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College NCEA results rise BY MYLES HUME


Ashburton College is trumpeting a major hike in its NCEA results. The lift in pupils attaining qualifications last year exceeded the national average in Levels 1 and 2, while in other areas it has made up serious ground on other decile seven schools. Last year principal Grant McMillan admitted the college’s results were not where he wanted them to be as they continued to rise, but an “across the board” focus in 2013 has resulted in a significant climb in the trendline. The results are provisional and are taken from pupils who participated in NCEA or the New Zealand Qualifications Framework last year. Level 1 was the highest performing year group, seeing 90.1 per cent of pupils pass, almost 10 per cent higher than the national average and 6.8 per cent higher than the decile seven average. It was also a 15.5 per cent jump on the school’s 2012 re-

Two in a row for Currie Braden Currie celebrates a second consecutive Coast to Coast Longest Day win with a kiss for his daughter Bella at the finish line at Sumner Beach on Saturday.

sults, marking the biggest improvement across the college. “The government goal is for schools to have 85 per cent of students leaving with Level 2 (by 2017) and if we’re going to achieve that as a college, that means 85 per cent or more have to pass Level 1 and we are doing that,” Mr McMillan said. For the first time in six years the college’s Level 2 results were higher than the national average, with an 86.8 per cent pass rate. It is an 8.5 per cent improvement on 2012, and has considerably closed the gap on the decile seven average to just 1.4 per cent. The Level 3 pass rate was 8.6 per cent on 2012 at 77 per cent, and sitting just 0.7 points below the national average, which equates to about one pupil. Mr McMillan said the results were indicative of the hard work done behind the scenes by staff and the enthusiasm of pupils last year, but the challenge now was to keep the upward trend which the college had done mainly since 2009.




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Taylor welcomes second child Black Cap Ross Taylor’s second child was born yesterday and the star batsman says Taylor junior is doing well. In a message sent to his 291,000 Twitter followers about 10.15am, Taylor said: “Jonty Luteru Taylor born 16 Feb 3.06am. Mum and Jonty doing well.” Jonty was born in Hamilton’s Waikato Hospital and is Taylor and wife Victoria’s second child. Daughter Mackenzie was born in September 2011. Taylor, who has been in stunning form during this year’s home cricket series against West Indies and India, missed the team’s test this weekend to attend Jonty’s birth. He was tweeting updates on Saturday, posting a photo of the delivery suite entrance saying, “Here we go”. Former Black Cap Scott Styris replied: “Can you make it to Wellington in time for the second innings?”



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Fans go crazy for Harry Styles app Fans of One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles can save their hero from a deadly cliff plunge in a new mobile phone app. The Harry Dive game features a lookalike of the pop star - complete with his trademark floppy hairstyle - who plunges from the top of a sheer bluff. Users have to try to save his life by helping him to dodge falling rocks, trees, and other missiles. Designer Jari Huomo is stunned by its success after 15,000 One Direction fans downloaded it to their phone within hours.

Son for Cowell Simon Cowell is a proud new father. A spokeswoman for Cowell says he and socialite Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby son early on Friday night, in New York. The spokeswoman, AnnMarie Thomson, says the infant weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces (2.9 kilograms), and is named Eric, after Cowell’s father. Cowell posted a series of tweets about the happy event. Last year, Cowell dodged questions about his relationship with the married Silverman. But he later called her “special” and said he feels good about fatherhood.


2 Imports make day less rosy Romance may have wilted with the roses after Valentine’s Day this year, as imported red roses were already dying when passing through lovers’ hands on Friday. About half of the estimated 600,000 roses sold in New Zealand on February 13 and 14 were imported from India. Customs rules require them to dipped in harsh chemicals to kill bugs before leaving India. The flowers can be bought here one day and be dead the next. New Zealand Flower Growers’ Association chairman David Blewden said the imported blooms were harming the local industry as customers could mistakenly think they were buying local flowers. The Herald on Sunday bought six red Indian roses from The Warehouse for $9.99 on Thursday, the day before Valentine’s Day, and a New Zealand-grown rose from Roma Blooms in Auckland for $5 the same day. One of the imports and the New Zealand rose were placed in fresh water and left side by side. At the end of day one the imported rose was starting to wilt, while the New Zealand-grown stem appeared unchanged. Valentine’s Day came and the imported bloom hung its head while the local flower stood upright. By yesterday, the imported rose was dead. A Warehouse spokeswoman defended the Indian roses, saying New Zealand growers could not meet customer demand.


Celebrating half centuries Fifty years ago Beatlemania reigned supreme, Auckland’s population hit 500,000, and four doyens of New Zealand broadcasting were born. John Campbell, Kerre McIvor, Martin Devlin and Simon Dallow all celebrate their half centuries this year. The troupe’s elder statesman, Campbell, turned 50 last Monday. He tweeted a picture of a Hurricanes-themed birthday cake and took the night off from fronting Campbell Live. Devlin, who turns 50 on Friday, says all he wants for his birthday is Campbell’s head of hair. “There is not a possum on earth who wouldn’t trade their hair for John’s,” he says. “It is magnificent.” Devlin says he still feels like he is in his early 30s. “Even when I tell the youngsters at work that they still look at me as if 30 is ancient, never mind 50,” he says. Devlin insists his partying days are over and he would rather spend his birthday kicking a football around with his sons.


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Lillie the shih tzu gets carried away by all the excitement on offer at the Dog Day Out on Saturday. Hundreds of people headed to the Riverside Industrial Park for the free community event in Ashburton designed just for dogs – and their owners.

Dog Day Out showcased good canine care to those with a pooch or two. And they were there - some in all their finery including Suzie the Chihuahua/Jack Russell cross and Jeff, the Cairn Terrier/ Bichon cross. The Dog Day Out had dog grooming

demonstrations, competitions, stalls and free advice on offer. There was also a micro-chipping service and plenty of food and drink for the humans. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 150214-tM-139

Firefighters act over backyard burns By ToNi williamS

The district’s volunteer fire brigades were busy with a number of minor calls over the weekend including two calls to illegal backyard burn-offs. Both the Ashburton and Methven volunteer fire brigades dealt with people over controlled burns in their backyards but without permits. The Ashburton crew was called to a Johnstone Street property on Saturday night,

just before 9pm to put out the fire, and Methven volunteers were called to a Colcord Place fire at 9.14pm. Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Selwyn Allred said it was a timely reminder to people that fire restrictions were in force across Mid Canterbury. They came into effect in late January. Anyone caught lighting a prohibited fire without a permit faced prosecution or could be issued an instant fine of $500. There were strict conditions

around burning that people needed to be aware of and they could be found on the Ashburton District Council website Over the weekend, the Ashburton Volunteer Brigade were also called to Mitre 10 Mega on Saturday at 12.40am after the alarm system was triggered from an overheated light fitting - averting more damage. They also attended two medical emergencies, and at 4.07pm were called to a small crop fire at Wakanui sparked by over-

heated farm machinery. They were alerted to a twocar vehicle accident at Cambridge and Nelson Street yesterday but were not required. The Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade were called assist the Hororata and Darfield brigades on Saturday with a car accident on Harpers Road, near Lake Coleridge at 2pm. The occupant suffered minor injuries. The Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade had an early wake up at 1.46am on Saturday to help with a medical emergency.

Bees settle in maple tree There was a hive of activity around Ian and Mary Harrison’s property on Friday afternoon as a queen bee brought her minions to visit. The Wellington street couple were inundated with thousands of bees just following their leader on a later than usual summer jaunt. The swarm arrived just before 3pm, causing concerned parents to contact Hampstead School who had teachers in place to divert the children to the other side of the road, as bees flew drunkenly around. “There was a cloud of bees, just

bees everywhere,” Mr Harrison said. It was the third time a swarm had settled in their front section in the past five years and Mr Harrison joked “we are just nice people” as the attraction. However, it was the first time they had landed up in the Maple Tree, in the past they had settled lower in another bush. The Harrisons were waiting for apiarist Russell Smith to collect the swarm and were advised it was late in the season for a swarm - they usually moved around in The swarm of bees in a Hampstead tree. October.

Private enterprise rather than local authorities should be the driving force behind residential subdivisions, says Ashburton mayor Angus McKay. While the council is about to embark on another round of residential subdivision on its Albert Street land, Mr McKay said his philosophy was that housing subdivisions were better off in the hands of private developers. The council has owned the Albert Street land for many years, with subdivision starting in 2005 when there was a shortage of affordable sections in Ashburton. It initially sold four sections for an eco-friendly housing development and then went on to open up another 21 lots. Just one remains unsold today and the second and final stage that will see 29 sections come to the market, is awaiting resource consent. The council also owned 18 sections at Lake Hood, acquired in a cash for land deal struck with the Lake Hood Trust in 2009. Just five of those remain unsold. That was a one-off deal, said Mr McKay, that ensured Lake Hood and an area of reserve land remained in the community’s hands. When the deal was announced in October 2009, many ratepayers were outraged that the council was investing $3.7 million of ratepayers’ money in the project. At that time the park’s assets, including Lake Hood were estimated to carry a value of $23 million, with tradeable assets valued at $13 million. These transferred to the council. Mayor at the time, Bede O’Malley, described the council’s investment as one that would have huge benefits for the community across many generations. While he did not support the council involvement in residential subdivisions, Mr McKay said he did support the council’s involvement in industrial land subdivisions such as the North East Business Estate. “The industrial estate is different because the council did Riverside and that’s nearly all gone. This type of subdivision is about attracting new industry to Ashburton for the good of the community.” The council also owns 21 Glasgow lease sections in urban Ashburton. These can be freeholded on request.

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Extra effort shows in NCEA results By Myles HuMe

You could sense in Grant McMillan’s voice how proud he was of Ashburton College’s latest NCEA results. “We have been steadily improving on our results, but for us in 2013 we passed some significant points we have been aiming for. “Those are to get past the national average and decile seven level, and also have the vast majority of our students leaving with Level 2. “For us, 2013 was pretty special because we passed some of those aim points we have had for two or three years now.” The college has seen significant rises in all NCEA levels based on 2013 provisional results, with the Level 1 and 2 pass rates higher than the national average, while Level 3 has seen an 8.6 per cent rise on 2012 within the school. Mr McMillan said there was “no silver bullet” to the college’s 2013 success, after admitting last year the results were rising but not where the college wanted them to be. He said the college had reviewed courses in previous years, worked closer with families, tasked pupils with taking more responsibility for their learning while staff had worked hard to ensure the best outcomes. “There’s no one or two things, it’s been about a whole lot of extra effort.” Mr McMillan said he was most impressed with Level 1 results, which reached 90.1 per cent, 9.3 per cent above the national average. He said a focus on attendance

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played a big role in that lift, after the college conducted research which found pupils were less likely to pass if their attendance slipped below 83 per cent. “We dedicated a whole lot of extra effort in that area and the board put some money into a staff member to focus on that. It’s played a big role, but is not the only factor, making sure that we actually focus on getting students there and engaged.” Mr McMillan spoke of the “continuous improvement”, and it was vital the college built on last year. “Schools sometimes talk about the cohort effect, and there has been a bit of that and we are aware of it, but the rewarding thing for us is we have been improving for four or five years regardless of the cohort.”


Protestors make point beside highway By Toni WilliaMs

A handful of protestors got together in downtown Ashburton on Saturday to oppose deep sea oil drilling off the South Island’s East Coast. The location of the protest became its biggest ally. Banners on the Beach – Ashburton, was one of 18 Greenpeace-associated gatherings planned throughout the South Island on the day. The other protests were placed at coastlines but Ashburton’s was at Baring Square West. Ashburton organiser Katie Esler had hoped for 30 people at the Ashburton rally but was more than happy with the exposure they had on West Street. “We got heaps of attention, lots of people stopped and asked

questions,” she said. Those that believed oil and gas was going to create jobs and bring in money were told some facts and “you could see their minds ticking over”. Mrs Esler said creating awareness of the environmental risks of deep sea oil drilling by American company Anadarko off the East Coast was one of the main points of the protests. She felt because of the midtown location, (instead of at the coast) they really reached people. Mrs Esler said as an oil-dependent nation, Kiwis needed to look at other options. “That’s what we want to change.” The protests were timed as the Anadarko drillship, Noble Bob Douglas, arrived 60km off the Dunedin coast this week to

begin a deep sea oil and gas exploration well. Greenpeace also wanted to promote better use of renewable energy. “Oil drilling is costly, risky and will ultimately assist towards

catastrophic climate change.” “It’s not safe, it’s not needed, we need to look at renewable energy.” “There is no future in oil, New Zealand must build a future on a smart clean economy.”

Protestors show their opposition to deep sea oil drilling off the South Island’s east coast at Barring Square on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 150214-tM-193

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Time for couple to downsize motorhome lifestyle By Toni Williams

Motorhomes, caravans and campervans of all sizes rolled into town for the Ashburton Motorhome Extravaganza at the weekend. They parked up at the Ashburton Showgrounds and, as intended, the people came in their hundreds to see them. The Netherby Home and School did a roaring trade as the amount of food sold over the two days made it a worthwhile fundraiser. There were also other food sellers on site to lend it a festive atmosphere. The annual event, organised by Bev and Murray Meadows, invited motor home sellers to rent a site and set up camp for two days, opening their doors to potential buyers in a one-stop location. Jenny and Norm, of Hakatere, were on site to sell their beloved Ashvegas – a nine-metre 1985 Mitsubishi Fuso ex-coach motorhome. It had a one-day price of $50,000.

It was fully kitted out, came with a kitchenette, queen sized bed, shower and toilet and its own chippy wood fire. It takes an HT licence to drive it. Jenny and Norm were reluctantly selling the motorhome to downsize. They already had a six-metre Toyota Coaster – that did not need an HT licence. It would be easier to drive in town destinations. They had owned Ashvegas for 12 years and had toured the country covering from Kaitaia to Bluff, to whitebaiting on the West Coast. It was going to be missed. “It’s a great way of life,” said Jenny. “If we were younger, we would live in this full time,” said Norm, of the motorhome. Norm said if the motor home did not sell, its price would revert to $55,000. He said anyone could get in touch, “people know who we are”. The extravaganza was well supported with around 400 motor homes on site that included those potential buyers.

Norm shows the pantry. Hidden compartments are just part of compact living on a motorhome. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 160214-tM-068


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Norm and Jenny are selling Ashvegas – a nine-metre Mitsubishi Fuso motorhome. They were onsite at the Ashburton Motorhome Extravaganza over the weekend. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 160214-tM-070


Kiwis to help put out fires More Kiwi firefighters are heading across the Tasman to battle blazes in Victoria. Eighteen New Zealand rural firefighters will leave today and a further 13 will wing their way to the fire-stricken southern state on Friday after Victoria’s Fire Commission asked for more help to tackle widespread bushfires. An initial team of 44 rural firefighters was sent just over a fortnight ago, and have spent most of their time building containment lines and back-burning in the Orbost area of East Gippsland. Most of them will return home this week, although nine have volunteered to stay on. The rural firefighters are made

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A leading property firm is setting up a team to fight for compensation over houses that have been contaminated by methamphetamine. National valuation company Prendos was first to highlight the leaky homes crisis in the mid-1990s. It now says that hundreds of millions of dollars could have been wiped off the value of residential properties used as P labs. Prendos director Gordon Edginton said the firm had set up a specialist section for people who have lost money on a methcontaminated home, after noting a sharp increase in the number of people seeking help and advice. “It is believed that in the past 15 years up to 20,000 properties in the Auckland region alone could be affected,” Edginton said. “That would equate to about $600 million being lost as these properties become stigmatised.”

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Six year old Harriet Hill is all concentration mid-bomb enjoying the final weekend of swimming at the Tinwald Pool. She is pictured with Shane Hill (left), Hayden Robertson and Cameron Hill, 4. A few people made good use of the


warmer weather at the weekend to head to the outside pool, where the water temperature usually sat around 29 degrees. The Tinwald pool has closed for the season a couple of weeks earlier than normal because of low numbers through the gate

– due largely to the lack of hot summer days. It was deemed not cost effective to keep the pool open any longer. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 150214-tM-284


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Three years Gatecrasher badly beaten since quake hit Chch By Jimmy Ellingham

People are invited to throw flowers and leave messages of hope at various sites around Christchurch as part of the River of Flowers commemoration events planned on the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake this weekend. The sites are along the Avon, Heathcote and Liffey rivers, and at the estuary. The events will be organised by 12 different communities within the city. People are asked to bring their own flowers and notes to tie onto the Trees of Hope. The idea was designed to give people a chance to connect with each other and share their experiences, and hopes for the future. The various sites will be open from 8am to 8pm but community groups will be on site between 12.30 to 1.30pm. There will be a minute silence at 12.51pm. For an up dated list of locations people should visit www.

