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Tragedies on Mid Canterbury roads are declining with three deaths in 2013, proving welcome news as the wider region experienced one of its highest tolls in recent memory. Two deaths in low speed areas and another on State Highway 1 marred what was shaping to be an encouraging year on Mid Canterbury roads., the toll jumping from one to three over November and December. Although that figure does not include the fatal quad-bike

crash of Hamish Baxter near his Rakaia farm, last year’s toll was one of the better on record, halving the 2012 roll which saw six deaths – some of those believed to be alcohol-related. Mid Canterbury’s statistics reflect what happened nationally, with the New Zealand Transport Agency reporting the provisional 2013 toll at 254 – the lowest in 60 years. But as authorities reflect on what has largely been a positive year, Canterbury police have been found scratching their heads with 50 deaths marking

the worst toll since 2007. Mid-South Canterbury area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said too often speed, alcohol and not wearing seatbelts played a part in tragedies. With alcohol so far not found to play a part in Mid Canterbury’s 2013 toll, Mr Gaskin said although it was positive to hear, the message still needed to get through with the help of drink driving initiatives. “We would have to compare the statistics with years gone by, maybe this may be an aberration or maybe people are finally

growing up,” he said. Mid Canterbury’s three road deaths last year included 89-year-old Frank Tully who was struck on a Tinwald pedestrian crossing in June. Investigations are ongoing into this incident. That was followed by Patricia Robertson, 67, of Fairlie, who collided with a truck transporting a house on State Highway One, while Sailasa Vakalala, 61, of Timaru, died several days after he crashed while attempting a U-turn on East Street on November 16.

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Bat snaps clean in two England opener Michael Carberry epitomised the series for his side in the Ashes yesterday when he played a forward defensive shot only to see his bat break. Carberry eventually top-scored with 43 for England in the Sydney test, but watched the rest of his side collapse yet again to be all out for 166, giving the Australians a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep. England found their unwanted place in history after their top five batsmen repeatedly failed in the series, under concerted attack from a fired-up Mitchell Johnson, with solid assistance from Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon and Shane Watson.


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Bieber, Gomez spark reunion rumours Teen idols Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have sparked rumours of a possible reunion, after being spotted together in California. The singers dated for two years before separating in early 2013, and for the first time in months, they were photographed spending time together in Bieber’s exclusive neighbourhood last week. Both Bieber and Gomez were seen riding Segways around his gated community and consequently caused a traffic jam, as reported by Twitter user Nick Santisky to E! News. He wrote, “Bieber and Selena segwaying in the Oaks. She was so nice, so he yelled at us. Shoutout to @justinbieber for holding up all the traffic in the Oaks. Grow up...”



Spaceship home flies off Like a spaceship taking off after a quick visit, Raglan’s Futuro house is off to a new destination. The home’s previous owner Peter Farrell, a former sea captain, died last year, leaving his flying saucer-lookalike empty. This summer, the Raglan house will shift to Canterbury. Ray White Raglan director Julie Hanna said a Futuro fan from Christchurch bought it at auction. “We just sold that for removal at $80,000 just for the spaceship. I think they’re going to dismantle it and take it away on the back of a truck.” Futuros were generally made of 16 pieces of polyester plastic and fibreglass-based material. Artist Judy Darragh and production designer Grant Major owned a Futuro home in Dunedin. Darragh said Futuros were warm as they were designed as ski cabins. Some were built in Christchurch under licence. Darragh said their formicaheavy interior decor resembled a caravan. “It is also part of New Zealand design history in a sense, particularly with the Christchurch connection.” Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed the elliptical Futuro in the late 1960s, when the space race and science fiction films captured public imagination. At first cheap to build, some expected prefabricated plastic homes to gain global domination, until the 1970s oil crisis sent plastic prices soaring.

Seagal considers governor tilt Action-movie star Steven Seagal (left) says he is considering a run for Arizona governor. The Mark for Death actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the US state’s highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America. The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County. Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV’s Reelz Channel. The martial arts expert is a member of Arpaio’s posse, made up of 3000 unpaid civilians. He also has been deputised with sheriff ’s offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana and says he wants to increase border security.


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Sophia a new year arrival

Nasty cake ‘joke’ leaves bad taste

By Myles HuMe

Kathy Jack always hoped her daughter-to-be would be the first baby brought into 2014 in Ashburton, and yesterday that became a reality. However, it was a close call for the 23-year-old now mother of two, who was not far out of Ashburton, bound for Christchurch Hospital, to have her new daughter Sophia Eve Jack before they had to turn back for the Ashburton maternity centre. “She was born seven minutes after we walked back into the hospital, we hadn’t even reached Fairton, so it was almost a road-side birth,” she joked. What followed at 5.52am was a special moment for Mrs Jack, her husband Willy and 16-month-old daughter Bella, who met their newest family member yesterday, with Sophia weighing a healthy seven pounds and nine ounces. “She’s been really good and actually pretty quiet – at this stage,” the Countdown office manager said. Mrs Jack said she was sur-

By Russell Blackstock

Baby Sophia, held by mother Kathy Jack, was the first to be brought into 2014 in Ashburton yesterday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 050114-tM-085

prised Sophia was the first to be born in Ashburton five days into 2014, but according to staff at the maternity ward another four mothers in Ashbur-

ton had given birth in Christchurch. “I always hoped she would be a new year baby and the first in Ashburton, and I guess she

was,” she said. Extended family visited Mrs Jack yesterday, with many friends congratulating her on Ashburton’s newest arrival.


Kiwi ‘in wrong place at the wrong time’ A Kiwi living in Libya says it’s a great place to be as long as precautions are taken, and the killing of a New Zealander and her friend appears to have been a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Lynn Howie and Briton Mark De Salis were murdered in an execution-style attack at a beach near the city of Sabratha on Friday (NZ time). Local news source Libya Alhurra reported that four people have been arrested in connection with the killings. The report could not be corroborated, and New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said it was not aware of any arrests but would be looking into it. Dianne Alpers, a New Zealander living in Libya, said the benefits of being there were “immense”. “Libya’s one of the few places I can work full time at 65, and despite having to forfeit my NZ pension, it’s worth it. I’ve told my family if I’m killed in the desert, at least I’ll die warm ... and there’s no need to cart me back to NZ.

“Drenched in sunshine ... 360 days a year, Roman Ruins (Leptis magna, Sabratha), Exotic experiences - local hospitality weddings, cuisine (Libyan soup, baby camel and cous cous aljarra-style); Mediterranean diet, The Medina (old city), date palms, citrus and olive groves ... and a minimal cost of living.” Ms Alpers, who did not know the two victims, said local word was it was a “wrong place, wrong time” scenario, as was the case with many crimes in New Zealand. “Rules are, you don’t go out after dark or travel alone to isolated places east or west of Tripoli,” she said. “The tragedy for Libya and regular Libyans is that the place is ‘demonised’ through the mis-reporting so evident in this latest tragedy. It desperately needs input from the west to help its transition to democracy, and every time there is a step forward, another nasty incident rears its head. One can only speculate as to why.” An investigation by Libyan Authorities into the deaths was under way and MFAT said it

would be following it closely on behalf of the family. “We are grateful for the support from British Embassy staff in Libya who have provided assistance and we will continue to work closely with them.” Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement it was deeply saddened by the “murder” of the two. “We call upon the Libyan Government to carry out a thorough investigation in to this tragic incident and to continue to do all it can to bring to justice the perpetrators of this appalling crime, as it strives to build strong rule of law in Libya.” According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms Howie, 46, was a regional public health protection officer working in Wellington and Wairarapa. The same website said she had previously worked with St John Ambulance, the Ministry of Health and Wellington Free Ambulance. She had previously studied at Britain’s Birmingham University, doing a Master of Science

in Environmental Health between 2003-06. Early yesterday Mr De Salis’ family released a statement in the UK saying they were “shocked and devastated”. They said the New Zealand woman was his “close friend” and “our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends”. It is understood Ms Howie was a visitor and not working there. Mr De Salis’ family said he had been working in Tripoli for six years for First Engineering as a power manager, bringing generators to the city to provide electricity. “Mark enjoyed his work in Tripoli and liked the Libyan people. Mark had travelled extensively. He was a decent and incredibly loyal man and he was loved by many,” the statement said. MFAT has issued an official warning against travel to Libya due to the extreme risk of terrorism and kidnapping. Five New Zealanders are registered as being in Libya. - APNZ

A hothead Kiwi baker is defiant after sending a cake shaped like a large pile of poo to a customer. Oh Cakes owner Emma McDonald, of Riverton in Southland, sent the disgusting-looking chocolate log on December 20 after she claimed the client became annoyed at her for rescheduling a meeting. Her actions have been greeted with outrage, but on Saturday McDonald was unrepentant. “I have no regrets at all about what I did. I feel she got what she deserved,” she told the Herald on Sunday. “I don’t make cakes as a business. It is just a hobby and I’m taking it all with good humour.” But Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt said the incident was embarrassing to the city. “I think this must have been done with humour, but sometimes humour can go terribly wrong,” he said. The stoush started when McDonald said on Facebook that the client did not give her clear enough instructions about what she wanted. It is believed the cake was ordered for the engagement party of 24-year-old Micaela Harris of Invercargill by a relative. McDonald said the customer had won a $50 voucher for a cake, which McDonald reduced to $30 because she said the client owed her $20 for a separate business arrangement. Harris’ family and friends were horrified on the day of the party when they discovered they had been sent a cake in the shape of poo. A card with the cake read: “Eat s**t”. After it was picked up, McDonald posted on Facebook: “Your [sic] left with a $30 voucher and you want a cake still?? ok cool - give me some ideas?? oh wait you have none apart from wanting chocolate. I have a brilliant idea for your cake!!! - so here it is, your turd cake! Hope you learn your lesson.” A source close to Harris revealed a second cake had to be ordered from another supplier. “The cake was for an engagement party and this woman is not remorseful at all, which is disappointing,” the family member said. - APNZ

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Workmates rally around Stuart Ashburton truck driver Stuart Husband has just started his battle against stomach cancer, but it’s his family and an overwhelming gesture from his workmates that are helping him get through. MYLES HUME talks to him.


or a no-nonsense bloke like Stuart Husband, what he’s going through would be tough on anyone. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer almost two months ago and has been given a onein-three chance to get through treatment, and a one-in-13 chance to live another five years. Since then his life has been thrown into turmoil, and the news has been hard to take. But the 62-year-old truck driver continues to smile and joke through the pain, through the rough ride of chemotherapy. He puts that largely down to support from his wife Shona and sons Max and Andy, but also an overwhelming helping hand from his employer and workmates at Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton. It’s an inspiring story, one that Mr Husband hopes will help others in a similar situation to him. It’s one that has even caught his boss and 15-year mate, Colin Rotch, off guard. “Stu was a company founder of Ashburton Transport before it was taken over by Ryal

Ashburton truck driver Stuart Husband, 62, (left) has been overwhelmed with the support he has received from his Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton employer Colin Rotch and workmates after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. Photo Myles huMe 241213-Mh-002

Bush in 1998, so I guess he is an old head, a stalwart of the business. He’s a man that’s put a lot of time and effort into the company,” Mr Rotch said. “So from our perspective we are trying to do anything we can to help, and recently some of the lads came to me, after hearing of a similar instance, and asked if they could band together and donate some of their holiday pay to Stuart.” After clearing it with the tax man they have been given the green light, with the paid time allowing Mr Husband to take time away to get chemotherapy treatment and surgery when he needs it. “And if that runs out he will be looked after by me,” Mr Rotch said. Mr Husband has been overwhelmed by the gesture, and working alone on rural roads day-inm, day-out, he’s hardly even had time to even get to

know some of his fellow drivers well. “I wasn’t expecting anything like that it’s quite a surprise really, you just don’t realise how people rally around when you get diagnosed with something like cancer.” The journey for Mr Husband has been a tough one. It began when a sudden virus forced him to take time off work. It was an act the stoic Ashburton man found hard to swallow, as he could often be found cruising the open road up to seven days a week. But for the past 12 months, he knew things hadn’t been right, as he would get tired easy. He went to the doctor and his biggest fear was realised. Mr Husband will start his second round of chemotherapy today, and there are more to follow. It has forced him to ease off his high workload and take

time to be at home to recover. “It’s bloody tough, I have my good days and my bad ones and to be honest I’m not too flash at the moment, but a couple more hours sleep and I’ll be all right,” he said. “You only get three hours sleep a night because you have to go to the toilet so often and for a while I could only eat icecream. I’m only just starting to get an appetite back.” His odds of making it through make for ok reading, but he remains optimistic saying “they don’t give you great odds so they don’t get your hopes up”. However, Mr Husband is more than aware of his predicament, and remains positive about his chances. With the help of his family, and the backing of his workmates, Mr Husband hopes this time next year it will be good news to tell.

