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The high festive spirit reverberating around Mid Canterbury was confirmed in Paymark figures released yesterday. Paymark, which processes three-quarters of all electronic transactions in New Zealand, yesterday released spending figures for the first three weeks of December, seeing a 3.6 per cent increase in Mid-South Canter-

bury compared with the same period last year. Timaru and Ashburton enjoyed a $61.3 million spending spree, up $2.2m from 2012. Canterbury experienced one of the largest spending increases, rising 7.6 per cent from last year with $414.4m spent. Overall spending in New Zealand made positive reading for retailers with a 6.9 per cent jump from last year with the figures revealing $3.6 billion-worth

of transactions processed. Paymark head of sales and marketing Paul Whiston said the third week of December had seen the Christmas rush continue. Last Friday was the busiest day of the year to date, with $235.6 million through the tills, up 5.7 per cent on the same day in 2012. “Last week we saw the usual pre-Christmas jump with Kiwis spending more than $1.3 billion

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between December 15 and 21. This is a strong performance and growth so far for December is still ahead of the year-to-date average.” Mr Whiston said growth momentum sustained across a number of sectors including accommodation (up 11.9 per cent), restaurants, bars and cafes (10.4 per cent), food takeaways (10.4 per cent) and hardware/building supplies (10.1 per cent). “Conversely, internet spend-

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Heroin stamped with ‘Obamacare’

Massachusetts state police say they’ve stopped a car carrying 1250 packets of heroin stamped “Obamacare” and “Kurt Cobain” and arrested the four people inside it. Police say a trooper was making a traffic stop in Northampton when another car passed and he noticed several violations. He stopped the car a short time later in nearby Hatfield and found the driver wasn’t licensed to drive it. A state police dog found the bags of heroin. The four arrested people have been charged with heroin trafficking. State police Lt. Daniel Richard says it’s not unusual for heroin to be stamped with numbers, words or symbols to identify who’s selling it. But he says the “Obamacare” stamp is one he hadn’t heard of.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It’s not sexting, it’s textopornographie France, a nation with a centuries-old reputation for seduction, now has a word for sexting. If you want to send sexually explicit photos or text messages to your lover in France, it’s called “textopornographie”. That’s the term recently chosen by the Academie Francaise, the respected institution that watches over the French language and regularly invents French terms for English or other expressions that have gone global. The academy’s Sophie Tonolo, a dictionary editor, says it was approached by the Justice Ministry for a proper term for sexting because the phenomenon often comes up in legal cases. It was one of many words published this month in a government legal database. It may not end up in the dictionary however, Tonolo said, if the phenomenon fades.

Santana reunites with ex-bandmate Rock guitarist Carlos Santana has been reunited with a former bandmate he hadn’t seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland in California. A San-Francisco TV reporter met percussionist Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone while working on a story about illegal dumping last week. The reporter took Santana for a surprise visit to the camper where Malone has been staying. “You don’t know how afraid I am to let you see me,” Malone said softly. “We cherish you,” Santana replied. “It’s an honour to be in your presence.” Malone played congas on Santana’s first album, but left the band in 1969 shortly before its performance at Woodstock when he was imprisoned for manslaughter.



Iceland’s hidden elves delay new roads In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” - thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland’s wilderness. So perhaps it was only a matter of time before 21st-century elves got political representation. Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church. The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact - including the impact on elves - of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers.


People spend up big on children, spouses People tend to spend more on their spouse at Christmas than on both of their parents combined, a study has found. And people spend a similar amount on their aunt or uncle’s Christmas gift as they do on the family pet’s festive treat, according to the survey, which was carried out across Britain for Nationwide Building Society. More than 2000 adults were asked about their Christmas-gift spending habits. Children account for the most money spent at Christmas, with an average of STG136 ($A250.53) paid out, the survey found. Respondents said they spend about STG93 on their partner, STG35 on their mother or stepmother, and STG28 on their father or stepfather. People said they spend about STG10 buying gifts for aunts and uncles and a similar amount on their pet.


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Heavy police presence at races Downpours predicted for second year in row By Myles HuMe

A string of relatively troublefree Ashburton Boxing Day races has authorities expecting more of the same this year as they crack down on disorderly behaviour. However, it is poor weather that may prove the main concern with downpours predicted for a second consecutive year. A heavy police and security presence will be in force at what is traditionally Ashburton’s biggest racing meet, where punters flock in their thousands in high festive spirits. In years gone by, boozefuelled antics have marred the meet, but with tighter limits on the volume of alcohol punters can bring into the grounds and a heightened security presence things have run relatively smoothly. “It’s just a matter of everyone being aware of one another and having a good time along the way,” Ashburton Trotting Club secretary Fiona Stuart said. This year punters will be allowed to bring in 12 cans of beer, one bottle of wine or six RTDs per person to drink within the licenced area which runs inside the entry turnstiles. But after that they will have to buy alcohol from bars inside the course. For racegoers looking to set up shop early, the gates open at 9am and will be locked at

The good thing is there’s plenty of room inside

7.30pm with security watching over the racecourse overnight. The course will be opened the following morning from 6am. Senior Sergeant Grant Russell said behaviour at the popular race meet had improved in recent years as organisers became more aware of their obligations, and he urged members of the public to continue that this year. “We will have extra police rostered on, monitoring the level of intoxication and safety. There will also be highway patrol out and about,” he said. “It’s about people being mindful of the conditions and having a good time while being wary of other people.” However, MetService is predicting heavy rain and a high of 15°C for the Ashburton Boxing Day races. Ms Stuart hoped the poor forecasted weather would not take away from the festive hype of the meet. “The good thing is there’s plenty of room inside,” she said.

Scenes like this will be no more, as punters will not be allowed to park their cars and set up tents on the grass galloping track at the Ashburton Boxing Day races on Thursday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 261212-tM-012

Grass galloping track out of bounds By Myles HuMe

Punters will be forbidden from picnicking on the grass galloping track at this year’s Ashburton Boxing Day races as officials ponder a hectic racing schedule early next year. Instead, spectators who traditionally set up site on the galloping track - close to the action will have to do so from the park area on Thursday. Ashburton Trotting Club president Chris Morrison confirmed the move, saying the organisation decided not to ask the

local galloping club to allow the usual 20 to 30 cars to park on the grass track this year. “People will still be allowed to walk on the grass track, just not park their cars there. In the past, people have left their cars on the track overnight when the gallops had training there the next day. “It is also a health and safety issue for the gallopers because allowing people to picnic on the track means there can be broken glass and that can cause considerable damage to a horse,” he said. Ashburton Racing Club presi-

dent David Jones welcomed the news as the club looked to kick off its galloping season earlier than usual next year, hosting three meets originally set down for Riccarton that were moved due to installation of a new draining system. Those include events on January 25 and 29 and February 10. “We have a few more meets than usual, I think next year we will be hosting 11 or 12 races for the year,” Mr Jones said. Mr Morrison said punters would still be able to walk on the grass, with a drink in hand, to watch racing on Thursday.


Gambling gifts for children on the naughty list By Anne-MArie McDonAlD A conversation with friends about “scratchie” tickets has prompted a Wanganui gambling expert to speak out about the dangers of allowing young people to gamble. Karney Herewini, problem gambling health promoter at Nga Tai O Te Awa, said most people didn’t know that buying people under the age of 18 certain gambling items was illegal. Mr Herewini said he decided he needed to speak out after talking with some friends about Christmas presents for their

It’s just like buying your under-18s alcohol

teenaged children. “They said they wanted to top up their kids’ presents with some scratchie tickets. And that was the point at which I had to tell them that it’s actually illegal to buy under-18s scratchies they had no idea. “It’s just like buying your under-18s alcohol.”

However, not all gambling is the same, Mr Herewini said. While you must be 18 or over to buy or receive an Instant Kiwi (“scratchie”), play the pokies or place a bet at the TAB, and 20 or over to enter a casino, there is no age limit for playing Lotto, Big Wednesday, Bullseye or Keno. Mr Herewini said there was

a perception that gambling was not a problem for young people. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of Otago suggested otherwise. “This study found [that] young people between the ages of 13 to 17 spent on average $3$10 on gambling per week. “Evidence also shows that the earlier in life a person begins to gamble, the more likely they are to develop a gambling problem.” Mr Herewini said no statistics were yet available for gambling figures among young people. “But this is something that we want to make a priority in the

new year,” he said. He is also concerned about online gambling that can suck young people in through social media sites such as Facebook. “A lot of games are advertised through Facebook, and it can be hard to get away from. Many of these games start off free to play, but once you get to a certain level you have to pay to go any further. By then, people can be so hooked they’ll pay for it.” Online “gaming” refers to free games, while online “gambling” is when money is involved, and one can lead to the other, Mr Herewini said. - APNZ

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Bars serve drunk patrons By Myles HuMe

At least two Mid Canterbury bars will be spoken to by police for serving intoxicated patrons. As part of Operation Unite on Friday night, extra policing staff were brought into the district to crack down on alcoholrelated harm on the road, in bars and in public places. That included drink-driving blitzes and checks at local hotels in Mid Canterbury, ensuring there were no breaches of the Sale of Liquor Act.


“Two premises have come under close scrutiny from us with how they deal with their clients and follow the alcohol laws,” Senior Sergeant Grant Russell said. “We feel a couple of places let us down in relation to intoxication levels in their premises.” Mr Russell said the bar owners would now be spoken to by Ashburton police. The law states bars can be fined up to $10,000 for serving an intoxicated person. It comes after the Supply and

Sale of Alcohol Act 2012 was introduced last Wednesday, looking to reduce alcohol-related incidents throughout New Zealand That included clearer guidelines to identify drunken patrons. Mr Russell said the new laws had not altered the police’s perception of an intoxicated patron, and bar owners knew what police expectations were. He said the new alcohol laws did not serve as an appropriate excuse for bar owners who

breached the law. Mr Russell said drink-drive checkpoints were also about in Ashburton, but there were no reports of drink-driving incidents in the district. That followed the first weekend of Operation Unite in Mid Canterbury on December 13 which coincided with the annual Christmas Community Alcohol Action Project drink driving blitz. That weekend a total of 642 vehicles were stopped but no drink drivers were found.

Three men were arrested in three separate assaults at the weekend. A 36-year-old male was arrested for assault on Friday about 10.30pm and will appear in Ashburton District Court early next year. Joining him will be another Ashburton man who was arrested and charged with assault about 12.30am on Saturday. In a domestic violence related incident, another man was arrested for male assaults female about 11.30pm on Friday.

Man trespassed A 20-year-old Ashburton man was trespassed from properties in the Ashburton Triangle about 1pm on Friday. Ashburton police spoke to him after he was acting suspiciously around commercial properties in the area.

Intentional damage


An Ashburton man was spoken to by police about intentional damage in the Wellington Street area.

Garden to take shape next year

Ashburton burglaries Mag wheels and tools were taken from a Bryant Street property during a burglary overnight Thursday. A Cambridge Street home was also broken into and burgled on Sunday. Ashburton police will be following up with inquiries.

Body recovered

By Patrice Dougan Work to create a temporary memorial garden at the former CTV building in Christchurch will begin in the new year. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the third anniversary of the devastating February 2011 earthquake, in which 115 people died when the building collapsed. An interim plan for the site has been produced by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), and sent to families the organisation has contact details for. The proposal includes laying grass, replacing the current high fencing with a low post-and-chain fence, placing planter boxes on the perimeter and erecting a sign which recognises the significance of the site. City Care will donate its time and machinery, and will work with CERA to complete the work, ahead of any longer term plans for the Crown-owned site. “In the longer term, we have committed to ensuring this special site remains a place in the new East Frame that people can visit and reflect on what occurred there,” said CERA chief executive Roger Sutton. “However the message to us has been clear that the site needs to be made more welcoming and accessible in the interim for people to come and pay their respects, and we are responding to that. Part of the site will remain as it is for now to provide a connection to what was once there for people.” - APNZ

Three assaults

Searchers have found the body of an 81-year-old man in Eastern Bay of Plenty. Police and Land Search and Rescue volunteers yesterday recovered the body Whanarua Bay man Reginald Brooking in the Whanarua Bay area, near Te Kaha Mr Brooking’s family had reported him missing from his home last Thursday. - APNZ

Pike money banked

Spreading some Christmas cheer St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church children (from left) Robert Sabo, 11, Thomas Lambie, 11, Charlie Galbraith, 9, Eddie Galbraith, 7, and Sam Lambie, 8, were out and about spreading Christmas cheer among shoppers and workers at Ashburton businesses yesterday. They were giving away cake, shortbread and mince pies baked by parishioners. Ministry assistant Dellwyn Moylan said people were often surprised when the items were offered for free. “It’s Christmas, we just want to give these away,” she said. Photo SuSan SandyS 231213-SS-006

The $3.41 million payout from Peter Whittall and Pike River Coal directors, via their insurers, has started to land in the bank accounts of the families. When all charges were dropped against Mr Whittall two weeks ago, he asked for the $3.41m of insurance money - which had been set aside for his defence - to be split among the families of the 29 men who died in the mine disaster, and the two survivors. - APNZ


Male, aged over 30, needed for production By susan sanDys

Wanted: Male, aged over 30, with swagger. Must be able to sing, act and dance. This is what the Variety Theatre of Ashburton is looking for as it builds its cast for its coming Chicago production. The two female leads – Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly – have respectively been filled by NASDA graduate Layna Hunt of Ashburton and Rakaia mum

Megan Hamilton. But the male lead of Billy Flynn remains vacant. Director Regan Jackson said he hoped to have the role filled in the New Year. He had “a good number” of young men trying out at recent auditions, and while they were incredibly talented, he was looking for someone older, preferably aged over 30. Billy Flynn was a “persuasive and suave educated lawyer”. Other lead roles have been

filled by Matt van den Yssel, who was the lead in this year’s Variety Theatre production of Miss Saigon, and Kate Taylor and Michael McGruddy. “The standard was really, really high, so from a production team’s point of view it (casting) was a difficult process,” Mr Jackson said. Anyone who thought they could play the role of Billy Flynn could phone Faye Johnston on 308-8279. Mr Jackson is accompanying

fellow Christchurch 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. Chicago will stage in May at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

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Motorists urged to be patient Mid Canterbury motorists are being urged to remain patient if their Christmas Day plans are ruined by car troubles tomorrow. The AA Roadservice enjoys one of its most tumultuous days of the year tomorrow, as Christmas Day celebrants drive long distances to make family events or sneak away on holiday while the roads are quiet. Vehicle lockouts and cooling

system problems are the most common callouts received by AA Roadservice on Christmas Day during two peak periods. AA Roadservice national manager John Healy said calls from stranded motorists usually skyrocketed about 10am. “Our service officers receive double the usual number of calls during the mid-morning peak when people begin to set off for Christmas lunch,” Mr Healy

says. The day quietens again at noon for a couple of hours while everyone sits for lunch. “At 2pm our service officers are plunged back into another insanely busy two hours as motorists head off to their Christmas dinner destinations,” he said. Mr Healy said Christmas was a stressful time and the last thing people needed was vehicle problems, coupled with long de-

Woman’s body found

Music for shoppers

By anna leask A man has been taken into police custody following the discovery of a woman’s body north of Auckland yesterday. Emergency services were called to a house on Coronation St in Te Hana, north of Wellsford, just after 4am. Police cordoned off the house, and say the woman was believed to be 26-years-old. Her body will remain at the property until initial scene examinations are completed. A 40-year-old man is likely to appear in the North Shore District Court today, although charges against him are yet to be determined. - APNZ

lays for roadside help. If motorists haven’t had their vehicles serviced, he said it was important they inspected their own vehicle before setting off on long journeys. “Motorists are anxious to reach their families so anxiety levels are at an all time high, which creates an extra challenge for our service officers as they try to mobilise vehicles as quickly as possible while at the same


Thieves take dead man’s items By Cherie Taylor

Locals Eric de Vries and Bernard Wells entertained on the Chessboard in the town’s CBD yesterday, providing a musical backdrop for Christmas shoppers yesterday. PhoTo TeTsuro MiToMo 231213-TM-024


A helping hand for those raising children By Toni Williams

Marica Gordan did not imagine getting custody of her granddaughter at this time of her life. The 45-year-old mother of four was enjoying the independence of having older children when two years ago she was asked to care for the then two-year-old toddler, who could not be cared for by her own parents. She has since gained full custody. Back then it was a life changing moment for all involved. “It was a shock to the system, it’s a whole new beginning… it’s just different. There were a lot of mixed emotions at the time,” Miss Gordan said. At the time there was no extra money and she waited until the first payment arrived up to seven weeks later. It came in the form of a petrol and food voucher. Now, under the Orphans Benefit and the Unsupported

time be a calming influence,” Mr Healy said. “Check tyre tread and tyre pressure, including the spare tyre, and check oil and water levels. It’s also a good idea to fill the windscreen washer container and make sure windscreens are clean too. Please be patient and remember that it is Christmas for our service officers too and they’re experiencing an insanely busy day.”