An eyewitness watched in horror as a man getting evicted from a party near Eden Park was seriously assaulted after the first day of the NRL Auckland Nines. The 23-year-old was taken to Auckland Hospital where he remained in a critical condition yesterday with family by his side after the incident on Bellwood Ave in Mt Eden shortly after 8pm on Saturday. Nobody at the property where the party was held would answer the door yesterday and a man inside asked APNZ to leave. A witness to the assault said partygoers began drinking on Saturday morning and there was no trouble during the day. However, passersby were wandering into the property and the house’s tenants were forced to shut their gates to try to keep people away. This proved unsuccessful and the witness said he heard a lot of “who the hell are you” type comments to uninvited guests. He estimated there were 20 to 30 people present by the time of the assault.

A vintage aircraft that left the runway yesterday at a south Auckland airport suffered some damage, but those on board are okay. Emergency services were called to Ardmore Airport about 11am when a Tiger Moth got into difficulties. It appeared the aircraft had a mechanical failure as it attempted to take off, said Inspector Tony Edwards of northern police communications. “It did get airborne for a short period of time. Initial indications are that the engine may have stopped.” Two people on board were checked by ambulance staff at the scene and were not injured.

It began with shouting, which turned into a scuffle and then became a fight. “I went outside and I saw them trying to evict this guy from the premises by dragging him,” the witness said. As this happened, punches were thrown. “He got beaten up quite badly. This guy was drunk, wanted to have a few beers, decided to gatecrash somewhere, meets people who don’t want him there and a fight occurs. “It’s such a sad thing, both for the people who might have hurt this guy and the person who got hurt. It didn’t need to

happen,” the witness said. “My thoughts go out to this poor guy ... I was totally horrified by what happened.” The incident was out of step from the “jovial atmosphere” around Eden Park. “What happened was not a reflection of what happened at the stadium or the nines,” the witness said. Police say the injured man and his brother left the league and made their way to the Bellwood Ave property just before the assault. Ambulance staff were first on the scene, followed by police a short time later. “Staff have spoken to residents and partygoers and are trying to get to the bottom of what took place and who is responsible for the young man’s head injuries,” Auckland CIB Detective Inspector Chris Cahill said. Police secured the property and had “all but completed” the scene examination by early yesterday afternoon. Police tape had been taken down and the only visible reminder of the night before was a pair of handcuffs hooked around a fence picket. - APNZ

An elderly tramper was rescued by helicopter after he fell in the Tararua Ranges near Wellington yesterday. The Hutt Valley man, aged in his 70s, suffered moderate injuries when he fell near a stream on Mt Holdsworth, Life Flight rescue service crewman Dave Greenberg said. A member of the public raised the alarm with a Department of Conservation ranger, who notified emergency services. - APNZ

Shingles increasing Having a nasty bout of shingles is becoming more common in New Zealand, with the numbers of those at high-risk of infection on the rise. According to immunisation expert Dr Stewart Reid, those aged between 45 and 85 have a 40 per cent chance of developing shingles - which stems from the same virus as chicken pox. Those who lived to see 85 were at even higher risk, with odds moving to one-in-two, he said. Dr Reid, who works at Lower Hutt’s Ropata Medical centre, estimated there were about 20,000 shingles cases each year in New Zealand. Shingles patients develop painful rashes. - APNZ

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1393 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 8, 9, 17, 19, 24, 28. Bonus number: 10. Powerball winning number: 3. Strike: 24, 28, 19, 8.

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Chertsey welcomes new teachers, students By Myles HuMe

Chertsey School has freed up more than $25,000 this year thanks to a significant spike in its roll. Principal Kerrin Lester now hopes that extra cash can be spent on new resources and to replace old equipment for the 30 pupils she expects to have enrolled by the end of the year. Chertsey School was forced to fund a teaching position for six months last year, costing about $26,000, after its allocated staffing entitlement from the Ministry of Education dropped when its roll fell below 26. The cost was significant for a small school like Chertsey. “The board wanted to ensure we kept two classes running for the whole year . . . the ministry’s magic number is 26 and we ended up with 25 so we were one child off (maintaining the staff funding), but I guess they have to draw a line in the sand.” Spirited fundraising efforts from the school’s home and school group went a long way in funding the teaching position, and the school was able to dip into reserves budgeted in anticipation of the funding loss. However, fortunes have turned after the school began with a 24-strong roll this year, with predictions it will soon reach 30. It means the ministry funding has returned, effectively freeing up the money raised by the home and school group and cash saved in its reserves. “It means that money can now be utilised within the school for purchasing other resources, or replacing equipment, it is a real positive for us,” she said.

New Chertsey School teachers Sharon Crowe (left) and Sarah Gaskin with pupils and principal Kerrin Lester. The school has had its Ministry of Education funding revived for a teaching position this year. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 130214-tM-026


Greens promise loans By Isaac DavIson Government will loan households up to $15,000 at low interest rates to help them install solar power if the Greens are elected. Party co-leader Russel Norman launched the new energy initiative yesterday in Auckland, estimating that it would save a family $100 on electricity bills a year. “Power prices have risen 22 per cent since National came to power, which means energy companies are making big profits while ordinary New Zealanders struggle to pay their bills,” Dr Norman said. Under the proposed scheme, New Zealanders would be able to borrow the full cost of installing photovoltaic panels and then pay it back via their council rates over 15 years. Greens had a target of 30,000 installations in three years, and hoped that the boost for the solar industry would create 1000 jobs and also make the technology cheaper by increasing demand. The party said that a typical solarpowered system cost $10,000, and households would be able to get loans of up to $15,000. Interest on the loan would be charged at the Crown’s low sovereign interest rate - currently 4.1 per cent. This rate was not fixed, and could increase over time. Greens’ policy document said that a 3kW solar-powered system would produce $1000 of electricity a year. Because households would be paying

off the loan at $900 a year, it was expected to save families $100 each year for the first 15 years. Any excess power generated could be sold back to the grid. The panels were expected to have a lifespan of 25 years. Dr Norman said that availability of finance was one of the key barriers to uptake of solar in New Zealand. The new policy aimed to remove this obstacle. Greens did not believe that solar needed subsidising, like in other countries where homeowners were paid more than the market rate for electricity that they produced. The scheme would be cost neutral for the Crown, and the administrative cost for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority would be up to $1 million a year. At present, around 50 homes installed solar power a month in New Zealand, though that rate was expected to be increased by new developments in Christchurch. The announcement was the second key plank of Greens’ energy policy. The party has already made a joint promise with Labour to create a single electricity buyer if they come into power.

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Milk bank open for business By Toni Williams

Breast is best just got a big push with a pasteurised human milk bank opened at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, at Christchurch Women’s Hospital, specifically for preterm babies. It was estimated the set-up cost was around $150,000. The operational costs were under the unit, which was why the milk was only available to high risk infants in the unit, but it could roll out into maternity and the wider community if funding increased. It was the first hospital-based pasteurised human milk bank in New Zealand. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit paediatrician Dr Maggie Meeks said more than 800 babies a year were admitted to the unit and

It was estimated the set-up cost was around $150,000 many were expected to benefit from the pasteurised donated milk. Formula had been used in the past. She said preterm babies were unable to breast feed immediately after birth because of their lack of mature co-ordinated suck and swallowing abilities. “Our preterm babies have a need for optimal nutrition immediately after birth to promote brain growth equivalent to that which should have occurred in-utero and because of this we sometimes have to supplement with formula,” she said.

In the past, mothers had to express their breast milk, which was fed to the babies through a gastric tube. It often took days for increased volume. However, the preterm babies needed immediate nutrition. The milk bank was a significant achievement after years of planning and working with stakeholders towards pasteurising mothers’ excess milk for the benefit of other babies in the unit. “We couldn’t have done this without the support of the local Canterbury Neonatal Unit Trust Fund and the Canterbury District Health Board and

we are extremely grateful for their support,” Dr Meek said. She also thanked people who had donated money to the trust fund. “Breast milk is the milk all babies should have wherever possible but it is particularly important for babies who are unwell and the preterm babies in the NICU.” “The long term savings and health gains of this innovation to support feeding with breast milk are wide ranging,” Dr Meeks says. “The opening of this milk bank will reinforce the message that the neonatal unit promotes the importance of breast milk and supports mothers who wish to breast feed. “These benefits may be expanded to the maternity unit and community if further specific funding is made available.”


Tyres slashed The deliberate slashing of 12 tyres on airport shuttle vans has raised suspicion about a taxi war in Dunedin. On arguably his busiest day of the year, the manager of Airport Shuttles Dunedin woke to discover all the tyres on two of his vans with luggage trailers had been slashed overnight. The vehicles were parked in Bowler Ave, Mornington and were tampered with about 2am Saturday, he said. The manager, who asked not to be named, had taken almost 300 bookings for Saturday, mostly from tertiary students arriving in Dunedin to start their first semester. He believed a rival was behind the wilful damage, which was “definitely not random”. - APNZ

Small crowd Mission Concert organisers have no plans to bail out even though Saturday’s concert attracted one of the event’s smallest crowds in its 21 years. Estimates put attendance at less than half the 25,000 sellout attracted by a 67-year-old Rod Stewart two years ago. But Mission Estate Winery boss Peter Holley expects tracking of stars for the 2015 concert will be well under way before any review of this year’s event is complete. Fans rated the show put on by Ronan Keating, Leo Sayer, Billy Ocean, Mel C, Sharon Corr and the local supports as being up there with the best. - APNZ

Thieves target Ellis Thieves have been caught on camera jumping into the front yard of former All Black Marc Ellis and stealing his children’s bicycles. Ellis’ wife, jewellery designer Agustina Mon, posted home security footage of the burglary on her Facebook page on Thursday night. The three-minute clip shows the faces of at least two of the thieves, who took two bikes and a scooter - Christmas presents for the couple’s preschoolers Sofia and Tomas. Ellis said yesterday he had found the bikes dumped down the hill from their Westmere home but had still not found his son’s scooter. Nothing else was taken. - APNZ

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Children learn about the environment By Toni Williams

Preschoolers at Thomas Street Kindergarten have been learning about composting, growing vegetables and whether worms prefer banana or biscuits as part of sustainable environmental practice. The initiative was to help the kindergarten cut down on rubbish and give the toddlers insight into growing produce and

being good to the environment. Thomas Street Kindergarten teacher Claire Means said the preschoolers learned about sustainable environmental practices after a review showed they could do better for the environment. A number of changes had been made. They now collected food scraps, recycled yoghurt containers or used them for planting seeds and grew veg-

etables to eat. So far they had harvested tomatoes and silverbeet and eaten them in quiche. However, there were still beans, potatoes and sweet peas to yield crops. The children had taken to the new practices, separating food scraps and keen to feed the birds or the worms or put leftovers into the compost bin. If it could not be recycled from kindergarten, it was sent home

with the children. Wastebusters manager Sharon Breakwell had taught the children about their worm farm, and the best food to feed worms. She had also talked to them about compost bins (donating a bin to the kindergarten) and paper making. Mrs Means said they had planted flowers and sunflower seeds to make the area more visually appealing.

Parents are using potentially dangerous medications to get hyped up kids to sleep at night. Lucy Shieffelbien, of the National Poisons Centre, said many parents were regularly giving kids antihistamines or paracetamol before bed. While many of the medications are safe for allergies or as pain relief, they are not intended as sedatives and exceeding the recommended doses could cause serious problems. She said the practice was more widespread than people realised. “It often comes up as a topic of conversation at seminars and presentations I have given. Some antihistamines have sedating properties but should only be given for bonafide reasons such as allergic reaction and not as a pseudo sleeping aid. Parents sometimes use paracetamol as a settling agent if their child is a bit grizzly ... it does not have any sedating properties whatsoever.” - APNZ

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Daughter upset at early release By Jimmy elliNgham The daughter of slain south Auckland man Raymond Mullins turns 42 today, but she will not be celebrating. Instead Leigh-Anne Mullins is “pissed off ” that one of the women who murdered her father will walk free from prison. Daniella Bowman has been granted an early release just three months after misleading


Parole Board members about her job prospects, something Miss Mullins cannot believe. Last November Bowman told the board she had a job lined up and her employer had agreed to give her a month off work when she was released. In reality, the employer rebuffed the leave request and Bowman resigned. “To put it frankly, she had lied,” the board said in a report. However, in a majority deci-

sion, five board members decided Bowman could be released today after being in custody since 1999, the year of the brutal killing her 2-year-old son witnessed. Bowman was 18 at the time. Sisters Natalie Fenton, who was 15, and Katrina Fenton, who was 19, were also found guilty of murder. Miss Mullins said she was “ropable” over today’s release,

which her family have opposed every year always making oral submissions at Bowman’s parole hearings. The Parole Board said Bowman continued to have good support and, since last year, had had no incidents of prison misconduct and had been drug-free. Among her release conditions is a ban from Auckland and an order that she can associate with or communicate with Katrina

and Natalie Fenton only if she is given permission by her probation officer. Miss Mullins is upset at this too, and would like to see the offenders banned from having any contact. She said she was unhappy that both Bowman and Katrina Fenton have been released into the Wellington area. Katrina Fenton was granted parole in 2012 and is said to be making good progress. - APNZ


Support for injector petition By ToNi williamS

The online petition to help fund adrenaline auto-injectors has 7270 supporters and is now collecting signatures offline as well. Petition organisers want 230 more signatures to support the petition. The petition was calling for auto-injectors such as Epipen and Anapen to be Pharmacsubsidised. Ashburton St John dealt with 25 people suffering from allergic reactions last year, which could have been eased if adrenaline auto-injectors were more affordable. Anaphylaxis was the serious and life-threatening allergic reaction to a substance – often food, insect bite or sting but different people had intolerances to a range of substances. Petition organiser Helen Richardson, of Wellington, said if anyone wanted paper copies of the document they could email her at Anyone interested in putting their name to the petition can go to http://www. the-honourable-tony-ryall-review-arrangements-for-funding-of-epinephrine-auto-injectors-for-emergency-treatmentof-anaphylaxis-in-nz Mrs Richardson also planned to attend the Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show in Wellington from March 22–23 with the petition. She said Allergy New Zealand, Coeliac New Zealand, Endometriosis New Zealand and Asthma New Zealand would have people on site to offer advice and information.

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Designer dog the perfect family pet By Sue NewmaN

Once the pet of the frivolous or French, the poodle has now become the master breed of choice in the canine world. But rather than poodles in their hundreds stepping out on Ashburton streets, there are dozens of dogs of all shapes and sizes who can officially tag an oodle or two onto their breeding. And while that might have the purists in the canine world calling foul, the designer dog that has a poodle in its pedigree is now first choice for many families. Ask Methven woman Sally-

Ann Kircher. Their family is run by labradoodle Kady. Sally-Ann grew up with poodles, husband Al with Labradors. When it came time for a new dog, compromise was needed, a labradoodle the result. Eight year-old Kady is the perfect family pet and combines the dominant characteristics of both breeds – the greedy lab and the bouncy, intelligent poodle. He has no health issues, no personality defects and while he moults a little more than the designer breed should, Mrs Kircher says that’s because he’s a first generation cross. Once labradoodle crosses with labradoodle the shedding

decreases, but that’s not the only thing to change, according to the breed’s creator Wally Conron. He crossed a Labrador retriever with a standard poodle in the late 1980s to help a blind woman. She needed a guide dog but her husband was allergic to dog hairs. The low shedding poodle was the perfect cross for the job. Today, however, Mr Conron says he believes he opened a Pandora’s box with his designer dog. Continued crossing and inbreeding is leading to dogs with congenital physical defects and health problems and in some

cases dogs where any shred of intelligence has disappeared. His original labradoodle paved the way for a wave of other crosses. Overnight the poodle found itself mixed with the large, the small, the beautiful and the downright ugly in the canine world. One of the most popular crosses is the spoodle, often seen walking Ashburton streets. And for at least one owner, Lee-Anne Jary, twoyear-old Archie is as good as it gets. He was easy to train, obedient, a bundle of energy and loyal but best of all, thanks to his poodle ancestors he doesn’t smell and he doesn’t shed.

