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A four-year-old boy, believed to have been from Ashburton, has died in Auckland’s Starship Hospital following a quad bike crash on a Tai Tapu farm just over a week ago. The preschooler lost his six-day battle in hospital on Saturday when he died from injuries sustained in the crash on a Rhodes Road property about 11.30am on April 27. Police believe the boy was riding on a quad bike with an adult when they crashed. The adult rider, in his 60s, was also injured and received hospital treatment and has been discharged. The police serious crash unit is investigating, but say it is too early to confirm whether charges would be laid. The name of the child, who did not live at the property, is expected to be released today. The incident is the latest in a string of quad bike crashes during the past month which resulted in three people being injured, including another fouryear-old in Eketahuna on April 23.

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On Friday a 38-year-old man was in a stable condition in Christchurch Hospital after flipping his quad bike on a hunting trip near Kaikoura, while a man in his 50s rolled his bike on a forestry road near Wellington on April 12. Federated Farmers health and safety spokesperson Jeanette Maxwell said the statistics showed quad bike deaths were on the decline, with more than 100,000 New Zealanders now owning quad bikes with five to seven deaths on average each year. “The stats show we are improving, but any death is one too many.” Mrs Maxwell could not comment specifically, but said farmers needed to note the manufacturer’s recommended passenger limit on quad bikes, and consider whether they were using it appropriately. She urged farmers to always wear helmets, and “maintain their vehicles and also themselves”. “Nine times out of 10 accidents can be down to fatigue, tiredness or just a split second of inattention.”

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Coldplay star kisses Spider-Man Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have shared a passionate smooch on TV. Saturday Night Live host Garfield and Martin, the show’s musical guest, locked lips as the singer attempted to show the actor and his real-life and movie girlfriend Emma Stone how to kiss as they prepared for a fictional Spider-Man scene. Stone puckered up for the test smooch and mocked surprise and disappointment when Martin demonstrated with her boyfriend instead of her. The rocker even donned a blonde wig as he held Garfield in his arms.



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A great night for a bite? It sounds like the stuff of vampire movies, but scientists have shown that an infusion of young blood can reverse signs of ageing. Although the ghoulish experiment was conducted on laboratory mice, the next step could involve a study of elderly humans. The researchers believe young blood may contain natural chemicals that turn back the clock to rejuvenate the ageing brain. In the study, blood from three-month-old mice was repeatedly injected into 18-month-old mice near the end of their natural life span. The “vampire therapy” improved the performance of the elderly mice in memory and learning tasks.

The big battle to save Boris A Whitianga woman is considering taking the fight for her beloved dog to the High Court after it was sentenced to death. Jennifer Layton has less than three weeks to file an appeal with the High Court after her six-year-old giant schnauzer Boris was ordered to be euthanised. Mrs Layton, who runs a Whitianga bedand-breakfast with her husband, Brian, was sentenced in the Thames District Court last week for owning a dog that attacked a person after he broke his collar and lunged at a woman last October. Mrs Layton admitted it was not the first time Boris, whom she described as “boisterous” and with a “nervous disposition”, had been involved in an incident – he apparently knocked over a local police officer last year. “They call it attacks, but he didn’t draw blood or bite ... He bruised [the woman] because he’s 46kg,” she said.



Kourtney aims for most toned sister Kourtney Kardashian is determined to be the most “toned” out of her sisters. The 35-year-old star was spotted showing off her svelte figure during a holiday in Mexico earlier this year, where she rocked a small blue bikini. She’s believed to be working harder than ever to firm up her curves and is determined to stand out from her siblings Kim and Khloe. “Kourtney joked that she’ll be the most toned of the Kardashian sisters and has been working hard on her body for six weeks. She’s thrilled it’s paying off. She’s been exercising four times a week to get her figure in the best possible shape,” a source told British magazine Closer. Kourtney has a daughter Penelope, 21 months, and a son Mason, four, with boyfriend Scott Disick.


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Pink Floyd calls for boycott Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd are urging all artists, especially the Rolling Stones, to cancel concerts in Israel. The artists have written an editorial for Salon the award winning online news and entertainment site in support of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, BDS, a non-violent movement in support of Palestinian rights. Waters and Mason said in a statement: “We, the two surviving founders of Pink Floyd, have united in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), a growing, non-violent human rights movement initiated to end Israel’s occupation, racial discrimination and denial of basic Palestinian rights. “Key figures who led the South African freedom struggle, like Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela’s associate Ahmed Kathrada, have come out in support of BDS.

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Black grass seed spill costly By Court reporter A biosecurity breach which resulted in the spillage of black grass seed in Mid Canterbury has cost a seed company $357,000. PGG Wrightson Seeds was sentenced and fined $57,000 in the Ashburton District Court on two counts of breaching the Biosecurity Act, laid by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). This came on top of the $300,000 the company had already contributed to an intensive response programme. Representing MPI Chris Lange told the court a consignment of red fescue grass seed imported from Denmark in early May was found to be contaminated with black grass seed, after it was transported to the defendant’s seed storage site at Rolleston. Black grass is a herbicideresistant, invasive weed, which competes with cultivated crops and would have significant financial implications if it were to establish in New Zealand. Permission was sought to move the seed to PGG’s seed yard in Tinwald and the MPI

issued a Biosecurity Authority/ Clearance Certificate (BACC), stipulating specific conditions. The seed was shipped to the Tinwald plant, but it was unable to remove the black grass seed. The company’s outsource manager took 2kg of the contaminated seed in a plastic bag to a seed cleaning plant near Methven, where it was left on an office floor – without BACC consent. On confirmation the Methven facility could dress the seed a BACC was issued to move the consignment, in sealed containers. The company’s site manager instructed the dispatch co-ordinator to arrange transport without making her aware of the biosecurity requirements. A local transport company then loaded the seed into 36 bins on the back of a flat decked truck and travelled the 40km to Methven. The spillage was noticed on arrival, and the seed weighed. In all 24.4kg of the contaminated seed mixture was lost and it was estimated it contained up to 180 black grass seeds. PGG Wrightson Seeds law-

yer Julian Daly said testing had determined the seed had very low germination levels, and local soils were not conducive to it gaining a foothold. However he said the company accepted full responsibility. Judge Joanne Maze did not accept the incursion was simply the matter of problems with internal systems and procedures. “It is too easy to say this is a systems failure or this is a process failure – it was negligence,” she said, adding risk management was the company’s responsibility, and they were therefore culpable. She noted in addition to the $300,000 the company had contributed to the monitoring programme, it had taken responsibility from the onset, and had liaised with farming and industry groups. From a maximum fine of $100,000 on each matter, Judge Maze settled on $21,000 for the first offence, and $36,750 for the second – which acknowledged the company’s efforts to put the public interest before its own reputation and profit, its previous good character, and early guilty plea.

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A Hawke’s Bay police officer accused of indecently assaulting five teenagers told two girls they were drunk and “no one would believe them”, a court has heard. Adam Dunnett, 37, a Flaxmere constable, went on trial yesterday in the Napier District Court. He faces 10 counts of indecent assault while a volunteer lifeguard director at Ocean Beach. Dunnett denies all the charges, alleged to have occurred between May 20, 2011 and the early hours of New Year’s Day, 2013. All the incidents are alleged to have occurred during parties where alcohol was consumed at the Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club and the Taradale Fire Station. Crown witness Adrian Barclay, a club committee member and junior surf coordinator, said Dunnett had taken up a coaching role at Ocean Beach 2010. He said the police officer ran the surf squads “really well” and was a “valuable contributor” to the club. During cross examination, Dun-

Ashburton police are on the hunt for a motorist who collided with a power pole when they lost control during “a burnout”. Senior Sergeant Mark Offen said the driver put themselves and the public in danger when they skidded off Allens Road on to Alford Forest Road – one of the district’s busiest highways - about 5.30pm on Saturday. “The driver lost control of the vehicle, which was white, and collided with a power pole, before driving off,” Mr Offen said. “Fortunately there was no damage to the power pole, and no injury to the driver as far as we are aware.” Mr Offen said when drivers had a sustained loss of traction they had little control over the vehicle, which could have had dire consequences for pedestrians in the area or nearby motorists. He said police would like to hear from any witnesses to the crash or from anyone who may have information related to the incident on 307-8400 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Former Flaxmere community constable Adam Dunnett in Napier court on sex charges.

nett’s lawyer, Jonathan Krebs, asked Mr Barclay about the “social elements” of the club. “I would say it is one of the more social clubs in the Hawke’s Bay Area,” said Mr Barclay. He said since the alleged incidents occurred, a more “stringent” alcohol policy had been implemented to prevent underage drinking. Crown prosecutor Gavin Thornton

said Dunnett had asked a complainant if “she was going to tell anyone”. Following a separate incident Mr Thornton said Dunnett told two girls he was a police officer, they were drunk and “no one would believe them”. He said in total there were five different “events or episodes”. Dunnett is still employed with police but is currently suspended on full pay. The trial continues. - APNZ

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Chopper in forced landing By Myles HuMe

A Christchurch Westpac Rescue Helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing while transporting a patient from Ashburton early yesterday. Garden City Helicopters general manager Simon Duncan said the helicopter landed

in a paddock near Springston shortly after 9am. He said a pilot, crewman, doctor, flight nurse and the elderly Ashburton patient were onboard the inter-hospital transfer, but no one was injured during the incident. “All persons onboard are safe and reported as uninjured. A 72-year-old female patient

with the medical team were transferred by St John Ambulance to Christchurch Hospital where the patient is in a stable condition,” Mr Duncan said. The BK117 twin-engine helicopter reportedly had minor damage to its skids. Mr Duncan said Garden City Helicopters engineers have flown to the scene to assess the

helicopter, and the company is utilising one of its back up helicopters to do further emergency calls until the Westpac helicopter is returned to service. CAA has been advised of the incident and the company will be carrying out an investigation as to the cause of the incident.


Restaurant kitchens pressure cookers By sue NewMaN

A restaurant kitchen can run smoothly without a head chef yelling and shouting says multi-award winning chef, Stronechrubie’s Sean Brown. During Sunday’s Masterchef New Zealand, the final two teams worked in judge Josh Emmett’s new Queenstown restaurant where he urged, cajoled and occasionally yelled at the contestants. Pressure was just part of life in a restaurant kitchen and while that prompted some head chefs to work at full volume, that wasn’t the way to get the best out of your staff, Mr Brown said. “I find people work a lot better when you’re a bit friendly, asking them if they think they’ll be ready by 6.30 or asking if they need a hand, but if you’ve asked three times and nothing happens then you do need to give them a hurry-up.” The Sydney trained chef has worked in dozens of restaurants across Australia and Europe and said that as pressure mounted it was not uncommon for a head chef to start hurling orders at staff. “That doesn’t happen in my kitchen, but you need to be

Sean Brown: Pressure was just part of life in a restaurant kitchen

well organised. You have to be prepared. When guests come in they expect to eat and that’s the big pressure about being a chef.” Frustration with staff who weren’t organised or working tidily was usually the catalyst for the volume in a kitchen

rising, he said. “I worked for a German guy who threw a big hunk of frozen meat at me because I couldn’t find something. It made me feel like crap. I felt humiliated because he’d yelled at me in front of 20 staff.” He’s a non-yelling chef who

believes you get more out of your staff in pressure situations by being firm and fair. That was a model most Kiwi and Aussie chefs followed, he said. Nicky Milmine might have moved out of the kitchen and into management, but she too recalls restaurant kitchens where instructions were hurled at staff. “It’s really pressured and you always want things to be perfect, but as a head chef I never yelled at people. It does happen though and I’ve seen it happen.” The pressure at service time was huge. Guests expected meals on time and to a high standard and if things went wrong in the kitchen that spilled over to wait staff who ended up taking complaints, she said. “You want things to be right because if 150 people walk away unhappy it ruins your reputation. People think hospitality is easy. It’s not, you’re constantly under pressure and it comes back to your prep being done on time.” Kasey and Karena Bird from Maketu survived the kitchen pressure to take this year’s Masterchef title.


Maori King’s son pleads guilty to theft By MicHael Botur The son of Maori King Tuheitia Paki pleaded guilty in the Auckland District Court yesterday to two charges of burglary and one of theft from a car. Korotangi Paki, 18, had dropped an initial request for name suppression, and was bailed to reappear in July for sentencing. Lawyer Paul Wicks said the offending was minor and Paki

was appearing for the first time. The new sentencing date would give time for him to address some matters concerning the victims, Wicks said. Paki was drinking with three co-accused in Kaiti, Gisborne, on March 18. The defendants drove to the Top Ten Holiday Park where they stole two $800 surfboards which belonged to Whakatane High School, the police Summary of Facts said.

One defendant returned a surf board when stopped by a member of the public. The second surfboard was placed by Paki in a car the group were using. They then stole $650 of goods from the boot of a vehicle parked in a man’s driveway, and drove metres down the road where they stole another surfboard from a garage. The four defendants admitted the thefts to police. - APNZ

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Domestic dispute Police attended a domestic-related incident in Methven about 6.30pm on Sunday. They also attended a similar incident about 4pm Saturday in Ashburton.

Disorderly behaviour An Ashburton man was arrested for disorderly behaviour about 3.45am on Sunday.

Drink driving A man was charged with drink driving on Saturday about 9.30pm after he was found to be driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 709mcg/l. he will appear in Ashburton District Court.

Keenans Road fire The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a shed fire about 6pm last night on a Keenans Road property. Smoke could be seen rising from the property. Further details were not available last night.

Pokies spend rising Gaming machine investment in the Ashburton District hit a new first quarter high of $1.424 million in the three months to March 30. The spend equates to more than $15,000 per day or $47 per man, woman and child in the district and was up $63,000 on the same period in 2013. This has been the most significant increase in spending since a massive $131,000 jump in turnover after the February 2011 earthquakes. Currently there are 154 gaming machines spread across 13 venues. Venue numbers are up on 2013 with the opening of the Arcadia nightclub and restaurant. Licences were transferred to this outlet from Millies bar.

Thrown from car A man and a woman were seriously injured when they were thrown from their out-of-control car on the road from Castlepoint, in Wairarapa, about 7pm last night. Masterton fire services and police were called to the intersection of Masterton Castlepoint Rd and Masterton Stronvar Rd to find the driver and passenger ejected from their car after it had left the road and rolled into the fence and ditch. Ambulance crew had to perform CPR on the woman. The pair were taken to Wairarapa Hospital. It is believed one of them was airlifted by Life Flight’s Westpac Rescue helicopter to Wellington. - APNZ

Explosives found Explosive “sausages” discovered in a Bacon St, Dunedin, shed were destroyed by the New Zealand Defence Force explosive ordnance disposal squad in the city yesterday. Senior Constable Lox Kellas, of Portobello, said two PowerGel sticks, commercial explosive for “blasting” in quarries, were destroyed in Sandymount by squad members from Christchurch. A Broad Bay resident contacted police after finding the “two sausages” of PowerGel- about 200g - when clearing his shed on Sunday, Kellas said. The explosives were safe and not leaking, he said. It was a “complete mystery” how the explosives had been left in the Bacon St shed. - APNZ

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Operator denies allegations Video prompts outrage By SuSan SandyS

A Mayfield helihunting operator is denying an allegation of hazing tahr after his helicopter was captured on a video which has prompted outrage among foot hunters. Laurie Prouting of Station Air Limited at Mayfield said he has not seen the video, which was posted last week in an online story by right wing Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, who slammed it as “illegal helicopter hazing”. “I have not seen this video clip, you are asking me to make a comment on something I haven’t seen, I can not comment,” Mr Prouting said yesterday. He was however able to confirm his company Station Air Limited owned the Hughes 369HS helicopter ZK-HQL, which is the helicopter allegedly filmed in the video. Mr Prouting was unable to say where the helicopter was on the day the alleged incident took place, on February 15, as it was too long ago. He said when he took clients helihunting, they were not allowed to shoot from the helicopter, and he did not participate in

hazing in which animals were chased by the helicopter to the point of exhaustion. The hunters who submitted the video to Whale Oil said they observed on that morning near the South Opuha Valley that tahr were chased and driven into a gully where two shooters were waiting. “After some flying up and down the gully it was obvious that the animals were being herded to where the shooter was,” they reported. An Ashburton tahr hunter who wanted only to be known as Hayden said watching the video “just turns my stomach”. “It’s unsportsmanlike.” The video was not the worst he had seen as the tahr were not run to exhaustion, but were instead scared into a gully “and held there by the helicopter so there was no chance of escape”. It took six or seven shots for the hunter to kill one bull tahr. It was obvious the clients were trophy hunting. “I’m a trophy hunter who’s out most weekends, the whole hunting aspect is the experience of being in the wilderness, you versus the animal, a lot of the time the animal wins and that’s part of hunting,” he said.

It is alleged Himalayan tahr were hazed by a helicopter near ther South Opua Valley on February 15.



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News 6

Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Mixed bags for local shooters By Toni Williams

Mid Canterbury’s clear, calm weather sent ducks “pretty high, pretty quick”, according to reports from around the region. The majority of the South Island was blanketed in perfect autumn weather; just not for hunting. Ashburton businessman Dean Officer was happy the season had started. “It was awesome, the weather was decidedly average though.” “I think it was pretty tough for most people though to be honest, the traditional ponds that usually do quite well I think they did alright but the weather wasn’t good to do with duck shooting.” Mr Officer had spoken to a couple of duck hunters that had “absolute blinders”, the majority had average opening days. “Duck numbers were probably quite low, they were quite spooky birds, they were flying particularly high really early, which is conducive to a day like we had,” Mr Officer said. The couple of guys who had a good

morning, shot their limit inland west of Ashburton and got a couple of hundred birds between the hunters. The limit was 50 per person, per day. Mr Officer and a mate bagged 24 ducks shooting just in public waterways in the morning. “We had a real good morning. We only shot till about lunchtime and then toured around the countryside visiting other ponds and met some other mates.” Hunting south of Ashburton was Mid Canterbury rugby player Jon Dampney and three mates. On opening day they bagged 126 ducks, so did “quite well really”. “They went pretty high, pretty quick,” Mr Dampney said. “We didn’t get very many from 10am onwards.” “It was just the way the weather was that day, you couldn’t do much about it.” Mr Dampney said an additional 45 were bagged on Sunday. Out Lauriston way, Matthew Hood bagged 70 with two mates on opening day and got 14 the next day at another site.

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Ducks take refuge in domains Birds of a feather stick together or in this case it’s each duck for him or herself. Ducks are starting to gather in safe havens such as the Ashburton Domain (pictured) and the Tinwald Domain as it’s open season on the birds. Duck hunting season started on Saturday and the intelligent birds seek safety wherever they can find it. The season continues goes though until July 27. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 050514-tM-002

Eight hunters nabbed By Toni Williams

Eight hunters in Mid Canterbury had firearms and lead shot seized after committing offences during opening weekend. They were also issued offence notices and faced fines. Central South Island Fish and Game Officer Hamish Stevens said two ranger teams operated in the Ashburton area over the weekend. They checked on hunters to ensure they had licences and were complying with regulations. In total there were 36 ponds checked with 41 hunters interviewed. “It was very disappointing to find eight of these hunters had committed offences for either not having a game

bird licence or using prohibited lead shot,” Mr Stevens said. The offenders got their firearms and lead shot taken and received an offence notice. “Thankfully these cases were only found at three ponds and on the remaining ponds hunters were only too happy to see the rangers.” He said bags appeared to be down on last season possible due to the fine calm weather on Saturday morning but most hunters collected a few birds for the table. The best bag heard of was three hunters who got 50 birds by midday. “Given the good duck numbers preseason hunters should look forward to some good hunting over the next few months,” Mr Stevens said.

News Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ashburton Guardian 7


Dunedin’s loss Ashburton’s gain By Sue NewmaN

An unfounded complaint against highly regarded Moana Pool manager Steve Prescott has provided a windfall for Ashburton in its search for a manager for the EA Networks Centre. Mr Prescott recently resigned as aquatic services manager of the Dunedin pool complex after a complaint was made over his running of the pools vending machines. An independent investigation showed that the Dunedin City Council was aware of, and had approved his private contract to restock the machines. With the investigation wrapped up, he opted to resign from the position. He applied for and won the newly created position of sports facility manager at Ashburton’s new recreational and aquatic centre. Ashburton District Council chief executive Andrew Dalziel said Mr Prescott was the stand-out candidate in a very strong field of 49 applications for the position. A ‘long’ short list of nine was made for skype interview with seven making the final cut. Christchurch City Council’s recrea-

tion and pool manager Jacqui Hibbs was on the interview panel to provide aquatic centre expertise, Mr Dalziel said. “There was certainly no shortage of good applicants. “We wanted some experience around the pool area and we were delighted to get Steve. “He comes highly recommended. Through the interview process he came out on top and he had great referees,” he said. Mr Prescott managed the Dunedin pool complex for 17 years and prior to that was at QE II Park in Christchurch, Jellie Park in Christchurch, with the Horowhenua District Council and in the Royal New Zealand Navy. He holds multiple triathlon and masters’ swimming titles. His background as a national representative swimmer and his vast experience in pool management would be a huge benefit for Ashburton’s swim teams and for the development of the aquatic complex, Mr Dalziel said. “He’s absolutely the right person for the job.” Applicants for the position came from across Australia and New Zealand. Mr Prescott will take up the complex manager’s position on June 3.

Avis Kingsland is keen to compete in the annual RSA mobility scooter race tomorrow. Photo toni Williams 050514-tW-388

Avis keen to go scooter racing By ToNi williamS

Neighbours in the vicinity of the RSA will not be concerned about excessive noise when the RSA Mobility Scooter Race cranks up in the car park tomorrow. It was more likely the gentle whirr of the electric motors would put babies to sleep. The annual race was part of the Wheels Week Plus programme. It starts at 10.30am. Race co-ordinator Avis Kingsbury said the mobility scooter race was open to anyone who wanted to have a turn.

“It’s just a fun event for anyone to enter,” she said. There would be scooters on loan for people to use, but it was likely other people would bring their own customised scooters to use on the race day. The mobility scooters were powered by a 12-volt battery and they pushed the speed barrier at eight to 12 kilometres an hour. Often there were about a dozen people who got into the race and Mrs Kingsland encouraged more to turn out for the event. The winner last year was Grace Campbell.


Group’s future comes in for some close scrutiny By Sue NewmaN

Ashburton could soon have a new lobby group that will provide a strong voice for the business community. The Ashburton Business Association is struggling to define its role on the Mid Canterbury business scene and last night, in the second in a series of planning meetings, its future came in for some intense scrutiny. Independent facilitator Carl Davidson led the 40 plus business people through several exercises to identify what they wanted from the association, what kind of organisation would best meet their needs and how they saw that association slotting into the district’s business framework. “The choices are working with the business association and reconfiguring this or starting afresh. Whatever it is it has to be in a shape that delivers what people want. That’s what’s important rather than the name,” he said. Top of the want list was an association that could work collaboratively and would represent the interests of all business, urban and rural. Most people also wanted a group that would provide a strong voice on business interests to the Ashburton District Council.

“We would be known as a lobby group for the town and the country, a strong voice for the business community right across the district,” said Neil Pluck. That would be achieved by one, district-wide group that had a large number of sub-groups for different business interests under its umbrella, Ann Marett said. For Kelvin Holmes one of the key issues was ensuring the new group wasn’t trying to run on a zero bank balance. “You’ll never get what you want or need or the staff for this if you charge $110 or $120 bucks a year. Historically the association hasn’t been able to employ good people,” he said. The association’s chairperson Carol Johns said the group was keen for change and realised it couldn’t continue to be run by volunteers. While there appeared to be strong support for a district-wide business group, the key lay in deciding whether this could be achieved by reshaping the existing business association or whether a new entity needed to be formed, Mr Davidson said. If the choice was to reconfigure the business association, then there was a process that had to be gone through before it could morph into the new organisation, he said.

We’re changing the way we help people with hearing loss. If you’ve got injury-related hearing loss, here’s how you’ll benefit. ACC’s been working with the hearing sector and the Ministry of Health to improve services for people with hearing loss. From 1 July 2014, ACC’s hearing services will change for the better. We’re increasing funding across a wide range of services including hearing aids, fittings and repairs. We’re also changing the way we help children with hearing loss through injury. A new policy is being developed that will make it easier for children to access services as their needs change. There’s a lot more information on our website including how much you’ll receive towards hearing aids if your injury-related hearing loss is 6% or more. If we’re helping you already, you’ll be able to benefit from the increased device and fitting contributions when it comes time to replace your hearing aids. And, after 1 July 2014, if you need repairs, you’ll have access to a set amount of money to put towards repairs to each aid.

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News 8

Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


In brief

Teens nabbed; joyride ends By Myles HuMe

A 270km joyride in a stolen car came to an abrupt end for three teenagers in Ashburton on Sunday night. Two 16-year-olds and their 15-year-old accomplice, from Dunedin and Christchurch,

were arrested in Tinwald about 7.30pm after stealing a car in Dunedin before going on to steal fuel from a Timaru petrol station. “They were located in Tinwald on Sunday evening after information received from Timaru that they had done a

drive off and stolen fuel at a patrol station,” Ashburton youth aid officer Rob Hooper said. Mr Hooper said two of the offenders had been charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and unlawfully getting into a vehicle. The third teen had been re-

leased but was also likely to be charged. “Police are also making inquiries into any other offending that may have occurred elsewhere in relation to this incident,” he said. The youths had been referred to youth aid in Christchurch and Dunedin.


Trailbikers vandalise ancient wetland

By susan sandys

Staveley wildlife photographer Warren Jowett is disgusted at trail bike damage to an ancient wetland near Lake Heron. On Wednesday last week he took a group of about 45 U3A students from Christchurch to visit Lake Heron and its surrounding wetlands. As he showed them a kettle tarn, a type of shallow wetland with unique flora in a glacial depression, near the south shore, he was shocked to find it marred by tyre marks. “The Lake Heron kettle tarns have been at least 10,000 years in the making and are a product of the last ice age. The trail bike wheels had cut through the turf of the kettle tarn and broken through its impervious base, thus upsetting the hydrology,” Mr Jowett said. He has reported the damage to the Department of Conservation, and was to discuss the issue at an Ashburton Forest and Bird meeting last night. He said the trail bikers had obviously left the Harrison’s Bight Road around the lake to access the unfenced tarn. There were other tarns in the area which had in the past received damage from fourwheel-drivers and trail bikes,

A stray bullet found embedded in a deck could have had fatal consequences. Mosgiel man John Elliott was stunned to discover the projectile sticking out of his hardwood deck on Sunday. “This scares the hell out of me.” The deck had been a popular place in recent days for family members, including grandchildren, and he was thankful no-one was there when the bullet landed. “I think it would have been fatal,” he said. His shock discovery had been reported to police, who investigated the scene and removed the bullet. - APNZ

Oldest penguin? The discovery of one of the oldest yellow-eyed penguins banded at an Otago reserve has given the people who look after the birds a boost. After two difficult breeding seasons due to a mystery illness and starvation, the discovery of the 25-year-old at Tavora Reserve near Palmerston is a good news story, Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s Sue Murray says. The bird is believed to be one of only three banded yellow-eyed penguins known to reach that age and the only one to still be alive. “It’s impressive. Very unusual,” Mrs Murray said. The bird was banded as a chick at Tavora in 1989 by the Department of Conservation. - APNZ

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Irresponsible trail bike riders have irreversibly damaged a kettle tarn near Lake Heron. Photo Warren JoWett

but these were now fenced off. A scientific study in 2006 found 28 kettle tarns on a moraine beside Lake Heron, and they featured about eight threatened native plant species. Damage to such precious ecosystems was irreversible. “Damage to these rare eco-

systems is, in my mind, akin to ring barking a kauri or poaching a kiwi,” Mr Jowett said. The four-wheel-drive fraternity had learned to stick to the road and were good at raising awareness of the Hakatere Conservation Park’s unique ecosystems, and now trail bik-

ers needed to do the same, he said. A Department of Conservation spokesperson said anyone caught in the act of causing such damage would be prosecuted as damaging public conservation land was an offence under the Conservation Act.


Annual plan submissions close Friday If you’re not happy with the way the Ashburton District Council plans to spend ratepayers’ money next year you have just one week left to let them know. Submissions on the council’s draft annual plan close on Friday and include spending that will see rates bumped up by an average of 8 per cent next year. The plan is still in draft form and through the submission process ratepayers have an opportunity to tell the council whether they support the planned spending programme,

Bullet found in deck

or not. Mayor Angus McKay said it was important people took the opportunity to have a say on the council’s work programme and budget. “This year’s focus is very much on the ongoing development of our district and in particular the community facilities we are all able to enjoy such as the new Art Gallery and Heritage Centre and EA Networks Centre,” he said. The council has also planned a further increase in spending on the district’s roads at the same time as it was put-

ting pressure on government to provide funding to maintain district roads to a good standard. “We need a multi-pronged approach to roading and changing the way road maintenance is managed as well as additional investment and getting a fair share of government investment will all play a part.” The council’s work programme and budget proposed for the coming year reflected the district’s growing community and would lay a strong platform for the future, he said.

By the end of last week the council had received 20 submissions, which was similar to previous years. Residents can choose to present their submission to council in person, at hearings May 26 and 27. Following the hearings councillors will consider all submissions and look at any changes they believe should be made. The draft Annual Plan 2014/15, submission form and other information is available on the council website www.

She is the star of the small screen, but Shortland St star Teuila Blakely has found herself the subject of attention on Twitter regarding a leaked sex video with Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell. The tape, which appeared briefly online before being taken down, shows Hurrell taking a selfie video with an unidentified woman. Twitter erupted with rumours that the woman in question was Blakely. The soap star initially insisted she was not the woman on the video, but later confirmed that it was her. “Yeah it was me, but it was a private video between me and Koni and it wasn’t meant to have been leaked.” Blakely, 39, has been dating the 22-year-old Warriors centre, who is the same age as her son, Jared. But she says the relationship is casual. - APNZ

Fingers severed An Eastern Bay man was flown to hospital for surgery after severing his fingers with a bench saw. The Trustpower TECT helicopter took the 77-year-old Opotiki man to Waikato Hospital about 1pm yesterday for specialist surgery to reattach two fingers on his left hand. Pilot Liam Brettkelly said the man had been using a bench saw when the incident occurred. He was taken by St John ambulance to Whakatane airport before being flown to Waikato Hospital. - APNZ

Collins to take leave Judith Collins is to take leave from Parliament after the Prime Minister has said she could use a break. John Key said Ms Collins would take a few days off after answering questions in the House on Oravida today and tomorrow, Newstalk ZB reported. Mr Key said Collins needed time out. “I actually think she should have a few days off and we’ll be encouraging her.” - APNZ

News Tuesday, May 6, 2014


In brief

Fourth drink-driving charge By CourT reporTer A mother of five, who claimed her passenger was driving when she crashed her vehicle last year, has been sentenced on her fourth count of drink driving. Darselle Adelaide Lafai, 37, a dairy farmer of Hinds appeared before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. At a defended hearing last month the court was told Ashburton police constable Chris O’Reilly was called to Frasers Road in the early morning of July 3, where he found Lafai

and her passenger standing beside a vehicle which had collided with a mailbox. At the scene, the passenger identified Lafai as the owner and driver of the car. Both parties were taken to the police station, where an evidential breath test showed Lafai had 1179 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. It was not until she was leaving the station, some time after 3.30pm, that Lafai claimed the other occupant of the vehicle was driving. He disagreed, saying Lafai had offered him a lift home, and he would not have waited for

the police had he been driving. His testimony persuaded Judge Maze to find Lafai guilty as charged. At yesterday’s sentencing Lafai’s lawyer said his client was still protesting her innocence. Lafai also had drink driving convictions in 1994, 2008 and 2009. Judge Maze pointed to the last three incurred in a six year period, and the high reading of the latest conviction as aggravating factors. She acknowledged the imposition of sentence would have a significant impact on Lafai’s children, but left her in no

doubt of the consequence of further offending. “If you offend in this way again the starting point will be imprisonment – the end point could also be imprisonment,” Judge Maze said. Lafai was sentenced to six months’ community detention, with an 8pm to 7am curfew, disqualified from driving indefinitely, ordered to obtain and use a zero alcohol licence for three years, if and when her licence is returned. She must also undertake alcohol and drug assessment, treatment and counselling as directed by probation services.


Demolitions at hospital site continue The demolition of the former theatre block and two storey brick outpatient buildings at Ashburton Hospital on Elizabeth Street continues as the Canterbury District Health Board works through processes for the proposed family health hub on the Ashburton Hospital site. The board called for expressions of interest over three months ago from organisations or individuals who wanted to build and operate an Integrated Family Health Centre at the site. Last month they reported they were talking to the preferred provider identified from the tenders. The idea for the health hub was first mooted earlier last year when the $8.7 million rebuild started at Ashburton Hospital. The area of land where the building was being removed was tagged as the possible family health centre site.

A recidivist driving offender narrowly missed a prison sentence in view of his 15 previous convictions for driving while disqualified. Steven Robert Armstrong, 29, of Christchurch, appeared before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court last month, at his lawyer Michelle Barrell’s request for a sentencing indication. At the time publication of Judge Maze comments were suppressed. Yesterday she lifted that order. Given Armstrong’s previous history, a term of imprisonment was an appropriate starting point, Judge Maze said, but she stepped back from this to impose a six month community detention sentence. He was disqualified for a further 13 months, starting on September 3, and fined $400.

Burglary charge Bryce Murphy, a farm worker, of Coldstream, was sentenced to three months of community detention, with a 7pm to 4am curfew on a burglary charge, laid as a result of stealing a farm bike on October 25. He failed to secure a gate when leaving the rural property, allowing a cow to enter another paddock – as a result the cow became bloated and died. Murphy had already saved $1100 toward the reparation bill of $2350 to cover the cost of the animal, and is paying the rest off at $400 a month.

Luke Alan Tarbotton, 24, a shift worker, of Tinwald, admitted driving when his licence was suspended. His lawyer asked Judge Maze to hold back from imposing a further period of disqualification on the grounds it would be difficult for Tarbotton to get to work. The court was told Tarbotton was doing mechanical repairs on a friend’s moped, and was caught by police when he was testing the brakes. However, Judge Maze declined the request for a community work sentence in lieu of disqualification, saying Tarbotton had been let off without disqualification in May last year for similar offending. He was disqualified for six months from June 1, and fined $400.

Driver disqualifed

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Drink-drive conviction for steering pushed car A man who sat in the driver’s seat while a car was pushed three metres was convicted and fined for drunk driving. Harris James Davis did not even put keys in the ignition, but was over the legal alcohol limit when he steered the car while his friends pushed it away from a driveway in Wairarapa

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By Cherie Taylor

Ashburton Guardian 9

in March. Davis, who appeared before Judge Ian Mill at Masterton District Court on Monday [April 28], pleaded guilty and received a fine and a driving disqualification. The incident occurred at a party at Davis’ home in March when a party-goer left the property taking the keys to their car, which was blocking the driveway.

Davis got behind the steering wheel as two young men pushed the car about two to three metres, defence lawyer James Elliott said. “The keys were not in the vehicle ... it is a question of whether he was driving or not,” he said. However, police prosecutor Sergeant Nick Newbery said the keys were irrelevant.

“He was exercising control over the vehicle. He was steering it,” he said. Judge Mill said there were special circumstances, but ordered Davis to pay a fine of $500 plus $130 court costs and disqualified him from driving for three months. “The driver was only steering the vehicle being pushed by the lads,” he said. - APNZ

Vairangatara Ngametua, 24, of Ashburton, was convicted on charges of driving while disqualified. He was disqualified from driving for six months, fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. Ngametua was convicted and discharged on a charge of failing to surrender his licence.

Attack arrest A 20-year-old man has been arrested over an early-morning sexual violation assault at a Christchurch park. Detective Sergeant Grant Collins said the man had been arrested yesterday in relation to an assault on a sex worker. The assault occurred in Cambridge Green park, near the intersection of Barbadoes and Salisbury streets, about 2.15am on Friday. The man was found after police executed a search warrant at a Phillipstown address, - APNZ

Opinion 10

Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Young drivers need some guidance Coen Lammers EDITOR


ew Zealanders are allowed to get behind the wheel at a very young age, but society pays the price. With our wide, open spaces and lack of public transport, places like Mid Canterbury would struggle to function if young teenagers were not able to drive a car or farm machinery. Most other countries have a higher minimum driving age, but the distances are often smaller and youngsters have public transport options. New Zealand recognised the risk of young drivers getting behind the wheel by moving the minimum age from 15 to 16, but even at that age most teenagers do not fully appreciate the dangers and power of their vehicle. The story of Chantal Steiner-Garner in last weekend’s Guardian was a stark reminder that parents need to be proactive in teaching their children to become responsible drivers. Like most teens of her age, Chantal was on a restricted licence with limited experience when her car skidded on a wet part of the road and catapulted into a power pole, splitting her car in half. The then 16-year-old was extremely fortunate to survive the crash, but it has taken her 17 months to recover from her physical and psychological injuries. To add insult to these injuries, the rumour mill incorrectly suggested alcohol, speed and texting may have been involved, while Chantal had actually done the right thing by not driving home that night, but waiting until the next morning. Sadly, her lack of driving experience and a wet Mid Canterbury road combined into a lethal cocktail. It could have happened to any teenager and since her accident Chantal encourages all parents to get their youngster to complete a defensive driving course before they take to the roads. With more knowledge, she may have recognised the hazardous conditions and slowed down. Unfortunately many teenagers need a wake-up call before they fully understand the message around defensive driving and sadly too many teens each year don’t live to tell the tale.

YOUR VIEW Little Mt Peel I loved the article in Saturday’s paper regarding the lady climbing Little Mt Peel. It was my son’s class and he was telling me of this lady who had climbed Little Mt Peel and her age and how he was inspired. Such a great article. Amy McIntyre

Chicago Whilst visiting my 103-year -old mother Rita Turtill in Ashburton recently I had the good fortune to be invited to a rehearsal of Showbiz Ashburton’s upcoming show Chicago. Ashburton is indeed fortunate to have not only a state-of-theart theatre facility, but also an abundance of local talent to showcase in it. This was an early rehearsal, the artists were still taking direction, but the talent displayed was exceptional. This show is going to blow your socks off !


