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Resident anaesthetists given chop By Sam Morton Rostered Christchurch anaesthetists will cover the void left at Ashburton Hospital when surgery resumes, as the Canterbury District Health Board looks to centralise specialist health services. Last year, a dark cloud of uncertainty hovered over the Ashburton team of three anaesthetists who have worked at the hospital for several years – but it appears their fate has finally been sealed. CDHB chief medical officer Nigel Millar confirmed the former anaesthetists had ceased employment with the DHB, but refused to say if the decision was by choice or through redundancy. The shake-up is part of the CDHB’s drive to ensure that centres such as Ashburton still receive a high standard of care, in line with plans to centralise specialist services and implement them on an on call basis. “Specialist anaesthetists employed by the DHB, generally from Christchurch, will travel down on a regular basis once the theatre block is rebuilt,” Dr Millar said. “The services will still be delivered at the hospital, but it is more than likely anaesthetists from Christchurch will fill the gap. We also have other back-up options in our extremely skilled

rural medicine specialists based at the hospital full-time, who are qualified to deal with emergency situations.” Following the theatre block closure in January, the Ashburton based anaesthetists continued their job running outpatient clinics and palliative care programmes. They also helped treat patients undergoing surgery, helping to stabilise seriously ill patients prior to their transfer to Christchurch. It is understood the anaesthetists left their posts before Christmas. Ashburton hospital clinical director Scott Wilson, who oversees the team of four specialists, believes the new model of care is the future for most rural hospitals. “Anaesthetists can never be replaced in a procedural manner and that is why we will work closely with teams from Christchurch, but in terms of stabilising patients and preparing them for surgical transfers – our team are more than qualified to assist in that regard,” he said. “Centralising these services looks to be the future, but we’re kind of at the sharper end of the stick at the moment as all three of our resident anaesthetists have left and we are having to work around that. “Other rural hospitals are going through the same process too, but they still have one or two

anaesthetists on board during the transition, so I expect it will be slightly smoother,” Dr Wilson said. Despite losing three highly skilled anaesthetists from the district, Dr Millar remained upbeat about the decision and was confident the standard of care delivered would be uncompromised. “They (rural specialists) are highly skilled doctors who are well equipped to deal with emergencies, provide treatment and give accurate diagnoses, where possible. “They are a real asset to the hospital and I see them working in closely with the specialists at Christchurch Hospital long into the future, providing leads for the district and the rest of the country,” Dr Millar said. “At the moment the demand for anaesthesia services is quite limited in Ashburton and we’re really in a holding pattern until we can get the theatres re-established. (But), under this new model of centralisation, there is no uncertainty hanging over it. “The new model will involve regular visits from specialist anaesthetists and it will provide the best balance for Ashburton people to have the services close to home, if appropriate,” he said. However, Dr Millar was unable to elaborate on when the theatre block was likely to be rebuilt, but believed a date had been discussed by management.

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Locals look for ways to cool off Temperatures soared to 30 degrees in Ashburton yesterday, as recorded by the East Street Heartland Bank digital thermometer (right). It forced Mid Cantabrians to look for ways to cool off. Five-year-old Ella Bradley (above) stopped for a splash at Ashburton’s East Street water feature as she and her mum Laurene and baby brother Liam walked by. Laurene said the temperatures were proving too hot for her children. “They want to go outside, but it’s too hot outside,” she said. It did not get as hot as expected however, with forecasts of temperatures reaching 40 degrees earlier in the day not coming to fruition.

Leadership qualities put to the test

By Myles Hume

RIGHT: Ashburton College head boy Kane Olsen (left) and head girl Finau Fakapelea load up the bus before they join 61 other pupils to head to leadership camp at Living Springs yesterday. Photo Myles Hume 300113-MH-004

It is a chance for some to shine and for others to reinforce their leading qualities at the Ashburton College Leadership Camp this week. Head boy Kane Olsen and head girl Finau Fakapelea joined 61 other year 13 pupils, who left Ashburton yesterday to embark on a three-day camp at Living Springs, all looking to take on leadership roles in the college. Eight house leader roles and eight spots on the student executive are up for grabs, as the pupils test their leadership qualities under physical and mental pressure.

To see or purchase more photos Year 13 tutor Ron Carlson, who was instrumental in organising the camp, said there were many teens who emerged as leaders on the camp, despite their limited involvement in previous years. “There are some who have had other commitments in the past who couldn’t do much around

the school but have done what they needed to do,” Mr Carlson said. “On the camp we sit back and observe who takes on roles and how other respond. “We then debrief them afterwards to see what they noticed to try and get them thinking along the lines of who is a leader

so it’s not a popularity vote but voting for someone who can do a reasonable job.” Kane and Finau will be keeping an eye out for fellow pupils to join their executive, however they both admitted there was an expectation for them to show their qualities. “I’m wanting to learn some new leadership techniques to help me deal with different situations so I can grow into the role this year,” Kane, the college head boy, said. Finau said “it was all part of the job” dealing with various situations and she was hoping to use the camp as a launch pad to lead the college for 2013. Pupils will return from the camp tomorrow.


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Improving the ultra-fast broadband network reach into rural areas would go a long way towards making a reduced number of mail delivery days more acceptable, Federated Farmers says. National president Bruce Willis said that even with the most optimistic assumptions about rural broadband, there would still be around 86,000 people whose access to the internet at speeds sufficient for digital communication was limited. Declining mail volumes has forced New Zealand Post to look at reshaping its business to reduce the $11 million loss it faced last year. It is looking at options which include reducing the number of days it delivers mail from five or six down to three. Federated Farmers will be consulting its members on the proposed changes that could radically reshape the delivery of physical mail to over half a million New Zealanders in rural areas. “This will largely not come as a shock because we are living through a fundamental shift in technology. The decline in physical mail is offset by the rise of electronic mail. Commercially, NZ Post’s business model must either evolve or face extinction but I doubt many people can seriously argue the status quo is tenable,” Mr Willis said. His organisation’s concern is for the communities that had already lost significant physical services and that had few technological options available. Many farmers relied on Rural Post contractors for not only mail but also for newspapers, courier items and some, for groceries.

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.

• The Ashburton Police reported no incidents attended to in the past 24 hours. • The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade also had a quiet day, with its only callout being smoke sighted above the hills west of Winslow, near Hinds, about 3.15pm. No further details were available.



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• Not suspicious The death of a motorcyclist whose body was found on a bush track is not suspicious, police say. The body of 32-year-old Waitoa dairy farmer Anthony Paul Navin was found lying by his trail bike on Thompson’s Track, between Te Aroha and Katikati in the Kaimai Ranges just after 1pm on Monday. -APNZ

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If NZ Post opts to cut its number of delivery days, there are fears the move will cost jobs both for posties and rural mail contractors, but New Zealand Post spokesman John Tulloch said that halving the number of delivery days would not automatically halve the workforce. “We still must have the capacity to do same day and next day delivery. There are two issues, the processing of mail and the delivery of mail and down the track we could be looking at delivery people delivering a range of products.” NZ Post was looking at a different ways of processing mail and while it made economic sense in an area like Ashburton to take mail from Ashburton to Christchurch for processing and then returning it for delivery, this might not be the case as volumes decreased, he said. Several years ago NZ Post stopped sorting mail in Ashburton but with declining volumes, Mr Tulloch said an option could be to revert to local processing.

• Cow v farmer A farmer was found unconscious with a cut to his head near yesterday, apparently after being struck by a cow. The 56-year-old was flown to Waikato Hospital’. A rescue helicopter was called to the farm near Aria where the farmer had been moving stock. A rescue helicopter spokesman said a cow was believed to have caused the injury. -APNZ

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Organisers want good catches By Susan Sandys Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition organisers are hoping good catches on the river this season will continue. The competition will kick off on the evening of February 21, with two-and-a-half days of fishing to follow. There will be over $50,000 worth of prizes and Kiwi icon Linda Topp, as Ken, will compere the event. “It’s been a good season so far,” said one of the organisers Robyn Jackson. Mrs Jackson said she did not have a crystal ball, so did not

know what conditions would be like during the competition, but she hoped the good catches the river had offered to date would continue. Last year’s competition had seen the river unfishable due to being in flood. “The river is a moving feast,” she said. Entrants had had a good time regardless, enjoying social events. Mrs Jackson said entries were coming in fast, from throughout New Zealand and Australia, and it was likely numbers would reach the maximum of 750 adults. Meanwhile, as salmon move up the Rakaia River, anglers at the


We asked what the fresh-faced year nine pupils at Ashburton College were expecting on their first day of school.

Henry Lane

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“I’m not really nervous at all, I’m fine and we will just have to see what comes.”

“I’m pretty excited about today. I guess it’s a new school, new people, new teachers I’m just looking forward to meeting new people.”

Logan Millar-McArthur

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“I’m not expecting a lot today, just getting timetables and getting sorted into our form classes. I don’t know what’s available yet but I’m looking forward to getting started.”

“There are heaps of people here, people I know, people I don’t know, so I’m a bit nervous at the moment.”

Rakaia Gorge are starting to get some good catches. Gorge camping ground manager Allen said a couple of fish had been caught on the banks of the river yesterday, and two or three on Saturday. This was in addition to many boats being out and the occupants hauling in salmon. “The boats generally don’t go unless they think there’s fish, and they are thinking there’s fish,” he said. The season was looking more promising than last year’s. It was just the start of the season at the gorge, with fish numbers generally peaking in the area in February and March.

Crash girl expected home A 6-year-old girl hurt in a quad bike accident at Waimarama earlier this month is expected to return to Hawkes Bay today. Ashlee Shorrock was thrown from the vehicle in the accident and was taken to hospital with a fractured skull and numerous other injuries to her face, neck, spine and back. An Auckland District Health Board spokesperson said she was expected to be transferred to Hawke’s Bay Hospital today to continue her recovery. Ashlee was admitted to Starship hospital in Auckland before being transferred to the Wilson Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland after the accident. Charges were recently laid against her father, Daniel McGregor, 28, in relation to the incident. He faces four charges of driving with an excess breath-alcohol level causing injury, one of reckless driving, one of cultivating cannabis, one of possessing cannabis and one of possessing utensils. He is due to appear in the Hastings District Court on February 19. -APNZ

A search for a missing man is focusing on Motutaiko Island after the discovery of some items, including a wetsuit, there. Leighton Grant, 35, of Taupo, was last seen on Friday and his car was found on Monday at Hallets Bay, south of Hatepe. A team of about 25 volunteers and police are focusing their search on the island and its surrounding waters. - APNZ

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Ashburton country singer Liam Kennedy Clark, 15, returned home from Tamworth, Australia, this week with a raft of awards, most notably runner-up in the junior male vocalist, from his strong performances at Tamworth Country Music Festival.

• Death arrest A 29-year -old woman has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Lower Hutt. Emergency services were called to the Petone flat about 10.30pm on Tuesday where a 30-yearold man had been stabbed in the chest. Ambulance staff and police tried to resuscitate the man but he died at the scene. -APNZ

Liam brings home awards

By Myles Hume It may have taken a few early mornings at the farmers’ market and strenuous afternoons on the street, but for Liam KennedyClark it paid off at the Tamworth Country Music Festival last week. The Ashburton teen travelled to the Southern Hemisphere’s capital of country music, where he snapped up two runnersup awards in the Aristocrats Entertainer of the Year and the Junior Male Vocal in the Capital Country Music Association Competition while making the top five in the Battle of the Young Stars. Liam said the awards rated as one of his best performances, made sweeter by the hard work he

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• Drink driving put in to get himself to New South Wales with the Mid Canterbury Country Music Club. Needing at least $1700 for flights, train rides and accommodation, the 15-year-old spent his spare time busking at the Ashburton Farmers’ Market and on local streets to raise the sum. Up against some of the top country singers from Australasia, Liam said he went over with no expectations and was stoked to come out with three significant awards.

A restaurant manager has admitted drink driving after being caught more than three times the legal limit. John Scott Ferguson, 46, appeared in Napier District Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to drink driving. He is the owner and manager of Ormlie Lodge in Taradale. Ferguson was caught driving with a breath alcohol reading of 1214 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath on January 8. - APNZ

“It was probably one of the top (rated) times for me, it was such a great experience and I didn’t think I would do this well,” he said. Liam could not put his finger on what clicked for him in Tamworth, but everything from the band to his smooth voice came together on the tour. “There were some great bands over there and their play really helped to lift my performance, it all just seemed to fall into place,” he said.

Dwelling building consents on rise By Sue Newman Ashburton was Canterbury’s big growth area in December for the number of building consents issued for new dwellings. Figures released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand show the growth in consent numbers issued for the Ashburton District in December increased by 60 per cent over December 2011, the largest increase for any territorial local authority in Canterbury. Christchurch was not far behind with a 57 per cent increase, followed by Waimakariri, 42 per cent, Timaru, 30 per cent and Selwyn, 19 per cent. Nationally the seasonally adjusted number of consents issued in December (1281) rose by 9.4 per cent, following an upward trend that started in March. In terms of the number of consents issued, Auckland led the way, up 140 from December last year, but Christchurch’s

Body that of missing German woman cyclist A woman’s body found at a Christchurch beauty spot yesterday morning has been confirmed by police as that of missing German cyclist Britta Kappel. The 30-year old visitor was found in Bottle Lake Forest Park shortly after 10.30am yesterday. Detective Inspector Dave Long says

there is no indication of suspicious circumstances, and the death will now be referred to the coroner. A large-scale search was launched overnight after Ms Kappel was reported missing when she failed to return to her North Beach home after a bike ride. She had been in New Zealand for about three months. - apnz

growth was much higher in percentage terms. Earthquake related building consents issued in Canterbury totalled $45 million in December 2012 In December 16 new dwelling consents were issued for the Ashburton District. Over the past five years, the district’s housing stocks have been boosted by 930 dwellings, with the number of consents issued for dwellings last year, and all time record at 246. This was 60 per cent up on the 154 issued in 2011, continuing the growth pattern of the past four years. The strongest months for consents in the district last year were June and August, 31. The annual number of new house consents nationally, also continued to rise, with 16,929 consents issued, an increase of 3267 or 24 per cent. Auckland led the way with 4582 consents, up 810 or 21 per cent, but while Canterbury’s total consent numbers were lower at 4037, its increase of 1642 over 2011 was much greater in percentage terms, 69 per cent.


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Fire season ‘steady’ so far By Sam Morton While some parts of New Zealand are experiencing one of the busiest fire seasons in years, Mid Canterbury fire callouts remain on par with previous summers. Chief fire officer Alan Burgess, of Ashburton, said the season, so far, had clocked up more calls than last year, but overall described the season as “steady”.

However, Mr Burgess pointed out the fire danger was always at the forefront of the firefighters thinking and said response rates had been far quicker this month. “That’s the only variation to be honest. It’s about responding almost instantly and at this time of year. “We ensure we have more resources in place and more people ready to down tools and get to the station. “We up the rate of response and

should the situation need us, we’re ready,” he said. Yesterday, climate scientist Jim Sallinger predicted parts of the east coast in New Zealand would hit temperatures exceeding 40°C, but that wasn’t quite the case in Ashburton. Ashburton’s high was recorded about 4pm at 29.3°C, although in some parts of the country, temperature gauges were well into the 30s. The MetService is continuing to

forecast warm and dry weather, which is tipped to carry through into next month – sparking fears the worst could yet be still to come. However, Mr Burgess doesn’t believe that to be the case in Mid Canterbury and believes temperatures would likely start dropping late February. Though, with the dry conditions and recent fires in Canterbury – there was no room for complacency, he said.

“You only have to go out in the country and have a look around, while there is still some green patches, the majority is really quite dry and browned off. “I think with what has been happening in other parts of the country, particularly in Prebbleton and West Melton, people are wary of the risk and are keeping that in mind,” he said. “The publicity has been great for that, because it is showing people what really does happen

in extremely dry and hot conditions.” Meanwhile, fire services throughout New Zealand have been on high alert this month, battling blazes on several fronts and monitoring well known hotspots. According to national rural fire officer Murray Dudfield, this summer has been the worst fire season in four years, with parts of Auckland, Northland and the Hawkes Bay the worst affected regions.

Ready to kick off fourth Multicultural Bite


• In the . . . pond Two Fulton Hogan workers had a lucky escape when their ute rolled into an oxidation pond. Heriot Volunteer Fire Brigade senior firefighter Gary MacKenzie said the utility vehicle rolled into the sewerage pond, and both occupants had climbed out by the time the brigade arrived shortly before 11.30am on Tuesday. Fulton Hogan regional manager Richard Fulton said the two contractors had been checked out and were okay. He said an investigation would be carried out. -APNZ

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By Myles Hume The vast cross section of Mid Canterbury’s cultural diversity will be in one place for all to celebrate next week. The fourth Multicultural Bite festival will take place in Baring Square on Waitangi Day, a time when New Zealand celebrates the bonding of Maori and Pakeha. However, it is a different story in Mid Canterbury where more than 100 nationalities in the district come together to celebrate New Zealand’s special day. Sixteen food stalls of the finest international cuisine, 23 cultural performances, a children’s area consisting of Samoan and Maori crafts along with the voice of MC Phil Hooper from Classic Hits will combine to make up the event which attracted more than 10,000 revellers last year. “It’s about bringing all cultures together and celebrating New Zealand’s day, so it’s a perfect day to do it. It’s a great opportunity for locals to try different foods from different countries not having to venture far from their own backyards,” Multicultural Bite food stall coordinator Torika Patterson said. To symbolise the mix of cultures of the district, the 12-strong Multicultural Bite committee, chaired by Sue van den Heuvel, worked to ensure performers and stall holders had a connection to Mid Canterbury. “That’s what brings it back home for us ... having that connection to people in the local community because it has always been an Ashburton event,” Ms van den Heuvel said. Stalls including Japanese and Thai food, among others, along with the newly added tastes of Argentinean and Polish culture will be on offer to the thousands expected to flock to the event, who will purchase bite size samples with tickets they buy for $2.50 each. Amidst the cultural performances to take place on the stage lining the edge of Cameron Street, four judges will also be

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Multicultural Bite committee members (back row left) Lyndal Lane, Sue van den Heuvel, Torkia Patterson, Daria Glesser, along with keen helpers (front row left) Thomas Patterson, Harriet Lane and Alena Patterson. They will help transform Baring Square into the venue of one of the district’s biggest events next week. mingling in the newly created VIP area which will provide the best view for the range of perfor-

mances and the fashion parade at 11.30am. Since its inception four years


ago, organisers say the event has continued to grow and has become an integral part in

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numbers next week. The festival will run from 11am until 3pm on Waitangi Day.

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Bain files judicial review Marriage a rite OUR VIEW

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By Rebecca Quilliam Justice Minister Judith Collins has warned that any decision on compensation for David Bain will be delayed even longer now he has filed a judicial review of her actions in his claim. Mr Bain has filed a High Court claim against Ms Collins seeking a review of her actions since she received the Justice Binnie report last August. The claim includes allegations Ms Collins has breached Mr Bain’s rights to natural justice and his rights under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, acted in bad faith, abused her power, and acted in a biased, unreasonable and predetermined manner. Mr Bain’s long-time supporter Joe Karam said yesterday that Ms Collins had stated she intended to recommend further options to Cabinet on Monday.

