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Firefighters had their work cut out to douse hay bales on Boundary Road, the scene of one of four suspicious fires on Saturday morning. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 220214-TM-182


Firefighters are condemning the actions of an arsonist accused of lighting four fires on rural properties in the early hours of Saturday morning. Scene examinations have now confirmed the fires were deliberately lit. The Ashburton Volunteer Fire

Brigade responded to call-outs on Boundary Road at 4.18am, Stranges Road at 4.34am and Fords Road at 4.35am – all involved hay bales in paddocks, trees and fence lines. The fourth fire on Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road at 5.37am was a hay shed, where machinery was also damaged. With all Ashburton applianc-

es attending the first three fires along with nearby rural fire appliances, the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade was called in to man the Ashburton station. The Methven brigade then attended the Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road fire along with firefighters from Mayfield and Mt Somers. Ashburton Volunteer Fire

Brigade chief fire officer Alan Burgess said investigators had now completed scene examinations and believed the fires were the work of arsonists. Fortunately strong winds from earlier in the night had died away and that worked in firefighters’ favour, he said. The Ashburton brigade returned to two of the scenes later

on Saturday to deal with flareups. The Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade was also called out to a fire in a paddock at 2.45am but that was not thought to have been linked to the alleged arson attacks.



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Warship to be named Queen Elizabeth The Queen will officially name Britain’s biggest ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, at a ceremony in July. The monarch will give the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier a traditional champagne christening at the Rosyth dockyard near Edinburgh on July 4 to mark its completion. The ship is named after both 87-year-old Queen Elizabeth II and England’s Queen Elizabeth I, who reigned from 1558 to 1603. Thousands are expected to line the banks of the Firth of Forth for the event. More than 7000 people in more than 100 companies around Britain have played a hand in its construction. The dock will be flooded later in July so the 280-metre long ship can be floated for the first time. Sea trials are expected to begin in 2017, with flight trials of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth multirole fighters starting the following year. The ship is due to enter service in 2020.



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Dotcom prepared to change name Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom says he will change his name again if his Internet Party is voted into Parliament. The promise came in response to an online petition calling for Dotcom - formerly known as Kim Schmitz - to change his name to Kim Dotcodotnz. The Facebook petition has attracted almost 7600 supporters in four days. Dotcom responded on Twitter yesterday: “A Facebook page asks me to change my name to Kim Dotcodotnz ... The #InternetParty gets 5+% & I’ll be Kim Dotgovdotnz.” The tweet suggests he will change to the new name if the Internet Party passes the 5 per cent threshold to get into Parliament in this year’s election.

Space flight ready this year UK businessman Sir Richard Branson has reiterated his claim that the first Virgin Galactic flight into space will take place later this year. The launch date for the much-delayed project has been put back repeatedly from the original 2007 forecast, but the Virgin entrepreneur has confirmed he will fly with his children on the inaugural flight later in 2014. Celebrities including Hollywood actors Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie have apparently reserved spaces to become space tourists, with tickets costing six figures and including brief periods of weightlessness during the two-hour trip to 100km above the Earth. Branson says the first unmanned test flight will take place soon. The inaugural flight - due later this year - will be televised live by American Richard Branson broadcaster NBC.




153 carat diamond unearthed Sierra Leone says it has discovered a diamond worth $US6.2 million ($A6.8 million), declaring it one of the most precious finds of the past decade. The stone, dug up last week in the eastern district of Kono, was measured at 153 carats, making it significantly bigger than the largest find of 2013, a 125-carat diamond unearthed in the same area, the state-run National Minerals Agency said. “This 153.44-carat diamond is one of the finest diamonds to be found in Sierra Leone in the last 10 years,” it said. It was graded as D+ on the D-to-Z diamond colour scale, meaning that it has almost no yellow tint caused by nitrogen impurities, and the agency said it “could only be matched or surpassed by fancy diamonds such as blue or pink in terms of price”. “The diamond is a cleavage in terms of shape and the clarity is of very high quality,” the statement added. Sierra Leone remains one of the world’s poorest countries after a brutal 11-year civil war which ended in 2002. The conflict left the world with images of feared rebel leaders, armed from the sale of “blood diamonds”, who recruited drugged-up child soldiers and hacked the limbs off thousands of civilians. But the country’s mineral riches - which include gold, bauxite, titanium ore and magnetite iron-ore, as well as diamonds - have attracted massive investments.


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Firefighters at the scene of a fire in a hay barn on Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road, suspected to have been the work of arsonists. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 220214-tM-003

Farmers urged to be vigilant By Michelle NelsoN

Federated Farmers is calling on Mid Canterbury farmers to be the “eyes and ears of emergency services”, after four suspected cases of arson on rural properties. Firefighters from around the district scrambled to deal with the fires, all involving hay bales in the early hours of Saturday morning. Federated Farmers Mid-Can-

terbury Grain and Seed chairperson David Clark said farmers needed to be extra vigilant, particularly at dusk and at night, note the details of any suspicious behaviour or vehicles and report anything untoward to Ashburton police. Aside from the wanton destruction of animal feed and shelter, Mr Clark said someone could die as a consequence of this reckless behaviour. “If there is a road accident or a house fire, then our rural fire-

fighters will be in the wrong place needlessly fighting deliberately lit fires,” he said While none of Saturday’s suspicious fires were near dwellings, Mr Clark said fire could move quickly in the current dry conditions, putting the lives of people and animals at risk. He encouraged farmers to organise their own fire suppression equipment. “A ute or trailer fitted with one or two 1000 litre totes and a pump means you may be able to

extinguish a fire before it takes hold,” Mr Clark said. Given the risk of copycat crime, the federation has recommended relocating hay bales away from roads and access points. “At least that will make it more difficult for an arsonist to do damage,” Mr Clark said. Burning stubble or agricultural residues at night contravenes the Ashburton District Council’s code of conduct; therefore all fires spotted at night should

be investigated. “If this is arson, then the perpetrators are foolish in the extreme and should face the full weight of the law if they are caught,” he said. “We do not understand how someone could derive pleasure from such a reckless and dangerous act. “If you know or suspect someone is a firebug, then please let the police know because they are putting lives at risk.”


Passengers rescued after boat takes on water By saM Boyer aNd Matthew Backhouse Passengers on a dolphin-watching cruise remained calm as they waited to be rescued from a charter vessel that started taking on water north of Auckland yesterday afternoon. Four crew and 36 passengers - including some children - were on board the MV Dream Weaver when it started taking on water in Tiri Channel near Whangaparaoa.

The Coastguard was notified at 1.48pm and responded with several vessels. The police launch Deodar then took the rescued passengers to Westhaven Marina, where ambulances awaited their arrival. Police said there were no reported injuries but some passengers were suffering from sea sickness. Passenger Maureen Kelly said there was not widespread panic on board but “there were a few anxious people”. “We didn’t really know what

was happening. It was a bit scary, really. They didn’t really tell us what was going on, just to get the lifejackets on.” She was on the dolphinwatching trip with members of her family. Most people remained calm, she said, including children on the boat. “The kids were alright. I don’t think they realised how serious it was, or could have been.” Another passenger on the boat said the port side had started to sink as it took on water.

The left-front of the boat was close to water-level, he said. The crew advised everyone to head to the highest point - the rearright - of the boat, until they were rescued. Three Coastguard boats and a nearby yacht helped remove passengers from the boat, before the police boat arrived and collected everyone together and returned them to shore, he said. Inspector Ian Booker of police northern communications said it was not known why the vessel

had started taking on water. “It didn’t hit anything, as far as we know, but it was just taking on water, so the people were offloaded as a precaution.” Mr Booker said the vessel was an 18m power catamaran with a capacity of 60 people. However, the vessel was “nowhere near capacity” at the time of the incident. Coastguard spokeswoman Georgie Smith said three Coastguard vessels had responded to the distress signal. - APNZ

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Troubled student finally in school By Myles HuMe

An Ashburton principal who was forced to exclude a pupil last year is concerned it took months to find a permanent solution for the troubled child. Ashburton Intermediate principal Gavin Cooper said the pupil had been out of school since term three last year after he was left with no choice but to exclude him for his constant behavioural issues that put staff and pupils at risk. The Ministry of Education confirmed last week the pupil would be going to Auckland’s Westbridge Residential School.

Mr Cooper was disappointed the ministry took more than four months to eventually reach that stage. “I think he will now get the support he needs, but it has just taken a long time to get there . . . I have concerns about the state of special needs education in general for kids like this,” he said. He has now taken his concerns to Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew, who is expected to approach appropriate ministries after Mr Cooper emails her with details. Last year, Mr Cooper said he tried to keep the pupil in school, attempting to access the min-

istry’s intensive wraparound service (IWS), which includes implementing social workers, mentors and extra staff training for the child. The initiative was brought in after the ministry made the controversial decision to close down some residential schools for intellectually disabled or badly behaved children. But Mr Cooper was told at the time there was limited IWS positions available in the South Island. He had no choice but to exclude him. After failing to find him a new school, Ministry of Education enablement and support sector

head Katrina Casey said it had “been working with the school and other agencies to get the best service and support for the student” since he was excluded. She said the ministry prioritised the child to receive support from the intensive wraparound service before Christmas. Work has been done since then including allocating him specialist support early in January. “The IWS Psychologist and Westbridge School have already met to develop the support plan and a start date will be confirmed with the residential school once arrangements have been finalised,” Ms Casey said.


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Drug charges Ashburton police arrested and charged a 20-year-old woman for allowing her home to be used to consume cannabis and allowing cannabis utensils to be used. She will appear in the Ashburton District Court to answer the charges. Two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, have been referred to youth justice on related cannabis matters.

Prank no joke Pranksters who put a wheelie bin atop a 40-metre Norfolk pine tree in Auckland’s North Shore have been slammed for wasting fire service resources. A specialist high ladder truck had to be sent from Auckland city to the suburb of Forest Hill to retrieve the bin following calls from concerned residents who were worried it would fall from the tree and seriously injure someone. Northern fire communications shift inspector Jaron Philips said callers reported the wheelie bin was perched 30 to 40-metres high. A fire service station officer said the call-out was a waste of resources and the bin could have been dangerous had it fallen.

Fatal collision The cause of a fatal multiple vehicle collision north of Cambridge on Saturday is still to be determined. One man died and four other people suffered minor to serious injuries following the crash, which occured at the intersection of SH1 and Hautapu Rd about 4.20pm. Police said the serious crash unit were still working to establish the cause of the crash, but it appeared that two sedans and a van heading south have been involved to varying degrees in a collision with a northbound 4x4 vehicle towing a trailer.

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Hannah Gale and her Irish setter Darcy were among hundreds of dogs at the Ashburton Kennel Association’s all-breed show at the weekend. The shows were run over Saturday and Sunday, at the Al-

lenton Rugby Club grounds. About 400 dogs representing 90 breeds paraded in the ring on both days, where they were judged on confirmation according to their breed standards by a panel of judges from Austral-

ia and Christchurch. Saturday’s best-of-show award went to Christchurch breeder’s Christine and Georgia Nash’s lhasa apso, Dexter, and yesterday Arowhenua couple Nigel and Robynne Trainor’s

English springer spaniel Buzz was recognised as top dog. Ashburton beagle breeder Helene du Mez said apart from yesterday morning’s thunder storm the event went off without a hitch.

Kiwi in Bali asks family to stay away The New Zealand woman jailed in Bali on drugs charges has told her friends and family to stay away, 3 News reported. Leeza Ormsby said she had asked her family to stay away as she didn’t want to draw more attention to her case. Ms Ormsby, who has been

living in Sydney, was arrested after police allegedly found methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana during a raid on a luxury villa in the Denpasar suburb of Dalung. She told a 3 News reporter who visited her in jail that she feared publicity about her case

would work against her. Ms Ormsby was reluctant to talk about the charges against her in Bali, and said she had told family and friends to stay away. She had been given food and water by her lawyer, but said anything of value was quickly

taken off her in her jail cell, 3 News reported. Bali police are expected to hold a press conference in the coming days, when Ms Ormsby is expected to be paraded before media, along with the evidence against her. - APNZ

A man who died while hunting in a remote area of Hawke’s Bay is believed to have suffered a medical condition, emergency services say. A rescue helicopter was alerted to the incident when a personal locator beacon was activated about 6.45pm on Saturday night in the Ruahine Range. Police said the man, who is yet to be formally identified, was with a hunting companion at the time.

Fires suspicious Two suspicious fires which occurred in South Auckland on Saturday night are under investigation. The first fire occurred at an unoccupied house in Geraldine Rd in Otara, northern fire communications shift inspector Jaron Philips said. The second fire took place around the corner from the first shortly later when a shed caught fire.

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1394 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 9, 22, 24, 27, 34, 40. Bonus number: 23. Powerball winning number: 6. Strike: 34, 27, 9, 24.