A helping hand to guide the way.

Child’s Benefit there are two new grants for people who care for someone else’s child. One fund will help with costs when a child first arrived and the other with school related costs. “It’s hard going but you just do it. What else are you going to do.” The changes of living with


a toddler were huge, dealing with nappies, bottles and locking cupboards. There was also a drop in work hours so less money flowed into the house. The support of her teenage daughter and her own mother had been vital. “I’ve got great support. You don’t get a moment’s peace with

a young one…you just forget.” She was quite a handful, but she has a good routine now in a stable environment. She’s vibrant, knows the boundaries, and like any other child likes to see how close she can push them, said Miss Gordan, smiling. As her granddaughter approaches five years old and the costs of school uniforms and stationery loomed, the extra funding was a blessing. “It’s a weight off my mind, we’re just living now.” Ashburton Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’s Rosie Eaden said the funding grant was “a long time coming” for the many grandparents who look after youngsters. “A lot of people (grandparents) are struggling financially as well as trying to care for children that may need some help themselves. Getting help through funding is better than nothing,” she said.

Before Barry Lynch’s family had time to bury him, someone had broken into his South Wairarapa home and stolen his television set. Thieves returned in the following days and helped themselves to more items inside the Featherston grandfather’s rented Brandon St home. Mr Lynch died in hospital on December 13 after a battle with cancer and his family can’t believe the audacity of those who have taken advantage while they are still grieving. Granddaughter Maroeska Clark said the 40-inch Panasonic flat-screen television was taken in the days following Mr Lynch’s death. “It’s just rude ... We hadn’t even had time to grieve. He hadn’t even been cremated and people were helping themselves. He was a down-to-earth man, who kept to himself.” The family offered most of Mr Lynch’s household furniture including a refrigerator, beds and appliances to people who needed them and were planning to go through the rest and retain keepsakes for the family. However, between last Friday and Sunday, someone had broken in, stealing the microwave oven, tools and other items the family wanted to keep, leaving them gutted at the thieves’ actions. The thieves left behind a box of empty beer bottles outside and a couple of empty bottles inside the house. “Dad went down on Sunday to sort out some of the things and decide what we were going to keep and someone had already taken most of it.” - APNZ

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Hospital dishes up festive fare

Sale dials up history A treasured vintage red telephone box, which amassed a huge following online, has sold. The 1967 traditional British-style phone box gained more than 11,000 views on Trade Me after its Te Puke owner Gael Blaymires listed it for sale last week. On Saturday, the collector’s item sold for $2560 to a couple from Whakatane, she said. - APNZ

Shopper in hot water A middle-aged woman has found herself in hot water for allegedly stealing a portable spa pool. The 60-year-old is due in court today after allegedly walking out of a Christchurch store without paying for the $1500 item. Detective Sergeant Dorothy McPhail said the 60-year-old filled a trolley with a number of items including the spa and left The Warehouse at Northlands Shopping Centre without paying. - APNZ

By Toni Williams

A festive Christmas Day menu full of delicious healthy, home-style food, all from the comfort of bed. Sounds divine but there is a catch, it’s the menu on offer to patients at Ashburton Hospital. Roast turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce or hot ham off the bone with pineapple salsa. Buttered gourmet potatoes, minted peas and glazed baby carrots. Followed by traditional Christmas pudding with custard and cream, or mini pavlova with whipped cream and fruit salad. All made from fresh ingredients on site, in the hospital kitchen. Ashburton Hospital Medirest site manager Stephanie Radford said the menu was also offered to staff on duty and the general public through the hospital café. And those with special dietary needs would also be catered for. Five kitchen staff would be on duty for the day. It was not enjoyable to be hospitalised at Christmas, so patients could expect to have all the home style cooking they would usually have. “We do try and treat them good. It’s no fun being in hospital on Christmas Day, we do go that extra mile for Christmas Day.”

Mercury spill in Napier The Fire Service last night responded to a mercury spill in the Napier suburb of Onekawa. Fire crews were called to Kennedy Rd in Onekawa at 1.45pm yesterday. It’s not known how the spill occurred. - APNZ

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Chef Nicky McLaughlin and a sample of the culinary fare on offer for Christmas Day lunch at Ashburton Hospital. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 201213-tM-028

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Westport police are appealing for information from the public after four guns, including a high-powered rifle, were stolen from a rural property. Senior Sergeant Steve Baddock said someone smashed their way into the Birchfield house overnight on December 14, ransacked the place and stole firearms from a locked cabinet. They had found the keys to the cabinet, and ammunition, under a bed, Mr Baddock said. Two shotguns, a .22 rifle and a high-powered .270 rifle were missing. The owner of the property was away at the time and a relative who had been keeping an eye on it discovered the burglary the next day. Also missing were hunting knives, a Canon camera and a battery-powered drill. Mr Baddock said the burglary was a warning to firearm owners to properly secure their weapons. “Do not keep your gun keys in an obvious place for a criminal to find and don’t keep them with your ammo.” - APNZ

An attack has left a Whakatane woman in Waikato Hospital with serious facial injuries. The Waikato-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter, with a Waikato Hospital ICU team, was called at 10pm on Sunday to a Whakatane address, where a 56-year-old woman had been assaulted in her home. The helicopter service said the woman suffered “extensive” facial injuries and was”accompanied aboard the flight by her partner. Police are investigating the incident. - APNZ

Kiwi euthanised A kiwi which was savaged by a dog near Coromandel has been euthanised at Auckland Zoo. The young adult female kiwi, named Jo, was being treated at the zoo for serious bite wounds following the dog attack earlier this month. The zoo said Jo’s wounds were reassessed yesterday by vet An Pas, who found areas of dead tissue surrounding the original puncture wound had become too extensive to heal. The kiwi had been attacked by a small fox terrier that had been taken hunting in native forest south of Coromandel. - APNZ

Tourist missing A missing British tourist, overdue on the Te Araroa Trail between Nelson Lakes and Boyle River, continues to concern police. A helicopter searched the Nelson Lakes area yesterday for Andrew Ian Wyatt, aged 41, of Cornwall, who arrived in New Zealand in November. He was last seen by a tramper at Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park on or about December 14. He was intending to tramp to the Boyle Village in the Lewis Pass, where he was due to pick up a food package on December 16, but he never arrived. His intention was to then carry onto Arthur’s Pass where he had another food parcel to collect, police said. - APNZ

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Jade earns more national recognition Community support has earned Ashburton woman Jade Temepara national recognition through Orangi Kaupapa Trust. Nominated by the Salvation Army’s Judith Lilley, Presbyterian Support’s Jackie Girvan and Safer Ashburton’s Kevin Clifford, Mrs Temepara has been recognised for her community work with gardening project Hand Over a Hundy. Hand Over a Hundy started with an idea to help struggling families cut their food bills by giving them $100 to grow their own vegetables. After a year, the family then gave that $100 to another family to start their own food garden. Mrs Temepara started the charity on her own and committed hundreds of hours to the project. Now, the project has taken off and was in other communities around the country. Mrs Temepara was humbled by the trust’s award and caught completely unaware of the surprise presentation. “I just didn’t know what to say actually. I was set up. It was was very humbling.” Mrs Temepara said the trust recognition had given her “the extra boost to keep going”. Orangi Kaupapa Trust is a national charitable trust set up to recognise and reward people who worked to benefit the quality of life in New Zealand. It was specifically for people who were outstanding but gained little or no financial reward.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Finally, it’s time to relax Myles Hume REPORTER


ime to loosen up the belt and forget your daily worries – tomorrow’s Christmas Day. Financial pressure, high expectations and careful planning, all among school and work, unite to make December one hectic month. But as the children’s smiles stretch from ear-to-ear and you connect with family, tomorrow will be a time to let go of the stresses and struggles and divert your train of thought towards food, drink and loved ones. Whether it be a picnic on the beach, a Christmas ham or a brunch gathering that defines your Christmas Day, don’t think it is all too much, make it one to look back on with fond memories. Too often we let it slip by, but put your busy day-to-day life in a box to the side and invest a bit of time in what is truly most important – family. Make sure to remember the smiles brought to children’s faces, how impressed everyone was with your stuffed turkey and the belly-aching laughs as you catch up with relations you may not have seen since this time last year. But as you do so, also spare a thought for those who may not be so fortunate at this time. Some Mid Canterbury families have battled this Christmas, and thanks to the goodwill of community groups many will scrape through. Others will be celebrating their first Christmas without a loved one. While more than 100 people, some alone, many financially struggling and others new to town, will descend on the Sinclair Centre for the community lunch – a place where they can feel a part of festivities. So while it all may seem too much, think of those who don’t have what you do and don’t take for granted what you have. Whatever you do, however you celebrate, from us at the Guardian we wish all our loyal readers the happiest of Christmases.



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Opinion Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The highs and lows of 2013 WILLYLEAKS



POLL RESULT Online poll Q: Who is the Mid Canterbury Person of the year? Judith Lilley, Salvation Army Foodbank manager Christine Lawn, Paraplegic sky diver solo Finau Fakapelea, Ashburton College head girl Neil Pluck, Rakaia Community Association Jon Dampney, Heartland rugby player of the year Linda George, Coldstream nurse Jade Temapara, gardening lobbyist Darren Ritchie, Mt Hutt College young business talent Diane Rawlinson, citizens association Angus McKay, re-elected mayor

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s you’ll be reading this on Christmas Eve I wish readers a happy and safe Christmas. I must also say a huge thanks to Coen Lammers and his Ashburton Guardian team for giving me this opportunity. As it’s ‘that time of the year,’ 2013 is the year that could have been, the year that almost was and, as we close it out, perhaps the year that will. This time last year, the weighted average price for all dairy products on the GlobalDairyTrade platform was a healthy US$3310 per metric tonne. On the very last auction before Christmas that weighted average is now US$4990. That’s 50 per cent up across the board, defying for the present, Newton’s theory on gravity. In March and deep into the old 2012/13 season, Fonterra lifted its forecast milk price to $5.80 per kilogram of milksolids (kg/MS). This was great news in a season that had slammed headlong into drought. Given the first half had been so promising the season turned into one of lost opportunities. Even with a 32 cent dividend on top, 2012/13 and the drought saw that season become the one that could have been. From the 2013 drought we learned some lessons like coppicing trees for fodder. Given our changing climate farmers are rightly assessing farm models. Instead of carrying the maximum number of cows per hectare and relying on ‘just in time’ feed supplies, we are instead looking at profitability and not headcount. We’re also looking to grow more feed while building links with our mates growing feed grains. In 2013 Mid Canterbury’s David Clark managed to channel both James Bond, given his later exploits in Asia, with Superman, given the drought feed shipments.

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There was a heck of a lot of people involved with these shipments but at the centre was David, who masterminded the shipment of 280,000 small-bale equivalents. That’s 365 x 40 foot containers equivalent to 297 truck and trailer loads. He helped saved the day and has our industry’s thanks. It wasn’t until May that we could finally wave goodbye to the drought though its effects will linger for seasons to come. We needed a kind winter for immediate recovery and the guy upstairs smiled kindly on us farmers. While we had the odd winter storm it was noticeably benign as we looked towards the current 2013/14 season. Even dairy got in on the action at Federated Farmers’ National Awards with Miraka’s Kingi Smiler picking up the Allflex Agribusiness Person of the Year. We didn’t of course get through winter completely unscathed. Fonterra got my white feather for its abandonment of new milk supply from Taranaki landfarms. Dr Doug Edmeades proving in October that they are safe. Then, in the very early hours

of Saturday, August 3, came a very different storm with what we thought was Clostridium botulinum. Intense does not begin to describe what we went through over the next 25 days and the studies, inquiries and reports that followed. At last on August 28 came the all-clear that our products were free of C. botulinum. The board and management handled the aftermath a heck of a lot better than at the beginning, which gives us hope lessons have been learned. The shame was losing some good people along the way but at least August ended on a high note; the milk price forecast for 2013/14 was hiked to $7.80 kg/MS plus a forecast 32 cent dividend on top. The beginning of spring saw us lose a few irrigators, 800 in fact, as vicious winds turned nasty in Canterbury and it’s a big concern to this day. One storm is bad but several in spring were a real kick in the shins. In late September, came the big fortnight of confirmed payouts by Synlait, Westland, Tatua and Fonterra. Fonterra confirmed its final 2012/13

payout adding four cents to make it $5.84 kg/MS plus a 32 cent dividend per share. Up north Tatua paid out $7.40 kg/ MS. Fonterra did however put the ‘wow’ in wowee by increasing its 2013/14 season forecast to $8.30 kg/MS plus a 32 cent dividend. Then of course was the inevitable revision, making my point about budgeting conservatively. Fonterra held the farmgate milk forecast at $8.30 kg/MS but shaved the dividend two-thirds to ten cents per share. This sent the Shareholder Fund into a spin and while a personal opinion, it makes it a great time to pick up shares. In recent days, our colleagues over the main divide have forecasted whatever Fonterra can do, they can do too. This season has seen Fonterra caught short in handling a crisis while it struggled with massive milk volumes. Let’s hope the back end of the 2013/14 season makes it the one that will be remembered for all the right reasons. Merry Christmas. Willy Leferink is Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

September 2013 Bundle of love - Father’s Day brought the best gift of all for Ronald Te Purei.

