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A mass brawl in a town centre carpark three weeks ago has led to a heavier police and security presence in the area. McDonald’s Ashburton franchise owner Dave Whalley says he is satisfied with what has come out of an inquiry over the brawl, which is said to have involved more than 30 people in the McDonald’s and Harvey Norman carpark about 3am, Sunday, November 24. Concerns were raised over the violent nature of the incident and the Ashburton police response, who witnesses say did not show despite calls to emergency services, leaving four security guards to defuse the situation. However, Senior Sergeant Grant Russell hit back recently, saying police did respond with the resources available. “I have spoken with Grant Russell and we have resolved some of

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the issues and the key is now to look forward,” Mr Whalley said. The “change for the better” includes a greater police presence, better security lighting in the carpark and additional security staff. Mr Whalley had noticed “huge improvements” during the past two weekends the new arrangement had been in place. But he would not be drawn on his thoughts of the night itself or the police response, saying “we are looking to move forward now and not look back”. “I’m feeling confident about things, there’s a greater police presence and more awareness of the issues we are concerned about. The other good thing is police and the security company are working closely together now too.” Those involved in the brawl are unlikely to face charges, Mr Russell said recently, and instead police would deal with the known ringleaders “in another manner”.

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The Frankenstein “monster” continues to roam in novelist Dean Koontz’s mind and in his latest work, Innocence. The mystical thriller features an outcast banished from a society that wants to destroy him and his discovery of a life partner. We don’t know what’s wrong with Koontz’s main character, Addison Goodheart. He suffers from an unknown malaise so strong it drives people who see him into a murderous rage. Addison is forced to live underground in subway tunnels and storm drains, only coming up at night to make his way to the central library. There, he meets Gwyneth, another outcast who is also trying to hide her appearance from the world. Together they find solace in their differences and complement each other’s “deficiencies”. Koontz’s latest is an unusual love story and the desperate search by Victor Frankenstein’s monster for a life partner. – AAP

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Christmas spirit? Pennsylvania State Police have found almost 10kg of marijuana in boxes which were wrapped up as Christmas presents inside a van. The Centre Daily Times reported that 38-year-old Randy Jesus Valdivia, of Surfside, faces felony drug charges after being stopped by police. Police say they found 9.1kg of weed vacuum-sealed inside large boxes wrapped as Christmas gifts. – PA

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Avatar movies to be made in NZ The next three Avatar films will be made in New Zealand, the Prime Minister has announced at a press conference with the film’s director James Cameron. Mr Key announced yesterday morning that the Government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the film’s makers to secure the multi-film deal. He said investment would be “significant” – a minimum of $500 million for the three films. The announcement is good timing for the Government, after calls from the film industry for further work after the end of the Hobbit films. Producer John Landau and 20th Century Fox’s Paul Hanneman were also at the announcement, where Mr Key also set out further incentives for the film industry. Mr Cameron said he was delighted at the news, not least because he and his family were about to become New Zealand residents. He has recently bought land in Wairarapa. “For that reason it’s a real pleasure to know I’m going to have so much of my work done here over the next few years.” – APNZ

Gingerbread village breaks records Two train stations, a carousel, and ice skating rink, a hotel and a fire station – a village built by Jon Lovitch (left) is actually a lot like others with one major difference. His is edible. Made of kilograms of gingerbread, litres of icing and entire sacks of lollies, the edible gingerbread village is the largest ever made, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed. The honour was bestowed on the creation that Lovitch calls Gingerbread Lane a few weeks before Christmas. The sugar paradise whose weight alone – 1.36 tonnes – leaves fairy tale characters Hansel and Gretel agog has more than 160 houses, the smallest of which is 15cm high. The 37-year-old cook assembled them on a wooden stand at a science museum for children in the New York borough of Queens. – DPA

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Three venues ‘challenging’ BY SUE NEWMAN

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Increased competition in the nightclub market has created a tough trading environment and a proposed policy that bans entry after 1am will make it even tougher to make a profit, one operator says. The Ashburton Trust’s income from its late night venue, The Shed, is down 50 per cent on where it was a year ago, says its chief executive Giles Beal, and while that market had always been a tough one, having three venues in town was making it extremely challenging

for everyone, he said. “The only time you make any money is between midnight and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. “It’s not like bars where you have customers all through the week, in nightclubs there are limited opportunities to make money.” And in Ashburton there was also a limited number of customers who were part of that market, Mr Beal said. “This is the age group that are pre-loaders and their average spend is very, very low, usually between $7 and $10. “You get some customers who

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drink up large but others who have just one drink, or who don’t drink.” Imposing a cover charge to boost profits did not work; it simply turned customers away, he said. “There’s only a certain amount of money in this market in this kind of business. “It’s a fickle market where there’s no loyalty and it’s an expensive market because of the cost of the security you need.” If the one way door policy proposed in the Ashburton District Council’s local alcohol plan was adopted, patrons would no

longer be able to move from one bar to another after 1am. This would impact on peak trading time for all night clubs and could make it even harder to make money, Mr Beal said. The plunge in income from The Shed meant November was a month of trading wins and losses for the trust, with November down 3 per cent on the previous year at $1.4 million. This was largely due to the drop in late night venue income, he said. For the first eight months of the year, however, total sales were up 2 per cent at $11.3 million.

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Intermediate pupils ready for summer break Sack races, puzzles and makeshift row boats took over Ashburton Intermediate’s playing field yesterday as they wind down for the summer break. Sport Canterbury co-ordinators and rising Canterbury rugby stars Brad Hemapo and Fletcher Smith were welcomed by hundreds of intermediate pupils who were given the opportunity to take part in team building challenges. Teacher Robyn Mears said the activities, which included pupils (from left) Britney Moore, Alyssa McLaren, Nakita Maxwell and Eiman Deocampo, all 13, who were tasked to create a land-based row boat, were for pupils who had displayed good behaviour during the year. Other activities included, jackpot, balancing a water-filled bucket on a stick, block building, among many others, while pupils also visited the Ashburton Community Pool and the Regent Cinema. Ashburton Intermediate finishes its schooling year today.


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Body found Searchers have found the body of the helicopter pilot whose aircraft crashed yesterday in steep terrain near the start of the Milford Track. He was William Bruce Andrews, known as Bruce, aged 49 years. Mr Andrews was from the Te Anau area and a pilot for Milford Helicopters. He was the sole occupant in the helicopter when it crashed yesterday at Glade Burn. – APNZ

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Child killed by truck A four-year-old boy had just been using a school pool when he was hit by a light truck in Pukekohe, south of Auckland, last night. The boy was taken to Starship Hospital, but died from his injuries. Counties Manukau road policing manager Inspector Neil Fisher the boy was part of a group that had been using a school pool and was walking to a house across the road about 8.10pm. He was hit by a light truck passing Mauku School. – APNZ

Crash claims two lives A Greymouth family is in ruins following a road crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her teenage son. Police said the pair, who were travelling with a pre-school boy believed to be three years old, were travelling in Taylorville when their car went over a bank and landed upside down in a creek. The Greymouth woman, aged 43, and her 15-year-old son – who attended the local high school – died as a result of the crash, which occurred shortly before 11am. The younger child is believed to be at Christchurch Hospital. – APNZ

Obesity rate tops 30% New Zealand is getting fatter – with three in every 10 adults now regarded as obese. A leading diabetes researcher has called the new figures alarming and has accused the Government of failing to take the problem seriously. However, Health Minister Tony Ryall has rejected “nanny state” measures, instead arguing that providing information and support to people is enough. More than 1.1 million adults are now obese, according to the Ministry of Health’s 2012/13 health survey. – APNZ

Santa’s guiding lights Houses in Methven are beginning to sparkle, twinkle and shine as Christmas Day approaches. Among those who go all out to make their properties as spectacular as possible is Frank Sandys on Lochhead Crescent, whose home is pictured. Mr Sandys not only decorates the home’s exterior, but places a wide array of lighted features around the backyard, attracting hundreds of visitors. A coin donation can be put in a bucket on the way in, with money going to the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade. There are at least two other homes in the town which are extensively lit - one on Lochhead Crescent and one on Main Street. The efforts the homeowners go to are much appreciated by many motorists, who can be seen cruising past at night to view the properties. PHOTO 151213-SS-001 02

Cessation programme proving to be a winner Fewer New Zealanders are lighting up and the message is getting through, according to health agencies. Census figures out this week showed 463,000 adult smokers nationwide, (3831 in Ashburton). It is a nationwide drop of 23 per cent from 598,000 from the 2006 Census. Ashburton Community and Public Health, health promoter and smoking cessation practitioner Carly McDowell said the statistic figures were positive but there was definitely people still smoking who wanted to stop. “It’s great news. (Though) I still have people that absolutely want to quit.” The smoking cessation programme provided information and support to workplaces and priority population groups such as Maori, Pacific peoples, pregnant women and to people who used mental health and addiction services. Ashburton’s figures stated there were 5418 ex-smokers, and 13,374 who had never smoked regularly. ‘The New Zealand Health survey: annual update of key findings 2012/2013’ - published by the Ministry of Health - was released yesterday. It found adult smokers fell from 17.8 per cent last year to 15.5 per cent this year. The survey confirmed the reduction in smoking levels shown by the Census data.


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National recognition for Rakaia mural masterpiece BY

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The Rakaia mural has earned Rakaia Beautification Identification committee and design company JBFX a national accolade. The mural took second place in the Resene Mural Masterpieces Professional category competition. Kapanui School in Waikanae won first place.

The Rakaia entry is a 47-metre mural that runs the length of the Ashburton Trading Society in Rakaia. It took two years of planning and three weeks for a collective of international artists to paint. The work was designed and directed by JBFX owner Dean Johnstone and artist Suzie Horne.

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Thieves target poppy plants BY MYLES HUME

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A man seen entering an Allenton property and making off with a handful of poppy flowers has Ashburton police reminding residents to plant them out of sight. Poppies are a popular target for thieves during the summer months, sought by recreational drug users to access opium, a narcotic substance used to get high. Sergeant Janine Bowden, of Ashburton, said a man wearing a hoodie and sunglasses was seen jumping a fence and stealing a handful of poppies from an Allenton property about 8.15pm Sunday, before fleeing in a white Mazda sedan.

She said the incident served as a warning to residents who grew poppies “for ornamental reasons” to plant them in areas that can’t be seen by the general public. “What we want to say is if you plant poppies in a place where they can be easily seen, there is a risk of people coming on to the property and taking them,” Ms Bowden said. She said charges can be laid against users under the Misuse of Drugs Act as poppies fell under the prohibited plants umbrella, unless they were planted for ornamental reasons. Information into the person reported stealing the poppies can be passed on to Ashburton police on 307 8400.

The design paints a picture of progress in the district and its history. The hand-picked artists mostly worked at night, often until the early hours of the morning. The “realistic historical” painting runs from sepia tone through to colour. It is based on photographs from the Rakaia area, from steam trains crossing the old

bridge in the 1930s to jet boats skimming the river today. The photos were chosen from a collection gathered for the Rakaia 150 year Jubilee. The image design was drawn to scale and projected on to the wall at night with a projector. Mr Johnstone said members of the Rakaia Beautification Identification committee and the

community had been wonderful to deal with; many people had stopped by during the work to comment on progress. “These guys were fantastic to work with.” He said Resene was one of JBFX’s main suppliers so it was “lovely to get the award”. Low level landscaping was still to be done to complete the project.

Rain on the cards for Christmas BY BRENDAN MANNING Don’t bank on firing up the barbie on Christmas Day. The weather will be a “mixed bag” with rain possible around the country, according to MetService. Spokesman Daniel Corbett said fine weather would continue this week although troughs would bring rainfall as they moved up the country. The first trough would move up the country today, bringing showers and rain followed by slightly cooler air. “It’s not going to be an ugly sabre-toothed tiger, but there might be some spots of rain around the country.” Canterbury forecast: Partly cloudy at first then rain with not much wind. High of 19, overnight low of 12. -APNZ

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Questions over stadium costs By Sue NewmaN A cost over run for groundwork on the EA Networks Centre had councillor Russell Ellis questioning the eventual cost of the project at last week’s Ashburton District Council meeting. Councillors were about to vote on a recommendation that a variation of $66,150 be approved but Mr Ellis said the amount was not insignificant and it was money that ratepayers might not be happy paying. The over run was about 20 per cent above the tender price for ground work. The successful tenderer was Ashburton Contracting Ltd and that tender had been significantly lower than any other submitted, councillor Neil Brown said. Councillor Ken Cutforth wasn’t happy with council paying the over run either. “Look at the art gallery-historical centre, this came back with repeatedly with cost over runs. This is just the beginning of the biggest project this council has been involved in. I don’t want to see this get out of hand,” he said. When it came to paying the extra money, council had no option; it was technically committed to do this, council group manager business support, Paul Brake said. There were overs and unders on all projects and a 5 per cent contingency figure, $1.5 million, had been built into the EA Networks project and this would now be $1.5 million less $66,000, Mr Brown said.