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oday is a special day in our family as it is the anniversary of our wedding 15 years ago. Marriage is part of growing up, a rite of passage in our life cycle, like leaving school or starting a family. Despite its pivotal importance in our lives and the annual celebration to remember the big day, most of us will not give too much consideration to the actual institution of marriage. This general complacency however has changed dramatically in the past few weeks since the proposed Marriage Amendment Act which would legalise gay marriages. Currently the Parliamentary Select Committee is touring the country to listen to some of the 20,000 submissions to the new bill and emotions run high. Gay individuals and gay rights lobbyists have appeared before the committee to tell their personal tales and explain why the current limitation of the civil union instead of marriage makes them feel like its a ‘consolation prize’. Many have described how their relationships are often as complex, deep and committed as any married couple and that the law should reflect this. Last year Parliament passed the bill’s first reading with a wide margin, reflecting the opinion polls among the New Zealand public. Opponents of the bill however continue a bitter fight to stop the introduction of gay marriages, some with the most extreme arguments. Conservative lobby group Family First has collected 72,000 signatures of those who support their view that marriage is sacred institution between a man and a woman. That support sounds impressive but unfortunately the comments by their national director Bob McCoskrie seriously undermine the

credibility of the petition. Mr McCoskrie for example said that this bill is only the first step towards the “long-term strategy’’ of legalising polygamy in New Zealand despite no evidence to this hysteria. Last week, Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson Garth McVicar also made himself few friends with the comment that gay marriages would increase crime. Mr McVicar based this comment on statistics about criminals who grow up without fathers, failing to mention the thousands of criminals who did grow up with a father who possibly abused them or the thousands of children who grew up normally in a loving family with one or two mothers and still ended up in jail. One submission this week claimed that the children would not be able to cope with Mother’s Day if they had two fathers. Yes, it may be unorthodox but thousands of children currently are coping very well with gay partners as their parents. After all it must be better than a dysfunctional or violent family with the traditional couple. Children cope with a lot more than adults assume. And instead of worrying about children who may get confused about Father’s Day, the conservative lobbyists should spend more time worrying about the kids whose father smacks them into hospital or into a small grave. As long as our children are raised in a stable and loving environment, surely it should not matter whether it is with one parent, mum and dad, or a same sex couple looking after them. Deep down most of us have a desire in our DNA to find a partner and have a family of our own, so how can we deny gay people this most basic right.

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“In the circumstances, a request has been made to the Crown that any further action in relation to David’s claim be deferred pending the outcome of this judicial

review,” Mr Karam said. He said Mr Bain had “anguished” over the prospect of returning to court and did so only reluctantly. “The application is necessary

because the minister has continued her policy of refusing to constructively communicate with his advisers, and because (Mr Bain) no longer has any confidence that his claim is being assessed in a fair manner.” Ms Collins said the compensation application fell outside Cabinet guidelines and was entirely at Cabinet’s discretion. “I have taken steps to ensure the process is fair and proper throughout. “Put simply, it would be unacceptable for Cabinet to base its decision for compensation on an unsafe and flawed report. That would not have resulted in justice for anyone, let alone Mr Bain.” She said Mr Bain’s request for the Government to put the compensation application on hold while a judicial review went ahead would only result in a further delay. Ms Collins would not comment further while the matter was

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Teachers’ union calls funding foul Kiwi killed by sign By Kate Shuttleworth The secondary teachers’ union says it is unfair that a private Wanganui school has been able to triple its funding by becoming an integrated school. Information released under the Official Information Act shows the Government ignored a warning from Treasury and the Ministry of Education that the integration of Wanganui Collegiate would disadvantage other local schools. Wanganui Collegiate was integrated last year, bumping up its funding from $800,000 to $3 million over two years.

before the Courts. The Ministry of Justice declined to to comment on the application, saying it was a ministerial matter. Mr Bain’s solicitor Michael Reed QC would also not comment while the case was before the courts. Mr Bain was acquitted of killing five family members in 2009, and has made a bid for compensation for spending more than 13 years in prison for the murders. A report by former Canadian Justice Ian Binnie found that on the balance of probabilities Mr Bain was innocent of murdering his parents, two sisters and brother in Dunedin in 1994 and had been wrongfully imprisoned. Ms Collins had the report peer reviewed by former New Zealand High Court judge Robert Fisher, who found inaccuracies. Last week, Prime Minister John Key said a further report into the compensation bid seemed likely. - APNZ

The ministry had told the Government there would be 1400 empty places in secondary schools in the Wanganui-Rangitikei region and integration would hurt state secondary schools in the area. Education Minister Hekia Parata yesterday defended Cabinet’s decision to integrate the school and would not say why the advice had been ignored. “We received a range of advice on the issue and it’s been a process that’s gone on for two or three years. “Integration has long been a part of school system in New Zealand, that’s why we have an Integration Act - about 11 private schools were

integrated under labour and about six including Wanganui Collegiate under us.” Post Primary Teachers Association president Robin Duff said the Government had effectively bailed out a failed private school. “This is at a time when many schools throughout the country are still repaying loan from the ministry to do with misadventures or mismanagement from their past. “There’s no allowance for those public schools, yet this private school can wander in and have its debts paid and carry on as if nothing has happened - we think

that’s so unequal and so unfair,” said Mr Duff. Green Party education spokeswoman Catherine Delahunty said the Government had almost tripled the funding to he college. “It’s a slap in the face for for Christchurch schools facing closure,” he said. Wanganui Collegiate headmaster Craig Considine was not available for comment today. The school had faced financial strife since 1991 when it made the move to become co-educational and it sold the land and buildings that house St George’s preparatory school, valued at $3.1 million. -APNZ

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Local man Dave Preston said the board could have been weakened by pigeon spikes put up there. “I was in the kitchen and I heard what sounded like an explosion, I didn’t know what to think, I thought it could have been the gas. “I looked outside and saw this poor guy lying there. He must have been about 26, he was lying motionless, his head all open, the blood was terrible. “I just felt sorry for his parents or girlfriend or maybe wife I don’t know. It is just tragic to think about, such a young life.” Police and the Camden Council are investigating. -APNZ

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been blasted for calling it “karma” that staff in her own ministry had not been paid. Ms Parata was asked on her way into Parliament yesterday whether she had been briefed on Education Ministry staff not being paid yesterday, “Yeah, karma eh,” she replied. She then added: “I understand it was human error, the wrong date was entered in the instruction, so they weren’t paid yesterday - but they’re being paid today”. Hekia Her seemingly flippant comment was quickly linked to the problems with the Novopay system which has caused pay headaches for school staff for months. Ministry staff are paid through a separate payroll system. Public Services Association national secretary Brenda Pilott slammed Ms Parata for her response, saying ministry staff had worked hard to try and solve Novopay issues. “The minister should not be making such flippant remarks about ministry staff which, at the same time, seem to

make light of the whole Novopay debacle. “The fact is there are many ministry staff who have been working very hard to try and pick up the pieces and help fix the Novopay problems. For their minister to then turn around and joke about the fact they themselves haven’t been paid is pretty unacceptable. What would be real karma is for Hekia Parata not to be paid.” Prime Minister John Key said he didn’t know what Ms Parata had said, or the context she had made her comment in and would not say whether she should apologise. But Labour’s education spokesman Chris Hipkins Parata said Ms Parata should apologise for her comments. “How would Hekia Parata feel if she didn’t get paid until Novopay was working? Now, that would be karma,” he said Karma is a buddhist concept linking a person’s actions as determining the reality of their state in life. Ms Parata was spared losing her ministerial role in Prime Minister John Key’s Cabinet reshuffle two weeks ago, partly on the basis that she was one of the Government’s best communicators. - APNZ

A private investigator may fly to Africa to establish who knew that an 18-year-old was behind the wheel of a minivan that crashed, killing three New Zealanders and a Kenyan man. An independent inquiry launched by Tauranga’s Bethlehem College will investigate who knew the drivers were switched shortly before the crash nearly two weeks ago and why former student David Fellows was allowed to be driving before the van rolled during the school’s visit to Kenya for a volunteer project this month. Kenyan man Christopher Mmata was originally claimed to have been behind the wheel when the van crashed. The college revealed on Tuesday that he had swapped places with Mr Fellows shortly before the crash. Mr Mmata died in the crash, along with former Bethlehem College student Caitlin Dickson, 18, and couple Brian and Grace Johnston. Bethlehem College’s board of trustees chairman Greg HollisterJones said yesterday the inquiry would investigate where and when Mr Fellows began driving, what the arrangement was for him to take over from Mr Mmata and who was aware of it. There has already been conflicting evidence about what happened after the crash, with the school’s Kenyan liaison representative Calvine Ominde denying he told Mr Fellows to keep quiet about the driver swap until he had returned home. Mr Ominde, who works with the volunteer project the school was involved with, said yesterday he felt “blamed” for a cover-up he knew nothing about. Mr Hollister-Jones said: “The purpose of the investigation is to get accurate information around the driver swap and what followed after the crash.” He said it was important for the college “to know the truth”. However, he said some findings may be kept secret. The board of trustees would decide what information “can and can’t be made public [and] what can be released”. The terms of reference were still to be finalised and Mr Hollister-Jones said they would consider whether a private investigator would travel to Kenya to interview witnesses. “You do what you’ve got to do in the circumstances and for our community it is important that we find the truth,” he said. The inquiry should “proceed in a timely way, but it will be weeks rather than months”, he said. Mr Hollister-Jones would not comment on what information there was about what Mr Ominde had allegedly told Mr Fellows. Bethlehem College principal Eoin Crosbie said on Tuesday that Mr Fellows had been told by Mr Ominde to keep quiet about the driver swap until after he had returned to New Zealand. Mr Ominde, speaking from Kenya yesterday, told TV3’s Firstline that he did not know there had been a driver swap and he did not understand why he was being blamed for a cover-up. “I hear there’s a lot of news saying that I covered up for this. Why should I cover up for this when I’m mourning the death of my friend [Mr Mmata]?” Mr Ominde said. Mr Hollister-Jones would not comment on the interview. “The school has always had a high trust level in Calvine and one of the purposes of the investigation will be what happened after the crash and establishing as best we can what occurred,” he said. -APNZ

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New blood at Heart Foundation’s helm By Sam Morton Ashburton woman Joy Jaine has stepped down from the top after more than 15 years at the helm of the Heart Foundation’s local branch. Mrs Jaine, who joined the Ashburton branch in 1989, was appointed to the chairman’s position just a few years later in 1995 and from there she has never looked back. Working with a strong and dedicated committee, Mrs Jaine has helped take the local branch to new heights, before taking a step back and vacating the chair at last year’s final meeting. Fellow branch member Barbara Harris fancied the opportunity and after spending three years on the committee, she put her hand up to fill Mrs Jaine’s shoes. While Mrs Harris knows they are big boots to fill, she is inspired by the number of wise heads and experienced campaigners she has around the table – including Mrs Jaine, who will remain on the branch committee. “When I retired I thought to myself I had enough time to do the role and I wanted a challenge,” Mrs Harris said. “In my time as chair, I want to carry on the good work the branch has been doing and keep promoting the message of awareness. Everybody is extremely passionate about keeping that all going.” To mark Mrs Jaine’s dedication to the foundation and particularly to the Ashburton Branch, national Heart Foundation chief executive Tony Duncan presented her with a bunch of flowers and spoke highly of Mrs Jaine’s dedication and commitment in her role. Despite the Ashburton branch being the country’s smallest and only voluntarily-manned branch, Mrs Jaine said she was satisfied with her work as chairman and praised the 70-plus volunteers for their hard work and tireless support during her reign. “All the other branches have paid staff and we don’t even have an office to operate out of. We all work from our homes and we meet once a month. “I’m always amazed by the support the Mid Canterbury community show to us and we have been recognised as one of the greatest support centres in the country in terms of our population count. “That is very heartening to hear,” Mrs Jaine said. Other members to retire at last year’s final meeting, who won’t resume their place on the committee, were Gina Smith (12 years), Alan Smith (14 years), Jeff Jaine (10 years) and Ethel Powell (7 years). So it’s farewell to chairman Jaine and welcome to chairman Harris – as the foundation turns its attention to the annual Heart Appeal Week, commencing on February 10.

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Changing face: Ashburton Heart Foundation’s long serving past chairman Joy Jaine (left) welcomes fellow branch member Barbara Harris into the role of chairman. The local branch is hosting a Charity Golf Tournament at the Tinwald Golf Club on February 10 to launch the annual Heart Appeal Week.

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A nanny who was fired after the five children she looked after claimed she swore in front of them and drove too fast has been awarded almost $6000 for unfair dismissal. In an Employment Relations Authority ruling, member Michael Loftus sided with Kate Fisher, who was dismissed in June 2011 by the children’s mother Carrie O’Brien. She had been working as a casual nanny on an “when-required” basis for Ms O’Brien but claimed it was a committed, ongoing arrangement - a point Ms O’Brien disputed. Ms Fisher worked three or four afternoons a week for the Wanaka family and later took up cleaning duties to earn more money. However, problems started when the children started complaining “about

the way Ms Fisher drove and alleging she swore in their presence”, said the ERA finding. Ms Fisher denied swearing at the children when questioned by their mother. Later, at a family meeting involving Ms Fisher, her employer said she told Ms Fisher it was “scary to speed”. The final incident occurred on June 22, 2011 when Ms Fisher was caring for the five children along with three others while the O’Briens went to dinner with friends. “There was some discord which led to both Ms Fisher and one of the children telephoning Ms O’Brien during dinner expressing their discontent,” said the finding. The next morning Ms O’Brien texted Ms Fisher saying the employ-

ment arrangement could not continue because it was too hard. She told the ERA she thought she could end the employment in this way because she believed it was a casual arrangement. However, Mr Loftus concluded Ms Fisher had an ongoing employment relationship with Ms O’Brien “which means the decision to terminate was a dismissal” so she was required to justify her decision. Ms Fisher was unfairly dismissed because her employer didn’t discuss the issues with her and there was no attempt to find out what happened or why the decision to dismiss was made, Mr Loftus found. He ordered Ms O’Brien to pay Ms Fisher $1779 in lost wages and $4000 as compensation for humiliation and hurt feelings.  - APNZ

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Sealord aims to reduce bycatch Fishing company Sealord has signed an international environment pledge aimed to drastically reduce bycatch by 2015. Sealord was the first New Zealand company to sign the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) western central Pacific tuna conservation pledge, which focussed on ensuring tuna fishing was well managed. “WWF welcomes Sealord’s decision to sign the...(pledge) and their support for targeted conservation measures that reduce bycatch in their supply chain,” WWF’s western central Pacific tuna programme officer Alfred Cook said. Sealord general manager Stu Yorston said the company

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The Ministry’s southern regional health and safety general manager, Francois Barton, said it was not enough to train staff not to do certain things. “As this case so unfortunately shows, staff do not always do as they are trained and employers must look beyond the training to proper hazard identification in their workplaces.” It was Taylor Preston’s responsibility to mitigate the hazard, Mr Barton said.  - APNZ

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A Christchurch man who was due to go on trial this week accused of sexually abusing his daughter has removed his electronic monitoring bracelet and skipped the country. The 43-year-old, who has name suppression to protect the identity of the victim, is alleged to have sexually violated and indecently assaulted his daughter between January and August 2011. A trial in Greymouth District Court due to start on Monday was aborted when Judge David Saunders was advised that police believed the defendant was now in Sydney. Police told the court they were trying to track down the defendant in Australia. The man been working on a West Coast farm when he was arrested in October 2011. He was kept in custody until March 2012, when he was granted electronically monitored bail to a Christchurch house, with the weekly $300 rent paid for by Work and Income. The Crown had strenuously opposed bail but defence lawyer Doug Taffs argued that the opposition had been unfairly based on the man’s track record, not his current situation. In granting bail, Judge Raoul Neave said the defendant had an appalling list of previous convictions, including 17 incidents of family violence, but most of it predated 2000. He granted bail until trial but warned the defendant: “If you step out of line by even a centimetre you will be back in custody smartly.” -APNZ

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wanted to back up the signing of the WWF tuna pledge with a measurable target. “Sealord’s aim is to see non-tuna bycatch reduced to no more than 1 per cent of total catch by 2015,” he said. The company planned to buy tuna only from the best performing fishermen in the Western Central Pacific, based on catch data from each trip. While this information was not yet available, data collection was improving continuously and Sealord would make use of tools including the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Proactive Vessel Register to track an individual vessel’s fishing practices,” Mr Yorston said.

Consents for 127 retirement village units is one feature of strong building consents data for December. They were among the 232 new apartments that received consents in December, a 57 per cent rise on the same month a year ago. The seasonally adjusted number of consents for new houses, including apartments, increased 9.4 per cent in December from the same month a year ago. Consents for houses decreased 1 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis. Statistics NZ said its estimate of the trend on the data has risen for 21 consecutive months and is 48 per cent above the low point of March 2011.

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The total number of new dwellings consented rose to 1381 in December, up 23 per cent on the same period a year ago, mostly due to increases in Auckland and Canterbury. Auckland had the largest increase in new dwellings, up 140, or 48 per cent, from December 2011. The increase included 76 new apartments and building was particularly strong in Rodney. The number of new dwellings consented in Canterbury was up 82, or 41 per cent. The Christchurch district notched up a 57 percent rise, Waimakariri 42 per cent and Selwyn 19 per cent. Wellington experienced a 39 per cent decrease.  - APNZ

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Laidley locals dejected after floods When Jeffrey Hood arrived with a bobcat to clean up his flood-damaged restaurant on the main street of Laidley, he felt downright dejected. Pungent mud was piled high on the floorboards of Emily’s Steak and Seafood, and a dozen freezers worth $30,000 were destroyed after torrents of water inundated the town west of Brisbane. His damage bill from the 1.2m floodwaters that arrived with ex-tropical cyclone Oswald on the Australia Day long weekend is estimated at $200,000. But Mr Hood’s spirits changed when a “mud army” of 25 turned up - volunteers from Toowoomba and as far away as the Gold Coast - and pitched in to hose down plates and cart out mud-soaked items. “I was fragile this morning, but I’ve bounced back now with all these arms and legs. It really lifts you,” he told AAP. “I got here at 8 o’clock myself with a bobcat, and I felt very dejected.” Mud-soaked chairs and tables are piled up on the footpath of the LaidleyPlainland Road business, which was flooded for the second time in two years. Food including squid and all cuts of beef are being thrown out. Mr Hood recalls the fight with insurance companies in 2011 as an ordeal that went “disastrously”. Across the road, Gary McNeish’s computer repair shop, Ramnet Information Technology Services, which doubles as a music shop, is also flood-damaged for a second time. The flood destroyed some customers’ laptops that were in for repair and guitars, leaving an estimated damage bill of $50,000. “We just keep going, I suppose,” he said. “It’s rough again. You start thinking maybe it’s time to call it a day, but no, we’re going to continue on,” the 13-year business owner said. On nearby William Street, Graeme Gregory, 50, has seen his backyard destroyed for the second time. His mud-soaked Holden VT Commodore is a write-off. Still, after spending 18 months cleaning up after the last floods, Mr Gregory is thankful for the goodwill of volunteer helpers in Laidley. “You wake up in the morning, you look outside and you think, it’s not a dream, it’s not a nightmare,” the eight-year resident said. “All you can do is just move on, there’s a lot of people worse than us.” One block away, the Queensland National Hotel looks remarkably spruce despite the floods, thanks to last-minute sandbagging and frantic cleaning.  - AAP

Aussies set for election The federal election will be held in eight months. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called the poll for Saturday, September 14, in a surprise announcement during her first major speech of the year. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s office now says he was at a private engagement in Melbourne when the news broke just before 1pm (AEDT), after earlier saying he was on a flight out of the city. Ms Gillard’s decision means Australia is in for a long-running unofficial election campaign ahead of the governor-general issuing writs on Monday, August 12 - which will mark the start of the official campaign. “I’ve exercised traditional prime ministerial prerogative. I’ve just done it in an unusual fashion and taken everybody into my confidence at a far earlier stage than is done,” she said in Canberra on Wednesday. Ms Gillard says she wants to avoid the “carry on” that usually arises from constant speculation of the likely date of the poll during an election year. But Ms Gillard denied this meant the nation’s federal MPs were in for a long haul ahead of the poll for the House of Representatives and half the Senate. “I do so not to start the nation’s longest election campaign, quite the opposite,” she said. “It should be clear to all which are the days of governing, and which are the days of campaigning.” Announcing the election date now would also enable individuals, businesses and investors to plan out the year with certainty. “It gives shape and order to the year, and enables it to be one not of fevered campaigning, but of cool and reasoned deliberation,” she said. However, the decision is believed to be unprecedented in modern Australian politics. Prime ministers usually ask for the writs to be issued six to 12 weeks before a poll. The electoral act allows for 58 days between the issue of the writs and polling day. Federal NSW independent MP Tony Windsor said by calling the date now, Ms Gillard reduces frustration for voters.  - AAP

• North Korea live Google Inc’s map with more details of North Korea has gone live. Google Maps shows details of North Korea, including streets, parks, monuments and train stops in the capital of Pyongyang. Until Tuesday, North Korea was among the few places in Google Maps where scant information was available. The map shows at least four places where North Korea’s government is believed to operate prison camps. Google says citizen cartographers started building the North Korea map in 2009 based on satellite images and other public information.