Stanley Bryant, 7, Ashley Bryant, 9, and Elle Kingston, 6, check out the budgies at the Ashburton Bird Club cage and aviary sale. 070913-tm-016

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Spring winds wreaked havoc across the district. Photo tetsuro mitomo 110913-tm-011

Longbeach School pupils (from left) Ethan Walsh, 10, Mia Pearson, 10, Rosie Gray, 9, and Dante Vannini, 9, went to Auckland to compete at the Junior National Chess Championships. 09013-KC-003

Year 3 Allenton School student Cardine joined their school mates to celebrate World School Milk Day. Photo tetsuro mitomo 270913-tm-065

Ashburton men John Tavendale and George Ward received Queen’s Service Honours for their work in agriculture in the local community. 190913-DW-109

Books, browsers and bargains, the opening minutes of this year’s Bookarama. 230913-tm-018

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Dame Jenny Shipley at the Heart Foundation Go Red for Women Breakfast in Ashburton. Photo tetsuro mitomo 270913-tm-005

Thousands of people flocked to Boulevard Day.

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Obama raises tone on Sudan The United States - a key backer of South Sudan’s independence in 2011 - is increasing diplomatic pressure as conflict there worsens, but will not intervene militarily, experts say. Analysts do not expect a significant US campaign, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to send nearly 100 troops to the country to help protect US citizens, personnel and property. Obama has warned South Sudan that it is on the “precipice” of civil war and that any military coup would halt diplomatic and economic support from Washington and its allies. Secretary of State John Kerry also told President Salva Kiir over the weekend that the violence endangers the independence of the world’s youngest nation, born in July 2011 after a five-decade struggle for independence from Sudan. Fighting has gripped South Sudan since December 15, after Kiir accused his former deputy, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup. Machar denied the claim and accused Kiir of a purge against his rivals. Washington supported the southern rebels in their battle for independence from the predominantly Islamic north. Post-independence, the United States became Juba’s biggest source of political and economic aid, recalled Richard Downie, Africa assistant director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Now the US is looking at the situation, and it is driven by this desire not to let all the hard work get away,” the analyst said. Washington’s engagement in South Sudan has been “driven by humanitarian concerns”, he said. Also lobbying for sustained US involvement were South

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Pussy Rioter freed One of the jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, has walked out of prison after receiving amnesty, her lawyer has told Russian media. “Maria Alyokhina walked out to freedom,” lawyer Pyotr Zaikin told the RIA Novosti news agency on Monday. “All of the documents had been completed and signed.” Alyokhina and bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, whose two-year sentences for a protest performance in a Moscow church would have run out in early March, were granted amnesty last week. - AFP

Scumbags, evil-doers The owners of six miniature show horses slaughtered in their stables say the killers are “scumbags” and “evil doers”. Julie and Mel Jackson, who run a breeding and show stud at Clayton Bay, 70km south of Adelaide, believe the attackers deliberately targeted their horses but don’t know why. They have appealed for any other horse owners or breeders who have received threats to contact police. “The perpetrators are facing a jail term of up to 10 years for this crime, maybe more if the court is convinced that others have received violent threats from the same scumbags.” - AAP

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President Barack Obama: Not expected to get significantly involved militarily in South Sudan. ap photo

Sudanese living in the United States, many of whom are Christians supported by the US evangelical movement. And the fate of South Sudan has long interested Hollywood - with actors George Clooney and Mia Farrow in particular taking up the cause. Washington was one of the forces behind the January 2005 peace agreement in Naivasha, Kenya, that ended the civil war, offering six years of autonomy for the South and a referendum in January 2011 to decide on independence. The South Sudanese over-


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whelmingly voted to break away from Khartoum. “When the referendum was being held on independence, the US got engaged diplomatically again, and putting resources in to make sure that referendum happened and South Sudan achieved its independence,” Downie said. But France’s former ambassador to Khartoum, Michel Raimbaud, said he “doubts that democracy and human rights guide the interests of the United States in South Sudan”. “The secession, in which Washington played a very im-

portant role, was motivated by oil and strategic considerations, to break up Sudan - the biggest Arab country in Africa,” he said. Downie, however, said Americans are “not involved in the oil industry there very much at all,” and “there is a very thin strategic interest in South Sudan.” He doesn’t expect US military action. “It would require a big leap for the US to get involved significantly on the military level,” he said. “Look across Africa, the US military is very, very wary of getting the boots on the ground.” - AFP


Finns cashing in on Santa As a brand, Santa Claus has a serious flaw: he is really valuable only for a few weeks of the year. In Finland, they’re trying to do something about this. Petri Paarnio, director of Santa Claus Licensing, which holds the rights to market the Santa Claus name in Finland, wants him to earn money all year round and all around the world, starting with China. “Santa Claus is an icon,” he said. Santa Claus Licensing and Finnish tourist authori-

ties want to cash in on the brand via computer games, international events, theme parks and merchandising. As it is, many tourists visit the Arctic city of Rovaniemi, the capital of Finland’s northernmost Lapland region, over Christmas in search of the “authentic” Santa experience. The area claims Santa as its own, and wants to exploit that claim beyond the Christmas season. “Father Christmas is Finland’s best-known brand,

but we’ve not made the most of his image as Finnish,” Parnio said. “Maybe because Christmas just takes place over a short period.” The Finnish parliament has just approved 300,000 euros ($A463,392.03) in funding to promote Finnish Santa Claus in China. “In Europe, Christmas is traditionally seen as a short period. But in Asia Father Christmas could be promoted as a completely separate character,” Paarnio said. - AFP

Thousands of anti-government protesters have surrounded a Bangkok electoral office to block political parties from registering for the February 2 national polls, but failed to stop 35 parties from being declared eligible. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban had urged tens of thousands of his followers to march on a sports complex in northern Bangkok to disrupt the registration process. But the demonstrators did not reach the site early enough yesterday to prevent nine parties, including the ruling Pheu Thai Party of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, according to Election Commission deputy secretary general Somsak Suriyamongkol. - DPA

Aussies spend up large Australians have been spending more than a billion dollars a day in the final shopping rush before Christmas. Retailers have recorded a pick up in spending on electronics, furniture, homewares and books. As the big day nears, the focus is now switching from presents to celebrations on the day with more money expected to be spent on food and alcohol over the last two days. “We’re certainly in the space of Australians, overall, spending well over a billion dollars a day over the weekend,” National Retailers Association chief executive Trevor Evans said. - AAP

Further sex charges Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three additional sex assault charges involving two new alleged victims, one aged “seven or eight” at the time. The additional counts mean Harris, 83, is now accused of assaulting four victims dating back to the late 1960s. He’s facing 16 separate charges in total. “Rolf Harris is to be prosecuted over a further three allegations of indecent assault,” the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said yesterday.- AAP

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Aorangi investor owed $5.8m By Paul McBeth The statutory managers for the late Allan Hubbard’s Aorangi Securities have lost a bid to exclude an American widow who had some $5.8 million invested with the Timaru business man. In the High Court in Christchurch, Justice Robert Dobson yesterday struck down a bid by Grant Thornton’s Richard Simpson, Trevor Thornton and Graeme McGlinn to have Susan Jenks and her deceased husband declared not investors in Aorangi Securities, one of the Hubbard investment vehicles under their statutory management. The statutory managers claimed the Jenks’ investment was with Southbury Group, and were resisting their claim to be recognised as a creditor

of Aorangi, as it would cut the proportionate entitlement of other creditors. They claimed the exclusion was confirmed by Allan Hubbard’s juggling of the Jenks’ investment between the entities leading up to their appointment. While the judge was satisfied the investment was in the Southbury unit at the time the managers were appointed, he said they erred in dismissing a letter from Hubbard to Susan Jenks in October 2010 affirming a personal guarantee to Aorangi and implying a constraint on moving her funds without obtaining her instructions. That meant Hubbard’s shuffling of Jenks’ assets amounted to breach of his fiduciary duties, though the statutory managers did not argue he had

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as to whether other Aorangi depositors would be unjustly enriched if he found against Jenks. He ultimately decided it would be unconscionable for the statutory managers to use assets that had been pledged by Hubbard as a guarantee to Jenks after other depositors. In May, the statutory managers reached a deal with Jean Hubbard, Allan’s widow, over $60 million of disputed assets which will return most, if not all, of the $96 million of investors’ capital. At the time of the last update on the statutory management in August, some $3.3 million had been spent on legal fees for the Aorangi administration alone, out of $17 million spent on the statutory management of all the entities since it was Allan Hubbard: Shuffled assets around imposed in 2010. - APNZ


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been deliberately untruthful, the judgment said. “However well meaning, and irrespective of any misguided subjective justification Mr Hubbard had for taking Mrs Jenks’ money out of ASL, his conduct in doing so breached the fiduciary obligations he owed her, to deal with her money only in her best interests,” Justice Dobson said. Given Hubbard’s close identity with and authority to bind Aorangi, the fund wasn’t able to deny that it continued to hold Jenks’ funds, meaning the statutory managers are obliged to treat her as a depositor, the judge said. Justice Dobson awarded costs to Jenks, turning down the managers’ bid to have each party bear their own costs. Earlier this month, the judge sought feedback from counsel

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Kiwibank has become the third bank in a week to lift its mortgage rates. Kiwibank said from yesterday it would increase its one-year home loan rate from 5.25 per cent to 5.45 per cent while its two-year rate would increase from 5.65 per cent to 5.95 per cent for borrowers with at least 20 per cent equity. Borrowers with less than 20 per cent equity will have to pay 6.29 per cent per annum for the two-year fixed rate. Kiwibank said it had lifted rates because of increased costs. “The changes have been made as a result of increased costs of

wholesale funding,” the bank said in a statement. Kiwibank’s move follows that of ANZ and Westpac which lifted mortgage rates last week by between 9 basis points and 34 basis points. Westpac increased its two-year rate to 6.29 per cent for those with at least 20 per cent equity and 6.89 per cent for those with less than 20 per cent equity. ANZ boosted its two-year fixed rate from 5.95 to 6.29 per cent for standard borrowers and from 6.45 to 6.79 for low equity borrowers. Both ASB and BNZ have said their rates are under constant review. Earlier this month the Re-

serve Bank kept the official cash rate at 2.5 per cent but warned the rate would rise next year. The mortgage rate changes are a blow to borrowers but savers are finally seeing some benefits. Kiwibank said it would also increase its term deposit rates. It has lifted its two-year rate by 25 basis points, three-year rate by 30 basis points and fouryear rate by 25 basis points. The rates on its term deposits range between 4.65 per cent and 5.25 per cent. ANZ also increased its deposit rates last week by between 10 basis points and 25 basis points. Its two-year term deposit rate is now at 4.75 per cent. - NZH

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NZD weaker against Aus The New Zealand dollar held near its lowest in more than three weeks heading into the Christmas break and was weaker against the Australian dollar while not moving outside its recent trading range. The kiwi was at 81.97 US cents from 82.05 cents at the start of the day and from 82.09 cents in New York on Friday. The currency traded at 91.77

Australian cents, little changed from 8am, having touched as low as 91.62 cents in New York. The New Zealand dollar is heading into year-end little changed against the greenback from where it started 2013, with its most dramatic movement being a 15 percent advance against the Australian dollar on evidence the local economy is outpacing its trans-Tasman counterpart.

Reports last week continued to show New Zealand’s economy on a tear with growth at the fastest quarterly pace in almost four years and business confidence at the highest in almost 15 years. “What we are seeing is people tidying up their books for the Christmas period, it’s the last throw of the dice, there is no data today,” said Stuart Ive, senior adviser at OMF. - APNZ

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Bale wrap burn ban from Jan 1 By Michelle NelsoN

Farmers who burn silage bale wraps and plastics could find themselves in the hot seat from next week. January 1 is D-Day for burning polyethylene agricultural silage and bale wraps, and farmers will be required to recycle such products with the stewardship schemes, which recover used farm plastics for recycling. Under the Natural Resources Regional Plan (NRRP), burning many wastes generated from domestic and business activities including metals, treated wood, other plastics, empty containers and other wraps has been banned. The penalties are $300 for a first offence and up to $1050 for repeat offences. Persistent offenders could be prosecuted. Untreated wood and green waste can still be burned, but there are restrictions around this about the way they affect air quality and to avoid nuisance caused to other people. Clean air rules apply all year round in residential areas to ensure that outdoor burning doesn’t contribute to poor air quality or cause a nuisance. The rules prohibit the outdoor burning of all plastics, including agricultural wrap and agrichemical containers, treated wood, including chipboard, particle

Farmgate prices for mutton and lambs end 2013 in a significantly better position than 12 months ago, from a farmer’s point of view. A 17.5kg carcaseweight lamb in the North Island is currently fetching about $99 (net) in the North Island and $93 in the South Island, which is about 10% higher than this time last year. This is partly due to improved overseas returns, however tighter lamb supplies have also contributed, driven by this season’s smaller lamb crop and farmers holding on to stock. At the same time, meat companies are also paying about 25% more for mutton than 12 months ago. In the North Island processors are offering an average of $66 for 21kg carcaseweight ewes, while in the South Island they’re paying about $67.

BEEF The declining cow slaughter in the US has continued to tighten supplies of domestic 90CL cow meat, resulting in sharply higher prices over the past week. At over US202c/lb, it’s now trading at its highest level since mid-September and is likely to trend higher. On the other hand, imported lean beef has continued to trend independently of the domestic market. Weaker demand for product out of NZ has been reported, and prices received are back US3-5c/


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lb compared to a week ago. There has been no letup in the severe dry conditions in Australia and the flood of beef onto global markets is putting pressure on prices. It’s also creating uncertainty for buyers into 2014 as there’s currently no relief on the horizon.

DAIRY Dairy commodities markets remain very bullish as we near the end of 2013. Agrifax prices were steady to higher this week. Skim milk powder (SMP) and anhydrous milkfat (AMF) prices increased this week while whole milk powder (WMP) prices remained steady. This has virtually closed the gap between WMP and the SMP/AMF product streams. The GDT auction held early last week provided a solid result – the increase in prices in the later delivery contracts is an indication that prices are unlikely to fall considerably in the near term. Global buyers of dairy commodities will be disappointed by the US milk production figures for November. Milk flows in the US increased by just 0.1% which was well below expectations. Domestic markets in the US are generating much lower returns than global markets and therefore US farmers are not receiving as strong a signal to produce more milk as say NZ farmers are. This week Westland has revised up its milk price forecast for the 2013/14 season. They expect to pay between $7.90 and $8.30/kgMS for milk this season.

