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Ashburtonians now have a choice where to get vaccinated with two accredited flu vaccinators given extra powers to administer meningococcal and whooping cough vaccines. Unichem pharmacists Rachel Eaton and Jane Kelly are the only authorised vaccinators in town, outside medical practices. Mrs Eaton said they were notified yesterday about the new accreditation and additional vaccinations. Both pharmacists were the only two accredited at the pharmacy, however another pharmacist was due to get an accreditation this season. Under the reclassified change they could now administer the meningococcal vaccine for 16 years and up, as well as a conjugate vaccine for those going overseas and Boostrix for whooping cough. Unichem was part of the Pharmacybrands group that had pushed the initiative for the pharmacy and the community, Mrs Eaton said. Unichem had offered influenza vac-

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It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 58 years later, a biologist studying grey seals off Nova Scotia found one of the bottles in a pile of debris on a beach, 500 kilometres from where it was released. “It was almost like finding treasure in a way,” Warren Joyce said. The drift bottle was among thousands dumped in the Atlantic Ocean between 1956 and 1972 as part of Bumpus’ study of surface and bottom currents. About 10 per cent of the 300,000 bottles have been found over the years. Joyce contacted scientists at Woods Hole and dutifully gave them the time and place information Bumpus had asked for in a postcard inside the bottle. His reward will be exactly what Bumpus promised in 1956 to anyone who returned a bottle: a 50-cent piece. “I didn’t want the reward, but they said they are sending it to me anyway,” Joyce said, chuckling.

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Gene Simmons returns to reality TV Kiss rocker Gene Simmons is heading back to reality TV for a new show about his efforts to build an arena football team in Los Angeles. The bass player and his bandmate Paul Stanley became owners of new sporting franchise Los Angeles KISS last year. Now Simmons’ first attempt at running a team is to be captured on camera for US cable network AMC. The untitled series will be the rock star’s first reality TV show since Gene Simmons Family Jewels? ended after seven seasons.

Blondie rejects Sochi Olympic gig Blondie turned down the chance to perform at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in protest against Russia’s gay rights record. The Games kicked off with the opening ceremony on Saturday which Debbie Harry says the band was offered a chance to play at the high-profile spectacular. However, the singer insists the band turned down the offer due to Russia’s stance on gay rights. She published a picture of a document showing Blondie’s official Olympics offer with the words “Pass human rights” scrawled across it on her Twitter page. Harry also encouraged fans to share the picture to raise awareness, writing: “Pass 4 (for) human rights Sochi 2014 ... Share if you agree ...” The Sochi Games have been marred by controversy over Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws, which prohibit promoting homosexuality to young people. Pop superstar Cher previously turned down an offer to perform at the Olympics over the legislation. Instead, the Opening Ceremony featured a performance by reunited Russian pop duo t.A.T.u.

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I did Bowie video for a sandwich – Oldman Gary Oldman took his part in his friend David Bowie’s video for his single The Next Day “for a sandwich and a bottle of pop”. Bowie and the British actor have been friends for 25 years and Oldman did the video for him last year as a favour. He told The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine: “Dave just shot me an email, out of the blue, saying, ‘Do you want to come and play a priest for a day?’ “It was all done for a sandwich and a bottle of pop. We actually shot it in a place that’s about 10 minutes from my house. There was no money in it.”

It doesn’t pay to sleep on job Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking. Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3am Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical Centre in downtown Albuquerque. Police spokesman Elder Guevara says the employee was asleep in the vehicle’s rear but was able to jump out when the ambulance slowed near an intersection. Officers then pursued the ambulance as it headed eastbound, and then westbound, on Interstate 40. The ambulance finally came to a rest on I-40, over Tramway, after authorities used spikes to deflate the ambulance’s tyres. Police have not released the names of the suspects or the victim, who was uninjured.

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■ BUYING A HOUSE

Ashburton homes out of reach? By Sue NewmaN

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Ashburton homes are in danger of becoming seriously unaffordable with the average price now almost five times the median household income. The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey classifies areas where the median house price is 5.1 times or more the average household income, as seriously unaffordable. With QV New Zealand putting the average house price in the Ashburton District over the three months to January 31 at $313,420 and the 2013 Census showing the median household income as $63,100, Ashburton now has an affordability ranking of 4.96. For a young couple buying their first home, the 20 per cent deposit required under New Zealand’s new loan to value ratio restrictions absorbs the total annual income of their household. Ashburton is still more affordable than many parts of the South Island, with Queenstown Lakes District’s affordability now 8.92, an all time high, putting it above Auckland, where affordability is ranked at 8. It is harder to buy a home in both Selwyn, 5.71 and Timaru, 5.15 than it is in Ashburton. The most affordable parts of the South Island in which to buy a home are now Southland, 3.09; Invercargill, 3.78; Buller, 3.99;

Grey District, 4; and Westland, 4.23. While Ashburton’s median household income may have risen by 37 per cent since the last census in 2006, the price of the average home has risen by only

30 per cent, from $241,000. Seven years ago the district’s housing affordability score would have been 5.24. Quotable Value released its first housing wrap for 2014 yesterday.

This shows the average value of an Ashburton home is now $313,420, up 1 per cent on December and 6.9 per cent on January 2013. Since the market peak in 2007 Ashburton’s house prices have risen 12 per cent.

The most significant 12 month growth in values was in Papakura and Manukau, 16 per cent and in the South Island the greatest 12 month change was Christchurch South, 14.2 per cent and Waimate 13 per cent.

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Accredited pharmacy vaccinators help get services to more people in the community, says Pharmacybrands head of professional services Alison Van Wyk. The vaccinators have just received additional vaccinating powers to administer whooping cough and meningococcal vaccines on top of the influenza vaccine. Ms Van Wyk said since they started influenza vaccinations nationwide in 2012, there was a raised awareness and more people had been vaccinated. A year later, Pharmacybrands pharmacies nationwide had vaccinated 8500 people in a user pays system, rather than healthrelated through their general practitioners. A survey of some of those tested showed 42

per cent had never been vaccinated before. “We got exactly what we wanted to do, which was to actually raise the awareness and get to people who previously wouldn’t have had a vaccine.” “So in line with that, we look at these two life threatening diseases, which is whooping cough which we know in over 70 per cent of cases in newborn babies they catch from a care provider... they don’t realise they

should have a booster vaccine.” It was same with meningococcal and for the pharmacies to play a greater role than just giving advice and care, she said. Ms Van Wyk said people were “time poor” and extended hours at pharmacies especially at the weekend gave them better access. And being trained already it made “good sense, there was a real public health need and a chance for pharmacies to step forward”, she said.

Kiwi snowboarder Rebecca Torr has caused a stir at the Winter Olympics, after revealing she was desperate to find an Olympian lover at the Sochi games. When the blonde 23-yearold arrived in Russia she fired up dating app Tinder on her phone and found a few of her fellow athletes had found the 21st century dating tool. The location-based dating app, that has been in use only since September, lets users browse for prospective partners nearby through profiles uploaded to the service. Like speed-dating but without the face-to-face meeting, fast small-talk and rejection, users can check out the nearby possibilities and with a swipe on their touch screens can accept or ditch them.

Miss Torr, who is from Te Puke but lives in Breckenridge, Colorado, wrote on her Twitter feed: “It seems so far that not many Olympians use Tinder. Just wanna match with the Jamaican bobsled team.” Despite her initial disappointment, Miss Torr’s chances of meeting a match online got a boost when the Olympic Village Daily newspaper, read by athletes at the games, ran her tweet. “Hopefully it brings me more matches and closer to the Jamaicans!”‘ she joked. It did and by Friday her luck improved: “The Jamaicans are here, I even talked to one.” About 100,000 condoms have been handed out to the 2800 athletes at the games.


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■ METHVEN A&P SHOW

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A Tai Chi demonstration in downtown Ashburton today aims to show people how to get their heart pumping as part of national heart week. An exhibition of Tai Chi would be held at the Chessboard, on East Street, at midday. Heart Foundation board member John Leadley said it was an opportunity for anyone to come along and have a look at a “passive activity” to suit all ages and fitness levels. Heart week continues until Saturday. - APNZ

Power drama A farmer is planning to buy a Lotto ticket after his truck came into contact with live power lines while he prepared to tip a load of soil onto his property. The man, who wants to remain anonymous, heard a loud bang and saw a flash behind him. Thinking his rear tyre had blown, he saw a small grass fire in his rear mirror which he put out by dumping the soil. He jumped from his truck to check his tyre and, finding no problem, climbed back into the cab. “It wasn’t until I went to move the truck that I realised I was tangled in the lines, and called 111. The fire was caused by a live wire arcing. - APNZ

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There is just about no fruit Marius Cabout of Ashburton cannot turn into wine. The 85-year-old is dusting off some of his favourite bottles for the 100th Methven A&P Show next month, which will see his last exhibiting efforts after 20 years of shows in Mid Canterbury. He has used strawberries, peaches, pineapples, rhubarb, kiwifruit, elderberries and even vegetables such as pea pods and

broadbeans to make wine. “You have got to have a feeling for it and you have got to have patience,” the retired market gardener said. The method he uses is to pour boiling water over cutup fruit and sugar, and then put it in gallon bottles in his linen cupboard so the fermentation process can begin. Two to three days later he will strain off the fruit and add a number of ingredients such as tartaric acid, citric acid, tannin and cinnamon. The gallon bottle will then go back into the linen

cupboard. It will stay there for up to a year, being removed intermittently to have sediment siphoned off, before its contents are poured into wine bottles. “Strawberry clears pretty quick, but peaches can take a long time, and elderberry too.” Mr Cabout has now retired from winemaking, saying he was “getting a bit wobbly on it”, but has a few bottles he will enter at Methven, wanting to make a special effort for the centenary show. He has not missed a single Methven A&P Show since im-

migrating to New Zealand 59 years ago, and first settling in Methven before moving to Ashburton and later establishing Cabout’s gardens in the town. Among highlights has been having judges drinking his wines, and show guest Ashburton MP Jenny Shipley enjoying a tipple from one of his bottles. “Some wines you only get that much left in the bottle when it’s a good wine,” he said, showing only a centimetre or two of space between his forefinger and thumb.

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PM confirms Kiwis in war-zone Prime Minister John Key says there are New Zealanders fighting in anti-government forces in Syria while others have been blocked from going there by having their passports cancelled under national security provisions. Mr Key refused to provide details on those involved, but confirmed there was a small number of New Zealanders involved with anti-government groups in Syria. He would not say whether some were linked to al-Qaeda groups, but Australia’s Federal Police have told media that up

to 100 Australians were understood to be fighting in Syria, and about six had been killed “while fighting with al-Qaedalinked terrorist groups”. Mr Key said that since 2005, the law had provided for the Minister of Internal Affairs to cancel a passport in some circumstances. “So we have the capacity to cancel a passport if we believe somebody is going into a war zone, for instance, to fight in a way we don’t think is a sensible step for them to take.” He said it was also possible to cancel a passport on national

security grounds after somebody had left the country. As a result, they would have to stay where they were or be deported to New Zealand. He said fewer than 10 passports had been cancelled since that law passed in 2005, some of which related to Syria. Australia has also cancelled passports of those involved in the fighting and has warned they will be treated as national security threats upon their return. Mr Key said the current powers were sufficient to deal with matters when those peo-

ple returned to New Zealand, and each case would be different. “But there is always a risk that somebody who goes into that environment comes back to New Zealand in a radicalised state.” “We believe we have enough powers to deal with the situation. Australia’s numbers are much greater and they’ve taken a different perspective on it.” He said it showed the importance of giving intelligence agencies the powers they had. “From time to time we need to track the activities of New Zealanders.” - APNZ

A 16-year-old schoolboy has admitted assaulting Auckland teen Stephen Dudley on the day a manslaughter trial over the teen’s death was to begin. The more serious charge against the 16-year-old has been dropped after the guilty plea was entered in the High Court at Auckland yesterday. Stephen, 15, died after a school rugby training session on June 6 last year. He was taken to Auckland City Hospital after being assaulted at training and died a short time later. The 16-year-old was bailed until March, when he will be sentenced. An 18-year-old still facing a charge of manslaughter will still head to trial on an allegation of manslaughter.

Meat plant closes More than 120 jobs look set to go at a Hamilton meat factory after Goodman Fielder confirmed the closure of the plant, a union says. Workers at the Huttons/Kiwi Bacon factory in Frankton were called into a meeting yesterday with Goodman Fielder NZ managing director, Peter Reidie, where the news was confirmed, said FIRST Union. It comes weeks after staff at the factory were warned that 125 jobs could be cut from the facility by the Australasian food company. Goodman Fielder announced on January 8 it had agreed to a proposal to sell its meat business to Hellers. - APNZ

Beer was ‘just fun’ Prime Minister John Key has defended downing several cups of beer during a drinking game on Sunday, saying it was not “too crazy” and in the spirit of fun. Mr Key was challenged to a game of beer pong at the Big Gay Out in Auckland’s Pt Chevalier. He agreed, and had to down several cups of beer in the process. On TVNZ’s Breakfast this morning Mr Key defended his decision to take part in the game. - APNZ


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■ ASHBURTON MULTI-CULTURAL BITE

Bite puts best foot forward for award By Sue NewmaN

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Ashburton’s signature event the Multi-Cultural Bite might have been put to bed for another year, but the organising committee is now putting together what it hopes will be a winning presentation for this year’s TrustPower Community awards. As winners of the supreme award in the district event last year, the Multi-Cultural Bite will now compete in Invercargill next month against regional winners from around New Zealand for the national award. Organising committee chair Sue Van Den Heuvel said an outline plan for the finals presentation had been developed and video and still photos taken at last week’s event would play a big part in the final package. “We’ve got a team working on this now and we just have to pull it all together,” she said. “We’re trying to do something really different and we’re working really hard to make sure this is the best presentation possible because we’re doing it on behalf of all the volunteers.” Mrs Van Den Heuvel and Torika Patterson will front the Multi-Cultural Bite presentation at the March 22 awards. Ashburton has been home to five Multi-Cultural Bite festivals and this year’s event at-

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tracted its largest crowd ever, estimated to top 14,000. The changed format this year, with stalls running down just one side of East Street proved a winner with both stallholders and visitors, she said. “The public feedback has been

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great. Last year there were queuing issues but this year the crowds were dispersed and it flowed better.” This year’s event also attracted its largest number of food stalls, representing 26 nationalities and while that meant a wid-

er choice for customers, feedback from the stall holders was that they had all done a roaring trade, she said. “They were all happy and while some might not have been as busy as last year, the numbers are not really why they do it.

“They do it because they want people to learn a little bit about their culture.” This event showcases the wide range of migrant cultures within the Ashburton District through ethnic food stalls and cultural performances.

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Keeping tabs Seatbelt would have saved driver’s life on alcohol will be focus Managing alcohol consumption will be the key focus for police and Auckland authorities next weekend - one of the biggest for sporting and cultural events on the city’s calender. The NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park, Auckland Lantern Festival at Albert Park and Queens Wharf and Eminem concert at Western Springs are expected to pull combined crowds bigger than any since the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Police, Auckland Transport, tourism chiefs and event managers held a press conference this afternoon. All shared one concern: alcohol. “The main message we want to put out is no intoxication will be tolerated,” said Inspector Gavin MacDonald. Police in Wellington were critical of the number of breaches of liquor regulations at the Rugby Sevens tournament, with 20 arrests and almost 300 evictions from the Caketin. Mr MacDonald would not comment on whether this had raised concerns about the Nines tournament n Saturday and Sunday. - APNZ

A truck driver could have avoided being crushed to death after being thrown from his cab if he had been wearing a seatbelt, a coroner has ruled. Darren Hockly, 40, died on March 19, 2013, when he was thrown from the cab of his truck as it rolled on a slope while he was spreading fertiliser on farmland near Te Puke. The truck continued to

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roll before coming to rest on its side, pinning Mr Hockly beneath it. He died at the scene. Mr Hockly, a Spreadmaster Ltd employee, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time he was thrown from the cab, the inquest heard. Toxicology tests found he had both cannabis and the anti-depressant Paroxe-

tine in his bloodstream at the time of the crash, but coroner Gordon Matenga said he accepted evidence given at the inquest that Mr Hockly’s judgement was not impaired that day. The experienced truck driver was described as being “his normal self ”, as well as alert and attentive on the day of his death. - APNZ

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Working for beer? How we rate . . . BY SUE NEWMAN

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Anyone living in Ashburton who complains about the price of a pint of beer, needs to take a long hard look at the costs their fellow beer drinkers face in many parts of the world If you’re fond of tossing back a coldie at the end of the day, don’t live in Georgia, Bangladesh, Lybia or Ethiopia or any of several dozen other countries. For people living off the minimum wage in many parts of the world, the cost of a handle of beer is definitely off limits. An international Quartz index measures the price of 500 mls of draught beer against the minimum wage in 91 countries. In Georgia you’d need to work for 15.1 hours for a handle, 13.4 hours in Bangladesh and 7.5 in Lybia. However, if you opt for Puerto Rico then the living is easy if you want a beer at the end of the

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day – you’ll only need to work for about 12 minutes before you can afford to buy a handle. Of the 91 countries measured there are only 37 where a 500ml handle costs you less than one hour of your wages. New Zealand fares well in the index, with a pint costing the equivalent of half an hour’s minimum pay. We’ve got plenty of company with the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands all finding the same favourable beer versus income balance. Numbeo, a crowd-sourced database of the price of goods around the world, maintains a comprehensive list of the average price of a domestic draft beer in different countries. By dividing the average price a local has to pay to get a beer by the hourly minimum wage (assuming a 40-hour work week) a person makes in each country, the work for a beer scale was produced.