Arrest over alleged attack on six-year-old A man has been arrested and charged over an alleged sex attack on a six-year-old girl in a west Auckland park on New Year’s Day. The 20-year-old, from west Auckland, has been charged with kidnapping and assault with intent to commit sexual

A body found in Bay of Plenty has been confirmed as that of a fisherman who disappeared after a stingray pulled his fishing rod into the sea. The Navy was conducting a sonar search of the the Kauri Point area yesterday when Peato Samele Ilalio’s body floated to the surface, police say. Mr Ilalio, 40, went missing while fishing with his wife from the jetty about 2pm on Thursday. He jumped into the sea to retrieve his fishing rod and got into difficulty in the channel because of the outgoing tide, police said. - APNZ

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violation. He was tracked down after information was received from the public following an appeal on Friday, police said. The man will appear before Waitakere District Court today. Detective in charge of the investigation into the attack thanked members of the public for their help in the manhunt. “Because the incident is now

before the courts we’re limited as to what we can say, but I can tell you that the family of the victim were very relieved to hear this news, and we’re grateful for the help we received from both the public and the media,” said Detective Sergeant Peter Litherland, of Waitakere Police. Earlier Mr Litherland said

the child, who required hospital treatment for scratches after the assault, had been recovering well. The girl had been playing with two other children in Glendene Reserve when the assault allegedly happened around 8.20pm on New Year’s Day. - APNZ

Bystanders smashed the windows of a police car in Hamilton last night as it searched for a woman who had allegedly stolen petrol from a service station. At about 6.40pm the woman driver was chased by police after they were told by a member of the public that she had not paid for the petrol. After a short pursuit the woman drove into Sefton Crescent, Chartwell, where she dumped the car and ran off, police said. As the police patrol car entered Sefton Crescent it was pelted with bottles by other people in the street. The police officer was not injured but the police car had its windows smashed. - APNZ

Couple escape A Dunedin couple have escaped from South Sudan after surviving a tumultuous fortnight of violence in the world’s newest country. Andrew and Liz Buxton, from the Leith Valley Presbyterian Church, an engineer and an architect, were in South Sudan on missionary work when ethnic violence erupted during the middle of last month. In an email to supporters on Saturday, they said they had been caught up in the fighting while working in Malakal, a city near the border with Sudan, about two weeks ago. The couple spent three days “hiding in our compound as war raged in Malakal”, before the situation began to stabilise from December 27, they said. That allowed them to seek refuge in a United Nations compound in Malakal, along with 25,000 other refugees displaced by the fighting in the city. They remained in the compound for three nights before eventually boarding a flight to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. - APNZ

Property destroyed A multi-million dollar property in Whangamata’s Wentworth Valley was engulfed by “a huge fireball” and destroyed on Saturday, fire investigators say. The property is believed to have been on the market for more than a year with several real estate companies, with a price tag of $2.2 million. It has previously operated as the Wentworth Lodge. - APNZ

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1387 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 12, 14, 16, 24, 26, 37. Bonus number: 6. Powerball winning number: 5. Strike: 24, 26, 37, 14.

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Care urged on roads

Perils of ladders prove costly

By PatriCe Dougan anD Matthew BaCkhouse Motorists are being warned to take care as they make their way home from holiday destinations today after four fatal crashes in as many days. Three people were killed in collisions at the weekend, bringing the road toll for the new year to four - one fewer than for the same period last year. Traffic is expected to be heavy today as holiday-makers continue to return home. Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing, Dave Cliff, urged drivers to be patient and drive to the conditions. He reminded drivers to turn headlights on, keep speed down and increase following distances, particularly on wet roads. “You’re better to arrive safe and uninjured than try and rush and never get home at all,” he said. Drivers should also make sure the

road ahead was clear before overtaking other traffic. “Probably the most dangerous thing people will be doing is overtaking. Overtaking typically involves driving on the wrong side of the road at speed.” His comments came after a horror weekend, which saw three people killed and several injured. Police said one person was killed when a car crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Bay of Plenty yesterday morning. The fatality came after two people died in separate crashes on Saturday, and a motorcyclist was killed on Thursday. Mr Cliff, said one death was too many and the new year’s road toll was “a terrible waste of human life”. Yesterday’s fatality was the second over the weekend involving a car crashing into a tree. The driver, who was the only person in the car, was dead when emergency

services arrived at the scene on Thornton Road, just north of Whakatane, about 6am, police said. A 49-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with neck injuries after the SUV she was a passenger in crashed upside down in a ditch at Whakaki, near Wairoa, around 11.30am yesterday, the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter said. Yesterday afternoon also saw two crashes north of Wellsford, in Northland, which left three people injured and slowed south-bound traffic. Two people sustained serious injuries and one suffered minor injuries in a two-car collision on the south side of Brynderwyn Hill. SH1 was closed in both directions with traffic being diverted along the Coastal route via Mangawhai and Waipu. Shortly after clearing the scene, police were again attending a minor collision in the same vicinity. - APNZ

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Rail car rides, picnics and family fun met many of the holidaymakers who checked out The Plains Vintage Railway and Historical Museum’s first open day for 2014 yesterday. Holding its last open day to the pub-

lic in November, the museum began the year on a quiet note, but that did not stop several out-of-towners from popping in to see the district’s prized historic possessions. That included (from left) Jorja, 11, and

Drew, 9, Pollock who visited John Millichamp at the Lynn Woodwork Museum, which took part in the open day. The museum’s next open day will be next Sunday, before it looks to open regularly throughout the year.

All trampers safe after Sandy Bluff landslide All trampers are safe and have been accounted for after the Dart River was blocked by a landslide at Sandy Bluff, about 10km above Chinaman’s Bluff. The slip occurred on Saturday about noon and posed a hazard for trampers, campers and boat enthusiasts, authori-

ties said. Everyone was warned to stay away from the area, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Queenstown Lakes District Council said. GNS scientists from Dunedin and Wellington attempted to assess the landslide and hazard by helicopter yes-

terday afternoon, but were hindered by poor weather conditions. DOC conservation services senior ranger Richard Kennett, of Glenorchy, said there is extensive flooding at Dredge Flat, upstream of the slip. - APNZ

By Cherie howie Ladder-related injuries are costing Kiwis almost $17 million a year, and those aged 50 to 64 are taking the most tumbles. During the holiday season, ACC is reminding those planning summer DIY projects to take care on ladders. The construction industry has already rung in changes. Figures from ACC show 9421 new claims related to ladder use were made in the year to November 30, 2013. They are among 11,739 active claims, for which $16.9million has been paid in the past year. A breakdown of claims by age was not available for last year, but in 2012 more than a third of 9240 new claims were from people aged between 50 and 64. Under-4s accounted for 230 claims, and 157 over-85s were hurt in incidents involving ladders. ACC spokeswoman Stephanie Melville wasn’t surprised over-50s were overrepresented. “That age group tends to be more, ‘Well, I will give it a go myself, rather than pay somebody’. Whereas with some young people, they’ve got the money, less time to do it and so might be less inclined to DIY. It’s a generational thing. The mind is still strong, but [they’re] forgetting the body is not as strong as it once was.” Safety recommendations around ladder use did not target over-50s - the message was aimed at everyone, she said. “Keep three points of contact on the ladder at all times. If you must use two hands when working, then use another part of the body as a third point of contact to brace against the ladder.” People should also never climb higher than the third step from the top of a straight ladder, which should be 1m out at the base for every metre of height. Straight ladders should also extend 1m above the landing place, and at least 4m clear of power lines, Melville said. - APNZ

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Wilma and Fred extend family By Toni Williams

Wilma and Fred Kune Kune are the proud parents of sextuplets kune kune piglets - five males and one female. The piglets were born on December 14 and will be looking for new homes with loving owners from nine to 12 weeks of age. Owner Anna MacPherson said the kune kune pigs made lovely pets but were not for consumption. “They are not for eating, and you’ve got to have the space for them, they definitely need space.” At about 100kg, if not more, Wilma did not stop foraging for food. Miss MacPherson said the pigs were great at cleaning up any scrap food and especially liked milk and grain. “They are definitely good

when you need to clean out the fridge.” Kune kune pigs were also good to train and both Wilma and Fred sit (for food) and make for comfortable pillows. Miss MacPherson has had the adult pigs for three years, since they were both three months old. Their recent venture into parenthood has been a long time coming. Fred’s recent weight loss was thought to have helped with his performance. “I love them. (Wilma and Fred) were house trained when we got them. “They can be like a dog. They’re funny to watch, very funny.” Miss MacPherson has been spending time with the piglets to get them used to people in readiness for their adventure into the wide world. They will be ready for sale from early February.









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Brawl sees 15 youths arrested By mike WaTson and Gary HamilTon-irvine A brawl involving up to 40 teenagers near Kuirau Park has seen 15 people arrested at the weekend. Bay of Plenty Police District Acting Senior Sergeant Courtney Blunt told the Rotorua Daily Post yesterday that four youths were charged with disorderly behaviour and fighting related offences on Saturday. Police responded to reports of a large

group of people, many of them under 15-years-old, fighting near the intersection of Ranolf and Pukuatua streets, Mr Blunt said. The remaining 11 people who were arrested, but not charged, were taken back to their parents, or caregivers, by police, he said. A large number of people also fled as police arrived. This comes just nine days after another brawl was witnessed in the CBD on Boxing Day. - APNZ





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Witnesses sought to incident By andreW asHTon Police in North Otago are “desperately” seeking witnesses to help shed light on how a man was left paralysed for life after becoming tangled in a boating rope at Lake Benmore. Police were called to the lake’s Ohau C camping ground on December 28 to attend a incident involving a 73-year-old man from Timaru and two vehicles with boat trailers on the camping ground’s boat ramp, police said. Senior Constable Bruce Dow, from Oamaru, said due to “conflicting witness versions” police needed to hear from more people who may have seen the incident take place. Senior Constable Dow said a red Mitsubishi and a green Toyota Prado had both backed down the ramp, one to un-

load a boat and the other to load a boat at about 3.20pm. “The elderly man had assisted a relative to unload a boat and was holding on to a rope attached to the boat. The elderly man’s boat drifted into the path of the other boat waiting to be loaded on to the trailer waiting for it, preventing it being loaded. “Some heated words were made about this predicament. The result was that the driver of the vehicle which had unloaded the elderly man’s boat moved up the ramp to clear it. “During the course of this, the elderly man was flung into the side of the trailer waiting to load the boat resulting in elderly man suffering a life-long serious injury involving a broken neck and other injuries and is currently in intensive care at Christchurch Hospital.

