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‘Who’s going to win the World Cup?’ Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, wooed thousands of Cantabrians yesterday.


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British comedian Ricky Gervais has issued a stark warning on the perils of being a celebrity in the age of Instagram. Gervais told the Sunday Mirror how an over-eager fan ambushed him in a public toilet while at a boxing match in the USA. He said: “I went to see a title fight with Joe Calzaghe in New York, I went to the loo and this guy is like, ‘Hey man, can I have a picture?’ Arm straight round me, doing a selfie while I’m in the middle of doing a wee. “I didn’t even have a chance to say ‘Can we leave it a minute, mate?’ There’s lots of testosterone at those things, you don’t want to say no. “All I could think was, ‘How wide-angled was that lens? What did he get in?’.” More recently, Gervais has joined forces with US comedy stalwart Tina Fey in the newly released film, Muppets Most Wanted, in which he plays Dominic Badguy, a henchman for an evil Russian frog.



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Monroe earrings earn $210k



‘I am a bully’ An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner yesterday with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life. Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him in South Euclid, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. The sentence stemmed from a neighborhood dispute in which a woman said Aviv had bullied her and her disabled children for years. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered him to display the sign for five hours yesterday as part of his sentence. The judge selected the wording for it: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $US185,000 (more than $NZ210,123.07). Julien’s Auctions said in a statement yesterday that the actress wore the jewellery when she attended the opening of The Rose Tattoo. Monroe did not appear in the film based on a Tennessee Williams play. The price included a 20 per cent commission for the auction house. The buyer was a foreign collector. Julien’s does not release the names of buyers.

Williams liked Qantas pyjamas Robbie Williams liked his Qantas pyjamas so much that he got off in them – off the plane that is, according to Keith Urban. Urban, a regular flyer, was answering fan questions during an appearance on Nine’s Today programme yesterday when he got talking about the pyjamas the airline offers its first class customers. “I was on the plane one time with Robbie Williams ... this was a few years back ... I think Robbie was so taken by the jammies he got off in them,” Urban told the Nine Network. “He got off the plane, yes,” Urban quickly clarified. “Well he probably did both, you know,” Urban added, earning a swift rebuke from host Lisa Wilkinson.


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Keg party gets thumbs up The future of Dunedin’s Hyde St keg party appears secure after this year’s event was hailed a resounding success. Otago University Students’ Association marketing and communications co-ordinator Alasdair Johnston said between 3000 and 3500 had attended the event, which resulted in fewer arrests and paramedic treatments than last year’s party. “We are really happy with it ... and it was awesome to see everyone having a great time,” he said. Dunedin Clutha Waitaki relieving area commander Inspector Jason Guthrie said the crowd was good-natured and the party mostly troublefree. Ten people were arrested for minor behavioural offending during the day. “The atmosphere ... has been generally good with only a minority of people creating issues for themselves and others,” Mr Guthrie said. He praised the planning by stakeholders, and in particular OUSA, which had taken the event “to another level”, he said.

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Ashburton ready for rental boom BY SUE NEWMAN


Ashburton is poised to cash in on the anticipated boom in rental accommodation demand from migrant workers moving into the region for the Christchurch rebuild. Last year Grow Mid Canterbury pulled together a package aimed at the rebuild market, offering accommodation, trans-

portation and meal options for workers that would soak up surplus accommodation in the Ashburton District. And while there has been zero uptake since the package was released, the organisation’s chief executive Rob Brawley, believes this is about to change. “Up until now the rebuild has been slower than anticipated, what’s now changed is that it is



When the rally season starts, Thames Proudman and Peter Ridge don’t get home very often. The Methven pair are traction engine enthusiasts and when you travel the highways and by-ways between rallies and you travel at just 10 kilometres an hour, it’s a long way between showers. Yesterday the soot-smeared pair stopped off in Ashburton for a breather. They’d had a good day on the road, leaving Burnham early morning and hoping to make Hinds by nightfall. Their bed for the night is in an old style whare, towed behind the traction engine. They’re driving a 1906 McLaren, six horsepower, single cylinder, three speed engine. It’s big, it’s slow, it’s noisy and it signals its passage by plumes of black, gritty smoke. Getting anywhere’s a slow business. They stop hourly to oil the engine and they stop regularly to fuel its engine with coal and its boiler with water. The past few weeks have been busy. They took part in Ellesmere’s 150th celebrations, moved on to a steam festival and McLean’s Island and this weekend will camp at Winchester for a 50th anniversary steam and traction engine rally.

getting close,” he said. Alarm bells are now ringing in Christchurch as the growing numbers of rebuild workers puts an already tight rental market under increasing pressure, and Mr Brawley anticipates Ashburton will soon become part of the wider accommodation network. “It will be good for Christchurch because we provide op-

tions they don’t have. We have the space, but we’d never look at taking all of our beds and stifling tourism. It’s about using surplus capacity.” Ashburton would always be the third accommodation choice behind Christchurch and Rolleston because of the one-hour commute, but that was made more attractive because of the transportation and food options

that were part of the package, he said. In the accommodation package, Grow Mid Canterbury indicated it could accommodate about 500 workers in the Ashburton District with deals ranging from self-catering and own transport at $85 per day through to accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and transport at $150 per day.

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Traction engine enthusiasts Methven’s Thames Proudman and Peter Ridge heading through Ashburton yesterday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 140414-TM-104

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Duke accepts book from local By Myles HuMe

The last thing Mayfield’s Annabel McCormick expected when she rocked up to Latimer Square in Christchurch yesterday was a face-to-face encounter with royalty. But the 23-year-old now admits it could be a few days before she washes her right hand after she and three friends personally met the Duke of Cambridge when he and wife Kate arrived at the quake-hit city to thousands of Cantabrians. Miss McCormick said she and her friends arrived at the square about 9.45am on a day off, expecting there to be many like-minded fans waiting for a glimpse of the royal couple. “But there was hardly anyone there so we were pretty much in the second row. I suppose we waited for an hour and a half before they arrived,” the Christchurch relief teacher said. “Kate was on the other side and Will walked down our side. He was getting hurried along by security because they were running half an hour late but then he stopped right in front of us, and earlier on my friend jokingly said she would give a book to him and say it was for George.” Never one to miss the opportunity, Annabel’s friend held the children’s book – Flick the Little Fire Engine - out to Will and told him it was for his baby son. “He took it and said ‘you’re

so sweet’, and he shook all our hands, so it was pretty awesome,” she said. Miss McCormick said he seemed genuine and looked them all in the eye when shaking their hands.

She later wrote on Facebook: “In awe . . and not washing my hand. So beautiful. So royal.” It was an experience she said she would never forget and hoped George would enjoy the present.

The Duke and Duchess pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquakes.

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Royals pay tribute to quake-hit Chch Time spent with families of CTV earthquake victims, a visit to Christchurch’s Botanical Gardens and a game of cricket with young enthusiasts were some of the highlights of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s final day of official activities on this royal tour. More than 100 relatives of quake victims met the royal pair yesterday at the site of the former CTV building, on the corner of Madras and Cashel Streets, as the crowd’s mood turned from one of rock-star enthusiasm to remembrance. Relatives had attached bouquets to a wire fence bordering the site, and many were holding framed photos of their loved ones. The Duke and Duchess spoke at length to the families. The conversations were cordial, with smiles, rather than tears, marking the occasion. Ian Foldesi, 64, was killed by falling rocks on the Port Hills. Mr Foldesi’s family brought his labrador dog Tetley, who found his body, to the site. The dog, which had a Union Jack scarf tied around its neck, had been lying on the grass but leapt up for his royal guests. The Duke and Duchess were scheduled to meet just four families but the couple chose to cross the grass to meet many more people, including CTV receptionist Mary-Anne Jackson who fled the building just before it collapsed. Police lined the street and were visible on nearby rooftops, and crowds also gathered down the roads leading to Latimer Square. Following their meeting with CTV families, the royal couple split up at Latimer Square to meet the crowd, which was eight-deep in places. Kate was inundated with gifts for baby George, including toys and a sheep pillow. Around 200 people lined the Botanical Gardens’ route, hoping to catch a glimpse of William and Kate as they opened the gardens’ new $16.4 million visitor centre. Then it was time for a spot of cricket in Latimer Square, and former New Zealand stars Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley spoke to the couple before the royals took up a bat and ball. Prince William bowled to his wife who adopted a classic batting stance as the ball flew far to the left, drawing a cry from the crowd. - APNZ

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Norovirus triggers hospital restrictions By Toni Williams

Norovirus at Ashburton Hospital has prompted the isolation of infected patients and the restriction of visitors. Norovirus is a common and highly contagious stomach illness. Canterbury District Health Board spokesperson Amy Milne confirmed five patients at Ashburton Hospital had norovirus in the past three weeks but procedures were followed and the

potential for spread limited. “We isolate and restrict visiting hours where and when required.” There are currently no patients in isolation or under restricted visits. Norovirus symptoms usually occur around 24 hours after exposure to an infected person, food or environment, and can last for several days. “A person can also be infectious for up to two weeks from the time illness starts, so like a lot of gastro bugs, it is highly

contagious,” Ms Milne said. “It’s spread by breathing in droplets from an infected person – so you can pick it up from touching surfaces that an infected person has been in contact with or even from coming into contact with minute vomit droplets in the air after an infected person has vomited.” Outbreaks often happened in institutional settings like schools and hospitals so the isolation of those infected to prevent spread was vital. “Sick people need to stay away

from work, school, preschool until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours. “Preventing its spread relies on people washing their hands thoroughly after toileting or using a hand sanitiser.” People with the viral infection are advised to drink plenty of fluid, use anti-diarrhoea medications to prevent dehydration and take paracetamol for fever. While most people recovered quickly, it was important to keep a close eye on infants and older people who could become seri-

ously ill if they got dehydrated, she said. “If symptoms get worse it’s important to contact your doctor.” The hospital outbreak of norovirus comes just weeks after half the residents of Rosebank rest home were hit by a gastroenteritis bug that saw management lock down the facility to get the highly infectious disease under control. At the rest home those affected had mostly vomiting, with some cases of diarrhoea.


Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, tiredness and mild fever. They usually develop within two days of exposure to the virus.


The self titled St David’s Union Church nutters were walnut harvesting yesterday for their annual fundraising project.

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Nutters gather bounty By Toni Williams

The parishioners of St David’s Union Church have started their annual walnut harvesting with a bunch of self-titled nutters out collecting yesterday. The walnut harvest was a church fundraising project made possible by access to walnut trees given to parishioners by a landowner. It was the fourth year they had collected walnuts. Collecting with 10 others yesterday, Neil Sinclair said the hourly rate of the fundraiser was not ideal but it was a great fellowship amongst the collectors. They collected twice a week. “It’s been a wonderful project.” “The return on the labour is not great but it’s about the people involvement.” Mr Sinclair said the crop was about three weeks earlier than normal. In the past the walnut quality had been ideal, but given the wetness of the nuts and limited drying conditions Mr Sinclair was unsure what the quality would

be like this year once they dried. “This year’s a very large crop. The quality is as good as anybody’s ever seen but it depends when they get opened up.” By using walnut rollers for collecting, the job had been made a lot easier than the first few years. They used to get down on hands and knees to collect. Now it was just like vacuuming the lawn as rollers effortlessly picked up the walnuts without any bending. The shelled walnuts sell for $5 for 150g, or for $25 for one kg. It was hoped they would be available for sale within a month. Mr Sinclair said they had customers in Timaru, Christchurch, Ashburton and Wellington who bought the walnuts. Once the walnuts were collected they were delivered to around 120 drying trays scattered among the parishioners’ homes. And on days the walnuts were shelled, the nutters then became the crackers.

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Cost of relief teachers hits schools By Myles HuMe

Some schools may be beginning to feel the pinch of increased costs to call in relief teachers, the district’s principals’ spokesperson says. The cost rise has led to some local schools “pushing the boundaries” on employment agreements, while others have had to review their policies and procedures when teachers want to take a day off without pay. In 2012, Education Minister

Hekia Parata resolved “a longstanding administrative error” and had to double the amount of staffing entitlement used when schools brought in a relief teacher. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Chris Murphy said that now meant every day a teacher took off, it cost a school two days of staffing. He said although operations grants were increased with the change, some schools may have struggled to adjust, potentially

leaving some with a hefty bill as they recently reviewed their staff usage. “At end of pay period 26 in mid-March, your staffing is zeroed, so if you have an overuse, say you owe $20,000, you basically get the bill and you have to pay that by July. “Schools can budget for an overuse, but for some schools, if they haven’t managed their relievers well, the bill may come as a surprise to some boards.” Last year principals said the

change meant some schools were struggling to free up funds to allow teachers to go on professional development courses or bring in specialised support for pupils. Another principal labelled it “a hidden juggernaut” in education. “We have talked about it at the Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association, and there’s some schools that are taking an avantgarde approach and being creative, and others who are looking carefully at their policies and

procedures for what they allow leave without pay for,” Mr Murphy said. Longbeach School principal Neil Simons said he was aware of Mid Canterbury schools that had an overrun because the operations grants increase was disproportionate. He said it had made it harder to send teacher on professional development courses, and extra staffing the school had in the past to run classes for more capable pupils was no longer there.

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Final irrigator repairs bring bill to $15m By Myles HuMe

Irrigation New Zealand estimates the spring storms inflicted up to $15 million in damage as some of the last affected farmers came back on tap this week. Six months since unprecedented September and October windstorms damaged more than 800 irrigation systems across Canterbury, most work has been completed with Rainer Irrigation fixing its final corner arms this week. Irrigation New Zealand chief executive Andrew Curtis said rural insurer FMG, which has 40 per cent of the market share, had paid out about $7m claims alone. He estimated the cost to repair twisted, buckled and flattened irrigators to have reached $15m. That did not include the cost to arable farmers whose crops were severely affected as they struggled to water them in the peak of the irrigation season. Several Mid Canterbury dairy farmers kept their herds milking with supplementary feed. “It was as bad as we expected, but it could have been a lot worse. The overall co-ordination to get it done for an event of this size was good but it was always going to have a major impact,” Mr Curtis said.

He said about 15 foreign irrigation specialists were rushed through the immigration process to help with the response, while irrigation companies beefed up their staffing stocks to do repairs and continue with regular clientele. He said there were lessons learned from the disaster and plans between FMG and Irrigation New Zealand were in place to provide better advice to farmers to avoid future devastation. Rainer Irrigation manager Gavin Briggs said the company alone had repaired more than 200 rotor rainers, 200 centre pivots spans and 20 corner arms. That was while workers carried out 250 new span builds. “It woke a lot of customers up, they are now looking at trees (shelter belts) and the bigger operators have got to get enough staff on board to have the machines moved into place when the weather event comes through.” Other solutions include concrete slippers for centre pivot wheels, tying irrigation system to pegs or concrete blocks in the ground or filling large tanks to keep them weighed down, he said. FMG In total received 259 claims at a cost of around $7m. About 90 per cent of the claims have been settled.

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In brief Batteries stolen Police received three reports of batteries being stolen overnight Saturday in Rakaia. The first reported incident was on Robinson Street when a battery was taken from the back of a ute before one was stolen from a shed and another from a car. Police would like to hear from anyone with information into these incidents on 307-8400.

Minor crash The drivers involved in a crash on the Methven Highway on Saturday were lucky to escape without injury. Police said a following driver misread the situation when they went to overtake a car that was turning right. They collided and both cars received minor damage.

Drink driving A Mid Canterbury man was found to be drink driving about 12.15am Saturday when he recorded an excess breath alcohol level of 631mcg/l on Alford Forest Road. He will appear in Ashburton District Court in two weeks.