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If you’re in paid employment in the Ashburton District there’s a one in three chance you’ll be working on a farm or building houses. The 2013 Census shows that agriculture, forestry and fishing and the construction industry are responsible for providing work for 5364 of the district’s total employment pool of 16,653. On its own, the agricultural sector provides just under 25 per cent of the district’s jobs with 2790 men and 1170 women listing this as their work industry; construction is responsible for the pay packets of 1407 people – 1197 men and 207 women. Agriculture might employ the greatest numbers but it is the construction sector that has shown the most significant growth since the 2006 Census, with numbers up from 918, an increase of 53 per cent. Both employment sectors are still predominantly the domain of males, but the number of women in both is growing. Women now make up about one third of agricultural em-

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ployees, almost unchanged since 2006. In construction the male–female ration also remains static with about 15 per cent of those employed women.

There has been a dramatic gender shift in the education and training sector, however, over the past seven years. In 2006 men made up 19 per cent of the district’s 672

employees in this sector; today while employment numbers have risen more than 25 per cent to 849 the number of males in the sector has decreased to 15 per cent.


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A Rotorua woman who drowned at Pukehina Beach while trying to save her partner had been swimming safely there hours before the tragedy, a witness says. Frances Webster, 53, died shortly after being dragged unconscious from the surf by rescuers at the beach, near Rogers Rd, on Saturday afternoon. Ms Webster had jumped into the sea to help her 45-year-old partner, who was caught in a rip about 100m from shore. Emergency rescue crews with lifesaving buoyancy aids and a jet skier tried unsuccessfully to help Ms Webster as she struggled in the rough conditions. Fisherman Ian Burgess, of Rotorua, saw the tragedy unfold. He spotted a fishing rod on its own bent over further along the beach. When he walked toward it he saw a man in trouble in the surf, yelling for help. The sea conditions, which had been relatively calm, got increasingly worse as the tide changed and the wind got up, he said. “I thought ‘he is in big trouble’ - the waves were charging in on him and I got pretty concerned and rang 111.” Mr Burgess then saw Ms Webster swim out to help. “She couldn’t quite reach him because of the rough sea and they started to both get into trouble.” A Pukehina Volunteer Fire Brigade rescuer with a buoyancy belt swam to the man but was unable to reach Ms Webster, he said. Volunteer firefighters on shore attempted to throw a rope to Ms Webster as she swam on her back towards the beach. “We just couldn’t get the rope close enough to her,” Mr Burgess said. Ms Webster was eventually brought back to shore unconscious, he said. “The rescue people worked on her for around 20-25 minutes but were not able to save her. “It was a really tragic thing to happen,” said Mr Burgess. “Only a few hours beforehand the conditions were quite safe and the couple had been happily swimming [at] the beach.” - APNZ

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Top left: Sue and Peter Horgan inspect the mobile homes on sale at the extravaganza. Top right: Chris Potbury and Dan and Heather Ross check out the storage space in a motorhome for sale at the Ashburton Motorhome Extravaganza at the weekend. Left: Hayden Robertson and Bella, 6, have fun in the water at Tinwald Pool. Right: Savannah Todd, 5 enjoys splashing around at the final weekend of the Tinwald Pool before it closes for the season.

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Watch out for scams Coen Lammers EDITOR


he scammers around the world seem to have ramped up their efforts and Mid Canterbury is definitely on their radar. Reports are mounting that locals are being targeted by phone or email, with some old schemes but also with some new versions. Local police on Friday even sent out a press release to warn people against any scams, a move that indicates the significant level of intrusion in the Mid Canterbury community. For most of us, the avalanche of emails and late-night calls are a mere annoyance. We delete the emails, hang up the phone and move on. For other, more trusting citizens, these calls and emails can be the start of financial ruin. Once the scammers earn the trust of their victim, the damage can end up in hundreds of thousands and cost people their life savings. Most of us have become pretty savvy and cynical about these approaches but thankfully, or unfortunately, there are still enough nice folks around who take people at their word, even if they don’t know them. Often they end up learning an expensive, harsh lesson about our modern society. With the advent of modern technology, criminals in the dark corners of the world can reach each of us and we need to be vigilant. We need to look after our own affairs, but also those of others who we deem to be susceptible to these approaches and educate them about the dangers of the online world. The basic rule is not to trust any approach by someone you can’t identify, by phone or email. And if they make any offers that are too good to be true, they normally are. Many folks are offered great riches in return for a small deposit and sadly the desire for a quick buck overrules our common sense. So next time some stranger asks you for your credit card details or repeatedly rings your phone, use the idea of one of our readers and blow a whistle into the phone. See if they ring back after that.




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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Have you been targetted by scammers?

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es, the ingredients for a real political boil-up - or boil-over? - are brewing busily. The search for a winning recipe is well and truly on. The Issue: Healthy pragmatism versus the “grovelling” Uturn; the far-sighted flexibility of a change of policy in view of changing circumstances or a cynical grab for votes and a grubby extension of time in government? In which category, therefore, are we to put Mr “Sunny” Key’s slightly coy admission that this time round - as compared with his ringing refusals to do so in the last two elections - he might be prepared to negotiate with the “king maker” himself, Mr Winston “I’m never far away” Peters and his ubiquitous Party, NZ First? Now that the said Winston and his less than visible party colleagues have apparently passed the magic five per cent entry barrier - at least in a still very early poll - the possibility of Mr Key actually and publicly eating humble pie seems to have become more likely. Even so, to add yet another notch to his well-oiled bauble-belt Winston may have to come to the party - and the Party - sooner than he is usually prepared to do. In other words, his normally post election decisions will this time have to be outlined before the vote so people have the option of knowing just where they may stand before they cast their precious vote. So it could be down to, “Come clean, Winnie; show us what you’ll do with our vote if we decide to give it to you. Transparency in everything is now the name of the game. Tell us now, not then.” Alluring. Is it, as in an alluring alliterative outburst Mr Cunliffe would have it, that Mr Key’s possible softening towards Winston is but “the dance of desperation”. Yet must we always “read the lips” of the speaker and then revile him if subsequently those same lips come up with a distinct

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variation? So Winston can froth and foam and play hard ball but such an approach may not now have the appeal it once had. Perhaps he still hankers for a repeat of his famous refusal to endorse either main party after the 1996 election before, after six weeks of public guessing, finally, siding with National, something he had always said he would never even contemplate. For those weeks we had no official government; only a few noticed any difference. Meanwhile, the PM’s list of

potential post election associates may well have had a boost with the dumping of the Act old - John Boscawen - and the introduction of the new, philosopher Jamie Whyte as leader, David Seymour, veteran of Act Epsom campaigns past and now himself the candidate for that leafy Auckland suburb on which, as ever, the future of the Act Party depends and, probably, the PM’s too. Mr Dunne has his non Cabinet job back which may bring him welcome mana in Ohariu Belmont but after that it’s hard

to see other potential, qualified supporters emerging from the proverbial woodwork pre or post Election 14 prepared to be National saviours other than Winston and his “mob”, which is where we came in. Standing back - statesmanlike - from the fray, but also wishing to be seen to be “transparent” - what else? - Mr Cunliffe appears to feel his already-established link with the always-negative Greens should do the trick and see him safely onto the ninth floor of the Beehive come November.

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17 February 2014

Message from the Principal Board of Trustees News Kia ora and Greetings The year is off to a great start, with classes well underway and our staff and students fully involved in both classwork and our traditional College events, such as Athletics Prelims. During the last fortnight we have been busy analysing our NCEA results from 2013. To do this we use the provisional data on the NZQA website. This data is confirmed later this year, and the comparative charts and the like are published soon afterwards. As I have often referred to, our Board of Trustees has three ‘Pillars of Excellence’ for Ashburton College, being: • Exceptional Learning • Exciting Opportunities; and • Exemplary Citizenship Within these goals we have very clear objectives for the College in terms of being recognised as a leading provincial secondary school within New Zealand. As for any other social policy organisation, this involves good strategic and operational management of both the Enablers (Finances, Assets, Property etc) and of our core purpose of Education. Over the last few years we have worked hard to ensure the College’s progress in both of these focus areas. In the Enablers we have addressed our balance sheet, replaced furniture and equipment, continued refurbishing our buildings, and addressed some outstanding maintenance. However, as your Principal, the progress that I am proudest of is in our Education. Our staff and students, with the support of their families and our community, have worked hard to improve on the quality of our results for all of our students - in NCEA, and in other areas of learning and achievement. In NCEA we have had two long-standing benchmark measures: the ‘National’ average of all secondary schools in New Zealand; and the average for the other twenty six secondary schools most like us, as measured by ‘Decile’. For the last few years our NCEA results have been trending upwards, for all of our students and for differing groups of students within the College. 2013 marks a significant set of milestones for us – as we passed some of our standing benchmark measures. This was especially so in Level 1 NCEA where our 90% pass rate is above many other schools, and in Level 2 where our pass rate is above the National Average, and very close to our Decile target. Level 3 and University Entrance passes also show similar progress. Individual results can be tenuous things and often trends are more important, especially if the trend is one of continuous improvement. We still have ambitions for our students’ Education and for our College, including continuing to lift our NCEA pass rates and for even more students to achieve. But, for today, it is important to pause and reflect, and to say a very heartfelt “Thank You” to all of our staff, our students and their families for the marvellous work done in 2013 and the much deserved results that they achieved. Cheers Grant McMillan Principal

Staff - Farewell Justine Menzies On 21 February Justine Menzies, Teacher-in-Charge of the College’s Student Learning Support Unit, leaves Ashburton College for a position at Hornby High School, Christchurch. Justine has been at Ashburton College since March 2012 and in that time has given much energy, time and commitment to the students, families and staff associated with the work of the Unit. Justine’s work has been valued and she is wished well for future success.

Staff - Study Leave Claire Robertshaw Also on 21 February, Head of Arts and Languages Faculty, Claire Robertshaw uplifts her 32 week Ministry of Education Study Leave entitlement. Claire is wished well as she completes studies during this time. We will look forward to welcoming her back towards the end of this year. During Claire’s time away, students and families will work with Claire Bubb as Head of Faculty and Jenny Owens as Head of Art.

A warm welcome to all new and returning families to Ashburton College. As has been reported, the College has its largest cohort of Year 9 students in recent years. Many of these new students will find College a larger school than one they have been to before, however I know every effort will be made to make them feel welcome. The Board also welcomes all new staff to Ashburton College. To the returning staff I hope you all had a restful and relaxing break. Congratulations to those students who have been appointed in leadership positions within the College. Ensure you are aware of the responsibilities that these positions entail, knowing that you are in these positions for the duration of the College year. It is an important year for senior students, with NCEA being a focus.

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Ash-Dance 2014 Tuesday 25 February 7:00pm - approximately 8.30pm Ashburton Trust Event Centre All Styles of Dance – from Ballet to Hip Hop, Class Groups, Cultural Groups, Solo Performances. Tickets - $2.00 Available from the College Office, Student Counter, from lunchtime, Thursday 20 February 2014.

For those new to the NCEA system, you are encouraged to attend the Information Evenings that the College runs. Having analysed the preliminary NCEA Results from 2013 the College has had some great improvements in many areas. Notably, a 90% pass rate in NCEA 1 is the standout result, but also our Mãori and Pasifika results across NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 were all excellent with our Pasifika pass rate being higher than the national average in all NCEA levels and Mãori higher in Levels 1 and 2. A big thank you goes to all at Ashburton College who contributed to these results. What we need to do now is build on these results – I know the Board will be looking at how the Government’s expectation that 85% of all school leavers over the age of 18 have achieved NCEA Level 2 compares with our results. The Board will be setting the College’s Strategic Plan shortly and all parents and caregivers will have received a survey, that we urge you to respond to, which will assist us in our planning process. We have had staff feedback in a meeting held late last year and, together with parent/caregiver feedback, we will be working on the College’s Strategic Plan for the next 3-5 years. Also the Board will be having its elections later this year with three members’ terms ending. We will be looking for new members and I urge anyone who is interested to come along to a meeting (meetings are all open to the public) or contact a Board Member. It is also pleasing to finally see the Administration Block near to completion with new offices and meeting rooms. These are a huge improvement on what was previously in place. Finally I wish all students and staff good luck for 2014. David Rush Chairperson


For Parents/ Caregivers of Year 11 students and students who wish to attend Wednesday 26 February,

7.30pm in the College Auditorium. (for approximately 1-1½ hours)

A number of staff will discuss aspects of NCEA in their subjects, and how NCEA works. Staff will also be available to answer any questions or queries that you may have regarding the implementation of NCEA at our College. Further information will be issued to families.

Ashburton College Basketball Reminder: If you are interested in Playing for College this year Come to the scrimmage this Wednesday, 19 February, at the College Gym. Girls: 6:00pm - 7:15pm Boys: 7:15pm - 8:45pm The Week Day Competition starts Wednesday 26 February, till the end of the term.

Year 9 Parent/Caregiver Evening Meet the Staff Tomorrow, Tuesday 18 February As Parents and Caregivers of Year 9 students you are invited to College to meet with staff who will be working with your child at this year level. Your Year 9 student is welcome to attend also.  If your student is in Blue or Red House

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- please come to the Auditorium at 5:45pm

 If your student is in Green or Orange House - please come to the Auditorium at 6:15pm Following the welcome in the Auditorium you will be able to meet in designated classrooms where your student’s subject teachers will introduce themselves and briefly explain the year’s course and subject requirements. Information has been sent home with your child. The evening will conclude with tea and coffee and the opportunity for you to talk with teachers and other parents/caregivers. The evening will conclude around 7:30pm. We look forward to meeting with you all on this night.

Can You Help? College Canteen Volunteers Required The College Canteen is looking for volunteers to help with some food preparation and wrapping for 1-2 hours in the mornings. If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested and available to give some time on a rostered basis Please contact: Brenda Beach, Canteen Manageress, On 308 4193, ext 851; or 027 3784726; or email -

Coaching Positions We are also looking for “Expressions of Interest” in coaching positions for the year. The teams are Junior Boys & Girls and Senior Boys & Girls. If you are interested or have any questions please contact: Elfleda Dixon - or phone 027 323 2146.

Events - Activities

College Community Evening for Overseas Community Families

On Tuesday 04 February students from our Filipino, Indian and Pasifika Communities and their families were invited to an informal evening of fun, food and celebration with College staff. Students were also awarded certificates acknowledging successes they had achieved during the 2013 College year. The evening was an opportunity for those who attended to get to know each other and share their commitment to supporting and working for the successful experience and achievement of the students from international communities living in Ashburton. (Below ): Students enjoying the volleyball.

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Events - Activities Congratulations International Students – Day Out to Hanmer

International Department Director, Michelle Hosking, reports on a great beginning of year day out for our International Students, on Wednesday 05 February. A wonderful group of thirty six students, from over nine countries, and four staff spent the day at Hanmer Springs.

NZQA Scholarship Recipient Ashburton College is delighted to acknowledge Hannah Waters who attained two scholarships from the 2013 NZQA Scholarship Examinations. Hannah is commended and congratulated on her significantly high level of achievement, as are the teaching staff who supported her development. Annually, approximately 3% of Year 13 students gain a scholarship. (Pictured left): Hannah Waters, recipient of Scholarships in English and Geography.

The day involved us learning how to introduce ourselves in three different languages, and some photo fun team-building activities including hydro sliding and swimming.

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At a full College Assembly on Friday 07 February our Head Boy, Adam Tupper, and Head Girl, Sophie Congdon, addressed all students. Following this the Student Executive members were announced and presented with their badges, as were the House Leaders and House Executive members. All students are now ready to lead the College across academic, sporting, cultural and values successes.

Head Girl and Head Boy 2014 Sophie Congdon (left) and Adam Tupper (right) address students, encouraging all to look ahead to a year of learning, involvement, commitment and believing in self.

Student Executive 2014 Each of these members undertakes a specific leadership role and will head various committees, for which students will soon be elected.