• Elephants killed Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances, and wildlife officials said they probably were poisoned. Carcasses of the baby-faced elephants were found near each other over the past three weeks at the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve, said Laurentius Ambu, director of the wildlife department in Malaysia’s Sabah state on Borneo island. In one case, officers rescued a 3-month-old calf that was apparently trying to wake its dead mother. Poisoning appeared to be the likely cause, but officials have not determined whether it was intentional.

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People use a kayak to make their way through floodwaters caused by torrential rains in Lismore, northern New South Wales, this week. Thousands of Australians huddled in shelters as torrential rains flooded cities and towns in the northeast.

Some Brisbane suburbs may run out of water Brisbane’s water treatment plant should be operating again in 36 hours but some suburbs could run out of water before then. Premier Campbell Newman says water consumption in the city had risen on Wednesday despite residents being asked to conserve water. Muddiness in the river due to flooding has caused the shutdown of one of the

city’s two water treatment plants. Mr Newman says the Mt Crosby Treatment Plant is producing about 240 megalitres of water per day and authorities are working to get the water back into the system. “The issue is that there is probably enough water now for normal requirements but if we get localised excessive use in some areas where the reservoirs

are lower ... that’s where we still have the challenge, where potentially a particular suburb or couple of suburbs could have supply difficulties,” he told reporters in Brisbane. He said Brisbane City Council has potable water ready to supply those areas of concern but wouldn’t name the suburbs. The premier had some good news, say-

ing the treatment plant would be back up and running in 36 hours. Mr Newman says the problem is a technical one caused by the level of mud in the river. “If those silt levels drop then you can let the plant rip,” he said. “...If the water is too muddy and you really crank it up what happens is the filters get clogged.”  - AAP

Truckies’ sleep disorders common An inquest has heard that up to half of all heavy truck drivers suffer from sleep apnoea, a condition blamed for causing a Victorian truckie to fall asleep at the wheel before a fatal head-on collision. The inquest in Sydney yesterday into the death of Nathan Zanuso, 27, in the crash heard that two different studies showed one in two truck drivers suffered from sleep apnoea. Two experts gave evidence that the condition was prevalent but heavily underreported among drivers in the industry. Victorian truck Robert Alan Pearce, 52, was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnoea after the fatal head-on collision in February 2010 near Ulmarra on the Pacific Highway in northern NSW. Pearce pleaded guilty to negligent driving causing the death of Mr Zanuso.

Boy, 3, ranks among Mensa’s top brains A three-year-old boy who can count to 200 and name every country in the world has become one of the youngest members of Mensa. Sherwyn Sarabi, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, is ranked among the top one per cent of cleverest people in the world after tests revealed he had an IQ of 136. His mother, Amanda Sarabi, said she was really proud of her gifted son, who she described as “amazing”. Sherwyn, who has a reading age of six, began speaking at the age of 10 months and was talking in sentences at 20 months. By the age of two, Sherwyn could read, count to 200, recog-

nise and name countries, flags, planets in the solar system, parts of the body and internal organs. Mrs Sarabi, 36, a former teacher, said her son could point out every country in the world on a globe and match it to its flag. He could also explain the function of each internal organ. She said: “His general knowledge is amazing. He knows about everything. It’s not like talking to a three-year-old. He doesn’t even watch children’s programmes, he watches the news and weather.” Mrs Sarabi said she and her husband, Davoud, 37, who was studying construction management until he was involved in an accident, were well-educated but “nothing extraordinary”. - AAP

He was given a suspended 10-month jail sentence. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital sleep specialist Dr Anup Desai and his Prince of Wales Hospital colleague, Professor Ronald Grunstein, gave evidence at the inquest. They have conducted independent studies that show up to half of all heavy vehicle drivers suffer from some form of sleep apnoea. Both specialists agreed the disorder was under-reported among truck drivers, even though GPs detected symptoms. Dr Desai said physicians and occupational specialists didn’t necessarily refer truck drivers for further assessment and diagnosis by a sleep specialist. “There seems to be a real gap,” Dr Desai told the inquest.

“I guess it highlights the problem,” Prof Grunstein said. Coroner Mary Jerram will hand down her findings later but has already indicated she will not make specific recommendations to the industry. She acknowledged that Mr Pearce was a driver from Victoria and any changes would have to come at a national level. Ms Jerram is expected to address research into the prevalence of sleep apnoea in heavy truck drivers. She is considering making national recommendations at the national coroners conference in May. “I must say that I have great sympathy for long-distance drivers,” Ms Jerram told the inquest. “I do have sympathy for Mr Pearce. “I’m sure that this haunts him.” - AAP

Kerry takes Clinton’s job Senator John Kerry has spent the past four years acting as an unofficial envoy for President Barack Obama, tamping down diplomatic fires around the globe. Now it’s official: the US Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Kerry to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as the top American diplomat. Tuesday’s 94-3 vote to confirm Kerry as secretary of state marked his re-emergence on the world stage, eight years after he went down to defeat in his bid to unseat President George W. Bush. Both Republicans and Democrats called Kerry the ideal successor to Clinton, who is stepping down after four years. Kerry, 69, the son of a diplomat and a decorated Vietnam veteran, had pined for the job but was passed

over in 2009. He instead became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Obama tasked him with smoothing fractious ties with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kerry could be sworn in as early as Wednesday. A welcoming ceremony is planned at the State Department on Monday. “Senator Kerry will need no introduction to the world’s political and military leaders and will begin Day One fully conversant not only with the intricacies of U.S. foreign policy, but able to act on a multitude of international stages,” said Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat who will succeed Kerry as committee chairman. Senator Bob Corker, the panel’s top Republican, called Kerry “a

realist” who will deal with unrest in Egypt, civil war in Syria, the threat of al-Qaida-linked groups in Africa and Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. Kerry, a forceful proponent of climate change legislation, also will have a say in whether the United States moves ahead on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, a divisive issue that has roiled environmentalists. Voting against Kerry were three Republicans — Jim Inhofe, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Two senators were absent. “Senator Kerry has a long history of liberal positions that are not consistent with a majority of Texans,” Cornyn said. The Texas senator is up for re-election next year and could face a conservative tea party challenge. - AAP

The bodies of at least 68 young men and boys, all executed with a single gunshot to the head or neck, have been found in a river in the Syrian city of Aleppo, a watchdog and rebels say. A Free Syrian Army captain at the scene said at least 68 bodies had been found and that many more were still being dragged from the water in a rebel-held area. The bodies were found in the Quweiq River, which separates the Bustan alQasr district from Ansari in the southwest of the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “We have recovered 68 bodies, some of them just teens,” said Captain Abu Sada, adding that all of them had been “executed by the regime”.

• Locked in cage A US woman and her boyfriend have been arrested for leaving their eight-year-old adoptive daughter locked in a cage while they went out to see a movie, police say. Cindy Patriarchias, 33, and Edmond Gonzales, 37, were both charged with child negligence after the girl, who has a developmental condition, was found in the homemade wooden cage in their mobile home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The cage measured roughly 74cm x 152cm x 126cm), had two latches on the door and a baby crib’s mattress inside on the floor, police said. Police were called to the couple’s home after being tipped off to the girl suspected of being left home alone while the couple took her three other children to see a movie at a nearly school.

• Whalers stopped Anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd says it has intercepted the Japanese fleet in its annual Southern Ocean hunt “before a single harpoon has been fired”. Sea Shepherd claims to have saved the lives of 4000 whales over the past eight whaling seasons with evergreater campaigns of harassment against the Japanese harpoon fleet. The militant environmentalist group said the Brigitte Bardot, a former ocean racer, had intercepted the harpoon ship Yushin Maru No. 3 in the Southern Ocean at a relatively northern latitude. Former Australian Greens leader Brown, who assumed leadership of the anti-whaling campaign from fugitive founder Paul Watson, said it was welcome news. - AAP

Smog envelops huge swathes of China Residents across huge swathes of northern China are battling through choking pollution at extreme levels, as Beijing was plunged into toxic twilight for the fourth time this winter. Visibility was reduced to around 200 metres in parts of the capital, where mask-wearing pedestrians groped through a murky haze, despite warnings from authorities to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary. In a Beijing city office visited by AFP, up to 20 workers worried that the pollutants could penetrate indoors took extra precautions, wearing gas-mask style protective

headgear at their desks. State broadcaster China Central Television gave the smog’s second day huge airplay, showing vehicles using full headlights in mid-morning to light their way through the noxious cloud. More than 100 flights were delayed or cancelled at Zhengzhou Airport in Henan, the television said, adding that the haze would last a few more days. At Beijing airport, 61 departing flights were delayed in the morning. In the eastern province of Shandong, almost 2000 passengers were stranded at Qingdao’s main airport after it shut with

20 flights cancelled as visibility dropped to 100 metres, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The smog of recent days has hit a total area of 1.3 million square kilometres, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said - about twice the size of France. It described the cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang and Jinan as “gravely polluted”. The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) announced late on Tuesday that it was introducing a three-tier colour-coded weather warning system to alert the public to the severity of smog, according to

Xinhua. Yellow will indicate moderately smoggy weather, with orange for severe conditions and red for extremely severe levels of smog, the report said. Beijing’s winter of smog has sparked an Internet outcry and anger from state media. The China Daily reiterated its calls for firm action, directing them at the capital’s newly-installed mayor Wang Anshun, who formally took over on Monday. “What do Beijing residents expect of their new mayor?” asked the newspaper in an editorial. “Of all the things that need improving, cleaner air will be at the top of many people’s wish list.”  - AFP

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Citrus growers face huge loss Queensland citrus growers have suffered losses of hundreds of millions of dollars, with some orchards entirely wiped out by flooding, one grower says. Judy Shepherd, the secretary of the Gayndah and District Fruit Growers Association, says damage in the town and surrounding fruit orchards has been catastrophic. She said the latest flood is the third natural disaster in recent years and she’s afraid many growers won’t recover. As well, some citrus orchards had been completely wiped out, parts of others had simply dropped into the Burnett River and the infrastructure damage was enormous. “We’ve heard of some that have gone,” she said. She said the impact on the region, particularly Gayndah and Mundubbera, would be severe and long-lasting. “Catastrophic - hundreds of millions of dollars damage just in the citrus industry,” she said. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney is visiting Gayndah the area and Ms Shepherd said she would tell him just how much support was going to be needed to ensure growers recovered. “I want to impress on Jeff ... that

the small amounts of help that we get through, after two or three years of this sort of stuff, it’s not helping anymore. It’s not enough.” “We’re really in dire straits.” She said growers wanted some acknowledgement of the value of their businesses to the region and to the state. “Mining is not going to last forever. We’re going to be here - hopefully we’re going to be here, but it’s getting slimmer and slimmer chances all the time.” She said the people of Gayndah was were feeling neglected. “People are isolated and ignored. We are bushies and we learn to get on with it ourselves. Most people evacuated themselves, most people packed up their own houses,” she said. People needed help to clean up the town and clean up infrastructure, including the plant that provides water to the town, which has been destroyed. The emotional fallout of the latest disaster was clear as she spoke. “It’s dreadful. I know I haven’t slept for about four days,” Ms Shepherd said. Earlier, Premier Campbell Newman said every effort was being made to help isolated towns such as Gayndah and they had not been forgotten. - AAP

Fires rip through Crops under threat as bees decline African winelands Food production could suffer if bee populations decrease.

The plight of bees could have a massive impact on the New Zealand economy, a University of Canterbury ecologist says. Ecology professor Jason Tylianakis said New Zealand exports 80 per cent of its food production, and crops such as kiwifruit, clover, apples, canola and honey could suffer as the bee population decreases. “An agricultural economy like ours depends strongly on pollination, and between 60 and 75 per cent of all food crops require animal pollination,” Professor Tylianakis said. “Wild (feral) honey bees have basically all been eliminated by the varroa mite. Beekeepers are still able to keep hives alive by chemically eliminating varroa. But if it involves defence (which insects

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and mites tend to do when sprays impose a large selection pressure) then managed hives could be threatened. Wild native and exotic bees (apart from honeybees) are in decline worldwide, including New Zealand.” Professor Tylianakis understood the real value of honey bees working about 430,000 hives was worth $5 billion a year to the New Zealand economy. “We need to manage our agriculture in a way that protects native bees and pollinating flies. We need to reduce the use of insecticides and provide some areas of unsprayed, uncultivated habitat with food and nesting sites in agricultural landscapes.” Australia is considered a big biosecu-

rity threat for New Zealand beekeepers, largely due to the transport between both countries. However, in terms of countries with a similar climate, New Zealand could receive invasive species from a lot of places, he said. Australia has an aggressive bee called the Asian honeybee. “The Asian honeybee is a very aggressive invader and can no longer be feasibly eradicated there,” Professor Tylianakis said. “Although it is named a honeybee, it is aggressive and almost unfarmable. “Scarily, the first breach into Australia came as a hive in a yacht’s mast, and, while it was found, Australia’s luck ran out in Cairns in 2007. “Now endemic in Queensland, if it came

Scientists focus on feed Leading experts in cow nutrition will answer dairy farmers’ questions at two DairyNZ events. Dr John Roche from DairyNZ, Dr Jim Gibbs from Lincoln University and Dr Terry Hughes from Synlait will present independent and researchbased information to farmers in Temuka and Papakaio, near Oamaru. DairyNZ consulting officer for Western Canterbury, Juliette Lee, said these events were designed to separate fact from fiction and are being held due to popular demand. “Two similar events were held in Canterbury in November with more than 200 farmers and rural professionals attending over the two days,” says Juliette. “These meetings are a new and different format – with no fixed

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subjects to be presented and a very short introduction. They are based around the audience asking any question they like, and speakers answering these with the available science. The events in February will provide an insight into the potential pitfalls of supplementary feed as well as ways to use it better. “Farmers are inundated with information on what to feed their cows and the experts will be able to cut through this by relaying information from on-farm research,” says Juliette. The events will be held from 10.45am to 1pm on Tuesday, February 19 at the Alpine Energy Centre, in Temuka, and at the Papakaio Hall (near Oamaru) from 6.45pm to 9pm.

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Burning cowpats proved problematic at a large grass fire in Hastings on Monday. The fire, which started about 3pm, destroyed 5ha of deferred grazing - long grass held over from winter. Hastings District Council principal rural fire officer Trevor Mitchell said the fire was not suspicious but the exact cause had yet to be determined. The farmer moved his stock with the assistance of neighbours while the four-hour battle ensued. Similar to a recent fire just two ridges away, sun-baked cowpats were a problem, he said. “They just keep burning,” Mr Mitchell said. “They are like Little Lucifers (fire starters).”  - APNZ

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here to New Zealand it would be an environmental catastrophe.” New Zealand was recently invaded by the wool carder bee but fortunately it does not form large colonies. Professor Tylianakis said it remained to be seen what impact the wool carder bee will have on native bees and plants. “In contrast the Asian honeybee forms colonies which can move up to 10km from their nest sites. They aggressively protect their nest sites so could compete with bees. “They’re also a host of varroa, so they could serve as a vector for the mite. However, they’re a primarily tropical species, so hopefully they wouldn’t do so well here - unless climate change warms us up.”  - APNZ

Tasmanian beetle alert Mid Canterbury dairy farmers are being asked to keep a lookout for Tasmanian grass grub beetles, which have been flying in unusually high numbers in Canterbury this year. It is a sporadic pest but can cause serious pasture damage. The adult beetles fly in January and lay their eggs in the soil after mating. After hatching, the larvae live in the soil and construct vertical tunnels from which they emerge at night to feed on and denude pasture plants. Nelson farmers are currently

battling infestations. While the insect has been in New Zealand for almost 100 years, it has largely been confined to the lighter soils of Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and coastal Canterbury. The beetle it is about the same size (8-12 mm long) as a common grass grub beetle but narrower and black rather than brown. Richard Townsend at AgResearch says farmers worried about the Tasmanian visitor can contact him for advice.

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Runaway fires are savaging South Africa’s scenic winelands, stoked by “perfect conditions” of strong winds and hot weather. The authorities have declared a code red emergency in the picture-postcard region between Franschoek and Paarl, the crucible of South Africa’s wine industry. Emergency services struggled to put out a series of blazes, deploying four helicopters, 13 vehicles and 120 firefighters. “The fire is not under control at the moment,” said Liesl Brink, incident command spokeswoman for the fire fighting effort. Separate blazes raged on mountains near both towns, while several smaller fires smouldered, sending dense

smoke over the area and obscuring the mountains which draw tourists to the area in droves. A total of 7100 hectares of land including farmlands, alien vegetation and indigenous fynbos have already been destroyed. Two workers’ cottages were burned down and two farms had to be temporarily evacuated. No deaths have been reported, but a warning has been issued to residents to be alert. Firefighters were battling difficult conditions to put out the flames, Brink said. “There is quite a strong wind out here, the wind’s blowing at 40 kilometres per hour, it’s also very hot, temperatures are soaring above 30.”


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Sarin shares Indian Exuberance More than 40 people attended the opening of Ashburton artist Heather Sarin’s exhibition Exuberance on Saturday. Ashburton Art Gallery spokesperson Lucy Sharp said the opening went “really well”. “The public admired the beautiful work while tasting Indian food and listening to Heather talk about her work,” she said. “Heather’s work is instantly recognisable for her vibrancy and use of colour, her work has seamlessly moved into abstraction which is evident in this current collection.

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Ashburton artist Heather Sarin (centre) and exhibition visitors Sam Smith (left) and Libby Durdin discuss works at an opening on the weekend.

Mihirangi brings Idol magic to town Ashburton Trust Event Centre staff are counting on door sales to boost numbers at the Sunday concert of Mihirangi (left). This week office manager Gudrun Weber reported that ticket sales had been slower than expected. “The tour manager did tell me today (Tuesday) that during the tour the pre-sales are slow everywhere, and door sales huge,” she said. She hoped people thinking of seeing the show would buy tickets beforehand or turn up on the night. Dubbed the ‘Queen of Loops’ and renowned for her organic earthy vibe, Mihirangi recently entered Kiwi living rooms via New Zealand’s Got Talent.

“Calling on her habitual subject matters she reexplores them through simplified forms and controlled colour pallets to reveal hidden secrets of people and places.” The gallery will host An evening with Heather Sarin 6pm on Tuesday next week. Light refreshments will be served as Heather speaks about her practice, artistic career, and latest body of work. It is a free event and all are welcome. The exhibition features Indian-inspired abstract paintings, all of which are for sale, and runs until February 24.