Youth arrested A youth was arrested in the Rakaia Gorge area on Friday about 5.30pm after stealing a car which he drove from Christchurch. He will appear in court in due course. Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan and staff member Michelle Hosking look over the new college website. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 140414-tM-005

Parent portal provides new path By Myles HuMe

Mid Canterbury parents will soon have access to their child’s latest assessment results and attendance records online. Ashburton and Mount Hutt colleges both have plans to implement secure online portals where parents and pupils can view timetables, attendance rates, and NCEA achievement progress, among others. Ashburton College hopes to be the third New Zealand secondary school to be hooked up

to the web-based MUSAC Edge school management system to run off its new website which was launched to the school community earlier this term. Although he did not want to put a timeframe on it, principal Grant McMillan said the college was ever improving its lines of communication with parents and pupils through reports, social media and emailing. He hoped the portal would add another way for the college to interact with families. He said attendance records

would likely be available in real time, while NCEA assessment results would become available monthly. Mount Hutt College wrote in its latest newsletter the system would soon be available for parents and pupils, to be accessed through a secure portal by a login and username. The system is set to become a feature on the new Ashburton College website that was launched this term after many months in the making and has cost about $10,000 to produce. Mr McMillan said the new-

look model brought several aspects of the college together including the college prospectus, news/events and information for inquiring international students. “It’s a really good chassis to branch things off, the challenge now is to keep it updated,” he said. The fresh website is clear and simple to use, featuring all aspects of college life, along with school expectations, leaders, board of trustees and staff. Any part of the website accessible by two clicks.


Camera to seek out town’s toilet vandals By susan sandys

Methven Community Board members are getting tough with vandals wrecking the town’s public toilets. At their six-weekly board meeting yesterday, they discussed installing a security camera outside the toilets, located in the Methven Railway Reserve. Ashburton District Council contracts engineer Hernando Marilla said the damage had not been reported to the police, and board chairperson Liz McMillan said it perhaps needed to be. “It seems to be teenagers. The toilets are being vandalised and it’s not on,” Ms McMillan said.

Mr Marilla informed them of the most recent incident, in which twigs and stones were stuffed down the ladies’ toilet last month. After the meeting he said the security camera would be installed by the end of this month. The toilets had been vandalised about twice per month since December. Vandals had clogged the toilets with toilet paper, broken the sun roof, destroyed toilet paper fixtures and painted graffiti on the interior. Mr Marilla said the toilets were cleaned three times a day, and a security camera outside would help catch offenders as those going into and out of the toilets could be identified.

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Health hub progress The Canterbury District Health Board is still working through processes for the proposed family health hub on the Ashburton Hospital site. The board called for expressions of interest over two months ago from organisations or individuals who wanted to build and operate an Integrated Family Health Centre at the site. It was not disclosed how many tenders were received when they closed in January. A spokesperson for the CDHB said discussions were underway with the preferred provider identified through the expressions of interest process. The idea for the health hub was first mooted earlier last year when the $8.7million rebuild started at Ashburton Hospital. The demolition of the two storey brick outpatient continues on Elizabeth Street. The area of land where the building was being removed was tagged as the possible family health centre site.

Fire guts feed mill A huge fire that blanketed parts of Gore in dense smoke was under control last night. More than 90 firefighters battled the blaze at Livestock Supplies, a commercial building in an industrial area on Ontario St, after the fire broke out about 6.20pm on Sunday. The fire spewed out thick, black smoke, prompting police to warn residents to stay away from the area and keep windows and doors closed. Southland Fire area commander Bruce Stubbs said diggers were used overnight to bring down some of the building’s walls and roofing in a controlled manner. That allowed an aerial firefighting unit to work through the night in areas where it was too unsafe to send firefighters into. The building was all but destroyed, he said. - APNZ

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Topic of dying needs to be discussed By SuSan SandyS

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is urging Mid Cantabrians to think about the topic of dying tomorrow, on inaugural Conversations That Count Day. The board’s advance care plan co-ordinator Jane Goodwin said discussing what we wanted to happen when we died was not something we often did, but was an important conversation

which needed to be held. Conversations That Count Day is a national awareness day to encourage people to think, talk about and plan for their future health and end of life care, known as Advance Care Planning. “Most people think advance care plans are something for older people or for those who are dying – and while it’s really important for these people to have them, there’s no harm in

starting the conversation at any age, and in fact the earlier you start the better,” Miss Goodwin said. “Conversations That Count is about having a chat with your friends and family and letting them know what it is you would like to have happen at the end of your life. “For example, it’s discussing everything from what’s important to you as you get older, to whether you want to be an or-

gan donor.” Once developed, an advance care plan can be stored alongside a patient’s medical records, making it easier for health professionals to make treatment and care decisions about their patients, especially when they are unable to speak for themselves. Christchurch’s Peter Dixon, who has chronic renal failure, said having an advanced care plan had given him peace of mind.


He and his family are making decisions now about what type of medical care and intervention he wishes to receive at the end of his life. “I’ve had a lot of discussions about what I want to happen at the end of my life with my family, and having the advance care plan is giving me peace of mind that the medical profession aren’t going to intervene at the end of my life against my wishes,” Mr Dixon said.


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Terrace View resident Phyllis Kelly enjoys her cup of tea during high tea celebrations. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 140414-tM-078

High tea marks royal visit to Christchurch The bone china was out, the cucumber sandwiches cubed and the clotted cream and jam dotted just so, as residents of Terrace View Retirement Village celebrated with high tea for the royals arrival in Christchurch yesterday.

Around 25 residents attended the celebration. Under the watch of the British flag, residents gathered dressed for the occasion and many wore stylish hats. As the tea steeped and created the per-

fect brew, the table was laid with tasty bite sized delights of Victoria Sponge, scones with clotted cream with jam and fruit cake. There was also a selection of coronation chicken, cucumber and egg and mayonnaise cubed sandwiches.

Labour promises bowel-screening programme Labour will roll out a nationwide bowel cancer screening programme within three years if it is elected, leader David Cunliffe announced yesterday. Mr Cunliffe said the current screening programme would be extended to Waikato and Otago-Southland District Health Boards next year, because these regions had high rates of bowel cancer. A national programme would be introduced within the Parlia-

mentary term, he said. Mr Cunliffe said National was dragging the chain on an expanded scheme for bowel cancer, which killed around 1200 New Zealanders a year. Health Minister Tony Ryall is waiting on the results of a $24 million pilot programme at the Waitemata DHB before he considers a broader scheme. The Government wanted to collect evidence on whether the programme was cost-effec-

tive, and was concerned about whether there would be enough staff to meet the demand of an expanded programme. Mr Cunliffe said the results of the Waitemata trial spoke for themselves. “More than 58,600 people completed a bowel screening test, more than 3200 went on to have a colonoscopy and cancer was detected in 128.’’ Labour’s screening programme would initially target

those aged between 50 and 64, and would consider raising the threshold to 74 years at a later date. The Waitemata programme, which screens 50 to 74-year-olds, would remain the same. “Bowel cancer kills five times as many Kiwis each year than are killed on our roads,’’ Mr Cunliffe said. “Screening results in at least a 15 per cent reduction in the death rate and prevent 180 deaths a year.’’

A Kaeo couple have nominated themselves for the dumb criminals hall of fame after posting stolen property on a local Facebook page hours after allegedly stealing it. Marty’s Golf Driving Range and Cafe owners Marty Weymouth and Glenda Swan arrived at their Waipapa business on Thursday morning to find a window smashed and wine, soft drinks and food missing. But worse was the theft of five bows plus arrows, worth $400 each and bought just months earlier for an archery range. However, by Thursday afternoon almost all their property had been recovered. It is understood a post on the Kerikeri Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook page - plus help from the public - led police directly to the alleged offenders. The post, which included a name and cellphone number, read: “Anybody looking to buy bow and arrow? Excellent condition ... am wanting to get rid of asap. Selling on behalf, offrs over $80.” Detective Bill Dawson, of Kerikeri police, said a 21-yearold woman and a 24-year-old man from Kaeo were arrested on Friday. Both had been charged with burglary. Mr Dawson said the public had played a key role in the arrests and recovering the stolen property. “Full marks to the public. They really came to the party and helped local community members. This was a community-backed investigation, we couldn’t have been able to do it without them,” he said. Mr Weymouth and Ms Swan have also expressed their gratitude to Northland’s online community for their support.

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Edna is ultimate royalist By Caitlin Porter The visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, to New Zealand has made Rosebank resident Edna McGrath’s year. A royalist at heart, the 87-year-old saw the Queen when she came to Christchurch in 1954. “I saw the Queen when she came, we queued up at the races in Addington at 8am to see her and we stayed all day. My husband brought us sandwiches and a bottle of drink, we were nuts,” she laughed. “She was beautiful.” Mrs McGrath is an avid collector of royal memorabilia, although she has now given most of her pieces away. Her royal dolls from The Bradford Collection are currently her most prized possessions and she totes Kate and Wills’ around the resthome. Mrs McGrath has had them since the pair were married in April of 2011. On Friday she received the limited edition Queen Elizabeth doll from the Hamilton Collec-

tion. Mrs McGrath was a little disappointed as this doll was a lot smaller than the other two and was made entirely of porcelain. Not only does she collect dolls but she also keeps a scrapbook in her wardrobe. She regularly cuts

out pictures from her subscription to New Zealand Woman’s Weekly but is lacking pictures of baby George she said. “He’s gorgeous. “I can remember as a child we had scrapbooks of when the Queen was crowned but I don’t

know what happened to them.” Mrs McGrath would love to see Kate, Wills and baby George in Christchurch but will only be able to watch her from the comfort of her chair. “I would love to see Catherine,” she said. “I will watch as long as I can.”

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Police push to get more women in force A lack of desire to relocate and the PERF scheme of the 1990s are to blame for why there aren’t enough policewomen in senior positions, the Police Association says. Only three of the country’s 41 current superintendents are women, and to date, there has never been a female commissioner or assistant commissioner, police said, and there has been only one deputy commissioner. A new recruitment drive to get more women into the police force was announced yesterday, as part of three initiatives highlighting the role of policewomen in New Zealand and enhancing their ability to excel across the organisation. The announcement was made by Police Commissioner Mike Bush, who said it was a priority for New Zealand police to better represent the community. “We’re looking for new, young leaders with communication skills, empathy and problem solving abilities,” Commissioner Bush said.

“These skills are crucial to prevent crime and victimisation in our communities.” The drive focuses around a new reality TV series, Women In Blue, which follows the working lives of seven female police officers. The series, premiering this month, will cover the personal and professional lives of the women, from detective work to search and rescue. The Police Women’s Advisory Network has also been set up by a number of senior women within police to support the recruitment and development of women leaders. Superintendent Sue Schwalger was involved in setting up the network, and said there was no single fix for lower representation of women in senior roles, but many of the historical barriers had now been removed. “Sometimes I was the only woman in a unit, so it’s about having that support and the encouragement to know that you’re appreciated and support-

ed by those around you,” Ms Schwalger said. “When you’re the minority, you’re the only one sitting at the table, but you can make a difference.” President of the Police Association Greg O’Connor said the problem was the national ranking structure of the police, which discouraged those who weren’t prepared to be relocated throughout the country. “We’re a national police, that means that for people to get promoted through the ranks, that

means you have to be prepared to shift around to different districts,” said Mr O’Connor. “Often, the reality in the past is that often males have generally been in a better position to do that than females for a variety of reasons. That’s always been something that’s been an issue in New Zealand.” He also pointed to the The Police Employment Rehabilitation Fund (PERF), designed to help those who are physically or psychologically unfit for duty, which resulted in an unprece-

dented amount of police officers leaving the force. “There was a generation of females in the 1990s and early 2000s who left police under the old PERF scheme, which is now discontinued. And that meant that those people who left weren’t able to come back later. That was also a generation that was missing but I think that’s now been rectified.” Female police officers now represent 22 per cent of the lower ranks, and Mr O’Connor said a lot of them were ready to go to the next level, but it was important that promotion was for the right reasons. In 2007, a commissioned inquiry into police conduct concluded that a heavy “male dominated” culture was present throughout the force, making it difficult for women to feel comfortable. Women In Blue premiers on TV One at 7.30pm on April 22, and will run for a total of eight episodes. - APNZ

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Where’s the mana in this? Coen Lammers EDITOR


he potential marriage of convenience between Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party and the Mana Party is not one made in heaven. The high-profile German internet tycoon is hell-bent on wielding political power in his new homeland and it seems Mana leader Hone Harawira is willing to become his man in the Beehive. Mr Dotcom has caused headaches for several politicians in his search for political influence over the past years and the Internet Party is his latest and most blatant attempt to get his men and women into Parliament. Making large political donations and flying his new friends to his impressive mansion have clearly not had the results he was expecting. Launching your own party is the obvious next step, but as the German is ineligible to stand himself, he needs an ally to win an electoral seat and get other associates into Parliament. Grassroots protester Mr Harawira has always been a polarising figure in the New Zealand politics and the big question is what he personally and his Mana Party expect to gain out of an alliance with the Mr Dotcom. Mr Harawira denies any suggestions of financial benefits to him personally, but many within his own party fail to understand why he wants to align himself with a millionaire whose economic vision is in direct conflict with the Mana policies. The negotiations have already caused major ructions within Mana with prominent party member and former Green PM Sue Bradford walking out of the party’s annual meeting this weekend. Watching Mr Dotcom announce new policies to his followers at his garden party, he appears to be shooting from the hip, without being able to provide any background or details around his political ideas. People working closely with the big German hail his impressive mind and so he won’t just be making it up as he goes along. He will have a master plan, but where Mr Harawira fits in, remains to be seen. However this strange alliance will develop, it is bound to create more fireworks and plenty of headlines.

YOUR VIEW Thank you I would like to thank the many people who helped with the Lest We Forget run/walk held on Sunday morning. Firstly thanks to the Rain Gods for pulling out all the stops. Though it was a little muddy underfoot at least we all stayed dry this year. Thank you to Lucia and the team at the Guardian, Sam at the Mid Canterbury Herald, John at the Courier, the local radio stations, Joe & Peter for your wonderful support. Thank you to the local businesses who got behind the feature in the paper on Saturday, your contribution alone amounted to $350 towards the poppy fund.

