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Financial desperation soars BY MYLES HUME


Demand for budget advice in our community has soared 60 per cent, according to the service responsible for helping Mid Canterbury’s struggling families. The situation has prompted the organisation’s co-ordinator, Carol Brown, to ask that the Ashburton District Council pay the $9052 to cover its annual rent. She made the request during annual plan submission hear-

ings yesterday. Mrs Brown told councillors demand was heavy on the organisation, which now caters for more than 170 clients per year, a major hike from just 107 in 2008. Last week Mrs Brown assisted a local woman who was living out of her car, while in recent weeks others have been threatened with power disconnections or have been spiralling into credit card debt. She said if the council covered the rental cost, it would ease

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the pressure to ensure the service was adequately staffed. Councillor Stuart Wilson said his concern was ratepayers would be covering a cost that was usually up to central government to do through the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). Mrs Brown said budget advisory received $54,000 from the MSD, but needed an additional $44,634 to operate the service, and she was aware of the Timaru District Council contributing “a

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substantial amount” to its local budget advisory service. A $55,000 reserve was necessary in the event of “something unforeseen happening”. “We aren’t asking for a huge sum of money, if we weren’t here where would people go for help? Hopefully we encourage them to repay their debt as to local businesses as well. “We are a

worthwhile service and we are helping people.” Councillor Donna Favel questioned whether the local service would receive some of the $22 million the Government had put aside for budgeting services over the next four years, but Mrs Brown said she had not been advised of receiving any of that money yet.



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An Auckland coffee shop is knocking the foam off the city’s reputation for high prices by selling brews for just $2.50 – half what some cafes charge. Coffix is charging the same low price not just for its Fair Trade coffees but for all its drinks and food, and doesn’t ask customers to pay more for soy milk, decaf or syrup flavouring. Managing director Mirela Martinescu, an engineer, said she opened the kiosk this month out of frustration. She was fed up with paying high prices and wanted to prove it was viable to offer cutprice coffee. “It’s not an original idea,” she said. “If you look all over Europe it is full of coffee available for one euro ($1.60), so I couldn’t understand why it’s not available here in New Zealand and why coffee is so over-priced.



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Lawyer wears anti-flea anklet A lawyer took to wearing a flea collar on her ankle at one of the country’s biggest courts while others reported maggots falling from the ceiling, an inquiry into working conditions has been told. At a meeting this year, general manager of district courts Tony Fisher was told of the flea infestation and other hygiene issues at Waitakere District Court, while staff talked of being overworked in cramped conditions. Since the meeting those working in the court speak of some improvement but say the only real answer is to build a new courthouse – a solution which is still years away.




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Police seek teens after school fire BY MYLES HUME


A group of youths using Rakaia School as a hang-out are in the sights of police following a deliberately lit fire inside the school grounds on Saturday afternoon. Senior Sergeant Scott Banfield

said he had spoken with Rakaia School principal Mark Ellis yesterday after a fire, suspected to have been lit by a cigarette lighter, destroyed a set of Ecopod rubbish bins, a dozen shrubs and a shade-sail about 3pm. “It would appear the school has become a gathering ground

for young people when they have nothing to do . . . we have handed the case to Senior Constable Mike Jackson and he will be following up with this,” Mr Banfield said. Mr Banfield also wanted to establish why the group felt they needed to gather at Rakaia

School, saying the community and the school did not need to face further damage. He suspected the offenders could face arson or wilful damage charges. The fire angered Mr Ellis who on Sunday estimated the cost to be $5000, which could have been

worse if neighbours did not dial 111 early on. Strong winds also had the potential to spread flames and embers further. Police are continuing with their investigation into the fire, and information can be passed on via 307-8400.


Ardern tests local parents’ response to policy BY SUSAN SANDYS


“Who’s going to share their morning tea with me?” Labour’s spokesperson for children Jacinda Ardern asked preschoolers as she visited Hinds yesterday. In a room full of enticinglypacked lunch boxes, none of the children seemed keen, and the only response was a loud “Not me” from one girl. Ms Ardern will no doubt be hoping for a better response when asking for party votes come election day later this year. The fifth-ranked shadow minister did at least have a better response from the adults at the Headstart Early Learning Centre, particularly the preschool’s owner Jo Luxton. Mrs Luxton is herself a Labour Party member, and still reeling from a $60,000 to $90,000 annual cut to Government funding for the centre resulting from the National government changing its nationwide funding formula. “I know a lot of centres have really felt it around the country, some have closed,” she said. Ms Ardern explained her visit was part of a roadshow she had begun in January following the release of Labour’s Best Start policy, which included extending

paid parental leave to 26 weeks, funding for 25 hours for free early childhood education up from 20 hours, ensuring all parents had access to free antenatal classes and support, and paying up to $60 per week between a child’s first and third birthdays to low and middle income families. It would also change the early childhood funding formula to encourage centres to have 100 per cent of their staff qualified instead of the current 80. Ms Ardern brushed off recent poll results which showed National in a strong position to win the election in September. Despite the obvious good things about some of the party’s policies announced in its recent Budget, such as free doctors’ visits for children up to the age of 13, National’s initiatives for vulnerable families were simply “ad hoc”. “I absolutely believe this will be an incredibly close election,” Ms Ardern said. After yesterday’s morning tea visit to the Hinds centre, where pupils warmed to Ms Ardern and talked and played with her, the politician was off to Ashburton’s Presbyterian Support, before visits and public meetings in Christchurch.

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In brief Domestic disputes Ashburton police attended three domestic-related incidents during the weekend, with two of those on Saturday afternoon. The latest incident occurred at 1.50pm on Sunday.

Drink driving Two Mid Canterbury motorists have a date in court after they were caught drink driving on Saturday. The first incident was at 1.50am on Saturday when a female driver was found to be driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 736mcg/l on Allens Road. That was followed by another driver about 3am on Cass Street when a man blew a reading of 530mcg/l.

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Temperatures plunged in Mid Canterbury yesterday, and the district was heading for its coldest night of the year so far last night. MetService duty meteorologist Liz Walsh said after a seven degree maximum yesterday, temperatures would drop to minus three overnight in Ashburton and minus four in Methven. The bitter cold has allowed Mt Hutt snowmakers to launch guns into action for 2014, and they had completed four hours by late afternoon yesterday, expecting to get another 24 hours

in before temperatures warmed. Mid Cantabrians may well have shivered yesterday, however they escaped the worst of the cold blast which swept through the South Island. Ms Walsh said the district was in a “sweet spot”. “Ashburton is in the shadow of Banks Peninsula, which is getting hammered with snow, that’s what often happens in a critical southerly flow. Ashburton misses out by a couple of degrees of latitude.” Missing out has not been good for Mt Hutt, but it did at least get about five centimetres of snow in northerly weather overnight Sunday.


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The ski area will be making the most of the cold conditions now and later this week to make snow, and is hoping for natural snow next week prior to opening on June 7. It may be in luck, according to the MetService. “There’s something in the mix for the Southern Alps and the Canterbury high country... well after the weekend,” Ms Walsh said. Meanwhile, Canterbury police yesterday afternoon warned overnight frosts and the likelihood of snow would increase risks to road users in Canterbury over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Senior Sergeant Phil Newton, of Canterbury Highway Patrol, said all road users need to adapt their driving to the wintry conditions. “We’re expecting to see temperatures drop and we could be seeing snow down to relatively low levels, perhaps 200 metres,” he said. Motorists on mountain passes need to take extra care in snow, while black ice was a risk on shaded rural roads. Drivers should also make sure they have good visibility at all times, and clear ice and condensation from their windscreens to ensure a safe, unobstructed view.


Driver admits causing death A Hastings council tractor driver has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death a 4-year-old boy in a horrific mowing accident last year. The 72-year-old man, who has interim name suppression until his sentencing, appeared in Napier District Court yesterday and entered a guilty plea to driving a motor vehicle dangerously causing the death of Uetaha Dahtanian Ransfield-Wanoa. Crown prosecutor Clayton Walker opposed the elderly man’s name suppression and said: “On behalf of the family, they do feel the name of their young child has been unfairly published while (the accused) has not had his published.” The tragedy occurred at Kirkpatrick

Park in Hastings on October 8 last year. Witnesses said Uetaha was killed when he was run over by the tractor-mower. Police also said at the time of the incident the toddler was believed to have been at the Camberley park with older cousins before he was struck by the machine. The family of Uetaha, affectionately known as “Bubbies”, have described the little boy as a “bubbly, cheeky” toddler. The 72-year-old driver will next appear for sentencing in July. He had been with the Hastings District Council for 13 years and was a senior driver. The council is also being prosecuted over the death by the Government’s workplace safety agency, WorkSafe New Zealand. - APNZ

Ashburton police are warning local drivers to take care at intersections after attending two minor crashes during the weekend caused by failure to give way. The first incident was about 1.30pm on Friday when two cars collided at the Oak Grove and Elizabeth Street intersection. No one was injured in the crash but the vehicles sustained moderate to extensive damage. About 9.15am Saturday, another motorist failed to give way at the East Street and Walnut Avenue roundabout, where both drivers were lucky to escape unharmed.

Better insulation Mid Cantabrians can better insulate their homes with free curtains from the curtain bank. The curtains are available for anyone who needed them – not only people with a community services card. The curtains offered are quality, recycled curtains in a range of colours and styles. People are urged to make contact now so the curtains can be measured before the curtain bank van arrived next week. Anyone interested can contact co-ordinator Dianne Smith at Presbyterian Support.

Water meeting time The Ashburton Water Zone meeting will take place today at the Masonic Lodge, starting at 1pm, not 1.30pm as originally advised.

Smokefree design More than 150 Ashburton College students have entered the competition to design Smokefree signage for their school. It was the first time Community and Public Health had run the competition and the number of entrants was impressive. It was open to all students and the best art work – in any form – was destined for signage for the entranceways to the school grounds. It will be judged on Wednesday and the winner notified on Friday.

Cat set alight A 21-year-old man has been arrested for setting alight a cat in Greymouth. He will appear in court today and, if convicted, could face a three-year jail sentence or a fine up to $50,000 under the Animal Welfare Act. On May 11, the missing siamese tabby, Midnight, returned home in Cobden with burns to its face, ears and body.

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Softballers Bite costs rise, help sought plead for home base By Myles HuMe

Mid Canterbury’s growing Multi-Cultural Bite festival will become a victim of its own success unless it can secure a cash injection upward of $10,000 from the Ashburton District Council. At yesterday’s draft annual plan submission hearings, event committee members Sue van den Heuvel and Lyndal Lane asked council to up its $5000 sponsorship per year as the cost to run the popular Waitangi Day festival continued to soar. In their submission, the committee said they wanted between $30,000 and $40,000 to be split between three key sponsors each year, with one of those being the council. “The committee has concerns regarding the continuation of the event if sustainable funding options are not met,” the submission said. Attracting a record 14,000 people to this year’s event and with 10 additional stallholders, Ms van den Heuvel said it was vital the event continued to recognise Mid Canterbury’s diverse population. “Recent findings from a Mid Canterbury migrants’ study highlighted concerns for migrants, including social isolation and the need for better understanding and

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appreciation. Having Multi Cultural Bite provides an opportunity for cultural awareness,” Ms van den Heuvel said. District councillor Neil Brown asked if the committee would be seeking $10,000 to $20,000, to which Ms van den Heuvel agreed.

Councillor Ken Cutforth questioned why a well-established and successful event was becoming more expensive to run. Ms van den Heuvel said 10 extra stallholders meant the committee had to find the funds to provide more eating containers, tables, chairs and

tents. The committee only took one-fifth of the money raised by the event and gave the rest back to the stallholders to cover the cost of food and to invest in their communities, she said. Councillors will deliberate on submission hearings today.

All Mid Canterbury Softball wants is a home. At yesterday’s annual submission hearings, the association’s president Heath Lyttle asked councillors if they would consider allowing the sport to base itself at the new EA Networks Centre when it is completed next year. He also questioned whether the sporting body could have access to one or two allweather diamonds. He said softball was currently based at Argyle Park, but did not have clubrooms, changing rooms or a storage area for its equipment, and it has not been able to share a facility with Mid Canterbury Football. Softball was gaining real momentum locally and there were up to 600 people at Argyle Park for softball each Saturday, including 300 under 19 players and 120 senior members, he said. Meanwhile, Mid Canterbury Hockey has presented its wish list for the coming year, including the sealing of the domain track, erection of a sign and opening up parking to visitors on the nearby netball courts. But it is most concerned about fallen pines needles jeopardising the quality of the high-class turf. “Mid Canterbury asks that four trees are removed to address this problem. We understand the importance of trees in the domain and appreciate this may be a difficult decision but the hockey turf is an expensive community asset that needs to be protected,” its submission said.


Rakaia Medical Centre seeks rent reduction By Myles HuMe

The Rakaia Medical Centre’s long battle to secure a permanent GP has led to a request for a “peppercorn rental price” to stay in the council-owned facility. The Rakaia Medical Centre Trust pays $27,000 to rent the building which caters for more than 2000 patients from the Rakaia and southern Selwyn areas. However, since December 2012 the centre has failed to attract a GP, forcing it to turn to costly locums which have resulted in at least another $50,000 in additional costs. Yesterday, Rakaia Community Association chairman Neil Pluck and Rakaia Medical Centre Trust vice-president Tyrone Burrowes initially set out to have the targeted rate changed to ratepayers in the Rakaia township to cover the rental cost, but they were told before the hearing that was not possible in the annual plan. In their personal submission before

councillors they moved to ask if the council could offer a reduced rental rate for the facility. “Cashflow is being taxed extensively from locum after locum, we are struggling to find a doctor so what we suggested – a targeted rate - is not possible but what we would like to request is a peppercorn rent to help ease the significant drain that is going on for the medical trust,” Mr Pluck said. Mr Burrowes said he did not have a particular rental figure in mind, but any reduction would significantly help. Councillor Darryl Nelson asked whether the rest of Mid Canterbury should foot the bill for Rakaia if the rent was reduced. Mr Burrowes said if the centre was forced to shut down, it would “put a lot of pressure on doctors in Ashburton”. Councillor Stuart Wilson said patients who came from the Selwyn area could potentially pay a larger consultation fee if the council assisted financially.






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Blokes buy into collective shed By Toni Williams

The Ashburton Menz Shed open days last week attracted 60 new members to the newly formed men’s group, promising it an encouraging future. The Menz Shed concept was to bring men together in one community space to share skills, have a laugh and work on practical tasks – individually or as a group. It is for men of all ages. It was estimated 120 people took the opportunity to view the Ashburton facility during its open days recently. Steering committee member Bronie McMurtrie said the number of men who had signed up for membership over the two days was very encouraging. “We are very thrilled with the response from the community. “There was a good variety of people with different skills, abilities and from all ages,” she said. “Everyone is just so thrilled it’s up and running, we are just so lucky.”

A meeting last night with all the new members was held to formalise a committee and set opening hours. It already had incorporated society status and secured premises at 182 Methven Highway Road (Allenton Nurseries site), just out of Ashburton. It costs $25 to join. The big tin shed facility has a newly installed fireplace, a kitchen with microwave and fridge, a bathroom with shower and heaps of space for many projects. Already the group had been offered tools and plant machinery. Mrs McMurtrie said anyone interested to join the Menz Shed could contact the shed directly via its toll free phone number 03 424 0688 or email ash.menzshed@ Right - Jim Armstrong carries out building work during the Ashburton Menz Shed open days last week. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 230514-tM-008

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Disappearance has police stumped Possibilities of what happened to Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco are “limitless”, police say. At a press conference yesterday Detective Senior Sergeant Stan Brown said the 56-year-old’s disappearance from a Birkdale street on Saturday night was a complete mystery. There was nothing at the scene where her belongings were found yesterday to indicate a struggle. He said police were looking for two items Mrs Gotingco would have had with her - a distinctive Omega watch and her reading glasses. He would not disclose what property had already been found. Police will continue to canvas Salisbury Road and will look to extend the search area if necessary. The mother-of-three planned to get a ride home with her best friend when she finished work on Saturday, but declined the offer after volunteering to work late. At 6.30pm, the 56-year-old phoned her son to say she would be catching a bus from the Auckland CBD shortly after 7pm. She never made it home. Screams were heard near her home in Salisbury Road, and belongings, includ-

ing her phone and shoes, were found near the closest bus stop, just 636 metres from the house. Police say they have serious concerns for her safety, and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward. With the search now in its second day, friends are rallying around her children and doing all they can to help police. A Facebook page has been set up by the daughter of Mrs Gotingco’s best friend in a bid to draw information from the public about what might have happened to her. “Hopefully someone mentions something on the page that can be of help to police,” said Meghan Shah, whose mother works with Mrs Gotingco at Tower Insurance and is also her best friend. “Please help find Blessie. Share this post, raise awareness. Help please,” Ms Shah wrote on the page Help Find Blessie. Police are continuing to speak to people who saw Mrs Gotingco in the hours before she disappeared and were appealing to the public for any information that could help them establish what happened to her. - APNZ

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Demolition over in flash of metal BY TONI WILLIAMS


Few passersby watched as the former outpatients building at Ashburton Hospital suffered a two-pronged attack yesterday and was demolished by machinery. The demolition work started just before lunch and in a matter of minutes the top layer had been destroyed – pushed into the hollowed out building’s shell. A water tank was used to dampen down dust. Once the demolition work is completed and the site cleared, it is expected a plan will be finalised for the removal of the former therapy services building further inside the hospital grounds. The buildings suffered earthquake damage. But the demolition work was hampered by both the former outpatients’ buildings, and the old theatre building containing asbestos contaminated soil. The removal of asbestos contaminated soil had been completed by hand from the former outpatients’ buildings – both seen

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from Elizabeth Street. However with issues around asbestos removal from the old theatre building, plans had not been finalised. The site is likely earmarked for an Integrated Family Health Centre. The Canterbury District Health Board is still working through negotiations on who will operate the centre on the hospital grounds. The outpatients’ buildings site is expected to be cleared by June 6.