Please, go out of your way to support this production, be amazed that this talent and dedication resides on your doorstep, and be assured of an evening of music theatre that could take its place on any professional stage in the country and beyond. Judy Glen performer, writer, director Patron of The Lind Theater, Queensland, Australia

Rural road I challenge Stuart Wilson, who campaigned on improving rural roads, to examine the disgusting state of the Hinds River Crossing on Boundary Road. Entirely not suitable for the volume of traffic that use that as a second state highway. Thank you for fixing the bridge promptly. Rural road user

Gill netting It has come to my attention that

by David Fletcher

Fish and Game recently put a gill net across the top of Lake Camp to capture land-locked salmon which had been released about six months ago. They also killed a lot of rainbow trout. Land-locked salmon were put into Lake Camp to enhance fishing there. Could Fish and Game stop these stupid acts of destruction of our fishing lakes? Jeff Small

Mother’s Day Take mum to church on Mothers’ Day is the theme St Paul’s senior women have chosen for a service at the Oxford Street Church on Sunday. Of course the focus will be on mothers and the special role they play in all our lives from the day we are born. A look at some special mothers from the Bible will be followed by a sketch showing how their values can coincide with today’s values. Mother’s Day has been

marked with special church services since it was declared a national day of tribute in the United States in 1914. Presbyterian research shows that while the level of spirituality remains constant, church attendance has dropped and churchgoers are ageing. What was a simple service of appreciation, with mothers receiving a white flower, had by the 1920s become a major commercial opportunity just like Christmas and Easter, with people being urged to buy all manner of expensive gifts for their mums. Most mothers would be pleased with simpler demonstrations of their family’s love with visits, phone calls, going to church with them or going out for a meal. Not to forget the traditional breakfast in bed. Everyone is welcome to come with their mothers to St Paul’s, Oxford Street at 9.30 on Sunday with a morning tea after the service. Janet Benfell

Opinion Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Help stop stock theft

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Did you go duck shooting at the weekend?

No 88%

Jeanette Maxwell


hat gives people the right to come on to your farm and just help themselves to animals you’ve busted a gut to raise? It is bad enough to lose stock but absolutely sickening to come across the bloody entrails and body parts of an animal butchered in a paddock. Rustling is a nationwide issue, but we either don’t report it to the police in the mistaken belief they won’t care (I promise you they do), or when a rustler is nicked, the courts dish up penalties so weakkneed, they make a wet bus ticket look like granite. Take Tony Harris, a 21-year old Southlander, who killed a couple of sheep with an accomplice and was caught red-handed. Instead of fessing up he played the sob story by saying he was broke and hungry and needed to eat. I have one or two serious issues with that excuse. For starters the Southland economy is in good heart with plenty of jobs, so there is no need to be broke. But even if they are broke, how on earth can they afford a car? If they are hungry then presumably they cannot afford electricity so that means cooking the sheep over an open fire and eating it in one sitting. That must be a big appetite but this caveman sob story worked. Tony Harris received, and get ready for it, 80 hours’ community work, an order to pay $116.03 in reparations and a driving disqualification for three months. Given the sheep slaughter has no penalties related to driving, the overall penalty is a joke. Where is the deterrent to others? Where, I must ask, is justice for the farmer because a sheep is not a free French rack on four legs, but valuable genetics to breed from. Yet where is mention of the all-important Animal Welfare Act. I don’t imagine for

Yes 12%

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a second this individual was equipped to dispatch the animal cleanly. Somehow the stress and abuse these animals must have gone through doesn’t rate much of a mention. It makes my blood boil. Look, the police are doing an awesome job because they know when they crack rustling, big or small, it will often lead to other crimes. It must be soul-destroying for them to see the many hours they have put into getting a result, reduced to a limp-fisted tap on the knuckles. Hopefully, the major Canterbury rustling ring broken by police will see a much stiffer punishment if the offenders are found guilty. This may be at the opposite scale with the offenders facing 41 counts for $150,000 worth of sheep, but really it is the same crime. I do not know how the alleged perpetrators can live with themselves because the scale means effectively

they’re one of us. We are aware of a similar ring thought to be operating on the North Island’s East Coast. Again, police and farmers are on to it but stock theft is not a problem in decline. It very much feels like a growing problem. Let’s face it, why on earth would you burgle a house when, for not much more than a ‘pub special,’ people can get something new with a warranty. Why risk a stolen phone when that phone can be tracked. Criminals have probably deduced that rustling offers good reward with few penalties. So why don’t we take a leaf from how fishery poachers are treated and get similar teeth enacted. You see the Fisheries Act 1996 has fines of up to $250,000 and the forfeiture of any property used to commit an offence. With an organised gang that could not just mean a truck

and trailer plus working dogs, it could also mean the farm stock are held on. For black market abattoirs, it could mean building, equipment and vehicles. In the case of Southland’s Tony Harris, the car that was used. We need to get real because stock rustling is hurting sheep farmers badly in the pocket and in the heart. Let’s draw a line in the sand by stiffening the law to finally deter small-time opportunists and the organised criminals alike. If you have information regarding stock theft or any other crime that you wish to report anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555-111. You can report stock theft online by googling “Stop Stock Theft” too. Jeanette Maxwell is Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chairperson (and spokesperson on health and safety)


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014


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Pistorius ‘torn apart’ By Stephanie Findlay Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial has resumed with a neighbour and friend giving a heart-wrenching account of finding the “broken” athlete coming down the stairs, holding his dead girlfriend in his arms. After a two-week break in the trial, the Pistorius defence yesterday called Johan Stander, the first man to arrive at the crime scene after the Paralympic gold medallist shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. “Oom (Afrikaans for uncle) Johan, please, please, please come to my house, I shot Reeva,” Stander says Pistorius told him over the phone. When he arrived at Pistorius’ upmarket Pretoria home, Stander described seeing the athlete carrying Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model and law graduate, down the stairs. “He was screaming, he was crying, he was praying,” said Stander, a man with grey hair and glasses who spoke in a hoarse voice. “The expression on his face, an expression of sorrow, an expression of pain, he’s crying, he’s praying,” said Stander. “It was as if he was torn apart.” Pistorius’ lawyers will spend at least the next two weeks trying to firm up the athlete’s account of the killing and counter the state’s claim he shot his girlfriend after an argument. Under days of ferocious crossexamination last month, Pistorius appeared to change his defence,

casting doubt on his credibility. The runner initially told the court that he shot Steenkamp through a locked toilet door, thinking she was an intruder coming to attack him in the dead of night. But buckling under pressure, the Paralympian - who soared to international fame as the first doubleamputee to run against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics - changed his testimony to say he fired the four shots accidentally. State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused the athlete of “tailoring” his evidence, calling his account of the killing “a lie”. “Your version... is a lie,” said Nel, who has earned himself the moniker “pit bull” because of his aggressive style of questioning. Beginning his cross-examination of Stander, Nel asked him if Pistorius ever said to him if he shot the so-called intruder by mistake. “He never said I accidentally shot her,” said Nel. “He said ... thought she was an intruder.” Pistorius, nicknamed “Blade Runner,” faces up to 25 years in prison if he is found guilty of premeditated murder. Among the witnesses expected to give evidence this week is a psychologist who will speak to the athlete’s physical vulnerability, after details emerged in court of his obsession with guns. At times, the world famous sprinter has wept and retched in court, in a trial that is being broad- Oscar Pistorius (right), is comforted by his brother, Carl - AFP Pistorius, inside court in Pretoria yesterday. cast live on television. ap photo


Abuse ‘not seen as a crime’ By eoin Blackwell The Christian Brothers regarded the physical and sexual abuse of children as abhorrent and a moral failing but not a criminal offence, a royal commission has been told. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has also heard double jeopardy laws prevented other men from coming forward to tell of their abuse at the hands of a Brother Dick, who was sentenced to three and a half years after confessing to abusing five “unknown” children. Allegations of child sex abuse were not passed on to police because the order did not see them as a criminal matter. “All I can assume, understand, is that there was a mindset that didn’t see this first and

foremost as a crime; that it was something of a moral failing, contributing to the corruption of the child,” Brother Anthony Shanahan, the order’s former provincial leader for WA and SA, said yesterday. “I think they saw it as something that was abhorrent, harmful, although I don’t think they understood it as harmful in the way we would now, in terms of consequences for the victim.” The commission last week heard from 11 men physically and sexually abused at four WA Christian Brothers residences at Tardun, Bindoon, Clontarf and Castledare between 1947 and 1968. Justice McClellan asked Br Shanahan if he thought it extraordinary that the order did not view sex abuse as a criminal offence. “Yes,” he replied.

“Can you explain how the order would have brought themselves intellectually to that position?” Justice McClellan asked. “No, I can’t explain it,” Br Shanahan said. Br Shanahan said there existed a pattern where an accused brother would be transferred. Christian Brothers who were accused of sexual abuse were still allowed to work with children by being sent to day schools where there would be less opportunity to offend. “There was a pattern, I think - not completely in 100 per cent of cases, but I think it’s a pattern where there was a complaint the person would be transferred to a day school and not a residential school,” he said. When asked by Council assisting the commission Gail Furness if Br Shanahan’s pre-

decessors knew of the underlying conduct that led to the transfer, he replied: “Probably, yes.” The commission also heard a series of documented sex abuse allegations dating back to 1919, some against brothers who were shifted to other schools around the country. Last week an abuse survivor, Edward Delaney, said after he told the superior at Bindoon, Brother Bruno Doyle, of his abuse at the hands of a Brother Parker, he was informed the man had been transferred to Tasmania and was told not to talk about it. Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Bruno Fiannaca told the commission the 1994 conviction of Br Dick prohibited others from coming forward in the courts. The hearings continue. - AAP

Celebs boycott hotels Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei’s ruler after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country. Brunei’s all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced last Wednesday that he would push ahead with the sharia law that will eventually include tough penalties such as death by stoning. “No @ Virgin employee, nor our family, will stay at Dorchester Hotels until the Sultan abides by basic human rights,” the British billionaire posted on Twitter. - AFP

War games launched Thousands of American and Philippine troops have launched large annual exercises, with Australian troops invited to take part. The exercises began yesterday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the 10-day drills were necessary to deal with the challenge of “aggressive” neighbours intent on “changing the status quo”. - AFP

MH370 search review A who’s who of aviation experts will meet in Canberra next Wednesday to scour data collected in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The expert panel will review data as part of the new phase in the search for the missing aircraft. The panel will also identify specific equipment needs as the search continues on the seabed, which will involve mapping previously uncharted parts of the southern Indian Ocean’s seafloor. The new search phase will cost an estimated $60 million. - AAP

Ship sinks; 11 missing Eleven crew members from a Chinese cargo ship are missing after it collided with a container vessel and sank just outside Hong Kong waters, authorities say. The collision happened in the early hours of the morning near Po Toi Island which lies on the edge of Hong Kong’s territory, a fire department spokesman said yesterday. “Two cargo ships collided and one of them sank,” a police spokeswoman said. - AFP

Quake rattles Tokyo A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken buildings in Tokyo, lightly injuring 17 people, but there was no risk of a tsunami. Tokyo inhabitants - set to enjoy a national holiday - were woken shortly after dawn yesterday by the quake, which jolted the densely-built apartments and office blocks. - AFP

Nets to catch bodies South Korean recovery workers have strengthened a ring of netting around a submerged ferry, in a bid to prevent corpses drifting out to open sea, as dive teams recovered 11 more bodies, raising the death toll to 259. The latest bodies were found during a pre-dawn operation yesterday, but 43 people remain unaccounted for. Last week, bodies were retrieved up to four kilometres away from the recovery site. - AFP


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Axing commissions ‘unlikely’ By Tamsyn Parker Abolishing commissions paid to financial advisers when they sell products would be the easy answer to preventing possible conflicts of interest, says the head of the Financial Markets Authority. But Rob Everett doubts it will ever happen. On April 1 the new Financial Markets Conduct Act came into force bringing in a new provision which makes it law for financial advisers to put the interests of the consumer first. “That doesn’t just require truthfulness. We’d expect that as a minimum requirement. The act requires financial services professionals to go much further, and ask themselves questions like: ‘Is this really the right product or service for this client?’ ‘Does this client really understand the downside risk and what that might mean to them in a material sense if that risk comes to book?’ ‘Should I be advising this client on other actions they can take, such as risk mitigation?”‘ Everett said advisers should be able to an-

swer a resounding yes to those questions. But the law change could put some advisers in a difficult situation. If the best advice is for their client not to buy or change any of their financial set-up it could leave the adviser out of pocket if they earn money through commissions. Everett said he believed sales incentives and commissions were linked to a lot of the problems in recent years. But he did not believe it was realistic to abolish them. “As a management tool they are always something we are going to have. It’s about designing them so they don’t deliver the worst outcomes. “Abolishing it altogether - that would be the easy answer - I just don’t think it will happen. “What we want is them confronting the issues that commissions bring.” Everett, who took over the top job at the FMA in February, said he would not be going softly on the industry. “As far as I’m concerned the new rules are in, people knew they were coming, it’s a perfect opportunity to go out and be as proactive as I can.” - APNZ

Rob Everett, chief executive at Financial Markets Authority, doubts commissions will be abolished.

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Crown to withdraw charges Prosecutors want to formally withdraw charges filed against bankrupt Christchurch property developer David Ian Henderson. A high-profile property developer whose battle with Inland Revenue spawned a book and a movie, Henderson was bankrupted for a second time in November 2010 with debts totalling more than $140 million. The Official Assignee – the Crown authority that manages bankruptcies – had filed charges against Henderson for allegedly misleading authorities and obtaining credit of more than $1000 while bankrupt.

However, documents filed with the Christchurch District Court yesterday by Crown lawyer Christopher Lange said the prosecution now sought leave to withdraw the charges. In the memo to the court, Lange said the view had been reached that the process followed in taking the prosecution “may not meet the formal requirements”. “For completeness it remains the view of the prosecution that there was sufficient evidence for the proceedings to have been commenced and otherwise continued,” Lange said. But the Crown lawyer said the

prosecution would not seek to re-file the charges. Henderson, who had earlier called the charges “nonsense”, said yesterday they were “malicious”. “The charges in my view were always malicious and always maliciously brought,” he said. It was revealed in January that OA was opposing Henderson’s automatic release from bankruptcy. The OA said this means Henderson would remain an undischarged bankrupt until his affairs had been examined in the High Court, due to happen on June 9. - APNZ

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from a related-company, Restaurant Limited, which is also in liquidation and operated the Brownstone Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge on Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd. One of Restaurant Limited’s shareholders, Phoenix Group Ventures, is also the owner of Phoenix Forex. Restaurant Limited’s liquidators say the company is owed $109,118 by Phoenix Group Ventures for food and drink. Phoenix Forex and Phoenix Group Ventures are directed by Kendall Twidgen, who is in her mid-twenties. - APNZ

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and risks associated with, its trading system. The company was put into liquidation last October, with an initial report showing creditors claiming $300,000. The second report released yesterday by liquidator Jared Booth shows creditors are now claiming $2 million from the firm. Inland Revenue says it is owed $1.44 million from the firm while former clients are claiming $448,774. Trade creditors were claiming $124,148, the report said. Booth said the liquidators, in turn, are claiming $402,401

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Creditors are now claiming $2 million from a company which sold controversial currency trading software. This is up from the $300,000 which creditors were claiming last year. Phoenix Forex was the New Zealand distributor of the OakFX foreign exchange trading system, which customers paid up to $25,000 to access. In August last year the FMA warned the public about doing business with the Aucklandbased company and the regulator said Phoenix Forex was misrepresenting the profitability of,


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Herbal high withdrawal ‘cause for concern’ By Michelle NelsoN

Rural Women NZ has concerns about the impact of synthetic cannabis withdrawal in isolated rural households. The organisation welcomes the Government decision to withdraw legal highs from sale, following reports from members of a surge in antisocial and threatening behaviour in rural townships, apparently stemming from the use of these substances. However, Rural Women NZ health spokesperson Margaret Pittaway said the withdrawal of supply from shops must be coupled with more resources in rural areas for those suffering from the effects of drug addiction, and their families.

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It is possible to establish shelterbelts under centre pivot irrigators and participants at a Trees on Farms workshop learnt the tricks on Thursday. The free workshop was part of a national series, partially funded by the Ministry of Primary Industries and run in conjunction with the NZ Farm Forestry Association. The morning was spent at the Mayfield Memorial Hall with presentations from Irrigation NZ CEO Andrew Curtis, farm advisers, regional council representatives and farm foresters. Tom Corbett’s farm was the focus of the afternoon session. The third generation of his family to farm the property, Mr Corbett has developed a planting programme instigated by his father and grandfather, starting with gorse fences on the once barren plains. The farm lost about 100 mature trees in the September gales, but more recent plantings held up. New irrigation-friendly shelter has been planted in front of traditional pine belts, which will be removed when the younger trees establish. Not that the prospect pleases Mr Corbett. “I have a problem with taking trees out,” he said. A colony of German owls has taken over another stand of old man pines, keeping them safe for the time being. Mr Corbett said the plantings had an aesthetic value, as well

“There is real concern in rural communities about the lack of access to specialist services,” she said. “Distance to treatment services and support for families can be a real barrier to getting the help required to overcome addiction, or deal with its results.” The topic was highlighted when Rural Women NZ consulted its members on the Ministry of Health’s new national drug policy, which drew an unprecedented number of responses. “Children, partners and the family budget are all affected by drug use, and the control of supply is a known way of minimising harm,” Ms Pittaway said.


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as boosting farm profits and providing shelter. They also encouraged biodiversity. He believed shelterbelts saved his centre pivot irrigators from the fate suffered by hundreds of

others around Canterbury in September. Gavin Briggs, from Rainer Irrigation, also discussed the value of shelter trees in relation to last year’s unprecedent-

ed weather event. “We had the equivalent of 12 months’ work arrive in three days,” he said. “Effluent was also a big problem; farmers couldn’t milk if their ponds were full.” Some farmers had attempted to anchor irrigators with big hay bales with some success. He said the company was looking at auger systems developed in the US, which are bored into the ground to anchor centre pivots in the face of extreme weather conditions. It would take about 45 minutes to secure a 10-span machine in this way. “One of the problems was that the machines get their strength with water in them – when the power went out they had no weight,” Mr Briggs said. “The gusting winds caused the damage – the machines were bouncing and large gusts picked them up and tipped them over. Low shelter was enough to break these wind gusts in many cases, but tall shelterbelts tended to cause more damage with wind rollover coming down on the machines. Mr Briggs said positioning irrigators downwind had proved successful in a number of instances.

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Through April, meat companies have announced contract pricing for late winter and early spring supply. Prices, weight ranges and supply dates do vary. The better contract rates are for early spring supply as current season lamb numbers will be all but diminished. The higher priced contract pricing is at about $6.30-$6.50/kg for late season supply that meet the desired, less than 23kg carecase weight, specification. This sort of pricing provides farmers with price certainty and allows finishers to bid at the saleyards now, for store lambs knowing what sort of margin they can expect. Current schedules have lifted in the past week following the two short weeks before. Base net schedule pricing for a 17.5kg lamb in the North Island has now risen above $95 this week, up from the low point of $92.30 at the start of March. There is still a way to go to get back to spring levels, when the schedule peaked in November at $108 per head.


US processors are now largely focused on securing enough domestic supply before the Memorial Day holiday on May 26. Being the first long weekend of the US summer grilling season, it often marks the peak in beef demand for the year. Interest in imported NZ product typically fades once shipping times have passed, but prices were mostly steady to slightly higher over the past week. In NZ, some meat companies have put out winter contracts recently, with up to $4.80-$4.90/kg offered for prime beef for AugustSeptember supply. This sort of pricing is about 30-40c/kg above current schedule payments and provides some insight into beef schedules through the winter period. It has also given buyers more confidence at the saleyards, knowing they can lock in a margin. The majority of store cattle yardings at the moment are R2 18-month cattle, with good demand present at sales recently, good stock have made up to $2.40/kgLW on occasion.