To the members of the RSA and most particularly to the Ashburton Rotary Club for you sponsorship of the event. Most importantly I would like to thank everyone who turned up on Sunday morning in those cold conditions and competed in the event. It was wonderful to see such a span in ages of the participants, from the little girl with her Mini Mouse tucked into her jacket to some of older members of our community. This is what community is all about. Next year we celebrate 100 years since the Gallipoli landing and we look forward to seeing so many more members of the wider community coming along. Gary Whiting

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Are you planning on going to Christchurch to catch a glimpse of the royals? Yes 89%

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ome politicians and lobby groups hell-bent on making farming a feature of the 2014 general election will be taking names and counting numbers. Yet if you search online with the words “big targets,” you’ll find the banks are in the gun in the United Kingdom while across the ditch, it is tax cheats. In the universe, which is the European Union, its Climate Commissioner has challenged other carbon emitters to follow its lead. Those big target emitters are the United States, who contribute 15.6 per cent of global emissions and, this surprised me, China, which is now up to 23.6 per cent. Then again, a fair chunk of humanity and the global economy resides there and in the other big target emitters; Russia, India, Brazil and Indonesia. Speaking of Russia, I guess Vladimir Putin has made himself a big target for his “hostile takeover” of the Crimea. While the west rattled less its sabres and more its teacups, you’ve got to wonder if Putin is reassembling old Russia in some kind of geopolitical Lego. So what’s the lesson here for farmers? If you have population numbers and economics on your side, people may huff and puff but they need you way more than you need them. If you add in old-fashioned military muscle then you can get away with pretty much anything. Here it is unlike the Meat Loaf song because one out of three isn’t good. Kiwi farmers have neither population numbers on our side or muscle in its literal sense. At least Federated Farmers delivers the policy brains and is bloody good value for money, but at the end of the day, we are small in numbers but big in what we contribute. It’s impressive that the onfarm working population who generate half of all of our exports equal about the same

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Search area ‘new to man’ By Margie Mason Search crews were last night for the first time sending a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian jet’s black boxes, the leader of the search effort said. The Bluefin 21 autonomous sub can create a three-dimensional sonar map of the area to chart any debris on the seafloor. The move comes after crews picked up a series of underwater sounds over the past two weeks that were consistent with an aircraft’s black boxes, which contain flight data and cockpit voice recordings. The devices have beacons that emit “pings” so they can be more easily found, but the beacons’ batteries last only about a month, and it has been more than a month since the plane vanished. “We haven’t had a single detection in six days, so I guess it’s time to go under water,” Houston said. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott raised hopes last week when he said authorities were “very confident” the four underwater signals that have been detected are coming from the black boxes on Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. But Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search, warned that while the signals are a promising lead, the public needs to be realistic about the challenges facing search crews, who are contending with an extremely remote, deep patch of ocean - an area he dubbed “new to man.” “I would caution you against raising hopes that the deployment of the autonomous underwater vehicle will result in

The UN’s top human rights official has condemned the “rampant use of torture” in detention facilities in Syria. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says her office has documented a “broad pattern of torture and ill-treatment” in government facilities and some run by rebel groups. Pillay said in a statement yesterday that the report draws on detailed testimony from victims and witnesses. The abuses include rape, beatings and burnings, sometimes leading to death. Pillay’s office has documented widespread abuses by the government and rebel groups in Syria’s three-year civil war, prompting calls for war crimes inquiries. - AP

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Sgt. Trent Wyatt, a crew member of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, looks out in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean. AP PHOTO

the detection of the aircraft wreckage. “It may not,” Houston said. “However, this is the best lead we have, and it must be pursued vigorously. Again, I emphasise that this will be a slow and painstaking process.” The Ocean Shield has been dragging a U.S. Navy device called a towed pinger locator through the water to listen for any sounds from the black boxes’ beacons. Over the past 10 days, the equipment has picked up four separate signals. The Bluefin sub takes six times longer to cover the same area as the ping locator, and the two devices can’t be used at the same time. But it has been 38 days since the plane disappeared, and search crews haven’t picked up any new sounds since Tuesday, suggesting that the devices’ bat-

teries may now be dead. That is why officials will now begin using the Bluefin, Houston said. The submarine will take 24 hours to complete each mission: two hours to dive to the bottom, 16 hours to search the seafloor, two hours to return to the surface, and four hours to download the data, Houston said. In its first deployment, it will search a 40-square-kilometer (15-square-mile) section of seafloor. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick not far from the area where the underwater sounds were detected, Houston said. Crews have collected a sample of the oil and are sending it back to Australia for analysis, a process that will take several days. The oil does not appear to be from any of the ships in the area, but Houston cautioned

against jumping to conclusions about its source. A visual search for debris on the ocean surface was continuing over 47,600 square kilometers (18,400 square miles) of water about 2200 kilometers (1400 miles) northwest of the west coast city of Perth. A total of 12 planes and 15 ships would join the two searches. But Houston said that the visual search operation would be ending in the next two to three days. Officials haven’t found a single piece of debris linked to the plane, and Houston said the chances that any would be have “greatly diminished.” “We’ve got no visual objects,” he said. “The only thing we have left at this stage is the four transmissions and an oil slick in the same vicinity, so we will investigate those to their conclusion.” - AP


Aid to stricken Solomons increased New Zealand will send a portable bridge and two teams of doctors to Solomon Islands as part of its latest aid package for the flood-damaged region. The new health and engineering support would increase New Zealand’s aid contribution to the Solomons to $2.6 million. More than 50,000 people have been affected by flooding in the region last week, which was followed by two major earthquakes.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said New Zealand was deploying 10 health personnel to the Solomons today including doctors, nurses and support staff. “The main hospital in Honiara is stretched after the recent flooding and there is a very serious risk of waterborne disease spreading around the capital,’’ he said. New Zealand would also ship a Bailey bridge to Honiara to

maintain a link between the airport and the city centre. “The Mataniko Bridge was damaged in the initial flooding and the Bailey bridge from the New Zealand Transport Agency will help ensure transport links are maintained while it is repaired,’’ Mr McCully said. At least 21 people have been killed by the flooding. No major damage was caused by the earthquakes.

Mr McCully said that the Solomon Islands Government had asked for more help to assist with the “exhausted resources they have within their health system to deal with people who are caught up, particularly in the evacuation centres”. Details were still being finalised, but Mr McCully said that New Zealand was looking to send two teams of 10 staff. - APNZ

The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius yesterday accused him of tailoring his version of how he killed his girlfriend to fit evidence at the scene, exhaustively listing alleged inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp. The court temporarily adjourned after the double-amputee runner started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed Steenkamp in his home in the early hours of February 14, 2013. Just over an hour later and after court resumed, Pistorius again broke down when replying to a question on why he had opened fire, causing a second adjournment. The prosecution has said Pistorius’ account of a mistaken shooting is a lie. Nel opened the fourth day of cross-examination by alleging that Pistorius had “concocted” his account of the shooting. - AP

Police building seized Pro-Russian separatists yesterday seized a police building in yet another city in Russianleaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents. Dozens of angry men hurled rocks, smashed the windows and broke into a police station in the city of Horlivka not far from the border with Russia, while hundreds of onlookers cheered them on. Thick white smoke rose from the entrance to the building, from which the insurgents hoisted the Russian flag. The events in Horlivka were the latest sign of trouble in Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions, in which proRussian gunmen have seized or blocked government buildings in at least nine cities demanding closer ties with Russia. - AP

Dead babies found Utah police responded to a tip that led to a grim discovery over the weekend, with seven dead infants found at their mother’s home. A woman identified by local media as Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested early yesterday and booked into the Utah County Jail on murder charges. Pleasant Grove Police officers had “responded to the residence and observed the body of a newborn infant that appeared to be full term,” a statement said. “A search warrant was obtained for the residence and during the execution of the warrant, officers discovered six additional infant bodies. Each infant was found packaged in separate containers.” - AP


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Burnett Street move signals new era By Sue NewmaN

It might have a new name and a new location, but Trevor Hurley says his real estate business is still the same company with the same faces in its sales team. Two weeks ago the business, previously known as McGregor Real Estate, packed up and moved from its long-time East Street home, to Burnett Street to become Real Estate New Zealand. It’s a move and a change that has been a long time coming, but with rents rising on East Street and the opportunity to buy a building on Burnett Street, Mr Hurley said the time was right for a new look and a new era for his real estate company. He bought McGregor Real Estate from the McGregor family in 2005. “At that time, even though I had the shelf company Real Estate New Zealand, out of respect for the McGregor family I stayed with the McGregor name. Three McGregors stayed on and that was

good as it enabled the transition from a very long-standing family business and it allowed the process of handing over to be slow,” he said. The opportunity to buy the Burnett Street building that now houses the real estate company was the catalyst for the name change, Mr Hurley said. “I feel Burnett Street is going to be the place of the future. The timing’s been perfect with what is happening here.” A main street location was no longer crucial for a real estate company, he said. “Twenty years ago you waited for people to walk in to your office, now it’s all on the internet or by phone.” And in today’s real estate world there were advantages in being a small, independent company in a pool of big, national players, he said. Mr Hurley has previously been part owner of Ashburton First National and worked as a sales agent at Harcourts while completing his licencee’s exams.

Trevor Hurley, a familiar face on Ashburton’s real estate scene but now running his business under a new banner, Real Estate New Zealand. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 140414-tM-068

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■ Customers will need an ASB Visa debit card. ■ Log in to ASB’s FastNet Classic internet banking, register for PayTag and nominate the card to make payments from. ■ The ASB PayTag sticker will arrive unactivated in the post. ■ Log-in to FastNet Classic or call the ASB Contact Centre to activate the pin for ASB PayTag. ■ Place the ASB PayTag sticker on the outside of a mobile phone. ■ Make payments by holding the ASB PayTag at NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled payment terminals. will be protected against fraud, effectively making this new technology safer than carrying around cash.” Jones said the new system would eliminate the need to carry a wallet or a credit card. “Customers simply hold their mobile phone on a payment terminal to make a secure payment.

There’s no longer any need to carry a bulky wallet or even a physical credit card.” The sticker can be used on any mobile phone including nonNFC (Near Field Communication) enabled phones. ASB hopes to roll out the contactless chip sticker to the public by September. - APNZ

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ASB customers will soon be able to ditch their wallets and pay for small purchases with their phone by attaching a sticker. The bank will launch a trial next month for its new PayTag service which uses the Visa paywave technology already available on credit cards. The technology allows people to pay by waving their card or phone over an eftpos terminal without having to enter a pin number or sign for purchases up to the value of $80. Russell Jones, ASB’s executive general manager, technology and innovation, said PayTag would have the same security protection as credit cards. “Security remains the most important priority for ASB. As with all our credit card transactions, ASB PayTag transactions

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Lamb demand remains positive, with particularly good interest for forequarter and leg items, which has seen further price improvements reported. Easter demand helped boost lamb exports in March. Exports reached 41,475t, up 6 per cent year-on-year and were the highest March export volume since 2007. Although export volumes to the UK declined 10 per cent, exports to the EU were up 3 per cent, year-on-year at 16,400t. Lamb exports to China reached a record high of 13,445t in March, up 14 per cent year-on-year. In addition shipments to the Middle East were the highest since June 2012, up 49 per cent yearon-year at 4488t. In line with stronger competition from Australia, exports to the US, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia this year were back on last year.


Manufacturing beef prices weakened further over the past week, although prices for 95CL bull held on a little better than cow. This was partly due to softer prices for fatty 50CL trimmings, which typically is more favourable for the bull market. In Asia, good demand has been noted in China for chilled beef, albeit on relatively low volumes, and sales into Indonesia have picked up with buyers now holding import permits for the second quarter of this year. Australia remains a key variable in beef markets for the coming months because there will be a big hole in global markets when the drought finally breaks. Some rain has been received in key areas over the past couple of weeks but so far it looks to have only been enough to raise hopes, not lower slaughter numbers.


Dairy commodity prices have fallen over the past week. The Agrifax commodity prices fell for milk powders and cheese, with skim milk powder (SMP) falling the furthest, by 4 per cent. Whole milk powder (WMP) and SMP prices are now at parity. The Agrifax anhydrous milkfat (AMF) price has increased but there is a wide range of price expectations among sellers. Fonterra has announced its product volumes to be offered at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on April 15. AMF volume offered remains the same, while more WMP and SMP will be offered compared to the previous forecast. The 12-month forecast for total Fonterra volumes dipped by 0.2 per cent, with lower SMP and butter volumes offset by more WMP. Fonterra’s International Farming Ventures, which oversees largescale farming operations in China, has been split into a stand-alone business unit. By 2020, the goal is for five farm hubs in China to produce a billion litres of milk per year. This is in line with Fonterra’s strategy to secure sources of milk outside of NZ, which would allow for easier access into key markets as a supplier of fresh milk and milk for manufactured dairy products.

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Grape grower prays for some dry, sunny days By Sue NewmaN

Charlie Hill’s grape harvest is poised on a knife edge between a late burst of sunshine and a quality yield, or more rain and an abandoned harvest. He’s one of hundreds of specialist crop farmers around the district who are watching a harvest that promised so much failing to deliver on the back of endless autumn rain, low temperatures and absent sun. “Normally we’d be looking to harvest our pinot noir and pinot gris grapes in a couple of weeks, now we’re in a waitand-see situation. The grapes are slow to ripen and we’re not getting the flavours there this year.” If the weather doesn’t clear and the flavours are not in the grapes then the harvest will be abandoned, Mr Hills said. “If they’re not good enough we won’t be picking. We’ll just open up the nets and let the birds have them or we’ll open up the nets and let people in to take what they want.” He needs a couple of weeks

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of cool dry nights and warm dry days to ensure his grapes have the big flavours needed to make good wine. Right now, the leaves are turning, indicating harvest is close, but the grapes tell another story. They’re low on flavour. His vineyard has been disease free, but now Mr Hill is concerned the endless string

You don’t want watery grapes ...

of damp, humid days will bring with them an outbreak of disease. Too much rain would also see the grapes split and become useless for winemaking. “You don’t want watery grapes, you want the wow factor in the bottle.” Missing this year’s harvest wouldn’t mean CharRees would

be out of wine next year. Last year’s pinot gris and the 2012 pinot noir harvest were still to be bottled. The catch up would come a few years down the track, Mr Hill said. If he fails to harvest, although he wouldn’t have to pay pickers, a winemaker and bottling, the costs around spraying, pruning and thinning still had to be met. “We’ll still be thousands out of pocket. Even if you harvest three tonne instead of 10 tonne, it will still cost the same.” He’s philosophical though, saying the potential losses faced by farmers growing specialist small seeds would be much higher than his loss from a grape crop. “But I know how they’re feeling. It’s just farming and grapes are my crop, but it is demoralising when it looks good and then it slips away. We’re in the balance whether we pick or not.” Traditionally he starts picking grapes on Anzac Day but he anticipates the earliest he’s likely to start picking is four weeks for pinot noir and six weeks for pinot gris.


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Market Price Trends Week beginning April 14, 2014

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

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

1 year ago

2013/14 Low High

2012/13 ave

40.21 * 48.89 60.08 69.41 76.41 88.66 78.57 92.79 60.35 64.68 90.74 102.67 97.79 110.70 100.27 117.98 107.19 121.41 110.88 130.45 108.49 124.02

37.30 56.79 74.59 74.56 59.57 86.29 92.93 94.72 101.79 104.75 105.47

40.21 60.20 76.53 79.30 64.36 90.86 97.91 101.20 107.31 111.91 108.61 40.21

40.21 60.08 76.41 78.57 64.25 90.74 97.79 100.27 107.19 110.88 108.49 40.21

41.43 61.35 77.82 78.95 64.12 92.39 99.58 100.75 109.16 111.41 110.65 40.21

41.09 61.09 77.52 81.59 61.30 92.02 99.17 103.79 108.70 114.77 110.14 40.21

29.55 48.24 65.20 64.05 54.40 75.39 81.13 81.57 88.78 90.21 97.02 40.21






1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

6.72 *

6.72 *


M U T T O N ($) Including 0.5kg pelt 21kg MX1








P2 Steer SI (296-320kg) NI P2 Steer Market Indicator

371 388 394

374 390 397

384 392 399

396 420 399

351 372 364

M Cow SI (160-195kg) NI M Cow Market Indicator

235 270 308

235 266 319

245 267 328

262 296 303

232 255 287

371 * 388 * 394 ** 235 * 263 294 *

Bull SI (296-320kg) NI Bull Market Indicator

364 363 387

366 365 395

376 369 403

391 389 376

341 361 376

364 * 363 * 372



B E E F (c/ kg) 416 437 414 * 270 311 328 * 406 401 403

382 395 388 260 292 299 372 388 381

Based on announced schedules with levies & charges deducted and published premiums included. For a valid comparison between the Islands, add $1.20 in Lamb and 7c/kg in Beef to the North Is values, because North Is Cos pay freight.

