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HUNT – Andrew and Stephanie Hunt have great pleasure in announcing the safe arrival of Ruby Louise Hunt, March 15, 2013, 6lb 4oz. Big thanks to Linda and Jacqui and Christchurch Women’s Hospital. OWEN – Richard and Lana (nee Mangin) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Joseph Dara on Thursday, March 14, 2013, weighing 8lb 3oz, a little brother for Kody.

DEATHS CLARK Colleen Patricia (formerly Lowe) – On 27 March 2013. Passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home. In her 71st year. Loved wife of Alan, and the Late Peter. Loved Mother and Mother in law of Royce and Tracey; Raymond and Linda, Dale, and Phillip. Stepmother to Adrian, Delwyn and Michael, and Kelvin and Kerryn. Loved Nan of Declan and Angus; Angela and Jenna, Brendon, Mitchell, and Cameron; Logan, and Joshua. Loved youngest daughter of Lena, and the late Paddy, and loved Sister of Nola. Colleen’s funeral service will be held in Our Chapel, Corner East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday 03 April commencing at 2.00pm. To be followed by Private Cremation Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton CLARK, Colleen Patricia – On March 27, 2013. In her 71st year. Passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home. Loved wife of Alan. Funeral details for Colleen to follow. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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Ashburton fair game for brothels By Sue Newman Lyttelton residents might have won the battle to keep brothels out of their town, but Ashburton is fair game for anyone wanting to set up in the sex industry. Christchurch City councillors this week voted 12–2 to prohibit big brothels in Lyttelton after two deputations from representatives of that community pleading for their town to be kept brothelfree. While Ashburton might have a more open approach to brothels, there are some rules around brothel estab-

lishment. The operation of brothels is controlled under the Ashburton District Council’s bylaws – chapter 12 – Prostitution. Brothels are permitted within business zones as defined under the operative district plan but cannot be located within 100 metres (in a straight line) of any sensitive site such as a school, licensed early childhood centre, place of worship or marae. That could be cold comfort to many people in the Ashburton District, however, as under its district plan, the business zones are scattered around the district. The coun-

cil’s business zones include not only inner Ashburton but industrial areas and suburban shopping centres and retail and commercial centres in Rakaia, Methven, Mt Somers, Hinds and Chertsey. In 2011 the Ashburton community did face the threat of sex for sale becoming part of the suburban scene when a Christchurch woman revealed plans to establish a small brothel in a residential area. Under the council’s district plan rules this is allowed, with the brothel falling into the same category as any other home occupation. There was outrage from

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all corners and calls for the council to adopt a moral rather than legislative approach to the issue and there was a demand by the Ministers’ Association that the council rewrite its bylaw to make small-scale residential brothel-keeping illegal. This has not occurred. While the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 decriminalised prostitution, local authorities can draft bylaws that determine where brothels can and cannot be established. Ashburton’s bylaws also contain regulations around brothel signage and soliciting.

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CLARKE, Jessie Anne (Anne) née Nan Small (formerly of Timaru and Ashburton) – Passed away peacefully at The Maples, Christchurch, on March 24, 2013, in her 91st year, dearly beloved wife of the late Albie, and a very special friend of Robin Stanton, beloved mother of Pam Bell and Maurice Clarke, and mother-in-law of Mary, loving grandmother of all her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. At Anne’s request a private family funeral has been held. Lamb & Hayward Ltd FDANZ Phone 03 359-9018 MARSH, MARSH, Nan Nan –– Dearly Dearly loved loved mother mother of of Pauline and and mother mother in in law law of of Pauline CLARKE, Jessie Anne the late David Marriott, and the late Graeme David Marriott, and (Anne) – the late Ball. A very late Graeme Ball.Michael, A very Dearly loved only daughter the special nana of of Patrick and Violet Small, special nanaStephen of Michael, Carmen and Rooke and loved sister and sister- Carmen and Stephen (Brisbane) and adored Rooke great in-law of Harold and Rosie, (Brisbane) and adored great nana to Jordan, and Hanna. Mick and Ted (all late of nana “Forever in our hearts” to Jordan, and Hanna. Ashburton), Ted and Ellen “Forever in our hearts” (both late of Timaru). Loved aunty of her nieces and nephews, and loved by her cousin Nina Drummond. MARSH, Nan – Dearly loved mother of Tony KIRCHER, Leslie MARSH, Nan and mother in –law of Lyne, HORMANN Lawrence (Les) – Alister Dearly loved mother nana of Tony (Lincoln) Treasured of Graham – Aged Years. On March 27, 68 2013 at and mother in law of Lyne, Annthalina and Jaya Gibson passed away at home Ashburton. Passed away (Lincoln) and Daniel Treasured nanaand of surrounded and (Wellington), peacefully by his at lovinghome Robyn (Twizel) and Gibson loved Annthalina and Jaya devoted family 29 March surrounded byonhis loving great nana of Ashlin and and Daniel and 2013 after a very courageous family. Aged 79 years. Much (Wellington), Taylah. (Twizel) and loved battle. dearly loved and Robyn loved Most husband of Eva. “Cherished memories” cherished husband of Bev Dearly loved father and great nana of Ashlin and and father and in Taylah. fatherfather in lawand of Allan note all late death law of Deborah and Dougal, “Cherished memories” Sally-Ann, and Stephen and Please Nicola Brett, David and notices or notices sent Robyn. and Treasured granddad Charlotte, andCelina, Greg. outside ordinary office hours of Kirsten, Tania Sam and all to: late death must be note emailed A special Alesha grandadand to Please andvery Kelsey; notices or notices sent Alissa, Kayla, and Marc, Kate, and James, Sara. Loved ensure publication. outside ordinary office hours Emma; Kobe, Lachlan, and to great grandad of Dominic, must be office emailed to: notices Cameron; Hunter; Olivia, and Phoebe. Messages to During hours Ella, Ryley, Jacob. 30 Davidsonand Street, may also be sent to Funeral details to follow. ensure publication. Ashburton 7700. Donations to Paterson’s Funeral Services, to Palliative Care would be Any queries During office please hourscontact notices FDANZ, Ashburton appreciated and may be left ASHBURTON also be sent to at the service. A service to may 0800 (0800-274-287) celebrate Les’s life will be held at St David’s Union Any queries please contact Church, Allens Road, 0800 ASHBURTON Ashburton on TUESDAY, (0800-274-287) April 2, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton.

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Fun and fundraising at St Joseph’s School It may not have been the most tropical of weather on Wednesday, but that did not stop the Pacific Island spirit at St Joseph’s School. To raise money for Caritas New Zealand, a Catholic aid organisation, Dallas Scott (left) and 200 pupils from the school took part in Walk the Pacific. Running or walking laps

around the school field, the pupils were looking to raise more than $1500 from personal sponsors with the money destined for poverty and disaster stricken victims in Tonga and Papua New Guinea. Pupils were encouraged to dress in Pacific cultured clothing, bring along Pacific-styled food and participate in the event.

V i n t a g e machinery will chug into life at the Methven showgrounds this weekend. To see more or For the purchase photos first time the Methven Vintage Machinery Club has assembled a line-up of vintage and classic machinery for the fair, which the club hopes will become an annual event. Vintage enthusiasts from around the South Island have been invited to the three-day event, and machinery has been rolling into town all week. Peter Aitchison is pictured (Page 1) putting his Lanz Bulldog through its paces.


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Ashburton police believe the suspected poisoning attack on a pet dog at Hampstead last week was a one-off incident. Resident Ngaire Boniface suffered the loss of her shitsu after receiving a threatening letter complaining about its barking two months previously.

She reported the suspected malicious poisoning to the police, who mentioned to her about other residents receiving such letters. However, senior ser geant Grant Russell said on Thursday that only one similar incident had been reported, where a resident in the Hampstead area had received

a letter complaining about their dog barking. It had not been threatening, and did not appear to be linked to the letter Mrs Boniface received. “If anyone does have any information at all in relation to the poisoning of (Jake) please contact us and let us know,” Mr Russell said.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013



Input needed into cycle lane By Sue Newman The death of two cyclists in four days on Christchurch roads could put pressure on the Ashburton District Council to move work on its inner town cycle lane up the priority list. That work has been on the council’s agenda for years and has been progressed in stages, but the section through Ashburton’s central business area has stalled. And that stalling has everything to do with finalising a decision on its route. The two Christchurch cyclists who died this week were riding on busy city roads. Both were killed in daylight hours and their deaths have prompted a call for Christchurch to step up its efforts to make the city safer for cyclists. Opinion was still divided on the best route through Ashburton

for the inner town cycle way, council roading services manager Brian Fauth said, but he’s keen to see the work done on the town’s roading network to improve cyclist safety. “We’re hoping to jack up meetings with various school groups to get their preferences; we need to get some general discussion going on this.” The council’s original choice was for the cycle way to run along the East Street green but this would have created navigational issues around the Tancred Street fountain and the Burnett Street i-Site. An alternative route would be through the West Street car park, close to the fence separating the park from the railway line, Mr Fauth said. “We can change the car park and we’ll gain a couple of car parks by doing this. It will be a bit tighter and traffic movement

would be one way.” The main users of the cycle way would be locals, particularly school students travelling from Tinwald to Ashburton College and by using a western route, a clear lane would be created from the existing cycle lane that now ends at Kermode Street, through to Havelock Street. “From there we’d be hoping in a year or two to extend the cycleway so it goes into the domain and links up with the domain tracks through to the college.” When it is completed, the cycle way will run from Tinwald through Ashburton to Racecourse Road and on into the north-east business park where it will connect with established cycleways, he said. “That’s our long term intention, but funding for this kind of work has dropped a little from NZTA.”

The council has already created cycle lanes on several ring roads around Ashburton including Chalmers and Walnut Avenues and Oak Grove. The construction of the EA Networks centre off Smallbone Drive will mean additional cycle ways or lanes will be needed to connect with this facility, Mr Fauth said. In tandem with the extension of the cycle way would be the installation new inner town bike stands. “We’ve got three planned to go in, in this financial year, depending on the money. We’ve got $6000 set aside and the idea would be to have a couple of stands at the entrances to town from the cycle way, perhaps at Burnett Street and Moore Street.” On the radar for the future is a new access tunnel for cyclists through the viaduct onto Buckley’s Terrace.

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Incidents attended to by the Ashburton Police and Mid Canterbury volunteer fire brigades recently. Check out, for up-to-the-minute updates on every fire callout in the district during the week.

• Quad bike crash A Pendarves dairy farm worker was airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Ashburton Hospital 11.45am on Thursday. The man, in his 20s, sustained minor injuries when the quad bike he was driving clipped a farm ute.

• Stubble fire The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to Frasers Road to deal with an out-of-control stubble fire at 3pm on Thursday.

• Vehicle vandalised Ashburton police attended the scene of a vandalised vehicle in Melcombe Street in Tinwald on Thursday.

• Ploughing old style When competition starts in the Silver Plough competition at Lincoln on Tuesday for the Silver Plough competition, two Ashburton men will be turning furrows with vintage ploughs. Both Pearce Watson and Gordon Carter will be competing in the national vintage ploughing competition that is held alongside the main event.

The Stations of the Cross are synonymous with Lent, Holy Week and, especially, Good Friday. This devotion is also known as the Way of the Cross and on Thursday students at St Joseph’s School carried on the centuries old tradition of the Catholic Church when they gathered to reflect on the meaning of Easter. Groups of children delivered readings to mark each of the 14 stations that commemorate the key events on the day of Christ’s crucifixion on His final walk through the streets of Jerusalem, carrying the Cross. After a prayer, the students were asked to think about the hardships that Jesus contemplated as he walked to his death on the Cross. The Stations originated in medieval Europe when wars prevented Christian pilgrims from visiting the Holy Land. European artists created works depicting scenes of Christ’s journey to Calvary. The faithful installed these sculptures or paintings at intervals along a procession route, inside the parish church or outdoors. Performing the devotion meant walking the entire route, stopping to pray at each “station”. RIGHT: St Joseph’s School students Jordan Woodhouse and Emma Van der Klundett, present a Way of the Cross reading about station 10, when Jesus was stripped of his garments during his walk through Jerusalem on his way to His crucifixion.

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The body of a woman found on the driveway of an Auckland lifestyle block yesterday was mauled by dogs, according to sources. Police were called to the property at Rodeo Drive, Redvale, about 8am after the property’s owner found the body of the woman, thought to be in her 20s. Her cause of death has not yet been established and police cannot say whether foul play was involved until after a post-mortem examination, expected to be carried out today. A source said the woman was “mutilated” by the dogs and described the scene as “horrific”. - APNZ

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Easter trading in spotlight By Myles Hume

Stinging surcharges appear to be a distant memory for Mid Canterbury diners, but the Commerce Commission is still warning retailers not to mislead their customers this Easter. With businesses forced to pay higher wages on public holidays under the Holidays Act 2003, many traders choose to charge their customers a small fee to compensate for the extra money they have to pay their staff. Retailers have to provide “a truthful reason” to customers about why they are applying a surcharge. Surcharges cannot be applied on Saturday and Sunday this weekend because they are not public holidays. “Businesses that do apply a surcharge must ensure their potential customers are alerted to this, such as a prominantly displayed sign before customers make an order or a

decision on a purchase,” Commerce Commission general manager of the competition branch Kate Morrison said. However, Ashburton Business Association executive officer Sue Cooper said surcharges appeared to be a thing of the past. She spoke to a range of businesses in the hospitality industry, which usually applies surcharges, in Mid Canterbury and the wider Canterbury region about the idea. “Many were not adding a surcharge. Businesses rate customer satisfaction of a higher importance than adding a surcharge. Surcharges in the past have met with negative comments and restaurant and cafe owners who have removed them say it creates a pleasant experience for everyone.” Mrs Cooper said for some businesses, they would rather close their doors. “For some it is more cost-effective to close and not have to pay the extra in wages, but for others

especially the owner operators, they open to the public and pay extra staff as required.” Meanwhile under The Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act, most shops, besides pharmacies, dutyfree stores and real estate agencies, must close their doors on Good Friday and Easter Monday, which are public holidays. Cafes, bars and restaurants are also exempt from those restrictions. However on those days, bars and restaurants can only sell prepared or cooked food that is ready to be eaten immediately. Staff who usually work those public holidays are entitled to a paid day off, but if employees must work, they are entitled to time-and-a-half for hours worked and an alternative holiday if the day is an otherwise working day off for the employee. Easter Sunday is not a public holiday so employees are not entitled to a paid day off or time-and-ahalf for hours worked.

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Let us entertain you! 211a Wills Street, Ashburton Phone 307 2010 A Sentimental Journey in Song Enjoy this wonderful journey as JON DOYLE & KEN BENNETT, pianist/vocals take you on an extravagant musical song feast of the most memorable, romantic and endearing songs of the 20th century! Sat April 6, 2pm | Tickets: Adults $20, Senior $18, (incl fees)

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Sons of Sinatra A high-energy musical tribute. Burnin’ swing numbers, sexy salsa grooves, beautiful ballads, authentic Las Vegas humour! You’ll hear the best jazz vocal superstars performed by Las Vegas-trained vocalist James Tait Jamieson and an incredible 7-piece band led by Dr Rodger Fox. Sun April 14, 2pm | Tickets: Adults $25, Senior $20 (incl fees)

Kings of the Gym From writer Dave Armstrong and director Peter Elliot comes this outrageously funny new comedy. “The satire in Kings of the Gym targets both the beleaguered education system and political correctness. Armstrong achieves the right blend of ferociously funny observations and genuine affection for his characters.”- Theatre Review” Wed April 10, 7.30pm Tickets: Adults $37, Students/Senior $32 (incl fees)

Fish like a Drink - an evening with Joe Bennett

Joe Bennett writes again: Join us for a ‘not to be missed’ evening and hear all about Joe’s bitingly witty book of his latest columns. Cabaret table seating with a beer/ wine or orange on arrival, nibbles to follow. Sat April 13, 7.30pm Tickets: Adults $24, Senior $22 (incl fees)

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Robin Hood...Big Little Style, brought to you by Ashburton’s leading young people’s theatre company Fri-Sun April 26-28 Fri/Sat, 7pm Sun, 2pm Adults $16, Child (under 10)/Senior $12, Family $49 (incl fees)

Haggis Sandwich (Arts on Tour NZ)

Andrew London (and the lyrics he dreams up as a performer with Hot Club Sandwich) teams up with Steve McDonald’s Celtic inspired music. Be in for a treat! Thu 2 May, 7.30pm $25 each; $22.50 each for 2 or 3; $20 each for 4 or more Tickets are available from our Ticket Direct office at the Event Centre or online

Ashburton district librarian Jill Watson checks out an e-reader ahead of the start of the public information sessions that start next week.

E-books send library into digital overdrive By Sue Newman The winds of change are sweeping through the Ashburton library as technology starts making inroads into traditional book borrowing patterns. That change has come in the form of e-books – books that can be read digitally on a computer, e-reader, smartphone or iPad. And for users of digital media, that means they may well become the library members that no one sees, borrowing books from the comfort of their computer chair. Ashburton is part of a national network of libraries that have joined together to provide their members with access to e-books via a system called Overdrive. Ashburton has gone one step further, branching out and establishing its own library, buying electronic titles along with traditional hard copy books. E-books usher in an exciting new era for libraries, district librarian Jill Watson says. While she believes

e-books and hard copy books will be parallel stock in trade for libraries for years to come, with its two digital book system, Ashburton readers now have access to almost 1000 book titles electronically. Demand is high and it’s growing and to ensure its library members understand how digital media works, library staff plan on-going information sessions. The library’s e-books can be accessed by most e-readers but not by the Amazon sponsored Kindle. They are accessed on the library’s website and can be downloaded using borrower’s the pin number and password. Hard copy borrowing and e-books come with the same conditions only one person can borrow it at a time and borrowings come with time limits – but there is a difference. “Unlike a hard copy book, however, when your e-book is overdue it magically disappears from your reader. It doesn’t become overdue. Like a hard copy book, however, it’s not infinite

– when it’s out, it’s out.” Support for e-books is strong, with demand doubling in the past six months, Ms Watson said. The public information sessions will provide library members with the information they need to download books at home. “This is about giving people one-on-one help and helping them set up so they know how to download.” For rural people without broadband, library members with a wi-fi compatible reader could download books at the library, she said. Because e-books in libraries was still in its infancy, Ms Watson said not all of the latest releases were available in that format, but she is now diverting some of her book buying fund to boosting e-book titles. Audio books can also be downloaded onto compatible readers, providing a new option for older and sight impaired readers. The library’s e-book sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 3pm, starting on April 2.

