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A young Ashburton father ended up in hospital after downing an entire bottle of absinthe, despite being told it was akin to “suicide”. It is the latest shocking incident linked to the Nek Nominate drinking craze. The man was taken to Ashburton Hospital in a dangerously drunken state on Monday night where he had his stomach pumped and now those monitoring the controversial drinking game in Ashburton say it has gone too far as young men continue to try outdo each other by “funnelling” copious amounts of alcohol. The video of the local man drinking absinthe – which can contain alcohol levels between 72 and 89.9 per cent - appeared on social media on Monday, mimicking recent videos of an Ashburton teen who twice downed a bottle of Jagermeister in seconds through a funnel and hose. It was part of the drinking game Nek Nominate, which tasks participants to film themselves downing alcohol before

uploading it to social media, nominating someone to continue the chain. Many videos have appeared on the Ashburton Nek Nomination Facebook page, but its administrator, who did not want to be named, told the Guardian she refused to post the video of the young man drinking absinthe. “We warned the guy when he put it to us he wanted to do a bottle of absinthe, we told him no, it’s pretty much suicide because of how potent it is and that it would not be getting posted on our page as we don’t condone behaviour like that or videos that go too far.”

She said the man decided to drink the bottle of absinthe anyway, he vomited and passed out before being taken to Ashburton Hospital. A Canterbury District Health Board spokesperson said the man was treated and discharged. It is understood he had enough alcohol to potentially kill him. The administrator believed he was trying to show off and “better other videos” and some participants were beginning to take the game too far, but she did not have plans to pull

the page. She and other administrators would continue to screen and approve appropriate videos to the Facebook page, which now has 290 members, she said. Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service manager Chris Clark was disappointed and said the drinking game had gone too far even before Monday’s incident. “I think people need to be careful, don’t fall into the trap of being dared to do anything that’s dangerous.”

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Lorde has been described as the “hottest New Zealander on the planet” after weekend performances in Australia. The 17-year-old doubleGrammy winner performed at the Melbourne and Sydney Laneway concerts. She arrived in Sydney Airport on Sunday accompanied by a huge contingent of Australian Federal Police. Lorde’s performance led the Sydney Morning Herald to describe her as the “hottest New Zealander on the planet”. The paper’s reviewer said she brought “some goth theatrics and electro pop ... when she could have been filling some venue in the USA or knocking back a coldie at Beyonce and JayZ’s pad”.



Henry eclipses Nightline Paul Henry’s new late-night talk show is capturing more of the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic than its predecessor, Nightline, did at the same time last year. Ratings data supplied by Nielsen shows The Paul Henry Show, which premiered last week, drew an average of 61,000 viewers aged between 25 and 54 per night. Nightline, which ended last year after 23 years on air, drew a nightly average of 57,400 in the same age bracket in the same week last year. The 25-to-54 age range is highly attractive to advertisers, so is an important target for broadcasters.


Kristin Scott Thomas quits movie British actress Kristin Scott Thomas has quit films after becoming bored of working on screen for 30 years. The 53-year-old star, who has garnered acclaim for roles in The English Patient and Four Weddings and a Funeral, has been juggling a dual career in English and French movies for several decades, and now she’s finally had enough of being in front of the camera. Scott Thomas reveals she came to the realisation that she wanted to focus on stage work last September. “I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film,” she told Britain’s Guardian Weekend magazine. “I realised I’ve done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can’t do it any more. I’m bored by it. So I’m stopping. “I’m often asked to do something because I’m going to be a sort of weight to their otherwise flimsy production. They need me for production purposes, basically. So they give me a little role in something where they know I’m going to be able to turn up, know what to do, cry in the right place.”

Cure to release first album in six years The Cure are gearing up to release their first studio album in six years. The veteran English rockers, fronted by Robert Smith, will unveil the tentativelytitled 4:14 Scream later this year, but the tracks aren’t exactly “new” – they were recorded while the band was working on 2008’s 4:13 Dream. The band has also revealed plans to embark on another trilogy world tour, performing three albums in their entirety, to mark the 35th anniversary of The Cure’s debut album, Three Imaginary Boys, which hit retailers in 1979. The Cure previously staged a trilogy show in 2002, playing all tracks from Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers. They followed it up with another such gig in 2011, which featured Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith.


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Waitresses get $5000 tips Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5000 cheque. The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow when the customer handed cheques to 25-year-old Amy Sabani, 23-year-old Sarah Seckinger and 28-year-old Amber Kariolich. Sabani said she first thought her cheque was for $500. But on closer inspection she saw its actual value and refused to take it. Sabani said the woman told the waitresses to use the money for school and “everything else in life”. Seckinger says a last semester to earn her associate degree in criminal justice was too expensive, but she will now return to school.

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Household incomes rise 37%

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The median household income in the Ashburton District has rocketed up 37 per cent to hit $63,100. In the 2006 Census the median sat at $46,000; eight years later it has grown at a faster rate than in most parts of New Zealand. Nationally the median income has grown by 24 per cent, up from $51,400 to $63,800. Statistics New Zealand yesterday released its second wave of data from last year’s Census, focusing on income source, employment sector, religion, marital status, smoking and vehicle ownership. The majority of households in the Ashburton District have a median annual income of more than $100,001 (2487) with 2277 in the next bracket, $70,000-$100,000. In the 2006 census, the majority of house-

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holds, 1830, had a median income between $50,001 and $70,000. Out of the 23 local authority areas in the South Island, Ashburton is ranked 6th for median household income. The highest is in Selwyn, $85,000 and the

60 (69) 75 (165) 213 (540 459 (690) 573 (972) 564 (468) 660 (627) 480 (600) 996 (1069) 1842 (1830) 2277 (1434) 2487 (1149) $63,000 ($46,000)

lowest is Waitaki, $48,200. Several have notched up growth rates in excess of 35 per cent. Across the district 14,409 people earn their living through wages, salaries, commissions or bonuses (12,738 in 2006), 4593 people are super or

Hinduism fastest growing By Sue NewmaN

Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in the Ashburton District with the number of practitioners increasing by more than 400 per cent over the past eight years. Reflecting the changing ethnicity of the district, the number worshipping Islam or who describe themselves as Muslim has increased by around 300 per cent with the district’s Buddhist numbers almost doubling. In the 2006 census there were no Sikh in the district; today there are 24. Almost one third of people in the Ashburton District said in the 2013 Census that they had no religious affiliation, 10,914 people; eight years ago one quarter of the

district said they were the non-religious (7620). Mainstream churches have been the biggest losers among those who said they had a religion with Anglicans, Methodists and Presbyterians all having falling numbers. Of the Christian churches the Catholic Church and the Church of the Latter Day Saints showed the most significant growth. There are now 3963 people who give their religion as Catholic in the district (up 21 per cent) with the small congregation at the Latter Day saints almost doubling to hit 156. Of the Maori Christian religions, the Ratana and Ringatu churches have maintained steady numbers at 108 and 27 respectively.

veterans pensioners, 4563 are self-employed or own their own business and 363 were on ACC. Agriculture, forestry and fishing employ the greatest number of people in the district, 3957. Manufacturing employs 2529, retail trade 1539 and construction, 1407. The smallest employment sectors are mining, 24, electricity, gas, water and waste services, 123 and information media and telecommunications, 150. The employment sector with the most significant growth in numbers was construction, up 53 per cent from 918 people to 1407, followed by education and training, an increase of 177 to 849 (26 per cent) and public administration and safety up 56 per cent from 189 people to 294. In last year’s census 3810 people described their occupation as manager and 1806 as professional, a 25 per cent increase.

Despite the best efforts of brave motorists to free a driver from a burning car yesterday morning, the man died en route to hospital. Police said a people-mover rolled into a ditch and burst into flames around 9am on State Highway 1 at Dunsandel, near Parkins Road, 40km south of Christchurch. Passers-by were able to free the driver and sole occupant before the car was engulfed in flames. The man, aged in his 60s, was being transferred to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition but died on the way. It is not known yet whether he suffered injuries in the crash or has suffered a medical event. No other vehicles were involved. The man’s name will not be released until next of kin have been notified. - APNZ

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Town centre the place to be BY SUE NEWMAN


Ashburton’s town centre is the place to be tomorrow when not one, but two festivals hit town. While the district’s Multi Cultural Bite festival has become a must-do event in its own right, a second festival runs in conjunction with that annual event, the Waitangi on East fair. This will see 80 stall holders set up in business between Havelock and Moore streets. Organiser Carol Johns said demand for sites had been huge and a wide range of arts, crafts and gift items will be on sale. “It’s amazing, there are so many talented people around Ashburton. We’ve got one or two retailers taking part but this year it’s mainly craft and gift stalls. There’s something for everyone,” she said. Waitangi on East stallholders open for business from 9am while the Multi Cultural Bite festival starts at 11am. Both will run until 3pm. While the two festivals are separate events, the entertainment focus will all be on the Multi Cultural Bite end of East Street. Twenty-six food stalls will be set up on the clock tower side of the street between Havelock and Wills streets with a stage set up outside the Ashburton Post Office. The multi cultural festival is now in its fifth year and this year it has broken all records for participating groups with 26 food stalls representing different cultures. Entertainment will be provided by a wide range of cultural groups from both the Ashburton District and from out of town.

A rare car stolen from the garage where it was being stored has been reunited with its owner. Dean Percy’s 1972 model Ford Fairmont coupe was stolen from his parents’ Dallington address in broad daylight after the fluorescent-jacketed thief convinced a neighbour he was authorised to clear out a garage before demolition. Mr Percy feared the car he has owned and restored over the past 15 years had been stolen to order and offered a $5000 reward for its recovery. He said he was contacted by a person who had the car on the day it featured in an article in the newspaper. It appeared the buyer had paid only a portion of the $10,000 that was being asked for a rare vehicle worth much more. - APNZ

Quarry victim named A man who died at Matatoki Quarry on Monday has been named as 47-yearold Morrinsville resident Gavin Wayne Stewart. Emergency services were called to Matatoki Quarry Road, near Kopu, just after 1pm. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said on arrival at the scene the crew doctor went to help ambulance paramedics and was told the man was dead. He is believed to have been hit by a truck. - APNZ

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Last year’s Multi Cultural Bite festival attracted a huge crowd, and this year is set to be bigger and better. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON

Cockatoos stolen from domain aviary taken from the aviary two weeks ago and had not been seen since. They were both adult birds and one of them spoke - Cockie said ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’. Ashburton District Council

open spaces manager Dave Askin said someone had broken into the back of the aviary and taken them. The glass at the back of the avery had been specifically taped and removed out as one

piece in the theft. He estimated they cost $1500 each. Mr Askin said the theft on Friday, January 17 was discovered by Talbot Security and the police were investigating.



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It’s arrived! Weighing in at just 173.5g the smallest kiwi chick to hatch at Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter emerged from its egg overnight. Kiwi Encounter has hatched more than 1300 North Island brown kiwi eggs over the years and this latest arrival is the smallest the team has ever nurtured, and is also believed to be the smallest of its species in New Zealand. The ‘tiny’ egg weighed just 217.6g on its arrival from the Southern Whirinaki Forest and is a single anomaly from this clutch which has produced one other normal sized egg that hatched last week. - APNZ

Jail for oil scam A man who charmed and pressured fellow Seventh Day Adventist Dunedin church members out of more than $850,000 in a Nigerian oil scam has been jailed for four years. Tahitianborn Damas Tutehau Flohr, 69, used his friendship with the pastor and others to obtain large amounts of money he said was needed to free up millions of dollars being held for him in a New York bank. But the millions never eventuated and, as well as the unknown amount of cash Flohr himself lost earlier to the scam, seven of his fellow church members were poorer by a total of $853,215. Flohr was sentenced at Dunedin District Court yesterday. - APNZ

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Two cockatoos valued at around $1500 each have been stolen from the Ashburton Domain Aviary in a “stolen to order” type raid. The Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Cockie and Lucy, were

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Police in Rodney are trying to find a convicted criminal who has skipped his home detention address and may be armed. Desmond Bourne, 39, has fled his approved address and is on the run in the Rodney area, north of Auckland. Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Batty said he had concerns about Bourne, given his past offending. “He is known to police with a history that includes convictions for drugs and firearms offences,” he said. “He could be in possession of a firearm or involved in drug-related offending. We ask for the community’s assistance to locate him so he can be placed before the courts.” Bourne should not be approached, Mr Batty said. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact police on 111 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111. - APNZ

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Two new midwives for district BY TONI WILLIAMS


Midwifery care continues in Ashburton as two new midwives arrive to replace departing staff. Two new midwives started at Ashburton Birthcare Midwives this week to replace midwives Linda Philp, who will finish at the end of February, and Jacqui Wylie, who is looking to lessen her caseload to finish later in the year. Team midwife Sandra Scott said the new midwives had come from Christchurch. Mrs Scott said recruiting midwives, even to Ashburton, had issues. “It’s not easy but it’s a good

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area to live and that should help us recruit new midwives.” Mrs Scott said they still wanted one more midwife. With the addition of the new staff, Ashburton Birthcare Midwives currently had five fulltime staff that dealt with an average of 20 to 30 pregnant Mid Canterbury women a month. “December and January were difficult for us because we had midwives on holiday and a midwife on sick leave but things are much better now,” Mrs Scott said. “If there are pregnant women around now who want to book that weren’t able to, give us a phone call.”

Ashburton author visits preschool The tale of Bridie Boo was brought to life at Child’s Play Preschool in Ashburton yesterday when Rakaia author Amanda van Vliet paid a visit to more than 40 youngsters. Ms van Vliet is the author and illustrator of Bridie Boo – The Puppy Who Grew, a story based on the life journey of her dog Bridie Boo who was the smallest puppy in the litter who grew to be as big as her siblings. The book was published last July. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 040214-DW-018



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New principal hopes to form strong bonds By Myles HuMe

New Mayfield principal Richard Kidd has one major goal to achieve during his first week in the top job to learn the name of each pupil. It is a small, yet important step for the first-time principal, who wants to form strong bonds with each of the school’s 58 youngsters - two of those his daughters Hannah, 5, and Rebecca, 7 – as he looks to make an impression in his new role. “Absolutely it’s important, if you build good relationships with the children then you have good relationships with the family too.” It is that small rural community feel that’s already meant Mr Kidd and his family have felt right at home in their first week in Mid Canterbury with locals stopping to introduce themselves on the street. Nearby principals in the foothills have also taken time to get to know him.

Mr Kidd, his two daughters and wife Jo moved to Mayfield after spending the past seven years in in Waipu, Northland, where Mr Kidd was the deputy principal at the local rural primary school. He originally began his teaching career in Auckland, after growing up on a dairy farm in Dargaville. He took the Mayfield School job late last year after former principal Greg Wilson departed for a senior teaching role at Nelson Intermediate. “Coming to Mayfield is a great opportunity for me to become a firsttime principal . . . and Waipu was in a rural environment and I came from a farm, so it has that aspect too.” He was also impressed with the direction of the board of trustees and systems in place at Mayfield School. “I will look to build on what’s doing at the moment, look for further leadership roles in Year 7 and 8 and look to build on the curriculum.”

