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The efforts of an Ashburton couple who waded in to help earthquake stricken Christchurch residents have been recognised on the world stage. Trevor and Jane Hurley, who instigated Trev’s Barbecue, have received an Altrusa International Foundation Community Leadership Award and US$2000 – worth almost $2500 in New Zealand currency. “That a lot of sausages,” Mr Hurley said, when he accepted the award from Altrusa District Fifteen (New Zealand) governor Jenette Borrell yesterday. “Jane and I have forgotten how many sausages we cooked – it seems so long ago now. “We accept the honour on behalf of the Ashburton community.” As Trev’s Barbecue has how been disbanded the money awarded to Mr and Mrs Hurley will be donated to a charity of their choice. “We will go home and have a think about which charity to support – we will try to keep it as local as we can,” Mr Hurley said.

TEAM EFFORT Immediately after the devastating events of February 22, 2011, the Hurley’s rallied a team of volunteers to travel to Christchurch to provide food and water to victims of the earthquake. The project gained momentum, and continued to provide food, groceries, clothing, blankets and emotional support for nine months, drawing on donations from the Ashburton businesses and the community. Trev’s Barbecue has already won the national TrustPower National Community Award, but Altrusa International of Ashburton recognised the enormous contribution this project made and nominated it for an international award given by the service organisation’s philanthropic foundation. The Ashburton nomination was Above – Jane submitted to the and Trevor Hurley judging panel in with their award. America. A total PHOTO KIRSTY CLAY 010813-KC-104 of 35 entries from Altrusa Left – Trev’s clubs around Barbecue team the world were at work in earthreceived, and quake-ravaged were judged by Christchurch in three non-AltruMarch 2011. sans.


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An entire province in the Philippines has been plunged into darkness after the national power grid operator cut off supply because of accumulated debt of $93 million. The blackout that started Tuesday surprised residents of Albay province in the central Philippines, which is home to 1.2 million people. “It’s really dark at night. Since it is also rainy here, it is like during a typhoon,” said health insurance company employee Cristie Recebido.






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Dose of reality for Obama kids

President Barack Obama says he and the first lady are constantly reminding their daughters that they’re growing up in a “slightly unreal environment” at the White House. In an interview published online yesterday by Amazon’s Kindle Singles, Obama lamented a shift in culture toward consumption and the focus on celebrity lifestyles. Obama says his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have family members who are in the middle class or even poor, so they see that others struggle and that their life is “not the norm”. The interview is available for free download. – AP

Baring all for Bendon

It’s not every day four female hockey players strip down in the boys changing sheds, but members of the New Zealand Women’s Black Sticks hockey team and the Vodafone Warriors rugby league side joined forces to bare some skin for a new advertising campaign from clothing manufacturer Bendon earlier this week. Charlotte Harrison, Gemma Flynn, Sam Charlton and Petrea Webster posed with Warriors Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson, Kevin Locke and Carlos Tuimavave in the new range of Bendon underwear.

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Tuihana Ohia made a promise to her two boys that she couldn’t break. So after trying unsuccessfully for 40 minutes to order Super Rugby final tickets online, the Hamilton mother slipped out of a work meeting and drove across the city to Waikato Stadium where an aunt was holding a place in a queue of hundreds. “I just promised my kids that we would get tickets. We’ve actually raced from work and now we’ve got the tickets.” The 43-year-old let out a squeal of excitement when the six tickets for seats in the Wel Networks stand were placed in her hand.

Drama students dressed as butlers carrying silver trays have taken to Hamilton streets to escort pedestrians across the road. Critics however, have slammed the council initiative, to highlight the safe use of courtesy crossings in the city, as a waste of money. The formally-clad butlers distributed flyers to motorists and pedestrians that explained the raised platforms are not official pedestrian crossings.

WHAT’S ON ■ Te Quiz: If quiz nights are your thing, get along to the Haketere Marae, Main South Road tonight. Form a team of up to six players and pit your wits against other teams to be the champions! Supper provided. $30 entry per team. For details, call Alistair on 308-4688 or 027 319-2512.

■ Triangle Market: Indulge in some retail therapy and grab yourself a bargain! Wander down to the Ashburton Triangle between 10am and 2pm every Friday and shop to your heart’s content. Call Janene at Simplifoods or Liz at the Little Craft Shop for information about stall sites.

■ Out of town: Beach Breaks with djDmand. Pierside Cafe and Bar, Cnr Brighton Mall and Marine Parade, Christchurch City. Beach Breaks brings you the best of rock, roots reggae and retro. Enjoy the music as djDmand spins some top records or boogie. Free admission.

■ On the couch: Nigellissima (Prime, 8.30pm). She may have been in the news recently but there’s no doubting Nigella Lawson’s talent for cooking. Here in this third programme of the series, she cooks a delicious Italian meal of pork loin stuffed with parma ham and oregano.

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Where’s our pay rise, workers ask By GaBrielle Stuart

Several staff at the Warehouse Ashburton had their hopes dashed yesterday, after promised pay rises passed many of them by. The Warehouse Career Retailer Wage scheme, which was rolled out yesterday, promised over $18.50 an hour to staff who had worked more than 5000 hours for the company (approximately three years), completed full training for their role and had shown competence. The company has another year to make good on its promises, as pay increases yesterday were only the first stage of the two part scheme. The second stage scheduled

for August next year. However one Ashburton Warehouse staff member, who did not want to be named, said that after the promised pay rises were highly publicised for several months most staff expected to see a rise yesterday, and missing out left them feeling let down. She said that more than half of the local staff who qualified for the scheme had seen no increase in their pay packets yesterday, after being notified by letters last week that their wage rates were “currently above the Career Retailer rates implemented in stage one”. “We didn’t expect to see much of a rise, but we all thought we would get something. Even 10

cents would have added up to leave me a little more to play with at the end of the week.” She has worked at The Warehouse Ashburton for close to 10 years, has completed her training, and is earning less than $18.00 per hour. She said that the general feeling among staff was that the business had made them a promise, and hadn’t followed through. However, The Warehouse

Group chief executive Mark Powell said that the raise in pay had to be done in stages, and by the final stage in August next year staff would see the full amount. “What we’re doing is very radical, and it had to be done in two stages because to do it across the country all in one year the cost would be prohibitive. “Those on lower rates will receive a substantial rise in pay



Book tells of abduction, porn Investigative journalist Nicky Hager has told a jury hearing a defamation case he would not have approved a book, at the centre of the case, for publication due to insufficient evidence. London-based former diplomat and civil servant Lindsay Smallbone is suing author and investigate editor Ian Wishart over the book in a civil case in the High Court at Wellington. Mr Smallbone alleges he was defamed in a 2011 book, The Hunt, which was co-authored by Mr Wishart and George London, the husband of Mr Smallbone’s exwife Paulette London. The book tells the tale of a child abduction case involving two of Mrs London’s children from another marriage, who were taken from her more than 30 years ago before being reunited recently as adults.

Mr Smallbone alleges he was defamed by the book, in which Mrs London said he was addicted to pornography and strip clubs, fantasised about sex with men at his church and forced her into sex shows while travelling overseas. The pair’s marriage ended about 40 years ago. Hager told the jury yesterday he would have felt “uncomfortable” about publishing sexual allegations from an ex-spouse unless he had done a lot of work and collaboration. Hager told the court he had been called to give evidence due to his experience as an investigative journalist. Hager, who has published five books unveiling cover-ups in New Zealand politics and the military, said his area of expertise was not in sexual violence cases, but standard principles governed the publication process of all books. Nicky Hagar was called to give evidence.


Coat of arms replaces ADC’s common seal By SuSan SandyS

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this year, and another significant rise next year, while those already earning higher rates will receive a smaller rise this year but a more substantial rise next year.” He said that the company had done its best to make information clear and answer any questions about the changes, but it was possible that communication with staff could have been handled better. “Communication is always going to be difficult in a business of 8000 people, but we have done our best to present the information clearly. “We are working to create a positive change for staff, and that’s what I hope they take from this.”

The Ashburton District Council is ditching the town clock as the central image of its common seal, replacing it with its traditional coat of arms. The old seal has the former logo of the council, which defined the district by the clock atop a strip of water silhouetted against a mountain and a cloudy sky. But that logo has changed in favour of one featuring braided rivers.

At yesterday’s full council meeting, councillors commented that ibis in the coat of arms did not have a lot of relevance to Mid Canterbury, but the traditional coat of arms would be more appropriate than using the new logo. Chief executive Brian Lester said in a report before councillors that “the coat of arms provides an appropriately formal image for the common seal and will mean the common seal will not need to be changed in future

if the logo ever changes”. Councillor Darryl Nelson moved the recommendation, saying while the birds would not mean much to many people, the coat of arms was an appropriate image for the common seal. Councillor John Leadley said his name was on the recommendation for the council to adopt the traditional coat of arms many years ago. “The ibis probably doesn’t represent anything in particular but it’s (our) historical heritage,” he said.

Search uncovers bomb A drug search was halted yesterday after a bomb was discovered at a rural Waikato property. Police said they and Customs were searching three properties in and around Hamilton when an improvised explosive device (IED), along with a number of firearms. A search of one property, which was being carried out in relation to the importation of controlled drugs and associated paraphernalia into New Zealand, was halted while police waited for Defence explosives experts to arrive after the discovery of the device. District Crime Services co-ordinator Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel Keall said there was no risk to neighbouring properties because of the rural location. “As a result of our searches so far, a 25-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in the Hamilton District Court on 18 charges related to the importation of LSD, Ecstasy and cannabis seeds, possession of drug related equipment and the production of cannabis oil. “Further arrests are likely and our search will resume once the suspicious device has been removed and declared safe by the Defence EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) experts,” Mr Keall said. - APNZ

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Methven student impresses industry leaders BY MYLES HUME


A Mount Hutt College pupil left an impression on some of New Zealand’s most influential people this week. Darren Ritchie was selected as the sole pupil to represent the more than 2500 teenagers taking part in the Enterprise Scheme at the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame black tie dinner on Wednesday night. Darren, 17, (left) was asked to give the closing speech in front of hundreds of the country’s top business people and delegates at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. In the audience were Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Finance Minister Bill English. He told them the future of business in New Zealand was at a critical point, as “the burden of all this information” has the potential to stop youth from moving forward and becoming influential members of society. He called on New Zealand business people to help youth bridge that gap. “As business people you have had years of experience, filtering and prioritising information, and have had life experiences which have allowed you


to create your own opinions and not take everything at face value,” he said. “It is going to be important to help foster this critical thinking in our upcoming business people so that we can use this new information as an advantage and not let it hold us back.” Darren was given the privilege after he was one of the standout performers at a recent Enterprise in Action competition in Auckland, up against 80 other youth from across the country. He has already made waves locally with fellow Young Enterprise Scheme teammates from the college, selling Floppets which they hope to distribute around New Zealand. Following his speech, Darren said it was an experience he would never forget. “To be honest I was a little bit nervous but I had confidence in what I was speaking about and believed in my perspective, and from what I heard they all really enjoyed it.” Darren will now look to put more focus on his business group, before preparing to go to Hong Kong later this month where he will represent New Zealand at the International Trade Challenge.


Little threat from terror training Message in bottle Academics believe the terror threat from New Zealanders being trained by al-Qaeda is too minimal to change the country’s spying laws. Their comments follow an interview with John Key on More FM today in which the Prime Minister justified changes to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) law because he said some people in New Zealand were being trained by the terror organisation in places such as Yemen. He said there was the “odd person” here who presented a potential threat, either on the international stage or in New Zealand. Otago University head of politics Professor Robert Patman said while it could not be ruled out that some members of the public were being trained by al-Qaeda, “it’s difficult to know whether the Prime Minister is accurate in his depiction of New Zealand members of al-Qaeda”. “But that actually, is not really the point. The point, I think is that many people are concerned that we’re creating a national security state in order to deal with what is a relatively minor

John Key threat.” Prof Patman said the Government was weakening the principles which were the key to a democratic system. “Those principles play a key role in legitimising and distinguishing democratic rule from the activities of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, which are dedicated to destroying, precisely those values.” The threat to the country’s security was apparently “relatively minor”, Prof Patman said.

“You can’t have major laws to deal with the odd person in New Zealand who represents a potential threat.” There needed to be a “delicate balance” between maintaining democratic freedoms and being vigilant against terror threats, he said. In the radio interview Mr Key said in the “real world” the power to spy on civilians was necessary. “In New Zealand there are people who’ve been trained for al-Qaeda camps who operate out of New Zealand, who are in contact with people overseas, who have gone off to Yemen and other countries to train. “I’m sorry, but that’s the real world.” Otago University deputy director for Peace and Conflict Studies Professor Richard Jackson said he felt Mr Key’s claims of people working with al-Qaeda were “exaggerated”. “There might have been one person who did it, or there might have been two or three but if he’s making out that alQaeda has some major connection to New Zealand, I’m highly doubtful.” - APNZ

sparks quest Paul Chadfield has the Police song Message in a Bottle constantly playing in his head. The Turakina man found bottle IK-0001 while beachcombing with his grandchildren last Saturday. Inside was a message from German woman Nina Zimmermann. Bottle IK-0001 travelled for 133 days in the Tasman Sea and washed up on the North Island’s west coast, south of Koitiata Beach, Rangitikei. Miss Zimmermann’s friend Isa threw the bottle into the Tasman from a ship on March 7 and it bobbed its way to the North Island coast, where Mr Chadfield found it sitting high on driftwood. Miss Zimmermann, a photographer based in Berlin, wrote her message in English and German, saying she was passionate about photography and cooking, and asking the finder to send favourite recipes, which she will compile into an international cookbook. She asked the finder for a

starter, a main and dessert, and information about the people who found the bottle. The Chadfield family have been thinking about their recipes and so far have come up with whitebait fritters. In 2012, Miss Zimmermann starting distributing messages in bottles into rivers, a lake and the ocean, in the hope they would be found and result in recipes. Her website,, has posts and pictures of where the bottles have entered the waterways, but the post about the Chadfields says theirs is the first bottle found. Mr Chadfield has lived at Koitiata for only three years but his beachcombing has delivered a lot of “treasures” from the sea, with the message bottle his latest find. On another beachcombing expedition he found a carved 21st key with “Sam” inscribed on it, which he gave to another Sam who was not quite 21. - APNZ

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Moore adds name to council nominations By SuSan SandyS

With just two weeks to go before local body election nominations close, only three have come in to date at the Ashburton District Council. The latest nomination is for Tinwald resident Maree Moore. The 71-year-old mum of three and grandmother of three was nominated by Patricia Harvey and Iris Taylor. Her nomination follows those last week for Don McLeod, one for mayor and one for councillor. Mrs Moore told the Guardian yesterday that she had sometimes been an “armchair critic” of the council, and now wanted to “put my money where my mouth is”.

She was born in Mid Canterbury and attended Ashburton East School, now Hampstead School, and Ashburton High School. She is now retired, but managed Netherby Four Square, owned and operated Netherby Garage with husband Allen, and was a manager at Unichem Ashburton Pharmacy where she ran her own Elizabeth Arden cosmetic counter. Mrs Moore has had various committee roles for organisations including kindergarten, netball, tennis, golf, and chairing a Plunket Society and East Ashburton committee. “I have always been very passionate about the community,” Mrs Moore said. “I’m an avid reader. I know I

Maree Moore have a lot to learn if I do get elected, but I feel I have got a lot to offer the town. I will never lose sight of the fact I’m there to represent the people

of Ashburton and employed by them. “I do think you have got to have young and old in any business to operate successfully, and you are there to represent a wide range of ages and people.” She said she had been against the art gallery and museum project, and believed the proposed location of the second Ashburton River bridge would create dangerous traffic conditions on Chalmers Avenue. “I think an alternative is necessary,” she said. Candidate nominations for the Ashburton District Council, Methven Community Board and Ashburton Trust opened on July 19 and will close at midday on August 16.


Canterbury leads soaring house prices Asking prices for houses have skyrocketed to an all-time high in New Zealand. Latest property figures from show recordhigh asking prices in Auckland, Canterbury and the West Coast during July pushed the national average asking price, seasonally adjusted, to $465,191 which is $10,000 higher than the pervious record, set in May this year. Paul McKenzie of said the increase was substantial, even in the context of rising market prices. “Asking prices are in a

growth curve, but a $10,000 increase on the previous high is significant. That’s an eight per cent increase on July 2012. “To put that in context, the last time we saw a record monthly high in asking price in May, it amounted to a four per cent increase on the previous year,” he said. Auckland’s average asking price rose to $639,685 last month, 1.3 per cent higher than the previous record-high in May. Canterbury and the West Coast recorded asking prices of $422,043 and $318,816, re-

spectively. Figures on new house listings also showed a slight recovery in numbers. Mr McKenzie said it was the strongest July for monthly listings since 2010. “This is the first time since 2009 that we’ve seen new listing numbers higher in July than June; ordinarily we’d expect to see them start pick up around September.” Despite this, the number of listings in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay last month fell to an all-time low. Overall, listings were expected to rise.


Parents nail work-life balance Multi-tasking parents cope better with the demands of modern-day life than their childless counterparts, new research reveals. A Massey University study, conducted by School of Management professor Jarrod Haar, found parents were better at achieving a healthy work/ life balance compared to those without children. About 600 parents and 700 individuals without children were asked how well they balanced work and non-work commitments. Findings showed 52 per cent of parents felt happy with their work/life balance, while only 42 per cent of those without children said they achieved a satisfactory level of balance. Prof Haar said it was often easier for parents to separate

work and non-work time. “Parents are better at getting up and leaving the office at the end of the day. “It’s easy to flag going to the gym and stay at your desk, but you can’t decide not pick the kids up from daycare,” he said. “Maybe parents are just a little more skilled at achieving that balance because they have to be.” All survey participants agreed that achieving a health work/life balance led to greater levels of satisfaction at home and in the workplace. It was also important in achieving better mental health, feedback showed. Prof Haar said an individual’s perception around how well they were managing various work and social commitments factored into achieving a

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Disqualified driving An Ashburton male was found driving while disqualified by Ashburton police, he will appear in the Ashburton District Court at the next sitting.

In custody An Ashburton male blew an excess breath alcohol limit of 812mcg when he was pulled over by Ashburton police on Wednesday. Police also found the man had two outstanding warrants for arrest. He is in custody at Timaru police station.

Quake burglaries A former Hokitika man charged over the burglary of four vacant Christchurch houses soon after the deadly Canterbury earthquakes has been jailed for 19 months. Damian Ross Mann, 21, was to appear in the Greymouth District Court for a jury trial next week on four charges of burglary but yesterday changed his pleas to guilty when the Crown reduced the charges to receiving stolen property.

Art auction More than $1 million of art was sold in an auction of rare works in Auckland this week, including works by Charles Frederick Goldie and Ralph Hotere. The Important, Early and Rare exhibition held at the International Art Centre showed that the art market was as strong as ever, centre director Richard Thomson said. There was a high level of interest, which could be expected when such important works were on sale, he said.

Jobs to go Eighteen people are expected to lose their jobs after a 53-yearold New Zealand flooring company, owed $250,000 by failed construction firm Mainzeal, went into liquidation. The shareholders of Hills Flooring, which employs 18 staff and has offices in Rosedale and Otahuhu, yesterday appointed liquidators Jeff Meltzer and Mike Lamacraft. While there were several factors behind this decision, a tough retail market and the debt from Mainzeal took a toll on the business, Meltzer said.

Mum’s a burglar A mother of four who burgled her neighbour’s home has been given community work and a stern telling off for her actions. Nicole Ashlie Ruwhiu, 26, appeared in Whangarei District Court on Monday where she pleaded guilty to burglary of a home on July 17 in Kauri.

Healthy billboards healthy work/life balance. “You could have 100 things on and think, ‘Woohoo, I’m really achieving here’. Or you could have two things on and think, ‘Oh, I can’t handle this’,” he said. “It’s about your perceived ability to cope - if you’re somehow managing to do it all to your satisfaction, then go for it. One person’s exhaustion is an-

other’s exhilaration.” Prioritising was key, Prof Haar said. “At a personal level my advice would be to take stock of all the things in your life and decide which are the important ones. “Focus on those, and be a bit flexible with yourself if you don’t achieve the less important ones.” - APNZ

The writing’s on the wall when it comes to health in Whangarei. The Northland District Health Board, in partnership with Whangarei District Council, is launching a series of billboards with important health messages. Northland DHB’s Liz Inch said the billboards address topics including dental health and alcohol consumption, and complement the messages placed on the boot of DHB fleet cars earlier this year.

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Parents urged to vaccinate By Myles HuMe

An early childhood advocate wants Ashburton parents to vaccinate against hepatitis A if it continues to spread. Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey warned this week if more cases of hepatitis A were found in local kindergartens or preschools, then mass vaccination in all early childhood centres would be considered. Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds urged parents to make “the sensible choice” and vaccinate if it was on offer. “In your community right now, it would be reasonable

to say, ‘if in doubt, then vaccinate’,” he said. Under New Zealand law, children cannot be excluded from school or early childhood if their parents refuse vaccination. However, public health authorities do have the ability to shut down centres if they believe the situation has become extreme. Although it was rare for that to happen, Mr Reynolds said if it did reach that point it would have serious implications for the local economy and cause widespread disruption. The number of Ashburtonions infected with hepatitis A reached 17 this week after four

more cases were identified. The virus is spread through contact with faeces, mainly when people do not wash their hands after going to the toilet or after changing nappies. The outbreak started with five identified cases - one of those a child attending a local kindergarten where a temporary vaccination clinic was held in May. Since then another two clinics have been set up, resulting in a total of 300 vaccinations against hepatitis A. Ashburton hospitality workers are now also being encouraged to vaccinate, as they held the potential to infect hundreds more.