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Quinton keeps ahead of police By Michelle NelsoN

Old viaducts to be restored Four giant timber viaducts built in Southland nearly a century ago have been saved in a collaborative funding deal. The four viaducts were built in the rugged Waitutu Forest on the south coast of the Fiordland National Park in the early 1920s as part of a timber tramline to the Port Craig logging and sawmill operation. The sawmills were dismantled after the Great Depression and in the 1990s the viaducts became part of the Hump Ridge Track. The largest viaduct, the Percy Burn the highest timber trestle bridge in the Southern Hemisphere - had to be closed in May last year because of safety concerns with the decay and corrosion of the key structural elements.

The four viaducts have Category 1 Historic Places Trust registration and are listed as one of New Zealand’s top 50 engineering structures. They will now be restored thanks to an agreement between the Department of Conservation (DOC), the Southland District Council and the Port Craig Viaduct Trust. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith made the announcement yesterday. “We need to restore and protect these massive viaducts as a tribute to the incredible engineering feats of our pioneering ancestors,” Dr Smith said. The cost of restoring the viaducts has been put at $480,000. DOC will provide a $160,000 boost towards the work over the next financial year. - APNZ

After almost two weeks on the run Ashburton fugitive Christopher Esmy Quinton continues to evade the long arm of the law. A warrant was issued for Quinton’s arrest on February 12. He is wanted for matters relating to family violence. Police and members of the armed offenders’ squad (AOS) have search several Ashburton addresses in response to tip-offs but have not located Quinton. Sergeant Bryan Ennis said police had “knocked on a few doors” during the weekend, but there was still no sign of Quinton (right). It is thought Quinton may be sporting a beard to cover distinctive tattoos, not going out during the day, and wearing a hoodie to avoid being recognised. Police have had Quinton’s Work and Income benefit suspended, and believe he is being assisted by others in the community.

Anyone with information on Quinton’s whereabouts is asked to contact police detective Leigh Jenkins at the Ashburton Police Station on (03) 3078416. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Darby’s Aussie role in Modern Family Kiwi actor and comedian Rhys Darby (right) is back home and buzzing after three days filming a special episode with the star-studded cast of hit American TV comedy Modern Family in Sydney. Better still, there was even a chance Darby’s character would return for a future guest appearance. “They didn’t kill him off, so who knows?” Darby quipped yesterday. The actor confirmed his Modern Family character was a TV host and friend of the show’s gay couple. “He’s a friend of Cameron and Mitchell ... The whole family have gone down to Australia and they’ve caught up with this friend of theirs again through Facebook.” He had to keep a lid on other details but his character clearly had interesting sartorial tastes. Darby sparked pandemonium online when posting on Instagram a sexy picture of himself in black-andwhite shorts and turquoise jacket. “I look good in nautical clothing,” he laughed. “You don’t even have to have a boat.”

On location, Darby got to meet one of the show’s stars, Ed O’Neill, who played Al Bundy in the 1987-97 sitcom Married ... With Children. “He’s a staunch guy. He seems bigger in person. It was a bit of a life-long dream to meet Al Bundy.” The sitcom’s holiday special was shot in the heart of the city, sparking huge public interest. The shoot was hard work, the Flight of the Conchords star said, but it was impossible for cast and crew to ignore their beautiful surroundings. The shoot took a worrying turn when a deranged fan grabbed actress Sarah Hyland’s breast at a public event but Darby said he didn’t experience negative fan behaviour. He said it was great to win the role as the only “Australian” character in the sitcom. “It’s pretty funny for us to get another one over Aussie,” he said. “The family went to Australia and the main guest star role in the show ended up being a Kiwi.” Darby is now preparing for his countrywide comedy tour Mr Adventure.



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4WD left burning on the beach By Michelle NelsoN

Hakatere residents watched with dismay as a contingent of four-wheel drivers left a burning wreck on Ashton Beach, without bothering to call the fire brigade. Richard Tucker, who lives at Upper Haketere, saw the scene unfold from his front window late on Saturday afternoon. He said the vehicle was being driven in an annual bridge-tobeach rally which runs down the Ashburton River from the bridge in the centre of town. Mr Tucker was unsure of how the fire started, but said a discharged fire extinguisher left beside it indicated someone may have attempted to put it out. However, they failed, and the vehicle was well ablaze when it was abandoned on the beach. “I called the fire brigade because I’ve seen how fire can take off in the scrub. It was very irresponsible, with everything being so dry – I’ve seen quite a few accidental fires down there and it spreads very quickly,” Mr Tucker said. The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade responded with two tenders, a tanker and a 4WD vehicle. Those participating in the event also “ripped off ” the

Weather wreaks havoc Severe weather and a reported mini-tornado has caused extensive damage to property in North Canterbury tonight. Fire service shift manager Andrew Norris said a “cluster of houses” in Amberley, 50km north of Christchurch, had been badly damaged about 6.30pm. There were reports that the damage was caused by a tornado, but that had not been confirmed, he said. “We’ve got one house that’s almost lost its roof completely [and] another house that’s got a damaged roof and windows blown in.” There is also a “cluster of houses” nearby which had “varying degrees of damage”. Fire fighters were at the scene but had yet to confirm the scale of the damage, Mr Norris said. Five additional units are also on the way. There were no reports of injury, Mr Norris said. - APNZ

Rider run over at race A 6-year-old motocross rider received chest injuries when he was run over after falling from his machine during a race near Martinborough on Saturday. Martinborough senior firefighter Dean Dibona said a volunteer fire crew went to the scene at a Hinakura farm on Longbush Road, where an off-duty paramedic was treating the boy about 11.30am. Mr Dibona said he was told the boy had fallen from his motorcycle during a supervised event at the race day, which was being held on a farm property. A competitor in the race had unintentionally ridden his machine across the boy’s chest after he fell, Mr Dibona said. - APNZ

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An abandoned 4WD was left ablaze by rally drivers on Ashton Beach.

locked gate to a walkway/quad bike track on the Hakatere reserve to gain access. Mr Tucker said the track was not wide enough for 4WD vehicles, which had gone over the edge in the past. Mid Canterbury 4WD club

president Stan Van Heeswyck said the rally was not organised by his club. “It started off as a poker run years ago, it’s held about this time every year, they just organise it themselves,” he said. “Some of our members go

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along to keep them safe, pull vehicles out of the river and mud when need arises – but it’s a voluntary thing, nothing to do with the club.” Mr Van Heeswyck said it was “pretty poor form” to abandon a vehicle when it was on fire.


Friends tell of financial pressures Charlotte Dawson was under intense financial pressure at the time of her sudden death on Saturday. The television personality and former model, 47, was found dead at her luxury Sydney apartment. Dawson’s sister Vicky Dawson, an Auckland travel consultant, spoke of the family’s heartache. “We’re absolutely devastated,” she said. “We miss her terribly.” She and her other sister Robin Barclay are expected to fly to Sydney to bring Dawson’s body home. Dawson’s body was found by a security guard at 11.15am - just 45 minutes before her rented $1200-a-week Woolloomooloo apartment was due to be sold at auction. Dawson, who had long battled depression, had been unhappy about not having any work lined up this year. She had been axed by Australia’s Next Top Model in November. “She had major fi-

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nancial problems because she had no work and no income $1200 is a lot of money, and that hit her hard,” said one friend. She had been nominated for a Logie Award, Australian television’s supreme honour, but was also upset that fellow nominees Didier Cohen and Jennifer Hawkins were being more strongly promoted by the entertainment network Foxtel. Her most recent boyfriend, 24-year-old Tyrone Corban, said he had caught up with Dawson a few days ago and she had seemed “great” then.

“She was a beautiful person,” he said. On Saturday, her friends from the worlds of television and fashion led an outpouring of shock and grief. Fashion designer Dame Trelise Cooper fought back tears as she described Dawson as a consummate professional who suffered from a real human condition. “I think the thing about her was that she was always kind, always generous, always funny and also really brave and I think misunderstood by so many people who didn’t know her.” Julia Hartley-Moore, who worked with Dawson on How’s Life and Charlotte’s Web, a documentary following the search for Dawson’s biological mother described her as gorgeous. “I used to sit next to her. I can remember looking at her and thinking ‘My God’. She was beautiful beyond beautiful. She was just stunning, but she was troubled.” - APNZ

Former ACT leader Richard Prebble has announced he’s coming out of political retirement to work as the party’s campaign director for the 2014 election. Acting party president Barbara Astill said the appointment meant ACT would go into the election with the country’s best election strategist. ACT increased its vote in every election with Mr Prebble at the helm, Mrs Astill said. Mr Prebble said he decided to take up the position “because Parliament needs at least one party willing to ask the question, where is the money coming from for all these political promises”. - APNZ

Biker blown off course A Christchurch motorcyclist learnt about wind gusts the hard way after she lost control of her motorcycle coming down Rimutaka Hill Road yesterday afternoon. Kay Smith, a Christchurch chef, was riding with her fiance and friends towards Featherston when her Ducati bike drifted into gravel near a road barrier, flipping her into the road shortly after 1pm. She was not seriously injured but dazed and “nearly unconscious”, according to her friends. The Featherston Fire Brigade, Wellington Free Ambulance and police attended, with traffic held up for about 20 minutes. She was taken to Wairarapa Hospital. - APNZ

National up National and the Greens have been major movers in the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll with National up six points to 51 per cent and the Greens down by 5 to 8 per cent. Labour remains on 34 per cent despite being under the new leadership of David Cunliffe since September. National could govern alone on 51 per cent. The Maori Party and the Conservatives have had no change and are on 1 per cent; New Zealand First is on 3 per cent, down one point on the last Colmar Brunton poll in October. United Future and Act registered no support. Prime Minister John Key is preferred Prime Minister by 43 per cent, the same as the October poll. Mr Cunliffe is down by two points to 10 per cent, and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is steady on 4 per cent. National began the year with a policy package to reform school leadership structures. - APNZ

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Raewyn Richards and Louise and Sophia Stocker, 1, enjoyed a stroll in the garden at the Braided Ribbons Quilting Symposium fundraiser. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 220214-tM-179

Quilting symposium draws crowds By Michelle NelsoN

A fundraising event featuring quilts in a garden has been deemed a huge success by organisers. The Ashburton-based Braided Ribbons Quilting Symposium group staged the display to raise money to host the National Symposium of Quilting in April. Convener Paula Lawrence said as well as strong support

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from locals, people travelled from as far afield as Rangiora and Central Otago to view the artworks on show in her Tinwald garden. “It was absolutely amazing – we were really, really happy,” she said. “More than anything people were really keen to look at the quilts and a lot of people were interested in learning quilting,” she said. When the four-day national symposium kicks off on April

24, it will be a first for Ashburton. The event, held every two years, usually in a city, is expected to attract up to 700 visitors on opening day, and 200 people will take part in the workshops and classes on offer. “I put my hand up to bring it to Ashburton two years ago in Nelson, because a lot of women in Christchurch were badly affected by the earthquakes and couldn’t make it – holding the event in a central location makes it much more accessi-

ble,” Mrs Lawrence said. “On the first day there will be merchant stalls, so many people have to travel as far as Auckland to buy materials, so we’re expecting there will be huge interest in that.” The National Symposium of Quilting will be held at Ashburton Intermediate School, and the Braided Ribbons group is hoping business and the community support them, and make the visitors feel welcome.

Man dies in custody A man has died in police custody after being arrested and taken to a police station to sober up. The 20-year-old man was arrested for breach of peace about 1am on Sunday morning, Counties Manukau District Commander Superintendent John Tims said. Police had been called to an address in Manurewa by a member of the public, where they found family members trying to restrain an intoxicated man who was violent and aggressive. Mr Tims said the man was arrested and taken to Manukau Police Station for detoxification. The man continued to behave in a violent and aggressive manner while in custody. He was placed in a monitored cell and a police doctor assessed his condition. After 5am he was checked again and found to be suffering from laboured breathing. He was placed in the recovery position and police staff performed CPR until ambulance staff arrived. Paramedics continued CPR for more than 40 minutes. He was pronounced dead at 6.10am. “This is a sad and difficult time for all involved,” Mr Tims said. “Our staff make every effort to assure the safety of intoxicated people while in custody. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family.” A post mortem examination will be held, and a criminal investigation and policy and procedures investigation are under way. The incident has also been referred to the IPCA and the Coroner. Police said support was being offered to the family of the deceased. - APNZ


Woolworths boss complains of Aussie-bashing By JoNathaN MilNe Kiwis have jumped on an “antiAustralian bandwagon”, according to the chairman of the huge Sydney-based supermarket chain at the centre of bullying allegations. Woolworths chairman Ralph Waters, who employs 200,000 people in Australia, New Zealand and around the world, spoke exclusively to the Herald on Sunday on Saturday. He was furious at allegations his company had boycotted New Zealand products, and that its

