy D Butcher


X2210 Mach Shard (21) B Purdon X1517 Conviction (22) S Turnbull 89P71 Our Uncle Sam (23) C Frisby X2666 Henry Hubert (24) R Dunn 35684 Check In (25) S Telfer


WHAT THE HILL INTER DOMINION CHAMPS HT2 TROT S Tomlinson (J) D Butcher B Orange SCRATCHED T Herlihy J I Dickie A Butt J Dunn B Williamson S Phelan M Purdon

$30,000, FFA., 2200m


A Turnbull T Herlihy M McKendry D Butcher Z Butcher T Mitchell L McCarthy B Butcher

X5255 Thefixer (21) Purdon/Rasmussen N Rasmussen 39213 Cruz Bromac (22) Purdon/Rasmussen M Purdon 37132 Classie Brigade (23) R Dunn J Dunn X4543 Another Masterpiece (24) Purdon/Rasmussen T Williams


2 85666 Boilover (2) J McDermott 3 00 Mocha (3) C Thornley 4 80298 Rafa Novak (4) C McDowell 0 5 40800 Huckabee (5) C Harrison 6 Archaic Lustre (6) I Court 0 7 X000X Handsome Harry (7) N Perkins 8 38296 Jive (8) S McRae 9 77667 Indulgence (9) H Hunter 10 Attache (10) R Wilson 2 11 Mossman (11) P Court 12 30X9 Champagneandwine (12) M Shinn 13 79903 Miss Behavin (13) K Butt 1 14 5X7 Maharajah (14) Jones/Hill 3 15 2 Baileys Diamond (15) D Taylor 4 16 024 Budvar Eyre (16) M Brown 17 Spinatale 18 The Rhythm Of Life (17) C Thornley 19 79080 Onedin Smiler (18) G Shand


$20,000, 3YO+ R57-R63., 2200m

10245 Henry Hu (1) B Purdon 50510 Peter Forsberg (2) J Abernethy 25521 Magilligan Point (3) J Stormont 09910 Comic Book Hero (4) R Darby 11924 Double Or Nothing (5) R Green 85652 Court On The Edge (6) S Telfer 43543 Spirit Of Anzac (7) White/Berger 21X41 Gliding Away (8) K Barron Barrier

S Phelan J Abernethy J Stormont T Macfarlane Z Butcher B Butcher M White B Orange

b M7 Oamaru Harness (Grass) Tomorrow at Oamaru

November 30


0 3 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


54754 Thats Bettor (21) D McKenzie 32758 Refine (22) J McDermott 12 X0290 Ruby Tues Bay (23) C McDowell 13 49X00 Swap Over (24) J Miller

1 2 3 04 5 1 6 4 7 08 9 10 0 11 0 12 2 13 14 3 15 16 17


2 1 4 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 3 13


1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 4 12 2 13 14 0 15 16 17

52569 Girlz N Boyz (1) C McDowell Da Moons Mission (2) G Anderson 00X Simone De Beauvoir (3) Jones/Hill 0 Line A Love (4) J Patterson X600P Ken’s Dream (5) L Dobbs 6 Random Spur (6) C Morrison 0 Yea You (7) G O'Reilly 58X06 Shes So Right (8) F Baigent 4730X Dora Explorer (9) D McCormick 606X9 Halfway There (10) C McDowell 94624 Pastrana (11) W Stapleton 8X435 Appearance (u1) L & J Smith 7522 Susies Way (u2) R McIlwrick 0000 Crown Range (u3) A Clark 609 Muscle Power (u4) A Clark 8 Iron Eagle (u5) A Hoffman Hashtag Faye


4 2 1 3



1 P2655 Take After Me (1) G Scott 2 91103 Riteur (2) P Williamson 3 44722 Missie Castleton (3) T May 4 31127 Rydgemont Son (u1) B Williamson 5 D7071 Ideal Invasion (u2) J Clementson 6 0X466 We’ll Meet Again (1) L & J Smith 7 6725X Smokey Mac (u1) J Morrison


3 1 2


1 2 3 4 5 6 7


B Orange M Williamson R May B Williamson S O'Reilly (J) J Smith J Morrison (J)


$10,000, R56+ DiscrHcp, 3000m

84664 The Kaik (1) J Bartlett 33592 Norman Richards (2) J Hay X6071 The Valiant (3) I Lee X3206 Vinnie Rulz (u1) G & N Hope 32279 Doitson (1) D & C Butt 57407 Aveross Rustler (u1) W Low 97559 Sagwitch (1) S Breen

1:57PM 1


L O'Reilly M Williamson S Ottley J Patterson L Dobbs J Morrison (J) S O'Reilly (J) K Tomlinson (J) D D McCormick C D Thornley K Butt J Smith R McIlwrick A Clark R May Z Butcher SCRATCHED

K Butt J Hay R May M Williamson B Butt S Ottley M Hurrell (J)


$8,000, NON-WINNERS 3YO+, 2000m

My Big Romance (1) A Hoffman

Z Butcher

$9,000, 4YO+ R40-R55 INV.D, 2000m

3 2

10 11 12 13 4 14 15

M Williamson K Tomlinson (J) C R Thornley Z Butcher SCRATCHED

96810 Bettor Rock Again (21) W Stapleton 1430X Hot Starff (22) B White X0890 Markham Eyre (23) M Brown 90332 Glacier Coaster (24) B Negus

B Williamson G O'Reilly Z Butcher K Tomlinson (J)

B Butcher


$9,000, 4YO+ R51-R63. INV.D, 2000m

X4578 Donegal Gilbert (1) Jones/Hill 24X31 Bono Brown (2) G Anderson 15221 Deus Ex (3) G & J Knight 51775 Sheeza Sport (4) A Hoffman 41739 Rollova (5) D & C Butt 6X073 Three Ideas (6) G & N Hope 45681 Mr Midnight (7) V Sell 83590 Linton Shard (8) D Paterson X8180 The Go To Man (9) J Wederell Barrier



B Orange G Thornley (J) B Williamson SCRATCHED M Williamson G O'Reilly S Ottley J Morrison (J) C D Thornley R McIlwrick N Burton SCRATCHED R May J Hay S Abernethy


$11,500, 3YO+ R40-R55, 2000m

80X90 Magicol Ideal (1) D Taylor 12272 Franco Garrett (2) S McRae 50040 Rainy River (3) C McDowell 36097 Maidonthebeach (4) H Hunter 34445 Jacks N Jazz (5) G & J Knight 791 Dynamite (6) G Payne X3363 Johnny Eyre (7) M Brown 45538 Shadow Minister (8) L O'Reilly 70000 Victor Tango (9) R Bennett 00063 Tin Roof Blues (10) C McDowell Can I Be Me 46504 Shindal (11) S Lock 53070 Ardent Lustre (12) I Court 84000 Pocket Call (13) L Dobbs 838X0 Southern Rain (14) M Shinn

Disclaimer: TAB and MetService have endeavored to ensure the correctness of the information; neither TAB, MetService related companies, nor any of their respective employees or agents make representation as to its accuracy or reliability nor will they, subject to law, be liable for any loss arising in any way from, or in connection with, errors or omissions in any information provided (including responsibility to any person or reason of negligence). TAB may alter the odds after publication – please check odds when placing selections.