SYMPTOMS ■ It can take two to six weeks before symptoms of hepatitis A show. Early symptoms can be mistaken for the flu. Some people may have no symptoms at all. ■ Common symptoms are: Jaundice, Fever, Anorexia, Nausea, Abdominal discomfort, Malaise, Dark urine. ■ The most infectious period for hepatitis A is usually from two weeks before jaundice.


Schools keep up bible studies By Myles HuMe

Only one and five schools in Mid Canterbury have scrapped bible studies, a statistic that has “amazed” religious educators in other parts of the country. Each of the district’s 21 primary and intermediate schools were subject to a nationwide Official Information Act request, asking questions over religious education. The survey revealed startling figures, finding a third of New Zealand schools no longer offered bible studies with some unaware of what was even being taught to its pupils. However, it is a completely different story in Mid Canterbury, says the district’s Christian religious education coordinator Gay Lee. Ms Lee said there were only four schools out of 21 who no longer held bible study classes. “I think they feel what we teach children goes with their syllabus, we base our religious education on morals and values similar to what they teach at school,” she said. “I have been to meetings in other parts of the country, and

In brief Youths set fire Three Kaikohe boys have been referred to Youth Aid after allegedly setting a house alight on Monday. The boys, aged 12, 11 and 10, were allegedly captured on CCTV leaving the address on Raihara St two minutes before smoke was seen at the property. Detective Constable Shawn Parker said the footage allowed Kaikohe police to identify the boys within minutes. The house was unoccupied at the time of the blaze. Kaikohe chief fire officer Bill Hutchinson said the fire was contained to the rear of the property, mainly focused in a laundry.

Caught in cat flap When Emma-Jane Hewlett turns 21 the story about how her head got stuck in a cat door sparking a major rescue operation is sure to generate plenty of laughter. The pictures of her rescue will add to the tale. But it was no laughing matter last Thursday when the two-and-a-half-year-old toddler got her head jammed in the cat door at her Mata family home in Northland. It took a team of six firefighters using cutters to free the trapped girl and plenty of reassurance from her mum Michelle. All she had to show for the hour-and-a-half ordeal was a few red marks on her face and head.

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they are amazed we have such a strong following here.” Most local schools hold half hour bible study classes each week, the school “closing” for that period and giving parents the option to allow their children to sit in on the class. A school’s board of trustees decides if religious education is taught. Netherby School principal Andrew Leverton said his school had stopped offering bible studies before he took of-

fice, reducing it to lunchtime sessions held by the Salvation Army. However, that has now been stopped too. “Another 45 minutes a week, that interrupts core teaching time schools have to produce in the short time we have with children. We have to make sure that time is used wisely and if people do want religious education there’s things that cater for that such as church on Sunday,” he said. Hampstead School principal

Peter Melrose said his school offered religious education “to cater for the demand from the community”. “For us, it’s about teaching broad Christian values, and we often find that aligns with our school values such as respect, responsibility and trust.” Mid Canterbury’s three special character schools - St Joseph’s, Our Lady of the Snows and Ashburton Christian School - offer more extensive religious education programmes.

Residents of an inner-city Auckland apartment block were told to pack their belongings and find alternative accommodation last night after cracks were found in the building’s foundations. The Prince Albert Apartments at 41 Albert St was evacuated by Auckland Council staff within an hour of engineers finding significant cracking in foundation columns. The council’s building control manager, Ian McCormick, said the council was notified about 4pm. “They removed some of the cladding that was around a number of internal columns in the building and identified some cracking to a number of the columns,” he said.

Married in the mud Newlyweds Allan and Jessica Reid wanted something different for their big day so what could be better than a marriage in Rotorua’s mud. The Australianbased couple - she’s American, he’s Scottish - got married at WaiOra Spa at Hells Gate on Wednesday. The entire ceremony, from the vows right through to the signing of the licence, was conducted as they sat in a mud pool.

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Professional help for prevention groups A 1000 hours’ worth of free advertising for an organisation working to prevent child abuse is up for grabs. Advertising agency DraftFCB launched the 1000 Hours Project this week, and is seeking applications from organisa-

tions that demonstrate a clear commitment to reducing child abuse in New Zealand. The recipient will work with a dedicated team from DraftFCB to develop and implement a communications strategy. A panel of four senior agency

personnel will review all applications and create a short list of organisations who will then be invited to an interview, either in person or via video conference depending on the applicant’s location. The Children’s Commission-

er, Dr Russell Wills, will act as a guest expert on the panel and will also attend the interviews to assist with the final decision. Applications close at 5pm on Friday August 30. Interested parties can apply online at

Three recreational fishermen rescued from their stricken boat in the pitch dark Wednesday night in a remote fishing spot off South Westland, were back at sea the next morning searching for their craft. Rob Wilson and Sean Deans, of Hari Hari, and Jeremy Silcock, of Paringa, were fishing for crayfish in the Abbey Rocks area near the mouth of the Paringa River. They were about to head home when their older-type 6m-long jetboat failed to start. They set off their emergency beacon.

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Follow your dream, says medallist By Myles HuMe

oed through age-group rowing. However, that all changed in the lead up to last year’s Olympics where the 1.83 metre athlete created history with double sculls partner Nathan Cohen to claim a gold medal - and with that realising a dream he has chased since he was a 10-yearold. “I love doing these school visits because I remember people coming to our school and inspiring me,” he said. Sullivan fielded questions from Dorie pupils, some asking questions from what was it like to cross the finishing line in London, to what was his favourite food, while the youngsters handled his medal. His athletic ability was then put to the test against Dorie pupils who took him on in relay races involving a range of sporting equipment and skills. Next on the agenda was Tinwald School, where he shared his story once again and was then asked to hop aboard a makeshift row boat, constructed of computer chairs and string.

All his life Olympic gold medalist Joseph Sullivan was told he was too small to row, but that never stood in the way of a dream he’s pursued since he was 10, Mid Canterbury youngsters heard yesterday. Sullivan, 26, dropped into Dorie and Tinwald schools yesterday as part of an ANZ promotion, taking with him his Olympic rowing suit, London 2012 gold medal and an inspirational story to tell. “I remember we had the school crosscountry and I won it, next thing the head boy comes up to me and says ‘you’re joining our rowing team’. I didn’t even really know what rowing was but I ended up really, really enjoying it,” he told Dorie School pupils. “I remember when I first turned up for training and the coach took one look at me and said I was too small. So many people told me I couldn’t do it, but you can’t let anyone stop you from doing what you want.” That same message was ech-

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Olympic rowing gold medalist Joseph Sullivan lets Dorie School pupil Jake Jackways, 9, try on his London 2012 rowing suit yesterday.



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In brief


Registration fees upset urban pet owner By Michelle NelsoN

Seafield resident Sue Porter is barking mad – about the cost of dog registration. Mrs Porter, whose lives on a rural property in the Seafield district, has been ordered to pay $65 to register her jack russell, Skip. According to Ashburton District Council regulations the fee to register rural and farm dogs is $44. Armed with this information, Mrs Porter tackled the council, who stipulated several conditions, which if complied with would be taken into consideration. One of these was to erect a dog-proof boundary fence on

the property, or tie Skip up. “The fence would have to be built so that the dog could not confront anyone entering the property,” Mrs Porter said. The Porters’ have already installed an electronic dog fence, which consists of a buried wire surrounding the property. The wire transmits a signal which is picked up by a device on the dog’s collar, causing it to “buzz” at increasing intensity as it gets closer to the boundary. Mrs Porter said it was more effective than most physical boundaries, which dogs could dig under or jump over. “We live on a (lifestyle) block – it’s impractical to put a big fence around it, and we’ve done

How much? ■ Urban dog - $65 ■ Rural dog - $44 ■ Farm dog - $44 as much as we can to make sure he’s not a nuisance, and we don’t want to tie him up all day,” she said. “We tried to negotiate with the council but we ended up paying the full price.” For Mrs Porter it’s the principle of the matter – she wants to know whether farm dog owners are subjected to the same rules regarding fencing, and what the rules are for urban dog owners. The council response was

that “part of Seafield Road has been rezoned from Rural Residential to Residential D (the rural residential zone does not appear in the new plan). Properties in this situation now attract the urban dog rate as they have moved from rural to residential zoning through the District Plan Review”. However, although the Porters’ are now required to pay more for dog registration, there is no increase in the services provided to their property. “We don’t get rubbish collection, or street lighting – or any of the services provided in town – so why should we have to pay more for dog registration?” Mrs Porter said.


Mall parents welcome twins The Auckland couple whose triplets were killed last year in an inferno in a Qatar mall welcomed twins this week. Jane Weekes gave birth by caesarean section to a girl, Poppy, weighing 2.6kg, and a boy, Parker, just under 3kg, at 5.24am. The twins had been due on August 6. An overjoyed father Martin Weekes said: “Mum is groggy but doing okay.” Earlier this year, the couple announced that they were expecting, and said the new babies were a way of moving forward. “You always know if you want to have children or not and you know how badly you want them, but then to have had them and then to lose them the way we did, it just leaves such an unfathomable gap in your life that you just can’t imagine not having that kind of noise or laughter ... the joy you have from them, so it’s incredibly important for us.” Lillie, Willsher and Jackson Weekes died in the Gympanzee nursery in the Villaggio shopping mall on May 28, 2012. The fire, blamed on an electrical fault, claimed 19 lives, including 10 other children. Last month, a court in Qatar sentenced five people to jail over the fatal fire, including the owners of the nursery, members of mall management and a government official. They were convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Most of the victims were expatriates. In an earlier interview, Mr and Mrs Weekes said they thought about Willsher, Lillie and Jackson but the anniversary of their deaths was still hard, even when they had the

Disqualified driving An Ashburton male was found driving while disqualified by Ashburton police, he will appear in the Ashburton District Court at the next sitting.

In custody An Ashburton male blew an excess breath alcohol limit of 812mcg when he was pulled over by Ashburton police on Wednesday. Police also found the man had two outstanding warrants for arrest. He is in custody at Timaru police station.

Cyclist under bus Police say it may be another week before they can talk to a cyclist who received serious injuries when he went under the wheels of a truck and trailer unit in Christchurch. The 30-year-old is still in Christchurch Hospital’s intensive care unit a week after he was run over as the truck turned into the Meadow Fresh milk plant in Curletts Rd about 7.30am last Friday. He was reported to be in a stable condition.

New golf course A $160 million complex featuring an 18-hole golf course, international golf training academy and a highend subdivision is planned for Christchurch. Whisper Creek, planned for suburban Spencerville, is expected to create 120 part-time and fulltime jobs and generate an estimated $68 million annually. The academy could attract up to 160 young golfing professionals a year.

Not so safe A construction worker who left a flaming blow torch on top of a gas bottle while he had a cigarette is being investigated. The man is a contractor working on The Crossing at Highbrook Business Park in East Tamaki and a passer-by spotted him in the act, took a photograph and sent it to the Herald newpaper. A spokeswoman for the development said they took health and safety seriously and were concerned at the actions highlighted by the photo.

Booze before fight

birth of their new children to look forward to. “It’s been really difficult because for Jane - well, for both of us - you get so used to bad news,” Mr Weekes said. “Whilst we’re really happy, you just worry every time that something’s going to go wrong. “You just don’t get to fully enjoy yourself because you just don’t know what’s around the corner. “It’s self-protection. You have yourself prepared just in case something goes wrong.” Mr Weekes has three older children - Tatjana, Nik and Natalya - from an earlier marriage.

The newly born Weekes twins, Parker on the left, Poppy on the right.

Alcohol is believed to have fuelled an argument that ended with a triple stabbing in Taihape on Wednesday afternoon. Police are still investigating the incident, in which three men were hurt. Two men in their mid-30s, one of them in critical condition, were taken to Wanganui Hospital. A third man, in his mid-50s, was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious condition. Police have interviewed a Taihape man in his mid-20s who was believed to have been at the scene.

Rusty guns dumped

The Doha mall in which the triplets perished.

Three double-barrelled shotguns were among a truckload of rubbish dumped at a Wairarapa cemetery. Each of the three rusted weapons dumped at Riverside Cemetery on Wednesday were in two pieces. Police said the weapons were not a danger, being so badly rusted.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ashburton Guardian 9


Farmers ignored in nutrient limit setting process By sUsAN sANDys

Hinds farmers have been “completely ignored” in discussions on nutrient limits to be introduced under the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP), says Stuart Wilson. The Ashburton District Councillor and Hinds farmer was commenting to fellow councillors and Ashburton Water Zone Committee representatives as the committee updated the council at its meeting yesterday. The meeting also heard it would potentially cost hundreds of millions of dollars in lost

income to Mid Canterbury if strict nutrient limits were imposed under harsh LWRP rules. Mr Wilson said he had attended the series of community meetings on the plan at the Hinds Community Hall, and there had been up to 100 participants for up to a full day at each. “However, we were completely ignored, utterly and completely ignored,” Mr Wilson said. He wanted to see peer review of data presented to the meetings, and later said he was not criticising the zone committee, but the information presented, which was “assumptions”.

Air pollution alert

The new limits would have a “huge impact on farming in our area, absolutely huge impact. We have spoken long and hard in the Hinds hall”. Zone committee chairperson Matthew Hall said he believed Mr Wilson had it wrong when it came to farmers being ignored. “We are listening,” Mr Hall said. “You can comment like that here, but unless you (the zone committee) canvass all the aspects you are not going to get the discussion that you need. If we were mapping out a house here, we haven’t even got the foundations finished.

Ashburton has experienced its second high air pollution day this year. The health guideline was exceeded on Wednesday, with a 24 hour average concentration of 79 micrograms of suspended particulate per cubic metre of air. Health guidelines were also exceeded on January 9, with

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KAREN MCRAE Karen began work in the office of Hastings McLeod in 2003. Two years later, Karen joined the sales team and within a matter of years won both the Top Residential Agent for Mid Canterbury (for the 2010-11 financial year) and Top Overall Residential Agent for Property Brokers South Island.

“We are trying to come up with something that meets 10 different targets, we are local people trying to make a decision for this district. The alternative is for someone from outside the district. It’s early days, I know we will be criticised whatever we do, but we are looking to you for the solutions, Cr Wilson and anyone else, we are looking to you for the solutions, because there’s a requirement to manage nutrients,” Mr Hall said. Ashburton zone facilitator Lesley Woudberg told the meeting that nutrient levels in groundwater and drains in the

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2000 1999

Hinds catchment were high and increasing. “So the task is really to try and first of all dampen that trend in nitrates and see if we can start bringing it down.” There was new irrigation consents granted to BCI and the RDR for 30,000 hectares, but the consents could require water quality conditions under the proposed plan. The extra irrigation could result in an extra 1200 tonnes per year of nitrogen leaching without any mitigation, but its contribution to the regional economy would be about $600 million per year.

66mcg of wind-blown dust, in what the Ministry for Environment described as an “exceptional event”. By this date last year, Environment Canterbury had recorded eight days of high pollution at the Ashburton monitoring site. In earlier years, 8-26 days of high pollution had been recorded by this date.

8 days, 103 maximum concentration on July 20 17 days, 87 maximum concentration on July 4 15 days, 81 maximum concentration on July 28 12 days, 130 maximum concentration on Sept 14* 18 days, 92 maximum concentration on June 20 15 days, 92 maximum concentration on June 28 28 days, 137 maximum concentration on June 28 23 days, 86 maximum concentration on March 6 21 days, 94 maximum concentration on July 13 19 days, 91 maximum concentration on July 15 * dust event

In this time Karen has successfully helped many clients buy and sell their homes. She provides ongoing communications and personal contact, giving the best possible experience for buyers and sellers, ensuring that the whole process is smooth and as stress free as possible. Karen was raised on a farm near Hinds, and is a mother of two sons, Cameron and Ryan. She is currently a volunteer for the Ashburton branch of The Cancer Society and is also a member of the Ashburton Golf Club’s Promotions Committee.

217 West Street, Ashburton Canterbury 7700 Mob 027 436 4146 | Tel 03 302 6002 Fax+64 3 308 8206 |

“Karen kept us up to date with new property to the market and focused on property that would meet our needs. She always made herself available to view properties at a time that suited us and fantastic service making sure the deal went smoothly. All in all, outstanding!” -Sue and Donald Cooper.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ashburton Guardian 9


Farmers ignored in nutrient limit setting process BY SUSAN SANDYS


Hinds farmers have been “completely ignored” in discussions on nutrient limits to be introduced under the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP), says Stuart Wilson. The Ashburton District Councillor and Hinds farmer was commenting to fellow councillors and Ashburton Water Zone Committee representatives as the committee updated the council at its meeting yesterday. The meeting also heard it would potentially cost hundreds of millions of dollars in lost

income to Mid Canterbury if strict nutrient limits were imposed under harsh LWRP rules. Mr Wilson said he had attended the series of community meetings on the plan at the Hinds Community Hall, and there had been up to 100 participants for up to a full day at each. “However, we were completely ignored, utterly and completely ignored,” Mr Wilson said. He wanted to see peer review of data presented to the meetings, and later said he was not criticising the zone committee, but the information presented, which was “assumptions”.

Air pollution alert

The new limits would have a “huge impact on farming in our area, absolutely huge impact. We have spoken long and hard in the Hinds hall”. Zone committee chairperson Matthew Hall said he believed Mr Wilson had it wrong when it came to farmers being ignored. “We are listening,” Mr Hall said. “You can comment like that here, but unless you (the zone committee) canvass all the aspects you are not going to get the discussion that you need. If we were mapping out a house here, we haven’t even got the foundations finished.

Ashburton has experienced its second high air pollution day this year. The health guideline was exceeded on Wednesday, with a 24 hour average concentration of 79 micrograms of suspended particulate per cubic metre of air. Health guidelines were also exceeded on January 9, with

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KAREN MCRAE Karen began work in the office of Hastings McLeod in 2003. Two years later, Karen joined the sales team and within a matter of years won both the Top Residential Agent for Mid Canterbury (for the 2010-11 financial year) and Top Overall Residential Agent for Property Brokers South Island.

“We are trying to come up with something that meets 10 different targets, we are local people trying to make a decision for this district. The alternative is for someone from outside the district. It’s early days, I know we will be criticised whatever we do, but we are looking to you for the solutions, Cr Wilson and anyone else, we are looking to you for the solutions, because there’s a requirement to manage nutrients,” Mr Hall said. Ashburton zone facilitator Lesley Woudberg told the meeting that nutrient levels in groundwater and drains in the

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2000 1999

Hinds catchment were high and increasing. “So the task is really to try and first of all dampen that trend in nitrates and see if we can start bringing it down.” There was new irrigation consents granted to BCI and the RDR for 30,000 hectares, but the consents could require water quality conditions under the proposed plan. The extra irrigation could result in an extra 1200 tonnes per year of nitrogen leaching without any mitigation, but its contribution to the regional economy would be about $600 million per year.

66mcg of wind-blown dust, in what the Ministry for Environment described as an “exceptional event”. By this date last year, Environment Canterbury had recorded eight days of high pollution at the Ashburton monitoring site. In earlier years, 8-26 days of high pollution had been recorded by this date.

8 days, 103 maximum concentration on July 20 17 days, 87 maximum concentration on July 4 15 days, 81 maximum concentration on July 28 12 days, 130 maximum concentration on Sept 14* 18 days, 92 maximum concentration on June 20 15 days, 92 maximum concentration on June 28 28 days, 137 maximum concentration on June 28 23 days, 86 maximum concentration on March 6 21 days, 94 maximum concentration on July 13 19 days, 91 maximum concentration on July 15 * dust event

In this time Karen has successfully helped many clients buy and sell their homes. She provides ongoing communications and personal contact, giving the best possible experience for buyers and sellers, ensuring that the whole process is smooth and as stress free as possible. Karen was raised on a farm near Hinds, and is a mother of two sons, Cameron and Ryan. She is currently a volunteer for the Ashburton branch of The Cancer Society and is also a member of the Ashburton Golf Club’s Promotions Committee.

217 West Street, Ashburton Canterbury 7700 Mob 027 436 4146 | Tel 03 302 6002 Fax+64 3 308 8206 |

“Karen kept us up to date with new property to the market and focused on property that would meet our needs. She always made herself available to view properties at a time that suited us and fantastic service making sure the deal went smoothly. All in all, outstanding!” -Sue and Donald Cooper.

