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Mayfield stalwart hasn’t missed a show since 1924 Montalto farmer Hamish McCormick is all set for his 89th Mayfield A&P Show tomorrow.



A medical event may have contributed to a crash on the Mt Hutt ski area’s access road which claimed the life of a man who spent his winters clearing the road of snow. Police yesterday named the dead man as 55-year-old Ashburton father of six Barry Thomas Whitcombe, an experienced grader driver employed as a contractor at Mt Hutt Ski Area. Yesterday his wife Margaret was coming to grips with the loss of a loved husband and trying to take comfort from the fact he was doing what he loved when he died. “He liked the mountain. He was happy, and he was happy when he went off to work the other day,” she said. “I think the mountain was meant to take him. He died doing something that made him happy.” Mr Whitcombe died when his ute left the road a couple of kilometres below the ski area’s carpark shortly before 7am on Wednesday. His body was found some distance from his vehicle, down a scree bank, by Mt Hutt staff.

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Mt Hutt’s general manager of operations James Urquhart said in the past, if a vehicle had crashed on the access road, Mr Whitcombe would have been the rescuer. “So it’s a bit ironic that the table has turned in a way. “He knew the road better than anyone else.” A medical event is one possible cause police are looking into, along with the weather conditions. There was snow on the road and it was raining and foggy. He’d driven the road hundreds of times, in the worst conditions possible.


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Blondie predicts end of net

Blondie star Debbie Harry is convinced humans will eventually lose interest in the internet and “unhook” their online presence, branding the web “a waste of time”. The Heart of Glass singer signed up for Twitter in its early days but quit in 2010 after realising updates on her life were so dull it wasn’t worth posting them. She’s since kept her distance from her official online profiles and is convinced there will be a “Luddite backlash” against the internet and users will start to switch off in droves. Harry tells NME magazine, “I’m really only concerned with letting people have a certain amount of me – not all of me.”



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Bieber’s tattoo snaps released Police in Florida have detailed Justin Bieber’s extensive tattoo collection in snaps that were taken behind bars. Officers documented the Baby singer’s body art following his arrest in Miami Beach in January, and the images, which were taken in jail, have now been released online. His various tattoos include a Bible verse on his shoulder, a crown on his chest, and his slogan Believe emblazoned across his arm. The images were released under Florida’s public records law.



Stairway to the treetops Climbing an artificial tree to see plants that live high in the forest canopy could soon be an activity on offer at Auckland Botanic Gardens. Architect Andrew Patterson has a concept design to build a 19m high “sculptural tree” with spiral stairs and a central lift as part of the plan to further develop the gardens in Manurewa, which draw nearly a million visitors a year. “There is nothing like this structure anywhere in the world – architecturally or as a way to present plants,” said gardens manager Jack Hobbs. The tower would show epiphytes – plants that perch on other plants and are hard to see because they grow too high in the forest canopy. Mr Hobbs said the “epiphytum” would differ from conservatories of other botanic gardens. It would draw people into the gardens and would be a viewing platform, a rain shelter, a classroom and a lighting tower for night events. Architect Andrew Patterson’s concept of the 19m high Epiphytum in the form of a spiral staircase.

Endangered visitor released Stacey the endangered green turtle, found washed up and emaciated on a New Zealand beach, has been released back into the wild. After six months’ rehabilitation at Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium, Stacey took to the ocean at Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve this week. Schools of fish swarmed around the creature as she tentatively headed towards the open sea, before turning back and exploring the seaweed-covered rocks and coves at the base of the steep island’s cliffs. Stacey, aged between 8 and 10 years old, was found on a beach near Dargaville in September. Joe Woolcott, from Kelly Tarlton’s, said the turtle was in bad shape when she arrived at the aquarium’s rehabilitation centre. “Tropical sea turtles don’t come ashore other than in the tropics where they breed. “Any sea turtle that comes ashore on New Zealand is in a bit of a state.”


Lohan feels like ‘prisoner’ Lindsay Lohan has blamed the constant presence of paparazzi for turning her life into a nightmare, insisting she feels like a “prisoner” in her own home. The Mean Girls star is followed by photographers wherever she goes after hitting headlines for all the wrong reasons during her days as a Hollywood “It girl”, but the reformed wild child insists her level of fame is now more of a curse than a blessing. Lohan, who is currently attempting to rebuild her career after completing a court-ordered stint in rehab last northern summer, opens up about her media struggles in her new docuseries, Lindsay, which will debut on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network in America at the weekend. “Do you ever feel like a prisoner? Yes, all the time,” Lohan says in a trailer for the show. But the actress, 27, insists she is serious about sobriety after battling substance abuse during her youth.


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Cyber-bully case sparks warning By Myles HuMe

A Mid Canterbury principal dealing with a recent case of cyber-bullying says it serves as a reminder that teenagers should think about the repercussions before messaging in cyber space. In fact, Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs believes if teenagers would be embarrassed to have their grandmother view what they wrote, then “you should think seriously about what you’re doing”. Mount Hutt College recently stood down a pupil for inappro-

priate use of technology after the student harassed another pupil through messaging. Mr Schreurs said although it occurred out of school time it had affected pupils at the secondary school. He said it highlighted the importance of teenagers knowing the boundaries in cyber space, while reminding parents they should take a hands-on approach when they are concerned about cyber-bullying. He pointed to recent high profile cases including the suicide of TV personality Charlotte Dawson, who was subject to

constant online attacks, while other Mid Canterbury schools had dealt with similar cases. Mr Schreurs said one of the biggest challenges was keeping up with the cyber revolution, but he believed parents had the life experiences to advise teens about what behaviour was damaging. “I think Netsafe is a good website to look at for parents, but also think it is very important parents are open to talking to their child about technology,” he said. He said one way to do this could be to have a “no conse-

quences at this time” conversation about what their teen had done and then work through a way to resolve it. He also urged pupils to consider the impacts of what they say on social media. “One thing I say is if you’re going to post anything that would be embarrassing for your grandmother to see, you should think seriously about what you’re doing,” he said. Mr Schreurs said the school did not take lightly to cyber-bullying and it already had events planned to further educate parents and pupils.


WHAT CAN YOU DO? ■ Tell people you trust; parents, teachers, friends ■ Do not reply to comments or texts ■ Save evidence; it could be used to report to school or police ■ Physical threats can be reported to police ■ Any abuse, tell your school ■ Source: Netsafe


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By Myles HuMe

Mid Canterbury’s railway line network is undergoing some major maintenance work as a large track grinder makes its way around the district. The RR24M-30A rail grinder was spotted in the Ashburton shunting yard this week, aiming to extend the lifespan of tracks through smoothing and removing defective metal from the railhead. The effect – a smoother ride for pas-

sengers and freight on the South Island’s railway network. The rail grinder arrived in the South Island on January 7 and will be working on the primary rail routes, sending sparks flying as it carries out its work. “Over time the rail track head develops stress points, defects and metal build up from the steel wheels travelling on the track. It’s a problem that every rail network around the world has to deal with - it shortens the life of the rail track meaning we have to replace it more fre-

quently than we would like,” KiwiRail’s General infrastructure and engineering manager Rick van Barneveld said. “Rail grinding will significantly enhance our operations as the track access time demands to complete re-railing can be avoided thereby minimising disruption to train services.” Since it arrived in New Zealand, the rail grinder has also worked its way around the primary rail routes on the North Island Main Trunk line and Wellington.

Posthumous award for young rescuer The brother of a 15-year-old boy who drowned while rescuing a young girl off Auckland’s west coast said he lives in his brother’s footsteps. Teuterome Zebedee Pua jumped into the surf to help 7-year-old Holly Reichs when she got caught in a rip at O’Neill Bay on January 19, 2012. Holly called out for help and Zebedee and his brother Raymond ran towards

her. The current was too strong for Raymond, who turned back, but Zebedee pressed on and when he reached Holly, put her on his back and treaded water to prevent her from drowning. A posthumous bravery award ceremony, held for Zebedee at Government House in Auckland yesterday, heard that Holly’s father then swam out to her and took her ashore, but an exhausted Zebe-

dee slipped under the water. The promising rugby player’s body was found five days later. Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae presented the medal to Raymond on Zebedee’s behalf. Zebedee had demonstrated exemplary bravery, paying the ultimate sacrifice and was a truly deserving recipient, Sir Mateparae said. - APNZ



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A prank tweet that publicly announced Warriors’ fullback Kevin Locke was gay was being treated seriously, the team’s chief executive Wayne Scurrah says. The tweet, which would have turned up on more than 18,000 of Locke’s followers’ accounts read: “Think I might be gay ... RT if ur not against it.” Seven people retweeted the post and three favourited it before it was deleted. Mr Scurrah said someone had had a “poor attempt at making fun at Kevin’s expense, certainly not at the gay community’s expense”. “It wasn’t appropriate and we’re talking about it with Kevin.” Moments after the tweet was deleted, Locke apologised, said he wasn’t gay and somebody must have got hold of his phone and hacked his Twitter account. In a later tweet, Locke wrote: “Last thing I’ll say about the prank tweet. If it caused any offence I just want to say sorry once again - my phone, my responsibility!” He blamed a teammate for the prank.

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Top operator will be missed By Erin TaskEr

The man killed when his car plunged off the Mt Hutt access road on Wednesday knew the road better than anyone, the ski area’s management say. Staff at Mt Hutt are devastated by the loss of 55-year-old Ashburton contractor Barry Thomas Whitcombe and have described him as a tireless worker and dedicated grader driver. Just two weeks ago he appeared on television, in a One News story on the clean up from last year’s storms which battered the mountain. In that clip he said Mt Hutt was no place to be scared driving a grader. Mr Whitcombe pretty much lived on the mountain during

winter and was just as busy up there in the summer, most recently assisting with the rebuild of the ski area’s Triple Chair, helping to build new terrain parks, moving machinery and digging holes. He died when his ute left the road only a couple of kilometres below the ski area’s car park shortly before 7am yesterday. Mt Hutt staff found his vehicle, with his body nearby, down a scree bank after discovering tracks in the snow leading over the side of the road. Mt Hutt’s general manager of operations James Urquhart said staff were devastated. “He’d been on the mountain for a number of years and we treated him as a staff member. In the winter he’s the guy who

keeps the road open for our guests. “He was our roads boy. For James McKenzie (ski area manager) and I, he has been our first port of call when we leave to open the mountain at some crazy hour because we know he’s already up there on the road, doing his job.” He wasn’t a skier himself, but he loved the mountain. “He would come off the hill and go back to Ashburton and see his family, but some days he would just hang out on the mountain all day.” Mr Urquhart said Mr Whitcombe had trained many staff in driving graders and loaders, and was treated as someone with a wealth of knowledge. The team at Grant Hood Contracting – where Mr Whit-

combe was employed - were also struggling to come to terms with the loss. Carolyn Bond-Hood from Grant Hood Contracting said he was one of their best operators and had worked there for about seven years. “He was just the most loveliest man. He was like part of our family. Our kids are just as upset as we are because he was just part of our family. “And he was so proud of his kids and his grandkids; he talked about them all the time.” Both companies said their thoughts are with Mr Whitcombe’s family. “We have lost a valued member of our staff but they have lost a husband and a father,” Mrs Bond-Hood said. A post mortem was conducted yesterday.


Bluff oysters make juicy arrival By Toni Williams

Fresh Bluff oysters have hit the shelves in Ashburton, delighting avid lovers of the seasonal delicacy. Around town, they are priced between $24 a dozen raw to $28.80 cooked – with no frills. For the less affluent, the Boston Burger do sell the oysters individually at $2.40 each. Early season demand was always high and Boston Burger owners Kevin and Karen Frazier had a waiting list of about 15 customers who wanted oysters. Mrs Frazier said supplier Barnes Oysters had sent 40 dozen yesterday and another 20 dozen were due this morning, just in time for the weekend rush. The Fraziers got fresh supplies every Thursday. Whether you like them cooked or raw, early indications were it was going to be a good season. The weight of an average oyster was 15 grams, but the first batches were plump and juicy, and weighed 20 grams. “They’re some of the best oysters we’ve ever had, with their size and quality,” said Mr Frazier. Availability would depend on weather conditions and if boats were able to get out to Foveaux Strait for harvest. All going well, the season was expected to run until June/ July depending on quotas. Bluff oysters are such a sought-after, but pricey delicacy, supermarkets had in the past been hit in the pocket. Both New World and Countdown in Ashburton had taken precautions with tickets issued before payment. After payment customers then collect their oyster pottle. One employee said empty oyster containers had been found hidden in store in the past forcing them to tighten procedures. Right - It’s a tough job but someone has to do it: Boston Burger owner Kevin Frazier voluntarily tests the first dozen oysters in store to check the quality for his customers. Photo toni Williams 060314-tW-285

River mouth open Reports the Rangitata River mouth had closed due to recent bad weather have proved unfounded. ECAN reported it was still open, it was small but this was not unusual. There were no risks of flooding in the area.

Donations pour in A fundraising appeal for the 7-year-old girl who was mauled by dogs has already raised $65,000. Japanese girl Sakurako Uehara remains in intensive care at Middlemore Hospital following Monday’s attack by four Staffordshire bull terriers in Murupara. The hospital set up a public appeal to raise money to help her family in what is expected to be a long recovery. TV ONE’s Breakfast programme appealed for viewers to text ‘Japan’ to 2923 to make an instant $3 donation to the public appeal yesterday morning. A Middlemore spokeswoman confirmed $65,000 had so far been raised. You can text the number to make a $3 donation or go to www.middlemorefoundation. to donate.

Health club Work has started on a world-class mega health club and highperformance centre in Tauranga that looks destined to become a drawcard for some of the world’s top athletes. The last obstacle to the 2500sq m development at Bethlehem has been removed with the city council reaching an interim solution to stormwater issues. “It will be a world-class facility, no doubt about that. It will be the No. 1 in the country,” the driving force behind the project, Marc Patel, said. He has refused to compromise on the complex which was planned to open by February next year. It will feature a health club Mr Patel will run and a high-performance centre which All Blacks strength and conditioning coach Nic Gill will operate.

Instant EBA fines Police officers want the power to issue instant drink-driving fines based on a roadside breath test without having to wait for an evidential breath test. The Police Association argued for the changes before a parliamentary select committee which is considering a bill to lower the breath alcohol limit from 400mcg to 250mcg of alcohol per litre of breath. Drivers caught between the current and proposed new limit would be fined $200 and lose 50 demerit points. The law change would also lower the drink driving limit from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

Man pepper-sprayed A Dunedin man was peppersprayed and tasered by police after allegedly assaulting officers following an early morning pursuit through the city in a stolen vehicle. Police were called following a report a commercial van was being broken into, police said. The alleged offender was caught in a van by a resident and “has allegedly been punched for his troubles”. The man fled, but later a police patrol spotted him in a stolen car and a pursuit began.”

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Flood plan two years away

Gang prospect denies killing

By ReBecca Quilliam and KuRT BayeR It could still take two years to fully implement a flood mitigation plan for Christchurch’s flood-prone areas following more damage from this week’s major storm that crashed into Canterbury, the Government and the local council say. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, councillors and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee met yesterday with council engineers to green light the mitigation plan. Ms Dalziel wanted the measures to be completed within two years, it emerged. “Addressing increased flooding risk continues to be a priority issue for the council and a lot of work has been done over the past 18 months since the aftershocks eased,” she said. “But Christchurch people have been through yet another extreme event in the past two days and it has been a real wake-up call for all of us.” Mr Brownlee also believed that two years was as quick as could realistically be expected. He supported the move to fast-track work on mitigation options. “So programmes are being looked to which would remediate, or mitigate the effects of those 100-year events.” The Insurance Council of New Zealand said the Flockton area had flooded on several occasions since the earthquakes lowered land in the area. “So, this is good news for hard-pressed residents constantly worried about what the next heavy rain will bring,” chief executive Tim Grafton said. Fifty houses in Flockton Street were flooded in the latest storm. Electricity company Orion said it hoped fewer than 100 people would remain without

electricity overnight. At the peak of the storm, 7000 customers were without power. Chief executive Rob Jamieson said the multiple impact nature of the storm, which had meant dealing with issues such as gale-force winds, flooding, slips and road closures, had presented challenges for line crews. Health authorities are warning residents to take extra care during the flood cleanup. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink said practising some basic measures would help protect people from illness. “Flood waters may have been contaminated with sewage and the most important thing to remember when cleaning up is to practice basic hand hygiene. “Always wash your hands with soap and water after being in contact with contaminated water, and after cleaning up areas affected by flooding.” It was also important not to allow children to play in floodaffected areas until the clean-up was complete, he said. Local heroes the Student Volunteer Army were back in action yesterday, shovelling mud from the torrential flooding.