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China’s demand for dairy products T

he dairy sector has a bumper year in 2014 to look forward to, while New Zealand’s other main commodities face a mildly positive outlook – driven mostly by demand from China. Fonterra has maintained its forecast payout farmgate milk price at $8.30 per kg of milk solids for 2013/14, which would surpass the previous record of $7.60 per kg in 2010/11. Production-wise, economists expect the year’s volume to be well up. ANZ rural economist Con Williams has predicted a 7 per cent improvement in dairy production over last year’s, and for it to be well ahead of the previous record set in 2011/12. The main factors driving dairy were the elevated level of demand out of China and an expected upsurge in supply in the northern hemisphere as producers rush in to take advantage of very high prices, Mr Williams said. The northern hemisphere season peaks around April and May, which should see more product come onto the market, thereby putting downward pressure on prices. But running counter to the effects of increased supply will be ongoing demand from China, which over the last 12 months has not shown any signs of slowing. ASB Bank economist Nathan Penny predicted world dairy prices would remain high into the new year. Beef and Lamb NZ said farmers could expect lamb prices of

Dairying is expected to have a good 2014 thanks mainly to China’s increasing demand for dairy products.

about $100 a head this 2013/14 season, which would be firm but still short of the 2010-11 average record of $117 and the monthly peak of $160.

Demand for lamb is expected to be driven out of the Middle East and China. Improved economic prospects in the traditional export destinations of

Europe and the UK could also add to the improved outlook. In China’s case, meat exports are flowing more freely after a bureaucratic bungle held up

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to outweigh any negatives Rural lending specialist Rabobank said beef faced brighter prospects next year thanks to strong international demand combined with tight local supply. A decline in beef production in the United States meant New Zealand product would be in demand, the bank said. However, supply from the less traditional markets, such as India, could increase to fill the void. New Zealand beef production is expected to be lower next year compared to the drought-affected production of 2013. ANZ’s Williams agreed that post-drought conditions in the US could create some import demand for beef, but said the sector in the US faced increased competition from pork and poultry. North America is New Zealand’s biggest customer for beef, accounting for about half of total production. North Asia, which last year accounted for 31 per cent - up from 26 per cent a year earlier, is fast catching up. In the forestry sector, log prices are improving. As with many other commodities groups, China has emerged as a key driver. Data from the Ministry for Primary Industries showed prices firmed towards the end of this year, reflecting a better outlook for construction in some Pacific countries. “There is no expectation of a let up,” said David Rhodes, chief executive of the NZ For-

Beef is expected to face a bright 2014 thanks to international demand and in the forestry sector log prices are improving.

Environment plans Most dairy farmers will be required to get new resource consents and prepare a farm environment plan over time under Environment Canterbury’s Land & Water Regional Plan released on December 5. All farmers will be required to comply with nutrient loss targets. Environment Canterbury has started a project estimating nutrient losses under good management practice and DairyNZ will be working with farmers to ensure that targets are practical and science-informed, To find out what the plan means for you join DairyNZ on Monday, February 17, 10.45am-1.15pm at the Celtic Rugby Club rooms in Ashburton.

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New position Maury Leyland will head up Fonterra’s newly created People, Culture and Strategy division. Previously the group director of strategy at Fonterra, Ms Leyland will lead an integrated function comprising Fonterra’s People and Culture and Group Strategy functions. The appointment comes into effect on January 1. She has been with Fonterra since 2005, working across the supply chain and playing an integral part in Trading Among Farmers and Fonterra’s Value Stream Optimisation programme. She is also a director of Telecom New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

est Owners’ Association. “The appetite in China has not diminished, despite the New Zealand dollar being where it is,” he said. Currency movements are expected to play a big part in the profitability of all the commodities groups. A fall in the historically high NZ/US dollar rate would favour most commodities exporters. The high NZ/Australian dollar cross rate, which currently sits at about five-year highs, will hurt some export groups such as winegrowers, whose biggest market is across the Tasman. - APNZ

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400g lamb mince 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground paprika 1 tbsp tomato sauce 2 tsp fresh and mint, chopped 2 tbsp 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce oil for frying 4 Homebrand Burger Buns, lightly toasted Salad leaves 4 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tomato, sliced Serves 4 ■ Place mince, onion, garlic, spices, tomato sauce, herbs, and sweet chilli sauce in a large bowl. Using clean hands, mix until they are well combined. Form the mince mixture into 4 even-sized patties. ■ Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the patties being careful not

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Practical, beautiful By Kathleen Stringer When winter colds are about many people reach automatically for a box of tissues. You can get so many varieties these days, extra soft, coloured and imbued with all sorts of various vapours. They are convenient and disposable, but not so long ago people were a little suspicious of them. My mother, for example, thought them unhygienic – having people’s tissues in rubbish bins, just lying around didn’t seem to be very good for stopping the spread of germs in her book, so in our house we used handkerchiefs. There will be those out there that will reply to my mother’s concern with “Well hankies are just as bad, because you reuse them”. True, but by the time my grandmother boiled them in Jeyes Fluid then steeped them in plain boiling water before washing them separately and hanging them on the line for at least a week any bugs that were there before were well and truly gone after.

Handkerchiefs are practical but can also be rather beautiful and expensive, or, as seen below, jolly. People were always reminded “have you got a hanky” before they went out. I have a collection of fancy hankies at home – too good to use but most too small to be of great use if you have a cold. I plan to frame them or turn them into pincushions. As the name implies, they were originally hand kerchiefs, large scarves which could be put to many more uses than just personal hygiene. As time went on, handkerchiefs became a signifier of social standing. People displayed their hankies on their wrists or simply held them. That worked well until fashions began to change and the once voluminous clothes started to become tighter. Men’s coats especially became so close fitting that pockets would spoil the line of the garment so they were dispensed with. It was then that men decided

to incorporate the handkerchief into the clothing itself. Soon rich men and women alike were sporting enormously ruffled lace cuffs, which were used to attend to their toilette. While it sounds disgusting, it actually wasn’t that bad as the rich could afford to remove the cuffs on a daily basis. It all became a little too messy when the poor mimicked their betters and used their sleeves to wipe their noses. Thankfully, this period of fashion didn’t last too long and men – once the peacocks of the fashion world, began to wear more practical clothing, which included pockets, so hankies as we know them came back into fashion. While the designs shown here may be a little dated I still believe an appropriately styled hanky set would still be an acceptable addition to a gift for a child. In my book anything that encourages young children to blow their noses and not use their sleeve or sniff is a worthy investment.


Keeping a fine cutting edge By Michael hanrahan Back in the 50s and 60s books about escapes from prisoner of war camps were standard reading material for boys. I can recall reading in one of the way prisoners of war would sharpen their used razor blades on the inside of a drinking glass. It seemed an unlikely story and was dismissed, until this item came to light in the Museum’s collection. It is made from green coloured glass, and has on its base the words “Lillicrap’s Hone, Made in England”. The use of the word hone brought the POW story back to mind. A little research and it was proved correct. In the early 20th century Gillette designed and marketed the so called ‘safety razor’. They were popular, but their blades quickly became blunt, and were unable to be sharpened on the traditional leather strop in the same way as the old ‘cutthroat’ razors. Many people designed a variety of devices to sharpen safety razor blades, with varying degrees of success. About 1930 Joseph Lillicrap from Lancaster in England manufactured this device, which proved to be quite successful. While it would not bring a blade back to ‘as new’ it would

certainly sharpen it enough to give a good, clean shave. The glass the hone was made from was called uranium glass, as it contained uranium oxide. Wartime regulations caused a shortage of this material, in fact a shortage of most non-essential glassware, and production ceased about 1942. The hones were press moulded by Wood Brothers’ glass company of Barnsley, Yorkshire and were patented in many countries, including New Zealand. Whether uranium glass helped in the sharpening process is not known, but the hones do fluoresce under ultraviolet light, indicating the presence of uranium oxide.

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Drunk and in the media – now there’s nothing new! The issue of young people and alcohol in Ashburton is not new. More than a century ago youngsters, alcohol, and wildlife featured in a newspaper report in the Ashburton Guardian. The setting was the Ashburton Domain and the players in the story were the curator, Mr Young, a reporter from the newspaper and three children estimated to be between 10 and 13 years of age. It was 1905. As the men walked through the domain, their attention was drawn to the behaviour of two boys, “one of whom was pelting the swans with snowballs, while the other was rushing up and

down in an erratic fashion, uttering weird sounds and considerably frightening the ducks’’. Standing by was a girl with a perambulator. When the curator called out, the boy who was chasing the ducks “promptly took to his heels.’’ “He ran in a very peculiar fashion, swaying from side to side and occasionally stumbling’’ the article states. Fearing that the boy would fall into one of the ponds, the curator gave chase and caught him. The boy, who was about 10, seemed to be under the influence of liquor and said the oth-

er boy had given him wine to drink, out of a bottle, with the result that he was “shicker’’. He said the other boy and the girl had also been drinking the wine. He was conducted to the gates of the domain and told to run home. The curator and the reporter returned to the other boy, who was about 13, and the girl, who was about 12, and “an enquiry was then conducted into the case’’. The lad “absolutely denied giving the younger boy any wine at all, and denied that he had any of the wine himself ’’. He stated that the younger

boy had been drinking wine, and fell into one of the water races. The girl denied that she had any of the wine, or that she had seen any. The curator was not to be deterred from his investigation. The article notes that “the curator observed traces of wine on the boy’s lips, and accused him of lying, whereupon the boy admitted he had some of the wine, but stated that the younger boy brought the wine into the Domain.’’ The boy admitted the bottle was in the domain pavilion so the curator, the reporter and the boy went to the pavilion. There

“a whisky bottle with traces of wine in it was produced’’. The boy continued to protest his innocence in bringing the wine into the domain, pointing out that as his parents were Prohibitionists there was never any in their house. This seemed to satisfy the curator, for the boy was allowed to leave. However, the curator threatened that if the boy’s version of the matter proved to be untrue, “he would have him prosecuted’’. Both boys gave their names and addresses – which proved to be correct. No further mention was made of the girl.

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Blueblood backed, beaten Blueblood Belle Couture was unable to continue the family tradition of making a winning debut when making her first appearance at Bendigo. The sibling to Black Caviar and All Too Hard was sent out a hot favourite, but had to settle for second placing after having every chance in the hands of Damien Oliver. Trained by Danny O’Brien, Belle Couture was a $A2.6 million Inglis Easter purchase for the beleaguered syndicators BC3 Thoroughbreds. - APNZ

Confident filly in top shape Costa Viva has returned from her Group One-winning trip to Riccarton a much more assured filly and ready to continue her winning ways. “She has come on from that run and as you would expect she has certainly grown in confidence,” Te Akau Stables racing manager Jeff Dore said. Costa Viva was too good for

Bounding in the Gr.1 NZ 1000 Guineas and her lead-up form had also been immaculate. At her previous appearance she had beaten her stablemate and subsequent Gr.1 NZ 2000 Guineas runner-up Chambord in the Listed Ray Coupland Stakes. Trainer Jason Bridgman now has his sights set on the Gr.2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat

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Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day for the daughter of Encosta de Lago. “She had 10 days in the paddock (after Riccarton) and she’s come back really well,” Dore said. “She worked great with Aspen, who’s in the Guineas, on Saturday morning on the plough and they ran 1200 me-

tres in 1.15.2 and came home their final 600 in 34.7. “She’s a very adaptable sort of filly with a great action and she has grown in stature. She’s a sprinter-miler type, but Jason is thinking that if she runs a top race and it’s not a hard one then he could maybe look at the Royal Stakes (over 2000m).” - APNZ

Today at Cambridge Raceway

Harness Racing Waikato Inc Venue: Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 9, 10 and 11

1 12.50pm MITRE 10 MEGA CAMBRIDGE AMATEUR DRIVERS MBL PACE $5500, 4yo+ c1 to c3 +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 27x22 Steel The Light (1) fr ......................F Phelan 2 55422 Real Tidy (2) fr .........................D Blakemore 3 46325 Howzat (3) fr ................................. K Judson 4 9187P J J’s Flash (4) fr................... J Kriechbaumer 5 43246 Easy For Cullen (5) fr .................M Northcott 6 54264 Prime Legal (6) fr ..............................W Rich 7 98558 Millview Rachal (7) fr .....................S Yoakley 8 47474 Jonny Wilkinson (8) fr....................... T Vince 2 1.20pm CAMBRIDGE TAB HANDICAP TROT $6000, 5yo+ c2 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2700m 1 18180 McConway fr ................................ Scratched 2 4x448 Loki Brogden (U1) fr....................A Donnelly 3 60315 Silver Stream (1) 10 .................. J Abernethy 4 31771 Lotalov 30 .................................... Scratched 5 43975 Phoebe Gladiator (2) 20............D Alexander 6 00x16 Madisonz Luck (U1) 20 ......... A Poutama (J) 7 23458 Phoebe Revival (1) 30...................N Chilcott 8 41428 Sodeska (1) 30......................... M McKendry 3 1.50pm DUNSTAN MUSCLE’N SHINE MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m


1 500 Macks Boy (1) fr ............................. L Adams 2 26560 Smooth Delight (2) fr .....................Z Butcher 3 65270 No Apachemee (3) fr...................J Stormont 4 0773P Singer Su (4) fr............................. D Butcher 5 6 Classic Bet (5) fr ...........................N Chilcott 6 Sweet Ava (6) fr .................. S Abernethy (J) 7 329x4 Fake Ruler (7) fr ...........................M Teaz (J) 8 6977x Living By Chance (8) fr ..............P Ferguson 9 34 Strawberry Heart (21) fr ........... M McKendry 10 55556 Youbetteryoubet (22) fr ........... T Macfarlane 11 48 Acton Town (23) fr ........................ C Webber 12 79008 Lotta Bets (U1) fr....................... J Abernethy 4 2.20pm LAMP SPECIALISTS (1986) LTD HANDICAP PACE $7500, 4yo+ c4 & faster +claimer discrhcp pace, stand, 2700m 1 x1212 Mista Mara (1) fr........................... D Butcher 2 32138 Underwood Road (2) fr .....................L Hollis 3 12820 Carlos (1) 10 ........................ D Ferguson (J) 4 55840 Westburn Courage (2) 10..............Z Butcher 5 27114 Three Jewels (3) 10 ...........................A Neal 6 x9471 Spectactular (4) 10.....................P Ferguson 7 28706 Better To Be Bad (U1) 25 ..............P Butcher 5 2.50pm AUSTRALASIAN CLASSIC YEARLING SALE 17/2 HCP TROT $5500, 3yo+ c0 to c1 spechcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 29727 No Go Slow Briton (1) fr ................. G Martin 2 1 Any Old Way (2) 30 .......................... P Nairn 3 60090 Monk’s Gal (3) fr............................N Chilcott

SERIES HEAT 2 C0q, 457m 1 4F Thrilling James nwtd ....................... K Walsh 2 745 Honey Queen nwtd ...........................S Ross 3 2 Ambilight nwtd J & ..........................D Fahey 4 Director Vance nwtd W & ................T Steele 5 7 Cool Foot Luke nwtd .......................... J Foot 6 66326 Worth A Crack nwtd ..................... M J Lozell 7 3 Fortis Flier nwtd U & .........................Cottam

