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Methven reinsman Ricky May rewrote New Zealand’s harness racing record books yesterday when he drove Terror To Love to a win in the New Zealand Trotting Cup, setting a new winning driv-

ers’ record. He celebrated his seventh winning drive with trainers Graham (left) and Paul Court. Yesterday’s victory also earned Terror To Love a place in the 109-year-old cup’s hall of fame

with the six-year-old becoming the third horse to achieve three cup wins, and the third to win three consecutive cup races.

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Johnny Knoxville labels his pranks art

Johnny Knoxville thinks persuading people to be in a prank movie is an “art”. The daredevil is currently promoting Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, a comedy film which plays on the reactions of people who don’t realise they’re being filmed. In order to show the unsuspecting strangers’ reactions they need permission, which isn’t always easy to get. “We always have to get their [signed] releases after it, that’s an art!” he exclaimed. “I go and then these people go in. You don’t want to be too patronising. If they’re angry and then they sense that you’re patronising them ... You gotta kind of read them and see what mood they’re in, if they’re in shock or angry or happy, you have to read them.”

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Fire causes knish crisis A fire at a New York factory billed as the world’s biggest maker of knishes has created nationwide shock and oy for those who can’t seem to find the Jewish treats anywhere. Kvetching has been going on at delis, diners, food carts and groceries since the six-week-long shortage began, but lovers of the square, fried, doughy pillows of pureed potatoes may not have to go without much longer. The factory promises an end to the knish crunch by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah. “Our customers ... are calling us saying they are literally searching supermarkets and stores and they’re all asking when we’ll be back,” Stacey Ziskin Gabay, one of the owners of the 92-year-old Gabila’s Knishes, which sells about 15 million knishes a year.

Suspension reversed A Catholic school that suspended its principal over serious misconduct allegations has been ordered to reverse the move by the Employment Relations Authority. Principal of Christchurch’s Our Lady of Victories School, Barbara Perry, claimed her suspension on October 11 was unjustified and “the culmination of a course of conduct designed to remove her as principal”. Now, an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision has ruled that she be reinstated from Monday and that mediation between the two parties is undertaken as soon as possible.

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Miley strips again US singer Miley Cyrus has stripped down once again for the Real and True single by American hip hop artist Future. The Real and True video clip was released on Monday and features Cyrus and US rapper Mr Hudson. The space-themed video tells the tale of two male astronauts (Future and Mr Hudson) who discover a dead female astronaut (Cyrus) and take her back to her ship so they can revive her, according to RollingStone. com. Cyrus then comes to life, singing the chorus as the camera reveals her wearing little more than silver body paint and glitter.

Wattie’s Cans Film Festival 2013: Regent Cinema Ashburton, Wattie’s and The Salvation Army have teamed up again to bring you The Wattie’s Cans Film Festival. Movie buffs will today be able to swap a can for a movie ticket and check out one of the many new release films so bring a can of food to donate (please check expiry dates!) and prepare for a fun, afford-

able night out. On the couch: Horizon: The Secret World of Pain, BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm. Horizon reveals the latest research into the most common human experiences - pain. Breakthroughs have come from studying a woman in London who has felt no pain at all in her life and three generations of an Italian family who don’t feel extremes of temperature.

Ladybug invasion Millions of ladybugs are invading homes and businesses in parts of the US eastern seaboard and Gulf Coast causing headaches for residents who are fighting the invasion with vacuum cleaners that suck up the insects. While harmless to humans, masses of the multi-coloured invaders are a nuisance as they slip indoors through cracks around doors and windows. Plus they can stain curtains, upholstery and walls if squashed. A spike in the ladybug population is typical this time of year as they fly out of the farm fields and seek a warm place to spend the winter. A mild winter followed by a rainy spring created the perfect environment for the species.

At the movies: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Cinema Paradiso, Methven. The movie follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Rated: G.

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Local Filipinos rally for family By Sue NewmaN

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For thousands of Kiwi Filipinos, typhoon Haiyan will add new meaning to the importance of sending money back home to support their families. As the Philippines mops up from the worst typhoon in its history, Filipinos living in New Zealand are facing a future that will include stronger and longer support for relatives, many of whom lost their homes in either October’s earthquake or last week’s typhoon. Mehida (Heide) Besande’s first urge was to go home when she knew her home village, Bohol, had been destroyed, but she realises the best support she and her husband can provide is by continuing to work in New Zealand and continuing to send money home. Her parents Wes and Tess Mosqueda lost their home in the earthquake and were living in a tent; when the typhoon struck they were forced to take shelter in their badly damaged home while the massive winds tore their farm and small fishing business apart. The couple, who were once counted as part of the fortunate

middle-class of home owners, now have nothing and no hope of building another home – unless their family steps in. Mrs Besande is counting the days until she can fly home to spend seven weeks helping them pull their lives back together, but she knows life for her mum and dad will never be the same. “In the Philippines, if you can afford a house you have one and my dad worked overseas so they could have a house. They’re retired now and there is no insurance there. Once your house is gone, it’s gone,” she said. In New Zealand terms, her parents’ house will cost about $50,000 to rebuild. Her village of about 6000 people has been destroyed by the double disaster but to her parents it is still home because that is their community and the place where their relatives live. For Heide and Edril Besande that will mean providing ongoing financial support for her parents. She’s not complaining; that’s the way it is in the Filipino culture. “It’s our culture that we support our family. “It’s just hard that for so many years my dad was working to

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build his home and in 30 seconds it’s gone. We had plans of our own, but now they’ve all gone,” she said. She spoke to her parents shortly after the typhoon had passed and said it was huge relief knowing they while prop-

erty was destroyed, they and her wider family were okay. The couple are no strangers to the effects of an earthquake, with Christchurch’s February 2011 quake prompting the early delivery of the couple’s daughter Meja.

ASHBURTON APPEAL Mid Canterbury’s Filipino community is appealing for clean clothing and blankets in the wake of the super storm which demolished large areas of the Philippines over the weekend. There are also appeal boxes and depots at several businesses around the district, where money and food is being collected. The local Filipino community has been meeting every night since the disaster which is estimated to have killed upwards of 10,000 people and left many more homeless. Co-ordinator Neil Maui said help was needed urgently. “It’s getting colder at this time at this time of the year, and we want to get help there before Christmas,” he said. Mr Maui also wants Filipino families in need of support to make contact. “There might be families (in Mid Canterbury) who have lost family or who have not heard from them, we want to know how we can help them,” he said. Goods can be left at the Filipino dairies in Rakaia – on Railway Terrace West, and in Ashburton on Victoria Street in the Triangle, or at 17 Aitken Street.

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■ ASHBURTON PHONE MIX-UP

Wrong number causes headache By Sue NewmaN

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It might be just one digit difference, but an incorrect phone number on a fridge magnet has created a huge headache for an Ashburton resident – and the Ashburton District Council. A marketing company has distributed fridge magnets to homes around the district but

when it listed the council’s phone number for animal and noise control, it made an error. Now an irate resident is fielding calls intended for the council. The correct number to call if you’re fed up with pesky pets or noisy neighbours is 307-7700. While the marketing company might be getting the blame for the wrong number, the council

admits it may have contributed to the confusion. The incorrect number was provided on the back of recent council rates invoices and the marketing company say a former council employee approved the incorrect number for use on the magnets. Embarrassed by the error, council Group Manager Business Support Paul Brake has

contacted the resident apologising for the mistake. “They have been very understanding under the circumstances and we are certainly sorry for any inconvenience this is causing them,” Mr Brake said. It might be an exercise in damage control, but the council is having the rates invoices overprinted to black out the incor-

■ BULLYING IN MID CANTERBURY

Website uses video to tackle bullying A new website aims to tackle bullying in Mid Canterbury. Safer Ashburton District’s Think First project launched its interactive website on Monday and released its first batch of anti-bullying video clips. Project co-ordinator John Hobbs said so far the response had been really encouraging. ‘’I think it’s great – the community has got behind what we are doing and supported us,” Mr Hobbs said. “All of the different things we’re working on are to try and create a cultural shift within Mid Canterbury to raise awareness that bullying is not acceptable. It is a huge problem in this area and making excuses like ‘it’s just kids being kids’ isn’t going to change that.’’ The website, designed by NoBull, has a section for people to share their stories and connects both victims and perpetrators of bullying with locally accessible support channels. Mr Hobbs said the website brought everything together in one place. Utilising technology made the resources user friendly, but maintained appeal with younger audiences. It also catered to a variety of different learning styles, offering reading and visual material.

Think First co-ordinator John Hobbs demonstrates the projects new anti-bullying website. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 111113-tM-075

The videos were filmed and edited by local company Zoom Visual Productions and were cast with young actors from Ashburton’s The Big Little Theatre Company. ‘’Every aspect of Think First has been kept local and I think that’s really important. It’s

a project specifically for Mid Canterbury so to be able to involve the community shows how ready this district is for change,’’ Mr Hobbs said. ‘’Each step has been closely developed with a youth executive board made up of young people from all over the district.

It’s really exciting for everyone involved with Think First to be able to show the public what we’ve been working on.’’ The website and videos can be viewed at www.thinkfirst. org.nz or follow Think First on Facebook on www.facebook. com/thinkfirstNZ

■ CHRISTMAS

Big spending points to Christmas boom Swipe-happy consumers are paving the way for what may be the strongest Christmas trading period in years. Statistics New Zealand data for October showed $3.6 billion in electronic card transactions spent across the core retail sector - a 1.8 per cent rise on the same month last year. There were 116 million electronic card transactions across all industries, compared with 109 million in October 2012, and a seasonally adjusted total spend of $6 billion compared

with $5.6 billion last year. Last October, retail sales fell 0.2 per cent on the previous month and totalled $3.4 billion. Retailers Association chief executive John Albertson said the figures painted a positive picture for festive-season spending. “We are starting to see a lift and certainly we would expect this now to carry right on through until the end of the year,” he said. “There’s been the indications for quite some time now that

we are starting to see a slightly more positive consumer out there and once we start to get that positive attitude from consumers, we always see spending rising as a result.” He said retailers around the country were reporting positive outlooks and he expected to see up to 3.5 per cent growth in sales this Christmas. “Certainly the anecdotal evidence in the industry is that we have got no reason to see a grim Christmas; in fact, we might actually see some posi-

tive growth. It’s not to say that it’s easy out there but it’s certainly improving.” Bank of New Zealand chief economist Tony Alexander said the figures reflected strong consumer confidence and pointed towards a better Christmas trading period than last year. “These numbers are stronger than they were a year ago,” he said. “It would be reasonable simply on the basis of these numbers for retailers to be anticipating Christmas to be better this year than last year.”

rect number and is asking people to ignore the council contact number on the magnets. While the council had pointed out the error to the marketing company, it could not ask them to recall their magnets, Mr Brake said. By calling 307-7700 people can be put through any council department or service.

Trotting crowds behave A large, well-behaved crowd of around 20,000 has dressed up for yesterday’s New Zealand Trotting Cup in Christchurch. Forecast rain stayed away and racegoers enjoyed the carnival atmosphere in what is Canterbury’s social highlight of the year. X-Factor winner Jackie Thomas was spotted enjoying the racing, while the New Zealand Army Band performed to crowds behind the main stands. The grass embankment where the main grandstand stood on the front straight until it was demolished after being earthquake-damaged was full of high-spirited punters. People dressed as jockeys, Mexican banditos, Movemberinspired Edwardian gents, and models in full body-paint were rubbing shoulders on the lawn. Ana Blissett, 28, and Hannah Templeton, 26, were enjoying their second Cup Day together in one of the many corporate tents. They’d even had small collects at the tote. “Everyone’s in great spirits. It’s just really nice to get all dressed up,” Miss Templeton said. Jackie Thomas was impressed with the on-course action. “I’m not very good at the gambling, but I’m keen to know more,” she said. “It’s such a fun day out.” St John said one elderly male had to be rushed to hospital after collapsing, but otherwise paramedics had a quiet day. One police officer also remarked on how well-behaved the large crowd had been. “They’re all just having fun and being relatively sensible,” he said. New Zealand Cup and Show Week runs until Saturday.

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■ CANTERBURY A&P SHOW

Milking shorthorns spruced up for A&P outing BY SUSAN SANDYS

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Five Methven cows have been enjoying good food and lots of showers as they prepare for the Canterbury A&P Show which opens today. The milking shorthorns are from the 550-cow Red Cow Farms operated by Mark McDonald, and have been receiving the royal treatment as they gear up for the milking shorthorn section and the all breed section. Mr McDonald said the five cows had been fully clipped, and introduced to a regular washing routine before they even boarded the truck to take them to the show. This involved the cows being hosed down, and scrubbed in warm soapy water before being hosed down again. And a couple of weeks before the show they are separated from the main herd and fed more silage and hay, and less grass. This helped extend their stomach and made them look bigger and fuller. Mr McDonald said he had won the milking shorthorn sec-

tion before, but never the all breed section. While he hoped his luck might change this year, he was not holding his breath. “I guess you do it just to show off your animals, and it’s nice to have your best ones done up once a year and looking their best,” Mr McDonald said. The Red Cow Farms cows are among animals from at least 10 Mid Canterbury exhibitors at the show, which is the largest in New Zealand. Canterbury A&P Association President Mark Fleming said it had been a “busy few weeks” at the showgrounds as preparations were made, and around 100,000 people were expected to attend the three-day event. Highlights this year include performances by X Factor winner Jackie Thomas, the New Zealand Army Band and the Funky Hot Mamas; foodies’ heaven with some of the nation’s finest food and wine on offer; thrilling rides in the carnival area; close to 6000 livestock and feature competition entries; plus an amazing 3000 animals.