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Ashburton medical personnel are likely to consider bonding trainees to get skilled staff to move to the district as an option in the future. In the past, Ashburton general practitioners had hosted a variety of trainees but the difficulty had been where to put them. A voluntary bonding scheme offered by the Government gave communities and specialties with difficulty recruiting and retaining health professionals, the chance to get some top graduates. The registrations of interest were opened and announced by Health Minister Tony Ryall. This year doctors, nurses and midwives had been included in the scheme. Ashburton GP spokesman Dr John Guthrie was unaware of any bonded trainees in town. But he said Ashburton GPs had hosted various trainees, nurses, medical students and doctors in training over the years. There was currently a GP registrar working at Methven. “Ashburton is a great place for such learning with a great variety of medical conditions to deal with. “And several doctors who are willing

to pass on their skills,” he said. Dr Guthrie said the main difficulty was space to house the trainees. Under the government scheme it encouraged doctors, nurses and midwives to start their careers in hard-to-staff communities by offering payments to their student loans, after a three to five year bonded period. Mr Ryall said for doctors, the 2014 intake included a revised list of hard-tostaff communities for GP trainees and new specialty areas like emergency medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology. The West Coast and South Canterbury were included for nurses and primary healthcare. Districts for midwives included Capital and Coast DHB, Tairawhiti DHB and specific communities within the Waikato and Canterbury regions, said Mr Ryall. Radiation Therapists and Medical Physicists had to work in New Zealand for three to five years upon completion of their qualifications. Those without a student loan were also eligible for the scheme. Mr Ryall said there were currently 2688 participants on the scheme. Registrations of interest for the intake were open for new GP trainees, graduate doctors, nurses, midwives, radiation therapists and medical physicists until March 14 at 5pm.


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■ RAKAIA GARDEN COMPETITION

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Thelma and Niven Murch’s award-winning Rakaia garden is a riot of colour.

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An octogenarian with green fingers has scored a hat-trick in the Rakaia Garden competition. The coveted silver platter awarded to the winner of the premier section of the competition will have pride of place at Niven and Thelma Murch’s home for the third year running. The couple’s garden has been a work in progress since they

built their house on Rakaia Terrace in 2001, and has undergone several revamps over the years. Mr Murch does most of the hard work in the garden, which has extended across the section next door, purchased to ensure they would never be built out of their semi-rural paradise, and includes a sizable vegetable plot and hot house. “It gives me something to do – it certainly keeps me occupied,” he said.

The garden was picture perfect and ablaze with colour when the judges arrived on Saturday, due in part to a poor start to the salmon fishing season. “The river’s been too dirty, so I haven’t even been out,” Mr Murch said. However, he hopes to rectify that in the next few days. The couple’s garden scored 77 points, 7.5 points up on runner’s up Raymond and Jeanette Watts. Third place getters in

the premier section were Patricia and Patrick Molloy. Cridland Street residents cleaned up in the open section, P and P Dolan at number 87 came in first, followed by B and F Nelson at number 54, while the Smith family at number 45 shared third place with the Watsons on Rolleston Street. The Dolans also took the award for the best floral display and N Smith won the special feature award with her pole lady and blue pots display.

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Girl, 2, died after violent kick by stepdad A little girl said to have died from a violent blow to the stomach delivered by her stepdad would often turn up to her grandmother’s with itchy skin and smelling “so bad”. Michael Joseph Martin, 25, has pleaded not guilty to murdering 2-year-old Leilani Mary-Jane Lotonu’u at their Manurewa home in June 2012. He is accused of hitting the child so hard an internal organ ruptured, resulting in a fatal infection. Martin’s lawyer Lorraine Smith told a jury in the High Court at Auckland yesterday that Martin denied any wrongdoing and the child’s mother

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Amy Lorigan was responsible for her daughter’s death. Ms Lorigan denies this. Ms Lorigan’s mother Marie Chapman described how Leilani would often stay with her. Although she liked playing, she couldn’t talk and her body was covered in sores. Mrs Chapman agreed with the defence that Ms Lorigan didn’t look after Leilani and another daughter she had with Martin “the way a mother should”. Leilani also “stunk so bad” because her clothes were never washed. Martin and Ms Lorigan, who had been together since early 2011, did not own

a washing machine and their home reeked of urine, Mrs Chapman said. Leilani was pronounced dead shortly before 6am on June 10, 2012, when paramedics were unable to save her. The day before, Martin and Ms Lorigan were looking after the little girl but she was alone with Martin for about an hour when Ms Lorigan went grocery shopping. It was then, the Crown says, that Martin administered a “violent assault” akin to a kick from a horse against his stepdaughter, who he resented. Expert evidence would suggest the girl was in great pain

but would have survived if she received prompt treatment, Crown prosecutor Christine Gordon, QC, said in her opening statement. When Ms Lorigan arrived home, Martin told her their relationship with over. He did not tell her what he would later tell police that Leilani had fallen off a chair. This was his attempt to explain Leilani’s injuries, Ms Gordon said. She said Martin “misled” police about his feelings for Leilani and the state of his relationship with Ms Lorigan. “Amy Lorigan loved her daughter Leilani.” - APNZ

The University of Otago has announced a two-year sponsorship of the Highlanders, becoming New Zealand’s first university to back a Super Rugby franchise. The agreement, aimed at increasing the university’s global exposure, means its name will be printed on the back of Highlanders’ jerseys, on medics’ bibs, and its logo painted on the Forsyth Barr Stadium field in Dunedin and put on digital signage during home games. University television advertisements will also play at the stadium during intervals, and players will be involved in university events and academic initiatives. The arrangement has come under attack from the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) which said the university should be spending tax-payer money on students and not advertising. Vice-chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne, speaking at an event at the stadium attended by Highlanders players, along with both team and university management, would not specify how much the agreement was worth saying it was “commercially sensitive”. However, she was enthusiastic about the contract saying it represented good value for money. “During home games at the stadium the international television broadcasting of the matches will be powerful brand exposure for traditional signage and our crest, which will soon be painted on the grass. “During games at other stadiums in New Zealand and other parts of the world, the university’s name on the Highlander’s jersey will be visible to more than a quarter of a million viewers per game,” said. The sponsorship was also about supporting the stadium. “The university has a commitment to the stadium, which we use for university events, including student Orientation, and it’s a safe, and a short walk from flats and colleges.” Both Professor Hayne and Highlanders general manager Roger Clark highlighted the links between the the two organisations. “On the face of it some might think that we represent very different organisations, but we have a number of very important values in common.”


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■ ASHBURTON GARDEN COMPETITION

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One in five New Zealanders would consider voting for Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party at this year’s general election, a 3 News-Reid Research poll shows. Out of 1000 people, 20.84 per cent of respondents said they would consider casting a vote for the new party, which will run on a policy platform of better broadband and opposition to mass surveillance. More than 75 per cent of those surveyed said they would not consider voting for the party. The Internet Party was most popular with undecided voters, followed by New Zealand First voters. It was least popular among National voters just 10.8 per cent said they would consider changing their support to Dotcom’s party. The internet entrepreneur is funding the party, but he cannot stand as a candidate because he is not a New Zealand citizen.

Titanium tipped

Ashburton’s champion gardeners, Jim and Daphne Allison.

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Champion garden is team effort By Sue NewmaN

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Last week if you’d asked Daphne Allison how she rated her chances of winning the Ashburton garden competition she’d have told you almost zero. While she and husband Jim have spent hours in their Leeston Street garden over the past year, with the competition just around the corner Mrs Allison was felled by a bout of vertigo. Discovering they’d won not just the premier section but also best display of flowers was staggering, Mrs Allison said. “I’m absolutely bowled over. I couldn’t believe it when they

rang. I really wasn’t too sure this year when I had the hiccup of getting vertigo because you can’t garden if you can’t put your head down. I only came right on Thursday.” Their garden is a team effort. She plans, plants and cares for flowers and shrubs while husband Jim is the lawns man and the man behind the lopping shears. They’re out in the garden most days pottering and most days start with a walk around the section. The weekend was one of full on gardening for Mrs Allison. She was a member of the judging team that spent Saturday

awarding prizes to Rakaia gardeners and then she was up early Sunday morning checking her own garden to make sure there had been no overnight wind damage. While this year’s planting plan is similar to the past few years, the colour scheme has changed and she believes a bed of perennials that are now at their peak may have clinched the win. There are no real secrets to the Allison garden, just plenty of fertiliser. “I’ve used horse manure, that’s good to build gardens up but you’ll always get weeds, whatever the horse has been

eating you’ll get, so I use a lot of sheep pellets now. They’re weed free.” She gardens for her own enjoyment first; competitions come second. “When I’m happy with it I don’t really care what happens, my expectations are all I’m concerned about.” She hopes they’ll be lining up again next year for the judges, but said age and health will dictate. “If I’m not happy with it, then it certainly won’t be in,” she said. “I’m my own worst judge. The race is always against myself to see how good I can get it.”

Ashburton garden competition results Premier grade: J&D Allison, 70 Leeston Street, 1; R&M Bennett, 22 Cambridge Street, 2; G&C Dowler, 15 Balmoral Place, 3. Open grade: C&N Galway, 5 Mason Place, 1; A&N McKenzie, 10 Balmoral Place, 2; D&B Danielson, 61 Tucker Street, 3. Flats and townhouses, Bill and Mavis Kenny Trophy: I&M Amos, 4 Reid Crescent, 1; N. Griffiths, 28 Oak Grove, 2; L. Hurst, 2 Balmoral Place, 3. New Gardens (not previously judged), Allison Trophy: D. White and N. Woods, 33 Bird Street. Back section garden, Bennett Trophy: A. Johnstone, 17a Turton Street, 1; S&I Johonston, 42 Jordan Avenue, 2; J. Jaine, 14

Ferrier Place,3. Native planting : G&C Dowler, 15 Balmoral Place, 1; D&J Livingstone, 58 Kelvin Crescent, 2; A&S Harris, 275 Cameron Street, 3. Display of flowers, Esther Andrews memorial salver: J&D Allison, 70 Leeston Street,1; R&M Bennett, 22 Cambridge Street, 2; G&C Dowler, 15 Balmoral Place, 3. Best Lawn: A Johnston, 17a Turton Street. Cul de sacs etc: Tranquil Place, 1; Balmoral Place, 2; Parkdale Close and Ferrier Place, 3 equal. Streets, roads etc: Reighton Drive, 1; Pages Road, 2; Jordan Avenue,3.

Rotorua boy-band Titanium has been named by US music site Billboard.com as one of 10 New Zealand acts most likely to make a Lorde-like leap to international fame. Band member Jordi Webber said he was “stoked” the group was included on the list that includes such names as The Naked and Famous, Kimbra, Kids of 88 and The Phoenix Foundation. The article, titled Happy New Zealand Day! 10 NZ Artists Who Could Make A Lorde-Like Leap, says the six-member band has the potential to succeed like Grammy Award-winning Ella Yelich O’Connor.

Pound closed Wanganui District Council has temporarily closed its dog pound as a precaution following an outbreak of canine parvovirus. Two puppies at the pound developed parvovirus last Wednesday, and at the weekend three older, larger impounded dogs also came down with the virus. Jonathan Barrett, council’s deputy strategy and development manager, said canine parvovirus was a severe viral infection which caused a sudden onset of profuse, smelly, bloody, diarrhoea,vomiting and fever. This could lead to severe dehydration and death.

Teacher complaint Police are investigating an alleged historic indecent assault involving a former Otago Boys’ High School teacher. Detective Senior Sergeant John Ferguson confirmed police had received a complaint in relation to the allegation and were investigating. The teacher concerned is not currently at the school.

Gun pointed Two men have been arrested for allegedly pointing a gun from their ute at another man in suburban Christchurch on Sunday. Police were called to the incident after a man waved down a passing patrol car and reported that the occupants of a ute had pointed a sawn-off shotgun at him in Wainoni about 7.15pm. The pair, aged 17 and 19, were arrested by police who had set up cordons. They will appear in court today charged with unlawful possession.


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Local band hopes for Facebook likes, air time By SuSan SandyS

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Genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration, so the saying goes. And that has certainly been the case for Ashburton band Couger Lounge’s three members – lead singer and guitarist Brett Colgan, 24, bass guitarist Steven Symonds, 24, and drummer Simon Christensen, 30. The band’s music, which they describe as “rock with a pop edge”, is featured on their new EP of originals. Creating it was fun, but now they have the gruelling job of marketing their work and trying to get radio play. “There’s a lot of bands out there like us, trying to do the same thing,” Mr Colgan said. To get on major stations in New Zealand they need to meet criteria which includes having over 1000 Facebook ‘likes’ and lots of YouTube hits. “At the moment we are working on the Facebook likes,” Mr Colgan said, and in the past five days they have received more than 50 to reach 1046 by yesterday. The trio established Couger Lounge about three years ago. They began performing covers, mainly classic Kiwi pop songs, at private functions such as birthdays and engagement parties, and on the local pub scene. The three The Living End

fans enjoy jamming and just seeing where getting into their creative space takes them. Mr Colgan writes most of the lyrics, while the music is a collaboration. They practise two nights per week, in a rent-free studio they

have set up above Mr Colgan’s workplace at Midlands Seed. Mr Symonds works at Skip 2 It, which also helps out by allowing the use of vans to help transport equipment. They chose Couger Lounge as a name because it sounded nice,

rather than having any other connotations. “It was over a few whiskies one night, for mothers out there there’s no story behind it,” Mr Colgan said. Their next performance is at Arcadia on February 22.

■ MANNING TRIAL

Prospect denies murder Christchurch sex worker Ngatai Mellory Manning was raped, bashed, and stabbed at a Mongrel Mob gang pad before her mutilated body was dumped in a river, a court has heard yesterday. Gang prospect, or soldier, Mauha Huataki Fawcett, 26, claims police pressured him into making false confessions that he was there when Miss Manning was killed on or about December 18, 2008 over an unpaid debt. Fawcett, known within gang circles as Muck Dog denies murder and is representing himself - with assistance of an amicus curiae - at a High Court murder trial which began in Christchurch yesterday. The Crown says Fawcett - then aged just 20 - either took part in the killing, or was there as a party to her murder. But Fawcett, who has no legal training, stood in court to profess in a softspoken voice that he was innocent. “I’m here charged for murder for what I’ve said [to police],” he said. “I’ve made these false confessions, which was due to pressure put on by the police. “I’m very shocked to be standing here today.”

Earlier, the Crown said Fawcett wanted to impress Mongrel Mob bosses and get patched. His job was to mind the girls selling sex on Manchester St in Christchurch’s red light district and to enforce taxes. The court heard that the Aotearoa chapter of the Mongrel Mob was trying to muscle in and control the street workers, and wanted to tax them $20 on each transaction. Miss Manning - aged 27 - had been working on her usual patch on the corner of Peterborough and Manchester streets on the night she was killed. The last known sighting of her was around 10.35pm to 10.40pm. In his first police interviews, Fawcett described how Miss Manning was

taken to the gang pad at Galbraith Avenue, Avonside, in what was a planned hit. As part of his gang initiation, he was meant to stab Miss Manning but refused. Fawcett initially told police that Mongrel Mob gangsters barked like dogs and gave Nazi salutes as they carried out the fatal assault. She was raped and stabbed, before being battered by a metal pole as she tried to crawl away, the court heard. It was a “blood bath”, Fawcett told police. Miss Manning’s partially-naked body was discovered floating in the Avon River the next day. Fawcett later backtracked from his earlier version of events, saying he wasn’t present during the attack. A post-mortem examination identified four different types of injuries - all of which were life-threatening. They included blunt force head injuries, bruises indicative of strangulation, and stab wounds to Miss Manning’s chest and elsewhere on her body. The trial continues before Justice David Gendall today.

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Gang brothers before family A top police gangs expert yesterday explained to the jury how Mongrel Mob prospects try to impress gang bosses with acts of violence in order to get patched. Kelvin Holden, a serving officer with the Criminal Intelligence Section of New Zealand Police, has worked with many Mongrel Mob chapters, including Aotearoa. He knew that Fawcett, or Muck Dog, was a prospect, or a soldier, for the Christchurch chapter in 2008 and was pushing to become a patched member. Fawcett had even got the English bulldog - a Mongrel Mob symbol - tattooed on the right cheek of his face in the months before Manning’s brutal slaying. Mr Holden said the patch was “highly valuable” to gang members, who must put the brotherhood ahead of family, partners, or work. Prospects, regarded as being “down the food chain”, must prove themselves, often by carrying out beatings, or by doing standover work of prostitutes or drug dealers. Violence was critical to gang culture, Mr Holden told the jury. If anyone crossed them they had “no hesitation” in turning to violence. Prospects were also expected to take the rap for crimes in order to protect patched members from arrest, Mr Holden said.


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Kidzmethven will begin a fundraising campaign at Easter as it launches the next stage of its Methven skate park project. Spokesperson SallyAnn Kircher said the group would be running a food stall at Methven’s Mountain Thunder. Concept

plans for the skate park were released to the public last year. Now a land survey is to be submitted to the designers before final plans can be drawn. Mrs Kircher said that once the final plans were out the skate park project would not only need money, but also people with plenty of enthusiasm. While the cost of plans had been covered by fundraising over the last few years, the next stage would require over $200,000. The ultimate sum would depend on what work could be sourced out to volunteers. For example, she understood concreting companies had pledged their support to avid skate park supporter and former Ashburton District Councillor, the late Ken Lowe. The skate park is to be established on land adjoining the Methven Railway Reserve on Main Street. Mrs Kircher said she was heartened by “huge support” of the concept plans last year. “Once the (final) plans are drawn up it will get people inspired, and there’s so many new people in town,” Mrs Kircher said.