Kiwi subsidiary Countdown had demanded retrospective payments from suppliers under threat of being taken off the shelves. “I am concerned about the unnecessary and unworthy impact of this on Countdown and our 3000 New Zealand employees, and I am very disturbed about how quickly it slips into antiAustralian rhetoric. It comes too often in New Zealand ... it is unhealthy. “Three to four months after my wife arrived in New Zealand, she said she couldn’t watch the

news at night because it was just so full of belting up Australia. And it comes in waves.” He rejected Labour MP Shane Jones’ claim, made under parliamentary privilege, that he had rung suppliers telling them to not co-operate with a pending Commerce Commission inquiry or Woolworths would drop their products from Australian shelves. “I don’t deserve to be personally crucified,” he said. “This is the most outrageous thing to say. Does somebody think I got to be where I am and

do something as stupid as that? I mean, seriously, what a statement to make about somebody with my bloody reputation and history. I’m absolutely irate he’s basically accusing me of flagrantly breaking the law. “This is bigger than Ben Hur, for something that never even happened. All of my advice from Woolworths is just to bloody say nothing and let it go past. But I can’t do that any more, since he’s personalised it.” He said Woolworths Australia had bought $310.5 million worth of New Zealand products

in the past 12 months, and was in negotiations with a local company for a big new supply contract. “So that’s a black ban on New Zealand suppliers? We are a $300m customer to New Zealand and are being treated like this.” Waters would not comment on the allegations of retrospective payment demands but he did say Kiwi shoppers were better off because of Countdown’s “robust” negotiations with suppliers. - APNZ

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$6.8m Treaty BEST SIGN COMPITITION claim settled A $6.8 million Treaty of Waitangi settlement claim has been signed with Auckland iwi Te Kawerau a Maki. The Crown signed the deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with the iwi at Makaurua Marae in Mangere, Treaty negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson has announced. The settlement includes cultural, financial and commercial redress of $6.5 million - used to purchase 86 per cent of Riverhead Crown Forest Licence land at Te Onekiritea Point in Hobsonville, and a contribution of $300,000 towards the establishment of a marae. The forest would be a significant commercial asset for the iwi, Mr Finlayson said. Further cultural redress includes the vesting of nine significant cultural sites to the iwi. Te Kawerau a Maki’s claims were based on the Crown’s actions and omissions, including extensive Crown purchases in the three decades following the signing of the Treaty in 1840. Reserves that had been set aside for the iwiwere never protected and were gradually alienated from tribal control. The iwi was subsequently rendered virtually landless which had a severe impact on the health and well-being of the Te Kawerau a Maki community, with effects that continue to be felt today, he said. “While we can never fully compensate for the wrongs of the past, this settlement will enable the people of Te Kawerau a Maki to focus on developing a strong cultural and economic future. - APNZ

Three New Zealand citizens held for more than two months in the United Arab Emirates on drugs charges are due to appear in court today. Four New Zealand citizens were arrested in the December 19 drugs bust in Sharjah, however one has since been released, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) confirmed. All four were living in UAE. Formal charges have not yet been laid by the authorities, an MFAT spokeswoman said. “We have been advised that the next court hearing is scheduled for 24 February. “Consular representatives from the New Zealand Consulate-General in Dubai have visited the detained New Zealanders on three occasions, to check on their health and well-being, and provide consular support. “As is the case with all legal proceedings involving New Zealand citizens, the Ministry cannot comment on the ongoing legal process or interfere in the judicial proceedings of another country.” Consular staff in Dubai were continuing to provide updates and advice to the families of the detainees concerned, the spokeswoman said. “The Consulate-General’s role is to monitor the New Zealand citizens’ welfare and ensure that they have the same rights as other detainees in the United Arab Emirates.” The UAE has strict laws concerning drugs offences. In 2012, Briton Nathaniel Lees was sentenced to death by firing squad and spent time on death row after selling less than an ounce of cannabis. His fate remains unclear. Despite the strict sentences, death penalties in the UAE are automatically be reviewed by the Appeal Court, then the Supreme Court and finally by the Court of Cassation, the Telegraph reported. Usually, 19 judges consider the punishment and if one dissents, the capital sentence is quashed. The country’s leaders can also veto the ultimate punishment. Of the around 12 people who have received capital sentences for drugs offences since 2007, none have been executed. - APNZ

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afer Ashburton’s Think First Project could be onto a winner. The pilot scheme at Mt Hutt College seems like a brilliantly obvious weapon solution to combat bullying. Project co-ordinator John Hobbs and Methven youth mentor Juanita Richards have been training 22 young students at the college to become advocates who can be approached by other students for advice. The idea is that youngsters will feel more comfortable talking to their peers they can trust about bullying, whether it is physical, by phone or online. We all know that most teenagers at some stage appear to be speaking a different language than the adults around them, some simply reverting to grunting to avoid having a conversation with parents or teachers. Ever since Adam was a cowboy, teenagers have considered the older generation strange, uncool and out of touch with what goes on in their lives. Most parents try hard to keep the lines of communication open, with varying success, but often the teens will find it difficult to explain their deepest problems or ask for help. By training their peers, most classes at Mt Hutt College will now have a youth advocate who they can confide in without any fears of their secrets ending up on Facebook. These advocates will be more aware and empathetic of the stresses and concerns their fellow students face and may even know which students are being bullied. Mt Hutt College has no big issues with bullying but they are keen to nip any occurrence in the bud. These new advocates may be perfect to raise the alarm bells before things escalate. New Zealand has a high rate of teens with mental health issues and youth suicide and like other countries faces an increasing threat from cyber-bullying. Hopefully the pilot scheme at Mt Hutt College will prove to be effective and can be rolled out throughout Mid Canterbury. And who knows, if the scheme thrives, it may be picked up outside the district.




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s the New Zealand economy continues to pick up, more and more young people are successfully finding work. The latest employment data shows strong improvements in youth employment, and a reduction in the overall unemployment rate. This is a clear indication that Kiwis are benefiting from National’s plan to build a more competitive and productive economy, one of our priorities this term. Household Labour Force Survey results released this month show employment among 15 to 24-year-olds has increased by 28,500 over the past year. Additionally, youth disengagement is declining, with the number of 15 to 24-year-olds not in employment, education, or training, at its lowest point since December 2008. These improvements do not happen by accident. National has implemented a number of initiatives to drive economic growth, and I am pleased to see the success of programmes such as National’s Youth Guarantee Scheme and Trades Academies, the Apprenticeship Reboot, and Job Streams subsidies. Because some students don’t thrive in the traditional classroom environment, we introduced the Youth Guarantee Scheme to support 16 to 19-year-olds gaining Level 1 -3 qualifications at tertiary education providers. Since it began in 2010, qualification completion rates for providers offering the Youth Guarantee have increased from 48 per cent, to 64 per cent in 2012. There will also be 4500 places available in trades and services academies in 2014, allowing young people to explore vocational career opportunities while still at school. For young people interested in apprenticeships, National has extended the Apprenticeship Reboot subsidy. We are on track to support 14,000 new apprentices with funding for

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In brief Syria motion adopted The UN Security Council has adopted a unanimous but nonbinding resolution calling for the lifting of the siege on several Syrian cities to allow passage of humanitarian aid convoys in the war-torn country. The resolution was drafted by Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg and had the backing of Britain, France and the United States. - AFP

Six children drown Six children have drowned while skating on a river in northern China. The children aged 5 to 11 were skating together at the weekend near a village in Pingyao county in Shanxi province. After residents alerted police, rescuers were sent to the scene. About an hour later, they pulled four bodies from the river. It took another few hours to find the bodies of the remaining two children. - AP

Shocking tragedy Supporters listen to former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko as she addresses the crowd in central Kiev, Ukraine, at the weekend. ap photo

Protestors in control of Kiev By Dmitry Zaks Ukrainian protesters have seized control of the capital Kiev in a historic cascade of events. Jailed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko has walked free while marginalised President Viktor Yanukovych is defiantly claiming he still wields power. The situation in the ex-Soviet nation - deeply divided between aspirations towards the European Union and loyalty to Russia - was still fluid at the weekend and uncertainty reigned over whether the opposition had definitively triumphed over Yanukovych on a day of high drama exactly three months into the country’s crisis. But there was clearly no more

evidence of the brutal violence that had charred the heart of Kiev for much of this week and left nearly 100 people dead. The tens of thousands of protesters who had occupied the city’s central Independence Square discovered security forces had all but abandoned government and presidential buildings and anyone was now free to enter unchallenged. They and other city residents gawped in awe and anger at the ostentatious luxury Yanukovych had built up inside a private estate featuring everything from a private zoo to a replica galleon floating on an artificial waterway. Yanukovych gave an interview from the pro-Russian eastern bastion city of Kharkiv

denouncing the “coup” against him and branding his political foes “bandits” - comments that won firm support from his backers in Moscow. But the army issued a statement saying it “will in no way become involved in the political conflict” and the police force declared itself in support of “the people” and “rapid change”. British Foreign Secretary William Hague sounded an encouraging note about the “extraordinary developments”. “Events in the last 24 hours show the will of Ukrainians to move towards a different future, and ensure that the voices of those who have protested courageously over several months are heard,” Hague said. The parliament in Kiev

stepped into the power vacuum left by Yanukovych’s departure by voting to oust the embattled president and setting new elections for May 25. MPs followed up with an equally dramatic move ordering the release of Tymoshenko - a former prime minister and stalwart supporter of close EU ties, who remained Yanukovych’s nemesis even when she was sent to prison in 2011 on a seven-year sentence for “abuse of power”. The fiery 53-yearold co-leader of the 2004 prodemocracy Orange Revolution then appeared in a wheelchair on Independence Square’s main stage to a rapturous welcome from a 50,000-strong crowd. “You are heroes, you are the best of Ukraine.” - AFP


Mexico captures drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ By Laurent thomet The world’s most wanted drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has been captured by Mexican marines and hauled away in handcuffs, ending a bloodstained reign and a 13-year manhunt. His ability to sneak tonnes of cocaine, heroin and marijuana into the United States made him “Public Enemy Number One” in Chicago, joining American gangster Al Capone as the only criminal to ever get the moniker. The result of US-Mexican co-ordination, the arrest deals

a blow to the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico’s biggest drug-trafficking organisation, an empire that stretches along the Pacific coast and smuggles drugs to the United States, Europe and Asia. Guzman was captured at the weekend in the Pacific beach city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, along with an unidentified associate “without a single shot fired”, Attorney-General Jesus Murillo Karam said. “There was no damage and nobody was hurt,” Karam said in a brief news conference in a Mexico City navy base where Guzman was later paraded in

front of television cameras. The 56-year-old Sinaloa cartel kingpin wore a white shirt and jeans and sported thick black hair and a moustache. He was flanked by two masked marines who held him by the arms and neck before hauling him inside a federal police helicopter, on his way to prison. The United States had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Guzman, who is accused of being behind much of the drug violence that has plagued Mexico for years. - AFP

Eight schoolchildren drowned in the Muar river in Malaysia’s southern Johor state, police said yesterday, in what officials described as a “shocking” and rare tragedy. The drownings occurred on Friday after the boys, aged between 13 to 16 years, went jogging along the river bank in Segamat district, local police chief Mohamad Kamil Sukarmi said. - AFP

Maria von Trapp dies Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 99. Von Trapp died at her home in Vermont last week, her brother Johannes von Trapp said. Maria von Trapp was the last surviving member of the seven original Trapp Family Singers made famous in The Sound of Music. She was the third child and second-oldest daughter of Austrian Naval Captain Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. - AP

Car bomb kills three A massive suicide car bomb targeting an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon near war-torn Syria has killed two soldiers and a civilian. The bomb is the third this month to hit areas where the powerful Shi’ite Muslim movement Hezbollah, which is helping the Syrian regime battle insurgents, is a dominant force. The al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, a group named after al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, used Twitter to claim the attack - in the township of Hermel indicating it was revenge for Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria. - AAP

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Protesters opposed to plans to build a new airport for the French city of Nantes have smashed shop windows and hurled paving stones at police, who answered with tear gas and rubber bullets. Tens of thousands of protesters against building the airport on protected swampland swarmed the western city’s Petite Hollande square, the latest in a string of demonstrations against the pet project of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. - AFP

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Methven Rugby Club Methven Rugby Football Club’s third grade team of 1959 were a dominant force. They won the Mid Canterbury third grade competition and the seven-a-side. Of the 15 games they played that season, the team won 14 and lost just once. Points for that season totalled 448, with just 78 against. The team was (back row, from left) H. Harrison, M. Vaughan, A. Pawsey, B. Pawsey, T. Norton, L. Butcher; (middle

4 row) J. Hood, A. Pithie, M. Gray, J. Marshall, D. Stewart, T. Lamong, F. O’Reilly; (front row) A. Blain (coach), M. Molloy (captain), S. C. Williams (president), I. Bassett (vice-captain), A. Sheate (assistant coach); (sitting) B. Williams, D. Malloch. Absent were M. Cleeve and W. D. Cooksley. Norton went on to become one of the All Blacks’ finer hookers. Glenys Vaughan supplied the photo.

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ginger, zest and 1 tablespoon oil. ■ Rub the spice mix over the chicken, and set aside or refrigerate until needed. ■ Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line an ovenproof dish with tin foil, and place the marinated chicken with the beetroot, garlic and remaining olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt and wrap in the tinfoil.

