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Director injured in fall from stage She said there was a sense of panic shortly after Mr Williams’ serious fall, and “a few of us had a The director of Ashburton’s flag- sleepless night”. ship production Miss Saigon is But he was in capable hands. recovering in hospital with serious “Thanks to the fast response injuries after falling from the stage from (production members) Abbey during rehearsal, only days out Marshall and Glen Vallender and from the first show. the St John Ambulance staff, However, Ashburton Variety David was stabilised on site and Theatre president Bridget Danielson at Ashburton Hospital, then transsaid the cast have pulled together ferred to Christchurch Hospital and remain on track to lift the cur- where the full extent of his injuries tain on Friday. were confirmed from a Mrs Danielson said CT scan.” the show’s profesMrs Danielson said sional director, David four of the Miss Saigon ‘The cast Williams, was in production team Christchurch Hospital Jo Castelow, Abbey are now with fractured ribs, Marshall, Rodger Farr fractured vertebrae, a determined to and Paul Castelow – broken shoulder and taken the reins make David have a gash to the head with Mr Williams’ final after a “devastating” vision in mind. very proud’ fall from the stage into “The cast are now the orchestra pit dur- Bridget Danielson determined to make ing rehearsal at the David very proud.” Ashburton Trust Event Mr Williams is Centre on Wednesday expected to make a full night. recovery, although it will be some She could not go into detail about weeks before he is able to return to how the accident came about. Australia with his wife. She said Mr Williams, who came Miss Saigon is a love story loosely to Ashburton from the Sunshine based on Madame Butterfly. Coast for the production, was Set during occupied Saigon and expected to stay in hospital for sev- the Vietnam War in 1975, it tells a eral more weeks with his family by tragic tale of love between a young his bedside. and innocent Vietnamese girl and “It’s quite devastating, but the a handsome, sensitive American show definitely will go on, actually GI who are cruelly separated by a lot of the technical side is done, circumstances. it’s just about rehearsing and polThe GI must later face the conishing it off now,” Mrs Danielson sequences of his actions in Saigon, said. and like the war itself, no one wins.  By Myles Hume

Aorangi young farmer Matthew Bell constructs a picnic table during the grand final of the Young Farmers’ Contest in Auckland.

Young farmer pits skills against the best By Myles Hume He may not have come home with the crown, but Matthew Bell did not return to his Mayfield farm empty handed yesterday after his performance at the Young Farmer Contest grand final. The 26-year-old farm manager, representing Aorangi, travelled to Auckland on Thursday with his partner Samantha Porter and a contingent from the Hinds Young Farmers’ Club to put his allround farming skills to the test against six other regional finalists. After months of preparation for

the competition – that tests the young farmers’ business, practical and general knowledge – Mr Bell finished third in his first ever attempt at the prestigious competition, only a handful of points behind Waikato/Bay of Plenty’s Tim Van de Molen, the overall winner. Mr Bell is the latest to join a growing list of successful representatives from Aorangi, after Methven-raised Michael Lilley won it last year, with Pendarves’ Will Grayling taking out the 2011 competition. He conceded it was “a bit disappointing” not to win overall, however his practical prowess meant

he was the winner in the Agriskills section and the recipient of $14,000-worth of Ravensdown and C-Dax products. Sheep shearing, artificial insemination, digger driving and whipping up a venison burger were all part of the practical challenge on a dreary Friday at the Kemeu Showgrounds for Mr Bell. “It means a humungous amount, one of the first things I am going to buy is a C-Dax pasture reader which measures the grass electronically – it is much more accurate than the way we do it now,” he said. It was not the only prize Mr Bell had to lug home yesterday. A top-

An Ashburton expat is backing a move to toughen up on student loan defaulters, saying there is no excuse for evading repayments. Amanda Durry left Ashburton a year ago to work in Perth as a receptionist, while still paying off an $18,000 student loan. She has worked hard to pay off her debt, her well-paid job in Australia helping her reduce the total to $4500. That’s why she believes the Government’s decision to crack down on overseas student loan defaulters is a positive move. The harsher penalties could mean the worst offenders of the

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more than 700,000 borrowers overseas would be arrested at the border, serving as a deterrent so the Government could get back more than $411 million in overdue repayments. Those prosecuted in court could also face a $2000 fine. “I have made quite a lot of payments, so they won’t be chasing me,” Ms Durry said. “Young people generally go overseas either for experience or to earn more money. If they’re earning more money there’s no excuse not to pay the minimum repayments and if you’re a skilled worker, you have less of an excuse because they get paid more.” However, another ex-Ashburtonian, Sarah Kennedy, believes the

repayment system is difficult and expensive from her new home in Ireland. She said saving up to pay it in a lump sum was made harder by the cost of living. “Apparently there is now a free system which allows you to transfer money to your loan without fees that is set up in the UK and Australia, but this is not available in Ireland. “For me to transfer money to my loan, it costs me 15 euro per transaction – this fee alone deters me from making regular repayments,” she said. Ms Durry said she had had no trouble with the repayment system, and since she moved to Australia she had not received one pay request from Inland Revenue.

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One of the biggest challenges for Mr Bell was the Agri-business section, which “needs a bit of work”. He struggled with the workload inside a strict timeframe. He felt his speech was strong, after being given the topic earlier in the day. Mr Bell spoke about the benefits of Fonterra’s new light-proof bottles but was unable to match the quick mind of Van de Molen in the quiz section. Mr Bell said he was pleased with his effort, and the lessons he learned will put him in good stead for his bid in 2014. He will return to work tomorrow.

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By Linda Clarke Farmers can’t stick their heads in the sand and ignore nutrient limits that will change the way they fertilise, irrigate and farm, says Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury president Chris Allen. Denial isn’t an option, the sheep and beef farmer said. “Limits are happening and there is only a certain amount of wriggle room.” Federated Farmers is trying to keep farmers up with a host of impending new regulations around water quality, quantity and nutrient limits and is encouraging farmers and others interested in the rural issue to attend a nutri-

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another puts the environment first and would see job losses and farmers unable to make a profit. Mr Allen said farmers needed to be involved in the consultation process to make sure there was balance in the final outcome. While the nutrient limit process involved Hinds Plains now, other areas around the district will follow. “There has to be really good takeup by farmers. People must start thinking about it now.” He said nutrient limits would be part of farming in the future, but evolve and change along with science and management practices. “Whenever you put irrigation onto a farm, whatever money you earn is basically fed back to the

community. With nutrient limits it will be hard to quantify what will be left for the farmer. Will it bring more costs? It is unknown.” To meet nutrient limits, dairy farmers might need to consider feed pads and wintering barns to capture, measure and monitor nitrates from urine. Sheep and beef farmers might not be able to take advantage of prices or good growth to graze more stock. “If the limits are set wrong, will they prevent people from seizing opportunities to put in a new crop or take on extra lamb grazing. It is important that whatever limits we get, we can still be innovative. “It is about balance, about what the environment needs and can

stand, and what the community wants.” Farmers say farm productivity is reflected in the amount of money spent in towns and agricultural servicing industries. Mr Allen said good management practices were key and would be covered at the seminar tomorrow by Eiffelton farmer Ian Mackenzie. Farm consultant Andy MacFarlane would be talking about practical solutions and the financial implications of nutrient limits. Members of the Ashburton Zone Water Committee will be present for a Q&A session, and associate minister for primary Industries Jo Goodhew will wrap up the programme. The seminar runs from 1-5pm, at Hotel Ashburton tomorrow.

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• Drink driving A Mid Canterbury-wide police operation joined with Ashburton Community Drugs and Alcohol Service as part of the Community Alcohol Action Plan, stopping 73 vehicles for alcohol breath testing on Friday night. One driver was taken to the Ashburton Police station for processing. A man in his early 30s blew over the legal breath alcohol limit about 3.40am yesterday. He will appear in Ashburton District Court at the next date.

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ent seminar at Hotel Ashburton tomorrow. A host of top-notch speakers will talk about the issues around farming with nutrient limits, nutrient management practices and the financial implications of meeting limits. A regional land and water plan being implemented requires the Ashburton Zone Water Committee to recommend nitrate leaching limits for areas within its zone. It is currently consulting farmers and those who live in the Hinds Plains areas about what they want for their communities and environment. One solution promotes more irrigation and would result in more money and jobs for the area,

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The Green Party has launched a campaign it hopes will stop deep-sea drilling in New Zealand waters. As the Government begins the tender process for new permits to drill off the west coast of the North Island and east coast of the South Island, the Greens yesterday announced a campaign “to protect our oceans and beaches”. The party wants supporters to sign a petition asking the Government not to allow “risky” deep-sea drilling in New Zealand waters. “While the Government is giving oil companies the right to bid to exploit our environment, the Green Party plans to submit a competing bid to protect it,” Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei said. “We are inviting New Zealanders to become stakeholders on our bid. It’s a bid to protect our waters for all of us, rather than allow corporations to conduct risky deep-sea drilling.” Ms Turei said the threat of a leak from deepsea drilling was too high to risk. “There is no guarantee of safety with deepsea drilling so we shouldn’t be doing it. If there is a leak from a deep-sea oil rig there is no easy way to stop it.” - APNZ

• Licensed premises Police visited licenced premises throughout Ashburton over the weekend. Senior Sergeant Grant Russell said police were pleased with what they saw.

• False alarms The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade attended two false alarms during the weekend. The first was at a Netherby property about 6.30pm on Saturday. The other was about 5.30pm in Allenton yesterday.

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War veterans Merv Sim (left) and Verdun Affleck (right) with Sergeant John Wise for the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Crete at the Ashburton Aviation Museum yesterday.

By Myles Hume Seventy-two years on, the Battle of Crete still remains as one of the most dramatic wartime memories for New Zealand forces. Merv Sim, of Christchurch, and Verdun Affleck, of Geraldine, were among the 7700 New Zealand soldiers on the Greek Island during those fateful 12 days of combat starting on May 20, 1941, and yesterday gathered at the Ashburton Aviation Museum yesterday with families of the men who fought alongside them.

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It may have been a variety concert, but the acts all had one thing in common yesterday – quality. Age Concern Ashburton held the concert at the Seniors’ Centre yesterday, where a range of 13 acts took the stage and captivated the 150 people sitting shoulder-to-shoulder. The fundraiser is expected to raise more than $1000 for Age Concern Ashburton, and the audience definitely got more than their money’s worth as quality acts including Liam Kennedy-Clark, Ocean Waitokia and the talented Charlotte Sloper (pictured) along with her siblings took over the stage. Liam, hot off his stunning effort on New Zealand’s The X Factor, wooed the crowd with his strong country voice, while Frank Tasker took hold of the accordion for some inventive play.

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The museum held an “emotional” service for the 72nd anniversary where Mr Sim and Mr Affleck laid a wreath to remember those who had fallen. Although the poor weather meant they could not fly above Mid Canterbury in a DC-3, Mr Sim said it was the most memorable service he had attended. The historic battle was initiated by the German troops in World War Two, who travelled by aircraft to the Mediterranean island, dropping in by parachute to commence battle. Southern DC-3 Charitable

Trust chairman Dave Horsburgh said it was a privilege to host the veterans, including Mr Affleck who was instrumental in fighting off the German troops in the small town of Galatas, which was the scene of one of the most dramatic counterattacks. Yesterday’s commemoration was rounded off with a lunch and a short movie at the Aeroview theatre about the Battle of Crete. Many New Zealanders made it off Crete, but thousands were left behind with more than 2000 taken prisoner and 671 died.

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Morning tea fundraiser By Gabrielle Stuart Supporting a good cause this week won’t just be satisfying for the soul but for the belly too, with a Pink Ribbon fundraising morning tea organised for Thursday. Lamingtons, cupcakes, savoury muffins and scones slathered in jam along with plenty of other pink treats will be on sale at Café Pulse at Ashburton Hospital on Thursday morning. Ten dollars will buy both a coffee and two baked delicacies from the Pink Ribbon cabinet,

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while in its early stages was a big factor in her own successful treatment, and that a huge part of the work of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation was in raising awareness about the disease. More information about the appeal, breast cancer prevention and screening can be found at the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation website, www.nzbcf.org.nz

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Robilliard Trophy for services to sport winner Raylene Phillips (left) of the Waireka Croquet Club holds the trophy at the Mid Canterbury Sports Awards with (from left) her son Dell, daughter-in-law Linda and daughter Jan Connelly.