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By NicHolas JoNes A state primary school is giving each of its students an iPad for their own use - and says government money and fundraising were enough to pay for the project. About 250 new iPad minis were given to children starting the new year at Te Akau ki Papamoa, a decile 4 school in Bay of Plenty, yesterday. A further 45 tablets have been ordered for late enrollers. So far the school has invested about $50,000 to ensure all its senior stu-



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Plea for staff wage rises

Talkback host sues for $620,000

By Sue NewmaN

Staff at Ashburton’s art gallery and museum say their wages lag significantly behind those of their counterparts in similar museums around New Zealand. When the two agencies made their annual funding appeal to the Ashburton District Council yesterday, both tagged wage increases for their staff. Gallery curator Shirin Khosravani also made a pitch for funds to cover an additional staff member. “We’ve spoken before about the 30 per cent difference between our senior staff and the national average for both the art gallery and the museum but we’ve only gone for a 10 per cent increase,” she said. With a move to the new art gallery Ms Khosravani said she had been advised the larger gallery space would require three additional staff, but said she knew this was not possible. Mayor Angus McKay wanted to know what her plan B would be if the extra money wasn’t provided, suggesting that some of the gallery space could be closed. “I’m purist. I’d never close a part of the gallery. Our goal is to have all of it open and functioning from day one. It would be tragic if we had to close part of the gallery.” Rather than let that happen, Ms Khosravani said staffing would not be increased and she would have to add receptionist duties to her own.

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Ashburton’s new art gallery and museum. Both agencies yesterday made their annual funding appeal to the Ashburton District Council. photo tetsuro mitomo 280114-dw-006

Saying volunteers could do most of the work in the gallery was incorrect, she said. “Hanging and running shows and exhibitions has to be done by professional staff.” That an extra staff member was needed should come as no surprise to the council, said museum board chair Bernie Davidson. “The size and design of the new gallery makes the extra staff member necessary. There comes a time when someone has to stand up and back this

building and the time is now. It’s time for the council to stand up, back this thing and get the show on the road. You’ve put a huge amount of investment in this already,” he said. For the museum, director Michael Hanrahan said, the extra money wasn’t about more staff, rather it was about trying to bring pay scales closer to the national average. “While an extra staff member would be good, we’ve decided to leave that out this year because we understand

the council is under real constraints in terms of a rate rise.” Instead the museum was looking to hook into a Government scheme that would pay the wages of a disabled person to fill a reception role in the new museum. Both agencies said there was an element of the unknown in their budget for the coming year because income would be affected by weeks of closure while they relocated and the true cost of running the new building was not yet known.

Agencies seek another $230,000 By Sue NewmaN

Agencies relying on the Ashburton District Council for financial support are hoping to pull another $230,000 from the district’s rating pool next year. The seven agencies yesterday presented their cases for increased funding which could add to the 7.4 per cent rate rise the council has already signalled for the 2014–2015 year. The agency presentations came at the start of a month when district councillors and council staff will begin balancing want against need as they attempt to carve percentage points off next year’s rate increase. In the council’s long-term plan an increase of 7.4 per cent was also tagged for this year but judicious pruning and de-

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lays in funding some key project cut the increase back to 5 per cent. The biggest single ticket funding item for the council is the Arts Centre Trust, which is the administration body for the district’s art gallery and museum. It is asking the council for $541,721 for the next financial year, which is up $150,000 on this year’s grant. The extra money is required to cover

wage increases, additional staff and the costs involved in relocating to the new art gallerymuseum complex on West Street. The Ashburton Trust Event Centre is looking for an additional $35,000, 15 per cent above this year’s grant. Most of this is to cover buying kitchen equipment for the centre. Insurance is also carving an increasing slice out of the event centre’s income.

Safer Ashburton is seeking to boost its council grant by 18 per cent to $176,998 and in addition it has asked for a one-off grant of $15,000 to upgrade its computer system. Experience Mid Canterbury is also asking for $19,000 in additional funding. The Ashburton Community Pool and Sport Mid Canterbury are maintaining the status quo, with the pool in a holding pattern until the district’s new aquatic centre and stadium, the EA Networks Centre opens next year. Over the next two months the council will hold a number of budget workshops before its draft annual plan is put out for public submissions. These will be heard in late May, with the final budget and next year’s rate increase signed off in June.

RadioLive presenters were told to stay away from public places and not to attend their children’s sporting events or do their own shopping as the station’s management sought to shut down the media storm around John Tamihere and Willie Jackson’s questioning of a female talkback caller during the Roast Busters scandal. The instructions from MediaWorks group communications manager Rachel Lorimer to Tamihere, Jackson and fellow hosts Karyn Hay and Andrew Fagan are contained in an email in a sworn affidavit filed by Tamihere as part of a lawsuit that alleges breach of contract and defamation over his exit from the company. The controversy was sparked by an interview Jackson and Tamihere conducted with a caller called “Amy”, who said she went to school with alleged victims of the Roast Busters. Comments made during the interview led to a social media campaign aimed at RadioLive sponsors. Tamihere is seeking damages of over $620,000 in a suit filed with the High Court on December 23 last year. The NZ Herald obtained a copy of Tamihere’s statement of claim and sworn affidavit. They reveal: Tamihere claims MediaWorks had agreed to renew his $10,000-a-month contract for 2014 and he is suing for the full amount after the contract was not renewed following the scandal. Tamihere alleges MediaWorks intentionally damaged his reputation. The company failed to follow an agreed strategy to manage the publicity around his departure from his talkback show, instead announcing via a tweet linked to a story on its website that Alison Mau would replace him as Jackson’s co-host in 2014. Tamihere alleges MediaWorks also failed to publish the findings of an internal complaints review process that found Jackson and Tamihere’s interview with “Amy” had not breached any broadcasting standards. Tamihere claims the effect was to allow the public to think Tamihere had been fired for misconduct over his role in the interview but that Jackson had done nothing wrong. Tamihere’s defamation claim is for $500,000 in damages plus costs. - APNZ

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‘Disrespect’ at Waitangi By Matthew theunissen and JaMes ihaka The Governor-General believes protesters “disrespected” his role but not him as an individual during an altercation outside the whare at Te Tii Marae at Waitangi yesterday. Sir Jerry Mateparae has denied reports he was jostled during the heated exchange, which came as he and his wife were welcomed onto the marae yesterday morning. They were trying to enter the whare accompanied by Titewhai Harawira when her daughter - veteran Maori protester Hinewhare Harawira and another protester appeared to block his entry.

Ms Harawira, sister of Mana MP Hone Harawira, was denied entry to the whare but could be heard yelling at Sir Jerry. Sir Jerry said he did not feel threatened but his role had been disrespected. “There is an element of disrespect ... in terms of, not the individual, but the role and the position. So in that regard, yes, there has been disrespect. But in terms of the individual I am comfortable with what has happened here. “I didn’t feel threatened and indeed if I did I would have told them and voiced my concerns. I didn’t do that, I didn’t feel I needed to do that.” Sir Jerry said people had the right to air their grievances and

to be noisy at Waitangi. “On a marae it is about voicing your opinions and everyone has a different opinion and at the end of the day when it’s all discussed, done and dusted people can feel a lot better once the issue has been voiced.” Prime Minister John Key yesterday condemned the actions of those involved. “Having a few protesters or radicals effectively jostling the Governor-General is undignified, it’s unwarranted and, frankly, outright wrong,” he told reporters in Auckland yesterday afternoon. “Most people go to Waitangi to have a great time but there are one or two people that go to cause trouble and use the me-

dia to advance their own causes and their own issues. Mr Key later released a statement clarifying that his use of the word jostling was based on media reports and direct assertions from media that the GovernorGeneral had been jostled. Waitangi elder Kingi Taurua said it would have been better for Ms Harawira and any other protesters to address Sir Jerry face to face rather than shouting at him. “By doing that he closed his ears to their concerns, so for me ... it would really have been better for the protesters to come inside and approach the Governor-General and then they can hear what he has to say.” - APNZ


Blast victim stable A man severely injured in a fire that killed another man after a suspected P lab explosion in Northland last week is still in a stable condition in an Auckland burns unit. The 26-year-old Northland man was flown to Middlemore Hospital after the explosion last Wednesday at Pakotai, 50km northwest of Whangarei. Arthur Bruce Cornelius, 49, who was also severely burnt, died in Whangarei Hospital on Thursday. - APNZ

Decision reserved A decision on whether the man accused of assaulting star cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar last March will have his case dropped has been reserved. The 38-year-old defendant, who has name suppression, is seeking to have his case thrown out because of pre-trial publicity. Defence counsel Jonathan Eaton QC has lodged a stay application at Christchurch District Court. At a behind-closed-doors hearing before Judge Brian Callaghan yesterday, all details and evidence heard was suppressed. Prosecutor Catherine Butchard appeared for the Crown. Judge Callaghan reserved his decision. - APNZ

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A motorcyclist who died after his bike collided with a car near Cromwell last night has been named by police as Paul Kidd, a 46-year-old from Karamea, on the West Coast of the South Island. Mr Kidd suffered critical injuries in the collision at Cairnmuir Road, Bannockburn, about 6.15pm. He was flown to Dunedin Hospital by helicopter but died en route. The driver of the car, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle, was uninjured. - APNZ

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Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 38-year-old man died following an assault in Hamilton yesterday. Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel Keall said emergency services were called to a Chartwell address shortly before 2pm. “Ambulance staff were treating a 38-year-old man at the address for significant injuries however despite their efforts the victim died at the scene.” - APNZ

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Jane Yeatman was one of 90 people booked in to donate blood at the NZ Blood drive at the MSA in Ashburton yesterday. She was attended to by NZ Blood registered nurse Deb Allen, who took 470ml of blood.

Mrs Yeatman donated every three months and gave blood because it was something she could do effortlessly. “I like to help those in need, it’s a really good feeling.” NZ Blood collectors wanted

to get 70 units of blood from their four-hour session in town, but booked in extra people to allow for those who were unable to attend, or donate blood. Blood only lasts 35 days and with 42,000 patients treated

with blood or blood products around the country, it was taken to order to prevent waste. The NZ Blood Service was the only provider of blood products to hospitals in New Zealand.

Pilot in intensive care after runway crash A pilot who crashed a plane on his own private runway is in intensive care at Hawke’s Bay Hospital along with his passenger, who is in a critical condition. Robin Langslow was land-

ing a Cresco top-dressing plane on his Otane farm when he clipped a deer fence about 6am yesterday. Waipukurau deputy chief fire officer Owen Spotswood said

when he arrived at the scene both men were conscious but trapped in the cockpit. “The cockpit and engine facility were very badly damaged and they were trapped by their

feet and ankles,” he said. Both men suffered suspected fractures to their limbs and “other injuries”, St John spokesman Brendon Hutchinson said. - APNZ

A man who died trying to rescue a friend who got into difficulty in the water at Maruia Falls on Saturday evening has been named by police. The body of Darryl Rolton, 54, of Christchurch, was found at the beauty spot, 8km south of Murchison, on Sunday by the police dive squad. - APNZ

Key committed Prime Minister John Key says he is committed to staying for the full three-year term if he remains as prime minister after the general election this year. There has long been speculation that Mr Key would stand down part way through any third term, but Mr Key told Newstalk ZB that if his caucus and party still supported him he did intend to stick it out despite earlier thinking three terms could be too long. - APNZ

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Slaughter ‘must be humane’ By Michelle NelsoN

It is not illegal to kill an animal in New Zealand as long as it is done humanely, which includes bludgeoning bobby calves with hefty objects, Mid Canterbury SPCA inspector John Keeley says. But he added it was no longer a common practice in New Zealand. He was commenting on recent allegations of animal abuse on a New Zealand-owned dairy company operating in Chile. Images of workers of Manuka’s workers slaughtering bobby calves by hitting them on the head and dumping the carcasses in open pits have shocked many in recent days. Allegations of throat slitting and starving have also surfaced. Bobby calves are the unwanted product of the dairy industry,


generally male calves unsuitable for beef production. Chile has strict protocols about non-veterinary staff carrying out euthanasia, and authorities are investigating. But Mr Keeley said there was no such requirement in New Zealand, and many people would stop eating meat or drinking milk if they knew what happened on farms. “There is no law about killing an animal as long as it’s done quickly and humanely – that could include whacking them on the head with a hammer,” he said. “It used to be common practice here, but I haven’t heard of it going on for years.” Mr Keeley said the majority of unwanted calves were shot. Federated Farmers dairy chairperson, and Mid Canterbury corporate dairy farmer,

Willy Leferink, said the images portrayed by media were “not a good look”. “There are some issues in Chile because they are not used to seasonal milking and all these calves arriving at once, but it’s difficult to deal with, those pictures are not pretty.” The problem in Chile was compounded by a lack of slaughterhouses, where the bulk of Mid Canterbury’s four-day-old bobby calves end up. “In general we like to have farmers adhere to proper processes – and those processes in Chile are even stricter than they are here.” In New Zealand calves are usually disposed of with a .22 rifle or a dead bolt (humane killer) but strict regulations around firearm in Chile might contribute to the problem, Mr Leferink said.


Man admits killing mate at dinner table By Katie hollaNd A Kawerau man stood and sharpened a 32cm carving knife before plunging it through a relative’s neck as he sat eating dinner. Thomas Edward Ray, 32, pleaded guilty in the High Court at Rotorua yesterday to murdering 23-year-old Gareth Lardelli Kaipara in Kawerau on January 10 last year. According to the summary of facts, the pair were related through Ray’s adoptive mother. They had known each other for more than 20 years and often socialised and drank together. About 2.45pm on the day of the murder Mr Kaipara visited Ray at his Holyoake Crescent home. They drank beer together in a shed then began play fighting, which developed into serious punching and wrestling. About 6.30pm Ray was temporarily knocked out. When he regained consciousness they shook hands and continued drinking, arguing about family issues and the injuries they had inflicted on each other. About 8pm Ray, his mother, 9-year-old nephew and Mr Kaipara sat down at the kitchen dining table to eat. As they ate, Ray stood up and took a 32cm stainless steel carv-

ing knife from a knife block. “He pulled a sharpening steel out of the knife block and sharpened the kitchen knife while looking at [Mr Kaipara], who continued eating,” the summary stated. Ray put his left hand on the back of Mr Kaipara’s shoulders and with his right hand pushed the knife’s 19cm blade though his neck “until the handle stopped him from pushing further and the blade poked though the other side”. Mr Kaipara fell to the floor, and Ray stood over him yelling “it was his own fault” and he shouldn’t have come over that day. He pushed his mother away as she tried to help Mr Kaipara, while the child ran outside. As his mother called 111 and tried to stem the bleeding, Ray continued to abuse Mr Kaipara. Ambulance staff were unable to resuscitate Mr Kaipara, who died at the scene. Defence lawyer Bill Lawson told the court a psychiatric assessment would be completed before sentencing. Justice Graham Lang ordered a pre-sentence report, including a drug and alcohol assessment. He remanded Ray in custody for sentencing on March 28. - APNZ

Adrian and Joey Gerard of Methven were among a large gathering (above) of their family members at Snowdon Station recently, where they celebrated the launch of a book, The Gerards of Snowdon. Photo suPPlied

Family history finally recorded By susaN saNdys

Joey Gerard of Methven said she is “tickled pink” to have finally printed a book on her husband’s family history after years of research. The Gerards of Snowdon is a 250 page-document which includes old family photos and love letters from the 1800s. Adrian Gerard, who helped his wife with proof reading, has an interesting family history, tied up with Snowdon Station near the Rakaia Gorge. The Gerard-Snowdon association began when Mr Gerard’s

great-grandfather, William, from England bought Snowdon Station in 1867. He had six children and his second son George took over Snowdon Station after he died. George had five sons who went on to lead interesting lives, one becoming a bishop, two joining the navy, one joining the army and one, Mr Gerard’s father Richard Geoffrey, becoming a politician and representing Ashburton as an MP for 26 years. Snowdon Station was sold in 1946, so ending the Gerards’ 80-year stewardship of the property, before George’s death

in 1948. Mrs Gerard said one of the most exciting things about researching the book was finding old love letters written by William to his wife, which are printed in the book. She wanted to thank Snowdon’s owners today, Nicky and Tony Tripp, for letting Gerard family members gather there for the book launch. Eighty-eight descendants and partners from around New Zealand and Australia attended. They lunched at Terrace Downs Resort, an apt location as the resort was once part of Snowdon Station.