Red Cow Farms dairy workers Caroline Morris (left) and Kayleigh Coole have been busy brushing, clipping and washing their bovine charges in preparation for the Canterbury A&P Show. 121113-SS-006 PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS

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Mid Canterbury houses sell in 22 days BY SUE NEWMAN

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Houses in the Ashburton District are being snapped up by willing buyers, with the length of time taken to sell a house in October hitting a low of just 22 days. The short time frame between a house being listed with a sales agent and finding a buyer is not far from the low of just 17 days recorded in November 2003 during the peak of the last property boom. In October the median selling price for a home in the Ashburton District was $285,000, up $18,000 on September but just below the $288,500 recorded in October last year. During October, 49 houses were sold, down from 55 in September. Over the past 10 years the Ashburton housing market has been on a roller coaster ride, hitting a high in 2002-2003 and then slumping in 2010. This year, prices and sales numbers have steadily climbed while the number of days taken to sell a home has dropped. In October 2003, 85 houses were sold, remaining on the market for an average of 21 days. The median selling price then was $145,000, a 17 per cent increase on the previous month. Over one year, from October 20022003 house prices in the Ashburton District rose by 50 per cent - $92,000 to $145,000. The market bubble was seen in the period from July 2002-May 2003 when prices rose from $97,000 to

$132,000. The slickest selling month during the red hot property boom was in November 2003 when it took an average of just 17 days to sell a house. In the five years from 1998-2003 Ashburton’s house prices moved just over 10 per cent, from $90,000 to $100,000. At the market slump in 2010, house prices dropped each month, with the worst a 6 per cent fall from September to October. The number of houses sold was correspondingly low, with just 63 changing hands over the three months from August to October. The year itself went down in history for all the wrong reasons, with just 318 houses sold. In 2011, 469 houses changed hands with the number rising to 547 in 2012. At the market peak in 2002 and 2003, more than 600 houses were changing hands each year. While Real Estate New Zealand measures its sales values in medians the midway point), Quotable Value uses average prices and puts the average sales price of a home in Ashburton now at $310,299. This puts Ashburton at the high end of growth over the past year, 7.7 per cent. In the South Island just Waimakariri, Selwyn and most areas of Christchurch City have seen higher levels of growth in values. Christchurch values are still significantly above this time last year, at 11.8 per cent above last year and 2.7 per cent up over the past three months.

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In brief Fatialofa fans gather An estimated 1500 people have gathered in south Auckland this evening to remember Samoan rugby great Peter Fatialofa, who died last week aged 54. The Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau was adorned with huge wreaths of flowers and tapa cloth as Fatialofa’s family and friends, many of them in traditional Samoan dress, filed in. Among the famous faces in the crowd were rugby greats Michael Jones and Va’aiga Tuigamala. Fatialofa’s funeral is today.

Child neglected A Wairarapa woman who took days to seek help for her 3-yearold daughter’s broken leg has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison. Terri Cheire Pickering, 25, was charged with neglect after doctors found her daughter’s leg was so badly broken that bones could be seen through the wound. Her daughter was believed to have had the injury for up to a week before she was taken to Wairarapa Hospital in November last year, before being transferred to Hutt Hospital for emergency treatment. 121113-SS-003 Photo SuSan SandyS

Cup ladies dressed for big day out Off to the New Zealand Cup yesterday were (from left) Carolyn den Baars, Liz Kofoed, Laura Hanson and Amy Markillie. The four were among a group of about 25 Methven ladies and gentlemen who met early at the Brown Pub before boarding a bus to take them to the annual

harness racing highlight. They planned to have a few glasses of bubbly and a few bets. Among group members was Richard Catherwood, who had placed $100 for a win on Franco Ledger, as the horse was owned by a syndicate to which his parents belonged.

Friend Dave Lilley had also placed about $100 in bets on various horses, while their other friend Sam Lock said he had only placed a few dollars. “I put bugger all, I don’t know much about horses,” he said. Spokesperson Richard Ashworth said the bus had been

running from Methven for about 25 years. Meanwhile, hundreds of Ashburton patrons turned out to watch the cup at various Ashburton venues, which put on special food and drinks, and ran competitions for the best dressed.

Worker shocked A man was thrown up to three metres when he suffered an electric shock at a Wairarapa milking shed yesterday. The Life Flight Trust’s Westpac rescue helicopter was called after the contractor received an electrical shock while installing equipment at a farm west of Featherston. The man was thrown two to three metres and landed on the milking shed floor when he struck live power wires while drilling.

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■ NOVOPAY TRAINING

School support staff cross fingers By MylEs HuME

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Extra support and training given to Mid Canterbury schools to ensure hundreds of school staff do not spend another Christmas worrying about money are being met with mixed reaction. Roadshow seminars, training websites, hand books and personal calls from Ministry of Education staff are all part of a plan to ensure school staff are not affected by the end and start-of-year payroll data en-

try process that left many Mid Canterbury school staff out of pocket over Christmas and New Year last time round. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president and Longbeach School principal Neil Simons said at a recent seminar 20 local school payroll staff turned out to learn about the online data entry before the December 18 deadline. Entering end and start-ofyear data can be a complex process, which included submitting

information about coming and going staff, identifying those who were not to be paid over the summer break and changes in hours for some part-time workers The training is part of a $6 million package the Government has piled on top of the mounting Novopay repair bill to reduce the potential for another disastrous pay period. “For me I think it’s been really good, you can see the ministry is working really hard to make

sure the end-of-year process goes well.” However, Mr Simons stopped short of saying he felt confident about the end-of-year pay periods going smoothly “because this is Novopay”. “I will wait until school is back next year before I say “ok that went well”, last year we came back to school and had to pick up all the pieces.” Allenton School administrator Daphne Hinton said she and fellow payroll staff member An-

nmarie McCloy had limited access to the training because the ministry said they had already accessed Novopay support, which Mrs Hinton said was unrelated. With the training they were allowed to access, she said they had to do it in their own time to get up to speed. She felt “apprehensive” about Christmas pay periods going smoothly for all staff because she the training did not go far enough.

■ NEW ASHBURTON DOCTOR

Tinwald GP settling in to familiar surroundings By Erin TaskEr

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Ashburton’s newest GP is no stranger to the town. Emma Dyer (nee Andrew) has joined the team at the Tinwald Medical Centre on a part-time basis, having recently moved back to the town where she did the majority of her schooling. The 2001 dux of Ashburton College has moved back to Ashburton from Hamilton, to be closer to her family and she has brought family of her own with her – husband of three years Steven, and nine-month-old son Samuel. She’s excited to be back in familiar surroundings, working in a job she always knew she wanted to do. Dr Andrew (she practises under her maiden name) moved to New Zealand from Zimbabwe when she was just 11. Her dad, Howard, was drawn here for work and came out to find a place for his family to live – he liked Ashburton and all these years later they’re still happy here. For Dr Andrew and her young family, the lifestyle Ashburton

offered was just one of the incentives to come back here to work. “I always wanted to be a GP since I started my medical training. There’s the variety of medicine that you come across, you get to see people again and again, and it’s good for family life,” she said. Dr Andrew knew from the time she came to New Zealand that she wanted to be a doctor or a vet, and after taking a year off after finishing school to work as an au pair in America, she knew that medicine was her future. “In that year I realised I really did want to do medicine so I was more determined when I came back to study,” she said. Now she’s helping to ease a shortage of GPs in Mid Canterbury and struggles to understand why young doctors shy away from towns like Ashburton. “I think they don’t know what a small town has to offer. I think they are afraid they will get trapped in a small place with nothing to do,” Dr Andrew said. But she knows that’s not the case.

Emma Dyer is settling into life back in Ashburton, where she’s started work as a GP. Photo Erin taskEr 081113-Et-001

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New search finds nothing The first day of a new privately-funded search for the missing yacht Nina has failed to find anything. The seven-member crew was last heard from in rough Tasman Sea conditions on June 4, and family and friends have remained hopeful for the survival of their loved ones, and have raised funds to keep a private search alive. Yesterday - more than five months since the historic 85-year-old yacht left Opua in the Bay of Islands bound for Newcastle, Australia - two pilots, along with the parents of missing crew member, Danielle Wright, 18, undertook an aerial search of an area west of Norfolk Island. - APNZ


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New JP sworn in Westerfield farmer Alistair Morrison (right) is the latest recruit to the Ashburton Justice of the Peace Association. Mr Morrison was sworn in at a special sitting of the Ashburton District Court by Judge Joanna Maze on Monday, becoming the 62nd JP currently serving the district. The ceremony was attended by family members, and a number of JPs. President of Ashburton association Don Smyth welcomed Mr Morrison to the fold, and spoke of his involvement with the community over many years. Mr Morrison has a long association with rugby and the development of irrigation in Mid Canterbury. He was elected chairman of the Valetta Irrigation Cooperative Society board in 2003, and retained the position in a paid capacity when the society became a company in 2011. Mr Morrison has also served on the Mayfield Memorial Hall and Reserve Board. “He will be a welcome asset to our volunteer JP Service in Ashburton,” Mr Smyth said. Within the ranks of the Ashburton association, six JPs perform judicial services, sitting in court to hear minor traffic charges, liquor prosecutions, and bail and remand hearings. Another six can issue warrants to the police and other agencies as required for search or surveillance exercises and the rest witness documents and perform ministerial work within the community. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 111113-TM-042

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Moment in time From the story THEN by Morris Gleitzman I heard the blasting gunshots echoing from deep inside the forest. I heard the piercing screams of innocent children as they faced the soldiers with guns. I saw their dark red blood flowing through the stream making everything around it look like a crime scene. I saw arrogant Nazi soldiers

shoot a group of innocent Jewish men. I felt terribly scared and sick when my only friends and family were killed. I felt so angry to see Zelda, Genia and Mr Krol hanging in the Town Square for all to see. I wondered if life would ever be the same if this horrible war ever ends? Marika 8/1

* * * I heard the violent shouts being mare would come to an end. hurled towards the Jews as they I felt Felix and Zelda’s hands made their way to the bristly tightly grasp mine as they were looking ropes. trembling in fear. I felt the anI heard Felix trying his best to ger radiate through me while calm Zelda down from her near watching how the Nazis were panic attack. poorly treating the Jews. I saw the Jewish people strugI wondered when will gling and stumbling as they all this horror be over? were being shoved roughly by When will it ever end? the bloodcurdling Nazis. I saw I wondered to myself ‘Gabriek the sadness in their eyes, just where are you? We need you.’ wishing that this horrific nightHine Wairepo

Ashburton Intermediate Science fair.

Putting science to the test During term 3, every student at Ashburton Intermediate completed a science fair investigation. There were many different topic choices that had been tested, which varied from environment investigations to mould and jelly setting. The top few investigations got an orange sticker placed on the title, this meant that Mrs Jemmett was to judge them for the Timaru Sanford Science Fair. Three students, Jessie, Glen and Caleb, from 8/3 were selected to go to the Timaru

Sanford Science Fair 2013 on Wednesday, September 11. Caleb couldn’t go due to the wind the night before. Approximately 200 people from Mid-South Canterbury and North Otago participated. Fifteen students from Ashburton Intermediate received a prize. Without Mrs Farrell and all the parent helpers, and drivers, we wouldn’t have been able to go down and participate, so a huge thanks to them. Glen McClea and Jessie Banks

All dressed up as their favourite sports stars.

Trans-Tasman challengers drop in On October 17, 2013, Ashburton Intermediate School dressed up as their favourite sports star to raise money for the Halberg Foundation’s 50th anniversary, which is to help fundraise for people playing sports with disabilities. Also raising money were two teams of nine from New Zealand and Australia who competed in a race around New Zealand. The teams had to bike, run and row more than 1300km in five gruelling days. In the New Zealand team were Joseph Sullivan, Danny McBride, Blair Tuke, Nathan

Smith, Nathan Cohen, Alison Shank, James McOnie, Marc Ellis and Gemma Flyn. The Australian team included:

Malcolm Puyhage, Dan Noonan, Corey Oliver, Jason Roberts, Kate Hollywood, Shane Kelly, Andrew Reid, Wendell Sailor and Laurie Daley. Ex-All Black and now commentator for rugby, Marc Ellis, and ex-rugby league star, now State of Origin New South Wales Coach Laurie Daley visited AIS to see the two chosen people from each class with the best sports costumes. Some of the lucky winners won a t-shirt similar to the one the New Zealand team wore as they completed the challenge. Wyatt Burrows and Bailey O’Donnell

Year 8 formal dance The Year 8 classes are presently practising for our Year 8 formal dance held in the last week of school. We are learning to waltz, do a disco dance and several folk dances. Along with learning the dance steps we are also learning the etiquette used when participating in social dance. Megan White 8/1

South Island Basketball Champions Every second year in the South Island there is an indoor tournament for all indoor sports. One of those sports is basketball. The Ashburton Intermediate basketball team consisted of 10 players: William Hollings, Mitchell Prendergast, Fletcher Arnold, Bailey O’Donnell, Jayden Fuller, Eiman De Ocampo, Scott Hay, Liam McCormick, Te Maiharoa Waaka and Fotu Hala. We put in some hard work before the tournament and our performance reflected that as we went unbeaten for the entire two-day tournament.

During the first day we won all games comfortably, with the closest result still being a 12 point win. However, the second day was a bit closer. We were down two players for the first half of the day due to high school entry exam requirements. However, we battled through and still comfortably won our two games. This tournament was decided on group points rather than a play-off format and at one point it was looking like it might be a show-down between us and Cobham Intermediate who were also unbeaten.