S Abernethy B Williamson M Williamson

$8,000, NON-WINNERS 3YO+., 2000m

070X0 Maximilian (21) S Lock 00908 President Pat (22) N Burton Jaffa 68335 Fraud (23) J Wederell 007 Pollyantics (24) J Hay 40008 Chalberg (25) B Weaver


Z Butcher L O'Reilly C R Thornley B Butcher S Tomlinson (J) C D Thornley K Tomlinson (J) J Abernethy G O'Reilly


0528 Mongolian Conqueror (1) P Court 00 Mocha (2) C Thornley 57 Yankee Shard (3) A Hoffman Handsome Harry 4639X Wolfenstein (4) G & J Knight 40800 Huckabee (5) C Harrison 320 Deny Everything (6) Jones/Hill 0X060 Silent Shadow (7) W Stapleton 060X9 Cute (8) J McDermott

5:37PM 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 4 7 1 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

S Abernethy B Butcher C D Thornley

$9,000, 4YO+ R46-R50. INV.D, 2000m


5:02PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

L O'Reilly G O'Reilly J Abernethy


10 3X187 Lite Percussion (21) Barclay/Ellis 11 36961 King Of Heroes (22) R Todd 3 12 6310X Burlington (23) B White


B Williamson SCRATCHED S Tomlinson (J)

S Abernethy L O'Reilly M Williamson S Tomlinson (J) C R Thornley J Abernethy C D Thornley

4 1 2

J Abernethy B Butcher B Williamson G O'Reilly

22917 Gotta Party Doll (1) B Weaver 44178 Vigoroso (2) D O'Connell 8X061 Szybka Lane (3) G Telfer 57X44 Jimmy Richter (4) A Hoffman 70781 Franco Sherborne (5) A Hutton 49360 Iwanadancewitsumbody (6) H Hunter 0X009 Phoenix Arizona (7) A Stuart 04007 Leading The Way (8) W Stapleton 10X07 Goodthingstaketime (9) W Low


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

S Tomlinson (J) L O'Reilly Z Butcher M Williamson S Abernethy K Tomlinson (J) C D Thornley C R Thornley


0X190 Regal Aspirant (1) G & N Hope One Night Out 721 Sunnivue Phileah (2) S Ashton 4747X Count Eyre (3) R Allen 791 Lady Hillary (4) D & C Butt X2032 Baxter (5) G & N Hope 015P4 Lisa Marie P (6) P Williamson 48078 Look Both Ways (7) L Mosely 5X18 Regal Appointment (8) G Smith 34X32 Moniburns (9) Barclay/Ellis 3X080 Emma Frost (10) P Williamson 64040 Rogie Falls (11) B White 95203 Only One Way (12) P Williamson 50744 Clyde (13) D Williamson 070P6 Deborahs Gem (14) C McLeod 45954 Sugar Cane (u1) D McCormick Palisade


12:12PM $8,000, NON-WINNERS 2YO+, 2000m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver

$9,000, 4YO+ R40-R45. INV.D, 2000m

4 10 2 11


G O'Reilly S Abernethy B Butcher T McMillan C D Thornley M Williamson R May B Orange J Morrison (J) K Butt S Ottley B Laughton (J) G Smith SCRATCHED C R Thornley G Shand


29848 Dreaminsover (1) S Lock 78500 Flyingmasterwilliams (2) L O'Reilly 22560 El Capitan (3) N Munro X8449 Betstars Blue Jean (4) W Stapleton 6X729 Futura Easton (5) J Bartlett 69760 Honour Scroll (6) S Lock 90300 Baker Creek (7) C McDowell 04X08 Canardly Remember (8) J Miller 03043 Senorita Margarita (9) B Negus

Track Information Type: Grass; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1800m 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 2-3-4-5, 7-8-9-10 5-6-7-8-9-10 VETERINARY CENTRE/JOHNSON GLUYAS TRACTORS TROT

J Abernethy


$30,000, FFA., 2200m


52X34 Atomic Red (1) S Turnbull X6233 Sicario (2) B Lilley 56688 A G’s White Socks (3) B Purdon X1132 Triple Eight (4) S Telfer 519X3 On The Cards (5) B Purdon 3X868 Star Galleria (6) S Reid 69X11 Bling It On (7) B McCarthy 90394 Dance Time (8) S Telfer

10:10PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


J Stormont M Purdon T Williams C Demmler R Bartley N Rasmussen B Mangos G Dixon Z Butcher A Turnbull A Frisby J Dunn A Poutama


Z Butcher A Turnbull A Frisby J Dunn A Poutama S Tomlinson (J) D Butcher B Orange SCRATCHED T Herlihy J I Dickie A Butt J Dunn

$30,000, FFA., 2200m

9 X2347 Majestic Man (21) P Williamson 10 58X50 Ronald J (22) P Nairn 11 25160 Winterfell (23) Purdon/Rasmussen


1 7X214 Marcoola (1) B Purdon 2 42288 Destiny Jones (2) D Hunter 3 32700 Woodstone (3) R Dunn 4 Credit Master 5 00X31 Temporale (4) T Herlihy 6 6D250 Sertorius (5) J & J Dickie 7 16112 Tough Monarch (6) R Alchin 8 20X12 Bonnie Highlander (7) R Dunn


1 7X214 Marcoola (1) B Purdon 2 42288 Destiny Jones (2) D Hunter 3 32700 Woodstone (3) R Dunn 4 Credit Master 5 00X31 Temporale (4) T Herlihy 6 6D250 Sertorius (5) J & J Dickie 7 16112 Tough Monarch (6) R Alchin 8 20X12 Bonnie Highlander (7) R Dunn

$30,000, FFA., 2200m

X2210 Mach Shard (21) B Purdon X1517 Conviction (22) S Turnbull 89P71 Our Uncle Sam (23) C Frisby X2666 Henry Hubert (24) R Dunn 35684 Check In (25) S Telfer


17442 Solid Gold (1) Cooney/Hopkins 25X42 Ashley Locaz (2) Purdon/Rasmussen 71441 Chase Auckland (3) Purdon/Rasmussen 73572 My Kiwi Mate (4) C Demmler X1420 San Carlo (5) O'Donoghue/Bartley 35101 Ultimate Sniper (6) Purdon/Rasmussen 23324 The Devils Own (7) B Mangos 22171 Colt Thirty One (8) G Dixon



J Stormont M Purdon T Williams C Demmler R Bartley N Rasmussen B Mangos G Dixon

J I Dickie B Williamson SCRATCHED

9 10 11 12 13

J I Dickie B Williamson SCRATCHED

17442 Solid Gold (1) Cooney/Hopkins 25X42 Ashley Locaz (2) Purdon/Rasmussen 71441 Chase Auckland (3) Purdon/Rasmussen 73572 My Kiwi Mate (4) C Demmler X1420 San Carlo (5) O'Donoghue/Bartley 35101 Ultimate Sniper (6) Purdon/Rasmussen 23324 The Devils Own (7) B Mangos 22171 Colt Thirty One (8) G Dixon