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he tiny hordes have arrived at the front doors of our school. Like thousands of parents in Mid Canterbury I was slightly relieved to drop my children back at their primary school on Monday after a seemingly endless holiday. I felt slightly sorry for the teachers who have to knock the livewire pupils in holiday mode back into a school routine. That empathy however was almost outweighed by a sense of accomplishment of surviving seven weeks of juggling work and looking after or entertaining three high-maintenance youngsters and their friends. After seven weeks, many parents and kids had run out of ideas and some were getting on each other’s nerves. For some of the new graduate teachers, the first week must be a baptism of fire, especially as so many schools have to deal with growing rolls. Ashburton College has also been hit by the increasing number of pupils coming through the primary years and have started to fill Year 9 classes. The rising Mid Canterbury school rolls are only set to continue if we go by census figures that showed the pre-school age group was the fastest growing section of our community, along with pensioners. It may put pressure on principals and teachers, but for the district in general, an influx of young blood must be a positive sign for the future. Hopefully the schools will this year be able to knuckle down and give our children the best possible education without having to worry what the Government and Ministry have in store for them. After dealing with the Novopay debacle and seeing off the threat of larger classes, the Government recently predicted sweeping changes to improve our education system. During 2014 though, teachers may hopefully actually have the time to get down to the actual business of teaching.


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nvironment Canterbury is one of 11 New Zealand regional councils with primary responsibilities for environmental management. A Ministerial review of ECan is required to begin under statute by March 1, 2014. The review is to look at the governance of ECan; the membership of ECan; and the powers and structures of ECan. Cabinet is expected to have signed-off on the terms of reference for the review by now. The two Ministers leading the review are newly appointed Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Environment Minister Amy Adams. The review proper is likely to commence at the beginning of March, and allowing for public consultation, you would expect a three to four month process might be required before decisions are made. Government officials from the Department of Internal Affairs and the Ministry for the Environment are tipped to conduct the review, rather than any appointed consultants. Between October 1989 (when it came into being) and May 2010 (when Government appointed commissioners replaced the elected members) ECan’s normal governance consisted of 14 elected members, one of whom was appointed chairperson. Sir Kerry Burke was ECan’s last elected chairperson. In November 2009, long standing problems, dissatisfaction and lack of confidence in ECan resulted in Government appointing a Review Group to look into ECan’s performance. In February 2010 the Review Group, headed by the Rt Hon Wyatt Creech concluded that ECan’s performance on water policy and management issues fell well short of what was essential. The Review Group recommended comprehensive and rapid intervention. The Government obliged; but not quite in the way the Review Group


Today’s online poll question Q: Do you agree with the decision to exempt the rural pubs from the one-way door policy? A Ministerial review of ECan is required to begin under statute by March 1, 2014.

recommended. The Review Group’s preferred option was the establishment of a new statutory agency, the Canterbury Regional Water Authority. But Cabinet wasn’t keen on splitting up ECan’s functions at that time. Another Review Group recommendation was however adopted, that the ECan Council be replaced with a temporary Commission to manage the organisational change that was seen to be necessary. Seven commissioners were appointed to sort things out, with Dame Margret Bazley given the role of chairperson. These appointments were initially to be until the local body elections in October 2013. In 2012 Cabinet decided the commissioners’ appointments needed to be extended for a further three years until the 2016 local body elections. With another review about to begin, views are being expressed about how quickly we need to see a return to democracy through the reinstatement of all or at least some elected members. If you were looking for a clue about how the Department and Ministry officials might treat the matter and what options they might look at, look no further than the Regulatory Impact Statement that was released when the last review of ECan was undertaken in 2012. Four governance options were evaluated against five criteria: administrative practicality; democratic local decisionmaking; effective governance outcomes; mitigation of economic and environmental risks;

and facilitation of earthquake recovery. The officials’ preferred option was to establish a transitional mixed governing body for ECan (some elected and some appointed), with the intention that ECan would eventually return to a fully locally elected democratic body. The downside of reduced democratic input was traded off against the positives of commissioners’ specialist expertise and stronger linkages with central government. The officials’ preferred option was based on proposals received from the ECan commissioners, who recommended seven elected regional councillors and five government appointed members. The other three options looked at were: ■ Establishing a permanent mixed governing body for ECan. This holds the risk of having an inconsistent national governance and resource management framework, when comparing ECan to the other 10 regional councils. ■ Extending or entrenching a governing body for ECan of appointed commissioners. This conflicts with the key principle of local government, that communities decide their local affairs through local representatives. ■ Returning to a fully elected governing body. With the potential for political divisions to return that would limit ECan’s ability to operate effectively. The Canterbury Mayoral


Forum noted in a letter to the Minister of Local Government at the time, that collectively, it did not have a preferred option for ECan’s future governance arrangements, but highlighted the importance of balanced representation for rural and urban parts of the region. The clear majority of mayors at the time supported the option of ECan’s future governing body being comprised of both elected and appointed members. As we know, in 2012 Cabinet actually opted for extending the commissioners’ appointments. Officials acknowledged at the time that there had not been a Crown-led public consultation process with Canterbury stakeholders and communities on the options. So it will be interesting to see with this latest review what the wider public view is on governance; what officials recommend; and then of course what Cabinet, shortly before a national election, decides is best for Canterbury. The 2010 legislation that replaced ECan’s governing body also provided it with special powers not available to other regional councils to assist it in addressing issues. The review needs to determine if ECan should retain these powers. With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority due to wind up in 2016 it will also be interesting to see if ECan ends up gaining any additional powers through this review in anticipation of this occurring. Andrew Dalziel, CEO Ashburton District Council

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In brief Boat fire kills 11 A boat packed with labourers and their children caught fire and capsized in a river in northeastern Bangladesh leaving at least 11 people dead and others missing. The boat was thought to be ferrying around 100 passengers home from a stone quarry along the Surma river, in the town of Chhatak, when a fire sparked by a kerosene stove engulfed the vessel on Monday night. “We’ve so far recovered 11 bodies who were badly burnt. More than 60 people either swam ashore or were rescued alive,” local police chief Harunur Rashid said. - AFP

Expensive name change It cost Australian taxpayers more than $500,000 to fund the Abbot government’s decision to return the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) to its original name. But it could have been a whole lot more. The previous Labor government rebranded the scheme DisabilityCare Australia after spending almost $200,000 on focus group testing and another $130,000 for a logo and brand strategy. Labor also spent $22m on an ad campaign promoting the name. - AAP

YouTube exposes abuse A US school administrator who quit her job after a former student made allegations against her on a YouTube video watched nearly a million times has been charged with 16 counts of sexually abusing two girls. Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged yesterday with five counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child and 11 other counts of abuse and could get life in prison, said the Riverside County District Attorney’s office in Southern California. She was arrested soon after the charges were filed, and was expected to be arraigned tomorrow. - AP

Kept alive by dreams A castaway who claims to have survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific says he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favourite food - tortillas - and reuniting with his family. Fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga said his strong religious faith helped as he drifted some 12,500 km from Mexico to the Marshall Islands, and described being forced to dump the body of his teenage companion overboard when he starved to death. “I didn’t want to die of starvation,” he said at Majuro Hospital, where he is recuperating after being found disoriented last week at a remote coral atoll. - AFP

‘Asian Hitler’ call North Korea has denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an “Asian Hitler” intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability. The attack in an editorial carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency followed commentary by the ruling party’s newspaper Rodong Sinmun last month that described Abe as a “militarist maniac” for trying to amend Tokyo’s pacifist constitution. Abe said last month that Japan’s pacifist post-World War II constitution, which limits its military to self-defence, could be amended by 2020. - AFP

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Return of the chair? By Chantal Valery Electric chairs, gas chambers or firing squad: American states that retain the death penalty are considering a return to longabandoned execution methods as they grapple with a shortage of lethal injection drugs. A handful of officials in Virginia, Wyoming and Missouri are proposing to return to methods of execution from a bygone era, horrifying abolitionists who want to see the death penalty scrapped altogether. Since 1982, lethal injection has gradually become the execution method of choice across the 32 states that practise the death penalty. But as European manufacturers stopped selling their drugs to US states if they were to be used to put humans to death, officials have been forced to find other suppliers, often turning to non-federally regulated US compounding pharmacies. That has prompted an increasing number of lawsuits which allege the new drug cocktails amount to “cruel and unusual punishment” for those condemned to die - a violation of the US Constitution. Deborah Denno, a professor of law at Fordham University’s School of Law, believes any return to old execution methods will be difficult. “The very reason they went to lethal injection is because electrocution wasn’t working, lethal gas wasn’t working,” she told AFP. But the states in question are undeterred. In Virginia, legislators approved a bill on January 22 authorising the use of the electric chair if barbiturates for lethal injections were unavailable. Sponsored by local Republican Jackson Miller, it must pass through Virginia’s state Senate to become law. Virginia is one of eight states that already allow condemned inmates to choose the electric chair instead of lethal injection. Killer Robert Gleason chose to die by this method in January last year, the first execution by electrocution in the US since 2010. Meanwhile, in Missouri, which has been stymied by lawsuits over the origin of its lethal injection drugs, state Attorney-General Chris Koster has advocated a return to use of the gas chamber. Koster said the litigation against lethal injection had raised an “artificial hurdle” preventing death penalties from being carried out.

This photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows an electric chair which Virginia provides as an alternative to lethal injection. ap photo

“Unless the court changes its current course, the legislature will soon be compelled to fund ... alternative methods of execution to carry out lawful judgments,” he said. The gas chamber, which is legal in Missouri, Wyoming and Arizona if the condemned chooses it, was last used in 1999. Another Missouri Republican, Rick Brattin, is proposing a return to the use of firing squads, an Old West style of execution last used in Utah in 2010. Firing squads have also found favour with a Republican politician in Wyoming, Bruce Burns. The state, which has only one prisoner on death row, now allows the gas chamber be used instead of lethal injection where necessary. However, Wyoming does not

have a functioning gas chamber, and Burns is proposing firing squads as a cheaper alternative in a bill to be debated on February 10. Legal analysts, however, believe the rush to embrace alternative methods of execution could backfire for the legislators involved. “Politicians in so many states are starting to lose credibility,” said Fordham law expert Denno. “How many times can you be flipping around, switching a method of execution without drawing attention to the fact we just don’t know what we’re doing?” And anti death-penalty advocates believe the wider use of execution methods such as the electric chair and firing squad could strengthen the case for abolition. “If we started to have these

old methods in regular executions, we’d have terrible stories,” said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Centre, predicting greater public and judicial scrutiny over methods blamed for “too many botched executions”. Ron McAndrew, a former warden at Florida State Prison, has a gruesome recollection of a bungled electric chair execution he saw in March 1997. “There was a plume of smoke coming out from underneath the capper helmet on his head, followed by a long flame,” McAndrew told AFP. “Then we had a lot of smoke and more fire coming out from underneath the helmet. “From the next 11 minutes, the room filled up with smoke, we burnt the top of his head off. “It was the worst smell I’ve ever smelled in my life.” - AFP


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World’s biggest punters BY MELISSA GRANT Aussies love a punt and new research shows they wager more, and lose more, than any other country in the world. A report, published in The Economist, puts Australian gambling losses at about $1144 per resident. But they’re only the world’s biggest punters because they have the most opportunity to fritter cash away, anti-gambling campaigners say. “Gambling is just like eucalyptus oil - it’s natural,” Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce chairman Tim Costello told AAP. “But in Australia we’ve allowed gambling to proliferate more than anyone else in the world.” Monash University gambling researcher Dr Charles Livingstone says that Australia has the highest concentra-

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tion of poker machines in the world. The biggest clusters are in disadvantaged areas along the east coast, fuelling domestic violence, crime and mental illness, he said. The average Aussie lost about $520 on non-casino poker machines last year, the report by British consultancy firm H2 Gambling Capital said. Independent MP Nick Xenophon says the figures are an “urgent wake-up call” for politicians. “Let’s not forget that, with pokies, 40 per cent of losses come from problem gamblers, with five to 10 people affected by each problem gambler,” he said. Senator Xenophon is renewing his push for maximum $1 bets on poker machines with hourly losses capped at $120, in line with recommenda-

tions of the 2010 Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform. There should also be more funding to rehabilitate problem gamblers and a clamp-down on online and sports betting, he said. But Public Health Association of Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Moore says there are significant political, economical and cultural obstacles to promoting responsible gambling. “State and territory governments in Australia derive an average 10 per cent or more of their taxation revenue from legalised gambling,” he said. Although Australia had the biggest gambling losses per resident, America had the biggest loss of any nation at $136 billion. Australians lost a total $21.5 billion, the report said. - AAP

Lawyer ‘burned alive’ A NSW Supreme Court jury has watched footage of flames spewing from a home, which prosecutors say was filmed the night Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman burned alive. Bradley Max Rawlinson, Bernard Justin Spicer and Michelle Sharon Proud have pleaded not guilty to murder as the trial began. Crown prosecutor Chris Maxwell QC told the court Ms Foreman died after a “campaign of deception” that was calculated to frighten her and culminated in the early hours of October 27, 2011. Ms Foreman’s body was found outside her bedroom, badly burned and with black debris in her lungs, “indicating that the deceased had been alive and breathing during the fire”.- AAP

Bushfires ‘terrorism’ Fire-starters should be classed as “urban terrorists”, according to WA’s emergency services minister, as authorities investigate whether Perth’s latest bushfire was lit deliberately. Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said suggestions the fire was suspicious were horrifying. “This is akin to urban terrorism, and people live their lives in fear and have to panic when these massive fires come towards them,” Mr Francis said. “When someone deliberately lights a fire it is just one of the lowest acts you can do.” - AAP

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No oil in deepwater Taranaki well American oil company Anadarko says its maiden New Zealand deep sea exploration well failed to find commercial quantities of oil or natural gas. Drilling of the Romney 1 well in the Deepwater Taranaki Basin - about 160km off the Raglan coast - began in November but was found to be “waterbearing” after reaching its total depth of 4619m, the Texasbased firm said in a statement. “Though the well, drilled by the state-of-the-art drillship Noble Bob Douglas in 1550m of water, did not encounter commercial quantities of oil or natural gas, the data collected from the well will be very useful in determining future activity,” the company said. The firm said the Romney 1 well would be abandoned and plugged in accordance with New Zealand regulations. Anadarko spokesman Alan Seay said the Noble Bob Douglas would now move to another

The Anadarko drill ship the Noble Bob Douglas will move from Taranaki to prospect in the Canterbury Basin after its latest well was unsuccessful.

exploration site in the Canterbury Basin off the Otago coast. The US company’s New Zealand exploration programme has been controversial, with en-

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vironmental groups questioning the safety of deep sea drilling in the wake of BP’s Deep Sea Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

las during its time off the North Island’s West Coast. Anadarko had a 25 per cent interest in the Gulf of Mexico oil prospect in which the Deep Sea Horizon was drilling. Greenpeace energy campaigner Steve Abel said the announcement was “a real bad day for John Key’s government and for Anadarko”. “The Texan oil giant has not only announced that their New Zealand drilling has failed, they’ve also announced a loss of over NZ$950 million dollars in the last quarter,” Abel said. He said the Government had wasted a lot of political capital over the drilling programme. “Instead, they should be backing our own cutting-edge clean energy industry, which will bring thousands of jobs and a multi-billion dollar economic boost. “That’s what smart politicians would be doing.” - NZ Herald


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Moving district into a new economy By SuSan SandyS

Shifting Mid Canterbury “from the old economy into the new economy” was the aim of digital strategy meetings held in the district yesterday. About half a dozen Ashburton businesses were represented at the first meeting of the day, at Grow Mid Canterbury’s Ashburton office. Digital Office general manager Stuart Dillon-Roberts was seeking feedback on how businesses used the internet, what road blocks prevented them

from using it more, and what potential they saw for future use. Digital Office has been contracted in the Canterbury region to develop a strategy and action plan to assist uptake and use of fast broadband. Discussion at the meeting included accessing fibre optic services, the reliability of services, storing files and data in the cloud, driving innovation, sharing expertise and even the concept of creating a technology hub from where a number of businesses could work.