Above - A two-pronged attack on the former outpatients’ building at Ashburton Hospital sped up the demolition work under way on site. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 260514_TM-088

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In brief TV3’s bad Banks call TV3 news is no longer allowed to show footage from John Banks’ trial for filing a false electoral return, and the network apologised to the Act MP in last night’s 6pm news for airing a clip that appeared to show him eating something he picked out of his ear. The footage was shot last Thursday when the High Court at Auckland was played an audio recording of a police interview with Banks in June 2012 and aired on that night’s 6pm news. It had since been posted on Youtube. TV3’s lawyer Clare Bradley said the decision was made at “producer level”, but the network now conceded it was a “bad judgment call”. The station has had its right to shoot or air any more pictures from the trial revoked. - APNZ

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Flying pink pigs help good cause By Toni Williams

Ashburton’s three flying pink pigs on their moving machines - aka Clive Chapman, and husband and wife duo Trevor and Ruth Coppard - raised $7296 for the Cancer Society’s Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari fundraiser on Saturday. There was a change to the route from Christchurch to the West Coast because a slip past Otira closed the road. Mr Chapman said organisers made the destination a return trip to Cass, instead. The 250 riders all on 50cc

scooters completed the 250km journey in tough conditions; hit by wind, rain and bitter cold they earned every dollar they collected. But it was in good spirit. “It was pretty good actually,” Mr Chapman said. “It was very windy going out of Christchurch, and then when we got past Springfield it started to rain. And it basically rained all the way out and all the way back,” he laughed. Mr Chapman lost a bike half way but had a spare to carry on with, however Mr Coppard’s bike seized up 10km from the end. Mrs Coppard had a clear

run there and back. A prizegiving at Kirwee saw the trio awarded second prize for best dressed team. “Everybody was great, everybody had a smile on their face. “It was windy, a few bikes broke down and a few people fell off but no injuries, no big drama and a lot of great scooters.” Mr Chapman said the scooter safari Facebook site had some great photos and showed the camaraderie involved in the 10 hour plus day. Riders stopped almost every hour for fuel, maintenance or just a break.

“Thank you to everyone who sponsored us, we had huge support from Ashburtonians, huge support.” Mr Chapman said the trio were keen to participate again in two years, and some of the support crew might also join them. The scooter safari was designed to be the coldest, longest, hardest, most gruelling and uncomfortable test of endurance on a city scooter to raise money and awareness for cancer sufferers. More than $188,000 was raised for the Cancer Society.


Drug money used to fund cops The Government is using money seized from drug bosses’ assets to fund 10 extra police investigators to fight organised crime and drug syndicates. Prime Minister John Key has announced the winners in the latest funding round from the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery Act), under which criminal assets are seized and forfeited to the Crown. From a pot of over $6 million for this round, $1.9m will fund the extra investigators

and $1.8m will double existing support for mothers of young children and pregnant women with alcohol and drug issues. Other funding includes $490,000 to police to crack down on cannabis growers, $679,000 for software for police to extract and recover data from devices seized under warrant, and $300,000 to help offenders with alcohol or drug issues re-integrate into the community. “When I launched the Meth-

amphetamine Action Plan in 2009, we made a commitment that money taken from those who profit from drugs would be used to target the drug trade, and help those affected get treatment,” Mr Key said. However the price, purity and availability of methamphetamine remain high, according to the latest Tackling Methamphetamine: Indicators and Progress Report. The average price of a gram increased from $678 in 2012 to

$684 in 2013, indicating a small squeeze on supply. Purity levels since last year have gone up, following a slight decline from 2006 to 2012. The report noted a “slight decline”in availability in recent years. In April 2014, 39 per cent of frequent users reported availability as “very easy”, down from 44 per cent the previous year. Mr Key said he was confident that the Government’s measures would continue to pressure the P trade. - APNZ

Joy-riders using Wairoa airport’s runway as a drag strip are causing costly damage and putting lives at risk, officials warn. People regularly use the runway as their personal drag strip, causing damage to lights and the tarmac, says Wairoa District Council engineering administration officer Nicky Bradley. “Our main concern is that when the hospital plane is required, the safety of the pilots, medical staff and patients could be compromised,” she says. “This is an act of wilful damage that goes beyond dollars and cents. This is about risking lives.” - APNZ

Window washer ban Car window washers who cause a nuisance have been put out of action by Auckland Council’s new public safety and nuisance rules which came into force yesterday. Window washing is technically not banned, said council bylaws and compliance manager Max Wilde. “It’s just that the bylaw makes it illegal to wash or offer to wash a vehicle in an intimidating manner, cause a nuisance or cause obstruction to traffic. “Window washers are also placing themselves in danger by working in the middle of busy oncoming traffic.” - APNZ

Nurse struck off A Hawke’s Bay nurse who admitted professional misconduct for having a sexual relationship with one of his patients has had his registration cancelled and has been ordered to pay costs of $13,500. The punishment is one of the most severe that can be ordered by the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal, which heard the case yesterday in Wellington. The patient had a number of significant mental health issues including anxiety and a history of self-harm and suicide.

Arrest after stabbing A 21-year-old man is in custody following the alleged stabbing of a man at a Wellington home yesterday. Police said they were called to a house in Paparangi just after 2pm and found man, aged in his 40s, suffering multiple stab wounds. The man is now in stable condition at Wellington Hospital. The 21-year-old is in police custody, and will appear at the Wellington District Court charged with wounding with intent. - APNZ

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Bequest allows for rest home renovations By SuSan SandyS

A “substantial” bequest to Methven House will be spent on renovations to the current 90-year-old rest home, and not saved for its multimillion dollar rebuild. Methven Aged Persons Welfare Association chairman Colin Lill said the new facility, to be constructed on donated land in the town, was a good five years away. The recent bequest of an unspecified sum, from Russell Alister Page, had come as “a welcome surprise” and would go towards converting a bathroom to a single bedroom. This would allow the 90-year-old resthome building to cater for 13 residents, rather than the current 12. Part of the bequest would also be used to refresh the dining room. “Our immediate priority is the running of the current facility,” Mr Lill said yesterday. Interviews to select an architect to design the new building were held, but an appointment was delayed while a review of the organisation’s ownership structure status took place. “We needed to be sure that we had the right legal structure in place for our fundraising and development plans. Now we’ve taken advice in that area, the appointment of the architect is imminent and we have an AGM planned for later next month where we will update the members on the developments,” Mr

Lill said. “We want to do things properly before we ask for serious funds to support the build of a new Methven House,” he said. Meanwhile, the rest home’s nurse manager Elisabeth Heybrook is delighted Methven House gained a 100 per cent “pass mark” for its care policy in its recent two-yearly certification audit. The mark demonstrated how well residents were looked after, and a good overall audit result boded well for the rest home’s campaign to purpose-build on a new site. “In previous years we have had between 30 and 50 actions to follow up after an audit and this year we only have six very minor administrative tasks,” Mrs Heybrook said. “We achieved a 100 per cent pass mark for our medication safety policy which is quite unusual and 100 per cent for our care policy.” Audits were an expensive process to prepare for and undertake. “A lot of hard work went into achieving the improved audit result, with a considerable sum spent on consultants to upskill and support staff, but the investment will save Methven House money in the long run,” she said. The rest home would now move to a three-yearly audit cycle with the Ministry of Health, rather than its previous twoyearly cycle, based on significant improvements in documented processes this year.

Ashburton College’s Liam Kennedy-Clark won at the regional Smokefreerockquest at the weekend. Photo suPPlied

Liam locks in Rockquest By SuSan SandyS

Winning at the Canterbury Smokefree Rockquest in Christchurch at the weekend is the latest feather in his cap for Ashburton College pupil Liam Kennedy-Clark. The 16-year-old won the solo/duo section of the competition, held at Burnside High School, with his original song No-one’s There.

Liam was representing the college, and said yesterday it had been a completely different experience compared to the many country music competitions he had competed in. He said while he was “really into country as my main genre”, when he played gigs either on his own or with fellow musicians, only 30 per cent of his songs were country. “I just love branching off

and finding my own style, putting all my favourite genres into one and seeing what happens,” he said. Liam is hoping to take the Ashburton College name into the national Smokefree Rockquest competition in Auckland in September. The selection process for regional finalists involves having to submit a 15-minute video of original songs.


Patient gifts secret cash

Methven House’s dining room will be “refreshed” after a bequest. Photo suPPlied

The son of a man who bequeathed his doctor $150,000 before dying says he is relieved the doctor has been suspended from practising in Australia after fleeing from a New Zealand-imposed ruling. Dr Jonathan Graham Wright was found to have breached professional and ethical standards when he accepted the money from terminal cancer sufferer Cornelis Soeters, 81, in 2011. He was suspended from practice and fined but escaped the sanction by moving to

Australia in 2012 - before the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) ruling was issued. However two days after the tribunal issued their ruling this April, Dr Wright’s Australian registration was also suspended. An employee at Dr Wright’s surgery yesterday said; “He’s gone on holiday and hasn’t given us a return date”. The HPDT decision said Mr Soeters was given weeks to live after a cancer diagnosis in October 2011.

The “stubborn” and eccentric bachelor cashed in shares, donating $100,000 to the Fred Hollows Foundation and transferring $150,000 into an account in Dr Wright’s name to spend on the health needs of the local community. Dr Wright said his patient had been adamant he accept the money and keep it secret. However, Mr Soeters’ son Paul Soeters discovered bank documents detailing the transaction shortly before his death. He was pleased the suspension was extended. - APNZ

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Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Cyclists are vulnerable Coen Lammers EDITOR


bike ride over the weekend reminded me how vulnerable we are on a

bicycle. On Saturday, I suffered a minor crash and there was not even another vehicle or person involved, just me and Mother Nature. I should have known better than to ignore the autumn leaves racing past my window and football players on the park next door struggling to kick the ball into the wind. As soon as I turned north, the wind stopped me dead in my tracks, but as soon as I turned right to get out of the full force of the gales, I got into real trouble as the wind gusts started slamming me from the side. With a lightweight road bike, I had no chance and soon one particular nasty gust wiped the bike from under me and planted my body on the tarmac, thankfully off to the left and not into traffic. Rider and bike escaped any serious harm, but it showed how exposed we are on our bikes, especially now the days get shorter. Methven police have this week been urging cyclists to become more visible as not enough cyclists worry about investing in a high visibility vest or proper lights. Senior Constable Mike Seque was also astonished that some locals don’t even wear a helmet. This ignorance may be a cultural misunderstanding, as some winter season workers come from countries where cyclists to not wear helmets. However, in those European countries, cyclists are a bigger factor on the road and drivers are more aware and educated about sharing the road than some New Zealand drivers. It will be interesting to see the results from the current survey by the Ashburton District Council among local cyclists about their safety. First though, cyclists need to take responsibility around the most basic precautions to be seen in the winter. If not, they are risking their safety and some nasty fines. Let’s get through the winter in one piece, so we enjoy the cycling in the spring.

YOUR VIEW Cycle safety The council want our view on cycle safety … Why??? They haven’t listened to us in the past. Merv Brenton

Councillors Conflict of interest? Secretive targeted emails? Those councillors involved should be ashamed of themselves!

Wheelie bins Has the council taken into consideration the introduction and cost of wheelie bins on pensioners? We put out one rubbish bag every two to three weeks and all our garden rubbish is recy-


cled, so if we get big bins we would only need to put them out every two to three months. We also live on a back section so will have to wheel big bins out to the street. At least under the present system user pays. Disgusted

Searching I am endeavoring to track down an old friend of mine. Mary McCleary, now probably in her 90s – if she is still living. She had a son named Rhys Mathias and I think he worked for the Ashburton Guardian probably in the ‘80s? If you have any idea how I might contact him I would be so grateful. Margaret Beuth

by David Fletcher

Thank you Through your column I wish to extend a very sincere thank you to our very generous sponsors and the public for the wonderful support they gave to Variety Theatre Ashburton, the cast ,orchestra and crew of Chicago. The huge accolades were a just reward for all their time and dedicated efforts in presenting a very professional show to our patrons. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Bridget Danielson President Variety Theatre Ashburton


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’d like to start by thanking Coen Lammers, the editor of the paper you are now reading. In case you don’t know, Coen is leaving the paper for pastures new. Before he embarks on a new career, he is taking a detour to see the Netherlands lift the World Cup in Brazil. While we sometimes disagree, I want to salute Coen for giving Jeanette Maxwell and myself a great chance to explain things from the farmer’s perspective. Without opportunities like this, all you get as a reader are salami slices of comment interspersed with the views of others. The Ashburton Guardian is one paper which tries hard to reflect the fantastic things we’ve got going on here in Mid Canterbury. Now I get to read a lot of comments about farming and truth be told, those who tend to write to the editor or post comments online, are generally people with an axe to grind. Our industry has been called all sorts of things, but you know what, I cannot be bothered replying to negativity. You could call it ‘Twitterisation’ but it isn’t pretty. I’ll reply to well-found criticism, but people who tee off with nasty comments must have rocks in the head to think they’ll get a reply.

Willy Leferink WILLYLEAKS

I know Federated Farmers president, Bruce Wills, has written elsewhere about our equally nasty tall poppy culture. What has really got me going was watching a political show called The Nation. This programme interviewed two British academics who’d written a book about addressing inequality. Their answer is to level the “rich”, whatever that means, with the poor; as that will instantly lead to a nice society like Scandinavia has. That’s also ironic given much of Scandinavia has constitutional monarchies like New Zealand. One of the academics said workers ought to have board seats, while the lowest paid should set the pay for those above them. A chief executive, one said, may be fortunate to be paid two or three times what they’re on. This sounds a lot like Communism; a system George Orwell brilliantly summed up in Animal Farm: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” A quick Google search tells

me the average UK professor earned £76,214 ($NZ150,000) in 2011-12. Despite their ‘spirit level’ belief, the Mirror newspaper reported two years ago that half of the UK’s top universities were paying their cooks and cleaners less than the UK minimum wage. What did Julius Caesar say after being stabbed? “Et tu, Brute.” I believe the best societies are the ones that gave the cleaner all the opportunities to become the boss. Graeme Hart is New Zealand’s richest man and he started off as a tow truck driver after leaving school at 16. I am pleased to say that agriculture provides plenty of chances for workers to become the boss too. The reality with some media though is that bad news sells. When the dairy payout is high it borders on envy, but when its low, as 2014/15 could be, it’s a disaster for the economy. If we chuck in a food scare it brings out the armchair experts calling for an end to dairy’s domination. My answer is easy; go for it. It would be fantastic if we had two or more dairy-sized industries. My point is that it is easy to criticise and complain, but it is much harder to get off your backside and do it. Sir Peter Jackson did and built a major film industry right here in New Zealand. Like the dairy industry, this now has some sniping at him for being a

success. So GlobalDairyTrade auction prices are down 22.6 per cent since the early February peak. We need to understand that if we made silicon chips or iPhones, similar speculation would fall upon market share. A short-term look at prices misses the overall picture where the global population is going up while global dairy production isn’t keeping pace. We will have bumper years and average years, but the trend line remains positive. So next season (2014/15), I would be expecting a realistic payout forecast of around $6.50 per kilogram of milksolids. We’ll know by the time you read this. It makes the point that we need to farm on conservative budgets and bank this season’s gain by repaying debt and improving the farm environment. It also sends a message to Fonterra’s management to deliver the value-add promise as that’s a commodity counterweight. As my term as Federated Farmers dairy chair is fast approaching its end, I hope my successor will be given the same chance to keep writing. In the meantime, I wish Coen and his family all the best for the future and especially in Brazil. Real men wear orange. Willy Leferink is Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson

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Train crash toll to rise A passenger express has slammed into a stationary freight train in northern India, killing at least 10 people with others feared trapped in the wreckage, an official says. The express was travelling to Gorakhpur city in northern Uttar Pradesh state yesterday when it collided with the stationary train at a local station, leaving scores of passengers injured, Indian Railways officials said. Six carriages were derailed in the accident and emergency rescue and medical teams were racing to free those still thought trapped inside and ferry the injured to hospital, they said. “We are trying to ascertain the exact number of casualties. What we know now is that six bogies of the train derailed following the collision and at least 10 people have died,” the official said in New Delhi, requesting anonymity. The number of passengers reported killed varied, with local media saying 20 were feared dead, while district magistrate Bharat Lal Rai put the figure at five, but warned

that the toll could still rise. The Gorakhdham Express travelling from Hisar city to Gorakhpur smashed into the freight train at Chureb station in Khalilabad, 700 kilometres east of New Delhi. “We are focusing on rescue and relief at the moment. It’s going on in a war footing to ensure minimum casualties,” Indian Railways spokesman Anil Kumar Saxena told AFP. Television footage showed at least one carriage on top of another mangled one, with windows shattered and locals gathering nearby. Narendra Modi, who was set to be sworn in as India’s new prime minister last night, expressed his sadness at the loss of life. “My condolences to families of those who lost their lives in the Gorakhdham express tragedy. Prayers with the injured,” Modi said on his official Twitter account. “Spoke to the Cabinet Secretary. Asked him to take an overview of the situation & ensure timely assistance to those injured,” he said.

A young man has been arrested in Darwin after his naked dancing, singing and rock throwing caused 13 vehicles, including a police car, to crash. The 20-year-old was arrested early on Sunday morning after a number of traffic incidents on Wednesday and Thursday in the Hidden Valley area outside of the Darwin CBD. Reports first surfaced on Wednesday night of a naked blond man throwing rocks at cars on Tiger Brennan Drive, one of Darwin’s major arteries. During peak-hour traffic on Thursday morning, a two-car crash was followed by an accident involving six vehicles. - AAP

Pope tours Jerusalem

The scene at the northern Indian train crash yesterday.