5 x9671 Lucky John (5) fr ...........................P Butcher 6 24277 Bettor Romance (6) fr ...................Z Butcher 7 50996 Mach Cruiser (7) fr ................... M McKendry 8 59613 Mullingar Mac (8) fr ................. B Butcher (J) 9 59815 Viewfield Apache (21) fr ........ A Poutama (J) 8 4.22pm FAIRVIEW MOTORS CAMBRIDGE F&M MBL PACE $5500, 3yo+ f&m c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 8406x Flyin Impact fr .............................. Scratched 2 53404 Simply Stunning (1) fr ............. T Macfarlane 3 63945 Vengeance (2) fr.............................. S Argue 4 Capital El (3) fr ...........................P Ferguson 5 83774 Yankee Brandy (4) fr .................... C Webber 6 75 Idealistic (5) fr ...........................D Alexander 7 6977x Living By Chance (6) fr .................P Butcher 8 75750 Shestherealdeal (7) fr ............... J Abernethy 9 4567 Cullect A Holiday (21) fr .................S Phelan 10 6 Classic Bet (22) fr .........................N Chilcott 11 146x Vibe (23) fr .....................................T Herlihy 12 Rompe Pelotas (24) fr ...............S McCaffrey 9 4.57pm GROUP ONE TURF BAR WAIKATO TROTTERS FLYING MILE $45,000, ffa mob. trot, mobile, 1609m 1 x3152 Realmein (1) fr ...............................S Phelan 2 1x1D1 Habibti (2) fr ....................................... D Butt 3 87356 Dr Hook (3) fr .................................T Herlihy 4 13000 Sovereignty (4) fr...................... M McKendry 5 26273 The Fiery Ginga (5) fr....................... A Clark 6 12324 Stent (6) fr ...................................C DeFilippi

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PACE $5500, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 8x632 Maloo (1) fr....................................P Butcher 2 95750 Aces N Eights (2) fr .......................N Chilcott 3 33425 Silent Night (3) fr ...........................T Mitchell 4 8649x Mister T (4) fr..............................P Ferguson 5 9331 Party Boy (5) fr ..................... D Ferguson (J) 6 58188 Aphelion (6) fr .............................. D Butcher 7 2x812 Flanyattice fr................................. Scratched 8 169 Prince Tudor (7) fr .........................Z Butcher 9 1851 Pontiac (21) fr.................................T Herlihy 10 1 Ideal Justice (22) fr ........................S Phelan 11 6.05pm MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HR WAIKATO JNR DRS MBL PACE $6000, 4yo+ mares c1 to c3 mob. pace jun.d, mobile, 1700m 1 80x39 Soul Hanover (1) fr ............... S McMullan (J) 2 15203 Kate Caterina (2) fr .....................A Grant (J) 3 44347 Shortys Desire (3) fr................ B Butcher (J) 4 7280x No Liability (4) fr ................... D Ferguson (J) 5 21384 Tactful Lady (5) fr .................. A Poutama (J) 6 x6771 Hot And Saucy (6) fr ................ D Branch (J) 7 23566 Pacific Rapture (7) fr ........... S Abernethy (J) LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway

Waikato And Districts Greyhound Racing Club Venue: 8 Loo Loo Blue nwtd ...........................L Ahern Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Dec 2013 NZ 9 665 Johnny Angel nwtd........................A Speight Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 10 7x Deposit Ted nwtd............................. T Green and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 3 12.35pm THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR SERIES 1 12.01pm TE AWAMUTU SELF STORAGE MAIDEN HEAT 1 C1q, 457m SERIES HEAT 1 C0q, 457m 1 32131 Rushin Doll nwtd .............................. S Clark 1 242 Sassy Road nwtd .......................D Schofield 2 1427x Zipping Reece nwtd .......................P Henley 2 85211 Christian Gray nwtd......................... T Green 3 42555 Cawbourne Penny nwtd ....................C Hore 3 82268 Obi Wan Kenobi nwtd............K Sutch-Jones 4 11 Really Clever nwtd ...........................L Ahern 4 Leroy Jethro nwtd W & ....................T Steele 5 51874 Paddy Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 5 54 Varga Frost nwtd ...........................A Speight 6 5x41 Cosmic Pirate nwtd .................... G Pomeroy 6 Wallace Lad nwtd .............................L Ahern 7 31552 This Time Pedro nwtd U & ................Cottam 7 Xtra Large nwtd................................ S Clark 8 46514 Madam Knocka nwtd ....................K Herbert 8 Midnight Loafa nwtd ................... W Toomath 9 72674 Legal Aid nwtd ............................... P Lowen 9 88x Bella Forza nwtd ......................... M O’Bryan 10 55786 Hit Boost 26.04 ...............................T Patton 10 7x Deposit Ted nwtd............................. T Green 4 1.05pm TE AWAMUTU SELF STORAGE MAIDEN


4 841x0 Sir George Grey (4) fr .................. D Butcher 5 0x384 Zimple (1) 30 ......................................L Neal 6 5522x Pretty Awesome (2) 30............M Pemberton 7 755x6 Jimmys Girl (3) 30 ........................ C Webber 8 12 Madam Simone (4) 30 ...................T Herlihy 9 81 Ma Cille (U1) 30 .........................P Ferguson 10 07309 Sunbird Bella (U2) 30........................D Balle 11 72765 Ella’s Speed (U3) 30 ........................G Robb 6 3.19pm ALEXANDRA RACING CLUB @ PIRONGIA DEC 26 MBL PACE $5500, 4yo+ c1, c2 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 90566 Motu Just In Time (1) fr ..............P Ferguson 2 55182 Lofty Brogden (2) fr ..........................G Robb 3 24176 Leroy Brogden (3) fr D Branch (J, ............Cl) 4 5x9F4 La Norvic De Milo (4) fr M Teaz (J,...........Cl) 5 76078 American Classic (5) fr......... D Ferguson (J) 6 72359 Jack Bates (6) fr ........................... D Butcher 7 1099x Bronze Ecstasy (7) fr .....................J I Dickie 8 401x0 Vote For Me (8) fr ........................C DeFilippi 9 22228 Kilkeel Lady (21) fr ........................Z Butcher 10 68813 Our Southern Man (U1) fr S Abernethy (J, Cl) 7 3.48pm CAMBRIDGE NEW WORLD MOBILE PACE $7000, c2 to c3, c4 & others with cond. +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 95578 Showmethemoneyhoney (1) fr .......S Phelan 2 34131 Liukin (2) fr ................................... D Butcher 3 43154 Bettabe Fast (3) fr ................ D Ferguson (J) 4 x5645 Masterful (4) fr............................P Ferguson

SERIES HEAT 3 C0q, 457m 1 4 Applause nwtd .................................L Ahern 2 7 Acapella nwtd................................... S Clark 3 Working It nwtd W &........................T Steele 4 55542 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 5 Nasty Bizo Boi nwtd ....................... P Lowen 6 Thrilling Dylan nwtd......................... K Walsh 7 15 Ramah Reason nwtd ...................... T Green 8 53637 Medicinal nwtd ..................................S Ross

9 88x Bella Forza nwtd ......................... M O’Bryan 10 665 Johnny Angel nwtd........................A Speight 5 1.35pm TE AWAMUTU SELF STORAGE MAIDEN SERIES HEAT 4 C0q, 457m 1 5F553 Larto nwtd .....................................A Cleaver 2 2 Token Kay nwtd J &.........................D Fahey 3 3 Looks All Good nwtd ........................L Ahern 4 Indefinite Order nwtd W & ...............T Steele 5 8 Doro Foot nwtd................................... J Foot 6 Cabman’s Flyer nwtd W & ...............T Steele 7 73853 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 8 Summit Rock nwtd ............................S Ross 9 7x Deposit Ted nwtd............................. T Green 10 665 Johnny Angel nwtd........................A Speight 6 2.05pm THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR SERIES HEAT 2 C1q, 457m 1 77752 Diva Rhode 25.83 W &....................T Steele 2 16728 Thrilling Rebel 26.04 ....................... T Green 3 15831 Pirate Lore nwtd ............................... S Clark 4 2771 Benghazi 26.13 .................................S Ross 5 112 Botany Junction nwtd ......................P Green 6 45171 Johnny Ritza nwtd............................L Ahern 7 43236 Hell Fire nwtd U & .............................Cottam 8 23318 Tamanuska 26.48............................ L Martin 9 54766 Hair He Is 25.95 ................................. R Udy

10 66787 Maggy Mae nwtd........................ G Pomeroy


HEAT 3 C1q, 457m 1 65245 Ten Point One nwtd ..........................P Taylor 2 12855 Pedro Force nwtd J & ......................D Fahey 3 12313 Andrew’s Osti 25.77 ..........................C Hore 4 47133 Toxic Revenge nwtd ......................A Speight 5 26632 Sydenham Opal nwtd G & .............. J Clarke 6 21283 Thrilling Bert nwtd ........................... K Walsh 7 35x22 Chevy Impala nwtd...........................L Ahern 8 54112 Jelly Gem nwtd U & ..........................Cottam 9 68785 Junior What nwtd ....................... G Pomeroy 10 55676 King’s Legacy nwtd B & ..................... Steele 8 3.05pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION WAIKATO CLASSIC HEAT 1 R/Aq, 457m 1 37135 Opawa Stretch nwtd J &..................D Fahey 2 51263 Blue And Curly nwtd ........................L Ahern 3 11111 Botany Downs 25.74 .......................P Green 4 21111 Thrilling Georga 25.76 .................... K Walsh 5 11364 Deanne’s Fantasy nwtd J &.............D Fahey 6 51258 Katcha Fire 25.86..............................B Craik 7 8x281 Mariah nwtd .....................................P Taylor 8 82252 Cawbourne Rave nwtd ......................C Hore 9 1341x Carat’s Prince nwtd J & ...................D Fahey 10 11 Really Clever nwtd ...........................L Ahern

9 3.33pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION WAIKATO CLASSIC HEAT 2 R/Aq, 457m 1 3125x Thrilling Brave 25.64 ....................... K Walsh 2 11155 Premier Osti 26.05 ............................C Hore 3 72132 Charley Farley 25.88 .............K Sutch-Jones 4 41311 Thrilling Butcha 25.51 ..................... K Walsh 5 11232 Bigtime Dasher nwtd ........................L Ahern 6 11111 False Notion nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 7 11211 Blitzing Mayhem 25.87 ..................... S Clark 8 11315 Opawa Colin nwtd J & .....................D Fahey Emergencies: 9 36223 What’s Up Gee nwtd ........................L Ahern 10 72674 Legal Aid nwtd ............................... P Lowen 10 4.05pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION WAIKATO CLASSIC HEAT 3 R/Aq, 457m 1 53223 Just Jordana 25.82 ...........................B Craik 2 48F27 Celestrial Magic nwtd J &................D Fahey 3 11454 Opawa Mez nwtd J & ......................D Fahey 4 25121 Thrilling Style 25.92 ........................ K Walsh 5 11213 Stay Young nwtd F & ......................Turnwald 6 12223 Thrilling Zoom 25.68 ....................... K Walsh 7 21122 Ngauruhoe nwtd G & ...................... J Clarke 8 41265 Laugh Like Santa nwtd ....................L Ahern 9 87214 Calm Nuska nwtd .......................M Mathews 10 55351 Check The Mail nwtd........................L Ahern

M10 Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway

Waikato And Districts Greyhound Racing Club Venue: 8 35152 Pink Bouquet nwtd .....................D Schofield 10 31182 Lochinvar Blaze 21.22................D Schofield Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Dec 2013 NZ 9 138x5 Koko Whiz nwtd..........................D Schofield 5 6.50pm DENIS COLE MEMORIAL WAIKATO SPRINT Meeting number: 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 10 47547 Thrilling Blitz 21.25........................... S Clark HEAT 3 C5q, 375m 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 3 5.50pm (NZT) WAIKATO CUP HEAT 2 C5q, 457m 1 13215 Allegro Star nwtd..............................L Ahern 9 and 10 1 22216 Piggy Back 25.27 ............................. S Clark 2 22656 Calamity Free 21.14 ...................D Schofield 1 4.40pm (NZT) WAIKATO CUP HEAT 1 C5q, 457m 2 57714 Homebush Chopper nwtd .........J McInerney 3 45616 Hajime 21.21 .................................P Cleaver 1 21212 Brighton Bullet nwtd J & ..................D Fahey 3 33871 Magic Fancy 26.18 .....................D Schofield 4 75463 Popstar Rocket nwtd .........................M Flipp 2 21117 Riley’s Mate 25.42............................ S Clark 4 25687 Spitfire Osti 25.67 .............................C Hore 5 2x822 Benny Rox nwtd .........................D Schofield 3 41518 Code Nine nwtd ................................B Craik 5 67482 Valain’s Flyer 25.61 .........................T Patton 6 86122 Explosive Osti 21.04 .........................C Hore 4 55227 Thrilling Charly 25.63 B & .................. Steele 6 43728 Speed Legend nwtd ....................B Hodgson 7 36628 Princely Dollar nwtd ..................J McInerney 5 11127 Rigs nwtd F &.................................Turnwald 7 16211 Jannik 25.75...............................D Schofield 8 22513 Thrilling Edge 20.98 ........................ K Walsh 6 12743 Lochinvar Brando 25.73 .............D Schofield 8 17314 Ate To Much nwtd F & ....................Turnwald 9 23572 Lord Will 21.07 ..................................C Hore 7 86765 David’s Osti 25.73 .............................C Hore 9 148x2 Thrilling Glory 25.58........................ K Walsh 10 27555 Bee Rabbit nwtd...............................L Ahern 8 45326 Indi Rhode 25.89 W & .....................T Steele 10 63542 Kiki Rhode 25.79 W & .....................T Steele 6 7.10pm GREYHOUNDS NORTH MAIDEN DISTANCE 9 26273 Ostis Experience 25.84 .....................C Hore 4 6.20pm (NZT) DENIS COLE MEMORIAL WAIKATO C0d, 650m 10 61165 Hands Off 25.75 .........................D Schofield SPRINT HEAT 2 C5q, 375m 1 73363 Wabi Sabi nwtd ............................... L Martin 2 5.16pm (NZT) DENIS COLE MEMORIAL WAIKATO 1 16126 Armed Forces 21.17 ........................L Ahern 2 77551 Indiana Izmir nwtd F & ...................Turnwald SPRINT HEAT 1 C5q, 375m 2 41117 Ibiza Fling 21.56.........................D Schofield 3 24142 King Lumpy nwtd F & .....................Turnwald 1 31613 Proven Shelly 21.52 .......................P Henley 3 15215 Aqua Wolf nwtd R & ....................N O’Regan 4 64532 Necter nwtd .................................B Hodgson 2 24377 Toi Shan 21.05 ...........................D Schofield 4 83711 Cawbourne Jock 21.04 .....................C Hore 5 31111 Mrs. Punting nwtd W & ....................T Steele 3 11111 Call Me Ralph 21.48 G & ................ J Clarke 5 47355 Eureka Izmir 21.17 F & ..................Turnwald 6 1343x Thrilling Olive nwtd.......................... K Walsh 4 58353 Life’s A Dream nwtd ..........................C Hore 6 16341 Kiwi Girl 21.16 B & ............................. Steele 7 37623 Billy Holmes nwtd G & .................... J Clarke 5 16122 Need To Chill nwtd F &...................Turnwald 7 56617 Fancy Idol nwtd ............................... K Walsh 8 53128 Phone Tap nwtd F & .......................Turnwald 6 62136 Sir Richie nwtd .................................L Ahern 8 13124 Follow Fame nwtd .............................M Flipp 9 46553 Home Brewer nwtd........................A Speight 7 75188 Senorita Chang 21.34 ...................... S Clark 9 11146 Viva Vane 21.01 ............................... S Clark 10 42555 Cawbourne Penny nwtd ....................C Hore