Bake for 40 minutes or until soft when tested with a knife. When done, remove and cool. ■ Heat a BBQ or frying pan to a medium heat. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until done. ■ Combine and toss the salad greens, snap peas, red onion, and capsicums in a large bowl. ■ For the pesto dressing combine 1 tablespoon pesto, 1 tablespoon olive oil and juice of 1 lemon in a small bowl. ■ Serve chicken on the salad with the beetroot, and drizzle with pesto dressing. ■ If fresh beetroot is not available then replace with canned baby beetroot however these do not need to roasted. Simply cut into quarters and add to the salad.

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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 Cam Whiting, who has found himself living in Switzerland and working for a major sports company.

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am Whiting left New Zealand with a couple of suitcases and the possibility of an adventure. Twelve years later he’s living with his wife Melissa in Bern – the capital city of Switzerland – and working for a large sporting company. Cam works for SCOTT Sports, a manufacturer of sporting products including bikes, skis and outdoor clothing. “I’m responsible for SCOTT’s international business development in the Asia-Pacific region and Middle East. “The company’s headquarters is located in Givisiez, about 36km from Bern, so I often ride my bike to and from work. “There’s an incredibly strong sporting culture at SCOTT, so the bicycle parking area gets very full most days.” Cam said he was fortunate to have a job that combined his love of the outdoors with frequent travel abroad. The Whitings love travelling and have plenty of places they could visit, with family all over the world.

“I met Melissa in Sydney during my first year in Australia. Melissa is a first-generation Australian; her parents - along with many of their relatives left China in the 1960s, seeking a better life. “My dad (Rex) was born in Ashburton and my mum (Moyra) was born in Edinburgh so when Melissa and I got married in 2008, we had extended family fly in from all over the place - it was really special. “Actually, one of the biggest benefits of living in Switzerland is being able to spend more time with mum’s side of the family in the UK - it is only a 90-minute flight from Zurich airport to the UK.” With the exception of a few years overseas when Cam was young, the Whiting family has always lived in New Zealand, predominantly in Southland. “Dad was appointed school principal of Ashburton Intermediate in 1994. I still had one year of high school remaining, so mum and I moved to Ashburton at the end of 1995 after I had finished school.

“I began studies at Lincoln University in 1996, but came back to Ashburton for summer holiday work. I lived in Ashburton for another few years, before moving to Christchurch in 1999.” His new home is similar to his former home in many ways. “Switzerland has almost exactly the same land area as Canterbury, but eight million people live in that space.” There are four official languages spoken - German, French, Italian and Romansch (unique to Switzerland). “English is widely spoken, so it’s a fairly easy country to travel around for visitors. “Public transport is clean, efficient and ubiquitous. We don’t own a car here, but we can go almost anywhere in Switzerland in less time, and in more comfort, by train. “We love the European food culture, especially the famous Swiss cheeses and chocolates.” It can get cold in winter, with the coldest day they’ve experienced living in Bern being -20 degrees. But that was “pretty

exceptional”, Cam said. “Temperatures are usually below zero throughout the winter months, which can extend from October until April; though this winter is already much milder than the last. “Housing standards have been very high in Switzerland for a long time so damp, freezing, homes almost do not exist. “Triple glazing is standard and our apartment is kept cosy with minimal heating.” Culturally, the Swiss bear many similarities to Kiwis – particularly Southlanders. “They’re very independent, resourceful and people of few words. “At a broader level, Swiss and Kiwis share a love of sport and the outdoors, although it saddens me that Switzerland manages to respect its natural resources, particularly water and land, much better than we do in New Zealand. “Still, Swiss people flock to New Zealand for vacations and many of my colleagues have remarked how friendly Kiwis are.”

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Switzerland is like a bigger version of Queenstown, Cam said. “Almost every conceivable outdoor pursuit is possible, from skiing, to rafting, snowshoeing, mountaineering, mountain biking and swimming. “We use a lot of our spare weekends going over the border to other European countries, which is comparatively easy and cheap to do.” Eating out in Switzerland can be expensive, and it is hard to find amazing cafes like those in New Zealand and Australia. “So we tend to eat at home 99 per cent of the time. As in most Swiss households, coffee comes from a Nespresso machine,” he said. Work-wise, Cam is a happy man. SCOTT is a big company which is known around the world. “We sponsor a professional cycling team which won two stages in the Tour de France last year on SCOTT bikes, so there were a lot of very happy people in our company in July!” Cam said.

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t’s mid-afternoon on a hot summer day. After a full morning at a theme park, energy is running low. While the adults are ready to leave the fun behind for a few hours’ rest, there are many in the party who don’t want to leave. Legoland has come up with a solution. The Legoland Hotel, which opened in April, sits just outside the entrance to the theme park. The three-storey, 250-room hotel is an explosion of primary colours made to resemble the structures that can be made using the popular toy bricks. It’s not unusual for hotels to have decor that continues the theme of an amusement park. But the Legoland Hotel has been designed as if it were part of the park. From the Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure-themed rooms to the Lego bricks found from the lobby to your room, leaving the park doesn’t mean leaving the fun behind. “We wanted the hotel to continue the theme we have here in the park of promoting interaction, promoting creativity, inspiring kids to use their imagination,” says Jake Gonzales, a spokesman for the park and hotel. “It’s about kids. This isn’t a park built for adults using a kids’ theme. This is a child’s park that adults can enjoy, too. The hotel’s the same way.” Rooms are designed to give adults and children their own space. Bunk beds are situated in an area where children can play with Lego, watch TV (that only shows kid-friendly channels) or figure out the combination to the in-room safe where kid

Legoland is an adventure playground like no other but now you can stay there at the Legoland Hotel to extend the experience even further, as Rick Bentley found out recently.

The entrance way to the 250-room Legoland Hotel which has themed rooms and lots of Lego bricks to play with.

treasures await. “A lot of things in the rooms were designed just for kids, such as a peep hole low in the door and a training seat in the toilet,” Gonzales says. The attention to young park visitors doesn’t end in the room. There are more than 3500 Lego models in the hotel -

A pirate themed room in the Legoland Hotel.

created from more than three million bricks - and seven are animated. In the main lobby, kids are urged to build with Lego while their parents check in. And each restaurant has kids in mind, including Bricks Family Restaurant where a buffet station designed at a height they can reach. The main attraction is the 52 hectare theme park created by Danish toy maker The Lego Co. It offers more than 60 interactive rides, shows and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping and more than 27,000 models created from some 57 million Legos. The Southern California attraction opened in 1999, the third Lego park built and the first outside Europe. It’s divided into nine areas: The Beginning, Dino Island, Pirates Shores, Miniland USA, Duplo Village, Castle Hill, Imagination Zone, Fun Town and

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If you prefer worlds that exist in a galaxy far, far away, the Lego Star Wars Miniland model display includes everything from a life-size model of Chewbacca to scenes from Tatooine and Hoth. The newest attraction in the park is the Lego Movie Experience, where one of the sets from The Lego Movie can be seen. It took more than 2000 man hours by 11 builders, under the guidance of Master Builder Paul Chrzan, to build.


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In brief

Monday, February 24, 2014


World’s best throw It didn’t take Valerie Adams long to get into the swing of things after surgery, as the double Olympic and four-time world champion achieved the world’s best throw for the year at the International Track Meet in Christchurch on Saturday. The 29-year-old achieved a best of 20.19m in Christchurch, which was her first competition since August and first since knee and foot surgery in September. Adams had four throws over 20m, which eclipsed the previous best for the year of 20.05m by world championships silver medallist Christina Schwanitz of Germany, and promptly declared she’s ready to defend her world indoor title in Poland in two weeks. - APNZ

Win for Waitakere Waitakere United set up a mouth-watering semi-final tie against Auckland City after being Canterbury 3-1 at Fred Taylor Park yesterday. The champions needed victory to keep alive their title defence and they now face a twoleg battle against their great rivals in a bid to qualify for a seventh straight final. Waitakere, winners of the last four ASB Premierships, had stuttered through the season and suffered five defeats, setting up yesterday’s must-win match and virtual quarter-final against Canterbury. - APNZ

Chelsea holds lead Arsenal and Manchester City replied in kind after John Terry scored an injury-time winner against Everton to preserve Chelsea’s position as Premier League leaders yesterday. Chelsea’s victory briefly gave them a four-point lead at the summit, but Arsenal closed the gap to a point by overwhelming Sunderland 4-1 and City are three points back with a game in hand after edging Stoke City 1-0. Arsenal had been dealt a dispiriting 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday and they reacted in style by outclassing thirdbottom Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester United had a 2-0 success at Crystal Palace. - AFP

Phoenix in finals mix The Wellington Phoenix are becoming one of the best travelling teams in the A-League - and their impressive away form is pushing them towards a finals spot, maybe even into the top four. Friday’s stunning 4-1 victory against the Central Coast Mariners was their fourth win in five games across the Tasman, with the only reversal in that span a 2-1 loss to runaway lyeaders Brisbane. It also represented their first win over the Mariners in Australia since 2010; before Friday the Phoenix hadn’t even scored a goal in Gosford in their last three matches there. The bad old days of battling for a point, scrapping to get something, away from home are gone. This team takes charge of its own destiny, and while that will still lead to disappointment on occasions as it invites risk, the Phoenix now have firepower. Andrew - NZH Durante

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Classic action on the course Greig Sparrow tees off in the Harvey Norman Classic at the Ashburton Golf Course on Saturday. The two-day pairs tournament was ambrose on Saturday and best ball yesterday. The overall winners from the field were John Moses and Peter Walker, with Geoff and Jenny Kean in second. The top men’s pair was Allan Anderson and Steve Cowie while the top women’s pair was Alison McGregor and Sharon Bradford. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 220214-tM-109


Breakers crash out of contention By KRis shannon Stick a fork in them - they’re done. The New Zealand Breakers yesterday lost the last hope they had of retaining their championship, being beaten 96-92 by Adelaide to complete an unsuccessful - and decisive - road trip. The defending champions will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010, ending a three-year period of success which resulted in three straight Australian NBL titles. Mathematically they are still alive but only the most eternal of optimists would see the cal-

culations over the last month of the season equal a playoff place. With a 9-14 record, the Breakers will probably need five wins on the trot to give themselves a chance of sneaking in the back door of the finals. For a side that have managed consecutive victories only twice this season, that prospect seems fanciful at best. To be fair, they did go down fighting. After limply surrendering in the 20-point loss to Wollongong on Friday, the Breakers scrapped and clawed their way through the contest against the second-placed 36ers. And that battle could have

had a different outcome had Tom Abercrombie followed the lead of CJ Bruton in the waning seconds. But, after the veteran nailed two triples to give the Breakers a chance, Abercrombie bricked an attempt that would have handed his side the lead. That miss was the final nail in the coffin of a title defence that never really got going. A 4-9 start dug a deep hole, before inconsistency and a 3-10 away record prevented the Breakers from ever digging their way out. There have been few highlights this season. Gary Wilkinson’s return was one, and the

big man earned a double-double of 13 points and 14 boards yesterday, while Corey Webster showed his continual development with 16 points, edged only by Tom Abercrombie’s teamhigh 16. But there were more negatives than positives and that is unlikely to change over the remaining five games. After reducing the gap to two heading into the fourth quarter yesterday, the Breakers faced a quarter that was to sink their season. Try as they might, the champs couldn’t crack the home side, ceding that tag for the first time since 2010. - APNZ


Smith gives Australia massive target By RoB FoRsaith South African captain Graeme Smith waited 77 minutes on day four before declaring on 5-270 in the second Test, setting Australia a target of 448 in Port Elizabeth. Wayne Parnell’s groin injury means Smith is a bowler down and Robin Peterson’s omission leaves him without a frontline spinner, while 64mm rain is

predicted on today’s final day. But centurion Hashim Amla had little interest in hitting out and Smith wanted only half-anhour at Australia before lunch last night. The Proteas are fully expected to square the three-Test series, given they skittled Australia for 246 in 57 overs on Saturday. The visitors will be chasing well in excess of the 273 scored

by South Africa in 1962, the highest fourth-innings total recorded at St George’s Park. They would also need to set a new world record for a successful fourth-innings Test chase, bettering the 418 chased down by the West Indies in 2003. Amla (127 not out) started yesterday on a nervy note by flashing at a wide ball and edging between slip and gully, but was all class from then on as

he ended a lean run with a 21st Test century. Quinton de Kock was out edging to Nathan Lyon for 34, while JP Duminy finished 18 not out. The Proteas resumed on 4-192, adding 78 runs at roughly a run a minute. Michael Clarke, speaking after stumps on day three, was still full of belief his side could win the match. - AAP


Monday, February 24, 2014

In brief


Nonu out of Crusaders clash By Patrick Mckendry Midfielder Francis Saili, one of the Blues’ best players in his team’s mostly lacklustre performance against the Highlanders in Dunedin, is an injury concern for coach Sir John Kirwan but Ma’a Nonu has already been ruled out of the next match against the Crusaders. All Blacks second-five Nonu joined the Blues following ankle surgery in the off-season and was thought to be a chance against Todd Blackadder’s men - a team also on the rebound after an opening defeat - at Eden Park on Friday night. But Kirwan said yesterday the 31-year-old 88-test veteran was simply not fit enough. “He’s only just started running,” Kirwan said. “It’s still too early for him; he won’t be playing.” The leadership and directness that an in-form and motivated Nonu could have provided would have been manna from heaven for Kirwan and the Blues after the Highlanders’ 2921 victory on Saturday which at one stage looked like being a rout. Saili suffered a foot injury during the match in which he linked with newcomer Benji Marshall to score a brilliant chip-andchase try to continue the momentum of his team’s come-

