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A quick-thinking three-year-old boy averted a potential disaster in Methven on Friday. When the boy spotted a blaze outside the home childcare he attended, he put into practice the fire safety training the children had been rehearsing and notified an adult – even before the fire alarms were activated. The three children in the

house were quickly marshalled to the designated safety area by the mailbox. “He did everything by the book – he did an excellent job,” Ashburton fire safety officer Murray Cairns said. The fire started in a pile of ashes, left in a lean-to shed, and quickly spread to engulf items stored nearby. The incident has prompted a safety warning concerning hot ashes.

Mr Cairns said the fire had not been lit since Wednesday, and the ashes were cleaned from the fireplace at about 9.30am Friday – some 36 hours later. “Ashes can appear to be cold but it only takes one or two little embers to reignite a fire, ashes can stay hot for three or four days.” The back of the weatherboard home, including the kitchen, laundry and bathroom, were ex-

tensively damaged by the fire. The remainder of the building suffered smoke damage. “The back third of the house will need to be rebuilt,” Mr Cairns said. Mr Cairns wants to meet the young hero soon, to personally commend him for his swift response. “It just proves kids can and do remember fire safety drills,” he said.

He also commended the efforts of the Methven firefighters who attended the blaze. “They did an excellent job of stopping the fire where they did,” he said. Fireplace ashes should be put in a metal bucket and left there for several days. The bucket should not be stored near any flammable objects, or where wind gusts can blow the ashes around.

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Drury misses title

Xero chief executive Rod Drury (below) has lost out on claiming the World Entrepreneur of the Year title. The Hawke’s Bay millionaire is in Monaco for the awards, billed as the entrepreneurial version of the World Cup. More than 50 of the world’s top entrepreneurs – with combined revenues of more than US$32 billion ($38 billion) – were competing for the title. But the Kiwi businessman lost out to Indian billionaire, Uday Kotak, founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank. Drury tweeted his congratulations after the announcement. “Thrilled for Uday. Met him and his wife. Lovely people #weoy,” he posted. No New Zealander has won the international title of World Entrepreneur of the Year, which is sponsored by Ernst and Young. Drury was the winner of the NZ entrepreneur of the year award last October. Drury founded Xero in 2006 and the company was floated on the stock exchange in 2007.



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Two people have become overnight millionaires after winning the largest ever Lotto jackpot at the weekend. The Powerball prize of $26.4 million has been won by two players, from Kumeu and Hastings, each with $13.2 million to claim. Lotto said it’s the third time this year that a top Powerball prize has been won. In February, an Aucklander took home $26.2 million and in March a Christchurch player won $5m. The winning tickets were sold at Kumeu Four Square and PAK’nSAVE Hastings. Winners can phone Lotto on 0800 695 6886 to find out how to claim the prize.

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US actress Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from fellow Hollywood A-lister Antonio Banderas, the TMZ celebrity news website has reported. Griffith cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to end the Tinseltown power couple’s 18-year marriage, TMZ reported. A spokesman for the Spanish and US actors did not immediately respond to requests for comment or confirmation. TMZ cited a source close to the couple as saying the divorce was amicable. Golden Globenominated Banderas, 53, is known in the United States for movies including the Shrek franchise and 1998’s The Mask of Zorro. He also featured in several Pedro Almodovar movies. The 56-year-old Griffith, who was nominated for an Oscar for 1988’s Working Girl, has three previous divorces.

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“The Tramp” commented: What can be done in Taranaki can be accomplished equally well on dairy land in this county. Farmers from Taranaki and the Manawatu have expressed the opinion that land at Blackbridge is quite equal to anything they have. In this county we have a smaller rainfall and more severe winters, but these drawbacks are compensated by the fact that dairy land can be acquired for one-third of the money.


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Fourth charged after death

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A fourth person has been arrested and charged with assaulting AJ Gairns with intent to rob. Mr Gairns’ body was found in a drainage run-off area behind commercial premises on West Street a week ago yesterday. A post-mortem report indicated he had drowned. Police said a 46-year-old Ashburton man was arrested on

Saturday, and will appear in the Timaru District Court today. Three people have already appeared before Judge Joanna Maze, in the Timaru District Court, in relation to the matter. The four accused are jointly charged with assault with intend to rob Mr Gairns. A 26-year-old Wellington woman appeared on Wednesday (June 4), and was remanded on bail without plea, to a Hawkes Bay address. That arrangement

fell through and the accused has been remanded in custody. Police alleged she drove Mr Gairns to a location near where his body was found. The following day (June 5) a 24-year-old Mayfield man was remanded at large without plea. On Friday a 26-year-old Ashburton man was remanded in custody without plea. Police allege Mr Gairns was the subject of an attempted robbery prior to 4am on Sat-


urday. It is understood he went to visit a friend shortly beforehand. Last week police said there was no evidence of suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Gairns’ death, and were keen to scotch rumours circulating the district. Anyone with information should contact Ashburton police on (03) 307 8400. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Mid Canterbury businessman recently convicted and sentenced on charges of perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice is no longer a director of South Island Dairy Farmers (SIDF). The company has confirmed former director Paul Brown has left the company. Commenting on Mr Brown’s sentencing on Friday, SIDF board chairman Lee McDonald said Mr Brown had relinquished his shareholding and was no longer a staff member of SIDF. He stepped down as a director in May last year. “Paul has left for new opportunities focused around a new business and leaves South Island Dairy Farmers in good heart.” Mr McDonald said. The company’s existing livestock agents, directors, management and staff were not involved in the matters which led to the charges, and dated back Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to the to 2009, Mr McDonald said. scene at 12.50pm. “Further to this, none of the Fire officer Tyrone Burrowes said it apcurrent team at South Island peared speed may have been a factor in the Dairy Farmers has detailed crash. knowledge of what occurred Mr Burrowes said fire officers treated the so we cannot comment on the injured driver at the scene before St John events that led to these chargambulance officers arrived to transport the es,” he said. patient to Ashburton Hospital. It is underIn an appearance in the Timastood the passenger was not injured. ru District Court on Friday, Ashburton police also attended, and powJudge Joanna Maze sentenced er authority personnel were called in to deal Mr Brown to 12 months home with the damaged power pole. detention and ordered him to reparations of $25,000. primarypaylogo reversed

Lucky escape for pair Two people were lucky to escape without serious injury yesterday, after the vehicle they were travelling in left the road and swiped a power pole south of Chertsey, a Rakaia fire officer says. The blue Mazda station wagon was travelling south on State Highway 1 when it veered off the road and glanced off a power pole, spun around and went through a fence before coming to rest in an adjacent paddock. It happened on the intersection of the state highway and Jamiesons Road. Rakaia

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Forestry sell-off ‘too late’ By Myles HuMe

The Ashburton District Council will lose out financially because it has moved too late to sell plots of its forestry estate to farmers, a leading dairy farmer says. Federated Farmers dairy chairperson Willy Leferink was commenting following the council’s decision on Thursday to go ahead with selling free hold blocks of its forestry estate which has the potential to be transformed into arable or dairy support farming operations.

It is estimated the sales could bring in a maximum of $23 million that could be reinvested into other areas, but the council admitted that could drop due to the scattered nature of plantations and new Environment Canterbury (ECan) nutrient management regulations which could restrict land development. Mr Leferink agreed, saying the ECan regulations would have the biggest impact. “It is probably a couple of years late because there will be huge ramifications from the land and water plan on what

the value of that land will be, depending on what area it is in.” He said that could result in less interest in the land. It may be some time before sales are made with the council still to develop a sales strategy to ensure it gets the best bang for its buck. However Mr Leferink still anticipated several farmers would be interested in the blocks when they came up for sale, and would add to the $2.5 billion farming produced in Mid Canterbury each year. Farm Forestry national president Ian Jackson said the

harsh reality was dairy and arable farming had larger returns than forestry on flat land, and it would be “hard to argue with the council’s decision”. The council’s 1976 hectare forestry estate has a tree value of $6m. About 1200 hectares of that is owned. Although replanting was on the decline, Mr Jackson did not accept claims forestry was not a viable business venture. “When you’re talking A grade logs, it’s about $140 per cubic metre, that’s dropped down to about $110 but going back six years ago it was $70.”

Lancaster restored An Avro Lancaster on display at MOTAT in Auckland has been given the full make up of an epic Lancaster that completed more than 100 missions during World War Two. The Captain’s Fancy of the 75 (NZ) Squadron of the Royal Air Force completed more than 100 missions from May 1944 to May 1945. Most Lancasters did around 14 trips before being lost. The Lancaster makeover was revealed yesterday at MOTAT’s aviation hall in front of around 100 veterans, veterans’ families and special guests. The Lancaster has been given the title NE181, and now the nose art from the original The Captain’s Fancy. The original survived the war, however never made it back to New Zealand. It was cut up for scrap in 1947. - APNZ

Body found The body of missing surfer Duncan Munro has been found in bush area on the Mahia Peninsula yesterday. The 43-year-old Gisborne man had been missing since around noon on Thursday and a search team found his body around 10.30am yesterday, Sergeant Greg Lexmond said. His car had been found on Saturday with his surfboard and wetsuit inside near a popular surf break. His death was not being treated as suspicious, Mr Lexmond said. - APNZ


Social housing in Chch The Christchurch City Council has received another $15 million to fix its social housing stock from the Earthquake Commission. It is the second interim payment the council has been given from the EQC in relation to the claim, following a $21.4m pay-out in April 2011. “This is a very welcome payment and is $5 million more than we had earlier asked for,” said the chair of the council’s housing committee, councillor Glenn Livingstone. About 97 per cent of the council’s 2649 social housing units were damaged in the earthquakes and need to be repaired or replaced, he said. - APNZ

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Kirsty Naish will catch up with these school books in Samoa next month, when she joins a contingent of Rotarians to help deliver them to primary schools. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 070614-tM-004

Books for Samoa ready to roll By MicHelle NelsoN

Two containers filled with desks, chairs and books are packed and ready to leave for Samoa on Saturday, thanks to the efforts of two local Rotary Clubs. Members of the Ashburton Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of the Ashburton Plains

combined forces three years ago in a large scale literacy project to benefit Samoan primary schools. Five hundred bookcases have already been built and installed in 130 schools by the Rotarians, in preparation for the 100,000 books. “We needed to make sure there was somewhere to put the books before they arrived,” pro-

ject spokesperson Walter van der Kley said. In addition to the main consignment, 6500 new early readers have also been dispatched, destined for the island of Savaii. “There’s a chronic shortage of early reading books,” Mr van der Kley said. When the Rotarians depart for Samoa to deliver the books

on July 18, they will be accompanied by four young kiwis, including Kirsty Naish. “We want them to see what life is like there,” Mr van der Kley said. The books will be delivered in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Apia. The literacy project has also had financial backing from other New Zealand Rotary Clubs.

A 2-year-old boy is dead after being run over by a 1.5-tonne roller on Saturday at his home. Marley Shearer was struck by the reversing roller on the driveway of his family’s Elmore Road home, Paremoremo, at about 1.45pm. Emergency services rushed the boy to Starship children’s hospital in a critical condition but he died soon after. A serious crash unit investigation is under way and police say they are looking into how the tragedy occurred. Constable Paul Hayward said the driver was related to the child and was “absolutely distraught”. It was not yet known whether the driver will be charged. - APNZ

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1409 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 2, 4, 7, 27, 32, 33. Bonus number: 5. Powerball winning number: 3. Strike: 7, 32, 27, 2.