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Clareville crash tears car in two By Andrew BonAllAck A power pole collision that split a car in two yesterday morning has left a woman in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The southbound driver in her early 20s, travelling alone, lost control of her car in rainy conditions on SH2 north of Chester Road in Clareville. The car slid into a powerpole with such force it cleaved off the front wheels and motor. Unable to reach the woman through the wreckage, fire crews from Carterton and Masterton performed a timecritical extrication by “stretching” the car’s body. After dragging the car clear of the leaning power pole, two fire engines used chains, with one as anchor point and another pulling away, to unfold the chassis. The woman was stabilised in a Wellington Free ambulance before being stretchered to the Life Flight Trust Westpac rescue helicopter. Life Flight crewman Colin Larsen said she was not conscious during the transport and was transferred to Wellington ED in a critical condition.

A hospital spokesperson said yesterday her condition had been revised to serious but stable. Carterton chief fire officer Wayne Robinson, who was at New technique helps rescue driver fast the scene with two firetrucks, plus one from Masterton, said it appeared wet conditions had played a part. “Conditions are obviously a little bit wet, she’s come around the corner, lost it a little bit, slid straight into the pole ... the car’s cut completely in half,” he said. He said by stretching the car they were able to get rescue gear in and get the driver out in 10 minutes. “It’s a new technique, it’s being trialled around New Zealand. It really works.” The old system would have taken half an hour, he said. “It’s time critical, it could be the difference between life and death. It certainly saved the day today.” The crash forced traffic to divert down Hughes Line and East Taratahi Rd during the morning. A Tenix crewman on site said they would have to replace the power pole. - APNZ



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Farmers’ market draws crowd Mid Canterbury holidaymakers and passersby took a keen interest in the seasonal goods on offer at the Ashburton District Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Berry fruits, new potatoes and a range of in-season vegetables helped attract usual local punters to the market, but stallholders also saw many new faces

about Ashburton, keen in their fresh produce. Local shoppers (from left) Lal Mulligan, Barbara Inglis and Eddie Still were among those who took time to buy produce at the market. The farmers’ market operates weekly from 9am until noon on a Saturday in the West Street carpark.

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US icebreaker called to rescue ships By Matthew theunissen A United States Coast Guard vessel will attempt to bash through the Antarctic ice trapping Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy and the ship which had tried to rescue it, the Xue Long. Akademik Shokalskiy became stuck in thick pack ice in Commonwealth Bay, some 3000km southwest of Bluff, on Christmas Eve. The 52 passengers, including six New Zealanders, spent eight days trapped before a helicopter from the Chinese ship the Xue Long transferred them to Australian vessel Aurora Australis, which is now making its way to Australian Antarctica base Casey Station. But the Xue Long’s attempt to

The ice-trapped Akademik Shokalskiy.

manoeuvre through the ice were unsuccessful and it is now also beset by ice. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the US Coast Guard would make its

icebreaker Polar Star available to assist the two stricken vessels. The Polar Star had been en route to Antarctica since December 3 to clear a shipping channel in McMurdo Sound to

the National Science Foundation’s scientific research station. The Polar Star would go on to do this after the rescue attempt, the AMSA said. It left Sydney yesterday and

was expected to take about seven days to reach Commonwealth Bay, depending on the weather and ice conditions. At 122m, the Polar Star is one of the largest ships in the US Coast Guard fleet. It is able to break ice over 6m thick and can continuously break ice up to 1.8m while travelling at 3 knots. The scientific team on board the Akademik Shokalskiy, led by scientists from the University of New South Wales, had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica when they became stuck. The six New Zealanders are ornithologist Kerry-Jayne Wilson, University of Auckland doctoral student Colin Tan, historians John and Barbara Tucker, and two chefs. - APNZ


From chasing chickens to counting plastic bags We’ve probably all had them. Holiday jobs. some were good, some were bad and others were downright messy. Guardian staff have been reminiscing about the odd jobs they once did.


ometimes I feel like a really old man when I give my children a lecture on how they can’t expect to get everything for free. My oldest two are budding teenagers and sadly have grown up in a world in which working for your treats has become a dirty word. Within the space of one generation, the expectation of what youngsters expect as part of their “entitlement package” is extraordinary for children who were born in the sixties and seventies. Hearing them moan about small jobs like emptying the dishwasher, washing the car or mowing the lawn, you have to wonder how they will ever get motivated for tough, dirty and underpaid holiday jobs that others put up with. My first holiday job, growing up in the Netherlands, was helping out in a fruit and vegetable stand in the markets. Starting ridiculously early after the boss had been to the vegetable auction, was followed by six hours of setting up, hauling heavy crates, selling the wares and cleaning up the mess of rotting and trampled fruit. I enjoyed the banter with the cus-

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tomers, and was pretty pleased with my $20 and a free feed of fish and chips. However, as a 12-year-old I already realised that I was getting ripped off doing the same jobs as the adults around me. Subsequent paper rounds turned out to be slightly better paid, until I was lucky enough to score a full-time summer job on a chicken and pig farm of my sister-in-law’s family. The best part was probably the ride to work holding onto a crazy motorbike maniac. I got used to the dealing with the pigs, but having to catch and crate the fully grown live chickens in a pitch black barn filled with ammonia fumes in temperatures above 40 degrees was one of the toughest things I have ever done. That particular part of the job paid exceedingly well for a teenager, but I wondered how the lungs of the other guys could cope as they were doing this day in day out.

Catching fully-grown live chickens in the dark is not easy.

Once the chicks were gone, the real dirty part was cleaning out a foot-deep layer of chicken faeces across a massive barn. I can still remember the relief when the call came from the local plastics factory that they had a spot on their line of perforated irrigation pipes. The factory was a global plastics giant that employed half my village so getting a summer job there was a great score. We were at the end of a line where the pipes were wound onto spools that the workers than manually lifted onto trucks. Good work for a young bloke to

bulk up some muscles and I admired the older guys who nonchalantly tossed these enormous heavy rolls onto the trucks. It was honest, hard work and it was clean, which was a step up from the previous gig. Nevertheless I was stoked when I got transferred to a section where they produced plastic bags. The work was so easy and tedious it started playing games with your head and time ticked over extremely slowly. You simply had to wait for the pile to reach a certain number and put the pile on a pallet. The only real excitement hap-

pened when things went pearshaped and we had to pull the machine apart to pull out pieces of plastic. We thought we were pretty responsible, but if a modern health and safety officer would have witnessed how I stuck my arm inside these massive machines, the company would have been out of business. Luckily I’ve still got all my 10 fingers to type this story. Thankfully, the section boss liked me and the holiday job became a weekly gig that paid the rent during journalism school years.

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NEWSMAKERS OF 2013 As 2014 gets under way, the Guardian is taking a look back at the year that’s been and at issues making the news. Reporter Toni Williams reviews the Hepatitis A outbreak.

Hep A public health scare H

epatitis A hit Ashburton hard with medical officers swooping on the town to shut down the spread of the infectious disease. In April it started with five infected people and once Canterbury’s Medical Officer of Health took over, Ashburton GP’s spokesman Ross Warring said stopping the spread of infection was vital. “Trying to stop the spread of the epidemic was a reasonable thing to do.” In total there were 28 cases identified, five of those were hospitalised. It affected people from 14 months to 53 years old. It took until November to bring it under control with a mass immunisation push around the district and national media coverage. More than 70 per cent of children aged between one and four in the district were immunised. The last confirmed case was August 28. Looking back, the doctors in Ashburton wanted to praise parents and caregivers who had taken 1145 children to be immunised. And especially business owners who paid for staff immunisations. “We would like to compliment all

the businesses in town who paid out of their own pockets to get staff immunised,” Dr Warring said. Now, doctors are looking to push the importance of vaccinations and safe food handling practices and hygiene. “It is not very common in New Zealand….it’s something you can pick up when you travel.” Countries endemic with Hepatitis A included the Pacific Islands countries, Asia and the Philippines. Residents of those countries were unaffected by the disease, likely caught as children, but that was not the case for visitors. When people go overseas they were at risk of Hepatitis A, which could be deadly. If they travel to these countries they should be vaccinated, Dr Warring said. Anyone who had returned from overseas and was unwell should also be checked out by their GP and sick children kept away from pre-school and schools. “Make sure you haven’t picked up something strange.” Overall, Ashburton was lucky this time with those who caught the disease “not adversely affected”. “It was a good lesson in public health.”

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vasion when both cities were insurgent strongholds. Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces broke up an antigovernment protest camp set up after demonstrations erupted in late 2012 against what Sunni Arabs say is the marginalisation and targeting of their community. The violence then spread to Fallujah, and a subsequent withdrawal of security forces from areas of both cities cleared the way for militants to move in. “Fallujah is under the control of ISIL,” a senior security

official in Anbar said, while the city’s outskirts were in the hands of local police. Meanwhile, Iraqi ground forces commander Staff General Ali Ghaidan Majeed said security forces killed 25 ISIL fighters in Albufaraj, near Ramadi, and 30 in Garma, close to Fallujah. Eight soldiers and at least two government-allied tribesmen were also killed in fighting in the Ramadi and Fallujah areas, security officials said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed yesterday to eliminate militant groups in Anbar.

“We will not back down until we end all terrorist groups and save our people in Anbar,” Maliki was quoted as saying by Iraqiya state television. On Friday alone, more than 100 people were killed in Ramadi and Fallujah, in the country’s deadliest single day in years. Hundreds of gunmen, some bearing the black flags often flown by jihadists, had gathered at outdoor weekly Muslim prayers in central Fallujah on Friday, where one militant announced that “Fallujah is an Islamic state”, a witness said. - AFP


Building collapse kills 13 Thirteen bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of a building under construction that collapsed “like a house of cards” in a coastal village in the Indian tourist state of Goa. The residential building caved in at the weekend, when some 50 labourers were working on the site, police said. “We have got 13 bodies from the wreckage. We expect the death toll to rise,” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said. A witness said the building collapsed like “a pack of cards”. Rescue workers using cranes and bulldozers, shovels and bare hands, struggled to shift concrete slabs and other debris to free the trapped labourers. Hundreds of onlookers stood watching the rescue efforts as police sought to shoo them away from the site, saying they were hampering access for machinery. “The current priority is to rescue people trapped under the rubble and the government has also taken help of the army to clear the debris,” Parikkar said. Parrikar had been near the village to attend a state-sponsored folklore festival that was later cancelled by the government. The building collapse, the latest in a string of deadly construction cave-ins in India recently, occurred in the seaside village of Canacona, south of the capital city of Panaji. - AFP


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Fallujah falls as 65 killed Iraq has lost Fallujah to al Qaeda-linked fighters, putting militants back in control of the city in Anbar province where American forces repeatedly battled insurgents. Fighting in Anbar killed 65 people yesterday - eight soldiers, two government-allied tribesmen and 55 militants from al Qaeda-linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), security officials said. Parts of Fallujah and Ramadi, west of Baghdad, had already been held by militants for days, harkening back to the years after the 2003 US-led in-

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Nutrient bags recalled France’s government has recalled a batch of nutrient bags used by a hospital in the Alps to feed babies intravenously after three infants died because of a bacterial contamination. The parents of the three newborns, who died on different days in early December, have filed criminal complaints for manslaughter against the hospital, located in the town of Chambery in southeast France. Analyses of several unused IV bags from the batch used to give the newborns nutrients while in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care ward showed they all contained bacteria, the hospital told the parents. - AFP

Medical marijuana New York is planning to loosen its marijuana laws to allow limited use of the drug by people suffering serious illness, the New York Times has reported, citing state officials. The newspaper said Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo - a long-time opponent of legalising medical marijuana - was planning to announce the new guideline next week in an executive action. The decision would see New York mirror a growing list of states which have taken an increasingly progressive stance on marijuana use. Colorado last week became the first US state to legalise the drug for recreational use. - AFP