The Eastern will perform at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on March 3.

Country workers ply rock trade Often referred to as New Zealand’s hardest working band, The Eastern have a six-week tour planned which will include a performance in Ashburton. The band has played close to 200 nights a year around New Zealand, Australia and America over the last six years. Members see it as a way of life to pack up their banjo, fiddle, six string and double bass and engage with folks wherever the road takes them. Their songs have been described as “poetic, political, and bare-knuckle country influenced, sitting alongside Springsteen’s working class balladry, the rambunctious Pogues, whisky-voiced Steve Earle, pub rocking Dr Feelgood and Cold Chisel’s open-road

style”. The Eastern has toured with and opened for, among others, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show and Jimmy Barnes. They have made friends and excited audiences wherever they have played – street corners, theatre stages, outback pubs and living rooms – treating every show as the best one yet. And that’s what Mid Canterbury audiences can look forward to, when The Eastern performs at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on March 3 at 7.30pm. The band is based in Lyttelton, and the upcoming tour is a first with Arts On Tour NZ.

GOODIE GIVEAWAY Each week the Ashburton Guardian gives readers a chance to win DVDs courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment. Winners will be announced in this column the following week, so keep looking! If you see your name in the winner’s box, come into the Guardian and tell our lovely staff at reception you’re a DVD winner. ID may be required. Winners have two months to claim their prize.


wo modern-day New Zealand adventurers, Kevin Bigger and Jamie Fitzgerald recreate the journeys of pioneer New Zealand explorers, not just by walking in their footsteps but by wearing the same clothes, using the same equipment and trying the same food. Kevin and Jamie travel back in time to retrace the journeys of road engineers who attempted to find a route for a pass through the Southern Alps, the first accent of Mt de la Beche, the explorers who attempted to find a suitable tourist pass across Fiordland’s Darran Mountains, and more.


• February 3 – Mihirangi at Ashburton Trust Event Centre. • To February 4 – Methven Heritage Centre Cash and Carry mixed medium art exhibition, 28 Mid Canterbury painters and photographers are each exhibiting two of their works, some for the first time. Open daily from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends. • February 21 and 22 – In My Chair portrait painting at the Short Street Studio. • February 22-24 – The Lepidopterist, the butterfly collector. A dark funny theatre treat, combining circus feats and some really interesting facts about butterflies. At the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. • To February 24 – Heather Sarin exhibition Exuberance at the Ashburton Art Gallery. • March 3 – The Eastern, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. New Zealand’s hardest working country music band.



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) Your ambitions may get emotional fuel plus an optimistic power boost supported by mutual effort or shared resources. Later, your focus turns to your social life and friends. Today is great for hanging out with good people and connecting with new faces. You may feel more co-operative than usual but don’t promise more than you can realistically deliver.


• March 4 – JGeeks at Ashburton Trust Event Centre. • March 14 – Floral Notes, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. A musical written by Geraldine Brophy about two best friends. • March 23-24 – Made to Move, the Royal New Zealand Ballet. A spirited comedy set in a Bavarian beer hall, created by artistic director Ethan Stiefel. • May 3 - The Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet La Classique. Ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent sets, this show has it all. • May 5 – Roger Hall’s Taking Off. A sensitive comedy that trails four Kiwi girls on their big OE. At the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Emotional and financial sharing restores your faith in others but there could be disruptions because of a desire to experience more freedom and excitement. You have many possibilities for reaching your goal with purpose and passion. You’re full of ambitious ideas and you may find a way to implement them with the help of colleagues or friends.

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ZERO GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) You may not want to be accountable, especially if you’re looking for excitement or new challenges. However, there are some issues that call for responsibility, so attend to these first. You may need to assert your authority too, and it may be about time. However, an impulsive need for more fun and spontaneous expression could upset things.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Responsibilities may intrude upon the path you wish to follow. However, if you can be happy and do your duty, you may find there’s a treat in store for you later on. Friends may test you with requests and demands. It may be hard to find anyone who agrees with you. Resist an urge to calm passionate or seething emotions with food or drink.

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LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Today’s Moon in your communication zone allows you to talk about those things you have in common with your partner, if you have one. If not, you can reach out to someone else close. You can cement your mutual values and discover a way to take your relationship progressively forward. It’s a good time for home decorating or improvements.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) It’s a good day to get in touch with those you care for. An industrious attitude pays off as far as business and career interests go. However, tonight’s social ambiance can encourage you to accept an invite that could be a lot of fun. A strong, magnetic personality may involve you in conversation. You may find it hard to resist a romantic attraction.


LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Although there may be deadlines to meet or decisions to be made, the Moon in your sign helps you to take advantage of positive energies to make a success of the day ahead. It’s possible that you may have a bit of financial luck. Positive changes seem to be brewing. A friend may want you to get involved in a project. Make sure you really want this!

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Be open to new faces, places and ideas. If you are a creative type of person you might enjoy an exciting breakthrough. Doing something different may bring surprising benefits. Your mind may be at its best today - sharp, penetrating and insightful. You can easily find answers, solve problems and uncover whatever may be lost or hidden.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) The Moon in Libra suggests that whatever you decide to do today, it’s probably best to do it with friends. Share thoughts, activities and plans with others. It’s encouraging to be part of a team that supports you. However, in order for everyone to feel at ease, try to make things fair and balanced. You don’t have to go overboard in an effort to keep the peace.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Advancing your career or dealing with people in charge may work well today. The Moon in Libra gives you energy to attend to plans and to negotiate. It might help to take a conservative approach to solving today’s batch of problems. You have a good eye for value now, which makes this a great day to make any necessary purchases.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) It’s a good time to look to collaborate with friends, who could be helpful. Yet despite this you might even relish a chance to keep a low profile as a way to reflect on your current situation, as well as to devise solutions. Your ambitions thrive with the support of a friend. Activities linked with groups could powerfully alter your thinking.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) Having faith that things can work out might get you into trouble and leave you unprepared to cope with any emergencies. Ask questions, plan ahead and then act. It’s best not to leave things to chance. Express yourself creatively and don’t isolate yourself today. Some helpful social and romantic connections can be made if this is what you want.

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ASHBURTON DISTRICT WATER SUPPLIES CHANGES TO WATER RESTRICTIONS The District Council wishes to advise consumers on council operated schemes, that in accordance with the Council’s Water Restriction Management policy, a Level 2 - Time Restricted Alternate Days Hosing restriction as detailed below shall be in place effective from 30 January 2013.

Level 1 – Alternate Days Hosing Scheme


Permitted Activities

For all schemes listed below

Hosing is only permitted between the hours of 6.00pm and midnight.

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• Even numbered properties may hose on even dates • Odd numbered properties may hose on odd dates


• Properties located on the south-east side of Maldon Street may hose on even dates • Properties located on the north-west side of Maldon Street may hose on odd dates


• Properties which have frontage to Waymouth Street or Deans Street may hose on even dates • Properties which do not have frontage to Waymouth Street or Deans Street may hose on odd dates

• Any activity requiring water from a hose connected to the scheme supply • Operation of microspray irrigation systems. • Operation of automatic irrigation systems.

• Properties located on the south-east side of the SIMT Railway may hose on even dates • Properties located on the north-west side of the SIMT Railway may hose on odd dates



• Properties located on the south-east side of Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road may hose on even dates • Properties located on the north-west side of Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road may hose on odd dates

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James Alexander Happy 7th Birthday James. Have a great day. Lots of love, Mum, Sarah and all your family. xxx Payson Marie Shilo Happy 2nd Birthday. Love from Daddy, Nana, Grandad, Courtney and all the family.

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


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.

DAILY DIARY TODAY - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 10.00am. TAI CHI. Warm up, then join 10.45am group. Normal classes resume February. M.S.A. Havelock Street. 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Rd. 10.45am. TAI CHI. All classes together (including seated). Normal classes resume February. M.S.A. Havelock Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage Hangar, RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, creek Road.

TOMORROW FRIDAY February 1 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage Hangar. RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road.

1.30pm. R.S.A. Euchre. R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton.

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL AN A frame, tidy, four bedroom home to rent. 3 Kermode Street. Available end of February. Phone 3082650. PROFESSIONAL couple/ family wanted for three bedroom Allenton home. Wood burner. Two car garaging, close to all amenities. $340p/week. Phone 308-9004.

  FRISKY Fillies. In/out calls. Sensual massages. New ladies welcome. Phone 021565-126.

FOR SALE ATTENTION DIY HOME HANDYMAN. Did you know we have the largest timber selection in town???? Pegs, boxing, posts, rails, palings, kwila decking - ADAMS SAWMILLING, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 3083595. Open Mon-Fri 7am5.30pm, Sat 8am-12 noon. EFTPOS available. BANANA bags back in stock – double the storage life of your bananas, $9.99. Kitchen Kapers, The Arcade. CASH for used goods, when you advertise in the Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. MAGIC Whisk – pump action spring loaded hand whisk. For cream, eggs, sauces, shakes only $13.99. Kitchen Kapers, The Arcade. OUR final sale. Yes, Smiths Footwear’s final summer sale (owing to change of ownership) is now on in the Arcade.

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Canterbury Racing fields, form and riders Fields for Canterbury Racing - Canterbury JC meeting at Riccarton Park today. NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 1.45pm (NZT) RICCARTON PARK FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN $8000, MDN, 1800m 1 63x60 Additup (1) 58.5.......................T Direen (a2) 2 074 Sun Of Gold (4) 58.5......................R Bishop 3 0x596 You’re In Luck (6) 58.5............... S Muniandy 4 x0559 Mister Spiderman (11) 58.5...........D Bradley 5 40x73 Falena (10) 56.5...........................C Johnson 6 67644 Our Zulu Girl (5) 56.5.............. S Wynne (a3) 7 20050 Be Ma (2) 56.5................................ J Bullard 8 94599 Istatadlate (3) 56.5................ R Doherty (a2) 9 0x0. Hawkesbury (8) 56.5............ R Hannam 10 93087 Lidiaco (9) 56.5............................B Lammas 11 74342 Lady Privateer (7) 55........................P Taylor 2 2.20pm ALASTER MCDONALD MEMORIAL MAIDEN $8000, MDN, 1800m 1 0x320 The Drafter (7) 58.5.............. R Doherty (a2) 2 48296 Perfectly Court (2) 58.5.................T Moseley 3 09040 Itwasme (9) 58.5..........................R Hannam 4 75 Steel Battle (1) 58.5..........................P Taylor 5 000x7 Really Rusty (6) 58.5.................... L Allpress 6 0022 Coup Suggestion (4) 57.......... B Pitman (a1) 7 07835 I Candy (8) 56.5...................... S Wynne (a3) 8 78490 Flying Daisy (5) 56.5.....................K Williams 9 60466 Halo May (10) 56.5.................C Barnes (a3) 10 09. Seraphim Falls (3) 56.5............. S Muniandy 11 00x09 The Wee One (11) 56.5...............C Johnson 12 6080. Mi Dragon Lady (12) 55............. M Cameron 3 2.55pm HUGHES RACING STABLES RATING 65 $8000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m

$8000, 2YO SW, 800m 1 El Doute (8) 57.5.........................C Johnson 2 Gee Wiz Gerry (5) 57.5.................. J Bullard 3 King’s Stand (9) 57.5........................P Taylor 4 Lukander (7) 57.5......................... L Allpress 5 14. Sparkling Mine td (6) 55.5......... M Cameron 6 2327. Domett (1) 55.5.............................T Moseley 7 Avow (2) 55.5..........................C Barnes (a3) 8 Barter (4) 55.5.........................T Direen (a2) 9 7x Rachel Rafter (3) 55.5....................R Bishop 10 Ruffle (10) 55.5............................B Lammas 5 4.05pm SEARELLS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS MAIDEN $8000, MDN, 1400m 1 26804 Presley (13) 58.5 2 00930 Trundler (12) 58.5............................D Walsh 3 0x596 You’re In Luck 58.5....................... Scratched 4 0x77. Boujet La (9) 58.5...............K Williams 5 46006 Evidence (10) 58.5..........................R Bishop 6 Starquest (1) 58.5................. R Doherty (a2) 7 6425. Percy Possum (14) 57........K C Walters (a2) 8 420 Winchester (11) 57......... A Comignaghi (a3) 9 94599 Te Namu (5) 56.5........................ A Frye (a3) 10 0 Miss Goldy Norriss (4) 56.5..........T Moseley Robbie Hannam 11 x00x7 Sentence (7) 56.5........................B Lammas 12 2364 My Fiancee (3) 55...................... M Cameron 1 10052 Ruthless Tycoon (7) 59................. S Wynne (a3) 13 2. Persia (8) 55................................. L Allpress 2 46149 Jack Romanov t (5) 58.5................. J Bullard 14 6 Strawberry Rose (6) 55...............C Johnson 3 80466 Umshini Wami t (8) 58.5..............R Hannam 15 6 West Hollywood 55....................... Scratched 4 90062 Barbara Jennie (6) 57......................D Walsh 16 8 Riverenza (2) 55..........................R Hannam 5 5x426 Classic Kanga m (2) 56.5.................P Taylor 6 4.40pm SPEIGHT’S RATING 75 $8000, Rating 75 6 16964 Shaylee Wilde t (1) 56....................R Bishop Benchmark, 1400m 7 86x00 One For The Money d (3) 56........ L Allpress 1 7x121 Fullavino m (6) 61...............K C Walters (a2) 8 5x036 Red Magic (4) 55.5.......................T Moseley 4 3.30pm KARAKA SELECT SALE NOW SELLING 2YO 2 69x73 Balaq td (3) 60........................... M Cameron 3 40552 Purpose db (1) 57.5......................K Williams

4 91916 Crawford td (2) 57.5........................R Bishop 5 66736 Oxborough Magic 56.5................. Scratched 6 6x95F Elleaye (5) 55.5.............................T Moseley 7 00085 Livana d (7) 54.............................B Lammas 8 00523 Lucky Break t (8) 54.........................P Taylor 9 32528 Satisfaction t (4) 54......................L Callaway 7 5.15pm CHRISTCHURCH CASINO RATING 65 $8000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 13. Esquina b (2) 59...........................K Williams 2 35254 Ishimine (6) 59........................... M Cameron 3 00x15 She’s Assertive td (9) 58.5.K C Walters (a2) 4 x7x16 Fintorro (8) 58.5.............................. J Bullard 5 22316 Ketchme (10) 58........................... L Allpress 6 09078 Refreshnly Vibrant t (4) 58...........R Hannam 7 99x39 Astrogal (1) 57...................... R Doherty (a2) 8 076x9 Rainbow Canny (3) 56.5..................D Walsh 9 8x543 Tallyho Tui (7) 56.5........................T Moseley 10 69160 Annabel Rose d (11) 55.5............B Lammas 11 97x00 Tangolini d (5) 54.5........................D Bradley Blinkers on : Really Rusty, Flying Daisy (R2), Riverenza (R5) Blinkers off : You’re In Luck, Mister Spiderman, Falena (R1), Mi Dragon Lady (R2), Domett (R4) Winkers on : Mi Dragon Lady (R2), Miss Goldy Norriss (R5) Pacifiers on : Sentence (R5) SELECTIONS Race 1: Falena, Lady Privateer, Lidiaco, Sun Of Gold Race 2: Coup Suggestion, Perfectly Court, The Drafter, Halo May Race 3: Shaylee Wilde, Umshini Wami, Classic Kanga, Jack Romanov Race 4: Sparkling Mine, El Doute, Domett, Lukander Race 5: Persia, My Fiancee, Percy Possum, Te Namu Race 6: Balaq, Purpose, Crawford, Livana Race 7: Ishimine, Esquina, Ketchme, Astrogal

Waikato greyhound fields and form Waikato And Districts Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 31 Jan 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.03pm (NZT) CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR SERIES FINAL C1f, 375m 1 78881 Belrani 21.59................................... G Farrell 2 55472 McKone nwtd.................................... S Clark 3 41662 Sub Silentio 0.00............................... S Clark 4 66516 Realon Rumba (c2) 21.59.......... R O’Regan 5 21312 Big Bolt 21.65..................................T Green 6 77211 Matrix (c2) 21.18................................J Black 7 23872 King’s Mistress nwtd..........................J Black 8 84362 Rhyme In Melody nwtd......................J Black 9 22223 Short And Snappy 21.86...............P Cleaver 10 57683 Only Kate nwtd........................... R O’Regan 2 12.22pm ALL SEW EMBROIDERY SERIES FINAL C0f, 457m 1 26733 Hot Pal nwtd............................... W Toomath 2 4 Trilise nwtd................................. A Lawrence 3 76631 Wabi Sabi (c1) 26.50....................... L Martin 4 3 Amorea nwtd.............................. A Lawrence 5 261 Little Teegan (c1) 26.12............. A Lawrence 6 26812 Opawa Casper (c1) nwtd L &............. Wales 7 4 Ghost Writer nwtd..............................S Ross 8 7728 Redsky nwtd R M &.......................... J Smith 9 44855 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 10 75365 Mic Player nwtd.......................... W Hodgson 3 12.41pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES HEAT 1 NZRSq, 457m 1 44444 Talk It Over (c1) nwtd........................... L Bell 2 7868x Dream For Us (c1) 26.70 W &.........T Steele 3 26113 Alamein Jah (c1) nwtd K &................Phillips 4 2 Thrilling Marty (c0) nwtd.................. K Walsh 5 Box Vacant.................................... Scratched 6 62548 Thrilling News (c1) nwtd......................J Udy 7 84112 Bublin Gold (c1) nwtd....................... S Clark 8 26848 Uno Flash (c1) nwtd L &..................... Wales 4 1.00pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES HEAT 2 NZRSq, 457m 1 31636 Alamein Rip (c1) nwtd K &................Phillips 2 35261 Borasco (c1) 26.01.......................... L Martin 3 31216 Opawa Webby (c1) nwtd L &.............. Wales 4 376 Coal Sack (c0) nwtd................... A Lawrence 5 Box Vacant.................................... Scratched

6 72544 Bigtime Treasure(c1) nwtd.............. I George 7 45556 Lady Louis (c0) nwtd..................M Mathews 8 44344 Opawa Crusher (c1) nwtd....................J Udy 5 1.19pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES HEAT 3 NZRSq, 457m 1 15424 Question Me (c1) nwtd......................S Ross 2 64212 Secret Arnie (c2) nwtd L &................. Wales 3 31 Thrilling Glory (c1) nwtd................... K Walsh 4 61264 Calm Brooke (c1) nwtd.....................G Quirk 5 Box Vacant.................................... Scratched 6 77877 Alamein Eel (c0) nwtd..........................J Udy 7 63555 Salt (c1) nwtd R M &........................ J Smith 8 44855 Gucci Rush (c0) nwtd L &................... Morris 6 1.37pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES HEAT 4 NZRSq, 457m 1 2 Thrilling Curly (c0) nwtd................... K Walsh 2 58527 Newton Willow (c1) nwtd........K Sutch-Jones 3 43323 Very Chilly (c1) nwtd...................M Mathews 4 82316 Riddle Mate (c1) 26.11................... G Farrell 5 Box Vacant.................................... Scratched 6 53544 Opawa Carlos (c0) nwtd L &............... Wales 7 15865 My Lil Lucifer (c1) nwtd K &...............Phillips 8 68618 Jetsun Coal (c1) nwtd.....................G Wilson 7 1.54pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES HEAT 5 NZRSq, 457m 1 43547 Urban Combat (c1) nwtd...............P Cleaver 2 56765 Mr. Lochlyn (c1) nwtd....................M J Lozell 3 3886 Chinook (c0) nwtd............................ L Martin 4 56786 She’s Coming (c1) nwtd.............. R O’Regan 5 4578 Alamein Dream (c0) nwtd K &...........Phillips 6 85266 Kylie’s Belle (c0) nwtd L &.................. Wales 7 44212 Thrilling Charly(c1) 26.13................ K Walsh 8 78778 Ila Gladys (c1) 26.10......................G Parker 8 2.12pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES HEAT 6 NZRSq, 457m 1 4116 Agent Van Alden (c1) 26.23.............. B Craik 2 Opawa Token (c0) nwtd L &................ Wales 3 66666 Jetsun Dream (c1) nwtd.................G Wilson 4 13 Thrilling Tremor(c1) 26.37................ K Walsh 5 Box Vacant.................................... Scratched 6 3232 Tekau (c0) nwtd........................... C Ramsey 7 74278 Limerick Lee (c1) nwtd.................M J Lozell 8 3147 Pandemonium Paws(c1) nwtd K &....Phillips 9 2.29pm SERGIO AT STUD STAKES C2, 457m 1 23467 Edward Cullen 26.21........................ B Craik 2 41323 Twin Rivers 26.26....................... G Pomeroy 3 78632 Jackson Town 25.70.......................... S Clark 4 51316 Squeezer 26.08.................................G Quirk

