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In 1964 John Knight was asked to do a month’s trial as a school bus driver. Fifty years on, he’s still driving school buses, ferrying Lauriston School kids to and from school every day. It’s something he sort of fell into, but it’s something he came to love. Mr Knight was in his 20s and working on his mixed farm in the area when the opportunity arose to drive the Rokeby School bus. “Someone rang me up and asked if I would give it a month’s trial and a funny thing happened, he didn’t call me back at the end of the month,” Mr Knight said. It worked in well with his farming work. “There were plenty of days I was happy to get out of the shearing shed and say I’ve got to go and do the school run,” Mr Knight said. He’s no longer farming, but he still spends four days every school week taking kids to and from school. He’s now driving the children of children he drove to school in his early years of bus driving but is yet to welcome the third generation on board his bus; the changing rural landscape has put a stop to that with an in-

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crease in dairying seeing families moving around a lot more than they used to. He’s also seen plenty of physical changes to the Mid Canterbury landscape. “When I started there was one sealed road in the area and that was the Rakaia Barrhill Meth-

ven Road, and there was a small sealed strip in front of the Rokeby School,” he said. He still has the odd shingle road to tackle and they’re not always in the best condition, only getting graded when people complain about them. But he’s happy in his work. He

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New portrait of Queen

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch’s 88th birthday. The black-and-white photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace in March, shows the queen smiling broadly. Bailey described his subject as a “very strong woman” with “very kind eyes with a mischievous glint.” The portrait, unveiled Sunday for the queen’s birthday on Monday, was commissioned for a government campaign to promote Britain’s heritage and tourism to potential visitors abroad. Britain’s monarchy and royal history is one of the biggest drivers of its strong tourism industry. The queen celebrates two birthdays each year: Her actual one on April 21 is celebrated privately, while a public ceremony in June marks the occasion with a Trooping the Color parade in London.


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Discovery cancels Everest jump The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil’s planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday. Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said that the network’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherpa community of guides who were the victims of the avalanche. Jumper Joby Ogwyn already was at Everest in advance of the jump, which was scheduled to be televised live on May 11 worldwide. He was not injured in the avalanche. Discovery had hoped for big ratings with the stunt, and had scheduled several hours of coverage in anticipation.


Versace wins in dramatic fashion Twelve years ago, Luke Versace wasn’t quite quick enough to get out of the way of a raging bull at Pamplona. Last year, Versace was so fat his wife burst out laughing. Yesterday, he proved fast enough - just - to fulfil his destiny and become a Stawell Gift champion. And then he retired on the spot. Running off the front mark of 10m, Versace powered home in 12.268 seconds and had to wait an agonising five minutes before being declared the winner by five thousandths of a second. The connections of runner-up Gus Carty-Cowling (12.273) took a long look at the photo finish before declining to lodge a formal appeal, which seemed a strange decision as even Versace was not convinced he had crossed the line first. Not that he was complaining. Prior to Monday, Versace’s main claim to fame was having his leg badly gored at the Running of the Bulls in Spain in 2002. “It was a terrible experience,” said the Victorian runner. “I put my parents through hell. “When I was in hospital, I promised myself going into surgery if I got right I was going to win the Stawell Gift.”

Cliff Richard addresses gay rumours Cliff Richard has addressed long-standing speculation about his sexuality, insisting that his romantic preference is of no consequence. People have questioned the unmarried British singer’s sexuality for decades, but Richard has repeatedly declined to confirm or deny whether he is gay. Asked on Channel Nine’s A Current Affair whether the rumours bother him, Richard insisted that while he once struggled with the gossip, he no longer cares. “It hurt my family a lot of course,” he said. “It doesn’t really matter to me any more. I have got gay friends. If I was gay would it make any difference? “Would you not come to my concerts if I was gay? I hope not.”


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Miss America’s big date Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the questionand-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch newspaper reported that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organisation’s Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves. Davuluri says her travel schedule will prevent her from attending the dance with Farves. School officials knew Farves intended to ask her to prom and warned him not to do it. Fellow students cheered afterward, but Farves was suspended for misbehaving. He apologised for disrupting Thursday’s event. Davuluri was there to talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths studies.

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Farmers stressed by continued rain By SuSan SandyS

As Mid Canterbury dries out and the sun finally peeps from behind clouds, crop farmers are finding it hard to smile. They are instead suffering from stress due to a dismal April, which they describe as a “drought in reverse”, crippling harvest and causing the loss of annual income. “It’s pretty bloody concerning really from a Feds’ perspective,” said Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers provincial chairperson Chris Allen, who added the

farmer organisation would be talking to members and offering support. “For the cropping sector it’s sort of like having a snowstorm at the moment,” Mr Allen said. The MetService has recorded 130.8 millimetres of rain in the last 30 days at the Ashburton Airport weather station, including 30 millimetres on April 17 and 23.2 millimetres on April 18. Eiffelton farmer and national Federated Farmers arable section chairperson Ian Mackenzie said farmers had had little

opportunity to harvest small seeds such as carrot and radish. Additionally, there were farmers in the foothills who had not harvested their grain crops of wheat and barley, which could be beginning to sprout. For the first time in weeks he had yesterday tried to harvest radish on his farm, but found it “slow and frustrating” with minimal sun and wet ground conditions. “The windows of opportunity to get machines running are pretty short,” Mr Mackenzie said. Meanwhile, heavy rain at the

start of the Easter weekend saw the Ashburton River bankto-bank at the State Highway 1 bridge on Good Friday, when its peak flow reached 351 cubic metres per second at 2.45pm. It was the highest flow for at least the last year, Environment Can-


terbury data shows. River levels at the bridge last climbed over 300 cubic metres per second in October last year. The long range forecast shows cloudy conditions continuing with Saturday the first completely cloud-free day.


Alcohol sales total $18m last year

Ashburton College head girl Sophie Congdon, 17, (left) and Year 12 pupil Kelsey Campbell, 16, were the top performers in their respective year levels last year. Photo Donna Wylie 160414-DW-118

Excellent work earns teens top awards By MyleS HuMe

Most teenagers sitting NCEA are stoked to claim just a few excellence credits, never mind 129. But that’s what Ashburton College pupil Kelsey Campbell did last year in her first year sitting the national test, and along with that claiming the top scholar prize for Year 11. The feat has astounded deputy principal Grant Congdon who says in his time he has nev-

er seen a pupil achieve so highly in NCEA Level 1, with excellence being the highest grade possible in NCEA tests. Kelsey’s effort to achieve 129 excellence credits, with 14 other credits, was revealed to fellow pupils during the college’s academic blues assembly on Tuesday. The 16-year-old last year sat assessments in science, maths, English, art, biology and accounting, and admitted herself she was surprised at just how well she did.

“I did a lot better than I thought I would, and even my parents were a bit surprised because I came out of the external exams not feeling I did as well as I could have,” the 16-year-old said. She has plans to go into the medical field after school, but first wants to claim the top academic award in Year 12 and even be named dux next year. She’s already off to a stellar start with 17 excellence credits already this year. Mr Congdon said Kelsey was

“significantly ahead” of the next highest achieving Year 11 last year, and it was a remarkable effort considering pupils needed 80 credits at any grade to pass Level 1. Head girl Sophie Congdon was the top academic performer for Year 12 last year, her effort seeing her earn a whopping 76 excellence credits total. She was extremely happy with her marks, saying the key was to take advantage during internal assessments throughout the year.

Draft results for the year show the Ashburton Trust achieved total sales of more than $18 million last year. That figure is on par with the previous year in spite of a 2 per cent slowdown in March that was driven by increased competition in the late night market, said chief executive Giles Beal. While the trust’s late night venue The Shed had lower sales during the month, other bars, restaurants and taverns were trading at a higher level than the previous year, he said. Sales through bottle stores were four per cent up during the month. Accommodation sales had continued to hold up well with solid forward bookings but increasing competition would come from Christchurch as more hotels came back on stream, Mr Beal said. Looking ahead in the new trading year, he anticipates the late night market will continue to be challenging due both to increased competition and to a changing regulatory environment. “Management are exploring a number of options to address this issue, however, until there is sufficient clarity around the proposed local alcohol policy and its possibly detrimental effects on the Ashburton market, strategies to address this are limited,” he said. The trust’s cash flow was strong and plans for reinvestment projects were being worked through for the new trading year, Mr Beal said.

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Anzac Day service at marae By Toni Williams

Hakatere Marae will again host an Anzac Day remembrance service to remember those who fought for man and country. It will be their second remembrance service. Last year’s inaugural event saw about 60 people attend. The service was open to all

members of the public and timed for after the Ashburton dawn service. Anzac Day - April 25 - is held on the first day of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli in 1914 The date is now a national day of remembrance for all those who went to battle, fought or died in all wars, conflicts or peacekeeping duties.

Hakatere Marae will pay special tribute to the Maori soldiers of the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion (WWI) and those of the 28th Maori Battalion (WWII). Those who attend at the Hakatere Marae at Fairton will bypass the peace oak tree at the gate that was planted in 1919 to remember the soldiers from within the Fairton community.

It was planted at the site which was home to Fairton School at the time. The Anzac service will include music and guard of honour by a newly trained youth Maori taiaha troupe. Ashburton College principal/ lieutenant colonel Grant McMillan will be the speaker. The Anzac service begins at 7.30am.


One-woman show Eglantyne - a one-woman show exploring the extraordinary life of Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children, human rights activist, radical fundraiser, social reformer – is coming to Ashburton. In 1919, Eglantyne founded Save the Children - responding with humanitarian zeal to the devastating famine in postwar Europe. From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, heartbreaks, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, saving starving children and pioneering universal children’s rights, becoming one of the most influential women of the 20th century and yet one of the least known. Eglantyne the show is a fundraiser for Save the Children and is written and performed by Anne Chamberlain, and directed by KC Kelly. It will go on show at the Ashburton College auditorium on Saturday, May 3 at the Ashburton College auditorium. Tickets can be booked through the Regent Cinema.

Drink drivers caught Ashburton police processed two drunk drivers on Saturday and one on Sunday. An Ashburton male returned a level of 493 micrograms per litre in Ashburton, the same day as another Ashburton man returned a level of 620 micrograms. An Ashburton man was stopped in Ashburton at 7.20am on Sunday after a traffic complaint against his vehicle, and returned a level of 639 micrograms per litre. On Sunday there was a no-injury crash between two vehicles after a driver allegedly failed to give way at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and West Street. Police responded to three domestics over the weekend.

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Sylvia Mann surrounded by her extensive collection of teddy bears.

A young girl was flown to hospital in Blenheim yesterday after an allergic reaction to a wasp sing. An ambulance communications spokeswoman said the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called out about 9.40am after the 10-year-old was stung. She was picked up from Linkwater in the Marlborough Sounds after going into anaphylactic shock, and choppered to Wairau Hospital. The girl was treated and discharged. - APNZ Photo tetsuro MitoMo 170414-tM-008

Sylvia’s room full of teddy bears By CaiTlin PorTer Cameron Courts rest-home resident Sylvia Mann is mad on teddy bears. She has been collecting her beloved bears since her husband died nine years ago. Her room at Cameron Courts is fit to bust with bears; they line the walls, fill the wardrobe, cover the bed and are even positioned on the floor. Mrs Mann moved to Cameron Courts not long after the February 22, 2011 earthquake,

as her home was teddy bears in her damaged. room. She also has View or purchase “My husband althem in the home photos online ways used to say ‘A she used to live in, bear loves to say it where her daughwith a hug’,” Mrs ter-in-law is curMann said. rently staying and “When I came in her daughter’s in [to Cameron house. Courts] and I was She has a few fasigning the papers I said I vourites, although she admits it wouldn’t sign until they signed is hard to choose. one saying that I could have my “My family in Australia sent teddies.” me this one,” Mrs Mann says And sign it they did. Now pointing to a white teddy. “It Mrs Mann has well over 100 sings a little song.”

Another favourite is a Harrods bear that she got in a sale in Ashburton, “I got it for $20,” she said “and they were going for well over $1000 at the time.” “The Elvis bears are some of my favourites too,” she added “as well as the big ‘I love you’ bear that one of my sons got me after my husband died.” Not only does Mrs Mann collect bears but she makes them too, out of fur, towelling and even wool. Mrs Mann has no plans to stop collecting her bears any time soon.

Toy soldiers sell A spike in sales of toy soldiers crafted in Greytown could be on the cards as momentum builds towards the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. Figurine makers Regal Enterprises have started to market a new line of World War 1 soldiers through the Waiouru Army Museum and part-owner Ian Farley - who runs the business with his brother Allan - said this week they will soon be on sale online and at other outlets used by the business. The figurines will complement a “huge range” of toy soldiers already made from the 1914-18 conflict, said Mr Farley, but are different in that they are marching figures. Mr Farley said the marching figures would tie in with the soldiers who marched over the Rimutaka Hill Road to Trentham Military Camp. - APNZ

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Mixed bag for local firewood suppliers By CaiTlin PorTer

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Braided Ribbons Quilting Symposium committee members Paula Lawrence (left) and Ali Bufton do finishing touches before their group hosts a national event this week. Photo toni Williams 160414-tW-280

A feast of quilts By Toni Williams

Colour will be displayed in many forms, shapes and textures as stylish quilts go on show in Ashburton shop windows next week as local quilters get set to host their national symposium. The Ashburton-based Braided Ribbons Quilting Symposium group will host the four-day event at Ashburton Intermediate School, starting on Thursday. The national event was held every two years and was last hosted by Patches of Tasman, in Nelson. Braided Ribbons Quilting Symposium committee member Paula Lawrence said 30 quilts would be placed in shop windows around the central shopping area of Ashburton to promote the symposium. A competition with prizes was planned. About 200 people from throughout the country had booked in for classes and workshops lead by 15 experienced tutors. There is everything from beginners’ basic classes, fibre art with 3D images in a range of textures including metals, through to hand quilting.

“There’ll be lots of different class types,” said Mrs Lawrence. It was expected hundreds more people would be drawn to the merchants’ mall, which was open to the public and gave interested quilters a chance to stock up on supplies. Thirteen nationwide merchants would show their wares in the mall open on Thursday from 1pm till 9pm and then throughout the weekend. The merchants had a lot of specialist supplies not available in town and often ordered online, said Mrs Lawrence. The committee members wanted to thank local retailers for their support with discount offers and donated prizes. “It’s great for the town, and a chance to celebrate and showcase our town to others.” A number of quilts would be on display for public viewing over the weekend. In the school foyer there would be exhibition challenge quilts and in the library tutors’ quilts would be showed alongside the national Hoffman Challenge quilts. The symposium group also had a $2 raffle on sale for a queen-sized bed quilt made by Margaret Welsh.

With the changes surrounding logburners in recent years, and the wet weather that we have been having over the past couple of weeks, firewood suppliers and chimney sweeps are having an interesting season. Mid Canterbury firewood supplier The Firewood Guy is having a great season so far. “This season is going really well for us, we’ve been constantly busy all the way through and people are starting to get in early. They’re realising that winter is coming quickly and may be very cold,” said Paul Gray, consultant in sales and marketing for The Firewood Guy. The busy trend has also flowed over into the chimney sweeping business. Al from Al’s Chimney Sweep, who only wanted to be known by his first name, said he has been “busy, really, really busy and with the weather we have been having it’s been very hard to get up on roofs”. Al said the rush began in early January, with bookings from those who wanted to get in early. Last year he worked for 11 months of the year cleaning chimneys.

Firewood suppliers and chimney sweeps are having an interesting season “Some chimneys we were doing twice a season.” Unfortunately things aren’t quite the same for Adams Sawmilling Co Ltd. Manager Wayne Farr said sales had been slow this year, despite the recent wet weather. He said the company had a lot of slab wood available this year which is cheaper but also smaller than the more popular split pine. Unfortunately split pine is what many people want to buy but the stock that do have is s green. If the weather carries on as it is meant to then the firewood suppliers and chimney sweeps will surely be run off their feet.