India’s railway network, one of the world’s largest, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the vast country. But the network is poorly funded and deadly accidents are frequent. In January, fire tore through a train full of sleeping passengers outside Mumbai, killing nine people and forcing survivors to break open doors to escape. Weeks earlier, a fire on board

a train in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh killed 26 people. Last August, a high-speed train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims as they tried to cross tracks in eastern Bihar state, killing 37. In 2012, a government report said almost 15,000 people were killed every year on India’s railways, describing the deaths as an annual “massacre” due mainly to poor safety standards. - AFP


Pistorius reports to psychiatric hospital

Oscar Pistorius stands accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Naked traffic hazard

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, has arrived at a psychiatric hospital to begin up to 30 days of tests, as ordered by a judge during his trial. A car ferrying the doubleamputee athlete whisked him inside the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, west of Pretoria, yesterday. Security was tight at the entrance of the drab redbrick public hospital, whose patients often come from poor backgrounds. In a bid to avoid media attention, the athlete ditched the grey SUV vehicle that normally drives him to court, arriving in a sedan with tinted windows. There was no sign of family and friends who often arrive in court with him to offer support. Last week, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that the Paralympian sprinter should report to the hospital as an outpatient every work day from May 26. The ruling came after a defence expert witness testified that the 27-year-old who is accused of killing his girlfriend

Reeva Steenkamp, suffers from generalised anxiety disorder. The judge said Pistorius will be tested to see “whether he was capable of appreciating the wrongfulness of his act or acting in accordance with appreciation of the wrongfulness of his act”. Pistorius is accused of shooting dead Steenkamp, a 29-yearold model, at his Pretoria home after a row. He says she was killed by accident after he mistook her for an intruder. Pistorius’s defence team have sought to show that his violent reaction to a perceived intruder in his home stemmed from a deep-seated anxiety that began to fester after the amputation of his lower legs as a child. His trial has attracted global media attention, with evidence showing a turbulent relationship between the new couple. The state argues that the murder was premeditated, a charge that could see him sentenced to life in prison if found guilty. The case was last week postponed until June 30, while the athlete undergoes testing. - AFP

Pope Francis has called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to work together for peace as he toured holy sites in Jerusalem, the final day of his Middle East pilgrimage. On an early morning tour of key sacred places in the walled Old City yesterday, the 77-year-old pontiff first visited Al-Aqsa mosque compound, then prayed at the Western Wall which lies just beneath it. The pontiff was rounding off a whirlwind trip, which saw him issue a unique invitation to the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to pray with him at the Vatican to end their “increasingly unacceptable” conflict, as well as snatching a personal prayer moment at Israel’s controversial separation barrier. - AFP

Junta chief gets nod Thailand’s coup leader has received royal endorsement to lead the politically divided kingdom and quickly threatened to crack down on any further agitation after a weekend of angry protests. The palace officially appointed army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as leader of a military junta that has deposed the government and assumed extensive powers in the Southeast Asian nation of 67 million. “To restore peace and order in the country and for the sake of unity, the king appointed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as head of the National Council of Peace and Order to run the country,” according to a royal command, referring to the military council set up as the country’s allpowerful ruling force. - AFP

Very cold case Investigators say they have caught the man who sexually assaulted and strangled a woman in her southern Sydney home 26 years ago. Doris Fenbow, 66, was allegedly attacked in her Little Bay unit on a Saturday morning in 1988. Police say a man - then 17 - sexually assaulted and strangled Ms Fenbow before setting her home alight. Neighbours called police after noticing smoke drifting from the unit, and Ms Fenbow’s body was found inside. Despite an extensive investigation the case went cold. But the Unsolved Homicide Team relaunched investigations, including a full forensic review and yesterday detectives arrested a 43-year-old man at Newcastle Police Station. The man, who is said to have lived nearby, was charged with murder, sexual assault and maliciously damaging property with the intention of endangering life. - AAP


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Technology cuts truckies’ fuel bills

Moa Group has done a deal with Mac’s brewery founder and Stoke brewers the McCashin family, in a move that will see it use the McCashin’s Brewery in Nelson to further its expansion. Moa, which has been contract brewing at the McCashin’s site since late last year, has signed a long-term contract that will see all its high-volume production move to the McCashin brewery, while its specialty brews remain at their home brewery in Blenheim. Chief executive Geoff Ross said the partnership would allow Moa to fulfil higher demand at lower cost. “We get the brewing scale we require, in a timely fashion and without significant demands on capital expenditure. The major benefit of this model is scale and scale drives brewing efficiency,” Ross said. - APNZ

IRD chases $367m Inland Revenue has gone to the High Court seeking a judgment against John George Russell for a $367 million alleged tax debt. The 79-year-old accountant developed the Russell template, which the Court of Appeal called a “blatant tax-avoidance scheme”. Between the late 1970s and 2000, Russell established what the same court said was an “elaborate, maze-like structure of companies, partnerships and trusts” and provided advice on how others could avoid tax through their participation in the Russell template. The IRD argued that through the use of a partnership, Russell avoided paying tax on income earned through Russell template transactions. It reassessed Russell’s personal income and said he should have declared income of $15.76 million between 1985 and 2000 instead of $298,700. - APNZ

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Bids for villa with $100,000 extras A done-up Auckland villa that was auctioned with more than $100,000 of extras to sweeten the deal pulled a top bid of $1.67 million. The property at 45 Lincoln Street in Ponsonby has a 2011 council valuation of $980,000 and the seller, Krista Strong, is hoping for a price of more than $2 million following an extensive renovation project that became a demonstration of how to convert a 114-yearold villa into a modern, warm, energy-efficient home. Immediately after the property was passed in at the sale, real estate agent Antonia Baker conducted shuttle talks between the top bidder inside the house and Ms Strong out on the street where the auction had been held yesterday afternoon. Media trainer and blogger Brian Edwards emerged from the home soon after but did not wish to comment. Ms Baker said she could reveal nothing of the negotiations, but welcomed interested parties to come forward. The auction attracted about 50 people - 60 if you include a couple of neighbouring properties whose occupants watched from behind front fences.

timing. “The board of Eroad looks to rapid expansion in the future and a public listing in New Zealand is considered as one of those options.” Regardless of whether the EECA transport sector award goes to Eroad or to fellow finalist BP, Newman says the company will get something out of it. “We win either way because BP tankers have Eroad and I know they’re using EZfuel,” Newman said.

The pickets on one of those fences got a new lick of white paint just before the auction started, but the neighbouring owner asserted this was nothing to do with the attention focused on the street by the doup demonstration project and the associated media coverage. “It’s the only day that I had,” he said. Auctioneer Mark Sumich emphasised the unusual items included in the property deal, such as the new Toyota Prius that was parked in the garage, a loan of $500,000 at zero interest for a year and 12 months of free electricity - but there were only two bidders. The woman who started the bidding at $1.45 million said she was “gutted” to have her final offer of $1.65 million trumped by her rival. Ventilation company HRV led the renovation of the twostorey house in a project to show how common problems in New Zealand’s housing stock can be fixed. “From that point of view the project has been a huge success,” said chief executive Bruce Gordon. “It not only shows how to transform a draughty, mouldy and damp home into an inviting, warm and healthy one.” APNZ


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becoming the only company with the go-ahead for computerto-computer links with any US state transport department. “That takes the business to the next level.” Eroad has set up a US subsidiary headed by company founder Brian Michie and opened an office in Oregon’s capital, Portland. Newman confirms that a public float is also a possibility, but he would not comment on its


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The company has eHubos in about 24,000 vehicles in New Zealand paying an average $89 a month. Since the end of last year, it has also been doing business in Australia. But its biggest prize is approval for a direct computer link to the US state of Oregon Department of Transport to begin providing services there. Newman says a two-year checking process by the state government resulted in Eroad


Entrants in the annual EECA Awards being presented today can claim credit for energy savings equivalent to the annual power use of two Hamiltonsized cities. Among finalists in the 10 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority award categories is EZfuel, a service of Albany technology company Eroad that has its eye on a public share float. EZfuel last year cut the fuel bill of Eroad’s dozens of trucking company customers by $221,000. “Fuel is generally the largest cost of any transport business and we’re helping them be as efficient as they can,” said Eroad chief executive Steven Newman. Helping truckies make fuel savings is an offshoot of Eroad’s main business, electronic collection of road user charges, which it has been doing since 2009.

With its cab-mounted eHubo distance-measuring device and direct computer link to the New Zealand Transport Agency, the eRUC service is funnelling $240 million a year, more than a fifth of total heavy transport road user charges, to the Government. EZfuel, an add-on to the eRUC service, was launched in 2012. Using oil company fuel card records and eHubo distance measurements, EZfuel sends transport operators consumption figures for individual vehicles. “Our customers are getting a 10 to 15 per cent reduction in their total fuel bill,” Newman said. “The first decision affecting fuel economy is whether you have the right vehicle for the job. If there are a number of vehicles doing the same task we can compare efficiency. Then it’s a question of how a vehicle is maintained and driven. We can help at all three levels.”


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The link between nitrates, groundwater and intensive dairy farming were in the spotlight at the Water Matters Forum in Geraldine on Sunday. Today Guardian reporter Michelle Nelson presents the views of two panel members, Dr Mike Joy, senior lecturer in environmental science and ecology at Massey Univerisity and Geoff Simmons, an economist for the Morgan Foundation.

Experts: No time to waste on nitrate issues Dr Mike Joy thinks there is a lack of understanding when it comes to fresh water ecology. “The reason nutrients are a problem is that they end up in rivers and waterways, where they cause algae to bloom. When all that algae dies and rots it sucks oxygen out of the water, and nothing can live in it,” he said. The nitrate toxicity in some waterways is 10 times the safe level already. We have gone from safe levels of 1.9 millilitres a litre, to 3.8ml/l in Canterbury.” “Long before the toxicity reaches that point ecosystems will be dead from lack of oxygen,” Dr Joy said. Insofar as establishing regional land and water plans goes, Dr Joy pointed out that each catchment was responsible for coming up with its own rules. “Canterbury has the highest level and is being treated as the guinea pig for the whole country. “We have farmers that are doing a great job, but the problem is the expansion of dairying, and the push from Government to double production. “Dairying is the biggest cause, but not the only one (of nitrate toxicity). Even if we stopped (using urea) tomorrow we are still going to have big problems.” Dr Joy also took a swipe at the Government. “Central government hasn’t shown any leadership or put standards in place, now the community is being asked to com-

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promise. In Canterbury this has resulted in lifting nitrate levels from .44ml/l to 3.9ml/l.” Geoff Simmons’ opening lines were: “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. “Water will be the gold of the future – there are a whole lot of non-monetary benefits from water that must be addressed,” he said. “Environmental and economic synergies must be considered – a lot of farmers would not lose money by farming less intensively. The question is how to encourage them to do that? “In some catchments things have gone

too far already – who will clean up the mess?” Citing Lake Rotorua as an example, Mr Simmons said at this stage taxpayers would be left to pick up the tab. Farmers entering the industry and generations to follow will also inherit the problems caused today. He thinks farmers should pay. “The way Canterbury is solving the issue, using the past as a guide for the future, is quite unfair – anyone who was thinking of converting is stuffed under this regime. “Maybe dairy farmers should pay sheep and beef farmers because they are leaching less. “In Canterbury there is a lot of resistance to trading nutrients, but it makes sense.” Mr Simmons said free water, the absence of a land tax and the failure to take account of externalities (everything that impacts on other communities, that are not taken into account – for example costs to the health system, and the loss of waterways for recreation) should be in the spotlight. “A capital gains tax is a wussy version – we need an actual tax on capital; a tax based on the rate of return on that asset.” He said attempting to deal with the problem overnight would be economically crippling. Over 20 years, solving the issues were doable. • In Thursday’s rural pages we will look at what Federated Farmers dairy chairman Willy Leferink and Irrigation New Zealand had to say.


Plenty of By Michelle NelsoN

There shouldn’t be a hungry cow in the district this winter, according to Dromore farmer Richard Lemon. As one of the judges for the Mayfield A&P Association winter feed competition, he was impressed with what he saw on Thursday. Twenty-two crops were entered in the Mayfield competion. While many arable farmers have battled against the weather to get specialist seed crops in, the record autumn rainfall has worked in favour of winter feed crops. “The crops were extremely well presented this year. I would imagine that the weather conditions that we’ve had through the autumn have excelled the growth rates on the dryland farms,” Mr Lemon said. “A lot of those crops are as good, if not better, than those on the irrigated crops. “To walk out consistently into kale crops that were up round your chest was a great experience. “The evenness of the crops and the quality of the feed that’s going to be available to stock during the winter was tops. “Even when you’re driving around every kale crop you pass is above the fenceline, in an average season you get the odd paddock that are down below knee-height, and struggle to get seven or eight tonne.” In contrast all the kale crops judged on Thursday weighed in the early to late teens, in terms of tonnage, and exceeded 20 tonne in the fodder beets, Mr Lemon said. In deciding the winners, judges take a visual measure of the quality, evenness and weed control in a crop. A sample of the crop is then cut and weighed to obtain a dry matter weight, which also

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As we approach winter, the bulk of this seasons lamb kill has now taken place and the focus is now on maximizing the volume of higher valued chilled production on the important leg cuts into the UK market. There has been little change in overseas returns in the past few weeks, with export returns at much more comfortable levels. In New Zealand, store lamb markets have now settled down after a large spike in yarded numbers in the North Island at the start of May with farmers offloading big numbers once the rain had arrived. Prices installed spike above $3/kgLW, with strong demand, particularly from Hawke’s Bay and eastern regions of the North Island. However prices have since fallen back, particularly on the heavier lambs. Transactions are now made at $2.75-$2.85/kgLW.


In the US, the long weekend for Memorial Day on May 26 has been the focus for processors due to the surge in beef demand it brings. For that reason there’s been the typical lull in demand for imported product over the past couple of weeks. Prices for 90CL cow have dropped back by US5c/lb in the past week, with high supply out NZ being pushed into an uncertain market. US retail demand in the lead up to Memorial Day appears to have been weaker than anticipated, resulting in weaker domestic prices as well. However it is hoped that fine weather conditions will prevail over the long weekend, bringing a boost in demand. Elsewhere in the world, returns to NZ exporters are largely unchanged from a fortnight ago.


Jimmy Laming, Richard Lemon and Andrew Currie check out Martin Fleming’s kale crop, which was entered in the Mayfield A&P Association’s winter feed competition. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 220514-tM-033

influences the points. The greater the crop in weight, as long as it’s up there in the other parameters, the better it will score. “We also saw some very good crops of turnips, green-feed oats and rape,” Mr Lemon said. The Ravensdown Trophy went

to Carl Shannon, for his fodder beet crop, with Richard Wright as runner-up. The Dennis Corbett Memorial Trophy was awarded to Mark Greensdale for his regal kale crop. Mr Wright also took the prize for the best dryland crop. Results:

Rape: 1st Andrew McKenzie, 2nd Rich-

ard Wright. Kale: 1st Maarten Stolp, 2nd Andrew Donaldson, 3rd Martin Fleming. Turnips: 1st Mark Greenslade, 2nd Ian Ludeman. Swedes: 1st Ian Ludeman. Green feed cereals: 1st Andrew Donaldson, 2nd Andrew McKenzie Fodder beet: 1st Carl Shannon, 2nd Richard Wright.

Dairy commodity prices have declined by 2% over the past week. The Agrifax prices for milk powders decreased by 3-5% while other commodities remain unchanged from last week. The GlobalDairyTrade auction on May 20 resulted in the overall index decline by 1.8%. The price of anhydrous milkfat (AMF) and casein increased while the price of all other commodities declined. For whole milk powder (WMP), the average price declined by 1.1%. Most of the decline in price came from contracts for delivery in August or earlier, while prices of contracts with later deliveries were nearly equal or above the previous auction. Skim milk powder (SMP) prices declined by 3.5% on average. April import data from China show 58% growth in the volume of total New Zealand dairy exports to China compared to April last year. WMP is increased by 61% and SMP by 19%. China relies heavily on NZ for WMP supply but is now sourcing much of their SMP requirements from the US and Europe. The large volumes imported this year to date indicate Chinese suppliers are well stocked. Data for May will shed light on buying activity and the balance between lower Chinese demand and increased Northern Hemisphere supplies in affecting the decline in global commodity prices.


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Market Price Trends Week beginning May 26, 2014

l A M B ($) including 1 kg shorn Pelt this week 13.0kg YL SI 13.5kg YM SI 15.0kg YM SI 15.0kg YM NI 15.0kg YM Market Indicator 17.5kg YX SI 19.0kg YX SI 19.0kg YX NI 21.0kg YX SI 21.0kg YX NI 23.0kg YX SI

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

44.21 64.60 83.34 85.82 66.26 97.40 104.99 109.45 114.02 121.03 115.93 44.21

43.40 63.75 82.40 84.56 65.53 96.30 103.79 107.86 112.69 119.27 114.49 44.21

40.89 61.03 79.38 81.08 65.65 91.89 99.02 103.45 108.52 114.39 109.93 44.21




1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

1 year ago

41.09 32.54 61.09 51.45 78.93 68.73 81.72 72.46 63.44 59.21 93.66 79.46 100.95 85.51 104.56 92.23 110.68 93.59 115.62 101.99 111.34 44.21 93.56 44.21 6.72 6.72

2013/14 Low High 40.21 60.08 76.41 78.57 60.35 90.74 97.79 100.27 107.19 110.88 108.49 6.72 *

2012/13 ave

48.89 37.30 69.41 56.79 88.66 74.59 92.79 74.56 66.26 * 59.57 102.67 86.29 110.70 92.93 117.98 94.72 121.41 101.79 130.45 104.75 124.02 105.47 6.72 *


M U T T O N ($) Including 0.5kg pelt 21kg MX1







P2 Steer SI (296-320kg) NI P2 Steer Market Indicator

389 433 402

384 421 398

376 403 397

391 410 399

371 397 391

M Cow SI (160-195kg) NI M Cow Market Indicator

230 302 307

230 292 312

232 284 311

255 290 315

Bull SI (296-320kg) NI Bull Market Indicator

364 407 397

364 403 393

364 383 390

386 383 390




B E E F (c/ kg) 416 437 414 * 270 311 328 *

382 395 388

247 285 282

371 388 394 * 230 * 263 294 *

361 395 380

364 * 363 372

406 407 * 403

372 388 381

260 292 299

Based on announced schedules with levies & charges deducted and published premiums included. For a valid comparison between the Islands, add $1.20 in Lamb and 7c/kg in Beef to the North Is values, because North Is Cos pay freight.

V E N I S O N ($/kg - gross) AP Hind 50kg AP Stag 60kg AP Stag 80kg

6.11 6.20 5.81

6.11 6.20 5.81

6.11 6.20 5.81

6.13 6.23 5.83

6.38 6.48 6.08

6.11 * 6.20 * 5.81 *

7.43 7.53 7.13

6.86 6.95 6.56

1380 810 790 720 545 525 525 510 505

1380 865 780 725 510 490 500 490 495

1380 890 765 710 478 475 475 465 510

1500 930 795 730 465 430 420 415 495

1285 810 * 765 670 475 450 450 450 480

1500 1010 850 740 630 625 625 600 534

1475 1047 848 714 440 399 386 372 501

426 426 446.67 433.33

420 418.75

461 408

338 408

473 443

415 422

5720 6080 6110 6140 13910

5350 5780 6150 5540 12920

4570 5800 4550 * 6270 4670 * 6570 5200 6390 13090 14550

4258 4446 4502 4926 11572

W O O L Data: WSI Fine (21 microns) Medium (25 microns) Medium (27 microns) Medium (29 microns) Coarse (35 microns) Coarse (37 microns) Coarse (39 microns) 2nd Shear (37 microns-85mm) Lamb (31 micron-75mm)

W H E A T ($NZ/Tonne) ASW (Aus standard White) NZ Free (12.5% protein)

DAIRY PRODUCT PRICES Butter (NZ$/tonne) Skim Milk powder Whole Milk Powder Cheddar Cheese Casein

4610 4550 4670 5250 13430

4590 4890 4880 5460 13360

Prices are indicative only. They are compiled from an assessment of sales made worldwide on one-off basis in US $. Quota market sales and contracts are excluded. The prices are then converted to $NZ/t FOB at current exchange rates.



