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With just two days left of 2013, the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade has attended a record 456 calls for the calendar year. For a brigade manned entirely by a team of 30 volunteers, that’s a massive commitment. Chief fire officer Alan Burgess said the town was unlikely to be serviced by a paid firefighting force any time soon, because it came down to more than just call-out numbers. “You hear the figure it would take $1 million to put a full time crew in,” Mr Burgess said. “And while you’ve got people willing to do it, who enjoy doing it and are able to do it, the volunteer part of the organisation will be alive and happy.” The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade is one of the country’s busiest. “We’d certainly be banging on for the top five I would think,” Mr Burgess said. “Some paid stations would have less than us.”

When Mr Burgess first became a firefighter 44 years ago, he estimated they attended 120-130 call-outs a year. Since then the number of volunteers had grown from 25 to just 30. “The whole dynamic has changed, the population base has changed - the dynamics of the population have changed - the farming fraternity has changed… it’s just a whole raft of changes,” Mr Burgess said. “I think the immediate future as a volunteer brigade is looking pretty good.” The New Zealand Fire Service target is for crews like Ashburton to get a truck out of the station within five minutes of a call-out, and most of the time that was achieved, Mr Burgess said. “Sometimes it’s a little bit over that, but we are landing on site in the given time, which is about nine minutes.” This year’s call-out number are well up on last year’s total of 372. Methven and Rakaia brigades have been busy too - story P3.

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Coronation Street fans can now get only one weeknight fix of the popular soap after TVNZ moved it to a single two-hour Friday slot, saying viewer numbers have continued to decline. It is the latest in a series of timeslot re-shuffles in recent years - including a 2011 move that proved so unpopular with Coro St fans that 33,000 viewers stopped watching. The soap, which had aired in one-hour slots on Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm, will now be shown in a single twohour slot on Friday from 7.30pm, starting from January 3. It will also be serialised in half-hour weekday instalments at 1pm from Tuesday to Friday.

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Time to make promises we may not keep Get fit, lose weight and save money - it’s the start of a new year and time to make promises we won’t keep. A poll shows just over half of us make New Year resolutions but, by year’s end, only just over a third of people have achieved those goals. The Colmar Brunton survey of 1016 New Zealanders showed of the 51 per cent who made a resolution, 37 per cent hit their target. A further 47 per cent said they “kind of” made it and 16 per cent didn’t achieve their aim. The poll showed exercising more and saving money are the goals for most Kiwis in the year ahead. Having a healthier lifestyle was on most minds, and eating a healthy diet, losing weight and reducing stress levels were all common goals.

Beckham picks kids over knighthood David Beckham says he’s a dad first, and isn’t fazed by the rumours of a possible knighthood. The former footballer - who is father to sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight, and two-year-old daughter Harper - says he and wife Victoria have a normal family life. There are reports Beckham will be knighted in the New Year for his contribution to sport, but the 38-year-old says he waves them off. “I’ve heard a few of these rumours as well, but I’m not paying them too much attention,” he has told Britain’s OK! magazine. “I’m so busy with my kids - I’m just a dad. I take them to school, pick them up, take them to football and ballet classes. That’s my typical day. We’ll see what happens with the knighthood but I’m proud of what I’ve already achieved.” Beckham said his four children were his greatest accomplishment. “My children without doubt are what I’m most proud of. It’s as simple as that.”

An “incensed” Richard Hadlee says the ICC must consider punishing Brett Lee for his bodyline-style bowling at English TV host Piers Morgan. Former Australian Test speedster Lee left the outspoken Brit battered and bruised after peppering him with a six-ball, short ball assault in the MCG nets during tea on day two of the Boxing Day Test. Hadlee, New Zealand’s greatest cricketer, said the exhibition should not have been shown on live television as Lee could have killed the hapless Morgan. “I only hope that Brett takes a few minutes to reflect on his stupidity - this was a brain explosion of the highest order - it was a deliberate attempt to hit, injure, hurt and maim his opponent that I viewed as a form of grievous bodily harm or a human assault that could have proved fatal,” Hadlee wrote. Hadlee added that Lee’s actions had damaged cricket. “There will be many mums and dads around the world who saw that exhibition and may decide to stop their kids from playing the game, such was the brutality and the risk to someone’s life,” he added. The stunt evolved after Morgan questioned the courage of England’s batsmen against Australian quick Mitchell Johnson during the Ashes series and Lee challenged Morgan to pad up.

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■ MID CANTERBURY FIRE CALL-OUTS

Busy year for rural firefighters BY ERIN TASKER

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Rakaia and Methven’s volunteer firefighters have just experienced their busiest calendar years ever. As of Friday, the Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade had been called out 157 times during 2013, around 20 or 30 calls up on what has been an average year for them in recent times, while the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade has surpassed 100 calls for the first time.

As of Friday afternoon they were sitting on 102, compared to an average of 70 or 80 in recent years. Rakaia deputy chief fire officer Murray Smith said fires probably only made up about 30 per cent of those call-outs too, with the rest being for specialist services, like medical assistance, car crashes or adverse weather events. “We had a lot of calls with that first big wind storm in spring. We had 20 calls that

night so that bumped it up,” Mr Smith said. “If you take that off it would be pretty much the same as other years.” Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade deputy chief fire officer Gary Blackwell tells a similar story. “We had quite a few calls for the wind, so that boosted it a bit,” Mr Blackwell said. “We were all over the place. We were up the top of the Rakaia Gorge, and our last call

of the day was to Bankside where a trailer had overturned,” he said, Rakaia and Methven both have 24 volunteer firefighters on their books. Mr Smith said 150 call-outs for a year was a lot for a small brigade and averaged out at about three calls per week. He’s been a volunteer firefighter for 35 years and thinks they did about 50 call-outs a year when he first started. “Each year it’s creeping up,

but this is the biggest year we’ve had.” Mr Blackwell said firefighters dealt with all sorts of issues these days. If people had a problem they’d pick up the phone and dial 111 and ask for fire. “We don’t get as many false alarms as we used to, but usually if the pager goes off from midnight to about 7am you usually think it’s going to be a motor vehicle accident or a structure fire, but during the day it could be anything,” he said.

■ MID CANTERBURY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Judith shocked to be named person of the year BY ERIN TASKER

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Ashburton Salvation Army foodbank manager Judith Lilley has come out on top of a Guardian poll to find Mid Canterbury’s person of the year. The poll, launched in the leadup to Christmas, put 10 Mid Cantabrians up for the title and it was a close race right to the end, with Mrs Lilley narrowly taking the title ahead of Christine Lawn – a paraplegic solo skydiver, who had been leading most of the way through. Mrs Lilley was lost for words when the Guardian broke the news to her yesterday. “Well I think that’s wonderful. It’s not what I do for myself, it’s what I do for the foodbank and the community,” she said. It might be her job, but it’s a job she loves. “It’s what I do for the Lord,” she said. Mrs Lilley is widely known

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as the Salvation Army foodbank co-ordinator but community ministries takes her to all corners of the district. She’s the court chaplain at the Ashburton District Court and for Employment Plus. Mrs Lilley said she was shocked to discover she was even one of the 10 nominees for the Mid Canterbury person of the year title. “All the other ones that were nominated too were great and they had done heaps. It’s just a privilege to be nominated,” she said. “All I can do is thank the people who voted for me.”

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Judith Lilley (Salvation Army foodbank manager) – 18.63% Christine Lawn (paraplegic sky diver solo) – 18.32% Neil Pluck (Rakaia Citizens Association) – 12.73% Finau Fakapelea (Ashburton College head girl) – 10.87% Linda George (Coldstream House nurse) – 8.7% Jade Temepara (gardening lobbyist) – 7.14% Diane Rawlinson (citizens association) – 7.14% Jon Dampney (Heartland rugby player of the year) – 6.52% Angus McKay (Ashburton mayor) – 5.59% Darren Ritchie (Mt Hutt College young business talent) – 4.35%

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■ CHRISTMAS LOTTO DRAW

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One local $20,000 richer By Erin TaskEr

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A lucky Ashburton Lotto player is $20,000 richer today. Lotto’s Christmas promotion was drawn on Saturday night and saw 200 extra prizes given away, worth over $5 million, on top of the usual Saturday night Lotto draw. Included in the extra prizes on offer were 40 prizes of $20,000, with one of those winning tickets was sold in

Ashburton. The top 10 prizes included $1 million, two prizes of $500,000, three car and boat packages and four luxury cars. The only South Island tickets to win any of those prizes were sold in Alexandra and Nelson. Ashburton’s latest win is part of a lucky few months for Mid Canterbury Lotto players. Last month Methven Four Square sold its first, first division winning ticket in 24 years of operation.

That ticket was worth $142,857 and came hot on the heels of two second division wins for the town. The first division winning ticket was claimed by a Methven woman more than a week after the draw. Meanwhile, a Lotto player from Mount Maunganui struck it big in Saturday night’s draw, winning $1 million on Lotto first division. Powerball was not struck to-

night and has jackpotted to $11 million. Strike was struck and three players from Invercargill, Nelson and Auckland won $97,482 each with Strike Four. A full list of all winning voucher numbers in Lotto’s Triple Dip Christmas promotion is available on MyLotto. co.nz. The winning serial number on the ticket sold in Ashburton worth $20,000, was 1600783.

■ MID CANTERBURY WEATHER

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Today’s weather forecast is for… rain. Yes, that’s right, according to forecasters we can expect more rain today, although there is good news in the forecast for tomorrow. Tomorrow’s forecast is for fine weather, with northerlies developing, and a high of 21 degrees.

Make the most of it though because although New Year’s Day is also meant to be mainly fine, there’s plenty more rain in the days to come. The story of December so far has been rain, rain and more rain, and although it’s been good news for farmers, it hasn’t been such good news for holidaymakers and those with children who are getting bored of

being stuck inside during their school holidays. According to Graham Taylor’s weather station on Tucker Street it has rained for 15 days this December so far and almost 36mm has fallen in the past week alone, taking this month’s total rainfall so far to 82mm. Ashburton’s heading for a big total when it comes to total rainfall for 2013. As

of yesterday it had rained for 111 days this year for a total of 905.8mm, compared to 799.1mm in 2012 and 770.5mm in 2011. Back in 2007 there was just 487.3mm for the year. We’re a fair way off the wettest December on record though; you just need to go back to 2006 to find a December where we had 212mm of rain.

Three members of one family swept out to sea By BrEndan Manning Family are gathering at a marae to prepare for a tangi after three members of one family were swept out to sea while fishing on the west coast of Northland on Saturday.

One man remains missing after the trio were swept off shore in rough surf north of the Maunganui Bluff, northwest of Dargaville, shortly before 2pm. One of the men was rescued by relatives on boogie boards,

A mini tornado ripped a trail of destruction through Papamoa East yesterday, with torrential rain pouring through gaping holes where hundreds of tiles were ripped off roofs. Damage estimated at tens of thousands of dollars was caused when the twister coming in off the sea touched down on Papamoa Beach Rd, sending a trampoline flying over a fence and hitting a neighbour’s house. The twister struck about 10.30am. - APNZ

Kiwis home Two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home. David Haussmann and Jonathan Beauchamp would spend their first days home relaxing with their families, Greenpeace NZ executive director Bunny McDiarmid said. The pair were among 30 people arrested and charged with hooliganism following the protest at a Gazprom-operated oil platform. The group had charges against them dropped and exit visas granted as part of an amnesty, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, earlier this month. - APNZ

Road toll rises to four

Pete and Lorraine Nolan brave the non-summery conditions yesterday to take their dog Otis for a walk.