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High interest in building progress By Sue NewmaN The viewing point over the EA Networks Centre is one of the most popular spots in town as locals watch the progress of the Ashburton District’s latest recreational asset. Work on the stadium and pool complex is on target, Ashburton District Council commer-

cial manager John Rooney said, with pre-cast wall columns now being hooked into the foundations. The slab for the learners’ swimming pool has also been poured and a number of foundation beams are also in place. Work on the project will come to a halt over the Christmas-New Year period but in January the project will begin

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By SuSaN SaNdyS The Ashburton Society of Arts annual exhibition to be held next year will be special for two reasons. Committee member Mandy Casey said the exhibition would be the society’s 50th, and it would also be the last exhibition to be held in the Ashburton Art Gallery before it is relocated to its new premises. The exhibition has been moved forward due to the anticipated move, and instead of being held in June, it will begin on April 7. The exhibition will also run longer than usual, for about four weeks. “We are really looking forward to it,” Mrs Casey said. The exhibition is a highlight of the district’s arts calendar. It sees artists from around the district and further afield enter their works, and a number of prominent guest artists and judges attend. Entry forms will be sent out and available in February.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown says he will not pay any of the $100,000plus costs of a damning review that found he failed to declare more than $39,000 in free hotel rooms and upgrades. Mr Brown said he supported the review by council chief executive Doug McKay and agreed to the terms of reference, which cleared him of using council resources or providing preferential treatment in connection to his affair with Bevan Chuang. But when it came to costs arising from the rest of the inquiry that found he received nine free hotel rooms worth $6130 and 64 upgrades worth $32,888.50, Mr Brown said that was something Mr McKay had pursued. Mr Brown said he he would pay his personal costs for legal advice from Philip Skelton, QC, but would not pay any costs of the review. - NZH

Starship theft A Rotorua mother who was in Auckland while her baby received chemotherapy is devastated her home was burgled while she was away. Abigail Hargreaves and her 6-month-old baby Rosalie were in Starship Hospital for treatment last week when their Leslie Ave home was broken into. Rosalie had been diagnosed with Wilms Tumor, a cancer of the kidney, after her parents noticed a large lump less than a month ago. Their doctor thought it might be a hernia and ordered an ultrasound. They were then transferred to Starship and told it was cancer, and the infant underwent an operation to remove her left tumourous kidney. “We were driving home when I found out we had been robbed and I couldn’t believe it,” Ms Hargreaves said. - APNZ

Stones sales ‘crazy’ It’s only rock and roll but we like it and like it enough to snap up close to 30,000 tickets for the Rolling Stones sole New Zealand concert next year. Tickes for the show, at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland in April, went on sale at 9am yesterday. By 7.30pm it was close to a sellout, with only a limited number of the most expensive seats - at an eyewatering $395.55 - left on saler. Promoter Frontier Touring said all 5000 $165.55 general admission standing tickets had gone by noon. All seats in the $213.85 and $297.80 categories had been sold - even those with restricted viewing. Once the most expensive seats have gone, fans will have to fork out $699 or $998.99 for a package, which includes a seat and exclusive memorabilia. Frontier Touring New Zealand spokesman Brent Eccles said the morning sales period was “crazy”. - APNZ


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National dairy herd increases to 6.6 million By Michelle NelsoN

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The national dairy herd is growing, with the latest Statistics New Zealand figures putting number at 6.6 million. This equates to 1.5 cows for each New Zealander. Dairy cattle numbers have continued to rise every year since 2006. “Compared with recently released population census figures over the same seven-year period, the dairy cattle population has grown over five times faster,” agriculture statistics manager Hamish Hill said. While the increase over the last survey year appears more modest than increases in the previous two survey years, longer-term growth has seen the dairy herd grow by about 27 percent since 2006.

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“If New Zealand’s human population had increased at the same rate there would now be more than five million Kiwis,” Mr Hill said. Other livestock numbers showed slight declines in 2013, again continuing long-term trends seen in recent years. For example, the number of sheep fell 358,000 from 2012, with the national flock now standing at just under 31 million.

ToNi WilliaMs Save the Children have raised more than $1400 for two local children-focused groups. Their annual two-day raffle will benefit Children’s Day organisers and Birthright Ashburton this year. Unofficial fundraising organ-

iser for Save the Children, Julie Hollings (pictured left), wanted to thank the generosity of people who had brought the raffles and helped to raise $1454.20. She presented a cheque to Children’s Day organising committee member Lorayne Oakley (pictured right). Mrs Oakley said the unex-

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Hailstorm damages Mayfield By Myles HuMe

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A flash storm that dropped hail stones the size of golf balls caught Mayfield residents off guard last night. Farming crops were severely damaged, car windows smashed

and roof spouting splintered in the 15-minute hail storm about 5pm. Mayfield farmer James Jarden said the storm came unexpectedly and was accompanied by thunder and lightening. He was at a property on State

Highway 72 in Mayfield where damage was done to a sizable paddling pool, spouting and the front and rear windows of a car that will also need panel beating. He said trees in the Mayfield township had been stripped of

their leaves and spoke of a fodder beet farmer who had his crop severely damaged. A power transformer also sparked loudly. “There’s going to be a few crop farmers affected by this,” he said.

About three hours later at 8pm, Mr Jarden said the sun was back out shining. MetService is predicting more poor weather for Ashburton today with showers clearing in the afternoon and north-easterly winds developing.

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Methven mum-of-three Sarah Lock will fill the fifth vacancy on the Methven Community Board. Mrs Lock was the sole nomination in a by-election, for which nominations closed yesterday at midday at the Ashburton District Council. Mrs Lock and husband Mark are sharemilkers on a 600-cow farm on Pudding Hill Road, about five kilometres from the town of Methven. They have three children aged two, four and six. Mrs Lock said yesterday she was looking forward to serving on the board. She is a committee member at Methven Playcentre, and wanted to join the board to extend her community involvement. “I have just really enjoyed my time at Playcentre this year,” she said. “I quite like helping within the community. And I think Methven is just the best place in the whole world.” Mrs Lock, who enjoys running, skiing and jetboating in her spare time, will be sworn in at the next meeting on January 27. She will join fellow members Liz McMillan, Hamish Gilpin, Dan McLaughlin and Sonia McAlpine. The by-election was forced by not enough candidates standing for the board at the local body elections earlier this year.

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Chicago hopefuls turn on the talent By susan sandys

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More than 40 amateur singers, dancers and actors turned out for Chicago auditions at the weekend, bamboozling the director with their talent. “I don’t know what Ashburton has done in this particular case, but they have certainly pulled it out of the hat,” director Regan Jackson said yesterday. And there were plenty of

new faces, meaning casting the show would be likely to put “young, fresh” talent before audiences when the show opened in May. This week Mr Jackson will be putting much thought into who to choose to fill the six lead roles and other parts in the show. He expects to announce the cast later this week. “There was at least three to four people who could’ve done

the job (for each lead role). That’s quite unusual for a small town to have that selection.” And it meant his job would not be easy. “It’s really a credit to Ashburton because the calibre of the talent is very high.” He believed the show would be popular with audiences in Ashburton. It had been one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway, and a hit movie in 2003.

Mr Jackson lives in Christchurch and is accompanying fellow city resident Luke Di Somma, musical director of The Mikado currently staging in the city, and Ashburton choreographer Amber Bailey, in leading the production. Chicago is a Broadway classic, set in the legendary city amongst the razzle and dazzle of the 1920s jazz scene, telling the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses.

Charitable trust bid would be to help pupils By Myles HuMe

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Mid Canterbury school pupils are the driving force behind the principals’ association’s bid to be registered as a charitable trust. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons told the Guardian yesterday the organisation was “in a strong position” to become a

charitable trust next year. The principals have drawn up a constitution that now needs refining and has sent an application to the Department of Internal Affairs. Mr Simons said the move would allow the association to ask trusts for funding grants, which he hoped would filter down to open further opportunities to the district’s school pupils.

“Initially we would need to get the funds to pay for tutors at the Ashburton Community Pool so we can carry on going there and then it could be used for programmes throughout schools,” Mr Simons said. The Longbeach School principal said Ashburton Rotary Club donations, applied for on behalf of the community pool, covered

the cost for pool tutors in the past. The pool now has an interim funding programme in place. But he said that was set to change with the new stadium and pool coming under Ashburton District Council control, making it difficult to attain funding for schools. If the association isn’t able to become a registered trust,

schools could be forced to foot the bill or pass it on to parents. “I’m optimistic we will become a charitable trust, we just have to show them the funding would be used for ‘the big picture stuff ’ where a lot of people are going to benefit,” Mr Simons said. “We started this process in April, so we have been working on it for a long time.”


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Above – Red Cross volunteers Jill Bennett and Lesley Ballard gather roses into bunches for the annual Rose Day appeal. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 190313-tM-009

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Right – Checking out the body shape of some goodlooking heifers on Wilkinsons Road were PGG stock agent Rod Whale (left) and dairy farmer Craig Elliott. PHOTO KIRSTY CLAY 260313-KC-010

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ne sober swallow does not make an alcohol-free summer, but Friday’s drink-driving blitz revealed that the message may be starting to hit home. The Mid Canterbury police on Friday night hit the streets as part of their Operation Unite and the results were staggering. For once the results were staggeringly positive. From the 642 people tested, not one driver was processed for being were over the limit. One person was taken off the road because he was deemed unfit to drive, but amazingly still tested under the breath alcohol limit. This raises the old chestnut of why New Zealand insists on maintaining the high alcohol limit of 80mg per 100ml of blood, which allows us to drink a considerable amount of alcohol before we are over the limit. For some, that legal amount may be more than they can handle. Thankfully the Government is finally working on new legislation to bring the limit back to 50mg, which is in line with most of the developed world and will be a strong signal to drivers that they need to be even more careful about their intake. Once this new limit is introduced it will be fascinating to see if there is a sudden increase in people who thought they were doing the right thing, but end up over the limit. Hopefully people will not take any chances and err on the side of caution and, God forbid, some may even consider the radical option of not drinking alcohol at all. The Ashburton community can be proud that Friday’s blitz found no offenders, but we all know there is still a lot of work to do. Only last week, police statistics revealed that the numbers of arrested drink drivers had increased this year, so there is a long way to go. Some rural folk have proven particularly stubborn in their habits, but hopefully attitudes in the wider communities are changing. We can no longer accept people we know and love driving off with too much alcohol in their system. We need to speak up and save their lives and those in their paths.

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Did everyone behave at your Christmas party this year?

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ith Christmas close at hand, dairy farmers could be forgiven for thinking there may have been a small gift coming from the cooperative. Fonterra might be farmer owned, but it is run as a company and is charged with processing our milk into products sold around the world. After liquid milk, most people would assume the second easiest dairy product is to remove the water leaving you with milk powder. Try doing this at home because milk powder is a specialist product taking a lot of skills and capital. There are various types but the blue top version is called whole milk powder and the more fat you remove means you can end up with a green top version, unsurprisingly called skim milk powder. Anyone can make cheese and butter, even at home, but you couldn’t possibly hope to produce pharmaceutical excipients in your kitchen. There are heaps of products milk can and is being turned into. What we know is that Fonterra is in a purple patch for milk powder. So much so, the board could have lifted the milk price forecast to a record $9 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS). For those outside of farming, a milk solid is made up of the fat and protein after the water has been removed and it takes upwards of 12 litres of milk to produce one kilogram of milk solids. One reason why Fonterra’s board could have announced a higher forecast is the overall demand for milk products. Global production of milk will have to expand by 26 per cent in the next decade just to keep up with demand and that’s going to be a tall order. After saying this Fonterra’s

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CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7957 reporters@theguardian.co.nz After hours Call 021 585-592 Advertising Call 03 307-7974 desme.d@theguardian.co.nz You may think dairy farmers are grinches, but the figures don’t add up to that.

board is right to “hold the payout” where it is. Don’t forget this time last year, we were looking at a great season until it was shredded by that late summer drought. It is why farmers need to budget conservatively and the last thing to do is to bank the farm on a forecast. The new Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan may have one big spin-off and that’s to get our eyes off the neighbouring farm and back on to our farms instead. Rather than expand stock numbers it’s about expanding the output of our farm animals. Twenty seasons ago, ‘Daisy’ would have produced 259kg/ MS over the season but in 2012/13, the current ‘Daisies’ are producing 346kg/MS: Some 33 per cent more. This gives a major hint as to where the growth in dairy will come in Canterbury, and why peak milk will come ever earlier and

last much longer. While Fonterra’s board is right to under promise with the forecast, we’re still awaiting over delivery with the value add. It’s been a long wait. While it’s great for farmers to have the milk price forecast held at $8.30 kg/MS, what wasn’t so good for Fonterra’s owners was the dividend forecast being cut from 32 cents per share to just 10. The dividend is a pretty key marker to the financial performance of Fonterra as a company and 85 per cent of the dividend payout goes to us farmers. I hope the board is listening because the drive for value-add seems to have stalled while milk powder has lit the afterburners. While I know markets like the United States, Europe and Japan struggle economically, I’ve seen with my own twoeyes that there’s some growth, so why are we missing out?