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Neighbours fuss over ‘eyesore’ on council land By Myles HuMe

Carters Terrace residents living in the path of the future second Ashburton bridge want the council to explain why a property it has purchased is “an eyesore”. Affected resident Jeanette Cavill approached the Guardian yesterday over concerns she shared with neighbours over the state of a lifestyle block the council purchased for $700,000; it will eventually make way for the controversial second bridge from 2026. She was disgusted at the state of a row of toe-toe bushes which had been shredded by horses occupying a paddock on the lifestyle block. The mess had not been cleaned up and had “downgraded” the appeal of the area, serving as a another blow for residents after the council decided to go ahead with the proposed route a fortnight ago. “I’m concerned the council is going to eventually buy all these

Carters Terrace resident Jeanette Cavill is disappointed at the state of land the council has purchased for the second bridge route. Photo Myles huMe 060614-Mh-012

properties in the area and not maintain them. If the council isn’t going to, then who is?” Mrs Cavill said. She “didn’t want to make a mountain out of a molehill” over the issue, but hoped raising it now would ensure council did not shirk its responsibility over the next decade before the

bridge build. Neighbour Neroli Cross said the ruined toe-toe bushes “just looked tacky”. The council has now settled two properties on the second bridge route, with the latest being last Saturday when it purchased a Johnstone Street property for $640,000. Council commercial manager

John Rooney said the council had entered negotiations with another land owner, but wanted to assure residents in the affected area that action would be taken if the land was not being kept to a respectable standard. He said until the bridge project got under way the council would act as a landlord for the

properties and lease them out. “But if the tenant is not looking after the place we will terminate and we will maintain,” he said. Mr Rooney said the property in question was being leased out for grazing, and following the complaint he would be investigating.

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Kiwi dead in Syrian war

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By Bevan hurley A New Zealander has been killed while fighting in Syria - the first Kiwi casualty in the civil war. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said it is aware of “unconfirmed reports” a New Zealander has died fighting in the Middle East country. It did not say when the death happened but confirmed the ministry provided consular assistance. MFAT refused to release any further details, citing several reasons including privacy and a threat to national security. The Kiwi’s death was also

mentioned in a public statement by Syria’s permanent representative in New York, in which he referred to “criminals, mercenaries” from around the world. “Thousands of innocent Syrians got killed, thousands were wounded, because of so-called cross border terrorists. They call themselves roundly speaking jihadists, they are not. “For your information some of the terrorists who got killed came from Burkina Faso, some of them came from New Zealand ... this is just to let you understand how absurd the issue we are dealing with.” The death toll in the threeyear Syrian conflict has risen

to about 162,000, but this is the first time a New Zealander has been revealed as being among the casualties. A spokesman for the New Zealand-based Syrian Solidarity, Ali Akil, argued the fighters were not terrorists, but were helping to depose the murderous Bashar al-Assad regime. “If there is any terrorism, then it is the terrorism of Assad and his associates,” said Akil. Banning passports would not stop New Zealanders from travelling to Syria to take up arms, he said. “If they want to get there, they will get there. I would hope that the New Zealand public does care about what’s

happening over there. “We don’t encourage people to go and fight. They don’t need fighters; they do need weapons and food.” Green Party foreign affairs spokesman Kennedy Graham said the Government had a duty to clarify how the person died. In February, Prime Minister John Key revealed the Government had cancelled the passports of a “handful” of New Zealanders wanting to travel to Syria. He added a small group of New Zealanders had travelled there and if they returned they would be monitored for signs of being radicalised. - APNZ

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Sharp shooters off to America By Michelle nelson

A posse of Mid Canterbury cowboys, and a cowgirl, are off to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to take on the world’s sharpest shooters at the Cowboy World Championships. The Witch Doctor (aka Bob McDonald), Bumble (aka Bede Prendergast) Bobby Steel (aka Robert Lavery) and his wife

Miss Kitty Russell (aka Jane) along with Wesley Baratcart (aka Wild Willy), will head off on Friday – and are hoping the fact that it’s the 13th doesn’t work against them. The team spent yesterday afternoon cleaning and fine tuning their firearms, which will accompany them on the three week adventure. “It’s a bit of a rigmarole getting the guns through, there’s a

lot of paperwork involved,” Mr McDonald said. The competitions, also known as The End of the Trail, begin on Saturday (June 21) with the three-day wild bunch contest. Practice and side matches take up the next couple of days, before the competition proper gets under way on Thursday, June 26. For three days, 500 to 800 cowboys will shoot it out to decide the winners in several

age-group categories. Mr McDonald reckons 15-year-old Wesley could be in the money. He is the current New Zealand junior champion, and has a straight eye. It is the second time Mid Canterbury has fielded a team for the world championships. Cowboy action shooting is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, and the competition is in its 33rd year.

By John Weeks Kim Dotcom has revealed his desire to stand for Parliament after prospective Internet Party candidates made pitches to party apparatchiks, hangers-on and supporters at a candidate selection meeting yesterday. The German internet mogul said he would definitely considering running for Parliament if he gained citizenship, ideally before the 2017 general election. “I would love to but this is not the time. Maybe at some time in the future when I have citizenship.” An upbeat Dotcom dismissed speculation about a backroom deal involving the Labour Party pulling out of the Te Tai Tokerau race or fielding a purposely weak candidate in an Epsom tea party-type arrangement. Such a deal would virtually guarantee a seat in Parliament for Dotcom’s new ally, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira. “I had no chat with David Cunliffe,” Dotcom said, referring to the Labour Party leader. “I don’t think Hone needs that. I think he’s going to win the seat easily.” Dotcom said Mana’s new joint venture with the Internet Party had already strengthened both movements. “We don’t need any favours or any help from anyone.” Dotcom again lambasted Prime Minister John Key, dismissing his assertion the Internet Party was a vehicle contrived to stop the big German’s extradition to the United States. At Auckland’s Q Theatre, Internet Party members were making their bid for party list positions at the Idol-style meeting yesterday, in front of Dotcom, party leader Leila Harre and chief executive Vikram Kumar. Issues most frequently discussed included education policy, surveillance, and internet freedom. Early crowd favourites at the Candidate Challenge were former Tadpole band member Chris Yong, and hip-hop star King Kapisi, whose desire to run for Parliament as an Internet Party candidate was made public this week. - APNZ

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An outdoor fitness class in Ashburton has raised more than $200 for breast cancer research. Studio Fitness instructor Anna Johnson led the body-attack and body-balance classes in a car park yesterday morning. Participants put $10 each in to the fundraising bucket and were

rewarded with a muffin from Columbus café on completion of their workout. The bucket will be at the Gym Company for the rest of this week, and further donations will be gratefully accepted. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 080614-TM-016

What do you think needs to happen to make sure we have cleaner air? We are reviewing Canterbury’s Air Plan and we want your feedback.

Environment Canterbury is responsible for managing the region’s air quality and our aim is clean, healthy air. Poor air quality has a significant effect on our health, our well-being and how we feel about where we live. Canterbury has had an Air Plan since 2002 and it sets out the activities we have agreed can and cannot be done. Many people and businesses have played their part and the number of high pollution days across our cities and towns has dropped. But we still have more to do to meet the national health standards set by the Government. We have learnt a lot since the plan was put in place – what has worked and what is important to the community. We have also done research to better understand issues like rural burning.

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Police probe tot’s death

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The tragic death of a 1-yearold girl has become the subject of a murder inquiry and family members have hired a lawyer. The heartbroken family which has posted musical tributes to the girl online and is reeling after the death - is now under a full-scale police probe. Police this week confirmed to the Herald on Sunday their investigations into the death had been upgraded to a homicide. Stevve Ella Lawson was only two weeks past her first birthday when she was flown by rescue helicopter to Starship

hospital on April 29 in a critical condition with head injuries. Stevve - called Stevie by her family - died on May 2. Detective Inspector Kevin Hooper, of Waitemata police, said Stevve had been living with her mother Ajhalia Trotter, and her partner, Todd King, near Wellsford, North Auckland. Trotter recently removed a Facebook status that said she was in a relationship with King. On April 30 Trotter asked her friends to “pray for Stevie”. “She started having seizures

on Tuesday night and was choppered to Starship. “She is in the best care possible in the intensive care unit here. Stevie is going for an MRI now. We need everyone’s prayers. “She’s a very sick little girl right now.” Trotter’s father, Perry, declined to comment but criminal lawyer Eb Leary phoned the Herald on Sunday on his behalf. “Whatever has happened is not the fault of Ajhalia Trotter. I can tell you that fairly and squarely,” Leary said.

Leary said Trotter shared custody of the toddler with former partner Steve Lawson and Stevve had been in his care. Stevve’s death certificate shows her mother was “never in a legal relationship” with Lawson. “We don’t know what happened to this child but he had custody when the injury, if there be any, occurred,” Leary said. The veteran lawyer also claimed police had misinformed him about the investigation, but would not elaborate. - APNZ

Concert bright spot Ashburton College’s Phoenix Choir brightened up a dull afternoon with a performance in Ashburton yesterday. The choir sang at the Ashburton Seniors’ Centre, with proceeds going to Aged Concern. Briana Sloper, Karen Hall, Liam Kennedy-Clark, Heather Glass, Hamish Sloper, Lucy Moore and Charlotte Sloper also performed. Organiser Iris Officer-Holmes said the concert was both well-received and financially rewarding. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 080614-tM-092


Banks sad to leave Parliament Act MP John Banks has announced his resignation from Parliament, effective from next Friday. The Epsom MP made his decision after being found guilty last Thursday of filing a false donations declaration for the Auckland mayoral race in 2010. “I have given my heart and soul over four decades to making a worthwhile contribution to this country,” he said in a statement yesterday. “I have always endeavoured to do the right thing. Consequently I

am saddened at this turn of events.” Act Party leader Jamie Whyte is thought to have wanted his resignation but friends of Banks say he would have resigned anyway to prevent more damage to Act and National. The move means Banks will avoid being forced out of Parliament by a conviction. The judge held off entering a conviction last Thursday until sentencing on August 1 because Banks’ lawyer, David Jones QC, gave notice he wanted to apply

for a discharge without conviction. It is highly unlikely a byelection will be held in Epsom to fill his vacancy. Because the vacancy falls within six months of a general election, a by-election can be avoided with the support of 75 per cent of the Parliament. Mr Banks said he would write to Parliament’s Speaker, David Carter, today advising him of his resignation from Friday. “This timeframe allows a number of constituency, ad-

ministrative and staffing matters in Epsom and Wellington to be dealt with over the next few days,” Banks said. “I have been privileged to serve the people of Epsom and New Zealand at both a local level and in Wellington.” Banks’ resignation will not affect National’s ability to lead the minority Government. With 59 MPs in the 121-seat Parliament, National needs 61 votes to govern now and when the House is reduced to 120 MPs on Friday. - APNZ

The wife of missing New Zealander Paul Weeks is supporting a crowd-funding campaign to reward whistleblower information with $3.22 million cash. Danica Weeks said families of the 238 people from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will try anything to uncover vital information they believe is being withheld by authorities. Today, the international fundraiser “Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth” will launch on website Indiegogo. In addition to the $3.22m reward, the group aims to raise $2.35m for a private investigation into the plane’s disappearance. “We are desperate, we really are,” Danica Weeks said yesterday. “There are things they are refusing to tell us, we want them to be transparent and we will try any avenue possible to get the answers. Someone knows something.” Weeks said she had emailed questions to Malaysia Airlines but had been given the runaround. “We have been cut off at the gate so many times we are getting frustrated - that is why we have started this,” she said. “Every time I ring now, I feel like we have become an inconvenience.” Weeks said she had quit her job because she wanted to focus on finding her husband. “I can’t focus at work, this is on my mind 24/7 - it is not getting any easier at all. We are not getting any feedback from Malaysia. I have had nothing back, they just palm you off.” Weeks also wanted to spend more time with her sons, Jack, 1, and Lincoln, 3, who were desperately missing their dad. “I need to spend time with my boys and make life a bit happier than it has been,” she said. “There are milestones for Jack all the time and Lincoln is missing Paul, he struggles and is overwhelmed by what is going on.” Friends, family and Paul Week’s former and current employers had helped financially. “That help has given me a few months but I have to face that I am now the one responsible for the mortgage and putting food on the table.” - APNZ

Our people Right: Gemma McKenzie reaches for a backhand against Julie Smith in the Methven Squash Open on Saturday. Below: College’ Chelsea Corbett reaches up too late as Hampstead’s Nerida Jemmett pulls in a pass in their premier netball clash.