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Future of guide group in jeopardy By SuSan SandyS

Methven Girl Guides will go into recess at the end of next term if a new leader does not come forward. A recent meeting of parents failed to find a replacement for current leader Annabel Newnam. Girl guides is held in the Methven scout den each Tuesday night. Miss Newnam said she would be organising the first four meetings of term two, and then parents will take on supervising separate badges through to the end of the term. However, this was just a temporary fix which did not fit in with guiding policies long-term, so it was essential either another one, or ideally two, new leaders were found. She said the Methven group would have 11 members, aged nine to 12, next term, and it would be a “real loss” for both current and future guides if the group disappeared. One of the guides was under-

taking the Aotearoa award, the highest New Zealand guiding award, and it would be disappointing if she could not draw on leader assistance in order to complete it. “And Methven has 18 brownies, one coming up in term two, that’s a girl we will lose now unless a leader comes and she feels there’s a solid guide unit to come into.” Miss Newnam has led the unit for six years and is leaving to farm in Southland. She said the history of the unit in Methven goes back decades to early guiding years of New Zealand. She herself had been a girl guide in England, and today still called on the skills she had learned. Miss Newnam did not herself have children attending the Methven guide unit, and she said any new leader could be someone who did not even have children. She urged anyone considering the role to give her a call on 302-4900.

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Methven Girl Guides leader Annabel Newnam is desperately seeking a new leader as she prepares to leave the unit. Photo SuSan SandyS 160414-SS-283


Kidnapped Kiwi finally faces terrorist in court By Kurt Bayer


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A radical Islamic cleric standing trial on global terrorism charges will this week come face-to-face with a New Zealand woman caught up in a terrifying kidnapping two decades ago. Mary Quin, 59, was holidaying in Yemen in 1998 when her small tour group was taken hostage by armed and masked militants. Hours later, a fire-fight broke out between the terrorists and Yemeni government troops in which four of the 16 hostages were killed. Ms Quin was able to escape and later documented her harrowing ordeal in a book, Kidnapped in Yemen. Her research, which included speaking with diplomats, FBI agents and the ex-Prime Minister of the Gulf state, led her to the man she believed was behind the attack: Egyptian-born cleric, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri. The hook-handed, one-eyed imam was jailed in Britain for inciting murder and racial hatred before being extradited to the US in 2012 to stand federal trial on 11 terrorism charges. Palmerston North-born Ms Quin is seen as the star prosecution witness at the New York trial. A tape-recording of a bold encounter she had with Abu Hamza at his Finsbury Park Mosque in north London will be played to the jury in New York.

The mosque attracted hundreds of young Muslims, including 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and “shoe bomber” convicted terrorist Richard Reid. Hamza has called the 9/11 attacks “a towering day in history” and described Osama bin Laden as a “hero” over his role in the Yemen desert kidnapping. The meeting came about after Ms Quin, who was last year appointed chief executive of the Government’s research and development body Callaghan Innovation, flew to London to challenge him. After seeing the high-profile mullah arrive at his mosque, she approached him and he agreed to a 15-minute chat with her that would last an hour, the Sunday People reports. “I am surprised that you would have come here,” Abu Hamza told her. Ms Quin asked his permission to record their conversation and was surprised when Hamza agreed. On tape, he admitted to providing his associate Abu Hassan, who led the hostage group, with a satellite phone and to being in contact with him during the ambush. Abu Hamza said the plan was to exchange the tourists for terror suspects, including his own son and step-son, the Sunday People reports. The hostage-takers were instructed to keep the innocent travellers safe and alive, and Abu Hamza regretted that it ended in bloodshed. - APNZ

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In brief Parents set for retrial The parents of a New Zealand musician pushed to his death through a Perth pub window are bracing for a return to the courtroom as their son’s alleged killer faces a retrial. Andy Marshall was talking to a woman in 2011 when Stefan Pahia Schmidt shoved him through a full-length secondstorey glass window at Cottesloe’s Ocean Beach Hotel. Mr Marshall is the cousin of Feilding farmer Scott Guy, who was shot dead at the end of his driveway in July 2010. Schmidt faced trial for murder in 2012 at the same time as Mr Guy’s brother-in-law Ewen Macdonald, who was found not-guilty of Mr Guy’s killing.

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Which famous children’s storybook character is this? Samuel Van Leerdam (left), 14, and his brother Corban, 9, and sister Bethany, 12, make their way about the Methven Scarecrow Trail yesterday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 210414-tM-032

Families flock to scarecrow stars By SuSan SandyS

Methven Scarecrow Trail stars have already attracted hundreds of visitors, but have also been the target of vandals. Map sales for the annual trail, which opened on Easter Saturday, hit 100 yesterday morning. Each group undertaking the trail buys a map at the Methven i-SITE, and fills out a form with their best guess on which storybook character each scarecrow represents. “It’s family time, it gives you something to do together,” said Methven mum Sharlene Van Leerdam, who was undertak-

ing the trail yesterday with her husband, three children and two pet dogs. Her 14-year-old son Samuel was not impressed with vandals who had damaged one of the 35 scarecrows, stationed at Cinema Paradiso on the town’s Main Street, over the weekend. “They are ruining it for everyone else,” Samuel said. Cinema Paradiso spokesperson Irene Dodson said vandals had removed a croquet stick and a fake hedgehog from the scarecrow, which was a queen, outside the cinema. She had now had to move the scarecrow, built by Ashburton Intermedi-

ate School students, but it could still be viewed through the window. “Now we have put it inside, it’s too good to be damaged like that, kids from the Ashburton Intermediate worked really hard on it,” Mrs Dodson said. The incident follows Methven Primary School’s scarecrow making a comeback after vandals destroyed it before the trail even began, forcing a rebuild by pupils. Karen Blacklow at the Methven i-SITE said map sales hit 100 yesterday morning, and the trail still had until May 2 to run. Most were getting around

on bicycle or foot, and making the most of the fine weather. Unprecedented numbers last year, with visitors from throughout Canterbury, saw about 300 trail maps sold. The trail is a non-profit community initiative and this year’s theme is famous children’s story book characters. Residents and staff at schools and businesses build the scarecrows and put them in their front yards and shop windows. Maps and forms are available at the Methven i-SITE. It is $7 to enter and there are prizes for the most correct answers and the best scarecrow.


Act poses three-strike rule for burglars More than 2000 families will return home this Easter weekend to find they have been burgled, and Act says it is the only NZ political party offering a serious solution. Party leader Jamie Whyte outlined a three-strike policy yesterday in Auckland - under which burglars will spend at least three years in prison if convicted of the crime for a third time. The policy is similar to the three strikes law for violent

crime, also an Act policy, which requires judges to sentence offenders who commit a third violent crime to the maximum sentence without parole. The policy was first signalled last month by Dr Whyte, who said it would deter would-be burglars from offending. Less than 2 per cent of burglaries resulted in a term of imprisonment last year, Dr Whyte said, and the Act party’s policy would change this. The maximum sentence for

burglary is 10 years imprisonment. The three strikes for burglary policy would send all burglars to prison for at least three years without parole if convicted of the offence three times, whether it be in one burglary spree or over many years. “Burglary is a serious crime that causes misery to tens of thousands of New Zealanders every year,” Dr Whyte said. “Burglary is a problem that requires strong political leadership. Act is the only party with

a policy that can significantly reduce this blight on our society.” Juveniles who commit burglary offences would carry their offences through to adulthood, and if convicted as an adult would then be subject to the penalties of a third strike. Dr Whyte said the current three strikes policy for violent crime suggested a three strikes regime for burglars would not lead to a spike in prison population. - APNZ

A spate of wandering and confused dementia patients in Wairarapa has prompted a search and rescue trust to suggest “tagging” them with tracking devices similar to those used on native kiwi. Last week Search and Rescue Wairarapa unveiled their Wandatrack system, fundraised through the service’s trust and the Wairarapa Community Health Trust. The system includes locator pendants or watches that the dementia patient wears and a radio tracking unit and directional finding unit the pendant or watch signal transmits to.

Man shot on beach Two men are facing serious assault charges after a 55-year-old man was shot on a Wellington beach yesterday. Emergency services were called by Makara beach residents after the injured man went to their property for help about 5.15am, Detective Senior Sergeant John van den Heuvel said. He was taken to Wellington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two men were arrested at a police cordon shortly after. They have been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Referee punched Former Hawke’s Bay Magpies player Whetu Barber is facing his club and the Waikato Rugby Union judiciary this week after punching a referee in the head during a Good Friday match. The prop allegedly punched referee Mark Ray while playing for Otorohanga against Morrinsville in a premier B fixture on Friday. Otorohanga Rugby Football Club president Paul McConnell, who was at the game, said the club would now go through an internal process.

Road toll at four The Easter road toll rose to four following a crash in Waitemata yesterday. A woman died after her car and a truck collided on the Coatsville Riverhead Highway between the Riverhead turnoff on State Highway 16 and Old Railway Road, about 7.20am, police said. The woman, who was trapped in the car, died at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Diversions would be in place for some time as the Serious Crash Unit processed the scene, police said. Police warned motorists they would be out in force in a crackdown on speeding, distracted and alcohol-fuelled drivers. - APNZ

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Todd finds groove in endless winters By SuSan SandyS

Chasing winters around the world and working overnight is the life that Methven’s Todd Main is used to. The 37-year-old snow groomer driver will begin a new job this winter, his 28th back-toback winter in a row, and for the first time in at least 14 years will be doing day shift. His job will be as head of department terrain parks at Mt Hutt Ski Area, where he has worked for nine years. Since 2000 he has been with NZSki, mainly in grooming departments as a shift leader and head builder for terrain parks. Each summer, Mr Main follows winter to the northern hemisphere. He was in Sochi as pre-Olympics head of freestyle grooming at the Rosa Khutor resort, before going to Switzerland to help build the World Cup border cross course. “It’s working in the biggest and best venues on the biggest events, with the world’s best competitors. I can make a living and a career out of what I like to do for enjoyment,” the keen snowboarder said. He said he was “stoked” to get his new job, which would begin next week. There will be one additional Mt Hutt terrain park this winter, at the top of the mountain beside the Morning Glory run, taking the total to three. His job will be designing and

building, and he plans on getting creative to ensure Mt Hutt keeps up with worldwide park developments. Among features will be industrial style largepipe constructions, and Mr Main will be using his welding skills.

“We saw a lot of that at Sochi in the slope style. If you don’t keep up you sort of get left behind,” Mr Main said. Mr Main lives in Methven with wife Louise and his 20-monthold son Tanner, who he plans to

get out on the snow this winter. However, it will be some years before he ventures with him into the advanced terrain park, where the largest jump sees skiers and snowboarders soar for 20 metres before landing.

Above - Methven’s Todd Main is back from the Sochi Winter Olympics and ready to use his skills in his new job as head of department terrain parks at Mt Hutt. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 210414-tM-029

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Kiwi accountant jailed for con

Dam cost up $10m

By Kurt Bayer

The cost of the Ruataniwha irrigation project has risen by $10 million as debate continues over whether the scheme will remain attractive to Central Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers under new environmental rules. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has previously put the cost of the project, involving the construction of a huge dam and reservoir northwest of Waipawa and Waipukurau, at $265 million. But a “statement of proposal” presented at a council committee meeting last week said the project cost was “expected to be in the vicinity of $275million”. The council is due to vote on June 25 on whether to invest up to $80 million of ratepayer money in the project. Its commercial arm, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC), is working

A New Zealand accountant who conned his wealthy London neighbours out of $2.2 million has been jailed for eight years. Brian Copsey, 60, “charmed” fellow residents of an exclusive mansion block into letting him handle a refurbishments fund, the Daily Mail reported. But instead of using the money to upgrade luxurious Bryanston Court, where Wallis Simpson, the wife of Edward VIII once lived, he spent the money on himself. The newspaper reports that father-of-three Copsey spent residents’ savings on luxury holidays, boarding school fees for one of his sons, as well as shopping sprees at upmarket stores Harrods, Tiffany and Selfridges. His scam was uncovered when other members of the

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flats’ management board tried to start the refurbishments and found NZ$2.2m missing from the account. None of the residents in the 56 flats - worth up to NZ$7.5m each - has been repaid, the Mail says. Last week at Southwark

Crown Court, Copsey was jailed for eight years after being found guilty of fraud by abuse of his position. Judge John Price blasted him for what amounted to a “gross breach of trust”. “The victims are ordinary people who lost about 30,000 (NZ$58,000) each,” he said. “Neighbour has turned against neighbour. You have done all of that - you destroyed the feeling of good neighbourliness that was in the flats.” The court heard that one victim was 97 years old while another has suffered stress-related Bell’s Palsy as a result of the fraud. The Mail says that New Zealand-born Copsey “lost his own fortune in poor business dealings” before he started the scam, which ran between March 2010 and September 2012. - APNZ

to secure investors to finance the remainder of the project. HBRIC is also in the process of finalising a fixed-price contract with a contracting consortium to build the scheme, which will include an 83-metre-high concrete dam on the Makaroro River in the Tukituki catchment. HBRIC chief executive Andrew Newman said the increase in cost of the project since an earlier feasibility study was due to improved specifications for the scheme. “The price offer we’ve had through the construction process is distributing more water, further, so there’s additional pipe and additional pumping through the distribution network,” he said. “So there’s some additional capex [capital expenditure] over and above what we had forecast through feasibility, but, in turn, that offer is substantially better.” - APNZ

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Kayaker feared he would be lost at sea By Kurt Bayer With the strong current dragging his kayak further out to sea, Philipp Cartier’s freezing fingers fumbled for the emergency light he hoped would get a rescue helicopter’s attention. He was cold, exhausted and afraid. But the German tourist’s fears of being lost at sea on Sunday amplified when the laser light fell from his grasp and disappeared into the dark water. It was two more hours before the Christchurch-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew, scouring the sea with high-tech night vision goggles, found

Mr Cartier, 19. But it couldn’t pluck him out of the choppy seas in the dark, with 20-knot north-nor’west winds. Local fishing boat Navigator was radioed to pick him up 4km off the coast of Motunau, in North Canterbury. “It was very nice to see them,” the relieved engineering student from Bremen said yesterday. After he was rescued about 10pm Sunday, Navigator skipper Geoff Basher gave him a “hot feed, cuppa, and a sleep” at his Motunau home. Sitting in the Basher family kitchen yesterday, Mr Cartier told APNZ how his voyage

went so wrong. He had been driving around New Zealand with a mate since December, parting ways after arriving in the South Island. “One morning I woke up and thought, ‘Why don’t I buy a kayak and paddle a bit of the South Island...” Six weeks ago, the experienced kayaker set off from Kaiteriteri and spent a fortnight paddling around Marlborough Sounds. He had a vague plan of negotiating the eastern coastline down to Bluff. After stops for bad weather, he left Gore Bay at 10am on Sunday. Mr Cartier estimated a voy-

age of seven hours to the popular fishing harbour of Motunau where he planned to camp overnight. But as he approached the 3-hectare Motunau Island, 1.2km offshore, an underwater current started taking him out to sea. He battled the flow without success. “It was a bit scary. It was dark, I couldn’t see anything. I was tired and cold,” he said. About 6.30pm, he activated his emergency locator beacon. “I saw the helicopter a lot. I have a small red light for emergencies like that, but my fingers were so cold I didn’t have any feelings in them and I dropped it in the water.” - APNZ


Spectacular action from Wanaka warbirds Close to 50,000 spectators attended the Warbirds Over Wakana show over the weekend, and they were treated to high cloud, low cloud, full

sun, part sun, warm breezes, cool breezes ... a typically changeable array of weather but nothing severe enough to affect the programme.

Show general manager Ed Taylor said the show had “dodged a bullet’’ by being handed comparatively fine weather.

The skies over Ashburton yesterday were also abuzz as avaitors flew back to bases all over New Zealand. photo joseph johnson

Tributes flow for ‘good guy’ fatally shot Online tributes are flowing for a Gisborne man affectionately known as Din, who was shot in the early hours of Sunday morning and died later in hospital. Douglas Witeri, 39, was shot and fatally injured in his home about 2.40am, police said.