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Ashburton Guardian

Friday, August 2, 2013


Freedom for all to speak Coen Lammers EDITOR


he new compact format of the Guardian has given many sections of the paper a much higher profile. Letters to the editor, for one, are now in a prime position on the Opinion page and more people are taking notice. This increased interest has reignited the discussion around our policy of allowing contributions under non de plumes and text messages without names. Of course we realise that letters without signatures are not ideal and do not carry the same gravity as those that are signed off by the writer, but I can assure you that the decision to run anonymous letters was not taken lightly and is constantly reviewed. I have pledged to our readers that those letters, or messages by text or our Facebook page, are heavily scrutinised and that we would not allow contributions that include personal attacks, defamatory comments about people or businesses, or general gripes that have no public interest. Sadly, I have to admit that over the past six months, two letters have slipped through the gap that overstepped the line of what we consider appropriate. I have apologised to the people affected and put systems in place to be even more vigilant. Some people will never agree with our policy and I accept that there may be a perception that it allows anonymous writers to take cheap shots at others in the community. I decided to change our policy in February because I discovered that there were numerous, wellinformed, opinionated people in this district who were keen to put their views forward but were afraid of possible repercussions for themselves or their businesses. These concerns may often prove unjustified but many others have experienced how small Mid Canterbury can be when you stick your head above the grass. Because we want to increase the discussions within our community, I think the advantages still outweigh the negatives, and I think that the large growth in letters and messages has justified our decision. Yes, some writers may be wrong, or misinformed, but the same letters forum is the ideal platform to set the record straight and inform the entire district, like councillor Jim Burgess did yesterday. Open debate without fear of repercussion is vital in a free society, especially in an election year.

YOUR VIEW Congratulations from UK I just want to congratulate you on the new look Guardian. As an overseas viewer of the paper, after working at the Ashburton Council between 2011 and 2013, I think it is much improved. It seems crisp and clear and an easy read. Keep up the great work. Regards to Ashburton Richard Wade (ex Regulatory Manager, Ashburton District Council)

Wheelchair scam Don’t get sucked in by a man in a wheelchair collecting money! On Sunday outside the Warehouse he was doing just that as I left it turned out he could

walk, strutting his stuff across the car park, as the complimentary wheelchair had been taken from him he had no choice but to leave for his next destination, keep an eye out for this thief ! (Edited) Reido

Mayor Sandy for mayor!

Cancelling Sorry, waited to see if it got better, but sick of reading tonight what I watched on the news last night. I for one will be cancelling my paper, but this has been coming for a while, too much old out-oftown news. Chats 5

CRUMB by David Fletcher


Democracy? People in power pushing personal agendas; a batch of hands up wanting a chance to push their own agenda, and a district full of agendas that will never be pushed! It seems the only difference between modern democracy and a dictatorship is the trading of long-term consistency for the ability to change our despot regularly.

No CTV After all the hype for the new Guardian, what a disappointment after several approches over the years no CTV programme published – our nearest channel with local folk featuring on it – thanks for choice though.


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Businesses need to face the face Phill Hooper OFF THE AIR


k, so here we go with my first offering. First up I want to thank Bruce, Coen and the team at the Guardian for the offer to be a columnist and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of it. I’m sure that I will refer to Facebook a whole lot in the weeks ahead (assuming I don’t get the “Thanks but no thanks” after this). So I thought I’d make Facebook the topic of my first column. I rate Facebook! Bet there’s not too many 44-year-old blokes who say that! Why do I rate it? For me it’s a very important tool for what I do on the radio and that importance has been drummed into all Classic Hits’ announcers from head office.

This week’s Facebook funny from Hoops in the morning page. So what does Facebook have to do with radio? It’s an extension of my show. It’s a chance to get topical feedback from people outside my broadcast hours of 6am to 9am. It’s a chance for me to add a local twist on national and international news. It’s a chance to do “good” (finding dogs in the pound, owners). But most importantly it’s a chance to advertise my product, the

breakfast show and some of the events/features/competitions etc in the show. Just last week when I mentioned Don McLeod standing for mayor, bang, all of a sudden I had several comments from locals to use. Brendon…“Vice principal Don? Hellova nice guy.” Jo… “Fantastic. Go Don. He will be great.” Award for the “Best response to a Post” goes to this one:

Beware of the “housekeeper”


sa Zsa Gabor once famously quoted “I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.” Most people will know that generally speaking married couples are entitled to 50 per cent each at the end of their relationship but you might be surprised, that since 2002 those rules have applied to de facto relationships also. So, what is a de facto relationship and what are some of the implications ofbeing in one? A de facto relationship can be between a man and woman, or two people of the same sex. Both people need to be over 18 years of age and be living together as a couple. There are a number of factors which can

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be taken into account in determining if a couple are “living together as a couple”. There have been instances where the couple only lived together for a few months of the year and other cases where no sexual relationship existed which have been held by the court to be de facto relationships. A general example of a de facto relationship is where a couple live together in the same residence, have a sexual relationship and

are regarded by friends and family as being partners. Once a de facto relationship has lasted for three years the rights that the parties have to items of property owned by the other change. By way of example, if one person in the de facto relationship owns the house that they both live in and after three years the de facto relationship ends the house will be classified as “relationship property” and the non-owning partner will have a right to a half share. Steps can be taken to protect what a party wants to keep as their “separate property”, usually by entering into a “contracting out agreement”. A contracting out agreement will

“New Game!!! Be the LAST to comment on this post and you WIN. Mystery Prize (but a goodie). Ready? GO!!!!” Would you believe 2823 comments in a week!!! Crazy! Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t think Facebook is the be-all and end-all. It’s never likely to be as good as someone on the phone or on the guest microphone. It’s like a lot of things in life, there’s a lot of rubbish on there, but once you sift through that, pick out the good stuff, there’s real value to be found. Like any other medium, you must keep your target audience (demographic) in mind, keep your posts as short and simple as possible and accentuate the positive as much as you can. I reckon if you are in business and are not currently on Mr Zuckerberg’s invention, then in the words of former Who guitarist Pete Townshend, it could be time you “face the face”. Till next week, Hoo Roo. Phill Hooper is the breakfast host on Classic Hits

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provide what the parties will retain as their separate property and what they agree will be relationship property if the relationship ends. It can be difficult to raise this issue with your partner, however, that should be balanced against the consequences of not having such an agreement and the amount of property that your partner may be entitled to should the relationship end. This article is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek guidance from your legal advisor before taking any action related to the matters raised in this article. Matt Marshall is a senior solicitor for Goodman Tavendale Reid in Ashburton

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Police find mother of abandoned baby boy The mother of a baby boy abandoned at a central Queensland ambulance station has been found. The 21-year-old is in hospital and is believed to be in a good condition, police said. The baby is also in good health and is in hospital for observation. He was left outside the Rock-

hampton ambulance station in the early hours of yesterday morning. “Someone rang the door bell and the paramedics went outside and they found the bub,” a police spokesman said. It’s the second time a baby has been abandoned in Queensland in a week. On Saturday a woman left her

newborn at the door of a family’s home at Logan, south of Brisbane. The infant, nicknamed Moses, was found tucked in a wicker basket and with him were supplies of nappies, bottles and formula. The mother, in her 20s, was found on Sunday and was not charged over the incident. The woman in the latest in-

cident has not been charged either, but investigations are continuing. Queensland’s Liberal National Party last week adopted a policy, at its state conference, to introduce safe havens for babies. It would allow birth mothers to safely and anonymously relinquish their newborn babies without prosecution. – AAP


Protester crackdown ordered Egypt’s cabinet has ordered a police crackdown on protests by ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s loyalists, as European envoys headed for Cairo to try to ease tensions between the army-installed government and Islamists. The order to the interior minister raised the prospect of a dangerous showdown just days after 82 people were killed at a pro-Morsi protest in Cairo. It came as diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful way out of Egypt’s crisis gathered pace, with the EU and Germany sending envoys to urge a peaceful resolution to the standoff. Adding to the tensions, judicial sources said prosecutors had referred the Muslim Brotherhood’s fugitive supreme guide, Mohammed Badie, to trial for allegedly inciting the killing of protesters. The cabinet’s announcement came in a statement that said pro-Morsi protest camps at two Cairo squares were posing a “threat to national security.” “The continuation of the dangerous situation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, and consequent terrorism and road blockages, are no longer acceptable given the threat to national security,” it said. “The government has decided to take all necessary measures to confront and end these dangers, and tasks the interior minster to

Crocs ‘born to kill’ Most babies learn how to play nice with others by watching their parents – but not the saltwater crocodile. For the first time, an Australian scientist has discovered that salties are born with their killer instincts fully programmed. Charles Darwin University biologist Matthew Brien has found that baby saltwater crocs appear to be born with an innate set of behaviours. In captivity the baby crocs are shy, reclusive creatures – but all that changes when night falls. Mr Brien said this instinctive aggression is important to establish and maintain dominance hierarchies, as saltwater crocodiles prefer to assert their supremacy without having to actually fight. – AAP

7 die of poisoning

Seven people have died of poisoning after consuming blackmarket methyl alcohol and 41 others remained hospitaliaed, Cuban authorities said yesterday. A Health Ministry report read out on the state TV afternoon news said numerous people began showing up at Havana emergency rooms this week exhibiting symptoms of “serious poisoning”. They were determined to have consumed methyl alcohol, also called methanol or “wood alcohol”. The substance is used in labs and research centres but is highly toxic for humans, potentially resulting in death or permanent health problems including blindness. – AP

Kurds held hostage

Qurbah (six months old) with Arabic that reads, “Morsi”, painted on her face, attends a demonstration with her mother outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where they have photo ap installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. do all that is necessary in this regard, in accordance with the constitution and law,” the statement said. That was met with immediate defiance by the Islamists, who have been camped out for weeks calling for the reinstatement of Morsi, Egypt’s first Islamist president elected last year. “Nothing will change,” said

Gehad El-Haddad, a Brotherhood spokesman for the coalition protesting Morsi’s overthrow, dismissing the order as an “attempt to terrorise Egyptians.” Reacting to the announcement, Washington urged Egypt to “respect the right of peaceful assemblies.” In Rabaa al-Adawiya, the

mood was calm, with preparations for the Ramadan fastbreaking meal under way and no sign of an immediate increase in the security presence. Thousands of people have been camped out in a protest tent city at the square. The interior ministry had already warned that the demonstrations would be dispersed “soona”.


Wastewater set to drought-proof Perth Treated waste water from toilets, showers and washing machines will be pumped back into Western Australia’s water system following a three-year trial. The state took another step towards becoming the first in Australia to rely on recycled waste water for drinking, after the trial at a $50 million treatment plant was successfully completed. Officials are satisfied the treated water is safe for human consumption - with every one

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of the 62,300 water samples passing strict health and safety guidelines. They have now revealed progression to the next stage, where seven billion litres of treated water will be returned to the system via ground aquifers. The recycled water will start flowing in 2016. Water Minister Terry Redman countered the “yuck factor” by confirming it will be about 30 years before the water is actually being consumed.

“The water is actually pure before we put it back in the aquifers for naturalisation - it will be there for potentially up to 30 years before it will flow out of taps again,” Mr Redman said. “By the time the water is extracted, it will be the same as any other groundwater.” Since 1992, concerns over Perth’s future water supply have become increasingly urgent, with increased water consumption coupled with a drastic reduction in the flows into dams.

Desalination plants have bridged some gaps, but by 2060 it is feared Perth’s water usage will overtake supply by a massive 365 gigalitres. So the state government, the CSIRO and water bosses embarked on the ambitious trial, which treated 2533 megalitres of water through micro filtration, reverse osmosis and ultra-violet (UV) disinfection to produce high quality recycled water. Some 28 billion litres a year could be recycled. - AAP

Jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda have taken hostage around 200 Kurdish civilians after violent clashes with Kurdish fighters in two villages of eastern Syria, a monitoring group says. “Fighters of Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have seized control of Tall Aren village in Aleppo province and are laying siege to another village nearby, Tall Hassel,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “They have taken hostage around 200 civilians from the inhabitants of the two villages,” it said, without giving details on their demands. – AFP

989 killed in July Violence in Iraq has killed 989 people in July, government figures show, making it the deadliest month since April 2008. The dead comprised 778 civilians, 88 police, 55 soldiers and 68 insurgents, according to the figures compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries. Violence also wounded 1567 people in July – 1356 civilians, 122 police and 89 soldiers. – AFP

Rabies returns Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island’s first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. Health officials have struggled to contain the outbreak since July 17, when a ferret badger in southern Taiwan was confirmed as rabid. Since then, 17 more ferret badger cases have been confirmed, and the case of a rabid Asian house shrew reported yesterday indicates the disease is jumping species. No humans or dogs have yet been involved in the outbreak. Health Minister Chiu-Wen-ta says the new human vaccine doses are expected to arrive today. – AP

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YOUR HISTORY Left – With the Watters Cup final between Rakaia and Methven coming up tomorrow at the showgrounds we thought it might be nice to start our weekly picture from the past with this mystery rugby photo from 40 years ago. Please let us know if you recognise anyone in this photo. Email us on or go to our Facebook page.

1 – What is a filibuster? A set of delaying tactics Padding on upholstery A medieval weapon 2 – The Ashburton Celtic rugby team play in which colour shirts? Green White Red 3 – What is the name of Fulham’s Premier League football ground? Stamford Bridge St Marys Stadium Craven Cottage

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8 – How many metres above sea level is the peak of Mount Hutt? 974 1012 2190

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7 – Who played Gandhi in the film of the same name? Ben Kingsley M Night Shymalan Art Malik



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$260M BILL

Expense list to detail stadium budget blowout Heads will not roll over the Forsyth Barr Stadium budget blowout, but the total bill could rise again to more than $260 million, it has been revealed. Dunedin City Council staff have begun collating a “comprehensive” list of stadium-related costs, spanning almost the last decade, to be published later this year. The initiative was confirmed by council chief executive Paul Orders in his preelection report, released to media yesterday. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said the list would include the cost of purchasing Carisbrook, bailing out the Otago Rugby Football Union and realigning state highway 88, among other non-construction costs. It would be up to the public to decide whether the additional bills should be

considered part of the cost of the new stadium, which officially stood at $224.4 million, Mr Cull said. He did not know exactly what the extra costs would amount to, but the Otago Daily Times understands if included they would push the stadium bill beyond $260 million. The counting came as Mr Orders finally confirmed heads would not roll as a result of last year’s critical PricewaterhouseCoopers review of the stadium project. PWC staff had pointed the finger at complicated project management arrangements and “unclear” lines of accountability, which contributed to budget blowouts and unauthorised spending. Together they helped push stadium construction costs up by $26.4 million, from $198 million to $224.4 million. - APNZ Ireland plays Italy at the new stadium during the Rugby World Cup.

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New Zealand meat exports ended up stalled on Chinese wharves and further shipments were forced to turn back after officials fluffed the name change on export certificates after the creation of the Ministry for Primary Industries, a review has found. The ministry has accepted blame for its mis-handling of the changes and sluggishness in alerting more senior officials and ministers, leaving them to face questions from the media they couldn’t adequately answer. “Mistakes were made at various levels and at various times,” acting MPI director-general Scott Gallacher told reporters in Wellington at the release of the report. “We did not deal with them effectively or quickly enough.” Some $100 million of meat was held up in May and June as a result of the switch to Ministry for Primary Industries from Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The name change was implemented on March 1 before the new certificates had been approved by officials at China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). The report shows officials only advised AQSIQ on Feb. 6, meaning New Zealand didn’t give China the full one-month notice it requires before the change. In any event, AQSIQ wasn’t happy with mock-ups of the new certificates and as late as February 19 were asking for changes. Ministers only found



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out about the stalled meat on May 14, a full two weeks after meat companies first advised that certificates were being rejected. The report shows that prior to the March 1 name change a New Zealand official in China had flagged problems meeting that date on a number of occasions, only to be told by MPI officials in Wellington that it was “set in stone.” But it also shows a series of missteps including a conversation between that official and the ministry on February 19 where the parties took away different understandings of what certificates were to be used from March 1, given the Chinese objections. Officials also misjudged the situation as being an everyday paperwork glitch of which they dealt with many around the world in the normal course of their business. They had expected it to be cleared up “within a few days”

and “through the usual channels.” Chinese officials also were not available at key times during the saga, which slowed the New Zealand officials’ response. Still, the MPI doesn’t apportion any blame to China or to any other government agencies in the report, Gallacher said. As a result of the review, MPI is doubling staff in its Wellington-based market access team to 16 from eight, having noted that the team hadn’t seen the need to escalate the situation early on and had since commented that they would behave in the same way again. The ministry will also develop a strategy for China, develop a new issues management system in collaboration with the meat industry and improve processes to identify and manage risks to trade. They are among 25 management actions MPI says it is making in response to the review, with a target date of July 2012. - APNZ

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Tweeting into history Tweets have become a window to the mind. Billions of tweets have been saved and stored for future analysis. In 2010, Twitter donated its entire archive of public web messages to the Library of Congress. Today, 200 million people around the world will post a tweet or two - or 20. By the end of the day, the total number of pithy bursts of commentary will approach the half-billion mark. And every single one - each teenage grievance, each Syrian’s cry to topple the regime - will be archived at the United States Library of Congress for future research. That doesn’t surprise social scientists who study human behaviour and changing social norms. With the proliferation of social media supplanting, in some cases, other forms of communication, they’re already hard at work mining the vast deposits of digital interactions. “Our motto now is, ‘Not irrelevant anymore,”’ quipped research sociologist Marc Smith, who works in Silicon Valley in California. He’s been developing computer tools to help analyse the massive stores of social-media information, known as “big data”. Computer programs can scan text for key words on public Twitter feeds and generate interesting findings about what vast populations are thinking and feeling. Analysis of Facebook isn’t so simple. Proprietary ownership and privacy settings have hindered some academic review. Still, in conjunction with search engines and blogs, today’s study of social media is

panning out in ways unimaginable even a decade ago, scientists say. Back then, a sociologist’s dream would have been to equip everyone in society with a diary and have them write down how they feel, says Alexander Halavais, a social science professor at Arizona State University and president of the Association of Internet Researchers. Today, with social media, that dream has come true: “In some ways, we now have an ongoing window to the mind at any time.” It’s estimated that two billion of the world’s seven billion inhabitants are now connected to the internet in some way. In 2010, the Library of Congress announced that Twitter had agreed to donate its entire archive of public web messages, dating back to the company’s inception in 2006. The library said the archive - more than 170 billion tweets and growing - held extraordinary potential for research into

contemporary life. Reaction to Twitter’s donation was met with surprise and excitement, says library spokeswoman Gayle Osterberg. “Many commentators saw the involvement of the library as a validation of social media as a legitimate means of communication; others questioned whether what is transmitted on Twitter warranted archiving. For example, why would the Library of Congress care what I had for lunch?” But, Osterberg says, a century from now “what people ate for lunch at the turn of the 21st century might be among the information that helps (researchers) paint with more colours and a finer brush”. The archive is so enormous, and expanding at such velocity, the library doesn’t have the computer capacity to make archive searches easy. A single search could take 24 hours. A timetable for when the archive could be open for academ-

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The age of mechanical writing came for me in 1974, when my Christmas present was a bright orange Olivetti typewriter. I kept it for years, enjoying all sorts of things about it - the ding at the end of the line, the way they’d saved money on the keyboard by making you write an exclamation mark with an apostrophe, backspace, full stop manoeuvre. That was fine, but some time in the early 1980s I came across the electric typewriter, which let you view a whole line on a little screen before you pressed print, and it typed it out with a remote, magical process. To be honest, I still think the electric typewriter that can remember 12 words is the most ic research has not yet been set. brilliant writerly tool. Meanwhile, the library has The Kremlin has made a simireceived more than 400 inquirlar decision. Remarkably, it has ies from researchers around the apparently just decided to inworld wanting access. crease the amount of work it Topics of interest range from produces on paper, and is investstudying the rise of citizen ing about 10,000 ($19,300) on journalism and the effectiveness typewriters. of politicians’ communications, Its logic is to do with security. to tracking vaccination rates In a time of WikiLeaks, it is all and predicting the stock market too easy for a disgruntled emactivity. ployee to extract vast amounts Other researchers aren’t waitof data from a computer and ing. Anyone using Twitter can walk out with it on a tiny memsee the real-time stream, but it ory stick, or simply email it to a is not searchable beyond a few third party. previous days. Information on paper, howHowever, some companies, ever, must be copied to be stosuch as Gnip, are capturing the len. It is intrinsically much more business hub stream and, for a fee, offering acsecure. cess going back further in time. Means of Canterbury reading move But research based on social on rapidly, and an email not media has limitations. 10 years old will probably “It’s actually a bit frustratbe unreadable unless special ing, because it takes quite a steps are taken to preserve it. long time to figureFREE someON of A $39 By contrast, PLANLord Palmerston’s this stuff out, and the technolcorrespondence from the 1850s $39so planfast comes with 150 minutes and ogy use is changing that is still600intexts perfectly good condi750mb of data. business hub it’s hard for scientists toTerms gauge tion, and will go on being readand Conditions Apply. Canterbury what is really going on.” business hub able for the indefinite future. - AAP - Independent Canterbury

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Rugby supremacy on the line BY JONATHAN LEASK


Another tight and torrid battle is expected to decide the 2013 Watters Cup rugby final between Methven and Rakaia. Rakaia came into the season without a win over Methven since 1978 and have claimed two wins in a season, and Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft believe his side has one more big effort left to win a third. “I feel we have a game left in us and if we do click we can really put a side away and I hope that’s this weekend, but we’ll see what happens,” Foxcroft said. “The last two weeks we just aren’t finishing but if we can finish we can do some damage. “The opportunities are being created but not capitalised on and if we do that it should go our way, but Methven are capable of coming back at us which we’ve seen.” Rakaia were the top Mid Canterbury team in the Combined Country Cup making it as far as the semi-finals, and with the sting from the defeat to Lincoln still a fresh memory, they are looking to add to their 2011 Watters Cup win and finish the season on a high. While Rakaia are focused on finish-

ing, Methven are looking at starting. “Both times we have played Rakaia we let them get away on us and against a side like that you can’t be playing catch-up,” Methven coach Dale Palmer said. “On both occasions we were one play away from getting the win but the onus is on us starting well.” Palmer’s message of starting well also echoes from their 2012 triumph when Methven trailed Celtic 13-0 at halftime and conjured up 20 unanswered points in the second half, and the fact that a lot of the experienced heads that got Methven home in 2012 won’t be running out tomorrow. “I hope they learnt their lesson from then and from the matches against Rakaia that being a final you can’t afford to fall behind, because a team like Rakaia won’t let a lead slip away. “Being defending champions means nothing. Finals rugby is a different kettle of fish and the team that is hungriest on the day gets the prize.” Methven have come a long way from the 47-8 hammering by eventual combined champions Southbridge in their opening game with a lot of inexperienced faces, and Palmer believes his side is capable of rising to the occasion.