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

6.11 6.20 5.81

6.11 6.20 5.81

6.11 6.20 5.81

6.31 6.40 6.01

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.11 * 6.20 * 5.81 *

7.43 7.53 7.13

6.86 6.95 6.56

1380 865 780 710 490 480 480 460 490

1380 865 780 710 490 485 485 480 505

1380 970 785 690 505 495 495 495 490

1500 1075 865 745 430 400 375 380 495

1285 865 * 765 670 475 450 450 450 490 *

1500 1010 850 740 630 625 625 600 534

1475 1047 848 714 440 399 386 372 501

430 432

424 421

375 420

406 412

338 408

473 443

415 422

5680 5850 5680 5970 13290

5270 6000 6060 5940 13580

4980 6600 6600 5100 11640

4630 5800 5180 * 6270 5180 * 6570 5240 6390 13090 14550

4258 4446 4502 4926 11572

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

4660 5180 5180 5870 13250

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)

PRICES 475 219 205 6.40

460 225 214 6.40

0.868 0.517 0.625 4.05

0.854 0.514 0.616 3.98

430 206 197 6.40

350 219 198 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

475 * 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

458 90 15.5

0.825 0.841 0.501 0.551 0.607 0.645 3.82 2.85 (Estimates only) 246 209 493 144 72 46 15.1 12.1 19.0

0.776 0.497 0.586 2.76

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.85

22 9 0.0

490 163 17.1

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

0.809 0.511 0.630 2.74

Richard Rennie (left) and Neal Shaw.

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Speakers line up Award-winning agricultural journalist and commentator Richard Rennie opened the Ruralco speaking series in Ashburton last week. He was the first of three recognised business commentators scheduled to take part in the series, to run over three evenings. The series is designed to inform and give business insight into the rural market, while also providing knowledge and skills to grow your business and is exclusively for Ruralco suppliers. Mr Rennie shared his thoughts on New Zealand’s role in global agriculture. With more than 20 years of experience in the agri-business sector, including over a decade within the rural media industry. He has established a reputation for delivering a concise, considered and well founded understanding of the sector. The second speaker in the series is leading New Zealand businesswoman, Sue Lindsay, who will give a women in business presentation on May 6. Passionate about advancing the role of

women in business and leadership, and armed with the fundamental belief that as women we are the leaders that we have been looking for. The presentation – The Success Agenda, distills 10 years of extensive research, and a depth and breadth of experience as a woman in leadership. To round off the Ruralco series, BNZ chief economist, Tony Alexander, needs little introduction and has been a leading voice in the area of economic commentary for several years. His presentation will be on May 19 and will provide an insight into the economy for local business and what the future looks like for our Canterbury agricultural audience. “It is an exciting line-up of speakers, and we are very pleased to be bringing business commentators of this calibre to Ashburton,” Ruralco group CEO Neal Shaw said. For more information or to RSVP go to the Ruralco website www.ruralco., email ruralco@, or call 800 RURALNZ (787-256).


Wool market defies dollar Despite a resurgent New Zealand dollar the South Island offering of 11,500 bales, prices ranged from firm to 3 per cent dearer for most types. Even with the strength of the sale and an 86 per cent clearance, some growers were still unprepared to accept current market levels with 13 per cent of the offering being passed in, New Zealand Wool Services International’s general manager John Dawson said. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was 1.36 per cent up on the last sale on April 3. Mr Dawson advises that fine crossbred

fleece and shears were between 1 and 3 per cent firmer. Coarse full fleece were firm to 2 per cent dearer with coarse shears firm to 3 per cent dearer. Longer first lambs eased slightly with the balance firm to 2 per cent dearer. Long oddments were generally firm with short oddments up to 1 per cent dearer. Good competition with Australasia, China, India and Western Europe principals was supported by the Middle East and United Kingdom. This week’s sale comprises approximately 8200 bales from the North Island.

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz

1 – Approximately how many offences were recorded by Mid Canterbury police in 2013? a. 7170 b. 5170 c. 3170 2 – The last battle of the Waikato wars was fought in … a. 1860 b. 1864 c. 1868 3 – What famous find was uncovered in 1922? a. The site of Troy b. Macchu Pichu c. Tutankhamun’s mask 4 – Danny Boyle is wellknown as a … a. singer b. film director c. cricket player 5 – Most wines are sulphur free. a. True b. False 6 – Which is not an Apple Ipod variation? a. Shuffle b. Touch c. Total 7 – At what temperature is Farenheit equal to Celsius? a. 0 degrees b. 32 degrees c. -40 degrees 8 – What does the Maori name for the South Island – Te Wai Pounamu – mean? a. The canoe of Maui b. Weeping Water c. Water of Greenstone

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Yesterday’s top 5 stories on 1. ‘Shocking’ arable season 2. Rugby results: 12 April 3. Celtic sounds a warning 4. The sound of thunder 5. Big finish not quite enough


Featured today: High tea marks royal visit Church nutters gather walnuts End of the Easter Hop? and many more

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Beer-battered Pacific oysters with dipping sauce Dipping sauce: 1/4 red onion, peeled and diced 1/2 spring onion, sliced 1t brown sugar 1t crushed ginger 1t crushed garlic 2T sweet chilli sauce 100ml lime cordial 2T fish sauce 4T extra virgin olive oil Oysters: 2l canola oil 2½ cups plain flour 300ml can beer 2T chopped parsley salt freshly ground black pepper 12 oysters ■ Mix dipping sauce ingredients together and set aside. ■ Heat the canola oil in a large pot or wok to 180°C.

Mix together 2 cups of the flour and the beer until they reach a smooth consistency, then fold in the parsley and season with salt and pepper. ■ Pat dry the oysters with paper towel. Lightly coat the oysters with the remaining flour. Then dip in the batter and deep-fry in the hot oil until they are golden. ■ Serve immediately with the dipping sauce. ■ SMART TIP: Avoid dark, strong-flavoured beer when making the batter so as not to overpower the oysters’ delicate taste. For a variation, drizzle the dipping sauce over fresh raw oysters and enjoy.

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Family heirlooms can be sewing works of art By Kathleen Stringer


here are some items that every museum acquires in number. Christening gowns are one on the list. It is hard to make a choice about which family heirloom you accept into your bulging collection and which is to be declined. It is difficult, as each garment is different, with different laces, different designs and also because each garment has a special significance for the family that may have used it for many generations. So then, you may ask, why would people offer such an item to their local museum? The reasons are many: the garment may be becoming too fragile to wear. Fewer children are being


Movie time What a piece of rubbish! An old movie programme that was uncovered during house renovations. It’s tatty, dirty and, well, out of date. Many people might ask why keep it? But it tells us a lot. It has nothing to do with the movies, but everything to do with the local businesses on an exact date. What makes it even more valuable is that this is the only such programme we have in the entire collection. Archives don’t always come clean and intact, brimming with historic significance. Grubby, broken items like this can add colour, spark memories or give younger people an idea of what things were really like in the “old days”. Archivists look beyond the condition and obvious story each item tells and ask “how can this enrich and deepen our understanding of our community’s past”.

CONTACT Material for this page is co-ordinated by the Ashburton Museum. Articles from other organisations are welcomed, as is any feedback on what appears. Email, mail to PO Box 573 or phone 308-3167. Copies of many of the photos on this page are available for purchase from the Ashburton Museum

baptised. Those that are, are simply too big for the gown. Healthier mothers have given rise to much larger children and so a gown that may have been worn by a six-month-old baby is not sufficient for even a modern newborn. In the past I have known such garments, along with wedding dresses, to be donated to prevent family squabbles. The owners correctly understand that as a treasure house for the community, we can give everyone the opportunity to see the item. And most gowns are worthy of being seen. Many hours have been spent in sewing and often repairing the garment. The lace work on some is beautiful and expensive. They really were heirlooms

intended for long-term use. A unisex garment, it is often confusing for people looking at photographs to decide who the baby in the gown might be. A clue, although not always a definite rule that everyone followed, is to look at the yoke. If it is straight, as seen in this photograph, the wearer is a girl, if there is a pointed flap it is a boy. This gown was made in the 1870s in Northern Ireland, no doubt from the fine flax linen that they are famous for. It features alternate rows of horizontal pleats with inserts and ruffles of broderie anglaise, which is French for English embroidery. This common trim technique uses both cutwork and surface stitches and became popular in the 1800s.


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In brief


Serie A hots up View or purchase photos online

Fiorentina has dominated 10-man Verona in an eight-goal thriller, while Inter Milan stunned 10-man Sampdoria 4-0 in Genoa as both sides tightened their grip on Serie A’s two Europa places. Elsewhere Napoli resisted a fightback from Lazio, who also had a player sent off, to prevail 4-2 thanks to an injury-time goal from Gonzalo Higuain which gave the Argentine striker a hat-trick. In yesterday’s late match captain Riccardo Montolivo struck a first-half missile to earn AC Milan a 1-0 win over basement side Catania. - AFP

Huysegems, Bertos out Experienced Wellington Phoenix duo Stein Huysegems and Leo Bertos both announced yesterday that they will be leaving the A-League club. Bertos, 32, has had an injury-interrupted season after becoming a fan favourite on joining the Phoenix in 2008 and playing 127 times for the club. Huysegems, 31, has been with the club for the past two seasons and was its leading scorer this season with 10 goals. “Leo is a Wellington, Phoenix and New Zealand legend,” coach Ernie Merrick said. “This year has been tough for Leo, ironically he had an operation a few weeks ago and now that the season is ending is probably in the best shape he has been all year.” - APNZ

Hull into Cup final Mid Canterbury’s Darren Cavill slams home a goal from close range in his 15th grade sides big win over St Bede’s at the Ashburton Domain. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 120414-tM-091

Goal-fest for 15th graders By Jonathan Leask

The Mid Canterbury 15th graders provided the highlight of the footballing weekend with a stunning 15-0 rout of St Bede’s Red in Mainland Football’s 15th grade division one on Saturday. For the home side Reuben Boote fired in four goals, to go with hat-tricks to Darren Cavill and Ashley van Staden.

Tom Sexton and Rory Posa knocked in two goals each, with the remaining goal scored by Miller McLauchlan. While the 15th graders celebrated a big win, a majority of the Mid Canterbury senior sides were on the wrong side of the ledger. The Mid Canterbury seniors are without a win after two games after a 1-2 loss to Parklands in their first home

game. Mid Canterbury’s next opponents, FC Twenty11, were thumped 7-3 by Selwyn. In division four the newly promoted Methven FC had a rough introduction to their new grade, beaten 4-1 by Universities in Methven, playing their home games at the Methven Domain. Mid Canterbury Eastern didn’t fare much better beaten 5-0 by FC Twenty11.

The Mid Canterbury Masters drew 3-3 with Ferrymead Bays in a second week of grading. The Mid Canterbury 18th grade also had a big win, putting six unanswered goals past Nomads in 18th grade division two. On Sunday the Mid Canterbury women made it two from two with a 4-1 win over Cashmere Technical in Christchurch.

Liverpool still on target for EPL By JuLian Guyer Liverpool have maintained their charge for a first English championship of the Premier League era with a thrilling 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City at Anfield, where fans marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Victory, combined with second-placed Chelsea’s 1-0 win away to 10-man Swansea, left Liverpool two points clear at the top with four games to play and seven in front of City.

Significantly it meant the destiny of the title, which Liverpool last won in 1990, was now in the Reds’ own hands. Third-placed City have two games in hand on both Liverpool and Chelsea, who travel to Anfield in a fortnight for what could be a title-decider. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho sealed a 10th win in a row for the Merseysiders 12 minutes from time after City had come from 2-0 down to draw level at 2-2. First-half goals from Raheem

Sterling and Martin Skrtel put Liverpool in control only for City to hit back after the break through David Silva and a Glen Johnson own-goal. But Coutinho made it 3-2 in the 78th minute after seizing on a sliced clearance from City captain Vincent Kompany to beat England goalkeeper Joe Hart with a low shot from the edge of the box. Liverpool had to play the closing minutes of stoppagetime a man down after Jordan Henderson was sent off for a

wild challenge on City’s Samir Nasri. Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, praised his side’s resolve. “It was a remarkable performance,” he said. “We showed so much spirit and quality.” The 41-year-old Northern Irishman added his players could cope with the rising tide of optimism at Anfield. “We have been put under pressure in a very big game but you can see from the quality of our football that we are coping with it.” - AFP

Hull reached the FA Cup final for the first time in its 110-year history as the Premier League side twice came from behind to beat third-tier club Sheffield United 5-3 in a lively encounter yesterday. Hull manager Steve Bruce, who won world football’s oldest cup competition three times as a Manchester United player in the 1990s, will return to Wembley Stadium for the final on May 17 against Arsenal. - PA

McGregor takes win Team Calder Stewart Road’s Alex McGregor won the second round of the Benchmark Elite Cycling Series on the West Coast on Sunday. The Dunedin rider attacked on the final lap of the energy sapping circuit in Hokitika, managing to break free of a large bunch as riders to hit the main road 10km from the finish. The chasers came hard but ran out of road as McGregor held on to win the 135 kilometre race in 3:8.27. Ashburton’s Jason Christie was eighth. Calder Stewarts was originally set up to be based out of Mid Canterbury but team manager Bruce McClelland said the “idealistic start” gave way to finding the top talent available from a wider region after they struggled to find local riders able to make the step up. Round three of the series is the HanmerKaikoura Classic on May 10 before Ashburton host round four held around a variation of the Tinwald Cycling Club’s Wakanui Block.

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Bubba’s second Green Jacket

Death at marathon London Marathon organisers say a 42-year-old man died after crossing the finish line in yesterday’s race. A statement from organisers said that “although immediate medical attention was provided to the casualty, the fatality was confirmed on his arrival at hospital” and no further information would be made public out of concern for his family. Yesterday’s race had a reported 36,000 runners, with the event ranging from elite-level runners to fun-runners and others taking part to raise money for charities. Wilson Kipsang of Kenya was the winner.

By Ben everill American Bubba Watson has claimed his second green jacket in three years in impressive fashion, storming to a three-shot Masters win at Augusta National Golf Club. Watson backed up his 2012 playoff triumph with a more emphatic win, posting a three-under 69 final round and an eight-under 280 total. He finished three clear of 20-year-old Jordan Spieth (72) and Swede Jonas Blixt (71) who tied for second at five-under. Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez (71), at 50 years old, claimed fourth place at four-under with Americans Matt Kuchar (74) and Rickie Fowler (73) tied for fifth a shot further back. Spieth, seeking to become the youngest winner of the Masters, led by two as they walked off the seventh green but before he could comprehend the enormity of the occasion he had lost the lead. Bogeys on the eighth and ninth as Watson made back-to-back birdies turned the tournament on its head.