Muddy floodwaters make tough going for traffic.

Bridget Williams is leading the student army.

President Bridget Williams said Heathcote Valley School called on them to help clear the streets and paths around the school in the Heathcote Valley so children could get to and from school. Prime Minister John Key visited the region yesterday to see first-hand the damage wrought by the bad weather. “Hang in there, won’t you,” he told the shop owners and staff

working to mop up after the torrential rain which poured over sandbags and flooded their shops. Mr Key said he appreciated it must be frustrating for people to continuously deal with natural disasters beyond their control. “[But] I still believe, fundamentally, there is an enormous level of optimism in Christchurch.” - APNZ

It took less than 20 minutes for the Mongrel Mob to pluck sex worker Ngatai Mellory Manning off the street and drive her to a nearby gang pad where she was raped, bashed, stabbed and murdered before her body was dumped in a river, the Crown alleges. But murder accused Mauha Fawcett yesterday rubbished the Crown’s theory. “Impossible,” he said during his closing address on day 19 of his High Court trial in Christchurch. He denied having anything to do with the killing. The 26-year-old former gang prospect who was known within gang circles as Muck Dog, claims police pressured and “coached” him into making false confessions that he was present when Miss Manning, 27, was killed on or about December 18, 2008 over an alleged debt. The Crown says Fawcett then aged 21 - either took part in the killing, or was there as a party to the brutal murder. Miss Manning’s partially naked body was discovered floating in the Avon River the day after she was killed. Yesterday, the Crown said Fawcett was supposed to carry out the hit, but when the time came, he couldn’t do it. During a series of police interviews, he implicated himself in the killing, saying he’d been there while others carried out the vicious fatal assault, the court heard. But Fawcett said he lied during the police interviews. Justice David Gendall will give his summing up on Monday before the jury begins its deliberations. - APNZ


Preschool on Relay for Life fundraising mission By Toni Williams

The team from Hannah n Henry’s Preschool are all set for their overnight vigil in the Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life at Caroline Bay, Timaru tomorrow. They just hope forecast rain eases early. The weather forecast for Saturday in the city was for rain but with a daytime high of 19 degrees. It was expected to drop

to 10 degrees overnight. Hannah n Henry’s Preschool team captain Cherie Robinson said team members would pack their jackets and winter woollies in anticipation of a cold, wet vigil. However, they were warmed by the support they had received from people throughout the district. More than $3000 had been raised so far, and there were still raffles on sale.

“We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone that has been involved. We really appreciate your support, it has been huge.” The team’s fundraising efforts had been aided by a take of winnings from two-year-old greyhound Quedrago, trained/ owned by preschool teacher Suzanne Fagan and district businesses who had supplied items for a raffle. Tickets could still be brought from the preschool.

The Relay for Life is an overnight fundraiser for the society. It starts at 4pm on Saturday and finishes at 10am, Sunday. Each year the relay event was held overnight to symbolise that cancer never slept. It began with an often emotional opening ceremony as cancer survivors and caregivers walked the first lap of the venue. Teams then took to the track with each member taking turns or walking in pairs to keep their

team represented through the night. Later in the evening a candlelight ceremony is held to remember loved ones affected by cancer. As the preschool team pack their winter woollies, anyone wanting to support the team fundraising can go to and follow the links to support Hannah n Henry’s Preschool at the Timaru event. Next year the relay will be hosted in Ashburton.

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Speedy pigs set to thrill crowds By Michelle NelsoN

Mayfield’s famous speedway pigs have new racing silks and are rearing to go, the grounds are set up, entries are good and the weather gods have lined up a great day for the Mayfield A&P Show on Saturday. Pig trainer Mike Farnell and his father John have had the porkers in training to race around an obstacle course for almost a month now. “We do it quite slowly, start them on the smaller jumps and then move up to the bigger ones,” he said. “This weather has slowed us, we don’t like training when it’s wet. It’s like training any animal – if they get a fright the first time they do something then it’s really hard to get them to do it again. “If you can teach them on a nice dry day and they jump and get it right, the next time they will do it quicker.” In terms of any sure bets, Mr Farnell said a couple of smaller ring-ins were showing good form, but there was no telling on the day. “My fabulous breeding sow only had eight piglets this year

so we had to bring in a couple of smaller ones. They go a little bit faster I reckon, but we’ll see how they go,” he said. It is the third year Mr Farnell has been involved with the pig racing, which has pulled crowds at the show for more than 20

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years now. He has remade all the jackets, with thicker, stronger Velcro and elastic to accommodate the larger racing pigs, but again the weather has hampered fitting sessions and Mr Farnell is hoping he’s got the sizing right.


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“We wanted to see what would happen if we had bigger pigs. We think they will go faster and enjoy jumping more. We’ve got quite a few people who help us out with dressing the pigs – it’s not really something you can teach a pig – to get dressed.”


District Hack & Riding Classes, Group A Ponies, Dog Trials start Saddle Hacks & B & C Pony Classes Park Hacks, Unity Classes, Saddle Hunters followed by Working Hunters, Cobs & Harness Classes, First Year Ridden followed by Lead Rein Ponies, Miniature Horses Judging of Sheep, Judging of Class es in the Produce Shed Judging of Poultry Show officially opens, Machine Shearing starts, Judging of Goats, Judging of Clydesdales Junior MasterChef Challenge 1 Pig Race 1 (FMG Advice & Insur ance), Mackenzie Highland Pipe Band (March through), Hunters followed by FEI Show Jumping Children’s Show with KiwiCircus (near Pig Racing) Pig race 2 (G & G Building Sheds & Canterbury Vets), Champion of Champions Ram Presentation, Hazlett Rural Ram Hogget,

Presentation, Dysart Trophy, Presentation (Best Wool breed Ram lamb) 12.15 Junior MasterChef Challenge 2, Live Music BORU 1.00 Pig Race 3 (Ross Brothers Transport) 1.10 Gift Calf Prize Giving at Pig Racing 1.10 Children’s Show with KiwiCircus (near Pig Racing) 1.30 Celebrities’ Challenge 1.45 Grand Parade 2.00 Junior MasterChef Challenge 3 2.30 Pig Race 4 (Winslow Ltd) 2.45 Judging of Most Clapped Out Motorbike Still Working 3.00 Harrison Spraying Children’s Eartag in the Haystack 3.30 Pig Race 5 (VETENT Riverside Vets) 4.00 Graze4U Terrier Hare Chase 4.30 Pig Race 6 (Barber Well Drilling), 5.00 Bar Closes 9am–5pm - Waterwalkers, 4 in 1 Bungy, Bikes 4 Fun – Weird and Wonderful Rideable Push Bikes.



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Montalto sheep farmer Hamish McCormick has been to every Mayfield A&P Show since its inception in 1924, with tomorrow being his 89th appearance. Photo Donna Wylie 060314-DW-086

Sheep farmer enjoys show traditions By Myles HuMe

If there’s one thing about Montalto farmer Hamish McCormick – he knows what he wants and he knows what he likes. He’s lived on the same 253 hectare farm the entire 90 years of his life, remaining as one of the few sheep farmers in an area dominated by dairy. What’s more, tomorrow’s Mayfield A&P Show will be his 89th - adding yet another year to his tally since he was present at the show’s inception in 1924. “This will be my 89th show, I’ve been to it every year except for the time when it didn’t go ahead during the war years, I think it was about 1942,” Mr McCormick said. The rugged no-nonsense farmer is loyal to his roots and has Mid Canterbury blood flowing through his veins. He met his late wife Enid just over the back fence when she was working on a neighbouring farm. The couple eventually brought up their children on the site where he still lives today, however the original house has been flattened and a new one rebuilt. He now lives reclusively on his Montalto farm overlooking Mt Peel and vast landscapes. He is a hard man to contact, but can

always be found in his home down a long drive through vast paddocks. He was sitting on the back porch reading a stack of newspapers alongside his aging dog and an opened bottle of beer – just as his daughter said he would be, when the Guardian called. He wouldn’t have it any other way. Mr McCormick’s unwavered Mayfield A&P Show journey began just a couple of months after he was born early 1924. Mr McCormick’s parents were always keen competitors, his mother entering the cooking and flower competitions. They were events he would go on to support his wife Enid in for many years and then his daughter Catherine, who is set to continue the tradition at tomorrow’s show when she enters the floral decorative competition. Mr McCormick admits he was never a great competitor at the show, but it always proved a valuable time for him to get together with like-minded locals. But in saying that, he was a great contributor, often supplying a gift lamb for raffles and spending six years on the committee in the 1940s, while his father was president for some of that time. And he is set to relive it all again tomorrow when he turns up at the Mayfield A&P Show for his 89th time, with his daughter Catherine, son Gordon and grandson James nearby.

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In brief

No Pak’n Save yet for Ashburton By Erin TaskEr

Rumours circulating that a Pak’n Save supermarket is opening in Ashburton appear to be just that – rumours, at this stage. Foodstuffs South Island general manager of property and retail development Roger Davidson confirmed yesterday

that the company had purchased some land – the site of the old mill on West Street – late last year, but the company was not planning on using it any time soon. “We are constantly evaluating all areas of the South Island and looking for potential developments,” Mr Davidson said. But at this stage, there was no

Pak’n Save planned for Ashburton. “We have acquired some land in Ashburton but at this stage we haven’t formed any development plans,” he said. The site is one hectare in size. Mr Davidson said the company was aware of rumours that Pak’n Save was headed for Ashburton. “I think that rumour comes

up about every four years,” he said. He said the company was also aware of a Facebook page – Bring Pak’n Save to Ashburton – which currently has just under 400 members. A similar Facebook page was set up some years ago to try and bring Burger King to Ashburton. Burger King opened in Ashburton in 2012.

Ross Taylor tops Ross Taylor capped a remarkable summer of international batting by being named New Zealand’s cricketer of the year last night. To make it a night of high personal achievement, Taylor also won the test and ODI player of the year awards and the Redpath Cup as leading first-class batsman last night. Taylor scored 217 not out, 129 and 131 in successive tests against the West Indies in December, becoming only the second New Zealander after Mark Burgess (from 1969-72) to complete that hat trick.

Defaulters watch out Student loan defaulters can be arrested at the border from next month after Parliament passed a bill to recoup millions of dollars in overdue repayments. The controversial Student Loan Amendment Bill passed its final hurdle in the House yesterday with support from National, United Future and Act. It was designed to claw back debts from overseasbased borrowers, who made up 80 per cent of all overdue loan repayments. From April, Inland Revenue will be able to seek an arrest warrant to apprehend debtors when they were returning to, or leaving the country.


Kitten dumped

Park safely, please New safety signs have appeared in the Ashburton New World’s car park.

By Erin TaskEr

Ashburton New World’s car park has got a whole lot brighter thanks to the rolling out of a new park safe initiative. The Ashburton supermarket is the latest in the chain of New Worlds around the South Island to have safety measures – including speed limit signs – installed in its car park. Ashburton New World store

manager Devin Young said car parks were often the last thing companies invested in but New World was taking a proactive approach to an area which could be full of dangers. Although Ashburton New World’s car park had a good safety record, there was always a danger of something happening – like a small child running out from between parked cars into the path of an oncoming car.

Mr Young said Ashburton New World had been fortunate in the past. “You might have the odd ding or someone leaves their hand brake off, but there’s been nothing too severe,” Mr Young said. The safety measures include 10km/h speed limit signs at entrances and white and red lines highlighting dangers, like the metal structures surrounding the car park’s trees. “It’s about making sure that

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people understand that 10km is 10km and making sure it’s bright and noticeable,” he said. There’s more to come too. Mr Young said among the other safety measures yet to be rolled out was changing the car park’s white lines to red. The safety measures had already been rolled out in some new Christchurch supermarkets and the feedback from customers had been positive, Mr Young said.

The Taupo SPCA is asking for help to find the person who taped an injured kitten inside a box and put it out in the rubbish. Had it not been for an alert worker at Taupo’s landfill, who heard the kitten crying, the box would have been fed into the landfill’s compactor. Taupo SPCA animal welfare inspector Ian Hill said the kitten, dubbed Buttons was brought into the SPCA’s animal centre by one of the landfill workers. “She was found just minutes before being fed into the compactor,” he said. “Her crying alerted the [compactor] operator.” - APNZ

Catton on coast Publicists for world literary celebrity Eleanor Catton say The Luminaries author is looking forward to spending time back on the West Coast next week. The Man Booker Prize winner is booked for a meet and greet with fans in Hokitika on Thursday evening, where the book is set, and is also expected to take in some other sights. Victoria University Press publicist Kirsten McDougall said while the author’s itinerary was not being made public, she was looking forward to “unwinding” on the West Coast. - APNZ

Varsities don’t rank

Resetting trap wipes out rat pests for DOC Officials have been impressed at new results of a C02-powered pest trap, which has matched 1080 poison in wiping out entire rat populations. The Department of Conservation has described the Kiwibuilt A24 trap as a “significant step” toward better trapping solutions, as the so-called battle

for our birds ramps up in forests this year. The self-resetting traps, already used by DOC in sites around the country, were recently trialled Onepu in Te Urewera and Boundary Stream northwest of Napier, completely annihilating surrounding rat populations.

The unprecedented results contrasted with results at nearby comparison sites, where rat populations continued to thrive. “The ultimate goal was to get to zero, so now we are achieving what 1080 achieves, but with a trap,” said Stu Barr of Goodnature, the Wellingtonbased company that developed

the traps. Powered by compressed C02 canisters, the traps reset themselves after striking and can kill up to 24 rats before the canisters need replacing. Kevin O’Connor, deputy director general of DOC’s Conservation Services Group, described the trials as “very promising”. - APZN

More investment needs to go into the country’s universities if they’re to move higher up a list ranking the world’s institutions, the head of Auckland University says. New Zealand universities have failed to rank among the world’s most prestigious 100 institutions as rated by top international scholars. The Times Higher Education reputation rankings, released yesterday, were based on the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey. The rankings showed American and British universities remained highly rated by top scholars. - APNZ

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In brief Qantas sheds staff Qantas has been ordered to consider giving workers and unions more detail about the reasons behind cutting 5000 jobs as it starts shedding almost one third of check-in staff at Sydney international airport. Qantas began offering its check-in staff voluntary redundancy yesterday, looking to cut about 90 full-time jobs from the 300 currently employed at its international terminal in Sydney. Staff have been set a March 21 deadline to accept the packages, which also include the option of full-time employees converting to part-time. - AAP

Pistorius trial

Anti-Yanukovych protesters warm themselves next to a fire in Kiev’s Independence Square.

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UN, EU in emergency talks Russia will come under heightened diplomatic pressure as the UN Security Council and European leaders hold emergency talks on Ukraine, after the seizure of Crimea created the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. The EU summit in Brussels starts today, when leaders will meet with Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who took over after the overthrow of president Viktor Yanukovych last month following three months of deadly protests. Ahead of the summit the EU froze assets held by 18 Ukrainians accused of embezzlement, including ousted Moscowbacked Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr.