After 22 years working at the Mobil Service Station, Robilliard Trophy winner Raylene Phillips needed something to do when she retired in 1998. She had seen the ladies from the Waireka Croquet Club come in from time-to-time looking “smart” in their uniforms and thought she would give the sport a go. “So one day I went up there and I’ve never left,” Raylene said. “I just stayed there. I loved it. The culture and the whole fraternity of it – it’s just great.” She turned up in 1999 and has spent the past 14 years living and breathing the sport. “If you enjoy something it’s not hard.” Phillips was presented with her award for services to sport at the Mid Cantebrury Sports Awards on Friday night. She has done a lot for the sport she loves, even though by her own admission she’s not that good at it. “I’m not much at all. There’s A grade, Intermediate, B and C and I’ve struggled up to intermediate but pretty average. But I’ll go in all the competitions. If you haven’t got any Indians you haven’t got any chiefs. “I’m an umpire and a referee in golf croquet because I figure if I’m not going to be able to play very well I might as well do those, but it just fascinates me and I love to see the young players coming in.” The growth of the sport at the college level is one of reasons Phillips was recognised for her service to sport and one of the reasons she was easily tricked into heading along to the awards. “The colleges down in Oamaru and then Timaru started it up and so we went to the college and asked if they would put it on their programme. “It took a year or two but then recently it picked up again and we had a lot of college players coming along.” Two of those, Adam Greaney and Andrew Hawthorne, picked up a mallet just over a year ago and were crowned national champions earlier this year. The national champions were nominated for junior sports team of

the year and Raylene accepted an invitation. Next thing she knew she was getting called up on stage. “I had absolutely no idea. That would be my absolute worst nightmare to be called up on stage to stand up in front of all those people. I would sooner poke my eyes out with a stick. “Trevor (Cochrane) started reading out the description and I thought “that sounds awfully like Waireka” and then a few things started to make sense.” Once up on stage came surprise number two, with her family secretly in the building to watch her receive the honour for her service to the sport. She has done a lot to grow and improve her sport of choice and her club, but isn’t done yet. “We’re going to try and get a corporate competition going this year and try to get the business houses involved to grow the game. “A good friend of mine said that croquet “is the best kept secret in sport”, which it is. Not enough people know about it and we’re trying to bring it out of the woodwork. “It’s hard because it’s a terrible sport to watch if you don’t know it, but once you do it’s fascinating.” That fascination has seen 14 years contributing to the game she loves, even if she believes she hasn’t been “doing as much” of late. “I thought I had taken a back seat. “I’m not on the committee anymore. I served nine years on the executive and so I feel like I have taken a backward step and just working in behind the scenes but I’m still busy. Not near as a busy as I used to be.” Croquet is a summer sport but the club has kept Raylene busy all year round. “There is always something but I enjoy it, I really do. It’s dead easy and I don’t feel like it is hard work. It’s just my life.” “Even in winter the club keeps chugging along. We have euchre on a Wednesday and there is mahjong on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well but I don’t go to those because I do have a life out of the club.”

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By Myles Hume The success of a cash-strapped Wheels Week Plus 2013 should be enough to entice more financial backing from the community, one of its organisers says. Wheels Week Plus committee chairman Ross Butterick said this year’s 24th version of the event had been “a huge success”, with an estimated more than 10,000 people taking part in two weeks jam-packed with wheel-related activities. With yesterday marking the final day of the event, Mr Ross said it was often a financial “struggle” to keep the event running, which was being propped up by sponsors, the Lions Foundation and raffles. He said event organisers carried out surveys throughout the twoweek festival, and found 25 per cent of those who attended were from out of town. “I think that does mean we deserve more funding and financial support from the community. That’s what we need to make this event better, but money is always a massive struggle, that’s just the nature of it. “You think, all of those people from out of town bring money with them, don’t they?”

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With the event gaining momentum and becoming more professional each year, money was the only thing holding it back, Mr Butterick said. With the Ashburton-run event signing off with a “touching” church service at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church yesterday morning, it was unfortunately marred by poor weather which led to the cancellation of the Big Toys for Big Boys show and the everpopular quarter mile sprints. “It is a shame Big Toys for Big Boys was cancelled, a lot of work went into that, we had 50 to 60 firms that were going to support it. We had trucks, earth moving vehicles, caravans, boats and all sorts coming along,” Mr Butterick said. Despite the underwhelming end, Mr Butterick took time to reflect on the highlights Wheels Week Plus produced. He pointed to the three New Zealand titles that were up for grabs at the Ashburton Speedway

on May 5 and 6, and a whistlestop visit by Geraldine’s world rally star Hayden Paddon at Collegiate South. “It was a complete sell out . . . I’ve never been to an event when no one talked or went to the bar to get a drink, Hayden Paddon was so interesting to listen to, everyone was just so focused on what he had to say,” Mr Butterick said. While Wheels Week Plus may slip back into the sub-conscious for most Mid Cantabrians, the organising committee are heading back to the drawing board in a fortnight. Mr Butterick said next year’s 25th annual event will make for a special two weeks, and he had already had a wave of interest from sporting clubs looking to get on board next year. “We’re already getting a lot of interest which is really positive . . . this year has been a huge success and we are looking to make it even better next year.”

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o use Sean Fitzpatrick’s famous cliché: full credit to Ken Cutforth and Stuart Wilson and their fellow councillors for opening up proceedings at last week’s council meeting. During Thursday’s meeting, the discussion around the Art Gallery and Heritage Centre was put down as an in-committee item behind closed door until it was successfully challenged by Cr Cutforth. Cr Cutforth may be the last arrival at the council table

OUR VIEW but seems to have taken the commitment to open debate more to heart than others. Many in the Ashburton community, including journalists at the Guardian, have repeatedly questioned and agitated against the growing habit of discussing council business behind closed doors. So now we also want to be the first to congratulate the council for demonstrating maturity and

transparency. Often commercial sensitivities are used as the reason to keep the public and media at arm’s length without being able to provide conclusive arguments why the doors are closed. On Thursday however, Cr Cutforth successfully queried if this item really was commercially sensitive, even calling it “politically sensitive’’. He was supported by Cr Wilson

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who also clearly has got the message that the public demands more openness, especially around the controversial art gallery. The cost of the fit-out and furniture was debated in the

public arena, with gallery representatives showing their frustration over repeatedly being challenged by the public and the council over the money it needs for the fit-out. The debate was important and heated but whatever the merits of the argument, Thursday was a red-letter day for democracy in Ashburton. Nobody got hurt, nobody was embarrassed, there were no riots in the streets and the sun came up on Friday. Hopefully, Thursday’s change of

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The report on the council meeting regarding the gallery/museum fit-out would have been of significance had it occurred some 3-4 years ago. The financial decisions having been made and money irrevocably committed, it is of little comfort that council sensing the imminence of an election seeks to enlist the support of the community,long ignored. It is of course far too little and far too late. This has been a project directed by people with close ties to the art society and these include councillors, yet the district owns no art work, a point I’ve queried since this folly was first mooted and as a result is little more than a clubroom. Council’s present action is no more than a panic reaction to an impending election and this I don’t see as a new resolve but rather an awareness that some knowingly have progressed this project will the full knowledge that is does not and never has had the support of the district, and is an admission that far too much of the district business is

conducted behind closed doors claiming it to be of commercial sensitivity. This an altogether bogus stand which enables councillors to promote personal agendas at public expense. To me the ultimate disgrace conducted in this manner with even less council input is the stadium project. All to date at district expense some $5 million dollars with public monies only promised, not paid and the grandstanding part paid by the lines company who with their lavish new building and promised purchase of naming rights rather points to the district being grossly overcharged for what they provide. I still have copies of the records where council were given the opportunity to take over and run this enterprise but chickened out and gave it to friends as an income and a nominal business toy. It appears endemic that organisations operating within statutory powers have forgotten their primary duties and obligations and abuse those powers to pander to their perceived egos. MN Richards

Street lights How long does it take to change a street light bulb in this town. So far it’s taken over four months and several phone calls and still we are in the dark. What do we have to do to make it happen? Gordon

Allenton Shopping Centre In response to the recent negative publications surrounding the Allenton Shopping Centre, development. I would like to put forward an alternative response. It is with remorse that I acknowledge the views of those who are critical of the redevelopment. As a previous resident of Allenton, I can only reminisce about the terrain which I traversed to access facilities such as the medical centre, post office and butcher. I applaud the efforts of ACL staff in achieving the impossi-

ble with constant criticism from uneducated “whiners”. It is my understanding that the project is actually ahead of schedule due to the commendable efforts of those involved in the project. To those who publicised that “It is a nightmare”, I would suggest that you are catastrophising beyond the realms of normality. If you are opposed to the progression of Canterbury, move to Afghanistan, where your concerns may be considered, otherwise let the staff get on with their jobs. Those who are negatively vocal re the development, need to be aware that the Allenton redevelopment necessitates rising at 4am and arriving home at 7pm six days a week to complete a project with minimal disruption to patrons. Should any of the critics be able to manage this sort of labour long-term - congratulations - if not keep your opinions to yourselves, appreciate the impending completion and thank those who are working towards the betterment of Ashburton to the best of their abilities. Anonymous

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wants to open up his council business to all and sundry to build a strong relationship with his ratepayers so the tide may be changing on Baring Square. The actions from last week will go down well with the voting public and a strong, transparent showing in council could swing a few votes.

seen one before. “I couldn’t believe we got an ocean whitetip, that was a huge surprise, but then to have it followed up by this ... Albinism is something that occurs in all animals, it’s just very unusual to see.” The shark was large for its species and had done well to survive into adulthood, Duffy said. It did not appear to be injured and he did not know why it had died. It was buried before tissue samples could be taken. A third find from the ocean also excited scientists on Tuesday. Museum staff took samples from a 2m-wide sharptail sunfish washed up on Omaha Beach, 70km north of Auckland. The fish were usually found in the tropics.  - APNZ

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Shouting could be heard before a man was shot dead and a mother of two was critically injured in their Far North home. A 38-year-old man has been charged with murder after the incident in Fairburn, about 15km east of Kaitaia, yesterday. Police arrived at the Fairburn Road property to find a 44-yearold man dead and a 38-year-old mother of two with critical injuries. The woman remains in a critical condition in Whangarei Hospital. The victims are understood to be Ivan Maheno and his wife Carmen.

It is understood the man arrested over the incident is a relative, although police will say only that the parties were known to each other. Neighbour Alistair Glanvill said he could hear the incident unfolding yesterday morning. “We heard some shouting and then didn’t think anything of it. We heard a police siren and thought OK, that’s domestic violence, it’s all sorted.” Some time later, he heard “two shots” followed by the sound of a rescue helicopter. Mr Glanvill said he did not know his neighbours. “As neighbours we’ve had no problems.” Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin

Burke said police were still working to establish what had happened. “We believe something has occurred at the address which has resulted in this - clearly that’s what we’re looking into.” He said police had been unable to talk to the injured woman due to her injuries, but her two children were not thought to have been at the property at the time. A homicide investigation was launched after a man turned himself in to the Kaitaia police station about 10am. The man was to appear in Kaitaia District Court today. A team of 22 police staff from the wider Northland area were working on the homicide inves-

tigation. Mr Burke said the firearm had been located a scene examination would be carried out today. “Then it will just be forensic examinations and a post-mortem to determine the cause of death.” Mr Burke called on anyone with knowledge of any incidents at the address to contact the Kaitaia police station. He also sought to reassure the community. “Clearly when something as tragic as this occurs, there is a lot of apprehension. However, the person that we believe to be responsible has handed himself in and we have located what we believe to be the weapon.” - APNZ

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e have heard how well many businesses in Mid Canterbury are going and also how low the local unemployment numbers are. I believe that Budget 2013 shows that the Government remains intent on responsible financial management to restrict debt for the generations that follow. Families in Mid Canterbury are watching their budgets carefully and making the most of the lowest interest rates in 50 years. The Future Investment Fund, funded by the mixed ownership model for state owned enterprises such as Mighty River Power, is now capable of delivering additional assets for New Zealanders. Cantabrians will get the lion’s share of this, with $426 million towards the Canterbury DHB rebuild, $80 million toward cornerstone start-up funding for irrigation projects and more money for 21st century schools. This year’s Budget confirms New Zealand is on the right track. It provides more support for families, and it forecasts more economic growth, more jobs, rising wages, and a return to surplus in 2014/15. The Budget builds on the momentum created by National’s four priorities: • Responsibly managing the government’s books. • Building a more competitive and productive economy. • Delivering better public services. • Rebuilding Christchurch. Our responsible financial management will see the government return to surplus in 2014/15 and start paying off debt. We’re spending $5.1 billion over four years on new initiatives in areas such as science and innovation, health, education, welfare, and housing. And we’re signalling ACC levy cuts for businesses and families. New Zealand needs a stronger economy to earn its way in the world, and create more jobs, and opportunities. The Budget builds on our Business Growth Agenda. It includes $100 million-a-year for an internationally-focused growth and innovation package. This will boost investment in science, research and development, and tourism.