Warriors blitz Broncos The Warriors don’t always cope well with expectations but it’s something they will have to come to grips with heading into the new NRL season after dismantling the Broncos 48-4 in their final pre-season match in Dunedin yesterday. Not only did they score nine tries, some of them excellent, but they also conceded only one and kept a strong Brisbane side scoreless for the final 67 minutes of the match. Being tough on defence is not something naturally associated with the Warriors but it’s vital if they are to succeed this season. “The four in the scoreline is what pleased me the most,” coach Matt Elliott said. “We had a lot of commitment to defence. It’s something we want to do a better job of.” - APNZ

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Francis Saili was one of the Blues’ best players in Saturday night’s loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin. nzh photo

back. He returned to Auckland yesterday in a moon boot ahead of a scheduled X-ray. After failing to fire a shot in the first half and turning at 24-0 down, the Blues’ fightback was impressive but ultimately futile. To compound matters, Chris Noakes, who had a difficult evening at first-five, missed a relatively easy penalty on fulltime which would have earned his team a losing bonus point. The casualty list doesn’t end with Saili, either. Flanker and captain Luke Braid has an ankle injury and fellow loose forward

Steven Luatua has a similar, but less serious, problem. The good news for Kirwan is that All Blacks front rowers Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will be available against the Crusaders after their extra week’s rest. The bad news is that they will need all the reinforcements they can get against the Crusaders, who lost to the Chiefs in Christchurch, before they head to South Africa for matches against the Bulls and Lions. The Bulls aren’t the team of old, but Loftus Versfeld can be an intimidating place to visit,

and the Lions, with two victories from two, are having an exceptional start. “It’s like we started the season in the second half,” Kirwan said. “We charged back into it after halftime and in the end we could have got one or two [bonus] points, but it is very disappointing. We can’t let teams get those sorts of starts. We put ourselves under too much pressure with turnovers and errors in contact. “We played too much rugby in our own territory, which can be fatal if you make mistakes.” - ANPZ

England beat Ireland in a thriller A second-half Danny Care try helped England to a 13-10 victory over Ireland in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham Saturday to keep their Six Nations rugby championship hopes very much alive. Duncan Weir was the hero for Scotland in the day’s other match as his last-gasp drop goal gave his side their first victory of the campaign, 21-20 against Italy in Rome. England should have had a try as early as the sixth minute but Jonny May had the ball ripped from his hands by Conor Murray when poised to score. However the home side still went in ahead at the break thanks to an Owen Farrell penalty. Ireland came out the stronger and Rob Kearney cut through the English defence two minutes after the restart to score the first try of the game with Jonny Sexton slotting over the resultant conversion to move the visitors 7-3 in front. The sides ex-

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changed penalties in a bruising encounter before a Mike Brown line-break eventually set up Care to score under the posts. Farrell kicked the conversion to put England 13-10 ahead although Ireland exerted significant pressure in the final ten minutes, England held firm to seal the win. The result leaves England, France, Wales and Ireland all tied on four points at the top of the Six Nations table although Ireland have a considerable points-difference advantage of +42, compared to +21 for England, +6 for Wales and +1 for France. Defending champions Wales trounced France 27-6 in the Friday night game. “It was a proper Test match, two quality sides going at it and I thought we were excellent throughout,” England coach Stuart Lancaster said. “Given the experience and form of the Ireland team and

England’s Owen Farrell

some of the relative inexperience in our team I was just so proud of them. “Ireland threw everything at us but once we got that lead we just clung on.” Earlier Saturday, Scotland prevailed in the probable wooden spoon encounter against Italy thanks to Weir’s late heroics. Italy led 13-3 at the break thanks to a Tommaso Allan try

just before the half-time whistle, with the Italian fly-half also converting and kicking two earlier penalties. Scotland’s only points of the first period came from the boot of Greig Laidlaw, who reduced the deficit further with another penalty before Alex Dunbar powered over in the right corner. Laidlaw missed the chance to level the scores when his conversion attempt drifted wide but Scotland moved in front for the first time with another Dunbar try on 67 minutes, which Weir successfully converted. The lead lasted just two minutes, as Joshua Furno crossed over in the corner for his first try for Italy, with replacement Luciano Orquera slotting over the conversion to open up a 2018 lead. However, Weir broke the home side’s hearts with his drop goal effort to secure the narrowest of wins. - DPA

The gloves Muhammad Ali wore when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title fetched $US836,500 ($A930,000) at auction almost 50 years to the day after the fight. The gloves were part of Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction on Saturday, and the price was posted on their website. The buyer was not identified. The gloves were used by the young fighter from Louisville, Kentucky, then named Cassius Clay, to launch a legendary boxing career that made him a global sport icon. Clay won a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and four years later faced a heavily favored Liston at Miami Beach. Liston was coming off back-to-back first-round knockouts of Floyd Patterson, the first to end Patterson’s six-year reign in the heavyweight division and the second to defend the crown. But along came Clay, a brash and outspoken 22-year-old who taunted Liston endlessly and stopped him in the seventh. - AFP

Call for NRL support Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has called on the NRL to do more to help grow the World Club Challenge after the tricolours were crowned world champions on Saturday night. After leading Wigan 18-0 at halftime the Roosters withstood a spirited fightback from the Super League champions in the second stanza to emerge 36-14 winners at Allianz Stadium. The victory added the World Club Challenge title to the NRL premiership the Roosters won last year and was the club’s third win in the international club showpiece, after victories in 1976 and 2003. - AAP

Olympic records broken Mario Matt became the oldest Olympic skiing champion on Saturday when he won a chaotic men’s slalom while the penultimate day of the Sochi Games saw a third positive dope test. The 34-yearold Matt, a two-time slalom world champion, proved unbeatable over the two runs, finishing with a combined time of 1min 41.84sec to close the skiing competition. His Austrian compatriot Marcel Hirscher, the reigning world champion, finished second at 0.28sec, with young Norwegian sensation Henrik Kristoffersen taking bronze at 0.83sec. - AFP

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Ashburton Guardian

In brief

Monday, February 24, 2014


Big loss for College The Ashburton College 1st XI were outclassed by Christ’s College in the Canterbury Secondary School’s one-day cricket competition on Saturday. Christ’s posted an imposing 264/7 from their 50 overs with an unbeaten 101 from Liam Beckett at number six. Deon Biggs took 2/48 from his 10 overs and Kieran Hunt had 2/41 from his nine overs. College made a solid start to be 103/2 with Tom Dudley bowled on 30. Hunt was next to go at 120/3 and the collapse set in, with College losing seven wickets, including Michael Burton for 33, for seven runs to be 127/9. Christ’s Lochie McKellar was the main destroyer with 5/27 including the wickets of Dudley and Burton.

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Cochrane breaks record Tauranga hurdler Michael Cochrane has won a big race at the Perth Classic meeting and broken the New Zealand record for the 400m hurdles in the process. Cochrane lowered the record to an impressive 49.72secs, 0.18sec under the previous record of 49.90 set by another Waikato Bay of Plenty athlete Nic O’Brien in 2003. Cochrane had entered the Perth meeting to race against legendary reigning London Olympic champion Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic. Thirty-sixyear old Sanchez also has a second Olympic title to his name from 2004 and two world championship titles. Not only did Cochrane get to race against his hero, he soundly beat the star, along with the best Australia had to offer. - APNZ

Emphasis on character Stephen Kearney admits that next time the Kiwis are selected, they will need to take into account “character as well as talent”. The Kiwis coach has said little since the sleeping pills misuse at the World Cup was revealed, but was frank when his reappointment was announced. “We need to pick the right personnel based on character as well as talent,” Kearney said. “We might have players that are not as talented but have the character that we want.” In the wake of the sleeping pills scandal, the Kiwis might not be a broken team, but serious repair work will need to be done to restore the proud culture of the squad. The team itself was divided by the saga. - NZH

First blood to Laverty Eugene Laverty scored Suzuki’s first Superbike world championship victory since 2010 when he sped to victory at Phillip Island yesterday. The Northern Irishman won the first of two 22-lap scheduled races at the Victorian track in the opening round of the new season. Starting from the second row on the grid after qualifying fourth fastest, Laverty carved his way through the pack, hitting the lead on lap 17 and going on to win by nearly three seconds. Marco Melandri was second and polesitter and fellow Aprilia rider Sylvain Guintoli, who led for much of the race, third. Guintoli is the early world Superbike championship leader after winning the second of the two races when Lavery’s Suzuki blew up in a cloud of smoke on lap 15 of the scheduled 22 laps. - AAP

Methven’s Ashley Mills prepares to release a delivery against Allenton in the third round of senior cricket’s Muirhead Rosebowl at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 220214-tM-113

Stags’ winning run halted By Jonathan Leask

Lauriston ended the Tech Stags’ strong start to the Muirhead Rosebowl with a 54-run win Saturday’s third round. Lauriston made 200 all out in the final over with Scott Maher 46, Rob Hooper 49 and an unbeaten 62 from Jeremy Duckmanton. Harry Jones and Jayden Faunge both took three wickets, with Jones 3/22 off 8.2 and Faunge 3/40 off his nine overs.

Jones then made 71 for the Stags, but found little support as the Stags were dismissed in the 40th over for 146. Duckmanton produced a man-of-the-match five wicket bag, with 5/24 off 8.4 overs, to go with his half century. The win also had Lauriston move a game ahead of Methven in the race for the Studholme Shield, the overall trophy, after Methven suffered a second consecutive defeat. Allenton had lost four games

in a row since winning in their previous encounter with Methven, but broke the string of defeats with a 73-run win at the Ashburton Domain. The hosts made 164 all out with Jeff Naish top scoring on 59 and Logan Ford the next best on 26. Methven’s Ben Payne finished with a five-wicket bag with figures of 5/16 from 8.5 overs. The Methven reply was anchored by Davey Maw but he had no help from the other end

as Methven were bundled out for 91. Maw made 49 with no other batsman able to reach double figures. Jeremy Punselie and Mark Andrew both took three wickets with Andrew an impressive 3/3 off three overs. The Tech Sharks won by default over Coldstream, with representative commitments, harvest and other reasons meaning Coldstream only had four available players.

Cricketers finish on high note By Jonathan Leask

Mid Canterbury finished the Hawke Cup cricket season on a high with an outright win over South Canterbury at Aorangi Oval in Timaru at the weekend. Having previously been beaten by zone opponents Otago Country, North Otago and Southland to be out of contention for zone’s challenge, Mid Canterbury produced a strong all-round performance to end on a winning note. After sending South Canterbury into bat the visitors took

control before lunch to have South Canterbury 77/7, after they had been 35/0. South Canterbury was eventually all out for 127 with Robbie Polson 5/35 off 17 overs and two wickets for both Tom Meyrick and Richard Print. Mid Canterbury then surged to a first innings win and were 205/4 at stumps on day one, with Will Southby 47 not out and Bo Houston 43 not out and Polson making 55. Houston was out on the first ball of the day yesterday but Southby had finished up on 90

with the rest of the line-up chipping in as Mid Canterbury declared at 314/8, a lead of 187. South Canterbury then went to lunch at 16/2 with Print making the breakthroughs, and after lunch the hosts were struggling at 120/8, still 67 runs behind. The tail wagged with a 40run stand for the ninth wicket before they were eventually all out for 169, with Meyrick taking four wickets and Shaun Stagg three, 18 runs short for Mid Canterbury to claim an outright win and the W L Richards Trophy.

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Monday, February 24, 2014


In brief

Alton eyes up record season Cambridge trainer Gary Alton is currently two wins shy of beating his stable record of 14 wins in a season and is hopeful promising mare Felicity Hall can take him one step closer to that goal at Avondale today. Alton has the four-year-old daughter of Falkirk engaged in the rating 65 Avondale Appliance Centre 1200 and she looks a strong winning prospect. “She has been a real work in progress to date with green-


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ness costing her on several occasions, but lately she seems to have clicked as to what the game is all about,” he said. “She won narrowly but well at Rotorua two starts ago but didn’t appreciate the wet track at Ellerslie at her last start as she just couldn’t get balanced with the ground shifting around underneath her. “Since then her work has been good and I expect her to acquit herself well today.”