One Alford Forest Road business representative said fibre optic ran straight past his gate, and he had not yet heard back from his provider on how he could access it. The meeting also heard about the dilemma of a technologysavvy Methven area farmer who would fork out up to $75,000 to access fibre optic if he could, but the cable had not been installed to the area. “So I think there’s going to be a whole series of things that come out of this,” Mr DillonRoberts said.

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Don’t underestimate the beetroot


eetroot is in prime harvest time in gardens around the district. Traditionally the red beet has been boiled, cooled, skinned and then popped in a jar with vinegar-laden liquid to provide a bit of variety to winter meals. That undersells the beet, however. It’s also a great vegetable to serve in a host of ways, warm or cold and it makes a tasty, if somewhat unconventional dip. Also, don’t underestimate the value of beetroot in making a tasty chutney.

Roasted beetroot and feta salad 4 fresh beetroots 2 T olive oil 500g kumara, peeled and diced 200g rocket ½ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts 100g feta cheese, crumbled Dressing 1½ T rice bran oil 1½ T lite olive oil 2 T lemon juice ■ Remove stem and leaves from beetroot and quarter unpeeled beetroots. ■ Toss beetroot in half the oil and place on a lined baking tray in a moderately hot oven, 190°C, for 15 mins. ■ Toss kumara in remaining oil, place on a baking tray with beetroot. ■ Continue to bake for a further 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. ■ When beetroot is cool enough to handle, peel. ■ Toss rocket, beetroot, kumara, macadamia nuts and feta together in a large bowl. ■ Combine dressing ingredients

and gently fold through the salad.

1¼ C plain low-fat yoghurt 2 garlic cloves, crushed ¼ C lemon juice 2 T extra virgin olive oil ½ t ground cumin ½ t ground coriander ½ t ground cinnamon ½ t paprika pepper to taste

Honey roasted beetroot 670g large cooked beetroot, unvinegared 2 t clear honey 2 t olive oil 2 t balsamic vinegar 2 t fresh thyme ■ Heat the oven to 200°C fan forced. ■ Cut each beetroot into 4-6 wedges and arrange in a large roasting tin. ■ Mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the beetroot. ■ Season well, and toss together so all the beetroot is thoroughly coated in the dressing. ■ Roast for 25 mins until the beetroot is sticky and glazed.

Beetroot relish 1 T oil 1 red onion, diced 500g beetroot peeled and diced 400g tin crushed tomatoes 3 T brown sugar 1/4 C red wine vinegar 1/4 t of ground cloves 1/4 t of coriander seeds 1/4 t of caraway seeds 1 bay leaf 3/4 C water

Lentil and beetroot salad

■ Cut off the beetroot stems 1cm from the roots (no closer). ■ Scrub the roots very gently but thoroughly, being careful not to nick the skin. ■ Cook the beetroot in a large pot of simmering, salted water for 40 to 60 minutes until tender. ■ Drain. Allow to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, cool slightly and rub off the skins. ■ Finely chop, grate or process the beetroot in a food processor ■ Transfer to a serving bowl. ■ Add the yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice, oil, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and paprika. ■ Mix well. Season to taste with pepper. ■ Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until required. ■ Serve with warm crusty bread.

500g beetroot 1 t olive oil salt and pepper 200g green lentils 1 carrot, finely diced 1 small onion, finely diced 1 bay leaf a few parsley stalks ½ t dried thyme 2 T lemon juice 5 T extra virgin olive oil 3 t grated lemon zest 5 T finely chopped parsley 2 T finely chopped fresh mint ■ Preheat oven to 180°C. ■ Peel the beetroot and cut into 1cm cubes. ■ Mix with 1 teaspoon olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.

■ Place in a baking pan and bake 35 minutes, turning a couple of times. ■ In the meantime, place the lentils in a saucepan. ■ Add carrot, onion, bay leaf, parsley and thyme and enough water to cover the lentils. ■ Cover and simmer for 25 minutes until the lentils are tender but not soft. ■ Drain the lentils and combine with the beetroot in a salad bowl. ■ To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, fresh chopped herbs and salt and pepper as desired. ■ Toss with the salad. ■ Better after a day

■ Heat oil. Add onion and beetroot and cook for 5 minutes. ■ Add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, coriander seeds, ground cloves, bay leaf, caraway seeds. ■ Add 3/4 cup water. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or till most of the liquid has evaporated.

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1 – When was the Ashburton Fire Brigade building built? a. 1965 b. 1974 c. 1986 2 – The person who invented the AK47 rifle was named … a. Karamazov b. Kalashnikov c. Kapushnev 3 – The astrological sign of someone born on Waitangi Day would be … a. Aquarius b. Capricorn c. Pisces 4 – Which country does not have a border on the Arctic? a. Sweden b. Norway c. Canada 5 – US Governor and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie belongs to which political party? a. Republicans b. Democrats c. Independents 6 – Islamic law is known as … a. Quran b. Torah c. Shariah 7 – NZ’s attorney General is … a. Steven Joyce b. Nick Smith c. Christopher Finlayson 8 – Mid Canterbury’s under 15 basketball team was recently placed where in the Pacific Coast Slam? a. First b. Second c. Third

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100g quinoa 8 beef sausages 415g Homebrand canned peaches, diced 50g hazelnuts, toasted, roughly chopped 1/2 cup mint, chopped 1/2 cup parsley, chopped Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp Select olive oil ■ Heat the quinoa in a medium saucepan for 3 minutes on low or until toasted, then cover with 300ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside to cool. ■ Heat the barbecue on a medium heat and add the sausages. Cook to your liking and remove to rest. ■ Add the peaches, nuts, herbs and seasoning to the cooled quinoa.

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Brothers on a winning roll The Dennis brothers’ ongoing success story with one of the best families in the New Zealand Stud Book looks set to continue at Gore today. Their Woodlands-based operation has enjoyed numerous feature race victories with their home-bred runners, most recently with The Diamond One, The Solitaire and The Glitzy One.


Girl, who appeals as a strong chance in the Rating North Gore Dairy – On The Spot Handicap today. A two-time winner from 10 appearances, she indicated another victory was imminent with her last-start effort for second at Gore. That was her first outing for six weeks and there’s good rea-

son to expect further improvement with that run under her belt. A past winner on the course, the five-year-old will also have the added benefit of a three kilo claim from Amber Edmeads and a luxury 51kg to carry. Bragging Rights has been a solid performer since transferring south to Sean Bellew’s As-

cot Park stable. Four runs from his new quarters have produced a win at Cromwell and three placings and the strong likelihood of another bold showing on Wednesday. Heapzacash is another exnortherner and was unlucky two starts back before she reverted to a sprint trip for a sound fourth placing. - APNZ

Gore gallops Today at Gore Raceway

Gore RC Venue: Gore Meeting Date: 05 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 1.45pm (NZT) WHITE ROBE LODGE & A B LIME MAIDEN $7000, MDN 2YO&UP, 1200m 1 888x0 Avechii h (5) 58.5 ......................R Black (a2) 2 352 Alottatow bh (3) 58 .................C Barnes (a2) 3 3890. Our Castle h (7) 58 ..................... C Johnson 4 7050 Peter Parker (6) 58 ................R Doherty (a1) 5 43x82 Writteninthestars (2) 56.5........ T Direen (a1) 6 68654 Elegant Crossing (1) 56.5 ......... S Muniandy 7 0 Chianti Cat h (9) 56.5 ......... D Prastiyou (a3) 8 85996 Peak Hour (4) 56.5 ................ A Morgan (a3) 9 9x0 Shirley Brook (8) 56 ..................J Wong (a3) 2 2.20pm GORE NEW WORLD & HOKONUI RURAL TRANSPORT MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1335m 1 93936 Joe Bonanno (7) 58.5 ................. C Johnson 2 48 Need A Wilson’s h (1) 58.5....R Doherty (a1) 3 2 Scarlet Boa (10) 58 ............ D Prastiyou (a3) 4 3x262 Areuforreel (6) 56.5 ...................R Black (a2) 5 x4774 Ellies Choice h (9) 56.5 ............. S Muniandy 6 4x306 Risky Flight 56.5 .......................... Scratched 7 666x5 Gallant Satin (4) 56.5 .............C Barnes (a2) 8 8 Heave Ho (8) 56.5 ................. A Morgan (a3) 9 9 The Rook (3) 56.5 .............. A Edmeads (a3) 10 00x0 Voodoo Storm (5) 56.5 ............ T Direen (a1)


The Diamond One recorded a career-best performance at Wingatui at the weekend to claim the Group 3 White Robe Lodge Handicap, while The Solitaire was a last-start winner at Pukekohe where The Glitzy One finished a solid fifth. The in-form trio are prepared by Steve Anderton while the brothers prepare The Gallant

MAIDEN, 2000m 1 55x93 Loose Goose h (5) 58.5 ............ S Muniandy 2 62636 Assassin (4) 58.5 .....................D Bothamley $7000, MDN, 1335m 3 87629 Big Meadsy b (2) 58.5 ........ D Prastiyou (a3) 1 6x322 Croydon h (1) 58.5 ...................... C Johnson 4 64206 Voussoir (8) 58.5 ....................C Barnes (a2) 2 6408x Tom Dooley (5) 58.5 .................J Chong (a3) 5 64485 Rotar h (10) 58.5 .......................J Wong (a3) 3 78 Blinded By Delite (9) 58.5 ......C Barnes (a2) 6 x6532 The Bubbly One b (1) 56.5 ...... T Direen (a1) 4 Regal Ranger (11) 58.5 ............... D Skerrett 7 53484 Quest For Luck (9) 56.5 ........R Doherty (a1) 5 63 Gallant Dan (2) 58..................... S Muniandy 8 7x554 Tullibardine (7) 56.5 .................... C Johnson 6 07508 Tiger Bay h (10) 58 ...............R Doherty (a1) 9 44855 Honor And Cherish (11) 56.5 ......L Callaway 7 377x3 Thegreatpickpocket h (4) 56.5 L McKay (a3) 8 984 The Weddings Off (3) 56.5 . A Edmeads (a3) 10 x0874 Zac’s Girl (3) 56.5......................R Black (a2) 11 0x047 Prodige (6) 56.5 .................... A Morgan (a3) 9 0 Sneakamoment (8) 56.5 ......... T Direen (a1) 10 72906 Sweet But Neat (7) 56.5......... M Haruki (a3) 6 4.40pm AON INSURANCE BROKERS HANDICAP 11 905 Final Wave (6) 56 ........................L Callaway RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m Sky Jazz td (9) 59 ....................D Bothamley 4 3.30pm NORTH GORE DAIRY - ON THE SPOT HAN- 12 87391 30846 Rushinella m (10) 57.5 .............. S Muniandy DICAP R75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1335m 3 85338 Aparima Dan td (3) 56...............J Wong (a3) 1 44843 Heza Kool Kat m (2) 59 .............R Black (a2) 4 x1770 Lilique (8) 55 ............................J Chong (a3) 2 x2142 Bragging Rights (6) 57 .............. S Muniandy 5 50097 Howlongdowewait tdh (4) 55D Prastiyou (a3) 3 55052 Patrice h (5) 55.5....................C Barnes (a2) 6 83x80 Lord Yarborough d (5) 55 ..........R Black (a2) 4 69674 Heapzacash mh (1) 55................ C Johnson 7 79088 Mr Kirk h (2) 55 ........................... C Johnson 5 01651 She’z A Virtuoso td (7) 54 ...... M Haruki (a3) 8 07654 Slam Dunk m (6) 55 ....................L Callaway 6 0x472 The Gallant Girl t (8) 54 ..... A Edmeads (a3) 9 60066 Whisky Reign h (1) 55...........R Doherty (a1) 7 77037 Ishigold (4) 54 .......................R Doherty (a1) 8 86109 Citycenta t (3) 54..................... L McKay (a3) 10 80360 Nolawood (7) 54 .....................C Barnes (a2) 11 7x005 She’z A Prima Donna d (11) 54M Haruki (a3) 5 4.05pm JOHN BRICK MEMORIAL MAIDEN $7000, 7 5.15pm PETERS GENETICS & GRANT FARMING PART11

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NERSHIP HCP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1335m 1 451x0 To The Max h (6) 59 .................D Bothamley 2 50055 Fiatt h (5) 57............................ T Direen (a1) 3 38027 Ima Geegee m (7) 56.5 ...... D Prastiyou (a3) 4 70004 Double Tap t (8) 56.5................... C Johnson 5 02145 Waitino Biscuit b (11) 56 .............. D Skerrett 6 7x649 Tug O’ War (4) 55.5 ................C Barnes (a2) 7 31500 Four Gees (1) 55 ....................... S Muniandy 8 57690 Flying Storm (9) 55 ...............R Doherty (a1) 9 00499 Google Me (3) 55 ......................R Black (a2) 10 75x00 Varvara (2) 54 .............................L Callaway 11 900x0 Halo Flight (10) 54 ................. M Haruki (a3) Blinkers on : Elegant Crossing, Peak Hour, Shirley Brook (R1), Unicorn Power (R2), Blinded By Delite, Sneakamoment (R3) Blinkers off : Mr Kirk (R6) Winkers off : Unicorn Power (R2) SELECTIONS Race 1: Alottatow, Elegant Crossing, Writteninthestars Race 2: Scarlet Boa, Areuforreel, Gallant Satin, Joe Bonanno Race 3: Croydon, Thegreatpickpocket, Gallant Dan Race 4: Bragging Rights, Patrice, The Gallant Girl, Heza Kool Kat Race 5: The Bubbly One, Voussoir, Quest For Luck, Tullibardine Race 6: Sky Jazz, Aparima Dan, Slam Dunk, Rushinella Race 7: Waitino Biscuit, Tug O’ War, Double Tap, Google Me

Chris Johnson rides Our Castle in the first on the card at Gore today.