Spot feed wheat and barley prices have mostly moved $5-$10/t higher over the past fortnight in Canterbury, however this is based on very small parcels being traded. The current pattern is fairly typical of this time of year, with dairy end-users generally fairly well covered for the rest of the season and not yet keen to commit to spring volumes. Looking to the 2015 harvest, offers of feed grain contracts remain notably absent from the market this year. Milling wheat contracts, on the other hand, are available and at more than $20/t higher than last year these will likely be tempting for those wanting a price to lock in. Some growers in the South Island are still battling with wet weather to get autumn-sown crops in the ground. In some instances growers haven’t even had the chance to harvest their late crops from this season yet. Overall this isn’t likely to have a dramatic impact on grain markets but it may push more growers into planting milling wheat varieties as opposed to feed wheat this autumn, due to their greater tolerance of late planting.


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l A M B ($) including 1 kg shorn Pelt this week 13.0kg YL SI 13.5kg YM SI 15.0kg YM SI 15.0kg YM NI 15.0kg YM Market Indicator 17.5kg YX SI 19.0kg YX SI 19.0kg YX NI 21.0kg YX SI 21.0kg YX NI 23.0kg YX SI

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W O O L Data: WSI Fine (21 microns) Medium (25 microns) Medium (27 microns) Medium (29 microns) Coarse (35 microns) Coarse (37 microns) Coarse (39 microns) 2nd Shear (37 microns-85mm) Lamb (31 micron-75mm)

W H E A T ($NZ/Tonne) ASW (Aus standard White) NZ Free (12.5% protein)

DAIRY PRODUCT PRICES Butter (NZ$/tonne) Skim Milk powder Whole Milk Powder Cheddar Cheese Casein

4580 4870 4990 5680 13330

Prices are indicative only. They are compiled from an assessment of sales made worldwide on one-off basis in US $. Quota market sales and contracts are excluded. The prices are then converted to $NZ/t FOB at current exchange rates.



UK PM Lamb (p/kg) CIF US Bull (USc/lb) CIF US Cow (USc/lb) CIF Venison Bone-in leg (E/Kg)

460 220 209 6.40

0.863 0.511 0.622 3.99

0.855 0.515 0.623 4.09

435 206 199 6.40

375 211 192 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

480 * 225 214 6.40 *

355 209 194 6.43

FINANCE US Dollar UK Pound Euro 2 Year Wholesale Rate (%)


D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI information provided by NZX Agrifax

407 59 20.4

0.813 0.840 0.494 0.544 0.600 0.644 3.80 2.83 (Estimates only) 458 22 382 90 24 39 15.5 0.0 18.8

0.776 0.497 0.586 2.76

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.85

22 9 0.0

490 163 21.5

Note: * denotes a new low/high for season.

A new scholarship to assist with projects aimed at ensuring a sustainable farming future is available through Lincoln University. Provided by Pioneer Brand Products, the objective behind the $5000 annual sponsorship aligns with the commitment of both organisations to continually look for ways to increase farm profitability without compromising environmental quality. This year’s sponsorship will support work investigating the use of plants in an agricultural setting – such as paddock borders and riparian zones – to reduce the build-up of nitrates in the soil. The root systems of some plants can significantly modify the nitrogen cycle, thereby combating nitrate leaching, limiting the release of greenhouse gases,

and ultimately reducing the environmental impact of some farming practices. The wider aim of the research is concerned with safeguarding the integrity of the soil and water, thus adding value to New Zealand agricultural systems through enhanced biodiversity. The work will be undertaken by staff within the University’s Department of Ecology, along with third year PhD student Hannah Franklin. Preliminary research from Ms Franklin and her supervisor, Lincoln University Professor of Ecology, Nick Dickinson, have found that some plants and roots systems can reduce nitrogen gas emissions from soils by up to 80 per cent. “We see good synergies between the research at Lincoln and our objectives, and are excited to be part of this sponsorship arrangement,” Pioneer forage products manager Dr Jakob Kleinmans said.


PRICES 480 219 207 6.40

Targeting sustainable farming By Michelle NelsoN

V E N I S O N ($/kg - gross) AP Hind 50kg AP Stag 60kg AP Stag 80kg

Lincoln University PhD student Hannah Franklin, Pioneer business manager Grant Matthews, Pioneer forage products manager Dr Jacob Kleinmans, Professor of Ecology, Nick Dickinson. Photo suPPlied

0.809 0.511 0.630 2.74

Seven drivers and runners from Anama Rural Women took their turn along with other branches to deliver Meals on Wheels in April. At the recent meeting held at the home of the secretary, Pat Bishell, members decided to donate $100 to headquarters for the Solomon Islands storm relief appeal. Speaker at the meeting Fiona Williamson told of the joys and hard work of turning a block of land into a place where children had freedom to play and

to have pets and the family could try all the aspects of small farming. Hazelnuts and olives are the venture that the Williamsons are now engaged in with their olive trees producing oil from the press they have invested in. The oil is put into presentation bottles, attractively packaged along with the roasted hazels – making a desirable gift. Word of mouth means most of the product is sold without advertising. Twelve members attended and seven apologies were received.

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Honey-roasted veges and beef salad over the vegetables and mix well. Bake uncovered at 200°C for 35-45 minutes or until the potato is golden and tender. Turn over a couple of times during cooking.

A “chop it up”, “chuck it in”, “come back later” sort of meal. Once you have mastered this recipe experiment with different combinations of vegetables – onions, peppers, yams, sweet potatoes, beetroot or carrots – even greens, like beans or asparagus, taste superb. Try something new... 300-400g lean Quality Mark beef steak eg fillet, rump, sirloin, or schnitzel 2 onions, peeled and cut into wedges 4 baking or roasting potatoes, unpeeled and cut into small chunks 12 button mushrooms, whole 2 peppers, deseeded and cut into chunky wedges 3 courgettes or 1 medium egg plant, in 1 cm thick slices or slabs ¼ cup oil ¼ cup honey or brown sugar



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1 – Church Street is in … a. Netherby b. Hampstead c. Allenton 2 – The tallest giraffe on record stood seven metres high. a. True b. False 3 – Lexus is a luxury car from which carmaker? a. Subaru b. Toyota c. Volkswagon 4 – Which city is not in Ukraine? a. Lodz b. Donetsk c. Lviv 5 – What was the location of Britain’s World War Two code-breaking agency? a. Chelmsford b. Chartwell c. Bletchley 6 – Which of the following is not a type of red wine? a. Cabernet sauvignon b. Malbec c. Moscato 7 – Kanga, Tigger and Eeyore are found in which children’s book? a. The Lion and the Mouse b. Winnie the Pooh c. Green Eggs and Ham 8 – What size is NZ in square kilometres? a. 173,000 b. 215,000 c. 268,000

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■ COOK THE STEAK: When the vegetables are almost cooked, heat a pan and cook the steak. Slice the cooked steak into thin strips. Check out my YouTube video how to cook a steak.

¼ cup lemon juice or white vinegar green leaves to serve on – like rocket, watercress and baby spinach

■ ASSEMBLE: Place the rocket on the serving plate. Top with the roasted vegetables and sliced steak. Pour ¼ cup boiling water into the roasting pan, stir to loosen the cooking juices. Pour over the salad.

■ ROAST THE VEGETABLES: Place the prepared vegetables in a baking dish. Blend the oil, honey and lemon juice together. Pour

Recipe courtesy of NZ Beef + Lamb

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An iconic or ubiquitous item? By Kathleen Stringer


have a friend who is a stickler for the correct usage of words and grammar and all that. As a colleague he was maddening to work with. While I wrote to get the message across he wanted to make sure the commas were in the right place and I didn’t commit such “obvious” mistakes as splitting an infinitive. For Tom, the written word was precise and, like maths, followed established patterns and was either right or wrong. I believe, however, that as a language, words allow us to communicate – if people understand your message then you have succeeded. Unlike Tom, I don’t have many pet peeves when it comes to words or their usage. One of my main ones, however, is “iconic”. Everything these days is iconic, when I think people mean ubiquitous. Personally, I like the word ubiquitous, it looks fun and it means it’s everywhere or commonplace and I’d be happy if the word really

was. Now some people might say this elephant is iconic, however really what they mean is that they were common. Certainly my great aunt had one almost exactly like this. Popular in the 1950s and ‘60s many homes had them on the mantel or sideboards. Often there were families of them. They were cheap as gifts and brought a little piece of exotic culture into what would have been otherwise drab colonial homes. However, they posed problems. Firstly, it was important that the elephants had their trunk raised. Even after consulting Google it would appear that

there is no real reason why this should be. Maybe it was thought a raised trunk meant the pachyderm was happy, certainly most elephant figurines I have seen have trunks in the upright position. Second my great aunt was emphatic that they had to be facing the “right way” and while she was most obliging and let a little, often fumble-fingered, great niece handle her collection

of ornaments she always was a little concerned about the elephant family she had. It appears that the best way is facing neither east nor’west (as we both believed, but was never sure about), but either outwards (to protect and repel bad shui, karma etc) or inwards (to retain and improve positive energy flow). Different books have different explanations, so maybe if you are concerned it’s best you don’t have an elephant at all in your house. One thing most books and websites agree on is that

the ideas that my great aunt would have heard when she was given it as a wedding present didn’t come from anywhere where there were elephants. Most agree the trunk up and even which way it faced was a marketing invention from the west. So while the object was once ubiquitous, for me on a personal level, it could also be said to be iconic as it reminds me of my childhood and time spent with a favourite family member. Ain’t words great! Whether an icon, or symbol of good luck, or an ubiquitous decorating item they have their place in our collective memory of times gone by.

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The melodic melodica a big little instrument


elodica is the name given to a wind instrument created by the German company Hohner in the late 1950s. Variations of this keyboard have since

been manufactured by numerous companies in different regions of the world, each giving the instrument a different name.

Also known as the “blow-organ” or “key-flute”, it is a freereed instru-

ment similar to the harmonica. It has a musical keyboard on top, and is played by blowing air through a mouthpiece that fits into a hole in the side of the instrument. Pressing a key opens a hole, allowing air to flow through a reed. The keyboard

is usually two or three octaves long. Melodicas are small, light, and portable. They are popular in music education, especially in Asia. It was first used as a serious musical instrument in the 1960s by composers such as Steve Reich and jazz musician Phil Moore Jr. The reeds are made of metal (like an accordion or a harmonica). The instrument is held with one hand and the keyboard is played with the other hand.


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In brief Challenge for Wanderers View or purchase photos online

It appears the worst scheduling possible but crest-fallen Wanderers star Matthew Spiranovic is grateful Western Sydney must immediately get back on the horse in Hiroshima. The Wanderers are dealing with the heartache of their 2-1 A-League Grand Final loss to Brisbane Roar while flying to Japan for tomorrow’s Asian Champions League clash in Hiroshima. Coach Tony Popovic admitted the extra-time Suncorp Stadium defeat, after leading 1-0 with six minutes left in regular time, was tougher to handle than last season’s decider when upset at home by Central Coast. - AAP

Juventus secure title Juventus have secured the 2014 Serie A title with three games to spare after closest challengers Roma were stunned 4-1 away to relegation-haunted Catania. It is the Turin giants’ 30th official title in Italy’s top flight and third in succession under coach Antonio Conte. Juventus remain on course to become the first team in Serie A to finish with at least 100 points. After hosting Atalanta tonight, Juve travel to Roma next week and close out the season at home to Cagliari. Juventus had congregated at a hotel in Turin to watch Roma’s upset on television and the celebrations began immediately after the final whistle. - AFP Mid Canterbury Masters’ Shane Wright slides in to make a tackle against High School Old Boys at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 050514-tM-274

Tough round for Mid Canty By Jonathan Leask

Third time wasn’t the charm as Mid Canterbury remains without a win at home in Mainland football division one, beaten 0-3 by Waimak United on Saturday. The win put Waimak at the top of the table after five

rounds, while Mid Canterbury have only the one win, over bottom of the table FC Twenty11. Mid Canterbury now face back-to-back away games to Hornby United and Selwyn FC. It was a dire weekend for Mid Canterbury senior sides, with only the Mid Canterbury Masters tasting victory when they

had a 1-0 win over High School Old Boys in Ashburton. Down in division four Mid Canterbury Eastern were held to a 1-1 away draw with FC Twenty11 Falcons, while Methven United faded to a 2-7 loss at home against FC Twenty11 Thunder Panthers. On Sunday the Mid Can-

terbury women remained unbeaten but couldn’t make it four straight wins with a 1-1 draw with Western. Mid Canterbury’s best result of the weekend came in 15th grade division one, where they scored a big 7-2 victory over the St Andrews 15A side on Saturday.

Roar eye Europe to replace Berisha By Jim morton Triumphant Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey has a shortlist and will travel to Europe next week in an attempt to sign a replacement for departing striker Besart Berisha. Melbourne Victory-bound Berisha played his last match in a superb three-year stint at the Roar in Sunday night’s 2-1 A-League grand final win over Western Sydney Wanderers. While Mulvey was full of praise for the Albanian international’s efforts in scoring 48 goals from 75 matches, he’s wasting no time in filling the void.

The Roar have pinpointed three strikers who they think can help the club take the next step by succeeding in the Asian Champions League. “I’m already looking at next season just planning a trip next week to hopefully go and sign a new player,” Mulvey said. “You can’t stand still, because if you stand still you get run over. “There’s three I’m going to look at. It’s difficult because the (European) season is virtually over. I’ve had people watching them for me.” Mulvey admitted it was a huge shame the ‘Killer B’ combination of Berisha and Thomas Broich, the league’s best im-

Besart Berisha: Three year stint with the Roar a victorious one

port, had to be broken up but stressed Brisbane can still succeed without the fiery striker. “You’ve seen this year that without Bes we have performed

quite well so it’s not like it’s something that ‘Oh my god, we have to do it!’,” he said. “But you see the importance of Bes in the big (finals) games against Victory and Wanderers.” Berisha, the 2011-12 Golden Boot, scored the match-winner in last week’s 1-0 semi-final win against Melbourne and produced the 86th-minute equaliser in the grand final. As well as aiming to convert their success from the ALeague to the ACL next season, the Roar want their third title in four years to lift average crowds from 15,000 to 20,000plus at Suncorp Stadium. - AAP

Madrid held to draw Real Madrid’s La Liga title hopes have suffered a huge blow with a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia. Leaders Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 defeat away to Levante, in a game overshadowed by fresh claims of racism at a Spanish game, appeared to have given Madrid new life in their bid for a historic treble. However, Madrid needed a stunning back-heeled injury-time equaliser from Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a point, leaving Atletico requiring just four points from their last two games to win the Spanish title for the first time in 18 years. - AFP

Chelsea’s hopes gone Jose Mourinho accepted Chelsea’s Premier League faint title hopes had been extinguished by a 0-0 draw against Norwich yesterday, with the manager bemoaning the team’s laziness and misfiring strikers as his first season back in charge ends with a whimper. Neither Demba Ba nor Fernando Torres came close to scoring as Chelsea was left unsuccessfully appealing for penalties. It likely means Mourinho’s first season back at Chelsea will end without a trophy. Chelsea, with one game left, is a point behind Manchester City and Liverpool, who both have two matches remaining and a superior goal difference. - AFP

Alves wants leniency Brazilian-born Barcelona defender Daniel Alves says he wants some leniency for the Spanish fan banned for throwing a banana near him during a game. “There does have to be a punishment, but I don’t believe in paying evil with evil,” Alves said. “People have to educate. You can’t do it in this way,” said Alves, after Villarreal handed a life ban to the fan who threw the fruit. - AFP

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In brief Canes ready for Rebels With the sound of Steve Walsh’s whistle still ringing in their ears, the Hurricanes have set up camp in Melbourne as they look to get their Super Rugby campaign back on track. The Hurricanes had their four-match winning run stopped by the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday as a combination of poor defence, sloppy handling and some curious decisions by Walsh saw Mark Hammett’s side fall to a 39-30 defeat. The seventh-placed Hurricanes have travelled to the Victorian capital and turned their attention to meeting the Rebels at AAMI Park on Friday night. - APNZ

Slipper suspended Wallabies prop James Slipper has been suspended from Queensland’s next two matches as the failing Reds search for a solution to their Super Rugby woes. Slipper was yesterday suspended for three weeks for his dangerous lifting tackle on Blues back-rower Peter Saili in their 44-14 loss in Auckland on Friday. Queensland, desperately looking to end their dire four-match losing streak, must now face the Crusaders and Melbourne Rebels without the in-form forward. - AAP

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Senior B side on the ropes By Jonathan Leask

Mid Canterbury senior B rugby has a second night round in the Michael Duff Memorial Trophy tomorrow night, but it appears it could be lights out for Allenton. The club dropped out of senior rugby in 2009, and signs are pointing to them fading out of senior rugby altogether five years later. Methven piled 97 points on the struggling Allenton who conjured up just one try of

their own, scored by a player loaned from the opposition. They were beaten 78-5 a week earlier by Hampstead, as the team that took out the division two championship and Beckley Cup in 2011 is struggling to field a team from week to week. “We have plenty of numbers on paper, but we just can’t seem to get them all together,” Allenton Rugby Club president Craig Street said. “The last thing the club wants is to drop out altogether from senior rugby, and we’ll be doing everything we can to avoid it.”

With one confirmed default and conjecture over a deferred game against Mt Somers that needs to be played before the start of the second round, they are in danger of defaulting the rest of the season if they have three defaults - a message Street was planning to hammer home to the players at training tonight. The situation could come to a head tomorrow night when they are due to face Rakaia under lights in Rakaia in the penultimate match of the first round, but Street was adamant

that they would be able to field a team. Rakaia claimed a 21-0 win over Collegiate on Saturday while Hampstead’s 24-13 win over Celtic moved them to top of the table on points differential from Southern, who had to grind out a 12-5 win over Mt Somers on the Thursday night. Mt Somers are at Celtic tomorrow night, with Collegiate taking on Tinwald on neutral ground at Hampstead. Methven meet Southern, Allenton are up against Rakaia and Hampstead have the bye.

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Rookies in Black Sticks Four 19-year-old rookies have been named in the Black Sticks women’s team for next month’s hockey World Cup in The Hague. Coach Mark Hager yesterday announced a strong mix of experience and exciting young talent in his 18-strong team for the tournament, which gets underway on May 31. Inspirational captain Kayla Whitelock leads the side with support from other experienced players like Emily Naylor, Gemma Flynn and Anita Punt. But it is the inclusion of teenagers Michaela Curtis, Sophie Cocks, Liz Thompson and Rose Keddell that is the feature of the team. - APNZ

Rowers in the medals Defending world champion Teneale Hatton produced New Zealand’s third medal at the opening world cup canoeing regatta of the year in Milan yesterday. Hatton took silver in the K1 5000m final, clocking 23min 34.967s, to finish behind Italian Stefania Cicali, who recorded 23:28.235. Hungary’s Flora Nagy was third in 23: 39.895. Hatton’s performance followed the double gold won by Olympic champion Lisa Carrington in the K1 500m and 200m finals. There were a creditable performance from the new K4 500m women’s quartet of Hatton, Jamie Lovett, Aimee Fisher and Caitlin Ryan, who were fifth in 1:37.562, 1.97s behind winners China. The men’s K4 1000m of Zac Quickenden, Jarrod and Darryl Fitzgerald and Martyn McDowell were sixth in their A final. - HOL

Bruce Ferriman chips onto the green during the Junior B final of the Ashburton Golf Club Championships on Sunday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 040514-tM-135

New champions on the Ashburton fairways By Jonathan Leask

Golden girl Lisa Carrington

Two new names laid claim to the top titles at the Ashburton Golf Club Championships on Sunday. For the first time in several years there were no Bells in action on the final day, with father and daughter Robbie and Catherine Bell not defending their titles.