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US braces for record lows US authorities have warned residents to stay indoors after a fierce winter storm killed at least 11 people, with forecasters saying the Arctic blast could bring record low temperatures. A state of emergency was declared in New York and New Jersey after heavy snow fell on Friday and there was no sign of respite from the brutal chill that has struck since the start of the year in parts of the northeast US and Canada. One of the coldest Arctic outbreaks in the past two decades is now set to plunge the Midwest close to record low temperatures, weather forecasters say, predicting Chicago could see some of its coldest weather ever this week, with temperatures hovering

around minus 23°C. Gusty winds could bring what forecasters at the National Weather Center called “very dangerous levels” of wind chill. Authorities have urged people in the worst-hit areas to spend the first weekend of the new year indoors for their own safety and to allow rescue and clean-up teams to get to work as quickly as possible. “Chicagoans are a hearty bunch,” said Matt Smith, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services. “But when temperatures get as cold as they are predicted, you want to start thinking out things in advance.” Thousands of domestic and international flights have been cancelled or delayed in

several US cities, including at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and in Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia, while thousands of kilometres of road were also affected. Added to the mix was a flood alert for much of Massachusetts’ Atlantic coastline. At the weekend, a worker was killed when he was crushed by a 30-metre pile of salt being prepared to treat roads in the Philadelphia area, media reports said. A 71-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease froze to death after walking out into the cold and getting lost in northern New York state, authorities said. At least nine other deaths were blamed on the storm, named Hercules. - AFP

A man in eastern France has jumped out of the window of his ninth-floor flat with his threeyear-old son after torching the child’s mother, police say. The tragedy occurred at the weekend in Chenove near the Burgundy city of Dijon. The 25-year-old father was killed on the spot, the toddler died of his wounds soon after and the mother was fighting for her life in hospital with severe burns, local prosecutor Marie-Christine Tarrare said. Investigators and relatives said the man doused his former partner with a flammable liquid and set her alight after a row erupted over the child’s custody. - AFP

Ceasefire talks South Sudan’s warring parties have opened negotiations in Addis Ababa to strike a ceasefire deal and end nearly three weeks of conflict, Ethiopia’s foreign ministry says. “We wish all our best for the successful conclusion of the direct peace talks of South Sudan which is being officially opened,” said Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, as the two sides met at a ceremony in the Ethiopian capital at the weekend. “South Sudan deserves peace and development not war. We appreciate the members of the two negotiating teams for the progress they have made today.” Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said full talks would begin today. Since the conflict erupted on December 15, thousands of people are feared to have been killed in the fighting, pitting army units loyal to President Salva Kiir against a loose alliance of ethnic militia forces and mutinous army commanders nominally headed by former vice president Riek Machar. - AFP

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Life can change suddenly Erin Tasker



oliday time is up; it’s time to get back to the real world. Today, those of us who had the pleasure of a couple of weeks off work over Christmas and New Year will be waking up to alarm clocks that had been silent in recent days, pulling on work clothes and getting back to the daily grind. For those of us in the news industry, that daily grind can be pretty depressing at times. Taking a look at the news headlines as we head back to work, there’s death and disaster everywhere. Car crashes, a jet boat crash, people drowning, a New Zealander killed in Libya… just some of the sad, depressing news we’ve read about in recent days. Unfortunately, when someone dies in unusual or dramatic circumstances, it’s news. While most of us are able to head to work today refreshed and happy after a fun couple of weeks spent with family and friends, many families around the world are not so happy today. For them, the holiday break has brought bad news. People have died, people have been injured, and families have been left reeling. Everyone thinks these things can never happen to them, but they can. In the blink of an eye, life can change. Some things can’t be prevented, but others can. One of the most heart-breaking news stories I heard over the past couple of weeks was that of a family whose one-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas. While they were out of town starting treatment, someone stole their car and burgled their house. Who could do something like that? Fortunately that person may have a conscience after all. Days later we read the car has been found, keys in the ignition, undamaged and with nothing missing from it. Finally, some good news to report in a day and age where death and disaster seem to lead the news far too often. It’s a new year and hopefully it’s going to be one where good news dominates. Have fun, stay safe and in no time at all we’ll be here once again, hopefully in a happy world.

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ny political pundit worth salt and salary is expected to nominate his thoughtfully assessed pick of the bunch who have inhabited the Beehive these past 12 months; those 120 representatives of ours who have sat bravely on their marinoprotected bottoms contributing to debate and discussion, revealing both wit and sound judgement and, now and then, neither. Of course, this whole matter of the POTY (politician of the year) depends on the criteria you - or I - use to reach our carefully considered verdict. It all comes down to the eye of the beholder and the gut of the consumer, so objectivity hardly need apply. The politicians who have caused a stir, impressed with his or her erudite arguments, presented a balanced view of the world - or at least one very similar to yours - and, beyond the Beehive, shown an admirable grasp of the realities of leadership, can all qualify for the final accolade, appear on the podium and have the POTY gold medal draped about them. So . . . who to consider and why? The nominees are: From the Left, Davids Shearer and Cunliffe: Shearer threw in both the towel and the sponge when he realised he had neither the wit nor the quickness of mind to handle parliamentary repartee, and having failed disastrously to win the argument of the day in the House by displaying two dead fish. His colleagues knew not where to look. So, Cunliffe got Shearer’s job despite the bitter animosity of most of the caucus earlier in the year. It was quite a coup but despite initial hissing and roaring he has yet to turn the tide Labour’s way. The old enemy - National - seems still to retain its appeal with the voters. Also rans, but ran well, Shane Jones and Grant Robertson


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- defeated candidates for the leadership but made the rank and file sit up and concentrate, especially the latter, formerly “Bad Boy” Jones but now restored to the bosom - as it were of the party - with a shadow portfolio of his own. He was said to display the sort of “mongrel” missing from some of his less feisty colleagues. Outside chance, Louisa Wall, whose “Equal Marriage” bill made the headlines round the world and put our nation on the “freedom of choice” map, even if some would say for the wrong reasons.



From the Right, PM John “I just can’t stop smiling or having my photo taken” Key, who has miraculously survived, nay overridden, the sharp slings and murderously pointed arrows of outrageous political misfortune to reach the turn of the year still smiling and still well ahead of the play. In terms of “Preferred PM” he has no rival. The former Member for Dipton, and long, long-term Finance Minister, Bill English, who seems to have hauled us from the slough of financial despond and set us on the road to glorious progress and

prosperity. Embattled Paula Bennett and upwardly mobile Amy Adams worthy of mention but my choice for Politician of the Year has to be the No. 4 in the National hierarchy, Steven “balls in the air” Joyce, without whose legendary “safe pair of hands” and apparently inexhaustible ability to deflect and divert one crisis after another, the wheels would well and truly have fallen off the National wagon long since. So in my book Steven Joyce is the winner of the 2013 POTY award. Who would you give it to?

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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. Today we talk to Kelley Young who’s aiming for the big time as an actress in Australia.

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elley Young is a country girl at heart. She’s a hard worker who loves the country air and riding horses; that’s the way she was brought up in rural Mid Canterbury. But the life she’s living at the moment is a far cry from that. Kelley is living in the big smoke in Australia, trying to break into the tough Australian acting scene. Kelley is a performer. Being on stage or in front of the camera is her life. It’s what she’s always wanted to do. It’s not an easy job, but Kelley is taking every opportunity that comes along. Her most recent project has seen her learn to speak Afghan – something new and different to add to her growing acting CV. “It’s been a challenge learning a new language. I’ve just started so it’s slow going. At the moment I am concentrating on getting the pronunciation correct first and the rest will hopefully follow,” she said. Kelley spent her high school years at Ashburton College before heading to Christchurch to study at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). Growing up she had two passions – performing and horse riding. But with the real world looming, college student Kelley initially planned to study accounting. “Until Year 13 I thought I would be going to study accounting and following the equestrian scene,” Kelley said. “A few things changed that year and after getting accepted to NASDA I decided to follow this route. I have loved every minute of it as hard as it can be sometimes.”

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After graduating she was based in Christchurch and was working throughout the South Island. After three years she decided she needed further experience and the options to her were Auckland or Australia. “I decided on Melbourne after speaking to a few people. I’m so glad I did as it’s a lovely city and very easy to live in. I’ve been here all up nearly four years,” she said.Currently she’s preparing for a role in a local indie feature which will be filming soon. “It is part English, part Afghan,” Kelley said. Breaking in to the Australian market has been challenging and still proves hard work for

her. “It is very small and quite selective. I have found the more you get involved in and the more people you meet, the more opportunities come your way. “Creating your own work is another great way to open doors and can be a more satisfying process than waiting for opportunities to come your way.” Melbourne is a wonderful place to live though, Kelley said. “My first impressions were it’s a cross between Christchurch and Wellington. It’s got beautiful architecture, especially in the CBD and there’s an endless supply of shows and concerts. Sometimes it’s hard to see everything you want to,”

she said. “It’s a very liveable city. I’m a country girl at heart so the laid back nature of Melbourne makes it feel closer to home.” She lives there with her fiance, another Ashburton local, Stephen Camp. They met through mutual friends and through him, Kelley was introduced to what became another passion – snowboarding. Together they love to snowboard, doing so whenever they can – including during a trip to Japan in 2011. It doesn’t beat horse riding though, and living in a big Australian city doesn’t allow her many opportunities to ride horses– something she misses.

“I’m definitely keen to get back into the equestrian scene. I’d love to somehow be able to do both (equestrian and acting); hopefully one day.” Australia is the perfect place for her right now, but Kelley has managed to do some travelling in recent years, including spending almost a year in Vancouver, Canada, which she loved. She acted and indulged in a fair amount of snowboarding. “I managed to get a lovely agent and had the fortune to meet and work with some amazing people. “It has a very supportive and creative acting community, they are very genuine and talented and it’s a great environment to learn and grow in. I was lucky enough to be cast in three short indie projects while I was there. “I trained with some wonderful people and most importantly made some great friends.” Kelley said she’d love to return to New Zealand to live at some stage, but at the moment it wasn’t feasible. “Purely due to the fact that the lifestyle we have over here we couldn’t have right now in New Zealand. I take any opportunity to come home to work that I can though.” The biggest thing she misses about home is her family. “That’s the hardest thing about living overseas, being away from your family and friends. “I miss the summers most in Mid Canterbury, how close everything is from mountain to water. We are so lucky to have everything near by; Mt Hutt and the club fields in the winter and the lakes in the summer. “I miss the countryside too. Nothing beats the beauty of home.”


Man killed when jetboat spins out of control By Patrice Dougan A man killed when his jetboat spun out of control and crashed into a tree west of Hastings at the weekend was an experienced boater who was “so looking forward” to the trip. Dale Baker, 51, from New Plymouth died on impact in the crash on Saturday afternoon, in the Ngaruroro River, 10 kilome-

tres west of Hastings. Four of the passengers on board, including his partner, were treated at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, one with serious injuries. The father-of-two was yesterday described as a “very friendly, happy guy”, who was liked by everyone who met him. Pam Frederickson, secretary of the Taranaki Jet Boating branch, of which Mr Baker had

been a member for two years, said he enjoyed living life to the full. “He was always willing to be involved in anything and everything. And his partner Julie, they both were,” she said. She later added: “Anything that we were involved in he was there, with bells on just about. He really enjoyed the events and camaraderie that we seem

to have.” Ms Frederickson said Mr Baker had been “so looking forward to the weekend”, to take part in the jet boating activity. Mr Baker was an oil rig worker who would “participate in any of the events that we had” during his time on shore. He was among a small group from the club which had spent the previous weekend jet boating on the Mokau River, and en-

joyed sharing his love of history with his friends. “When we were up the Mokau last week, we were looking at all the history of the mining and things that were on there, and he has been in that area himself quite a lot and he was very knowledgeable on taking us all to show us the bits and pieces of history that were available,” she said. - APNZ

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he Olympics, the World Cup and commemorations of World War One, D-Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall are some of the events that will spotlight destinations like Sochi, Brazil, Sarajevo, Normandy and Berlin in 2014. Elsewhere abroad, a potentially game-changing highspeed rail service has just launched linking Paris and Barcelona. Some travellers may now prefer the train over a plane, with the train ride cut in half to just over six hours between the two cities. In the US, St. Louis marks the 250th anniversary of its February 15, 1764 founding with celebrations in February including a re-enactment, parties and a music festival. Other events are planned throughout the year. Harry Potter fans will have a new reason to visit Florida next summer when the Universal Orlando theme park opens a new area with attractions inspired by the books’ fictional scenes in Diagon Alley and London. A train called the Hogwarts Express will take visitors back and forth between the new Potter attractions — including a restaurant called the Leaky Cauldron — and Universal’s existing Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal also plans an 1800-room 1960sthemed resort and eight new restaurants at the CityWalk dining area for 2014. Nearby, Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida., will open a new family coaster, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, in the spring.