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Ryder dumped

Security tighter

Jesse Ryder has been dumped from the New Zealand test cricket squad for the second international against India starting in Wellington on Friday, following his late night episode with team mate Doug Bracewell. Bracewell’s foot injury, suffered while the pair were out drinking in the early hours of Thursday morning, has counted him out. New Zealand Cricket have held off issuing a statement on their investigation into the incident but New Zealand coach, and selector, Mike Hesson spoke about it yesterday. “We need to make sure all our players prepare themselves accordingly for test cricket and at the moment we don’t have confident that that’s the case.” Hesson fell short of saying their international careers were,

at least temporarily, over. “There’s an investigation taking place and we’ll let that run its course before making any bold statements about that sort of thing,” he said. Hesson said the fact the early questions at a press conference were about the pair’s behaviour and not New Zealand’s fine 40run first test win at Eden Park “is clearly disappointing for the team and takes away from a superb effort over the last four days.” Hesson admitted he had seen television footage of Ryder drunk outside an Auckland bar on the night of January 25, and having to be helped into a taxi. “It’s not a good look,” he said. The second test squad will be named this morning. The most obvious contender to replace Bracewell as fast-medium backup is Canterbury’s Matt Henry.

Telecom is contacting some Xtra email users as it applies the latest in a series of security enhancements to the Xtra emails. An additional encryption setting called ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ (or ‘SSL’), will soon be the new standard default connection for all Yahoo Xtra mail accounts. Telecom said it would be helping users who access the service via a third party email client, such as Microsoft Outlook for PCs or Android for mobiles, to update their settings. SSL secured a user’s information and email messages, making communications more private as they moved between the user’s browser/ device and Yahoo’s servers, Telecom retail chief executive Chris Quin said. But it was important for

customers take their online security as seriously as possible, he said. “We’re continuing to look at what we can do to enhance Xtra mail so our users can have more confidence in the service to get on and do more online. “That said, while we’ll do all that we can to keep customers protected via their email portal, these security updates will not prevent the ongoing circulation of spam,” Mr Quin said. “Nor will it prevent Kiwis from clicking suspicious links contained in emails which can perpetuate spammers’ activity. Together, we need to work to keep all of us safe online.” Email users should be careful to regularly update account settings with a strong, difficult to predict password.

Family tragedy A father frantically smashed car windows to get to his young children after the vehicle, which he had been following, crashed head-on with an oncoming truck in the Bay of Plenty. His baby died following the crash, and his 4-yearold daughter was seriously injured. The car was being driven by the children’s 58-year-old grandmother when police said it drifted across the centre line and hit the light truck on Thornton Bridge near Whakatane just before 2pm on Sunday. The children’s father was driving behind the vehicle and saw the tragedy unfold, Edgecumbe acting fire chief Roddy Hendl said. - APNZ

Chills at Glastonbury? The Chills may or may not be playing at this year’s Glastonbury festival, but no one’s saying. Band manager Scott Muir said he would neither “confirm nor deny” if the band was booked to play at the festival in England in June. Festival organisers did not announce the artists set to perform before tickets went on sale because the 135,000 tickets sold out regardless, he said. “Glastonbury sell the festival - they don’t sell the artists - and it sells out within its first 40 seconds [of tickets going on sale] and it does every time.” If the band had been invited it would have been sworn to secrecy until festival organisers announced the line-up, he said. Mr Muir said if the band had been asked to play at Glastonbury it would have accepted the invitation. “I can’t tell you any more than that.” - APNZ

Wood annoyed Broadcaster Susan Wood has blasted whoever set off a flare which landed in one of Auckland’s wealthiest streets, an incident police have labelled dangerous. A startled Paritai Drive resident came across a burning ball of intense red flame and smoke in his back garden shortly after midnight Sunday. Police found the remains of a parachute flare that had malfunctioned and fallen to the ground. Wood, who lives on Paritai Drive, did not see or hear the flare but said people often set off fireworks in the early hours from the nearby coastline. “I often sleep with my doors open and it’s quite frequent, in the past few months a couple of times there have been people setting off fireworks on the park down on Ngapipi Road,” she said. - APNZ

Fear of burglars A Carterton woman refused to leave her own home during most of the Christmas holidays, fearing the return of burglars who had twice raided her property in past months. “I just did not want to leave the house all summer. I felt like I had to be home all the time, that I had to stay home to protect the house,” she said. The woman, who declined to be named, had lost electronics and alcohol in the two raids despite her home being “totally secure” on both occasions; one burglary happening in the day and the other at night. She had spoken to neighbours and other friends, she said, and learnt of other burglaries committed since November in Carterton. - APNZ


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The saga of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has at times resembled a soap opera, and her release from jail - swaddled in cloth to conceal her face - was yet another bizarre episode. Corby emerged yesterday from Bali’s Kerobokan Prison nine years after she went in, convicted of smuggling marijuana into the holiday island and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment. More than 100 police officers turned out to aid her exit from the prison, where scores of shouting, shoving journalists have been camped since news came that the 36-year-old’s release on parole was close. There was little to report. Corby said nothing and her face was wrapped in a thin sarong, a black scarf and a white hat, giving the cameras little more than an outline of her visage. It is believed Corby went to such lengths to remain under wraps to collect the proceeds of an exclusive TV deal with the Seven Network, reportedly worth as much as $3 million. As a prison van transported Corby to her first stop outside jail, the prosecutor’s office, she was tailed through the narrow streets by dozens of jostling international reporters and photographers, some on mopeds, others in cars. At the prosecutor’s office, where she was fingerprinted, journalists used cameras on poles to pry into the interview room, with little success. It was the same for her next trip, to the corrections office, with the trail of desperate media again failing to capture her image. Even the official in charge of corrections, Ketut Artha, was granted only a glance at Corby’s face.

He complained to reporters that with the media commotion, he wasn’t able to ask all the questions of Corby that he wanted, and she gave short answers anyway. “I got a chance to ask to see her face and she only opened her cover a bit,” Mr Artha said. After the truncated interview, where she was reminded of the terms of her parole, private vans were waiting to whisk Corby to a plush spa villa in Seminyak. She remained there for much of the afternoon, believed to be interviewed by Mike Willesee for Seven’s Sunday Night program. Mr Artha told AAP later that even though the Kuta home of Corby’s brother-in-law, Wayan Widyartha, was listed as her address for parole, if she didn’t stay there on Monday night it wouldn’t be a breach of her conditions. “It’s possible that Corby does not stay in Wayan’s house or sleeps somewhere else,” he said. “The most important thing is that (her location) is still in the Kuta area and any time when we reach her, she’s ready to explain her whereabouts and ready any time if she’s needed.” In Australia, champagne corks were popping at the Queensland home of Corby’s mother Rosleigh Rose, but she didn’t speak to reporters looking on, raising speculation she also has an exclusive media deal. Earlier she told the Seven Network: “It was just beautiful to see my beautiful Schapelle come out from those doors.” Sister Mercedes Corby released a brief statement expressing her gratitude. “We’ve been waiting almost 10 years for this moment - it’s very emotional for Schapelle and our family. We are all very relieved and happy,” it said. - AAP

The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing its success had ruined his “simple life”. Technology experts say the addictive and notoriously difficult game rose from obscurity at its release in May to become one of the most downloaded free mobile games on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store. “Flappy Bird is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it,” the game’s creator Nguyen Ha Dong tweeted. “I am sorry Flappy Bird users, 22 hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore.” - AFP

The presidents of France and the United States are jointly calling for other nations to join them in seeking an “ambitious” agreement to curb climate change. Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande, writing in an article in the Washington Post and Le Monde yesterday, called for support “in pursuit of an ambitious and inclusive global agreement” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “through concrete actions” at a climate conference in Paris in 2015. Co-operation on a host of global issues - which include the Syrian crisis, Iran’s nuclear program, and security in Africa - has resulted in France and the United States enjoying a “model” relationship, the presidents wrote. - AFP

Crocodile nightmare

Schapelle Corby, covering her face, does paper work at the correctional office after she received her parole in Bali, Indonesia, yesterday. ap photo

Four men have spent 14 hours sheltering in trees above crocodileinfested mangroves in far north Western Australia after a fishing trip turned nasty. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre scrambled into action over the weekend, after receiving a signal from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon The unregistered beacon was first activated around 8pm on Sunday - but no location could be pinpointed for nearly an hour, until a subsequent signal placed them around 18 nautical miles north of Derby. About 6.30am yesterday, a helicopter took advantage of a brief break in the weather to successfully locate the men - having spent 14 hours sheltering up mangrove trees in the crocodile habitat. - AAP

Pro-nuke governor

Toyota plan ‘may kill car supply industry’ Toyota’s decision to stop making cars in Australia has prompted the nation’s automotive component suppliers to warn that they urgently need government assistance to stop massive job losses. The Federation of Automotive Product Manufacturers president Jim Griffin says as many as 28,000 people work in the supply sector, representing far more than the major car

Flappy’s wings clipped

US, France want deal

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makers, and the majority of workers in the industry. Toyota announced yesterday it would stop making cars in Australia by late 2017, following Holden and Ford’s decisions to do the same, ending local car manufacturing. Mr Griffin, the CEO of Melbourne component suppliers Diver Consolidated Industries (DCI), said as well as job losses within three years the economy would lose valuable technology, research and development.

“Unless we get some stimulation, unless we get some volume and we get some activity happening in manufacturing then the country’s going to have a very big problem,” he told AAP. Mr Griffin is worried the three major car makers will actually cease their Australian operations before their planned closures in 2016-2017. “General Motors, Ford and Toyota will look after their employees,” Mr Griffin told AAP. “Any assistance needs to be

considerate of the vast majority of employees which are in components sectors ... many of them in small companies, tier two or three suppliers that are not huge foreign multinationals. “The most important thing now is for a calm, clear discussion and consultation between the government, the three car makers and the component industry to make sure that any programs and assistance packages rolled out are well considered, measured and well targeted.” - AAP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has welcomed the election of a conservative governor of Tokyo in a result analysts say will help boost Abe’s economic reform agenda and reinforce his drive to restart Japan’s nuclear reactors. Backed by Abe’s ruling coalition, Yoichi Masuzoe - a former television pundit and one-time cabinet minister - was an easy winner in Sunday’s election, beating 15 rivals including a former premier campaigning for an end to atomic power. “It was good to see Mr. Masuzoe elected as he won support of people in Tokyo,” Abe told reporters yesterday. “I want him to work hard on various subjects such as low birth rate and longevity as well as economic revitalisation. “I want him to make Tokyo a city shining at the centre of the world.” - AFP


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Cloud over historic win Coen Lammers EDITOR

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he New Zealand cricket bosses must be pulling out their hair. Even on the day of their most glorious and spectacular test victory for many years, the triumphant team had to share the limelight with a drunken Jesse Ryder and Chris Cairns who is battling match-fixing accusations. The Black Caps are riding a wave of unparalleled interest after their wins over the West Indies, a 4-0 one-day series rout over India and a nail-biting victory over the same Indians in the first test. With the one-day World Cup on their home patch exactly one year away, the scenario of this success could not have been written better by a marketing guru. Tickets go on sale on Friday so there may a surge for the opening match against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Sports fans are fickle and it is astonishing how quickly the public have moved on from the embarrassing dumping of Ross Taylor as captain which marred the start of coach Mike Hesson’s reign. Also forgotten are the numerous disasters on the pitch over the past 12 months, including a humiliating spanking by minnows Bangladesh. Despite this horror run, Hesson now also deserves credit for slowly building a new team of old hands and finding new talents for the different forms of the game. Youngsters like Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson are starting to deliver on their promise, while veterans like Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum have recaptured the best form of their lives. With so much talent emerging, the NZC bosses may finally find the courage to rip up Jesse Ryder’s contract after more inappropriate actions at a time when he should be tucked up in bed. Nobody enjoys seeing such a talent go to waste, but with Ryder again falling off the wagon, and even his own manager deserting him, his coaches must be wondering how many final chances do any of their employees deserve. This new breed of Black Caps is looking into a bright future and Jesse Ryder’s career may be consigned to the past.

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Protest campaign Consumer power is one way to fight back against Tony Abbott’s Buy Australia campaign. The slogan is short: Don’t buy at Countdown. John Thornley

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?

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tralia’s. If you want close, compare the flags of Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Luxembourg’s flag has a darker blue than the Netherlands, while the Dutch flag is square to Luxembourg’s rectangle. Apart from that they’re dead ringers. Yet there’s no clamour for change and no one in Holland feels any less Dutch because of it. There are heaps of countries with flags which look alike. Most Kiwis seem to know their place in the world and you cannot tell me the flag made Bill Hamilton or Ed Hillary less proud to be a Kiwi. What about that famous son of Canterbury and double Victoria Cross winner, the farmer/ soldier Charles Upham? In the year we commemorate the centennial of World War One, the suggestion of ditching the flag seems insensitive. What about the alternative? Is hitching our identity to how well our sporting teams perform the best idea? If it’s a silver fern, like the All Blacks, then why don’t we get AIG to sponsor it? Flags aren’t brands or meant to be hip. They’re an anchor to what makes us, us. Having said this, if a majority of New Zealanders wants change then who am I to stand in their way? My only suggestion is to make sure our trading partners and especially the Chinese know we’ve got a new one! In recent weeks, Synlait joined Westland in going toe to toe against Fonterra in the payout stakes. We’re also seeing politicians spray our cash around like its confetti and there’s still nine more months of promises yet to come. It’s dishonest when voters aren’t being told how this cash is being generated. Instead of changing the flag, why not flag where this cash

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comes from and what good it does for all Kiwis? What we get instead is One News trying to rip down the New Zealand dairy industry over a farm in Chile. What I saw on television seemed bad, so let me be clear the Kiwi farm system is not a pick ’n’ mix. Our systems and standards must be bottom lines for New Zealand companies farming overseas. Yet according to One News, what happens on a farm halfway around the world now affects the global reputation of New Zealand. Funny there was no picketing of Greek and Italian restaurants after the Rena hit a rock off Tauranga. Have we banned Canadian Maple Syrup because of its harp seal cull? If we take the reputational

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■ UNSECURED WI-FI

Fraud warning issued By Daniel lynch People accessing sensitive information on their emails using unsecured public Wi-Fi could be putting themselves at risk of fraud, says the Banking Ombudsman. The warning comes after an overseas couple put a six-figure sum on term deposit with a New Zealand bank only to have it stolen from the account months later. The theft occurred due to an unfortunate combination of the couple’s use of public Wi-Fi and because their bank’s security practices regarding emailed instructions were not sufficiently robust, Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell said. “Unfortunately their account was hacked and the fraudster found separate emails - one that

included bank account details, and another with a signed employment contract attached. “This ultimately enabled the fraudster to pose as one of the customers and successfully email instructions to the bank transferring funds out of the couple’s account,” Battell said. Some banks do not accept email instructions, acknowledging the risk of email addresses being hacked. Other banks accept emailed instructions, but only after verifying the request has come from their customer by, for example, calling the customer back at a number held on file and asking a series of security questions. The Banking Ombudsman investigation found the particular bank’s practice was out of step

■ SPENDING UP LARGE

Guardian Shares & Investments Compiled by

97 170.5 3225 92 369 151 525 460 153 975 407 898 619 459 97 66.5 297 88 218.5 313 110.5 1294 100.5 410 140 199 348 79 125 247 1405 101 127 279 774 173 575 367 310 340 237.5 172 385 659 238 127 350 3450 3998 369

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NZX 50 index last 4 weeks 4960

January up 7.9 per cent

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4,833.06

–7.73

–0.16%

 NZX 20 index

3,788.12

7 10/2 /2

A2 Corp ATM 95 170 Air NZ AIR 3205 ANZ Banking Gr ANZ 91 Argosy Prop Tr ARG 366 Auckland Intl Apt AIA 147.5 Chorus CNU 515 Contact Energy CEN Diligent BM Services DIL 455 152 DNZ Prop Fund DNZ 965 Ebos Gr EBO 400 F&P Healthcare FPH 892 Fletcher Building FBU Fonterra Sh’ders Fund FSF 617 454 Freightways FRE 96.5 Goodman Prop Tr GMT 66 Guinness Peat Gr GPG 295 Hallenstein Glasson HLG 87 Heartland NZ HNZ 218 Infratil IFT 310 Kathmandu Hldgs KMD 110 Kiwi Prop Tr KIP 1277 Mainfreight MFT 100 Meridian Energy MELCA 409 Metlifecare MET 138 Michael Hill Intl MHI Mighty River Power MRP 197 340 Nuplex Ind NPX 78 NZ Oil & Gas NZO 124 NZX NZX 245 Oceana Gold OGC 1390 Port Tauranga POT 100 Precinct Properties PCT 126.5 Prop For Ind PFI 274 Restaurant Brands RBD 770 Ryman Healthcare RYM 166 Skellerup SKL 572 Sky Network TV SKT 366 Sky City SKC 306 Steel & Tube STU Summerset Gr Hldgs SUM 338 236.5 Telecom NZ TEL 170.5 Tower TWR 376 Trade Me TME 635 TrustPower TPW 236 Vector VCT 126.5 Vital Hlth Prop Tr VHP 344 Warehouse Gr WHS 3410 Westpac Banking WBC 3905 Xero XRO 364 Z Energy ZEL

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with the rest of the industry at the time and found the signature copied from the employment agreement was not the same as the one held by the bank. “It is crucial banking best practice prevails to maintain customers’ confidence ... fortunately, our enquiries have shown this to be an unusual case,” Battell said. People need to know the risks of storing documents on email, and regularly clear out information that could be used to verify their identity, she said. “We found in favour of the couple in this case and the bank has now reimbursed the amount fraudulently withdrawn, paid the couple interest lost following the withdrawals, and placed their total funds back on term deposit,” Ms Battell said. - NZH

–4.71

–0.12%

 NZX All index

5,206.8

–6.44

 Rises 41

–0.12%

 Falls 47

WORLD MARKETS

 S&P/ASX 200 index

5,222.1

+55.6

+1.08%

At close of trading on February 10, 2014

 Dow Jones Indust.