Friends described him on Facebook as a talented rugby player, and “one of the good guys”, who would be sadly missed. A 42-year-old Gisborne man was arrested and appeared in Gisborne District Court yesterday morning charged with assault.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on Thursday, where Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Scott said “a more appropriate charge will be laid”. Detectives and forensic scientists continued the scene examination yesterday at a Kowhai

Street house in the suburb of Elgin where yesterday’s shooting happened. A post mortem examination will be conducted. Police upgraded their investigation to a homicide inquiry following Mr Witeri’s death. - APNZ

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War horse honoured at special ceremony By John Maslin The war horse Bess will again be the centre of attention at an Anzac Day commemoration near Bulls on Friday. Bess was one of only four Kiwi horses that returned to New Zealand at the end of World War 1 and lived on the Flock House agricultural college farm until she died in 1934. A cairn was erected in her memory and it’s at that site on Forest Road where the commemorative service will be held, starting at 9am. Fred Macdonald, president of the Friends Of Bess group, said the special service was the only one in the world they were aware of held specifically in respect of horses and people who served the country during World War 1. Colonel Charles Guy Powles, the then superintendent at Flock House owned Bess, rode her daily when he inspected the farm. “During a daily ride on October 20, 1934, Bess suffered a brain haemorrhage and died almost immediately. The colonel buried her where she collapsed and had a memorial cairn erected as a mark of respect for a truly remarkable horse,” Mr Macdonald said. “This year marks the centennial of the start of World War 1 and many events are being held to celebrate this anniversary. The service for Bess is registered as one of these,” he said. Michael Powles, the colonel’s grandson, will be among the guests at next Friday’s service. And there will be another unique “guest” at the service - Colonel Powles’ car, a 1928 Sunbeam Talbot. The Friends of Bess will be holding a three-day horse trek from a woolshed in Forest Road and riders from around the North Island have registered. Mr Macdonald said the Friends will be holding a morning tea for all attending the service at the woolshed. The Bulls Museum had set up a static display about Bess and the museum would be open especially on Anzac Day. - APNZ

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Timely sunshine to beat the cabin fever Erin Tasker



t’s amazing the difference the weather can make to one’s mood. After endless days of rain, the sun finally came out over Mid Canterbury for Easter. The timing could not have been better. Don’t get too excited though. It won’t last of course. According to the MetService we’ll wake to drizzle this morning, the next few days will be fine, and the rain will return on Sunday. Rain. Just for something a bit different. If you feel it’s been an unusually wet April, you’re right. It’s been the wettest April on record according to Graham Taylor’s Tucker Street weather station. We’ve had 120.8mm of rain this month, and 309.4mm so far this year. We’ve had rain on 13 of the 21 days of April so far. For 2014 so far, we’ve had 37 days of rain total. That sums it up. It’s been wet. Last year Mid Canterbury received a total of 910.9mm of rain all year; compare that to 2007, for example, when we had just 487.3mm. Last year was wet and this year’s shaping up to be much the same. We didn’t have much of a summer and now we’re having a wet and cold autumn. It can get your spirits down. But just when we thought the summer wardrobe was shut for the winter, we finally had a couple of good days. Shorts were worn, lawns were mowed and everyone was happy. For now, we’re all feeling better. Sunshine over Easter meant we were able to get outside; we went walking and biking, we did our gardens, and when they were open, we did some shopping. The timing could not have been better. Cabin fever was setting in all around the district – there’s only so long you can keep children entertained indoors - so long weekend sunshine was much welcomed. Let’s all cross our fingers and toes that it lasts.

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Opinion Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Farming safely, and sensibly

POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Did you overdose on Easter eggs?

Jeanette Maxwell

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o one can possibly argue that New Zealand should not have a world class health and safety system. In 2013, provisionally 18 people died in agricultural workplaces and if you add in forestry, that number grows to 28. Not flash since New Zealand provisionally recorded a total of 51 workplace deaths last year. Then again outside of the home, work will be the number two place most people will spend their time at. Yet there is a will to reduce the work toll and this is why a Health and Safety and Reform Bill is now in the Parliament. No one can argue against the wisdom of health and safety but experience from Britain warns us of the need to balance this with realism. If not, it can take on a life of its own achieving the opposite of what is intended. The last thing we want is to ape Britain’s unloved Health & Safety Executive, which, in 2012, saw the British Prime Minister pen this stinging analysis: “Talk of health and safety can too often sound farcical or marginal. People think of children being given goggles to play conkers, or trainee hairdressers being banned from using scissors. But for British businesses - especially the smaller ones that are so vital to the future of our economy - this is a massively important issue.” If that is scary, this stunning example one year later of Health & Safety gone nuts appeared in Britain’s Telegraph: “When coroner Michael Rose this week voiced his dismay at paramedics who refused to rescue a dying man from a waterfilled ditch, we learnt, with heavy hearts, that this menacing New Labour-promoted hybrid of truculent jobsworthiness and self-righteous imbecility has not been stamped out. “I will not say what I think of health and safety,” said Rose, speaking at the inquest of Somerset agricultural worker


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Michael Thornton, who died after his Land Rover Discovery, which was being driven by one of his friends, swerved off the road. “I was brought up in a country where men risked their own lives to save others. That was a period in our history which has almost ceased.” The paramedics say that after carrying out “a risk assessment”, they decided against entering the water to treat Thornton, who was pulled free of the capsized car by his two friends and dragged on to the top of the vehicle, where they tried to resuscitate him. When a police officer arrived on the scene, he didn’t hesitate in wading into the 10ft-wide ditch and carried the dying man to dry land. But it was too late”. Is this, seriously, the culture we wish to introduce here? Where you won’t intervene to save a life without conducting a risk assessment filed in triplicate? Look, Federated


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are unlikely to reduce the numbers of injuries and fatalities on-farm. Getting out the big stick and being petty minded takes away an individual’s ability to assess risk. This is despite falling ACC Levies which shows us the farm culture is changing and for the better. We’ve done a lot of work in this area, including a farm specific Occupational Health and Safety Manual and workshops. We’ve also fronted up to farmers on the importance of occupational safety with the objective of identifying and controlling common on farm hazards. We firmly believe the best model is graduated and starts with changing culture and not going to war because health and safety is good business. Jeanette Maxwell is Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chairperson (and spokesperson on health and safety)



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Uluru readies for the royals About 300 people live in the remote Aboriginal community of Mutitjulu, the closest to Uluru, and visitors need a permit to enter the community. But today, a number of Mutitjulu’s residents will be firmly in the global spotlight as they meet two of Australia’s biggest guests to date: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “They’re a long way removed from the royals... these people live and breathe their culture every day,” said Terry Brown, deputy principal of Mutitjulu’s Nyangatjatjara College. It is an honour that the royal couple is travelling to such a remote part of Australia, she said. “Your celebrity people stick to the east coast, so it’s nice they’re coming and they’ve made an effort to meet some of the locals, and the locals do appreciate that.” Since Prince Charles and Princess Diana brought a baby William to visit Uluru in 1983, there have only been two other royal visits: by Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia in 2005, and by Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in 2006. William and Kate will present graduation certificates to

students of the National Indigenous Training Academy before being welcomed to country at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. They will also do a base walk around Uluru, and hopefully will be able to experience the silence of the desert, said Karena Noble, spokeswoman for Voy-

ages Indigenous Tourism. “People often comment after a visit to Uluru that it’s the spiritual nature of the destination that touches them,” she said. “The Australian desert has got a special aura and presence all of its own.” The royal couple would have benefited from a visit to an in-

digenous community, said Harry Wilson, of the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation. “That would have been a good thing, if they could see the other side of community life and see how people live these days,” he said. “Should have opened their eyes up, I reckon.”  - AAP

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Above - Anangu men dance to celebrate the opening of Uluru’s Talinguru sunrise viewing platform.

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Skin cancer rates skyrocket in UK Sherpas Britain’s love affair with sunny holiday destinations, sun tans and sun beds has seen a huge rise in national skin cancer rates. New figures reveal rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s. More than 13,000 people are now developing the disease each year compared about 1,800 in 1975.

Incidence rate has shot up from just over three per 100,000 of the population 40 years ago to around 17 per 100,000. The dramatic rise is partly down to the huge increase in package holidays to sunny European destinations, a boom in sun bed use, and the fashion for a “healthy” tan, according to Cancer Research UK which released the figures. Malignant melanoma is now the fifth most common cancer

in the UK and more than 2,000 people die from the disease each year. Sunburn is known to increase the risk of skin cancer, especially in people with pale skin or large numbers of moles or freckles. Nick Ormiston-Smith, head of statistics at Cancer Research UK, said: “Since the mid-1970s, malignant melanoma incidence rates in the UK have increased more rapidly than any of to-

day’s 10 most common cancers. “Holidays in hot climates have become more affordable and sunbeds are more widely available since the 1970s. But we know over-exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun or sunbeds is the main cause of skin cancer. This means, in many cases, the disease can be prevented, and is why it’s essential to get into good sun safety habits, whether at home or abroad.”  - AAP

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Navy okays changes for submarine sleepers With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the US Navy for decades has staggered sailors’ working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean’s surface. Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea

fleet. Military scientists concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule, and the Navy has endorsed the findings for any skippers who want to make the switch. The first submarine to try the new schedule on a full de-

ployment was the USS Scranton, led by Cmdr Seth Burton, a cancer survivor. He said the illness he experienced helped convince him of the benefits of keeping a sleep pattern in line with the body’s natural rhythm. “I know that there’s lots of medical side effects to just not having a good, regular sleep

pattern,” said Burton, 41, of Huntsville, Alabama. A submarine sailor’s day is generally divided equally into three periods: Time on watch, off time that is devoted partly to training and drills, and sleep. Under the new schedule, those time blocks are stretched from six to eight hours. - AP

consider boycott Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said. Several Sherpas already have quit while others are still deciding whether to boycott following Friday’s avalanche, said Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The disaster killed at least 13 Sherpas when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered an avalanche that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. “After losing so many of our brothers and friends it is just not possible for many of them to continue,” said Pasang Sherpa, who was not among those caught in the avalanche.  - AP


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Grim work for ferry families There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry — just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth. As divers increasingly make their way into the ship, including a new entryway through the dining hall Monday, there’s been a big jump in the discovery of corpses. And that means that on Jindo, an island near where the ferry sank Wednesday, relatives of the missing must look at sparse details such as gender, height, hair length and clothing

to see if their loved ones have been found. “I’m afraid to even look at the white boards,” said Lim Son-mi, 50, whose 16-year-old daughter, Park Hye-son, has not been found. “But because all the information is quite similar, whenever I look at it, my heart breaks.” That’s why relatives have already lined up to give DNA samples at the gymnasium where they are staying, to make bodies easier to identify when they are recovered. With hopes of rescue withered, relatives angrily confronted government officials several times Sunday, furious as what they see as an inadequate

response to a disaster that may have claimed more than 300 lives. The confirmed death toll rose to 64 yesterday as prosecutors said they detained four crew members — two first mates, a second mate and a chief engineer — whom they suspect of failing to protect passengers. The captain and two crew members were formally arrested earlier, and senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don said prosecutors will decide within 48 hours whether ask a court for arrest warrants for the newly detained crew. A transcript released by the coast guard Sunday shows the ship was crippled by confusion

and indecision well after it began listing Wednesday. Many people followed the captain’s initial order to stay below deck, where it is feared they remain trapped. About 240 people are still missing. The ferry sank with 476 people on board, most of them students from a single high school. According to the transcript, about 30 minutes after the Sewol began tilting, a crew member repeatedly asked a marine traffic controller whether passengers would be rescued if they abandoned ship off South Korea’s southern coast. The cause of the disaster is not yet known, but prosecutors said the ship made a sharp turn.


Americans decry Paris love locks BY JAMEY KEATEN Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine? Concerns about scenery are clashing with sentimentality in this reputed City of Love over a profusion of padlocks hitched by lovers on bridges as symbols of everlasting “amour” — locks that some decry as an eyesore. Part of a global phenomenon, the craze has grown in Paris recently and now two American women who call Paris home have had enough. They’ve launched a petition to try to get the city’s mostly laissez-faire officials to do something. City leaders say they’re exploring alternatives. In urban myth, it goes like this: Latch a padlock to a bridge railing and chuck the key into the water as you make a wish. Some say the tradition has its roots in 19th-century Hungary. Others cite a recent Italian novel as the inspiration. Campaigners Lisa Taylor Huff and Lisa Anselmo are denouncing what they call a padlock plague, warning of alleged safety risks and arguing the craze is now a cliche. Their petition, at, says “the heart of Paris has been made ugly” by the locks and the Seine has been polluted by thousands of keys. Plus, they say, tourists shouldn’t be fooled: The locks aren’t forever. City crews regularly remove them as they replace damaged structures. One strained rail weighing 500kg

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In brief Car hits church Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through several pews, injuring about 20 people. Fort Myers police officer Victor Medico says the car struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church on Sunday night. He says the driver said the car malfunctioned and that it may have been the brakes. Medico says about 200 people were inside the church and that people had to be pulled from underneath the car. Some 18 people were taken to Lee County hospitals, including four trauma patients. - AAP

16-year-old survives FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 11,500m and a lack of oxygen. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. Simon says security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday morning. Simon says the child had run away from his family. - AP

Goalkeeper dies A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon. Sylvain Azougoui of the AC Bongoville soccer club had just stopped a shot on goal, but the attacker lost his balance on the wet grass and stepped on the goalkeeper’s head. The team official said the 30-yearold from Benin died on the way to the hospital. The official would only speak on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. - AAP

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Love locks are fixed on the Pont des Arts in Paris. A recent fad among travellers of hitching padlocks on bridges and at tourist attractions worldwide to symbolically immortalise their amorous attraction has swept up this reputed City of Love more than most. AP PHOTO

was recently taken down, a Paris official said. But their campaign is a hard sell in a metropolis facing myriad problems from air pollution to a housing crunch, and where a polemic over padlocks in mostly tourist areas is a distant worry for many Parisians. French media has given the issue scant attention. Plus, city authorities know well that tourism is a major money maker and have no desire to dampen Paris’ reputation as one of the world’s most romantic retreats. The government of Anne

Hidalgo, Paris’ new mayor, is contemplating how to respond. Her predecessor generally sided with freedom-of-expression advocates. Options range from fines to signs encouraging tourists to be responsible. Enforcement in a city where bikers regularly run red lights could be tricky. For now, it’s the status quo — no restrictions. “It’s spontaneous. And it shows tourists and Parisians are attached to the symbol of Paris as the City of Love,” said a City Hall spokeswoman, who declined to be identified by

name because of protocol. “We don’t foresee banning them, but we’re thinking about another form — an alternative — that tourists and Parisians can use to display their love in a way compatible with respect for city heritage,” she said. Anselmo’s and Huff ’s top complaint is the Pont des Arts, a historic pedestrian bridge near the Louvre with incomparable views of the Seine’s Ile de la Cite island. Locks also cling en masse on a bridge near Notre Dame Cathedral and some have even cropped up on the Eiffel Tower. - AP

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan’s militarist past. Abe donated the symbolic gift, a sacred “masakaki” tree, to coincide with the start of a three-day spring festival. US President Barack Obama has called for Asian neighbours to mend ties.

Pot holiday The traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first US state to legalise recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup, to 4/20-themed concerts — acts include Snoop Dogg — to a massive festival in the shadow of the state capitol. Although it is still against the law to publicly smoke marijuana in Colorado, police reported only 130 citations or arrests over the course of the two-day event. - AP

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As UK consumers tuck in to their Easter roast lamb, industry participants report that demand for roasting joints has been good. NZ suppliers fulfilled all of their contracted chilled volumes in the lead up to Easter. This has allowed retailers to build up inventory levels for sales made this week in the UK. Consumer demand is reported to have been good, although in the past week there have been some large discounts on offer, with some supermarkets offering half price deals, Often lamb is used as a loss leader with prices as low as £5/kg. Processors have now mostly switched to frozen production, with demand for frozen legs strong. However there is still some chilled production in the pipeline for May production in preparation for June delivery.

$10 million upgr Paul Bates with Seales Winslow’s main mill and silos. A $10 million upgrade of the plant is under way.


The week leading up to Easter was relatively quiet in the US. The domestic manufacturing market softened further but remains extremely high in historical terms. Prices for lean beef exported from NZ were mixed, on light trade volumes, but were generally steady to slightly weaker than the previous week. NZ is still in the midst of its autumn cow cull so reasonable volumes have been on offer. However, uncertainty over where the US market is heading means buyers are reluctant to commit to large volumes out front and are mainly focusing their attention on purchases to cover their immediate needs. That isn’t supportive of prices in the near-term but does potentially leave them exposed to price rises if demand exceeds expectations and they need to source product in a hurry.