With the rowing season now in full swing College rowers are again showing their ability on the water as a number build up to Summer Tournament Week and Maadi Cup.

Ashburton College had a very successful Regatta, which was completed in perfect conditions, on 01 and 02 February. Rowers attained placement into twelve A Finals and six B Finals, with key successes of – Gold Medal • Girls’ Novice Quad of Veronica Wall, Dana Logan Leach, Grace Wilson, Fran Connelly-Whyte and cox Maddie Evans. Silver Medals • Boys’ Under 17 Single: Matt Beveridge. • Girls’ Novice Double: Sarah Hazlehurst and Grace Wilson. • Girls’ Under 15 Double: Veronica Wall and Jordyn Kell. Bronze Medals • Girls’ Novice Four: Dana Logan Leach, Fran Connelly-Whyte, Sarah Hazlehurst, Jordyn Kell and Cox Maddie Evans. • Boys’ Under 17 Single: Benji Barry. The full team assembled after the South Island Championship Regatta, with coach Steve Beveridge at far left.

(Back row, left to right): Jake O’Grady, Lachie Davidson (Year 12), Awa Timothy, Claire Bubb (Staff Head of House). (Middle row, left to right): Joel Brunke, Brittney Davis, Brittany Butler. (Front row, left to right): Sally Cunneen (Year 12), Jack Hanrahan, (Co-Captain), Ashleigh Bell (Co-Captain), Paige Sheehan.

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(Back row, left to right): Ryan Walsh (Staff Head of House), Kate Whiting (Year 12), Scott Punselie (Year 12), Chelsea Corbett, Laura Harrison, Ari Settle, Matt Boote. (Front row, left to right): CJ Reyes, Sonya Leadley (Co-Captain), Ryan Hampton (Co-Captain), Maria Totolici.

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Ashburton College recognises and appreciates the value that our student leaders offer to the life and work of the College.


Ashburton College Rowing gained places in five A Finals and seven B Finals in this early season Regatta which was affected by wind, unfortunately requiring cancellation of Finals Day on the Sunday. ‘A’ Finals berths were gained by • Girls’ Under 16 Quad of Veronica Wall, Dana Logan Leach, Grace Wilson. Fran Connelly-Whyte and Cox Kate Whiting. • Men’s Club Single - Matthew Beveridge. • Women’s Novice Four - Dana Logan Leach, Fran ConnellyWhyte, Sarah Hazlehurst, Jordyn Kell and Cox Maddie Evans. • Women’s Novice Doubles - Sarah Hazlehurst, Grace Wilson and Veronica Wall, Jordyn Kell.

Each House Executive is made of Year 13 and two Year 12 students.

Meet Our College Student Leaders

Last Monday Family Form 9BC opened the College’s Ropes Course involvement at Geraldine High School, with their Family Form Teacher Kendra Eilken. The challenges the students undertake on the day develop team work, team building, trust and confidence; strengthening and building class relationships. (Pictured left to right) Lara Biggs and Shannon Body.

These groups of students have responsibility for encouraging student and House participation in events and, of course, encouraging strong competition for the much sought-after House Trophy.

(Back row, left to right): Kieran Hunt (Year 12), Angus Mackenzie, Tom Dudley, Devam Pandya. (Middle row, left to right): Annie McDonald (Year 12), Mary Kitchen, Michaela Broomhall. (Front row, left to right): Stacey Monk (Staff Head of Blue House), Brendan Whalley (Co-Captain), Heni Ede (Co-Captain), Jamie Philip.

(Pictured left): Nete Caucau and Toafa Touli enjoying the action. This year the group was also made up of Ashburton College Student Ambassadors whose role is to welcome and support new students from other countries, to College. They have been an outstanding group of young people who have taken their responsibility very seriously and have given new students to our College a true AshColl welcome by making sure they can find their classes, spending break time with them and explaining to their buddies (or student) the unique qualities of College life.

House Executives 2014

(Back row, left to right): Max Sexton, Sala Touli, Marjenta Chatterton, Ash McBride. (Middle row, left to right): Alex Dorreen, Madeleine Davidson, Imogen Reid (Front row, left to right): Jemma Rotch (Student Representative on the Board of Trustees), Adam Tupper (Head Boy) Sophie Congdon (Head Girl) Danielle McNab. Absent: Harry Ferguson

(Back row, left to right): Ashley Harrison, Lewis Gladden, Cheyenne Rose (Year 12), (Middle row, left to right): Taylor Miller, Devon Hamilton, Logan Coote (Year 12). (Front row, left to right): Kaweau Patea, Connor Wilson (Co-Captain), Stacey Hopwood (Co-Captain), Charlotte Leopold.

Events Calendar February 18

CHASE Hockey Academy, Nunweek Park, Christchurch Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:00pm, Turret Room, Menorlue 9RD Ropes Course, Geraldine High School Year 9 Meet the Teacher Evening, 5:45pm and 6:15pm, Auditorium 20 Aoraki Senior Indoor Volleyball, SBS Events Centre, Timaru Clothing Shop open, 10:00am – 1:00pm College Swimming Sports 21 9GD Ropes Course, Geraldine High School Trades Experience Course – St John Course 22 Cricket Boys’ 1st XI, Christchurch Schools’ Cricket League vs Christ College 1st XI, Christchurch, 10:30am start 23 Postponement Day - Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Touch – Qualifying 24 9GF Ropes Course, Geraldine High School 25 CHASE Hockey Academy, Nunweek Park, Christchurch AshDance 2014, 7:00pm start, Ashburton Trust Event Centre 26 9OF Ropes Course, Geraldine High School Year 11 NCEA Parent/Caregiver/Student Evening, 7:30pm, Auditorium 27 College Athletics Finals Day 28 9OE Ropes Course, Geraldine High School 28 Postponement Day, Athletics Finals 28-02 March SISS Senior Indoor Volleyball

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Cricket Boys’ 1st XI, Christchurch Schools’ Cricket League vs Christchurch Boys’ 2nd XI, 10:30am start, venue tbc. 02 Postponement Day, Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Touch 03 9RE Ropes Course, Geraldine High School HPV vaccinations for the Year 10 girls (who have not completed vaccinations) – information will be forwarded to families Newsletter 3 04 CHASE Hockey Academy, Nunweek Park, Christchurch 05 College Class Photos 06 Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Swimming 07-09 South Island Secondary Schools’ Tennis, Timaru 08 Aoraki Senior Secondary Schools’ Beach Volleyball, Caroline Bay, Timaru Cricket Boys’ 1st XI, Christchurch Schools’ Cricket League vs St Bede’s College,10:30am start, venue tbc. 08-09 Ashburton College Rowing, South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships, Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel

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In brief Toll now 140,000 The death toll in nearly three years of conflict in Syria has risen to more than 140,000 including nearly 50,000 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. In a new toll, the Britainbased NGO said 140,041 people had been killed since the uprising began in March 2011, gradually transforming into a bloody civil war. Of those, nearly 50,000 were civilians who included 7626 children, the group said. - AFP

Blizzard conditions Another round of snow has made its way into the Northeastern United States as people continue to dig out from earlier storms. Snow began falling in Boston at the weekend, and New England is expected to be hardest hit by the latest blast. The National Weather Service says up to 35.5cm of snow is expected in eastern Massachusetts. Connecticut could see 20 to 25cm along its Rhode Island border. New York City’s Central Park received 3.8cm of new snow after getting nearly 30cm of snow on Thursday. - AP

Protests over losses Soldiers and rescuers carry a woman to a truck for evacuation following an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, at the weekend. ap photo

Volcano death toll rises Four people are confirmed dead from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, with three airports reopening while four others have remained closed, officials say. Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main island of Java, spewed red-hot ash and rocks high into the sky late Thursday night just hours after its alert status was raised. “The airport in Malang city in East Java province, and Cilacap and Semarang cities in Central Java province have reopened. There’s no problem flying there now. We are now evaluating the status of other

airports,” Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said yesterday. Seven airports - including those serving international flights in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Solo and Bandung - were forced to close on Saturday due to thick ash that blanketed eastern Javanese cities. Ervan said the airports in Bandung and Surabaya are expected to reopen today, while the airport in Solo may reopen Monday and the one in Yogyakarta on February 18. On Friday, villagers in eastern Java described the terror of volcanic materials raining


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down on their homes, while AFP correspondents at the scene saw residents covered in grey dust fleeing in cars and on motorbikes towards evacuation centres. The volcano spewed grey smoke some 3000 metres into the sky yesterday, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, but added that “volcanic activity showed a slowing trend”. Transport Ministry director general of aviation Herry Bakti said the authorities “will continue to monitor the movement of ash in the air via satellite”. “We were informed by the

volcanology agency this morning that no more powerful eruptions are expected. So it is safe to fly and flights can resume. We will issue an update via notice to airmen,” he said yesterday. In an update, Nugroho said the death toll rose from three to four yesterday, after a 97-yearold woman died from breathing difficulties. He said 56,089 people are currently living in temporary shelters. The 1731-metre Mount Kelud has claimed more than 15,000 lives since 1500, including around 10,000 deaths in a massive eruption in 1568. - AFP


Britain braces for more floods Sodden communities along the River Thames are bracing for more floods as Britain counts the cost of a storm that’s claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power. At least three people were killed in separate incidents in Ireland, Britain and the English Channel after violent winds and heavy rain swept in from the Atlantic on Friday. Pulling down power lines and disrupting transport networks across the region, the storm brought fresh misery to floodhit communities in Britain, parts of which are suffering their wettest start to the year for 250 years. Prime Minister David Cameron warned at the weekend the worst was not yet over

as he visited the Thames-side village of Chertsey, west of London, to see how the military were helping bolster flood defences. “What we do in the next 24 hours is vital because tragically the river levels will rise again. So every sand bag delivered, every house helped, every flood barrier put in place can make a big difference,” Cameron said. More than 3000 members of the military are involved in the flood relief effort, as the government seeks to counter criticism that it was too slow to respond to the crisis. Fourteen severe flood alerts warning of a risk to life were in place along the River Thames at the weekend. - AFP

Thousands have taken to the streets in Madrid to protest the closure of four bottling plants of US soft-drink giant Coca-Cola that would affect 1250 workers. Demonstrators, some coming from other Spanish cities, carried banners condemning the layoffs and calling for a boycott of CocaCola. Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, the multinational’s only bottling company in Spain, said at the end of January the closures were needed to improve efficiency. But workers argue the layoffs are unjustified since the company is making a profit. Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, which currently has 4000 employees on its books, was founded last year by merging the seven bottling companies in Spain owned by the US brand. - AFP

Tourists still missing Seven Japanese women are still missing despite a two-day search after disappearing on a scuba diving trip off Bali. The group disappeared while diving near Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, small islands close to the southeast coast of the popular resort isle, police say. The seven - five tourists and two instructors - left Bali on Friday morning after renting a boat from the beach town of Sanur, the Kyodo news agency reports. Local police chief Nyoman Suarsika said on Saturday the group went for an afternoon dive in Nusa Penida’s Crystal Bay mangrove area and apparently did not surface. - AFP

Sinkhole in UK A 6-metre deep sinkhole has appeared under a quiet cul-desac in suburban England. People living in 17 homes close to the site in Hemel Hempstead, southeast England, have been evacuated as the hole, measuring about 11m wide and 6m deep, is investigated. “The hole, which is in a residential cul-de-sac, has mainly affected the road,” a Hertfordshire Police spokesman said. Police were told the sinkhole appeared in the road at 7.30am on Saturday. - PA

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Old Boys’ Cricket Club It’s 50 years since this glorious team from the Old Boys’ Cricket Club won the Ashburton County Cricket Association’s first grade competition. The summer of 1961-62 was a cracker for the team, which featured (back row, from left): B. T. Stroud, C. J. Lysaght, N. W. Bell, P. C. Nicoll, H. J. Cullen, G. J. Behrnes and (front row, from left) R. J. Conway, B. E. Tutty, P. L. Zouch (captain), J. K. Hooper (vice-captain), R. C. Bowman, and R. F. Millichamp. B. A. Coulter was also in the side, but not there for the photo.

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In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week it’s Janene Price, who is teaching English in the Spanish capital, Madrid.

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panish people love to party, but as Janene Price has found out, they do it very differently to Kiwis. Janene lives in the Spanish capital of Madrid, where she works teaching English, and loves the laid-back lifestyle of her new home country – now that she’s used to it. A typical day starts around 10am and at 3pm everything shuts down while people have a siesta – an afternoon nap. And Janene reckons whoever invented the siesta is a genius. “After a wee nap everyone gets back to work, the kids finish school around 5pm, parents come home from work around 8pm and dinner is never before 9pm. “In the weekend these times are even later and in summer it’s normal to have dinner at midnight. It’s crazy. It was really hard to get used to these new times but now I’m adjusted and I actually really like it.” At the weekend, she and her friends might have a few beers around 1am then go to a party or club around 4am or 5am. “Parties keep going until 10am, 11am usually. I don’t know how they do it. It’s totally normal to go to a party and see people of all ages there until the early hours,” she said. The Spanish are a very open and social culture. “Bars and restaurants are always full of people. It’s normal to see people drinking beers at 10am on a Tuesday and if you want to stay at home in the weekend you have to be really, really, really sick.” Janene arrived in Spain a vegetarian, but is now a part-time vegetarian. “They all thought I was absolutely nuts. The Spanish diet is very much meat based. They eat a lot of dried salted meats like chorizo, salami and Spanish Jamon. “I was being force fed meat, refusing to eat it and having to explain why I was vegetarian.” So she decided to embrace the culture and put her vegetarianism on hold. “I started trying the meats if I was offered. I was sick of saying no and I didn’t want to be rude. It is very hard to be a vegetarian in Spain so I’m trying to be a part time vego. Spanish people also ate bread and used oil like it was going out of fashion. “Spanish food is delicious but not so good on the waist line. There is a lot of amazing fresh seafood and heaps of tasty fruits and vegetables.”

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with Janene Price in Spain Each region of Spain has its own specialties. “So travelling Spain is like a party in your mouth. One province has the best smoked fish, the next has the best Paella, the next the best olives. “The Spanish diet for me is a constant battle between wanting to eat everything in sight and not wanting to return home double the size.” Janene left New Zealand shortly after her 21st birthday, first heading to Australia. “I travelled around Asia for a few months then ran out of money so returned to Australia to save as much as I could because I was hooked. “Travelling gave me a new passion in life, it showed me the possible never-ending freedom and took me totally outside of my comfort zone.” In Australia, she lived in Byron Bay, a small town right by the beach with all year round fun, music and adventure. She worked in a hostel there and met a lot of Spanish people who were there to learn English. “I had always been interested in learning Spanish because throughout my travels I have met so many amazing people and had incredible experiences, and the first step started with communication. “I’m not going to lie, I’m a talker. I enjoy conversations about anything and everything and I love meeting new people and hearing what they have to say. “I have seen so many people learning English, struggling

Former Ashburton woman Janene Price is loving life in her new home country, Spain. photo supplied

with it every day just to communicate with me, so I wanted to return the favour.” Janene said learning a new language was an important part of expanding your mind and opening your eyes. “As English speakers, we are lucky we speak the most universal language in the world, but why don’t we put more importance on learning languages in our education system like hundreds of countries do? “I started to feel more and more embarrassed admitting I only spoke English when I met so many people on a daily basis that could speak three, four or five languages. “When my best friend Maria had to return home to Spain, I knew it was fate so a few months later I left Australia and that’s where the journey began.” Having a few friends she’d met in Australia living there made her less nervous about dropping everything and moving to the other side of the world, along with the fact her sister lives in London. Now, she’s happily living in Madrid and teaching English to both children and adults. In Spain, all children have English classes at school so they need to practise speaking and having conversations in English. “Most adults who I help want to become more fluent in English for their jobs, studies or travelling. If you’re a fluent English speaker or have a high level of English, it’s the easiest way to work all over the world. There are courses you can take

online to become a qualified teacher and usually they help you find jobs and set you up in the country of your choice.” Demand was high for English teachers and English speaking au pairs. “If you register with a company, they usually find you a job and a host family to live with. Also most schools want native English speakers who don’t speak any Spanish because they want English to be the only language the children can communicate in. Spain and New Zealand have a good relationship so it’s easy for us to get working visas, Janene said. Every year there are 200 visas up for grabs for anyone under 30. Spain has proven a friendly place for a Kiwi girl to make a home. “Most Spanish people are very friendly. Being a tall, blonde, blue eyed girl it’s very obvious I’m not Spanish, so I get a lot of questions about where I’m from, what I’m doing here and lots of questions about New Zealand. People are very curious. “Spain is packed with people, there’s around 60 million in the country. So New Zealand living is the complete opposite of life here, and most people speak at least some English so it’s easy to get help if I need it.” She’s travelled most of the country, having seen almost every beach. “Every village, town and city in Spain is beautiful. Everywhere you go there are cathedrals, statues and monuments. Some parts look very

Morrocan, some have more of a middle-eastern flair and everywhere has elegance.” The north is beautiful, green and quiet with a rugged coastline and plenty of rain, while from the middle down it’s more like a desert. “The summer is scorching on the coast, in the middle and the south. “Summer is funny though. If you find a beach anywhere in Spain you’re sure to find hoards of white, freckly, fat tourists looking to get burnt to a crisp for their two-week holiday. “Spain is full of sun and sand in summer, but right now it’s winter and it’s actually snowing.” Janene sees herself in Spain for a while. “At the beginning it’s always hard in a new place with a new language, new food, new lifestyle. But now I am studying Spanish, I have great support from my English students and the family I am living with in Madrid. “Winter is nearly over, summer is coming and I can’t wait! In summer I want to move to one of the islands - Ibiza or Mellorca - and work in a tourist area and enjoy the Spanish summer. “My main goal is to leave Spain with money and a high level of the language so I may be here a while longer.” Once she’s conquered the language, the world will be her oyster. “It has always been a dream of mine to live and work in South America so that could be my next move.”