Alton will also line up promising maiden galloper Curious in race 3 on the card and is keen for the son of Alamosa and Railway Stakes winner Cannsea to perform well. “He is owned by former Avondale Club president Graham Morgan who hasn’t enjoyed the best of health lately so it would be great to see him go a super race for him,” he noted. “I think he will be a better horse in 12 months time but he has been

good at the trials and is ready to take the next step now.” Alton also reported that stable flag bearer Historian had taken no harm from his unplaced run in the Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa and was on target for his next Group One assignment. “It was a bit of a shock that he ran last that day at Te Rapa but he was never really happy in the ground after the rain the night before.” - APNZ

Classy mare returning Former Australian-based galloper Thy will take the next step towards resuming her career in New Zealand with a hit-out at Tuesday’s Matamata trials. Owned and raced by Matamata’s Waikato Stud the winner of four from sixteen starts, including twice at Listed level, entered the Te Akau Racing stable of trainer Jason Bridgman in January after returning from across the Tasman. She has made steady progress and took the first step to a raceday return with a solid hit-out at the recent Cambridge trials. Despite being amongst the tailenders in the 10 horse open heat over 950 metres she pleased her stable connections. “Jason has taken her along quietly and although she finished near the rear of the field she looked a picture,” said Te Akau Racing’s Jeff Dore. - APNZ

Kumeu harness Today at Avondale Racecourse

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2 49698 Beta B Quick (2) fr .................... J Abernethy 3 61219 Big Ern (3) fr...................................S Phelan 4 90777 Russian Alsu (4) fr .........................M Collins 5 25413 Millwood Roxy (5) fr ......................N Chilcott 6 0x601 Rykaard (6) fr ......................... S Grayling (J) 7 86871 Mach’s Gem (7) fr ......................P Ferguson 8 59644 Thomas McBride fr....................... Scratched 9 37561 Chequeme Rosie (21) fr................P Butcher 10 57116 Earthbound (22) fr.................... M McKendry 11 9x318 Miss Sophie (23) fr ........................Z Butcher 12 70988 Mighty Mach (24) fr .............. D Ferguson (J) 13 81354 Chattan (25) fr .............................J Stormont 14 87016 Harry The Maori (26) fr ............ D Branch (J) 15 72488 J C Skipper (27) fr .........................T Mitchell 8 3.50pm OLEX CABLES KUMEU COUNTRY CUP HCP PACE $8000, 4yo+ c2 & faster discrhcp pace, stand, 3000m 1 28721 Who Dares Wins (1) fr........................L Neal 2 79356 Pureora Paree (2) fr ......................N Chilcott 3 67057 Winstone P (1) 10 ......................... A Sharpe 4 14644 Celtic Warrior (2) 10 ......................Z Butcher 5 56136 Bettorbeastar (3) 10 ................. M McKendry 6 42321 Spirit Of Art 10 ............................. Scratched 7 96441 Howzat (4) 10............................... B Mangos 8 07760 Alta Tallyho (U1) 10 ...................S McCaffrey 9 66x80 All About Speed (1) 20 .................S Gibbons 10 82222 Underwood Road (2) 20....................L Hollis 11 x5822 Chokullen (3) 20............................B Hackett 12 65038 Westburn Courage (U1) 20 ..... B Butcher (J) 13 76751 Randalstown (1) 30 .......................P Butcher 14 26314 Kippenberger (2) 30 .......................J I Dickie 15 20218 Beaming Jay (U1) 30 .............. T Macfarlane 16 14134 Millview Sarah (U2) 30 .............. J Abernethy 17 99527 Macs Creation (1) 40 .......... S Abernethy (J) Emergencies: Winstone P, Alta Tallyho

PACE $7000, 3yo+ f&m c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2100m 1 1260x Real Star (1) fr ......................... M McKendry 2 19143 Simply Stunning (2) fr ............. T Macfarlane 3 7x671 Love My Way (3) fr ...............M Anderson (J) 4 04063 Vote For Me (4) fr .......................P Ferguson 5 07x07 Kleen N Shine (5) fr ........... M Blakemore (J) 6 33811 Vibe fr........................................... Scratched 7 86479 Infrequently (6) fr..........................A Veint (J) 8 0089x Wings On Fire (7) fr ....................J Stormont 9 22509 Shardon’s Pearl (21) fr ..................Z Butcher 10 00010 Flyin Impact (22) fr ........................N Chilcott 11 1 Its All On (23) fr .............................T Mitchell 12 41582 Fleetwood Mach (24) fr ............. J Abernethy 13 89x56 Merstique Desire (25) fr ................P Butcher 14 22054 Ace Of Delight (26) fr ....................S Lawson 10 4.58pm FRANKLIN GRASS TRACK MEETING 4 MARCH MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+, c1 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2100m 1 x1498 Got To Be Good (1) fr ....................P Butcher 2 72899 Hitch (2) fr ............................ D Ferguson (J) 3 69430 Bute Mach (3) fr ............................S Lawson 4 89x56 Merstique Desire fr....................... Scratched 5 x2515 Raffaello (4) fr ...............................T Mitchell 6 15204 Take The Hint (5) fr ................. B Butcher (J) 7 02361 Gotta Go Armbro fr ...................... Scratched 8 137 Lady P (6) fr ........................ S Abernethy (J) 9 46886 Sir Indianapolis fr ......................... Scratched 10 54x18 Atomic Jet (21) fr...................... M McKendry 11 0186x Machraculous (22) fr ............... T Macfarlane 12 x6421 Gone N Bort It (23) fr .................P Ferguson 13 96x34 Miro Bay (24) fr .............................Z Butcher 14 63840 Ravna Gora (25) fr ....................... B Mangos 15 78550 Waipipi Falcon (26) fr ....................N Chilcott

1 834x3 Baseer m (6) 59 ................................L Innes 15 570x Cedar Rose 55.5 .......................... Scratched 2 19761 Silver Platter d (2) 58 .................. D Johnson 16 x699x Imanana (6) 55.5...............................L Innes 3 41992 Adrenaline Rush (7) 58 ........... R Smyth (a2) Emergencies: Cedar Rose, Imanana 4 4.06pm AVONDALE SUNDAY MARKETS MAIDEN 4 1x66x Mat Dillon dm (9) 58.................. M D Plessis 5 25517 Felicity Hall d (5) 56.5 ................M Cameron 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 6 23156 Makarska t (4) 56 .......................M Coleman 1 Nazlanmak (11) 58.5 7 08159 Elusive Unicorn (1) 55.5.................. C Grylls 2 40. Shaara (10) 58 ......................... B Grylls (a1) 8 8x945 Courier d (3) 55.5 ..................... B Grylls (a1) 3 Dominio (1) 58 ...........................M Coleman 9 24666 Pipeline (8) 55.5 .............................. S Spratt 4 Frank Who (2) 58 ...................... M D Plessis 5 Adepto 58..................................... Scratched 6 5.15pm ROGER JAMES KINGSCLERE STABLES 6 3302 Bliss Street b (9) 56.5 ................M Cameron RATING 65 2100 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 7 6669x Caga Dance (6) 56.5....................... S Spratt 1 x0660 Sacred Knight (12) 59 ........................M Hills 8 9. Chalet Queen (7) 56.5 .................... C Grylls 2 60418 Mons Calpe d (3) 58.5 ............ R Smyth (a2) 9 542x Crafty Love b (12) 56 .................. D Johnson 3 316x5 King Laria (4) 58 ............................. K Myers 10 Sancerre (4) 56 .................................L Innes 4 05044 The Grinner d (10) 58 ............... M D Plessis 11 8x6Fx Zambari (8) 56 ............................T Thornton 5 8x30x He Kin Talk (1) 57....................B Hutton (a3) 12 570x Cedar Rose (5) 56 .....................M Sweeney 6 x0871 Letmeby dm (6) 57 .....................M Coleman 13 x699x Imanana (3) 56 7 0x252 I’ve Got Faith t (2) 56.5 ................... R Jones 5 4.40pm AVONDALE APPLIANCE CENTRE RATING 8 x7105 Conchita (8) 55.5 ........................ D Johnson 9 690x6 Thenamesbond (11) 55.5................ S Spratt 65 1200 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m

10 99100 Saucy Penny d (5) 55............... B Grylls (a1) 11 x0226 Smuckers t (7) 54.5 ..................... C Dell (a1) 12 20606 Team Pete (9) 54.5 7 5.50pm AVONDALE DENTAL RATING 65 1380 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1380m 1 1x Burma (4) 59 .....................................L Innes 2 7x163 Rising Force (5) 59...................... D Johnson 3 57446 Flicka Of Gold (9) 58 ..................M Cameron 4 27773 Everlong (7) 57 ......................... M D Plessis 5 31837 Kalevala 57 .................................. Scratched 6 1. Justintime (8) 56.5 .....................M Coleman 7 610x3 Alagint (2) 56................................... C Grylls 8 30660 Lucky Orphan t (3) 56 ................. C Dell (a1) 9 6188 Black Russian (10) 55 .................T Thornton 10 x3457 Brokash (1) 55 ................................S Collett 11 74528 Brondan (6) 54 ................................ R Jones Blinkers on : Redenza (R2), Lucky Orphan (R7) Blinkers off : Caga Dance (R4), Team Pete (R6) Winkers on : Flicka Of Gold (R7) Winkers off : Lucky Orphan (R7)

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M2 Avondale gallops Today at Avondale Raceway

6 L4 Flying Briar (7) 57 ........................... R Jones 7 Arrow In The Sand (2) 57 ................ M Wenn 8 Irish Gem (4) 57 .......................... C Dell (a1) 7. Redenza (8) 57 ............................... S Spratt 1 2.10pm (NZT) THE ORIGINAL AUSSIE BUTCHER 9 KUMEU MAIDEN 1380 $7000, MDN, 1380m 3 3.30pm PAST PRESIDENTS 3YO MAIDEN 1200 $7000, 1 Bad Taste (3) 58.5 ................... R Smyth (a2) MDN 3YO, 1200m 2 Nazlanmak (1) 58.5..................... D Johnson 1 40. Shaara (10) 57.5 ...................... B Grylls (a1) 3 x5480 Driving Master (6) 58 .................M Cameron 2 Curious (3) 57.5 .............................. K Myers 4 56 Eight To Rule h (4) 58 .................T Thornton 3 Dominio 57.5 ................................ Scratched 5 Adepto (8) 58 4 Frank Who 57.5 ............................ Scratched 6 Christian Grey (2) 58................. M D Plessis 5 7x Zahconi (13) 57.5 ..................... A Taylor (a2) 7 Vanua Balavu (7) 58........................ C Grylls 6 Adepto (12) 57.5 ....................... M D Plessis 8 5367x Bucklebury (5) 56.5 ...........................L Innes 7 Stinger (5) 57.5 ...........................T Thornton 8 54322 Opt b (1) 55.5 .............................M Coleman 2 2.50pm ROGER JAMES KINGSCLERE STABLES 9 27 Light Up A Screen b (9) 55.5 ...... D Johnson F&M MAIDEN 1380 $7000, MDN F&M, 1380m 75. Beckinsale (11) 55.5 ..................M Cameron 1 20x04 Kansas (6) 57.5...........................T Thornton 10 Parade (2) 55.5 ............................... S Spratt 2 5367x Bucklebury (1) 57.5 ...........................L Innes 11 Sancerre (7) 55.5 3 00x Boomo h (9) 57.5 .................... R Smyth (a2) 12 Little Dreamer (4) 55.5 ....................S Collett 4 Four Baronesses (5) 57.5 .............M McNab 13 Trousseau (8) 55.5 .......................... C Grylls 5 x8806 Zedenuf (3) 57.5 ............................. K Myers 14 Avondale JC Venue: Avondale Meeting Date: 24 Feb 2014 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7

M9 Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway

Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 24 Feb NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12

1 12.09pm (NZT) AWAPUNI DASH C0 C0, 375m

1 42436 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 2 54431 Waldo Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 3 33 Cider Drinka nwtd ...........................M Olden 4 3 Rock On Sprite nwtd G & ...................Denby 5 76222 Homebush Celia nwtd ...............J McInerney 6 4 Black Magic Rock nwtd G & ...............Denby 7 4 Shinzigzag nwtd G &..........................Denby 8 Magic Bolt nwtd.............................B Mitchell 9 75376 Homebush Marlow nwtd ...........J McInerney 10 7664F String Theory nwtd S & .............C Blackburn 2 12.28pm WOODVILLE STAKES C0 C0, 457m 1 7 Boston Mona nwtd F &...................Turnwald 2 33754 Just Like Prince nwtd ......................S Maher 3 65645 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 4 35648 Cee Ach Gee nwtd ........................B Mitchell 5 2223x Tina’s Dilema nwtd ...........................L Ahern 6 24666 Seconds Good nwtd.................A Duganzich 7 8 Caesar Queen nwtd F & ................Turnwald 8 27465 Caesar Win nwtd F & .....................Turnwald 9 75 Kiss of Death nwtd ..........................M Olden 10 8x85 Icahn nwtd...................................B Hodgson 3 12.48pm J P PRINT, PETONE C1 FINAL C1f, 375m 1 33342 Rebel City 22.07 ................................ N Udy