Export log prices have dropped by $5-$6/t this month due to shifts in foreign exchange and freight costs. Prices in for logs delivered in China have held steady at close to record levels in US dollar terms, but that looks likely to change soon. There have been high inventories on ports due to a huge volume delivered during the Chinese New Year holiday and a slow return to work there. In February 15% of logs imported by China came from outside the Pacific North West, Russia and NZ, compared with 4% in February 2013. A downward correction to prices will cause a lot of this excess supply to become unprofitable and drop away again. A correction of up to US$10-US$15/t may be seen, but that would only bring prices back to late 2013 levels, which were high enough to draw record supply out of NZ. Structural log prices have increased $5-$8/t this month in domestic markets as quarterly settled contracts catch up with demand from the past three months. Structural and framing timber prices have increased to supply the high building activity around NZ and this has meant that there is very high demand for these logs.

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Seales Winslow has a $10 million upgrade of its plant under way to ensure farmers have better access to feed at times of peak demand. The upgrade will increase production at its manufacturing facilities and is being made one year on from the company becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of farm nutrient co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients Balance general manager animal nutrition Graeme Smith said it could be a challenge to deliver orders fast enough during peak season and the company was looking to up its game to make sure it had product for all customers when it was needed. “Feed plays a key role in farm profitability and animal health at key times of the year, particularly around calving and in summer when pasture growth slows right down, so continuity of supply is critical,” he said. In the feed market, Mr Smith said, it was important to get the balance right between fresh, quality feed and building enough inventory to cater for spikes in demand. “We need to make more, make it better, and make it faster, as well as make provisions for smarter storage and distribution solutions. “A key part of this strategy will be to leverage the company’s place within Ballance and utilise select Ballance service centres as distribution hubs to provide


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New textured feed (muesli) production plants for Ashburton and Morrinsville to extend capacity to deliver a range of compounded mueslistyle feeds Improved production capacity in Ashburton and Morrinsville to enhance ability to delivery dry pellet compound feeds An upgrade to the Ashburton molasses block plant to improve production capacity and product quality Increased bagging capacity at Ashburton including the introduction of robotic stackers to speed the process and reduce heavy lifting hazard for employees Enhanced production and bagging facilities at the Wanganui plant to further boost the capacity of the Wanganui plant which was opened last year Integration and enhancement of the information systems to improve and enhance business process such as order tracking and production planning Enhancements to the manufacturing plant process control systems which enable better process control and improved product quality assurance.

greater access for customers to pick up bagged product.” In addition farmers already had access to product through more than 200 rural merchant stores throughout the country including PGG Wrightsons, RD1 and Ashburton Trading Society. The project is anticipated to be completed by spring and would have a significant impact on Seales Winslow’s ability to manufacture and deliver a comprehensive range of stock feeds, with a strong focus on product quality and manufacturing ca-

pacity to ensure best product, best delivery, Mr Smith said. The company will also focus on increasing the availability of on-farm services which are supported with specialsit animal nutrition and complete farm nutrient management advice. As well as two new field consultants joining the current team of 12, an animal nutrition science manager role has been added. This will focus on working with the market to demonstrate the economic benefits of the strategic use of animal feed.


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Market Price Trends Week beginning April 21, 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

40.21 60.20 76.53 79.30 65.50 90.86 97.91 101.20 107.31 111.91 108.61 40.21

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

40.89 60.79 77.19 78.57 64.12 91.65 98.78 100.27 108.28 110.88 109.69 40.21

41.09 61.09 77.52 80.46 61.46 92.02 99.17 102.36 108.70 113.19 110.14 40.21

29.55 48.24 65.20 64.29 56.29 75.39 81.13 81.88 88.78 90.55 97.02 40.21






1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

2013/14 Low High

2012/13 ave

40.21 * 48.89 37.30 60.08 69.41 56.79 76.41 88.66 74.59 78.57 92.79 74.56 60.35 65.50 * 59.57 90.74 102.67 86.29 97.79 110.70 92.93 100.27 117.98 94.72 107.19 121.41 101.79 110.88 130.45 104.75 108.49 124.02 105.47 6.72 *

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







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

371 388 397

371 388 394

379 388 399

396 416 399

351 372 375

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

235 270 309

235 270 308

240 263 328

262 294 304

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

364 363 389

364 363 387

371 365 403

391 389 375




B E E F (c/ kg)

232 255 295

371 * 388 * 394 * 235 * 263 294 *

416 437 414 * 270 311 328 *

382 395 388 260 292 299

341 361 380

364 * 363 * 372

406 401 403

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

6.21 6.30 5.91

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 865 780 710 500 490 490 465 490

1380 865 780 710 475 473 473 463 490

1380 970 765 705 525 505 505 495 515

1500 1075 865 745 430 400 370 370 495

1285 865 * 765 670 475 450 450 450 480

1500 1010 850 740 630 625 625 600 534

1475 1047 848 714 440 399 386 372 501

424.68 433

431 421

390 423

426 412

338 408

473 443

415 422

5360 5630 5690 5980 13300

5450 5930 6110 5750 13890

5350 6180 6540 5350 12840

4580 * 5800 6270 4880 * 6570 4870 * 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

4580 4880 4870 5450 13330

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



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

PRICES 480 219 204 6.40

460 225 214 6.40

0.863 0.513 0.624 4.03

0.853 0.517 0.619 4.02

435 205 198 6.40

360 215 196 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

480 * 225 214 6.40 *

355 209 194 6.43

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


D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

458 90 15.5

0.835 0.851 0.511 0.551 0.613 0.654 3.78 2.86 (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

Rural Women New Zealand has a delightful new recipe book, its third. I can hear you all saying that you have a cupboard full of recipe books. Our latest one, A Good Baking Day, is proving to be a best seller. I watched Fiona Gower on the Good Morning show, while we were taking a short break away in Twizel. The raspberry coconut cake was prepared, baked and tasted by all the Good Morning presenters. What makes this book stand out from other recipe books? This book has incredible depth compared with many recipe books. It is also great value, with more than 500 recipes, and spans the whole range of sweet baking. Home baking is making a comeback. We are becoming more conscious of what goes into the food we eat. If you make it yourself, you are in control. All proceeds go to Rural Women New Zealand. As we are a charitable organisation, this money will support rural communities and worthwhile causes. What Else Does Rural Women New Zealand Do? We run the Enterprising Rural Women Awards which is now in its sixth year. These awards promote and recognise wonderful women running businesses in rural communities. We fundraise for causes such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. We support the Christchurch Mayoral Fund with our award winning Aftersocks campaign. We raise awareness of some of the difficult issues facing rural communities, such as the It’s Not Ok campaign (against family violence). We campaign on rural safety issues, such as school-bus and quad-bike safety. We provide scholarships for students. We provide leadership training for our members each year through our Growing Dynamic Leaders course. We raise funds for scientific research particularly, leptospirosis research at Massey University. Bev Bagrie Provincial President


Winchmore members gathered for the first formal branch meeting of the year. Speaker for the evening was Karen Harris, who is the village manager/part owner of a newly opened lifestyle village and rest home. Karen proved to be a most interesting speaker, telling us of her many years of experience in the nursing profession in New Zealand and overseas. She has worked for many years in the rest home industry, having built and owned homes in other areas. Her approach to the residents and the way the village is run was most refreshing. Those living under her care were treated with respect, and as individuals who did not have to live under strict routines and time tables. Her innovative idea of providing before school care for her staff ’s children, including providing their breakfast and transport to school, was a way of being able to obtain good staff who were able to begin work at the time required. The staff ratio was higher than other homes, and provided 24-hour registered nursing care. Palliative care rooms are available, along with a flat that families can relax in while being with family. The property has benefited from the previous owner, who had planted a large number of trees, and these remain. Since the successful After Five Dinner in February, members had been

busy providing catering services for a Winchmore music farm attraction which receives busloads of people to experience what is on offer. One of our members has been busy coordinating the final survey into the trial 20km each way for cars passing stationery school buses. This has been a commitment of many years, and it is hoped that the trial will mean, once the data is considered, that lights on school buses indicating they are stopping and the 20km speed limit will be seen throughout New Zealand. Meals on Wheels delivery time for Rural Women will be in early April, and the branch will once again take a turn with this community service. Copies of the new baking cookbook have arrived and members were keen to secure a copy. Branch members are reminded to bring all their completed baby singlet’s to the meeting in April, so we can complete the national challenge to celebrate the birth of Prince George. These singlets will be donated.


Eight members gathered at the St Paul’s Church Lounge and were welcomed by president Louise Clucas. We then recited the creed. One apology from Kerry was accepted, as she is in England. Two birthdays were celebrated in March. One was a special birthday. Motto for the month was – Whoever is happy will make others happy too. All the business was dealt with including getting cars and runners for Meals on Wheels in April. We discussed the fundraising we are going to do, and it is almost ready to go. Members were thanked for the groceries that were donated for the raffle. Graham Gunn was welcomed to the meeting. He spoke about the history of the Ashburton Domain, where he used to work. He also talked about how things have changed in Ashburton over the years. We thanked Mr Gunn and closed the meeting. We then had a lovely afternoon tea provided by the member who was having a special birthday.


A good attendance of members met at Marilyn’s home for our March meeting. Our morning speakers, Paul and Kevin Woodhouse, who have the Bridge Street vegetable and plant nursery, enlightened members with information on their success in producing a high standard of strawberries, potatoes and many other season vegies. It is all about planning and having the plants, which they sell on Boulevard day, potted and at their best. Members learnt many tips. There is always a right and a wrong when it comes to preparing soil in your glasshouse before planting. Congratulations and flowers were presented to Joan and Bob to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Members were very impressed with our recipe book, A Good Baking Day. Another carton will be required to meet demand. Women Walk the World was discussed. It was felt that, at the present time, not enough people could spare an hour or two to walk around Lake Hood.

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Anise baked rhubarb


4 stalks rhubarb, leafy ends and stem end removed, cut into 10 cm lengths 1-2 Tbsp vanilla syrup 4-6 star anise 4 x 60 g scoops lite ice cream 8-12 toasted brioche slices or plain biscuits 4- 8 mint sprigs for garnish rhubarb ribbons for garnish

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■ Preheat oven to 180°C. ■ Place rhubarb, vanilla syrup and star anise in a baking dish. ■ Add just enough water to cover the rhubarb. ■ Cover dish with aluminium foil and bake for 20-30 minutes until the rhubarb is tender. ■ Serve with a scoop of lite ice cream and toasted brioche garnished with mint sprigs or rhubarb ribbons.


■ Peel fresh rhubarb into ribbons. ■ Place on baking sheets and dry in preheated oven until crisp. Store in an airtight container.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This card, complete with a photo of the temporary grave of Frank Wotten, was sent by the War Office in London to his family at Ashton, near Ashburton, as notification their son had been killed in action.

The tale of brothers in arms BY VIV HANSON


Frank Cecil Wotten

, killed in action, Ju

ly 13, 1917.

hilst sorting through a quantity of letters, documents and photographs destined for the museum I felt that with the approach of Anzac Day the information gleaned should be brought to notice. I refer to Mid Canterbury brothers Frank and William Wotten who both served with The NZ Expeditionary Force in World War One. They were sons of Thomas and Mary Wotten who ran a small holding at Ashton. Frank Cecil Wotten began his military career at Trentham as 24/538 Rifleman F C Wotten, C Company, 2nd Battalion, N Z Rifle Brigade, embarking from Wellington, September 10, 1915, and arriving in Egypt on November 18. He joined the Western Field Forces Egypt on November 21 and was appointed cook at Ounmari January 4, 1916. He proceeded to Ismalia, Alexandria, on January 17, 1916, and relinquished his appointment as cook on April 5, embarking for France the following day to be promoted to Lance Corporal In the Field on March 1, 1917.

Frank corresponded quite regularly with his mother and sister May, who he obviously adored. Letters from Frank made mention of many local lads whose family names are still very familiar in the Longbeach, Waterton and Eiffelton districts; Fred Blee, J. McQuilkin, Bill “Scotty” Denley to name a few and Dick Gluyas “who had the bad luck to be smashed up having only been over here for a few days”. The final entry in Frank’s service record is a rather stark “Killed In Action” dated July 13, 1917. Telegrams and letters of condolence received included messages from the king and prime minister and a letter from Chaplain Harry Clark who attended the funeral and reported that Frank was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (pronounced Listen-hock). His brother-inlaw Ray Parsons, together with comrades from the 2nd Battalion, also attended the funeral. Several servicemen submitted reports on the manner of Frank’s death and, as they all concurred, those of Rifleman John Julius Meinung and Rifleman William Boyd were accepted as a true account of what occurred.

Boyd’s reads – “I saw Wotten killed near Woosten north east of Poperinghe on July 13th. We were working for the French Army putting in gun positions about 12 mid-day and were going home after work when a shell came over and he was killed at once. He had stopped to see a man who had been killed near the Wood. (Bill Denley wrote that he had stopped to bandage a Tommy). The Belgians were holding the line. He was taken away at once and buried in the cemetery half a mile from Woosten. He used to be a L/Corpl. He got the Croix de Guerre. I had known him ten months. He was in my Platoon 1X”. As reported by Rifleman Boyd, Frank was awarded the Croix de Guerre and this was presented to Mrs Wotten at a ceremony held in Timaru on November 25, 1919. All Frank’s War Service Medals with the exception of the Croix de Guerre were located and are now in the hands of relatives, including a large bronze Death Penny. NEXT WEEK: The story of the second brother, William Wotten


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


In brief

Thomas stars in upset By Coen Lammers All Whites striker Ryan Thomas scored twice in PEC Zwolle’s sensational 5-1 cup final victory over champions Ajax. Two quick strikes from the Te Puke teenager in the first quarter of the match turned around an early 0-1 setback and set his team on the way to one of the biggest shocks in Dutch cup football. After the match Thomas and his team-mates could hardly believe what had happened. “We hoped to catch them out with a sneaky win like 2-1, but 5-1 ... nobody expected that,” the 19-year-old told Dutch reporters. “Saying that, we played a brilliant game today,” said Thomas, referring to the host of clear cut chances his team wasted in the second half to make the scoreline even more embarrassing for the Dutch champions. Ajax was set to claim its fourth title on the trot and PEC Zwolle, who are in the middle of the Eredivisie table, started the match as rank outsiders. Once defender Ricardo van Rhijn put Ajax 1-0 up within three minutes, PEC Zwolle

Mid Canterbury opened their account for the season with an a dominant 5-2 away win over FC Twenty11 in division one Mainland Football at Warren Park on Saturday. Mid Canterbury started well with Victor Ikini smashing in the opening goal in just the second minute. The home side levelled 10 minutes later when a long throw-in was nodded in from inside the six yard box.

PEC Zwolle fans are into celebration mode as they claim an upset cup victory.

seemingly faced an impossible task. Nobody, however, had told the Kiwi who five minutes later put the teams level with the help of a small deflection. Things got even better four minutes later when Thomas smashed home the rebound after a Zwolle free kick had hit the post. The shell-shocked Ajax stars concede two more goals in the

first half before a fifth Zwolle goal after the break put the icing on the cake. Thomas told local reporters that many of his family and friends in the Bay of Plenty must have seen the match online because his phone had not stopped beeping. “Everyone is really happy for me back home. “It’s been a fantastic first season for me in Zwolle and this

has been a great way to finish the year.” The young All White has joined a select group of New Zealanders winning overseas silverware. The limited list includes Wynton Rufer winning the German Cup and European Cup Winners Cup in the early 1990s and comes exactly ten years after Ryan Nelsen won the MLS Cup with DC United.

Luciano and Jack Roberts had shots blocked while Ricky Barbosa dominated down the left flank as Mid Canterbury were still on top, and the second goal from Ikini was thoroughly deserved for the visitors. The hosts determinedly came straight back again after stand-in keeper Hadley Fletcher couldn’t hold a long speculative cross, and the teams were locked up at 2-2 at the halftime break. Nic Jansen had to come off in the first half and was re-

placed by 15-year-old debutant Ben Sutton. Coach Graham Hannon delivered a wakeup call at halftime and Barbosa responded with the side’s third goal. Roberts then played a superb long ball to Luciano who beat the last two defenders and smashed the ball into the corner for a 4-2 lead. The visitors were still pushing hard and cut the home defence to shreds with their young fullbacks Donan Ashby and Jack Fleming grew in

stature at the back as the game progressed, before Fleming got in on the action hitting home the fifth goal with a diving header from a Barbosa corner. This week Mid Canterbury will hope to kick on and claim a first win at home when the host Cashmere Technical. The Christchurch City Council had closed a number of grounds and with only a few fields still available the premier league, division one and two were the only grades to play on Saturday.