Fonterra has had many distractions over recent years and some of the hiccups of late, including production capacity, may be down to this. It’s high time for our board to focus on the business. Given the environmental aspects of dairying are in the news, at least we’re doing the business economically. While easy to think what’s good for farmers is bad for consumers, the billions we generate in exports get multiplied in the domestic economy many times over. Not convinced it’s like a snowball? The price of whole milk powder in the past year has gone up by over 60 per cent, but what you pay at the supermarket has increased nothing like that. Someone’s taking a haircut and it isn’t the consumer. Willy Leferink is Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson

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Bushfire ‘preventable’ Better liaison between NSW’s Rural Fire Service and the Department of Defence could have prevented an aggressive blaze from spreading after a botched military explosives exercise, an inquiry has heard. A commission of inquiry in Sydney is investigating the circumstances of a fire started by the exercise at Marrangaroo Training Area in Lithgow on October 16. The fire grew into the destructive State Mine blaze, which tore through more than 50,000 hectares and destroyed five houses, a Rural Fire Service (RFS) investigation found. RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers told the inquiry yesterday he didn’t know why a memorandum of understanding about how best to prevent fires in the area hadn’t been signed - but wasn’t sure it would have made much difference. He said the attendance of Defence representatives at meetings of the local bushfire management committee would have been more useful. Of 16 meetings, Defence personnel had only turned up to two, he said. Mr Rogers said given that the range had been listed as an “almost certain” fire risk in a local register, hazard reduction should have been a priority. “To be quite frank, if this was a state instrument we would probably serve notices on them,” he said. But Mr Rogers insisted it was the primary responsibility of the landowner - the Department of Defence - to prevent any blazes breaking out of their property, with the RFS on stand-by to assist if needed. Regulations also banned ac-

Sixteen people have been killed in a clash in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, state media reports. Police attempting to detain criminal suspects in Shufu county near Kashgar were attacked by several “thugs” armed with explosive devices and knives, reported the Tianshannet news portal, which is run by the Xinjiang government. Two police officers were killed and 14 of the “thugs” shot dead on Sunday, it said. Two criminal suspects were detained, it added. The incident comes six weeks after a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square, when according to Chinese police three Xinjiang Uighurs set their vehicle ablaze after ploughing into crowds of tourists, killing two people and injuring 40. - AFP

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tivities like training exercises after October 1, unless a permit was granted, he said. But such regulations do not extend to Commonwealth land. “Commonwealth land in general is problematic,” he told the inquiry. The deputy commissioner added he “felt sorry” for the first respondents to the fire, who travelled in a ute with a 500-litre water tank, agreeing with RFS Lithgow Superintendent Greg Wardle that a 2000-litre truck would have been more suitable. Mr Rogers said a blanket ban on RFS volunteers enter-

ing the training area to fight fires because of the danger of unexploded ordnance could be reviewed, with parts of the site deemed to be safe marked out. Better communication between the RFS, Defence and the Bureau of Meteorology to measure and predict the fire danger at Marrangaroo would also be beneficial in the future, he added. Superintendent Wardle told the inquiry there had been an overemphasis on planning, rather than enacting, prevention measures “from Defence’s point of view”. He agreed with counsel as-

sisting the inquiry, Lieutenant Colonel David Jordan, that a “thick and weighty” bushfire plan had been prepared by consultants. But he said this remained an unapproved draft because the RFS opposed the suggestion it be the primary respondent should a fire break out. The inquiry has heard that hazard reduction had not taken place at the site for almost two decades - despite an RFS recommendation two years earlier to have it done. The hearing continues before former Sydney judge John O’Meally. - AAP

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Flurry of appearances for Kim Jong-Un North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un spent a whirlwind weekend making public appearances across the country which analysts say were intended to demonstrate his firm grip on power following the shock execution of his uncle. In an unusual flurry of visits, since Saturday the official Korean Central News Agency has reported on Kim’s “field guidance” trips to a military design centre, a luxury ski resort and a military fish warehouse, as well as attending the wake for a late senior party official. Photos of his latest trip to the

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fish warehouse reported yesterday showed Kim smiling while walking with top military officials who accompanied him. He “couldn’t hold back joy or stop smiling” after being told fish production had grown dramatically this year, KCNA said, adding he had sent a handwritten thank-you letter to the manager of the facility. “(Kim) smiled radiantly looking at the warehouse packed with stacks of fish, saying it looked like an ammunition depot full of artillery,” it said. Kim was reported on Sunday to have visited the Masik Pass

Ski Resort under construction in the northeast to check progress on his famed pet project. The trips came just days after the shock execution on Thursday of Kim’s powerful uncle and political mentor, Jang Songthaek. Jang, who married a powerful sister of late leader Kim Jong-Il, was accused of plotting a coup and embezzling state funds, among other charges. The purge marked the biggest political upheaval since Kim Jong-Un, aged abuot 30, took power after the death of his father two years ago. - AFP

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A NSW man who stabbed his second cousin in the neck with a pair of scissors has been jailed for at least three-and-a-half years for manslaughter. Sentencing Randall Scott Bugmy, 27, to a maximum seven years jail in the Supreme Court at Broken Hill yesterday, Acting Justice Graham Barr found Bugmy’s victim may not have died if he had co-operated with hospital staff after he was wounded. Bugmy stabbed his second cousin, Roy Johnson, three times during a fight at a home in Broken Hill on February 25 last year. The court heard the pair usually got on well, but Mr Johnson attacked Bugmy during a drinking session after their mothers started brawling. - AAP

New Chilean president Socialist Michelle Bachelet has swept into office as Chile’s next president, on a platform of narrowing the gap between rich and poor. “Chile, now, finally, the time has come to carry out the changes,” Bachelet told cheering supporters in Santiago shortly after her landslide win, joined by her children and mother Angela Jeria. Bachelet, 62, takes office on March 11 to succeed conservative billionaire President Sebastian Pinera for a term running until 2018. This is an “historic” moment for Chile, Bachelet said, because “it has decided that this is the time to carry out far-reaching reforms” such as free post-secondary education, raising taxes and adopting a new, more modern constitution. - AFP

22 dead in bus crash Twenty-two people were killed when a commuter bus plunged from an elevated highway onto a van in Philippine capital Manila, police have said, warning that the death toll could rise. Twenty of those who died in the accident in the sprawling city were on board the bus, with the other two fatalities from the van, traffic investigator Jose Abuyog said. “It (the death toll) could go even higher,” as some of the injured are in serious condition, he told AFP, adding that the cause of the accident was still being determined. In 2011, three people were killed and four injured when a bus fell from the same elevated highway. - AFP


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Kiwi bloke an ambassador runner-up New Zealand Young Farmers vice chairman Cam Lewis is runner-up trans-Tasman Rural Ambassador. Mr Lewis, a dairy farmer from Levin, keeps the Kiwi success in this competition going strong. Last year’s winner was Tim Van de Molen, who went on to take the ANZ Young Farmer Contest Champion title. He won the Royal Agricultural Society’s Rural Young Achiever Award at the in Christchurch earlier this year and was the only kiwi representative in this year’s Rural Ambassador competition. The other six competitors were the top Australian state finalists. Contestants were judged on their ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of the industry, their accomplishments, and what they have offered their communities. “The interview was the hardest part,” Mr Lewis said. “There were plenty of questions on international trade and Australasian rural economies.” Each contestant also presented a speech on the topic “all you need is love”. Mr Lewis spoke about the road to farm ownership. “In the past all you needed was a passion for the industry to get into ownership. Nowadays, it’s not so. “People need to grow themselves and invest in their staff in order to get there,” he explained. The Rural Ambassador competition not only rewards the achievements of young people in the primary industry but it showcases the promising future leaders in agriculture. The top honour and a $5000 travel grant were awarded to Prue Capp, an equine dentist from New South Wales, and in third place was Samantha Neumann from South Australia.

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Gearing up for grand final The 2015 Young Farmer Contest grand final events will be held in Taupo. The event alternates between the North Island and the South Island each year. This year it was held in Auckland and the upcoming 2014 Grand Final will be in Christchurch, July 3-5. “After three grand finals based in larger metropolitan areas, I think the 2015 grand final hosted in an increasingly agricultural area will go down as one of the most exciting and well-run events in the history of New Zealand Young Farmers,” New Zealand Young Farmers CEO Terry Copeland said. This promises to be a successful event with great support from the Taupo District Council and the promising leadership from the 2015 grand final co-conveners, Alastair Neville, and Hamish Lee, who both belong to Reporora Young Farmers Club, which also won this year’s Best Young Farmers Club title. “Both Hamish and I are really proud to have the opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s rural talent. We are keen to bring the contest back to the grassroots and add to the success stories from the central plateau,” Mr Neville said. “It was great to see the

passion and commitment from the Reporoa Club bidding team. This determination and vision is equally shared by the events team at the Taupo District Council which really tipped the balance in awarding the contest to Taupo,” Mr Copeland said. Taupo District mayor David Trewavas said it was an absolute honour for the district to be selected to host one of New Zealand’s most prestigious farming

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LAMB

The release of the Beef + Lamb NZ lamb crop figures show that the number of lambs tailed in the spring of 2013 was down 4.7% on last year, at 25.52 million head, which equates to a drop of 1.3 million head. That makes it the second smallest lamb crop in 60 years, with only the 2010/2011 season being lower. North Island numbers fell by 7.4% to 11.79 million head as a result of drought, while South Island numbers declined by 2.3%. The ewe lambing percentages this spring were lower than last season’s record of 124.6%, at 120.8%. The 2013/14 export lamb slaughter estimate has been revised to19.5 million head. Although that’s down 6.8% on last season, it’s about 1 million head higher than earlier estimates for this season.

events. “Our selection acknowledges the Taupo District is becoming a significant player in the rural agricultural sector,” he said. “The 2015 event will most certainly be one to remember.” The contestants vie for their share of the impressive prize pool worth over $300,000. Grand final contestants will be put through a diverse range of practical, theoretical and technical farming challenges. Each level of the competition combines practical hands-on agriculture skills and general knowledge. The level of complexity and difficulty increases as the contestants progress from districts to regionals and finally at the grand final. “Taupo can certainly put on a show, and New Zealand Young Farmers have the best rural challenge skills-based competition in the world,” Mr Copeland said. The grand final is a full-on two-day event including all the hands on competition plus technical elements such as an interview and an HR challenge. The contestants must also deliver a convincing speech on a topic specific to them, and the competition culminates in the live-televised show in a quiz format.

BEEF

Price movements in the US domestic market were favourable for NZ exporters over the past week. The domestic 90CL market jumped up late last week, which is likely an indication that supplies are now tightening as the peak autumn cow cull passes in the US. At US199c/lb, the market is at its highest level since September. Also positive for NZ was the easing value of 50CL trimmings, which increases the appeal of lean beef in patty formulations, especially 95CL bull. However, it may be another week until it’s clear what impact the latest domestic market movements will have on demand for imported product because US buyers largely appear content with their current positions and have been in little hurry to increase orders of imported product.

FORESTRY

Export log prices are ending the year on a high, moving up another 2-3% from November. That puts A-grade logs landed in China at US$153-155/JAS, and 12-13% higher than January this year. Record volumes were exported from NZ ports during October, at 1.6 million m³, 700,000m³ of which went through the Port of Tauranga. A-grade logs at the wharf gate averaged $110/tonne this year, a massive 26% increase on last year’s average, breaking the previous record average for a year by 10%. Business confidence is at a 19 month high in China, and log consumption rates are still outpacing deliveries, meaning exporters are bullish about Q1 2014 prospects. Domestic sawn timber use was up 13% for the first three quarters this year as building rates are increasing rapidly in Christchurch and Auckland. Sawn timber consumption in NZ is highly correlated with housing approvals, and that data suggests consumption rates will increase further in 2014. This has brought structural and framing log prices up to their highest point in two years at $108/tonne. The recent announcement that new house building is exempt from the new low equity home loan regulations is positive news for this sector too.