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Candlelit vigil for Jesse Ryder More than 40 people turned up to an emotional candlelit vigil for stricken cricket star Jesse Ryder last night. The group stood outside Christchurch hospital in support of Ryder who remains in intensive care after being attacked on a night out to celebrate the end of the season. Members of the public mixed with friends of Ryder’s as well as cricket peers. Among them were members of the Canterbury Wizards who played against Ryder’s Wellington Firebirds hours before the attack, including Black Cap Tom Latham. People in the crowd spoke about the attack saying it was

Jesse Ryder disappointing and unnecessary. One woman told nzher - the people of Christchurch were shocked. “Everybody’s feeling sick about it, really,” she said. Police have arrested a second man over an attack on cricketer Jesse Ryder in Christchurch early yesterday. In a press conference this afternoon, it was revealed that Ryder gave a ‘thumbs up’ to his family and manager yesterday morning, but the full impact of his head injuries will not be known until he is out of his induced coma. Police confirmed the second arrest late yesterday afternoon, saying the 37-year-old man had been arrested and charged with assault and will appear in

Christchurch District Court on Thursday. Police said they had reviewed CCTV footage of the incident outside a bar in Merivale. The people involved in the two attacks on Ryder were the part of the same group, police said. Members of the public were involved in trying to stop the attack, which may have lead to a misunderstanding as to how many were involved in the attack. The 20-year-old man was found through information from a taxi company and the other man was identified separately by police, Detective Senior Sergeant Brian Archer said. Ryder’s man-

ager Aaron Klee thanked all the people who had sent messages of support. He said Ryder’s family had not focused on the police investigation and the arrest of one person, but were concentrating on Ryder. There had been numerous messages of support, including from international cricket players, which had been read to the injured cricketer. Klee was emotional as he said talked about Ryder’s recovery. Ryder was now in a stable condition in intensive care and still needed help with breathing because of an injury to his lung.  – APNZ

Hinds gets behind YFC anniversary By Gabrielle Stuart Hinds Young Farmers’ Club is preparing to involve the whole community in celebrating its 75th jubilee this year, with a day of activities planned for all ages on Saturday, April 6. Family-friendly games and challenges are planned for the day at the Hinds Domain, followed by a dinner and dance at the Hinds Community Centre for past and present members of the Hinds Young Farmers’ Club. Organiser Andrea Fox said activities planned for the day included mechanical bull riding, bouncy castles, a free barbecue and plenty of agricultural themed challenges. “We have a milking contest planned and things like bobbing for lamb teats to get the kids included, as well as things

like a tractor-pull to test the skills of the adults. Then we have The Corks, a band from Christchurch, coming down to perform in the evening, and we’ll have a couple of speakers as well.” She said former members of the incorporated Tinwald and Mayfield young farmers’ clubs were welcome. “We have membership records from years ago but no phone numbers, so it’s been difficult to let former members know it’s happening. It’s mostly been spread through word of mouth, but everyone’s welcome.” Tickets for the dinner and dance are available through the Hinds Young Farmers’ Club. RIGHT: Andrea Fox of the Hinds Young Farmers’ Club is looking forward to meeting former members at the club’s 75th jubilee.

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Chinese settler contributions recognised Ashburton mayor Angus McKay, Yep Ng and council property officer John Rooney sign a deal that recognises the contribution of Chinese settlers in the district. The Ng King family has handed over control and management of their five acre block of land on Allen’s Road to the Ashburton District Council The land, formerly used as a market garden, was once

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Rocky’s removal stuck in red tape By Susan Sandys Superstar boulder Rocky was a force to reckon with in the earthquakes, but is now being smothered by red tape. It is hoped the 30-tonne rock, embedded in the ruins of a Heathcote Valley home, will come to its new home, Mt Hutt, by winter, but there are no guarantees. The boulder shot to fame after crashing into the hallway of the Johnson family home in the February 2011 earthquake. The family named the boulder Rocky and auctioned it on TradeMe. Mt Hutt paid $50,000, which went to the earthquake appeal. Late last year the house was red zoned and subsequently passed over to Crown ownership, and it is now up to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) as to when it will be demolished. Mt Hutt Ski Area manager James McKenzie said yesterday he was in discussion with CERA as to when Rocky could

Rocky the boulder raised $50,000 for the earthquake appeal. be lifted out of the house. Mt Hutt needed permission from CERA to be able to remove the boulder, as removal would damage the house further, even though the house was tagged for demolition anyway. After Mt Hutt received this permission, Mr McKenzie would organise Sicon to lift the boulder out of the house and manoeuvre it onto a truck, which would then transport it to the ski area. “I’m hoping to hear back from CERA within the next week,” Mr McKenzie said.

He was not confident of getting Rocky to Mt Hutt by winter, but was hopeful. “It’s just the whole Christchurch story, everything is taking so long,” Mr McKenzie said. He was himself familiar with the post-earthquake waiting game, with his own house in Methven having minor earthquake damage and still in line for repairs. “I’m not confident anything is going to happen quickly,” he said.

Jokers share their good fortune Member of the Jokers Social Club are keeping up the good deeds. The club recently made another donation to the Child Cancer Foundation. The funds were raised at the Ashburton Bike Show organised by the Jokers, and the donation follows their tradition of sharing the proceeds within the community. Sue Green, from the Child Cancer Society, said the support was much appreciated, as it enabled the group to provide ongoing support to families with children who have cancer.

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Alan Wilkinson will be leaving his extensive role in religious education and as a 55-year member at the Ashburton Baptist Church when he moves to Christchurch.

Bidding a sad farewell to church and town By Myles Hume Guiding young people in need towards the right path in life is what Alan Wilkinson will find hardest to leave when he packs up his life in Ashburton. The Ashburton Baptist Church stalwart and 16-year servant to religious education at Hampstead School has given up his role in the church and as an educator. “I just felt I needed to reach out to kids that were at school, because I knew I could help,” Mr Wilkinson said, reflecting on how he got into his role as a religious instructor. While he knows it is the right time for him and his wife Margaret to move closer to family in Christchurch, Mr Wilkinson, 79, said it was sad to know this was his last Easter at the church and he will no longer share his experience and knowledge with youth in Mid Canterbury. He knows what it is like to have a tough childhood. Welfare workers took him away from his parents during the depression of the 1930s. He was sent to an Akaroa foster

home, a place where he said he was treated as a “glorified slave” along with several other children. When he was allowed to move back in with his parents at the age of 13, it took five years until Mr Wilkinson devoted his life to the church and personally forgave those who hurt him as a child. Part of the Ashburton community and Baptist church since 1958, Mr Wilkinson took up teaching Christian religious education at Hampstead School shortly after he retired in 1996 and then moved into a co-ordinating role for the school and took Wakanui and Fairton Schools under his wing. “The best part? It was just a blessing when kids come up and thank you for what you have done. At the end of the day I helped a lot of kids to deal with some issues they had in their lives.” Mr Wilkinson wanted to leave those in the church and at schools with his philosophy. “Only one life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” Mr Wilkinson and his wife will move to Christchurch on April 8.

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Macaroons demystified side and the chew in the centre. This week a group of Ashburton women took advantage of a cooking demonstration by chef Kirsten Day to learn the fine art of making the finest of macaroons. The demonstration was held at Kitchen Kapers, with owner Rachel Redmond saying the event was part of a series of ongoing demonstrations and cooking events.

These events are aimed both at teaching home cooks new skills and in showing how to use a range of kitchen equipment. “The staff and I are now baking every week in the shop to demonstrate our equipment; we’re creating an atmosphere that’s a bit like having a store in your home.” RIGHT: Chef Kirsten Day demystifying macaroon making for home bakers.


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Retired Ashburton residents cooking for one this year won’t have to face cooking alone, as Senior Chef classes begin again. The free eight-week programme offers nutrition information, practical cooking experience and a chance to socialise, and is designed to help retired residents who often give up nutrition for convenience when they begin cooking for themselves. Dietitian Megan Copland has taught the programme for three years in Ashburton, and just three weeks into the course is already seeing great results from the senior students. “Many of them are going home and using the recipes they’ve learnt straight away. It’s not just cooking we teach but tips for making meals balanced and nutritious and shopping on a budget.” She said they had a lot planned for future weeks, including a supermarket trip to look further into brands and budgeting. Planning was already happening for the end-of-course meal, where the graduated senior chefs would bring their own favourite recipes to share. Although only men took the classes this month, the course was not only for males. One of the aims of the course was to help people adjust from cooking for families to cooking for just one or two. “Most of us are used to having family around, so it’s very different when there are just two of us to cook for,” retired Ashburton man David Muir said. Although only mid-way through the course, Charlie Cleghorn said he had tried cooking some of the recipes already. “They’ve been brilliant so far, I haven’t poisoned anyone yet.” They’re not too focused on nutrition, though, and are eagerly awaiting reaching page 59 in their cook books – when they’ll begin preparing desserts. The next intake for the free eight-week course will begin on June 6, with places already half full. Places can be reserved online or through the Canterbury District Health Board.






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Easter is here and police officials in Canterbury were hoping to record a zero road toll for the third consecutive year. Reporter Sam Morton talks to the district’s traffic boss about safe driving this Easter.

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anterbury police were praying for a repeat of last year’s road toll, when not one person died on the roads during the Easter holiday period; however it was not to be. Scarcely two hours after the holiday officially started, a 55-year-old Temuka man was killed in a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist. The incident happened at the intersection of Milford Clandeboye Road and Bain Road at Milford near Temuka The zero road fatalities last year proved to be a groundbreaking result since records began in the late 50s. Until Thursday evening’s death, Canterbury had recorded no Easter fatalities since 2010 ranking it as one of country’s safest driving districts. Canterbury’s traffic patrol spokesperson, Senior Sergeant Phil Newton, was keen to see history repeat itself – and said there is no reason why it wouldn’t for a third year running. “We ask that everyone does their bit, sticks to the speed limit and not take any chances,” Mr Newton said. “That way everyone will get home in one piece and none of my staff will have to inform loved ones of tragedy ... I’m sure we can aim for a zero road toll yet again and that is always the expectation.” Extra police have been rostered on to cater for the increased traffic flow and Mr Newton is warning speeding motorists or drunk drivers that they will be caught. “We know that speed, alcohol and fatigue are the biggest contributors to crashes during the holiday period, so we’re urging all motorists to take responsibility for their driving – and for the safety of everyone on the

roads this Easter. “If you feel tired, pull over and rest – do not try and push through fatigue,” he said. Ignoring that message has disastrous consequences, as Ministry of Transport figures show. Although it appears Canterbury drivers are heeding the message every year, with no fatalities during Easter in 2011 or last year – the message clearly hasn’t reached home for some. In the last five Easter weekends prior to 2011, a total of four fatal crashes, 15 serious injury crashes and 65 minor injury crashes occurred in Canterbury. Of the four fatal crashes, three involved both alcohol and speed, while the other was fatigue related. Despite the zero toll, Mr Newton has asked his team to focus on key risk periods such as travelling to destinations on Thursday afternoon and travelling home on Easter Monday. Why? Well, statistics have revealed these times are the most likely occasions a crash will occur. “These times are when there are heavy volumes of traffic on the road,” Mr Newton said. “Drivers can become impatient and take more risks – putting themselves and other road users in danger. “Add in fatigue and you have a very high-risk scenario. Our message to drivers is slow down, be patient, and allow extra time for your journey. If you’re tired, delay your trip or take frequent rest breaks – a few minutes isn’t going to ruin your holiday,” he said. In Mid Canterbury, in particular,

Easter also marks a significant gathering in Methven, with the annual Methven Moutain Thunder revving up in the township. Mr Newton is well aware of the increased numbers to the district and points out police resources have been directed to deal with any issues that may arise in or around Methven on Saturday. “We rarely have any trouble down there, which is promising, but we will be carrying out high-visibility breath testing and licence checkpoints across the district’s highways and in the urban areas, so take this as a warning,” Mr Newton said. Reflecting on statistics, almost 50 per cent of the country’s crashes last year involved single vehicle crashes as a result of drivers losing control or running off the road. A total 29 per cent were intersection collisions, 8 per cent were head-on collisions, 7 per cent were rear end crashes, 7 per cent were manoeuvring collisions and 6 per cent involved colliding with a pedestrian. The long weekend also forms part of Operation Crossroads, a joint operation which sees New Zealand and Australian police officials teaming up to target law-breakers on the roads. The Easter Holiday period officially began at 4pm on Thursday and ends at 6am on Tuesday. A speed limit tolerance of 4km/h is strictly being enforced for all posted speed limits for the duration and any driver exceeding 4km/h will likely be stopped and in most cases fined. You’ve been warned!

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Methven gets into gear Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER


ethven – a little town with a big heart. Originally a sleepy rural service town, Methven has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Once most visitors were there for the skiing, and the town’s population melted away with the snow in the warmer months. Now it’s a year-round hive of activity, and has morphed into an events destination in its own right, offering world-class sporting entertainment and adventure. Today the streets will become a racetrack, with the Ride Forever Mountain Thunder event in full swing – thanks to a co-operative and willing community. Organising an event on this scale takes some doing, and the Methven Lions and a contingent of volunteers have been hard at work for months. It was a case of many hands making light work with this morning’s set up. Local farmers clubs and businesses all chipped in to transform the route into a speedway where bikes reach speeds of up

That’s what small towns are all about, people helping each other, but in Methven the community has stepped up a notch

to 200km/h. This afternoon they will all swing into gear again, and by 6pm the streets will be open to regular traffic. The event now attracts about 3000 out-of-town spectators, from as far afield as Australia, and local businesses are expected to benefit to the tune of about $100,000 and benefiting a number of organisations. Meanwhile, the over at the showground’s Methven is turning on a two-day vintage machinery fair, with another group of volunteers at the helm. Just a few weeks ago the town hosted another event, Women on Wheels. It attracted more than 200 cyclists to the town and volunteers from a Methven preschool are gearing up for a scarecrow fundraiser which is guaranteed support in this town that keeps on giving. Many took advantage of the Mt Hutt open day last month and the chance to survey the Plains from the top of the mountain – also contributing around $10,000 to local causes, via the Methven Lions Club. That’s what small towns are all about, people helping each other, but in Methven the community has stepped up a notch. Go Methven!

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ot being a religiously inclined family, Easter for us as kids meant pastel-coloured piped icing Easter eggs, with a hardish marshmallow bunny inside which always seemed a bit stale, but more importantly a long weekend trip to Grandad’s bach at Diamond Harbour. We went there at Labour Weekend, when it was a ritual to get into the water for the first beach swim of the season, no matter how miserable the weather. It was the first time since the previous summer we had clapped eves on the other families we saw each year and usually the first time the small boats were launched. Quite a lot of families seemed to come from Ashburton. Stolen weekends like show weekend saw us back there and of course there was the long stretch from Christmas when the main holidays were taken and we got two or three weeks then. Our place was immediately above the beach, with a long steep winding track down. It was worse going up and I still can’t see how Mum and Dad managed to get each of us up and down in a pushchair before we were old enough to walk and slide. There were a couple of dozen fami-


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lies on the bach on most fine days I guess, all sheltering from the easterly which hit the other Lyttelton Harbour and peninsula bays. There couldn’t’ve been a safer bay for kids to learn to love the water, or to muck about in the simple boats our dads had made or borrowed. It was kid heaven, with totally different swimming types depending on the tides and the ages of the kids, and I don’t remember a minute of boredom. There were rock pools to explore, cliffs to clamber up, bushes to make huts and an eye to be kept on the ferry visitors who discarded soft drink bottles. We collected them to claim threepenny and sixpenny deposits back from the store.

That was big money for us in those days! And there were the wonderful smells. In summer it was the clean, fresh sea and seaweed, baked dust, and the heady aroma of the fragrant broom. But the Easter holidays had a sadly doleful aspect to them. It meant we wouldn’t be back until far off summer, unless we sneaked in at Queen’s Birthday weekend, and there was never any swimming then. Mostly we collected driftwood and stacked it for next season’s open fires, Easter was generally drizzly, wet, and colder, and activities were limited a bit. More walks and board games and reading Walk Disney Comics by the fire. But Easter did have its own wonderful smell. Rain on the pine leaves and on the massive Australian karri tree planted by pioneer Mark Stoddard and on our own homespun jerseys made its own pungent combination of wet lanoline and eucalypts. I can smell it still. It was like minty, meaty soup. It was to have been a weekend at home this weekend, but you never know. I may just go over for a sniff round.


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msterdam has always been a magical place for visitors. Most foreigners unfortunately only see the obvious, dabbling in legal highs or ogling scantily-dressed women the red light district. Sadly this stereotype does this vibrant city no justice and makes visitors miss out on some of the best sites, food and arts in Europe. For starters the red light district is actually situated in some of the finest canals of the city with narrow, leaning buildings that have changed little since the 17th century. The cargo hooks at the top of each building are tangible reminders of the days when overseas goods where hoisted up from the barges in the canals. The red light district has become a much safer place since the authorities started clamping down on the junkies and criminal elements feeding off the coffee shops and prostitutes. The Zeedijk (Sea Dike) used to be the main mooring point for cargo ships but later developed into the most dangerous street in Amsterdam. Thanks to an increased police presence and an expensive beautification programme, the home of Amsterdam’s Chinese population is unrecognisable and has become a popular destination for its variety of Asian restaurants and Europe’s largest Buddist temple. The underworld has not completely disappeared though judging by a recent gangland execution in the aptly named Bloedstraat (Blood Street). Reports that the authorities were shutting down the coffee shops turned out to be incorrect. The semi-legal trade has been reduced in Dutch border cities to push out criminal elements from Eastern Europe, but this unique tourist attraction is too important for Amsterdam and the Dutch tax department to tinker with. The Zeedijk and the adjacent Nieuwmarkt with its host of terrific pubs is only a five-minute walk from Central Station and a much nicer route than the traditional slog down the Damrak where you have to fight your way past pushy tourist retailers and canal boat operators. After getting your cliche look at half dressed ladies and a legal joint, if you choose to, wander

Amsterdam is a whole lot more than the stereotype of legal drugs and half naked ladies in a window, writes Guardian editor COEN LAMMERS. across a couple of canal bridges back towards the Dam, the heart of Amsterdam. The Dam and its Royal Palace and Grote Kerk (Big Church) will this month (April 30) be the backdrop for crown prince Willem Alexander ascending the Dutch throne. Once you get your bearings in downtown Amsterdam the options are endless. On a wet day visitors can opt for a host of world- museums including the Anne Frank House or the Rijksmuseum which houses Rembrandt’s Nightwatch and endless other classic paintings by this and other Dutch masters. And even if you are not much into museums, no visitor should miss the Van Gogh museum which displays more of his masterpieces than any other gallery in the world. Make sure though you get there early as the queues get huge later in the day. A bit more low-brow activity on a rainy day is the Heineken Experience where tourists are let into the secrets of the world’s best-known beer brand, including a few samples for good behaviour. Visitors with kids should make sure they get to Nemo, the enormous interactive museum where children can spend a whole week without getting bored. And any family with little, or big boys, interested in guns, canons, ships and pirates have to go next door to the Scheepsvaartsmuseum, the shipping museum, which is a lot more fun than it sounds. If the weather is fine there is even more to do. Whether you need to stretch your legs or get some fresh air after a big night out, hiring a bicycle to discover the city’s outskirts is a fantastic way to see what the rest of Holland looks like. Just make sure you watch your back with trams, cars and buses whizzing by at high speed.