Big day of finals for Methven teams BY JONATHAN LEASK


Methven and Rakaia may be enemies in the main game of Mid Canterbury rugby’s final day tomorrow but their fans will join forces in two of the earlier finals. A combined Methven-Rakaia side play Celtic for the Rudstone Cup and Kevin Dwyer Memorial Trophy in the under 18 final,

and the Methven-Rakaia under 16s against Allenton-Celtic for the NH Edge Cup and Russell Kelly Memorial Cup. Methven has a strong presence on finals day with seven teams in the 10 finals. The under 14.5 final pits Methven against Celtic for the MCRU Cup, the under 13 is an all-Southern battle for the Summerfield Trophy and Southern

meet Methven for the MCRU Cup in the under 11 final. The lower grade finals played tomorrow will feature the Centurion Shield matches, with Hampstead and Tinwald B playing for the Alistair Morrison Shield in under 10, the Grant Perry Shield is up for grabs in under 9 played between Southern and Methven W, and Allenton M are up against Methven

for the Geoff Frew Shield in under 8. The senior B final will be played as the curtain-raiser to the Watters Cup final, and Collegiate and Tinwald will fight it out to establish supremacy in what was an extremely tight competition. There will be a full preview of the senior B final in tomorrow’s Guardian.


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In brief McCall misses the cut Southland No 1 Vaughan McCall missed the two-round cut of the 111th Western Amateur in Arkansas by only one stroke yesterday. McCall, who recently qualified for the upcoming US Amateur Championship, shot rounds of 73 and 71 at the Alotian Club for an even-par total to miss the cut of the top 44 players and ties. He incurred a one stroke penalty in round one for slow play on the 18th hole - which meant his bogey on the final hole became a double bogey and that one stroke proved the difference in qualifying as he finished tied for 54th. Danny Lee is the only New Zealander to have won the Western Amateur, claiming both the strokeplay and match play titles in 2008 on his way to becoming World No 1 amateur. - APNZ

Ko going on tour? Lydia Ko’s mother has opened discussions with the LPGA about the 16-year-old playing on the women’s tour fulltime, Newstalk ZB reported. Tina Ko has spoken with LPGA senior officials, seeking a dispensation allowing the world’s No 1 amateur to be able to play in as many tournaments as she likes. The LPGA’s current policy requires members be at least 18-years-old to join the tour. The Golf Channel said the discussions are initially just to understand the process. American Lexi Thompson received the same waiver at age 16. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 270713-JJ-049

College A coach Angela Mitchell gives her team the half time pep talk in their opening match of the premier grade.

Huge hurdle facing College A BY JONATHAN LEASK


First year College A coach, former Silver Fern shooter Angela Mitchell faces an uphill battle to get her team to the premier netball semi-finals. The round one loss to Hampstead A put College on the back foot, and their second step towards the semi-finals is the biggest one, the unbeaten Celtic A. Celtic, Methven and United figured as favourites for the top four leaving College and Hampstead vying for the fourth berth and Hampstead’s comprehensive 36-18 win has given them the advantage. “We were building and making good progress at the end of the first round but unfortunately the holidays, the under 17 nationals and a few injuries meant we were disjointed last week,” Mitchell said. “It was an unfortunate chain of events that meant we had that opportunity when we weren’t at our best, but there are no excuses, we didn’t perform.

“We were disappointed with the result and no one was happy with the performance we put out there. “We’re pulling the team back together and everyone is digging deep to hit these last six weeks positively.” The premier playoffs are a big goal but their major focus is the South Island Secondary Schools Tournament in Christchurch in September. “We want to go there with a solid unit, with all our players able to take the court in different combinations, because it’s a tough week with eight games in four days and the pressure doesn’t come off until the end of the last game.” College have the luxury of having more regular netball than the other senior sides, competing in the Canterbury Secondary Schools A grade competition, after narrowly missing out on Supernet, the top grade. After the disappointing effort against Hampstead A they played Villa Maria mid-week

recording another win, having only dropped the one game to Burnside. “We had a good close win and I was pleased with the way they bounced back. “The teamwork was something I was really proud of so it just building on that and making sure every time we are together we are making progress.” Their next effort at progression has proved the biggest test in senior netball. Celtic are the top title contenders after recording eight wins from eight starts, including a 35-21 win over College A, and College will need a big turnaround to break the streak. The match of the round sees defending premier Methven up against the resurgent Hampstead A, a team that sent a strong message in their 36-18 win over College A last week. After back-to-back losses Methven United A will look to get back to winning ways and chalk up their first win in premier against College B.

Been there . . . Angela Mitchell took over College A this year, but it isn’t her first coaching post. “I’ve coached at secondary level for eight years now and I love it,” Mitchell said. “I’ve coached at other levels both senior and junior but I just love coaching this age group, and it’s probably why I’m a secondary school teacher as well. There’s just something I really love about it and helping these girls who are really keen to succeed.” Mitchell knows about success on the court having played five test for the Silver Ferns from 2002-04, making her debut against Jamaica in 2002. Mitchell played domestic netball in the National Bank Cup for the Canterbury Flames (1998– 2002) and the Otago Rebels (2003-2005, 2007) but retired in 2008 when the NBC was replaced by the ANZ Championship, only to come out of retirement to play for the Canterbury Tactix in 2009.

Rain hits Washington ATP John Isner, fresh off a seventh ATP title, fired 19 aces yesterday to beat qualifier Alex Kuznetsov 7-6 7-6 at the ATP and WTA Washington Open. Eighth-seeded American Isner, who won last week at Atlanta, advanced to the round of 16 at the $US1.76 million ($A1.98 million) hardcourt event before rain washed out most of the day’s matches. That included tournament openers for Argentine top seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion and a two-time Washington winner, and second seed Kei Nishikori, who received first-round byes. The total washouts for Nishikori, and Del Potro mean they will likely have to win five times in four days to take the title. - AFP

Tennis ‘mainly clean’ Australian Bernard Tomic and other tennis players defended their sport and the tour’s updating of anti-doping information yesterday in the wake of drugs cases involving 15th-ranked Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Serbian Viktor Troicki. “It’s very strange how it can happen,” Tomic said. “As a player myself, it’s very weird and strange to see these things happen. It’s strange, but it’s their issue.” The topic has drawn attention after Troicki was banned for 18 months after allegedly refusing to submit a blood sample to a tester and Cilic reportedly tested positive at an April event in Munich. “Our doping system is extremely tough,” said American Mardy Fish. - AFP

Sport 18 Ashburton Guardian

Friday, August 2, 2013

In brief


Warriors shoring up defences BY MICHAEL BROWN Coach Matt Elliott had a simple response when quizzed on what he planned to do to try to fix the Warriors’ right-edge defence. “I’m going to send it out there again... and they will do a better job,” he said. Fortunately his plan is a little more detailed than that. It is officially the leakiest right edge in the competition, a distinction they share with the lowly Eels. Of the 74 tries the Warriors have conceded this season, 12 have come through the middle, 27 down the left and 35 on the right-hand side. It is not the worst unit in the competition, with 44 of the 83 tries the West Tigers have conceded this season coming down their left side. The Warriors right edge was repeatedly torn to shreds by Melbourne last weekend until the injection of Dominique Peyroux from the interchange bench in the second half helped stiffen things up. He has been described as Elliott’s “insurance policy” and can generally be relied on to do the right things at the right times on both defence and attack. Personnel changes are not really an option - although some thought might be given to the rugged Thomas Leuluai and Shaun Johnson switching sides because Konrad Hurrell, Ngani Laumape and Johnson offer so much on attack. Johnson runs a lot of the Warriors’ attack, Hurrell is joint leading tryscorer with Manu Vatuvei with 10 - a handful have been match-winning ones - and Laumape has slotted onto the wing since the seasonending injury to Glen Fisiiahi

and scored three tries in his last three starts. All three are young (average age 21) and inexperienced (Johnson’s presence helps boost the average games up to 32) and Fisiiahi did little to bolster those numbers. The presence of veteran centre Jerome Ropati at Warriors training this week prompted speculation he might play against Cronulla at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday but Elliott has confirmed the same 17 who played last weekend will start. Instead, Ropati was chirping in the ears of Hurrell and Laumape giving them advice as the rest of the squad ran repeated attacking sets at the right-edge defence. “The key is just to talk,” Hurrell says. “Every single person needs to talk. I don’t know if someone is covering my inside if they don’t talk to me. “But it’s been hard for me. “I am the newest guy to the game [in the team] and I’m still learning. It feels strange to tell other people what to do because I’m learning from them. “I’m trying to overcome that but I think I play well when I’m talking. “If I

don’t talk, I don’t feel like I am in the game.” It’s reflection of how difficult it is for Hurrell to bark out orders when he continually refers to Mannering as “The Captain” as a mark of respect. Mannering has been babysitting the right-edge all season but there’s only so much he can do. “By and large they do a pretty good job given the experience we are talking about,” league commentator Andrew Voss says. “But they are going to be targeted. “We are talking about discipline, concentration, communication. You have to do it every minute for 80 minutes when you are defending and I guess the guys are lear ning how hard that is.” - APNZ

Where the Warriors have conceded tries this season: Right: 35 Middle: 12 Left: 27 Total: 74 # The right stuff Eels: 35 Broncos: 34 Dragons: 34 Sharks: 33 Titans: 32 Bulldogs: 30 Cowboys: 25 Raiders: 24 Rabbitohs: 22 Panthers: 21 Sea Eagles: 21 Wests Tigers: 21 Storm: 20 Knights: 19 Roosters: 18

Walters ‘a good fit’ The looming departure of Neil Henry still stings Matt Scott but it has not stopped the North Queensland co-captain giving Kevin Walters the thumbs up as his replacement. Canberra assistant and ex-Cowboy Andrew Dunemann is reportedly the dark horse for the vacancy with Paul Green and Trent Barrett also believed to be in the mix. But Scott said Walters would be a good fit at the Cowboys after being reminded that Melbourne and Test captain Cameron Smith had endorsed the former Storm assistant as the man to replace Henry this week. - AAP

Tough road for Storm Coach Craig Bellamy has labelled Melbourne’s NRL draw one of the toughest they’ve ever had. After four losses in their past five games, the defending champions face another huge challenge against the resurgent Raiders in Canberra on Sunday. In recent years the Storm had two byes in the State of Origin period, which eased the pain of losing their “spine” in stars Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith, as well as backrower Ryan Hoffman to state duty. But this year they only had one bye before Origin. “I think this one of the toughest draws we’ve ever had, especially with the travel,” said Bellamy. - AAP

Revival at Roosters Shaun Johnson: Runs much of the Warriors attack

Four years after finding himself washing vegetables in a Sydney kitchen with his NRL career looking dead and buried Jake Friend is now a key player in the Sydney Roosters’ quest for a first premiership in 11 years. After one too many alcohol-fuelled incidents Friend had his contract torn up by the club in 2009 only to be given a second-chance six months later thanks to the support of a long-time sponsor of the club who gave him a job in his cafe. “It’s good to be in this position, in a winning team. I’d rather be here than on a work site digging holes or something like that,” Friend said. “I’m just glad to be playing footy.” - AAP

Azarenka in form



(FRA/ALM) 6 4. Pieter Weening (NED/OGE) 7 5. Jon Izagirre (ESP/EUS) 9 6. Chris Sorensen (DEN/TST) same time 7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 13 8. Eros Capecchi (ITA/MOV) s.t. 9. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/RLT) 16 10. Thomas Rohregger (AUT/RLT) 18 11. Ivan Basso (ITA/ CAN) 20 12. Alex Howes (USA/GRS) 48 13. Ben Tour de Pologne Hermans (BEL/RLT) 1:14 14. Ivan Santaromita Results from Stage 4 of Tour de Pologne, a (ITA/BMC) 1:23 15. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 231-km ride from Tarnow to Katowice. 1:34 16. Javier Moreno (ESP/MOV) 1:50 17. SteStage: ven Kruijswijk (NED/BEL) 1:58 18. Kenny Elis1. Taylor Phinney (USA/BMC) 5hr40min17sec sonde (FRA/FDJ) 2:16 19. Warren Barguil (FRA/ 2. Steele Von Hoff (AUS/GRS) same time 3. ARG) 2:31 20. Dominik Nerz (GER/BMC) 2:50 Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR/ALM) s.t. 4. Aidis Kruopis (LTU/OGE) s.t. 5. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/ARG) s.t. 6. Thor Hushovd (NOR/ BMC) s.t. 7. Luka Mezgec (SLO/ARG) s.t. 8. Celtic Squash Club Bartlomiej Matysiak (POL/CCC) s.t. 9. Daniele Results from this week’s round of the Celtic Ratto (ITA/CAN) s.t. 10. Daniel Schorn (AUT/ TNE) s.t. 11. Leonardo Duque (COL/COL) s.t. Squash Club’s winter league competition: Pat Summerfield beat Billy Nolan 3-2, Steve 12. Ben Swift (ENG/SKY) s.t. 13. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) s.t. 14. Grega Bole (SLO/VCD) s.t. Devereux beat Lawrence McCormick 3-0, Robbie 15. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/OPQ) s.t. 16. Arnaud Kok beat Chauntel Kentish 3-2, Nathan Forbes Courteille (FRA/FDJ) s.t. 17. Georg Preidler lost to Carl Hough 1-3. John Surridge beat Phil Andrew 3-1, Mark (AUT/ARG) s.t. 18. Francisco Ventoso (ESP/ MOV) s.t. 19. Angel Madrazo (ESP/MOV) s.t. 20. O’Grady beat Ron Carlson 3-0, Jock O’Connor lost to Paul Cousins 2-3, Petr Holub lost to Craig Mark Renshaw (AUS/BEL) s.t. Campbell 2-3, Di Ness lost to Cath Blacklow 0-3. Overall Standings Rebecca Abernethy beat Scott vandenberm 1. Rafal Majka (POL/TST) 21hr55min2sec 2. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 4 3. Christophe Riblon 3-0, James Hunn lost to Aaron Leckenby 1-3, Ed Harrison lost to Mick Hooper 0-3.

■ Cycling

■ Squash

■ Shooting Rifle Shooting

Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club July 30 Jake Crouchley claimed major honours by heading both the open and juniors. Shirley Herridge continued her good season by coming out on top of a very strong ladies group. First timer Kate Taylor will be one to watch as will Hailey Beevor both junior ladies. Individual scores were: Josh Reed 90.1, Reid Ruffell 77.0, Emma Smith 85.0, Hailey Beevor 94.4, Kate Taylor 90.2, Connor Hydes 92.0, Liam Hydes 82.0, Sandy Collett 94.1 & 94.3, Jared McAtamney 95.2, Steve McArthur 98.7 & 95.4, Harumi Yamaguchi 47.0, Arie Burgerhout 78.1, Coby Snowden 97.2 & 98.3, Jake Crouchley 100.7, Hunter Crouchley 91.1, Brian Hawksby 94.0, Alister McLaren 95.4 & 98.4, Shirley Herridge 98.4 & 96.5, Sarah Clifford 96.4, T.J. Stewart 95.4, Mark Stewart 99.7, Alex Watson 74.1.

Men, Round 2 James Duckworth (AUS) vs 7-Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3-6 6-3 4-5 (to be completed). Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) bt 5-Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-4 6-2. 8-John Isner (USA) bt Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 7-6(2) 7-6(4). 13-Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 2-6 6-2 6-3. Mardy Fish (USA) bt 12-Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-3 7-5. Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt 17-Michael Llodra (FRA) 6-2 6-1.

San Diego Open

Collated results from San Diego Open today (prefix denotes seeding). Women, Round 1 7-Ana Ivanovic (SRB) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4-6 6-3 6-2. Round 2 5-Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 6-4 6-1. 1-Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-2 6-3. 4-Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt Bethanie MattekWashington Classic Sands (USA) 6-4 6-2. Collated results from Washington Classic yes3-Petra Kvitova (CZE) bt Laura Robson (GBR) terday (prefix denotes seeding). 6-1 6-2.

■ Tennis

Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka celebrated her 24th birthday with a 6-2 6-3 defeat of fellow grand slam winner Francesca Schiavone to reach the quarter-finals of the Southern California Open. The top seed’s victory was an important marker as she played her first match in nearly six weeks after withdrawing with an ankle injury in her Wimbledon second round. - DPA

Dilshan stars with bat Tillakaratne Dilshan narrowly missed a second successive century as Sri Lanka whipped South Africa by 128 runs in Colombo yesterday to wrap up the one-day series 4-1. The hosts, already holding a decisive 3-1 lead, piled up 4-307 after electing to take first strike and then shot the Proteas out for 179 in 43.5 overs in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium. - AFP



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Christchurch Greyhounds Today at Addington Raceway


$1100, c0, 295m PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer

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56654 Uno Nosey nwtd Joyce&May 3686 Cawbourne Tomcat nwtdWeir&Nissen 54564 Homebush Coral nwtd J McInerney 28 Mary Marlow nwtd M Grant 25651 Air Flow (c1) nwtd M Robinson 58336 Keramus Girl nwtd G Cleeve 57678 Poised Boy nwtd Stapleton&Bonnett 46232 Connect The Dots nwtd A Lee 87 Black Barracuda nwtdJoyce/Cockburn 87787 Winsome Extra nwtd M K Dempsey

 2 4    3   4 1  5 2  6   7   8   9  10

86433 Vienna nwtd R Blackburn 87462 Hot Tea nwtd A Bradshaw 884 Nero Haka nwtd J McInerney 85341 Cawbourne Polly (c1) nwtd M Grant 2 Stich Up nwtd S&B Evans 36573 Pep’s Pot nwtd S Fagan 67744 Aspro Annie nwtd D T Barnes 87 Black Barracuda nwtdJoyce/Cockburn 87787 Winsome Extra nwtd M K Dempsey

12:52 PM


YALDHURST HOTEL DASH $1100, c0, 295m

  1 35777 Mulberry Macro nwtd K Cassidy 1  2 Keramus nwtd G Cleeve   3 56772 Wunzee nwtd J McInerney HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN FAHEY SPRINT 3  4 53433 Joey’s Secret nwtd Stapleton&Bonnett 12:18 PM $1100, c0, 295m  4  5 47 Business Chic nwtd McCook&Jopson   1 5 Smoochy Jewel nwtd C Roberts   6 566 Drip Dry Ocean nwtd Joyce/Cockburn   2 85X Cawbourne Beau nwtd M Grant   7 85 Billy West nwtd M K Dempsey   3 685 Burn Patty nwtd 2  8 48X38 Bit Perusa nwtd Lane&Wales  Weir&Nissen 2  4 4823 Hurricane Sandy nwtd D T Barnes   9 7866 Jasper Haka nwtd  J McInerney   5 24755 Gorilla On Drums nwtd Joyce&May  10 87787 Winsome Extra nwtd M K Dempsey 4  6  5 Noble Fantasy nwtd S&B Evans AMBER CLEANING SERVICES STAKES 3  7 2F721 Homebush Sting (c1) nwtdJ McInerney 1:10 PM  $1800, c0, 520m 1  8  Hetfield nwtd C Roberts 3  1 65327 McJopson nwtd S&B Evans   9 7866 Jasper Haka nwtd J McInerney   10 87787 Winsome Extra nwtd M K Dempsey   2 72788 Morgan Baxter nwtd J McInerney   3 83767 Lacey nwtd McCook&Jopson YALDHURST HOTEL DASH  4  4 36446 Opawa Lauren nwtd Lane&Wales 12:35 PM $1100, c0, 295m  2  5 38672 Scotsome Power nwtdMcCook&Jopson 3  1  Jibbajabba Jewel nwtd C Roberts Zulu Bro nwtd C Roberts   6




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48877 Opawa Goodie nwtd Validation nwtd