Liverpool ready for pivotal Chelsea clash By Jon West Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool players possess the necessary ingredients to get the better of title rivals Chelsea when the two teams meet at Anfield this weekend. Liverpool will go into that game five points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side following their

Facing familiar foe Atletico Madrid may be in uncharted territory as they prepare for their first Champions League semi-final in 40 years, but they will meet a familiar face in Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho when the Londoners travel to the Spanish capital overnight. Mourinho won his first eight meetings against Atletico in a three-year spell in charge of Real Madrid. Then last May Los Rojiblancos exacted revenge by beating Real for the first time in 14 years in the Portuguese’s last competitive game in charge of Los Blancos to win the Copa del Rey. Atletico have built on that success and are on course for the greatest season in their history as they are just three games away from winning both La Liga for the first time in 18 years and a first ever Champions League. - AFP

Messi to the rescue

Good start gets Mid Canterbury the spoils By Jonathan Leask

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3-2 win at Norwich City yesterday, which followed an unexpected victory by bottom club Sunderland at Chelsea the previous day. Victory next weekend would put Liverpool within touching distance of their first ever Premier League title with two games left to play. Their rise to the top of the

table, which has also seen them overtake Manchester City and Arsenal, has been achieved through attractive, attacking play and Rodgers gave an insight into the philosophy that has helped them get there. “When they are in the changing room just before we go out, I always tell them, ‘Lose yourself, focus on the ball and focus

on the team. If you do that, then we can be a real force,’“ he said. Raheem Sterling scored two of Liverpool’s goals at Carrow Road, either side of Luis Suarez’s 30th Premier league goal of the season, and Rodgers hailed the England international for his contribution. - AFP

Barcelona has maintained their slim chances of retaining their La Liga title as they came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Camp Nou. Aritz Aduriz’s opener five minutes into the second-half had Barca on course for a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions. However, the Catalans showed fine spirit to respond as two goals in as many minutes from Pedro Rodriguez and Lionel Messi handed them all three points. Victory lifts Barca into second place, two points ahead of Real Madrid having played a game more, but still four points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid with four games remaining. - AFP

Bayer back in fourth Bayer Leverkusen has regained fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 romp at Nuremberg in their battle to retain their Champions League place for next season. Goals by Leverkusen’s Bosnia centre-back Emir Spahic and Poland left-back Sebastian Boenisch cancelled out Marvin Plattenhardt’s first-half equaliser as the visitors went 2-1 up soon after the break. Leverkusen’s South Korea star Son Heung-Min made sure of the victory when he sprinted clear on a counterattack and drew the defence for Spahic to tap home his second with ten minutes left. Ex-Germany international Roberto Hilbert grabbed Leverkusen’s fourth seven minutes later having come off the bench. - AFP

Wanderers set target They sit on top of their group in the Asian Champions League but that means nothing to Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic. Unless, of course, they win today’s final pool match against China’s Guizhou Renhe. The Wanderers need at least a draw at Parramatta Stadium to advance to the knockout stages of their maiden ACL campaign. It’s a feat many deemed unlikely after the two-year-old A-League club lost their opening clash - but now it seems inevitable. “Since then we’ve got better and better,” Popovic said yesterday. “At this stage we sit on top of the table but that’ll mean nothing if we don’t get through tomorrow.” - AAP

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In brief Wests win an epic The reputation of Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks has continued to soar with the 19-yearold inspiring his side to a 21-18 win over Parramatta in a magnificent NRL encounter played in front of more than 50,000 fans at ANZ Stadium yesterday. Brooks kicked a field goal two minutes from fulltime to give his side a one-point advantage before Pat Richards booted a huge penalty goal to seal the two points. Both sides played their part in a topsy-turvy clash that ebbed one way then flowed the other as the Tigers made the Eels pay for a woeful day with the boot for Chris Sandow. - AAP

High-tech for AFL The AFL plans to introduce goal-line cameras in the second half of the season after another round of score review bungles. In Melbourne’s match with Gold Coast, James Frawley bagged an early goal with the help of a Suns defender’s fist. At least three of the cameras used in the score review looked to show a conclusive punch but Frawley’s unlikely major stood. And in Easter Monday’s tight clash between Geelong and Hawthorn, a Luke Bruest goal was ruled touched by Corey Enright that earned the ire of Hawks fans. That decision seemed to be the right call, but made without any conclusive evidence. Yesterday, AFL football operations manager Mark Evans conceded to the AFL website that Frawley’s goal was a mistake. - AAP

Probe into IPL fixing The Indian cricket board yesterday decided to recommend to the Supreme Court a three-man panel to probe a spot-fixing scandal that hit the Indian Premier League, an official said. The Supreme Court had last week asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to provide details of how it planned to conduct a fresh probe into the scandal, or face investigation by a court-appointed tribunal. BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel declined to reveal the names in the proposed panel, saying they will be handed to the court at the next hearing today. But the Press Trust of India and TV channels said the panel will comprise former captain and commentator Ravi Shastri, Jai Narain Patel, an exchief justice of the Kolkata Hight Court, and R.K. Raghavan, who earlier headed the federal Central Bureau of Investigation. - AFP

Czechs into final Petra Kvitova has sent the Czech Republic to their third Fed Cup finals in four years by beating Italy’s Roberta Vinci for an unassailable 3-0 lead over the defending champions. Kvitova, the world number six and a former Wimbledon champion, saw off 20th-ranked Vinci 6-3, 7-5 in an hour-and-a-half on the hardcourt of the CEZ Arena in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava yesterday. The Czechs, who lifted the trophy in 2011 and 2012, will host Germany in the Fed Cup final on November 8-9. “I’m happy we’ve made it and it will be a pleasure for the whole country to host the finals again,” said Kvitova. in the other semifinal in Brisbane, Germany - who last won the trophy in 1992 - beat Australia 3-1. - AFP

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Mercedes quinella Chinese GP Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday night as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row. The British former world champion got away smoothly from pole position and finished 19 seconds ahead of Rosberg, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third. The two Red Bulls were behind, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo fourth, a massive 26.978sec behind Hamilton but well ahead of his team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who was fifth just over 51sec behind the winner. Vettel, who had a strained relationship with his previous team-mate - Australian Mark Webber - appears set to earn the ire of his Red Bull bosses. The German was instructed by his team to let his younger team-mate, Ricciardo, pass him for the second race in a row. Instead of acceding, however, the four-time defending champion initially fought off Ricciardo’s attempts to get by. Vettel asked his team what tyres Ricciardo was using and when told they were both on mediums, Vettel responded: “Tough luck.” At the start of lap 26, though, Vettel did finally make way for the faster Ricciardo and was unable to challenge him again. Ricciardo nearly caught Alonso at the end but ran out of time, falling short by just 1.2 seconds. It would have been the first podium finish of his career - he had finished second in Australia but the result was stripped after he was found to have breached new fuel regulations. Despite winning three races in a row for the first time in his career, Hamilton still trails Rosberg by four points in the title race as he seeks his second world championship. “I can’t believe how amazing the car is. “I was able to look after the tyres and then I was racing myself,” said Hamilton on the podium after the race. “I’m really happy Nico’s up here with us. “It’s great points for the team.” With four races out of 19 gone, Mercedes already have a stranglehold on the constructors’ standings with 154 points, 97 more than second-placed Red Bull. It was a solid race for Force India, with Nico Hulkenberg sixth and Sergio Perez ninth. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was seventh, Ferrari’s Kimi

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives on the pit lane during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai. Hamilton went on to win the Grand Prix from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. ap photo

Raikkonen eighth, and Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kyvat finished in 10th, another impressive showing by the 19-year-old debutant. An embarrassing blunder had forced the Grand Prix to be shortened by two laps after a steward mistakenly showed the chequered flag early to winner Hamilton. Race sources say the “experienced” steward was distraught after unfurling the flag and showing it momentarily to Hamilton, before realising he was a lap too early. Under FIA rules, if the flag is

shown early the race is deemed to have finished when the leading car last crossed the line, in this case after lap 54. The mishap was not announced until after the race, meaning the last two laps of the 56 were effectively null and void and the finishing times and race distance had to be hastily revised. The only race position to be changed affected Kamui Kobayashi, whose hapless season continued when his late pass on Jules Bianchi was cancelled and he was demoted to 18th place.

“That was very strange,” Hamilton told reporters. “I was thinking ‘am I seeing things?’ “I looked up as I was coming across the line, expecting to do another lap, and I saw a chequered flag. “And I saw there was no one (from the team) on the wall so I kept going. I did lose like a second or so. “I asked the team was there a flag and they said “no” and I kept going. “It was good to do another lap.” - AFP


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Adore Me eyes NZ Cup By Michael Guerin

urday. It was a race won on the handicaps and then confirmed as the standing start tapes pinged, with Adore Me stepping safely and maintaining the 10m advantage she had over Terror To Love. Adore Me will now head to the Taylor Mile and Messenger at Alexandra Park, starting Friday week, before finishing her term at the Jewels on May 31. Victory in all three will take

Champion mare Adore Me has cleared all three hurdles that stood between her and a legitimate shot at New Zealand Cup glory. The four-year-old gained revenge over her Auckland Cup conqueror Terror To Love when she led for the last 2400m to easily hold him out in the $100,000 Easter Cup at Addington on Sat-


her close to the $1million mark in stakes. But her win on Saturday leaves her with one obvious, shining target, the New Zealand Cup on November 11. There are question marks over any mare chasing the great race, with only two having won it in the last 22 years - Mainland Banner (2005) and Kym’s Girl (2001). Adore Me erased one of her doubts by stepping quickly on

Saturday, suggesting her standing start woes of last spring are no longer a concern. She has also proved she can beat three-time Cup winner Terror To Love, albeit with a 10m start and the tactical advantages that come with it. But perhaps most importantly she paced a NZ mares record 3:59.9 for the 3200m and could clearly have gone faster for sit-in driver Blair Orange.

Adore Me’s driver Blair Orange

Invercargill harness Today at Ascot Park Raceway

Invercargill H.R.C. Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 22 Apr 2014 NZ Meeting number 7 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 11.25am (NZT) CUE TV FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+ f&m c0 mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 Al Raza (1) fr ................................. A Armour 2 0x200 Kezza’s Lass (2) fr...........................R Swain 3 Quick Income (3) fr ....................... B Barclay 4 Tropez Bromac (4) fr ....................G Thomas 5 69240 Dazzling Arden (5) fr .......................J W Cox 6 55254 Pay Me Quick (6) fr 7 6299x Newmans Jet (7) fr .........................C Barron 8 28305 Sage (8) fr ............................... M Williamson 9 Think (21) fr.......................................A Beck 2 12.00pm FOTOSOUTH TROT $5000, 3yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2200m 1 7670 Hope And Pray (1) fr 2 799x9 Pop Goes The Weasel (2) fr .........G Thomas 3 King Kiwi (3) fr.................... B Williamson (J) 4 Major Success (4) fr ......................... A Black 5 Grey Fernco (5) fr..............................A Beck 6 40533 Snow Boy (6) fr ................................. S Lock 7 92804 Starcola (7) fr ................................ D Larkins 8 00485 The Sweedish Filly (8) fr ................C Barron 9 92348 Phat Freddy’s Drop (9) fr ......... M Williamson

10 70652 Euromaxx (U1) fr..........................T Williams 11 66489 Lebron James (U2) fr .................... F Service 12 64535 Kiwi Kex (U3) fr ............................... E Swain 13 97368 Cool Son (U4) fr ..............................R Swain 3 12.35pm LEVEL ONE RESTAURANT & BAR PACE $5000, 3yo+ c0 pace, stand, 2200m 1 80006 Rumpole (1) fr ................................... S Lock 2 67x2 Stronachlachar (2) fr ............... N Williamson 3 0 Workinprogress (3) fr .................. T Stratford 4 0x0 Johan’s Jet (4) fr ........................... A Armour 5 00 Celtic Easton (5) fr ......................B McLellan 6 7x046 Our Girl Frankie (6) fr ......................R Swain 7 47468 Strategic Miss (7) fr ........................C Barron 8 0203 Havnaparty (8) fr ............................H Hunter 9 06820 Phin’s Twin (9) fr ..............................J W Cox 10 30066 Party Girl Satty (10) fr ................... B Barclay 11 4297x Bryleigh Star (11) fr ................. M Williamson 12 84907 Franco Synergy (12) fr ...................K Larsen 4 1.10pm WWW.SOUTHLANDHARNESS.CO.NZ MOBILE PACE $5000, 4yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 Alba Girl (1) fr 2 5400 Black Rock Babe (2) fr ................B McLellan 3 6x Balius (3) fr.............................. M Williamson 4 99099 Set Me Ablaze (4) fr ..........................A Beck

5 53404 Ambro Courage (5) fr .................... A Armour 6 66455 Domino Denario (6) fr ....................H Hunter 7 69589 Combien (7) fr ....................................M Kerr 8 7x00x Cuzzies Home (8) fr .......................C Barron 9 56660 Chapel Lane (21) fr ....................... B Barclay 10 55687 Ascot Boy (22) fr ..........................G Thomas 11 6089x Forgotten Runner (U1) fr .................. A Milne 12 30600 Nothingforthemedia (U2) fr ..... D McLachlan 13 07547 Blazing Bracelet (U3) fr .........R McIlwrick (J) 5 1.45pm MCKNIGHT & BROWN MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+, c1 & others with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 64733 Minstrel Boy (1) fr ...........................H Hunter 2 9P770 Rome (2) fr ......................... B Williamson (J) 3 00000 Bricky McGowan (3) fr 4 55004 Ronnoco (4) fr .................................R Swain 5 58250 The Witch Doctor (5) fr ............ M Williamson 6 80799 Langham Gold (6) fr .......................... S Lock 7 74x15 Ark (7) fr .........................................K Larsen 8 00000 Mike McKaid (8) fr ..........................C Barron 9 68675 Elusive Edgar (21) fr ..................... B Barclay 10 6P896 The Tisbury Terror (22) fr ................J W Cox 11 02807 McArdle Meg (23) fr ....................... P Hunter 12 156 Extreme Rules (24) fr ........................A Beck 13 37634 Vera’s Delight (25) fr....................B McLellan 14 00200 Iron Duke (26) fr ...................... N Williamson

M9 Christchurch dogs

15 19266 Double Impact (27) fr .................... A Armour Emergency: Langham Gold 6 2.20pm BLUFF RACE DAY MONDAY 2 JUNE HANDICAP TROT $5000, 3yo+ c1 to c2 spechcp stand, 2200m 1 21093 Another Crusher (1) fr .................B McLellan 2 70166 Phil’s Folly (2) fr....................... N Williamson 3 71500 Maidofdiamonds (3) fr ................... B Barclay 4 99587 Anothersuperstar (4) fr .................R Norman 5 07580 Overcast (5) fr ...................................A Beck 6 P0760 Apollo Mission (U1) fr............R McIlwrick (J) 7 90x16 Tower Of Song (U2) fr ............. M Williamson 8 48790 Danny Cool (1) 20 .............. B Williamson (J) 9 08018 Sun Shine Whiz (2) 20 ...................B Shirley 10 P7308 Trade Me Now (3) 20.................... B Norman 11 P9904 Westmelton Willie (U1) 20 ................T Healy 12 31646 Chiola Belle (U2) 20 ........................J W Cox 7 2.55pm SEE YOU HERE AGAIN SATURDAY 17 MAY MOBILE PACE $5000, c1 to c2 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 80400 Extreme Force (1) fr ...................... B Barclay 2 10087 Tic Tac Bromac (2) fr ........................ A Black 3 71589 Heretic Franco (3) fr ........................R Swain 4 08075 Star Of Courage (4) fr ........................M Kerr 5 90900 Shiney Princess (5) fr............R McIlwrick (J)