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but his brother and brotherin-law were swept away. After a desperate rescue attempt, the brother was pulled ashore. One man was flown to hospital but the other died at the scene, police said. A Northland DHB spokes-

woman said the survivor was in a stable condition. Searchers yesterday continued to look for their brother-inlaw but found no sign. At this stage the names and ages of the men involved would not be released, police said. - APNZ

The holiday road toll has risen to four following a two-car crash in Southland yesterday. One person died in the head-on crash, which happened on a road between Te Anau and Mossburn about 3.30pm, a police spokesman said. A young child was killed yesterday in a crash near Taumarunui and an 11-month-old girl died after a crash north of Wellington on Saturday. Yesterday’s crash happened on State Highway 4, between Owhango and National Park about 1.15pm, Inspector Marty Parker of central police communications said. In Saturday’s crash, the 11-month-old girl suffered serious injuries when the car she was in rolled near Raumati South about 2pm. She died in hospital on Saturday night, Capital and Coast DHB spokesman Lindsay Davis said. Her mother was still in a serious condition in the intensive care unit. - APNZ

Ferry replacement The replacement for the stricken Interislander ferry Aratere has arrived in Wellington. The Spanish ferry Stena Alegra, chartered by KiwiRail, is docked at the capital’s port, a CentrePort spokesman said yesterday. The new ferry was ordered from Europe for the busy summer period after the Aratere lost a propeller during a Cook Strait crossing last month. As a result of the service being down a ferry, the company was losing 45 per cent of freight and passenger capacity, general manager Thomas Davis said. - APNZ

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1386 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 6, 15, 16, 18, 20, 34. Bonus number: 9. Powerball winning number: 8. Strike: 18, 34, 15, 20.


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Local scouts join others for jamboree

■ SCOUT JAMBOREE

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Mania-o-Roto scouts (from front left) Cameron Wilson, Joel Stevenson, Karen Hodgson, Barry Marett, Josie Tallents, Ronan Kerry and Jacob Skinner packed and ready to hit the road for jamboree. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 271213-tM-010

■ SHIP TRAPPED IN ICE

Icebreaker to reach ship today By Kurt Bayer aNd BreNdaN MaNNiNg A rescue icebreaker was expected to reach an ship trapped by ice in Antarctica with 74 people on board, including six New Zealanders, early this morning. The Russian explorer vessel Akademik Shokalskiy has been marooned in ice 3000km southwest of Bluff since Christmas Day. Chinese icebreaker Xue Long got within 6.1 nautical miles, close enough to be visible on the horizon from the stricken ship, but abandoned the rescue after striking heavy ice. A second rescue vessel, the Frenchflagged icebreaker L’Astrolabe, was released from the rescue operation on Saturday. Only one ship, the Australian Antarctic Division icebreaker Aurora Australis, rated at being able to push through ice slightly deeper than one metre thick, is still making its way to the Akademik Shokalskiy. The Aurora Australis was about 100 nautical miles from the trapped ship at 4pm (NZ time), and was due to arrive about 1am today (NZ time), the Austral-

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ian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said. It was the last ship in the area that would be able to help, the Australian Associated Press reported. “It is making good progress and once it arrives ... it will assess whether it is capable of making its way to the Akademik or whether we need to look at other options,” AMSA spokeswoman Lisa Martin said. The Xue Long, which has a helicopter on board, has remained in the area to help with a rescue if required. It could transfer some people on to its own vessel, and others on to the Aurora Australis, Ms Martin said. Aurora Australis can accommodate up to 80 additional people and has large supplies of food and fuel. Where the people would be taken once it was lifted off the ice was yet to be determined. That decision would be made by the ship’s master, in consultation with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Ms Martin said. “We won’t be able to say until we get them on board and assess their needs.” - APNZ

A contingent of young Mid Cantabrians has joined thousands of scouts for the nation’s biggest sleepover. Thirty-six representatives of the Mania-o-Roto scout district have spent the past week packing and preparing for their triennial jamboree. On Saturday morning they departed Ashburton, bound for Feilding, where more than 3000 scouts, aged 10-14 years, have pitched their tents for nine days full of action, adventure and camaraderie, with a myriad of activities on offer. Contingent leader Barry Marett said scuba diving, high ropes, white water rafting, the challenge valley adventure race and a master chef competition were all on the agenda. Allenton scout Josie Tallents is an old hand at jamboree, but this will be the first time she attends as a Mania-o-Roto patrol leader, responsible for six scouts. “It’s great, we get to meet a lot of new people, and swap badges,” she said. During the jamboree the scouts will cook for themselves,

It’s great, we get to meet a lot of new people, and swap badges

shopping at an onsite market stocked with 360 kilograms of bacon, 76,000 slices of bread, 2700 tins of fruit salad, 6000 two-litre bottles of milk, 1100 two-litre containers of ice cream, 450kg of sliced ham, 46,000 biscuits, 2016 lettuces and 26,000 bananas. A team of more than 1200 volunteers will help with everything from medical care to managing activities. Leaders from Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Cook Islands and Hong Kong will also be at the jamboree along with scouting dignitaries including Scouts New Zealand ambassador Mark Inglis and New Zealand’s Chief Scout, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae.

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NEWSMAKERS OF 2013 As 2013 comes to an end and 2014 gets under way, the Guardian is taking a look back at the year that’s been and catching up with some of Mid Canterbury’s newsmakers.

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or business manager Gavin Briggs, everything seemed on track in the lead-up to Christmas. His irrigation business, Rainer Irrigation, was installing new systems quick smart and on schedule. Farmers were happy and so were his own staff. That was until Mid Canterbury saw its biggest storms in 30 years, when a nor’west toppled vital centre pivots and rotor rainers on September 7 - just weeks out from the irrigation season. Compounded by another storm in October, “the wheels have fallen off ”, Mr Briggs is under pressure, so is the company and so are so many Mid Canterbury farms. He estimates up to 12.5km of centre pivot steel and 180 rotorainers were picked up and slammed by the storms,

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ber to stress, he has bolstered his ranks from 90 to 112, which includes a four-strong crew of specialists from South Africa, and put men on deck six days a week. Despite this, he has had to make some “gut wrenching calls” to some farmers who he told may not have functioning irrigators until February, spurring many farmers into a state of real concern. Crop farming experts have spoken of lower yields, while some dairy farmers are delving into supplementary feed usually stocked away until the winter months. Both industries are vital to Mid Canterbury’s economy. However, recent rain has provided some relief.

“I’m a farmer myself and I know what’s going on, and it’s pretty soul-destroying,” Mr Briggs said. He said regular meetings are being held with other management staff to keep tabs on progress. That information is then being relayed to farmers who are able to make vital business decisions to mitigate the impact of an out-oforder irrigator. That has led to some tough and frank phone calls, but Mr Briggs said farmers realise the situation and are not taking their frustration out on the irrigator companies. “Farmers have been really good to be fair, considering the serious situation some of them are in, it’s gut-wrenching to tell them you may not be there until February. “But from the start we have prioritised work, those that were 100 per cent down, we have got on to them first and got them running at some level and then we have moved on to 50 or 60 per cent down.” Many experts now hope work will be done to reduce the chance of a farming disaster of this magnitude ever happening again.

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■ MID CANTERBURY HOLIDAY SPOTS - HAKATERE STATION BUILDINGS AND LAKE HERON

A glimpse of our high country farming past By Sue NewmaN

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If you want a day in the country with a bit of history thrown in, a drive to Hakatere Station and on to Lake Heron might be just what you’re looking for over the holiday period. The station has a collection of historic buildings alongside the Ashburton Gorge Road and they tell the story of Ashburton’s high country farming past. Hakatere Station was first taken up by Thomas Henry Potts in 1857 and has had an evolving history being amalgamated, split and then re-amalgamated with other stations. The cluster of accommodation buildings gradually developed around the Hakatere Corner. They included accommodation for shepherds and shearers with facilities for cooking and dining. The two key accommodation buildings to survive are the stone cottage dating back to 1862 and the singlemen’s quarters. The core of this building began later in the 19th century. A new cookshop was built in the 1940s and still stands today. The station buildings gained fame as the location for the Ashburton Gorge dog trials. These were first held in 1946 and continued until 2007. In 2008 Hakatere Station was bought by the Nature Heritage

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Hakatere Station has a collection of historic buildings which tell the story of Ashburton’s high country farming past.

Fund with the old cottage and singleman’s quarters tagged as a possible information centre for the Hakatere Conservation Park. The Department of Conservation manages the buildings but does not currently have the funds for their restoration. Late in 2010 the New Zealand Historic Places Trust added the site to the national register of significant historic buildings. After checking out the historic buildings it’s just a 20-minute drive to Lake Heron, perfect for a picnic, for walking or for dangling a line and hoping to catch

a trout or salmon for dinner. Lake Heron lies between the Old Man and Mt Taylor ranges to the east, and the Arrowsmith Range to the west and drains into the Rakaia River. It is an important habitat of the endangered southern crested grebe and is also the largest of the Ashburton lakes, covering 6.3 sq kms. The distance around the shoreline is 19km. The average depth is about 35m. The lake was named by early pioneer Thomas Henry Potts after the white herons that he found on the lake. The Maori

name is Oturoto. There’s a camping ground at the southern end of the lake where trees overhang the water to provide plenty of cover for trout. It is shaped like a letter Y and sits in a valley between the Taylor Range and Wild Man’s Brother Range. Mellish Stream and the Swin River flow into Lake Heron. The outlet is Lake Stream at the northern end, which is a tributary of the Rakaia River. There is good fishing access along the lower part of the western shoreline from

■ The buildings can be found alongside the Ashburton Gorge Road at the Lake Heron turnoff. The lake itself is reached after a drive of about 20 minutes along the Hakatere Heron Road which turns right off the Ashburton Gorge Road. ■ Getting there: Drive to Mt Somers and head for the hills. You’ll come to the neatly fenced off buildings 23 kilometres up the road. The trip will take about one hour. Spend some time looking around and then turn right onto Hakatere Heron Road and drive for another 20 minutes.

the road. A four-wheel-drive is useful for reaching the shoreline around the southern end of the lake, which now lies within the boundaries of the new Hakatere Conservation Park which is administered by the Department of Conservation. Hakatere Conservation Park protects nearly 60,000 hectares of land in Ashburton Lakes District. The park is a great area for walking and mountain biking.

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■ RODS AT METHVEN

Hot rods converge on Methven The weather Gods were shining on the organisers of the Rods at Methven hot rod show at the weekend. The three-day event saw a range of driving events held, and although the district has received plenty of rain over recent days, the weather didn’t stop any of the events from going ahead, show organiser Gerard McCloy said. “Despite the rain it was as good as the other years,” he said. Rods at Methven is held at this time of the year, every second year, and more than 160

cars roared into Methven to take part in the latest installment. Yesterday was the public display day and although it rained overnight, Mr McCloy said the sun shone down on the display in the Methven town centre for most of the day and a large crowd of people filtered in to look at the many different cars. The event is a fundraiser for the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade but it was not yet known how much this year’s event had raised. Cars and their owners came from as far away as Balclutha and Nelson to take part.