2 47673 Winsome Flash 25.44.................D Schofield 3 63554 Crafty Graham nwtd...........................C Hore 4 24851 Beau Rivage 25.83 W &..................T Steele 5 32127 Magico 26.06................................... L Martin 6 34422 Space Race 26.08............................ S Clark 7 42716 El Jarrah 25.81.......................D V Meeuwen 8 28516 Opawa Johnny nwtd........................S Payne 12 3.22pm FOND FOODS STAKES C4, 457m 1 56641 Thrilling Blitz (c5) 25.78.................... S Clark 2 651F7 Ragazza Gamba 0.00................ A Lawrence 3 11F86 Pint Star 25.84.................................. B Craik 4 44F15 Lochinvar Onyx 25.53.................D Schofield 5 68456 Be Delicious nwtd............................. B Craik 6 53366 Missing Melody nwtd........................G Quirk 7 41622 Hot Pootie 25.83..................................J Udy 8 45235 Thrilling Charge 25.97.....................S Payne 9 18677 Corby nwtd.................................. R O’Regan 10 34544 Cherry Tree Lane(c3) nwtd............... B Craik LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

5 25433 Thrilling Ninja 26.24..................... J C Gifford 6 54462 Star Bound nwtd......................... G Pomeroy 7 21154 Thrilling Lori nwtd............................ K Walsh 8 67354 Zagato 25.95.............................. A Lawrence 9 78474 Cafe Chic 25.65......................... A Lawrence 10 2.47pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION STAKES C5, 457m 1 55137 Kilara’s Fancy 25.69....................D Schofield 2 52275 Cotswald Prince 25.70................ L Laagland 3 42168 Hustler 25.55..............................D Schofield 4 26326 Kiwi Girl 25.88....................................J Black 5 33623 Mint Power 25.38........................D Schofield 6 11111 Bornato 25.51............................ A Lawrence 7 27734 Benny Rox 25.52........................D Schofield 8 12526 Koko Whiz 25.49.........................D Schofield 9 43258 Thrilling Ransom 25.23.................... K Walsh 10 81574 Lochinvar Elle 25.57...................D Schofield 11 3.05pm TE AWAMUTU SELF STORAGE STAKES C3, 457m 1 44467 Emily nwtd.........................................S Ross

SELECTIONS Race 1: Matrix (c2), Big Bolt, Belrani, McKone Race 2: Little Teegan (c1), Opawa Casper (c1), Wabi Sabi (c1), Amorea Race 3: Bublin Gold (c1), Alamein Jah (c1), Dream For Us (c1), Uno Flash (c1) Race 4: Borasco (c1), Opawa Webby (c1), Coal Sack (c0), Alamein Rip (c1) Race 5: Thrilling Glory (c1), Secret Arnie (c2), Calm Brooke (c1), Salt (c1) Race 6: Thrilling Curly (c0), Very Chilly (c1), Riddle Mate (c1), Jetsun Coal (c1) Race 7: Thrilling Charly(c1), Ila Gladys (c1), Urban Combat (c1), Kylie’s Belle (c0) Race 8: Thrilling Tremor(c1), Agent Van Alden (c1), Tekau (c0), Opawa Token (c0) Race 9: Jackson Town, Star Bound, Thrilling Lori, Twin Rivers Race 10: Bornato, Kiwi Girl, Benny Rox, Mint Power Race 11: Winsome Flash, Beau Rivage, El Jarrah, Space Race Race 12: Thrilling Blitz (c5), Lochinvar Onyx, Hot Pootie, Thrilling Charge

Forbury fields, form and drivers Forbury Park Trotting Club Inc Venue: Forbury Park Meeting Date: 31 Jan 2013 NZ Meeting number : 8 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 6.05pm (NZT) MILLER FAMILY GRANDCHILDREN TROT $5000, 2yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 Wingham Well (1) fr............M Williamson (J) 2 5598 Sappy’s Brite Star (2) fr................ C Buchan 3 0x70P Midnight Music (3) fr.....................B Norman 4 9x0x8 Donny Wood (4) fr................D G McCormick 5 55955 Goodboy Tiger (5) fr..........................D Dunn 6 080 Mr Majestic (U1) fr............................ A Clark 7 89580 Cool Son (U2) fr...............................R Swain 8 80x08 Feather Boyz (U3) fr...............A Malcolmson 9 57x00 Zoogin (U4) fr....................................P Davis 2 6.35pm WASHINGTON VC F&M MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+ f&m non winners mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 03735 Shards Of Myross (1) fr........... N Williamson 2 30x56 Raja Bromac (2) fr.................... J I Dickie (J) 3 4700 Ella Fitzgerald (3) fr..........................P Davis 4 08 Elite Pippa (4) fr..................M Williamson (J) 5 730 City Chic (5) fr................................B Orange 6 732 Shard N Awe (6) fr............................D Dunn 7 80347 City Courage (7) fr..................S Walkinshaw 8 Caesars Gamble (8) fr.....................J W Cox 3 7.05pm LIFE MEMBER HARRISON HELLYER PACE $5000, 3yo+ non winners pace, stand, 2700m 1 53058 Bryleigh Star (1) fr........................B Norman 2 26326 The Witch Doctor (2) fr............ N Williamson 3 3149x Lilly Jones (3) fr................................D Dunn 4 05070 Share The Joy (4) fr............M Williamson (J) 5 2972 Clifton Venture (5) fr.........................J W Cox 6 Machinegun Kelly (6) fr....................R Swain

7 92070 Manchester Tom (7) fr............M Prendergast 7.35pm MAINLINE TROT $5000, 3yo+ non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 200 Makarewa Jake (1) fr........................D Dunn 2 Left Right Andcentre (2) fr.. B Williamson (J) 3 28866 Speedy Success (3) fr...................... A Clark 4 04560 Maple Twist (4) fr...................M Prendergast 5 826x0 Kayleighs Dream (5) fr........M Williamson (J) 6 8x957 Its Oscar (U1) fr......................S Walkinshaw 7 44Dx0 Whendaboysliteup (U2) fr.................. W Low 8 326 Perfect Sunrise (U3) fr.....................J W Cox 5 8.07pm BRYLIN BOYZ JUNIOR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE $5500, 4yo+ 1 to 2 wins mob. pace jun.d, mobile, 2200m 1 69268 Better Than Money (1) fr........... J I Dickie (J) 2 27219 Zara P (2) fr...........................R McIlwrick (J) 3 30x27 Belmont Fire (3) fr....................B Thomas (J) 4 68494 Star Of Courage (4) fr..................J Young (J) 5 14547 Last One VC (5) fr.................... S Stewart (J) 6 14874 Harmony Rule (6) fr............ B Williamson (J) 7 05130 Incomparable (7) fr................J Anderson (J) 8 47x91 Garbo (8) fr................................ J Trainor (J) 9 93463 Hot Toddy (9) fr........................ S Golding (J) 10 07060 Waihemo Caesar (21) fr............ T Bagrie (J) 11 64426 Devil’s Advocate (22) fr......... C Ferguson (J) 12 17322 Donostia (23) fr........................... R Close (J) 13 15442 Rock Of Tara (24) fr............M Williamson (J) 6 8.38pm VET EQUINE CLAIMERS MOBILE PACE $5000, claimers mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 598P8 Here’s Shifty fr.............................. Scratched 2 85549 Rolias (1) fr.............................S Walkinshaw 3 54777 Barberino (2) fr......................... N Williamson 4 48551 Cullen’s Finest (3) fr.......................A Armour 5 05900 Thrill Factor (4) fr...........................B Orange


6 8x606 Del Sur (5) fr....................... B Williamson (J) 7 06688 Eastwood Pharaoh (6) fr.....M Williamson (J) 7 9.08pm ACME METAL & DRUM MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 80080 Scotty Is Flyin (1) fr.................. S Golding (J) 2 960 Double Oh Seven (2) fr...........S Walkinshaw 3 Vision N Power (3) fr.........................D Dunn 4 900 Jay F Kay (4) fr.......................... T Bagrie (J) 5 030 Tagataese (5) fr................................J W Cox 6 00509 You Choose (6) fr.............................R Swain 7 809x8 Rescarn (7) fr............................ J I Dickie (J) 8 Match Point (8) fr...........................B Orange 9 54289 Not Sure (9) fr.....................M Williamson (J) 10 7 Yippe Ki Yay (21) fr.................. N Williamson 11 60x05 Palace Prospect (22) fr..................A Armour 12 37365 Just A Marvel (23) fr........... B Williamson (J) 13 x6600 Towney (U1) fr.............................D Johnston 8 9.40pm DUNEDIN CITY FORD PACE $6000, 3yo+ 1 to 2 wins pace, stand, 2700m 1 26296 Gliding Charm (1) fr................. S Golding (J) 2 02263 Here Comes Brucie (2) fr............D Johnston 3 25377 Shinko (3) fr............................. N Williamson 4 87584 Greshees Angel (4) fr.........M Williamson (J) 5 70954 Never Eyre (5) fr..............................J W Cox 6 32077 Benihana (6) fr................................C Barron 7 5x231 Kate Stephanie (7) fr........................D Dunn 8 06860 Pennyana (8) fr................................R Swain 9 10.10pm WAIKOUAITI TC RACE ON SUNDAY 10TH FEB MBL PACE $6500, 3yo+ 1 to 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 2019 Sonova Gun (1) fr.............................D Dunn 2 53410 Supreme Estella (2) fr............J Anderson (J) 3 83050 Ruby Ruby (3) fr...................... N Williamson

4 56041 Speak Up (4) fr............................T McMillan 5 19820 Tango Lady (5) fr................ B Williamson (J) 6 00494 Giannis Bromac (6) fr............... J I Dickie (J) 7 24635 Ballindooley (7) fr.............................J W Cox 8 43308 Night Emberz (8) fr..............................C Lee 9 xP076 Graceandtemika (9) fr.........M Williamson (J) 10 10.35pm SIGNPRINT HANDICAP TROT $6000, 1 to 5 wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2700m 1 x0888 Forrest Heights (1) fr.................. J Trainor (J) 2 00369 Heza Boy Star (2) fr.....................T McMillan 3 2x035 Waitoto Express (3) fr.......................D Dunn 4 81608 So King (4) fr................................B Norman 5 x4516 Space Ace (U1) 10.................A Malcolmson 6 x2174 Beat The Rythem (U2) 10................J W Cox 7 311x9 Reunite (1) 20..................... T Williamson (J) 8 1940P Mum Beat Lyall (U1) 40......M Williamson (J) Pacifiers off : Sappy’s Brite Star (R1), Whendaboysliteup (R4) SELECTIONS Race 1: Sappy’s Brite Star, Goodboy Tiger, Cool Son, Donny Wood Race 2: Shard N Awe, Shards Of Myross, City Chic, Raja Bromac Race 3: The Witch Doctor, Lilly Jones, Clifton Venture, Bryleigh Star Race 4: Perfect Sunrise, Its Oscar, Makarewa Jake, Kayleighs Dream Race 5: Devil’s Advocate, Better Than Money, Belmont Fire, Rock Of Tara Race 6: Cullen’s Finest, Thrill Factor, Eastwood Pharaoh, Rolias Race 7: Vision N Power, Double Oh Seven, Rescarn, Match Point Race 8: Here Comes Brucie, Shinko, Kate Stephanie, Gliding Charm Race 9: Ballindooley, Tango Lady, Sonova Gun, Supreme Estella Race 10: Beat The Rythem, So King, Space Ace, Mum Beat Lyall

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Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 31 Jan 2013 NZ Meeting number : 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 4.26pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C3, 295m 1 77878 Bigtime Allgo nwtd P &.......................Doody 2 44363 Jackson Cat 17.21............................ B Dann 3 34325 Home Truth 17.32.......................... G Cleeve 4 6658x Wandy Pam nwtd.........................D Kingston 5 56254 Knox 17.44........................................ B Dann 6 878x5 Another Move nwtd....................J McInerney 7 24746 Rule Judge Judy 17.59 J &.....................May 8 78887 Genista Tornado 17.43 J &.....................May 9 17742 Wandy Paul 17.47............................ M Grant 10 85582 Wandy Luck 17.51......................... G Cleeve 2 4.50pm (NZT) DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY STAKES C2, 520m 1 25542 Sretror 30.69 J &.............................D Fahey 2 15331 Wild Grove nwtd J &........................D Fahey 3 41457 Bank Roller 30.67............................. M Flipp 4 31244 Know Honour 30.81....................... G Cleeve 5 55612 Another Star nwtd......................J McInerney 6 62327 Thrilling Sound 30.68 S &................B Evans 7 82455 Homebush Chopper 31.06.........J McInerney 8 47744 Big Token 31.09.........................J McInerney 9 57486 Sonic Duffer 30.70......................... G Cleeve 10 78853 Baby James 30.98.....................J McInerney 3 5.07pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK SPRINT C4, 295m 1 37466 Cawbourne Moff 17.00..............J McInerney 2 8x88x Flip The Dice 17.23...................A Botherway 3 77748 Wise Wonder 17.34 C &..................... Fagan 4 81361 Wandy Devil (c5) nwtd..................... M Grant 5 54177 Jed Norton 17.36........................... G Cleeve 6 31523 Butterbean 17.35 M &....................PT Binnie 7 27531 But It’s Great 17.55....................J McInerney 8 16227 Runway Queen 17.41.................... G Cleeve 9 88417 Homebush Craig 17.29..............J McInerney 10 17817 Thunda Thighs 17.30.................J McInerney

4 5.25pm (NZT) BUY SELL & EXCHANGE DASH C5, 295m

1 31137 Know Love Affair 17.34................. L Waretini 2 28411 Rodriguez 17.19..................................A Lee 3 21211 Zebidiah 17.02 J &...........................D Fahey 4 83884 Theokoles 17.51........................R Blackburn 5 18584 Just A Mate (c4) 17.51..............J McInerney 6 5278x Enable 17.45 H &.................................Taylor 7 81372 Ramrada 17.21 C &......................D Roberts 8 61753 Fireman’s Escort 17.28.................. G Cleeve 9 23862 Homebush Sarge 17.41.............J McInerney 10 52277 Pearl’s Boy 17.28........................... G Cleeve 5 5.50pm (NZT) CAROL’S TAB STAKES C3, 520m 1 37515 Thrilling Sadie 30.70........................ M Grant 2 52676 Opawa Midnight 30.66 L &................. Wales 3 53763 Know Peril 30.62............................ G Cleeve 4 24662 Cawbourne Kim 30.63...............J McInerney 5 52113 Gone Awol 30.80.......................J McInerney 6 48848 Wonnie Wonder 30.55 C &...........D Roberts 7 44271 Barnaby Bale 30.84 C &...............D Roberts 8 47575 Not A Know 30.82.........................A Waretini 9 58368 Felixstowe 31.04 A &..........................Seque 10 77767 Magic You 30.65 C &....................D Roberts 6 6.16pm (NZT) JET PETS DASH C5, 295m 1 23643 Another Gon 17.17....................J McInerney 2 65731 Roqette 17.25 C &........................D Roberts 3 F3531 Hot Shot Lawyer 17.48 H &.................Taylor 4 84223 Rosca 17.11...............................J McInerney 5 65112 Adini 17.16.................................... L Waretini 6 31578 Crixus 17.45...............................R Blackburn 7 27285 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 8 23434 Know Advantage 17.25.................. G Cleeve 9 23862 Homebush Sarge 17.41.............J McInerney 10 86265 Cawbourne Dusty 17.51.................. M Grant 7 6.47pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO CANTERBURY FUTURITY HEAT R/Aq, 520m 1 27382 Take A Trick (c2) 30.64..................... M Flipp 2 24231 Jinja Power (c1) 30.52 J &...............D Fahey 3 147Fx Girl Racer (c2) 30.42 J &.................D Fahey 4 84655 Dittman (c2) 31.01.............................J Dunn 5 4766x Opawa Jake (c0) nwtd L &.................. Wales

6 22311 Opawa Jed (c2) 30.35 J &...............D Fahey 7 61577 Fear Go (c5) 30.48........................ G Cleeve 8 51262 Rambunctious (c3) 30.63...........A Bradshaw 8 7.18pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO CANTERBURY FUTURITY HEAT R/Aq, 520m 1 Olympic Medal (c0) nwtd J &...........D Fahey 2 22213 Opawa Bart (c2) 30.78 L &................. Wales 3 21722 Tepirita Rita (c3) nwtd.......................B Shaw 4 73471 Opawa No Ear (c1) 30.59 J &.........D Fahey 5 62165 Know Attempt (c5) 30.46............... G Cleeve 6 67118 Take No Prisoner(c5) 30.42........... G Cleeve 7 1133x Moulin Blue (c1) 30.42 J &..............D Fahey 8 23663 Fulla Torque (c2) nwtd C &...........D Roberts 9 7.45pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO CANTERBURY FUTURITY HEAT R/Aq, 520m 1 11131 Wayleggo (c3) 30.43 J &.................D Fahey 2 4 Opawa Jay (c0) nwtd L &.................... Wales 3 71711 Know Thought (c5) 30.58.............. G Cleeve 4 35687 Jinja Jam (c2) 30.85 L &..................... Wales 5 Box Vacant.................................... Scratched 6 26115 Opawa Swede (c2) 30.53 J &..........D Fahey 7 23847 Primitive (c3) nwtd.............................J Dunn 8 65214 Jack’s First (c4) 31.28.......................B Shaw 10 8.00pm ADDINGTON EVENTS CENTRE SPRINT C5, 295m 1 73587 Know Rival 17.22........................... G Cleeve 2 63185 Excuse Please 17.35................... J McMillan 3 58423 Homebush Mayhem 17.38.........J McInerney 4 63586 Jumpin’ Julia 17.36....................J McInerney 5 62182 Callahan 17.26............................. M Roberts 6 11187 Dixie Lee 17.00..........................R Blackburn 7 11166 Kyann 17.01 A &.................................Seque 8 44431 Drysdale 17.17.....................................A Lee 9 52277 Pearl’s Boy 17.28........................... G Cleeve 10 67138 Fiery Flower 17.48............................ B Dann 11 8.25pm FLATPACK HOUSES PH MURRAY 033715005 STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 76115 Mamaja 30.14................................. R Casey 2 52658 Magic Lass 30.43 C &..................D Roberts

3 52281 Russell Hart 30.38.....................J McInerney 4 x6375 Maximum Jewel 30.46 C &...........D Roberts 5 86511 Ultimate Dream 29.93.................. M Roberts 6 12214 White Air 30.37 J &..........................D Fahey 7 42427 Know Class 30.12.......................... G Cleeve 8 83858 Iceberg Rapper nwtd....................... M Grant 9 66151 Know Chaos (c4) 30.65................. G Cleeve 10 66312 Dyna Diego (c4) nwtd C &............D Roberts 12 8.55pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 74151 Cawbourne Catch 17.17................... M Flipp 2 76541 Wandy Boiler 17.33........................ G Cleeve 3 32735 Nova’s Fortune 17.27.................J McInerney 4 22541 Wazza Freebie 17.30 H &....................Taylor 5 35442 Anytime Will Do 17.48...............J McInerney 6 35156 Visual Illusion 17.38....................... G Cleeve 7 33473 Okuku Lilly 17.51............................ R Casey 8 43887 Mustard Fudge 0.00 J &.........................May 9 88417 Homebush Craig 17.29..............J McInerney 10 84565 Smash Dora 17.53........................... M Grant LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS Race 1: Home Truth, Jackson Cat, Knox, Another Move Race 2: Wild Grove, Sretror, Know Honour, Thrilling Sound Race 3: Cawbourne Moff, Wandy Devil (c5), Butterbean, Flip The Dice Race 4: Zebidiah, Rodriguez, Ramrada, Know Love Affair Race 5: Not A Know, Know Peril, Gone Awol, Barnaby Bale Race 6: Roqette, Adini, Rosca, Know Advantage Race 7: Opawa Jed (c2), Fear Go (c5), Jinja Power (c1), Girl Racer (c2) Race 8: Know Attempt (c5), Moulin Blue (c1), Take No Prisoner(c5), Olympic Medal (c0) Race 9: Know Thought (c5), Wayleggo (c3), Opawa Swede (c2), Jinja Jam (c2) Race 10: Drysdale, Dixie Lee, Kyann, Homebush Mayhem Race 11: White Air, Know Class, Mamaja, Ultimate Dream Race 12: Cawbourne Catch, Wandy Boiler, Wazza Freebie, Nova’s Fortune


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Thursday, January 31, 2013


Methven Bowling Club

For information please call: Jenny 308 8424, Barry 307 0585, Margaret 307 7498.