Tauranga gallops Today at Tauranga Raceway

Racing Tauranga Venue: Tauranga Meeting Date: 05 Feb 7 6 Bankside Express (5) 57 ................. S Spratt 4x Fiveundred (1) 55.5 ................. P Turner (a1) 2014 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 8 6x4x Snow Petal (8) 55.5................... M D Plessis 7 6x7x Miss Dell’Era (8) 57....................M Coleman and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 8 7x8 Running Scared h (4) 57 ...........J Oliver (a3) 9 05745 Stage Door (2) 55.5 Soviet Song (6) 55.5 ........... R Hutchings (a) 5 5.33pm DOMINATOR GARAGE DOORS TAURAN1 3.13pm (NZT) BUBBLE INTERIORS ‘1200’ MAIDEN 10 3 4.23pm MILLS REEF WINERY RESTAURANT ‘1400’ GA ‘1200’ R65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m $8000, MDN, 1200m 1 9000x Heart Of Grace (7) 58.5 .......... R Smyth (a3) MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 1834x Baseer m (2) 59 .............................. C Grylls 2 53 Falcon (3) 58 ....................... R Hutchings (a) 1 33837 Bagsagold h (3) 58.5...................T Thornton 2 01. The Musician (5) 58.5 ................M Cameron 3 Hesa Trump (9) 58 .....................M Sweeney 2 9866. Malcolm (6) 58.5 ............................... D Hain 3 51244 Onlyarose (6) 58 ..................... P Turner (a1) 4 Nightshift (4) 58............................... K Myers 3 83843 Ernie (8) 58 ............................... M D Plessis 4 x5522 Iffley Road b (4) 57.5 ................ M D Plessis 5 60 Magnifier (1) 58 ............................... C Grylls 4 089 Rogart h (4) 58..........................J Oliver (a3) 5 44199 Adrenaline Rush (3) 57 ........... R Smyth (a3) 6 04 Moneymakehersmile (2) 56.............S Collett 5 0x94 Jenuwin (1) 56.5 ......................... D Johnson 6 51494 Lola d (7) 56 .................................... K Myers 7 59x Suggestive Smile (5) 56 .............. D Johnson 6 9006 Mrs Sin (7) 56.5 .........................M Cameron 7 08x34 Brokash d (1) 56 ................................M Hills 8 Bankside Express (8) 56 ................. S Spratt 7 4x Fiveundred (5) 56 .................... P Turner (a1) 8 x1976 Silver Platter td (8) 55.5 .............. D Johnson 9 6x7x Miss Dell’Era (6) 56....................M Coleman 8 05745 Stage Door (2) 56 ............... R Hutchings (a) 6 6.08pm BLUELAB-SOLUTION & SOIL TESTERS Soviet Song 56............................. Scratched ‘2100’ MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2100m 2 3.48pm KAHUI LEGAL - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS 9 4 4.58pm MATAMATA VETS - VETS YOU CAN TRUST 1 90x50 C’mon George h (11) 58.5 .............. D Nolan ‘1400’ MDN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 0x344 Overtime (4) 57.5 .......................... R Norvall ‘1200’ MDN $12,000, MDN F&M, 1200m 2 89x00 Sino Heights h (9) 58.5 ................... S Spratt 1 02375 Our Molly Malone h (6) 57.5 ......M Cameron 2 895 Intuitive (5) 57.5 .........................M Sweeney 3 34933 Maygrove b (6) 58 .........................O Bosson 2 x3773 Justtheanswer (1) 57.5................ D Johnson 3 Panno Rossa (3) 57.5 ................M Coleman 4 47029 Mystic Man (5) 58 ........................... K Myers 3 360x Sweet Molly h (2) 57.5 ............... M Dee (a2) 4 6 Archimago (7) 57.5 .................... M Dee (a2) 5 9745 Crimson Prince (3) 58 ......... R Hutchings (a) 4 47220 Gardone (3) 57............................T Thornton 5 6 Oscarlito (10) 57.5 .......................... C Grylls 6 30655 Young Warrior (8) 58 .......................S Collett 5 6. Elusive Kitty (7) 57 .................... M D Plessis 6 Xingyun Ba (9) 57.5 ......................O Bosson 7 609 The Poacher (10) 58 ..................M Cameron


8 4x250 Malina (7) 56.5 ................................ C Grylls 9 07 Choice One Jonesy (2) 56.5 ... P Turner (a1) 10 43667 Pink Diamond (1) 56.5 .............. M D Plessis 11 059 Violetta Star (4) 56 ...................... D Johnson 7 6.45pm CROCKFORD REAL ESTATE ‘1600’ RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 10757 Manny td (1) 59 ......................... M D Plessis 2 04073 Sam Mesi d (7) 59........................... K Myers 3 24831 Delago’s Secret 57.5 .................... Scratched 4 17x28 Full Count b (4) 57.5 ..................M Cameron 5 70068 Cat Woman td (6) 57 6 215x3 Horse Warrior (2) 57 .....................O Bosson 7 44053 Call The Shots h (11) 57 ..........K Leung (a2) 8 1x088 Stamen (3) 56.5 .................................M Hills 9 60x54 A Beautiful Knight (12) 56 ... R Hutchings (a) 10 0x710 Conchita d (8) 55.5 ..................... D Johnson 11 72336 Istilane tdh (5) 55 ....................... M Dee (a2) 12 46520 Gardez La Foi tdh (10) 54.5 .... P Turner (a1) 13 x8664 Holy Affair m (9) 54.5 .........................J Jago 8 7.15pm CU@THE PHOENIX TAURANGA 1600 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 x88x7 Danny The Imp (6) 58.5 ..................S Collett

2 90876 Mr Garcia (2) 58.5 ............... R Hutchings (a) 3 4x250 Malina 56.5 .................................. Scratched 4 2. Luxury Liz (5) 56.5 ...................... D Johnson 5 89746 Our Serafina (3) 56.5 .............. R Smyth (a3) 6 08678 Permission Granted h (8) 56.5 ....T Thornton 7 05027 Capinsky (7) 56 ............................... C Grylls 8 44 Seline b (1) 56............................M Cameron 9 044 Soul Sista (4) 56 ........................M Coleman Blinkers on : Overtime, Intuitive (R2), Sweet Molly (R4), Baseer, Silver Platter (R5), Sino Heights, Pink Diamond (R6) Blinkers off : The Poacher (R6) Winkers off : Sweet Molly (R4), Pink Diamond (R6) SELECTIONS Race 1: Falcon, Hesa Trump, Nightshift, Moneymakehersmile Race 2: Overtime, Fiveundred, Panno Rossa, Stage Door Race 3: Ernie, Fiveundred, Bagsagold, Stage Door, Malcolm Race 4: Gardone, Justtheanswer, Sweet Molly, Our Molly Malone Race 5: Baseer, Iffley Road, The Musician, Brokash Race 6: Maygrove, Pink Diamond, Mystic Man, Crimson Prince Race 7: Full Count, Horse Warrior, Manny, Istilane Race 8: Luxury Liz, Capinsky, Seline, Soul Sista

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Race- 1 68576 Homebush Celia nwtd ...............J McInerney 7 43242 Opawa Gift 17.81 ....................... B Johnston way Meeting Date: 5 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 2 812 Daisy’s Boi nwtd ............................. P Lowen 8 55475 Thrilling Squeal 17.80 .............. S Gommans Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 3 853F8 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 46637 Smart Cookie 18.23 ....................J McArthur 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 4 64442 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 10 38666 Otto Baxter 17.91 ......................J McInerney 5 8 Another Plane nwtd...................J McInerney 6 1.37pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 11 and 12 1 12.02pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 6 57767 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 1 72346 Riba Lorda 17.73 G & ..................... J Clarke 7 8x4 Just You Wait nwtd ......................J McArthur 1 7 Another Smile nwtd ...................J McInerney 2 1462 Plan Your Move 17.76 ......................L Ahern 8 6537 Kalani Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 33636 Cedric Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 3 66133 Rebel City nwtd .................................. N Udy 9 87 Garnsey nwtd C & .............................. Fagan 3 Kiss of Death nwtd ..........................M Olden 4 66417 Chocdee Alice 17.79 .................J McInerney 10 56777 Big Sharkie nwtd .......................J McInerney 4 Blue Senior nwtd ................................ N Udy 5 32272 Smirnoff 18.08.......................... S Gommans 5 22847 Homebush Haven nwtd .............J McInerney 4 1.01pm PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION 6 18533 Buster Boy nwtd ..........................J McArthur 6 5 Lemon Fish nwtd.......................J McInerney C0 C0, 520m 7 44287 Red Hot Dutch 18.26 ................J McInerney 1 67775 Homebush Marlow nwtd ...........J McInerney 7 33632 Thunder Time nwtd G & ....................S Ross 8 46148 Miss Apocalypse 17.94 ....................G Quirk 2 44635 Cee Ach Gee nwtd ........................B Mitchell 8 Portobello Patsy nwtd ......................R Waite 9 567x6 Homebush Anabel 18.12 ................. C Clark 3 76656 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 10 56565 Polar Snow White 18.12 G &........... J Clarke 9 8646F Google It nwtd .......................... S Gommans 4 23463 Jasper Haka nwtd .....................J McInerney 7 1.54pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 520m 10 86865 Blossom Cherie nwtd ................J McInerney 5 4734F Applause nwtd ............................B Goodwin 2 12.22pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C0 C0, 305m 1 53345 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 6 57733 Just Like Prince nwtd ......................S Maher 1 x8T28 Ranger Chick nwtd ............ D Craigen 2 35746 Matisse 30.38..................................... N Udy 7 66578 Fantas Fiction nwtd C & ..................... Fagan 2 4 Aokautere nwtd .........................J McInerney 3 35773 Triple Aye 30.65 ......................... B Johnston 8 5243 Where’s Shiraz nwtd .......................... N Udy 3 6 Lum Jum nwtd...........................J McInerney 4 26221 Dutchess Queen 30.55 ...............J McArthur 9 8785 Jenka Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 4 Cider Drinka nwtd ...........................M Olden 5 66352 Sheza Terror 30.54 5 78573 Homebush Magic nwtd .............J McInerney 5 1.19pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C1 C1, 305m 6 75525 Sarah’s Domain nwtd ................J McInerney 1 62456 Blue Rush 18.18 L & .......................... Morris 6 57844 Noble Power nwtd .............................. N Udy 7 65444 Thrilling Cloud nwtd ................ T McCracken 2 67672 Homebush Envy 17.99 ..............J McInerney 7 Filling The Void nwtd ........................R Waite 8 75352 Paddy Baxter 30.26...................J McInerney 3 12442 Deathstar 18.11 ............................A Speight 8 47524 Waldo Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 74848 Figlia nwtd G &..................................S Ross 4 24727 Flayosc nwtd G & ............................ J Clarke 10 78655 Gone Awol 30.22.......................J McInerney 9 87 Garnsey nwtd C & .............................. Fagan 5 43561 Another Pizza 17.73..................J McInerney 8 2.12pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C1 C1, 305m 10 86865 Blossom Cherie nwtd ................J McInerney 6 887x6 Nuts For Sure 17.83 .....................P Blanche 3 12.42pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 305m 1 32744 Sydenham Bubbles 17.51 G & ........ J Clarke

2 84241 Cosmic Sally 17.99 ...................J McInerney 3 135 Sheik ‘Em Up 17.99 ........................... N Udy 4 38848 Go Dolphin Power nwtd ........... S Gommans 5 33363 Sheldon Baxter 18.00 ...............J McInerney 6 45758 Your On Fire 17.84 ..................... B Johnston 7 77524 Exact Master 17.81 ........................... B Hunt 8 26531 No No Romeo 17.86 ........................G Quirk 9 82754 Gracy Racer nwtd C & ....................... Fagan 10 25448 Charlie’s Pal nwtd .....................J McInerney 9 2.29pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 305m 1 78256 Opawa Romeo nwtd..................J McInerney 2 57515 Opawa Jen 17.77 ............................S Maher 3 226T1 Genia Haka 17.84 .....................J McInerney 4 21754 Belle Cadeau 18.16 ............................S Kite 5 36352 Sheza Fooling nwtd............................ N Udy 6 55283 Boot The Cash 17.98 .............. T McCracken 7 76314 Tongariro 17.69 G & ........................ J Clarke 8 8F452 Nina Be Good 18.04 ......................R Murray 9 54575 King’s Selection 18.01.............. S Gommans 10 25448 Charlie’s Pal nwtd .....................J McInerney 10 2.47pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 1 45467 Madam Ice 30.65 ........................J McArthur 2 77683 Opawa Anne nwtd L & ....................... Wales 3 36685 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 4 17884 White Legs 30.93 ............................. C Clark 5 34873 Punch On Jaime nwtd ...............J McInerney 6 85251 Goodtime Kate nwtd ...................B Goodwin 7 25136 Looks All Good nwtd ........................L Ahern

8 62577 Tepirita Snoop nwtd ..................J McInerney 9 74848 Figlia nwtd G &..................................S Ross 10 74765 Nero Haka nwtd ........................J McInerney 11 3.05pm WANGANUI CHRONICLE C1 C1, 305m 1 66868 Spot On Maggie 17.70 .............A Duganzich 2 33356 Hilton Friday 17.85 ....................J McInerney 3 51516 Miss McFly 17.80 .................... T McCracken 4 37635 Sub Silentio nwtd ........................B Goodwin 5 77527 Waiwhata Dream 17.73............ S Gommans 6 68716 Zee Brugge nwtd.......................J McInerney 7 44283 Mic Player 17.94 ............................ P Lowen 8 85168 Johnny Angel 18.24 ......................A Speight Emergencies: 9 66277 Billy Brand nwtd ......................... B Johnston 10 56565 Polar Snow White 18.12 G &........... J Clarke 12 3.23pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD C2, 305m 1 2F331 Jumpin Sally 17.62....................J McInerney 2 54133 Ramessee 17.86 ...........................M Gowan 3 61654 Sydenham Opal 17.89 G & ............. J Clarke 4 12445 Jager 17.80 G & .............................. J Clarke 5 11562 Couger Alert nwtd ............................L Ahern 6 56856 Tricky Harry nwtd ..................... S Gommans 7 62566 Rich List ................................................nwtd 8 32443 Showem Baby 17.86 ................A Duganzich 9 45727 Go With It 17.77 G & .........................S Ross 10 48162 Kiribati Girl 17.91 ..................... S Gommans LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track



Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SITUATIONS VACANT


Tall Blacks hopeful Adams will turn out BY MICHAEL BROWN The Tall Blacks were handed one piece of exciting news yesterday by being drawn in the same pool as the US at this year’s Wo r l d Cup in Spain. They hope t h a t m o r e w i l l come in the shape of Steven Adams making himself a v a i l able for the tournament. New Zealand were drawn in the same pool as the US, Turkey, Finland, Ukraine and the Dominican Republic. They will be based in Bilbao and must finish in the top four to progress to the last 16 knockout stages. Apart from the Americans, who won the last world title in 2010 and will be stacked with top NBA players, there’s a belief within the Tall Blacks that they can compete with every other team in their pool and they have avoided some of the other powerhouses of world basketball. It will help if Adams plays and the signs are promising the Oklahoma Thunder centre will be available for the two-week tournament that starts on August 30. The 20-year-old, who stands 2.13cm, said last year the Thunder wouldn’t stand in the way of him representing New Zealand and Basketball New Zealand

spokesman Peter Kadar said they had been in touch with both player and club about their plans. “[Oklahoma] have been really supportive and he’s definitely keen,” Kadar said. “We just need to know closer to the time how he’s doing in the NBA and whether he can give up six-10 weeks.” It’s unlikely Adams would be able to commit to the entire buildup and it will be up to the Tall Blacks coaching staff of Nenad Vucinic a n d as-

sistants Paul Henare and Pero Cameron as to what they would be comfortable with. It will come down to whether Adams wants to play for his country, Henare said. “We will make contact and let him know about preparations. “I look back at the time Sean Marks was available for the Tall Blacks and he missed the socalled in-between years when there weren’t major competitions. “It might be that we get Steve for World Cup and Olympics years. “That’s a good scenario for us. It gives us time with him but also opens up opportunities for others as well. “He brings a genuine skill-set and physicality that people not just in New Zealand but around the world don’t have.” He would be part of a side growing in depth and experience. The Tall Blacks finished 12th at the last World Cup in Turkey, when they were knocked out by Russia in the second round, and the likes of Kirk Penney, Mika Vukona, Tom Abercrombie and Alex Pledger should feature again. “A lot of young guys who were there or close to making the team in 2010 are now seasoned veterans. “With that kind of experience, it goes a long way and is really promising,” Vukona said.