UK PM Lamb (p/kg) CIF US Bull (USc/lb) CIF US Cow (USc/lb) CIF Venison Bone-in leg (E/Kg)

PRICES 490 220 200 6.40

480 219 205 6.40

0.856 0.508 0.627 3.97

0.861 0.513 0.623 4.02

440 215 205 6.40

380 206 180 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

490 * 225 214 6.40 *

355 209 194 6.43

FINANCE US Dollar UK Pound Euro 2 Year Wholesale Rate (%)


D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI information provided by NZX Agrifax

203 20 17.6

0.830 0.808 0.498 0.530 0.605 0.619 3.83 2.94 (Estimates only) 390 291 351 68 157 37 21.5 14.0 20.9

0.776 0.497 0.586 2.76

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.85

22 9 0.0

490 163 23.8

Note: * denotes a new low/high for season.

0.809 0.511 0.630 2.74

Deer Industry Award winner Paddy Boyd (right) with wife Barbara and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Photo suPPlied

Mackenzie farmer wins top deer award Paddy Boyd, manager of Haldon Station in the Mackenzie Country, is the winner of the 2014 Deer Industry Award. The announcement of the award at the annual Deer Conference in Methven last week was followed by a sustained standing innovation for a farmer who has been a behind-the-scenes industry leader from the 1970s to the present day. The award citation listed Paddy’s involvement in numerous industry groups including quality assurance, the Cervena strategy, velveting standards, Tb eradication, genetic improvement and environmental standards. “In the last three years he has been a driving force behind the deer industry’s productivity leadership group,” lead judge, former DINZ chief executive Mark O’Connor said. “Paddy is a firm advocate for all products produced by the deer industry, as

well as being an advocate for people. He has often been a voice for those farmers who prefer not to front at industry events, but are passionate deer farmers in their own right and whose views and wishes need to be understood.” Under Mr Boyd’s management, Haldon Station has gone from being a pioneer of large-scale deer farming to become the public face of deer farming excellence. The 2000-deer fenced hectares of the 22,000-hectare station produce about half of the station’s gross farm income. This area is now being expanded. In total, Paddy has worked on Haldon for 41 years, 33 of them as manager. The citation acknowledged the role played by Paddy’s wife Barbara in the success of the Haldon Station business, as well as the support of the Klisser family, under whose ownership Paddy has been manager for the past 23 years.

Grain harvest up 11% in 2013 By Michelle NelsoN

Grain production was up 11 per last year on 2008 figures, the latest agricultural production data shows. More than 1.066 million tonnes of cereals was harvested in 2013 compared with 0.957 million tonnes in 2008, according to new figures from Statistics NZ. The crops were produced on approximately 130,000 hectares in both seasons. Canterbury remains the country’s leading arable cropping province, accounting for 62 per cent of all cereal crops harvested. Wheat was the leading cereal type with 448,000 tonnes harvested, followed by 416,000 tonnes of barley and 202,000 tonnes of maize grain. In terms of market share wheat ac-

counted for 41 per cent of the harvest (36 per cent in 2008), barley 39 per cent (43 per cent) and maize grain 19 per cent (21 per cent). General manager of the NZ Grain and Seed Trade Association Thomas Chin said the extra 108,000 tonnes of cereals harvested over 2008 reflects a trend of increasing farm yields and reinforces arable farming’s contribution to the economies of Canterbury and the country as a whole. “Alongside the pasture and vegetable crops grown for seed the arable industry is an absolutely vital part of primary production, both for human and animal consumption.” Mr Chin said this year’s harvest results were expected to be back on the previous two seasons, a fact reiterated by the latest Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) figures.

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Snippets of life at Ashburton Intermediate By 7/2 MY ART PROJECT

Generally I’m not the sort of person who loves art and creative, crafty things but that all changed when I met Miss Cooney and Mrs J. By learning all about art, paint and decorations, I took a liking to all the arty, crafty things. My project – which I have completed – is a 43x30cm, 3D capital E for the first letter of my name, Emma. I chose the colour scheme of rainbow because I have a new favourite colour everyday and I didn’t know which one to choose. The topic was Venturing into the Great Outdoors so my theme was Weather. I’m going to add it to my collection of model decorations in my bedroom. By Emma Smith



During the last week of Term One we had a great coach who came to teach us how to play hockey. She told us how to hold a hockey stick and how to dribble a ball. It took a long time before we got a goal and the hockey players weren’t allowed to score. One team were wearing bibs and the other team weren’t. The bib team won. By Mac Kaitao HARD MATERIALS

In Term Two hard materials we got to do paperwork first while Mr Butler talked. It was our technology week. It looks pretty hard but when you try it, it’s easy. Mr Butler told us about technology and how to use the machines. The best part was making mini flat decks and I can’t wait until we start with our decisionmaking. By Sahil Kumar TECHNOLOGY

From the start of Term Two, class 7/2 has been going to Hard Materials Technology with Mr Butler. For the second lesson we heard we were going to make mini plastic skateboards. Firstly, we had to put on aprons.

Next we had to pick a seat. When we sat down Mr Butler told us how to use the files and how to round the edges of the plastic. He then tipped out a box of oblong shaped plastics. There were different colours. I picked blue and we took them to our desks. For the next hour we shaped our skateboards. We used sandpaper to smooth the edges and a polisher to make it shiny. Finally we put it on a heater that melts the tip of the plastic and we were then able to bend the plastic to make it like the shape of a skateboard on both ends. I loved this lesson. I can’t wait for the next one. By Henry Chapman MY DELICIOUS MASTERCHEF EXPERIENCE

My delicious Master Chef experience was wonderful but the things I enjoyed most were cooking Easter cupcakes, a breakfast with bacon, caramelised bananas and French toast –

Well done duathlon team On May 14 a team from Ashburton Intermediate School competed in the combined primary and intermediate duathlon held at Ruapuna Raceway. Children from all over Canterbury and the West Coast competed. The course was a 2km run, 9km cycle and a final 1km run. Results were: 12+ Year Girls – 2nd Natasha Waddell; 11 Year Girls – 2nd Caitlin Titheridge; 12+ Year Boys – 8th Abe O’Donnell; 16th Josh Kershaw. Congratulations and well done to all who competed.

also scones and cheesecake. But most of all I would like to thank the lady who showed me techniques and how to improve my cooking as I want to be a chef. That lady is Miss Hortin. Thank you. By Alyssa CRICKET SKILLS

On Monday, February 17, Week 3 of Term 1 class 7/2 began their very first lesson of cricket skills. On our very first session we got taught how to pitch correctly and how to stand properly. To pitch we had to keep both arms straight and to follow the line of your arm and follow through to pitch a straight bowl. During the second day we kept working on our pitching and fielding. In fielding we learned how to throw at the wickets and how to catch a ball. We learnt to catch a ball property with your hands in a W shape and with your thumbs lined up together. Dur-

ing the next session we learnt how to hold and use a bat properly. We got taught how to hold the bat with a V shape through our fingers. The following sessions we continued working on our pitching, fielding and catching. While we continued with our basics we also learned what footing to use while we pitched to get the angle in the right direction. For our last session we had a team/class tournament. FIRST DAY AT ASHBURTON INTERMEDIATE

My first day at Ashburton Intermediate was pretty nervewracking because I didn’t know anyone there. I was really scared and I didn’t want to get out of the car. My brother felt sick and didn’t want to get out of the car, but once I met Harriet and Megan I was fine for the rest of the day. By Jess Milne

It was the morning of the basketball finals at Ashburton Intermediate. Everyone was feeling nervous, but at the same time excited. We were up against hard competitors – class 7/3, Mr Czerski’s class. After morning tea everyone was getting really nervous. 12.30pm the bell goes – we all go and get changed ready for the battle ahead. We get to the courts and put our bibs on. Our starting five were Ben, Mac, George, Tom and I. Mac won the jump and I got the first basket of the final. At halftime we were up 24-8. Then 15 minutes later Mrs Perkins blew her whistle and 7/2 had just won the final. YAY!!! We shook hands and celebrated even more. In assembly Naumai and I went up and got the trophy and held it up. We are the Year 7 winners of basketball for 2014 By Isaac Bazley SWIMMING TRIP

It was the day of Zones. The Ashburton Intermediate team had to be at school at 7am and leave at 7.15am.We were swimming at the Rolleston Pool. My relay team came first for the medley relay for Year 7s. I was in three races plus two relays. For the 100-metre distance it was breaststroke for Year 7 and 8. Two people from Intermediate came third – Alex Dunn and myself. We had done an awesome job! By Isy Wilson

CALENDAR OF EVENTS ■ May 22: BOT Meeting (Change of Date) 7pm boardroom ■ May 26-30: Book Fair in Hall ■ May 27: Mufti Day for Book Fair – Dress as Book Fair Character ■ May 30: Cross Country Ashburton Venue: Ashburton Business Park, Northpark Rd, Ash. ■ June 3: Cross Country Postponement date ■ June 4: Music Festival Rehearsal at AIS ■ June 4: ICAS Science ■ June 9: PTA Meeting 7 pm in the Talanoa Hub ■ June 16: ICAS Writing ■ June 17: ICAS Spelling ■ June 24-26: Music Festival Performances Ashburton Events Centre evenings ■ July 2: Inter-Intermediate Cross Country Christchurch ■ July 4: School Reports Issued

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A simple tool for a massive task Left – From the Ashburton Museum collection, a roller used in the 1800s and early 1900s for moving buildings. Below – The Ashburton Convent, the largest building in the town at that time, being moved through the Cass Street/ Havelock Street intersection in 1894, on its way to a new site in Sealy Street.


ave you ever wondered how ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians, moved huge blocks of stone to make the pyramids and other structures? The answer is the simple roller. Round rollers – made from a variety of materials – can be used to shift some very large or heavy items. All one really needs is a lever and a few rollers and enough people and away you go. One of things which I found odd to comprehend when I came to Ashburton was the amount of buildings which moved around Ashburton District. Maybe it was due to the flat ground or the strong construction of the structures, but many buildings still around today have been moved from elsewhere as a series we ran on this page some time ago showed. I hadn’t really come across it before. I had used the idea of a roller in a previous position to move large items such as printing presses, but never imagined shifting an entire building as large as some of the ones in Ashburton. When you see the size of the buildings shifted, the image of large rollers made out of strong metals springs to mind. However, this wasn’t always the case. The piece of wood seen above was one of many used by contractor Phillip Norman to shift several buildings in Ashburton. One of his early shifts was that of the convent, a very large three-storey building, moved in 1894 from its site in Wakanui Road – between Cambridge and Oxford streets – to a new site in Sealy Street.

Another major shift was a large flour mill building moved in 1906 from Wakanui to a new site at the corner of West and Kermode streets. That was the job the roller shown here was used on. The rollers were made of hardwood, about four feet long. Planks were laid on the road and the building pulled by traction engine. As rollers emerged from the back they were carried forward and placed in front of the building again. Inevitably some rollers were damaged and were shortened. When they became too short to be of use they were sometimes given to the building owner as a souvenir – probably the situation with this roller.

Bottom left – Well-known building contractor Phil Norman moved many buildings in the Ashburton area. Here he is preparing to move a building, believed to be St Stephen’s Hall, which was moved to the corner of Park and Burnett streets. Heavy planks have been laid for the building to move on and a strong wire rope is attached to the front for the traction engine to pull on. Bottom right – The Wakanui flour mill on its way to its new home in 1906.

CONTACT Material for this page is co-ordinated by the Ashburton Museum. Articles from other organisations are welcomed, as is any feedback on what appears. Email, mail to PO Box 573, or phone 308-3167. Copies of many of the photos on this page are available for purchase from the Ashburton Museum

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Message for selectors Landon Donovan offered a stylish response to his World Cup snub, becoming Major League Soccer’s all-time leading scorer in the LA Galaxy’s 4-1 win against Philadelphia Union yesterday. The 32-year-old scored twice, seizing the MLS scoring record with his first strike of the night, and 135th career goal, four minutes into the second half. It came days after US coach Jurgen Klinsmann left Donovan out of his final 23-man squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil. - AFP

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Song hits bum note The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil. Since the recent release of FIFA’s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cup theme. Many expressed their frustration on Twitter under the tag #VoltaWakaWaka - a plea for the return of the widely loved song that Colombian artist Shakira performed for the 2010 tournament in South Africa. Although Brazilian Claudia Leitte is also featured in the official theme, critics say they don’t understand why Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Bronx-born Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez were chosen for the song when there are so many other great musicians in the land of Bossa Nova. - AP

Promotion for minnows Minnows Eibar won promotion to Spain’s top flight for the first time in their history yesterday, although it is still far from certain that they will be able to take their place there next season. Founded in 1940, the Basque Country side beat Alaves 1-0 at home and, with two games of the season remaining, are now guaranteed to finish in the top two automatic promotion berths. However, the club from the small town situated midway between San Sebastian and Bilbao, who have the smallest average gates in the second tier, do not currently meet the complicated financial rules governing teams in the top two divisions. Eibar need to raise around 1.7 million euros ($A2.55 million) if they are to be allowed to come up against the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid next season. - AFP

Galacticos celebrate About 50,000 Real Madrid fans packed the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium yesterday to celebrate their club’s record 10th European Cup with a blockbuster show befitting its galactico image. Real beat city rival Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time in the Champions League final to set off the celebrations, which carried on through the Spanish capital night after the European champions arrived home in the early hours. The celebration started with the team’s open-top bus cruising into Cibeles Square, where team captains Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos draped a club flag around the statue in the center of the fountain as Real does after every trophy victory. The party continued at the Bernabeu, where a laser show and the chants of thousands of fans honoured Madrid’s players and coaching staff in a rock concert atmosphere. - AP

Mid Canterbury’s 18th grade player Matt Boote evades a defender during his side’s 1-6 loss to St Bede’s at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday. Photo Donna Wylie 240514-DW-091

Crisis hits seniors side By Jonathan Leask

As the seniors face expulsion for a second default, the two local division four teams led the way in Mainland Football on Saturday. The Mid Canterbury division one side had a crisis meeting last night to determine the side’s future in the competition after consecutive defaults, but there was plenty to celebrate from the weekend’s action.

Down in division four Mid Canterbury Eastern claimed a 1-0 away win over Cashmere Technical while Methven secured their first win since being promoted beating FC Twenty11 Falcons 2-1 at the Methven Domain. The Mid Canterbury Masters were on the end of a default with Western unable to field a side. The 18th grade side were outclassed at home by St Bede’s to

the tune of 1-6 in their second game in 18th grade division one after earning promotion from division two. The Mid Canterbury 15th grade side enjoyed a strong 5-2 away win over Cashmere Technical in 15th grade division one. The best result was saved for Sunday when the unbeaten Mid Canterbury women had an emphatic 7-1 win at home in women’s division two.

The Mainland competitions continue over Queen’s Birthday weekend, but the local Mid Canterbury junior grades have been postponed. Whether or not that competition includes a division one side in the future should be known today as Mid Canterbury Football need to inform Mainland Football of their decision, whether the team continues in or withdraws from the competition.

Butcher accepts blame for Hibs relegation By aListair Watson Former Sydney FC coach Terry Butcher says he takes full responsibility for Hibernian’s shock relegation from the Scottish Premiership following his side’s play-off final defeat to Hamilton yesterday. Butcher watched as Hibs were condemned to life in the Championship in dramatic fashion following a 4-3 penalty shootout defeat at Easter Road. Hibernian took a command-

ing two-goal lead into the second leg, but with just four victories at Easter Road this season the home side showed nerves from the start as Hamilton dominated possession. Jason Scotland’s first half strike and a Tony Andreu goal in stoppage-time levelled the tie at 2-2 on aggregate, before keeper Kevin Cuthbert produced goalsaving heroics to send his team into the top-flight. Butcher only took over as Hibs manager in November

following the departure of Pat Fenlon, with the Edinburgh side sitting in seventh place. Butcher spent a season with Sydney FC in 2006-07. After a good start to life at Easter Road, which saw Hibs defeated just twice in his opening 10 games, Butcher’s men had a terrible slump and would have finished the season bottom of the table if it hadn’t been for rivals Hearts 15-point deduction for entering administration. Former England defender

Butcher insists he wants to stay on at Hibs but concedes the decision may be out of his hands following the worst experience of his long career. “It’s my darkest day in football, absolutely. I’m extremely angry but I take full responsibility,” he said. Defeat ends Hibs’ 15-year stay in the top flight and they will now have to battle it out with fellow relegated city rivals Hearts and Glasgow giants Rangers in next season’s Championship. - AFP


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


In brief

Vital win for 1st XV By Jonathan Leask

Ashburton College were deserving winners over Burnside in the Crusaders Secondary Schools rugby competition but made hard work of their first win on Saturday. College dominated the first half, but lapses either side of halftime let Burnside back into the game. College moved clear again in the second half only to allow Burnside back within one point before closing out for the win. Wing Malakai Caucaunitabua scored a first half double while fullback Xavier Bartlett scored off a powerful bust from Nete Caucau. Kieran Hunt missed all three conversions and then a penalty before College conceded a soft try on half time. Burnside then scored early in the second half to close gap to 12-15. Hunt landed a penalty and then converted the try of Toafa Touli, from a Caucau grubber, to lead 25-12. Just when they looked to have the ascendancy, College coughed up possession and Burnside converted the chance into five points. Burnside scored out wide and the conversion made it a one-point ball game. College worked their way back into en-


Jackman misses out Coach Gordon Tietjens has named an experienced squad to prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. The squad features the inclusion of Highlanders’ wing Kurt Baker and Blues’ back Pita Ahki, but not Mid Canterbury’s Mark Jackman. The squad will assemble in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday June 3 for a four day training camp. Squad: Pita Ahki, Kurt Baker, Tomasi Cama, Scott Curry, Ambrose Curtis, Sam Dickson, DJ Forbes, Jack Goodhue, Bryce Heem, Akira Ioane, Gillies Kaka, Ben Lam, Tim Mikkelson, Declan O’Donnell, Lote Raikabula, Sherwin Stowers, Joe Webber, Adam Whitelock. - APNZ

emy territory, Hunt kicked another penalty to make it 28-24, and they proceeded to close the game down for their first win. “It was probably a game that should not have been as close as it was,” College coach Ian Patterson said. “We dominated much of the game but still conceded tries by trying to play too much in our own half of the field when we were under pressure. “That is still an area of the game we need to work on, but we are now seeing some really good individual performances and we continue to improve as a team – so I am really happy about that.” Flanker Harry Ferguson had another strong game and Bartlett was solid at fullback while Caucau had a huge influence on the game with his size, power running and accurate passing. College are away again this weekend to Roncalli, who were well beaten by Nelson 40-10. Christchurch Boys beat Timaru Boys’ 46-16, Shirley were too good for Waimea College 36-5 and defending champions Marlborough got the win over St Thomas’ 21-13. St Bedes accounted for Christ’s 38-16, St Nete Caucau was a tower of strength for the Andrews outclassed Rangiora 25-10 and College 1st XV in their victory over Burnside. Lincoln had the bye. photo joseph johnson