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

0908x Islegetem (6) fr ................................. A Milne 74896 Rockin Cullen (7) fr ........................K Larsen 30794 Afellas Boy (8) fr................. B Williamson (J) 06706 Tricky Girl (21) fr............................ A Armour 13258 Tartan Trilogy (22) fr ................ M Williamson 95x7x Beaudiene Beyonce (23) fr ............H Hunter 67679 Chief Kapai (24) fr .............................A Beck 80x17 Ibdeman (25) fr ............................G Thomas 54730 Blanco (26) fr .................................C Barron 8 3.30pm LIFE MEMBERS MOBILE PACE $5000, 2yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 4 Tour Director (1) fr ................... N Williamson 2 24895 Big Bad John (2) fr ........................ A Armour 3 Torpedo (3) fr .......................... M Williamson 4 73008 Bad Boy Mara (4) fr ............................ A Kyle 5 Agent Three (5) fr ...........................K Larsen 6 00966 McArdle’s Ledger (6) fr...................H Hunter 7 Its All Right (7) fr ............................B Shirley 8 Royal Taz (8) fr ...............................C Barron 9 Beau Cishlom (21) fr Pacifiers off : Cool Son (R2), Balius (R4)

2 53565 Que Tee Pix 30.96 M & .....................Jopson 3 64224 Doleuze 30.36 ...................................J Dunn 4 57588 Botany Comet 30.68 .................J McInerney 5 43477 Court The Belle 31.46 L &.................. Wales 6 45448 Casino Black 31.02 ....................H Anderton 7 215 Opawa Gavin 30.92 L & ..................... Wales 8 45276 Stich Up 30.81 S &.......................... B Evans 9 76747 Know Solution 30.99 .................... L Waretini 10 86886 Massage Only 31.09 ...................D Kingston 9 2.29pm BARRON’S SUPPLIES DASH C1, 295m 1 21522 Look At Lucy 17.56 M & ...................... Smith 2 45426 Advanced Pedro 17.76 S & ............. B Evans 3 53468 Billy Muggins 17.49 .......................... B Dann 4 75147 Summer Love 17.53 .........................A Joyce 5 46326 Another Rule 17.75 ...................J McInerney 6 31x58 Three Knots 17.51 ..................... D T Barnes 7 25727 Cala Rapita 17.87 .............................M Flipp 8 46313 Ohoka Coby 17.42 ....................... L Waretini 9 46548 Que Tee Chicks 17.32 M & ...............Jopson 10 x6585 Know Pity 17.82 .............................G Cleeve 10 2.47pm SUPER PETS STAKES HEAT 5 C1q, 520m 1 18283 Mr. Johnny 31.10.............................J Goode 2 46222 Cawbourne Aries 31.24 ...............C Roberts 3 36735 Flip Flippa 31.10 L & .......................... Wales 4 57441 Groovy Leo nwtd .......................J McInerney 5 21256 Karen’s Magic 30.69 .....................R Adcock 6 12416 Voussoir 30.78 H & .............................Taylor 7 47241 Goldstar Rosie nwtd S & ................. B Evans

8 567x8 Wandy Pam nwtd ........................D Kingston 9 76747 Know Solution 30.99 .................... L Waretini 10 58867 Opawa Anne 30.73 L & ...................... Wales 11 3.05pm HAMPDEN TAVERN SPRINT C1, 295m 1 17824 Homebush Tiare 17.90..............J McInerney 2 14417 Trumped Up 17.70 M & .....................Jopson 3 24511 Bo’s Business 17.90........................ M Grant 4 64853 Phil Wart 17.43............................. L Waretini 5 46763 Zee Brugge 17.39 .....................J McInerney 6 3321 Time Slayer 17.66 M &........................ Smith 7 4x261 Abound 17.36................................R Adcock 8 15466 Sea Spray Boris nwtd..................B Freeman Emergencies: 9 82578 Bublin Jed 17.65 ...............................M Flipp 10 48x68 Go Nola 17.55 ................................G Cleeve 12 3.22pm SPEIGHT’S DASH C1, 295m 1 63451 Churchill Chaser 17.58 .................... B Dann 2 6212x Blue Hobo 17.40 ...............................J Dunn 3 35455 Phat Pants 17.66 M & .......................Jopson 4 46834 Wonkey Donkey 17.76 .............. A Bradshaw 5 64348 Harper Mehl nwtd S & ..................... B Evans 6 66485 Smash Amy 17.19........................... M Grant 7 63755 Another Hunter nwtd .................J McInerney 8 33845 Nitro Express 17.59 ..................... L Waretini 9 F7367 Archie’s Comet 17.45 M & ................Jopson 10 76866 New York Affair 18.08 .......................A Joyce

LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

Today at Addington raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington 1 84765 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney Raceway Meeting Date: 22 Apr 2014 NZ Meeting num- 2 25411 Ditched 17.61 H & ...............................Taylor ber: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 3 x1777 Celosia 18.00 ....................................M Flipp 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 4 x4856 Mop Head 17.76 ........................ D T Barnes 10, 11 and 12 5 83757 Hooray For Hazel 17.56 M & ............... Smith 1 12.09pm SUPER PETS STAKES HEAT 1 C1q, 520m 6 25737 Cec Divine 17.49............................G Cleeve 7 81571 Inka Supreme nwtd ......................... M Grant 1 47177 Homebush Radar nwtd .............J McInerney 8 4212 Memphis Girl 17.73 S & .................. B Evans 2 43278 Runaway Taxi 30.60 M &...................Jopson 9 46548 Que Tee Chicks 17.32 M & ...............Jopson 3 132 Know Danger 30.81 .......................G Cleeve 4 26378 Culvie Sprite 30.63 H &.......................Taylor 10 47868 Opawa Goodie nwtd L & .................... Wales 5 26364 Totally Toasted nwtd ............................A Lee 4 1.02pm SUPER PETS STAKES HEAT 2 C1q, 520m 1 51547 True Blue Style 31.03 .............M K Dempsey 6 44265 Goldstar Bomber 30.92 S & ............ B Evans 2 84527 Opawa Pearl 30.98 L & ...................... Wales 7 24755 Moon And Sea 31.23 .........................J Allen 3 67356 Scotsome Power 30.99 M & ..............Jopson 8 1 Opawa Margorie 30.82 L & ................ Wales 4 11857 Goldstar Jeanie 31.27 S & .............. B Evans 9 3x8x7 Opawa Hally 30.96 L & ...................... Wales 5 43112 Cawbourne Axe 30.62 W & ............... Nissen 10 44678 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd ....................C Roberts 6 37716 Homebush Zelda 30.93 .............J McInerney 2 12.27pm THE TURF BAR SPRINT C1, 295m 7 56254 Kaino 30.75 H & ..................................Taylor 1 56473 No Leaf Clover 17.46 W &................. Nissen 8 5x431 Know Ambition 30.53 .....................G Cleeve 2 35741 Bluey Ruffero 17.60 M & ..................... Smith 9 3x8x7 Opawa Hally 30.96 L & ...................... Wales 3 T2614 Smash Magic 17.89 ............. M Grant 10 687x7 Another Fantasy nwtd ...............J McInerney 4 4112 Ohoka Hope 17.70 ....................... L Waretini 5 66522 Bizarro 17.59 S & ............................ B Evans 5 1.19pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC DASH C1, 295m 1 58743 Homebush Kelso 17.53 .............J McInerney 6 86834 Wandy Millah 17.63.....................D Kingston 2 2162F Red Hot Fury 17.59 M & ...................Jopson 7 6x764 Quattro 17.66 ............................ M Robinson 3 57826 Token Stu 17.75 ................................ J Rush 8 38743 Homebush Haven 17.44 ...........J McInerney 4 36354 Slingo 17.75 .............................. M Robinson 9 F7367 Archie’s Comet 17.45 M & ................Jopson 5 68x42 Wellywood 17.60 W & ....................... Nissen 10 6x865 Line Honours nwtd .........................G Cleeve 6 44486 Smash Amego 17.60 ...................... M Grant 3 12.44pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT LOW C1, 295m


7 56343 Big Muddy 17.63 M &.......................... Smith 8 637x7 Keramus Girl 17.63 ........................G Cleeve 9 82578 Bublin Jed 17.65 ...............................M Flipp 10 x7816 Chocdee Karen nwtd ................J McInerney 6 1.37pm SUPER PETS STAKES HEAT 3 C1q, 520m 1 2184x Opawa Sam 30.70 L & ....................... Wales 2 24864 Maximum Jewel 30.46 S &.............. B Evans 3 25266 Miss Selfies 30.93 .....................J McInerney 4 51687 Goldstar Magic 31.31 S & ............... B Evans 5 64857 Opawa Cuddles 31.00 L & ................. Wales 6 14436 Cawbourne Monaro 30.61 W & ......... Nissen 7 x3616 Louisa’s Girl 31.32 ........................... B Dann 8 75277 Wagon Wheel 30.58 M & ..................Jopson 9 76747 Know Solution 30.99 .................... L Waretini 10 48774 Opawa Marg 30.39.......................C Roberts 7 1.54pm HURUNUI HOTEL SPRINT C1, 295m 1 86881 Jasper Haka 18.22 ....................J McInerney 2 57311 Belfast Jane 17.42 H & .......................Taylor 3 26513 Harper’s Bizarre 17.49 ..................... B Dann 4 7x765 Runway Queen 17.41 ....................G Cleeve 5 35644 Pedro Force 17.33 S & .................... B Evans 6 37636 Kenny’s Comet 17.56 M &................... Smith 7 48564 Duco To Duco 17.73..........................M Flipp 8 21331 Cawbourne Onyx 17.34 .................. M Grant 9 F7367 Archie’s Comet 17.45 M & ................Jopson 10 84888 Twister Al 17.43........................... J McMillan 8 2.12pm SUPER PETS STAKES HEAT 4 C1q, 520m 1 35652 Cawbourne Tip 30.99 ...................C Roberts

Southland dogs Today at Ascot Park Raceway

3 12.53pm HOT CROSS BUNS DASH C1, 390m

2 45433 Starburst Benny nwtd ...................... M Grant 6 15235 Opawa Albie 26.04 .......................C Roberts 3 32215 Opawa Lean Meat 26.49 L & ............. Wales 7 33322 Cover To Cover 26.60.................D Stapleton 1 67162 Another Another nwtd ...............J McInerney 4 71334 On The Level nwtd .......................C Roberts 8 83264 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ......................D Stapleton 2 2718F Rockwood Archie nwtd...............D Stapleton 5 41358 Wunzee 26.60 ...........................J McInerney 9 45856 Opawa Laz nwtd L & .......................... Wales 3 72222 Vienna 23.03 ..............................D Stapleton 1 11.43am (NZT) WISHING YOU AN EGG-CEPTIONAL 4 36347 Charles Fredrick 23.02 ...............D Stapleton 6 2.38pm (NZT) ADDED ENERGY DASH C2/3, 457m 6 24635 Opawa Bart 26.30 .............................B Eade 7 78656 Business Plan nwtd....................D Stapleton 5 2116 Thrilling Henry nwtd P & ............... B Conner EASTER C5, 390m 1 26717 Grunt Rodgers 26.34 ................J McInerney 8 26585 Stock Taker nwtd ............................. R Breen 6 63525 Bowman 23.51 ...........................D Stapleton 1 27622 Little Midnight 22.28 ...................D Stapleton 2 53352 Opawa Bomb 26.23 L & ..................... Wales 9 86888 Kylie’s Belle nwtd L & ......................... Wales 7 11267 Chokehold 23.37 ........................D Stapleton 2 317x5 Indi’s Grace nwtd ............................ M Grant 3 63727 Homebush Violet nwtd ..............J McInerney 8 72115 Mr. November nwtd ....................D Stapleton 3 33112 Smash Rumour 22.52 ..................... M Grant 4 67736 Opawa Bro 26.50 L & ......................... Wales 10 45856 Opawa Laz nwtd L & .......................... Wales 9 13845 Cawbourne Cruze 23.02 ................. M Grant 4 73141 Jumpin’ Julia 22.52....................J McInerney 5 82438 Homebush Iris nwtd ..................J McInerney 9 4.05pm EASTER BUNNY STAKES C4/5, 457m 5 51835 Deanne’s Magic nwtd .................D Stapleton 10 14818 Cawbourne Impact 23.01 ...........D Stapleton 1 32753 Travelling Joe nwtd....................J McInerney 6 51378 Botany Seaton nwtd ..................J McInerney 6 18432 Homebush Chopper 22.38 ........J McInerney 4 1.28pm GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ C0, 457m 7 46465 Starburst Terry nwtd ........................ M Grant 2 15546 Charlie’s Choice 25.86 ..................R Adcock 7 11147 Opawa Legs 22.53 .....................D Stapleton 3 14318 Gordon Bale 25.82 .......................C Roberts 8 52211 Opawa Andrea nwtd L & .................... Wales 1 Homebush Viper nwtd ...............J McInerney 8 51553 Sting Me 22.65 ................................ M Grant 4 61876 Bob’s Eye 26.21 ........................J McInerney 9 85848 John Dory 26.43........................J McInerney 2 34247 Casy’s Raida nwtd .....................D Stapleton 9 87376 Some Say 22.92.........................D Stapleton 5 x6736 Opawa Rapid nwtd L & ...................... Wales 3 38 Opawa Jackie nwtd L &...................... Wales 10 86888 Kylie’s Belle nwtd L & ......................... Wales 10 13857 Botany Pete 22.67.....................J McInerney 4 22426 Opawa Tom nwtd L & ......................... Wales 7 3.13pm SOUTHLAND OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C1/2, 457m 6 7F216 Opawa Casper 26.23 L & ................... Wales 7 34451 Russell Hart 26.25 ....................J McInerney 5 56 Elephant Trunk nwtd .....................M Roberts 2 12.18pm WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS. 1 78777 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd ............J McInerney 8 28883 Opulent 26.70 ...............................R Adcock 6 5 Homebush Lucifer nwtd ............J McInerney CO.NZ C0, 390m 2 544x3 Opawa Colin nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 9 56618 Opawa Style 26.46 L & ...................... Wales 7 4443 Celtic Hound nwtd .......................R Hamilton 1 7 Ollie Baxter nwtd .......................J McInerney 3 68725 Cawbourne Crazy nwtd................C Roberts 8 Opawa Michelle nwtd L &................... Wales 2 Homebush Vicks nwtd ...............J McInerney 4 44115 Cawbourne Floyd 26.04 .................. M Grant 10 4.22pm LES MCLEOD MEMORIAL FINAL R/Af, 457m 9 8 Shadow Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney 3 66 Toast Time nwtd .........................D Stapleton 1 83336 Harlem Haka 26.23 ...................J McInerney 5 58775 Waimak Dave 26.36 ..................J McInerney 4 5627 Tony’s Choice nwtd ....................D Stapleton 10 86858 I’m A Chook nwtd P & ................... B Conner 2 24222 Hetfield nwtd ................................C Roberts 6 22587 Opawa Hog 26.51 L & ........................ Wales 5 2P836 Cawbourne Flow nwtd .................M Roberts 5 2.03pm BRENDON BURKE@FIRST NATIONAL C1, 457m 7 37127 Bigtime Tip nwtd.............................. R Breen 3 12814 What I Like 26.31 ......................J McInerney 6 66 Blazing Hot nwtd ........................D Stapleton 4 14874 Punch On Jaime 26.50 .............J McInerney 8 11212 Robbie 26.12.................................R Adcock 1 63135 Blushing Belle nwtd L & ..................... Wales 7 44535 Lemon Fish nwtd.......................J McInerney 5 22123 Wicked Spell 26.10 J & ...................D Fahey 9 86888 Kylie’s Belle nwtd L & ......................... Wales 2 17116 Thrilling James nwtd P & .............. B Conner 8 8436 Watch Out Traps nwtd ................D Stapleton 6 22344 Carat’s Prince 26.52 J & .................D Fahey 10 45856 Opawa Laz nwtd L & .......................... Wales 3 46573 Opawa Shaiden 26.54 L & ................. Wales 9 46485 Misty As nwtd P & ......................... B Conner 7 57521 Andrea 26.68 ................................R Adcock 4 87764 Opawa Lucky nwtd L & ...................... Wales 8 3.48pm SGRC EGG HUNT STAKES C1/2, 457m 10 87 Millie’s Boy nwtd ..........................R Hamilton 8 12438 His Lordship 26.41 ........................R Adcock 5 16 Lola Baxter nwtd .......................J McInerney 1 45837 Lochinvar Camaro nwtd ...............C Roberts Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 22 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