9:03PM 547



9 02817 Paramount King (21) J & J Dickie 10 02463 Monty Python (22) P Williamson 11 McLovin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

$30,000, FFA., 2200m

L McCarthy D Butcher J Dunn B Orange T Mitchell T Herlihy T Williams K Butt

J Dunn B Orange T Mitchell T Herlihy T Williams K Butt



1 33235 Big Jack Hammer (1) D Aiken 2 11384 C K Spur (2) A Donnelly 3 2254D Valloria (3) R Dunn 4 31311 Habibi Inta (4) P Nairn 5 0X522 Massive Metro (5) Wallis/Hackett 6 12X21 Kenny’s Dream (6) T Herlihy 7 33663 Pres The Belle (7) R Dunn 8 53336 Didjabringthebeers (8) J Howe

3 2254D Valloria (3) R Dunn 4 31311 Habibi Inta (4) P Nairn 5 0X522 Massive Metro (5) Wallis/Hackett 6 12X21 Kenny’s Dream (6) T Herlihy 7 33663 Pres The Belle (7) R Dunn 8 53336 Didjabringthebeers (8) J Howe Barrier

T Mitchell


$10,000, 3YO+ R50-R58., 1980m

10 48760 Franco Texas (21) D Taylor

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2 3 1 4


06869 Givemewhatineed (1) M Nyhan 10003 Silk (2) I Court 8830X Diego (3) J Cox 8X728 Nirvana Beach (4) Jones/Hill 24358 Willison (5) Jones/Hill 29746 Ghostwriter (6) G Payne 0X920 Nakuru (7) R Dunn 63104 Lets Hustle (8) R Todd 02106 Doctor Tim (9) G Dunn


7:31PM 548


$24,000, 3YO C&G., 1980m



8 12721 Safrakova (3) L Chin 9 054X1 Anditover (4) R Paynter 10 18PX8 Ace Commander (1) R Green 11 01895 Invictus (2) Wallis/Hackett 12 45571 Puma Road (3) S Reid 13 Lovely Bundy 3 14 49413 The Hulk (u1) A Matthews 2 15 1111X Tickle Me Pink (1) T Herlihy 16 D1P62 Sunny Glenis (2) B Purdon


Silent Major 11X05 Belmont Major (1) T Bagrie 13260 Aqua Sancta (2) Purdon/Rasmussen 29012 Cloud Nine (3) N McGrath 75701 El Dorado (4) N McGrath 22688 Skippys Delight (5) Jones/Hill

9:24PM OPT 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

$12,500, R59-R80., 1980m


8:51PM OPT 7

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Dragon Leap eyes NZ Derby NZME Lance O’Sullivan has gone close to winning the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in his time training, five-times producing three-year-olds to finish in the top five. The Matamata trainer reels off a list of high-class performers to have run well recently for the stable in the Ellerslie showpiece, with 2010 runner-up Corporal Jones heading the list. But despite the quality of those that have gone before, O’Sullivan says none have had superior potential to his leading candidate for this year’s Derby, Dragon Leap. The Pierro gelding created a big impression with a dazzling debut win at Te Rapa and he goes into Saturday’s Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial (1500m) as the TAB’s $3.60 favourite at just his second start. “What he did at Te Rapa didn’t surprise us,” said O’Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott. “He’s just a real professional. “He’s a very laid-back horse. “He does what he does in his work. “He eats and he sleeps and nothing fazes him. “He’s bred to run a trip but before we start talking about a Derby, you have to realise he’s only just won a maiden race and we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves. “But he is a big horse that looks like he’ll stay and he’s got a very good brain on him. “He works well on his own or with a mate. “He just does whatever you ask of him and adapts very quickly.” Dragon Leap will start from barrier four on Saturday with rider Craig Grylls set to be told to ride him where he lands with a view to giving him a good experience around Ellerslie for the first time. “It’s a big step up but the reason we’re going there is we’ve got to get him used to Ellerslie,” O’Sullivan said. “If he’s going to run a Derby

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Dragon Leap gives Lance O’Sullivan another shot at a title he’s missing out on. there, we’d like him to know the track. “It’s never easy for an inexperienced horse going to Ellerslie because it can trip horses up.” O’Sullivan has no set plans for Dragon Leap after the Trevor Eagle Memorial, happy to assess his run before deciding on his next step towards the Derby based on how he performs. TAB bookmakers have Dragon

Leap as a joint $10 second favourite for the $1 million New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie on February 29 behind this month’s Gr.1 2000 Guineas (1600m) runner-up Harlech at $6. Dragon Leap has already continued a winning sequence for Wexford Stables under O’Sullivan’s guidance and owners Hermitage Thoroughbreds following the likes of Group One winners

Summer Passage and Willie Cazals, Spring Heat and Cha Siu Bao. Cha Siu Bao and last-start maiden winner Highlighter will race on the undercard at Ellerslie on Saturday, while Spring Heat, a sizzling 1:08.95 1200m sprint winner at Ellerslie earlier this month, is preparing for the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at the track on New Year’s Day.

Jockey chasing stakes win Kozzi Asano is aiming to add another first to his breakout season this weekend. The Canterbury-based Japanese apprentice had only ridden eight winners in his career to the start of this season but since August 1, he has saluted the judge 30 times to sit in joint second place on the jockeys’ premiership alongside three-time champion Lisa Allpress, just three wins behind another former champion Sam Collett on 33. But still missing from Asano’s resume is a stakes win and he is aiming to remedy that when he reunites with this year’s Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Sentimental Miss in tomorrow’s Listed Steelform Roofing Group Wanganui Cup (2040m). “That would be great. Any stakes win would be great but my aim for this season is to ride lots of winners,” Asano said. Asano, 24, has set his sights on 70 wins for the season and with a full book of nine rides at Cromwell on Sunday and five rides at Wanganui on Saturday, it’s clear he’s got good trainer support. “I never expected the start to the year I’ve had. I’ve been helped by a lot of good trainers and owners and there have been many good horses too,” he said. Having ridden the Lisa Latta-trained Sentimental Miss to a fourth placing at Awapuni earlier this month, he is confident the Reliable Man four-year-old mare can make her presence felt in the Wanganui Cup. “She finished it off strongly at Awapuni. She had a nice draw and the instructions were to use the barrier a bit,” Asano said. “She settled well and travelled really nicely. More ground at Wanganui will be helpful too.” Sentimental Miss will also be looking to continue a memorable winning run for syndicators Go Racing, whose tally of wins for November hit 10 on Wednesday with Prince Albert and Might winning at Rotorua.

Matt’s harness hot tips for the weekend Guardian editor Matt Markham looks across the harness racing weekend and offers up his best bet, each way bet and long shot at each of the four harness meetings.

Alexandra Park - Friday Night Best Bet: Race 7, #1 Marcoola Inter Dominion trotters favourite, perfectly drawn to make the first play towards success. Should jump and run and leave them gasping. Each Way: Race 4, #4 Sole Ambition. Still looking for room from last week’s run in a much stronger field than this. Can definitely play a major role. Long Shot: Race 1, #2 The Blue Beat

Hasn’t been far away recently and comes up with a good draw to work from in an even field. Can be a player.