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Cape Town a cultural hub


’m normally not a morning person. But by 5am on my first day in Cape Town, the sun has risen high enough to peel back the curtain of night and reveal the majesty of Table Mountain. My balcony at the One & Only Cape Town hotel provides a front-and-centre seat for this morning tableau. Sleep no longer interests me. I sip hot tea, nibble the chocolate truffle left during turndown service the night before, slide open the doors and take in the view. Cape Town is a place that stays firmly grounded in its history yet bursts at the seams with excitement for its future. Almost nowhere is this more easily experienced than on a culinary tour of the city and its outlying wine region. Cape Town has become a new frontier for chefs around the world, such as Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, who opened his restaurant Nobu in the city in 2009. At every turn, it’s also possible to savour the traditional dishes, speckled and spiced with global influences, that helped shaped the region. On a sunny Saturday morning, locals pack in, elbow to elbow, to the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill, a bustling “village” of restaurants, cafes and shops. Local vendors sell organic dried fruit, dozens of types of mushrooms, freshly baked macaroons, flatbread pizzas, pork belly pies, ice cream and hundreds of other products and foods. I arrive with a small group on an excursion with two Cape

Cape Town, a cultural melting pot, has become a new frontier for chefs, as Stephanie Allmon found out on a recent visit.

Cape Town is a place that stays firmly grounded in its history yet bursts at the seams with excitement for the future.

Town food and travel experts, Dawn Jorgensen and Ishay Govender-Ypma, who run The Food and the Fabulous tour. Before 11am, I’ve tasted craft beers from Darling Brew, sipped a tall rooibos iced tea, chewed on tuna Biltong (a South African jerky) and sampled a favourite local pastry called a Flying Dutchman. This is just one example, our guides tell us, of an emerging

The Old Biscuit Mill, a bustling “village” of restaurants, cafes and shops.

“market culture” in Cape Town and a new commitment to support local farmers and food purveyors. The Old Biscuit Mill is where British chef Luke Dale-Roberts opened his fine-dining restaurant The Test Kitchen to rave reviews in 2010. In 2012, he followed up with the critically praised The Pot Luck Club, on the sixth floor in the silo of the Biscuit Mill. With the summer sun searing, our “fab food” tour later takes us a step further back in time, to the Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay Quarter of town. Once the home of freed slaves, the predominantly Muslim area - site of the oldest mosque in the country - has had an indelible influence on South African cuisine. A resident of the area guides us up and down the hilly cobblestone streets and leads us into a spice shop, where we can smell and taste the aromas and flavours - coriander, turmeric, garlic - that make this cooking, brought here in the 17th and 18th centuries by slaves

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favourite in a tasting of eight wines is the 2012 Director’s Reserve white, a blend of 74 per cent sauvignon blanc and 26 per cent semillon grapes. We later drive to the town of Paarl, to the Nederburg winery. Founded in 1791, Nederburg is one of the region’s best known wineries, recognised around the world not just for its award-winning wines but for its place in South African wine history. After a tasting of more than a dozen wines - my favourite is another white, a blend of eight grapes called Ingenuity. We sit on outdoor benches, relax on swings in the big trees and sink our feet into the lush lawn as we sip our last glasses of wine before heading back to the city. Back in Cape Town, as the sun sinks lower and the sky grows pinker on my last night, I spot it: the white tablecloth. Rolling in and spreading out over Table Mountain. It makes my last sunset in this city as memorable as the first sunrise. - MCT


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Top start for Sharks A last-gasp Patrick Lambie try earned the Coastal Sharks a bonus point as they outplayed fellow South Africans the Northern Bulls 31-16 n their Super Rugby opener. Five-eighth Lambie dotted down on 83 minutes after sustained pressure as the home side made a perfect start under new coach Jake White. A 2007 World Cup winner as Springboks coach, White moved to Durban after guiding the Brumbies to the final last year. And many pundits are predicting the ‘special one’ of rugby union could go a step further this season and steer three-time runners-up the Sharks to glory. The Golden Lions were shock 21-20 winners over the Central Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. - AFP

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Quade cleared of injury Quade Cooper has been cleared of a serious injury but remains in doubt of kicking off the Super Rugby season for Queensland against the Brumbies on Saturday night. Cooper spent Friday night in hospital after suffering neck damage in a heavy tackle by bulky back-rower Lopeti Timani late in the Reds’ 18-13 trial loss to the Melbourne Rebels at Ballymore. The Wallabies playmaker underwent X-rays which cleared him of any fracture while preliminary results from an MRI scan are also positive. But Cooper is suffering from an uncomfortable and restrictive kink in the neck after his chin impacted heavily on his chest after Timani struck him from behind as he offloaded. - AAP

Benji on the bench? This week’s Blues’ team announcement for their opening match of the season will be keenly anticipated due to the arrival of Benji Marshall, but the former league player is likely to continue his rugby education from the reserves’ bench. Marshall has played three halves at No10 in the pre-season losses against the Hurricanes, Waratahs and Chiefs, with an extra 15 minutes at fullback against the defending champions in Rotorua, and coach Sir John Kirwan is unlikely to give him a starting spot against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday. Kirwan has acknowledged the learning curve the 28-yearold Marshall is up against and has consistently said he won’t “expose” him, and that he is prepared to be patient. With Baden Kerr under an injury cloud due to a hand injury, all signs are pointing to the steady Chris Noakes wearing the No10 jersey at Forsyth Barr Stadium. - APNZ

Swifts win tourney The new-look NSW Swifts have made a strong statement heading into the trans-Tasman netball competition, winning the pre-season Summer Shootout in Melbourne. All 10 teams from Australia and New Zealand played six games across the weekend, with the Swifts (6-0) emerging the only unbeaten side. They clinched outright top spot with a 21-20 final round win over old rivals Melbourne Vixens (4-2). Shooter Karyn Bailey missed a late chance to equalise for the Vixens, who finished joint second with the Pulse, who were the best-performed Kiwi team and have added Silver Ferns legend Irene van Dyk to their roster for this season. - AAP

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Skiers burn up the lake By Jonathan Leask

Big scores were the order of the weekend as waterskiers chased national qualification standards in the Aquafest Three event tournament at Lake Hood. The entries for nationals closed on Friday and so a big number of skiers turned out looking to secure their qualification, and the Aquafest Slalom titles also went on the line. Saturday was all slalom and

Hayden Diehl took the Aquafest Open Slalom Trophy, scoring four buoys at 12m at 58km. Timaru’s Chris Brown was second and Gavin Green thirdequalling his own New Zealand senior men’s three record of four buoys on the 12m line at 55km. In the women’s slalom Lana Donaldson came out on top with Hannah Wright second and Rachel Donaldson third. George Donaldson took out the juniors with twin brother

Hugh second and Lachie Woodman third. The competitors were then chasing national qualifications and personal bests in trick and jump yesterday under ideal conditions. The biggest jump of the day was landed by Tom Green with a PB of 32.2m. Gavin Green had a 29.2m and Hannah Wright 297m, while Hugh Donaldson was the top junior with a 28.3m effort.

Josh and Leighton Hood both qualified for nationals in the jump, after Josh jumped 21m and Leighton 22.5m. There were also several good trick scores but they are still to be moderated. The Canterbury Slalom Championships are next weekend at Lake Crichton with Canterbury Regionals after that in March, two weeks before the National Championships in Auckland over Easter.


Future looks bright for Auckland Nines By kris shannon It was billed with a bit of hyperbole - The Greatest Weekend - but the Auckland Nines came close to delivering on that promise. Both the format and the event have to be considered successes following a sun-soaked weekend, with the future of the tournament appearing as bright as James Tomkins’ radiant orange boots. The Auckland Nines has an initial three-year contract with an option for an additional two years and, after the inaugural event received a pass mark from spectators, players and the NRL, it could very well continue beyond 2018.

Eden Park was close to capacity on both days, with nearly 90,000 fans turning out over the weekend, and the atmosphere during Warriors matches was one unseen at the venue since the Rugby World Cup. The weather certainly helped and so did the decision to play during the day, with the final games ending before 8pm. That meant the stadium was largely full early in the afternoon and the tournament avoided the pre-loading problem that plagues the Wellington Sevens, which sees swathes of empty seats until the sun sets. The fans were also more engaged with the action on the field compared to the union counterpart, aided by specta-

tors’ familiarity with the teams and players. And that will only increase in subsequent tournaments, with more of the NRL’s well-known names set to be on board next year and beyond. It’s easy to see why, based on the reaction of players who took part this weekend. Brad Fittler, who came out of retirement for the Roosters, endorsed the event and touted its future. “It’s an awesome concept, I can’t give it a big enough wrap,” he said. “There is no way this will be just a one-year thing. “Over time, when teams train a bit harder, they will perfect it a bit more, but the same things that win you NRL games win you these matches.”

Shaun Johnson, as expected, provided many of the highlights and the tournament MVP said he would continue to grace the shortened format. “I can’t say enough about it. “It was awesome and I’m certainly going to be a part of it for years to come.” The North Queensland Cowboys have taken out the inaugural Auckland Nines title, beating the Brisbane Broncos 16-7 in the final. It was a remarkable run from the Cowboys, paying $26 heading into the event, who were the only side to progress from pool play with just one victory, and it culminated in a cheque for A$370,000 for the Queensland franchise. - APNZ


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Mid Canterbury’s next crop of netball talent put their hands up over a two day Netball Emerging Talent Identification weekend at the Ashburton netball courts. The weekend had 37 prospective triallists turn out with coach Andrea Cousins blown away by the calibre on display. So much so, that as well as selecting an emerging talent squad, she also named a development squad. “It exceeded my expectations and because of the level and quantity of talent we decided to also have a development squad to nurture that next level as well,” Cousins said. “It was a fantastic atmosphere. They all got stuck in and applied themselves so there is a healthy outlook for Mid Canterbury netball.” Cousins named 17 players for the Emerging Talent Squad that begins a six week training block this week and also named a 17-strong development squad.

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko finished the Women’s Australian Open with a frustrating one over par 73 during her final round yesterday as she claimed a share of third place. Starting the day two back from overnight leaders Chella Choi and Australian amateur Minjee Lee, Ko made a double bogey at the parfour sixth, which meant she was always playing catch-up during her back nine, although a birdie at the eighth did help. The World No 4 then made two birdies and two bogeys on her back nine as she couldn’t work her way any further up the leaderboard as she finished at 10-under for the tournament, two strokes back from champion Karrie Webb, alongside France’s Karine Icher and American Paula Creamer. - APNZ

Coast to Coast results

Ella Riordan, 15, looks for support during a practice match at the The Emerging Talent squad is Tori Watson, Amelia Holmes, Olivia Gibson, Mid Canterbury Netball Emerging Talent identification weekend. Olivia Cunneen, Kieren Bell, Emma McDowell, Vicky Pluck, Melanie Puckett, PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 160214-TM-096

Molly Stapleton, Laura Muckle, Georgina Kelly, Charlotte Waddell, Ashley Johnson, Nikita Ritchie, Jordyn Ritchie, Sophie Worsfold, Hannah Roulston.

One day individual: Men - 1st Braden Currie 11:18:37, 3rd Glen Currie 11:57:29, 34th Greg Roadley 14:31:34 (39th overall), 46th Mike Hanson 14:59:25 (52nd), 82nd Jeremy Savage 16:19:12 (94th). Two Day individual: Men - 4th Rob Nesbitt 13:21:06 (4th), 48th Graham Shaw 16:12:29 (59th), 81st Bruce Jemmett 17:34:51 (103rd). Women’s - 2nd Hilary Totty 14:34:43 (12th), 4th Laura Thomas 14:51:46 (20th), 21st Anna Johnson 17:19:50 (98th). Two day teams: Mixed - 1 James Roderick and Joanna Williams (Ireland) 12:40:08 (2nd), Men’s - 6th Nathan Christian and Mark Saunders 14:31:00 (11th), 9th Darrin Dudson and Adam Marshall 14:47:38 (16th), 11th Donald Summerfield and Paddy Strange 14:56:59 (19th).


Currie brothers both on the podium BY JONATHAN LEASK


Braden Currie defended his Coast to Coast crown on Saturday. The defining moment was on the mountain run, and with no one able to keep up his furious pace and he was able to build a 24 minute lead heading into the kayak leg. “I went into it with a good lead but I knew if I eased up Rich would have got close to me, and if he did he would bike hard to catch me. “I got into my own rhythm and pushed pretty hard. “It was good paddle for me. I was a bit surprised by that.” He only lost a few minutes to the chasers but kept up his intensity on the bike and without incident was able to cross the finish line hand-in-hand with his five-yearold son Tarn. Braden completed the 243km journey in 11 hours 18:37 minutes. Braden’s older brother Glen repeated his 2011 efforts coming in third after overtaking Sam Manson, who had been in second heading into the kayak, with Glen

clocking 11hrs 57:29mins, 38:52 minutes behind his brother. “It was pretty awesome to see him get on the podium. “He deserved to be up there. “He had a good race all round really so it was great to see him pull in third.” The third member of the Currie family, older sister Anna Johnson, had earlier beaten both brothers to Sumner completing the two-day in 17 hrs 19:50mins, to finish 21st in the women’s field. It was a good day for Methven athletes all round with Hilary Totty second in the women’s individual, Rob Nesbit was fourth in the men’s race and James Roderick and his I r i s h team-mate Joanna Williams were the first mixed team. Glen Currie crosses the Coast to Coast finish line at Sumner Beach on Saturday. PHOTO SHANNAN MCBRIDE

Braden Currie’s Coast to Coast went almost perfectly to plan, but things weren’t so seamless for his support crew. Before the race start in the dark at Kumara Beach they had started up the engine of the ute, only to somehow have the doors locked, with the only key inside and everyone outside. They attempted to lever the window out a bit to reach the lock tried with a crowbar, and succeeded at getting in the car, minus one window. Then after Klondyke with Braden speeding off after a polished transition the crew’s celebration was short-lived after they realised the mobile phone had been left on the roof. They found it shortly after but unfortunately it was flat,

from the car’s running it over. Then came the real worrying moment when they found Braden’s bike had a puncture after the 15km cycle to the kayak leg. They changed the tyre but with so much at stake some paranoia set in. They left the tyre pressure low until the last minute and had the bike shaded but were so busy taking precautions to avoid deflating tyres, they forgot they’d left the bike in top gear. Braden made a crunching start to the final 70km ride but soon settled into rhythm. “They left it in high gear and left me with no water. It was a bit of a long ride dry.” There was one final heart-attack moment for the crew when someone on the roadside cracked a horse-whip and the bang made them think the dreaded puncture had come. It hadn’t and they were able to carry on untroubled to see Braden cross the line first. However, they may not get the opportunity again. “I think there will be an application process going through next year,” Braden joked.