One comfort is that in Dutch law bikers are a protected species. Amsterdam is an extraordinarily compact city and a 10-minute bike ride over the IJ River behind Central Station puts you on a network of dikes connecting a host of picturesque little towns dotted along the IJsselmeer, or IJssel Lake. These postcard-like settlements have barely changed over two or three centuries and give tourists a wonderful feel of the real Netherlands away from the bright lights of Amsterdam. Back in the city, getting on the water is the best way to get a real look at the delights it offers. The streets along the canals are sometimes too narrow to see what’s right in front of you, so hiring a little boat, with a motor or oars, is the perfect way to sample the Venice of the North. You can check out the locals in the wild and find the most lively pubs or neat little shops and moor your vessel to fill up another vessel. Make sure though that one person can still steer the boat as local police take a dim view of intoxicated tourists zig-zagging around their canals. Once you hand the boat back you can start planning for a big night out as Amsterdam is one of Europe’s favourite party spots. Whether you enjoy a nice meal, a sweaty rave in one of its many night clubs, or simply a quiet beer in one the traditional pubs, Amsterdam caters for all-comers. The genuine Dutch way is to meet up in famous pubs like Hoppe, which was recently voted best pub in the country, or Cafe Stevens on Nieuwmarkt where you have a variety of beers on tap in a backdrop that has barely changed since Abel Tasman set sail to discover New Zealand. For those keen to party into the early hours, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are the places to be with dozens of bars and nightclubs on offer.

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Dutch DJs have taken over the global house and dance scenes and many of them still ply their trade here. Once you have had your last beer or dance make sure you grab a Shoarma. The kebab may have been introduced by Amsterdam’s large Jewish and Middle Eastern population but Shoarma has become as Dutch as the boy with the finger in the dike. Coen Lammers visited Amsterdam courtesy of Emirates Airlines. Emirates flies directly from Christchurch and Auckland to Amsterdam with a stop in Dubai.

ABOVE RIGHT: The small villiage of Durgerdam just minutes outside the centre of Amsterdam offers a wonderful view of traditional Dutch landscape. ABOVE: The Oudezijdsvoorburgwal in the heart of the red light district is also one one of the finest examples of Amsterdams traditional building style. RIGHT: Amsterdam has embraced its chinese heritage by putting up bilingual street signs like this on Zeedijk which has become a vibrant Asian culinary hub in the heart of the city.



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Please can you outline a spraying schedule for roses. I maintain two gardens and never seem to get it right. I live in town and get rust and black spot every year. Each year I’ve used Shield and Super Shield and still the leaves look awful. Do I need to look at a winter clean-up?  Your advice would be very helpful. Thank you.


irstly, straight after your winter pruning is completed, apply a very thorough clean-up spray of horticulture oil such as Conqueror Oil and an application of

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strength, colour and vigour. Feed with fertiliser in midOctober and repeat every 4-6 weeks through to Christmas. Avoid feeding in the height of summer when plants are struggling with the heat. Re-commence feeding again in early March through to midApril. If you do need to spray, Shield should work, but it may be the timing of the application that is the issue. When the first bloom is completed, which is around late November/early December (variety dependant), commence spraying at 3-4 weekly intervals with Shield. You also need to consider the weather, so re-apply after rainfall as it will wash off the protection – this can mean spray-

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concrete jungle was not a popular choice to host a test, but 38,500 punters turned out to take in the action during New Zealand’s thrilling draw with England this week. That figure is believed the make the match the highest-attended test in New Zealand for 20 years.


- There were myriad fascinating stats to emerge from the enthralling test, but a pair from ‘two-metre Peter’ Fulton towered above the rest. In his first inning century Fulton faced 346 balls, which made him the first New Zealand opener to surpass 340 balls in an innings since Mark Richardson in 2003.

a lot to win a penalty in football these days. Despite getting a boot to the face that would eventually require 15 stitches during the All Whites’ win over New Caledonia, referee Strebre Delovski ignored the blood gushing from the cut and ruled a goal kick.



- For the 13th straight season, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez leads the sport with a $29 million salary. Rodriguez’ remuneration is more than the entire Houston Astros team, whose payroll sits at $25m, or nearly a 10th of the Yankees’ $228 million.

operations, Richard Kahui made a winning return to rugby last weekend when the Chiefs edged the Highlanders 19-7 in - Heading into the encoun- Hamilton. The 17-test All Black won’t have too many more ter, the Warriors would have - Fulton, of course, backed games in a Chiefs shirt, having up that knock with another cen- hoped for a favour or two from signed to play in Japan next Cronulla as they sought to snap tury, making him just the fourth season. a 10-game losing streak. But Kiwi batsman to hit two tons in the Sharks missed only one one test match. Fulton was the - A week after tackle in 80 minutes as they ran first to achieve the feat since the New Zealand out 28-4 winners in Sydney on Andrew Jones in 1991, while Sunday, consigning the Warriors Breakers’ 16-game other members of the exclusive win streak came to an 11th consecutive defeat. club include Glen Turner and to a close, Miami Geoff Howarth. Heat’s winning run in the - Eight days shy of his - Harvard University can NBA was also 35th birthday, German tennis boast seven US Presidents, 19 halted. The Heat player Tommy Haas became Supreme Court Justices and were beaten the oldest man in 30 years to 46 Nobel laureates but, until by Chicago defeat the world No 1 when last week, they had never won on Thursday, he beat Novak Djokovic at the a basketball game at the NCAA Sony Open on Wednesday. Haas with the defendtournament. ing champions’ improved to 2-14 versus No 1 That changed when the Ivy players, with his only other win 27-game streak League champions upset the falling six short coming against Andre Agassi in highly-fancied New Mexico of the all-time 1999. 68-62 last Friday. record held by the 1971-72 LA Lakers. - After 10 months on - As Shane Smeltz the sidelines due to shoulder showed last weekend, it takes - APNZ


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Numbers not adding up By Michael Brown It’s not just on the NRL ladder that the Warriors rate poorly, they are also lagging behind on most statistical tables so far this season. The Warriors have been dreadful so far this season, slumping to three defeats from their opening three games and will hope to turn it around against the Cowboys at Mt Smart Stadium on Monday. On nearly every measure the Warriors have been poor. They are easily last when it comes to tackle breaks (42), last equal on tries scored (6), last on linebreaks (5), last on the number of completions (67), second-last on offloads (21) and have missed the fourth-equal most tackles (81). On top of that, they have also made 32 errors (8th equal worst in NRL). They have not been able to build pressure apart from a 30-minute period in the second half against the Roosters, which has invited trouble. Their poor completion rate means they see less of the ball, have to work a lot harder on defence, fall off more tackles

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and become more vulnerable. This has consequently affected confidence, which has blunted their attack. In reality, they are trapped in a vicious cycle of their own making. No one has been immune. Captain Simon Mannering, normally the study of consistency, has been poor – he made three errors in the first half against the Roosters – and has looked visibly gloomier around camp than he normally is. “I’m going to have to start playing a lot better than I have been, that’s for sure,” he said. “I’m not helping the team at all with my performances. That’s my first area I have to sort out. Around trainings, it’s a matter of making sure we keep high standards that we can take into a game. “We are going to have to work a lot better than we have done. When you play the way we have played you almost start accepting some bad habits and that’s not what you want. It creeps into your game and it’s not a good look at all. It’s a matter of putting a performance together as a group and individually that you know you are capable of. If we do that, we won’t have to worry about the result.”

Of course, the Warriors haven’t enjoyed a positive result in their last 11 matches. Mannering insists he’s not thinking about last season, when they lost their last eight games, but it’s clear many of the doubts from that period are lingering. It’s irrelevant if it’s a threegame or 11-game losing streak because the fact remains they are a long way from where they should be. “It’s disappointing,” Mannering said. “The way we are playing is pretty hard to cop. But there’s still very much a desire in the squad to get ourselves out of this and perform well on the field.” It hasn’t helped that myriad injuries have hit them early in the campaign, and none more so than at hooker and prop. Nathan Friend is a chance to play at hooker on Monday, which would be a welcome return to the problem area, and Sam Rapira also returns after a week out with a hand injury, but they will still be without front-rowers Russell Packer and Steve Rapira. It has affected their prop rotation – most teams carry four props in their 17 – and meant they have had to employ Sebastine Ikahihfo, normally a

second-rower, up front. Regardless, coach Matt Elliott still expects to win and wants the public to hold similar expectations of his side. “Let’s not dampen expectations,” he said. “I want to deal with that. We don’t want to get off the radar. “I at least want to give ourselves a chance to compete for the game but at the moment we are just not giving ourselves an opportunity to do that.” Teams for the NRL rugby league match between the Warriors and Cowboys at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, on Monday (6pm):

Warriors: Kevin Locke, Glen Fisiiahi, Dane Nielsen, Konrad Hurrell, Ngani Laumape, Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Elijah Taylor, Ben Matulino, Ben Henry, Simon Mannering (c), Todd Lowrie. Interchange: Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Pita Godinet, Bill Tupou. Cowboys: Matthew Bowen, Ashley Graham, Brent Tate, Kane Linnett, Antonio Winterstein, Johnathan Thurston (c), Michael Morgan, Matthew Scott (c), Scott Moore, James Tamou, Gavin Cooper, Glenn Hall, Dallas Johnson. Interchange: Anthony Mitchell, Ashton Sims, Scott Bolton, Jason Taumalolo, Blake Leary. - APNZ

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How effectively the Crusaders keep Andries Bekker under control is looming as crucial to their hopes of securing a victory over the Stormers in Cape Town tomorrow. Bekker, the 29-year -old Springboks lock in the form of his life for the Stormers, has added an all-round game to his undoubted lineout ability, and Todd Blackadder has admitted his team will target what he called the home team’s “talisman”. “He’s almost their thermometer,” said Blackadder. “Whenever he plays well, they play well. In the last couple of years we’ve certainly put a lot of focus into shutting him down. We’ve got Sam Whitelock on the lineout case and we’ll really try to put a lot of pressure on him in the lineout. Certainly, he’s their talisman and if you put a lot of pressure on him, you put a lot of pressure on their forward pack so if we can manage to dominate him, and he’s a quality player, we’ll give ourselves a good chance to get on top of them.” George Whitelock, the captain in the absence of Kieran Read, added: “He’s a really big part of the Stormers game. He’ll win the lineout ball and they’ll have some sort of midfield set-up and he will come around the corner and be the first carrier. If we can stop it at the source we believe we’ll be right in the game.” The Crusaders’ lineout won’t be the same without Read, who stayed in Christchurch after scans on his toe following the Kings victory showed ligament damage. The way Luke Romano, who like Sam Whitelock is an All Black, came through the Kings game following a rib injury, however, will boost the Crusaders, as will the form of Read’s replacement Luke Whitelock. The 22-year-old doesn’t have the ball-carrying ability of Read – few do – but he does the basics extremely well and makes few mistakes. Apart from Bekker, the Crusaders are also likely to target first-five Elton Jantjies, a talented attacker who can be vulnerable on defence. “Potentially there might be a weakness there but we’ve got to get clear ball into space for that to happen so right across the board there are chinks in their armour,” Blackadder said. There were hints that the way second-five and captain Jean de Villiers rushes up on defence could force the Crusaders to travel down Jantjies’ channel, rather than look for width as they have in recent weeks. The Chiefs also showed in their defeat to the Stormers that the South Africans are vulnerable to grubber kicks behind the defence. Willi Heinz remains halfback in place of Andy Ellis because of Heinz’s form and the ability of the latter to cover first-five in the absence of Dan Carter, said Blackadder.  - APNZ


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Thunder hits the streets By Gabrielle Stuart As this year’s Methven Mountain Thunder ride kicks off, 79-year-old Bryan O’Hara will roll out his bike again to line up with the other competitors this weekend. With tight corners to negotiate and motorcycles reaching speeds of up to 200/kmh at the street race, it’s not the way most would envision spending their retirement. But not only does the retired Methven farmer race every year, bringing a high-speed street race to the town was his idea. Mr O’Hara has been riding for less than ten years, and started racing competitively through the Classic Action Motorcycle Sport club in Christchurch. “I went down to watch a meet they had in Rakaia. “I had an old bike sitting in the shed

and I thought ‘I could do that’.” It wasn’t long afterward that Mr O’Hara came up with the idea of bringing his new hobby to Methven. “We were thinking about venues at a meeting of the club. “Methven is handy to Christchurch and Timaru, and has a very nice town centre too with lots of trees and paving for spectators.” He said convincing the township to host the race was not a difficult task. “It took about 10 minutes. “The Lion’s club voted unanimously in favour of hosting the race, and the council weren’t hard to convince. “Methven’s not sleepy, it’s a really livewire place.” Since then Mr O’Hara has seen the race “grow like topsy”, and is looking forward to competing for the fourth year this Easter weekend. “I’m looking forward to it. “I don’t expect to win; I see myself as a participant more than a competitor. “But it’s good fun.” He will be riding a vintage British 1951 BSA bike at the Mountain Thunder ride this year, one of his collection of four vintage bikes. “I love old bikes, old stuff, old tractors, old people. “The old bikes aren’t as fast as the new ones, but you can tinker with them and fix them yourself. “Which is good because they’re old, so you have to.” Mr O’Hara is looking forward to a bright future for the race in Methven, but makes no promises he’ll be competing himself in future years. “I’m taking it year by year. We’ll see how it goes.”

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Streets reverberate with thunder The sun set in Methven on a peaceful town centre, but rose on a high-speed raceway and hive of activity. Reporter GABRIELLE STUART investigated the transformation of the town.


members to be there to help with fencing, and said they were more +()#$,-#.#/'0 than happy to help out. “We’ll+,%&-.'. turn up before 7am and there’ll be a lot of fences to be put up, then in the afternoon it’s a rush to get the road back in action. “We just want to make sure the job’s done as fast as possible.” When the last race finishes the deployment of volunteers will spring back into action, clearing the streets of debris, fencing, bales and the last of the motorcycles. After a kilometre of road is swept and the area is given a polish, traffic will resume on the streets at more conservative speeds. By 6pm the only traces left of the motorcycles roaring through the town should be the lingering scent of fuel and burnt rubber. Charles Whitehead of the Methven Lions Club said the last weeks of preparation had been hectic. “It takes a lot of work, a lot of preparation. The planning is ongoing, and as soon as the races finish we start getting ready for another one.”

Planning the event required consent from the council, but Ashburton District Council communications officer Sharin Shaik said the event had been successful and well run in previous years and the council was not expecting problems this year. “We accept that there will be additional noise on the day, but with all the publicity around the event it’s likely that most residents are aware of the event,” said Council Regulatory Manager Richard Wade. Traffic management plans had to be provided and a community consultation held before the council could grant permission to close the road on the day, and community planning manager Gavin Thomas said the plans had been approved by both the council and NZTA. Organiser Rachel Moore said that the Methven Lions Club estimated more than $100,000 of extra revenue would be generated for businesses in the area from people visiting for the racing. “We gen-

erally have around 3000 spectators each year, and around 71% last year came from outside of Mid Canterbury. “If you count food and accommodation costs that’s a lot of business for the district, and with 20 per cent of those business owners or managers it’s raising Methven’s profile in the South Island too.” And it’s not just in New Zealand that people are interested in the ride. Spectators David and Tina Brown travelled from Australia to watch the racing, after hearing good things about it from a friend in Methven. “She told us how good Mountain Thunder was last year, so when we were planning our trip to New Zealand we managed to coincide it with the street races this year,” Mr Brown said. “We don’t have anything like that in Australia.” "

It may look like magic, but prelocal clubs, Michelle Brown of the paring for the Methven Mountain Methven Scouts club said it was a $%&'()*% Thunder ride involves far more win/win situation for everyone. than a wave of a wand. “It helps us with our fundraising Before the first rays of dawn and it brings a lot of people in the begin to show this morning memarea so it’s good for the parents, bers of the Methven Lions Club good for the district, and it’s good will have been up and about, setfor the local communities since ting up by the light of torches, all the profits come back into the streetlights and vehicle headlights. district.” With just a few hours to transAround 600 bales of straw form the town, organiser Rachel are used as extra safety fencing Moore said that an army of helparound the track each year, and as ers were needed to get everything drought and other factors affected ready in time. supply finding enough bales had As soon as the road closed at often been difficult. 6am volunteers from local clubs, Lions Club member Ron Smith several Methven farmers and said all 600 bales had been lent to the local pride of Methven Lions the club this year. descended, along with 600 bales of “Watson Contracting have let straw and metres of security fencus borrow them for the race, and ing. Methven Trucking is giving a hand With plenty of hands and some with hauling. farm machinery, they had only “Sometimes I’ve had to do the 7&4.%(-&3:(4%&3,--+,2602/&1'%& a couple of hours to create order whole lot of hauling myself, but +&03&GMI8&GMI&03&%N,(.&1+&1'%&'%0/'1&+*& before the gates opened at 9am. the farmers from the Lions are More than 50 members of local always there with their trucks and clubs and sports groups were up tractors to help set the bales out.” before dawn to help out on the John Fulton of the Methven & day. With a portion of the Rugby Football Club proceeds expected more than donated 20 each 8&& year to the



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SPORT • Celtic squash Results from this week’s round of the Celtic Squash Club’s summer league competition: Lucas Hooper drew with John Surridge 2-2; Rebecca Abernethy beat Brendon Clarke 3-0, Mick Hooper lost to Pat Summerfield 1-3; James McCloy lost to Chris O’Reilly 1-3. Jane Lowe beat Rachel Prendergast 4-0, Maria O’Reilly lost to Marie Kennedy 1-4, Pete Blacklow beat Petr Holub 4-0, Pat Summerfield lost to Paul Cousins 1-3. Chris O’Reilly lost to Billy Nolan 1-3; Ed Harrison beat Mark Holmes 2-1; Chrissie Stratford beat Robbie Kok 4-0. Chauntel Kentish lost to Jenni Ryk 0-3; Laurence McCormick lost to Jock O’Connor 1-2, Steve Devereux beat Petr Holub 2-1.

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Ben Mably, Jack Meyrick and Shaun Stagg with their Governor General’s Youth XI ties presented after last weekend’s match against the Past New Zealand XI at the Willows Cricket Club.

Willows a superb experience By Jonathan Leask Three young Mid Canterbury cricketers played out their childhood dreams last Sunday. Ben Mably, Jack Meyrick and Shaun Stagg played in the Governor General’s Youth XI against a Past New Zealand XI, featuring some of their boyhood

idols, at the Willows Cricket Club. The Youth XI batted first and Mably top scored with 35 batting at number four, while Meyrick came in at eight and finished up 18 not out in the total of 175/8. It was a great experience for the youngsters, facing former opening bowlers Shayne O’Connor and Geoff Allott as

well as Richard Petrie and Aaron Gale, who took 3/48. The Past XI then had their turn at bat with Stagg, who didn’t bat, opening up the bowling to the likes of Chris Harris, who he removed for 30 on his way to figures of 1/36. Meyrick also shone with the ball taking 2/46 off his seven overs, removing the hard hitting

Matthew Bell for 41 and Paul McEwan while Mably bowled without luck to finish 0/20. However, the Past XI showed their class with Mark Douglas guiding the experienced campaigners towards the win until he was run out for 91, from a great piece of fielding from Meyrick, with the Past XI getting home for a six wicket win.

Breakers in dance of the desperates By Michael Brown The Breakers are in the unusual position of having won their opening match of the ANBL playoffs but their experiences over the past couple of seasons means they will know exactly what they will face in game two in Sydney on Monday afternoon. The Breakers can wrap up their semifinal series against the Kings on Monday after their comfortable 81-64 win at Vector Arena on Thursday night but are wary of an opposition fighting for their survival. Of course, the Breakers were beaten in the first game of the playoffs on each of the last two seasons and faced elimination if they didn’t win the second game. It’s that experience which could

prove valuable, especially with a number of old heads in their team like Dillon Boucher, Mika Vukona and CJ Bruton who remember what it was like for them. “Any time you play someone facing elimination, they’re desperate,” coach Andrej Lemanis said. “It’s always the challenge. It’s about rising up for that next game. “It’s a good opportunity for us to see where we are at, to meet that. We have experienced this before and I think that’s one of the advantages we have. We are playoff-hardened. We understand what it takes and where it goes in playoffs and the fact that, when people face elimination, their desperation is that one level up. We have to match that desperation. If you don’t, you lose. If you do, you have a chance to win.”