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t seems a 650 word story in Saturday’s edition of the Ashburton Guardian was just the district’s first introduction to your newspaper’s new editor. I say that because, come yesterday morning, my freshly-minted inbox was peppered with emails asking me to explain what I hope to bring to your paper - and why I’m here at all. One forthright correspondent told me to consider the next year my apprenticeship at the Guardian and that I should bolster myself for regular feedback on my performance. It was not hard to respond to that one. I wrote a couple of paragraphs that could be summed up as saying “good, I’d be much more concerned if I heard nothing at all”. Most emailers were very encouraging, if curious as to why I left the biggest independently-owned newspaper company in the country to arrive in their patch. I appreciate that might seem unusual, notwithstanding the fact your last editor left one of the country’s biggest daily newspapers to do the same thing. The thing is, the move makes perfect sense when you consider what the district has in the Guardian, and what the Guardian has in its district. The Guardian is considered a very good, progressive masthead by those of us who earn a living making newspapers. Many editors envy its success in converting to a compact format and for instituting the first subscriber internet service of the country’s dailies. Neither initiative could have worked without the support of the district and that support is another reason that makes the prospect of working for the Guardian very attractive. You do not have to look far to see the extent of that support. It is demonstrated on the newspaper’s pages every day. The sheer variety of news here, good news and bad, big news and small, shows you trust your newspaper enough to allow it to tell your stories. Perhaps that is why more than 70 per cent of the district’s population reads the Guardian and recent circulation figures show it remains one of the best performing in the country. An outsider would say your district is fortunate to have a daily newspaper that is as good as the Guardian. A new editor with a full email inbox would say the paper is fortunate to be in such a good district. Keep the emails and letters coming. I look forward to hearing from you.




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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Should John Banks be allowed to remain as an MP in Parliament?

No 72%

Yes 28%

Today’s online poll question Q: Should New Zealand enter the next America’s Cup?

CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7957 After hours news tips Call 021 797-311 The Internet Party’s Kim Dotcom and Laila Harre.

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ho would have thought it? A ménage a trois involving Hone Harawira, Laila Harre and Kim Dotcom; it’s the political combo from Outer Space which, in the jargon of our time, “No-one saw coming”. A meeting of inconvenience between people who have neither affection nor even feelings of sympathy for one another but joined solely in a search for power, each with their own agenda as to what they want to do with it once they have grabbed it. That it should be remotely possible to form an alliance based on this degree of cynical exploitation and yet have hope of success - even limited - suggests our once, much-vaunted MMP electoral system, in its present form, is flawed beyond redemption. “Dog’s Breakfast”, is a term that instinctively comes to mind. Other commentators call it simply “a rort”. Whatever the epithet applied there is a pungent smell about it. However, as other now marginally more conventional MPs are obliged to acknowledge - somewhat shame-facedly as they too have manipulated the system to their advantage, if not as brazenly as that hatched by this latest political conspiracy - the accommodation between these disparate Parties

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is still entirely “legal” within the framework of our electoral process. The notorious “Coat Tail” option that enables a single elected MP to bring with him into the House an acolyte or two depending on the percentage Party vote, might well produce two, possibly even three from the Internet/Mana Party intrigue. That the electorate involved is one of the seven Constitutional Maori seats further undermines the integrity of the agreement. Laila Harre’s parliamentary clout and up-front elegance, ..Com’s millions and Hone’s well-dressed braggadocio could make them the darlings of the new Parliament, much soughtafter by the brittle Left for their favours and support when the post election numbers are assessed and governments cobbled together. Ironically, once elected, a clause in the small print of the “Founding Document” allows either Party to go its own way. It is thus this fragile alliance

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on which the immediate future of our revered “Parliamentary Democracy” may depend. Yes, we may well all shudder not just the Greens Laila was “one of them” till only very recently. Meanwhile…“The rain is still falling on my life.” John Banks’ “measured” reaction to being found guilty of “filing a false electoral return” in regard to the $50,000 Mr. .Com contributed to the Banks’ campaign for re-election to the Auckland Mayoralty in 2010. Indeed it is, and there are likely more heavy downpours ahead. He will not, though, be sentenced until August 1 by which time the House will have risen for the Election recess which enables Mr Banks - albeit most uncomfortably - to remain

an MP for the full term and provide his supporting vote to National should it be needed to keep the current administration in power. Gift. It is of course, a gift for the ubiquitous Kim .Com, as well as revenge - as he sees it on John Banks, who obviously failed to fulfil whatever deal the gargantuan entrepreneur seems to have thought he had with him. It is also a goldplated boost to the fledgling Internet-Mana Party, putting it on the media map, sending the television sleuths into raptures and the alleged fraudster from Europe into wreathes of satisfied smiles. Yes, no doubt about it, it has been a good week for a man facing possible extradition to the United States, a destination of understandably little appeal to him. The “falling rain” on Mr Banks will also have a dampening effect on Mr Key as he returns, liberally garlanded, from his successful sally to the South Seas. Life in the Beehive between now and July 31st is going to be less than tranquil, requiring the Prime Minister’s in-House expertise to combat the “outraged indignation” of the Opposition at having a “convicted criminal” in their midst. Politically, Thursday, June 5th, 2014 can be said to have been a Significant Day.

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Message from the Principal Kia ora and Greetings Students’ Progress Advised to Families Last Thursday we had Parent and Caregiver Interviews with Teachers for our Year 11 students, and tomorrow evening we are doing the same for our Year 12 and 13 students. These interviews are just one of the ways that we try to keep families informed of their child’s progress. If you haven’t yet made a time, or want to meet with one of your child’s teachers, please email them or phone our College Office for help. Equally as important are the Year 9 and 10 College Reports which are due to be sent home towards the end of this month. Celebrating Student Success The last fortnight has been simply stunning in terms of student achievement in and out of College. The recent Festival of the Spoken Word was a marvellous evening. My enduring realisation from this evening is how much difference a talented orator or actor can make to breathing life and meaning into what would otherwise only be words on a page. There were many talented young orators and actors who entertained and enthralled us all. On Friday our choirs, Phoenix Chorus and Phoenix Rising, competed in and performed in the Big Sing Competition and Concert Event in Christchurch. Additionally progress is well underway for our College Production of “Fame”. On the sporting courts and fields our students are acquitting themselves well, with a great start to SuperNet by our College A Netball team, excellent progress by our Press Cup 1st XV Rugby team, and a unbeaten first round by our Girls’ 1st XV Rugby Team – to name but a few. Road Safety I wish to publicly acknowledge and thank the Ashburton District Council and the Emergency Services (Ashburton’s Police, St John Ambulance, Fire Rescue, Serious Crash Unit), Paterson’s Funeral Services and SADD representative for their contribution to our students’ learning last Thursday when, in conjunction with our Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD) Group and College staff, we held a very successful Road Safety Awareness day for our Year 12 students. This day is one of the opportunities we have as a College and Community to work together to help our young people understand the importance of their decision-making as drivers and as passengers or road users. I spent some time, both during the day and since talking to students who participated in the day. I am more than confident that many of them now see some things quite differently, and all are aware that they can prevent harm and injury to themselves and others by the actions and decisions that they make. That this will likely prevent future risks and accidents is a superb return on the investment we have all made for a day. Cheers, Grant McMillan, Principal

09 June 2014

Events - Careers Christchurch Careers Expo Ashburton College students had the opportunity of attending the Christchurch Careers Expo on Thursday 22 May with a total of 75 students, an equal mixture of Year 12’s and 13’s, making the trip. As Christchurch students mostly attend during the day our students had a real chance, in the evening, to engage in meaningful conversations with the multitude of Tertiary Providers, Armed Forces, Primary Industries and Building Industry representatives present. Most came away with a diverse range of hard copy material to read over time, and again, to help narrow down career options. StudyLink who provide loans for future study, and IRD who collect it back, were also there to answer questions. Careers NZ had an informative stand with laptops to help search areas of interest and many conversations ensued. College students were universal in their approval of the trip and rated it as very helpful in finding out new information and enabling them to have a contact person as a follow-up. A number of students also went with parents and caregivers at the weekend and a select group of Year 11 students not involved in examinations also began the important pathway of searching career information. (Pictured left, left to right): Emma Hurst and Dom Cotter standing beside car made by engineering students from University of Canterbury.

New Zealand Army Visit to Student Learning Support Unit On Tuesday 03 June Private Baylin Davis from the New Zealand Army visited the SLSU and talked about life in the army. He then took the students marching….army style! Students asked lots of questions and learnt many facts. Private Davis is a former student of Ashburton College.

Tuesday 10 June: Hotel Ashburton, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Booking Your Interview Time We encourage you to book your interview time on-line. If you don’t have an on-line facility you can still book by contacting the College Office (308 4193). On-Line Bookings close at noon today, Monday 09 June.

Tokorozawa Kita High School - Hosting Opportunity College is now preparing for our next international visitors, from Tokorozawa Kita High School. They will visit us from 24 July – 04 August. Tokorozawa Kita High School is the College’s sister school in Japan and they have been visiting the College for well over ten years now. In 2013 the College’s Japan Tour Group was hosted by their school and it is great to welcome them back here at Ashburton College. Host Families Required – Are You Interested? There are 30 students visiting us and we are expected to place them in homes individually. During the school days they either attend school or participate in an exchange event organised by the College. This is a paid hosting situation. We do encourage all our students that are studying Japanese to host a student for this short period if they are able to - it is a great learning opportunity. For more information - please ring our International Homestay Co-ordinator, Mrs Joanne Wakelin: 0274 313 555. Or ask for a form from Hiromi Horsley (our Japanese teacher) or from the College Office, Student Counter.

Inspired To Print, Printmaking Exhibition – College Panels This exhibition, at the Christchurch South Library Colombo Street, is currently showing Canterbury Students’ Printmaking from a range of Intermediate and Secondary Schools.

College has two A1 Panels in the exhibition, one is woodcut prints done by this year’s Year 10 Art classes (pictured above, left), the other is drawing and woodcut prints by Year 12 student Laura Mackenzie (pictured above, right).

NCEA Top Art Tour Ashburton College again hosted this tour which exhibited thirty of New Zealand’s Top Secondary School Visual Art portfolios. The exhibition ran from 27 May until Thursday 29 May and was attended by all College Art classes, as well as members of the public and other schools in the district. (Picture above, left to right): Prue Marcon and Bonnie Bennett view the display. More information on the Tour can be gained on subjects/visual-arts/top-art-exhibition/

Gifted and Talented ‘Deep Thought’ Programme From Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 May Lucy Clough and Sarah Tiffen joined sixteen other students on this programme, at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre in Dunedin.

Lucy elected to do a Benthic Study whilst Sarah investigated Plankton.

Ryan Walsh – Teacher of English and Head of Red House. Ryan will be on leave from College from 13 June through until the end of this year. He is wished well for his travels and the College looks forward to his return for the start of 2015.

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher Interviews Year 12 and Year 13 students

Events - Curriculum

During this time the students worked in teams to plan, carry out and present the results of an extensive investigation into an aspect of the marine environment.