Federer cruises through Fourth seed Roger Federer clinched a record-equalling 59th win at the French Open yesterday as he breezed past Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko. The 2009 champion eased to a 6-2 6-4 6-2 win against the world No.88 to kick-off his 16th straight Roland Garros campaign with a comfortable victory. His 59 career wins at the tournament have taken him level with eight-time champion Rafael Nadal. Federer will now face either Portugal’s Gastao Elias or Diego Sebastian Schwartzman of Argentina for a place in the tournament’s last 32. - AFP

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington raceway

2 55154 Opawa Amy 30.65 J & ....................D Fahey Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington 4 56745 Jet To Mars 17.70 M & ........................ Smith Raceway Meeting Date: 27 May 2014 NZ Meeting num- 5 32134 Plagiarism 17.36 .......................R Blackburn 3 75631 Know Judge 31.19 .........................G Cleeve ber: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 6 42218 Smoking Marley 17.61 .............. A Bradshaw 4 54447 Casino Black 31.02 ....................H Anderton 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 7 64348 Harper Mehl nwtd S & .....................B Evans 5 34465 Louisa’s Girl 31.32 ........................... B Dann 10, 11 and 12 6 21236 Wicked Spell nwtd J &.....................D Fahey 8 63665 Sea Spray Boris nwtd..................B Freeman 7 33221 Know Certainty 30.81.....................G Cleeve 9 77758 Celosia 18.00 ....................................M Flipp 1 12.08pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C1, 295m 8 12323 Gold Vipa nwtd S & .........................B Evans 10 57787 Make Your Point 17.40 S & ..............B Evans 1 41546 Ohoka Strika 17.90 ...................... L Waretini 2 34635 Another Rule 17.75 ...................J McInerney 4 1.05pm GARDEN CITY CHEM-DRY STKS C1, 520m 9 76583 Wagon Wheel 30.58 M & ..................Jopson 1 87534 Goldstar Magic 31.31 S & ...............B Evans 10 84268 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd ....................C Roberts 3 18776 Goldstar Rosie nwtd S & .................B Evans 2 43164 Opawa Kendal 30.79 J & ................D Fahey 7 2.06pm COALGATE TAVERN SPRINT C1, 295m 4 42713 Advanced Pedro 17.53 S & .............B Evans 1 1224 She’s Smashing 17.62 ......................M Flipp 3 856x3 Opawa Jean 30.73 L &....................... Wales 5 75776 Hooray For Hazel 17.56 M & ............... Smith 2 67845 Chocdee Karen nwtd ................J McInerney 4 77848 Homebush Coral 31.11 .............J McInerney 6 56473 Mop Head 17.76 ........................ D T Barnes 3 6481x Aspro Annie 17.56 ..................... D T Barnes 5 2211 Jewel Eagle 30.72 J &.....................D Fahey 7 18 Cabrera 17.70 ...................................M Flipp 4 56686 Blickling Bridge 17.53 ......................A Joyce 6 x151F Jinja Turtle 30.48 J &.......................D Fahey 8 21763 Impersonator 17.34 ................... A Bradshaw 5 2525x Cawbourne Bomber nwtd ............C Roberts 7 16522 Know Danger 30.81 .......................G Cleeve 9 57578 Homebush Barabas nwtd ..........J McInerney 6 1F222 Culvie Boy 17.46 ........................... J Holdem 8 18567 Car Bootle 31.80 ....................... M Robinson 10 17588 Belfast Jane 17.42 H & .......................Taylor 7 45443 Ziggy War Paint 17.64 ............... R Cockburn 9 56873 Scotsome Power 30.99 M & ..............Jopson 2 12.26pm ANGLERS ARMS TAVERN DASH C1, 295m 8 52732 Bizarro 17.59 S & ............................B Evans 1 63353 Time Slayer 17.66 M &........................ Smith 10 67657 Archie’s Comet nwtd M & ..................Jopson 9 16886 Camray 17.38............................... L Waretini 2 31362 Only Got Time 17.55 .................R Blackburn 5 1.25pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C1, 295m 1 74756 Lola Baxter 17.73 ......................J McInerney 10 17588 Belfast Jane 17.42 H & .......................Taylor 3 26417 Uno Nosey 17.86 .............................A Joyce 2 8721 Archie’s Time 17.81 M & ...................Jopson 8 2.24pm THE TURF BAR DISTANCE C1d, 645m 4 1x Little Bitty nwtd .............................C Roberts 1 27333 Opawa Hally nwtd L & ........................ Wales 3 25177 Homebush Vicks nwtd ...............J McInerney 5 48687 Homebush Cruden nwtd ...........J McInerney 2 54766 Thrilling Sound nwtd S &.................B Evans 4 75F35 Churchill Chaser 17.58 .................... B Dann 6 44122 Goldstar Chumlee 17.45 S & ..........B Evans 3 65246 Opawa Andrea nwtd L & .................... Wales 5 27628 Cala Rapita 17.87 .............................M Flipp 7 67657 Archie’s Comet 17.45 M & ................Jopson 4 52681 Opawa Stretch 38.90 J & ................D Fahey 6 34124 Goldstar Mario 17.52 S &................B Evans 8 86876 Massage Only nwtd ....................D Kingston 5 43118 Miss Selfies nwtd ......................J McInerney 7 58F63 Three Knots 17.51 ..................... D T Barnes 9 77758 Celosia 18.00 ....................................M Flipp 6 65655 Chill Out Ralph nwtd L & .................... Wales 8 47586 Summer Love 17.53 .........................A Joyce 10 17588 Belfast Jane 17.42 H & .......................Taylor 3 12.45pm RITCHIES COACHLINES DASH C1, 295m 9 16886 Camray 17.38............................... L Waretini 7 65634 Stich Up 38.69 S &..........................B Evans 8 53177 Court The Belle 39.48 L &.................. Wales 1 66x73 Petra Haka nwtd........................J McInerney 10 57787 Make Your Point 17.40 S &..............B Evans 9 78842 Opawa Lauren nwtd .................. A Bradshaw 2 17537 Homebush Kelso 17.53 .............J McInerney 6 1.46pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY STKS C1, 520m 1 24237 Flip Flippa 31.10 L & .......................... Wales 10 77467 Opawa Marg nwtd L &........................ Wales 3 21 Hershy Pie 17.79 W & ....................... Nissen


Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 27 May 2014 NZ Meeting number: 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.00pm (NZT) WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS. CO.NZ C0, 390m 1 34746 Tony’s Choice nwtd ....................D Stapleton 2 7 He’s A Jessie nwtd .......................C Roberts 3 35521 Smash That nwtd ............................ M Grant 4 36322 Watch Out Traps nwtd ................D Stapleton 5 44355 Celtic Hound nwtd .......................R Hamilton 6 22 Homebush Errol nwtd ...............J McInerney 7 6 Smash Rosie nwtd .......................... M Grant 8 44351 Blazing Hot nwtd ........................D Stapleton 9 8 Effie Awards nwtd ......................D Stapleton 10 77x Burno nwtd P & ............................. B Conner 2 12.18pm SGRC $26 FIVE WIRE MUZZLE STAKES C1, 390m 1 63645 New Ingilltab 23.31 P &................. B Conner 2 64447 Sam’s Flyin Norm 22.93 .............D Stapleton 3 36121 Business Boss nwtd ..........................S Keen 4 64374 Thrilling James nwtd P & .............. B Conner 5 83434 Lincoln Flyer nwtd ......................D Stapleton 6 51832 Flying Swan nwtd ......................J McInerney 7 612 Smash Easy nwtd ........................... M Grant 8 74241 Not So Cute 22.92 .....................D Stapleton 9 576F3 Wandy Feather 22.84...................... M Grant 10 18F78 Rockwood Archie nwtd...............D Stapleton


9 2.42pm CTV SPRINT C1, 295m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

22426 Ditched 17.61 H & ...............................Taylor 13883 Harper’s Bizarre 17.49 ..................... B Dann 48853 Ohoka Hope 17.70 ....................... L Waretini 52516 Goldstar Bomber 17.64 S & ............B Evans 47657 Wandy Millah 17.63.....................D Kingston 48838 Que Tee Chicks 17.32 M & ...............Jopson 12412 Whitey’s Gone 17.30 .................J McInerney 23274 Kenny’s Comet 17.56 M &................... Smith 77758 Celosia 18.00 ....................................M Flipp 57787 Make Your Point 17.40 S &..............B Evans 10 3.00pm CHRISTCHURCH CASINO STAKES FINAL C1f, 520m 1 18552 Opawa Sam 30.70 L & ....................... Wales 2 58752 Opawa Gavin 30.92 L & ..................... Wales 3 x6411 Holivia Lass 30.71 M & .....................Jopson 4 88715 Opawa Pearl 30.98 L & ...................... Wales 5 45221 Opawa Tania 31.10 J & ...................D Fahey 6 22341 Cawbourne Axe 30.62 W & ............... Nissen 7 33241 Mr. Johnny 31.00.............................J Goode 8 21132 Black Crow 30.49 ...................... A Bradshaw Emergencies: 9 12323 Gold Vipa nwtd S & .........................B Evans 10 856x3 Opawa Jean 30.73 L &....................... Wales 11 3.18pm HAPPY 80TH FRANK MCLAUGHLIN DASH C1, 295m 1 63852 Memphis Girl 17.73 S & ..................B Evans 2 56551 Too Much Rebel 17.82 .................A Waretini 3 46864 Opawa Lucky nwtd L & ...................... Wales 4 46564 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 5 41867 Goldstar Chyna nwtd S & ................B Evans

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68666 New York Affair 18.08 .......................A Joyce 75667 Hazza’s Got Swag nwtd M &............... Smith 131 Business Affair 17.37 ................R Blackburn 57578 Homebush Barabas nwtd ..........J McInerney 17588 Belfast Jane 17.42 H & .......................Taylor 12 3.36pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C1, 295m 1 33467 Bluey Ruffero 17.60 M & ..................... Smith 2 51388 Lemon Fish nwtd.......................J McInerney 3 38655 Duco To Duco 17.73..........................M Flipp 4 146 Blue Review nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 5 24537 Homebush Haven 17.44 ...........J McInerney 6 86548 Line Honours nwtd .........................G Cleeve 7 86478 Maximum Jewel nwtd S & ...............B Evans 8 53765 Trumped Up 17.70 M & .....................Jopson 9 16886 Camray 17.38............................... L Waretini 10 57787 Make Your Point 17.40 S &..............B Evans SELECTIONS Race 1: Impersonator, Another Rule, Advanced Pedro Race 2: Little Bitty, Goldstar Chumlee, Only Got Time Race 3: Hershy Pie, Plagiarism, Homebush Kelso Race 4: Jinja Turtle, Jewel Eagle, Opawa Kendal Race 5: Goldstar Mario, Archie’s Time, Lola Baxter Race 6: Wicked Spell, Opawa Amy, Know Certainty, Gold Vipa Race 7: She’s Smashing, Cawbourne Bomber, Culvie Boy Race 8: Opawa Stretch, Opawa Hally, Opawa Andrea Race 9: Whitey’s Gone, Ditched, Harper’s Bizarre Race 10: Black Crow, Opawa Tania, Holivia Lass, Opawa Sam Race 11: Business Affair, Memphis Girl, Opawa Lucky, Tai Baxter Race 12: Blue Review, Bluey Ruffero, Homebush Haven LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Southland dogs Today at Ascot Park Raceway

12.36pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGINA HAMIL- 4 31584 Cawbourne Floyd nwtd ................... M Grant 5 45237 Jack’s A Jewel nwtd .....................C Roberts TON C1, 390m 6 38786 Jasper Haka 22.88 ....................J McInerney 1 41322 Chokehold 23.37 ........................D Stapleton 7 51784 Opawa Lean Meat nwtd L & ............... Wales 2 34338 Smash Amego 22.73 ...................... M Grant 8 32111 Abound nwtd .................................R Adcock 3 85525 Tanto’s Whisper 22.97 ....................J Guthrie 9 47667 Fantastic Four nwtd ......................... M Grant 4 11458 Bo’s Business nwtd ......................... M Grant 10 1568x Wandy Chloe nwtd .......................... M Grant 5 7x212 Millie’s Boy 23.33 ........................R Hamilton 6 32247 Charles Fredrick 23.02 ...............D Stapleton 6 1.35pm INVERCARGILL AUTUMN STKS C4, 390m 7 21166 Thrilling Henry nwtd P & ............... B Conner 1 35875 Travelling Joe nwtd....................J McInerney 8 27442 Hazza’s Lad 22.96 .....................D Stapleton 2 12366 Sandi Claws nwtd .............................S Keen 9 48184 Cawbourne Impact 23.01 ...........D Stapleton 3 32316 On The Level 22.66 ......................C Roberts 10 55765 Black Trigger 22.80 P &................. B Conner 4 14388 Bone Nerd 22.66 ........................D Stapleton 4 12.55pm GO THE BAXTER AND NEILSON BLUES 5 34745 Homebush Edith 22.68 .............J McInerney 6 14777 Opawa Legs 22.53 .....................D Stapleton C2, 390m 7 57555 Smash Rumour 22.52 ..................... M Grant 1 36363 Thrilling Bert nwtd ........................... M Grant 8 53116 Starburst Terry 22.67....................... M Grant 2 25536 Smash Amy 22.92........................... M Grant 9 36488 Botany Prancer 22.71 ...............J McInerney 3 12541 Irish Blue nwtd J & ..........................D Fahey 10 78683 Homebush Churro nwtd ............J McInerney 4 74248 Gypsy Hunter 22.93 ...................D Stapleton 5 35256 Opawa Bart 23.19 .............................B Eade 7 1.55pm ASCOT PARK HOTEL STAKES C0, 457m 6 45713 Cawbourne Cruze 23.02 ................. M Grant 1 5 Opawa Maher nwtd L &...................... Wales 7 52547 John Dory nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 5x721 Token Ray nwtd J & ........................D Fahey 8 22221 Vienna 23.03 ..............................D Stapleton 3 4 Opawa Rob nwtd L & ......................... Wales 9 55632 La Fontaine nwtd........................D Stapleton 4 76646 Casy’s Raida nwtd .....................D Stapleton 10 65563 Cawbourne Chief 22.95 .................. M Grant 5 87853 Shadow Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney 5 1.15pm SOUTHLAND & OTAGO PHOTO FINISH 6 48475 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 7 7861 Homebush Bruno nwtd .............J McInerney C2/3, 390m 8 Opawa Karen nwtd J & ...................D Fahey 1 x3688 Thrilling Daze nwtd ......................... M Grant 9 68587 Ozarks Daughter nwtd ...................J Guthrie 2 24528 Grunt Rodgers nwtd ..................J McInerney 3 63178 Homebush Lignite 22.86 ...........J McInerney 10 78788 Hammock nwtd ..............................J Guthrie


2.16pm BRENDON BURKE @ FIRST NATIONAL C1, 457m 1 56435 Mr. November nwtd ....................D Stapleton 2 37483 Pukeko Prowler nwtd .....................B Healey 3 38274 Zulu Bro nwtd .............................D Stapleton 4 14155 Thumb Print Tony 26.40 ............J McInerney 5 63573 Fancy Kiwi 26.12 P & .................... B Conner 6 27485 Cawbourne Monaro nwtd ...........D Stapleton 7 35325 Opawa Albie 26.04 .......................C Roberts 8 46423 Sailors Collar nwtd .........................J Guthrie 9 54686 Speedy Swede nwtd L & .................... Wales 9 2.34pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HEATS NZRSq, 457m 1 18875 Opawa Style 26.46 L & ...................... Wales 2 63458 Another Another nwtd ...............J McInerney 3 17366 Waimak Dave 26.36 ..................J McInerney 4 13788 Botany Seaton nwtd ..................J McInerney 5 13563 His Lordship 26.12 ........................R Adcock 6 12281 Pukeko Thunder 26.48 ...................B Healey 7 33441 Jinja Ruby 26.71 J & .......................D Fahey 8 73375 Homebush Iris nwtd ..................J McInerney 9 15244 Token Kay 26.37 J & .......................D Fahey 10 35256 Opawa Bart 26.30 .............................B Eade 10 2.51pm GRADUATION RACING SERIES HEATS NZRSq, 457m 1 17518 Opawa Stella 26.51 L & ..................... Wales 2 51467 Botany Comet 26.46 .................J McInerney 3 75785 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney 4 73747 Jibbajabba Jewel 26.84................C Roberts

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73421 Carat’s Prince 26.52 J & .................D Fahey 27452 Homebush Violet nwtd ..............J McInerney 33456 Idol Girl nwtd J & .............................D Fahey 82711 Shez Keen nwtd ................................S Keen 15244 Token Kay 26.37 J & .......................D Fahey 35256 Opawa Bart 26.30 .............................B Eade 11 3.09pm ADDED ENERGY STAKES C4/5, 457m 1 12154 Harlem Haka 26.23 ...................J McInerney 2 34334 No Undies Sundy nwtd .............J McInerney 3 54535 What I Like 26.31 ......................J McInerney 4 63312 Botany Kevin 26.69 ...................J McInerney 5 56416 Opawa No Ear 26.52 L & ................... Wales 6 41215 Jinjarango 25.92 J & .......................D Fahey 7 21226 Cawbourne Philip 26.07 ............J McInerney 8 46117 Charlie’s Choice 25.86 ..................R Adcock Emergencies: 9 76757 Bob’s Eye 26.21 ........................J McInerney 10 53624 Laudable 26.37 .............................R Adcock 12 3.26pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C5, 390m 1 63844 Jumpin’ Julia 22.52....................J McInerney 2 83555 Deanne’s Magic nwtd .................D Stapleton 3 22184 Little Midnight 22.28 ...................D Stapleton 4 x2143 Mary Marlow 22.76 ......................... M Grant 5 18245 Gordon Bale nwtd ........................C Roberts 6 5274x My Mate Sparrow nwtd .............J McInerney 7 45117 Iona Haka nwtd .........................J McInerney 8 41776 Another Jewel 22.45 .................J McInerney 9 88348 Opulent 22.59 ............................D Stapleton 10 26538 Roqette 22.60 ..............................C Roberts

Sport 22 Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Ashburton Golf Club