As the EU confers on the crisis, 40 unarmed military personnel are expected in Crimea in a mission by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe to try to defuse tensions in the flashpoint region. Later the 15-member UN Security Council will hold closeddoor talks in New York, the body’s fourth consultations on the subject since Friday. During an acrimonious round of emergency talks on Monday, Russia told other council members that Yanukovych had asked Moscow to dispatch troops to re-establish law and order in his country. As a permanent member of the council, Russia holds veto power and can block the body’s

draft resolutions. Highlighting the strains on the ground, UN special envoy to Crimea Robert Serry was forced to cut short a visit when he was confronted by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday, but was expected to return to Kiev soon. Serry, who had been sent to the tense Black Sea peninsula by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, was confronted by armed men after visiting the Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea’s capital Simferopol, he told CNN television. Prevented from returning to his vehicle, Serry said the men who refused to identify themselves said “they have received orders.... to bring me immedi-

ately to the airport” although they declined to say from whom. “They said it was in my own safety. I refused and a standoff ensued,” he added, saying at one point his driver was pulled from the car. Serry sought refuge in a local cafe with his assistant to phone the mission and then after a tense two-hour standoff, he was driven to the airport and boarded the first flight out. Pro-Russian forces also entered and took over parts of a Ukrainian missile base in the latest such incident on the peninsula, while a Ukrainian court ordered the arrest of Crimea’s newly installed pro-Russian prime minister Sergiy Aksyonov for separatism. - AP

A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has returned to the stand to give evidence in the star athlete’s murder trial in South Africa. Charl Johnson, who says he heard gunshots and a woman screaming on the night Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was testifying at proceedings. Johnson left the stand to retrieve some notes he said he made after Steenkamp’s shooting death. Lead defense lawyer Barry Roux was cross-examining Johnson, who lives around 177m from the house where Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Pistorius, a double-amputee runner who competed at the 2012 Olympics, is charged with murder with premeditation after shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door. Pistorius says the killing was accidental because he thought she was an intruder in his home. - AAP

Boy’s NBA dream A 12-year-old New Zealand boy with a degenerative eye condition has ticked seeing the famed Boston Celtics NBA basketball team off his wish list before he goes blind. Only they didn’t score enough baskets for a win to cap a dream trip for Louis Corbett, beaten by the Golden State Warriors 108-88 in Boston. However, the boy won’t be too distraught at the slight hiccup in the trip of his lifetime. Louis has a rare degenerative condition called retinitis pigmentosa and is losing his peripheral vision. He is building a “visual bank” before his vision disappears in a few years. Before the game the Auckland boy met players in the locker room and had a courtside seat. - AAP


Contraceptive tool

Cold case puts focus on slaughterhouse

Scientists have developed a new contraceptive for women that protects against HIV as well as unwanted pregnancies. The device, which lasts for up to three months, delivers contraceptive medication and drugs that protect against HIV and herpes. Developed by biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser from America’s Northwestern University, the gadget has been billed as a “significant advance” in drug delivery technology. The tool delivers controlled doses of the drugs tenofovir, a antiretroviral medication, and contraceptive levonorgestrel for 90 days. Details of the device have been published in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE. Mr Kiser and his team explain how they developed the tool so it could deliver fixed doses of drugs over time. - AAP

The search for a hitchhiker who went missing more than three decades ago has led homicide detectives to an outback Queensland slaughterhouse. Tony Jones, who was 20 when he disappeared, last made contact with his Perth-based family on November 3, 1982, to say he planned to hitchhike to Mount Isa from Townsville. He was reported missing about a week later and has not been seen since. In what may be a major breakthrough in the case, police

yesterday said they have identified two “significant places of interest” - the slaughterhouse and a hotel in Hughenden, inland from Townsville. Several people of interest have also been identified but no arrests have been made. Lead investigator, Townsville Detective Acting Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon, said no forensic excavation work had taken place at the slaughterhouse just outside of the small town, in Queensland’s north. She wouldn’t say why the ab-

attoir was a place of interest or if police believed Mr Jones had been killed there. Over the past few weeks three people have also come forward to say they had seen Mr Jones at the Grand Hotel in Hughenden in November 1982. The hotel closed about a decade ago. “It’s the biggest piece of collective information certainly in the last decade in this investigation,” Scanlon said. “I’m confident as we’ve ever been that we believe that Tony

Jones has been the victim of a homicide. “Our hope is that somewhere down the track we will have some answers for the family.” Police last month said they now believe Mr Jones was killed in Hughenden. Previous investigations had focused on Townsville and a campsite at the Cloncurry River. The high-profile case sparked national missing persons week, which last year marked its 25th year. - AAP

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It doesn’t rain but it pours Coen Lammers EDITOR


s the sun was streaming down on Mid Canterbury, it was hard to imagine that only 24 hours earlier, the Canterbury region was bashed by one of the worst downpours in decades. Even though we all love to moan about the weather, Ashburton folk must be feeling fortunate as they watched the reports about our poor neighbours in Christchurch. After all that Christchurch has gone through in recent years, the flooding of the century was the last thing the poor city needed. Fortunately, Mid Canterbury only copped the fringes of the horrific low front that battered Banks Peninsula, Christchurch and North Canterbury. Yes, it was cold and wet and frustrated crop farmers again had to sit on their hands waiting for the weather to clear and their crops to dry enough to be harvested. After last year’s drought conditions, the stop-start nature of this summer and autumn has tested the patience of our crop farmers. They now hope that the current sunny spell will evaporate the moisture in the fields and that the predicted showers on Saturday will not set them back even further. Still, watching the Christchurch people up in their flooded homes puts the local problems into perspective. Sadly, many of the worst-hit areas in the earthquakes around the Avon and Heathcote rivers are now also at the heart of the floods. The Christchurch City Council has copped much criticism over the speed of their response and the failure of the stormwater network to cope. But who could have expected any city to deal with a once-ina-century storm, two months’ worth of rain in two days, and especially a city that still has much of its horizontal infrastructure under repair. People are understandably frustrated and angry, standing in flooded houses, while many of them are still waiting for EQC or insurers to fix their earthquake damage. One commentator yesterday pointed out that no other population is more experienced in cleaning up mud and silt than Christchurch folk, but there is only so much a person can take.

YOUR VIEW Great work Great to see the Ashburton Fire Brigade, along with other responding brigades, do another mammoth job containing and extinguishing the massive blaze over the past few days, and the Salvation Army who also assisted. These guys worked around the clock to ensure the McBain family’s livelihood wasn’t completely destroyed, although some damage was evident. I feel it could of been a hell of a lot worse! So thank you CFO Alan Burgess and your men for all the work you guys do around the district and a big thanks also to their employers who let them respond to emergencies during work hours. You make me proud that we have such a well-oiled and experienced brigade here! Ex-fireman



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can’t recommend attending the NZ Golf Open strongly enough! Late last week I received a phone call from my best mate in Auckland, “What are you up to at the weekend mate”? I had been invited to a function by the CRT team on Saturday night, but apart from that I was going to be sitting at home jealously watching all my Facebook friends having a blast at the Bruce Springsteen concert. Okay, so not all my facebook friends went, but it sure seemed like it was every second one. So my mate says: “Get your butt to Queenstown and I’ll look after you when you get here. By the way, bring some good walking shoes because we’re going to the NZ Golf Open.” Any questions I had about going vanished as soon as he said those words. Not only a chance to see some top quality golfers in action up close, but also to check out the beautiful Hills Golf Course. And what a treat it was, the course is stunning! The surrounding views are to die for. The course itself is immaculately groomed. It is littered with Michael Hill’s quirky personality in the form of art. The corporate tent we were in was called the Wolves tent, it overlooked the short par 4 14th hole and part of the 18th hole, but also in the rough between those two holes were around 100 sculptured cast iron wolves (each one around 6 foot in length) surrounding a Samurai swordsman. It turns out Hill spent a packet importing them from China. The warrior weighs in at three tonne. Each one of the wolves is 200kg. When asked if he was worried that people might find the wolves weird, Hill said: “It is weird, it’s part of the folly of The Hills in that we’re ending up with something that is not normal.”

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It seems Hill was always destined to have his own golf course. At age 11 he created his first golf course around his parents’ house in Whangarei. He mowed little circles for greens and used baked bean tins as holes. He charged the other kids in the neighbourhood to play the course and ran little tourna-

ments with prizes for the winners. While at the Wolves tent I met a lovely 92-year-old lady who was an absolute inspiration! She had won her tickets to the Wolves with a hole-in-one recently. “It’s my fifth hole in one,” she proudly told us. She was so bubbly, spritely

and totally thrilled to be there and lapping up every moment of it. The golfers were super to study up close. Yes they give it a rip off the tee block, but after that their swings have a lovely, easy, even rhythm to them. Just magic to watch. Good to see them make mistakes too, it gives all us hackers hope! Although their mistakes are nowhere near to the bad level mine go to. The NZ Golf Open at the Hills course should go on the bucket list of both golf fans and art buffs. Till next week. Hoo Roo. Phill Hooper is the breakfast host of Ashburton’s Classic Hits. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.

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More losses for Solid Energy By Paul McBeth Solid Energy, the state-owned coal miner, faces more losses as it contends with muted coal prices on a global market that’s been flooded with product from the US and Australia amid dwindling demand from the likes of China. Acting chief executive Garry Diack told reporters in Wellington the state-owned enterprise will take between 12 months and 18 months before it gets close to a breakeven result as it overhauls the business after ambitious growth plans failed under the previous leadership team. “With the restructuring we’ve done, we’re running basically plus or minus on the cash breakeven business, if we can sustain that, which I believe we can for the next 12 to 18 months, I think we’ll be okay,” Diack said.

“The business has a future. It’s highly volatile. It’s exposed to the international coking coal market which has gone up and down consistently over 10 to 15 years. If that volatility continues to run, it’s a challenge for the business.” Solid Energy appeared before Parliament’s commerce select committee yesterday for its annual review, led by deputy chair Pip Dunphy, who was standing in as interim chair for Mark Ford, who stepped down last week for health reasons. Last week the SOE reported a net loss of $40.9 million in the six months ended December 31, down from a loss of $318.2 million when it wore impairment charges of some $222.7 million, saying weak coal prices were still weighing on the business. Solid Energy head of marketing and strategy Bill Luff

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ticularly in China.” told the commitThe company extee the coking coal pects little or no upmarket, which is ward movement in the SOE’s biggest coal prices in the next export exposure, 12 to 18 months, behas strong prosfore oversupply is repects with growing moved from the syscapacity in India tem and prices rise to and the chance of US$200 a tonne over a new steelmaking the next five or six business in Vietnam Garry Diack years, Luff said. coming on as a cusThe monthly average price in tomer. “If you take all the noise out the six months ended Decemof the short term, the coking ber 31 was US$135/tonne. Last week, Solid Energy said coal price should be somewhere about US$200 (per tonne) by it hadn’t drawn down on either of two $50 million working 2021. “That’s in today’s dollar,” capital facilities made available by the government as part of Luff said. “We believe there is some last year’s restructuring package to reduce the miner’s bank firmness. “Right at the moment the debt. Diack told reporters that dynamics are that there are excess volume coming out of the company doesn’t anticiAustralia, excess volume com- pate drawing down on them at ing out of the United States this stage, and would prefer to - APNZ and demand is quite weak, par- avoid doing so.

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State-owned broadcaster Television New Zealand is committed to Igloo, its joint venture with pay-TV operator Sky Network Television, despite writing down its stake and missing subscription targets. TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick told Parliament’s commerce select committee the broadcaster anticipates it will be a longer wait of the Igloo joint venture to start making money, which was why the company wrote down the value of the investment last week. TVNZ had previously told the committee it expected Igloo would take between four and six years to break even. National Party MP Chris Tremain said there were about 6000 subscribers, short of the forecast 15,000. “Entering into a pay-TV business is not for the faint hearted, there is a long period of investment,” Kenrick said. “The reason we’ve taken the impairment is because we think the indication is that it is going to take longer than what we originally thought for Igloo to be a profitable business.” “A lot of these new technology businesses you’ve got to be in the long haul really for the results to come through,” he said.

TVNZ invested $12.25 million for a 49 per cent share in Igloo in 2012, but reduced its shareholding size to 34 per cent last year. The broadcaster recognised a $6.1 million impairment and loss from associates in the six months ended December 31, saying it wrote down its remaining investment of $4 million in Igloo due to the uncertainty of when future profits from the budget set-top box venture with Sky TV might be seen. When asked whether TVNZ was repeating the same mistake it made with previous failed subscription service, TiVo, chairman Wayne Walden said TiVo probably failed “because it was using to some degree very old technology, so that was an investment that wasn’t well founded.” “The decision to go into Igloo was the right one, as it does now give the company the opportunity to participate in a particular market segment that we’re not currently in,” Walden said. - APNZ

Market unlikely to pop New Zealand’s housing market is unlikely to mutate into a US-style bubble, says Standard & Poor’s, although rising prices are at the upper level of the credit rating agency’s tolerance, it said in Auckland yesterday. “We continue to believe there’s some underlying demographic features that mean we don’t have a US-style bubble in the property market,” S&P senior director Peter Sikora told the NZ Capital & Credit Markets briefing. He said annual growth in property values of 9.6 per cent, was “the upper range of our tolerance” but there were signs the market has stabilised, helped by the Reserve Bank’s speed limits and higher capital requirements for banks. - NZH

New high for Xero Shares in Xero closed at another record high yesterday after an announcement that the technology company will be included in a global index for the first time. Xero shares closed $44.49 after the FTSE - a company which calculates global indices - included Xero in its FTSE Global Equity index Asia excluding Japan for the first time. The indices are used by fund managers around the world to benchmark their performances. Funds that track that index will have to include Xero in their portfolios by close of business on March 21. Mark Warminger, a fund manager at Milford Asset Management said that meant around 1.8 million of Xero’s 127 million shares on issue would need to be bought globally. - NZH

Tickets into space Big bitcoin backers the Winklevoss brothers say they have used the virtual currency to buy tickets into space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic aircraft. Brushing off a rise in doubts over the viability of the crypto-currency, the tycoon twins said they were following in the footsteps of great adventurers like Ferdinand Magellan and Edmund Hillary in exploring the possibilities of bitcoin. “It is in this vein that Cameron and I contemplate our tickets into space - as seed capital supporting a new technology that may forever change the way we travel, purchased with a new technology that may forever change the way we transact,” Tyler Winklevoss said. - NZH

Briscoe ‘optimistic’ Briscoe Group, which posted a 10 per cent gain in annual profit, said it is “cautiously optimistic” about the year ahead as many retailers struggle to grow earnings. Net profit rose to $33.6 million in the 52 weeks ended January 26, from $30.5 million a year earlier, the Auckland-based company said in a statement. That’s in line with its most recent forecast in January that profit would exceed $33 million, although below the $34.1 million mean forecast of analysts polled by Reuters. Sales rose 6.8 per cent to $483.6 million, compared with analyst expectations of $482.5 million. Briscoe said the past year was challenging for many retailers as a slow start to winter and increased rivalry prompted it to offer “more aggressive promotions” which reduced its margins. - APNZ

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Italian beef stew 1.5kg NZ Quality Mark rump or topside steak, bolar or topside roast, diced into 25mm cubes 1C beef stock 1C diced celery 2 carrots, peeled, halved and cut into 15mm pieces 400g can diced tomatoes 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bay leaves

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Technology 14 Ashburton Guardian

Friday, March 7, 2014


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Plans ‘below OECD average’ The price of popular mobile phone plans in New Zealand are below OECD averages and are “steadily dropping”, says the Commerce Commission. The commission yesterday released a report comparing prices for mobile services in New Zealand over the last year with prices in other countries that are part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. “Prices have been steadily dropping and popular plans are below OECD averages,” said Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Stephen Gale. “The price in New Zealand for the plan with average calling and data use was 40 per cent below the OECD average. “Prices for all usage plans have

dropped significantly, between 25 per cent and 70 per cent, over the last three years but prices for plans with high call volumes have stayed persistently above average which is potentially a result of high volume users being less price sensitive,” said Gale. However, the commission that prices for standalone mobile data for laptops and tablets was around 10 per cent above average. The price for a 6 gigabyte data monthly plan was one of the highest in the survey, the commission said - about twice the average. At almost $100 a month, this suggests mobile broadband is not competing strongly for “fixedline” broadband. - NZH

Suiting down If astronauts can wear space suits to protect them from cold and vacuum why can’t deep sea divers wear a similar suit to protect them deep under the sea? The one-of-a-kind Exosuit is an atmospheric diving system. The suit fits a single occupant and keeps them at a standard surface atmosphere even as deep as 300 metres. The suit includes pressure sensitive footpads, 18 rotary joints, water-jet thrusters, oxygen for up to 50 hours, and a fibre optic tether for a live video feed. The suit is made from aluminium alloy and weighs around 240 Kg. The tricky part is clearly getting in and out of the suit and the ocean. - NZH