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■ WOOL PRICES

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Market Price Trends Week beginning December 16, 2013

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

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

41.77 62.01 80.44 84.22 61.33 93.08 100.29 107.13 109.90 118.46 111.41 41.77

42.99 63.28 81.85 85.72 61.47 94.73 102.08 109.33 111.87 120.89 113.57 41.77

47.88 68.35 87.49 90.13 62.63 101.31 109.22 114.61 119.77 126.73 122.22 41.77

6.72

6.72

6.72

1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

1 year ago

44.89 37.36 64.88 57.04 83.64 74.74 85.59 72.82 64.44 57.68 96.83 86.50 104.37 93.18 108.86 92.38 114.41 102.08 120.37 102.16 116.36 41.77 102.89 41.77 6.72 6.72

2013/14 Low High 41.77 62.01 80.44 84.22 60.35 93.08 100.29 107.13 109.90 118.46 111.41

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* * * * * * 6.72 *

2012/13 ave

48.89 37.30 69.41 56.79 88.66 74.59 92.79 74.56 63.55 59.57 102.67 86.29 110.70 92.93 117.98 94.72 121.41 101.79 130.45 104.75 124.02 105.47 6.72 * 6.74

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

SI

68.29

69.61

70.49

67.20

54.16

66.10

70.49

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

401 426 397

406 428 397

416 434 408

426 448 412

386 392 371

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

265 304 309

265 304 306

270 304 309

275 319 300

280 302 310

401 * 426 * 397 ** 265 * 304 * 294 *

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

396 395 376

396 397 377

406 401 384

411 407 373

386 401 387

396 * 395 * 372

57.68

B E E F (c/ kg) 416 437 412 * 270 311 313 * 406 401 389

382 395 388 260 292 299 372 388 381

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

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

6.56 6.65 6.26

6.71 6.80 6.41

7.11 7.20 6.81

7.43 7.53 7.13

6.73 6.83 6.43

6.56 * 6.65 * 6.26 *

7.43 7.53 7.13

6.86 6.95 6.56

1380 970 780 705 485 450 450 470 530

1310 1000 810 700 590 590 585 580 510

1340 980 850 725 543 540 535 515 510

1420 1070 850 685 435 388 382 375 505

1285 910 780 670 485 450 450 450 495

1500 1010 850 740 630 625 625 600 530 *

1475 1047 848 714 440 399 386 372 501

391 420

397 419

402 415

449 422

338 408

473 443

417 422

4950 5740 6130 5430 13350

5160 5650 6270 5410 14010

4030 4080 3960 4510 11750

4630 5370 5800 5240 13190

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

* * * *

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

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

5030 5860 6190 5820 13580

5450 6050 6570 5820 * 14550

4258 4446 4502 4926 11572

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

OVERSEAS

MEAT

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

PRICES 430 208 202 6.40

425 207 196 6.40

0.825 0.505 0.600 3.79

0.828 0.515 0.615 3.53

395 197 187 6.40

330 223 211 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

430 * 209 202 * 6.40 *

355 209 194 6.43

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.79 *

0.809 0.511 0.630 2.74

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

PROCESSING

D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

0 0 0.0

0.814 0.843 0.515 0.523 0.612 0.645 3.52 2.77 (Estimates only) 133 46 126 10 20 18 7.2 3.3 11.0

0.776 0.498 0.586 2.76 17 5 0.0 *

508 134 26.7

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

Prices continue to weaken Wool prices at the North Island sale comprising 6200 bales saw most types continue to weaken with a wider price range relativity developing between the better and poorer styles. There was a 66 per cent clearance with some growers unwilling to accept the sharp declines in some categories. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies lifted by 0.67 per cent as the NZ dollar generally strengthened compared to the last sale on December 5. Mr Steel advises that crossbred fleece finer than 34 microns were 1 to 2 per cent cheaper. Longer fine shears received strongest support, lifting by 1 to 2 per cent with shorter types easing 4 to 6 per cent.

Crossbred fleece 35 micron and coarser saw good styles 5 to 8 per cent weaker with significant discounts of 10 to 17 per cent for poorer styles as volumes of this type become readily available. Coarse shears weakened 5 to 9 per cent with shorter types affected the least. Combing oddments were 6 to 9 per cent cheaper with short oddments 4 to 12 per cent easier. Limited competition with most markets inactive currently. Current purchasing is for older contracts requiring shipment prior to the Christmas break. This week’s sale comprises approximately 7200 bales from the North Island and 7500 bales from the South Island.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Netherby

President Adrienne Hodson welcomed 24 members to the November meeting. Secretary Patsy Huggins read the minutes from the October meeting. Members were thanked for taking first prize with the bay and third place for the tray at the AMP show. Also with three special prizes. Also discussed was the 50th anniversary in February. Our speaker Debbie Currey gave a most interesting report on a recent tour of Papua New Guinea. Motto – If you look like your passport you’re not well enough to travel. Roll call – How I was embarressed by a child, with some members as a child having many unusual things they have done or said. Biscuits for 206 Club was well responded to. Raffle was won by Ngaire Gibbs. There were three birthdays during the month. North Church Trophy went to Valmai Mitchell. Moylan Trophy went to Cora Petrie.

Rakaia

President Frances Nelson welcomed a good attendance of members and one visitor to our October meeting Congratulations were extended to Pat Duncan who was recently awarded the Papal Medal from the Pope, for her long-time commitment and dedication to the Rakaia Catholic Parish. President Frances reported on the half yearly meeting. Rakaia WI was delighted to be awarded second place in the AMP Show bay and tray competition; which included special awards for floral arrangement and presentation and very good points overall. The Monica Johnson Trophy was won by Natalie Gardiner and the raffle by Joan Ford. November .... President Frances Nelson welcomed members and two visitors to our meeting held in the Presbyterian Church Hall. Roll call: “Wear a rose and name it” brought forth a varied and interesting response. Our speaker was Mrs McKimmie a Rakaia JP and marriage celebrant, who gave us a very interesting talk on her work with the JP society. The Monica Johnson Trophy was won by Natalie Gardiner and raffle by June Ferrand.

Tinwald

President Joy welcomed members to our November meeting. Aspirations were recited. Our Link letter from Bere-Regis was read by Joy. A souvenir gift was sent to Mary via our correspondent Jan Walker. Roll call: Donations for Cholomondeley Home received an excellent response. Raffles were won by Colleen Cockburn and Joy Keen. Judy showed members how to make a Christmas decoration consisting of a candle and candy canes.

Wakanui

Our October meeting took place at the home of David and Tracey Fisher. We had 14 members present. Motto: Three ages of women. Young, Middle and Wonderful. Roll call: My idea of bliss. A book in a quiet place a popular bliss. Donation: Tin of fruit for St Vincent de Paul was well supported. Tracey talked and demonstrated the Enjo cleaning range. We were all very interested in cleaning with no chemicals.

Westpark

The November meeting was held at St Paul’s Church Lounge. President Mary Simpson welcomed 12 members, several apologies were received. Motto: Across the sea, our hands reach out in friendship. Roll call: Soft toys for St John. A large box was collected. Also an exchange of plants. Newsletter from national was received. Raffle was won by Mona Hayward. Birthday greetings to Margaret Moore. Our guest speaker was Jackie Boult from Alzheimer’s Canterbury.

Fairton

Magic Moments – They certainly were just that, and that’s where we spent our meeting for November; a week early so as to attend the show. Eight members really enjoyed every moment. Minutes were read and confirmed as was the bank balance.


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■ BOARD ELECTIONS

Turning point for meat industry? BY JAMIE GRAY The group formed eight months ago to improve the meat industry’s profitability, celebrated victory yesterday after gaining representation on the boards of two of the sector’s biggest companies, Silver Fern Farms and Alliance Group. Dunedin-based Silver Fern Farms said shareholders had elected Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) candidates Dan Jex-Blake of Gisborne and Richard Young of Gore to the board through a postal vote. The unsuccessful candidate was David Shaw. Last week, MIE-backed Don Morrison, of Gore, was elected to the Alliance board at the annual meeting in Dannevirke. The two co-operatives represent just over half the New Zealand meat industry. The board elections were seen

as being a possible turning point for an industry grappling with overcapacity issues. This season’s lamb kill is expected to be sharply down on last season’s, due mostly to last summer’s drought, but also because of changes in land use. MIE chairman John McCarthy said members of the group were “utterly overjoyed” at getting representation on the boards. “It’s a remarkable achievement really, when you consider that MIE only started eight months ago,” McCarthy told APNZ. “It’s the first step. It’s not the whole war won, but it’s a pretty significant battle that’s been won,” he said. “The farmers in our industry are going broke and they are going broke not because their work ethic is flawed or because they are not working smarter or harder, it’s because the model is

broken beyond the farm gate,” he said. Sheep and beef farmers are facing an uphill battle on many fronts. In sheepmeat, last summer’s drought has severely curtailed the lamb kill and the seemingly inexorable rise of dairying has put pressure on land use. In Alliance’s home patch, Environment Southland expects 50 farms to convert to dairy this coming season. At the procurement level 16 to 20 companies compete for stock, which McCarthy said can make for instability in supply. On the international scene, 26 meat exporters, many of them competing in the same markets, made it difficult to form a “New Zealand Inc” strategy. MIE, which is being advised by former Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden, is an advocate of the cooperative model used by Silver Fern and Alliance.

The two are are sometimes put forward as merger candidates, but industry commentators said the main sticking point is Silver Fern’s relatively high level of debt - Silver Fern’s loans and borrowings came to $387 million in the September year compared to Alliance’s $115m. Silver Fern’s chairman-elect Rob Hewett said the increase in voter turnout reflected the understanding of a need for real reform across the industry. “We are acutely aware of the need to keep up momentum for reform and we saw the increased farmer turnout at this election as a key indicator of farmers’ desire to support the co-operative,” Hewett said in a statement. “So we take great heart in that farmers have voted for such a movement and we look forward to increased farmer support at an operational level,” he said. - APNZ

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+21.55

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+0.42%

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WORLD MARKETS

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5,089.6

–8.8

–0.17%

At close of trading on Dec 16, 2013

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15,755.36

+15.93

+0.1%

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6,439.96

–5.29

–0.08%

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15,152.91 –250.2 –1.62%

At close of trading on Dec 16, 2013

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1,232.0

London – $US/ounce

+6.75

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19.55

–0.25

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7,218.5

+0.55%

London – $US/ounce

–1.26%

London – $US/tonne

–11.5

–0.16%

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■ ASHBURTON EARLY SETTLER

Scarf a link to the person By Kathleen Stringer

T

angible - It’s a word I use often in these articles. It comes from the Latin tangere (to touch) and means something that can be touched or something palpable or concrete. I often use it to refer to an object or other item which relates to an event or person or even an idea from the past. Within one’s family you might refer to the same item as an heirloom – something that is passed down which belonged to or reminds us of someone in our past. The item is often full of meaning that transcends the actual object. The museum is full of heirlooms of our district. As part of our preparation for our new museum we are searching our extensive collection to see what heirlooms, or concrete links to our past, we have that can be placed on display. It’s not an easy task as we have so many amazing and interesting stories to tell. Also, there is the problem of objects that don’t really have a good story – the quirky or pretty – but which we would like to share with visitors, and the stories that we must tell but that have no objects for (such as the weather patterns unique to our area). However, sometimes we come across an object with a good story and it is these which we hope our museum will be full of. This scarf and story is one of my personal favourites and a “must have” as far as I am concerned. This wool scarf pictured may not look much but it once was worn by Amy Ede, an early settler in our district. It is a little worn and well mended. It is a good example of the textile of its period, but

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Above – Amy Ede’s scarf is in the Ashburton Museum’s collection. Left – Amy Ede, wearing her scarf, with her husband Ben.

hardly anything worth writing home about. Luckily, the donor added the all important piece of metadata that makes an interesting scarf really quite exceptional. Many readers will recognise the surname, but maybe not have heard of Amy before. She was the wife of Benjamin Ede. Benjamin has left quite a lot behind – his is mentioned a number of times in the local newspapers and his story told in books. He was born in Surrey and married in England. Amy and he went to Australia for a few years before coming to Canterbury in 1862 and three years later the couple, plus five

children, arrived in Ashburton. Amy, as common for the time, has left little behind – except for her many descendants born of the 11 children she finally had. Her brief obituary refers to her as Mrs Ede and most of it relates to what her husband did; we don’t really learn anything about her at all. She is almost invisible as far as history is concerned but here we have a tangible link to this shadowy woman who did her part to form and populate our district. This object, therefore, is very important – we have few items that are everyday; the clothing we have tends to be uniforms

and special occasion garments (such as wedding dresses), so a scarf that have been worn all the time seems more personal than something worn only once. It is also fitting that someone who doesn’t feature in many official records has left something behind – like a footprint – we know she existed because here is her scarf. It is doubly appropriate that we have something that belonged to Amy as we have nothing of Benjamin’s – it is almost compensation for all the publicity she missed out on when she was alive. What makes this scarf even better is that we have a photograph of Amy wearing it. All these factors make for a real treasure. I have been told there are a lot of Edes about. I’m not surprised. When Amy died in 1912 she had 90 grandchildren and

32 great grandchildren. That the family was a large one is illustrated by the fact that 16 of the grandsons enlisted in World War One – surely some sort of record. Some may be very envious that we have something that to them must be a treasured heirloom, irreplaceable and full of emotional connection. I can assure them that although we may not share the same connection to Amy and her well-worn scarf we do appreciate it as a treasure and a tangible link to someone who played their part in our district’s story. It is our hope that we can fill our museum with other such wonderful stories and heirlooms and enable stories like Amy’s to be shared with locals and visitors alike. Such a museum will become a real treasure house for the district and we can’t wait for you to see it.