RESULTS ■ Bowls Ashburton Indoor Bowls Ken Hampton Singles. May 24 9 qualified for post section: Kevin Smith, Gaynor Hurst, Matt Bassett, Michael Lawson, Mark Sheard, Ken Mackenzie, Matt Markham, Grant Wilson and Graeme Chapman. Semi-final Matt Markham defeated Mark Sheard 10-5; Michael Lawson took the win over Graeme Chapman 9-6. Final: Matt Markham beat Michael Lawson 11-9 Final of the plate round was won by Murray Bassett 8-4 from John Gibbs

■ Cycling Development Cyclists 3km Time Trial, May 25 A Grade. 1st Bailey Kershaw 4m 44s. 2nd Kees Donaldson 4m 57s. 3rd James Skinner 5m 05s. 4th Josh Kershaw 5m 17s. 5th Caitlin Titheridge 5m 29s. 6th Matheson Colquhoun 5m 59s. B Grade. 1st Marshall Bell 5m 27s. 2nd Bella Roulston 6m 03s. 3rd Jake Strachan 6m 04s. 4th Luke Skinner 6m 18s. C. Grade 1st Madison Clark 6m 21s.  2nd Harrison Russell 6m 35s. 3rd. Maddie Lowry 6m 36s. D. Grade. 1st Nick Kershaw 6m 48s. 2nd Briar Clark 8m 45s. 3rd Ella Skinner 9m 33s. Points Results up to 25th May Ribbons Time Trial Points: Red. James Skinner (38) 2nd.= Matheson Colquhoun & Ryan Jackson (32) B. Grade: Red. Bella Roulston (40) 2nd. Luke Skinner (34) 3rd. Jenna Borthwick (18) C Grade: Red. 1st Harrison Russell (40) 2nd. Madison Clark (32) 3rd. Maddie Lowry (18) D. Grade: Red. 1st Briar Clark (38) 2nd. =Sharlotte Russell & Ben Pearson (18). Over all Points up till 25th May A Grade. 1st James Skinner 199pts. 2nd Ryan Jackson 188pts. 3rd Matheson Colquhoun 141pts. 4th Josh Kershaw 85 pts. 5th Bailey Kershaw 83pts. 6th Caitlin Titheridge 58pts. 7th Jessie Banks 32pts. 8th Bailey O’Donnell 21pts. 9th Connie Davidson 20pts. 10th Abe O’Donnell  12pts. B. Grade. 1st Luke  Skinner 193pts. 2nd Bella Roulston 187pts. 3rd Jenna Borthwick  110pts. 4th Jake  Strachan 74pts. 5th Amy Pearson 48pts. 6th Mia Pearson 44pts. 7th Jacob Pye 32pts. 8th Ethan Titheridge 18pts. 9th Oliver Davidson 12pts. C Grade. 1st Harrison Russell 213pts. 2nd Madison Clark 212pts. 3rd Maddie Lowry 204pts. 4th Ella Pearson 60pts. 5th Felicity Pye 13pts. D. Grade 1st Briar Clark 191pts. 2nd Ben Pearson 80pts. 3rd Sharlotte Russell 53pts. 4th Emma Lowry 50pts. 5th Lily Davidson 38pts. 6th Nick Kershaw 25pts.

Mid Canty Social Wheelers 14km Fords Road 1st Liz Wylie CT.29m.29s HT. go. RT.29m 29s. 2nd James Skinner CT. 29m 57s. HT.4.40m. RT. 25m 17s. 3rd Geoff Rhodes CT. 29m 58s. HT.4.40m. RT. 25m 18s. 4th Richart Kirwam F/T. CT. 30m 04s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 22m 04s. 5th Rob Hooper 2f/t. CT. 30m 04s. HT. 8.00m. RT. 22m 04s 6th Mark Smitheram 3f/t. CT. 30m 11s. HT. 7.45m. RT. 22m 26s. 7th. Martin Hyde CT. 30m 13s. HT.  7.45m. RT. 22m 28s. 8th Tonee Hurley CT. 30m 13s. HT. 7.30m. RT. 22m 43s. 9th Janette Hooper CT. 30m 37s. HT. 3.40m. RT. 26m 57s. 10th Dave Shurrock CT. 31m 46s. HT. 7.30m. RT. 24m 16s. 11th. Pam Harcourt CT. 31m 47s. HT. 7.30m. RT. 25m 17s. 12th Kathy Askin CT. 31m 48s. HT. 7.30m. RT. 24m 18s. 13th Caroline Askin  CT. 31m 48s. HT. 7.30m. RT. 24m 18s. 14th Andy Skinner CT.31m 50s HT. 4.40m. RT. 27m 10s. 15th Nigel Chatterton CT. 32m 01s. HT. 3.40m. RT. 28m 21s. 16th Luke Skinner CT. 32m 44s. HT. Go. RT. 32m 44s. 17th Brian Ellis CT. 36m 00s. HT. 7.30m. RT. 28m 30s.   

■ Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Silver and Veterans Pennants May 23 Silver: North Zone (Mayfield) Mayfield+ 12 Ashburton 1 0, Geraldine 1 9 Pleasant Point 3, Methven 7.5 Ashburton 2 4.5 South Zone (Gleniti) Gleniti 12 North Otago 0, Geraldine 2 11.5 Waimate .5, Lower Waitaki 11 Tokarahi 1 Veterans: Zone 1 (Tinwald) Tinwald 1 9 Methven 3, Geraldine 10 Ashburton 1 2, Rakaia bye, Zone 2 (Tinwald) Tinwald 2 12 Ashburton 2 0, Mayfield 8 Pleasant Point 4, Timaru 9 Temuka 3 Zone 3 (Highfield Flat) Highfield 9 Gleniti 1 3, North Otago 2 12 Lower Waitaki 2 0, Gleniti 2 8 St Andrews 4 Zone 4 (Ben Ohau played 28.2.14) Ben Ohau 9 Lower Waitaki 1 3, North Otago 1 11 Waitoa Park 1

May 24 The qualifying round for the President’s Trophy and Plate saw some good scores posted with Peter Bain top scoring with a net 68. Other good scores were: Brian Brown, Eddie Chilton and Noel Sutton all 68 as well; Tim Newton 69; Gavin Johnstone, Terry Molloy, Miti Daniel and Ryan Cockburn all 70; Graham Taylor, Derek Prebble and Bill Doak all 71 by c/b. Qualifiers for Matchplay on 7 June are: Peter Bain, Brian Brown, Eddie Chilton, Noel Sutton, Tim Newton, Miti Daniel, Daniel Green, Don Houghton, Richard Leith, Ray Lambert, Jordan Green, Steve Richards, Ron Carlson, Gordon Crawford, Charlie Alexander and Graeme Berhnes. Reserves Terry O’Reilly, Tony Bennett, George Brown and Tufuga Sa. Nearest Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Jordan Green, Braided Rivers: Pieter van Vollenhoven, Rothburys Insurance: Garth Madden, Netherby Meats: Jordan Green, Charming Thai Restaurant (Longest Putt #9) Gavin Douglas. Twos: Derek Prebble, Tufuga Sa, PK Ngutu, Ryan Cockburn and Jordan Green. Nett Eagles: #1; Birdy Jackpot: # 11

Mayfield Golf Club May 24 Final of the Ruapuna Rosebowl: Allan Dixon beat Kerry Read Others Bisque Par 0-18: Steve Cross 3 up, John Sim and Wayne Blair 2 up; 19-36: Mike Salveson 6 up, Dave Morrow and Arnold Rushton 5 up. Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: Paul Gardener; John McAuliffe Bayleys Real Estate No 11: Wayne Blair; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Not Struck; ANZ Bank No 14: Logan Tasker; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: Terry Kingsbury Two’s: Kerry Read. Ashvegas Player of the Day: Mike Salverson 6 up; Nett Eagle: No 18 not struck Next Week: (Eagles) 3rd Stableford, 5th Kerr

Mayfield Golf Club 9 Hole division, May 22 Handicap and Putting Ladies 1st J Schmack 65:29:36, 2nd B Morrison 61:23:38. Men 1st G Jacobson 67:29:38, 2nd R Thompson 54:15:39. Putting 1st E Graham with 14, 2nd R Thompson with 16 Nearest the Pins: Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 – T Gallagher, Mayfield Transport Ltd No. 5 – E Graham

Methven Men’s Golf May 24 ISTAS winner Jim Rooney 62 Points Senior Craig J Middleton 79-9-70; Intermediate Phil Johnson 85-15-70; Junior A Ian Lucas 90-21-69; Junior B Jim Rooney 97-32-65 Other Good scores 70 Andy Gorman 71 Alister Maxwell Athol McAlpine 72 Mike Royston Peirs Rolton John McGettigan Gavin Santy Bob Collins 73 Peter Harper John Robinson K J McCloy 74 Keith Middleton Mike Gray Leyton Blackwell 75 Gary Schott Mike Kemp Mark Scrivenor Mike Harris Phil Trail 76 Ian Sawers Mark Gazzard Bruce Dickson Gary Kermode. Two’s None. Topnotch 4 Square Best Nett Jim Rooney; Arabica café 2nd nett Ian Lucas; Club Best Gross Craig J Middleton; Closest Pins # 4 Aqua Restaurant John Robinson; #6 Hunters Wines Gavin Santy; # 13 Ski Time Phil Lalor; # 17 The Green Parrot Phil Lalor 2nd Shot #14 Methven Travel Ian Sawers Next Saturday Finals Of the Duff & Middleton Trophies 8 am tee off.

Methven 9 Hole Golf May 23 Sue Bunt Slaver and Stableford Hammer Hardware Best Player Annette Maw 55-18-37, 18 Stablefords; Angela Simonett 66-28-38, 18 Stablefords; Karen Currie 66-22-41, 15 Stablefords BNZ 2nd shot Barbara Kemp.

Methven Ladies Golf May 21 Sarah Maw And Waddington Plate Stbfd Arbica Best Nett Erna Smith 97-28-69, 40; Gayle O’Duffy 84-14-70, 39; Barabra Duffy 106-36-70, 39 Nearest Pins: # 4 Bronze B Methven Four Square Sandra Ilton # 6 Silver Club Voucher Gayle O’Duffy # 13 Open Methven Travel Gayle O’Duffy # 17 Methven Pharmacy Ruth Smith # 4 Saturday Methven Supervale Not Struck Two’s And Nett Eagles: Bev Isherwood, Lynn Worsfold, Erna Smith, Jane Helmore, Naomi Fairfull, Raiona Isherwood, Gayle O’Duffy x3, Bev Owen, Ruth Smith

Rakaia Ladies Golf May 21 Thomas Trophy, Stableford, Harrison Trophy: Heather McKimmie and Freda Bierema both 35 stablefords, Shiree Blackburn 34, Jean Evans 33 9 Holers: Stableford round Lillian O’Hanlon and Shirley Thomas both 16 stablefords. Railway Tavern 2nd shot no. 3 Kathleen Lawler. Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot no. 6 Sally Smith. Nearest Pin no. 8 Shiree Blackburn. Chertsey Spraying nearest pin no. 15 Heather McKimmie S. Quinn 2nd shot no. 17 Robyn Copland 2’s: Shiree Blackburn

Tinwald Women’s Golf Team Stablefords Tournament May 22 Janets Jewel’s (Rakaia) 98, Team Effort (Rakaia) 96, c/b Brandon Slice (Ashburton) 96 Bonnie Lassie’s (Tinwald) 95 Nearest Pins No 6 H Ward; No 12 S Silcock Two’s: R Johnston, H Taylor

■ Netball Paper Plus Mid Canterbury Netball Junior, May 24 Senior A: Tinwald South A 36 Allenton New World B 12, Methven Shearmac A 18 St Josephs Gold 24, New World Allenton A 37 Hampstead A 11 Senior B: St Josephs Blue 18 Tinwald South B 11, Southern Taylor Ground spreading Ltd 26 Borough A 1, Southern Hayden Mackenzie Contracting 8 Allenton C 19 Intermediate A: Hampstead B 9 Methven Trucking B 9, St Josephs Red 9 Allenton Mystics 18, Longbeach A 5 Allenton Crusaders 31 Intermediate B: Allenton Tactix 27 Borough Green 1, Netherby Magic 14 Hampstead School A 8, Tinwald School A 18 Borough Gold 5 Junior A: St Josephs Orange 4 Methven Professionals 17, Allenton Magic 5 Allenton Hurricanes 5, Southern Hyde Bros 1 Wakanui 3 Junior B: Tinwald School B 2 Methven Winslow 4, Longbeach B 3 Hampstead School B 6, Southern Mayfield Service Centre 5 Borough C 1

Heartland Mid Canterbury Netball Senior, May 24 Premier: Methven Wareings A 20 Ashburton College Finesse Fitness Senior A 21, Smith & Church Collegiate A 21 Celtic Vetent A 37, United KFC A 23 Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A 22 Senior A: College Y10A 37 Methven Euro Agri B 22, Rakaia A 30 Wilson Bulk Transport Allenton A 23, College B 29 Celtic B (C) 17 Senior B: College U18 28 Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B 37, College Y10B 17 Tinwald South Black 21, Celtic C (B) 24 Methven Brown Pub White 24 Senior A Reserve: Celtic E 20 Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold 24, Methven R&R Haulage U18A 27 College U17 6, College Y9A 22 Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C 41 Senior Reserve B: Celtic U18 13 Celtic D 18, Methven South Pacific Seeds U18B 14 United KFC B 25, Southern Livestock Exchange Ltd 30 College U16A 27 2nd Grade: College Y9B 24 College U15A 8, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17 22 Methven LH Farm Co U15A 25, Bedrock Bar & Stonegrill Allenton B 25 College U16B 19 3rd Grade: Methven Blue Pub Black 23 Methven The Lodge U15B 7, Allenton C 13 College U15B 22, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U15 1 Celtic F 36, Celtic U15 23 College Blue 12 Social: Allenton Social 16 Celtic Dragons 27, United KFC Colonels Chicks 37 Hakatere Marae 7, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Hotties 27 Mt Somers Social 26

■ Motor racing Monaco Grand Prix results Results from the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday (78 laps): 1. Nico Rosberg (MER) 1hr 49m 27.661s 2. Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MER) +9.210 3. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/RBR) 9.614 4. Fernando Alonso (ESP/FER) 32.452 5. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/FOR) 1 lap 6. Jenson Button (ENG/MLA) 1 lap 7. Felipe Massa (BRA/WIL) 1 lap 8. Romain Grosjean (FRA/LOT) 1 lap 9. Jules Bianchi (FRA/MAR) 1 lap 10. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/MLA) 1 lap

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby May 21 Under 11.5 (John Smitheram Shield) Celtic Ashburton Online 10 Allenton 52, May 24 Club Day – Collegiate & Hampstead

Matheson Colquhoun in action at the Tinwald Cycling Club’s development series on Sunday. photo donna wylie 250514-dw-101

Senior Division 1 – Luisetti Combined Competition Section One: Darfield 36 Prebbleton 21, Devon Tavern Hampstead 30 Kaiapoi 20, Southbridge 10 PWL Methven 13, Ashley 10 REL Rakaia 30, Bye: Oxford Section Two: Glenmark 22 West Melton 0, Lincoln 57 Ohoka 7, Saracens 34 Claas Harvest Centre Southern 24, Burns/Dun/ Irw 8 Waihora 12, Bye: Darryl Phillips Motors Celtic Senior B – Centennial Mug Competition – Round 2: Allenton 7 Mt Somers 59, Celtic Kellys Café & Bar 37 Methven R&R Haulage 3, Collegiate Eclipse Services 0 Southern Tinwald Tavern 41, Hampstead 12 Tinwald 30, Bye: Rakaia Murray Hood Baling Press Cup CBHS 46 TBHS 16 Burnside HS 24 Ashburton College 28, Nelson Coll 40 Roncalli 10, Shirley Boys 36 Waimea 5, Marlborough Boys 21, St Thomas 13 STAC 25 Rangior 10, St Bedes 38 Christ Coll 16, Bye: Lincoln HS Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury – Colts Kirwee 32 West Melton 28, Banks Peninsula 12 Lincoln 41, Springston 16 Prebbleton 24, Rolleston 15 Waihora 22, Darfield 6 Celtic Euro Agri 48, Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury - Under 18 Hurunui 26 Oxford/Woodend 5, Rangiora HS 29 Meth/Allen/Rak 5, Malvern Combined 39 Kaipo 14i, Springston/Southbridge 28 Waihora 0, Bye: Tinwald/Celtic Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury – Under 16 Rolleston Woodend/Ohoka, NSR, West Melton 12 Oxford 53, Harlequins 10 Malvern Combined 34, Prebbleton 7 Lincoln 27, Kaiapoi 7 Waihora 60, Ashley 17 Celtic 57, Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Hampstead MC Mechanical 54 Allenton 14, Celtic Fowler Homes 57 Methven Seed Cleaning 5, Bye: Southern BR Jones Contracting Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield): Celtic Lysaght Glass 30 Methven Snowfed Builders 50, Hampstead Unique Solutions 42 Tinwald H&L Jones Excavation 0, Bye: Southern Hinds Cartage Under 11.5 (John Smitheram Shield) Allenton 47 Rakaia Synlait Farms 36, Celtic Ashburton Online 17 Methven Mt Hutt Station 43, Hampstead Dave Jackson Painting 41 Methven Allenton Physio 14, Tinwald Barry Whittaker Contracting 56 Southern HCT 20, Under 10: Allenton Celtic Blacklows G, NSR, Celtic Blacklows W 35 Methven Mt Hutt Station 77, Collegiate Cranfield Glass 85 Southern Hyde Bros Spraying 70, Hampstead Lifestyle Motorhomes 42 Rakaia Synlait Farms 5, Bye: Southern/Tinwald Riverlea Contracting Under 9: Allenton G 75 Methven B 42, Allenton M 75 Tinwald Moore Mechanical 45, Celtic McCrea Painters 70 & Decorators Southern Cow Care Hooftrimming 35, Collegiate Ashburton Painters & Decorators

0 Methven W 45, Bye: Southern All Farm Engineeering Under 8: Allenton 30 Rakaia Synlait Farms 60, Tinwald Skip 2 It 30 Celtic The Finishing Company 55, Collegiate Countdown 35 Methven MC Freight 40, Hampstead Subway 20 Southern Agspread 50, Bye: Methven Laundry Under 7: Allenton 85 Rakaia Synlait Farms W 90, Celtic Summerfield Builders G Tinwald Ian Howden Spraying, NSR, Celtic Summerfield Builders W 85 Rakaia Synlait Farms B 80, Collegiate Regent Cinema 65 Methven MC Freight 90, Hampstead Metalcorp 55 Southern Coleman Ag 85, Bye: Southern Hayden McKenzie Contracting Under 6: Allenton G Southern Progressive Livestock, NSR, Allenton M 50 Tinwald Canvas 55, Celtic Anderson Joinery G Rakaia Synlait Farms W, NSR, Celtic Anderson Joinery W 55 Rakaia Synlait Farms B 55, Collegiate McDonalds 55 Methven W 52, Hampstead Netherby 4 Square 50 Methven B 50,

■ Squash Celtic Squash Club Results from last week’s winter league: Scott vandenBemd beat Rebecca Abernethy 3-1, Hamish Cross lost to John Surridge 0-3, Billy Nolan lost to Jock O’Connor 2-3, Blair Horrell beat Phil Andrew 3-2, Steve Devereux beat Rachel Prendergast 3-2. Adam Clement beat Brendan Clarke 3-2, Charlotte Smith lost to Nik Millichamp 1-3, James McCloy beat James Hunn 3-0, John McDonnell beat Steve Devereux 3-0. Ed Harrison beat Craig Campbell 3-2, Aaaron Leckenby lost to Steve Devereux 2-3, Marie Kennedy lost to Jordan Hooper 1-3, Robbie Kok beat Chrissie Stratford 3-2. Mick Hooper beat Jon Bond 3-2, Mark O’Grady beat Ron Carlson 3-1, Jess Dargue lost to Sam Harrison 1-3, Susan Dargue lost to Reece Wallington 1-3. Chris O’Reilly beat Brendon Adam 3-0, Cath Blacklow beat Di Ness 3-0, Nik Millichamp lost to Jess McCloy 0-3, Pete Blacklow lost to Mike vandenBemd 2-3.