Over the past week we have completed our singles play. Congratulations to C Carter, men’s open champion; R Smith, Ladies open champion; I Syme, men’s junior champion; R Fensom men’s colt champion. Good luck to the four of you for this Saturday at Allenton in the champion of champions tournament. Also congratulations to M Middleton & W Suttie winning the ladies open pairs last week. On Wednesday we held the Edna Low Ladies Fours proudly sponsored by Methven Pharmacy, Methven Medical Centre, More than Mail, thank you to these sponsors for their support. Winners were M Sullivan, M Doherty, B Davey, M Burns; 2nd B Gawn, S Pagey, D Gordon, W Breach; 3rd N McKenzie, L Spargo, N Woods, O Collins. Great to see our Doreen featuring once again well done girls. On Thursday at the Smallbone Triples at Rakaia R Smith, W Blackwell, S Robinson 1 win 1 draw; R Thomas, E Maw, A Holmes 1 win; S Pagey, H Weir, G Pagey 1 win. The Rep girls of R Smith, W Blackwell, M Stone, S Pagey, R Isherwood, M Sullivan went to Timaru on Friday to defend the Arnst Trophy which we won last year but sadly we came up short going down 10 games to 6 we will be back with a vengeance next year to retrieve it. At the Milsom cup on Saturday B Mayson, B Harper, H Weir, S Goodwin had 3 wins 1 draw and came home with the silverware great stuff guys well done. D Isherwood, A Smith, J McCrory, J Martin 1 win. Happy bowling everyone.

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The Ashburton Ladies’ Probus Club The club held their January meeting in the Doris Linton Lounge. In the absence of the president, vice-president Sheila took the meeting. The National Anthem was sung. One member has recently celebrated her 80th birthday, she was given the posy of flowers. Alison Donald was our mini speaker. She is involved with the St John shuttle that takes Ashburton people to medical appointments in Christchurch. This is a service that is most helpful for many people. After morning tea, our main speaker was Alison Early. Alison has spent time teaching children in the Falkland Islands. A most interesting topic that was enhanced by slides of the Islands. The speakers were thanked and given gifts.

Allenton Croquet Club The regular meeting of the Allenton Croquet Club was held at 9am on January 24. There was a good attendance with no apologies. After hearing the previous meetings minutes read and the financial report, both of which were accepted, Barbara gave her Captain’s report. She reminded us that we must get our club competition games played. Some members played in Croquet South Canterbury competitions and although not successful found the games very enjoyable. The Rawlinson Trophy was played recently at Methven and there Lois and Jill won the plate. Robyn has recently reduced her handicap to 16 – congratulations. There are quite a few fun games coming up and these are mentioned on the notice board. Particular mention was made of the Waireka Centennial Tournament on 17 March which will be followed by a meal and promises to be a very enjoyable day. A Vets Tournament will be held at Ashbury on February 21, the Town v Country competition is scheduled for February 26, Silver Badges competition on March 2 and 3 and Gala Cup between local clubs has still to be arranged. So all in all a busy time is ahead for croquet players. Our Annual Garden Walk is to be held on Saturday February 9. The gardens to be visited are Mr & Mrs Summerfield’s at 125 Hollands Road, Tinwald, Mr & Mrs Bennett’s at 22 Cambridge Street and Mr & Mrs Galway’s at 5 Mason Place. After viewing these lovely gardens, morning tea will be served at the Allenton Sports Club, where there will also be a well stocked Sales Table and interesting raffles. Our next meeting will be held on February 28 at 9am.

Seniornet Ashburton Inc Happy New Year to everybody. We hope 2013 will be a great year. Inquiries have started to come in and we are very happy about this. If you have not been contacted, please ring again, as there has been problems with some phones and answerphones. Our committee met to organise our AGM, Open Day and Library Display. The AGM will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 1.30pm in the MSA Card room. All welcome. We are looking for interested people for our committee. (Don’t panic though) We also need people willing to help us out with helping the tutors and general bits and pieces. (This is a great way to learn) We also need a handy person to help with our computer maintenance. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! Our library display is on between Monday, February 11 and Monday, February 25. Our open day is on Wednesday, February 20 at 1.30pm, with displays and a speaker. More information about this day next month.


tV1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Infomercial. 9.30 MasterChef New Zealand. (G, R, T) 10.30 MasterChef Masterclass. (G, R, T) 11.30 Infomercial. 12.00 One News. (T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Ashley and Laurel go away to make things better. 1.00 Come Dine With Me. (G, T) A daily lifestyle show. 2.00 Britain’s Best Dish. (G,


2.55 To Build Or Not To Build. (G, T) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) Six contestants go head-to-head to win the cash in a game of strategy and skill. 6.00 One News. (T) 7.00 Border Patrol. (Final, G,



R, T)

7.30 Coronation Street. (PGR, T) Colin thwarts John’s plan. 8.30 Agent Anna. (AO, T) Robyn Malcolm stars as Anna, a down-on-herluck single mum who has no other choice, but to sell real estate for a living. 9.00 Miranda. (PGR, T) 9.35 Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: The Big Clear Out. (G, T) 10.40 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.10 Tagata Pasifika. 11.40 Alcatraz. (AO, T) 12.45 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.05 BBC World – GMT With George Alagiah. (G) 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 HARDtalk. 4.00 BBC World News. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere.


9125 or Elaine at 308 7634.

Ashburton County Lions

A great weekend for Allenton bowlers winning three sub centre champion of champion pairs titles from 4 entries out of a maximum of 5. Our senior men defeated Ashburton 20-11. Well done Graeme Bishop and Alex Crawford. Our Junior men defeated Hinds 22-9. Great stuff Alan Leis and John Bruce. Our junior ladies defeated Hinds 27-3. A convincing win for Annette Sargisson and Anne Reid. Congratulations Tinwald for taking out the senior ladies and MSA men for winning the colts. The chosen ones for ladies reps on January 25 were Sandra Holdom, Shirley Doig, Wendy Watson, Dawn Bruce & Cait Bassett. Mid-canterbury failed to bring back the Arnst Trophy - losing to a formidable South-Canterbury side. Championship finals results update: senior men’s singles, Bruce White defeated Alex Crawford 21-9. Junior men’s singles Mathew Bassett defeated John Bruce 22-6. Men’s open fours Graeme Bishop, Bruce White, Robb Coyle and Graham Clarke defeated Bob Holdom, Rowan Tonks, John Drayton and Alan Leis 21-15. Junior ladies fours Judy Ryk, Annette Sargisson, Anne Reid and Shirley Doig defeated Cait Bassett, Gina Smith, Julie Trudgeon and Betty Beck 29-8. Good luck to Bruce White, Mathew Bassett, Maurice Reid, Sandra Keith and Dawn Bruce for your sub centre singles championships on saturday. Our New Year raffle result winners were 1st 462 Megan Argent. 2nd 399 P Reilly. 3rd 799 JA White. 4th 32 Gay Beckley. Thank you everyone for your support.

Members of Ashburton County Lions Club were welcomed to their first meeting for the calendar year by vice-president Lilian Wakelin who extended new year greetings to all members. Several apologies from members still on holiday, including President Christine Stewart, were accepted. The venue being the Ashburton Golf Club rooms, many members entered into a putting competition on the nearby practice green. Thanks were extended to Lion Fiona Williamson for these, and all, arrangements relating to the evening. A beautiful two course meal was prepared and served by the caterer from the Golf Club. Offers of help for forthcoming events were sought – Children’s Day, March 3; Mayfield A&P Association contract March 9; Driving for Park St Day Care Centre on Friday’s; Heart Foundation Collection February 15; and ‘Fashion with Flair’, the club’s major project to be held at 38 Milton Road on Saturday, February 23. Camp Quality Management acknowledged the club gift of $1000.00 for this year’s camp; and registrations for District 202J Convention being held in Ashburton were received and members are encouraged to attend at least some of the activities. Club finances were reported to be in a healthy state, with special mention being made of the success of the ‘herb project’ being run preparatory to, and in conjunction with, Fashion with Flair. To date, in excess of $2000 has been raised. These funds together with monies raised at Fashion with Flair are designated for the work of Women’s Refuge and other similar charities. Directors reports were received. Membership director Lion Fern Blake thanked those who had helped with meals on wheels in December; and also thanked those who had offered to do the Heart Foundation appeal. Social and Programme director Lion Moyra Whiting acknowledged the work of Lion Lucille Brown in arranging the club outing to the Court Theatre for the musical ‘Grease’, saying that, despite the significant aftershock in the midst of the outing, it had been a most enjoyable occasion. Lion Moyra also spoke to the arrangements for the Mayfield A&P Association contract, emphasising the importance of all members to participate; and then spoke of her sense of need for residents in Aged Care Facilities to have some percussion instruments that they might more fully engage in musical activities provided them. Projects director Lion Helen whiting reported plans for ‘Fashion with Flair’ were well advanced, with an excellent response from groups desiring space for stalls. Members were encouraged to promote the project and sell tickets. In introducing this report, the club’s first Projects director Lion Avis Kingsland, and the first President, Lion Betty Watson, had been invited to reminisce on the club’s first project, especially noteworthy (a) because it was held in the very room in which we were gathering; and (b) because it was a fashion evening – major at the time, but relatively small in comparison to this year’s effort. Publicity director Lion Barbara Borland spoke of publicity already undertaken; and asked members to distribute posters to business and community locations to stimulate further awareness. In general business, members were reminded of Convention on 23/24 March, and were advised that the club would be providing boxed lunches and help would be required with that project. The prize winners of the putting competition were announced – 1st Lion Adele O’Connor; runners up Lions Jan Stonyer, Dawn Whiting, Janet Kingsbury, and Barbara Borland. The monthly raffle was won by Lion Dawn Whiting. The meeting concluded in light hearted fashion as Tail Twister Jackie Ryan ‘caught out’ and fined many errant members!!

Foundation street collection, and helpers to take turns selling raffle tickets on Waitangi Day. A firm commitment was now required from those wishing to join the bus trip to the Ellerslie Flower Show. Bus fares to be brought to February meeting. The usual lighthearted session from the Tail Twister Lion Ron provided embarrassment for some as well as contributions to funds. The evening closed with the singing of Scottish songs led by Lion Les Briggs and accompanied by Rona Hayward concluding with Auld Lang Syne.

Ashvegas Country Club The clubs first premier day of the year was held at Temuka last Sunday with a stableford round being played. Hitting the ball straight off the tee to avoid the many trees is vital and judging by many of the scores the trees were victorious on this occasion. Bryan McFarlane intelligently patted it down the middle all day to claim the top prize with 36 stableford points after an excellent round

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The Plains Ladies Probus Club On Monday, January 28 on a glorious hot sunny day Aine welcomed 76 members and one visitor to our first meeting for the year. Fourteen apologies were received and one resignation. Aine then inducted one new member June Fahey. Correspondence was read followed by the treasurer’s report. Members who have been unwell have been contacted by our almoner. Rosemary gave us information on the bus trip planned to see the Giant’s House in Akaroa on Thursday, February 28; If your name is not down and you wish to go please contact Rosemary or a committee member. Joyce Chambers was our mini speaker on her two month trip with her friend to America. They visited many places of interest on their travels, some of which were – San Francisco, Nashville, Memphis where shops are still full of Elvis Presley memorabilia. Road Island where film stars live for some months of the year. They took in great scenery on their cliff walks, visited the restaurant where the Cheers TV Programme was filmed. They were fortunate to take in a cruise and enjoyed the nightly shows on the ship. They visited Niagara Falls, flew to Philadelphia and visited gardens featuring a coloured water display. These are just some of the amazing places they visited; thank you Joyce for your wonderful talk; you certainly gave us a good insight into your trip. The raffle was won by Jan McArthur. After morning tea our guest speaker was Howard Mahere (The Lolly Man). Howard spoke to us on Zimbabwe, the lifestyle there and how he, his wife and family of three came to choose New Zealand instead of Britain. In his home country he was not selfemployed, so when his wife, a registered nurse, applied for a job in Ashburton, they came here to start a new life. He said his family would not have the opportunities in Zimbabwe like they have here. After visiting Queenstown and seeing the lolly shop he decided this was something he wanted to pursue. His saying is “When you know what you want you can achieve it”. Howard gained a certificate in America to become a public speaker and he is writing a book, What Happens in Life. His interests are his wife and family and reading other peoples autobiographies and going to the gym to keep fit and healthy. Aine thanked Howard and presented him with a tray of fruit. Hope to see you all at our next meeting on February 25.

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The first meeting of the Ashburton Lions Club for 2013 held at Hotel Ashburton on January 28 was attended by 84 members , partners and visitors. Ist VP Lion John Lynch deputising ACROSS DOWNfor President Meredith chaired the meeting and welcomed visitors Lion Graham Edge from 1. the Pant (4) Lions Club, Rev David 2. Merge (10)a special welcome Ashburton Brown and to former member Wall(4) now living in the Bay 8. back Philanthropic (10) Geoff and 3. Diana Treaty of Plenty. As has been the custom for many years the January 9. gathering Dais (8)takes the form of a celebration 4. Amblecommemorating (6) the life Robbie Burns. The commenced 10.ofChurch recess (4)programme 5. Low soundwith (6)the piping in of the Haggis by Lion Bill Doak accompanied by Mrs Edna Currie Annul 6. inKiller A presentation was made to Joy Jaine by Tony Duncan CEO12.and Lion (6) John Reid resplendent a kilt (8) and bearing the usual of Heart Foundation when she retired last year as Chairman14.‘tipple’. Recommence 7. was Summit The address(6) to the Haggis given (4) by Mrs Edna Currie of Ashburton Branch. He spoke very highly of Joy’s dedication15.who in her 90’s delivered an impressive performance in true Void (6) 11. Share feelings (10)Robbie and commitment since 1989 and as Chairman since 1995, and Burns manner. Rev Brown led us in the grace by reciting A Poet’s 17. Light shoe (6) 13. Boiling-pot (8) presented her with a beautiful arrangement of flowers. Also retired Grace by Burns. The Haggis which had once again been made by and acknowledged at the luncheon was Gina Smith (12 years), Alan18.Dulcie Lyttle, which Lascivious (4) she has been 16. doing Losefor (6)more than 25 years, Smith (14 years), Jeff Jaine (10 years), and Ethel Powell (7 years). was served before the meal. 19. Furtive (8) 17. Quick The committee is now Barbara Harris Chairman, Ray Harraway Rev David Brown delivered an interesting(6) insight into the life of Vice Chairman, Julie Begg Treasurer, Elaine Ford Secretary, Bill21.Robbie Burns. Titled “Immortal of (4) Burns” the address Note (10) 18.Memory Hobble Corbett, Ian Cullimore, Joy Jaine, Ruth Kinvig, John Leadley, Tom described the many, sometimes questionable characteristics which 22. Victim (4) 20. Mass (4) Pearson and Hannah Stocker (Cardiac Nurse) The Events Team had a profound effect on those around him. He was seen and judged members are Colleen Harraway, Teresa Sinclair and Ann Stafford. in many different ways by society but beyond his activities he had a SOLUTIONS TOempathy PUZZLE No 12,111 February 10 to 17 is Heart Week. Look for the banner across East deep understanding and for human nature. Street. A Golf Tournament is being held on Sunday, February 10Across: The entertainment forThirsty; the evening was provided the MacLean 7 Obese; 8 9 Virtual; 10 by Dirge; 12 at Tinwald Golf Club, a Tai Chi demonstration Tuesday, February family. Talented young Ruairidhi delighted us with his beautiful 15 Antagonise; 18 Terse; 19 Gallant; 21 12 at the Checker Board in town and a Jump Rope demonstrationChangeable; playing of the bagpipes, which had once belonged to his grandfaProfile; on Friday 15 again on the Checker Board. ther, 22 andLover. sister Eirinn aged 11 dancing an Irish Hornpipe and the 1 Conversant; Weary; Menu; 4 Stolen; 5 We have very loyal volunteers who will be contacted shortly toDown: traditional version. These2dances were3 accompanied by dad playing collect on Friday 15 being National Appeal Day. But we welcomeKindness; an electronic set of pipes. 6 Ascribe; 11 Elementary; 13 Hygienic; 14 new volunteers so if you are able to help please ring Colleen at 308Stardom; Members were reminded that collectors 16 Nugget; 17 Carve; 20 Loll.were needed for the Heart

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6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Grizzly Tales. (G, R, T) 7.25 The Man In The Mirror. (G, T) 7.50 Ben 10. (G, R, T) 8.15 Tiki Tour. (T) 8.40 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.50 Bird Bath. (G, R, T)

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away.

6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30

9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (G, R, T) 12.00 Once Upon A Time. (PGR, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Jeremy Kyle USA. (AO) 3.00 Pocoyo. (G, R, T) 3.15 Jungle Junction. (R, T) 3.35 Spongebob Squarepants. (G, R, T) 4.05 Sonny With A Chance.

(G, R, T)

1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Twelve overweight contestants battle the bulge. 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight.

(G, R)

5.30 Home And Away. (T) Maddy and Spencer arrive in the bay, April squashes Dex’s fears that never-again will he lead a normal life, Casey rejects Tamara’s advances.