Addington - Friday Night

Best Bet: Race 5, #8 Jazzy Star Stunning win on Show Day. Found the front and was too good. Should do the same and deliver again here. Each Way: Race 8, #6 Ghostwriter Fast horse when saved up for one run at them. Meets an even-looking field tonight and could reel them in late. Long Shot: Race 3, #2 Kenya Dragged a flat tyre for a lap at Orari last week but still hit the line strong. Good field, but nice price on offer for a

live chance.

Not the worst in a very good field.

Oamaru - Saturday

Banks Peninsula - Sunday

Best Bet: Race 6, #13 Only One Way Smart trotter who’s been without luck for most of the season. Better suited here perhaps. Should really be winning with manners. Each Way: Race 5, #3 El Capitan Not much to write home about last time but prior form was excellent and this is a very poor field. Can be a major player. Long Shot: Race 8, #1 Donegal Gilbert Going better than a casual look at the form might show. Good draw and positive driver on today helps things a bit.

Best Bet: Race 6, #14 Better Fly Three great runs to open the career and very good on Cup Day. Has high speed and should be able to reel them in here late. Each Way: Race 3, #5 Momentous Loves the grass and loves The Mot. Should relish this opportunity and be rushing at them late. Long Shot: Race 7, #5 Glory Days Desperately unlucky last week at Orari when held up at the wrong time. Big trial win before that and can win this with a cold shot at them.

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All for a good cause

The competition will be serious but there’s a good cause behind the action at the Waireka Croquet Club this weekend. The club is holding its annual Canstaff Blind tournament throughout Saturday, with a big number of players coming from across the Ashburton District and also South Canterbury to compete in the event. Encapsulating both golf croquet and association croquet, earlier this week the tournament had 72 registered players set to compete across the day which begins at 9.30am. Entry for the tournament is $10 but $3 of each entry will be donated to the Ashburton Blind Foundation. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN


Back to defend Olympic title New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took a break from the 49er World Championships but they are making a comeback on home waters. Auckland will host the 2019 World Championships from December 2 and for Burling and Tuke this event is a step towards their third Olympic Games. The 2016 Olympic gold medallists won four consecutive 49er world championships titles in the lead up to the Rio Olympic Games, before they focused on a different type of sailing with stints in the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. But the formidable pairing are ready for their return to the top 49er competition. “Our last worlds was back in 2016, so it has been a little while but we did a lot of hard work in the 49er at the beginning of this year through the European season to get a couple of good wins at the European Championships, which was the big one out of the European season this year, and also at the Olympic test event in Japan, it’s given us a bit of confidence going into this event that we are on the right track,” Burling said.

Champion New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are eyeing up the Japan Olympics. Burling and Tuke finished third in the 49er Oceania Championships in Auckland on Wednesday, behind Austria’s Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl, with Diego Botin and Iago Lopez from Spain third in a warm-up event for the World Championships.

It is rare for the New Zealand sailors to get a world regatta on home waters but Tuke said the label of favourites did not faze them. The depth of the New Zealand 49er field has increased since Burling and Tuke first became

involved in the class and Burling said the emergence of more New Zealand 49er sailors is good for the sport. “When we first started sailing the 49er we pretty much had no one, so if we wanted high level training we had to go overseas

and now we’re all pushing each other along and it is definitely raising the bar and I think the depth we’ve got in the 49er fleet at the moment is pretty incredible,” Burling said. New Zealand sailors will make up 12 boats in the 49er class at the World Championships, in an event which has attracted hundreds of sailors from around the world to compete in the 49er, 49erfx and Nacra classes. Burling and Tuke have been sailing with Team New Zealand this year in the lead up to the 2021 America’s Cup to be held in Auckland. Despite a hectic schedule, sailing both the America’s Cup boat and the 49er was beneficial heading into the world regatta, Tuke said. “It has been busy the last couple of months but we’ve enjoyed spending so much time on the harbour. “We’re pretty lucky to spend six, seven days on the water each week between both boats but now we are fully head down into this, we’re in camp and looking forward to putting in a good one next week.”


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Ready for sevens challenge By Matt Markham

There’s not a lot of expectations, but a whole heap of hope for the two Mid Canterbury sides heading to this weekend’s South Island Regional Sevens Tournament in Timaru. The Mid Canterbury Rugby Union will be represented by both a men’s and women’s side in the tournament and the pre-tournament form book doesn’t give either side much hope with both ranked as the bottom team in their respective competitions. But that’s a tag that won’t worry either too much, expectation versus reality is a wonderful thing sometimes and there’s a strong belief in both camps they can at least be competitive with some of the biggest unions in the South Island. “There’s no hiding from the fact that it’s tough for the smaller unions at these tournaments,” Mid Canterbury Rugby boss, Ian Patterson said. “But, going there as unknowns can also work in your favour sometimes because you can surprise the odd team and that will be the hope.” Matt Winter is at the helm of the men’s side with Patterson assisting him while Nick McKain is coaching the women’s side with assistance from Stefan Brook. Patterson said the squads were selected on the already proven qualities of a number of players while the recent club sevens unearthed some new talent which has really grown over the course of the preparation process for this tournament. “We have two really good squads put together with some very good players, so it’s going to be exciting to see how they stand up in a tournament like this. “The cancellation of a number of tournaments in the lead up to this has everyone behind the eight-ball a bit, so the first couple of rounds could be interesting.” Both sides begin their compe-

Tololima Savaiinaea should have a big role to play for Mid Canterbury in the South Island Regional Sevens Tournament tomorrow in Timaru. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN titions tomorrow morning with matches against big brother Canterbury before the men play Southland in the second round while the women have the bye. In the third round of play the women will tackle Tasman and the men Otago before the women’s side plays Otago and the men take on Tasman. In the final round of pool play the women’s side tackles Southland and the men, South

Canterbury in a match which they will be really targeting to end the early stages on a high. The men’s side features a number of familiar names to Mid Canterbury rugby followers including National Heartland representative, Seta Koroitamana who will captain the side. William Saukuru is the side’s loan player and boasts a long list of achievements both in the 15-

man game and the shortened version where has represented other unions at a high level. In the women’s squad, Nicole Purdom leads the side as captain and is joined by a strong mix of players who are becoming regular names on the rugby scene here locally. The Mid Canterbury Men’s Sevens Side: Manasa Bari, Tololima Savaiinaea, Inoke Tonga, Sairusi

Turuva, Elyh McKibbin, Ricus VanZeyl, Setariki Koroitamana, Ataata Langilangi, Kipione Manumua, Raitube Vasurakuta, Taione Ratu, William Saukuru. The Mid Canterbury Women’s Sevens Side: Nicole Purdom, Tayla Barnaby, Atlanta Kyles, Piper Jones, Holly Macpherson, Sophie Moore, Katie Polmear, Georgia Lysaght, Amelia Aldridge, Kelly Rotch, Fletcher Ielu, Kaitlyn Hogg.