Fortunately for us Cobham lost its second to last game meaning all we had to do was remain unbeaten and the tournament was ours and as fate would have it our final game was against Cobham. This was a much tougher encounter and through utter determination we managed to come out on top by only 4 points. This was a great experience and we would like to make a special thanks to our parent helpers Bronwyn Arnold and Keryn O’Donnell and our coach Mr Gleason. William Hollings and Mitchell Prendergast


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Violence to women a national shame Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER

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n the ongoing Roast Busters saga, radio talkback hosts Willie Jackson and John Tamihere have been forced to fall on their swords. The pair, who inappropriately grilled a young girl on a show last week, will be off the airways for at least the rest of the year. It’s ironical that on the eve of the White Ribbon campaign – when many men are speaking out about changing the nation’s attitudes about violence toward women, these two entered into the game of victim blaming. During the controversial show a teenager spoke about a friend who was sexually assaulted by the so-called Roast Busters crew, who are accused of stupefying and sexually assaulting young girls then bragging online. Willie and JT dismissed the boys’ behaviour as just “a bit of mischief ” then questioned the behaviour of the victims, going so far as to ask Amy whether she was a virgin. There is no place in our society for turning the table on victims. Whatever these girls, some reportedly as young as 13, were wearing, or had drunk – there is no excuse for rape. It was encouraging to see advertisers’ prompt decision to boycott the show, forcing these “lads” off air. But as long as the “bro culture” is alive and well, and men – regardless of their age, continue to protect each other there is little chance of changing attitudes or behaviour. The father of 17-year-old murder victim Emily Longley has added his voice to the White Ribbon campaign, saying the code of silence among Elliot Turner’s friends contributed to her death. He has asked the Roast Busters’ mates to confront them and call time on their vindictive, demeaning attitudes towards women. We should all take heed of his message – violence toward women is a national shame, and we all have a part to play in stopping it.

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Banks test defences Britain’s banks and financial firms are taking part in a major cyber “war game” exercise to test their defences against the mounting threat of online attack. The simulation - dubbed Waking Shark II - is set to be one of the largest of its kind in the world, involving teams of staff from dozens of banks and other City institutions and overseen by officials from the Bank of England, the Treasury and Financial Conduct Authority. Credit Suisse is understood to have designed a scenario that will mimic a real-time threat, with firms hit by a barrage of announcements and attacks on computer systems, also involving social media. - PA

Truck crash kills 29 At least 29 people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck in northeastern South Africa, with the accident once again highlighting the issue of poor road safety in the country, government officials say. Scores of people were injured in the accident, which happened on a major transport route in Mpumalanga province late Monday. The bus collided with a truck near the town of Kwaggafontein, about 100 kilometres east of capital Pretoria. - DPA

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A trooper carries an elderly woman to a military plane at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, in the central Philippines yesterday. ap photo

Aid packages rush in International aid is pouring in for the Philippines as authorities step up efforts to reach survivors driven to looting after one of the world’s strongest typhoons devastated their towns. About $A100 million in emergency assistance has been pledged so far, and more is on its way as the country struggles with the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 1774 people. Australia is sending a 36-member medical team, and equipment and supplies with the capacity to treat up to 4000 patients over a two-week period in a temporary 50-bed hospital, Health Minister Peter Dutton said. This was in addition to $A10 million in disaster relief announced on Monday by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. NSW has also pledged $A500,000 in aid. US Defense Secretary Chuck

Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other American ships to head to the Philippines. The carrier, which has 5000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft aboard, was expected to arrive from Hong Kong within two days. It would be accompanied by the cruisers USS Antietam and USS Cowpens, and the destroyer USS Mustin while the USS Lassen, also a destroyer, was also on the way. A supply ship, the USNS Charles Drew, was already under way. The carrier group has helicopters while the US Marine Corps was sending four MV22B Ospreys and three KC-130J Hercules planes to the disaster zone. The US had earlier said it was providing $US20 million ($A21.3 million) in humanitarian aid as well as additional

troops - it has 90 soldiers on the ground at present. The United Nations had allocated $US25 million in emergency relief fund and $US2 million from the UN World Food Program. UNICEF was airlifting 66 tons of emergency supplies from Copenhagen including water purification systems, storage equipment and sanitation supplies. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron pledged STG10 million ($A17.17 million) worth of humanitarian aid, and was deploying a Royal Navy warship and Royal Air Force military transport aircraft to help in relief efforts. The European Union, which already sent 3 million euros ($A4.33m) for relief, was allocating another 10 million euros for rehabilitation efforts, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said in Manila yesterday.

“There is a need to increase humanitarian support for the operations in the affected areas,” he said. “The extent of the damage is not fully known, but what we clearly know is that they are in a state of calamity.” Piebalgs said an EU humanitarian assistance team has been trying to send help to areas not yet reached by aid agencies, but access has been impossible. “We don’t know at this stage what the needs will be, it can take weeks or months, but I think the 10 million euros is a rather solid support at this stage,” he added. Germany said early yesterday that it would increase its aid to the typhoon-stricken Philippines to 1 million euros, up from the 500,000 euros announced at the weekend. China had pledged $US100,000, Japan $US10 million, and Taiwan, $US200,000. - AAP/DPA

Queensland’s anti-bikie laws are set to be changed again after a loophole was found allowing bikies who quit gangs to get bail. The controversial laws call for “a person (who)is a participant” in an outlaw gang to be denied bail. However, bikies who have quit can still be granted bail. AttorneyGeneral Jarrod Bleijie wants to change the wording to say “is or was a participant” and will put the amendment to parliament next week. Critics say that the laws are already meeting their intended aim of dismantling gangs, so they don’t need to be changed. - AAP

Mars mission on track India’s Mars spacecraft has been “successfully” raised into a higher orbit around Earth after a brief engine failure during an earlier attempt, the space agency says. The Mars Orbiter Mission, which blasted off on November 5 for a 11-month trip to the Red Planet, is being launched on its way via an unusual “slingshot” method for interplanetary journeys. Lacking a large enough rocket to blast directly out of Earth’s atmosphere and gravitational pull, the Indian spacecraft is orbiting Earth until the end of the month while building up enough velocity to break free. - AFP

Croc bites golfer A British man is recovering after being attacked by a crocodile in Mexico while playing golf with friends. Dougie Thompson told the Daily Mirror he had stepped into a bunker to take a shot when the reptile sprang from nearby undergrowth and clamped down on his leg. It was only after friends beat the animal with golf clubs and drove over it in a golf buggy that it released its grip, allowing Thompson to be pulled to safety. “I couldn’t feel pain, I was in total shock. It was like a big toy, big black eyes looking at me,” he said.


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■ ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Grant Hood project a winner, again By GaBrielle Stuart gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz

It is the second year that small Mid Canterbury earthmoving business Grant Hood Contracting has beaten far larger businesses across Canterbury to take home a regional environmental award, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy win for the local contractors. Up against around 30 other Canterbury projects, including multi-million dollar projects such as the construction of the Christchurch Southern Motorway, the Ashburton-based business impressed the New Zealand Contractors Federation judges with their work constructing wetlands in Lincoln. Simply completing the Selwyn District Council wetlands project was a triumph for the local contractors, who had to tackle bad weather, a tight timeframe and strict consents to finish the project last year. For owners Grant and Carolyn Hood and the 12 employees of the business, taking home the New Zealand Contractors Federation regional environment award was simply the icing on the cake.

The project was a challenging one, constructing 16 hectares of wetlands in Lincoln, designed to retain storm water in the district. It involved building a weir and structures to control water flow, managing earthworks and building access roads and footpaths through the area. Working with waterways that fed Lake Ellesmere, they had to carefully monitor water quality and control sediment so as not to disturb the aquatic environment and passage of fish through the waterways. If that wasn’t challenging enough, the company had just nine weeks to complete all the earthworks and construction, before Winter set in and all work around the waterways had to stop. Grant Hood operations manager Michael Chivers said that the company did a lot more than simply move earth around. “When Grant Hood do earthworks today, we’re thinking about our grandchildren tomorrow.” He said that on complicated projects it was worth going the extra mile to get it right at the start and keep it right.

The win has qualified the local business to enter the NZ Contractors Federation national awards next year, but he said that a decision on whether or not to enter was yet to be made.

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Clearing the air on cooking fish F or a country that’s surrounded by the ocean, New Zealanders eat far less seafood than we could – or should. Some of that has to do with price, but it also has something to do with the image of seafood being difficult to cook. If we’re spending a decent amount of money on fish or shellfish, then we want to guarantee we can turn it into a tasty, high quality meal. To demystify the art of cooking seafood, The Auckland Seafood School has put together a comprehensive cook book that covers a wide range of fish and shellfish. The Complete New Zealand Seafood Cookbook contains more than 250 recipes from top New Zealand chefs accompanied by photos by Sean Shadbolt. This book is about more than recipes. It contains expert advice on finding a suitable recipe for individual fish species, information on how to handle and store fish and hints on a range of cooking techniques.

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■ ADDINGTON CUP DAY

Ricky rewrites harness record books By Sue NewmaN

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Ricky May has written himself into New Zealand harness racing history, and the modest Methven man can’t wipe the grin off his face. After driving his seventh New Zealand Trotting Cup win with Terror To Love, May was still coming to terms with the drive, the record and the endless accolades. Hours after the race he was still smiling and people were still wanting to shake his hand but all May wanted was to do was sit down with a cold beer. “I’ve just got to the Casino with the owners and I’ve only had one beer. “The phone’s been ringing off the hook and I haven’t been answering it,” he said. As he celebrated with owner Terry McDonald, trainers Graham and Paul Court and his family, May said the win was probably the greatest moment of his harness racing career, one he’d savour for life. “To be fair though, it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” he said. He shared the winning moment with wife Judy and the couple’s two sons Tim and Phillip. They missed out on cup day last year because they were too busy on the farm; this year May said he was delighted they could share the moment. “I was rapt to have them there,” he said. His winning drive also earned Terror To Love a three-peat win in the New Zealand Trotting

Cup, but May was quick to dismiss his own efforts and praise the horse. He might have broken the cup drivers’ record for the most wins, but he reckoned it was Terror To Love who did all the work. It was a win that with any other horse would never have happened, he said. Terror to Love broke at the start, lost 30 metres and settled at the back of the field before May got the horse’s mind back on the job. “He made a proper balls up at the start and I don’t know why, but what he did after that was fantastic.” His run from last to first was nothing short of magnificent, he said. “It wasn’t looking too flash there at the start. I didn’t think the race was over but I thought he’d struggle, to be fair.” When the pair won, May said he was almost in shock. The title harness racing legend doesn’t sit easily with him; the hard work is done by the trainers and the horse himself, that’s what gets a horse to the cup, he said. If May had been looking for omens in the lead up to the main race, they weren’t flash. With seven drives booked, he could have safely assumed he’d be in the money with at least half. It wasn’t to be; he’d earned himself little more than grocery money and a bit of small change. “It was looking pretty dark there,” he said. His race record before the cup

Terror To Love’s strapper Emma Anderson was quick to congratulate Ricky May after his New photo matt smith Zealand Trotting Cup victory yesterday.

ran 7,11,7,1,7,10. A lone win with the unfancied Woodlea Legend in race five was all that kept him on the drivers’ leader board. It was a win that rewarded his supporters - $60.10 for a win and $12.10 for a place. May went into yesterday’s New Zealand Cup knowing he would be in for the toughest challenge in his racing career.

A three-peat for any horse was a big ask; seven wins an even tougher ask for any driver. “It’s not as easy as people think; horses don’t make the cup field without being damned good,” he said. Like all good horsemen, for May, cup day wasn’t over when the big one was won. He had two more drives on

his card, but neither were dollar earners. With cup day over and last night’s celebrations put to bed, today will be just another day for May, working his own horses early in the morning and then a full day of farm work. “You just go home from this and then carry on as usual,” he said.