(G, R, T)

4.30 Kickin’ It. (G, T) 5.00 Horace. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 My Wife And Kids.

(G, R, T)

6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) Joey sets Chandler up on a blind date with Janice. 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) Andrew has to go to the hospital for blood tests. 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) Bella fights her grief, Vasa stirs up trouble, and Zac steps up his campaign. 7.30 RBT. (G, T) 8.00 Air Ways. (G, T) 8.30 Embarrassing Bodies.

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 The Block Australia.

(PGR, T) 8.30 Bones. (AO, T)

An investigation of human remains found in the aftermath of an explosion in a hotel garage hits a snag when the team learn their assumptions about a man’s fate are incorrect. 9.30 Project Runway. (G, T) The contestants spin out designs for the Emmy Awards. 10.30 Nightline. With Sacha McNeil. 11.00 Defying Gravity. (AO)

(AO, T)

9.30 Kitchen Nightmares.


10.30 Revenge. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Motorway Patrol.

(PGR, R, T)

12.00 Chase. (AO, T) 1.00 Crash Course. (G, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (G, R, T) 3.20 Jeremy Kyle. (AO, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (G, R) 5.30 Infomercials.

12.00 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)

R) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G) 3.05 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 3.30 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 3.40 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G) 3.50 Hannah Montana Forever. (G, R) 4.15 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.40 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.10 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.35 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 That ‘70s Show. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R)

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Collegiate Rugby Club Pre-season get together this Saturday 2pm at the clubrooms – everyone is welcome! We are looking forward to continue the success of 2013 with our Senior Bs and our new jersey sponsors and welcoming new players so some of our older guys can rest aching bones! Plans are kicking into gear for the upcoming season with JAB Committee getting under way under Phil Nicolson again – we look forward to our players returning and new ones coming, we will keep you posted for registration day.

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of 74 while Terry Kingsbury took 2nd place with 35 points after his round of 81. There was a 5 way tie for 3rd with Steve Cowie, Robin Simms, Goldie, Mitch and Clarkie all having 32 points. Bryan also won the putting prize and Cheyne Mapu had the only 2. This Sunday’s club day is scheduled to be held at Rakaia at the normal tee off time of 10am.


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No 12,113

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club

PRIMe 6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.

Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News.

(G, R)

12.05 Home Shopping. (G) 1.35 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.05 Home Shopping. (G)

7.30 Family Guy. (PGR, R) Peter ends up losing the kids to Child Services after he’s diagnosed as being mentally challenged. 8.00 American Dad. (PGR) 8.30 The Cleveland Show. (PGR) 9.00 Bob’s Burgers. (AO) 9.30 South Park. (AO, R) 10.00 Cops. (AO, R) 10.30 Celebrity Paranormal Project. (AO) 11.25 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLE No 12,112 Across: 1 Gasp; 8 Altruistic; 9 Platform; 10 Apse; 12 Cancel; 14 Resume; 15 Vacuum; 17 Sandal; 18 Lewd; 19 Stealthy; 21 Memorandum; 22 Prey. Down: 2 Amalgamate; 3 Pact; 4 Stroll; 5 Murmur; 6 Assassin; 7 Acme; 11 Sympathise; 13 Cauldron; 16 Mislay; 17 Speedy; 18 Limp; 20 Lump.

the bOx 6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.15 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.40 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.50 Law & Order. (M) 10.45 NCIS. (PG) 11.35 Unstoppable. (16) 1.25 NYPD Blue. (M) 2.15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.40 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & Order. (M) 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos.


6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (PG) Gibbs and his team are summoned to examine the mysterious death of a Navy commander. 8.30 Criminal Intent. (M) 9.30 Criminal Intent. (M) 10.30 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 NCIS. (PG) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. 1.45 2.10 3.00 3.55 4.45 5.35

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DOWN 1. Realistic (8) 2. Flourish (6) 3. Formerly (4) 4. Fitting (8) 5. Fight (6) 6. Fall (4) 11. Irritating (8) 13. Reference (8) 15. Ass (6) 17. Tiny (6) 19. Beyond (4) 21. Telephone (4)


6.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G, R) Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 Best Of Top Gear. 8.35 Conviction Kitchen. (PGR) Life outside prison is proving too much for some of Curley’s team. 9.30 Prisoners’ Wives. (AO) Harriet is devastated when she realises Gavin is the victim of prison bullying. 10.35 The Crowd Goes Wild.

ACROSS 7. Shameful (13) 8. Lees (8) 9. Kind (4) 10. Straight (6) 12. Rupture (6) 14. Seller (6) 16. Hatred (6) 18. Shortly (4) 20. Power (8) 22. Firmness (13)



Sky Movies 1, 6.05pm (G, R) Director Clint Eastwood continues 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) his strong run with this expert 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) retelling of a true story. Set in 1928 12.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G, Los Angeles, it features Angelina R) 1.15 Man Vs Wild. (PGR, R) Jolie as Christine Collins (below), 2.10 America’s Got Talent. who returns from work one (G, R) Howie, Sharon afternoon to find her young son, and Piers have each Walter, is missing. After months of brought back four eliminated performers to searching, the LAPD announce with try their luck one more much backslapping that they have time. found Walter. A reunion is set up and 4.00 The Late Show With the overjoyed mum goes to greet her David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) child – only to discover it’s not her Game show hosted by Features © Central Press son. An engrossing story.

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.25 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 7.55 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. (G, R) 8.20 Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Advent. (G, R) 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas. (G, R) 8.55 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.30 The Wiggles Show. (G, R) 9.40 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. (G, R) 9.50 Action Central. (G,

Cash Cab USA. (PG) NYPD Blue. (M) Criminal Intent. (M) Criminal Intent. (M) 24. (M) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

sky sPORt 2 sky sPORt 1 6.00 Basketball. NBL. Replay. 8.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 8.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Arsenal v. Liverpool. Live. 11.00 Basketball. NBL. Wollongong Hawks v NZ Breakers. Replay. 1.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Everton v West Bromwich. Replay. 3.00 Tennis. Australian Open Tennis. Day 14 Mens Singles Final. Replay. 5.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Man Utd v Southampton. Replay. 7.30 Swimming. State NZ Ocean Swim Series. State Capital Classic. 8.00 Inside The PGA Tour. 8.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. Farmers Insurance Open Round Four. Highlights. 9.30 Golf. European PGA Tour. Qatar Masters Round Four. Highlights. 10.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Arsenal v. Liverpool. Replay. 12.30 Tennis. Australian Open Tennis. Day 13 Womens Singles Final. Highlights. 1.30 Mixed Martial Arts. UFC. Johnson v Dodson. Replay. 3.30 The Ultimate Fighter: Aussie v UK. 4.30 UFC Wired. 5.30 Swimming. State NZ Ocean Swim Series. State Capital Classic.

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open Tennis. Day 13 Women’s Singles Final. From Melbourne Park, Melbourne. Replay. 8.30 Sky Sport What’s On. 8.53 Soccer. English Premier League. Manchester United v Southampton. Live. 11.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Arsenal v. Liverpool. Replay. 1.00 Lawn Bowls. World Championships. Womens Singles Final 3.00 Lawn Bowls. World Championships. Men’s Triples Final 5.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 5.30 Inside The PGA Tour. 6.00 Rugby Zone. 6.30 The Dirt. 7.30 Crowd Goes Wild. 8.00 Rugby Zone. 8.30 The Ultimate Fighter: Aussie v UK. 9.30 UFC Wired. 10.30 Crowd Goes Wild. 11.00 Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v Adelaide 36ers. Replay. 1.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Everton v West Bromwich. Replay. 3.00 The Dirt. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. Wollongong Hawks v NZ Breakers. Replay.

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6.40 Mars Needs Moms. (2011, PG) Seth Green, Dan Fogler. 8.10 Super 8. (2011, M) Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler. 10.00 Hanna. (2011, M) Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett. 11.50 Battle: Los Angeles. (2011, M) Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez. 1.45 The Howling Reborn. (2011, M) Landon Liboiron, Lindsey Shaw. 3.20 Rio. (2011, G). 4.55 Black Swan. (2010, 16) Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis. 6.45 Senna. (2010, M) Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost. 8.30 Contraband. (2012, 16) Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi. To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. Starring. Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi. 10.25 Chronicle. (2012, M) Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 11.50 Sea Beast. (2008, 16) Corin Nemec, Brent Stait. 1.20 Let Me In. (2010, 16) Chloe Moretz. 3.15 Biography: Queen Latifah. (2007,

7.15 Crank. (2006, 18) Jason Statham. 8.40 Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. (1998, 18) Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro. 10.35 Big Trouble In Little China. (1986, M) Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall. 12.15 Out Of Sight. (1998, M) George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez. 2.15 Conan The Barbarian. (1982, M) Arnold Schwarzenegger. 4.25 Dawn Of The Dead. (2004, 16) Sarah Polley. 6.05 Changeling. (2008, 16) Angelina Jolie. A mother battles with corrupt police when she desperately hunts for answers to her son’s disappearance, only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever. Angelina Jolie. 2008. 8.30 Metro. (1997, 16) Eddie Murphy. San Francisco’s top police hostage negotiator is about to get more than he ever bargained for when he goes head to head with murder, mayhem and love. 10.30 Sexy Beast. (2000, 18) Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone. 12.00 Conan The Barbarian. (1982, M) Arnold Schwarzenegger. 2.05 Dawn Of The Dead. (2004, 16) Sarah Polley. 3.45 Changeling. (2008, 16) Angelina Jolie.


4.05 Sea Beast. (2008, 16) Corin Nemec, Brent Stait. 5.35 The Howling Reborn. (2011, M) Landon Liboiron, Lindsey Shaw.

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Thursday, January 31, 2013


Nelsen bows out in typical fashion By Michael Brown It’s a scene even Ryan Nelsen would have had a chuckle over after a career trying to keep a handle on flashy forwards. As his Queens Park Rangers teammates formed a guard of honour for the big defender after what is likely to be his last game as a professional player, goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who had made a number of world-class saves to frustrate English champions Manchester City, thought it was for him and proceeded through. A member of QPR’s backroom staff pushed the Brazilian to the side and Nelsen also gave him a gentle shove before taking the applause from grateful QPR fans who chanted, ‘there’s only one Ryan Nelsen’. It’s something New Zealand football fans have known for some time and many more are now appreciating what he achieved in a remarkable (by New Zealand standards) career. The ovation and adulation he received yesterday was after only seven months with the West London club. The fact Nelsen was given such a send-off – when the cynical may

Ryan Nelsen have seen his move as jumping off a sinking ship – was a measure of the impact he made. Owner Tony Fernandes tweeted that Nelsen had been “an absolute star” in his short time and flawed former QPR midfielder Joey Barton, a hard man to impress, labelled Nelsen a “warrior”.

“I wish Ryan Nelsen would [stay], but I think we’re struggling ... he will be missed massively,” QPR boss Harry Redknapp said. Yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City was an appropriate way for Nelsen to go out. He was brilliant as he helped repel a City side desperate to keep pace with leaders Manchester United. Incredibly for a side sitting bottom of the Premier League table, QPR have conceded only one goal in their last four league games. For that, Nelsen must take a lot of credit. In an interview with MLSsoccer. com this week Nelsen said he would be sad to leave England but was excited about his next challenge. “Obviously, it’s just that time, you know,” Nelsen said. “That’s life. I’m not getting any younger and I always felt to get to 35-and-a-half [and still playing well], I would have given my left arm to do that 15 years go. So I have no complaints. I leave on my terms and I feel extremely fortunate to even have had that opportunity.” The former All Whites captain played 18 matches for QPR this season after a short stint with Tottenham Hotspur last year on the

back of playing seven seasons and 172 games for Blackburn Rovers. “I wouldn’t say [I’m] at the top of my game, but I’m close,” Nelsen said. “I always wanted to go out on my terms. I didn’t want to be a player that kind of held on, you know. Even now, though, my mind can see it but my body can’t really back it up. When that was happening, I knew it was time. “I’ve got two bone defects in my knees. Both have had operations, it’s wear and tear. I’ve got a hamstring issue where my hamstring is screwed on with screws and mesh at the moment. Just countless stuff over the years, which every player has. But it kind of wears on you and I’d like to one day be able to play with my kids instead of walking around with a cane.” Redknapp claimed he was “struggling” to get a centre-back in to replace him but then said: “I’m sure we’ll find someone.” ‘Arry has a way of weaving his magic. Nelsen will hope he can now do a similar job with a Toronto outfit hoping to make the MLS playoffs for the first time in franchise history. - APNZ

White Ferns upset England

Taylor’s comeback tour continues

The New Zealand women’s cricket side have ended their World Cup preparations on the right note, with a 13-run victory over world champions England in their final warm-up game in Mumbai. New Zealand, who were thrashed by India by eight wickets in their first warm-up game on Tuesday, posted 223 from their 50 overs and then bowled out England for 210 in the 49th over. White Ferns captain Suzie Bates said yesterday’s victory gives the side some much needed momentum ahead of tomorrow night’s (NZ time) opening pool B match against South Africa. “To come out today and improve and beat England, a very strong side, was really impressive and puts us in a good place heading into the first World Cup game,” she said. “If we’d had two loses going into the World Cup we probably would have been a bit more nervous than we needed to but with that momentum, batters scoring some runs and our bowlers executing, we’re really confident going into our pool games.” Sara McGlashan showed she is in good form and struck 88 from 90 balls on top of the half century she

Ross Taylor’s comeback tour combined to remove the Stags’ opencontinued at Eden Park’s outer oval ers, bringing Tayor to the crease in yesterday, where the former New the eighth over and with the score Zealand skipper watched Auckland on 19-2. Taylor spent nearly an take charge against Plunket Shield hour in the middle but had just leaders Central Districts. 21 runs to his name when he was Taylor returned from his self- trapped in front by allrounder Colin imposed exile against Canterbury de Grandhomme. CD captain Kieran Noema-Barnett last week, scoring 56 runs in his was the only one of side’s victory, and Taylor’s teammates he again appeared short of form on to enjoy any success the first day’s play with the bat, scoring Chris Martin yesterday. 67 as Michael Bates’ and Matt Quinn 4-44 and Martin’s After being sent in by Auckland captain 3-67 helping to skittle combined to Gareth Hopkins, the the Stags and earn remove the Stags struggled to Auckland four bowlimpose themselves ing bonus points. Stags’ openers on fourth-placed Auckland had less Auckland and trouble on the Eden limped to 233 all Park wicket, with 23-year-old opener out. By stumps, the hosts had reduced the arrears to 91 Michael Guptill-Bunce being run runs and will take seven wickets in out by Doug Bracewell when three runs short of a maiden half century. hand into today’s second day. Tim McIntosh (25) and Reece With most of the interest surrounding Taylor as he prepares for Young (10) both fell victim to Bevan next month’s home series against Small, but Craig Cachopa (46no) England, the small crowd at Eden and Hopkins (10no) will resume this Park No 2 didn’t have long to wait morning after seeing their side to 142-3 at the close of play. to see him in action. - APNZ Chris Martin and Matt Quinn

scored against India. McGlashan helped revive the New Zealand innings when they were 117 for 5 and put on 92 runs with Nicola Browne (40). Opener Lucy Doolan set the tone with 57 and England bowler Danielle Hazell picked apart the New Zealand lower order to finish with 5-41. Suzie Bates (2-26) and Rachel Candy (2-30) were the pick of the New Zealand bowlers. A 48-run eighth-wicket stand between Jenny Gunn (35) and Tammy Beaumont (22) threatened for a while, but New Zealand removed the last three wickets quickly to complete the win. In a change to the original World Cup schedule, the White Ferns will now play all of their pool matches in Cuttack rather than Mumbai. A series of non-violent demonstrations around Pakistan’s involvement in the tournament, mainly in Mumbai, has seen the ICC and BCCI take the precautionary measure of shifting all Group B fixtures, plus some super-six and playoff matches, to Cuttack on the east coast of India. If they advance from the group stages, the White Ferns will play all of their super-six matches in Mumbai. - APNZ

What point a champion? T

he Australian Open has been and gone again, and with it some long nights for the fans who want to stay up and watch the big guns fight it out on the way to the championship. The men’s final was generally being regarded as not up with the great ones, which is a little unfair for a contest that went to tiebreaks in the first two games, and was still close in the third. In fact it was well into the fourth before Novak Djokovic did a ‘Lance Armstrong’, and suddenly lifted the pace at a vital moment to break his opponent, and then go on to hold that advantage to the finish while a frustrated Andy Murray was left wondering exactly where it all went wrong. I see Murray’s mum was in the supporters’ box, but not nearly as good camera fodder as she has been in recent tournaments; somebody must have pointed out that she looked like a demented shrew with her antics whenever she was displeased (or even pleased!) with whatever was going on in the middle, it was a much toned-down version of herself at Melbourne, which obviously disappointed the producers in the TV studio. Murray had made the final with a marathon victory over the master, Roger Federer, a match of fluctuating fortunes where Murray (who really doesn’t seem to be the most popular bloke on the circuit, when you watch the body language at game’s end) had his chances to put

Federer away early, but as champions do Federer came back from the brink to force the match into a fifth set. In that decider Murray held the upper hand as Federer appeared to be just half a step behind the pace, and in games at this level that’s enough to slip on to the wrong side of the knife edge; there were a couple of shots that Federer didn’t even chase, which will undoubtedly bring out all the ‘end of the road for the champ’ scribes. I think I heard them all last year, just before he reclaimed world number one status and grabbed yet another Wimbledon title . . . But all the activities of this week left Novak Djokovic on top of the heap - again. Fourth Australian Open victory, third in a row. Sure there was no Rafael Nadal to contend with (he’s due to resume this month in a tournament on clay in Chile, all eyes on that one), Federer wasn’t 100%, and Stanislas Wawrinka took him right to the limit in a stunning quarter-final, and the damage to Murray’s feet (more huge craters than blisters) slowed him down later in the final, but Djokovic is more and more doing a fine impression of an inexorable tennis machine. What was it at the Aussie Open last year, a five-hour semi-final against Murray, which was just a warm-up for that sensational six-hour

there with The Fed for grand slam titles. Federer has 17, Nadal, By Steve Devereux dodgy knees and all, has 11. MY SHOUT And it doesn’t matter where they are, doesn’t matter that some players like grass, some are dominant on clay, some on hard surfaces, they are still grand slam titles. final just a day and a bit Djokovic is 26, and if he later against Rafa. picks up two or even three a Six hours! year that means he’ll be over For most mere mortals an hour is a long time on court; 30 before he catches Federer, and that’s not entertaining the pace and the distance the distinct possibility that these guys cover at sprint the old master could sneak pace (someone figured out another one, maybe even two that Djokovic had run the equivalent of a half-marathon before he’s finished. Exceptionally gifted as he at the Open) puts them in is, Djokovic still has a way to super-human status. go before cementing his place Perhaps Djokovic will be at the top. For a start, he still taking over from Robert has Connors, Agassi, Lendl, Downey Jnr in the Ironman McEnroe, Borg and Sampras movies, without bothering with the big metal suit thing. to get past on the big list. And as always in sport, Amazingly, there is a chink he’ll be looking over his in his armour; the stats shoulder at the young guns, reveal his backhand isn’t because over those next five up there with the rest of his game, with only 11 backhand years, they will definitely be coming for him. winners compared to 27 On the ladies side of the forehands in the final, but of tournament, eventual wincourse the man on the other ner Victoria Azarenka picked side of the net still has to up some unwarranted bad get past the incessant barpress on the way to the final, rage of high-class returning when she invoked a medical shots usually of impeccable timeout after missing several length and placement before match points. But she wasn’t he can stop and think about defending the match points where his own shots might and running away, it was be headed. The greatest tennis player? her serving, in a very dominant position, and it must Probably the greatest at this minute, but history likes have been legal otherwise it its champions to have staying wouldn’t have been allowed! It was unfortunate that the power. final was a fizzer, with crowd If, and in any sport that’s favourite Li Na crashing out a really big word, Djokovic can stay off the injury list, he leaving Azaranka the champ by default. should finish his career up


SCOREBOARD Results Bowls Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre – Over 60’s Tournament Results 22 teams took to the greens at Allenton and Ashburton MSA clubs to contest for the Over 60’s trophy. In hot and dry conditions the bowls were positively sizzling up the greens. Congratulations to everyone who participated – a great competition, lots of laughs, plenty of impressive bowls and spirited effort from you all. Special thanks to the Greens staff at both greens for preparing greens at short notice. Thanks to catering staff for the time and effort putting together the after match refreshments. Official Results: 1st Place: Bob Neilson (s), Mike Quinn, Bob Wade, Maureen Knox. 3 wins 18 ends +22 points differential 2nd Place: Bruce White (s), Bruce Harper, Murray Palmer, Des Thomas. 3 wins 15 ends +18 points differential 3rd place: Athol Macdonald (s), Brian Marsden, Joyce Cleghorn, Russell Lowe. 3 wins, 14 ends, +16 points differential 4th Place: Eric Maw (s), Ian Blackwood, Noel Bilby, Winston Watts. 2 wins, 1 draw, 13 ends, +9 points differential 5th Place: Alan Hill (s), Carl Andrew, Jo Dennis, Maureen White. 2 wins, 13 ends, +9 points differential, 28 points for 6th Place: Colin Dennis (s), Stu Garforth, Lawrence Fearn, Fred McCormick. 2 wins, 13 ends, +9 differential, 25 points for.