15,794.08 +165.55 +1.06% At close of trading on February 7, 2014

 FTSE 100 index

6,571.68

+13.4

+0.2%

At close of trading on February 7, 2014

 Nikkei 225 index

14,718.34 +255.93 +1.77% At close of trading on February 10, 2014

METAL PRICES

Source: interest.co.nz

 Gold

1,259.25

London – $US/ounce

+2.75

 Silver

19.87

+0.22%

London – $US/ounce

–0.27

–1.34%

 Copper London – $US/tonne

7,200.0

+91.0

Country

As at 4pm Feb 10, 2014

Australia Canada China Euro Fiji Great Britain Japan Samoa South Africa Thailand United States

ers up to 12.8 per cent in January. Food and beverage outlets also enjoyed continued spending growth with sales through Paymark up 8.4 per cent. “The food and hospitality sectors in particular continue to experience strong spending growth but sectors including clothing and department stores, and regions like Wellington and Wanganui continue to lag,” Spicer said. Petrol stations, tyre companies and automotive parts shops

enjoyed a strong summer, up 11.3 per cent, 8.9 per cent and 9.1 per cent respectively. Housing-related spending growth remained high through furniture and homeware shops, up 10.9 per cent year-on-year. But a hint of a change in this part of the retail sector can be seen from the annual growth in spending through hardware stores recording only 4.7 per cent, well below the annual growth rate averaged since early 2012 of 9.9 per cent. - NZH

+1.28%

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Strong Christmas retail spending on credit and debit cards has continued into January, according to Paymark figures. Paymark, which processes around 75 per cent of all electronic transactions in New Zealand, said the total value of January spending through its network was up 7.9 per cent on 12 months earlier. But Paymark’s head of customer relations Mark Spicer warned there were some mixed trends and also a hint that some of the momentum was waning. “After a big finish in 2013, it’s good to see that some regions and retailers are continuing to feel the momentum associated with the general economic recovery,” Spicer said. A more buoyant holiday mood and an increase in international tourist numbers pushed the yearon-year growth rate for accommodation and hospitality provid-

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Westpac launches $800m bond offer By Jamie Gray Westpac New Zealand said it had launched an offer of September 2018 bonds aimed at raising up to $800 million. The offer, which closes on Friday, follows last year’s successful

five-year bond issue, which had to be expanded to meet investor demand. Westpac treasurer Jim Reardon said the issue would “retap” last year’s issue and would be mutually interchangeable with it. The latest addition to the bank’s bond offering would also

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■ INDUSTRY TRAINING

Merger goes ahead despite misgivings BY MICHELLE NELSON MICHELLE.N@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

New Zealand Industry Training Organisation has merged with the Primary Industry Training Organisation, creating the country’s largest ITO, despite the misgivings of Mid Canterbury farming industry leaders. NZITO is the industry training provider for the meat processing, dairy manufacturing and seafood sectors, while Primary ITO provides training across the agriculture, horticulture, equine, water and sports turf industries. As well as training the workforce involved in the production and processing elements of the food chain, Primary ITO also provides qualifications for people working in the service sectors connected to the primary industry. “We’ve created an organisation that offers the complete primary industry training package,” NZITO chairman, Graeme Sutton said. “There’s enormous capacity for training and education to raise global and national awareness of New Zealand’s primary industry.” Federated Farmers skills and educa-

tion spokesperson Jeanette Maxwell said streamlining New Zealand’s vocation training system could implicate the quality of education delivered to trainees. Although they had some related aspects, she feared the specialist nature of each of the ITOs could be jeopardised by falling under the one umbrella. “We don’t know what the fall-out will be like because the qualifications are still to be released yet. Those qualifications in the system now will be retired and new ones will be developed and put into the framework, so they are in the development phase at the moment,” she said. However, incoming Primary ITO chairman John Parker has no such misgivings. “Its scale and breadth makes possible improved effectiveness, efficiency and the delivery of top quality training experiences to those working in New Zealand’s most important industries. It is now up to the directors to capture these opportunities,” he said. Primary ITO is closely aligned to the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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Market Price Trends Week beginning February 10, 2014

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

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

1 year ago

41.09 61.09 79.56 82.48 62.83 94.40 101.75 104.92 111.56 116.02 111.34 41.09

41.09 61.09 79.56 81.99 62.18 94.40 101.75 104.30 111.56 115.33 111.34 41.09

41.09 61.09 77.52 81.59 61.30 92.02 99.17 103.79 108.70 114.77 110.14 41.09

48.89 69.41 88.66 91.64 61.60 102.67 110.70 116.52 121.41 128.84 124.02 41.09

32.27 51.55 68.65 66.80 58.15 79.40 85.47 84.75 93.57 93.73 95.36 41.09

6.72

6.72

6.72

6.72

6.72

1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

2013/14 Low High 40.42 60.60 76.93 80.46 60.35 92.02 99.17 102.36 108.70 113.19 109.02 6.72 *

48.89 69.41 88.66 92.79 64.68 102.67 110.70 117.98 121.41 130.45 124.02

2012/13 ave 37.30 56.79 74.59 74.56 59.57 86.29 92.93 94.72 101.79 104.75 105.47

6.72 *

6.74

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

SI

68.32

68.32

68.32

70.49

53.28

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

396 414 399

396 412 399

396 420 399

416 432 406

366 367 377

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

260 294 306

260 292 306

262 296 303

270 304 303

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

391 387 376

391 387 376

391 389 376

406 399 381

66.10

70.49

57.68

B E E F (c/ kg) 416 437 414 * 270 311 315 *

382 395 388

265 277 309

396 * 412 397 * 260 * 292 294 *

366 371 390

391 * 387 * 372

406 401 389

372 388 381

260 292 299

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

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

6.13 6.23 5.83

6.13 6.23 5.83

6.31 6.40 6.01

7.28 7.38 6.98

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.13 * 6.23 * 5.83 *

7.43 7.53 7.13

6.86 6.95 6.56

1380 890 765 710 490 488 488 482 515

1380 970 785 690 505 495 495 495 490

1310 1000 810 700 630 625 625 585 510

1500 1075 870 740 445 385 375 375 510

1285 890 * 765 * 670 485 450 450 450 490

1500 1010 850 740 630 625 625 600 534

1475 1047 848 714 440 399 386 372 501

400 422.5

275 420

395 418

437 412

275 408

473 443

414 422

5270 6000 6060 5940 13580

4630 5710 6070 5410 13460

4210 4430 4270 4870 12150

4630 5370 5800 5240 13190

5780 6270 6570 6390 14550

4258 4446 4502 4926 11572

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

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

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

5690 6180 6140 6240 14050

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

OVERSEAS

MEAT

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

PRICES 435 206 199 6.40

430 206 197 6.40

0.826 0.506 0.608 3.88

0.825 0.501 0.607 3.82

410 206 193 6.40

350 221 206 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

435 * 209 202 6.40 *

355 209 194 6.43

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

PROCESSING

D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

15 3 0.0

0.828 0.848 0.515 0.548 0.615 0.636 3.53 2.99 (Estimates only) 172 89 101 47 7 70 11.6 4.5 3.1

0.776 0.497 0.586 2.76 15 * 3 * 0.0 *

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.85 399 111 15.7

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

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■ KIWI FIRM MAKES INROADS OVERSEAS

Drilling in to the Corsican market Never under estimating the importance of word of mouth is the firm belief of a New Zealand businessman. The Reese Group of companies, with offices in Christchurch, Auckland and Palmerston North, was displaying a piece of equipment at a trade show in France five years ago when a farmer from Corsica took an interest in a seed drill. Corsica, the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte, is a mountainous island in the Mediterranean Sea with a limited amount of arable soil. The farmer wanted a drill that could penetrate hard, stony ground and the Kiwi machine took his fancy. “He purchased it to sow grass and crops and increase yield and it soon attracted attention from his neighbours in this remote region of France,” Reese Director, Rob Baan, recalled. One by one they’ve bought their own New Zealand built Aitchison seed drill. At last count the agri-tech business has sold 21 units to Corsican farmers and there’s no sign of the brisk trade slowing down. Napoleon once said “if you want a thing done, do it yourself ” and, rather than the farmers hiring a drill from their Corsican cousins, they’ve bought one themselves. The versatile Aitchison drills are firmly established in the United Kingdom and France and Rob Baan estimates that more than 500 units are in active use throughout Europe. Rob shared this information with the British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell, late last

Reese director Rob Baan stands proudly in front of an Aitchison seed drill with the British High Commissioner Vicki Treadwell.

year. He said she was particularly interested to hear that Reese’s distributor in Suffolk, England, successfully uses Great Britain as a springboard into wider Europe. In addition to Europe, Reese is succeeding in a country where Bonaparte failed. Rob was part of a NZTE trade mission to Moscow in June 2013 and, as a result of interest expressed, the first container of Aitchison seeding equipment landed with his new distributor in Russia this month. Some of

the machines will be displayed at a national agricultural trade fair in Moscow this month. “Russia is a new and possibly important market for New Zealand agri-tech technology,” he said. “We may be on the other side of the world but it is possible to sell around the globe from a manufacturing base in New Zealand.” Reese also recently demonstrated how its machinery can successfully drill seed into semifrozen ground on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

It’s a practice that would be foreign to New Zealand farmers, but is gaining popularity in the north of Japan. However the company’s main market is still New Zealand and that’s where the company places its focus.. The company has seen good growth over the last five years. “To stay competitive our company needs to consistently produce reliable, versatile, costeffective products,” Rob says. ”We’ve been around for 40 years and want to be recognised

as an important part of the New Zealand agri-tech scene for another 40 years.” Rob would like to personally evaluate the Aitchison seed drills and the way they effectively scratch themselves through the tough Mediterranean terrain. While in Corsica he’d be keen to whisper in a few ears so that whisper can be conveyed to a few more. “Great ambition is the passion of a great character,” said Napoleon Bonaparte and Rob couldn’t agree more.

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MARKET REPORT LAMB

Stu and Andrea Weir are opening a raw milk operation near Timaru.

Interest in NZ lamb out of China remains subdued amidst the Chinese New Year holiday period but there isn’t any shortage of interest from the UK. Processors are now well into their Easter chilled processing and mostly appear content with the premiums being achieved for this product. At the farmgate, store lamb prices have eased back from the rates paid at the beginning of the year. In the North Island store lambs are selling from $2.30$2.70/kgLW, with good male lambs selling for about $2.50$2.60/kgLW. Lower yarding numbers have been reported at most of the major selling centres and this has helped support the prices, with $2.70/kgLW being paid on some occasions. South Island prices have been slightly lower, settling at about $2.40-$2.55/kgLW.

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■ RAW MILK ON SALE

Village Milk operation spreads Raw milk is soon to be available in the Timaru area under the brand of Village Milk. Local farmers, Stu and Andrea Weir have long been interested in the concept of raw milk and were quick to initiate discussions regarding opening a Village Milk operation on their farm. “Raw milk is unpasteurised, and requires a substantial amount of preparation before milking to ensure that the milk is clean and safe. This is followed by filtering and refrigeration and finally the filling of a glass bottle

from the Italian automatic dispenser at the farm gate,” Mr Weir said. The choice now available locally to buy raw milk rather than buying it at the supermarket has been well received by consumers at existing Village Milk sites. In fact, the trip to the farm has proven to be a nostalgic reminder of something lost from many New Zealanders that is the personal contact with the farm and can be almost therapeutic in its own right, Mr Weir said. The idea of buying raw milk

BEEF The USDA’s cattle inventory report provided further support for the low beef supply outlook in NZ’s largest beef export market, the US. As at January 1, 2014 there were 87.73 million head of cattle in the country, down 1.8 per cent on the already-low levels of a year ago. The number of beef cows that have calved declined by 0.9 per cent as drought caused producers to cull capital stock yet again. However their intention to rebuild their herds is clear, with the number of heifers kept as replacements rising 1.7 per cent from a year ago.

directly from the farm has been lauded across New Zealand with demand coming from both consumers and farmers. The pilot at Golden Bay led to enquiry from farmers and consumers throughout the country. Demand has driven the location of new Village Milk farms, with Moutere, Greymouth, Hamilton and Oxford now open. Village Milk Timaru opens at 22 Fairview Road, on February 24 and more information can be found online at www.villagemilk.co.nz

The biggest declines were in the number of steers and heifers on hand for finishing, which were down 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent respectively. The bottom line is that, weather permitting, beef supplies will be very tight in 2014, with significant increases unlikely until at least 2016.

WOOL Wool prices have remained relatively flat through January, at an average that is about 10 per cent below peak prices in October and November. Supply and demand now appear to be well balanced now that peak supply has reached the market, albeit lower than most years. Inventories from NZ wool growers right through the supply chain are quite low, but high levels of finished product inventories are keeping a cap on demand. Wool prices are expected to remain reasonably flat for the time being, though they may deviate up and down each auction depending on buyer sentiment. Certain wool types, such as the good quality colour wools, have slightly higher demand. This means that pass in rates and average sale prices will shift between auctions dependent on the variety of wool types on offer. There is a discrepancy between some estimates for wool production in the 2013/14 season. Beef + Lamb NZ figures suggest that there will be a 1-2 per cent decline, while some in the wool industry are suggesting the drop will be closer to 16 per cent.

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A long-handled bed warming pan. Made of copper or brass, these were filled with something extremely hot, such as coals from the fire, and passed over the sheets to warm them before someone got into the bed.

■ KEEPING OUR BEDS WARM

Before the electric blanket . . . By Kathleen Stringer

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may be soft but I’ve always had an electric blanket. It was one of the first things I purchased when I arrived here. However, although I hate to admit it, with Ashburton being slighter warmer than Oamaru (ok, maybe a lot warmer!) I haven’t had to use it very often. Occasionally, though, I do turn it on and there is nothing like jumping out from a hot bath into a warm bed. Our ancestors may have been tough, but they too enjoyed a cosy bed to roll into after a long day of toil. Naturally they didn’t have electricity, so what did they use? Most people used cheap and close at hand items to take the chill out of stiff cotton sheets. One of the earliest methods was the bed warmer, where, like irons, hot or burning coals were placed in a metal pan and passed over the sheets just before the occupants retired. They were good ideas in theory but expensive to buy and also there was the risk of the pan setting the sheets on fire. Other means were using heated rocks, wrapped in towels or even socks and left in the bed. However the most common, and still popular, method was hot water. Rubber hot water bottles (hotties) have been around since 1903, but as the name

A round hot water bottle. These were common in Canterbury as they were made by Timaru Potteries.

suggests, originally they came in the form of bottles or ceramic bricks. Bed warmers were made of various materials. The most common are seen here: the ceramic brick ‘loaf ’ which were also used as foot warmers, the flatter model and the slightly more modern metal flask. Although they were effective as heaters, ceramic ‘hotties’ became heavy when full of water. Rubber versions were lighter and more portable, and like heat packs could be applied to a particular area. In the 1930s an electric bed warmer became available. It consisted of a metal tube with the power cord being plugged into the end. They were en-

A ceramic hot water bottle, loaf shaped, with the filler on top and a handle on the end.

closed in a flannel bag and usually had a washable bag outside that again. With warmer houses and the electric blanket few people face the chore of boiling water to fill their hottie at home, although many people use them when travelling or camping. Ceramic bed warmers are now used as decorative items or as collectibles.

A decorative ceramic water bottle.

The metal flask type of hot water bottle that was in use after the ceramic ones. These were usually wrapped in material such as flannel.

An electric bed warmer, available from the 1930s, with its red flannel wrapping.


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BikeNZ High Performance is investing in young riders for the future with the introduction of a Living Allowance Scholarship. It is investing $100,000 per year to provide a living allowance scholarship for eight recipients who are targeted towards the Olympics in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. The scholarship is for targeted riders who make the commitment to move to Cambridge, which will become the centralised base for BikeNZ and the High Performance programme, situated at the new Avantidrome from next month. The scholarship is for riders, either in elite or under-19 categories, who currently do not receive any Performance Enhancement Grants from High Performance Sport New Zealand. Applications close on 1 March.