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Opinion 12

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Monday, December 30, 2013

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Volunteer firefighters are special friends Erin Tasker

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inding someone to put their hand up to do a job for no money these days can be hard. But fortunately in Mid Canterbury we have a dedicated group of men and women who do just that day in, and day out. They’re our volunteer firefighters. And their job is getting busier and busier. Local volunteer fire brigades have just experienced their busiest year yet. Altogether they’ve answered more than 700 calls for help this year. I can put my hand up and say that they’ve helped me and my family out a couple of times in the past few years, and if they haven’t helped you personally yet, chances are at some stage in your life you will need to call on them. Whether it’s to fight a fire, help you out after a car crash, or help you clean up after a flood swept through your living room, they’ll be there. It’s not always a pleasant job. They have to see things that are worst nightmare kind of stuff, often being the first on the scene to fatal car crashes or house fires. No one can ever get used to that. It can also be a time consuming role which takes them away for their day jobs (the ones they get paid for). At the peak of summer they often find themselves called to rural fires which can take hours to get under control. Whether it’s Monday, Sunday, Christmas Day or their own birthdays, they’re on the job. They’re there 24 hours a day to help when people are in need. Most firefighters will probably be able to tell you a tale of the time they got called out part-way through Christmas dinner, or in the middle of one of their kids’ birthday parties. They’re everyday people dedicating much of their time to helping our community no matter when, where, how or why. Where would we be without them?

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Opinion Monday, December 30, 2013

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Game-breakers of 2013

Ashburton Guardian 13

POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Who is Mid Canterbury person of the year for 2013?

Nick Lindo

EYE ON POLITICS

T

he game-breakers of 2013 and the moments they broke it:

John Banks (JB) seems unwittingly and unintentionally to have been a game-breaker this year. On reflection, he must have been wondering for sometime now just when the axe would fall if, what he is alleged to have done is proven by the jury at the trial he faces in May next year. If he really did accept substantial donations from the ubiquitous, omnipresent Mr Kim Dotcom towards his campaign to regain the mayoralty of Auckland in 2010 yet classify them as anonymous, he must have known the cat would not stay in the bag for ever. And, sure enough, with a little help from the man-mountain himself, it hasn’t. Despite an optimistic attempt to have the need to confront a court of law declared null and void it was always likely he would, in the end, have to face both the music and the humiliation thereof. Thus, as 2013 draws to its rocky conclusion, Mr Banks anticipates ignominy in 2014, the end of his personal political career, which, over many years, has been a thing of some achievement in the face of considerable adversity, and the end too, of the last vestiges of the Act Party he has led the last two years. The notorious “cup of tea” is as nothing compared with this donation issue. On his “primrose path” to political oblivion, the over-ambitious leader of Act has seriously undermined the voting calculations of his benefactor, Prime Minister - and the single reason why National continues to flourish despite potential vote-losing setbacks - John, “I came from the underclass, too”, Key. (JK) The Member for Epsom has been a vital addition to the fringe few who provide the numbers that have kept the National-led administration

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Political game-breakers John Key (top left), Colin Craig (top right) and John Banks.

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in power since shortly after Election ’08. So, with JB on the way out JK has had to look for alternatives. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, his eye has fallen on the so far less than convincing Conservative of all the “C” s, Colin Craig (CC). As the lights go out for John B they are beaming brightly for Colin C, and so is he. For the last few weeks he has enjoyed media limelight of a piercing intensity, which even Mr Charles Saatchi’s credit card might not have been able to cover. Mr Key seems to have taken the young fellow to his political heart clearly intending to make something of him by next November. Then CC might be

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might need more than merely Mr Craig to see him retain power later in the year. Finally: Bombshell to be expected; the publication in the near future of the proposed new “written constitution” for our country, the centrepiece of which will be the Treaty of Waitangi, elevated and embellished into an integral feature of government and of equality with the Crown. Behind closed doors for sometime now a hand-picked group of “constitutional experts” has been working on this potentially inflammatory document. Hold onto your hats and your seats. In the meantime, a Happy New Year to all those wise enough to read The Guardian.

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Game-breakers of 2013

Ashburton Guardian 13

POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Who is Mid Canterbury person of the year for 2013?

Nick Lindo

EYE ON POLITICS

T

he game-breakers of 2013 and the moments they broke it:

John Banks (JB) seems unwittingly and unintentionally to have been a game-breaker this year. On reflection, he must have been wondering for sometime now just when the axe would fall if, what he is alleged to have done is proven by the jury at the trial he faces in May next year. If he really did accept substantial donations from the ubiquitous, omnipresent Mr Kim Dotcom towards his campaign to regain the mayoralty of Auckland in 2010 yet classify them as anonymous, he must have known the cat would not stay in the bag for ever. And, sure enough, with a little help from the man-mountain himself, it hasn’t. Despite an optimistic attempt to have the need to confront a court of law declared null and void it was always likely he would, in the end, have to face both the music and the humiliation thereof. Thus, as 2013 draws to its rocky conclusion, Mr Banks anticipates ignominy in 2014, the end of his personal political career, which, over many years, has been a thing of some achievement in the face of considerable adversity, and the end too, of the last vestiges of the Act Party he has led the last two years. The notorious “cup of tea” is as nothing compared with this donation issue. On his “primrose path” to political oblivion, the over-ambitious leader of Act has seriously undermined the voting calculations of his benefactor, Prime Minister - and the single reason why National continues to flourish despite potential vote-losing setbacks - John, “I came from the underclass, too”, Key. (JK) The Member for Epsom has been a vital addition to the fringe few who provide the numbers that have kept the National-led administration

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Political game-breakers John Key (top left), Colin Craig (top right) and John Banks.

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in power since shortly after Election ’08. So, with JB on the way out JK has had to look for alternatives. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, his eye has fallen on the so far less than convincing Conservative of all the “C” s, Colin Craig (CC). As the lights go out for John B they are beaming brightly for Colin C, and so is he. For the last few weeks he has enjoyed media limelight of a piercing intensity, which even Mr Charles Saatchi’s credit card might not have been able to cover. Mr Key seems to have taken the young fellow to his political heart clearly intending to make something of him by next November. Then CC might be

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might need more than merely Mr Craig to see him retain power later in the year. Finally: Bombshell to be expected; the publication in the near future of the proposed new “written constitution” for our country, the centrepiece of which will be the Treaty of Waitangi, elevated and embellished into an integral feature of government and of equality with the Crown. Behind closed doors for sometime now a hand-picked group of “constitutional experts” has been working on this potentially inflammatory document. Hold onto your hats and your seats. In the meantime, a Happy New Year to all those wise enough to read The Guardian.

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■ INDIA

In brief

Fire on express train kills 26 A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India yesterday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said. As the inferno and thick black smoke raced through the car at about 3:45am, panicked passengers broke the windows and many saved themselves by jumping from the train. Sixty-seven passengers were in the carriage when the fire broke out about 2kms from the small town of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh state, said railways spokesman C.S. Gupta. The train was brought to a halt and the burning coach was delinked from the rest of the cars to prevent the fire from spreading, Gupta said. The fire spread to a second coach, but the blaze was put out before it caused much damage. Firefighters put out the blaze in the burning coach and retrieved at least 26 bodies, including two children, said a railway official at the site of the fire. More than a dozen people were brought to hospitals with injuries sustained when they

Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in unexpectedly at a traditional Beijing bun shop, where he queued up, ordered and paid for a simple lunch of buns stuffed with pork and onions, green vegetables, and stewed pig livers and intestines. Such visits are extremely rare — if not unheard of — for top Chinese leaders, who are usually surrounded by heavy security and are not known for mingling with the public other than at scheduled events.

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Policemen and firefighters search for victims of the train fire.

jumped from the train, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Firefighters had to force the doors open and make their way through the smoke-filled coach to reach the dead, the official said. Many bodies were found near the jammed doors, he said.

Medical teams carried out autopsies to identify the bodies, many of which were charred beyond recognition. The train was travelling from Bangalore to Nanded in the western state of Maharashtra. Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said preliminary reports indicated the fire was

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caused by an electrical short circuit. An investigation was underway. Accidents are common on India’s railroad network, one of the world’s largest, with some 18 million passengers daily. Most collisions and fires are blamed on poor maintenance and human error.

■ AUSTRALIA

■ INDONESIA

Dazzled by world’s best job

Mourners killed in truck crash

Jumping out of a plane was not as frightening as scaling the famously hair-raising Gloucester Tree in Western Australia’s South West region, the man with one of the best jobs in the world says. Rich Keam counts the 72-metre tree near Pemberton as the only challenge that’s bested him in his enviable role as Tourism WA’s “taste master” over the past four months. The 35-year-old Englishman believes he scored the best of all seven gigs offered by Tourism Australia - including “chief funster” in NSW as he’s tasked with munching his way through WA’s considerable culinary delights after beating more than 600,000 other applicants from around the world. With about six weeks of his six-month contract remaining, he’s yet to take in the temperate towns of Denmark, Albany and Esperance in the state’s Great Southern region, and Geraldton in the Mid West. But he’s been dazzled by the Kimberley’s rugged beauty, relished the South West where he rubbed shoulders with top chefs such as Heston Blumenthal at the Margaret

Buns for one

River Gourmet Escape - and taken the plunge from a tiny plane in the middle of Perth. “I was absolutely terrified,” Keam said of the tandem dive that landed him in the city’s central Langley Park. “I’m tall, so I had to stick my leg out onto the wheel and go head first down. That was surreal.” However, it wasn’t as scary as trying to climb 153 thin pegs to the top of the Gloucester Tree, a former fire lookout in the middle of Karri forest. Keam twice made it about 15 metres up then declared: “I’m coming down!”. “My eyes were blurring, I got sweaty hands. “I’d sooner jump out of a plane.

“If there was a harness, I’d do it, but that’s the challenge, isn’t it - to do it without a harness.” Keam said another top adventure was participating in the Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash, which starts in desert inland from Carnarvon. The Brighton-based film costumer reached 220km in a souped-up buggy driven by WA’s off-road racing champion Bradley Cooper, but it was the people he met in the fishing town that left the greatest impression. Keam says he’ll miss WA the ultimate self-drive holiday destination with its vast distances - and its family-friendly capital. “I don’t really want to leave.” - AAP

An overcrowded pickup van with dozens of mourners slammed into a truck on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 18 people and injuring 14 others, police said yesterday. The pickup was carrying a group of 29 mourners from East Java’s province Probolinggo town who were on their way to pay respects to their relative in neighboring Pasuruan city, said local deputy police chief Captain Mustofa. He said the vehicle was moving uncontrollably and collided with a trailer truck while trying to overtake three other cars. The occupants were thrown from the pickup and 15, including two children, died instantly. The others died in the hospital. Both drivers were among the injured. The driver of the pickup was facing charges of reckless driving, said Mustofa, who like many Indonesians uses a single name. Road accidents are common in Indonesia, where safety standards are poor. - AP

New York City’s Times Square is getting ready for New Year’s Eve. The square will host millions tomorrow night counting down the last few moments of 2013. Six Citibikes from the city’s bike share program have been installed in Times Square and connected to 12-volt deep cycle batteries. New Yorkers and tourists will generate power by pedaling. That will help illuminate the famed ball that will descend New Year’s Eve. Each bike will generate an average of 75 watts an hour. It takes 50,000 watts to power the ball, which is lit by 30,000 LEDs. Additionally, a giant paper shredder and a dumpster were installed in Times Square yesterday to allow visitors to destroy bad memories of 2013.