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Blood was drawn, skulls rattled, and the world’s No.1 Test team dismantled as Mitchell Johnson fired Australia to a 281-run win over South Africa. The Proteas were rolled for 200 after tea on day four at Centurion, where Johnson snatched five wickets to finish with his greatest Test cricket figures of 12-127. This statistic alone suggests Johnson took his incredible pace bowling to a higher level than the Ashes, as bowling coach Craig McDermott intimated in the lead-up. But what the record books won’t show is Ryan McLaren’s blood on the pitch, Robin Peterson’s instinctive shuffle to leg side, Vernon Philander’s jarred fingers and Hashim Amla’s splitting headache. It won’t show just how unplayable and aggressive Johnson’s two new-ball spells were. - AAP

Collusion, backroom deals New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association look set to clash over the global power shift which has seen greater control and revenue handed to India, Australia and England. The latest political machinations within the International Cricket Council have generated opposition from the player advocacy group because of what they see as a mix of “collusion and backroom deals”. Those are the words of NZCPA boss Heath Mills, who is expected to sit down with NZC chief executive David White and board member Martin Snedden by the end of the month to discuss a way forward. - NZH

BMac in the runs again Brendon McCullum’s century on the third day of the test against India is his ninth in tests, second in consecutive tests and third of the home summer. McCullum’s unbroken sixth wicket stand of 158 with BJ Watling broke the old mark against India, 137 by Craig McMillan and Chris Cairns, at Wellington in 1998-99. McCullum is the fourth New Zealander after Stephen Fleming, Martin Crowe and John Wright to pass 5000 test runs; Watling went past his 1000 yesterday. - NZH

Boof expects backlash Australia coach Darren Lehmann expects South Africa will quickly pick up the pieces from the first Test wreckage and attack the visitors in Port Elizabeth. The world No.1 Test team were humbled by Australia in Centurion, and risk losing their first Test series since 2009 if they’re unable to at least force a draw in the second Test that starts on Thursday. Lehmann suggested the Proteas’ batting, bowling and fielding woes would be sorted out in the four days prior to the clash in Port Elizabeth. “They’re a pretty professional mob, South Africa. That’s why they’re No.1,” Lehmann said. “They’ll work that out very quickly and train accordingly and get prepared for the next Test match.” - AAP

Tech Stags Harry Jones, Robbie Polson and Tom Small celebrate the wicket of Coldstream’s Jason Harrison in the second round clash of senior cricket’s Muirhead Rosebowl at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 150214-tM-224

Stags hit the front in Rosebowl By Jonathan Leask

The Tech Stags have taken the early lead in senior cricket’s Muirhead Rosebowl as the only team with two wins after two rounds. In a low-scoring affair the Stags took a two wicket win over fellow first round winner Coldstream. The Stags sent Coldstream into bat and had them all out for 79 after Harry Jones took 6/23 and Kurt Polson 4/9. Cameron McCormack top scored with 23.

Polson then proved the match winner with the bat, finishing 40 not out as the Stags staggered home eight wickets down. Andrew Bennett and Richard Print both finished with 3/21. In Methven the Tech Sharks bounced back from their opening round loss to beat Methven by 53 runs. After opting to bat first the Sharks made 215/6 with Matt Hurley and Dave Morrison sharing the top score of 54, Sam Hurley scored 43 and Paul Morrison 30. Methven’s Ben Payne took

2/20 while Craig Isherwood was more expensive for his 2/54. Methven was then dismissed for 162 in the 40th over with Tony Dodunski notching 39, Dan Wheeler 38 and Isherwood 28. Cody Barry had the best figures for the Sharks with 4/33 and Dave Morrison also had two wickets. Out at Lauriston the host claimed a nine wicket win, handing Allenton back-to-back losses to start the new competiton. Allenton struggled through

to 119 all out in 35.4 after Josh Worsfold made 25 at the top of the order and Dylan Stoddart top scored with 46, but following his dismissal at 103/5 Allenton lost their last five wickets for 16 runs. Michael Gilbert took 4/21 off nine overs and Jeremy Duckmaton 3/12 off 4.4. Lauriston wasted no time in the chase. Scott Morgan was the only man out at 54/1 after he made 24, with Nick Gilbert unbeaten on 39 and Bevan Richan a quick-fire 37 not out to earn a nine wicket win in 15.1 overs.

Black Caps fight resolute rearguard battle By DaviD Leggat The result might ultimately not go their way, but after being on the back foot for two and a half days pride was restored to the New Zealand team late yesterday. They will start the fourth day at 252 for five, leading India by just six runs overall and with the pitch playing well all sorts of possibilities are on offer. New Zealand are certainly still alive in the final test of the summer. This test would have been

over before stumps yesterday had it not been for a stirring unbroken partnership between captain Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling. They will start today with their stand worth 158, New Zealand in credit and that’s not a situation which seemed likely shortly after lunch yesterday. McCullum has his ninth test century, Watling his seventh test 50 and for the captain the job remains all in front of New Zealand. “We have got a lot more ground to cover tomorrow,”

he said. “We know we have so much more hard work to go. “Being five down was key for us. If we had been six or seven down I think the test was over. It was a big couple of hours at the end of the day.” New Zealand have been setting the tone for most of the summer. This test has been different, which makes McCullum and Watling’s performance all the more creditable. McCullum is clearly battling physical fitness issues but dug deep and with Watling a faithful lieutenant they have, at the

least, made India work for what would be a series-equalling victory today. They’ll need a pile more runs; batting conditions are good. Jimmy Neesham and Tim Southee will almost certainly be needed to make solid contributions. If - and it’s a big if even after yesterday afternoon’s substantial achievement - New Zealand can build a lead of 200 they will at least have something to work with. But certainly the more the better. - NZH


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Raceday ‘weirdo’ heads south New Plymouth trainer Robert Patterson is hoping the long trip from his home base to Invercargill will be rewarded in more ways than just one when he lines up impressive debut winner Regal Ranger in the fifth race on today’s Southland programme. Patterson employed the same tactics for the rugged four-yearold gelding’s first race where he tripped to Gore for a stunning maiden victory after being tardily away from the barriers that day. “He has always shown us plenty at home but quite simply he is a bit of a weirdo on raceday,” joked Patterson. “He is fine until he gets into

the birdcage where he starts to perform and carry on when he sees the people and other horses. “While there were plenty of opportunities to give him a race near home we thought a trip away would do him the world of good and we also had other horses racing down south at the time hence he had his first start at Gore.” Despite a slow start the son of Istidaad showed there was a decent motor in place as he powered home late to score with some ease and fulfill the expectations Patterson had for him that day. “We thought he could win as his work had been very good although when he missed the kick

I did start to get a bit anxious about it,” he said. “In the end he did the job nicely and I don’t think the step up to the next grade will be too tough for him either. “He has settled down a wee bit since the first run so the travel again today should give him more experience and help with his education even further.” Patterson’s team has been in fine form this season with thirteen wins to date which is just two shy of the fifteen win record he set last year. “I’ve got a few nice winter horses getting ready for later in the year so hopefully we will have the firepower to get to that target and beyond.” - APNZ

Silent Achiever returns Top mare Silent Achiever sent a message of intent across the Tasman when she surprised even trainer Roger James with her dashing firstup victory at Ellerslie. The five-yearold took her first steps on Saturday toward the lucrative Sydney autumn carnival and she made light of her 60kg after getting back on a muddling tempo to win the Retina Specialists Open 1500. “Class comes out doesn’t it and it turned into a sprint home after they slowed up in the middle stages,” James said. “She’ll either run next in the Australian Cup in three weeks’ time or here in the New Zealand Stakes. I tend to favour the New Zealand Stakes as it cuts the Melbourne trip out. Then it will be two weeks into the Ranvet, two weeks later to The BMW and then two weeks onto the Sydney Cup.” - APNZ

Perfect trial for Puccini Trainer Robert Patterson

A few more pieces to next month’s Group 1 TV3 New Zealand Derby puzzle were locked into place at Ellerslie where a number of the leading contenders were put through their final paces. Most significant was the victory of Puccini in Saturday’s Gr.2 Auckland Eye Avondale Guineas with another sublime front-running display that has earned him a $4 quote for the March 1 classic. His performance to account for Rising Romance, who was also excellent in her first appearance since New Year’s Day, promoted him to Derby favouritism over the filly, who is at $5. - APNZ

Include Oaks-bound after fine Guineas victory Promising South Island filly Include showed she was right on track for a tilt at the Wellfield New Zealand Oaks at Trentham in a month’s time with a stylish victory in Saturday’s Listed Southland Guineas. The daughter of Gallant

Guru smashed her three-yearold rivals by four and a half lengths in the ILT Ascot Park Hotel sponsored event and provided her trainers, Brian and son Shane Anderton, with every reason to eye the Group One prize at Trentham with

increased confidence. The win was the fifth in a seven race career to date for Include with the last two wins at Listed level. “She is a lovely relaxed filly who has done everything right to date,” said Anderton senior. “I thought she showed plenty to

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win at Dunedin two starts ago and she backed that up with a pretty emphatic performance on the weekend. I told Courtney (Barnes) to ride her like she was the best horse in the field and she did exactly that which was very pleasing.” - APNZ

Today at Ascot Park Raceway

Southland RC Venue: Ascot Park Meeting Date: 17 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.57pm (NZT) MITAVITE RATING 65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2450m 1 51177 Reachforthestars m (4) 59 ......S Wynne (a2) 2 80454 Tough Nut (6) 58 ..................... M Cropp (a2) 3 73914 Sky Jazz h (2) 57.5 ..................D Bothamley 4 76541 Slam Dunk m (11) 57 ..................L Callaway 5 90520 Gossip Girl (7) 55 ................... B Pitman (a1) 6 54310 Nancho Lass (9) 55................C Barnes (a2) 7 90882 Mr Kirk (3) 55 .............................. C Johnson 8 0x063 Cecil h (10) 54.5...........................T Moseley 9 x0053 She’z A Prima Donna t (5) 54 M Haruki (a3) 10 33800 Aparima Dan 54 ........................... Scratched 11 00977 Howlongdowewait (1) 54 .... D Prastiyou (a3) 12 98x70 Ubetcha (8) 54 .......................... S Muniandy 2 1.27pm COMCAT PLANT ENHANCER MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2100m 1 4x224 Beegeeyt (2) 58.5 ..................... S Muniandy 2 5x935 Loose Goose (1) 58.5 ..................T Moseley 3 26362 Assassin (5) 58.5 .....................D Bothamley 4 55433 Mr Wiz (7) 58.5................................. J Bates


5 84x53 Otautahi Boy (4) 58.5 .............. M Cropp (a2) 6 8 Joesif (3) 58.5 .........................S Wynne (a2) 7 65324 The Bubbly One bh (8) 56.5A Edmeads (a3) 8 x5543 Tullibardine (6) 56.5 .................... C Johnson 3 2.02pm AB LIME MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 5650 Red Dagger (5) 58.5 ..............C Barnes (a2) 2 Critical Strike h (7) 58.5 ..... A Edmeads (a3) 3 38902 Our Castle (1) 58 ........................ C Johnson 4 5070 Jimmy (9) 58 .................................... J Bates 5 The Believer (2) 58...................D Bothamley 6 43x82 Writteninthestars (12) 56.5...........T Moseley 7 86543 Elegant Crossing (3) 56.5 ......... S Muniandy 8 3835x Langton Katie (8) 56.5 ............... A Frye (a1) 9 59964 Peak Hour (6) 56.5 ................ A Morgan (a3) 10 47747 Ellies Choice (4) 56.5 ..............S Wynne (a2) 11 9056 Final Wave h (11) 56 ...................L Callaway 12 Miss Dolly 56................................ Scratched 13 Raw Gold (10) 56 ............................ J Morris 4 2.37pm McKNIGHT & BROWN/LUSTY’S SHOWCASE JEWELLERS MDN $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 489 Need A Wilson’s (12) 58.5................ J Bates 2 Satin Guru (4) 58 ...................... S Muniandy 3 Tai Ho (2) 58 ............................... C Johnson

4 9842 The Weddings Off (11) 56.5A Edmeads (a3) 5 377x3 Thegreatpickpocket (7) 56.5 ...... A Frye (a1) 6 x0470 Prodige h (5) 56.5 ................... M Cropp (a2) 7 Gallant Rose (3) 56.5 .............C Barnes (a2) 8 88 Heave Ho (8) 56.5 ................. A Morgan (a3) 9 094 Unicorn Power (9) 56 ..................L Callaway 10 La Collectabelle (1) 56 ....... D Prastiyou (a3) 11 9x07 Shirley Brook (10) 56 ...................R Doherty 12 3790 Thyme Zone h (6) 56....................T Moseley 5 3.07pm WHITE ROBE LODGE RATING 65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 67636 I’m Vital tdh (15) 59 ......................T Moseley 2 39361 Joe Bonanno (1) 58.5 ................. C Johnson 3 1 Regal Ranger (8) 58.5 ................. D Skerrett 4 x4133 Rikho tbh (12) 58.5 ................. M Cropp (a2) 5 21064 Gervasio d (6) 56 ................... B Pitman (a1) 6 x5010 Eldante (5) 55.5 .....................C Barnes (a2) 7 4187x Misscattlecreek (4) 55.5 ............ S Muniandy 8 76902 Flying Storm (7) 55.5 ...................R Doherty 9 2x69x Dame La Jane h (2) 55 .............R Black (a2) 10 0x040 Queens Habit tdh (9) 54............. A Frye (a1) 11 15008 Four Gees h (10) 54 ................S Wynne (a2) 12 00530 Langham Lady dh (11) 54 .........J Wong (a3) 13 00x00 Halo Flight (13) 54 ................. M Haruki (a3)

14 5x009 Varvara dh (3) 54 15 x9007 Saperavious h (14) 54 ........ A Edmeads (a3) 16 00443 Double Tap 56 .............................. Scratched Emergencies: Saperavious, Double Tap 6 3.42pm ANNEDON RACING MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 x3223 Croydon b (4) 58.5 ...................... C Johnson 2 408x4 Tom Dooley (3) 58.5 .................J Chong (a3) 3 25 Scarlet Boa h (9) 58 ................... A Frye (a1) 4 x2626 Areuforreel b (8) 56.5 ................R Black (a2) 5 639x0 Dressed ‘N’ Ready (2) 56.5 ....... S Muniandy 6 66x52 Gallant Satin (7) 56.5 .............C Barnes (a2) 7 93 The Rook (10) 56.5 ............ A Edmeads (a3) 8 29065 Sweet But Neat (11) 56.5........ M Cropp (a2) 9 0x0x Swelter (5) 56.5...........................L Callaway 10 77 The Fascinator (6) 56.5 ................T Moseley 11 00x00 Voodoo Storm (1) 56.5 .................... J Morris 12 05. Sureasyouwereborn (12) 56 ............ J Bates 7 4.17pm RAVELSTON STUD RATING 75 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 1458x Ima Dude mh (6) 60 .....................T Moseley 2 54489 Kirkie d (7) 59..................................D Walsh 3 48436 Heza Kool Kat dm (3) 58.5 ........R Black (a2)

4 18930 Pinot Express d (11) 58 ..... D Prastiyou (a3) 5 93311 Motorboat Mike (2) 56.5 ............J Wong (a3) 6 96744 Heapzacash dm (5) 55................ C Johnson 7 93120 La Girl (4) 55 ............................. S Muniandy 8 70373 Ishigold (8) 54 ..............................R Doherty 9 16517 She’z A Virtuoso (10) 54 ........ M Haruki (a3) 10 x5966 Norah td (1) 54 .......................C Barnes (a2) 11 81000 Reeves Hall tdmh (9) 54 ............ A Frye (a1) Blinkers on : Thyme Zone (R4), Regal Ranger (R5), Swelter (R6) Blinkers off : Queens Habit (R5), Pinot Express (R7) Winkers on : The Fascinator, Voodoo Storm (R6), Pinot Express (R7) Winkers off : Thyme Zone (R4), Dressed ‘N’ Ready (R6) SELECTIONS Race 1: Slam Dunk, Tough Nut, Reachforthestars, Cecil Race 2: The Bubbly One, Tullibardine, Mr Wiz, Assassin Race 3: Our Castle, Elegant Crossing, Writteninthestars Race 4: The Weddings Off, Unicorn Power, Thegreatpickpocket, La Collectabelle, Satin Guru Race 5: Rikho, Gervasio, Regal Ranger, Flying Storm, Joe Bonanno Race 6: Gallant Satin, Croydon, Scarlet Boa, The Rook Race 7: Norah, La Girl, Motorboat Mike, Heapzacash