Yesterday’s Cup Day results from Addington The weather was fine and the track fast for the NZ Metro Harness at Addington yesterday. RACE 1 GARRARDS HORSE HOUND HANDICAP TROT, $20,000, 3200m 9-10 Regal Petite (8) S Ottley 1 2-2 Oh Nova (11) G Chmiel 2 4-4 Lotalov (10) D Butt 3 Scrd: Xmas Joyella, Franco Nadal, Pammys Boy. Also (in finishing order): 7-5 Millicent, 13-12 Rebma, 12-13 Astral Traveller, 14-14 Whispering Champagne, 1111 Tart N Tights, 10-9 Sunchita, 5-6 Princess Sophia, 8-8 Bobby Breen, 6-7 Trouble Whiz, 3-3 Awayonvacation, 1-1 Experiment, 15-15 Wally’s Girl. 1-1/4L, 1/2 hd, 3/4L. Time: 4:10.60. MR: 2:06.00. Last 800m: 59.50. Win: $17.70. Places: $6.00, $2.30, $3.10. Q: $49.50. Trifecta: $1007.50 (8,11,10). First4: $5696.90 (8,11,10,6). Sub: Experiment (17). Trainer: C & J DeFilippi, Lincoln. Breeding: 5 m Majestic Son-Petite’s Pride. RACE 2 HYDROFLOW GRADUATION SERIES FINAL MBL, $20000, 1950m 2-1 Pacquiao (2) K Barron 1 7-6 Major Moment (10) G Smith 2 1-2 Lumos (3) J Dunn 3 Scr: Beaudiene Brilliance, Burning Ambition, Boltmaro, Strawb’s Ideal Act. Also (finishing order): 8-8 Handlebar Hank, 9-9 Irish Kath, 4-4 Major Sam, 3-3 Jack Black, 6-7 Mach’s Gladiator, 12-12 Highview Highlander, 11-11 Fiery Lustre, 10-10 Bona Ventura, 5-5 Raesawinner. Nk, 1-1/4L, 1L. Time: 2:20.50. MR: 1:55.90. Last 800m: 56.60. Win: $4.40. Places: $1.50, $3.80, $1.60. Q: $33.40. Trifecta: $217.50 (2,10,3). First4:

$2868.50 (2,10,3,11). Double: $47.20 (8/2), $72.10 (8/10). Trainer: Ken Barron, West Melton. Breeding: 4 g Bettor’s Delight-Medea. RACE 3 - CROMWELL LAKE DUNSTAN TROT, $20000, 2600m 1-1 Sundown In Paris (3) A Butt 1 6-4 Bert Powell (9) J Dunn 2 10-9 Sunny Vacation (17) D Dunn 3 Scr: J D Spur, The Bog, Kincaslough, Gunsight Pass. Also (in finishing order): 3-3 Yelande, 7-7 Barry, 5-5 Pyramid Monarch, 9-10 Lisa Marie P, 14-14 St Pierre, 4-6 Idle Bones, 12-12 Idle Conn, 13-13 Xmas Joy Belle, 2-2 Lothario, 11-11 Kaizen, 8-8 I Got Rhythm. 3/4L, Hd, 1/2 hd. Time: 3:22.20. MR: 2:05.10. Last 800m: 59.60. Win: $3.00. Places: $1.70, $2.90, $6.40. Q: $16.30. Tri: $533.40 (3,9,17). First4: $2814.90 (3,9,17,13). Treble: $179.20 (8/2/3+). Sub: Sundown In Paris (3). Trainer: Kevin Fairbairn, Doyleston. Breeding: 4 m Sundon-Paris Metro. RACE 4 - RICOH FREE FOR ALL MBL PACE, $35000, 2600m 1-1 Adore Me (6) M Purdon 1 2-2 Franco Nelson (5) J Dunn 2 9-9 Ardghal (2) L Panella 3 Scratched: Pass Them By. Also (finishing order): 7-7 Kiwi Ideal, 5-4 Jarcullembra, 3-3 Besotted, 6-6 Beach Bunny, 8-8 Better To Be Bad, 4-5 Phantom Grin, 10-10 Give-thejobtobarnsy. 1-3/4L, 2-1/2L, 2L. Time: 3:14.00. MR: 2:00.00. Last 800m: 57.30. Win: $1.40. Places: $1.20, $1.50, $10.00. Quinella: $3.20. Trifecta: $114.10 (6,5,2). First4: $640.50 (6,5,2,11). Double: $4.40 (3+/6+), $5.00 (3+/5). Sub: Adore Me (6). Tr: Purdon/Rasmussen, Rolleston. Breed:

4 m Bettor’s Delight-Scuse Me. RACE 5 - FAHEY FENCE HIRE HANDICAP PACE, $20000, 2600m 10-10 Woodlea Legend (7) R May 1 3-4 Captain Peacock (10) M Jones 2 4-3 Cyamach (11) S Phelan 3 Scratched: Robyn’s Raider, Star Black, Franco Tiago. Also (finishing order): 2-2 Berlusconi, 5-5 El Fuego, 7-6 Graduate Under Fire, 11-11 Paradise City, 9-9 Billythehuntedone, 8-8 Massimo, 6-7 Starlet Lavra, 1-1 Arden Rooney. 1/2L, Hd, 1/2L. Time: 3:17.00. MR: 2:01.90. Last 800m: 54.10. Win: $60.10. Places: $12.40, $2.80, $2.40. Quinella: $291.90. Trifecta: $20672.10 (7,10,11). First4: $19272.60 (7,10,11,4). Sub: Arden Rooney (9). Tr: Thomas Twidle, Rangiora. Breeding: 5 g Grinfromeartoear-Secacus. RACE 6 - SEELITE WINDOWS DOORS NZ TROTTING FFA, $80000, 2000m 1-1 Peak (5) A Butt 1 2-2 The Fiery Ginga (6) A Clark 2 9-9 Quality Invasion (7) G Archer 3 Scr: Pink Diamond, Harry Johnson. Also (in finishing order): 3-4 Jag’s Invasion, 13-13 Uncas, 6-6 King Charlie, 7-7 Vulcan, 14-14 Monnay, 8-8 Flying Isa, 4-3 Cyclone U Bolt, 5-5 Boizel, 11-12 Phil’s Gift, 10-11 Clover Don, 12-10 Burano. Lg hd, Nse, 1/2 hd. Time: 2:26.40. MR: 1:57.80. Last 800m: 58.70. Win: $2.30. Places: $1.50, $1.90, $7.80. Q: $6.60. Trifecta: $292.50 (5,6,7). First4: $2039.50 (5,6,7,4). Double: $331.90 (7/5+), $83.60 (7/6). Treble: $882.90 (6+/7/5+). Sub: Peak (5). Trainer: Tim Butt, West Melton. Breeding: 7 h Ganymede(FR)-Elegant Lady(DEN).

RACE 7 - NRM SIRES STAKES SERIES FINAL 3YO MBL, $180,000, 1950m 3-2 Tiger Tara (6) G O’Reilly 1 4-4 Bettor Offer (10) Z Butcher 2 5-5 Isaiah (14) N Rasmussen 3 Scr: Pay Me Mach, Explosive Art. Also (finish order): 1-3 Cyclone Prince, 2-1 Alleluia, 7-7 Someardensomewhere, 12-10 Bio Marinus, 13-13 Nota Lada, 11-12 Return To Sender, 9-9 Hawkeye Bromac, 6-6 Regulus, 10-11 Emmanuel, 8-8 Dean Martin. Lg hd, 2-1/4L, 1/2 nk. Time: 2:19.10. MR: 1:55.30. Last 800m: 55.80. Win: $4.20. Places: $1.70, $2.00, $3.10. Quinella: $12.80. Trifecta: $248.80 (6,10,14). First4: $730.00 (6,10,14,1). Sub: Cyclone Prince (1). Tr: Geoff Dunn, West Melton. Breeding: 3 c Bettor’s Delight-Tara Gold. RACE 8 - AVON CITY FORD MOBILE PACE, $25000, 2600m 1-2 Saveapatrol (8) B Orange 1 4-5 Donegal’s Guest (7) J Dunn 2 3-3 Franco Nattai (4) B Cusdin 3 Scratched: Better Than Money. Also (in finishing order): 2-1 Anton Oliver, 8-8 Maximan, 7-6 Onlyforyou, 9-9 Comenche, 6-7 Uncle Trevor, 10-10 Flyin Ryan, 5-4 Simon Sivad. 2L, 1-1/2L, 2-1/2L. Time: 3:09.00. MR: 1:56.90. Last 800m: 55.80. Win: $2.20. Places: $1.50, $2.80, $2.10. Q: $14.80. Tri: $111.40 (8,7,4). First4: $222.10 (8,7,4,2). Double: $7.10 (6/8+), $16.30 (6/7). Sub: Saveapatrol (8). Trainer: Mark Jones, Woodend Beach. Breeding: 4 g Christian Cullen-Rondel Franco. RACE 9 - PASCOES THE JEWELLERS MOBILE PACE, $30000, 1950m 1-1 Didjamakem Bolt (3) M Purdon 1

2-2 Give The Wink (1) D Butcher 2 7-7 Classiesistar (10) N McGrath3 All Started. Also (finishing order): 6-6 Comply Or Die, 9-9 Reklaw Supreme, 5-5 Bettor Rock On, 13-13 Lulli Midfrew, 8-8 Blazin N Cullen, 3-3 Safedra, 11-12 Flyover, 12-10 Greenburn Creek, 4-4 All Star Man, 10-11 Fair Dinkum Bromac, 14-14 Buy Chevron Direct. 1-3/4L, 3/4L, Lg nk. Time: 2:18.60. MR: 1:54.40. Last 800m: 55.50. Win: $1.40. Pl: $1.30, $2.30, $3.80. Q: $5.20. Tri: $62.00 (3,1,10). First4: $306.30 (3,1,10,7). Treble: $20.20 (6/8+/3+). Sub: Didjamakem Bolt (3). Purdon/Rasmussen. Breed: 5 g Tinted Cloud-Sweet Petite. RACE 10 - CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NZ TROTTING CUP PACE, $650,000, 3200m 2-1 Terror To Love (7) R May 1 3-3 Fly Like An Eagle (8) M Purdon 2 1-2 Christen Me (3) D Dunn 3 Scr: Choise Achiever, Jimmy Johnstone, Phantom Grin. Also (finish order): 12-12 Pembrook Benny, 5-5 Caribbean Blaster, 4-4 Franco Ledger, 13-13 Four Starzzz Flash, 6-6 Jason Rulz, 8-7 Mah Sish, 9-9 Easy On The Eye, 14-14 Pass Them By, 10-10 Highview Tommy, 11-11 Sleepy Tripp, 15-15 Mach Banner, 7-8 Suave Stuey Lombo. Nk, 1-1/4L, 3/4L. Time: 3:57.00. MR: 1:59.10. Last 800m: 56.00. Win: $2.70. Places: $1.30, $2.50, $1.40. Quinella: $11.70. Trifecta: $47.60 (7,8,3). First4: $1177.00 (7,8,3,10). Double: $2.40 (3+/7), $8.20 (3+/8). Sub: Christen Me (3). Tr: G & P Court, West Melton. Breeding: 6 h Western Terror-Love To Live.

RACE 11 - RECRUITMENT NETWORK HANDICAP TROT, $25000, 2600m 8-7 King Of Strathfield (10) G O’Reilly 1 2-1 Yankee One (6) M Williamson 2 4-4 Raydon (12) D Butt 3 Scr: Blackjacky, Pink Diamond, Leighton Hest.

Also: 5-5 Springbank Sam, 10-9 Whitney, 9-10 Dixie Commando, 14-13 Kowhai Whiz, 1-2 Harry Johnson, 7-6 Donaldson, 12-12 Trip’s On Me, 6-8 Beat The Rythem, 3-3 Another Love, 11-11 Sol Invictus, 15-15 Sunny Kash, 13-14 Pretty Sunday. 1-1/2L, 3/4L, 1-1/2L. Time: 3:19.40. MR: 2:03.40. Last 800m: 58.10. Win: $23.60. Places: $5.30, $1.50, $2.90. Quinella: $57.40. Trifecta: $1041.60 (10,6,12). First4: $6672.10 (10,6,12,18). Sub: Harry Johnson (11). Tr: Geoff Dunn, West Melton. Breeding: 8 g Armbro Invasion-Rob The Nest. . RACE 12 - BLUE STAR TAXIS MBL PACE, $20,000, 2600m 3-3 Vice Chairman (3) D Dunn 1 1-1 Elios (9) J Dunn 2 8-8 Ideal Arden (1) J Anderson3 Scr: Castellina Lover, Arden’s Attack. Also (in finishing order): 9-10 Mac Tiger, 5-5 Machs A Flyin, 10-9 Dynamic Party, 7-7 Hi Jinx, 2-2 Mossdale Conner, 4-4 Beyond The Silence, 6-6 Jerry Garcia, 11-11 Speedy Ideal, 12-12 Davy Lindenny. 1/2L, 2-1/2L, 2-1/2L. Time: 3:15.00. MR: 2:00.70. Last 800m: 55.60. Win: $5.80. Places: $1.80, $1.50, $6.60. Quinella: $8.20. Trifecta: $317.00 (3,9,1). First4: $3724.40 (3,9,1,14). Quaddie: $763.70 (3+/7/10/3). Place6: $22.10 (6,1 0,14/4,7,8+/1,3+,10/3+,7,8/6,10,12/1,3,9+). Double: $296.90 (10/3), $44.20 (10/9+). Treble: $596.50 (7/10/3). Sub: Elios (9). Tr: Peter Bagrie, Ohoka. Breeding: 5 g Washington VC-Better Than Betta.


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■ RICCARTON TODAY

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Sprinter up for big test Alexander Fieldes is hoping maturity can make it third time lucky for Ginner Hart at Riccarton today. “He is a better horse now than he has ever been,” the Wanganui trainer said. “When he came down here two years ago for the Guineas he was a kindergarten boy, last year he was a school boy and now he’s a man!” Ginner Hart will have his second crack at the Gr.3 Lindauer Stewards’ Stakes after finishing fourth behind King Montrose

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12 months ago off the back of a sprint win at Hastings. This time around, the Volksraad gelding posted a repeat victory during the Hawke’s Bay carnival and Fieldes opted to give the five-year-old another outing before Riccarton with a strong run for second in the Listed Lion Red Plate. “He was just a bit big in condition last year and he went well at Rotorua,” he said. “The horse is really good and hitting out better than he ever has.”

Fieldes’ only concern is another poor gate – Ginner Hart has drawn widest of all – but he expected a fast early pace to break the field up from the barrier. “The draw is the only problem and last year we drew one from the outside,” he said. “He needs to get across and get some cover and then he can let down that last bit.” Fieldes travelled south yesterday from his Wanganui base with Neil Connors and his Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries

Otaki trainer Rachel Frost believes Captain Kirk can prove he’s more than an out and out sprinter this time around. She produced the sixyear-old for a triumphant return to racing in yesterday’s Inghams Handicap at Awapuni where he made the play in front and defied his rivals in the run home. “He doesn’t have to lead and if something with a lot of pace can cross him and he could trail I think he can run out a mile quite easily,” Frost said. “It’s just a matter of finding the right race for him. I tried last time, but there were just no races and the tracks were getting wet and he was at the end of it and getting tired.” Captain Kirk has now won seven of his 19 starts and in his only appearance beyond 1200 metres he finished runner-up behind Fazzle over 1400 metres.