Multiple men’s champion Robbie had been ousted by Daniel Green on the 19th hole in the semi-finals a week earlier to set up a showdown with last year’s runner-up Owen Millar. The final saw the lead change hands several times over the course of the day, but it came down to the 36th hole and final hole where Miller held his nerve to take the win as Green faltered.

Steve Stratford beat Ron Carlson five and four in the men’s intermediate final, Tim Newton had a comfortable win over John Dudley in the Junior A Final and Bruce Ferriman claimed the Junior B title from Ken Clucas. In the women’s silver final Nicole Hamilton-Cross also took the title on the 36th hole, leaving Sharon Bradford as a third time runner-up in four

years after being beaten by Catherine Bell last year and Wendy Parr in 2011. The Marys were left to take the two bronze titles, with the Bronze I final won by Mary Ann Urquhart over Jenny Williams, and the Bronze II final going in favour of Mary Lou Watson from Brenda Fechney. Murray Early took out the nine hole final from Joy Nicholas.


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Nets, Spurs advance to finals The San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with tense game-seven victories yesterday. The top-seeded Spurs were pushed to the brink by Western Conference rivals the Dallas Mavericks, but, with their season on the line, responded with an emphatic 119-96 win to take out the series four games to three. They next face the Portland Trail Blazers in the semi-finals after they beat Houston in six games. Spurs star Tony Parker led the way with 32 points, while Manu Ginobili scored 20 and Patty Mills added seven in his 17 minutes on court. “We have a lot of respect for Dallas, they’re a great team,” Parker said. “They made it very hard on us. The whole series it was a hard fight.”


The game was the last of a record five game sevens in the opening round of the playoffs. The total already matches the NBA record for the most seventh games in all rounds in any playoff year. Earlier, the Nets survived a frantic final push by Toronto, edging the Raptors 104-103 to win the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series four games to three. They will next face two-time defending champions Miami in the second round of the playoffs, with the Heat to host game one tomorrow. But it came down to the final second, when Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce managed to block Raptors guard Kyle Lowry’s potential game-winning jump shot to preserve the one-point margin. “Lowry, we knew he was going to get to the hole,” Pierce said. “There was a scramble for the

ball. I saw him go up, I went up for the block. “Clean block at the end, it was a great playoff series,” Pierce added of the drama-filled sevengame set. The Nets forced the deciding game seven with a 97-83 victory in Brooklyn on Friday. Yesterday they finished the job, advancing in the post-season for the first time since they beat the Raptors in 2007. The Nets had led by 10 points with less than six seconds remaining, but the Raptors, cheered on by a manic home crowd, continued to press. “They’re a grind it out team,” Pierce said. “They have so many fourthquarter comebacks. “I just think we have to do a better job defending,” said Pierce, adding: “This was a great, great series. ap photo “I’m glad to be a part of it.” Manu Ginobili drives to the bas- AFP ket against the Mavs yesterday.

In brief Mum’s the word All it took was a stern word from his mum to turn Brett Morris from a “pedestrian” winger into one of the NRL’s best. But as for brother Josh, well, “he’s almost there”. After watching her twin sons clinch victory together for Australia in last Friday’s test against New Zealand, Karen Chatfield admits she’ll be divided when the pair go head-to-head in Sunday’s Mother’s Day clash between Canterbury and St George Illawarra. - AAP

Mercedes dominating Not content with winning all four races this year, the outstanding Mercedes team head to this week’s Spanish Grand Prix seeking to extend their advantage over the rest of the field. Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg have dominated in Australia, Malaysia, Bahrain and China, with Hamilton winning the last three in succession following Rosberg’s success in Melbourne. But that - and the prospect of continued successes - is not enough for Mercedes, whose motorsport boss Toto Wolff has called for a much greater effort in a bid to press home their advantage. - AFP

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington 4 27145 Cherry Crusher nwtd M & .....................J Hill 2 32634 Another Rule 17.75 ...................J McInerney 10 36765 Archie’s Comet 17.45 M & ................Jopson Raceway Meeting Date: 06 May 2014 NZ Meeting num- 5 11248 Ohoka Hope 17.70 ....................... L Waretini 3 11556 Mr. November 17.86 ...................D Stapleton 9 2.42pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT6 C1q, 295m ber : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 6 75581 Another Hunter nwtd .................J McInerney 4 52252 Bizarro 17.59 S & ............................B Evans 1 567x8 Wandy Pam nwtd ........................D Kingston 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 7 74133 Bluey Ruffero 17.60 M & ..................... Smith 5 12x52 Blue Hobo 17.40 ...............................J Dunn 2 83427 Wonkey Donkey 17.76 ..............A Bradshaw 9; 10, 11 and 12 8 26552 Goldstar Bomber nwtd S & .............B Evans 6 12627 Corporate Image 17.77 .............R Blackburn 3 64157 Homebush Barabas nwtd ..........J McInerney 9 37x78 Keramus Girl 17.63 ........................G Cleeve 7 71343 Winne Willow 17.76 M & .......................J Hill 4 24187 Goldstar Rosie nwtd S & .................B Evans 1 12.06pm (NZT) SUPER PETS STAKES C1, 520m 10 17775 Celosia 18.00 ....................................M Flipp 8 68636 Sheeza Flower 17.71 ................A Bradshaw 5 87574 Mitchell Dean 17.68 M & .......................J Hill 1 166 Opawa Margorie 30.82 L & ................ Wales 9 86638 Zulu Bro nwtd .............................D Stapleton 6 63623 Kenny’s Comet 17.56 M &................... Smith 2 32256 Cover To Cover 30.75.................D Stapleton 4 1.06pm GLENBYRE TAVERN STAKES C1, 520m 3 71642 Homebush Zelda 30.93.............J McInerney 1 21587 Opawa Gavin 30.92 L & ..................... Wales 10 48x68 Go Nola 17.55 ................................G Cleeve 7 84187 Thiago 17.70 ..............................D Stapleton 4 22251 Cawbourne Aries 31.24 ...............C Roberts 2 24521 Black Crow 30.49 ......................A Bradshaw 7 2.06pm ANGLER’S ARMS TAVERN STKS C1, 520m 8 1x1 Momma Rae 17.24 ...........................M Flipp 5 P551 Opawa Amy 30.65 J & ....................D Fahey 3 61634 Louisa’s Girl 31.32 ........................... B Dann 1 73524 Flip Flippa 31.10 L & .......................... Wales Emergencies: 6 7xF85 Shalana Star 30.71 ...........................J Dunn 4 11222 Cawbourne Axe 30.62 W & ............... Nissen 2 42242 Doleuze 30.36 ...................................J Dunn 9 38F78 Oche nwtd ..................................D Stapleton 7 56575 Que Tee Pix 30.96 M & .....................Jopson 5 55647 Claretown Leroy nwtd J & ...............D Fahey 3 15476 True Blue Style 31.03 .............M K Dempsey 10 65488 Que Tee Chicks 17.32 M & ...............Jopson 8 25433 Kaino 30.75 H & ..................................Taylor 6 27824 Runaway Taxi 30.60 M &...................Jopson 4 43627 Cawbourne Monaro 30.61 W & ......... Nissen 10 3.00pm SPEIGHT’S STAKES C1, 520m 9 76563 Stich Up 30.81 S &..........................B Evans 7 77646 Opawa Lucky 30.89 L & ..................... Wales 5 18575 Goldstar Jeanie 31.27 S & ..............B Evans 1 82833 Mr. Johnny 31.10.............................J Goode 10 48578 Opawa Cuddles 31.00 L & ................. Wales 8 87746 Opawa Marg 30.39.......................C Roberts 6 41753 Trumped Up nwtd M & ......................Jopson 2 112 Gold Vipa nwtd S & .........................B Evans 2 12.26pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT 1 C1q, 295m 9 76563 Stich Up 30.81 S &..........................B Evans 7 52778 Opawa Pearl 30.98 L & ...................... Wales 3 8x732 Opawa Hally 30.96 L & ...................... Wales 1 1 She’s Smashing 17.62 ......................M Flipp 10 35687 Scotsome Power 30.99 M &..............Jopson 8 13216 Know Danger 30.81 .......................G Cleeve 4 27765 Wagon Wheel 30.58 M & ..................Jopson 2 41688 Camray 17.38.............................D Stapleton 5 1.26pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT3 C1q, 295m Emergencies: 5 44845 Casino Black 31.02 ....................H Anderton 3 83476 Wandy Millah 17.63.....................D Kingston 1 4541 Ohoka Strika 17.90 ...................... L Waretini 9 48647 Maximum Jewel 30.46 S &..............B Evans 6 67474 Know Solution 30.99 .................... L Waretini 12 Whitey’s Gone 17.30 .................J McInerney 10 46784 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd ....................C Roberts 7 26643 Miss Selfies 30.93 .....................J McInerney 4 45175 Churchill Chaser 17.58 .................... B Dann 2 5 85521 Impersonator 17.34 ...................A Bradshaw 3 11374 Not So Cute 17.58 .....................D Stapleton 8 2.24pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT5 C1q, 295m 8 84x18 Opawa Sam 30.70 L & ....................... Wales 6 62431 Only Got Time 17.55 .................R Blackburn 4 32163 Time Slayer 17.66 M &........................ Smith 1 11 Matty Hooky 17.53 ....................J McInerney 9 48647 Maximum Jewel 30.46 S &..............B Evans 7 23475 Another Cover 17.57 .................J McInerney 5 16143 Business Review 17.63 .............R Blackburn 2 85647 Mop Head 17.76 ........................ D T Barnes 10 46784 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd ....................C Roberts 8 86627 Hazza’s Lad nwtd .......................D Stapleton 6 21263 Memphis Girl 17.73 S & ..................B Evans 3 72762 Cala Rapita 17.87 .............................M Flipp 11 3.17pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT7 C1q, 295m 9 58746 Opawa Hog 17.86 L & ........................ Wales 7 82578 Bublin Jed 17.65 ...............................M Flipp 4 83454 Ziggy War Paint 17.64 ............... R Cockburn 1 74324 Homebush Haven 17.44 ...........J McInerney 10 14758 Summer Love 17.53 .........................A Joyce 8 x4255 Wellywood 17.60 W & ....................... Nissen 5 522F4 Look At Lucy 17.56 M & ...................... Smith 2 77832 Plagiarism 17.65 .......................R Blackburn 3 12.46pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT2 C1q, 295m 9 38F78 Oche nwtd ..................................D Stapleton 6 17483 Editorial 17.56 ...........................R Blackburn 3 42642 Advanced Pedro 17.76 S & .............B Evans 1 34656 Son of Grace 17.47 ....................D Stapleton 10 6x865 Line Honours nwtd .........................G Cleeve 7 64466 Pedro Force 17.33 S & ....................B Evans 4 34345 Big Muddy 17.63 M &.......................... Smith 2 121 Go Tommo 17.29........................D Stapleton 6 1.46pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT4 C1q, 295m 8 63525 Bowman nwtd ............................D Stapleton 5 56438 Duco To Duco 17.73..........................M Flipp 3 x58F6 Three Knots 17.51 ..................... D T Barnes 1 37536 Mustang Magz 17.60 ........................M Flipp 9 86638 Zulu Bro nwtd .............................D Stapleton 6 41122 Ditched 17.61 H & ...............................Taylor

7 8 9 10

26741 Chokehold 17.38 ........................D Stapleton 81576 Zulu Deb nwtd ............................D Stapleton 58746 Opawa Hog 17.86 L & ........................ Wales 76866 New York Affair 18.08 .......................A Joyce 12 3.35pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT HT8 C1q, 295m 1 7231F Culvie Boy 17.46 ........................... J Holdem 2 31175 Belfast Jane 17.42 H & .......................Taylor 3 44137 Word For Word 17.58 .................D Stapleton 4 66475 Hazza’s Got Swag nwtd M &............... Smith 5 26483 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ......................D Stapleton 6 7x146 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 7 62F22 Red Hot Fury 17.59 M & ...................Jopson 8 64588 Abogado 17.32..................................M Flipp Emergencies: 9 37x78 Keramus Girl 17.63 ........................G Cleeve 10 16875 Goldstar Magic nwtd S & ................B Evans LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Race 1: Opawa Amy, Cawbourne Aries, Opawa Margorie, Kaino Race 2: She’s Smashing, Only Got Time, Another Cover Race 3: Go Tommo, Ohoka Hope, Bluey Ruffero, Son of Grace Race 4: Black Crow, Cawbourne Axe, Louisa’s Girl, Claretown Leroy Race 5: Whitey’s Gone, Not So Cute, Time Slayer, Ohoka Strika Race 6: Blue Hobo, Corporate Image, Another Rule, Bizarro Race 7: Know Danger, Doleuze, Cawbourne Monaro, Flip Flippa Race 8: Matty Hooky, Look At Lucy, Pedro Force, Cala Rapita Race 9: Momma Rae, Wonkey Donkey, Kenny’s Comet, Thiago Race 10: Gold Vipa, Mr. Johnny, Opawa Sam, Opawa Hally Race 11: Chokehold, Homebush Haven, Ditched, Plagiarism Race 12: Belfast Jane, Red Hot Fury, Culvie Boy, Word For Word

M10 Southland dogs Today at Ascot Park Raceway

Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park 1 34732 Charles Fredrick 23.02 ...............D Stapleton 7 13584 Wunzee nwtd ............................J McInerney 2 45 Opawa Michelle nwtd L &................... Wales Raceway Meeting Date: 06 May 2014 NZ Meeting num- 2 718F7 Rockwood Archie nwtd...............D Stapleton 8 43337 Starburst Benny 22.96 .................... M Grant 3 27234 Tony’s Choice nwtd ....................D Stapleton ber : 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 3 33147 Cawbourne Onyx nwtd.................... M Grant 9 66578 Cosmic Bolero 23.21 P & .............. B Conner 4 62614 Thumb Print Tony nwtd .............J McInerney and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 4 55685 Tanto’s Whisper 22.97 ....................J Guthrie 10 87x77 Another Fantasy nwtd ...............J McInerney 5 31253 Finance Tommo nwtd L &................... Wales and 9; 10, 11 and 12 5 82422 Homebush Tiare nwtd ...............J McInerney 6 1.56pm BRENDON BURKE FIRST NATIONAL C3, 390m 6 24766 Casy’s Raida nwtd .....................D Stapleton 2 Jewel Eagle nwtd J & ......................D Fahey 1 12.16pm GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ C0, 390m 6 25845 Hill of Grace 22.72 .......................... M Grant 1 22234 Jack’s A Jewel nwtd .....................C Roberts 7 1 62685 Ozarks Daughter nwtd ...................J Guthrie 7 45856 Opawa Laz 22.66 L &......................... Wales 2 34153 On The Level 22.66 ......................C Roberts 8 434 Opawa Kendal nwtd J & ..................D Fahey 2 73748 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 8 71164 Thrilling James nwtd P & .............. B Conner 3 17245 Grunt Rodgers nwtd ..................J McInerney 9 57878 Hammock nwtd ..............................J Guthrie 3 84363 Watch Out Traps nwtd ................D Stapleton 9 38457 Cawbourne Cruze 23.02 ................. M Grant 4 72745 Homebush Violet nwtd ..............J McInerney 9 2.51pm ORETI BEACH SAND DISTANCE C2d, 630m 4 Smash That nwtd ............................ M Grant 10 17787 Joey’s Secret 22.96....................D Stapleton 5 64265 Cawbourne Chief 22.95 .................. M Grant 1 38526 Chill Out Ralph 37.55 L & .................. Wales 5 Smash Easy nwtd ........................... M Grant 4 1.16pm WILLY’S FLOORING LTD C1/2, 390m 6 15517 Opawa Lean Meat nwtd L & ............... Wales 2 28345 Opawa Tania 37.51 J & ...................D Fahey 6 25432 Homebush Sarah nwtd..............J McInerney 1 48515 Smash Amy 22.92........................... M Grant 7 64653 Starburst Terry nwtd ........................ M Grant 3 36457 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L & ................... Wales 7 44435 Celtic Hound nwtd .......................R Hamilton 2 81154 Jasper Haka nwtd .....................J McInerney 8 62115 Another Another 23.01 ..............J McInerney 4 52612 Blushing Belle nwtd L & ..................... Wales 8 87x2 Millie’s Boy nwtd ..........................R Hamilton 3 32637 Homebush Coral nwtd...............J McInerney 9 63658 Primitive 22.81 ...........................D Stapleton 5 77635 Court The Belle nwtd L & ................... Wales 9 6664 Blazing Hot nwtd ........................D Stapleton 4 26114 Abound nwtd .................................R Adcock 10 43857 Homebush Iris nwtd ..................J McInerney 6 36776 Opawa Bro nwtd L & .......................... Wales 10 66857 Toast Time nwtd .........................D Stapleton 5 23564 Sam’s Flyin Norm 22.93 .............D Stapleton 7 2.16pm SGRC $50 LEATHER LEADS C4, 390m 7 61746 Opawa Jed nwtd L & .......................... Wales 2 12.36pm SOUTHLAND OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C1, 390m 6 71276 Bigtime Tip 22.84 ............................ R Breen 1 87577 Bellwave nwtd ............................D Stapleton 8 42171 Opawa No Ear nwtd L &..................... Wales 1 68464 Sailors Collar 23.20........................J Guthrie 7 72577 Cawbourne Crazy 23.28 ..............C Roberts 2 24766 Fantastic Four nwtd ......................... M Grant 9 88677 Opawa Anne nwtd L & ....................... Wales 2 48634 Smash Amego 22.73 ...................... M Grant 8 88547 Turbo Tundra nwtd........................... M Grant 3 845x2 Mary Marlow 22.76 ......................... M Grant 10 32256 Cover To Cover nwtd ..................D Stapleton 3 22222 Vienna 23.03 ..............................D Stapleton 9 38457 Cawbourne Cruze 23.02 ................. M Grant 4 61765 Elki nwtd.......................................C Roberts 10 3.09pm WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS. 4 55138 Admiral Adam nwtd P & ................ B Conner 10 17787 Joey’s Secret 22.96....................D Stapleton 5 55353 Botany Prancer 22.71 ...............J McInerney CO.NZ C1/2, 457m 5 74317 Homebush Kelso nwtd ..............J McInerney 5 1.36pm SGRC $26 FIVE WIRE MUZZLES C1/2, 390m 6 74576 Mr. Jimmy nwtd .............................R Adcock 1 21524 Token Kay 26.37 J & .......................D Fahey 6 55563 New Ingilltab 23.31 P &................. B Conner 1 77527 Waimak Dave 22.88 ..................J McInerney 7 55434 Bad Week nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 34442 Carat’s Prince 26.52 J & .................D Fahey 7 146x8 Thrilling Indy nwtd ........................... M Grant 2 4x352 Opawa Colin nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 8 67447 Miss Sweet 22.86 P & ................... B Conner 3 38141 His Lordship 26.12 ........................R Adcock 8 14818 Cawbourne Impact 23.01 ...........D Stapleton 3 58568 Stock Taker 22.90............................ R Breen 9 58874 Homebush Edith 22.68 .............J McInerney 4 77786 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd ............J McInerney 9 66578 Cosmic Bolero 23.21 P & .............. B Conner 4 587x2 Claremont Pizzaz nwtd .................R Adcock 10 4x888 Cawbourne Burn 22.80 ................C Roberts 5 48682 John Dory 26.43........................J McInerney 10 87x77 Another Fantasy nwtd ...............J McInerney 5 17237 Gypsy Hunter 22.93 ...................D Stapleton 8 2.34pm ASCOT PARK HOTEL C0, 457m 6 58815 Botany Comet nwtd...................J McInerney 3 12.56pm ADDED ENERGY STAKES C1, 390m 6 57576 Wandy Feather 22.84...................... M Grant 1 38225 Opawa Jackie nwtd L &...................... Wales 7 63525 Opawa Bart 26.30 .............................B Eade