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No criminal Govt sends message to developers wrongdoing over identity By Kurt Bayer An Australian police probe into claims the New Zealand man who oversaw construction of Christchurch’s CTV Building stole the identity of a British engineer and faked his engineering degree has found no criminal wrongdoing. Gerald Morton Shirtcliff, aka William Anthony Fisher, is also facing an investigation by New Zealand police. A complaint was laid with Australian Federal Police (AFP) by professional engineering body Engineers Australia after it found that the Brisbane-based Shirtcliff falsely assumed the identity, including a University of Sheffield engineering degree, of former colleague William Anthony Fisher. He had been working for global engineering consultancy WorleyParsons and had been involved in dozens of building projects across the country. The firm said a review of projects he worked on had found no irregularities. Engineers Australia cancelled Shirtcliff’s membership and urged police to take the matter further. But now APNZ can reveal that after a five-month police inquiry, Australian police have concluded they can’t find a case against him. “The matter was evaluated and no Commonwealth offences were identified,” an AFP spokeswoman said. However, the AFP said it had “provided advice” to New Zealand Police and will “provide assistance as required”. Shirtcliff, 67, hit the headlines last year when he initially refused to give evidence at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the collapse of the six-storey CTV building, killing 115 people, in the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake. He finally fronted up after it emerged he was jailed in 2005 for a

GST fraud in which he falsified the books of a failing business he sold to a Queenstown couple. During the royal commission hearing, he was accused by commission lawyers of distancing himself from responsibility after he claimed limited involvement in its construction, despite being construction manager on the project. He told the hearing he was a graduate civil engineer. Asked why he lived in Australia under the Fisher identity, he said it was because of “family issues” going back 40 years. Since giving evidence, he has been accused of stealing the identity of William Fisher, with whom he worked in South Africa, and faking an engineering degree to get jobs in New Zealand and Australia. It is alleged the fake degree from Sheffield University gave him entry to a Masters programme at the University of New South Wales in 1971, which led to his getting a Masters of Engineering Science in highway engineering. Last November, the Australian university stripped him of his degree after it upheld the claims. Shirtcliff has continually denied any wrongdoing, mainly through his Brisbane lawyer David Tucker. A spokesman for New Zealand police yesterday said their investigation remained open. “We have been liaising with the Australian Federal Police but have yet to receive any official findings from their investigation,” he said. “We expect to give consideration to any information they provide. “Investigators continue to work through all evidence from the Commission of Inquiry.” Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has said Shirtcliff could be extradited to New Zealand to face criminal charges if the allegations stack up.  - APNZ

Property developers who “sit and wait” for land values to increase have been sent a clear signal that the Government will act to bring more housing into the market, Finance Minister Bill English says. The Government last week announced new measures to increase the supply of housing, including the ability to take control of planning and consents for new houses if councils were too slow in freeing up land. The Budget measures come after the Government signed an accord with Auckland Council which aims to add a further 39,000 houses to the region over the next three years – more than double the 15,000 new units built over the past three years. Mr English told TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning that the legislation sent a clear signal to property developers who

were sitting on land. He said property developers were assisted by planning rules that all but guaranteed large appreciation in land values if they “just sit and wait”. “They’re getting a clear signal from the legislation ... that the council and the Government are willing to act to significantly expand the supply of houses.” Mr English said planning laws were also hurting first-home buyers. “What’s stacked against first-home buyers are planning laws that are explicitly designed to drive up housing values, and that is the case in a number of our fastergrowth markets. “They’re explicitly designed to ensure that house prices go up so that they [councils] can afford the intensification and the very high-value, high-cost urban design that goes with that.” Mr English said the new legislation made

it clear that if councils’ tools did not work well, then the Government had the power to issue consents itself. “Now, this is the most significant step that a government’s taken around working with councils in a long time.” Mr English said interest rates were likely to rise from their 50-year lows - but said he was not not warning first-home buyers against buying at the moment. “The Reserve Bank has the tool of interest rates ... the governor has expressed reluctance to use it at the moment. He hasn’t been increasing interest rates. So we will just have to see where that goes over the next couple of years.” Both Labour and the Greens want a capital gains tax on investment properties to help ease the pressure on the property market. Greens co-leader Russel Norman told

Q+A that the housing problem was an issue of both supply and demand – including overseas demand. He said Hong Kong had introduced measures to constrain overseas demand with a 15 per cent surcharge on non-residents buying property. Dr Norman said that was intended to “turn down the tap a little bit” and take some of the heat out of the market. Labour finance spokesman David Parker said restricting foreign ownership of residential property was not Labour policy – unlike restricting foreign ownership of farm land – but the party would consider all good ideas. He said New Zealand had very poor data on foreign ownership of residential land because nobody gathered it. “That’s where you need to start, is gathering that data and see how big a problem - APNZ it is.” 

A weekend of hockey in Methven Temuka’s Bridget McAtamney (left) and Lauriston’s Paula Hill were among about 300 women who descended on the Methven Domain at the weekend. Nineteen teams, including one from Wairarapa, competed in the South Island Golden Oldies Hockey Tournament, which was labelled as a fantastic event by organising committee member Shirley Fitzgerald. Each team played two games on Saturday, however play was abandoned yesterday due to the downpour. Although there was no eventual winner, the competition was of a high quality, backed by off-field entertainment at the Blue Pub where competitors held a Halloween party on Saturday night.

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Broken rail eyed in crash By John Christoffersen The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City on Saturday (NZ time) was not the result of foul play, officials said, but a fractured section of rail is being studied to determine if it is connected to the accident. Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying it is amazing that no one was killed. Seventy-two people were sent to the hospital after the crash, which damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the Northeast corridor. National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said the broken rail is of substantial interest to investigators and a portion of the track will be sent to a lab for analysis. Weener said it’s not clear if the accident caused the fracture or if the rail was broken before the crash. He said he won’t speculate on the cause of the derailment and emphasized the investigation was in its early stages. About 700 people were on board the MetroNorth trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Terminal to New Haven, Connecticut, derailed just outside Bridgeport, Connecticut, officials said. The train was hit by a train heading west from New Haven to Grand Central on an adjacent track, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan said. Some cars on the second train derailed as a result of the collision. “The damage is absolutely staggering,” said US Senator Richard Blumenthal, describing the shattered interior of cars and tons of metal tossed around. “I feel that we are

fortunate that even more injuries were not the result of this very tragic and unfortunate accident.” Blumenthal credited first responders, saying their “quick reactions and heroic efforts undoubtedly saved lives.” US Senator Chris Murphy echoed that, saying it was “frankly amazing” people weren’t killed in the accident. Both Connecticut senators said new MetroNorth Railroad cars built with higher standards may have saved lives. Officials couldn’t say when Metro-North Railroad service would be restored. The crash also caused Amtrak to suspend its passenger train service between New York and Boston. National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived yesterday and are expected to be on site for seven to 10 days. They will look at the brakes and performance of the trains, the condition of the tracks, crew performance and train signal information, among other things. Passengers described a chaotic, terrifying scene of crunching metal and flying bodies. “All I know was I was in the air, hitting seats, bouncing around, flying down the aisle and finally I came to a stop on one seat,” said Lola Oliver, 49. “It happened so fast I had no idea what was going on. All I know is we crashed.” Passenger Frank Bilotti said he was returning from a business trip in Boston on the westbound train when it crashed. “Everybody was pretty much tossed around,” said Bilotti, 53, who wasn’t injured other than a sore neck. He said the derailed train cars dug into the banks of the tracks. “It was just a tremendous dust bowl,” Bilotti said. Firefighters used ladders to help people evacuate, he said.  - AP

Bashar al-Assad occasions. “The accusations against Syria regarding the use of chemical weapons or my resignation change every day. And it is likely that this is used as a prelude to a war against our country,” Assad said. “They said we use chemical weapons against residential areas. If they were used in a city or a suburb with only 10 or 20 victims, would that be credible?” Their use, he said, “would mean the death of thousands or tens of thousands of people in a matter of minutes. Who could hide something like that?” Meanwhile, gunmen abducted the elderly father of Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad on Saturday, apparently in reprisal for the arrest of one of their relatives, according to a government source and a watchdog. “Today armed men abducted Mr Muqdad’s father from his home in the village of Ghossom,” in the southern province of Daraa, the government source said on condition of anonymity. “They beat him up in front of his family then took him to Daraa city,” said the source, adding that he is 84 years old. - AFP

A British backpacker has died while trekking through the Indonesian jungle after she drank suspected tainted alcohol, police say. Cheznye Emmons, 23, was travelling with fellow Briton Joseph Cook, 21, through lush rainforest on Sumatra island, where many tourists go to see endangered orangutans, according to a police report into the incident. The pair, accompanied by a third tourist, drank four bottles of local whisky called Mansion on April 20, according to the document. Police said they were investigating whether the alcohol was laced with methanol, which is highly poisonous.  - AFP

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Emergency personnel work at the scene where two Metro North commuter trains collided near Fairfield, Connecticut. 

One single ticket in Florida has matched all the numbers to win the highest Powerball lottery jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, officials said early yesterday. The lone winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O’Connell. She said more details would be released later. The winner was not immediately identified publicly and she did not give any indication hours after Saturday’s drawing whether anyone had already stepped forward with the ticket. With four out of every five possible combinations of numbers in the multistate lottery in play, someone is almost sure to win the game’s highest jackpot, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars — and that’s after taxes. Saturday night’s winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11. Estimates had earlier put the jackpot at around $600 million. But Powerball’s online site said yesterday that its latest tabulation of the tickets sold put the estimated jackpot at about an estimated $590.5 million. Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery, confirmed that the Powerball grand prize jackpot — based on the winner sold in Florida — had been reset at an estimated $40 million, or about

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A sign at a store advertises the Powerball lottery jackpot, which was won by a single ticket in Florida. $25.1 million cash value if a lump sum were elected. The chances of winning the prize were astronomically low: 1 in 175.2 million. That’s how many different ways you can combine the numbers when you play. But lottery officials estimated that about 80 per cent of those possible combinations had been purchased recently. “This would be the roll to get in on,” Rich had said before the

Bieber gives up monkey A tiny capuchin monkey belonging to Justin Bieber won lifetime residency in Germany at the weekend after the singer’s agents said Bieber would not try to recover his confiscated pet. Mally, aged five months, is destined for an unnamed German zoo to be integrated into a tribe of capuchins. Animal welfare officials refuse to say which zoo will get the monkey for fear that the Canadian singer’s girl fans will stake out the cage. It’s unlikely Bieber will be posted the bill, estimated at more than 10,000 ($A13,218.77), to accomodate Mally at a shelter in Munich, because Germany has no treaty with the United States, where Bieber lives, on recovery charges.

Dietrich Jelden of the German Nature Protection Bureau said the only way his agency could fine Bieber would be to wait for him to sing again in Germany and visit him personally to hand over the bill. Mally was seized at Munich Airport at the end of March when Bieber arrived because the singer had no proof the capuchin, a protected species under nature treaties, was bred in captivity. Bieber was given until Friday to produce the necessary documentation. “Justin Bieber’s management explicitly told us Mally should move to a German zoo to live with other capuchins,” Karl-Heinz Joachim, head of the Munich pound, was quoted as saying. - DPA

China investigates N Korea ‘boat hijack’ Chinese authorities are investigating claims that unidentified North Koreans hijacked a Chinese fishing boat, kidnapping 16 sailors and demanding a ransom, local media and an official says. Armed North Koreans on May 6 hijacked the boat and escorted it towards North Korea while it was sailing in waters around 70km from North Korea’s western coast, reports and the boat’s owner Yu Xuejun said. “The crew were taken away by a North Korean patrol boat after an armed hijacking,” Yu said, adding that the kidnappers had contacted him to demand a ransom of 600,000 yuan ($A100,300).

“We are currently investigating (the boat owner’s claims),” a section chief for the state border detachment, which is responsible for border security in the port city of Dalian, surnamed Zhao, said. The Southern Metropolis Daily said the Chinese embassy in North Korea told Yu it was “dealing with the matter”. Yu was not certain of the kidnappers’ identity, but said he suspected they were associated with North Korea’s army. Yu claimed to have been in contact with the 16 crew members as recently as Saturday, and said he believed they were in good health, but added that he was “worried that

Two convicted spies have been hanged in Iran, one found guilty of working for Israel, the other for the United States, the Tehran prosecutor’s office says. Mohammad Heydari was convicted of “receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated meetings with the Mossad,” a statement said. Koroush Ahmadi was found guilty of “providing intelligence on various issues to the CIA”.  - AFP

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Assad tells Florida ticket wins $590.5m newspaper he won’t go Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he welcomes a US-Russian peace initiative to end Syria’s civil war, but had no plans to resign, in an interview with an Argentine newspaper. “To resign would be to flee,” he said when asked if he would consider stepping aside as called for by US Secretary of State John Kerry. “I don’t know if Kerry or anyone else has received the power of the Syrian people to talk in their name about who should go and who should stay. That will be determined by the Syrian people in the 2014 presidential elections,” Assad said. Assad spoke to the newspaper Clarin and the Argentine state news agency Telam in a lengthy interview in Damascus in which he also denied that his government has used chemical weapons against the civilian population. His comments come amid a rare joint push by the United States and Russia to convene a peace conference in Geneva that would bring together members of the regime and the rebels fighting to oust Assad. “We have received the RussianUS approach well and we hope that there will be an international conference to help Syrians overcome the crisis,” Clarin quoted Assad as saying. He added, however, that “we do not believe that many Western countries really want a solution in Syria. And we don’t think that the forces that support the terrorists want a solution to the crisis. “We must be clear,” he said. “There is confusion in the world over a political solution and terrorism. They think that a political conference will stop terrorism on the ground. This is unrealistic.” Pressure for action on Syria has mounted with Western intelligence reports that the regime has used chemical weapons on at least two