Pacers inch closer Indianapolis moved within one win of clinching the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs by beating Oklahoma City 102-97 in yesterday’s clash of divisional leaders. The Pacers lead two-time defending champion Miami by half a game and have one game to play while the Heat have two. Indiana hold the tiebreaker based on conference record, so it will finish top if it wins its final game, regardless of Miami’s results. Portland edged Golden State in overtime to secure at least fifth place in the Western Conference, New York dealt a blow to Chicago’s postseason ambitions, and Toronto matched a franchise record for wins in a season by beating Detroit. - AP


Australian hopes of a repeat green jacket-winning performance were gone early when defending champion Adam Scott started poorly and neither John Senden nor Jason Day could make a serious charge. Scott’s final day 72 left him one-over and tied for 14th in his title defence, left to bemoan a woeful week on the greens. Earlier Spieth charged out of the blocks with two quick birdies on the second and fourth holes, the latter coming with a hole out from a bunker. He made bogey on five but birdied six and seven to set up his buffer. After the four-shot swing Spieth once again pulled within one as Watson bogeyed the 10th but when the young Texan dunked his ball into Rae’s Creek on the 12th he was always going to struggle to play catch up heading into the two par fives with the big-hitting Watson. Watson birdied the first par five to create his three shot buffer and ap photo then held on over the closing five holes. - AAP Bubba Watson adds a Green Jacket to his wardrobe.

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Today at Forbury Park Raceway

1 66434 Court The Belle nwtd L & ................... Wales 5 562 Tony’s Choice nwtd ....................D Stapleton 2 76556 Tanto’s Whisper 33.68 ....................J Guthrie 6 772 Goldstar Bridie nwtd S & .................B Evans 3 77856 Wandy On In 33.54 .....................D Kingston 7 23643 Goldstar Mario nwtd S & .................B Evans 4 65135 Chill Out Ralph 32.31 L & .................. Wales 8 72354 Goldstar Chyna nwtd S & ................B Evans 5 33332 Cover To Cover 32.74.................D Stapleton 9 33667 Gwendoline Stela nwtd S & ............B Evans 1 12.11pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ 6 88824 Noggin 32.74......................................J Allen 10 487 Hareeba Time nwtd ....................D Stapleton C0, 310m 7 82475 Moon And Sea 34.08 .........................J Allen 6 1.41pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS SPRINT C1, 310m 1 76638 Goldstar Deejay nwtd S & ...............B Evans 8 68284 Calm Spirit 33.00 ...............................J Allen 2 TT261 Smash Magic nwtd .............. M Grant 1 38663 Zulu Bro nwtd .............................D Stapleton 9 2116 Thrilling Henry nwtd P & ............... B Conner 3 678 Lemaquis Willow nwtd M & ...................J Hill 2 76652 Bizarro nwtd S & .............................B Evans 4 64724 Goldstar Rosie nwtd S & .................B Evans 10 17116 Thrilling James nwtd P & .............. B Conner 3 72713 Winne Willow 18.90 M & .......................J Hill 5 843 Watch Out Traps nwtd ................D Stapleton 4 1.06pm BRIAN BAGLEY DRIVER LICENSING STKS 4 7211 Mr. November 19.36 ...................D Stapleton 6 421 Memphis Girl nwtd S & ...................B Evans C1/2, 545m 5 24843 Business Boss 18.81 ........................S Keen 7 34x8 Agitated nwtd ....................................J Dunn 6 83634 Charles Fredrick nwtd ................D Stapleton 1 87865 Business Plan nwtd....................D Stapleton 8 46246 Goldstar Junior nwtd S & ................B Evans 7 57441 Word For Word 19.05 .................D Stapleton 2 25221 Opawa Andrea nwtd L & .................... Wales 9 86268 Ozarks Daughter nwtd ...................J Guthrie 8 62133 Cawbourne Onyx 18.81 .................. M Grant 3 86312 Pukeko Thunder 32.80 ...................B Healey 10 457 Ebony Star nwtd..........................R Hamilton 9 16686 Sheeza Flower nwtd...................D Stapleton 4 13636 Thrilling Bert nwtd ........................... M Grant 2 12.29pm GREEN ISLAND BARBER SPRINT C1, 310m 5 52486 Maximum Jewel nwtd S & ...............B Evans 10 567x8 Wandy Pam nwtd ........................D Kingston 6 34411 Cawbourne Floyd 33.36 .................. M Grant 7 1.59pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP SPRINT C2, 310m 1 32451 Bo’s Business nwtd ......................... M Grant 7 74375 False Step 33.16 ...............................J Dunn 2 65551 Admiral Adam 19.41 P &............... B Conner 1 11723 Gypsy Hunter nwtd ....................D Stapleton 8 x17xF Shalana Star 32.81 ...........................J Dunn 3 66434 Harper Mehl nwtd S & .....................B Evans 2 24878 Homebush Hayley 18.67 ............D Stapleton 9 57877 Cawbourne Kesha 32.36...........J McInerney 4 88683 Wandy Millah 19.16.....................D Kingston 3 23564 Pedro Force nwtd S & .....................B Evans 10 73645 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L & ................... Wales 5 36352 Bowman 18.98 ...........................D Stapleton 4 23221 Opawa Lean Meat 18.88 L & ............. Wales 6 15684 Sailors Collar nwtd .........................J Guthrie 5 1.24pm ST KILDA VETERINARY CENTRE SPRINT 5 56731 Botany Jessie 18.75..................J McInerney 7 78662 Hazza’s Lad 18.91 .....................D Stapleton C0, 310m 6 74448 Smash Amego nwtd ........................ M Grant 8 57222 Vienna 18.60 ..............................D Stapleton 7 12444 Rattle Ya Dags 19.05.........................J Dunn 1 1 Gold Vipa nwtd S & .........................B Evans 9 87574 Mitchell Dean nwtd M & ........................J Hill 8 64543 Starburst Benny 18.51 .................... M Grant 2 37374 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 10 38418 Thiago 18.88 ..............................D Stapleton 9 26585 Stock Taker nwtd ............................. R Breen 3 27243 Goldstar Chumlee nwtd S &............B Evans 2 Soumillon nwtd..................................J Dunn 10 37127 Bigtime Tip nwtd.............................. R Breen 3 12.47pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C1, 545m 4 Otago Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Forbury Park Raceway Meeting Date: 15 Apr 2014 NZ Meeting number: 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12

M9 Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 15 Apr 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12

1 12.02pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C0, 295m

1 3574 Bluey Ruffero nwtd M & ...................... Smith 2 42787 Uno Nosey nwtd...............................A Joyce 3 Homebush Banshee nwtd .........J McInerney 4 5267 Come On Dolly nwtd ..............M K Dempsey 5 7 Axel Foley nwtd ............................ L Waretini 6 86778 Another Plane nwtd...................J McInerney 7 Homebush Lucifer nwtd ............J McInerney 8 3F8 Raconteur nwtd ..........................H Anderton 9 756 Homebush Ted nwtd .................J McInerney 10 2 Sleeper Agent nwtd................... A Bradshaw 2 12.21pm THE TURF BAR DASH C0, 295m 1 6 Homebush Barabas nwtd ..........J McInerney 2 Ollie Baxter nwtd .......................J McInerney 3 577 Homebush Rowdy nwtd ............J McInerney 4 76F4 Waxeye’s Big Kid nwtd .................. I Fensom 5 22P83 Cawbourne Flow nwtd .................M Roberts 6 5731 Belfast Jane 17.64 H & .......................Taylor 7 24453 Lemon Fish nwtd.......................J McInerney 8 3855 Impersonator nwtd ....................A Bradshaw 9 676 Swift Suzanna nwtd ...............M K Dempsey 10 4856 Too Much Rebel nwtd ..................A Waretini 3 12.38pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C0, 295m 1 65652 Homebush Saxon nwtd .............J McInerney

8 2.17pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS SPRINT C2/3, 310m 1 55184 Lynny Southcombe nwtd ...........J McInerney 2 56365 Primitive 18.26 ...........................D Stapleton 3 64177 Marmalade Skies 18.92 ....................J Dunn 4 56885 Turbo Tundra 18.63 ......................... M Grant 5 67581 Cawbourne Plunge 18.72 .........J McInerney 6 34836 Motley Man 18.55 .............................J Dunn 7 37822 Jed Norton 19.01 ...........................G Cleeve 8 5124F Tepirita Charger 18.77 ......................J Dunn 9 53238 San Sebastian 18.57..........................J Allen 10 82356 Sam’s Flyin Norm nwtd ..............D Stapleton 9 2.34pm DUNEDIN CUP HEATS C5q, 545m 1 44222 Know Attempt 32.40.......................G Cleeve 2 74513 Cawbourne Philip 32.75 ............J McInerney 3 46426 Opawa Webby 33.55 L & ................... Wales 4 41141 Jinjarango 32.41 J & .......................D Fahey 5 6x673 Opawa Rapid 33.08 L & ..................... Wales 6 67327 Travelling Joe 32.71 ..................J McInerney 7 11231 No Undies Sundy 32.35 ............J McInerney 8 61688 Hustler Ambition nwtd ..................M Roberts 9 337F2 Opawa Casper 32.84 L & ................... Wales 10 2.56pm DUNEDIN CUP HEATS C5q, 545m 1 31737 Thrilling Marty nwtd P & ................ B Conner 2 55626 Opawa No Ear 32.69 L & ................... Wales 3 12274 Stolen Money 32.64 .......................G Cleeve 4 45618 Bob’s Eye 32.59 ........................J McInerney 5 23314 Criniti’s 32.49 ....................................J Dunn

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36118 Opawa Swede 32.47 J &.................D Fahey 41184 Homebush Chopper 32.18 ........J McInerney 42765 Take No Prisoner 33.41 .................G Cleeve 337F2 Opawa Casper 32.84 L & ................... Wales 11 3.13pm COLIN KEEN MEMORIAL TROPHY C5, 310m 1 72345 Pearl’s Boy 18.57 ...........................G Cleeve 2 15883 Admire nwtd ...............................D Stapleton 3 32744 Dillmanstown 18.63...........................J Dunn 4 82762 Little Midnight nwtd ....................D Stapleton 5 84847 Homebush Churro 18.64 ...........J McInerney 6 43644 Oscar Tuivasa 18.10........................L Philips 7 65621 Know Escape 18.31 .......................G Cleeve 8 85183 Deanne’s Magic nwtd .................D Stapleton Emergencies: 9 11157 Angelic Star 18.47.............................J Dunn 10 11147 Opawa Legs 18.46 .....................D Stapleton 12 3.29pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 29TH APRIL C4, 310m 1 87314 Jumpin’ Julia 18.78....................J McInerney 2 46551 Drysdale nwtd .....................................A Lee 3 22324 Know Charity nwtd .........................G Cleeve 4 22122 Noble Fantasy 18.66 S & ................B Evans 5 66342 Ate Pizza nwtd ..................................J Dunn 6 25748 Another Colt nwtd .....................J McInerney 7 35424 Know Pride nwtd ............................G Cleeve 8 23435 Botany Prancer nwtd .................J McInerney 9 46861 Iona Haka 18.48........................J McInerney 10 14887 Ronrose Hill 18.46 M & .........................J Hill

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington raceway 2 52541 Ditched 17.61 H & ...............................Taylor 3 473 Dusty Rider nwtd....................M K Dempsey 4 Homebush Cruella nwtd............J McInerney 5 8 Archie’s Time nwtd M &.....................Jopson 6 5 Smoking Marley nwtd................A Bradshaw 7 857 Ohoka Natasha nwtd ................... L Waretini 8 45845 Our Charlotte nwtd .....................H Anderton 9 756 Homebush Ted nwtd .................J McInerney 10 1 Lola Baxter 17.73 ......................J McInerney 4 12.56pm CAROL’S TAB STAKES C0, 520m 1 4 Opawa Kendal nwtd J & ..................D Fahey 2 Opawa Margorie nwtd L & ................. Wales 3 23543 Know Judge nwtd ...........................G Cleeve 4 6x361 Louisa’s Girl 31.32 ........................... B Dann 5 42 Speight’s Kid nwtd......................... I Fensom 6 475 Dee nwtd ...................................A Bradshaw 7 745 Torero nwtd H & ..................................Taylor 8 3245 Black Crow nwtd .......................A Bradshaw 9 38 Opawa Jackie nwtd L &...................... Wales 10 Opawa Michelle nwtd L &................... Wales 5 1.14pm AMBER CLEANING DASH C0, 295m 1 3524 Enforced Kiwi nwtd.................... R Cockburn 2 45 Ohoka Strika nwtd........................ L Waretini 3 4 Homebush Sarah nwtd..............J McInerney 4 6 Homebush Happy nwtd .............J McInerney 5 332 Time Slayer nwtd M & ......................... Smith 6 Shadow Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney 7 5 Elephant Trunk nwtd.....................M Roberts

1 52462 Cawbourne Aries 31.24 ...............C Roberts 8 688 Unreliable Andy nwtd ................A Bradshaw 2 34152 Opawa Paul 30.64 L & ....................... Wales 9 676 Swift Suzanna nwtd ...............M K Dempsey 3 36124 Voussoir 31.28 H & .............................Taylor 10 68386 Ohoka Joka nwtd M & .......................Jopson 4 88648 Opawa Cuddles 31.00 L & ................. Wales 6 1.32pm HAMPDEN TAVERN STAKES C1, 520m 5 64786 Opawa Goodie 30.71 L & ................... Wales 1 34327 Runaway Taxi 30.60 M &...................Jopson 6 65154 True Blue Style 31.03 .............M K Dempsey 2 28776 Opawa Lucky 30.89 L & ..................... Wales 7 71443 Cawbourne Monaro 30.61 W & ......... Nissen 3 21 Opawa Gavin 30.92 L & ..................... Wales 8 31624 Only Got Time nwtd ..................R Blackburn 4 74311 Cawbourne Axe 30.62 W & ............... Nissen 9 56254 Kaino 30.75 H & ..................................Taylor 5 81263 Culvie Sprite 30.63 H &.......................Taylor 10 53673 Flip Flippa 31.10 L & .......................... Wales 6 65631 Blushing Belle 30.63 L & .................... Wales 7 46588 Opawa Anne 30.73 L & ...................... Wales 9 2.26pm CTV SPRINT C1, 295m 1 56345 Churchill Chaser 17.63 .................... B Dann 8 15x43 Know Ambition 30.77 .....................G Cleeve 2 72572 Cala Rapita 17.87 .............................M Flipp Emergencies: 3 22152 Look At Lucy 17.56 M & ...................... Smith 9 56254 Kaino 30.75 H & ..................................Taylor 4 88476 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney 10 53565 Cawbourne Tip 30.99 ...................C Roberts 5 2161 Business Review 17.63 .............R Blackburn 7 1.50pm YELLA MUSTARD AT STUD DASH C1, 295m 6 22162 Red Hot Fury 17.59 M & ...................Jopson 1 44x26 Abound nwtd .................................R Adcock 7 14542 Advanced Pedro 17.76 S & .............B Evans 2 61782 Homebush Tiare 17.90..............J McInerney 8 34631 Ohoka Coby 17.42 ....................... L Waretini 3 64632 Another Rule 17.75 ...................J McInerney 9 68x42 Wellywood 17.60 W & ....................... Nissen 4 34174 Editorial 17.56 ...........................R Blackburn 10 54446 Gracy Racer 17.60 C & ...................... Fagan 5 62651 Harper’s Bizarre 17.49 ..................... B Dann 6 411 Ohoka Hope 17.70 ....................... L Waretini 10 2.46pm KOLORFUL KANVAS STAKES C1/2, 520m 1 13148 Even Seven 30.49 W & ..................... Nissen 7 23545 Phat Pants 17.66 M & .......................Jopson 2 25873 Ohoka Frenchi 30.69.................... L Waretini 8 42573 Cec Divine 17.49............................G Cleeve 3 61625 Thrilling Sound 30.68 S & ...............B Evans 9 18283 Mr. Johnny nwtd ..............................J Goode 4 68688 Kylie’s Belle nwtd L & ......................... Wales 10 48345 Ziggy War Paint 17.64 ............... R Cockburn 5 75877 Waimak Dave 30.88 ..................J McInerney 8 2.09pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ STAKES C1, 520m 6 x5765 Know Peril 30.62 ............................G Cleeve