Mile prospect Tyne Cot and race rival Scapolo, trained by Kevin Myers, was also on the truck. Both horses look strong chances in the feature mile with Tyne Cot, fourth in last year’s Group 1 Easter Handicap, a last-start third at Hawera after a trial win. Scapolo ran third behind Historian from an outside draw in the Group 3 Sprint Sprint at Hastings before scoring a runaway open win at Otaki. - APNZ

Canterbury gallops Today at Riccarton Raceway

Canterbury Racing - Canterbury JC Venue: Riccarton Park Meeting Date: 13 Nov 2013 NZ Meeting number : 6 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.20pm (NZT) PERFECT PACKAGING PREMIER RATING 75 $25,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 2000m 1 5x453 Keepher Close m (3) 59.5 2 x2614 Kina Win db (10) 59 ..........D Stackhouse (a) 3 2x525 Maravi t (2) 58 ........................L Whelan (a1) 4 11x24 Who Shot Thebarman mb (5) 58.....J Riddell 5 73635 Gagarin m (6) 57 ....................... J McDonald 6 15134 Messines td (4) 57 ..................... A Frye (a2) 7 x6x00 Taikomochi m (1) 57 ...................M Cameron 8 55034 Ask My Wife tm (11) 55.5 .......... M D Plessis 9 17555 Jungle Knight (9) 55 10 51491 Chairos (7) 54 ............................. C Johnson 11 03370 Pamina (8) 54..................................R Myers 2 12.55pm ROMANO’S PIZZAS PREMIER MAIDEN $20,000, MDN, 1200m 1 348x3 Ri’Gah Brook b (12) 58.5 .......... J McDonald 2 55x53 Owe The Ransom b (17) 58.5 .... A Frye (a2) 3 x87x2 Great Dancer (3) 58.5 ...............J Wong (a4) 4 3446x Bill Breaker (4) 58.5 .......................D Walker 5 62750 Hand Of God 58.5 ........................ Scratched 6 43x46 Red Coat (8) 58.5 .............D Stackhouse (a) 7 5 Jimmy (10) 57 ........................... S Muniandy 8 655x3 Mulan Queen b (9) 56.5 .................. J Morris 9 2269x Pentarose (16) 56.5 ......................... J Bates 10 6x3 Crystal Fox (11) 56.5............... T Direen (a1) 11 339x Ellure (14) 56.5 ............................K Williams 12 346x Ladybird Blue b (15) 56.5................ S Spratt 13 0x80x Are You Mine (7) 56.5.................. B Lammas 14 6. Setarime (5) 56.5 .......................M Cameron 15 87580 Decadent (6) 56.5 .................... A Taylor (a2) 16 Agnus Brown (2) 56.5 ...................D Bradley 17 Kaapfleur (13) 56.5 ........................R Bishop 18 28 Maria Santos (1) 55 .................... C Johnson 19 9x08 Girl On Fire 55 ............................. Scratched Emergency: Girl On Fire 3 1.30pm SPICERS CPS PREMIER MAIDEN $20,000, MDN, 1600m 1 7x422 Broadwalk b (19) 58.5 ....................H Tinsley 2 382x2 Mack (13) 58.5 .......................L Whelan (a1) 3 72642 Bogart (14) 58.5 ........................ S Muniandy 4 3520 Crikey Cron (2) 58.5 .......................D Walker 5 433x8 Justacrusin (20) 58.5 ....................K Walters 6 32563 King Filou (8) 58.5................... M Cropp (a3)

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10 20x25 Lucky Country d (10) 55............ J McDonald 11 21x02 Magic Tricks (7) 55 ...................... B Lammas 12 59118 Pennys From Heaven m (5) 55 .... A Frye (a) 13 66x11 Sultry Assassin d (12) 55 ............ D Johnson 14 4x387 Stormy Lass (14) 55......................D Bradley 15 35x21 Emerald Queen td (16) 55 .............. J Collett 16 2x632 Berenice b (4) 55 ............................ S Spratt 17 71216 Something Zed td (8) 55 18 64x14 The Darling One 55...................... Scratched Emergencies: Something Zed, The Darling One 6 3.15pm FARMERS MILL PREMIER OPEN $40,000, OPN HCP, 2000m 1 21x82 Alpine Heights td (12) 59 ................. J Bates 2 21447 Dickens tdm (1) 58.5 ...................L Callaway 3 0x918 Crocodile Canyon tdm (3) 58 .........D Walker 4 3x435 Monachee td (11) 57 ................... C Johnson 5 346x2 Our Bee Jay tm (13) 57 ................K Williams 6 1141x Soldier Of Love t (6) 55 .................C Spittles 7 23x06 Mungo Jerry 55 ............................ Scratched 8 82920 Uncle Shayne m (2) 54.5 ..................L Innes 9 34246 Whistling Straits m (4) 54.5 ........M Cameron 10 x1336 Schockemohle 54......................... Scratched 11 28x11 Darci Coup t (9) 53.5....................... K Myers 12 65871 Crystal Duke tdm (14) 53.5 ......... D Johnson 13 83444 Josephine tdmb (8) 53 .............. M D Plessis 14 50447 Our Alchemist tm (7) 53 15 83132 Spring Cheer dmb (5) 53 ................R Myers 16 5x453 Keepher Close m (10) 53 .......L Whelan (a1) 7 3.50pm LINDAUER STEWARDS STAKES $100,000, OPN HCP, 1200m 1 4x1x4 Coup Align tdb (9) 59.5 ..................H Tinsley 2 342x3 Durham Town d (10) 59.5.......... J McDonald 3 0x112 King Montrose tdm (4) 59.5 ........... J Bullard 4 8x814 El Chico td (8) 58.5 ....................M Cameron 5 06x12 Ginner Hart d (14) 57 ...................... N Harris 6 3213x Natuzzi tdb (11) 55.5................... C Johnson 7 42x89 Cora Lynn tdb (1) 53 ....................T Moseley 8 119x3 Semper Plus d (5) 53 ................... A Frye (a) 9 3x532 Fullavino dm (2) 53 ..........................P Taylor 10 18x31 Paraketo td (7) 53 ...........................R Myers 11 24x95 Queen Of The Castle dm (3) 53 ...... K Myers 12 x1141 Irish Fling td (13) 53 .................. M D Plessis 13 715x2 Mels Evie d (12) 53 ..................... D Johnson 14 01723 Tolarno b (6) 53 8 4.25pm INDEPENDENT MEAT PREMIER RATING 65 $20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2500m 1 1243 Arandom b (5) 59.5 ........................D Walker

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73x25 Ric O’Shea td (9) 55.5 ...................H Tinsley 0x282 Full Of Spirit db (6) 55 ................M Cameron x5004 Capone dm (13) 55 ..................... D Johnson 109x6 Captain Todd td (7) 55..................... N Harris 0x221 Go Go Dingo td (16) 54.............. V Johnston 27131 Scapolo tm (14) 54.........................D Walker 61x05 Kekova tdm (12) 53.5 ........................L Innes 13x64 Our Famous Eve d (11) 52 .............. K Myers 41x13 Ididit dm (5) 52 ................................ C Grylls 1x512 Ringo db (17) 52 ....................... M D Plessis 144x3 Tyne Cot d (3) 52 ............................R Myers 00x57 Revolt d (4) 52..............................T Moseley 10 5.35pm HALL’S REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT PREMIER RATING 85 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1400m 1 27x00 Open ‘N’ Shut td (8) 59...............M Cameron 2 95829 Prime Hit dm (9) 57.5 ................R Black (a2) 3 12x41 Dillinger t (5) 56.5........................ C Johnson 4 181x4 Royal Hu td (11) 56.5 ................. V Johnston 5 220x1 Sir Singo td (14) 56 ........................ J Bullard 6 1140x Irish Bay tdm (3) 55.5................. A Frye (a2) 7 1x185 Ishimine td (1) 55.5 .......................D Bradley Chris Johnson has the mount on 8 3371x Fragrant td (7) 55 ............................ S Spratt Likeapins td (6) 55 .......................... K Myers Final Touch in the Couplands Bak- 109 53x82 51x13 Esquina d (13) 54.5................... J McDonald eries Mile at Riccarton today. 11 636x1 Pinot Express d (2) 54.5 ............. D Johnson 2 17555 Jungle Knight (10) 59 ................ J McDonald 12 x1250 Zah Girl td (10) 54.5 .................. M D Plessis 3 33426 China Bo Bo m (9) 58.5 ............R Black (a2) 13 7x965 Cybele td (4) 54 ..........................L Callaway 4 71334 Jimmy The One tm (14) 58.5 .......T Moseley 14 03782 Torricella d (12) 54 .......................... J Collett 5 x0061 Grey Tom m (7) 58 ..................S Wynne (a3) Blinkers on : Pamina (R1), Ri’Gah Brook, Pentarose, Setarime 6 73x81 Reeves Hall m (6) 58 ...................K Williams (R2), King Filou, Indiana Jones, My Rules (R3), Abell Road, 7 00510 Dual Agent (1) 57.5 .................. A Taylor (a2) Ruffle (R4), Emerald Queen (R5), Revolt (R9) Blinkers off: Mulan Queen (R2) Winkers on: Mulan Queen (R2), Sacred 8 52212 Citadelle b (11) 57.........................D Bradley Point (R5), Ringo (R9) Winkers off : Pamina (R1), King Filou, 9 x6006 Prestigiosa (13) 57 ..........................R Myers My Rules (R3), Emerald Queen (R5) Pacifiers on : Coup 10 06243 Braehill m (2) 57......................... A Frye (a2) Ay Tee (R9) 11 37x02 Stingray b (8) 57...................... M Cropp (a3) SELECTIONS 12 4010 Pythia (12) 55.5.................................L Innes 13 0x0x0 Cecil 54 ........................................ Scratched Race 1: Who Shot Thebarman, Keepher Close, Messines 14 50278 Nolawood (4) 54 ........................ M D Plessis Race 2: Ri’Gah Brook, Owe The Ransom, Crystal Fox 15 8x3 Paddy McGuire (3) 54 ............L Whelan (a1) Race 3: Lukander, Broadwalk, Rod’s Lincoln, Solas, Chopper 4: Libetto, Teddytwinkletoes, Buck Cannon, Miss Maka 9 5.00pm 9TH COUPLAND’S BAKERIES MILE $230,000, Race Race 5: Arietta, Sacred Point, Lucky Country, Our Premonition OPEN HANDICAP, 1600m 1 x3341 Final Touch tdm (1) 59 ................ C Johnson Race 6: Monachee, Spring Cheer, Alpine Heights, Josephine 2 15124 Coup Ay Tee d (2) 59 ...................... J Collett Race 7: Durham Town, Ginner Hart, Natuzzi, King Montrose 3 152x1 Historian d (15) 57.5 ................. J McDonald Race 8: Arandom, Jimmy The One, Jungle Knight, Prestigiosa 4 6x881 Brave Centaur d (10) 56.5..........M Coleman Race 9: Final Touch, Historian, Coup Ay Tee, The Solitaire 5 26x64 The Solitaire tdb (8) 56 .................. J Bullard Race 10: Open ‘N’ Shut, Esquina, Dillinger, Sir Singo, Ishimine

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 13 Nov NZ Meeting number : 9 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 12.09pm (ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0, 305m

7 55573 Why Wait (12) 58.5...................D Bothamley 8 20x39 Chopper (17) 58.5 ...........................R Myers 9 5072x Royalty (6) 58.5 ......................... M D Plessis 10 26 Solas (1) 58.5.................................. K Myers 11 59x53 Gallant Trick (18) 58.5 ...........R Doherty (a1) 12 495 Bee Hapi (23) 58.5 ..................S Wynne (a3) 13 54259 Lukander (21) 57............................. S Spratt 14 x4653 Rod’s Lincoln (7) 57 ......................D Bradley 15 35535 Lady Privateer (5) 56.5 .................... J Bates 16 53360 Quest For Luck (3) 56.5 .............. C Johnson 17 60443 Down Here Up There 56.5 ........... Scratched 18 x00x4 Our Memoir (22) 56.5...................T Moseley 19 06640 Indiana Jones (9) 58.5 ...............M Cameron 20 0x49 Geisha Girl (10) 56.5 21 7x5 Seduisante (15) 56.5 22 0x0x5 Mr Wiz (4) 58.5 23 75x6 My Rules (16) 58.5 24 92878 Cos I Can (11) 56.5 Emergencies: Indiana Jones, Geisha Girl, Seduisante, Mr Wiz, My Rules, Cos I Can 4 2.05pm NZ BLOODSTOCK SOUTHERN BONUS THREE-YEAR-OLD $20,000, 3YO SW, 1400m 1 01 Whackomaco d (7) 57.5 ...............K Williams 2 306 Brother Bowman (1) 57.5 ............ R Hannam 3 389 Our Castle (9) 57.5 ..................... C Johnson 4 7 Abell Road (5) 57.5 .......................... J Bates 0 Teddytwinkletoes (2) 57.5 ..............D Walker 5 6 8. Buck Cannon (13) 57.5 ................... N Harris 7 9 Pentultimate (11) 57.5 ................. D Johnson 8 x4342 Libetto (6) 55.5 .............................T Moseley 9 4x82 Double Blue (4) 55.5 ................. M D Plessis 10 42 Hell Raiser (14) 55.5 .........D Stackhouse (a) 11 3x92 Zhanim (3) 55.5..........................M Cameron 12 9x08 Girl On Fire (12) 55.5 ...................... J Collett 13 Miss Maka (8) 55.5 ......................... K Myers 14 6x566 Ruffle (10) 55.5 ............................ A Frye (a) 5 2.40pm VALACHI DOWNS CANTERBURY BREEDERS STAKES $55,000, F&M SW+P, 1400m 1 21x63 Goldminer d (9) 55 .....................M Cameron 2 42371 Voodoo t (11) 55..........................J Wong (a) 3 774x1 L’Amour tdm (13) 55 ........................ K Myers 4 7x812 Arietta td (2) 55 ........................... C Johnson 5 60x87 Petty Lane dm (17) 55..................K Williams 6 16x93 Our Premonition tdm (1) 55 ........ R Hannam 7 39341 Lakers Bay tdm (3) 55 .....................R Myers 8 43x11 The Diamond One (15) 55 ........ M D Plessis 9 5x913 Sacred Point db (6) 55 ......................L Innes