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the North Koreans could abuse our sailors”. He had reported the incident to Chinese authorities, he said, but later posted details of the hijacking on the internet out of frustration over an apparent lack of official action. “It has almost been two weeks, but I haven’t seen any results,” he said. The reported incident comes a year after the return of 29 fishermen also kidnapped by unidentified North Koreans who had demanded a 1.2 million yuan ransom. The fishermen were returned without ransom after the foreign ministry said it had contacted North Korea in an effort to resolve the

case, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Tensions between North Korea and China, seen as its sole major ally, have been high in recent months after North Korea carried out a nuclear test in February, a move Beijing said it “firmly opposed”. The Global Times newspaper last year quoted Dalian residents as saying North Korean coastguards had in the past captured fishing boats and stolen fuel and other items on board. Declining fishing stocks in often heavily polluted coastal waters have pushed Chinese fishermen further afield in recent years. - AFP

drawing, noting there were no guarantees and that’s “the randomness of it, and the fun of it.” That didn’t deter people across Powerball-playing states — 43 plus Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands — from lining up at gas stations and convenience stores on Saturday for their chance at striking it filthy rich. At a mini market in the heart of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, employees broke the steady stream of

customers into two lines: One for Powerball ticket buyers and one for everybody else. Some people appeared to be looking for a little karma. The world’s largest jackpot was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012. If $600 million, the jackpot would currently include a $376.9 million cash option. Clyde Barrow, a public policy professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, specializes in the gaming industry. He said one of the key factors behind the ticket-buying frenzy is the size of the jackpot — people are interested in the easy investment. “Even though the odds are very low, the investment is very small,” he said. “Two dollars gets you a chance.” That may be why Ed McCuen has a Powerball habit that’s as regular as clockwork. The 57-year-old electrical contractor from Savannah, Georgia, buys one ticket a week, regardless of the possible loot. It’s a habit he didn’t alter on Saturday. “You’ve got one shot in a gazillion or whatever,” McCuen said, tucking his ticket in his pocket as he left a local convenience store. “You can’t win unless you buy a ticket. But whether you buy one or 10 or 20, it’s insignificant.” - AP

Rescuers have pulled another body from a collapsed facility at a giant US-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia, bringing the death toll to six. The Big Gossan underground training facility at the PT Freeport Indonesia mine collapsed last when 38 workers were undergoing safety training. Ten miners were rescued. PT Freeport Indonesia says rescuers found the body of a 28-year-old miner buried under tonnes of rocks and soil yesterday. They’re searching for 22 others who remain trapped and are feared dead. - AP

• ATM stolen Thieves have made a loud and bungled attempt to steal a cash machine by dragging it along a Perth street in the early hours of the morning. Residents in Ocean Reef were woken by the free-standing ATM being dragged from the Farmer Jacks store in Marina Boulevard yesterday. Police believe the bandits smashed through a rear door and used a stolen Subaru Forester to tear the ATM from its mounting. It was dragged around 500m along the road, but was later found nearby, with no - AAP money missing.

• Expensive car An Aston Martin car has sold for more than £3 million, setting a new world-record price for the brand which is celebrating its centenary year. The 1960 DB4GT Jet Coupe sold for £3,249,500 ($A5.09 million) including buyer’s premium at the Bonhams auction at the Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. - PA

Copper coins could rewrite Aust’s history By Barbara Barkhausen Five copper coins and a nearly 70-year-old map with an “X” might lead to a discovery that could rewrite Australia’s history. Australian scientist Ian McIntosh, currently Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in the US, plans an expedition in July that has stirred up the archaeological community. The scientist wants to revisit the location where five coins were found in the Northern Territory in 1944 that have proven to be 1000 years old, opening up the possibility that seafarers from distant countries might have landed in Australia much earlier than what is currently believed. Back in 1944 during World War Two, after Japanese bombers had attacked Darwin two years earlier, the Wessel Islands – an uninhabited group of islands off Australia’s north coast – had become a strategic position to help protect the mainland. Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg was stationed on one of the islands to man a radar station and spent his spare time fishing on the idyllic beaches. While sitting in the sand with his fishing-rod, he discovered a handful of coins in the sand. He didn’t have a clue where they could have come from but pock-

eted them anyway and later placed them in a tin. In 1979 he rediscovered his “treasure” and decided to send the coins to a museum to get them identified. The coins proved to be 1000 years old. Still not fully realising what treasure he held in his hands, he marked an old colleague’s map with an “X” to remember where he had found them. The discovery was apparently forgotten again until anthropologist McIntosh got the ball rolling a few months ago. The coins raise many important questions: How did 1000-year-old coins end up on a remote beach on an island off the northern coast of Australia? Did explorers from distant lands arrive on Australian shores way before James Cook declared it “terra nullius” and claimed it for the British throne in 1770? We do know already that Captain Cook wasn’t the first white seafarer to step on Australia’s shores. In 1606 a Dutch explorer named Willem Janszoon reached the Cape York peninsula in Queensland, closely followed a few years late by another Dutch seafarer, Dirk Hartog. And the Spaniard Luiz Vaez de Torres discovered the strait between Papua New Guinea and

Australia, which was later named Torres Strait in his honour. However, none of these explorers recognised that they had discovered the famed southern continent, the “terra australis incognita”, which was depicted as a counterweight to the known land masses of the northern hemisphere on many world maps of the day. McIntosh and his team of Australian and American historians, archaeologists, geomorphologists and Aboriginal rangers say that the five coins date back to the 900s to 1300s. They are African coins from the former Kilwa sultanate, now a World Heritage ruin on an island off Tanzania. Kilwa was once a flourishing trade port with links to India in the 13th to 16th century. The trade with gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian stone ware, Persian ceramics and Chinese porcelain made the city one of the most influential towns in East Africa at the time. The copper coins were the first coins ever produced in subSaharan Africa and according to McIntosh have only twice been found outside Africa: once in Oman and Isenberg’s find in 1944. The old coins might not be of monetary value, but for archaeologists they are priceless, says McIntosh. - AAP


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Down the Murray River Australia? Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big airports, bigger cities. As I stood contemplating Melbourne International Airport, it came to me that the above three cities were the limit of my experience across the Tasman. This, however, was a new adventure. A Tourism Victoria official was on his way to collect myself and two other journalists for a five-day round-trip that would take us into the heart of Victoria. Travelling north, the majestic Murray River would flow at the centre of our travels, and around it places with real Australian names - Echuca, Swan Hill and Mildura. When Tony Poletto arrived it was clear he was the man to look after three hungry media types. Let’s describe his appearance as cuddly, his demeanour as enthusiastic. Where Victoria was concerned Tony wasn’t conceited, he was convinced, to borrow a line from Muhammad Ali. So it was goodbye to Melbourne, and hello to an easy two-anda-half-hour drive to Echuca (Meeting of the Waters), a heritage river town, home to a fleet of paddle steamers and a great base for houseboat holidays and watersports. At one time Echuca was the state’s most substantial inland river port. Confirming my suspicions about Tony, our first port of call was Oscar W’s Wharfside. A delightful restaurant overhanging the Murray River, right on the oncethriving port. It was the perfect venue for a briefing on the town’s history. The standard was also set for our dining throughout the trip. Outstanding foods and beverages, with service to match. Friendly, not overbearing, helpful. Mid-afternoon we began to explore a town that received a modern-day rejuvenation when used as a filming location for popular 1980s period drama All the

As beautiful as Melbourne is, there is much more to Victoria, says Grant Harding Rivers Run. That television miniseries, set in the 1890s, explains wooden guttering and gravel roads by the port, and why you won’t see power lines above ground. Millions of dollars have been spent keeping that part of the town a virtual museum. One doesn’t have to use much imagination to conjure the life and colour the Murray River once brought. Steamers taking supplies up and down river, bringing produce from farms as far away as the Queensland border, to be taken to the city by rail. The river is still busy with pleasure craft, houseboats and about a dozen

commercial paddle steamers. About 1.8 million people visit Echuca a year, population 14,000, for that very reason. But there are other attractions when one tires of the lazy flow of the Murray River. Sharp’s Magic Movie House and Penny Arcade proved delightful, with its mix of silent movies and vintage gaming machines. Among the normal skill games was an oddity, an early version of pornography, a “peep show” on offer for a token. For the petrol heads, the National Holden Museum is a must. Featuring many privately

For the petrol heads, the National Holden Museum is a must. Among the gems are the one millionth Holden, still owned by the motor vehicle manufacturer and never road registered.

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owned vehicles left for safe storage, among the gems are the one millionth Holden, still owned by the motor vehicle manufacturer and never road registered. There’s also the two millionth Holden and the four millionth Holden with 70km on the clock. As night fell we came to our first real encounter with the Murray River, a cruise and overnight accommodation on the paddle steamer, PS Emmylou, with a captain and crew straight out of the olden days - slightly shifty, somehow endearing, all with stories to tell if only you knew them well. There’s nothing overly comfort-

able about the accommodation, but that simply adds to the overall experience on a craft powered by a 1906 steam engine. In the darkness the steamer anchored, and we alighted to a clearing for a party befitting our new status as ratbag river heroes. It was all quiet on the Murray River as we steamed back into the Port of Echuca the following morning. After an informative visit to the Echuca Historical Society, housed in the National Trust-listed former Police Station and Cell Complex, it was time for the Echuca Moama Wine Tour. This tour briefly crosses the border into New South Wales. With Sue McGowan as our guide it proved an exceptional way of getting around a number of estates, getting a feel for the varieties on offer, and sightseeing. My favourite encounter was at Stevens Brook Estate in Moama. Owner Jacqui Stevens introduced us to wine tasting. Oxygenate by stirring, smell, hold on tongue for palate, breathe through teeth for full mouth experience ... “it’s lime Jacqui”, and it was lime. In the late afternoon we left Echuca, embarking on a 165km trip to Swan Hill, still on the banks of the Murray River and surrounded by fertile agricultural land. At the Murray Downs Resort and Golf Club a luxury room awaited, far removed from the paddle steamer bunk. It was time to relax at the Balinese-themed, Java Spice restaurant, before crashing after a full-on two days. Swan Hill claims to be “the food bowl” of Victoria, and was another major port town of the paddlesteamer era. The first stop on day three, the Pioneer Settlement on the picturesque banks of the Marraboor River, was testament to the old ways. Expensive vintage tractors, steam running an entire workshop as it did until the 1920s, a blacksmith (from Paraparaumu),

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) This week really looks bright and promising for you Gemini. New ideas can shape up, existing strands can be revitalised and you can feel in need of taking charge of your destiny. And yet you may have found, or will do today, that someone is less than responsive to what you want to do. Be patient. By tomorrow things can propel you forwards.

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just fine without him. And the five-course menu with matching wines was almost too good for my uneducated palate. A cruise down the Murray River in luxury was a superb way to unwind, and Chris Durban, the owner of Aaah Willandra Houseboats, perfect company. It was my personal highlight of the trip to drive such a beautiful craft, and it made one realise how easy it would be to organise a family holiday on the Murray River. Regular stops broke up the day. A visit to the delightful Riverside Golf Course, more country than Murray Downs, offered the chance to race around on golf carts. Mildura has seven golf courses, and with the mild climate, golf is on the agenda year-round. The riverside features magnificent native red gum and box trees and abundant bird life, which immediately spoke relaxation. Lunch at family-owned Trentham Estate offered sumptuous food and award-winning wines, before an easy-to-understand look over their impressive winery operation. Then back towards Mildura we stopped at the Gol Gol Hotel for a cool ale - perfect for a Saturday afternoon. By the time we arrived at our riverfront moorings the Murray River had worked its magic on us. We said goodbye to Chris, a top bloke with a top business, and reflected on a day of good vibes. But there was more - beer tasting at the Mildura Brewery, and a final dinner with Tony at the Spanish Bar & Grill. Early next morning we flew back to Melbourne, where I spent the day walking the beautiful streets before flying out that evening. Australia, I had discovered, is much more than its cities. And if people are part of your tourism package, I suggest you think about a self-drive, personalised tour north from Melbourne. And whatever you do, get the Murray River in your veins. - APNZ

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horse and cart rides and, indicative of changing times, a ride around the settlement in a 1924 Dodge. Not to mention a wellstocked sweet shop, and much more than we had time for. A short walk away lies the Swan Hill Regional Gallery, a classy premises, with Spoons Riverside restaurant conveniently sandwiched in-between. The gallery hosts a permanent collection of Australian native paintings, 20th century prints, drawings, works on paper and post-1960s paintings, as well as featuring touring exhibitions. Finally we got to see Murray Downs Resort and Golf Club in daylight. One of Victoria’s finest courses it has a spacious and busy clubhouse, and through careful planning the 18 holes stand in proud defiance of the difficult climatic conditions Victoria sometimes experiences. Best of all, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. As one travels through this area you learn the people have been through droughts, fires, floods, and infestations of all kinds locusts, crickets, mice, moths. But with a shrug of the shoulders, they’re back smiling. On day three I realised the vital difference between travel to the cities and travel inland is the people. It’s difficult to really engage with Australians in a city where the pace of life is hectic, but in these smaller places people have time. Mid-afternoon it’s time to depart for our final destination, Mildura. On the edge of the Australian outback, it is an oasis by the Murray River. Produce, good weather, water - it’s all here. Better still is our luxury accommodation aboard a $750,000 houseboat. Everything first-class. A floating five-star hotel. After settling in, we walked a few hundred metres to the restaurant of celebrity restaurateur Stefano de Pieri. Stefano’s Restaurant, situated in a basement, was doing

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Warriors have no reason to smile By Michael Brown Losing by a record margin and sitting on the bottom of the NRL ladder is no laughing matter, but you wouldn’t know it by the response of some Warriors players on Saturday night. The Warriors slumped to a record 62-6 defeat to the Panthers at Penrith and the sight of some of them laughing and joking among themselves and with opposition players afterwards was galling for fans who had just sat through 80 minutes of one of the most disgraceful performances in the club’s history. It was hard, at that point, to work out what was worse - the heavy defeat or the fact it didn’t seem to matter to some players? Perception can mean everything at times like this. Fans don’t know how hard players work in training and in the gym and can only judge them on what they see in games. What they saw on Saturday was dreadful, and what happened afterwards did little more than marginalise fringe fans and irritate even the most loyal.