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SBW ‘can get better’ Sonny Bill Williams can have an even bigger impact on the NRL this season than his premiershipwinning feats of 2013, according to Roosters coach Trent Robinson. In his return to rugby league after a four-year absence, Williams was a key figure in the Roosters’ premiership win last season and was rewarded with selection in the world team of the year. This season could be his last in rugby league and, with his reintegration into the game complete, no pre-season boxing bout and no injury concerns - a shoulder injury interrupted his 2013 preparation the Roosters are quietly confident Williams will become an even better player this year as they defend their NRL crown. - AAP

Don’t write off Man U Manchester United manager David Moyes insists his team still believe they can trouble the English Premier League’s best sides despite their miserable start to 2014. Not including their extra-time League Cup match against Sunderland, United have won just two of their eight matches since the turn of the year following yesterday’s 2-2 draw with bottom club Fulham. They are nine points adrift of fourthplaced Liverpool and travel to Arsenal on Wednesday hoping to get their push for a Champions League place back on track. But despite failing to beat teams like Swansea, Stoke, Sunderland and Fulham since the start of the year, Moyes maintains he still has every confidence in his players. - AFP

Payday for Paddison Wellington professional Gareth Paddison delivered a clutch birdie on the final hole to claim the 2014 Victorian PGA Championship on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The 33-year-old, who began the final round with a two-stroke lead, looked in control throughout the day before an untimely bogey on the 17th had him tied with compatriot Michael Hendry on 15-under par. Paddison hit a confident tee shot down the last and set up a good birdie chance with a brilliant approach shot to within three feet of the hole. The left-hander made the uphill birdie putt on the 18th to claim his second Victorian PGA Championship. -APNZ

Tinwald Cycling Club riders (from left) Gary Weston, Marty Cuttle, Craig Roulston and Shane Gerken ride the roads around Rakaia in Sunday’s John Cleary Memorial race. Photo JosePh Johnson 090214-JJ-001

Shepherd rules in Rakaia Andrew Shepherd timed his charge to the line to perfection to win the John Cleary Memorial Trophy in the Tinwald Cycling Club’s 50km handicap event in Rakaia on Sunday. With the front runners caught inside the final 300 metres the outcome went to the wire, with the first 35 riders finishing inside 90 seconds of each other. Under 17 rider Ben Sutton actually led the field in but due to being a junior he was not

eligible for the top prize and so it was Shepherd that made the crucial move at the end to hit the line first. Mid Canterbury Heartland rugby coach Glenn Moore continued his good form on the bike coming in second, with Steve Tocher pulling out his best race of the season to take third. Pam Harcourt was right on Tocher’s tail to take fourth, leading in Kathy Askin and Lucy Kirwan.

Mike Messerze secured the fastest time covering the distance in 74.45 minutes from co-markers Mike Gallagher and Nigel Douglas. Bailey O’Donnell took line and fastest time honours in the juniors after he charged through the field over the 18km but took the win by the barest of margins. The three podium finishers recorded the same time with the result decided on the line and

O’Donnell was given the win. Ryan Jackson claimed second with Abe O’Donnell settling for third in the tight finish. Bella Roulston rode strongly to take fourth. Geoff Skerten put his local knowledge to good use winning division two from Janette Hooper, Keryn O’Donnell and Rachel Russell. Next Saturday the club will contest a 48km handicap event at Green Street.

Christie claims another Ronda stage win By Jonathan Leask

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In sweltering conditions Ashburton cyclist Jason Christie has claimed a third stage win on the Ronda Philippines. Christie claimed the eighth stage on Sunday, adding to wins on stage one and six. In the mostly flat 197km trip Christie sprinted ahead of the pack in the last 3km and held on for the win in 4 hours 34.42 minutes. The solo sprint to the finish and a third stage win wasn’t part of the plan at the start of the day. “I was planning on doing nothing,” Christie said. “Just

sitting in the peleton due to the racing distance and the temperatures. “With the big focus on Langkawi I am taking some stages here easy and having a hit out in the others.” Christie, riding with his new CCN Continental Team, said he was using the tour as a “tune up” race ahead of the Tour De Langkawi and is hoping his run of form was a good sign for the next tour which is in two weeks’ time. After racing overnight the Ronda Phillipines has five days left before the Langkawi starts on February 28.

Jason Christie is in superb form in the Ronda Philippines.


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■ ASHBURTON RESULTS

Halo Buster too good for Ashburton rivals The weather was fine and the track dead for the Ashburton Races at Ashburton yesterday. RACE 1 - ASHBURTON RACEWAY FUNCTION CENTRE RATING, $7000, 1600m 6-2 Sir Daniel (10) A McKay 1 7-7 China Bo Bo (2) R Black 2 4-6 Lightning Lucy (9) J Bates 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 5-5 Kings Pal, 2-3 Belt Up, 3-4 Delacroix, 10-10 One For The Money, 1-1 Coup Secrecy, 8-8 Stradbroke City, 9-9 Sabhraj. Lg nk, 1-1/4L, 2-1/4L. Time: 1:36.80. Win: $10.40. Places: $2.20, $3.80, $2.90. Quinella: $72.10. Trifecta: $1111.80 (10,2,9). First4: Not Struck. Sub: Coup Secrecy (4). Trainer: Russell McKay, Ashburton. Breeding: 5 g Justice Prevails (AUS)-Megz Last. RACE 2 - ASHBURTON RACING CLUB LIFE MEMBERS RATING, $8000, 1600m 1-2 Revolutionary (7) K Williams 1 3-3 Parnell Prince (1) A Frye 2 6-7 Howbaddouneedit (3) S Wynne 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 2-1 Terelle, 5-5 Semper Plus, 7-6 The Hand Of Faith, 4-4 Gold ‘N Cash. 1L, 2L, 1-3/4L. Time: 1:36.85. Win: $3.60. Places: $2.50, $2.60. Quinella: $10.80. Tri: $132.20 (7,1,3). First4: $565.10 (7,1,3,2). Double: $32.10 (10/7+), $13.70 (10/1). Sub: Revolutionary (7). Trainer: Jan Hay, Ashburton. Breeding: 4 m Darci Brahma-Iconic. RACE 3 - SPEIGHTS MAIDEN, $7000, 1200m 3-3 Homeland (3) M Cropp 1 4-4 Dhaulagiri (2) J Wong 2 7-6 Pentarose (4) J Bates 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 1-1 Zuleika, 2-2 Plays

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Until Dark, 9-9 Rapt, 6-7 Cinderella, 5-5 My Chino, 8-8 Bon Cherie. 3-1/2L, 1/2L, 3/4L. Time: 1:11.30. Win: $4.50. Places: $1.60, $2.60, $4.00. Quinella: $23.90. Trifecta: $253.10 (3,2,4). First4: $1575.10 (3,2,4,7). Sub: Zuleika (7). Trainer: T & M Stokes, Waikuku. Breeding: 5 g My Halo (ARG)-Durham Lass (AUS). RACE 4 - ASHBURTON TRUST RATING 85, $8000, 1200m 1-1 Ghostinthemachine (5) R Doherty 1 3-3 Credit Crunch (3) B Pitman 2 2-2 Venetian Raider (2) A Morgan 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 4-4 Oraka Prince, 6-6 Our Genes, 5-5 Stormpatrol. 3/4L, 1-1/4L, Lg nk. Time: 1:11.47. Win: $2.80. Places: $1.70, $2.10. Quinella: $5.70. Trifecta: $28.00 (5,3,2). First4: $76.10 (5,3,2,6). Double: $22.10 (3/5+), $11.30 (3/3). Treble: $112.80 (7+/3/5+). Sub: Ghostinthemachine (5). Trainer: David Hutton, Timaru. Breeding: 6 g Postponed (USA)-Dashikie (AUS). RACE 5 - HORORATA TC@METHVEN ON 21 FEBRUARY RAT, $8000, 2100m 7-7 Unrelenting Lady (8) T Moseley 1 4-4 Lamaze (5) S Wynne 2 3-3 Fiorano (4) J Morris 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 1-1 Barbara Jennie, 9-9 Carniva Boy, 5-5 Stormy Rain, 6-6 Needastar, 2-2 George Almighty, 8-8 Ya Dreamin Jonesy. 1-1/4L, Lg nk, 5L. Time: 2:09.99. Win: $14.40. Places: $3.80, $2.30, $1.80. Quinella: $51.10. Trifecta: $587.50 (8,5,4). First4: $867.80 (8,5,4,7). Sub: Barbara Jennie (7). Trainer: Peter Rudkin, Riccarton. Breeding:

RACE 7 - RACING HERE AGAIN 14 MARCH RATING 65, $7000, 1400m 1-1 Delzzup (1) T Moseley 1 6-6 Lakota (7) R Black 1 2-2 Sand’ior (2) K Williams 3 Scratched: Lightning Lucy. Also (in finishing order): 4-4 Celtic Boy, 7-7 Force Majeure, 5-5 Gallant Babe, 8-8 Le Couguar, 3-3 Redline. Dead heat, 3-1/2L, Hd. Time: 1:24.00. Win: $2.10 (1), $4.00 (7). Places: $1.60, $2.40, $1.80. Quinella: $16.60. Trifecta: $57.20 (1,7,2), $58.90 (7,1,2). First4: $425.50 (1,7,2,3), $471.60 (7,1,2,3). Sub: Delzzup (1). Trainer: Neill Ridley, Riccarton (1), Terrill Charles, Ashburton (7). Breeding: 3 g Patapan (USA)-Centinize (1), 6 m Storm Creek (USA)Real Defensive (7).

Samantha Wynne brought Halo Buster home first in the Comcat Rating 75 at Ashburton yesterday. 4 m Falkirk-Casual Lass. RACE 6 - COMCAT RATING 75, $8000, 1400m 3-3 Halo Buster (2) S Wynne 1 6-6 Ishipal (5) J Wong 2 8-8 Miss El Bee Dee (1) A McKay 3 4-4 Hit The Bit (3) R Black 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 5-5 Themoneyzmine, 2-2 Samphire, 1-1 Winchester, 7-7 Vanilla. 1-1/2L, 3L, Dead heat. Time: 1:23.21. Win: $5.70. Places: $1.70, $2.70, $2.10, $1.00. Quinella: $22.00. Trifecta: $306.00 (2,5,1), $133.80 (2,5,3). First4: $1047.00 (2,5,1,3), $857.70 (2,5,3,1). Double: $66.10 (8/2), $26.10 (8/5). Sub: Winchester (4). Trainer: Steven Woodsford, Rangiora. Breeding: 7 g My Halo (ARG)-Just Thelma.

RACE 8 - SUPER LIQUOR ASHBURTON MAIDEN, $7000, 1600m 2-2 Bogart (1) S Muniandy 1 8-8 Angel Falls (13) A Frye 2 4-5 Otautahi Boy (3) M Cropp 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 3-3 Rosheen, 1-1 Royalty, 7-6 Picture Perfect, 5-4 Chapelle D’Or, 11-10 Mr Gus, 13-13 Ruffle, 6-7 Marg, 10-11 Out West, 9-9 Kaipipi, 14-14 Arkwright’s Till, 12-12 I Claudias. Nk, 2-1/2L, Hd. Time: 1:36.84. Win: $4.40. Places: $1.80, $4.80, $3.70. Quinella: $39.10. Trifecta: $658.60 (1,13,3). First4: $4401.40 (1,13,3,8). Quaddie: $1354.60 (8/2/1+/1), $3258.60 (8/2/7/1). Place6: $335.40 (2,3,4/3,5+/4,5,8/1,2,3,5/1+,2,7/1,3,13 ). Double: $11.40 (1+/1), $18.40 (1+/13), $19.40 (7/1), $19.40 (7/13). Treble: $75.80 (2/1+/1), $173.10 (2/7/1). Sub: Royalty (2). Trainer: Mike McCann, Riccarton. Breeding: 4 g Cecconi (AUS)-Stradbrook.

Derby start for filly The Cambridge father and daughter training combination of Jeff McVean and Emma-Lee Browne are leaning toward a Group 1 TV3 New Zealand Derby start for Nigelissima. The filly’s winning record at Auckland has made the March 1 classic the favoured target over the Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks at Trentham a fortnight later. “There’s a question mark on her not being as good left-handed and she’ll be happier back at Ellerslie,” Browne said. “We’ll make a final decision after the right-hand theory is tested again on Saturday.” - APNZ

Browne keeps ride Former New Zealand jockey Damian Browne will retain the mount on the unbeaten filly Earthquake in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield later this month. Browne rode the Darley filly to victory in the Prelude on Saturday after number one jockey Kerrin McEvoy was ruled out with injury, which will also see him miss the ride in the Group One feature on February 22. His bad luck has presented Browne with the chance to ride his first topflight winner at Caulfield since he partnered Woorim to victory in the 2012 Oakleigh Plate. - APNZ

M7 Invercargill harness Today at Ascot Park Raceway

Invercargill HRC Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 11 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 11.55am (NZT) PULSE SOLUTIONS PACE $5000, 3yo+ c0 pace, stand, 2200m 1 07334 Royal Cynic (1) fr ............................. D Dunn 2 69000 Black George fr ............................ Scratched 3 Siberian Rose (2) fr ....................... K Barclay 4 73597 Lively Jendi (3) fr ..................... M Williamson 5 0 Lis Is Fine (4) fr .................................A Beck 6 25624 Special Delight (5) fr .............R McIlwrick (J) 7 478 Gabby’s Knight (6) fr ......................K Larsen 8 09709 Lochalsh (7) fr ................................. E Swain 2 12.25pm MURRAY BROWN RACING STABLES MBL PACE $5000, 3yo+, c0 with cond. mob. pace, 2200m 1 50706 Vedika (1) fr ..................................T Williams 2 0P67x Tachma (2) fr .................................... D Dunn 3 x0090 Fortyseven Cruiser (3) fr .................... A Kyle 4 70000 Phin’s Twin (4) fr ..............................J W Cox 5 8744 Deadly Mark (5) fr ..........................K Larsen 6 36468 Bryleigh Jewel (6) fr ....................B McLellan 7 0580x Little Einstein (7) fr .........................B Shirley 8 64737 Rainbow Romance (8) fr ...................A Beck 9 88x06 King Caractacus (21) fr ........... N Williamson 10 06600 Rescarn (22) fr .............................. B Barclay 11 44488 Megie May (23) fr ................. C Ferguson (J) 12 0x000 Fizz Bang (24) fr ..................... M Williamson 13 33565 Pay Me Quick (25) fr ..................... A Armour 14 9x050 Attack Mac (26) fr...............................M Kerr

3 12.55pm KELVIN HOTEL MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+ c,g&e c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 35979 Sammy The Bull (1) fr .................B McLellan 2 83865 Big Bad John (2) fr ........................ A Armour 3 098 Bad Boy Mara (3) fr ............................ A Kyle 4 Extreme Rules (4) fr ..........................A Beck 5 78x75 Chapel Lane (5) fr ......................... B Barclay 6 00823 Caesar Rocks (6) fr ....................... K Barclay 7 50502 Jetrange (7) fr ......................... N Williamson 8 00x7 Highview Harley (8) fr.....................C Barron 9 9 Superfreak fr ................................ Scratched 10 0P0x Nothingforthemedia (U1) fr .... S Walkinshaw 4 1.25pm MORE FM TROT $5000, 3yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2200m 1 00048 The Sweedish Filly (1) fr ................C Barron 2 0005 Another Crusher (2) fr .................B McLellan 3 43531 Phil’s Folly fr ................................. Scratched 4 06800 Sundon Invasion (3) fr .................G McEwan 5 0 Swept Away (U1) fr ................. N Williamson 6 00x80 John The Fib (U2) fr ................ M Williamson 7 828 Blink (U3) fr ...................................... D Dunn 8 6x966 Lebron James (U4) fr ....................F Service 9 059x6 Luther Vandross (U5) fr ............... A Bloxham 10 x2264 Kiwi Kex (U6) fr ............................... E Swain 5 1.55pm NICHOL’S FILLIES & MARES MBL PACE $5000, 3yo+ f&m c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 0x089 Blue Eyed Suzie (1) fr .....................J W Cox 2 43498 Combien (2) fr ....................................M Kerr 3 39473 Tisbury Hardlife (3) fr .................... A Armour

4 52367 Miss Pembroke (4) fr ......................C Barron 5 50 Cinsarah fr ................................... Scratched 6 Don’t Worry (5) fr........................... B Barclay 7 Cher Extreme (6) fr .............. C Ferguson (J) 8 09x0 Millwood Charity (7) fr ................... K Barclay 9 59x Kiwi Focus (21) fr ...........................K Larsen 10 3504 Tuapeka Toff (22) fr ................. N Williamson 11 Queen Of The Crop (23) fr ...........T Williams 6 2.25pm FOTOSOUTH HANDICAP TROT $5000, 4yo+ c1 to c4 discrhcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 60460 John Henry Galleon (1) fr.............. A Armour 2 25005 Marchesa (2) fr............................. B Norman 3 10207 Overcast (3) fr ............................... B Barclay 4 10044 Reserve Banks (4) fr .........................A Beck 5 75755 Conrock (5) fr ................................ M Shirley 6 88896 City Courage (6) fr .........................C Barron 7 0179P Apollo Mission (7) fr .......................... S Lock 8 01Px0 Easy Option (U1) fr ................. N Williamson 9 78x08 Winfield Dougall (U2) fr .................D Gordon 10 51008 Mokosun (U3) fr ..........................B McLellan 11 50163 Harlindon 10................................. Scratched 12 02235 Royal Squeeze (1) 10 ............. M Williamson 13 05201 Trade Me Now (2) 10........................ D Dunn 7 2.55pm FARRY’S FASHIONS MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+, c1 & others with cond. mob. pace, 2200m 1 33204 Rosie Lindenny (1) fr........................ D Dunn 2 6x790 Del Sur (2) fr ...................... B Williamson (J) 3 67900 Pennyana (3) fr.............................. B Barclay 4 66661 Fukushima (4) fr ...................... N Williamson 5 40638 Nothing But Girls (5) fr ...................C Barron

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6 35776 Master President (6) fr ........... S Walkinshaw 7 85060 Blanco (7) fr ..................................T Holland 8 69600 Aye One (8) fr.................................... J Bond 9 6P144 Hadrian (21) fr ......................... M Williamson 10 44445 Go The Stags (22) fr .........................A Beck 11 19x Rory (23) fr .................................... A Armour 12 74070 Bricky McGowan (24) fr................T Williams 13 04700 Jerry Fitz (25) fr.................... C Ferguson (J) 8 3.28pm THANKS TO OUR CRASH CREW MOBILE PACE $5000, c1 to c2 with cond. mob. pace, 2200m 1 00389 V C Dell (1) fr .......................... N Williamson 2 74140 Machinegun Kelly (2) fr .........R McIlwrick (J) 3 02607 Curragh’s Princess (3) fr .............B McLellan 4 15x89 Double Oh Seven (4) fr ........... M Williamson 5 1126x Northview Major (5) fr ........ B Williamson (J)

6 70960 Sonova Gun (6) fr.........................D Dunn 7 64000 VC’s Honour (7) fr.....................T Williams 8 58404 Elusive Edgar (8) fr............C Ferguson (J)

SELECTIONS Race 1: Siberian Rose, Royal Cynic, Gabby’s Knight Race 2: Pay Me Quick, King Caractacus, Rainbow Romance Race 3: Caesar Rocks, Sammy The Bull, Big Bad John Race 4: Kiwi Kex, The Sweedish Filly, Swept Away, Blink Race 5: Miss Pembroke, Tuapeka Toff, Tisbury Hardlife Race 6: Reserve Banks, Royal Squeeze, Easy Option Race 7: Rory, Fukushima, Rosie Lindenny, Go The Stags Race 8: Elusive Edgar, Northview Major, Machinegun Kelly

Jonny Cox drives Blue Eyed Suzie in the Nichol’s Fillies & Mares Mobile Pace, fifth on the card at Ascot Park Raceway today.