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(Pictured left, left to right): Lucy and Sarah in disguise.

(Pictured above, back row, left to right): Private Baylin Davis, Aidan Christie, Kevin Daly, Raymond Williams, Tom Southby, Anthony van Asperen, Emma Hurst. (Front row, left to right): Regan Hall, Hana Langley, Levon Wilson, Olivia Mui, Hayden Miller.


Congratulations Canterbury Regional Smokefree Rockquest 1st Place Solo-Duo Finals Section Liam Kennedy-Clark was Ashburton College’s sole participant in this event, in Christchurch on 24 May.

Transition Department News

Following on from his many recent successes Liam, performing his own composition on guitar and singing ‘No One’s There’, was winner of this section.

Tertiary Information Sessions/Open Days These are held at their campus, for students and parents/caregivers. • CPIT - Thursday 19 June, 3:00 – 6:00pm; Also Broadcasting - Monday 30 June, Thursday 17 July; Nursing - Tuesday 05 August. • University of Otago (held in Christchurch) - Wednesday 25 June • Victoria University (held in Christchurch) - Thursday 03 July. • University of Canterbury Open Day - Thursday 10 July. • Lincoln University Open Day - Wednesday 16 July. • Massey University Open Days Manawatu Campus Wednesday 06 August; Albany Campus Friday 16 August. Wellington Campus Friday 29 August. • Victoria University ‘Study @ Vic Day’ - Friday 29 August. • Auckland University Open Day - Saturday 30 August.

Student Canteen Helpers If you would like to help serve in the Canteen during some intervals and lunchtimes, on a roster system, please visit Mrs Beach in the Canteen. There is a per day payment, paid out at the end of each term.

NZ Asthma Society Supreme Achievers’ Award Some weeks ago Liam was also honoured in Wellington with presentation of the above award in the 12-18 year age group. The event highlighted one asthma achiever over each of the three age group sections, and for different achievements. Liam’s award was linked with his numerous, highlevel achievements in the music world. (Pictured right): Liam with the Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Parliament House at the Awards Evening.

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Congratulations Aneriueta Pao-Sopoaga Pasifika Speech Competition Held on Thursday 22 May, at Catholic Cathedral College Christchurch, College students performed very creditably: 1st

Senior Fijian Section

- Losana Cakaunitabua, for the third year in a row!


Senior Cook Island Section - Tepaeru Kaitao.

Other contestants whose performances should also be applauded were: Junior Cook Island Senior Tongan Senior Samoan

- Rhianna Vaevae - Polohiva Langi - Sesega Fuluasou

SPACIFICally PACIFIC Supreme Awards These Awards, held this year at Shirley Boys’ High School in Christchurch on Tuesday 27 May, bring together the acknowledgements for Pasifika students’ academic achievement, leadership and the winners from the Aneriueta Pao-Sopoaga Pasifika Speech Competition.

Smokefree Sign Competition

Girls’ 1st XV Rugby

College students recently placed a stunning 154 entries into this competition, initiated by the Canterbury District Health Board and held in conjunction with World Smokefree Day on 31 May. The signs had to say that their school is Smokefree and had ‘Smokefree Grounds and Buildings, at all times’.

The team has continued its strong showing, with a recent big win over St Kevin’s College, at Oamaru. Naomi Cone converted Emma Waite’s try in the second minute of the first half and this continued with conversion of all but two tries to bring up a 45-0 lead at half-time. A highlight of the first half was Tessa Puleaga’s breakaway run from our own half when she found a hole in St Kevin’s defence and fully exploited it.

Overall winners (pictured left, left to right) were: Year 9 students Sophie McCleery, Rebecca Joseph [who had two winning entries], and Josh Bloomfield. These students will have their designs professionally produced into signs to be displayed at College and around the community. The students won $50 Warehouse vouchers for their winning designs and all students who submitted entries won Smokefree Products. (Pictured below) The overall winners plus students whose designs were recognised by the judges as Highly Commended.

Again College Students were successful:

Speech Competition Winners (Pictured right, left to right): Tepaeru Kaitao and Losana Cakaunitabua with their Speech Competition Awards.

Festival of the Spoken Word 2014 Christine McIndoe, Head of English Faculty and Festival Co-ordinator advises that the Festival is a seed-bed for dramatic talent at College, and that there is some wonderful young talent coming on. Year 9 Performers A feature of the Festival this year were some strong young Year 9 performers with Caleb Livingstone (1st) and Jack Bubb (2nd) performing Shakespeare in the Junior Dramatic Section and Michael Dorreen, also Year 9, winning the Junior Humorous Sketches Section. Josie Tallents and Nakita Henry, again Year 9, stunned the audience with their clever humorous reading. Dramatic Presentations and Performer of the Evening Particularly strong in the dramatic presentations were Harry Ferguson and Madeleine Davidson in “P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang”. The pair gained first place for this performance. Harry also took out the coveted “Performer of the Evening” Award. House Fest The highly competitive House Fest was taken out by Green House with a sketch on an unusual relief teacher and his class. Despite the House rivalry, there was enormous support for each of the performers and a wonderfully festive atmosphere. All proceeds from the Festival go to the Reading Mentors’ Scheme for Year 9 students. The full list of Placegetters is: Performer of the Evening Award Serious Readings Junior 1st Emma Simons Senior 1st Annie McDonald

- Harry Ferguson Too much to ask Ancient taupata, Bottle Creek

Humorous Readings (Poetry or Prose) Junior 1st Josie Tallents, Nakita Henry

Green Eye of the Little Yellow God Senior 1st equal Jack Hanrahan, Lewis Gladden What, Miss? 1st equal Katie Hill, Annelise Diamond Teachers Dramatic Presentations Junior 1st

Caleb Livingstone Shylock “I am a Jew” 2nd Jack Bubb Hamlet “To be or not to be” Senior 1st Maddie Davidson, Harry Ferguson from P’tang,Yang, Kipperbang (Pictured left) Humorous Sketches Junior 1st Michael Dorreen Father of the Bride Speech Senior 1st Libby Higson Mrs Claus Dumps Santa 2nd Alex Dorreen, Jack Hanrahan Argument Clinic 3rd Paige Sheehan, Jordyn Kovacs, Sally Cunneen Lauren Cooper Gets A Tattoo

The final whistle blew seeing Ashburton College bag another win, this time at 64-7. (Pictured above, right): Emma Waite’s side-stepping footwork and evasive pace resulted in several tries for Ashburton.

Pasifika Emerging Leaders’ Certificate recipients • Tepaeru Kaitao • Sala Touli Academic High Achievers • Tessa Puleaga • Thywillbedone Saofai – the second year of acknowledgement in this category.

However, St Kevin’s College’s determination to prevent Ashcoll from scoring was evident throughout the game with St Kevin’s holding up tries more than once. The opposition managed to force a succession of penalties in College’s own 22, which eventually led to their first and last try of the game.

(Back row, left to right): Rebecca Joseph, Sophie McCleery, Josh Bloomfield (whose second entry was also recognised), (Front row, left to right): Caitlin Bradford, Nikita Begbie, Ryan Jackson, Emma McDowell, Abel Wilson, Alex Potts, Jay Hurst-Maxwell.

Roncalli Aoraki Year 9 and 10 Junior Development Tournament Held in Timaru on Sunday 25 May Ashburton College was represented by four teams, gaining excellent results, although strong winds and rain during the day made for challenging games for all teams. Ashburton College Year 10A Team – Finals Winners (Pictured left, back row, left to right): Molly Stapleton, Grace Wilson, Sala Bueta, Olivia Gibson, Tori Watson. (Front row, left to right): Jaimee Bird, Georgina Kelly, Liberty Ross and Serenity Timothy.

Top Four Placement This week the competition splits into top four/bottom four rounds, with the College team already assured of a top four placing for the second round of games. Hanan Shield Trials Selection Additional to the team’s successes ten of the team have been selected as Hanan Shield team trialists: Olivia Cunneen, Laura Harrison, Georgia Lysaght, Annie McDonald, Nicole Purdom, Chloe Te Moananui, Erana Te Moananui, Jamie Te Moananui, Emma Waite and Hannah Wright. The first trial involved fitness and skills tests. Another trial will take place on 22 June.

Key Dates For all calendar events please see our e-newsletter.

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In advancing to the finals Ashburton College won all their pool games convincingly. The Year 10B Girls’ team emulated the A team’s success winning their grade and remaining unbeaten throughout the day, standing up to some intense competition and physical pressure. Defence players forced numerous turnovers and the tournament provided a great opportunity to develop as a team, build confidence and play some variations on the court. At Year 9 level similar success was gained, with the Year 9A team placing 3rd in their grade, winning all games except one, and the Year 9B team winning their section unbeaten.

Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Girls’ Football Championships Held at the Sir Basil Arthur Park, Timaru, the Ashburton College Girls’ 1st XI team was very successful, concluding the day as runnersup following a 2-1 loss to Mountainview High School in the final. Ashleigh Leonard was the goal scorer in this match. Team members were: (Pictured left, back row, left to right): Gaby Jansen (Coach), Ashleigh Leonard, Imogen Redpath, Stella Fleming, Zoe Smith Petersen, Kiera Largue, Carla Frank, Emma Simonsen, Imogen Reid, Jordyn Kell, Nicole Johnson, Don Sutton (Manager). (Front row, left to right): Bri Nicholson, Maggie Tarry, Kelly Rotch, Annalise Reilly, Millie Dray. College had pool wins over Craighead Diocesan B (3-0, with all goals scored by Ashleigh Leonard); Opihi College (5-0, with goals by Carla Frank, Stella Fleming, Zoe Smith Petersen and two by Ashleigh Leonard); and Geraldine High School (3-1, with goals by Ashleigh Leonard, Annalise Reilly, Maggie Tarry).

Sports Ambassador Lecture: Pero Cameron Seminar, Rangi Ruru Girls’ High School, Christchurch Year 12 Ag Hort Management, Work Experience (each Tuesday) Canterbury Schools’ Artistic Gymnastics, Olympia Gymnastic Sports Stadium, Wigram Mãori Liaison Visits by University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and CPIT (for Year 12, Year 13 and some Year 11 students), Periods 2 and 4 Otago University Liaison Visit, at Forum


Year 12 PED Smallbore Shooting Assessment, (during relevant class), Coronation Hall Shooting Range 11 Year 10 AshColl Maths Competition Netball Supernet Competition, Christchurch – College A Netball team (each Wednesday) 11 & 12 Year 12 Agr/AgHortM Animal Handling and Water Supply, Agribusiness Training and Winchmore Research Farm Yr12 Agr/AgHortM Agrichemicals, Agribusiness Training and Winchmore Research Farm 12 Year 9 AshColl Maths Competition 2014 Canterbury Chess Tournament – College A, B, C teams, Canterbury Chess Club, Christchurch (each Thursday) Aoraki Secondary Schools’ Road Cycling Championships, Levels International Motor Raceway, Timaru 13 “Have a Go Day” – interested Year 12 and Year 13 students, CPIT, Christchurch Senior Girls’ Basketball – Christchurch League, Pioneer Stadium, Christchurch (each Friday) Aoraki SS Basketball Competition – Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ Timaru (each Friday) 14 Ashburton College 1st XV Rugby Team vs St Bede’s College, at Ashburton - Press Cup Competition 15 ProDrive Course, Levels Motor Race Course, Timaru UC Education Secondary Schools’ Mud Run, Motukarara Racecourse 16 ICAS Writing Exam 17 Burnside High School Sports Exchange, at Ashburton College ICAS Spelling Exam 17-19 Chess: House Competition 18 Special Olympics Football Ribbon Day, SBS Events Centre, Timaru 20 College Ball, Hotel Ashburton - Great Gatsby theme 21 Ashburton College 1st XV Rugby Team vs Christ’s College, at Christchurch - Press Cup Competition 22 Sandalwood Equestrian Trophy, Geraldine Pony Club, Orari