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84583 Lochinvar Camaro 30.40 ..............C Roberts 33551 Mr. Barry 30.86................................J Goode 56872 Cawbourne Crazy nwtd................C Roberts 56254 Kaino 30.75 H & ..................................Taylor 11 3.05pm GLENBYRE TAVERN DASH C1, 295m 1 126 Corporate Image 17.77 .............R Blackburn 2 54717 Homebush Radar nwtd .............J McInerney 3 15634 Big Muddy 17.63 M &.......................... Smith 4 7231F Culvie Boy 17.46 ........................... J Holdem 5 21546 Sea Spray Boris nwtd..................B Freeman 6 8513x Hayley’s Choice 18.06.......................M Flipp 7 53635 Slingo 17.75 .............................. M Robinson 8 14426 Goldstar Bomber nwtd S & .............B Evans 9 44762 Out Back Bill 17.69 ................M K Dempsey 10 53565 Que Tee Pix 17.54 M & .....................Jopson 12 3.21pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C2, 295m 1 5x221 Zoe Brand 17.21 .............................. B Dann 2 13152 Marbella 17.53 ..................................M Flipp 3 24135 Wunzee 17.39 ...........................J McInerney 4 x3623 Mamalulu 17.65 C & .......................... Fagan 5 52747 Rite Round Range 17.72 ..........A Bradshaw 6 17147 Cawbourne Pilfer 17.38 W & ............. Nissen 7 x3211 Wee Terra 17.34 C & .......................... Fagan 8 11114 Angel Noir 17.47 .............................. B Dann 9 84641 Avec Lamour 17.58 ...................A Bradshaw 10 16171 Glenn Is Goodesy 17.20 .............. L Waretini LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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Rakaia 8 Dunford Street


Solid family home,looking for a new owner. 2A1F1I Dunford Street CouldRakaia that person8be you? GreatAgaraging with open bay wood shed. great find! Looking to buy below $220,000. This property is inhome,looking very good condition and presents an ideal first home Solid family for a new owner. of the current shortage rentals opportunity take advantage Could that person be you? Web ID: AHB20429 3 For Sale 1 $219,000 2 186 or Harrison St, Ashburton 10:00of -available 10:15am and invest None better this bay pricewood range. Be quick. Great-garaging with in open shed. View by appointment This property is in very good condition and presents an ideal first home Web ID: AHB20446 6 3 1 1 Miller Ave, Ashburton 10:45 11:00am Don’t opportunity wait for theor SOLD - Call now of the! current shortage of available rentals Ashburton take sign advantage Office 03 307 8317 For Sale $219,000 and invest - None better in this price range. Be quick. Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)


66 Nursery Dr, Ashburton

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Rakaia 142 Dunford Street

ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Large family dining. Good sized lounge Rakaia 142 Dunford Street with heatpump. Bathroom with and bathDelightfull and shower.Three Archgolla - open each end for great Charming double bedrooms, Master with easy indoor-outdoor flow. Landscaping has family been laid outGood to maximise ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Large dining. sized lounge care with a well manicured lawn and raised vege gardens. Garden shed, with heatpump. power point/lighting, Fully fenced. Double Bathroom with bathworkbench/aluminium and shower. Archgollashelves. - open each end for great garage. indoor-outdoor flow. Landscaping has been laid out to maximise easy care with a well manicured lawn and raised vege gardens. Garden shed, power point/lighting, workbench/aluminium shelves. Fully fenced. Double garage.

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Ashburton 7 Davis Crescent



Side by side properties, buy one or buy both. These flats have 3 3A1F2I For Sale Offers over $145,000 Ashburton 7 Davis Crescent bedrooms each and great back yard area for kids and pets to roam. This View by appointment DOUBLE WHAMMY OPPORTUNITY 7 & 9 Davis Crescent could be your opportunity you have been waiting for! No7 has a double Side by side properties, buy one or buy both. These flats have 3 garage and is rented at $200 per week For Sale Ashburton OfficeOffers 03 307 over 8317$145,000 bedrooms each and great back yard area for kids and pets to roam. This Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) View by appointment could be your opportunity you have been waiting for! No7 has a double garage and is rented at $200 per week Ashburton Office 03 307 8317

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Quality Stonewood home, 4 bedrooms, * Double internal access Ashburton 22garage Grove Street 2 bathrooms Open plan living pellet fire & heat transfer * Private outdoor entertaining Good to Go * 3 Bedrooms FOUR car garaging * Good off street parking * Double internal access garage Enjoy meals under a Shade Sail * Private outdoor entertaining So much on offer and parking will be sold; be quick! * Good off street

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For Sale $360,000 For Sale: $445,000 View By Appointment View: Wed 16 April 12:45 - 1:15pm For Sale $360,000 Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 View By Office Appointment Ashburton 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Netherby 9 Davis Crescent

56 Hakatere Drive Ashburton Hilltop Hideaway Netherby 9 Davis Crescent Side by side properties, buy one or buy both. These flats have 3



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For Sale Offers over $145,000 each * 2 Bedrooms DOUBLE WHAMMY OPPORTUNITY & 9 Davis bedrooms each and great back yard area for kids7 and pets toCrescent roam. No View by appointment * Separate For Sale: $230,000 by sideToilet properties, oneopportunity or buy These flats have 3 been waiting 9 has Side no garaging. This couldbuy be the have For Sale Offers over $145,000 each * Separate Laundry View: Sat 19 April 2:00 - 3:00pm bedrooms each and great back yard area for kids and pets to roam. No for! No 9 is currently Ashburton 03 307 8317 ViewOffice by appointment * Kent Log Fire rented at $220 per week. 9 has no garaging. This could be the opportunity you have been waiting Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) * Open plan kitchen, dining, living Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 for! No 9 is currently rented at $220 per week. Ashburton Office 03 307 8317

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58 McMurdo Street Ashburton




Frist Time Buyers & Investors First time in the market in just over 50 years. Much loved permanent material 3 bedroom home. Good sized garage plus large workshop. 3A1F2I Ashburton 11 Galbraith Street Lots of room for the kids. Get started... A tidy three bedroom home on a pet friendly, family sized Possible subdivision potential. For Sale: Set Sale closing 4pm on 17th April section. With compliant inbuilt log fire in the lounge area. (unless Good sized sold prior) For Sale $275,000 3A1F2I Ashburton 11 Galbraith Street kitchen opening to the rear of the Section. A spacious single garage View: Wed 16plus April 5:30 - 6:00pm View by appointment Get started... A tidy three bedroom home on a pet friendly, family sized view to be workshop compliments this tidy package. Certainly one section. With compliant inbuilt log fire in the lounge area.Ashburton Good sized Office 03 307 8317 appreciate. For SaleOffice $275,000 Ashburton 03 307 8317 kitchen opening to the rear of the Section. A spacious single garage plus Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED Mid Canterbury Real(REAA Estate2008) Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) View by appointment workshop compliments this tidy package. Certainly one to view to be appreciate. Ashburton Office 03 307 8317

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186 Harrison Street Ashburton Ashburton 2/265 Moore Street

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Location and Privacy Easy Care Easy Living This tidy townhouse is just one block from the

* 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom CBD. Large living area, two Moore double bedrooms Ashburton 2/265 Street with good storage. Galley * Spacious Living kitchen with abundance of cupboards and dining isarea. bathroom Easy Care Easy Living This tidy townhouse just Large one block from the * Double int access garage House is storage. insulated Galley and with shower andliving vanity alsotwo housing laundry. with Large area, doublethe bedrooms good *CBD. Secure Setting heated with a heatpump ad nightstore. Single garage and easy care kitchen with abundance of cupboards and dining area. Large bathroom * Immediate possession available grounds completes the package. with shower and vanity also housing the laundry. House is insulated and

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66 Nursery Drive Ashburton Simply inHut quiet cul-de-sac Ashburton 8 Hakatere This is a lifesuperb style that many love in a small caring community. This hut


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RESULTS ■ Cycling Development Cyclists Two Races, 5km & 14km – 14 Youngsters April 13 5km - 1st Lily Davidson 18m 36s. 2nd Emma Lowry 18m 50s. 3rd Harrison Russell 3f/t. 11m 58s. 4th Maddie Lowry F/t. 11m 43s. 5th Madison Clark 2f/t. 11m 47s. 14km - 1st Bella Roulston 30m 26s. 2nd Matheson Colquhoun 29m 52s. 3rd Ethan Titheridge 3f/t 28m 58s. 4th Luke Skinner 30m 34s. 5th. Oliver Davidson 30m 12s. 6th Connie Davidson 31m 26s. 7th James Skinner F/T. 27m 58s. 8th Caitlin Titheridge 2f/t. 28m 05s. 9th Ryan Jackson 31m 11s. 

■ Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Veterans and Silver Pennants April 11 Silver North Zone (Ashburton): Pleasant Point 9 Ashburton 1 3, Geraldine 1 8 Ashburton 2 4, Mayfield + 9 Methven 3. South Zone (Waimate): Waimate 12 Lower Waitaki 0, Geraldine 2 9 North Otago 3, Tokarahi 8.5 Gleniti 3.5 Veterans Zone 1 (Ashburton): Tinwald 1 12 Ashburton 1 0, Methven 8 Rakaia 4, Geraldine bye. Zone 2 (Ashburton): Ashburton 2 6 Temuka 6, Timaru 6 Pleasant Point 6, Mayfield 8 Tinwald 2 4. Zone 3 (Maungati): Highfield 9 Gleniti 2 3, North Otago 2 7.5, St Andrews 4.5, Lower Waitaki 2 10 Gleniti 1 2 Zone 4 (Waitoa Park) Waitoa Park 9.5 Ben Ohau 2.5, Lower Waitaki 2 won by default from Waimate, North Otago 1 bye

Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Weekend Pennants April 13 South Zone (at Maungati): Maungati 9 North Otago 3, Pleasant Point 2 9.5 Timaru 2.5, St Andrews 11 Waimate 1, Temuka 8 Gleniti 2 4 North Zone (Methven): Postponed

Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Veterans and Silver Pennants April 11 Silver North Zone (Ashburton): Pleasant Point 9 Ashburton 1 3, Geraldine 1 8 Ashburton 2 4, Mayfield + 9 Methven 3. South Zone (Waimate): Waimate 12 Lower Waitaki 0, Geraldine 2 9 North Otago 3, Tokarahi 8.5 Gleniti 3.5 Veterans Zone 1 (Ashburton): Tinwald 1 12 Ashburton 1 0, Methven 8 Rakaia 4, Geraldine bye. Zone 2 (Ashburton): Ashburton 2 6 Temuka 6, Timaru 6 Pleasant Point 6, Mayfield 8 Tinwald 2 4. Zone 3 (Maungati): Highfield 9 Gleniti 2 3, North Otago 2 7.5, St Andrews 4.5, Lower Waitaki 2 10 Gleniti 1 2 Zone 4 (Waitoa Park) Waitoa Park 9.5 Ben Ohau 2.5, Lower Waitaki 2 won by default from Waimate, North Otago 1 bye

Lefties on the fairways Trophy Winners National Left Handed Golf Championship April 7 - 10 Open Division: Men’s Overall Gross – Bruce

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Hotel Ashburton U15 11 Methven The Lodge U15B 9 Social Grade Hakatere Marae 9 v Mt Somers Social 32, Celtic Dragons 20 v United KFC Colonels Chicks 31 Allenton Social (Defaulted) v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Hotties

Poole Trophy – Ken Shea (Raglan)-(also 2010,2011,2012); Men’s Overall Net – Bob Charles Trophy – Jamie Frewen (Alexandra); Best Nett Last two Rounds – Lionel Kelly Trophy - Jamie Frewen (Alexandra) Senior Division (Over 60s) Men’s Overall Gross – Rei Thompson Trophy – Greg Limond (Howick) also won 2013; Men’s Overall Net – Barry Turner Trophy – Stan Mathews (Otemoetai) also won 2013; Best Net last two rounds – Tom Armstrong Trophy – George Kotaridis (Ken, Australia) Super Seniors (Over 75) Neville Lucas – Waimakariri Women: Women’s Overall Gross – Keith Plier Trophy -Hilary Lovett – (Ashburton) by 20 shots!; Women’s Net – Bob Harrington Trophy – Trish Clarke (Darfield); Women’s Trophy – Askew Trophy – Glenys Plowman (Turangi). Scheppes Trophy for teams from 1 club – Alexandra; Kakapo Trophy for teams from a golfing district – Waikato/Bay of Plenty; Andrew Fenemor Trophy – NZ vs Australia – New Zealand (comfortably)

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby

Rakaia Women’s Golf Open Tournament April 10 Grade 1: 0-18.4 Best Gross and Roseville Senior Trophy: Jane Pangborn 83, Best Nett Jan Clucas (Mayfield) 74, Best Stableford Pip Deans (Hororata) 28, R/up Stableford Pam Brewer (Templeton) 27 by lot from Heather McKimmie. Longest Drive Jane Pangborn, 2nd shot nearest pin Jan Clucas Grade 2: 18.5-25.5 Best Gross and Roseville Junior Trophy: Teresa Booker 95, R/up Gross Tania Wilson (Methven) 97, Best Nett Jill Burrowes 78, R/up Nett Sally Smith 79, Best Stableford Lorraine Olliver (Hororata) 28, R/up Stableford Mary Stone (Methven) 26 by lot from Carolyn Darby (Temuka). Longest Drive Carolyn Darby, 2nd shot nearest pin Carolyn Darby Grade 3: 25.6-40.4 Best Gross Sue Martin 102, R/up Gross Fay Redfern (Methven) 109 by lot from Francie Edge (Fairlie), Best Nett Joan Johns 75, R/ up net Bronwyn Oakley 77, Best Stableford Freda Bierema 28, Longest Drive Freda Bierema, 2nd shot nearest pin Freda Bierema, Sanford Trophy Sue Martin on countback from Joan Johns (Mayfield). Nearest pin over all grades: Jan Clucas

Rakaia Ladies Golf Connelly Cup, Extra Medal April 9 Jane Pangborn 74, Bronwyn Oakly 74, Lorraine Stagg 74 9 Holers: Best Gross Trophy Marg Loyd 57 and Lillian O’Hanlon 57 Railway Tavern 2nd Shot No. 3: Freda Bierema; Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd Shot No. 6 Grace Lambert Nearest Pin No. 8: Sally Smith Chertsey Spraying Nearest Pin No. 15: Sally Smith; S. Quinn 2nd Shot No. 17 Val Bell

Tinwald Golf Club 4BB – Findlay Cup qualifying April 12 Michael Thomas and Greg Hubbard 62, Paul Boon and Cameron Miller 65, Kerry Whiting and John Smitheram 66, Ryan Ford and Adam Marshall 66. Nearest pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Warren Eddington. Gluyas Ford # 6; Neil Rayner.