Avondale Races Leana Me 2. Full Count (6) 56 

August 2, 2013


  3 0000X Barside (7) 57  M McNab 4  4 22219 King Panamera (1) 57  R Smyth (a3) 2  5 X5332 Blue Streak (11) 56.5  M Du Plessis CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN BOYLE F&M  1:53 PM 3  6 6045X Fintorro (3) 56.5  M Cameron 2  1 X0335 Google Me (1) 68   MAIDEN $7000, mdn f&m, 1400m OPT 313 T Ihaka   7 289X6 Springloaded (2) 56.5  T Thornton 1  2 40362 Istimagic (6) 68   C Studd (3)  1  1 632 River City (3) 57.5  A Forbes (a1)  1  8 1 Princess’ Jewel (8) 56  O Bosson   3 06306 Lochwood (3) 68  M Cropp   2 X6205 Senatorial (8) 57.5  L Innes   9 X5982 Celtic Boy (9) 54.5  S Spratt 4  4 9065 Saint Piran (2) 68   T Harris  2  3 0X724 Garden Of Gold (10) 57.5  M Du Plessis  10 34X40. Itsallme (5) 54  M Hills   5 X8097 Tommy Riki (5) 68  S Phelan  3  4 5X73 No Redemption (7) 57.5  M Cameron  11 159X0 Rustace (4) 54  P Taylor 3  6 0X558 Bella Cavalla (4) 66   D Nolan   5 49X36 Anaheim (9) 57.5  O Bosson TAKANINI FEEDS 2100 RATING 65   6 0X207 Dolores O’Riordan (4) 57.5 B Hutton (a3) 3:03 PM TULLOCH CAFE 1400 MAIDEN  1:18 PM $7000, R65 benchmark hwt*, 2100m  7 Riva Ballerina SCRATCHED OPT 315 OPT 312 $7000, mdn, 1400m   8 86007 Amarlia (5) 57.5  3  1 81700 Regalo Reaal (11) 69.5  T Ihaka R Smyth (a3)  2  2 5X621 Beau Ransom (9) 69  2  1 3932 Joey Jonz (9) 58.5   M Cropp B Hutton (a3)   9 08X Foxcilla (1) 57.5  L Rose (a4)    2 X0873 Rap N Tap (2) 58.5  E Stack (3) R Norvall  10 0X09 Lucy Bee (6) 57.5  S Spratt   3 91DX4 Joerok (4) 69  1  4 7X732 Pherozardo (5) 68.5  3  3 60468 Another Edition (7) 58.5  T Thornton  11 970. Pixie (2) 57.5   A Kuru (3) T Thornton    4 66587. Aerospace (10) 58.5  R Hutchings (a) 4 12 T Harris 4 Royal Enchantress (11) 55  S Collett   5 31330 Revenge (10) 68.5    6 76X6P. Currency Spike (12) 67  M Mitchell (1.5)   5 0795 Zah Big Boy (5) 58.5  S Collett LA-Z-BOY 1200 RATING 65   7 76904 Red Hot (7) 66  4  6  C Studd (3) 8 Falcon Regiment (1) 58.5  C Grylls 2:28 PM $7000, R65 benchmark*, 1200m  4  8 56231 Toby Cee (6) 66    7 X008X Capstand (8) 58.5  S Phelan M Hills OPT 314   9 0X005 Bold Ransom (3) 65.5  R Hutchings   8 Keep Control (3) 58.5  M Du Plessis   1 77430 Conrwin (6) 59    9 E Farr (3) Trading Places (4) 58.5  S Spratt   2 0X518. Hot Mustard (10) 57.5  R Hutchings (a)  10 5X06P Cash Kingdom (2) 65.5  12:43 PM 311


$7000, mdn hwt, 2100m PX # REC Horse (Barrier draw) kg Jockey OPT





d M10 Wanganui Greyhounds Today at Hatrick Raceway

4:41 PM



$1700, c3, 305m PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer

 1 1  3  2  4  3    4   5   6 2  7    8   9  10

21466 Hot King Cole 17.70 L Ahern 27813 Cawbourne Reeah 17.80 J McInerney 48785 Taleedy Trooper 17.53 D Donlon 17175 Calm Rita 17.86 B Johnston 12545 Uno Flash 17.71 S Maher 45613 Kazillion 17.68 D Edlin 43747 Stock Taker 17.58 L Ahern 45744 Kezz 17.56 T McCracken 86883 Homebush Craig 17.76 J McInerney 47588 Homebush Britney 17.55 J McInerney

  3 1  4   5 2  6 4  7   8   9  10

44287 Scott No Money 17.89Udy&McCracken 3F111 Little Rascal 17.54 L Ahern 62285 Excessive Speed 17.88 M Olden 81172 Uno Green 17.72 S Maher 16115 Miss Foxy Minx 17.41Goldsack&Denby 85626 But It’s Great 17.78 J McInerney 86883 Homebush Craig 17.76 J McInerney 55687 Thanks Charlie nwtd J McInerney

5:40 PM


GARY ROSS DECORATOR C3/4 $3200, c3/4, 520m

 1 14537 Thrilling Cairo 30.31 4  D Little   2 77487 Chainsaw Pete 30.25 B Marsh   3 57165 Just Mac 29.92 B Hodgson   4 47435 False Impression 30.65 L Ahern HARRISON HIRE MASTER C3 2   5 44134 El Jetta 30.10  L Ahern 5:05 PM $2600, c3, 520m  3  6 75342 Red Crystal 30.16 B Hodgson 2  1 18144 What’s Up Gee 30.30  L Ahern   7 16774 Fire Boy Baxter (c3) 30.65 J McInerney   2 17336 Tenkay Down nwtd 1  8 23821 Laugh Like Santa(c5) nwtd L Ahern S Drysdale  1  3 223F1 Rene Ranger (c4) 30.09  L Ahern   9 46626 Another Dollar (c3) 29.77 J McInerney 3  4 41643 Missing Melody 30.07 A Turnwald  10 55555 Bumpa Sticker (c3) 30.40 L Ahern    5 15472 Hello Ello 29.93 B Johnston PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C4/5 4  6 46233 Cawbourne Bree 30.17 J McInerney 6:10 PM  $2400, c4/5, 305m   7 74148 Uno Heidi 30.19 L Ahern R Hunt   8 43176 Fergie’s Belle 30.33 S Maher   1 82588 Bob’s Your Uncle nwtd 1  2 68734 Hey You 17.46 W Kite   9 46626 Another Dollar 29.77 J McInerney  2  3 1748X Visionary Man 17.35 L MacDonald  10 55555 Bumpa Sticker 30.40 L Ahern    4 72754 Shanghai Sam (c4) 17.53 L Ahern J P PRINT PETONE C3 3  5 33768 Waterbug 17.68 L Udy 5:23 PM $1700, c3, 305m   6 26747 Homebush Boris 17.74 J McInerney   1 57638 Agent Victor 17.97 J Woolston-Bell   7 71767 Moon Warrower (c4) 17.79 J Tapiki 4  8 28748 Another Hit 17.42 3  2 42162 Stevie’s Magic 17.72  J McInerney W Kite 




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5:50 PM 501

  1   2 1  3  2  4    5   6   7    8  4  9  3 10 

57789 Sir Indianapolis (1) 3:26.8 J I Dickie 8X507 Tafadhali (2) 3:26.1 P Butcher 4X211 Mac Tiger (3)  T Macfarlane 72441 Ergo (4) 3:22.8 L Hollis 09098 J J’s Flash (5)  J Abernethy 23537 Howzat (6) 3:26.9 S Lawson 399X8 Delicata (7) 3:22.9 D Butcher 67X63 Elias Bromac (8) 3:24.3 T Mitchell 01573 Speak Up (21) 3:27.3 G Noakes 24275 Get Holme Tyron (22) 3:31.6 Z Butcher

6:50 PM 503


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$11,000, 4yo+ M 1-2 wins, 2200m

68472 Silent Night (1) 2:44.4 T Mitchell 43L44 Ucanifuwant (2) 2:44.4 M McKendry 00X57 May Fly (3) 2:46.1 Z Butcher 73325 Cullies Delight (4) 2:41.7 G Robb 72461 Spirit Of Art (5) 2:42.6 T Herlihy 29488 Shardon’s Pearl (6) 2:42.0 D Butcher 87435 Pacific Rapture (7) 2:43.3 J Abernethy Barrier






 11  12  13  14  15

2-3, 4-5, 6-7 1-2-3, 5-6-7 4-5-6-7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

80X07 Rosie’s Revenge (13) 65  J Forbes (3) 44615 Arose (8) 65  D Nolan 9X087 Second In Command (1) 65  C Dell 47009 Sneaky Shan (14) 65  A Taylor 03090 Winnipeg (15) 65  S Houston


1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12



27966 Kawarau Spur (3) 2:53.3 S Phelan 8X451 Duchess Diedre (4)  T Herlihy 80051 Getaway Doug (u1) 2:54.5 J I Dickie 0X431 Jessica (u2) 2:55.4 S Argue 79357 Our Dainty Lady (1) 2:52.3 T Macfarlane 61345 Dauntless (u1) 2:53.1 B Mangos Leanne’s Boy SCRATCHED 99957 Good Hest (u3) 3:03.6 J Abernethy

8:10 PM 506



$10,000, 5yo+ 3-4 wins +claimers, 2700m

66921 Leroy Brogden (1) 3:20.5 S Lawson 06361 Viewfield Apache (2) 3:22.7  B Butcher (J) 72332 Thrill Factor (3) 3:22.0 P Butcher 94574 Callie O’Malley (4) 3:26.8 M McKendry 30235 Dougie Maguire (5)  D Butcher 35221 Kippenberger (6) 3:27.2 J I Dickie 61046 Jonny Wilkinson (7) 3:25.4 Z Butcher 21182 Carlos (8) 3:22.8 T Mitchell 5633X Our Southern Man (u1)  J Abernethy Barrier

8:37 PM OPT 507

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AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXI 300 3000 HCP TROT $13,000,

71474 Belfast Suzy 17.69 32687 Don’t Call Me 17.54 82787 Okuku Lilly 17.51 55648 Visual Illusion 17.38

2:55 PM

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$1400, c2q, 295m

32158 Be Prepared 17.35 B Dann 87455 Smash Amego nwtd M Grant 17351 Bit Piccadilly 17.49 Hart&Taylor 4P788 Thrilling Sound nwtd S&B Evans 72584 Okuku Wee Man 17.55 Casey&Fagan 53285 Cawbourne Flippa 17.35 M Flipp 17411 Conaloo 17.53 M Robinson 45457 Isabelle Domain nwtd J McInerney 55648 Visual Illusion 17.38 G Cleeve 54667 Ohoka Blue 17.49 L Waretini

3:13 PM

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Hart&Taylor B Dann R Casey G Cleeve

$1400, c2q, 295m

77873 Billy Muggins 17.49 56335 Aversion 17.66 67161 Vitalize (c3) 17.65 35522 Starburst Hannah 17.56 81673 Upsala Jewel 17.91 55747 Embee Dee nwtd 45784 Hot Shot Lawyer 17.48 125 Buck Alec nwtd 54667 Ohoka Blue 17.49 82787 Okuku Lilly 17.51

B Dann Hart&Taylor Joyce&May M Grant S&B Evans J McInerney Hart&Taylor J&D Fahey L Waretini R Casey

4:13 PM 317



WESTBROOK WINERY 1200 MAIDEN $7000, mdn, 1200m



  3   4 1  5   6 3  7 2  8  9  10

 7 4    8   9  10

 1 2X3 Who Said (8) 58.5  1  O Bosson 3  2 082 Keentorule (14) 58.5  T Wenn (a4) 2  3 9X2 Mahbeer (13) 58.5  R Smyth (a3) IVAN SAPICH MEMORIAL R75 $8000,   4 3:38 PM 4 Yeah Bro (15) 58.5  P Taylor R75 benchmark, 2100m   5 4050X Theodore (3) 58.5  OPT 316 M Hills   1 2241P Calgacus (2) 59  L Innes   6 0 Cerulean (1) 58.5  T Thornton 2  2 9X481 Little Matey (3) 58  D Johnson   7 9048X Chucky’s Bride (6) 56.5  B Hutton (a3) 4  3 38102 Ted’ll Do (7) 58  C Dell (a1)   8 206X8. Impact (2) 56.5  R Hutchings (a)   4 36469 Flavour Flav (5) 57  T Wenn (a4)   9 5 Zabbadak (11) 56  M Du Plessis   5 1X100 Go Joeli (10) 57  4 10 B Hutton (a3)  3 Big Voices (5) 54  M Cameron   6 31300 Saved By The Bell (4) 57  C Grylls  11 5603X Fairy Cake (4) 54  C Grylls 3  7 73985 Otto The Great (11) 56.5  M Hills  12 09 Free Drinks (7) 54  D Johnson   8 22493 West End (9) 56.5  S Spratt T Thornton  13 9X6. Sun Haven (9) 54    9 1P0X8 Carbide (8) 56   14 Moozoon SCRATCHED M Cameron  1 10 610X9 Traveller (6) 56  A 15 M Du Plessis  0 Sardios (10) 56   11 B 16 807X Moonshine Hill (12) 58.5  Werio SCRATCHED   12 16697 Amanpulo (1) 54   17 Ready To Rumble SCRATCHED R Hutchings (a) 


August 2, 2013

Track Information Weather: Drizzle

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Slow; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1800m; Straight: 450m; Rail: True; Weather: Rain



 1 4    2 2  3 WOODLANDS STUD HCP TROT $11,000,  6:20 PM 1  4 OPT 502 4yo+ 1-3 wins spechcp, 2200m   5   1 540X7 The Black Forest (1) 2:57.5 B Mangos   6   2 84256 Burt Munro (2) 2:51.5 D Branch (J)   7 Dolly Dagger SCRATCHED   3 74840 Imsmartenough (3) 2:52.9 M McKendry    8 Barrier 2  4 10032 Empire Earl (4) 2:54.9  R Downey   9 85465 Lite G N T (21)  M Nicholas 3  5 13035 Jimbo Johnson (u1) 2:56.6 D Butcher 3 10 265 Lofty Brogden (u1)   R Downey 1  6 6X223 Heezadoo Early (1) 2:55.2 J I Dickie 7:45 PM  PROMAG HANDICAP TROT $11,000,   7 46378 Ella’s Speed (2) 2:52.1 G Robb OPT 505 4yo+ 1-2 wins +claimer discrhcp, 2200m   8 15203 Ace Moment (3) 2:50.6 T Macfarlane   1 06280 Sundon’s Mountain (1) 2:53.3T Mitchell 4  9 X0621 Mingara (u1) 2:52.1  M Teaz (J,Cl)  4  2 23814 Springfield Legacy (2) 2:54.8S Abernethy (J)


 2 33542 Little Teegan (c1) nwtd A Lawrence 3  MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C4/5   3 71617 Goldstar Bella nwtd S&B Evans 6:40 PM $2400, c4/5, 305m   4 64532 Indi Rhode (c1) nwtd W&T Steele 1  1 31243 Rosemore Osti 17.23 2  5 43435 Buddy Broke 44.60 L Ahern  B Hodgson 3  2 23158 Llamedos 17.44 1  6 24132 Jinja Power nwtd G Quirk  J&D Fahey 4  3 61281 Slangevar 17.55 D Little   7 X1123 Noaki Hurricane (c0) nwtd Kettlewell&Phillips   4 12435 Run Lacey Run 17.41 Freeman&Turnwald 4  8 43463 Retaliate First nwtdFreeman&Turnwald 2  5 45171 Guru Goose 17.16 Freeman&Turnwald   9 37643 Darby Lane (c0) nwtd Lammas&Morris   6 12665 Bee Rabbit 17.38 L Ahern   10 Petrol Voucher (c0) SCRATCHED   7 63147 Belkara 17.55 M Olden WANGANUI STAYERS HEAT 2 (GROUP 2)   8 88327 Cheetah Woods 17.28 J McInerney 7:58 PM $3300, c2dq, 755m   9 77386 Aussie Haka (c4) 17.56Udy&McCracken  10 85858 Another Raewyn (c4) 17.57J McInerney 2  1 22214 Bornato nwtd A Lawrence 3  2 51317 Osti’s Pursuit nwtd C Hore CROMBIE LOCKWOOD C4/5 1  11111 Thrilling Brat 44.22 7:05 PM K Walsh $2400, c4/5, 305m   43 15237 Teegz (c1) nwtd A Lawrence 3  1 16266 Cosmic Fury 17.52 L Ahern  4  1  2 83211 Leadfoot Lenny 17.44 L Udy   5 47478 Chill Out Ralph (c1) nwtd J&D Fahey 6 43434 Summer Tension (c0) nwtd  E S Duganzich 2  3 18175 Stiff 17.33 Freeman&Turnwald   7 63688 Platinum Playboy nwtd S Clark 4  4 41452 Enazuma 17.39 Goldsack&Denby   5 51637 Wee Diger 17.62 G Hodgson   8 36564 Backyard Bully (c0) nwtd G Hodgson   6 33114 Uno Allegro 17.56 L Ahern   9 37643 Darby Lane (c0) nwtd Lammas&Morris  10 Petrol Voucher (c0) SCRATCHED   7 X5452 Thrilling Havoc nwtd G Quirk    8 38526 Eruza 17.50 L Ahern WANGANUI SECURITY C5   9 77386 Aussie Haka (c4) 17.56Udy&McCracken 8:25 PM $3600, c5, 520m  10 85858 Another Raewyn (c4) 17.57J McInerney 4  1 78241 Space Race 30.19 T McCracken WANGANUI STAYERS HEAT 1 (GROUP 2)   2 14228 Bigtime Jet 30.20 L Ahern 7:33 PM 1  3 41213 Riley’s Mate 29.68 $3300, c2dq, 755m  S Clark 2  4 X1112 Superior Izmir nwtdFreeman&Turnwald   1 25287 Mr. Chino nwtd A Lawrence 

  1 4  2 $8000, 3yo+ non winners, 2700m   3 53483 Tina Brydon (1) 3:26.2 S Abernethy (J)   4 05579 Brett James (2) 3:29.5 T Herlihy  1  5 87X54 Sandpark Senator (3) 3:26.2 S Phelan  2  6 69 Raffaello (4)  T Mitchell   7 85730 Orthez (5)  G Robb  3  8 79555 G J Seelstar (6) 3:26.4 J I Dickie   9  X7676 Sharapova’s Delight (7)  B Mangos 

7:20 PM OPT 504

August 2, 2013

77386 Aussie Haka (c4) 17.56Udy&McCracken 85858 Another Raewyn (c4) 17.57J McInerney

Today at Alexandra Park



  9  10

Auckland Harness

$8000, 4yo+ 1-3 wins, 2700m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Fastest time Driver OPT

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

  117F5 Tepirita Charger 17.47 B Shaw DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER DASH   34 76885 1:27 PM Blickling Bridge 17.53 Joyce&May $1700, c2/3, 295m  3  5 46311 Home Truth 17.32  G Cleeve 3  1 2X235 Wandy Luck 17.51 G Cleeve 6 42331 Damarjo 17.39 Hart&Taylor 4  2 35376 Another Becky 17.49 J McInerney 2    7 78244 Benny’s Angel 17.50 J McInerney   3 46417 Avec Lamour 17.58 A Bradshaw  1  G Cleeve 2  4 34512 Know Lies 17.37 G Cleeve   8 11213 Know Wisdom 17.36 9 21122 Batiatus (c2) 17.34 R Blackburn   5 54826 Runway Queen 17.41 G Cleeve   6 13685 Fly Canary Fly 17.74 J McInerney C.T.V. STAKES 1  7 51322 Two Ways 17.30 B Shaw 2:20 PM c2, 520m   8 71858 Roxy Rascal 17.44 McCook&Jopson 3  1 53163 Popstar Rocket 30.57$2200,  M Flipp   9 21122 Batiatus (c2) 17.34 R Blackburn  1  2 41268 Jinja Pop 30.47 J&D Fahey A Williams HAMPDEN TAVERN SPRINT   3 45137 Coalpit Mick nwtd 1:45 PM 4  4 22144 Line Honours 30.94 G Cleeve $1700, c2/3, 295m  2  5 74112 Zarishel 30.68 Hart&Taylor 2  1 56514 Enable 17.45 B&T Shaw  J McInerney   2 23745 Blonde Tori 17.48 A Bradshaw   6 42814 Botany Comet 30.68 D Kingston   3 37435 Homebush Churro 17.35 J McInerney   7 11682 Wandy On In 30.79   8 61564 Know Peril 30.62 G Cleeve 4  4 71122 Hooray For Hazel 17.56Mitchell&Smith   9 16786 Bronelly Lad nwtd  J&D Fahey   5 54746 Life’s A Laugh 17.39 R Blackburn 1  6 658X3 Know Spunk nwtd G Cleeve SPEIGHT’S SPRINT HEAT   7 62283 Anytime Will Do 17.48 J McInerney 2:38 PM $1400, c2q, 295m 3  8 X5154 Fireman’s Rocket 17.46 G Cleeve   1 73568 Dyna Diego 17.43 McCook&Jopson   9 21122 Batiatus (c2) 17.34 R Blackburn   2 85531 Another Snazza nwtd J McInerney DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY DASH   3 71868 Twister Al 17.43  J McMillan 2:02 PM 1  4 41131 Mildred Lillian 17.47 $1700, c2/3, 295m  M Flipp   1 65537 Gazza’s Pride 17.24 3  5 54533 Bizarro 17.59 M Flipp  S&B Evans 4  2 42168 Make Your Point 17.40 S&B Evans 2  6 12516 Voreda 17.39 M Robinson