Silken strength If you break a bone doctors may use metal alloy screws and plates to hold it together while it heals. If the screws and plates start to corrode you, you may be up for a second operation to remove them. Biodegradable polymers could be used instead, but they’re a lot of work to insert as they’re too soft to care their own thread, and they can trigger inflammation. US scientists have been experimenting with silk as an alternative. They dissolved silk in alcohol, poured the solution into moulds shaped like implants and baked them. Tests with rats showed the resulting implants were strong enough to carve their own thread into bone, were biodegradable, and didn’t cause inflammation. - NZH


Gotta pee? There’s a website for that It has been the ruin of many a pleasant outing: Nature calls, but there’s nowhere to go. Now, a new website is making it easier for tourists to get much needed relief when travelling in an unfamiliar city or town. The site, Airpnp, is modelled after the popular lodging website Airbnb, in which homeowners make their spare rooms or unoccupied dwellings available to paying lodgers for a fee - often considerably less than the cost of a hotel stay. In a similar vein, users of Airpnp are matched with bars, restaurants, offices and homes where they can pay to use the loo, usually for a fee of five dollars or less. The idea was the brainchild

of Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine, two New Orleans natives, calling themselves “entrepeeneurs”, who have encountered the problem frequently over the years during that city’s riotous Mardi Gras festivities. Fat Tuesday celebrations in the southern US city are marked by an abundance of drinking, but too few places to relieve oneself. Airpnp solves that problem by connecting people willing to share the toilets in their private bathrooms with strangers willing to pay up to five dollars for the privilege. “When there aren’t enough bathrooms nearby for the amount of people in any given location, Airpnp is there to save the day,” its website said. - AFP

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A sharp lookout European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has put a huge camera in space, with two telescopes feeding it images. Its job is to map stars in the Milky Way, discerning objects up to 400,000 times dimmer than those visible to the naked eye. Its measurements are so accurate they compare to measuring the width of a human hair at a distance of 500 km. That’s thanks to the 940 million pixels in the camera. Of course that would create huge images, but onboard processing reduces the file size for transmission back to base. The craft is now in orbit about 1.5m km away. Once some minor issues have been dealt with the Gaia mission should start sending back images for real, including perhaps asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth. And if it spots such a dangerous asteroid, then what? - NZH

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Christchurch Greyhounds Today at Addington Raceway


$1100, c0, 295m PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer

1 2 2 3 4 4 3 5 6 1 7 8 9 10

78T Goldstar Mario nwtd 75442 Groovy Leo nwtd 6 Bo’s Business nwtd T8 Smash Magic nwtd 87342 Cherry Crusher nwtd 8 Ohoka Natasha nwtd 63526 Editorial nwtd 7 Marty McMoth nwtd 33572 Culvie Boy nwtd Go Tommo nwtd

12:26 PM

S&B Evans J McInerney M Grant M Grant M&J Hill L Waretini R Blackburn Mitchell&Smith J Holdem D Stapleton


1 8X776 Wigmore nwtd 1 2 Dee nwtd 3 3 63373 Casy’s Raida nwtd 4 Goldstar Chumlee nwtd 4 5 Mulberry Magic nwtd 6 73X52 Know Judge nwtd 2 7 24422 Goldstar Junior nwtd 8 68 Culvie Sprite nwtd 9 7 Waxeye’s Big Kid nwtd 10 86257 Know Rights nwtd 12:46 PM

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62125 Speedy Swede nwtd 21124 Ambilight 30.67 56358 Radical Rufus 30.62 12163 Opawa Albie 30.65

$1900, c1, 520m

h M8

2:23 PM OPT 801


1 49 Tilly Bromac (1) SAdlam 1 2 Charlie Chuckles (2) JHay 3 X4020 Bianca (3) BWaldron 4 8 Tufflittlerooster (4) D&CButt 5 X5597 Mapua Mabel (5) Fox/Johnson 4 6 02224 Lifestyler (6) KCollins 7 Little Cullect (7) RHolmes 3 8 53283 Scanreco Bay (8) MHeenan 9 9 Our Hugh (9) RMarshall 10 77566 Monkey Puzzle (10) MNyhan 2 11 86236 Waihemo Art (11) GSmith 12 08358 Arcano (12) MPash 13 Lyin Eyes (13) MNyhan 2:56 PM 802


Lane&Wales J&D Fahey B Dann C Roberts

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S Ottley (J) J Hay S McNally B Butt J Dunn T Woodward R Holmes L O'Reilly N Purdon (J) S Golding (J) G Smith J Curtin P Davis


$7000, 3yo+ c0-c1 spechcp, 2600m

S McNally 43056 Starview Soul (6) NPerkins N Perkins 65570 Innes Boyz (u1) T&GChmiel B Butt 03607 Opawa Speed (1) KCameron K Cameron 84107 Best Bones (2) CKennedy L O'Reilly 33179 Diedre’s Trouble (3) MHeenan M Heenan 09180 Lavros Segil (4) PAnderson S Ottley (J) 50676 Gin Rummy (5) ICameron I Cameron P10X Call Me Skippy (6) BHeron K Riddell (J)



48162 Kiribati Girl 17.91 31857 Cawbourne Beau 17.68 37148 Homebush Cruden 17.70 71152 Sheldon Baxter 17.87 83687 Double Tapp nwtd 56556 Working Working 17.54 27437 Go With It 17.77 15226 Cosmic Choice 17.91 61852 Flayosc 17.96 72686 Billy Holmes nwtd

5:18 PM

MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C2 HT2 $1400, c2q, 305m

26661 Opawa Gift 17.81 37344 Showem Baby 17.86 21512 Smirnoff 18.08 22571 Hilton Friday 17.71 17475 Mariah 18.12 81815 Homebush Nos 17.83 35444 Tenkay Down 17.69 25258 Azure Dreams 17.75 61852 Flayosc 17.96 45623 Jager 17.80

5:47 PM

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S Gommans S Gommans J McInerney J McInerney M Gowan D Donlon G&S Ross J McInerney G&J Clarke G&J Clarke

B Johnston A Duganzich S Gommans J McInerney P Taylor J McInerney J McInerney G&J Clarke G&J Clarke G&J Clarke

J P PRINT (PETONE) C2 HT3 $1400, c2q, 305m

37626 Thanks Charlie nwtd 25332 Kazillion 17.68 34374 Come On Mickey 17.86

J McInerney D Edlin G&J Clarke

BARRON’S SUPPLIES DASH $1200, c1, 295m

1 16 Homebush Kelso 17.53 3 J McInerney 2 17843 Another Cover 17.57 J McInerney 3 3221X Know Pity 17.82 G Cleeve 2 4 65511 Run For Sophie 17.43 Weir&Nissen 4 5 22423 Phat Pants 17.66 McCook&Jopson RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ SPRINT 1:05 PM D Kingston $1100, c0, 295m 6 45886 Wandy Millah 17.63 B Dann 1 6 Look At Lucy nwtd Mitchell&Smith 7 67688 Thanks Louise 17.47 2 38875 Lemon Fish nwtd 1 8 8X111 My Squizzy 17.42 J McInerney J Dunn 4 3 37352 Gladys Emmanuel nwtd M&J Hill 9 63461 Judith Mary 17.52 M Roberts 2 4 46233 Advanced Pedro nwtd S&B Evans 10 8513X Hayley’s Choice 18.06 M Flipp 5 55533 Uno Nosey nwtd A Joyce AMBER CLEANING SERVICES DISTANCE 6 7 Inka Supreme nwtd M Grant 1:58 PM $2500, c1d, 645m 3 7 5 Belfast Jane nwtd Hart&Taylor 1 28583 Court The Belle nwtd Lane&Wales 1 8 3 Only Got Time nwtd R Blackburn 2 76445 Thrilling Sound nwtd S&B Evans 9 22 Not So Cute nwtd D Stapleton 3 77666 Blushing Belle nwtd Lane&Wales 10 82754 Homebush Faline nwtd J McInerney 3 4 21764 Stich Up 38.69 S&B Evans CTV STAKES 1 5 36536 Opawa Jed 38.62 J&D Fahey 1:23 PM $1900, c1, 520m 2 6 55647 Claretown Leroy nwtd J&D Fahey 2 1 3137X Harper Rose nwtd J&D Fahey 7 67365 Opawa Cassidy nwtd Lane&Wales 2 57544 Casino Black 31.02 H Anderton 4 8 66886 Celestrial Magic nwtd J&D Fahey 1 3 21243 Karen’s Magic 30.69 R Adcock 9 67668 Kylie’s Belle nwtd  Lane&Wales 4 34676 Know Solution 30.99 L Waretini Lane&Wales 3 5 3712 Even Seven 30.89 Weir&Nissen 10 33432 Opawa Paul nwtd 6 44655 Kaino 30.75 Hart&Taylor YALDHURST HOTEL SPRINT 7 58743 Zulu Bro 30.81 C Roberts 2:15 PM $1200, c1, 295m 1 1 45222 Rattle Ya Dags nwtd J Dunn 4 8 23632 Miss Selfies 30.93 J McInerney Mitchell&Smith 9 11562 Opawa Shaiden 30.74 Lane&Wales 2 65656 Jet To Mars 17.70 3 3 21613 Cawbourne Cruze nwtd 10 16764 Opawa Marg 30.39 M Grant M Roberts





3:30 PM OPT 803

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$7000, 3yo+ c0, 2000m

23603 Lacroix Franco (1) MNyhan P Davis San Fernando (2) RAlfeld J Curtin 00 Lynley Morris (3) GMcStay T Woodward 00 Woodstock (4) MPerriton J Harrington (J) Warp Power (5) D&CButt B Butt Gotta Grunter (6) SMcRae S McNally 070 Prefer To Live (7) MPash M Pash 33005 Sounds Like Us (8) MNyhan S Golding (J) 55980 Maybe Foxy (9) MHeenan S Ottley (J) Karanga Red Fantasy (10) BForresterG Smith Venus Lindenny (11) DBennett R Holmes 0 Moneyforjam (12) DFlint D Flint 07832 Sterns Arising (13) RDunn J Dunn 0 Millwood Chloe (14) MFuller L O'Reilly

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LANDMARK REAL ESTATE PACE $8000, 3yo+ c1, 2000m

1 21400 Tubby Jim (1) RPaterson B Butt 3 2 52235 Revell Yell (2) SAdlam S Ottley (J) 3 60908 Bee Tees (3) TO'Sullivan R Close (J) 4 70030 Playaway (4) PRobertson P Davis 5 55708 Smokin Chick (5) DTaylor S Golding (J) 6 63861 Grin Again (6) MHeenan L O'Reilly 7 65814 Artistic Lover (7) RHolmes R Holmes 8 8710 Majestic Bardon (8) RDunn J Dunn 9 4X4P5 Roofcraft (9) JHay J Hay 2 10 X8153 True Legend (10) GSmith G Smith 11 94589 Will He Rule (11) JReedy J Curtin 1 12 60764 Drover’s Eyre (12) SMcRae S McNally 4 13 44452 Lilac Desire (13) DTaylor K Cox (J) 14 2660X Franco Hepburn (14) PAnderson N Purdon (J)

4:40 PM OPT 805


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26218 Homebush Alex 17.90 41665 Wolf Marine 17.80 86473 Mighty Baxter 17.85 35478 Ramessee 17.86 11857 Ten Point One nwtd 45623 Jager 17.80 72686 Billy Holmes nwtd

J McInerney S Gommans J McInerney M Gowan P Taylor G&J Clarke G&J Clarke


$7000, 3yo+ c0, 2600m

1 69 Real Impulse (1) AStuart 4 3 2 9090X Double Vision (2) LMosely 3 04699 Hot Lips Brogden (3) KCameron 4 08346 Diamond Rule (4) JReedy 1 5 04726 Elroy Jetson (5) LDriver 6 0X09P Redback Jars (6) TThomas 7 05X00 Forthejoyofit (7) BChandler 8 8X Karanga Sweet P (8) BForrester  9 X4000 Mr Melsu (9) RHolmes Barrier

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60297 Beacon Hill (21) MPash 40808 Colonel Custard (22) BMorgan 27974 Arizona Eyre (23) MBrown

5:09 PM 806


S McNally L O'Reilly K Cameron J Curtin R Close (J) M Rennie S Ottley (J) G Smith R Holmes M Pash P Davis J Dunn

6 WESTPORT MOTOR HOTEL MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ c0, 2600m

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Can He Pay (1) MPash M Pash Glencarrigh (2) TCraddock S Ottley (J) 950 Breeny’s Smile (3) MHeenan M Heenan 0 Thingamajig (4) DFlint D Flint 6 Ohoka Royal (5) KCameron K Cameron 0900 Cherokee Red (6) NPunt S McNally Towie Zoe SCRATCHED 45432 Taittinger Rose (7) IThomas J Thomas (J) 03690 Tough Enough (8) MPash G Smith

10 3 4 11 1 12

89780 Benio Billie (21) RDunn J Dunn 5756 Young Mister Grace (22) DTaylor K Cox (J) 98 Ohoka Jett (23) MFuller J Curtin


Today at Hatrick Raceway

$1400, c2q, 305m PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer

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4:50 PM

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Today at Patterson Park (Grass)

1 0X506 Thanking You (1) KTownley J Dunn 1 2 00253 Sungait Sally (2) DBennett R Holmes 3 X6074 Henley Park (3) BBorcoskie P Borcoskie 4 89000 Sueno (4) SRoulston J Curtin 2 5 74802 Waihemo Angus (5) Hannah/Chappell 

M Grant R Adcock C Roberts J McInerney J Goode Lane&Wales

Westport Harness


PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer


D T Barnes J&D Fahey D Stapleton S&B Evans K Cassidy G Cleeve S&B Evans Hart&Taylor I Fensom G Cleeve

5 1X542 Hill of Grace nwtd 2 6 45513 His Lordship 31.45 7 31234 Cawbourne Aries 31.24 3 8 14124 Grunt Rodgers nwtd 9 43T51 Mr. Johnny 31.10 10 44453 Opawa Stella 31.13

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68854 Ringa Ding 17.58 54778 Thrilling Might 17.79

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43162 Another Groom 17.49 J McInerney 78778 Wandy On In 17.69 D Kingston 25321 Opawa Lean Meat 17.53 Lane&Wales 66362 Harper’s Bizarre 17.49 B Dann 66615 Otto Baxter nwtd J McInerney 54271 Rockwood Archie 17.58 McCook&Jopson 82415 Glenn Is Goodesy 17.20 L Waretini

Track Information Weather: Mostly cloudy.