They needed to look like defeat mattered, that they would do everything in their powers to turn things around the following week and they would be hurting for a couple of days. Not a couple of seconds. It even drew the attention of television commentators who implored the players to get off the field before any more damage was done to the club’s image. Coach Matt Elliott hadn’t seen the footage when he arrived at Auckland airport yesterday afternoon - he had watched the game twice on TV but on both occasions coverage stopped before the aftermatch scenes - but was aware of what was being said because chief executive Wayne Scurrah had briefed him on it immediately after the match. “If what’s been reported to me by club officials is true, I’m unhappy about that,� he said sternly. Later on 40/20 he used the analogy of catching up with friends while at a friend’s funeral. “You don’t start slapping and high-fiving as soon as you get out of the service. “There’s another place and forum to do that.�

Simon Mannering: Embarrassed and humiliated by the loss to the Panthers The players were all summoned to Mt Smart Stadium soon after they arriving back in Auckland for a dressing down by Elliott and Scurrah. “Regardless of the reason for the smiles, it was a totally inappropriate time and place to do it,� Scurrah said. “Matt has addressed it and I have addressed it.� The Warriors are critical to the health of rugby league in this country and if

they aren’t performing, the game suffers. If they don’t look like they care, that can do irreparable damage. There’s a concern things come too easily to some Warriors players because too many make the transition to first grade at a young age. They haven’t been through the hard yards, it’s often said, and don’t appreciate what they have. Images like last night will do little to dispel that perception. Some, like captain Simon Mannering, were visibly shaken by what had just happened. He looked ashen-faced and spoke of his embarrassment at being humiliated by a team who only a fortnight earlier were seen as favourites for the wooden spoon. All of the players looked demoralised and like they couldn’t wait to get out of the airport and away from the public’s prying eyes when they arrived back this afternoon. By then, it was too late. The only way they will repair their image is stringing a handful of wins together. Only then might they be entitled to smile. - APNZ

Tactix laid low Black Caps find by the Fever rare fitness levels By Daniel Richardson It’s a long trip from Nelson to Perth and the plane ride home to Australia will be a bit more comfortable for the West Coast Fever after they breezed past the Tactix 64-55 last night. The Fever have huge road trips for any away fixture, but heading to the South Island is a massive trek for a game of netball but Norma Plummer’s side showed no effects of the long haul as they easily accounted for the Cantabrians. The Tactix have been the easy-beats of the ANZ Championship during the past few years but have shown a more competitive streak this season and have even chalked up two wins. Tactix shooter Jo Harten had a decent battle with Fever goal keep Eboni Beckford-Chambers last night and the two know each other well as they both play for England at international level. English coach Anna Mayes was in the stands for the contest as she watched a few of her players in action, including Tactix centre Jade Clarke. The second quarter shaped the game as the Fever went on a 7-0 run to establish a healthy advantage after the first stanza ended with a 19-17 lead to the Western Australians.

Canterbury turned the ball over regularly during the second period as Fever wing attack Verity Simmons was able to give comfortable service to shooters Catherine Cox (14/18) and Caitlin Bassett (48/54). Bassett has been one of the most consistent shooters in the competition this season and the 1.92m 24-year-old proved tough to defend throughout the contest. Fever centre Shae Bolton was also busy and despite the home side making a run in the third quarter they couldn’t come within a five-goal buffer that the Fever comfortably held. As the third stanza wore on the Fever extended their advantage and by the end of the quarter you could almost hear a pin drop at the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson as the crowd fell out of the contest. Cox had to leave the court late in the third quarter after she suffered a nasty twist of her ankle, which provided a rare opportunity for Kate Beveridge to get some court time. As the teams returned to the court for the fourth quarter, the Fever held a 48-37 lead, which left the game lacking a competitive edge as the fever simply had to run out the clock. The Tactix continued to give the ball away in the final quarter as the Fever finished off a comfortable win. - APNZ

By Andrew Alderson The sight of New Zealand fielding the same test XI for a fourth consecutive test is rare. In fact, a look at the archives suggests it has never happened. What a change for a country used to seeing players hobbling from the field, teams jury-rigged until the ends of tours and terms like “stress fracture� and “medial ligament strain� becoming part of the common vernacular. Chris Donaldson, take a bow. The former Olympic sprinter was appointed the team’s strength and conditioning coach in July 2011. His contract extends to the World Cup. He came from a background with Otago Cricket, the New Zealand winter Olympic team and the Silver Ferns. Donaldson has managed to employ a policy where fitness levels have been sustained and players - barring unfortunate accidents like BJ Watling’s left knee injury attempting a run out on the third day of the opening test - keep taking the field. The main bullet point on Donaldson’s cricketing CV has been pace bowler wellbeing. Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner have maintained their fitness

and speed for sessions at a time since the first test against England at Dunedin in March. Southee came into this test with a foot injury but has not been too troubled, apart from exiting briefly to fix a blistered toe. Donaldson says his first priority is adapting players to the rigours of force on their bodies such as bowlers’ impact at the point of delivery or batsmen stretching to play shots. “That’s the biggest breaking point so I try to put significant loads on them so they become faster and stronger. “I’ve taken a lot out of my sprint training. There’s not much downtime in our schedule so in the three weeks leading to the tour we did a big conditioning block. “There was a significant lifting component and high intensity running. That doesn’t just mean long distances; it includes sprint variations. We also did some ballistics [the term for when an athlete lifts, accelerates, and then releases weight in an explosive manner to build up fast-twitch fibres]. “The bowlers are probably the strongest across the board - Trent Boult’s gone through the roof - but Martin Guptill was a big improver. There is also emphasis on recovery ice baths and nutrition, so bodies have enough energy to allow tissue to heal and adapt after workouts.�- HOS

• Inu in trouble again Canterbury centre Krisnan Inu could be facing another stint on the sidelines after a sickening leg twist on Newcastle’s James McManus in the Knights’ 44-8 win over the Bulldogs yesterday. Inu has only just returned from a five-game ban for a spear tackle on Inglis and although he was not placed on report, the incident is certain to come under scrutiny from the match review committee. “It was a foul act. Imagine if Jimmy did his knee or something? And that was what I said to Benny, as his leg was around his head and he could done have a medial or an ACL,â€? said Willie Mason. - AAP

• Paddon dominates As the dust began to settle on the seventh running of the International Rally of Whangarei, New Zealand’s former production world rally champion Hayden Paddon put the Asia Pacific Rally Championship and the New Zealand Rally Championship contestants to the sword. Along the way he set 12 stage records and claimed moral victory. He and co-driver John Kennard were rarely threatened on either day of the rally and finished a comfortable three minutes and 29.8 seconds ahead of Finnish driver Esapekka Lappi and fellow Kiwi - APNZ Richard Mason.

• Slow starts ‘fatal’ They frequently produce thrilling comebacks, but Canberra’s penchant for slow starts has the potential to put the brakes on their season. The Raiders have led at halftime just twice this season, and once again slipped behind before the main break in yesterday’s 30-20 loss to Cronulla. A comeback, inspired by young utility Anthony Milford who bagged a double, drew them close with 20 minutes to play but ultimately they’d left themselves too much work to do. It was a point Furner drilled into them after the game and one he’d no doubt been thinking of as soon as he watched his side fall behind 12-0 after 18 minutes. - NZH

• Pacers into finals Lance Stephenson scored a career playoff-high 25 points yesterday to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 106-99 victory over the New York Knicks and into the NBA Eastern Conference finals. The Pacers withstood 39 points by Knicks star Carmelo Anthony to win the best-of-seven secondround series 4-2, and will now battle reigning NBA champions Miami for a place in the NBA finals. - AFP


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Today’s Tauranga fields, form and riders Racing Tauranga Venue: Tauranga Meeting Date: 20 May 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 11.30am (NZT) BOP PUNTER OF THE YEAR-22 JUNE 3YO MAIDEN 1600 $7000, MDN 3YO, 1600m 1 23426 Bagsagold bh (7) 57.5.................T Thornton 2 952 Sergios (1) 57.5...............................R Jones 3 63 Whatwasthat (4) 57.5...............B Hutton (a3) 4 4 Nek Minnit (9) 57.5.......................... M Wenn 5 5 Handsome Dave b (8) 57.5........... L Allpress 6 x588x C’mon George h (5) 57.5................. S Spratt 7 Hochhaus (2) 57.5 8 0x Leica Storm (3) 57.5................ P Turner (a1) 9 80x0 Square Circles (10) 57.5............. M Dee (a3) 10 43. Nancylee b (6) 55.5...................... O Bosson 2 12.00pm CLASSIC HITS 95FM TAURANGA MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 2757x Reachforthestars (8) 58.5............. O Bosson 2 000x3 The Paperboy 58.5....................... Scratched 3 7x05x Jonah (12) 58.5....................... A Forbes (a1) 4 Paterson Road (17) 58.5............ L Satherley 5 The Nott (5) 58.5...........................M Tanaka 6 34454 Kayleen (18) 56.5....................... M Dee (a3) 7 2 Okay Annie (7) 56.5............. R Hutchings (a) 8 335 Vice Versa 56.5............................. Scratched 9 268x5 Lady Rosetta (1) 56.5................... L Allpress 10 005x7 Universal (13) 56.5............................ M Hills 11 98x5 Clareville Flight (2) 56.5........... P Turner (a1) 12 5 Lady Phoenix (11) 56.5...............T Thornton 13 6 Ready At Eight (16) 56.5.........B Hutton (a3) 14 Bonnie Dundee (3) 56.5.................. S Spratt 15 0x Cee Cee Rocks (15) 58.5.............. R Norvall 16 70x Irish King (14) 58.5.................. K Leung (a3) 17 80x Romani (10) 58.5...........................M McNab 18 59x0x Kontiki (9) 58.5................................. M Wenn 19 46x88 Mr Knowitall (6) 58.5 20 9797x Ratatui (4) 56.5 Emergencies: Cee Cee Rocks, Irish King, Romani, Kontiki, Mr Knowitall, Ratatui 3 12.38pm PARAMOUNT HIRE GROUP MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 9x369 Magic Epic (7) 58.5.................. P Turner (a1) 2 27x56 Schrodingers Cat (10) 58.5............. R Jones 3 30x Iz (11) 58.5.................................... L Allpress 4 0965x Skye Buie h (16) 58.5..................T Thornton 5 0x Bach (1) 58.5................................... M Wenn 6 9 Pretty Scary (2) 58.5......................M Tanaka 7 Summer Dale (6) 58.5.............B Hutton (a3)

8 x5224 Carolina Island b (17) 56.5........... O Bosson 9 x345x Contrada (12) 56.5............................. M Hills 10 7x30 Peak Hour (14) 56.5........................ S Spratt 11 6605 Sugar Plum Fairy (15) 56.5...........M McNab 12 Tarloshan (19) 56.5.....................V Gatu (a4) 13 6x Chaussette (18) 56.5 14 Della Lamour (20) 56.5............... L Satherley 15 0x Cee Cee Rocks (8) 58.5 16 70x Irish King (5) 58.5 17 80x Romani (4) 58.5 18 59x0x Kontiki (13) 58.5 19 46x88 Mr Knowitall (9) 58.5 20 9797x Ratatui (3) 56.5 Emergencies: Cee Cee Rocks, Irish King, Romani, Kontiki, Mr Knowitall, Ratatui 4 1.13pm ULTIMATE MOTOR GROUPS 40 YR CELEBRATION MDN 2100 $7000, MDN, 2100m 1 80972 Callmelou h (10) 58.5................... L Allpress 2 80x3 Arise (3) 58.5................................ O Bosson 3 0x068 Bahhton (5) 58.5.................. R Hutchings (a) 4 9x976 Fynn (9) 58.5.............................. L Satherley 5 080x0 The Last Star Way (6) 58.5...... P Turner (a1) 6 32P0x Jamie Lee (7) 56.5.........................M Tanaka 7 5744 Manacor (1) 56.5............................. S Spratt 8 009x5 Miss Indy (4) 56.5....................... M Dee (a3) 9 65976 Rocket Queen (2) 56.5.................... M Wenn 10 000x Society Rose (8) 56.5....................M McNab 5 1.48pm TAINUI PRESS DESIGN & PRINT F&M MAIDEN 1600 $12,000, MDN F&M, 1600m 1 234x4 Donna Marie (2) 57.5.................. M Dee (a3) 2 00x33 Beauty Glow (1) 57.5.......................R Jones 3 02634 Kakahu Nell (10) 57.5................... L Allpress 4 04 Katniss h (3) 57.5........................T Thornton 5 00x4 Port Elizabeth (6) 57.5.............B Hutton (a3) 6 0x404 She’lblitzem (4) 57.5................. B Grylls (a2) 7 369x5 Khaleesi b (9) 57.5....................... O Bosson 8 08x5 Lucky Ruby (11) 57.5..................M Sweeney 9 65x0 Light Up The Night (12) 57.5.. A Forbes (a1) 10 x9886 Amarlia (8) 57.5............................... M Wenn 11 x9x80 Katinka (5) 57.5....................... P Turner (a1)