Today at Avondale  10 1 11

Lane&Wales C Roberts


Compiled by


 6 2    7 4  8 1  9

2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 1-2-3, 5-6-7, 9-10-11 8-9-10-11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 6-11 $40,000

22211 Rare Opportunity (2) 3:31.2 47237 Phoebe Gladiator (3) 3:30.9 66634 Phoebe Revival (1) 3:29.8 11631 Charlemagne (1) 3:27.8

D Butcher T Herlihy S Lawson P Butcher

9:07 PM 508


CANAM HANDICAP PACE $13,000, 4yo+ 3-6 wins spechcp, 2700m

9:37 PM OPT 509


ALABAR NORTH ISLAND AWARDS NIGHT 31ST AUG TROT $10,000, 4yo+ non winners, 2200m


 1   2 1  3 4  4  5   6 2  7  8 3  9

Brydon Delight SCRATCHED 43186 Beaming Jay (1) 3:25.0 T Macfarlane 11212 River Polka (2) 3:25.3 T Herlihy 10999 Elsudoku (3) 3:26.3 D Butcher Master Charlie SCRATCHED 77363 Secret Desire (4) 3:24.7 J I Dickie 21151 Freespin (1) 3:25.2 S Phelan Shardon's Operator SCRATCHED X5311 Besotted (1) 3:24.4 M McKendry

 1 Chosen Path SCRATCHED 5yo+ 3 or more wins spechcp, 2700m  2  2 78653 McConway (1) 2:56.2 P Butcher 55678 Patienceofasaint (1) 3:30.6 G Noakes  3  3 Jogo Bonito (2)  S McMullan (J) 45565 Amy’s Invasion (2) 3:31.4M Hjalmarsson   4 709X6 Spud Murphy (3) 3:00.5 S Phelan 48483 Meyer Lansky (3) 3:29.3 G Robb   5 40359 Viking Girl (4) 2:56.1 D Butcher 4  6 75D48 Brookby Prince (5) 2:59.4 T Grayling 67132 Jasinsky (4) 3:30.6 S McCaffrey  34555 Manchester Lass (1) 3:28.7 T Mitchell   7 47572 Te Kouka Breeze (6) 2:58.4 M Nicholas

Track Information Weather: Cloudy periods

  5 3  6   7   8

35218 Bigtime Karen 30.12 L Ahern 37453 Bigtime Latte 30.21 L Ahern 67512 Barry’s Way 29.99 R Waite 21346 Pink Sock 29.99 Freeman&Turnwald

8:52 PM

 1 3  1  2   3   4   5 2  6 4  7   8   9  10




$2000, c4, 305m

34537 Moody Man 17.47 D Edlin 75433 Tiz Now 17.49 Freeman&Turnwald 21631 Matilda’s Babe 17.53 J McArthur 81466 Homebush Buffy 17.51 J McInerney 53728 Radiator Springs 17.77 G Quirk 13541 Crystal Wave (c5) 17.65 B Hodgson 18655 Red Moova Hoova 17.83Goldsack&Denby 86271 Another Coffee 17.55 J McInerney 77386 Aussie Haka 17.56 Udy&McCracken 85858 Another Raewyn 17.57 J McInerney

9:22 PM

 1 2    2 4  3   4   5 3  6   7 1  8   9  10


$2000, c4, 305m

23237 Homebush Domino 17.63 J McInerney 41461 Jill Sprite 17.72 Udy&McCracken 35641 Working Working 17.54 D Donlon 42651 Ever So Hopeful (c5) 17.75Goldsack&Denby 63581 Kinetic Neo 17.63 Kettlewell&Phillips 32873 Where’s Chicken 17.56Freeman&Turnwald 71558 Rando Reason 17.68 G Quirk 51422 George Baxter 17.58 J McInerney 77386 Aussie Haka 17.56 Udy&McCracken 85858 Another Raewyn 17.57 J McInerney

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1006m; Weather: Showers

  8   9  10 1 11  12

0X545 Bruno Paillard (7) 2:59.6 M McKendry 02227 Latent (8) 2:54.0 Z Butcher 07X Sun Belle (9) 3:00.6 H Morgan 24262 Celeris (10) 2:57.8 G Robb 4 Earl Of Shebar (u1) 2:59.5 B Mangos

10:07 PM OPT 510

 1 2  3  2   3 4  4 1  5   6   7    8

$10,000, 3yo+ f&m non winners, 2200m

422 Forever An Angel (1) 2:51.6 L Hollis 75642 Belle Arising (2) 2:46.6 J Abernethy 92387 Vengeance (3) 2:44.5 S Argue Gracekia (4)  D Butcher 47231 Silence Is Golden (5) 2:43.9 R Downey 36 Dancemeoutside (6) 2:46.9 T Mitchell 444 Love My Way (7) 2:46.1 B Mangos 04X43 Sweet Jane (u1) 2:43.9 S Lawson Barrier

10:35 PM OPT 511

 1 2  3  2 4  3   4 1  5    6 



$10,000, 3yo+ non winners, 2200m

14 Roger Ramjet (1) 2:47.1 T Mitchell 71 Earthbound (2) 2:48.2 S McCaffrey Pontiac (3)  T Herlihy 72983 Clarius (4) 2:45.0 W Fausett 61 Strawberry Courage (5) 2:46.8 Z Butcher 0X324 Smokin Bopper (6) 2:44.8 S Phelan Barrier



g M6

11:30 AM 601



23400 Yamanaura (1) 70  15217 Sea King (6) 68.5  7096L Wotabuzz (4) 68  65113 Aronsay (3) 65  14692 Deceptive (5) 65  16112 Mahanadi (8) 65  02172 Hemingway (2) 65  7P335 Supercharged (7) 65 

12:00 PM OPT 602

 1 1  2  2 3  3 4  4   5   6  7   1 3  2   3   4 1  5   6

  7 76062 Belle D’Or (12) 56  R Black (a2)   8 547X7 Il Poverino (6) 56  K Myers 2  9 45143 Our Gazza (13) 56  Jockey  D Bradley 4 10 60995. Gee Oh (3) 55.5  R Hutchings (a) S Phelan  J Rathbone  11 87788 Voodoo Vixen (8) 55  S Muniandy M Mitchell  12 33117 Black Stockings (11) 54.5  T Moseley M Cropp (a)  13 72283 Kick Back (7) 54  L Whelan (a1) R Doherty (a)   14 X8005 Kashin Girl (1) 54  D Johnson

K Veenendaal A Kuru





$20,000, 3yo hcp, 1250m

31 Shame On You (2) 58  13 Timy Tyler (3) 58  2 Dowra (4) 54  0X4 Lukander (5) 54  86X5 Ruffle (6) 54  Kermit (1) 54  Unicorn's Present

12:35 PM OPT 603

Tomorrow at Riccarton Park


PX # REC Horse (Barrier draw) kg

  1 2  2 1  3 4  4   5 3  6   7   8

Canterbury Racing

A Frye (a2) R Black (a2) M Cameron A Morgan (a3) T Moseley K Myers SCRATCHED

68670 Kalgoorlie Bomber (10) 59  A Frye (a2) 62012 Vanilla (2) 59  A Morgan (a3) 01654 Prince Ransom (5) 58  J Bullard 33202 The Gordonian (14) 58  R Bishop 3X131 Pencuri (9) 57  D Walsh 21144 Gagarin (4) 56.5  D Walker

g M2

12:15 PM 201





1:25 PM 203







46123 Whistling Straits (4) 59  M Hills 13534 Montetra (9) 58  S Spratt 0X111 King Zeus (5) 57  O Bosson 16964 Kidnapped (1) 56  S Collett X4045 Natsinga (8) 55  T Thornton 10X06 The Terminator (6) 54.5 L Magorrian (a4) 43847 Another Invader (7) 54  P Taylor X1941 Glitzabeel (2) 54  B Hutton (a3) X6822 Master Ip (3) 54  C Grylls


  1 4  2   3   4 3  5 1  6   7   8    9   10 2 11

33444 Abeautifulred (5) 54  6X503 Fortune Knight (6) 54 

2:36 PM OPT 205

  1 1  2  3   4 2  5   6 3  7   8 4  9  10


C Grylls K Leung (a)


42099 Werio (9) 59  A Forbes (a1) 73716 Good Will (6) 58  K Leung (a3) Pherozardo SCRATCHED 7X393 Shooting Daggers (7) 56  M Hills 90535 Spicey As (5) 55  R Smyth (a3) 10009 Cast A Spell (1) 55  L Rose (a4) 39840 Perfect Katch (8) 54.5  B Hutton (a3) 90050 Sky Hi Baby (4) 54.5  S Collett 30809 Centara (2) 54.5  T Thornton 590X6 Ike Eisenhower (3) 54.5  C Grylls

3:31 PM



$100,000, opn hcp, 1600m

 1 73346 I Am Sam (3) 59  3  H Tinsley   2 51152 Taurus (5) 56.5  J Parkes 1  3 03318. Innovation (14) 55.5  L Innes   4 48750 Khemosabi (15) 54.5  B Lammas 4  5 31438 Old Drumble (10) 54.5  R Hutchings (a)   6 X8310 Wanabefamous (8) 54.5  M Du Plessis   7 76571 Sacha (12) 54  D Bradley   8 28135 Electronic Motion (6) 54  A Frye (a)   9 04920 Bragato (13) 54  D Walsh  10 76414 Coat Of Arms (1) 53.5  C Johnson

Celine’s VC (1)  D Dunn 53 Classic Vogue (2) 2:32.0 G Smith 09035 Pay Me Operative (3) 2:29.6 M Kerr Playaway (4)  B Orange 74862 Hot Lips Brogden (5) 2:32.0 K Cameron 6X1 Red Hot Toddy (6) 2:26.5 K Barron 360X7 Crackapaca (7) 2:30.2 P Davis 23598 Washington Diva (8) 2:31.7 T Chmiel Fern Fever (9)  M Williamson

03307 St Pierre (u3) 3:25.5 D Dunn 99698 Chiola Belle (u4) 3:25.4 M Williamson 34351 Mr Majestic (u5) 3:33.4 A Clark 24249 U Dream (u6) 3:30.0 C D Thornley


4:36 PM OPT 610



  5   6   7 4  8 2  9

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2-3-4, 6-7-8 5-6-7-8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



R75 benchmark, 1250m

73612 Golden Globe (10) 61  A Morgan (a3) 51962 Redfern (8) 61  A Denby (a1) 12225 Our Jackman (13) 60  J Bullard 1X123 The Lone Ranger (3) 60  D Turner (a3) 32274 Black Berry Punch (15) 58.5 B Lammas 25103 Glade (12) 57  C Johnson 01378 That’sourexcuse (1) 57  K Myers 54421 Halo Buster (2) 56.5  M Cameron 11282 Regalia (16) 56  R Hutchings (a) 70X05 Premier Lady (7) 55.5  J Morris 7X051 Tacticall (9) 55  R Hannam X0013 Cheeky Tart (4) 54.5  R Doherty (a1) 16330 She’s Slinky (6) 54.5  D Bradley 61233 My Jungle Girl (14) 54  A Frye (a2) Princess Lincoln SCRATCHED 47563 Tricatchme (5) 54.5  57185 Bazinger (11) 54 

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Dead; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1800m; Straight: 400m; Rail: Rail; Weather: Showers

X4045 Natsinga (8) 55  T Thornton 10X06 The Terminator (6) 54.5 L Magorrian (a4) 43847 Another Invader (7) 54  P Taylor X1941 Glitzabeel (2) 54  B Hutton (a3) X6822 Master Ip (3) 54  C Grylls


4070X Riot Act (1) 56 

4:26 PM OPT 208


A Forbes (a1)

LION RED R65 $12,500, R65 benchmark*, 1600m

 11 2   12  13  14  15  16  17  18 A 19 B 20 C 21  22

32670 Art Beat (16) 53  05592 Negotiate (17) 53  L Whelan (a) 62292 Karla Bruni (21) 53  D Johnson 80145 Liv’n Paradise (20) 53  K Myers 04X22 Pazejan (19) 53  J Morris X6484 Thrive (11) 53  M Cameron 11132 Keep The Courage (4) 53  R Black (a) 11713 Authentic Paddy (7) 53  R Hannam 43121 Perfect Start (9) 53  62350 Smartly (18) 53  13623 Good One Glady (2) 53  Pencuri SCRATCHED

August 4, 2013



August 3, 2013

68884 Blanco (9) 2:28.4

1:58 PM





  5 34044 Heza Kool Kat (3) 57  R Black (a2)   6 36311. Irish Bay (9) 56.5  A Frye (a2)   7 34546 Tristan’s Choice (8) 56.5 M Dravitzki (a2) 1  8 61160 Confederate (5) 56  M Cameron 2  9 X4644 Golden Miss (12) 54.5  K Myers 4 10 62350 Smartly (10) 54.5  N Harris  11 14410 City Chic (6) 54  B Grylls (a2)  12 00504 Slick Nickel (1) 54  R Hannam

  1   2 2  3 1  4   5 4  6   7   8   9  10  11 3 12 AVON CITY FORD PREMIER RATING 85  4:06 PM OPT 609 $30,000, R85 benchmark, 1400m  13   1 X9705 Fiddler’s Green (2) 58  H Tinsley  14   2 589X7 Windwhistle (7) 58   15 M Du Plessis  B 16 3  3 40X53 Guessing (4) 57.5  D Walsh    4 X0581 Pycok Flyer (11) 57.5  C Barnes (a2) C 17

QUADDIE 1-2-3-4

M Williamson


$10,000, 4yo+ 1-4 wins discrhcp, 2600m

  1 10X63 Martini (1) 3:28.4 M Edmonds RURAL TRANSPORT PACE   2 21857 City Courage (2) 3:24.4 G Smith 1:04 PM $9000, 4yo+ non winners, 2000m  4  3 10 Idle Bones (3) 3:26.7 B Hill   1 678 Heavenly Creature (1)  J W Cox   4 0X467 Maldarna (4) 3:24.4 D Dunn   2 32304 Monkey Puzzle (2)  P Davis  1  5 90681 Left Right Andcentre (5) 3:32.8 B Williamson (J)   3 00X Castellano (3)  M Edmonds   6 5096X Mrs Twobob (6) 3:28.7 J Hay   4 057X3 Cossack (4) 2:50.9 K Barclay   7 09P50 Danke (7) 3:22.5 J Anderson (J) 1  5 06262 That’s Hunting Pink (5) 2:32.1 C D Thornley 2  8 84026 Joltin Joe Demagio (8) 3:24.4G O'Reilly   6 2540X Mac The Finn (6)  A Butt   9 32878 Earls Buller Girl (9) 3:30.1 N Buchan Barrier 4  7 48203 She’s Got It (7) 2:32.3 M Purvis (J)  4 Bambolina (21)  J Anderson (J)  3 10 33457 Johns Anne (10) 3:23.8 M Williamson 2  8 50002 Christians Wonder (8)  G Smith  11 7907X Mr Merlin (u1) 3:27.2 X2243 Hit The Spot (22) 2:36.5 G O'Reilly  J Dunn 3  9 30 Jimmy Hoffa (9)  B Orange  12 6X890 Glendaloch (u1) 3:22.5 D D McCormick SPIDERMAN OAMARU & TIMARU TROT  10 X0865 Caesar (10) 2:37.0 G O'Reilly 12:37 PM $9000, 3yo+ non winners, 2600m KUROW AUTO SERVICES PACE  11 3239X Scotty’s Image (11) 2:37.8 M Williamson 2:25 PM   1 0838X Euromaxx (1) 3:29.2 T Chmiel $10,000, 4yo+ 1-2 wins, 2600m   12 Back Pay SCRATCHED 3  2 73223 Price Of Fame (2) 3:26.4   1 34813 Jeans Mattjesty (1) 3:21.7 R Close (J) T Trathen   3 0X Paradise Spur (3) 3:31.9 4  2 09062 Mackenzie Jacob (2) 3:19.5 J W Cox R May TWIZEL COMBINED SERVICES CLUB MOB PACE  1:31 PM   4 53460 Opawa Speed (4) 3:29.5 K Cameron 3  3 61428 Supreme Genes (3) 3:29.0 M Kerr $9000, 3yo+ non winners, 2000m    5 64286 Regal Light (5) 3:27.2 2  4 21X61 Falcon Ruler (4) 3:22.4 M Williamson G Smith   1 7 Sage Creek (1)  B Orange  2  6 24632 Barry (6) 3:24.6 2  2 75249 Tan Son Nhut (2) 2:29.4 M Edmonds  J Hay D Dunn   5 13665 Roofcraft (5) 3:20.3   7 62344 Mantorp (7) 3:25.5 G O'Reilly   3 8560X Spirit Of Chronos (3) 2:31.3 B Williamson (J)   6 67545 Tango Lady (6) 3:20.4 C Ferguson (J,Cl) A 8 Lady Hest (8)  A Faulks   4 602X5 Levels Legacy (4) 2:29.0 P Davis   7 7X991 Eyreton Senna (7) 3:24.1 M Edmonds   9 80843 Trouble Ado (9) 3:28.5 1  5 48024 Seven Blue Chips (5)  A Butt  R May   8 13444 Flyin Ryan (8) 3:21.2 D Dunn  10 80753 Enthral (10)  J Anderson (J)   6 44556 Captain Thunderjet (6) 2:29.1 B Butt   9 05680 Miss Milwaukee (9)  P Davis  11 0P040 Breeny’s Smile (u1) 3:33.0 M Heenan 3  7 0X472 Betabeeasy (7) 2:28.8 1 10 25512 Bettor Rock On (10) 3:17.6 A Butt  R May  12 76575 Queen Mary (u2) 3:31.6 D D McCormick 4  8 Upanatom (8)  K Barron  11 50317 Thats My Money Honey (u1) 3:23.1C D Thornley


  2 51152 Taurus (5) 56.5  J Parkes 1  3 03318. Innovation (14) 55.5  L Innes   4 48750 Khemosabi (15) 54.5  B Lammas 4  5 31438 Old Drumble (10) 54.5  R Hutchings (a)   6 X8310 Wanabefamous (8) 54.5  M Du Plessis   7 76571 Sacha (12) 54  D Bradley   8 28135 Electronic Motion (6) 54  A Frye (a)   9 04920 Bragato (13) 54  D Walsh  10 76414 Coat Of Arms (1) 53.5  C Johnson 2 11 32670 Art Beat (16) 53   12 05592 Negotiate (17) 53  L Whelan (a)  13 62292 Karla Bruni (21) 53  D Johnson  14 80145 Liv’n Paradise (20) 53  K Myers  15 04X22 Pazejan (19) 53  J Morris  16 X6484 Thrive (11) 53  M Cameron  17 11132 Keep The Courage (4) 53  R Black (a)  18 11713 Authentic Paddy (7) 53  R Hannam A 19 43121 Perfect Start (9) 53  B 20 62350 Smartly (18) 53  C 21 13623 Good One Glady (2) 53   22 Pencuri SCRATCHED

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Heavy; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 2400m; Straight: 400m; Rail: Rail; Weather: Rain


Sunday at Oamaru Racecourse  13  14 4 15 1 16

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 5-10 $100,000

 1 130X2. Capo (1) 59  1    2 31644 Denmark (4) 59  NORTHERN WAIROA HOTEL SUPPORTS WESTERN   3 30X56 Jungle Knight (8) 59  3:46 PM SHARKS 14 $12,500, R65 bmk*, 1400m  OPT 207 4  4 X7022 Radar (12) 58.5    1 42X91 Royal Sceptre (6) 59  L Magorrian (a4) 2  5 56X13 Permesso (11) 57    2 X9961 Duntoilin (4) 58  P Turner (a1)   6 0X150 Pioneer (9) 57    3 40052 Gold Hunter (5) 57.5  S Collett   7 Lady Sayyida   4 3310X Mosquito (2) 57.5  M Hills  3  8 43417 Zabinella (5) 56.5  4  5 80534 Freedom (7) 57  S Spratt   9 X6872 Iponi (6) 56  ACTIV8 NORTHLAND 2100   6 59505. Silver City (10) 57  3:11 PM  10 Cast A Spell 3  7 3X128. Aimees Babe (11) 56  T Thornton OPT 206 $15,000, R85 benchmark, 2100m  3  1 46123 Whistling Straits (4) 59  M Hills   8 83419 Brahma Queen (3) 56  K Leung (a3)  11 40306 Postage (10) 54.5    2 13534 Montetra (9) 58  1  9 3X1. Lady Sayyida (12) 56  S Spratt  C Grylls  12 19000 Hardtaluva (7) 54  1  3 0X111 King Zeus (5) 57  O Bosson  10 30031 Shades Of Gold (8) 56  B Hutton (a3)  13 8X047 Margarita Time (3) 54    4 16964 Kidnapped (1) 56  2 11 41 Sun ’N’ Surf (9) 56  S Collett  O Bosson  14 683X0 Queen Boudicca (2) 54 

Kurow Harness

KEEP IT CLEAN MOBILE PACE $9000, 3yo+ f&m non winners, 2000m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Fastest time Driver 12:10 PM