1 72434 Homebush Crash nwtd..............J McInerney 2 6 Working Midnight nwtd.................. D Donlon 3 Sudden Explosion nwtd ............. B Johnston 4 7888 Snooky Bear nwtd B & ..................G Atwood 5 Homebush Saxon nwtd .............J McInerney 6 5 Little Vampire nwtd ........................A Speight 7 Our Jack Attack nwtd ................... M J Lozell 8 52423 Come On Mickey nwtd G & ............. J Clarke 9 57555 Maddie Brand nwtd G & .....................Denby 10 75 Cosmic Sally nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 12.29pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 55443 Madam Ice nwtd..........................J McArthur 2 23624 King’s Selection nwtd ............... S Gommans 3 Otto Baxter nwtd .......................J McInerney 4 2 Toxic Revenge nwtd ......................A Speight 5 Homebush Rago nwtd ..............J McInerney 6 54 Jelly Gem nwtd U & ..........................Cottam 7 Boomerang Man nwtd ................ B Johnston 8 55453 Tongariro nwtd G & ......................... J Clarke 9 6 Working Pizzaz nwtd..................... D Donlon 10 87555 Fantas Fiction nwtd C & ..................... Fagan 3 12.47pm J P PRINT PETONE C0 FINAL C0f, 305m 1 74831 This Time Pedro 18.05 U & ...............Cottam

2 45831 Chocdee Karen 18.31 ...............J McInerney 8 Homebush Rigby nwtd ..............J McInerney 3 66683 Sheza Terror 30.54 9 87454 On The House nwtd B & .................... Steele 3 45312 Ngauruhoe nwtd G & ...................... J Clarke 9 6 Working Pizzaz nwtd..................... D Donlon 4 34267 Gay Thorley nwtd ......................J McInerney 10 16777 Monkey Queen 30.78 .........................W Kite 4 8417 Cassie Haka 18.16....................J McInerney 10 36638 Magic Tobin nwtd ............................... N Udy 5 15325 Cognac Diamond 30.67 G & .............S Ross 11 3.06pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 305m 6 12322 All About Amy 31.14 A &..................... J.Hall 1 66533 Aschenputtel 17.74 ..........................G Quirk 5 44732 Missy Sloy nwtd ...............................L Ahern 6 1.39pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 520m 6 75415 Sheldon Baxter 18.00 ...............J McInerney 1 17635 Homebush Coral 31.33 .............J McInerney 7 55743 Team Dream nwtd C & ....................... Fagan 2 23644 Mac Tan 18.07 B & ........................G Atwood 7 44462 Smirnoff nwtd ........................... S Gommans 2 45254 Nose White 30.76.....................A Duganzich 8 73468 Belle Cadeau 30.76 ............................S Kite 3 53448 Genia Haka 18.02 .....................J McInerney 8 46113 Bigtime Chip 17.95...........................L Ahern 3 14236 Sydenham Opal nwtd G & .............. J Clarke 9 6F765 Homebush Nos nwtd.................J McInerney 4 82277 Working Waikato 17.75 ................. D Donlon 10 46488 Doll Parts 30.50 ..........................B Hodgson 5 66224 Okuku Bobo nwtd C &........................ Fagan 9 2 Toxic Revenge nwtd ......................A Speight 4 45865 Rich List 30.41 10 47822 Polar Snow White nwtd G & ............ J Clarke 5 57545 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 9 2.32pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 305m 6 66575 Cold Turkey 17.59 ............................G Quirk 4 1.04pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C0, 520m 6 52858 Pats All Round nwtd B & .................... Steele 1 22325 Go With It 17.77 ...............................G Quirk 7 36563 Sydenham Bubbles 17.51 G &........ J Clarke 1 Mystik Nite nwtd ........................... M J Lozell 7 84422 Tepirita Tuiteka 30.74 ....................B Mitchell 2 53318 Patrick Star 18.18.............................L Ahern 8 24443 Kiribati Girl 17.94 ..................... S Gommans 2 23335 Wee Terra nwtd C & ........................... Fagan 8 17422 Buster Boy 30.92.........................J McArthur 3 71345 Breakthru 17.92 ............................. I George 9 55554 Ramessee 17.95 ...........................M Gowan 3 6x263 No More Laughter nwtd F & ...........Turnwald 9 48836 Cluain Meala 30.91 .................... B Johnston 4 24375 Mighty Monica 18.16 ................ S Gommans 10 384F6 Blair Ninety 17.97 G & .......................Denby 4 76622 Dutchess Queen nwtd.................J McArthur 10 86873 Taikorea Lass nwtd ...................... T Downey 5 33553 Found Roman nwtd U & ....................Cottam 12 3.25pm CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES 6TH-13TH5 77x78 Nopee nwtd ...............................J McInerney 7 1.57pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C1, 305m 6 55543 All The Milk 18.19.............................G Quirk 20TH DECEMBER C1 C1, 305m 6 83281 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 1 62185 Charlie’s Pal nwtd .....................J McInerney 7 76784 Homebush Alex 17.90 ...............J McInerney 1 12448 Chocdee Alice nwtd ..................J McInerney 7 7 Sefton Dosh nwtd......................J McInerney 2 F13 Toby’s Terra nwtd C &......................... Fagan 8 13783 Dodgy Pockets 18.22 ....................M Gowan 2 37468 Lavender Sal 17.85 ...................... P Denbee 8 55677 Homebush Marlow nwtd ...........J McInerney 3 14357 Chelsea’s Beauty 17.84 ............... T Downey 9 51686 Knocka Off Time 18.13 G & ............ J Clarke 3 11856 Rebel Joe 17.93 .............................. C Brider 9 66767 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 4 133F3 No No Romeo 18.03 ........................G Quirk 10 54475 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 4 81322 Cawbourne Banksy 17.90 ................G Quirk 5 46774 Opawa Gift 17.81 ....................... B Johnston 10 77888 Spilt Wine nwtd .........................J McInerney 5 77334 Jolokia 17.89 ..................................R Murray 10 2.49pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 6 37888 Another Pizza 17.73..................J McInerney 1 86462 Okuku Dreamer 30.47 C &................. Fagan 6 37764 Opehu Tiger nwtd.............................R Waite 5 1.22pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C0 C0, 305m 7 28874 Zippit Sweetie 17.98 ........................G Quirk 1 Iced Honey nwtd ............................ I George 7 83144 All The Coco 18.15...........................G Quirk 2 77121 Bit Coin nwtd ............................A Duganzich 8 44321 Mamalulu nwtd C & ............................ Fagan 2 68245 Zee Brugge nwtd.......................J McInerney 8 1426 Miss McFly 17.90 .............................L Ahern 3 75313 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin Emergencies: 3 437 Opalescent nwtd G & ........................S Ross 9 55554 Ramessee 17.95 ...........................M Gowan 4 25171 Figlia nwtd G &..................................S Ross 9 51686 Knocka Off Time 18.13 G & ............ J Clarke 4 Cedric Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 10 7722x Masonyx nwtd .............................A Turnwald 5 67664 Smart Cookie nwtd .....................J McArthur 6 1362 Sarah Campbell 30.93 ................B Hodgson 10 24672 Another Drink 18.11 ..................J McInerney 5 47822 Polar Snow White nwtd G & ............ J Clarke 8 2.14pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 520m 6 64 Kickin’ It nwtd ........................... S Gommans 1 77556 King’s Legacy nwtd B & ..................... Steele 7 887x8 Opawa Stu nwtd .......................S M Gardner LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 7 5 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 2 24354 Charming Chuck nwtd......................L Ahern 8 26557 Homebush Lestat 30.47 ............J McInerney - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Sport 20 Ashburton Guardian

In brief Security a concern As the All Whites enter Mexico, there are serious security concerns over what could unfold over the next 72 hours, with some players privately questioning if New Zealand Football has done enough to ensure their safety. The last time the All Whites played Mexico a large rock was thrown through their bus window after the match, and their footballs were stolen at a team training session. That was in Denver, not Mexico City and the shattered window came as the team left the stadium after a 3-0 loss. It is uncertain what will happen but one thing is for sure; the All Whites will be deep in enemy territory. Privately, several players wonder if NZF has done enough security-wise - “ultimately it is their responsibility if things go wrong there,” said one senior player. - HOS

Aussies confident Statistics may have not been kind to the Australian cricket team of late but they are exuding something that can’t be measured ahead of the Ashes series confidence. Australia have only won one of their last 10 Tests. And they face the sobering prospect of losing a record four straight Ashes series this summer. But allrounder Shane Watson’s dodgy hamstring has not stopped Australia regaining their strut before the first Test starts at the Gabba on November 21. Test quick Ryan Harris admitted that new-found form ensured there would be no excuses at the upcoming Ashes. “It’s time we brought the urn home and we know that,” Harris said. “You always have pressure at this level and there is extra after not winning the last few series. “But if we play our best cricket we will win. We believe in each other.” - AAP

Pacers still unbeaten Paul George scored a game-high 23 points and Lance Stephenson produced his first NBA career triple-double to lead the unbeaten Indiana Pacers over Memphis 95-79 yesterday. Stephenson scored 13 points, passed off a personal-best 12 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds for Indiana, who improved to 8-0, the best start in team history and the last unbeaten record in the NBA this season. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 15 points. Indiana is the first NBA club to start the season with eight wins in a row since the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets did so in 2010. - AFP

Early clash likely Netball heavyweights Australia and New Zealand could clash as early as the opening game of the 2015 World Cup in Sydney, as organisers aim to increase the amount of competitive games under a new format. The pool stages of past tournaments have been marked by lopsided blowouts, with the handful of top tier nations not meeting until the semi-finals. While 16 nations will again be divided into four pools of four, the top ranked two teams in the world will play in the same group. New Zealand midcourt stalwart Laura Langman said: “It will certainly draw the crowds right from day one.” - AAP

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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All Whites into the cauldron BY MICHAEL BURGESS Welcome to footballing hell. The Azteca Stadium, where the All Whites face Mexico tomorrow, is an arena every footballer wants to play in but also a place of physical and mental suffering. It’s not just the altitude, though the 2300 metre elevation of the stadium makes it harder to breathe - and even think - as lungs gasp and muscles ache, especially if you are constantly chasing the ball. The All Whites are playing in the early afternoon (2.30pm local time), when the air pollution is at its worst. It will be hot, with a cacophony of noise that few stadiums can match. “It’s a unique experience - and not often in a good way,” says former All White Simon Elliott, one of the few New Zealanders to have experienced the Azteca. “The altitude, combined with the smog, is extremely tough. You feel like you are swimming a little bit or going through quicksand. “That is why keeping the ball is so important; you don’t want to be doing a lot of work without the ball.” During his stint at LA Galaxy (1999-2003) Elliott played

several times in Mexico City in regional competitions. “It’s the whole package,” says Elliott. “The heat, the noise, the smog, the crowd .. it’s a great place to play but you can suffer.” On Thursday morning the All Whites will prepare in changing rooms that date from the 1960s. Across the corridor they will hear the Mexicans, psyching themselves up with shouts of “Vamos! Vamos! Vamos! (Let’s go, Come on!)” then walk down a tunnel before emerging into the arena. “It’s a cauldron,” says Elliott. “You come out from underneath and you are hit by a sea of fans ... the smell, the sweat and the noise. At least New Zealand is a bit of an unknown quantity. “If it was the USA playing Mexico there would be potential for a riot.” Former American players have described seeing effigies of players burning before kick off in the grandstands. They talk about basketball size balls of straw being set alight and thrown from the stands, as well as bags filled with urine, batteries, coins and other projectiles.