If they do, they will progress to the grand final series and be one step closer to claiming a famous three-peat. The form book would suggest they would meet arch-rivals Perth, who thrashed Wollongong 93-65 in their opening playoffs match on Friday night and who can wrap up their spot in the grand final on Sunday. Dangerously, Perth are on a 14-game winning streak and have lost only once in their new venue, and that was in the opening game to lowly Adelaide. The Breakers are trying not to look ahead to any potential match-up with Perth and they just need to look at the other games they have had against Sydney this season to remember that. The Kings are one of only two teams to beat the Breakers this season and lost two other

games on the final shot of the match. It’s something Shane Heal pointed out after Thursday night’s game and the Sydney coach said his players couldn’t afford to limp out of Auckland with their heads down. “That’s not how you turn series around,” he said. “It’s about making adjustments, staying positive and coming in with a desire to beat a championship team. “I’ve seen series turn around very quickly. Our goal now is to send it to a game three. If we do that and come back, then we’ll give ourselves a chance. We have to hang in there. We’ve been going against the odds all year – everyone predicted we were going to finish last. There’s not a whole lot to lose for us but there’s a lot of things to be able to gain.”- APNZ

Olympic gold medallists Mahe Drysdale, Jo Aleh and Hamish Carter are among a select group of 10 international Kiwi athletes lining up in Monday’s clash of the codes event at the Queen Street Golden Mile race. Last held 30 years ago, the race has been reprised by 1976 Olympic 1500m gold medal winner Sir John Walker and his Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation. It features elite men’s and women’s races but has more than 15 races including a citizen mile – open to anyone over 16 and the clash of the codes. Drysdale, Olympic single sculls champion in London, and his partner Juliette Haigh, who won bronze in the women’s pair, were the first athletes to commit to the clash of the codes – for teams of - APNZ two competitors.

• Chch cricket venue First it was Eden Park back on the test cricket roster this week; now Christchurch is hoping to be an international venue again in time for the World Cup in early 2015. The city hasn’t hosted an international since the February 2011 earthquake. It’s last match was an ODI against Pakistan on January 29 that year, 23 days before the quake. But now Canterbury Cricket are an Environment Court decision, and a pile of funding, away from having a boutique-style ground up and running. The ground is at Hagley Park, close to the centre of the city and with a capacity of up to 20,000, including temporary seating. The playing arena is already at international standard. There is an all-around embankment, a pavilion and lights to be added. There are 11 pitches on the block, and it meets International Cricket Council minimum outfield standards. The Environment Court hearing starts on June 4 and is due to finish by the end of that month but the decision date is - APNZ unknown. 

Uncertainty hangs over Wellington Phoenix By Michael Brown The only thing certain for a lot at the Wellington Phoenix is their season concludes tomorrow with a visit of the Melbourne Victory. It brings to an end a season of terrible under-achievement after high expectations and one that also claimed a casualty with the resignation of Ricki Herbert as

coach. The biggest goal tomorrow is getting some sort of result that propels them ahead of the Melbourne Heart on the ladder and means they avoid the wooden spoon. The two teams are locked on 27 points with one game remaining but the Heart, who host a Newcastle still with a chance of making the playoffs tomorrow, have a significantly better goal difference.

Wellington have received more than 200 applications for the vacant head coach’s role and after a period of will he or won’t he, interim coach Chris Greenacre decided against applying for the top job. “I have absolutely loved the role [as caretaker coach] and it’s been a massive learning curve but I still need to work on being a good coach,” he said. “If ever an

opportunity came up to be a head coach here or elsewhere I would love to do it. “That’s something that is quite far down the track. I really want to earn my stripes first. I have only been in charge for four or five games and there’s not been a lot of pressure on me because of the position we have been in. A head coach has to deal with that pressure from the start. I don’t think

I’m ready to do that yet.” Greenacre would dearly love to stay on as assistant coach but that decision will by up to whoever is appointed head coach. Failing that, Greenacre is keen to remain at the club in some capacity, with the academy a possible avenue. “I hope I still have a future at this football club,” he said. “This is where I want to be.”  - APNZ



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Valiant victory for Hampstead To see more or purchase photos By Jonathan Leask An under-manned Hampstead pulled off a 12-10 win over Southern to open the Combined Country Cup rugby competition on Thursday night. Hampstead pulled together a starting 15 to claim a valiant win while in Dunsandel, Rakaia came away with a 32-15 bonus point win over Dunsandel-Irwell. With 12 starters unable to play Hampstead had to scrape together a starting 15, with the game close to being called off until Hampstead cobbled together a front row. Surprisingly Hampstead made all the play for the first 60 minutes before Southern mounted a comeback only to be thwarted by a desperate Hampstead defence. A short ball from first-five eight Mafua Ula put flanker Isoa Korowale under the posts and Tevita Ulu converted to put Hampstead up 7-0. Hampstead made all the early play in the first half but only went to the break with the one try advantage while Southern were constantly frustrated with basic errors. With his third penalty attempt

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Southern’s Michael Collins completes the tackle, but Hampstead’s Nicki Verevodi offloads during the opening round match of the Combined Country Cup. Alex So’oialo put Southern on the board only for Hampstead to conjure up another try with Ulu coming off the back of the scrum to bust over to put his side up 12-3. Hampstead had a perfect opportunity to extend the lead but a loose pass spoiled a threeman overlap and let Southern off the hook, and still in touch.

After 60 minutes of Hampstead dominance Southern went to work and Jon Dampney barged over from close range and the So’oialo conversion made it 12-10. Southern kept coming, producing a forward driven onslaught in the Hampstead line but the hosts held on desperately to clinch a hard-fought win, showing plenty

of grit and determination. It was the host that also dictated the terms in the first half in Dunsandel before Rakaia ran away for the win in the second half. Rakaia had first half tries to Kyle Gray and Andrew Jolly but Dunsandel made the most of the play and came up with a try on half-time to go to the break at

10-all. An Andrew Fluker penalty kick started the second half before tries to Richard Williams, Dwayne Burrows and Cawte Whiting, with two conversions from Fluker made it 32-10. Dunsandel came up with a late consolation try but Rakaia took away a valuable five points to start the competition in style. • Team previews P24

Reds sneak past Highlanders By Wynne Gray Super 15 games are never about one player. However, within that framework some individuals create an extensive impact. Much of that inquisition last night in Dunedin was on the contributions of rival halfbacks Will Genia and Aaron Smith, who have been so influential for their international sides. Smith has been steady this season but not much more in a reflection of the way the Highlanders have been travelling in the first segment of the series. They were unable to break that lethargy as the Reds pinned a

34-33 victory to their results chart to revive their chase of the Brumbies for the lead in the Australian section. Genia has returned from knee surgery, slowly at first but tonight in Dunedin he cranked through his entire kitbag to earn the plaudits of former All Black turned commentator Justin Marshall. “He’s some player Will Genia, the best in the world,’’ Marshall said after half an hour. Genia’s production contrasted with his image in the pre-game huddle where he yawned through the team rev-up. But once referee Jaco Peyper whistled the start, Genia hit his skills button. Not that Smith was

far adrift. He got to the rucks better than he has done, made a snipe or two, but a pass here and a kick there were not quite what he would have wanted. Smith had one thing over his rival when he doubled as lineout thrower and halfback while skipper Andrew Hore went to the sinbin for a professional foul. Meanwhile, Genia looked as though he was casually waiting for a bus at the back of the Reds ruck. He scanned the field and played the shortside with rare aplomb as he got his forwards and runners to peel back the Highlanders’ line. When necessary he speared a pass wide and he was often

in the backfield to defuse the Highlanders’ long kicking game. The Reds’ allround game was too complete, their organisation more effective and Genia crowned that supremacy with the visitors’ bonus point try. They worked a scrum and when Quade Cooper hinted at a dummy run blind to unnerve the Highlanders defence, Genia ran wide and kept on going. Hore and Tony Woodcock returned from injury in the frontrow for the Highlanders but, like international teammate Ma’a Nonu, found it tough to ignite some sting. Wing Hosea Gear and little Buxton Popoali’i on the other

flank and fullback Ben Smith were lively but there is a lack of bite in the looseforwards and a lack of zip and crunch outside Smith. The wings created late hope of a revival when they combined for a converted try in the final quarter push for victory. Nonu finally found an attacking channel with some good ball and he swivelled past three or four tacklers to score as the changing complexion of the match continued. Cooper and replacement five eighths Lima Sopoaga goaled kicks in the pressure run to the finish as the Highlanders got within a point but no further. - APNZ

Nanai-Williams shines for Chiefs despite injury By Patrick McKendry Tim Nanai-Williams is contemplating the luxury of two weeks off as he recovers from a groin injury which has hampered him since the start of the season. Nanai-Williams’ groin injury began last season and was an

almost constant issue. This season it has been better, but sitting out today’s match against the Blues at Mt Maunganui and the Chiefs’ bye next weekend allows him to rest and get in some quality training. Coach Dave Rennie has revealed that the little 23-year-old, who has been shining in the unfamil-

iar centre position for the Chiefs this season, has not been able to do any speed work or leg weights for the past three weeks. “We need to get a bit of speed work and sharpness into him,” Rennie said. “We haven’t been able to do that for the past three weeks. It’s just in his best interests that we give him a rest and

after the bye he’s back where he was at the start of the season. “He had it last season as well. It’s not easy for these boys, they go straight from our campaign into the ITM Cup and then straight back to us.” Regardless, Nanai-Williams has been impressive. His try after skipping past Highlanders sec-

ond-five Ma’a Nonu in the first game of the season would have piqued the All Blacks’ selectors’ interest and he maintained his form despite the injury, though he appeared tired in the Highlanders’ rematch in Hamilton last weekend following the team’s return from South Africa. - APNZ


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013



Senior rugby kicks off The 2013 senior rugby season is under way with the spread-out Easter round kicking off on Thursday night. Sports reporter Jonathan Leask takes a look around the five senior sides in the Combined Country Cup.

Celtic Celtic was able to go toe-to-toe with most teams last year, but seemed to always be the one to come up short. After a strong run to finish last season, Dave McCrea hopes his troops can recreate the confident play from day one. Celtic’s forward pack has suffered a big loss in flankers Matt Miller and Nick McKain but still have Dan Hurley and Will Hintz. Dan Dwyer is back in the middle row with Ross McKay, who stepped up to the Mid Canterbury team last year. The front row was an issue at times last year but Tukulua Tolu comes back to the club he played one season for before going to Hampstead and racking up 100 games. Tolu joins Alan Dampney, Juan Gray, Johnny Burnside and new prop Sam Dominic. Des Kruger is off overseas to play cricket but Englishman Ross McKay Nathan Wolf will wear the number 10, and there’s a new midfielder the team calls “Solo”. The Celtic backline again has a youthful look to it with Sam Hurley, Dave Morrison and Sean Strange. In the backline Mark Summerfield is the constant at halfback. After guaranteeing his retirement after last year’s Watters Cup final, Jason Feutz has had the boots on, but the comeback is yet to be confirmed while Jason Morrison is on the injured list. Celtic starts their season on Tuesday against last year’s beaten semi-finalist Darfield before a tough away trip to beaten finalist Lincoln. Then they host Hampstead, and are away to Waihora before the unfancied Ohoka at home, then a clash with Southern.

Hampstead Hampstead has shown glimpses of promise against the big guns, but constantly fallen short of the top eight over the last few seasons. This year’s Hampstead side has a fresh look about it, but there are still a number of familiar figures in the side. Sia Fifita played 100 games for the club predominantly at halfback feeding the ball into the scrum hundreds of times, but he will start 2013 in a new role, hooking the ball instead and feeding it to the line-out. While the club centurion Fifita becomes a new face in the front row, a fellow centurion

Tukulua Tolu will be missing, donning the green of Celtic this season. Big ball running flanker Sefo Makaui is yet to confirm his playing intentions. In the backline Josh Nonu proved a potent attacking weapon out wide with older brother Manase a strong runner in the midfield and the pair are joined by a third Nonu, Naki this season. Outwide they also have Mid Canterbury winger Faaleapu Faalavaau. With Fifita moving up front, the club has two new halves fighting for the number nine jersey in Sione Toui and Maamallo Toumohu. Hampstead’s biggest hurdle will be over the opening rounds and getting continuity, with the North Island drought making for a big demand at the meat works. In the next three weeks Hampstead have Darfield away, a trip across town to Celtic and then host Lincoln, which could make or break their season.

Methven Methven has been in the top four for the last three years, but they face an uphill challenge to keep their streak alive. Methven has lost six vastly experienced players since last year and will be without two others for the start of the season. Methven’s backline has been decimated, losing halfback Chris Lock, fullback Dan Maw, wing Hayden Dwyer and centre Ben Kitching, while inside back Richard Catherwood will sit out the start of the season. The only respite has been the return of experience at first five eight David Maw who slots back into the number 10 jumper. Winger Pete Shearer will again captain the side that sees Sam Lock start at halfback, Max Bullivant step into the vacant midfield and Ollie Topham takes over at fullback. The forward pack has also lost some experience with Pete McAndrew and Tim O’Sullivan retired but with Mid

Canterbury flankers Mitch Sim and Greg Spence they are covered, and have a new number eight in Richard Webby. The still have the experienced Simon Fleetwood and Stephen Blackwell in the front row and Sam Grant at lock while lock Andrew Smith is also on the injured list. “We are a bit lighter on experience than we have been in previous years, but the young guys coming through are capable of playing some good rugby,” coach Dale Palmer said. Methven open their season against the defending champions Southbridge, a side they drew 13-all with last year, and then head to the unknown quantity of Burnham. They host Rakaia in week four and then head north to Oxford before hosting Kaiapoi.

Rakaia Rakaia ran out of players in 2012, but with everyone back up and running and some new recruits they are eyeing a big finish this year. Rakaia was decimated with injuries throughout last year’s season and looked to build depth in the offseason, and Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft believes they have achieved that. “We had our fair share of injuries and were left scraping the barrel, having to call up senior B players, and it cost us,” Foxcroft said. One big player movement is the return of Dwayne Burrows back after a season in the Hawkes Bay to form a new look midfield. Burrows was a linchpin in Rakaia’s Watters Cup success in 2011 and will slot into a new look backline, with new recruits Andrew Fluker in the number 10 jersey and Richard Williams at second five eights. With halfback Cawte Whiting and fullback Josh Walker, coming off his first season of Mid Canterbury rep rugby, Rakaia boast a potent backline.

In the forwards Rakaia has hooker Kyle Gray returning from a knee reconstruction to take up the captaincy again from Mark Andrew, who also had an injuryinterrupted season last year. Rakaia’s forward pack also features Mid Canterbury representatives Haka Tichborne, Ron Manu, Alipeti Polotele and Tuataina Samisoni. Rakaia have last season’s strugglers Saracens at home next Saturday before heading to face the defending champions Southbridge and a trip inland to meet Methven followed by the bye.

Southern Forward dominance has been the Southern trademark for over a decade, and it looks to be no different this season. Nathan Hellier’s side still boasts an experienced forward pack but his backline is a work in progress. “We are looking okay, there are lots of numbers and a lot of new faces so trying to get some continuity going,” Hellier said. A lot of new players have come in but the key figures remain up front. Hooker-comeJames Carr flanker James Carr will lead the experienced forward pack featuring the rangy Jon Dampney, Paddy Davis and Mid Canterbury lock Logan Bonnington. However, Hellier said the loss of versatile flanker Ryan O’Sullivan would leave a big hole for someone to fill in their defence, a defence that won them a lot of games last year. The backline will again be an unknown quantity for Southern. Mid Canterbury halfback Will McKenzie and Kyle Brown are two of the key cogs that remain, but they will miss their prolific point scoring Scottish fly-half Ewan Scott, whose kicking game complemented their strong defence and forward orientated play. Some experience has come back with James Hastings returning the midfield. “The rest of it’s all new and will be a bit of trial and error.” Southern have two tricky home games in Waihora and Ashley, a surprise quarter-finalist last year, both of whom beat Southern last year, before tough road trips to Glenmark and then Lincoln and then hosting Celtic.

LEFT: Sia Fifita CENTRE: Dwayne Burrows RIGHT: Dave Maw

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Club news Ashburton Toastmasters The Club ran its annual competition in the categories of Evaluation and International Contests. Norma Cameron delivered a 6 minute speech about the cat, the fig tree and the vegetable garden, for the Evaluation contestants, which was won by Will Grayling, with Nigel Barron runner up. After supper The International contest began, with a wide variety of prepared speeches: Jeff Withington spoke on Sleep Apnoea entitled “The Silent Assassin”; Debra Curtin spoke about the origin of the Red Cross and Outward Bound; Will Grayling spoke about the NZ dream of white picket fences, 2.2 children, and a higher minimum wage; and Robin McClimont spoke about change, “Will it happen” in particular, going digital from analogue. The contest was won by Jeff Withington, with Will Grayling runner up. The area contest in these two categories will be held at the Ashburton Club (upstairs in the old Polytechnic in Cameron Street), where Ashburton will be hosting Timaru and two clubs from Lincoln. April 10 at 7pm sharp.

Ashburton Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club Full house for March club night, and Shirley’s Tyros was pumping out those favourite tunes. Michael welcomed some new members. Reminded us of our 30th anniversary, which we are celebrating at the Hotel Ashburton on May 26. Timaru are visiting us for our next club night April 15 at 8 o’clock. Bring a friend and have a good night of music. Bernard then presented the evening’s programme. Elizabeth McCormick played a delightful selection from “The easy keyboard bumper book”. There were some nice tunes in there. Marg Twamley then showed us that she hasn’t lost her pedal skills as she played the Kawai as nicely as I’ve ever heard it. Finally got it sussed. ”The minute you’ve gone” and “I just called” were two. Karen reminded us of St Patrick’s day with “The Irish washerwoman” “Irish wedding song” “Whiskey in the jar” and “Black velvet band”.



Michael then confessed that the he had gone out and purchased a second Kawai organ. So the hall organ now has a twin that we can go and practise on if we need to use it. He demonstrated then how he has ‘nutted’ it out, and it sounded like it should be played. It has only been used as a band organ in the past, so Michael’s selection showed what it could do. A bit of a break from setting up the keyboard. All you need is your music. In his case, his iPod. Some of the eight or so tunes he played: “Chopin gone mad” “Hawaiian wedding song” “I don’t see me” and “Edelwies” for Rose. Don rounded off a super evening with a selection of country and western songs on his beautiful Yamaha 9000. It was so nice, that everyone started singing along. You just felt like it. Some of the tunes: Stolen moments” “Have you ever been lonely” “your cheatin’ heart” “Careless hands”. The raffles were won by: Teresa O’Connell, Jackie Currie, Janet Smith, Maurice Millar, and Marg Twamley.