Olympics and World Cup The Winter Olympics, February 7-23, take place in Sochi, a Russian Black Sea resort that’s one of the least-known Olympic destinations in years. The indoor events will be held in ice arenas on the coast, while skiing and snowboarding are in the Caucasus Mountains 50 kilometres inland. With its subtropical climate and lush greenery, the coastal area of Sochi has long been a popular destination; some elaborate worker resorts from

The graves of three German World War One soldiers at the German Military Cemetery, Soldatenfriedhof, in Menen, Belgium. During World War One, Menen was occupied by German troops. The cemetery contains the graves of 47,864 soldiers who lost their lives.

the Stalinist era remain, and new winter resorts are under construction. The World Cup soccer games, June 12-July 13, will be held in 12 cities in Brazil: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuaiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo. The most exotic destination, Manaus, a steamy city in the Amazon jungle, may also be the most controversial: England soccer coach Roy Hodgson called it “the place ideally to avoid,” while the London tabloid the Mirror called it a “crime-ridden hell-hole.” But loads of soccer fans are likely to travel there despite the bad press to attend some of the tournament’s top matches, including England-Italy and Portugal-US. The city is also a gateway to Amazon tourism, with Manausbased operators offering boat trips and tours into the jungle.

Remembering war The summer of 2014 marks a century since World War One was triggered by the June 28, 1914 assassination of the Aus-

trian archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, now the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Events are planned across Europe to commemorate the centenary — http://www.1914. org — and some tour operators are offering itineraries visiting places connected to the war. Famous battlefields include Verdun, France; Gallipoli, Turkey, and Western Belgium, where red poppies still bloom in Flanders Fields, a battlefield immortalised in the famous poem: “In Flanders Fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row.” June 6 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which marked a turning point in defeating Hitler in World War Two. Past milestone anniversaries have drawn veterans of the invasion, but that generation is rapidly dwindling. President Obama, Queen Elizabeth and other heads of state have been invited to mark the solemn day on the Normandy coast. November 9 will mark 25 years since the Berlin Wall was breached, a powerful moment in ending communism in Eastern Europe and the Cold War.

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The wall, built in 1961, not only physically cut East Berlin off from the West, but also symbolized the division between Western Europe and communist-controlled Eastern bloc countries. The wall was completely torn down in 1990, but its destruction began in 1989. In the years since, reunified Berlin has become a trendy tourism capital — described as “poor but sexy” by its mayor. Events and exhibits are planned to mark the 25th anniversary, including an installation of illuminated balloons on a 12-kilometre path where the city was once divided.

Homecoming, Frozen Vermeer and hobbits Scotland hosts its yearlong “Homecoming,” inviting emigres and their descendants to return for clan gatherings and other events, including a reenactment of the Battle of Bannockburn, an important victory 700 years ago in the Wars of Scottish Independence. The Homecoming is held every four years. In Holland, the Mauritshuis museum reopens in June in The

Hague. This small but important museum, housed in a 17thcentury palace, is home to Vermeer’s masterpiece, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which has been drawing huge crowds at the Frick in New York following showings in San Francisco and Atlanta. The painting has been travelling with The Goldfinch and works by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters while the Mauritshuis underwent a two-year renovation. In Norway, the Geirangerfjord will get some additional visitors as Adventures By Disney adds the destination to a new itinerary inspired by the movie Frozen. The film’s fantasy kingdom of Arendelle was based on the fjord. New Zealand is hoping for an increase in visitors inspired by the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy. Tourism connected to The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films has become a big business in New Zealand, where the movies were filmed. A survey by Tourism New Zealand showed 13 per cent of international visitors earlier this year took part in some kind of “Hobbit”-themed tourism like visiting a film set. - AP

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Hard yards on two wheels Competitor Ralph Tompsett competes in the Bike Methven 679 Race yesterday.

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More than 2000 gruelling vertical metres passed under the tyres of competitors at an emerging Bike Methven cross-country biking event yesterday. About 40 competitors, including high profile under 19 riders Ben and Craig Oliver, turned out at just the second 679 Race at the Mt Hutt Bike Park, a name given to the event which sees competitors in the advanced grade trek 679 vertical metres on the track, and those in the expert class doubling that – totalling 2037m. Set to host the 2014 Oceania Mountain Bike Championships in March, riders from across the region were given a glimpse into some of the work being put in before the marquee event. Bike Methven’s Cam Bissett said yesterday’s event proved a success at what is becoming a popular event at the bike park. “And the level of competitors was beyond what we thought we would get which was really good too.” He said three cross country grades competed at the park, seeing the novice section traversing the cross country track loop at the base of the park, the advanced riders cycling two laps of a more challenging course and the experts racing four loops of that same track. In the expert event, U40 Rangiora competitor Ben Oliver finished with the quickest time of 1 hour 38mins 14secs, Jason Blair, of Christchurch, won the men’s over 40s in 1.58.44 while Ingrid Richter from Nelson clocked 2:01.25. In the advanced 679 race, Methven U40 rider Michael Breading won in 56mins 39secs, Christchurch’s Rob Soothill took out the over 40s in 58.52, Mary Jowett, of Queenstown, claimed the women’s event in 1hr 5mins 14secs while Ethan Rose won the U15 race. Al Gilchrist, of Methven, was the quickest in the novice grade, followed by Christchurch’s Jenny Richards in the women’s grade and Methven rider Cooper Leitis in the U15 race.

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In brief Colts stun the Chiefs The Indianapolis Colts rallied from a 28-point deficit in the second half to stun the Kansas City Chiefs 45-44 in the opening game of the National Football League’s wild card weekend. Quarterback Andrew Luck led the fightback by engineering five second-half touchdown drives, capping the comeback with a 64-yard pass to T.Y. Hilton for the go-ahead score with 4:21 left on the clock in Indianapolis yesterday. - AFP

Schumacher ‘stable’ Michael Schumacher was skiing at a moderate pace at the moment of the accident which has left him in coma, news magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing a video filmed by a German witness. The witness, a 35-year-old steward, said that he was filming his girlfriend with a smartphone when he captured by chance the moment when Schumacher slammed his head against a rock in the French alps. According to the witness, who contacted the German magazine on Friday, Schumacher was descending the slope at a “leisurely” pace - “a maximum speed of 20 kilometres an hour”. He remains in a critical but stable condition. - AFP

Gunners sink Spurs Premier League leaders Arsenal overcame fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the FA Cup third round yesterday, while Aston Villa were knocked out by third-tier Sheffield United. Tottenham had won at Manchester United in their previous outing and new manager Tim Sherwood made only one change to his starting XI, but they fell behind in the 31st minute at the Emirates Stadium, and Tomas Rosicky sealed victory in the 62nd minute. Earlier, last season’s beaten finalists Manchester City tasted fresh disappointment when they drew 1-1 at second-tier Blackburn Rovers. Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tasted success in his first game as manager of Cardiff City after his new side came from behind to win 2-1 at Newcastle United. - AFP

Hewitt upsets Federer Lleyton Hewitt has pulled off stunning upset win over 17-time grand slam champion Roger Federer in the final of the Brisbane International. Hewitt, the world No.60, showed little signs of fatigue following a draining semi-final win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori as he grabbed a 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory over his career-long rival and fellow former world No.1 yesterday. Swiss great Federer looked far from his usual self at Pat Rafter Arena, committing several out-of-character errors, including an early air-swing, as Hewitt sealed the 29th ATP Tour title of his career - his seventh on Australian soil but the first since the 2005 Sydney International. It means the two-time grand slam champion has improved his record in finals on home soil to seven wins and two defeats. Another benefit from the win is a boost to his ranking which will put him ahead of Bernard Tomic as Australia’s No.1 ahead of Tomic’s bid to defend his Sydney title this week. - AAP

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Ashes whitewash complete BY BEN HORNE Australia’s blazing Ashes humiliation of England is complete, after Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson finished England off inside three days of the fifth Test at the SCG. England collapsed yet again to hand Australia a comprehensive 281-run victory and the third 5-0 clean-sweep in Ashes history. After England won 3-0 to secure the urn for a third consecutive series in the UK last year, Australia have answered four months later with the most emphatic turnaround imaginable under the leadership of Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann. Johnson was named man-ofthe-series ahead of keeper Brad Haddin after taking 37 wickets at 13.9, while Harris was named man-of-the-match for his eight wickets across two innings. “It’s something I’ll cherish for rest of my life, very special,” said Johnson. Set an improbable target of 448 to win in Sydney after another Chris Rogers century, England were all out for 166 late yesterday. When Harris took the last wicket of Boyd Rankin to complete a five-wicket haul, the Australians converged in a huddle in front of a packed house and Nathan Lyon led an early rendition of the team song, before the team performed a lap of honour. “5-0 how about that,” said Harris. “The feeling in Perth was unbelievable but to clean sweep a series, far out how good is it. We wanted to make sure we kept it going the whole series and we did ... it’s amazing we were able to do that and keep the faith of selectors.” Johnson (3-40) took two wickets in the over after tea, and paved the way for pace ally Harris (5-25) to do the rest. With more than two days left in the match, England surrendered meekly, with their three best batsmen Alastair Cook (7), Ian Bell (16) and Kevin Pietersen (6) rolling over to leave the

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson, with a pinkdominated Sydney Cricket Ground background, raises his hand in celebration after taking the wicket of England’s Gary Ballance on the third day of their Ashes test match yesterday. AP PHOTO

tourists precariously placed at 3-87 at tea. Any hope of England showing fight and taking the game into a fourth day were dashed when they lost 4-8 in 17 balls at the hands of Johnson and Lyon after tea. Australia won 5-0 in 1920-21 and 2006-07, but the charge led by Michael Clarke’s men was arguably the most ruthless of all. It’s the first time Australia have taken all 100 wickets in a

five-match Ashes series, and they maintained an unchanged XI from start to finish, for the first time ever in five matches, to do it. Johnson and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin have been the runaway stars for Australia. The left-arm fast bowler went from enigma to unstoppable force by taking the most wickets by an Australian fast bowler in a fivematch Ashes series, placing him ninth on the all-time list. Haddin was another who not

so long ago thought he’d played his last Test - only to defy his 36 years and save Australia on countless occasions. The wicketkeeper finished second on the run-scoring list, scored a half century in every first innings of the series and became the fourth Australian gloveman to score 3000 Test runs. Rogers, also 36, wound back the clock with his third Test century and second in consecutive matches. - AAP

Tactics remain the same for Black Caps BY ANDREW ALDERSON When John Wright coached the New Zealand cricket team he owned a dog-eared 1B5 exercise book heavily inked in facts and figures monitoring progress. Something similar probably exists on a series of Excel spreadsheets these days. One of Wright’s statistical morsels jogged the memory watching

New Zealand ease to victory over the West Indies, albeit via Duckworth-Lewis, on Saturday. “Our aim is to be no more than three down after 35 overs,” Wright had said as he leafed through the 1B5 pages during an interview at the 2011 World Cup. Wright’s theory holds merit as a strategy for 50-over cricket, even in an age of T20 blitzkrieg. As happened in Nelson, Jesse

Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum play shots around Martin Guptill to build their total. New Zealand has completed 19 ODI matches since the start of 2013. In five it rained. In the other 14 they reached the 35over mark with three wickets down six times, winning four, losing one narrowly in Bangladesh and having the rest of the

order implode in the final 15 overs to give them too few runs against England. Four out of six ain’t bad. Compare that to the eight matches in which they lost more than three wickets in 35 overs; they won three, lost five. As Kenny Rogers sang: “Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep.” - HOS



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Keith’s four still in contention By Myles HuMe

It was a mixed start for the Mid Canterbury contingent competing the national bowls championships fours in Dunedin yesterday. With singles and pairs play out of the way on Saturday, the fours competition kicked off yesterday, featuring two Mid Canterbury teams along with Ashburton’s Sandra Keith who turned out in Dunsandel colours. Keith’s team, featuring Pam Clarke, Karolyn Boon and pairs partner Serena Matthews, emerged with two wins and a loss yesterday as they look to go one better and win the title

this year. The quartet came out strong on the tricky Dunedin greens, beating a local based side 17-13 before crushing Green Island 20-11. However, in their third match against Kia Toa they lost 21-10, remaining in a solid position to enter post section play, and potentially earn Keith a fifth national title along with a gold star. A Mid Canterbury composite teams consisting of Linda Boyd (Rakaia), Maureen Sullivan (Methven), Wendy Watson (Allenton) and Sandra Holdom (Allenton) came out with a solid performance after losing to a Dunedin composite team 14-17 in round one.