Report Posting Dates For The Balance Of 2014

• Year 9 and Year 10 First Semester Reports – to be posted Friday 27 June • Years 11, 12 and 13 Second Semester Reports – to be posted Thursday 25 September • Year 9 and Year 10 Reports – to be posted Friday 05 December

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In brief 900 jobs to go The postal workers’ union has called on Australia Post to offer retraining to any of the 900 workers whose jobs are reportedly on the line due to heavy losses. The service’s 32,000 staff are expected to be told of the job cuts tomorrow, Fairfax Media reports. It says most of the jobs will go in Melbourne and Sydney, as Australia Post faces losses running into the billions if it continues to offer its failing letters business. The service has already signalled that everyday home delivery of standard-priced mail could be cut back to two or three times a week, pending approval for government regulation changes. - AAP

Death toll doubles

Afghans look for their belongings in their house damaged after flooding in the northeastern Baghlan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, at the weekend. AP Photo

Flash floods kill more than 70 Flash floods have killed more than 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee. The floods in a remote mountainous district of Baghlan province come a month after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village and killed 300 people in a nearby region. “People have lost everything they had - houses, property, villages, agricultural fields, cattle,” Baghlan police spokesman Jawed Basharat said on Saturday. “There’s nothing left for

them to survive. People don’t even having drinking water,” he added. “They urgently need water, food items, blankets and tents.” Afghan disaster management officials said they were scrambling to get food and medical aid to the area after torrential rains unleashed the floods, which forced thousands of people to flee. The governor of the province, Sultan Mohammad Ebadi, said the death toll stood at 74, warning that the extent of the disaster was “massive” and that the toll was expected to rise

further. Bodies of women and children were among those recovered from the inundated areas, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said, adding that scores of people were missing. “There is a lot of stagnant water, and there are more bodies under the rubble and mud,” Mohammad Nasim Kohzad, head of NDMA in Baghlan, said. The governor of the remote affected district of Guzargahe-Nur confirmed 74 bodies had been recovered by authorities.

“The floods destroyed four villages, and washed away 2000 residential houses, agricultural fields and also killed thousands of cattle,” Noor Mohammad Guzar said. Officials were further assessing the extent of the damage on life and property in the affected area, the deputy head of the National Disaster Management Authority said. “Our teams have also provided some edibles and medication to the affected people. More aid will get there soon,” said Mohammad Aslam Sayas. - AFP


Thousands join Republican march in Spain Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Madrid to demand a referendum to abolish Spain’s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son. “Spain, tomorrow, will be republican,” they chanted yesterday, waving the red, purple and gold flags of the country’s second republic, proclaimed in 1931 then overthrown eight years later by General Francisco Franco at the end of the country’s catastrophic civil war. It was only a few hours after the 76-year-old king announced his abdication on June 2 that a wave of republicanism spread across the country. Yesterday, dozens of left-wing political parties and citizens organisations came together to demand “A referendum now!” on the future of the monarchy.

Forty-six-year-old Crown Prince Felipe is due to be coronated, probably on June 19, in a joint session of parliament, whose members, both in the ruling party and in opposition, overwhelmingly support the monarchy. But a spate of scandals over the past three years have caused a dramatic drop in the monarchy’s popularity, which has also been hit by the general loss of faith in Spain’s institutions accompanying economic crisis. Those feelings were evident in the results of the European Parliament elections on May 25 which saw a collapse in support for the two traditional parties. Among the insurgent new left-wing parties was Podemos, a new party that emerged from the “Indignants” protest movement of 2011. - AFP

The death toll from two explosions targeting Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah has doubled, with at least 12 confirmed dead. Abdullah survived the assassination attempt at the weekend when the blasts, including a suicide bombing, targeted his campaign motorcade in Kabul ahead of next week’s hotly contested run-off election. It was the second attack on Abdullah during Afghanistan’s fractious election season, which has seen an uptick in violence with Taliban militants threatening to disrupt the polls. - AFP

30 killed in church Armed men have burst into a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing more than 30 people including women and children. Sources say the victims were ethnic Bafuliru who were staying in the South Kivu province church after a meeting. In all, “eight men, 14 women, 10 children and a soldier” were killed, a local councillor said yesterday, adding that 28 people were wounded. South Kivu’s Interior Minister Jean-Julien Miruho said the attack was likely a revenge killing over cattle raids in the region. - AFP

Blasts kill 25 A series of bombings mainly targeting Shi’ite-majority areas of the Iraqi capital has killed at least 25 people, officials say. The six car bombings and one roadside bomb hit seven different areas of Baghdad at the weekend, also wounding more than 85 people. The attacks came as security forces battled militants in the northern city of Mosul in clashes that killed 59 people. - AFP

Sailors escape

Protestors shout slogans during a demonstration against the Spanish monarchy and calling for a referendum in Madrid, Spain, yesterday. AP Photo

Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have escaped their captors and are safe in Kenya. The sailors, who had been held in dire conditions and suffered beatings and torture, included seven men from Bangladesh, one Indian, one Iranian, and two from Sri Lanka. John Steed, a former British army colonel who spent years trying to negotiate their release, said the men “sneaked out a window” to escape their captors. “It is great news that they are at least free ... given what they have been through, they are all in good health,” he said. - AFP

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In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week it’s Liz’e Marret whose work has taken her to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.

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Ashburton abroad with Liz’e Marret in Slovenia


iz’e Marret is about to start learning a language described as one of the hardest to learn. That language is Slovenian and the reason she’s going to learn it, is because Slovenia is her home for at least the next three years. It might be a hard language to learn, but by learning at least some words and phrases it will help her with the language barrier in her new homeland. Liz’e lives in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. She’s only been there for a short time but already she loves it; it’s small and lively. “Saturday markets seem to bring out all of the Ljubljana population, not only to shop for their fresh produce, but to enjoy a local beverage in the morning sun.” It was a country she knew little about when she arrived. “I didn’t really know what to expect as I had never been to Slovenia before I was asked if I would like to take up this assignment.” That assignment was in the world of finance. “I am a finance director for a global pharmaceutical company called Astellas Pharma. I previously worked for the European headquarters in London before being seconded to Ireland for 12 months and now Slovenia.” She lives in the centre of Ljubljana – a vastly different experience from growing up in Ashburton. “Basically, from my apartment in one direction I can see the

Above - Liz’e Marret lives in Slovenia, where she works as a finance director. Right - Ljubljana. Photos suPPlied

Ljubljana castle which is very old and from my Google search it’s even older than I thought - 1112 first mentioned. Then in the other direction I see the emerald-green Ljubljana River. “One thing I find about living in Europe is how old the cities are here; there is nothing in New Zealand that even comes close. “It’s amazing seeing things like the POT (path) which is now a path around the city, where there was once a barbed wire fence protecting them during the war from outsiders. “I haven’t had a chance to venture out in Ljubljana that much yet - too much work travel. As I oversee operations in 10 different European countries, it means I’m always on the go.” Liz’e has been on the go since she left Ashburton College at the end of her seventh form year. She headed to Otago University for five years and completed an honours degree

in commerce and a degree in physical education, before working in Mount Maunganui for three years. From there she headed to Canada for six months and then London for 3½ years, Ireland for one year and now Slovenia. She had to Google Slovenia to find out what the language was there and with three years of living in the country ahead of her, she’s immersing herself in the country and the culture, and that means learning the

language. “I know no Slovenian and apparently it’s one of the hardest languages to learn. “Luckily most people’s English is ok.” Liz’e said her plan had always been to head overseas, but she never imagined the opportunities travelling abroad would give her, or that she’d still be away after so long. “Five years and counting,” she said. She misses her nephews, her

family and friends, and cans of V – something you can’t get in her new home. She was home late last year but what the future holds for Liz’e is unclear. “I’m not really a long-term plan kind of person. The future is unknown. I’m open to what makes me happy and I don’t mind where I live in the world.” She’s in Slovenia for three years, but can stay for five if she wants to. Who knows what the future will hold.

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GETTING THERE: Daylesford is an hour northwest of Melbourne. STAYING THERE: Circa Red London is a centrally located one-bedroom cottage with a canopy bed, spa bath and gas log fire. It’s one of Dayget’s many properties in the Daylesford area. Their other accommodation options include holiday houses, historic period homes, villas and hotels ( For more on what to do in the region, go to

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atural mineral springs, hatted restaurants and “Australia’s best regional hotel”. Lake fishing, a forest made for mountain biking and a pretty 18-hole golf course. Artsy clothing boutiques, funky vintage shops and homeware stores - including one specialising in Finnish brand Marimekko - concentrated along a short stretch of the main drag of Howe St. And it’s only one hour from Australia’s most edgy city, Melbourne. Daylesford - and its joinedat-the-hip town Hepburn Springs - are refreshingly sophisticated little spots. The longer you can linger here the better. If you have an aching body and tired mind then you’ll need at least two to three days to soak your way to an updated version of yourself in the mineral springs. Then there’s the gourmet produce to sample, the Convent Gallery (a three-level haven of fine art) and Lavandula (a

Daylesford may an hour away from Melbourne but it is a refreshingly sophisticated little spot as Leah McLennan found out recently. “Swiss Italian farm”) to discover. I’m travelling alone on this jaunt where I have only two nights and one full day to tick off my extensive must-do list: soak in the mineral springs; have a meal at Breakfast & Beer, a funky cafe that serves beer with breakfast, visit the Lake House for a massage at Salus Spa and then dinner at the destination restaurant, walk through the Wombat Botanic Gardens and eat at Sault Restaurant, a fine dining establishment popular with the locals for its fresh, local food and 180 degree views of lavender and a lake. Once I’m installed at Circa Red London, a one-bedroom cottage near the main roundabout in Daylesford, I hop back in my hire car and head to the icon of the region, the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. Once inside the reception

area of the communal bathhouse ($27 for two hours) I feel I’ve entered a world of calmness and contemplation - although I wouldn’t say the unisex change rooms is the most relaxing experience: men in various states of undress. Where to look? However, there are separate changing cubicles. After a quick shower, I venture into the sleek main pool with its constant supply of mineral-rich water. I’m one of only a handful of floaters today: a mum with her bub bob past; several couples gaze into one another’s steamy eyes; and two old men natter the afternoon away in the adjacent spa. After being submerged for an hour I emerge from the deep to discover, shock horror, that my hotel towel has gone. Vanished. Never to be seen again. I head off for dinner at Sault with damp hair, worried that



Circa Red London might bill me for loss of their expensive looking white towel (they never do). The next morning I potter in my car around the countryside and about 15 minutes out of town I begin to wonder: could this place be any more stunning? By now, the trees have pretty much completely lost it; they’ve thrown their orange accessories to the ground. How will I drag myself away from this lovely place? After a day of shopping, more soaking and popping in to cafes, I point the hire car towards the Lake House, the country’s top regional hotel. Following a divine spa treatment by masseuse Ben, I arrive for dinner sporting a unique straight-from-the-shower look. At the restaurant, the creation of Alla and Allan WolfTasker, the ambience is formal yet relaxed, with white table-

cloths and plush cushions. I opt for the Rivers and Lakes dish that I’ve seen recently on MasterChef. The Murray cod, trout, yabbies and eel are ridiculously delicious. It’s such a special dish that I close my eyes to imprint the taste in my memory. Suddenly, the waiter, slick yet friendly, tinkers with the wine and water glasses at my table. “Peanut butter parfait, madam?” he asks. “Yes, yes,” I stutter. Soon the salty, sweet parfait, teamed with black sesame ice cream and caramel banana is before me. The swoonsome dessert is quickly gobbled up and exhausted by all my hot water healing and feeding on fishes I return to my temporary abode to take my position in the sumptuous canopy bed. After just two nights in Daylesford I can understand why this spa town is so popular with Melbournians. Now they can count me in amongst its biggest fans. - AAP


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Boks hammer World XV View or purchase photos online

South Africa survived an early scare to begin their international rugby season with a thumping 47-13 win against a World XV in Cape Town yesterday. A pair of tries from hooker Bismarck du Plessis helped the Springboks see off a starstrewn side. From the kick-off the World XV - which included All Black Carl Hayman - quickly disabused any notion that they were at Newlands to make up the numbers, hit the early rucks at ferocious speed and had put a startled Boks team on the back foot. - AFP

Skipper out for a year Australian hooker Stephen Moore will be sidelined for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate and medial ligaments in his left knee during his first Test as Wallabies captain on Saturday. Moore needs a total knee reconstruction after suffering the injury while making a tackle in the 15th minute of Saturday’s first Test against France at Suncorp Stadium. Australia went on to win 50-23 as Moore, in his 92nd test, watched from the sideline. - AP

Coming through: Rakaia’s Andrew Letham looks to break through the attempted tackle from a Glenmark defender in the Combined Country Cup quarterfinal in Rakaia on Saturday.