Today at Ascot Park Raceway

Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 11 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12

1 12.10pm (NZT) NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m

1 33446 Bizarro 27.06 S & ............................B Evans 2 12414 Token Kay nwtd J &.........................D Fahey 3 54186 Castle Eden nwtd M & ..........................J Hill 4 76228 Sheeza Flower nwtd...................D Stapleton 5 84552 Que Tee Pix nwtd M &.......................Jopson 6 77224 Mr. Johnny nwtd ..............................J Goode 7 52544 Opawa Hog nwtd L & ......................... Wales 8 73866 Another Drink nwtd ...................J McInerney 9 87676 Miss Ozark 26.97 ...........................J Guthrie 10 22242 Opawa Tom nwtd L & ......................... Wales 2 12.40pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m 1 66617 Monaco Denver nwtd M & .....................J Hill 2 13887 Homebush Coral nwtd...............J McInerney 3 35768 Girl Magic nwtd H & ............................Taylor 4 34764 Noggin nwtd .......................................J Allen 5 51744 McJopson nwtd S & ........................B Evans 6 83112 Opawa Lean Meat nwtd L & ............... Wales 7 61578 Opawa Lauren nwtd ...................D Stapleton 8 72344 No More Beersies 27.03 P & ........ B Conner 9 36867 Goldstar Jeanie nwtd S & ...............B Evans 10 354 Rockwood Archie nwtd M & ..............Jopson 3 1.10pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m

2 83247 Wandy Feather 22.84 M G & ............ S Hurd 1 x5282 Business Boss nwtd ..........................S Keen 7 87645 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ......................D Stapleton 3 41576 Cawbourne Crazy 23.28 ..............C Roberts 2 26633 Mr. Barry nwtd .................................J Goode 8 58286 Aversion nwtd H &...............................Taylor 4 54451 Botany Prancer 22.71 ...............J McInerney 3 24776 Blushing Belle nwtd L & ..................... Wales 9 88534 Another Becky 23.45.................J McInerney 5 25747 Botany Seaton 23.23 ................J McInerney 4 156 Winne Willow nwtd M &.........................J Hill 10 54766 Black Trigger 22.80 P &................. B Conner 6 78462 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 5 25773 Tepirita Snoop nwtd ..................J McInerney 6 2.40pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m 7 56337 Starburst Benny 22.96 M G & ........... S Hurd 6 1411 Culvie Magic nwtd .........................R Adcock 1 25625 Opawa Romeo 26.52 ................J McInerney 8 52113 Another Jewel 22.86 .................J McInerney 7 37865 Opawa Paul nwtd L &......................... Wales 2 36447 Tanto’s Whisper nwtd .....................J Guthrie 9 75736 Hustler Ambition nwtd ........ Melissa Roberts 8 12724 Gypsy Hunter nwtd ....................D Stapleton 3 86185 Zulu Bro nwtd ...............................C Roberts 10 45883 Sosan 22.71 .................................C Roberts 9 86688 Shadow Wolf nwtd..........................J Guthrie 4 63564 Karen’s Magic nwtd .......................R Adcock 10 2 Budgie Fudging nwtd H & ...................Taylor 5 53785 New Ingilltab nwtd P & .................. B Conner 9 4.06pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m 4 1.40pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m 6 53146 Doleuze nwtd ....................................J Dunn 1 71668 Zee Brugge nwtd.......................J McInerney 7 77683 Opawa Anne nwtd L & ....................... Wales 1 54381 Opawa Idol 26.62 L &......................... Wales 2 16452 Rattle Ya Dags nwtd ..........................J Dunn 8 54122 Opawa Dosh nwtd L & ....................... Wales 3 1455 His Lordship nwtd .........................R Adcock 2 24211 Ambilight nwtd J & ..........................D Fahey 9 36867 Goldstar Jeanie nwtd S & ...............B Evans 4 54864 Bigtime Tip nwtd.............................. R Breen 3 85376 Scotsome Power nwtd M & ...............Jopson 10 Belfast Jane nwtd H & .........................Taylor 5 67616 Opawa Summer nwtd H &...................Taylor 4 52167 Wunzee 26.95 ...........................J McInerney 6 58135 Zulu Deb nwtd ............................D Stapleton 5 45436 Calm Spirit nwtd .................................J Allen 7 3.13pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m 7 33543 Opawa Tania nwtd L & ....................... Wales 6 22284 Toddy’s A Flyer 26.82...................C Roberts 1 35426 Maker’s Label nwtd H & ......................Taylor 8 56883 Opawa Cassidy 26.93 L &.................. Wales 7 13334 Magic Emily nwtd H & .........................Taylor 2 2711 Another Cover nwtd ..................J McInerney 9 87676 Miss Ozark 26.97 ...........................J Guthrie 8 64786 Opawa Goodie nwtd L & .................... Wales 3 75854 Opawa Albie 26.48 .......................C Roberts 6 Culvie Sprite nwtd H & ........................Taylor 9 48883 Homebush Zelda nwtd ..............J McInerney 4 61787 Mitchell Dean nwtd M & ........................J Hill 10 5 23278 Moon And Sea nwtd...........................J Allen 10 4.24pm NOVICE HEATS NZRSq, 457m 10 5 Purple Pride nwtd ........................... D Voyce 5 2.10pm (NZT) ADDED ENERGY STAKES C2, 390m 6 57111 Opawa Laz nwtd J & .......................D Fahey 1 82525 Opawa Andrea nwtd L & .................... Wales 7 24445 Opawa Stella 26.51 L & ..................... Wales 2 35342 Ellie Waves nwtd C & ......................... Fagan 1 74428 My Little Oah 22.89 ...................J McInerney 8 74115 Opawa Shaiden 26.54 L & ................. Wales 3 81533 Camray nwtd ..............................D Stapleton 2 46431 Lachie’s Lad 23.02 ......................R Hamilton 9 86688 Shadow Wolf nwtd..........................J Guthrie 4 63178 Totally Toasted nwtd ............................A Lee 3 33261 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney Butterfly Morn nwtd ........................J R Baird 5 67215 Sea Spray Boris nwtd..................B Freeman 4 35655 Phat Pants nwtd M &.........................Jopson 10 5 62643 Botany Pete nwtd ......................J McInerney 8 3.43pm BRENDAN BURKE FIRST NATIONAL C3, 390m 6 23521 Runaway Taxi nwtd M & ....................Jopson 7 44446 Kaino nwtd H & ...................................Taylor 1 16326 Stock Taker 22.90............................ R Breen 6 81415 Sandi Claws nwtd .............................S Keen

8 17287 Opawa Lucky nwtd L & ...................... Wales 9 48883 Homebush Zelda nwtd ..............J McInerney 10 66 Admiral Adam nwtd P & ................ B Conner 11 4.42pm CENTRAL WATER CARRIERS C1/2, 457m 1 51676 Opawa Marg nwtd ....................Matt Roberts 2 71236 Pedro Force nwtd S & .....................B Evans 3 22677 Rocky Baxter 26.34...................J McInerney 4 21635 Jibbajabba Jewel 27.17................C Roberts 5 86228 Cover To Cover 26.60.................D Stapleton 6 57531 Rob’s Mate nwtd M & ............................J Hill 7 77736 Mega Girl 26.56 ............................R Adcock 8 11153 San Sebastian nwtd ...........................J Allen 9 18864 Opawa Cuddles nwtd L &................... Wales 10 214x7 Cawbourne Floyd nwtd M G & .......... S Hurd 12 5.00pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C5, 390m 1 11148 Ronrose Hill nwtd M & ..........................J Hill 2 17315 Opulent 22.59 ...............................R Adcock 3 41313 Iona Haka nwtd .........................J McInerney 4 21141 Oscar Tuivasa 22.57........................L Philips 5 15168 Starburst Clemmy 22.99 M G & ........ S Hurd 6 42282 Little Midnight 22.28 ...................D Stapleton 7 34512 Opawa Casper nwtd L & .................... Wales 8 71521 Hot Mango 22.72 ..........................R Adcock Emergencies: 9 71554 Charlie’s Choice nwtd ...................R Adcock 10 36437 Homebush Edith 22.68 .............J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Sport 22 Ashburton Guardian

In brief Loss for College 1st XI The Ashburton College 1st XI lost to St Andrews College by 70 runs in the Canterbury Secondary Schools cricket competition on Saturday, Ashburton’s third game in four days. STAC made 171 batting first with Kieran Hunt taking an exceptional 6/19 of his 10 overs. College were then 1/3 after two overs and then 19/5 after 10. Tom Dudley (30) led the fightback and Kody Stuthridge top scored with 46, the only other batsman to reach double figures, and was the last man out in the 42nd over with College on 101. Ashburton had earlier beaten Roncalli College in the opening round of the National Gillette Cup competition, and will play Timaru Boys High School tomorrow.

Year 9s bundled out Yesterday the College year 9s played Christ’s College in the Ashburton Domain were bowled out for 83 with Liam McCormack the top score with 26, the only batsman to reach double figures. Christ’s College chased down the target in 24.5 over six wickets down, with Liam O’Connor claiming 3/16 from six overs and Tom Ravenscroft 2/20 off four overs.

Top placings elusive Mid Canterbury equestrians had to settle for minor placings at the New Zealand National Jumping and Show Hunter Championships in Christchurch at the weekend. Katie McVean’s dynamic form continued with a dominant win in the New Zealand Senior Horse Championship with Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark as well as coming fourth on Dunstan Springfield while Ashburton’s Susie Hayward and Andretti were fifth. Claudia Hay (Mosgiel) Hay on Euro Sport Centavos was second with Logan Massie (Dannervirke) and Kiwi Ludo, who won the NZ 1.30m Championship, were third. The New Zealand Open Pony Grand Prix lived up to expectation with a tight battle between the South Island riders where Lincoln’s Lucy Turner (14) and Tallyho Mystic came through ahead of Ashburton’s Lucinda Askin on Totem. In the NZ 1.10 Pony Championship Rakaia’s Jamiee Bird was second on Showtym Image behind Molly Buist-Brown and Pull the Trigger II, with Askin and Dusky Brew fifth. In the NZ 1.20m Horse Championship Ashburton’s Zoe Shore and Olympia NZPH were sixth. - APNZ

Rolling starts for V8s Innovative Nascar-style rolling starts will be introduced for the V8 Supercar races at next month’s Australian Grand Prix meeting. A first for V8 Supercars, the format is set to encourage an attacking start down the long straight at Albert Park into turn one in all four races on the program. Each race will feature a double-file rolling start while drivers will also line up side-by-side for any safety car restarts across the event. Drivers won’t have a chance to relax in any of the first three races, with a rolling points system deciding the starting grid for each subsequent race and double points on offer in the last race. V8 Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes, winner of the weekend’s Bathurst 12-Hour race, applauded the new system, saying it would lead to more competitive racing. - AAP

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Results

■ Athletics

Ashburton Junior Athletics February 5 Shot Put: Girls 7yrs 1 Angel Spooner 4.09m 2 Mollie McLauchlan 3.61m. Girls 8yrs 1 Felicity Pye 4.99m 2 Emma Becroft 4.97m 3 Rosaria Gibson 4.12m. Boys 8yrs 1 Henry Thomas 5.54m 2 Izak Derik-Westaway 5.19m 3 Nick Kershaw 4.88m 4= Daniel Cousins 4.59m & Hamish O’Reilly 4.59m 5 George Ryan 3.44m 7 Sawyer Stewart 2.80m Boys 12yrs 1 Max Watson 7.25m Boys 13yrs 1 Aidan Campbell 6.39m 2 Oliver McKeown 6.29m Discus Girls 12yrs 1 Jaidyn Busch 23.52m 2 Amy Pearson 13.57m 3 Natasha Waddell 12.60m Boys 7yrs 1 Tom McKenzie 11.54m 2 Jonty Ross 8.38m 3 Sabastyan Finn 6.77m 4 Liam Stewart 6.68m 5 William Samuels 5.90m 6 Ben Pearson 4.75m Boys 9yrs 1 Jackson Ross 18.60m 2 Sam Cuttle 16.76 3 Matheson Colquhoun 15.82m 4 Conner Stewart 12.17m 5 Jack McKenzie 9.92m High Jump Boys 10yrs 1 Jake Jackways 1.10m 2 George Rosevear 1.05m 3 Ethan Gilmour 1.05m Boys 11yrs 1 Ben Nordqvist 1.20m 2 Kaleb Finn 1.15m 3 Thomas Harris 1.00m 4 Ben Hooley 95cm Long Jump Girls 7yrs 1 Charlotte Bota-Wilson 2.43m 2 Georgina Gibson 2.36m 3 Adaysin McLean 2.16m 4 Ella Colquhoun 2.09m 5 Mollie McLauchlan 1.95m 6 Angel Spooner 1.80m 7 Eleanor Ross 1.79m 8 Casey Cousins 1.54m 9 Tayla Whinham 1.34m Girls 8yrs 1 Emma Becroft 3.34m 2 Rosaria Gibson 2.61m 3 Felicity Pye 2.51 Girls 9yrs 1 Ella Pearson 3.45m 2 Maddison Lowry 3.21m 3 Amelia McKeown 2.94m 4 Harmyn McLean 2.92m 5 Caendal Harris 2.47m 6 Alex Bateman 2.32m 7 Lydia Hooley 1.64m Girls 10yrs 1 Jenna Borthwick 3.68m 2 Mia Pearson 3.48m 3 Isabella Gibson 3.38m 4 Lydia Pye 3.21m 5 Hannah O’Reilly 3.12m Boys 7yrs 1 Tom McKenzie 2.83m 2 Jonty Ross 2.58m 3 Sabastyan Finn 2.21m 4 Ben Pearson 2.12m 5 Liam Stewart 2.07m 6 William Samuels 2.04m Boys 9yrs 1 Jackson Ross 3.63m 2 Sam Cuttle 3.34m 3 Matheson Colquhoun 3.10m 4 Jack McKenzie 2.66m 5 Conner Stewart 2.60m Track – 100m Girls 7yrs 1 Charlotte Bota-Wilson 18.36 2 Georgina Gibson 20.38 3 Adaysin McLean 20.42 4 Eleanor Ross 22.01 5 Angel Spooner 22.82 6 Casey Cousins 23.16 7 Mollie McLauchlan 24.54 Girls 8yrs 1 Emma Becroft 16.90 2 Rosaria Gibson 18.81 3 Felicity Pye 20.00 Girls 9yrs 1 Amelia McKeown 15.86 2 Ella Pearson 16.69 3 Harmyn McLean 18.10 4 Maddison Lowry 18.39 5 Alex Bateman 19.51 6 Caendal Harris 20.12 7 Lydia Hooley 24.01 Girls 10yrs 1 Isabella Gibson 15.95 2 Mia Pearson 16.44 3 Jenna Borthwick 16.54 4 Hannah O’Reilly 16.64 5 Lydia Pye 16.74 Girls 12yrs 1 Jaidyn Busch 14.24 2 Natasha Waddell 15.71 3 Amy Pearson 16.90 Girls 13yrs 1 Vikki Derik-Westaway 15.69 Boys 7yrs 1 Tom McKenzie 17.46 2 Jonty Ross 19.36 3 William Samuels 19.59 4 Ben Pearson 20.36 5 Liam Stewart 22.40 6 Sabastyan Finn 22.73 Boys 8yrs 1 Izak Derik-Westaway 16.34 2 Daniel Cousins 16.78 3 Hamish O’Reilly 17.02 4 Henry Thomas 17.39 5 Nick Kershaw 19.54 6 George Ryan 21.17 7 Sawyer Stewart 23.77 Boys 9yrs 1 Jackson Ross 15.95 2 Matheson Colquhoun 16.39 3 Sam Cuttle 17.20 4 Jack McKenzie 19.12 5 Conner Stewart 22.27 Boys 10yrs 1 Ethan Gilmour 15.01 2 George Rosevear 15.11 3 Jake Jackways 15.79 Boys 11yrs 1 Ben Norqvist 15.40 2 Kaleb Finn 16.02 3 Thomas Harris 18.33 4 Ben Hooley 18.71 Boys 12yrs 1 Max Watson 14.02 Boys 13yrs 1 Aidan Campbell 13.52 2 Oliver McKeown 15.38 Track – 400m Girls 10yrs 1 Isabella Gibson 1.23.75 2 Mia Pearson 1.24.33 3 Jenna Borthwick 1.26.85 4 Hannnah O’Reilly 1.34.89 5 Lydia Pye 1.37.29 Boys 10yrs 1 Jake Jackways 1.15.97 2 Ethan Gilmour 1.23.13 3 George Rosevear 1.36.10 Boys 11yrs 1 Ben Norqvist 1.38.37 2 Kaleb Finn 1.41.10 3 Ben Hooley 1.54.87 Track – 1500m Girls 12yrs 1 Natasha Waddell 5.54.82 2 Amy Pearson 5.59.55 3 Jaidyn Busch 7.41.38 Boys 12yrs 1 Max Watson 6.26.50 Boys 13yrs 1 Aidan Campbell 6.26.86 2 Oliver McKeown 7.24.08