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club The March meeting of the Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club was held at the RSA Rooms with 82 members and visitors in attendance. Being the March meeting all were requested to wear or display something green, celebrating St Patrick’s day. Lion John Lynch deputising for President Meredith Lowe welcomed all to the changed venue for the evening with a special welcome to John Davis who would be entertaining and to Tony and Jan Sands who has agreed to become a member. Clipboards were circulated reminding members of the bowling fun day which is now to held on April 7th, the Lions 9 holes golf tournament on April 21st and the Wheat and Wheels Day on Butterick’s farm on April 13 and 14. For this event Pakeke have been asked to man the gates from 8.30 am to 3pm each day which will require a good number of volunteers to spend up to 1 ½ hours each. Members would also be helping with the Red Puppy street appeal. Following Grace said by Lion Clarrie Galway a sumptuous meal was served to the large number. Lion Ron Paterson then inducted Tony Sands, into membership of the Lions Club of


Ashburton Pakeke. The entertainer for the evening was then introduced by Lion Graham Taylor. John Davis had been playing music since the age of 8 years and by 17 he had a 4 piece band. He has performed on TV and appeared with the former well known Aunt Hazel on the now long gone “Hay’s Roof”. He has been a keyboard and organ teacher for 33 years. J ohn demonstrated his musicianship by playing a number of items from the Waltzes of Vienna concluding with two rousing Irish tunes. Lion Peter O’Neill advised of a new long term project that has eventuated. A boat that has been sitting on the shallow floor of Lake Hood for some time has been gifted to Pakeke by a former Lion member from North Otago. Pakeke has now taken possession of the boat and it is being stored at a member’s property awaiting the tender care and work needed to restore it to its former glory. It will be a restoration project over several years and will eventually be returned to Lake Hood resplendent in Lion colours for community use .

Ashburton Senior Citizens The social afternoon of the Ashburton Senior Citizens was held on Tuesday 12 March 2013. Hope played to her usual high standard while the audience was being seated. Arthur Berry welcomed everyone and led the birthday song for all those with a recent birthday. Yvonne then mentioned the AGM and introduced the one new member Bronnie McMurtrie and said that a donation of an article (under $10) would be appreciated for the raffles. First performers were Arthur and Jim Burgess with first, another story from Arthur, then they sang “One day at a time” and “Don’t fence me in” while the audience sang along, Lanae and Bruce Hill with their guitars sang Irish songs with lots of clapping and singing along. Jim and Arthur sang “If you ever go over to Ireland”, “Hey good looking”. Yvonne then gave a pleasing tune on her keyboard before Bruce and Lanae returned to the stage with “Maggie”, “Kate Daly” and more catchy songs. Yvonne introduced Noel who whistles along when the audience participates. Raffles were drawn and were followed by the RSA Ladies Choir with “Round the World”.

HELP With members in pairs representing various countries starting with Australia “Click go the shears”; Scotland “A Gordon for me”; Ireland “The rose of Tralee” and “Danny Boy”; Holland “Tulips from Amsterdam”; America ”Springtime in the rockies”; Mexico “South of the border” “Around the World” and “Now is the hour” to complete a lovely RSA item. After another delightful afternoon’s entertainment afternoon tea was served. For Total Mobility please ring 308-1237.

Nor’westers Musos Club February Jam - Part 2 Following on from Paul’s set, we had the first Jam Band for the day, this was made up of Mark Soster on guitar/vocals, Chris Grieve on drums, Paul Johnson on lead guitar & newcomer Peter Leonard on the bass. They kicked up a real storm with Masters Of War, from Bob Dylan , I’m On Fire from the Boss, Powderfinger, from the Godfather Of Grunge - Neil Young, Dirty Old Town, Little Red Rooster, and finished off with another Dylan number, Shelter From The Storm, a great set , well done guys, and hope to see you back Peter, great stuff. Jam Band no. 2 was Zippy on drums, Sam Blissett on bass, and Chris (mr multi-man ) Grieve on electric guitar/vocals. They ripped straight into an instrumental number, with Chris’s masterful guitaring blowing everyone away, not bad for a drummer mate !.Paul Simon’s - Late In The Evening followed, then another instrumental, this time a Hendrix no., some Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Wind Cry’s Mary from Hendrix, and finishing off with a couple of instrumentals. This set was a beaut , you would think these guys have been playing for years, terrific to say the least! Chris you betta be back soon, the natives are restless now! Hoppy was next in the hot seat with the acoustic guitar joined by Sam Blissett on drums. Sam as usual was professional as ever , but Hoppy, what was going on ???. but your’e a Star brother. Sam all the best from The Club with your journey across the ditch mate , Well another great outdoor jam , which looks like the last for the summer as getting cooler now so back indoors again. Thanks again to all the Staff at The Devon who do a terrific job as always for us .

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The Plains Ladies Probus Club

On 25th March Aine welcomed eighty-four members and twelve appologies were received. We received three resignations. Natalie gave the almoners report. Aine inducted a new member Anne Anderson. Natalie gave a report on the bus trip to Akaroa when twentyeight ladies enjoyed a stop at Little River ,and then on to Akaroa,where they had lunch at the cricket grounds,before going to visit the Giants House to see the gardens and wonderful mosaic features. After a brief look in town they visited Barrys Bay cheese factory on the way home. Next we moved on to the A G M .Appologies were as tabled.Elaine read the minutes from last year.Aine gave her annual report,having had a good year, excellent speakers,and some interesting outings.Treasurer Pat gave the financial report.Aine then introduced the Probus Area Representative,Milner Jacob,who chaired the election of officers.President Audrey Lowe,Secretary Alison Doig,Treasurer Pat Gibson,Vice President Sandy Saussey, Committee Rosemary Ashton,Rae Holdsworth, Joan Prendergast,Natalie Quantock, Past President Aine Whiting, and new members Val Dellow,and Jennifer Stewart.Aine thanked Elaine and Margaret,retiring committee members ,and presented them with a gift. Pat thanked Aine for her term as president,and also presented her with a gift.Aine presented Audrey with the chain of office. After the A G Ms formalities Milner then gave us an insight into his life.He grew up on a farm,had correspondence primary schooling,and then on to Ashburton High School. He was then in the army,then farmed,and was bailiff for some years before retiring. Some of his interests are bowls and vintage cars,which saw him restore the Armstrong Siddeley in which he and wife Jan have travelled all around the South Island. Milner leads an interesting and varied life ,being a member of several organisations in the Ashburton District. Aine thanked Milner and presented him with a fruit tray. Next meeting is Monday 22nd April.

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Aries 21 March - 20 April You seem to be firing on all cylinders as plans and projects can get undertaken at breakneck speed. However, though you’re good at starting things, you’re not always so good at finishing them. Will this be so now? Pick something that you’re excited about and you may find it easier to get results. Hearty exercise may help you feel calm and upbeat.

TAurus 21 April - 21 May You may feel that getting a reaction out of a partner is hard going. There may not be an easy blend of harmony or chat. Power struggles may show up too. If you can move beyond any domestic or romantic pettiness you could have an enjoyable time. There may be a lot to be said for going out with a friend or involving yourself in group activities.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June Although your social life is blossoming, a desire for success may be a part of your search for new friends and acquaintances. Being in the ‘in’ crowd may have many advantages that could spill over into promising opportunities for dating or meeting fabulous business associates who may be helpful for achieving current plans and goals.

CAnCer 22 June - 23 July Although you may be on a career roll and looking to get ahead of your current game, today’s Moon in Scorpio may put a dampener on your spirits, especially if you get to thinking of the past and of previous failures. This isn’t a helpful mindset. You’re in one of the best periods of the year for fulfilling your career dreams. Stay positive and determined.

Leo 24 July - 23 August Studying, travelling and generally exploring new ideas or beliefs is good for you and would certainly recharge your batteries. Folks at home may be trying to make you feel guilty for wanting to branch out on your own or expand your horizons. Don’t feel you have to compromise to enjoy your day. You may need to stand your ground though.

VirGo 24 August - 23 September A socially stimulating morning may bring invites and firm up a chance for a great weekend. Business deals may be successful too, especially if you can curb an impulse to go for get-rich-quick options and instead focus on solid options. You may be in the mood to push for better perks. Later, fun with romantic overtones may delight.

LibrA 24 September - 23 October You may feel crowded in by others who make demands. Friends, your sweetheart or perhaps colleagues may be bossy, moody or both. It’s very likely they’re not getting at you personally. They just need to get things done and they also know what they want. Feel free to shout back or make similar demands - they’ll probably understand.

sCorpio 24 October - 22 November You may be in your element with the Moon in your sign boosting your energy and your emotions. Plotting and scheming may be your way to ensure you get your needs met but today it might not work. It might be better to admit to your desires rather than try to fulfil them surreptitiously. Therefore, make honesty your policy Scorpio.

sAGiTTArius 23 November - 21 December Trying something new like a creative pastime, a sport or a perhaps a romantic adventure might appeal on a day when you’re absolutely itching to have some fun. Stay-at-home chores or responsibilities may seem a burden when there is so much enjoyment to be had. Cut loose and delegate if need be. Let your wild side out to play.

CApriCorn 22 December - 20 January If you’re planning on a party or some other form of entertainment then a romantic opportunity may be one of the fringe benefits. Magnetism may be strong and perhaps a plus for attracting an admirer. If you’re already committed, having friends over might give you and your sweetheart new options to consider. Conversation can open doors.

AquArius 21 January - 19 February Ideas and research and the desire to consume information may influence you profoundly. The more you know, the more you’ll want to know. You could find yourself at the bookstore purchasing a pile of tomes that you may never read. You might also have a desire to grab an internet course. But will you ever get around to reading all this?

pisCes 20 February - 20 March Getting your desires fulfilled may seem important, even if you have to spend a lot of money to get satisfaction. Every shop you enter or website you visit may seem to offer new delights that you could find hard to resist. But you might get even more satisfaction if you plan your spending or budget and opt for smaller or less expensive luxuries.

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N. Korea rockets put on standby North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered preparations for strategic rocket strikes on the US mainland and military bases after US stealth bombers flew training runs over South Korea. The order on Friday came as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, with tensions soaring on the Korean peninsula, said Washington would not be cowed by Pyongyang’s bellicose threats and stood ready to respond to “any eventuality”. Kim directed his rocket units on standby at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders, hours after nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers were deployed in ongo-

ing US joint military drills with South Korea. In the event of any “reckless” US provocation, North Korean forces should “mercilessly strike the US mainland ... military bases in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea”, he was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). While North Korea has no proven ability to conduct such strikes, Kim said: “The time has come to settle accounts with the US imperialists.” The youthful leader argued that the stealth bomber flights went beyond a simple demonstration of force and amounted

to a US “ultimatum that they will ignite a nuclear war at any cost”. An unidentified South Korean military official quoted by Yonhap news agency said a “sharp increase” in personnel and vehicle movement had been detected at the North’s midand long-range missile sites. The United States rarely acknowledges B-2 flights to the Korean peninsula, which remains technically at war. The flights came as part of annual drills between the United States and South Korea, which North Korea each year denounces as rehearsals for war. Pyongyang has been particu-

larly vocal this time, angered by UN sanctions imposed after its long-range rocket launch in December and the third nuclear test it carried out last month. The bulk of the threats emanating from Pyongyang have been dismissed as bluster. But Washington has opted to match the threats with its own muscle-flexing. “We will be prepared - we have to be prepared - to deal with any eventuality,” Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon. “We must make clear that these provocations by the North are taken by us very seriously and we’ll respond to that,” Hagel said, defending the B-2 – AFP deployment. 

• 117 dinosaurs A Queensland resort is one step closer to becoming Clive Palmer’s own Jurassic Park after the eccentric billionaire put in an order for more than 100 mechanical dinosaurs. The mining magnate, who is also building a replica Titanic, already has a tyrannosaurus rex called Jeff and an omeisaurus named Bones in his Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. Mr Palmer says he ordered another 117 animatronic dinosaurs from central China yesterday.  – AAP

• 15 students killed Mortar fire has killed at least 15 students at Damascus University, with state media blaming “terrorists”, its term for Syrian rebels, who are increasingly targeting President Bashar al-Assad’s seat of power. The attack came as battles between insurgents and loyalist troops raged in several districts on the edges of the city, and as warplanes targeted rebel enclaves in Irbin and other towns east of Damascus. “A total of 15 students were killed in a mortar attack launched by terrorists targeting the architecture faculty,” unversity dean Amer Mardini was quoted by the official SANA news agency as saying.  – AFP

• Mandela in hospital Nelson Mandela is responding positively to treatment after being re-admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the latest health scare for the much-loved anti-apartheid icon. President Jacob Zuma sought to reassure South Africans that Mandela was in good hands and there was no need to panic. “The country must not panic, Madiba is fine,” Zuma told the BBC, referring to South Africa’s first black president by his tribal name.  – AFP

• ‘Sorry’ for cat’s death India’s Jet Airways has voiced “sincere regret” and composed a lengthy public apology to the owner of a pet cat that was run over before boarding a flight from New Delhi to Singapore. The contrite statement of more than 1000 words was posted on Facebook, explaining the circumstances around the “sad and tragic demise” of the cat called James Dean and promising a review of the airline’s handling of animals. The feline and its owner were to take a flight, but James Dean leapt on to the tarmac and was run over by a vehicle before it could be loaded on to the plane.  – AFP

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Pope continues with humble Easter ritual Pope Francis washes the foot of an inmate at the juvenile detention Pope Francis kisses the foot of an inmate and washed the feet of a dozen inmates in a Holy Thursday ritual that he celebrated for years centre of Casal del Marmo, Rome, yesterday. as archbishop and is continuing now that he is Pope.

Judge allows Pistorius overseas Oscar Pistorius could compete at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, despite facing trial for the murder of his girlfriend. The 26-year-old is allowed to travel abroad to compete after a judge agreed to change his bail conditions. The decision means he can leave South Africa, and could

compete in the world championships in August. His agent, Peet van Zyl, did not rule out the move yesterday, saying if and when Pistorius competes will be up to him. “Neither myself nor his coach will put him under pressure.” Asked about the world championships, he said: “If he decides to run and goes there and if he

qualifies – it is all ifs, ifs, ifs. “He hasn’t trained for more than eight weeks. He is a worldclass athlete and he has to be prepared and he will not be under pressure to run.” Pistorius is awaiting trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa, last month. The “Blade Runner” has

been charged with premeditated murder, and is next due in court on June 4, with his trial likely to take place before the end of the year. Pistorius, a double amputee and six-time Paralympic sprint champion, claims he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.  – PA

• Sollecito in business The co-defendant in Amanda Knox’s retrial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher has set up a company to review cold cases and make money from them, Italian media report. Raffaele Sollecito, who is completing a degree in information technology, has registered the company, Experience Teller, in Switzerland with capital of 100,000 Swiss francs ($A101,000), the reports said. “I think this entrepreneurial idea is brilliant and clearly it is very linked to his personal experience,” Roberto Segala, Sollecito’s university lecturer in Verona in northern Italy, was quoted as saying.  – AFP


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Cyprus banks open calmly Cypriots have stayed calm as banks reopened after a nearly two-week lockdown, with the first capital controls of their kind in the eurozone saving the island from a catastrophic bank run. President Nicos Anastasiades tweeted his thanks to the citizens of the bailed-out eastern Mediterranean nation for their “maturity” after they patiently formed queues at banks that had been shuttered since March 16. Dozens of people were waiting outside banks when doors finally swung open, but the lines had vanished when they closed six hours later, and security guards posted at most branches had little to do. World stocks were largely up and the euro recovered versus the US dollar, despite lingering fears the crisis could spread to Italy, Spain and Slovenia. The 10-billion-euro ($A12.5 billion) EU-IMF rescue granted to Cyprus this week was the first to impose a levy on

bank depositors, while Cyprus is the first bailed-out eurozone nation to impose curbs on the movement of money. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said the restrictions could be lifted within a month “if everything goes as well as it did today”. Banks were handing customers lists of the curbs including a daily withdrawal limit of 300 euros ($A370), a ban on the cashing of cheques and a 1000-euro ceiling on money being taken abroad by travellers. Some people were even making deposits. “There is confidence, everything was fine,” unemployed electrician Philippos Philippou said as he emerged from a branch of Laiki bank, which will be wound up under the bailout. Five shipping containers filled with billions of euros were delivered to the Cyprus central bank late on Thursday, guarded by a helicopter and – AFP police cars. 

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The Body still turning heads at 50 Elle Macpherson is proof that being a supermodel can be life-long project. It’s fair to say that the years, all 50 of them, have been particularly kind to the six-foot (1.83m) Australian model. Dubbed “The Body”, Macpherson catapulted on to the world stage in 1986 when she first graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. The fresh-faced 22-year-old was photographed frolicking around Bora Bora in a revealing powder-blue one-piece. The cover still rates in the “Top 10 Hottest Sports Illustrated Girls”. Macpherson has appeared on the cover of the magazine a record five times – in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994 and 2006. As she blows out the 50 candles on her birthday cake (even if she doesn’t eat it) on March 29, there’s no doubt Macpherson is as busy now as ever. In the 1980s she became a member of an exclusive club of beauties that included Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford. These women, the first “supermodels”, became household names, and changed the modelling and fashion industry. While Macpherson was strutting her stuff as a model, she also set about becoming a multi-milliondollar businesswoman. She developed a lingerie label, Elle Macpherson Intimates, became a spokesperson for Revlon cosmetics and went on to create a skin care range, Invisible Zinc. More recently the mother-of-two has moved into fashion reality TV shows. Three years ago she got the gig of hosting Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. Over in the United States she hosts and produces a fashion competition series, Fashion Star. All this gives the Aussie plenty of red carpet invitations – and Macpherson never disappoints

in the maintenance and fashion department. Born Eleanor Gow on March 29, 1963, in the northern Sydney suburb of Killara, Macpherson aspired to a legal career until her modelling potential was spied in Aspen, Colorado. She was briefly married to Elle creative manager Gilles Bensimon in the late 1980s, but her two sons, Arpad and Aurelius, were the result of a later relationship with Frenchman Arpad Busson. There are now rumours the birthday girl is engaged to US real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer. While Macpherson still turns heads when she enters a room, some strange comments have come out of her mouth. Recently she was ridiculed for her Francophile ways when Qantas flight attendants were asked to direct questions to one of her minders, who would then relay the message to her in French.  – AAP

Aussie star arrested in sex abuse probe

A prominent Australian entertainer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences by officers investigating possible widespread abuse following the Jimmy Savile sex scandal. The 82-year-old man from Berkshire in south England was arrested yesterday in the United Kingdom and bailed until May pending further police inquiries. The Metropolitan Police won’t name the man involved unless he is subsequently charged. He did not have to appear in bail court yesterday. Operation Yewtree was established after a TV documentary aired allegations that former BBC disc jockey Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84, sexually abused countless children. A MET spokesman told AAP there were three categories of people subject to the investigation: Savile himself, people close to the presenter and “others”. The 82-year-old is in the last category which “is generally people who were in the public spotlight at around that time”, the spokesman said. The Berkshire man was interviewed under caution in late November 2012, five days after a search warrant was executed at his address in Berkshire. Police stressed the arrest was not connected to the specific allegations made against Savile. So far 11 people have been arrested as a result of Operation Yewtree. A police investigation concluded earlier this year that Savile was a predatory sex offender who abused youngsters as young as eight over more than 50 years, using his fame to rape and assault victims on BBC premises, in schools and hospitals.  – AAP

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Te Karere. (R, T) Hyundai Country Calendar. (R, T) Rural Delivery. (G) Fair Go. (R, T) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Chinese Food In Minutes. (Return, G, R) 9.30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus. (G, R, T) 12.00 Chef On A Mission. (Return, G, R) 1.00 Gordon’s Great Escape. (Final, PGR) 2.00 The Chase. (G, T) 3.00 Four Weddings Australia. (PGR, R) 4.00 Islands Of Britain. (Final, G, R, T) 5.00 River Monsters. (G, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Hyundai Country Calendar. (G, T) 7.30 MasterChef Masterclass. (R, T) 8.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (PGR, T) 9.30 Masterchef New Zealand. (G, T) 10.30 FILM: A Few Good Men. (1992, AO, R, T) 1.10 BBC World – BBC World News. 1.30 Talking Movies. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.15 Sport Today. 2.30 Fast Track. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Dateline London. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.10 My Country: China. 5.00 BBC World News. (Final) 5.30 Our World.