Ross Stobie in action at the National Left Handed Golf Champiphoto donna wylie 090414-dw-032 onship last week. Bedrock Bar and Stonegrill # 12; Ryan Ford. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Snow Pierce. Two’s: Snow Pierce, Neil Rayner, Ryan Ford, Greg Hubbard, Alan Anderson Net Eagle; # 6 Not struck

■ Croquet Waireka Croquet Club Prize Winners – 2013/2014 Season Assn Open C/Ship – Dulcie Denley Tray Logan McCorkindale; Int. C/Ship - Horan Cup Edmund Fordyce; B. Grade C/Ship – Morrison Plate Logan McCorkindale. C. Grade C/Ship – Noeline Scott Salver Carolyn Fordyce; Silver Buttons – Intermediate Edmund Fordyce; B. Grade Logan McCorkindale; C. Grade Carolyn Fordyce Wednesday – Senior Most Points Helen Knight Tray - Vera Fisher; Jnr Most Points – Hardwick Cup Logan McCorkindale Saturday Play – Silver Mallet Snr Raylene Phillips; Jnr. Dulcie Pierre Breaks Int. Hazel Leonard Tanker Edmund Fordyce – 9 hoops; Art Petrie Trophy B Grade Logan McCorkindale – 9 hoops; Reg Coombes Trophy C Grade Carolyn Fordyce – 4 hoops; Alexander/Tull Trophy B.C. H/ Cap Logan McCorkindale – 10 Golf Croquet Silver Button – Intermediate Audrey Leath; Advanced Jeanette Lovett; Resource Plate Handicap Singles Audrey Leath; Pat Burgess Tray – Tuesday play Audrey Leath; Ruby Ferriman Cup – Saturday play Annette King. Golf Croquet C/Ship Shield Advanced Andrew Hawthorne; Primary Laurent Fifield Trophies presented through Season

Association Centennial Goblets Barbara Field, Robin Johnston Allenton Golf Croquet – Donaldson Trays Shona Taylor and Eleanor Murray W/End and Interclub Doubles Awamoa Handicap Singles – Interclub Waireka Cup – Bev Blair; R/Up Trophy - Sue Lamb

■ Netball Heartland Mid Canterbury Netball Senior April 12 Premier Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A 15 v United KFC A 13, Celtic Vetent A 35 v Methven Wareings A 12, College Configure Express A 41 v College B 9 Senior A Methven EuroAgri B 18 v Celtic C 21, Smith & Church Collegiate A 30 v Rakaia A 22, Celtic B 17 v Wilson Bulk Transport Allenton A 25 Senior B College U18 15 v College Y10A 48, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B 50 v College Y10B 19, College U17 3 v Methven Brown Pub White 53 Senior Reserve A Celtic D 14 v Methven R & R Haulage U18A 27, Tinwald South Black 24 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold 18, College Y9A 25 v Celtic E 22 Senior Reserve B College U16A 22 v Methven South Pacific Seeds U18B 18, College Y9B 9 v Celtic U18 10, United KFC B 15 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C 25 2nd Grade Southern Livestock Exchange Ltd 34 v Methven LH Farm Co U15A 17, College U16B 11 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17 19, Bedrock Bar & Stonegrill Allenton B 20 v College U15A 18 3rd Grade Methven Blue Pub Black 25 v College Blue 3, College U15B 9 v Celtic F 28, Allenton C 8 Celtic U15 29, Hampstead

April 9 Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy – Round 3: Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar 37 v Allenton Grieve Construction 0; Hampstead 3 v Methven R and R Haulage 10; Tinwald 12 v Rakaia Murray Hood Baling 19; Southern Tinwald Tavern v Collegiate Eclipse Services; Bye: Mt Somers April 12 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Competition – Round 2 Section One: Devon Tavern Hampstead 7 v Darfield 13; Southbridge 59 v Kaiapoi 10; PWL Methven 37 V Oxford 0; Prebbleton 8 v Ashley 25; Bye: REL Rakaia Section Two Ohoka 11 v Darryl Phillips Motors Celtic 23; Burn/Duns/Irw 34 v West Melton 11; Claas Harvest Centre Southern 13 v Lincoln 17; Saracens 22 v Waihora 42; Bye: Glenmark Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Hampstead 19 v Collegiate Eclipse Services 8; Methven R and R Haulage 10 v Mt Somers 19; Southern Tinwald Tavern v Allenton Grieve Construction, Southern win by default; Tinwald 26 v Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar 9; Bye: Rakaia Murray Hood Baling Colts Banks Peninsula 12 v Celtic Euro Agri 21; Rolleston 13 v West Melton 41, Prebbleton 6 v Lincoln 44; Springston 8 v Waihora 31; Darfield 3 v Kirwee 24; The Press Cup - Friendly game Ashburton College 31 v St Bedes 2nd XV 3 Under 18: Hurunui 24 v Malvern Combined 24; Springston/Southbridge 21 v Kaiapoi 14; Tinwald/Celtic 26 v Waihora 24; Meth/ Allen/Rak 5 Oxford/Woodend 34; Bye: Rangiora HS Under 16: Woodend/Ohoka v Kaiapoi; Prebbleton 42 v Oxford 5; Ashley 10 v Lincoln 19; Malvern Combine 17 v Celtic Harnett Contracting 20; Harlequins 38 v West Melton 22; Waihora 34 v Rolleston 29, Under 14.5: Southern BR Jones Contracting 22 v Hampstead MC Mechanical 72; Methven Seed Cleaning 7 v Allenton 58; Bye: Celtic Fowler Homes Under 13: Methven Snowfed Builders 36 v Celtic Lysaght Glass 12; Tinwald H&L Jones Excavation 12 v Hampstead Unique Solutions 50; Bye: Southern Hinds Cartage Under 11 1/2 Hampstead Dave Jackson Painting 65 v Rakaia Synlait Farms 5; Methven Mt Hutt Station 7 v Methven Allenton Physio 49; Southern HCT 17 v Allenton 66; Tinwald Barry Whittaker Contracting 53 v Celtic Ashburton Online 15.

■ Shooting Smallbore Rifle Shooting Mayfield Club, April 7 Grace Austin 62.1, Robert Spencer 43, Andrew Donaldson 96.3, John Fleming 96.4, Carl Nordqvist 98.3, Pip McClintock 94.3, Brent Austin 95.3, Andrew Spencer 84, Martin Fleming 100.3.

Mid Ca nterbury Sports Awards 2014 Act now to acknowledge our local outstanding achievers in sport THIS WEEK IS THE FINAL WEEK TO SEND IN NOMINATIONS FOR THE SPORTS AWARDS.


• To be held Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Hotel Ashburton.

now open!

• Nominations close Thursday, April 24, 2014.


Nomination forms are available from • Sport Canterbury MID CANTERBURY on 03 307 0475 or • Can be picked up from the Ashburton Guardian, 161 Burnett St, Ashburton

Proudly brought to you by - Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Trust and Sport Canterbury MID CANTERBURY

The success of this event requires your support with nominations, so act now.




DRAWS ■ Bowls Ashburton v North Canterbury Ashburton team to play North Canterbury - North Canterbury April 27 M Sheard(s), K Mackenzie, D Turner, N Atkinson. G Wilson (s), A Crawford, J Cuthbertson, L Hurst. K Smith (s), M Nordqvist, W Lee, J Hardy. R Bennett (s), C Talbot, G Hurst, Mrs Smith. M Lawson (s), Mat Bassett, M Markham, B Laird. R Ellis (s), M Bassett, M Sunbeam, A Peck. Any player not able to play, please contact Michael 3088269 or 0272788166, if texting please leave name. Transport (to be arranged at a later date) will be by car. A cost for lunch will be advised.

■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club April 19 Draw for the Morag Trophy drawn partner South African stableford. Morning players will have a clubhouse draw for an 8am start. Players are asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. Starters: am. P Hefford. pm. L Jackson (committee). Cards; committee

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby April 17 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Competition –

Round 3 Section One Darfield v PWL Methven, Darfield 3, 7.30pm, M Gameson, J Morrison, G McMillan; Oxford v Kaiapoi, Oxford Oval, 7.30pm, S Laird, L Inch, D Chinnery; Prebbleton v Southbridge, Prebbleton 1, 7.15pm, J Lamers, R Goodman, G Schwass; Bye: Ashley Section Two Darryl Philips Motors Celtic v Glenmark Celt 1, 7.30pm, A McGirr, K Opele, P Hunt; Ohoka v Burn/Duns/Irw, Mandeville 1, 7pm, G Inch, J Archer, R Lane; West Melton v Claas Harvest Centre Southern, West Melton 1, 7pm, B Ward, G Peddie, D Sullivan; Lincoln v Waihora, Lincoln 1, 7pm, A Hotop, A McMIllan, C Parker; Bye: Saracens Mid Canterbury Rugby April 19 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Competition – Round 3 Section One also Luisetti Watters Cup Round Watters Cup Round – Devon Tavern Hampstead v REL Rakaia, Hamp 1, 2.45pm, G Shaw, K Pottinger, TBA Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy – Round 5 Collegiate Eclipse Services v Methven R and R Haulage, Coll 1, 2.30pm, C Kelland; Hampstead v Rakaia Murray Hood Baling, Hamp 1, 1pm, K Pottinger; Mt Somers v Allenton Grieve Construction, Mt Som 1, 2.30pm, M Gallaghar; Tinwald v Southern Tinwald Tavern, Tin 1, 2.30pm, P McKnight; Bye: Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar No Rugby for Colts, Under 18, 16, 14.5, 13, 11.5, 10, 9, 8, 7 & 6 Grades Mid Canterbury Rugby April 22 Friendly - Ashburton College v Shirley Boys High, Ashburton – Venue TBA, 12 (Noon), G Shaw Mid Canterbury Rugby April 23 Mid Canterbury XV v Kanto (East Japan RFU), Celtic 1, 7pm, K Opele, G Shaw, Japan Ref

Birthday Greetings

Big win for Currie

Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Mia Muggleton

Methven’s Braden Currie and his Team NZ Adventure have collected another winner’s check in the Wenzhou Adventure Race in China. The team had won the opening stage and produced another solid effort to take the win on day two and hold a handy advantage at the midway point of the race. Day two started with a big stair climb to a temple and then back down for a 10km run flat run. Stage two was a torturous paddle, ploughing for an hour and a half into the current, sticking close to the bank. Stage three was the Mountain Bike leg where the team spent a substantial amount of time alongside the Kiwi team Thule. The final stage was an abseil off a building, after they first had to be run up. It was a second win but the team are well aware the race can often rely on luck and it is still close racing.

“Congratulations on your graduation from Ruma Whakawhanui – The Extension Room. Happy Birthday and happy school days from all your friends and teachers at Childs Play Preschool, Tinwald” Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

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9.30am ST DAVID’S WALKING GROUP. Meet outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises for all abilities. Social hall, M.S.A. Havelock Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop open for the sale of preloved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.40am MID CANTERBURY MENS PROBUS CLUB.

Wednesday 9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Batpist 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.



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2014 Easter Advertising Deadlines - Classifieds The office will be CLOSED Good Friday, April 18, Saturday, April 19 and Easter Monday, April 21. There is no publication on Good Friday, April 18. We will be open again 8am, Tuesday, April 22, 2013

Run-ons / Single Columns / Announcements / Death Notices / Greetings* Publishing Date • Thursday, April 17 • Friday, April 18 • Saturday, April 19 • Monday, April 21 • Tuesday, April 22 • Wednesday, April 23

Booking Deadline 4.30pm, Wednesday, April 16 No publication 3pm, Thursday, April 17 3pm, Thursday, April 17 3pm, Thursday, April 17 Normal deadlines resume

* Birthday Greetings with a photo are required TWO working days prior to booking deadline date * Daily Events - required THREE working days prior to the booking deadline date

Display Classifieds Publishing Date • Thursday, April 17 • Friday, April 18 • Saturday, April 19 • Monday, April 21 • Tuesday, April 22 • Wednesday, April 23

Booking Deadline 2pm, Wednesday, April 16 No publication 12 noon, Thursday, April 17 12 noon, Thursday, April 17 12 noon, Thursday, April 17 Normal deadlines resume

Public Notice Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Public notice of application for on-licence, off-licence, or club licence (or application for variation of conditions of onlicence, off-licence, or club licence) Amit Thakar & Gauri Thakar, 30 Beach Road, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the renewal (or issue or variation of conditions) of an off licence in respect of the premises situated at 30 Beach Road, Ashburton known as Beach Road Store & Video. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is: Grocery Store. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 7am 9pm (7 days). The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary, Ashburton District Licensing Committee, PO Box 94, Ashburton District Council No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 105 (1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Monthly meeting with a mini and main speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet singles. The Domain, Philip Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Tai Chi maintenance class. Social hall, M.S.A. Havelock Street. 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. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.15pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Foot clinic, for appointments phone Marjorie Smith 307-1682. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street.

2.00pm ST STEPHEN’S ANGLIAN CHURCH. Senior Parishioners Easter Communion Service. Park Street. 6.30pm MID CANTERBURY RUGBY SUPPORTERS CLUB. Annual General Meeting, Ashburton Showgrounds, Brucefield Avenue. 7.30pm FOREST AND BIRD. A.G.M. followed by a trip to Northern Isles of Scotland. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises, ideal for users of mobility aids. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet doubles, The Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm

GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Instructor Annette 307-7138a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking

group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.30pm ASHBURTON TRAVEL CLUB. Jenny Manton speaking about her voluntary work in Papau New Guinea. St David’s Church Lounge, Allens Road. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street.

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Deadline Sale The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $840,000 on or before 2pm, Wed 23 Apr 2014 View Wed 12.30-1.30pm

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Welcome home to this perfectly positioned three bedroom home. Situated for the sun it boasts large open plan living, galley kitchen, attached garaging and extra 3mx4.5m garage/workshop. Walking distances to the CBD it is a must see.

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The Vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $395,000 on or before 2pm, Tues 6 May 2014 View Wed 12.30-1.30pm

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If you have been seeking a near new townhouse/house on an easy care section with ample garaging and outbuildings, set nicely for the sun with plenty of off street parking and easy access then the looking is over. VIEW Wednesday 16 Apr 12.30 - 1.15pm


Back unit of two. Set nicely for the sun, this home offers affordable housing on an easily manageable section. Nice outdoor areas with accessible carport. As a home or investment. VIEW Wednesday 16 Apr 12.30 - 1.15pm










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Always sought after in this location. Substantial family home within easy walking distance to towns main amenities all the things you would expect to find in this quality home and more including spacious living areas, a wonderful conservatory and nice indoor outdoor flow. Private rear section and a host of outbuildings. A must to view. View By Appointment






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FOR SALE Mazda Capella. 1995 Mazda Capella 5 speed manual. Registered and warranted. 196,000 kms very good condition. Runs well $2500 or near offer. Please phone after 7pm 03 308 SUN CONTROL WINDOW 5800. TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes FOR SALE & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone 2009 PIAGGIO 49cc scooter. Craig Rogers your ONLY 4976km, 4 stroke, rego on local applicator 307 6347 or hold $1450, mint condition, jet 0800TINTER. Member of black, please phone 308 2440. Master Tinters NZ.

FOR SALE 1/2 PRICE SALE ITEMS. Hand held espresso machines, coffee canisters, candle holders and soaps. Come into to Kitchen Kapers in the Arcade and check out our sale table with everything at least 50% off!!! EASTER IS NEARLY HERE! Yummy icing Easter eggs, chocolate egg moulds, crates to display your delicious eggs or Easter fudge gift boxes. Also lots of cute wee chickens and bunnies in at Kitchen Kapers The Arcade.


BORED out of your tree, need some excitement? Give me a call. Xander. Busty and attractive. Phone 021 0233 9259 (no texting) No time wasters.