2 62215 Smirnoff 21.93.......................... S Gommans 8 42426 Flirt With Me nwtd ................... T McCracken 3 83531 Mic Player 22.27 ............................ P Lowen 9 76333 Calamity Sue nwtd .............................W Kite 4 14753 Sunday Driver nwtd ..........................P Taylor 10 7x785 Asher 22.11......................................R Waite 5 83573 Boot The Cash nwtd................ T McCracken 6 2.00pm MARTON DASH C2 C2, 375m 6 54121 Vinny Doon 21.93 B &...................G Atwood 1 48326 Opawa Jay nwtd ............................... A Clark 7 51552 Dogged Dan nwtd ............................. R Hunt 2 11152 Cosmic Choice 22.09 ................J McInerney 8 74323 Doll Parts nwtd ............................B Hodgson 3 17475 Mariah nwtd .....................................P Taylor 9 12144 Daisy’s Boi nwtd ............................. P Lowen 4 46644 Ten Eleven 21.97 ............................... N Udy 10 25544 Backyard Queen 22.43 .............. G Hodgson 5 12235 Opawa Token 21.93 ........................S Maher 4 1.13pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 457m 6 75354 Tenkay Down 21.85...................J McInerney 1 33468 Triple Aye 26.56 ......................... B Johnston 7 68416 Wolf Marine nwtd ..................... S Gommans 2 35475 Hear Hare Here nwtd P & ..................Doody 8 88368 Double Tapp 22.03 ........................ M Gowan 3 57232 Amy Wineglass 27.05 ..............A Duganzich 9 32138 Jonesy’s Fortune nwtd F &.............Turnwald 4 22334 Looks All Good nwtd ........................L Ahern 10 82568 Dasher Rum 21.78 ...........................R Waite 5 78863 Zamaddis Lass nwtd .................... T Downey 6 25642 Sarah’s Domain nwtd ................J McInerney 7 2.20pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C3 C3, 375m 1 58686 Flirt Academy 21.45 ........................... N Udy 7 57524 King’s Selection nwtd ............... S Gommans 2 64174 Shaga Banga Bang 21.58 G &...........Denby 8 38111 Loo Loo Blue nwtd ...........................L Ahern 3 44185 Homebush Hell’s 21.66 .................... C Clark 9 17346 Adda Boy Zeke 27.02 B & .............G Atwood 4 16533 Botany Dave 22.01....................J McInerney 10 72563 Miss Isabella nwtd G & .....................S Ross Enhancer 21.79...........................B Hodgson 5 1.38pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1, 375m 56 11668 37587 Decado 21.57...................................... L Bell 1 42374 Morning Light nwtd............................ D Hunt 7 68116 Addicted 21.79 .................................L Ahern 2 36711 Sheldon Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney 8 41382 Uno Orange 21.81 ..........................S Maher 3 62126 Homebush Alex 21.64 ...............J McInerney 9 16257 Gay Thorley 22.12 .....................J McInerney 4 6336P Toby’s Terra nwtd...................... S Gommans 10 61877 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75 ............... T Downey 5 41385 Cosmic Sally 22.11 ...................J McInerney 6 47526 Toxic Revenge 22.02 .....................A Speight 8 2.40pm ASHHURST STAKES C5 C5, 457m 7 12144 Daisy’s Boi nwtd ............................. P Lowen 1 17661 Ostapchuk 26.12 ..............................L Ahern

2 83654 Crushed Monkey 26.34 ...................... N Udy 3 617x7 Bumpa Sticker 26.57 ........................L Ahern 4 25536 Winning Knocka nwtd ......................L Ahern 5 15161 Rene Ranger 25.91..........................L Ahern 6 11478 Graduation 25.80 .............................L Ahern 7 16782 Lady Anabella 26.57 F &................Turnwald 8 35333 Mercenary 25.90 F & .....................Turnwald 9 28386 Superior Izmir 26.13 F & ................Turnwald 9 2.58pm CLOVERLEA DASH C5 C5, 375m 1 76342 Stirling Dann nwtd .............................. N Udy 2 62217 Individual Lily 21.57 .........................L Ahern 3 55771 Chemically Free 21.48 ....................M Olden 4 87511 Tepirita Rita nwtd F & .....................Turnwald 5 53435 Talk It Over 21.55 ................................ L Bell 6 43461 Red Moova Hoova 21.50 G & ............Denby 7 3537x Charming Nev 21.60 ........................L Ahern 8 33118 Stellar Force 21.51 ................... S Gommans 9 87717 Ya Laughin’ 21.57 ..........................B Mitchell 10 17664 Bee Rabbit 21.62 .............................L Ahern 10 3.18pm SHANNON STAKES C3/4 C3/4, 457m 1 42541 Opawa Wally 26.27 .........................S Maher 2 45773 El Jetta 26.41 ...................................L Ahern 3 125x7 Thrilling Brave 26.29 ....................... K Walsh 4 18415 Couger Alert 26.44...........................L Ahern 5 18586 Bigtime Dasher 26.42 ......................L Ahern 6 x2161 Way Too Crude 26.09 F & ..............Turnwald 7 31748 Backyard Bully 26.08 ................. G Hodgson 8 34533 Boston Chanel 25.95 F & ...............Turnwald

9 12537 That’s King 26.60 ........................B Hodgson 10 23532 Johnny Ritza 26.27 ..........................L Ahern 11 3.40pm FEILDING DASH C4 C4, 375m 1 24188 Cold Turkey 21.78 ............................G Quirk 2 51126 Attire 21.52......................................... N Udy 3 75685 Uno Allegro 21.56 ............................L Ahern 4 47867 Moody Man 21.73 .............................D Edlin 5 24333 Smidged 21.46 ..............................A Speight 6 11311 Ruapehu 21.63 G & ........................ J Clarke 7 73512 Go Fern Go 21.82 .......................A Turnwald 8 25424 Stiff Drink 22.01 F & .......................Turnwald Emergencies: 9 86716 Flying Blake 21.92 .............................. L Bell 10 3565x Fastback King 21.85 ........................ A Clark 12 4.00pm FOXTON DASH C5 C5, 375m 1 35386 Bolt Rama 21.52 P & .........................Doody 2 62234 Cosmic Fury 21.65 ...........................L Ahern 3 11567 Time Fraud 21.89 4 57315 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G & ................Denby 5 87145 Fierce Star 21.24 F & .....................Turnwald 6 18145 Emma Marie 21.77....................... T Downey 7 11122 Sir Richie 21.57................................L Ahern 8 42111 Thrilling Edge 21.70 ........................ K Walsh Emergencies: 9 87717 Ya Laughin’ 21.57 ..........................B Mitchell 10 17664 Bee Rabbit 21.62 .............................L Ahern LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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Monday, February 24, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT


Bond cleans up BY JONATHAN LEASK


Mid Canterbury product Hamish Bond claimed the clean sweep over Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale at the New Zealand Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro on Saturday. Bond and Drysdale had battled it out in the Premier Men’s Single Scull all season, with Bond gaining the bragging rights in all three contests (Karapiro Christmas Regatta, Cambridge Town Cup and the North Island Club Championships) between the duo. Saturday’s final at the national championships was no different. Bond, Drysdale and Eric Murray headed out with a fast start with Murray just taking the advantage. Through the halfway mark Bond was in the lead with Murray still in touch and Drysdale a little behind, but still on the pace. In the final 100 metres Bond still led but Drysdale charged for the line but had to settle for second place again, with Bond getting home by one second to

take the championship title and a fourth win over the Olympic gold medallist. “I’m pleased I’ve discovered something in the single and I now know how to win in it,” Bond said. “It was Mahe’s title to lose, whereas for me the premier pair title was the one to lose, but I really wanted to win the single. “It is time now to hang up the sculls and focus on the pair.” Bond won in a time of 6:41.34 with Drysdale 6:42.41 and Bond’s pair partner Murray in third. Bond had earlier claimed gold in the premier men’s pair with James Lassche and a bronze with the Southern RPC premier men’s eight. Mayfield’s Emma Dyke added silver in the women’s under 20 pair with Alice Darry after earlier winning gold with the Southern RPC under 22 women’s eight. Dyke and Darry were fourth in the under 22 women’s pair. Emma Twigg had another resounding victory to win the Cato Cup and Stephanie Foster Trophy for the sixth straight time in


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Hamish Bond in winning form

the premier women’s single scull. Bond was also judged the top male rower of the year for achieving the highest standard of rowing, while the female rower of the year was Rebecca Scown.

Dyke makes New Zealand U23 squad The Rowing New Zealand Elite and Under-23 triallists were named yesterday for trials at Lake Karapiro from March 2-6. Bond joined Eric Murray, Mahe Drysdale, Joseph Sullivan and Robbie Manson in the men’s squad with Duncan Grant also named in the lightweights after suffering from a stress fracture at

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the nationals that ruled him out of the lightweight single scull final. Emma Dyke (left) was named in the women’s squad, looking to add to her international racing experience after competing in the Junior Worlds in Lithuania last year. Crews are expected to be named at the conclusion of the four-day trial.

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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. Ph 307-0496. 60 Cass Street.

Tuesday 8.00am 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 U3A HAKATERE/ASHBURTON. Rosemary Du Pleessis, speaking about getting through an earthquake, at 10.10am. (cuppa from 9.30am) St David’s Union Church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

9.45am THE PLAINS LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Monthly meeting. Doris Linton Lounge. R.S.A. Cox Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road.

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

6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.30pm ASHBURTON BIRD CLUB.

7.30pm ASHBURTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Garden competition awards, decorative

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.

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.

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.

1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet singles. The Domain, Philip Street.

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

Monthly meeting in the Rover Den, Mania-o-roto park, Chalmers Avenue.

“tropical sunshine”. Sports Pavilion, Walnut Avenue.

7.30pm ASHBURTON SOCIETY OF ARTS. Social meeting, speaker Pam Burdett. Short Street Studio.

1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Doubles competition. Ashburton Domain, Philip Street.

6.00pm ASHBURTON ATHLETICS. 5km fun run/walk series (14 January - 1 April) $2 per entry, students free, Meet Walnut Avenue Pavilion. 7.30pm ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB. Annual General Meeting. Everyone welcome. Sinclair Centre, Park Street.

7.30pm ASHBURTON ASTRONOMY GROUP. Meet the last Tuesday of each month (excludes December). Menorlue, Ashburton College, Walnut Avenue. 7.30am ASHBURTON BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Meeting at the MacKenzie Centre, Kermode Street, all welcome. Enquiries to Faye 308-1852. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

Puzzles Monday, February 24, 2014 CRYPTIC

ACROSS 1. Our tasting the variety that will resolve difficulties (10,3) 9. Client is a convoluted sort, but won’t do a stretch (9) 10. Lord is, at the end of the day, ahead of schedule (5) 11. One in the majority, not quite a wet? (5) 12. Can’t wait for a pint: time to make a change (9) 13. Official list of trees right American soldier planted out (8) 15. On the ice he might take Spanish gentleman out (6) 18. Go off it, once the East has gone? Hang on! (6) 20. Lady of title has quids less than what’s innumerable (8) 23. Reserve flesh-creeping for unit in the library (9) 24. A covering of secrecy will, one is told, be of use (5) 25. Look fixedly around the right for a passing scratch (5) 26. Nourishing it, turn out I have concluded it (9) 27. It’s settled: the civil servants are permanent (13)

4. Ancient people with successful 19. Where there’s a will there’s a way of proving it (7) record it set out for (8) 5. Bar Pete used when about ninety 21. Closely study chopper going up to coal-workings (7) (6) 22. What’s the point of writing, 6. Passed by right recipe in the Ben? Nip round! (3-3) baking apparatus (9) 7. A lot of water carries gold in the 23. Coil of rope from the endless Rock given over to it (5) river (7) 8. ‘Jacob saw that there was corn 24. Strict Mennonite his mother DOWN turned out to be (5) in ______’ (Genesis) (5) 1. Mimed hers for a change as it tremulously gleamed (9) l4. Getting old scene-shifter posted around (9) 2. Get on the blower about 16. It’s not like 9 in lie compounded fish moving drunkenly (7) among the others (9) 3. It’s not fit to take forty 17. Once fit to a T, it might be winks within it (5) strewn over the happy pair (8)














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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 7. Circumstances 8. The Dark Ages 12. Garter 14. Rabble 16. Wrongs 18. Terror 19. Wrought-iron 23. Scandalmonger Down 1. Mint 2. Acne 3. Impair 4. Stoker 5. Snag 6. Keys 9. Harbour 10. Embargo 11. Hear 12. Gown 13. Egg 15. Ace 17. Signal 18. To time 19. Wick 20. Owns 21. Ring 22. Need QUICK Across 1. Dab hands 7. Occur 8. Malformed 9. Roc 10. Rift 11. Unison 13. A fly on the wall 15. Unclad 16. Idea 18. Opt 20. Childless 21. Eject 22. Jettison Down 1. Demur 2. Baleful 3. Amok 4. Demonstrative 5. Scorn 6. Crucial 7. Odyssey 12. Concoct 13. Allowed 14. Address 15. Utter 17. Arson 19. Edit





7. Highly unusual (13) 8. Shell (8) 9. Nervous (4) 10. Squanders (6) 12. Fasten or join (6) 14. Plaything (3) 15. Older, or higher in rank (6) 17. Neighbourhood (6) 19. Let fall (4) 21. Lucky charm (8) 23. Alien objects (6,7)

DOWN 1. Dig up (8) 2. School absentee (6) 3. US state (4) 4. Side on (8) 5. Turn upside down (6) 6. Boast (4) 11. Tactics (8) 13. Pirates (8) 16. Damage (6) 18. Cut in half (6) 20. Anger (4) 22. Single sheet of paper (4)



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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) With the Sun spending his first weekend in a reflective part of your chart and adventurous lunar vibes in play, find fun new ways to relax. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) With so many changes taking place your best option is to take a wait and see approach. If the stars are in no hurry then neither should you. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) On the professional front in particular, the more you can spend time at the drawing board considering and reconsidering your options the better. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) This is a weekend for taking matters of the heart seriously, especially with having the right work/life balance now an important a priority. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Playful lunar vibes are just what you need before moving into a busy and important week on the work front. Blow out some cobwebs first. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Take a chance over the weekend to recharge your batteries before heading into the new week. Make the lifestyle choices you want and need to make. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) If nothing seems as urgent or as pressing as it once did, it’s because that’s the new reality, giving you a chance to take a slower and less rushed pace. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) There is a languid feel in the air this weekend, giving you a chance to slow down and smell the coffee. Set the pace you want things to move at. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Tomorrow isn’t here and yesterday has been and gone, with today being where your focus should be. Real pleasure can be found in the moment. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) It isn’t rocket science with the biggest roadblock to knowing what you want usually over thinking things. It’s as simple as trusting your heart and gut. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With a passion for adventure and a hunger for life’s richer experiences you’ll find the courage to follow your hunches and a sense of spontaneity. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) With your professional instincts sharp and the Moon inspiring your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses there is a need to trust your gut.