C2q, 375m 1 46842 Borasco 21.45 ................................. L Martin 2 84312 Rockin’ Rod 21.39 .......................... P Lowen 3 13262 Cawbourne Ignite 21.56 ....................C Hore 4 42438 Peno Boy 21.38 B & ........................... Steele 5 26434 Tenkay Down nwtd ....................J McInerney 6 31118 Valldemossa nwtd .............................M Flipp 7 12114 Lost in Light nwtd .............................L Ahern 8 221x2 Up There Herbie nwtd ....................P Henley 9 61567 Sydilicious nwtd ................................. R Udy 10 63646 Opawa Johnny 21.59 ...................R McPhee 8 7.46pm AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSORIES STAKES C4, 457m 1 24434 Magico 25.81 .................................. L Martin 2 148x2 Thrilling Glory 25.58........................ K Walsh 3 61165 Hands Off 25.75 .........................D Schofield 4 26273 Ostis Experience 25.84 .....................C Hore 5 25861 Ninjago 25.93 ................................... S Clark 6 12338 Ghost Writer 25.68 ............................S Ross 7 58472 El Jetta 26.29 ...................................L Ahern 8 33421 Gundabooka 25.89 ......................... K Walsh 9 55735 Homebush Violet nwtd ..............J McInerney 10 63542 Kiki Rhode 25.79 W & .....................T Steele 9 8.05pm ALL SEW EMBROIDERY SERIES HEAT 2

C2q, 375m 1 41125 Endorse nwtd .............................D Schofield 2 21211 Rotovegas Dot 21.24 ......................S Payne 3 x5321 Mildred Lillian nwtd ...........................M Flipp 4 63225 Gem’s Conquest nwtd ........................ R Udy 5 47173 On The House nwtd B & .................... Steele 6 35422 Bigtime Chip nwtd ............................L Ahern 7 66751 Very Chilly 21.75 ........................M Mathews 8 61562 Shelby King nwtd ............................ T Green 9 41246 Teegz nwtd ................................ A Lawrence 10 86467 Queen Rowdy nwtd..........................P Taylor 10 8.23pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION STAKES C3, 457m 1 74373 Thrilling Tremor 25.62 B &.................. Steele 2 13776 Kaiser Max 26.38 ............................. S Clark 3 25522 Threat nwtd W & .............................T Steele 4 17718 Thou Romeo nwtd............................ S Clark 5 51867 Par nwtd B & ...................................... Steele 6 63585 Lochinvar Sonic nwtd .................D Schofield 7 43447 Trilise 25.59 ............................... A Lawrence 8 71616 Botany Dave nwtd .....................J McInerney 9 44664 Feel The Vibe 25.60 ...................D Schofield 10 31764 Coal Sack 25.86........................ A Lawrence LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Sport retrospect

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

August 2013

Ashburton Guardian 21 Tevita Tupou congratulates try-scorer Logan Bonnington in Mid Canterbury’s 31-12 win over Poverty Bay in the Heartland rugby Championships.

Above: Ashburton Boxing Club judge Des O’Grady decided that after 50 years of judging fights it was as “good a time as any” to call it quits at the club’s annual fight night. Photo Jonathan Leask 160813-JL- 008

Below: United’s Hannah Blair pulls in the pass with College A and former Silver Fern Angela Mitchell outstretched for the attempted interception in the premier netball match. Photo JosePh Johnson 100813-JJ-020

Photo kirsty CLay 030813-kC-031

Photo JosePh Johnson 240813-JJ-004

Above: Kendall Sparrow and Greg Feutz (left) and Emma Sloss and Donna Brown take a break between rallies in their respective A grade semifinal matches at the Mid Canterbury Squash annual championships.

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Right: Methven Internationals Stan Duperray and Colin MacDonald celebrate a goal in a 9-3 win over Selwyn United in Methven. Methven International lost their opening game of the season before a 16-game winning streak only to lose their final game of the season.

Photo JosePh Johnson 100813-JJ-012

Left: Wakanui Black captain Daniel Lovett with the Walker and Hall Shield Trophy that his side won for a third straight season with a 3-0 win over Northern Hearts in the Mid-South Canterbury men’s hockey final in Timaru. Right: Rakaia celebrate winning the 2013 Watters Cup after they held their nerve and defended a last minute Methven onslaught to win the final 13-9. Photo JosePh Johnson 250813-JJ-034

Photo kirsty CLay 030813-kC-344

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Sport 22 Ashburton Guardian


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Daily Events

Results ■ Bowls

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MSA Bowling Club Half Day Triples Results 20th December 1st M. Smallridge, P. Whinham , G. Sparks, 3 wins 20 ends 39 points. 2nd R. Anstiss, H. Goodhall, M. Goodhall, 3 wins 16 ends 26 points. 3rd P. Collins, O. Collins, B. Wade 3 wins 14 ends 19 points Ditch to Ditch sponsored by Ashburton Liquor Centre: 1st T. Watson 2nd H. Goodhall Raffle Result: 1st J. Sclater 2nd M. Eder, 3rd N. Bishop

■ Golf Mayfield Mens 7/12/2013 Bisque Par  Round  0-13: J Alan 4 up, T Kingsbury 3 up, A Dixon 3 up. 14-36: J low 9 up, B Alan 7 up, K Young 5 up, C Bryant 5 up, P Mc Lauchlan 5 up. Ladies; M Read 10 up.   Nearest the pins: Aon No 2 not struck;  Bayles No 11 C Chase; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5 C Chase;  ANZ No 14 J Low; ATS 9 & 18 T Kingsbury. Eagle B Allan No 3; Nett Eagle No 17 T Hoban Ashvagas Player of the Day; J Low and M Read.

Tinwald Golf Club December 21st 2nd round Summer Trophies and Championships Men: 0-14: Ryan Ford 65, Greg Hubbard 67 b/l. 15-21: Brent Kirdy 58, Richie Watson 64 b/l. 19 plus: Alan Lilley 63, Lindsay Jackson 66 b/l. Women: Leen Bell 67 . Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Leen Bell. Gluyas Ford # 6; Bryan McFarlane .Bedrock bar and Stonegrill # 12; Dave Cockburn. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Leen Bell. Two’s: Brent Kirdy, Alan Lilley, Dave Cockburn. Net eagle; # 7 Lindsay Jackson

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■ Rifle shooting Ashburton District Rifle Club

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500 yards, 22 December Peter Newman 50.3, 50.6, 100.9, John Snowden 49.5, 48.6, 97.11, Brian Hawksby 47.6, 49.4, 96.10, Tim Webb 48.4, 48.6, 96.10, Andrew Orr 47.2, 48.3, 95.5, Coby Snowden 49.2, 46.2, 95.4, John Fleming 48.3, 43.2, 91.5, Bryan Hunter 46.1, 44.2, 90.3, John Miller 49.2, 40.1, 89.3, Murray Cook 48.2, 40, 88.2, Sandy Collett 48.4, Graham Hunter 46.1, Chrissie Miller 41.2.



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Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre Holiday Classic Cotula Cup Draw        To be played Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December at Ashburton Bowling Club. Dress Code: Whites, Club or team uniforms may be worn. Start time Saturday 28th: 9.30am The following Skips have entered teams in the above tournament: Heather Goodall, Boyd Marsh, Michael Lawson, Alan Hill, Brent Mayson, Graeme Bishop, Wendy Watson, Alistair Mackenzie, Graham Taylor, Dave Muir, Diane Gutberlet, Ron Cockburn, Mary Clarke, Jo Ryk Some lunches available at the club. Morning and Afternoon tea provided as part of entry fee. Match Convenors: Diane Gutberlet 308 8826, and Wendy Suttie 3082085

■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club Saturday 28th - Drawn partner South African Stableford Draw for a drawn partner South African Stableford 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


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Tinwald Golf Club Bear Raffle Drawn under Police Supervision on 23/12/2013. Winner: Theresa Kortegast.

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NOMINATIONS RECEIVED As a result of an extra-ordinary vacancy, notice is given under section 65 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the following person has been duly nominated as a candidate for: Methven Community Board (1 vacancy) LOCK, Sarah As the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies, Sarah LOCK is declared duly elected to the Methven Community Board. Dated at Ashburton, 17 December 2013 Dale Ofsoske Electoral Officer Independent Election Services Ltd for Ashburton District Council

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Daily Events Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Street.

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

Church, stories, songs, crafts, fun. Everyone welcome. 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

Christmas Service at the church Greenstreet Staveley Road. 8.30pm ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Christmas Eve service, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street.

1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

7.00pm LAGMHOR COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE. Christmas Eve service at the Lagmhor church, all welcome.

6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Family Christmas Messy

8.00pm GREENSTREET COMMUNITY CHURCH. Greenstreet Country


CHURCH. Christmas Day Service, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street.



PARISH. Christmas music with Rev Tevita Taufalele, Baring Square East Church lounge.

9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Christmas Day celebration (shorter service) 48 Allens Rd, Allenton.


New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

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

POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION

1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 1.00pm - 3.00pm


Dogs make great companions and will be a life-long friend. This time of year many people look at bringing a dog into their life. Please remember that dog ownership comes with responsibilities. To find out more visit the Council website.

11.15pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Christmas Eve candlelight service, come at 11.00pm for a Christmas supper.



SHIFTING sale Free Free Free Plenty of free things left, workshop to be empty soon. Daily from 10am. Clyde Cook AFM Ltd (just behind Placemakers) 117 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton.

East Street Pharmacy, East Street, Ashburton, will be open from 10am - 12

HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring noon Wed 25th, from 10am - 12 noon Thu 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health Advice. 26th, and from 6pm - 7pm both evenings. DUTY DOCTORS HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS This service is for EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE ONLY. Please remember your Community Services Card. Emergency phone until 8am Tuesday - 0800 700 155. Sealy Street Medical Centre, Sealy Street, Ashburton, will be the duty practice for Wed 25th until 8am Thu 26th. They will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm both days. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 1212. Tinwald Medical Centre, Main South Road, Tinwald, will be the duty practice for Thu 26th until 8am Fri 27th. They will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm both days. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 6565.

ASHBURTON HOSPITAL GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 7.30pm Children must be accompanied by an adult. CHALMERS WARD - (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. -Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, -unrestricted visiting.

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for general and emergency dentistry, 9am-5pm on 03 928 2495. For after hours trauma ring Christchurch Hospital Dental Department on 03 364 0250.


Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or visit for more information.


ASHBURTON MUSEUM Closed Statutory Holidays.


WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm.


Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. Weekends 1pm – 7pm


ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm POST DELIVERY CENTRES Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm

- 24 hour service


WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Keeley: 308 4432 or 0274 342 646


Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350


VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 03 308 2321 1 Smallbone Dr, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am-12 noon. 24-hour weekend SAFE CARE - 24 hr Rape and Sexual emergencies: Large: Kate Foxcroft, Andrew Assault Crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791 Robinson. Small: Neroli Wall. VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 027 683 8111, 24 hr - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 149 Cameron St, Ashburton: The duty ASHBURTON REST HOMES 846) - Direct dials to a volunteer. vet for emergencies this weekend is: Ben COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, Hallenstein. Full emergency service all unrestricted visiting. 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a weekend. METHVEN & RAKAIA AREA INFORMATION CENTRES CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted message. For weekend doctor and emergency details CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, ASHBURTON Closed Public Holidays. visiting. ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE please telephone the Rakaia Medical Centre, West Street Clinic, Main Rd, Methven. METHVEN - Closed Public Holidays. PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted Call us free on (0800 787 797). ph 303 5002. Saturday clinic: 9am-12 noon. Weekend visiting. BUS DEPARTURES Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days. emergencies: Steve Williams. Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. provide an accident and emergency service. EMERGENCY DENTIST LIFELINE - Toll-Free: 0800 353 353 CARE VETS - Ph 03 308 2327, 246 Tancred Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. Dr Justin Wall, phone 027 2011 193 Except in cases of emergency persons Street. Saturday clinic: 10am - 2pm. Weekend BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. between 9am-10.30am both days, by OMMUNITY ERVICES requiring medical attention must consult emergencies: Refer Vet Ent. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. appointment only. Please contact your local their own or the duty general practitioner. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 03 dentist on all non-statutory days: Ashburton ART GALLERY Persons subsequently requiring treatment Closed Public Holidays. NIMAL ERVICES 307 5195, Cnr East St & Smithfield Rd, Dental Centre-308 1953. Dentistry on at Ashburton Hospital must have a general Park Side-308 7472. Rumping Dental Ashburton. Saturday clinic 9am-12 noon. ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DOG, STOCK & NOISE practitioners. Surgery-308 5248 or G&E Dental in Weekend emergencies: Large: Olivia Sutlon, CONTROL Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday: Hornby, open daily including public holidays Small: Kasia Chapman-Labecka. PHARMACIES 10:00am - 1:00pm - Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team.