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway

Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Race- 1 58413 Monkey Queen nwtd ..........................W Kite way Meeting Date: 17 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 2 35323 Homebush Verona nwtd ............J McInerney Doubles 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 3 31444 Macgyver Rama nwtd P &..................Doody 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 4 56152 Mr. Reece nwtd .................................. R Udy 11 and 12 5 57423 Morning Light nwtd............................ D Hunt 6 28353 Mic Player nwtd .............................. P Lowen 1 12.07pm (NZT) AWAPUNI DASH C0 C0, 375m 7 67432 Doll Parts nwtd ............................B Hodgson 1 242F4 Nasty Bizo Boi nwtd ....................... P Lowen 8 25155 Dogged Dan nwtd ............................. R Hunt 2 274 Caesar Win nwtd F & .....................Turnwald 9 17471 Chocdee Alice 22.02 .................J McInerney 3 46356 Cee Ach Gee nwtd ........................B Mitchell 10 14676 Kotumba 22.03 L & ............................ Morris 4 36534 Cedric Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 5 24544 Waldo Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 4 1.10pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 HEAT 3 C1q, 375m 6 3381 Loo Loo Blue nwtd ...........................L Ahern 1 32554 Backyard Queen 22.43 .............. G Hodgson 7 22 Thrilling Evie nwtd ........................... K Walsh 2 63681 Homebush Nos nwtd .................J McInerney 8 57346 Homebush Magic nwtd .............J McInerney 3 25354 Hear Hare Here nwtd P & ..................Doody 9 58 Lauren’s Luck nwtd A & ...................... J.Hall 4 63344 Hair He Is nwtd .................................. R Udy 10 65645 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 5 13334 Rebel City 22.07 ................................ N Udy 2 12.27pm WOODVILLE SPRINT C1 HEAT 1 C1q, 375m 6 62114 Plan Your Move nwtd ........................L Ahern 7 66633 Toby’s Terra nwtd...................... S Gommans 1 81214 Daisy’s Boi nwtd ............................. P Lowen 8 51475 Sunday Driver nwtd ..........................P Taylor 2 36212 Homebush Alex 21.64 ...............J McInerney 9 45842 Cawbourne Anna 22.21 ............J McInerney 3 28357 Boot The Cash nwtd................ T McCracken 4 52477 Exact Master nwtd ............................ B Hunt 10 36666 Excessive Speed nwtd ....................M Olden 5 72622 Smirnoff nwtd ........................... S Gommans 5 1.36pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1, 457m 6 33541 Vinny Doon 21.93 B &...................G Atwood 1 F2633 Kay Road nwtd ................................S Maher 7 24138 Cosmic Sally 22.11 ...................J McInerney 2 25176 Goodtime Kate nwtd ...................B Goodwin 8 35283 Sheza Fooling nwtd............................ N Udy 3 F1711 Thrilling James nwtd ....................... K Walsh 9 35756 Acting Up nwtd .................................L Ahern 4 48754 Sarah Campbell nwtd..................B Hodgson 10 56868 Gem’s Conquest 21.62 ...................... R Udy 5 23227 Nose White nwtd ......................A Duganzich 3 12.47pm J P PRINT, PETONE C1 HEAT 2 C1q, 375m 6 45723 Amy Wineglass 27.05 ..............A Duganzich

1 76323 Flying Trance 21.86 F & .................Turnwald 7 36223 Looks All Good nwtd ........................L Ahern 2 81116 Enhancer 21.79...........................B Hodgson 8 35243 Sheza Terror..........................................nwtd 3 26262 Secret Sprite 21.94 F &..................Turnwald 9 35756 Acting Up nwtd .................................L Ahern 4 61626 Rockin’ Rod nwtd ........................... P Lowen 10 77334 Triple Aye 26.56 ......................... B Johnston 5 61653 Botany Dave 22.01....................J McInerney 6 1.54pm MARTON DASH C2 C2, 375m 6 4F735 Go Fern Go 21.95 .......................A Turnwald 1 27535 Tenkay Down 21.85...................J McInerney 7 54138 Uno Orange 21.81 ..........................S Maher 2 64271 Fire Boy Baxter 21.55 ...............J McInerney 8 72618 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75 ............... T Downey 3 72111 Cosmic Choice 22.09 ................J McInerney 9 76417 Shaga Banga Bang 21.58 G &...........Denby 4 33483 Opawa Jay nwtd ............................... A Clark 10 77447 Crystal Wave 21.54 .....................B Hodgson 5 28174 Mariah nwtd .....................................P Taylor 6 44681 Addicted 21.79 .................................L Ahern 9 2.56pm CLOVERLEA STAKES C3 C3, 457m 7 63714 Homebush Cruden nwtd ...........J McInerney 1 22152 Tifino 26.16 ..............................A Duganzich 8 41357 Cool Heir 21.80 .................................. N Udy 2 62184 Couger Alert nwtd ............................L Ahern 9 46644 Ten Eleven 21.97 ............................... N Udy 3 11664 Dolly Peg 26.60 F & .......................Turnwald 10 82568 Dasher Rum 21.78 ...........................R Waite 4 42x16 King Lumpy 26.39 F &....................Turnwald 7 2.12pm RED SNAPPER SEAFOODS CHRISTCH- 5 52465 Bigtime Jet 26.24 .............................L Ahern 6 53488 Necter 25.85 ...............................B Hodgson URCH C2 C2, 457m 7 57125 That’s King 26.60 ........................B Hodgson 1 34515 Mr. Darci nwtd A & .............................. J.Hall 8 32642 Space Race 26.49 .................. T McCracken 2 34517 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 9 75567 Retaliate First 26.14 F & ................Turnwald 3 18111 Really Clever 26.06 ..........................L Ahern 4 35221 Paddy Baxter 26.55...................J McInerney 10 78824 Nonu Nonu Boom 26.29 ..................L Ahern 5 13136 Thrilling Bert nwtd ........................... K Walsh 10 3.15pm SHANNON DASH C4 C4, 375m 6 43655 Time For What nwtd ......................M Gowan 1 12672 Red Crystal 22.20 .......................B Hodgson 7 17232 Wallace Lad 26.73 ...........................L Ahern 2 26112 Queen Cobra 21.84 ......................... A Clark 8 71185 Ten Point One nwtd ..........................P Taylor 3 16787 It’s A Doll 21.92 ...........................A Turnwald 9 36726 Deceiver 26.24 ................................M Olden 4 42545 Almost Got It 21.77 ............................ N Udy 10 63888 Queen Rowdy nwtd..........................P Taylor 5 85868 Flirt Academy 21.45 ........................... N Udy 6 43758 Decado 21.57...................................... L Bell 8 2.30pm ASHHURST DASH C3 C3, 375m

7 8 9 10

81722 Bit Coin 21.73 ..........................A Duganzich 42254 Stiff Drink 22.01 F & .......................Turnwald 18847 Wise Crack Lad 21.76 .....................M Olden 25577 Chemically Free 21.48 ....................M Olden 11 3.33pm FEILDING DASH C5 C5, 375m 1 13421 Thrilling Edge nwtd ......................... K Walsh 2 13547 Eureka Izmir 21.58 F & ..................Turnwald 3 16221 Individual Lily 21.57 .........................L Ahern 4 24622 Cosmic Fury 21.65 ...........................L Ahern 5 71115 Time Fraud 21.89 6 21353 Bolt Rama 21.52 P & .........................Doody 7 65731 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G & ................Denby 8 57111 Sir Richie 21.57................................L Ahern 9 71814 Emma Marie 21.77....................... T Downey 10 76342 Stirling Dann nwtd .............................. N Udy 12 4.00pm FOXTON STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 11678 Lady Anabella 26.57 F &................Turnwald 2 83533 Mercenary 25.90 F & .....................Turnwald 3 6617x Bumpa Sticker 26.57 ........................L Ahern 4 42838 Superior Izmir 26.13 F & ................Turnwald 5 71766 Ostapchuk 26.12 ..............................L Ahern 6 42864 Hello Ello 26.12 .......................... B Johnston 7 18365 Crushed Monkey 26.34 ...................... N Udy 8 71147 Graduation 25.80 .............................L Ahern 9 24143 Phone Tap 26.18 F & .....................Turnwald 10 42541 Opawa Wally 26.27 .........................S Maher LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Sport 24 Ashburton Guardian


Monday, February 17, 2014


In brief Draw for Black Sticks

International flavour on Waireka courts

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The New Zealand women’s hockey team have drawn 2-2 with hosts USA in their fourth game of the three nations tournament in San Diego. The first half was competitive with both teams playing well and creating chances up front. The USA scored early on but New Zealand quickly pegged two back before halftime thanks to an Anita Punt drag flick followed by a goal from newcomer Jordan Grant. An unfortunate deflection from a defender in the circle gave USA the equaliser about 10 minutes into the second half. - APNZ

Phoenix thumped

Ashburton’s Gavin Wainscott watches the progress of his shot during the English Silver and Bronze Medal tournament at the Waireka Croquet Club at the weekend. There was an international flavour to the prestigious

tournament, with a player from Edinburgh, Scotland and two Canadians, but it was two Kiwis that played off for the medals. Christchurch’s Peter Couch outgunned Geoff Duckett 22-20 in a tense and tight final.




Tinwald provides the upset BY JONATHAN LEASK


The A grade tennis competition leaders Dorie were tipped up by Tinwald in their first loss of the season on Saturday. Tinwald took both doubles rubbers and three of the singles for a 5-1 win over previously unbeaten Dorie. Don Lake and Aidan Mitchell needed a super tie break, taking the win 10-6 in the third. Murray Amyes and Phil Crozier beat Mary-Anna Thyne and James Wild 6-3, 7-6. In the singles Cromie was too good for Don Lake but it was to be Dorie’s sole point. Aidan Mitchell outmatched Glendining 6-2, 6-2, Crozier came back to beat Wild 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) and Amyes also required a third

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick won’t be spending much time going through the replay of yesterday’s horror 5-0 loss to the Melbourne Heart. As far as the Scotsman saw the painful 90 minutes at Westpac Stadium it was just a freakishly bad day out and he doesn’t believe it will drag his men down as they look to make a push for a spot in the A-League playoffs. “You can’t analyse a game like that,” he said. “Just everything went wrong so you’d spend the whole time trying to fix everything. We’ve got to put it behind us and move on.” - APNZ

set to beat Thyne 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-3). Allenton were too good for Hampstead. Neil McCann and Flynn Ness beat Joe Langley and Connor Brosnahan 6-3, 6-1 but Hampstead took the other match in a super tie break with Christal Brosnahan and Milly Young beating Larissa Allan and Sarah Hayman 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7). Allenton then swept the singles with McCann 6-1, 6-2 over Langley, Ness 6-1, 6-3 against Connor Brosnahan, Allan 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (12-10) and Hayman 6-2, 6-0 over Young. In A reserve Allenton is on top after a 6-0 whitewash of Methven, Rakaia recorded their first win beating Hampstead Blue 4-2 and the Foothill Flyers overcame Hampstead Ferns on count back 48-46.

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A.G.M. To be held Wednesday February 19 7.30pm At Sinclair Centre All Welcome

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Daily Events Monday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street.

Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S WALKING GROUP. Meet outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises for all abilities. Social hall, M.S.A. Havelock Street. 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.

9.30am - 11.30am TAI CHI ASHBURTON. Find out about and experience Tai Chi, St John’s, Tancred Street. 9.30am CREATIVE FIBRE ASHBURTON. General meeting then weaving/felting. Allenton Rugby Club. Melrose Road.

Members will contest the Wakelin Trophy. Tinwald Golf Club, Frasers Road. 10.00am CARDIAC COMPANIONS. Exercises, social and occasional speakers. Buffalo Lodge hall, Cox Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 2.00pm GREYPOWER. Speaker, Rachael Chapman, Road safety co-ordinator. Senior Centre. Cameron Street.


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

9.40pm MID CANTERBURY MENS PROBUS CLUB. Monthly meeting with a mini and main speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Tai Chi maintenance class. Social hall, M.S.A. Havelock Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

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

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.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan road.

10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet singles. The Domain, Philip Street.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Do-

1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street. 1.30pm WESTPARK W.I. Annual General Meeting, St Paul’s Church lounge, 65 Oxford Street.

main, Maronan Road. 6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 8.00pm ASHBURTON ELECTRONIC ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB. Club night concert, visitors welcome. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

6.00pm ASHBURTON ATHLETICS. 5km fun run/walk series (14 January - 1 April) $2 per entry, students free, Meet Walnut Avenue Pavilion. 6.30pm ASHBURTON DAHLIA CIRCLE. 2nd table show. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm FOREST AND BIRD. Gerald Bruce-Smith speaking on work with predator protection in Arthurs Pass. Sinclair Centre, Park Street.

Puzzles Monday, February 17, 2014 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Conductors sway in trains as bend is taken (11) 8. Quotes one in a religious following incorrectly (5) 9. Reduce one and allow one to be in deep trouble (7) 10. Branch of study since developed by Civil Engineer (7) 11. Flying midwife? (5) 12. Paying guest took one in, leased by a friend of Pooh’s (6) 14. Journos’ top man tried nothing new (6) 18. Was out in front, say, returning to a ridge of rock (5) 19. Depended on being quietly included as one answered (7) 21. Mere pretence at getting cleaner, having made away with top (7) 23. Taxi the French take for car used on mountain (5) 24. His and her speed’s adjusted when one left her with a crook (11)







DOWN 1. Corroborates what people showing resentment have (5,2) 2. Open work one is getting clear of charges (7) 3. Subatomic particle people found likewise included (5) 4. Make one sorry to say something more in three ways (6) 5. Previous spouse sat for artist and showed one up (7) 6. Haggard heroine seen as British Empire ends (3) 7. Sport will get out on a druginduced trip (5)


13. At getting in an incomplete team to give it a lift (7) 15. Give him belt to adjust to save one getting the needle (7) 16. Show of embarrassment at the Royal Exchange sends it out (7) 17. Sort of wood is about right for part of gun (6) 18. Ringlets one shuts up (5) 20. Harness racing horse quietly and race about (5) 22. Girl who loses her head to a dull fellow (3)


















QUICK ACROSS 1. Jumped (6) 5. Accumulated knowledge (6) 9. Views (6) 10. Distant friend (3,3) 11. Actual (4) 12. Shut in (8) 14. Layers of rock (6) 16. Strategy (6) 19. Weaker party (8) 21. Trick (4) 22. Close at hand (6) 23. Idolise (6) 24. Hate (6) 25. Stroke (6)

SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Designation 9. Urban 10. Guaranteed 11. Glade 12. Tension 14. Awe 15. Peel 16. Alight 17. Help 21. Drum 22. Ravine 23. Meet 26. Tip 27. Heiress 29. Straw 30. Infrequent 31. Ethic 32. Entitlement Down 2. Eagle 3. Garnished 4. Awning 5. Iterated 6. Nudge 7. Abrade 8. Interlopers 12. Toastmaster 13. Nail 18. Platitude 19. Puppy-fat 20. Dime 24. Earthy 25. Threat 26. Twice 28. Satin

DOWN 2. Apparent (7) 3. Kneecap (7) 4. Ignore (9) 6. Perfect (5) 7. Partial payment (7) 8. Musical (7) 13. Absolute or definite (9) 14. Ostracised (7) 15. Shining (7) 17. Corpse (7) 18. Communicates (7) 20. Gowns (5)



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


QUICK Across 1. Fare 3. Absconds 9. Contain 10. Tempo 11. Discouraging 14. Win 16. Rigor 17. Law 18. Stuffed shirt 21. Taboo 22. Beneath 23. Preceded 24. News Down 1. Face down 2. Rends 4. Ban 5. Categorising 6. Nominal 7. Slow 8. Labour of love 12. Rogue 13. Swatches 15. Notable 19. Inane 20. Step 22. Bee



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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Finding a balance between work and play starts with believing you can have it all, along with the confidence to put yourself first more often than you do. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Take care of housekeeping when it comes to relationship balance issues, but in a way that comes from your heart not your head. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Now more than ever having communication lines open is essential, not only in your personal life but on the personal front as well. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) While you’re an intuitive sign and can interpret the ebbs and flows of life’s currents others might not be so lucky, with a need to factor that in. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Finding your way forward is all about continuing to trust your instincts, remembering to dream and imagine. Sometimes over thinking doesn’t help. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) You’re not only moving into some important days on the work front, but where a lot of your old excuses are being challenged. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Find time today to smell the coffee, stay in the moment and make anything you can do to rejuvenate yourself in body, mind and or spirit a priority. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Like a bell that can’t be unrung a Full Moon in your career sector 2 days ago lifted the curtain and gave you a peek at what the future holds. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) You’re coming to a defining point of your professional year, with the focus about to shift from the rear view mirror and onto the road ahead. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) If you feel like playing hooky or are finding it hard to focus on tasks, the problem isn’t a lack of focus more that you’re trying too hard. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Hold onto any wakeup calls and use the insight gained to keep your relationships on a more authentic path, getting to a place that is real. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) While the Moon may evoke strong emotional responses or even personal or relationship tension, with this is a chance to clear the air.