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August 3, 2013

$40k Bonus Turbo Quaddie

$15,000, R85 benchmark, 2100m PX # REC Horse (Barrier draw) kg Jockey

 1 3  2  2 1  3   4   5   6   7   8 4  9


 1 41152 Civics Rock (3) 59  1  M Dravitzki (a2)   2 21054 Our Genes (1) 59  A Denby (a1) 3  3 62361 Daiello (11) 56  M Cameron   4 29561 Conscious Mistake (7) 55  L Innes 4  5 36X28 Credit Crunch (4) 54.5  A Morgan (a3)   6 21263 Stormpatrol (10) 54.5  C Johnson   7 57645 Tick Tock Turbo (8) 54  R Hutchings (a) 2  R Hannam NEXT FRIDAY’S SOUTH ISLAND SALE   8 22351 Cangowest (5) 53  1:10 PM 9 22519 Prime Hit (6) 53  R Black (a2) PREMIER $25,000, R75 bmk, 1600m OPT 604  10 73115 Unbelieveabelle (2) 53  B Grylls (a2) 3  1 88236 Eric The Viking (4) 68  C Studd  11 2X2X2 Warlock (9) 53  D Walsh 2  2 62043 Snodroptwinkletoes (1) 68 J Rathbone GOLD CLUB PREMIER RATING 85   3 116L4 Keep It Tight (5) 68  K Veenendaal 2:56 PM OPT 607 $30,000, R85 benchmark, 1800m 4  4 34222 Krase (2) 68  S Phelan 1  1 X2234 Pump Up The Volume (7) 59  L Innes 1  5 51372 No Governance (6) 68  R Cully   2 92111 Additup (4) 58.5  A Frye (a2)   6 0P234 Radinka (3) 66  M Mitchell  4  3 16112 Mahanadi (2) 57.5  L Whelan (a1) 3  M Du Plessis NZI KORAL STEEPLECHASE   4 58754 Superturf (11) 57  1:45 PM 5 36233 Saragarhi (9) 56.5  R Black (a2) $30,000, opn stp, 4250m OPT 605   6 50541 Willy Duggan (10) 56  K Myers   1 72744 Tobouggie Nights (7) 70  S Phelan   7 61206. Our Alchemist (6) 55.5  D Walker 1  2 10184 Rioch (5) 68  J Rathbone   8 61319 Keepa Tramp (3) 55.5  M Cameron 3  3 38235 Cape Kinaveral (3) 67  M Mitchell  2  9 43121 Perfect Start (1) 54.5  N Harris 2  4 92551 Karlos (8) 65.5  A Kuru  10 13623 Good One Glady (5) 54  B Grylls (a2) 4  5 60555 El Patron (2) 65  C Barnes (a2) M Cropp (a)  11 66113 Gold ’N Cash (8) 54    6 65441 High Forty (6) 65  S Moir 3:31 PM ESTARONLINE 116TH WINTER CUP (GROUP III)   7 85412 Palemo (4) 65  K Veenendaal OPT 608 $100,000, opn hcp, 1600m   8 34314 Bally Heights (1) 65  R Cully  3  1 73346 I Am Sam (3) 59  H Tinsley

 1 22X07. Diktator (3) 58.5  3  C Grylls 3  1 33X15 Righteo (2) 59  M Hills O Bosson   2 X6542. Duel Of Honour (10) 58.5  4  3 92 Mitzi Mitosis (1) 58.5  2  2 62121 Leonidas (1) 58.5  C Grylls  1  3 5X114 Candle In The Wind (4) 56.5  M Hills   4 60354. Zephyros (5) 58.5  B Hutton (a3)   4 63809 Master Guru (3) 56.5  T Thornton S Collett   5 04. Full On Jacks (8) 58.5  Another Edition SCRATCHED 4  5 11X40 Savannah Al Jamal (5) 56  P Taylor  6  6 P Taylor Storm In SCRATCHED   7 00. Big Picture (6) 58.5    8 08 Mailly (9) 58.5  S Spratt MAUNGATUROTO HOTEL SUPPORTS OTAMATEA   9 12:50 PM 0 Prince Povlia (4) 58.5  C Dell (a1) HAWKS $15,000, R85 benchmark, 1200m OPT 202 1 10 X5232 Keepit (11) 56.5  O Bosson 4  1 49X70. Sweet Suitor (3) 59  C Grylls 2   11 X5753 Red Storm (2) 56.5  A Forbes (a1) 1  2 108X1. D’Cash Man (5) 58  S Spratt  12 60865 Riva Ballerina (7) 56.5  S Collett   3 92670 Toma Valea (6) 57.5  T Thornton   4 X660X Duckworth Lewis (1) 56.5 K Leung (a3) 2:00 PM MORRIS & MORRIS FUNERALS OPEN HCP   5 X410X Dancing Attendance (9) 56  O Bosson OPT 204 $25,000, opn hcp, 1600m 3  6 17056 Splitfire (4) 55  4  1 04661 Worthing (3) 59  M Hills  O Bosson 2  7 16X10 Flower Bomb (2) 54  S Collett   2 08X66 Back In Black (2) 56  R Norvall   8 1800X He’s Rock’N’Roll (7) 54  3  3 50282 Flash Hapi (1) 55.5  P Taylor  S Spratt   9 70035 Fieldofdreams (8) 54  B Hutton (a3) 2  4 X3212 Snave (4) 54.5  M Hills

3:11 PM


Tomorrow at Ruakaka



2:21 PM 606


Whangarei Races

$15,000, R75 benchmark, 1400m PX # REC Horse (Barrier draw) kg Jockey OPT

August 3, 2013


3:46 PM



$12,500, R65 benchmark*, 1400m

 1 42X91 Royal Sceptre (6) 59  4  3  2 X9961 Duntoilin (4) 58    3 40052 Gold Hunter (5) 57.5    4 3310X Mosquito (2) 57.5    5 80534 Freedom (7) 57    6 59505. Silver City (10) 57    7 3X128. Aimees Babe (11) 56    8 83419 Brahma Queen (3) 56  2  9 3X1. Lady Sayyida (12) 56   10 30031 Shades Of Gold (8) 56  1 11 41 Sun ’N’ Surf (9) 56   12 4070X Riot Act (1) 56  DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIE FIRST 4 3:00 PM

 1 4    2 3  3 2  4 1  5   6   7    8

T Thornton K Leung (a3) C Grylls B Hutton (a3) O Bosson A Forbes (a1)

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 WILBUR-ELLIS NZ MOB PACE $10,000,

Track Information Expected: Dead; Rail: True Position; Weather: Showers 4:06 PM

4:10 PM

  1 1  2   3   4   5 4  6 2  7   8 Barrier   9 3 10 CROWE HORWATH KUROW CUP HCP PACE 


4:44 PM

 1 3    2   3   4   5 2  6   7   8 4   9   10 1 11


PGG WRIGHTSON HCP TROT $11,000, 5yo+ 2-6 wins discrhcp, 2600m

37818 Ignite (1) 3:24.9 J Anderson (J) 73501 No Potato (1) 3:23.9 D Dunn 50732 Pammys Boy (2) 3:20.8 M Edmonds 79009 Sunnivue Impulse (3) 3:23.8 B Orange 6952X Proud Quilt (4) 3:24.1 L O'Reilly 21461 Southland Reflector (5) 3:26.7M Williamson 13246 Sarah Lindenny (u1) 3:21.6 C Harrison 60893 Mum Beat Lyall (u2) 3:24.0 J W Cox 3232X Live The Dream (1) 3:19.1 R May 4629X Thanesan (u1) 3:18.5 A Butt

$14,999, 4yo+ 3-8 wins discrhcp, 2600m

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$30,000, R85 benchmark, 1400m

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1200m; Weather: A few showers

4yo+ 2-3 wins jun.d, 2000m

66061 Elusive Flight (1)  G O'Reilly 78X43 Blazin N Cullen (2)  G Smith 44107 Kellyrox (3) 3:22.8 K Barclay 54133 Maximan (4) 3:21.8 J Curtin X1342 Pemberton Shard (u1) 3:21.7 D Dunn 04945 Live Lea (1) 3:15.9 M Williamson X7265 Motu Speedy Star (2) 3:14.7B Williamson (J) 9X522 Lionels Meddle (3) 3:15.3 J Dunn 4114X Comply Or Die (4)  K Barron 0X578 Vic N Art (u1) 3:17.5 J W Cox 01159 Givethejobtobarnsy (1) 3:16.6 J Versteeg 3450X Captain Peacock (1) 3:15.3 A Butt 88111 Copy My Past (2)  R May 43661 Better To Be Bad (u1) 3:15.9 B Orange


  1 X9705 Fiddler’s Green (2) 58  H Tinsley   2 589X7 Windwhistle (7) 58  M Du Plessis 3  3 40X53 Guessing (4) 57.5  D Walsh   4 X0581 Pycok Flyer (11) 57.5  C Barnes (a2)   5 34044 Heza Kool Kat (3) 57  R Black (a2)   6 36311. Irish Bay (9) 56.5  A Frye (a2)   7 34546 Tristan’s Choice (8) 56.5 M Dravitzki (a2) 1  8 61160 Confederate (5) 56  M Cameron 2  9 X4644 Golden Miss (12) 54.5  K Myers 4 10 62350 Smartly (10) 54.5  N Harris  11 14410 City Chic (6) 54  B Grylls (a2)  12 00504 Slick Nickel (1) 54  R Hannam

3111 Devine Sign (1)  C Ferguson (J) 70029 Cullens Spirit (2) 2:30.0 12145 Uncle Trevor (3) 2:26.5 S Ottley (J) 64X11 El Fuego (4) 2:27.1 N Harris (J) 13492 Elios (5) 2:27.2 M Purvis (J) 4X989 Jaspers Blue Jean (6) 2:28.9J Anderson (J) 23546 Hot Toddy (7) 2:27.2 S Golding (J) 36312 Tyron’s Falcon Ella (8) 2:28.3 J Young (J)

3:35 PM

  1   2   3 3  4 1  5   6   7   8 4  9  10  11  12 2 13  14


L Magorrian (a4) P Turner (a1) S Collett M Hills S Spratt

B Hutton (a3) S Spratt M Hills O Bosson C Grylls T Thornton SCRATCHED S Collett K Leung (a3) SCRATCHED P Turner (a1) R Norvall V Gatu (a3) P Taylor

10 JOHNSON GLUYAS TRACTORS MOB PACE $10,000, 4yo+ 1-2 wins, 2000m

27241 Dream Gal (1) 2:30.5 B Orange 0X660 Rebateable (2) 2:29.1 B Munro (J,Cl) 5X743 Sunny Two Shoes (3)  M Williamson 74994 Gliding Charm (4) 2:28.7 K Barron 33685 Redmaro (5) 2:34.2 K Cox (J,Cl) 42123 Billy The Bus (6)  G O'Reilly 83950 Cullen’s Mercy (7) 2:28.4 M Purvis (J,Cl) 71424 Thrill (8) 2:32.0 T Chmiel 41953 Aveross Rustler (9) 2:29.3 D Dunn Barrier

74461 Ella Fitzgerald (21) 2:31.8 199X0 Beaver Boy (22) 

Compiled by

K Barclay R May


Friday, August 2, 2013

In brief


Tough call for football viewers For the first time, Kiwi football fans have been forced to make a decision about where and how to watch matches from the English Premier League. Last year the choice was simple: if you wanted the EPL, you had to get Sky. But this season the landscape has changed dramatically. Coliseum outbid Sky for the EPL rights in June and will stream all games live online; Freeview station Sommet Sports will show delayed Chelsea fixtures; and Sky TV announced yesterday they will show delayed coverage of all matches involving Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and one other club to be named. So which platform is best? We weigh up the pros and the cons from all three. Sky TV Pros: * A trusted, proven provider, Sky will beam HD-quality, delayed games directly to your TV. * If you are a Manchester City, Arsenal or Tottenham fan, you will have access to every game your team plays. (Sky will also continue to show the Champions League on ESPN and all matches from the A-League.) Cons: * The games are delayed. If a game is played in the UK on Saturday, it won’t be available on Sky until 1pm on Sunday (NZT). That’s a long time to

cover your ears or avoid your mobile if you don’t want the result ruined. * Want to watch All Whites captain Winston Reid? You’re going to have to wait until West Ham face City, Arsenal or Spurs. * The weekly EPL highlights package used to be a staple of the Sky footy fan’s week. No more. Cost: Basic cost of a monthly package, including Sky Sport: $73.37


Celtic favourites

Will you be watching Manchester United this season?


New name on squash trophy though they will have to get past Scott Broker and Mick Hooper to reach that final, while Jeff Marshall will definitely have his hands full playing Jeff Hurst, should the seeds make the final in the C grade. The host club’s Jonathan Turner leads the rankings for the D grade, but it is another that is wide open with Petr Holub from Celtic second seed, and Chris Gibbs, Steve Symonds and Mitchell Stoddart all in fine form. Steve Devereux and Wayne McDowell are scheduled to make the E grade final, but John Webster, Paul Cartney and particularly Mitchell McLauchlan after a tough grade win at Celtic will give them cause to bring their best games to the court, while Sam Hall and Corey Smith are top seeds in the F grade. The finals are scheduled to be played at the Collegiate courts on Chalmers Ave at 6.30pm on Saturday.

Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis has made a quick trip to Japan to compete in a criterium this weekend. Ellis flew out in the early hours of Thursday morning for the race over the weekend for the quick stopover, returning on Tuesday giving her time to recover for the resumption of the Benchmark Elite Cycling Series, with round four Hokitika classic on August 10. Ellis currently leads the women’s standings by four points after a third, first and second over the opening three rounds.

Race three of the Ashburton Duathlon Series is being run, and cycled, on Sunday at the Ashburton Racecourse. Bad weather had race two cancelled in June and the series will now be the best two results of the three races, and entry remains open with long and short course options for the run-bike-run event for individual and teams. The fourth and final race in the eighth year of the duathlon series is on September 8 and will double as the Canterbury Tri Clubs Canterbury Duathlon Championships.

Sommet Sport Pros: * Chelsea TV (They also claim the rights to the Scottish FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and Bundesliga) * On free-to-air TV (with Freeview) Cons: Not so good if you don’t support Chelsea. * All EPL matches will be delayed. Cost: Freeview receivers are on sale - NZH from $79.

Ellis off to Japan

Duathletes on course

Pros: * The freedom to watch every EPL game when you want - on your phone, computer or TV. ( Coliseum also have all Premier League-produced highlights, preview and review shows on demand. Cons: * It’s not on TV. * To connect your computer/laptop/ phone to a TV, you may have to buy new equipment. * You need high speed broadband internet and may need to increase your internet data cap to stream games. * The quality of your coverage will suffer with poor internet connection. Cost: Season pass (All 380 games live) $149.90


The annual battle for Mid Canterbury squash supremacy takes place again this weekend, as usual at the Collegiate courts. While entries are down a little on last year, organisers are still pleased with the quality of the players assembled to fight out the various grades. The tournament in recent years has been dominated by Pete Summerfield and Steve Leckie, but in their absence the contest is wide open. Geraldine’s Pat Mulvihill deserves top ranking, but with Greg Feutz, Kendall Sparrow and Corey Hastie all in superb form he certainly won’t have it all his own way. Emma Sloss heads the seedings in the ladies A grade, and after a commanding victory at the Celtic tournament last week should prove too good for Julie Smith, Shannon Notter and Donna Brown, the other seeds. Ken Thomson and Braden Kenny are seeded to reach the final in the men’s B grade, al-

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Home turf busy BY JONATHAN LEASK


It’s another full house at the Ashburton Hockey Turf tomorrow. All three senior men’s sides play at home in the Mid-South Canterbury competition’s playoff round. Tinwald get things underway when they chase a win over Excelsior in the bottom four. Excelsior defaulted their opening game of the season to Tinwald but the bottomranked side scored a 3-1 win in their second meeting in Timaru. With home field advantage locked in over the finals defending champions Wakanui Black will look to complete an unbeaten regular season against Northern Hearts. Black have managed a onegoal win in both their previous meetings with Hearts, a 4-3 win in Ashburton and a 1-0 win in Timaru. Wakanui Blue were toppled by Timaru Boys’ in their last outing four weeks ago but the game is about momentum.

With two draws in their top four matches so far defence hasn’t been an issue but Blue are looking to refind their attacking form and claim a win before their semi-final date with Hearts. “We have had too many draws and haven’t won a game for a while so I guess we are destined for third, but I’m not sure if a loss would drop us down to fourth,” Moore said. “If it did it would mean a semi-final with Wakanui Black as opposed to potentially meeting them in the final which would be interesting.” The semi-finals are set down for August 17, with the National Hockey League making a stopover in Timaru next weekend, but the Wakanui sides may be facing off with the Mid Canterbury Bowman Cup unclaimed after three draws between the Wakanui sides have them tied as top local team. The only team headed to Timaru this weekend is the Hampstead women which takes on defending champions St Andrews.

Top flight football in Scotland may have a new name but when it comes to who will come out on top at the end of the season then it is the same old story. Glasgow giants Celtic, in the continued absence of Rangers from the country’s top tier, will start as overwhelming favourites to capture the inaugural Scottish Premiership crown after cantering to the title last year, despite being weakened by the loss of last season’s top scorer Gary Hooper and midfielder Victor - AFP Wanyama.

Docker ready to soar Carlton’s fleet-footed brigade have given opposition sides all sorts of headaches this year, but Fremantle will be banking on their 211cm Aaron Sandilands to make the difference in Saturday night’s AFL clash at Etihad. Speedy Blues Chris Yarran, Jeff Garlett and Eddie Betts have combined for 75 goals this season, with their electric pace and slick skills opening up a variety of avenues towards goal. The Dockers have become accustomed to operating with a small forward line due to the glut of injuries, but with Sandilands back up and going, Fremantle want to make the most of his powers in a bid to boost their firepower.- AAP

Warne giving advice Shane Warne celebrated 20 years since his Ball of the Century on Wednesday, by rolling the arm over again at Old Trafford and playing mentor to Australia’s under-pressure spinners in their time of need. At Australia’s final training session before the mustwin third Test at Manchester starting overnight, Steve Smith’s fitness test batting in the nets was the main talking point. That was until another blond, wearing all black, strode into the Old Trafford nets like it was 1993. “The wicket is the other way around though, so it’s a bit different to 20-odd years ago,” said Warne of the newly configured Old Trafford. “But it’s always a nice place to be here.”

Classifieds 24 Ashburton Guardian Public Notices


Collegiate South Sports Club has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the renewal of a Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at 1 Chalmers Avenue, Ashburton and known as Collegiate South Sports Club. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is- Sports Club. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 5.00pm to 10.00pm Tuesday and Thursday 5.00pm to 12 midnight Friday 5.00pm to 12 midnight Saturday 12 noon to 12 midnight The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON This is the first publication of this notice.

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Senior B - SECOND GRADE CUP Collegiate Eclipse Services v Tinwald Liquorland Ashburton Showgrounds Oval, 1pm Under 18 - RUDSTONE CUP & KEVIN DWYER MEMORIAL TROPHY Celtic v Methven/Rakaia Ashburton Showgrounds 3, 12.15pm

All Welcome

Contact: Pastor Paul Gredig

Under 14.5 - MCRU CUP Celtic v Methven Ashburton Showgrounds 2, 12.00pm Under 13 - SUMMERFIELD TROPHY Southern CFA v Southern HC Ashburton Showgrounds 3, 1.30pm

0800 274 287 0800 ASHBURTON

Under 16 - NH EDGE CUP & RUSSELL KELLY MEMORIAL CUP Allenton/Celtic v Methven/Rakaia Ashburton Showgrounds 2, 1.15pm

Price by negotiation Trade me ref # DHJ976

Under 11.5 - MCRU CUP Southern AFE v Methven Ashburton Showgrounds Oval, 11.45am


Under 10 - ALISTAIR MORRISON CENTURION SHIELD Hampstead v Tinwald Showgrounds East, 11.30am

Stylish three bedroom townhouse, newly renovated.

Under 9 - GRANT PERRY CENTURION SHIELD Southern R v Methven W Ashburton Showgrounds East, 12.30pm

Rural Trading Post


180 ROUND bales barley SUBARU Legacy SW, dark straw @ $50 per bale. Ph 302 blue, 123,781kms, 1999, 5 speed manual, great 2836 or 027 437 0522. condition. New cambelt 5,000kms ago. Reg and warranted, mags, low profile tyres, non turbo. Please phone 308 6459 or 027 757 1115.

Guardian Classifieds

307 7900

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Livestock, Pets BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626.

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street, Tinwald.

Saturday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street, Tinwald.

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

Accommodation, Rental

Offers Over $339,000

ALLENTON, tidy three bedroom home available now. Close to schools and shops. Long term tenant required. Cats okay. $325pw. Please call 021 063 3183.

See Trademe Listing #: 618380129

OPEN HOME Saturday 1.00 -2.00pm Ph Karen 027 325 0704 evenings

Garage Sales

For Sale

GARAGE Sale. Queens DEADLINES - Ashburton Drive, sign out. Saturday, Guardian Classifieds close 8am. Everything cheap, at 5.00pm every week day, the day prior to insertion. starting at $1!! Phone 03 307 7965. GARAGE Sale. Saturday, 8am. Undercover in large garage. Big variety of items. Bargain prices. Williams Street (between Burnett and Tancred Street).