■ Shooting Rifle Shooting Rep match, Ashburton vs Christchurch May 24 Ashburton scores, Greg Menzies 197.13, Steve McArthur 196.12, Nick Stewart 196.6, T J Stewart 194.6, S Collett 193.7, Mark Stewart 192.8, Savanna McArthur 191.9, John Fleming 191.9, Bill Rankin 191.3, Stephen Millichamp 188.5, total 1929.78, emergencies Robbie Hewitt 195.11, Wayne Tubb 183.6. Christchurch, Daniel Keis 199.12, Murray Carter 196.8, Phil Bell 195.7, Rowena Stackhouse 194.12, Ray McCaw 193.6, Ian Dore 192.11, Martin Van Den Nieulaar 191.8, Katrina Lenz 190.6, Andrew Harwood 188.7, Bill Walters 185.3, total 1923.80, emergency Brian Roswell 193.7.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014


In brief

Thunder bounce back Serge Ibaka scored 15 points in a dramatic return from what was thought to be a season-ending left calf strain to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-97 yesterday in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Russell Westbrook had 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Kevin Durant added 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the Thunder cut the Spurs’ lead in the series to 2-1. Ibaka started after missing the first two games of the series. The Thunder had said he likely would miss the rest of the playoffs, but the team changed course Friday. “Obviously Serge came in and gave us a big lift not only on the defensive end but the offensive end,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. Manu Ginobili scored 23 points and Tim Duncan added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs. Game 4 is tomorrow at Oklahoma City. Ibaka, who also had seven rebounds and four blocks, pointed to the sky as he left the game to cheers with 3:17 remaining

DRAWS ■ Basketball May 30 Oxford Street Opening Duty – Chilli Hot Shots 3.45 Samashed v Chilli Hot Shots, Ella Hurley, Fletcher Arnold; 4.30 St Joes Diamonds v Mt Hutt Girls, Tyra Patterson, Scott Kelland; 5.15 Sky Rebels v St Joes Jazz, Pauline Patterson, Scott Kelland; 6.00 Pink Unicorns v Vipers, Helen Williams, Mark Douglas; 6.45 ACS Ripcurls v Tinwald Breakers, Nic Thomassen, Gary Chamberlain; Bye Chloe & The Gang, Closing Duty Tinwald Breakers Sports Hall Opening Duty – Verkerk Bulls 3.45 Thunder v Verkerk Bulls, Jayden Reid, Hayden Adams; 4.30 Cavaliers v St Joes Stormers, Hayden Adams, Mitchell Woolf; 5.15 Borough Breakers v TFC Boys, Eiman de Ocampo, George Chapman; 6.00 St Joes Titans v Mt Hutt Boys, Hayden Davis, Ali Henderson Closing Duty Mt Hutt Boys

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club May 31 A Teams Istas game will be played with a disk draw made. This is a mixed day and the game is the same as for Friday nights but over 18 holes. Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for an 12.00 start. Saturday Starters: Morning Tong King; Afternoon Clarrie Galway and Kevin Smith Results Paddy Bradford and Brian Wilson June 2 On Queens Birthday Monday a mixed day will be held with a 4BBB pairs stableford round played. Report at 11.30am for a 12.00 start.

■ Hockey Mid Canterbury Hockey

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and the Thunder ahead by 20 points. The Thunder outrebounded the Spurs 52-36 after losing the battle of the boards in the first two games. San Antonio, which shot at least 50 per cent in the first two games, shot just 40 per cent on Sunday night. “I was very disappointed that we didn’t come out with more of a foot in the neck sort of attitude,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They killed us on the boards, they beat us in 50-50 balls, and that’s very disappointing to me.” San Antonio won the first two games by a combined 52 points. Oklahoma City shot 56 per cent in the first half, but turned the ball over 12 times. Ginobili had 20 points and made 5 of 7 3-pointers before the break to keep the Spurs close. Oklahoma City extended its lead to 83-76 at the end of the third quarter. A runner by Durant, then a 3-pointer by Caron Butler pushed the Thunder lead to 9076 with ten minutes to play. - AP Played at the NBS Ashburton Hockey Turf No hockey Queen’s Birthday weekend for all Grades, except June 3 KWICK Sticks (3rd Grade Mixed) 4.00pm Allenton v Wakanui (G. Scott/ J.Regaldo) 5.00pm Methven White v Collegians (C. Cannon/ A Reid) 6.00pm Methven Black v Hampstead ( S. Reid/ S.Uden)

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby May 28 Under 10 – Associate Referee required Southern Hyde Bros Spraying v Southern/Tinwald Riverlea Contracting, Hinds 1, 5.30pm Under 11.5 – (John Smitheram Shield) – Associate Referee required Hampstead Dave Jackson Painting v Allenton, Hamp 1, 5.30pm Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Hampstead MC Mechanical v Methven Seed Cleaning, Hamp 1, 7pm, P Hunt May 29 UNDER 10 – Associate Referee Celtic Blacklows W v Hampstead Lifestyle Motorhomes, Celt 1, 4pm May 31 Senior Division 1 – Luisetti Combined Competition Section One Southbridge v Darfield, Southbridge 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson, J Morrison, M Baxendale, Oxford v REL Rakaia, Ox Oval, 2.45pm, J Archer, K Fitzgerald, G McGiffert, Kaiapoi v Ashley, Kai Oval, 2.45pm, S Laird, G Dunseath, R Lane, PWL Methven v Prebbleton, Meth 1, 2.45pm, K Opele, G Shaw, D McGibbon, Bye: Devon Tavern Hampstead Section Two Sarencens v Darryl Phillips Motors Celtic, Southbrook 1, 2.45pm, G Inch, G Welch, B Egerton, Glenmark v Burns/Duns/Irw, Cheviot 1, 2.45pm, A Stokes, D Clark, S Clark, West Melton v Lincoln, West Melton 1, 2.45pm, A Hotop, D Sullivan, P Hudson, Claas Harvest Centre Southern v Ohoka, Hinds 1, 2.45pm, K Pottinger, C Kelland, J Greenslade, Bye: Waihora Senior B – Centennial Mug Competition – Round 3

Positive drug test Southland Sharks’ basketballer Gareth Dawson is facing a potential two-year ban from the sport after testing positive for a banned drug. The matter is still before Drug Free Sport NZ, which does not comment on cases until they are concluded. Dawson has not played for the Sharks since May 10. A source told APNZ the player returned a positive test from both A and B samples taken at a pre-season tournament in Porirua in March. The test showed a prohibited substance that is taken in association with anabolic steroids. It’s understood Dawson faces a minimum two-year ban from the sport. - APNZ

Flat day for NZ golfers Kiwi golfers Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson failed to make up any ground during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas on the PGA Tour. Manawatu’s Wilkinson carded a disappointing four-over 74 yesterday as he finished in a share of 51st at evenpar, despite being in contention for a top five finish going in to the final day. Lee, who was steady all week without making a splash, signed for an even-par 70 in his final round as he claimed a share of 38th at two-under. Adam Scott beat Jason Dufner to claim the title on the third sudden-death playoff hole. - APNZ

Sprint points for Bevin Kiwi Steven Adams lands on Spurs forward Tim Duncan as they AP PHOTO chase the loose ball in yesterday’s game. Collegiate Eclipse Services vs. Hampstead, Coll 1, 2.30pm, D Manuera, Methven R & R Haulage vs. Rakaia Murray Hood Baling, Meth 1, 1pm, D McGibbon, Southern Tinwald Tavern vs. Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar, Hinds 1, 1.10pm, C Kelland, Tinwald vs Mt Somers, Tin 1, 2.30pm, P McKnight, Bye: Allenton Press Cup Roncalli College v Ashburton College, Roncalli College, 12.00pm Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury – Colts Celtic Euro Agri v Springston, Celt 1, 2.30pm, A McGirr, Kirwee v Rolleston, Kirwee 2, 1.30pm, D Creighton, West Melton v Lincoln, West Melt 2, 2pm, A Brosnahan, Prebbleton v Banks Peninsula, Preb Oval, 1pm, M Hanson, Waihora v Darfield, TT1, 20.45pm, G Robinson Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury - Under 18 Kaipoi v Tinwald/Celtic, Kai 2, 1.45pm, A Stead, Rangiora HS v Hurunui, Playing Tuesday 27 May, Malvern Combined v Oxford/Woodend, Selwyn 1, 1pm, M Quinlivan, Meth/Allen/Rak v Springston/ Southbridge, Meth 2, 1.15pm, G Shaw, Bye: Waihora Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury – Under 16 Malvern Combined v Ashley, Dar 1, 1pm, C Love, Celtic v Kaiapoi, Celt 1, 1pm, G Brown, Woodend/Ohoka v Prebbleton, Wood 2, 1pm, G Mathews, West Melton v Lincoln, West Melton 3, 2.15pm, TBA, Waihora v Harlequins, TT1, 1pm, B Ward, Oxford v Rolleston Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Southern BR Jones Contracting v Celtic Fowler Homes, Hinds 2, 1.30pm, D Gray, Bye: Allenton Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield)- Associate Referee Required Southern Hinds Cartage v Celtci Lysaght Glass, Hinds2, 12.15pm, Club, Tinwald H&L Jones Excavation v Methven Snowfed Builders, Tin 1, 12.15pm, Club, Bye: Hampstead Unique Solutions Under 11.5 (John Smitheram Shield) – Associate Referee required Methven Allenton Physio v Methven Mt Hutt Station, Meth 3, 1.15pm, Southern HCT v Celtic Ashburton Online, Hinds 1, 12pm, Tinwald Barry Whittaker Contracting v

Rakaia Synlait Farms, Tin 2, 1.15pm Under 10 – Associate Referee required Collegiate Cranfield Glass v Allenton, Coll 1, 1.15pm, Methven Mt Hutt Station v Celtic Blacklows G, Meth 4, 2pm, Bye: Rakaia Synlait Farms Under 9 – Associate Referee required Collegiate Ashburton Painters & Decorators v Southern Cowcare Hooftrimming, Coll 2, 1.15pm, Methven B v Allenton M, Meth 4, 1pm, Methven W v Celtic McCrea Painters & Decorators, Meth 4, 12pm, Southern All Farm Engineering v Allenton G, Hinds 3, 1.30pm, Bye: Tinwald Moore Mechanical Under 8 – Associate Referee required Collegiate Countdown v Hampstead Subway, Coll 2, 12.15pm, Methven Laundry v Allenton, Meth 5, 1.30pm, Methven MC Freight v Celtic The Finishing Company, Meth 5, 12.30pm, Southern Agspread v Tinwald Skip 2 It, Hinds 3, 12.30pm, Bye: Rakaia Synlait Farms Under 7 – Associate Referee required Collegiate Regent Cinema v Rakaia Synlait Farms B, Coll 3, 1.15pm, Methven MC Freight v Rakaia Synlait Farms W, Meth 1, 12pm, Southern Hayden McKenzie Contracting v Hampstead Metalcorp, Hinds 4, 1.30pm, Southern Coleman Ag v Allenton, Hinds 4, 12.45pm, Tinwald Ian Howden Spraying v Celtic Summerfield Builders W, Tin 3, 1.30pm, Bye: Celtic Summerfield Builders G Under 6 – Associate Referee required Collegiate McDonalds v Hampstead Netherby 4 Square, Coll 3, 12.30pm, Methven B v Methven W, Meth 1, 12pm, Rakaia Synlait Farms B v Celtic Anderson Joinery G, Rak 2, 12pm, Rakaia Synlait Farms W v Celtic Anderson Joinery W, Rak 2, 12pm, Southern Progressive Livestock v Allenton M, Hinds 4, 12pm, Tinwald Canvas v Allenton G, Tin 4, 1.30pm June 4 Under 11.5 (John Smitheram Shield) – Associate Referee required Celtic Ashburton Online v Hampstead Dave Jackson Painting, Celt 1, 5.30pm, Methven Mt Hutt Station v Allenton, Meth 1, 5.30pm, Rakaia Synlait Farms v Southern HCT, Rak 2, 5.30pm, Tinwald Barry Whittaker Contracting v Methven Allenton Physio, Tin 1, 5.30pm

Commonwealth Games track rider Patrick Bevin finished safely in the peloton to claim the sprint points honours in the Ras tour of Ireland yesterday. Italy’s David Ballerini remained as the sole rider to stay clear in the break for the final stage to Skerries north of Dublin, which finished with three loops in the town. New Zealand teammates Cameron Karwowski and Hamish Schreurs had worked hard to ensure Bevin was well placed for the points on offer on the stage. - HOL

Anderson hits form Black Caps all-rounder Corey Anderson proved his worth to Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians by leading them into the playoffs with a quickfire 95 in a five wicket win over the Rajasthan. Anderson, who is being paid $866,000 for a seven-week stint, has had a quiet IPL to date but that all changed yesterday when he smashed six sixes and nine fours in a 44-ball 95. Chasing 189 for victory Mumbai reached 195 for five with 5.2 overs remaining in the match, but only just enough to dramatically leap-frog the Royals on net run-rate. - HOL

Dixon crashes out New Zealand driver Scott Dixon crashed out of the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 yesterday with 32 laps remaining. Ryan HunterReay won his first ever title at the Brick Yard after holding off three time winner Helio Castroneves at the finish line. Marco Andretti finished in third. Hunter-Reay is the first American to win the title since Sam Hornish, Jr in 2006 and only the third American in 16 years to drink milk on victory lane. Dixon was fourth when he ran into the wall at turn four on the 168th lap, sliding across the track before hitting another wall. - HOL

Classifieds 24 Ashburton Guardian PUBLIC NOTICES


Public Notice

Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Public notice of application for on-licence, off-licence, or club licence (or application for variation of conditions of onlicence, off-licence, or club licence) Ski Time Square Ltd, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Ashburton for the renewal (or issue or variation of conditions) of an on licence in respect of the premises situated at 43 Racecourse Road, Methven known as Ski Time. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is: Restaurant/Bar/Lodge Hotel. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 11am 1am the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Committee at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary, Ashburton District Licensing Committee, PO Box 94, Ashburton District Council

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MEETINGS, EVENTS Mid Canterbury Aero Club Notice of AGM Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7.30pm To be held at MCAC club rooms at the airport on Seafield Road.


DOES YOUR MAN like Wild Things? Back in stock at The China Shop Bronzed Sculptures – Red Stag, Pig Hunter, Bull, Horse and Foal. These are ideal men’s gifts. See our Burnett Street window display.

Birthday Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Gypsy Johnston Happy Birthday sweety. Love hugs and kisses, Mum, Tegan, Ben, Nana, Poppy and Hayden.

Customer Service Centre Representative: Call Centre Do you enjoy a busy fast moving environment, have a passion for farming and telephone sales, then this position could be for you?

Specials available from 27/05 - 03/06


AS SEEN ON TV. The magic whisk pump action whisk. Why pay $39.95 + package and postage. Our price No objection to the issue of a $16.99. Kitchen Kapers, The licence may be made in Arcade, Ashburton. relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section BE READY for those wet 105 (1) of the Sale and days! With a Boston pocket Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. umbrella from The China No objection to the renewal of Shop. A range of colours a licence may be made in available. They fit into relation to a matter other than your handbag, glovebox, a matter specified in Section briefcase, school bag with 131 of the Sale and Supply of ease. These make a fantastic gift as well. Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication was made on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

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LINDEN LEAVES skincare, Beautiful New Zealand made range and stocked at The China Shop. Special exclusive limited offer on now. Free Eye rescue serum call in today to view this special. WATCH SALE ON NOW! Up to 60% off all watches instore including Seiko, Ice and Casio. Robilliards showcase Jewellers, The Arcade Ashburton.

SIMPLY Italian, Simply Beautiful. New season jewellery has arrived instore at The China Shop. This is classical style jewellery with an understated elegance. Wearing this jewellery will bring much happiness and pleasure. You will find us in The Arcade.



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Ryan Richan Happy 7th Birthday for yesterday. Lotsa love Mum, Dad, Grace and Jake.xx

ATS is a dynamic and innovative co-operative offering members the ability to purchase all farm inputs through our stores in Ashburton, Rakaia and Methven. We are looking for a person who is able to offer their experience in customer service, has attention to detail, an excellent telephone manor and possesses an exceptional attitude toward their work. This full time Customer Service Centre position is based in Ashburton. You will be working with our experienced customer service team who pride themselves in being able to offer high levels of customer service, industry and product knowledge, accuracy and the quick delivery of our services to members. We will provide all the training requirements for our team to succeed. Ideally you will have: • Excellent communication skills; • Intermediate computer skills; • Knowledge of dairy farming practices; • CRM experience beneficial; If you would like to join this motivated team, please apply. Email your application together with your CV to: Applications close 5th June 2014.

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12.00noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre in Community House, at the rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. M.S.A. Sports, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. 500, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30am ASHBURTON BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Meeting, enquiries to Faye 308-1852. MacKenzie Centre, Kermode Street. 7.30am ASHBURTON ASTRONOMY GROUP. Meet last Tuesday of each month. Menorlue, Ashburton College, Walnut Avenue. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports hall, Tancred Street.