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RYAN, Marie Therèse (nee Atwill) – On February 13, 2014, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospital, in her 89th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Allan Ryan and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Karen (Blenheim), John and Mia (Christchurch), the late David (Sydney), Felicity Ryan and Paul Clark (Orewa), Anne Ryan and Julian Clark (Christchurch), and Patrick (Christchurch). Loved nana of Jeremy, Hamish and Matthew; Olivia, Jonathan, and Liam; Samantha, and Hayley; Rosaria; Lawrence, and Hector; loved great-nana to Milly, Claudia, Phoebe, and Mika. Messages to the family of the late Marie Ryan, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. The family wish to express a special thanks to Nursing Staff at Corkill Ward, Nurse Maude Hospital for their loving care of Marie. In lieu of flowers donations to Corkill Ward, Nurse Maude Hospital, would be appreciated and may be made at the Mass. A requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Marys ProCathedral, 373 Manchester Street Christchurch, this day MONDAY, February 17 at 11.00am followed by interment at the Ashburton Lawn Cemetery this day MONDAY, at 2.30pm. John Rhind Funeral Directors F.D.A.N.Z. Ph 379 9920





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NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains




60 plus



FZL: 4200m

Variable high cloud. Northerlies, changing southerly in the evening.

Fine, apart from morning cloud about the foothills. High cloud thickening and scattered rain developing in the south in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to 60 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to severe gale 100 km/h.



Fine, high cloud increasing in the afternoon. Northeasterlies.


FZL: About 4000m



High cloud and northerlies, followed by showers and southerlies.

Mainly fine. Light winds at low levels, northwesterlies about the tops.

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

fine cloudy showers cloudy showers thunder fine thunder fine showers thunder fine showers drizzle cloudy


Monday 9 noon 3


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

27 10 32 10 33 29 19 27 28 32 31 27 10 5 9

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

0 11 16 20 4 24 15 24 2 12 0 14 -1 24 8

9 20 21 26 20 31 28 33 11 21 10 27 1 32 21

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

fine fine fine showers rain fine cloudy thunder snow showers cloudy showers fine snow fine

9 pm am 3



Rise 6:54 am Set 8:39 pm

9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Rise 6:55 am Set 8:37 pm

Good fishing


Set 8:52 am Rise 9:18 pm

Good fishing Set 9:53 am Rise 9:46 pm

Last quarter

If you could change one thing in Mid Canterbury, what would it be?

mainly fine


mainly fine






mainly fine




partly cloudy






partly cloudy


high cloud



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New moon

1 Mar

9:01 pm

-2 11 33 32 18 16 9 33 3 25 23 19 10 0 10

9 noon 3


9 pm

Rise 6:57 am Set 8:36 pm


Good fishing

Set 10:54 am Rise 10:16 pm

First quarter

9 Mar

2:28 am

25 27 25 28 22 23 27 21 25 27 20 22 19

River Levels

20 15 16 13 16 17 15 16 17 14 13 16 14



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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 120.9 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:15 pm, yesterday

6.28 nc

Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 19.7 20.5 Max to 4pm 13.5 Minimum 12.0 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm February to date 23.2 Avg Feb to date 26 2014 to date 57.0 84 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 15 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 24 Time of gust 3:32pm

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Canterbury Readings


12:03 6:15 12:24 6:32 12:44 6:54 1:05 7:15 1:27 7:36 1:49 8:00 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.



Forecasts for today

15 2 24 3 24 24 11 18 10 24 24 18 4 1 2

overnight max low

Palmerston North fine

Rain near the divide, clearing by evening. Variable high cloud further east. Wind at 1000m: NW gusting 70 km/h, dying away evening. Wind at 2000m: NW gale 70 km/h, dying away in the evening.

Cloudy periods. Northeasterlies developing.

Monday, 17 February 2014

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country



to 4pm yesterday


Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

20.3 20.3 12.6 –

20.8 22.6 11.6 8.5

18.8 19.8 11.9 –

0.0 98.4 – 236.7 –

0.0 32.2 21 44.4 64

0.0 9.2 23 29.6 69

E6 – –

E 26 E 39 3:29pm

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A front slowly weakens as it moves up the South Island tomorrow, while moist easterlies cover northern New Zealand. The easterly flow covers the North Island on Wednesday and Thursday, while northeasterlies cover the South Island.

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WHITING, Norman Meredith (Norm) On February 15, 2014, suddenly, at home. Aged 85 years. Treasured husband and soulmate of Aine and dearly loved Dad of Pamela, and the late Allan. Loved Grandad of Allan, Megan, Beth, Zack, Alex, and Kate, and great Grandad of Connor. “Dearly loved - sadly missed.” Messages to 11 Hefford Place, Ashburton. A service to celebrate Norm’s life will be held at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road, Ashburton on TUESDAY February 18, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton.

TODAY: Fine with high cloud. Northeasterlies.




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Television Monday, February 17, 2014


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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Whanau Living Stacey Morrison’s journey of discovery of how to balance a busy lifestyle with being a mother of three young children, a wife, and a radio and TV presenter. 10:30 Ellen 3 0 11:30 House Guest 3 0 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1:30 Brendan’s Magical Mystery Tour PGR 0 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Steve Harvey. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Pokemon – Sinnoh League Victors 0 8:15 Doc McStuffins 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Melissa And Joey PGR 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Two And A Half Men AO 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 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 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 Seven Sharp 0 7:30 MasterChef New Zealand The bottom six duos cook dinner for the top six duos, and 185 other guests at The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel in Russell. 0 8:30 Person of Interest AO 0 9:30 The Following 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Football – English Premier League (Highlights)

7pm Shortland Street PGR Harper and Nicole get naughty together; Kylie faces party fallout; Chris wreaks further damage on his family. 0 7:30 The Middle 100th Episode Special 0 8pm Trophy Wife PGR 0 8:30 Super Fun Night PGR 0 9pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine 0 9:30 The Walking Dead 3 0 10:30 Revolution AO (Starting Today) 3 0

12:05 I Shouldn’t Be Alive AO 3 1:05 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

11:30 Are You There, Chelsea? AO (Starting Today) 3 12:25 Shameless AO 3 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Primeval AO 3 0 3:20 Gossip Girl 3 0 4:10 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 N2K PGR 7am Early Edition 8am Cash And Cari 8:30 Danny By The Sea 9am Extreme Frontiers Canada 10am Sicily With Aldo And Enzo 10:30 Survival School PGR 11am Work Of Art Noon Meet The Romans With Mary Beard 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:20 Monty Halls’s Island Escape 3:30 Cash And Cari 4pm Clodagh McKenna – Fresh From The Sea 4:30 Galleons Of Spice 5pm Secret Removers 6pm Designer Travel 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm The Dark Side PGR 7:30 Natural World – Hawaii Message in the Waves. 8:30 Atlantic Edge 9pm Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands Paul Murton sets out to experience the world of island life. 9:45 Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant The world’s most luxurious hotels, and some scandalous stories. 11pm The Dark Side 11:30 Why Not? With Shania Twain


12:35 Benny Hinn 1am Bath Crashers 1:30 Designer Travel 2am Clodagh McKenna – Fresh From The Sea 2:30 Galleons Of Spice 3am Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant 4am Atlantic Edge 4:30 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands 5am Secret Removers





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 A woman admits she fears her abusive boyfriend, but she is also afraid to leave him. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Talk show host and radio personality Robin Quivers talks with Dr Oz how she discovered she had cancer, and her journey to eat better and become healthy. 2:30 Rachael Ray Bobby Flay co-hosts; Jessica Seinfeld joins Rachael for a chat. 3:30 The Glee Project 4:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 N Road Cops PGR An armed-offender standoff. 0 8pm N The GC PGR Tuini and Jade Louise are not talking; Nate wants to connect with his culture; Tame’s interest in the Aunties is not what it used to be. 0 8:30 M Chronicle AO 2012 Scifi Drama. Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

6am Sochi Winter Olympic 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 PGR 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 – Second Test, Day Three. From the Hawkins Basin Reserve in Wellington. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Sochi Winter Olympics (Highlights) 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Storage Wars Texas 7:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR In Austin, Ricky and 8pm The Goldbergs PGR Bubba use their home 8:30 New Girl PGR turf advantage to oust 9pm The Michael J Fox Show PGR competition. 9:30 Raising Hope PGR 8pm Storage Wars New York PGR 10pm Parks and Recreation PGR 8:30 Aftermath 10:30 A Gifted Man PGR 9:30 60 Minutes PGR 10:30 Welcome to Sochi

6am Motorsport – New Zealand V8s (Highlights) Round Four – Manfeild. 7am Motorsport – 86 Championship (Highlights) Round Four – Manfeild. 7:30 Golf – Ladies PGA Tour (Highlights) 8am Fox Sports News 8:30 The Fishing Show (Highlights) 9am Ironman – Surf Series 10:30 L Cricket – International New Zealand v India – Second Test, Day Four. Coverage of the morning session from Hawkins Basin Reserve in Wellington. 1:05 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) 1:35 L Cricket – International New Zealand v India – Second Test, Day Four. Coverage of the afternoon session from Hawkins Basin Reserve in Wellington. 6:30 The Cricket Show 7pm Arena Access 7:30 Welcome To Sochi The latest from the Winter Olympics. 8pm The Crowd Goes Wild 8:30 Fox Sports News 9:30 Milwaukee Fishing and Adventure 10pm The Crowd Goes Wild 10:30 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) Day Two.

11:10 F The Borgias AO 3 0 12:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church

11:20 Entertainment Tonight 11:50 Infomercials

11pm Fox Sports News 11:30 Football – A-League Highlights Show Midnight Football League Show 12:30 Rugby – Super Rugby 2:30 Cricket – International 3am Motorsport – 86 Championship 3:30 Fox Sports News 4am Basketball – NBL

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 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! PGR 0

11pm Sochi Winter Olympics Snowboarding; biathlon events.

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

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 CSI MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 SmackDown! MC 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 CSI MV 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm CSI MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Ice Road Truckers PGS 9:30 CSI – New York MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Law And Order MV 3am Ice Road Truckers PGS 3:55 CSI – New York MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

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SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Joe’s World On A Plate 3 8pm F Hoiho Best of Hoiho. 8:30 Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta AO (Part 1) 9:30 The Iron Wall PGR 3 10:30 Te Ara Wairua – A New Hope AO 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 7:30 Abalone Wars PG 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 River Monsters – Untold Stories PG 10:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 11:30 Blood, Lies And Alibis M 12:30 Disappeared M 1:30 Scorned – Love Kills M 2:30 Gold Fever PG 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Bear Grylls – Get Out Alive PG 7:30 Auction Hunters PG 8pm Auction Hunters 8:30 MythBusters – Star Wars Special PG 9:30 How We Invented The World PG 10:30 Magic Of Science PG 11pm Deadly Affairs M


Midnight Dates From Hell M 12:30 Dates From Hell M 1am Fatal Encounters M 2am Factory Made PG 2:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 5:30 Time Warp PG

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MOVIES PREMIERE 7:15 Whiskey Business PGC 2012 Comedy. Pauly Shore, John Schneider. 8:40 The Making Of Oblivion PG 8:55 The Pact 16VL 2012 Horror. Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien. 10:25 The Three Stooges PGV 2012 Comedy. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso. Noon The Avengers MV 2012 Action. Robert Downey jr, Chris Evans. 2:20 Whiskey Business PGC 2012 Comedy. 3:45 GI Joe – Retaliation MV 2013 Action. 5:35 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. 7:05 Freeloaders 16LS 2012 Comedy. 8:30 Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. 10:20 Dead Man Down 16VLS 2013 Action.


12:20 Devil’s Den 16VL 2006 Horror. 1:45 Biography – Megan Fox PG 2010 Documentary. 2:35 Vanishing On Seventh Street ML 2010 Thriller. 4:10 Devil’s Den 16VL 2006 Horror. 5:35 Freeloaders 16LS 2012 Comedy.

Storage Wars Texas 7:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS 7:10 The Making Of Robin Hood PG 7:30 In The Line Of Fire MVL 1993 Suspense Thriller. Clint Eastwood, Rene Russo, John Malkovich. 9:35 Hope Floats M 1998 Comedy Drama. Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick jr, Gena Rowlands. 11:30 Patriot Games PGV 1992 Action Thriller. Harrison Ford, Anne Archer. 1:25 No Country For Old Men 16V 2007 Crime. Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem. 3:25 Ladies In Lavender ML 2004 Drama. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl. 5:10 Underworld – Rise Of The Lycans 16V 2009 Action. 6:45 Double Jeopardy MVLS 1999 Thriller. 8:30 Gangs Of New York 16VLS 2002 Historical Drama. 11:15 Austin Powers 2 – The Spy Who Shagged Me MS 1999 Comedy.


12:50 Underworld – Rise Of The Lycans 16V 2009 Action. 2:25 Gangs Of New York 16VLS 2002 Historical Drama. 5:10 Double Jeopardy MVLS 1999 Thriller.

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


6:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – Second Test, Day Three. From Hawkins Basin Reserve in Wellington. 7am L Golf – US PGA Tour Northern Trust Open – Round Four. From Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. 12:30 Sky Sport News UK 1pm Golf – European Tour (Highlights) Africa Open – Round Four. From East London Golf Club in Eastern Cape, South Africa. 2pm Football – A-League (Highlights) Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Heart. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 2:30 Rugby League – NRL Auckland Nines (Highlights) From Eden Park in Auckland. 4pm Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Northern Trust Open – Round Four. From Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. 5pm Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) The Sprint Unlimited. 6:15 L Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup India v Scotland – First Innings. From Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 10:05 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v India – Second Test, Day Four. 10:35 L Cricket – ICC U19 World Cup India v Scotland – Second Innings. From Dubai International Cricket Stadium.


2:30 Fox Sports News 3am The Crowd Goes Wild 3:30 Arena Access 4am Football – A-League (Replay) Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners. | Compiled by

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Braden makes it a double



Braden Currie has defended his Coast to Coast crown, finishing 20 minutes ahead of five-time winner Richard Ussher on Saturday. The defining moment was as expected, when Currie, 27, broke away on the mountain run. He delivered a blistering time of 2hrs 49.56mins and with no one able to keep up his furious pace he was able to build a 24-minute lead heading into the kayak leg. “I’m incredibly lucky to be able to run like that and still come out pretty fresh. I felt really good the whole way for the run, so I knew I’d have a good lead.” From there he was able to keep the chasers at bay, just as he did last year, to win by 20.24 minutes from Ussher. “I had a pretty reasonable lead but it’s that whole thing that you have it if nothing goes wrong. “When I came off the run and knew I had 20 minutes I knew if nothing goes wrong it should be mine.” Braden completed the 243km journey in 11hrs 18:37min.

Braden Currie runs down the Sumner beach with son Tarn.




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