Radradra rejects NRL offers to sign with Pat Lam By Liam Napier Pat Lam has secured another major coup after signing one of Europe’s most sought-after attacking talents. Fiji’s Semi Radradra has knocked back a return to the NRL in favour of signing a three-year deal to join the Bristol Bears from next season. Reports out of Sydney in recent weeks suggested the 27-year-old was ready to turn his back on rugby union but he will now move from Bordeaux to Bristol in 2020 and further strengthen Lam’s squad that already features Charles Piutau, Steven Luatua, England loose forward Nathan Hughes, Alapati Leiua and John Afoa. Radradra first switched from the Parramatta Eels in 2016 to join Toulon and has since been a revelation

in the French Top 14. “There’s no doubt Semi is one of the best players in the world – a world-class performer,” Lam, Bristol’s director of rugby, said. Radradra scored two tries and beat 29 defenders, more than anyone else, in four appearances for Fiji at the World Cup in Japan. Whether playing centre or on the wing, he is considered one of Europe’s most lethal attacking threats. “I’m looking forward to coming to the Premiership and playing under Pat Lam at Bristol,” Radradra said. “They’re one of the most exciting teams in Europe right now and the way they are doing things is making everybody take notice.” Lam signed a four-year extension with Bristol in May through to 2023

and is steadily building his vision for the Bears, just as he did at Connacht previously. After four rounds of the Premiership this season Bristol are joint leaders with Chris Boyd’s Northampton following three early wins each. Bristol and Lam, backed by wealthy owner Steve Lansdown, have clearly signalled their intent with Radradra’s acquisition. “Every top club across both codes on the planet wanted him,” Lam said. “So for Bristol to be able to bring in a player of his quality underlines the fantastic work that the club is doing. “Semi has clarity about our vision and knows what the club want to achieve. “As a person and a player he’s perfect for our culture.” Semi Radradra is a superstar of both rugby codes.

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Stokes rushes to defend his skipper

Daryl Mitchell in contemplative mode at Black Caps training, after being named in the team to face England in the second test. PHOTO AP


Mitchell Black Caps bolter By Niall Anderson Daryl Mitchell will make his test debut against England – but Lockie Ferguson will have to wait until this morning to know whether he’ll be joining him. The Black Caps yesterday confirmed that Mitchell will replace Colin de Grandhomme in the New Zealand side for the second test at Hamilton’s Seddon Park, after de Grandhomme was ruled out with an abdominal tear. He could be joined in making his test debut by Ferguson, but a decision on which fast bowler will replace the also-injured Trent Boult will wait until the morning of the test, with either Ferguson or Matt Henry to get the nod. Somewhat of a surprise call-up

to the test squad, Mitchell will slot in as a like-for-like replacement for de Grandhomme as a seam bowling all-rounder, with the Hamiltonian to make his debut on his home ground. The 28-year-old averages 35.6 with the bat in first-class cricket, and 33.5 with the ball, having taken 61 first-class wickets with his medium-pace offerings – though he is a different style of bowler than de Grandhomme, generating less swing, but more bounce. Mitchell has international experience, having played nine Twenty20s for the Black Caps, and batsman Ross Taylor is looking forward to seeing how he will fare in the longest format. “Exciting times for him – obviously in Colin de Grandhomme

he has some big shoes to fill but he’s had some experience at Twenty20 level and has had a very good campaign around the first-class scene, so looking forward to seeing how he goes.” The Black Caps are waiting until they can view the wicket this morning before making their other selection call – wanting to see whether the conditions will be more suited to Ferguson’s express pace, or Henry’s swing. “We’ll make the decision tomorrow – the wicket is drying out, it’s changed a lot since we’ve been here, so it’ll be interesting with the overhead conditions in the morning,” said Taylor. “They’re slightly different bowlers but both have their strengths, and have big shoes to

fill again with Trent, but I’m sure they’ll do well. “Lockie has that extra pace but Henry with that new ball has been very effective – the last time we played here against South Africa he had a lot of success, but we’ll have to wait and see what we perceive the wicket to be doing and then make that call.” Both Ferguson and Henry have the resume to justify being handed the new ball, and Taylor says having such depth is a strong sign. “It’s definitely the best it’s been in my career – when I started out, when we had a guy on debut you hoped the player would do well, and I think now we expect the player to do well. “That’s a good place to be.”

England cricketer Ben Stokes described the test side’s captaincy as one of the most criticised roles and said the team had shared the responsibility for their heavy defeat by New Zealand in the opening test. England were beaten by an innings and 65 runs at Mount Maunganui on Monday as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the two match series. “The pressures of being England test captain are huge. “It can be one of the most criticised jobs in England ... sometimes unfairly,” all-rounder Stokes said. “There are 11 guys on the field that contribute to a win or loss. “It doesn’t all fall on the captain.” Root’s form has also come under scrutiny since he was named fulltime test skipper in 2017 and the 28-year-old, who has not scored a century since February, said the pressure of captaincy was not an excuse for his batting woes. “He’s England’s best player and he knows he has got the full support of us in the changing room,” Stokes added. “We put our hands up as players when we don’t perform as well and unfortunately Joe cops most of that. “But as a playing group, we stick together and we hold our hands up together.” Stokes said England would not be distracted by the departure of coach Chris Silverwood, who will return home after day two of the second test starting on Friday, due to a family bereavement. “Family always comes first, no matter where you are in the world or a situation a team finds itself in,” Stokes added. “We do all the tactical analysis so, once we get going, the onus will be on the players. “Chris going home won’t be a distraction to us.”

Pakistan rings the changes for pink-ball test The addition of opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and pace bowler Mohammad Abbas are two changes being considered by Pakistan for the day-night test against Australia beginning today at the Adelaide Oval. Imam, a 23-year-old opening batsman, said on Wednesday he was preparing to play but was still unsure if he’ll be required for the second test. Australia won the first test by an innings and five runs at the Gabba in Brisbane. Pakistan is also tipped to recall

Abbas, possibly at the expense of Imran Khan. Abbas, who did not play in the first test for Pakistan, took 17 wickets at an average of 10.58 the last time he played against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Australia captain Tim Paine said he was surprised when Abbas was left out, but Pakistan said his recent lack of pace was the reason. Australia scored 580 runs in the Brisbane test. “Mohammad Abbas is always a very tough competitor and he’s a

very class act,” Imam said. “His performances and his stats show that ... he’s difficult to judge off the pitch because his ball nips around, especially the new ball. “And with a pink ball under lights (he) will be difficult.” The potential inclusion of Imam, who averages 28.41 in his 10 tests, would prompt a reshuffle in the batting order. Imam has been suggested as a replacement for Haris Sohail, who was dismissed twice – caught behind from Mitchell Starc’s bowling –

for scores of one and eight. Azhar Ali would likely shift from opener to No. 3 if Imam is recalled. Australia coach Justin Langer, meanwhile, said it’s unlikely that there’ll be any changes to his side. “The boys all played well (in Brisbane), they had a day off having finished in four days,” Langer said. “We haven’t had a look at the wicket yet ... but my gut feel is we’ll probably go with the same XI.”