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For all your memorial requirements New headstones and designs Renovations, Additional inscriptions, Cleaning and Concrete work Carried out by qualified tradesmen.

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THOMSON Myra Elizabeth (Betty) - Loved sister and sister-in-law Jim and Zona Keen (Ashburton), Bill (deceased) and Joy Keen, (Ashburton), and loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. At rest.




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THURSDAY: Fine. Northeasterlies.





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PROTECTION REQUIRED Seek shade, reapply sunscreen

Waimate less than 30 fine

30 to 59 fog

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

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Mainly fine with northeasterlies. Cloud increasing at night with a change to southerlies.






Mainly fine with northeasterlies.

FRIDAY Showers with cooler southerlies.

World Weather

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 187.9 no data

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Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 18.9 19.0 Max to 4pm 7.7 Minimum 2.8 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 15.8 16hr to 4pm February to date 39.0 Avg Feb to date 37 2014 to date 72.8 95 Avg year to date Wind km/h W 19 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 67 Time of gust 2:36am


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Palmerston North fine

Mostly cloudy. Drizzle patches, mainly in the east. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: W 60 km/h, gradually dying away.


Local focus

60 plus

Fine in the east, but rain developing about and west of the divide in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: NW 45 km/h gradually rising to gale 80 km/h in the evening, easing at night. Wind at 2000m: W 45 km/h rising to gale 80 km/h in the afternoon and severe gale 100 km/h in the S for a time in the evening, easing at night.

Morning cloud, chance drizzle, then fine. Northeasterlies freshening.

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Canterbury High Country

Mostly cloudy, with drizzle patches, mainly morning and evening. Easterly breezes developing.



Monday, 24 February 2014

A ridge builds across New Zealand tomorrow as a front over central areas fades away. The ridge extends across central New Zealand from the east on Wednesday, then weakens on Thursday while a front moves onto the far south. The front is likely to move over the remainder of the country on Friday.

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THOMSON, Myra Elizabeth (Betty) On February 23, 2014 peacefully at Bainlea House, dearly beloved wife of the late Tom, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Blair, (Tapawera) Allan and Pat (Culverden), Trish and Terry Trembath (Amberley), Graeme and Jan (Ashburton), Sandi and Alastair Laing (Christchurch) and loving Gran of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. “Now at peace with Dad.” Special thanks to the caring staff of Bainlea Rest Home. Garden flowers preferred please. A service of remembrance and farewell for Betty, will be held in the Hawarden Memorial Hall on THURSDAY February 27, 2014 at 2pm thereafter interment in the Horsley Down Cemetery.


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Television Monday, February 24, 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. 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 House Guest 3 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 0 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 The Looney Tunes Show 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:45 Pokemon 0 8:15 Doc McStuffins 0 8:35 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Melissa And Joey 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street 3 0 12:30 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 N Kung Fu Panda 0 4pm N Jessie 0 4:30 N The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PGR 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Shortland Street 7pm Seven Sharp 0 Dallas ticks off a list; Chris 7:30 MasterChef New Zealand 0 pays public penance; TK gets 8:30 Person of Interest AO a new boss. 0 When the Machine gives 7:30 The Middle PGR 0 the number of a prominent 8pm Trophy Wife PGR 0 lawyer whose husband was 8:30 Super Fun Night 0 murdered, the team must 9pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine PGR 0 find out if she is his killer or is 9:30 The Walking Dead 0 being framed. 0 10:30 Revolution AO 0 9:30 The Following 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Football – English Premier League (Highlights) 12:05 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 3 0 1:05 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:30 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

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 7:30 Lonely Planet – Six Degrees China Featuring unique people living within the locations, rather than simply famous tourist attractions. 8:30 Walking Through History With Tony Robinson 9:45 Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant 11pm Deals From The Dark Side PGR 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 Walking Through History With Tony Robinson 5am Secret Removers

11:30 Are You There, Chelsea? AO 12:25 Shameless AO 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:30 Primeval PGR 3 3:15 Gossip Girl PGR 3 0 4am Hot In Cleveland PGR 3 0 4:35 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

TV THREE 6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil PGR Two women discuss what it is like having Munchausen syndrome, a mental illness in which they injure themselves and fake being sick in order to get attention from others. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Gastroenterologist Dr Robynne Chutkan joins Dr Oz to reveal how gum, talking on the phone, and sports drinks can make bloating worse. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3:30 The Glee Project 4:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Road Cops PGR 0 8pm The GC PGR 0 8:30 M This Means War AO 2012 Comedy. Two top CIA operatives discover they are dating the same woman. Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine. 0 10:40 The Paul Henry Show

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:55 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Barney And Friends 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Malcolm’s friendships suffer when he becomes the suddenly popular star of a high-school play. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR 8pm The Goldbergs PGR 8:30 New Girl PGR When Nick receives an inheritance from his late father, Jess surreptitiously attempts to apply the funds to Nick’s unpaid bills. 9pm The Michael J Fox Show PGR 9:30 Raising Hope PGR 9:55 Parks and Recreation PGR 10:25 A Gifted Man PGR

11:20 N The Borgias AO 11:20 Entertainment Tonight A cache of long-lost Italian artefacts 11:45 Infomercials is discovered, inspiring Pope Alexander VI to give a pagan-themed feast for the people of Rome. 12:30 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church



6am Sochi Winter Olympics – Closing Ceremony Continued coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic closing ceremony from the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. 8:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 2pm America’s Got Talent 3 See which wild card acts will make it to the semi-finals? 3pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:30 Father Ted PGR 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Sochi Winter Olympics (Highlights) 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Storage Wars Texas 8pm Storage Wars New York PGR In the suburbs, the New Yorkers hope to discover blue-blood cash value in greener pastures. 8:30 N Coastwatch Oz PGR 9pm N Send in the Dogs Australia PGR 9:30 60 Minutes PGR 10:30 Sochi 2014 Review 12:30 Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

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 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2


6am L Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500. From Daytona International Speedway in Florida. 11:30 Motorcycling – Superbike World Championship (Highlights) Race One and Supersport. From the Phillip Island GP Circuit. Noon Motorcycling – Superbike World Championship (Highlights) Race Two. From the Phillip Island GP Circuit. 12:30 Sky Sports News UK 1pm Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Warriors v Broncos (Pre-season). From Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. 3pm Super Rugby Review A look at the highs and lows of the latest round of the Super Rugby. 3:30 Football – Arsenal TV (Replay) Arsenal v Sunderland. 6:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 7pm Arena Access 7:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Highlanders v Blues. From Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. 8pm Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Sharks v Hurricanes. 8:45 L Cricket – ICC Under 19 World Cup Semi-final One – First Innings. From the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 12:35 Basketball – NBL (Highlights) Adelaide 36ers v New Zealand Breakers. 1:05 L Cricket – ICC Under 19 World Cup Semi-final One – Second Innings. From the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 5am Golf – World Championships (Highlights)

SKY SPORT 2 7:30 Joe’s World On A Plate 3 8pm N Te Iti Kahurangi – The Journey To Success 8:30 Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta AO 9:30 Songs From The Inside AO (Starting Today) 3 10pm Te Ara Wairua – A New Hope AO 3 10:30 John Safran’s Race Relations AO 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown


6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Monk PGV 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 Monk PGV 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

6:30 Naked And Afraid PG Terror in Tanzania. 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 Asian Slayer. 11:30 Blood, Lies And Alibis M 12:30 Disappeared M Soul Searcher. 1:30 Scorned – Love Kills M 2:30 Gold Fever PG San Francisco Burning. 3:30 Naked And Afraid PG Punishment in Panama. 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG Endless. 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Bear Grylls – Get Out Alive PG 7:30 Auction Hunters 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 TBA PG 10:30 What Happened Next? PG 11pm Deadly Affairs M

12:30 Monk PGV 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:35 Law And Order MV 3:30 Ice Road Truckers PGS 4:20 CSI – New York MV 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

Midnight Dates From Hell M 12:30 Dates From Hell M 1am Fatal Encounters M 2am Factory Made PG 2:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 5:30 Time Warp PG


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Person of Interest 8:30pm on TV One


Storage Wars New York 8:00pm on Prime


8am Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. Nicolas Cage, January Jones. 9:45 The Making Of Oblivion PG 2013 Featurette. 10:05 The Day 16V 2012 Horror. Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell. 11:35 The Selling Of Scarry Manor MV 2010 Comedy. Gabriel Diani, Jonathan Klein. 1:05 Snow White And The Huntsman MV 2012 Action. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth. 3:15 Oblivion MVS 2013 Sci-fi. Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman. 5:20 The Three Stooges PGV 2012 Comedy. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso. 6:55 Profile Of A Killer 16 2012 Thriller. Joey Pollari, Gabriele Angieri. 8:30 The Dictator 16LS 2012 Comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris. 9:55 The Courier 18VL 2012 Crime Thriller. Mickey Rourke. 11:30 Demon Hunter MVLS 2005 Horror. Sean Patrick Flanery, Harlan Baird.

6:25 21 MV 2008 Drama. Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth. 8:25 Collateral MV 2004 Thriller. Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx. 10:25 You, Me And Dupree MLS 2006 Comedy. Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon. 12:15 Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels 18V 1998 Crime Comedy. Vinnie Jones, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher. 2:15 Walk The Line MVL 2008 Drama. Dev Patel. 4:15 Patriot Games PGV 1992 Action Thriller. Harrison Ford, Anne Archer. 6:10 Jerry Maguire MLS 1996 Drama. Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding jr. 8:30 Eastern Promises 18VS 2007 Drama. Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen. 10:15 Exorcist – The Version You’ve Never Seen 16L 1973 Horror. Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn.

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Larissa fires in the big forehand Allenton’s Larissa Allan guides a forehand down the line against Tinwald at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre on Saturday. Allenton lost to Tinwald while in the other match Hinds beat Hampstead, with competition leaders Dorie on the bye. Full results from all grades in Tuesday’s Guardian. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 220214-TM-147


Fit Latu aiming for longevity BY MICHAEL BURGESS On the eve of a new season, you are about to see a new Cathrine Latu. The Mystics attacker, who has been the most accurate shooter in the game for two of the past three seasons, says she is fitter and faster than ever after a six month focus on conditioning that has paid serious dividends. Changes to her diet and a new fitness regime have seen Latu

shed more than 15kg since the end of last season. “It is all about longevity about me working really hard to remain in the game,” Latu told the Herald on Sunday. “[Before], I was fitter than I looked, faster than I looked but everything on the outside just looked different. I just wanted to protect how long I am going to stay in this game. It wasn’t about what everyone else thinks of me.” Latu has already noticed a dif-

ference. Her testing scores have been tracking upwards and she is coming off a sustained series of good performances, first in the Constellation Cup, then on the tour of England. “I do feel a lot better,” says Latu. “A lot fitter, smaller and more comfortable with how I am playing. I realised I needed to get my fitness up to last 60 minutes at 100 per cent and not taper down.” Since she came into top level

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netball, the strongly built Latu has often been the subject of comments about her size. “People started to look past how I was playing and just what I looked like - standing next to these other athletes who were really tall and skinny and I was different.” Sometimes it felt like she had something extra to prove, despite long being recognised as one of the best shooters in the world. Latu has performed week in,

week out, for the past six years. She has also had the dominating presence of Irene van Dyk to deal with. “I have competition,” says Latu. “Bailey [Mes] is coming up and - she won’t mind me saying this - we don’t want each other to play. Me and Irene? It’s healthy competition but it is still competition. That’s what keeps you going, knowing that someone else is going to take your bib.” - NZH

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