■ PIERROT POWDER PUFF

An interesting art deco piece

W

hen we first came across this object we were somewhat mystified as to its back-

ground. It was obviously an art deco piece from the 1930s, with a clown sitting in what appeared to be a boat or bowl. After a little fiddling with a lever on the side we discovered the clown was actually the handle of a powder puff, with the bowl containing the powder. What was not so obvious, at least initially, was that there was something missing. After some research we found out the bowl is actually part of a man-

dolin – the arm that the strings lay on is missing. Research showed that the clown is Pierrot, a French pantomime character, who is often depicted with a musical instrument, such as a mandolin. This vanity is made from celluloid, with a pearlised finish. The leaver on the side opens a set of shutters surrounding Pierrot, which allows the powder puff to be withdrawn and used. When they are closed they effectively prevent powder escaping. A small oval mirror completes this interesting object


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February 2013 Left: Mayfield rower Emma Dyke won a silver medal in the womens’ pair at the Youth Olympics festival in Sydney. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 290113-tM-431

Right: Ashleigh Leonard (front) and her father Peter claimed their second consecutive mixed doubles Gala Cup title. Photo JosePh Johnson 060213-JJ-006

Below: Mount Hutt College pupils watch on as Kenji Boekholt clears 1.75 metres, practising before the competitive high jump event at the college’s preliminary athletics day. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 260213-tM-018

Right: Tofa Touli unleashes a record breaking effort in the shot put at the Ashburton College Athletic finals day, one of four records falling in the field and one equalled on the track. Photo JosePh Johnson 280213-JJ-006

Below right: Ethan Gilmour, 9, despairs at conceding a goal during the Mid Canterbury 10th grade boys’ football trial. Photo JosePh Johnson 130213-JJ-025

Below right: Kim Marshall leads the way in the Women on Wheels 76km race on her way to a win. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 160213-tM-087

Left: Matthew Rae and Matthew Beveridge on their way to a silver medal in the men’s under 16 double at the Canterbury Mazda Secondary Schools Regatta at Lake Hood. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 170213-tM-139

Below left: Mid Canterbury players appeal for a wicket against Otago Country in their Hawke Cup match at the Ashburton Domain. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 020213-tM-199

Bottom left: Connor McKinnon took out the overall year 12 and 13 boys’ section at Mount Hutt College’s 2013 Swimming Sports yesterday, claiming the highly regarded Lachlan Cup along the way. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 190213-tM-051

Below right: Melissa Ramsay pitches during a match in the Mid Canterbury Revival Softball League at Argyle Park. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 090213-tM-218

Below: Methven’s Braden Currie won the Coast to Coast for the first time, holding off defending champion Richard Ussher. Photo suPPlied

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Results

■ Bowls

Ashburton Bowling Club Toyota Friday Triples December 13 1st Colin Dennis, John Smart and Brian Williams; 3 wins, 19 ends, 57 points; 2nd  Alex Crawford, Bob Holdom and Sandra Holdom; 3 wins, 16 ends, 32 points; 3rd  Jim Martin, Dave Callaghan and Noel Bilby; 3 wins, 16 ends, 30 points; 4th  Gavin Eder, Winstone Lee  and John Bell; 3 wins, 15 ends, 31 points; 5th  Alastair MacKenzie,  Noeline MacKenzie and Ollie Collins; 3 wins, 13 ends, 30 points; 6th Novelty Russell Anstiss, Mitch Goodall and Hubert Johnston.

■ Cricket Methven 4th Grade Cricket December 14 Game 1 Methven 267/ 1: Archie Redfern 102 Not Out Josh Ree 41 Not Out Will Smith 36 Not Out Robert McDonald 31 Not Out   Lauriston128/ 5: Will Smith  2 - 5 Edmund Fordyce 2 - 16  Game 2 Final Methven 178/ 6 Archie Redfern 110 Not Out  Allenton 100 All Out. Archie Redfern 3 - 0 Edmund Fordyce 2 - 19

Mid Canterbury v North Otago North Otago first innings J Shields lbw R Polson ..............................22 G Cameron lbw Polson..............................31 G Mahuika stpd Winter b Jones ............. 8 B Cant lbw Jones ........................................10 D Drew c Winter b Jones.......................... 7 F Mostert b B Wilton.................................. 6 S Conlan lbw Polson ..................................39 J Smith c J Print b R Wilton.....................25 J Horrell c Polson b Wilton ...................... 5 N Smith not out ..........................................24 C Ware b Polson.......................................... 1 Extras(8b5lb1w1nb) .................................... 15 Total( 68.4) ...................................................193 Fall of wickets: 1/29, 2/46, 3/60, 4/85, 5/95, 6/97, 7/124, 8/134, 9/189, 10/193 Bowling: J McDonald 11 overs, 0 maidens, 57 runs 0 wickets R Polson 14.4,4,39,4; H Jones 15,5,36,3(1w1nb); T Meyrick 15, 4,26,0; R Wilton 13,6,22,3. Mid Canterbury: First innings. ................. R Polson c J Shields b N Smith ............... 1 W Gilbert lbw N Smith .............................. 0 J Print c S Conlan b C Ware..................... 17 B Houston c Conlan b Ware..................... 13 M Winter c Conlan b Ware .......................54 W Southby c Conlan b B Cant ................26 M Tait lbw Mostert ......................................37 T Meyrick lbw Ware.................................... 2 H Jones b Mostert....................................... 12 R Wilton b Ware .......................................... 0 J McDonald not out.................................... 0 Extras(7b 3lb) ............................................. 10 Total(70.3 overs) .........................................172 Fall of wickets: 1/1 2/6 3/11 4/31 5/112 6/113 7/120 8/154 9/172 10/172 Bowling: C Ware 25.3 maidens 6 maidens 69 runs 4 wickets; N Smith 7,2,19,2; J Smith 1,0,2,0;F Mostert 18,5,46,3; J Horrell 9,2,232,0; B Cant 3,3,0,0. North Otago Second innings. J Shields lbw Polson ..................................20 G Cameron c Tait b Meyrick .....................41 G Mahuika lbw Polson ............................... 5 B Cant lbw Wilton.......................................35 F Mostert g Polson b Jones .....................70 D Drew run out ............................................ 4

S Conlan stpd Winter b Wilton ............... 18 J Smith lbw Meyrick ...................................25 J Horrell not out ......................................... 13 Extras(2b 2w 6nb) ...................................... 10 Total( eight wickets declared) ................241 Fall of wickets: 1/30 2/46 3/111 4/117 5/130 6/162 7/225 8/241 Bowling for Mid Canterbury McDonald 4 overs,0 maidens,27 runs,0 wickets (1nb); Polson 10,2,23,2; Jones 15,3,48,1(1nb); Tait 5,1,24,0(w); Wilton 12,1, 60,2; Meyrick 12, 2, 35,2; Southby 2,0,22,0. Mid Canterbury Second Innings Polson lbw Ware .........................................39 Winter c J Smith b N Smith ..................... 9 Print c Conlan b Ware ...............................10 Houston not out ..........................................50 Southby lbw Ware ......................................26 Gilbert not out ............................................31 Extras(5lb) .................................................... 5 Total(for four wickets)...............................117 Fall of wicket: 1/24 2/45 3/66 4/117 Bowling: Ware 19 over 2 maidens 85 runs 3 wickets; Horrell 8,1,20,0; Mostert 4,1,17,0; N Smith 6,0,43,1.

■ Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Mixed Pennants December 8 North Zone Methven 8 Ashburton 0; Temuka 6 Pleasant Point 1 2; Timaru Bye South Zone Fairlie 6 St. Andrews 2; Pleasant Point 2 Waimate Played December 15: North Zone Timaru 6 Ashburton 2; Pleasant Point 1 4; Methven 4 Temuka Bye. South Zone St. Andrews 7 Waimate 1; Pleasant Point 2 6 Fairlie 2

Ashburton Golf Club Nelson Building Society Friday night teams December 13 Top Team – New World Swingers 96 – Kaylene S, Jenni Rawson, Judy Shepard, Barbara Carter Ladies: Lovely Ladies 95.5, Periwinkles I 95 Men: Fairlie Flyers 91, One Man Handicap 89, Pakeke Pros 88, Rex’s Lions 88, Wez R Good 87 – by lot Mixed: Ingold Builders 95, Gabites Swingers 93, Roaring Pride 92.5, Mamas & Papas 89 Top Man: Craig Ingold 35; Top Lady: Teressa Eden, Ina Divers 34 Nearest Pins: Templeton Motors – Jason Gutsell; Paul May Motors – Gordon Clinton; Mac & Maggies – Jason Gutsell; BP Ashburton – Steve Stratford. Gabites Lucky Player – Joan Chisnall, BP Lucky Player – Peter Macaulay. Two’s – Wendy Bruce, Harry Chatterton, Adrian Hopwood.

Ashburton Golf Club December 14 There were some excellent scores in the first of the Summer Stableford rounds; best scores were: Rhonda Gallagher 48 pts, MaryLou Watson 47, Gordon Clinton 46, Tony Gimblett 44, Paul Greer and Helen Argyle 43, Tom Kearney 42, Graham Taylor, David Fisher and Ken Clucas 41, Mal Trewavas, Gordon Crawford and Dylan Stoddart 40. Nearest Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Paul Tuakeu, Braided Rivers: Michael Miernicki, Rothburys Insurance: Eleanor Sullivan, Netherby Meats: Vicki Moore, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Adrian Hopwood, Charming Thai Restaurant (Longest Putt #9) Vince Carr. Twos: Graham Taylor, Graham Berhnes, Tony Bennett, Don Houghton and Brian Nuttall. Birdie Jackpot #2; Nett Eagles #4

Ashburton Women’s Golf Club ATS Xmas Teams Tournament December 12 (Ashburton players unless

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stated otherwise) Winners were:- 1st: Tinwald Xmas Tarts – 151; 2nd: Go Girls (Gleniti) – 149; 3rd: The Xmas Angels – 142 on  c/b; 4th:  Santas Helpers – 142; 5th:  Bonnie Lassies (Tinwald) – 139; 6th:  Mix’n’Match (Gleniti, Fairlie, St Andrews) – 138; 7th: Xmas Bonbons (Tinwald) -136; 8th: Braw Lassies (Tinwald) - 135 Nearest the Pins: Grade 1; 0 –22 No 12 Not Struck; Grade 2 23-29 No 14  Joan Undy (Tinwald); Grade 3 30+ No 8 Maddy Smith (Tinwald) Longest Drive: Grade 1; 0 – 22 No 13 Shirley Elliott; Grade 2; 23-29 No 1 Pauline Mack (St Andrews); Grade 3; 30+ No 18 Ann Simpson (Gleniti).   Twos:  Dianna Wellman, Shirley Durry, Joan Undy (Tinwald), Sue Esler (Gleniti), Dee Simmons, Madeleine Stoddart.

Tinwald Golf Club December 14 Lynne Trophy - Par Men: 0-18. Ray Wards 8 up, John Smitheram 7 up, Richard Hewson 6 up, Simon Ross 5 up, Chris Hart 5 up, Kevin Bishop 4 up b/l. 19 plus: Graham Hortin 6 up, Brian Rouse 5 up, Dave Rush 5 up, Alan Lilley 5 up, b/l. Women: Sue Newman 9 up, Leen Bell 6 up. Nearest pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Bryan McFarlane. Gluyas Ford # 6; Malcolm Fechney. Bedrock bar and Stonegrill # 12; Cameron Miller. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Leen Bell. Two’s: John Smitheram. Net Eagle: #10 Selwyn Munro Winner of the Lynne Trophy with 9 up was Sue Newman

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight Results December 12 Stableford Men 0-6: Brock Peddie 25,Phil Hooper 22, Jeff Hewitt 21, Wayne Smith 21. 7-10: Ray Kirdy 24, Richie Watson 23, Richard Hewson 23, Kevin Bishop 23, Pete Ranson 22, Snow Pierce 22 b/l. 11 plus: Stan Stringer 21, Allen Moore 20, Roger Bruce 20, John Vucetich 20. Women 0-16: Carol Shanks 22, Belinda Kirdy 21, Elizabeth Collins 21. 17 plus: Pat McLauchlan 24, Shirley Young 20. Nearest the pin. # 6 Snow Pierce. # 16 Graham McCormick. Classic Hits longest drive: Deb Ellery.