Pools for the Basketball World Cup in Spain (August 30-September 14): Pool A: Spain, Serbia, France, Brazil, Egypt, Iran Pool B: Philippines, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Argentina Greece, Croatia Pool C: Dominican Republic, Turkey, USA, Finland, New Zealand, Ukraine Pool D: Slovenia, Lithuania, Angola, Korea, Mexico, Australia. - APNZ

Super Bowl sets TV records Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in the Super Bowl offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history. Ratings released by the Fox network yesterday showed Monday’s game also set a record for the most-streamed online sports

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event, while a whopping 25.3 million related tweets composed by 5.6 million authors were logged before, during and after the contest. The viewership for the Seahawks’ lopsided victory eclipsed the previous record 111.3 million viewers who watched the 2012 Super Bowl between the New

York Giants and New England Patriots, according to the Nielsen tracking service. The NFL’s championship spectacular is always a big TV draw and, until ratings for last year’s game showed a slight decline, the Super Bowl had set viewership records for three straight years. - AFP

Purchasing & Inventory Coordinator The New Zealand Sock Company is a locally owned and operated Sock Company based one hour south of Christchurch in Ashburton. We pride ourselves on having the most modern plant in Australasia where we produce some of the world’s best socks! If you have experience in procurement, both domestically and internationally, and can tick off the below, then we can offer you a great opportunity to be part of a company which is going International and can offer you a fantastic family, friendly and fun environment to work in. We can offer you challenges and a secure long term career with a very competitive salary. Duties and responsibilities include The primary focus of this role is to solely manage and place all orders for inventory required and manage the companies supply chain and logistics functions both domestically and internationally. This will include managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing and other terms. This is done in conjunction with you working with our sales team to set and update forecasting and determine product levels as a team, to ensure company inventory levels are maintained efficiently, with no “out of stocks” and no “excessive stocks”. Provide accurate and timely cash flow forecasting based on orders and production pending and ensure reporting and your general administration duties are carried out in an efficient manner. Skills and experience - A minimum of four years in a procurement role which involved importing and exporting - Proven skills and training in planning and organising - Good understanding of a large ERP system with a focus on forecasting, procurement and planning. - Previous purchasing and inventory management experience - Good Excel and computer skills, excellent data entry is critical - Strong verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to communicate with external and internal stakeholders - Strong analytical and numerical skills - Cash flow forecasting for inventory management - Experience in lean manufacturing and the implementation would be an advantage - Must be a TEAM PLAYER! Formal training in Operational, Procurement, Planning and Inventory Management would be an advantage for this role; however, with the companies support, we would welcome someone looking to apply their current procurement skills and further train to enhance their skills in these areas. If you wish to apply, then please: Apply by email to: Include a minimum of two references and two referees and your recent CV.

Broker Support Ashburton

• Join one of New Zealand’s most progressive national insurance brokers • Career development and learning opportunities • Motivated and enthusiastic individual Rothbury is the largest majority New Zealand owned and operated Insurance Broking Company with branches nationwide. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to take on the role of Broker Support in our Ashburton branch. You will be supporting Commercial Brokers, assisting them in all aspects of managing their client portfolios. You will be resolving client queries, attending to policy amendments, processing renewals, new business, alterations and cancellations. Ideally you will have a good understanding of the fire and general insurance market and policies, preferably with experience in commercial or domestic support. Key skills will include the ability to organize your own workload and manage time effectively, and proven ability to build rapport and assist in retention of key clients is essential. This is your opportunity to be part of a forward thinking company, join a busy, growing branch and enjoy a challenging position in a friendly working environment. For further information on the position, contact Kelvin Holmes, Branch Manager, on 03 307 6890. To register your interest in this role, please submit your CV and covering letter to

Your local Telecom store, East Street, Ashburton (03) 308 0308

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

General Manager Refrigeration/Electrical

Dairycool is the dynamic and dependable name in refrigeration supply and servicing throughout rural Canterbury. Leading the way with milk cooling technology, we continue to grow our very strong client base by delivering quality, reliable and innovative services. We seek a motivated professional with a desire to lead a small, dedicated service team. We offer both Project Management and Maintenance services to our large customer base Canterbury wide. We currently employ 8 staff. The time has come to hand over the reins to an experienced General Manager who has the ability and experience to take the company to the next level. However we would also welcome applications from any highly qualified tradesman who genuinely aspire to a position such as this. Overview of Role

Are you an Accounts Administrator that stands out?

The General Manager will be primarily responsible for creating, developing, and directing strategic objectives and implementing them through the business with maximum profit and return. You will be expected to represent these strategies, points of view and profit and loss reports to the owners on a monthly basis.

Accounts Administrator

Key Responsibilities

Flexibility to be full-time or part-time This varied role will stretch your organisation skills as you will be managing internal and external queries, alongside daily and monthly accounting tasks, so your ability to organise and prioritise your workload is essential! This role is key to ensure the routine departmental accounting functions are solid and, sits within a small team, so you’ll be asked to roll your sleeves up and take on a variety of tasks. Specific aspects of the role will include: • Payroll • Accounts Payable • Accounts Receivable • GST/FBT

• Implement Business Strategy / Financial Management • Manage P&L and balance sheet performance. • Develop and operationalise strategies, long-range plans, annual operating plans, annual budgets • Undertake and supervise project management activities. • Provide leadership and business direction for long term development of the company • Oversee administration and inventory control • Manage operations Key Skills

We are looking for a flexible and adaptable accounts-all-rounder that stands out from the crowd! Preferably you will have a relevant qualification or you are currently studying accounting. However, consideration will be given to candidates with relevant experience, who can demonstrate themselves to be quick learners, with the right attitude and a positive approach. Your accounting experience will include: • demonstrable accounts knowledge • minimum two years relevant work experience and familiarity with accounting packages • payroll experience • confident user of Microsoft Office including solid Excel skills • be self-managing with analytical and logical problem solving skills • must have excellent oral and written communication skills To view a position description please visit and search AG101 To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and relevant work references to:

• Strategic Management skills (Planning, Financial, Analysis, Business development) are required • Strong team-building and managerial skills including HR process experience • Good computer skills with financial software understanding • Business-oriented mind-set. • Ability in project management. Benefits A competitive salary commensurate with experience,and vehicle will be provided. Ideal requirements • 10 - 15 years experience, ideally in a trades or a related environment • Three years experience in a management role, including success in project management • Excellent communications skills A full cover letter outlining key competencies in line with this vacancy, and a current CV are requested. All applications will be treated in the highest confidence. Please reply to: Murray Hollings P O Box 68 Ashburton 7740 Phone 027 567 8921 Applications close February 18, 2014

Must be a skilled and experienced post driver operator and fencer with great work ethnic and the ability to work unsupervised when necessary. Immediate start required. Please apply in own handwriting by February 10, 2014 to: Ashburton Guardian P O Box 77 c/- Number 1038 Ashburton 7740

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Our building/ painting company has the following positions available due to an increase in work load.

• Builder • Handyman • Labourers • Painters • Brush hand. Please phone Michael on 027 434 3401 to apply.

Call Toni & Peter May on 03 308 8893 to find out more! 151 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton

Delivery Driver

Ashburton Forks Engineering

This position would require a minimum Class 2 licence for the delivery of firewood/ sawdust or preferably Class 5 to include the cartage of sawlogs as well.

Full time/Part time

position available

for general repair maintenance on all varieties of farm machinery engineering / welding etc. Please contact Scott or Daisy on 03 303 0802 or 021 212 3181

For all your classified requirements.

Phone the Guardian 307 7900

Hours would be 30-40 per week, depending on workload. A reasonable knowledge of the district would be preferred, to aid in rural deliveries. Please apply in person to: Adams Sawmilling Co Ltd, Malcom McDowell Road, Ashburton

ASHBURTON We are looking for experienced staff to join our team and deliver outstanding southern hospitality All candidates should be well presented, friendly and fun! A current, or the ability to obtain (ie: have the necessary industry experience etc) a Liquor Licensing Managers Certificate is essential. Please e-mail CV’s or drop of in person to: Speights Ale House Burnett Street Ashburton


Experienced Post Driver Operator/ Fencer


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 SITUATIONS VACANT

Sales Team



12 Month Maternity Cover

• Hardware • Power Tools • Building Supplies

We are seeking an exceptional person for our Accounts/Administration position for 12 months Maternity Cover. The core focus of this role will be on Creditors but some Debtor experience would be an advantage, as would knowledge of foreign currency payment transactions and FX Trading, however full training will be provided to the successful applicant.

An opportunity has come up for salespeople to join our team in our Mitre 10 MEGA store in Ashburton. Mitre 10 is a well established part of the Mitre 10 brand with stores in three locations: Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru.

Criteria for this position include: • At least three years experience in Accounts and Administration • Some Import/Export knowledge would be preferable but training will be given • Good computer skills with proficiency in Excel • A good head for figures and a good eye for detail • Have good time management skills and a proactive nature • Have a great sense of humour and be a team player This position is 25 hours per week with opportunity for some overtime at different times of the month. The hours are negotiable.

Three positions available:

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter to:

These are good opportunities for the right person to be part of a great team and make a contribution to a growing business. In return we offer job security and excellent staff buying privileges.

Tina Moore General Manager P O Box 179 Ashburton Or email to:

Wood Machinist/ Assembler/Packer Due to increased demand we need another wood machinist/assembler/packer. If you enjoy working with wood and want to be part of a great manufacturing team, this is a career opportunity for you.

Established in 1934, we are the world leader in textile craft equipment. Our reputation is based on delivering quality products, every time. Our extensive range of woodworking plant includes four CNC routers.

This is a full time position with competitive wages and overtime. All training provided, although woodworking qualifications or experience preferred. Apprenticeship potential. If you have excellent attention to detail and are motivated, hard working and flexible, please submit your CV, with references, to: Ken Meehan Ashford Handicrafts Ltd 415 West Street, Ashburton

Applications close Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

See the Ashburton Guardian Accounts Administrator position in today’s Situations Vacant section. . . Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

• (1) Power tools & (1) Hardware departments

These positions are full time. An interest using power tools and DIY would be an advantage.

• Building Supplies

Suitable for someone with a passion for DIY and interest in the building trade. The ideal applicants for these positions would need also the following attributes: • Possess outstanding customer service skills • Reliable, good work habits • Enjoy a team environment • Ability to strive for excellence

Please forward your C.V. and covering letter, stating which position you are applying for, to: or post to Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton. 7740 All applications remain confidential and close on Monday 17th February 2014.

Motorcycle Technician Honda Country

We are currently seeking applicants for a skilled Motorcycle Technician in one of New Zealand’s most up to date and well equipped facilities. Although predominately farm ATV and motorcycle orientated, you can expect to be exposed to an extremely wide range of the industry due to our successful Dynojet Dynamometer engine tuning facility. Key attributes we will require include: Previous automotive industry experience Good communication skills Ability to listen and to follow instructions Drivers licence and preferably motorcycle licence If you believe you have the ability to excel in this industry, please post your application, including an up to date CV, by 7 February 2014, to The Manager Honda Country 740 East Street Ashburton 7700

Required For Harvest Header Driver also Driver for tractor and grain trailer. Phone 302 3835 Permanent Health Care Assistant required at Cameron Courts rest home. Contact office on 308 8534 Janet or Lyn between 9am and 2pm.

Chef Wanted

We are looking for a

Must be able to cook traditional Thai food.

Applications close February 28, 2014

to join our Signwriting team

Mayfield Service Centre

Five years experience in Thai cooking plus ability to speak in Thai is preferable.

Want to extend your Accounting punch?

We are a family owned business with a family feel and focused on giving our customers our very best.

Candidates to send their C.V to: Charming Thai Ltd 82 McMurdo Street Tinwald Ashburton 7700

Guardian Classifieds

307 7900


Are you enthusiastic, polite, practical, a problem solver, able to use a drawing program (Vector), crafty, artistic and a good listener? Please send your CV to or call 021 1319 314

Roofing Labourer required, immediate start.

Take advantage of this excellent career opportunity for the right person. Contact Wiki on 027 476 0203.

Competent mechanic required for a busy rural garage. Please phone 03 303 6315 or email mayfield. for more information.

Looking for a person to join your business?

Call the Guardian for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

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307 7900

Ashburton Guardian




LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES Logistics and Administration Fixed Term Maternity Cover Position

Oil Seed Extractions is an Ashburton based company who develop, produce and supply high quality speciality seed oils to the global food, skincare and health product sectors ( and is a subsidiary of the Midlands group of companies. We are currently recruiting for a full time Logistics and Administration person to cover a current maternity leave position. This placement will be for a period of 12 months. The role is responsible for the daily logistics and documentation compliance for all import, export and domestic orders. It will also involve the maintenance of inventory spreadsheets, data bases, and liaising with customers and suppliers. The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and the ability to work to deadlines. Within this role you will have a high level of interaction with customers and third party suppliers so excellent written and phone communication skills are crucial. Previous logistics and admin experience would be helpful however we are committed to finding the right candidate and will provide further ongoing training as required. For further information and a position description please visit our website To apply please send your cover letter along with current CV to reach us by Friday, February 14, 2014. Logistics and Administration Position Oil Seed Extractions PO Box 65 Ashburton

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available

Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon


COMPUTER PROBLEMS? For prompt, reliable service contact Kelvin KJB Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot Place, Ashburton. Ph 308 8989. SUPERGOLD discount card accepted. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator 307 6347 or 0800TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ.


SHAPE UP. Personal training and fitness now available at Or email to:- the Ashburton Domain. For one on one training, pairs or groups. Tuesdays and Gear and music Guardian Classifieds 307 7900 Thursdays. provided. With qualified personal trainer, Steph Sim. To book or for more PLANTS, PRODUCE PUBLIC NOTICES information phone Steph FOR SALE: new potatoes, WOOD for sale. Pine $50 m2 027 427 0014 or 302 1787, Osprey and Nadine. Delivery Macrocarpa $60 m2 Blue www.shapeupfitnessnz. possible. Phone Andrew gum $70 m2. Phone 020 403 Brown 308 5972. 10231.


Birthday Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Arabella Watson Happy 1st Birthday precious girl Lots of love always Mummy, Daddy, Elliot and Jonty. xxx

Arabella Rosa Watson Happy 1st Birthday Lots of love Gran & Grandad Toby Brook

Congratulations on your graduation from Ruma Whakawhanui – The Extension Room. Happy birthday and happy school days from all your friends and teachers at Childs Play Preschool, Tinwald. Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

See Kitchen Kapers and make your own

FEED Wheat and Barley for sale – good quality. Price by negotiation. Mid Canterbury area. Ph 027 432 0061. PEASTRAW for sale, small bales. Ex paddock $3.00, delivered $4.00. Please phone 302-3857. READYMADE PUMP SHEDS - CALF SHELTERS - HEN HOUSES. Sturdy, well built sheds made to last. Choice of colours and sizes as we make to order. Your readymade shed specialists Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 3083595. Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm Sat 8am-12noon.