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36588 Sea Spray Tich 17.50 12364 Pedro Force 17.33 53288 Benny’s Angel 17.46 16458 Abogado 17.32

3:06 PM

Casey&Fagan S&B Evans J McInerney M Flipp


1 4315 Big Muddy 17.63 4 Mitchell&Smith 1 2 14112 Gogo Rioli 17.42 J Dunn 2 3 21252 Red Hot Fury 17.59 McCook&Jopson PRETTY GOOD AT STUD STAKES 2:33 PM D Kingston $2200, c2, 520m 4 68258 Massage Only nwtd 3 1 68115 Opawa Summer 30.55 M Flipp Hart&Taylor 5 FX17 Celosia 18.00 3 6 74123 Homebush Haven 17.44 1 2 45114 Magic Emily 30.15 J McInerney Hart&Taylor 3 72518 Homebush Coral 31.11 G Cleeve J McInerney 7 57X76 Runway Queen 17.41 4 4 46231 Mulberry Brook 30.80 Casey&Fagan K Cassidy 8 27544 Gracy Racer 17.60 5 73654 Rocky Baxter nwtd J McInerney J McInerney 9 34281 Aokautere nwtd 6 1776X Line Honours 30.94 B Dann G Cleeve 10 451 Angel Noir 17.61 2 7 26232 Carat’s Prince 30.38 J&D Fahey SPEIGHT’S DASH 8 X5315 Dream Academy nwtd B Shaw 3:23 PM $1400, c2, 295m 9 26655 Cawbourne Crazy nwtd C Roberts 1 55857 Make Your Point 17.40 S&B Evans 10 31627 Rob’s Mate nwtd M&J Hill 3 2 36377 Wandy Destiny 17.54 G Cleeve 2 3 42318 Son of Grace 17.47  D Stapleton GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND DASH 2:50 PM J McInerney $1400, c2, 295m 4 43527 Another Becky 17.49 2 1 32233 Blickling Bridge 17.53 4 5 54446 Marmalade Skies 17.43 A Joyce J Dunn 2 67448 Yaldhurst Edward 17.38 J McInerney 6 77888 Rule Judge Judy 17.47 A Joyce 4 3 57X74 False Step nwtd J Dunn 7 75567 Cawbourne Plunge 17.71 J McInerney 4 34527 Rite Round Range 17.72 1 8 54112 Adroit 17.18 R Adcock A Bradshaw 3 5 52122 Opawa Hog 17.86 Lane&Wales 9 53288 Benny’s Angel 17.46 J McInerney 6 53537 Be Prepared 17.35 B Dann 10 47485 Maximum Jewel nwtd S&B Evans






1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 F T DOOLEY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS KAWATIRI CUP $12,000, 4yo+ c2 & faster discrhcp, 2600m

1 30483 Live Lea (1) GMcStay 3 R Holmes 1 2 42171 Franco Harrington (2) SMcRae S McNally 3 84128 Sailing On (3) AStuart 2 4 15334 Jerry Garcia (1) LO'Reilly L O'Reilly 5 2563X Fly The Flag (2) MNyhan P Davis 6 80101 Little Miss Sunshine (3) GPayneN Purdon (J) 7 00808 Sonnetsson (4) MNyhan S Golding (J) 8 55146 Iwannabebig (5) Fox/Johnson S Ottley (J) 9 63180 Star Black (6) JHay J Hay 4 10 31213 Graduate Under Fire (7) RDunn J Dunn 11 92556 Greenburn Creek (8) TButt B Butt 12 18984 Jeans Mattjesty (1) G&NHope R Close (J) 6:05 PM 808



$8000, 3yo+ c1, 2600m

2 1 79006 Bay Emerald (1) LDriver R Close (J) 2 82825 Vanilla Rose (2) MFuller 3 L O'Reilly 3 0X634 Donegal Cam’s Card (3) G&NHope G Smith 4  Speedy Jack SCRATCHED 5 083P7 Elbeau (4) DMitchell P Davis 6 10054 Cowboy (5) DTaylor K Cox (J) 1 7 29X1 Georgie Mach (6) D&CButt B Butt 8 94589 Will He Rule (7) JReedy J Curtin Vienna Eyre (8) PAnderson S Ottley (J) 9 33006 Barrier  4 10 633X2 All Delight (21) SMcRae S McNally 11 X5800 Rosetta Stone (22) MPash M Pash 12 04346 Johnny Eyre (23) MBrown J Dunn 13 100 Full Of Options (24) RHolmes R Holmes DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIE FIRST 4

2 3 3 $1700, c3, 305m 4 16223 Addicted 17.75 L Ahern 1 5 76377 Supreme Shelleen 17.73 J McInerney 6 74474 Crystal Wave 17.65 B Hodgson 2 7 62765 Homebush Buffy 17.51 J McInerney 8 47113 Chocdee Alice 17.66 J McInerney 9 42172 Agent Jorge 17.77 J Woolston-Bell 10

7:15 PM

1 1 2 2 3 4 PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION 6:15 PM 4 5 C2 $2200, c2, 520m 3 6 3 1 42123 Sarah’s Domain nwtd J McInerney J McArthur 2 65581 Matisse 30.38 N Udy 7 X1888 Gina Mac 17.71 J McInerney 2 3 21762 Dutchess Queen 30.55 J McArthur 8 75236 Homebush Domino 17.63 S Gommans 4 4 73213 Speedy Feet 30.33 K B Benson 9 88556 Starburst Blanch nwtd G&J Clarke 5 27515 Nose White 30.68 A Duganzich 10 54778 Thrilling Might 17.79 1 6 22251 Wallace Lad 30.47 L Ahern WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C3 7 32656 Opawa Jay nwtd A Clark 7:47 PM $2600, c3, 520m 8 45158 Mr. Darci 30.35 A&J.Hall 4 1 22351 Opawa Token 30.39 S Maher 9 46554 Bigtime Jet 30.20 L Ahern 3 2 53378 Botany Dave 30.25 J McInerney 10 38465 Thrilling Ava 30.22 B Marsh 3 47314 Alpinador 30.55 D Edlin 1 4 26422 Space Race 30.19 T McCracken HARRISON HIRE MASTER C3 6:45 PM 2 5 32211 Buster Boy 30.54 J McArthur $1700, c3, 305m G Hodgson 3 1 11128 Another Pizza 17.73 J McInerney 6 74874 Backyard Bully 29.85 B Hodgson 2 2 22822 Homebush Coco 17.70 J McInerney 7 53738 That’s King 30.50 L Ahern 3 15717 Miss McFly 17.76 T McCracken 8 78824 Nonu Nonu Boom 30.37 J McInerney 4 68437 Uno Flash 17.71 S Maher 9 55858 Cawbourne Tilly 30.36 J McInerney 4 5 65563 Homebush Lignite 17.59 J McInerney 10 86678 Cawbourne Bree 30.17 1 6 46463 Wong Way Susie 17.61 Freeman&Turnwald GARY ROSS DECORATOR C5 7 61877 Chelsea’s Beauty 17.84 T Downey 8:15 PM $2400, c5, 305m 8 83175 Genia Haka 17.79 4 1 46816 Starla 17.51 J McInerney G Quirk



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34264 Cosmic Fury 17.52 L Ahern 58422 Opawa Sister 17.52 N Udy 22317 Belkara 17.55 M Olden 31771 Nitro Luis 17.40 Freeman&Turnwald 21182 Jumpin Sally 17.59 J McInerney 33326 Run Lacey Run 17.33 Freeman&Turnwald 55661 Leadfoot Lenny 17.44 L Udy 17664 Bee Rabbit 17.38 L Ahern 71848 Eruza 17.50 L Ahern

Track Information Type: Grass; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1224m; Weather: Mainly fine. 6:35 PM 809






4yo+ c2-c3 spechcp, 2600m

1 51235 Justalittlebettor (1) D&CButt 3 B Butt 2 62177 Delgado (2) GSmith G Smith 3 10700 Threebee (3) MSmolenski J Curtin 4 4 60763 Whyamibettor (4) DPearce S Golding (J) 5 84128 Sailing On (5) AStuart S McNally 1 6 09441 Billythehuntedone (6) C&JDeFilippiS Ottley (J) 2 7 80613 Fastroundtown (7) RDunn J Dunn 8 3P009 Johnny Mick (u1) JRogers P Davis 9 209X0 Dream Gal (u2) PAnderson N Purdon (J) 10 7457X Kellyrox (1) NEdge J Thomas (J) 11  Louie Cullen SCRATCHED 12 02056 The Burning Question (u1) GSmith 

7:05 PM OPT 810

T Woodward

$8000, 4yo+ c1 & faster discrhcp, 2600m

1 42647 Sarah Palin (1) MNyhan 3 S Golding (J) 2 67224 Speedy Earl (2) KCameron K Cameron 3 73100 Make My Night (3) WJennens B Butt 4 20090 Thanksforplaying (4) GMills C McDowell 5 P4000 Gordon Trotter (5) PHill L O'Reilly 6 49048 Holdon Toyaspurs (6) NEdge J Thomas (J) 7 48402 Armed Force (7) PAnderson S Ottley (J) 8 41200 Aile Rouge (1) RHolmes R Holmes 9 96700 Eyrewell Pegasus (2) MNyhan P Davis 10 00950 Earls Buller Girl (3) TCraddock M Pash 2 11 62165 All Shook Up (4) GSmith G Smith 1 12 55995 Sunchita (5) BHill J Curtin 13 84689 Joltin Joe Demagio (6) MHeenanM Heenan 4 14 17004 Franco Nadal (u1) BWaldron S McNally 15 5180X Patch Bromac (1) GSmith T Woodward Track Information Weather: Fine.

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47811 Graduation 29.95 L Ahern 72374 Red Crystal 30.16 B Hodgson 58617 Bigtime Dasher 30.09 L Ahern 51556 Stay Young 30.31 Freeman&Turnwald 77355 El Jetta 30.06 L Ahern

9:35 PM


WANGANUI CHRONICLE C4 $2000, c4, 305m

1 31142 Ruapehu 17.83 1 G&J Clarke 2 2 5545X Waterbug 17.68 L Udy 3 76174 Legend Bee 17.73 J Woolston-Bell 3 4 24532 Stiff Drink 17.71 Freeman&Turnwald THE ROCK 95.2FM C5 4 5 677X3 Visionary Man 17.35 L MacDonald 8:43 PM $2400, c5, 305m 6 35657 Exponential Lily 17.51 L Ahern 1 72874 Cawbourne Bully 17.44 G Quirk 7 32513 Another Coffee 17.55 J McInerney 1 2 22335 Sir Richie 17.41 L Ahern 8 76532 Homebush Limbo 17.64 J McInerney 4 3 22814 Armed Forces 17.42 L Ahern 9 14568 Emma Marie 17.71 T Downey 3 4 11516 Tepirita Rita 17.50 Freeman&Turnwald 10 3565X Fastback King nwtd A Clark 5 31736 Swapan 17.61 N Udy CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C4 6 72215 Homebush Sarge 17.78 J McInerney 10:05 PM $2000, c4, 305m 7 65261 Matilda’s Babe 17.53 J McArthur G&J Clarke 2 8 11127 Popsome Tags 17.34 Freeman&Turnwald 2 1 18582 Ngauruhoe 17.69 3 2 17645 All The Milk 17.83 G Quirk 9 17664 Bee Rabbit 17.38 L Ahern 3 21216 Homebush Crash 17.36 J McInerney 10 71848 Eruza 17.50 L Ahern 1 4 16445 Rosemore Osti 17.23 L Ahern L Bell KEENAN CONCRETE C4/5 5 71664 Flying Blake 17.72 9:05 PM $3600, c4/5, 520m 6 17451 Shaga Banga Bang 17.58 Goldsack&Denby 1 51485 Opawa Natty 30.68 S Maher 7 81667 Opawa Sacha 17.56 R Murray 1 2 11225 Mammy Brown 29.98 4 8 34485 Slangevar 17.55 L Ahern D Little 3 3 1PX37 Ritza Jack 29.64 L Ahern 9 14568 Emma Marie 17.71 T Downey 4 4 52211 Tifino 30.04 A Duganzich 10 56853 Uno Allegro 17.42 L Ahern




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11242 Oor Wullie (6) 60 JDalton M Cropp (a2) 35520 No Emotion (10) 59.5 MPitman L Callaway 25606 Confused (8) 58.5 J&KParsons C Johnson 28001 The Groomsman (5) 57.5 SPrice J Wong (a3) 12167 Commanding Oak (2) 56.5 MPitmanA Morgan (a2) 74417 Annabel Rose (1) 55.5 J&KParsonsK Williams 16305 Blue ’N’ Gold (3) 55.5 B&SAnderton1 S Muniandy    8 74730 Back Burner (9) 55 PRobson T Moseley   9 23118 She’s Insatiable (4) 54.5 TCharlesS Wynne (a2) 2 10 52051 Gossip Girl (7) 54 MPitman D Walsh

1:05 PM 602

 1 4  1  2 3  3 2  4   5   6   7


11 Belle Miraaj (7) 58 GRobinson D Bradley 16. Vector Change (5) 58 TRae D Prastiyou (a3) 232 So Vital (3) 55.5 MPitman A Morgan (a2) 25X Princess Brook (4) 55 TKennedy1C Johnson 544 Dragons Den (1) 54 MPitman D Walsh Thewayiam (2) 54 B&SAnderton1S Muniandy Young Issy (6) 54 TKennedy1 C Barnes (a2)

1:40 PM 603




$17,500, R75 benchmark, 1200m

 1 23211. The Governator (11) 61 MPitmanA Morgan (a2) 2    2 3X27X Mr Trimbole (2) 60 NGraham1 J Wong (a3)

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Tomorrow at Wingatui

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Otago Races


PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer


March 8, 2014

  3 X1169 Tommy Tucker (5) 59.5 B&SAnderton1

D Prastiyou (a3)   4 51X0P. Astralight (1) 58.5 SPrice L Callaway   5 44896 Kirkie (8) 58.5 PRichards1 D Walsh 1  6 32042. Berenice (7) 57.5 MPitman B Pitman (a1)   7 1530X Tacticall (3) 57.5 LLatta C Barnes (a2) 3  8 95X13 Gold Rock (4) 56.5 Champion/Murphy S Wynne (a2) 4  9 42285 Cracker (6) 56 J&KParsons A Frye (a1)  10 Arista SCRATCHED  11 X2481 Delzzup (9) 55.5 NRidley T Moseley  12 098X0 Strike Up The Band (10) 55.5 J&JGordon  R Doherty 

 14 90902 Master Chief (5) 55 KTyler R Black (a2) A 15 X6496. Tug O’ War (11) 54 B&SAnderton1J Chong (a3)





March 8, 2014

 3 X2134. Albany Reunion (6) 58 NTiley M Du Plessis 1  3  4 42X24 Silverdale (5) 58 SAutridge V Colgan   5 4210X Handsome Mates (7) 57.5 D&DLoganN Harris   6 25912 Ewenight (4) 57 MPhillips R Myers   7 L7386 Rough Odds (3) 57 LMolloy M Dee (a1) 4  8 280X2 Spitfire Lady (2) 56 Moroney/Ormsby C Grylls






11:45 AM


Gore Harness

Sunday at Gore


$6000, 3yo+ c0, 2600m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver

  1 68008 Sundon Invasion (1) GMcEwan G McEwan 1  2 34427 Maidofdiamonds (2) SMooreB Williamson (J)   3 7 Hope And Pray (3) CLaurenson N Williamson   4 O’Driscoll (4) BCWallace B Wallace 3  5 05344 Another Crusher (5) CLaurenson B McLellan   6 35369 Phat Freddy’s Drop (6) SMatheson1D Dunn   7 3530X Snow Boy (7) SLock S Lock  8  Eyre's A Rag Doll SCRATCHED 2  9 24097 Cool Son (u1) RSwain1 R Swain 4 10 26426 Kiwi Kex (u2) ESwain E Swain  11 55007 Hazel Alice (u3) CBuchan C Buchan



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0942 Unicorn Power (10) 56.5 B&SAnderton1 S Muniandy  13 4 Colonel Anne (5) 56.5 J&KParsonsK Williams



Tomorrow at Ellerslie


Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Dead; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 2000m; Straight: 350m; Rail: True; Weather: Few showers.