■ Softball Hampstead Softball Club Nosh Café Slow-Pitch December 13 Nosh Café Marines & Angels 18 – 10 As Good As It Gets; S & Giggles 20 – 13 Hawks; TGIF Sluggers 17 – 8 Beasties

■ Tennis Canterbury Tennis Boys Challenger 2 December 13 Mid Canterbury beat Burnside 6 matches to 0 Doubles: Flynn Ness & Aidan Mitchell beat Jordan Winchester & Ben Matthews 6-3, 6-1; Edwin Dargue & Connor Brosnahan beat Chris Burt & Grayson Cullen 6-2, 6-2. Singles: Flynn Ness beat Jordan Winchester 7-6, (7-5), 6-1; Edwin Dargue beat Ben Matthews 6-1, 6-0; Aidan Mitchell beat Chris Burt 6-1, 6-2; Connor Brosnahan beat Grayson Cullen 6-3, 6-2. Mid Canterbury Titans beat Shirley 6 matches to 0 Doubles: Sam Bubb & Jarrod Hill beat Jordan Edwards & Matthew Jardiolin 6-3, 7-5; Tyler Leonard & Harry Dargue beat Keeley Legge & Nathan Ditfort 7-6, 6-3. Singles: Sam Bubb beat Jordan Edwards 6-0, 6-1; Jarrod Hill beat Nathan Ditfort 6-2, 7-6; Tyler Leonard beat Keeley Legge 6-0,

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6-1; Harry Dargue beat Matthew Jardiolin 6-4, 6-3. Girls Challenger 2 Mid Canterbury beat Shirley 7 sets to 5 Doubles: Larissa Allan & Tessa McCann beat Roseanna Brian & Lauren Bonner 6-1, 6-0; Maisie Looij & Tori Kelland lost to Nicole Fitchett & Isabella Vanhanen 0-6, 1-6. Singles: Larissa Allan beat Roseanna Brian 6-2, 6-2; Tessa McCann beat Lauren Bonner 6-0, 6-3; Maisie Looij lost to Nicole Fitchett 7-5, 2-6, 0-1 (4-10); Tori Kelland lost to Isabella Vanhanen 1-6, 0-6.

Big win for U15s Josh Buchanan hit a four on the last ball of the game for Mid Canterbury to beat Metro in the first game of the under 15 rep cricket tournament in Christchurch yesterday. Metro made 185 with Oscar Redfern the chief destroyer for Mid with four wickets. Mid’s run chase was slow and steady, based on a 52-run opening partnership between Tom Ravenscroft and Zach Naldrett. Needing 54 runs from 54 balls, coach Dan Wheeler was a nervous man but his batsmen pulled it off, right down to the 11th man. Buchanan needed two off the last ball but sent it to the boundary over point for four.

ASB Premier Interclub (Canterbury) Premier Women December 14 Hagley beat Shirley 6 matches to 0 Doubles: Michaela Rullova & Adele Orangi beat Zoe Berryman & Chezle Phillips 6-2, 6-2; Michelle Kelsen & Ashleigh Leonard beat Cassandra Riordan & Rebekah McConnell 7-6, 6-3. Singles: Michaela Rullova beat Zoe Berryman 6-1, 6-1; Michelle Kelson beat Chezle Phillips 7-5, 6-2; Adele Orangi Beat Cassandra Riordan 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Ashleigh Leonard beat Rebekah McConnell 6-2, 6-2.

Aussies on the verge England were 5-251 at stumps on the fourth day of the third Test against Australia at WACA Ground yesterday, poised to reclaim the Ashes. Scores: Australia 385 (S Smith 111, D Warner 60; S Broad 3-100) and 6(dec)-369 (D Warner 112, S Watson 103); England 251 (A Cook 72, M Carberry 43; R Harris 3-48, P Siddle 3-36) and 5-251 (B Stokes 72no, I Bell 60). - AAP

Draws

■ Bowls

MSA Bowling Club Skips entered for M.S.A. Half Day Triples Friday 20th December 12.30pm whites to be worn. R. Neilson, R. Cockburn, R. Mitchell, R. Thomas, C. Leech, A. Smith, W. Lee, M. Smallridge, A. Waddell, G. Taylor, T. Watson, B. Williams, J. Ryk, A. Mackenzie, B. Harrison, B. Brassell

Liverpool crush Spurs Liverpool and Manchester United enjoyed breezy victories in the English Premier League yesterday, Liverpool returning to second place by outclassing Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 and United sinking Aston Villa 3-0. United, at risk of losing three successive games since 2001, were dominant at Villa Park. Victory left the champions seven points below the Champions League positions in eighth place, but it was a timely win for manager David Moyes after a desperate run of four games without victory. Swansea City drew 1-1 at Norwich City. - AFP

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club December 21 The second round of the summer Stableford will be held Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a 12noon start Saturday Starters: Morning Gunter Puffe and David Fisher; Afternoon Neil MacDonald and Gaby Jansen Results: Grant Russell and Match Committee.

Tinwald Golf Club Summer Trophies and Championships Draw for the 2nd round of the Summer trophies and championships to be played on Saturday will be at the clubhouse for 8am and 12.30pm. Players are asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. Starters:am B Collins. pm B Collins. Cards. Committee

Murali back for Bash At the age of 41, Test cricket’s greatest Test wicket-taker says he’s still learning the shortest form of the game. Muttiah Muralitharan has returned to Australia to don the red of the Melbourne Renegades in the Twenty20 Big Bash League - which starts on Friday night - and is keen to rectify their fade-out from last season. The Renegades finished top of the table at the start of this year but exited at the semi-final stage with a loss to fourth-placed Brisbane Heat. - AAP

■ Softball Mid Canterbury Softball December 21 Seniors 1:00 D1 Bedrock Panthers v ADSC Rebels (Rustys to umpire); D4 Fairfield Marines V Nosh Hampstead Hawks (Renegades to umpire) Seniors 3:00 D1 ADSC Rustys v ADSC Renegades (Fairfield to umpire); D4 Nosh Hampstead Hawks v ADSC Rebels (Panthers to umpire)

Today at Forbury Park Raceway

Otago Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Forbury Park 3 12.42pm BRAMWELL SCAFFOLDING C0, 545m 6 33373 Opawa Bart 32.87 .............................B Eade 1 76664 Opawa Lucky nwtd L & ...................... Wales Raceway Meeting Date: 17 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting num- 1 26354 Opawa Lauren nwtd L &..................... Wales 7 52647 Opawa Jean 33.00 L &....................... Wales 2 52434 Moon And Sea 34.08 .........................J Allen ber: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 2 11 Jinja Ruby nwtd J & ........................D Fahey 46 Louisa’s Girl nwtd J &......................D Fahey 8 25542 Rocky Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 3 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 3 72461 Radical Rufus nwtd .......................... B Dann 9 35687 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ......................D Stapleton 4 33226 Mr. Barry nwtd .................................J Goode 9; 10, 11 and 12 5 1123 Robbie 32.98.................................R Adcock 10 35165 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L & ................... Wales 4 33473 Shez Keen nwtd ................................S Keen 6 5F461 Doleuze nwtd ....................................J Dunn 1 12.03pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ 5 4266 Archie’s Indy nwtd M &......................Jopson 6 1.37pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP SPRINT C2, 310m 1 Winne Willow nwtd M &.........................J Hill 6 F6327 Flip Flippa nwtd L & ........................... Wales 1 86641 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney 7 C0, 310m 1 8x863 Summer Love nwtd ..........................A Joyce 7 42734 Trumped Up nwtd M & ......................Jopson 2 24782 Sea Spray Tich 18.70 C & .................. Fagan 8 53162 Tepirita Snoop nwtd B &................... T Shaw 2 8864 Waldo Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 8 72643 Tepirita Enforce nwtd B & ................. T Shaw 3 37172 Gone Awol nwtd ........................J McInerney 9 88358 Scotsome Power nwtd M & ...............Jopson 3 55721 Harper’s Bizarre nwtd ...................... B Dann 9 648 Opawa Dark nwtd L & ........................ Wales 4 36111 Gorilla On Drums 18.86 ...................A Joyce 10 44454 Opawa Tania nwtd L & ....................... Wales Goldstar Bomber nwtd S & ............. B Evans 5 57845 Botany Pete 18.67.....................J McInerney 9 2.32pm BAGLEY DRIVER LICENSING STAKES 4 84475 Homebush Saxon nwtd .............J McInerney 10 5 x6223 Jasper Haka nwtd .....................J McInerney 4 12.59pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS C1, 545m 6 77735 Que Tee Chicks 18.89 M & ...............Jopson C4, 545m 6 63434 Red Hot Fury nwtd M &.....................Jopson 1 12868 Miss Isabella nwtd B & ..................... T Shaw 7 58351 Word For Word nwtd ..................D Stapleton 1 33263 Cawbourne Witch nwtd ................C Roberts 7 58x28 Oche nwtd ..................................D Stapleton 2 23215 What I Like nwtd .......................J McInerney 8 54413 Sprinkles nwtd...........................J McInerney 2 71755 Botany Seaton 32.68 ................J McInerney 8 21 Angelic Star nwtd ..............................J Dunn 3 11532 Harlem Haka 33.36 ...................J McInerney 9 35F27 Opawa Albie nwtd ........................C Roberts 3 66452 Rodriguez nwtd ...................................A Lee 9 45 Gladys Emmanuel nwtd M &.................J Hill 4 26557 Rob’s Mate 32.55 M &...........................J Hill 10 55148 Quedrago 18.63 C & .......................... Fagan 4 61566 Botany Kevin 32.59 ...................J McInerney 10 64 Hampden Hewey nwtd .................... R Breen 5 87788 Shadow Wolf 33.17 ........................J Guthrie 7 1.54pm PRYDE ENGINEERING SPRINT C3, 310m 5 38678 Opawa Webby 33.55 L & ................... Wales 2 12.23pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS C1, 310m 6 73436 Chill Out Ralph 32.31 L & .................. Wales 1 57833 Benny’s Angel nwtd...................J McInerney 6 67735 Homebush Iris 32.33 .................J McInerney 7 17121 Cawbourne War nwtd ...................C Roberts 1 77461 Ellie Waves nwtd C & ......................... Fagan 2 87354 Opawa Rufus 18.68 S &.................. B Evans 7 61376 Criniti’s 32.49 ....................................J Dunn 2 44676 New Ingilltab 18.94 P & ................. B Conner 8 31113 Opawa Colin nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 3 23163 Stock Taker nwtd ............................. R Breen 8 75251 Validation nwtd .............................C Roberts 3 588x1 Que Tee Pix nwtd M &.......................Jopson 9 66433 Opawa Stella nwtd L & ....................... Wales 4 41224 Keramus 18.51 .............................. G Cleeve 9 22677 Speedy Kazza nwtd ..................J McInerney 4 68883 Upsala Jewel nwtd S & ................... B Evans 10 86474 Calm Spirit 33.00 ...............................J Allen 5 25562 Homebush Hayley 18.67 ............D Stapleton 10 37875 Tepirita Rita nwtd B &....................... T Shaw 5 1 Blue Hobo nwtd.................................J Dunn 5 1.18pm GREEN ISLAND BARBER C2, 545m 6 52582 Mr. Big Stuff 18.63 M & .....................Jopson 10 2.49pm MERRY CHRISTMAS STAKES C5, 545m 6 44756 Wunzee nwtd ............................J McInerney 1 15444 Know Taste nwtd ........................... G Cleeve 7 66x16 Jed Norton 19.01 .......................... G Cleeve 1 24523 Know Class 32.01 ......................... G Cleeve 7 52421 Churchill Chaser nwtd ...................... B Dann 2 71482 Mr. Jimmy 32.97 ............................R Adcock 8 16654 Black Trigger 19.04 P &................. B Conner 2 64132 Wild Grove 33.09 .........................C Roberts 8 25411 McJopson nwtd S & ........................ B Evans 3 83818 Lochinvar Camaro nwtd ...............C Roberts 9 77787 Maximum Jewel nwtd S & ............... B Evans 3 4328F Opawa Casper 32.84 L & ................... Wales 9 73224 Son of Grace nwtd .....................D Stapleton 4 57541 Noggin 32.74......................................J Allen 10 78537 Cosmic Galaxy nwtd .....................R Adcock 4 24167 Charlie’s Choice nwtd ...................R Adcock 10 83422 Fanta’s Fever 18.67 C &..................... Fagan 5 21111 False Notion 33.08 J & ....................D Fahey 8 2.13pm PHIL HAMMOND FEATURE C1, 545m 5 34275 Cawbourne Philip 33.02 ............J McInerney