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65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 1496x Jack Romanov (1) 59...................C Dell (a1) 2 315x4 Kodema d (9) 59........................... O Bosson 3 017x6 Watt Align th (14) 58.5................ L Satherley 4 7x1 Lady Grangelea tm (10) 58................ M Hills 5 58471 Kept In Style d (7) 57.5................. L Allpress 6 618x5 Nottoobad m (12) 57.5................M Sweeney 7 1 Waitomo d (6) 57.5.......................... S Spratt 8 550x9 A Cool Change d (2) 57.5.... R Hutchings (a) 9 84776 The Captain d (5) 57.5..................... M Wenn 10 55423 Wainui Prince tmbh (8) 57.5....... M Dee (a3) 11 76443 Poppas Delight (13) 56.5..........B Grylls (a2) 12 3959x So Bling mh (16) 56.....................T Thornton 13 767x0 Palraf m (11) 55.5 14 3x609 Impy Luis d (15) 54.5............ M Cheung (a4) 15 03446 Pay Attention (4) 54.5..............B Hutton (a3) 16 99x40 Prickley Princess d (3) 54....... A Forbes (a1) 7 2.58pm STELLA ARTOIS DE BIER HAUS R65 1200 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 x80x0 Castleton King tm (7) 59.............M Sweeney 2 1 Royal Tiger d (14) 58.................... O Bosson 3 x0945 Snow Line m (8) 56................ A Forbes (a1) 4 814x4 Tossed Again d (4) 56................. M Dee (a3) 5 x827x Rockonby mh (12) 56............... B Grylls (a2) 6 56550 Brokash d (3) 55.5............................. M Hills 7 1384x Oui d (6) 55.5................................... M Wenn 8 3250x Regalia m (10) 55.5............. R Hutchings (a) 9 4616x So Keep Me mb (13) 55..............T Thornton 10 300x0 Cool Genie d (11) 55............... P Turner (a1) 11 108x0 Oscarsgold dm (1) 55..................C Dell (a1) 12 7650x Mean Sleak h (9) 54.5.....................R Jones 13 71680 Intercity Girl (2) 54......................... R Norvall 14 6670x Sneaky Shan (5) 54.................. A Taylor (a3) 8 3.34pm AMPHORA ON THE STRAND R65 1200 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 23266 Fastfoot (3) 58.5............................ L Allpress 2 34x54 Edward Cheval dm (7) 57.5.........T Thornton 3 5477x Regalo Reaal dmb (13) 57.5 4 47125 Memory (14) 57............................ O Bosson 5 71009 Sky Hi Baby (5) 57.......................C Dell (a1) 6 5137x Pherozardo tm (6) 57.................. M Dee (a3) 7 27732 Sumotori d (11) 56.5........................D Walsh 8 6099x Pearle Lustre d (8) 56.............. P Turner (a1) 9 320x0 Roll With Pulse (10) 56..................M McNab 10 1483x Just Ideal tdm (12) 55.5................... S Spratt 11 36158 O’Right Zen d (4) 55.5....................... M Hills

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12 1899x All About Fun dm (2) 55.5..........M Sweeney 13 34405 Miss Kimbra (1) 54............... R Hutchings (a) 14 7370x Hula Belle dm (9) 54............... A Forbes (a1) 9 4.08pm RACE IMAGES FOR WINNING MEMORIES R65 1600 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 x1345 High Society b (13) 59.................. O Bosson 2 215x2 Urban Angel db (14) 58.............. M Dee (a3) 3 06433 Stingray (7) 58 4 9816x Glitzabeel d (9) 57.5........................... S Dye 5 22486 Sateka d (18) 57.5.......................C Dell (a1) 6 24207 Cops ‘N’ Coyote (3) 57....................... M Hills 7 8x044 Postage dm (15) 57................. P Turner (a1) 8 4290x Sir Elmo (12) 57........................A Jones (a4) 9 315x7 Imagine (8) 56.5............................... S Spratt 10 40755 Already Perfect tdb (19) 56.........M Sweeney 11 39609 The Prophecy (4) 56................. A Taylor (a3) 12 0x003 Trabaldy 56................................... Scratched 13 00974 Wrecking Crew d (11) 56........ A Forbes (a1) 14 197x6 Forbidden (10) 55.5............. R Hutchings (a) 15 51678 Clara Jane (5) 55.......................... L Allpress 16 95406 Hot in Black d (16) 54.5...................D Walsh 17 39800 Sing Hang Star (2) 55.5 18 690x6 Winnipeg (6) 54 19 8x700 Atlantis t (1) 55 20 99x40 Prickley Princess (17) 54 21 767x0 Palraf 55........................................ Scratched Emergencies: Sing Hang Star, Winnipeg, Atlantis, Prickley Princess, Palraf Blinkers on : Nancylee (R1), Cee Cee Rocks (R2), Cee Cee Rocks (R3), The Last Star Way (R4), Port Elizabeth (R5), Clara Jane (R9) Blinkers off : Leica Storm (R1), Kontiki (R2), Kontiki (R3), Palraf (R6), Rockonby, Mean Sleak (R7), Hot in Black (R9) Winkers on : Miss Nancho Belle (R5), Mean Sleak (R7), Hot in Black (R9) Winkers off : Nancylee (R1), Peak Hour (R3) Pacifiers on : Contrada (R3) SELECTIONS Race 1: Nancylee, Sergios, Whatwasthat, Bagsagold Race 2: Reachforthestars, Okay Annie, Jonah Race 3: Schrodingers Cat, Carolina Island, Contrada, Della Lamour Race 4: Arise, Miss Indy, Bahhton, Callmelou, Manacor Race 5: Beauty Glow, Donna Marie, Kakahu Nell, Lucky Ruby Race 6: Kodema, Lady Grangelea, Watt Align, Wainui Prince Race 7: Royal Tiger, Tossed Again, Oui, Mean Sleak, Snow Line Race 8: Sumotori, Edward Cheval, Just Ideal, Regalo Reaal Race 9: Urban Angel, High Society, Forbidden, Wrecking Crew

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Palmerston North greyhounds Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 20 May 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles : 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 8, 9 and 10; 12, 13 and 14 1 12.06pm (NZT) AWAPUNI STAKES C0 C0, 457m 1 211 Know Wisdom nwtd....................... G Cleeve 2 47643 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell 3 53x2 Boston Chanel nwtd F &.................Turnwald 4 43727 Black Hennessy nwtd F &...............Turnwald 5 6877 Tarryn’s Pride nwtd F &..................Turnwald 6 34843 Mighty Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 7 6 Mr. Darci nwtd A &............................... J.Hall 8 386 Uno Charm nwtd...............................L Ahern 9 67552 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke 10 x6864 Chase Ostee nwtd.......................A Turnwald 2 12.26pm WOODVILLE SPRINT C0 C0, 375m 1 33574 Cuts Deep nwtd............................P Blanche 2 726x2 It’s A Doll nwtd F &.........................Turnwald 3 32745 Where’s Rican nwtd...................J McInerney 4 35266 Flirt Academy nwtd U &.............. McCracken 5 62335 Another Drink nwtd....................J McInerney 6 28653 Homebush Smoke nwtd............ S Gommans 7 42245 Sydenham Opal nwtd.................G M Clarke 8 x6723 Dixie Queen nwtd....................... B Johnston 9 67552 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke 10 77547 Addis Mate nwtd........................A Blackburn 3 12.46pm J P PRINT (PETONE) C1 C1, 375m 1 76585 Marjanshar 22.12................... R M Bannister 2 74x84 Jolokia nwtd.................................R J Murray 3 65368 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 4 77373 Ya Laughin’ nwtd............................B Mitchell 5 568x4 Flossy Haka nwtd.........................P Blanche 6 15131 Know Pride nwtd............................ G Cleeve 7 1311 Cosmic Fury nwtd.............................L Ahern 8 57245 Home Brewer 22.37.......................A Speight 9 65848 Okuku Surprise nwtd...............T McCracken 10 65858 Dogged Dan nwtd..............................R Hunt 4 1.05pm MANAWATU RACEWAY DASH C1 C1, 375m 1 87842 Jimmy Jurante nwtd...................J McInerney

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6.00 Creflo. 6.30 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, R, T) 6.35 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 7.00 Flapjack. (G, R, T) 7.25 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. (G, R, T) 7.50 Beyblades Metal Masters. (G, T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (Final, G, R, T) 8.30 Mike The Knight. (G, R, T) 8.40 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.50 Bird Bath. (Final, G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (AO) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Mr Men. (G, R, T) 3.05 Jungle Junction. (R, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 Austin & Ally. (G, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. (G) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T)

6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Seven Sharp. (T) 7.30 Border Security. (G, T) 8.00 The Force. (G, R, T) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (T) The BAU goes to Morgan’s old neighborhood in urban Chicago in search of an UnSub targeting middle-aged men. 9.30 The Following. (Final, AO, T) Ryan races to stop Joe Carroll from staging his final act. 10.25 ONE News Tonight. (T) 10.55 Damages. (Final, AO)

6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) Ula plays doctors and nurses, Jasmine discovers Dayna’s secret, and Chris can’t win with Rachel. 8.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PGR, T) The MKR competition heats up with the first of the finalists decided by the end of the evening. 9.20 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) Penny finds herself along for the ride on Sheldon’s first ever date. 9.50 Kitchen Nightmares. (T) 10.45 Necessary Roughness.

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 The X Factor NZ. (G) Following last night’s live performances, tonight’s elimination will leave only 11 acts remaining. 8.35 FILM: Transporter 2. (2005, AO, R, T) Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Matthew Modine, Kate Nauta, Jason Flemyng. A former mercenary, working as a driver for a wealthy family in Miami, sets out to rescue his employer’s kidnapped son. 10.35 Nightline.

11.45 Hot In Cleveland. (PGR, R, T) 12.35 Rookie Blue. (AO, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 Shameless. (Final, AO, R, T) 3.30 The Amazing Race. (G, R, T) 4.15 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR, R) 5.05 Erin Simpson. (G, R) 5.30 Infomercials.

11.15 Sons Of Anarchy. (AO, R, T) Following a traumatic event, Gemma finds herself unable to tell either Clay or Jax about it. 12.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.