Auckland Races

$40,000, opn hcp, 1600m PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey

2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 6-7-8-9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 6 X6021 Parnell Prince (8) 55 NCoulbeck A Frye (a) 2    7 31383 Chapel Star (13) 54 TKennedy1 R Bishop   8 68235 Credit Crunch (7) 54 MPitman B Pitman (a) 4  1 61412. El Chico (2) 61 MPitman P Shaikh (a4) SAPERAVI & MINSTREL COURT @WILLOW GLEN   9 03163. Lakers Bay (11) 54 NWigley S Wynne (a) 4:06 PM 2  2 94751 Pinsgold (10) 59 NCoulbeck C Barnes (a2) OPT 607 STUD R75 $17,500, R75 bmk, 1600m  10 37141 Ortem Fire (5) 54 B&SAnderton1D Prastiyou (a)   3 37403 Anzac Star (7) 56 PRichards1D Prastiyou (a3) 4  1 54541 Fragrant (1) 60 MPitman P Shaikh (a4)  11 27856 Irish Bay (1) 54 T&LPrendergast C Barnes (a)   4 05034 Go Go Dingo (8) 55.5 TRae D Bradley   2 76967 The Hand Of Faith (14) 59 LSFaberM Cropp (a2) D Walsh   5 09X07 Big Red (9) 54.5 GCampbell1 T Moseley   3 36166 Mikabella (11) 58.5 J&KParsonsA Morgan (a2)  12 18007 Dillinger (3) 54 J&KParsons 4 13 42411 Revolutionary (6) 54 JHay K Williams 3  6 51443 The Jester (4) 54.5 DBros D Walsh  1  4 52932 Five Kings (13) 58 BTapper M Haruki (a3)   7 5770X Cangowest (5) 54 LLatta K Williams   5 43637 Heza Kool Kat (3) 57.5 KTyler J Wong (a3) 5:26 PM WHITE ROBE LODGE R65m $15,000,   8 21565 Coup Darci Be (6) 54 MPitman A Morgan (a2)   6 19234 Hit The Bit (12) 57 TCharles R65 benchmark*, 1600m R Black (a2) OPT 609 BONNIE KNIGHTS MOTEL R65m $15,000,  2:16 PM 1  9 64322 Valiant (1) 54 B&SAnderton1 T Direen (a1) 3  7 04335 Swami (6) 57 TKennedy1 D Bradley   1 X3056 Squash (12) 59 J&KParsons C Johnson OPT 604 R65 benchmark*, 1200m   1 46305 Killa Question (1) 59 MPitman D Walsh  10 X2229 Black Berry Punch (3) 54 PRobson L Callaway 2  8 61672 Winchester (10) 56.5 J&KParsonsC Johnson   2 36205 Barberry Roze (13) 58 MPitman D Walsh J Chong (a3) NEW ZEALAND BLOODSTOCK AIRFREIGHT   9 66X51 Ryan John (7) 56 Champion/MurphyS Wynne (a2)   3 03730 Ishigold (6) 58 MHamilton 1  2 X2222. Drumregal (4) 58.5 TKennedy1T Direen (a1) 3:26 PM 2  4 96653 Norah (7) 58 B&SAnderton1D Prastiyou (a3) STAKES(LISTED) $50,000, 3yof sw, 1400m  10 73064. El Bee Dee (5) 55.5 RMcKay OPT 606 K Williams    3 53175 Our Santana (13) 58.5 PRichards1 2  1 114. Madam Victoria (8) 56.5 TRae D Bradley  11 06522 Wiseguy (4) 55.5 MPitman 1  5 56X14 Lakota (10) 57.5 TCharles R Black (a2) D Prastiyou (a3)   D Walsh    4 3248X Individual (10) 58 CSpittles 1  2 193X2 Orovela (12) 56.5 Champion/Murphy A Frye (a)  12 X1777 Remind Me (8) 54 TKennedy1 T Direen (a1)   6 01592 Ruby’s Rose (4) 57.5 B&SAnderton1C Barnes (a2) C Spittles  2  5 413. Milk It (9) 58 ATaylor D Bothamley   3 876X6 Rachel Rafter (11) 56.5 Kevin&PamHughes R Bishop  13 606X7. Tallyho Tui (2) 54 SHaisma C Barnes (a2) 4  7 X1883. Evidence (2) 57.5 BGliddon L Callaway 3  8 93020 Keynote (14) 56.5 J&KParsons A Frye (a1)   6 04617 Mt Difficulty (6) 57.5 LLatta K Williams    14 09005 Themoneyzmine (9) 54 J & K Parsons  A Frye (a1) 4  4 1 Soubrettes (3) 56.5 M&MBrown D Walsh   9 20128. Polly’s Sister (11) 56.5 GGibson T Moseley   7 X3650. Secret Guru (2) 57.5 B&SAnderton1 C Barnes (a2)   5 16329. Avow (6) 56.5 B&SAnderton1 T Direen (a) 4:46 PM  NATURAL DESTINY AT CLEARVIEW PARK  10 47908 St Bernard (16) 56.5 SMcGarry1M Cropp (a2)   8 3858X Richard Trimbole (14) 57 NGraham1R Doherty   6 1 Gallant Ruby (1) 56.5 B&SAnderton1C Barnes (a) OPT 608 OPEN MILE $25,000, opn hcp, 1600m  11 50105 Eldante (15) 56 TKennedy1 S Muniandy 3  9 41443 Ask Me (3) 56.5 MPitman 3  7 14 The Barmaid (7) 56.5 DBros B Pitman (a1)  R Black (a)   1 27124. Captain Todd (4) 59 T&MStokes M Cropp (a)  12 80424. Red Bull (5) 56 SPrince1 K Williams 4 10 1340. Meursault (7) 56 LLatta 3  2 12001 Sucre (10) 57.5 SBellew C Johnson   8 510 Romney (13) 56.5 LBeck J Morris  D Bradley  13 94402 Alyssa Belle (8) 55.5 BTapper M Haruki (a3)  11 1 Raw Gold (8) 55.5 SAnderton1 J Morris   9 398X3 Silhouette Noire (9) 56.5 TRae R Bishop   3 45426. Ric O’Shea (9) 57.5 SPrince1 D Bothamley  14 19497 Whare Creek (1) 55.5 B&SAnderton1T Direen (a1)  12 1  4 31263 Paraketo (2) 56 J&KParsons Shaylee Wilde SCRATCHED  10 223 Miss Alice (2) 56.5 J&KParsons C Johnson  C Johnson  15 49953 Google Me (9) 55.5 KTyler J Wong (a3)  13 88062 Navigator (12) 55.5 J&JGordon L Callaway  11 56054 Libetto (4) 56.5 N&BBlatch T Moseley   5 1X545. Electronic Motion (12) 55.5 ATaylorL Callaway  16 8680X Puddle Alley (3) 55 DHorrell1 R Doherty 2:50 PM OPT 605

  6 53312. Eveready (9) 55.5 AFuller T Thornton   7 81813 Miss Daisy (5) 55.5 IAdams M Du Plessis 2  8 177X1 Beauty’s Beast (8) 55.5 DGreene V Colgan   9 X1222. Spare The Moment (3) 55.5 R&DLangR Jones 1  1 2206X Maximum Height (6) 59 AFuller T Thornton  10 Starcheeka SCRATCHED 2  2 40653 Capone (1) 58 DGuy P Turner (a1)  11 73757. Melody Celebre (1) 55 LSaunders M Sweeney 4  3 86555 Estrato (8) 57 P&JMcKay M Coleman  12 24441 Onlyarose (6) 55 KFursdon A Jones (a4)   4 79730 Undisclosed (2) 57 P&JMcKay S Spratt 2:34 PM NOVOTEL R65 $30,000, R65 R Myers   5 06202 Worthing (3) 55.5 GAlton M Cameron OPT 214 benchmark*, 2100m  13 11X5X Sonata (14) 55 RMcCarroll M Coleman   6 18069. Boninsky (4) 55 MFalconer M Walker  2  1 51245 Lion Rock Hill (10) 59 BWallace M Dee (a1) 4 14 24611 In Style (12) 54.5 DGuy A'Larose SCRATCHED   7 36111 Benzini (5) 54.5 Adrian&HarryBull R Myers   2 04182 Mons Calpe (2) 59 Mitchell/KenyonR Smyth (a2)  15 1 16 12 Belial (11) 54.5 NTiley R Smyth (a2) 3  8 26121 Travel Wise (7) 54.5 BWallace M Dee (a1) 1  3 30414 Zaberto (5) 58 AJohnson M Du Plessis    9 49549 Secret’s Only (9) 53 JMahoney M Du Plessis   4 04620 Bachelor’s Dream (11) 57 M/RogersS Spratt HAUNUI FARM DIAMOND STAKES 3:46 PM   5 19569. Catch On (7) 56.5 DWiles M Sweeney OPT 216 $200,000, 2yo sw, 1200m THE BREEZE R65 $30,000, R65 1:25 PM 2  1 21131. Vespa (8) 56.5 JBenner M Du Plessis OPT 212 benchmark*, 1400m   6 06109 Makers Mark (6) 56.5 BWallace V Colgan    1 8583X Otto The Great (7) 59 DWalker R Smyth (a2)   7 03638 Rock Express (1) 56 SCrawford R Jones   2 21671 Prince Mambo (2) 56.5 SMcKee M Walker 3  2 70665 Tango Terrific (2) 59 Lucock/Gillespie C Dell (a1) 3  8 39547 The Final Round (8) 56 SMarsh O Bosson 1  3 21223 Riding Shotgun (6) 56.5 LMolloy O Bosson R Myers   4 8421 Artic Wolf (7) 56.5 LMolloy M Hills 1  3 6270X Orion (8) 58 Baker/Forsman O Bosson   9 8019 Meir (13) 55.5 MBrooks R Norvall  3  5 31212 Steel Rose (5) 54.5 JWheeler S Collett   4 46221. Connor John (1) 57.5 JMorell R Myers  10 04X77 Cool One (12) 54.5 JRuddell S Spratt   5 X7664 Gold ’N Mac (3) 57.5 Lucock/Gillespie M Walker  11 20960 Sing For The Sun (4) 54.5 TDevcich J Jago   6 1363. O’Marilyn (9) 54.5 SMcKee D Johnson   6 97615 Silver Platter (4) 56.5 BDyke D Johnson  12 06063 Team Pete (14) 54.5 CPomare D Johnson 4  7 42814. Way In (3) 54.5 SRitchie C Dell (a1)   8 224 Platinum Balos (10) 54.5 LLatta V Colgan 2  7 13952. Starry Heights (9) 56.5 CSmith S Spratt 4 13 02266 Smuckers (3) 54 CEvans T Thornton   9 27182 Duey (1) 54.5 LLaing R Norvall   8 41 Dalezinga (10) 56 SWenn T Wenn (a3)  14 7P653 Table One (9) 54 CCleghorn Bountiful (4) 54.5 BWallace T Thornton 4  9 18374 Kalevala (5) 56 JMahoney M Cameron 3:08 PM THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD R75  10 $30,000, R75 benchmark, 1200m  10 2X186 Cinna Miss (11) 55 ROtto M Du Plessis OPT 215 MAGNUM-NZTBA MR TIZ TROPHY M Dee (a1) 4:26 PM  11 78253 Always On My Mind (6) 54.5 LNoble R Jones   1 13985 Nine Pin (13) 60 LMolloy $70,000, 3yo sw+p, 1200m   2 64124 Cartell (10) 59 Collett/McRae B Hutton (a3) OPT 217 1  1 11121. Bounding (10) 57 K&BKelso M Du Plessis SHAILER RACING RATING 85 1400  2:00 PM 3  3 1X522 Austin Road (7) 57 ODuffy D Johnson OPT 213 $30,000, R85 benchmark, 1400m   4 06133. Copacabana (2) 57 GRichardson C Grylls   2 21312 Simbaah (6) 56 Collett/McRae S Spratt 2  1 21120. Jubilate (8) 60 GRichardson B Hutton (a3)   5 64103 Absolutely Sacred (4) 56.5 Pike/Donoghue   3 27341 Touche (2) 56 JBenner M Dee (a)   2 94010. Moneytree (1) 58.5 K&BHawtin M Walker  O Bosson M Walker   4 42311 Von Krumm (9) 56 CMcNab 12:50 PM 211



March 9, 2014

 11 8X080 Winfield Dougall (u4) DGordon D Gordon   3 246X7 Chief Thundercloud (3) KMoore T Sherborne (J) 1 12 30X51 Perfect Sunrise (u5) Cox/McGrannachanJ H Cox    4 31008 Tic Tac Bromac (4) ABlack A Veint (J) 4  5 78706 Van Eva (5) SCook C Ferguson (J) TOTAL BODY FITNESS/THE SANCTUARY  1:10 PM MOB PACE $6000, 2yo+ c0, 1800m   6 88447 Hudson Sully (6) BNegus J Young (J)   1 00900 Fortyseven Cruiser (1) AKyle A Kyle  1  7 22115 Armbro Teehee (7) TButt K Butt (J)   2 One Cool Chick (2) RSwain1 R Swain  2  Smart Caesar (8) NEdge I Lee (J)  8 31127 Barrier  3  3 36733 Miss Pembroke (3) CBarron C Barron 3  9 X9510 Belmont Fire (21) DWilliamsonR McIlwrick (J)  



Smokin Home (4) NBurton

N Burton

 5 747 First Flight In (5) PDevery 1  A Armour 2  6 70672 Vedika (6) BNorman D Dunn   7 63486 Aveross Brachole (7) ABlack A Beck   Lavish Blowback (8) G&CLee G Lee  8 480 Barrier    9 38 Canderdel (21) G&JKnight M Williamson SBS BANK PACE  10 49870 Combien (22) MKerr1 M Kerr 12:10 PM $6000, 3yo+ c0, 2600m  11 9X Cuzzies Rocket (23) SLock S Lock   1 88090 Manchester Tom (1) MPrendergast   12 47840 Gabby’s Knight (24) C Morley  K Larsen  M Prendergast   2 70 Panadean (2) G&JKnight M Williamson  13 08994 Blue Eyed Suzie (25) BShirley N Williamson   3 06670 Rylin Summer (3) CBuchan C Ferguson (J) 4 14 P0X43 Nothingforthemedia (u1) DMcLachlan S Walkinshaw   4 00094 Fizz Bang (4) APaisley B Barclay  3  5 02324 Jetrange (5) BShirley N Williamson LOVERIDGE HOMEKILL TROT 2  6 7X087 Spencer Gore (6) NMunro T Williams 1:40 PM $7000, 3yo+ c1, 2600m   7 25730 Data Base (7) HHunter S Walkinshaw   1 0940X Martini (1) DO'Connell D O'Connell 1  8 80X88 Whynottagrey (8) THolland1 T Holland   2 500X8 Chevy Corvette (2) Cox/McGrannachanJ H Cox   9 59758 Lively Jendi (9) SLock S Lock   3 82494 Starlight Invasion (3) DMcLachlan S Walkinshaw  10 46809 Bryleigh Jewel (10) BNorman D Dunn  S Lock 4 11 73787 Rainbow Romance (u1) TKilkelly A Beck   4 179P0 Apollo Mission (4) SLock   5 20780 Overcast (5) APaisley B Barclay HEARTLAND HOTEL TROT   6 04400 Reserve Banks (6) OLawrence C Graham 12:40 PM $7000, 3yo+ c1, 2600m   7 27350 Space Ace (7) AMalcolmson D Dunn 4  1 35464 Royal Squeeze (1) TStratford M Williamson 2  8 60333 Chiola Belle (u1) PWilliamson J W Cox   2 28266 Goodboy Tiger (2) BNegus C Negus 3  9 01 Swept Away (u2) NWilliamsonR McIlwrick (J)   3 46030 John Henry Galleon (3) CGerken A Armour 4 10 20000 Sure Sign (u3) NWilliamson N Williamson   4 31P70 Phil’s Folly (4) NWilliamson R McIlwrick (J)  11 19805 Golden Gate (u4) JRyan1 J Ryan 2  5 218 Queen Kenny (5) TBarron B Williamson (J) 1 12 010 Larch (u5) GMcClymont K Larsen   6 02953 Miri (6) DO'Connell D O'Connell   7 65005 Speedy Success (7) AClark A Beck BRENT SHIRLEY/DEXTER DUNN MOBILE 2:10 PM PACE $7000, 4yo+ c2 jun.d, 1800m   8 08290 Mokosun (u1) CLaurenson B McLellan 3  9 P3168 Cum Laude (u2) CWalsh B Barclay   1 X2805 Ronnoco (1) KO'Connor T Quate (J)  10 X0930 Easy Option (u3) NWilliamson N Williamson   2 52379 Christy Breanna (2) TBarron B Williamson (J)






1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 8-9-10 ($500,000)

 2 14152 Shuka (8) 59 P&DWilliams 2  D Johnson   3 17510 Historian (6) 59 GAlton M Cameron   4 20119 Alpine Heights (3) 59 J&KParsons T Thornton   5 53431 Fortune Knight (2) 59 T&MCarterM Sweeney 1  6 668X1 Silent Achiever (5) 57 RJames V Colgan   7 64213 The Solitaire (7) 57 SAnderton M Walker 3  8 43121 Costume (10) 57 G&DRogerson M Coleman   9 93055 Soriano (4) 57 G&DRogerson M Du Plessis TRANSPACIFIC INDUSTRIES GROUP R85  4 10 71213 Etoile Filante (9) 57 P&DWilliams M Dee (a) $30,000, R85 benchmark, 2100m

 5 Belial SCRATCHED   6 74210 Custer (7) 56 GHughes L Satherley 3  7 13310. Shezhardtocatch (1) 55 BWallace V Colgan   8 1116X Orbity (3) 55 Baker/Forsman D Johnson 2  9 1151. Silver Eclipse (8) 54 Ramsay/RitchieM Coleman 4 10 11. Angelica Hall (4) 54 JBridgman M Cameron  11 85262. A’Larose (5) 54 RPriscott R Myers 5:06 PM 218