8 52353 Opawa Albie 26.04 .......................C Roberts 9 77251 Flying Swan nwtd ......................J McInerney 10 16357 Fancy Kiwi 26.12 P & .................... B Conner 11 3.26pm SOUTHLAND WINTER STAKES C5, 457m 1 44513 Russell Hart 26.25 ....................J McInerney 2 55461 Charlie’s Choice 25.86 ..................R Adcock 3 36636 Opawa Rapid nwtd L & ...................... Wales 4 37242 Thrilling Marty 25.99 P & .............. B Conner 5 15447 Cawbourne Philip 26.07 ............J McInerney 6 24318 Cawbourne Merc 26.21................... M Grant 7 66216 Botany Kevin 26.69 ...................J McInerney 8 31824 Gordon Bale 25.82 .......................C Roberts Emergencies: 9 7x545 Indi’s Grace 26.40 ........................... M Grant 10 75358 Travelling Joe nwtd....................J McInerney 12 3.44pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C5, 390m 1 32134 Another Jewel 22.70 .................J McInerney 2 12265 Roqette 22.60 ..............................C Roberts 3 41653 Jumpin’ Julia 22.52....................J McInerney 4 22117 Homebush Chopper 22.38 ........J McInerney 5 31125 Smash Rumour 22.52 ..................... M Grant 6 62218 Little Midnight 22.28 ...................D Stapleton 7 55332 Sting Me 22.65 ................................ M Grant 8 22251 Hetfield 22.77 ...............................C Roberts 9 5274 My Mate Sparrow nwtd .............J McInerney 10 61753 Iona Haka nwtd .........................J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Sport 22 Ashburton Guardian

RESULTS ■ Bowls MSA Indoor Bowls Ray Ellis Triples – 18 teams, May 1 Winners: Mark Sheard, Rod Webb and Jacqueline Ross Second was Rosemary Bennett, Neville Brough and Noeline Brough, third was Geoff Laird, Bernice Laird and Maureen Eaden and fourth Grant Wilson, Robyn Atkinson and Hazel Mitchell.

■ Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club April 28 to May 2 Monday Evening – B and C Ladder N/S 1 A van Dyk and B Leighton, 2 Joyce Johnson and D Wilkinson, 3 L Adams and B Newton. E/W 1 G Baker and S Lyons, 2 M and E Jones, 3  G Black and M Bruce Tuesday Evening – 2 round Duplicate: N/S 1 M Holmes and M Moore, 2 J Fechney and B Smith, 3 J Edmond and R McLaughlin E/W 1 M Buckland and A Wright, 2  M de Jong and J Rooney, 3 P and T Downward Wednesday Afternoon – Individual Ladder N/S  1  P Downward and J Edmond, 2 M Buckland and M Stowell,  3  T Downward and B McIlraith. E/W  1  K Robb and E Segers, 2  R McLaughlin and M Moore  3  J Irwin and B Macaulay Thursday Evening – Smith Trophy N/S 1 M Buckland and J Edmond, 2 B Smith and M Stowell, 3  A Blain and R Phillips. E/W 1 J Fechney and M Moore, 2 P and T Downward, 3 R Brownlie and M de Jong

■ Cycling Development Cyclists May 4 - 6km Handicap for Young Development Cyclists – 12 riders 1st Harrison Russell, F/T. 13m 51s. 2nd Maddie Lowry 2f/t. 13mn 51s. 3rd. Madison Clark 3f/t. 13m 55s. 4th Briar Clark 20m 48s. Older Development riders 14km Handicap, 1st. Jenna Borthwick 30m 10s. 2nd Luke Skinner 30m 14s. 3rd Ryan Jackson 29m 11s. 4th Josh Kershaw 26m 13s. 2f/t. 5th Bella Roulston 29m 16s. 6th Bailey Kershaw 25m 14s. F/T. 7th James Skinner 27m 32s. 3f/t. 8th Matheson Colquhoun 30m 47s. 6km Teams Relay, 1st Gavin Borthwick, Ryan Jackson, Luke Skinner, Madison Clark 47m 34s. 2nd James Skinner, Bella Roulston, Jenna Borthwick, Maddie Lowry 50m 10s. 3rd Josh Kershaw, Matheson Colquhoun, Harrison Russell, Briar Clark 50m 59s.

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers May 3, 14km Fords Road, 29 Starters 1st Janette Hooper CT. 29m 21s. HT. 3.20m. RT. 26m 01s. 2nd. Luke Skinner CT. 29m 23s. HT. Go. RT. 29m 23s. 3rd Geoff Rhodes CT. 29m 25s. HT. 3.20m. RT. 26m 05s. 4th. Alan Cox CT. 29m 37s. HT. Go. RT. 29mn 37s. 5th Brad Hudson F/T. CT. 30m 10s. HT. 10.55m. RT. 19m 15s. 6th Michael Templeton 2f/t CT. 30m 10s. HT. 10.55m. RT. 19m 15s. 7th Matt Marshall CT. 30m.11s. HT. 9.25m. RT. 20m 46s. 8th Nathan Tew 3f/t. CT. 30m 11s. HT. 10.55m. RT. 19m 16s. 9th Ben Sutton CT. 30m 12s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 22m 12s. 10th Michael Gallagher 4f/t. CT. 30m 12s. HT. 10.55m. RT. 19m 17s. 11th Mike Hanson CT. 30m 12s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 22m 12s. 12th Pam Harcourt CT. 30m 13s. HT. 6.30m. RT. 23m 43s. 13th. Brian Ellis CT. 30m 13s. HT. 6.30m. RT. 23m 43s. 14th Mark Smitheram CT. 30m 14s. HT. 6.30m. RT. 23m 44s. 15th. Kevin Hurley CT. 30m 14s. HT. 6.30m. RT. 23m 44s. 16th Caroline Askin CT. 30m 16s. HT. 6.30m. RT. 23m 46s. 17th Ryan Jackson CT. 30m 16s. HT. 3.20m. RT. 26m 56s. 18th Ross Templeton CT. 30m 16s. HT. 9.25m. RT. 20m 51s. 19th Lucy Kirwan CT. 30m 17s. HT. 6.30m. RT. 23m 47s. 20th James Skinner CT. 30m 17s. HT. 4.50m. RT. 25m 27s. 21st. Liz Wylie CT. 30m 18s. HT. 4.50m. RT. 25m 28s. 22nd Rob Hooper CT. 30m 18s. HT. 9.25m. RT. 20m 53s. 23rd Bill Hood CT. 30m 26s. HT. 4.50m. RT. 25m 36s. 24th Tonee Hurley CT. 30m 53s. HT. 8.00m RT. 22m 53s. 25th Don Sutton CT. 30m 59s. HT. 8.00m RT. 22m 59s. 26th Doug Coley CT. 31m 00s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 23m 00s. 27th Dave Shurrock CT. 31m 44s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 23m 44s.  28th Brent Hudson CT. 32m 45s. HT. 3.20m. RT. 29m 25s. 29th Matthew Ellis CT. 33m 54s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 25m 54s. 

■ Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Weekend Pennants May 4 South Zone (at Timaru): Timaru 9 Waimate

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3, Maungati 9 Gleniti 2 3, Pleasant Point 2 9 North Otago 3, St Andrews 8 Temuka 4 North Zone (at Tinwald): Fairlie 9 Tinwald 3, Geraldine 10 Methven 2, Gleniti 1 8.5 Pleasant Point 1 3.5, Ashburton Bye

Ashburton Golf Club May 3 In the first round of the Brandon Cup the leading scores were: Rhys Nuttall 41pts, Peter MacAulay 40, Greig Sparrow 39, Ken Clucas 38, Paul May 36; PJK Ngutu, Richard Leith, Miti Daniels and Ray Lambert 35. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Kay Fox, Braided Rivers: Kay Fox, Rothburys Insurance: Paul May, Netherby Meats: Hilary Ward, Charming Thai Restaurant (Longest Putt #9) Graham Taylor. Twos: Brian Donaldson and Miti Daniels. Sunday 4 May 2014 The finals of the Club Championships were played with some very close results. Nine Hole: Final: Murray Early, r/u Joy Nicholas; Plate: Joan Hetrick on the 10th, r/u Sue Letham. Women: Bronze I Plate Sue Simpson on the 19th, r/u Di Engelbrecht. Silver Plate: Catherine Trott, r/u Alison Grant. Bronze III Final Madeliene Stoddart, r/u Janice Ackerley. Bronze II Final Mary Lou Watson, r/u Brenda Fechney. Bronze I Final Mary Ann Urquhart, r/u Jenny Williams. Silver Final Nicole Hamilton-Cross on the 36th, r/u Sharon Bradford. Men: Junior A Plate Ray Lambert, r/u Murray Wackrow. Junior B Final Bruce Ferriman, r/u Ken Clucas. Junior A Final Tim Newton, r/u John Dudley. Intermediate Final Steve Stratford, r/u Ron Carlson. Senior Final Owen Miller on the 36th, r/u Daniel Green.

Mayfield Golf Club 9 Hole division May 1, Stroke and Stableford Ladies 1st J Ludemann 59:20:39 and 16 stbf, 2nd L MacKenzie 66:25:41 and 15 stbf Men 1st E Graham 49:12:37 and 17 stbf, 2nd R Thompson 62:15:47 and 9 stbf Nearest Pins: Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 – E Graham, Mayfield Transport No. 5 – J Ludemann Ladies Golf Results - April 30, Par Round 0-25 Jan Clucas 4 down, 25-40+ Joan Johns 4 down Hastings McLeod Property Brokers 2nd shot 2 & 11 0-29 Judy Webb 30+ Joan Johns ALT nearest pins 5 & 14 not struck Player of the day Joan Johns

Methven Golf Club Men’s Medal Round Blue Tees May 3 2nd Round Duff and Harry Maw Senior CJ Middleton 74-8-66; Intermediate Phil Johnson 81-14-67; Junior A Phil Lalor 90-22-68; Junior B Mike Harris 99-26-73 Other good scores - 68 Keith Middleton, 69 Piers Rolton, Eric Meaclem. 70 Barry Wackwitz. 71 Robbie Watson. 72 Pete Wood. 73 Graham Gunn, Tony Worsfold, mark Scrivenor, Mike Gray. 74 Athol McAlpine, Bruce Dickson, Peter Harper, Jim Lattimore, KJ McCloy. Twos; Barry Wackwitz, Dayle Lucas (2) Alan Smith, David Gorman, Athol McAlpine, Eric Meaclem, Les Linton and Peter Harper Topnotch 4 square Supermarket Best nett, CJ Middleton; Arabica Café 2nd nett CJ Middleton 74; Club Voucher Best Gross, Dayle Lucas 75. Closest to Pins: Aqua Restaurant # 4 C J Middleton; Hunters Wines #6 Dayle Lucas; Ski Time #13 Peter Harper; The Green Parrot #17 Dayle Lucas; Methven Travel 2nd shot #14 Piers Rolton (Eagle); #3 Longest Drive Barry Wackwitz Next Week R.S.A. Trophy and 3rd Round Callaghan Trophy – 2nd Round Middleton Bar Duty Roster May 10 Martin Hickman and D. Molloy; 17 Jim Rooney and J Johnson; 24 M Scrivenor and G Horn; 31 I Sawers and B Wackwitz Ladies 1st Eclectic And Margaret Lilley Putting April 30 Nola Hydes 99-25-74-35, Mary Stone 98-24-74-33, Ellen Kemp 97-2275-33, Margaret Kelk 109-34-75-36, Jane Helmore 99-24-75-36, Gayle O’Duffy 8914-75-31 Arabica Best Nett Nola Hydes 74 C/B Mary Stone 74; Mt Hutt Lodge Best Nett April Gayle O’Duffy 71 Putting Pam Watson 30, Sally Jones 31, Jenny Senior 31, Sandra Ilton 31, Gayle O’Duffy 31 Nearest To Pins #4 Silver Methven Four Square Gayle O’Duffy; #6 Bronze A Methven Supervalue Not Struck; #13 Methven Pharmacy Tania Wilson; #17 Bronze B Methven Travel Wendy Wareing; #13 Saturday Club Voucher Ellen Kemp Two’s And Nett Eagles Heather Middleton, Pam Watson, Jane Helmore, Margaret Kelk, Ellen Kemp

Rakaia Golf Club April 30 - Ladies Kathleen Lawler Trophy: 3 clubs and a putter Diana King 75 and Jane Pangborn 75, Wendy Watson 76, Val Bell 77. 9 Holers: 3 clubs and a putter Monica Hanrahan 42. Railway Tavern 2nd shot no. 3 Jane Pangborn; Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot no. 6 Freda Bierema; Nearest Pin no. 8 Wendy Watson; Chertsey Spraying nearest pin no. 15 Freda Bierema. S. Quinn 2nd shot no. 17 Diana King 9 Hole Tournament, May 2 Grade 1: 0-20.2 Best Gross: Judith Tutton 45 (St. Andrews), Best Nett: Marg Lloyd 39, Runner up Nett: Tessa Gallagher 40 (Mayfield), Putting: Jill Patterson 16 putts (Ellesmere) Nearest Pin: Annette Maw (Methven) Grade 2: 20.3-27.2 Best Gross: Janice McLaughlin 58 (Pleasant Point), Best Nett: Heather Dickson 35 (Waimate), Runner up Nett: Colleen McCulloch 36 (Waimate), Putting: Gail Gutsall 14 putts (Ashburton), Nearest Pin: Sue Hooper (Ashburton)

Tinwald Golf Club May 3, Stableford 0-18: Simon Ross 40, Colin Johnstone 37, Brent Kirdy 37, Alton Fletcher 37, Philip Tuheke 36, Tony Clarke 36 b/l. 19 Plus: Steve Kircher 40, Dave Rush 36, Lindsay Jackson 34, Craig Potter 34 b/l. Women Stroke: Barb MacGregor 76, Wendy Stevenson 78, Maree Moore 80. Nearest pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Wendy Stevenson. Gluyas Ford # 6; Wendy Stevenson. Bedrock Bar and Stonegrill # 12; Tony Clarke. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Brock Peddie. Twos; Tony Clarke, Philip Tuheke (2), Steve Kircher, Simon Ross, Matt Duncan, Wendy Stevenson. Net eagles: # 14 not struck. Semi-finalists in the Findlay Cup; Paul Hefford and Neil Rayner, Brian Rouse and Nigel Duncan, Murray Beach and Dave Allan, Paul Boon and Cameron Miller. Plate semi-finalists; Warren Eddington and Tony Clarke, Lindsay Jackson and Lucas McGee, Chayne Mapu and Mata Kamate, Bruce Collins and Allen Moore. Women’s Captains Salver, May 1 K McAulliffe and D Wellman nett79; C Linney and B Harris 83.5

■ Netball Paper Plus Mid Canterbury Junior Netball May 3 Hampstead A 9 v St Joseph’s Gold 9; St Joseph’s Gold 10 v Southern Taylor Groundspreading A 8; Tinwald South A 21 v Methven Shearmac A 3; New World Allenton A 24 v New World Allenton B 4; Hampstead A 4 v New World Allenton B 6; Southern Taylor Groundspreading A 4 v Allenton C 4; Allenton C 3 v Tinwald South A 13; New World Allenton A 23 v Methven Shearmac A 1 Allenton Mystics 2 v Borough A 6; Borough A 7 v Allenton Crusaders 7; Southern Hayden McKenzie Contract. 5 v St Joseph’s Blue 3; St Joseph’s Blue 8 v Tinwald South B 2; Allenton Mystics 2 v Southern Hayden McKenzie Contract. 14; Tinwald South B 11 v Allenton Crusaders 3 Longbeach A 8 v Borough Gold 1; St Joseph’s Red 2 v Hampstead B 7; Borough Gold 1 v Hampstead School A 7; Longbeach A 6 v Methven Trucking 4; Methven Trucking 2 v Hampstead B 6; Hampstead School A 1 v St Joseph’s Red 5 Allenton Tactix 12 v Borough Green 1; Allenton Tactix 3 v Tinwald School A 9; Borough Green 6 v Southern Hyde Bros Spraying 6; Tinwald School A 13 v Methven Professionals 4; Southern Hyde Bros Spraying 1 v Netherby Magic 5; Netherby Magic 14 v Methven Professionals 8 Wakanui 19 v Allenton Hurricanes 0; Wakanui 9 v Southern Mayfield Service Centre 1; Allenton Hurricanes 5 v Allenton Magic 9; Allenton Magic 10 v Southern Mayfield Service Centre 0 Methven Winslow 4 v Tinwald School B 1; Tinwald School B 0 v Hampstead School B 5; Netherby Diamonds 1 v Longbeach B 3; Borough C 1 v Netherby Diamonds 7; Rakaia A 0 v Hampstead School B 3; Rakaia A 0 v Longbeach B 2; Methven Winslow 0 v St Joseph’s Orange 5; St Joseph’s Orange 8 v Borough C 0 Hampstead School C 1 v Borough Red 0; Allenton Sting 8 v St Joseph’s Pink 5; St Joseph’s Pink 9 v Tinwald School C 3; Borough Red 0 v St Joseph’s Silver 2; Hampstead School C 4 v Netherby Nippers 2; St Joseph’s Silver 2 v Methven Hammer Hardware 1; Tinwald School C 1 v Longbeach C3; Methven Hammer Hardware 4 v Fairton 0; Longbeach C 6 v Allenton Sting 1; Borough Black 0 v Southern Mayfield Transport 11; Borough Black 0 v Netherby Nippers 5; Fairton 0 v Southern Mayfield Transport12

Netballers were out in force at the College courts on Saturday.