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9 635F5 Cawbourne Stars nwtd...................... D Little 10 F7328 Your On Fire 22.06...................... B Johnston 8 2.15pm FOXTON SPRINT C3 C3, 375m 1 76477 Gem’s Conquest 21.62.....................G Quirk 2 25565 Emma Marie 21.77....................... T Downey 3 28546 Krussian 21.59...................................D Edlin 4 37265 Bound By Pride 21.66.......................G Quirk 5 45134 Crystal Wave 22.01..................... B Hodgson 6 72525 Homebush Alex 21.64................J McInerney 7 31224 Talk It Over 21.88................................. L Bell 8 11182 Eruza 21.45......................................L Ahern 9 36375 Parra Sparra 21.70....................J McInerney 10 5658x What Where When 22.08............G M Clarke 9 2.38pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C2/3 C2/3, 457m 1 54484 Okuku Dreamer 26.58 U &......... McCracken 2 21458 Bublin Gold nwtd............................... S Clark 3 57567 Chelsea’s Beauty nwtd................. T Downey 4 23665 Sir Richie 26.16................................L Ahern 5 42583 Ode To Liberty 26.42........................R Waite 6 32356 Monty Dosh nwtd F &.....................Turnwald 7 73332 Decado nwtd........................................ L Bell 8 12883 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney 9 21234 Bulet Tooth Tony 26.37......................R Waite 10 15323 Nonu Nonu Boom 26.29...................L Ahern 10 3.08pm SHANNON DASH C4 C4, 375m 1 32186 Bee Rabbit 21.92..............................L Ahern 2 36324 Moody Man 21.73..............................D Edlin 3 21171 Stock Taker 21.40.............................L Ahern 4 18746 Ate Power 21.35 F &.......................Turnwald 5 51865 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G &................Denby 6 8868x Moon Warrower nwtd........................ J Tapiki 7 27567 Chemically Free 21.56.....................M Olden 8 75778 Sassafras 21.68 U &................... McCracken 9 73468 Radiator Springs nwtd......................G Quirk 10 11877 Starla 21.64...............................J McInerney 11 3.27pm CLOVERLEA SPRINT C5 C5, 375m 1 45141 Call Me Ralph 21.55...................G M Clarke 2 35538 Bob’s Your Uncle 21.68......................R Hunt 3 63675 Darlyne Ottey 21.35..........................L Ahern

Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (R) Coach Trip. (PGR, T) House Guest. (G, R) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Come Dine With Me. (G) Cookery School. (G, R, T) Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) Te Karere. (T) Te Karere brings you key events and stories of interest to Maori, as well as bringing a Maori perspective to the day’s news and current affairs. Ellen. (G) Ellen DeGeneres brings her unique brand of hilarity to daytime talk, with guests Lauren Graham and Lady Antebellum. Millionaire Hot Seat. (T)

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2 77788 Bimboo 21.85 3 11422 Fierce Star 21.48 F &.....................Turnwald 4 53686 Scarilicious 21.97 L &......................... Morris 5 4x553 Double Tapp 22.03.........................M Gowan 6 32766 Nina Be Good nwtd............................. L Bell 7 23253 Know Charity nwtd......................... G Cleeve 8 45427 Cawbourne Tobes nwtd.............J McInerney 9 77866 Maxi’s Mate nwtd...................... S Gommans 10 87867 Flying Rebel nwtd........................ C D Brider 5 1.22pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1 C1, 457m 1 312 Crushed Monkey nwtd U &......... McCracken 2 1564 Armistice Day nwtd...........................L Ahern 3 56584 Jag You Are 26.51....................... B Johnston 4 48433 Know Lies nwtd.............................. G Cleeve 5 666x7 Wild Vagabond nwtd.........................R Waite 6 27383 Shaga Banga Bang nwtd G &............Denby 7 25171 Cawbourne Bree nwtd...............J McInerney 8 44113 Another Fantasy 26.22...............J McInerney 9 8xP86 Opehu Tiger 26.59............................R Waite 6 1.40pm MARTON DASH C1 C1, 375m 1 85833 Raveon 22.18.................................M Gowan 2 54728 Mission Drive 22.13.........................M Olden 3 88346 Opawa Black 21.74 B &................ G Atwood 4 15463 Tenkay Down nwtd...................... S Drysdale 5 32185 Miss Foxy Minx 21.90 G &..................Denby 6 75426 Homebush Rick nwtd.................J McInerney 7 454F4 Flayosc 22.37 F &...........................Turnwald 8 76841 Kate Rose nwtd........................... C D Brider 9 56785 Snap To It nwtd........................... T R Pilcher 10 46888 Mrs. Bouquet nwtd......................G M Clarke 7 1.57pm FEILDING DASH C2 C2, 375m 1 42365 Time Fraud nwtd F &......................Turnwald 2 76334 Morning Light nwtd............................D Hunt 3 45873 Fire Boy Baxter 21.55................J McInerney 4 73577 Thrilling Tune 21.90..................... B Hodgson 5 87138 Homebush Colt nwtd.................J McInerney 6 31135 Shanghai Sam 21.36........................L Ahern 7 45128 Eunuchs Luck 21.85..................A Blackburn 8 26742 Winsome Achiever nwtd................A Speight

12.10 The Suspects. (Final, AO, R, T) 1.05 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)

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By Jonathan Leask The Wakanui men’s sides both recorded bonus point wins in the Mid-South Canterbury hockey competition on Saturday. Wakanui Black took out a patchy 6-2 win over Timaru Boys’ and Wakanui Blue defeated Cambridge 4-0 in Ashburton, while the other two senior sides recorded losses in Timaru, with Tinwald suffering a third straight 3-1 loss while Hampstead was humbled 7-0. In Ashburton, Wakanui Black kept up their unbeaten season but Timaru Boys’ shocked the defending champions early by going up 1-0. It took 10 minutes for the hosts to find an answer, but when they did it kicked them into gear to take a 3-1 lead at halftime. Black continued to dominate after the break adding another two goals before Timaru Boys’ grabbed their second from a penalty corner, but Black had the final say adding a sixth to seal the bonus point win. That result was matched after a 10 minute scoring spree midway through the first half put Wakanui Blue in the box seat against Cambridge, before a lone goal in the second half sealed a 4-0 bonus point win. After a closely contested opening to the game Blue fired in three quick goals in the space of 10 minutes to take full control of the match. Danger man Hayden Sinclair was left unmarked to open the scoring before Brad Going followed up with the side’s second, and Sinclair added his second to put Blue up 3-0. A stunned Cambridge lost their fighting spirit and went into a defensive mode, but Karl Snowball was able to put in the host fourth in the second half for an all-important bonus point.

“We pinged in three quick goals and it broke their backs,” Blue’s Sam Moore said. “The game slowed down and petered out towards the end but we managed to get a fourth goal for the bonus point, which is important for us to keep pace with the teams in front of us.” Tinwald’s third straight trip to Timaru produced a third straight 3-1 defeat, giving Exelsior their first win of the season. After losses to Cambridge and Tainui, the script was almost the same as Tinwald were slow out of the gate, conceded early goals and then couldn’t finish off their multiple chances. Excelsior scored after 10 minutes and soon made it 2-0 before Daniel Snowball scored from a penalty corner to get Tinwald on the board. Snowball then scored a second but one he didn’t want to, putting in an own goal to have Excelsior up 3-1 at halftime. Tinwald took charge in the second half but for all their dominance their radar was off and after a goalless second half they had suffered another 3-1 defeat. “We just haven’t got a front line that is scoring goals, and we’re too slow at starting which doesn’t help,” Tinwald coach Ian Snowball said. It wasn’t a good trip to Timaru for Hampstead either, sent home lamenting a 7-0 loss to Craighead A after they were slow to react to the speedy school girls’ style of play after falling 5-0 behind by halftime. “Their speed was the difference really, and we didn’t react soon enough,” Hampstead’s Rebecca McCloy said. “We changed our structure in the second half and held them to only two goals, so we came away knowing what are capable of adapting, but we just need to flick the switch sooner.”

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Senior A competition off to a damp start By Jonathan Leask It was low scoring start to the Mid Canterbury Senior A netball season with round one played in wet condition on Saturday. The first round featured a heavyweight clash that didn’t live up to expectations, as the red hot rivalry between two-time premier finalists Celtic A and Methven A was dampened by the rain. However, Celtic A got some revenge for their 2012 premier final defeat opening their 2013 campaign with a win over defending premiers Methven A 20-16, but wasn’t as satisfying as it could have been. “It was good to get the win but it

was disappointing to have played Methven in those conditions”, Celtic coach Angela Leadley said. “Usually it’s a fast paced well executed game, but instead it was sloppy netball from both teams in pretty miserable conditions.” Those sentiments were shared by Methven coach Dianne McTigue. “It was a shame we didn’t get the spectacle of a game we could have got but I’m not too concerned with the end result. “The conditions were tough and at times it was a matter of who could stay on their feet.” Celtic got the early advantage getting up 7-6 and by halftime had opened up a four goal advantage. As the rain continued to fall so

too did the players and the scoring rate, with just three goals apiece in the closing two quarters with Celtic holding their four goal advantage for the win. The opening game of the round had Hampstead A working hard to get past College B 30-22, only pulling away in the final quarter. In the first half the sides were inseparable going 6-6 in both quarters before Hampstead got their nose in front by a goal at the end of the third, and then pulling away in the fourth quarter. “We couldn’t play our usual game and it was just good to get the win,” Hampstead coach Lynda Scott said. “They adapted to the conditions and slowed things down.

“It was a close one and it took a while but we got there.” College A then racked up the biggest win of the day beating Hampstead B 38-16. “The weather was a bit of a leveller but the girls stuck to the game plan and secured the ball well throughout which was pleasing,” College A coach Angela Mitchell said. College A started well getting out to a 9-1 lead and were up 22-4 at halftime, but their third quarter was what Mitchell called “patchy” and they only added six goals while Hampstead B enjoyed their best quarter netting nine goals. College cleaned up their act in the fourth quarter of the match to

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“[Simpson’s death] is an absolute tragedy, it really is, and our only hope is teams don’t try and manipulate the environment to suit their own ends with rule changes,” said Dalton from the team’s newly constructed base in San Francisco. “We’ve had 50-odd days sailing in the AC72s and we believe these boats are inherently quite safe.” Bertelli has been the most outspoken on America’s Cup safety, demanding a “formal commitment” from organisers to make changes before he would confirm his team’s entry. “We will not be at this slaughtering game [unless guarantees are made],” he said. After meeting Cup authorities over the weekend, Bertelli has called for the wind limits - a top of 25 knots for the challenge round, 28 knots for the challenge final and 33 knots for the America’s Cup itself - to be reduced to 20 knots and 25 knots.

His initial demands were at odds with the views of Team Zealand, with whom he has enjoyed a close working relationship in this Cup cycle, but Dalton said after meeting Luna Rossa bosses that the two syndicates had come to an agreement on wind speeds. “The deal that they originally put on the table of 20 and 25 knots is now off the table and Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand are now aligned with what we think those wind speeds should be,” he said. He declined to say what those wind limits were, citing the need to respect the review committee process. Dalton says it is now business as usual for his team as they ready their boat for its first sail in San Francisco on Friday. Despite the tragedy that unfolded on the Swedish boat, Dalton said that there would be no hesitancy from his team to get out and racing on the water.  - NZH

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• New coach for the Phoenix? Following a world-wide search that yielded more than 200 applicants, the new coach of the Wellington Phoenix seems likely to be unveiled at Westpac Stadium in Wellington today. The club said yesterday a press conference would be held today but didn’t divulge what it was about. Phoenix general manager David Dome declined to comment as to whether the announcement would confirm whether the club had a new coach. Numerous names have been linked to the post including former Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick, former Socceroo Paul Okon, Englishmen Steve Coppell, Glenn Roeder and Iain Dowie, former All White Wynton Rufer - APNZ and a collection of Europeans.

• Three in a row for Auckland They may have been second-best all season in the Super City rivalry, but Auckland City yesterday won the one that really mattered to earn another trip to the Club World Cup. Auckland won their third Oceania Champions League title in a row, edging old sparring partner Waitakere United 2-1 at Arena 2 at Mt Smart Stadium. Having lost four of six matches against Waitakere this season, Auckland turned the tables of their neighbours thanks to first-half goals from Adam Dickinson and Alex Feneridis. Waitakere equalised before halftime, but defender Tim Myers’ dismissal inhibited any attempted comeback. Auckland were rewarded for their victory with a spot in this year’s Club World Cup in Morocco and the US$500,000 cash prize which comes with it. - APNZ

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Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton is concerned rivals are using the recent tragedy involving Artemis as an opportunity to push their own agendas for the America’s Cup. But it is not Patrizio Bertelli, the outspoken owner of Luna Rossa, that is giving him cause for concern, with Dalton confident the views of the two syndicates on wind limits for this year’s regatta now align. Since the Artemis boat capsized in a training exercise in San Francisco Bay a week and a half ago, claiming the life of British sailor Andrew Simpson, the safety

of the high-powered AC72 catamarans that teams will race in this year’s event has been called into question. A review committee, headed by regatta director Iain Murray, has been formed to look into the events leading up to the fatal accident and will make recommendations to race organisers about how to make sure racing is as safe as possible. Early speculation is that sailing times could be altered and allowable wind speeds dropped to factor in a new safety element - a move that would disadvantage Emirates Team New Zealand. Dalton said his team made trade-offs with the design of their boat to ensure it was robust enough to cope with the

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Kaiapoi v Rakaia Rakaia moved into top spot with a five try win over Kaiapoi. Garth Sechney and Dwayne Burrows scored tries in the half with both converted by Josh Walker as Rakaia had the upper hand throughout the first half, but the hosts kept hanging there. As Rakaia looked to be right on top Kaiapoi responded with two tries of their own to only trail 14-10 at half time. In the second half Rakaia continued to control the game and were able to assert their dominance putting Kaiapoi away after tries to with Brad Nordqvist, Cawte Whiting and Richard Burns and two Walker conversion made it 33-15, after Kaiapoi conjured up a consolation try. “We made it hard for ourselves when we should have nailed them,” Rakaia coach Wayne Foxcroft said. “We let in some soft tries and

Collegiate putting in late charge Southern’s loss to Collegiate has thrown the senior B rugby’s Michael Duff Memorial first round wide open heading into the final round. Southern had been unbeaten and on top of the table, but their 0-10 loss to Collegiate has Tinwald move into the top spot after they accounted for winless Hampstead with a bonus point 27-15 win. Celtic had a strong 23-0 win over Allenton and Mt Somers made it back-to-back wins beating Methven 21-17. Ending Southern’s unbeaten run puts Collegiate into a position to also lift the first round honours. Collegiate won the Michael Duff Memorial, the Centennial Mug and the Senior B championship last year, but a draw with Southern in the Beckley Cup meant they were denied the clean sweep. This year’s first round will be decided by this weekend’s final round with Tinwald currently in first on 25 points, with Southern 24 and Collegiate 23. Tinwald are away to the fourth placed Rakaia coming off the bye, Southern host Celtic while Collegiate head to Methven. Hampstead will look for their first win against an Allenton side that has lost their last four, with Mt Somers on the bye.