England captain Joe Root

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Friday, November 29, 2019


TO buy. Free standing basketball hoop and backboard in reasonable condition. Phone 027 282 5245.

Firearm Owners Family Event

WANTING to buy. Radiogram with record player on top and cassette tape player underneath. Phone 308 0310.

Stand up and be counted against unfair firearms law reforms Protest rally – this Saturday, November 30.


SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting for cars, homes and offices. Providing privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety and security. Phone Craig Rogers 307 6347 or 0800 TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ.

Meet at RSA, 12 Cox Street, Ashburton 10am. (Bring your family early and will finish well before the Santa Parade or join us when you see us).

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS EXCELLENT fundraising opportunity - free to hire. Community fundraising BBQ situated at Mitre 10 Mega. Visit our customer service counter today to book and for details. Phone 308 5119.

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BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horses and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 348 9439.

CLEARING sale. Saturday, November 30, 101 Seafield Road (opposite Collegiate). Automotive retail, powerbuilt tools, suspension, steering ports, filters, lifestyle misc, office furniture, household items. Eftpos available. Gates open 8.30am - 11.30am.


FAIRTON community garage sale. Nine households involved. Chainsaws, quad bikes, car, games, TV, clothing, trailer, puzzles, high chair, fish tank and equipment, rollerblades, jewellery, china, bric-a-brac. Something for everyone. 9am - 12noon. Follow signs.

PEONIES – Last week at Farmers Market this Saturday, East Street carpark near Library. Carol and Keith Gunn.

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Daily Events FRIDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Betty’s Circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 4pm ST JOHN SHOP.

SATURDAY 9am - 12pm ASHBURTON FARMERS MARKET. Local fresh produce, hot drinks and more. North end West Street carpark. 9am - 12pm CRAFT MARKET. Woodwork, jewellery, Rawleighs products etc. West Street car park.

Please return this form to: The Presbyterian Support Services, 215 Tancred Street, to Community House, 44 Cass Street, or PO Box 581, Ashburton 7740 by Friday, December 13, 2019, if possible.

November 29 & 30, 2019 Opportunity shop open daily, donations welcome. 129 Tancred Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 4pm

HOSPICE MID CANTERBURY OP SHOP. Quality clothing and homewares. Donations welcome. 71 Tancred Street. 10.30am - 11.30am WALKING NETBALL. $2. EA Networks Centre, River Terrace. 1pm - 3pm

ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Rd. 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP.

Open for research, visitors welcome. Ashburton Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed most public holidays. 7pm JIM AND TANA FOX MINISTRY. Prophecy and healing meeting. All welcome. Enquiries 027 767 6594. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open Thursday and Saturday mornings for toy hire. Victoria Street, The Triangle. 9.45am - 3pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association singles morning and doubles afternoon. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 10am

MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 12pm VINTAGE CAR CLUB MUSEUM AND PARTS SHED. Open. Ashburton Vintage Car Club, Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10am - 12pm

ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed most public holidays. 10.30am - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and

Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Rd. 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf croquet doubles, new members welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, Philip Street. 1.15pm ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Golf and Association Croquet. Allenton Sports Club, Cavendish Street.

What’s on 36 Ashburton Guardian Every day Mt Hutt Memorial Hall 160 Main Street, Methven

If you are new to town or been living here all of your life, come and have a coffee and chat.

NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and Hall of Memories. 10am

All welcome! Child-friendly location.

Methven Museum

Art Addicts

Every Tuesday and Friday Main Street, Methven Keeping the history of the Methven district alive, come for a drive and visit us. Free admission. 2pm-4pm

Every Wednesday Ashburton open coffee mornings Plunket rooms, 222 Cameron Street

November 29 Light Up the Night Baring Square, Ashburton The Christmas season kicks off in Ashburton with the lighting of the town’s giant Christmas tree. Treat the family to a night of Christmas carols, performances, kids activity area and delicious food before the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree. This year, we’re turning the ‘season of giving’ dial up with some awesome Christmas giveaways for the whole family! Be there on the night for your chance to take home the incredible gifts on offer. 6.30pm - 9.30pm Festive Walk East Street, Ashburton Light the way this Christmas along Ashburton’s very own Festive Walk on the East Street walkway. Take a stroll down the path from Friday, November 29 until Friday, January 3 and let the lights and art installations guide you on a magical experience under the stars 9pm

November 30 Taking the Piste Comedy

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Please contact Adi 027 2208791 or Sue-ann 021 679-348 to register. 10.30am - 12 noon Art Addicts (AA) is the Ashburton Art Gallery’s weekly art space for kids. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the gallery to get creative and explore themes in art. A great space for children to learn and interact with each other. Children of all ages welcome. Adult supervision is Night - Methven The Blue Pub, Methven Pop Up Comedy presents Taking the Piste Comedy Night! The last one for 2019 the first one for summer! There are so many cool talented peeps taking the stage for this night of comedy - MC is local comedian Bec Sandys (The Project) and all your favourite locals. It’s going to be a bloody funny night! And if you’ve been wanting to venture off piste and take the plunge with your comedic talent, this is the space to do it - email popupcomedynz@ gmail to register. Come and have a laugh with, or, at your mates. Tickets available from The Blue Pub - door sales $15 if not sold out prior. 8pm - 9.30pm

December 1 Merry Little Christmas Market Ashburton Trust Event Centre The Ashburton Trust Event Centre will once again hold it’s Merry Little Christmas Market. Our aim is to bring you a wide selection of beautiful gifts. Over 70 stalls will be

required for young children. Donations appreciated. 3 - 4.30pm Mid Canterbury Line Dancers Tinwald Hall, Graham Street Learn to line dance (7pm), beginners/intermediate (8pm9pm). Instructor Annette phone 307-7138 a/h. 7pm - 9pm

Every second Friday of the month In Colour, art and craft club In Colour is the Ashburton Art Gallery’s monthly programme for unleashing your creativity.

106 Victoria Street, in the Triangle

These are social sessions which encourage you to connect with others through creativity.

Open for toy exchange. 9.30am - 12.30pm

Be inspired to learn a new creative pastime. Sessions are free and all are welcome to attend.

Ashburton carpark, corner West and Havelock streets. The Ashburton District Farmers’ Market is a regular, fresh, quality food market that promotes direct sales from producer to customer. 9am - 12.30pm

The gallery will supply basic colouring-in sheets and materials, along with tea and coffee. Those attending are encouraged to bring along their own materials and projects. 10.30am - 12 noon

A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future.

Every Saturday

showcased throughout the building. You need to mark this date on your calendar. Entry is a gold coin and you will receive a glass of bubbles or juice to sip on whilst you browse the large array of stalls. 11.30am - 4pm

December 6 and 20

10am - 3pm

Buskers Night Baring Square, Ashburton Feel the Christmas joy and be entertained at the first of our two Buskers Nights. Come along to hear our home-grown talent as they share their performances with you. While you’re there, enjoy a classic Kiwi summer sausage sizzle, thanks to Bunnings Ashburton. 6.30pm

December 6 and 8 Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas Concerts Friday, December 6, at St Stephens Church, Ashburton – 12 noon and 5pm. Sunday, December 8 at St Andrews Church, Geraldine – 4pm. Admission $5 at the door plus a gift of food for the foodbank Guest Tainui Koru – internationally renowned performer who hails from Ashburton. Musical director Jocelyn Jones Accompanist Deborah Sloper.