Souths count cost Michael Maguire describes it as the most special game in his time as South Sydney coach. But the 34-18 win over the Warriors in Perth yesterday has left the Rabbitohs facing a worrying injury toll. The ankle injury to superstar Greg Inglis which has Queensland fans holding their breath ahead of the must-win second State of Origin game claimed most of the attention but winger Bryson Goodwin (elbow) and centre Dylan Walker (thumb) added to concerns. Somehow the battered Rabbitohs ran in five tries in the space of 18 minutes in the second half to turn a 14-6 deficit into a comprehensive triumph. - AAP

Raiders target Broncos Canberra might be in the midst of another crisis but skipper Terry Campese believes a win over inform Brisbane tonight can provide his NRL side with the perfect tonic. The Raiders have slumped to 14th after four losses from their last five starts. James Tedesco’s signing backflip during the week also left egg on their faces, becoming the fourth star to publicly say no to the club’s recruiting efforts under new coach Ricky Stuart, but Campese was relishing the chance to knock off the Broncos at Canberra Stadium to help get his side’s season back on track. - AAP

Tigers win a thriller Rookie of the year candidate Luke Brooks kicked a pivotal 40-20 which set up a come-from-behind 23-20 NRL win for the Wests Tigers over slumping Newcastle. The Knights have now lost six matches in a row, finding a new way to lose at Hunter Stadium yesterday after they led 16-14 with 16 minutes left on the clock. Pat Richards kicked a penalty to lock the scores up at 16-16, and three minutes later the winger’s magic boot landed arguably the field goal of the season. Richards found himself with the ball for the second time in a movement and snapped a field goal from 32 metres out, near the left touchline. - AAP


Rakaia, Methven into semis BY JONATHAN LEASK


Rakaia booked a semi-final rematch with Lincoln in the Combined Country Cup rugby competition on Saturday. In their quarter-final Rakaia advanced past Glenmark 3613 to set up the replay of last year’s semi-final in Rakaia – which Lincoln won last year 10-3 before losing the final to Southbridge for the second year in a row. Lincoln achieved redemption beating two-time defending champions Southbridge 23-16 on Saturday, and will head out to Rakaia looking to repeat last year’s efforts and advance to a seventh final. Their hosts will have other ideas as they claimed a comfortable win with plenty of room for improvement.

Rakaia ran out to an early lead before Glenmark drew level at 8-all, only for Rakaia to retake the lead with another unconverted try and a penalty to lead 16-8. In the second half they added two converted tries and two penalties while only allowing Glenmark a late try. “We could have really put them away but there were a lot of mistakes and bad decisions. “We played as good as we had to play to get there but still we’ll have to step up again to beat Lincoln. “Hopefully they take on board what happened last year and front up.” Andrew Letham, Seta Koroitamana, Phil Breading and Oscar Pamment scored the tries with two conversions and three penalties from Andrew Fluker,

and a penalty from Letham. On the other side of the playoffs Methven won their battle with Burnham-Dunsandel 1812 and will head to Tai Tapu to play Waihora after they beat Darfield 25-0. Methven went ahead with an early try to Ryan Ashworth, converted by Dan Maw, but the visitors hit back soon after with an opportunist unconverted try. The hosts again hit the lead when Maw scored from a cross kick from his brother Davey, but missed the conversion. A converted try on halftime had Burnham-Dunsandel draw level at 12-all. Methven made a majority of the play in the second half but couldn’t quite kick away from a determined Burnham-Dunsandel side. After a Maw penalty put them

ahead 15-12 he missed two chances to extend the lead, then Burnham missed a shot to draw level, before Maw converted a second penalty in the final act of the game. “It wasn’t pretty but I guess it doesn’t need to be if you win,” Methven coach Dale Palmer said. “We played much better in the second half but Burnham-Dunsandel’s defence kept coming up with answers. “In the end we still did enough.” Elsewhere, Celtic beat Prebbleton 17-6 for their first win in five games while Ashley edged out Saracens 14-13 in the Canterbury Supporters Trophy. In the plate Southern were outclassed by Kaiapoi 34-14 and Hampstead were beaten 33-12 by a previously winless Ohoka.

We knew it would be close - Smith BY PATRICK MCKENDRY For All Blacks’ try scorer Conrad Smith, that finish against England is what test rugby is all about. His sabbatical meant he wasn’t available for last year’s European tour, so Saturday’s match was his first test since this time last year against France. It didn’t take him long to realise his side were going to be in a fight until the end. “We had a feeling it was al-

ways going to be like that [a close finish]). During the week it was a difficult week. We’ll enjoy the win but we’ll probably treat it like a loss next week and make sure we prepare really well and play better than we did tonight.” Shaded during the match by midfield opposites Manu Tuilagi and Kyle Eastmond, Smith, the final beneficiary from Aaron Cruden’s decision to run the ball instead of going for goal, said the confidence to take a

risk is what sets the All Blacks apart. “It was bold and I was a bit surprised by it myself, but I loved it as well. They obviously saw something and I like the fact that we’re looking for those opportunities - it’s something I like doing myself. I’m always striving for us to be alert and I think it’s something that can set us apart a little bit. But to actually do it in those circumstances was, like I say, bold. “We knew they were a man

down and, having been in that position myself, you do get tightened up and caught on the fringes a little bit. I saw it and wandered out there [on to the wing] and was lucky enough for the ball to come out that way.” With a rusty performance out of the way, there will be few excuses under the roof in Dunedin next Saturday. The All Blacks will look to hold on to the ball a lot more - rather than kicking it away as much as they did at Eden Park. - APNZ


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In brief Claycourt legend View or purchase photos online

Maria Sharapova’s second French Open title on the claycourts of Roland Garros yesterday left her scratching her head as to how she achieved the feat. Reared on the hardcourts of Russia and Florida, and happiest on the green grass of Wimbledon, the biggest name in women’s sport is a late convert to the joys of the slippy red surface. She once described her early outings on clay as being akin to a “cow on ice”, but since her thrilling 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 win over Romania’s Simona Halep in the finest Paris final in many a year, she is now a claycourt legend. - AFP

Ko makes birdie blitz China’s Feng Shanshan had an eagle and three birdies in a four-under par 67 yesterday to seize a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Manulife Financial Classic in Canada. Feng had a 15-under par total of 198, two strokes in front of South Korean Park In-Bee and American Michelle Wie after three rounds. New Zealand teen Lydia Ko had seven birdies in a flawless seven-under 65 for 202, level with Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist, who posted a 69. - AFP

More corruption claims Hampstead’s Andre Bennett and College’s Britney Butler come into contact during the premier netball clash on Saturday. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 070614-tM-057

College girls finding form By Jonathan Leask

College A convincingly beat Hampstead 35-11 to make it two-from-two in the second round of premier netball on Saturday. Hampstead had beaten College by a solitary goal in the first round, but four weeks later the school girls produced a strong performance to win by 24 goals. “We played consistently across the four quarters and it was one of those days when everyone fired,” College coach Angela Mitchell said. The performance comes on the back of the College

girls having extra game time, with two mid-week games in the Christchurch secondary school’s Supernet competition. They lost to Rangi Ruru by one goal and then St Margaret’s, “who are probably the top team in the South Island”, by seven and meet Marion College this Wednesday. Saturday also had the second rematch between last year premier finalists, which proved a lot closer as Methven made things much harder work for Celtic but still fell short of the defending champions, as Celtic picked up win number 20 in a row 24-16. “We thought they would be tougher and they certain-

ly were, but we had a lot of changes which is standard for us at the moment,” Celtic coach Angela Leadley said. “With injuries and pregnancies we are building depth but still managing to win. I don’t know how we are doing it, but we’re doing it.” Celtic led 5-4 after the first quarter but a dominant second quarter had them take a 14-7 advantage into halftime and would prove the decisive quarter of the match. The third quarter was shared 3-3 before Celtic won the moreproductive fourth quarter 7-6. Leadley credited the win to the defensive work from Olivia

Hood and birthday-girl Anna Holland, and noted that EJ Farr, who had stepped up from the B team, shot well against the experienced Methven combination of Sally Williams and Kate Cairns. Methven had lost the first encounter with Celtic by 23 and closed that gap back to eight as they also continue to improve. In the other match United accounted for Collegiate 25-16. In senior B College B were too strong for College Y10A 30-18 to remain on track to return to premier, while their main rivals Rakaia claimed a 30-13 win over Celtic B. Allenton beat Methven B 29-20.

Magic leave their run very, very late By Dana Johannsen A penalty goal from English import Jo Harten at the end of regulation time has secured the Magic a dramatic comefrom-behind win over the NSW Swifts in their trans-Tasman league playoff match in Sydney. The Magic, who headed into the minor semi-final on the back of four losses from their last five outings, trailed the Swifts

for much of the match - at times by as many as seven goals. But the Swifts were never able to shake the Magic menace, and when the visitors took the lead for the first time since the opening period early in the final quarter it became a battle of wits. No more than two goals separated the two sides over the low-scoring final spell, with both sides appearing to do their utmost at times to try and lose

the match as the Magic struggled to work the ball into the shooting circle, while the Swifts’ shooting pairing of Susan Pratley and Caitlin Thwaites lost their nerve down the stretch. The decisive moment proved an offensive penalty against Thwaites, which gave the Magic the opportunity to level and take the lead with less than a minute on the clock. The Swifts levelled it once

more a short time later, leaving the Magic with 14 seconds to convert their centre pass. Ill-discipline gave Harten a clear shot at goal, and the English shooter nailed the attempt from under the post. The Magic will now face the loser of tonight’s major semifinal between the Melbourne Vixens and Queensland Firebirds in the preliminary final next weekend. - NZH

Qatar is facing growing pressure over its hosting of the 2022 World Cup after fresh allegations over the role disgraced former top football official Mohammed bin Hammam played in its bid. Last week, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper said it had obtained millions of emails, documents and bank transfers showing that bin Hammam paid over $US5m from slush funds to win support in the bidding process. Now it has published new stories which claim to detail bin Hammam’s moves in the weeks before the ballot as he sought to boost Qatar’s bid, competing against Australia, the United States, Japan and South Korea. Bin Hammam was formerly on FIFA’s executive committee but resigned shortly before being banned for life from football administration by FIFA’s ethics committee. - AFP