Saracens v Methven Methven made it three wins in a row, tipping up top-four side Saracens 28-15 in Rangiora. A patchy first half had Methven behind on the scoreboard but they pulled it together to score 21 unanswered points in the second half. Saracens scored an early try and a penalty before Methven responded through hooker Stephen Blackwell and Davey Maw converted only for Saracens to score a try on halftime to lead 15-7. But the second half saw Methven take charge with a try to loose forward Richard Webby and three penalties from Maw, which saw the visitors take the lead 21-15 inside the final 10 minutes. With the match still in the balance halfback Corey Quinn made the decisive play, busting through the ruck from 30m out to score the match winning try with Maw converting for the 38-15 win. “After a frustrating first half we got back to our game plan and got the simple things right,” Methven coach Dale Palmer said. “We maintained possession, strung phases together and came up with points.”

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Southern got home for their second win of the season beating Ohoka 34-27, but made hard work of it. Southern scored five first half tries to be cruising at half time, but were left hanging on at the death as Ohoka came storming back. Jon Dampney scored two tries to go with efforts from James Hastings, Aaron Chudleigh and David Lowry as Southern were up 27-12 at half time.

After the break Ohoka, who had only accumulated 13 points from their previous seven games, gave Southern a huge second half scare. Hastings scored his second try and Lee Armstrong managed his second conversion, but it was some last minute defence that won Southern the game as they had to hold off a fired-up host looking for their first win. “I thought we had it won heading into half-time well and truly on top, but all of a sudden it was nervous moments as Ohoka were attacking looking for the win,” Southern coach Nathan Hellyer said.

“We played with structure and scored some good tries in the first half and then collectively went sleep.”

Hampstead v Waihora Hampstead were in contention at halftime but were held scoreless at home in the second half to fall to Waihora 23-6. Hampstead opened the game’s scoring off the boot of Josh Nonu, but could only manage to add a second Nonu penalty before halftime while Waihora came up with a converted try and a penalty to lead 10-6 after a hard fought opening 40 minutes.

After halftime a different Hampstead side took the park and were out-competed and out-played in the wet conditions as Waihora added 13 points and shut the hosts out. “It was looking like being a pretty close game during the first half, but then I’m really not too sure what happened after halftime,” Hampstead manager Nicki Woods said. “There were a few patches where we played alright but I think they just dropped their heads. “If it was a sunny day it might have been different.”

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The Chiefs have decided not to sign New Zealand sevens player Pita Ahki as a replacement for injured midfielder Richard Kahui. Unable to bring in Casey Laulala from Munster, the Chiefs cast their net towards Gordon Tietjens’ sevens world series winners, but it is understood they have decided against calling on Ahki as the 20-year-old will soon be preparing for the Sevens World Cup to be held in Moscow on June 28-30. Ahki, a former New Zealand under-20s player, is a member of the Blues’ wider training squad. However, franchises can be forced to give up such players if injury dictates they could get a starting role - APNZ elsewhere.

Celtic v Ashley A slow start proved incredibly costly as Celtic went down to Ashley 13-3. Celtic conceded two penalties and a converted try to trail 13-0 after 15 minutes. After their slow start, Celtic then went toe-to-toe with the top side for the remainder of the match, but an inability to finish and some poor decision-making cost them the chance of an upset win. Down 13-0 at halftime Celtic put Ashley under pressure throwing waves after wave of attack at the line, but the visitors’ defence held firm. Celtic finally got on the board with a Sean Strange penalty with 20 minutes to go, and while they continued to attack Ashley’s defence remained impregnable. “Their defence was huge. We threw plenty at them but just couldn’t crack them,” Celtic coach Dave McCrea said. “After a really poor start we were

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Rakaia moved into top spot in section one after a 33-15 win over Kaiapoi in the Combined Country Cup rugby competition on Saturday. With defending champions Southbridge on the bye, Rakaia’s bonus point win leapfrogged them into first place, with both sides already assured a top four finish along with Oxford and Saracens. Methven dented Saracens’ shot at a home quarter-final with a come from behind 28-15 win, while elsewhere Oxford moved level with Southbridge beating DunsandelIrwell 31-13 and Burnham beat West Melton 22-14. The situation tightened up for fourth spot in section two. Celtic became the eighth team to fall to Ashley, 13-3, but maintained their tentative hold on fourth place with closest rival Glenmark also held to only three points in their loss to Darfield but Darfield’ s bonus point 27-3 win propelled them into sixth-level on 20 points with Glenmark, just three behind Celtic. Southern made it back-to-back wins but had a real fight on their hands with a desperate Ohoka, getting up 34-27, while Hampstead was beaten 23-6 by third placed Waihora. Lincoln remains in second following a 35-0 win over Prebbleton.

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Tim Perry’s Super Rugby homecoming wasn’t quite the night the Blues prop would have wanted. Perry was welcomed home with a no arms hit from Crusader lock Luke Romano, accidently kicked flanker George Whitelock in the head and was subbed in the final quarter of the Blues’ 3-23 loss to the Crusaders. It was a tough day up front for the Super rugby rookie against the top class Crusaders scrum, weakened slightly by the late withdrawal of Corey Flynn, but the Blues weren’t aided when Cullum Retallick spent 10 minutes in the sin bin. “That was a bit tough. We had to bring the winger into flanker and a flanker into lock which upsets the scrum a bit,” Perry said. “The scrums were quite good. “He’s (Owen Franks) a big strong brute, but I held my own and even shunted him around a few times. “If we had a bit more weight on board we could have had them a couple of times but it was good to scrum against them.” In what was halfback Andy Ellis’

100th game for the franchise, the Crusaders recorded an emphatic victory, shutting down the Blues at every turn. “Their defence was really good and we couldn’t get any plays going or any momentum. “It just wasn’t our night and they played pretty well.” As for Perry he got through his own work scrimmaging well, tackling and clearing rucks and even had a few ball carries, one ended by the shoulder of Romano. “The hit probably looked worse than what it was I didn’t feel it too much.” Perry put in a few hits of his own and also accidentally kicked Whitelock in the head in what he said was “just bad timing”. He was substituted with just over 10 minutes to go but produced a reasonable enough performance in the losing side to warrant keeping his starting loosehead spot, a decision Sir John Kirwan will make mid-week ahead of another big clash. “We’ve got the Brumbies next week and they’ll be tough as well. “We’ll get back into it (today) and it’s onwards and upwards,” Perry said.

He’s a big strong brute, but I held my own and even shunted him around a few times

Code-hopping Israel Folau is in but Quade Cooper is the most notable omission from Robbie Deans’ initial 25-man squad to take on the touring British and Irish Lions in June and July. James O’Connor, Berrick Barnes and Christian Lealiifano are the preferred five-eighth options for the three-Test series, although Deans will add a further six players on June 11 to complete the squad and says the door is not completely closed for Cooper and Kurtley Beale. Cooper was overlooked despite his strong Queensland halves partnership with Wallabies halfback Will Genia and some impressive form for the Reds over recent rounds of Super Rugby. - AAP

• Highlanders crushed The Bulls charged past the Highlanders 35-18 in Super 15 rugby yesterday to retain control of the South African conference and move second overall as Pierre Spies and Morne Steyn reached milestones. Skipper Spies scored one of the Bulls’ four tries in his 100th Super Rugby game and Steyn became the Pretoria team’s most capped player in the competition with his 117th appearance. Replacement No. 9 Fumiaki Tanaka and hardworking centre Tamati Ellison crossed for late tries for the bottom-place Highlanders. - NZH

• AB training squad The All Blacks’ 38-man training squad has gathered in Mount Maunganui for a three-day camp. They will be back next Sunday for another three-day camp in preparation for their anticipated showdown with France in three test matches in June. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was pleased to bring the camps to Mount Maunganui. Hansen said the camps, which are not open to the public, were agreed to by all four New Zealand Super rugby - BOP coaches.

• ‘Tahs on winning roll The NSW Waratahs are refusing to talk finals football despite continuing on their impressive roll towards the Super Rugby playoffs with a gritty win over the stumbling Brumbies. NSW’s 28-22 triumph earned the Waratahs three straight wins for the first time in three years, bumped the Brumbies off the top of the ladder and raised the possibility of three Australian sides qualifying for the finals. The Waratahs remain eighth, but only three points - AAP adrift of the top six.


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The Blues must wonder if there is anything other than misery awaiting them in Christchurch. They haven’t won in the Garden City since 2004 and were never in any real danger of breaking that pattern on Saturday night. They were a distant second - a stranded climber for most of the second half, clinging to the rock face with only a tenuous grip. They showed plenty of character, plenty of other sides would have resigned themselves to the hiding that seemed inevitable. But limiting the damage won’t be much of a consolation. The Blues have caught the eye to date, thrown a few handy jabs - beating the Crusaders in Christchurch, though, was the knockout blow they needed to land. They didn’t ever really make a decent swing - it never felt like it was going to be their night. Winter arrived and brought with it, proper rugby. The pass and giggle stuff that dominated the first clash between these two in Auckland earlier in the season was put away and in its place came grunt and grind, big defence, kick and chase, scrummaging, off the ball scuffles and meaningful stares. The Blues ran in five tries back in March when the drought had the nation in its grip and the Crusaders had barely come to terms with their ambitious plans of playing an adventurous brand of football. Saturday night was a different kettle of fish altogether. There was a relentless light rain that required passes to be pulled in.

That same rain left the field greasy - a treacherous surface for the dancers in the backs and also a valid explanation as to why there wasn’t a spare inch to be found on the field. The Blues couldn’t build enough momentum through their forwards: the Crusaders defence was extraordinarily quick off the line, organised and effective. They swallowed the Blues ball carriers, didn’t let them recycle quickly and forced them to play on the back foot. For all the improvements the Blues have made, they were not good enough to duke it out with the Crusaders on a wet, cold, tense evening. The Crusaders made it clear that they come alive on these occasions. Owen Franks, not always visible this season outside of the set-piece, was suddenly playing like a dark cloud: full of menace and continually on the move. Sam Whitelock and Luke Romano looked like All Black locks and Kieran Read, simply by being back, lifted the intensity. The Blues fronted all right, gave it all they had but for all their valour and resistance, they aren’t a rough and tumble team quite yet. The Crusaders, on the other hand, were in their element. The Blues and Crusaders may be about to follow disparate paths now: the former may be about to hit the invisible wall many a young team runs into at this stage of the campaign. The latter, well, they may be about to take an iron grip on the competition and dogfight their way to the playoffs. - NZHSUN

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Valentine’s day on duathlon course By Jonathan Leask The first race in the Ashburton Duathlon Series was a true test of character just to reach the start line, but only three entrants were no shows yesterday. Young and old were on the start line at the Ashburton Racecourse for the first of four races but right from the start Tim Valentine dominated.

With a strong run Valentine was first into transition and held his lead through the bike before running in for a comfortable win, four minutes ahead of Gregory Bassam. In the teams races Matt and Steve Caldwell were in a tight race with Brendon Whalley and Nick Ralston. By the time of transition two Whalley and Ralston were clear and only had to hold on during the second run which they

were able to build a two minute lead on the Caldwells by the finish. The ladies race had Shona McGrath-Proctor and Judith Taylor head off on the bike in close contact but McGrath-Proctor showed her strength on the bike to be first back into transition and head off on the run. Taylor didn’t throw the towel in and kept McGrath-Proctor honest through the second run, but couldn’t close the gap.

In the short course Mitchell Small set the pace with only one team giving any real competition, in Cameron Jopson and Bailey Kershaw. The race was close between the three and at the finish line there was only five seconds separating them. The second individual was Steve Cowie with the third being the first women in Pam Hogarth.  Race two will take place on June 23.

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More gold for Carrington’s collection extra challenge. It’s fair to say the tests are going rather well and after taking out the B final at the opening World Cup regatta in Hungary earlier in the month, Carrington went one better in Racice. After winning the fastest semi-final to earn the top lane, Carrington powered her way to the front of the race and never looked

close to being challenged, finishing 2.1 seconds ahead of second placed Yvonne Shurring of Austria. Carrington’s time of 1:48.55 is good enough for the seventh-fastest in history, only 1.5 seconds outside of the world record. Though the field was of lesser quality than at the London Olympics, Carrington clearly beat the sixth, seventh and

ninth-ranked women in London. She was attempting to make it a golden double in her favoured sprint event, in the final overnight. Carrington won both her K1 200 heat and her semi-final, showing no ill-effects from her earlier exertions. Carrington’s feats went unmatched by her Kiwi team-mates,

with Teneale Hatton and Rachael Dodwell struggling in the K2 500 A final, crossing the line in ninth. It was still a personal best and an impressive performance from the newly-formed women’s crew, racing together for the first time. Ben Fouhy continued to show a good trend, moving himself into the A final of the K1 1000m. - APNZ

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