Puzzles 24

Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, December 24, 2013



ACROSS 1. Public space or garden for the ordinary (6) 4. Called for half of Easter to be spent by sea off Nice (6) 9. One is insensible of aura, given new twist (7) 10. How potter will make things worth reassembling (5) 11. Castor or Pollux may link one town with another (4) 12. To have a meal one found in the end to be wrong (4) 13. To go in for slalom and perhaps risk losing lead (3) 15. Old, mature area with no clear-cut distinctions (4) 16. Bang one’s toe, and top of shin, on the bath (4) 19. Vessel one will leave in the street without a top to it (3) 21. Quickly went and created rent (4) 22. It’s short for a dog, the first terrier (4) 24. Organised campaign for home approach? (5) 25. Coal transporter one will send to the bottom (7) 26. Put oil and vinegar on celery finally well turned out (6) 27. A bird will knock it back with the rubbish (6)










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DOWN 1. Dom created nun, orders being revoked thereby (13) 2. Men gain a new sort of significance (7) 3. Stone work is only half genuine (4) 5. Earnest plea or yen to treat it otherwise (8) 6. Signs for currency used abroad (5) 7. Where in London Town red gent is to get sorted out (7,6) 8. The terms of reference say: Send the money! (5)

14. Don’t take so much time off if you’re fidgety (8) 17. To storm and rage and make about fifty brutes scatter (7) 18. It’s obscene, this sort of profit! (5) 20. Chef in kitchen takes back what he uses in it (5) 23. Father is about to take up with Mother two-thirds dormant (4)


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

19 21


QUICK ACROSS 6. Writer (6) 7. Move slowly (6) 10. Berate (7) 11. Bitter or pungent (5) 12. Not any (4) 13. Trap (5) 16. Reluctant (5) 17. Circle of light (4) 20. Happen (5) 21. Bullfighter (7) 22. Irritable (6) 23. Pillar (6)

DOWN 1. Failing to reach a target (7,5) 2. Staying power (7) 3. Dependable (5) 4. Grisly (7) 5. Decorate (5) 8. Attempting (12) 9. Previously (2,3,4) 14. Quarters (7) 15. Tough guy (4,3) 18. Severe (5) 19. Wooden seat (5)



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CRYPTIC Across 1. Mistaken 7. Death 8. Rescind 9. Unfurls 10. Ever 12. Execute 14. Mistral 17. Love 18. Curtain 21. Drivers 22. Expel 23. Idolised Down 1. Murder 2. Suspects 3. Avid 4. Endure 5. Fair 6. Chaste 7. Deflect 11. Curtail 13. Uncovers 14. Mocked 15. Landed 16. Sensed 19. Ripe 20. Bill

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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) At a time of year when you should be taking your professional hat off and getting into the Christmas spirit, professional forces aren’t ready to let go. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Whether your working year has ended or even if you’re working through the holiday period, this is a chance today to go off script and escape. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) The stars take the pressure off your relationships at what can be a stressful time, yet leave you with the means to keep the communication lines open. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Use your discretion today, for while it might feel better for you to get unsaid words off your chest it is sometimes better to be silent. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Whether you’re on holiday, finishing today or even if you’re working through the holidays, keep your work hat on to some degree. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Whether it’s an intuitive read on people or situations or just a chance to let your imagination run wild, trust what a natural sixth sense is telling you. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Savour those moments where you can chill out or where you can take time out to smell the coffee and avoid all the Christmas hype. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) No matter how busy you are, make time to catch up with friends, stop and talk or to practice random acts of kindness, with the spirit of generosity. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Today’s stars will highlight work/life balance issues, but also where you don’t have the right amount of give and take or compromise. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) This is a day for giving thanks for the year that’s been and the journey you’ve been on, focusing on wisdom and experience gained. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With your financial instincts sharp you’ll find it easier to spot a bargain and discern whether you really need or just want something. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) For the first time since 1993 you’ll have a chance to take your professional hat off over Christmas and the holiday period, with a chance to exhale.

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PROTECTION REQUIRED Even on cloudy days Data provided by NIWA


NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

30 to 59 fog

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains



60 plus



FZL: 3000m

Rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls about the main divide. Scattered lighter rain further east in the morning, clearing during the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: Gale NW 75 km/h changing SW and easing at night. Wind at 2000m: Severe gale NW 120 km/h, changing SW and easing at night.


THURSDAY Cloudy, with rain. Southeasterlies easing.


A few showers, northeasterlies.

Tuesday 9 noon 3






few showers



few showers



Showers clearing, northeasterlies.






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

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

4 11 13 20 1 23 14 24 7 11 5 12 0 23 10

New York Paris Perth Rarotonga Rome San Francisco Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Washington Zurich

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

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9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Thursday 9 noon 3


9 pm

9:36 3:53 10:03 4:10 10:25 4:43 10:52 5:00 11:16 5:32 11:42 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 5:48 am Set 9:17 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 5:48 am Set 9:17 pm


Fair fishing

Rise 12:14 am Set 12:06 pm

Rise 12:41 am Set 1:07 pm

26 Dec 2:49 am

2 Jan 12:15 am

Last quarter

©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

New moon

Rise 5:49 am Set 9:17 pm

Fair fishing


Rise 1:09 am Set 2:10 pm

First quarter

8 Jan

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

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

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3 12 30 29 16 18 5 28 5 23 17 21 11 6 10

River Levels

4:41 pm

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


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 163.4 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 9:30 am, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 12:00 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 18.5 21.3 Max to 4pm 5.5 Minimum 0.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm December to date 42.2 Avg Dec to date 43 2013 to date 800.4 680 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 17 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 35 Time of gust 2:15pm

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ashburton Guardian 25


MATTINGLEY, Ken – WOLFREYS, Arthur – On December 23, 2013, A little gift box filled with love Was just returned to me Peacefully at home. Dearly And it showed how loved husband of Wilma. much you really cared Loved and loving father and When words of love father in law of Lynda and could never be Steve, Lester and Lucy, Colin I somehow knew and Heather, Jo and Paul. that way down deep Loved grandfather of You truly loved us all Rebecca, Melany, Hannah, But feel so sad we Jack, Tess, Lewis, Caleb, didn’t know for sure Sam and Finn. Funeral Until your curtain call details to follow. ‘Tis true I smiled up at you Paterson’s Funeral When first I saw your face Services For it was not wind nor belly ache Please note all late death But just a baby’s grace notices or notices sent outSo I hope you saw side ordinary office hours me smile again must be emailed to: And didn’t see I cried When I held your hand to ensure publication. and sang to you During office hours notices The night before you died may also be sent to: Love you, respect you and will miss you always – your Any queries daughter Shirl. please contact 0800 MATTINGLEY, Kenneth ASHBURTON (Ken) – (0800-274-287). Loved brother-in-law of Joan and the late Russell Barr, Albert and the late Olive Fleet, the late Ngaire and the late George Banks, Barbara and Bruce McLauchlan. The late Mervyn and the late Kay Fleet, the late Charlie and Gay Fleet, Velma and Mike Sammartino. The late Judy Canterbury owned, Weily, Alison and Ross locally operated Robinson. Ian and Ann Fleet. Shona and the late Ron Patersons Pauline and Funeral Services Delamare. Rodger Whinham. Toni and David Gray. and Ashburton

to 4pm yesterday


Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

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Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday

Canterbury Readings



mainly fine

23 23 26 22 20 22 23 19 24 25 20 21 20

Palmerston North few showers

Showers about the Divide becoming widespread in the morning. Wind at 1000m: S 30 km/h developing. Wind at 2000m: SW rising to 60 km/h.




Forecasts for today

13 8 17 6 20 23 7 15 10 23 25 17 2 3 6


few showers


Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing 6


Mainly fine. Northerlies.

World Weather

m am 3 3

mainly fine


FZL: 2800m





Showers easing. Southerlies dying out.

Mostly cloudy, patchy rain. Easterlies.

overnight max low



Mainly fine at first, showers and southerlies spreading north during the morning.

fine rain fine cloudy fine fine fine fog fine rain thunder rain fine fine cloudy

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country

High cloud, with patchy morning rain. Fine spells developing in the afternoon, with the chance of a shower south of Ashburton. Fresh northeasterlies, turning gusty northwest in the afternoon.

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


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A complex low to the east of the South Island moves slowly north. Tomorrow, Christmas day, a front moves over the North Island in the morning, followed by a southwest flow, and the flow turns easterly over the South Island. A ridge builds to the southeast of the country on Thursday.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Family Notices



FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, patchy rain. Easterlies. MAX

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THURSDAY: Cloudy, with rain. Southeasterlies easing.




TOMORROW: Showers and SW developing in the morning.








TODAY: Morning rain, then increasing fine spells. NE turns NW.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

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Television 26 Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 TV ONE

©TVNZ 2013

6am 60 Minute Makeover 3 7am Dickinson’s Real Deal 3 8am Cowboy Builders 3 0 9am Infomercials 9:30 The Chase 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 Infomercials Noon The Inspectors PGR 3 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Cameron tries to appease Chas; Bob is unimpressed; Belle feels like everyone is against her. 0 1:30 House Guest 3 2pm Come Dine With Me 3 0 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 4:25 Ellen With guest Katy Perry. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 7pm Border Patrol (Starting Today) 3 0 7:30 Tricked PGR 0 8:30 M You’ve Got Mail 1998 Romance. Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks. 0 10:55 Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special 3 Geraldine has received several invitations to Christmas dinner, and is too kind-hearted to let anyone down. 0 11:55 M Seven Pounds AO 2008 Drama. Will Smith, Rosario Dawson. 0 2am M Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street AO 2007 Crime. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter. 0 4am M Silk AO 2007 Drama. Keira Knightley, Kenneth Welsh.

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 M Lovely And Amazing PGR 2001 Comedy Drama. Emily Mortimer, Brenda Blethyn, Raven Goodwin, Catherine Keener. 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 9:30 International Open House 10pm West End Salvage 10:30 School Of Comedy AO 11pm Auction Hunters 11:30 Gator Boys


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


©TVNZ 2013


6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:45 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:10 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 3 0 8:35 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 Noon Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 12:30 The Celebrity Apprentice PGR 3 2:30 Wipeout Deck The Balls 0 3:25 M The Mistle-Tones 2012 Family Musical. Tori Spelling. 0 5:10 M Shrek 2 2004 Animated. Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. 0 7pm M Disney’s A Christmas Carol PGR 2009 Animated. Voices of Jim Carrey. 0 8:55 M Ghosts of Girlfriends Past AO 2009 Romantic Comedy. A bachelor is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother’s wedding. Matthew McConaughey. 0 10:55 M Sleepless in Seattle PGR 1993 Romantic Comedy. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan. 0

6am Infomercials 7am What’s Really In Our Food? 30 7:30 The Kitchen Job 3 0 8:25 Infomercials 10:25 The Shopping Channel 11:25 Entertainment Tonight 3 11:55 Would I Lie To You? PGR 3 0 12:25 F Tricky Business PGR 3 0 1:25 The Block NZ 3 0 2:25 The Block NZ 3 0 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Sofia Vergara styles audience members; Dwyane Wade talks about his game; Josh Radnor makes an appearance. 4:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house, including the live nominations. 6pm 3 News

12:55 M Runaway Bride PGR 1999 Comedy. Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo. 0 2:55 M Desperately Seeking Santa PGR 2011 Comedy. Laura Vandervoort, Nick Zano. 0 4:25 M Dear Santa 2011 Drama. 0

11:45 The Good Wife AO 12:30 Big Brother Australia 1:15 M Southland Tales AO 3 2006 Sci-fi Thriller. A futuristic Los Angeles, on July 4, stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. 4am M Double Bill 3 2003 Drama. 5:30 Joyce Meyer


6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:25 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:50 Monsuno 3 8:15 Chuggington 3 8:25 Franklin And Friends 3 8:50 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 3 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Wonder Pets 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:25 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:50 Beyblade Shogun 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 M Charlie’s Angels PGR 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR 2000 Action. Finch tries to hijack a Three elite investigators track surveillance videotape of down a kidnapped computer him and Jack’s nanny in a ace. compromising position. 0 Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Drew 7:30 Hot Set PGR Barrymore. 0 8:30 M The Nutty Professor 9:05 M Notting Hill AO 3 AO 3 1996 Comedy. A grossly 1999 Comedy. The life of a overweight professor tests bookshop owner is turned a special weight-reducing around when a beautiful formula, with drastic results. celebrity walks into his shop. Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. 0 Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant. 0 10:30 NYC 22 AO 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 11:55 The Edge On Four 3 A live stream of The Edge radio station.



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 2:05 Beauty And The Beast PGR 3 About to meet Cat, Vincent blacks out; confused by being stood up, Cat becomes increasingly drawn to Evan after he makes his affections apparent. 3:05 Better Homes And Gardens 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 Best of QI PGR 3 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 Current affairs from New Zealand and around the world. 8:30 Top Gear UK 2011 Christmas Special PGR 3 Clarkson, Hammond, and May go on a trade mission to India, where, equipped with three old British cars, they set off on a road trip. 10:30 Best of QI AO 3 11:10 The Late Show With David Letterman 12:05 Grumpy Guide To Christmas PGR 3 1:05 M Emma PGR 3 1996 Romantic Comedy. Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette. 3:10 The Year The Earth Went Wild PGR 3 4:05 Harry’s Arctic Heroes PGR 3 (Part 1)

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 (Starting Today) 32 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu (Starting Today) 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 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI – New York MV 12:30 Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 1:30 Numb3rs MV 2:20 CSI – Miami MV 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm 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 Modern Family Marathon PGL 10:30 M The Corruptor 18V 1998 Action.


6am Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Third Test, Day Five. 6:30 The Cricket Show 7am Cricket – International (Highlights) 7:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) 8am Football – Valais Cup (Replay) 10am Weight Of A Nation Noon Fishing Show 12:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 1pm Football League Show 1:30 Football – A-League Highlights Show 2pm L Ice Hockey – NHL Nashville v Boston Bruins. From Bridestone Arena. 5pm Bowls – New Zealand Open (Highlights) 6:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 7pm Football – Arsenal TV Arsenal v Chelsea. 10pm Football League Show Highlights from the latest games in every division. 10:30 A-League Show (Highlights)

11pm Ice Hockey – NHL (Replay) Nashville v Boston Bruins. 1am Football – A-League (Replay) Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC. 3am Football – A-League (Replay) 5am Football League Show 5:30 Football – A-League Highlights

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Journey To The West 3 8:30 Hotere 3 2001 10pm N Both Worlds AO A dynamic collection of surprising, funny and poignant personal stories of Kiwis with a foot in Both Worlds. 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 Crimes That Shook The World 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 Kings PG 11pm I Was Murdered M 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M


Midnight True Crime With 12:35 The Pretender PG 1:25 CSI Aphrodite Jones PG 1am Auction – Miami MV 2:20 Modern Family Kings PG 1:30 World’s Top Five Marathon PGL 4:45 The Pretender PG 2:30 Aeroplane Repo PG 3:30 PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Ghost Lab PG 5:30 Time Warp PG Videos PG

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 8:55pm on TV2

MOVIES PREMIERE 6:15 The Night Before The Night Before Christmas PG 2010 Family Fantasy. 7:45 The Making Of The Bourne Legacy MV 8:10 Queen Sized PGL 2008 Drama. 9:40 Wanderlust 16LS 2012 Comedy. 11:20 The House At The End Of The Street AO 2012 Horror. 1pm Nitro Circus – The Movie MC 2012 Action. 2:35 The Night Before The Night Before Christmas PG 2010 Family Fantasy. 4:05 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. 5:35 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. 7pm Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 8:30 A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas 16VLS 2011 Comedy. 10:05 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action. 11:50 51 18V 2011 Horror.


1:20 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. 2:50 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. 4:10 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 5:40 A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas 16VLS 2011 Comedy.

Top Gear UK 2011 Christmas Special, 8:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS 6:35 Biography – Jim Carrey PG Documentary. 7:25 Me, Myself And Irene MC 2000 Comedy. Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Chris Cooper. 9:20 O Brother, Where Art Thou? MV 2000 Comedy. John Turturro, George Clooney. 11:10 Eastern Promises 18VS 2007 Drama. Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen. 12:50 The Fugitive MV 1993 Action. Tommy Lee Jones, Harrison Ford. 3pm Me, Myself And Irene MC 2000 Comedy. Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Chris Cooper. 4:55 I Am Legend MV 2007 Drama. 6:35 High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. 8:30 Down With Love MS 2003 Romantic Comedy. 10:15 The Chronicles Of Riddick MV 2004 Action.