Heartland Mid Canterbury Senior Netball May 3 Premier: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A 44 v College B 10; United KFC A 26 v Methven Wareings A 12; Celtic Vetent A 21 v College Configure Express A 20 Senior A: Smith & Church Collegiate A 29 v Methven Euro Agri B 18; Celtic B 18 v Rakaia A 29; Celtic C 31 v Wilson Bulk Transport Allenton A 25 Senior B: College U18 20 v Methven Brown Pub White 38; College Y10A 49 v College Yr10B 6; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B 60 v College U17 13 Senior A Reserve: College Y9A 19 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold 29; Celtic E 23 v Methven R&R Haulage U18A 14; Celtic D 16 v Tinwald South Black 26 Senior Reserve B: College Y9B 11 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C 48; Celtic U18 12 v Methven South Pacific Seeds U18B 14; College U16A 24 v United KFC B 25 2nd Grade: College U15A 11 v Methven LH Farm Co U15A 15; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17 28 v Allenton B 17; College U16B 11 v Southern Livestock Exchange 26 3rd Grade: Allenton C 20 v Hampstead U15 19; Methven The Lodge U15 16 v College Blue 17; Celtic F 24 v Methven Blue Pub Black 15; College U15B 26 v Celtic U15 27 Social Grade: Allenton Social 23 v Mt Somers Social 38; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Hotties 25 v United KFC Colonels Chicks 29 v Celtic Dragons 29 v Hakatere Marae 10

■ Pigeon racing Ashburton Racing Pigeon Club Cape Campbell Flock, May 3 7 Flyers – 133 Birds Winners Flying Time 4 hours 00 minutes 14seconds. 1st M Davidson 1302.493 mpm 2nd T Drummond 1301.867 mpm 3rd L Davidson 1301862 mpm 4th R Cornwall 1301.022 mpm 5th L Quinn 1299.717 mpm L Wilson 1255.007 mpm 7th N Martin 1172.228mpm  Triple Crown - 3rd Leg flown from Cape Campbell  Winners Flying Time 4 hours 00 minutes 21 Seconds, 1st L Davidson 1301.862 mpm 2nd R Cornwall 1301.022 mpm 3rd  L. Quinn 1299.627 mpm 4th L Quinn 1299.537 mpm 5th L Quinn 1299.447 mpm 6th M Davidson 1254.035 mpm 7th L Wilson 1233.237 mpm 8th L Wilson 1222.157 mpm M Davidson 1191.177 mpm L Davidson 1105.923 mpm   Triple Crown Final – Best of 3 Legs S Quinn 1389.170 mpm 2nd C Quinn 1378.7654 mpm 3rd L Wilson 135.515 mpm 4th  L Quinn 1342.365 mpm 5th  L Davidson 1342.042 mpm 6th  M Davidson 1271.740 mpm 7th L Wilson 1265.418 mpm 8th M Davidson 1262.242 mpm 9th R Cornwall 11969.930 mpm 10 th L Davidson 1175.230 mpm

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby May 1 Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Southern Tinwald Tavern 12 v Mt Somers 5, May 3 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Com-

petition – Round 1 Section One: REL Rakaia 18 v Kaiapoi 9, Darfield 21 v Oxford 3, PWL Methven 34 v Ashley 0, Devon Tavern Hampstead 24 v Prebbleton 38, Bye: Southbridge Section Two: Burn/Duns/Irw 14 Darryl Phillips Motors Celtic 12, Glenmark 26 Lincoln 13, Saracens 49 Ohoka 22, Waihora 28 v West Melton 7, Bye: Claas Harvest Centre Southern Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Hampstead 24 Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar 13, Methven R and R Haulage 97 Allenton Grieve Construction 7, Rakaia Murray Hood Baling 21 Collegiate Eclipse Services, 0, Bye: Tinwald Press Cup: Ashburton College 18 v St Andrews 24, St Thomas 18 Waimea College 26, Burnside HS 22 v. Roncalli College 15, Shirley BHS 0 St Bedes College 35, Rangiora HS 9 v. Nelson College 24, Timaru BHS 24 v. Lincoln HS 10, Marlborough BC 25 Christs College 20, Bye: Christchurch BHS Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury - Colts Kirwee 9 v Lincoln 5, Springston 10 v Banks Peninsula 15, Waihora 28 West Melton 14, Darfield 7 Prebbleton 38, Rolleston 0 v Celtic Euro Agri 42, Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury - U18: Hurunui 31 Springston/Southbridge 20, Oxford/Woodend 40 Tinwald/ Celtic 7, Rangiora HS 17 Waihora 12, Malvern Combined 55 Meth/Allen/Rakaia 0, Bye: Kaiapoi Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury - Under 16: West Melton 69 v Woodend/Ohoka 20, Harlequins 33 v Lincoln 28, Oxford 24 v Malvern Combined 34, Kaiapoi 22 v Prebbleton 0, Celtic Harnett Contracting 38 v Waihora 5, Ashley 39 v Rolleston 7, Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Allenton 10 Celtic Fowler Homes 19, Methven Seed Cleaning 54 Southern BR Jones Contracting 34, Bye: Hampstead MC Mechanical Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield): Hampstead Unique Solutions 24 Celtic Lysaght Glass 26, Methven Snowfed Builders 73 v Southern Hinds Cartage 24, Bye: Tinwald H&L Jones Excavation Under 11 1/2 (Smitheram Shield) - Hampstead Dave Jackson Painting 47 Celtic Ashburton Online 5, Methven Mt Hutt Station 29 Southern HCT 58, Methven Allenton Physio 33 Allenton 60, Rakaia Synlait Farms 34 Tinwald Whittaker Contracting 20 Under 10 - Associate Referee Required Collegiate Cranfield Glass 90 Celtic Blacklows W 60, Hampstead Lifestyle Motorhomes 60 Celtic Blacklows G 35, Methven Mt Hutt Station 10 Southern/Tinwald Riverlea Contracting 45, Rakaia Synlait Farms 0 Southern Hyde Bros Spraying 45, Bye: Allenton Under 9 - Associate Referee Required Allenton G 25 Allenton M 27, Collegiate Ashburton Painters & Decorators 5 Tinwald Moore Mechanical 20, Methven B 65 Southern All Farm Engineeering 45, Methven W 82 Southern Cow Care Hooftrimming 40, Bye: Celtic McCrea Painters Under 8 - Associate Referee Required Collegiate Countdown 30 v Tinwald Skip 2 It 35, Hampstead Subway 15 v Methven Laundry 30, Methven MC Freight 25 v Southern Agspread 65, Rakaia Synlait Farms 50 v Celtic The Finishing Company 25, Bye: Allenton Under 7 – Associate Referee Required Collegiate Regent Cinema 60 v Southern Hayden McKenzie Contracting 50, Hampstead Metalcorp 70 v Tinwald Ian Howden Spraying 75, Methven MC Freight 45 v Southern Coleman Ag 60, Rakaia Synlait Farms B 35 v Celtic Summerfield Builders G 80, Rakaia Synlait Farms W 50 Celtic Summerfield Builders W 13, Bye: Allenton Under 6 – Associate Referee Required Collegiate McDonalds 55 v Allenton G 55, Hampstead Netherby 4 Square 45 v Allenton M 60, Methven B 70 v Celtic Anderson Joinery W 50, Methven W 35 Celtic Anderson Joinery G 50, Rakaia Synlait Farms B 55 Tinwald Canvas 55, Rakaia Synlait Farms W 45 Southern Progressive Livestock 45.

■ Shooting Canterbury Rifle Association Champion of Club Champions at Ashburton. 300, 500 and back to 300yds due to smog. May 3: John Snowden (Ashburton) 49.4, 49.6, 50.8, 148.18, Peter Newman (Ashburton) 49.4, 50.8, 49.1, 148.13, Tim Webb, (Christchurch) 49.3, 50.2, 48.3, 147.8, Chris Kershaw (Malvern) 47.4, 50.7, 49.5, 146.16, A White (Malvern) 49.4, 50.7, 47.3, 146.14, Rob Lilley (Christchurch) 48.4, 47.4, 46.1, 141.9. B grade Darian Miller 48.4, 50.8, 48.4, 146.16, Brian Hawksby 41.1, 46.3, 39, 126.4.


DRAWS ■ Basketball

April 11 Oxford Street Opening Duty – Verkerk Bulls 3.45 Verkerk Bulls v Pink Unicorns, Fletcher Arnold, Bailey O’Donnell, 4.30 Longbeach Heat v Sky Rebels, Nic Ross, Nic Thomassen; 5.15 Thunder v Borough Breakers, Kaleb Small, Mark Douglas; 6.00 Chilli Hot Shots v Mt Hutt Girls, Xavier Bartlett, Tania Rule; 6.45 Samashed v Longbeach Lakers, Phill Hill, Hannah Roulston; 7.30 Chloe & the Gang v St Joes Jazz, Helen Williams, Ella Hurley; Bye St Joes Diamonds Closing Duty St Joes Jazz Sports Hall Opening Duty – 3.45 ACS Ripcurls v St Joes Stormers, Hayden Adams, Jayden Reid; 4.30 St Joes Titans v Tinwald Breakers, Eiman DeOcampo, Justus Frank; 5.15 Cavaliers v Mt Hutt Boys, Gary Chamberlain, Tyra Patterson; 6.00 TFC Boys v Vipers, Pauline Patterson, George Chapman Closing Duty Vipers

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club May 10 The second of three rounds for the Brandon Cup will be played (stableford). Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for an 12.00 start. Saturday Starters: Morning David Welsh; Afternoon Rodney O’Neill and Robbie Bell Results: Bruce Day and Terry O’Reilly. May 7 Midweek Men’s Presidents Salver R Lambert v P Bain, B Wilson v R Suttie, E Chilton v G Berhnes, V Carr v J McArtrhur, D Houghton v G Lane, W Doak v G Clinton, M Green v J Davis, B Donaldson v D Prebble. Emergencies: K Smith, D Shaw, W Hetrick, P Huggins.

■ Hockey Mid Canterbury Hockey May 9 Kiwi Sticks (4th Grade) Duty Club: Wakanui 4.30pm: Collegians Netherby Meats v Wakanui Black (E. Connelly-White/H. Davies) Wakanui White v Wakanui Blue (D. Bennett/J. Aschen) 5.20pm: Allenton v Methven (Simon Mealings/M. Baker) Hampstead v Collegians Green Machines (A. Haugh/ D. Baker) 1st Grade Women 6.20 pm Methven v Rakaia (Hampstead/Collegiate 1st gr W) 7.30 pm Hampstead v Collegiate (Methve/ Rakaia 1st gr W) bye: Collegians May 10 Small Sticks Hockey - Duty Club: Wakanui Mini Sticks (5th Grade) (Coaches to Umpire) 9.30am Wakanui Black v Hampstead Blue; Collegians D & E v Allenton Eagles; Collegians Turfinators v Hampstead Gold 10.20am Collegians Skip 2 It v Methven White; Wakanui Blue v Rakaia Black; Allenton Hawkes v Methven Black; Bye: Rakaia Blue Fun Sticks (6th Grade) 11.30am: Allenton Aces v Wakanui Wildcats; Tinwald Longbeach v Wakanui Whackers; Rakaia v Wakanui Wasps; Methven v Allenton Magic; Hampstead v Extras Senior Men at Timaru 1.00pm Wakanui Blue v Cambridge 2.30pm Tinwald v Tainui 4.00pm Wakanui Black v TBHS 1st X1 Senior Women at Timaru 1.00pm Hampstead 1 v Craighead 4.00pm Hampstead/ Collegians v St Andrews May 11 Kwik Sticks (3rd grade mixed) deferred games. 12.30pm Wakanui v Hampstead (umpires TBA) 1.30pm Allenton v Collegians (umpires TBA) 2.30pm Methven White v Methven Black (umpires TBA) 1st Grade Men 4.00pm Collegians v Tinwald (Wakanui Blue SM/Wakanui 1st gr M) 5.15pm Ashburton College v Wakanui (Collegians/Tinwald 1st gr M) Bye: Methven May 12 2nd Grade Girls 4.30pm Hampstead Gold v Hampstead Blue (G. Scott/Stephen Mealings) 5.30pm Methven v Collegians (A. Kelland/Hampstead SW) 2nd Grade Boys 6.30pm Methven v Wakanui (Wakanui Blk SM/Rachel Law) 7.30pm Allenton v Hampstead (College 1st gr M x 2) May 13 Kwik Sticks (3rd Grade Mixed) 4.00pm

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

In brief

Collegians v Wakanui (J. Regaldo/S. Uden) 5.00pm Hampstead v Methven White (Stephen Mealings/S. Reid) 6.00pm Allenton v Methven Black (C. Cannon/R. Bradley)

Smith off to Glasgow Distance runner Kimberley Smith has been added to the athletics team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s second wave of announcements yesterday. Smith will contest the marathon at her first Commonwealth Games after competing at three Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and London. She joins the 11 athletes named last month. The Providence based 32-year-old athlete holds every New Zealand record from 3000m to the marathon and finished 15th in the London 2012 Olympic Marathon in 2:26:59.- NZH

■ Netball

Mid Canterbury Paper Plus Junior Netball May 10 Heartland Court: 9.00am: New World Allenton A v Methven Shearmac A; H O’Rouke, C Meadows. 10.00am: Tinwald South A v Hampstead A; E Hurley, S Beveridge. 11.00am: New World Allenton B v St Josephs Gold; V Pluck, E Riodan Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd Court: 9.00am: Allenton Sting v Borough Red, Coaches; 10.00am: Borough Black v Longbeach C, Coaches; 11.00am: Tinwald School C v Netherby Nippers, Coaches Colourplus Court: 9.00am: Hampstead School C v St Josephs Silver, Coaches; 10.00am: Methven Future Ferns v St Josephs Pink, Coaches Subway Court: 10.00am Southern Mayfield Transport v Rakaia A, Coaches; 11.00am: Fairton v Hampstead School B, Coaches AMI Insurance Court: 9.00am Borough C v Tinwald School B; S Holden, G Adams. 10.00am: Longbeach B v Southern Mayfield Service Centre; Z Diedricks, J Mushonga. 11.00am: Netherby Diamonds v Methven Winslow; S Bell, G Pierce. Todds of Ashburton Court: 9.00am: Wakanui v Allenton Magic; O Wilson, J Donnelly. 10.00am: St Josephs Orange v Southern Hyde Bros; V Eaton, A Dunn. 11.00am: Methven Professionals v Allenton Hurricanes; L Hay, D Cooper. Stirling Sports Court: 9.00am: Tinwald School A v Netherby Magic; E Yeatman, M Schmack. 10.00am: Allenton Tactix v Borough Gold; L Walsh, K Patea. 11.00am: Borough Green v Hampstead School A; S Harmer, D Watson. Guardian Red Court: 9.00am: Longbeach A v St Josephs Red; T Booth, E McDowell. 10.00am: Hampstead B v Allenton Crusaders; S Anderson, N Waddell. 11.00am: Methven Trucking B v Allenton Mystics; S Hackness, N Johnson. Ashburton Guardian Blue Court: 9.00am: St Josephs Blue v Southern Hayden Mackenzie Contracting; H Gray, K Parkin. 10.00am: Borough A v Allenton C; D McArthur, M Muckle. 11.00am: Tinwald South B v Southern Taylor Groundspreading, H McDougal, G Naylor. Club Duty: Methven/Lynley Pluck; Canteen: Helen Harnett; Umpire: Lyn Hart/ Wendy Hopwood; Junior Committee: Claire Corbett

Heartland Mid Canterbury Senior Netball May 10 Heartland Court: 12.30pm: United KFC A v Ashburton College Finesse Fitness A, W Hopwood, J Lee; 2.30pm: College B v Celtic Vetent A, S Hopwood, D McNab; 3.30pm: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A v Methven Wareings A, C Corbett, C Tappin Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd Court: 12.30pm: Smith & Church Collegiate A v Wilson Bulk Transport Allenton A, A Chudleigh, D McNab; 1.30pm: Rakaia A v Methven Euro Agri B, E Scott, A Johnson; 3.30pm: Celtic C v Celtic B, V McArthur, W Hopwood Colourplus Court: 12.30pm: College U18 v College Y10B, D Johansen, A Markillie; 1.30pm: Methven Brown Pub White v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B, J Carrodus, D Philip; 3.30pm: College Y10A v College U17, K Graham, B Williams Subway Court: 1.30pm: College Y9A v Methven R&R Haulage U18A, S McCormick, E Rosevear; 2.30pm: Celtic E v Tinwald South Black, L Muckle, J Lee; 3.30pm: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold v Celtic D, J Baillie, C Wylie AMI Insurance Court: 1.30pm: Celtic U18 v United KFC B, S Bueta, S Rudolph; 2.30pm: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C v College U16A, L Opele, O Carter; 3.30pm: College Y9B v Methven South Pacific Seeds U18B, N Marsh, E Riordan Todds of Ashburton Court: 12.30pm: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17 v College U15A, Tori Watson, C Waddell; 1.30pm: Methven LH Farm Co U15A v College U16B, T Barry, K Rudolph; 2.30pm: Bedrock Bar & Stonegrill Allenton B v Southern Livestock Exchange Ltd, E McDowell, T Cousins Stirling Sports Court: 12.30pm: Allenton C v Methven The Lodge U15B, A Rollinson, G Wilson; 2.30pm: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U15 v College Blue, C McClintock, G Wills

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GreenEDGE on a roll The junior hockey players will be back on the turf in the domain on Saturday morning. photo tetsuro mitomo 050414-tm-006

Guardian Red Court: 1.30pm: Celtic F v Celtic U15, N Graham, K Johansen; 3.30pm: College U15B v Methven Blue Pub Black, M Milmine, Jade Phillips Ashburton Guardian Blue Court: 12.30pm: Mt Somers Social v Celtic Dragons, T Wylie, A Anderson; 1.30pm: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Hotties v Hakatere Marae, Z McCormick, S Lay; 2.30pm: Allenton Social v United KFC Colonels Chicks, T Wylie, J Wehipeihana Club Duty: Mt Somers/Olivia Willocks; Canteen: Irene Beach; Umpire: D McTigue; Management: Claire Corbett

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby May 7 Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy – Round 8 Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar v Mt Somers, Celtic 1, 7.15pm, K Pottinger; Collegiate Eclipse Services v Tinwald, Hampstead 1, 7.15pm, M Bell; Methven R and R Haulage v Southern Tinwald Tavern, Methven 7.15pm, M Gallaghar; Rakaia Murray Hood Baling v Allenton Grieve Construction, Rakaia 2, 7.15pm, K Opele; Bye: Hampstead May 10 Club Day – Celtic and Southern (Hinds) Division 1 – Luisetti combined competition – round 6 Section one: Oxford v Devon Tavern Hampstead, Ox Oval, 2.45pm, M Gameson, A Stokes. B Egerton; Kaiapoi v PWL Methven, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, J Archer, G Inch, P Bigwood; Prebbleton v REL Rakaia, Preb Oval, 2.45pm, K Pottinger, R Goodman, A Brosnahan; Ashley v Southbridge, Lob Lwr 1, 2.45pm, G Cate, L Inch, D Clark; Bye: Darfield Section Two: Burn/Duns/Irw v Saracens, Burn 1, 2.45pm, G Peddie, A McMillan, G White; Claas Harvest Centre Southern v Glenmark, Hinds 1, 2.45pm, S Laird, A McGirr, G Shaw; Ohoka v West Melton, Mand 1, 2.45pm, A Hotop, K Fitzgerald, C Rowe; Darryl Phillips Motors Celtic v Waihora, Celt 1, 3pm, J Lamers, K Opele, M Bell; Bye: Lincoln Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy – Round 9 Allenton Grieve Construction v Collegiate Eclipse Services, Allen 1, 2.30pm, G Clement; Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar v Rakaia Murray Hood Baling, Celtic 2, 1.15pm, M Bell; Mt Somers v Tinwald, Mt Som 1, 2.30pm, D McGibbon; Southern Tinwald Tavern v Hampstead, Hinds 1, 1pm, A McGirr; Bye: Methven R and R Haulage Ellemere Div 2 Southbridge v Kirwee, Southbridge, 1pm, M Gallaghar Press Cup - Bye: Ashburton College Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury - Colts Rolleston v Springston, TBA; Prebbleton v Kirwee, TBA; Banks Peninsula v West Melton, TBA; Celtic Euro Agri v Waihora, Celt 1, 1.30pm, K Opele; Lincoln v Darfield, TBA Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury - Under 18 Hurunui v Meth/Allen/Rak, Culv 2, 2pm, S Clark; Kaiapoi v Waihora, Kai 2, 2.30pm, D Chinnery; Oxford/Woodend v Rangiora HS, Oxf 2, 1.15pm, G Dunseath; Tinwald/ Celtic v Malvern Combined, Celt 2, 2.45pm, P Everest; Bye: Springston/Southbridge

Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury - Under 16 Prebbleton v Ashley, Preb 2, 1.30pm, A Brosnahan; Kaiapoi v Lincoln, Kai 1, 12.30pm, TBA; Woodend/Ohoka v Malvern Combined, Wood 1, 1pm, TBA; Waihora v West Melton, Tai Tapu 2, 1pm, M Quinlivan; Oxford v Harlequins, Ox 4, 1pm, TBA; Celtic Harnett Contracting v Rolleston, Celt 1, 12.15pm, G Shaw Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Celtic Fowler Homes v Hampstead MC Mechanical, Celt 2, 12.05pm, D Gray; Southern BR Jones v Allenton, Hinds 2, 12.50pm, D Manuera; Bye: Methven Seed Cleaning Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield) Celtic Lysaght Glass v Tinwald H&L Jones Excavation, Celt 1, 11am, P Hill; Southern Hinds Cartage v Hampstead Unique Solutions, Hinds 2, 11.45am, G Brown; Bye: Methven Snowfed Builders Under 11.5 (John Smitheram Centurion Shield) Celtic Ashburton Online v Methven Allenton Physio, Celt 2, 11am, D Gray; Allenton v Methven Mt Hutt Station, Allen 1, 1.15pm, P Hunt; Southern HCT v Rakaia Synlait Farms, Hinds 2, 1.55pm, G Brown; Tinwald Barry Whittaker Contracting v Hampstead Dave Jackson Painting, Tin 1, 1pm, Club Ass Under 10 – Associate Referee Required Allenton v Rakaia Synlait Farms, Allen 2, 1.15pm; Celtic Blacklows G v Celtic Blacklows W, Celt 3, 2pm; Southern/Tinwald Riverlea Contracting v Collegiate Cranfield Glass, Hinds 3, 12pm; Southern Hydes Bros Spraying v Methven Mt Hutt Station, Hinds 3, 1pm; Bye: Hampstead Lifestyle Motorhomes Under 9 – Associate Referee Required Allenton M v Methven W, Allen 3, 1.15pm; Celtic McCrea Painters & Decorators v Collegiate Ashburton Painters & Decorators, Celt 3, 1pm; Southern Cow Care Hooftrimming v Southern All Farm Engineering, Hinds 3, 2pm; Tinwald Moore Mechanical v Methven B, Tin 3, 1pm; Bye: Allenton G Under 8 – Associate Referee Required Allenton v Methven MC Freight, Allen 6, 1pm; Celtic The Finishing Company v Collegiate Countdown, Celt 3, 12pm; Southern Agspread v Rakaia Synlait Farms, Hinds 4, 12pm; Tinwald Skip 2 It v Methven Laundry, Tin 4, 1pm; Bye: Hampstead Subway Under 7 – Associate Referee Required Celtic Summerfield Builders G v Allenton, Celt 4, 1.45pm; Celtic Summerfield Builders W v Methven MC Freight, Celt 4, 1pm; Southern Hayden McKenzie Contracting v Rakaia Synlait Farms B, Hinds 4, 1pm; Southern Coleman Ag v Rakaia Synlait Farms W, Hinds 4, 1.45pm; Tinwald Ian Howden spraying v Collegiate Regent Cinema, Tin 3, 12.15pm; Bye: Hampstead Metalcorp Under 6 – Associate Referee Required Allenton G v Rakaia Synlait Farms B, Allen 7, 12.30pm; Allenton M v Rakaia Synlait Farms W, Allen 7, 1.15pm; Celtic Anderson Joinery G v Methven B, Celt 4, 12.15pm; Celtic Anderson Joinery W v Methven W, Celt 4, 11.30am; Southern Progressive Livestock v Hampstead Netherby 4 Square, Hinds 4, 2.30pm; Tinwald Canvas v Collegiate McDonalds, Tin 4, 12.15pm

Fresh from six victories in just eight days, Australian cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE are plotting to claim the Giro d’Italia’s famed pink leader’s jersey on day one. They’ve targeted Friday’s opening stage team time trial in Belfast and yesterday named a team stacked with noted time trialers to do the job. The team go into the year’s first three-week grand tour high on confidence after rookie Adam Yates’ overall victory in the Tour of Turkey on Sunday capped off a stunning period of sustained success by fellow OricaGreenEDGE riders, with their 2014 tally up to 17 victories. - AAP

McGuire loses a friend Dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes says Eddie McGuire’s racial gaffe last year ended their friendship. The AFL superstar told a business breakfast in Sydney yesterday: “Friends don’t make jokes about their friends like that. From a friendship point of view, unfortunately I have lost one there,” Goodes said. McGuire sparked controversy last May when he suggested on radio that Goodes should be flown down to Melbourne to promote the King Kong musical. - AAP

Lewis’ first win of year Stacy Lewis has made her first LPGA victory of 2014 a blowout, firing a seven-under par 64 for a six-shot triumph in the North Texas Shootout. Lewis notched her ninth LPGA tour title yesterday but her first since the Women’s British Open in August. Her 16-under par 268 gave her an emphatic victory over South Korean Meena Lee, who had shared the overnight lead. Lee carded a one-under par 70 for sole possession of second place on 274. American Michelle Wie was third after a 67 for 275. - AFP

O’Sullivan edges ahead Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan leads Mark Selby 10-7 at the end of the first day of the World Championship final. The Rocket is bidding to win his third successive world title and sixth in all at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in northern England, having never lost in snooker’s showpiece. By contrast, Selby is seeking to be crowned champion of the world for the first time, having lost in the climax of the 2007 edition to Scotland’s John Higgins. Yet there was little to choose between the two players in yesterday’s opening exchanges in the best of 35-frame final. - AFP

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Wednesday 9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road.

12.00noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre in Community House, at the rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

11.00am MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie “The Other Women”, Regent Cinema. Wills Street.

Croquet club, The Domain, Philip Street.

11.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road. 1.15pm TINWALD “500” CARDS. Come and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome. Waireka

1.30pm ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Monthly meeting. Members choice of herb. 1/51 Peter Street. 1.30pm M.S.A. GARDEN SECTION. Monthly meeting. Pauline O’Leary to speak on roses. M.S.A. meeting room. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road.

1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

7.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Instructor Annette 3077138a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street.

Puzzles Tuesday, May 6, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. My son’s uncle may warn her, to Lib confusion (7-2-3) 8. Living on the shore and making it rot all round (8) 9. Not a companionable number of string players? (4) 11. It is hard by the cathedral precinct (5) 12. Descriptive term for pi, in the teeth of it (7) 13. First of rice in Chinese cooking-pan to ferment (4) 15. One’s pedigree may be put in the boot (4) 19. A testimony to the butter I use for it (7) 20. He’s a brother to a parent (5) 22. It may hold a skirt wide for the croquet arch (4) 23. How strange it may be to be pre-eminent (8) DOWN 24. Where one can relax at 2. Proportion of air to the mixture last – in the grave! (7-5) (5) 3. It does a little digging to make top of trench lower (6) 4. Glossy surface man turns up in fish (6) 5. Dog that used to be a glutton (7) 6. Fruit of heath plant it’s worth Beryl re-planting (12) 7. He’s looking for the time to down tools (5-7) 10. That is to say to such a humorous person (3)









CRYPTIC Across 1. Carpet 8. Curia 9. Rostrum 11. Rounders 12. Berth 15. Solo 16. Fix 17. Lull 19. Shape 21. Decanter 24. Dabbled 25. Fever 26. Kitten Down 2. Above 3. Potation 4. Tour 5. Scone 6. True 7. Bass 10. Mortified 12. Bash 13. Alphabet 14. Flue 18. Snort 20. Piece 21. Duff 22. Cove 23. Rank






QUICK Across 1. Tacticians 7. Marry 8. Looting 10. Sedative 11. Sham 13. Arable 15. Burrow 17. Imps 18. Seafarer 21. Shifted 22. Argue 23. Mechanised Down 1. Tired 2. Crystals 3. In love 4. Idol 5. Neither 6. Emissaries 9. Game warden 12. Ruffians 14. Apprise 16. Deaden 19. Rigid 20. Etch

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QUICK ACROSS 1. Fishing catch (4) 3. Hiding place (4-4) 9. To sum up (2,1,4) 10. Divisions (5) 11. Expressions of woe (12) 13. Grubby (6) 15. Concurs (6) 17. Pyjamas (12) 20. Succulent plants (5) 21. Deprive of courage (7) 22. Verbal or physical clash (8) 23. Become liquid (4)

DOWN 1. Bald (8) 2. Take weapons from (5) 4. Painful experience (6) 5. Decisive moment (7,5) 6. Crime (7) 7. Compass direction (4) 8. Working a second job (12) 12. In my opinion (2,1,3,2) 14. Powered carriage (7) 16. Literal (6) 18. Multitude (5) 19. Winning shots in tennis (4)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) More than ready to leave the tough days of April behind you, this is a chance to embrace the spirit of fun and romance. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) The ability to look to the past and the future with confidence gives you a better sense of where you’ve been and where you’re going. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Venus returns to a social and serendipitous part of your chart where she’s working overtime to bring the fun and spontaneity back into life. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) In almost every area of your life where you faced challenges last month these are already turning into opportunities or you can sense the potential. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) There are some real professional advantages to be seized which you can’t afford to miss, making time management essential, aware you can have it all. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) You’re able to start turning financial challenges into opportunities, with conditions improving dramatically on both the financial and income fronts. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) This is a great opportunity where you’re able to work with Venus, planet of love to take your relationships to the next level. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) This is a reminder of the big opportunities ahead and the importance of raising the bar and keeping your expectations high. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) At the same time that the Sun and Mercury need you to keep your work hat on, Venus is working to do the very reverse, working to keep it off. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) In almost every instance, where there were challenges and pressure last month new opportunities are starting to emerge. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) The Moon’s only visit to your relationship sector begins while Venus is in your communication sector, start the way you intend to go on. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) The Moon’s return to your work sector today gives you a chance to get your bearings and get a better sense of where the money is.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS BANKS, Gwenda Mabel (Gwen) – On May 3, 2014 peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. In her 86th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ray. Much loved mum of Graeme and Christine, Brian and Jeanette, Jeff, Pauline and John Harper, Don, and Lee-Anne and Greg Adlam. Adored and much respected Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. “Will be sadly missed by all.” Messages to the Banks family PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A memorial service for Gwen will be held at Baring Square Methodist Church Hall, Ashburton on TUESDAY, May 13, commencing at 2.00pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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30 to 59 fog

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains

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Cloudy. Northerlies dying away.

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NZ Today

FZL: Lowering to 2200m


FZL: Lowering to 1800m


Cloudy, rain near the divide easing, snow lowering to 1600 metres. Wind at 1000m: NW dying out. Wind at 2000m: NW gale 70 km/h, easing to 30 km/h.

Showers clearing. Southwesterlies.


Periods of rain with southerlies.


Periods of rain with snow lowering to 1100m. Southeasterlies.

Mainly fine. Southwesterlies.


World Weather

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Becoming fine. Winds tending southwest. Geneva Hobart Hong Kong Honolulu Islamabad Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Madrid Melbourne Moscow Nadi New Delhi

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9:22 3:25 9:43 4:00 10:14 4:16 10:34 4:50 11:03 5:05 11:23 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:30 am Set 5:28 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 12:53 pm Set 11:23 pm

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Bad fishing

Rise 7:33 am Set 5:25 pm

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Set 12:20 am Rise 1:54 pm

Rise 1:25 pm

Full moon

15 May 7:17 am

Last quarter

22 May 1:01 am

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5.76 nc

Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday 140.8 Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday

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Waitaki Kurow at 1:00 pm, yesterday Source: Environment Canterbury

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Rain about the divide easing to showers, mainly fine further east with variable high cloud. Scattered rain developing in the east in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW severe gale 90 km/h, easing. Wind at 2000m: Severe NW gale 100 km/h, easing a little. THURSDAY

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Canterbury High Country

Fine with variable high cloud. Northwesterlies, severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places in the north, easing early morning.

Daily Events


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A large complex trough of low pressure from the Tasman Sea is expected to extend across the South Island tomorrow, while an associated front embedded in a northwest flow moves onto the North Island in the evening. The trough should move northeast over the country during Thursday and Friday, followed by a southwest flow.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers


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NZ Situation

Wind km/h

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 18.8 20.3 Max to 4pm 13.1 Minimum 9.8 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm May to date 0.4 Avg May to date 10 2014 to date 380.8 230 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 37 At 4pm Strongest gust N 70 Time of gust 3:04pm

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Selling Houses Australia Greg and Marge have been trying to sell their four-bedroom house for 17 months, to no avail. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR David reacts to Priya’s news; Jai is relieved; a humiliated Georgia storms out. 0 1pm Coronation Street 3 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0


6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:55 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 7am Grizzly Tales 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Beyblades Metal Masters 3 0 8:15 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm According To Jim 3 0 3:29 Horace In Slow Motion 3 3:30 Robot And Monster 3 0 4pm Mako Mermaids 3 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 Women in Blue PGR 7:30 My Kitchen Rules PGR 0 Constable Jacqui Rodger 8:45 F Step Dave attends an incident where Dave is trying to forget Cara a knife was used; Constable by having lots of casual sex Anne Napara investigates a before he goes overseas; car crash; Constable Bridget when Cara and Dave bump Suckling takes her role in rape into each other at Dylan and prevention seriously. 0 Alec’s wedding, it is awkward. 8pm Water Patrol PGR 0 0 8:30 Britain’s Got Talent 0 9:45 Revenge 0 9:45 Hoarding – Buried Alive 0 10:45 Scandal AO 0 10:45 One News Tonight 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Nanny 3 0 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO A woman reacts to accusations of holding a party involving underage drinking. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Oz and his colleague Dr Michael Roizen discuss their recommendations for omega-7s, meat consumption, and cancerfighting foods. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5pm The Block – Sky High The twins have not organised their trades well enough, and are behind as a result. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 N Grand Designs Australia PGR After eight years of planning, Glenn and Kate are making a start on their sustainable ‘sand dune’ house near Inverloch on Victoria’s Gippsland coastline. 0 8:30 NCIS AO 0 9:30 NCIS – LA AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11:15 Major Crimes AO 0 12:10 Coppers AO 3 0 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11pm The Good Wife AO Alicia and Diane must rethink their strategy when an opposing lawyer keeps changing tactics. 11:55 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Heaven’s Kitchen Cookbook Recipes using organic produce. 7am A Great Welsh Adventure With Griff Rhys Jones 8am Million Dollar Contractor A behind-the-scenes look at some of Manhattan’s luxury homes. 8:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 9am Lonely Planet – Year Of Adventures 10am House Wreck Rescue 11am Baggage Battles 11:30 Back Of House Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 A Great Welsh Adventure With Griff Rhys Jones 1:30 You Deserve This House 2:20 Race To Dakar PGR Motorbike fanatic, English TV adventurer, travel writer and actor Charley Boorman participates in the Dakar Rally. 3:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 4pm The London Market 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Million Dollar Contractor 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters 7:30 My Dream Home 8:30 My Dream Derelict Home With Simon O’Brien. 9:30 Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 10:30 Barter Kings 11:30 You Deserve This House


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am My Dream Home 3am Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 4am Barter Kings 4:30 Auction Hunters PG 5am Million Dollar Contractor

11:40 Body Of Proof AO 0 12:35 Embarrassing Bodies AO 3 0 1:35 Infomercials 2:40 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:25 Make It Or Break It PGR 3 4:10 The War At Home 3 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:25 Chuggington 8:35 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 8:45 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 3 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Wonder Pets 3 9:50 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0

PRIME 6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 1:55 Alone In The Wild PGR 3 2:55 One Man And His Campervan 3 3:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Hugh’s Three Good Things 3 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his guest chefs aim to highlight tomatoes.

11:20 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:15 Home Shopping 1:15 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 1:45 Home Shopping

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Rolie Polie Olie 3 2 4pm Miharo 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o te Motu 3 6:30 Ako 3 2

THE BOX 6am SVU MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Monk PGV 8:55 Criminal Intent MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 Ice Road Truckers PGS 12:15 CSI – New York MV 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 Criminal Intent MV 2:20 SVU MV 3:10 Monk PGV 4pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Criminal Intent MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Falling Skies MV 9:30 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:25 Monk PGV 1:15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:40 SVU MV 2:30 Law And Order MV 3:20 Falling Skies MV 4:10 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG


7pm The Simpsons 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild When Milhouse’s parents get 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 a divorce, Homer becomes 8:30 M Unleashed convinced his own marriage AO 2005 Action. is in danger. 0 A man raised by a crime boss 7:30 Family Guy PGR to become a killing machine 8pm The Cleveland Show PGR tries to start a new life when 8:30 M American Pie 2 AO 3 a blind piano tuner takes 2001 Comedy. After their first him in. year at college, the friends Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, reunite for the summer. Jason Bob Hoskins. Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth. 0 10:50 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 10:40 90210 PGR 11:35 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials

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Ashburton College’s Ali Prescott takes on the St Andrew’s defence in the opening round of the Crusaders Secondary Schools rugby competition at the Allenton Rugby Club on Saturday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 030514-TM-149

1st XV comes up short BY JONATHAN LEASK


Ashburton College have stumbled out of the blocks with an 18-24 loss to St Andrew’s in the opening round of the Crusaders Secondary Schools rugby competition on Saturday. Fullback Kieran Hunt scored all 18 points for the hosts, but they came up short to a more accurate St Andrew’s side that scored four tries. “Looking back it was probably

a game we should have won, but we didn’t execute when we had the opportunities,” coach Ian Patterson said. “We lacked some structure at times, and as the game went on a lack of fitness started to show.” Hunt kicked two early penalties and scored two tries, converting one, but STAC had put four tries and two conversions on the board. With eight minutes to play St

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Andrew’s, featuring Mid Canterbury expats Luke Gilbert and Jack Griffiths, led by six but turned down a penalty shot from right in front to go for a try. They came up short and College went on the attack, only to come up short themselves. “We managed to get down there but by that stage we were running on empty and we couldn’t quite get our composure to put them away.

“We were still right in the game which is the real disappointing thing.” They have plenty to work on and the time to do it with the bye in round two before taking on Christchurch Boys next Wednesday in a midweek match. Christchurch Boys had the bye in the opening round where the competition’s defending champions Marlborough started their title defence with a 25-

20 win over Christ’s College at home. Burnside beat Roncalli 21-15 and former College coach Shane Enright made a winning start with his new team as Timaru Boys’ beat Lincoln 24-10. There were three other away team wins with St Bede’s College too strong for Shirley Boys 35-0, Nelson College recorded a 24-9 win over Rangiora while Waimea won 26-18 against St Thomas.

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