  1 500X0. Endor (7) 59 G&DRogerson O Bosson 1  2 X0326 The Tidy Express (4) 57.5 RJames R Smyth (a2) 2  3 35112 Coachline (6) 57.5 Collett/McRae M Dee (a1)   4 40090 Arcenciel (5) 56.5 RManning M Du Plessis   5 50218 Re Deel (11) 56.5 PLock T Thornton 4  6 42075 Taaxman (8) 56.5 TGillies C Grylls   7 X5199 Precious Time (3) 56 JBridgman M Cameron   8 21091 Ready Steady (2) 55.5 P&DWilliamsD Johnson   9 13320 Lion Red (13) 55.5 SClotworthy M Walker 3 10 20725 Revelator (9) 55 Moroney/Ormsby M Coleman  11 Mapmaker SCRATCHED  12 09009 Lucky Charm (10) 54 TLomas J Jago  13 22411 Grace O’Malley (1) 54 MBrooks  14 76X80 Malbec (12) 54 JRuddell R Norvall


2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 11-12-13 10-11-12-13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13


$10,000, 4yo+ c3-c8 spechcp, 2600m

  1 61997 Farmer Dons (1) AMilne 4  2 X2301 Harry Mac (2) NWilliamson N Williamson   3 32116 Sharpenuff (3) Cox/Hoffman J W Cox   4 76050 Quick As I Can (4) BNegus D Dunn 3  5 36485 Canardly Lover (5) HHunter H Hunter   6 P7547 Alta Capone (u1) NEdge K Barclay 2  7 1035X Run Fatboy Run (1) MGutsell1 C Barron   8 44777 Bettor’s Brigadier (u1) DMcLachlan 

1  9 

S Walkinshaw 21071 Cam Before The Storm (1) G&JKnight M Williamson

4:04 PM




AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS R75 MILE $30,000, R75 bmk, 1600m

 1 X5102 Loves The Show (1) 59 JWheeler N Harris 1   2  Secret's Only SCRATCHED 3  3 22021 Nordic Knight (9) 58 NTiley R Smyth (a2) 4  4 18134 Take Charge (12) 58 SMcKee M Cameron   5 05844 Ray’s Girl (5) 57.5 RLiefting B Grylls (a1)   6 40322 The Last Shower (14) 57 Moroney/Ormsby 

D Johnson

M Du Plessis

  7 12602 Vibrant (2) 56.5 SMcKee S Spratt   8 X9144 All’s Fair (11) 56.5 Herbert/Roustoby O Bosson   9 2X361 Alessandra (4) 56 RJames V Colgan 2 10 72132 Lady Eiko (7) 56 MMurdoch T Thornton  11 53547 Kaleidoscope (10) 55.5 O'Sullivan/Scott




6:26 PM OPT 220

 12 10158. One O Eight (13) 55.5 T&MCarterM Sweeney M Dee (a1) LINDAUER NEW ZEALAND STAKES  13 31425 Gisela (8) 55 MFalconer 5:46 PM OPT 219 $200,000, wfa, 2000m  14 40X75 Kidwelly (3) 54.5 Moroney/Ormsby C Grylls   1 06981 Nashville (1) 59 Adrian&HarryBull O Bosson  15 X0466 Lok’n’Kay (6) 54 ROtto M Coleman

  6 30383 Chief Kapai (6) APaisley A Beck 1  7 09X13 Odette Jaccka (7) MGBrown A Armour   Mike McKaid (8) RWilson D Dunn  8 49700 Barrier    9 00004 Gino D’Acampo (21) Cox/Hoffman J W Cox A 10 0000X Langham Gold (22) SLock S Lock  11 44595 Hadrian (23) DWilson A Veint (J)  12 05475 Knapdale Lady (24) RSwain1 R Swain GORE WORKOUTS COMMITTEE HCP TROT  13 91000 Mach Varno (25) DMcLachlan S Walkinshaw 2:48 PM $8000, 4yo+ c2-c5 spechcp, 2600m  14 50600 Blanco (26) MTapper T Holland   1 51250 Merilane (1) BNegus J W Cox  15 Alexy SCRATCHED 4  2 50163 Harlindon (2) BShirley N Williamson B Barclay   3 8X771 French Desire (3) AMalcolmson A Malcolmson 2 16 76314 The Octagon (u1) LPearson   4 2015P Trade Me Now (4) BNorman D Dunn VAN DE WATER JEWELLER HCP PACE 4:42 PM $7000, 4yo+ c1-c2 spechcp, 2600m   5 34201 Waitoto Express (5) SCampbell T Williams   6 59909 Spin Doctor (u1) DO'Connell D O'Connell B 1 46078 Bettabe Perfect (1) ABeck H Hunter 1  7 59995 Given (u2) GMcClymont K Larsen   2 53846 Minstrel Boy (2) HHunter 4  3 38202 Nothing But Girls (3) CBarron C Barron 3  8 05663 Moon Countess (1) G&CLee G Lee  A Armour 2  9 00759 Experiment (u1) TBarron B Barclay   4 25457 Taieri Wings (4) CGerken   5 35471 Don’t Die Working (5) R&JMcEwan 3:26 PM

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Dead; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1876m; Straight: 382m; Rail: Out 4m; Weather: Partly cloudy.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

In brief


Harsh lessons for youngsters By Michael Brown For all the promise this young All Whites side possess, they were taught some harsh realities about international football in a 4-2 defeat to Japan in Tokyo. The final scoreline had a degree of respectability about it but the game was over as a contest inside 17 minutes as Japan took advantage of some dithering defending. The first goal was scored as early as the fourth minute after hesitancy from left-back Bill Tuiloma and goalkeeper Glen Moss, the second came through a needless penalty, the third when Masato Morishige beat Chris Wood and Andrew Durante to a cross and the fourth when Shinji Okazaki was left alone at the far post. Even then, Moss won’t be happy with some of the goals conceded in front of 47,000 fans at the last game at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium before it’s rebuilt for the 2020 Olympic Games. The stand-in captain been in terrific form for the Wellington Phoenix of late but failed to stop an ordinary penalty attempt from Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa and the fourth goal slipped through his grasp. Interim coach Neil Emblen had said beforehand the one thing he wanted from his side was resilience, a never-say-die attitude. That was sadly lacking in the early stages of the match and Japan’s slick ball movement allowed them to get in behind New Zealand’s defence down both flanks. “I wish it had started 10 minutes into the game,” Emblen said. “When you make mistakes, individual errors, communication mistakes and with good finishing from Japan, the game was already over. “We haven’t made Japan earn

Three teams are set to appear in senior cricket’s Muirhead Rosebowl semi-finals, with the fourth team to be decided in tomorrow’s final round. Lauriston and the Tech Stags are locked in on nine points and are in the box seat to earn homefield advantage. The Tech Sharks are third equal with Allenton on six but as the Sharks hold tiebreakers over both Coldstream and Methven they are guaranteed a top four spot no matter how the fare against Lauriston. Lauriston have already won the Studholme Shield and are the defending Muirhead Rosebowl champions but they put the Bevan Stroud Memorial Challenge Trophy up for grabs for the final time, which the Sharks have already held twice this season. Coldstream are a chance of claiming fourth spot but require the Stags to deliver a win over Allenton and beat Methven to take fourth. Methven, the Pritchard Shield winners, are out of the running having lost to both Allenton and the Sharks.

Hayden Roulston will ride in the 188km Strade Bianche with his Trek factory Racing Team on Sunday (NZ time). The one day race in Italy will be Roulston’s first race since completing the Tour of Oman a fortnight ago. It will be a good hit out before Roulston races the Tirreno Adriatico, a seven day Italian tour starting on March 13. Five days later he will then potentially ride in the first true Classic of the year, the Milan San Remo, a 299km one day race.

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Japan’s Keisuke Honda controls the ball, chased by New Zealand’s Andrew Durante during their Kirin Challenge Cup international friendly on Wednesday night. AP Photo

the goals, we’ve given them away. That was disappointing because after then we had plenty of chances of as well. We could have scored more goals as well and that was really encouraging.” There was actually plenty to like about aspects of the All Whites’ performance, particularly in the front third. Not only did they score two goals to Chris Wood but they looked composed on the ball and carved out a handful of very good chances and should

have scored more against an opposition bound for this year’s World Cup. The squad will be better for the experience. It could be an exciting period for All Whites football, with so many talented, young players but Wednesday’s match also showed how much they still need to improve. There were two debutants, three teenagers, an average age of 23 and seven of the starting side had a combined 24 internationals between them. It would be wrong to suggest

they’re not up to international standard and dispense with them and the side was missing Winston Reid, Marco Rojas and Tommy Smith. “For 80 minutes we were pretty competitive, scored a couple of good goals and put in a good performance in my mind,” Emblen said. This young team now need more games as they build to the next World Cup campaign. Sadly, there’s nothing on the calendar and the next fixture probably won’t be until September. - APNZ

Aussies soak up classic series win Australia’s Test series win over South Africa is their first on foreign soil in almost two years, but could be far more meaningful than just that. Home-ground advantage has taken on a life of its own in recent years of Test cricket - in 2013, there were two victories recorded by touring sides, and

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both of them came in Zimbabwe. Australia have bucked the trend and risen to No.2 in the ICC’s rankings by inflicting the Proteas’ first Test series loss since the two teams butted heads five years ago. Time will tell if it’s a changing of the guard, as South Africa reel from the retirements of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis in quick succession.

Of the XI who boosted Australia to a 245-run win in Cape Town, only Brad Haddin, Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson remain from the 2009 series. For the likes of David Warner, who smashed three centuries on the tour and is in the form of his life, the 2-1 result will forever be a career highlight. “I know tonight is going to

be very special for all of us. It’s been a long time since we’ve won away from home,” said Warner, the obvious man of the match and series. “We’re going to enjoy this and hopefully we can win many more away,” he said. “Any time that you beat the No.1 team in the world, that’s extremely special”, said Michael Clarke. - AAP

The Mid Canterbury Tennis interclub season winds down this weekend with final outing on Saturday. In the morning all of the junior grades, from Junior C up to B grade, will conclude their seasons including the B grade final between Allenton Maroon and Allenton Green. The juniors return the following week for the B grade and below tournament and come back on March 31 for the end of season prize giving. In Open A grade the top two teams Tinwald and Dorie go head-to-head while Allenton are up against Hinds.

Tour de Wakanui The Tinwald Cycling Club have their annual three-stage Mini-Tour this Sunday. For a third season in a row the three races will be based at Wakanui. Stage one is a 40km race featuring 1.2km of shingle, followed by a an 8km time trail along Christies Road and a 26km from Wakanui Beach back to Wakanui to finish. The junior and division two have a 16km handicap and an optional 8km time trial.

Brazil, Spain impress Neymar scored a hat-trick as Brazil routed South Africa 5-0 while Spain edged fellow heavyweights Italy 1-0, but a host of World Cup rivals faltered yesterday. Ninetynine days out from the World Cup, there were unimpressive 1-0 friendly wins for England and Germany over Denmark and Chile respectively. Argentina and Colombia were held to draws while fellow finalists Australia, Ghana and the United States were all beaten. - AFP

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Crockett nudges Perry to the bench BY JONATHAN LEASK


After starting both the Crusaders’ losses to start the Super 15 former Mid Canterbury prop Tim Perry has shifted to the bench for the clash with the Stormers tomorrow night. Their city has been battered during the week now the winless Crusaders face their own storm, starring down a third straight loss. Crusaders coach Todd Black-

adder has made seven changes to his starting line-up including giving All Black Wyatt Crockett the start ahead of Perry. Luke Romano has also been promoted to start alongside fellow All Black lock Sam Whitelock, pushing Dominic Bird to the bench. Injuries see a reshuffle in the loose forwards where Luke Whitelock takes the number 6 jersey from his eldest brother George, who is recovering from

an adductor strain, and with Richie McCaw having had surgery on a broken thumb Matt Todd steps into the number 7 and Jordan Taufua comes onto bench. In the backline, Willi Heinz will start at halfback, swapping with Andy Ellis, with Tom Taylor retained at 10 and Colin Slade at fullback. After being dropped to the bench for last week’s loss to the Blues, Israel Dagg gets a chance

on the wing and Johnny McNicholl on the other with Nafi Tuitavake recovering from a hamstring strain. Perry’s Tasman team-mate Kieron Fonotia will have the chance to make his Crusaders debut if he comes off the bench while Tyler Bleyendall also comes onto the bench. The Crusaders are looking to spark their season into gear after losses to the Chiefs and Blues and will fancy their chances

against a Stormers outfit paling in comparison to the storm they bore the brunt of at training this week. They have had the wood on the Stormers, winning the last four encounters including three in South Africa. The Stormers scored a late converted try to snatch a 1918 victory over the Hurricanes in Cape Town last week, after they were rolled by the Lions first up.

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Simply meeting his new Brisbane teammates made Ben Barba nervous. But the Broncos are backing a more settled Barba to prosper amid an anticipated hot reception from former Bulldogs colleagues and their passionate fans in the NRL clash at ANZ Stadium tonight. A glimpse of what Barba can expect following his off-season switch was provided 12 months ago when Canterbury vented their spleen at another former golden boy, Sonny Bill Williams. The Broncos aren’t predicting fullback Barba will match Williams’ two-try match-winning performance that day but they’re quietly confident the ex-Dally M Medallist can help them crash Canterbury’s opening round party. “Tomorrow night no doubt he will get a pretty hostile reception. Once he gets through that he will be fine,” Anthony Griffin said. “But whether we are playing the Bulldogs or not, it is not an issue. “It probably makes for good theatre but we are trying to win a footy game.” Griffin revealed Barba appeared nothing like the confident performer who led the Bulldogs to the 2012 NRL grand final when he first arrived at Red Hill. Keen to bounce back from dramas on and off the field, Barba cut a coy figure when introduced at training. “He was probably a bit nervous,” Griffin said. “But as the months have gone on and he got to know the guys he has become more relaxed. He has been good for the team just in the way he has conducted himself and his attitude. “But in the end it will depend on how he plays his footy.” Barba now is a world away from the man who missed the opening rounds of

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Mid Canterbury rowing products Hamish Bond and Emma Dyke have retained their places in the Rowing New Zealand squads, but there was no room for Duncan Grant in the lightweights. Rowing New Zealand (RNZ) named an elite team of 24 athletes yesterday to compete at the second and third World Cups and World Championships in 2014, as well as the junior world championships. After a dominant summer in the single, claiming a clean sweep of wins over incumbent Mahe Drsydale, Bond will resume his men’s pair combination with Eric Murray as the Olympic champions aim to remain unbeaten for another season.

Drysdale, also a 2012 Olympic gold medallist, kept his seat in the men’s single scull, Emma Twigg was selected in the women’s single scull for the seventh year straight while Rebecca Scown will have a new crew mate in 2014 with Louise Trappitt taking up her position in the bowseat. However there was no room for former lightweight single sculls three-time world champion Duncan Grant in the lightweight boats, with no lightweight single sculls spot. Dyke is in the under-23 team in the women’s coxless four to compete in the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy. She attended the 2013 World Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania in the same boat.

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QUICK Across 6. Exalts 7. Vernal 10. Ensures 11. Frets 12. Eros 13. Reels 16. Chide 17. Halo 20. Inter 21. Narrate 22. Gamely 23. Russet Down 1. Decelerating 2. Earshot 3. Stark 4. Menfolk 5. Ended 8. Lost property 9. Ascendant 14. Shortly 15. Malaise 18. Stump 19. Fraud

QUICK ACROSS 1. Delayed (8) 7. Turn away (5) 8. Reassembled (9) 9. Head of cereal plant (3) 10. Prank (4) 11. Heavenly (6) 13. Independent, self-reliant person (13) 15. Three times (6) 16. Plant used in cooking (4) 18. Beer (3) 20. Annoyed (9) 21. Lukewarm (5) 22. Increase in intensity (8)

DOWN 1. Stagger (5) 2. Miser (7) 3. Greek god of love (4) 4. Team spirit (Fr) (6,2,5) 5. Riotous fight (5) 6. Draw in (7) 7. Naval commander (7) 12. Exceeded (7) 13. Children (7) 14. Inactivity (7) 15. Pace (5) 17. Emblem (5) 19. European volcano (4)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) As Venus spends her first full day in a social and serendipitous part of your chart today’s lunar vibes make it especially easy to connect. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) You’ll find that communication becomes a lot easier from today, especially when it comes to progressing things forward personally and professionally. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) A lot of the urgency has gone out of money matters over the last 24 hours, with the focus shifting today to things that money can’t buy. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) With your annual financial review over, it’s your financial desires and expectations and a smart head for money that can start tying up loose ends. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Jupiter is on his way back to your sign and there’ll be no more deviations or U turns, with a new confidence in the future emerging. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) It’s time to get back into game mode on the work front, with heart and mind on the same page, your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) While your professional star is on the rise, if you think this means that life is about to become all work and no play there’ll be stiff opposition. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) While personal and/or relationship tensions may flare up today there is nothing to keep them fuelled, making them more a valuable wakeup call. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) The Moon returns to your relationship sector just as Venus is spending her first full day in your communication sector, a heavenly match. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) You should by now know where your heart stands and how to make matters of the heart a priority, with walking the talk now up to you. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) As Venus spends her first full day in your sign she’s ready for new personal and romantic adventures, ready to make up for lost time. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) While one nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane only came to an end yesterday another begins today, more to ensure nothing was missed.