1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome. Waireka Croquet club, The Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/ intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Instructor Annette 307-7138a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm COELIAC SUPPORT GROUP. All welcome, we meet 19A Woodham Drive, Allenton.

9.30am ST DAVID’S WALKING GROUP. Meet outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am U3A HAKATERE/ASHBURTON. Speaker Gillie Deans, Art consultant and broker. St David’s Union Church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop open for the sale of preloved clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Tai Chi maintenance class. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Meet Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises, ideal for users of mobility aids. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 1.15pm TINWALD “500” CARDS. Come and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street.

Puzzles Tuesday, May 27, 2014 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Deem it capable of providing quite a lot (12) 8. Turncoat might need to change gear (8) 9. Sort of race for accommodation (4) 11. Compulsion to start criticising in warning from golfer (5) 12. Sort of tree nice for planting out (7) 13. It may be the right pretentious air (4) 15. Scottish lawsuit would be sure to provide gratification (4) 19. Princess in Madrid discovered tan if an adjustment was made (7) 20. Jewish high-priest whose rod may be found in bed (5) 22. Not to have been born of woman, a daughter (4) 23. Piety voted out as having one on (8) 24. Around the Sorbonne it’s a dead language – mercy! (5,7)



















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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Addict 8. Pearl 9. Suspect 11. Tendency 12. Beard 15. Lava 16. Row 17. Axle 19. Poppy 21. Standard 24. Yearned 25. Metal 26. Larder Down 2. Deuce 3. Imperial 4. Tact 5. Spade 6. Barn 7. Play 10. Temporary 12. Bill 13. Labourer 14. Demy 18. Oddly 20. Piece 21. Same 22. Acts 23. Deal QUICK Across 1. Torpid 5. Closer 9. Steeds 10. Sneaks 11. Cage 12. Oncoming 14. Settee 16. Bypass 19. Ancestry 21. Rite 22. Toiled 23. Odours 24. Resort 25. Evened Down 2. Outrage 3. Present 4. Dishonest 6. Lingo 7. Stamina 8. Resigns 13. Cubbyhole 14. Shatter 15. Tactics 17. Purpose 18. Set free 20. Steer



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DOWN 2. Proprietor produced nothing new at end of a year (5) 3. Clay box potter uses, for example, with rags (6) 4. Infer that Mussolini was halfdead to begin with (6) 5. So malignant, it could be a full version of it (7) 6. Being a host may prove amusing (12) 7. Paid performer for spies, loan being arranged (12) 10. An entity creating small spaces in print (3)


14. In the wrong clef, Ted found he could turn it aside (7) 16. Whatever the number, a lot lose their head (3) 17. A gift the French have, putting the bounder on water there (6) 18. Enjoy taste of what’s lemony around a vanilla topping (6) 21. More money is available in a different era (5)

QUICK ACROSS 1. Close (4) 8. Innovative, futuristic (5-5) 9. Souvenir (8) 10. Assistant (4) 12. Diminutive (6) 14. Split (6) 15. Procession (6) 17. Repaired (6) 18. Plant with feathery fronds (4) 19. Unchanging (8) 21. Timely warning (4-2,4) 22. Emblem or symbol (4)

DOWN 2. Sissy (10) 3. Inclined surface (4) 4. Front of a building (6) 5. Accentuate (6) 6. Lengthy undertaking (8) 7. In this place (4) 11. Showing good judgement (10) 13. Apprentices (8) 16. But for (6) 17. Lowly (6) 18. Chicken (4) 20. Knell (4)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) In the gap between the Sun’s departure from your income sector last week and Venus’ return in 2 days’ time it gives you a chance to take stock. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Instead of being ready to tie up loose ends on the launch of your new solar year your heart has yet to have its say. Keep an open mind. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Despite the fact that you’re now in the early days of your birthday month and new solar year it’s too soon to turn your back on the past. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) The Moon is moving through a social and serendipitous area and is triggering the laws of attraction and synchronicity, with fate pulling some strings. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) As the Moon comes full circle from last month’s New Moon in your career sector and your professional instincts kick in, expect things to make sense. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) With big changes over recent weeks and even more on the way, today’s lunar vibes bring a reminder that it’s all about the journey. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) A mix of financial instincts and tension will quickly turn into motivation and a sense of resolve on the income and financial fronts. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Coming full circle from last month’s New Moon in your relationship sector the Moon is back to confront your intentions and tie up loose ends. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) It’s important to trust your gut and listen to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses on the work front today, for you’ll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) There is a reminder today of the importance of having work/life balance and that the universe won’t let good intentions slide. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Pay attention to your emotional and intuitive responses on the home and family front, without sweeping things under the carpet. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Following your heart, being happy and embracing a sense of adventure are choices and that instead of waiting for life to make it happen, it’s up to you.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

EADEN, Charles Edward (Chas) – On May 22, 2014 at Christchurch Hospital, dearly loved husband of the late Clare. Loved dad and father in law of John and Kathy, and Gregory. Loved pop of Daniel, Andrea, Nicholas, and Christopher and old pop of Petra, Maggie, Levi, and Alexander. Messages to PO Box 472 Ashburton 7740. At Chas’s request a private service has been held. Patersons Funeral Services, FDANZ Ashburton. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:



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Rain developing, and gale northwesterlies turning cold southerly. Rain clearing in the evening and southerlies easing.

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THURSDAY Rain, heavier and more persistent about the divide, may turn to snow at all levels, clearing late in the day. Severe gale northwesterlies dying out at low levels in the morning and abating about the tops.

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Palmerston North fine

FZL: Rising to 3000m

Rain near the divide, with heavy falls, and scattered rain further east. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to severe gale 90 km/h, 110 km/h in exposed valleys. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to severe gale 110 km/h.


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High cloud increasing. Northwesterlies, may rise to gale in exposed places.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A ridge over the North Island moves north tomorrow and Thursday as a northwest flow spreads over New Zealand ahead of a trough approaching from the southwest. The trough moves north over the country on Thursday and Friday, followed by a southerly change.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 7.0 7.8 Max to 4pm 1.0 Minimum -2.4 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm May to date 35.4 Avg May to date 52 2014 to date 415.8 272 Avg year to date Wind km/h SW 20 At 4pm Strongest gust SW 61 Time of gust 10:31am

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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Selling Houses Australia Extreme Ben’s house is a shambles, with a rat infestation, no kitchen, and no guttering, and it will to take a major overhaul to make it fit for sale. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Charity gets destructive; Jacob puts pressure on David; Laurel is determined. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 2pm May The Best House Win USA 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Wiki The Kiwi 3 0 6:35 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 3 0 7am Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:25 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Dinosaur Train 3 0 8:25 Fireman Sam 3 0 8:35 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Cougar Town PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle AO 2pm Bethenny 3pm According To Jim 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 Robot And Monster 3 0 3:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 4pm I’m In The Band 3 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:25 The Nanny 3 0 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO A woman claims her husband sexually abused their children. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Oz has simple, natural solutions for health complaints. 2:30 Rachael Ray Regis Philbin co-hosts; Rachael makes baked ziti. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Hollywood legend Robert Wagner joins Queen Latifah for a chat; Days Of Our lives star Deirdre Hall. 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 4:55 The Biggest Loser Australia 3 6pm 3 News

7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Women in Blue PGR Constable Jacqui Rodger deals with a phantom piddler; Constable Bridget Suckling is on the drunken streets of central Auckland; a child is reported kidnapped. 0 8pm Water Patrol 0 8:30 Britain’s Got Talent 0 9:30 Hoarding – Buried Alive 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0

7pm Shortland Street PGR Vinnie must think again; Wendy gets the last laugh; Toby finds solace where he least expects it. 0 7:30 My Kitchen Rules South Australian homemakers and friends Bree and Jessica host their instant restaurant. 0 8:45 Mom AO 0 9:15 Two and a Half Men PGR 0 9:45 Revenge AO 0 10:40 Scandal AO 0

7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Grand Designs Australia PGR Ardent collectors Kerry and Judy have a passion for Santa Fe-style mud houses, even though they live on a sloping bush block on Sydney’s north shore. 0 8:30 NCIS AO 0 9:30 NCIS – LA AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11pm Major Crimes AO 0 11:55 F Coppers AO 3 0 12:50 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:35 Monday Mornings AO 12:30 Embarrassing Bodies AO 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Detroit 1-8-7 AO 3 3:20 Necessary Roughness PGR 3 0 4:05 Work It PGR 3 0 4:30 Posh Nosh 3 0 4:35 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11pm The Good Wife AO Alicia and Cary travel to Washington, DC, to represent a comedian being sued by a TV network for indecency. Midnight Infomercials




6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 All Grown Up 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 8:30 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 8:45 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 3 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Barney And Friends 3 9:50 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring – Ella the Elephant and Beyblade. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Polly begins dating both Abe and Craig. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 3 0 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR 8pm The Cleveland Show PGR 8:30 M Nacho Libre PGR 3 2006 Comedy. A cook in a Mexican monastery hides his identity to become a wrestler to raise money for the orphans, and impress one of the nuns. Jack Black. 0 10:30 90210 PGR

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 1:55 Secret War PGR 3 Christine Granville was Britain’s finest female spy. For five years during the Second World War, she risked her life to arm the resistance and to bring back information crucial to victory over Germany. 3pm History Under The Hammer 3 3:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Hugh’s Three Good Things 3 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 8:30 M 16 Blocks AO 2006 Crime Action. An ageing police officer must escort a witness in police custody to a New York courthouse, but there are forces at work to stop them. Bruce Willis, Mos Def. 10:40 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am Motorsport – IndyCar Series (Highlights) Indianapolis 500. 6:30 Surfing – ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (Highlights) Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. 7:30 Netball Zone 8am College Netball (Replay) 9am Motorsport – Acceleration 10am Golf Central 11am Red Bull X-Fighters (Replay) 12:30 Tennis – French Open (Highlights) 1:30 Motorsport – IndyCar Series (Highlights) 2pm Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) 2:30 Golf Focus 3:30 Golf Central 4:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) 5:30 Golf – LPGA Tour (Highlights) 6pm College Netball (Replay) 7pm Netball Zone 7:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) Northern Mystics v West Coast Fever. From Trusts Arena, Auckland. 8pm #SkyRugby – Breakdown 8:30 Rugby Nation 9:30 Fox Sports News 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild

11:25 Entertainment Tonight 11:50 Infomercials

11:10 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:10 Home Shopping 1:10 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 1:50 Home Shopping

11pm Fox Sports News 11:30 Rugby League – NRL Midnight NRL Fulltime 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 1am Fox Sports News 1:30 Fight Night 3:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights)


6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Heaven’s Kitchen Cookbook Recipes using organic produce. 7am Greatest Cities Of The World 8am Bid America 8:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 9am Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains Jonathan Phang travels to incredible food destinations, such as Paris, Venice and Istanbul to explore fine dining at its best. 10am The Home Show 11am Baggage Battles 11:30 Destination Flavour Japan Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Greatest Cities Of The World 1:30 TBC 2:20 Metropolis 3:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 4pm Hairy Bikers’ Meals On Wheels The boys ride to the rescue of one of Britain’s national culinary treasures – Meals on Wheels. 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Bid America 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters PG 7:30 My Dream Home 8:30 My Dream Derelict Home With Simon O’Brien. 9:30 Home Of The Future 10:30 Mongrels AO 11pm Auction 11:30 Saturday Cookbook

6am SVU MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Parking Wars PGL 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Survivor – Borneo PG 8:55 Criminal Intent MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 Outback Hunters PG 12:15 CSI – New York MV 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 Criminal Intent MV 2:20 SVU MV 3:10 Survivor – Borneo PG 4pm Parking Wars PGL 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Criminal Intent MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Parking Wars PGL 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Falling Skies MV 9:30 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am My Dream Home 3am Home Of The Future 4am Mongrels AO 4:30 TBC 5am Auction Hunters 5:30 Bid America

12:30 Survivor – Borneo PG 1:20 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:45 SVU MV 2:35 Law And Order MV 3:25 Falling Skies MV 4:15 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG



10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Maggie And The Ferocious Beast 3 2 4pm Miharo 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o



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SKY SPORT 2 te Motu 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Moteatea 3 8pm N Moko Aotearoa 8:30 M The Shock Doctrine AO 3 2009 Documentary. Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein. 10pm Focus 10:30 Tagata Pasifika 16 Blocks 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 8:30pm on Prime Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Factory Made PG 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG Moab Desert. 8:30 MythBusters PG Dog Myths. 9:30 MythBusters PG 10:30 Magic Of Science PG 11am Deadly Dilemmas M 11:30 I Was Murdered M Noon I Was Murdered M 12:30 Evil, I M 1pm Evil, I M 1:30 I’d Kill For You M 2:30 Auction Hunters PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG 6:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 7:30 Manhunt M 8:30 Mighty Planes PG 9:30 Building The World Cup PG 10:30 Game Of Pawns PG 11pm Dead Of Night M


Midnight True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M 1am I Married A Mobster M 1:30 I Married A Mobster M 2am Bering Sea Gold PG 3am Deadliest Catch PG 4am Brew Masters PG 5am Bering Sea Gold PG

MOVIES PREMIERE 6:20 The Directors – Frank Darabont PG 2002 6:50 Red Dawn MVL 2012 Action. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson. 8:25 Inappropriate Comedy 16LS 2013 Comedy. Adrien Brody, Rob Schneider. 9:50 A Few Best Men 16VL 2011 Comedy. Laura Brent, Xavier Samuel. 11:25 Silent Hill – Revelation 16VL 2012 Horror. Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell. 1pm The Last Stand 16VL 2013 Action. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker. 2:50 Red Dawn MVL 2012 Action. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson. 4:25 Argo MVL 2012 Drama. Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston. 6:25 World War Z ML 2013 Action. Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos. 8:30 Scary Movie 5 MVLS 2013 Horror Comedy. 10pm Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. 11:45 Freaky Deaky 16VLS 2012 Comedy.

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MOVIES GREATS 7:40 The Chronicles Of Riddick MV 2004 Action. Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Judi Dench. 9:40 The Brave One 16VL 2007 Action. Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt. 11:40 Underworld – Rise Of The Lycans 16V 2009 Action. Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy. 1:10 Just Like Heaven PGS 2005 Romantic Comedy. Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo. 2:45 As Good As It Gets ML 1997 Comedy. Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear. 5:05 Fear MVLS 1996 Thriller. Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Alyssa Milano. 6:45 X-Men MV 2000 Action. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ian Mckellen. 8:30 Silent Hill 16V 2006 Horror. Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell. 10:35 Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle 16LS 2004 Comedy.


Midnight Inside Story – Dances WEDNESDAY With Wolves PG 2011 1:30 Fear 1:20 Goodnight For Justice 3 – MVLS 1996 Thriller. 3:05 Silent Hill Queen Of Hearts PGV 2012 Western. 16V 2006 Horror. 5:10 The Making 2:50 Argo MVL 2012 Drama. Of Fast And Furious M 2009 4:50 World War Z ML 2013 Action. 5:25 X-Men MV 2000 Action.

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6am #SkyRugby – Breakdown 6:30 Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) De Monaco Grand Prix. 7am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Hurricanes v Chiefs. 9am Cricket – International (Highlights) England v Sri Lanka – Second One-Day International. 9:30 Cycling – Tour Of California (Highlights) 10:30 Motorsport – GP2 Series (Replay) Monaco – Race One. 11:30 Motorsport – GP2 Series (Replay) Monaco – Race Two. 12:30 Aussie Rules – AFL (Replay) Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs. 3:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Highlanders v Crusaders. 5:30 Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) Coca-Cola 600. 6:30 Motorcycling – Superbike World Championship (Highlights) Donington Park – Race One and Supersport. 7:30 UFC Now 8:30 Fight Night Stephen Smith v Fernando David Saucedo. 10:30 AFL Weekly (Highlights) 11:30 Football League Show


Midnight Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series (Highlights) Coca-Cola 600. 1am Netball Zone 1:30 Jetboating – New Zealand Sprint Championships Superboats. From Hastings. 2am Random Rugby TV A rugby-themed show with teenagers in mind. 2:15 L Cricket – IPL Qualifier One – Kings XI v Kolkata Knight Riders. From M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. | Compiled by

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Braving the elements Ashburton cyclist Bailey Kershaw was the shining light amidst miserable conditions at the Tinwald Cycling Club’s sixth race of the cycling development series on Sunday. Kershaw managed a brisk 4min 44sec for the 3km time trail in Tinwald, and claimed the fastest A grade time overall out of the 16 under 17 riders who turned out,

including Josh Kershaw and Caitlin Titheridge (pictured). In the B grade it was Marshall Bell’s 5.27 that saw him post the quickest time in his respective race, while in the C grade Madison Clark’s 6.21 was fast enough to finish top. Meanwhile, Nick Kershaw managed a 6.48 to claim top spot in the D grade.

The development series leader board shows James Skinner (A grade), Luke Skinner (B grade), Harrison Russell (C grade) and Briar Clark (D grade) leading their respective categories into this weekend’s three stage Rolling Plains Mini Tour in Mt Somers which is set to attract more than 70 of the district’s emerging riders. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 250514-DW-097


All Blacks trip key to Origin assault BY IAN MCCULLOUGH Billy Slater could find himself ambushed under a barrage of short, hanging kicks from NSW in tomorrow’s rugby league State of Origin opener in Brisbane. The Blues have trained in secret as they plot ways to end Queensland’s eight-year dominance away but the Maroons can expect to face some new tactics,

including some gleaned from New Zealand rugby union’s allconquering All Blacks. Laurie Daley and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen share a mutual friend and an invitation was arranged for the NSW coach and his assistant Matt Parish to watch preparations for a Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Auckland last year. It was a rare insight into the

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methods of the world champion All Blacks, who were on their way to becoming the first international side to remain unbeaten in a calendar year. Hansen’s team have perfected the tactic of contested high, hanging kicks allowing chasers to challenge the opposing fullback in leaping catches, increasing the prospect of a turnover. The Blues’ inferior kicking

game is widely acknowledged as the most crucial difference between the sides, with Maroons fullback Slater outstanding at covering and returning long kicks from the Blues. Hansen and his coaching staff have worked out the optimum kick distance from a ball in hand to pressure a fullback in their game should be 28 metres, with a hang time of 4.4 seconds.

Should the Blues use rookie halfback Trent Hodkinson, a noted kicker, to employ a similar tactic it would theoretically give Slater less room to run while ensuring a welcoming committee is on hand to apply pressure and thump him onto his back after he catches. It’s estimated the cost of the Blues preparations this season will be more than $1.5m dollars. - AAP

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