PERSONAL HOW LONG WILL YOU BE SINGLE?? Make 2014 your year for love and happiness. Bridges Matchmakers can put you in touch with the partner of your choosing at soon as tonight. There is no need to spend another day alone, call 0800 856 640 til 8pm

MOTORING 2006 FORD FALCON BF2. 121,000kms, 4 door, leather interior, genuine reason for selling, excellent condition, $13000. Ph 022 139 1654 or 302 2679.

Summer Kiwiana Cupcakes

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Classifieds 22 Ashburton Guardian SPORTING NOTICES

Wednesday, February 5, 2014




Allenton Netball Club

Looking for a new, dynamic challenge with stable returns and growing client numbers?

Melrose Road Courts, Ashburton

Junior Netball 2014 Open Grade Rugby Preseason Training Every Tuesday and Thursday 6.30pm

Contact Jeremy Rooney 027 313 0173

MOTORING FOR SALE: 2005 Hyundai Getz 85.000 km. Recent Reg and WOF. For private sale at a reasonable price. Telephone 308 6886. WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.

LET OR LEASE Office Space To lease


Allenton School – Years 3 to 6, Monday 17 Feb at 3pm Ash Intermediate School – Years 7 & 8, Monday 17 February at 12.45pm (lunchtime) Ash Christian School - Years 3 to 10, Monday 10 February at 12.30pm

Trials Years 3 & 4 Years 5 & 6

Sunday 2 March 10am - 11am Tuesday 25 February 5.15pm to 6.45pm Thursday 27 February 5.15pm to 6.45pm Years 7 & 8 Tuesday 25 February 6.30pm to 8pm Thursday 27 February 6.30pm to 8pm Sunday 2 March from 11.30am All trials to be played at our Melrose Road Courts. New players and coaches are always welcome Please contact Amy McIntyre (President) Phone 027 518 1000 or 307 0045 (evenings)

Allenton Netball Club

Melrose Road Courts, Ashburton

Senior Netball 2014 Registration Night Tuesday 11 February 2014 6.00 - 6.30pm at the Allenton Courts, Melrose Road. Registration fee of $20 (comes off sub) must be paid at registration before able to trial

With reception/waiting area. Full toilet facilities, heat pump and storage area.

Trials for Senior Players

Price by negotiation Phone: 027 369 6399

There will be a third trial if needed.

Yard and Office To Let. Dobson Street, Ashburton. Heaps of storage space available. Phone Ian. 027 569 1730

HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460

Tuesday 11 February 6.30pm - 8.00pm Thursday 13 February 6.30pm - 8.00pm

We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area: • Research, treatment, provision of equipment in relation to, and the education and training of skilled persons relative to, the disease of cancer. • Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers.

The Coffee Guy Ashburton franchise could be what you are after! The past five years have seen this solid business grow exponentially with further growth anticipated. With a Monday – Friday spot outside the Ashburton Domain and event bookings a year in advance, this is a great genuine business opportunity for someone looking for an exciting, new, on-the-go challenge.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday, February 21, 2014. For further information and application forms, please contact:

Featuring two self sufficient vans which are able to dispense coffee anywhere and a fantastic client base to work with, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2, 161 Burnett Street PO Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone 03 308 8353 Email:



Financial records available.

If you are sincerely interested please phone Lorraine on 021 028 69470



New Massey Fergusson Ashburton Guardian ??????, ?????, 2014 2170 XD high density baler

FOR SALE DO YOU NEED a Wedding or Engagement gift? Come into The China Shop we have a fantastic selection of crystal, china, silver and pottery gifts for you to choose from. Also a selection of cards and free gift wrapping. In the Arcade. FIREWOOD SPECIAL. 3 cord (10.8m3) green slabwood $180.00 delivered in town. Also available; screened slabwood $90/cord, and offcuts $100/cord. Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 30 83595 - Your local firewood & timber merchants.

FOR SALE NEW BABY in your family? Give them a traditional gift of Bunnykins made by Royal Doulton. Plates, bowls, mugs and money boxes and more. All gift wrapped and baby cards available at The China Shop The Arcade.


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Operating 4x3 Massey Fergusson 2170 XD 3x3 Massey Fergusson 2150 Roto Rake, Vee Rakes, Wrapper

Baring Square East Ashburton

Family owned & operated business servicing the district for the past 15 years

Please phone for options to market your straw “We bale, you sell” “Quality workmanship, full accountability’

Call Ross Tait Contracting

James Hamish Ross

027 558 7205 027 430 5885 027 430 5884 302 5872

TREAT YOUR LOVE this Valentines day. Mugs, cute heart platters and yummy heart shaped fudge bags from only $4. Come and get LIVESTOCK, PETS something special for your of unwanted Valentine from Kitchen BUYER animals. Cattle, bobby calves, Kapers in The Arcade. horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626.

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ACROSS: 1 Trapeze, 4 Family tree, 9 Portion, 13 Nose, 14 Struck, 15 Afraid, 16 Retreat, 19 Commercial, 20 Shelters, 21 Bulge, 24 Tallow, 25 Strain, 27 Telepathy, 32 Camellia, 33 Scribe, 34 Discard, 38 Garrison, 39 Native, 40 Riot, 41 Youth, 42 Score, 45 Down in the mouth, 52 Prism, 55 Smear, 56 Seam, 57 Plinth, 58 Motorist, 61 Adamant, 62 Addict, 63 Verbatim, 66 Acquiesce, 68 Better, 69 Circle, 73 Worth, 74 Fraction, 76 Components, 81 Minaret, 82 Belief, 83 Hatter, 84 Grin, 85 Blossom, 88 Orientated, 93 Episode, 97 Oven, 98 Fresco, 99 Versus, 100 Frantic, 103 Extinguish, 104 Lingerie, 105 Sauté, 108 Summit, 109 Canopy, 111 Uppermost, 116 Firebomb, 117 Scarab, 118 Servile, 122 Ill-fated, 123 Denial, 124 Even, 125 Point, 126 Sense, 129 Lick one’s wounds, 136 Water, 139 Bairn, 140 Neat, 141 Thirst, 142 Princess, 145 Perplex, 146 Become, 147 Relieved, 150 Squeamish, 152 Second, 153 Glance, 157 Mania, 158 Trapdoor, 160 Statistics, 165 Station, 166 Cruise, 167 Amulet, 168 Envy, 169 Protest, 170 Tapestries, 171 Narrate. DOWN: 1 Tunic, 2 Assemble, 3 Entice, 4 Fauna, 5 Make, 6 Liaison, 7 Tureen, 8 Edict, 10 Omen, 11 Through, 12 Orange, 17 Decorative, 18 Brief, 22 Calamari, 23 Habit, 24 Twinges, 26 Toll, 28 Embargo, 29 Record, 30 Breeze, 31 Gratis, 33 Stilt, 35 Choir, 36 Trio, 37 Moat, 43 Comedy, 44 Realm, 46 Obey, 47 Nomadic, 48 Napkin, 49 Hoist, 50 Motivate, 51 Hookah, 52 Proficient, 53 Iris, 54 Matinee, 59 Ensue, 60 True, 64 Weird, 65 Scenario, 67 Cutlass, 68 Benefit, 70 Jovial, 71 Divide, 72 Sphere, 75 Cheer, 77 Opted, 78 Singe, 79 Memo, 80 Chat, 85 Broke, 86 Overtime, 87 Murmur, 88 Oasis, 89 Iron, 90 Novelty, 91 Airing, 92 Elude, 94 Pore, 95 Sandals, 96 Dainty, 101 Anticipate, 102 Liken, 106 Sombrero, 107 Ember, 108 Spirits, 110 Agog, 112 Plateau, 113 Reveal, 114 Sallow, 115 Plunge, 117 Slice, 119 Viola, 120 Clan, 121 Lead, 127 Enamel, 128 Syrup, 130 Idea, 131 Kittens, 132 Nation, 133 Seize, 134 Obstruct, 135 Survey, 136 Wanderlust, 137 Tier, 138 Rosette, 143 Melee, 144 Plan, 148 Smart, 149 Insignia, 151 Quintet, 152 Serpent, 154 Matter, 155 Notice, 156 Strewn, 159 Parka, 161 Truss, 162 Style, 163 Boss, 164 Sari.

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We are still seeking new coaches for Senior and Junior Teams for 2013 and new players are always welcome Please contact Amy McIntyre (President) Phone 027 518 1000 or 307 0045 (evenings)

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



YUMMY Homemade Sauce and Relish. Come into Kitchen Kapers The Arcade DRY pine firewood. Fill your and get yourself some own trailer. $120 per trailer. yummy homemade tomato Phone 302 6188. relish or homemade tomato sauce. Absolutely Delicious ENTERTAINMENT from $9.99.

Guardian Motoring 307 7900

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT AFTER some one on one attention? Or some innocent naughty fun? Call Ginger 020 403 12315. Busty + fun. Available all week.

AMBER, new, sexy, toned, BOUNCY CASTLE. For hire, tanned, versatile brunette. ages 8 and under, $170 full Ph. 022 397 4656. day, half day available. Phone 027 462 4600.

Daily Events Wednesday 10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises, ideal for users of mobility aids. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie, The Book Thief, Regent Cinema, Wills Street. 11.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet doubles, The Domain, Philip Street.


Waitangi Day - (some activities are unavailable public holidays)

1.30pm ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Making use of lavender at home. 1/51 Peter Street.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Large variety of toys for hire. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East.

1.30pm M.S.A. GARDEN SECTION. Monthly meeting, speaker Nicole from Flowers and Balloons, M.S.A. meeting room, Havelock Street.

9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Beginners and maintenance class. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop, sale of pre-loved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church. Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main

Street, Methven. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises in the Social hall, Havelock Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time / sequence dancing. Learn to dance, all welcome. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road.



FIRE CONTROL MEASURES - RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON A Restricted Fire Season has been declared for the Ashburton District. Fires for the following purposes are permitted subject to strict conditions being met: gas fired barbeques, Hangis and other ethnic cooking fires, fires in fully enclosed drums, burning of agricultural crop residues. If you light a fire for these purposes, please ensure you meet the required conditions at all times. For fires other than those listed above, you will need to obtain a fire permit from the Ashburton District Council. Lighting a fire for any reason without complying with all the required conditions at all times may result in prosecution. This restriction remains in force until further notice. For more information on fire restrictions and permits, visit



Become a Local Rural Travel Fund Assessment Committee Member

Waitangi Day Collection

Sport New Zealand provides funding to Ashburton District Council for the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund. The Rural Travel Fund is available to non-profit clubs and organisations to support young people participating in local sport and physical leisure activities. Registrations of interest from community representatives to sit on the Rural Travel Fund Assessment Committee are now being sought. Committee membership is voluntary with the committee meeting once a year in March to consider applications. Membership on the committee is for a three year term. Your registration of interest should be made in writing and must be received by Friday 21 February 2014. Registrations of interest should be addressed to: The Chief Executive, Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740. Further information about becoming a committee member is available from Rachael Boyd, Project Officer, Ashburton District Council, phone 307 7700.

PUBLIC NOTICE Road Closure Pursuant to the Transport (vehicular traffic road closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of allowing Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network Inc to hold the Multi Cultural Bite and Waitangi on East the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) for the period indicated hereunder. Roads to be closed: East Street, between Havelock Street and Wills Street East Street, between Havelock Street and Moore Street Period of closure: From 7.30am until 6.00pm on Thursday 6 February 2014. From 8.00am until 5.00pm on Thursday 6 February 2014. It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

Resource Recovery Parks The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park will be closed on: •

Thursday 6 February 2014

Refuse and Recycling - Kerbside Collection If your collection day is a Thursday there will be a change for Waitangi Day. Collections normally scheduled for Thursday 6 February 2014 will be collected on Friday 7 February 2014. There are no changes to any other collections. Please ensure all rubbish and recycling is placed at kerbside by 7.30am on collection day.

TRIENNIAL MEETINGS RESERVE BOARD TRIENNIAL MEETINGS The Methven and Greenstreet reserve boards will be holding their triennial meetings as follows: Greenstreet Reserve Board Tuesday 18 February 2014, 7.00pm Greenstreet Hall Methven Reserve Board Monday 24 February 2014, 7.30pm Methven United Clubrooms The purpose of these meetings is to elect up to seven residents to fill the vacancies on the Board. The Board will meet immediately following the Triennial Meeting and appoint members to the positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. All residents welcome.

KEEPING THINGS HUMMING Council provides a 24 hour call centre service 307 7700. You can also request service through our website. Click the green “Request It” tab on our front page. Urgent requests for service are given a priority response. Non-essential requests are normally responded to on the next working day. We are working to keep our district humming.

Up & Coming Meetings Finance & Business Support Wednesday 5 February, 1.30pm

Career Opportunities Planner Contracts Officer Environmental Monitoring Officer Project Officer

Water Conservation ‘Level 1 - alternate day’ water conservation measures are in place. Visit the Council website for a full list of all water supplies with water conservation measures. For more information, visit

PUBLIC NOTICE Luc13/0071 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road Tomorrow, 6 February Council will publicly notify a resource consent application relating to a consent to erect a single dwelling on a 1.1331 hectare property in the Rural A Zone at 239 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road. Please see the notice in this paper or the Ashburton Courier. Copies of the notice and application documents will be available on Council’s website at, at Council Offices, Ashburton Library, Methven i-Site and Rakaia Mobil petrol station.