They managed a 13-12 victory over Balmacewen and then a 22-14 win over Mornington to leave them with a strong shot at post section play. In the two rounds of men’s play yesterday, Hinds’ fours side David Hastings, Bill Clarke, Neil Atkinson and Cameron Moore lost 26-18 to a Dunedin composite team. However, their fortunes turned when they took on a Tawa Services fours squad and won 16-14 in an exciting match. Meanwhile, men’s and women’s singles and pairs finals were played on Saturday. Havelock’s Ali Forsyth took out the men’s title while Victoria’s Helen King ousted

18-year-old bowls sensation Tayla Bruce in the women’s final. In the pairs, Tony Grantham and Michael Nagy, of Birkenhead and Taren Point, took the men’s pairs title in a close 18-17 win. After beating national pairs defending champions Keith and Matthews in the semifinal last week, Kensington/ St Clair pairing Ann Muir and Carolyn Crawford went through to upset Black Jacks and 2008 world champions Jo Edwards and Val Smith in a 22-15 victory. Fours qualifying is set to continue today, with post section play to begin tomorrow.

Rivals closing in on stumbling Perth Wildcats By AdriAn WArren Perth Wildcats’ once-comfortable buffer at the top of the NBL ladder is diminishing rapidly. The Wildcats (12-3) are just one game clear after following up a New Year’s Eve defeat at Townsville with a 96-91 over-

time loss at Wollongong (5-9) on Saturday as their closest rivals extended winning streaks. Perth coach Trevor Gleeson gave Wollongong full credit for a win sparked by a 28-point haul from their consistently impressive American Rotnei Clarke. “They played great team bas-

ketball and they deserve that win without a question,” he said. Second-placed Adelaide (114) have strung together three straight wins, following up a New Year’s Eve victory at Townsville with a thumping 9973 home win over New Zealand. Adelaide monstered an un-

dersized New Zealand Breakers team (5-10), clearly missing their injured centre Alex Pledger. “Once we got in foul trouble, we had to play a bit smaller and they did a good job of taking advantage of it,” Breakers’ coach - AAP Dean Vickerman said.

Karaka Million hots up With just three weeks until the running of the richest race in New Zealand, the Listed NZB Karaka Million (1200m), the battle to ensure a spot in the million dollar two-year-old dash is hotting up. The final 14 horse field is determined by stakes earnings with those who currently occupy the top eight places on the qualifying table (in excess of $11,000) looking certain to make the cut. Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes winner Jackofall heads that list with $47,775 to his name while Riding Shotgun is in mid-table with earnings of $11,650. However, those below that mark will be looking for their opportunity to move up the ladder with a win in one of the few remaining qualifying events. - APNZ

Lady Kipling retired Gallant racemare Lady Kipling has been retired after finishing unplaced in the Gr. 2 Rich Hill Mile at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day. The six-year-old daughter of Savabeel won eleven races during her career which included wins in the Cal Izusu Stakes (1600m) and Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes, both at Group Two level, amongst her most notable victories. It was however, her run for second in the Group One Thorndon Mile at Trentham in January 2013 that co-trainer Murray Baker cites as her most memorable performance. “She carried top-weight of 58.5kgs, drew wide and raced three wide the whole way and got beaten a head where she was in front two strides past the post,” he said. - APNZ

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6 54500 I’m Ruby 56.5 ............................... Scratched 7 x4988 Cupcake (6) 56.5 ........................T Thornton 8 060x9 Just Juliet (9) 56.5 ...........................S Collett 9 x2354 Covered ‘N Bay (11) 55 ........... P Turner (a1) 10 343 Marcelle (4) 55 ................................ R Jones 11 67664 Hayley Grace (1) 55 ...........................M Hills 12 8x765 Brandy (2) 55 .............................M Coleman 13 63622 Alezan (8) 55....................... R Hutchings (a) Emergency: Alezan Blinkers on: Buckwild (R1), Elusive Flirt (R4), Sweet Rita (R5) Blinkers off: Blooming Hell (R5), Hearts’n’spades, King Savinsky (R7) Winkers on: Blooming Hell (R5), Attica (R6), Cupcake (R7)

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Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Race- 3 12.50pm J P PRINT (PETONE) C1 C1, 375m 1 41568 Time For What nwtd ......................M Gowan 5 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched way Meeting Date: 06 Jan 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 1 75444 Cool Heir 21.80 .................................. N Udy 2 45325 Necter 25.85 ...............................B Hodgson 6 66371 Black Hennessy 26.59 F &.............Turnwald Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 2 63363 Opie Bossman nwtd F & ................Turnwald 3 87664 Go Fern Go nwtd ........................A Turnwald 7 24424 Cognac Diamond nwtd G & ..............S Ross 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 3 62416 Calm Brooke 22.36 ........................... B Hunt 4 F6787 Black Emily 26.67 L & ........................ Wales 8 6488x Backyard Bully 26.08 ................. G Hodgson 10, 11 and 12 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 4 21762 Offensive 22.11 F & .......................Turnwald 6 2.00pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HT 3 NZ- 5 6 47368 Chelsea’s Beauty nwtd................. T Downey 5 31743 Smirnoff nwtd ........................... S Gommans RSq, 457m 1 12.05pm (NZT) AWAPUNI DASH C0 C0, 375m 7 73687 Belldeen 26.61 .........................A Duganzich 6 7x352 Secret Nadia nwtd.......................B Rangiuia 1 55331 Cosmic Sally nwtd.....................J McInerney 1 51587 Very Chilly nwtd .........................M Mathews 8 25763 Deceiver 26.24 ................................M Olden 7 6781 Boomerang Man nwtd ................ B Johnston 2 43272 Vinny Doon nwtd B & ....................G Atwood 2 55653 Just Mac 26.23............................B Hodgson 8 13347 Toxic Revenge 22.02 .....................A Speight 3 665 Johnny Angel nwtd........................A Speight 3 21154 Thrilling Judge 26.48....................... K Walsh 9 3.10pm CLOVERLEA DASH C4 C4, 375m 9 34745 Flayosc 22.37 G &........................... J Clarke 4 5451 Varga Frost nwtd ...........................A Speight 1 12632 Lady Anabella nwtd F & .................Turnwald 4 32176 Another Course 26.76 ...............J McInerney 5 54264 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 10 81557 Genia Haka 22.07 .....................J McInerney 2 52736 Run Junior Run 21.69 .................A Turnwald 5 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 6 83233 Thunder Time nwtd G & ....................S Ross 4 1.14pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HT 1 NZ- 6 341x4 Carat’s Prince nwtd J & ...................D Fahey 3 23422 Stiff Drink 22.01 F & .......................Turnwald 7 636x Trojan Troy nwtd F &.......................Turnwald RSq, 457m 4 78224 Smidged 21.46 ..............................A Speight 7 74841 Opawa Wally 26.51 L & ...................... Wales 8 37766 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 5 52364 Wong Way Susie nwtd F & .............Turnwald 1 41487 Zamaddis Lass nwtd .................... T Downey 8 23123 Bit Coin 26.75 ..........................A Duganzich 9 88656 Cuts Deep nwtd ...........................P Blanche 2 21432 Calm Nuska nwtd .......................M Mathews 7 2.25pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HT 4 NZ- 6 33263 Winning Knocka 21.55 .....................L Ahern 10 75776 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 7 31286 She’s Top Notch 21.87 .....................L Ahern 3 68733 Fire Boy Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney RSq, 457m 8 55311 Bee Rabbit 21.62 .............................L Ahern 4 32124 Bigtime Dasher 26.42 ......................L Ahern 2 12.25pm WOODVILLE STAKES C0 C0, 457m 1 75474 Emma Marie 26.46....................... T Downey 9 46535 Crystal Wave 21.54 .....................B Hodgson 5 51133 Thrilling Sonic nwtd ......................... K Walsh 1 4 Wallace Lad nwtd .............................L Ahern 2 56462 Rich List ................................................nwtd 6 37116 Tifino 26.38 ..............................A Duganzich 10 16658 Flirt Academy 21.45 ........................... N Udy 2 33 Loo Loo Blue nwtd ...........................L Ahern 3 75571 That’s King 26.60 ........................B Hodgson 7 14545 Opawa Mez 26.36 J & .....................D Fahey 3 Couger Alert nwtd ............................L Ahern 4 12531 It’s A Doll 26.90 ...........................A Turnwald 10 3.33pm SHANNON DASH C5 C5, 375m 8 82477 Opawa Jay nwtd ............................... A Clark 4 43486 Opawa Chris nwtd......................R N Maisey 1 12224 Explosive Osti nwtd ...........................C Hore 5 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 5 3 Thrilling Dylan nwtd......................... K Walsh 5 1.32pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HT 2 NZ2 87255 Chemically Free 21.48 ....................M Olden 6 12133 Thrilling Style 26.74 ........................ K Walsh 6 44356 Opalescent nwtd G & ........................S Ross RSq, 457m 3 51462 Cosmic Fury 21.65 ...........................L Ahern 7 1231F Idol Girl nwtd L &................................ Wales 7 772 Queen Of Mean nwtd .................M Mathews 1 11112 Thrilling Georga 26.09 .................... K Walsh 4 72318 Wise Crack Lad 21.76 .....................M Olden 8 13154 Opawa Colin nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 8 32 Looks All Good nwtd ........................L Ahern 2 22326 What’s Up Gee nwtd ........................L Ahern 5 54715 Fierce Star 21.24 F & .....................Turnwald 9 47 Applause nwtd .................................L Ahern 3 72857 Opawa Bomb 26.54 L & ..................... Wales 8 2.53pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HT 5 NZ- 6 48432 Individual Lily 21.75 .........................L Ahern 10 78577 Just Like Prince nwtd ......................S Maher 4 54F48 Flying Blake nwtd ................................ L Bell RSq, 457m 7 11151 Call Me Ralph 21.34 G & ................ J Clarke