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9 3685F Cawbourne Polly 26.45 ................... M Grant 10 15125 Cawbourne War 27.00 .................C Roberts 11 4.39pm BRUCE STIRLING MEMORIAL STAYERS RUN FINAL SPECAdf, 630m 1 11412 Jinjarango 36.96 J & .......................D Fahey 2 17372 Thrilling Marty nwtd P & ................ B Conner 3 56264 Opawa No Ear nwtd L &..................... Wales 4 73645 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L & ................... Wales 5 13535 Jinja Power nwtd J & .......................D Fahey 6 51353 Chill Out Ralph 37.55 L & .................. Wales 7 41524 Opawa Paul nwtd L &......................... Wales 8 34428 Opawa Tania 37.51 J & ...................D Fahey 9 55735 Bigtime Kelina nwtd M & ...................Jopson 10 63135 Blushing Belle nwtd L & ..................... Wales 12 4.56pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C4, 390m 1 37662 Botany Kevin nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 1247 Fantastic Four nwtd ......................... M Grant 3 12431 Cawbourne Merc 22.38................... M Grant 4 41763 Another Jewel 22.70 .................J McInerney 5 22155 Bad Week nwtd .........................J McInerney 6 13767 Yaldhurst Edward 23.00 ............J McInerney 7 14388 Bone Nerd 22.66 ........................D Stapleton 8 34355 Botany Prancer 22.71 ...............J McInerney Emergencies: 9 64768 Emily Patrick 22.76 ....................D Stapleton 10 88757 Bellwave nwtd ............................D Stapleton 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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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


In brief It’s A Dundeel retired Murray Baker has no issues with It’s A Dundeel, a horse he rates as the best he’s ever trained, being retired to stud. Baker said it would have been “nice” for It’s A Dundeel to continue racing, but he fully understood the reasoning from managing part-owner John Messara to send the four-year-old to stud. ‘I think they’ve made the right decision,” Baker said. “You can’t keep going. He’s been bought for the stud and that’s where he’s going, but it’s been a great ride. He is a beautiful horse and has so much quality.” - APNZ

Ascot for Sacred Falls? Connections of Sacred Falls are contemplating a trip to Royal Ascot following his fast-finishing second to It’s A Dundeel in the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. With Waikato Stud securing breeding rights to the O’Reilly stallion, serious thought is being given to exposing him to the Northern Hemisphere market. The Gr.1 Queen Anne Stakes, run on the first day of the Royal Ascot carnival in June over 1600, is the race being considered. Nominations for Royal Ascot close today and representative Nick Smith has been in contact with trainer Chris Waller, who is preparing to set Zoustar for the Diamond Jubilee. - APNZ

Laxon likes Affleck Champion trainer Laurie Laxon has predicted a bright future for Affleck, which provided the Chequers Stud stallion Battle Paint with his first winner when he cruised home at Kranji on Sunday. A two-time trial winner in New Zealand, the twoyear-old was an impressive victor over 1200 metres in the hands of Danny Beasley. “I knew he was a good horse before he came here,” Laxon said. “Again it’s my agent Phil Cataldo who rang me and told me about him and I can’t stress enough how we cannot get good horses without a good agent. He looks well and I think he can become one of the top two-yearolds this year.” - APNZ

Handicap not a problem Brendon Hill sits quiet as a mouse as Bettor Rock On takes out the Chertsey Spraying Ltd Chertsey Cup at the Ashburton Raceway yesterday. Bettor Rock On, a Bettor’s Delight-Jingle Belle Rock bay gelding, trained by Hill at Kaiapoi, was too good for the C1 and faster field, despite starting off the 30 metre handicap. Classiegent (Geoffrey Kelk) did best of the rest, going the short route on the rails. photo tetsuro mitomo 210414-tm-058

Victory march for Sakhee’s Soldier Group One aspirations for Sakhee’s Soldier were disappointed last year but they may well be fulfilled in the future. The one time New Zealand 2000 Guineas hope returned to winning ways at Ellerslie in the TJ McKee Trophy on Easter Monday, and the three-year-old is expected to train on and make his mark in top company. “He is a nice type of horse and we feel he can go on with

it,” co-trainer Andrew Forsman said. “He’s beaten a couple of decent ones today and we’ll play it by ear and give him one more and then see how he is.” Sakhee’s Soldier was a six length debut winner at Te Awamutu in the spring to fuel hopes for a trip to Christchurch for the November classic. “We took him down to Trentham for the Wellington Guineas and it was an off track

there and he showed he wasn’t quite ready for that level of racing so we backed off him,” Forsman said. Sakhee’s Soldier was a trial winner on his home track last month and he then showed his quality with a fresh-up third at Te Aroha behind Saturday’s Listed South Pacific Classic winner Beauty’s Beast and the Groupperformed Miss Foxwood. The three-year-old sat at the

back of the small field yesterday before in-form rider Rory Hutchings eased him to the outside near the near. They took control 150 metres from home and drew away to win by two and three-quarter lengths. The well-supported Fast Learner ran on for second and Emily Monk, who was forced to race wide throughout, battled on stoutly for third. - APNZ

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Benji ‘experiment’ finally over By Patrick Mckendry The slowly unfolding car crash that was the Blues’ Benji Marshall experiment skidded to a final and dramatic halt yesterday, but the main damage was done on Saturday in Wellington. Marshall appeared out of his depth at first-five when replacing Chris Noakes shortly before halftime. During the 55 or so minutes he was on the field his kicking

RESULTS ■ Basketball NBA playoffs Results from the National Basketball Association opening-round playoffs yesterday (all series best-of-seven): Eastern Conference at Miami Miami Heat 99 Charlotte Bobcats 88 (Miami Heat leads series 1-0) At Chicago Washington Wizards 102 Chicago Bulls 93 (Washington Wizards leads series 1-0) Western Conference at San Antonio San Antonio Spurs 90 Dallas Mavericks 85 (San Antonio Spurs leads series 1-0)

■ Cycling Amstel Gold Race Results from Amstel Gold Race yesterday, a 251-km ride from Maastricht to Valkenburg. 1. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/BMC) 6hr25min57sec 2 Jelle Vanendert (BEL/LTB) 4 3. Simon Gerrans (AUS/OGE) 8 4. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) same time 5 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) s.t. 6 Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) s.t. 7 Bauke Mollema (NED/BEL) s.t. 8 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA/ AST) s.t. 9 Daniel Moreno (ESP/KAT) s.t. 10 Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) s.t.

Development Cyclists 2014 April 20 Development Youngsters 4km Indv Time trial, 1st Harrison Russell 8m 17s. 2nd Madison Clark 8m 58s. 3rd Briar Clark 11m 09s. 4th Sharlotte Russell 13m 22s. A & B Development Young 10km Indv Time trial 1st Jessie Banks 18m 20s. 2nd James Skinner 19m 20s. 3rd Matheson Colquhoun 20m 25s. 4th Ryan Jackson 21m 18s. 5th Bella Roulston 21m 56s. 6th Luke Skinner 22m 06s. Second race for the afternoon, Young Young Development 4km Handicap 1st Sharlotte Russell   CT.19m 28s. HT. 5.50m. Race Time 13m 38s. 2nd. Briar Clark 2f/t. CT.20m 29s. HT. 8.30m. RT. 11m 59s. 3rd Madison Clark F/T. CT. 12m 30s. HT.12.30m. RT. 9m 03s. 4th Harrison Russell 3f/t. CT. 26m 50s. HT. 13.30m. RT. 13m 20s. A & B Development Young 15km Handicap. 1st. Bella Roulston CT. 31m 38s. HT. Go. Race T. 31m 38s. 2nd Luke Skinner CT. 31m 42s. HT. Go. RT. 31m 42s. 3rd Ryan Jackson CT. 31m 44s. HT. Go. RT. 31m 44s. 4th James Skinner F/T. CT. 34m 22s. HT. 5.30m. RT. 28m 52s. 5th Matheson Colquhoun 2f/t. CT. 34m 34s. HT. 5.30m. RT. 29m 04s. 6th Jessie Banks 3f/t. CT. 34m 44s. HT. 5.30m. RT. 29m 04s. Next week Fords Road. 2pm start.

■ Golf Methven Golf Club April 19th April African stablefords winners,Phil Johnson & Piers Rolton on 76 Senior Grant Hargreaves 78-7-71 Intermediate Phil Johnson 81-15-66, Junior A Ian Lucas 92-21-71, Junior B Jim Rooney 11032-78 Other good scores 71, Phil Trail, 72 Keith Middleton, 73 Marty Hickman, Mike Gray, 74 Mark Scrivenor Geoff Kelk, 75 Piers Rolton, Bernie Walsh, Phil Lalor, 77 K J McCloy, 78 Barry Wackwitz, Allan Smith, 79 Phil Elliott, Pete Harper Twos; Grant Hargreaves, Phil Johnson,

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tactics were poor and he offered zero threat with the ball in hand. It was his big chance and he failed the examination. It is understood that Blues coach John Kirwan, keen to give Marshall a decent run after a recent diet of substitution appearances, was planning on playing him against the Waratahs at Eden Park on Friday and probably at fullback. Instead, Marshall was forced to Phil Trail. Topnotch 4 square supermarket Best nett, Phil Johnson 66. Aribica Café 2nd nett, Ian Lucas 71. Club Voucher Best Gross, Grant Hargreaves 78 Closest Pins Aqua Restaurant # 4 Phil Johnson. Hunters Wines #6 Marty Hickman. Ski Time #13 Ben Rutter The Green Parrot #17 Phil Trail. Methven Travel 2nd shot #14, Keith Middleton ANZAC Day- Stone Salver & Smith Trophy 1pm start Next Saturday; 1st Rounds Duff & Harry maw, match play. Bar duty, P Harper & P Kemp

■ Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club April 18th  Monday Evening – B and C Ladder N/S 1 A Gilbert and J Lovett, 2 A van Dyk and B Leighton, 3 M Hanrahan and N Smith. E/W 1 G Black and M Bruce, 2 G Brown and D Fisher, 3 A Clelland and P Wise Tuesday Evening – 2 round Duplicate N/S 1 J Fechney and B Smith, 2 M Buckland and A Wright, 3 T and P Downward E/W 1 J Irwin and B McIlraith, 2 M de Jong and J Rooney, 3 R Kyle and T Small Wednesday Afternoon – 3 rnds Duplicate. Different partner each round 1  R McLaughlin and B Smith, 2 P Downward and R Kyle, 3 J Fechney and K Robb, 4  R Brownlie and T V Palmer Thursday Evening – All Grades Duplicate N/S 1 R Kyle and T Small, 2 B and M Holmes, 3 R Brownlie and T Downward E/W 1 M and J de Jong, 2 B Turton and M Holdaway, 3 E Segers and J Shearer

■ Motor racing Chinese Grand Prix Results from the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday (56 laps): 1. Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MER) 1hr 36min 52.810sec 2. Nico Rosberg (GER/MER) +18.686 3. Fernando Alonso (ESP/FER) 25.765 4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/RBR) 26.978 5. Sebastian Vettel (GER/RBR) 51.012 6. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/FOR) 57.581 7. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/WIL) 58.145 8. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/FER) 1m 23.9 9. Sergio Perez (MEX/FOR) 1m 26.4 10. Daniil Kvyat (RUS/TOR) 1 lap

■ Pigeon racing Ashburton Pigeon Racing Club Ward flock Winners flying time 3hours 31 mins 02 secs 1st L Quinn 1424.672 mpm, 2nd L Wilson 1389.510 mpm 3rd RCornwall 1381.508 mpm 4th M Davidson 1324.317mpm 5th L Davidson 1310.007. Ward oaks: 1st L Quinn 1424.672 mpm 2nd L Wilson 1380.692 mpm 3rd R Cornwall 1380.460mpm M Davidson 1324.317 mpm L Davidson 1310.007 mpm Ward 1st leg Triple Crown: 1st L Quinn 1414.950 mpm 2nd L Quinn 1407.003 mpm 3rd L Wilson 1380.692 mpm 4th L Davidson 1310.007 5th M Davidson 1295.537 mpm 6th L Quinn 1264.312 mpm 7th R Cornwall 1247.682 mpm 8th L. Wilson 1179.432 mpm 9th M Davidson 1116.972 mpm 10th L. Davidson 960.068 mpm 11th R Cornwall 814.145 mpm.

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come on at No10, was poor, and the Blues slumped to their 12th successive away defeat. Marshall will now return to the NRL, his rugby union switch a failure. His agent Martin Tauber told News Corp yesterday: “It just hasn’t worked out, it is disappointing.” Marshall (right) was signed as a first-five on a contract estimated at $500,000 a year. - APNZ

April 17 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Competition – Round 3 Section One Darfield 9 v PWL Methven 10, Oxford 7 v Kaiapoi 19, Prebbleton 6 v Southbridge 43, Section Two Darryl Philips Motors Celtic 20 v Glenmark 6, Ohoka 5 v Burn/Duns/Irw 15, West Melton 10 v Claas Harvest Centre Southern 8, Lincoln 20 v Waihora 11, Bye: Saracens April 19 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Competition – Round 3 Section 1 Watters Cup Round – Devon Tavern Hampstead 0 v REL Rakaia 59, Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy – Round 5 Collegiate Eclipse Services 32 v Methven R and R Haulage 13, Hampstead 36 v Rakaia Murray Hood Baling 32, Mt Somers v Allenton Grieve Construction, To be played at later date. Tinwald 28 v Southern Tinwald Tavern 11, BYE: Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar No Rugby For Colts, Under 18, 16, 14.5, 13, 11.5, 10, 9, 8, 7 & 6 Grades

■ Shooting Fullbore rifle shooting Final of Ashburton club championship 15 Shot match at 600 yards. 20 April - John Snowden 75.8, 297.34, total 372.42, Peter Newman 73.4, 294.29, 367.33, Darian Miller 71.2, 295.24,  366.26,  John Miller 74.6, 290.16, 364.22, Brian Hawksby 71.2, 281.15, 352.17, Coby Snowden 72.2, 278.11, 350.13, John Fleming 70.2, 264.13, 334.15, Murray Cook 69.3, 256.13, 325.16, and George Cuthbert 68.3, Christina Miller 68.