■ Basketball NBA results Collated NBA results yesterday (home team in CAPS): OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 112 New York

www.guardianonline.co.nz Knicks 100 L.A. LAKERS 86 Chicago Bulls 92 BOSTON CELTICS 91 Dallas Mavericks 102 BROOKLYN NETS 93 New Orleans Pelicans 81 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 91 Memphis Grizzlies 83 OT ORLANDO MAGIC 93 Indiana Pacers 92 WASHINGTON WIZARDS 93 Sacramento Kings 84 L.A. CLIPPERS 123 Philadelphia 76ers 78

■ Bowls Ashburton Bowling Club Smallbone Triples, February 8 1st Gavin Eder, Margaret Eder and Winston Lee. 3 wins 16 ends and 37 points. 2nd Diane Gutberlet,  Gillian Kelly and  Ollie Collins.  3 wins 14 ends and 31 points. 3rd John Smart, Brian Williams and Judy Ryk. 3 wins 11 ends and 29 points.

Ashburton Bowling Club February 7 Ladies Singles Championship final. Leonie Spargo beat Heather Goodall 21 to 14 Mens Singles Championship final. Roger Gutberlet beat Dion Kiddey  21 to 5.

Ashburton Bowling Club Finals Men’s Championship Triples February 5 - Won by Colin Dennis, John Smart and Brian Williams.

Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre Over 80’s competition played today at the Ashburton MSA Green. 1st George Crack(s), Henry Hunt, Doug Watson 3 wins; 2nd Jock McCrory (S), Betty Joyce, Bob Brassell 2 wins 1 Draw; 3rd Trevor Watson (S), Mervyn Jones, Maureen Cullimore 2 wins

Hampstead Bowling Club Friday Triples February 9 1st J. Lilley, G. Taylor, R. Keeling 3 wins, 16 ends, 32 points; 2nd M. Smallridge, P. Whinham, G. Sparks 3 wins, 15 ends, 29 points; 3rd A. Crawford, B. Holdom, J. Cartwright 2 wins, 1 draw, 14 ends, 42 points.

■ Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club February 7 Best scores were N/S  1  John Knight and Bev Smith; 2 Rosemary McLaughlin and Kay Robb; 3  Jim and Audrey Rooney. E/W 1 Peter and Trish Downward; 2 Trish and Maurice Small;  3 Mike Hodaway and Leight Wackrow Winners of the Kops Trophy; Bev Smith and John Knight Monday Evening – Duplicate N/S  1 F Priest and P Scott, 2 B Leighton and K Dunn, 3 H Briggs and J Lovett. E/W 1 S and A Harris, 2 M Bruce and V Hampton, 3 M and E Jones Tuesday Evening – Duplicate N/S 1  Pauline Fergus and M Stowell,  2 J Knight and B Smith, 3 M Buckland and B Stephens. E/W 1 P and T Downward, 2  J Irwin and I Taylor, 3 M Holmes and R Kyle Wednesday Afternoon -  Duplicate 1= M Buckland and B Smith and R Kyle and S Rosevear, 3= V Palmer and M Stowell, and J Irwin and R Brownlie Thursday Evening – Duplicate N/S 1 J Knight and B Smith, 2 S Rosevear and D Warring, 3 A Blain and P Jowers. E/W 1 P and T Downward, 2 M and T Small, 3 R McLaughlin and A Rooney.

■ Cricket Coldstream 4th Grade 106/7 (J Small 30no, A Jemmett 23 A Braham 3 for 9) lost to Methven 4th grade 107/9 (S Ree 21, E Wareing 17no, H McMillan 2 for 14, J Middleton 2 for 5).

■ Cycling Tinwald Velodrome Waitangi Day Mid-South Canterbury Hard Track Championships February 6 U13 Girls 800m Derby 1st Bella Roulston, 2nd. Isobel McKnight, U13 Boys 800m Derby 1st. Connor Leov, 2nd Chase Domigan. 3rd. Ethan Titheridge. 4th Tim Sorenson. U15 Girls 800m Derby Samantha Sorenson. U15 Boys 800m Derby Henry Smith. U17 Girls 2400m Scratch 1st. Isobella Smith, 2nd. India Domigan. U17 Boys 2400m Scratch. 1st Angus McKnight, 2nd Ryan Jackson. U13 Girls 1600m Scratch. 1st. Bella Roulston, 2nd. Isobel McKnight. U13 Boys 1600m Scratch. 1st Connor Leov. 2nd Chase Domigan. 3rd Tim Sorenson. 4th Ethan Titheridge. U17 Girls 2800m Points. Isabella Smith 18pts. 2nd. India Domigan 14pts. U17 Boys 2800m Points. 1st Angus McKnight 20pts. 2nd Ryan Jackson 12pts. Wizz Wheelers. A. grade 1st Maddie Lowry 15pts. 2nd Harrison

Robin van Persie helped keep Manchester United’s faint hopes of salvaging something from this season alive when he netted for the tenth time this season, against Fulham yesterday. Russell 14pts. 3rd Bryce Wilson 11pts. B Grade. W/W. 1st Zach Morrison 13pts. 2nd Sharlotte Russell 11pts. 3rd Jai Kamate 8pts. 4th Emma Lowry 6pts. 5th Oakley McKenzie 5pts.

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers 14km ride on Fords Road February 7 1st. Dave Shurrock CT. 29.24s. HC. 6m. RT. 23m 24s. 2nd Kevin Hurley CT. 29.25s. HC. 4m. RT. 25m 25s. 3rd Geoff Skerten CT. 29.25s. HC. 6m. RT. 23m 25s. 4th. Donald Sutton CT.29.25s. HT. 6m. RT. 23m 25s. 5th Kenny Johnston CT. 29.29s. HT. 4m. RT. 25m 29s. 6th. Martin Hyde CT. 29. 43s. HT. 7m. RT. 22m 43s. F/T. 7th. Steve Tocher CT. 29. 43s. HT. 7m. RT. 22m 43s. 2f/t. 8th. Tonee Hurley CT. 29.49s. HT. 7m. RT. 22m 49s. 3f/t. 9th. Mark Smitheram CT. 29.55s. HT. 6m. RT. 23m 55s. 10th Bill Hood CT. 30.10s. HT. 4m. RT. 26m 10s. 11th Ben Sutton CT. 30.48s. HT. 7.45m. RT. 23m. 03s. 12th Don Summerfield CT. 30.59s. HT. 7.45m. RT. 23m 14s. 13th Ross Templeton CT. 31.04s. HT. 7.45m. RT. 23m 19s.  14th Janette Hooper CT. 31.04s. HT. 4m. RT. 27m 04s. 15th Clair Tappin CT. 31.24s. HT. Go. RT. 31m 254s. 16th Dean Rattray CT. 31.47s. HT. 6m. RT. 25m 47s. 17th Michael Clark CT. 32.09s. HT. 4m. RT. 28m 09s. 18th Alan Cox CT. 36.48s. HT. Go. RT. 36m 48s.

■ Football English Premier League English Premier League results, standings Manchester United 2 (van Persie 78, Carrick 80) Fulham 2 (Sidwell 19, D Bent 90+4) Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Adebayor 65) Everton 0 Swansea 3 (Routledge 47, Dyer 79, Bony 85) Cardiff City 0 Crystal Palace 3 (Ince 15, Ledley 27, Chamakh 69 pen) West Bromwich Albion 1 (Bifouma 46) Sunderland 0 Hull City 2 (Long 16, Jelavic 62) Send-offs: (Brown 4 - Sunderland) Chelsea 3 (Hazard 27, 34, 63pen) Newcastle United 0 Aston Villa 0 West Ham 2 (Nolan 46, 48) Norwich City 0 Manchester City 0 Southampton 2 (Lambert 6, Davis 41) Stoke City 2 (Odemwingie 38, Crouch 44) Liverpool 5 (Skrtel 1, 10, Sterling 16, 52, Sturridge 20) Arsenal 1 (Arteta 69 pen) Standings P W D L F A Pts Chelsea 25 17 5 3 47 20 56 Arsenal 25 17 4 4 48 26 55 Manchester City 25 17 3 5 68 27 54 Liverpool 25 15 5 5 63 30 50 Tottenham Hotspur 25 14 5 6 32 32 47 Everton 25 12 9 4 37 26 45 Manchester United 25 12 5 8 41 31 41 Newcastle United 25 11 4 10 32 34 37 Southampton 25 9 9 7 36 29 36 Swansea 25 7 6 12 32 35 27 Hull City 25 7 6 12 25 30 27 Aston Villa 25 7 6 12 27 36 27 Stoke City 25 6 8 11 26 40 26 Crystal Palace 25 8 2 15 18 34 26 West Ham 25 6 7 12 26 33 25 Norwich City 25 6 7 12 19 37 25 Sunderland 25 6 6 13 25 38 24 West Brom Albion 25 4 11 10 29 37 23 Cardiff City 25 5 6 14 19 44 21 Fulham 25 6 2 17 24 55 20

■ Rugby Six Nations results standings France Scotland Ireland Standings Ireland France England Wales Italy Scotland

30 Italy 10 0 England 20 26 Wales 3 PWD 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0

L 0 0 1 1 2 2

F A BP Pts 54 9 0 4 56 34 0 4 44 26 0 2 26 41 0 2 25 53 0 0 6 48 0 0

■ Softball Hampstead Softball  Club Nosh Café Slow-Pitch February 7 Nosh Café Marines & Angels 16 – 10 TGIF Sluggers; S & Giggles 18 – 13 Beasties; As Good As It Gets 17 – 13 Hawks.

■ Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis Twilight Competition February 5 Division 1 Electric Donkey Bottom Biters 19 v What’s the Score 14; Famous Grouse 15 v Misfits 18; Tridents 19 v High Raters 14; ACA’s Hackers 17 v Council Crew 16; Wacky Wackers 18 v Property Brokers 15; Spare Parts 18 v 5 Shades 15. Division 2 Just Hit It 14 v Ashburton Milking 19; Robs Mob 6 v Baseline Bandits 17; Rusty Parts 14 v Tiddlywinks 19; The Smackers 16 v Reid Family 17.

Mid Canterbury Tennis Mixed Masters February 8 Gold lost to Red 5 matches to 1 Alister Jopson & Pauline Scott lost to Cynthia Christie & Gilbert Donaldson 5-9; Adrienne Hodson & Terri Hunt lost to Rose Wilson & Denys Patterson 4-9; Alister Jopson & Terri Hunt lost to Cynthia Christie & Denys Patterson 7-9; Pauline Scott & Adrienne Hodson lost to Gilbert Donaldson & Rose Wilson 2-9; Alister Jopson & Adrienne Hodson lost to Chythia Christie & Rose Wilson 5-9; Pauline Scott & Terri Hunt beat Gilbert Donaldson & Denys Patterson 9-7. Green lost to Orange 5 matches to 1 Gordon Wilson & Peter Yates lost to Martin Reid & Bob Riseley 5-9; Reg Donaldson & Faye Ruddenklau lost to June Doig & Patsy Huggins 8-9 (3-7); Gordon Wilson & Ray Chalmers lost to Martin Reid & Patsy Huggins 3-9; Peter Yates & Reg Donaldson beat Bob Riseley & June Doig 9-8 (8-6); Gordon Wilson & Reg Donaldson lost to Martin Reid & June Doig 8-9; Peter Yates & Faye Ruddenklau lost to Bob Riseley & Patsy Huggins 5-9.

Canterbury Challenger Tennis February 7 Mid Canterbury beat Burnside Park 5 matches to 1 Doubles: Flynn Ness & Connor Brosnahan beat Max Campion & Matt Hope 6-1, 6-3; Aidan Mitchell & Duncan Rollinson lost to Sam Collins & Pat Goey 6-4, 2-6, 0-1 (6-10). Singles: Flynn Ness beat Max Campion 6-2, 6-2; Edwin Dargue beat Sam Collins 6-3, 6-1; Aidan Mitchell beat Matt Hope 6-1, 6-1; Connor Brosnahan beat Pat Goey 6-4, 6-1. Mid Canterbury lost to Edgeware 7 sets to 8 Doubles: Sam Bubb & Jarrod Hill lost to Declan Barry & Adam Conway 3-6, 6-1, 0-1 (510); Harry Dargue & Ryan McNulty lost to Hamish Visser & Sam Lange 1-6, 1-6. Singles: Sam Bubb beat Declan Barry 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8); Jarrod Hill beat Hamish Visser 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (13-11); Harry Dargue beat Adam Conway 6-4, 7-5; Ryan McNulty lost to Sam Lange 3-6, 3-6. Mid Canterbury beat Waimairi 4 sets to 2 Doubles: Larissa Allan & Jade Brosnahan beat Lily Sawyer & Lucia Kennedy 6-4, 6-4; Maisie Looij & Tori Kelland beat Aimee Brown & Abby Bent 6-3, 7-5. Singles: Larissa Allan lost to Lily Sawyer 4-6, 7-5, 0-1 (3-10); Jade Brosnahan beat Lucia Kennedy 6-3, 6-0; Maisie Looij beat Aimee Brown 6-3, 6-2; Tori Kelland lost to Abby Bent 3-6, 5-7.


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Results

■ Golf

Ashburton Golf Club Nelson Building Society Friday night teams February 7 Top Team: Mayfield Lassies 94.5 – Ruth Keeley, Joyce Davis, Alison Vessey, Margaret Read Ladies: Mayfields Magic 94, Periwinkles 2 88 by lot Men: Probians 94, Hit n Hope 91, X-Cockies 88.5, Rex’s Lions 88 Mixed: Extreme Rough Riders 93.5, Roaring Pride 88.5, Stroke n Poke 88.5 Top lady: Margaret Read 33 Top man: Trevor Addis 33 Nearest the Pins: Templeton Motors –Bruce Pugh; Paul May Motors – Kevin Turner; Mac & Maggies – Andy Morrison; BP Ashburton – Steve Stratford. Gabites Lucky Player – Time Newton, BP Lucky Player – Athol Reid Two: Harry Chatterton

Ashburton Golf Club February 8 In the stableford round for the Gordon Blacklow Memorial Trophy there was a four way tie with Paul Tuakeu, John Power, Clarrie Galway and Miti Daniel all on 41pts. Other winning scores were Shane Beavan, Terry Molloy and Grant Russell all on 40; Don McQuarters, Laurie Thomas, John Davis, Richard Leith and Michael O’Callaghan all 39; Adrian Hopwood, Charlie Alexander and Bruce Day on 38 by countback. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Miti Daniel, Braided Rivers: Ivan Blain, Rothburys Insurance: Pieter van Vollenhoven, Netherby Meats: Garry McKeown, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Don Houghton, Charming Thai Restaurant (Longest Putt #9) Tony Bennett. Twos: Miti Daniel, Brian Nuttall, Clarrie Galway, Adrian Hopwood and Derek Shaw. Birdy Jackpot: #16; Nett Eagles #16

Mayfield Golf Club Opening Day 2014 Season February 8 Winners Brackley Trophy Ladies: Sharon Duthie 98-31-67; Men: 3 tied – Mike Salveson 98-29-69, Bill Allan 88-1969, Wayne Blair 79-10-69. Others: Betty Wilson nett 68, Margaret Read 70, Jack Allan 70, Terry Kingsbury and Paul Gardener 71. Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: Kerry Read; Ladies: Sharon Duthie; John McAuliffe Bayleys Real Estate No 11: John Low and Sharon Duthie; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Wayne Blair, Marilyn Cross; ANZ Bank No 14: Steve King; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: John Low Two’s: Betty Wilson, John Low, Kerry Read, Steve King, Steve Cross, Jack Allan, Bill Allan, Wayne Blair. Ash Vegas Player of the Day: Sharon Duthie 98-31-67 Next week: 1st Stableford and 1st Kerr.