Quake shakes Turkey A magnitude-6 earthquake struck yesterday in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Turkish province of Antalya. The quake caused panic, but no damage or casualties were reported. The Istanbulbased Kandilli seismology centre said the earthquake occurred at 5:21 pm, and was centered some 84km southwest of the holiday resort of Alanya. It was also felt in the neighboring province of Mersin and throughout the island of Cyprus, where people reported items swaying inside their homes.

Legal cannabis shops Cannabis users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalise recreational pot shops on January 1. Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their hands, while tax collectors are eyeing the revenue the newlylegalised trade will generate. Enterprising companies are even offering marijuana tours to cash in on tourists expected to be attracted to a Netherlands-style pot culture.

Missiles explode Two missiles fired from southern Lebanon have exploded in northern Israel, prompting the Israeli military to hit back with artillery shells, an army spokesman said. “The Israeli artillery responded to rocket attacks from Lebanon against Israel that left no victims, targeting the area where these projectiles were fired from,” an army spokesman said yesterday. He said three shells were fired from Israel. The Katyusha-style rockets landed in a field west of the town of Kyriat Shmona, without causing any casualties or damage. - AP


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here’s no getting around it, the basics of life are pricey in London. Hotel rooms, taxis, restaurants and subway fares are among the most expensive in the world. The good news is Britain’s teeming capital is also a city of cultural riches, historic buildings and gorgeous parks, many of which can be experienced free. It’s also a magnificent city in which to wander and really it doesn’t rain as much as people think. A walk through almost any area of central London will uncover eclectic architecture, intriguing monuments and surprising pockets of greenery. Many visitors are surprised to learn that there is no admission charge at London’s major museums and art galleries. There is often a charge for special exhibitions, but the permanent collections of Tate Modern, the National Gallery and many others can be visited

at no cost. And London has museums for all tastes and interests. No visitor should miss the 260-year-old British Museum, with its collection covering millennia of human culture, from Egyptian mummies to Greek friezes to drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Among the smaller, quirkier attractions are the Hunterian Museum, whose skeletons and specimens trace the history of surgery and anatomical study. Or drop by the Bank of England Museum to learn how inflation is calculated, handle a gold bar and look at a collection of banker-bashing cartoons stretching back several centuries. One of the best places to get a sense of the sheer scale of London is Parliament Hill, on north London’s Hampstead Heath (confusingly, it’s nowhere near the Houses of Parliament).

Walk up the gentle path to the summit for a panoramic view that takes in the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, the financial district’s modern skyscrapers and the latest addition to an everchanging city the 72-storey glass high-rise known as the Shard. Then spend some time wandering the Heath, 320ha of woods, grasslands and ponds that feels very far from the hubbub of the city. The neighbourhoods on either side, Hampstead and Highgate, are both affluent, village-like enclaves full of highly desirable old houses and some good pubs. For a drink, try Hampstead’s cosy Holly Bush or the 400-year-old Spaniards Inn. You probably can’t afford to buy an Old Master or modern masterpiece from Christie’s or Sotheby’s, but the auction houses are still a thrifty artlover’s dream. Both regularly

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Above: Mid Canterbury’s Heartland trio Will Mackenzie, Jon Dampney and Dwayne Burrows after the Heartland Xv’s 60-34 win over the New Zealand Defence Force in Methven. Photo Jonathan Leask 051113-JL-090 Centre: Ricky May down on the farm before the Methven reinsman rewrote New Zealand’s harness racing record books when he drove Terror to Love to win the NZ Trotting Cup, setting a new winning drivers’ record celebrating his seventh winning drive. Photo Donna WyLie 051113-DW-033

Top right: Defending champion Rhys Cromie plays a backhand during his loss to Simon Jordan at the Gala Cup Tennis Championships. Cromie failed to make the semi-finals with Neil McCann crowned the new men’s champion while Ashleigh Leonard defended her women’s title. Photo JosePh Johnson 231113-JJ-003

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In brief One-dayer called off New Zealand’s second ODI against the West Indies was abandoned yesterday. Persistent light rain in the morning and early afternoon in Napier left one side of the outfield too wet to be made playable in time for even a 20-over contest. The game was called off at 5.20pm, and was met by a chorus of boos from the crowd. The West Indies won the opening game at Eden Park on Thursday. The next game is at Queenstown on Wednesday. Today’s outcome means the series could still be alive going into the final ODI of the five-game series in Hamilton on January 8. - NZH

Moyes hails ‘super-sub’ David Moyes backed Danny Welbeck to play a key role in Manchester United’s bid to retain the Premier League title after the England striker sealed his side’s 1-0 win at Norwich. Moyes had been unable to pick either Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney because of injury and initially rested Welbeck on the bench. But the 23-year-old came on to net the only goal of the game in the 57th minute as United sealed their sixth successive victory in all competitions. The reigning champions are up to sixth, two points short of a top-four place heading into the new year. - AFP

Whitlock into semis An emotional Simon Whitlock has set his sights on a first darts world title after surviving a huge scare to reach the world championships semi-finals. The Australian fourth seed had to overcome his mental demons to hold off fast-finishing Englishman Ian White 5-4 in their quarter-final at London’s Alexandra Palace. The Wizard pulled himself together when it mattered, seizing a late opportunity to move within one win of his second PDC World Championships final. Secondseeded Dutchman Michael van Gerwen looms as Whitlock’s biggest threat to the STG250,000 ($A464,000) prize. - AAP

Weather hits fleet Tough weather has begun taking its toll in the Sydney to Hobart with one boat dismasted and three more out of the race. Forty knot southwesterly gales hit the fleet on Saturday night and will continue to make for a torrid run home for the 80 boats still at sea. Queensland yacht Wedgetail was dismasted at around 4am south of Tasman Island but its crew are safe, race organisers said. Wild Oats XI won line honours on Saturday evening, followed by perpetual LOYAL and Ragamuffin. - AAP

Split ‘not a surprise’ Lydia Ko’s decision to part ways with coach Guy Wilson after turning pro has been under consideration for at least 10 months. An email to the Herald on Sunday earlier this year shows Ko’s camp had discussed the situation as long ago as February. The email said she had the right “to meet other experts and coaches around the world because of her amazing talent.” The message said Wilson’s role in Ko’s development was appreciated but it would be wise not to portray him as “a life partner” because “Guy has his own career plan and life too and so does Lydia”. - NZH

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Ashes whitewash looms By GreG Buckle Chris Rogers posted his first Test hundred on home soil as Australia thumped England by eight wickets in the fourth Ashes Test yesterday. Resuming at 0-30 chasing a total of 231 to win at the MCG, Australia reached their target against the dispirited tourists before tea on day four. Australia’s 2-231 gave Michael Clarke’s team a 4-0 lead in the series. Rogers made 116, adding 136 for the second wicket with Shane Watson, whose innings of 83 not out included the winning runs. Skipper Michael Clarke was unbeaten on six. England captain Alastair Cook dropped two catches at first slip in the first six overs of the day, giving chances to Rogers on 19 and David Warner on 22. Paceman Stuart Broad reacted with hands on hips after wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow failed to attempt a catch from Rogers and Cook moved late. Cook also dropped a sitter at waist height off Ben Stokes’ bowling. Warner added three more runs before his attempted upper-cut off Stokes was caught by Bairstow at 1-64. Bairstow messed up again in the first over after lunch by failing to hold a low chance off the bowling of Broad with Rogers on 81.

Rogers notched his second Test hundred, the adopted Victorian reaching the milestone on his home ground at the MCG. The left-hander brought up his 135-ball hundred with a stylish drive to the cover boundary, scoring more freely than most batsmen in this lowscoring Test. The 36-year-old raised both arms in a salute to the crowd of 38,522. Rogers became Australia’s sixth century-maker of the series, compared to England’s one. Spinner Monty Panesar finally broke the second-wicket partnership when Rogers was caught behind for 116 at 2-200 after hitting 13 boundaries. It was the first time Australia had successfully chased a target of more than 200 in an MCG Test since 1960-61 against West Indies. Australia were bowled out for 204 on Saturday in reply to England’s first innings of 255. England collapsed in their second innings to be all out for 179. More than 270,000 fans attended the match including a world-record crowd of 91,092 on Boxing Day. Australia will assess the fitness of Watson (groin) and pace bowler Ryan Harris (knee) for the fifth and final Test starting in Sydney on January 3. Clarke is seeking to join Ricky Ponting (2006-07) and

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Brad Haddin celebrate immediately after Australia made it 4-0 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday. ap photo

Warwick Armstrong (1920-21) as captains who have led Australia to a five-nil Ashes sweep. Clarke said grabbing a 4-0 lead was an amazing feeling that he couldn’t have predicted. “Probably not, to be perfectly

honest,” he said. “To be 4-0 up, it’s hard to describe. “There were some great individual performances. “Our goal is to win 5-0. I dont’ see any reason why not.” - AAP

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Breakers back in winners’ circle By kris shannon If the second half of the season is to bring a resurgence from the Breakers, yesterday’s 99-83 victory over Sydney was a solid start. A fortnight away from the court appeared to cure what ailed the defending champions, with a big performance from Gary Wilkinson helping to overturn a fourth-quarter deficit and clinch a crucial victory. This was the type of game the Breakers could have squandered earlier in the campaign, with close losses far more common than hard-fought wins as they slumped to last place in the Australian NBL. But the Breakers (5-9) were much more assured against the Kings (5-7) and, with Sydney coming into the contest occu-

pying a playoff spot, the twogame swing was essential if the Kiwi club are to climb back into contention. With 14 games remaining in the season, the Breakers may need to flip their first-half record to have a hope. That would leave them with as many wins as losses and, if it is to happen, Wilkinson could be a key factor in the revival. The American started in place of the injured Alex Pledger at centre and turned what looked like a setback into a potential positive. Wilkinson provides more of the offensive end than the Tall Black and proved as much with a career-best 31 points in his first start since returning to the club. While the Breakers were crushed on the boards (46-23)

without Pledger, the league’s third-leading rebounder, the one-two import punch of Wilkinson and Kerron Johnson (21 points) provided ample offence to overcome the deficiency. But the champs will have to make an immediate improvement ahead of Sunday’s visit to Adelaide, with the 36ers the leading rebounding team in the competition. Wilkinson, along with Vukona, was one of only two Breakers to pull down more than two boards, and the big man appeared locked in from the tip-off to grab five quick points. Ben Madgen exploded for 12 points to close the second quarter and pull his side within one at the halftime break. The game remained even for much of the third, quite incredibly considering how badly the Breakers were being handled

on the boards. The Kings had almost tripled the Breakers’ rebounding total midway through the quarter and were especially dominant on the offensive glass in Pledger’s absence. But such supremacy wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard, leaving Sydney to be content with a two-point lead heading into the final period. The Kings soon increased that buffer before a 12-1 run from the Breakers saw a four-point deficit quickly become a seven-point lead. With five minutes on the clock, the Breakers were in the box seat, but their woes down the stretch from the first half of the season weighed heavily over proceedings. Four quick points from Daryl Corletto helped ease those concerns, though, allowing the Breakers to hang on for - APNZ a much-needed win.