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18881 Opawa Style 32.98 L & ...................... Wales 41246 Stolen Money 32.64 ...................... G Cleeve 21144 Know Attempt 32.80...................... G Cleeve 11135 Thrilling Marty nwtd P & ................ B Conner 28256 Opawa Rapid 33.08 L & ..................... Wales 11 3.06pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS C4, 310m 1 22535 Hetfield nwtd ................................C Roberts 2 73124 Ketut nwtd ....................................C Roberts 3 77138 Emily Patrick 18.75 ....................D Stapleton 4 32213 Know Charity nwtd ........................ G Cleeve 5 45F38 Hustler Ambition nwtd ..................M Roberts 6 63864 Fireman’s Escort nwtd ..................... B Dann 7 2184x Pukeko Flyer 18.94 ........................B Healey 8 77662 Botany Prancer nwtd .................J McInerney 9 78864 Iona Haka 18.48........................J McInerney 10 81215 Some Say 18.61.........................D Stapleton 12 3.24pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY C5, 310m 1 83547 Sosan 18.45 .................................C Roberts 2 68F17 Know Jealousy 18.33 .................... G Cleeve 3 11114 Ronrose Hill 18.46 M & .........................J Hill 4 42313 Rosca 18.15 ..............................J McInerney 5 88781 Dynamic Black 18.54 ....................R Adcock 6 51441 Cawbourne Queen 18.22 .............C Roberts 7 78841 Two Ways 18.48 B & ........................ T Shaw 8 17613 Wise Wonder 18.40 C &..................... Fagan 9 11564 Finn McMissile 18.33 ......................L Philips 10 38168 Isabelle Domain 18.62 ..............J McInerney


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Mid Canterbury’s top order fails in Hawke Cup North Otago handed Mid Canterbury their second loss in the Hawke Cup at Milner Park in Oamaru over the weekend. Mid Canterbury were supposed to host the game but a scheduling clash with Christmas in the park gifted home advantage to North Otago and they

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came away with a first innings win, a week after Mid Canterbury lost on the first innings to Otago Country. Mid Canterbury asked North Otago to bat first, and they made 193. Robbie Polson was the best of the Mid Canterbury bowlers taking 4/39 while Harry Jones

and Rich Wilton claimed three wickets each. Mid Canterbury’s first innings got off to a shocking start with Polson and Nick Gilbert both out with only six runs on the board. Captain Matt Winter came in to right the ship, as he did the week before, and made

54. Matt Tait and Harry Jones saw the side through to 146 for seven at stumps, 47 runs behind. Rain delayed the start of the second day but Mid Canterbury was soon dismissed for 172. North Otago tried to make an outright result out of reach for Mid Canterbury before they de-

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Battle for No. 10 Benji Marshall is in line to make a high-profile return to Sydney for the Blues’ pre-season game against the Waratahs in February, and Chris Noakes, one of his teammates contesting the No10 jersey, hopes the league convert is a hit at fullback. Noakes is one of three with serious claims to the Blues’ No10 jersey, with another, 19-yearold Simon Hickey, also ready to mount a challenge. Apart from Marshall, there is Baden Kerr, who played well for Counties-Manukau during their Ranfurly Shield exploits this season. - APNZ

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on such a great site. Located amongst vate lane and so handy to local townhouses (Subject to local planning

clared at 241 for eight, an overall lead of 262 and time running out. Mid Canterbury took up the challenge with 45 minutes of play remaining but were 117/4 chasing the 263 needed for victory. Houston was anchoring the innings on 30 not out at close of play. - ODT

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Tranquil living at Carters Estate has many added benefits. 2000m2 sections with post/rail fences,key pad access to your property. Tennis court and pavilion, two hole chip and putt, manicured grounds. Plenty of space and privacy. Close to Shopping centre, Medical centre, Primary school, and stroll to College. $450,000 View by appointment, 28a Carters Road rwashburton.co.nz / AHB20185

Lower priced sites are few and far between. Flat building platform. Rear site provides good privacy.

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REAL ESTATE

HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD 217 West Street

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ASHBURTON

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$270,000 WEB ID AU34484 OFFERS OVER $298,000 WEB ID AU34475 OFFERS OVER $272,000 WEB ID AU34480 $350,000 WEB ID AU34486 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD WESTSIDE 43 Davis Crescent 18 Smitheram Street 13 Grove Street 5a Churchill Avenue Tidy three bedroom home very close to Nicely presented first home or westside This sunny tidy 3 bedroom home would Backing up the street appeal is a 3 3 3 3 child care centre and primary school. investment option. 3 double bedrooms, make an excellent first home. Situated in home/townhouse with spacious living Larger size kitchen with table room, cosy lounge with log burner and separate North Tinwald this home has been well areas, three bedrooms, roomy garaging separate lounge with heat pump. Three kitchen/dining. Loads of improvements loved and very nicely presented with fresh and all on an easy care section, close to 1 1 1 1 double bedrooms with wardrobes. Large done but still room to put your own stamp floor coverings throughout and neutral Allenton shops. Recommended viewing. double garage on easy care section. on this. Gorgeous garden setting, well toned wall papers. Long tandem garage, View By Appointment fenced. vege garden. 2 2 1 1 VIEW Wednesday 18 Dec 12.00 - 1.00pm VIEW Wednesday 18 Dec 5.00 - 6.00pm

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SITUATIONS WANTED

Bunched Carrots $2.49 ea Gold Kiwifruit 1kg Cherry Tomatoes Blueberries Rocket Potatoes 3kg

$2.99 bag $2.49 ea $2.99 ea $5.99 bag

ACCOUNTS and office admin work wanted, part time. Experienced and efficient. Phone Karen 027 443 5722 or 307 7125.

RAFFLES Mid-Canterbury Multi Sport Velodrome Xmas Stoking Raffle Results 1st - 1948 - Noeline 5 Xmas Special Prizes 1012 - Heather 1556 - Lyn Watter 1355 - Doreen 2360 - Alan Cavill 2416 - Gillian The above committee wish to say thank you to all supported The Stocking raffle, to all the prize winners congrats, Thank you and happy festive season.

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TRADES, SERVICES

Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

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Southberry Open 7 days 9am - 6pm Freshly picked Raspberries Ranui Tayberry and P.Y.O. No Eftpos. 56 Tinwald/ Westerfield/ Mayfield Road. Phone 03 308 1338.

FOR SALE COOKIE and fondant cutters. Lots of Christmas shaped cookie cutters available at Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade. Get into the festive spirit with cakes decorated with or cookies shaped as Christmas trees, bells, angels, holly and more!

Birthday Greetings

DO YOU NEED help with your Christmas shopping? Great gift ideas from The China Shop. Hurricane lamps priced from $56. Woodwick candles from $23.50. Denby serving set $69. Bronzed figurines from $95. Swarovski stretch bracelets from $20. All beautifully gift wrapped.

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Alycia Millichamp Happy 4th Birthday. Lots of love Mum, Dad and April.

EXTRA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING hours for you at The China Shop. Tuesday 17 & Thursday 19 9am-8pm Saturday 14 10am-4pm Saturday 21 10am-4.30pm Sunday 22 10am-3pm. You will find us in the Arcade on Burnett Street. FIREWOOD SPECIAL. Get ready for winter now! 3 cord (10.8m3) green slabwood $180. Also available offcuts $100/ cord (delivered in town) Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road. Opening hours Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm Sat morn 8am-12noon. Ph 308-3595.

Alycia Millichamp Happy 4th Birthday. Love Grandad Peter, Grandad Don and Ana and all your Aunties and Uncles. 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.

SMITHFIELD Flowers. NEW POTATOES, digging Beautiful bouquets and daily. $2 kg. Christmas orders other goodies for sale, taken. Bennett, 22 Melrose DELICIOUS come and see us at 211 handcrafted Road, phone 308 4015. Smithfield Road. Cash chocolates. Kitchen Kapers in Only Fantastic value. The Arcade have Bennetts Treat yourself or a loved TERRACE GARDENS - handcrafted chocolates from one. Xmas lilies, spray free Mangawhai Village, New raspberries and new Zealand. They come in potatoes. Also 4 punnets of beautiful packaged boxes and flower plants for $11.00. 80 make a nice wee gift for Guardian Classifieds Carters Tce. someone special. 307 7900

Daily Events Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Stretching exercise for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Street, Tinwald. 10.00am ASHBURTON NEWCOMERS SOCIAL

Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community Pool, Walnut Avenue.

GROUP. Coffee morning, all welcome. NOSH Cafe, Ashford Village, West Street. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf croquet singles, the domain, Philip Street, Ashburton. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am - 4.00pm ALTRUSA CHRISTMAS TREE OF REMEMBRANCE. Selling stars - $2 each. Proceeds will go to Palliative Care. Ashburton Arcade, Burnett 10.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian Doubles. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

www.propertybrokers.co.nz 10.00am - 3.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

Street through to Tancred Street. 10.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meeting outside church for walk and then to Stone Grill Allenton for meal, note later start. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Maintenance class and exercises. M.S.A, Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, Enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 10.00am - 4.00pm ALTRUSA CHRISTMAS TREE OF REMEMBRANCE. Selling stars - $2 each. Proceeds to Palliative Care. Ashburton Arcade, Burnett Street through to Tancred Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. 254 Cameron Street, please phone 308-4115 or 307-2253 re access to the building. 10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM.

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12.00noon ASHBURTON MEN’S PROBUS CLUB. Christmas lunch with guest speaker. Ashburton Hotel. Racecourse Road.

Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

12noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community house, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street.

ASHBURTON SENIOR CITIZENS. Christmas social $3 for special afternoon tea. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 12.50pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 3.30pm - 7.00pm

1.30pm R.S.A. CARDS “500” R.S.A. Cox Street.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street. TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. 7.00pm NEWCOMERS NETWORK. Newcomers Christmas celebration party, Hockey Pavilion, Walnut Avenue. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton.


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www.guardianonline.co.nz CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Little Charles married, creating a great gulf (5) 4. Makes oneself busy with antiquated dress features (7) 8. Substance providing a repast around start of teatime (5) 9. Toffee and cream Los Angeles produces (7) 10. How might it lug heads off? (3) 11. Twice as much cream in the milk will score forty (6-3) 12. Being stingy, managed to reverse around the East (4) 13. Deck members that can’t be got back (4) 18. Excite but don’t satisfy last in tea-blending (9) 20. There’s something that slips back to side away from wind (3) 21. Bill is apparently singing well (7) 22. Ex-schoolfellow disturbed, yes, but follows orders (5) 23. Lady’s counterpart gets arm in something wearable (7) 24. Pattern on tyre one will press with one’s feet (5)

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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Start the way you intend to go on, with communication the key to making the coming months and all this will make possible count. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) It’s time to come out of your corner fighting, with the level playing field now stretching out in front of you as far as the eye can see. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) With a lot of water having passed under the bridge you now have a chance to commit to something more authentic. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) In the final and most urgent days of your professional year there is a real call from both today’s Full Moon and other forces in play not to push things. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) It’s the emotional and intuitive responses triggered today that will remind you that it’s all about people and your human connections not money or things. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Today’s lunar vibes will be working to line you up for your new professional year, with a need to trust that they know what you don’t. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) There’ll be a chance to put your professional hat back on tomorrow, but for now keep it off at any chance you get. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) This is a chance to get everything out in the open, at a time when your options are more obvious and you have a smart head for money to work with. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Today’s Full Moon brings you to a point in your birthday month when you’re confronted, making sure you’re not asleep at the wheel. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) This is a day for gaining the kind of traction that can both bring things home and put a whole new ball game into play. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Today’s Full Moon in a fun, playful and romantically charged part of your chart brings a timely reminder that life can’t be all work and no play. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) You have a chance to address any balance issues and to give home and family matters some much needed attention, with a chance to redefine your priorities.

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

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A shallow trough lies just east of the country tomorrow and Thursday, with a south or southwest flow over New Zealand. A ridge should lie across New Zealand on Friday, but a trough moving northeastwards over the South Island on Saturday is followed by southwesterlies.