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93 Slow Serial(10) part (7) 88 97 Kiln (4) 93 Thick syrup (7) 98 Play Painting done(4) in wet 97 divisions plaster (6) 98 To boot (2,4) 99 Against (6) 99 Pranks (6) 100 Panic-stricken (7) 100 Refuse to (10) buy from (7) 103 Snuff out 103 Women’s Pen nameunderwear (3,2,5) 104 (8) 104 Fry Endless time(5) (8) 105 quickly 105 Peak Inane(6) (5) 108 108 Awning Whole (6) 109 (6) 111 (9)(6) 109 Highest Summary 116 Incendiary device (8) 111 Engrossing (9) 117 beetle (6) (8) 116 Dung Roundish handle 118 117 Submissive Sturdy (6) (7) 122 Doomed (3-5) 118 Instruct (7) 123 Nailed (anag) (6) 122 War memorial (8) 124 Balanced (4) 123 Skin sketch (6) 125 Indicate direction (5) 124 Feel Following 126 (5) (4) 125 Buy off 129 Console(5) oneself after a 126 defeat Monotonous low hum (5) or humiliation 129 (4,4,6) Claim innocence (5,3,6) 136 Irrigate Playing (5) card (5) 136 139 139 Child Over (5) (5) 140 140 Undiluted Exchange (4) (4) 141 Dryness (6) 141 Documents (6) 142 daughter (8)(8) 142 Royal Ore-crusher waste 145 Mystify (7) 145 Blackguard (7) 146 Turn into (6) 146 Diverse (6) 147 Alleviated (8) 147 Red sausages (8) 150 Weak-stomached (9) 150 Made funhelper of (9) (6) 152 Boxer’s 152 Strip bare 153 Quick look(6) (6) 153 Craze Limits (5) (6) 157 157 Discard (5) 158 Hatch (8) 158 Guns (8) 160 Facts and figures (10) 165 Train stop (7) 160 Bewildering (10) 166 Pleasure 165 Aglow (7) sea trip (6) 167 Lucky charm (6) 166 Mourn (6) 168 Jealousy (4) 167 Debated (6) 169 Object 168 Tart (4) (7) 170 Striptease (anag) (10) 169 Modified (7) 171 Provide a commentary 170 Unrewarding (10) for (7) 171 Stray off the subject (7)

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52 Divine Skilledmessenger (10) 49 (5) 53 Prohibited Eye part (4) 50 from flying (8) 54 Evasive Afternoon 51 (6) performance (7) 52 Verdi opera (2,8) 59 Fluctuate Come after 53 (4) (5) 60 Accurate 54 Durable (7)(4) 64 Very odd (5) 59 Initial (5) 65 Play outline (8) 60 67 Elderly Sailor’s(4) sword (7) 64 Trap (5) 68 Advantage (7) 65 70 Huge Merry(8) (6) 67 (7) 71 Non-professional Separate (6) 68 Earnest (7) 72 Orb (6) 70 75 Writing Heartendesk (5) (6) 77 Body Madeshape a choice 71 (6) (5) 78 Small Scorch (5) tower (6) 72 castle 79 Similar Note (4) 75 (5) 80 Friendly conversation (4) 77 Gangway (5) 85 Penniless (5) 78 Uncanny (5) 86 Heinous Extra work 79 (4) (8) 87 Indistinct (6) 80 Informationutterance (4) 88 Desert green spot (5) 85 Evident (5) 89 Press (4) 86 (8) (7) 90 Guess Newness 87 effortpublicly (6) 91 Without Expressing (6) 88 92 Reverie Give the(5) slip (5) 89 elephant 94 Young Skin hole (4) (4) 90 95 Correspondence Strapped shoes (7) (7) 91 (6) 96 Elevated Petite (6) 101 See coming 92 Stolen (5) (10) 102 Compare 94 Space (4) (5) 106 Broad-brimmed hat (8) 95 Public sale (7) 107 Hot (6) coal (5) 96 Wee


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132 (6) 121 Country Leave (4) 133 (5)(6) 127 Confiscate Furry animal 134 (8) (5) 128 Block Innovative 135 (6) 130 Inspect Bawdy (4) 136 Irresistible 131 Placate (7)impulse to travel (10) 132 Linen square (6) 137 Layer (4) 133 Lukewarm (5) 138 Supporter’s ribboned 134 Rebellion (8) badge 135 (7) Annually (6) 136 Pirate flagscuffle (5,5) (5) 143 Confused 137 Type (4) 144 Blueprint (4) 138 Dapper Sisters (anag) (7) 148 (5) 143 Badges Ape (5) of office (8) 149

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Puzzles Wednesday, February 5, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. I am under the doctor, and I simply can’t wait! (9) 5. Monkshood not started by a bird (3) 7. Around East Virginia local leader supplies meat (4) 8. Rating, ill-tempered about end of lanyard in silly way (8) 10. Ruins half-made ancient city in craft (8) 11. One not to be trusted needs change of air after fifty (4) 13. Nun tries to go wrong after direction (6) 15. Be reliant, hang it! (6) 18. Make changes right in Weller’s way (4) 19. Earth, fire, air and water people in outbreak of sleet (8) 22. Again said how one had an aftertaste as it did (8) 23. Noted section at the end putting a finish on fish (4) 24. Gave it out that one had left, depressed (3) 25. Stage of martial art proficiency not to be built on (5,4)







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DOWN 1. Fights – but not on one’s home ground (7) 2. Takes part for things made up of parts (5) 3. My robe is torn by one yet to be born (6) 4. A journey to utter extremes (4) 5. What an hour-glass gave from a former era (3-4) 6. Flat section for one producing eggs (5) 9. Nicene, perhaps, showing Bucks a hundred up (5)

12. Short crowbar for a swagman? (5) 14. Got beaten, like a tiger (7) 16. A voice above half the brides cannot be concluded (7) 17. Record cover is a handy thing to enter (6) 18. Transmitter of cold, are you soundly placed among sixes? (5) 20. Her children killed, petrified she wept in returning honour (5) 21. Performed 16, perhaps, and was a grass (4)


QUICK ACROSS 6. Ample (6) 7. Angel (6) 10. Relapse (7) 11. Automaton (5) 12. Ritual (4) 13. Change (5) 16. Source (5) 17. Short note (4) 20. Perfect (5) 21. Incapacitated (4,3) 22. Avaricious (6) 23. Stinging insect (6)






DOWN 1. Tragic (12) 2. Fails to remember (7) 3. Leers (5) 4. Mapped (7) 5. Clan (5) 8. Mental struggle (6,2,4) 9. To no purpose (9) 14. Romantic songs (7) 15. Most direct route (7) 18. Delirium (5) 19. Aviator (5)





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Cloudy periods with northeasterlies.

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Full moon

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 181.7 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:00 pm, yesterday

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Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday

73.9 nc

Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


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Forecasts for today

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A ridge weakens over the North Island today, while a cold front moves up the South Island. Meanwhile, a low becomes stationary over the Tasman Sea. A broad ridge extends across the South Island during the forecast period, directing an east to southeast flow over the North Island.

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MURDOCH, Marjorie (Marj) Loved, respected aunt and friend to Leonie and Chris, Georgie and Rob, Marcus and Amy. Members of the Manchester Will be sadly missed. Unity, Ashburton Lodge 6003 and sister Lodges are Please note all late death requested to attend the notices or notices sent out- funeral service of their late side ordinary office hours P.D.G.M. Bro Ted Ralston to must be emailed to: be held at Trinity Church, Mayfield TODAY Wednesday to ensure publication. commencing at 2.00pm. During office hours notices Regalia to be worn. may also be sent to: Don Hopwood D.G.M. Ashburton Lodge Any queries please contact 0800 ASHBURTON (0800-274-287).



Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 21.0 23.9 Max to 4pm 12.3 Minimum 8.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm February to date 0.4 Avg Feb to date 6 2014 to date 34.2 65 Avg year to date Wind km/h S 20 At 4pm Strongest gust S 30 Time of gust 3:43pm

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6am Breakfast 9am Infomercials 9:30 The Chase 3 0 10:30 Ellen 11:30 Infomercials Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR A nervous but determined Laurel confronts Ross; Pollard and Val discuss the death of Kyle’s parents. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 Brendan’s Magical Mystery Tour PGR 0 2pm Four Weddings USA 3pm The Renovation Game 4pm Te Karere 2 0 4:30 Ellen 5:30 Piha Rescue A fugitive is on the run at Piha; there’s a close call for a girl in distress; and lifeguards react to a serious spinal injury. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 The Inspectors PGR 0 8pm Meet the Frockers 0 8:30 Rake AO Cleaver Greene’s life goes out of control as he stays ahead of the tax department, continues to defend the seemingly helpless, and dabbles in dangerous relationships. 0 9:35 Hostages AO 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Pokemon – Sinnoh League Victors 0 8:15 Doc McStuffins 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Scrubs PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Shake It Up 3 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm New Adventures Of Old Christine 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 M 17 Again PGR 2009 Comedy. A man whose life failed to turn out as he wanted is transformed back to 17 for a second chance, but may lose the best things that have happened to him. Zac Efron. 0 9:35 F Tabatha Takes Over AO 0 10:30 Happy Endings PGR 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO The parents of a 15-year-old girl who was murdered by a man she met online share their story. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Drew Pinsky joins Dr Oz to reveal his secret bout of prostate cancer. 2:30 Rachael Ray Weight-loss stories; chef Gina Neely joins Rachael for a chat. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Trace Adkins, Kelly Rowland, Iron Chef Cat Cora, and rapper BoB join Queen Latifah. 4:30 Big Brother Australia The latest housemate is evicted. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block – All Stars PGR Duncan and Dale open the third safe at the Block, bringing relief to their empty wallets. 0 8:30 Hustling America PGR 0 9:30 Sons of Anarchy AO 0 10:35 The Paul Henry Show

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:25 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:50 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Barney And Friends 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:35 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 4pm Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 – Fused 3 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0 7pm The Simpsons Bart ends up in hospital after eating Krusty cereal, and, when Lisa visits him, she is reunited with her saxophone idol. 0 7:30 America’s Next Top Model – Guys and Girls PGR 8:30 The Biggest Loser PGR 10:20 Burn Notice AO

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR A talk show focusing on tough medical questions in an open forum. 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 3 Survivor’s Jeff Probst gives a male perspective on audience questions. 2:05 America’s Got Talent 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Best of Top Gear PGR 3 8:30 Elementary AO When a respected mathematician is found dead, Holmes and Watson set out to solve a murder, and the purpose of the highly guarded equation he was trying to decipher. 9:30 Silent Witness AO 10:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am The Fire Inside Highlights from the latest games in every division. 7am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Replay) Melbourne Stars v Horbart Hurricanes – Semi-final One. From Melbourne Cricket Ground. 10:30 Cricket – International (Replay) Australia v England – Third Twenty20. From Stadium Australia in Sydney. 2pm Surf To Summit 3pm Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Phoenix Open – Round Four. From TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. 4pm Arena Access 4:30 Fight Night 6:30 Ice Hockey – NHL (Replay) Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks. From TD Garden in Boston.

11:05 Perception AO Midnight Beyond The Darklands 30 1am Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

11pm Anger Management PGR 3 0 11:30 Partners PGR 3 Midnight Man Up PGR 3 12:30 What Would You Do? PGR 3 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 Primeval PGR 3 0 3:15 Gossip Girl 3 0 4am Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:15 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 3 The agents travel to Mexico to find a box containing dangerous material. 0 12:15 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:15 Entertainment Tonight 11:40 Infomercials

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

11:30 Fox Sports News Midnight Ice Hockey – NHL (Replay) Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks. 2am Fight Night Lee Selby v Rendall Munroe. 4am Basketball – NBL (Replay) New Zealand Breakers v Sydney Kings.

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 7:30 Toy Hunters 8am Belfast Zoo 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 House Crashers 10am The Apartment 11am Auction Hunters 11:30 World’s Greenest Homes Noon West End Salvage 12:30 Being Erica PGR 1:30 Design Star 2:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 3:30 Toy Hunters 4pm Food Safari 4:30 The Cook And The Chef 5pm Candice Tells All 5:30 Make My Home Bigger 6pm Belfast Zoo 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm American Restoration 7:30 Monty’s Big Catch 8:45 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 9:20 The Hook And The Cook 10pm Autospeed PGR 10:30 Laid AO 11pm American Restoration 11:30 Nature’s Keepers


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Toy Hunters 1:30 Make My Home Bigger 2am The Cook And The Chef 2:30 Food Safari 3am Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 3:30 The Hook And The Cook 4am Belfast Zoo 4:30 Bath Crashers 5am Monty’s Big Catch

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Cyberchase 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Putahi 3 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3


SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 He Iwi Whakapono 3 8pm Te Irikura 3 8:30 Taniwha Rau In Ngaruawaahia, Aunty Heeni Grant from Marakopa marae, just past Kawhia, shares her childhood memories. 9:30 Poutiriao 3 10pm Te Kauta PGR 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown



8:30pm on TV One



8:30pm on Prime


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 CSI MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI MV 12:15 CSI MV 1:05 CSI MV 1:55 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:45 The Pretender PG 3:35 Raw MC 6:35 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV The investigation into a runway model’s death leads Horatio to his son and his nemesis. 8:30 NCIS PGV 9:30 Criminal Intent MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Sons Of Guns PG Total Recall Vector Submachine Gun. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Sierra Nevada. 8:30 Mythbusters PG Walk a Straight Line. 9:30 Fighting Tuna PG Georges Bank. 10:30 Countdown To Collision PG 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 12:30 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M 1:30 Redrum M 2pm Evil, I M 2:30 Aeroplane Repo PG 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Auction Hunters PG 7pm Auction Hunters PG 7:30 Bear Grylls – Get Out Alive PG 8:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG 9:30 Moonshiners M 10:30 Savage Family Diggers PG 11pm Evil Kin M

6:25 The Babymakers 16LS 2012 Comedy. Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn. 8am Red Dawn MVL 2012 Action. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson. 9:35 Biography – George Clooney PG 2009 10:30 Endure 16VL 2010 Thriller. Devon Sawa, Tom Arnold. Noon Oz The Great And Powerful PGC 2013 Adventure. James Franco, Mila Kunis. 2:10 The Babymakers 16LS 2012 Comedy. Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn. 3:45 Red Dawn MVL 2012 Action. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson. 5:20 Goodnight For Justice PGV 2011 Western. Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist. 6:50 Mama MVL 2013 Horror. 8:30 The Dark Knight Rises MV 2012 Action. 11:15 Goon 16VLS 2011 Comedy.

6:45 The Making Of The Heartbreak Kid MLS 7am Blood Work MVL 2002 Thriller. Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston. 8:50 A Simple Plan MVL 1998 Thriller. Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, Billy Bob Thornton. 10:50 The Peacemaker MVL 1997 Action Thriller. Nicole Kidman, George Clooney. 12:55 Ladies In Lavender ML 2004 Drama. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl. 2:40 Blood Work MVL 2002 Thriller. Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston. 4:30 The Heartbreak Kid 16LS 2007 Comedy. Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan. 6:25 21 MV 2008 Drama. 8:30 The Three Musketeers MV 2011 Adventure. 10:25 The Devil’s Advocate 18VLS 1997 Horror thriller.

12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 NCIS PGV 3:55 Criminal Intent MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

Midnight Nightmare Next Door M 1am I Was Murdered M 1:30 I Was Murdered M 2am Call 911 M 2:30 Man v Wild PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Colony PG 5:30 Dirty Money M

12:50 Pawn 16VL 2013 Thriller. 2:20 The Making Of Savages MVS 2:40 Goodnight For Justice PGV 2011 Western. 4:10 Biography – George Clooney PG 2009 5:05 Mama MVL 2013 Horror.

12:45 Biography – Marisa Tomei PG 2010 Documentary. 1:35 The Heartbreak Kid 16LS 2007 Comedy. 3:30 The Devil’s Advocate 18VLS 1997 Horror thriller. 5:50 21 MV 2008 Drama.


8:30 Tennis – Davis Cup (Highlights) First Round. 9:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Phoenix Open – Round Four. From TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. 10:30 Golf – European Tour (Highlights) Dubai Desert Classic – Round Four.




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6am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) Melbourne Stars v Horbart Hurricanes – Semi-final One. 6:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) Australia v England – Third Twenty20. 7am The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United. 9:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory. 11:30 Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup Documentary Noon Football – A-League Highlights Show 12:30 Sky Sports News UK 1pm L Ice Hockey – NHL Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks. From TD Garden in Boston. 4pm The Cricket Show 4:30 Football – A-League (Highlights) Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United. 5pm Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure 5:30 Adventure Angler 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Tennis – Davis Cup (Highlights) First Round. 7:30 Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup Documentary 8pm Football – A-League Highlights Show 8:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) Australia v England – Third Twenty20. 9pm Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) 9:38 L Cricket – T20 Big Bash League Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers – Semi-final Two.


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Petanque a popular pastime The sun beamed down on 20 keen petanque players at the Ashburton MSA bowling club yesterday. Club members, including Val Ferrier, took part in their usual round robin matches, which now sees more members taking part at the club’s new home at the Allenton-based club. Club president Lester Herron said the club’s presence continued to grow, and invited new members from all walks of life to join. He said club members meet three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursday nights and Sundays. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 040214-DW-138

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