There is no real danger - the field is a large distance from the stands and such incidents may belong more to another time (the 1980s), or be more typical of the intense cross border rivalry. But with what is at stake, intimidation - both on the field and from the stands - won’t be in short supply. “If you have not played at Azteca, there is nothing

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you can be told that can prepare you for it,” former American international Cobi Jones told ESPN. “There is no way to counter the altitude, no matter how fit you are. You need to keep it simple and smart. “The Mexicans will press you. They love to attack players who have not been there, especially at the back. They also know there is simply nothing like [the Azteca].” Communication will be near impossible at times, especially for defenders - it is difficult to hear anything from a teammate more than 20 metres away. Teams there rely on established defensive combinations, which the All Whites sans Ryan Nelsen and Winston Reid don’t really have. “It will be deafening,” says All Whites goal keeper Glen Moss. “We need to make sure everything is nailed down, everyone knows their jobs and what to do in different scenarios so we don’t have to rely on that communication aspect.” - HOS

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Dagg suffering a dearth of test tries BY PATRICK MCKENDRY For an outside back in good form, Israel Dagg is having a tough time getting over the opposition’s try line. The All Blacks fullback, known for his brilliant counterattacking and uncanny sense of being in the right place at the right time, has not scored a test try all year. His last five-pointer came against Scotland at Murrayfield almost exactly 12 months ago a run of 13 tests without a try. His last points came via a penalty against Australia in Wellington in August. For a man who announced himself on the world stage with two brilliant tries in two tests against South Africa in 2010, it’s a curious position to be in. Asked about it in London ahead of his side’s showdown against England at Twickenham on Sunday morning, Dagg denied he was frustrated by his inability to dot down. “I’ve just got to do my job and if I’m giving that final pass to

the wingers and they’re scoring tries then that’s as good as scoring in my eyes,” he said. “I might get one this week, you never know. “I nearly scored one in the Aussie game but I tripped up and gave it to Sam Cane. It’s just one of those things, I just have to nail my role.” Dagg was one of the best backs on the field in that third Bledisloe Cup test against Australian in Dunedin. After a slow start to the year with the Crusaders, Dagg has progressed nicely to the point where he is one of the most consistent operators for the national team. His ability to see space means will always be a conduit for his wings. Julian Savea, like Cane, also reaped the benefits of a Dagg pass in Dunedin. Having by-passed the test against Japan in Tokyo, he was good against France on a night where the All Blacks struggled to get their attacking rhythm going. As backs coach Ian Foster said yesterday, the All Blacks

got it mostly right but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow. Foster said the fitness of both Savea, who has recovered from the flu which ruled him out of the Paris test, and Cory Jane, who played his first test of the year in that match, must be taken into account to determine who will join Dagg in the back three. It appears Charles Piutau has cemented one wing spot. Savea must be considered a good chance to play on the other. The progress of centre Ben Smith, meanwhile, continues to satisfy Foster. “He has his best game at centre,” he said of Smith against France. “There’s probably a couple of things that he’s still working on, particularly his support lines after line breaks... but we’re really pleased with him.” Dagg’s drought: Tests: 36. Tries: 12 First half of test career: 10 tries. Second half: 2. Team most likely to score against: South Africa (3 tries in 7 tests) - APNZ

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Defining test for Hansen

Home Support Workers Wanted These positions are casual / part-time positions with support taking place on weekends or after 3pm on weekdays. Do you have motivation with energy and enthusiasm to coach and support members of our community who have an Intellectual Disability? Successful applicants must also have:

BY PATRICK MCKENDRY It’s not about revenge, it’s about performance; it’s not about him, it’s about the collective. Its all true of course but no matter how Steve Hansen phrases it, this is a defining week for him as All Blacks head coach. Setting aside last year’s draw against Australia in Sydney, the loss to England in December is the only blemish on an outstanding record since Hansen replaced Graham Henry after the 2011 World Cup. Rather than being the metaphorical pebble under the beach towel over the New Zealand summer, that record defeat would have been a rock-strewn beach for the All Blacks coach. His French counterpart Philippe Saint-Andre spoke about what is otherwise a supremely consistent string of results in wondrous tones minutes after his team pushed the All Blacks all the way in a 26-19 defeat in Paris at the weekend, saying: “Since the World Cup I think they’ve played 31 games, won 29, drew one, lost one, so that must be the best record in the history of rugby.” It is a record that the majority of other international coaches can only dream about, not least England’s Stuart Lancaster, whose stated aim is to take his team to No2 on the world rankings over South Africa. For Hansen, that France battle was probably the ideal build-up for the showdown at Twickenham, for it exposed the All Blacks once again to the realities of Northern Hemisphere rugby. It was several steps up

from the Japanese exercise in Tokyo and not only because of the challenge up front. The importance of making first-up tackles will also be driven home this week, as will coping with playing in front of what will be another huge crowd of about 80,000. And, although Hansen has an abundance of talent on the wings with the emergence of Charles Piutau, and the return from injury and illness of Cory Jane and Julian Savea respectively, he doesn’t have as many options at centre. He has committed himself to playing Ben Smith there in the absence of Conrad Smith, but Wesley Fofana and Florian Fritz caused the

Highlanders player and midfield partner Ma’a Nonu problems in Paris. The forward pack and Aaron Smith/Dan Carter axis virtually picks itself but there remains a feeling that the midfield is in a state of flux. For the All Blacks, it’s probably a good thing the England powerhouse Manu Tuilagi is injured, but a nagging sense of anxiety could be just what they need to make what they hope will be an emphatic statement. “It’s not about me, it’s about all of us. “The All Blacks are way bigger than one person so the day I starting thinking about myself will be the day I’m not here any more.” Hansen’s own statement after the team arrived in London was designed to deflect attention but the spotlight on him is likely to shine brighter with every day that passes this week. There is a record at stake a victory will put his team on the brink of ending the year unbeaten with a test against Ireland to come - and a very painful defeat to put right. - APNZ

Idea Family/Whanau will offer you support and ongoing training.

Applications Close: Friday 22 November 2013. To apply and view a job description online please visit our website (www.ihcjobs.co.nz). For all other enquiries please contact Trudy Tocher: Idea Family/Whanau Tel: 0800 433 239 Cell: 021 244 2561 trudy.tocher@idea.org.nz www.ideajobs.co.nz

Drivers We are a small family run transport company based in Ashburton. With a focus on servicing the building industry and rural sector. We are looking for a class 5 Driver with the ability to turn their hand to any job required. Tip truck/crane truck experience would definitely be an advantage. Some shift work is required from time to time. We are also looking for a class 2 driver with a DG licence. This position would suit someone who is keen to learn and wishing to get their class 5. In return we offer a good hourly rate with overtime, tidy equipment and small team atmosphere to work in.

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Djokovic eyes up Davis Cup Novak Djokovic has set his sights on following his successful defence of the ATP World Tour Finals by leading Serbia to glory in the Davis Cup final. Djokovic won the prestigious season-ending Tour Finals for the third time with a dominant 6-3 6-4 victory over world No.1 Rafael Nadal at the O2 Arena in London. The 26-year-old has played some of the best tennis of his life since losing the US Open final against Nadal in September and yesterday’s win was his 22nd successive match victory - a run that has brought him titles in Beijing, Shanghai, Paris and now London. But, although Djokovic could

Patience - with the ability to build rapport with the client Positive “can do” attitude Good initiative, common sense approach Strong communication skills.

Please apply in your own hand writing with CV and references to; PO Box 237 ASHBURTON 7740

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BY STEVEN GRIFFITHS

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be forgiven for wanting a wellearned holiday after such an intense period, the world No.2 has no time to rest on his laurels because he will now fly home to Belgrade to prepare for the Davis Cup final clash with holders Czech Republic, which starts on Friday. Serbia’s most recent Davis Cup win came in 2010 and Djokovic would dearly love to repeat that triumph. “It’s a fact that it’s been a very long season for me and I’m exhausted in every way. But God knows if we’re going to have as a country another opportunity like this to win a Davis Cup title at home,” Djokovic said. “We have very tough opponents, the defending champions

... I’m going to do my best to recover the next three days and get ready for that one.” Once Djokovic has finished with his national service, he will finally be able to put his feet up and reflect on a year that brought him joy and despair in equal measure. After winning the Australian Open for the fourth time in January, he suffered a frustrating semi-final loss to Nadal at the French Open - the one grand slam title he has never won. That was followed by a Wimbledon final defeat against Andy Murray and another painful loss at Nadal’s hands in the US Open that eventually led to the Spaniard replacing Djokovic at the top of the world rankings. - AFP

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15-30 hour per week Duties include: Barista skills Customer service skills Kitchen duties Food handling Please email the Manager Sue Moorren

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NZ Bio Grains Ltd requires a person to join our small team to operate our stockfood plant. A good standard of fitness and mechanical or engineering knowledge is required. Telephone 03 308 7349 for an appointment.

Chef/Cook Required for our busy Bistro / Takeaways. Experience essential. Approx 20+ hrs p/w References required. Please phone Joce on

021 105 5234 Hinds Wayside Inn For all subscriber enquiries, missed delivery, new subscriptions, temporary stops, call our subscriber hotline

Checkout/ Grocery Person We have available a part-time position of Checkout/Grocery Person. This position is Sunday to Thursday with one late night. For the right person this may lead to Lotto training. For a hardworking team member there would be available extra hours on a casual basis. Application forms can be collected from Tinwald SuperValue, 113 Archibald Street. Applications close Monday 18th November.

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Electrician required

Receptionist

EA Networks is currently seeking to fill the above position. The role is aimed at an entrylevel, full-time position. EA Networks is a supportive, friendly, and locally owned co-operative company that owns the electricity distribution network, a fibre communication network and provides maintenance of electrical reticulation systems. The key responsibilities for this position will include: • Greeting customers and visitors in person • The first point of contact for incoming telephone calls • General administration support to Managers • General data entry • General office duties This is an opportunity for someone with good personal skills, to join one of Mid-Canterbury’s cornerstone companies, which is committed to its staff and offer a friendly team environment. We are committed to the safety of our team, and as a result we have a policy of preemployment checks as part of our recruitment process. If this sounds like a position for you, please email your CV and covering letter to:

Ronnie Campbell email: rcampbell@eanetworks.co.nz

We are looking for a responsible person with a great attitude and a willingness to learn to join our great, small team

Two Positions Department Head & Salesperson

This department provides bathroom and plumbing products as well as kitchen design to our extensive trade and DIY customers. This successful applicants will have: • • • • •

Ability to lead and motivate Good communication skills A can do attitude Lead by example Proven sales experience would be an advantage • Attention to detail • Ability to work under pressure • Good administration and computer skills Each position offers great job satisfaction and the opportunity to join a progressive company. In return we offer fantastic staff buying privileges and solid job security. Please email your c.v. along with a covering letter to: hr.ashburton@mitre10.co.nz or post to: Human Resources, Mitre 10 MEGA. P.O. Box 35, Ashburton. 7740. Applications remain confidential and close on Monday, November 18, 2013.

Netball Development Officer Mid Canterbury Netball is looking to find a suitable candidate to fill the Netball Development Officer role. This role will work predominantly with players, coaches, schools and clubs with the ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary. The successful applicant will be required to be a skilled communicator, highly organised, well planned and reliable. The ability to relate to and work closely with other netball personnel, players, coaches and teachers in the netball community is essential. Other competencies preferred are strong netball knowledge and the ability to work unsupervised.

To apply forward your CV and covering letter by November 29, 2013 to: Rosemary Adlam PO Box372 Ashburton 7740 Or email rosemaryadlam@xtra.co.nz

Welder/Fabricator Wanted Due to an increase in workload, we require a top Welder/Fabricator for onsite/off-site work.

Working in a green field site, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate they have a proven track record in operating plastics extrusion equipment and the ability to lead a small team. This role will also require management of all compliance associated with a manufacturing site. As this site will be part of a small cluster of Australasian plants, full support systems are already in place.

Good remuneration package for the right person.

307 7900

Applications to: Phil Wilce Wilce Engineering Ltd Ph 022 089 6224

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Rainer has its own fully equipped in house electrical department that is at the leading edge of the industry. This is the fastest growing part of the company with 6 electricians currently on staff. Rainer designs, builds and commissions all its own electrical cabinets and is fast becoming a reputable name in irrigation electrics including soft starters, variable speed drives and multi pump controllers. We require a motivated, hardworking and reliable qualified electrician to join our growing team in a growth industry. Applicant must have a full drivers licence and industrial experience. Excellent remuneration package for the right applicant. Please phone 307 9049

Previous experience in food preparation would be helpful, but is not a requirement as full training will be given. Please ask one of our friendly staff at the Kebab Caravan, Baring Square, for an application form and return it with your C.V.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN We have a vacancy for a qualified Pharmacy Technician. This is a full time position including the full scope of technician duties and will involve some weekend work. Please send a CV and covering letter to: Sean Reilly East St Pharmacy P O Box 80 Ashburton or searles@quicksilver.net.nz

Johnson Gluyas Tractors - Ashburton Positions available for Salesperson, Workshop Manager and a Spare Parts Assistant in our Ashburton yard. For more details visit our Trademe Jobs listings #661182695 #660095860 #660094769

Wanted

Experienced truck driver

A full time position is available for an experienced truck driver. Must have full heavy traffic license (Class 5) and be tidily presented. Immediate start available. Top hourly rate for the right person.

Please phone 027 474 6026

10 Robinson Street, Ashburton

TRADES, SERVICES

TRADES, SERVICES

Logsplitter LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES Hire • Bark Heavy duty machine with ring lifter, $40 minimum charge per day, and $10 per engine hour.

• Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available

Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

Contact Zane 027 460 4084 TRADES, SERVICES

SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator. 307 6347. Guardian Classifieds Member of Master Tinters 307 7900 NZ.

Birthday Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Logan Bartlett Happy 6th Birthday Logan. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Brooke. xxoo Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

We design, we build, we innovate.

CALL IN AND CHECK OUT OUR GREAT RANGE OF LAWN CARE EQUIPMENT! 832 East St Phone: 03 307 9911

Rainer irrigation is a one stop solution when it comes to irrigation - including Electrics.

The successful applicant must have a passion for food and the flexibility to work both weekdays and weekends.

For job descriptions or any information about the above position please email: rosemaryadlam@xtra.co.nz or phone 0274452503.

The person we seek must be experienced, and will either have or can obtain, welding certification. Some overtime is normally available.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please phone: 09 5769652 or email: harry@replassheet.com

Duties involved include · Food preparation · Customer service · Till operation · Cleaning and general services

This role is contracted for 20 hours per week - Fixed Term for 24 months.

Plastics Extrusion Operator/Supervisor, Ashburton

You will be part of a small privately owned company that manufactures a range of innovative products and services into niche markets and customers globally. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be an integral part of our customer- centric ethos.