Dixon fifth in IndyCar American driver Ed Carpenter, who started fifth, seized the lead from Will Power on lap 182 of yesterday’s IndyCar 600 and held off Team Penske drivers Power and Juan Pablo Montoya after a restart with just two laps remaining to win. France’s Simon Pagenaud was fourth and reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon of New Zealand fifth. - AFP

Roosters roll Storm Sydney Roosters halves James Maloney and Mitchell Pearce made another statement about their State of Origin omission with leading roles in a 32-12 win over a depleted Melbourne Storm yesterday. Dumped from the NSW line-up for the opening Origin clash, the pair orchestrated the sixtry to two NRL romp at AAMI Park. The Storm went into the match without injured superstars Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater and with skipper Cameron Smith at fiveeighth partnering Ben Hampton. Hampton struggled with his kicking game that left the home side short of options. - AAP

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Superturf ready to salute judge While it’s been a long time between drinks for the former Winter Cup winner Superturf, a much improved effort at his last start indicated a deserved return to the top rung of the podium could be achieved at Otaki today. The Greg Lambert trained sevenyear-old was seen putting in some telling strides over the concluding stages at

Trentham last month with rider David Walsh reporting he was ready to strike at short notice. “David got off at Trentham and said he was just one run short on the day and that he expected him to be hard to beat at his next start,” explained Lambert. “It was his third run of the preparation, and with him getting on a bit it

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9 53x00 Valley Of Pentire m (6) 54 10 8027x Carinya m (5) 54 3 1.48pm BODY & SOUL FITNESS OTAKI 3YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 350x3 National Pride (7) 57.5 2 5x36 Lincoln Park b (6) 57.5 3 465x4 Super Scot (8) 57.5 ............. M Dravitzki (a1) 4 7 Faaltline (4) 57.5 ............................D Walker 5 74907 Neat Belt (2) 57.5 6 x3450 Rose And Crown (12) 55.5 7 5650x Silver Shadow (5) 55.5 ........ C O’Beirne (a4) 8 64x7 Zafrenzy (3) 55.5........................M Cameron 9 66x09 Zimmzee h (11) 55.5 ............. N Teeluck (a4) 10 68x98 Carousel h (10) 55.5 11 Fazed (1) 55.5 12 Needs To Play (9) 55.5 4 2.24pm BODY & SOUL FITNESS OTAKI MAIDEN $7000, MAIDEN, 1200m 1 32x48 Reginald h (9) 58.5 ................ K Chiong (a3) 2 5x330 Fidel (6) 58.5 ................................. T Russell 3 4020 Lincoln’s Legacy (8) 58.5 4 32056 Our Boi Max (10) 58.5 5 76450 Barthez (7) 58.5 6 9 Flamsteed (5) 58.5 7 770x Watch Your Man (2) 58.5 -

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8 438 Karenza bh (4) 56.5 9 4 Sussed (1) 56.5................ J Shackleton (a2) 10 Gypsy Fair (3) 56.5 ....................M Cameron 11 Tatania (11) 56.5 5 2.59pm BODY & SOUL FITNESS OTAKI MAIDEN $7000, MAIDEN, 1600m 1 6228x Redeem (1) 58.5 2 9x23 The Graduate (12) 58.5 3 32 Zed Leppelin (6) 58.5 4 784 Kingiesstar (9) 58.5 ............. M Dravitzki (a1) 5 9x754 Banteneighty (10) 58.5...................D Walker 6 00x90 Jandakot h (11) 58.5 .................. V Johnston 7 0x922 Perfect Mix (5) 56.5 8 35x2 Sarabi (2) 56.5 9 x8660 Lapsaglo (8) 56.5 10 08x Suave Jewel (3) 56.5 11 8780x The Green Gherkin (4) 56.5 C O’Beirne (a4) 12 8 Top Cat (7) 56.5 6 3.34pm BODY & SOUL FITNESS OTAKI RATING 65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 0x0x8 McRae tm (8) 59 2 x3500 Ekko Beeches mh (7) 57....... N Teeluck (a4) 3 60Px0 Heir Supply tm (1) 56.5 ............... B Lammas 4 7x722 Perry Mason (12) 56.5 ....................D Walsh 5 62280 Elated m (11) 56 .....................T Kahlon (a4)

6 x4078 Stella Bella d (3) 55 7 413x5 Vicki Anne dm (6) 55 8 06267 Count Basie td (9) 55 9 770x3 Justa Charlie tm (5) 55 10 6x190 Shadow Player (2) 54.5 11 x0x90 Za Brute m (10) 54.5 12 00050 Slack The Diver m (4) 54 7 4.09pm BODY & SOUL OTAKI RATING 65 HANDICAP $12,000, Benchmark Fillies and Mares*, 1400m 1 866x2 Graceful Joy h (11) 59........... N Teeluck (a4) 2 824x4 La Duca dm (9) 59 3 579x8 One Kay mh (10) 58.5 ....................H Tinsley 4 7319x Floozie Cat mb (15) 58 ..............M Cameron 5 20515 Itsagem td (13) 58 6 953x3 Pure Blonde th (16) 58 ............... M Dee (a1) 7 08x01 Annieitiz dm (7) 57.5 8 59150 Hestolemyroses dm (12) 57.5 ........D Walker 9 53210 Stunning Princess m (5) 57.5 10 1x762 Quake mb (8) 57 11 6100x Twilight Doll (3) 57 12 087x9 Kayzed dmh (6) 56.5 .................. V Johnston 13 408x0 Wow Whata Princess m (2) 56 14 160x0 Tikvah (1) 55.5 15 3960x Gold Wedding d (14) 54.5 16 65536 Shezakiwi (4) 54 -

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86544 Superior Izmir 21.80 F & ................Turnwald 21265 Stiff Drink 22.01 F & .......................Turnwald 45825 Lost in Light 21.69............................L Ahern 22242 Shaga Banga Bang 21.58 G &...........Denby 22188 Run Junior Run 21.49 .................A Turnwald 17687 Uno Orange 21.74 ..........................S Maher 82144 Magic Bolt 21.46 ...........................B Mitchell 51713 Opawa Jay 21.74 ............................. A Clark 28438 Talk It Over 21.55 ................................ L Bell 58645 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 11 3.42pm FEILDING STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 5733F Bigtime Jet 26.20 .............................L Ahern 2 48452 Bigtime Dasher 26.17 ......................L Ahern 3 72524 El Jetta 26.41 ...................................L Ahern 4 54543 Wallace Lad 26.28 ...........................L Ahern 5 13643 Hello Ello 26.12 .......................... B Johnston 6 86371 Graduation 25.80 .............................L Ahern 7 11186 Mercenary 25.90 F & .....................Turnwald 8 62487 Barry’s Way nwtd .............................R Waite Emergencies: 9 55473 Ostapchuk 26.12 ..............................L Ahern 10 58753 Flying Moe nwtd ............................B Mitchell 12 4.01pm FOXTON STAKES C1 C1, 457m 1 4142P Curious Life nwtd ............................M Olden 2 87x83 Shiny Upsome nwtd .................A Duganzich 3 65535 Cawbourne Crazy nwtd................M Roberts 4 67647 Time For What nwtd .................. M G Gowan 5 68236 Into The Fray nwtd ...........................R Waite 6 32333 Contemporaneous 26.55 .................L Ahern 7 58462 Radical Rufus nwtd .................... B Johnston 8 21 Tepirita Hendrix nwtd F & ...............Turnwald 9 74773 Seconds Good 26.38 ................ M G Gowan 10 58588 Belldeen 26.48 .........................A Duganzich

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Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Raceway 9 82588 Excessive Speed nwtd ....................M Olden 7 2.15pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C3 C3, 375m Meeting Date: 09 Jun 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 10 54786 Hill of Grace nwtd..................... S Gommans 1 31134 Figlia 21.49 G & ................................S Ross 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 4 1.10pm J P PRINT, PETONE C1 C1, 375m 2 25611 Varga Frost nwtd ...........................A Speight Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 77637 King’s Selection nwtd ............... S Gommans 3 71128 Dasher Rum 21.78 ...........................R Waite 1 12.12pm (NZT) AWAPUNI STAKES C0 C0, 457m 2 55325 Cosmic Rascal nwtd ............... T McCracken 4 24552 Not Bad 21.76 ............................ B Johnston 1 42235 Where’s Shiraz nwtd .......................... N Udy 3 83657 Coyote Caught Ya 22.34...........E Duganzich 5 11454 Cosmic Choice 22.09 ................J McInerney 2 23 Auckland Vending nwtd F & ...........Turnwald 4 32852 Macgyver Rama nwtd P &..................Doody 6 11215 Wild As Angels 21.68 ......................M Olden 3 33244 Members Only nwtd .........................L Ahern 5 12441 Toxic Revenge 21.77 .....................A Speight 7 45636 Hey You nwtd......................................W Kite 4 43 Boston Lass nwtd F & ....................Turnwald 6 73788 Rijeka 21.76 .............................. M G Gowan 8 68x53 She’s Top Notch 21.87 .....................L Ahern 5 1 Allegro Class 26.16 ..........................L Ahern 7 25361 Boomerang Man 22.28 .............. B Johnston 9 76726 Stevie’s Magic nwtd............................W Kite 6 22 Allegro Max nwtd .............................L Ahern 8 58435 Homebush Sting nwtd ...............J McInerney 10 35766 Uno Flash nwtd ...............................S Maher 7 788 Mean As nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn 9 66556 Flirt With Me 22.03 .................. T McCracken 8 2.33pm ASHHURST DASH C5 C5, 375m 8 53256 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 10 37458 Goman Ninnie nwtd ........................ C Brider 1 67123 Winning Knocka 21.50 .....................L Ahern 9 84677 Portobello Patsy nwtd ......................R Waite 5 1.33pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1, 457m 2 51266 Ate Pizza 21.85 .............................A Speight 10 48585 Little Prophet nwtd ...........................R Waite 1 84838 Opawa Romeo nwtd..................J McInerney 3 11427 Gus 21.36 F & ................................Turnwald 2 12.32pm WOODVILLE DASH C0 C0, 375m 2 22512 Cawbourne Aries nwtd .................M Roberts 4 61267 Charming Nev 21.60 ........................L Ahern 1 62768 Cee Ach Gee nwtd ................... S Gommans 3 34757 Monkey Queen nwtd ..........................W Kite 5 76183 Wise Crack Lad 21.76 .....................M Olden 2 64677 Sniff of Brandy nwtd .........................R Waite 4 88162 Amy Wineglass 27.05 ..............A Duganzich 6 13216 Bolt Rama 21.46 P & .........................Doody 3 6454 Cawbourne Malky nwtd................M Roberts 5 36643 Adda Boy Zeke 27.02 B & .............G Atwood 7 52176 Red Moova Hoova 21.50 G & ............Denby 4 64672 Shinzigzag nwtd G &..........................Denby 6 54474 Dodgy Pockets nwtd.................. M G Gowan 8 81344 Zipping Tay 21.55 F & ....................Turnwald 5 3547P Dark Faerytales nwtd ....................A Speight 7 23313 Thrilling Dylan nwtd................. T McCracken 9 34247 Sir Richie 21.57................................L Ahern 6 6 Hannibal Lecter nwtd .......................L Ahern 8 11517 Semantics 26.59 ..............................L Ahern 10 45861 Stirling Dann 21.59 ............................ N Udy 7 376 Rosa Gallica nwtd F & ...................Turnwald 9 74773 Seconds Good 26.38 ................ M G Gowan 8 5 Nikka Century nwtd F & .................Turnwald 10 x8576 Unique Tilly nwtd ..........................K Jackson 9 2.51pm CLOVERLEA DASH C4 HEAT 1 C4q, 375m 1 75275 Ya Laughin’ 21.57 ..........................B Mitchell 9 35568 Worth A Crack nwtd ................. S Gommans 6 1.57pm MARTON DASH C2 C2, 375m 10 87765 Wairere Mike nwtd ..........................P Knight 1 67668 Queen Cobra 21.84 ......................... A Clark 2 63341 Another Drink nwtd ...................J McInerney 3 65336 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G & ................Denby 3 12.52pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 375m 2 48527 It’s A Doll 21.92 ...........................A Turnwald 4 73234 Rebel City 21.92 ................................ N Udy 1 71588 Google It nwtd .......................... S Gommans 3 61133 Cawbourne Onyx 21.93 ...............M Roberts 5 53462 Caesar Chance 21.76 F & .............Turnwald 2 58182 Miss Cool nwtd........................ T McCracken 4 45424 Flying Blake 21.92 .............................. L Bell 6 75573 Bee Rabbit 21.62 .............................L Ahern 3 42148 Aokautere nwtd .........................J McInerney 5 76116 Waldo Baxter 22.03...................J McInerney 7 55712 Opawa Token 21.61 ........................S Maher 4 45254 Fire Boy Baxter 21.55 ...............J McInerney 6 24664 Dogged Dan 22.01 ............................ R Hunt 8 8241 Gibbonator nwtd F & ......................Turnwald 5 54753 Sheza Fooling 22.10 ............... T McCracken 7 51344 Calamity Sue nwtd .............................W Kite 9 28438 Talk It Over 21.55 ................................ L Bell 6 11857 Little Arthur nwtd .............................. A Clark 8 48F61 Secret Sprite 21.64 .......................A Speight 10 63876 Space Race nwtd .................... T McCracken 7 54763 Raveon 21.92 ............................ M G Gowan 9 141x1 Plan Your Move 21.63 ......................L Ahern 8 51561 Behemoth 21.98............................A Speight 10 66366 Gay Thorley 22.12 .....................J McInerney 10 3.13pm SHANNON DASH C4 HEAT 2 C4q, 375m