December 8 The Plains Railway and Historical Museum Complex

If you would like to see your upcoming event listed here, please contact Sonia - email

Ashburton Farmers’ Market

Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road

The Ashburton Toy Library

Zirka Circus Ashburton Domain Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all new show takes it to a whole new level of entertainment. Performing arts, theatre and show time all wrapped up in a world class performance embarking on its world tour. Whether you like actionpacked daredevil acts or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show. You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty, and strength of our incredible international artists. You will fall off your seats laughing at our clowns. You will gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks never seen here before. 6.30pm

Ashburton Aviation Museum

Ashburton Aviation Museum

Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others

December 3 and 4

Every Sunday to Friday

over morning tea once a month.

Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. 1pm - 3pm

Every last Sunday of the month Nor’Westers Musos’ Club Feeneys Lounge, Devon Tavern, Ashburton Monthly open mic afternoon. All the gear set up, just bring your talent, all welcome, any style of music. 2pm - 6pm

12 Maronan Road, Tinwald hosting the Tinwald Christmas Festival. Stalls, live entertainment from 1.30pm with the Mid Canterbury Country Music Club, Santa arrives 2.30pm. Take a journey behind Steam Loco Ja1260, visit the amazing Ashburton Fire Museum, ride the Ashburton steam and model engineers miniature trains, inflatable fun for the kids with the pop up playground and much more! Find us on Facebook for further information. 11am - 4pm

movie too! 6pm - 9.30pm

December 15 The Marvelous Mayfield Christmas Market Mayfield Valetta Road, Valetta A delightful country Christmas Market, offering shoppers an opportunity to browse more than 50 quality stalls in a picturesque country setting. There is plenty of space and lovely old specimen trees at our venue - one of Mid Canterbury’s historic farming properties Valetta is just 10 minutes north of the Mayfield township. Free entry, delicious refreshments and plenty of parking next to the market. Forget the crazy mall crush and chill out while you select your Christmas prezzies from the wonderful selection of stalls on offer. 10am - 3pm

December 13 Movie Night @ 6pm Baring Square, Ashburton Get the family together for a special outdoor screening of the 2003 Christmas classic, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Bring your chairs and blankets, and complete the movie experience with a tasty treat from Kettle Corn, Aoraki Lil Orbit Donuts, Pop Up Playground, The Rolling Pedlar, Fritz Wieners and The Food Den. Come dressed for the occasion in your best elf inspired outfit or dress your favourite teddy or toy and bring them along to enjoy the

December 29 Hot Rod Show Town Centre, Methven (around Blue Pub) Hot rods Street machines, classic cars and motor bikes. Entry $5, kids under 12 free. 10am - 3pm The Merry Little Christmas Market With over 70 stalls that will be showcased throughout the building you need to mark this date on your calendar. If you would like to be part of this event contact Casey via email – (limited spaces availale).

Christmas Champs + Over 40’s Stockcars + Derby! Sunday,December 1

Gold coin donation

Full bodied and well-rounded well that’s just the lads. Come and support the lads that are putting on these fun filled concerts to raise funds for Variety Theatre Ashburton. Featuring Tainui Kuru, Chris Woods, Heath Walters, Tony Kelly, Daniel Wilson and Luke Glendining. These six men will belt out songs from a wide range of genres and areas from the Bee Gees to Queen in a night full of entertainment.

Racing starts 12.30pm Adult $15, Seniors (with gold card) $10 Children 14 and under FREE (with paying adult)

Located on Seafield Road Next to Ashburton Airport



Adult, Youth Ministocks, Stockcars, Streetstocks, Side Chairs, C Grade, Saloons, Productions and Derby Cars.

Gate prices:

Sun, 11.30am to 4pm


Tables of 6 $60 each (includes a platter and drinks) Theatre Seating $30

03 307 2010

Fri & Sat, 7.30pm


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Affordable Theatre made easy. Pay what you believe the show was worth following the show

* Fees apply

Puzzles Puzzles and horoscopes

Cryptic crossword

Friday, November 29, 2019

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Take your time. Figure things out. Do you know the unspoken rules? It will not be a good idea to accept what’s being offered unless you completely understand the terms of the transaction. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Desire and good judgment will pull in opposite directions. Instead of sticking around for the tug of war, go where things in the environment will be less polarised and it will be easy to do the right thing. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): The people in your life appreciate you but don’t always tell you the way you need to hear it, which today will be verbally and publicly. You deserve the accolades. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): Be direct wherever you can. Leave no room for ambiguity, as it will waste time and energy. A good rule of thumb is “If you have to ask, then that’s your answer.” LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): While you shouldn’t lose sight of your own ideas, neither should you try to force them on anyone. Share in the commonly accepted version of reality. It may be wrong, but working with others is essential to your success. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Whether you’re seeing the usual people today or getting to know a new group, you’ll benefit from being the one to interject some novelty into the interaction, perhaps with an interesting icebreaker. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Embrace what works for you for as long as it does. If you believe, then so it is, no scientific proof required. Nor does it matter in the least who else believes or disbelieves. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Just because you change your mood doesn’t mean you’ll change your mind. If you choose a different course of action, it will be for good reason and the result of much consideration. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Paying close attention sometimes means making sure your mind doesn’t wander, and sometimes it means making sure it does. Nothing exists alone. There’s always a larger context to consider. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Fools may rush in, but not you. You’re not even sure if you want in at all, and that prudence is part of your charm today. You don’t have to deliberate, you’ll go only if and when you feel it. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Anticipate your various obligations with an eye toward possible conflicts and contradictions. While there’s no such thing as a perfect plan, much trouble can be avoided with a really good one. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): There really won’t be a neutral zone today, as you’ll know right away if you’re interested, able, ready... or not. All you need is the courage to believe your own inklings and act on them.