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

WHITCOMBE, Barry Thomas – On March 5, 2014, at Mt Hutt (result of a tragic accident). Dearly loved husband of Margaret. Loved father and friend of Paul (Christchurch), Jolene and Geoff, Jamie and Laura, Laurie and Paul, Brody, and Jesse (all Ashburton). Dearly loved grandad of Nico, and Vinnie Thompson: and Indi, and Jax Morrison. Loved son of the late Patricia and Doug Whitcombe, and son in law of the late Marie and Bill Manera. Loved brother and friend of Ken and Carol (Melbourne), Dianne (Nelson) and Lynette and Guy Miller (Nelson), and loved brother in law of Annemarie and Barry Thomson (Hokitika), and Pauline and Derek Muir (Dargaville). Love uncle of all his nieces, and nephews, and his late nephew, Stacey, and a good mate of ‘Neo’. Aged 55 years. Messages to P.O. Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Funeral details to follow. Paterson’ Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton





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Any queries please contact 0800 ASHBURTON (0800-274-287). BISHOP, Allan James – In loving memory of Allan, passed away March 7, 1993. Our thoughts are ever with you, Though you have passed away. And those who loved you dearly, Are thinking of you today. Love always, Pam. TAME, Joy Helen – 23-03-1934 - 07-03-2013. After 61 years of togetherness, my beautiful wife departed this world; leaving myself and family to look after ourselves. One year later this day, we all, family and friends, thank “Joy”. She touched for nothing - her love will suffice us all. God bless. John E. “T”., John and Linda, Jack, Georgia, Zoe and Frank; David and Barbara, Hanna, Lucy and Sam. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

WYLIE, Denise Joan – On March 6, 2014 at St John of God Halswell, Christchurch, aged 72 years, finally at peace after a long battle. Dearly loved and adored wife of John, much loved mother and mother-inlaw of Peter and Tracey, Lynette and Murray Bassett, Andrew and Diana; cherished nanny of Jessica, Courtney; Mathew, Caitlyn; Kate, and Nicholas. Rest In Peace Special thanks to the FUNERAL wonderful staff at St John of God, Halswell for their love FURNISHERS and support of Denise for the MASTER past sixteen years. Messages MONUMENTAL MASON may be addressed to The Family of the late Denise E.B. CARTER LTD Wylie c/- PO Box 39001, For all your memorial Christchurch 8545. Requiem requirements Mass will be celebrated in Ss New headstones and designs Peter and Paul Catholic Renovations, Church, 56 Nicholls Road, Additional inscriptions, Halswell, Christchurch, on Cleaning and Concrete work MONDAY, March 10 at Carried out by qualified 11.00am followed by tradesmen. interment at Ellesmere Public 620 East Street Ashburton Cemetery. Recitation of the Ph/Fax 308 5369 Rosary will be held in the or 0274 357 974 Church on Sunday, March 9 NZMMMA Member at 4.30pm. Lamb & Hayward Ltd FDANZ Guardian Classifieds Phone 359-9018 307 7900















MONDAY: Fine apart from morning and evening cloud. Light winds. MAX

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SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with morning drizzle. Light winds.





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Friday, March 7, 2014







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10: 35 – 4: 50 AM

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Wind km/h less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary John and Ann Marshall Love brought you together as husband and wife, and gave each of you a best friend for life. Love Andrew, Simon, Michael, and families.

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A front weakens as it moves over southern and central New Zealand tomorrow, followed by southerlies. A ridge builds over the South Island from Sunday, directing a south to southeast flow over the North Island.

60 plus

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country

overnight max low





Mostly cloudy, but afternoon fine spells. Northeasterlies.

Fine with increasing high cloud. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to 40 km/h. Wind at 2000m: W rising to 50 km/h.




mainly fine


Palmerston North fine

TOMORROW Southerlies developing during the morning, bringing a few showers.

FZL: About 3000m

FZL: Lowering to 2600m

Scattered showers developing. Wind at 1000m: NW 30 km/h dying out Wind at 2000m: W 40 km/h turning SW during the afternoon.

SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with morning drizzle. Light winds and sea breezes.

SUNDAY Patches of morning drizzle, then becoming fine. Light winds at low levels, southerlies about the tops.

MONDAY Fine apart from morning and evening cloud. Light winds and sea breezes.





mainly fine




mainly fine








Fine with light winds.

Morning cloud, then fine. Northeasterlies developing.




Fine with northwest breezes developing.


brief rain

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9:40 3:52 10:11 4:23 10:42 4:51 11:11 5:24 11:42 5:48 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:18 am Set 8:09 pm


Good fishing

Rise 7:19 am Set 8:07 pm


Rise 1:35 pm Set 11:29 pm

Full moon

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Last quarter

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 115.8 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday

46.7 nc 414.4

Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday Source: Environment Canterbury

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River Levels

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 20.0 20.0 Max to 4pm 8.8 Minimum 7.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm March to date 32.8 Avg Mar to date 12 2014 to date 128.4 120 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 15 At 4pm Strongest gust E 28 Time of gust 3:41pm

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am Whanau Living 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 House Guest 3 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale Nicola is grateful to Bernice for not telling Jimmy about her kiss with Steve. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 David and Kylie strike back. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 0 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street David and Kylie spend the night camped out in the salon; Audrey is angry; Tommy and Terry react. 0 9:30 Come Dine with Me A lifestyle show that sees five very different people compete to be named the ultimate dinner-party host. 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 The Looney Tunes Show 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:45 Beyblades Metal Masters 3 0 8:15 Sofia The First 0 8:35 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 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 4pm Jessie 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 3 0 6pm New Adventures Of Old Christine PGR 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 F The Bachelor Australia PGR The final two girls are taken to Thailand, where one will begin the rest of her life, and the other will be left in the cold. 0 9:05 M That’s My Boy PGR 2012 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg. 0

11pm Alan Carr – Chatty Man 3 Alan Carr’s guests are Ryan Reynolds and Gregg Wallace. 0 Midnight Prime Suspect AO 3 0 12:55 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:30 Infomercials

11:25 The Vampire Diaries AO 0 12:25 Live At The Apollo 3 1:25 Infomercials 2:30 Supernatural AO 3 0 4am Nikita AO 3 0 4:45 The 4:30 Show 3 5:10 Neighbours 3 0 5:35 Good Luck Charlie 3 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Shane explores ancient Middle Eastern food traditions from Malta to Lebanon, and then on to Iran. 7am Italian Food Safari 7:30 Bill’s Kitchen – Notting Hill 8am Cash And Cari 8:30 Designer Travel 9am The Pioneer Woman 9:30 Yard Crashers 10am Destination Flavour Japan 10:30 Dear Genevieve 11am 20th Century Roadshow 11:30 Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries Noon Destination Flavour 12:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Bill’s Kitchen – Notting Hill 3pm Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 3:30 Cash And Cari 3:50 Exploring China 5pm You Live In What? 6pm Designer Travel 6:30 House Crashers 7pm 20th Century Roadshow Alan Titchmarsh and his team of antiques experts uncover the hidden gems of the last century and future classics. 7:30 Kirstie’s Vintage Home 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 10pm Get Growing 10:45 Cash And Cari 11:10 20th Century Roadshow 11:30 No Ordinary Party AO


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Storage Hoarders 2am Kirstie’s Vintage Home 3am Exploring China 4am Designer Travel 4:30 House Crashers 5am You Live In What?



6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO A father seeks to reconcile with his daughters after their mother’s death and his remarriage. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Montel Williams and his daughter Maressa talk about her Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 Buddy Valastro competes in a baking challenge; Rachael milks a goat. 3:30 F The Ridges PGR 3 0 4:30 F Big Brother Australia 3 The winner is announced. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Simpsons PGR Moe is flying high after venture capitalists take a shine to his home-made whisky. 0 8pm How I Met Your Mother PGR 8:30 The Graham Norton Show AO 9:30 7 Days AO 10pm Jono and Ben at Ten AO 10:30 The Paul Henry Show 11:10 SVU AO 3 When a closed rape case of Benson’s is reopened because of its similarities to a new case, the possibility of wrongful imprisonment surfaces. 0 12:10 CSI – Miami AO 3 1:10 Infomercials


6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Strawberry Shortcake 3 8:55 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:30 Peppa Pig 3 9:40 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Reese discovers a talent for cooking. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! A 13-year-old boy uses his Bar Mitzvah in an effort to seduce Nina. 0 7pm The Simpsons 3 0 7:30 American Ninja Warrior 3 8:30 M Predator AO 3 1987 Action. An extra-terrestrial warrior hunts down a group of commandoes who are on a mission in a South American jungle. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura. 0 10:50 White Collar PGR 11:45 Entertainment Tonight 12:10 Infomercials


6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 2pm MasterChef USA PGR 3 Chef Gordon Ramsay, wine maker Joe Bastianich, and four-star chef Graham Elliot put the contestants through their paces. 3pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:30 Father Ted PGR 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 American Idol 8:30 Bones AO While honeymooning in Buenos Aires, Brennan and Booth cannot relax, so they decide to help a local detective solve the murder of a Nazi war criminal. 9:30 Secret Millionaire UK PGR 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

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

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 3pm Joe’s World On A Plate 3 3:30 The Backyardigans 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Waka Ama Sprints 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm F Nga Pari Karangaranga o te Motu 6:30 Ako 3 2



12:30 Monk PGV 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 SVU MV 2:35 Law And Order MV 3:30 SVU MV 4:20 SVU MV 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

Midnight Auction Hunters 12:30 Dates From Hell M 1am Dates From Hell M 1:30 Backyard Oil PG 2am Factory Made PG 2:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG


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6:30 Deadliest Catch PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG Siberia 1. 8:30 MythBusters PG 9:30 Bering Sea Gold – Under The Ice PG 10:30 Gold Fever PG 11:30 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M Noon Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M 12:30 Disappeared M 1:30 Fatal Encounters M 2:30 Gold Rush PG 3:30 Bering Sea Gold – Under The Ice PG 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG 6:30 MythBusters PG 7:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 8:30 River Monsters – Untold Stories PG 9:30 Deadliest Catch PG 11:30 Auction Hunters PG

6:05 On The Inside 16VL 2011 Thriller. Nick Stahl, Olivia Wilde. 7:35 Parker 16VL 2013 Action. Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez. 9:30 Lost Treasure Of The Maya MVLS 2009 Action. Michael Madsen. 11:10 One Angry Juror PG 2010 Drama. Jessica Capshaw. 12:40 On The Inside 16VL 2011 Thriller. Nick Stahl, Olivia Wilde. 2:10 Parker 16VL 2013 Action. Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez. 4:10 Below The Beltway MC 2010 Comedy. Tate Donavon, Noah Wyle. 5:40 Made… The Movie PG 2010 Comedy. Cyrina Fiallo, Rachel Skarsten. 7:05 The Dictator 16LS 2012 Comedy. 8:30 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 10pm Oblivion MVS 2013 Sci-fi.


12:05 Scream Of The Banshee 18V 2011 Horror. 1:35 Biography – Queen Latifah PG 2007 Documentary. 2:25 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 3:50 Scream Of The Banshee 18V 2011 Horror. 5:20 Oblivion MVS 2013 Sci-fi.

MOVIES GREATS 8:15 Wimbledon MLS 2004 Romantic Comedy. Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill. 9:50 Hustle And Flow 16VLS 2005 Drama. Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson. 11:45 Air Force One MVL 1997 Action. Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close. 1:50 There Will Be Blood MV 2007 Drama. Daniel Day-Lewis. 4:25 The Invention Of Lying MS 2009 Comedy. Ricky Gervais. 6:05 Memoirs Of A Geisha MS 2005 Drama. Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe. 8:30 The Runaways 16LS 2010 Drama. Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning. 10:20 The Usual Suspects 18 1995 Thriller. Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne.


12:05 The Invention Of Lying MS 2009 Comedy. Ricky Gervais. 1:45 Memoirs Of A Geisha MS 2005 Drama. Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe. 4:10 The Usual Suspects 18 1995 Thriller. Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne. 5:55 The Runaways 16LS 2010 Drama. Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning.

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6:30 Inside The PGA Tour Previewing and profiling the world of golf across America. 7am L Golf – World Championships Cadillac Championship – Round One. From Trump National Doral at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Florida. Noon Golf – New Zealand Open (Highlights) From The Hills Golf Course in Queenstown. 1pm Fox Sports News A complete wrap of the day’s sporting headlines. 1:30 Darts – Premier League (Replay) Exeter. From Westpoint Arena in Exeter. 4:30 NRL 360 5:30 NRL Footy Show 7:30 L Basketball – NBL New Zealand Breakers v Melbourne Tigers. From Vector Arena in Auckland. 10pm The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 10:30 Golf – World Championships (Highlights) Cadillac Championship – Round One. From Trump National Doral at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Florida. 11pm Fox Sports News A complete wrap of the day’s sporting headlines. 11:30 L Basketball – NBL Perth Wildcats v Townsville Crocodiles. From Perth Arena.


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Sport Cyclists on track at nationals PHOTO ROBYN JORDAN

Isabella Smith in the Mid-South Canterbury colours at the BikeNZ Age Group and Omnium Track National Championships in Invercargill. The championships got under way on Wednesday night, with a small contingent of Mid Can-

terbury riders taking part. In the under 17 women’s 2000m individual pursuit Isabella rode off against Canterbury’s Christine Lambley. Lambley clocked 2:43.575 to make the bronze ride while Smith finished with 2:49.436.

Her older sister Frances and Julia Tarbotton are contesting the under 19 women’s omnium with Brendan Whalley in the under 19 boys omnium and Henry Smith in the under 15 boys. In the under 15 girls 500m

time trial Jessie Banks was fifth and qualified for the points race final. Shona McGrath had her eyes set on gold last night in the masters 2 women’s 2000m individual pursuit, but had to settle for silver behind Megan

Blatchford, after she had earlier finished fifth in the 500m TT. The age group nationals run through to Sunday with the Elite Nationals starting next Thursday, held for the first time at the new AvantiDrome in Cambridge.


College crews fresh for Lake Ruataniwha BY JONATHAN LEASK


Ashburton College rowers will be well rested for this weekend’s South Island Secondary School Championships at Lake Ruataniwha. It has been four weeks since they last raced competitively at the South Island Club Championships, also at Lake Ruatani-

wha, spending that time training hard at Lake Hood before the wild weather disrupted their build-up to the South Islands. But coach Steve Beveridge thinks that could be a good thing. “It’s probably not a bad thing having a couple days off because we have had a big four weeks of full on training. Not to mention

swimming sports, athletics and winter sports are starting back,” Beveridge said. The rest will also come in handy with a hectic schedule for the two-day regatta with all the heats set to be raced by 4pm tomorrow, with a block of finals raced in the evening before the rest of the finals are raced on Sunday. The South Islands will

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be their last hit out before the Maadi Cup. Beveridge said after South Islands club champs some of the crews had the potential to medal. “We’ll still be looking at top three spots and make sure we are not going out there to fill in spaces. “There are medals up for grabs so you want to be think-

ing about top three especially heading into Maadi because you still have to factor in the North Island crews.” The college’s last hit was meant to be the Canterbury Mazda Regatta at Lake Hood the following weekend, but being a week out from the Maadi Cup was less than ideal timing and it has been cancelled.

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