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6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.30pm TINWALD INDOOR BOWLS CLUB. All welcome to come and have a bowl. Tinwald Hall, entry off McMurdo Street.

9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

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1.30pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road.

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

7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

9.45am ASHBURTON MENS PROBUS CLUB. Monthly meeting with guest speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter,

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Tai Chi maintenance class. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 12.00noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre in Community House, at the rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street.

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Puzzles Monday, June 9, 2014 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Rapid periods when one may deprive oneself of food (4-4) 7. A number of lions showing their amour-propre (5) 8. Droppings that are frozen (7) 9. Handcuff a fellow with torn lace (7) 10. What thief gets from a dacha ultimately (4) 12. Can use name with various shades of meaning (7) 14. Make off with rating the second energy departs (7) 17. A disturbance in which one is confined (4) 18. Departure of aircraft for a parody (4-3) 21. For lung it can be an eighth of a mile of displacement (7) 22. Hang on tightly to a sort of peach (5) 23. Looked down on the speeds I’d achieved (8)







DOWN 1. Scare caused by combat is about right (6) 2. It may suit slum to be something rousing one to action (8) 3. A hand-out that will satisfy the French (4) 4. He’ll agree to say men are wrong (3-3) 5. Record is to be found in the situation of Washington (4) 6. Extension of collar one will almost move back (6) 7. A boat that can be made up in wood (7)


11. A non-amateur will yearn to spin it out (7) 13. Has the regulation of knobs, wheels and levers (8) 14. Can sit around and get up to tricks such as these (6) 15. With ‘flu, fed on a different sort of coarse wool cloth (6) 16. Frozen with cold if grid is adapted to it (6) 19. Give up some stinking work with wool (4) 20. Will make one lose one’s footing on the journey (4)


















SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Trifoliate 6. Swop 10. Practical jokers 11. Chattered 12. Forum 13. Liege 15. Obtuse 19. Tissue 20. Dread 23. Verdi 24. Responder 26. Double-barrelled 27. Rude 28. Windjammer Down 1. Typical 2. Imamates 3. Octet 4. Incurious 5. Tiled 7. Wherry 8. Postman 9. Confused 14. Eligible 16. Treasured 17. Pendulum 18. Invader 21. Derider 22. Ground 24. Rabbi 25. Opera

QUICK ACROSS 1. Serious quarrel (4-2) 5. Procedure (6) 9. Film house (6) 10. Wanders (6) 11. Rise and fall (4) 12. Genuine (Latin) (4,4) 14. Split off (6) 16. Small tower above a building (6) 19. Adventurer (8) 21. Long-running dispute (4) 22. Ill-fated (6) 23. Painkiller (6) 24. Scoundrel (6) 25. Various (6)

DOWN 2. Make use of (7) 3. Collapsible table (7) 4. Perform without music (4,2,3) 6. Additional (5) 7. Weightier (7) 8. Pudding (7) 13. Infamous (9) 14. Slim (7) 15. Large in number or quantity (7) 17. Hooligan (7) 18. Imaginary line around Earth (7) 20. Drama set to music (5)



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


QUICK Across 1. Sour 3. Consults 9. Also-ran 10. Attic 11. Satisfactory 14. Now 16. Anger 17. Let 18. Predetermine 21. Haiku 22. Tailing 23. Serenity 24. Itch Down 1. Swansong 2. Upset 4. Own 5. Scatterbrain 6. Literal 7. Sock 8. Crash and burn 12. Angst 13. Strength 15. Warrior 19. Idiot 20. Thus 22. Tot



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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) No matter how many demands on your time, how busy the day is or how many people want your attention beg or find the time to hear yourself think. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) This is an especially good day for personal and professional friendship and relationship building, making time to connect or to make up for lost time. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) You don’t just have permission to pull back and spend time at the drawing board, this is a day where you absolutely need to. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) There is a chance and a need to stay in the moment as much as possible, embracing adventure that can be found by slowing down. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) While the money gods want you to keep your money hat on today, it’s less about using a smart head for money and more about your daydreams. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) This is a special time for friendship and relationship building and especially for rebuilding, with the doors opening to the past. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) While you’re moving into special days on the income, work and career fronts, there is a lack of urgency and a chance to pay attention. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) At a time when you not only have a chance to pace yourself professionally but need to, there is a chance to take care of things on the personal front. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) As an alliance between Venus in your work sector and Pluto in your income sector peaks this brings a timely boost in confidence on both fronts. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) You’re already in important relationship weeks of the year, with the stars going all out to ensure the communication lines are open. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) There is something special happening on the income, work and career fronts, where forces are working together to make things happen. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) The more you can distance yourself from reality today the better, with some valuable insights to be gained when you’re lost in your daydreams.

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Family Notices WRIGHT, Peter Colin (of Tenahaun) On June 6, 2014, peacefully at Terraceview Retirement Village, Ashburton. Dearly loved husband and companion of Johnny. Much loved father of James and Cate, and Kathryn, and special Granddad of Andrew. Messages to the Wright family c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday June 12, commencing at 2pm. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton.




Williams Stanley Clifford (Curly) In loving memory of our dear dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, passed away four years ago today June 9, 2010. May the winds of love blow softly. And whisper for you to hear That we’ll always love and miss you, And wish that you were here Still sadly missed. From Colleen, Carol, Paul, Stephen, Valerie, Kerry and their families. Williams Stanley Clifford


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FZL: Rising to 2000m


Rain and easterly winds easing.


Rain easing, snow level lifting a little. Easterlies, strong in exposed places.


Rain and snow slowly clearing, but mist and low cloud are likely to linger. E dying away.


Becoming fine. NW developing.

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Rise 8:03 am Set 5:01 pm

Bad fishing


Set 3:07 am Rise 2:19 pm

Fair fishing

Set 4:12 am Rise 2:54 pm

Full moon

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Rise 8:04 am Set 5:01 pm


Good fishing Set 5:18 am Rise 3:35 pm

New moon

27 Jun 8:10 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday 254.7 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 8.6 8.7 Max to 4pm 4.4 Minimum 3.4 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.2 16hr to 4pm June to date 4.6 Avg Jun to date 16 2014 to date 421.8 298 Avg year to date Wind km/h S4 At 4pm Strongest gust W 17 Time of gust 12:15am


Rise 8:03 am Set 5:01 pm


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Palmerston North rain

FZL: About 2000m

Periods of rain, heavy falls. Snow lowering to 1500 metres. Wind at 1000m: SE rising to 40 km/h in exposed valleys. Wind at 2000m: E rising to 60 km/h.


Monday, 9 June 2014

NZ Today

Periods of rain with some heavy falls, snow above 1400 metres. Wind at 1000m: SE, 30 km/h at times. Wind at 2000m: NE rising to gale 70 km/h.

Rain, some heavy falls. Easterlies freshening.

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 0 6:35 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 0 6:58 Angry Birds Specials 3 0 7am Fish Hooks 0 7:25 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 3 0 8:15 Dinosaur Train 3 0 8:30 Fireman Sam 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Cougar Town PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny PGR 3 3pm According To Jim 3 0 3:29 Horace In Slow Motion 3 3:30 Kung Fu Panda 0 3:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 4pm F I’m In The Band 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 My Kitchen Rules AO 0 8:40 Trophy Wife PGR 0 9:10 Hot in Cleveland PGR Victoria schemes to get to the bottom of her co-star’s true intentions; Joy is still trying to fit in while Elka befriends the popular girls; Melanie gets herself into a dishonest situation. 0 9:40 Grey’s Anatomy PGR 0 10:40 Revolution AO 0

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Hampstead-Collegians’ Jaimee Smith sends in the pass for a penalty corner against Geraldine at the NBS Ashburton Hockey Turf on Saturday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 070614-TM-096

First victory proving elusive BY JONATHAN LEASK


Hampstead-Collegians are making a habit of draws in the MidSouth Canterbury senior women’s hockey competition. Their 1-1 stalemate with Geraldine was their second with Geraldine and fourth from seven games as the teenage side still searches for their first win. After a goal-less first half Geraldine broke the deadlock with a penalty stroke, only for Hampstead-Collegians to equal-

ise from a penalty corner, with Jess Stagg beating the goalkeeper. “They played well in a tough game against a good Geraldine side. They held together and put up a really good fight,” Hampstead-Collegians coach Donna Mealings said. Having had an historic first win over St Andrews in their first meeting, Hampstead missed out on a chance to make it back-to-back wins over the defending champions, settling for a 4-4 draw after St Andrews con-

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jured up an equaliser in the final minute. Carys Jones scored twice to go with a goal from Steph Lovelock and a stroke from Jess McCloy. Hampstead have already chalked up a win for next week with Timaru Girls’ defaulting. While it was draws for the women it was two wins for the Wakanui men. Wakanui Black took care of Northern Hearts in Ashburton, but it could have been much more comfortable than the 4-2 score line.

Black went ahead 4-0 early in the second half, and just as the floodgates looked to open the hosts went haywire and allowed Hearts to comeback with two goals. “The first half was probably the best we had put together all season but then after the fourth goal things went pear-shaped,” Black’s Mark Bennett said. “It’s not the first time we have lost our way in the second half either, so it’s something we need to address.” Down in Timaru Wakanui

Blue came back from 0-1 to beat Timaru Boys’ 6-1. “We started pretty slow but once we got a few goals in they dropped their heads and the second half was pretty pedestrian,” Blue’s Sam Moore said. After conceding the opening goal, Blue scored three quick goals with two from Moore and one from Scott Marshall to go to the break at 3-1. Marshall grabbed a second before George Youngman made it 5-1 and Hayden Sinclair finished the scoring with his customary goal.

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