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Reefton Trotting Club Inc Venue: Reefton Racecourse Meeting Date: 30 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.00pm (NZT) THE TOWN OF LIGHT TROT $7500, 3yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2500m 1 00 Trouble Me (1) fr ................................. R May 2 Lady Mackendon (2) fr ............B Thomas (J) 3 9x607 Henley Park (3) fr ...................... P Borcoskie 4 05000 Cheeky Charlie (4) fr ........................P Davis 5 740 Monkey Luck (5) fr ..................... K Cameron 6 07048 Jean Sebastien (6) fr............. J Markham (J) 7 33 Diedre’s Trouble (7) fr ....................B Orange 8 7x70 Brite N Lovely (8) fr ......................I Cameron 9 Linquenda (U1) fr .................... C D Thornley 10 00x96 Renegade Fighter (U2) fr .......... B Borcoskie 2 12.35pm SPEIGHTS PACE $7500, 3yo+ c0 pace, stand, 2000m 1 x0004 Lucy Holmes (1) fr.............................J Dunn 2 65936 Maybe Foxy (2) fr .........................M Heenan 3 0P6 Shington Lad (3) fr .....................C Markham 4 47x08 Beinn Tharsuinn (4) fr ............... H Clarke (J) 5 46774 Limitation (5) fr .......................... B Borcoskie 6 742 Spunky Monkey (6) fr ...................... G Smith 7 00x09 Redback Jars (7) fr........................M Rennie 8 756 Wings Of A Hero (8) fr ..................B Orange 9 08685 Major Donegal (9) fr ............................B Butt 10 00 River Tique (10) fr .............................. R May 11 60423 Sounds Like Us (11) fr .....................P Davis 12 Franco Tyson (12) fr ................ C D Thornley 13 93 Lacroix Franco (13) fr .............. S Golding (J) 3 1.15pm RON CROOK MEMORIAL TROT $7500, 3yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2500m 1 09 Izinthezone (1) fr ........................ K Cameron 2 5 Day Tourer (2) fr ........................ B Borcoskie

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Ricky May is down to drive True South in the Reefton Cup today. 6 37098 Bad Peach (6) fr ........................ B Borcoskie 7 80015 Classic Vogue (7) fr ......................... G Smith 8 x6329 Cabo Wabo (8) fr ................................ R May 9 98470 Drover’s Eyre (9) fr ..................... L Lester (J) 10 58541 Royal Flight (10) fr............................J Curtin 9 5.03pm RAILWAY TAVERN RAKAIA HANDICAP PACE $8500, 4yo+ c1 to c2 spechcp pace, stand, 2500m 1 42833 Bankcard (1) fr .................................J Curtin 2 88060 Bee Tees fr ................................... Scratched 3 48889 Delgado (2) fr .................................. G Smith 4 80x50 Smokin Chick (3) fr ....................... K Cox (J) 5 52022 Jeans Mattjesty (1) 10........................ R May 6 91085 I C U Darling (2) 10 ................. J Thomas (J)

14257 Theo Bos (3) 10 ................................J Dunn 86627 Mighty Peruvian (4) 10 ............... R Close (J) 21481 Washington Star (5) 10 .......................B Butt 25604 Machs A Flyin (6) 10 .....................B Orange 10 5.35pm ROSCO CONTRACTOR HANDICAP TROT $8500, 4yo+ c1 to c4 discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 00x70 Sunrise Invasion (1) fr ........................ R May 2 62x25 Sarah Palin (2) fr ..............................P Davis 3 75710 Opawa Speed (3) fr .............................B Butt 4 99x88 Bim Bom Bay (4) fr .................... R Anderson 5 91000 Diggerboy (5) fr ..................... J Markham (J) 6 x8990 Clifden Clowers (6) fr .......................J Curtin 7 67043 Gin Rummy (U1) fr .......................I Cameron 8 94621 Breeny’s Smile (U2) fr ..................M Heenan 9 06702 All Shook Up (1) 10 ......................... G Smith 10 66766 Speedy Earl (2) 10 ..................... K Cameron 11 54x17 Eyrewell Pegasus (1) 20 ......... S Golding (J) 12 90050 Bobby Breen (2) 20 ...........................J Dunn 13 36034 Donaldson (1) 30 ....................... R Close (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 {C.cl} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS Race 1: Diedre’s Trouble, Renegade Fighter, Monkey Luck Race 2: Spunky Monkey, Wings Of A Hero, Franco Tyson Race 3: Starview Soul, Day Tourer, Big Ears, Veecewah Race 4: Vega Sicilia, The Ultimate Storm, Midnight Prowler Race 5: Shard Diego, Oncewerechristians, American Chopper Race 6: Naughty Maravu, Mach Denario, Harlow Franco Race 7: Maximan, Rozelski, Alateros, Iwannabebig Race 8: Graduate Under Fire, Lilac Desire, Classic Vogue Race 9: Machs A Flyin, Jeans Mattjesty, Mighty Peruvian Race 10: Gin Rummy, All Shook Up, Bobby Breen, Donaldson

M6 Kurow gallops Today at Kurow Raceway

ING CLUB R65 $8500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1800m 1 83600 Commander Cody (10) 59 .....C Barnes (a2) 2 83933 Motorboat Mike (5) 58.5 ............J Wong (a3) 3 09x17 Lilique (1) 57.5 .........................J Chong (a3) 4 x0266 Tilly (3) 57.5 .................................T Moseley 5 0x805 Sir Daniel (4) 57.5 ...................A McKay (a3) 6 10574 Umshini Wami d (7) 57.5 .........S Wynne (a3) 7 0x500 Howlongdowewait (2) 56.5 ........ S Muniandy 8 09x08 Presley (6) 56.5........................... C Johnson 9 70435 Showbrera m (9) 56 .....................K Williams 10 983x8 Lord Yarborough (12) 56 .......R Doherty (a1) 11 9x009 Seeking Redemption (8) 56 ....... A Frye (a1) 12 6x076 Slam Dunk m (11) 56 ..................L Callaway 13 x4984 Evancho d (13) 54.5 Emergency: Evancho 3 2.05pm MCKEOWN PETROLEUM RATING 65 HANDICAP $8500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 28332 The Governator d (2) 59 2 41004 El Doute d (6) 57.5 ......................... J Bullard 3 1x434 Da Best Coup b (4) 56.5 ................. J Morris 4 323x1 Halobethyname (7) 56.5.......... M Cropp (a3) 5 x3931 Sand’ior d (11) 56.5 .....................K Williams 6 27450 Fintorro (3) 56.5 ............................... J Bates Emergencies: The Fascinator, Gallant Dan, Kaipipi, Hen- 7 x5930 Keynote db (1) 56....................... A Frye (a1) nessy Black, Chapelle D’Or, Red Coat 8 06062 Gervasio (9) 55.5 ................... B Pitman (a1) 2 1.25pm BENMORE MERINOS/KUROW HARNESS RAC- 9 x9067 O’Faberge (8) 55.5 ...................... C Johnson

Kurow JC Venue: Kurow Meeting Date: 30 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting number : 6 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.45pm (NZT) WOODLEY’S TRANSPORT/WAITAKI BACON & HAM SPEC MDN $8000, MDN, 1400m 1 9x236 Dhaulagiri (12) 58.5 ..................J Wong (a3) 2 x60x5 Out West (5) 58.5 ................... B Pitman (a1) 3 5x24 Southern Power b (8) 57 4 Plaza (3) 57.............................S Wynne (a3) 5 69903 Beautiful Beast (2) 56.5 ..........A McKay (a3) 6 53504 Lady Privateer (1) 56.5 .................... J Bates 7 6046 Setarime (14) 56.5 ................ A Morgan (a3) 8 0x48. Rosheen (11) 56.5............ A Frye (a1) 9 8 Kiatere (9) 56.5 ...............................D Walsh 10 5050x Miss Clevedon (6) 56.5 ........... M Cropp (a3) 11 Kerrydale (15) 56.5 12 83228 Maria Santos b (10) 55 ............... C Johnson 13 The Fascinator (4) 56.5 ................T Moseley 14 Gallant Dan 57 ............................. Scratched 15 Kaipipi (16) 56.5 16 396x8 Hennessy Black (13) 58.5 17 67x00 Chapelle D’Or 56.5 ...................... Scratched 18 x4600 Red Coat (7) 58.5 -

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Taupo gallops Today at Taupo Raceway

Taupo RC Venue: Taupo Meeting Date: 30 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting number : 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 1.00pm (NZT) MCF INTERIORS TAUPO MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 x3000 Vito Genovese (10) 58.5 ................ J Adams 2 Oompa (11) 58.5 ............................. R Jones 3 Happy Place (2) 57 ......................... K Myers 4 Rough Copy (9) 57 ........................M McNab 5 Shaara 57 .................................... Scratched 6 73234 Born Happy (3) 56.5.................... D Johnson 7 4x9x8 Queen Of Excuses (4) 56.5 ...... J McDonald 8 Ballerina Angelina (6) 56.5......... L Satherley 9 3. Merrily (5) 55 ..............................M Cameron 10 757 Strike For Kash (1) 55 .....................S Collett 11 Pirie Piper (8) 55 ............................. C Grylls 12 7x69x Wairere (7) 55 2 1.40pm HERTZ CAR RENTALS TAUPO RATING 65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 129 Duffers Creek 59 .......................... Scratched 2 361x0 Stamen d (10) 57.5 ....................V Gatu (a3)

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3 34405 Madam Kirk (4) 57 ................... B Grylls (a2) 4 81x Sir Darci (3) 56.5 ........................M Cameron 5 24x67 Lady Eiko d (2) 56 ........................... C Grylls 6 470x0 Miss Construe tdm (9) 56................ K Myers 7 4390x I Chianti d (6) 55.5 .................... A Collett (a) 8 08x34 Brokash (5) 55 ..............................M McNab 9 7x197 Silver Platter (7) 55 .................... M Dee (a2) 10 88x75 Spitting Image (8) 55................... D Johnson 11 800x9 Deo Volente t (1) 54 ...........................M Hills 3 2.20pm RD1 LTD - ECOLAB RATING 65 1200 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 10844 Poppas Delight d (4) 59 ........... B Grylls (a2) 2 x318x Who Said 58.5 ............................. Scratched 3 x2473 Donnie Brasco d (1) 58 .................. J Adams 4 41535 Elysium dmb (6) 57.5 ................ J McDonald 5 48x92 Rio Rose td (3) 57.5 ........................ C Grylls 6 9281x Delzzup 57.5 ................................ Scratched 7 6310x Thrilla In Manila (5) 56 .................... K Myers 8 321 Panna Cotta d (2) 55.5 ................ D Johnson 9 2440x Blooming Hell (7) 55.5 ............... L Satherley 10 067x6 Brondan (8) 54 ...................................M Hills 4 3.00pm KINLOCH RATING 75 1200 $8000, Rating