8 36238 Sir Richie 21.57................................L Ahern 9 24276 Stirling Dann nwtd .............................. N Udy 10 44727 Wee Diger 21.72 ........................ G Hodgson 11 4.02pm FEILDING STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 62343 Superior Izmir 26.13 F & ................Turnwald 2 18581 Crushed Monkey 26.34 ...................... N Udy 3 12657 Laugh Like Santa 26.07 ...................L Ahern 4 55513 Boston Chanel 25.95 F & ...............Turnwald 5 31438 Ate To Much 25.92 F &...................Turnwald 6 12761 Rigs 26.12 F & ...............................Turnwald 7 31254 Ostapchuk 26.12 ..............................L Ahern 8 12212 Need To Chill nwtd F &...................Turnwald 9 25332 El Jetta 26.41 ...................................L Ahern 10 34645 Bigtime Jet 26.24 .............................L Ahern 12 4.20pm FOXTON STAKES C1 C1, 457m 1 x223F Chevy Impala nwtd...........................L Ahern 2 1112 Really Clever 26.06 ..........................L Ahern 3 55323 Iva Cunning Plan 26.76 ....................... L Bell 4 76781 Homebush Cruden nwtd ...........J McInerney 5 33552 Adda Boy Zeke nwtd B & ..............G Atwood 6 12748 Nose White nwtd ......................A Duganzich 7 28313 Thrilling Bert nwtd ........................... K Walsh 8 56576 Dodgy Pockets nwtd......................M Gowan 9 77647 Opawa Leanne nwtd ........................ A Clark 10 73788 Sand Buster nwtd..................... S Gommans 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, January 6, 2014 TRADES, SERVICES


Stars keen on Classic BY MICHAEL BROWN It’s seemingly the tournament three of the biggest names in women’s tennis want to play at but it’s unrealistic to expect the trio to feature in next year’s ASB Classic. New champion Ana Ivanovic said courtside she will “definitely” be back and that it was “already in the calendar”. Venus Williams said she would “love” to return. Venus said Serena, her sister and world No 1, already wants to come in 2015 because she had such a great experience. In reality, it won’t happen. In the scheme of things, the ASB Classic is small-fry on the women’s tour. Its greatest asset is its proximity in terms of both geography and timing to the Australian Open because players want match practice heading into the first grand slam tournament of the year. But with a purse of only US$250,000 and equally small budget to entice players with appearance fees, it can sometimes be a hard sell. It’s believed Venus cost in the vicinity of US$50,000 to play in Auckland, with her fee increasing the deeper she went into the tournament, and that Ivanovic was more expensive. Tournament director Karl Budge said on the eve of yesterday’s final his goal was to secure Serena and Venus for next year’s event and that Serena had contemplated playing in Auckland this year before settling on Brisbane. Ivanovic’s win, however, complicates the picture because ordinarily he wouldn’t be able to afford the appearance fees for both Serena and Ivanovic to play at the same tournament. “I might need to talk to the Government to give me some money,” he said, only half jokingly. “I am a big believer in that you have to get your defending champion back. Ana has been brilliant for us and it would be remiss of me not to go after her again next

Flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils has withdrawn from this week’s Heineken Open, citing fatigue after reaching the final of the Qatar Open in Doha. Monfils was beaten 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-2 by world No 1 Rafael Nadal in Doha and instead of travel-


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year. I would do it today if I possibly could.” Ivanovic was more circumspect when questioned by media about her intentions than she had been straight after the match. “Ask Karl,” she said when questioned on whether she will return. “He’s in charge. I really felt very comfortable here. I love this place. I really, really want to come. To actually come back earlier and enjoy the beach would be amazing.” The fortunes of the top players in women’s tennis might also change considerably over the next 12 months. WTA rules mean the ASB Classic is restrict-

ed to just one top-10 player each year, which seems overly constricting, and Ivanovic might find herself in the top 10 again by the end of 2014 along with Serena. If Venus Williams can stay fit and healthy for the rest of the year, she too has the potential to jump considerably from her present ranking of 47. “She was excited and said, ‘I wish I was there’,” Venus said of her conversations with Serena about the ASB Classic. “She wants to come at this point because I have had such a great experience. I hope that becomes a reality.” Many more people hope that happens, too. - APNZ

Monfils out of Heineken Open BY MICHAEL BROWN


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ling to Auckland to play in the Heineken Open has opted to head to Melbourne to prepare for next week’s Australian Open. It would have been a tight fit, as he would have had to play his first-round match at Stanley St on Tuesday. However the feat was possible, as world No 3 and four-time winner David Ferrer

won the Heineken Open last year after being a beaten semi-finalist in Doha. Players often don’t want to jeopardise their chances at the year’s first grand slam tournament, and the Heineken Open can suffer as a consequence given its proximity to the Australian Open. - APNZ

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Puzzles Monday, January 6, 2014 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Taking the plunge with the directors found at poolside (6-5) 8. An entry in half the picket that causes widespread alarm (5) 9. Divorcee named as corespondent gets in a state about it (7) 10. Lead one to suppose start of gore can be created with gusset (7) 11. In our situation, a party may be detected by nose (5) 12. With no uncertainty there’s American backing to count on (6) 14. Presumably not paths highwaymen trod (6) 18. Renovate campanile last constructed by Wren (5) 19. Vacation, in short, for almost a term: pack rod in it (7) 21. Straws for eights and their like (7) 23. Fit one out incorrectly to create feeling of annoyance (5) 24. Manage to see people finish art with sense of good taste (11)







DOWN 1. Attests how one gets rid of one in high station (7) 2. Nursery head-case needed it with brown paper (7) 3. Father leaves 8 and he finds space for himself (5) 4. A very little air to be distributed in the bar (6) 5. New York made havoc with it, which is fishy (7) 6. Part of the eye, one is told, on the which to be prompt (3) 7. Cried out for scrumpy (5) 13. Unruly minor holding boring instrument (7)


15. Quite an adjustment needed to make it old and rare (7) 16. Present a different sort of belly-creeper (7) 17. She-cat might have been unsullied (6) 18. Round this nursery murder victim there’s a petition (5) 20. Flower I pull up endlessly before season ends (5) 22. What’s more, it comes after ampers in shortened form (3)


















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SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Cerebration 9. Adobe 10. Suffocated 11. Ibsen 12. Veteran 14. Mar 15. Less 16. Tartar 17. Stop 21. Ewer 22. Panama 23. Earn 26. Rod 27. Refresh 29. Aisle 30. Fell-walker 31. Eagle 32. Remorseless Down 2. Ensue 3. Bifurcate 4. Accent 5. Intimate 6. Nadir 7. Mousse 8. Tennis coach 12. Vituperated 13. Tare 18. Play false 19. Pendulum 20. Lame 24. Resign 25. Drawer 26. Refer 28. Sorts

DOWN 2. Free time (7) 3. Crease (7) 4. Strengthen (9) 6. Lay bare (5) 7. Let loose (7) 8. Voter (7) 13. Expressionless (9) 14. Way of thinking (4-3) 15. Idea (7) 17. Yelled (7) 18. Makes certain (7) 20. Relating to the moon (5)



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QUICK Across 1. Kick 3. Lenience 9. Neutral 10. Ramps 11. Legitimising 14. Nip 16. Idols 17. Leo 18. Bloody-minded 21. Claps 22. Deliver 23. One by one 24. Stud Down 1. Kindling 2. Clung 4. Eel 5. Irresistible 6. Nominal 7. Else 8. Gratuitously 12. Moody 13. Wondered 15. Pulsate 19. Duvet 20. Echo 22. Den



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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) You’re coming face to face with one of the main challenges you’ll face in the first half of 2014, which is finding work/life balance. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Whether back to work or still on holiday, find a way to keep the spirit of adventure alive, even though your professional stars are already calling. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Coming so early in the year, financial tension that comes to a head today could catch you off guard, but is more likely a call to action. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) That you’re taking your personal power back just when your relationships also need your attention, is going to require give and take. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) As the Moon makes his first visit to your financial sector for the year there is a chance to tap into the intuitive and imaginative responses this triggers. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) While today’s emotional and intuitive responses may exacerbate any balance issues, this is a chance to gain authenticity and honesty. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Moving into a year where home and family matters are close to your heart is bound to create work/life balance issues until you find what works for you. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) As the stars work to bring more adventure into your life and a year full of richer life experiences, it’s no wonder your excuses are being challenged. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) There is a need to remain grounded and to take a very practical, pragmatic and confident approach to any financial tension or matters today. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Any personal and/or relationship tension is more about raising the bar on a need for personal and relationship authenticity and your expectations. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) For the first time in 12 years you’re moving into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your work sector, but there is a need to pace yourself. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) If you’ve normally gone along with the crowd and popular consensus, there is likely to be a call from within today asking ‘what about me’?

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

RUSHTON, Courtenay Shavaughan Much loved niece of Stephen and Wendy Kingsbury and the late Gwenyth Kingsbury. Loved cousin of Nikki and Chris. A young life cut tragically short. You will be forever in our hearts. RUSHTON, Courtenay Shavaughan On January 3, 2014 at Christchurch. Aged 16 years. Everlastingly loved, precious and amazingly beautiful daughter of Gerard and Claire. Adored, cherished, and inspirational sister of Terry, Corey and Josh. Truly wonderful sister-in-law of Candace. Tragically taken from us all. Sixteen years will never be enough. A spirited angel who has written her name on every star that we will see so when we look up we will never forget her. Always in our hearts, we love you forever. Messages to 201 Smithfield Road, RD 2, Ashburton, 7772. Donations to the Westpac Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Courtenay’s funeral service will be held in the Church of the Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton on WEDNESDAY January 8, commencing at 1.30pm. To be followed by Private Cremation.

SYMONS, Miriam Lucy (Lucy) On January 5, 2014 at Ashburton. Dearly loved wife and good companion of Sydney Osburne (Ossie). Loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Peter Barnes (formerly Cheviot), Janance (Tasmania), Miriam and Ken Cutforth (Rakaia), The late Syd, and Debbie (Queensland), Dan (Alford Forest), and Emily. Loved Grandma Lucy of Francis, Dougal, Gerald, and Campbell; Emily Jane, and Rebecca; Naomi, and Fleur; Sam, Tom, and Matt; and her 15 great grandchildren. Messages to PO Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. Lucy’s interment will be held at the Alford Forest Cemetery on THURSDAY January 9 at 10.30am. To be followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Havelock Street, Ashburton on Thursday commencing at 1.30pm.

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A low crosses the lower South Island tomorrow and an associated front moves north over the rest of New Zealand. A disturbed south to southwest flow covers the country on Wednesday and Thursday, then a ridge starts to develop on Friday.

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WEDNESDAY RUSHTON, Courtenay IN MEMORIAM Shavaughan Rain and fresh cold southerlies developing. Much loved granddaughter of to ensure publication. Elaine and Arnold and beauDuring office hours notices THURSDAY tiful niece of Marie and John, may also be sent to: Pauline, Michael and Showers and fresh cold southerlies. ret and all her cousins. Any queries Loved from the start, forever WARD, Zane Maurice – please contact FRIDAY Passed away 06/01/2011. in our hearts, Courtenay was 0800 We think of you in silence, a gift to her parents and a ASHBURTON A few showers. Cold southerlies easing. We often speak your name, present to the world. (0800-274-287). But all we have are memories, World Weather And your photo in a frame. RUSHTON, Courtenay Your resting place we visit, Adelaide fine 14 24 Geneva Shavaughan Amsterdam rain 4 12 Hobart And place flowers with care, Dearly loved granddaughter Bangkok fine 21 32 Hong Kong But no one knows of the late Neil and Elaine Berlin drizzle 2 9 Honolulu the heartache, Brisbane thunder 25 35 Islamabad Kingsbury. As we turn and Cairns showers 25 31 Jakarta leave you there. “Now in our arms.” Cairo cloudy 10 18 Johannesburg Calcutta fine 14 24 Kuala Lumpur So loved and sadly missed by Canberra fi ne 10 25 London Mum, Dad, Janene, Katrina, Call the Guardian RUSHTON, Courtenay Colombo rain 22 29 Los Angeles Vaughan and families. Shavaughan Passed away on January 3 2014. To our dear niece, and cousin, a beautiful girl, an angel taken too soon. From Michael and Margaret, Josh, Hannah and James Rushton.