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Napier

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CLEMENS, Margaret Maureen – On December 13, 2013, at Ashburton, after a courageous battle. Dearly loved wife of Neil, much loved Mum and mother in law of Canterbury owned, Maree and Leonard Glanville, locally operated and Philippa and Justin Bennett. Special Nana to Matt Patersons and Charlene, Ben, and Liam; Funeral Services Anna, and George, and great Nana to Faith. and Ashburton “We will never be far apart, for you will be forever in our Crematorium Ltd hearts”. Office and Chapel Messages to P.O. Box 472, Ashburton, 7100. Donations Corner East & Cox to the Ashburton Cancer Streets, Ashburton Society would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the Church IN MEMORIAM of the Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton TODAY TUESDAY, December 17, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services KEEN, Elizabeth (Liz) – Passed away three years ago FDANZ, Ashburton today (17-12-10). TAIT, John Richard – John passed away peacefully Mum, on December 14. He was Remembering you is easy, deeply loved by his brothers We do it everyday. and his sisters in law; Ross Missing you is a heartache and Barbara; Ian, Susan; that never goes away. Andrew and Helen. He was Loved and missed forever. dearly loved and admired by Cyril, Trevor, Kiriana and his nieces and nephews; families. Karen, James and Hamish; Glen and Jane, Rachel and Simon, Alistair, Murray and FUNERAL Jackie; Peter and Hayley. Sadly missed. Rest FURNISHERS peacefully John. MASTER MONUMENTAL MASON Please note all late death notices or notices sent outE.B. CARTER LTD side ordinary office hours www.flowersandballoons.co.nz For all your memorial must be emailed to: requirements

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am The Chase A quiz show where contestants must stay one step ahead. 0 10am Ellen 3 Talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. 11am Coach Trip PGR 3 0 Noon One News 3 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR David feels sorry for Alicia; Moira is unimpressed; Robbie is in court. 0 1:30 House Guest 3 2pm Come Dine With Me PGR 3 0 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Tyler Perry. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Tricked Magician Ben Hanlin goes undercover using sleight of hand, mental powers, and misdirection to play magical pranks on members of the public and celebrities. 0 8:30 Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast AO 0 9:35 Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Austism PGR 0 10:50 One News Tonight 0 11:20 The Reckoning AO A single mother learns she has been left millions by an anonymous benefactor – but there is a catch. 0 1:20 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:45 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Venice 24/7 7:30 Clodagh McKenna Fresh From The Sea 8am Bondi Vet 8:30 India With Sanjeev Bhaskar 10am Secret Removers 11am Oddities 11:30 Off The Eaten Track With Alastair McLeod. Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:15 Long Way Round PGR 3:30 Home By Novogratz 4pm Heaven’s Garden 4:30 New British Kitchen – Torode And Hardeep’s Tour 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters 7:30 The Apartment Hosted and judged by Jamie Durie. 8:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features Nick delves into the history of homes as their owners begin restoring them to their former glory. 9:30 International Open House 10pm West End Salvage 10:30 The Café AO 11pm Auction Hunters PG 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British

WEDNESDAY

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am The Apartment 3am International Open House 3:30 West End Salvage 4am The Café AO 4:30 Bondi Vet 5am Heaven’s Kitchen At Large 5:30 New British Kitchen – Torode And Hardeep’s Tour

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TV THREE

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 3 0 8:15 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 0 8:40 I’m In The Band 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Operation Hero 3 0 11am The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11:30 Ellen PGR 3 Noon Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 12:25 The Celebrity Apprentice PGR 3 3:05 Bethenny 4pm Life With Boys 3 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Friends 3 0 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 6:30 The War At Home 0 7pm Ten 7 Summer PGR 0 7:30 Betty White’s Off their Rockers PGR 0 8pm Mr T’s World’s Craziest Fools PGR 0 8:30 F The Mentalist AO Just as Patrick narrows down the Red John list to seven suspects, Red John strikes again. 0 9:30 Weight-Loss Ward PGR 0 10:30 Arrow AO 3 0

7pm Campbell Live 7:30 F Australian Federal Police PGR The story of the 2009 arrest of a member of the Bra Boys, who used an airline catering company to smuggle cocaine into Australia. 0 8:35 World’s Scariest… Flights PGR 0 9:35 F Hawaii Five-0 AO 0 10:35 Nightline

11:25 Once Upon A Time PGR 3 0 12:25 Go Girls AO 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:30 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:15 Pretty Little Liars 3 0 4:10 Anderson Live PGR 3 5:05 State Of Georgia 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:15 The Good Wife AO 3 Alicia defends a Taiwanese national accused of raping and murdering a woman aboard a yacht during a cruise. 12:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Tricky Business PGR 3 Kate and Rick are pushed closer together as the Christie family must deal with Emma’s disappearance. 0 1:30 The Block New Zealand 3 0 2:30 The Block New Zealand PGR 3 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Interviews with Ray Romano and Mariel Hemingway; a hometown hero is honoured. 4:30 Big Brother Australia 3 Highlights of life in the house, including the live nominations. 6pm 3 News

FOUR

PRIME

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6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 Planet Sheen 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:55 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:25 Lalaloopsy 3 3:50 Max Steel 3 4:15 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 4:40 Scaredy Squirrel 3 5:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 5:35 Dragons – Riders Of Berk 3 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7:30 Hot Set PGR 8:30 M Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy MS 3 2004 Comedy. A revered but sexist 1970s television host is challenged by the arrival of an ambitious female reporter, and, worse still, he might be falling for her. Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate. 0 10:30 NYC 22 AO

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2pm Beauty And The Beast PGR 3 When a ballerina falls to her death, Vincent senses the understudy has a secret; Vincent helps Cat to decipher a medical paper found in her mother’s belongings. 2:55 Junior Bake-off 3 The four finalists bake from their favourite recipes. 3:30 Danger Beach PGR 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 Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 Current affairs from New Zealand and around the world. 8:30 Mythbusters Top 25 Special PGR The Mythbusters look back at their 25 most celebrated moments. 10:40 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show.

6:30 Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Third Test, Day Four. 8:30 The Cricket Show 9am Ping Pong – World Championships (Highlights) 10am UFC On Fox (Replay) Johnson v Benavidez. Noon Surfing – ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (Highlights) Rip Curl Pro. 12:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar. 2:30 The Cricket Show 3pm Basketball – NBL (Replay) New Zealand Breakers v Perth Wildcats. 5pm Red Bull Chronicles 5:30 Canoeing – Sprint World Championship (Replay)

11:25 Entertainment Tonight 11:50 Infomercials

11:10 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:05 Home Shopping 1:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:05 Home Shopping

11pm The Cricket Show 11:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers. 1:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory. 3:30 Football – A-League (Replay) 5:30 Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights)

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 3pm Maara Kai 3 3:30 Brian Jacques’s Redwall 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am CSI – Miami MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 Numb3rs MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:45 CSI – Miami MV 11:35 CSI – New York MV 12:25 Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 1:35 Numb3rs MV 2:25 CSI – Miami MV 3:15 The Pretender PG 4:05 Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Numb3rs MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 Pawn Stars PG 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 CSI MV 9:30 CSI MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

WEDNESDAY

12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 CSI – Miami MV 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 CSI MV 3:55 CSI MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

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8:30 Fight Night (Highlights) Adrien Broner v Marcos Maidana. 10:30 Surfing – ASP Men’s World Championship Tour Rip Curl Pro. From Peniche in Portugal.

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Journey To The West 3 8:30 M Blindsight AO 3 2006 Documentary. Set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer. 10:30 Tagata Pasifika 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Moonshiners PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 World’s Biggest Ship PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG 10:30 You Have Been Warned PG 11:30 Mythbusters PG 12:30 A Haunting M 1:30 Extreme Smuggling PG 2:30 Auction Kings PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Moonshiners PG 4:30 Gold Rush PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Yukon Men PG 7:30 World’s Top Five PG 8:30 Aeroplane Repo PG 9:30 Secrets Of… PG 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm I Was Murdered M 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M

WEDNESDAY

Midnight True Crime With Aphrodite Jones PG 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 World’s Top Five PG 2:30 Aeroplane Repo PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Ghost Lab PG 5:30 Time Warp PG

The Mentalist 8:30pm on TV2

MOVIES PREMIERE

Mythbusters Top 25 Special 8:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS

6:25 Looper 16VL 2012 Thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis. 8:25 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor. 9:45 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action. 11:30 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. Jesse McCartney. 1pm Looper 16VL 2012 Thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis. 3pm Biography – Matthew Perry PG 2008 Documentary. 3:50 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton. 5:25 Queen Sized PGL 2008 Drama. Nikki Blonsky. 6:55 A Thousand Words ML 2012 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis. 8:30 Seven Psychopaths 16VLS 2012 Comedy. Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson. 10:25 The Devil’s Double 18VLS 2011 Drama. Dominic Cooper.

6:45 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei. 8:45 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG Documentary. 10:20 I Am Legend MV 2007 Drama. Will Smith, Alice Braga. 12:05 Biography – Brad Pitt PG 2010 Documentary. 12:55 Dead Man’s Shoes 18VL 2004 Thriller. Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch. 2:30 Enough 16V 2002 Thriller. Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis. 4:25 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio. 6:25 The Yards M 2000 Crime. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg. 8:30 Erin Brockovich ML 2000 Drama. Albert Finney, Julia Roberts. 10:40 The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring PGV 2001 Fantasy. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom.

12:10 Prowl 18V 2010 Horror. 1:35 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. 3:05 Queen Sized PGL 2008 Drama. 4:30 The Devil’s Double 18VLS 2011 Drama. Dominic Cooper.

1:35 The Yards M 2000 Crime. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg. 3:35 Erin Brockovich ML 2000 Drama. Albert Finney, Julia Roberts. 5:45 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG Documentary.

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0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language. RATINGS: 16 Approved for persons 16 years or over; 18 Approved for persons 18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

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7:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Three. From the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 8am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Warriors v Raiders. From Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland. 10am Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Third Test, Day Four. From Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth. Noon Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Franklin Templeton Shootout – Round Three. From Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 1pm The Cricket Show 1:30 Fox Sports News A complete wrap of the day’s sporting headlines. 2pm ICC Awards 2013 3pm L Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Third Test, Day Five. Coverage of the morning session from Perth. 5:35 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Three. 6:05 L Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Third Test, Day Five. Coverage of the afternoon session from Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth. 11pm Inside Cricket Brendon Julian is joined by some of Australia’s foremost cricket experts to deliver the best opinion, debate and analysis about anything cricket.

WEDNESDAY

Midnight The Cricket Show 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 1am Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights) Australia v England – Third Test, Day Five. 1:30 Darts – World Championships (Replay)

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Alex Hooper (left) on the wheel of Jason Christie as they round a corner midway through the Tinwald Cycling Club’s 64km club championship race on Sunday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 151213-TM-048

Class rises to the top in club champs For a fifth straight season noone could catch Jason Christie in the Tinwald Cycling Club’s Club Championships event on Sunday. Open and age group club titles were up for grabs over a 64km course around the Wakanui Beach block, but Christie was again all class to take the big prize. The decisive break was made mid-way through the first lap when Christie and Alex Hooper went off the front of the peloton and stretched out the margin as the race progressed. Christie showed his class on

the final lap to put some distance between him and Hooper to secure the club’s open and senior championship titles. Hooper was rewarded for his effort with second place in the open grade and the under 19 title. While the two young guns raced up the road, there was plenty of interest in the chasing bunches. Michael Templeton led in a group of 11 riders to secure the third in the open grade. Lauren Ellis showed the A game that has bought her success on both the track and road

crossing the line in fourth place overall and securing the women’s open and senior titles. The evergreen Tony Ward was in the thick of the finish securing fifth and claimed the vet two title. Nathan Tew rounded out the top six to take the under 23 title. In the hotly contested vet one grade Nigel Douglas found the line the strongest to edge out Michael Gallagher and Kevin Opele in a tight finish. Chasing Ellis in the women’s field was Kristine Marriott, who lifted second place in the open women and secured the wom-

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en’s vet one title in a tough tussle with Rachel Thow third. Paul Macfie continued his rise in the sport securing the vet three title, with Bruce McClelland back to some of his best form taking out vet four honours. Lucy Kirwan dug deep to take out the women’s vet two championship with the highly competitive women’s vet three grade being won by Janis Crawford. Sealed handicap honours were taken out by Gene Shurrock, with last year’s winner Don Morrison in second and Roger Wilson third.

Ben Sutton lifted the under 17 title covering the 32km distance in 60.49 minutes while Kees Donaldson secured the under 15 boys’ title from the ever improving Ryan Jackson and Cameron Prattley. Jessie Banks continues her run of hot form taking the under 15 girls’ title but not after a tough battle with Caitlin Titheridge. Caitlin was rewarded for her top effort with the sealed handicap spoils over Ryan and Kees. The club now breaks for the Christmas-New Year period and is back on the road on January 19.

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