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72 Goldstar Bomber nwtd S & .............B Evans 44348 Opawa Chris nwtd......................R N Maisey 522 Goodtime Kate nwtd ...................B Goodwin 23852 Jasper Haka nwtd .....................J McInerney 545 Varga Frost nwtd ...........................A Speight 75725 Working Midnight nwtd.................. D Donlon 67353 Homebush Titan nwtd ...............J McInerney

75 Benchmark, 1200m 1 19432 Duntoilin dm (4) 59.......................... C Grylls 2 94301 Passing Parade dm (8) 58.......... M Dee (a2) 3 x4265 Kaleidoscope d (7) 57.5 ........... B Grylls (a2) 4 28x21 Biddable d (2) 56.5.................... J McDonald 5 31538 Marmi (5) 56.5...............................M McNab 6 740x2 Axl Rose db (3) 56.5 ..................M Cameron 7 50024 Day Walker (6) 56.5 ...................M Sweeney 8 6x285 A’Larose db (1) 54 ...................K Leung (a2) 5 3.40pm STARLIGHT CINEMA CENTRE RATING 65 1800 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1800m 1 27402 Centavada m (8) 59 2 0x684 Pillar To Post 59 ........................... Scratched 3 13 All Torn Up (2) 58.5 ....................M Cameron 4 31x56 Notforlong (5) 58.5 ......................T Thornton 5 67030 Amity Dane mh (6) 58 ........................M Hills 6 x4721 Sheez All Heart (9) 57.5 7 0x003 Bachelor Keen (3) 57.5 ................... R Jones 8 107x0 Riverenza 56.5 ............................. Scratched 9 03082 Ravello (11) 56.5 ............................. K Myers 10 739x5 Siciliani (1) 56 ........................... J McDonald 11 86370 Exabelle (7) 55.5 ........................ M Dee (a2)

12 06x00 Minnaleo td (4) 55.5 ........................S Collett 13 0x056 Sing Hang Star (10) 55.5 .........K Leung (a2) 6 4.17pm MARIE LEICESTER FAREWELL MAIDEN 1400 $8000, MDN, 1400m 1 6x278 Lucky To Be Cool 58.5 ................. Scratched 2 46x0 Packing Express (6) 58.5 ............ D Johnson 3 8x88x Danny The Imp (7) 58.5 ..................S Collett 4 Outline (8) 58.5 .............................M McNab 5 0x Rangi Mac (1) 58.5 ....................V Gatu (a3) 6 0 Wilder 58.5 ................................... Scratched 7 Yes (12) 58.5 ................................... C Grylls 8 63 Knight Wager (3) 57 ........................ K Myers 9 424x2 Malina (9) 56.5 ................................ R Jones 10 25284 Chocolat (5) 56.5 ..................... B Grylls (a2) 11 26x3x Epicurean (11) 56.5 .................. J McDonald 12 9x08 Eszencia (4) 55 ..........................M Cameron 13 Irresistabelle (2) 55 .....................T Thornton 14 Safanad (10) 55 .................................M Hills 7 4.52pm HARCOURTS TAUPO CUP RATING 85 $12,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1950m 1 01713 Julinsky Prince m (3) 59.............M Cameron 2 9x811 Stanica Star (4) 58.5 .................. M Dee (a2)

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00736 Guess What d (2) 56.5 .............K Leung (a2) 1x320 Revelator (6) 55.5 ....................... D Johnson 45337 Keepher Close 55 ........................ Scratched 7x608 Princess Kyoto (8) 54.5 ................... K Myers 22909 Smartly (5) 54.5 ....................... B Grylls (a2) x6700 Cat Woman (1) 54 ......................M Sweeney x4004 Tilda (7) 54 ......................................S Collett 8 5.27pm WINDSOR PARK KARAKA YEARLINGS 2014 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1800m 1 2654x Mutt Williams b (9) 58.5 ............ A Collett (a) 2 7x647 Voncini (5) 58.5 ............................... D Nolan 3 690x0 Catchagrenadeforu (8) 58.5 ........ D Johnson 4 40x00 Tutanekai h (3) 58.5 ....................T Thornton 5 670. Sinister Man (1) 57.......................... K Myers 6 57523 Maybe Later (10) 56.5 ..................... M Wenn 7 74353 Peroni (4) 56.5 .......................... J McDonald 8 64366 Pink Diamond b (2) 56.5 ....L Magorrian (a4) 9 Choice One Jonesy (6) 56.5 ........... C Grylls 10 960 Vesta (11) 56.5 ...................................M Hills 11 424 Suspicious Minds (7) 55.............M Sweeney 12 903 Tiara 55 ........................................ Scratched 13 08x66 Valdarah (12) 55 ...........................M McNab

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway 8 55426 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight Meeting Date: 30 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 9 47 Applause nwtd .................................L Ahern 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 10 47555 Homebush Saxon nwtd .............J McInerney Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 3 12.53pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 C1, 305m 1 12.09pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 36122 Ruapehu 17.83 G & ........................ J Clarke 1 3853F Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 82342 Homebush Verona 17.99...........J McInerney 2 44327 Vinny Doon nwtd B & ....................G Atwood 3 71333 Bad Week nwtd .........................J McInerney 3 34435 Opalescent nwtd G & ........................S Ross 4 85321 No No Romeo 18.03 ........................G Quirk 4 68323 Thunder Time nwtd G & ....................S Ross 5 5x111 Boston Blaze 17.59 F & .................Turnwald 5 74237 Cedric Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 6 82252 Chocdee Alice 17.79 .................J McInerney 6 Advanced Pedro nwtd S & ..............B Evans 7 22342 Otto Baxter 17.91 ......................J McInerney 7 7227 Hermione Baxter nwtd ..............J McInerney 8 22431 Cosmic Rascal 18.16 .......................L Ahern 8 65533 Cosmic Sally nwtd.....................J McInerney 9 2831 Deathstar 18.11 ............................A Speight 9 Miss Selfies nwtd ......................J McInerney 10 86241 Calm Brooke nwtd............................. B Hunt 10 Grunt Rodgers nwtd ..................J McInerney 4 1.10pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD C1, 520m

2 12.29pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 520m

8 0x222 Irish Bay dm (9) 54.......................K Williams 5 5x146 Keep A Fortune (3) 56.5......... B Pitman (a1) 10 295x0 Stradbroke City (10) 55.5 9 30656 Semper Plus db (3) 54 ................ C Johnson 6 35x19 Whare Creek 56.5 ........................ Scratched 11 x3605 Question (5) 55 .......................S Wynne (a3) 7 60753 Champagne Katie (8) 56.5 ......... A Frye (a1) 10 62x23 Georgies Girl (7) 54 .......................R Bishop 12 50632 Gallant Babe 54.5 ........................ Scratched 11 059x6 Parnell Prince (12) 54 ................ A Frye (a1) 8 x4984 Evancho d (2) 56.5 ................R Doherty (a1) 4 2.45pm COUPLANDS BAKERIES/COUPLANDS 9 90 Four Seas (1) 56.5 .........................R Bishop 12 76641 Uppland m (8) 54 ....................S Wynne (a3) WORKING DOG BISCUIT $8000, MDN, 1800m 1 80802 Prince Eden (9) 58.5 .................. A Frye (a1) 6 4.05pm PGG WRIGHTSON KUROW CUP OPN HCP 13 41003 Lakers Bay dm (10) 54 14 08141 Ashburn Lane d (4) 54 ..................... J Bates 2 x5642 Voussoir (1) 58.5 ............................ J Bullard $20,000, OPN HCP, 2000m 1 82514 Alpine Heights db (4) 59 ................ J Bullard Emergencies: Lakers Bay, Ashburn Lane 3 7x009 Trooper (6) 58.5 ..............................D Walsh 2 x4312 King Prawn d (9) 57 .....................K Williams 8 5.15pm COCHRANES FARM MACHINERY RATING 4 0x555 Mr Wiz (2) 58.5.........................D Bothamley 75 HANDICAP $10,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1400m 3 35363 Monachee db (6) 56 5 Code Of Honour (12) 57 ..............T Moseley 1 x7758 Fragrant d (4) 59 ...................R Cuneen (a4) 6 53265 Encharm (13) 56.5 ........................... J Bates 4 56x71 Stormy Rain dm (5) 56 ............... A Frye (a1) 2 22236 Mikabella (2) 57.5 ...................... A Frye (a1) 7 x5092 Seduisante (10) 56.5.................J Wong (a3) 5 15x66 Ya Dreamin Jonesy d (8) 55.5 C Barnes (a2) 3 70x33 Ortem Fire d (3) 57.5 .............C Barnes (a2) 8 868x2 Toppick (3) 56.5..................... A Morgan (a3) 6 46x97 Foneeleven tm (3) 55 ...................T Moseley 4 9x025 Killa Question dmb (7) 57.5 ... B Pitman (a1) 9 50943 Southern Pride (5) 56.5 ...............K Williams 7 11276 Darci Coup t (7) 54..........................D Walsh 5 x6320 Berenice (1) 57 ...............................D Walsh 10 04x Pinawin (4) 56.5 .......................... C Johnson 8 x8262 Fiorano m (1) 54 ............................. J Morris 6 x9663 Vanilla dm (11) 57 ................. A Morgan (a3) 11 909 McMay (11) 56.5 .....................S Wynne (a3) 9 x5774 Confused d (2) 54 ....................... C Johnson 12 7x0. Penny Kate (8) 56.5 ........................ J Morris 7 4.40pm RURAL TRANSPORT/MCKENZIE&CO CHAR- 7 51213 Golden Castle db (5) 55.5 ........J Chong (a3) 8 25931 La Girl d (9) 55.5 ....................... S Muniandy 13 90 Four Seas (7) 56.5 TERED ACCOUNTANT $15,000, OPN HCP, 1400m 9 36x59 Norah 55.5 ................................... Scratched Emergency: Four Seas 1 89361 El Chico d (2) 60.5 ......................... J Bullard 10 4x307 Ishipal (6) 55.5 .............................T Moseley 5 3.25pm WHITESTONE CHEESE CO 3&4YO HANDI- 2 50528 Our Genes dm (1) 57.5 ......... A Morgan (a3) 11 919x5 Rose Tattoo (10) 54.......................... J Bates 3 x8542 Dr Dee Bee 57 ............................. Scratched 12 70362 Barberry Roze m (8) 54 .............. C Johnson CAP SW $13,000, 3&4YO Set Weight, 1800m 4 21050 Go Go Dingo 56.5 ........................ Scratched Blinkers on : Ya Dreamin Jonesy (R6) Blinkers off : Hennessy 1 x1525 Sir Singo (4) 58.5 ........................... J Bullard 5 55685 Conscious Mistake dm (11) 55........D Walsh Black, Red Coat (R1), Stradbroke City (R3), Mr Wiz (R4) Wink2 x4622 Southern Sav db (6) 58.5 ...... A Morgan (a3) 6 40053 Credit Crunch d (6) 54.5 ........ B Pitman (a1) ers on : Miss Clevedon, Red Coat (R1), Mr Wiz (R4) Pacifiers 3 190x4 Delacroix m (5) 58.5.................... C Johnson 7 346x8 Howbaddouneedit d (5) 54.............. J Morris on : Stradbroke City (R3) 4 34251 Mayflower (7) 56.5 ........................... J Bates