DRAWS ■ Bowls Hight Trophy teams May 4 Grant Wilson, Graeme Bishop, Christine Talbot, Alan Pack Michael Lawson, Matt Markham, John Cuthbertson, Taylor Mackenzie Matt Bassett, Alex Crawford, Ken Mackenzie, Neil Atkinson Mark Sheard, Geoff Laird, Murray Bassett, Laura Mackenzie Russell Ellis, Darryn Turner, Cait Bassett, Joan Hardy Rosemary Bennett, Gaynor Hurst, Gaylene Smith, Bernice Laird Martin Nordqvist, Winston Lee, Gay Lee, Jenny Nordqvist Kevin Smith, Maurice Sunbeam, Lester Hurst, Rowena Mackenzie Any player unable to play please contact Michael Lawson on 3088269 or alternatively txt on 0272788166 Transport and meal money cost to be arranged closer to the time

■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club April 26 1st round of the Findlay Cup Morning players clubhouse draw for an 8am start. Players are asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. Non qualifiers will play a par round. No 1 Tee. 12.30, M Thomas, G Hubbard, BYE, 12.36, P Hefford, N Rayner, v, W Edding-

ton, T Clarke; 12.42, B Rouse, N Duncan, v, L Jackson, L McGee; 12.48, R Watson, B McFarlane, v, R Ford, A Marshall No 10 Tee 12.30, K Whiting, J Smitheram, v, P Marshall, A Pierce; 12.36, M Beach, D Allan, v, C Mapu, M Kamate; 12.42, R Bruce, L Moore, v, G Rennie, A Anderson; 12.48, B Collins, A Moore, v, P Boon, C Miller Starters: am; P Hefford. pm, S Newman, J Beardsley. Cards: Committee

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby April 22 Ashburton College v Shirley Boys High, Ashburton Venue Allenton Rugby Grounds, 12 noon, Japan Ref, G Shaw, M Gallaghar. April 23 Mid Canterbury XV v Kanto (East Japan RFU), Celtic 1, 7pm, K Opele, G Shaw, Japan Ref April 26 Senior Division 1 - Luisetti Combined Competition – Round 3 Section One REL Rakaia v Darfield, Rak 1, 2.45pm, G Cate, M Gallaghar, G Clement Ashley v Oxford, Lowr Lob, 2.45pm, K Opele, A Stokes, G Inch, G Mathews Southbridge v Devon Tavern Hampstead, Southbridge 1, 2.45pm, A Hotop, A Brosnahan, R Henderson Kaiapoi v Prebbleton, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, S Laird, S Clark, B Egerton BYE: PWL Methven Section Two West Melton v Saracens, West Melton 1, 2.45pm, G Shaw, J Lamers, D Sullivan Ohoka v Glenmark, Mand 1, 2.45pm, G Cate, K Lilley, P Bigwood Darryl Phillips Celtic v Lincoln, Celtic 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson, K Pottinger, T Pearce Waihora v Claas Harvest Centre Southern, Tai Tap 1, 2.45pm, J Shalfoon, S Prendergast, M Quinlivan. BYE: Burn/Duns/Irw Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy – Round 6 Allenton Grieve Construction v Hampstead, Allen 1, 2.30pm, M Bell; Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar v Collegiate Eclipse Services, Celt 1, 1pm, T Pearce; Rakaia Murray Hood Baling v Mt Somers, Rak 1, 1pm, M Gallaghar; Tinwald v Methven R and R Haulage, Tin 1, 2.30pm , A McGirr BYE: Southern Tinwald Tavern COLTS West Melton v Springston, West Melt 2, 1pm, D Sullivan; Banks Peninsula v Kirwee, Little River 1, 1pm, M Hanson; Celtic Euro Agri v Lincoln, Celt 2, 1pm, K Pottinger; Waihora v Prebbleton, Tai Tap 2, 1pm, S Prendergast; Darfield v Rolleston, Darf 2, 1.15pm, P Turnbull UNDER 18 Kaiapoi v Hurunui, Kai 1, 2.30pm, K Hancox Rangiora HS v Malvern Combined, RHS 1, 2pm, D Chinnery; Springston/Southbridge v Tinwald/Celtic, Southbridge 1, 1pm, A Brosnahan; Waihora v Oxford /Woodend, Tai Tapu1, 1pm, M Quinlivan Bye: Meth/Allen/Rak Under 16 Kaiapoi v Ashley, Kai 1, 1pm, G Eder; Oxford v Woodend/Ohoka, Oxf 1, 1pm, G Dunseath; Rolleston v Malvern Combined, Kir 1, 1pm, C Love Lincoln v Waihora, Linc 1, 1pm, H Cook Prebbleton v West Melton, Preb Oval, 1pm, S McLean; Harlequins v Celtic Harnett Contracting, Allen 1, 1pm, P Everest No Rugby For Under 14.5, 13, 11.5, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 Grades

Savea ‘just like Folau’ Will Genia paints a graphic picture of the danger bruising Hurricanes star Julian Savea will present to the Queensland Reds on Saturday night. The Wallabies halfback likens the in-form Savea to Israel Folau - a ball-running threat with the ability to blow the Reds away at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. Genia believes there are few tougher Super Rugby players to tackle than the 105kg All Blacks winger - who scored a try, set one up and made six tackle busts in last Friday’s 39-20 win over the Blues. “He’s an exceptional player and has been outstanding the last few years.” - AAP

Blunders ‘must stop’ Three controversial match defining refereeing decisions in as many games has left Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy pleading with the NRL to make the blunders to stop. The tipping point came on Sunday afternoon in his side’s 2422 loss to the Raiders in Canberra. Up 22-18 in the 71st minute, the Storm all but had things wrapped up when Sisa Waqa appeared to cross for a try. However, the on-field ref ruled that he bounced short of the line and there wasn’t enough evidence for the video referee to overturn the call. “I think all the fans are a bit disillusioned at the moment,” Bellamy said. “Everyone is sick of games being decided on controversial calls. Its frustrating, whether you’re a Raiders or Storm fan.” - AAP

Surfer grabs perfect 10 Hawaiian surfer John John Florence made a massive statement at Bells Beach yesterday with the first perfect-10 wave score of the men’s season. The 21-yearold completed a jaw-dropping aerial manoeuvre on the way to his fourth-round heat win at the Rip Curl Pro. Adding to the occasion, he took a couple of big scalps by beating 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and current world No.1 Gabriel Medina. Four of the judges gave Florence 10s and the fifth scored him a 9.5. - AAP

Miami start in style LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener yesterday. James made four of the Heat’s 11 three-pointers and finished with 27 points and nine rebounds as the Heat seized the advantage in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Wade added 23 points and five assists for the Heat, who are trying to become the first club to win three straight NBA titles since the Los Angeles Lakers did it from 2000-2002. - AFP

Wawrinka downs Federer Stanislas Wawrinka played down his French Open hopes despite his Monte Carlo Masters title success against Roger Federer, claiming that the sport’s big names remain in a class of their own. His convincing 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 fightback at Monte Carlo Country Club sealed the first all-Swiss final on the ATP in 14 years and left Wawrinka with fresh confidence in his big-swinging game. “When mentally I’m there and I’m fighting, I can play (good) tennis, I can beat all the players,” he said. - AFP

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Daily Events Tuesday 9.00am U3A. Derene flood public programmers manager at Canterbury Museum with speak. St David’s Union Church, 48 Allens Road. 9.30am ST DAVID’S WALKING GROUP. Meet outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH.

Wednesday 9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

Goodwill shop open for the sale of preloved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald.

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

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

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

12.00noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre in Community House, at the rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street. 1.15pm TINWALD “500” CARDS. Come and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road.

1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/ intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Instructor Annette 307-7138a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street.

7.30pm ASHBURTON BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. All welcome, enquiries to Faye 308-1852. Meet MacKenzie Centre, Kermode Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm ASHBURTON PHTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Results photojournalism, entries splash of red. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.


Puzzles Tuesday, April 22, 2014 CRYPTIC


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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Take a smart approach to everything you do today, thinking on your feet and working to ensure the communication lines are open. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Look back at where you’ve been and forward to where you’re going, sitting on the fence for one more day, enjoying the view on both sides. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Take assumptions off the table today, refusing to assume anything without making an effort to communicate first. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) It’s where you feel like you’re being pulled from every possible direction that you’ll find the seeds of change being sown. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Sometimes it’s the fear of something that is worse than the actual thing and that’s likely to be the case at the moment. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) As financial tensions come to a head Mercury’s last full day in your financial sector gives you the smart head for money needed to look at things objectively. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Just as personal and/or relationship tensions are coming to a head you have a chance and a need to make communication a priority. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Avoid your emotional responses to work matters from spiralling out of control by using it as a chance to see what’s pushing your buttons and why. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) You will be surprised by simply focusing more on a balance between work and play how this will solve many of the bigger challenges you’re facing. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) As tensions that have been building for several weeks come to a head the disguises begin to fall and you get to see what’s pushing your buttons and why. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Time management, keeping your mind and your options open and also challenging your excuses is a priority today. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) With financial tensions mounting Mercury’s smart head for money gives you the means to appreciate the opportunity this is for a breakthrough.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS


CORNWALL, Beverley Margaret (Bev) Sadly passed away on Monday April 21, 2014 at Ashburton. Dearly loved wife of Spence. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Wendy and Hendrik, Peter and Anna, and Darryn and Elaine. Much loved Nana of the late Georgina, Ashley, and Phil and Polly; Nadine and Matt, and Ethan; and Erica, and Christopher. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A memorial service for Bev will be held at Our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on SATURDAY April 26, commencing at 2pm. “Will be sadly missed”

HASLETT, Clarice Mary (Mary) Late of Rakaia 19-01-1923 – 19-4-2014 aged 91. Loved daughter of Alexander and May Ada Haslett. Sister and sister-in-law of the late May and Vic McGeorge, Grace and Les Raxworthy, Douglas, Harold, Doris and Lex Fisher, Ivy and Ted Schumacher, Les, Mac and Mona, Euan and Myrtle, Joe and Peggy, Gordan and Nora, and Hugh. Mary will be sadly missed by all her family. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton. Many thanks to the staff at Coldstream for their kind and understanding care of Mary. Special thanks to Dr Penny Holdaway for her care of Mary. At Mary’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Rakaia Medical Centre would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at Our Chapel on MONDAY April 28, commencing at 11am. Followed by interment at the Rakaia Cemetery.

SPARGO, Peter James On April 20, 2014 at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 77. Dearly loved husband of Leonie. Loved father and father-in-law of Andie and Bronnie (Auckland), and Jo and Cory (Greymouth). Dearly loved Poppa of Ethan, and Ava. Loved brother of John and the late Jenny Spargo, Carol and Ted Lory, and Jon and Adrienne McVinnie. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton. Donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at the Ashburton Bowling Club, Ashburton Domain, on Thursday April 24, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton.

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HASLETT, Clarice Mary (Mary) Loved and respected Aunt and Great Aunt and Special Friend of Heather, Nicole, and Melissa. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and happy times. You will be sadly missed.

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Mostly cloudy with morning drizzle, and scattered showers north of Christchurch. Evening fine breaks. Light winds.

Cloudy periods. Patchy morning rain or drizzle. Snow flurries above 1800 metres. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: W rising to 40 km/h in the evening.

TOMORROW Cloudy periods. Northeasterlies dying away.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A trough weakens as it moves from the south tomorrow and Thursday, becoming slow-moving over central North Island on Thursday, while the ridge persists in the north. Meanwhile, northwesterlies strengthen over the South Island on Thursday ahead of a front approaching from the west.

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Becoming fine in the morning, but showers developing near the divide in the afternoon, some possibly heavy. Wind at 1000m: NW, becoming strong and gusty for a time. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to gale 70 km/h for a time.


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THURSDAY Mostly fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies developing.


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FZL: About 2800m

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Phone 307 6466 Mobile 0274 508 191 13 Robinson Street, (old Spray Marks site) Riverside Industrial Estate, Ashburton


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Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 12.5 14.9 Max to 4pm 7.2 Minimum 2.9 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm April to date 112.8 Avg Apr to date 35 2014 to date 294.0 204 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 13 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 28 Time of gust 11:49am

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 With special guests Eva Longoria and Clarke Gregg of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. 11am Selling Houses Australia 30 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Cain and Moira rally around Ross as he collapses; Victoria is at the end of her tether; Kerry is not happy when Dan agrees to go back home. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With special guest Kate Walsh. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 N Women in Blue PGR 0 8pm N Water Patrol 0 8:30 M Field Punishment No 1 AO 2014 Drama. Story of New Zealand’s first conscientious objectors, who were opposed to taking up arms during the First World War, and were arrested and sent to war against their will. Fraser Brown, Byron Coll. 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:50 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Grizzly Tales 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:45 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 Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 12:30 Shortland Street 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 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 N Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne PGR On a mission to help those who have been wronged, Andrew Mayne teams up with Lisa and forms a plan laced with mischief and illusion to teach her husband a lesson. 0 8pm Cops Uncut PGR 0 8:30 Step Dave 0 9:30 Revenge 0 10:30 Scandal AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Nanny 3 0 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil PGR 3 Psychic medium John Edward offers help to a man who fears the world will end soon, a woman obsessed with calling psychic hotlines, and a woman who wants to connect with her dead boyfriend. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Interviews with actors Dermot Mulroney and Alex Pettyfer. 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 4:55 The Block – Sky High The teams work to finish their apartment foyers. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Grand Designs Revisited Kevin travels to Southern Spain to revisit Hillary, and find out whether her home has settled into the country’s landscape. 0 8:30 NCIS AO Defective bulletproof vests are found in a truck containing stolen USMC merchandise. 0 9:30 NCIS – LA AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11pm Major Crimes AO 0 11:55 Coppers AO 3 0 12:50 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 F Body Of Proof AO 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 The Good Wife AO Will tries his first case following his suspension, but turns down a low settlement that could cost the firm some much-needed money. Midnight Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Heaven’s Kitchen Cookbook Recipes using organic produce. 7am Lonely Planet’s Year Of Adventures 8am Million Dollar Contractor 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 The London Market 4:30 Escape To River Cottage 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Million Dollar Contractor 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters 7:30 My Dream Home 8:30 My Dream Derelict Home With Simon O’Brien. 9:30 Sarah Beeny’s 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 Barter Kings 5am Million Dollar Contractor



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6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 7:55 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 Malcolm starts sneaking around to date a girl whose father hates him. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 2pm F Doctor Who PGR 3 As the Doctor makes his final journey to Lake Silencio, he knows only his death can keep the universe safe. 3pm Harry’s Practice 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

6am Monday Night With Matty Johns 7am Cricket – IPL (Replay) Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils. 10:30 Monday Night With Matty Johns 11:30 Random Rugby TV 11:45 Small Blacks TV Noon Aussie Rules – AFL (Replay) Melbourne Demons v Gold Coast Suns. 3pm Road To The Fifa World Cup 3:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Hurricanes v Blues. 4pm Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Chiefs v Crusaders. From Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. 4:30 Football – Arsenal TV Hull City v Arsenal.

7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR 8pm The Cleveland Show PGR 8:30 M Kindergarten Cop AO 3 1990 Action Comedy. A macho police officer must masquerade as a kindergarten teacher to find a child who may know the whereabouts of a murderer. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller. 0 10:45 90210 PGR

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 8:30 M Spartan AO 2004 Crime Thriller. A Special Ops instructor is brought in to help locate the President’s kidnapped daughter. Val Kilmer, Kristen Bell, William H Macy. 10:50 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

7:30 Monday Night with Matty Johns Matty Johns and guests discuss the weekend of rugby league in the NRL premiership. 8:30 Rugby Nation 9:30 #SkyRugby 10pm Red Bull Chronicles 10:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Elimination Final One – Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC.

11:40 Entertainment Tonight 12:05 Infomercials

11:20 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:20 Home Shopping 1:20 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 1:50 Home Shopping

12:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United. 2:30 NRL Fulltime 3am Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) 3:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) 4am Golf – European Tour (Highlights) 5am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights)



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Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda looks for her target in last night’s match against the Southern Steel. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON

Jamaican onslaught stuns Tactix BY DANA JOHANNSEN It was always going to be a tough assignment for the Mainland Tactix. Lacking in both height and experience in their defence end, even more so after losing key defender Jessica Moulds to a season-ending injury last week, the Tactix were completely unequipped to take on the transTasman league’s most prolific shooter in the Steel’s Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. The Jamaican import, who currently tops the league’s shooting statistics in both volume and accuracy, had a field day against the Canterbury side last night, slotting 60 goals from 61 attempts in the Steel’s

77-61 demolition of the Tactix. Had it not been for a quiet second quarter, in which they were restricted to 14 goals, the Steel would have smashed the competition’s highest tally of 80 goals. At one point it also looked as if Fowler-Reid would break her own individual record of 65 goals in a game, which she achieved twice against the Tactix in 2013 having made a habit of terrorising young Canterbury defenders. The shooting circle became the 1.98m Jamaican shooter’s aerial playground, as the Tactix defenders, with the exception of a strong second quarter, unable to offer up much resistance to the long bombs that came fly-

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ing into the circle with alarming regularity. By the end of the opening period the Steel had amassed 26 goals - as many as the Adelaide Thunderbirds managed in a full match against the Melbourne Vixens at the weekend. The Tactix managed 16 goals themselves in the first spell, which in any normal set of circumstances is a very respectable return from 15 minutes of netball, but the efforts of their attack end meant little when they were leaking easy goals down the other end of the court. Down by 10 at the first break the match looked as good as over for the Tactix, but they found some defensive resolve in the second spell after a tweak to

their line-up. Jane Watson, who had looked completely overawed by the challenged of marking Fowler-Reid, was replaced at goal keep in the second spell by Zoe Walker - the shortest of the Tactix defenders - with Louise Thayer taking her spot at goal defence. With midcourters Jade Clarke and Hayley Saunders doing a power of work on the outside, the Tactix managed to significantly curb the Steel’s scoring, pegging their lead back to 40-32 at the long break. Having used up so much energy just to stay in touch with the Steel, the Tactix could not maintain that defensive intensity in the third quarter. Steel captain Jodi Brown

upped her workload outside the circle, making herself more available on attack to help her side bring the ball through the court at pace. With the Steel’s attack flowing well again, there was little the circle defenders could do to stop the ball getting into the hands of Fowler-Reid, who helped her side to a 61-43 lead heading into the final spell. Such a healthy advantage gave the Steel licence to introduce some of their younger squad members off the bench in the final spell, with Te Paea SelbyRickit replacing Brown at goal attack for the final eight minutes of the match, while Stacey Peeters was given a run at wing defence. - NZH

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