ACROSS 2. There’s fish for the rest of the birds (5) 5. A presidential thing that grows (4) 7. A bargain got from a tailor (4) 8. An out-of-doors bed-maker (8) 9. It is time for a cooked breakfast cereal (8) 11. An airtight seal on an old instrument (4) 12. This is turning into play (13) 15. Pass such a long time in the corridors (4) 17. Takes care to include king in the fraternity (8) 19. No five clues rendered thus will double one up (8) 21. A domicile among Britain’s former PMs (4) 22. Soon a negative will be got from France (4) 23. The right skis must be adapted to the hazards (5) DOWN 1. An outline no court can provide (7) 2. A seed one may beat to the post (3) 3. The set of sails I’d got wouldn’t bend (5) 4. Control and make use of tack (7) 5. Worker getting people together for spelling (3) 6. A charming clique we get involved in (5) 10. Planes that are inclined to be rackets (5) 11. It holds the door in the chapel at Christmas (5) 13. Like a pipe, such orchestral bells (7) 14. It may be bow a Roman’s making (7) 16. A pained sound issuing from the organ (5) 18. They are the remainders of bowlers’ stints (5) 20. Commercial vehicle, as used by Gogh (3) 21. Holds ham and sardine starters (3)

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

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Previous quick solution9 6

DOWN 1. Insolence (8) 2. Enticed (3,2) 4. Beer (3) 5. Cause your own downfall (4-8) 6. Stark (7) 7. Otherwise (4) 8. Not definite (12) 12. Foulness (5) 13. Dead-end street (3-2-3) 15. Self-inflicted setback (3,4) 19. Brush (5) 20. Retches (4) 22. None (3)





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ACROSS 1. Flee (4) 3. Sicken (8) 9. Rhythm (7) 10. Misplaces (5) 11. People regarded as expendable (6,6) 14. Fuss (3) 16. Soothes (5) 17. Flightless bird (3) 18. Unapproved (12) 21. Garlic mayonnaise (5) 22. Core (7) 23. Resentfully (8) 24. Heroic (4)

Previous cryptic solution

Previous solution: age, ale, alee, eagle, eel, gal, gale, gee, gel, glee, lag, lea, lee, leg








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’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good How 8many words 12 of Excellent three or 17 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’s atsolution: least one five-letter word. age, ale, alee, Previous eagle, gal,Good gale, 12 gee, gel, glee, Goodeel, 8 Very Excellent 17 lag, lea, lee, leg


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Family Notices








38 Ashburton Guardian


DEATHS WITHELL, Audrey Ann (nee Donohue) – Peacefully at Rosebank Rest Home Ashburton, on November 27, 2019, in her 91st year. Loved wife of the late Neville. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Rodger (deceased) and Pauline, Nigel and Margaret (Manawatu). Much loved Gran of Michelle and Brad (Seddon) and Great gran of Zoe and Harrison. Many thanks to the staff of Rosebank and Dr Penny Holdaway for their care of Audrey. Messages to the Withell family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton on TUESDAY, December 3, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

CABOUT, Marius – Peacefully at home, on November 28, 2019. In his 92nd year. Loved husband of Jean for 61 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Bill and Debby, Liz and John, Peter and Lisa, Stuart, and Paul and Nick. Loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by his extended family in Holland. Funeral details to follow.



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9:10 – 5:25 AM

Data provided by NIWA

less than 30 fine

30 to 59 fog

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains



TOMORROW Morning cloud, then becoming fine. Northeasterlies.

FZL: Rising to above 3500m

Morning cloud, then becoming fine. Wind at 1000m: Light winds, but N 30 km/h developing afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NW 35 km/h, rising to 60 km/h south of Lake Pukaki in the evening.


Cloud increasing and scattered rain developing in the afternoon. Northwesterlies rising to gale or severe gale.

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12:14 6:33 12:47 6:53 1:07 7:26 1:39 7:48 2:00 8:19 2:32 8:44 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 5:47 am Set 8:55 pm Bad

Bad fishing Rise 7:42 am Set 11:29 pm

First quarter 4 Dec

7:59 pm

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Rise 5:46 am Set 8:56 pm Bad

Bad fishing Rise 8:36 am

Full moon 12 Dec 6:14 pm

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Rise 5:46 am Set 8:58 pm Good

Good fishing Set 12:20 am Rise 9:35 am

Last quarter 19 Dec 5:58 pm

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River Levels

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday 475.3 nc Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 2:09 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings



… was the darkest time of Lex’s life. This year, Lex is different.

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overnight max low


Forecasts for today

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Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3

NZ Today

FZL: Lowering to 3300m in the morning


Scattered rain developing. Northerlies.

showers fine fine cloudy fine fine fine fine fine thunder thunder fog fine fine fine

60 plus

Mostly cloudy. A few showers about the divide, developing elsewhere for a time in the afternoon and evening. Wind at 1000m: NW 35 km/h, turning E late morning, dying out in the evening. Wind at 2000m: Winds becoming light in the morning, but N 30 km/h afternoon.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers developing in the morning, mainly about the foothills. Southeasterlies turning northeasterly in the evening.

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Friday, 29 November 2019

A weak ridge of high pressure covers most of New Zealand. A weak front attached to a low is expected to move onto Northland this evening. A weak cold front moving up the South Island lies near Cook Strait around midday and becomes slow moving near the Wairarapa coast.

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Mainly fine, high cloud with a few spots in the south later. Northeasterlies.

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Fine, with increasing high cloud. Northerlies.

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MONDAY: Mainly fine, high cloud. Northeasterlies.


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SUNDAY: Fine, with increasing high cloud. Northerlies.









TOMORROW: Morning cloud, then becoming fine. Northeasterlies.



ADEANE, John Stewart – Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at home in Robina, Gold Coast, Australia. Treasured son of Frank and Jeannie Adeane (both deceased), dearly loved husband of Barbara, loved brother and brother-in-law of Vicki and Alan Dobson (Ashburton), and a loved uncle and great uncle. Message to Vicki Dobson, RD1, Ashburton 7771.





TODAY: Mostly cloudy. S turning NE from evening.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 27.9 28.4 Max to 4pm 18.8 Minimum 15.5 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm November to date 61.4 Avg Nov to date 61 2019 to date 689.4 633 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 28 At 4pm Strongest gust N 56 Time of gust 4:55am

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Master trainers do battle

Bolter in second test team



Golden oldies hit the track By Matt Markham

Sometimes you need to put a new idea out there and see if it flies and that’s exactly what the team at Ashburton Speedway are doing this weekend. On Sunday they hold their annual Christmas Championships along with all their usual bells and whistles. But they’ve added a new event to the schedule, one which might entice a few of the older brigade

to dust off the driving gloves and get back in on the action. Dubbed the Golden Oldies Stockcars, the new look event is open for drivers over the age of 40 and speedway president Graham Ackroyd is hoping it’s well supported. “We don’t really know how it will go, or how many will line up in it,” he said. “But the hope is that there’s a few out there who are interested and throw their name into the

ring and it becomes a really good competition.” While the Golden Oldies appearance will be a highlight, Ackroyd said it would be hard to top the usual demolition derby in terms of crowd popularity. “It’s always a bit of a favourite with those who come along.” Also in action will be all the usual classes; adult and youth mini stocks, stock cars, street stocks, side chairs, C Grade, saloons and production cars.

With points up for offer in the season competitions, it will be every driver for themselves out on the track as the 2019 calendar year of racing at the speedway wraps up. “There’s a bit of interest in the points at the moment and everything this weekend counts too.” Ackroyd said that Sunday’s racing would see competitors coming from all over Canterbury to compete and he’d had some new

interest this week from some Dunedin drivers. “They’ve never been here before, but want to come and give the saloons a bit of a spin, which is great news.” Spectators are encouraged to get down and check out the racing action on Sunday with racing under way from 12.30pm. Entry is $15 for adults, $10 for gold card members and children under the age of 14 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Men’s and women’s teams contesting the sevens


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