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6am 60 Minute Makeover 3 7:05 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3 8am Cowboy Builders 3 9am Infomercials 9:30 The Chase 3 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 Infomercials Noon The Inspectors 3 0 12:30 Emmerdale Vanessa is firm with Rhona; Charity moves into Tug Ghyll; Marlon tries to persuade Laurel to take the day off. 0 1:30 House Guest 3 2pm Come Dine With Me 3 0 3pm The Renovation Game A team of up-and-coming builders and designers put their fees on the line if they fail to raise a property’s value. 4pm Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Animal House 5pm Ellen 6pm One News 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:52 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 7am Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:25 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 3 0 8:40 I’m In The Band 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Let’s Get Inventin’ 0 11am The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11:30 Ellen PGR 3 Noon Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 12:55 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here PGR 3 1:55 Hope And Faith 3 0 2:25 Bethenny 3:25 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 3:45 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:10 Life With Boys 3 0 4:35 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Friends 3 0 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 6:30 The War At Home 0

6am Infomercials 7am What’s Really In Our Food? 30 7:30 The Kitchen Job 3 0 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Would I Lie To You? PGR 3 0 12:30 90210 PGR 3 1:30 The Defenders PGR A simple divorce case involving a state senator turns into a high-profile murder investigation. 0 2:30 HomeMADE Two teams of emerging designers renovate two houses in five days, the winner receiving AU$100,000. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 Big Brother Australia The latest housemate is evicted. 6pm 3 News

7pm Australia’s Got Talent 0 8:40 Undercover Boss USA John Wilson, CEO of Rollins/ Orkin Pest Control goes undercover posing as a contestant on a reality competition show trying to win money for his own business. 9:40 Red Widow AO 10:35 One News Tonight 0 10:50 Football – English Premier League (Highlights)

7pm Big Bang Theory 0 7:30 The Middle 0 8pm Hot in Cleveland PGR Joy dates a man who knows he will soon die; Melanie and Joy model Victoria’s shoes for Cleveland Fashion Week. 0 8:30 M You Again PGR 2010 Comedy. Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis. 0 10:35 Arrow AO 0

7pm Bondi Vet PGR 7:30 The Block – All Stars 0 8pm N Destroyed in Seconds PGR Hosted by Andrew Gourdie. 0 8:30 M Van Helsing AO 3 2004 Horror Action. A 19th-century vampire hunter must stop Dracula using Frankenstein’s monster and Wolfman for evil purposes. Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale. 0

11:50 I Shouldn’t Be Alive PGR 3 12:45 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:10 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 Once Upon A Time AO 3 0 12:30 Brothers And Sisters PGR 3 1:20 Infomercials 2:20 Grey’s Anatomy AO 3 0 3:10 The Lying Game PGR 3 0 3:55 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:45 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 5:05 State Of Georgia 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 N2K PGR 7am Early Edition 8am Great Animal Escape 8:30 Bread 9am Coast 10am Food And Drink 10:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland 11am Work Of Art Noon Gourmet Farmer 12:30 Merlin 1:30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green 2:30 Beachcomber Cottage 3:30 Great Animal Escapes 4pm Clodagh McKenna Fresh From The Sea 4:30 Off The Eaten Track 5pm Secret Removers 6pm Sandmasters 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm The Dark Side Follow eccentric relic collector Steve Santini on his quest to buy and authenticate dark and haunted items for his unusual collections. 7:30 Caroline Quentin’s National Parks 8:30 Atlantic Britain PGR 9pm Venice 24/7 9:45 Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant PGR 10:50 Oddities 11:25 Gator Boys


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Bath Crashers 1:30 Sandmasters 2am Clodagh McKenna Fresh From The Sea 2:30 Off The Eaten Track 3am Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant PGR 4am Atlantic Britain 4:30 Venice 24/7 5am Secret Removers

11:05 3 News 11:45 The Borgias AO 3 0 12:55 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church



THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 Numb3rs MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 Smackdown MC 1:05 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:30 Numb3rs MV 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Numb3rs MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 Pawn Stars PG 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 CSI – New York MV 9:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


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


6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:25 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:50 Monsuno 3 8:15 Chuggington 8:25 Franklin And Friends 3 8:45 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 3 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Wonder Pets 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:25 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:50 Beyblade – Shogun Steel 4:15 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 4:40 Scaredy Squirrel 3 5:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5:35 Dragons – Riders Of Berk 3 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 30 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7:30 Community PGR Jeff is debilitated by his narcissism, which skyrockets when his confidence is boosted by anti-anxiety medication and regular visits to a psychologist. 8pm Community PGR 8:30 Nurse Jackie AO (Starting Today) 3 9:35 The Big C AO 10:40 A Gifted Man PGR

6am Golf – US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions – Round Two. 8am Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights) Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Three. 8:30 Sky Sport What’s On 9am L Golf – US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions. 11am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Tournament of Champions – Round Two. 11:30 L Golf – US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions – Round Three. From the Plantation Course, Hawaii. 4pm Tennis – Brisbane International (Highlights) From the Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane. 4:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Replay) Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers. 8pm Basketball – NBL 7pm Best of QI PGR 3 (Highlights) Adelaide 36ers v 7:30 Under the Hammer New Zealand Breakers. 8pm Shearing Gang PGR 3 8:30 Sport 365 Christmas Special. 8:30 N Masterchef USA The 9pm Arena Access top 100 home cooks from 9:30 Golf – US PGA Tour across America compete to (Highlights) Tournament of earn a Masterchef apron from Champions – Round Three. Chef Gordon Ramsay and his From the Plantation Course, fellow judges. Hawaii. 9:30 60 Minutes PGR 10pm Cricket – The Ashes 10:30 Best of QI AO 3 Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Three.

11:35 Entertainment Tonight 12:05 Infomercials

11:05 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2pm Beauty And The Beast PGR 3 When Cat introduces Vincent to her sister, things take a turn for the worse, and Heather enlists Tess to help stage an intervention. 3:05 Better Homes And Gardens 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

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

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Midnight Football – A-League (Replay) Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory. 2am Football – A-League (Replay) Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Heart. 4am Football – A-League (Replay) Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar.

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Joe’s World On A Plate 3 8pm Hoiho 3 8:30 Native Affairs 2013 – Summer Series 3 9:30 The Nutters Club AO Arana Pearson. 10pm Poutiriao 3 10:30 Te Ara Wairua – A New Hope AO 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Moonshiners PG 7:30 Ragin’ Cajuns PG 8:30 Deadly Seas PG 9:30 Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 10am Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 10:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 11:30 Blood, Lies And Alibis M 12:30 Disappeared M 1:30 Scorned – Love Kills M 2:30 Amish Mafia M 3:30 Moonshiners PG 4:30 Gold Rush PG 5:30 Mythbusters PGR 6:30 Dixie Mafia PG 7:30 Auction Hunters PG 8pm Auction Hunters PG 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 You Have Been Warned PG 10:30 Magic Of Science PG 11pm Deadly Affairs M


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6am Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Three. 8am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Replay) Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers. 11:30 Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights) Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Three. Noon L Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Four. Coverage of the morning Van Helsing Community session from the Sydney Cricket 8:30pm on TV3 7:30pm on FOUR Ground. 2:35 Cricket – T20 Big Bash MOVIES PREMIERE MOVIES GREATS League (Highlights) Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers. 7:30 Directors – Doug Liman PG 7:10 The House At The End Of 3:05 L Cricket – The Ashes The Street AO 2012 Horror. Jennifer 2009 8am High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue. Four. Coverage of the afternoon Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd. 8:50 Haywire MVL 2011 Action. 9:55 Guess Who MS 2005 Romantic session from the Sydney Cricket Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor. Ground. Comedy. Bernie Mac, Ashton 10:25 The Watch 16VLS 2012 8pm The Cricket Show Kutcher. Comedy. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn. 8:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash 11:40 The Making Of The 12:05 Django Unchained AO League (Highlights) Adelaide Heartbreak Kid MLS 2012 Action. Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Strikers v Sydney Sixers. Noon King Kong MV 2005 DiCaprio. Adventure. Naomi Watts, Jack Black, 9pm Cricket – International 2:50 The House At The End Of (Highlights) New Zealand v The Street AO 2012 Horror. Jennifer Adrian Brodie. West Indies – Fourth One-Day 3:05 Couples Retreat MS 2009 Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue. International. Comedy. Vince Vaughn. 4:30 Seven Psychopaths 16VLS 10pm Basketball – NBL (Replay) 2012 Comedy. Colin Farrell, Woody 5pm Eragon MV 2006 Action. Ed Adelaide 36ers v New Zealand Speleers, Jeremy Irons. Harrelson. Breakers. 6:45 Down With Love MS 2003 6:20 Battleship MVL 2012 Action. Romantic Comedy. Renée Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard. TUESDAY Zellweger, Ewan McGregor. 8:30 The Bay AO 2012 Horror. Will Midnight Tennis – Heineken 8:30 Unfaithful 16VS 2002 Drama. Rogers, Kristen Connolly. Open Match of the Day – Day One. 10pm A Very Harold And Kumar Diane Lane, Richard Gere. 1:30 Tennis – Heineken Open Christmas 16VLS 2011 Comedy. John 10:35 Four Brothers MVLS 2005 Match of the Night – Day One. 3am Drama. Mark Wahlberg, Terrence Cho, Kal Penn. Tennis – Brisbane International Howard, Tyrese Gibson, Sofia 11:30 Behind The Mask 16VLS (Highlights) Finals. 3:30 Golf – US Vergara. 2006 Horror. Nathan Baesel. PGA Tour (Highlights) Tournament of Champions. 4am What’s On TUESDAY TUESDAY 4:30 Cricket – International 1am Seven Psychopaths 16VLS 12:25 Eragon MV 2006 Action. (Highlights) New Zealand v 2012 Comedy. Colin Farrell, Woody 2:10 Down With Love MS West Indies – Fourth One-Day Harrelson. 2:50 Battleship MVL 2003 Romantic Comedy. 3:50 2012 Action. 5am Behind The Unfaithful 16VS 2002 Drama. 5:50 International. 5:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) Mask 16VLS 2006 Horror. Four Brothers MVLS 2005 Drama.

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Southbridge’s Kerry Faass was the first person across the line in the 10km run at the National Frontrunner Series at Lake Hood on Saturday with a time of 34mins 39secs. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 040114-DW-100

Faass dominates at Lake Hood BY MYLES HUME


With a brisk 10km time and another Buller half marathon crown in his sights, Southbridge’s Kerry Faass put on a running masterclass at Lake Hood on Saturday. Crossing the line in 34 minutes and 39 seconds, Faass put on a dominant display with his closest opponent minutes behind during the second race of the National Frontrunner Series,

run at Ashburton’s Lake Hood. The New Brighton Olympic Club runner was one of about 40 other competitors who turned out to compete in either the 6km or 10km running disciplines along the shores of the man-made lake. Faass said this was the first time he had entered the series and decided it would be a perfect opportunity to “have a blowout” before he had another tilt at the Buller half marathon on February 8.

“I thought it would be a great opportunity to get out there and get into the groove before Buller. “I’ve competed down there and won it a few years ago and had a couple of placings but I don’t know if I’m in that same form at the moment,” Faass said. “I thought it was a great race on Saturday and I’m happy with how it went. “I managed to create a bit of a gap from second place so that was pleasing, but the Ashburton

man who won it last time, Joe Ford, he wasn’t there.” Second in the men’s 10km was John Marshall (39mins 21secs) and in third was Brian Goodes (40mins 21secs). In the women’s section Fiona Gilroy won with a time of 40mins 5secs, closely followed by Natasha Mitchell and Sarah Eady. Simon Mealings claimed fastest time in the 6km 27mins 8 secs, with Helene Hewetson the first female across the line.

Frontrunner Ashburton’s Donna Mealings said runners from Ashburton and surrounding district’s descended on the inaugural event, making for an exciting atmosphere at the running event. The Lake Hood event is one of seven that fall under the nationwide Frontrunner Series umbrella, with Saturday’s race the second in the three part series with the final stage to be held on February 1, set to feature a half marathon race.

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