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16341 Madam Ice 30.65 ........................J McArthur 84614 Miss Apocalypse nwtd .....................G Quirk 11424 McJopson nwtd S & ........................B Evans 33355 Adda Boy Zeke nwtd B & ..............G Atwood 23126 Enhancer 30.92...........................B Hodgson 21464 Kwasant 30.74 ..................................D Edlin 87848 Cawbourne Kim 30.17 ..............J McInerney 76237 Billy Holmes 30.64 G & ................... J Clarke

9 34537 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 10 67752 My Lil Lucifer 30.64 K & ....................Phillips

5 1.33pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C2, 305m

1 15831 Supreme Shelleen 17.73 ..........J McInerney 2 62333 Showem Baby 17.86 ................A Duganzich 3 41363 Yaldhurst Edward 17.74 ............J McInerney 4 87676 Another Another 17.83 ..............J McInerney 5 48588 Another Becky 17.83.................J McInerney 6 23544 Kiribati Girl 17.94 ..................... S Gommans 7 22116 Spot On Maggie 17.70 .............A Duganzich 8 21146 Lost in Light 17.60............................L Ahern 9 73813 Cawbourne Banksy 17.74 ................G Quirk 10 18655 Make Your Point nwtd S & ...............B Evans 6 1.50pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C1 C1, 520m 1 35472 Homebush Coral 31.33 .............J McInerney 2 71334 Toxic Revenge nwtd ......................A Speight 3 41274 Nose White 30.73.....................A Duganzich 4 37474 I’m A Catch 30.87 L & ........................ Morris 5 66325 Sydenham Opal nwtd G & .............. J Clarke 6 442F2 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 7 46153 Tepirita Tuiteka 30.74 ....................B Mitchell 8 33121 Dutchess Queen 30.55 ...............J McArthur 9 87265 Thrilling Ava 30.22 ..........................B Marsh

9 2.53pm WANGANUI CHRONICLE C2/3 C2/3, 520m 1 76126 Lady Anabella 17.53 F &................Turnwald 1 78848 Waimak Dave nwtd ...................J McInerney 2 62312 She’s Top Notch 17.66 .....................L Ahern 1 46873 Fire Boy Baxter 17.55 ...............J McInerney 2 24754 Emma Marie 30.66....................... T Downey 3 22234 Stiff Drink 17.71 F & .......................Turnwald 2 16877 Another Coffee 17.55 ................J McInerney 3 55567 Botany Seaton 30.44 ................J McInerney 4 21332 Winning Knocka nwtd.......................L Ahern 3 38121 Sprinkles 17.95 .........................J McInerney 4 11411 Goldstar Bella nwtd S & ..................B Evans 5 66248 Botany Prancer 17.83 ...............J McInerney 4 46261 Queen Cobra 18.12 ......................... A Clark 5 53511 Check The Mail 30.07 ......................L Ahern 6 31611 Sweet Lies 17.50 F & .....................Turnwald 5 33F25 Benny’s Angel 17.69 .................J McInerney 6 66437 Botany Kevin 30.65 ...................J McInerney 7 75553 Bee Rabbit 17.38 .............................L Ahern 6 62143 My Little Oah 17.77 ...................J McInerney 7 42312 Bit Coin 30.58 ..........................A Duganzich 8 31675 Jumpin’ Julia 17.66....................J McInerney 7 83568 Homebush Buffy 17.51..............J McInerney 8 63217 Another Course 30.21 ...............J McInerney Emergencies: 9 53278 Jill Sprite 17.71 .................................. N Udy 8 18117 Azure Dreams 17.75 G & ................ J Clarke Emergencies: 9 83518 All The Milk 17.86.............................G Quirk 9 88865 Opawa Midnight nwtd S & ...............B Evans 10 78842 Uno Allegro 17.42 ............................L Ahern 10 51758 Cold Turkey nwtd ..............................G Quirk 10 71542 Homebush Limbo 17.64 ............J McInerney 12 3.50pm HAPPY NEW YEAR C5 C5, 305m 10 3.10pm KEENAN CONCRETE C4/5 C4/5, 520m 8 2.30pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C2 C2, 520m 1 38717 Another Colt nwtd .....................J McInerney 1 14867 Smile For Daddy 30.27 .......................S Kite 2 81713 Exponential Lily 17.51 ......................L Ahern 1 15646 Rich List 30.41 2 54148 Zamaddis Lass nwtd .................... T Downey 2 65677 Embee Dee 30.66 .....................J McInerney 3 15172 Fiery Dancer 17.40 ..........................L Ahern 3 62232 What’s Up Gee 30.30 .......................L Ahern 3 77356 Homebush Iris 30.68 .................J McInerney 4 53512 Rosemore Osti 17.23 .......................L Ahern 4 65253 Cawbourne Kesha 30.32...........J McInerney 4 27543 Cawbourne Philip 30.64 ............J McInerney 5 71211 Run Lacey Run 17.33 F &..............Turnwald 5 44561 Gay Thorley nwtd ......................J McInerney 5 23428 Hello Ello 29.93 .......................... B Johnston 6 33844 Hey You 17.46 ....................................W Kite 6 72846 Matisse 30.38..................................... N Udy 6 75511 Indiana Izmir 29.99 F & ..................Turnwald 7 17246 Little Rascal 17.54 ...........................L Ahern 7 13711 Tifino 30.48 ..............................A Duganzich 7 47253 El Jetta 30.06 ...................................L Ahern 8 67514 Cosmic Fury 17.52 ...........................L Ahern 8 64156 Time For What nwtd ......................M Gowan 8 67435 Chevy Volt 30.18 ..............................L Ahern Emergencies: 9 36464 Thrilling Sound 30.05 S & ...............B Evans 9 75488 No Undies Sundy 30.45 ............J McInerney 9 44861 Homebush Churro 17.88 ...........J McInerney 10 51758 Cold Turkey nwtd ..............................G Quirk 11 3.33pm INTERISLANDER SUMMER C4, 305m 10 85331 Nitro Luis 17.40 F & .......................Turnwald 10 67752 My Lil Lucifer 30.64 K & ....................Phillips

7 2.13pm WANGANUI SECURITY C3 C3, 305m


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Erakovic could meet top seed By Kris shannon Local hope Marina Erakovic has avoided the big names in the draw for the ASB Classic for one round, at least. And, happily for tournament organisers, Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic were placed on opposite sides of the draw and can meet only in the final. Erakovic, the ninth-ranked player and one spot outside the seeds, was picked to play American Lauren Davis in the first round of the tournament, an opponent the Kiwi will be confident of overcoming. But if she does, Erakovic will immediately find herself facing top seed Roberta Vinci - provided the Italian can emerge from an intriguing first-round match against rising star Ana Konjuh. That clash between the world’s 14th-ranked player and the 16-year-old Croat is probably the pick of the opening encounters, with Williams and Ivanovic both avoiding the big names. While Ivanovic, seeded second, was assured of relatively smooth passage, the unseeded Williams could have come up against any of the top guns. But after the draw, conducted on Saturday at the Auckland Museum, Ivanovic was paired with world No 57 Alison Riske while Williams will play wildcard Andrea Hlavackova. That outcome will be greeted with delight from fans and organisers alike, but the news wasn’t quite so pleasing for Erakovic. The Aucklander has never advanced past the second round at her home tournament and, with Vinci looming, the odds are slim of her snapping that streak. The 25-year-old is coming off a career year on the WTA circuit, winning her maiden

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singles title in Memphis and rising to No 46 in the world rankings. And spurred on by a crowd containing friends and family, she will be hopeful of advancing past the 70th-ranked Davis. But if she is bundled out early, Erakovic won’t let the setback spoil her preparations for a new year. “It’s not very important,” she said before the draw. “It’s just another tournament on the calendar. “The first one’s always tough because you haven’t played for a while. “If I do well here, great, but if I don’t it doesn’t really ruin my year.” Such an attitude will be of benefit if she does come faceto-face with the tournament’s top seed. Sitting barely outside the protected positions, it was inevitable Erakovic would encounter a big name sooner rather than later, but it was a prospect with which she was unconcerned. “I’ve got to be honest - I haven’t even looked at the field,” she said. “I’ve seen a lot of the girls around and said, ‘hey, how are you?’, but I’ve never thought like that. “Everyone can play and you go out there expecting a tough match. Everyone’s training hard, everyone’s working on their game. “We’re at a certain level where, no matter who you get, it’s going to be good tennis.” That was guaranteed when organisers secured 11 of the world’s top 50 players, providing another reason for Erakovic to relish playing at home. “I love playing at this tournament. “I have such fond memories here...it’s a special feeling.” - APNZ

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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) While you need to have plans and goals, you also need to leave room for life to surprise you. A little bit of mystery makes life exciting. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Where money has limited your options in the past you have a chance now to set yourself free, taking a ‘no more excuses’ approach. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Take the opportunity today to get an authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) There is a chance today to put a sense of fun and life’s demands into perspective, able to identify the kind of balance that works for you. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) If you’ve been too focused on demands and challenges, this is a day for having fun and spending some quality family time doing the things you love. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) With communication essential in every facet of your life but especially on the relationship front, this is a chance to start the way you intend to go on. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Hold onto the nose for money the Moon leaves you with as he leaves your income sector today, while remaining focused on the big picture. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Pay attention to what the Moon triggered over the last few days and the emotional and intuitive responses this created, without over thinking things. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Try not to over think things. The more you try and explain or over think an internal sense of knowing the more likely it is to evaporate. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) You’ve reached a point where you’re able to look back at where you’ve been and forward to where you’re going, putting a lot of things into perspective. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) While taking your professional hat off over the holiday period was never an option, your body needs nothing more than some quality time out. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) There is a need to take the spirit of adventure seriously, moving into the final days of this year aware that it’s all about the journey.

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COPLAND, Gloria Amelia Ruby - Suddenly at home on December 27, 2013. Dearly loved wife of the late Roger. Loved mother and motherin-law of Richard and Jeanette, Andrew and Christine, and Mary and Rob. A much loved grandmother of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. Gloria’s funeral service will be held at St Stephen’s Parish Centre, Park Street, Ashburton, on FRIDAY January 3 commencing at 1.30pm. To be followed by interment at the Chertsey Cemetery.