Mayfield Golf Club 9 Hole Division, February 5 W Sim Opening Day Trophy – Best Nett 1st Sue Graham 60:28:32, 2nd Sheryl Harrison 67:28:39 Nearest the Pins: Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 – T Gallagher, Mayfield Transport Ltd No. 5 – E Graham

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ter 5 hole sudden death play off); Best Nett – Bo Kyung Kim 133; 2nd nett - Jung Hyun Ahn 137 by countback; 3rd nett - Angila Mowbray 137; 4th nett - Maryanne Glassen 138; 5th nett - Sally Jones 141 by countback; 6th nett - Erna Smith 141; 7th nett - Do Yeon Kim Men Senior Grade Best Gross Tue Sung Sul 139; Best Nett – Dong Gu Kim 133; 2nd nett – Gyu Jin Hyang 136; 3rd nett - Jin Su Eun 137; 4th nett – Dayle Lucas 138; 5th nett – Eric Shin 142 by countback; 6th nett – Robbie Bell 142; 7th nett – Du Heon Kim 143 Men Intermediate Grade Best Gross Alister Maxwell 158; Best Nett – Ben Rutter 136; 2nd nett – Ian Sawers 137 by countback; 3rd nett – Mark Gazzard 137; 4th nett – James Anderson 138; 5th nett – Barry Wackwitz 139; 6th nett - Phil Lalor 140; 7th nett Bruce Dickson 141 Pro Scores Jun Hyeong Seok 69 & 67 Gross; Seon Woo Bae 69 & 70 Gross Closest to Pins # 4 Angelia Mowbray & Grant Williams; # 6 Ginny Bolderston & Du Heon Kim; # 13 Nicky Webb & Matt McLean; # 17 Nicky Webb & Matt McLean Longest Drives # 3 Kim Bo Kyoung & Daniel Green; # 16 Ginny Bolderston & Simon Wright.

Tinwald Golf Club February 8 Doherty Trophy - Par Senior: Ray Kirdy 4 up, Duncan Lye 3 up. Intermediate: Ray Wards 6 up, Wayne Mellish 5 up, Phillip Roulston 5 up. Junior: Malcolm Fechney 5 up, Dave Horrell 3 up, Graham Hortin 2 up. Women: Helen Briggs 7 up, Barb MacGregor 1 up b/l. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liqourland # 2; Helen Briggs. Gluyas Ford # 6; Steve Johnson. Bedrock Bar and Stonegrill # 12; Paul boon. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Duncan Lye. Two’s: Kevin Bishop. Eagle; Paul Boon # 3. Net Eagle; # 14 Not Struck.

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight results February 6 Stroke 0-6: Paul Boon 32, Wayne Smith 32, Bryan McFarlane 32, Ryan Ford 33, Pete Trembath 33, Duncan Lye 34 b/l. 7-11: Mitch VanderKrogt 31, Richard Hewson 33, Pete Marshall 33, Gordon Smith 33, Ben Busch 34. 11 plus: Craig Paulin 33, Keith Bonnington 33, Graham McCormick 34, Steve Kircher 35 b/l. Women 0-16: Diana Wellman 33, Maree Moore 34, Marilyn Bennett 35, Amanda Gray 35, Belinda Kirdy 36 b/l.17 plus: Valda Johnstone 31, Sonja Mee 37. Bayley’s nearest the pin; # 2 Ryan Ford. # 12 Keith Bonnington. Classic Hits longest drive: Debbie Boon. Two’s; Sonja Mee, Ryan Ford, Brock Peddie, Jason McLaren.

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Allenton Bowling Club Todd Cup, February 15 The following skips have entered teams - M. Anderson, W. Blackwell, G. Eder, D. Gutberlet, B. Holdom, T. Inwood, A. Leis, K. Lynn, A. MGirr, C. Moore, D. Muir, G. Taylor - 9.30pm start (whites to be worn) Entries still being accepted - Inquiries to Judie Ryk  phone 308-7907

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Toyota Friday Triples  February 14 The following skips have entered teams:R Anstiss, N Atkinson,  T Blain, B Brasell, R Cockburn, L Connell, G Crack, J Dennis, G Eder, M Eder, D Gutberlet, B Harrison, G Hawkins, R Herriott, S Holdom,T Johnson, C Leech, M Smallridge, A MacKenzie, J Martin, E Maw, B Neilson, S Robinson, J Ryk, S Scott, N Sharplin, A Smith, G Taylor, A Waddell, T Watson, W Watts, B Williams.12:30pm Start (whites to be worn) Inquires to J Ryk Phone 3087907.

Nosh Café  Slow-Pitch February 14 6.30pm: D.1 TGIF Sluggers v Beasties; D.2 Nosh Café Marines & Angels  v  As Good As It Gets; D.3 S & Giggles v Hawks 

Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre Mid Canterbury players selected to represent Canterbury Country in the Town vs. Country development (Up to 10yrs players) match to be played at the Ashburton MSA green on Sunday 16th February: Women: Wendy Watson, Sandra Holdom, Diane Vanderweg, Wendy Suttie, Lorrel Chaney, Caitlin Bassett, Rachel Davies, Judy Ryk Men: Craig Fowles, Gavin Eder, Dion Kiddey, Matthew Bassett, Simon Fleetwood

Hinds Bowling Club   Ladies Fours February 12 12.30pm start. Entries: Skips  D Gutberlet,  L Connell,  W Blackwell,  W Suttie,  V Bell,  M Eder,  G Hawkins,  J Ryk,  N McKenzie, R O’Sullivan,  M Sullivan, S Holdom, G Baker, P Kippenberger,  L Law, Hinds Mufti Dress Convenor Mavis Wilkins 3037129 Lock Cup over 60s sponsored by Textile bags and sacks, Methven Seed Cleaning and Mainland Seeds February 12 (mufti) 12.30 start S Holdom, J Martin, C Leech, T Taylor, B Marsh, J Brooker, M Smallridge, R Thomas, G Pagey, G Taylor, A Hill, G Brooker We need more teams please Please ring Wendy Blackwell 3028834

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Celtic Squash Club Results from last week’s round of the Celtic Squash Club’s summer league competition: Rebecca Abernethy lost to Pete Blacklow 0-4, Paul Cousins drew with Jock O’Connor 2-2, Jenni Ryk lost to Sam Harrison 0-4. Di Ness beat Jess Dargue 3-1, Craig Cambpell lost to Mark O’Grady 1-3, Sam Harrison drew with Steve Devereux 2-2. Chrissie Stratford beat Chauntel Kentish 4-0, Ian Dolden lost to Lawrence McCormick 2-3, Aaron Leckenby beat Marie Kennedy 3-1, Jess McCloy lost to Rachel Prendergast 2-3, Brendan Clarke beat Jimmy Hunn 4-0, James McCloy lost to Ed Harrison 0-4.

Saturday 15 Medal and Parts Mart Trophy Draw for the 1st medal round of the season to be played on Saturday will be at the clubhouse for 8am and 12.30pm start. Players are asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. Starters: am B Collins. pm P Hefford. T McAndrew. Cards. C Hart

February 15 The first qualifying round for the Club Championships will be played off the Blue Tees. Starting Time: Morning 8.00am Afternoon Report at 11.30 for an 12noon start. Saturday Starters: Morning Gordon Crawford; Afternoon Rodney O’Neil and Graham Berhnes. Results Greig Sparrow and Derek Shaw. February 16 The first round of Matchplay for the White Trophy will be played with a report time of 11.30am for a 12noon start. Matches scheduled are J&G Kean v B Watkins & B Edmondston; J&J Mc Arthur v E Pollock & J Power; I&E Porter vs S Reid & J Williamson; H Robertson & V Carr vs W&A Hopwood; H

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■ Tennis Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis Round 10 February 15 B Grade - played at ATTC 9am sharp start Duty Team Tinwald. Allenton Maroon v Hampstead; Allenton Green v Methven White; Hindalong Wildcats v Tinwald; Methven Purple v Rakaia Rebels. Junior A start time 9am sharp Pool A: Rakaia Boyz v Wakanui at Wakanui; Tinwald Sky v Hampstead at Hampstead; Allenton v Tinwald Blue at Allenton. Pool B: Hinds Southern v Methven Jade at Methven Domain; Methven Silver v Hampstead Crusaders at Hampstead; Dorie A Black v Dorie A Red at Dorie Hall. Junior B start time 10:45am Allenton v Methven Blue at Methven Domain; Hampstead v Methven Green at Hampstead; Dorie B v Hinds Smash at Hinds. Junior C start time 9am sharp Pool A: Methven Red v Hinds Stingers at Hinds; Methven Orange v Allenton Blue at Mt Hutt College; Tinwald Pink v Allenton Charcoal at ATTC. Pool B: Hampstead v Dorie C at Dorie School; Longbeach v Tinwald Wakanui at Tinwald; Methven Gold v Rakaia Rascals at Mt Hutt College. Please phone any defaults through to Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis 308 3020 as soon as possible.

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In brief Grant sixth at Geelong Methven’s Julia Grant finished sixth in the Geelong 70.3 to complete a Victorian double on Saturday. Grant had finished seventh in the Challenge Melbourne a week earlier where racing in some intense heat had her fade on the run from third. Grant again met hot and windy conditions in Geelong and was well placed out of the water sitting in third with eventual winner with winner Australian Emma Moffatt holding a four minute advantage. Grant was still well placed on the bike but racing in the heat twice in a week took its toll on the run as she dropped back to finish sixth. She clocked 5 hours 0.40 minutes, with Moffatt finishing in 4hrs 30.58mins. Fellow Kiwi Tineke Stewart was fifth, four minutes ahead of Grant.

Wilkinson seventh New Zealand’s Tim Wilkinson has finished in a share of seventh place at the AT&T Pebble Beach ProAm golf tournament in California. Starting the day in a tie for second place and playing in the final pairing, Wilkinson moved to eight under with a birdie on the par five second hole but dropped a shot three holes later which saw him move down the leaderboard. Three bogeys and two birdies on the back nine saw the left-hander finish with a one-over 73 for the final round to end the tournament at six-under. It is Wilkinson’s second top 10 finish of the season following a share of 10th place at the OHL Classic. Wilkinson’s playing partner Jimmy Walker won by one shot. - APNZ

Big Three not at Nines None of Melbourne’s Big Three of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater will play at this weekend’s NRL Auckland Nines, the Storm has confirmed. The World Cup winning Kangaroos trio were all left out of coach Craig Bellamy’s 16-man squad announced yesterday for the inaugural event. NSW backrower Ryan Hoffman will captain the side, with stars Will Chambers, Justin O’Neill, Kevin Proctor, Jesse Bromwich (emergency 17th man) also included. - AAP

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Daily Events Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S WALKING GROUP. Meet outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop open for the sale of preloved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.45am ASHBURTON MEN’S PROBUS CLUB. Monthly meeting with guest speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

Wednesday 10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet singles. The Domain, Philip Street. 12.00noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre in Community House, at the rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises, ideal for users of mobility aids. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan road. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street.

1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIOR CITIZENS. Social afternoon, sales table, raffles. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.30pm WESTPARK W.I. Annual General Meeting, St Paul’s Church lounge, 65 Oxford Street. 6.00pm ASHBURTON ATHLETICS. 5km fun run/walk series (14 January - 1 April) $2 per entry, students free, Meet Walnut Avenue Pavilion.

1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet doubles, The Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/intermediate

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CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Clodagh McKenna – Fresh From The Sea 7am Atlantic Edge 7:30 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands 8am Designer Travel 8:30 Toy Hunters 9am Airport 24/7 10am Secret Removers 11am The Dark Side PGR 11:30 Galleons Of Spice Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Airport 24/7 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:25 Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant PGR 3:25 Toy Hunters 3:50 Hairy Dieters 4:30 New British Kitchen – Torode And Hardeep’s Tour 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Designer Travel 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters 7:30 Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 8:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 9:30 World’s Greenest Homes 10pm West End Salvage 10:30 Web Therapy PGR 11pm Auction Hunters 11:30 Nature’s Keepers

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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 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street 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 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 N Nabbed 0 8pm N Neighbours at War PGR 0 8:30 N Step Dave AO Twentyfour-year-old bartender Dave meets the woman of his dreams, but finds she is 15 years older, and lives with her three children and a scary mother-in-law. 0 9:30 N Revenge AO 0 10:30 F Arrow AO 3 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 Rapper DMX talks to Dr Phil about his battle with drug addiction, his erratic behaviour, and his arrests. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR The 10 things Dr Oz wants women to know about heart disease. 2:30 Rachael Ray Ann Romney and governor Mitt Romney cook. 3:30 The Glee Project 4:30 Would I Lie To You? UK AO 3 5pm Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News

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11:10 The Good Wife AO Wendy Scott-Carr presents her evidence against Will to the grand jury. 12:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block – All Stars PGR 0 8:30 NCIS AO DiNozzo returns to his Baltimore police department days when he sees a felony suspect from a 15-year-old case at the crime scene of a murdered petty officer. 0 9:30 NCIS – LA AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

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6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:25 Chuggington 3 8:35 Care Bears 3 8:55 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:10 Bob The Builder 3 9:20 Thomas And Friends 3 9:30 Peppa Pig 3 9:40 Barney And Friends 3 10:05 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle The family goes out to a water park, where a battle between Malcolm and Reese ensues. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR 8pm The Cleveland Show PGR 8:30 M Cedar Rapids AO 2011 Comedy. A by-thebook insurance agent, away from home for a convention, is distracted by three convention veterans who show him the ropes and push his boundaries. Ed Helms. 10:20 NYC 22 AO

6am Sochi Winter Olympics Update The latest highlights, news, and results from Sochi, Russia. 8:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR A talk show focusing on tough medical questions in an open forum. 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 2:05 America’s Got Talent 3 Entertainers compete for one million dollars in front of judges. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 A late-night comedy and talk show. 4:55 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Four. From Eden Park in Auckland. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Sochi Winter Olympics (Highlights) 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 8:30 M Blind Fury AO 3 1989 Action. When a blind Vietnam veteran trained as a Samurai returns to America, he is asked to protect the son of an old friend. Rutger Hauer, Terrance O’Quinn. 10:30 Welcome to Sochi The latest from the Winter Olympics with Hayley Holt and Scotty Stevenson.

6am The Crowd Goes Wild 6:30 Football – A-League Highlights Show 7am Cricket – International New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Four. 9am Football – Arsenal TV Liverpool v Arsenal. Noon Ironman – Surf Series 1:30 Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) Day Two – Wellington. 3pm Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) WRC Sweden. 4pm Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Four. 4:30 Football – A-League Highlights Show 5pm Football League Show 5:30 Sky Sports News UK 6pm Fishing Show 6:30 Adventure Angler 7pm Fox Sports News A complete wrap of the day’s sporting headlines. 8pm Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Four. From Eden Park in Auckland. 8:30 Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup Documentary 10pm The Cricket Show 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild

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The horse for the course The Ashburton race track and galloper Halo Buster are building a solid, winning relationship. For the second time in two weeks, the seven-year-old gelding earned its owners and trainer Steven Woodsford

a healthy pay day, when he notched up back to back wins. With Samantha Wynne in the saddle, he ran the 1400m in 1.23.21, coming home one and a half lengths clear of Jack Wong and Ishipal with Miss El Bee

Dee (Ashley McKay) and Hit the Bit (Rebecca Black) dead heating for third. There was another dead heat, this time for first place, as Delzzup (Terry Moseley) and Lakota (Rebecca Black) shared the honours in the seventh on the card.

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Serial offenders have had last chances BY DAVID LEGGAT It’s time for New Zealand Cricket to cut loose troublesome duo Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell. The national body will this morning release a statement on the status of an investigation into the pair’s boozy night out in Auckland early last Thursday morning just hours before the first test against Indian began. Depending on which level of misconduct the pair are deemed to have reached, penalties range from a fine and reprimand up to tearing up their contracts. The pair are serial offenders

who have been given plenty of rope. NZC must act decisively, for a couple of reasons. First, enough is enough. This is far from the first time the pair, together and individually, have been in hot water, and let off relatively lightly. Lessons have clearly not been learnt. Second, their timing was awful. New Zealand were on a roll, having dusted one of the world’s best teams, India, 4-0 in their ODI series and both players were in the first test squad. Bracewell was cover for the fast-medium bowlers; Ryder as

backup in case Ross Taylor had to leave, with his wife due to give birth any day. Their irresponsibility would have left the squad in a jam, particularly in Bracewell’s case, as he broke his foot that night and is out of cricket for a time anyway. The players won a terrific victory, the spirit is high, the discipline is strong. Ryder and Bracewell, and their antics, simply don’t fit any more. It doesn’t mean they should necessarily be gone for good. Ryder, for all his rare talent, is 29 and is on a second life, after taking 22 months away from the

national team to sort his life out. Bracewell, 23, could return, once he figures out that with his ability life as an international cricketer is somewhat better, and more lucrative, than the alternatives. NZC could decide to just not pick the pair. Bracewell has a national contract; Ryder a domestic one with Otago, whom he joined this season to start afresh. But that’s not enough without an accompanying clear message from NZC. The New Zealand squad are understood to have had a gutsful, especially when the spot-

light should be on the game, not late night nonsense. Cricket Players’ Association boss Heath Mills was unable to comment on the issue yesterday while a misconduct process is in place. Coach Mike Hesson made his views abundantly clear yesterday. “We need to make sure all our players prepare themselves accordingly for test cricket and at the moment we don’t have confidence that that’s the case,” he said. “We have faith in our players that they make good decisions around their preparation.”- NZH

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