6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.20 Pocoyo. (G, R, T) 6.30 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, R, T) 6.35 Handy Manny. (G, T) 7.00 Small Blacks TV. (G) 7.25 Gravity Falls. (G) 7.50 Phineas And Ferb. (Final, G, R, T) 8.15 Generator Rex. (T) 8.45 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (G, R, T) 9.10 Young Justice. (G, R, T) 9.35 Zeke And Luther. (G, T) 10.00 Fresh. (PGR) 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 1.00 The Amazing Race Australia. (PGR, R, T) 2.30 Gary Unmarried. (PGR, R, T) 3.00 Bunheads. (PGR) . 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, T) 4.30 America’s Funniest Home Vidoes. (G, R, T) 4.55 The Wizard Of Oz. (1939, G, R, T) Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley Sr, Frank Morgan. 7.00 FILM: Shrek The Third. (2007, PGR, R, T) 8.55 FILM: The Rebound. (2009, AO, T) Catherine Zeta-Jones. 10.50 FILM: From Prada To Nada. (2011, PGR) 12.50 Two And A Half Men Marathon. (Final, PGR, R, T) 3.50 Anderson Live. (Final) 4.40 Small Blacks TV. (G, R) 5.05 Fresh. (PGR, R) 5.30 It Is Written.



6.00 Charles Stanley. 6.30 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 7.00 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G, R) 7.30 Knight Rider. (G, R) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 9.30 The Nation. 10.25 Media3. 11.00 3rd Degree presents The Vote. 12.00 Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. (G, R) 1.00 America’s Next Top Model: All Stars. (Final, PGR, R) 2.00 The Office. (G) 2.30 Sons Of Tucson. (G, R) 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. (G) 5.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 5.30 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (G, T) 7.30 Missing Pieces. (PGR, R, T) 8.00 Saving Gen y. (PGR, T) 8.35 CSI. (AO, T) Five bodies are found in what appears to be a meteor site in the desert, meanwhile, the investigation leads Finlay to revisit her past when she recognises one of the victims. 9.30 CSI: Ny. (AO, T) Danny and some rookie cops are caught up in a shooting when they go out for drinks after work. 10.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 12.25 Law & Order: Los Angeles. (AO) 1.10 Underage And Having Sex. (AO, R) 1.55 Underage And Having Sex. (AO, R) 2.40 FILM: Nine Months. (1995, PG, R, T) 4.25 Sons Of Tucson. (G, R) 4.45 Sons Of Tucson. (G, R) 5.05 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 11.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway UK. (PGR, R) 12.00 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Round 3. Highlights. 12.30 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus. (G, R) 2.30 Masterchef USA. (PGR, R) 3.25 Country House Rescue. (G, R) 4.30 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple. (G, R) 5.00 Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure. (G) 5.30 Prime News - First At 5.30. 6.00 Civilisation - Is The West History? (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (PGR) Dave Hester bids on a unit with a stockpile of antiques and Barry Weiss lands himself a locker, previously owned by a man with an antique weapons fetish. 7.30 American Idol. (G) We’re counting down! With the Top Five soon within their grasp who will be sent home tonight? 8.30 Secret Millionaire USA. (PGR) 9.30 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Chiefs v Blues. From Baypark, Tauranga. 11.35 Crownies. (AO) 12.35 FILM: The Rookie. (1990, M, R) 2.40 Love In Numbers. (AO, R) 3.30 FILM: Valkyrie. (2008, M, R) 5.35 Harry’s Practice. (G, R)

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6.00 6.25 6.35 6.45 7.10 7.35 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.35 12.00

Rural Delivery. (G, R) Homefront Extra. (Final, G, R) Gardens Of The World. (Final, R) Are We There yet? (Final, G, R, T) Sunday. (R, T) Tagata Pasifika. (R) Praise Be. (G) Attitude. (T) Q+A. Marae Investigates. Waka Huia. (T) Neighbourhood. (T) Fair Go. (R, T) Coronation Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 1.35 Horse Of The year Show 2013. 2.40 The Force. (Final, G, R, T) 3.00 Coastwatch. (G, R, T) 3.25 Hotel Inspector. (G, R, T) 4.15 The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show. (G, R, T) 4.40 Keeping Up With The Joneses. (G, R, T) 5.00 Our World: Living With Baboons. (G, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Sunday. (T) 7.25 Masterchef New Zealand. (PGR, T) 8.15 Packed To The Rafters. (PGR, T) . 9.00 House Husbands. (PGR, T) 9.45 FILM: Under The Tuscan Sun. (2003, AO, R, T) Diane Lane. A recently divorced woman holidaying in Tuscany buys a villa on a whim and encounters unexpected romance. 11.40 Q+A. (R) 12.40 Call 911. (PGR, R) 1.05 BBC World – BBC World News. 1.30 The Bottom Line. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.15 Sport Today. 2.30 Click. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Working Lives: Mozambique. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.30 TBA. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory.


6.00 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) 7.00 FILM: William And Kate. (2011, G, R, T) 8.50 In Search Of Pippa Middleton. (PGR, R) 10.00 Ellen. (G, R) 11.00 Cowboy Builders. (G) 12.00 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals. (Final, G, R, T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) 1.30 Come Dine With Me. (G) 2.00 Cookery School. (G, R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) 12.10 The Suspects. (AO, R, T) 1.05 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)

6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R, T) 6.50 The Magic Roundabout. (G, R, T) 7.00 What Now? (R) 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 11.40 FILM: Batman. (1989, PGR, R, T) 1.55 Batman Returns. (1992, PGR, R, T) Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer. Batman battles The Penguin, a mutant businessman trying to take over Gotham City, and Catwoman, a deranged woman with unknown motives. 4.00 Make It Or Break It. (Final, G) 4.50 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. (G, R, T) 5.15 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.35 Hoodwinked. (2005, G, R, T) Voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close and Jim Belushi. Two furry and feathered detectives investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny’s cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish woodsman. 7.00 FILM: Bedtime Stories. (2008, PGR, T) 8.35 FILM: The Time Traveler’s Wife. (2009, AO, R, T) Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. Henry suffers from a disorder that sends him unpredictably through time. Despite vanishing for lengthy periods, he tries to build a future with his love, Clare. 10.25 FILM: Michael. (1996, PGR, R, T) 12.15 Haven. (AO, R, T) 1.45 FILM: Lucky You. (PGR, R, T) 3.50 Who Dares Wins. (PGR, R, T) 4.15 It Is Written. (R) 4.45 Emmerdale. (Final, PGR, R, T) 5.35 Behind The Screen: Despicable Me. (G, R)


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Beyblades Metal Masters. (G, R, T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T) 8.35 Guess How Much I Love You. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 FILM: Where The Wild Things Are. (2009, PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Everything’s Rosie. (G) 3.10 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.25 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 3.50 Spongebob Squarepants. (R, T) 4.20 Alpha & Omega. (2010, G) 12.40 Off The Map. (AO, R, T) 1.35 Infomercials. 2.35 Rizzoli & Isles. (AO, R, T) 3.20 Make It Or Break It. (PGR, R) 4.10 Jeremy Kyle. (AO, R) 5.05 Who Dares Wins. (R, T) 5.30 Infomercials.

SUNDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 9.30 10.00 11.55

Life TV. (G) Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) Charles Stanley. (G) The Nation. Three60. Think Tank. (G) Home And Away Omnibus. (G, T) Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 12.50 Survivor: South Pacific. (G, R) 1.30 Survivor: South Pacific. (Final, G) 2.10 Ice Road Truckers. (G, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. 2013 Honda International Motocross Grand Prix. Highlights. 3.30 Motorsport. NZ Offshore Powerboat C’ship. Round 1. From Taupo, NZ. 4.00 Motorsport. NZ Superstock C’ship. Highlights. From Nelson’s Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Speedway. 4.50 Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 5.10 Dogs In The City. (G, T) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 FILM: Hop. (2011, G, T) 8.35 FILM: My Life In Ruins. (2009, PG, T) Nia Vardalos. 10.10 FILM: The Hopes And Dreams Of Gazza Snell. (2009, AO) 11.30 FILM: The Truth About Cats & Dogs. (1996, M, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G)


6.00 Knight Rider. (G, R) 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (G, R, T) 8.00 King Of Dirt. (G) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 10.30 The Shopping Channel. 11.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 Sons Of Tucson. (G, R) 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R, T) 1.00 Dr Phil. (PGR) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) 1.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.


6.00 Religious Programming. 10.30 Sport Box. (G) 12.00 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Sharks v Dragons. 1.15 Hot Property. (G, R) 1.40 Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) 2.30 Peta Unplugged In Tahiti. (G, R) 3.20 Netball. (G) Trans-Tasman Series. Highlights. 4.10 Super Rugby Highlights. (G) 5.00 Return To River Cottage. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News: First At 5.30. 6.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 6.25 Wildlife Patrol. (G) 6.50 Storage Wars. (G) 7.40 Antiques Roadshow. (Return, G) As a new series begins Fiona Bruce and the team are back to determine whether the treasures brought in are commonly owned antiques or, with luck, valuable pieces eagerly sought by collectors. 8.35 Earthflight. (G) Join us for a bird’s-eye view of South America, as condors soar along the Andes, scarlet macaws explore the Amazon and hummingbirds and vultures see the continent’s greatest sights. 9.35 Monroe. (Final, PGR) Someone gets ready for marriage, someone will resign and, in a horrifying turn of events, someone will hover between life and death. 10.30 Sea Patrol. (PGR) 11.20 Earth Under Water. (G, R) 12.20 Home Shopping. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.00 1.00 2.05 3.00

Home Shopping. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show. (G) All Saints. (PGR, R) Stargate Universe. (PGR, R) A colony of humans on an alien planet claim that they are the 2,000-year-old descendants of Destiny’s crew. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News - First At 5.30. 12.05 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Warriors v Cowboys. Replay. 1.50 Home Shopping. (G)

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MOVIE The Time Traveller’s Wife TV2, Sunday, 8.35pm Directed by Robert Schwentke Chicago librarian Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) has a genetic disorder that causes him to involuntarily travel through time, but he nevertheless manages to build a relationship with artist Clare Abshire (Rachel McAdams) in this adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s hugely popular novel. Romance, adventure and science fiction combine in a rich tale of love and loss.

FOUR FOUR TODAY 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R)

7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Invader Zim. (G) 8.40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.05 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.30 Power Rangers: Samurai. (G, R) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Pukana. (G) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Big Time Rush. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 FILM: Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009, G, R) Voices of Tim Curry, Jerry Lewis, Matt Lauer. George sets off on a wild cross-country adventure after he innocently decides to reunite an elephant with his family. 8.15 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (PGR) Kim plans a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her son’s birthday, but she fails to invite Kyle. 9.15 Face Off. (PGR) The competing artists are tasked with creating original movie monsters based on sketches done by children. 10.15 Excused. (AO) 10.40 Poker After Dark. (PGR) 11.40 The Edge On FOUR. (R) 12.10 Infomercials. (G) Sunday 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Casper Scare School. (G) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Invader Zim. (G) 8.40 Go Diego Go. (G, R) 9.00 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.25 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Glee. (PGR, R) 12.40 Glee. (PGR, R) 1.25 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G, R) 1.35 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.25 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.35 Pukana. (G) 4.00 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.25 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 4.50 Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.15 iCarly. (G, R) 5.40 iCarly. (G, R) 6.05 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 Top Chef Just Desserts. (G) A sweet salute to the 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ tasks the chefs to create a ‘Pure Imagination Room’, and all objects in it must be edible. 7.15 Survivor: Caramoan - Fans v Favorites. (G) Another castaway is voted out of the game. 8.00 How I Met your Mother. (PGR, R) As Ted and Robin hit a new relationship milestone, Barney does everything he can to derail them. 8.25 How I Met your Mother. (PGR, R) Marshall has a bachelor party and Lily has a bridal shower, meanwhile, Barney ruins the bachelor party, and Robin buys Lily a particular gift, unaware that the party’s guests are almost entirely Lily’s elders. 8.45 Rules Of Engagement. (PGR, R) When Russell takes his date to a magic show, the magician makes her disappear. 9.10 Raising Hope. (PGR) Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for her client and look after a troublesome teenage girl. 9.30 Raising Hope. (PGR) When Sarah Louise announces her plans to run for another term as chairperson of the Natesville church group, Burt decides to run against her. 9.55 The Ricky Gervais Show. (AO, R) 3003


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The Box 6.00 6.55 7.20 8.10

Underbelly. (M) Modern Family. (PG) Deadliest Warrior. (M) The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 10.15 Raw. (M) 1.10 24 Marathon. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Psych. (M) When a woman is found dead with a bottle of pills that are lab trial samples, Lassiter and Gus, who are taking the same tap class, team up to dance their way to catching a murderer. 8.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) Spartacus must convince his people to unite against the imminent Roman assault. Lucretia struggles to be free from the commands of men who threaten her fate, and Glaber’s ruthlessness has consequences. (18VLS) 10.30 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 12.30 24 Marathon. (M) 3.20 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 4.20 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Modern Family. (PG)


6.00 24 Marathon. (M) 9.20 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 11.10 The Simpsons Marathon. (PG) 1.15 Psych. (M) 2.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 3.00 Raw. (M) 5.45 Main Event. (M) 6.45 Smackdown. (M) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) When people who seemingly have nothing in common are shot at random in New York City, the BAU team is called to investigate whether a single serial killer or a team working together is responsible. 9.30 Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) 10.30 The Beast. (M) 11.30 Main Event. (M) 12.30 Smackdown. (M) 2.10 Criminal Minds. (M) 3.00 Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) 3.50 Family Business. (18) 4.20 The Beast. (M) 5.10 Psych. (M)

MoNDAy 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40

NyPD Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.55 Law & order. (M) 10.45 Main Event. (M) 11.35 Smackdown. (M) 1.15 NyPD Blue. (M) 2.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.35 Cash Cab. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & order. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.00 CSI: New York. (M) 3.50 CSI: New York. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats 7.30 Making of Dr: Seuss’ The Lorax. (2012, G) 7.50 Foster. (2011, PG) 9.20 Why Did I Get Married Too. (2010, M) 11.20 The Rum Diary. (2011, M) 1.20 Green Lantern. (2011, M) 3.15 The Rite. (2011, M) 5.10 one For The Money. (2011, M) Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara. Stephanie Plum is a newbie bounty hunter on the tail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. 6.40 Big Miracle. (2012, PG) Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski. 8.30 The Artist. (2011, M) Jean Dujardin, B?r?nice Bejo. A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. 10.15 Horrible Bosses. (2011, 16) Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston. 11.55 The Debt. (2010, 16) Helen Mirren. 1.45 one Angry Juror. (2010, PG) 3.15 The Debt. (2010, 16) 5.05 one For The Money. (2011, M)


6.35 one Angry Juror. (2010, PG) 8.05 The Rite. (2011, M) 10.00 Big Miracle. (2012, PG) 11.45 Horrible Bosses. (2011, 16) 1.25 The Artist. (2011, M) 3.05 our Idiot Brother. (2011, M) Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks. A comedy centred on an idealist, Ned, who barges into the lives of his three sisters. His commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes. 4.35 The Next Three Days. (2010, M) Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks. A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. 6.50 The Ides of March. (2011, M) George Clooney, Ryan Gosling. 8.30 The Avengers. (2012, M) Robert Downey Jr. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to save the Earth from Loki and his army, Chris Evans. 10.55 30 Minutes or Less. (2011, 16) Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride.


7.00 Horses of McBride - Based on A True Story. (2012, PG) Aidan Quinn. 8.30 our Idiot Brother. (2011, M) Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks. 10.00 The Ides of March. (2011, M) George Clooney. 11.40 The Avengers. (2012, M) Robert Downey Jr. 2.00 30 Minutes or Less. (2011, 16) Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride. 3.25 Beastly. (2011, PG) Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer. 4.50 Making of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. (2012, G) 5.05 Rio. (2011, G) Voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 12.00 Answers with Bayless Conley 12.30 Enjoying Everyday Life 1.00 The 700 Club 1.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 2.00 Nzone Focus 2.30 Building a Difference 3.00 Buzz and Poppy 3.30 PU’s Place 4.00 Hillsong Kids 4.30 JandalVision 5.30 Nzone Focus 6.00 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 6.30 Destined to Reign 7.00 The 700 Club 7.30 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 8.00 Little Film Big Heart 8.30 FEATURE: As We Forgive 9.30 DOCO: To Conquer the Mountain 10.30 Choices 11.00 Footnote 11.30 Ancient Secrets

7.25 Interview With The Vampire. (1994, 16) 9.25 End of Days. (1999, 18) 11.25 The Godfather. (1972, 16) 2.20 The Godfather. Part II. (1974, PG) 5.40 The Godfather. Part III. (1990, M) Al Pacino, Diane Keaton. The Oscar®nominated final in the trilogy sees the aging Don trying to legitimise the family business, while trying to deal with a protégé’s affair with his daughter. 1990. 8.30 Eragon. (2005, M) Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons. A teenage boy and his newlyhatched dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain of an empire ruled by an evil king. 2005. 10.15 Napoleon Dynamite. (2004, PG) Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez. 11.45 The Godfather. (1972, 16) Al Pacino, Marlon Brando. 2.35 The Godfather. Part II. (1974, PG) 5.50 The Godfather. Part III. (1990, M)


8.35 Eragon. (2005, M) 10.20 Napoleon Dynamite. (2004, PG) 11.50 The Godfather. (1972, 16) 2.45 The Guardian. (2006, M) 5.00 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. (2005, 16) Robert Downey Jr. A thief trying to be an actor impersonating a detective crosses paths with his high school dream girl, an actress who needs his help. 2005. 6.40 The Wrong Man. (2006, 18) Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis. 8.30 Hope Floats. (1997, M) Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. A former Texas beauty queen heads back to her home town when she finds out her husband is having an affair with her best friend. 1997. 10.25 office Space. (1998, M) Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. 11.55 The Guardian. (2006, M) Kevin Costner.


7.35 office Space. (1998, M) Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. 9.05 The Guardian. (2006, M) Kevin Costner. 11.20 The Wrong Man. (2006, 18) Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis. 1.10 Hope Floats. (1998, M) Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. 3.05 office Space. (1998, M) Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. 4.35 Men of Honor. (2000, M) Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Sky Sport 1

Sky Sport 2

6.30 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 12.00 12.30

6.00 Athletics. Anglesey Sandman Triathlon. 6.30 ICC Cricket 360. 7.00 Athletics. Highlights. 7.30 Rugby Zone. 8.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Highlanders v Reds. Replay. 10.00 Cricket. Ford Trophy. Final. 1st Innings. Live. 2.35 Cricket. Ford Trophy. Final. 2nd Innings. Live. 6.30 The Cricket Show. 7.00 Premier League Preview. 7.30 Soccer. A-League. Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Heart. Live. 9.30 Cricket. Ford Trophy. Final. Highlights. 10.45 Premier League World. 11.15 Premier League Preview. 11.45 Soccer. A-League. Perth Glory v Adelaide United. Live. 1.45 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Canterbury Tactix v Southern Steel. Replay. 3.15 ICC Cricket 360. 3.53 Soccer. English Premier League. Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur. Live.