Cycling Tinwald Cycling Club January 27, Christys Road Block 45km, for Wylie Family Memorial. Great bunch finish with 26 riders out of 50 starters, Overall result, 1st. Rob Hooper ,2nd. Michael Gallagher , 3rd. Neil Wylie, 4th. Simon White, 5th.Andrew Shepherd, 6th.Matt Marshall, 7th.Ross Avis, 8th.Kevin Opele. 9th.Marty Cuttle, 10th. Scott Albon, 11th. Richard Kirwan, 12th. Shane Gerken, 13th.Del Phillips, 14th. Janis Crawford, 15th.Caroline Askin, 16th. Michelle Davidson, 17th,Robert Grice, 18th. Glenn Moore, 19th.Brent Kircher, 20th Matthew Ellis, 21st. Brendan Davidson, 22nd.John Uden, 23rd. Pam Harcourt, 24th.Shona Proctor, 25th.Kathy Askin. 26th. Nigel Chatterton,27th.Dave Shurrock, 28th. Maria Fowler, 29th.Ross Proctor.30th Paul Houston, 31st. Errol Baker, 32nd.Brian Ellis, 33rd. Craig Domigan F/t. 34th.Nathan Tew. 35th Tony Ward. 36th.Lauren Ellis, 37th.Stve Hands 38th. Nigel Douglas. 39th.Michael Templeton. 40th. Tania Tocher ,41st. David Sullivan. 42nd. Lucy Kirwan. 43rd.Kevin Hurley. 44th Garry Weston. 45th.Tony Gimblett. 46th.Liz Wylie. 47th Janette Hooper.48th John Broom 49th.Nicole Herd. 50 K. Marriott DNF. In the Juniors 8 young riders turned out for a 18km Handicap,at the finish the race for first place took the form of a wheel for wheel tussle to the line, 1st Connie Davidson, 2nd. Chase Domigan, 3rd. Sam Cullimore, 4th Oliver Davidson, 5th.Ryan Jackson, 6th.Jessie Banks, 7th. India Domigan, 8th.Ben Sutton. In Div 2. 1st Tony Tarbotton. A very warm days racing with a very good result. Many thanks to all the corner Marshalls along with operator of the timing unit Sam Cullimore. Thank you all. Next week is the Dean Cooksley Memorial in Methven on February 3.

Golf Ashburton Golf Club women Ashburton Golf Club – Women’s Section results. Opening Day Greensome played on Saturday 26th and Tuesday 29th Jan 2013 Vicki Moore and Elenor Sullivan – net 59.5, Pauline Bell and Betsy Martin – 60.5 Sharon Bradford and Jenny Kean – 61, Abbie Hopwood and Colleen Ness – 63.5. Nearest The Pins No. 4 Gabites: Alison Hewson No. 8 House of Travel Ashburton: Catherine Trott No.12 Lynn’s Small Salon: Catherine Trott No. 14 Todds of Ashburton: Helen Argyle 2nd Shot to Green: Hilary Ward Twos: Pauline Bell and Catherine Trott – No 8.

Tinwald Golf Club Results from January 26. Winter season opening on Saturday, but the weather was well and truly in summer mode, making for some very hot golfers with scores to match in the American Foursome opening day trophies. In the men it was Clarrie Whiting and

Bill Mason with 60½ on count-back from Steve Kennedy and Brent Kirdy 60½. In the mixed section the trophy went to Allen and Maree Moore also with60½.Other scores: Men; Robin Simms and Lindsay Jackson 62½, Ray Bell and Trevor Taylor 63, Colin Johnstone and Steve Johnson 63½. Mixed; Roger Bruce and Jacqui Beardsley, Sally Cain and Josh Smith 63½. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2Dave Horrell. Gluyas Ford # 6; Lindsay Jackson. Stirling Sports # 12;Snow Pierce. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Justin Smith.

Tinwald Golf Club Women Tinwald Golf Club Women’s results for January 29. Competition: Gwen Forbes Salver Verna Hampton Nett 65, Phyllis Bishop 69, Anne Dwan 69, Pam McAndrew 70, Di Bell 70, Val Prendergast 70 & Margaret Pawsey 71 Nearest the Pins. No. 6 Stables Family Restaurant - Anne Dwan No 12 Hair by Mac & Maggie – Barbara Cochrane No 2 Dairy Business Centre - Anne Dwan No. 16 2nd Shot – Outdoor Adventure – Anne Dwan Two’s - Anne Dwan and Barbara Cochrane 9 Hole Competition: Sylvia Williams Tray Pauline Boon Nett 32 Nellie Burrowes nett 33

Ashburton Golf Club On Saturday the 4BBB Men’s Opening day Tournament was held. Winners of the Jim McKenzie Trophy were Mal Treavas and Ross Chatterton with a net score of 58. Other winning scores were: John Dudley and Peter Pratt 60, Don Houghton and Dennis O’Sullivan 61, David Fisher and John McArthur 61, Terry Molloy and Bruce Ferriman 62, Ron Carlson and Vince Carr 62, Jamie Stone and Troi Kingsford 63, Garry McKeown and Murray Cook 63 on countback from some pretty good golfers. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Graeme Bellamy, MSA: Ken Clucas, Rothburys Insurance: Jeff Hewitt, Netherby Meats: Paul Greer, Blue Pub (Longest Putt): Paul May, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Brent Clarke. Twos: Paul Greer, Vince Carr, Rodney O’Neill and Gordon Clinton. Nett Eagles: #8; Birdie Jackpot: # 17


Next Saturday 2 February a stroke round will be held. Starting Time: Morning 8am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a noon start Saturday starters: Morning Brian Donaldson and John Easton; Afternoon M Pope & D Shaw Results G Clinton & P Pratt. On Sunday 3 February the Course is booked for the South Island Chartered Clubs Tournament.

Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women’s Golf Draw Tuesday 5th February 2013 Rnd 1 Longbeach Cup, Rnd 1 Tucker Trophy Draw Steward: Leigh Wackrow Tuesday Starters: B. Martin, J. Dunlop No 1 Tee 9.00 S. Elliott, K. Robb, B. Gregory 9.06 A. Grant, B. Watkins, K. McRae 9.12 V. Moore, H. Argyle, J. Dunlop 9.18 D. McConnochie, T. Cates, W. Carter 9.24 F. Williamson, A. Hopwood, F. Matsinger 9.30 D. Hinton, M. Bean, J. Early No 2 Tee 9.00 L. Wackrow, B. Martin, E, Langford No 7 Tee 9.18 J. Williams, E. Porter, J. Hetrick 9.24 J. Welch, R. Bennett, J. McKeown 9.30 P. Bell, A. Hunt, G. Lane 9.36 B. Turton, D. Simmons, B. Davidson No 10 Tee 9.00 W. Parr, M. Stoddart, H. Benke 9.06 M. Urquhart, M. Chisnall, R. Evans 9.12 J. Guilford, S. Durry, B. White 9.18 H. Lovett, K. Green, C. Ness 9.24 S. Lemon, B. Cameron, R. New No 11 Tee 9.00 G. Sloper, S. Simpson, K. Shaw Nine Hole Men and Women’s Section Thursday 7th February Rnd 1 Marion Marshall Trophy, stroke Nine Hole Convenors – Carolyn King 308 7022 and Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 Saturday 2nd February - report 8.20 a.m. for 8.45 a.m. start All women players welcome to join weekend ladies Club Captain – Alison Grant 302 4635 All members and visitors welcome

Tinwald Women

Bowls Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre: Champion of Champion Singles Saturday 2nd February, Allenton Bowling Club. Dress Code: Whites or Club uniforms to be worn. Players bring own lunches. Morning and afternoon tea supplied for players. Players please note that due to number of entries start times are staggered, please read the information below carefully to ensure you report at the appropriate times for your rounds of play. If there are any queries please contact the Match Convenor, Wendy Suttie, phone 3082085. Colts Men 9am start: Ashburton vs. Allenton, Methven vs. Hinds (Ashburton MSA and Rakaia byes, report 10.45am) Junior Men: Hinds and Methven report at 10.45am, (Ashburton a bye, report at 1.30pm) Senior Men: Rakaia, Allenton, Ashburton MSA, Methven, Tinwald and Ashburton report at 10.45am. (Hampstead a bye, report at 1.30pm) Junior Women: 9am start: Allenton vs. Hinds. (Hampstead, Rakaia and Ashburton a bye, report at 10.45am) Senior Women: 9am start: Ashburton MSA vs. Rakaia, Tinwald vs. Methven, Hinds vs. Hampstead, and Ashburton vs. Allenton

Golf Tinwald Golf Club The Tinwald Golf Club draw for the 1st round of the Doherty Trophy (par) will be at the clubhouse for an 8 am and 12.30 pm start on Sunday February 3 as the course is closed on Saturday for the South Island chartered clubs tournament .Players are requested to report at least 15 minutes prior to these times. Starters: am; P Roulston, pm Committee. Cards; Committee

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Tinwald Women’s Golf draw for February 5 for a 9am start. Please be there 15 minutes before. Stableford Round Starters: B. Harris and C. Linney. Cards V. Prendergast and L. Glassey Tea duty: AM: J. Cartwright; PM: M. Bennett and D. Bell No 1, 9am: M. Bennett, V. Prendergast, V. Hampton 9.05: P. Smith, Pawsey, B. Jackson 9.10: M. Kennedy, P. Ellis, I. Divers No. 7, 9am: J. vander Heide, D. Sharplin, S. Vucetich M. Colville, B. Cochrane, P. Templeton A. Dwan, P. Bishop, T. O’Connell No 10, 9am: D. Bell. L. Glassey, P. McLauchlan C. Shanks, D. Wellman, L. Bird J. Undy, D. Mitchell, E. Pierce No 13, 9am J. Peacock, B. O’Neill, L. Bird P. Bell, S. Young, V. Cartney M. Smith, M. Moore, C. Linney, B. Harris Bradford 9 Holes: Stroke and Putting No 10, 9.15: S. Williams, B. McBride, M. Sherriff K. Young, D. Ellery, J. Cartwright R. O’Brien, I. Ross, P. Gibson 9.30: J. Johns, N. Costin, J. Moorren, J. Hill

Softball Senior softball draw for February 2. 1pm D1 Revival Rebels v AC Hellcats (Fairfield Marines to umpire); D4 Rusty Demons v AC Phoenix Flyers (Nosh Cafe Hampstead Hawks to umpire) 3pm D1 Revival Rebels v Fairfield Marines; D4 Rusty Demons v  Nosh Cafe Hampstead Hawks

Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis Open Grade Draw - Saturday February 2 at Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre A Reserve -12.15pm   Allenton Gold v Allenton Maroon; Hampstead Blue v Tinwald; Methven White v Hinds/ Mayfield; Methven Purple v Hinds/Longbeach; Hampstead Gold bye A Grade - 1.30pm    Tinwald v Methven; Fairton v Dorie; Hampstead v Allenton.


Ride the Rakaia is only 8 weeks away on Saturday and to support cyclists that want to do the ride, we will have a training programme for riders looking to build up to the ride. This is based on kilometres each day not minutes. Gordon McCauley of GMC Coaching has put this programme together. If any cyclist is looking for a more personalised programme they can contact Gordon at and he will arrange this for you.

Build Phase, Weeks 4-6 Once again this phase is about consistency but on Tuesdays and Saturdays I want you to add a little more ‘oomph’ to your efforts, on those days put it in the Big Chain Ring when you get a head wind and push a bit harder, be sure to keep that cadence in the 85 to 100 range, it’s really going to help your legs on race day over the final 20kilometres.




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Success built on ruthless streak

Top swimming coach heads to NZ From the World-renowned coach Bill Sweetenham has been snapped up by Swimming New Zealand in a temporary role as high performance coach. The former Australia head coach and Great Britain performance director will start on February 8 following the resignation of coaches Mark Regan and Scott Talbot, who is now at the New South Wales Institute. Regan coached short-course world champion Lauren Boyle. He had been based at the Millennium Institute on Auckland’s North Shore for three years but became frustrated by his employment situation and resigned.

Behind the affable exterior and well-rehearsed lines, there’s a ruthlessness about England cricket that has got the team to the top of the tree. They are arguably the world’s best side at the moment – they are No 2 in tests and one-dayer internationals and No 4 in Twenty20 cricket which is superior to South Africa’s numbers – and aren’t afraid to make difficult decisions that could backfire. Ashley Giles was recently appointed coach of the one-day and Twenty20 sides and already he’s jettisoned batting coach Graham Gooch (he will still work with the test side) and replaced him with Graham Thorpe. Giles, who is a former England selector, has made it patently clear what he expects from his players and, it seems, no one is allowed to underperform for too long in any format of the game. Wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter and bowler Jade Dernbach have been dropped and a reluctant Tim Bresnan left at home to try to refind some pace after elbow surgery 12 months ago. Even Stuart Broad, who for most of last year was one of the world’s leading seamers, was dropped during the victorious test series in India because he went wicketless in three innings. It’s a situation New Zealand can only dream of. “We have got a lot of strength in depth at the moment,” Giles said. “We showed that by taking a relatively inexperienced bowling attack to India for the one-dayers and leaving some really good players behind. That’s a key for us. We need to look after our good players really well, keep them hungry and keep them on the top of their game. We talk about [Broad] being left out of sides. He’s got a major part to play in all three forms of the game for us. It’s a good position to be in.” It’s why England will go into their tour of New Zealand as favourites.


in Great Britain, including numerous world championship, European and Commonwealth titles, although Olympic success did not come until Beijing 2008. He has established a successful consultancy and continues to lecture, publish and conduct clinics on a variety of subjects and has produced a series of educational and instructional videos on skills and technique. He is a published author of Championship Swim Training. “We are absolutely delighted that Bill has taken up the role with us,” Swimming NZ acting chief executive Mark O’Connor said.  - APNZ

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By Myles Hume

Mid Canterbury cyclist Jason Christie has another national title in his sights.


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Mid Canterbury star cyclist Jason Christie is hopeful that a two-year stint away from the track will not stand in the way of his quest to clinch another national title. To add to the challenge, Christie only just hopped off one of the most gruelling road races at the New Zealand Cycling Classic in Manawatu where he won the final 161km stage, in the 560km race. Today, Christie will ride on track in Invercargill for the first time since 2011 at the New Zealand track nationals, where he will comptete in the elite men’s points race, individual pursuit, scratch race and the team pursuit, joining elite cyclist Lauren Ellis, of Hinds, as the two Mid Canterbury representatives. Adjusting from the road to the velodrome can be a tough ask for the best of riders, but yesterday Christie felt he was in good stead only three days after finishing the race up north. “A lot of guys need a lot of time to readjust, but for me if I’m going well on the road then I usually adjust pretty fast to the track,” Christie said. “To be honest I’m feeling really good, I had a pretty cruisy day on Monday, I drove down yesterday to Invercargill and after spending 30 minutes on the bike, I felt pretty good.” Christie took time away from the track to get away from the politics of track cycling which he believed Cycling New Zealand needed to clean up. Happy with the way the organisation is now running, Christie said he has high expectations of himself to leave his mark two years on from winning the elite men’s points race. He hoped to shine in the longer endurance races. “I have a wee personal goal in mind, last time I walked off the track I was a national champ, so there is one event I want to have a good crack at,” he said, not wanting to reveal the secret. Christie’s first race will be the elite men’s points race today.

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They arrived in the country on Tuesday night and will have a few days to adjust before tackling New Zealand in the ANZ three-match series of Twenty20s, one-day internationals and tests. They face a New Zealand XI in Whangarei in two warm-up Twenty20 games early next week before next weekend’s first Twenty20 international at Eden Park. The Black Caps’ best chances of success will come in the limited overs matches and they have renewed confidence after their historic 2-1 one-day series win in South Africa. Despite this, Giles knows his country expects. “The expectation is always there when you coach any side but particularly England.” he said. “We are not silly. [New Zealand] will be difficult to beat on their home turf. “We don’t want to get dragged into anything around how they are playing their cricket. We will do our homework well on the opposition but we need to focus well on what we are doing. But it will be tough. Any side that goes to South Africa and beats them in one-day cricket is going to be tough in any form whether it’s T20s or one-dayers.” Broad will captain a Twenty20 side missing some of the big names of England cricket. Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen is being rested for the third time in seven months before coming out for the test series and others like Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott and Graeme Swann will join the squad in time for the three one-dayers. This year’s Champions Trophy in England and the home-and-away Ashes series with Australia loom as priorities but they won’t want to drop their game against a country in trouble. It’s not what a ruthless outfit would do. England Twenty20 squad: Stuart Broad (c), Jonny Bairstow, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright. - APNZ

By Michael Brown

Sweetenham has a rich pedigree in the sport. He was the first director of coaching for Queensland before going on to serve as head swimming coach at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, head swimming coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, national youth coach for Australian Swimming (1995-2000), and national performance director of British Swimming from 2000 to 2007. In his time as national youth coach, his programmes developed the likes of Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett. He achieved outstanding international results

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Canterbury High Country



Fine apart from areas of coastal low cloud from late afternoon. Winds mainly light.

Fine. Wind at 1000m: NW dying in the morning. Wind at 2000m: NW dying in the morning.



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Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


SUNDAY: Mainly fine. Northwesterlies.



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TODAY: Fine, but low cloud from evening. Light winds.

SATURDAY: Fine, but morning and evening cloud. Light winds.



Ashburton Forecast TOMORROW: Fine, but morning and evening cloud. Light winds.


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Mainly fine, but morning and evening cloud. Mainly fine. Light winds, northwesterly Light winds inland, easterlies near the coast. about the tops.

NZ Situation

A large, slow-moving high covers much of the country but moves away to the east during the weekend. The easterly flow in the north tends northeast on Saturday as a trough advances across the Tasman Sea. The trough moves onto southern New Zealand during Sunday.



Mainly fine. Winds may turn northwest.

Mainly fine, showers near the divide later. Strengthening northwesterlies.



Rain and southerlies.

Occasional showers. Southwesterly change.

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