6am Bowls – New Zealand Open (Highlights) Women’s Singles. From Henderson Bowls Club in Auckland. 7:30 Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Third Test, Day Five. Coverage of the last two hours of play from Seddon Park in Hamilton. 9:30 The Cricket Show 10am Football – A-League (Replay) Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners. From Pirtek Stadium in Sydney. Noon Football – A-League (Replay) Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 2pm Football – Spurs TV Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur. 5pm Ping Pong – World Championship (Highlights) From Paris, France. 6pm Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Third Test, Day Five. Coverage of the last two hours of play from Seddon Park in Hamilton. 8pm The Cricket Show 8:30 Fight Night Darren Barker v Felix Sturm. 10:30 UFC On Fox (Replay) Johnson v Benavidez. From Sleep Train Arena in Sacremento, California.


12:30 Arena Access 1am Darts – World Championships (Replay) Day 11. CHRISTMAS DAY From Alexandra Palace in London, 12:10 Across The Universe MVLS England. 2007 Drama. 2:20 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG Documentary. 5am Ping Pong – World 3:50 High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. Championship (Highlights) From 5:45 I Am Legend MV 2007 Drama. Paris, France.

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6am Mucking In 3 0 6:50 Tagata Pasifika 7:20 Carols In The Caves 0 8:20 Praise Be 8:50 Celtic Thunder – Christmas Special 9:45 Ellen 3 10:30 House Gift Christmas Special 11:25 Come Dine With Me Omnibus 1:20 M City Of Angels AO 1998 Romantic Drama. Meg Ryan, Nicholas Cage, Dennis Franz. 0 3:20 May The Best House Win Christmas Special 4:10 Te Karere 2 4:35 M March Of The Penguins 2005 Family Documentary. 0 6pm One News 0 6:50 HM The Queen’s Christmas Message 2013 0 7pm Miranda PGR 3 0 7:30 Royal Variety Performance 2013 Performers from around the world gather to entertain Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, including Dame Edna Everage, Jesse J, Gary Barlow, Jimmy Carr and more. 0 9:50 M The Bucket List AO 2007 Comedy. Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman. 0 11:30 Vicar Of Dibley Christmas Special 3 0 12:10 M Best In Show AO 2000 Comedy. Eugene Levy. 0 1:45 M Alexander AO 2004 Drama. Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins. 0 4:45 The Jonathan Ross Show PGR 3 0 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0


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6am Mike The Knight 3 0 6:10 Handy Manny 3 0 6:35 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 7am Fish Hooks 3 0 7:25 Stitch! 3 0 7:45 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 8:10 Rated A For Awesome 0 8:35 The League Of Super Evil 3 0 9am SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 9:25 Angry Birds Specials 3 0 9:27 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 9:30 M I’ll Be Home For Christmas PGR 1998 Family Comedy. 0 11am M The Neverending Story PGR 1984 Fantasy. 12:35 M Hook PGR 1991 Family fantasy. 0 3pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 3:25 The Middle 0 3:50 M Freaky Friday 2003 Comedy Drama. 0 5:25 M A Bug’s Life 1998 Animated. 0

6am Christmas In The Park 3 7:10 M Mamma Mia 3 2008 Comedy Musical. The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father, told using hit songs by Abba. 0 9am M My Wedding And Other Secrets PGR 3 2010 Romantic Comedy. A young couple must overcome the expectations of the wife’s parents to bring happiness to themselves and those around them. 0 10:25 M Making Mr Right PGR 3 2008 Romantic Comedy. 11:50 M Jane Eyre PGR 2011 Drama. 0 1:50 The Block NZ 3 0 2:45 The Block NZ 3 0 3:35 Entertainment Tonight 3 4pm The Queen Latifah Show 4:45 Big Brother Australia 6pm 3 News

7pm M Alice in Wonderland PGR 2010 Adventure. Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska. 0 8:50 M Life As We Know It AO 2010 Comedy. Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel. 0 10:45 M The Wedding Singer AO 1998 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert. 0

7pm M Charlie’s Angels – Full Throttle PGR 2003 Action. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu. 8:45 The Graham Norton Show AO 3 9:30 Would I Lie to You? UK AO 10pm M New in Town AO 3 2009 Romantic Comedy. Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick jr. 0

12:25 M The Accidental Husband AO 2008 Comedy. Uma Thurman, Colin Firth. 0 2am Cougar Town Marathon PGR 0

11:35 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 3 0 12:20 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials



6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV Christmas Special 00 8am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 8:25 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 8:45 Scaredy Squirrel 3 9:10 Franklin And Friends 3 9:35 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:45 Bob The Builder 3 9:55 Thomas And Friends 3 10:05 Peppa Pig 3 10:15 Wonder Pets 3 10:40 Elmo Saves Christmas 00 11:35 Dora The Explorer 3 Noon Barney And Friends 3 12:25 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 12:35 Humf 3 12:45 Rocko’s Modern Life 3 1:10 All Grown Up 3 1:30 Strawberry Shortcake 3 1:55 Tickety Toc 3 2:05 Sesame Street 3 3pm Peppa Pig 3 3:10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:20 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:45 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 3 3:55 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 3 0 4:20 Everybody Hates Chris 3 4:40 M Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure 3 2011 Family. 6:05 Frosty The Snowman 6:30 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 7:25 Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7:50 M Bicentennial Man PGR 1999 Sci-fi. A robot wants to become human as it increasingly gains human emotions. Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill. 0 10pm M Nutty Professor 2 – The Klumps AO 3 2000 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson. 0

6am Religious Programming 7:10 A Royal Year To Remember 3 7:55 The Changing Face Of The Queen 3 8:45 All About The Good Life 3 9:45 Doctor Who Christmas Special 2011 3 10:45 Doctor Who Marathon PGR (Starting Today) 3 2:45 Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012 PGR 3 3:45 The Irish Rovers’ Christmas Show 5:10 Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Antiques Roadshow Some of the most talked about finds of the year are updated as Fiona shows what happened after the cameras stopped rolling; Fiona explores the history of Christmas giving. 7pm Climbed Every Mountain PGR 3 7:50 M The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain 1999 Comedy. Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald. 9:35 Susan Boyle – An Unlikely Superstar 3 10:25 Father Ted Christmas Special PGR 3

6am Darts – World Championships (Replay) Day 11. From Alexandra Palace in London, England. 10am Golf – The Masters (Highlights) Round Four. From Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. 11am Golf – The Open Championship (Highlights) Round Four. From Muirfield in Scotland. Noon Golf – Canadian Women’s Open (Highlights) Round Four. 1pm NRL Footy Show 4pm Football – Fifa World Cup Qualifier (Replay) All Whites v Mexico. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 6pm Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Replay) Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers. From Brisbane Cricket Ground in Woolloongabba. 9:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Final – New Zealand v Australia. From Old Trafford in Manchester.

11:40 Entertainment Tonight 12:05 Infomercials

11:25 Best Of QI AO 3 11:55 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:45 Home Shopping 2:15 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 2:45 Home Shopping

Midnight Football – Arsenal TV Arsenal v Chelsea. 3am Sky Sport What’s On 3:30 Sky Arena Access 4am Rugby – Bledisloe Cup (Replay) All Blacks v Wallabies. From Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.


6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 7:30 Home By Novogratz 8am Bondi Vet 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 House Crashers 10am The Apartment 11am Auction Hunters 11:30 International Open House Noon West End Salvage 12:30 M 12 In A Box AO 2007 Comedy. Ed Bennett. 2:30 M Sunday At Tiffany’s PGR 2010 Drama Romance. Alyssa Milano, Eric Winter, Kristin Booth. 3:50 Penn And Teller – Fool Us PGR 5pm Waverider 6:05 Natural World 6:55 M Open Season 2 2008 Family. Joel McHale, Mike Epps, Jane Krakowski. 8:05 M Keeping Mum AO 2005 Comedy. A troubled family finds its problems fading with the arrival of a new housekeeper. Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith. 9:50 The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky Kid PGR 11:30 Gator Boys



12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Waverider 2am Penn And Teller – Fool Us 2:50 M Open Season 2 2008 Family. Joel McHale, Mike Epps, Jane Krakowski. 4am M Sunday At Tiffany’s PGR 2010 Drama Romance. Alyssa Milano, Eric Winter, Kristin Booth.


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 N Nuttiest Nutcracker At Christmas, a girls learns the importance of believing in herself when she receives a gift that magically transports her to the Christmas Kingdom. 4:30 Pukana 2


5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Matariki Magic 3 9:30 Aotearoa Reggae All Stars 3 10:30 Te Kauta PGR 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

Royal Variety Performance 2013 Alice in Wonderland 7:30pm on TV One


6am CSI – Miami MV 6:45 The Simpsons PG A special Christmas episode. 7:10 Pawn Stars PG The Old Man surprises the gang with a special holiday treat. 7:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8am The Pretender PG 8:45 Numb3rs MV 9:30 Modern Family Marathon PGL 11:55 M The Corruptor 18V 1998 Action. Chow Yun-Fat, Mark Wahlberg. 1:50 Numb3rs MV 2:35 CSI – Miami MV 3:20 The Pretender PG 4:05 Raw MC 6:40 The Simpsons PG 7:05 Pawn Stars PG The Pawn Stars get ready for their annual Christmas Party. 7:30 Modern Family Marathon PGL


4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

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6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Moonshiners PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 Gold Rush PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG 10:30 Secrets Of… PG 11:30 Aeroplane Repo PG 12:30 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones PG 1:30 I Was Murdered M 2pm Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 2:30 Treehouse Masters PG 3:30 Treehouse Masters PG 4:30 Treehouse Masters PG 5:30 Treehouse Masters PG 6:30 Treehouse Masters PG 7:30 Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell PG 8:30 The Unexplained Files PG 9:30 Ben Earl – Trick Artist PG 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm Weed Country PG


Midnight Nightmare Next Door M 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell PG 2:30 The Unexplained Files PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Ghost Lab PG 5:30 Time Warp PG


7:10 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action. Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper. 8:55 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. Romina D’Ugo, David Giuntoli. 10:20 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor. 11:40 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 1:10 The Making Of The Bourne Legacy MV 1:25 A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas 16VLS 2011 Comedy. 2:55 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action. 4:40 A Dog Named Christmas PG 2009 Drama. 6:15 The Bourne Legacy MV 2012 Action. 8:30 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows AO 2011 Action. 10:35 Argo MVL 2012 Drama.


12:35 That’s My Boy 16LS 2012 Comedy. 2:30 The Bourne Legacy MV 2012 Action. 4:45 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows AO 2011 Action.

7:25 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG Documentary. 8:55 Down With Love MS 2003 Romantic Comedy. Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor. 10:35 The Chronicles Of Riddick MV 2004 Action. Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Judi Dench. 12:30 Across The Universe MVLS 2007 Drama. Evan Rachel Wood, Martin Luther, Dana Fuchs. 2:40 The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring PGV 2001 Fantasy. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom. 5:35 The Lord Of The Rings – The Two Towers MV 2002 Fantasy. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen. 8:30 King Kong MV 2005 Adventure. Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrian Brodie. 11:35 Moulin Rouge MLS 2001 Musical.


1:40 Enough 16V 2002 Thriller. 3:35 The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring PGV 2001 Fantasy.

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Mid Canterbury primary cricket representative Jayden Fuller joined his team-mates for one of the squad’s final hit-outs before embarking on the South Island Primary Cricket Tournament in Gore in a fortnight. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 231213-TM-046

Primary batsmen get some top tips BY MYLES HUME


Batting has been the major sticking point for the Mid Canterbury Primary cricket team. But a training session yesterday indicated they were doing all they could to ensure they get runs on the board when they kick off their South Island Pri-

mary Cricket Tournament campaign in a fortnight. The local primary representative team, selected from the top emerging cricketers in the district, will travel south to Gore on January 6 when they take on their 13 counterparts from districts all over the South Island in the five-day tournament.

Coach Garfield Charles said warm-up matches had proven to be “a mixed bag” for the squad. “They showed they could bowl and field really well, but our batting was not as solid as it needs to be, so that will be the big focus for us when we get down there if we really want to compete,” Charles said.

At one of the team’s last coaching sessions yesterday at the Ashburton Oval indoor facility, Charles appeared keen to amend some of the side’s batting problems with tweaks being made to technique. He said the tournament would be one of the biggest for the youngsters, many who will

move into older grades when they begin high school early next year. At the same tournament in January this year, Mid Canterbury finished with three wins and two losses, while Canterbury Metro Red finished unbeaten over the five days to win the tournament.


Split unfortunate but inevitable for Wilson BY KRIS SHANNON The timing may be unfortunate but Guy Wilson would have expected the bad news sooner or later. The coach who oversaw Lydia Ko’s rise from a five-year-old into a golfing phenom today announced his star pupil would be flying the coop. It was an unwelcome early Christmas present for Wilson, who first started working with Ko when her clubs were taller than her, but such are the realities of professional golf. Ko will reportedly link with American-based golf instructor David Leadbetter and, accord-

ing to one former Kiwi pro, it was inevitable the 16-year-old would eventually branch out. “I don’t think it was ever going to last,” said John Lister, who played 12 seasons on the PGA Tour. “There’s nobody who sticks with their coach apart from Jason Day who has had his coach his whole life. “Traditionally, coaches don’t last with players.” While that may be true, the split does seem premature. Ko and Wilson have combined for incredible success in their 11 years together and, at a time when her newly-professional status will bring so much change, stability should be para-

mount where it can be attained. Set to spend next season on the LPGA Tour, Ko will be based overseas for much of the year, but she already had a hectic travel schedule during her unprecedented amateur career. “I’m sad to hear it because they can do most of the coaching over the phone, with all the videos and different stuff,” Lister said. “If [Wilson] was to see her once every three or four months, it would be plenty. She doesn’t need somebody every day. “I’d be very reluctant to be changing anything with Lydia. “She’s done pretty damn well with what she’s doing, and if it ain’t broke don’t go and fix it.”

The situation hasn’t sat well with everyone. New Zealand No 1 Michael Hendry, who works with Wilson at the Institute of Golf, voiced his displeasure at the decision on Facebook. “Isn’t it amazing how big business and big money can make people forget who really cares about them,” Hendry wrote. “Still one of the most amazing pieces of coaching I have ever seen.” In a statement, Wilson said he was “incredibly disappointed”, while it was also telling that neither he nor Ko were willing to comment further. The pair’s relationship had previously been described as like big brother and

little sister, and Ko could come to regret the schism in the family. “In my experience, I’ve never heard a coach say, ‘don’t change a thing, you’re doing everything perfect’,” Lister said. “They find things for players to do which, eventually, will not help the player.” Whether that new voice will belong to Leadbetter - once ranked second on Golf Digest’s ‘50 Greatest Teachers’ list - or one of his underlings remains to be seen. ‘I doubt that it would be David Leadbetter,” Lister said. “He has a number of very capable coaches underneath him and it will be one of those guys.” - APNZ

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