3.30 4.30 6.30 7.00 9.35 12.00 2.00 4.00

Golf. Highlights. SKy Sport What’s on. ANZ Golf World. Inside The PGA Tour. Golf. US PGA Tour. Live. Premier League Preview. Ice Hockey. NHL Regular Season. Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils. Live. Golf. OneAsia Tour. Indonesian C’ship. Round Two. Highlights. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Kings.. Live. Total Rugby. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Chiefs v Blues. Live. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Bulls. Live. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Chiefs v Blues. Replay. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Kings. Replay. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Cheetahs v Rebels. Live.


6.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Crusaders. Live. 8.00 Cricket. Ford Trophy. Final. Highlights. 9.00 Rugby. IRB Sevens World Series. Tokyo Day One. Highlights. 10.30 Soccer. A-League. Perth Glory v Adelaide United. Replay. 12.30 Inside The PGA Tour. 1.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Crusaders. Replay. 3.00 Basketball. NBL. Second Semi-final. Game Two. Live. 5.00 Investec Super Rugby Review. 6.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Waratahs v Force. Live. 8.00 Athletics. Highlights. 8.30 The Cricket Show. 9.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. West Coast Fever v Northern Mystics. Replay. 10.30 Netball. ANZ C’ship. WBOP Magic v NSW Swifts. Replay. 12.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Shell Houston Open Round Three. Highlights. 1.23 Soccer. EPL. Aston Villa v. Liverpool. Live. 3.53 Soccer. English Premier League. Southampton v Chelsea. Live.


6.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Live. 11.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Trophee Hassan II Round Four. Highlights. 12.00 Golf. OneAsia Tour. Indonesian C’ship. Round Four. Highlights. 1.00 Soccer. EPL. Everton v Stoke City. Highlights. 2.00 Soccer. EPL. Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur. Highlights. 3.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Shell Houston Open Round Four. Highlights. 4.00 Athletics. Live. 5.00 Athletics. Contact National Schools Triathlon C’ship. 5.30 Premier League Review.


of the Bible 12.00 Building a Difference 12.30 Abundante 1.00 FEATURE: As We Forgive 2.00 DOCO: To Conquer the Mountain 3.00 Choices 3.30 Ancient Secrets of the Bible 4.00 Footnote 4.30 Nzone Focus 5.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 5.30 Abundante SUNDAy 6.00 TQ 6.30 Buzz and Poppy 7.00 Creation’s Creatures 7.30 The Edge 8.00 Hillsong Kids 8.30 Veggie Tales 9.00 JandalVision: Ultimate Choice 9.30 JandalVision: One Cubed 10.00 JandalVision: Revolution TV 10.30 JandalVision: UKCMC 11.00 Leland Klassen’s


6.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Live. 11.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. 3.00 Golf. OneAsia Tour. Indonesian C’ship. Round Three. Highlights. 4.00 Small Blacks TV. 4.30 Soccer. A-League. Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory. Live. 6.30 SKy Sport What’s on. 7.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 7.30 Golf. OneAsia Tour. Indonesian C’ship. Round Three. Highlights. 8.30 Golf. European PGA Tour. Trophee Hassan II Round Three. Highlights. 9.30 Athletics. Contact National Schools Triathlon C’ship. Highlights. 10.00 Soccer. A-League. Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory. Replay. 12.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Crusaders. Replay. 2.00 Golf. Live.

Discovery 6.00 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30 8.30

9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 5.30

SUNDAy 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 5.00 7.30 8.30


6.00 Rugby. Replay. 8.00 Basketball. NBL. First Semi-final. Game Two. Replay. 10.00 Soccer. ASB Futsal Football National League Series. Highlights. 10.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Highlanders v Reds. Highlights. 11.30 Soccer. A-League. Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory. 12.30 Athletics. Contact National Schools Triathlon C’ship. Highlights. 1.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Kings. Highlights. 2.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Melbourne Vixens v Adelaide Thunderbirds. . Replay. 3.30 Rugby League. Holden Cup. Warriors U20 v Cowboys U20. Replay. 5.30 Rugby League. NRL Telstra Premiership. Warriors v Cowboys. Live.

Connect. (PG) River Monsters. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) Combat Countdown. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Meteorite Men. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Moonshiners. (M) Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) outlaw Empires. (M) Dual Survival. (PG) Gold Rush: The Dirt. (PG) Gold Rush. (PG) Up Smith Creek. Todd Hoffman faces closure if he fails to get gold for his investor. The Dakota Boys believe they’ve finally found the elusive Glory Hole. Parker uncovers the mystery of Smith Creek. Amish Mafia. (M) River Monsters With Jeremy Wade. (PG) Abalone Wars. (PG) Call 911. (PG) Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Ecopolis. (PG)

9.00 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.30 5.30

River Monsters. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) River Monsters With Jeremy Wade. (PG) Hell Roads. (PG) What’s Beneath America? (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Bear’s Mission Everest. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) The Gallery 63 crew auction off a screen-worn Star Trek. Generations Command Red Uniform. The Garrett brothers bring in a vintage Mountain Man slot machine. Auction Hunters. (PG) Driven To Extremes. (PG) Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) yukon Men. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) Disappeared. (M)

MoNDAy 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30

Dirty Jobs. (PG) yukon Men. (M) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG)

Comedy 11.30 Day of Discovery 12.00 Ancient Secrets of the Bible 12.30 The Relate Show 1.00 Full Flame 1.30 Building a Difference 2.00 Off the Streets 2.30 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 3.00 Abundante 3.30 Ancient Secrets of the Bible 4.00 Choices 4.30 Day of Discovery 5.00 Building a Difference 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Full Flame 6.30 Impact for Life 7.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 7.30 MOVIE: Luther 9.00 The Relate Show 9.30 Nzone Focus 10.00 Footnote 10.30 Off the Streets 11.00 Give Me An Answer 11.30 Late Programs. 3003

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Plaster & Coatings

Continuous Spouting


Need new spouting, fascia and downpipes? Give Ben a call for a free quote. All jobs guaranteed.

an excellent finish... about how you get started. The Finishing Company

Manufacturers and installers of continuous spouting, fascia and downpipes.

03 307 8870 or 0274 444 856 int./ext. Plaster (rockcote applicator) & textures specialist Coatings: Resin/Stone floors, Waterproofing

Ben Kruger • Phone 308 4380 or 021 808 739 • email:


HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER LICENCING Certified Assessor for licencing from Learner to Full • Licence classer 2 - 5 • Wheels, tracks & roller endorsements • NZTA Certified • Tranzqual Assessor Drive Rite - But Keep Left Contact Paul McCormick

Phone 03 307 7402 Mob 027 433 5766

HEAT PUMPS Perfect all year round

• Wall or Floor mounted available • Most models will continue to heat even with outside temperatures of minus 15°C

electriCOOL Ltd

Phone Paul Crequer, your local authorised Daikin dealer for a free quote on all domestic and commercial systems.

Mobile Mower servicing

LIGHT ENGINEERING / SHEET METAL FABRICATORS • Trailer and Crate • Moisture Meters • Harvest Repairs • Trailer & Crate Repairs • Farm Crates/Bullbars Repairs • Farm Crates/Bullbars • Grain Spears • Panel Repairs • Tube and Pipe Bending • Panel Repairs • Tube & Pipe Bending • Component Manufacturing • Flashings/Ducting • Component • Machinery Guards • Flashings/Ducting Manufacturing

• Machinery Guards • Moisture Meters


• Harvest Repairs • Grain Spears

Phone 308-9040 • 21 McNally Street, Ashburton Ask for: Luis or Mark

painting & Decorating contractors

if you are renovating or building a new home you need someone to trust in all your painting and Decorating neeDS – commercial or residential. • Interior decorating • Exterior decorating • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • roof painting

Greg Trudgeon

For 332 259 259 Forany anyenquiries enquiriescall callusustoday todayononPh/Fax Ph/Fax308-8432 308-8432Mob Mob 0274 0274 332

Peter Young Plumber & Drainlayer

• Rotary Mowers • Reel Mowers • Ride on Mowers • Chainsaws Ashburton 308-6173 - Methven 303-3178 • Water blasters • Rotary Hoes • Small Motor Repairs • Generators

Stan Keeley, Owner

Ph 307-0002 - Mobile 021 88 34 36

Roofing Specialists We specialise in:

• New roofs and re-roofs • Glendeck 5 rib • Corrugated iron • Fascia, gutters and down pipes • Qualified fixers.

03 307 0593 or 0508-453-696 North park drive

CLEANERS EXECUTIVE HOME CLEANING (2012) We will clean anything from the mountains to the sea.

PH 03 307 7582 | MOB 027 2800 889

Call Pete and you’ll get the boss on the job

Free Measure & quote

Call Sandra and the team on 03 307 8184 or 027 292 0180 Home • Commercial • Office

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Working to keep the price right • Painting • Plastering • Interior

• Exterior • Small Fences • Planter Boxes

Chris Boniface

Specialise in old villas, older properties and weatherboard Phone Today 022 681 2499 After Hours 03 308 9617

Painting & Plastering

TV AERIAL SPECIALIST your local tv reception specialist • Your local authorised Freeview installer • Improved TV 1 Guaranteed • Extra Phone Points • TV and Video Tuning • Future Proof Pre-wire of New Homes • Authorised Sky Installer • Surround Sound Installation

John Sharman


Ph 308-7332 or 027-277-1062

Smithy's Watch &Clock Repairs

Trucks and trailer of semi dry firewood delivered.

Why send your precious items away when they can be repaired locally by a fully qualified watchmaker.

Bluegum, Oregon and Oldman Pine... that’s the good stuff

Collected and delivered back to your home within the Ashburton town boundary.


Minimum 4 m3

Phone Smithy’s for a free quote now on 307 8574

Call or Txt me 027 451 7300


EmErgEncyglass glassrEpairs rEpairs EmErgEncy

There when you need us with a Fast reliable service plus

No extra Call-Out fee for urgent after-hours work

ashburton glass Works 11 peter street, peter Broome gordon allan

Eftpos available. Hurry and order now!

RINI Contracting Ltd

11 peterashburton street, ashburton Tel:Tel: (03)(03) 308308 3918 3918 a/H:a/H: (021)(021) 716 716 157 157

We’ve got you covered!

See us for all.....

* Hay covers * Motorbike covers * Ute covers * Furniture * Boats covers * Shade sails

115 Archibald Street, Ashburton. Phone 307 2354 Email address:

Got a tree troubling you?

Full workshop to service any brands of small motors

You need Four Seasons Treecare, your local tree experts! • Pruning • Felling • Branch chipping (up to 12”)

• Husqvarna • Gardena • McCulloch • Flymo • Honda • Briggs & Stratton • Victa • Lawn Master • Robin / Mikasa

• Hedge trimming • Powerline clearance • Stumpgrinding • Dismantling

0800 559 255 for a free quote

5 Range Street, Riverside Industrial Park, Ashburton

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Transport/Agricultural Contracting Operator

Let What You Know Shape How We Grow

Midlands Contracting Ltd is an Ashburton based company who provide specialist contract services to Midlands Seed and other seed companies throughout Mid Canterbury.


AgITO is part of the Primary ITO facilitating industry training in the agriculture, horticulture, equine, water and sports turf sectors. We’re committed to enhancing the profitability and performance of NZ Farming through its people. If you’re also passionate about advancing our primary industry then let’s put our knowledge and passion together to grow a great future! As a genuine people person you’ll love getting out on the road and forging new and existing relationships in your region. You’ll promote Primary ITO and recruit people in Agriculture for our industry training courses. You’ll ensure the trainee and employer needs are met and on-going support and assistance is provided. You’ll be confident, approachable and able to foster strong relationships with a range of people from farmers to tutors to trainees. Your understanding of the Agricultural industry comes backed with a high level of customer focus, sales and negotiation skills and excellent time management. In return for your skills and enthusiasm we offer a supportive and fun team environment, we supply a company car and the opportunity to make a real difference in the Agriculture industry.

This position will include the following duties: • Loading and transporting of export shipping containers from our supply stores to port and includes daily documentation requirements. • Agricultural contracting specialising in planting and spraying of crops. • Maintenance and servicing of contracting machinery. The ideal candidate will have previous truck driving and loading experience and have a basic understanding of arable crop production and machinery. You must also hold a current Class 5 licence, be physically fit, able to multi task and enjoy being part of a team. This is a permanent full time position with extended work hours during seasonal peak times. We offer a competitive remuneration package and a company vehicle. For further information please visit our website or phone Duncan King on 0274-333-352. To apply in strict confidence now email your cover letter and CV to or write to Midlands Contracting Ltd, PO Box 65, Ashburton 7700, Attention: Duncan King. Applications close Friday 5 April 2013.

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you! For more information and to apply online please visit Applications close on Monday, 8 April 2013.





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Cleaners Wanted Helmack ITM are currently seeking to employ motivated team members for our busy timber building supplies store.

Driver / Delivery Person / Yard Man As we are now operating our “Hiab” truck and trailer, we require a full time person for deliveries. This job will require some manual unloading of certain products i.e. “gibboard etc”. HT licence is essential: Class 4 and 5, preference would be for the applicant to have had “Hiab” Crane experience.

Timber Sales, also Drive Through Sales A back ground in building products or the building industry would be an advantage, the essentials are: • Excellent customer service focus. • Some computer skills and accuracy. • Self-motivation with a pleasant manner for sales. Some heavy lifting would be required and forklift experience would be advantage. The positions offer excellent remuneration package along with staff buying privileges. We pride ourselves in customer service; therefore your appearance must be of a high standard along with your personal attributes. Hours of work will be 7.30am – 5.30pm with a minimum of 45 hours a week and there may be Saturday morning work. Apply in your own handwriting, along with a CV with the details of two referees, to: The Manager Helmack ITM 92 Dobson Street ASHBURTON

For Saturday work. Buffing, and able to drive auto van essential.

Phone 308 8993 To promote your business in any of the Ashburton Guardian products, call me now




03 307 7936 021 662 884

Malt Europ is a well established world leader in the Malt Industry. A full-time position has become available at our Ashburton plant for a Store Person. The applicant would be contributing to the smooth running of our Ashburton Grain Store and a 'can-do' attitude is key to being successful in this role. Although full training will be given ideally the applicant would have some mechanical knowledge and in addition the following attributes: • Have a good level of physical fitness - heavy lifting is involved • Be honest, reliable & a team player • Have some computer skills • Have a current forklift licence (desirable but not essential) • Be keen to learn If you are looking for an opportunity to progress your career in a stable, established environment this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Please apply via email to or in writing to Jeremy Ravenscroft, Malt Europ, P.O Box 501, Ashburton 7700. Email: Applications close 31 March 2013

ADMINISTRATION POSITION A fixed term position is available for general office duties, two hours daily 8.30am - 10.30am with a possibility of extra hours. The position also includes additional hours as the Board of Trustees’ Minute Secretary.

Casual Staff Wanted Due to increased demand for finished product we require casual staff to assist with assembling and packing pipe fittings at our west street injection moulding department. This would ideally be a day shift position of a round 20 hours per week but we are flexible with hours and may be able to sort something out based on individual circumstances. So, if you have got the kids off to kindy or school and are looking for a part time job to fill the rest of your day then this could be the answer. If this sounds like something you would like to do and enjoy working in a fun team environment then call me during business hours for more details.

Jonny Gray RX Injection Moulding Ph 307 9095

Assistant Coach Full-time/part time position The Ashburton Community Pool requires an assistant coach to support Head Coach-Carl Gordon. You will be coaching a wide range of ages and abilities but primarily working with the junior squads. Could be suitable for a beginner coach willing to learn from an experienced Head Coach. The ideal candidate will: • Have a competitive swimming background. • Be organised, committed, reliable and team orientated. • Be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to motivate. • Be a motivated and enthusiastic coach with a good knowledge of competitive swimming in all strokes. Covering letter and CV can be emailed or mailed to: The Manager Ashburton Community Pool PO Box 196 Ashburton email Applications close 19th April 2013.

Teacher Aide Hampstead School seeks a teacher aide to work approximately 20 hours/ week across a range of students including those with special needs (ORS). Position commencing 6 May, Term 2. Please forward your CV and a covering letter to: Special Programmes Hampstead School 55 Wellington St Ashburton or via Applications close 10 April.

Teacher Required We have a position available for a qualified registered teacher to cover three months maternity leave. This position could lead to permanent work. You must be enthusiastic and passionate, with an outstanding work ethic. Applications close April 19, 2013. Please send C.V. to: 27 Elizabeth Street, Ashburton 7700 or ph 03 308 0223 All applications strictly confidential.

If you are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and think this position suits you, please reply with your CV detailing current experience to:

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

Email: or Post: Ashburton Intermediate School, P.O. Box 294 Ashburton 7740 For any further information, please contact the Principal on 03 308 9563. Applications close Friday 12th April @ 3:00pm

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

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MECHANIC We are looking for a qualified mechanic to join our team. Work is varied and interesting. WOF qualification an advantage. Please apply in writing with CV to:

Mt Somers Garage 2012 Ltd Bucclegh Street RD1 ASHBURTON or email:

DAILY DIARY SATURDAY MARCH 30 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 12.00pm. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Assn and golf croquet 2pm -4pm. Richocet 1pm-2pm. Waireka Croquet Club Domain, Philip Street. 1.00pm - 4.00pm. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 1.30pm. MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. 7.00pm. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Easter Vigil, Park Street.


Chef Wanted


The candidate has to be able to cook Thai food, implement menu and work as a team. At least five years experience in Thai cuisine. If you are interested, please send your application to:

Charming Thai Ltd 82 McMurdo Street Tinwald Ashburton 7700

Wanted the right person for the job

Reveal your natural beauty In nature hydration is essential – plants need water to survive as does the human body, inside and out. Drinking water ensures our bodies function properly; our skin needs adequate hydration for optimum health and beauty too.

Ashburton Arcade 308-1815

SUNDAY MARCH 31 Easter Sunday 7.15am. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Sunrise service, Cnr Havelock and Park Streets. 8.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Easter Day Holy Communion. Park Street. 8.30am. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am. RAKAIA ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Easter Eucharist and Baptism. Come and celebrate with us! Bring a flower for the floral cross. 9.30am. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Combined Easter Celebration Service with Baring Square Methodist Church, at Baring Square East. 10.00am. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mass. Sealy Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Easter Day celebration. 151 Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10.00am. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Easter Day Holy Communion. Park Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship, cnr Havelock and Park streets. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street. 10.30am. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic Aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.00pm. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 2.00pm - 4.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mixed doubles, Waireka Croquet Club, Domain. Philip Street. 7.00pm. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 7.00pm. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Evening worship, cnr Havelock and Park Streets.

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6 Beach Road

03 307 7973 021 272 2399

WANTED - used Ford, Belarus and Massey Ferguson tractors in any condition. Freephone 0800-888-343.