We are a large tourist retail shop dealing mainly with the Asian tour markets. We are seeking an Accountant with experience in the tourism/ hospitality industry and who has the ability to speak/write Chinese to liaise with overseas agents. The applicant will be required to: fe • prepare financial reports for presentation to the Directors • analyse monthly income and operating costs to increase profitability • prepare for taxation returns • plus various accounting duties eg. sales analysis, preparing payroll, accounts receivable and payable, and liaising with overseas agents. The applicant should have excellent organisation and multi-tasking skills, work well under pressure, have experience using MYOB, and must be able to speak and write in Chinese. If you meet these requirements, please send a cover letter and CV to the Manager at:

Full Time Positions Available

BATHROOM/KITCHEN Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton have two vacancies; for a Department head and for a Salesperson, in our very busy Bathroom/ Kitchen department of 5 staff. These positions are full time, which will include rostered weekends.

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M&M Methven Limited, has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the grant of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at 51 Main Street, Methven and known as “Methven Resort”. th Monday 25 The general nature of the November, 2013 business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence at 8:00pm is- Hotel. The days on which and the Club Lounge hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold All Welcome under the licence are: Monday - Sunday 7am to 3am (the following day). RURAL TRADING POST WANTED - standing grass. The application may be Phone Jacob 027 422 5464. inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of WANTED - standing lucerne. the Ashburton District Phone Jacob 027 422 5464. Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. PERSONAL Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the SUMMER application may, not later LOVING than 15 working days after It ‘s the season for the date of the first publication of this notice, file romance and time to a notice in writing of the welcome love and objection with: happiness into your life! The Secretary Someone wonderful is Ashburton District waiting to meet you right Licensing Agency now. Bridges only P O Box 94 introduce genuine men ASHBURTON and women, no more This is the first publication of time wasting or internet this notice. dating disasters.

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This three bedroom home has an open plan kitchen/living area with french doors out to a sunny terrace. Double garage plus large storage area on a well fenced section must add appeal for buyers. For Sale $283,500 View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20014

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GREAT FAMILY HOME * Three excellent sized bedrooms plus office * Huge open plan living * Indoor/Outdoor flow * Walking distance to town * Large hobby room

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WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.

For Sale: Price on Application View: Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20321 027 437 6755 jill.quaied@raywhite.com

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Potential for investment or build your own new home. 1872m2 (more or less freehold land. Application to District Council for 4 allotment subdivision, subject to resource consent. Owner states "he will consider all offers"

$110,000 View by appointment, 48a Cambridge Street rwashburton.co.nz /AHB20138

For Sale View by appointment, 71 Cambridge Street rwashburton.co.nz / AHB20076

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Daily Events LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Wednesday

9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. Allenton

ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian Doubles. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

Thursday

9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

Urban

GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460 www.ashburtonuhire.co.nz

Monday, November 18 - 8pm Held at the clubrooms, Keenans Road Apologies, enquiries Stefan Brook 307 1072 Check ashburtonceltic.co.nz or Facebook/Ashburton Celtic RFC for updates, news and coming events.

GARAGE SALES

RELOCATING sale, household items, workshop and garden tools and camping gear. Lismore/Mayfield Road, Mayfield. Sign out at 9am, Sunday.

FOR SALE

CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772. FIREWOOD for sale, wet pine. 8X4X3 ft trailer load. $100 delivered, town area. Text 021-066-8829. ROOFING iron for sale. 42 sheets x 5 metres. Very good condition. Other sizes available. South Street Traders, cnr South and William Street.

Southern Rugby Club

A.G.M.

November 20, 2013 At Hinds Clubrooms Starting at 8.00pm Enquiries Mike Davis (President) 027 214 3674

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT

NEW Asian, 23 years, pretty, petite nice figure, real busty and friendly service. Ph Crystal 021 215 3297.

SAM XXX 39yr, busty vivacious blonde, pictures on No WEATHERBOARDS, good justgirls.co.nz. selection available. South texts/blocked num 027 435 Street Traders, cnr William 1020. and South Streets.

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Your local Telecom store, East Street, Ashburton (03) 308 0308

METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

10.30am ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Coffee morning, Cafe Central. Tancred Street.

10.00am - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street.

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock Street.

9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. 9.30am - 12.30pm For free budget advice and workshop 10.00am ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Ashburton Ashburton ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Consultancy House. The new release of five 3Ha and 4Ha properties marks Stage 7a of 1129m2 section on favoured Ludlow Drive. Allens Road. Allenton. Square East. this landmark development. Each of the lifestyle blocks, ranging in Access to water (although this section is not water’s edge), 9.30am size from 3.22 to 4.17 hectares, offer stunning panoramic views boating, swimming, paintball and fine dining. 10.00am 9.30am 12.30pm M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. and a unique connection to the Lake Hood lifestyle resort. Discover It’s all here! METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. METHODIST PARISH GOODWILL SHOP. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. the best of both worlds. Formulate your plans now for a spring build! New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church, $155,000 Social hall, Havelock Street. View and by appointment, 27 Ludlow Drive rwashburton.co.nz / Encounter, interactive fun for all Cnr Archibald Jane Street, Tinwald. Stage 7a - Lake Hood rwashburton.co.nz /AHB20055 AHB20035 LICENSED (REAA 2008) (REAA 2008)by local artists Judith ages.LICENSED Exhibition

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HIRE

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BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626.

Tranquil living at Carters Estate has many added benefits. 2000m2 9.45am Lower priced sites are few and far between. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE sections with post/rail fences,key pad access to your property. Flat building platform. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS. TennisINC. court and pavilion, two hole chip and putt, manicured Rear site provides good privacy. GROUP. Monthly meeting, Doris Linton Lounge. grounds. of spaceadvice and privacy. Close to Shopping centre, ForPlenty free budget and workshop Open for research, non members welcome. R.S.A. Cox Street. Medical centre, Primary school, and stroll to College. Owners invite offers! enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, $450,000 $95,000 254 Cameron Street, please phone 308-4115 View Consultancy by appointment, 28a Carters Road rwashburton.co.nz 10.00am / View by appointment, 39 Clark Street rwashburton.co.nz / House. AHB20185 AHB20039 or 307-2253 re access to the building.

9.30am SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community Pool, Walnut Avenue.

Ashburton Celtic RFC

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

8.30am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Kakahu bush walk with great views. All welcome, phone Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West. Ashburton 9.00am - 4.00pm

Ph 0800 856 640 til 8pm www.bridgesintros.co.nz

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12.50pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Main Street, Methven. 10.30am MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. Newcomers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Restaurant, Moore Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road.

Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. ASHBURTON ROSE GROUP. Rose show and general meeting. Catholic Rooms, Winter Street. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307 -7138 a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton. ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Field trip competition. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.00pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Stitch and chat. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.


Noticeboard

13 NOVEMBER 2013

A SHBURTON SECOND URBAN BRIDGE The Notice of Requirement (NOR) for land designation for the Second Urban Bridge across the Ashburton River has been lodged and notified. The designation, if confirmed, will protect the land required for the new bridge and associated roads. Given the public interest in the proposed second bridge designation and, following requests to Council, the timeline for submissions and hearings have been extended. You now have until 5.00pm January 17, 2014 to make a submission. For more information on the NOR or how to make a submission go to www.ashburtondc.govt.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

REFUSE AND RECYCLING

On This Week

PROPOSAL TO CLOSE ROADS

CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY 2013

Meetings

Ashburton District Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency gives public notices of a proposal to temporarily close roads to ordinary vehicle traffic to enable the holding of a community event - Methven Lions Club “Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Street Race”.

Resource Recovery Parks

Environmental Service Committee Thursday 21 November, 1.30pm

Roads proposed to be closed: METHVEN CHERTSEY ROAD, from Main Street to Mackie Street MACKIE STREET, from Methven Chertsey Road to Barkers Road BARKERS ROAD, from Main Street to Hall Street HALL STREET, from Barkers Road to Main Street STATE HIGHWAY 77 (MAIN STREET), from Lampard Street to Bank Street KILWORTH STREET, from Main Street to Mackie Street FOREST DRIVE, from McMillan Street to Main Street Period of closure: Between the hours of 6.00am and 6.00pm, Saturday 19 April 2014. Detours will be available on adjacent streets and these will be signposted. This proposed closure is made under the Local Government Act 1974 - Schedule 10 (11 (e)) and will be considered at the Finance and Business Support meeting on Thursday, 28 November 2013. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection and the grounds for their objection in writing by post or email to the Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton by 4.00pm, Wednesday 20 November 2013.

DISTRICT DIARY LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK The District Diary is one way we use to keep you informed of what’s happening at the Council. It’s important we deliver a product that you like reading and that gives you the information you want. We want to know what you think and what you think we could change to make it better. To learn more, and take the district diary survey go to the Council website.

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The Ashburton and Rakaia Resource Recovery Parks will be closed on Friday 15 November 2013. The Methven recycling drop off facility will also be closed on Friday 15 November 2013 for the collection of house hold items. Kerbside Collection Kerbside refuse and recyclables programmed for collection on Friday 15 November in Rakaia and Central Ashburton will be collected on Thursday 14 November 2013. There are no changes to any other collections. Please ensure all rubbish and recycling is placed at kerbside by 7.30am on collection day.

TRIENNIAL MEETINGS RESERVE BOARD TRIENNIAL MEETINGS The Tinwald, Mount Somers, Rakaia and Alford Forest reserve boards will be holding their triennial meetings as follows: Tinwald Reserve Board Monday 18 November 2013, 8.00pm Four Wheel Drive Rooms, Maronan Road

Watch Out For Road Works Emersons Road Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road (From Laghmor Road to 500m past Tarbottons Road and from Timaru Track Road to Rushford Road) For more information, visit www.ashburtondc.govt.nz

NEWCOMERS MID CANTERBURY NEWCOMERS NETWORK INCORPORATED ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mt Somers Reserve Board Tuesday 19 November 2013, 7.30pm Mt Somers Hall

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network Incorporated will be held on Thursday 21 November, at 7.00pm at St Johns, 241 Tancred Street.

Rakaia Reserve Board Monday 25 November 2013, 7.30pm Hockey Club, Rakaia Domain

Special guest speaker - Howard Mahaere, will be telling his story of making Ashburton home.

Alford Forest Reserve Board Tuesday 26 November 2013, 7.30pm Alford Forest Hall

All interested people are invited to attend this meeting.

The purpose of these meetings is to elect up to seven residents to fill the vacancies on the Board. The Board will meet immediately following the Triennial Meeting and appoint members to the positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

If you are interested in standing for a position on the Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network Governance Group, please contact Rae Magson on 308 8927 or raejohn@xtra.co.nz to obtain a nomination form.

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Sport Ricky May’s winning NZ Cup drives 2013, Terror To Love, time: 3:57.0 2012, Terror To Love, time: 3:58.6 2010, Monkey King, time: 4:00.7 2009, Monkey King, time: 3:57.3 2005, Mainland Banner, time: 4:04.0 1997, Iraklis, time 4:00.9 1989, Inky Lord, time, 4:02.2 PHOTO RACE IMAGES

Ricky makes it Super Seven BY MICHAEL GUERIN Terror To Love is going to be given his chance at becoming the greatest pacer in Addington history after his jaw-dropping win in yesterday’s New Zealand Trotting Cup. The equine Adonis did what should have been impossible by recovering from a shock early gallop that cost him 30m and valuable field position to win his third New Zealand Cup yesterday. He becomes only the third horse in 110 years to achieve the threepeat, but his treble is the most amazing as he paced the second fastest time ever in the great race, his 3:57 for the 3200m

just 0.6 of a second outside Changeover’s national record. Considering what he lost at the start and the fact he had to cover extra ground going around the field three wide, his was the greatest staying performance on the clock in New Zealand harness racing history. But once owner Terry McDonald had recovered from a race “that gave me a few heart problems” he declared his champion deserves his shot at owning a Cup record that will never been beaten. “If he had been beaten today then he was going to stud next year,” said McDonald. “But now we have to give him a shot at winning his fourth Cup don’t

we? So all things going well, we will be back here next season.” Terror To Love wasn’t the only superstar finding his unique place in history yesterday, with driver Ricky May recording his seventh win in the race, one more than the great Cecil Devine. It was a win May never gave up on even when all looked lost as Terror To Love was second last and Fly Like An Eagle and Christen Me led and trailed 35m in front of him. “I still thought I could win,” said May. “I knew it would be tough and to be honest I was in shock because he never gallops. But if any horse could win from there it was him.”

Bradley riding at Riccarton P19

May didn’t panic, moved three wide at the 1800m mark and was gifted the lead by Mark Purdon on Fly Like an Eagle at the bell. “My horse was getting keen and I needed to hand up. We had our chance after, the other horse was just too good,” said Purdon. There were no excuses from Dexter Dunn either behind Christen Me, who trailed, got clear at the top of the straight and seemed to hit a wall at the 100m mark, battling into third. “He was good and didn’t pull too hard so we had our chance. I am just not sure then 3200m suited him,” said Dunn. While next year’s Cup looms large in the plans for Terror To Love, more immediate is prov-

ing a point to his Australian doubters. While he has accrued $1.9million in stakes in his 24 wins from 54 starts, he has never won in Australia, where a major victory will greatly increase his stallion value, so trainers Graham and Paul Court will allow him to bypass Friday’s NZ Free-For-All to aim at the A$750,000 Miracle Mile on November 30. Then he has $2million worth of options over the summer, the Victoria Cup, Hunter Cup and Interdominion before another shot at the Auckland Cup. But none of them will mean as much to his connections as a third New Zealand Cup. Or the possibility of a fourth. - NZH

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