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Puzzles Tuesday, April 15, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Beneath the surface it may have electricity flowing on top (12) 8. One not admitted to the team might tour around (8) 9. Starts letting it all rebuke Ananias (4) 11. Hail to the classical ointment (5) 12. How hairy her suit may be (7) 13. Chance getting the right ski crossed (4) 15. One’s inclination is to be crooked (4) 19. Taken apart like it says below (7) 20. Marble Lord had the Spanish spirit (5) 22. Sort of iron box worn by the Japanese (4) 23. It takes coat off while she takes everything off (8) DOWN 24. Toast giving one a dirty 2. About one’s first appearance in look? (3,2,4,3) the Garden Province (5) 3. Prepared copy of deed perhaps to include it (6) 4. Council leader might cheer this help for working mums (6) 5. Fastidious diner may cut up pie to make it better (7) 6. After 300 years, centre yet ran out of it (12) 7. Opposition to innovation can’t miss over-development (12) 10. A number of small things to cook in a pan (3)




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














YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Fiscal 8. Lease 9. Bailiff 11. Tropical 12. Stray 15. Miss 16. Shy 17. Moor 19. Jiffy 21. Belabour 24. Lasting 25. Fluff 26. Porter Down 2. Inapt 3. Collapse 4. Lift 5. Slope 6. Marc 7. Seal 10. Frightful 12. Some 13. Embitter 14. Pray 18. Abaft 20. Fence 21. Buff 22. Loud 23. Ramp QUICK Across 1. Fiends 5. Educed 9. Helmet 10. B-movie 11. Stud 12. Ramparts 14. Lancet 16. Nipper 19. Guide dog 21. Tick 22. Troops 23. Relish 24. Needle 25. Elapse Down 2. Inertia 3. Nomadic 4. Saturated 6. Dam up 7. Cover-up 8. Dresser 13. Menagerie 14. Lighten 15. Noisome 17. Patella 18. Excuses 20. Expel



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14. Multiplied by itself, it evened the account (7) 16. Poem that expresses some modernity (3) 17. Artificial cave has got to have right of entry (6) 18. One’s calling on me to have a row (6) 21. West Indian fish has dog up to pry right away (5)

QUICK ACROSS 1. Wan (4) 8. Peter Pan land (5-5) 9. Current existence (8) 10. Final words (abbr) (4) 12. Spite (6) 14. Gently mocked (6) 15. Discoverer (6) 17. Bring into being (6) 18. Responsibility (4) 19. Entire (8) 21. Implausible excuses (colloq) (5,5) 22. Level (4)

DOWN 2. Lapse of normal standards (10) 3. Concludes (4) 4. Give expression to (6) 5. Pressing (6) 6. Move to another place (8) 7. Worry (4) 11. Incompetence (10) 13. Diligence (8) 16. Repeat aloud (6) 17. Attractive, pleasing to the eye (6) 18. Awkward or stupid people (4) 20. Endure (4)


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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS CHAMBERS, Sadie Florence – Passed away on April 11, 2014 with Len and her family nearby. Daughter of the late IH and FE Penrose. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Winnie and the late Ron Chapman. The late Alma and the late Bill Lay. The late Shona Penrose. Shirley and the late Charlie Cullimore. Pat and the late Ivan Penrose. Audrey and Malcolm Bruce. June Page. Respected aunty of her nieces and nephews. Funeral to be held in Nelson. THOMAS, Ronald Desmond (Ron) – On April 12, 2014. Son of the late Bill and Myrtle. Loved brother and brother in law of Dulcie and Ivan Lyttle, Bev and Neil Owen and Noeleen and the late Wally Thomas. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Selling Houses Australia 30 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale AO Cameron waits for Debbie to decide; David and Dom are full of trepidation; Ruby tells Ali about her mother’s offer. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 Tina’s life is on the line; Paul has a surprise for Eileen; Sunita and Karl are caught in a web of lies. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Supergiant Animals PGR Steve Backshall travels around the world to see some of the most charismatic supergiant animals, and finds out the things their size enables them to do. 0 8:35 24 Hours in A&E AO 0 9:40 F Women Behind Bars – Life and Death in Indiana AO 0 10:40 One News Tonight 0 11:10 Major Crimes AO Sharon’s husband returns to get to know Rusty; a drug arrest goes badly. 0 12:05 Coppers AO 3 0 1:10 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 2 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Heaven’s Kitchen Cookbook Recipes using organic produce. 7am Lonely Planet’s Year Of Adventures 8am Travel Wild 8:30 World’s Greenest Homes 9am Locomotion – Dan Snow’s History Of Railways 10am House Wreck Rescue 11am Baggage Battles 11:30 Back Of House A glimpse into the heart and soul of the world’s best restaurants and celebrated chefs. Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Lonely Planet’s Year Of Adventures 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:20 Race To Dakar PGR 3:30 World’s Greenest Homes 4pm Cheese Slices 4:30 Escape To River Cottage 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Travel Wild 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 Selling Houses 10:30 Barter Kings 11:30 Dirty Tricks Of The Tradesmen PGR


Midnight Dream Jobs 12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am My Dream Home 3am Sarah Benny’s Selling Houses 4am Auction Hunters 4:30 Travel Wild 5am Cheese Slices 5:30 Escape To River Cottage


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:55 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 12:30 Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 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 Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 F Nabbed A simple stop for car theft uncovers a serial fraudster. 0 8pm Cops Uncut PGR 0 8:30 Step Dave 0 9:30 Revenge AO The wedding of the century arrives, and Emily’s plan is working to perfection – or so she thinks. 0 10:30 Scandal AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Nanny 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO Former Baseball Wives’ cast member Anna Benson discusses the motivations behind her July 2013 attack on her estranged husband. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Oz discusses a recent US government move to permit chicken processed in China to be sold in grocery stores. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5pm The Block – Sky High The twins and Trixie have the same idea of an ambient fireplace in their living rooms. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Grand Designs PGR Confirmed city dwellers Michael and Phil move to the country to run a farm, start a micro-brewery, and create a large, dramatic 21st-century farmhouse to live in. 0 8:30 NCIS AO 0 9:30 NCIS – LA AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11:30 Body Of Proof AO 3 0 12:25 Embarrassing Bodies AO 3 0 1:20 Infomercials 2:25 Hart Of Dixie 3 0 3:10 Secret Life Of The American Teenager PGR 3 3:55 Jeremy Kyle USA AO 3 4:40 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11pm N The Good Wife AO 11:25 Entertainment Tonight Kalinda’s estranged husband forces 11:50 Infomercials his way back into her life; Alicia fights for Zach’s rights when he is targeted by an overzealous state trooper. Midnight Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials


10am Korero Mai 3 Beginner Level. 11am Toku Reo 3 Beginner Level. 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 3 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o te

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 Exploding Sun MV 11:20 CSI – Miami MV


12:20 Monk PGV 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 SVU MV 2:35 Falling Skies MV 3:25 Exploding Sun MV 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG


6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 8am Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 8:35 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 8:45 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 3 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Wonder Pets 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Craig’s new helper monkey turns vicious. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0

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. 2pm Doctor Who PGR 3 In the search for Melody Pond, the Tardis crash lands in pre-Second World War Berlin, where the Doctor bumps into one of history’s most infamous villains. 3pm Popstar To Operastar 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 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3

7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR 8pm The Cleveland Show PGR 8:30 M Airheads AO 1994 Comedy. Members of a failed rock band try to force a radio station to play their song by staging a takeover with fake guns. Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi. 10:30 90210 PGR

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 8:30 M 7 Seconds AO 2005 Action. When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting. Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite. 10:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 11:05 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping


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9am Road To The Fifa World Cup The buildup to Rio de Janeiro, exploring the teams, cities and stadiums that will take part in the 2014 Fifa World Cup. 9:30 Football – A-League Highlights Show 10am Football League Show 10:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Highlanders v Bulls. 12:30 Aussie Rules – AFL (Replay) St Kilda v Adelaide. 3:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Replay) West Coast Fever v Queensland Firebirds. 5pm Netball – ANZ Championship (Replay) Northern Mystics v Mainland Tactix. From Trusts Arena in Auckland. 6:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Cheetahs v Crusaders. From Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. 8:30 Rugby Nation Hosted by Tony Johnson. 9:30 #SkyRugby Hosted by Jeff Wilson. 10pm Golf Focus Brendan Telfer, Phil Tataurangi and guests provide analysis and highlights from the world’s greatest golf tournaments.

11pm Football – Rise As One 11:30 #SkyRugby Midnight Fox Sports News 12:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Warriors v Bulldogs. 1am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Reds v Brumbies. 3am Darts – Premier League (Replay)

SKY SPORT 2 Motu 3 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Iwi Anthems 3 8pm Fusion Feasts 8:30 M Man On Wire PGR 2008 Documentary. Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau. 10:15 Whare Taonga 3 2 10:45 Tagata Pasifika 11:15 Te Kaea 3 2 11:45 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG Man v Ice. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Inside Story, the. 8:30 MythBusters PG Paper Crossbow. 9:30 MythBusters PG 10:30 Futurescape With James Woods PG 11:30 Fatal Encounters M 12:30 Dates From Hell M 1:30 I’d Kill For You M 2:30 Auction Hunters 3pm Auction Hunters 3:30 Yukon Men PG 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG 6:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 7:30 World’s Top Five PG 8:30 World’s Biggest Ship PG 9:30 JFK – The Lost Tapes PG 10:30 Game Of Pawns PG 11pm Dead Of Night M


Midnight True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M 1am Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 1:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 2am Everything You Need To Know PG 2:30 Man v Wild PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Flying Wild Alaska PG 5:30 Man v Wild PG


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MOVIES PREMIERE 6:55 Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters 16VL 2013 Action. Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton. 8:25 Shadow Witness MC 2012 Thriller. Kevin Sorbo. 9:45 The Making Of The Bourne Legacy MV 2012 10am A Dark Truth 16V 2012 Action. Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria. 11:45 Tell Tale 16VLS 2011 Thriller. 1:20 Red Lights MVL 2012 Thriller. 3:10 Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters 16VL 2013 Action. 4:40 Biography – Queen Latifah PG 2007 Documentary. 5:30 Made… The Movie PG 2010 Comedy. 6:55 The Woman In Black MC 2012 Horror. 8:30 21 And Over 16VLS 2013 Comedy. 10:10 Taken 2 MV 2012 Action. 11:45 Fertile Ground 18V 2011 Horror.


1:20 The Making Of Fast And Furious 6 PG 1:45 Made… The Movie PG 2010 Comedy. 3:10 Biography – Queen Latifah PG 2007 Documentary. 4am Fertile Ground 18V 2011 Horror. 5:35 The Woman In Black MC 2012 Horror.

6am The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 6:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Storm v Dragons. From AAMI Park in Melbourne. 8:30 Monday Night With Matty Johns Matty Johns and guests discuss the weekend of rugby league 7 Seconds in the NRL premiership. 8:30pm on Prime 9:30 Golf Focus Brendan Telfer, Phil Tataurangi and guests provide MOVIES GREATS analysis and highlights from the 6:20 Happy Gilmore ML 1996 world’s greatest golf tournaments. Comedy. Adam Sandler, Christopher 10:30 Cycling – Paris-Roubaix McDonald, Julie Bowen. 7:50 After The Sunset MVLS 2004 Crime. Pierce Race (Replay) Brosnan, Salma Hayek. 9:25 Closer 2:30 Football – Spurs TV 16LS 2004 Drama. Julia Roberts, Jude West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Law, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman. Hotpsur. 11:10 Drop Dead Gorgeous ML 5:30 Football – Rise As One 1999 Comedy. Kirsten Dunst, Ellen 6pm Football League Show Barkin, Kirstie Alley. 12:45 Chocolat Highlights from the latest games in MVS 2000 Drama. Johnny Depp, every division. Juliette Binoche. 2:45 The First Wives Club PGL 1996 Comedy. 6:30 Boxing – King In The Ring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane (Replay) Keaton. 4:25 The Legend Of Zorro 10:30 The Ultimate Fighter MV 2005 Action. Antonio Banderas, Australia v Canada. Catherine Zeta-Jones. 6:35 The Beach 16VLS 2000 Drama. A single-elimination tournament, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Carlyle, with the two division winners Tilda Swinton. crowned in finale bouts. 8:30 Run, Fat Boy, Run ML 2007 WEDNESDAY Comedy. 12:30 The Ultimate Fighter 10:10 Along Came A Spider MV 2001 Thriller. Australia v Canada. 11:50 The First Wives Club PGL 1:30 Arena Access 1996 Comedy. A show that highlights upcoming WEDNESDAY pay-per-view events in boxing, 1:30 The Legend Of Zorro MV 2005 Action. 3:40 The Beach 16VLS 2000 wrestling and mixed martial arts. Drama. 5:35 Run, Fat Boy, Run ML 2am Boxing – King In The Ring 2007 Comedy. (Replay)

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Easter Hop may be consigned to history BY JONATHAN LEASK


The Ashburton Harriers’ Easter Hop 10 mile run-walk will not be held this for the first time in around 20 years, and may be lost for ever. The annual 10 mile run has been a feature event on the club’s calendar for a number of years, but declining numbers and some “unforeseen circumstances” forced the cancellation of this year’s race, with harriers president Ian Broad-

belt saying it potentially could be “gone for good”. “The slowly declining numbers, the fact it was getting harder to get consents and meet safety regulations and things like that meant we decided not to hold it this year. “Once you cancel things like this it’s hard to get them back but we are looking at doing something different in the future.” The club is looking into a new annual feature race at Lake Hood,

which would provide an easier location to gain consent, and avoid a case like last year when there were almost as many marshalls as there were runners. The harriers held their annual cross country handicap race at the Tinwald Domain on Saturday, with the 2km course providing plenty of challenges in cool conditions for the 11 walkers and 10 runners who completed the course. In the men’s 6km handicap first

home was Bruce Henderson in 37:22, ahead of Kerry Clough (39:33) and Ian Broadbelt (35:36). The fastest over the course was Joe Ford in 33:06, while Alison Conway was the fastest woman over 6km clocking 32:58. The first handicap walker home was Chrissie Stratford in 48:35 over the 6km with Patrice Ansell (42:11) second and Dave Strong (third) 42:12. The first fastest walker home was Ansell 42:11.

The Ashburton Harriers Club get under way in the club’s annual Handicap Cross Country Championships at the Tinwald Domain on Saturday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 120414-TM-126


Crash destroys Hayden’s Paris-Roubaix hopes BY JONATHAN LEASK


Ashburton cyclist Hayden Roulston was apologetic after causing a crash during the 257km Paris-Roubaix road race yesterday. A week earlier Roulston was receiving pats on the back after helping Trek factory racing team-mate Fabian Cancellara to the win in the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, he was apologising for his hindrance in the 112th edition of Paris Roubaix, the third the third monument of the spring classic season known as the Hell of the North. “Really sorry for the guys that

crashed with me today in Roubaix. I feel so bad! I got my wheel caught in mud and on the gutter. Hope Everyone is ok,” he posted on Twitter. The Trek team was driving the pace on the front of the pack when Roulston clipped the kerb and crashed, taking race favourite Cancellara, who was on his wheel, and half a dozen other riders down too. Roulston was unable to finish the race, however, Cancellara dusted himself off and got back into the thick of the action to lead with 14km to go, but couldn’t pull off the comeback win.

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Dutch rider Niki Terpstra then staged a late attack to stun the favourite and win the classic. German sprinter John Degenkolb won the sprint for second, 20 seconds ahead of Cancellara. Jack Bauer was the best-placed New Zealander in 105th, 13min 43sec behind Terpstra. Roulston’s Trek Racing teammate Jesse Sergent was 120th almost five minutes further back. Sam Bewley (Orica) also failed to finish after crashing out and requires hand surgery, breaking two bones in his left hand and also required stitches in his face.

Hayden Roulston on the deck after causing a crash in the Paris-Roubaix.

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