Four bedrooms in this elegant home, attractive open plan kitchen and dining with practical polished wood flooring. The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Not all activities running due to Public Holiday

Leah Hollis-Dowdle Happy Birthday to our clever wee two year old!! Love from Mummy and Daddy. xoxo

Separate large lounge with heatpump and doors opening out to a choice of two garden sitting areas. A solid and sound family home. Private attractive grounds. Well fenced with single garage.


Cindy Hayward m: 027 389 7955 e:

Internet ID: 2329285

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Ltd (A member of the First National Group) Licensed Agent (REAA 2008)

96 Tancred Street

REAL ESTATE Leah Hollis-Dowdle Happy 2nd Birthday Leah Lots of love Nana, Granddad and Auntie Ilo. xxxxx

Happy Birthday


Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

WANTED, old bottles, stone jars, old China, old tins. Phone 308-4870.

WANTED to buy - two single mattresses, with bases, in good condition. Phone 3088666.

Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

For all your cake decorating requirements.

HUTCH dresser and timber TV cabinet. Phone 027-4382311.

WANTED to buy: market umbrella in good condition. Phone 302-7525 or 027-2225710.

Birthday Greetings

MONDAY APRIL 1 Easter Monday 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Play group in lounge, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 7.30pm. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets. 7.30pm. TINWALD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street.

Real Estate


HOUSE WANTED. Genuine cash buyers looking for a 3/4 bedroom home - $410K $460K. Option to rent and become a cash buyer for your next move. No agents please. Ph: 09-238-4542.

307 8317

WANTED CAN’T find what you are looking for? Place a classified in the Wanted section of the Ashburton Guardian classifieds, call today on 307-7900.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar phone 0800-368-468 BUILDERS, carpenters bricklayers, all advertise in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. CLIENTS are waiting to hear of your services in the Connections section of the Ashburton Guardian newspaper. Phone 307-7900. FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-3324549 or 308-4226 HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-4760203.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013




$ CASH PAID $ $ $ $ FOR SCRAP $ BUYERS OF ALL METALS Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

Mid-Canterbury Metal Recycling Licensed Buyer Dealer

(Off McNally Street)


10A McGregor Lane, Riverside Estate

NZTA, Ashburton District Council (ADC) & Paul Smith Earthmoving (PSE) NZTA, ADC & PSE wish to advise that on the 7 April 2013 there will be a road closure from 6.00am to 6.00pm at the Delamaine Street Hinds, Rail Crossing. Road users are requested to follow the sign posted detours whilst the closure is in operation. NZTA, ADC & PSE regrets any inconvenience caused. Graham Cadigan, PSE


Ashburton Handiscope (Craft) Group

EXPERIENCED tractor driver/machinery operator seeking work driving, farming, contracting or dairy. Please phone 027-9516346.


CAT D8 and 40 tonne excavator for hire. Phone 027-474-5243.

SUES PICK of the week


“Locally owned & operated family business for 60 years”

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories for all your repairs and maintenance. Kerrick hot & cold waterblasters & industrial vacuum cleaners. Esseti welders & accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

Special General Meeting Wednesday, April 3 at 10am Baring Square, Methodist Church lounge Business, rejuvenation or wind-up, phone Jean Wells 308-2677 (convenor)

Commercial Residential Rural Phone 021 165 8664

IMPORTANT announcements, STOCK - buy or sell through share them with Mid Canterbury in the Ashburton Guardian the Guardian classifieds. Phone classifieds. Phone 307-7900. 307-7900.

TLC for your VIP


HYDRAULIC PULLER SET 10 ton capacity hydraulic ram bearing separator 75-105mm. Two and three leg puller combinations possible.


BARLEY/WHEAT/STRAW, RURAL TRADING POST square bales, 4x3x7, 2012 harvest. Good quality, covered, Offers - must sell. Baleage also, only suitable for cattle or dry stock. THIS seasons conventional Ashburton ph 027-476-6871 hay. Good quality. $5.50 per bale. Delivery Ashburton or 303-7476. area. Ph 303-7680. CALF SHED BEDDING premium woodmulch PUBLIC NOTICES chipped from our slabwood. Guaranteed 100% untreated wood NO CONTAMINATION. Sawdust also available. Adams Sawmilling, DEMOLITION Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 308-3595. Heartland Group CAN’T find what you are looking for? Advertise in the Wanted section of the Ashburton Guardian. Phone 307-7900.

Call in and talk to the people that know

Rail Crossing Delamaine Street, Hinds

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

EXPERIENCED relief milker available. Immediate Ashburton area. For more details contact Helena 027924-3882.


South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 Email FREEPHONE 0800 452 522




The Rangitata Diversion Race will be shut down for maintenance over this period and will therefore be closed for any recreational use.

A meeting of the Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee will be held on Friday 5 April 2013 at 3.00pm at the offices of Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Rangiora.

Maintenance will occur throughout the length of the Race and the public is advised to keep clear of any works for their own safety.

The agenda will also be available online at: Pages/default.aspx two days prior to the meeting.

Additionally the Race will be CLOSED FOR DUCK SHOOTING through this period until May 25, 2013. For further information please contact: Ben Curry 021-893-944 or Neill Stevens 027-439-8411. Ben Curry CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

Members of the public are welcome to attend the above meeting. A copy the order paper will be made available at the meeting to those attending.

$282 61


Looking for a builder with a little more experience? 4 Housing 4 Commercial 4 Farm Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote.

Phone 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258 MOTORCYCLES PLANTS & PRODUCE


FRUIT sells fast in the Ashburton Guardian HOLY SPIRIT. with grateful classifieds. Phone 307-7900. thanks to the Holy Spirit for SMITHFIELD FLOWERS CHRYSANTHEMUMS. 211 Smithfield Road, for sale at gate. ($15) bouquets incredible value, bunches ($5). EASTER SPECIAL three bunches for $12. Your house will look gorgeous for Easter. At East Street Market on Saturdays.

many favours received.


RACING bikes, buy or sell in the Motorcycles section of the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

Trailride Mayfield Sunday, April 14 9.30am start

$40 per rider, $60 family $50 rider + one junior Easy main loop Junior/Enduro loop. Highway 72, Mayfield Ph Jeff Marshall 027 431 1744

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900


High quality 25x4m, 25x8m, heaviest micron coating polytarp. Ropes available. Or made to measure. Three years UV warranty. Ashburton’s largest selection at competitive prices.

TinwAld CAnVAS & UPHOlSTERY 115 Main South Road Ph/fax 307 2354

If Guardian photographers missed you at Ashburton maternity, you can send your photographs and details to

Quality Preschool

Directors: Annie Smith and Brenda Leonard Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm, Phone 308 2959, Main South Road

Photo 220313-KC-002


Toni and Duncan King welcomed the early arrival of their daughter Jamie Mary on February 23, weighing 6lb 4oz. Jamie is welcomed by older sister, Hanna, 7, and brother George, 4.

Amber Brooker, Nathan Bond and older sister Hayley, 2½, welcome Jasmine Trelise Bond into their family on March 23 at 3.31am weighing 7lb 13oz.


Proud mum Ilagagana (Nora) and dad Salealii Leo along with older brother Peter, 15 months, welcome their baby girl Tuamaryrose into their family on March 26 weighing 3670g.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013




5 for

N.Z Peppers 1kg Spinach Sweet Treat Tomatoes Royal Gala Apples

$3.99bag $1.99ea $1.99punnet $1.49kg

Easter Hours: Closed Friday & Sunday, Opened Saturday & Monday.


The Green Grocer Fresh Fruit & Vege


Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

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

MEETINGS & EVENTS UPCOMING events and meetings in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

LIVESTOCK & PETS BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-3227626.


Easter Saturday From 9am to 12noon

Competition ‘Bee in to Win’ Great Easter prizes

Come and join us at the north end of the West Street carpark Local produce available HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION AKAROA - CHARMING, spacious holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village.. Phone Brian 307-8000 or 308-6180. AKAROA - Spacious holiday home with great views. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, heatpump, flat section with boat parking. Close to shops. Phone 302 8028.

SINGLE lockable freestanding garage available to rent. Suitable for general HIRE storage or low use vehicle. Private section, Allenton. References required ph 0210221-2422 FUNCTION/party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8am- 12.30pm. Ph 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

HIRE RENTAL equipment, advertise yours in the Ashburton Guardian. Phone 307-7900.


***** Kids Friendly ***** St. David’s Union Church 48 Allens Road, Allenton

9.30am “Celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection from the Dead”


80% Of Stock Is Less Than $20

SAVE money, by advertising your vehicle in the Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511

Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon


RACING car parts, trade or sell them in the Motoring Section of Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

All Welcome

It’s now! Now! Now! Faith is now!

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302

Everything is on


Presbyterian Church Havelock Street Office Ph 308 8042 Weekdays 9am - noon

Easter Sunday Services Sunrise Service 7.15am MOrning Worship 10am Evening Worship 7pm Minister Rev.David Brown

Starts Easter Saturday. Ends Saturday, April 6.

GARDENING PEASTRAW for sale. Good quality and weed free. $4.50 per bale. Delivery in Ashburton area. Ph 3037680.

GARAGE SALES AMAZING garage sale from Saturday till Tuesday, 54 Beach Road. Everything must go. Kids dirt bikes, go carts and lots more. 9am6pm.

15 Ludlow Drive Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms Web ID AS491 $420 per week

10am Every Sunday

landscape supplies

East Street, Phone 307 0456


Jubilee Christian Fellowship



Specials available from 26-03/02-04


Easter Church Church Services Services


(with communion) EVERYONE WELCOME

Ministers Revs Alan and Rachel Judge Church Office 308-5174 Visit our Website:

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm

We hope to see you this Sunday!

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website

Easter Sunday 10am Morning Service Speaker: Pastor David Jensen Refreshments to follow. 4.30pm Hour of Power YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME


GOLDFISH for sale. 31 BARGAIN hunters can find Middle Road. treasure at Garage Sales advertised in the Guardian SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four CAN’T find what you are classifieds. Ph 307-7900. wheel electric scooters and looking for? Advertise in wheel chairs. Call Fred the Wanted section of at Electric the Ashburton Guardian WALNUT Ave, Intermediate Reddecliffe classifieds, call today on end, 8.30am today. Mobility Ashburton today. 307-7900. Keyboard, fish tank, wet Phone 308-3602. suits, ski pants, preserving jars, cycle racks, books, puzEDUCATION FLOAT hire - single, double zles and much more. and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & Feed. Phone 308-3422 any99EXTEND your education, FOR SALE time. look to up-skill in the Education section of the Ashburton Guardian GRAZING wanted for short Classifieds. term or long term, now, or ONE for free ‘For Sale’ winter time, for heifer classified advertisement in LEARN while you work, lots calves, bull calves, yearling the Ashburton Guardian of opportunities in the heifers or cows. Contact: when you buy two. – Phone Education section of the Ashburton Guardian. John 027 227 6075. 307-7900.


For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

Heart to God And Hand to Man Celebration Service and Children’s Programme

10.00am You’re very welcome! Cnr Cass & Cameron St 308 7610 - 308 7062

EDUCATION NEW qualifications extend your abilities, check for training courses in the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds under Education.

12 Hakatere Drive Three Bedrooms Web ID AS486 $290 per week 71A Beach Road Four Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms $420 per week 4 Hakatere Drive Three / Four Bedrooms Web ID AS498 $320 per week 151 Dobson Street Three Bedrooms $320 per week 11 Creek Road Three Bedrooms $340 per week

References required

Happy Easter Alana 0274 736 825 Michelle 027 77 66 497

Better in Blue

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL COTTAGE or small house required for working, mature adult. Looking for warm, tidy home. References available. Rural location preferred. Ph 027-706-6529. FLATMATE wanted. Mature, working person. $100p/w plus expenses. Allenton area. Ph 022-6997602 and leave a message. GET in touch with renters. Place an advertisement in the Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. ONE BEDROOM FLAT. Very tidy one bedroom flat. Available mid April. Westside. Suit quiet living person. Ph evenings or weekends, 021-821-466. PROPERTY INVESTORS Distance yourself from tenant and management problems. Have your property managed independently, professionally and cost effectively. Property management is our sole focus 24/7. Call B&N Properties Ltd now, phone 021-1604565. TWO bedroom partly furnished, tidy, sunny flat with private garden area, to rent. Central Ashburton, walking distance to shops. Ph 021-324-529.


WANTED: home to rent. 3-4 bedroom house, with garage, for family transferring to Ashburton. Non-smokers with no pets. Prefer QUICK sale of your business newer/modernised home. Ph in the Ashburton Guardian 027-285-2019. Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.


WORK for yourself by owning your own business, advertised in the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds in ATTRACTIVE and busty. No the Business Sell section. texting. Everyday. No W’s. To place Classifieds phone Phone Zoe 021-023-39-259. 307-7900.


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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, March 30, 2013

easter WeeKeNDservices medical services HML ( Homecare Medical Limited) - Ring 0800 700 155

MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. Husbands and ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY patient’s own children may visit the patient from 7am - 10pm. Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday 10am-1 pm; TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, unrestricted visiting. Sunday 1pm – 4 pm for FREE 24 hour health advice. ASHBURTON REST HOMES: COMMUNITY POOL WEEKEND HOURS COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. DUTY DOCTORS Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. This service is for emergency medical care only. Please CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. remember your Community Services Card. ASHBURTON MUSEUM Allenton Medical Centre, Harrison Street, will be the duty EMERGENCY DENTIST Baring Square East, Ashburton. Phone 308 3167 practice for all of the Easter weekend (Friday, Saturday, If you do not have or cannot contact your regular dentist, please Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm Sunday and Monday) until 8am Tuesday. They will hold surgery phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend Closed Statutory Holidays only. from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm every day. No dentist in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays Groups by arrangement - phone 308 3167 appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 9139. Emergency and Public Holidays. phone until 8am Tuesday 0800 700 155. MAIL CLOSING TIMES ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE METHVEN AND RAKAIA AREA - For weekend doctor helpline services and emergency details please phone Methven 302 8105. For ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm medical attention during the weekend there are drop in clinics Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm from 11am - 12noon and 5pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday. visit for more information. POST DELIVERY CENTRES — Mon - Fri 5pm Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and If you want to drink that’s your business, if you want to stop Allenton: Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons that’s ours. Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty Mon - Fri 4.30pm general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment MENTAL HEALTH - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask Rakaia: ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS — at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners referral for the Crisis Team. Area: Mon - Fri 5pm note. SAFE CARE - ~ 24 hour rape and sexual assault Business Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm crisis support. Phone 03 364 8791 PHARMACIES

BUS DEPARTURES Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES — Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

animal services DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL - 24 hour

service, phone Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700.

MID CANTERBURY SPCA WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Keeley, 308 4432 or 0274 342 646

MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL SHELTER Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350


ASHBURTON — Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. METHVEN — Saturday and Sunday 10am until 3pm. Phone 302-8955 or

- Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - direct dials to a volunteer. Ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message on answer-phone.



ALCOHOL DRUG HELPLINE - Call us free on (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days. ASHBURTON HOSPITAL GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2pm LIFELINE - Toll-Free Number: 0800 353 353 until 4pm & 6pm until 7.30pm. Children must be accompanied community services by an adult. CHALMERS WARD (including Assessment, Treatment & ART GALLERY Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. Phone 308 1133. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

In the event of medical or accident emergencies DIal 111

Rubbish and recycling scheduled to be collected on Monday, April 1 will be collected on Tuesday, April 2 instead.


VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP ~ 24 hour number

Searles Allenton Pharmacy, Harrison Street, Allenton, is the duty pharmacy for all of the Easter weekend and will be open from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday and from 10.30am until 12 noon on Friday, Sunday and Monday and from 6.30 till 7pm all four evenings.


The Ashburton and Rakaia Resource Recovery Parks will be closed on on Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1. The Methven drop-off facility f will be closed on Friday, March 29. Rubbish and recycling scheduled to be collected on Friday, March 29 will be collected on Thursday, March 28 instead.

VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Fri Sun Nathan Black. Small: Juan Gray. Full emergency service all weekend. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. CARE VETS - Ph 308 2327, 246 Tancred Street. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: refer to VET ENT RIVERSIDE. Saturday morning clinic: 10am - 2pm. ASHBURTON VET SERVICES LTD - Ph 027-683-8111. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is Jo Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. CANTERBURY VETS - Phone 307 0686, West Street Clinic, Main Road, Methven. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Steve Williams. Ashburton Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 307 5195, cnr East Street and Smithfield Road. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Kat Lambarth, Small: Alex Avery. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon.

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Phone Angela on 03 308 7052 or 027 447 0697 | Guardian Weekend Weather


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Rise 7:48 am Set 7:25 pm Bad

Bad fishing Set 11:56 am Rise 9:45 pm

89.0 2.86 5.55 41.6

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday Temperatures °C

Rise 7:49 am Set 7:23 pm Bad

Bad fishing Set 1:02 pm Rise 10:40 pm

New moon

First quarter

10 Apr 9:37 pm

19 Apr 12:33 am

Fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies may turn northwest.

FZL: Lowering to 2700m

Rain near the Divide, with heavy falls, and scattered rain further east. Wind at 1000m: NW, rising to gale in exposed valleys. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to gale.

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

Ashburton Airport

Rainfall mm


min grass 16 hour Mar 2013 min to date to date




Wind km/h

max gust



39.4 135.6 SW 24

Christchurch Airport 27.7 13.2 13.1



Timaru Airport


27.2 106.2 NE 17

Average Average Average

Mainly fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies developing.

Rain about the ranges easing to a few showers, becoming fine further east. Northwesterlies easing.



Fine with high cloud. Winds mainly light.

Rain developing about the ranges, and scattered falls spreading further east. Northwesterlies rising to gale in exposed places.

20.6 20.1

21.2 19.4

9.1 9.7

9.5 7.8



57 53 41



136 131



Rain clearing but remaining rather cloudy, possibly a few drizzle patches. A change to A change to southerlies with a few showers. southeasterlies.

World Weather Forecast for today


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday Source: Environment Canterbury



Wednesday, while a weak disturbed westerly flow

River Levels


12:32 6:41









Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing 6



Midnight Tonight

Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill


m am 3 3

Mainly fine with high cloud. Rain developing about the Divide in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW 30 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h.


NZ Today


Fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies.





TODAYFZL: Lowering to 3000m in the evening

TUESDAY: Fine, high cloud. Northeasterlies.




MONDAY: Fine, high cloud. Northeasterlies developing.




Canterbury High Country




Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies. TOMORROW: Fine, high cloud. Northeast, may turn northwest.




Ashburton Forecast

W 39

Adelaide Amsterdam Bangkok Berlin Brisbane Cairns Cairo Calcutta Canberra Colombo Darwin Dubai Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt

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

15 -3 29 -3 19 23 18 26 5 25 24 20 1 0 -2

23 6 37 3 28 29 30 36 23 32 30 30 4 4 5

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

Compiled by © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2013

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

4 12 19 19 13 25 14 25 -2 12 10 13 -8 23 16

8 22 22 24 28 33 25 32 6 18 17 23 1 29 30

New York Paris Perth Rarotonga Rome San Francisco Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Washington Zurich

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

4 2 15 25 9 10 2 25 -3 16 18 13 10 1 3

13 8 28 31 14 17 10 33 -2 25 25 28 15 14 7

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