COPLAND, Gloria Amelia Ruby - Suddenly on December 27, 2013. Dearly loved sister, and sister-in-law of the late David and Diana Rankin, and Lyn Rankin, Harley and Sue, and the late Dawn Rankin, and Sandra and Bill Grant. A much loved and respected Aunt of all her nieces and nephews

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HARTMAN, Yolande Anysia - Passed away peacefully on December 28, 2013 at Terrace View Retirement Village. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon. Much loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Jenny Halligan, Graham and Helen, Lyn and Robert and dearly loved Nana of Matthew, Rebecca and Samuel; Daniel and Nicola; and Darrell. Many thanks to Karen, Carol and all the team at Terrace View for their outstanding care of Yolande during her time with them. Also thanks to the Cancer Society and District Nursing for their help and support with Yolande’s battle with cancer. Messages to 10 McNicol Crescent, Ashburton. At Yolande’s request a private service will be held.

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CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 N2K PGR 7am Early Edition 8am Great Animal Escape 8:30 Bread 9am Holiday Home Sweet Home 10am Food And Drink 10:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland 11am Work Of Art 12:30 M Magnificent 7 2005 Drama. Helena Bonham Carter, Thomas Redford. 2:30 Joanna Lumley – The Quest For Noah’s Ark 3:30 Great Animal Escapes 4pm Clodagh McKenna Fresh From The Sea 4:30 Off The Eaten Track 5pm Secret Removers 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm The Dark Side Follow eccentric relic collector Steve Santini on his quest to buy and authenticate dark and haunted items for his unusual collections. 7:30 Caroline Quentin’s National Parks Actress and presenter Caroline Quentin visits three of Britain’s most popular National Parks. 8:30 Atlantic Britain 9pm Venice 24/7 9:45 Long Way Round PGR 10:50 Oddities 11:25 Gator Boys

TUESDAY

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Bath Crashers 1:30 Bondi Vet 2am Clodagh McKenna Fresh From The Sea 2:30 Off The Eaten Track 3am The Long Way Round PGR 4am Atlantic Britain 4:30 Venice 24/7 5am Secret Removers

TV TWO

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 3 0 8:35 I’m In The Band 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 F Operation Hero 3 0 11am The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11:30 Ellen PGR Noon Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 12:50 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here AO 3 2:20 Fool Britannia 3 0 3:10 Austin And Ally 3 0 3:35 M Starstruck 2010 Drama. 0 5:05 America’s Funniest Home Videos 30 5:30 Friends 3 0 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 6:30 The War At Home 0 7pm Big Bang Theory 0 7:30 The Middle 0 8pm Hot in Cleveland PGR 0 8:30 M The Proposal PGR 2009 Comedy. Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds. 0 10:40 Arrow AO After being beaten by the Dark Archer, Oliver hangs up his hood, but when Laurel asks Arrow for help, he reluctantly agrees, but his hesitation almost costs him his life. 0 11:35 Once Upon A Time PGR 3 0 12:35 Brothers And Sisters PGR 30 1:25 Infomercials 2:30 Grey’s Anatomy PGR 3 0 3:15 The Lying Game PGR 3 0 4:05 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 5:05 State Of Georgia 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

TV THREE 6am Infomercials 7am What’s Really In Our Food? 3 Carolyn investigates whether yoghurt can help with weight loss, whether probiotics really work, and whether dairy food is a good source of calcium for growing children. 0 7:30 The Kitchen Job 3 0 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Would I Lie To You? PGR 3 0 12:30 90210 PGR 3 1:25 F The Block NZ PGR 3 0 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Queen Latifah interviews Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, and Martha Plimpton. 4:30 Big Brother Australia The latest housemate is evicted. 6pm 3 News 7pm Bondi Vet 7:30 N The Block – All Stars PGR The All-Stars come together in Bondi, where Scott sends them to the Block, where their house numbers are pre-decided. 0 8:30 M The Fast and the Furious – Tokyo Drift AO 3 2006 Action. Lucas Black, Bow Wow. 0 10:40 Would I Lie to You? UK AO

FOUR 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 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 Steel 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 30 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR Finch challenges Maya to play a good practical joke. 0 7:30 Community PGR 8pm F Parks and Recreation PGR 8:30 F Nurse Jackie AO 3 9:35 N The Big C AO Adam is turning 16, and Cathy plans to give him a party, despite his objections. 10:40 A Gifted Man PGR

11:20 The Borgias AO 3 While Pope 11:35 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials Alexander installs his new mistress Giulia in the late Cardinal Orsini’s palace, his enemies are gathering against him. 0 12:25 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church

PRIME

SKY SPORT 1

6am Home Shopping 6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2pm Beauty And The Beast PGR 3 With her father’s wedding coming, Cat accidentally tells the bridesmaids she is seeing someone, though she knows it is too dangerous for Vincent to attend. 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.

6am Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights) Australia v England – Fourth Test, Day Four. 6:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second One-Day International. 7:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars. 8am L Darts – World Championships Day 14, Quarterfinals. From Alexandra Palace in London, England. Noon Sky Sport – What’s On 12:30 Football – Arsenal TV Newcastle United v Arsenal. 3:30 Basketball – NBL (Replay) Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers. 5:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 6:30 Arena Access

7pm Best of QI PGR 3 7:30 Under the Hammer 8pm Shearing Gang PGR 3 With a huge mob to shear, Peter Lyon decides to send in the O’Neill brothers. They are his fastest gang, but putting them together in a wool shed means trouble. 8:30 F Manor Houses 9:35 60 Minutes PGR 10:35 Best of QI AO 3

7pm Bowls – New Zealand Open (Highlights) Men’s Singles. From Henderson Bowls Club in Auckland. 8:30 Darts – World Championships (Replay) Day 14, Quarter-finals. From Alexandra Palace in London, England.

11:15 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:10 Home Shopping 1:40 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:10 Home Shopping

12:30 Basketball – NBL (Replay) Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers. 2:30 Football League Show 3am Tennis – ASB Classic Day One – Match of the Day. 4:30 Tennis – ASB Classic Day One – Match of the Night.

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

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 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 9:40 Law And Order MV 10:30 CSI – Miami MV 11:20 SmackDown! MC 1:35 Numb3rs MV 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 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 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 CSI – New York MV 9:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

TUESDAY

12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 CSI – New York MV 3:55 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

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SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Joe’s World On A Plate 3 8pm Hoiho 3 8:30 Native Affairs – Summer Series 9:30 The Nutters Club AO 10pm Poutiriao 3 10:30 Te Ara Wairua – A New Hope AO (Starting Today) 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Man Made Marvels – Quake Proof PG 6:30 Moonshiners PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 Ragin’ Cajuns PG 9:30 Deadly Seas PG 10:30 Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 11am Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 11:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 12:30 Most Evil M 1:30 Deadly Affairs M 2:30 Great White Serial Killer PG 3:30 Voodoo Sharks PG 4:30 I Escaped Jaws PG 5:30 Sharkzilla PG 6:30 Return Of Jaws PG 7:30 Auction Kings PG 8pm Auction Hunters PG 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 You Have Been Warned PG 10:30 Magic Of Science PG 11pm Extreme Smuggling PG

TUESDAY

Midnight Crimes That Shook The World M 1am Magic Of Science PG 1:30 Auction Kings PG 2am Auction Hunters PG 2:30 Man Made Marvels – Quake Proof PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Ghost Lab M 5:30 Time Warp PG

The Middle

7:30pm on TV2

MOVIES PREMIERE 7:10 Nitro Circus – The Movie MC 2012 Action. Travis Pastrana. 8:40 Man On A Ledge MVL 2012 Thriller. Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks. 10:25 A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas 16VLS 2011 Comedy. John Cho, Kal Penn. 11:55 Broken City AO 2013 Thriller. Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe. 1:45 Killer Elite 16VL 2011 Action. Jason Statham, Clive Owen. 3:40 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor. 5:05 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski. 6:35 American Reunion 16LS 2012 Comedy. Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan. 8:30 Silent Hill – Revelation AO 2012 Horror. Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell. 10:10 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows AO 2011 Action.

TUESDAY

12:15 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. 1:35 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 3:05 Silent Hill – Revelation AO 2012 Horror. 4:40 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows AO 2011 Action.

Shearing Gang

8:00pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS 7:15 Dumb And Dumber PGV 1994 Comedy. Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly. 9:05 The Making Of The Heartbreak Kid 9:20 Across The Universe MVLS 2007 Drama. Evan Rachel Wood, Martin Luther, Dana Fuchs. 11:30 Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle 16LS 2004 Comedy. John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris. 1pm Sleepy Hollow MC 1999 Horror. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci. 2:45 The Chronicles Of Riddick MV 2004 Action. Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Judi Dench. 4:45 Semi-Pro MLS 2008 Comedy. Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson. 6:20 Moulin Rouge MLS 2001 Musical. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor. 8:30 Mystic River 16VL 2003 Drama. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon. 10:50 King Kong MV 2005 Adventure. Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrian Brodie.

TUESDAY

1:55 The Chronicles Of Riddick MV 2004 Action. 3:55 Mystic River 16VL 2003 Drama.

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

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8am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Replay) Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars. 11:30 Road To Sochi Noon L Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Fourth Test, Day Five. Coverage of the morning session from the MCG in Melbourne. 2:35 The Cricket Show Analysis and highlights of the week’s games, with features and player profiles from grassroots to domestic and international cricket. 3:05 L Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Fourth Test, Day Five. Coverage of the afternoon session from the MCG in Melbourne. 8pm Basketball – NBL (Highlights) Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers. From Sydney Entertainment Centre. 8:30 Sky Sport – What’s On A look at what is coming up on the sports channels over the next week. 9pm The Cricket Show Analysis and highlights of the week’s games, with features and player profiles from grassroots to domestic and international cricket. 9:30 L Cricket – T20 Big Bash League Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat. From Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

TUESDAY

1am Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Fourth Test, Day Five. Coverage of the last two hours of play from the MCG in Melbourne. 3am Football – A-League (Replay) Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets. From Coopers Stadium in Adelaide. 5am Nascar Nationwide Review 5:30 Bowls – New Zealand Open (Highlights) Men’s Singles. From Henderson Bowls Club in Auckland.

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Ron Carlson watches the ball and the sand fly as he tries to get himself out of trouble with this bunker shot at the Ashburton Golf Club on Saturday. It was cool and wet but that didn’t stop the hardy golfers who turned out for the club’s latest shoot-out round.

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Keith on track at national championships BY ERIN TASKER

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Ashburton’s Sandra Keith has made a winning start at the national bowls championships in Dunedin. Keith, with four national titles already to her name, is aiming for a fifth title which will see her

join an illustrious club of bowlers who have achieved that feat, earning themselves a gold star. The women’s lawn bowls world champion headed into the tournament one of the favourites and lived up to that billing on Saturday at Forbury Park Bowling Club, winning three of her four opening sin-

gles matches. Her only loss was at the hands of Queenstown’s Jane Anderson in the third round. Keith and national pairs winning partner from the last national championships, Serena Matthews, also opened this year’s pairs account with two wins. Meanwhile Allenton’s Sandra

Whitewash looming P18

Holdom failed to qualify after winning two of her four matches in pool play, while Methven’s Melva Middleton also fell short, failing to qualify with just one win in pool play. Holdom and Middleton are also combining in the women’s pairs and lost their first pool play match.

Six Mid Canterbury pairings took to the greens in qualifying for the men’s pairs, but none managed to make it past that stage of play. Play continues today around Dunedin, with finals to be played later in the week. Fours qualifying will begin on January 5.

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