For Sale CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772.

Daily Events Friday

Phone 021 815 246

• Desirable location. • New to market • Five bedroom house • Three bathrooms • Kitchen, dining, living and separate lounge. • In secluded cul-de-sac

For all subscriber enquiries, missed delivery, new subscriptions, temporary stops, call our subscriber hotline


Timid Bengal spotted tabby cat called Indy, wearing a blue sparkle collar with pink tag that has her name ‘Indy’.

Private Sale - 16 Westpark Close

PWL Methven v REL Rakaia Ashburton Showgrounds Oval, 2.45pm

Under 8 - GEOFF FREW CENTURION SHIELD Allenton M v Methven Ashburton Showgrounds East, 1.30pm

Missing Netherby Shopping area.

Church Services


Special Announcements


SHED space - wanted short term, shed space for a classic fire engine. Must be lockable, within town boundary. Please contact Richard 027 539 9910.

Friday, August 2, 2013

WARM two bedroom home plus sleepout, swimming pool, fully fenced and private. Pets negotiable. $280pw. Viewing Sundays. Please phone 02-208-97045.

Adult Entertainment

LINDEN LEAVES. Herbalist hand and nail cream. Revive dry and cracked hands priced for $9.00. Come in and treat yourself at The China Shop in The Arcade.

ASIAN - absolutely new to town. Thai sexy body, busty 38DD, very good massage. Ph 021 137 9869.

ROYAL Doulton 7 piece Water Set. Special price $127.00 Gift Boxed Set. Perfect gift for 21st, wedding or engagement. Come in and see us at The China Shop in The Arcade.

TREAT YOURSELF!! To a new ring, necklace or earrings from the Valentina Range. Sterling silver with cubic ziconas. Come in and see the range at The China Shop in The Arcade.

For Sale

Birthday Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

1.30pm R.S.A. Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton. 2.00pm CAVENDISH CLUB. Tell your favourite handy hint. 31 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

1.30pm R.S.A. Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton. 2.00pm CAVENDISH CLUB. Tell your favourite handy hint. 31 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

Benjamin Dolan Happy Birthday to our wonderful son. May the year bring much happiness and fun. Love always Mum, Dad, Daniel, Ryan and Jake. Benjamin Dolan Happy Birthday to our precious grandson. Love and blessings Nana and Grandad and Great Pop Pop. Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

Creative Cupcake Classes

August 24 & 25

Call Kitchen Kapers for more information 308 8287 The Arcade, Ashburton

Puzzles Friday, August 2, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Feeling stomached in troubled times? (11) 8. When one does, it comes to one – in cash, perhaps (8) 9. New Latin night-light (4) 10. The barometer shows some crooked lag joining ship (5) 13. Cut top off cream with what it pours from (4) 16. Dutch location for pirate captain (4) 17. Hindu version of rap, by the sound of it (4) 18. Book such objects for support (4) 20. Moves slowly aside from such as may be frayed (5) 24. For which time has no end (4) 25. It is non-compliant, through poetry (8) 26. With fearful dark quality to the pictures, one imagines (11)








8 9



12 13









DOWN 2. Labour always holds range and river (4) 3. Cash-drawer holding top of wad, which is material (5) 4. Smells smoky (5) 5. I coin it in a different order (5) 6. Went, powerless, and didn’t get charged for the ride? (4-7) 7. An illuminating character in the streets of history (4-7) 11. Solo version no ale can produce (5) 12. Playground equipment set to music? (5)


14. Jump the year divisible by four (4) 15. Or it is grand and ancient (4) 19. Shoulder it away? (5) 21. Picture show may be 26 (5) 22. It will revel in change and wriggle in a small way (5) 23. Explosive things that end with cuffs? (4)


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


YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Sinecure 4. Arch 8. Rod 9. Vague 10. Via 11. Perused 12. Roost 13. Partnership 17. Octet 18. Printer 20. Sac 21. Owing 22. Nut 23. Shed 24. Feckless Down 1. Script 2. Nadir 3. Rigid 5. Ravioli 6. Hearth 7. Refreshing 9. Visitation 14. Article 15. Boosts 16. Brutus 18. Prize 19. Tinge QUICK Across 7. Impure 8. Dashed 10. Incomes 11. Infer 12. Errs 13. Novel 17. Until 18. Anti 22. Amber 23. Tenuous 24. Stupid 25. Adjust Down 1. Limited 2. Spectre 3. Prime 4. Matinee 5. Shaft 6. Adorn 9. Associate 14. Android 15. In vogue 16. Hirsute 19. Harsh 20. About 21. Snide

20 21

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QUICK ACROSS 1. Dreary (4) 3. Obvious (8) 9. Find guilty (7) 10. Boredom (Fr) (5) 11. Fails to work properly (12) 14. Recede (3) 16. Wide open (5) 17. Become older (3) 18. Not done by design (12) 21. Make up for (5) 22. Sacrilegious (7) 23. Gradually (3,2,3) 24. Sense (4)


DOWN 1. Departed suddenly (8) 2. Revoke (5) 4. Fitting (3) 5. Strong liking (12) 6. Unexpected financial success (7) 7. Malign (4) 8. Not literally (12) 12. Wooden box (5) 13. So be it (4,4) 15. Retreat from a commitment (4,3) 19. Depart (5) 20. Smear with paint (4) 22. Letter of Greek alphabet (3)

SOLD SO LD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Phone Enquiries: Online appraisal enquiries: SOLD 308 6173 SOLD Online Rental enquires: SO LD SOLD SOLD


YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20) While you’re dealing with work/life balance issues, look at where pressure or expectations are coming from and learn from the past. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) An auspicious day for friendship and relationship building not only brings a chance for healing and to mend old bridges, but to look to the future. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Choose to look at anything that is creating pressure or challenges as something here to help you, with your job being to discover what that is. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) While you’re not living in your head as much as you were this is still a place you need to visit from time to time, especially in your daydreams. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Any financial tension today is allowing you to see where it’s coming from. You can’t change what you can’t see, this can be empowering. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) With any relationship tension today coming from the planets of love and healing used as an opportunity to clear the air, this could be cathartic. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) While your professional star is on the rise you’re likely to experience an inner rebellion today. It could be you’re not getting enough down time. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Today listen to your financial instincts and tap back into the financial passions and fighting spirit developed over recent months. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) You know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, with your emotional responses able to determine where to from here. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Through listening to your professional instincts today you’re able to look back and also forward to where to from here. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) As your financial desires and expectations deepen this may challenge your confidence. This is no time to doubt yourself. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) There is an opportunity to turn relationship tension into something cathartic and healing, especially if you keep the communication lines open.

phone 0900 85000


Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian






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Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

E.B. CARTER LTD For all your memorial requirements New headstones and designs Renovations, Additional inscriptions, Cleaning and Concrete work Carried out by qualified tradesmen.

to ensure publication. During office hours notices may also be sent to:

Any queries please contact 0800 ASHBURTON (0800-274-287).

Funeral Furnishers

Celebrate and honour your loved ones


When the need arises PHONE 307 7433



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Having a Garage Sale?

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder




60 plus

Canterbury High Country Call the Guardian 190 East Street Canterbury Plains TODAY TODAY FZL: 1600m Ashburton for all your classified Low cloud and drizzle about the foothills, Overcast with patchy drizzle. Northeasterlies. Phone fine with high cloud elsewhere. requirements. Wind at 1000m: E. Wind at 2000m: NE. TOMORROW 308 8945 307 7900 TOMORROW FZL: 2000m Cloudy, with drizzle turning to rain in the

Rain followed by a few showers. Northeasterlies dying out, southwesterly breezes developing.

Rain with snow above 2000 metres, easing to showers, and clearing in the south. Northeast dying out. Freezing level 2000 m.



Fine spells, a few showers mainly about the divide. Westerlies developing about the tops.



High cloud, showers, mainly about the divide. Westerlies.

High cloud. Northwesterlies.

World Weather

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

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

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

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

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9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Saturday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Sunday 9 noon 3


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

9 pm

2 1 0

12:20 6:24

12:47 6:58 1:07 7:10 1:33 7:43 1:49 7:52 2:15 8:23 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:46 am Set 5:32 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 3:57 am Set 1:30 pm

New moon

7 Aug







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mainly fine






mainly fine




mainly fine

9:52 am

©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:45 am Set 5:33 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 7:44 am Set 5:35 pm


Rise 4:45 am Set 2:19 pm

Bad fishing

Rise 5:30 am Set 3:12 pm

First quarter

Full moon

14 Aug 10:58 pm

21 Aug 1:46 pm

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit

22 22 7 19 21 12 24 24 13 8 27 24 24 18 17

31 34 21 26 31 21 31 31 25 20 33 33 27 31 34

River Levels


13 10 10 11 10 7 8 8 6 4 2 7 1



Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday 113.2 Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:30 pm, yesterday

9.22 nc

Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 8.6 11.8 Max to 4pm -1.0 Minimum -4.9 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm August to date 0.0 Avg Aug to date 2 2013 to date 582.6 403 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 9 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 15 Time of gust 3:41pm

© Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2013

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 9:00 am, yesterday

Canterbury Readings


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Forecasts for today

9 18 25 19 11 17 24 26 0 25 18 31 12 17 19

overnight max low

Palmerston North mainly fine


Cloudy periods, a few showers clearing. Southwesterly breezes.

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NZ Today

Drizzle, turning to rain later, snow above 1700 metres. Wind at 1000m: NE 50 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NE 60 km/h.


Advertising is an essential in any business enterprise. Fourteen months ago construction started on a new and exciting venture for Ashburton. The Ashburton Guardian have played an integral part in introducing this venture to the public arena. The service I have received from Desme and her Advertising Team has been outstanding. They are a professional team with exciting and innovating ideas and eager to accept any challenges. They are a great tool to business and well worth the investment.


A subtropical low to the north spreads a strong and moist easterly flow over the country. This low, and associated fronts, is expected to cross the North Island during tomorrow and Sunday, followed by a disturbed westerly flow over the country. The low weakens as it lies to the east of New Zealand on Monday, moving away during Tuesday.

30 to 59

Worth the investment


NZ Situation

less than 30

Our news, online, all the time.



Wind km/h



Midnight Tonight






afternoon. Northeasterlies, fresh about the coast.



MONDAY: Cloudy periods, showers clearing. Southwest dying out. MAX

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SUNDAY: Rain. Southwesterly developing.



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TOMORROW: Cloudy, drizzle turns to rain. Fresh northeasterly.








Friday, August 2, 2013

TODAY: Overcast, drizzle at times. Easterlies.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

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Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

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9.8 10.9 -0.8 -2.2

10.1 13.2 -0.5 –

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0.0 0.0 2 441.0 379

0.0 0.0 1 370.8 287

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Television Friday, August 2, 2013


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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am The Chase 3 A quiz show where contestants must stay one step ahead. 0 11am Coach Trip PGR 3 0 11:30 House Guest 3 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Nicola and Scarlett worry; Cain is defensive; Jimmy returns from looking for Thomas. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Masterchef Australia 3 MasterClass number five. 0 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street Eileen loses her job; Frank makes Sally an offer; Rosie makes a decision. 0 9pm Best Bits Te Radar takes the best and worst moments of television from the week to create a half hour of comedy. 0 9:30 Location Location Location 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Tiki Tour 0 7am Fish Hooks 3 0 7:25 Rated A For Awesome 0 7:50 Generator Rex 3 0 8:15 Franklin 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Shortland Street PGR 3 0 11:30 Scrubs PGR 3 0 Noon The Secret Circle PGR 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm My Kitchen Rules PGR 3 0 3:15 Supernormal 3 0 3:25 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:30 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 4pm Kickin’ It 3 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Hope And Faith 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Boyd protests too much; Rachel gets a push in the right direction; Kylie and Emma find themselves in the family way. 0 7:30 The Voice Australia The top 16 compete to get into the semi-finals and the final. 0 9:50 Please Marry My Boy 0 10:55 The Bachelor Pad AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 Noon 3 News 12:30 Home And Away 3 0 1pm Dr Phil AO 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3pm House Rules PGR 3 4pm Rachael Ray Lara Spencer, Genevieve Gorder, and Marc Summers join Rachael in preparing boneless roasted lamb with potatoes and tomatoes. 5pm Entertainment Tonight 5:30 Home And Away Pippa learns the truth; Bianca is nervous about facing the Principal’s Dinner alone; Zac tries to persuade Heath to be there for Bianca. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 House Rules PGR Everyone must finish their zones ahead of Carly and Leighton’s inspection. 8:50 The Graham Norton Show AO 3 10pm Super City AO 10:30 Nightline

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 8am Hey Arnold! 3 8:30 Chuggington 8:40 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 3 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Barney And Friends 3 9:50 Tickety Toc 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live Pop-culture entertainment show. 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 0 6:30 Futurama 3 0

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2pm Cops LAC PGR 3 When a pipe factory is ram-raided, the police are baffled until it becomes apparent it was a rehearsal for a much bigger job. 3pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 0 3:30 Getaway 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 0

7pm The Simpsons 3 0 7:30 American Ninja Warrior 8:30 M Jurassic Park PGR 3 1993 Adventure. Dinosaurs are cloned for a theme park, which suffers a major security breakdown letting them loose. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum. 0

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Harry’s Arctic Heroes PGR (Part 2) Prince Harry joins four soldiers wounded in Afghanistan on a 260-kilometre charity trek to the North Pole. 8:30 Nigellissima 9:05 Sachie’s Kitchen 9:35 True Blood AO 10:45 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

11pm Mr Bean 3 Mr Bean poses as a hair dresser and ruins people’s hair; he goes to a games area and cheats at the buzzer game. 0 11:35 Episodes AO 3 12:10 Harry’s Law AO 3 0 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials

12:40 Being Human AO 3 0 1:40 Infomercials 2:40 The Voice 3 0 3:30 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here PGR 3 4:40 Who Dares Wins 3 0 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:35 NZ Smashes Guinness World Records PGR 3 0

11:10 The Big Game PGR Professional poker. 12:10 The Big C AO 3 0 1:15 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 3 0 2:10 Infomercials

11pm Terriers AO Hank and Britt befriend a college student with amnesia, who has a suspicion he has done something wrong. 11:55 Entertainment Tonight 12:20 Infomercials

11:20 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:15 Home Shopping 1:45 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:15 Home Shopping



6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Gourmet Farmer Former food critic Matthew Evans has thrown in his city life for a small farm in Tasmania. 7am Food Safari Maeve O’Meara hosts an Australian show about great food, recipes and the clever people who make simple ingredients sing. 7:30 Food And Drink 8am Turkish Delights With Allegra McEvedy 8:30 Taste 9:30 Room Crashers 10am The Home Show 11am Auction Room 11:30 Gourmet Farmer Noon Food Safari 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Mississippi Adventure 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Early Edition 3:30 Crashers 4pm New Zealand Food Culture 4:30 Off The Eaten Track 5pm Location, Location, Location 6pm What’s Really In Our Food? 6:30 Bathroom Crashers 7pm West End Salvage 7:30 Storage Hoarders 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 10pm Gardeners’ World 10:30 Mongrels AO 11pm West End Salvage 11:30 Early Edition


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Room Crashers 1:30 Mongrels AO 2am New Zealand Food Culture 2:30 Off The Eaten Track 3am Location Location Location 4am What’s Really In Our Food? 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Dream Jobs PGR 5:30 Storage Hoarders


6:30 Ako 7pm Te Kaea 2 7:30 Tribe PGR 8pm Hardcase PGR 8:30 Homai Te Pakipaki 9:30 Marae Kai Masters 10:30 Pumanawa – Celebrating Maori In Business 3 11pm Songs From The Inside PGR 3 11:30 Iwi Anthems 3


Midnight Te Kaea 3 2 12:30 Closedown


6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 8:30 Cash Cab USA PG 8:55 24 MVLS 9:50 Law And Order MV 10:40 CSI – Miami MV 11:30 Fear Factor M 12:25 SVU MV 1:15 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 3:05 24 MVLS 3:35 Cash Cab USA PG 4pm Hardcore Pawn PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Law And Order MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 9:30 SVU MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV 12:30 24 MVLS 1:20 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:45 Cash Cab USA PG 2:10 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:05 Fear Factor M 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG

6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs PG Pinsetter Mechanic. 7:30 Sons Of Guns M 8am Sons Of Guns M 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11am Auction Hunters PG 11:30 Backyard Oil PG Noon Auction Kings PG 12:30 Disappeared M 1:30 Who The (Bleep) … M 2pm Evil, I M 2:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 3:30 Sons Of Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Mythbusters PG 7:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 8:30 Top Hooker PG 9:30 Deadliest Catch PG 10:30 Ultimate Fish – Murray Cod PG 11:30 Auction Kings PG


Midnight Auction Hunters PG 12:30 River Monsters Goes Tribal PG 1:30 Dirty Jobs PG 2:30 Dirty Jobs PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Dirty Jobs PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG

Harry's Arctic Heroes 7:30pm on Prime

SKY MOVIES 6:55 Courageous MV 2011 Drama. Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel. 9:05 One Day ML 2011 Drama. Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess. 10:50 Rock Of Ages MLS 2012 Musical. Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise. 12:55 The Woman In Black MC 2012 Horror. Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer. 2:30 Three Weeks, Three Kids PGC 2011 Family. Anna Chlumsky, Warren Christie. 4pm Queen Sized PGL 2008 Drama. Nikki Blonsky. 5:30 Chronicle MV 2012 Sci-fi. Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 6:55 One For The Money MVL 2011 Comedy. Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara. 8:30 Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 MVS 2011 Fantasy Drama. 10:30 The Hangover Part II 16LS 2011 Comedy.


12:15 Cat Run 18VLS 2011 Action. 2am Three Weeks, Three Kids PGC 2011 Family. 3:30 The Hangover Part II 16LS 2011 Comedy. 5:15 Cat Run 18VLS 2011 Action.

7:20 Pearl Harbour MV 2001 Action Drama. Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding jr. 10:20 Twister PGV 1996 Drama. Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz. 12:10 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei. 2:10 The Long Kiss Goodnight 18VL 1996 Action. Geena Davis, Samuel L Jackson. 4:10 Mrs Doubtfire PGL 1993 Comedy. Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan. 6:15 Spider-Man 2 MV 2004 Action. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. 8:30 A History Of Violence 18VS 2005 Crime. Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt. 10:10 Office Space ML 1998 Comedy. Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. 11:40 Making Of The Great Gatsby PG 2013

6am Total Rugby 6:30 Grassroots Rugby 7:30 Judo – IJF (Highlights) Paris Grand Slam. From France. 8am Cricket – International England v Australia – Third Test, Day One. From Old Trafford in Manchester. 10am Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) Day One. From London. 11am Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) Day Two. From London. Noon UFC 163 Countdown 1pm Golf – World Golf Championships (Highlights) Bridgestone Invitational – Round One. From Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. 2pm Golf – Women’s British Open (Highlights) Round One. 3pm Inside The PGA Tour 3:30 Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. 4pm Red Bull Chronicles 4:30 Cricket – International England v Australia – Third Test, Day One. Coverage of the last two hours of play from Old Trafford in Manchester. 6:30 Sterlo (Replay) 7:30 NRL Footy Show 9:30 L Rugby League – NRL Panthers v Roosters. 11:30 L Rugby League – NRL Knights v Broncos. From Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, NSW.

12:05 Mrs Doubtfire PGL 1993 Comedy. Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan. 2:10 Spider-Man 2 MV 2004 Action. 4:25 A History Of Violence 18VS 2005 Crime. 6am Office Space ML 1998 Comedy.

1:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Panthers v Roosters. 3:30 Gridiron – Women’s Lingerie Football League (Highlights) Omaha Heart v Atlanta Steam. 5am UFC 163 Countdown

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Friday, August 2, 2013


Rakaia’s Mark Andrew and Methven’s Simon Fleetwood both hope to lead their team to a Watters Cup victory tomorrow.

Head to head for cup glory BY JONATHAN LEASK


A journey that started in January comes to an end tomorrow, and only one team gets the happy ending they planned for at the start of the rugby season. Rakaia and Methven go headto-head for the Watters Cup and the men leading their teams into one last match expect a fierce battle up front, pre-

dicting it will be in the forwards that dictates who lifts the cup. Rakaia’s Mark Andrew took over the captaincy for a third straight season after another knee injury to hooker Kyle Grey. Andrew hoisted the cup aloft in 2011 and learnt a lot in terms of his role in leading the team. “It was my first final as a captain and I really learnt a lot”, Andrew said.

“My job is just to lead the boys around the park and do what captains do, trying to lead by example.” Fleetwood took over the captaincy of Methven this season, his second at the club since moving from Oxford last season, after watching Pete Shearer lift the cup last year and bring plenty of finals experience. “It’s an honour to lead the


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team,” Fleetwood said. “We have a good young group of guys and we have come a long way this season. Hopefully we can the whole way.” With Fleetwood in the front row and Andrews in the loose for Rakaia they are bound to butt heads during the course of the match as they try to lead their team to Mid Canterbury rugby supremacy.

We have a good young group of guys and we have come a long way this season

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